Is Tiger Woods a sex addict?
This may be the only excuse for such rampant affairs -- roughly a baker's dozen before and during his marriage. The poor guy is sick and needs help!
We're not saying Woods should go on Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew, but dude, at least come clean as these other men have (yup, seems to be a male libido thing). Maybe he'll get some pity instead of scorn:
• Michael Douglas: In the early 1990s, the Wall Street star was labeled a sex addict by his ex-wife, Diandra, and sought treatment. It has been widely reported that his current wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, will receive a so-called straying fee (around $5 mil) if Douglas acts up again.
• Eric Benet: In 2002, Halle Berry's estranged hub reportedly checked himself into a rehab center for treatment of a sex addiction. The soulful singer never fessed up -- just said he was ``a person who . . . through a series of emotional events, troubles, challenges, made some really, really stupid, painful mistakes.''
• Bill Clinton: A 2007 book on President Gerald Ford revealed that the 38th president thought Willy had serious issues. ``He needs treatment,'' Ford told Thomas M. DeFrank, author of Write It When I'm Gone: Remarkable Off-the-Record Conversations with Gerald R. Ford.
• David Duchovny: Life really imitated art when the star of Californication -- about a sex-crazed writer -- came out with his um, problem. Wife Tea Leoni forgave his ``transgressions,'' and they are supposedly back together.
• Billy Bob Thornton: According to the British tabs, the five-times-married actor cheated on ex-wife, Angelina Jolie, with his sex therapist. Jolie forced him to go when she learned the Sling Blade star had been straying. Ironically, it is rumored he was romancing his Manure costar, Leoni, right before her split with Duchovny. Sigh.
• Bill Murray: In their 2008 divorce papers, ex-wife Jennifer accused the funnyman/father of four of ``adultery, addiction to marijuana and alcohol . . . sexual addictions and frequent abandonment.'' Hmm, it's always the quiet ones.
• Tom Sizemore: The troubled Saving Private Ryan star actually has a medical excuse for his behavior. He is reportedly battling a rare medical condition called priapism, which leaves him sexually insatiable. Docs believe drug and alcohol abuse brought it on. Tiger -- are you listening? This is a good one.
THE NUMBERS GAME
These two bad boys have never been labeled sex addicts, but they sure do have a lot of notches on their bedposts. At least they weren't married:
• Gene Simmons: The Kiss frontman has owned up to bedding down almost 5,000 women. Wonder what his longtime companion, soft porn star Shannon Tweed (mother of his two kids) thinks.
• Wilt Chamberlain: The NBA great is dead now so we'll never get the true story. But in his 1991 autobiography, A View from Above, old Wilt claimed to have had sex with 20,000 women. Where's a fact checker when you need one? The man would have had to have been busy with roughly nine women a week, starting from the age of 15 for 40 years.