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March 31, 2008 

Game, Set, Match

It's love - love for Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker – they're engaged!

The tennis star is officially off the market after popping the question to Decker last Tuesday, sources, including Decker's rep, confirmed.

The pair, who have been dating since 2007, first met after Roddick, 25, asked his agent to track down a number for Decker, 20, a model who has appeared in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. No word yet on a wedding date.

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March 28, 2008 

Quote of the Week

"I love Africa in general. South Africa and West Africa. They are both great countries." --Paris Hilton

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March 27, 2008 

Classy!

Look what you can now buy in the pregnancy test/condom section of your local drug store. The DNA test costs $29.95 and it contains a swab, a consent form and an envelope. The swab is used to collect saliva from baby, mommy and possibly daddy. You then mail the swab to a lab for an additional $119. It takes 3 to 5 business days to get your results by mail, email or their online service.

What will Maury Povich do for a show now???

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Splitsville

It's over between Robin Williams and his wife, Marsha Garces Williams. Marsha filed for divorce in San Francisco last Friday citing irreconcilable differences after 19 years of marriage. They met while Williams was married to his first wife, Valerie Velardi, and Marsha was working as the couple's nanny. The couple, who have two children together, had gone through a rough patch over the past few years, most recently in 2006, when Williams checked himself into rehab for alcoholism.

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Let's Hope Not

Network chiefs at CBS are so thrilled with Britney Spears' guest appearance on How I Met Your Mother, they want to give Brit her own show. The pop singer's cameo as a secretary on this week's episode attracted 10 million viewers--its highest ever ratings.

The network is planning to hand Spears future guest appearances, before creating her own spin-off sitcom. Sources told the National Enquirer: "Britney did a great job playing the cute, funny receptionist, and really enjoyed herself. Doing a TV show will help Britney keep focused, plus keep her in Los Angeles, where she can see her kids regularly and create a positive work routine."

Posted by Lawren at 05:30 AM | Comments (81) | Trackbacks (0)

Busted

Richie Sambora was pulled over Tuesday night in Laguna Beach for driving erratically, and arrested for driving whilst intoxicated. He also had his 10-year-old daughter Ava in the car.

Not cool.

Posted by Lawren at 05:28 AM | Comments (121) | Trackbacks (0)

March 26, 2008 

Gross

Get this woman some facial blotting tissues or oil-absorbing powder, STAT!

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Six Degrees of Candidates

This could make for one odd family reunion: Barack Obama is a distant cousin of actor Brad Pitt, and Hillary Rodham Clinton is related to Pitt's girlfriend, Angelina Jolie.

Researchers at the New England Historic Genealogical Society found some remarkable family connections for the three presidential candidates — Democratic rivals Obama and Clinton, and Republican John McCain.

Clinton, who is of French-Canadian descent on her mother's side, is also a distant cousin of singers Madonna, Celine Dion and Alanis Morissette. Obama, the son of a white woman from Kansas and a black man from Kenya, can call six U.S. presidents, including George W. Bush, his cousins. McCain is a sixth cousin of first lady Laura Bush.

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No More

And what do you guys think of Heidi Montag's new song? Click here to listen. It's appropriately titled "No More."

Can't wait to see what Spencer does w/ his Handycam for the vid.

Posted by Lawren at 05:41 AM | Comments (817) | Trackbacks (0)

March 24, 2008 

Cut It!

When is Kate Hudson going to cut her poor child's hair? It looks awful.

Before long, he'll look as ridiculous as Rene Charles:

Posted by Lawren at 05:35 AM | Comments (1114) | Trackbacks (0)

Removing Charlie

Denise Richards made her way to Kat Von D’s tattoo parlour Friday to get rid of her Charlie tattoo. She reportly covered it up with a fairy.

In related news, Kat Von D and Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx are a hot, new item.

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WTF?

Is Clay serious w/ this new album cover photo?

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March 20, 2008 

The Twins!


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Pregs?



Is Fergie sporting a lovely lady lump?

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Weird

A 48-year-old construction worker committed suicide at Mel Gibson’s Agoura Hills home near Malibu.

Law enforcement sources say when the body was found it was in “full-body rigor mortis” and even though they received the call at 8:07 AM this morning, the hanging could have happened last night.

Neither Mel nor his family were at the site when the body was found. The home is undergoing heavy construction.

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If It Makes You Happy

Sheryl Crow has reportedly found a new man who just happens to be Elizabeth Hurley's ex-boyfriend, Steve Bing. She is said to have been dating him since her pal Jennifer Aniston introduced them. Star magazine's source claimed:

"A few weeks ago things got a little more intimate between them. They are really bonding - they have more in common than anyone thought."

