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Snooki engaged to Jionni LaValle?; songwriter Robert Sherman dies


Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi arrives at the 54th annual Grammy Awards. (Larry Busacca/Getty Images for the Recording Academy)

Robert B. Sherman, the Oscar-winning songwriter who, along with his brother Richard, penned “It’s A Small World (After All),” as well as music from “Mary Poppins,” “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” and many other classic films, has died. He was 86. (ArtsPost)

Paula Deen has been sued by a former employee of a restaurant she co-owns with her brother Bubba Hiers. Lisa Jackson claims she was subjected to sexual harassment and a hostile work environment at Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House. A rep for the celebrity chef, who has also been accused of using racial slurs, declined to comment. (Associated Press; Radar)

Lady Gaga has passed the 20 million followers mark on Twitter. Your move, Bieber. (MSNBC)

Elizabeth Berkley of “Saved By the Bell” and “Showgirls” fame is pregnant with her first child. (People)

Patricia Heaton is sorry, after the jump.

“Everybody Loves Raymond” actress Patricia Heaton has apologized for a series of tweets she sent about Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown law student who testified before Congress in favor of insurance covered birth control. Quoth Heaton on Twitter: “If every Tweaton sent Georgetown Gal one condom, her parents wouldn’t have to cancel basic cable, & she would never reproduce — sound good?” (Gossip Cop)

Universal Pictures has reportedly slashed the budget for “Ouija” from $100 million to $5 million. (Deadline)

Do you want to see the first 10 minutes of “John Carter?” If so, click the link. (Buzzfeed)

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