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By United Press International   |   Sept. 17, 2011 at 4:00 AM

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TAREQ SALAHI: Tareq Salahi has filed for divorce from his wife, U.S. reality TV star Michaele, citing adultery and abandonment as the reasons, court records say.

Michaele, a cast member of "Real Housewives of D.C.," has been traveling with Journey guitarist Neal Schon.

Tareq Salahi reported his wife of eight years missing this week and told police he thought she had been kidnapped because she didn't take any of her belongings with her. A publicist for the rock band later confirmed to media outlets that Michaele and Schon are together.

"She continually exposes our friends and acquaintances to her adulterous relationship and has flaunted the same throughout the community, the nation and indeed the world, and thus caused me to suffer great harm, humiliation and embarrassment," TMZ quoted Salahi as saying in court documents filed Friday.

Salahi also claimed Schon taunted him about the relationship by sending him an e-mail "with an attachment of a penis," TMZ said.

The Salahis gained infamy when they turned up uninvited at a state dinner at the White House in 2009.


T.I.: Rapper T.I. will serve out the rest of his term for a drug conviction at an Atlanta halfway house despite violating terms of his sentence, officials said.

TMZ said the hip-hop artist returned to his temporary supervised home Thursday -- two weeks after he was taken out of the halfway house and returned to prison for violating the terms of an agreement he made with authorities by traveling to the location by luxury tour bus instead of a less ostentatious van.

If the recording artist doesn't further violate the rules of his sentencing, he will be released Sept. 29, TMZ said.

T.I. was sentenced to 11 months in federal prison last September for a drug possession conviction. The arrest violated the terms of his probation for a previous federal gun conviction.


ANDY WHITFIELD: U.S. cable network Starz says it is planning an on-air tribute to Andy Whitfield, the star of its series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," who died last weekend.

Whitfield lost his 18-month battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Sunday. He was 39.

To celebrate his life and career, Starz said it will showcase five episodes of the gladiator saga that made him famous, including the premiere and finale episodes, Oct. 2.

"He was chosen after a worldwide search to find the perfect Hollywood star to play the title role with passion and grace," the network said in a news release. "His fans, friends, and colleagues alike have compared Whitefield's own persona, to that of the noble, brave, honorable gladiator character he played on screen."

Australian film and TV actor Liam McIntyre was hired to replace Whitfield in the second season of the show.


ELISABETTA CANALIS: George Clooney's ex-girlfriend, Italian actress and model Elisabetta Canalis, appears naked in a new anti-fur ad campaign.

Canalis, 33, also is a contestant on this season of "Dancing with the Stars." She and Clooney broke up recently after two years of dating.

"I think this is the best reason why I got naked in my life,'' ANSA quoted Canalis as saying in May after she shot photos for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' "I'd-rather-go-naked-than-wear-fur" campaign.

"[When] I was a kid I was watching TV at home and they showed a documentary. In the documentary, I saw how they killed little animals, electrocuting them, drowning them, bludgeoning them. I was shocked because I was a little girl, but at that moment I thought that I would never, never, never, wear fur in my life," Canalis said.

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