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Will Tom Cruise's legal team quash new book?

Hollywood insiders are wondering if Tom Cruise’s powerful legal team will quash a tell-all which makes some pretty shocking insinuations about the actor’s sex life.

Porn producer Paul Barresi is writing a book, “Pellicano’s Enforcer,” about how he allegedly helped incarcerated former private-eye-to-the-stars Anthony Pellicano protect celebs from negative stories.

In one chapter that’s been posted on an Internet site, Barresi tells how someone came to him trying to sell a story about Cruise — similar to the one that Cruise successfully sued porn star Kyle Bradford (a.k.a. Chad Slater) over — and Barresi details how Cruise’s team got the story killed.

Barresi neither proves nor disproves the claim, but Cruise, says a well-placed source, “cannot be happy with the story,’ adding, “It’s been a tough time for Cruise and my bet is that his lawyers are going to come out with both guns blazing — legally speaking of course.”

Cruise’s lawyer, Bert Fields, told the Scoop that the allegations made by Barresi are “utterly, one hundred percent false” and “we can prove it.” He adds, “If Mr. Barresi were to publish what we have seen on that Web site, I absolutely would recommend appropriate legal action against both Mr. Barresi and the publisher.” Fields also says that he’s “considering” steps to have the chapter removed from the Web site.

Richie's romance on the rocks?Nicole Richie has called it off with ex-sweetie Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein — this time for good. We think.

Richie grew annoyed with “constant” phone calls and text messages from Goldstein, a source told Us.

“Nicole just wants to move on, but he won’t let go,” the insider told the mag. “Nicole thinks it’s unhealthy for them to talk and hopes AM will finally just leave her alone.”

The source claims that Richie changed her cell and home phone numbers and told security guards to bar her ex from the building.

But a rep for Goldstein blasts the tale as “utterly ridiculous,” and a friend of Goldstein says, “If anything, it is the other way around. She’s the one who calls him, and he wants nothing to do with her. He is very happy not to be with her and is dating other girls.”

Notes from all overMadonna fans are saying that reports of against her Moscow concert were greatly exaggerated.   . . . Kevin Federline has been busy doing a new fitness program called Zumba, which is a Latin-dance inspired workout routine, says a source.  . . . Heath Ledger, who is playing the Joker in the upcoming Batman film “The Dark Knight” says he “actually hate[s] comic book movies, like [bleeping] hate them. They just bore me [blank]less and they’re just dumb.” But he agreed to play a villain in this one because, he told DarkHorizons “I thought what Chris Nolan did with Batman was actually really good, really well directed, and Christian Bale was really great in it.” His Joker is “going to be less about his laugh and his pranks and more about just him being a just a [bleeping] sinister guy.”

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