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Hugh Hefner Moves On With Another 25-Year-Old Playmate

To everything there is a season: a time for joy, a time for sorrow. A time to date the girl on your right, and a time to date the girl on your left…at least if you’re Hugh Hefner. The octagenarian has reportedly gotten over his split with fiancee Crystal Harris (pictured on the right) by spending time with Miss January 2011 Anna Sophia Berglund (pictured on his left). According to TMZ, Berglund now sleeps in his bed and spent a recent movie date smooching up a a storm with the elderly magnate. And we all wondered if he’d ever get over last week’s heartbreak!

Don’t expect Harris to be too bothered by this sudden recovery. “Crystal came by to see how I’ve been doing,” Hefner tweeted yesterday. “We remain close friends.” Meanwhile, Harris and Berglund are apparently planning a trip to Hershey, Pennsylvania. Gee, Harris breaks up with her elderly fiance, claiming she can’t handle his Playboy lifestyle.” Now he’s smooching the young thing they posed with at events, and Harris seems dandy with both. One of these people just isn’t being straight with us…if any of them are.

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Jackass Star Ryan Dunn Dies In Car Crash

TMZ is reporting that Jackass star Ryan Dunn died in a car crash late last night in West Goshen Township, PA. Dunn tweeted a photo of himself drinking earlier that night, though it is unclear who was driving the vehicle. Aside from his notorious exploits on the hit MTV show and movie series—which included visiting a doctor with a toy car up his butt—Dunn starred in  Bam Margera‘s film Haggard, and just began hosting Proving Ground on G4, a show devoted to testing whether video game tricks could be replicated in real life. He was also set to make the pot comedy Mustache Riders with Bam Margera, Johnny Knoxville and Willie Nelson. Dunn turned 34 earlier this month.

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Amy Winehouse Bombs In Belgrade, Cancels Shows

Maybe she knew this would get bigger headlines than a good show? Amy Winehouse canceled several shows on her current European tour after Saturday’s opening concert in Belgrade consisted of 70 minutes of slurring, stumbling and shoe-tossing (she did however, hug a few fans up front). According to the Daily Mail, huge efforts were taken by her management to keep Amy nowhere near booze before the performance, but…well…yeah.

Scrapping dates in Istanbul and Athens, Winehouse won’t be back on stage until at least July 8th. “Despite feeling sure that she wanted to fulfill these commitments, she has agreed with management that she cannot perform to the best of her ability and will return home,” said her rep in a statement.  “She would like to apologize to fans expecting to see her at the shows but feels that this is the right thing to do.” Winehouse has been in out of rehab for about as long as we’ve known her name, with her last stint less than a month ago.

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Phantom Sequel Love Never Dies Closing In UK: Will It Ever Open In The US?

You know your sequel’s a flop when it closes before the original. Though Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s Phantom Of The Opera is still running in London’s West End after almost 25 years, Webber’s long-heralded follow-up Love Never Dies has announced plans to close this August, less than 2 years after its March 2010 debut. Like a certain Spider-musical that just opened on Broadway, Dies was in the works for over a decade (Webber first announced it in 1990!), opened to horrible reviews and closed for a period to allow for major re-tooling.

Love Never Dies was announced to open on Broadway in 2010 before Webber was diagnosed with cancer, pushing the date to Spring 2011. When the UK show turned out to be less than a smash, Dies‘ US run was delayed indefinitely. An Australian version with big changes just opened to decent reviews, and if that one has legs, Dies may well join Phantom—the longest running musical in Broadway historyon the great white way. But with the industry still enduring its superhero headache, you can bet everyone’s willing to wait a while before risking another big fiasco.

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Brooke Mueller Photographed Acting Sketchy Again In Maui

Remember how Charlie Sheen‘s ex-wife Brooke Mueller went back to rehab in April after she was spotted pawning jewelry in California? Well, Mueller and twins Bob and Max are on vacation in Maui this week, and TMZ has photos of Brooke wandering around alone in a cap and sweats, chatting outside of cars driven by skeevy young men, with a wad of cash in her hand. While it’s circumstantial evidence at best, if we’d just left rehab after a custody battle with a famous sitcom star, we’d probably avoid providing the paparazzi with photos that look a whole lot like a drug deal.

