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Fans want to wash Omarosaright  out of their hair

Reality-TV fans have a message for Clairol: Fire Omarosa!

On heels of the news that the hair-care company is considering featuring her in commercials for Herbal Essence, Omarosa haters are bombarding the company with calls and e-mails, as well as organizing a boycott of Clairol products.

“It has been evident that this person is manipulative and deceitful, and [it] reflects poorly on the Clairol Company to employ such a despicable character,” noted a typical posting in a TV chat room. “I will no longer buy their products, and will encourage family, friends and colleagues to not purchase their products, as well.”

On the emotions were running high. “If the Omarosa path is one Clairol wishes to go down, there are so many other ‘love to hate’ people,” one poster wrote. “What about Hitler? Imelda Marcos? Ted Bundy? (VERY nice hair!)”

Clairol is taking the threats seriously. Helene Leslie, spokeswoman for the company, told The Scoop. “We are concerned about the proposed boycott of our products and are currently looking into the situation.”

Streisand sale

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**FILE** Barbra Streisand is shown at the Human Rights Campaign Annual Gala where she was honored with the Humanitarian Award. The event was held at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, Calif., in this March 6, 2004 file photo. Streisand's 60th album, ``The Movie Album,'' has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, her publicist announced Friday, April 16, 2004. (AP Photo/Tammie Arroyo, File)

People who need Barbra are the luckiest people. More than 400 items owned by superstar Barbra Streisand are being sold off at an auction in June.

The “Her Name is Barbra” auction will include such goodies as the infamous negligee the diva wore in “The Owl and the Pussycat” as well as the dress she wore in her TV special “My Name is Barbra.”

The auction will be held in West Hollywood and will be handled by Julien Entertainment.

Notes from all over

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Actress Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman was always cagey about her rumored relationship with Lenny Kravitz, but now Kravitz has written a song about it. The tune “Lady” on Kravitz’s forthcoming CD is about his romance with the star, according to Hello magazine. “Unfortunately, as you probably know because the media followed the relationship so closely, the story didn’t end as happily as it does in the song,” Kravitz said. “The reality wasn’t quite as romantic, but this liaison was still a first-class inspiration.”   . . . Former “Growing Pains” star Kirk Cameron is looking to convert fans to Christianity on his .  . . . Inheriting millions from her elderly late hubby isn’t the only means Anna Nicole Smith has to raise money. Smith is among the B-list celebs available for answering machines .  For a mere $2.95, subscribers get to let callers hear breathy, vaguely suggestive messages left by the zaftig ex-Guess model.

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