This Week: Celebrity Spring Fever

Ah, springtime! It's a time for new beginnings, brisk spring cleaning and budding romance. Let's see which celebrities have a case of spring fever this week.

George Clooney couldn't resist a fresh squeezed glass of lemonade on a nice April day, served from a roadside stand by three little kids in North Carolina. The going price was 25 cents a cup, but the generous star gave the budding entrepreneurs $20.

An auction house is doing some spring cleaning by holding an auction of memorabilia once belonging to Michael Jackson and other members of his family. The Gloved One is "upset" and may try to stop the sale, his publicist says.

Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal look like they've caught a little bit of spring fever. Sources tell both Us and People that the two actors are taking it slow as they nurture their growing relationship.

Perhaps the beauty of spring will provide some inspiration for songwriters competing in the new "American Idol" songwriter's competition. The winning song will be performed on the season's finale in May.

Photos: Celebrity Baby News
Whitney Houston will be turning over a new leaf on April 24, when her divorce from Bobby Brown becomes final. She'll get full custody of the couple's teenage daughter after she's finished weeding her husband of 14 years out of her life.

The charges against L.A. fashion designer Anand Jon Alexander, just keep growing. He pleaded not guilty Wednesday to 33 felonies and misdemeanors involving assaults against as many as a dozen women and girls.

New York's annual springtime tradition, The Tribeca Film Festival, will be that much more green this year when Al Gore shows up to host the opening night festivities. The former vice president and Oscar-winner will introduce a series of short films about global warming presented by the Save Our Selves (SOS) campaign.

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Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown renewed the cycle of life Monday when she gave birth to a baby girl. The 31-year-old singer drove herself to the hospital when contractions began at her home.

It was only an April Fool's prank, but Keith Richards must have liked it when he got people to believe he actually snorted some of his father's ashes. Richards has been called a freak of nature for surviving his hard-partying lifestyle, but thankfully he's not that freaky.
By Judy Faber