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 reggis bush and kim kardashian split

While Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush cited their busy schedules as the reason for their recent break up, sources are saying not so fast!

Stripper/model/professional escort Carmen Ortega claims she has had a months-long affair with Bush, which included rendezvous in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Miami, and she is shopping her story -- complete with X-rated texts, phone messages, and a video of herself in Bush's house, to the highest bidder.

It has also been reported that Kanye West may have been the catalyst in the break up.  According to a source, Kardashian had been receiving racy text messages from the hip hop artist.

"Reggie saw text messages on Kim's phone from Kanye West and flipped out on her," the source told Fox411.

"They realized there were trust issues on both sides, and couldn't go forward," the source said.

More photos of Carmen Ortega below.

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 cory aquino dies

Corazon Aquino, better known as "Cory" Aquino, died at a hospital in Manila on Friday at the age of 76.

Aquino, who became the first female president of the Philippines in 1986, was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2008.

"Cory" Aquino became an icon of democracy when she assumed the presidency in the "People Power uprising," ending Ferdinand Marco's two-decade rule.

Aquino was reluctantly catapulted into politics after the 1983 assassination of her husband, Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr., who was a leading figure in the opposition of President Marcos.

Selected as Time magazine's Woman of the Year in 1986, Aquino was also nominated the same year to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, losing out to Elie Wiesel.

Aquino served as the 11th president of the Philippines from 1986-1992.

Following the end of her term, Aquino retired to private life. She led the PinoyME Foundation, a non-profit organization that assists microfinance institutions through the provision of loans. She also oversaw social welfare and scholarship assistance projects through the Benigno S. Aquino Foundation, and good governance advocacy through the EDSA People Power Commission, and the People Power People Movement.

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Actor Mark Wahlberg and his fiancee and long-time partner Rhea Durham were married at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 1 in an intimate 40 minute ceremony witnessed by 20 guests at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Beverly Hills.

The bride wore her hair loose and wavy and was dressed in a white strapless Marchesa dress with silver embroidery and Neil Lane diamond bracelet and earrings.  The groom was dressed in a black suit and silver tie.  The couple's daughter Ella served as their flower girl, carrying a basket.  The flowers were pink and purple roses.

They have been a couple since 2001 and have three children, Ella, 5, Michael, 3, and Brendan, 10-months.  According to the actor, "It's like we're married anyway, but I finally feel like we're ready to take the step and we'll have success."

Wahlberg, 38, was known as Marky Mark and became famous in his 1991 debut as a rap musician with the band Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.  The accomplished actor has several upcoming film premieres; The Lovely Bones is scheduled to release on December 11, 2009 and Date Night is slated to premiere in April 2010.

Durham is a model who has appeared on the covers of several major fashion magazines, including French Vogue, Italian Marie Claire, ELLE and walked the runway in the 2001 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

In a recent interview Dunham said she has dipped her toes back into modeling recently but is more focused on her children than her career at this point.  She said, "I love the traditions of family and home.  Babies, kids, holidays--that's what I'm good at."

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cash for clunkers

Just when things looked bleak for the short-lived Cash for Clunkers rebate program, the U.S. House of Representatives voted today to inject another $2 billion into the dwindling automobile trade-in bailout.

The program offers rebates to car owners who trade in their gas-guzzlers for more fuel efficient models.   The initial plan was funded with $1 billion.  Car dealers are reporting 250,000 car sales since the program went into effect on July 1, 2009, though claims were not processed until July 24.  When word spread yesterday that the program might be stopped, people flooded car dealerships to get in on the program before it ran out of funding.

Participants must trade in a vehicle that is less than 25 years old, get 18 or less MPG and the car must be registered and insured for the past year without a lapse.  Consumers will be given between $3,500 and $4,500 at the time they purchase their new vehicle, based upon the scrape value of the clunker - as determined by the dealership.

Cash for Clunkers, a program that was expected to last until November 1, has been a win-win for buyers, dealers and car companies.   The program is being administered by NHTSA - see cars.gov website.

Now it is up to the Senate to give the additional funding a thumbs up on Monday.

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jessica simpson in love

Jessica Simpson is "bummed" about her split from Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who dumped her the night before her 29th birthday.