Sheen and Mueller just hashed out a joint custody agreement of the twins (who thankfully weren’t present for mommy’s cash transaction) this month, but if Brooke doesn’t come out with a good excuse for these photos, it seems likely Charlie might take another crack at gaining full custody of the kids. Sure, he’s got a storied history of drug abuse himself (not to mention a misdemeanor assault conviction following a fight with Mueller), but if he was doing public drug buys—or anything that could be construed as one—we’re pretty sure we’d hear about it. And hey,we’re sure Denise Richards would be happy to babysit!

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Matthew McConaughey Turns Marlboro Man: Love It Or Hate It?

Howdy, partner! While last night’s Bernie premiere wasn’t the first time Matthew McConaughey has shown off his new ‘stache, his decision to top off his ensemble with a cowboy hat certainly brings out the Marlboro Man vibe—or the John Holmes vibe depending on your cultural reference point. Do you dig the look, or would you rather he bring back the smooth-faced Surfer, Dude aesthetic we’ve seen for years? Check out the gallery below for shots of mustachioed Mateo with wife Camila Alves and co-stars Jack Black and Shirley MacLaine. You have to assume movie is relatively serious if Jack isn’t pulling his Kung Fu Panda craziness on the carpet.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Bought Blake Lively $70k In Gifts On European Vacation

How awesome was Leonardo DiCaprio & Blake Lively‘s dalliance in Europe last month? According to In Touch Weekly, Leo bought Blake $70,000 in gifts, including jewelry, perfume and other fashion accessories. ““He bought her anything she wanted,” says their source. “Leo actually loves to shop and get gifts for family and friends…He later surprised her with other gifts as well.” Aww, just like Richard Gere in Pretty Woman. Not that we’re saying Blake is a ho or anything. Really, we’re not. Uh…Green Lantern! Now in theaters!

While it sounds like everyone had a lovely time in Europe, In Touch doesn’t sound too sure Blake & Leo’s relationship will even last as long as Leo’s run with Bar Refaeli did. “Blake can get really insecure out in public. It’s one of the main reasons she hates going out. [Leo] loves to be out at night, and tends to hit clubs and parties almost every night,” says their source. “Blake and [ex-boyfriend] Penn Badgely stayed in all the time. They watched movies and hung out in their pajamas all the time. Leo is definitely not going to be that guy.” Ah well, they’ll always have Europe…and she’ll always have those gifts.

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Rebecca Black Pulls “Friday” Video Offline Over Contract Dispute

Thank goodness we as a people already saw Rebecca Black’s “Friday” video over 160 million times—we may never see it again! The singer has pulled the video off YouTube after the geniuses at Ark Entertainment tried to turn the clip into a rental, requiring you to pay $2.99 to watch it for three days. Since Black and Ark are already tangling over who exactly owns the rights to what, with her parents threatening to sue, the family decided to curb Ark’s bizarre last dash for cash.

Thankfully, we still have access to Rebecca Black’s live renditions of “Friday,” her appearance in Katy Perry’s “TGIF” video, Stephen Colbert’s version of “Friday,The Easybeats‘ “Friday On My Mind,” The Cure‘s “Friday I’m In Love,” Loverboy‘s “Working For The Weekend,” and countless other weekend jams to get us through this loss. Plus, we’re sure you can still find the clip somewhere on line if you really, really wanted to. Hey, maybe your great-grandmother hasn’t seen it yet.

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Ken Jeong’s CPR PSA Unsurprisingly Involves Disco, Screaming

Ken Jeong may have traded his medical career for movie stardom after making his debut in Knocked Up, but he’s still looking out for our health. Not only does the Hangover star still renew his medical license, he’s filmed a PSA to promote proper CPR administration for the American Heart Association. Of course—this being a video with Ken Jeong in it—there’s also ridiculous dance moves, screaming and a bizarre plot involving charades. But the silliness hardly gets in the way of the message: we’ll never forget the correct rhythm for CPR now that Dr. Ken’s shown us.

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Paris Hilton And Cy Waits Hit “Rough Patch” Over Reality Show?


Sources tell Page Six that Paris Hilton and Cy Waits are going through some relationship difficulties following the debut (and failure) of The World According To Paris. “He finds it hard to be in the spotlight and [deal with] the attention and stress on the relationship that comes with it,” said one, though it’s hard to understand how he started dating Paris if the “spotlight” if a problem for him. “They are done,” said another. “She doesn’t want anyone to hold her back.” Hey, maybe she can find an actual celebrity to impress us with! We might watch her show if she got one of those.

Cy denied the drama (“We’re great. I love her more than ever”), while admitting he doesn’t like to attention her show is giving their relationship. There’s some good news, though: if ratings remain weak, this undue attention to their love life may take care of itself.

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