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RIP Bernie Mac: Pneumonia Claims Comedy Star

It hurts us to report this sad news: Bernie Mac, the hilarious and irreverent King of Comedy, has died in Chicago. He was just 50 years old. The comedian passed away after complications with pneumonia, and had been hospitalized in stable condition as recently as last week. The Bernie Mac Show, which ran from 2001 to 2006, earned him a Peabody Award, and he appeared in numerous films including the Ocean’s 11 franchise, Guess Who and Bad Santa. Yet he remains best known (at least to us) for his amazing stand up comedy, in which no topic – including our favorite tale of his sister’s kids eating “cookies and sh*t” – was off limits. He will be sorely missed. [People]

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Gossip Break: K-Fed Back With Babymama?

No, not Britney. Kevin Federline was seeing “acting like a couple” with his other babymama, Shar Jackson, last night. You always remember your first. [E!]

What do Rod Stewart and Perez Hilton have in common? They like to draw penises on photos. [ONTD]

The New Kids On The Block‘s new album, The Block, will include the track “Sexify My Love.” Promising! [Seriously? OMG]

Bernie Brillstein, 77, former manager of comic legends ranging from Jim Henson to John Belushi, passed away today. [Reuters]

Pineapple Express looks set to knock The Dark Knight from its #1 box office perch. [Vulture]

Insert pussy joke here: Princess Chunk has found a home.  Huhuhuh, “insert.” [Dlisted]

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Brad Pitt To Soldier For Tarantino In Inglorious Bastards

Brad Pitt has signed on for Inglorious Bastards, Quentin Tarantino‘s long-planned World War II movie, with comedic actors Simon Pegg, David Krumholtz and B.J. Novak in talks to play other key roles. So where does this leave the chatter about Britney Spears‘ sapphic psychotic in Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill!, the other Tarantino project everyone’s been talking about? With Inglorious finally on its way, is Faster on the sexy trash backburner along with Robert Rodriguez‘ much-awaited Sin City 2? This better be one hell of an epic, QT! [Variety]

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Update: Britney has denied any interest in the Faster Pussycat role. Sigh! It was too good to be true.


Lindsay Celebrates Sam’s Birthday Aboard Ice-Cream Truck

It seems like only yesterday that Lindsay Lohan was drunkenly crashing into trees. Now she’s celebrating her gal pal’s 31st birthday in the most wholesome way imaginable — renting out an ice-cream truck decorated with balloons, party lights and streamers. (What’ll it be next year? A Ronald McDonald party?) The two also had dinner at Matsuhisa in Beverly Hills last night. Overall, the dinner/ice-cream combo seems like a refreshingly modest celebration, especially for a Hollywood movie star. Remember the lavish party thrown for Suri Cruise‘s birthday earlier this year? At age two, she won’t even remember it. [Photo: Splash News Online]

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Gossip Break: Lily Lets It All Hang Out

The new season of Entourage looks exactly like the last season of Entourage: boring.  []

Katie Holmes continues to push the worst trend ever by wearing her husband’s jeans.  [DListed]

Lily Allen let a nipple slip. Wanna peek?  [Seriously? OMG!]

ScarJo is totally gonna dump Ryan Reynolds before they even set a wedding date.  [I’mNotObsessed]

These pictures of Lauren Conrad walking her dog are more interesting than The Hills.  [PopSugar]

Mena Suvari is adorable again.  [Fashionista]

Santogold‘s outfit is rough on the eyes. Ouch.  [Crunk+Disorderly]

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Miley Confesses To Being A Normal, Dramatic, Depressed Teenager

Nick Jonas broke Miley Cyrus‘ heart, guys! Instead of writing about it in her journal (or uh, blog), she’s telling the world about it, because that’s what Miley Cyrus loves to do. Judging from the list of things she did post-break up, it sounds like she’s blossoming into a miserable, bitter, moody teenager. How refreshing! “At first I bawled for a month straight…I was so sad,” she reveals. “I just went into this weird funk. And I dyed my hair black.”

She continues (talking to Seventeen magazine): “Nick wanted me to get highlights – and so I did that, and I got myself looking great. And then, on the day we broke up, I was like, ‘I want to make my hair black now – I don’t want to look pretty; I want to look hard-core.'”

Hey, at least she learned at 15 the most important lesson in all of womanhood: don’t change yourself to make some guy happy – especially when the dude in question primps more than you do. Also – though you’ll do this again sometime during your freshman year of college and when you turn 24 – refrain from dying your hair black when depressed. Just hit up the Haagen Das instead. [Us]

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Kevin Smith and Seth Rogen’s “Porno” Avoids An NC-17

It’s tough to make an R-rated porno film, but Kevin Smith has pulled it off. The director successfully appealed an NC-17 rating for his Zack and Miri Make A Porno, starring Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks. The film was given the commercially crippling Rating Formerly Known As X three times before Smith was able to convince the board that parents should be able to take their kids to his heartwarming tale of two lifelong friends who fall in love while creating an amateur porn company.

While relatively few movies have been able to win an appeal from the notoriously pro-violence/anti-sex MPAA (watch the hilarious documentary This Film Is Not Yet Rated to learn more about the bizarre process), this is actually the second time Kevin Smith has made the board to change its mind. Check out five of the movies Zack and Miri will be joining in the MPAA Appeals Board Hall Of Fame. [Coming Soon]

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Lindsay And Samantha Match Tattoos, Louis Vuitton

If there are still any questions lurking about whether these two are a couple, they should all come to a halt with the debut of Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson‘s matching Louis Vuitton luggage. I mean really – does it get more adorable and couple-y (and bourgie) than that? Apparently so – the pair has even be sporting matching tattoos – Sam got the same heart Lindsay has on her hand, and Linds is now rocking a red star similar to those an Samantha’s arm. Next up – one pair of leggings that the two share. Don’t ask how that’ll work – just trust us. [E! Online]

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Skinny Nicole Kidman Obsessed With Her Baby’s Size

Nicole Kidman (seen above with her daughter last night in Australia) has finally found someone smaller than her – her little baby girl Sunday Rose. The actress and her hubby Keith Urban have brought their newborn back to their hometown of Sydney, Australia, and Nic begged the press to leave them alone. “Keith and I are also just appealing to the press and stuff to give us a little space so we can walk around Sydney and show the baby our town. Just a little bit because she’s tiny, she’s not a doll, she’s a real little thing. Just not right in our face or her face because it’s scary for her, she’s tiny. A tiny little thing.”

So what have we learned about their new addition? She is:

  • Tiny
  • Little
  • A Thing

Which can only mean one thing: Nicole Kidman seems to have given birth to a pebble, not a child. [PerezHilton]

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Anderson Vs. The Lohans: The Dumb Dad Speaks

Michael Lohan saw an opportunity to squeeze a little publicity out of the recent drama caused by Anderson Cooper – who insulted his 72-year old daughter Ali Lohan by calling her a “striptease person” – and released this statement: “I think Anderson Cooper is an opinionated, hypocritical idiot who should be an adult and keep his opinion to himself. He is the last person to judge anyone, when he and his own family have their own issues.”

Anderson is definitely a smug jerk with a f*cked family, but he’s also 100% right about Ali Lohan. Besides, the CNN star was just looking out for Ali, when he said she was “a 14-year-old girl, looks to be about 60… I say that with concern and love.” Judging from his relationship with eldest daughter Lindsay, it seems that that’s a lot more than Michael Lohan offers his kids. [DListed]

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