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John Travolta calmly described in Bahamian court today how he helped a nanny perform CPR on his 16-year-old son Jett, whose death in January was not only tragic, but sparked an alleged $25 million extortion plot against the actor.

"Jeff [Kathrein], the other nanny, was doing compressions. I was doing the breathing," said the actor, whose son was in the bedroom of the family condo.

Paramedic Tarino Lightbourne, one of the first people to arrive when Jett Travolta died after suffering a seizure, and his lawyer, former Bahamian Sen. Pleasant Bridgewater, stand accused of conspiring to extort $25 million from Travolta.

In return for the money, the two allegedly would refrain from making public a document relating to Jett's treatment. The defendants pleaded not guilty.

The actor stood before the court during testimony, standard practice in the British legal system. At times he leaned foward on a podium when he spoke.

John Travolta testified that his son had a history of seizures and for the first time publicly said that his teenage son suffered from autism: "My son was autistic and suffered from seizure disorder every 5-10 days," Travolta said.

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John Travolta was forced to recall the worst day of his life under oath.

Police say that Jett was placed in an ambulance, while Lightbourn said John Travolta wanted his son taken directly to the airport instead of to a hospital.

A police investigator then testified that Travolta signed a form that released the paramedics from liability for not transporting the patient to a hospital.

At some point that morning, a decision was made to take Jett to the hospital.

Nonetheless, prosecutors allege that Lightbourn and Bridgewater threatened to release private information unless Travolta paid them $25 million.

In testimony, the two-time Oscar nominee recalled that Jett "would suffer a seizure that would last 45 seconds to a minute and sleep for 12 hours."

On the morning of his son's death, January 2, John Travolta said he was awakened and ran downstairs to find people already trying to save his son.

John arrived hand-in-hand with his wife Kelly Preston in the courtroom Wednesday, soft-spoken and calm during his testimony. Both were described as "graceful" by a courtroom observer, who added that the couple did not tear up.

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Grey's Anatomy actress Ellen Pompeo and her husband Chris Ivery welcomed their first child, a girl, the weekend before last, according to reports.

"Her name is Stella Luna Pompeo Ivery," her rep said.

Kendra and Son

Stella was born September 15 in Los Angeles.

Ellen Pompeo, 39, and Chris Ivery, 41, a music producer, tied the knot at a small ceremony in 2007 and announced they were expecting this April.

"It's a huge lifestyle change, and I take that very seriously," she said of motherhood. "Chris and I enjoy life so much. We go to Europe and sleep in."

"So, when I have the baby, I won't feel like we've missed having any fun, reckless times together, like staying up all night drinking champagne and having sex until five in the morning and not having to get up until two in the afternoon."

A little TMI there, but point well taken and agreed with.

Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery are now parents!

Grey's Anatomy co-star Jessica Capshaw thinks she'll do fine: "She is so on top of it, and she is so excited, and she is very sweet about it," Capshaw said.

"She is exactly the way that she should be about it, which is really excited and hopeful but at the same time really pragmatic and planning, doing research."

Congratulations to Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery, who was recently accused of cheating on his pregnant wife with a teenage Bostonian named Rachel Artz.

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Having broken up with Maksim Chmerkovskiy this summer, Karina Smirnoff is now free to flirt, go on dates and show off her naked body to pretty much anyone.

Case in point: the Dancing with the Stars professional in the latest in a long line of random celebrities to don her birthday suit in a PETA campaign against fur. (Season nine contestant Joanna Krupa has also bared it all for the same cause.)

Karina Smirnoff Nude

"I did wear fur, especially when I was growing up in the Ukraine," Smirnoff said, adding that she ceased sporting it when she watched footage of baby seals who were killed for their skins.

It's terrible "when we take advantage of an innocent animal that cannot defend herself," Karina said. "There are ways of being warm and being fashionable without being cruel."

That's true. There are also ways of getting this message across, PETA, without wasting millions on these ad campaigns. Perhaps you should actually save troubled animals with that cash instead.

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Just when you think OK! Magazine can't lower the bar any further, the fabled celebrity gossip supermarket tabloid establishes a new standard of hilarity.

According to this fine publication, Jennifer Aniston is pregnant! What great news!

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Too bad there's not a single fact that would remotely suggest this, nor is she even in a relationship. Besides, everyone knows she's going to die alone.

