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5:50 PM ET, December 5, 2008

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CNN:
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.
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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 …
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Alissa R / Us Weekly:
Angelina Jolie Surpasses Reese Witherspoon as Highest-Paid Actress  —  Angelina Jolie has topped the Hollywood Reporter's list of the highest-paid actresses.  —  Jolie, whose 2008 movies earned nearly $1 billion worldwide, commands more than $15 million a movie, followed by Julia Roberts and last year's top earner, Reese Witherspoon.
Janet Murphy / People.com:
Katherine Heigl Debuts on Highest-Paid Actresses List
Discussion: Defamer
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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Michael K / Dlisted:   Just Friends  —  Many gossip whores are convinced that Vadge …
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 …
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.
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 …
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BBC:
Guitarist Satriani sues Coldplay
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
People.com:
Eli Stone's Jonny Lee Miller Is a New Dad  —  Jonny Lee Miller of TV's Eli Stone and his wife, actress Michele Hicks, have welcomed a son, his rep confirms exclusively to PEOPLE.  —  Buster Timothy Miller was born Wednesday in Los Angeles, weighing in at 9 lbs.
Ann Clark / People.com:
Johnny Depp Is Inspired by His Kids, Mortified by Celebrity  —  Elusive actor Johnny Depp is finally opening up about one thing - his love for his family.  —  “I could sit there all day and do nothing but watch them grow,” he says in the January issue of Britain's Psychologies magazine.
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
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) …
TMZ.com:
MTV Reality Star Killed in Car Wreck  —  TMZ has learned Kandice Hutchinson, one of the contestants kicked off the upcoming MTV dating show “A Double Shot at Love,” died in a car accident a short while after taping her last appearance for the show.  —  We're told the producers of the show …
Discussion: Us Weekly and Celebrity Smack!
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.”
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 …
People.com:
Shania Twain Arrives in New York with Surprising Companion  —  Shania Twain and Thiébaud at JFK on Dec. 4, 2008  —  Three weeks after getting a standing ovation for her surprise appearance at the CMA Awards, Shania Twain turned up in Manhattan Thursday with a number of friends from Switzerland …
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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Courtney Hazlett / MSNBC:
Scoop: Sarah Palin snubs Oprah
Discussion: iVillage
Caroline Graham / Daily Mail:
Hold the front pages: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes get Forties makeover …
Hollywoodtuna:
Marisa Miller's Got Long Luscious Legs
Christopher John Farley / Wall Street Journal:
A Life in Song  —  The acclaimed singer-songwriter discusses her recent CD
Discussion: Gawker and Jezebel
Leslie Gornstein / E! Online:
Is Miley Cyrus Really Divorcing Her Parents?
Michael K / Dlisted:
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TMZ.com:
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Discussion: Perez Hilton
People.com:
Jennifer Hudson Calls Grammy Noms ‘Truly a Blessing’
Discussion: Bitten and Bound
Mandi Illuzzi / Us Weekly:
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