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March 19, 2008 

Whatever Happened To...

John Mason, who was once engaged to Jennifer Wilbanks (a.k.a the "Runaway Bride"), has gotten married – but not to Wilbanks.

Mason, 35, and Shelley Martin, 34, wed in a quiet ceremony in front of their families at his parents' home in Duluth, Ga. on Sat. March 15. "We were very, very happy for him," says Claude Mason, the groom's father, who officiated at the ceremony. Claude is an attorney who also serves as an associate municipal judge in Suwanee, Ga.

The groom's mother, Vicki, oversaw the wedding's floral arrangements, which included lots of pink roses. In April 2005, Mason's wedding to Wilbanks was canceled after she disappeared just four days before they were to exchange vows. It was later revealed that she faked her own kidnapping.

Mason is currently the general manager of Mason Primary Care, a family medical facility in Duluth. The bride is in pharmaceutical sales. They couple met through Martin's cousin, who was once a high school classmate of Mason's, Claude said.

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Kirstie Signs w/ Harpo

Kirstie Alley has signed a deal with Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions to develop television projects — which could include her own daily show.

“Kirstie is a tremendous talent who is incredibly relatable and a true fan favorite,” said Tim Bennett, president of Harpo Productions.

The actress, 57, recently stepped away from her role as an official spokeswoman for Jenny Craig, and announced plans to launch her own weigh-loss brand. Alley, who notably modeled a bikini The Oprah Winfrey Show after losing 75 lbs., said she hopes her willingness to be honest and open will come together to help her “offer something totally fresh for the television audience.”

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Get A Haircut

"I'm 43, single and I sit at home a lot. That's not what I was supposed to accomplish in being a rock star" - Adam Duritz of Counting Crows to Blender.

Really? With a killer look like that? That's just shocking.

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Lipstick Love

Recently divorced Lindsay Price, 31, has found a new fling - 26-year-old Robert Buckley, her steamy, younger "Lipstick Jungle" co-star. Sources say they started dating recently and are "going out together all the time." Price, whom our spies spotted snuggling with Buckley at Cowgirl in the West Village last week, divorced her producer husband, Shawn Piller, last year.

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March 18, 2008 

WTF?

And, here I had such faith that Halle would come up w/ a beautiful, normal name. Alas, not so much.

She's burdened her chid w/ the following name: Nahla Ariela Aubry

WTF?

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March 17, 2008 

Berry Baby!

Halle Berry – who only recently said, "I want to stay pregnant forever" – had a baby girl Sunday and "is doing great," her rep has confirmed.

The father is Gabriel Aubry. Berry, 41, and the 32-year-old model met while shooting a Versace ad in Los Angeles in November 2005 and first stepped out publicly together three months later at the February 2006 opening of a Versace boutique in New York City.

Posted by Lawren at 05:55 AM | Comments (1) | Trackbacks (0)

Cheesecake Factory

Gigglesugar poses the question: What's cheesier? Men who highlight or men who flatiron?

Hmmm...I'm just not sure. I'm going to have to go w/ men who highlight. You?

Posted by Lawren at 05:54 AM | Comments (6) | Trackbacks (0)

Greasy Thief?

Brandon "Greasy Bear" Davis, grandson of the late oil billionaire Marvin Davis, has worn out his welcome as a houseguest of one of his few friends, music producer Scott Storch. The other night, "Brandon and Scott went out and Brandon went back to Scott's place and crashed on the couch," a source said. "The next morning, when Scott got up, Brandon was already gone - and so was Scott's $100,000 diamond encrusted watch that had been in the same room the night before. Scott called Brandon and told him the watch was missing but, 'It's OK - I just got a new security system, so everything's on tape.'"

After learning he'd be caught, Davis "started crying hysterically and saying, 'Please don't tell anyone - I'll bring it back.' Scott felt bad for him and got his watch back like an hour later, so he didn't call the police." When Page Six asked Storch about the episode, he would only say, "I heard about this. Give peace a chance."

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March 13, 2008 

NOOOOOO!

K-Fed is angry! The 29 year old “rapper” thought he was headed to Broadway.

Kevin Federline won’t be headed to Broadway after all. The rapper, 29, was in talks for a trio of roles in Legally Blonde — including the UPS guy who inspires the “bend and snap.”

A source said, “It fell apart. He is really upset because he wanted it to happen.” The source adds that it was a “money issue.” Federline, says the source, “still wants to do it and maybe it can be saved, but for now it’s not happening.”

