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2:45 PM ET, February 20, 2012

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Eliot Caroom / New Jersey Online:
Staged photo?  Westboro Baptist Church claims protest at Whitney Houston funeral when none is apparent  —  NEWARK — Westboro Baptist Church, the small congregation known for its propensity to hurl promises of hell at funeral mourners, claims to be in Newark confronting protesters at the funeral of Whitney Houston.
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The Superficial:
Mel Gibson Tried To Get Whitney Houston Off Crack.  Wait, What?  —  For those of you living a rich, full life devoid of human contact in the wilderness - and presumably reading this on the back of a squirrel with WiFi - Whitney Houston's funeral was held over the weekend.
Ariana Finlayson / Us Weekly:
Madonna Holds Impromptu Whitney Houston Tribute
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People.com:
Whitney Houston Is Laid to Rest
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Robert Pace / omg!:
Maya Rudolph's Hysterical Beyoncé Impression  —  Maya Rudolph proved again this Saturday night that she is one of the funniest people in entertainment, and simultaneously reconfirmed how much we dearly miss her as a regular on Saturday Night Live.  —  Maya Rudolp Garps on ‘SNL’
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Ariana Finlayson / Us Weekly:   Video: Watch Justin Timberlake Parody Bon Iver During Blue Ivy Skit on SNL
NY Daily News:
Lindsay Lohan lands ‘Saturday Night Live’ hosting gig on her own  —  Elsewhere: Rachael Ray celebrates 1,000th show and move to Martha Stewart's old studio  —  Lindsay Lohan personally reached out to Lorne Michaels to get her hosting gig on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ TMZ reports.
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Lindsay Lohan to Host Saturday Night Live
Michael Holden / Reuters:
British actress Judi Dench says not going blind  —  (Reuters) - Oscar-winning British actress Judi Dench, who has revealed she is suffering from a degenerative eye condition, played down concern over her sight on Monday, saying she was not going blind.  —  In an interview published on Saturday …
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Alison Schwartz / People.com:
Dame Judi Dench: I'm Losing My Vision
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Alison Schwartz / People.com:
Bethenny Frankel: I Had a Miscarriage  —  Her way with wit makes Bethenny Frankel one of TV's funniest ladies, but Monday the Bravo star took a break from the humor to reveal some somber news about her personal life.  —  Frankel says she was recently pregnant for eight weeks before having a miscarriage …
Discussion: Celeb Gossip …
Mark Gray / People.com:
Paris Hilton Wins $30,000 in Las Vegas  —  It's a classic case of the rich getting richer.  —  During her birthday weekend in Sin City, Paris Hilton cashed in to the tune of $30,000 while playing blackjack at Wynn Las Vegas.  —  Hilton Tweeted about the big win, writing" “#BirthdayGirlsLuck.
Discussion: Celeb Gossip …
New York Post:
Monaco royal hurt, fmr. club owner charged in celebs' NYC bar brawl  —  A vicious fight involving vodka and supermodels at a Meatpacking District nightclub sparked a royal beatdown that landed Monaco's Prince Pierre Casiraghi in the hospital, The Post has learned.
Discussion: Cele|bitchy and Gawker
Harriet Walker / The Independent:
Emma Watson: The girl with the magic touch  —  Emma Watson grew up on screen but as an adult, she's making her mark in the fashion world.  Harriet Walker meets the new face of Lancôme  —  YOUR FRIEND'S EMAIL ADDRESS  —  YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS  —  NOTE: WE DO NOT STORE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS …
Discussion: Cele|bitchy and Gossip Cop
TMZ.com:
Kobe Bryant Divorce — Vanessa Shops for New York Apartment  —  Shops for NY Apartment  —  Bye, Bye, L.A.?  —  Vanessa Bryant and her kids were in New York City over the weekend, looking for a big ol' apartment ... TMZ has learned.  —  Real estate sources tell us …
Us Weekly:
Video: Roxy LeBlanc Braves Dangerous Hurricane in Army Wives Premiere  —  In less than two weeks, Army Wives returns for its season six premiere.  —  Us Weekly has a sneak peek at the drama-filled two hour event, which will, by no surprise, have you on the edge of your seat.
People.com:
Elizabeth Smart's Super-Fast Wedding Plan Revealed  —  While the average bride spends about 250 hours planning a wedding, Elizabeth Smart proved she is definitely not average, finalizing her wedding plans in record time.  —  Smart, 24, and Matthew Gilmour, 22, who have dated for a year, were engaged just last month.
Discussion: Celeb Gossip …
Tierney Bricker / E! Online:
Family Feud!  Adele Vows to “Spit” in Estranged Father's Face If She Ever Sees Him Again  —  Adele's father probably shouldn't be expecting a gift this Father's Day.  —  The singer, who recently swept the Grammys, has vowed to spit in her estranged father Mark Evans' face if she ever sees him again.
Daily Mail:
'I'm not miserable, I'm a working mum with a sleepless baby': Victoria Beckham explains her fatigued appearance at Fashion Week  —  She has never been one for smiling in photographs, but Victoria Beckham's public appearances have been particularly pouty of late.
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Dean Piper / mirror:
Victoria Beckham hits out at critics accusing her of looking gaunt and miserable
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Oscar voters overwhelmingly white, male
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ZAC EFRON AND TAYLOR SWIFT PREMIERE THE LORAX
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Clint Eastwood — We Haven't Had a Great President Since Truman!
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Katie Nicholl / Daily Mail:
Kate's arm ‘paralysed’ after night at the Ritz
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Alison Schwartz / People.com:
Heidi Klum & Seal: No Plans to Get Back Together
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ELISABETTA TAKES STEVE-O TO MEET HER PARENTS IN ITALY!
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Katie Nicholl / Daily Mail:
Madonna's daughter, 15, will join her mother on stage
 

 
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