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Friday: Nicole Richie Finally Learns Booze is Bad

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The singer’s wife claims to be the inspiration for her man’s new perfume. So it smells mean and bitchy? [NYDN]

Nicole Richie Starts Alcohol Treatment
The pregnant starlet has started her intense, court-ordered alcohol treatment program. Do it for the kid, mom-to-be! [People]

Famous Pals Rally Around Owen
Ben Stiller publicly offers his depressed pal support – and vows to make another lame movie for him to star in when he’s better. [People]

Perfect Angelina Fired From Gig
Clothing line St. John has let Angie go as their model. But we thought she was good at everything? [WWTDD]

Clubbin? Diddy Cops an Attitude
The hip hop star gave a downtown club’s hostess some major lip when she asked how many people were in his party. Doesn’t she know the answer is “Everybody, baby?” Dummy. [NY Post]

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Fashion WTF: Lauren’s Dress Disaster

laurenc1.jpgAt last night’s Us Weekly Hot Hollywood 2007 party, all the adorable young stars were out putting their best-dressed foot forward – everyone except Hills darling Lauren Conrad. The starlet – who recently launched her own fashion line – looked less like an expert designer and more like she landed in a pile of candy corn and glitter. It’s not that we’re on Team Heidi or anything, but we definitely bat for Team Have a Little Style.

Check out Lauren’s get-up and ogle at other stars’ outfits below.

[Images: Getty]

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Lindsay Lohan Not Leaving Rehab Yet

lindsayl0927.jpgPhew! The roads are safe! Dina Lohan spoke out about the rumors that her daughter was bailing on Cirque Lodge this weekend, with this simple text message to Access Holywood: ?Not true staying in Utah.? How eloquent! It’s amazing that someone lacking in the creative text message department could spawn a child who coined the term “boog suge.” You read that right, but let me break it down for you in case it’s at all confusing:

Boog Suge = Booger Sugar = Nose Candy = Harmful sugar-like powder that one puts up one’s nose and leaves the user ready to do – and spend thousands – on more! [Note: May cause user to steal car and try to run ex-assistant and her mother off road]

Genius, LiLo! According to Steve-O, that’s what the starlet calls cocaine, and he knows this because she recently (before rehab, obvs) stole his stash from his bathroom. So if there’s any question as to why our friend is hanging out in rehab for a little bit longer, there’s your answer. We can’t wait to hear the adorable slang word Linds is gonna coin for “sobriety!” [NYP. Image: Getty]

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Britney Spears Goes Camera Crazy

In this video, Britney Spears is:

  1. Filming what her chewed-up hands look like on a driving wheel. Scary!
  2. Auditioning paparazzi for Season Two of Britney and Kevin Your Name Here: Chaotic.
  3. Desperate to capture the magic that one lunch of cheesy Mexican food can do to her saggy ass.
  4. Hoping to catch the naive happiness the adorable waitress feels when she realizes she’s serving a a train wreck. Just you wait until Britney demands her fifteenth basket of free chips! Not so happy anymore, eh?
  5. All of the above.

Any guesses?

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Thursday: Tom Cruise’s Stinky Drama

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The hot couple spent all day meeting with government officials about crises around the globe. But who picked Maddox up from school? [People]

Michael Jackson: Creepier with Age
He hasn’t been photographed in years, and there’s a reason why. We love MJ, but he’s still as weird as ever. And possibly married? [DListed]

Tom Cruise Loses Temper Over a Fart
A crew or cast member on Tommy’s new flick let one rip during a moment of silence led by the actor on set. Now he’s conducting a witch hunt to find the smelly culprit. Whoever smelt it dealt it, right? [Mollygood]

Jennifer Lopez: ?I?m Not Pregnant!?
J.Lo herself is claiming that she’s not knocked up, but we still don’t by it. We’re seeing baby bumps under all those baggy clothes! [Us Weekly]

Halle Berry?s Baby in Danger?
Some lunatic is sending the actress horrible letters threatening her unborn child. If it wasn’t so scary it’d probably make for an Oscar-worthy tale. [A Socialite's Life]

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Ja Rule Backpedals on That Whole Homophobia Thing

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Last we heard from Ja Rule, he was raging against the Viacom machine for “these f***ing shows that they have on MTV that is promoting homosexuality, that my kids can?t watch this s***.” He went on to pronounce gay-friendly dating shows as contributing to the “f***ing up” of America. Did he instill the fear of tolerance in your heart?

