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To quote Chris Daughtry: It's not over.

While other famous couples are calling it quits, Tracey Edmonds is shooting down rumors that she and Eddie Murphy and have split up, telling People magazine the pair is actually "very happy."

Celebrity gossip rumors had surfaced this week that Murphy and Edmonds had broken up due to the stress of the paternity case between Murphy and his former girlfriend, Spice Girl Melanie Brown.

"I did hear about the false rumor. That is absolutely not true," Edmonds, a film producer who started dating Murphy last fall for some reason.

Edmonds, whose divorce from singer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds was finalized in June, said that "the paternity test had no impact on our relationship."

But perhaps it did on other relationships, considering the large number of celebrity break-ups this week. Kim Porter is no longer going out with Diddy.

Paul Sculfor has ditched Jennifer Aniston.

And Pete Doherty looks to be more into doing drugs than Kate Moss. But at least Tracey and Eddie can remind people that love still exists.

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Here's something far less shocking than the release of Harry Potter spoilers:

Results of the DNA test taken by Eddie Murphy on June 11 were reportedly received by Melanie Brown on Thursday. And, lo and behold, here's the father of her baby!

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"He's the baby's father, it's official. The baby is undoubtedly, 110 percent his," a source said and Access Hollywood reported regarding the Brown/Murphy saga. "There was no doubt in people's minds anyways, least of all [Brown's]. It wasn't a surprise to her. She knew all along."

The 32-year-old singer gave birth to Angel Iris Murphy Brown on April 3. On the birth certificate, Brown listed the child's last name as Murphy. The little one, like Dannielynn, should be happy to finally have a real papa now.

A rep for the complete and utter deadbeat father Murphy declined to comment on this latest report. But The Hollywood Gossip will speak up: Be a man like Larry Birkhead and take responsibility, Eddie.

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Is Eddie Murphy is the dad of former Spice Girl Melanie Brown's baby, Angel Iris Murphy Brown (really, that's her name)?

This paternity question hasn't attracted anywhere near the attention given to Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern (now Dannielynn Birkhead when Larry Birkhead was named the father), the adorable daughter of the late Anna Nicole Smith.

But it's still in question... for not much longer. Eddie Murphy, who Brown, 32, has always insisted is her child's father, is due to appear in an L.A. court on Monday to submit to a paternity test.

"Mel knows the baby is Eddie's and can't believe it has got to this point where she has to force him to acknowledge there is a chance he could be the father," a source tells The Sun.

The comedian, who is now with Tracey Edmonds, has so far refused to admit paternity of 2-month-old Angel Iris, born in April.

During an appearance last December on the Dutch talk show RTL Boulevard, Murphy, 46, was asked if he was happy with Mel "since she's pregnant with your child."

"You're being presumptuous because we're not together anymore," Murphy said. "And I don't know whose child that is, until it comes out and has a blood test. You shouldn't jump to conclusions, sir."

On a similar note, don't believe that Britney Spears and Lynne Spears have buried the hatchet just yet. Much as we are all praying this is the case, we must exercise temperance.

Murphy is reportedly supposed to be in London promoting Shrek The Third with costars Cameron Diaz and Mike Myers, but insiders doubt that he would skip out on the DNA test.

"If he tries to duck out of this test, there will be all hell to pay," says the source.

Melanie Brown (a.k.a. Mel B, a.k.a. Scary Spice) is also scheduled to attend the hearing.

If Murphy shows up, it will be the first time the former couple has come face to face since the Dreamgirls actor dumped her for Edmonds, a film producer, last year.

The source adds:

"At least this way they will know officially whether Eddie is the daddy or not and move on from there. This is about Angel knowing for sure who her dad is."

Or whether Brown can make serious bank off Murphy, who makes $20 million a picture. Even for films like Norbit. But that's neither here nor there.

All of a sudden, Victoria Beckham looks like one of the more sane Spice Girls. As much as we poke fun at her, there's no doubt those kids are the spawn of David Beckham.

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Eddie Murphy might know a lot about comedy.

But he could learn a thing or two dozen about being a father from Larry Birkhead.

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Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown, who gave birth to her daughter Angel Iris a month ago today, claims that not only does Murphy know that he's the dad of her baby, but the pregnancy was planned!

