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Glen Campbell's kids fighting singer's wife for control of his affairs

A fight over control of Glen Campbell's affairs appears to be brewing in Tennessee between two of the singer-songwriter's eight children and his wife of more than three decades.

Debby Campbell-Cloyd and Travis Campbell, their father's oldest daughter and son, filed a petition in January alleging that Kim Campbell, Glen Campbell's fourth wife, is keeping the 78-year-old "secluded from the rest of the family" and prohibiting the family "from participating in his care and/or treatment," the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

They are reportedly asking the court to appoint conservators and a guardian to manage their father's medical and financial interests.

The country star is in the late stages of Alzheimer's disease and since June 2014 has been living in a long-term care facility where he receives round-the-clock care.

Campbell-Cloyd questioned Kim Campbell's decision when her father was placed in the facility, the AP said, and told a magazine at the time that she and the older...

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Justin Timberlake dubs Jessica Biel 'gorgeous, goofiest' birthday girl

Jessica Biel got some special birthday attention Tuesday: A public declaration of love from Justin Timberlake followed by an intimate dinner party held at a friend's house.

"Happy Bday to the sweetest, most GORGEOUS, goofiest, most BAD-ASS chick I know," he posted Tuesday along with a photo of the two of them on Instagram. "You make me smile 'til it hurts. I love you like crazy! --Your Huz."

The couple celebrated Tuesday night with no more than 10 people assembled at the home of Biel's buddy Estee Stanley, E! News reported.

The evening, which a source dubbed "mellow," saw her very pregnant in a black-and-white maxi dress with a black short-sleeve coat and him in jeans and a button-down. He toted her gifts as they left the party around 11:30 p.m., E! said.

Sounds just about right for a woman who's reportedly only weeks away from giving birth.

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Chris Brown allegedly has baby girl; Karrueche Tran wants no part of 'drama'

Chris Brown is reportedly a father -- and long-suffering on-and-off girlfriend Karrueche Tran is not down with that situation. 

"Listen. One can only take so much," tweeted Tran, who has stuck with Brown for years through jail, probation, court dates and a Rihanna rebound.

"The best of luck to Chris and his family. No baby drama for me."

The 26-year-old's comment came Wednesday, the morning after TMZ reported Brown had fathered a baby girl, now allegedly 9 months old, with a former model and music-video performer named Nia. The "F.A.M.E" Grammy winner has known the 31-year-old baby mama for years, the website said.

Details about any formal or informal child support agreement were unknown, TMZ said.

And, ouch, TMZ tracked down a May 2013 photo showing Tran with her arm around Nia at a party in Las Vegas.

If the child's age is accurate, she would have been born last summer, right around the time Brown, 25, was sentenced to a year in jail for violating his Rihanna-assault probation with...

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Madonna, Giorgio Armani disagree on cause of her fall at Brit Awards

Madonna's epic fall during the Brit Awards last week was no fault of her cape designer, Giorgio Armani — that according to the Italian couturier.

"Madonna, as we all know, is very difficult," Armani told the Associated Press backstage at his recent Emporio Armani runway show in Milan. "That's all there was to it."

The voluminous bullfighter's cape that brought the Material Girl plummeting down some stairs during show's live finale was meant to be closed with an easy-to-release hook. However, the designer said, Madonna wanted the closure to be tied instead.

The singer said that it was tied around her neck too tightly, so when her two dancers were supposed to be pulling it off, they ended up pulling her down the stairs instead.

"Everyone was worried my cape would slide off, so they tied it really tight around my neck," the 56-year-old said on Britain's "The Jonathan Ross Show" on Saturday. "I got to the top of the stairs and I pulled the silky string, and it wouldn't come undone.

"I had...

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Despite Rihanna-Leonardo DiCaprio rumors, actor is single, rep says

Rihanna and Leonardo DiCaprio keep sharing birthday cake -- and we're not even using any euphemisms right now.

The "Birthday Cake" singer and the "Wolf of Wall Street" star keep fueling dating rumors by attending the same birthday parties -- but his rep said Tuesday that he's single and has been "for some time."

The two were was first linked in the tabloids in January when they both hit a birthday bash at the Playboy Mansion, according to several reports. They were spotted at another birthday party at a West Hollywood hotel shortly after.

The latest b-day fiesta to kick up romantic speculation was the Barbadian beauty's own -- her 27th -- on Feb. 21 at Jim Goldstein's mansion in Beverly Hills. On Monday, a photo surfaced showing them together for the first time, E! News reported.

Now, we mean "together" in the loosest form of the word.

The photo, albeit extremely grainy and pretty innocuous, shows the "FourFiveSeconds" singer and the Oscar-nominated actor, side by side, lighting and...

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George Clooney admits 'my wife's the smart one'

George Clooney doesn't know how many countries there are, but that's OK, because his "smart" wife Amal Alamuddin probably does. 

"The Monuments Men" actor-director, who wed the highly educated human-rights lawyer in September, flubbed a line during a speech at the SeriousFun Children's Network gala in New York on Monday. The actor was in attendance alongside Meryl Streep, Danny DeVito, Tom Hanks, David Letterman and others to honor the late Paul Newman's philanthropic work.

When Clooney took the stage for his speech at the Lincoln Center, he noted -- or attempted to anyway -- how many countries have been reached by Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang camps, according to People.

"Today, there isn't just one camp, but there's a thriving community in the U.S., in Europe, in Israel. Since 1988, these camps have brought over a half-million sick kids and their families from over five hun… -- over 50 countries -- 500 countries would be too many. There aren't actually that many," he started, then...

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