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Ed McMahon, 85, and his wife, Pamela, may join the 156,000 American families who have lost their homes to bank repossessions this year. According to the Wall Street Journal, McMahon, who began his TV career in Philly in the 1950s before hitting it big as

Ed McMahon

, 85, and his wife,


, may join the 156,000 American families who have lost their homes to bank repossessions this year. According to the Wall Street Journal, McMahon, who began his TV career in Philly in the 1950s before hitting it big as

Johnny Carson

's straight man, is $644,000 behind on a $4.8 mil loan for his six-bedroom Beverly Hills home, which has been on the market for two years. (It's listed for $6.25 mil.) The WSJ says a unit of Countrywide Financial filed a notice of default on McMahon's loan on Feb. 28.

McMahon's rep,

Howard Bragman

, says the former

Star Search

host is in "very fruitful discussions" with the lender to resolve the situation. Bragman said since McMahon broke his neck 18 months ago, he's been unable to work at his steady gig as the pitchman for the American Family Publishers' sweepstakes. "There are plenty of people affected by the weak economy, bad housing market, or bad health," Bragman said.Lily: Oh, dear . . .

English singer-songwriter and television chat-show host

Lily Allen

, who had to be carried out of the Glamour Awards in London Tuesday night because she was


inebriated, yesterday apologized on her MySpace blog.

"Oh, dear," the dear writes. "i got very drunk [Tuesday] night, too drunk. It's not cool getting that drunk."

The bestest dad

Could any institution be a better judge of parenting skills than a Las Vegas nightclub?

So, it's with great pleasure (and awe) that we report that Privé at Planet Hollywood has named

Kevin Federline

father of the year.

How will K-Fed mark the honor? By visiting kids at schools around Vegas? Hanging out at a pediatric hospital ward?

Heck, no. He's slated to host a party at the club on Friday the 13th, which also happens to be the Friday before Father's Day.

Clay: It's a labor of love

Clay Aiken

, 29, who helped his close friend, music producer

Jaymes Foster

, get pregnant via artificial insemination, is not just a sperm donor, say friends of the dainty warbler.

People reports that Foster buds actor

Eric Roberts

and his wife,


, say Clay is fully committed to be there for Foster throughout that difficult, beautiful journey - parenthood.

"This is a story of two people, who perhaps not typical as parents . . . want to have a child to love and to experience parenthood," Eric Roberts says. "These people have the best foundation of all to share such an important task, which is a strong, abiding friendship."

Eliza Roberts also chimed in. "People should understand: It's not like [Clay is] the donor and she's the surrogate," she said. "These are two people who made a very loving decision to have a baby together." Clay's journey as a daddy will begin sometime in August.

'Dirrty' girl rocks the vote

Christina Aguilera

stars in the latest Rock the Vote public service announcement. She sings "America the Beautiful" to her baby,


, who is draped in an American flag. The message? Register to vote at



Pitt needs some good coasters

Brad Pitt

, who has confessed he is a devotee of architecture and design, yesterday shelled out $293,000 at the Art Basel fair in Switzerland for a . . . table, Bloomberg News says. Created by Dutch designer

Jeroen Verhoeven

, Pitt's prize is a hollow white marble rococo-style table.

Ryan seeks momma's boys . . .

The New York Post reports that

Ryan Seacrest

is exec producing the NBC program

Momma's Boys

, a new reality show about grown men who are smothered by mother love.

In an ad in Backstage mag, Ryan says he's looking for single guys who "have a unique and strong relationship" with their mothers. Prepare to be humiliated, Ryan notes.

The ad also seeks "Mothers [who] have strong opinions about whom their sons should date and be willing to separate the good from the bad." You know, there's nothing quite as invigorating as having mom run your love life.

Bruce Willis, action hero 4-ever!

Bruce Willis

' role in

Kane & Lynch

, the film adaptation of popular vid game

Kane & Lynch: Dead Men

, sure sounds like a doozy. He'll star as "Adam 'Kane' Marcus, a soldier of fortune on death row who's freed by his old mercenary buddies along with a schizophrenic killer named James Lynch," to put it in E!Online's words. So after they're out, Marcus and psycho-killer dude must "set out on a dangerous mission to recover a stolen microchip and save Kane's wife and daughter."

Got that?

Usher lands atop the charts

Here I Stand

, the new album by superbad R&B crooner


, debuted this week at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. According to Nielsen SoundScan numbers, the CD sold 433,000 units to become the second-biggest debut of the year behind

Mariah Carey



, which moved 463,000 copies in its first week.

The soundtrack to the adult comedy

Sex and the City

, which features tunes by



Jennifer Hudson




Nina Simone

, is at No. 2, with 66,000 copies. Meanwhile,

3 Doors Down

's self-titled CD had a 59 percent sales decrease to fall from No. 1 to No. 3 with 63,000 copies.

Third baby for Agent Scully

Gillian Anderson

, whose eagerly awaited second



The X Files: I Want to Believe

, is due out July 25, is expecting her second baby with bf

Mark Griffiths

, says People. The couple already have a son,


, who was born in November 2006. Anderson also has 13-year-old daughter,


, with ex-husband

Clyde Klotz


Damon, rugby god

Variety says

Bourne Ultimatum

killer stud

Matt Damon

has signed to star in

Human Factor

. The

Clint Eastwood

-helmed flick is based on the true tale of a South African rugby team that became a symbol of hope and pride when President

Nelson Mandela

lobbied for the country to host the 1995 World Rugby Cup. Matt will play rugby stud and team captain

Francois Pienaar


Morgan Freeman

will play Mandela.

Yes? No!

Art rock ensemble


, which was to launch its 26-city, 40th anniversary tour next month in Quebec, won't. That's right, the whole tour, which was to hit the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City on July 25, is off.

Front man

Jon Anderson

, who was taken to the hospital last month after a severe asthma attack, says his health precludes the tour.

"In the wake of my recent respiratory attack, doctors have advised me to spend the coming months resting and recovering," Anderson said.

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