*Now that he’s split from actress Abbie Cornish, actor and recent “Saturday Night Live” host Ryan Phillippe is reportedly gunning for Sports Illustrated model Jessica White, who counts among her famous ex-flames Terrell Owens and Sean Penn.
According to the New York Post, White and Phillippe were spotted getting cozy at Manhattan nightclubs Hiro Ballroom and The Brigade Theatre last weekend.
White recently confirmed she had briefly dated Penn last year after his split from wife Robin Wright. Now the model is being courted by Phillippe, who was previously married to Reese Witherspoon and broke up with his live-in girlfriend Cornish in February.
White has also been romantically linked to former BET host AJ Calloway, 50 Cent, Benicio Del Toro, Kerry Rhodes, John Legend and J. Holiday.
In other swirl news, one of the women currently accusing actor Steven Seagal of making unwanted sexual advances is the granddaughter of the late Ray Charles.
According to TMZ.com, Blair Robinson is one of two new women who have given sworn declarations to back up Kayden Nguyen’s sexual assault lawsuit against the star.
In the documents, Robinson says she first met the actor at her grandfather’s funeral in 2004. According to Robinson, she was invited to Seagal’s home after the service — along with her father Ray Charles Jr. — to discuss a job opportunity with the actor.
In the declaration, Blair says she was hired as Seagal’s assistant one month after the meeting. But on the first day, Seagal came to her room and told her she was required to give him massages.
In the docs, Blair also claims Seagal tried teaching her the proper method by massaging her.
Blair claims she quit after the first day, explaining in the legal filing: “It became clear to me that he wanted and expected sexual favors as part of my job duties.”
Seagal’s lawyer, Marty Singer, vehemently denies the accusations and claims Seagal has “no knowledge” of either Blair or a second woman who submitted a declaration alleging sexual assault.
Singer added, “The declarations were clearly prepared by Nguyen’s lawyer to be leaked to the media to help bolster his client’s meritless claims.”