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Michael Jackson not done with lawyers yet

Vindicated pop star may sue documentary maker Martin Bashir. Jeanette Walls delivers The Scoop
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Will Michael Jackson now become the plaintiff?

Now that the singer has been cleared of all the child molestation charges against him, the word is that he will proceed with a lawsuit against the documentary maker whose footage started the whole case. Martin Bashir’s interviews, broadcast in the UK and in the U.S., caught Jackson on camera admitting that he shared his bed with boys. Jackson is “expected” to sue both Bashir and the U.K. network that did the program, according to This Is London, because they “had broken a promise to allow the star to vet the program.” Although some Jackson watchers believe that he just wants the whole mess behind him, others say it’s a necessary step if he wants to completely clear his name.

Bashir’s office wouldn’t comment on the report and Jackson’s rep couldn’t be reached for comment.

No Tara Reid

NEW YORK - MAY 19: Actress and singer Lindsay Lohan attends Valentino Fragrance Launch Party For \" Valentino V\" on May 19, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Lindsay LohanDesiree Navarro / Getty Images North America

Lindsay Lohan has a peculiar defense for her partying ways: at least she’s not like Tara Reid.

While promoting her new flick, “Herbie: Fully Loaded,” Lohan told reporters, “I'm a very honest person and, I feel like I'm very sincere and I don't take anything for granted. I feel blessed, lucky, appreciative and I'm thankful, not some crazy Tara Reid-esque party animal. I wanna be in this for the long run."

And, despite her run-ins with the tabloid press, Lohan admits that her kid sister is a fan of it. “My sister’s 11 and she buys the tabloids,” Lohan told Canada’s National Post. “My sister loves [being photographed by the paparazzi]. She pokes her head out the window and smiles for the cameras.”

Notes from all over

Actor Christian Bale poses for a photograph in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Saturday, June 4, 2005. Bale stars in the new film \"Batman Begins.\" (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)Kevork Djansezian / AP

Some Christian Bale fans are wondering why the British born actor is keeping his American “Batman” accent while doing interviews to promote the film. Apparently, he wants to stay in character — although the accent is easy for him because he has spent so much time in the U.S. ... Leonardo DiCaprio is denying buzz that he’ll star in a sequel to “The Aviator.” Howard Hughes’ later life was just too dark and grim, he says. ... Alan Cumming isn’t upset that Bryan Singer won’t be directing the third “X-Men” flick. The director was lured away from the project, but the actor who played Nightcrawler in the comic-book inspired film told the Vancouver Sun, “No, I’m not disappointed. I can’t deny it. I think he’s really talented. I’m very proud of [“X-Men 2”]. I think it’s a great film. I didn’t enjoy working with him.”

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