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THE DAILY DISH

Good time at camp ...
Classically trained pop singer Josh Groban, who performs at Six Flags Darien Lake tonight, took time out from his North American tour Monday to visit with teen campers at the Michigan music camp he credits for starting his career.

Recalling the music heard everywhere when he first arrived at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in 1997, Groban, now 23, said "It was like, 'I've found a home.'" He said the camp "opened up my eyes to so many things I wanted to learn, needed to learn. It became so crystal-clear where I wanted to devote my energy." Groban's two albums have sold more than 5 million copies. Hundreds of delighted teen campers also got tips from Groban. "Stay grounded and work as hard as humanly possible -- and listen to your teachers," he told them.

A busy boy ...
Britney Spears' fiance is a father for a second time.

Kevin Federline's ex-girlfriend, actress Shar Jackson, delivered their baby Tuesday at an Orange County, Calif., hospital, Jackson's manager told People magazine. Federline, a 26-year-old dancer, and Jackson, 27, who appeared on the UPN series "Moesha," have a 2-year-old daughter.

Federline and Spears, 22, announced their engagement in June but have not yet set a date. Spears has told People she plans to meet Federline's children and would like children of her own someday. "I definitely want to have some kids," she said. "I see myself with four or five."

Boat for boasting ...

Brad Pitt has bought wife Jennifer Aniston a piece of Hollywood history -- the yacht once owned by Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, reports Hellomagazine.com.

Burton paid some $150,000 for the 165-foot Kalizma -- named for children Kate, Liza and Marie -- in 1967 to congratulate Liz on her Oscar for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

Pitt reportedly paid $5.5 million for the luxury liner which features an antique-furnished dining-room, four-poster beds and art by Picasso, Monet and van Gogh.

Rumor denied ...
As Michael Jackson awaits trial on child molestation charges, two celebrity magazines are reporting that a surrogate mom is carrying quadruplets sired by the embattled 45-year-old pop star.

But just like the guy who denies paternity in Jackson's 1984 hit "Billie Jean," Jacko said he's not the brood's daddy. "It's not true and we're not going to comment further on stories of this nature," Jackson's longtime lawyer Brian Oxman told the New York Daily News Tuesday.

Citing anonymous sources, the National Enquirer and US Weekly reported that an unnamed surrogate mother is carrying quadruplets fathered by Jackson.

Jackson's first two children, Prince Michael, 7, and Paris, 6, were delivered by ex-wife Debbie Rowe, a former aide to the singer's dermatologist. The youngest, 2-year-old Prince Michael 2nd, was delivered by a surrogate mother whose identity has never been revealed.

Headed for home ...
After six weeks at a treatment facility, Mary-Kate Olsen is "doing well" and her fans can "expect her to return home soon," her publicist, Michael Pagnotta, said Tuesday.

The actress has been reported to be battling an eating disorder. People magazine said Tuesday that Mary-Kate will be released this weekend, return home to her family and begin preparing for college in the fall. Mary-Kate, and twin sister, Ashley, turned 18 in June. They plan to attend New York University in the fall.

A tight fit ...
Halle Berry counts the skintight catsuit she had to wear for "Catwoman" as the "true highlight" of making the movie, reports IMDB.com.

"It was empowering," the Oscar-winning actress said. Fans hoping to get their hands on the outfit are in for a disappointment. Berry is keeping the suit "mainly because I didn't want it to end up on eBay," she said.

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