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Scandalous turn in Brinkley separation

The separation of Christie Brinkley and her fourth husband, Peter Cook, exploded in scandal yesterday when a 19-year-old former employee of Cook's claimed he seduced her with lavish gifts. Brinkley, the 52-year-old supermodel, last week announced that she and Cook had separated. They married in 1996 and have a daughter. Yesterday 19-year-old Diana Bianchi emerged in press reports as a central figure in the separation. Bianchi's attorney, Joseph Tacopina, claimed that she will be a ``vital witness" should the couple pursue divorce.

Electra, Navarro in Splitsville? reported yesterday that Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro are called it quits after less than three years of marriage. Electra's rep Brit Reese told TMZ: ``They are amicably separating." The pair, who have no children, documented the run-up to their November 2003 nuptials in an MTV reality series `` 'Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen + Dave."

Pitt: `It's time to share'
Brad Pitt says being a father has changed his priorities. ``It completely changes your perspective," the 42-year-old actor said in an interview that aired yesterday on NBC's "Today" show. ``And certainly takes the focus off yourself, which I'm really grateful for." Pitt is working with Global Green USA, a national environmental organization, on a competition to choose ecologically sound designs for rebuilding neighborhoods in New Orleans. ``I've had my day," Pitt said. ``I made some films, and I've really had a very fortunate life. And it's time for me to share that a bit." Pitt and Angelina Jolie have three children.

Aniston wants more 'Friends'
Jennifer Aniston says she would like to reprise her role as Rachel Green in a reunion show of TV's "Friends." "The only thing I can think of doing is maybe for fun doing a Thanksgiving episode," Aniston said in a TV interview on London's Channel Four. The NBC comedy also starred Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer. Aniston, 37, was in London to promote her new film, "The Break-Up," co-starring Vince Vaughn.

The straight story
'I understand why people think we're gay. There isn't a definition in our culture for this kind of bond between women. So I get why people have to label it -- how can you be this close without it being sexual?' Oprah Winfrey, talking to her own magazine, O, about her close friend Gayle King


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