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Custody dramas, paternity tests, and a wedding - what a weekend in Hollywood.

1. Charlie Sheen’s ex wife Denise Richards is – not for the first time – looking after the twin boys of his other ex wife Brooke Mueller.

Richards, who was married to Sheen from 2002 until 2006, reportedly has temporary custody of the children Sheen had with his second wife, Brooke Mueller.

Mueller and Sheen were married from 2008 until 2011.

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The twin boys – four-year-old Bob and Max – were reportedly removed from the custody of their mother on Thursday night, when the Department of Children and Family Services decided their home was an ‘unsafe environment’ due to drug use.

Denise Richards with daughters Sam and Lola, and twins Bob and Max in 2012.

Richards had two daughters while married to Sheen – Sam and Lola – and adopted a third daughter, Eloise, after they separated. When Mueller was in rehab in 2010, Richards also stepped in to help care for the two little boys.

Back in 2010, Richards said, “This is not the first time I’ve had all five, they’re Sam and Lola’s brothers. It was a full house, lots of love and life. Brooke knows anytime, and Charlie, that any time they need help with the boys, that I’m there.”

A spokesperson for Charlie Sheen has said, “Charlie supports the actions of the Department of Children and Family Services. He knows Max and Bob are safe in a stable, loving environment with Denise and the boys’ sisters.”

All we have to say about this is: Bravo, Denise Richards. What a woman.

2. Bradley Cooper has mocked his ex, Jennifer Aniston, on Saturday Night Live. This is what he said.

Mark Lester says that he may be the biological father of Michael Jackson’s children.

3. Former child actor Mark Lester – and close friend of deceased pop star Michael Jackson – has claimed that he is the biological father of Prince Michael (16), Paris (15) and Blanket (11).

Lester, who appeared in Oliver!, says that back in 1995, Jackson broached the subject of fertility with him, enquiring into his virility. Men talk about these things too, apparently.  A year later, Jackson asked that Lester donate sperm for him. Lester agreed, and says that he never thought anything more of it. Until now, that is.

What’s more, Lester is even willing to undergo DNA testing to prove that he is the biological father – but only if the kids want him to. Lester last saw Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket at their father’s funeral in 2009.

Lester told The Daily Mail, “I wouldn’t have a DNA test without the children’s permission but when the children come of age, and it’s not far away, and they decide they want me to do it then I will.

“It is up to them. I don’t want to tell them what to do. I just want to reconnect and be the godfather that Michael made me … My 18-year-old daughter Olivia looks like Paris. People have also pointed out similarities between myself when I was younger and Prince Michael.”

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Lester’s daughter Olivia (left), and Paris Jackson (right).
Mark Lester at a young age, and Prince Michael at his father’s funeral.

What do you think? Do the children look similar?

4. It’s good to hear Lindsay Lohan is taking rehab seriously (not) … she’s announced her three months in lockdown will be just “killing time” because she doesn’t have a problem. But her drug and alcohol admissions are chilling – read and decide if she’s a “truth teller” or “pants on fire”.

An image of the wedding from US Magazine.

5. In case you missed it, over the weekend Oscar-nominated British actress Keira Knightley (28) married her fiancé Klaxons keyboard player James Righton (29) in a surprise ceremony in the south of France.

The pair were married in an understated, half-hour ceremony in Mazon, a small town where Knightley’s parents have an estate. An onlooker told US Weekly, “It was a very moving ceremony … Keira looked emotional during the whole thing. She cried when they exchanged their vows but was still smiling.”

Oscar-nominated Knightley wore a gorgeous tulle dress and cropped jacket in neutral shades – both by Chanel. The actress also wore a wreath of flowers in her hair.

6. Keira’s wedding dress was recycled! Click to see her wearing it waaaay back in 2008.

7. Ellen DeGeneres will be interviewing Cher on her talk show this Wednesday. And the best way to promote the program? Why, for Ellen (55) to dress up in that iconic, sheer, bedazzled, artfully cut-out bodysuit that Cher first wore in her 1989 film clip for If I Could Turn Back Time, of course.

Ellen shared a picture of herself wearing the revealing outfit, and joked that both herself and Cher had showed up for the interview wearing the same thing.

As it turns out, Ellen didn’t actually don the bodysuit herself – she merely photoshopped an image of her head onto the costume. It doesn’t make the final image any less hilarious, though, and this is one case of photoshop that we can get behind.

Now the only question that remains is why Ellen is wearing a sailor’s hat? Presumably all will be revealed in due time… Click through the gallery below for more of Ellen’s wacky (and some less wacky) outfits.

8. Jamie Oliver reckons parents need to be tough on their kids at mealtime, but this is what he allows to happen at his own dinner table

9. This Japanese model has spent over $100,000 on plastic surgery in an attempt to make herself look like a “French doll” (or porcelain doll).

The model, known as Vanilla Chamu, is almost unrecognisable from the ‘before shots’ that show how she looked as a teenager, prior to having her first procedure at the age of 19.

Her procedures include nose jobs and double-eyelid surgery, in an attempt to make herself appear more western. She has also had eyelash implants, breast implants, and asked that dimples be created in her cheeks.

The Daily Mail reports that she is planning more plastic surgery procedures, such as height lengthening surgery.

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