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April 6, 2007

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More than 1,000 Jackson family items to be auctioned

Las Vegas - More than 1,100 Jackson family items are set for auction in Las Vegas next month, but a representative for Michael Jackson says the pop star is considering legal action to stop the sale.

"Mr. Jackson was not aware and he is extremely upset that his memorabilia was included amongst the memorabilia that is being auctioned off," said spokeswoman Raymone K. Bain.

The Jacksons Auction is scheduled for May 30 and 31 at the Hard Rock hotel resort.

Guernsey's auction house said items include Michael Jackson's gold record for his "Thriller" album, handwritten lyrics for The Jackson Five hit "ABC" and a "Victory Tour" program signed by Jackson family members.

Michael Jackson, 48, has been living in Las Vegas while he evaluates proposals for a comeback after his 2005 acquittal in California on child molestation charges.

Johansson mum on reported fling with Justin Timberlake

New York - Did Scarlett Johansson have a fling with Justin Timberlake? She's not saying.

"We live in a world today where if two people are single - and one's a guy and one's a girl and they're both famous - you're going to be linked with somebody," the 22-year-old actress tells Seventeen magazine's May issue, on newsstands Tuesday.

"If it's somebody one week, it's going to be somebody else the next week. It's either me or Jessica Biel," Johansson says with a laugh.

Timberlake, a former member of boy band 'N Sync, and "Charlie's Angels" actress Cameron Diaz - who had been dating since 2003 - confirmed their split in January. Timberlake's high-profile relationship with Britney Spears ended in 2002.

Johansson, who broke up with Josh Hartnett last fall, says she's not focused on finding another boyfriend.

What does Johansson, whose screen credits include "Lost in Translation," "Girl With a Pearl Earring" and "Match Point," like most about herself?

"Other than my ability to do the running man (dance) and the fact that I can sing all the words to Salt-N-Pepa songs? I think it's that I find beauty in unusual things, like hanging your head out the window or sitting on a fire escape."

Clooney takes break from set for lemonade, pays $20

Tobaccoville, N.C. - A group of kids on spring break thought setting up a lemonade stand near George Clooney's movie set might be a good business move. They were right.

The star paid $20 for his lemonade, which 10-year-old Carter, 6-year-old Chandler and 5-year-old Chase Fontaine were selling for 25 cents.

Clooney made his way over to the lemonade stand Wednesday afternoon after shooting scenes for "Leatherheads," a movie about the early days of professional football that he is directing and acting in.

The boys' mother, Courtney Fontaine, offered Clooney the lemonade for free. He had posed for pictures with her and some other women.

But Clooney, 45, insisted on paying, sending someone over with a $20 bill. Chandler enjoyed telling people afterward that Clooney's representative didn't want any change.

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