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12:55 PM ET, December 5, 2008

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Mark Dagostino / People.com:
A-Rod: Madonna and I Are 'Friends - That's It'  —  While speaking to PEOPLE about his latest charitable efforts, Yankees star Alex Rodriguez commented for the first time on his relationship with Madonna.  —  “We're friends,” Rodriguez, 33, says.  —  Asked if there is any romance between them at all …
Kate Stroup / People.com:
Boy George Found Guilty of Imprisoning Male Escort  —  Boy George has been convicted of falsely imprisoning a male escort.  —  The jury in a London court sided with Audun Carlsen, 29, who claimed that the former Culture Club frontman (real name George O'Dowd), 46, had handcuffed him and beat him with a metal chain.
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CNN:
Boy George guilty of imprisoning escort  —  LONDON, England — Former Culture Club singer Boy George has been convicted of falsely imprisoning a male escort.  —  Norwegian Audun Carlsen, 29, said the frontman with the 1980s band beat him with a metal chain as he tried to flee his London flat after a naked photo shoot.
Discussion: Us Weekly
Associated Press:
Boy George guilty of false imprisonment
Discussion: Perez Hilton
Rennie Dyball / People.com:
TV Alert: Watch the Duggars Welcome Baby No. 18!  —  The Duggar family  —  Sure, Angelina Jolie has her hands full raising six children.  But she's got nothing on Michelle Duggar: She and husband Jim Bob are about to welcome their 18th child - and they're inviting viewers to watch.
Alissa R / Us Weekly:
Tom Cruise: I Bought Katie Engagement Ring After First Date  —  Tom Cruise admits he fell hard for Katie Holmes.  —  “I knew I wanted to marry Kate when I met her,” he says in the Dec. 7 issue of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, in which he and his wife of two years appear on split covers for the “Holiday/Reinvention” issue.
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CHINAdaily:
Amy Winehouse's farewell sex with Blake
People.com:
Jennifer Hudson Calls Grammy Noms ‘Truly a Blessing’  —  Jennifer Hudson, suffering the murders of her mother, brother and nephew, expressed gratitude Thursday for her four Grammy nominations for her debut album.  —  “It's been a childhood dream of mine to release an album,” she said in a statement …
Discussion: Bitten and Bound
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Mandi Illuzzi / Us Weekly:
Jennifer Hudson: Four Grammy Nominations Are a “Blessing”
Discussion: poponthepop.com
JoBlo's Movie Emporium:
Excl: Hancock 2 coming?  —  Despite mediocre reviews, HANCOCK did pretty well at the box office, but I still never thought we'd really see any further adventures from Will Smith's superhero in the future.  Apparently, I was wrong.  We just got done talking to Will Smith, who's promoting SEVEN POUNDS …
Hollywood Reporter:
Oprah Winfrey tops THR's Power 100 List  —  Oprah Winfrey, chairman of Harpo, has been named the most powerful woman in entertainment on The Hollywood Reporter's 17th annual Women in Entertainment: Power 100 special issue.  —  Published under separate cover today, the Power 100 List honors …
Daily Mail:
The two faces of Isla Fisher... adoring mother and swimsuit model … She made her name with a role on the popular Australian soap Home & Away.  —  But Isla Fisher has come a long way since she left the TV programme in 1997, following a three-year stint as Shannon Reed.
Discussion: Celebrity Gossip and Us Weekly
TMZ.com:
Steve-O — Jackass in the Ballroom?  —  Have you ever watched “Dancing with the Stars” and thought to yourself, “Man, this show needs a guy who will staple his testicles to his thigh”?  Well your wish just might come true.  —  TMZ has learned Steve-O (who has been sober for nine months) …
Marc Malkin / Yahoo! News:
Kathy Griffin on Clay Aiken: “He Was Not Very Nice”  —  Los Angeles (E! Online) - Kathy Griffin really wants to be friends with Clay Aiken, but it doesn't sound like the American Idol warbler wants anything to do with her.  —  The loudmouth comedian says she tried to make good with Aiken …
Michael Schneider / Variety:
‘Gossip Girl’ spinoff in development  —  CW seeks tentpole project for next season  —  The CW may utilize an episode of “Gossip Girl” later this year to test the spinoff waters.  —  According to netlet insiders, one of the hit teen skein's segs later this season may double as a backdoor pilot for a “Gossip Girl” spinoff.
NY Daily News:
Stars are aligned for a new day in gossip … Related Articles  —  Related Topics … Today's Top Picks
Dean Goodman / Reuters:
Guitarist Satriani accuses Coldplay of plagiarism  —  LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rock guitarist Joe Satriani has sued British band Coldplay, accusing the Grammy-nominated stars of plagiarizing one of his songs.  —  Satriani's copyright infringement suit, filed on Thursday in Los Angeles federal court …
Kris Green / Digital Spy:
Kym Marsh announces pregnancy  —  Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh has confirmed that she is expecting a baby with Hollyoaks actor Jamie Lomas.  —  The 32-year-old mother of two, who plays barmaid Michelle Connor in the Weatherfield soap, is due to continue working throughout her pregnancy …
Discussion: Celebrity Baby Scoop
Michael Ausiello / EW.com:
'Grey's Anatomy' Exclusive: Izzie/Denny ghost story twist revealed!  —  Warning: Stop reading, Grey's Anatomy fans, if you don't want to know the big secret behind Denny's afterlife love affair with Izzie.  —  I'm serious.  Stop.  —  Okay then, here we go.
Kurt Loder / MTV Movies Blog:
Mickey Rourke And Darren Aronofsky: Party People, By Kurt Loder  —  NEW YORK — Fox Searchlight Pictures threw the first big movie-biz holiday party of the season on Wednesday night, in the Library of the Hudson Hotel.  (It's a “library” with a bar, a billiard table and giant framed cow portraits thick on the walls.)
Jennifer Wren / People.com:
Keri Russell Prepares for Baby's First Real Christmas  —  As Christmas approaches, Keri Russell only has one man on her mind - and it ain't Santa Claus!  —  No, this holiday season, the former Felicity star is all about entertaining her 17-month-old son, River.  —  “This is our first real Christmas,” Russell tells PEOPLE.
Discussion: Celebrity Baby Blog
 
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E! Online:
Fate Worse Than Marriage to Britney? Hubby No. 1 Locked Up in L.A.
Associated Press:
Police seeking 2 people in Ruffalo shooting
Simon Cable / Daily Mail:
Vampire star Pattinson to sink his teeth into £10m a film
John Koblin / New York Observer:
Anna Wintour Says She Has ‘No Plans’ …
Discussion: Jossip, fashionologie and Jezebel
ComingSoon.net:
Bateman on the Arrested Development Movie
Discussion: Backseat Cuddler
Mischa Barton:
Gossip in the Tabloids: WRONG AGAIN!
Discussion: OH NO!!
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Patrick Healy / NBC Los Angeles:
Jingle Belle: Britney Chosen by LA Live
Kate Schweitzer / Us Weekly:
Jeremy Piven: I Crashed Britney's Birthday Party!
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Phil / Egotastic!:
Keri Russell Nipples and Bush in Details!!!??
Discussion: Celebslam.com and Gone Hollywood
 

 
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Jonathan Vanian / CNBC:
Reddit files to list its IPO on the NYSE, reporting revenue up 20% YoY to $804M in 2023, net loss down 43% YoY to $90.8M, 73M DAUs, and a $3.42 global ARPU

Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
Internal memo: Vice Media executives plan to lay off hundreds of its 900+ employees over the next week, and the company is in advanced talks to sell Refinery29

Sarah Scire / Nieman Lab:
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