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Jolie-Pitt baby pic leaks out online! Plus: Britney falling for the nanny? Piven morphing into Ari Gold?


Salon Staff
June 7, 2006 5:30PM (UTC)

Morning Briefing:
Shiloh pics already leaked: Just a day after the news that People and Hello magazines negotiated a $4.1 million deal for the exclusive rights to pictures of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's baby, Shiloh Nouvel, one of the images from the auctioned shoot has shown up online. The picture, which appears to be a cover mock-up of Hello, started popping up on Web gossip sites on Tuesday morning, and was followed swiftly by legal action. A number of sites have already taken the photo down, but Gawker has kept it up, citing fair use, and has naturally been corresponding with People owner Time Inc.'s lawyers. (Gawker, BBC)

Piven in fine form: Jeremy Piven has been busy this week in the run-up to the start of Season 3 of his show, "Entourage" -- on Monday, he was dropped by his publicist for unspecified reasons. "He has morphed into his obnoxious 'Entourage' alter ego, Ari Gold," a source tells Page Six. On Monday night, he hosted the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards in New York, where he was making a big deal of flirting with models. Later that night, he got into a spat with Stephen Dorff while waiting for the bathroom at Manhattan nightspot Bungalow 8. A spy tells Page Six that the "very high school" tiff went down like this:

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Piven: "Yo, what are you doing? You know you don't need to cut the line!"

Dorff: "I can do what I want!"

Piven: "No, you can't!"

Dorff: "Yes, I can!"

Piven: "You're a has-been!"

Dorff: "At least I am a movie star -- you're only on TV! Cable TV!"

After which Piven allegedly starting yelling and security had to be called in. (Page Six, N.Y. Daily News)

Spears falling for the nanny? The Britney Spears/Kevin Federline divorce juggernaut appears to be continuing down its inevitable path. This week's gossip centers around the new man in Britney's life, the male nanny identified variously as Perry or Henry she's been photographed with recently -- or as Star describes him, "Britney's Sexy New Stand-in Husband!" Federline is reportedly jealous of the new man around the house, with a source telling In Touch that he "doesn't like that this guy is taking care of his baby. He feels like Britney is throwing it in his face." Perhaps more worrying, Us magazine is keeping track of the couple's public appearances, and notes they haven't been photographed together in public in over 74 days. But don't worry, Federline's unnamed friends say everything is going to be just fine: "Everything you read in the tabloids about their relationship is fabricated. They're still together." (The Scoop, Star, Us Online, TMZ)

Also:
Despite her second-place "American Idol" finish, Katharine McPhee just signed a recording contract with RCA and 19 Recordings, the label founded by "Idol" creator Simon Fuller. Her first single, "My Destiny," will be out later in June. (E! Online) ... Hoping to bring Mischa Barton's "The OC" character back from the grave, fans have launched their own Web sites and online petitions with the aim to save Marissa Cooper -- and so far, the petition has more than 30,000 names. (Save Marissa) ... According to her publicist/best friend, Heather Mills has won sole custody of her daughter with Paul McCartney, though the rest of their divorce settlement is far from finished. (EntertainmentWise) ... The Las Vegas production of "Hairspray" has announced it will be closing after just four months in Sin City, with a final performance on June 11. (Yahoo! News) ... Musician Billy Preston -- known sometimes as "the fifth Beatle" for his long working relationship with the Fab Four -- died on Tuesday at age 59 in Phoenix after having been in a coma since last November. (Associated Press)

Money Quote:
Keanu Reeves on his lonely, "vagabond" existence: "I'm trying not to be alone so much, and man, it's a struggle. I want to get married. I want to have kids. That's at the top of the mountain. I've got to climb the mountain first. I'll do it. Just give me some time." (Parade via People)

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-- Scott Lamb

Turn On:
Comedy Central premieres "Dog Bites Man" (10:30 p.m. EDT), the WB airs previously unseen episodes of "Blue Collar TV" (8 p.m. EDT), and "Dateline NBC" goes after online child predators in another edition of its "To Catch a Predator" series (8 p.m. EDT). Also, the Sci Fi Channel presents a new special, "Spooked: The Ghosts of Waverly Hills Sanatorium" (9 p.m. EDT).

On the Talk Shows:
Larry King (CNN, 9 p.m. EDT): special episode at San Quentin
David Letterman (CBS, 11:30 p.m. EDT): Kyra Sedgwick, Al Franken
Jay Leno (NBC, 11:35 p.m. EDT): Adam Sandler, Rosie Perez, John Fogerty
Conan O'Brien (NBC, 12:35 a.m. EDT): Luke Perry, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Van Hunt
Jon Stewart (Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EDT): Bonnie Hunt
Stephen Colbert (Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EDT): Steve Squyres

-- Lamar Clarkson

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