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10:50 AM ET, December 4, 2008

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 Top News: 
Kate Schweitzer / Us Weekly:
Anne Heche Is Pregnant!  —  Anne Heche and her beau, actor James Tupper, are expecting their first child together, her rep tells Usmagazine.com exclusively.  —  “They are thrilled,” her rep tells Us.  —  Check out the baby bump hall of fame!  —  The two first met in 2006 on the set …
Stephen M. Silverman / People.com:
Céline Dion Candid About Having More Kids  —  Céline Dion  —  With so much of her life spent on stage, Céline Dion says she plans to mark next year's finish to her lengthy concert tour by expanding her family - which currently is comprised of husband René Angélil …
Discussion: Cele|bitchy and Jezebel
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Brian Orloff / People.com:
Lil Wayne, Coldplay Lead Grammy Nods  —  Lil Wayne; Chris Martin of Coldplay  —  Lil Wayne is having a big year.  —  Not only did the rapper's album Tha Carter III go five times platinum, selling over five million copies, but on Wednesday, he was nominated for eight Grammy Awards, including the prestigious album of the year honors.
Discussion: Mollygood, Yeeeah! and iVillage
Dave Itzkoff / New York Times:
Grammy Nominations Are Announced
Discussion: Idolator and Gawker
CBS News:
Celine Dion Gets Personal
Susan Roesgen / CNN:
Sister's ex killed Hudson relatives in jealous rage, prosecutor says  —  (CNN) — The estranged brother-in-law of singer and actress Jennifer Hudson killed her relatives in a jealous rage because he thought his wife was seeing another man, a prosecutor said Wednesday at a hearing in which bail was denied.
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Us Weekly:   Lawyer: William Balfour Angry Over Wife's Dating, Kills Hudson Family
Perez Hilton:
Jailed Hudson ‘Murderer’ Denied Bail
Discussion: Associated Press
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.
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The Superficial:
Heidi Montag's mom accuses Spencer Pratt of drugging her daughter  —  Chins McJugs' mother Darlene is throwing a hissy fit in the pages of Us Weekly and claims Spencer Pratt drugged Heidi which caused her to elope.  Darlene gives the marriage six months and, God willing, will turn her anger into premeditated murder:
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Lindsay Powers / Us Weekly:
Heidi Montag's Mom: I Give Her Marriage Six Months
Mike Fleeman / People.com:
Sean Avery Apologizes for Elisha Cuthbert Slur  —  Hockey star Sean Avery, suspended by the NHL for making an offensive statement apparently referring to ex-girlfriend Elisha Cuthbert, apologized Wednesday.  —  “I should not have made those comments and I recognize that they were inappropriate,” he says in a statement to PEOPLE.
Discussion: Mollygood
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Hollywoodtuna:
Elisha Cuthbert Is A Sloppy Second
Discussion: TSN.ca
Ulrica Wihlborg / People.com:
Baywatch's Gena Lee Nolin Has a Girl  —  Former Baywatch star Gena Lee Nolin and her husband, NHL hockey player Cale Hulse, have welcomed a girl, her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.  —  Stella Monroe Hulse was born Wednesday in Scottsdale, Ariz., and weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz. and was 20 1/2 inches long.
Kristin Dos Santos / E! Online:
New Lost Photo: Where's Daniel Dae Kim?  —  As the premiere of Lost draws closer, tidbits like the photo above are slowly being let out, and we've got the facts about who's missing from the image, i.e., Jin Kwon, aka our beloved Daniel Dae Kim, and the dish on the Easter eggs hidden inside this picture...
Discussion: Defamer
Borys Kit / Hollywood Reporter:
Russell Brand eyeing ‘Arthur’ redo  —  Actor could star in remake of 1981 comedy  —  Russell Brand might soon be caught between the moon and New York City.  —  The British comedian is developing a remake of “Arthur,” the 1981 comedy that starred Dudley Moore, for Warner Bros. as a potential starring vehicle.
Discussion: Videogum and New York Magazine
Miles Socha / The latest WWD:
Memo Pad: Madonna and Marc Jacobs... MSLO Exit...  MADONNA AND MARC: When Marc Jacobs found himself in a meeting on a recent Monday morning to brainstorm about Louis Vuitton's next fashion advertising campaign, inspiration struck.  “I just blurted out, ‘I think we should do Madonna,’” …
Us Weekly:
Brad Pitt: “I Don't Know” Why People Care About My Family  —  Finally, Brad Pitt admits it isn't easy being a father of six.  —  “It wears you out.  Are you kidding?” the 44-year-old actor said in an interview on Larry King Live on Wednesday.  “I'm aging fast.”
Discussion: Hellomagazine.com
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 …
Valerie Nome / OK! Magazine:
Evan Rachel Wood on Being Single  —  Evan Rachel Wood is definitely holding her head high after her breakup with Marilyn Manson.  —  The pair began dating in December 2006 - and even got matching black heart tattoos.  Their breakup was announced last month.
 
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Lynn Elber / Associated Press:
‘Maude’ star among TV Hall of Fame inductees
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Denise Martin / Show Tracker:
Exclusive: Bravo sizes up a second season of ‘The Rachel Zoe Project’
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Brandon Voss / Advocate:
Big Gay Following: Chelsea Handler
Discussion: Evil Beet Gossip and Defamer
Stuart Pink / The Sun:
'I couldn't give a f*** about Dwight'
Discussion: Perez Hilton
Josef Adalian / TVWeek.com:
NBC's Sunday Audible: Supersize ‘Apprentice’
Discussion: TV Squad, Defamer and reality blurred
Molly / POPSUGAR:
Heidi Spreads Holiday Cheer in NYC and Tonight on TV
Discussion: BellaSugar
Michael K / Dlisted:
Which OC Housewife Is Leaving The Show Forever?!
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Todd McCarthy / Variety:
SUNDANCE UNVEILS COMPETITION LINEUP
Discussion: Gawker
Michael Fleming / Variety:
Johnny Depp books ‘Hand of Dante’
Jay Bird / Cele|bitchy:
Miley Cyrus wants emancipation from her family
Miu von Furstenberg / Socialite Life:
Who's A Botox Addict
Discussion: Dlisted
TMZ.com:
Nothing Says Forever ...  ... like a pair of wedding rings …
Discussion: OH NO!!
 

 
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Marshall Cohen / CNN:
Hunter Biden drops his lawsuit against Fox News over its “mock trial” miniseries about his overseas financial dealings, after filing it last month

Matilda Battersby / The Bookseller:
Academics say publisher Taylor & Francis hadn't told them about selling access to authors' research as part of a $10M+ Microsoft AI deal, nor let them opt out

Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple's Eddy Cue has pushed TV+ studio chiefs to exert more control over budgets, hoping to change Apple's reputation as the biggest spender in town

 
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