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The Public Affair Is Over

5/18/2007 12:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jessica Simpson & John MayerIt appears that the epic romance of Jessica Simpson and John Mayer has run its course. Please ... contain your surprise.

As first reported by Perez Hilton, Jess and John have indeed split. TMZ cameras caught a solo Mayer at NYC hotspot Stereo last night, looking just fine on his own. Get in line ladies, he's single again.

As for the reason for the, er, bustup, a rep for John refused to comment on the Grammy winner's personal life and a rep for Jess could not be reached.

Could it be because he's on the Time 100 Most Influential list having conversations with presidential hopeful John Edwards while she's pushing her hair extensions? Hmmm...

Some things just weren't meant to last.

John Mayer: Click to watch Jessica Simpson Gallery: Click to launch photos

Stylist Sues Oprah's "Color," Claims It's Too White


A former stylist and dresser for Oprah Winfrey's "The Color Purple" is suing the Broadway show -- produced and presented by the media queen herself -- after she was fired, she says, for daring to suggest that there weren't enough people of color working for the show.
Oprah and the color purple
TMZ has just obtained a lawsuit filed by Shawnique Hill in a Manhattan federal court. She alleges that during her employment she raised the issue with one of the bosses that, "while the talent employed onstage was a cast of African American actors ... the crew hired backstage was Caucasian with the exception of three persons of color." What's more, she claims that her direct supervisor -- a Caucasian -- addressed her as "sister" and "girlfriend," which offended Hill, who is black.

frumpy oprah gallery: click to launch photosHill claims the production retaliated against her for the comment, harassing her, and ultimately firing her. Hill seeks unspecified damages. Oprah was not individually named in the suit.

UPDATE: A rep for "The Color Purple" tells TMZ, "We can confirm it is in litigation. We are confident there has been no violation of law.








Lil' Brit's Lil' Secret: I Led Lil' KISS Army!


TMZ has learned that Terra Jole (aka Mini Britney Spears) has a gigantic showbiz history, and Britney isn't the only big star that the wee powerhouse has impersonated.
Terra Jole, Jeff Beacher, Beacher's Madhouse
Jole was formerly with the band Mini Kiss ... playing a little version of Gene Simmons in a KISS-mocking rock band. The band had quite a cult following, with regular performances at Jeff Beacher's Madhouse at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, which is relaunching on May 26. Mini KISS has also performed opposite a band owned by Beacher, Tiny KISS. Jeff's a leader in big, little entertainment. You just can't get enough little KISSes!

The petite pop doppelganger diva-ette also had a small role in "Austin Powers 3." Now a huge sensation as Mini Britney, Terra is originally from San Antonio and has been performing since she was a little girl.

What's Going on with Britney's Head?!


Britney Spears' hairiffic blonde extensions have made yet another hair-rowing appearance on the pop star's head. Despite two days of hard work, Brit's head is just a mess.
Britney's Hair Extensions
Yesterday, TMZ showed you pictorial evidence of Brit's inch-long real hair, and the long extensions that an Orange County stylist had to work for hours to get just right. By the look of things, she's going to need that touch-up, STAT! Yesterday, a stylist revealed exclusively to TMZ that she worked for two days straight just to get the blonde pieces attached to those one-inch stubs of hair.

Meanwhile, we spotted Britney leaving the Millennium Dance Studio yesterday clad in a black number -- not the canary yellow piece she went in with. Perhaps some time with a mirror examining those extensions put the starlet in a black mood.

Britney's junk food addiction gallery: Click to launch photos Britney at the dance studio: Click to watch

Reese's Estranged Hubby Wants.....


Ryan Phillippe has fired his shot off the bow in his divorce with Reese Witherspoon.

TMZ has obtained court documents, filed this week in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Phillippe wants to make a clean break from the marriage. Reese and Ryan gallery: Click to launch photosHe is not asking for spousal or child support. All he wants is joint custody of the two kids.

Witherspoon filed divorce papers last November, citing irreconcilable difference. She asked for joint custody, and also asked the judge to block any attempt on Phillippe's part to get spousal support. Reese also wanted "exclusive use of the family residence."

TMZ first reported that the former couple did not sign a pre-nup, which means their assets acquired during the marriage will be divided even-steven.

Party Favors: Prince Harry: No Iraq, No Clubbing ... Cameron's Angel Returns for "Mindfreak" ... Pacino and DeNiro Team Up Again


Prince Harry is being held back from serving in Iraq, and now he's being banned from another place he really wants to go -- bars and clubs. Royal and military officers have told Harry to lay off the boozing and carousing while his Army unit is in Iraq, report the British tabs. ... "Postmodern Houdini" Criss Angel -- recently spotted cavorting with Cameron Diaz in Las Vegas -- will also be working his particular brand of magic on his A&E series "Mindfreak," starting June 5. One of his crazy tricks: making a Lamborghini disappear at high speed. ... Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro take their acting partnership to places other than a mere cup of coffee in a diner for "Righteous Kill," a thriller due next year. The pair, who have starred together in two films -- but haven't shared scenes save 6 minutes in 1994's "Heat" -- will purportedly be on-screen together for much of the movie.

