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3:05 AM ET, January 25, 2013

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Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
J.J. Abrams Set to Direct Next ‘Star Wars’ Film (Exclusive)  —  J.J. Abrams will direct the next “Star Wars” film for Disney, taking stewardship of one of Hollywood's most iconic and lucrative film franchises, an individual with knowledge of the production told TheWrap.
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Dominic Patten / Deadline.com:
J.J. Abrams To Direct New ‘Star Wars’ Movie For Disney  —  Star Trek director J.J. Abrams will be helming the next Star Wars movie.  “It's done deal with J.J.,” a source with knowledge of the situation told Deadline today.  Argo director Ben Affleck was also up for the gig, the source says.
Discussion: Egotastic!, Us Weekly and Variety
Borys Kit / Hollywood Reporter:
J.J. Abrams Nearing Deal to Direct Next ‘Star Wars’  —  J.J. Abrams is in late-stage talks to direct the next Star Wars film for Disney.  —  Sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter that the Star Trek director is negotiating to direct Episode VII, the next installment in the fabled sci-fi franchise.
Discussion: Just Jared and Towleroad News #gay
Roslyn Sulcas / New York Times:
Paris Opera Ballet Picks Outsider for New Director  —  PARIS — Benjamin Millepied, the choreographer and a former principal at New York City Ballet, will be the new director of dance at the Paris Opera Ballet, starting in September 2014.  —  The announcement on Thursday morning …
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Justin Ravitz / Us Weekly:
Natalie Portman, Husband Benjamin Millepied, Son Aleph Moving to Paris  —  Natalie Portman and her family are getting ready to say au revoir to Hollywood.  The Black Swan star's husband, French dancer-choreographer Benjamin Millepied, has been tapped to be the new director of dance …
Amber Goodhand / RADAR:
Sylvester Stallone Says He Was Blackmailed By Half-Sister Into Secret Settlement Over Allegations Of Abuse  —  Sylvester Stallone's half-sister Toni-Ann Filiti alleged he abused her for years, resulting in a multimillion-dollar settlement that the Rocky star claims he was blackmailed into, RadarOnline.com is reporting.
Discussion: Oh No They Didn't! and PerezHilton
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Stephanie Marcus / The Huffington Post:
Sylvester Stallone Blackmailed By Half-Sister For Millions Over Abuse Allegations
Discussion: VH1 Celebrity
Cindy Adams / New York Post:
EXCLUSIVE: Sylvester Stallone reached a confidential settlement with his half-sister over allegations he abused her
Discussion: Bossip
TMZ.com:
Bethenny Frankel's Husband Declares Divorce War  —  DIVORCE WAR  —  EXCLUSIVE  —  Bethenny Frankel's estranged husband has made it clear ... he's not going down without a fight in divorce court, because he's gunning for exactly the same spoils Bethenny wants from him.
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Celebuzz:
Beyond the Smush Room: Lindsay Lohan ‘Made Out’ With DJ Pauly D, Reveals Snooki  —  We've seen plenty of action in the infamous “smush room” on Jersey Shore, but castmember DJ Pauly D got a little loving from Lindsay Lohan outside the New Jersey area.  —  According to fellow fist pumper Nicole …
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The Superficial:   Lindsay Lohan Hooked Up With Pauly D. Of Course.
NY Daily News:
Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax perpetrator Ronaiah Tuiasosopo impersonated ‘Lennay Kekua’ female voice over phone to speak to Notre Dame player  —  The soul-baring chats between the star linebacker and the man posing as his phantom girlfriend were the linchpin of their fake fairy-tale romance.
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TMZ.com:
I'M FAR FAR FAR FROM GAY  —  Manti Te'o just revealed …
Discussion: Bossip and Towleroad News #gay
Us Weekly:
Exclusive: Beyonce's Super Bowl Songs With Destiny's Child Revealed!  —  Beyonce is ready to bring it at the Super Bowl.  As previously revealed by Us Weekly, the Grammy-winning singer is reuniting with her Destiny's Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams to perform together during …
Zach Johnson / Us Weekly:
Michael Buble's Wife Luisana Lopilato Is Pregnant!  —  Michael Buble and Luisana Lopilato shared some happy news with the world on Thursday, Jan. 24: the Argentine actress is pregnant with the couple's first child!  —  The spouses of nearly two years made the announcement in a video message …
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Sarah / People.com:
Baby on the Way for Michael Bublé
Discussion: Celeb Gossip …
Mike Fleeman / People.com:
Lisa D'Amato of America's Next Top Model Seriously Injures Face in Freak Accident  —  These are not photos for her model portfolio - or for the feint of heart.  —  Lisa D'Amato, who won the all-star cycle of America's Next Top Model in 2011, is recovering from a freak accident that broke …
Discussion: TODAY.com and Oh No They Didn't!
Ida Mae Astute / Yahoo! Good Morning America:
Robin Roberts Returns to ‘GMA’ Set for First Time for Test Run  —  Robin Roberts made a much anticipated return to the Times Square Studio of “Good Morning America” for a behind-the-scenes test run this morning.  —  Roberts arrived at the studio at 5 a.m. after waking at 3:45 a.m.
Kevin O'Donnell / People.com:
Marc Anthony and Shannon de Lima Split  —  It's over!  Marc Anthony and Shannon de Lima have called it quits after dating for more than a year.  —  “Marc is no longer dating model Shannon de Lima,” his rep Blanca Lasalle tells PEOPLE exclusively.  “The amicable breakup became official right in mid-January.”
Pete Samson / The Sun:
Mila blue-nis  —  Sexiest star fancies 50 Shades film role  —  GORGEOUS Mila Kunis says she would love to star in the film version of Fifty Shades of Grey.  —  Bonk-buster ... Fifty Shades  —  Mila — voted the world's sexiest woman by Sun readers — admitted she could have a “good time” …
Discussion: New York Post, PerezHilton and PopWatch
Tim Nudd / People.com:
Sarah Paulson Is Freaked Out by Her Own Show, American Horror Story  —  Sarah Paulson, on American Horror Story  —  It's a good thing American Horror Story wrapped up its second season Wednesday night.  One of its stars, Sarah Paulson, can sleep a little easier now.
Discussion: TV Envy
The Superficial:
Christian Bale Called A Little Boy With Cancer To Talk About Batman  —  WATCH: Zach Talks Batman With Christian Bale  —  Before we resume our usual celebrity breast gazing and human detritus freak show, here's 8-year-old Batman fanatic Zach getting a call from Christian Bale who's apparently …
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Aaron Couch / Hollywood Reporter:
Christian Bale Phones Young Leukemia Patient (Video)
Discussion: Gawker and Dlisted
 
