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11:35 AM ET, December 3, 2008

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Marisa Laudadio / People.com:
Kevin Federline: My Side of the Story  —  Kevin Federline has been called many things in the nearly five years since Britney Spears walked into his life: boy toy, gold-digger, wannabe rapper, partier.  These days he answers to one name: Daddy.  —  Since splitting with Spears in 2006 …
Lizzie Smith / Daily Mail:
Birthday girl Britney struggles to keep her modesty as she celebrates in low-cut dress … Britney Spears dazzled her fans as she pulled on a low-cut grey dress to celebrate her 27th birthday last night.  —  The singer showed off her newly svelte body as she combined her party with one to mark …
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Laura Lane / OK! Magazine:
OK!  Exclusive: Inside Britney's Diva-Licious Birthday  —  Is Britney Spears starting to crack under the pressure?  —  Following a pair of performances on Good Morning America on Tuesday morning, the superstar birthday girl was back to her some of her old diva tricks as she arrived …
Alissa R / Us Weekly:
Britney Spears Celebrates 27th Birthday With Circus-Themed Party in NYC
Discussion: iVillage
Rodney Ho / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
‘Housewives’ star forced to move from Duluth home  —  Eviction notice ‘none of your business,’ NeNe Leakes writes  —  NeNe Leakes, the breakout star of the hit Bravo reality show “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” is no longer living at the pricey Duluth five-bedroom residence shown on the series.
Jaime Aron / Associated Press:
Sean Avery Suspended From NHL For Elisha Cuthbert “Sloppy Seconds” Remark  —  DALLAS — Of all the cajoling, snide remarks and other stunts Sean Avery pulled on the way to becoming the biggest pest in hockey, never had he gone so far that the NHL suspended him _ until Tuesday.
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Fox Sports:
Stars' Avery suspended indefinitely by NHL  —  Sean Avery was suspended indefinitely by the NHL on Tuesday, hours after the Dallas Stars forward made a crude reference to former girlfriends while talking with reporters.  —  Avery's inflammatory comments came following a morning skate in Calgary …
TSN.ca:   NHL SUSPENDS AVERY INDEFINITELY FOR COMMENTS, PENDING HEARING
Borys Kit / Hollywood Reporter:
Kristen Stewart to play Joan Jett  —  ‘Runaways’ biopic from writer-director Floria Sigismondi  —  Fresh from the success of “Twilight,” Kristen Stewart is set to portray Joan Jett in “The Runaways,” the rock ‘n’ roll biopic of the 1970s all-girl band.  —  Video director Floria Sigismondi wrote …
Cele|bitchy:
Jessica Alba is foxy and drunk-looking in the new Campari calendar  —  Jessica Alba graces every month of the new Campari calendar, posing seductively in black evening gowns and bathing suits while clutching the apertif.  Looking like a 40s pinup with a considerable buzz …
Discussion: L.A. Rag Mag
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Lindsay Powers / Us Weekly:
Brad Pitt: “My Goal” Is to Bring the Moustache Back in Style  —  Brad Pitt is bringing moustaches back.  —  “That's my goal,” the actor, 44, told Extra. at the Monday screening of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in New Orleans.  “I don't think 'staches are respected enough.”
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Extra:   The ‘Curious Case’ of Brangelina
Mandi Illuzzi / Us Weekly:
Brad Pitt: I'll Marry Angelina Jolie When “It's Important to Our Kids”
Discussion: Jossip
Rachel Paula Abrahamson / Us Weekly:
Rep: “Mary-Kate Olsen Is Not Pregnant”  —  Despite a recent National Enquirer report stating otherwise, Mary-Kate Olsen is not expecting her first child.  —  “Mary-Kate is absolutely not pregnant,” her rep told Usmagazine.com on Tuesday.  —  According to the paper, rumors sparked …
Korin Miller / NY Daily News:
Gotcha!  Eva Longoria Parker, more star smokers try to hide the habit  —  Who knew Eva Longoria Parker was a closet smoker?  —  It seems the “Desperate Housewives” star has been desperate to keep her habit under wraps - only openly indulging in a cigarette - or several - while she was out of the country this week.
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
Jessica Gold Haralson / People.com:
Mariska Hargitay Hoping for Second Baby  —  With 10 seasons of Law & Order: SVU under her belt, Emmy-winning actress Mariska Hargitay says she'd consider leaving the hit show - for one very important reason.  —  “I just want to see my kid,” the 44-year-old actress, who is mom to son August …
Sarah Rollo / Digital Spy:
Fielder-Civil going back behind bars  —  Amy Winehouse's husband is reportedly going back to jail after failing a drugs test in rehab.  —  Early release terms agreed by Blake Fielder-Civil saw him being admitted to the Surrey facility last month to overcome his drug addictions.
Discussion: TMZ.com
 
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