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Names & Faces: Simon Cowell, Justin Bieber, Dave Grohl

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Cowell a factor in divorce fight

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Amid the scandal over whether Simon Cowell has fathered a child with a good friend’s wife, the couple involved in the headline-grabbing drama are squabbling over the terms of their divorce.The pregnant Laura Silverman is seeking a $4 million settlement from her real-estate mogul husband, Andrew Silverman, the New York Post reports.The Silvermans reportedly are also at odds over who will receive custody of their son Adam, 7, as the father doesn’t want his son in the care of his 36-year-old socialite wife and the reality-show TV host and producer. “The X Factor’s” Cowell is looking to rent a luxury apartment for Silverman before she moves into a Beverly Hills home, the newspaper reports. Cowell, 53, has stayed mum on the paternity rumors. Andrew Silverman has stated in the divorce papers that his wife and Cowell had an affair.

Bieber brouhaha

Model Wayne Rennalls tells the New York Daily News it was jealousy that led Justin Bieber and his entourage to fight Rennalls earlier this month at a New York nightclub. Rennalls held a news conference Friday to offer his side of the story. According to Rennalls, a club waitress asked Rennalls to borrow his tie, and he later sought to retrieve it from the waitress as she was leaving the club — with Bieber. Rennalls told the Daily News that he followed Bieber’s caravan and that the 19-year-old pop singer began kicking and punching him before Bieber’s entourage joined in the scrum. Bieber’s rep denies that the pop singer was involved in any fighting at the club.

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Hey, isn’t that. . .?

Local boy Dave Grohl, treating family at Serendipity 3 Saturday night in Georgetown. They shared the frozen hot chocolate. Grohl was dressed casually (black button-down shirt, jeans). The Foo Fighters frontman was nice to fans asking to take pictures.


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