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8:35 PM ET, December 3, 2008

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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.
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TMZ.com:
Nothing Says Forever ...  ... like a pair of wedding rings …
Discussion: OH NO!!
Perez Hilton:   That's It????  —  Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are back from …
ETonline:
MARK RUFFALO'S BROTHER SHOT  —  ET breaks the news that actor Mark Ruffalo's brother Scott is clinging to life following a shooting in Beverly Hills earlier this week.  —  Sources tell ET that Scott, who is a hairstylist, was found after having been shot in the head.
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Oliver Jones / People.com:
Mark Ruffalo's Brother Shot in the Head  —  13 Going on 30 star Mark Ruffalo's younger brother Scott was shot in head at his Beverly Hills condominium early Monday morning, PEOPLE has confirmed.  He is currently in very serious condition in Los Angeles hospital.
TMZ.com:
Beverly Hills Shooting — Actor's Bro Clings to Life  —  Mark Ruffalo's brother is clinging to life right now after he was shot in the head in Beverly Hills Monday.  —  Police sources tell TMZ Scott Ruffalo was the victim of a “suspicious shooting” that took place in his own Beverly Hills apartment.
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Hollywoodtuna:
Elisha Cuthbert Is A Sloppy Second  —  The NHL has suspended Dallas Stars forward Sean Avery indefinitely for comments he made about other players dating his ex girlfriends, calling them sloppy seconds.  Big deal, hockey is all about the trash talk.  Besides, the guy's dated puck sluts …
Jaime Aron / Associated Press:
AVERY SUSPENDED FOR ‘SLOPPY SECONDS’ COMMENT
Discussion: Jossip and Splash News Online
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 …
Kim / Kim Kardashian official web site:
Rumor Control: ‘Playboy’  — Hugh Hefner, - Kim Kardashian, - Playboy, - rumors  —  There are a bunch of reports about me on the web saying that I snubbed Hugh Hefner.  They're quoting me as saying, “It was a one-off.  I don't think I'll do Playboy or anything like that again.”
People.com:
Kelly Ripa's Rep Says ‘No Truth’ to Marital Split Story  —  Kelly Ripa's rep has a reply to the claim that the star's 12-year marriage to actor Mark Consuelos is over: No way.  —  “There is no truth to the story.  Their marriage continues to be quite healthy, and the National Enquirer …
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Alissa R / Us Weekly:
Kelly Ripa: Mark and I Aren't Splitting
Discussion: Geno's World
Chicago Breaking News:
No bail in Jennifer Hudson family murder case  —  Despite his attorney's assertion that the case against his client was circumstantial and based on unreliable witnesses, bail was denied today for the estranged brother-in-law of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson who has been charged with killing three members of her family.
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Perez Hilton:   Jailed Hudson ‘Murderer’ Denied Bail
Us Weekly:   Lawyer: William Balfour Angry Over Wife's Dating, Kills Hudson Family
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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 …
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
Discussion: LOVEBSCOTT.COM and poponthepop.com
New York Post:
THE FAITH OF TV  —  JESSICA Simpson wants to head off to college to study theology - and watching TV was her inspiration.  “I've been contemplating taking a college course in religion,” the bubblehead told Marie Claire.  “I love religion.  I remember whenever the book ‘The Da Vinci Code’ came out …
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
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Lizzie Smith / Daily Mail:
Birthday girl Britney struggles to keep her modesty as she celebrates …
Ann Clark / People.com:
Victoria Beckham Acts Strict on Her Sons' Manners  —  Victoria Beckham with her boys, including Cruz dressed as Batman  —  David and Victoria Beckham's sons appear to have it all - and their Hollywood parents make sure they don't forget it, by schooling them in the right manners.
Miu von Furstenberg / Socialite Life:
Who's A Botox Addict  —  What superstar is so addicted to Botox that she now has a botox specialist on her staff?  The last time that the specialists services were needed she flew them 5000 miles to freeze her face.
Discussion: Dlisted
 
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Josef Adalian / TVWeek.com:
NBC's Sunday Audible: Supersize ‘Apprentice’
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Peter Gicas / E! Online:
Aniston on Motherhood: “It's Something I Long For”
Discussion: X17 Online, Defamer and OH NO!!
Michael K / Dlisted:
Which OC Housewife Is Leaving The Show Forever?!
Todd McCarthy / Variety:
SUNDANCE UNVEILS COMPETITION LINEUP
Discussion: Gawker
Reuters:
Tori Amos inks with Universal Republic
Michael Fleming / Variety:
Johnny Depp books ‘Hand of Dante’
 Earlier Picks: 
Jay Bird / Cele|bitchy:
Miley Cyrus wants emancipation from her family
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Kristin Boehm / People.com:
Brad Pitt Advises Ellen on ‘Catching’ George Clooney
Discussion: POPSUGAR
Hollie McKay / Fox News:
Pop Tarts: Nudity the Norm in Heidi Klum's House
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