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Campbell at court, Wyclef leaves charity

2010-08-06 03:06:46 GMT2010-08-06 11:06:46 (Beijing Time)

Naomi Campbell testified at a war crimes trial saying that she was given "dirty looking pebbles" but did not know if they were blood diamonds from former Liberian ruler Charles Taylor. The supermodel said in 1997, two unidentified men came to her bedroom after she attended a charity dinner with Taylor. The men gave her a pouch containing the stones, which Campbell said she would never have known were diamonds.

Prosecutors summoned Campbell to support their allegations that Taylor received so-called blood diamonds from rebels in Sierra Leone and used them to buy weapons during his 1997 trip to South Africa.

Wyclef Jean has stepped down as leader of the embattled aid group he founded as he prepares to formally declare his candidacy for the Haitian presidency. The singer released a statement that he was resigning the chairmanship of Yele Haiti. Jean is headed to Haiti and is expected to officially file his election papers.

Taylor Swift's record label was forced to release the first single from her upcoming album 12 days ahead of schedule, hours after a bootleg version appeared online. The song, "Mine," quickly went to number one on iTunes' real-time chart.

A Canadian woman accused of attacking Leonardo DiCaprio 2005 was ordered to stay at least 500 yards away from the actor. DiCaprio was at a private Hollywood party in 2005 when he was hit on the side of his head with a broken beer bottle. The injury sent the actor to the hospital, where he received about a dozen stitches to his face and neck.

Finally, Lily Allen has a new reason to smile: She is expecting a baby. In a statement, the singer and her boyfriend Sam Cooper say they are "very happy to confirm that Lily is expecting their first child."

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