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‘Butler’ star Terrence Howard denies abusing ex wife


Terrence Howard is “heartbroken” over recent allegations by ex-wife Michelle Ghent that he physically abused her during a trip last week to Costa Rica.

“She’s not well, and I hope that she can get well,” Howard told ET Monday night at the NYC premiere of his latest movie, The Butler. “I just wish the best for her, but as far as me harming somebody, anybody that knows me, I really can’t harm a fly.”

Steering clear

50 Cent must stay far away from ex girlfriend Daphne Narvarez and is forbidden from contacting her. The In Da Club singer, 37, also was told not to possess any weapons and is to return to court on Sept. 4 for a pretrial hearing. The Queens-raised rapper was charged after Narvarez reported that he had trashed her L.A. area condo and kicked her during an argument. If convicted, he could face up to five years behind bars and $46,000 in fines.

Here we go again

Cops are investigating Justin Bieber’s bodyguards over an alleged assault early Sunday at a Hamptons, N.Y., nightclub early Sunday. Sources tell The New York Daily News a male patron reported being attacked by the star’s security detail and may sue.

Kid’s break-in

A 43-year-old man has been charged following an attempted burglary of a home owned by Kid Rock. Brian D. Keith of Oakland County’s Independence Township., Mich., was arraigned on felony charges of attempted home invasion and malicious destruction property. Keith is being held after bond was set at $75,000. Saturday’s arrest came after surveillance photos from security cameras on Kid Rock’s property were released. A man is seen ramming the gate and trying to break into the house. On crutches, he failed to get in.

Health issues

Elmore Leonard, 87, is recovering at a Detroit-area hospital following a stroke. Family members are said to be guardedly optimistic about the Get Shorty author’s condition.

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