The Night Note: 2/24/10

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By Brendan Williams-Kief
|  Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010  |  Updated 7:01 PM EDT
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LEVIN TO GLEN BECK: 'STOP ACTING LIKE A CLOWN'
Conservative radio host Mark Levin is criticizing Glenn Beck’s widely publicized CPAC speech this weekend attacking Republicans.

Beck trashed the GOP as being “addicted to spending” during the keynote speech to the Conservative Political Action Committee Saturday and has been a major advocate of the tea party movement, even suggesting the formation of third party of grassroots conservative activists. (Politico)

PAPARAZZI FORCE CLOONEY TO SELL VILLA
The actor George Clooney is reported to be selling his villa on Lake Como because of harassment by paparazzi, a move which highlights the growing row over the invasion of celebrities' private lives.

A potential buyer of the Villa Oleandra at Laglio on Lake Como, which Clooney bought in 2002 for a reported $10 million (£6.5 million), is said to be the footballer David Beckham, who is playing for AC Milan.  (The Times)

'MISS BEVERLY HILLS' ACTUALLY FROM PASADENA
The City of Beverly Hills is unleashing some high-class fury at the woman claiming to be "Miss Beverly Hills" in the wake of a homophobic controversy started by pageant-wannabe Lauren Ashley ... a woman allegedly from (gasp!) Pasadena!

After Lauren started mouthing off about her Carrie Prejean-esque anti-gay marriage stance to the media recently (see the video), a rep from the city of Beverly Hills released a statement denouncing Ashley's opinions and making it clear that there is no "official" Miss Beverly Hills. (TMZ)

COPS: FL THIEVES OVERHEARD AFTER MISDIALING 911
Police say two Florida teenagers are facing charges after 911 dispatchers heard them talking about breaking into cars when one teen's cell phone accidentally called 911 during the heist.

Daytona Beach police say 19-year-old Stefanie Vargas and a 13-year-old are charged with burglary to a conveyance. (MSNBC)

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