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2:10 PM ET, January 2, 2009

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TMZ.com:
Lindsay and Sam — Something Special in the Air  —  2009 didn't start out well for Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson.  Our airport spies say they got into another nuclear fight — this time at Miami International Airport.  —  We're told it started in the American Airlines Admirals Club.
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The Superficial:
Lindsay Lohan in a bikini
Discussion: Celebslam
Chris Johnson / Daily Mail:
New Year Belle: Lindsay Lohan rings in 2009 on the beach in a black bikini
TMZ.com:
Heather Locklear Dodges DUI Bullet  —  Heather Locklear just got her driving under the influence case dismissed, and she's pled to a much lesser offense.  —  Heather pled no contest to reckless driving, a misdemeanor.  She'll be placed on three years informal probation, pay a $700 fine …
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Lindsay Powers / Us Weekly:
Heather Locklear's DUI Case Dismissed
Discussion: LOVEBSCOTT.COM
New York Post:
JUST ASKING  —  WHICH newly married starlet gave a guy she trysted with a nasty STD right before her wedding . . . WHICH on-the-rocks couple have been headed for divorce for a while?  The rock star was cheating on his actress wife immediately after they got hitched and has been carrying …
Mark Gray / People.com:
Carey Hart's New Year's Entertainment: His Ex, Pink  —  Carey Hart and Pink  —  As soon as the clock turned to 2009, Carey Hart only had eyes for one woman: his ex, Pink - but not for obvious reasons.  —  Rather than sharing a New Year's kiss at the Las Vegas club Hart owns …
Washington Post:
Palin's Last Word  —  In the wee hours of 2008, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin wanted everyone to know that both daughter Bristol and her fiance, Levi Johnston, parents of Palin's new grandson, Tripp, are not high school dropouts.  “You need to know that both Levi and Bristol are working their butts off …
Discussion: Gawker, Jossip and New York Magazine
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Lindsay Powers / Us Weekly:
Hairspray Star, ANTM Contestant Cleared of Assault Charges
Perez Hilton:
Say Hello To The New & Improved Kelly Clarkson!  —  Kelly Clarkson has released the artwork for her new single, My Life Would Suck Without You.  —  Sure it may be Photoshopped to the max, but it's hawt!  And, it's in stark contrast to the publicity images for her last album, My December.
Discussion: Backseat Cuddler
Gina Serpe / E! Online:
Quentin and Brad's Basterds Gets Release Date  —  The Basterds are coming.  —  Quentin Tarantino's Brad Pitt-starring, spell-check-eschewing, controversial World War II-era epic Inglourious Basterds has received a release date courtesy of distributor the Weinstein Co., with the Nazi-hunting drama set to open Aug. 21.
Discussion: The Dish Rag
New York Post:
ACHTUNG!  TOM'S GLOBE A NO-NO  —  TOM Cruise, who fights the Nazis in “Valkyrie,” might now have to battle a San Francisco advertising executive who says the couch-jumping star used a replica of one of Adolf Hitler's prized possessions in the movie without permission.
Discussion: TMZ.com and The Huffington Post
Michael K / Dlisted:
Hot Slut Of The Day!  —  Erica Hill - Mah Boo's sidekick on Anderson Cooper's 360.  I haven't really noticed this slut, mostly because my eyes are transfixed on Mah Boo like Wino on a rock, but a friend sent me this clip below of Erica on New Year's Eve getting V-tongued from some drunk douche on live TV.
Discussion: THE RAD REPORT and CNN
TMZ.com:
The Morning After Another Spears Wedding  —  After celebrating her brother's wedding the night before, a corporate casual-clad Britney Spears did what every fallen pop star on a comeback does ... hit the local Wal-Mart.  —  With a Sonic drink in hand and male pal at her side …
Tianna / CONCRETELOOP.COM:
RANDOM NYE SPOTTINGS: BEYONCE & MARIAH / RIHANNA & CHRIS / JOHN & CHRISTY  —  Beyonce takes a sip while partying into 2009 with husband Jay-Z, and friends Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon, LA Reid, and designer Marc Jacobs in St. Barts.  Many of the celebs have been spotted vacationing in the Caribbean hotspot all this week...
Discussion: OH NO!!
Starpulse:
Katy Perry's Corset Dress & Stockings - Hot Or Not?  —  Katy Perry squeezed into a tight, corset-styled black dress and patterned stockings for the Gridlock New Year's Eve party at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles.  The singer also showed off a short bob haircut and accessorized with nothing …
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Arasto / Faded Youth Blog:
KATY PERRY CAPS OFF 2008 WITH A BASH
Discussion: OH NO!! and Backseat Cuddler
Lindsay Powers / Us Weekly:
Britney Spears' Brother Ties the Knot on New Year's Eve!  —  Britney Spears's big brother, Bryan, tied the knot on New Year's Eve in New Orleans, a source confirms to Usmagazine.com.  —  Check out photos of celebs who wed in 2008.  —  Britney and her entire family attended the Wednesday ceremony as Bryan …
Discussion: Access Hollywood
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