"I think when Jessica gets into a relationship, she thinks she is going to marry him and have babies," a source told People magazine. "Every time she ends up with a boy, she is in the zone that it's leading to marriage and babies. That's how she's programmed."

"She's in love with love," said the source, also adding, "I guarantee when she was with John (Mayer) she thought she was going to marry John."

According to the source, "It's been tough for her.  Tony had his eyes on everyone but her towards the end."

Romo, 29,  has been romantically linked to 22-year-old Natalie Smith, the daughter of the associate athletic director at Romo’s alma mater, Eastern Illinois University.

The source went on to say that Simpson's closeness to her family took a toll on the relationship as well.  "They are extremely close and when you date her, you date her family."

Simpson is currently staying with her parents in their Encino home, and is taking some time to focus on herself.  She recently teamed up with VH1 for a new reality show, "The Price of Beauty."

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 gran caribe hotel cancun mexico

Five people were detained for stealing sand from the sea floor and pumping it onto the beach in front of the Gran Caribe Hotel in Cancun, Mexico.

The powder-white sand beach in front of the hotel was closed and ringed by crime-scene tape, guarded by gun-toting sailors on Thursday.

"Today we made the decision to close this stretch of ill-gotten, illegally accumulated sand," said Patricio Patron, Mexico's attorney general for environmental protection. "This hotel was telling its tourists: 'Come here, I have sand ... the other hotels don't, because I stole it.'"

$19 million has been spent by Mexico to replenish beaches eroded by Hurricane Wilma in 2005.  Much of the sand pumped from the sea floor has since washed away, leading some property owners to take matters into their own hands, building breakwaters in an attempt to retain sand, which often just shifts sand loss to beaches below the breakwaters.

In addition to illegally pumping the sand from the sea floor onto the beach, the Gran Caribe Real Hotel is also accused of building a breakwater that prevented the flow of sand onto other hotels' beaches.

No one at the hotel was available to comment on the sand stealing allegations.

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oprah bomb scare at harpo studios

Chicago Bomb and Arson investigators were summoned to Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Studios to investigate a suspicious dark-colored backpack with wire hanging out of it.

The backpack was found this morning around 6:00 a.m. in a flower bed outside the studio, according to News Affairs Officer JoAnn Taylor.   She reported that there were no injuries and the studio was not evacuated.

Police are characterizing the incident as a "false alarm".

See crime scene photo below.

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Funny man Seth Rogen and actress Katherine Heigl teamed up for the movie Knocked Up back in 2007.   The movie was well received by audiences and critics but Heigl pronounced the project sexist.

With the new movie Funny People hitting theaters today, Seth and producer Judd Apatow hit the Howard Stern radio show to do a little PR, and in the process they talked a bit about Katherine's negative attitude toward the earlier flick.

Heigl told Vanity Fair that it was hard to wrap her arms around a project that painted women as shrews while making the men lovable.

Rogen wasn't so nice in his response, "I gotta say it's not like we're the only people she said some batsh*t crazy things about.  That's kind of her bag now."

Apatow told Stern's listeners that, "Heigl was probably doing six hours of interviews and kissing everyone's a**, and then got tired and slipped a bit."

Check out the Funny People movie trailer here.  Listen to their Howard Stern radio interview below - Heigl comments begin at 7:15 on the slide.

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Newly single Jessica Simpson and VH1 have teamed up for a new TV show The Price of Beauty.  Jessica will travel the world and uncover the beauty secrets from all different cultures.

The real cost of Jessica's beauty has the bosses at VH1 shaking their heads.  Apparently the singer insists on using her own stylist, hairdresser and make-up artist at an upcharge of a whopping $25,000 per show.

A rep was contacted about this situation and stated that a budget was approved right from the get-go and "all parties were satisfied."

As for Jessica and Tony Romo's sudden breakup, be sure to check out photos of Natalie Smith, the woman who supposedly caused the split.

Photo:  WENN

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Eminem released a new track yesterday call The Warning.  In it, he revealed intimate details of his brief relationship with Mariah Carey before she met and married Nick Cannon.

This is just the latest in a back and forth game the two have been playing out through their music.  Mariah's latest video shows her as a male stalker who bears a striking resemblance to Eminem.

One line in The Warning said, "Oh gee, is that supposed to be me in the video with the goatee?"

We've included the audio below.  Warning: the explicit language may be offensive to some viewers.

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