Azaria Haunted by Playmate Rumors
Hank Azaria's divorce from Oscar-winner Helen Hunt may be behind him but sadly, those pesky tabloid rumors about his alleged adultery are not.
You may recall last summer's splashy National Enquirer headline: "Helen Hunt Dumps Hubby as He Romances Playboy Model." Well, Azaria remembers it and so do far more people than he would like. "That was not true," he tells TV Guide Online. "That really was false. They printed a retraction on that, even. You'd be amazed at how many people think there's at least a grain of truth to that.
"I wish that was true!" Azaria adds, chuckling at the thought of his dating busty Playboy bunnies. "Look, I don't mind if I'm a single guy and they write that... Who cares? But they wrote that in connection to quite an upsetting event. It was quite upsetting to everybody at the time. So that's not nice or correct or fair or amusing to me. "
Building up a George Clooney
-esque head of steam, the America's Sweethearts
star spouts off: "You know, they run that garbage with lies on page one, retractions on page five. They really are awful people I'll go on record as saying that. I don't know how they sleep at night. The stories they make up... It's outrageous."