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Travis Barker, DJ AM In Critical Condition After Fatal Plane Crash

At 11:53PM last night a private Learjet carrying Travis Barker and DJ AM crashed while taking off in Columbia, South Carolina. The plane, which was supposed to travel to Van Nuys, California, overran the runway, broke through a fence, and crossed a highway before colliding with a shoulder alongside the road. A driver who witnessed the crash said the plane looked like a fireball as it crossed the highway. Barker and DJ AM were admitted to the Joseph Still Burn Center in Augusta, Georgia in critical condition, while four other people on board were killed including pilot Sarah Lemmon, 31, co-pilot James Bland, 52, Chris Baker, 29, and Charles Still, 25.

Barker and DJ AM, who perform together under the name TRVSDJ-AM, played a free outdoor concert Friday night in Columbia, South Carolina. Other performers at the event included Perry Farrell and Gavin Degraw. TRVSDJ-AM also performed at the recent MTV VMAs. [CNN. Photo: Getty Images]

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Jacko Perplexed Over Poultry

Michael Jackson believes, among other things, that if you peel the skin off of a chicken it magically becomes organic! Michael’s close pal David Gest revealed: “I’ve been best friends with Michael for 40 years and I will defend his reputation until the day I die. When we hang out we visit antique stores, play Frisbee and go to KFC – he thinks if you peel the skin off the chicken, it makes it organic. He cracks me up.”

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Afternoon Snack: T&A

A latex-clad Nicole Scherzinger showed up at the Vodafone Live Music Awards in London looking more like Catwoman than the singer of the Pussycat Dolls.

by (@katespencer)

Gossip Break: Leighton Meester Marries Off Her Dog

Wanna hear a bit of Brit’s new single? Click here – or just listen to any of her other billions of songs that all sound the same.  [DListed]

No one attended the DVD release party for Sex and the City last night in NYC. Maybe word got out that they had a couch shaped like those Chanel Cs, and people started to dread the overkill.  [Gawker]

Lindsay Lohan is gonna guest judge Project Runway next season. The challenge – who can create the best leggings with little coke pockets. [AccessHollywood]

That bitchy chick from Gossip Girl is planning a wedding for her dog.  [Seriously? OMG!]

Bid farewell to Yankee Stadium with these pics of Derek Jetter‘s ass. [BWE.tv]

Michael Lohan is engaged. To marry. A human. With eyes and ears. How?  [Hollyscoop]

Sloppy drunk Jessica Simpson got herself kicked out of a party. And we thought Texans could drink?  [CelebSlam]

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Playboy Accused Of Racism, Letting Christy Canyon Demand Ass Waxings

Terri Hughes, a former producer on Playboy’s radio program Night Calls, is suing the company and accusing them of creating a “racially and sexually hostile work environment” on the program. Here are some of the juicier claims, which include Hughes being told that Playboy doesn’t do “negro shows.”

  • During a three-hour live show, host Christy Canyon repeatedly demanded Hughes come into the studio and “wax her ass” on air.
  • Vanessa Blue, Canyon’s African-American co-host complained that Canyon was creating “a racially and sexually hostile environment.” After Playboy instituted a “no penetration” policy due to Canyon’s behavior, Canyon continued to harass co-workers by masturbating in public and demanding that they (as well as guests on the show) touch her breast and genitals.

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Spotted

What singer from a famous family of performers was spotted strolling hand in hand with her longtime boyfriend on Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, CA?

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5 Summer Fashion Fads We Hope Will Never Return

Every so often we’ll rattle off five things that happen to be on our minds. Things we love, things we hate, things we love to hate.  And whatever else is bothering us. Enjoy!

1. Shiny Leggings

Oh, the legging. We thought they were left for dead in the ’80s, but recently they’ve made quite the comeback! Today they are more adventurous – superhero adventurous. Enter the shiny rubber/leather/pleather legging sometimes complete with knee-pads. Cause you never know when you’ll need to, um, get down on your knees? Lohan, away! [Photos: Shiny leggings]

2. The Summer Scarf


While we can see a need for the summer scarf in places like hmmmm… Napakiak, Alaska, this summer fad is mostly the colorful creator of unnecessary neck sweat. [Photos: Summer Scarves]

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The Skinny Wars: Gossip Girl Vs. 90210

The drama caused by the protruding bones of the 90210 cast continued today, after Gossip Girl star (and Blake Lively lover) Penn Badgley spoke out against the skinniness plaguing the CW’s other teen drama. “I hope they eat a double cheeseburger or something,” Penn said, adding that he’s “never been a proponent of the thin L.A. girls.” Us also reports that “Badgley revealed he thinks it’s “healthy” that his female cast mates “aren’t bone-thin.”

Oh Penn? Can we show you something? Look up there on the left, it’s a picture of your pal Taylor Momsen, the 15-year old actress who plays your little sister on Gossip Girls. If you don’t consider that bone-thin, then you’re either blind, crazy or a douchebag. Maybe all three? Also, the “eat a cheeseburger” solution is not going to cure the rampant eating disorders plaguing our country. The pressure to be thin must be eliminated all together before anyone’s touching anything covered in cheese, my friend. We know that seems like an easy solution when you’re a 21-year old dude, and we look forward to the 90210 guys responding with something as equally ignorant. It’s a battle of the skinny starlets from slutty teen shows, and so far, only the guys doing the fighting. [Us. Photos: GettyImages]

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Sandra Bernhard: Sarah Palin Would Be “Gang Raped” In Manhattan

Move over, Margaret Cho and Matt Damon! Sandra Bernhard has taken anti-Sarah Palin celebrity bile to new level/low, suggesting that the Vice Presdential Candidate would be “gang-raped by my big black brothers” if she went to Manhattan.

Bernhard, who made the comment during a performance of her Without You I’m Nothing one-woman show, told the New York Daily News it’s all in pointed fun:

[The gang rape comment] is part of a much larger, nuanced, and yes, provocative (that’s what I do) piece from my show about racism, freedom, women’s rights and the extreme views of Governor Sarah Palin, a woman who doesn’t believe that other women should have the right to choose. Women deserve better. I certainly wish Governor Palin no harm. I’d just like her to explain to me how she can hold such outrageous views – and then go back to Alaska.

After the jump, a video clip of the comedienne calling Palin an “Uncle Woman” and a “turncoat bitch” in her show.

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