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11:20 AM ET, April 24, 2012

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Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Seacrest signs two-year ‘Idol’ extension  —  Host to earn $15 million per year  —  Ryan Seacrest has reached a deal to extend his run as host of Fox's “American Idol” for the next two years, the network confirmed.  —  The host will earn $15 million per year to continue at the Fox series …
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Lostinmiami / AfterElton.com:
Morning Meme: Josh Hutcherson Names His Dog In Honor of Ryan Gosling, James Bond Gets Camp, and Kalinda Gets Sexy  —  Ryan Seacrest has reupped with American Idol for two more years for a reported $15 million/year.  Good work if you can get it, and with the number of competition shows on the air these days, you might be able to.
Facebook:
Ryan Seacrest Returns as Host of AMERICAN IDOL
Discussion: PerezHilton and Digital Spy
TMZ.com:
Rosie O'Donnell RIPS Lindsay Lohan — She's a DISGRACE to Liz Taylor  —  RIPS Lindsay Lohan —  She's a DISGRACE to Liz Taylor  —  BREAKING NEWS  —  Rosie O'Donnell is on the warpath over the casting of Lindsay Lohan in the new Liz Taylor biopic ... saying LiLo simply isn't “capable” …
Discussion: X17 Online, omg! and tooFab.com
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E! Online:
It's Official!  Lindsay Lohan to Play Elizabeth Taylor, Producer Gushes LiLo Has “Sparkle of Today”  —  Congratulations, Lindsay Lohan.  Gal can finally update her IMDb profile with the role of a lifetime (literally)—she's officially set to star as Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime movie, Liz and Dick.
Nicole Eggenberger / Us Weekly:
Lindsay Lohan Confirmed to Star as Elizabeth Taylor
Discussion: The Blemish
People.com:
Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev Master the Art of Sneaky PDA in Bel Air  —  Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev arrived separately and refused to pose together on the red carpet when the Vampire Diaries actor hosted The Influence Affair, an environmental benefit, at a private home in Bel Air …
Discussion: PerezHilton
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Tracie Egan Morrissey / Jezebel:
Real Housewives' Simon van Kempen Ejaculated on His Wife While She Gave Birth to Their Son [Ew]  —  Back when they were still on The Real Housewives of New York City before getting fired, Alex McCord and her husband Simon van Kempen were always making people uncomfortable …
Discussion: The Superficial and Dlisted
Access Hollywood:
Megan Fox Expecting?  (Report)  —  LOS ANGELES, CALIF. — Megan Fox is pregnant, according to yet another report.  —  On Monday night, E! News reported that a source claimed to the organization that the star is pregnant with her first child with husband Brian Austin Green.
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X17 Online:
Report: Megan Fox Is Pregnant!
People.com:
Drew Barrymore & Will Kopelman Have Couples Shower in L.A.  —  Drew Barrymore has a lot to celebrate - and she did just that over the weekend.  —  The actress, who is reportedly expecting her first child with fiancé Will Kopelman, was feted with a combined wedding and baby shower …
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Beth Anne Macaluso / Us Weekly:
Drew Barrymore, Will Kopelman Celebrate Pregnancy, Engagement at Couple's Shower
Discussion: Hollyscoop
TMZ.com:
Lane Garrison — Security Camera Captured Domestic Violence [VIDEO]  —  Domestic Violence Captured  —  On Security Camera [VIDEO]  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Surveillance video shows Lane Garrison slapping Ashley Mattingly square in the face after he waited for her outside her apartment …
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Perez Hilton:
Prison Break Actor Lane Garrison Gets Arrested AGAIN! This Time For Domestic Abuse
Discussion: TMZ.com
X17 Online:
EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS - ANGELINA AND BRAD RETURN TO THE GALAPAGOS AFTER UN TRIP TO VISIT COLOMBIAN REFUGEES  —  After going on a humanitarian trip to visit Colombian refugees in Ecuador yesterday, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are back in the Galapagos Islands and once again enjoying some family time during their vacation in South America.
Discussion: omg! and Associated Press
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Molly Goodson / PopSugar:
Jolie-Pitt Family Beach Day in Galapagos - See Tons of Pictures!
