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11:40 AM ET, December 9, 2008


 Top News:
Ruffalo Dies  —  Scott Ruffalo, the brother of actor Mark Ruffalo, died last night after suffering a gunshot wound last week.  —  Brian Scofield and Shaha Mishaal Adham turned themselves in to the Bev Hills PD yesterday.  Adham was named a “suspect” and Scofield was named a"person of interest" in the shooting.
Alissa R / Us Weekly:
Mark Ruffalo's Brother Dies at Age 39  —  Mark Ruffalo's brother Scott has died.  —  According to, the 39-year-old hairstylist passed away Monday night a week after he was shot in the head.  —  Beverly Hills Police Sgt. Renato Moreno also confirmed to The Associated Press …
Kate Schweitzer / Us Weekly:
Idol Winner Fantasia Barrino's Home in Foreclosure  —  American Idol's third season winner, Fantasia Barrino, is about to be evicted from one of her two Charlotte, North Carolina, homes — according to the blog, realestalker.  —  Find out where Barrino and your other favorite American Idol stars are now.
Fantasia — Foreclosure's Just a Fantasy!  —  Fantasia Barrino says reports she's about to lose a house is hogwash.  —  Reports say the “AI” winner is about to lose one of her homes in Charlotte, NC: She reportedly bought the 6-bed, 6,000-sq. ft. mansion back in 2007 for $1.3 mil (not a misprint) but couldn't keep up on payments.
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Michael K / Dlisted:   Fantasia Is Losing Her House!
New York Post:
LA PAPER TRAIL  —  MARIAH Carey's wish may finally be coming true.  Spies in LA saw the songbird (above) coming out of a well-known ob/gyn's office on North Crescent Boulevard, “clutching what looked like a sonogram and being greeted by her entourage with cheers.  She was ebullient.”
Bill Carter / New York Times:
WHERE IS LENO GOING?  TO PRIME TIME, ON NBC  —  NBC will keep Jay Leno five nights a week, but in prime time, competing not with David Letterman, but with shows like “CSI: Miami.”  —  The network will announce Tuesday that Mr. Leno's new show will appear at 10 o'clock each weeknight in a format similar to …
‘Curious’ A-list ladies check out Brad's age-defying romance  —  Most of us love a little cinematic romance, especially when the film stars Hollywood heart-throb Brad Pitt.  And as the actor presented his unusual new project The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button this week …
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Alissa R / Us Weekly:
Brad Pitt's Parents Join Angelina Jolie on Carpet  —  Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were accompanied by two special guests at Monday's Los Angeles premiere of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Pitt's mom and dad!  —  Jane Etta Hillhouse and William Pitt walked the carpet with the couple.
Ent Lawyer / Crazy Days and Nights:
T.R. Knight Update  —  So, I got a little more information from my source and they say, “He hasn't attended table reads since episode 2.  He is pissed and miserable and thinks his story line is stupid.  He said goodbye to his hair and makeup people last week.  He says he is done and has quit.
Lindsay Powers / Us Weekly:
Britney Spears Goes Christmas Caroling With Ellen DeGeneres  —  Britney Spears and Ellen DeGeneres spread a little holiday cheer in L.A. last Friday.  —  The singer - who just turned 27 last week - and the talk show host hit the street in old-fashioned dresses to sing a few Christmas Carols.
Lost's Josh Holloway to Be a Dad  —  Holloway and wife Yessica  —  Lost hunk Josh Holloway is going to be a daddy.  —  The actor and his wife, Yessica, are expecting their first child, TV Guide reports.  —  The baby is due next year, the 39-year-old actor tells the magazine.
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Oprah Winfrey Admits to Tipping the Scales at 200 Lbs.  —  Oprah Winfrey Dec. 5  —  Having packed 40 pounds onto her former 160-pound self, Oprah Winfrey is declaring, “I'm mad at myself” because she's “fallen off the wagon.”  —  As the media mogul, 54, writes in the January issue …
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C.J. / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Overexposed Viking asks, 'How'd it look?'  —  “How'd it look?”  Visanthe Shiancoe wanted to know.  —  When you retell this story — and you will — please remember that the Vikings tight end ASKED me that question.  I did not walk over to Shiancoe at saftey Darren Sharper's party …
Stevie Wonder to Cuz: Let's Fight Amana to Amana  —  LAPD came to Stevie Wonder's house this afternoon after one of the singer's cousins showed up with a refrigerator.  —  Law enforcement sources tell TMZ there has been an ongoing dispute between Stevie and his relative.
Cristina Gibson / E! Online:
Anne Hathaway Auctions Off Hot Drunken Date  —  Anne Hathaway is back on the dating scene (sorta).  —  The actress, who had a nasty split with indicted fraudster Raffaello Follieri this year, auctioned off a date with herself last night at the Trevor Project's Cracked Xmas.
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