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Saturday, September 11, 2010

'Oz' and ends

Dorothy's ruby slippers aren't bound for Kansas, but rather Christie's auction house in New York. Todd Fisher, the son of actress Debbie Reynolds, said Friday that her collection of movie memorabilia will be auctioned next June. Reynolds's collection, reportedly valued at $50 million, includes a pair of the "Wizard of Oz" slippers worn by Judy Garland, a fur coat worn by Orson Welles in "Citizen Kane" and Marilyn Monroe's billowing subway dress from "The Seven Year Itch." Reynolds, 78, is auctioning the memorabilia to satisfy debts.

DiCaprio stalker

Leonardo DiCaprio won a three-year restraining order against a woman who claims to be his wife and to be carrying his unborn child. A Los Angeles judge granted the "Inception" actor protection from Livia Bistriceanu, who began harassing DiCaprio at his home and business offices. Prior to stalking him, Bistriceanu twice was placed on psychiatric hold.

The Lady and the law

Lady Gaga's legal squabble with a former bad romance is settled. The singer and Rob Fusari, her ex-boyfriend and ex-manager, have withdrawn lawsuits against each other. Fusari, claiming he was not adequately compensated for helping to launch her career, was suing for $30.5 million. He claimed he co-wrote some of her songs, invented her stage name and helped her land a record deal. Lady Gaga's lawyers say he was merely an agent who got her to sign an unfair agreement in 2006. Settlement terms were not released.

Jon & Kate plus 'hate'

Kate Gosselin said on the show "Live With Regis and Kelly" on Friday that her eight children hate spending time with their dad, Jon Gosselin. "I basically wait for the phone call from how many of them want to come home," she told Kelly Ripa and guest host Anderson Cooper. The Gosselins divorced after several seasons of "Jon & Kate Plus 8."

Model's midair panic

Playboy model Tiffany Livingston had an anxiety attack aboard a JetBlue flight Thursday while flying between Orlando and Newark. During the flight, Livingston darted from her seat and tried to pry open a plane door, the New York Post reports. "She said she's gone through this before, but never this bad, and didn't have . . . her medication," a source said of the model, who has appeared as a centerfold in Playboy's Singapore edition.

'Wonder' boy

Former child star Danica McKellar, best known for playing Winnie Cooper on the '80s-'90s comedy "The Wonder Years," gave birth to a boy Tuesday, People magazine reports. His name is Draco, and he weighs 7 pounds 2 ounces. McKellar, who grew up to be a scholar, has gained recognition in recent years for her books touting the wonders of math.

-- Compiled by Timothy R. Smith from staff, Web and wire reports

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