LAMAR COMES TO THE KARDASHIANS’ DEFENSE Lamar Odom is defending the Kardashian family after his biological father Joe Odom gave an interview to Radaronline in which he blamed the reality show clan for the NBA star’s troubles, and called matriarch Kris Jenner an “evil b**ch.” "I have let this man and many others get away with a lot of s***. He wasn't there 2 raise me. He was absent ALL of my life due to his own demons,” wrote Lamar. “That man wasn't even invited to my wedding. He has never met my mother in law and some of my other family. How can a man who has NOT once called me to check on my well-being have the nerve to talk so recklessly about his own 'son.' He is my downfall! His own demons may be the ONLY thing he gave 2 me. He (is) disrespecting the ONLY FAMILY that has loved me without expecting anything in return." As for the Kardashians, Lamar added, “They are the ONLY ones that have been here consistently 4 me during this dark time. Only person 2 blame is myself. Say what you want about me but leave the ones who have done nothing but protect and love me out of this! This goes to out to everyone!" Meanwhile Joe continues to speak out, and yesterday he told TMZ he doesn’t believe the reports that his son has a crack problem. Joe also explained why he decided to speak out against the Kardashians, but now claims they are a “wonderful family.” GERE AND LOWELL DIVORCING After 11 years of marriage, Richard Gere and wife Carey Lowell are calling it quits, according to The New York Post. The pair has not been photographed together since last year, and one source tells the paper they’ve “been spending time apart for quite some time.” Insiders say the couple, who has a 13-year-old son Homer, has separated and is expected to file for divorce, although it isn’t known when that will happen. This will be the second divorce for Gere, who was previously married to Cindy Crawford. Lowell has been married twice before, to photographer John Stember and actor Griffin Dunne. LINDSAY’S SINGLE AGAIN Lindsay Lohan’s latest relationship didn’t last long. Us Weekly reports Lindsay and rumored beau Matt Nordgren decided to end things after only one week. "Their work schedules and the distance just makes dating impossible," a source told the mag. "He really likes and respects her. He thinks she is back on top, emotionally and physically." The pair had been friends for a while before dating, and sources say that hasn’t changed. “He respects her sobriety and wishes her the absolute best,” claims the insider. “They will remain good friends.” DOBREV DATING HOUGH The Vampire Diaries’ Nina Dobrev has a new man in her life. According to Us Weekly, the 24-year-old, who split with her boyfriend/co-star Ian Somerhalder in May after three years of dating, is now in a relationship with Dancing with the Stars’ Derek Hough, the brother of her best friend Julianne Hough. "[Nina] was hanging a lot with Derek's sister Julianne," a source tells Us. "Then she fell for him." MARTHA EXPLAINS WHY BETHENNY LOST THE APPRENTICE Before she found fame on The Real Housewives of New York, Bethenny Frankel was the runner-up on Martha Stewart’s The Apprentice, and she now knows why she didn’t take home the grand prize. Martha is a guest on Bethenny’s talk show Monday, and Bethenny asks her point blank why she lost. “Well you weren't so likable then,” explains Martha. “You were a pest, you were a pest and you were so out there in front of everybody. Now you can be that you're the host.” PATTINSON ROMANCE RUMORS Robert Pattinson has finally moved on from Kristen Stewart and is dating a new gal, but the identity of his new girlfriend has yet to be confirmed. Life & Style claims the Twilight star is dating Sean Penn and Robin Wright’s 22-year-old model daughter Dylan. According to the mag, they were spotted at Los Angeles’ Viper Room on September 7th, and “they were very touchy-feely and very flirtatious.” Us Weekly claims Pattinson was spotted with a woman at his friend Shoshana Bush’s birthday party Saturday, September 21st, although the mag doesn’t identify her. Witnesses say the couple was seen holding hands and dancing together, and the woman was “heard calling him babe.” GORDON-LEVITT’S SECRET GIRLFRIEND Joseph Gordon-Levitt likes to keep his private life private, but he did admit in a recent interview that he is off the market. "I have a girlfriend but I tend not to really like to talk about it in public," the 32-year-old explained. "She is not in show business." The Dark Knight Rises star, whose directorial debut Don Jon opens Friday, says he and his gal met through “mutual friends,” but wouldn’t elaborate on how long they’ve been together. As for why he keeps his romance secret, he explained, “I get up in movies and I play other people, so when the audience is watching me in movies, I don't want them thinking about me and who I'm dating…I want them to see the character, the story that I'm telling." Besides, his girlfriend doesn’t really want to be outed. “The girl that I'm with, she really doesn't want to be a part of it," the actor said. "You can imagine not wanting to have that kind of scrutiny."