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Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 03/09/2012

Heidi Klum speaks about Seal split for the first time; Britney Spears close to signing on to ‘X Factor’?

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Heidi Klum, discussing her split. (Gus Ruelas - Reuters)

Heidi Klum has spoken publicly for the first time about her split from husband Seal . In an interview with Elle magazine, the supermodel and “Project Runway” host says she feels like she’s “in the eye of the tornado” because of all the media attention on the pending divorce. She also reveals that she doesn’t really want to reveal anything about what caused her seven-year marriage to the “Kiss from a Rose” singer to end.

“I don’t want to talk positively or negatively about the ups and downs that we had,” she says. “Every couple goes through things. Unfortunately, we’re in the public, so the highs are out there. But I don’t think it’s necessary — especially for our children — to have the lows being printed in magazines and talked about.” (Elle)

Britney Spears is reportedly close to finalizing a deal to become a judge on “The X Factor.” A Hollywood Reporter story says that Jason Trawick, Spears’s agent and fiance, is negotiating the terms of the contract, which could be signed next week. (THR)

Eva Longoria and Eduardo Cruz have reportedly split. The “Desperate Housewives” star and the brother of Penelope Cruz dated for a year, following Longoria’s divorce from basketballer Tony Parker. (People)

Eddie Murphy’s new movie, “A Thousand Words,” currently has a 0 percent positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Just FYI. (Rotten Tomatoes)

Jimmy Ellis — lead singer of ’70s R&B band the Trammps and the man responsible for crooning “Disco Inferno” — died on Thursday. He was 74. A cause of death was not immediately released. (Associated Press)

Bill O’Reilly is very upset about the season finale for “Parenthood,” specifically a teen sex scene in which Drew (Miles Heizer) did the deed for the first time with his girlfriend. O’Reilly’s rant, which was unleashed during his Thursday night show, comes more than a week after the finale aired. But, as Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly notes, maybe it occurred just in time to create enough controversy to ensure the wonderful family drama gets another season on NBC. (EW)

I am pleased to point out that Nick Offerman, a.k.a. Ron Swanson, is now on Twitter. As Vulture points out, the account has not been verified yet. But it links to offermanwoodshop.com, his Web site about wood working. And he is following fellow “Parks and Recreation” folks Aziz Ansari , Retta and writer Mike Scully. So it appears to be real. He’s already tweeted about powder-actuated fasteners, so you know this is going to be something special. (@Nick_Offerman)

Elle Fanning is in talks to play Sleeping Beauty in yet another fairy-tale-inspired project, the movie “Maleficent.” Angelina Jolie will reportedly play the evil queen in the film. (Slashfilm)

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