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New book whips Whitney The New York Post’s Page Six reported an unauthorized biography of Whitney Houston will hit shelves and share insights on the diva’s true nature. Author James Robert Parish used volumes worth

New book whips Whitney

The New York Post’s Page Six reported an unauthorized biography of Whitney Houston will hit shelves and share insights on the diva’s true nature.

Author James Robert Parish used volumes worth of tabloid rumors as fodder to fill pages, discussing certain relationships and situations with anonymous sources close to the singer.

“Like Judy, Whitney possesses a huge reservoir of strength,” Parish compared Houston to stage legend Judy Garland. Parish plans to touch on the misdirection of Houston’s image by former Arista boss Clive Davis and her frighteningly liberating marriage to Bobby Brown.

The manuscript will bow to booksellers unauthorized by Houston or any subsequent management.

Dream scenario for Zellweger

After a Golden Globe winning turn in Chicago and a reported $15 million payday for next year’s Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, you’d think Renee Zellweger has it made.

WeightWatchers just put a fat-free cherry atop her cake. The International Movie Database said Zellweger has been offered $3.2 million to endorse the diet heavyweights while losing the 30 pounds she put on for Bridget.

That’s $110,000 per pound! I’m coming out of my box and shoving my face until someone pays me to lose weight. Damn you, Renee.

No notable Bennifer news!

But Dirt can still dig up something for you! Jen and Ben have been busy bees lately, avoiding rumors of eloping and building their respective empires.

Jen’s romance with Miramax keeps surging as she wraps Shall We Dance? with Richard Gere and prepares to hype Kevin Smith’s Jersey Girl in the new year with costar/fiancé Ben.

Meanwhile, Affleck, fresh off the Ang Lee thriller Paycheck with Kill Bill momma Uma Thurman, has signed on for yet another Jerry Bruckheimer flick entitled Glory Road. The flick will no doubt be about adversity, sex, character and car explosions.

Behind-the-scenes projects for the two include a View-type talk show on which J. Lo will occasionally appear and produce. She will give host reigns to lil’ sis and Style Network correspondent Lynda Lopez.

Ben has yet to confirm a third season of his reality-type movie-making HBO series Project Greenlight, conceived and buzzed with buddy Matt Damon.

Dirt Crumbs

International Movie Database reported defense attorneys calling Rosie O’Donnell an “uberbitch” in her pending publishing suit…

The Database also mentioned Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon splitting “amicably” from long-term baby-daddy/photog Danny Mozes…

E! Online named Scary Movie 3 the reigning supreme at box office for a second straight week with a $21 million take…


Matt Donnelly can be reached at mattdonn@temple.edu

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