K-Fed: dancer, rapper — actor?
Britney Spears’ hubby is apparently a man of many talents who now wants to appear on the silver screen.
Kevin Federline is reportedly looking for financing for a movie that would star Kevin Federline as an aspiring rapper — much like Eminem’s flick “8 Mile.”
“Britney has heard that Federline is working on a script and trying to get funding for the film,” a source told the London Sun. “She is really upset. Britney fears Kevin just wants to promote himself at her expense to further his career.”
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Coulter accused of plagiarism
Ann Coulter enjoys being called a gadfly and rabble-rouser — but will she like the new label being slapped on her? The conservative pundit is being accused of possible plagiarism by a nemesis, who has outlined instances where Coulter apparently has used passages for her new book without attribution.
“Ann Coulter has a bad habit,” opines a blogger who calls himself the Rude Pundit. “And that habit, as mentioned before by the Rude Pundit. . . . is that she appears to like to copy whole sentences from other sources without putting them in as quotes or even citing where she might have ‘paraphrased’ from.”
For example: In Chapter 1 of her new book, “Godless,” Coulter writes: “The massive Dickey-Lincoln Dam, a $227 million hydroelectric project proposed on upper St. John River in Maine, was halted by the discovery of the Furbish lousewort, a plant previously believed to be extinct.”
A December 12, 1999 article in the Portland Press Herald of Maine had an article with this sentence: “The massive Dickey-Lincoln Dam, a $227 million hydroelectric project proposed on upper St. John River, is halted by the discovery of the Furbish lousewort, a plant believed to be extinct.”
The Rude Pundit cites another example from Coulter’s first chapter in which the author seems to have done a better job of paraphrasing a sentence from the History Channel, but then links to an earlier column he wrote about other apparent examples of similarities between phrases in Coulter’s columns and words that appeared elsewhere, particularly in The Flummery Digest, a now-defunct news digest that ridiculed political correctness.
Coulter’s publisher and agent didn’t return The Scoop’s calls for comment.
Notes from all over
What happened between Bill Cosby and Janice Dickinson? While the “America’s Top Model” host was out promoting her new book, “Check Please! Dating, Mating and Extricating,” shock jock Howard Stern asked about an incident in an earlier book in which she describes how Cosby supposedly tried to get her into his hotel room — but she turned him down. Dickinson claimed that her publishers made her tone down the scene, but asserted that Cosby is a “bad guy” who puts the moves on vulnerable women. “He doesn’t want to discuss it,” Cosby’s rep told The Scoop. . . . Michael Jackson still has a loyal following in Japan and recently visited a pachinko parlor in Shibuya. He played a Michael Jackson pachinko machine, according to CrissCross.com, and, shockingly, hit the jackpot. . . . “American Idol” first-season winner Kelly Clarkson told the ladies of “The View” last week that she hasn’t had a chance to watch the show that launched her to fame much this season. When asked what she thought of Taylor Hicks , this year’s winner, she looked somewhat puzzled and asked if was the guy with gray hair.
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