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Chris Buys Rihanna More Diamonds As They Record Duet Together

The Chris Brown-Rihanna trainwreck keeps chugging along down its dysfunctional tracks. The songbird and her alleged abuser are apparently recording a duet together, in an odd attempt to distract people from their volatile relationship with some sick beats.

RiRi and Chris are apparently holed up in a Santa Monica studio with producer Polow Da Don, who has worked with Chris before, as well as Will Smith, Fergie and Usher. In addition to wooing her with his voice, Chris is also trying to win Rihanna back with a brand new $50,000 diamond ring, which he picked up at Van Cleef & Arpels in Florida.

It sure seems like he’s being sweet, but rumor has it that it was Chris himself who warned Usher to shut his trap after he spoke out against Chris’ battering. “Usher was basically forced to issue a retraction,” an insider told NYDN. “After all of his comments came out, Usher got a call from Chris, who said ‘I’m going to see you b—es’ — meaning ‘I will eventually see you out, and this is going to be a problem.’”  [Photo: GettyImages]

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Ewan McGregor Is Not Tweeting

Ewan McGregor is not known for being one of the most gossip-friendly celebrities around. Sorry, “serious actors.” This is the man who called Britain’s Heat magazine a “dirty, filthy piece of shit.” So perhaps it’s no surprise to find out that his purported Twitter site is actually a fake. “Someone is just making it up,” said the star’s rep, after nearly 20,000 fans spent the last few months following the Scottish actor’s every movement, like “[Ewan] is about to enjoy some banana pancakes” and “has just worked with Uma Thurman for Unicef.”

It seems the imposter managed to get away with it for so long by dutifully logging Ewan’s actual activities into his Twitter feed, and also linking to his (also fake) MySpace account. There, “Ewan” makes some choice pronouncements, the most ironic being: “I am very particular about my children being photographed or seen on television. I believe that just because I am famous that does not mean you may invade my privacy.”

You tell them, Fake Ewan! While Real Ewan threatens legal action to get the sites removed…

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Angelina Jolie Is Not Perfect

Wow, she is human after all. Angelina Jolie can be sort of intimidating to the rest of the world sometimes; what with combining her six-strong spaghetti-throwing brood, a relationship with Brad Pitt, a “we’re-too-cool-to-settle-in-one-place” lifestyle, making Oscar-nominated movies and looking totally stunning, all at once. But we’ve discovered her Achilles heel while filming her new movie, Edwina Salt. Let’s be honest, she cannot pull off blonde. It’s small, but it’s something… [Photo: Splash News Online]

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Dying Jade’s Two New Friends: Amy And Jacko

The sad terminal cancer of Britain’s reality star Jade Goody has taken a bizarre turn in the past few days. As coverage of her illness has spread across the world, hospitalized Jade has been reached out to by some pretty unlikely “friends.”  First, Amy Winehouse apparently updated her Facebook status to shout out to the recently-married Jade, writing, “Mrs Tweed I’m ­trying to get ya. Anyone got a number. Mrs Civil xx.”  (And don’t think we didn’t notice Amy still wants to be married to Blake Incarcerated in that missive)

Even weirder is Michael Jackson’s slightly creepy attempts to make contact with Jade, as revealed by her publicist Max Clifford. “Michael Jackson phoned her over the weekend but couldn’t get through. He wanted to pop in and see her but instead sent her his love and said he was thinking about her,” he said. Brrr. We think poor Jade is probably better off for not having to encounter Jacko in her last days, as he piously tries to show how empathetic and kind and understanding he is. Would he have bothered with Jade if she wasn’t garnering worldwide attention for her sad illness? We’re just sayin’.

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SPOTTED: March

In today’s Spotted, we have a hot mama power walking with her friends and an Angel in Manhattan. See who Scandalist spotted and contribute your own celebrity sightings by e-mailing us here.

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Ashlee Simpson Needs A Hand, Gets Melrose Place

Hey, Pete Wentz, are your pants OK? Don’t worry about your wife trying to carry your baby and a large drink at the same time—just make sure your t-shirt looks good poking out from beneath your undersized hoodie. Sure it’s cool? Double check. Maybe triple.

Ashlee may not have the most attentive of spouses, but she still has plenty to look forward to. Despite the world’s purely ironic excitement for the pair’s upcoming CSI appearance, she’s scored a role on the upcoming remake of Melrose Place. According to Entertainment Weekly, Simpson will play “small-town girl Violet, a character whose disarming naiveté masks the calculating, shrewd sex kitten within.” She might not have been our first choice, but television needs all the calculating, shrewd sex kittens it can get.

[Photos: Splash News Online]

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Gossip Break: Britney Announces Vag Slip To Fans

  • Gavin Rossdale, aka Mr. Gwen Stefani, was spotted running shirtless in L.A. for his new music video.  [DListed]
  • 90210 stars hit up the beach in bikinis.  [PopSugar]
  • Amy Winehouse has bailed on performing at the Coachella festival as previously promised, because ya know, commitments kinda suck. [Wonderwall]
  • If you love pictures of elephants, especially ones missing a leg, then click away.  [BWE]
  • A 4-year-old boy found a giant spider monkey in his yard. 2009 is the year of the primate, ya’ll! Stay inside.  [Buzzfeed]
  • It was bound to happen – Britney Spears‘ had her first nipple slip of her new tour!  [PITNB]
  • But that’s not all that fell out. In another instance while thinking her mic was off, Britney accidentally told the crowd at her Tampa show that “my p*ssy was hanging out.” And her kids are on that tour?  [CelebSlam]

[Photo: WireImage]

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Beyonce’s Hips Don’t Lie

Yep it’s Beyonce, back on the east coast hippin’ out on the set of her new video. The singer was spotted in Tribeca shooting with a group of men cheering behind her. We’re diggin’ the gold dress – after all glamor is what Beyonce does best. But what’s up with her hips? Is she slipping padding underneath all that shiny gold, or is she curvier than we ever thought humanly possible?  [Photo: Splash News Online]

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Citizen Scandal: Car Lands On Balcony After 30 Foot Fall

A middle-aged British couple vacationing in Spain drove their rented Ford Focus off a mountain road and through a brick wall, falling over 30 feet before landing on the balcony stairwell of an apartment building. “They fell from such a height I thought at first part of a plane had fallen out of the sky,” said one witness. Somehow, the pair walked away without any major injuries. Make sure you know which pedal is which, folks.

[Photo: Splash News Online]

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