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Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 05/11/2012

Reese Witherspoon’s father sued for bigamy; Zooey Deschanel to play Loretta Lynn


Reese Witherspoon. (Stephen Lovekin - Getty Images)
Reese Witherspoon’s father John Drake has been sued by her mother and his first wife Mary Elizabeth for bigamy.

According to the AP, Witherspoon’s parents separated in 1996 but still maintain a friendly relationship. Mary Elizabeth Witherspoon “fears [her husband] may be suffering from early onset of dementia” and claims he does not remember marrying his second wife, Tricianne Taylor. Mary Elizabeth Witherspoon believes Taylor may be taking advantage of John Witherspoon and wants the second marriage annulled. (Associated Press)

Zooey Deschanel will play country legend Loretta Lynn in a musical version of “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” Lynn and Deschanel made the announcement Thursday during a Grand Ole Opry show. (Associated Press)

President Obama spent three hours with George Clooney at the actor’s Los Angeles home Thursday for a $40,000-a-head fundraiser that was attended by Stacy Keibler, Jack Black, Tobey Maguire and other famous people. The Post’s Amy Gardner has all the details here.

Mad Men” newcomer Jessica Pare’s name has been submitted in the Emmy lead actress in a drama category, along with Elisabeth Moss. So are you Team Peggy or Team Megan? (TVLine)

Here’s wishing a very happy birthday to “Glee’s” Cory Monteith who turns 30 — that’s right, 30 — today. (E!)

Another “Glee” club kid seemingly says goodbye, after the jump.

Amber Riley posted a message to Twitter that seemingly indicated she was leaving Mercedes and “Glee” behind forever. She tweeted, “Just closed a chapter in my life, the only thing I've known day in and day out for three years. I'm going to miss the whole Glee family, seeing them everyday!” Riley later clarified that she’s not confirming her exit, “just stating that I would miss being in the classroom everyday with the cast and that would be changing.” (@AmberRiley.)

Are you aware that people think the “Desperate Housewives” cast is in a feud? Well, they’re not, according to Eva Longoria. (Us Weekly)

Mariah Carey celebrated President Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage by partying Wednesday at a gay and lesbian bar in West Hollywood. (People)

Hey, Coach Taylor from “Friday Night Lights” wants to tell you something.

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