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Mia Farrow drops paternity bombshell


Woody Allen really is going to need therapy after this quasi-revelation. The famously neurotic director’s ex, Mia Farrow, dropped the bombshell that her ex husband and subsequent lover Frank Sinatra could have fathered Woody and Mia’s son, lawyer Ronan Allen, 25.

Asked by bold Vanity Fair writer, Maureen Orth, about Sinatra’s possible paternity, Farrow replied: “Possibly.”

The Rosemary’s Baby star was married to Ol’ Blue Eyes from 1966 to 1968 but they often hooked up even while she was with Allen. Sinatra (who died in 1998) would have been 78 when Ronan was conceived.

The mother of 14 and Allen split bitterly in 1992 when she discovered the filmmaker was having an affair with her adopted daughter Soon Yi Previn, now Allen’s wife.

So the VF article could be sweet revenge. Only a DNA test could tell for sure. But there sure is a resemblance.

Ronan and Allen are said to be estranged.

Meanwhile, Frank’s widow debunked the rumor. “I can't hardly believe that,” Barbara Sinatra told The Desert Sun after Farrow’s shocking interview made headlines. “It's just a bunch of junk. There's always junk written — lies that aren't true.”

Family matters

Casey Kasem is alive but not kicking. The velvety voiced DJ, 81, has advanced Parkinson’s disease, and his three kids are concerned. They say their stepmother Jean Kasem, who played ditzy Loretta Tortelli on Cheers, has barred the kids (their mom is Casem’s first wife, singer-actress Linda Myers) from seeing the radio legend, reports KABC-TV in Los Angeles. Maybe the actress want to make sure Casem’s will doesn’t get changed? Sounds like it, but since she had no comment, her motives are not clear.

Oldie but goodie

You didn’t think George Clooney would stay single long, did you? The Gravity star has taken back up with model Monika Jakisic. UsWeekly reports the Croatian beauty recently slept over at his L.A. home. And we get the feeling Clooney wasn’t on the couch. This is no one night stand: The two have known each other for about 10 years, says the mag.

Divorce court

So scandalous if it’s true: Maria Bartiromo could be called as a witness in the divorce of ex-Citigroup CFO Todd S. Thomson. A Connecticut court has granted Thompson’s wife, Melissa, permission to depose the 46-year-old TV personality, The New York Daily News reports. Thomson was fired by the bank in 2007 for lavish spending that included fandy rides on Citi’s jet. On one occasion, he took CNBC reporter Bartiromo for a spin. The father of three insists his relationship with the married so-called Money Honey was platonic, and so does she.

Britney’s body

Before she dons those revealing outfits for her residency at Planet Hollywood in Vegas, Britney Spears has been spending quality time with personal trainer to the stars Tony Martinez. Martinez tells Life & Style, they’re boxing, cartwheeling and jogging, climbing fences and even playing tennis to get her the perfect all-around bod. They keep it light, though. When Spears’ boxing gloves are on, Martinez jokes that the singer “has a hook” like Mike Tyson. “I’m like, ‘Are you sure you need security?’ ” he tells the mag.

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  • Celebrity birthdays on July 23

    Actress Gloria DeHaven is 89. Radio personality Don Imus is 74. Actor Larry Manetti (“Magnum, P.I.”) is 67. Actor Woody Harrelson is 53. Guitarist Martin Gore of Depeche Mode is 53. Actor Eriq Lasalle (“ER”) is 52. Guitarist Slash is 49. Model Stephanie Seymour is 46. Comedian Marlon Wayans is 42. Singer Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child) is 34. Actor Paul Wesley (“The Vampire Diaries”) is 32. Actor Daniel Radcliffe is 25.

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