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1:30 PM ET, April 24, 2012

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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.
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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 …
Jade Watkins / Daily Mail:   Kim Kardashian steps out holding hands with Kanye West... to attend the opening of Scott Disick's …
Us Weekly:
PIC: New Couple Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Hit the Opening of Scott Disick's Restaurant
Discussion: Socialite Life and msnbc.com
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 …
Discussion: Hollyscoop
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Lacey Rose / Hollywood Reporter:
Ryan Seacrest Inks New Two-Year Deal to Stay With ‘American Idol’  —  The host has signed a two-year, $30 million pact to remain with the long-running singing show.  —  Ryan Seacrest is staying put at American Idol.  —  As he hinted during an interview on NBC's Today show this month …
Discussion: Starpulse, Bossip and msnbc.com
Facebook:
Ryan Seacrest Returns as Host of AMERICAN IDOL
Discussion: PerezHilton
Mike Fleming / Deadline.com/hollywood:
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.
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Mel Gibson In Talks To Join ‘Machete Kills’  —  Despite his recent less-than-flattering headlines about his war of words with screenwriter Joe Eszterhas, Mel Gibson has reportedly lined up another acting gig.  —  According to Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter, Mel is in talks for a supporting role in “Machete Kills.”
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” …
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Hollywood's ultimate jetsetters took their brood to the Galapagos Islands last week for some fun in the sun.  —  Newly-engaged pair Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt flew to the islands with their six kids — Maddox, 10, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 5, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 3 — in tow, where the family hit the beach.
Discussion: X17 Online
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Zach Johnson / Us Weekly:
Jon Voight: Angelina Jolie Hasn't Shared Any Wedding Plans Yet!
Discussion: Digital Spy and Just Jared
X17 Online:
EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS - ANGELINA AND BRAD RETURN TO THE GALAPAGOS AFTER UN TRIP TO VISIT COLOMBIAN REFUGEES
Discussion: INF Daily and Associated Press
Oliver Jones / People.com:
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Spend Weekend Together  —  Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis enjoyed some serious alone time together during an escape from L.A. last weekend.  —  The longtime friends and That '70s Show costars went on a three-day getaway to the coastal town of Carpinteria, Calif., just south of Santa Barbara.
Discussion: X17 Online and Cele|bitchy
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!
Shirley Halperin / Hollywood Reporter:
Gotye Clarifies ‘Glee’ Comment; Calls Darren Criss-Matt Bomer Cover ‘Clever’  —  The Aussie newcomer laughs off headlines that claim he hates the Fox show, telling a crowd gathered for an intimate performance at Hollywood's Sayers Club that “it was a great idea.”
Discussion: PerezHilton and AfterElton.com
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
Perez Hilton:
Justin Bieber Conquers The Billboard Charts!  —  Congratz are most certainly in order for the Biebs!  —  His current single, Boyfriend, Justin Bieber has hit a NEW record, becoming his FIRST top 10 on a U.S. Billboard airplay chart for Pop Songs!!!  —  Pretty surprising seeing as he's had SO much success, right?
Discussion: omg! and Oh No They Didn't!
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
Nicole Eggenberger / Us Weekly:
Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Upset Over Dancing With the Stars Rehearsal Footage  —  Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are both unhappy after Monday's Dancing With the Stars — and not because of their scores!  —  The partners weren't pleased with the rehearsal footage …
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.
 
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Kate Goodacre / Digital Spy:
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Las Vegas Review-Journal:
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Jordan Zakarin / Hollywood Reporter:
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Perez Hilton:
Ray J's Gotta Pay South Carolina Radio Station Over $26K For Missed Appearance
Mike Fleming / Deadline.com:
Jessica Chastain Back In 'Iron Man 3′ Talks
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Neetzan Zimmerman / Gawker:
Was Seal Caught Jerking Off On Last Night's Episode of Australia's The Voice?
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Zach Johnson / Us Weekly:
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