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  • Randy Travis Cited For Assault, Not Intoxicated

    More trouble for Randy Travis: The singer was slapped with a simple assault citation early Friday morning following an altercation in Plano, Texas.

    Plano Police Department spokesman David Tilley tells ABCNews.com that Travis was not arrested and, despite internet reports, there is no indication that he was intoxicated at the time of the incident.

    Tilley said the department also has no record of the singer's being transported to the hospital by the town's fire department, as had been reported earlier. Tilley said all the parties involved refused transportation to the hospital.

    According to Tilley, Travis intervened in a verbal disagreement between an estranged husband and wife. Travis is a friend of the wife.

    "He stepped in and allegedly assaulted the man in some form," Tilley said, adding that it was minor because he was only cited for a Class C assault.

    Tilley explained that a Class C can be as simple as an unwanted touch to any physical contact that doesn't cause

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  • LL Cool J Suspect Charged with Burglary

    Los Angeles County prosecutors today charged a 56-year-old transient with first-degree burglary with a person present after he allegedly broke into the home of rapper-actor LL Cool J while he and his family were sleeping.

    Jonathan A. Kirby was charged as a "third striker" in a felony complaint because of previous felony convictions in Los Angeles County, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said in a news release. Prosecutors are asking for bail to be set at $1.1 million.

    Kirby remains hospitalized with a broken nose, jaw and ribs after an intruder broke into the Sherman Oaks, Calif., home of LL Cool J, whose real name is James Todd Smith, at about 2 a.m. Wednesday and triggered an alarm.

    No one else was hurt in the incident and nothing was stolen.

    Smith, 44, heard noises while sleeping upstairs and went down to see what was happening, KABC reported. The famously fit star, who plays a special agent on "NCIS Los Angeles," saw the intruder and

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  • Angelina Jolie's 4-Year-Old Daughter Lands First Film Role

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    Four-year-old Vivienne Jolie-Pitt is making her film debut alongside her famous mother, Angelina Jolie.

    The Walt Disney Studios confirmed Wednesday to ABC News that Vivienne, one of Jolie and Brad Pitt's six children, will play a minor role as the child version of Princess Aurora opposite her mother in "Maleficent."

    Aurora, later portrayed by Elle Fanning, grows up to be evil Maleficent's target in this live-action "Sleeping Beauty" tale. Jolie portrays the title character.

    Production on the film began in London in June. "Maleficent," which also stars Sharlto Copley, Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson and Lesley Manville, is scheduled to hit theaters in March 2014.

    Among Pitt and Jolie's six children - Maddox, 11, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 6, and 4-year-old twins, Vivienne and Knox - Vivienne is not the first to grace the big screen. That honor belongs to Shiloh, who was 10 months old when she had a cameo role in "The Curious Case of Benjamin

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  • Avril Lavigne Engaged to Nickelback's Chad Kroeger


    Avril Lavigne
    and Nickleback frontman Chad Kroeger are engaged to be married, Lavigne's rep told ABC News.

    The Canadian rockers kept their relationship so quiet that hardly anyone knew they were even dating.

    Following a six-month courtship, Kroeger proposed with a 14-carat diamond ring on Aug. 8, according to People magazine.

    Lavigne, 27, first met Kroeger, 37, when they got together in February to write a song for Lavigne's upcoming fifth studio album.

    "A romantic relationship blossomed as they spent time writing together," a friend of Lavigne told People.

    Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic/Getty Images"He makes her so happy," a family source told the magazine. "Both of their families could not be more excited."

    This will be Kroeger's first marriage and the second for Lavigne, who split from Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley in 2009.

    She also dated Brody Jenner.

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  • Michael Strahan Rumored to Be Permanent Live! Co-Host

    It could be "Live! with Kelly and Michael" come Sept. 4.

    Multiple news sources have reported that New York Giants Super Bowl champ and frequent "Live!" guest co-host Michael Strahan has been tapped as the permanent replacement for Regis Philbin on the daytime talk show. The show announced earlier this week that Kelly Ripa's permanent co-host would be named Sept. 4.

    "All bets are on this guy," "GMA" correspondent Linsey Davis said on "Good Morning America" this morning.

    A rep for Strahan was spotted Tuesday outside the Manhattan building where "Live!" is staged, "grinning from ear to ear," according to gossip website TMZ.

    Strahan, a former defensive star who won a Super Bowl ring in 2008, is a studio analyst for Fox's NFL coverage. Strahan would co-host "Live!" in New York during the week and fly to Los Angeles on weekends for his duties on Fox, according to the Los Angeles Times.

