Justin Bieber's Diva Meltdown and Other Scary StoriesS

Babyface Bieber hurls the f-word at an underling. Turns out LiLo wasn't lying about everything, just some things. The woman Matt Lauer didn't have sex with used to be a man. Thursday gossip is full of surprises.

  • Justin Bieber has reached the inevitable "diva" phase of his career. A radio host in Australia said Bieber was "a thoroughly nice bloke" until "our floor manager was directing him to where he was about to perform and [Bieber] turned aroud and said to him, 'Don't ever fucking touch me again'." The Aussies were shocked until a member of Bieber's crew informed them, "he tells us that all the time." The radio host says he thought to himself, "Maybe someone needs to drag you aside and give you a bit of a slap," so, um, maybe the freak-out was justified. Anyway, Biebs says it's all lies. [Radar, image via Pacific Coast News]

  • Kendra Wilkinson's sex tape came out yesterday, and she says, "It broke my heart because how can [someone] do that when I have a baby? It just sucks. It's the hardest thing to deal with right now." The fact that she will make millions from it should soften the blow a bit. [People]

  • A newly blonde Lindsay Lohan went to alcohol education class yesterday afternoon. One small step towards fulfilling her probation requirements, one giant leap towards avoiding jail time. [TMZ]

  • Speaking of LiLo, maybe she's not so bad. Turns out she did have a ticket to leave Cannes and return to L.A. in time for the probation hearing that she missed. Does this mean her passport was "stolen" after all? And who has it? Someone should tell that guy that the black market demand for that thing is higher than he thinks. [Radar]

  • Jesse James accused his father of abusing him during his Nightline interview, and within hours his father responded that it was lies. But sister Julie says it's true, and she's proud that her brother's "on the mend." [Radar, TMZ]

  • Alexis Houston didn't have sex with Matt Lauer (both denied that rumor), isn't Whitney Houston's cousin (Whitney sued her in 1996 for telling people that), and used to be a man. Which would make the Matt Lauer story much more interesting, but, sigh, still not true. Apparently the tabloid gods gave us that rumor so we could enjoy the gift of Alexis Houston (formerly Wellington, birth name Stuart) who reportedly went under the knife to become a woman "after a man fell in love with the cross-dressing singer and paid for the operation." Just like Hedwig and the Angry Inch. She even ends up quasi-stalking a famous singer at the end! [P6]

  • Elin Nordegren is going on a trip to China, with the kids but without Tiger. Apparently it's her summer vacation, because she's been taking night classes at nearby Rollins College, where everyone must stare at her in baffled awe when she arrives at class everyday. [Radar]

  • Cristiano Ronaldo has a girlfriend: Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Irina Shayk. Of course. [P6, SI]

  • Sighting: "Daniel Craig and Bruce Springsteen drawing stares at Le Bilboquet — until the Dalai Lama walked by." His Holiness is the biggest celebrity in the world. [P6]

  • On Tuesday Tila Tequila's secret Celebrity Rehab addiction was snorting Ambien. Today it's Ecstasy. [Radar]