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11:25 AM ET, April 23, 2007

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Raphael Tenthani / People.com:
Madonna Leaves Malawi with the Kids  —  Madonna wrapped up her six-day trip to Malawi on Sunday, jetting off with her daughter Lourdes and 1-year-old son David, whom she's in the process of adopting.  —  The pop star spent time in the country working on projects for her charity, Raising Malawi …
TMZ.com:
Chris Rock's Alleged Baby Mama a Fraud  —  Chris Rock is under fire from a woman who claims he's her 13-year-old baby's daddy, but cops say the woman behind the allegations has been full of s**t for years.  —  TMZ has learned that 36-year-old Kali Bowyer, who Rock never denied having a fling …
Elizabeth Wolff / New York Post:
McG'S GAY POSTER BOY  —  This is the full-frontal nude photograph that hung in the bedroom of New Jersey's disgraced love gov, Jim McGreevey, when his 5-year-old daughter came for sleepovers - and the source of his estranged wife's claims that he's an unfit parent.
Discussion: Queerty, Daily. Gay. News. and Jossip
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Tracy Connor / NY Daily News:
My 'marriage' to Gov. McSleazy!  —  He was great in sack & a great liar, McGreevey's ex writes  —  The sex was good.  —  But that's the only nice thing Dina Matos McGreevey has to say about her sham of a marriage to gay former Gov. Jim McGreevey.  —  In her new memoir, "Silent Partner …
Discussion: Good As You
New York Post:
EVIL PARENTS TORTURED CHEVY  —  CHEVY Chase has made us laugh since his first routines on "Saturday Night Live" in 1975, but behind the clownish façade are horrific memories of a childhood of beatings and psychological torture by a mentally ill mom and twisted stepdad.
FemaleFirst:
Hayek Attacks The Bible.  —  Hayek Attacks The Bible.  —  Pregnant SALMA HAYEK has never been a fan of the Bible because she hates the way the good book depicts women and reveres sex.  —  The Mexican actress insists she still believes in God and Jesus Christ, but she'll always have big problems with the Bible.
Discussion: Celebrity Blog …
Access Hollywood:
Simon's 'Idol' Controversy  —  SO LONG: Lisa Rinna has been picked up by TV Guide Channel to play red carpet host, starting with next fall's Emmy Awards.  The bigger news may be that she replaces Joan and Melissa Rivers.  "Dancing With The Stars" gave Rinna's career a bounce.
Flynet Pictures / FlynetOnline.com …:
Kim Basinger Hires Bodyguard To Protect Her From Alec  —  Actress Kim Basinger and daughter Ireland go out with their bodyguard to watch over them these days!  After angry Alec Baldwin left a threatening message on Ireland's phone this week Kim is not taking any chances and has hired round …
Discussion: Dlisted
Jeannette Walls / MSNBC:
J. Lo available for parties — for $2 million  —  Plus, Timberlake may be bringin' 'SexyBack' but still can't figure out women  —  Jennifer Lopez is hot — in Russia.  —  The diva, whose career has cooled a bit in the U.S. — is reportedly being paid $2 million to sing at a 30th birthday party …
People.com:
Photos  —  Today's Star Tracks  —  Lopez steps out in silver during a visit to the U.K. Sunday.  Plus: Kelly Clarkson, Madonna and more  —  More Star Tracks  —  Hilton makes a convenient pit stop in Los Angeles.  Plus: Britney, Kate Walsh, Mario Lopez and more
Ben Fritz / Variety:
'Disturbia' tops box office  —  Pic falls modest 39% on second weekend  —  In a weekend in which none of the new wide releases made much of a splash, "Disturbia" held on to the top spot at the box office with a second-weekend tally of $13.5 million.  —  New Line's "Fracture" …
Discussion: POPSUGAR and BuzzSugar
popbytes:
GWEN STEFANI TOUR KICK-OFF IN VEGAS!  —  hey hey!  oh my gosh the weekend has almost passed us by - i swear two days is never enough before heading back to the daily weekday grind!  just last night my darling gwen stefani kicked off her 'sweet escape' tour in las vegas and popbytes reader turned friend zach …
The Sun:
Now Amy says Yes!, Yes!, Yes!  —  AMY WINEHOUSE was celebrating yesterday after getting engaged.  She told me: "I am a very lucky girl."  —  The singer is to tie the knot after her fella popped the question on a boozy night out.  —  Camden Caner Amy agreed to marry BLAKE FIELDER-CIVIL …
Starpulse:
Eric Bana Survives Rally Car Crash  —  Actor Eric Bana has emerged unscathed after crashing his sports car during a rally race in his native Australia yesterday.  The Troy star was competing in the Targa Tasmania rally when he miscalculated a tight bend, sending him colliding into trees …
New York Post:
SIMILAR TASTES  —  FOR hard rocker Tommy Lee, sharing Pamela Anderson with Kid Rock wasn't enough.  Spies at the Victoria's Secret party at Tao Beach in Las Vegas the other night said Lee was vying for Rock's Danish vixen, May Anderson, all night.  "He was desperately trying to talk to May," said one onlooker.
Michael K / Dlisted:
Over for Jessica & Cash?  —  Jessica Alba and Cash Warren are said to be done.  The longtime lovers apparently ended their love affair over a week ago according to JanetCharlton.com .  Friends of the couple say that Cash was too busy working and Jessica was always away.
Discussion: Celebrity gossip
TMZ.com:
K-Fed Laps It Up in Vegas  —  The Kevin Federline Divorce Tour rolled into Las Vegas on Thursday.  All bleach blondes aboard!  —  The ex-Mr. Spears hung with a bevy of blondish, er, beauties, at the Bare Pool Lounge — the Mirage's topless sunbathing paradise — and quickly got their drink on.
 
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