God help Broadway if they ever let that no-talent assclown on stage!

Posted by Lawren at 05:51 AM | Comments (1) | Trackbacks (0)

Don't Say Her Name 3 Times

Did you watch Idol last night? I was totally codeine'd out, but I saw some highlights this morning. I have to agree w/ TMZ...she DOES look like Beetlejuice!

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Illin'

Sorry about the lack of posting yesterday. As Miranda Priestly said, I have become "an incubus of viral plague."

A lotta good that flu shot did.

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March 11, 2008 

Brooke Fights Back

Brooke Hogan, daughter of Hulk Hogan and star of "Hogan Knows Best," is lashing out at her former friend, Christiane Plante, 33, for having a fling with her dad. Last week, Plante spoke to the National Enquirer about her romance with Hulk that broke up his 24-year marriage to wife Linda. Brooke, 19, writes on her MySpace blog: "I think she shoulda thought about what kinda press she was gonna get when she slept with her best friend's famous father . . . I think we're all seeing just exactly how karma works Christiane. Nothing you say will ever put my family back together."

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Trouble in Paradise?

Problems at the Playboy Mansion?

Posted by Lawren at 05:28 AM | Comments (5) | Trackbacks (0)

Brit's Heading Back to TV

Suit up, Britney Spears! The pop star is heading back to TV, scoring a guest role on CBS’s How I Met Your Mother, a rep for the show confirmed.

The news comes after Spears’s father and conservator, Jamie, gave his daughter permission to appear on the sitcom, according to TMZ.

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March 10, 2008 

Initial Bling

For Benji Madden? Bowel Movement? Bitchy Maiden?

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Kimora Is Pregnant?

Is Kimora Lee Simmons going to be a mom again? The New York Post's Page Six reports that she and actor boyfriend Djimon Hounsou are expecting a baby.

The Post cited an unnamed source confirming the baby news. A rep for Simmons said: "I have no comment at this time." Simmons, 32, and Hounsou, 43, went on their first date – dinner with friends at L.A.’s Mr. Chow restaurant – last February, and the romance quickly heated up.

The fashion designer has two daughters, Ming Lee, 8, and Aoki Lee, 5, with ex-husband, Phat Farm and Def Jam founder Russell Simmons.

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Adding to the Family

Matt Damon's family is expanding: The actor and wife Luciana are expecting another baby, his rep said.

"They couldn't be happier," says Allen. "They're so excited!"

The current Sexiest Man Alive, 37, and his wife, 32, stepped out Sunday night at the Empire Film Awards in London – with Luciana glowing (and sporting a baby bump). This is the third child for the family: Daughter Isabella was born in June 2006, and Luciana has a 9-year-old daughter, Alexia, from a previous marriage.

The actor is currently shooting the CIA thriller Green Zone in Morocco.

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March 07, 2008 

Trippin'

Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush were seen jumping off a 50-foot cliff into a river while climbing waterfalls in the Dominican Republic, where they stayed at the Maxim Bungalows for his birthday weekend.

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Roughing It

I hope Jessica Simpson doesn't mind shacking up in bunk beds. When the primped and heeled Simpson leaves for Kuwait today with the Pussycat Dolls, the whole crew will be ditching their usual hotel rooms and limos for sleeping bags and bunks. "Jessica will be roughing it," said a source. "They're receiving no special treatment." Simpson, along with the Dolls, the band Disturbed and comic Carlos Mencia, will perform for troops Monday. The show will air live on MySpace.com.

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Oh, Miranda

Cynthia Nixon hasn't really talked much about her 4-year relationship with Christine Marinoni. The two live in Brooklyn together with Cynthia's two kids. Cynthia ended her relationship with her children's daddy the same year she hooked up with Christine.

Cynthia told OK! Magazine, "I'm in a fantastic relationship. It's been about four years. I'm in love with [Christine] because she's her. If she were a man, would I be in love with her? I don't know. We shop and cook and raise children - we both pitch in."

Cynthia also said her kids were fine with her coming out, "My son was very little [when it happened], but my daughter has a gay uncle [and her godmothers] are lesbians."

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March 06, 2008 

So Sad

Patrick Swayze, who starred in Dirty Dancing and Ghost, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, his doctor says.

"Patrick has a very limited amount of disease and he appears to be responding well to treatment thus far," Dr. George Fisher says in a statement. "All of the reports stating the time frame of his prognosis and his physical side effects are absolutely untrue. We are considerably more optimistic."