According to OK!, Jen has never hidden that her biological clock is ticking since she turned 40 in February. Understandable, as that's pretty near death.

“I feel [motherhood is] in my future and I’m on the verge of it in some way,” the Love Happens star said in recent months. “I want to have children."

Jen's "baby dream" is coming true. What that is? No one knows.

Becoming a parent has quickly become a high priority for the actress, who has scheduled several months off before starting her next project in 2010.

At least according to a celebrity gossip magazine that cites made-up sources who have surely never even spoken to her. They're made up, after all.

“Jen’s made no secret of the fact she wants to get pregnant,” says one such source. “Now, with nothing on her schedule for a while, she can finally relax and address priorities that matter most. Motherhood is at the top of her list."

“She wants to have a baby soon,” adds another Aniston insider.

Someone should probably tell her that. If she's not too busy picking out what to wear to the wedding of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, that is.

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The worldwide premiere of the film documenting the King of Pop's preparation for his comeback tour that he died before he could embark on, is set for October 27.

Follow this link to check out a leaked clip from the documentary.

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The This Is It film event will be supplemented by a new single from the late Michael Jackson, also entitled "This Is It," scheduled to be released on October 12.

A two-disc album by the same name will come out October 27.

Regarding the new single, "This song only defines, once again, what the world already knows - that Michael is one of God's greatest gifts," said John McClain, co-producer of the album and co-executor of the superstar's estate.

Michael Jackson rehearsing for the tour that wasn't.

The first disc will feature the original masters of Michael's greatest hits arranged in the same order as they appear in the film, ending with the new "This Is It."

The new song features the Jackson brothers on backing vocals.

Disc two offers unreleased versions of his classic tracks, including a spoken word poem from Michael entitled "Planet Earth." It also includes a 36-page commemorative booklet with exclusive pictures of his last rehearsal.

It's hard to blame the estate for trying to cash in on the overwhelming interest in and popularity of Michael Jackson's music in the wake of his tragic death, but at this rate, This Is It should be renamed "This Is Overkill."

Or maybe his fans want every second of it. You tell us.

Will you go see the MJ documentary, This Is It?

 

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In a new, wide-ranging interview with Us Weekly, Kourtney Kardashian opens up about a number of attention-seeking topics. She makes three noteworthy points:

  1. Pregnancy is awesome.
  2. So is morning sex.
  3. She and Scott Disick kept their distance this year in order to provide fodder for her reality TV shows.

Let's delve into each of these subjects in more depth.

First, Kourtney told E! News, during a photo shoot for the aforementioned magazine, that "I love being pregnant." Of course she does. Its provided her with more headlines than ever before.

Disick meanwhile, explained the birds and the bees to readers: "When I wake up, she always wants to have sex. That's how we got this way!"

It's true. Sex leads to pregnancy. So does an absence of birth control pills.

Knocked Up and Happy

Disick added: "I think she's gorgeous. I think her body's perfect, and there's no one in the world I care more about making happy. It's upsetting to me if I hurt her feelings. For me, she has pretty much everything."

So why did the couple break up for a few months? Why did they not even see each other during that time?

For reality show ratings, of course! Kourtney admits the distance from Scott caused her family, friends and fans to be suspicious of him. This made for great TV.

"That's what makes the show exciting," Kourtney said, referring to both Keeping Up With the Kardashians and Kourtney & Khloé Take Miami. "I get it, but it's hard on a relationship when people say things like, 'I hope you're never back with that Scott guy.'"

Such is the life of a reality TV star. Sometimes, you need to make up said reality in order to create more interesting storylines.

Other times, you need to get pregnant in order to remain relevent.

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Kevin Jonas is totally in love with Danielle Deleasa.

His brothers have welcomed her into their family with open arms.

However, the fiancee of this adorable boy band member might have a new cause for concern: according to In Touch Weekly sources, Jonas wants Deleasa to sign a pre-nuptial agreement.

“Kevin sees Danielle as his soulmate, and he’s very Christian, so he’s not big on divorce. Nonetheless, he has millions to protect, so he’s asked Danielle to sign a prenup," the insider said.

That's never a good sign for a marriage. Should Danielle sign the document? Would you?

Yes, Danielle Deleasa and Kevin Jonas are an adorable couple. But Kevin is taking steps against any possible gold digging down the line.

