By Gina Carbone
Never mind Jack Shephard bashing the lighthouse mirrors on “Lost.” If this tabloid gossip has a germ of truth to it, Jack is gonna get himself thrown off the lighthouse and into the doghouse.
(Although I bet Matthew Fox’s wife wishes she had some of those mirrors to keep an eye on him.)
According to In Touch Weekly and the National Enquirer, Stefani Talbott, a 25- or 26-year-old stripper (depends who you ask) and single mom claims she has slept with married 43-year-old “Lost” star and father Matthew Fox twice in the past year.
The stripper said she met Foxy last July, soon after she started working at Stars Cabaret in Bend, Ore.
“I was dancing onstage, and I made eye contact with him immediately. I got so excited,” Stefani told In Touch.
This is my favorite part of the story:
“Since she was a big Party of Five fan, she recognized him right away — but she soon found out he was much different from the clean-cut characters he plays.”
She’s a big “Party of Five” fan?! She would’ve been 15 when the show ended. Kind of a slap in the face.
Stefani told In Touch that Foxy started by buying her a drink, then paid for four private dances, each worth $20.
Is that the going rate? So cheap. What was he even doing in Oregon, if this is actually true?
“He asked me, ‘Why are you working in a place like this?’ I told him that I am a single mom and needed the money,” Stefani said. “He absolutely did not mention a wife or family, and I don’t remember him wearing a wedding ring.”
Foxy has been married to Margherita Ronchi for 18 years. They met when they were both undergraduates at Columbia. They have two children together.
To continue quoting the In Touch story:
“Despite the club’s strict rules about dating customers, Stefani left her 5-year-old son with a babysitter and claims she met Matthew later that night at the house he was staying in with his entourage.”
His entourage! Hah! Was this a bachelor party — if it really happened at all?
“‘We sat around and talked about his show,” she continued. “He complimented me and was saying how down-to-earth I am. He told me he was going to be in town for a couple of days. … He didn’t tell me to keep it a secret or anything. He didn’t even use protection. He didn’t seem concerned at all.”
Foxy’s rep denied it all: “These accusations are false.”
But stripper Stefani told the National Enquirer (take THAT for what it’s worth) that she has saved the incriminating voicemails and texts.
Why would this chick save all sorts of incriminating info … and why is she coming out with this now? Is she scorned? She must be really really desperate for money.
“Matthew’s partying is out of control. He’s boozing and carrying on with women. His carousing is at an all-time high,” a source told the Enquirer.
The “Lost” cast is a mess in general…. Except for my personal hero, Terry O’Quinn (Locke). He’s an angel straight from the sky.
Michelle Rodriguez (Ana-Lucia) and Cynthia Watros (Libby) were arrested for DUI in December 2005.
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Mr. Eko) was arrested and accused of disobeying a police officer and driving without a license in September 2006 although those charges were later dropped.
Daniel Dae Kim (Jin) was arrested in October 2007 on suspicion of drunken driving.
Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond and his sexy-as-hell Scottish accent) was accused in April of 2009 of harassment and sexual battery by a former ABC Entertainment employee who claimed he groped her and made inappropriate sounds and gestures around her in October 2007 on the “Lost” set.
Just last week Dominic Monaghan (Charlie) was thrown out of a Los Angeles club for allegedly making “inappropriate gestures” toward female partygoers.
And those are just the people I could find after two seconds of Googling.
The silver lining on this alleged Matthew Fox sex scandal: It would prove he can actually act.
Going from hero Jack to Jack Daniels Stripper King With An Entourage shows A LOT more range than anything he’s doled out on “Lost,” “Party of Five” or “Vantage Point.” (I refuse to see “Speed Racer,” but throw that one in there, too.)