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3:40 PM ET, December 5, 2008


 Top News: 
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.
Fox News:
O.J. Simpson Sentenced to at Least 15 Years for Armed Robbery and Kidnapping  —  O.J. Simpson was sentenced Friday to at least 15 years in prison for armed robbery and kidnapping in a failed attempt to recover sports memorabilia from two collectibles dealers.
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O.J. Simpson Sentenced to 17½ Years  —  O.J. Simpson  —  O.J. Simpson has been sentenced to 15 years in prison, with consecutive terms that could extend his time behind bars 2½ years or more.  —  A Las Vegas jury had found the former gridiron star, 61, guilty of armed robbery …
Ken Ritter / Associated Press:
O.J. sentenced to as much as 33 years for robbery  —  LAS VEGAS - A broken O.J. Simpson was sentenced Friday to as much as 33 years in prison for a hotel armed robbery after a judge rejected his apology and said, “It was much more than stupidity.”  The 61-year-old football Hall of Famer stood shackled …
Alissa R / Us Weekly:
O.J. Simpson Gets at Least 15 Years in Prison
Discussion: Mollygood
Mark Dagostino /
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 …
Michael K / Dlisted:   Just Friends  —  Many gossip whores are convinced that Vadge …
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.
Kate Stroup /
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.
Boy George guilty of imprisoning escort
Discussion: Us Weekly and WOW Report
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
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 …
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 …
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) …
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
Rae Pardini /
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 …
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”
Rennie Dyball /
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.
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 …
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 …
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
Caroline Graham / Daily Mail:
Hold the front pages: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes get Forties makeover and separate front covers for style mag … With such high profiles nowadays it appears Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are both now too big to appear on the same front cover.  —  The couple have such star appeal that they have each …
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. ...
Discussion: CitizenSugar
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Discussion: Gawker and Jezebel
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Is Miley Cyrus Really Divorcing Her Parents?
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Discussion: Perez Hilton
Daily Mail:
The two faces of Isla Fisher... adoring mother and swimsuit model
Discussion: Us Weekly and Celebrity Gossip
Kris Green / Digital Spy:
Kym Marsh announces pregnancy
Discussion: Celebrity Baby Scoop