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In her new memoir, actress Mackenzie Phillips scandalously and disturbingly reveals that she had a 10-year affair with her father, musician John Phillips.

It's an outrageous claim, but likely (and sadly) not an untrue one.

Mackenzie's half-sister, Chynna Phillips, backs her up all the way.

Chynna, of the hit 90s group Wilson Phillips, shares her side of the sad tale, recalling how she once got a call from Mackenzie, now 49, in 1997.

This was 11 years after the affair had ended. Mackenzie Phillips spilled to Chynna, now 41, all about how their father had an affair with her.

"She said, 'I don't know why, but I just really felt the need to call you and tell you something that I think you need to know,'" Chynna Phillips said.

Chynna Phillips believes Mackenzie's story 100 percent.

"[Mackenzie] went on to tell me that she had had an incestuous relationship with our dad (of '60s band The Mamas and the Papas) for about 10 years."

When the affair began, John Phillips was married to his third wife, model Genevieve ­Waïte. Chynna's reaction, not surprisingly, was total shock.

"Somebody could have dropped a piano on my head and I probably wouldn't have felt it," the singer says in an interview with Us Weekly. "But I knew it was true. I mean, who in their right mind would make such a claim if it wasn't true?"

She says the news sent her into "a deep, deep sadness and depression."

In her book, High on Arrival, Mackenzie Phillips also claims she and her father did drugs together and that her father "shot me up for the first time."

Chynna confirms this as well: "They were both doing drugs together."

"After long nights of heroin use, she's claiming that she once woke up and that my father was on top of her having sex with her," Chynna said.

"Was he actually raping her? I don't know. Do I believe that they had an incestuous relationship and that it went on for 10 years? Yes."

Mackenzie Phillips and her father, Jon Phillips.

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We're kidding, of course. Jessica is not really suicidal.

Just the same, after reading this article, Papa Joe Simpson might want to take away her belts and shoelaces just to be extra cautious. It could get ugly.

Jessica and Her Bitch

If being needy and clingy and having a coyote devour her dog weren't bad enough, Jessica Simpson's ex-husband is back together with his ex-girlfriend.

Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo have been taking their PDA parade nationwide lately, hooking up in L.A., NYC and for the last three nights, Las Vegas!

On Saturday night, the two checked out singer Matt Goss' new show at the Palms Casino Resort, where Kim Kardashian even sang and danced on stage.

Nick and 'Nessa: Hottest couple ever? Quite possibly?

Not about to call it an early night, Nick and Vanessa were later seen partying and dancing until the wee hours with Wilmer Valderrama at nightclub LAX.

On Sunday, they watched the New York Giants battle with the Dallas Cowboys (they of Jessica's other ex Tony Romo) at First Food & Bar in the Palazzo.

They obviously liked First Food & Bar. They returned last night to watch Monday Night Football and dine on Grandma's Pizza and ice cream sandwiches.

Wow, back-to-back nights at a sports bar? Vanessa Minnillo sounds like the coolest, most laid-back chick ever. Quite a contrast from pathetic Jessica.

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Jon Gosselin's girlfriend and alleged "soul mate" Hailey Glassman went under the knife for breast augmentation surgery on September 16, Star magazine reports.

Which basically means it didn't happen, but what are you gonna do.

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"Hailey's been very self-conscious about her breasts," a supposed friend, who's apparently not a very good friend, told Star. "She didn't like the way they looked."

Hailey Glassman, 22, was seen walking out of Natural Images in Plastic Surgery in Nyack, N.Y. She was with her mom Lauren, and dad, Dr. Lawrence Glassman (who was Kate Gosselin's surgeon, but not involved in Hailey's non-operation).

Dr. Glassman performed a tummy tuck on Kate, back when Jon was still married to the grating harpy who birthed eight humans. Jon then began dating Hailey about 15 seconds after filing for divorce from Kate earlier this year.

Hailey Glassman before she (allegedly) got a boob job.

While we reiterate that this story is likely total crap, a Star reporter claims to have seen Hailey post-surgery, looking disoriented and walking very slowly.

No word on whether said reporter's name is Kate Major.

Jon Gosselin "fully supported her decision" to have the surgery, reports the celebrity gossip rag. Hey, you gotta back your soul mate up on these things.

Especially if your soul mate wants bigger boobs. Yee-haw!

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