Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston have called off their second engagement after he told her he may have fathered a baby with another girl. The other girl was not identified, but a pregnant ex-girlfriend of Johnston has publicly denied he is the father. Palin, the 19-year-old daughter of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, told People magazine that Johnston told her about the baby on July 14, the day the couple had announced their engagement. Bristol Palin and Johnston have a toddler son together, Tripp. Palin said the “final straw’’ was when Johnston told her he was going to Hollywood to see a hunting show, but actually went there to star in a music video mocking her family. Palin had said that she didn’t have her mother’s full support over reconnecting with Johnston, 20.
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‘The View’ of ObamaPresident Obama’s visit has set a standard for “The View.’’ Obama’s appearance with a convalescing Barbara Walters and her cohosts reached 6.6 million viewers last week, the biggest audience ever for a show that’s been on the air since 1997, the Nielsen Co. said. It was believed to be the first time a sitting president has visited a daytime talk show. Walters, who is recuperating from heart surgery, came in to appear with the president. Obama was indirectly responsible for the previous record for “The View,’’ when 6.2 million people watched the day after he was elected president in 2008.
No decision on judges“American Idol’’ host Ryan Seacrest says it could be weeks before the guessing game over the show’s new judges comes to an end. At auditions for the Fox TV singing contest yesterday in East Rutherford, N.J., Seacrest said he didn’t know how big the revamped panel will turn out to be. “American Idol’’ started with three judges and then expanded to four. Two openings have been created by the departures of Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres, with Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez reportedly front-runners for the chairs.
After the fall“He’s a stand-up guy, he’s good looking and he has a good heart.” — Former “Bachelorette” DeAnna Pappas, talking to Usmagazine.com about Cape Cod’s Chris Lambton, who was the runner-up on Monday’s finale.
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