Rocker not Kidding about Anna Nicole spat

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By By Jeannette Walls

Looks like E! Entertainment is defying legal threats to bring us the truth about Anna Nicole Smith and Kid Rock.

The "Anna Nicole Show" filmed footage of the rocker getting into an obscenity-laden little spat with the zaftig reality-show host while they were both at the Kentucky Derby. The F-word and middle fingers were used in the exchange.

“Kid’s people were really upset that it was all caught on film and told Anna Nicole’s people that they’d better not use it or Kid would sue their pants off,” says an insider. “Anna’s people said, ‘Too bad. It was in a public venue.’ But Kid’s people were furious and they weren’t backing off.”

The disputed exchange was broadcast over the weekend, though our insider says that “the actual sequence was edited around a bit so it’s not quite the way it all happened, but it was pretty close.”

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A spokesman for E! says the network has not heard from Kid’s people and neither his spokesman nor Smith’s returned calls for comment.

Booking it

Former President's Clinton and Bush, wearing sun glasses in the bright afternoon sun, smile to the crowd before the start of the dedication of the World War II Memorial in Washington Saturday, May 29, 2004. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)Ron Edmonds / AP

What were Bill Clinton and George H. Bush talking about at the World War II Memorial dedication? Clinton’s book. And Bush said it was too long.

The two sat next to each other at the ceremony, and the 41st president was spotted playfully nudging Clinton.

According to an insider, they were discussing Clinton’s memoirs.

“It had recently been revealed how long the book was going to be,” says a source. “So Bush was joking that it was too long, and he was only going to read the first half and his son would read the second half. And they could fill each other in.”

Notes from all over

David Bowie performs at the 2nd annual Audi and Conde Nast Publications "Never Follow" campaign which honored his achievements in music, Monday, May 3, 2004, in New York. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)Louis Lanzano / AP

Will “Fight Club” become a Broadway musical? Apparently, there are talks to bring the grim Chuck Palahniuk novel - which was turned into a film starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton — to the stage. Set to music. “It’s still in the discussion stage,” Palahniuk’s rep tells The Scoop. . . . David Bowie was impaled with a lollipop while in concert in Norway, . A staffer successfully dislodged the offending sweet.  . . .Nicole Kidman says she wants another child. And the Oscar-winning “Stepford Wives” star also claims she’s not “terribly successful.” “At some stage I would love to have another child,” Kidman told “I would love to settle into a relationship that’s really important to me and I actually am not good at the balance at that.  . . .  “I don’t see myself as terribly powerful or successful.”

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