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J. Lo leaves tabloid Star-struck

Looking for the dirt on J.Lo’s wedding?

You won’t find it in the Star, according to one source. The usually-feisty supermarket tab has an agreement with the diva that it won’t print anything about her without her okay, according to the insider.

The arrangement came about after the Star ran a widely-publicized alleged interview with Lopez after she broke up with Ben Affleck. It turned out that the reporter, mob boss daughter Victoria Gotti, never actually spoke with Lopez. The singer threatened to sue the tab, reports the source, and agreed not to when the tab’s reps agreed not to print anything about her without Lopez’s approval.

“Can you believe it?” fumed the source. “J.Lo is just about the hottest tabloid target in the country, but [the Star] can’t go after her.”

Lopez’s reps didn’t return calls for comment. A spokesman for the tab, however, flatly denied the story. “That would be impossible,” the rep told the Scoop. “It would make us lose our journalistic integrity. We want to be credible. That’s our whole thing.”

She must be a slow learner

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NEW YORK - APRIL 23: (FILE PHOTO) (U.S. TABS OUT) Actress Lindsay Lohan appears on stage during MTV's Total Request Live at the MTV Times Square Studios April 23, 2004 in New York City. Lohan's father, Michael Lohan, was arrested on June 3, 2004 for assaulting a guest at a party. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)

Lindsay Lohan has been sounding like a mean girl lately.

The hot young star has been upsetting some advocates for the mentally disabled by using the word “retarded” as an insult.

When asked about rumors she’d had breast implants, for example, Lindsay replied, “That’s retarded.” And, referring to reports that she was feuding with Hilary Duff, Linsay said, “It’s retarded.”

The Arc, a group that advocates the rights of people with mental disabilities, is so concerned about Lohan’s language that they’re writing her a letter. “I’m going to drop her a little note to let her know that, like it or not, as a role model, she has influence over a lot of young people and the way they talk and think,” Arc spokesman Chris Privett told the Scoop. He says he sent a similar letter to Britney Spears after she used the offending word backstage once. “I think someone like Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears and, frankly the majority of people who toss that word around if they’re ordering a glass of water, don’t understand the impact of that word. There are millions of people out there who, when they hear that word, it’s like a dagger in the heart.”

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