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  • Has Enquirer Gone Too Far With Whitney Houston Open Casket Photo?

    Has Enquirer Gone Too Far With Whitney Houston Open Casket Photo? The National Enquirer has published a photo of  Whitney Houston in an open casket on the cover of this week's issue, sparking outrage over whether the tabloid has finally gone too far.

    The unauthorized picture, accompanied by the headline "Whitney: The Last Photo," shows Houston lying in a gold coffin with cream-colored lining accentuated with her childhood nickname, "Nippy," and music symbols. Houston is wearing a purple dress, a broach and earrings.

    According to the U.K.'s Daily Mail, the Enquirer claims the picture was taken at the private viewing held at Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, N.J., last Friday,  on the eve of Houston's funeral. The Enquirer did not reveal who took the picture, and there was  no credit on the photo.

    The image has provoked a strong reaction on Twitter. "No privacy for Whitney, even in death," one person tweeted "Disgusting," tweeted another.

    More than 1,000 friends and relatives, including Oprah Winfrey, Kevin Costner

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  • Is Drew Barrymore Pregnant?

    Is Drew Barrymore Pregnant? (ABC News)

    The internet has been buzzing with rumors that Drew Barrymore is expecting, after the actress was snapped leaving a Beverly Hills doctors office late last week holding what appeared to be the grainy black and white printout of a sonogram.

    TMZ posted the photo, which showed Barrymore, wearing red sunglasses and clutching a red lollipop, walking through a parking lot with her fiancée Will Kopelman.

    Barrymore's rep did not immediately respond to a request for comment but told TMZ "no comment."

    Kopelman, a 34-year-old art consultant and son of Arie Kopelman, the former head of Chanel USA, proposed to Barrymore during a romantic getaway in Sun Valley, Idaho, at the end of last year. Since then, she's been sporting a nearly four-carat diamond ring.

    "He is a really good person," Barrymore, 36, told ABC's "Nightline" about her new fiancée. "I'm proud of my choice with him."

    "(She's) yearning to get married and have kids," an unnamed source told Us Weekly in October. The

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  • Kate Middleton's Effect on London Fashion Week

    Kate Middleton's Effect on London Fashion Week (ABC News)As British designers unveil their latest creations during London Fashion Week, there's no denying the Duchess Effect - as in the Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Middleton.

    Designers say  the newest royal has the power to boost retail sales fivefold  simply by wearing one of their frocks.

    Top British designer Alice Temperley told the BBC that Middleton is "breathing new life" into royal clothing and "looks fantastic."

    "She's supporting British fashion by wearing British fashion, which is brilliant," said Temperley, who, along with other big-name designers, such as Victoria Beckham, Stella McCartney and McQueen, are all showing collections at the 2012 event.

    Jane Shepherdson, the head of U.K. fashion retailer Whistles, once underestimated the Duchess Effect after Middleton selected one of its ivory blouses for her engagement photo to Prince William.

    Mario Testine/Zuma/Newscom

    "I don't think Kate's made a difference to sales,  maybe a few hundred pounds. A

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  • Chris Brown Responds to Grammy Backlash

    Chris Brown Responds to Grammy Backlash (ABC News)

    Chris Brown doesn't care if you're upset that he performed and won an award at the Grammys.

    Some people on Twitter - most notably country singer Miranda Lambert - questioned why Chris was getting so much love from the Grammys just three years after he assaulted his then-girlfriend Rihanna. Lambert tweeted after Sunday's ceremony, "Chris Brown twice? I don't get it. He beat on a girl. Not cool that we act like that didn't happen."

    According to E! Online, Chris lashed out at his critics by tweeting, "HATE ALL U WANT BECUZ I GOT A GRAMMY Now! That's the ultimate F**** OFF!"

    He later deleted the tweet and wrote, "IM BACK SO WATCH MY BaCK as I walk away from all this negativity #teambreezygrammy."

    The second tweet also has since been deleted from his account.

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  • "American Idol" kicked off this season's Hollywood round Wednesday, but the biggest moment of the night had nothing to do with singing.

    Sixteen-year-old Symone Black had a great audition singing Otis Redding's "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay." As she talked with the judges after the performance, Symone stumbled off the stage and hit her head. A medic was called, and the "Idol" producers decided to capitalize on the drama. Viewers will have to wait until Thursday night's episode to see what happened to the teenage girl.

     

    The rest of the episode didn't stray too far from the "Idol" formula. The 309 contestants took the stage in groups of 10 to sing a song of their choosing a capella in a sudden-death round.

    Judges Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez didn't give any feedback for this round, and half the contestants would be sent packing based on this performance.

    The majority of the contestants profiled survived the cut Wednesday night. The confident Johnny, who

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  • Halle Berry Back in Court

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: Halle Berry leaves court on January 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images) returned to court today in her continuing custody battle with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry over their three-year-old daughter Nahla.

