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Bradley Cooper admits times were tough in the beginning

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Bradley Cooper wasn’t always on the A-list. He tells the latest issue of GQ that back in the early days on TV’s Alias, he saw his role as Jennifer Garner’s clueless roomie deteriorate so badly that he asked to be written off the show. Cooper, now 38, attributes his stardom to getting sober nine years ago. “I was rediscovering myself in this workplace, and it was wonderful,” the American Hustle star tells the magazine.

Isn’t it romantic?

Kelly Rowland’s fiancé put a ring on it, big time. The X Factor judge finally confirmed her happy news, that she will wed her manager, Tim Witherspoon. Rowland will debut the four-carat-plus rock Wednesday on The Queen Latifah Show. The former Destiny’s Child singer dished that Witherspoon popped the question (wait for it) via Skype. In other couples news, Brian Kelley, of the country duo Florida Georgia Line, married his girlfriend of a few months, University of Georgia psychology student Brittney Marie Cole, Monday in Nashville.

Innocence lost

Tami Erin, the freckle-faced actress of 1988’s The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking, was nabbed on charges of felony hit-and-run drunk driving Saturday in L.A., TMZ first reported. Erin, 39, reportedly hit three cars in three different instances; one person was hurt and had to be hospitalized. The actress-turned-sex-tape-peddler was arrested and held on $100,000 bail.

Hairy situation

Another day, another Kim Kardashian scandal. Hours after she posted the latest pic of baby North on Instagram, haters wrote in saying that the infant’s eyebrows looked as if they had been waxed. Anyone who has been through a treatment knows that can be terribly painful. Kim responded through her rep, saying that allegation was “completely false.” What about tweezing? Kimmy didn’t mention anything about that. Meanwhile, sister Khloe stepped out for the first time since filing for divorce from Lamar Odom, wearing a sweatshirt that read “Nothing Was the Same.” Thanks for the update.

Moving right along

Chris Brown's probation has been revoked again, but he’s not going to jail. The singer briefly appeared in court for a progress hearing related to his 2009 conviction in an assault of ex Rihanna. The judge ordered Brown to stop using medical marijuana; he must return Feb. 10 for yet another progress hearing.

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