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January 29, 2009|By From Sun news services

Naughty Monkey shoes, said to be Sarah Palin's, sell for $2,025 in auction

A pair of shoes allegedly worn by Gov. Sarah Palin during her campaign for vice president netted $2,025 in an online auction Tuesday morning, according to the Anchorage, Alaska, TV station KTUU.

The pair of red, Naughty Monkey Double-Dare pumps were sold in an eBay auction that ended Tuesday. They usually go for about $100.

Someone calling herself Palin's niece was selling the red shoes she said the governor gave her, according to the auction site. She claims that the shoes were purchased, not by the Republican National Committee, but by the governor herself at a Juneau store.

Autographed pictures of the governor wearing the shoes were also included in the auction, as well as a Sharpie pen Palin used for autographs during the campaign.

As part of the purchase agreement, the governor is supposed to autograph the shoes for the winning bidder, whose identity was not revealed on the eBay site.

'NCIS' actress to wed

Pauley Perrette, who plays Goth-Chick-from-Hades-meets-Disney's-Goofy criminologist Abby Sciuto on the popular series NCIS, is engaged to cameraman Michael Bosman after four years of dating.

Pauley explains it to Life & Style:

The wedding, she says, is "a celebration of ... how much we love each other and how much we appreciate those who have shown us so much ... love in our journey together."

Abby herself could probably not have said it any better.

Mom's unflappable

In an interview with CBS' Katie Couric, Justin Timberlake says an infamous video he made with Andy Samberg for the Dec. 16, 2006, Saturday Night Live was a hit with his mom.

She thought it was funny, he said of the video in which both men offered a piece of their anatomy in a gift-wrapped box.

"You gotta meet my mom," he said. "She's a pretty edgy chick!"

The interview is scheduled as part of next week's pre-Grammy special.

Baby talk

Maryland band Good Charlotte guitarist Billy Martin and his wife Linzi, a hairstylist, have welcomed a son, People magazine reports on its Web site. Dreavyn Kingslee Martin was born Jan. 26 in Pasadena, Calif. He is the couple's first child.

"It is hands-down the most amazing thing that has ever happened in my life," Martin, 27, says. "We can see so much of my wife and I in him already!"

Light on his feet?

Donny Osmond, 51, says he's seriously considering appearing on ABC's Dancing with the Stars - but not until the fall. On Monday, he said during the Bonnie Hunt Show, "I can't let my sister upstage me." Marie Osmond was a contestant in the fall of 2007.

No fooling

20th Century Fox has assembled a creative team to turn the1980s TV series The A-Team into a summer 2010 film, Variety reports on its Web site.

Joe Carnahan will direct and Ridley Scott will produce, with brother Tony Scott executive producing through their Scott Free banner.

Another producer will be Stephen J. Cannell, who created the TV series, which starred George Peppard and Baltimore native Dwight Schultz and made a household name of Mr. T.

Carnahan and the Scott brothers say the series premise - Vietnam vets convicted of armed robbery escape from military prison and became do-gooder mercenaries - will be the template for an action film, with the Middle East will replacing Vietnam.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS

Actor John Forsythe, 91.

Author Germaine Greer, 70.

Actor Tom Selleck, 64.

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey, 55.

Actor Edward Burns, 41.

Actress Sara Gilbert, 34.

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