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Your Daily Dispatch of Celebrity Shenanigans by Tommy Vergason

April 16, 2007

‘C’MON Y’ALL’ : Britney Spears allegedly told an X-17 videographer “I really am pregnant” on Friday night, apparently joking in what is being referred to as a sarcastic impersonation of a valley girl. Reportedly demanding that the X17ONLINE videographer not ask her a single question, she instead took it upon herself to do all the talking, reportedly riffing, “And, like, I saw these magazines, and they said I was pregnant, and like it?s so true. Like, America, believe everything you read because like you?re smart and I?m stupid. Like for real. C?mon y?all.”

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PUT THE RACKET DOWN AND STEP AWAY : Andre Agassi played a tennis game with his wife Steffi Graf for a fundraiser yesterday, and accidentally hit her in the face with his racket. The ASSOCIATED PRESS reports that Graf’s lip was cut in the ordeal, requiring three stitches as treatment. “She’s OK,” Agassi said. “It was an unfortunate accident.” The couple was participating in Oprah Winfrey’s upcoming reality show called “The Big Give.” An auction reportedly raised at least $225,000 Sunday for a Houston-area elementary school chosen for the show.

THIS ‘1/2’ MAN IS COMPLETE : PEOPLE reports that “Two and 1/2 Men” star Jon Cryer is marrying television journalist Lisa Joyner in Mexico. Cryer announced his engagement to Joyner, an entertainment reporter and host of the TV Guide Channel’s “inFANity,” on “The Tonight Show” in January, and the wedding is reportedly going to take place in June. Cryer has a 6-year-old son from his first marriage to actress Sarah Trigger, which ended in 2004.

EVERYBODY DANCE! AND I MEAN, EVERYBODY! : A film adaptation is being made of the Broadway musical “Nine,” in which a man faces romantic difficulties with many women in his life. Harvey Weinstein is producing the film adaptation, and THE NEW YORK POST’s PAGE SIX reports that Weinstein is said to be lining up an all-star cast. “I’m thinking Gwyneth Paltrow, Anne Hathaway, Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renée Zellweger,” Weinstein reportedly said of the six major female roles. For the male lead, Weinstein and director Rob Marshall (“Chicago”)are said to be considering George Clooney, Javier Bardem, Antonio Banderas and Johnny Depp. When asked how he plans to deal with the salaries that would likely be demanded from these A-listers, Weinstein reportedly said, “We’ll figure it out.”

YOU’LL LIKE ED NORTON WHEN HE’S ANGRY : And finally, VARIETY reports that Marvel Studios and Universal Pictures have finally found their new “Hulk.” Edward Norton (“The Illusionist”) has been tapped to play Bruce Banner, The Hulk’s mild-mannered alter ego, in the new movie “The Incredible Hulk.” The film is a sequel of sorts to 2003’s “HULK,” but is said to be “less self-serious and more in line with the comic series and TV show.” Norton takes over the role from Eric Bana, who played Banner the last time around. The script for “The Incredible Hulk” was written by Zak Penn, who had a hand in crafting two “X-Men” films, “Fantastic Four” and “Elektra” for Marvel.

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