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10:45 AM ET, February 21, 2008


 Top News:
Lutfi Drug Probe — Full Steam Ahead  —  Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the LAPD investigation into Sam Lutfi allegedly drugging Britney Spears is well underway.  —  We're told the case has now been assigned to Robbery Homicide, primarily because of the sensitive nature of the allegations …
Daily Mail:
Police deny claims Britney was drugged by her manager  —  Police today insisted they are not investigating claims Britney Spears was drugged by pal Sam Lutfi, despite reports robbery and homicide officers are on the case.  —  US websites reported an investigation is “well underway” …
LAPD COUNTERS WEB CLAIM THAT BRIT BFF LUTFI IS UNDER INVESTIGATION  —  Sam Lutfi, the former Britney BFF and restraining order magnet, is getting a raw deal from the biggest player in the Spears-stalking media.  —  On Feb. 15, celebrity website TMZ blasted out an “exclusive” …
Discussion: Hollyscoop
X17 Online:
Report of LAPD Investigation Into Sam Drugging Britney Is Bogus, Says LAPD!
New York Post:
JANET'S THIRD TRY  —  JANET Jackson is taking the marriage plunge again.  Although the pop star has remained mum on her engagement to rapper Jermaine Dupri, she recently hit up designers like Badgley Mischka, asking for bridal gown samples.  “She's preparing for her private nuptials,” said one source.
New York Post:
NOT SO EASY?  —  NICK Lachey and his girlfriend, Vanessa Minnillo, don't really do anything beyond getting paid to show up at events or frolic at tropical resorts that need free press - so you'd think they'd appreciate their easy-money lifestyles.  Wrong!  According to a source at JC Penney's …
Discussion: New York Magazine
New York Post:
GIRL FOR MINNIE  —  SHE still hasn't confirmed or commented on our scoop about her pregnancy - but now we can tell you what Minnie Driver learned when Page Six caught her looking at her sonograms outside her doctor's office earlier this week.  A spy at Crewcuts, the J...
Discussion: Ayyyy! and Celebrity Baby Scoop
Daily Mail:
Jennifer Lopez ‘checks in to hospital’ to have her babies ... and Jessica Alba is also expecting twins  —  Jennifer Lopez has been taken to the private hospital where she intends to have her twins, it has been reported.  —  An American showbusiness website said a private room …
Starpulse Entertainment News Blog:
Jessica Alba Having Twins
Brian Orloff /
Jessica Simpson Rules the Box Office - in Ukraine  —  Is Jessica Simpson the David Hasselhoff of Ukraine?  —  The blond starlet seems to be the toast of the Eastern European nation.  Her latest film, Blonde Ambition, hit No. 1 in Ukraine, grossing $253,008 for the weekend of Feb. 14-17, Box Office Mojo reports.
New York Post:
UNREAL CONTROL OVER MONTAG  —  SLIPPERY reality “star” Spencer Pratt continues to have a Svengali-like grip on surgically enhanced girlfriend Heidi Montag.  Pratt, known best for feuding with Lauren Conrad on MTV's “The Hills,” is now Montag's manager.  He not only produced her horrendous album …
Discussion: Hot Momma Gossip
New York Post:
PEANUT PAY FOR HURLEY MAID  —  ELIZABETH Hurley and her husband, Arun Nayar, are multimillionaires many times over, but they're also accused of being skinflints - paying their Indian maid just $200 a week for endless hours of cooking, cleaning and baby-sitting, according to published reports.
Discussion: Gawker, Dlisted and iVillage
Quint / Ain't It Cool News:
PLUS - Exclusive AICN - We Know who Tetsuo is!  —  Hey folks, Harry here - we had this story, the one about DiCaprio - about a week ago, but while Moriarty was playing with Toshi - we lost the exclusive.  Dammit.  However, now we have Tetsuo - which isn't as big a name as DiCaprio - but it's a damn fine name.