    Strahan, 40, also starred in "Brothers," a short-lived Fox sitcom in

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  • Comedian Phyllis Diller Dies at 95

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    Legendary comedian Phyllis Diller has died at the age of 95, her manager confirmed to ABC News.

    TMZ reported that Diller's health has been on the decline since a recent fall, in which she injured her wrist and hip. The website said she had been living in hospice care at her home.

    Photos: Stars In Memoriam

    Diller began her career in 1952, rising to fame with her TV specials alongside Bob Hope in the 1960s. Later, she starred in her own show, "The Phyllis Diller Show," as well as the variety show "The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show." She was also a regular on "Laugh In."

    Known for her loud cackle and long cigarette holder, Diller created the stage persona of a wild-haired, crazily dressed housewife who cracks jokes about her age and appearance, bad cooking and husband named "Fang."

    The Queen of Comedy, she was considered a pioneer for other women comedians, namely Joan Rivers, who recently said that Diller "broke the way for every woman comedian."

    The comedian

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  • Taylor Swift Caught Kissing Conor Kennedy

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    If you thought that perhaps Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy were just pals and weren't actually dating, think again. Photos have now surfaced of the two smooching up a storm.

    The New York Daily News has the photos, which it says were taken in Hyannis Port, Mass., last Friday. Taylor is seen wearing red shorts, a black and white polka-dot top and a red polka-dot hair bow as she kisses Conor, in a grey T-shirt, on the mouth; he's got his hands on her hips. In another photo, he's nuzzling her and holding her hand.

    The couple was also seen holding hands while walking along the shore around Cape Cod. Swift showed off her figure in a retro red polka-dot bikini with high-waist bottoms and a halter bikini top.

    According to the Boston Herald, the pair also attended the weekend wedding of his cousin Kyle Kennedy, daughter of the late Michael Kennedy and Victoria Gifford Kennedy, in Boston. In addition to all the Kennedys in attendance, the bride's grandfather,

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  • Halle Berry in Court Over Move to France

    Halle Berry and her ex, Gabriel Aubry, are in court today in Los Angeles, facing off over her request to move with their daughter, Nahla, to France.

    Judge Mark A. Juhas blocked off 17 days for the trial, which is expected to last nearly one month.

    The issue at stake is the Oscar-winning actress's request to make the international move with 4-year-old Nahla, over father Aubry's vigorous objections. Berry is engaged to French actor Olivier Martinez.

    The actress is expected to use her recent brushes with the paparazzi and a stalker as evidence for why she should be allowed to move out of the country.

    According to TMZ, Andrew Deetz, the celebrity shutterbug who tangled with Berry when he took shots of Nahla outside the girl's school earlier this month, has been subpoenaed by Berry's lawyers and is expected to take the stand in the trial.

    Berry with daughter, Nahla, and fiance Olivier Martinez. (Photo credit: Splash News)The gossip website is also reporting that Berry's lawyers have filed a declaration from her friend, actress Salma Hayek, about how France

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  • Kim Kardashian Divorce Drags On

    (Denise Truscello/WireImage/Getty Images)Looks like Kim Kardashian's divorce won't be finalized any time soon; attorneys for her estranged husband want to interview the reality star's mom and current boyfriend, Kanye West, before setting a trial date.

    An attorney for NBA star Kris Humphries told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephen Moloney during a hearing Monday that it would be at least four months before he could complete discovery and depositions, and be ready for trial. He said Kardashian's side hadn't exactly sped things along.

    "I don't want to use the word 'uncooperative,' but they are not making the process easier," Humphries' attorney, Marshall Waller, told the judge, according to E!

    Waller said he had requested but has yet to obtain business records from Kris Jenner, Kardashian's mom. He said he wouldn't depose Jenner until he received the records.

    Waller is seeking the information from companies that produce Kardashian's reality shows in an effort to prove the

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  • Rashida Jones Urges John Travolta to 'Come Out'

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    In a recent interview for her latest film, actress Rashida Jones said it was high time for a movie star to come out of the closet and she urged John Travolta to "come out."

    The 36-year-old "Parks and Recreation" star, who is the youngest daughter of music producer Quincy Jones, made the shock pronouncement during an interview last Friday with the Bay Area website Spinning Platters.

    When her co-star and co-writer of the film "Celeste and Jesse Forever," Will McCormack, said in the interview, "There needs to be, like, a professional athlete that comes out," Jones chimed in, "And a movie star!"

    "Like John Travolta?" Jones added. "Come out! Come on. How many masseurs have to come forward? Let's do this."

    Reps for Travolta and Jones did not respond immediately to ABCNews.com's request for comment. However, Jones issued an apology to Travolta today via Twitter.

    "Made a thoughtless comment about John Travolta. I sincerely apologize. Nobody's personal life is my

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