Last December, Murphy had the nerve to publicly deny that he fathered the child, telling a Dutch television station Brown had something in common with Anna Nicole Smith: "We don't know whose child it is until it comes out and has a blood test."

Now, Brown tells Extra that Murphy is refusing to take a paternity test.

"The crazy thing is, this baby was planned, and he knows it's his," Brown said. "This is what is mind-boggling."

"Be responsible. It's as simple as that," Melanie rightfully told her ex-boyfriend.

And you can't fault her for saying so. The comedian's behavior is stranger than how another former Spice Girl, Victoria Beckham, flaunts her giant boobs.

The baby was even born on the Murphy's birthday, prompting Brown to joke: "I think my child has a cosmic sense of humor."

Perhaps. But no way she's funnier than Ruby Sweetheart.

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Dannielynn may soon have company in the land of troubled tykes.

Despite the fact that Eddie Murphy has denied fathering her baby, former Spice Girl Melanie Brown has named her new daughter Angel Iris Murphy Brown... in honor of the comedian.

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"Melanie spent a while deciding on the baby's name," a friend of the singer tells People magazine. "It was inspired by a number of things."

On Tuesday - before meeting up with other Spice Girls - Brown, who lives in Los Angeles, explained the name in a brief statement released through her London reps.

"Angel, as she was my little angel through my pregnancy," she said. "Iris, as it's my grandma's name, Murphy because [Eddie Murphy] is the dad and Brown because I'm the mum!"

Angel Iris is the second child for the former Scary Spice. She has an 8-year-old daughter, Phoenix Chi, with her ex-husband, dancer Jimmy Gulzar.

In March, Murphy's new girlfriend, film producer Tracey Edmonds, told Chicago's Power 92 radio station of Murphy: "There'll be a paternity test and if it's his then he'll be responsible."

Once that takes place, we just hope Eddie takes the sort of action that Larry Birkhead has so notable followed through on.

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Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown welcomed a baby girl early Tuesday.

"The baby is completely healthy with a good head of hair," a rep for Brown said in a statement. "Mother and baby are now resting. No name has been decided on as yet and she is purely known as Baby Brown."

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Hey, that's a better name than most celebrity babies end up with.

Scary Spice, 31, was taken to Saint John's Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif., at around 5.30 Monday and the baby was born just after midnight Tuesday.

The new arrival - who weighed in at 5 lb., 4 oz. - joins 8-year-old sister Phoenix Chi, Brown's daughter with ex-husband Jimmy Gulzar.

The paternity of the new baby, however, is in question.

Brown has said that her ex-boyfriend, Eddie Murphy - who shares a birthday with the infant and turned 46 Tuesday - is the father. But he has disputed that claim.

"I don't know whose child that is until it comes out and has a blood test," Murphy said on a Dutch TV show (possibly the same one just frequented by Snoop Dogg) in December when asked about impending fatherhood.

"You shouldn't jump to conclusions, sir."

Brown later released a statement saying she was "upset and distressed" by Murphy's comments. In March, Murphy's new girlfriend, film producer Tracey Edmonds, told Chicago's Power 92 radio station of Murphy and Brown:

"Without me getting too deep into it, they had a quick relationship before I even got into that, before I got into a relationship with Eddie... So that's like their business that's going on. There'll be a paternity test and if it's his then he'll be responsible."

This paternity test battle comes just as Larry Birkhead and Howard K. Stern are embroiled in a similar fight over the rights to the late Anna Nicole Smith's baby daughter Dannielynn. Only they both want to be the dad.

Regardless of what happens with Melanie Brown's situation, The Gossip would like to welcome another beautiful celebrity baby. We're sure former Spice Girl and fellow new mom Emma Bunton shares that sentiment.

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They may not be as well-known as the Academy Awards, but the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards are sometimes more important to stars because they're honored by their own.

With that in mind, a few celebrities are particularly proud this morning.

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Take Eddie Murphy. The former Saturday Night Live veteran has seen his career take off once again thanks to a winning performance in Dreamgirls. We're sure new girlfriend, Tracey Edmonds, is happy for her man.

Also smiling broadly right about now? Jennifer Hudson. The former American Idol star won the award for Best Supporting Actress last night.

Another victory is slowly becoming America's favorite comedic actress - and her name doesn't hurt the cause. Yes, America Ferrera was considered the top actress in a comedy.

