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By United Press International   |   June 7, 2011 at 4:02 AM

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WESLEY SNIPES: The U.S. Supreme Court Monday denied a bid for appeal from Wesley Snipes, a film star convicted on federal tax evasion charges, CNN reported.

Snipes, 48, is best known for his work in the movies "White Men Can't Jump," "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar" and "Jungle Fever," as well as the "Blade" trilogy.

He was convicted last year of failing to file tax returns in 1999, 2000 and 2001 and began serving a three-year prison sentence in December. The actor has blamed his advisers for the lapse in payments.

CNN said Snipes did not immediately comment on the court's denial for his request for an appeal.


NICOLE SCHERZINGER: Singer Nicole Scherzinger is to replace Cheryl Cole as a judge on the U.S. version of the TV talent show "The X-Factor," Fox announced Monday.

Scherzinger will join panelists Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid and Paula Abdul on the soon-to-start series on which contestants will compete for a $5 million dollar recording contract, EW.com reported.

Cole, a pop star who was a judge on the original British version of "The X-Factor," was announced as part of the show's U.S. team of judges last month but she left after participating in early judging rounds, the entertainment news Web site said.

It is unclear exactly why she left or what roles she may play on the U.S. and British versions of the show in the future.


WILL & KATE: Britain's Prince William and his new bride Kate are moving into Kensington Palace, the London home where William grew up, royal family officials said.

The son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana married Kate Middleton in an opulent ceremony in April.

"The couple's official London residence will temporarily become a property at Kensington Palace," E! News quoted a spokesman for St. James' Palace as saying Monday. "A number of options for longer-term solutions are still being considered. The couple's main home will continue to be their house on Anglesey, [North Wales,] and their household office will continue to be based at St. James' Palace."

A representative for the couple told E! News the space in Kensington Palace is too small for them to make it their permanent home.

"While it more than suffices for occasional visits to London for now, and the royal couple are very grateful for it, the duke and duchess are considering options for a more permanent official London residence. No suitable properties are currently available," the representative said.


CAMERON DIAZ: Hollywood actress Cameron Diaz and professional baseball player Alex Rodriguez are still dating, UsMagazine.com reported Monday.

The couple, who started dating last year, were the subject of breakup rumors last week.

However, UsMagazine.com said the glamorous pair seemed very affectionate, holding hands and kissing at Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards after-party at SoHo House in Los Angeles.

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