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1:05 PM ET, February 5, 2007

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Stephen M. Silverman / People.com:
Jessica Simpson: Seeing Nick Lachey With Another Woman Hurt  —  Jessica Simpson says seeing Nick Lachey with another woman after their split was painful.  —  "Oh, it hurt me," Simpson tells Elle in its March issue.  "Two or three weeks later?  Yeah, I'd say it kind of hurt me."
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People.com:
SHADES OF RED  —  Jessica Simpson debuts a new reddish brunette do during a busy Saturday night out, where the singer hit L.A.'s Whisky Bar and Hyde Lounge.  The singer, who's recently been linked to John Mayer, has kept quiet about her personal life, telling Elle in its March issue …
Chris Auchterlonie / Splash News Online:
Jessica Simpson and her "O" face
New York Post:
PORN STAR SHOWED HIS STUFF  —  PORN legend Ron Jeremy has finally fessed up to what Page Six reported three years ago - that he, Paris Hilton and Bijou Phillips played a cheeky game of "I'll show you mine, and you show me yours" during a party at the Chateau Marmont.  Hilton "asked if they could see it.
Jon Warech / People.com:
Tom & Katie Party in Miami  —  Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes partied late into the night in Miami on Saturday.  —  The couple were among the star-studded crowd at the Ocean Drive magazine and MarketAmerica.com pre-Super Bowl party in South Beach, where Fergie and her Black Eyed Peas bandmate Will.i.Am kicked off the night's concert.
Discussion: POPSUGAR
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John Marshall / Associated Press:
Super Bowl parties showcase flesh, flash  —  MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Nick Lachey strolled right through the lobby, new girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo on his arm, an entourage of about a dozen in tow and a few paparazzi out front.  —  Terrell Owens, sporting a dark jacket and even darker glasses …
Donald Trump / NY Daily News:
Word is Donald ducks payment  —  Donald Trump is sprucing up his Atlantic City casino properties - but some contractors are mumbling talk of a boycott over disputed payments for work at the Trump Taj Mahal.  —  "He's always had a bad reputation," says a source.  "He's the Leona Helmsley of the casino world."
Discussion: Holy Candy and celebrity terrorist
TMZ.com:
Lindsay In the Danger Zone  —  Rehab-hopping Lindsay Lohan threw herself back into the hornet's nest over the weekend — by popping into the Hollywood bar scene.  —  TMZ spies didn't see her drink, but she tempted fate by keeping company with premiere party pal, Paris Hilton.
Discussion: Dlisted and The Evil Beet
NY Daily News:
Rock wasn't G-manly enough for FBI chief  —  Rock Hudson  —  J. Edgar Hoover's obsession with Rock Hudson's gay lifestyle caused Universal Studios to alter a movie in which he starred, a new book claims.  —  The FBI director, a lifelong bachelor who may or may not have been a crossdresser …
Starpulse:
Andy Dick Bothers Ivanka Trump & Is Forcibly Removed From 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'  —  Comedian Andy Dick was forcibly removed by security during an appearance on talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live last Friday night, after repeatedly touching guest Ivanka Trump without her permission.
Discussion: Celeb Gossip Junkie
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TMZ.com:
YOU GOTTA SEE THIS! Dick Removed
Abby / Yeeeah!:
Britney Spears Loves Fashion, Being Single  —  Britney Spears showed up at the Baby Phat fashion show in New York on Saturday in a too-tight dress and blabbing about her newfound bacherlorette status.  People magazine reports: … Not really all that fascinating, I don't suppose.
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Contactmusic.com:   SPEARS LOVES BEING SINGLE
Celebitchy / Cele|bitchy:
Is Naomi Watts finally pregnant?  —  I was calling Naomi Watts pregnant after last year's Oscars so it's hard to tell with her, but reader Millie pointed out to me that she's wearing loose dresses lately and that her boobs are getting big.  Things seem to be going well with her boyfriend Liev Schreiber …
Discussion: Metadish
Starpulse:
Justin Timberlake Was High During Punk'd Prank  —  Pop star Justin Timberlake was high on marijuana when he made an emotional appearance on Ashton Kutcher's prank show Punk'd in 2003.  —  The My Love singer was tricked into believing his possessions were being taken by the tax authorities and appeared to be on the verge of tears.
Hollywood Reporter:
Whedon exits 'Wonder' pic  —  Joss Whedon, who had been developing a big-screen adaptation of DC Comics superhero Wonder Woman for Warner Bros.  Pictures and Silver Pictures, parted ways with the studio and production company on the project.  —  Whedon announced the news Friday on a fansite, chalking it up to creative differences.
Discussion: The Corsair and FishBowlLA
3am:
PISTOL PETE  —  BAD NEWS He wants gun licence GOOD NEWS Police refuse  —  WE don't know who'll be happier - the pheasants or the general public.  —  But we're relieved to report that Pete Doherty has just been refused a gun licence by the local rozzers.  —  The dopey rocker made enquires …
Discussion: subvert society
New York Post:
GROSS-OUT ACT  —  JACKASS "star" Steve-O was kicked out of Miami club Mokai for urinating on the bar.  Spies told Page Six the obnoxious comic showed up with a group of friends and was drinking for almost an hour.  Then, well-forti fied, "he walked up to the bar, opened up, aimed and peed," said one witness.
Discussion: Dlisted
Associated Press:
Ryan O'Neal accused of assaulting son  —  MALIBU, Calif. - Oscar-nominated actor Ryan O'Neal was arrested for investigation of assaulting his adult son at the actor's Malibu home over the weekend, officials said.  —  Deputies and paramedics were called to O'Neal's Malibu residence at 12:30 a.m. Saturday …
Lburch / A Socialite's Life:
Kylie Minogue and Olivier Martinez Split  —  Shocking?  With Olivier Martinez spotted with Michelle Rodriguez a few times over the last week, the split really doesn't qualify as such.  The 38-year-old pop star and the French actor, 41, issued a joint statement to confirm they were no longer a couple.
Associated Press:
Judge bars release of Paris Hilton items  —  LOS ANGELES - A federal judge has issued a temporary injunction against a Web site peddling personal pictures, videos, diaries, and other items that heiress Paris Hilton once kept at a storage facility.  —  Hilton sued the Web site ParisExposed.com last month …
Ulrica Wihlborg / People.com:
Tori & Dean Celebrate at Their Baby Shower  —  To celebrate the upcoming birth of their first child together, Tori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott welcomed around 50 guests to a coed baby shower on Saturday afternoon at Elixir Tonic & Tea in West Hollywood.
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Marc Malkin / E! Online:
Inside Tori's Baby Shower
 
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Anna Shanks / Splash News Online:
Britney looks run down in NYC
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Michael K / Dlisted:
Making Me Vom  —  JLo and Skeletor performed at a Super Bowl …
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