Dan Marino has some shocking news. The married Hall of famer and pregame analyst for CBS since 2003 has a love child with a network co-worker and then paid her millions to keep quiet, sources have exclusively told The Post. The ex-Miami Dolphin QB hooked up with Donna Savattere, a then-35-year-old production assistant at CBS Sports’ Manhattan studio. She gave birth to their daughter, Chloe, in June 2005. News of the affair and child comes as Marino is set to work Sunday’s big “Super Bowl Today” telecast. Marino yesterday admitted to it saying, “This is a personal and private matter. I take full responsibility both personally and financially for my actions now as I did then,” he told The Post in a written statement. “We mutually agreed to keep our arrangement private to protect all parties involved.” At the time of the affair and Chloe’s birth, Marino was married to his wife of 20 years, Claire, with whom he had six kids, including four sons and two adopted daughters. Marino insisted that his marriage is still intact, despite the affair. “My wife and I have been married for almost 30 years and have six children together,” he wrote yesterday which happened to be his 28th wedding anniversary. “And we continue to be a strong and loving family.” Marino agreed to pay Savattere millions to care for Chloe, sources say, and she moved to Texas as part of the deal.
San Francisco 49ers cornerback CHRIS CULLIVER is NOT down with the gays. During a radio interview this week, he denied there were any gay people on the team, saying, quote, "No, we don't got no gay people on the team, they gotta get up out of here if they do." The team distanced itself from his comments, saying, quote, "There is no place for discrimination within our organization at any level. We have and always will proudly support the LGBT community."
Baltimore Ravens cheerleader COURTNEY LENZ was not invited to perform at the Super Bowl, and she says it's because she gained too much weight. During the regular season, Courtney was actually benched for a game because she gained 1.6 to 1.8 pounds, bringing her up to a whopping 125.6 pounds. The team disputes her claim, saying, quote, "Our selection process was based upon three criteria: seniority, performance ability and personal conduct throughout the season."
RIHANNA tells the new issue of "Rolling Stone" that she and CHRIS BROWN are in a pretty good place . . . quote, "We don't have those types of arguments anymore. We talk about [stuff]. We value each other. We know exactly what we have now, and we don't want to lose that." But she adds, quote, "He doesn't have the luxury of [effing] up again. That's just not an option."
Are KATY PERRY and JOHN MAYER exploring their options? Katy was reportedly spotted after a MUSE gig, hanging all over their drummer DOMINIC HOWARD. And John was out partying with ALLISON WILLIAMS from "Girls". But in that case, John is actually good friends with Allison's boyfriend.
54-year-old SHARON STONE has broken up with her 27-year-old boyfriend Martin Mica.
When LINDSAY LOHAN and her mom DINA arrived in L.A. Tuesday night, they tried to check into a Santa Monica hotel. But they were turned away. It seems Lindsay is on their blacklist after tearing up a room there five years ago. They were also rejected by a hotel up the road, because there were no available rooms.
LINDSAY LOHAN'S judge had some fun with her in court yesterday morning, telling her, quote, "I'm glad to see you're feeling better." That was a reference to the fact that Lindsay tried to skip the hearing, claiming she was sick in New York. But she got BUSTED when TMZ posted pictures of her out shopping this past Saturday. Lindsay allegedly LIED to police about her hit-and-run accident over the summer. She's not only facing charges for that, but she's also still on probation for her necklace theft. She was given a March 18th trial date.
MICHAEL LOHAN and his on-and-off girlfriend Kate Major welcomed a baby boy yesterday. They named him Landon Major Lohan.
Porn legend RON JEREMY is in critical condition after suffering an aneurysm near his heart Tuesday. Ron had the second of two surgeries yesterday, after which his manager said he was, quote, "resting with complete privacy and no visitors."
TMZ posted pictures of JEREMY LONDON'S busted-up face when he arrived at the hospital after his fight with bouncers at an Arizona club. Jeremy's rep says the photos prove he was the victim . . . quote, "It really doesn't matter what led to the incident even if he were being inappropriate. It's not acceptable for bouncers to take him outside and hold him in a headlock and beat him in the face until he was unconscious and then to keep beating him."
In a preview for DR. PHIL'S interview with MANTI TE'O hoaxer RONAIAH TUIASOSOPO, Phil says, "I asked him straight up, 'Was this a romantic relationship with you?' And he says, 'Yes.' I said, 'Are you then therefore gay?' And he said, 'When you put it that way, yes.' And then he caught himself and said, 'I'm confused.'"
Forbes.com has released a list of The Top-Earning "American Idols" . . . and KELLY CLARKSON was #1. She pulled down an estimated $8 million in the year between May of 2011 and May of last year. (--Yeah . . . the data for this list isn't exactly up to date.)
Kate Middleton is an icon of style, grace and beauty, and women have been trying to emulate virtually everything about her.Her hair, her wedding gown, her engagement dress - they've all been copied by adoring admirers around the world. But the obsession now goes way beyond fashion.Some women want the Duchess of Cambridge's nose.
Justin Timberlake and Barbara Stresiand have booked some high profile performances for next month. Justin will take the stage at the Grammys on February 10th and Barbra will perform at the Oscars on February 24th.
RICK ROSS was the victim of a drive-by shooting this week. It was unsuccessful . . . but apparently, he's SPOOKED.-Word has it Rick has just hired 24-hour, ARMED personal security to watch his back. He already had his bodyguards packing heat at major events like concerts and public appearances, but now he's really ramping it up.
You may have heard of an American hero named BRENDAN MARROCCO. He's a soldier who lost all four limbs in a bomb blast while serving in Iraq. Six weeks ago he became the first double arm transplant at Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Hospital.Well, during a recent interview he mentioned he'd like to shake hands with BLAKE SHELTON. When Blake heard about it he hit up Twitter and wrote, "Wow. Speechless. I will make this happen!"He also Tweeted, "Hey Brendan. I can't WAIT to shake the hand of an American Hero/Stud. You my brother."-Blake's promise got back to Brendan . . . and he wrote, quote, "Holy mother of God! I can't wait. I'm a huge fan and really looking forward to it. Thank you."No word yet when the handshake will take place.
--"American Idol" [Auditions] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Fox.
--"30 Rock" [Series Finale] . . . 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. on NBC. It includes a cameo by Nancy Pelosi.
--"The Office" [Back-to-back Episodes] . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on NBC. Dwight must hire a part-time salesman to substitute for Jim. Plus Dwight and Nellie attempt to catch a vandal who defaced Pam's warehouse mural.
--"Grey's Anatomy" . . . 9:00 to 10:00 P.M. on ABC. Arizona deals with a teen facing the same physical problem as she is while Derek and April try to find a solution to the hospital's problems.
--"Project Runway" . . . 9:00 to 10:30 P.M. on Lifetime. Susan Sarandon is a guest judge.
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