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Actress Zhang Ziyi is demanding an apology from media outlets that reported she was paid millions to carry on a sexual relationship with Chinese politician Bo Xilai.

Ziyi is now the target of a government investigation based on her links to the scandal-tainted Xilai, according to reports, and she is far from pleased about it.

"We read this outrageous report in the [Hong Kong newspaper] Apple Daily," her publicist said. "It sent chills down our spines and has left us with deep sadness."

Zhang Ziyi Picture

The Hong Kong paper reportedly picked up on a story that originated on Boxun (dot) com, a Chinese-language site operated here in the United States.

Per various media reports, Boxun alleged that a billionaire pal of Bo's introduced him to Zhang and that, since 2007, he has paid her millions of dollars for sex.

It said the Memoirs of a Geisha star has pocketed $100 million from liaisons with multiple high-ranking, deep-pocketed government officials over 10 years.

None of the sites quoted any sources on the record.

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National pride? Disgrace? Somewhere in the middle?

A photo of two servicewomen breastfeeding their children while in uniform has gone viral and added a new layer to the ongoing debate over nursing in public.

It's probably safe to say the Time Magazine breastfeeding cover went over quite well with Mom2Mom, a breastfeeding support group for military mothers.

In a series of tasteful professional photos showing beaming moms nursing kids, one jumps out for obvious reasons: the photo of two servicewomen below ...

Military Moms Breastfeeding

"A lot of people are saying it's a disgrace to the uniform. They're comparing it to urinating and defecating [while in uniform]," says Crystal Scott, a military spouse living at Fairchild AFB outside Spokane, Wash., who started Mom2Mom in January.

"It's extremely upsetting. Defecating in public is illegal. Breastfeeding is not."

It was Scott's idea to ask photographer Brynja Sigurdardottir to take the photos and create posters for National Breastfeeding Awareness Month in August.

One of the moms photographed in uniform, Terran Echegoyen-McCabe, breastfeeds her 10-month-old twin girls on her lunch breaks during drill weekends.

"I have breast-fed in our lobby, in my car, in the park ... and I pump, usually in the locker room," says the proud member of the Air National Guard."

"I'm proud to be wearing a uniform while breastfeeding. I hope [the photo] encourages other women to know they can, whether they're active duty, guard or civilian."

She said she's surprised by the reaction to the photos, which also feature her friend Christina Luna, because it never occurred to her it would cause a stir.

"There isn't a policy saying we can or cannot breastfeed in uniform," Echegoyen-McCabe says. "I think we do need to be able to breastfeed in uniform and be protected."

What do you think? Should they be allowed to?

 

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Ray J continues to feel the affects of Whitney Houston's death. This time in the wallet, however, as opposed to the heart.

Indeed, the man who made Kim Kardashian famous has been sued by stylist Marc Littlejohn because he allegedly hired Ray J to wear his clothing for a Grammy-related event on February 10. The problem?

Kim Kardashian Sex Tape Co-Star

Those items were supposedly left in the hotel room where Houston died and, according to the lawsuit, have been missing since the day this singer passed away.

Littlejohn is therefore suing Ray J for the cost of the clothing ($2,880) and demanding either the cash amount or the duds themselves. He's had no luck so far in either case when reaching out to the artist or his mother.

[Photo: WENN.com]

UPDATE: What do you know?!? Ray J apparently found the items just after this lawsuit was filed. He has handed them over.

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Gonna focus on the important stuff. the music.

So Justin Bieber Tweeted yesterday, following news breaking that the singer has been accused of battery by a paparazzi member who claims Bieber sent him to the hospital via a physical parking lot altercation outside a mall on Sunday.

Unfortunately for Justin, however, authorities aren't ready to alter their focus just yet.

Mike Tyson and Justin Bieber

This isn't the ideal time for a photo of Justin Bieber and Mike Tyson to hit the Internet.

Sources confirm to TMZ that the alleged incident will, indeed, be referred to the Los Angeles County District Attorney for possible criminal prosecution.

Police have requested an interview with Bieber, who is currently in Norway, and the investigation is not yet complete. It's also not unusual for cops to refer any high-profile case to prosecutors.

If somehow convicted, Bieber could face six months in prison. For now, though, let's focus on the music, as Justin has requested, shall we?

Listen to his latest single, "Die in Your Arms," now!

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Timothy Busfield's movie date gone awry resulted in a complaint by a woman who said he groped her, and is now going to the L.A. City Attorney.

That office will determine whether to charge the actor, best known for The West Wing, thirtysomething and Revenge of the Nerds, with a crime.

A woman accused Busfield of groping her during a date at a Thousand Oaks movie theater. She went to the police, who have been investigating.