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Photo Boy / The Superficial:
The Crap We Missed  —  Welcome to Thursday's The Crap We Missed …
Nicole Sullivan / Us Weekly:
Nicole Sullivan Says Jessica Alba and Other Celeb Moms Are “Lying” About How They Lost the Baby Weight
Discussion: Celeb Gossip …
Lauren Turner / PopSugar:
Exclusive - The Shirtless Hemsworth Brothers Get Sexy Surfing in Costa Rica
Discussion: Us Weekly
Perez Hilton:
EXCLUSIVE!!! Brand New NKOTB Teaser For Their Upcoming Album 10!
Louis C. Hochman / New Jersey Online:
Video: LGBT teen comes out to Parsippany High senior class
Discussion: Queerty
TMZ.com:
‘Django Unchained’ — Slave Toys Banned from eBay
Discussion: Oh No They Didn't!
TMZ.com:
Manti Te'o — Releases VOICEMAILS from ‘Lennay Kekua’
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Marco / X17 Online:
ZAC EFRON GOES THROUGH A RANGE OF EMOTIONS ON THE SET OF ARE WE OFFICIALLY DATING
Discussion: INF Daily
Anya / People.com:
Baby Boy on the Way for Julia Pace Mitchell
Deadline.com:
Dakota Fanning To Play Errol Flynn's Teen Mistress In ‘The Last Of Robin Hood’
Discussion: I Watch Stuff
X17 Online:
JENNIFER LOPEZ DOES WINTER WHITE JUST RIGHT FOR THE NEW YORK PREMIERE OF PARKER
Discussion: omg! and Celeb Digs
Anya / People.com:
Sam and Stephanie Poueu Expecting First Child
Raha Lewis / People.com:
Adrienne Maloof: Why I'm ‘Casually Dating’ Rod Stewart's Son
Discussion: New York Post
Kaiser / Cele|bitchy:
Does Daniel Craig think Rob Pattinson should take over the James Bond role?
Discussion: Hollywood Life
 

 
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Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
NAPA boss says BBC should buy news from agencies rather than ‘call centre’ local newspapers

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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
New Yorker cover artist says resemblance to August cartoon is unintentional

 
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