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Julianne Hough and Adam Carolla perform on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars" on April 8, 2008.
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Julianne Hough Selling Shoes For Charity

Now, a lucky fan can walk in two-time "Dancing with the Stars" winner Julianne Hough's shoes, literally.

Hough has donated a pair of scuffed size-six bronze dance heels that she wore on this season's show to be auctioned off for charity.

The shoes are autographed.

Proceeds from the auction benefit Clothes Off Our Back's charities for children. The high bid so far is $500. Bidding continues for another 16 days.


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The winning bidder also gets an autographed copy of Hough's debut country CD and one-year supply of Dr. Scholl's For Her products.

Other "Dancing with the Stars" celebrities taking part in the auction include, Scary Spice. She's donated a pair of leopard heels.

Judge Carrie Ann Inaba has also donated a pair of heels, as has host Samantha Harris.

Jordin Sparks Forced To Miss Beginning Of Alicia Keys Tour

2"American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks is calling off performances for the rest of the month because of vocal problems.

Her spokeswoman, Wendy Washington of 19/Jive Records, says Sparks is temporarily withdrawing from her support slot on Alicia Keys' tour, which opened this past weekend in Hampton, Virginia.

Washington says Sparks is expected to rejoin Keys' tour in May.

A statement from Sparks' label says she is on vocal rest and is expected to make a full recovery.

It says, "Sparks has been going nonstop over the past two years and now she's going through the normal course of learning how to manage and care for her voice."

Sandra Bullock Unhurt After Car Is Hit By Alleged Drunk Driver

3Sandra Bullock, her husband and their driver are very, very lucky.

Police say they're OK after being hit head-on by a drunk driver.
Bullock and Jesse James were being driven in an SUV Friday night when a station wagon crossed the center line and hit them.

Both vehicles were totaled, but no one was hurt.


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Both had been traveling 15 to 20 miles per hour.

Police say the woman who was driving the station wagon had a blood-alcohol level of .20, more than twice the legal limit. And, police say Bullock was "gracious" and concerned if that woman was doing OK.

Bullock is in Massachusetts filming a romantic comedy called "The Proposal."

Eddie Izzard Eyes Possible Career In European Politics

4British comedian Eddie Izzard, whose acting career is taking off, is eyeing yet another possible career as a politician.

Izzard, who plays Wayne Malloy in FX's "The Riches" and who just finished shooting "Valkyrie," starring Tom Cruise, told Newsweek he sees himself getting into European politics at some point.

"We've got to make it work in Europe," the cross-dressing comedian, 46, told the magazine for its issue hitting newsstands Monday. "People are very worried about sovereignty and the loss of sovereignty. I think the stakes are if we don't make the European Union work, then the world is screwed. End of story."


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Izzard, who's lending his voice to the upcoming film "Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian," said he enjoyed working on "Valkyrie."

The film stars Cruise as Col. Claus Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg, the aristocratic army officer executed after a failed attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1944.

Izzard's standup comedy act, "Stripped," is set to begin April 28 in Boston.

Jury Dismisses Lawsuit Against Kid Rock

5A Michigan jury has dismissed a lawsuit against Kid Rock brought by a woman who claimed he'd roughed her up.

The incident allegedly happened last year outside Rock's recording studio.

A jury of four men and three women was selected, opening arguments were made and testimony started Friday in Oakland County Circuit Court in Pontiac.


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Kelly Ann Kozlowski of Novi sued Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie, following the March 8, 2007 incident.

Authorities in suburban Detroit investigated her claims, but no charges were brought.

Kozlowski's emotional distress lawsuit was seeking $25,000 in damages.

Her lawyer says she'll appeal.

Allman Brothers Cancel Annual Beacon Shows In NYC

The Allman Brothers Band has canceled its annual run of performances at the Beacon Theatre as founding member Gregg Allman continues to recover from hepatitis C.

The band had been scheduled to play 15 sold-out shows at the Beacon, an annual run of concerts that draws people from all over the country who pay several hundred dollars for tickets to see the blues-rock legends.

The band usually plays in March but previously said it was postponing those shows until the fall while Allman recovered from hepatitis C, a blood-borne disease that can lead to cirrhosis of the liver or liver cancer.

On Friday, the Allman Brothers Band announced on its Web site that the shows would be rescheduled for early 2009, the 40th anniversary of its founding.

"New York's a second home to us," Allman, 60, said in a statement. "We love playing there and are as disappointed as anybody not to be able to get there this time."

Zsa Zsa Gabor's Husband Has To Pay For Hitting Photographer

Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband has to pay a photographer about $4,500 in damages for busting open his lip.

The photog, Dick Smeten, says Frederic Von Anhalt angrily approached and began punching him while he tried to snap pictures in May 2005.

Von Anhalt tells The Associated Press he'd been taking his wife to the hairdresser and was trying to get her out of his car and into her wheelchair when the photographer approached.