Brown Rumors Old News: Manager's Dad
Plus, reality acts fight over Jacko, and more
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 11, 2009 11:56 AM CDT

(Newser) – Two British reality talent-show acts nearly came to blows in their competition to open for Michael Jackson’s London shows, the Mirror reports. It may be a moot point, the New York Post adds—so far, no one is willing to insure the July concerts. Elsewhere:

  • The father of Chris Brown’s manager called reports of his daughter as the mystery texter “old rumors,” E! notes.

  • Angelina Jolie is on an extreme diet in an effort to look more like a man for her new film—and it’s making her cranky, Bang Showbiz reports.
  • Amy Winehouse has gained three sizes since her healthful vacation, writes the Mirror, but according to the Sun, she’s decided she would give up music to get her estranged hubby back.
  • How did Spitzer call girl Ashley Dupre survive the last year? Yoga, the Post says, a practice she credits with “saving her life.” And, yes, she’s still working on that album and a book.