Among the winning speeches, Chandra Wilson from Grey's Anatomy had the funniest line.

She thanked her 10 co-stars seated in the theater in front of her ...

... as well as the "one in rehab," referring to the problems Isaiah Washington has encountered.

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Don't worry, Eddie Murphy, your sly way with the ladies is safe with us.

But you may wish to avoid every camera with a bulb if you actually want to keep your latest relationship on any sort of down low.

Eddie Murphy at Tower Heist Premiere

Seen here with his new squeeze, Tracey Edmonds, Murphy is attending the London premiere of Dreamgirls. He doesn't look like the sort of slime ball that would abandon a pregnant girlfriend and then publicly question the validity of his fatherhood. Does he?

Fortunately for the actor, a semi-tiff between Beyonce and Jennifer Hudson is dominating headlines around the movie.

Not that Eddie looks worried about that. Or anything. He's too busy being one cool dude.

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"Say what you will about me, and I'm not passing judgment, but when I had my daughter, I stayed home with her almost every night for the first year of her life."
- Courtney Love (pictured, with daughter Frances Bean Cobain), on Britney Spears' recent partying

"I did this TV show so I wouldn't have to do sh-tty parts in sh-tty movies, so I'm not going to start now. I'm not that desperate."
- Ellen Pompeo, on why she signed on for Grey's Anatomy

Orange You Glad She Came?

"We live in a violent world. We all know that violence is a recurring theme in history."
- Mel Gibson, on the gratuitous gore in Apocalypto

"Jude Law and I spoke on the telephone a lot before we started shooting going, 'Oh, my God, what if we don't make them laugh; they're going to fire us.' "
- Kate Winslet, starring in the romantic comedy The Holiday

"Tom is one of my best friends, and we are committed to one another and to one another's families. .. He wants the world to be better, and he's dedicated his life to it. I support anybody who wants to do that and loves people that much."
- Will Smith on his friendship with Tom Cruise

"Back in the old days in comedy clubs, you could do anything on stage...I'm not saying what [Michael Richards] said was cool, but in the old days, you would've never saw that on the news.
- Eddie Murphy on how comedy has changed

"I haven't gotten any creepy weirdos yet, though people do ask me, 'What's your favorite way of dying?'"
- Hayden Panettiere, on her newfound fame on NBC's Heroes

"She said my performance was like a religious experience… She said, 'I'm so proud of you.'"
- Jennifer Hudson, on Oprah's response to seeing her performance in Dreamgirls

"I feel there's a nasty connotation when you say 'tell-all.' That is not what I plan to do. It's not about calling people out or telling negative stories about people. It's how I see things."
- Tori Spelling, on her forthcoming memoir

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If only all pregnancies and births went as smoothly as those for Jayden James Federline.

This hasn't been the case for former Spice Girl Melanie Brown, however.

Mel B.

After a public break-up, the singer still insists ex-boyfriend Eddie Murphy is the father of the baby she's carrying and says she can't imagine why he would openly question the child's paternity.

"I am obviously upset and distressed at some of the comments made by Eddie Murphy to the media," Brown, who is in the second trimester of her pregnancy, said in the statement released Thursday. "I have no idea why anybody would want to conduct themselves in this kind of manner about such a personal matter in such a public way.

"My main concern is for the well being of my (seven-year-old) daughter Phoenix and of course the baby. I was astonished at what Eddie said â€" there is absolutely no question that Eddie is the father."

Brown only learned that her relationship with Murphy had ended when she landed in Los Angeles and received voicemails from friends telling her about the TV interview in which the comedian questioned the baby's father.

That seems almost as awkward as James Blunt being criticized by a puppet.

Meanwhile, that same night at the New York City premiere of his movie Dreamgirls, Murphy stepped out with his new girlfriend, Tracey Edmonds, a movie producer and the ex-wife of singer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds.

"This was extraordinarily brazen what he did," a friend of Brown with a good vocabulary said. "If he had fallen in love with somebody else, that would have been pretty bad anyway, but to then wheel her out in public for a deliberate photo op, when Melanie's pregnant! That's a rat, frankly."

Ouch. A rat. Between that and the use of "slut" by Bette Midler in reference to Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears, we're at least glad people aren't holding back their feelings these days.

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