Discussion: Us Weekly and Crushable
PAPERMAG:
Kardashians Dot Kom  —  With a combined Twitter following of over 21 million, few rule the social media world more completely than Kim and Khloe Kardashian.  (If you count Kourtney, it's 27 million.)  Of course, the reality-show sirens also rule the roost when it comes to weekly magazine covers …
Jessica / INF Daily:
Pics!  Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Get Cuddly at Scott Disick's Restaurant Opening  —  The Kardashians took New York last night, all to support Scott Disick's first restaurant venture.  You didn't know that the model/baby daddy was an aspiring restaurateur?  We sorta doubt he really is.
Discussion: X17 Online
The Superficial:
Scarlett Johansson: 'I'm Addicted To Chicken Wings'  —  With The Avengers already receiving strong advance reviews, Disney marketing has apparently let Scarlett Johansson, the movie's almost sole sex appeal, say whatever the hell she wants because here she is telling FOX411 …
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Hollie McKay / Fox News:
‘Avengers’ star Scarlett Johansson addicted to buffalo wings
Discussion: Cele|bitchy
Jordan Zakarin / Hollywood Reporter:
Tribeca 2012: Michelle Williams on ‘Take This Waltz,’ Her ‘Oz’ Prequel and Unique Sense of Humor  —  The Oscar nominee spoke to THR about her new projects during a chat in New York City.  —  Though her Golden Globe nomination for playing Marilyn Monroe last year came (perhaps a bit surprisingly) …
Discussion: PerezHilton and Digital Spy
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People.com:
Michelle Williams & Jason Segel Enjoy Another PDA-Filled Afterparty
Discussion: PerezHilton
Neetzan Zimmerman / Gawker:
Was Seal Caught Jerking Off On Last Night's Episode of Australia's The Voice?  —  In his capacity as judge and coach on the Australian version of Dutch singing competition The Voice, singer-songwriter Seal holds in his hands the fate of hopeful contestants yearning for superstardom.
Discussion: Dlisted and Sandra Rose
Mike Fleming / Deadline.com:
Mel Gibson To Join ‘Machete Kills’ Mayhem  —  EXCLUSIVE: Mel Gibson is now in serious discussions to play a supporting role in Machete Kills, the Robert Rodriguez-directed sequel that will bring Danny Trejo back as the blade-wielding former Federale title character.  The film will be released by Fox.
Mike Fleming / Deadline.com:
Jessica Chastain Back In 'Iron Man 3′ Talks  —  EXCLUSIVE: I'm told that Jessica Chastain is back in the mix to play a starring role opposite Robert Downey Jr in Iron Man 3.  The role is a sexy scientist every bit as smart as Tony Stark.  Chastain, who last year starred in The Tree of Life …
Discussion: Just Jared
Zach Johnson / Us Weekly:
Exclusive: Giuliana and Bill Rancic: Why We Chose to Use a Gestational Surrogate  —  Giuliana and Bill Rancic always knew they'd be parents — they just didn't know how.  —  After several failed IVF attempts and a miscarriage, the couple will welcome their first child later this summer via gestational surrogate.
Discussion: Celebrity Baby Scoop
Mary Wisniewski / Reuters:
Jennifer Hudson says always disliked man accused of killing her family  —  (Reuters) - Grammy and Oscar winning singer and actress Jennifer Hudson testified on Monday that she had known the man charged with killing three members of her family since they were in middle school together but never liked him.
Discussion: Associated Press, Gawker and omg!
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TMZ.com:
Deion Sanders — My Wife Jumped Me ... Now 'I'm Pressing Charges!'
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Philiana Ng / Hollywood Reporter:
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Borys Kit / Hollywood Reporter:
‘Haywire’ Star Gina Carano in Talks to Join ‘Fast & Furious 6’ (Exclusive)
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Zach Johnson / Us Weekly:
Rep: Jennifer Aniston Is Not Marrying Justin Theroux in Crete
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Jessica Simpson's Still Pregnant, Everybody
Nicole Eggenberger / Us Weekly:
Justin Bieber Mocks Alleged Baby Mama Mariah Yeater on Twitter
 

 
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