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4:40 PM ET, April 2, 2007

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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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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
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
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 …
Discussion: I'm Not Obsessed and Holy Candy
E Canada Now:
Angelina Jolie Wants To Adopt Again
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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The Superficial:
Tara Reid's bikini almost fits
Discussion: Gone Hollywood
TMZ.com:   Tara: My Cups Runneth Over
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.
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 …
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?  —  Kirsten Dunst has made the full transition into girlfriend mode.  Lately she's been spending all her time in London with her new man Johnny Borrell.  Kirsten definitely has a thing for scruffy band boys, but we want to know - do you like Kirsten with her new guy?
Just Jared:
Mandy Moore Breaks a Leg  —  Mandy Moore may have looked brighter than sunshine at the Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday but things took a turn for the worse shortly thereafter.  —  Mandy, 22, limped around painfully and unaided on Sunday at LAX airport.  Probably just a sprained ankle …
Discussion: Gossip Rocks Forum and MollyGood
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POPSUGAR:   Mandy May Be Hobbling To a High School Near You
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!!!!!!"
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.
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
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 …
People.com:
Ryan Gosling Opens Up About Rachel McAdams  —  First Rachel McAdams told Elle that her boyfriend influenced her film choices - and now Ryan Gosling has returned the compliment.  —  "She's kind.  She doesn't need any help from me.  She's inspired me to do so much as well," Gosling, 26 …
 
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Sandra Rose:
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Molly / POPSUGAR:
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Playboy Bunnies + Golf = A Hole In One
Lburch / A Socialite's Life:
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NY Daily News:
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FemaleFirst:
Hilary Swank's permanent Oscars
Discussion: WOW Report
Jeannette Walls / MSNBC:
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New York Post:
RAPPER GIVES IT TO PRODUCER
Discussion: We Love Celebs! and VH1 Blog
 

 
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Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Google is rolling out a new AI-powered ad format that shows shoppers how items of clothing would look on different skin tones and body types

Charlie Warzel / The Atlantic:
OpenAI's Scarlett Johansson debacle is merely a reminder of AI's manifest destiny philosophy: “This is happening, whether you like it or not”, consent be damned

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