urx unit loader Dirty Laundry: Was Christian Bale's family dust up a shakedown?

Christianbale_sibibale_batmanbegi_2Dirty Laundry: We scour the Web for the latest dirt. So you don’t have to.

Christian Bales family dust-up was really a shakedown? Yeah, just like we thought. It was about money. Now that he’s no longer a struggling actor, his estranged mom expects a payoff or else.

Oh, NO! Olympic swimmer Jessica Hardy fails a drug test and may be out of the Olympics! Is this good news or bad news for Dara Torres?

Amy Adams
is marrying her actor boyfriend of six years. They started dating a year after they became "friends." He’s "really special" and very  supportive. Ick, how "Enchanting"…. Send in the dancing cockroaches, quick.

Smoking will kill a billion people in the 21st century and Bill Gates is not happy about it.

SiennamillerThe truth behind
Sienna Miller’s digitally enhanced hairy nude scenes in "Hippie Hippie Shake." When merkins just aren’t enough ….

The 17-year-old L.A. kid whose dad tossed him in a swimming pool when he was a baby for the cover of Nirvana’s "Nevermind" album cover, thinks it’s way cool that so many millions of people saw him in the buff.

Psst. Be careful, all you French cardinals. Alanis Morissette understands everything you’re saying about her and she doesn’t like it.

Photos: Top, Christian Bale with wife Sibi at a premiere. Below, Sienna Miller at the Indie Spirit Awards this year.