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MORE MONEY: Bristol Palin is suing Levi Johnston.
MORE MONEY: Bristol Palin is suing Levi Johnston. (Mary Altaffer - AP)
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Saturday, January 23, 2010

No more screenings

Add another line to Dan Glickman's résumé. In April, the former Kansas congressman and secretary of agriculture under President Bill Clinton will become president of Refugees International, leaving his chairmanship of the Motion Picture Association of America five months before his contract is up. The two organizations made the announcement on Friday.

Glickman, 65, came to the MPAA in 2004 to replace Jack Valenti -- who held the job for 38 years. In October, Politico reported that Glickman would step down this September.

We asked Glickman why he's moving on. "I've had almost six great years here at MPAA," he said. "It seemed a natural thing that the next chapter of my life, before I get too much older, would be to go back into public service."

What will he miss most about the job? The MPAA's lavish screening room in Washington, he says, as well as all the interesting people he got to meet. But Hollywood hasn't rubbed off on him too much: "Nobody ever confused me with Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio."

More child support

Bristol Palin has just two words for ex-boyfriend Levi Johnston: Pay up.

According to court documents obtained by, Palin is asking for $1,750 a month in child support -- plus retroactive payments dating to the December 2008 birth of the couple's son, Tripp. The papers claim Johnston made over $105,000 last year "through various media interviews and modeling related activities" (posing nude for Playgirl, for example, and penning an '08 campaign tell-all for Vanity Fair), but has only shelled out $4,400 for child-rearing expenses.

Johnston's manager, Tank Jones, would not divulge his client's 2009 income to TMZ, but Jones contends that Johnston has paid Palin more than $10,000 since Tripp was born. Sounds like this one will bounce around the courts awhile.

Party-crashers party?

Perhaps name-checking the Salahis aren't the best way to market a party.

A Facebook event page popped up Thursday afternoon that advertised an "Evening with Tareq and Michaele Salahi" at Teatro Goldoni in February. The White House-crashing couple were described as hosts, and proceeds were said to benefit the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund and Street Soccer USA.

But by Friday afternoon, the page had changed, billing the event as "Virginia Wine is for Lovers" -- with the Salahis downgraded to "special guests." Then the link to purchase tickets went to a blank page. Later, the event page disappeared altogether.

What happened? After creating the invite, party organizers Kelly Ann Collins and Alicia Lewis "decided we wanted to make it more fun, more like us. 'An Evening . . .' sounded too boring," Collins told us in an e-mail. And: "The event is no longer being held at Teatro." Collins said they are looking for a new venue and has high hopes. "We invited the Salahis because we thought it would be fun to see how the alleged party-crashers party," she said. "There are, of course, some haters out there. But we've received a great response from our friends and the D.C. party crowd."

End quote

"Would it have been better to have been around more? Absolutely. There were absences, and I was no angel."

-- Michael Douglas, 65, to AARP the Magazine, on his relationship with his 31-year-old son, Cameron, who is in federal prison awaiting sentencing on drug charges.

-- Marissa Newhall, from staff, wire and Web reports

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