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Shakira’s ex sues for millions

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A lawyer for Shakira’s ex-boyfriend Antonio de La Rua says the pop superstar didn’t leave his client any other option but to file a New York lawsuit to demand she pay him $100 million in compensation for managing her career.

William T. Reid IV says de la Rua tried to talk to Shakira about what he’s owed but the Colombian singer refused. Reid said Monday his client “didn’t really want to do this.”

De la Rua dated Shakira for more than a decade, and they split last year. He filed the lawsuit Nov. 20.

Richards in TV pilot

TV Land says it has cast “Seinfeld” star Michael Richards in a pilot for a prospective new sitcom.

The series, “Giant Baby,” also would feature fellow “Cheers” alums Kirstie Alley and Rhea Perlman.

“Giant Baby” focuses on Broadway star Maddie Banks, played by Alley. Richards plays her limo driver while Perlman plays her assistant.

This would be Richards’ first regular series role since his short-lived NBC sitcom aired in 2000. Before that, he played Jerry Seinfeld’s kookie neighbor on “Seinfeld.”

Donate to get song

Country singer Gary Allan was supposed to play Atlantic City, N.J., the day after Hurricane Sandy hit. He never made it, but his thoughts remain with victims of the storm, so he’s come up with a way to help.

Fans can view the video for Allan’s new single “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)” on GaryAllan.com on a special player. The player gives fans a chance to donate to the Red Cross. In return, donors get a free download of the song from Allan’s untitled new album due next year.

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Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Singer Little Richard is 80. Actor Jeroen Krabbe is 68. Singer Jim Messina is 65. Singer Tyler England is 49. Singer-guitarist John Rzeznik is 47. Singer Gary Allan is 45. Comedian Margaret Cho is 44. Actress Paula Patton is 37. Actress Amy Acker is 36. Singer Keri Hilson is 30. Actor Frankie Muniz is 27.

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