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NY Daily News:
A-Rod under Madonna's spell, wife tells pals  —  Pop icon Madonna is using kabbalah to brainwash Yankee star Alex Rodriguez into believing they are “soulmates,” the ballplayer's estranged wife is telling friends.  —  Cynthia Rodriguez, who has bolted to rocker Lenny Kravitz's Paris pad …
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Peter G / Us Weekly:
A-Rod's Split: Wife's Dad Says, “I Hope They'll Work It Out”  —  New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez's father-in-law tells Usmagazine.com that his family loves A-Rod and that the ballplayer has been good to his daughter, Cynthia.  —  “We love Alex, and we love our daughter, and it is what it is.
FemaleFirst:
Nicole Richie pregnant?  —  Nicole Richie is rumoured to be pregnant again.  —  The 26-year-old star - who already has a five-month-old daughter Harlow with partner Joel Madden - is said to be expecting her second child, after deciding she wanted a companion for her baby.
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PEOPLE TV Watch:
Nicole Richie ‘Fantastic’ on the Set of Chuck
Discussion: Just Jared
TMZ.com:
Christina Applegate's BF Found Dead  —  Lee Grivas, the 26-year-old boyfriend of Christina Applegate, was found dead in his apartment.  —  His body was discovered on July 1 by a neighbor who found him in the living room of his Hollywood apartment.  Grivas was pronounced dead at 5:25 PM.
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Alissa R / Us Weekly:
Christina Applegate's Ex-Boyfriend Found Dead  —  Christina Applegate's on-again, off-again boyfriend Lee Grivas was found dead in his Hollywood apartment Tuesday, TMZ.com reports.  —  The 26-year-old's body was discovered by a neighbor and there were no visible signs of trauma, according to TMZ.
People.com:
Christie Brinkley on Husband's Mistress: ‘I Forgive Her’  —  Although her divorce trial from Peter Cook is getting increasingly ugly, Christie Brinkley is making peace with her husband's former teenage mistress.  —  After a long day on the witness stand, Brinkley told reporters she wanted …
Discussion: Cele|bitchy, Jossip and TMZ.com
Joey Bunch / Denver Post:
Youngest “Brady” interview unflattering  —  Here's the story of a girl named Brady, who was drinking too much for morning radio.  —  Susan Olsen, the 46-year-old who once played the youngest of the “Brady Bunch,” nearly vomited in the studio of an oldies radio station in Colorado Springs this morning.
Discussion: Cele|bitchy and The Blemish
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TMZ.com:   Cindy Brady — Grown Up, About to Throw Up
Daily Mail:
Amy's sensational confession: I took drugs in rehab  —  Rehab singer Amy Winehouse has been put under 24-hour supervision after she confessed to taking drugs while in rehab.  —  In a dramatic interview, she admitted that she took heroin while undergoing treatment for her drug abuse.
Discussion: CelebWarship and Defamer Australia
Contactmusic.com:
SHARON STONE - PETA OFFERS STONE A BRAIN SCAN  —  Bosses at animal rights group People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are offering SHARON STONE a free brain scan - in an effort to improve her compassion.  —  PETA President Ingrid Newkirk has written to the movie star …
Discussion: Defamer Australia
TMZ.com:
Ashley Dupre — No Mo' Joe  —  Ashley Dupré — aka Gov. Spitzer's fav girl — has finally come to her senses.  —  The former call girl has dropped her lawsuit against Girls Gone Wild main man Joe Francis.  She filed the suit back in April, claiming GGW used her name and likeness for profit.
Discussion: Gabby Babble
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Mark Dagostino / People.com:
Ashley Dupré Drops Her Suit Against Joe Francis
People.com:
The Pregnant Man Gives Birth  —  Thomas Beatie, also known as The Pregnant Man, has given birth to a girl, he confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.  —  Beatie, 34, who began life as a woman and legally switched to a male identity, while preserving his female reproductive organs, and his wife Nancy …
Discussion: 7Confessions
EW.com:
‘The Dark Knight’: Tragedy and Triumph  —  Director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale return to Gotham City for a bold, brooding big-screen summer thrill ride.  But all eyes will be on Heath Ledger as the Joker: a young actor's blaze of glory  —  Heath Ledger isn't here.
Discussion: FirstShowing.net, /Film and Just Jared
People.com:
FIRST LOOK: High School Musical 3: Senior Year  —  Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron in High School Musical 3  —  High School Musical 3: Senior Year, the long-awaited big-screen version of the hit Disney Channel show, isn't due in theaters until Oct. 24, but we've got a first photo from the set to get you through the summer.
Discussion: The Hollywood Gossip
 
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