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12:10 PM ET, February 26, 2012

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Access Hollywood:
Selena Gomez Explains New Tattoo & Ring From Justin Bieber  —  LOS ANGELES, CALIF. — Selena Gomez was recently spotted with a new tattoo on her right wrist.  —  While widely reported to be a heart, the 19-year-old star tells Access Hollywood the ink is actually an ode to her love of music.
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Marc Malkin / E! Online:
Selena Gomez Explains New Tattoo: It's Not What You Thought  —  Selena Gomez wants you to know that the tattoo she got the other day isn't what everyone thinks it is.  —  It was widely reported earlier this week that the former Wizards of Waverly Place star got a tiny heart inked onto …
TMZ.com:
Whitney Houston — Family ‘Disgusted’ by Casket Photo  —  Family ‘Disgusted’  —  by Casket Photo  —  Whitney Houston's family had “their heart broken all over again” this week when they saw a photo of Whitney laying in her casket published on the cover of a magazine ... TMZ has learned.
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Nancy Dillon / NY Daily News:
Whitney Houston in casket photo outrage: Funeral home denies leaking image to National Enquirer, fears for their safety over accusations  —  Owner says she's ‘horrified’ by accusations her close-knit staff is to blame  —  Whitney Houston pictured two days before she died in a Beverly Hills hotel suite on Feb. 11.
TMZ.com:
Rapper Jim Jones — Arrested and Maced by Police After Casino Brawl  —  Maced and Arrested by Police  —  After Casino Brawl  —  Jim Jones was involved in a CRAZY brawl last night in Connecticut which resulted in him getting arrested, but not before it took five cops and a little bit of mace to subdue him ... TMZ has learned.
Discussion: Associated Press
Robyn Ross / omg!:
The Artist Tops Independent Spirit Awards  —  The Artist was the big winner at Saturday's Independent Spirit Awards with four wins, including Best Feature.  —  In what might be a portent of Sunday's Academy Awards, Jean Dujardin took home to the trophy for Best Male Lead for his portrayal of Hollywood silent era star George Valentin.
Discussion: PerezHilton
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline.com:
Ethan Peck To Star In CW Pilot ‘Selection’  —  EXCLUSIVE: The CW tapped the offspring of acting royalty to play the prince in its futuristic drama pilot The Selection.  Ethan Peck (full name Ethan Gregory Peck), the grandson of Oscar winner Gregory Peck, is set to star opposite Aimee Teegarden …
Discussion: AfterElton.com
Celebuzz:
Source: Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson ‘Very Affectionate’ at WME's Pre-Oscars Bash  —  With the Academy Awards just around the corner, stars are flocking to some of Hollywood's hottest pre-Oscars parties and Celebuzz has got the scoop on what went down at WME's private Brentwood bash last night.
Extra:
Oscar Producer Says Sacha Baron Cohen a ‘Welcome Dictator’  —  “Extra's” Jerry Penacoli met with Oscar producer Brian Grazer, who shot down the rumor that Sacha Baron Cohen's alter ego based on his new film, “The Dictator,” isn't welcomed at this year's festivities.
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Oscars Producer Brian Grazer Reveals Sacha Baron Cohen Will Be ‘Part Of The Show’ As ‘Himself’
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The Superficial:
Kim Kardashian Paid A ‘Mystery Man’ To Walk With Her So People Will Ask 'Who's Kim's Mystery Man?'  —  Posted in response to every headline today that reads or will read “OMG!  Who's Kim Kardashian New Mystery Man?” or “Five Things You Didn't Know About Kim Kardashian's New Man!” …
Michael K / Dlisted:
Yeah, Megan Fox Was A Real Fug Face In High School  —  Just like Charlize Theron and Christina Hendricks before her, prolific philosopher and fully functional mannequin Megan Fox claims that she was never labeled as “pretty” in high school and was a total loner.
Karen Nickel Anhalt / People.com:
Seal: Why I Talked About the End of My Marriage  —  Seal has been very candid about the demise of his marriage to Heidi Klum - and now he's defending his decision to speak so openly about the subject.  —  “When you publicize your marriage as much as our marriage was publicized …
 
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TMZ.com:
‘Dancing with the Stars’ — Contestants REVEALED ... Jack Wagner, Melissa Gilbert, Sherri Shepherd
Rebecca Macatee / E! Online:
Teen Mom's Amber Portwood Gets Out of Jail, Heads to Grandparents' House
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