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Lily Tomlin, partner ponder marriage after 42 years

Actress and comedian Lily Tomlin and partner Jane Wagner are thinking about tying the knot, Tomlin told an E! Online reporter Monday night. “Jane and I have been together for 42 years,” she said. “We’re thinking maybe we’ll get married.” Tomlin, 73, and Wagner, 78, didn’t think same-sex marriage would be legal in their lifetime. The “9 to 5” star said that if and when the big day comes, she and Wagner won’t wear wedding gowns. “No rings, no bridal dresses,” she said. “Maybe we’ll be dressed like chickens.”‘


Kanye might give first glimpse of baby North

Rapper Kanye West will appear on Kris Jenner’s daytime talk show Friday. According to the Los Angeles Times, the “New Slaves” artist, 36, might reveal a photograph of his daughter, North. West and Kim Kardashian, 32, Jenner’s socialite daughter, have had their daughter under wraps since her birth June 15. The couple bickered briefly about how to best present their child to the world. Kardashian wanted a magazine cover, while West wanted to share North’s picture on social media.

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“Snooki & JWoww” can keep shooting in N.J. town

A judge ruled in favor of letting the MTV reality TV show “Snooki & JWoww” continue to film in Berkeley Township, N.J. The Asbury Park Press said Ocean County Superior Court Judge E. David Millard denied a request to stop Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jennifer “JWoww” Farley from bringing their “Jersey Shore” spinoff show to the town. An attorney had argued that work on the show might hinder the town’s recovery from Hurricane Sandy.


“The news of Bradley Manning’s sentencing is devastating. If our own can’t speak up about injustice who will? How will we ever move forward?”

— Singer Lady Gaga tweeted her frustrations with the Bradley Manning case on Wednesday. Manning was found guilty of providing classified documents to the WikiLeaks anti-secrecy Web site and sentenced to 35 years in military prison.