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35868811-20133701.jpgJordin Sparks Fights Malaria: The American Idol winner goes to Africa. And she takes some old white guy with her.

35868439.jpgThe Latest In Celebrity Disguises? When giant sunglasses and fedoras just won’t do, why not try the trick Seal and Heidi Klum use: animal facepaint. Slap on an animal face and nobody will recognize you. Britney, may we suggest the Dodo?

35893228-21015304.jpgAnd Here We Thought All Valets In LA Were Brazilian: Omar Sharif was ordered to pay $318,190 to a Guatemalan valet attendant whom he punched in the face for refusing to accept a 20-euro note in 2005. Sharif allegedly also added insult to injury, calling the attendant a “stupid Mexican.” Who feels stupid now, Omar?

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