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Tab pubs nudie pix of Heather Mills. Vaughn and Aniston rake it in. Plus: Is Brit through with Kevin?


Salon Staff
June 5, 2006 5:30PM (UTC)

Morning Briefing:
Hey nude: The London Sun has published a series of sexually explicit photographs of Paul McCartney's now-estranged wife, Heather Mills. Originally taken for a 1988 German hardcore collection called "The Joys of Love," the pictures show Mills -- who stands to receive upward of 200 million pounds in a divorce settlement -- in a variety of suggestive poses, including images of her and a male counterpart covered in whipped cream and playing a game of strip poker. Mills has had a rough go of it in the press lately: She's been branded a "gold digger," and a former boyfriend has leveled charges that she worked as a high-class escort during her early days in London. (The London Sun)

"The Break-Up" rakes it in: Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston's tepidly reviewed "The Break-Up" surpassed box office expectations this past weekend, coming in at No. 1 with a take of $38.1 million. It was while filming the romantic comedy that Vaughn and Aniston reportedly began a relationship -- which came in the wake of Aniston's own highly publicized breakup with Brad Pitt. The film's success was no doubt helped by the flurry of media attention surrounding its principles. "They're always in the press," says Nikki Rocco, the head of distribution for Universal, the studio that released the film. "Every time you turn around somebody's talking about Jennifer, or Jennifer and Brad, or Jennifer and Vince." (Associated Press)

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K-Fed exed? Has erstwhile pop starlet Britney Spears finally had enough of her infamously unproductive husband, Kevin Federline? She's reported recently to have kicked him out of their Malibu home, screaming, "Go somewhere, anywhere, just get out of my face!" A source tells the National Enquirer that Spears told Federline that "the marriage was over." (National Enquirer)

Lindsay says bye to "Bill": At last night's premiere of Robert Altman's "A Prairie Home Companion" in New York, word was that Lindsay Lohan has walked away from "Bill," the movie she's currently scheduled to be shooting. Rather than spend time on the indie "Bill," which is still due to star Amanda Peet and Aaron Eckhart, Lohan is supposedly "just going to stick to working with big name directors now." (Fox News)

Also:
Nicole Kidman has reportedly hired every helicopter in Sydney in an effort to thwart paparazzi from taking pictures of her June 25 wedding to Aussie country-rocker Keith Urban. (The Daily Mirror) ... Blaming "busy work schedules," Matthew McConaughey and Penelope Cruz have announced the end of their two-year relationship. (E!) ... New York Post gossip editor Richard Johnson, who oversees Page Six, was arrested for driving while under the influence last Thursday in New York. (TMZ) ... Sylvester Stallone celebrated his 60th birthday with a party last night in Las Vegas, where he was joined by fellow celebs Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and John Travolta at the soon-to-open Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. (AP) ... Vince Welnick, former keyboard player for the Grateful Dead, died from undisclosed causes last Friday at the age of 51. (Fox News) ... Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have reportedly asked "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee to sing at their wedding. McPhee is said to have met the star-powered couple during a visit to the Church of Scientology in Los Angeles. (Magic Morning Show)

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Money Quote:
Eva Longoria to her waitress at a bar in Toluca Lake, Calif., when confronted with a $17 bill: "Celebrities should be comped!" (Defamer)

-- David Marchese

Turn On:
On Monday night, new shows "Solitary" (Fox Reality, 6 p.m. EDT), "FastInc." (MTV, 10:30 p.m. EDT) and "Lovespring International" (Lifetime, 11 p.m. EDT) all air for the first time, while "The Apprentice" (NBC, 9:30 p.m. EDT), "Deal or No Deal" (NBC, 8:00 p.m. EDT), and "Penn & Teller: Bullshit" (Showtime, 10 p.m. EDT) all have their season enders. Also, the WB airs the two-hour series finale of "Everwood" (8 p.m. EDT), and Eva Longoria hosts the 2006 ALMA Awards (ABC, 9:30 p.m. EDT).

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On the Talk Shows:
Charlie Rose (PBS, check local listings): Gov. Mitt Romney (MA)
Jay Leno (NBC, 11:35 p.m. EDT): Jessica Alba, Ludacris, Bruce Springsteen (Repeat)
David Letterman (CBS, 11:30 p.m. EDT): Lindsay Lohan
Conan O'Brien (NBC, 12:35 a.m. EDT): David Spade, Neil Young (Repeat)
Jon Stewart (Comedy Central, 11:00 p.m. EDT): Willie Nelson (Repeat)
Stephen Colbert (Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EDT): Lawrence Kudlow

-- Lamar Clarkson

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