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‘Housewife’ isn’t bothered by sex tape release

If you’re among those who are mesmerized by “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” then the topic of Danielle Staub and her sex tape is a Christmas gift come early.
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If you’re among those who are mesmerized by “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” then the topic of Danielle Staub and her sex tape is a Christmas gift come early.

The existence of the tape, which is to be distributed by Hustler, isn’t so unfathomable. Staub, who was arrested by FBI agents for her role in a kidnapping plot that stemmed from a botched cocaine deal in 1986, seems capable of making sound decisions only when her daughters are there to persuade her to do so.

What’s so amazing is her reaction to the fact that the tape will soon be available to the general public. The average person would be quite distressed by such a thing, but after stills from the tape were leaked, Staub was unperturbed by a TMZ cameraman’s queries.

She did tell the cameraman that she expected her tape to do well. In fact, she thinks it will make more money than former “Girls Next Door” star Kendra Wilkinson’s tape.

“I haven’t seen hers,” Staub said. “I haven’t seen mine either, but I do know I was in it … I would hope mine would be better.”

Staub said she’s been told the tape was “stolen” from her, but rival housewife Jacqueline Laurita tweeted on Tuesday, “Heard from a VERY reliable source that D released her OWN sex tape. Heard it’s disgusting. Such disregard 4 her kids. I feel horrible 4 them.”

Whatever the case, there’s a book about the human condition being written somewhere, and Staub deserves a chapter. Bravo (I think?) to Bravo for tapping into one of the most bizarre corners of humanity. I think I speak for many when I say that I’m appalled, but I cannot look away.

Lohan to ‘Apprentice’? Not so fastLindsay Lohan’s mother, Dina, told the New York Post's Page Six on Thursday that Donald Trump is trying to nab Lindsay for “Celebrity Apprentice.”

"Donald is a friend of the family, and producers of 'Celebrity Apprentice' have approached Lindsay to appear in the next season,” she told the newspaper. “She’s deciding if she wants to do it or not, but she currently has three films in production, so she’s very busy.”

It might be a little premature to clear the calendar. Reps from the production did not have a comment, but one source close to the production said that Lindsay’s name has been mentioned, but casting is far from the point where there’s a short list.

“There are a number of people being considered, far more than the show can accommodate at this point. It’s way too early to think that she’s getting the hard sell,” said the source.

It’s ’80s week at the moviesThe 1980s invade the box office this weekend with “Karate Kid” and “The A-Team” both getting wide releases.

There’s been a tremendous amount of buzz surrounding the “A-Team,” and I do pity the movie that has to live up to Mr. T, a man larger than life. However, I don’t think it’s going to top “Karate Kid,” which is going to be the big winner this weekend.

“Kid” will bump “Shrek Forever After” from its three-week-long run at No. 1, despite reviews that suggest the remake of the 1984 hit leaves a lot to be desired.

The AP's Christy Lemire wrote, “Ralph Macchio was what, like, 35 when he played Daniel? But he looked 16, as his character was, so he seemed like a good fit. Now the character, Dre, is 12 ... but with his pretty face and slight build, (Jaden) Smith looks about 9. It’s inescapably distracting. And so neither the fighting nor the romance with a girl who’s out of his league — two key components of “The Karate Kid” — makes sense.”

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