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Diva Dish: Sexy time!
In this week's Diva Dish, Rebecca cozies up to an Oscar nominee, Melina shares the meaning behind her big win, Victoria's parents pay a visit, Michelle McCool bounces back, Lilian Garcia hits the slopes, Jillian channels her inner child and Maria prepares to slip into something sexy this Sunday.
A new celebrity couple?
We had thought we'd seen it all, but nothing can compare to the scandalous shot we discovered on the Internet this week. Diva Dish happened upon a delicious photo of ECW's Rebecca with blockbuster film star and Kazakhstan native, Borat.
We have two words for you: Sexy time!
When we approached Rebecca about her possible secret love affair with the international man of not-much-mystery, she just laughed it off. Rebecca clarified that the photo is one of several publicity photos she was hired to pose for while promoting Borat's film at the Cannes Film Festival in France earlier this year.
Clearly, Rebecca's beauty has helped the movie -- Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan has been nominated for an Academy Award, which airs this Sunday night.
While Rebecca said she had a great time on the shoot and she found Borat very funny, much like Kevin Federline, Rebecca admitted Borat is "not my type."
A dream come true
Diva Dish caught up with new Women's Champion Melina Tuesday night at the ipayOne Center in San Diego -- an important place for her.
"The ipayOne Arena in San Diego holds special meaning to me, especially today, because just last night I won the Women's Championship. Now coming here and being at ECW today, it kind of comes around full circle," Melina explained.
"Four years ago in this arena I got my contract for WWE. Wow, four years ago I was dreaming about being a part of WWE and now I'm Women's Champion," the Raw Diva said with pride. "All that hard work and literally all the blood, sweat and tears, and bones, paid off for this moment."
"Each day I'm so happy that I'm going out there and I can't believe I'm here. With the Championship now, it's a dream come true."
Check out the Diva Dish photo gallery for more exclusive photos of the new Women's Champion, Melina.
Victoria's mom and dad made the trip to Bakersfield, Calif., on Monday to see their favorite Diva at Raw. Despite some car troubles and a long four-hour ride, Angel and Hediye were all smiles once they got to see their daughter, Victoria.
"She said she's going to spend the week with us, so we came to pick her up, 180 miles," dad Angel told Diva Dish. "We'll probably workout, go in our indoor pool in our club. We live in a senior citizen housing area."
"They have this very shi-shi golf course and workout facility," Victoria explained. "They live better than I do, and I'm a WWE Superstar!"
Mom Hediye also divulged to Diva Dish who her favorite Superstars are, other than Victoria, of course.
"I like Chris Masters. I like his physique," she smiled. "I like Edge, too. He's very nice, very polite to me!"
For more photos of Victoria and her parents, check out the Diva Dish photo gallery.
On the mend
Michelle McCool told Diva Dish she's excited and ready to get back into the action on SmackDown. In November 2006, the Diva was hospitalized for two weeks for an enlarged kidney, a broken sternum and an electrolyte imbalance. Now, she's traveling with WWE and even getting in the ring at some live events.
"These days I'm getting better. I'm a lot stronger than I was. Personally, I think I'm about back up to 100 percent," McCool said.
"Health-wise, I'm doing good. I'm taking each day one day at a time, and building up my strength and endurance. It's crazy because it takes no time at all to lose everything you have and then so much time to gain it back."
"I think I'm ready to get back in action, that's for sure," she smiled. "I'm here. I'm just waiting for them to use me!"
For some hot new photos of Michelle, check out the Diva Dish photo gallery.
When Lilian Garcia isn't traveling with WWE as a Raw ring announcer, she tries to find some time to hit ski slopes all around the globe.
"In December I went to Spain to the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It was awesome," she told Diva Dish.
"I've been wanting to go skiing again, but the season hasn't been that great for skiers. There hasn't been all that much snow. I'm hoping maybe in a couple of weeks I can go out West," Lilian said.
"I love to go skiing in Colorado. Copper Mountain is my favorite. I want to ski Utah; I've never been skiing there. I also love skiing in Canada, in the Alberta Mountains. It's really nice."
Jillian recently channeled her inner child during a visit to Chuck E. Cheese's. The SmackDown Diva and a very close pal went a little wild trying to earn tickets for prizes.
"I'd say we spent like $50 for the tokens. We ended up with 700 tickets, which is more than I've ever had in my life because we kept throwing them in and throwing them in, and getting tickets!" Jillian said.
"We went up there and got this little, cheap, tiny gumball machine. I was so mad. Maybe you'd pay $5 for it. I paid $50 for a cheap gumball machine!" Jillian laughed. "But I did have fun, even though it took up hours of my life."
Happy Birthday to Maria! The Raw Diva will surely celebrate her big day in style on Sunday.
"I will definitely be waking up late and hanging out in my room in my birthday suit. I'll probably take a bath and chill out in my room," she told Diva Dish during her recent Secret Sessions shoot.
"Then I'll go to the live event and be in the locker room half-naked, as usual; and I'll go out in the ring and be half-naked, as usual," she giggled. "I don't have anything really special planned yet for my birthday, but I'll definitely be in my birthday suit a lot that day."
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