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11:50 AM ET, February 21, 2008

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TMZ.com:
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 …
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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” …
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
Brian Orloff / People.com:
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.
Courtney Hazlett / MSNBC:
Abdul pretends her bad video didn't happen  —  Plus: Vanessa Minnillo gets a job — finally; watch out for Camilla Belle  —  Paula Abdul is extremely disappointed in the new music video for “Dance Like There's No Tomorrow,” according to a source close to the “American Idol” judge.
Discussion: Dlisted, Hollywood Rag, Jossip and OH NO!!
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 …
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Starpulse Entertainment News Blog:
Jessica Alba Having Twins
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: iVillage, Gawker and Dlisted
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
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David Caplan / People.com:
Clay Aiken Album to Be Released in May  —  Get ready Claymates, a new Clay Aiken album is just around the corner.  The former American Idol contestant is in New York City currently recording his fourth album, which he expects to be released in early May, he tells PEOPLE exclusively.
Discussion: OH NO!!
Cele|bitchy:
George Clooney on the cover of “Time”; Talks about how he hates Bill O'Reilly  —  Time Magazine has a new interview with George Clooney, in which he appears on the upcoming cover with the title “The Last Movie Star.”  The article seems to say very little despite how long it is …
Discussion: Time
Rfiorentino / PageSix.com:
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!
Michael Fleming / Variety:
WB takes franchise turn with ‘Akira’  —  Studio to adapt graphic novel  —  Warner Bros. will turn anime artist Katsuhiro Otomo's six-volume graphic novel “Akira” into two live-action feature films, the first of which is being fast tracked for release in summer 2009.  Legendary will co-finance with WB.
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Matt Donnelly / PageSix.com:
Etta is Going to Teach Beyonce a Thing or Two  —  Beyoncé is going to have the best coach in the biz when she takes on the role of Etta James in Cadillac Records, a forthcoming movie about Etta's life.  The legendary singer tells PageSix.com exclusively that she's going to be advising the “Bootylicious” star herself.
Discussion: X17 Online
oceanUP:
Starting Soon You Can Get Your Very Own Hannah Montana Makeover!  —  Disney announced that starting February 24 Hannah Montana makeovers will be offered at the Downtown Disney Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, Disney's high-end fantasy spa for kids, reports the Orlando Sentinel.
Discussion: Dlisted and MollyGood
 
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Jarett Wieselman / PageSix.com:
George is an Easy “Wider”
Just Jared:
Dominic Monaghan is Blackwing — EXCLUSIVE!
The Sun:
HERE's one to mull over this lunchtime.
Discussion: Yeeeah! and The Blemish
Henry Seltzer / Us Weekly:
Jason Wahler Banned From Fiancee's College Apartment
OK! Magazine:
Miley Cyrus: “I Need More Friends”
Kate Stroup / People.com:
Orlando Bloom Is a ‘Sweetheart’ Says Model Miranda Kerr
Discussion: Just Jared
Michael Ausiello / TV Guide:
Exclusive: Bionic Woman Laid to Rest
Discussion: TV with MeeVee
Donna McConnell / Daily Mail:
Brits controversy as viewers complain after Sharon Osbourne unleashes …
Discussion: Hecklerspray and Cele|bitchy
 Earlier Picks: 
In Touch Weekly:
Vanessa Minnillo gets a job!
Mirror.co.uk:
Britney Spears pictured looking pregnant as judge refuses child visit
Discussion: Gawker and MollyGood
ComingSoon.net:
Walt Disney Pictures Sets '09/'10 Release Dates
New York Post:
BABY FAN  —  PARTY girl Tara Reid had at least one devoted fan.
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
Tatiana Siegel / Variety:
David Fincher falls into ‘Black Hole’
Molly / POPSUGAR:
Jamie Lynn is Showing Off Her Baby Bump ... And Grounded
Discussion: Lifeline Live