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THE BACHELOR'S CHRIS HARRISON

SURPRISING SPLIT

Fans of the Bachelor franchise are used to couples calling it quits. But when host Chris Harrison, 40, announced that after 18 years he and his wife, Gwen, 40, were separating, it was a shock. Even this season's bachelor Ben Flajnik, 29, tweeted he was "very surprised." A source says, "There's no scandal or infidelity," despite a claim by contestant Rozlyn Papa, 31, in 2010 that Harrison hit on a crew member's wife (which he denied). Still, the show may have been a factor. Traveling for weeks at a time "is tough," Harrison, who has two children with Gwen, has said. As for talk he'll swap hosting for a shot at being the Bachelor: "That's nonsense," an insider says.

AMANDA BYNES

MORE TROUBLE

THE ACTRESS MAKES NEWS (AGAIN) FOR HER FOURTH DRIVING MISHAP-IN FOUR WEEKS

A month after colliding with a police car in West Hollywood and being arrested on suspicion of DUI, Amanda Bynes, who remains uncharged, is at the center of a new driving mishap. The actress, 26, sideswiped a truck with her Range Rover on May 4 and kept going, prompting the other driver to call 911. Police say Bynes was cooperative and showed no indication she was under the influence. She was not charged with hit-and-run, and police added the damage "was so minor, it's plausible she had no idea she hit anyone."

ROBERT DOWNEY JR.

PROUD PAPA!

He's delighting millions as Iron Man in The Avengers, but these days the actor, 47, is only interested in one reaction: that of his 3-month-old son, Exton Elias. "You look at him and just hope he smiles," he told PEOPLE. Downey, whose older son Indio is 18, "loves walking around holding Exton at home," adds a pal.

JESSICA SIMPSON

BACK HOME WITH BABY!

Days after Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson welcomed their 9-lb. 13-oz. daughter Maxwell Drew on May 1, the family returned to their newly decorated L.A. home. "Max is a total Daddy's girl," says a family friend, who adds that Johnson, 32, does his fair share of diaper duty. "He is also super-attentive and taking amazing care of Jess. She is so happy." While Simpson, 31, who is nursing, is "tired and recovering," the pal says the star loves dressing her mini-me-who has inherited Mom's cheekbones and nose-in "different outfits every second!" Take a peek at what's inside Maxwell's nursery:

PRICE $260

LUXE LINENS

Maxwell has a more traditional farmhouse-style crib; a Petticoat crib skirt like this one, but in pink, creates a similar romantic vibe.

PRICE $2,316

FOR QUIET TIME

A cozy slipcovered Finn Rocker "is highly practical, especially for burping babies!" says Ashwell.

PRICE $16-$46

MONOGRAMMED TOWELS

Maxwell has white towels like these, but with a pink "M."

PRICE $18

FLORAL TOUCHES

The Anastasia bib adds to the sweet feel of the room.

PRICE $2,150

FOUND!

Designer Rachel Ashwell of Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture scoured flea markets for a dresser like this.

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

BACK 'N TIME

Ever wonder what Justin Timberlake, 31, thinks of his 1990s 'N Sync fashion choices? "There were many moments in my teenage years where I succumbed to ... the weirdness of the group I was in," he told the May issue of Details. "In trying to conform-we're marionettes!-I ended up looking like a moron." Judge for yourself.

TEEN IDOL TAKE TWO!

Elvis sighting! Justin Bieber, 18, rocks the King's pout and pompadour with Floyd Mayweather Jr., 35, who won the super welterweight title in Las Vegas May 5.

DANNIELYNN BIRKHEAD

What a Beauty!

Look how she's grown! The 5-year-old daughter of the late Anna Nicole Smith donned a floral dress and headpiece to join dad Larry Birkhead, 38, at the Kentucky Derby in his native Louisville May 5.

FOR SALE: RYAN SEACREST'S Hollywood Hills Villa

6 BR, 6.5 BA, 10,000 sq. ft.

The American Idol host first listed the California property for $14.95 million in 2010 before taking it off the market. His new asking price:

$11.9 MILLION

Seacrest, 37, purchased the Mediterranean-style home, dubbed Casa di Pace (House of Peace in Italian), from Kevin Costner in 2006. "The day I saw the house was the day I made an offer," he told Architectural Digest in 2008. The property has a guesthouse, a tennis court and a recording studio.

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