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KENDRA WILKINSON: Kendra Wilkinson and her pro dance partner Louis Van Amstel were eliminated from the competition series "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles.
"I lasted seven weeks longer than I ever thought I would last," the model and reality TV personality said upon learning her fate Tuesday night. "First of all, I want to thank Louis for sticking with me and not fighting with me. Second of all, I want to thank my family. I want to thank [my husband] Hank [Baskett] for being there for me every step of the way. I want to thank my baby, Hank, for being there, too. Baby Hank, I'm coming home for you. I'm not the best dancer, but I am the best mom."
Still in the running for the coveted mirror ball trophy are Ralph Macchio, Kirstie Alley, Hines Ward, Chelsea Kane, Romeo and their professionally trained partners.
LINDSAY LOHAN: Actress Lindsay Lohan is to plead no contest to misdemeanor theft in a Los Angeles court and could avoid jail time, TMZ reported.
The "Mean Girls" and "Freaky Friday" star is awaiting trial in a shoplifting case. She has already been sentenced to 120 days in jail for violating her probation for a driving under the influence conviction by allegedly stealing a $2,500 necklace from a boutique. Her lawyer is appealing the jail sentence.
TMZ said Tuesday even if the appeal doesn't overturn the sentence, the judge overseeing Lohan's case is not likely to increase her 120-day sentence if she enters the no-contest plea.
The celebrity news Web site quoted the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department as saying people convicted of non-violent, misdemeanor offenses are routinely allowed to serve their sentence at home, as long as they wear an electronic monitoring device.
Given these circumstances, Lohan may not have to serve any jail time, even if the appeal doesn't work, TMZ said.
STEVIE NICKS: Recording artist Stevie Nicks has canceled several New York appearances because she is suffering from pneumonia and the flu, her publicist said.
Nicks was scheduled to perform at a party her label Reprise Records was to throw in her honor Wednesday at Manhattan's Webster Hall. She was also planning to be a guest on the "Today" show and "Good Day New York" Tuesday.
The appearances were to support this week's release of her latest CD, "In Your Dreams."
Her representatives said her doctor instructed her during the weekend to "stay in bed and not fly" until she gets better.
"I want to apologize to all my fans and hope that we can reschedule and, of course, I hope you love the new album. It's for you," Nicks said in a statement.
ANNA FARIS: Comic actress Anna Faris is in talks to co-star with Sacha Baron Cohen in "The Dictator," The Hollywood Reporter said.
Faris is best known for her work in the "Scary Movie" franchise, as well as in the big-screen comedies "My Super Ex-Girlfriend" and "The House Bunny."
Larry Charles, who directed Cohen in "Borat," is scheduled to start shooting "The Dictator" June 5 in New York and Spain.
The Paramount film is based on a novel published anonymously in 2000, but purported to have been written -- or at least influenced by -- by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, who was executed for crimes committed against humanity.
The studio described the movie in a press release last January as "the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed. It is inspired by the best-selling novel 'Zabibah and The King' by Saddam Hussein."
Ben Kingsley and Jason Mantzoukas have also joined the cast of the movie, The Hollywood Reporter said.
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LOS ANGELES, June 19 (UPI) --U.S. singer and actress Selena Gomez and British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran are now involved in a trans-Atlantic romance, Us Weekly reports.
WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) --The Senate Wednesday shot down Rand Paul's amendment to the U.S. immigration reform bill that would have tied immigrants' legal status to border security.
ERBIL, Iraq, June 19 (UPI) --Iraq's Kurds have consolidated their growing energy sector with Chevron Corp. securing a third exploration block in the semiautonomous northern region that increasingly operates as a de facto independent state and France's Total buying a majority stake in another.