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AGUILERA TALKS ABOUT ABUSE

Published Sep. 23, 2009

Christina Aguilera opens up about her abusive father in a new documentary for E!, saying she channeled her frustration into her music. That would explain that whole Dirrty phase. "I witnessed a lot of unpleasant things - a lot of pushing and shoving and fighting and quarrelling," she said. "Growing up, I did not feel safe. Feeling powerless is the worst feeling in the world. I turned to singing as an outlet. The pain at home is where my love for music came from." Her mother, Shelly Kearns, recalled one day finding a 4-year-old Christina with blood dripping from her chin: "I scooped her up and said, 'Oh, my God. What's wrong?' She told me, 'Daddy wanted to take a nap, and I made too much noise.'" Shelly left Fausto Aguilera and took Christina and her sister, Rachel, to live with Shelly's mother. Christina hasn't seen her father much since, although he has begged for forgiveness. "I let him back into my life briefly, but I soon realized that he is not necessary in my life," Christina said.

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Even Anna's pharmacists knew

A Los Angeles pharmacist told Anna Nicole Smith's internist that the drugs prescribed by the doctor a mere five days after her son, Daniel, died amounted to "pharmaceutical suicide," the Los Angeles Times reports. In fact, Anna Nicole's doctors - psychiatrist Khristine Eroshevich and internist Sandeep Kapoor - were warned about her prescriptions by three pharmacists, unsealed court documents show. The first pharmacist refused to fill the prescriptions (for two sedatives, 300 tablets of methadone, a muscle relaxer, an anti-inflammatory drug and four bottles of a strong painkiller) and recalled thinking, "They are going to kill her with this." The unsealed affidavits are part of an investigation into the doctors' roles in Anna Nicole's OD death in 2007. Is this not salacious enough for you? Court papers filed last week say both docs crossed professional lines by having sexual contact with Anna Nicole, which gives both of them something in common with her boyfriend Howard K. Stern, who faces a preliminary hearing next month with the docs for allegedly conspiring to illegally provide her with controlled substances.

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K-Fat on 'Fit Club' soon?

Kevin Federline may have packed on the pounds recently, but the ever-enterprising K-Overfed is simply going to use the situation as a chance to make some dough. If he doesn't eat it first. Federline is joining the next season of Celebrity Fit Club on VH-1. Yes, he's joining the ranks of folks such as Dustin Diamond, Biz Markie and Willie Aames. A TMZ employee saw Kev waddle onto the set of the show, so we're assuming he didn't stop by for the craft service. Of course, his less-famous baby mama, Shar Jackson, is on the show, so that would explain a lot. We'd still like to see him take off the pounds with Bobby Brown and Nicole Eggert, though.

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Amanda returns to 'Melrose'

Amanda will be back on Melrose Place, as the CW announced Tuesday that Heather Locklear will officially be joining the cast. And just in time for November sweeps, conveniently. "We're ecstatic to have the chance to bring Amanda Woodward back to Melrose Place," executive producers Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer told Us. She will be joining original Melrose cast mates Laura Leighton, Thomas Calabro, Josie Bisset and Daphne Zuniga in the new version. Heather was apparently "surprised at how much she liked it," a source told the mag.

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