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5:55 PM ET, April 2, 2007

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Simon Parry / News of the World:
THIS is the woman at the centre of Angelina Jolie's toddler adoption row - a mum who says she simply wants the best for her son.  —  The News of the World has tracked down tragic heroin addict Pham Thu Dung, who abandoned her baby son in a Vietnamese hospital when he was just two days old.
Discussion: We Love Celebs!
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Noelle Hancock / Us Weekly:
Pax's Birth Mother Breaks Her Silence  —  Pham Thu Dung, the biological mother of Pax Thien Jolie, says she's happy that her child has found a new life with Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.  —  The British newspaper News of the World tracked Dung down in the Vietnam neighborhood she calls home …
E Canada Now:
Angelina Jolie Wants To Adopt Again  —  Los Angeles (eCanadaNow) - Angelina Jolie is planning to adopt for the fourth time, it has been claimed.  —  The actress - who recently adopted Vietnamese son Pax Thien, and also has a Cambodian son Maddox and Ethiopian daughter Zahara …
Michael K / Dlisted:   Brangelina Want to "Balance the Faces" of Their Family
TMZ.com:
Stern Shut Down In Huge Way Over DNA  —  Howard K. Stern lost a big one in the Bahamas today.  —  Stern's appeal on DNA testing was just shut down, and Howard K. was penalized by the three-judge panel to the tune of $10,000.  TMZ has learned Stern was ordered to pay $5,000 in attorney's fees …
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Jessica Robertson / Associated Press:
Anna Nicole's partner drops DNA appeal  —  NASSAU, Bahamas - The lawyer-turned-partner of Anna Nicole Smith dropped his bid Monday to halt the use of DNA to prove the paternity of the former Playboy playmate's infant daughter when it appeared a Bahamas court was going to reject his appeal.
Discussion: Defamer and The Bastardly
A Socialite's Life:
Larry Birkhead Seriously Better Hope That Baby Is His  —  ...otherwise, I have no idea how he plans to pay for his super-crazy lawyer fees from Debra Opri.  Larry Birkhead's bill from Debra Opri, whom he fired two weeks ago, recently came in the mail and was for a whopping $620,492.84.
Discussion: The Evil Beet, Gabsmash and Celebamour
J. Harvey / A Socialite's Life:   Evil Genius In Bahamian Mansion Not So Genius, Throws In The Towel
Mirror.co.uk:
FERGIE: I WAS A LESBIAN  —  SEXY Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie has admitted to a series of lesbian flings.  —  Fergie, 31, said she rebelled against a Catholic upbringing and went on a wild sex and drugs spree when she got to 18.  —  She added: "I have had lesbian experiences in the past.
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FemaleFirst:
Lesbian Fergie  —  Fergie has confessed to having a series of lesbian relationships.  —  The Black Eyed Peas singer has revealed she rebelled against her parents and her strict Catholic upbringing when she was 18 experimenting with drugs and sex.  —  She said: "I have had lesbian experiences in the past.
Discussion: The Blemish
Todd / IDontLikeYouInThatWay.com:   Fergie is Still Trying Too Hard
Allisonc / Us Weekly:
Howard Stern Corrupts Idol!  —  Howard Stern - no, not Anna Nicole's lawyer/lover, the other one - has earned his reputation as a "shock jock" tenfold, and now he's taking his power and influence to the airwaves to target his newest victim - American Idol's Sanjaya Malakar.
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TMZ.com:
"A.I." Finalists Fuming Over "Sanjaya Situation"  —  While most of the country may have fallen in love with "American Idol" wannabe Sanjaya Malakar, there is one group that is finding his growing popularity a tad irritating — his fellow "A.I." contestants!  —  An inside source revealed exclusively …
Phil / Egotastic!:
Tara Reid's Bikini Cannot Contain Her Breasts  —  You've got to hand it to Tara Reid.  She's really managed to get herself back into fine form, and has almost completely lost that skanky image of hers.  I say almost, because she still can't quite pick out a bikini that actually fits.
Discussion: Glunp.com
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TMZ.com:
Tara: My Cups Runneth Over  —  Tara Reid was vacationing (from partying?) in Acapulco this weekend, but her bikini top worked overtime!  —  The bustin' out blonde gave visitors and locals a whole lotta view, but not quite the red carpet cupful for which Miss Reid is so affectionately remembered.
RADAR:
DID DREW STEAL FABRIZIO'S STROKE?  —  Drew Barrymore's tender touch might have done a number on her rocker ex's love life.  —  Earlier this year, Fabrizio Moretti, the drummer for the Strokes and Barrymore's on-and-off boyfriend of nearly five years, was dating Kirsten Dunst.
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POPSUGAR:   Do You Like Kirsten With Her New Guy?
The Sun:
Avril has a pop at sad Britney  —  AVRIL LAVIGNE has hit out at troubled BRITNEY SPEARS — for being too weak to cope with fame.  —  The Sk8er Boi singer, 22, said: "What's happened to Britney is all down to who she is as a person.  If you want a piece of this business you have to be able to deal with it.
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Sky News:
AVRIL'S BRITNEY RANT
Discussion: Cele|bitchy and The DarkHat
New York Post:
CLOSET AMBUSH  —  PARIS Hilton is slammed in Manhattan Mini Storage ads that recently appeared on phone kiosks showing a Chihuahua who looks a lot like Tinkerbell with the slogan: "Your closet's so shallow, it makes Paris look deep."  We brought this to the attention of Hilton publicist Elliot Mintz …
Caris Davis / People.com:
Trump Wins at Wrestlemania, Keeps His Hair  —  Donald Trump told PEOPLE last week he wasn't afraid to shave his head - and luckily (for him, at least), he didn't have to.  —  Trump "defeated" World Wrestling Entertainment owner Vince McMahon in the "Battle of the Billionaires" in Detroit on Sunday, thereby sparing his famous coif.
Discussion: SeenON! Blog
Ben Widdicombe / NY Daily News:
L.A. Reid @ hot mail  —  Island Def Jam sure is a loving place to work - especially if you're a pretty female secretary.  —  An e-mail exchange from April 2005 between married CEO L.A. Reid and a then-employee, whose name we will not reveal, shows just how loving.  —  "Even the short sweet ones are delicious!!!!!!"
New York Post:
CUSHION PUSHIN'  —  NOTE to Jonathan Rhys Meyers: Next time, get a hotel room!  The Irish-born hunk, who stars as Henry VIII in the new Showtime series "The Tudors," sashayed into The Plumm with his pony-tailed brunette love Reena Hammer under his arm the other night.
Lburch / A Socialite's Life:
The Re-Growth of Britney Spears  —  Look, I'm sprouting some new hair y'all!  More photos of Britney in her Lakers get up after the jump.
Discussion: WOW Report and The Evil Beet
 
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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Daniel Ek says Spotify is working on a deluxe Spotify tier, costing around $17 to $18, that has “a lot more control, a lot higher quality across the board”

Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
YouTube Q2 ad revenue grew 13% YoY to $8.66B, vs. $8.93B est.; Google's subscriptions, platforms, and devices unit that includes YouTube TV had revenue of $9.3B

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