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8:40 AM ET, October 23, 2008

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Lindsay Powers / Us Weekly:
Taylor Momsen Hospitalized After Battling Life-Threatening Throat Infection  —  Taylor Momsen was released Wednesday afternoon from L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after battling a “severe, potentially life-threatening throat infection.  —  “I have been treating Miss Taylor Momsen for the last few days …
Linda Marx / People.com:
Brooke and Charlie Sheen Are Expecting Twins  —  Brooke and Charlie Sheen are thrilled to be expecting twins, according to her mother.  —  “Brooke and Charlie are expecting twins, and they are so excited,” Moira Fiore, who spent time with Brooke last week, tells PEOPLE.  “Obviously, I am floating on air.”
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OK! Magazine:
OK!  Exclusive: Charlie Sheen Talks About Expecting Twin Boys!  —  It's been a great 2008 for Charlie Sheen.  Not only has the award-winning actor gotten married to sweetheart Brooke Mueller in a wedding featured exclusively in the pages of OK!, he's just confirmed that he and his new wife …
Michael K / Dlisted:
Somebody Get A Camera Crew To Denise Richard's House!
Discussion: OH NO!!
Alissa R / Us Weekly:
Guy Ritchie Told Madonna: “You're ‘Old, Fat, Ugly, Wrinkled’”  —  Madonna and Guy Ritchie's marriage was plagued by physical and emotional abuse in recent years, friends of the couple reveal in the latest issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands now.  —  “She would taunt Guy, saying …
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Alissa R / Us Weekly:
Guy Ritchie “Crying” Over Photo of Son Rocco in Yankees T-Shirt  —  Guy Ritchie is “in pieces” after seeing a photo of his son Rocco in a T-shirt supporting Alex Rodriguez's New York Yankees baseball team, a source tells Usmagazine.com.  —  The 8-year-old was photographed sporting the shirt Monday in New York City.
TMZ.com:   Kabbalah to Madge: Divorce or Die
Lindsay Powers / Us Weekly:
Lil Wayne Has a Boy!  —  Lil Wayne's the proud father of a new son!  —  The rapper's baby boy, Dwayne Carter III, was born Wednesday afternoon at the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, his rep confirms to Usmagazine.com.  —  He has not released the identity of the baby's mother.
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Sandra Sobieraj Westfall / People.com:
Sarah Palin: My Wedding Hope for Bristol  —  Now that Gov. Sarah Palin's daughter has celebrated her 18th birthday, the GOP vice-presidential candidate says she's hoping Bristol and fiancé Levi Johnston - who are expecting a baby in December - will tie the knot well before the date next summer the young couple had been eyeing.
PopEater:
Dr. Phil Sued For Fraud, Defamation and Creative Editing  —  Dr. Phil is facing a lawsuit for fraud, defamation of character... and some shifty editing.  Thomas Riccio, the man who recorded O.J. Simpson's recent illegal activities, claims Dr. Phil aired ads depicting Riccio nodding in response …
Discussion: WOW Report and TMZ.com
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Jay Bird / Cele|bitchy:
Dr. Phil gets sued for defamation and fraud
Discussion: Celebslam.com
Michael K / Dlisted:
How Did Stepford Katie Bust Her Teeth?  —  Katie Holmes left her NYC alien hive this morning looking like the crazy crackie on my block who always want to know if I can give her money for a “hot dog.”  I'm sure that's code for “I'll suck yo dick for a dolla,” so I just ignore her and keep walking.
Discussion: Allie Is Wired
New York Post:
LOHAN'S ‘BETTY’ GIG CHOPPED  —  IT got so ugly on the set of “Ugly Betty” between Lindsay Lohan and the popular ABC show's star, America Ferrera, that Lohan was cut from an agreed-upon six episodes to four.  —  One production source said, “It was a mess.  Lindsay would show up every day with an entourage of people.
Discussion: PopEater, iVillage and Pop Crunch
TMZ.com:
David Sues Over Alleged Californication  —  David Duchovny has filed a lawsuit claiming he was defamed by a newspaper that claimed he was in a relationship with a 28-year-old tennis coach.  —  The Daily Mail, a London paper, ran a story over the weekend claiming that David had a …
Discussion: Digital Spy, Reuters and OH NO!!
NY Daily News:
George Clooney rekindles flame with Krista Allen  —  Apparently, George Clooney may have figured out there's no girlfriend like an old girlfriend.  The bedroom-eyed Oscar winner has quietly circled back to Krista Allen, friends tell us.  —  Their on-and-off long-running romance began in 2002 …
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FemaleFirst:
George Clooney's romantic reunion
Discussion: Gabby Babble
People.com:
FIRST LOOK: David Hasselhoff in New Video Game  —  Attention America's Got Talent castoffs and former Knight Rider bad guys: here is your chance to finally get revenge on The Hoff.  —  PEOPLE.com has an exclusive first look of PAIN Movie Lot, a new PlayStation 3 video game being released Nov. 6 …
Discussion: Backseat Cuddler
Just Jared:
Gavin Rossdale: Kingston's A Bully!  —  Former Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale took home “Rock Rebirth of the Year” at US Weekly's Hot Hollywood Party at New York City's Skylight on Tuesday.  —  The 42-year-old husband of Gwen Stefeni talked to JustJared.com about his upcoming tour …
Discussion: Celebrity Baby Scoop
Just Jared:
Heidi & Spencer: Vote McCain-Palin!  —  Just when you thought they couldn't outdo their last photo shoot...  The Hills couple Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt hilariously endorse the Republican ticket by wearing John McCain and Sarah Palin campaign clothing.  —  Heidi's shirt reads: “Read My Lipstick: Vote McCain-Palin”
Discussion: OH NO!!
Lindsay Powers / Us Weekly:
Miss Teen Louisiana Loses Crown After Drug Arrest  —  Miss Teen Louisiana has lost her crown following an arrest for marijuana possession and leaving a restaurant without paying.  —  Lindsey Evans, 18, and three pals skipped out on a $46.07 bill at Bossier City, Louisiana's Posados Cafe on Saturday.
Discussion: Yeeeah!, The Superficial and TMZ.com
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Michael K / Dlisted:
The Dumb Bitch Lost Her Crown
Discussion: MSNBC
Rap-Up / no one on the corner got swagga like us:
EXCLUSIVE: SOLANGE TO TOUR WITH BEYONCÉ  —  Last week, Mathew Knowles broke the news that Beyoncé will embark on a 110-date world tour that will begin in April 2009 and trek through Canada, Europe, the U.S. (with a one-week stint in Las Vegas), Mexico, South America, Japan, Africa, and Australia.
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Jay Bird / Cele|bitchy:   Solange Knowles is going to tour with big sis Beyonce
 
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Naomi Watts eyes ‘Jody Williams’
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