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12:25 PM ET, February 28, 2008

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Rich Shapiro / NY Daily News:
2 docs probed over Ledger pain pills  —  Federal drug investigators are probing two doctors over the death of actor Heath Ledger, the Daily News has learned.  —  The doctors - one in California, one in Texas - are believed to have supplied the “Brokeback Mountain” star with the powerful painkillers Oxycontin …
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TMZ.com:
Feds Investigating Docs Who Prescribed to Heath  —  TMZ has confirmed that federal drug enforcement agents are investigating at least two MDs who prescribed drugs to Heath Ledger.  —  Immediately following the actor's death, DEA reportedly subpoenaed several documents from the NYPD …
People.com:
Feds Probe Doctors in Heath Ledger's Death
Discussion: Hollywood Offender
X17 Online:
Doctors Investigated In Connection With Heath's Death
Discussion: OH NO!!
Perez Hilton:
When Daddy Bangs Your Friend!  —  The Hogan family is just full of dramz these days.  —  We.  Love.  It.  —  Reports are surfacing that the Hulkster had an affair while he was still living with his wife, prompting the hulking Linda Hogan to file for divorce from him.  A divorce that's recently turned u-g-l-y .
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NY Daily News:
Store can't handle a Brit fit  —  Britney Spears keeps coming up with weird requests for her favorite L.A. boutiques.  —  She flummoxed staff at the Betsey Johnson on Melrose Ave. this month by turning up with a Dolce & Gabbana dress she wanted the store to copy - in all white - to be ready by that evening.
TMZ.com:
“Idol” Nurse Busted for DUI  —  “A.I.” finalist Amanda Overmyer plead guilty to DUI back in October 2006 near her hometown of Crawfordsville, In.  —  She received a suspended sentence of 60 days and was placed on 180 days probation, which ended in August 2007.  —  Story developing ...
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Graeme Massie / Showbiz Spy:
American Idol star Amanda Overmyer once spent time behind bars for DUI
Henry Seltzer / Us Weekly:
Owen Wilson and Kate Hudson “Hooking Up”  —  After a suicide attempt last August, Owen Wilson has been given a second chance at life - and, it seems, love.  —  The actor was seen driving his silver Toyota Prius away from Kate Hudson's Pacific Palisades home on Feb. 23.
Graeme Massie / Showbiz Spy:
Hugh Hefner wants Lindsay Lohan to appear in Playboy — as Marilyn Monroe  —  Lindsay Lohan will get another chance to strip off and pose nude as Marilyn Monroe - if Hugh Hefner gets his way.  —  Hefner wants the starlet to appear in Playboy recreating Monroe's famous naked swim …
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Phil / Egotastic!:   Lindsay Lohan Naked is Worth a Lot of Money
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People.com:
COVER STORY SNEAK PEEK: Nicole Richie on How Baby Changed Her Life
Lina Ritchie / Daily Mail:
Fading away: Jordan's a shadow of her former self at Peter Andre's birthday bash  —  She's recently reduced her 32FF famous breasts to a more manageable D-cup, and now it seems the rest of her is shrinking too.  —  Katie Price, who has built a career on her cartoon-like assets in her alternate guise …
Discussion: Seriously? OMG!
Daily Mail:
Hollywood' A-list double daters: TomKat share an evening with Will and Jada  —  They're the best of friends and now Hollywood's top two power couples are even sharing date night together - with raunchy results.  —  Dining with fellow A-listers Tom Cruise and wife Katie Holmes obviously stirred …
Discussion: A Socialite's Life
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Just Jared:   TomKat and Will Smith Double Date
The Sun:
Jolie to raise her baby in France  —  ANGELINA JOLIE and BRAD PITT will have their next child in France to honour the actress's late French-Canadian mother.  —  And I can also reveal that, despite rumours the pair are expecting twins, it will be just one girl to add to their growing family.
New York Post:
JESSICA'S BURDEN  —  JESSICA Alba knows the trauma of developing a big chest at an early age - she says she was labeled a sixth-grade slut by her elementary school principal and a couple of “self-righteous” PTA moms.  “The accusation still ricochets . . . They think I'm...
TMZ.com:
LAPD Now Confirms Britney Investigation  —  The LAPD is finally commenting on the investigation first reported by TMZ earlier this month.  —  As we said, Sam Lutfi is under investigation by the Robbery Homicide division of LAPD for allegedly drugging Brit.  LAPD officials first said there was no such investigation.
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Associated Press:
Police reviewing alleged Spears drugging
Mandi Illuzzi / Us Weekly:
Pete Wentz Gives Ashlee Simpson a Promise Ring  —  Ashlee Simpson has been flashing bling on her ring finger for a while now.  —  On Wednesday, she confirmed it's a promise ring from her Fall Out Boy beau Pete Wentz.  —  “It just means that he hasn't asked my dad yet...” …
Ianmcshane / holymoly.co.uk:
QUEEN NEFERTI-TEASE  —  All that parading about in ‘Underworld’ in a leather catsuit seems to have awoken the filthier side of actress Kate Beckinsale, who gave an interview to Allure magazine in which she flung around more innuendoes than Julian Clary at a cock-fight.
Discussion: Dlisted and Jezebel
New York Post:
BLOGGERS' SORDID ONLINE CHAT  —  MARIO Lavandeira - better known as online gossip “Perez Hilton” - encouraged a handsome young blogger to send sex tapes of himself while he was making promises of promotion for the blogger's own fledgling Web site.  —  Jonathan Jaxson - a former publicist …
Discussion: Deceiver.com, Gawker and Jossip
 
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Daily Mail:
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Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
The EU Commission fines Apple €1.8B for stifling competition from rival music streaming services, the EU's third-largest antitrust fine; Apple plans to appeal

Laura Wagner / Washington Post:
The NewsGuild of New York accuses the NYT of targeting staff with Middle Eastern or North African backgrounds in a investigation into October 7 coverage leaks

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