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1:15 PM ET, December 4, 2008

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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,’” …
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Perez Hilton:
Madonna For Louis Vuitton  —  A preview of Louis Vuitton's latest advertisement campaign has been revealed and its star is none other than Madonna.  —  And she's looking ferosh!!!!!!!  —  We reported earlier in November about the rumor that LV had tapped the Material Mom to be photographed …
Discussion: Hellomagazine.com and X17 Online
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: X17 Online and CONCRETELOOP.COM
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Brian Orloff / People.com:
Lil Wayne, Coldplay Lead Grammy Nods
Dave Itzkoff / New York Times:
Grammy Nominations Are Announced
Discussion: Gawker and Idolator
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Alissa R / Us Weekly:
Jennifer Aniston: Pregnancy Rumors About Me Are “Hysterical”
Discussion: Crabbie's Hollywood
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 …
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CBS News:
Celine Dion Gets Personal
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.
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.
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: X17 Online and 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.
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:
Oliver Coleman / OK! Magazine:
Christmas Comes Early for Britney's Boys  —  Britney Spears may have torn up Manhattan on Tuesday night celebrating her 27th birthday, but on Wednesday, it was all about spending time with her boys.  —  On Wednesday afternoon, Brit took Sean Preston, 3, and Jayden James, 2 …
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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New York Post:
PARIS TINKERS  —  PARIS Hilton wants to play Tinkerbell - not her pet Chihuahua, but the famed fairy from “Peter Pan.”  A source tells us the celebutard is lobbying for the title role in Disney's live-action version of “Tinkerbell,” in which the pixie finally gets a chance at life as a real girl.
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.
Michael K / Dlisted:
Hot Slut Of The Day!  —  Sara the saxophone playing walrus from the Dolphinarium in Turkey!  The clip below is of Sarah in action.  Skip to the 0:35 mark to really see her ass get down with it.
Discussion: Towleroad and Daily Mail
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: TMZ.com and The Hollywood Gossip
Just Jesse / Just Jared:
Christian Bale Dines With Two-Face  —  Christan Bale dines out at Beverly Hills' Il Cielo restaurant with his Dark Knight co-star Aaron Eckhart and his wife, Sibi Blazic on Wednesday night.  —  The 34-year-old actor is currently working on Killing Pablo, which is based on a book called …
Discussion: OH NO!!
 
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Jarett Wieselman / POPWRAP:
Jessica Walter: 'I'll Die If Lucille Bluth Dies In The Movie!'
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Tom Bryant / Mirror.co.uk:
Posh Spice on new dress range, David Beckham, the Spice Girls and more
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AceShowBiz.com:
Ciara to Be Featured on Victoria's Secret Catalog
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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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Access Hollywood:
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Brandon Voss / Advocate:
Big Gay Following: Chelsea Handler
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Kristin Dos Santos / E! Online:
New Lost Photo: Where's Daniel Dae Kim?
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Stuart Pink / The Sun:
'I couldn't give a f*** about Dwight'
Discussion: Perez Hilton
Michael K / Dlisted:
Which OC Housewife Is Leaving The Show Forever?!
 

 
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