Timothy Busfield Pic

Detectives want to interview Busfield about what happened that night, after which they will send the case file over to the L.A. City Attorney.

Busfield doesn't have to oblige, but either way the case is going to prosecutors.

The good news for Busfield is that the case won't be referred to the L.A. County D.A., who could file felony charges with prison on the line.

The City Attorney can only file misdemeanor charges, and the maximum penalty, which he'd almost certainly not get, is six months in jail.

[Photo: WENN.com]

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Flavor Flav needs to cough up $111,186 in child support payments to the mother of three of his seven kids or face jail time, news sources say.

“It was declared a willful violation,” an official said of his failure to pay child support ... which can't be good. He faces up to 180 days behind bars.

The rapper didn't show up for a hearing last week, so an Albany, N.Y. magistrate recommended his driver's license and passport be revoked.

Flav

While Flav, 53, is required to pony up $837.72 a week to baby-mama Angie Parker for child support ... he clearly hasn't done so in some time.

This isn't the first time the outspoken, likely insane rapper has slipped up on child support payments. Parker sued Flav in 2010 for $63,458.

Before his second career as a ridiculous VH1 reality show star, Flav was a member of Public Enemy. He served 90 days in jail in 1993 for shooting at his neighbor.

The Flavor of Love star and House of Flavor restaurant owner is due back in court June 19 to answer the charges ... we'll see if he shows.

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Chris Hayes, a political commentator on MSNBC, has created quite a stir - on Memorial Day of all days - for remarks he made yesterday in regard to the designation of military personnel as "heroes."

The journalist said he feels "uncomfortable" throwing that word about because it is "so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war." In other words: How can we refer to someone as heroic if we disagree with the cause for which he or she died?

It certainly seems like an odd way to make a point about war. Surely we can differentiate between policy and the troops carrying out that policy in the name of a country they love, can't we? Watch the clip and form your own opinion.

Should Chris Hayes apologize for these comments?

 

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Justin Bieber has been accused of battery against a celebrity gossip photographer. But questions have already risen over the legitimacy of this allegation.

Justin Bieber in California

Here is what the paparazzi member claims in a police report: he tried to take Justin's picture around noon yesterday outside a mall in Calabasas called The Commons.

Bieber, who was accompanied by Selena Gomez, reacted in anger, some kind of physical confrontation took place and the photographer was taken to the hospital after complaining of upper torso pain.

Here is what actually went down according to witnesses who spoke to TMZ: The photographer was blocking Bieber's car; the singer asked him to move; and a scuffle did ensue when the "journalist" refused to do so.

But an attorney then approached the photographer and explained how he could get a lot of money if he called and ambulance and pressed charges.

No word yet from anyone in Justin's camp, while authorities are hoping to speak to Bieber and Gomez some time this week.

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Lady Gaga is so terrified that Islamic terrorists might attack her and/or her mega-concert in Indonesia, she cancelled the upcoming show, her reps confirmed.

Gaga's management team announced today there were major security concerns regarding the June 3 gig in Jakarta, the nation's capital city.

Extremists were calling to ban Gaga, fearing that her risque costumes, song lyrics and embrace of homosexuality would corrupt Muslim youths.

Lady Ga Ga Picture

The Indonesian Council of Ulema chairman, Cholil Ridwan, fervently urged a boycott, saying Gaga "intends to destroy the nation's morality."

Security concerns for the concert skyrocketed from such beliefs, so much so the Jakarta police refused to issue the star's tour a permit.

This in spite of the fact that 52,000 tickets had already been sold.

Given the current lack of permit, and the rising security threats, Gaga's team threw in the towel and decided to officially cancel today.

Gaga then released a statement Sunday via Twitter saying, "I'm so very sorry to the fans and just as devastated as you if not more."

"You are everything to me. I promise I will try to put together something special for you. My love for Indonesia has only grown."

The 26-year-old has courted controversy everywhere in Asia.

South Korean critics also called for a boycott; She sang in the Philippines amid death threats, and most recently performed and shopped for a fake Rolex in Bangkok.

[Photo: Fame/Flynet]

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New York Knicks player and possible Rihanna boyfriend J.R. Smith was busted in Miami Beach late Thursday. There was a bench warrant out for his arrest.

Miami Beach police said Smith was arrested on a bench warrant for not having a valid driver’s license after a routine traffic stop and search for his name.

Details were not immediately available on what led police to stop Smith about 8:30 p.m., but he joins our celebrity mug shots gallery with this one:

JR Smith Mug Shot

Hernandez said that J.R. (real name Earl Joseph Smith) was taken to the Miami-Dade County jail, where officials said he bonded out early Friday.

Smith has played seven years in the NBA and averages 12.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and at least two dozen ridiculous tattoos per game.

Yes, that's a Young Money logo on his neck. His neck.

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