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Timberlake gets apology in libel case

Justin Timberlake has accepted an apology and damages from a tabloid newspaper that falsely accused him of cheating on girlfriend Cameron Diaz with a British model. Timberlake had filed a libel lawsuit over a July 2004 claim in the News of the World that he had a fling with model Lucy Clarkson. Benjamin Beabey, lawyer for the tabloid's publisher, News Group Newspapers, said yesterday that the News of the World apologized ''for the distress and embarrassment caused by this article. It entirely accepts that the allegations are without foundation." Clarkson's lawyer, David Griffiths, said the model acknowledged that the story was ''an entire fabrication on her part." Timberlake's lawyer, Simon Smith, said the allegations had caused damage to the singer's ''personal and professional reputations."

No VIP treatment for Brad and Angelina

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt toured a dinosaur exhibit over the weekend in western Canada. Pitt was in Calgary for the shooting of ''The Assassination of Jesse James." Wendy Taylor, a spokeswoman for the Royal Tyrrell Museum, said the actor and his ''Mr. & Mrs. Smith" costar dropped in to see the dinosaur exhibit Saturday night, The Calgary Sun reported Tuesday. ''They did not ask us to close the museum or for an after-hours visit or any special treatment," Taylor said.

Gotti sticks to her story about cancer

Victoria Gotti denied yesterday she lied about having breast cancer but acknowledged her diagnosis showed she had ''precancerous cells." ''What I have is considered by most to be cancer. Noninvasive cancer," Gotti said on ABC's ''Good Morning America." The New York Post reported yesterday that Gotti never had breast cancer as she had told the rival Daily News. The News reported Sunday that Gotti kept the news to herself -- hiding her treatments from her sons and the producers of their reality show, ''Growing Up Gotti."


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'I feel uncomfortable with people reading too much about my pregnancy or my relationship. It grosses me out. It's too sweet to read about or dissect or talk about.' Jennifer Garner, about her marriage and pregnancy

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