People: Keith Olbermann, Wiz Khalifa, Kim Kardashian, Ted Danson, Whitney Houston

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The $10 million chandelier is about to smash into the ballroom.

Keith Olbermann, who was fired from Current TV last week after less than a year since bringing his signature "Countdown" show to the Al Gore-founded cable network, vowed to take legal action.

And E! News reports his attorney, Patricia Glaser, was slated to file suit against his former bosses Thursday.

Olbermann signed a five-year, $50 million contract with Current, which was started by Gore and businessman Joel Hyatt in 2005, after his career at MSNBC came to an abrupt end in January 2011.

Last week's exit came almost as abruptly, or so it seemed.

"It goes almost without saying that the claims against me implied in Current's statement are untrue and will be proved so in the legal actions I will be filing against them presently," Olbermann wrote last week after Current claimed that its values were "no longer reflected" in its relationship with the veteran sports and political commentator.

Glaser, his attorney, represented Conan O'Brien when the successful "Late Night" host-turned-unsuccessful "Tonight Show" host was fired by NBC. O'Brien ended up with a $45 million settlement for himself and his staff.

Most brides come down with wedding fever at one point or another -- and Amber Rose is no exception, People reports.

"I think about it constantly," the model, singer and actress says. "Like all day. No matter what I'm doing I always have my wedding on my mind. So I'm really excited."

Rose, 28, who accepted Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa's proposal last month, adds that she's just like any other bride in other ways as well.

"I pick up all the bridal magazines. I rip out all the pages and I pull our references from fashion magazines," she said at a party for Virgin America's first flight to Philadelphia at the city's Hotel Palomar Wednesday night. (The rapper was sick and unable to attend). "I even pick up food magazines to see what I want at my reception."

Rose adds that she does have a wedding date -- although she won't reveal it -- and even a dress, although it may not be the one to make it down the aisle.

"I've picked out the most beautiful wedding dress I've ever seen," she says. "But, you know, we're not getting married for a while so I might change my mind."

nIt looks like Kim Kardashian is ready for romance.

Although she told British Cosmopolitan in an interview that was done months ago that she wasn't ready to date -- she has changed her tune, People reports.

The reality star, who is still fighting to legally end her 72-day marriage to basketball player Kris Humphries, has moved on romantically with her longtime friend, musician Kanye West (Amber Rose's ex).

"Kim and Kanye have now just started dating," a source said.

The pair are keeping things "light" for now, but "they're seeing where it goes," the source adds.

West, 34, and Kardashian, 31, have supported one another as friends for quite some time, with West even making appearances on the star's E! show. "They have been close friends for years and decided to give it a try [with dating]," says the source.

For his part, West hasn't exactly been shy about his feelings for Kardashian. In his new song "Theraflu," West sings, "I admit I fell in love with Kim ... 'Round the same time she fell in love with him ... That's cool, babygirl, do your thing ... Lucky I ain't had Jay drop him from the team." (West is referring to his pal Jay-Z, who owns the New Jersey Nets, the team Humphries plays for.)

The new couple enjoyed a movie date on Wednesday in New York City, where they reportedly saw "The Hunger Games." They were also spotted having lunch at Serafina in N.Y.C. on Thursday. Kardashian was in town to host the "Today" show today.

As for Humphries, Kardashian has "completely moved on in a good way," says another source.

A former star of "Frasier" will join "CSI" for a multi-episode arc as Ted Danson's wife.

EW has learned that Peri Gilpin, 51, will play Allison, the wife of D.B. Russell (Danson). She was born into a well-to-do and well-established family, and according to the official description: "She grew up in a world of sailboats and stables and society pages. The apple of her banker father's eye, Allison could have had any suitor she wanted. But always rebellious, she chose to turn her back on privilege, marrying the iconoclastic criminalist D.B. Russell. She is the keeper of the hearth at home with an easy way about her that belies an iron will. She is the intellectual equal of her brilliant husband, the one woman who doesn't just rule his heart, but rules his life."

Gilpin will debut on May 9. Her most recent TV appearances include spots on "Grey's Anatomy," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and "Desperate Housewives." She starred as Roz Doyle on "Frasier" from 1993 to 2004.

On the day she died, Whitney Houston complained of a sore throat, so she decided to take a bath in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton before getting ready for a pre-Grammy party.

The singer's assistant left Houston to run an errand at Nieman Marcus. When the assistant returned to the singer's room around 3:35 p.m. Feb. 11, Houston was lying face down in the bathtub in approximately 13 inches of water, according to an autopsy report released Wednesday, People reports.

The singer was pulled out of the tub by her assistant and bodyguard. When police arrived on the scene, they found multiple bottles of prescription medication and some loose pills scattered around the room.

In the bathroom was an ashtray filled with multiple cigarette butts and "a small spoon with a white crystal-like substance in it and a rolled up piece of white paper," according to the report.

It was announced last month that Houston died of an accidental drowning, heart disease and cocaine use. She also had marijuana, Xanax, Benadryl and other medication in her system.

"I collected remnants of a white powdery substance from out of a drawer and from the bottom of a mirror in the same drawer," reads the report.

Houston was found to have two superficial abrasions on the left side of her forehead and a superficial abrasion on the bridge of her nose, as well as several other small abrasions on her body.

The iconic singer was laid to rest in New Jersey on Feb. 19.

Fake versions of Britain's young royals have prompted a real-life media scrum when they were unveiled at Madame Tussauds, the Associated Press reports.

Photographers and TV crews jostled for position Wednesday as the museum unveiled waxwork figures of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge. The couple had the same pose they had during their engagement announcement, with the former Kate Middleton smiling in her now-famous blue Issa dress.

Madame Tussauds' Liz Edwards predicts that the pair would become the attraction's most popular figures.

At an unveiling in Amsterdam the same day, child models were brought in to pose with scones in front of waxworks of the royal couple.

Madame Tussauds Amsterdam captured the Duchess of Cambridge's recent appearance at a movie premiere where she wore a lace Alice Temperley number.


First Published April 6, 2012 12:00 AM


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