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Your Guide To Hollywood’s Cheaters And Homewreckers

“Life happens,” said the McCain camp about 17-year-old Bristol Palin‘s pregnancy. Life also “happens” in Hollywood, whether it’s on the set of a movie (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie), at home with the nanny (Jude Law), or even in a car with a prostitute (Hugh Grant).

Here at Scandalist we don’t judge extramarital affection — and we would never condone tagging an actor’s home with the word “SLUT” (poor Sienna Miller). Nonetheless, we’ve compiled a gallery of celebs who’ve been branded as cheaters and homewreckers. See their pictures. Read about their indiscretions.

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Gossip Break: Britney Might Bring It To SNL

  • It’s tough to know who T.I. voted for. Though the rapper did publicly endorse Obama, he does seem to like guns. [I'mNotObsessed]
  • Our prayers to the god of Cheetos and Frapuccinos have been answered — Britney Spears may host Saturday Night Live next month! [Just Jared]
  • If you thought Nic Cage was weird…check out his kid. [BWE.tv]
  • Cloris Leachman has hit the metaphorical Medical Alert Button on her career, and she’s moved on from reality television to Brad Pitt‘s next movie! [DListed]
  • A good man is hard to find — sign us up for dating website Throbbing Hearts!

[Photo credit: BritneySpears.com]

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Is Kim Selling Injured Boyfriend Out?

Kim Kardashian sure had us fooled with her Florence Nightingale act last week. After boyfriend Reggie Bush was injured and admitted to a hospital for surgery, Kim dutifully went to his bedside, spending her birthday there helping him recuperate.

This week, however, reports are surfacing that Ms. K. had herself and her man photographed while they partied in Vegas, possibly so that she could turn around and sell those photos.

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Skinny Britney Sweats In Tiny Shorts

Things keep looking better and better for Britney Spears. Just last year around this time, Britney was dressing up as a bar wench before swapping costumes with a stranger at an L.A. nightclub. Now she’s all about her comeback, as is evidenced from the above video from BritneySpears.com.

Another step in the right direction? Britney’s father Jamie Spears will remain conservator of her estate indefinitely. The agreement, previously set to expire on New Year’s Eve of this year, entitles Spears’ father to act on her behalf for all her financial and personal affairs. Brit’s dad, who’s been in control of her affairs since she was hospitalized last February, is now in charge indefinitely, and apparently, that’s the way Britney wants it. Her attorney reportedly explained she could have opposed the arrangement, but the singer supported it. [BritneySpears; AP]

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Joaquin Phoenix Quits Acting For Music

Joaquin Phoenix’s performance as Johnny Cash in Walk The Line may have gone to the actor’s head. At a recent benefit, Phoenix dropped a bombshell on the crowd. “I want to take this opportunity … to give you the exclusive and just talk a little bit about the fact that this will be my last performance as an actor. I’m not doing films anymore,” he told the crowd at an event in San Francisco.

Instead, Phoenix told the crowd, he’d like to focus on his music, and honestly, when uttered by an actor, are their two more terrifying words in the English language? Need we remind him of Keanu Reeves and the ill-fated Dogstar, or maybe we need to get nasty and lock Joaquin in a closet with only Eddie Murphy‘s “Party All The Time” and Bruce WillisThe Return of Bruno playing on repeat.

Why don’t you start with directing, Joaquin? Try that. [People; Image: Getty Images]

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Dita Decides On Witty Halloween Costume

Dita, Dita, Dita. Is there nothing you can’t do? Not only can she lounge around naked in a bathtub shaped like a martini glass and tolerate Marilyn Manson for years on end (two things that only strippers and, well, no one can do), she’s also quite the wit!

For Halloween this year, Dita Von Teese is planning on being normal. Says the burlesque dancer:

I’m going to look like a normal girl, put some bronzer on, some spray tan on and wear some jeans. People will ask me where my costume is! I would never do this in normal life, that’s why I’ll do it at Halloween. It’s a bit funny and people think I’m not wearing a costume but I really am.

Above is what we imagine Ms. Von Teese will look like, but after this, we think she needs a new shtick. We get it, Dita. You dress fancy. [INO via DListed]

[Photo: Splash News Online]

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Katy Perry Defends Self…With Spoon

You know what? We’re starting to like this girl-kissing Katy Perry. About a week ago, The Sun reported that Ms. Perry had outraged the families of knife-murder victims by posing with a knife in a recent promotional shot. Perry, not one to sit and take criticism where its unwarranted, responded on her own blog with the above photo and the following:

But I DO condone eating ice cream with a very large spoon.
Dear Sun:
You deserve a time out. Your “journalistic” approach has half the soul of the National Enquirer. Shame on you.

Some of us at Scandalist thought Katy should have apologized and others didn’t think she was being irresponsible at all. We just thought she looked mighty uncomfortable with a knife by her eye. But honestly, if we go after Perry for the tenuous connection between posing with a knife and insensitivity towards knifing victims, then where does it stop? Is Beyonce being callous to schizophrenics with I Am…Sasha Fierce! And how many animals had to die for Britney‘s weave?

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No Room For Mayer In Jen & Gerard Sandwich

Looks like we can probably put that rumor about Jennifer Aniston being engaged to John Mayer to rest — Janiston may be no more if Gerard Butler has anything to say about it.

According to Page Six, Aniston was seen out with Gerard Butler at Los Angeles’ Tower Bar just days after she’d allegedly gotten engaged to noted tomcat John Mayer. You’ll recall this isn’t the first time Jenny’s been spotted with the British actor — the two were cozy at last month’s Toronto Film Festival, and more recently, Gerard was spotted with serial MySpace updater Shanna Moakler.

“They were very affectionate to each other,” a source told the publication, who also mentioned that the pair were dining with another man in the hopes of throwing everyone off the trail of the romantic dinner. Which totally worked.

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Katy Perry Wedding Shocker: Left At The Altar!

In a video, that is. Having tried out the fairer sex in the video for “I Kissed A Girl,” Katy Perry goes boy crazy in the video for “Hot n Cold” — literally. Check out the behind-the-scenes footage of the sassy singer getting left at the altar and tracking down her man in this hilarious footage. Zebras, electro-loving vampires and Katy’s real parents are all involved, but don’t take our word for it — check out the clip here. And don’t worry…Katy Perry always gets her man.

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Fugees’ Pras Passes Bad Checks

Things have gotten pretty tough for former rap titans the Fugees. With incredibly talented (and possibly kooksville) Lauryn Hill M.I.A. in Jersey, and Wyclef Jean making all sorts of disparaging remarks about his former bandmate, Scandalist thought Pras was in good shape. Not so. MissInfo.tv is reporting that the former Fugee and one-time Ghetto Superstar is busying himself by passing bad checks.

After recording the as-yet unreleased Experience Magic, the singer rang up a $19,000 bill at Fight Klub studios — and neglected to pay. After attempting to get in touch with the rapper several times, studio owner Ray Devers contacted Channel 7 to ambush Pras, as only primetime news reporters can. Watch him get cornered in the clip above. [NYMag; MissInfo]