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Naomi Campbell pleads guilty in beating case

Supermodel Naomi Campbell has pleaded guilty in Toronto to beating her assistant while making a movie in Canada and, by prior legal agreement, has "expressed remorse" as punishment. Georgina Galanis, who worked for Campbell for nine days in 1998, said Campbell hit her in the head with a phone, punched her shoulder, grabbed her neck and shook her head.

Rosie's the host of choice

for Tony Awards show

Rosie O'Donnell is back as host of the Tony Awards, and Broadway is grateful. The talk show host will be at the helm of theater's annual gala, to be broadcast June 4 on CBS from the newly restored Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The audience for the Tonys increased by more than 4-million people, to 12.9-million viewers, when O'Donnell took over as host in 1997. The following year's show with O'Donnell drew 11.7-million viewers. Tony Award nominations will be announced May 8.

Letterman could return

to "Late Show' by Feb. 14

CBS late-night talk show host David Letterman could be back at work as soon as Valentine's Day, according to a report in the Washington Post. Letterman, who underwent emergency quintuple bypass surgery last month, was seen back in his office Monday sporting a full beard, according to the Post, which also reported that he called his doctor last week to see when he could start running again.

Britney Spears: no dates,

no implants, no prince

Britney Spears sets it all straight in next week's People magazine. She does not have breast implants. She is not dating anyone right now and that goes for 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake, too. And, yes, she's had contact with Prince William, but they won't do Valentine's Day together as rumored. "Like, I'm really going to get breast implants at 17?" comments the pop star. She credits perceived changes to natural development, a 15-pound weight gain and a fondness for push-up bras. As for Timberlake: "He is like family. His mom knows my mom." And Wils? Despite royal denials to the contrary, Spears said the two have traded e-mail, but she wouldn't say if they've met or plan to. "He's very cute and so sweet," she notes. "But people blow things out of proportion."

_ Times wire reports

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