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04/15/2014 07:25AM
04/15/2014 07:25AM

Robin Thicke admits to drug, alcohol and honesty issues in a deposition: In sworn testimony given in April but released by an LA federal court Monday, singer Robin Thicke, 37, said he exaggerated how much he was influenced by Marvin Gaye and lied about how much he contributed to Pharrell Williams's writing of the 2013 hit "Blurred Lines." In legal papers obtained by PEOPLE and The Hollywood Reporter, Thicke also admitted, "I would take a Vicodin to start the day and then I would fill up a water bottle with vodka and drink it before and during my interviews." Thicke, who in February split from wife Paula Patton, 38, also said in response to if he considered himself honest, "No. That's why I'm separated... I told my wife the truth. That's why she left me."

Leslie Mann is about to go on holiday road: A week before a new take on the 1983 comedy National Lampoon's Vacation starts filming, The Hollywood Reporter says that Leslie Mann has joined the Griswold family for their latest trip. While Ed Helms will play Rusty, son of Chevy Chase's Clark Griswold, Mann will play Rusty's sister Audrey.

Joan Rivers spoke of voice problems in a final audio recording: Before she went in for vocal cord surgery on Aug. 28, comedienne Joan Rivers, who died on Sept. 4 at the age of 81, rehearsed a radio spot on behalf of frequent opening act Brad Zimmerman and his off-Broadway show, My Son the Waiter, a Jewish Tragedy, Page Six reports. In the recording, Rivers coughed and said, "I told [you] I didn't feel good. My voice has been bothering me. I don't know what it is." Producers have made the recording, in which she both skewers and praises her friend, available on YouTube.

Rosie O'Donnell reveals her 53-lb. weight loss on The View: Newbie hosts Rosie Perez and Nicole Wallace quickly got into weight-loss talk during the season premiere of ABC's The View when the show welcomed back a slimmed-down Rosie O'Donnell. "I'm not used to it yet," said O'Donnell, 52, who has lost 53 pounds since having vertical gastric sleeve surgery last year. "I still buy the wrong-sized clothes." In turn, Whoopi Goldberg, 58, said she lost 35 pounds following Rocco DiSpirito's The Pound A Day Diet book. "If I think about it, I would start freaking out," Goldberg said. "I'm just doing it."

Voice coach Shakira is expecting a second son: Nidia Ripoll, mother of Colombian singer Shakira, told Spanish magazine Hola! that the star is expecting another boy with football beau Gerard Piqué, The Huffington Post reports. The latest addition would join Milan, 21 months. Shakira, 37, announced her pregnancy on Facebook Aug. 28.

Lea Michele will sing the Frozen theme song on Glee: Actress Lea Michele tweeted a photo of herself shimmering in a ray of light on Sept. 13 and wrote, "I don't care.. What they're going to say.. Let the storm rage on.. The cold never bothered me anyway.." Was it just a cryptic way of sending a social media salutation to her TV mom Idina Menzel? More than that, Entertainment Weekly reports – FOX network confirms that Michele's Rachel Berry will sing the Frozen theme "Let It Go" during Glee's final season. Is it too much to hope for a mommy-daughter duet?

Jennifer Garner dishes to InStyle about parenting and married life with Ben Affleck: In her October cover story interview for InStyle, actress Jennifer Garner, 42, reminds fans that she and husband Ben Affleck, 42, had only been married a year before the birth of their first child, Violet, 812. "We were babies," she says. "It happened so fast, I hardly remember what we were like before the kids got here." With Seraphina, 5, and Samuel, 2, also in tow, the couple take time out for date nights when they can but divide up parenting duties, too. "He's in charge of the laughter," Garner says. "No matter how much I tickle them or toss them or chase them around, it's not the same. If I'm the slow, steady drumbeat, he's the jazz."

Musical memories are restored on a new WKRP in Cincinnati DVD set: The late '70s series WKRP in Cincinnati brought us super-cool deejays Dr. Johnny Fever and Venus Flytrap but in recent years, reruns and videos failed to bring their music with them. On Oct. 28, Shout! Factory will release the entire series in one DVD compilation and with all original music included, Entertainment Weekly reports. From AC/DC to Neil Young, the playlists go on. We didn't think we'd see this day, but, as Les is our witness, we think turkeys can fly!

TODAY'S MUST-SEE VIDEO

If you missed the talent portion of Miss America featuring eventual winner Kira Kazantsev and her red cup, here it is. As a bonus, 40 seconds in, note the spelling faux pas that pops up.

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