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Lamar Odom melts down

Odom and Kardashian
Odom and Kardashian

Street fight! Even calm NBA players have their breaking points.

Lamar Odom freaked on paparazzi who had the nerve to inquire about cheating rumors in Los Angeles Wednesday. But he didn’t get physical with anyone, just inanimate objects like cameras and tripods.

In a video of the incident, posted all over the tabloid-y sites, Odom can be seen opening the door of a shutterbug’s car and tossing his gear onto the street. Odom then takes the items and puts them into the trunk of his own car. He also smashed another paparazzo’s car with a metal bar, TMZ reported.

Wife Khloe Kardashian duly Tweeted a few choice words.

Brandi’s night out

Can’t a Real Housewife have a little fun? Brandi Glanville reminded the world that having a few too many isn’t such a biggie. The Beverly Hills bachelorette (who wrote the book Drinking and Tweeting And Other Brandi Blunders), was seen looking sloppy at a Hollywood hot spot earlier this week with her dress slipping into precarious territory, exposing her breast and rear end. “I got drunk with my gays its not murder,” she admitted, adding it wasn’t her fault. “Everyone kept sending us drinks. I was being polite.”

Brave face

Another Housewife has actual problems that don’t involve wardrobe malfunctions and alcohol. Jacqueline Laurita of the New Jersey franchise told Life & Style her autistic son’s progress has been slow. “We don’t know what the future holds for Nicholas, but we will make sure that we give him all the tools he needs now to make his life easier.” The mother of three shared that the 4-year-old says yes and no but “if you ask him a question, he can’t answer you yet.”

Power couple

First comes pregnancy, then comes marriage. Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez are planning to wed this weekend, a source confirms to People. They boarded a flight to Paris Tuesday with Berry’s daughter. Berry, 46, and Martinez, 47, are expecting their first child together in early fall.

Surprise visitor

Students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln got a shock Wednesday when they saw Matt Damon strolling around campus. He was there for his nephew, attending New Student Enrollment Day. Damon told Lincoln station KLKN that he stocked up on Nebraska Cornhusker gear for his kids.

Male Bonding

Why fix it if it ain’t broken? Sam Mendes is coming back to direct another James Bond film with Daniel Craig. The British director had said earlier that Skyfall would be his lone entry in the 007 canon, but there may have been too much cashola to turn down.

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