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Greg Norman & Chris Evert
It appears to be “game over” for tennis champ Chris Evert and golf great Greg Norman, who have separated after 15 months of marriage. After taking their romance public in late 2006—each had just split from a longtime spouse—the lovesick duo, both 54, embarked on a whirlwind, globe-trotting courtship and wed in June 2008. “Nothing eclipses this,” Norman told PEOPLE at the time. But, a source says, “the lust faded, and reality set in.” That reality included the inability to reach a compromise on key issues, including where to live. Evert remained in her Boca Raton, Fla., home with her kids, while Norman kept his Jupiter Island, Fla., mansion. So is it really game, set, match? Says Evert’s rep: “Chris and Greg will remain friends and supportive of one another’s family.”
Justin & Jessica
‘… DOING JUST FINE’
In recent weeks several tabloid and online reports have claimed that Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have ended their two-year relationship. But Timberlake’s rep insists “these rumors are getting out of control. Justin and Jessica are together and doing just fine.” Despite time apart—Biel, 27, is in Vancouver filming The A-Team, while Timberlake, 28, remains in L.A.—the pair are still very much a couple. Says a source: “They have a lot of love and respect for each other.”
ARE ORLANDO & MIRANDA SPLITTING?
A Sept. 30 tabloid report claimed that the couple’s “romance has stalled…. There’s friction because Orlando hasn’t made a bigger commitment.” But one day earlier Bloom, 32, and Kerr, 26, were spotted walking arm-in-arm in Paris (above), where she had a series of modeling gigs for Fashion Week. “They’re together,” a source tells Scoop.
WHO’S THE DADDY?
Don’t ask these celebs—they prefer to keep their children’s fathers a secret
Driver, 39, has said of 13-month-old Henry’s dad, [He’s] sort of in the same business.”
The Oscar winner, 46, has never publicly named the father of either son Charles, 11, or Kit, 8.
The Top Chef host, 39, has announced she’s pregnant. She’s been linked to billionaire Teddy Forstmann in the past.
Kate Hudson & Alex Rodriguez
PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
One week after checking out homes in L.A., Kate Hudson, 30, and Alex Rodriguez, 34, went house hunting again Oct. 1, this time in N.Y.C.’s Greenwich Village, with Hudson’s son Ryder, 5. Are the couple preparing for a new addition? Not yet, a source tells Scoop about reports that Hudson is pregnant. However “she definitely wants another baby,” says a pal. Another source adds, “Things are serious with them, more serious than anyone thought.”
Which Actor Should Play Prince Harry?
A film script about the redheaded royal, called The Spare, has blogs abuzz. Who would you cast as Diana’s impish heir?
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Karina & Maksim
EXES AT ODDS
Shortly after Dancing with the Stars hoofers Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy called off their engagement in early September, pals say they were headed for a reconciliation. But now those hopes are gone: “I’m done,” Maksim tells Scoop. “I feel completely betrayed.” Sources say things came to a head when Maksim was informed that Karina was spending more and more time off the dance floor with season 9 partner Aaron Carter. “It’s a personal issue,” says Karina’s rep.
TYLER’S SHOCKING CONFESSION
“I’m tired of holding this in. I don’t know what to do with it anymore, so I’ve decided to give some of it away …,” Tyler Perry wrote on his Web site Oct. 3, recounting a childhood dominated by abuse. “As a child I always thought I would die before I grew up.” After seeing the film Precious, based on the life of an abused young girl, Perry shared with fans the time his father, while drunk, beat him with an extension cord. He also writes of an incident in which a family member bathed him in ammonia. “By the grace of God I made it through.”
SIMON’S BIRTHDAY BASH
Simon Cowell turned 50 with his own American idol: Frank Sinatra. The judge reportedly had an impersonator perform for his nearly 400 guests, who included Kate Moss, Gordon Ramsay and Idol pals Ryan Seacrest and Randy Jackson. (Paula Abdul was invited, but didn’t show.) Partygoers watched b-day videos from Jennifer Aniston and David and Victoria Beckham and swayed to Earth, Wind and Fire and Cowell protégé Leona Lewis. “The party was fun,” tweeted Seacrest. “Simon’s mom, Julie, was breaking it down late night!”
• 10/3, Miami: The Hills‘ Lo Bosworth toasted her 23rd b-day with boyfriend Scott Hochstadt and Lauren Conrad at LIV nightclub. “The girls dragged everyone to dance!” says a guest.
• 10/3, Las Vegas: Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jamie Kennedy cuddled at Lavo and Tao’s anniversary weekend party.
GWEN TURNS 40
Gwen Stefani celebrated her milestone Oct. 3 birthday with an afternoon soiree at L.A.’s Cecconi’s restaurant. The singer was joined by hubby Gavin Rossdale, sons Kingston, 3 (who helped Mom blow out the sparklers on her cake), and Zuma, 13 months, and pal Kate Beckinsale.