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Celebrity scoop.

This week in celebrity news, Jessica Simpson welcomes a new addition, Paula Deen’s troubles continue, and a reality TV personality heads to rehab.

Simpson’s newborn.
Singer Jessica Simpson (“Fashion Star”) and her husband, Eric Johnson, brought a new addition into the world on Sunday June 30. Their newborn son, Ace Knute Johnson, joins sister Maxwell Drew, who turned 1 back on May 1.

Paris Jackson refused treatment.
Michael Jackson’s suicidal daughter, Paris Jackson, was refused a transfer from UCLA Medical Center to a renowned facility in Utah. Reports say the facility was concerned about excessive media attention and paparazzi. TMZ reports that Jackson’s mother, Debbie Rowe, is seeking other options, while other family members are still hoping the out-of-state facility might reconsider.

Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger married.
Pop star Avril Lavigne tied the knot with rocker Chad Kroeger (Nickelback) on Canada Day, July 1, in the South of France, though reports initially flew that they had married on Saturday June 29 following this tweet from Mike Heller, who runs her talent company, which triggered a false alarm:

Soaps.com congratulates the newlyweds.

Studdard to Biggest Loser.
Ruben Studdard, who once claimed the coveted title of American Idol, has announced he will now attempt to become “The Biggest Loser.” Yes, Studdard, who became known as ‘The Velvet Teddy Bear’ will join the new season of NBC’s weight loss reality show beginning this fall in a bid to shed some serious pounds. The singer told People he’s hoping to avoid the worry of high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart-related issues that run in his family.