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2:00 PM ET, July 17, 2009

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Access Hollywood:
Source: Mischa Barton Placed Under Involuntary Psychiatric Hold  —  Mischa Barton was placed under an involuntary psychiatric hold (also known as a 5150) by the Los Angeles Police Department and transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Wednesday evening, a source close to the situation claimed to Access Hollywood.
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Eunice Oh / People.com:
INSIDE STORY: Mischa Barton ‘Dealing with Personal Issues’  —  Mischa Barton  —  Almost a year after describing her DUI arrest as “a low point,” Mischa Barton - who called police with a health problem Wednesday - may be hitting another rough patch.  —  “She has been dealing with a lot …
Lindsay Powers / Us Weekly:
Mischa Barton “Going Through a Rough Patch”: Producer  —  A producer on Mischa Barton's new flick Homecoming isn't thrilled she missed the NYC premiere after being involuntarily checked into a psych ward Wednesday.  —  “It's frustrating.  And it's not ideal,” Bingo Gubelmann told Usmagazine.com at the Thursday premiere.
DailyFill.com:
Mischa Barton Models The Latest Fashion Trend: A Straitjacket
Discussion: X17 Online
Lindsay Powers / Us Weekly:
Janet Jackson, Jermaine Dupri Split  —  On July 7, Michael Jackson's family ­gathered to celebrate him at his much-watched memorial service.  —  Noticeably absent?  —  Janet ­Jackson's longtime music-exec boyfriend, Jermaine Dupri.  (A pal says Dupri skipped the memorial because he “doesn't attend funerals.")
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Alissa R / Us Weekly:
Hailey Glassman's Facebook Friends Slam Kate Gosselin  —  Hailey Glassman's Facebook friends are standing by her as the 22-year-old New York City native romances 32-year-old father of eight Jon Gosselin.  —  “GOOD LUCK ON EVERYTHING,” one person wrote.  “AS I CAN SEE SO FAR U DON'T SEEM LIKE THE GOLD DIGGEN TYPE KATE WAS!!!
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The Superficial:
EXCLUSIVE: Jon Gosselin's girlfriend majored in coke and threesomes at college  —  Seen here in her 2005 mugshot for marijuana possession, Hailey Glassman, the new love of Jon Gosselin's life, has a sordid past that's been splattered all over the Internet since the two were spotted in St. Tropez over the weekend.
Discussion: OK! Magazine
Jon Gosselin / Access Hollywood:
Jon Gosselin Parties With 22-Year-Old Girlfriend And Fashionista …
Discussion: Oh No They Didn't!
Nicole Sperling / EW.com:
‘Prince of Persia’: Exclusive first look at star Jake Gyllenhaal!  —  For Jake Gyllenhaal, playing Prince Dastan in Jerry Bruckheimer's epic Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, due May 28, 2010, was a chance to get into some serious action.  (Paparazzi photos of Gyllenhaal on-set have appeared previously …
Hollywoodreporter / The Hollywood Reporter:
Twilight movie ‘Eclipse’ has its first new casting  —  Google might want to brace for a search onslaught: An unknown Australian actor named Xavier Samuel has landed the first new role in “Eclipse,” the third “Twilight” pic.  —  Summit has hired the actor to play the role of a “newborn vampire” …
Lindsay Powers / Us Weekly:
Leelee Sobieski Is Engaged  —  Sobieski, 26, donned her marquise diamond engagement ring to the L.A. premiere of her latest flick, the Johnny Depp drama Public Enemies, in Los Angeles June 23.  On the red carpet, Sobieski told Us she was “leaving to meet him in Paris” the next day.
New York Post:
SPECIAL FRIEND  —  BRITNEY Spears (above) is supposedly dating her agent, Jason Trawick — so what is she doing spending so much alone time with record producer Dallas Austin?  A source tells us Spears and Austin spent some time together “two weeks ago at Dallas' house” in Atlanta, where, “It was just the two of them for a few nights.”
Lindsay Powers / Us Weekly:
Gerard Butler: Jennifer Aniston “Laughs About” Relationship Rumors  —  Gerard Butler says he and Jennifer Aniston don't take romance rumors too seriously.  —  “It depends what mood I'm in, [but] most of the time I just laugh it off,” Butler told Usmagazine.com at the NYC premiere of The Ugly Truth Thursday night.
Discussion: PopSugar and iVillage
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Katherine Thomson / The Huffington Post:
Gerard Butler Licks Katherine Heigl, Jokes Jennifer Aniston Wedding (VIDEO)
Associated Press:
Actor James Caviezel hurt in motorcycle accident  —  LEAVENWORTH, Wash. — The Washington State Patrol says James Caviezel suffered cuts and bruises when a man hurled a bicycle into the path of his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.  —  Trooper Rich Magnussen says “The Passion of the Christ” …
Discussion: Perez Hilton and EW.com
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seattlepi.com:
James Caviezel injured in motorcycle accident
Discussion: Dlisted and The Blemish
PopEater:
Rowe Sues Over Bogus Custody Claims  —  Debbie Rowe is taking legal action after a recent news report claimed she was seeking a massive buyout in the custody battle over Michael Jackson's children.  Rowe, the ex-wife of Jackson and biological mother of two children, has filed a defamation suit …
Discussion: X17 Online and omg!
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Lindsay Powers / Reuters:
Debbie Rowe Sues Over Custody Reports
Discussion: I'm Not Obsessed
People.com:
Tony Romo Gambles with Pals After Splitting from Jessica  —  Looks like he's not lucky in love - or blackjack.  Just six days after Tony Romo broke up with Jessica Simpson, leaving her devastated, the Dallas Cowboys quarterback was spotted cruising the casinos in Lake Tahoe, Calif., on Wednesday.
Magnus / The Fashion Spot:
Fornarina F/W 09.10 : Lindsay Lohan  —  Quote:  —  Following her very successful Spring/Summer 2009 advertising campaign for the Italian fashion brand Fornarina, Lindsay Lohan continues her collaboration with a new photo shoot to support the Fall / Winter 2009 campaign.
BBC:
Sick Ne-Yo leaves stage in tears  —  There are doubts about whether Ne-Yo will be able to perform at his three remaining UK shows after he was taken ill and left the stage in tears during a gig in Manchester.  —  The R&B singer, who was performing at the MEN Arena in Manchester on Thursday …
Pamela McClintock / Variety:
‘Harry Potter’ at the century mark  —  Wiz makes $100 million appear  —  Warner Bros.' “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” won the opening day Quidditch match at the worldwide box office, jumping the $100 million mark in its first 24 hours.  —  Pic cumed a potent $58.2 million domestically …
Discussion: Gawker, MTV Movies Blog and EW.com
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Alissa R / Us Weekly:
NEW PHOTOS!  Jennifer Lopez's Twins!  —  My, how they've grown!  —  Jennifer Lopez's 1-year-old twins visited their mom on the NYC set of her new romantic comedy The Back-Up Plan, Thursday.  —  Lopez's mother Guadalupe was spotted looking after the babies while the actress filmed her scenes.
Discussion: I'm Not Obsessed
CNN:
Second person dies after Madonna stage collapse  —  (CNN) — A second person has died during construction for Madonna's upcoming concerts in Marseilles, France, authorities said Friday.  —  The second fatality was a 32-year-old British citizen, the British Foreign Office and a high-ranking police official said.
 
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