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Entertainment news of the week: September 25, 2009

A celebrity gossip junky, Caroline Goddard has been writing entertainment news for longer than the world has known Kim Kardashian's name. Follow her on Twitter at @GoddardCaroline.

Mackenzie Phillips, John Travolta and Obama

These were the hottest news stories of the week ending September 25, 2009.

Most stylish celebrity of the week

Mackenzie Phillips, John Travolta and Obama


A very pregnant Heidi Klum proves a baby bump can be the most glam accessory a woman can wear in this sweeping black gown at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards.

Mackenzie Phillips incest revelation

One Day at a Time actress Mackenzie Phillips shocked the world with the disclosure that her father, the Mamas and the Papas founder John Phillips, raped her at the age of 19 -- and the incident led to a years-long incestuous relationship, ending only when Mackenzie aborted a baby she was unsure was her husband's or her father's. The Phillips family is sharply divided over the issue.

John Travolta admits son's autism

Going against Scientology teachings, longtime member John Travolta admitted his son Jett was autistic and that a seizure disorder led to his death. Travolta testified at a Bahamas trial against two people accused of attempting to extort the grieving family in the weeks following young Jett's death.

Obama's Letterman appearance

A man of the people, President Obama kept his campaign promise to come back to the Late Show with David Letterman and tackled important issues of Afghanistan, the economy and healthcare -- but got the best crowd reaction when asked if he thought certain policy judgments had their root in racism. "I think it's important to realize that I was actually black before the election," he quipped.


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