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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon appear to be approaching this whole breakup thing very differently. While Cannon is said to be eager for another chance, Carey seems to be ready to make the split official. "Mariah has started the divorce process. She's getting all her ducks in a row," a source tells E! News. "She was devastated when he spoke out about their issues. She's started the proceedings to make sure the ball is in her court from now on." Meanwhile, Cannon – who is reportedly banned from discussing the divorce publicly — has taken to tweeting about his marriage and his undying love for Carey. "What infuriates me most is to hear people slander Mariah Carey. I will forever be in debted to her for blessing me with our children," he tweeted. "I will always love her unconditionally for this and so much more. Mariah Carey is an amazing Mother and I trust her wholeheartedly." He also has an interesting take on the gossip item that started the ball rolling on this divorce drama: "And finally, 'trouble in paradise' is the dumbest phrase I've ever heard! I would never say that s---."
Leaked nudes to become art
Wonder how Jennifer Lawrence's lawyers are going to deal with this one: "Fear Google" artist XVALA has announced the recent collection of leaked celebrity nude photos will be added to his upcoming "No Delete" gallery show in St. Petersburg, Fla., printed out live-sized and unaltered on canvas. "XVALA appropriating celebrity compromised images and the overall ‘Fear Google' campaign has helped strengthen the ongoing debate over privacy in the digital era," the artist's publicist, Cory Allen, says in a statement. "The commentary behind this show is a reflection of who we are today. We all become 'users' and in the end, we become 'used.'" And if we're famous enough, we become part of a public gallery show.
Clooney taking on phone-hacking scandal
Speaking of hacking, George Clooney knows what movie he's directing next. The "Good Night and Good Luck" director will next take on the British phone-hacking scandal by adapting Nick Davies' book, "Hack Attack" for the screen, his production company announced. "This has all the elements — lying, corruption, blackmail — at the highest levels of government by the biggest newspaper in London," Clooney says. "And the fact that it's true is the best part. Nick is a brave and stubborn reporter and we consider it an honor to put his book to film." No word yet on whether Hugh Grant, who became a vocal phone-hacking activist during the scandal, will have a part, but we're pretty sure he wants one.
Disney sets sights on deadmau5
Deadmau5 is learning the hard way that Disney doesn't have much of a sense of humor, as the star DJ revealed the House of Mouse is taking legal action against him. "Looks like Disney officially just filed in opposition of my trademark. Lawyer up, Mickey," deadmau5 tweeted this week. "Disney thinks you might confuse an established electronic musician/performer with a cartoon mouse. That's how stupid they think you are." His lawyer, Dina LaPolt, explained it further in a statement: "In June of last year, deadmau5 applied to register the front-facing mau5head with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Disney is now opposing the U.S. filing," she explains. "Given that the mau5head and other identifying deadmau5 trademarks have been used in the U.S. and around the world for almost a decade, we wonder why Disney is only now coming after deadmau5. Our client will not be bullied by Disney and is prepared to fight to protect his rights to his property."
Another Rosie joins "the View"
In case you thought one "Rosie joins 'the View'" announcement wasn't enough? Rosie Perez has signed a deal to sit at the daytime talk table alongside Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg later this year, according to Radar Online. "Rosie was on the fence about doing it, but when news surfaced that ABC was looking elsewhere for A-list talent, like Ashley Judd, it spurred her decision," a source says of Perez's move. "Rosie has been in the mix, but no one thought was going to happen. And ABC execs didn't want to have two Rosies on the panel. The testing on Rosie was that her voice was too annoying and she was too old. But they ended up going with her because they wanted someone famous and she appeals to the Latina demographic."