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• Last week Bette Midler was handing out dating tips to Jennifer Aniston. This week she's rolling with 50 Cent. Not only have the two become "unlikely best friends," but Bette says 50 has "really made my life worth living," and has been by her side "through thick and thin." She'd even like to sing backup on one of his new songs, too. Also? She's totally lost it, clearly. [NYDN]
• Speaking of Aniston, she's supposedly taking a little break right now due to "exhaustion." [Sun]
• The woman accused of having an affair with Bruce Springsteen says her ex made the whole thing up so he'd get "big money" from the singer to stay quiet. [People]
Hilary Rhoda is reportedly dating Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez. [P6]
• Amy Winehouse was reportedly hospitalized for the third time in as many months on Tuesday, although she's since been released. [Mirror]

• As you may have heard, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett invited Michael Bloomberg, George Soros, Oprah Winfrey, Eli Broad, Ted Turner, and a bunch of others held a top secret meeting on philanthropy this month. [P6]
Nas has is asking a judge to deny Kelis' request for any spousal support, even though she's currently pregnant with his child. [TMZ]
• Simon Cowell's ex-girlfriend, TV host Terri Seymour, was assaulted by a crazed American Idol fan outside the finale on Tuesday night. [NYP, NYDN]
Tyra Banks was spotted kissing an "unidentified hunk in a business suit" on the corner of Spring and Lafayette. [P6]
• Michael Jackson is postponing the first four nights of his summer tour. [Us]
• Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr might be engaged. [People]
Alec Baldwin has issued an apology for joking about mail-order brides from the Philippines on David Letterman's show. [HuffPo]
• Sam Ronson and Lindsay may be getting back together. Again. [NYDN]
Star reports that Angelina Jolie supposedly has caught Brad Pitt talking to Jen Aniston on the phone in the middle of the night twice, and that it's "driving her crazy." [Star]
• Oprah Winfrey says there's "no truth" to rumors that James Frey has secretly recorded tapes of her phone conversations. [NYDN]
• Natalie Cole underwent kidney transplant surgery on Tuesday. [People]
Gossip Girl's Kelly Rutherford reportedly hired a private eye last week to spy on her ex-husband. [People]
• The tattoo on Hayden Panettiere's back is misspelled, just so you know. [JJ]
• Designer Allegra Hicks and husband Ashley Hicks have separated. [P6]
• Redmond O'Neal was transferred to a new facility yesterday, where he'll be undergoing "intensive drug treatment" for the next year. [People]
Ashley Olsen will be on the July cover of Hamptons magazine. [Fashionista]
• Swizz Beatz has asked a judge to seal the proceedings in his ongoing divorce case. [P6]
• The home of Slumdog Millionaire's Rubina Ali was bulldozed yesterday. [Sun]
• Avril Lavigne and husband Deryck Whibley might be splitting up, and Brandon Davis might somehow be involved. [NYDN]
• Spencer Pratt now has a rap song for sale on iTunes, and Heidi Montag is working on a bikini line with designer Ashley Paige. [Us, E!]