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March 31, 2009 


The Real Housewives of New York City star Countess Luann de Lesseps has split from her husband, Count de Lesseps.

According to the New York Post, they decided to separate after she "got wind he was seeing somebody and he didn't answer her when she called. He finally sent her an e-mail saying he was with an Ethiopian woman in Geneva and he was serious with her."

What's more, sources tell the Post the pair -- who have two children -- just celebrated their 16th anniversary on March 16. "Luann was blindsided. She was just devastated," the Post quotes a pal as saying. "They have basically lived apart for many years -- he lives in Europe and comes and goes as he pleases, but she never thought this would happen."

"It has been very rough for her and the children [Victoria and Noel], but she's taking the high road and will remain friends with him," adds the source. "She has no intention of making it bitter or becoming angry. She's just trying to come to terms with [the separation and impending divorce]. She feels this is the ultimate test for her to handle this with dignity and grace."

Luann -- whose releases her book, Class With the Countess next month -- has told friends that, no matter what, "I will always be the countess," according to the Post. Says her rep, "It is obviously a very difficult time for the countess and count, but they plan to remain friends and their primary focus will be to do what is best for their two children."

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Extending Her 5-Minutes

Coming to a store near you: Kendra Wilkinson's new line of stripper poles!

"I'm coming out with my own stripper pole. Stripper pole, and stripper pole workout," The Girls Next Door star, 23, told at the American Red Cross Red Tie Affair in Santa Monica Saturday.

"It's like Carmen Electra's, but mine is better," she continued. "Mine will connect to the ceiling, and you can spin on it and do all that stuff on it."

Wilkinson is busy promoting her new E! reality show, Kendra, which follows her engagement and marriage to Philadelphia Eagles' beau Hank Baskett.

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March 30, 2009 

In The Navy

John Mayer looks like he is paying homage to The Village People.

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Stop Feeding the Beast, Malawi

Remind me again why Madonna should be able to adopt another kid...

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March 27, 2009 

Moving On?

Is Rihanna on the rebound after her alleged beating by Chris Brown? The songstress was spotted at Nobu Wednesday night "smiling and flirting" with a group of guys, including Brody Jenner. "She was there having dinner. Her blond, female security guard was there the whole time," said a spy.

"Every time Rihanna would go to the bathroom, the guard would go with her. Every time someone came to the table, the bodyguard would stand up. She was like a female James Bond." After the meal, Rihanna joined Jenner's group. "She looked relaxed and happy, like Chris Brown was totally in the past."

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Poor Nick Nolte. He looks like an Oompa Loompa, don't you think?

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March 26, 2009 

Get the Hint, Robin

Caught canoodling?

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Industry News

Moe, Larry and Curly are about to meet their match!

Sean Penn has signed on to star in the upcoming film, The Three Stooges, playing Larry. Jim Carrey is in negotiations to play Curly and Benicio del Toro is possibly being considered to play the trio's slap-stick leader, Moe, Hollywood Reporter reports.

The film -- which will not be a biopic but a fictional treatment that will be updated for modern audiences -- has been an ongoing project of the Farrelly brothers and MGM for years.

Peter and Bobby Farrelly -- who have been behind such films as Dumb & Dumber, There's Something About Mary and The Heartbreak Kid -- wrote the original script, which was at one point structured similarly to the Stooges' classic short films by featuring a story that would've spanned over three installments of roughly 30 minutes each. They have since streamlined it into a single narrative.

"When the economy started turning, we felt like the world could use a Stooges slapfest," Peter said last year. "Bobby and I haven’t done a real physical comedy in a while, and it’s the most exciting thing we could think of now, to have people go to the movie, see some great slapstick fun family humor."

MGM plans to start production in the fall for a 2010 release slot.

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March 23, 2009 

Monday Tidbits

Bruce ">hot hitched and Demi watched.

Former Bachelor Andrew Firestone welcomed a baby boy.

Natasha Beddingfield got married.

Harrison Ford proposed to Calista Flockhart (finally!)

Danica McKellar (also known as Winnie Cooper from The Wonder Years) got married.

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March 19, 2009 

Move Over Patron

Justin Timberlake has something new to toast: The singer and budding businessman is launching a new brand of tequila named 901.

In development for more than two years, the liquor will hit store shelves in early May in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and St. Louis. The reason behind the numeric name? “901 is that time of night when your evening is ending, but your night is just beginning. It is also a subtle nod to his hometown,” says the singer's spokesperson, referring to the area code for Memphis, where Timberlake grew up.

The new venture is the latest addition to Timberlake’s growing business portfolio, which includes the fashion line William Rast and the music label Tennman.

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Put a Ring On It

Designer Marc Jacobs is engaged.

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RIP Natasha Richardson


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March 18, 2009 

Another One?

Just in case Orange County, New York City, and Atlanta weren't enough...get ready for The Real Housewives of New Jersey!

I'm picturing a whole lot of Carmella Soprano.

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March 17, 2009 

St. Patty's Day Tidbits

Natasha Richardson was hospitalized on Monday afternoon in Montréal after suffering a serious head injury. It's not known if husband Liam Neeson was with her at the time.

DJ AM seeks at least $20M for plane crash.

It's a boy for Carson Daly and his girlfriend.

Finally dunzo.

Jenna Jameson gives birth to twin boys.

And, for the finale...drumroll, please...The Hollywood Reporter says that producers Raffaella and Dino De Laurentiis are tinkering with a big-screen version of MacGyver.

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March 16, 2009 

Look Out, Daniel Craig

Could Slumdog's Freida Pinto be the next Bond girl?

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