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Robin Thicke cancels concerts amid split with Paula Patton

 
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Blurred lines, indeed.

Though their statement said their split was mutual, Robin Thicke doesn’t seem to want to call off his marriage to his wife of eight years, Paula Patton. TMZ reports that the Blurred Lines singer canceled his concert in Atlanta and Orlando on Friday and Saturday, citing throat problems, so he could hash things out with her in Vancouver, where she is shooting a movie. Thicke is apparently such a mess that he also pulled out a show at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort in North Carolina Monday night.

Good riddance

The devil wears Burberry? Piers Morgan was apparently the boss from hell, and co-workers are relieved his CNN show was canceled, reports The New York Daily News. “He was always such an a------ to people working for him,” an insider said of the sometimes self-important journalist. “The makeup girls suffered the worst — he was rude and belligerent.”

Family way

Late night host Jimmy Kimmel joked he was going to be one of those “old dads” to Ellen Degeneres when he reported that his wife, comedy writer Molly McNearny, is expecting. But parenting is not a new experience. Kimmel, 46, is already dad to daughter Katie, 22, and son Kevin, 20, with ex-wife Gina, whom he was married to from 1988 to 2002.

Play it again

Tommy Lee is trying out marriage for the fourth time, he announced on Twitter. But this time isn’t a famous busty blonde like exes Heather Locklear or Pamela Anderson. She’s Greek-German singer Sofia Toufa, 30. Besides music, they also have something else in common: Lee says he was born in Greece.

Fatal crash

The brother of actress Salma Hayek was hospitalized with broken ribs after being involved in a Los Angeles car crash that killed his passenger. Police say 40-year-old furniture designer Sami Hayek was driving on Sunset Boulevard in a 2006 Ford GT on Sunday when he lost control and collided with a 2011 Toyota Tacoma pickup. Coroner’s officials say the crash killed 43-year-old Ian Cuttler Sala, a photographer and art director who won a Grammy for his design of the “Johnny Cash: The Legend” music box set.

Law & order

Amanda Bynes’ two-year-old DUI charge was dismissed Monday, after she pleaded no contest to reckless driving. The 27-year-old was sentenced to three years' probation and three months of alcohol education programs. To jog your memory: The former child star was arrested April 2012 in Hollywood after her BMW swiped the side of a patrol car. She was charged with DUI after refusing to take a sobriety test. Last year she was placed in psychiatric care for starting a small fire in front of a random home in an L.A. suburb.

Photog sprung

A photographer busted for allegedly attacking Lara Bingle, the girlfriend of Avatar star Sam Worthington, was released without bail Monday. Sheng Li was arraigned on misdemeanor counts of assault and harassment in Manhattan Criminal Court. An order of protection was issued in favor of the Australian model, who claimed Li kicked her in the shin and trailed her “on a public street for approximately four hours,” court papers say. Worthington, 37, was arrested early Sunday for punching the pap and released on a desk appearance ticket; the actor is due back in court Wednesday.

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