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Halle Berry’s men in fisticuffs, Steven Tyler receives a verbal spanking and Jennifer Lawrence is riding the Hollywood wave in this week’s Celebrity Gossip.

Team Jennifer Lawrence.
Actress Jennifer Lawrence (“Hunger Games”) who is currently enjoying success with her critically acclaimed film “Silver Linings Playbook” with co-star Bradley Cooper (“The Words”) will be honored with an Outstanding Performer of the Year Award at the 28th Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) on February 2 2013. This is the second honor for Lawrence as earlier this week she learned of “Silver Linings Playbook’s” nomination for Best Feature for the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards. Lawrence, who is also filming the sequel “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” due out next year has also recently signed to reprise her role as a young Mystique in the mutant action film “X-Men: Days of Future Past” set for release in 2014. The SBIFF will also bestow awards upon “Silver Linings Playbook” co-star actor Robert DeNiro (“Red Lights”) and Ben Affleck (“Argo”). Find out more at SBIFF.

Smack talk and sucker punches for Gabriel Aubry and Olivier Martinez.
Last week’s Thanksgiving holiday brawl between French-Canadian model Gabriel Aubry and actor Olivier Martinez (“Unfaithful”) exploded in the headlines. The sordid affair continues to unravel after Aubry was arrested, restraining orders were obtained and a photo of a bruised Aubry suffering a black eye and multiple facial cuts publicly surfaced. Martinez didn’t exactly escape unscathed as he was later spotted with his right hand in a brace and several fingers were splinted together. A crystal ball might have predicted that the custody feud between Berry and Aubry would reach a boiling point after the “Cloud Atlas” actress was denied permission to move to France with daughter Nahla and fiancé, Martinez. The latest news is that while Berry’s order of protection against Aubry ends November 29, according to TMZ Aubry will not be facing criminal charges for the fight despite being the one who reportedly threw the first punch – something he allegedly did not report to police when asked, claiming he was threatened and provoked the day before. However, he does have a possible three-year restraining order hanging over his head when the case goes to court later this month. He is also reportedly seeking to have Martinez banned from seeing Nahla. As for Berry and Martinez’s relationship…we think this saga has a few more rounds to go before the church bell dings.

Chris Brown shuts down Twitter account.
R&B singer Chris Brown has retired his Twitter account after reportedly getting into a heated spat with comedian and news producer Jenny Johnson. A back shot, reportedly taken by singer Rihanna of a shirtless Brown lying face down on her bed, was posted on her Twitter account to which Brown reportedly re-tweeted with a comment about looking much older than his youthful 23 years, is said to have been the image and caption that launched his vulgar and explicit tirade against Johnson, who parried back and forth with the singer, after initially calling him a “worthless piece of sh*t” in response to his self-observations – according to a report by “Access Hollywood.” Fans of Brown have reportedly made death threats to Johnson in defense of the singer. In the meantime, as Rihanna reportedly fields criticism over her supposed friendship with Brown, she appears to be oblivious to the image’s notoriety, after recently posting her own bare back.

Saying goodbye to J.R. Ewing.
Beloved actor Larry Hagman, most famous for his outstanding performance as J. R. Ewing on “Dallas,” the original series from 1978 to 1991 and the 2012 reboot, sadly passed away last week from complications with cancer. By his side were his family, co-stars and best friends Patrick Duffy (“The Bold and the Beautiful”) and Linda Gray. Filming for the series’ second season was resumed after it was temporarily halted to respectfully honor the late actor – it has been revealed that J.R. will receive a befitting send-off. Hagman’s long-term manager Gene Yusem reportedly confirmed that Hagman’s ashes will be scattered at the Southfork Ranch in Parker, Texas, where fans have been leaving flowers and notes of condolence since his death on November 23. Hagman was 81 years old. A private memorial is said to be scheduled this weekend. Actress Linda Gray, who played Hagman’s onscreen wife, Sue Ellen, recently tweeted her favorite photo of Hagman taken two weeks ago.

Expected loss and unexpected gain for Jessica Simpson.
According to US Weekly, singer/fashion designer/shoe mogul and Weight Watcher’s spokesmodel Jessica Simpson recently announced that she and fiancé Eric Johnson are happily expecting a sibling for their daughter Maxwell sometime next year. Simpson has been heavily photographed and complimented lately as she has been out and about looking super slim after having lost 60-pounds of pregnancy weight since delivering Maxwell in April. According to TMZ, who obtained a copy of Simpson’s special diet, Simpson jump-started her post-pregnancy weight loss with some healthy shakes followed by calorie-restricted healthy meals. She can probably drop a paperweight on that plan for now since it will be the last thing on her mind over the next few months.