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Harry Potter and the older woman

When Daniel Radcliffe turned 18, he received access to his multi-million dollar “Harry Potter” fortune, and apparently, his first real girlfriend, reports the UK Daily Mail. Or should we say “woman” friend?
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When Daniel Radcliffe turned 18, he received access to his multi-million dollar “Harry Potter” fortune, and apparently, his first real girlfriend, reports the UK Daily Mail. Or should we say “woman” friend? According to the British newspaper, young Daniel’s keeping close company with 22-year-old Irish actress Laura O'Toole.

The two met while performing in the controversial play “Equus” in London earlier this year. Daniel received rave reviews as the troubled young man who, in a fit of madness (and nudity), blinds a stable of horses. Laura, understudy for the lead female role of “Jill,” only shared the stage once with Daniel — though the part called for her to bare all right along side Daniel, who was 17 at the time.

"Everyone in the cast of “Equus” got on terribly well but [Daniel and Laura] are closer in age than most of the other actors so it was no surprise they bonded," a source told the Daily Mail. "It is certainly a budding friendship,” another insider added. “They have become very close."

P.S. Plenty of American, age-inappropriate ladies will get to see Daniel in his altogether when he reprises his “Equus” role on Broadway, the BBC confirms.

Star Jones chews the fatAlways one to stay on point, Star Jones opened up on her Court TV show recently and shared her weight-loss wisdom with a fellow stomach stapler.

"Let the haters hate, girl, that's what they do,” Star advised in a quote reprinted on the Huffington Post. “If you wake up and you got 20 haters, be mad because you need 20 more."

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As HP reports, “Star (who was a size 24/26 and had to lose 160 pounds!) mostly wanted to react to the backlash she got from jealous, angry friends and urged her guest, a fellow gastric bypass patient, to seek counseling.”

"It hurts my feelings to think that people never came up to me and said, 'You don't need to gain any more weight,’” Star fumed, adding, “but they sure as heck will say, 'You don't need to lose any more.'"

President Bubba makes Rosie weak in the kneesIs Bill Clinton’s infamous sex appeal enough to make Rosie cross the street? One might be inspired to assume as much after her recent stand-up appearance at the New York Comedy Festival, as described by the New York Post’s Page Six.

After trashing Bill and his extracurricular office affairs in a comedy routine five years ago, Rosie received a note from Bubba, along with his phone number. Rosie called, and Bill answered.

"My knees got weak. I was like, 'Can I [bleep] you?'” she recalled. “No, I didn't say it, but I felt it — I was like, 'Whoa! Whoa!' And he said, 'I was at your show the other night, and I was sorry that you didn't come over and say hello to me. And I know that you're still harboring some hard feelings.'"

During the course of the conversation, Rosie said Bill not only apologize for his bad behavior, but for that of all men who ever hurt her. By the end of the conversation, Rosie said, “I'm hysterical crying." Now that’s good comedy!

Dish on the flyOld new romantics Duran Duran are attempting to bring their own sexy back with the help of Justin Timberlake and a not-so-subtle dig at JT’s ex, Britney Spears, observes The band’s wannabe comeback song, “Falling Down,” features JT’s background vocals. And just like the former ’N Syncer did with "Cry Me a River," DD’s accompanying video features a Britney lookalike, this time getting dragged away by the men in white coats. … While it’s hard to think of anything less appetizing than a double dinner date with horrible “Hills” hotties Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag, CosmoGIRL! and want you to bid on the opportunity to do just that — for charity! People reports that proceeds from the auction (which, when last reported, hit $240) will benefit the World Food Program.

Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Ree Hines and Helen A.S. Popkin.