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Was Hayden Almost A Teen Mom?

Heroes starlet Hayden Panettiere, 19, dumped boyfriend Milo Ventimiglia this month after dating for over a year. But it wasn’t their creepy age difference that did them in (Milo is 31) – apparently their love crumbled after a pregnancy scare freaked Hayden out. The Sun-Times says, “The test proved negative but apparently caused friction that sparked the breakup.”

However no one close to couple is spilling the baby beans. One source coyly said, “Milo and Hayden are an intensely private couple, so everything out there in the press is speculation and hearsay. Only they know what’s really going on. They never acted ‘together’ on set, and they still aren’t acting ‘together’ now.”

Another on-set source insists, “They’re still together.” We don’t know what to believe, but this plot twist is better than anything we’ve seen on Heroes this year.  [Photo: WireImage]

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Gossip Dispatch: Essence Celebrates Black Women In Film

Los Angeles is filled with the hype of the upcoming Oscars on Sunday, and the stars are already getting their party on. Thursday the Beverly Hills Hotel was buzzing with Oscar preparations as it hosted the Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon.

Guests like Taraji P. Henson snapped up gigantic gift bags, which were actually large brown duffle bags filled with goodies, while celebrating Black Women in Hollywood. Halle Berry, dressed in a short fitted gold gown mingled with Taraji and actress Dianne Carol.

Although the event celebrated all Black Women in Film, it clearly focused on Best Supporting Actress nominee Taraji, who brought along her mom. The actress looked smashing in a gray short dress with black piping while she mingled with guests and cracked jokes.

Although the party was quite enjoyable, guests appeared frustrated as they tried to leave the hotel. The valet line was fifty people deep and guests became extremely agitated while waiting for their wheels.

Not Taraji, however. The lady of the lunch whisked past the waiting guests into her awaiting black town car and sped off.

After all the guests had long gone, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons stayed around to get some business meetings done. While meeting with a blonde woman and two gentlemen at the Beverly Hills Hotel’s prestigious Polo Lounge, Russell appeared to be discussing an upcoming business venture. [Photo: Getty Images]

(Editor’s Note: Libby Keatinge, our gossip blogger extraordinaire, is hitting all of the parties before and after this year’s Oscars. Keep up with her latest Hollywood Gossip Dispatches and don’t forget to join us for our Live Oscars Blog Party this Sunday at 6:30PM EST!)

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Oscars Dispatch: Stars Are Already In Party Mode

The Oscars aren’t until Sunday, but celebrities are already in party mode. Thursday night stars came out for an intimate soiree at the 27-acre home of billionaire real estate tycoon Jeff Greene, who threw a star-studded bash to celebrate his wife’s birthday.

Russell Simmons, Paris Hilton, Brett Ratner, Bai Ling and other celebs munched on Asian-themed cuisine like Kung Pao chicken, rice, and stir fry vegetables while enjoying the breathtaking views of the property, which features a reflecting pool and vineyard.

Paris Hilton, pictured above before the party, arrived shortly after 10pm with a posse of gal pals. Two blondes and one brunette followed Paris, who was decked out in a short sparkly pink dress, rhinestone heels, and tiara, around the party while she mingled with fellow guests including Nikki Haskell and Kato Kaelin. Paris posed for photos with Jeff’s wife and joined the guests in serenading her happy birthday as a massive chocolate cake was wheeled out. Paris walked around the party laughing, giggling, and whispering with her posse.

After the candles had been blown out, guests started clearing out of the Mediterranean style mansion. But hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons stayed well past 12:30am, despite telling Scandalist that he’s “in town for work.” [Photo: FilmMagic]

(Editor’s Note: Libby Keatinge, our gossip blogger extraordinaire, is hitting all of the parties before and after this year’s Oscars. Keep up with her latest Hollywood Gossip Dispatches in our Academy Awards Blog. Plus, don’t forget to join us for our Live Oscars Blog Party this Sunday at 8PM EST!)

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The Hottest Oscar Parties Of 2009

Sure, the Oscar ceremony is a blast, but it’s where the stars go to let loose afterward that is the really exciting part. With champagne flowing, celebrity DJS, and delicious food by famous chefs, these bashes are sure to be a blast. Check out our gallery of where the stars will be celebrating on Sunday!

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Hollywood Gossip Dispatch: Stars Are Already In Party Mode

The Oscars aren’t until Sunday, but celebrities are already in party mode. Thursday night stars came out for an intimate soiree at the 27-acre home of billionaire real estate tycoon Jeff Greene, who threw a star-studded bash to celebrate his wife’s birthday.

Guests like Russell Simmons, Paris Hilton, Brett Ratner, and Bai Ling munched on Asian-themed cuisine like Kung Pao chicken, rice, and stir fry vegetables while enjoying the breathtaking views of the property, which features a reflecting pool and vineyard.