    Berry, 45, was seen entering the Family Courthouse at 8:30 a.m. in downtown Los Angeles, where she was expected to ask for a restraining order, restricting Aubry from seeing their daughter Nahla until an investigation targeting him is resolved.

    A rep for the actress did not respond immediately to a request for comment.

    Aubry was being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department for child endangerment and criminal battery, after Berry and a nanny accused him of pushing the nanny while she was holding their daughter.

    The nanny also filed a restraining order against the 34-year-old Canadian model, saying she feared his "dangerous and aggressive" behavior. A judge denied that restraining order, saying there was not sufficient evidence.

    Aubry also sought a restraining order against the nanny and asked the judge, in effect, to fire the

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  • Cindy Crawford's Daughter Follows Modeling Mom's Footsteps

    (Courtesy Versace)

    Like mother, like daughter: Cindy Crawford's daughter Kaia appears to be a natural in front of the camera.

    The 10-year-old recently made her modeling debut, posing for the above Young Versace ad.

    And her supermodel mom couldn't be prouder. "I'm so thrilled that Kaia was chosen to be part of the first Young Versace Campaign," Crawford said in the campaign's press release. "I have so many fond memories of the times I spent with Gianni and Donatella."

    Crawford, who was once muse to the late Gianni Versace, was present throughout her daughter's shoot and described it as a "fantastic experience."

    Donatella Versace, the line's creative director, said Kaia has her mother's modelling magic. "Like her mother, Kaia has a very special gift. The camera really, really loves her," she said in the press release.

    It's no surprise, given Kaia's pedigree. Her father Rande Gerber is also a former model.

    Kaia is not the first model offspring to follow in her

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  • Rihanna, Chris Brown 'Just Friends'

    Rihanna, Chris Brown 'Just Friends' (ABC News) is not cheating on his current girlfriend with ex Rihanna, contrary to rumors.

    Responding to a report in Us Weekly, Brown's rep, Jeff Raymond, told ABCNews.com, "He and Rihanna are just friends," adding, "He is with his girlfriend, Karrueche, and is not cheating."

    That would be aspiring model, who has been dating the R&B singer for several months and recently rang in the new year with him at the Las Vegas club where he was hosting an NYE party.

    Despite their appearances together and a new tattoo Brown was seen sporting with an obvious likeness to Tran's face, rumors persist that Brown still has a thing for his ex.

    According to Us Weekly, the former couple has been secretly "hooking up" for nearly a year, though a court order stemming from Brown's infamous assault on Rihanna requires them to remain apart. A Brown source is quoted saying, "She comes to see him anytime she's in L.A."

    "Rihanna loves to live dangerously, and talking to and hooking up with Chris is all part

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  • Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel Engaged?

    Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake are all smiles at the 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted by Graydon Carter at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif. on February 27, 2011 -- WireImage

    On-again, off-again couple Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have finally decided to tie the knot.

    Us Weekly is reporting that Timberlake popped the question to Biel in the mountains of Jackson, Wyoming, in late December.

    "Justin knows how much she loves snowboarding and the mountains, so it was the perfect place," the magazine quoted an insider.

    Reps for Timberlake and Biel did not respond immediately to ABCNews.com's requests for comment.

    Us Weekly says that after a three-month split in early 2011, Biel, 29, made it clear that she wanted to spend her life with Timberlake, 30.

    "When they reunited, they had a conversation about taking the next step," a source told Us.

    A friend of Timberlake said the Grammy-winning singer has "never been happier" with the "New Year's Eve" actress. "He knew it was the right time to propose," the friend was quoted saying.

    In March last year, the couple broke up after four years, but their reps seemed to leave the door open.

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  • Mark Zuckerberg Vacations in Vietnam

    For more photos of Mark Zuckerberg on vacation, click here.For more photos of Mark Zuckerberg on vacation, click here.Mark Zuckerberg may be welcome in Vietnam, even if his brainchild Facebook is not.

    The Facebook founder is vacationing in the communist country that blocks its citizen from using his social networking site.

    According to The Associated Press, Zuckerberg, his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan and a group of friends arrived in Vietnam Dec. 22. They spent Christmas Eve in popular tourist spot Ha Long Bay and Christmas Day at an ecolodge in the northern mountain town of Sapa, where Zuckerberg rode a buffalo.

    Vietnamese website Tuoitre News reported that Zuckerberg, 27, and Chan have already spent about $6,000 on travelling by private helicopter.

    The pair have been dating since Zuckerberg's sophomore year at Harvard, where they met at a Friday night party for Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi. Chan, a Chinese-American from the Boston suburbs. struck up a conversation with Zuckerberg while waiting in line for the bathroom.

    "He was this nerdy guy who was just a little bit out

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