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2:35 PM 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 …
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K-Fed: “I Didn't Know How Much Power Britney Had”
Discussion: Hollyscoop
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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 …
Alissa R / Us Weekly:
Britney Spears Celebrates 27th Birthday With Circus-Themed Party
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.
Discussion: Lifeline Live
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Alissa R / Us Weekly:
Sean Avery Gets Suspended for Calling Ex Elisha Cuthbert “Sloppy Seconds”  —  Dallas Stars hockey player Sean Avery has been suspended indefinitely for referring to his ex, 24's Elisha Cuthbert, as “sloppy seconds.”  —  Speaking to reporters Tuesday morning after a practice in Calgary …
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.
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Kate Schweitzer / Us Weekly:
Housewives of Atlanta's NeNe Gets Evicted  —  NeNe Leakes, star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, is no longer living at the 5,000-square-foot, 5-bedroom home shown on the hit Bravo series.  —  According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, she and her husband, real estate investor Gregory Leakes …
Discussion: LOVEBSCOTT.COM
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 …
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.
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Cele|bitchy:   Eva Longoria is a closet smoker
Lindsay Powers / Us Weekly:
Heidi Montag's Mom: I Give Her Marriage Six Months  —  Heidi Montag's mom opens up in the new issue of Us Weekly about her “devastation” over her perceived loss of her daughter to Spencer Pratt - whom, she says, may have even drugged Montag before their surprise Mexico elopement.
Discussion: POPSUGAR and I'm Not Obsessed
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Perez Hilton:   That's It????  —  Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are back from …
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 …
Ray Reyes / tbo.com:
St. Pete Times Photographer Sues Chris Brown, Rihanna  —  A St. Petersburg Times photographer is suing R&B singers Chris Brown and Rihanna for $1 million, saying their bodyguards attacked him as he was taking pictures of the entertainers outside a club earlier this year.
Discussion: Perez Hilton
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tbt* photographer suing Rihanna, Chris Brown
Discussion: Extra and TMZ.com
Kristin Boehm / People.com:
Brad Pitt Advises Ellen on ‘Catching’ George Clooney  —  Brad Pitt chats with Ellen DeGeneres via satellite  —  Hey, Ellen, forget Victoria's Secret models.  Leave Kate Hudson at home.  The real way to nab George Clooney to appear on her show is to woo him with male dancers, Brad Pitt slyly reveals.
Discussion: POPSUGAR
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“Prop 8 - The Musical” starring Jack Black, John C. Reilly, and many more...  “Prop 8 - The Musical” star...  (3:16)  —  A star-studded cast turns out for “Prop 8 - The Musical.”  —  Submitted by: Fod Team  —  Chosen One  —  Keywords: Marc Shaiman Adam Shankman Margaret Cho Andy Richter Maya Rudolph gay prop 8 musical
Alissa R / Us Weekly:
Kelly Ripa: Mark and I Aren't Splitting  —  Contrary to a new tabloid report, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos aren't calling it quits, her rep tells Usmagazine.com .  —  In its latest issue, the National Enquirer claims that she stormed out on her husband of 12 years over his “other women.”
Discussion: Geno's World
 
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Associated Press:
Madonna postpones concert in Buenos Aires
Discussion: Perez Hilton and Associated Press
Michael K / Dlisted:
Stephen Colbert Wants To Take Down Kanye West
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Associated Press:
Beckham back in NZ to a cooler welcome
Discussion: POPSUGAR and Socialite Life
Hollie McKay / Fox News:
Pop Tarts: Nudity the Norm in Heidi Klum's House
Discussion: Celebrity Scandals
Tim Weiner / New York Times:
Odetta, Voice of Civil Rights Movement, Dies at 77
Discussion: Associated Press, Gawker and Jezebel
 Earlier Picks: 
Michael K / Dlisted:
Brit Brit Did It Better Last Year
Michael Fleming / Variety:
Johnny Depp books ‘Hand of Dante’
Discussion: New York Magazine and Cinematical
Cele|bitchy:
Jessica Alba is foxy and drunk-looking in the new Campari calendar
Discussion: L.A. Rag Mag, iVillage and Gabby Babble
Reuters:
Rock act Creed in talks to reunite
Discussion: Perez Hilton
Jessica Gold Haralson / People.com:
Mariska Hargitay Hoping for Second Baby
Mike Fleeman / People.com:
Dylan McDermott Finalizes Divorce
Discussion: iVillage
Just Jared:
Rachel Weisz is Gotham Gorgeous
Discussion: OH NO!!
 

 
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Jack Brewster / Wall Street Journal:
A case study of the creation of an AI-powered local “news” website, directed to produce partisan stories on a US Senate race; a Fiverr developer made it for $80

Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
Roku says hackers accessed ~576K accounts using credential stuffing, and made purchases in ~400 cases, after a similar breach affecting ~15K accounts in March

Matthew Keys / The Desk:
Federal prosecutors charge Marco Gaudino with one count of conspiracy for allegedly giving Tim Burke credentials to access systems used by Fox News and others

 
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