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Mel Gibson Won’t Discuss Goatee, Film Role

The American Cinema Editors “Eddie” Awards aren’t usually much of a red carpet event, but Mel Gibson sure did his part to get the ceremony some attention Sunday. Gibson’s goatee, merely peculiar last December, has since grown into something truly devilish. He recently wrapped shooting for Edge Of Darkness—his first starring role since 2002′s Signs—but the goatee is for a secret project Gibson won’t discuss until its officially announced. If it doesn’t involve sword fighting in a earlier century, we’re very confused.

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Hayden Panettiere Breaks Up With Milo Ventimiglia

Hayden Panettiere and Milo Ventimiglia, niece and uncle on Heroes, and off-screen lovers since late 2007, have repotedly ended their real-life romance. Us blame theirs age difference (“[She's] young. She likes to go out in the Hollywood scene and that’s not his style” says Us‘ source), which would help explain why the teenage bombshell was smooching Jesse McCartney, 21, earlier this month (Milo is 31). But we think the real problem is Heroes. With ratings spiralling downward, Hayden will have to stay far away from other cast members if she wants her career to survive.

[Photo: WireImage]

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Suge Knight’s Face Fractured By Akon’s Entourage

Former Death Row impresario Suge Knight may have declared bankruptcy in 2006, but he can still throw down with the biggest stars in music—or at least their entourage. Knight went to an Arizona hospital early Monday morning after Robert Carnes, Jr., a member of Akon‘s “camp,” punched him twice, breaking several bones in his face. Scottsdale police had to use tasers to break up the fight, arresting Carnes and Thomas Anderson, Jr. for disorderly conduct and assault. Akon, who attended the NBA All-Star Game in Phoenix last weekend, was not present during the incident.

Despite his frequent financial troubles and inability to revive his musical empire, Knight had a busy 2008, getting knocked on his ass in May, attacking his now-missing girlfriend in public with a knife in August, and suing Kanye West over a lost earring in November. Looks like 2009 might be just as exciting.

[Photos: Splash News Online]

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Katy Perry Getting Together With Paris Hilton’s Ex?

Update: Oh. They’re not doing it. On her blog, Katy laughs at us and our silly little heads for even imagining such a thing. “oh kittens! It’s two pseudo famous people sitting next to each other… doesn’t mean we were bumping uglies. You know I don’t just do that with anyone! … I was there celebrating a really fun show and a boozy valentines with all my good friends. We were like a group of 25! Benji is a nice young fellow, but my heart really belongs to kitty purry/markus molinari,” she writes. Shame.

No, Katy Perry, no! Not Paris Hilton’s sloppy seconds! (Excuse us). But our favorite singer-”comedian” was spotted getting very very giggly and cozy indeed with Benji Madden over the weekend. The pair were in Las Vegas at her Hard Rock Hotel’s Wasted Space gig, and spent time later together at Lavo nightclub, allegedly leaving together at 2am via a back exit.

“They were with friends but you could definitely tell they were on a date. There wasn’t any public making-out but they were very “friendly” with each other,” a source tells OK magazine.

Hey, she did go back on her promise to stay celibate this year .  But it looks like Katy’s fallen curse to that famous celebrity disease – Sex Recycling. (Eva Mendes would not be pleased).

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Robert Pattinson Even Bores His Stalkers

He’s already confessed that he likes “mad” women, but Robert Pattinson seems almost cavalier about his own personal safety when it comes to dating. The Twilight teen idol reveals not only did he date a girl who was stalking him in Spain, but he managed to shrug her off by boring the pants off her.

“She stood outside my apartment every day for weeks – all day every day. I was so bored and lonely that I went out and had dinner with her. I just complained about everything in my life and she never came back. People get bored of me in, like, two minutes,” he says.

It’s one way of dealing with unwanted attention, we guess. But a little time-consuming and you know, risky for your life and things like that. [Photo: WireImage]

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Naked Peaches Geldof Reveals Awful Tattoos

As if to remind us on a weekly basis that she’s a BAD GIRL, Peaches Geldof isn’t happy with merely getting married and divorced in only a few months. She’s upped the ante big time now by a) getting topless on holiday where – surprise! – she was papped and b) revealing that underneath that collection of designer threads are a series of very regrettable body inkings. Click through to see the shots (very NSFW). Tattoos can look absolutely aces, and serve as a permanent reminder of special moments in your life. But, really, is putting all these together a good idea?

  • Disappear Here – the name of her magazine launched to little acclaim. Or sales.
  • Nick Cave song lyrics on her back
  • A book with a hangman’s noose over it – a remnant from her relationship with Faris Badwan. “It’s to symbolise me being owned by him,” she said. Up with feminism, eh Peaches?
  • The name of her soon-to-be-ex-husband Max on her wrist.
  • Doves above her hips.
  • The worst tattoo ever – a thigh-to-boob daisy chain with a unicorn – yes a UNICORN – chewing from it at the bottom
  • And many, many, more.

