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12:20 PM ET, March 29, 2007

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Pete Norman / People.com:
Halle Berry Admits to Suicide Attempt  —  Actress Halle Berry tried to commit suicide over her failed first marriage, she reveals in an upcoming interview.  —  Berry, 40, admits to Parade magazine that she tried to gas herself when her fiery union to Atlanta Braves baseball star David Justice collapsed …
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Agence France Presse:
Halle Berry talks about suicide attempt  —  NEW YORK (AFP) - Hollywood star Halle Berry attempted to commit suicide over a failed relationship but backed out at the last minute, the actress says in a candid US magazine interview due to appear this weekend.  —  The 40-year-old actress …
PARADE Magazine:
Halle Berry - Web Exclusive  —  In a revealing interview in this Sunday's PARADE, Oscar-winner Halle Berry discusses new details of her failed marriages, her desire to be a mom and how therapy changed her outlook on life.  Below, read our Web exclusive interview with Berry …
National Enquirer:
NATIONAL ENQUIRER EXCLUSIVE: CHRIS ROCK LOVE CHILD SCANDAL — COURT PAPERS FILED  —  Chris Rock recently said in an interview that his biggest fear was a woman from his past showing up and saying: "This is your baby!"  —  And now The NATIONAL ENQUIRER has learned exclusively that's exactly what has happened!
Noelle Hancock / Us Weekly:
Former Jane Editor Claims Sex Romp With Drew  —  Jane Pratt, the former editor of Jane magazine, claims she got it on like Donkey Kong with actress Drew Barrymore.  Pratt — who was a frequent guest on Howard Stern's show back in the day — recently announced on her new radio show …
Michael K / Dlisted:
Remember When She Threatened to Molest a Dog?  —  Natasha Lyonne has been MIA for the past couple of years.  She's been in a bit of trouble with drugs and other things.  I think she was homeless at one point.  Poor fugly.  Well, she showed up at the "Grindhouse" premiere in Los Angeles the other night.
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TMZ.com:
Natasha Lyonne Still Slumming
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Peter Rooley / AceShowBiz.com:
Angelina Jolie and Pax Thien Escaped $100M Kidnap Threat  —  They are famous and have lots of money, yet it unfortunately brings them more trouble.  Angelina Jolie and partner Brad Pitt were shocked by news of a plot to kidnap their newly adopted son Pax Thien, it has been reported.
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Noelle Hancock / Us Weekly:
Is Maddox Jealous?  —  Ever since Angelina Jolie adopted Maddox …
Discussion: A Socialite's Life
Jeannette Walls / MSNBC:
Diddy brags that he's a 30-hour man  —  Plus: Halle Berry almost took her own life  —  Sean "Diddy" Combs has some potent staying power.  The rap impresario is apparently also a sexual maestro: he claims to have had sex for 30 straight hours.  —  Combs, discussing his romantic stay …
Discussion: Dlisted and The DarkHat
POPSUGAR:
Michelle Brings Matilda to Work  —  New celebrity baby sighting.  Yippy!  Michelle Williams may be hard at work on the set of Incendiary in London but lucky for us, little 1 1/2 year old Matilda is with her as well.  This is the best shot we've gotten of the little darling and man is she a cutie.
Entertainment Tonight:
Howard K. Stern Appeals Paternity Ruling  —  ET has the latest in the Anna Nicole baby battle.  —  In the latest development in the paternity battle for ANNA NICOLE SMITH's baby DANNIELYNN, ET confirms that HOWARD K. STERN has filed an appeal in the case.  —  Last week, Howard …
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TMZ.com:   Howard K. Stern Doesn't Lack Appeal
Ben Widdicombe / NY Daily News:
A Times Square spotlight for J.Lo  —  Jenny from the Block almost shut down several blocks Tuesday night as J.Lo-mania seized Times Square.  —  La Lopez herself arrived three hours late to the launch of her first Spanish-language album, "Como Ama Una Mujer" ("How a Woman Loves") …
Discussion: The Superficial
Aaron Parsley / People.com:
Marc Anthony to Jennifer: 'You're So Cute!'  —  At a party to celebrate the release of her first Spanish-language album Como Ama Una Mujer (How a Woman Loves), Jennifer Lopez had no bigger fan than husband Marc Anthony.  —  When the singer appeared onstage Tuesday at the Spotlight Live in New York …
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New York Post:
LOHAN'S JUST FOR SHOW  —  LINDSAY Lohan has become the latest marketing lure in the competitive world of Manhattan condos.  Despite reports that Lohan bought an apartment at the new Atelier on West 42nd Street, The Post's Braden Keil reports the developers merely offered to let her use …
Discussion: A Socialite's Life
Carolina Escalera / People.com:
Diddy: 'I'm Going Through Snoop Withdrawal'  —  The party went on for Sean "Diddy" Combs on Tuesday night, despite the cancellation of his London concert with rapper Snoop Dogg - but Diddy says it just isn't the same without his pal.  —  "I am going through Snoop withdrawal right now.
Access Hollywood:
Eddie Griffin: 'My Crash Was Not A Hoax'  —  Actor Eddie Griffin has denied his high end car crash earlier this week was a hoax.  —  Griffin was taking part in a promotional charity race at the Irwindale Speedway Monday afternoon, when he reportedly drove too fast around a curve.
ESPN:
Heckler: 'I didn't say what she said I said'  —  A heckler ejected for taunting Serena Williams on Monday denied using racial slurs against the tennis star, according to a published report.  —  ''I said she was lazy, that she didn't run for balls — stuff like that — but I did not say the N-word …
Dara / Us Weekly:
Courtney Love's Amazing Weight Loss!  —  By the looks of things, singer Courtney Love has disappeared (or at least part of her has).  —  The 42-year-old former Hole frontwoman shocked fellow tourists at Maui's Kea Lani Resort this week when she hit the pool in a small string bikini looking surprisingly thinner.
Tim Stack / EW.com:
'Goonie' Tunes  —  A second ''Goonies'' movie probably won't ever happen, but director Richard Donner says he's discussed a musical adaptation with Steven Spielberg  —  The coolest kid adventure film of the 1980s — eat it, Flight of the Navigator! — has enjoyed a fervent cult following ever since its release in 1985.
Discussion: Seriously? OMG! and MollyGood
X17 Online:
Buying Roses for Violet  —  Jen bought flowers for her little flower yesterday at the Brentwood Farmer's Market.  If you passed Jen on the street would you even realize that she's a famous movie star married to another movie star or would ya think she's just another westside mini-van mom?
Discussion: Celebrity Baby Blog
Molly / POPSUGAR:
Nick and Drew Go To The Parc  —  The Lachey Brothers went out on the town, Parc nightclub to be exact, in LA this week.  Drew's wifey made the trek out (and left the baby at home, I imagine) but Vanessa didn't.  There were recent rumblings of trouble in that paradise, but it sounds like things are on more solid ground these days.
 
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