Woman Files $12 Million Ageism Suit Against P. Diddy

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  • 51-year-old Francesca Spero, who worked for Sean "Diddy" Combs at Bad Boy Records for 12 years, says she was fired due to her age, though a rep for the company denies the claims:

"There are many reasons why Ms. Spero is no longer employed by Bad Boy," says a company rep, but age discrimination is not one of them." [DigitalSpy]

  • Spero is seeking $12 million; she claims she was fired after having to take time to recover from hip surgery, and was replaced by a younger woman. [MiamiHerald]
  • David and Victoria Beckham are reportedly planning on staying in America full-time: ""Frankly they cannot see themselves ever returning to make London their full-time base. The children are settled, speak with American accents and David and Victoria are immersed in the laid back Los Angeles way of life. They love it there - they're well liked, have plenty of friends and feel it's their spiritual home. [DigitalSpy]
  • This really happened:Jaden Smith and Justin Bieber had a dance battle at a bowling alley. [TMZ]
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  • Christina Aguilera on her marriage to Jordan Bratman: "It's important to be open to growing together, and when the going gets tough, you have to see how you can make your relationship more special and how you can spend more quality time together. Everyone has rough patches, everybody grows and we all change. It's important to give each other room to grow and to accept them for who they are." [USWeekly]
  • Michael Douglas says he might have put his career ahead of his family when he was younger: "My career was really just getting started and that was my focus, maybe more than it should have been. I was gone more than I should have been."[NYDN]
  • Douglas' wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, has opened up about her reaction to her husband's diagnosis: "I know maybe I should be stronger but emotionally I just don't want to see the man I love hooked to a chemo IV or lying motionless on a radiation table under a positioning mask...It wasn't a huge shock, I knew something was up but the one thing that struck me first was: ‘This doesn't happen to Michael Douglas'. The hardest part is seeing his fatigue because Michael is never tired. I'm 25 years younger than him and he wears me out." [DailyMail]
  • Meanwhile, Douglas' ex-wife, Diandra Luker, says that Douglas hung up on her twice when she called to wish him well after hearing about his diagnosis. "I was so sad I cried for two days." [DailyMail]
  • Stevie Nicks is working on a new album: "At a certain point, I'm going to get too old for this, but making this album really shows that I'm not done yet." [ContactMusic]
  • Comedian Robert Schimmel has died at the age of 60 due to injuries sustained in a car accident. [EW]
  • Drew Barrymore says if she could play anyone in a rock biopic, it would be Debbie Harry, and that her go-to karaoke song is "the Beastie Boys' 'Paul Revere'. I'm going to sound like a jackass, so I might as well pick a good song and be a cooler jackass." [DigitalSpy
  • "With everything I do I want to learn something new. And part of that, too, is never being a snob. I never want to try and just make like, arty, intellectual films, I love those, of course, as experiences, but I also love big, more traditional entertainment-type movies. And that's always trying different things and always challenging myself is definitely my aspiration."-Natalie Portman [DigitalSpy]
  • "I love 30 more than I've ever loved anything. I feel like I was born on my 30th birthday. It's finally the time where I've fully accepted and loved myself, which I'm realizing more and more each day — it is so important to love yourself. Because if you don't love yourself than nothing really matters. For a long time, I went through life kind of beating myself up and trying to be a perfectionist and do everything right and I just thought, 'What's the point?' I have faults, that's fine. I can still strive to be better, but I'm not going to be as rough on myself as I used to and it's just kind of alleviating all of this stress and kind of taken a weight off my shoulders and I think now I'm just happy."-Kristen Bell [Parade]
  • Beth Ditto on Kate Moss: "We're not super good friends, not because we don't like each other. We're in two different circles...I do think she's helped me a lot by being a really cool bad-a*s person. She likes what she likes and she likes who she likes and she just happens to be really gorgeous and good at what she does." [ContactMusic]
  • Here are some pics of Betty White on the set of Community. [Celebuzz]
  • Mark Wahlberg thinks he looks like "an ass" in his old music videos, and his family apparently agrees: "I remember seeing this thing on VH1, some Sexy People Of The 90s show. My brother Paul was watching with me and my assistant they were just killing themselves with laughter. To top if off I was number one! So for ages after whenever they'd call, they'd be, ‘Can we speak to the Sexiest Man Of The 90s please? They keep killing me." [ShowbizSpy]

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