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 …
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Melissa / Anything Hollywood: Alex Rodriguez Says He And Madonna Are “Just Friends.” (Insert Joke Here)
Alyk / CelebWarship: A-Rod's Official Denial
Tracy Pepey / iVillage: A-Rods Denies Madonna Romance
Ann Oldenburg / Lifeline Live: A-Rod on Madonna: 'We're friends - that's it.'
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 and WOW Report
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.
Discussion: Bitten and Bound, CelebWarship and Crabbie's Hollywood
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.
Discussion: Access Hollywood, PEOPLE TV Watch, X17 Online, Us Weekly, Entertainment Weekly's …, Jossip and Lifeline Live
Jesse Spero / Access Hollywood: ROLL CALL: ‘Gossip Girl’ Edition - Georgina Returns & Spin-Off Planned
Kate Schweitzer / Us Weekly: Gossip Girl Spinoff Now in the Works
Tanner Stransky / Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch: ‘Gossip Girl’ spin-off possibility: Who should star?
Ann Oldenburg / Lifeline Live: ‘Gossip Girl’ spin-off in the works
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.
Discussion: Dlisted, CandyKirby.com, Bricks and Stones Gossip and Jezebel
Michael K / Dlisted:
Tearjerker: Dog Saves Dog! — Warning: this video will make your cinder heart cry a million tears and then spontaneously grow a patch of wild daisies for these precious dogs to run through. — In the video, one pooch is running along the highway and gets hit by a car.
Discussion: Jezebel and The Huffington Post
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) …
Discussion: Fatback Media, CelebWarship and Lifeline Live
Ann Oldenburg / Lifeline Live: Is Steve-O going to be on the next ‘Dancing?’
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 …
Discussion: Cele|bitchy, Perez Hilton, Idolator, ArtsBeat, Bitten and Bound and Stereogum
Maura Johnston / Idolator: Chris Martin Accused Of Surfing With The Alien, Stealing His Tunes [Cheaters]
Dave Itzkoff / ArtsBeat: Joe Satriani Sues Coldplay for Cold Plagiarism
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
Mandi Illuzzi / Us Weekly:
Jennifer Hudson: Four Grammy Nominations Are a “Blessing”
Jennifer Hudson: Four Grammy Nominations Are a “Blessing”
Firecracker / poponthepop.com: Jennifer Hudson's Four Grammy Nominations
New York Post:
JUST TOO SPOOKY — THE rental listing of the SoHo apartment where Heath Ledger accidentally overdosed has been pulled without a taker willing to cough up $26,000 per month. The Post's Braden Keil reports the three-bedroom loft at 419 Broome St., which was officially relisted in late July …
Discussion: Backseat Cuddler, Anything Hollywood, New York Magazine, TMZ.com and Crabbie's Hollywood
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 …
Discussion: /Film, I Watch Stuff, Ain't It Cool News and Cinematical
Peter Sciretta / /Film: Will Smith Confirms Hancock Sequel
O.J. Simpson gets at least 15 years in prison — LAS VEGAS, Nevada (CNN) — A Las Vegas judge sentenced fallen gridiron great O.J. Simpson to at least 15 years in prison for leading an armed hotel room confrontation over sports memorabilia in 2007. — Simpson could become eligible for parole in about six years.
Discussion: Celebrity Smack! and OH NO!!
Rae Pardini / People.com:
Britney Flips the Switch on L.A. Christmas Tree — Britney Spears in L.A. — Topping off a celebratory week that included her 27th birthday and the debut of her new CD Circus, Britney Spears was the surprise guest who lit the tree at Thursday's launch of L.A. Live! for the premiere performance …
Discussion: Celebrity Smack! and Pink is the New Blog
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 …
Discussion: Us Weekly, X17 Online and The Oprah blog
Mark Bieganski / The Oprah blog: Hollywood's No. 1 woman: Oprah Winfrey
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: Us Weekly and Celebrity Gossip
Thebrokenfarted / Celebrity Gossip: Isla Fisher Was a Fat Pregnant Chick
Hollie McKay / Fox News:
Is Bra-Free Jennifer Aniston Calendar Legal? — NEW YORK — Jennifer Aniston recently bared her soul to “Vogue” magazine, but now pics of the former “Friends” sensation baring her bod could be illegally making their way onto millions of men's computers as a 2009 Desktop Calendar.
Discussion: POPSUGAR and The Blemish
NY Daily News:
Stars are aligned for a new day in gossip … Related Articles — Related Topics … Today's Top Picks
Discussion: Jossip, Mark Pasetsky's Cover Awards and New York Magazine
Yes! Yes! Yes! — SINGER AMY WINEHOUSE gave junkie hubby BLAKE FIELDER-CIVIL a “farewell bonk” in hospital before he returned to jail, pals said last night. — The Sun revealed yesterday that Fielder-Civil, 26, dashed to the ailing star's bedside on Tuesday night after failing a drug test in rehab.
Firecracker / poponthepop.com: Crackhead Hospital Sex
Hot Momma / Hot Momma Celebrity Gossip Blog: Blake gives wife Amy Winehouse a ‘very fond’ farewell before heading to prison
Free Britney / The Hollywood Gossip: Blake Fielder-Civil: Hit Me Amy, One More Time!
Mandi Illuzzi / Us Weekly:
Find out Barbara Walters' Most Fascinating Person of 2008 — No. 2: Tom Cruise, who talked to Walters about wanting more children with wife Katie Holmes. — Of Holmes, he said. “She is just magic. And I really think that all men should celebrate their women. ... They should all jump on couches for them. ...
Liberty Sugar / CitizenSugar: Surprise! Barbara Walters Finds Obama Most Fascinating
Marisa Miller's Got Long Luscious Legs — If you want to get attention for a product inviting Marisa Miller to the unveiling is probably a good idea. Here she is with the Harley Davidson V-Rod Muscle at “The Evolution of the Icon” launch. After her half-naked appearance …
Roger Friedman / Fox News:
Shia Quits Film Over Smashed Hand — Indiana Jones would probably call him a wuss. Actor Shia LaBeouf has been forced to drop out of a new film because of his smashed hand. — LaBeouf was supposed to star in director Neal Burger's new feature, “Dark Fields.”
Discussion: Perez Hilton