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11:15 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 …
Sarah Rollo / Digital Spy:
Brit-heavy Grammy nominations announced  —  British talent has dominated the Record Of The Year nominations for the US Grammy Awards.  —  Coldplay, Adele, Leona Lewis, MIA and Robert Plant with Alison Krauss will battle it out for the major honour at the February 8 ceremony in LA.
Discussion: CONCRETELOOP.COM
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Brian Orloff / People.com:
Lil Wayne, Coldplay Lead Grammy Nods
Discussion: Mollygood, Yeeeah! and iVillage
Dave Itzkoff / New York Times:
Grammy Nominations Are Announced
Discussion: Idolator and Gawker
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
Discussion: Associated Press and Perez Hilton
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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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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CBS News:
Celine Dion Gets Personal
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
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.
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,’” …
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
TMZ.com:
Britney's Ex Stiffed the Morgue  —  Jason Alexander didn't see dead people — so he saw a jail cell instead.  —  TMZ has learned the real reason Brit's 55 hour first hubby is behind bars in L.A. is because he blew off two court ordered appointments at the county morgue.
Discussion: The Hollywood Gossip
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
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
Las Vegas Review-Journal:
NORM: Pal calls publicity sensationalism  —  Carolynn “Caz” Pal, the cocktail server whose risque photos threatened to tarnish the golden image of Olympic swim star Michael Phelps, says she's a victim of sensationalism.  —  She's “never shot topless photos, ever.
Discussion: The Hollywood Gossip and TMZ.com
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
Hollywoodreporter / The Live Feed:
‘Knight Rider’ to halt production early  —  The cast and crew of NBC's “Knight Rider” were informed Wednesday that the show's 17th episode will be its last for the season, sources say.  —  In NBC's midseason announcement today, “Rider” is listed to have its season finale on Feb. 25.
 
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Ciara to Be Featured on Victoria's Secret Catalog
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Jesus Martinez / DrunkenStepfather:
Whitney Port Stole My Curtains of the Day
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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
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Stuart Pink / The Sun:
'I couldn't give a f*** about Dwight'
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Michael Fleming / Variety:
Johnny Depp books ‘Hand of Dante’
Jay Bird / Cele|bitchy:
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Miu von Furstenberg / Socialite Life:
Who's A Botox Addict
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From Mediagazer:

Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Google is rolling out a new AI-powered ad format that shows shoppers how items of clothing would look on different skin tones and body types

Charlie Warzel / The Atlantic:
OpenAI's Scarlett Johansson debacle is merely a reminder of AI's manifest destiny philosophy: “This is happening, whether you like it or not”, consent be damned

Murray Stassen / Music Business Worldwide:
Amid a dispute between music publishers and Spotify, the NMPA asks Congress to change copyright law to give rights holders more options to negotiate royalties

 
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