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7:50 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.
Whitney Houston's Loved Ones: What Will Happen To Bobbi Kristina?  —  Amid the outpouring of emotion inside Whitney Houston's funeral on Saturday in her hometown of Newark, New Jersey, many tears were shed not only for the fallen superstar, but for the daughter she left behind.
The Superficial:   Mel Gibson Tried To Get Whitney Houston Off Crack. Wait, What?
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’
Michael O'Connell / Hollywood Reporter:
‘Saturday Night Live’: Maya Rudolph and Friends Drive Ratings
Discussion: PerezHilton
Ariana Finlayson / Us Weekly:   Video: Watch Justin Timberlake Parody Bon Iver During Blue Ivy Skit on SNL
Michael K / Dlisted:
Posh Is Just Tired, Okay?  —  The starving orphans of the world sent their rations to Posh Beckham last week after she showed up to NYC Fashion Week looking like she was raised by White Oprah.  Bitch makes a praying mantis look like a heffa mantis and even Macaulay Culkin is passing Posh a jumbo can of Dinty Moore.
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Jay-Z and Beyonce are obsessive  —  Jay-Z and Beyonce are treating their newborn daughter Blue Ivy like a rare document from the National Archives.  No photocopies!  From the National Enquirer: … Zzzzzz......zzzzzz......zzzzzzz.....  Get it?  Get it?!
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 …
Perez Hilton:
Elizabeth Smart Gets Married In Surprise Weekend Ceremony!
Discussion: omg! and CNN
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 …
Alison Schwartz /
Dame Judi Dench: I'm Losing My Vision
Discussion: The Hollywood Gossip and The Wrap
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
Mark Gray /
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 …
Jason Hughes / The Huffington Post:
‘Khloe And Lamar’ Premiere: Khloe Breaks A Sex Swing (VIDEO) … Khloe Kardashian , Reality TV , Lamar Odom , Tv Replay , Video , TV Canada , Khloe And Lamar , Rob Kardashian , Sex Swing , TV News  —  Khloe decides to give Lamar the gift of much more complicated love on the season premiere of …
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.
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.
Ariana Finlayson / Us Weekly:
Lindsay Lohan to Host Saturday Night Live
Nellie Andreeva /
Taylor Kinney To Star In Dick Wolf-Produced NBC Firefighter Drama Pilot ‘Chicago Fire’  —  EXCLUSIVE: The Vampire Diaries alum Taylor Kinney has landed a lead role in the NBC firefighter drama pilot Chicago Fire, from Wolf Films and Universal TV.  In the action-driven drama about the complex …
Discussion: TV Fanatic and Just Jared
Alison Schwartz /
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 …
Daily Mail:
Check mate!  Zooey Deschanel has a win in the fashion stakes as she shows off her quirky style in a floor-length plaid gown  —  She's known for being off-beat, and that includes her fashion choices.  —  Zooey Deschanel looked lovely, yet typically quirky, at the 2012 Writer's Guild Awards in Los Angeles tonight.
Discussion: Socialite Life and Reuters
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Kim Kardashian's 'Next Guy's Got to Go Through Me,' Says Bruce Jenner
Us Weekly:
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Samantha Conti / WWD:
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Katie Nicholl / Daily Mail:
Kate's arm ‘paralysed’ after night at the Ritz
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Daily Mail:
'I'm not miserable, I'm a working mum with a sleepless baby': Victoria Beckham explains …
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Harriet Walker / The Independent:
Emma Watson: The girl with the magic touch
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Rachel Whetstone / Google Public Policy Blog:
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Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
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