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By United Press International  |  Feb. 10, 2012 at 4:00 AM
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MACAULAY CULKIN: Macaulay Culkin is in "perfectly good health," his publicist said after the former child star was photographed looking gaunt and disheveled in New York.

The unflattering photo of the 32-year-old "Home Alone" and "Uncle Buck" actor sparked fans' concern when it was posted Thursday on the Web site of "Entertainment Tonight."

But Culkin's publicist told there is no cause for alarm.

"Macaulay Culkin is in perfectly good health. For 'Entertainment Tonight' or any other media to speculate otherwise is thoughtless, irresponsible and destructive," the representative said.

"He is thin, so when he loses one pound it just looks like more," an unnamed source close to the actor told

ADELE: British singer Adele says she found a cellphone application to swear for her while she recovered from throat surgery and couldn't speak.

The recording star, who is up for six Grammy Awards Sunday night, made the remarks to Anderson Cooper in her first TV interview since she had a hemorrhaged polyp on her vocal cord removed via laser last November.

Their chat is to air on Sunday's edition of "60 Minutes," CBS said.

Not speaking "was really hard," Adele told Cooper. "I love talking."

She said she communicated by writing on a pad after her operation but also found a phone app she liked.

"You type the words into it and then it speaks it," she said. "But the great thing is I love to swear. Most of [the apps] you can't swear on, but I found this one app where you can swear, so I'm still really getting my point across."

PARMINDER NAGRA: British actress Parminder Nagra has filed for divorce from photographer James Stenson, court documents show.

TMZ said Nagra cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split.

The couple dated for seven years before marrying in 2009. They are the parents of a 2-year-old son.

Nagra is best known for her work on TV's "ER" and "Alcatraz," as well as the movie "Bend It Like Beckham."

NAOMI WATTS: British actress Naomi Watts is to play Diana, Princess of Wales, in a film about the last two years of her life, the movie's producers said.

Director Oliver Hirschbiegel is scheduled to start shooting "Caught in Flight" in England this year, The Hollywood Reporter said.

The entertainment industry trade newspaper quoted Watts as saying it is "an honor to be able to play this iconic role -- Princess Diana was loved across the world, and I look forward to rising to the challenge of playing her on screen."

Hirschbiegel said he is confident Watts will be able to capture "the warmth, humanity and empathy of such a global icon as Princess Diana."

Watts' film credits include "21 Grams," "Le Divorce," "I Heart Huckabees," "King Kong" and "J. Edgar."

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