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CELEB blogger's book for kids

Colorful, outspoken Hollywood blogger Perez Hilton has authored a children's book titled "The Boy With Pink Hair" that is meant to celebrate individuality, his publisher said on Tuesday. The story tells of a child born with a shock of pink hair that some of his peers find hard to accept. But he learns to embrace what makes him different, according to Celebra Children's Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

Gabor hospitalized again

Zsa Zsa Gabor returned to hospital for at least the fifth time this year on Tuesday after coughing up blood, a spokesman for the ailing actress said. Gabor, 94, was briefly hospitalized almost two weeks ago with high blood pressure. Her leg was amputated in January because of a gangrene infection.

Poll predicts Beiber's fate

About 30 percent of Americans believe Justin Bieber will be in celebrity rehab when he reaches 30, according to a new poll released on Monday. A 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair survey showed that only 20 percent thought the 17-year-old idol would still be playing packed arenas in 2024, while 18 percent said he'd be married and living quietly somewhere.

Clooney called to defense

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has called Hollywood star George Clooney among his defense witnesses when he goes on trial this week accused of sleeping with an under-aged prostitute, court documents said. Berlusconi is accused of having sex with Moroccan night-club dancer Karima el Mahroug, known by her stage name Ruby, when she was 17, below the legal age for prostitution in Italy.

William and Kate's sweet treats

If you've ever wanted to eat sweets disgorged from the chests of royalty, your time has come. Pez, the Austrian company whose candy dispensers are known around the world, has created a special pair in the likeness of Britain's Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton ahead of this month's royal wedding.

Reese Witherspoon marries

Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon and her talent agent fiance Jim Toth tied the knot last weekend in Southern California, her spokeswoman told celebrity magazine People. The 35-year-old actress, who scored box office hits with her "Legally Blonde" movies, and Toth, 40, were married last Saturday at her ranch in Ojai, California, northwest of Los Angeles.

Hitchcock actor dies

American actor Farley Granger, best-known as a 1950s screen idol for his starring roles in Alfred Hitchcock's thrillers "Rope" and "Strangers on a Train," has died. He was 85. Granger died last Sunday of natural causes at his home in Manhattan, said a spokeswoman at the New York City medical examiner's office.


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