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Cathy    

I think Jessica Simpson made a huge mistake in divorcing Nick. Nick is a down to earth fellow who values family and a pretty much simple life whereas Jessica went nuts and got star-struck. She got caught up in the hype and the dream and forgot what was real. Now, I don't know what went on behind closed doors but I'm willing to bet that she's often regretted her break-up with Nick. She will soon find that there's not much out there. When a person finds true-love, they'd better stick with it. But, I chalk it up to youth. I hope she find what she's looking for. It seems that Nick has.

2525 days ago
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Mandi    

Kudos to Shawnique Hill. It's taken amost a decade but someone needed to expose Oprah's dirty little secret.

2525 days ago
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KISS FAN 1    

Just to let you know, Terra Jole is made up like Paul Stanley not Gene Simmons. Major fubar.

2525 days ago
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pierpointwindsor    

How gullible can people be? Pretty damn gullible if we are to believe the support for his royal high ass Harry W. While rois have served, the publicity surrounding this particular PR stunt is a dead giveaway. Had Harry ever really been intended to go, there would never in a million pounds have been any pre-announcement. He would only have succeeded at entering Iraq under extreme covert operations, even that most likely only for a very short time. After his return the papers and media could have used the release that he had been there and returned safely.
The extreme circumstances of having a royal in the midst of war would have put impossible strain on the troops around him. You can bet that the enemy is very interested in getting their hands on a person of this status as hostage. For them to do that, Harry need not even step outside of the UK.

2525 days ago
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cnl265    

I totally agree Cathy.......The grass is always greener as the saying goes!

2525 days ago
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Satish Bhardwaj    

There are two Pics of Jessica Booblicious showing her two Boobs that are supposed to hang downword. There is no way the natural boobs would hold like round balls. She must have had implants. No wonder her relationship with John Mayer entered splitsvill. The implants do not behalf the way milk ducts containing spongy natural breasts act. Your hands don't get the feelings, you sare supposed to get, when you f.ondle implanted breasts. John probably asked her breast feed him. She made the mistake of agreeing to breast feed him. Bad decision. No way Johmn would have stayed with her after sucking implanted breasts. But this is just my theory;. May be she is using trick photography to make her boobs look the way they look. No body would really know how she got that booblicious look.

2525 days ago
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craig    

I love legs

2525 days ago
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craig    

i love oprah

2525 days ago
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LUCY HALL    

I used to watch oprah , until i began to notice that not only in her show format, but also in other media / tv forums, she has proven to be racist. while i still admire her work as an actor, humanitarian, etc, i can bot support racism in any form. on more than one occasion she has inferred by casual remark, facial expression, actions, etc, her feelings toward the caucasion race. racism can be subtle, or blatant, however, it is still damaging, in either degree, perhaps she herself is not aware of this in herself, and if nothing else, this silly lawsuit will make her take deeper look into her own personal feelings and hopefully she can resolve them.

2525 days ago
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LL.PP. in city of angels    

Kudos to Ryan for being a true gentleman! Who needs her money, he's got talent and apparently class. Ok, so he couldn't keep his hands to himself, but, speaking from experience, it takes two to tango -- OR NOT!

Give poor Brit a break...she said it herself, "we're country".

2525 days ago
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craig    

I love Pebbles too because she like Oprah j-a-m-n945.com no hy phins all one word

2525 days ago
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kim    

why on earth are we still talking about dumd a-- brit i am so tryed of hearing about her and her hair she seems to be a needy little brat.
i as well think jess was a fool for divorcing nick he was more then likely the best thing she will ever find.

2525 days ago
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Veronica    

Jessica is too good for John Mayer. I mean anyone can sing like him and he is not good in relationships either nor good looking. I bet he hasn't had a long lasting relationship ever. If I were Jessica I would have kicked John Mayer to the curve a long time ago. What Jessica needs to do is focus on her career and stop finding love. She needs to understand that you can't find love, love will find you. She just needs to be pacient. Jessica is a nice girl and her fans adore her. She will find love again...One day. But until then she needs to focus on her career. Also Jessica Simpson is the most beautiful person ever body and soul. Any guy would jump over a fence just to get to her..........

2525 days ago
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Dana    

UMMM on the flipside, i heard that Oprah recently made a comment about hiring "good white people" what a crock that is! if anything she always makes comments about white people. Oprah is a biggot and everyone needs to see her exposed. Now what would ever happen if a white person said that? WE would never hear the end of it! I hate her!

2525 days ago
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cindy    

Well, it's about time someone caucasian knows what it feels like to be so called "pushed around". White people (we call them haoles) think that white is right, so whatever they do is the right way, well too bad, because everyone that I talk to feel the same way I do. White is NOT right. You folks are pushy and you think you can always have everything your way, well, hello, it doesn't work that way. Why don't you try dressing up and changing your face to look polynesian, asian, mexican etc, and see what it feels like the way you "haoles" treat us. Don't be a cry baby, face up to it and start getting your people to change their attitudes towards people of other races and then maybe this world will be a better place to live in.

2525 days ago
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