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5:30 PM ET, July 17, 2009

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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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Lindsay Powers / Us Weekly:
Kathy Griffin: I Was an Extra on Michael Jackson Pepsi Commercial
People.com:
Jon Gosselin Gets a Bachelor Pad  —  Well, that didn't take long!  —  Just before leaving for France with new girlfriend, 22-year-old party animal Hailey Glassman, Jon Gosselin settled into a new bachelor pad on Manhattan's Upper West Side.  —  On June 2, some unidentified people moved him in …
Discussion: Dlisted, Extra, Just Jared, Pop Crunch and Gawker
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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.
Perez Hilton:
He's A Big Boy Now! Jon Gosselin Is All Settled In His Bachelor Pad
Discussion: omg!
Mandi Illuzzi / Us Weekly:
Jon Gosselin Brags He's Bringing Back “Good Ol' High School Days!”
Jon Gosselin / Access Hollywood:
Jon Gosselin Parties With 22-Year-Old Girlfriend And Fashionista …
Discussion: Oh No They Didn't!
Kaiser / Cele|bitchy:
Tony Romo made out with 43 year-old brunette on Jessica Simpson's birthday  —  All of this week's tabloids are running stories about Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo's split.  Everyone has agreed on the major details - Tony dumped Jessica, she's devastated, and he's partying like a bachelor.
Discussion: Allie Is Wired!
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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.
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 …
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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.
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.
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PopEater:
Who's That Girl? Oh, It's Lindsay Lohan
Discussion: X17 Online
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” …
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
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.”
The Sun:
Speedy gone, GaGa? … The 1am clinch came as the blonde partied after playing a raunchy gig at London's Brixton Academy.  —  As my picture record of her night shows, her stage show saw her in a barely-there leotard and straddling one of her dancers.  —  She then wore a cat mask as she left …
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E! Online:
Lada Gaga Dumped by Her Gentleman
Discussion: Hollywood Crush
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)
Michael Starr / New York Post:
GAME O-VER?  —  ALL-TIME RATINGS LOW FOR OPRAH  —  MEMO to Oprah Winfrey: Your slip is showing.  —  TV's reigning queen is losing viewers at a rate that hasn't been seen since “The Oprah Winfrey Show” was launched 23 years ago.  —  Winfrey's ratings for the July 4th week, released yesterday …
Mandi Illuzzi / Us Weekly:
Lauren Conrad Mocks Heidi's Playboy Cover  —  In August's Harper's Bazaar, Lauren Conrad takes Heidi and Spencer Pratt to task over their fame-seeking ways — and her former BFF's boob job.  —  Conrad is asked why Montag decided to pose in the September issue of Playboy.
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
Logan Sachon / The Awl:
A Friendy Chat: Michael K, Web Entrepreneur, Blogger, Pottymouth  —  Michael K runs and writes the website Dlisted, which gives a rundown on the day's celebrity comings and goings with crude humor that often verges on the vulgar (though he disputes this point).
Discussion: Crazy Days and Nights
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: Associated Press and X17 Online
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Lindsay Powers / Reuters:
Debbie Rowe Sues Over Custody Reports
Discussion: I'm Not Obsessed
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 …
 
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