Paris Hilton, pictured above before Greene’s party, arrived shortly after 10pm with a posse of gal pals. Two blondes and one brunette followed Paris, who was decked out in a short sparkly pink dress, rhinestone heels, and tiara, around the party while she mingled with fellow guests including Nikki Haskell and Kato Kaelin. Paris posed for photos with Jeff’s wife and joined the guests in serenading her happy birthday as a massive chocolate cake was wheeled out. Paris walked around the party laughing, giggling, and whispering with her posse.

After the candles had been blown out, guests started clearing out of the Mediterranean style mansion. But hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons stayed well past 12:30am, despite telling Scandalist that he’s “in town for work.” [Photo: FilmMagic]

(Editor’s Note: Libby Keatinge, our gossip blogger extraordinaire, is hitting all of the parties before and after this year’s Oscars. Keep up with her latest Hollywood Gossip Dispatches and don’t forget to join us for our Live Oscars Blog Party this Sunday at 6:30PM EST!)

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Photo Of Rihanna’s Injuries Leaked

A truly distressing picture of Rihanna (click here to see the photo) after the alleged attack by ex-boyfriend Chris Brown has been leaked on the internet. TMZ posted the police shot, which shows cuts, bruises and swelling on the stars’ face. Police say the marks are in accord with that of a domestic violence investigation.

While we question the motives of whoever leaked this photo (LAPD are currently launching an internal investigation to nab the culprit), it’s a shocking reminder of the brutal physical consequences of the attack. While Chris Brown releases statements and begins damage control, it’s hard to believe that it will have any effect when this shot appears to tell the appalling truth. [Photo: WireImage]

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Birth Dating: Who’s Older? Cindy Crawford Or Lili Taylor?

In 1989, supermodel Cindy Crawford began hosting MTV’s House Of Style while actress Lili Taylor played tormented musician Corey Flood in the hit movie Say Anything. Twenty years later, Taylor continues to star in movies and on stage, while Crawford focuses mostly on celebrity endorsements and charity work. Both women were born on February 20th. Which one is older?

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Celebrity Behavior Clinic 101: The Tori Spelling Masterclass

Learning how to be a proper celebrity is a fine art. Getting down the right looks, reactions and facial expressions (surgery permitting) is something that no nano-celeb should take lightly. So welcome to the first Celebrity Behavior Clinic 101! In this first class, experienced celebrity Tori Spelling demonstrates the exact reaction when a civilian steps over the line and asks whether you have the correct invitation for this event. Tori’s excellent use of hands, angry eyes and open mouth in Fig. 1 are followed swiftly in Fig. 2 by the frustrated “death-glare to your publicist” look. It’s the “Don’t you know who I am?” reaction in full effect. Congratulations Tori! Wannabes, this is how you do it. [Photos: Splash News Online]

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Madonna’s Divorce Details To Go Public

They’ve done a pretty good job of keeping it all secret so far, but the Madonna and Guy Ritchie mud-slinging isn’t over yet, celebrity divorce watchers! The custody agreement that was agreed in private in London courts is to be approved at the New York Supreme Court on March 2, in public.

“The New York hearing will confirm the English proceedings. There will be revelations, but the divorce remains amicable and intelligently handled,” reports the Evening Standard.

Forget intelligently handled, we just want to know the tawdry details, and it looks like we’re going to be able to find out. Yaysers. [Photo: WireImage]

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Oscars 101: History Of The Statuette

The night before the Oscars, nominees like Mickey Rourke, Taraji P. Henson, and Anne Hathaway may fall asleep at night dreaming of receiving a much-coveted Academy Award. But what is the story behind this 13 and 1/2-inch golden man who is surrounded by so much hype?

The Oscar statuette is officially named the Academy Award of Merit. The award was born in 1928 and depicts a knight holding a crusader’s sword while standing on a reel of film. The reel has five spokes — representing actors, writers, directors, producers and technicians. The award was originally bronze plated with 24-karat gold on a Belgian Black Marble base. It weighed eight and a half pounds.

Currently fifty Oscars are made every year by Chicago manufacturer R.S. Owens. No one knows for certain how the name “Oscar” came about, but one theory is that Margaret Herrick, an Academy librarian who eventually became executive director, believed it looked a lot like her uncle Oscar. The Academy began using the name Oscar in 1939.

In 2000, 55 Oscar statuettes were stolen while being transported from Chicago to Los Angeles, but 52 were recovered in a nearby trash can nine days after the robbery. The remaining three turned up randomly three years later in a drug raid.

Luckily they were found. Making the statuette is no easy feat. It takes 12 people and 20 hours to make one statue! [Source: Oscars.org]