With current depressing stories such as the killing spree of Chris Benoit and well, the life of Britney Spears, we're happy to focus on this positive piece of celebrity news:

Melinda Doolittle, this year's third-place finisher on American Idol, landed in Zambia Thursday for a four-day charitable excursion to help distribute bed nets provided through donations raised during the April 24-25 Idol Gives Back telethon.

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Kristy Swanson says the past 18 months have been more stressful than a typical day in the celebrity gossip headlights for Lily Allen.

First there was her scandalous romance with her Skating with Celebrities partner, Lloyd Eisler, which began when his then-wife, Marcia O'Brien, was eight months pregnant. It was a romance on par with Britney Spears and Kevin Federline when Shar Jackson was still knocked up.

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Federal drug agents raided the office of a doctor who prescribed testosterone to Chris Benoit.

The raid at Dr. Phil Astin's office in Carrollton began Wednesday night and concluded early Thursday, said agent Chuvalo Truesdell, a spokesman for the Drug Enforcement Administration. The search warrant had been obtained in connection with the Chris Benoit investigation, he said. No arrests were made.

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Okay, so she doesn't make trips to the bathroom to "freshen up" in mid-interview, talk about self-mutilation, threaten to beat Blake Fielder-Civil's ass, then proceed to carve his name into her stomach with a shard of glass.

But an interview with Lily Allen is still nothing to sneeze at.

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