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Room to dance ...

Bristol Palin has bought a five-bedroom home in Pinal County south of Phoenix.

Paperwork shows the recent "Dancing With the Stars" diva and daughter of Sarah Palin is the sole purchaser of the house in the town of Maricopa. She bought it for $172,000 from a North Dakota couple.

It's not clear if Bristol Palin will be a seasonal visitor or permanent resident at the home, in a development called Cobblestone Farms.

The Arizona Republic reports the 3,900-square-foot home was built in 2006 and was bought for a little under $330,000 at the time. It has 2 1/2 baths and a three-car garage.

Bristol Palin, 20, closed on the home in early December, buying it from Michael and Cynthia Smith, according to paperwork filed with the Pinal County Recorder's Office.

"I'm not sure why she wanted to buy that home, but we are real happy for her," Michael Smith told The Republic.


Public ending ...

Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson have made their breakup official by filing for divorce in Los Angeles.

Court records show the actors each filed divorce paperwork Thursday, citing irreconcilable differences.

The pair announced the breakup on Dec. 14, the same date they listed in court filings as their separation date.

The 26-year-old actress and 34-year-old actor were married in September 2008. The couple kept their courtship and nuptials private, releasing few details about their wedding and rarely appearing in public together.


Celebrity birthdays ...

Sunday: "America's Most Wanted" host John Walsh is 65. Drummer Lars Ulrich of Metallica is 47. Singer James Mercer of The Shins is 40. Actor Jared Leto is 39. Singer Chris Daughtry is 31.

Monday: Actor Wilson Cruz ("My So-Called Life") is 37. Actress Emilie de Ravin is 29. Singer Hayley Williams of Paramore is 22.

Tuesday: Comic book creator Stan Lee is 88. Actor Denzel Washington is 56. Actress Sienna Miller is 29. "American Idol" runner-up David Archuleta is 20.

Wednesday: Actress Mary Tyler Moore is 74. Singer Marianne Faithfull is 64. Singer Dexter Holland of The Offspring is 45.

Thursday: Singer Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary is 73. Singer Mike Nesmith of The Monkees is 68. Singer Davy Jones of The Monkees is 65. Singer-actor Tyrese is 32. Actress Eliza Dushku ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Tru Calling") is 30. Actress Kristin Kreuk ("Smallville") is 28.

Friday: Actor Anthony Hopkins is 73. Actor Val Kilmer is 51.

Next Saturday: Singer-guitarist Country Joe McDonald of Country Joe and the Fish is 69.

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