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THEDAILY DISH......

The J.Lo down...

The hottest buzz circulating in Hollywood is about Jennifer Lopez's recent gab fest with Vibe magazine during which she dished about some of her past loves.

According to MSN, she had the harshest words for Sean "P. Diddy" Combs. J.Lo claims she was a vulnerable mess of a girl when she hooked up with Puff Daddy and admits the rocky relationship made her act out in sometimes crazy ways.

"It was the first time I was with someone who wasn't faithful," she told Vibe. "I was in this relationship with Puff where I was totally crying, crazy and going nuts, it really took my whole life in a tailspin."

But when asked about rumors that she would hunt the P. man down and pound on hotel doors in search of his cheatin' heart, J.Lo's memory was more selective.

"I can't remember right now, but I won't say it didn't happen. I never caught him, but I just knew. He'd say he was going to a club for a couple of hours and then never come back that night . . . I had to think, do I want to be home with kids in 10 years wondering where somebody is at three in the morning?"

Shock and awe...

Lisa Marie Presley goes to great lengths to shock and amaze in next month's issue of Playboy.

According Annanova.com and MSN.com, Elvis' little girl claims that husband Michael Jackson left a lot to be desired in the intimacy department.

In an internet preview of her interview, Presley reveals some pretty juicy tidbits, including some thoughts about her voracious appetites that might explain why she and Jacko couldn't make a go of it. She says that while Jackson might not be "sexually seductive, there is something riveting about him."

She also says that when Nicolas Cage threw her diamond ring in the water, he replaced it two days later with a bigger one.

Baby beatle...

It's getting better all the time, indeed. Former Beatle Paul McCartney, 60, and wife Heather Mills, 34, are expecting their first baby later this year.

The couple released a statement Wednesday confirming they were "delighted with this happy news." No official due date was given.

McCartney and Mills married at an Irish castle in June. The "cute one" has three children from his 29-year marriage to Linda McCartney, who died of breast cancer in 1998, and one step-daughter from his marriage to Linda Eastman. It is Mill's first child.

The baby is expected to be born some time this year, but no official due date was provided.

Earlier this year, Mills said in a television interview that her chances of conceiving were slim since she'd suffered from cancer and two ectopic pregnancies.

"The whole family is delighted with the news," said Sir Paul's brother, Mike McCartney. "It will bring a breath of life to the McCartney family. Us McCartneys are very good at being dads."

Male call...

Kirstie Alley is eager to take the plunge -- again.

"I would like to be married again," said Alley, 52, whose starring role on "Cheers" has been overshadowed lately by her over-the-top Pier One Imports commercials. "I love marriage. I love monogamy."

Her specs for Hubby No. 3:

"I can't have a conservative, and he can't be on psychotropic drugs," she told the Washington Post. "I want him to be from 40 to 50 years old. Actually, he can be from 40 to 60. He has to be very funny, very smart, and a children's rights activist. I would like it if he was married before, but single now. And I'd like somebody who has had children. But I don't want him to be a psychiatrist."

Teacher cuts...

The pink slips are flying at another David E. Kelley drama. The uberproducer -- who last week fired seven stars from "The Practice" -- has dismissed four freshman actors from Fox's "Boston Public," reports TV Guide Online.

On the expulsion list next season are faculty newbies Joey McIntyre, Jon Abrahams, Cara DeLizia and China Shavers. The actors all became regulars last year, the series' fourth season.

Also MIA at Winslow High next season will be former "American Idol" finalist Tamyra Gray, who wrapped her guest stint on the series with the May 12 finale.

The gritty high school drama moves from Monday nights to Fridays at 9 p.m. in the fall.

A source close to Kelley insists "there's no drama" associated with the axings and made reference to several former faculty members, including Jessalyn Gilsig and Rashida Jones, who left last season. The changes were also downplayed by a Fox spokesperson, who said, "At the end of every season, the executive producers review cast members and determine which characters have run their course. This is simply the case with Boston Public."

Ripped from the headlines...

Winona Ryder's travails have become the inspiration for art -- for a high school play, at least.

A group of San Diego high school students have created a musical based on the 31-year-old actress' recent shoplifting trial. Point Loma High School's "Sticky Fingers: A Tale of Saks, Lies and Videotape" satirizes the trial last fall in which the Oscar-nominated actress was convicted of taking about $6,000 worth of items from Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills.

The musical follows a missile-factory employee and tango dancer who has a fateful meeting with her idol, Ryder, at Saks. The department store donated shopping bags for the set.

Ryder was invited to see the show, which opens this week, but the school hasn't received a response.

The production is the culmination of a year's worth of work by several dozen students and is directed by teacher Larry Zeiger, who plays piano for the show and stars as CNN interviewer Larry King.

"We're inspired by the old Mickey Rooney-Judy Garland, 'Hey, let's put on a show,' kind of spirit," said the literature, film and drama teacher, who has taught at the San Diego school for 29 years.

Caffeine, STAT!...

Since being chosen to play a fourth-year medical student on "ER," Parminder Nagra has had to adjust to the NBC drama's workload.

"It's quite fast-paced," she tells TV Guide for its May 31 issue.

Nagra, the 27-year-old British actress who starred in the sleeper hit "Bend it Like Beckham," will make her "ER" debut in the fall.

"It's happening very, very quickly. I only met (executive producer) John Wells a month and a half ago," Nagra said.

Nagra is of Indian descent, which Wells said would help the show reflect a reality it has missed so far.

"There are a number of Indian and Pakistani students who've been in U.S. medical school and staffing urban hospitals, and we haven't really shown it," he said.

From News and wire services sources

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