Director hit with paternity suit

 

Oh, this doesn't sound good at all: An Australian woman claims Steven Soderbergh fathered her baby, and she's suing for child support.

Oh, this doesn't sound good at all: An Australian woman claims Steven Soderbergh fathered her baby, and she's suing for child support.

One major hitch: Soderbergh's been married to TV personality Jules Asner since 2003.

Frances Lawrencina Anderson's suit, filed in Manhattan, says the Ocean's Eleven director helped pay medical expenses during her pregnancy, and a DNA test proved he was the dad of the girl born in August.

The two lovers met in Sydney where Soderbergh was directing his play Tot Mom from December 2009 to February 2010.

YOUNG LOVE

Is Alex Pettyfer engaged to Glee star Dianna Agron? Or are the rumors out there to stir up publicity for their upcoming sci-fi movie, I Am Number Four, out Feb. 18?

In Miami Beach Thursday to meet with press, the 20-year-old British actor was coy on his romance, and his publicist wanted no personal questions asked.

As for Agron, the 24-year-old tweeted that the couple is far from the chapel.

``I guess it has been a slow media week,'' she wrote. ``Opinions, opinions, opinions and all of those `inside sources.' If you believe to have the facts, show your face and then say what you indeed know to be true!''

MY FIRST LOVE

Nicole Kidman

opens up in the new issue of Marie Claire UK about her 11-year marriage to Tom Cruise.

Why did it end? The Rabbit Hole star, 43, thinks the relationship ``ran its course.''

The Aussie also tells the magazine that breaking up was hard to do.

Keith Urban's now wife, 43, tells the mag. ``I was really damaged and not sure whether that was ever going to happen again to me.''

But stardom happened for her, thanks in part to Cruise.

``I was never seeking to be a celebrity, but I was prepared to do that for love,'' she says.

BYE, BYE DAVE?

Amid the jokes, laughs and Jay Leno jibes in Thursday night's David Letterman/Howard Stern encounter, there was this bombshell: Letterman says he'll leave Late Show in two years.

Letterman's spokesman could not be reached for comment Friday morning, but Letterman's brief response to Stern's question -- when will you leave? -- was the first time in his long career that he has addressed the question, at least on TV. (He has said he'll finish up at CBS).

Dave turns 64 in April, which means he'd be leaving at age 66, when his role model Johnny Carson stepped down.

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