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12:00 PM 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 …
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 and Daily. Gay. News.
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Jeane MacIntosh / New York Post:
MCG'S WIFE KEPT HIS SECRET  —  LEARNED EARLY, BUT 'LET IT SLIDE'  —  She knew.  —  Despite claims to the contrary, Dina Matos McGreevey knew former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey was gay long before he announced it to the world - perhaps even before the now-estranged couple's marriage in 2000, The Post has learned.
Discussion: Jossip and Queerty
Tracy Connor / NY Daily News:
My 'marriage' to Gov. McSleazy!
Discussion: Good As You
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Washington Post:
At This Dinner, A Dollop of Vitriol  —  Global warming was the talking point last night at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner when singer Sheryl Crow and "Inconvenient Truth" producer Laurie David walked over to Table 92 at the Hilton Washington to chat with Karl Rove — and the resulting exchange was suitably heated.
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.
Discussion: Cele|bitchy
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 …
POPSUGAR:
Ashton & Demi Pray For Wedding Crashers  —  Ashton and Demi got their celebrity trends on this weekend - Starbucks, YSL purses and Kabbalah.  Demi looks effortlessly fab, while Ashton's mound of scruff (beard?) on his chin is totally turning us off.  Luckily, Ashton doesn't have to make a TV appearance …
Discussion: BuzzSugar
Phil / Egotastic!:
Scarlett Johansson's Breasts Host Saturday Night Live  —  Scarlett Johansson hosted Saturday Night Live this past weekend, and really couldn't tell you if her monologue was funny or not.  In fact, I couldn't even tell you what it was about.  So entranced was I by her cleavage …
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 …
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.
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 …
TV Guide / community.tvguide.com:
Grey's Sara Ramirez: I've Got A New Record Deal  —  We've already seen her rock out in her underwear on Grey's Anatomy.  Now Tony-winning actress Sara Ramirez, who plays George's (T.R. Knight) feisty wife, Callie, has signed a deal to record her own album.  "All I can say is that Eric Idle …
Discussion: Bumpshack.com
TMZ.com:
Nick and Vanessa Shacking Up  —  Who's got the "public affair" now, Jess Simpson?  Nick Lachey and girlfriend of one year, Vanessa Minnillo moved in together last week.  —  A source told People magazine that the singer and the MTV veejay are shacking up in a two-bedroom condo in Manhattan's luxury Atelier building.
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
 
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Variety:
Clooney, WB get in 'Crisis' mode
Ain't It Cool News:
Let's try this again... Is this The Joker?
Discussion: Cinematical
New York Post:
JUST ASKING  —  WHICH wife of a radio personality is so paranoid …
Discussion: Queerty
Kim Masters / RADAR:
THE MOST EXPENSIVE MOVIE MADE  —  How Sony's $500 million …
Chris Auchterlonie / Splash News Online:
A future spice girl?
The Post Chronicle:
David Duchovny Asks Girl To Wed Theatre Owner
New York Post:
SIMILAR TASTES  —  FOR hard rocker Tommy Lee, sharing Pamela Anderson …
Hollyscoop:
Jessica Biel's Outragous B-day
Discussion: Celebrity Pictures
 Earlier Picks: 
Contactmusic.com:
MADONNA'S MARRIAGE ON THE ROCKS?
Michael K / Dlisted:
Over for Jessica & Cash?  —  Jessica Alba and Cash Warren are said to be done.
Discussion: Celebrity gossip
Starpulse:
Eric Bana Survives Rally Car Crash
Veryvera / I'm Not Obsessed:
Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony And A Sparkly Pair Of Pants
Lexie / Backseat Cuddler:
Fired 'Apprentice' Takes It All Off For Playboy
Discussion: Hollyweird Gazette
TMZ.com:
K-Fed Laps It Up in Vegas
The Sun:
Now Amy says Yes!, Yes!, Yes!  —  AMY WINEHOUSE was celebrating …
 

 
From Mediagazer:

The Guardian:
How China is using AI news anchors to spread its propaganda on social media; Microsoft: some AI anchors were created using ByteDance's video editing app CapCut

Rodney Tiffen / Inside Story:
Court discovery docs from the UK's News Group phone hacking cases give more detail about evidence destruction and indicate the company gathered political intel

Renee DiResta / The Guardian:
How a rightwing smear campaign against NPR and its CEO Katherine Maher, who is on Signal Foundation's board, led Elon Musk to malign Signal

 
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