The actor's rep adds: "Patrick is continuing his normal schedule during this time, which includes working on upcoming projects. The outpouring of support and concern he has already received from the public is deeply appreciated by Patrick and his family."

Give it up for some of my favorite Patrick moments:

And, last, but CERTAINLY not least...this gem:
Chippendale dancers

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Why Can't I Think Of Something Like That?

Investor Warren Buffett and Microsoft founder Bill Gates still lead the pack when it comes to being well-heeled, but in terms of new riches, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is a force to be reckoned with.

Worth $1.5 billion, the 23-year-old debuts on this year's Forbes magazine's list of the World's Billionaires – where he is ranked 785th. First- and third-ranked Buffett and Gates (who held the top spot for the previous 13 years running) have fortunes valued at $62 billion and $58 billion, respectively. No. 2 on the list, Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim Helu, has $60 billion, says Forbes.

According to the publication, Zuckerberg is the youngest self-made man ever to make its list. For the record, this year's World's Richest Woman, with $22.9 billion and a 17 ranking on the list, is France's Liliane Bettencourt, 85. Her father was the founder of L'Oréal.

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March 05, 2008 

One Inch Rule

Kimora Lee Simmons is a nonsinging diva. That's why she has a contract rider, like the ones used on concert tours, for personal appearances. "She demands that someone stand by and refill her champagne glass whenever it gets below one inch, that the water is Fiji only and that the place provide fans that blow on her in case it gets hot," said an insider. Simmons' rep said, "She does only drink Fiji water but these reports are completely false and inaccurate."

Posted by Lawren at 06:39 AM | Comments (83) | Trackbacks (0)

Keep The Lights On

Are you a fan of Friday Night Lights? Are you devastated at the prospect of the show going off the air? Well, go buy some lightbulbs!

VH1’s Best Week Ever is challenging true FNL’s fans to keep the show alive by sending NBC’s Ben Silverman as many lightbulbs as possible to in fact, “keep the lights on”.

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Dannielyn Could Inherit Millions

A petition to have Anna Nicole Smith's 18-month-old daughter Dannielynnn declared the sole heir to her estate was approved Tuesday by a Los Angeles judge.

In court papers filed in Superior Court Oct. 18, 2007, Howard K. Stern, the executor of Smith's estate, sought to clarify Smith's intentions in her July 2001 will, drafted five years before Dannielynn Hope's September 2006 birth. (Smith died in February 2007.) "We and Mr. Stern always believed that Anna Nicole never intended to disinherit her daughter,"' Stern's lawyer, Bruce S. Ross, said after Tuesday's hearing. "I'm pleased to say this chapter in the saga is closed."

The toddler could conceivably inherit millions from the fortune of Smith's late husband, oil man J. Howard Marshall, whose estate is still tied up in litigation in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition to confirming Dannielynn as Anna Nicole's sole heir, Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff's ruling also establishes a trust on her behalf with Stern and Birkhead as its co-trustees, Ross said.

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March 04, 2008 

Tony Blair

I got a chance to see Tony Blair speak last night at my alma mater. It was a really good speech, in my opinion. Click here to read more about it and watch his speech.

"And what has happened today in the year 2008 is that this idea of interdependence that was a sort of political cliché has actually come to fulfillment. We are interdependent today. No one country is strong enough, not even this country -- powerful and great though it is -- is strong enough to be able to handle and to meet the global challenges that we face on its own."

The other highlight of my visit back to campus was that I got my Marvin's fix. :)

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March 03, 2008 

Gross

Amy Winehouse has been diagnosed with impetigo, which she’s been told can be highly contagious. Because of that she’s been put on antibiotics. Hence, why her mouth is swollen.

Click below for what WebMD has to say about impetigo.

Continue reading "Gross"
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The Names!

J.Lo and Marc have finally announced the names of their babies (And, they are totally normal!): Max and Emme

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The Next Elle

The hardbodies at Club H on West 55th Street broke down laughing when nine platinum blondes, decked out in hot pink workout gear, strolled in Friday and began exercising with pink dumbbells, pink abdominal balls and wiping down with pink towels. "They were so cute, they were singing showtunes," said our spy. The group was filming "Legally Blonde: The Search for the New Elle Woods," a new MTV reality show to air this spring in which one contestant is chosen to replace Broadway star Laura Bell Bundy in the lead role. Hailey Duff, who was coaching the girls at the gym, will host.

I need to get on that show!

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More Chins Than Chinatown

This is what happens when you lose too much weight and your skin can't catch up.

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