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Verne Dresses As Bear For UK Big Brother

Cute? Disturbing? Harmless? Just plain wrong? Honestly, we think it could be all four. Mini-Me continues to entertain the British nation in the Big Brother house and we bet he’s wishing he’d asked for more than his rumored $200k fee. Dressed as a teddy bear and made to eat honey out of the jar – ah, the vagaries of fame.

Still, Verne is now odds on favorite to win the entire contest. He can look forward to a future of tabloid kiss-and-tells and dodgy presenting jobs over here. So all is well. [Photo: Channel 4]

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Latest Harry Potter Kid Strips On-Screen

A while back, we freaked out talked about the fact that two-thirds of the Harry Potter kids had or were at least planning to bare all in the name of acting, darling. We held up red-headed cutie Rupert Grint as the only one who wasn’t planning on showing off his naked teen bod to the general populace.

We should have kept our mouth shut. In low-budget movie Cherrybomb, yep, Rupert strips in a bedroom scene.  And – oooh! – his character embarks on a “wild weekend of drinks, drugs, shoplifting and stealing cars.” Hmmm. Does it ever seem like these teenage actors are trying to break out of a mold, or something? [Photo: Octagon]

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Kate Moss Engaged?

It’s Kate Moss’s birthday tomorrow (she’s 35….35!!) which usually means tabloid tales of debauchery, partying like you’ve never heard of and a few casualties (hello, Sadie Frost!) of the Primrose Hill posse. But maybe this year the news will be a lot tamer and more romantic, as the supermodel was spotted out yesterday with a massive sparkler on her engagement finger.

Although she’s not doing a Rihanna and pretending Jamie Hince is merely a close friend, Kate hardly ever speaks to the press so we’re not expecting a confirmation anytime soon.  But, ahh, go on, get married, Kate! It’s a laugh! And you’re a celebrity so no-one expects it to last. [Photo: Splash News Online]

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Ricardo Montalban, Dead At 88

Ricardo MontalbanStar Trek‘s Khan, Fantasy Island”s Mr. Roarke, and one the few Hispanic actors to find lead work in 1950′s Hollywood—has passed away at the age of 88. His last on-screen role was the  grandfather in 2003′s Spy Kids 3-D, though he continued to do voice work until his death, appearing in a Family Guy episode in 2008. Montalban’s wife of 63 years, Georgiana Young, died in 2007.

While Montalban is loved for countless TV and film performances in a career that began with 1942′s Five Were Chosen and continued through Border Incident, Sweet Charity, two Planet Of The Apes movies, Star Trek II and The Naked Gun, it may have been this 1975 Chrysler Cordoba ad that cemented his grandly romantic persona. Three years before Fantasy Island, Montalban waxed poetic about the car’s “thickly cushioned seats even able in soft corinthian leather” over swelling flamenco music. “Yet, it is on the highway that the Cordoba best answers…my demands.” His narration has been referenced on everything from SCTV to Wayne’s World, and it deserves a viral resurrection. RIP, Ricardo.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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Brooke And Her Chi Chis Shop In Miami

Brooke Knows Best star Brooke Hogan went shopping in Miami with four friends — two at her side and two attached to her body. Brooke looked boobalicious in her floor length blue sundress with a plunging neckline as she strolled through the city and picked up some goodies. Check out our gallery of Brooke! [Photos: Getty Images]

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Gossip Break: Fergie Flaunts Her Secret Wedding

  • Fergie and Josh Duhamel‘s first wedding picture is as boring as they are! You’ll have to do more to excite us, Fosh!  [DListed]
  • Victoria Beckham looks amazing – and not too skinny – in her new ads for Armani.  [Seriously? OMG!]
  • Miami is apparently the fattest city in America, which doesn’t explain all those skinny people cruising South Beach in thongs.  [Buzzfeed]
  • Drunk and crawling on the ground in front of a restaurant full of people? Yep, this is the saddest picture of Amy Winehouse ever.  [BWE]
  • Nas and Kelis are having a baby! Adorable – and sassy.  [Hollyscoop]
  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have named their newborn daugher Seraphina. Weird, but in a good way. We like!  [Celebitchy]
  • Almost-President Barack Obama penned a letter to his daughters that will totally make you weep and sniffle and sob and feel all warm inside.  [PITNB]
  • Jessica Alba got wasted, and we have the photo to prove it!  [CityRag]

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Spotted

What father-daughter duo were spotted shopping at American Apparel in the SoHo area of New York City?

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Lil’ Adolf Hitler Removed From Parents’ Custody

A little less than a month after we posted a story about Adolf Hitler Campbell‘s parents trying to get their kid’s name on a birthday cake, the 3-year-old has been taken from them by New Jersey’s Division Of Youth And Family Services. Adolf’s younger siblings JoyceLynn Aryan Nation and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie were also placed in government custody.

“DYFS would never remove a child simply based on that child’s name,” said a spokesperson, but no other allegations against parents Heath and Deborah have been publicly released. “DYFS has their reasons and they normally don’t release any information, so we kind of have to go on faith with them,” said a spokesperson. A court hearing is scheduled for Thursday, and the father is expected to attend.

[Photo: Splash News Online]

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Afternoon Snack: Wino’s Wacky Yoga

Amy Winehouse is still in St. Lucia, and she’s still doing weird things with her body. Perhaps she should just build a little hut next to the trapeze swing, lug over a cooler full of Jack Daniels, and move on in? [Photo: Splash News Online]

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Citizen Scandal: Elementary School PTO Hates Black History Month

Parents of Jackson Park Elementary students in University City, Missouri were shocked when their kids brought home an event flier from the school’s parent-teacher organization reading “Why I Hate Black History Month.” “I think it’s a bit surprising, especially for Jackson Park because it’s a very diverse school,” said the mother of a first grader.

“The intent was not to offend,” said a school spokeswoman. “It was done more to shock people into thinking about black history, the relevance of it, and to encourage people to come out and discuss it.” While the idea that black history shouldn’t be segregated from the rest of American history is an increasingly popular one, the PTO has been told by school officials that declaring their hatred to a 3/4 black student body and their parents may been a little too dramatic.

A new flier, demanded by the school principal, reads “Why I LOVE Black History Month,” explaining that the harsh language was designed to make people show up. Mission accomplished, we’re guessing.