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Chris Soules steps out with ex dance partner, Sean Penn dines with Minka Kelly

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AFFAIR RUMOR

Was Tiger Woods to blame for another golfer’s divorce? Jason Dufner divorced Amanda Boyd back in April and now Page Six is reporting that Woods’ affair with the brunette may have been also the reason for Tiger’s split with Lindsey Vonn in May. According to divorce papers filed on March 16, Amanda and Jason suffered an “irretrievable breakdown of the marriage” and separated on Feb. 17. Woods’ rep denies it.

COUPLE TIME

Bachelor star Chris Soules has reportedly rebounded from his split with Whitney Bischoff — with another woman of the same name: Witney Carson, his onetime partner on Dancing With the Stars. They’ve been seen out together. Yada.

BIRTHDAY FUN

Hmm, so was Minka Kelly the catalyst for the breakup between Sean Penn and Charlize Theron? As per Kelly’s Instagram, we know the Oscar winner, 54, was out to a 35th birthday dinner with Derek Jeter’s ex at upscale Napa eatery French Laundry June 23. The two were with a group of friends, but TMZ reports Penn picked up the check.

NO THIEVERY HERE

Robin Thicke says a deposition for the Blurred Lines case took a backseat to his crumbling marriage, in his first interview since he and Pharrell lost the lawsuit in March. In an interview with The New York Times, Thicke says he was “careless” during the deposition, which occurred two weeks after he separated from actress Paula Patton. He and Pharrell were later ordered to pay almost $7.4 million to three of Marvin Gaye’s children after a jury determined the performers had copied elements of the R&B icon’s 1977 hit Got to Give It Up. Thicke is appealing: “I know the difference between inspiration and theft. I’m constantly inspired, but I would never steal.”

SOLD

Joan Rivers’ opulent Manhattan apartment has reportedly sold to “Middle East royalty” for $28 million, most likely cash, reports The New York Daily News. The triplex went on the market in February; Rivers’ died while undergoing an endoscopy in September of last year.

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