Michael Fleming / Variety:
WB takes franchise turn with ‘Akira’
Rfiorentino /
Daily Debate: Who's Luckier?  —  And the debate rages on!  Which one of these two is luckier?  On one hand you have Ashton Kutcher, 30, who was best known for saying, “Dude!” before scoring big-time by sweeping Demi Moore off her perfectly pedicured feet, thus becoming the hero of straight men everywhere.
Discussion: Seriously? OMG!
Sir Paul McCartney pays tribute to late wife Linda in Brits finale  —  LIVE AT THE BRIT AWARDS 2008  —  Sir Paul McCartney got back to what he does best - forgetting his bitter divorce battle with Heather Mills to play some of the best songs of all time.  —  And while he was at it …
OK! Magazine:
Miley Cyrus: “I Need More Friends”  —  Though 15-year-old superstar Miley Cyrus would appear to have the world in her young hands, the Hannah Montana star says that's just not true.  —  “Some people think you have more privileges than other teenagers because of what you do,” Miley explains.
Brian Orloff /
Ellen to Christina Aguilera: ‘Are You Nursing?’  —  Christina Aguilera with Ellen DeGeneres  —  This week's PEOPLE cover subject Christina Aguilera is happy to chat about motherhood - every aspect of her new role, in fact.  During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show scheduled to air Wednesday …
Annie Hung / The Ellen DeGeneres Show:   Ellen's Video Tease #1
Michael Ausiello / TV Guide:
Exclusive: Bionic Woman Laid to Rest  —  It's now official: The Commander in Chief award for the most spectacular freshman flame-out of the 07-08 TV season goes to... Bionic Woman!  —  Although NBC isn't talking, I'm told by multiple sources that Bionic staffers were informed late last week …
Discussion: TV with MeeVee
Kate Stroup /
Orlando Bloom Is a ‘Sweetheart’ Says Model Miranda Kerr  —  Miranda Kerr is happy to talk philosophy, but stays quiet as a monk when it comes to her personal life.  —  “I practice Japanese Buddhism,” the model told PEOPLE Wednesday night.  “At the heart of it all, it's about practicing peace.”
Discussion: Just Jared
Stephen M. Silverman /
Pink: Divorce ‘Not About Cheating, Anger or Fighting’  —  Thanking her fans for their support, Pink said her divorce is “not about cheating, anger or fighting” and that she still considers her ex a “good man.”  —  “I wanted to reach out personally to all my fans/friends out there in the world,” the pop singer writes on her Web site.
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The Sun:
HERE's one to mull over this lunchtime.
Discussion: Yeeeah! and The Blemish
Courtney Hazlett / MSNBC:
Abdul pretends her bad video didn't happen
Discussion: Jossip and OH NO!!
Henry Seltzer / Us Weekly:
Katie Holmes Called a “Dream Actress”
Discussion: CelebWarship and Lifeline Live
Henry Seltzer / Us Weekly:
Jason Wahler Banned From Fiancee's College Apartment
Donna McConnell / Daily Mail:
Brits controversy as viewers complain after Sharon Osbourne unleashes …
Discussion: Cele|bitchy and Hecklerspray
In Touch Weekly:
Vanessa Minnillo gets a job!
Daily Mail:
‘Forever by your side’: David Beckham's promise to Posh in a new tattoo
Britney Spears pictured looking pregnant as judge refuses child visit
Discussion: Gawker and MollyGood
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New York Post:
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New York Post:
OUT AND ABOUT  —  JENNIFER Aniston's one-time love, Tate Donovan , is back on the market.
Alisandra Puliti / OK! Magazine:
Elisabeth's Baby Dance Party
Megan Lynn /
‘Top Model’ Judges Play Blame Game
Discussion: omg!
Jamie Lynn is Showing Off Her Baby Bump ... And Grounded
Discussion: Lifeline Live
Federal Judge Says It Seems Bogus To Him
New York Magazine:
Lindsay Lohan As Marilyn Monroe: Five Outtakes