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HEIDI KLUM & HER BODYGUARD

'IT'S COMPLICATED'

It was a rant heard round the world. Asked for his reaction to recent photos of his estranged wife Heidi Klum looking cozy with bodyguard Martin Kirsten, Seal let fly to a TMZ cameraman: "I would have thought that Heidi would have shown a little more class and at least waited until we separated first before deciding to fornicate with the help." The Project Runway host, who filed for divorce in April, was "furious" at his outburst, says a family source, and by the next day the singer, 49, was backtracking: "Seal would like to clarify that he was not implying his wife was cheating on him while they were together," said his rep. So what exactly is going on between Klum, 39, and the South African security specialist, who accompanied her and her four kids on a recent trip to Sardinia? A friend of Klum's says she never betrayed Seal and her relationship with Kirsten is "complicated." While Klum considers herself single and "is not ready to announce to the world she has a new boyfriend," Kirsten is her "No. 1 confidante," says her pal, adding, "I would not be surprised if [their relationship] evolves." The family source calls Kirsten, 39, who has protected the couple for four years, "very calm and warm." As the exes attempt a truce, they agree on one thing: "Their children are what's important. That's never been a question," says Klum's pal. "It takes time for two people to get over what's going on between them." Says Klum in a statement: "Seal has moved on, and so have I."

KATY PERRY & JOHN MAYER

THEY'RE BACK ON

He's done it again! John Mayer, 34, king of the on-and-off romance, has reunited with Katy Perry, 27. Less than two weeks after they ended their summer fling, a Perry pal tells Scoop, "they are seeing each other again." The pair checked out indie bands at the FYF Fest in Los Angeles Sept. 1, where one concertgoer spotted the singers holding hands during rock band M83's set, and another says they were "making out" at the festival. The Perry pal isn't surprised by the reunion: "She wants to be with somebody, and she likes being around him." But where is it headed? Says the pal: "I won't save the date for a wedding."

'Whirlwind' Fling: Russell Brand and Geri Halliwell

Perry's ex, 37, has been spotted with fellow yoga lover Spice Girl Halliwell, 40, in London. "It's been a whirlwind," she told a British tabloid.

Summer 2012 Awards

HEY, LOOK AT ME!

WHICH CELEBS POSTED THE MOST REVEALING SELF-PORTRAITS ON TWITTER THIS SUMMER? SCOOP TAKES A TALLY

"#nophotoshop," the reality star wrote when she tweeted this pic on Aug. 2.

Cyrus showed off "CUHHH-RAZY" pants-and a sheer top-on Aug. 15.

1,623 people retweeted this shot of the pop star on vacation.

The actress, 13 days before turning 49.

The X Factor judge bid farewell to summer with a bikini shot on Aug. 30.

KIM KARDASHIAN 28

MILEY CYRUS 13

RIHANNA 10

LISA RINNA 9

BRITNEY SPEARS 3

KELLY'S FIGHT FOR HER KIDS

Gossip Girl's Kelly Rutherford is starring in a real-life family drama. The actress, says a source, is "utterly devastated" by an L.A. judge's ruling allowing her kids, Hermes, 5, and Helena, 3, to live with her ex-husband Daniel Giersch, 38, in France. (The pair have joint custody, but because of a revoked visa, he can't travel to the U.S.) "It's every mom's worst nightmare," says another insider. On Sept. 2 Rutherford, 43, who's fighting the decision, flew to see the kids. A Giersch source says he had them greet her with signs and balloons "to show Kelly they love her."

Michael's Sad Last Days

Michael Jackson was "an emotionally paralyzed mess" before his would-be comeback concerts in 2009, according to promoters' e-mails published by the L.A. Times. "MJ is locked in his room drunk and despondent," wrote an exec. "I [am] trying to sober him up."

TALKING MUSIC & MARRIAGE WITH ...

CHAD KROEGER

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR AUG. 8 ENGAGEMENT TO FELLOW CANADIAN AVRIL LAVIGNE! A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE SURPRISED BY THE NEWS....

We met while recording music in March. But we started dating July 1, so I'll let the math speak for itself there. We think it's very cool that our anniversary will always be on Canada Day. We can't wait to start our life together. We're very happy.

WHAT KIND OF MUSIC ARE YOU MAKING TOGETHER?

There's some hard rock, indie and some stuff that sounds like it could get played in a club. It's all over the map. Creating music with someone you've fallen in love with is amazing.

WHAT DO YOU TWO DO FOR FUN?

We've been spending time in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. I have a great hideaway there. Just trying to find time where we can get together with two busy schedules is going to be a lifelong challenge.

YOU'RE HEADING OUT ON TOUR THIS MONTH WITH DAUGHTRY. HOW DO YOU PASS TIME ON THE ROAD?

I used to have an ATV with me. It's great to pull some motorized toys off the back of an 18-wheeler and go to town. I flipped a go-kart once and got road rash all over my face. You know it's bad when people tell you, "Don't look in the mirror."

YOU'VE ALREADY SOLD OVER 50 MILLION ALBUMS. CAN YOU SEE YOURSELF RECORDING AND TOURING 20 YEARS FROM NOW?

As long as Nickelback are having fun, we'll keep going. And I'm a studio junkie and definitely foresee myself always recording or producing.

ANY UNSUNG CANADIAN BANDS YOU LOVE?

The Tragically Hip. They were massive in Canada but just didn't translate. Sometimes it's wonderful when you get to keep an artist to yourself.

TRUE THAT YOU HAVE A HOCKEY RINK AND ZAMBONI AT YOUR VANCOUVER HOME?

Yeah! It's a lot of fun. I've yet to see Avril play hockey, but she keeps telling me she can. I'm dying to see her on a pair of skates.

If Stars Were Birds

Stars tweet. They strut. They feather their nests and love to flock together. But when it comes to colorful plumage, some truly stand out.

LADY GAGA and HECKLE AND JECKLE

KYLIE MINOGUE and BIG BIRD

CHINA CHOW and KEVIN FROM UP

CARSON KRESSLEY and ROAD RUNNER

JENNIFER LOPEZ and NIGEL FROM RIO

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  • Kevin O'Donnell,
  • Suzanne Zuckerman,
  • with Pernilla Cedenheim,
  • Steve Helling,
  • Jessica Herndon,
  • Michelle Tan,
  • Ulrica Wihlborg.