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November 19, 2008 

Not Hot

There was a show back in the day called "Are You Hot?" and Rachel Hunter and the Lorenzo Lamas were judges. In 2003, Kim from "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" was on it (see above).

Needless to say, she received a unanimous "NOT HOT!"

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November 18, 2008 

For Ryan?

"It's kind of personal. It's a sunrise, and it makes me happy when I look at it."

--Scarlett Johansson, on the new tattoo on her forearm

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Yowzah. Check out Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland." It's like Edward Scissorhands meets Sweeney Todd meets Willy Wonka.

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November 17, 2008 


I hate spam comments!!!!!!!! How do I get rid of them/stop them from commenting?

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November 13, 2008 

Headed to Wisteria Lane?

Is Alaska's Gov. Sarah Palin headed to "Desperate Housewives"? Series creator Marc Cherry is "very hot to trot to have her appear on the season-five finale," Hollywood p.r. man Hal Lifson, who's not involved with the show, said. "Marc is highly enamored of Sarah and sees her as the ultimate guest star [playing] a similar version of herself. The idea has gone over surprisingly well with execs at Disney, who see it as a blockbuster based on Sarah's huge ratings on 'Saturday Night Live.' " Cherry declined to comment. An ABC rep said, "There's no truth to it."

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Police have identified the woman found dead outside American Idol judge Paula Abdul's house as season 5 contestant Paula Goodspeed, whose performance of "Proud Mary" was mocked by judges. (See below for the video).

Goodspeed, 30 -- who was infatuated with Abdul and admitted she made "life-sized drawings of Paula" during her 2006 audition -- died of an apparent drug overdose in an apparent suicide, the Associated Press reports. No official cause of death has been determined.

Goodspeed's body was found in her car -- which featured a license plate "ABL LV" and had a photo of Abdul hanging from the rear view mirror -- outside the judge's Los Angeles home Tuesday night around 6 p.m.

Abdul -- who was working on Idol all day -- was not home at the time. She returned late in the evening after the scene had cleared. “I am deeply saddened and shocked about what transpired yesterday," she tells in a statement. "My heart and prayers go out to her family.” Her rep tells Entertainment Tonight that the woman had been an extreme fan and had "issues." They knew about her for "several years," her rep adds.

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November 12, 2008 

I Guess He Loves Hannah Montana

First off, I thought Stephen Baldwin vowed to move to Canada if Obama won. Looks like he's still around.

Second, it's super-creepy that he got Hannah Montana's (a.k.a. Miley Cyrus) initials tattooed on his arm. According to TMZ, at some White House event last year, Miley Cyrus dared Stephen to get Hannah Montana's initials tattooed somewhere on his busted body. If he did it, she would let him guest star on her show. Well, yesterday at one of his book signings in Nashville, Stephen showed Miley his tattoo. He went through his part of the deal, so she has to get through hers. Miley agreed that she'd let him cameo on her show.


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A New Daniel-Son?

Will Smith's son, Jaden, will appear in a remake of Karate Kid, written just for him. The 10-year-old - who's currently a martial arts practitioner - starred with his dad in 2006's The Pursuit of Happyness.

The script, which is still being written, will be similar to the 1984 franchise, in which a bullied kid learns to stand up for himself with the help of his quirky karate coach, according to Variety. But instead of Hawaii, the flick will be filmed in Beijing, China, in 2009. No release date is set. Dad Will is to serve as producer.

The presidents of Columbia Pictures told Variety they wanted to resurrect the original film series, which starred Ralph Macchio. Hilary Swank appeared in 1994's The Next Karate Kid. Jaden's next sci-fi drama, The Day the Earth Stood Still, hits theaters Dec. 12. It co-stars Keanu Reaves.

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November 11, 2008 


Check out the new Dior ads featuring Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard. The print campaign, which is meant to evoke a cinematic feel, will feature the actress in a narrative of mystery and romance. In this first ad, Marion, dressed in Dior S/S 09, poses atop the Eiffel Tower clutching the timeless and classic “Lady Dior” bag.

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How Are They Still Around?

Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are following in Britney's footsteps!

The Hills stars are guest starring on How I Met Your Mother in an episode set to air this January, CBS told Usmagazine.comin a statement Monday. “Heidi and I are honored to be part of such a successful show," Pratt said. He joked: "I don’t want to give anything away...but I’m the Mother.”'

"They will be playing magazine cover-versions of themselves as Marshall (Jason Segel) desperately searches for a place to “read a magazine” while at the office," CBS said in the statement. "Montag and Pratt will taunt and tease Marshall from the confines of his current copy of Them Weekly." Montag and Pratt will film their segments this week.

"We can confirm that Heidi and Spencer will appear on the show, but we can't give away anything specific about the episode," Co-creator and Executive-Producer Craig Thomas said. "All we can say is that they play themselves."

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November 10, 2008 

Kill the Lights

So, what do we think of Brit Brit's new tune, "Kill the Lights?"

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What's Happened to You, Courtney?

Whoa. She's looking more and more like Marilyn Manson every day.

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November 07, 2008 


Kendra Wilkinson of The Girls Next Door is engaged to football star Hank Baskett, according to her ex-boyfriend Hugh Hefner, who plans to give her away at a ceremony at the Playboy Mansion.

"[She] has met someone who she would like to spend the rest of her life with," Hefner said in a statement on Thursday. The Playboy mogul says Baskett, a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, proposed to Wilkinson on Saturday. "I have given her my blessing and will be giving her away at a very special wedding ceremony at the Playboy Mansion this coming June," the statement adds.

Wilkinson isn't the only Girl Next Door finding love outside the Playboy Mansion. Costar Holly Madison, also one of Hefner's former girlfriends, recently stepped out with magician Criss Angel.

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November 03, 2008 

Poor Ken

Jessica Simpson's rep has confirmed the singer's hairstylist Ken Paves was rushed to the hospital early Sunday morning after being injured by paparazzi.

According to, as Simpson and her entourage were leaving L.A. eatery Madeo, they were mobbed by photographers. In the madness, one snapper hit Paves near his eye with a part of a camera, leaving him with blood trickling down his face.

Once Paves got in the car, Simpson's driver took them to Cedar-Sinai hospital in West Hollywood, where she accompanied her friend inside the building. As of right now, no police reports have been filed.

Earlier in the day, Simpson attended her sister Ashlee's baby shower at the Bel Air hotel.

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