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Jenna Bush's "butt dance"? Pitt and Jolie a couple after all?

Published April 7, 2005 2:28PM (EDT)

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Thursday night, Bravo brings you "Forty Deuce" (11 p.m. EDT), a four-part reality show about the inner workings of a popular Hollywood club, and Discovery Times offers "Does Europe Hate Us? Thomas L. Friedman Reporting" (8 p.m. EDT).

Morning Briefing:
Jolie, feeling Pitty? Are Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie a thing after all? Some sources say yes. Several employees at a Palm Springs hotel insist that Pitt and Jolie looked like way more than the friends they claim to be during a stay over Easter weekend, around the time Jennifer Aniston filed for a divorce from Pitt. "They were kissing and holding each other. He was rubbing her back. It looked romantic," tattled one witness. "It's obvious they were a couple," said another. And a third added, "Brad and Angelina were definitely having an intense romantic relationship, from what I saw. They did not behave like just friends." Jolie and Pitt were both in town for a W magazine photo shoot, and Pitt's rep is insisting it's all a big misunderstanding on the part of resort staff: "Brad stayed on one side of the property, and Angelina was on the other." (Lloyd Grove's Lowdown)

In other romance rumor news: Those tales of Christian Slater hooking up with Lindsay Lohan appear to have been about as reliable as that other recent story about Bruce Willis hooking up with Lohan. Report N.Y. Daily News gossips Rush and Molloy, "Though Slater dropped by the set of her movie 'Just My Luck' last week, spies say the chain-smoking teen queen barely spoke to him the other night at Marquee." Oh well. (Rush and Molloy)

Bush butt: You may be excited by rumors that a videotape of Jenna Bush getting down and dirty at a bachelorette party may make its way to a TV near you -- but don't get too excited. Apparently whoever filmed the blond Bush twin partying her booty off at the New York club NerveAna missed the money shot: "Jenna on all fours doing 'the butt dance' [to E.U.'s 1988 hit "Da Butt"] -- and doing it very well -- as guys were ogling her thong." (Page Six)

The latest Osbourne tribulation: Aimee Osbourne, the eldest offspring of Ozzy and Sharon, who declined to take part in the family's reality show, has pulled out of a London production of "The Vagina Monologues" due to complications following the removal of a lump in her breast. Her mother, who had been scheduled to appear alongside her, has also dropped out of the play. "There have been some complications which required further treatment but the prognosis is good," a family spokesperson told the London press. The producers of "The Vagina Monologues," meanwhile, are said to be miffed at not having been notified of the Osbournes' decision earlier -- it came on the eve of the show's scheduled opening -- and are mulling their legal options. (This Is London)

Also: The U.K. Sun says one of its reporters and a photographer were able to breach security on the grounds of Windsor Castle, where Prince Charles and his bride-to-be Camilla Parker Bowles will be blessed on Saturday, with "breathtaking ease." Posing as deliverymen in a rented van with no security pass -- and carrying a brown box marked "bomb" -- they got within a "stone's throw" of the queen's private rooms. (BBC News) ... A judge in Sydney, Australia, has ordered a photographer suspected of planting a bug in Nicole Kidman's home to give a DNA sample to police investigating the case. (Associated Press) ... Grace Jones was reportedly thrown off a Paris-to-London Eurostar train after allegedly grabbing and yelling at a train manager who refused to allow her to sit in premium class without paying for the upgrade. Jones had only a first-class ticket. (This is London) ... 50 Cent has just become the first musician since the Beatles in 1964 to have at least four songs in Billboard magazine's Top 10. (N.Y. Daily News) ... Jeweler Sol Rafael has filed a police report alleging that Jadakiss' label, Ruff Ryders Entertainment, has failed to return $400,000 worth of diamond chains and bracelets he lent them last August. The company has promised to return the bling shortly. (Page Six) ... Chelsea Clinton's boyfriend, Ian Klaus, is currently in Iraq, "working with the Kurdistan regional government on developing university education." (Us Weekly via Page Six) ... For anyone curious about the New Yorker's nonexistent masthead, the N.Y. Observer has pieced together its best guess, which can be downloaded from this page.

Money Quotes:
Bill Clinton on flying Air Force One -- as part of the presidential delegation paying respects to the pope -- for the first time since he left office: "I never thought I'd be on this plane again -- I had a good time. They have turkey burgers too, which they didn't have when I was here. If they'd been serving me turkey burgers, I might not have had heart surgery." (Drudge)

Rev. Al Sharpton to O.J. Simpson at Johnnie Cochran's funeral: "With all due respect to you, brother Simpson, we didn't clap when the acquittal of Simpson came for O.J.; we were clapping for Johnnie." (N.Y. Post)

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