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Lamar Odom melts down


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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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 30: Bindi Irwin arrives at the 3rd Annual AACTA Awards Ceremony at The Star on January 30, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

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    Bindi Irwin talks her late dad, the Crocodile Hunter

    Speaking in depth for the first time about her father Steve Irwin’s death, 16-year-old Bindi Irwin told People magazine the “sadness never goes away.” The Crocodile Hunter star died after a rogue attack by a stingray in 2006. Bindi, a SeaWorld youth ambassador, keeps Irwin’s memory alive by working with animals and lives within the gates of the Australia Zoo.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 file photo, Peaches Geldof arrives to attend the ETAM's ready to wear fall/winter 2014-2015 fashion collection presented in Paris. A British coroner has concluded that model and TV personality Peaches Geldof died from a heroin overdose. Coroner Roger Hatch said Wednesday that Geldof had taken a fatal dose after a period of trying to come off the drug. The 25-year-old daughter of Live Aid organizer Bob Geldof was found dead at her home south of London on April 7, 2014.

    Coroner: Heroin overdose killed Peaches Geldof

    LONDON (AP) – Model and TV personality Peaches Geldof died from a heroin overdose after relapsing from a battle to give up the drug, a British coroner ruled Wednesday.

  • Celebrity birthdays on July 23

    Actress Gloria DeHaven is 89. Radio personality Don Imus is 74. Actor Larry Manetti (“Magnum, P.I.”) is 67. Actor Woody Harrelson is 53. Guitarist Martin Gore of Depeche Mode is 53. Actor Eriq Lasalle (“ER”) is 52. Guitarist Slash is 49. Model Stephanie Seymour is 46. Comedian Marlon Wayans is 42. Singer Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child) is 34. Actor Paul Wesley (“The Vampire Diaries”) is 32. Actor Daniel Radcliffe is 25.

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