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2:36 AM ET, December 3, 2008


 Top News: 
The ‘Curious Case’ of Brangelina  —  Brad Pitt hit the red carpet last night at the New Orleans premiere of “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” — and opened up about the security guard scuffle he was involved in last month.  “Do we need to clear the air?”  Pitt asked “Extra” of the incident.
Discussion: Us Weekly and I'm Not Obsessed
Mike Celizic / MSNBC:
Pitt on family: 'They're driving me crazy — I'm proud'  —  Actor opens up about Angelina, their kids and New Orleans charity work  —  Brad Pitt was in New Orleans' 9th Ward, a place he loves, talking about the most important things in his life — his family and helping others.
Mandi Illuzzi / Us Weekly:
Brad Pitt: I'll Marry Angelina Jolie When “It's Important to Our Kids”
Discussion: Jossip
Lindsay Powers / Us Weekly:
Jessica Alba Shows Off Post-Baby Bod in Campari Calendar  —  Jessica Alba is the new face of Club Campari's 2009 calendar.  —  In the steamy photos - shot over a couple of days in Malibu - Alba is photographed in a bathing suit, evening gown and short shorts - dressed up as a “sort of femme fatale/screen siren,” she explains.
PHOTOS: Jessica Alba Bares Body After Baby for Calendar  —  Jessica Alba shows off her body-after-baby in the 2009 Campari calendar, and PEOPLE has a sneak peek of the pictures that the actress says allowed her “play out this sort of bombshell.”  —  “I'm usually walking around in comfy clothes …
Amy Diluna / NY Daily News:
Katie Couric's new 'do is a fashion don't  —  If it ain't broke, don't fix it, Katie.  —  Just when Katie Couric was hitting her stride, she tripped up last night - with a hair-raising new look that put the “ew” in the evening news.  —  The coif, a boyish pixie cut that channeled …
POLL: What Do You Think of Katie Couric's New 'Do?
Discussion: and Mollygood
Patrick Swayze Responds to ‘Lies’ About His Condition  —  Continuing to remain positive as he battles pancreatic cancer, Patrick Swayze is hitting back against tabloid rumors about his health in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE.  —  “I'm very proud of the work I've done on my new series The Beast …
Alex Dobuzinskis / Reuters:
Patrick Swayze denies reports he is near death
Discussion: Perez Hilton
Shauna: My Husband Beat The Crap Out of Me  —  Shauna Sand claims she was choked, punched and thrown across a room in front of her children — and the bastard behind the alleged beatings is her very own husband.  —  The former Playmate received a temporary restraining order against Romain Chavent yesterday …
Mark Gray /
Julianne Hough and Boyfriend Talk Marriage  —  Julianne Hough has found the man she hopes to two-step to the altar with someday - boyfriend Chuck Wicks.  —  “We definitely want to go there,” she tells PEOPLE of the prospect of marrying her country singer boyfriend of five months.
Beth Hardie /
Courtney Love: I paved way for Britney's crash and burn  —  Courtney Love says she set the stage for Britney Spears' public breakdown with her own erratic behaviour.  —  Kurt Cobain's outspoken widow said: “I had a long, hard fall.  I set the stage for Britney to crash and burn.
Helen / Cele|bitchy:
Courtney Love claims to have set the stage for Britney's breakdown
Clint Morris / Moviehole:
STILLER CONFIRMS ZOOLANDER SEQUEL  —  I believe it was Owen Wilson who first told me about a potential “Zoolander” sequel.  But this was years ago - I believe it was at the junket for “Wedding Crashers” - and have heard nothing of it since.  —  All these years later, the film's star and director …
Discussion: Evil Beet Gossip and Perez Hilton
Lawyer: William Balfour Innocent of Jennifer Hudson Family Murders  —  Jennifer Hudson's estranged brother-in-law William Balfour, who was arrested this week in the October murders of her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew, “did not commit these crimes,” the man's lawyer tells PEOPLE.
RELATED:   Balfour Charged in Hudson Murders
Michael K / Dlisted:
Too Much Fug For One Cover  —  These are the last three hos I want to see naked on a damn magazine cover.  Are they trying to cause mass nausea with this s**t?  Most of you probably don't even know who these fuglets are.  It's the daughters of Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood and Bob Geldof on Tatler shot by Bryan Adams.
Discussion: The Sun
MSat / Cele|bitchy:
69 year-old Tina Turner reprises Mad Max costume for NY concert  —  A few years ago, I went to see Cher during her very extended “Farewell” tour.  The fifty-something singer busted out that black fishnet body stocking she wore in her “Turn Back Time” video back in the 80s.
Michael K / Dlisted:
Blind Items: I Guess....You Guess....  Which in-the-news celebrity is worried that his relationships with a transexual escort and a rent boy are going to hit the newsstands?  (Popbitch)  —  Stone Phillips!  I don't know why he popped into my head.  Wishful thinking.  Don't even guess Mah Boo Anderson Cooper.
Discussion: OH NO!!
Castina / Pop Crunch:
Miley Cyrus Divorce From Parents: Miley Cyrus Emancipation  —  Will Miley Cyrus celebrate her Sweet 16 with a divorce from her parents?  —  The Hannah Montana star is reportedly in discussions with her attorney about filing a Petition of Emancipation form after repeatedly butting heads with the parentals …
Discussion: oceanUP
NHL SUSPENDS AVERY INDEFINITELY FOR COMMENTS, PENDING HEARING  —  The NHL has suspended Dallas Stars forward Sean Avery indefinitely, pending a hearing with commissioner Gary Bettman.  —  Avery missed Tuesday's game against the Calgary Flames.  —  The Stars' super-pest is being suspended …
New York Post:
MADGE, A-ROD HUNT LOVE NEST  —  MADONNA and Alex Rodriguez are quietly shopping for love nests on the Upper East Side and on the East End, sources told Page Six.  —  A knowledgeable real estate source tells us the kabbalah-crazed pop queen and the skirt-chasing power hitter are …
Brock Vergakis / Associated Press:
Coleman pleads no contest to disorderly conduct  —  SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gary Coleman has pleaded no contest to a disorderly conduct charge stemming from a September incident at a bowling alley.  —  The 40-year-old former star of “Diff'rent Strokes” was ordered to pay a $100 fine in a Payson court Tuesday.
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James Ball / Politico:
The allegations facing Will Lewis and Rob Winnett are not remotely in line with either UK or US journalism ethics; blaming British media culture is wrong

Jeremy Barr / Washington Post:
Internal memo: ABC News Executive Editor Stacia Deshishku is leaving the network and her 35-year career in journalism

Lachlan Cartwright / The Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: The Daily Beast's DC bureau chief Martin Pengelly has quit five weeks after being hired; the outlet will lay off several non-guild employees next week

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