Scoop: Kate seeks alimony as kids ‘act out’ 

And now, your regularly scheduled Jon-plus-Kate-equals-hate update. Last week, after her estranged husband allegedly withdrew $230,000 from their joint account, leaving her broke, Kate Gosselin filed for alimony. The reality star is seeking child support and temporary spousal support.

Meanwhile, the former couple managed to be civil for twins Cara and Mady's ninth-birthday celebration at the family home in Pennsylvania (Jon, ever the committed father, brought a cake that spelled Mady's name with an extra "d").

But the war between them is taking a toll on their eight kids, a source tells Us: "They are confused and distraught and are acting out all the time in an effort to get attention from their parents."

While Jon has been spending more time living the bachelor life than with his children, who famously also include 5-year-old sextuplets, primary custodian Kate "barely talks to them," an insider confides to the tabloid. "The nannies are doing 95 percent of the work. Kate has a short attention span, and everything upsets her."

That's it. Someone needs to hand these poor kids over to Brangelina ASAP.

Emmy: Dating?

Although Emmy Rossum recently filed for divorce and has been sighted canoodling with rocker Adam Duritz, she's cagey about whether she's dating the Counting Crows frontman.

"Let's put it this way," the "Phantom of the Opera" star coyly told People at a W Hotel launch party. "I'd be flattered if someone hit on me tonight, but I really can't say if I'm available or not."

"I don't discuss my love life because it's always misinterpreted or put under the microscope," explained the actress, who kept her marriage to music exec Justin Siegel a secret for more than a year.

"It's especially annoying when you're dating someone else who's well-known, which is why I normally would never go out with a famous guy." (Notice the use of the word "normally.")

However, she notes of Adam, whose appeal frankly eludes us, "I get why chicks dig him. He's extremely kind, incredibly intelligent, thoughtful, creative and respectful." (Notice the absence of the word "good-looking.")

Amy: Enhanced?

Amy Winehouse has landed in the hospital yet again – but not for the reasons you'd think. A report in Britain's OK! claims the erratic singer has spent the past two weeks in a private London hospital, after getting breast enhancement surgery. Didn't see that one coming, now did you?

"Amy used to stuff toilet roll in her bra, so decided to get her boobs enlarged," a source explained. "If it boosts her confidence and helps her move forward it can only be a good thing."

Amy's media-friendly dad Mitch confirmed that the "Rehab" chanteuse is holed up at the "very expensive hospital" but added, "You'll have to wait. I'll get into so much trouble. I really can't say anything more." In other words, we'll be able to tell as soon as we see her?

Nick: A Ringer?

Nick Lachey has confirmed he's back together with on-again girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo?, but just how serious is he?

After multiple recent sightings of the couple out and about together, the pop crooner confessed on a Philly TV show, "I was single for a minute there, and then we kind of patched things up there."

But Vanessa is reluctant to start shacking up again – because she wants a ring on her finger, according to one tabloid report.

"She never stopped loving him when they were apart," a pal of the former VJ told Star, "but she doesn't want to waste time if he has no interest in marrying her." No word on whether a reality show about their newlywed life is part of the deal, but they both sure could use a way to get back on MTV.
 

 

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