Rumor Control: Viral
January 4, 2005

Stories about the stars just keep coming, so it's a good thing we've got them under control - let's get straight to getting the facts straight:

Jennifer Garner will be back in action when "Alias" returns to ABC Wednesday night, but what about reports that the brunette bombshell is out of commission in real life? They're right on the money, unfortunately. Jen and boyfriend Ben Affleck paid a visit to the UCLA Medical Center Monday, and "Extra" has confirmed that Jennifer is ill with a viral infection. The "Daredevil" duo spent the holidays in West Virginia with Jen's family. As for the upcoming publicity for her new film, "Elektra," Jen is taking it day by day, according to her publicist.

Meanwhile, supermodel Heidi Klum and super singer Seal have been a hot item for months, but are they headed for the altar? It's a fact, Jack. According to the New York Daily News, the couple spent the New Year south of the border where the German beauty was spotted wearing a canary diamond ring. Seal has already taken over the role of daddy to Heidi's young daughter and even dedicated his new greatest hits CD to young Leni.

Britney Spears has lived life in the Hollywood fast lane, so is she really writing a new musical about Tinseltown? True: according to her website, Mrs. Federline has just finished co-directing her latest video and is already working on the tongue-in-cheek project titled "Hollywood," which she hopes to eventually direct.

Fellow songstress Madonna spent the holidays with her family in England, and now people are saying the original pop diva took time out to renew her vows -- but don't you believe it. Reps say that reports Madonna received a $190,000 dollar ring during a Kabbalah-based ceremony are untrue

And finally, Liza Minnelli's bedroom fall has created a wave of support for the star, but has estranged hubby David Gest really taken pity and decided to drop his $10 million assault complaint against her? Not a chance. Gest says, "She took basically a year-and-a-half of my life away, and I didn't know if I would ever be able to stand up for a few years."


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