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It’s Not For Nothing That They Call Him A Rap Star

By Compiled Staff Writer Dan Web

Did Bobby Brown hit his wife, Whitney Houston, during a Hawaiian vacation a couple of months ago? Eyewitnesses said he did.

So it was only natural to believe the most recent reports about Brown’s alleged abuse. We thought it only responsible, however, to report Houston’s side of the story.

Seems while on a yachting vacation off the island of Capri, Houston had to have stitches for a cut on her face. Almost immediately, the word spread that Brown had hit her.

She says no. According to her publicist, Houston, Brown, Houston’s brother and his wife were “having lunch on the ship and she slipped in the dining room. She thinks she cut herself on a dinner plate that broke when she was trying to break her fall.”

“I feel like such a klutz,” Houston reportedly said.

Loose talk

MTV House of Style host Daisy Fuentes on appearance: “I think it takes a lot of money to look really cheap. So style is not about money. I think maybe you need a good sense of self and a little pizzazz.”

Watch out, he’ll give you ‘Jungle Fever’

Wesley Snipes turns 35 today.

But she turned her nose up at a Vegemite sandwich

Has Australian actress Peta Wilson ever eaten a kangaroo burger? “Absolutely not!” she told Entertainment Weekly. “But I’ve eaten a crocodile burger and a snake. And I ate a dead owl out of a men’s urinal when I was like 3 years old. Lovely, huh? My mother found me in the latrine with bits of feather hanging out of my mouth.”

Did, say, Cindy Crawford come with the purchase?

Another sign of the coming apocalypse: An old pair of blue jeans worn by the late Gianni Versace fetched $18,750 at a charity auction in Sydney, Australia. Of course, the denims did feature painted designs by artist Jason Benjamin.

And for $50 million, they’d demand no story whatsoever

So what’s the difference between the Hollywood executives of today and those of 1969? “I could come up with a film and say I could make it for $1.5 million and they’d laugh,” says Peter Fonda. “But for $15 or $20 million, they’d sit me down and tell me what the story is.” Fonda’s 1969 film “Easy Rider,” made for $427,000, grossed some $35 million.

Love me as I claim to be not as I really am

Harrison Ford’s prickly relationship with the press continues. He swore at a George magazine reporter who asked him about his failed first marriage and what his relationship is with his older children. “I don’t want people to know what I like, what I don’t like, who I am, where I live, how I live, what the names of my children are,” Ford said.

So, who’s going to break the news to Irving?

Crowing “I finally found him,” cartoonist Cathy Guisewite (“Cathy”) has announced her plans to marry screenwriter Christopher Wilkinson in November. Both are 46. Wilkinson has a 5-year-old daughter from a previous marriage. This is Guisewite’s first marriage.

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The following fields overflowed: CREDIT = Compiled by staff writer Dan Webster

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