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UNLAWFUL

A New York judge ruled Thursday that a 51-year-old German woman is fit to stand trial for allegedly stalking Richard Gere. Ursula Reichert-Habbishaw — who is said to have phoned the Unfaithful actor up to 1000 times — faces one year in prison if convicted. read more

NO SOUP FOR YOU!

E! Entertainment Television's Talk Soup is all talked out. The network has axed the series, currently hosted by Aisha Tyler, after 11 years on the air. The final episode airs Wednesday, and there's no word if Greg Kinnear will make a cameo. read more

STAR IS BORN

Early reviews are in for Star Wars: Episode II &#150 Attack of the Clones, and they're mixed. "Virtually everything that went wrong in Phantom Menace has been fixed, or at least improved upon," wrote Variety critic Todd McCarthy. The Hollywood Reporter's Kirk Honeycutt, meanwhile, said the film suffers from "flat-footed dialogue" and "wooden acting," and "struggles to replicate the spirit of fun and adventure" of the original films. One thing everyone seems to agree on: Yoda rocks! Clones opens May 16. read more

CUSTODY CASE

A judge on Thursday awarded temporary custody of Robert Blake's two-year-old daughter with slain wife Bonny Lee Bakley to Delinah Blake, Blake's adult daughter. A hearing for permanent custody is slated for July 25. read more

OZZY WINS!

Could an Emmy be next? Ozzy Osbourne was honored Thursday with a Prism Award for presenting an accurate depiction of drug, alcohol or tobacco addiction in his new song "Junkie." Other Prism winners included My Wife and Kids, Third Watch and The Division. read more

AREN'T HIS 15 MINUTES UP YET?

Brian "Kato" Kaelin has finally found a role he was born to play: a freeloader. O.J. Simpson's infamous live-in pal has shot a pilot for a television series titled House Guest. "It's a show where I go across America, I knock on doors of the unsuspecting and invite myself in to spend a weekend with the family," Kaelin told Barbara Walters on ABC's 20/20 Wednesday. Kaelin assured Walters, however, that off-screen he finally has his own home. read more

TALL ORDER

ABC has ordered 13 episodes of Law & Order creator Dick Wolf's Dragnet update, slated to debut next January. The network is expected to schedule the series on Monday nights after The Bachelor. read more

PRETTY EMPOWERED WOMAN

Fighting back tears, Oscar winner Julia Roberts pleaded with Washington lawmakers on Thursday for more money to research Rett syndrome, a neurological disorder that affects about 200,000 girls and women worldwide. Roberts was moved to take a stand after meeting 10-year-old New Yorker Abigail Brodsky, who died of the disease last June. read more

MORE HAS-BEENS READY TO RUMBLE

Yikes! Here's Fox's fight card for Celebrity Boxing 2, airing May 22 at 8:30 pm/ET: "Tabloid tough guys" John Wayne Bobbitt and Joey Buttafuoco square off, as do pro football's William "The Refrigerator" Perry and basketball's Manute Bol. The rest of the 90-minute special's C-list combatants will be announced at a later date. read more

Meet Unfaithful's Dark Prince


French heartthrob Olivier Martinez insists that there is a line he won't cross when it comes to shagging on the big screen. Of course, you might have a hard time believing that after seeing him and Diane Lane go at it behind Richard Gere's back in Unfaithful (opening nationwide Friday).

"I know it's not a French tradition, but I'm an actor who doesn't appear naked [in films]," the 36-year-old dreamboat confesses. "I don't play naked. I'm shy. Sometimes we're actors, but we're also human beings, and different personalities have different behaviors."

Ironically, Martinez had no problem with an Unfaithful scene that called for his character to seduce Lane's suburban housewife in the hallway of his apartm read more

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