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On pratfall, Lopez jokes: 'I meant to do that'

That little pratfall that Jennifer Lopez took at the American Music Awards?

All part of the plan.

That's what a laughing Lopez told Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio show the day after the slip that became watercooler talk in offices around the country.

"Did I trip a little bit? I don't even remember," Lopez, 40, joked on Monday morning. "Yeah, I meant to do that. That was part of the choreography."

Seriously, though, Lopez accepted props for her rapid recovery.

"The measure of things isn't what happens when you fall, it's how you recover when you fall," she said.

Kate rejects Jon's peace offering

Not even red roses can win over Kate Gosselin .

The "Jon and Kate Plus 8" star was presented with a bouquet of long-stemmed roses from her estranged ex, Jon , during the couple's divorce arbitration hearing Saturday at a Pennsylvania courthouse, People.com reported.

Embarrassingly, the tactic didn't work _ Kate refused the gift and left the courthouse empty-handed.

"This has been called the real-life 'War of the Roses,'" said Jon's lawyer Mark Heller, referring to Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner's 1989 comedy in which they played battling spouses. "And he brought that as a peace offering to break the ice and try to bring the war to an end."

Although they were scheduled to have a two-day arbitration, Jon and Kate reportedly hammered out the details of their divorce — including custody of their eight children, child support and the division of assets — in 5 1/2 hours Saturday, instead of continuing on Monday.

Clooney on romance

Ladies' man George Clooney isn't short on romance pointers _ even if they're for a younger, female costar.

"He had rules for me about dating and stuff. It was really sweet," Anna Kendrick said at Saturday's press day for their new comedy/drama "Up in the Air," out Dec. 4.

"It's funny, actually. A friend of his that was his age (48) was dating somebody younger than me. He thought that was fine. I was like, 'What would you say to me if I were dating somebody your age?' He said, 'Oh no, absolutely not.' "

The 24-year-old admits, "He had this kind of older brother thing with me." And, her character, who has romantic tension with Clooney in the film, jokes, "Is he too old for me? Yes. George Clooney is too old for me."

Another year older

Today's birthdays: Rock drummer Pete Best , 68... actor-comedian Billy Connolly , 67... Motion Picture Association of America Chairman and CEO Dan Glickman , 65... actor Colin Hanks , 32... actress Katherine Heigl , 31.

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