After being almost universally lambasted for his homophobia, Ja Rule has answered some of Spinner’s questions regarding his comments. It’s now two weeks after the fact, but whatever. Better late than hateful. Ja proclaims himself a “a very avid speaker for all people’s rights and people having their own preference” and contends that his comments were “taken out of context.” Which: duh. Isn’t everything? Ja continues:

We’re focused on the wrong things — like, our country is at war right now. These things are more of a problem to me. Like another case I just read about — young ladies being raped by six white men. These are the stories that should be popping up on my TV screen. That’s what I was talking about, and somehow it got spun into some other s—.

So why not focus on that via your public platform instead of, you know, MTV programming, Ja? He goes on to report that he’s related to gay people and celebrates Christmas with them, he doesn’t have a problem with gay marriage and he would accept any child of his who ended up coming out to him. Well now he would, publicly, at least. Lesson learned! [Spinner / Image credit: Getty]

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Hottie of the Week: Milla Jovovich

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Milla Jovovich is the $24 million dollar woman, or at least she was on Monday, as her latest Resident Evil sequel raked in big bucks at the box-office. This newest extension of the video-game-cum-silver-screen horror show is about Jovovich?s character Alice and a group of remarkably sculpted survivors of the evil Umbrella Corporation?s T-virus. They fight their way through the desert outside Vegas. Zombies are no match for Jovovich, and apparently neither are aliens, vampires or the fashion industry. She?s been in a slew of critically derided action films, but she?s made her fair share of good ones, too (check Wim Wenders? The Million Dollar Hotel for proof). She has also fronted a band, designed clothes with her friend Carmen Hawk, and been one of the world?s foremost super models. Not bad for a little kid from Kiev, right?

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Whitney + Ray J = $ for Superhead

Whitney gives Ray J headHip-hop blabbermouth/career opportunist Karrine “Superhead” Steffans has confirmed what many have expected for a while: Whitney Houston is a cougar who counts Brandy’s brother/Kim Kardashian’s sex-tape partner Ray J among her conquests. Of course by “confirmed,” I mean, “wrote about it to sell books.” Same thing!

Here’s what happened, by Karrine’s account her new book The Vixen Diaries: Whitney did Ray. Ray did Karrine and told her about Whitney. Karrine didn’t do Bobby Brown but told him about the Whitney-Ray J tryst to get back at him for being an unappreciative house guest (“I could hardly wait to get the news out, to tear [Bobby's] heart apart and hurt him the way he hurt me, I wanted him to go to bed that night with the image of his wife with another man,” is how she puts it).

The final chapter is, obviously, that then Karrine told us about telling Bobby, thus hurting one man and abating the curiosity of a nation. This chain of gossip is awfully high school-ish, which may be Karrine’s greatest public service yet: you can thank her for making you feel years younger today. [New York Daily News / Image: Getty]

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Finns Storm the Disco – Who’s the Indian?

If these dudes only had some infield rakes and a sense of pinstripe choreography, they could be part of the Yankees’ 7th inning grounds crew staff.

As one of the YouTube commentors so perfectly put it: “Chitalada , t?? on iha silkalla huumorilla tehty, ei nyh nii tosissaa tarvii ottaa.”

When was the last time you played “YMCA”?

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A Fine Frenzy Hits TV Tonight

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Lots of singers have tried their hands at acting; lots of singers have their songs used in TV shows. But not all that many work in front of the camera while their tunes are wafting through the background of a show. That makes A Fine Frenzy somewhat unique – something we’ve been telling you for a couple months now.

Alison Sudol, the pianist-singer who goes by the name A Fine Frenzy, makes her acting debut on CSI:NY tonight at 10 pm EST. The cops find blood on the Statue of Liberty’s crown, and a vigilante tries to murder a musician; as the plot unfolds, AFF’s “Almost Lover” and “Last of Days” help set the show’s tone. Has she got the chops to hold her own with Gary Sinise and company? You tell us.

And if you feel like catching her live, here’s a list of tour dates to mull over.

Who’s your favorite singer-actor?

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