There’s no denying she’s got a great body (hey, she’s 19), but Peaches now looks like someone who’s never got a pen and paper on them at the right moment, and instead is using her entire body as a reminder of what’s on her shopping list. [Source: News of the World, Photo: Getty Images]

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Mickey Rourke’s Bizarre Fetish

And no, it’s not what you’d think. After spending days whooping it up in the UK, winning a BAFTA and trying hook up with a glamor model, it was time for Mickey Rourke to head home. But on checking into Heathrow airport, his suitcase was found to be over the weight limit. Because it contained 77lb of shoes.

“It was really weird and extraordinary to watch… Staff thought at first he must have had his BAFTA in the case. It was freezing cold but he had no socks on and a pair of blue slip-ons with very low heels. And it turned out that he had about 40 pairs of shoes very similar to the ones he was wearing in the case. It’s the sort of thing you’d expect of Victoria Beckham, but not of a tough guy like Mickey Rourke,” a source tells the Sunday Mirror.

When you’ve got a look, you’ve got a look, we guess. But we’d never noticed Mickey’s shoes before. To be honest, once we’d taken in the hair and the face, that was basically enough for us to be getting on with.

In other Mickey Rourke news … who’s the girl? We thought he was dating Courtney Love. [Photo: Splash News Online]

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Lily Allen: ‘I’d Think I Was A Tw*t Too’

A year ago, Lily Allen was sporting a rubbish pink hairdo, getting carried drunk out of awards dos and busied herself with celebrity feuds. Now she’s got a single and album at number one in the UK, she’s looking super-cute and her hair is back to brunette. Thank heavens.  But with her trademark honesty, Lily admits all wasn’t rosy in the garden and she did take advantage of some of fame’s less-legal perks.

“So much stuff is written about you and you look at it all with these photographs and you think: ‘Everyone must think I’m a total tw*t.’ I don’t ever think I’m different to anybody else. But suddenly I’m this cartoon of a party girl. If I didn’t know me I’d think I was a tw*t too. So you go out and you get off your head. You get invited to parties and there’s free drink and drugs. Well you do, don’t you? What other 21-year-old wouldn’t do that?” she tells the UK’s Live magazine.

A bit later on, Lily also shrugs off the idea of quitting drugs forever, saying, “You can never say never, just not now.” Whereas most famous people say one thing to the press, then do something totally different in private (until the inevitable tabloid scandal, rehab visit and “I’m out of the dark place now” comeback interview), you’ve got to applaud Lily’s ability to tell it like it is. [Photo: Splash News Online]

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Lindsay and Samantha Do Fashion Week

Lindsay Lohan hit girlfriend Samantha Ronson‘s sister Charlotte’s fashion show on Friday while her lady love spun tunes in the DJ booth. Lindsay and Sam got close in the booth before the show. Lindsay then took a front row seat next to a male pal and danced to Samantha’s beats while taking in Charlotte’s new line.

With breakup rumors always swirling and Lindsay appearing to waste away by the minute, no one ever really seems to know what is up with these two. Apparently neither does Samantha’s mom, British socialite Ann Dexter-Jones. “I don’t know. I don’t ask,” Ann tells Scandalist regarding Sam and Lindsay’s reportedly tumultuous relationship.

Check out our gallery of Lindsay and Sam at Charlotte Ronson’s show. [Photos: Splash News Online, Studio Mao]

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Chris Brown Begins Damage Control

Chris Brown reportedly gathered his closest friends and family together last night in Los Angeles to rally the troops and lay out a game plan for his wrecked reputation. Apparently he attempted to calm everyone down, and assured them all that he and Rihanna are totally over. What a shocker!

The singer is also allegedly seeking professional crisis managment help, and two people being mentioned are Alan Nierob, who repped Mel Gibson after his anti-semetic slur scandal, and Howard Bragman, who worked with Grey’s Anatomy actor Isaiah Washington after a homophobic remark uttered on-set got him fired. Neither have been hired yet, but Bragman did have this advice for the young star:

“What he is accused of doing is a bad thing -– and I’m talking about that in the court of public opinion. The only thing probably worse is murder, rape, and hurting an animal. This isn’t a bong hit like Michael Phelps, which everybody has done. This is serious. What he’s got going for him is that he’s young, talented, likable, and we forgive people. You can go home again, but it takes time. It’s not something you can turn around overnight. He has to strap himself in and be ready for a long ride. It’s not a comfortable ride.”

[Photo: WireImage]

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