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Is Vivica Fox leading the wave, or trying to calm down ex-boyfriend 50 Cent?
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updated 9/14/2005 2:49:14 AM ET 2005-09-14T06:49:14

Vivica Fox has some harsh words for her ex-sweetie, 50 Cent. She calls his way of dealing with their break-up “ghetto love.”

The press about the relationship lasted longer than the relationship itself, the “Missing” star told talk show host Tyra Banks, and she believes she was cast as the villain in the whole process.

“Why do you think the press does that?” Banks asked.

“No, it wasn’t the press — it was him!” Fox replied, according to a source familiar with the show, which airs Thursday. “He was like, ‘She’s exploiting me, she’s trying to use me to get publicity.’. . . . But, you know, I just considered that ghetto love.  It was his way of dealing with the break-up.”       

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Fox also said that she has 13 tattoos — and one on her arm that says “Strength, Courage & Wisdom” is due to 50 Cent: “After my break-up with 50 Cent, that was a song [India.Arie’s “Strength, Courage & Wisdom”] I listened to almost every day because I needed strength, courage, and wisdom to never let that happen to me again.”

The doctor is in
The heckler who cursed Vice-President Dick Cheney on live television has become a bit of a hero among foes of the Bush administration.

The man, who had just visited his hurricane-destroyed home at the time he told the veep to “Go [bleep] yourself Mr. Cheney,” has been identified as Dr. Ben Marble, a young emergency-room physician who plays in alternative rock bands.

He has been lauded on various Web sites and blogs, has set up his own Web site that discusses the incident, has been attempting to sell a tape of the incident on eBay, and even links to a line of “Go [Bleep] Yourself Mr. Cheney” merchandise —  including T-shirts, bumper stickers, coffee mugs, a baby bib, and a dog shirt, emblazoned with the now-infamous line.

“So we survived the worst disaster in the history of our nation,” Marble writes on his Web site, “Only to have a politician come to our neighborhood to try to score some brownie points after totally screwing up the rescue efforts????”

Notes from all over
Is Jamie-Lynn DiScala’s marriage on the rocks? The “Sopranos” star wed her manager A.J. DiScala two years ago, but she was without her wedding ring at a Fashion Week party at New York City’s Crobar Sept. 10 and was “dancing with every guy in sight,” according to the upcoming issue of Us magazine.  . . . Three days before Heidi Klum gave birth to a baby boy, she was spotted by a source loading up on “a truckload” of infant goodies at Petit Tresor, the Los Angeles baby store of choice among such famous expectant moms as Britney Spears. “The store is most often associated with celebrities, but a lot of Petit Tresor’s  merchandise was recently sent to help out the victims of Katrina,” says a source. “There are all these refugee mothers and tots in New Orleans with some pretty elegant, imported baby clothes.”  . . . Gwyneth Paltrow has taken some comfort in the thought that her dead dog might be in heaven, being walked by her late dad, Bruce Paltrow. “The day they had to put [the dog] to sleep — I was really upset — and someone said, ‘Oh, you know, Bruce is walking with him in heaven right now,’” she said, reports World Entertainment News Network. “I thought, ‘Wouldn’t that be great if that were true.’”

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