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1:25 PM ET, July 18, 2009

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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 …
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Mandi Illuzzi / Us Weekly:
Jon Gosselin Brags He's Bringing Back “Good Ol' High School Days!”  —  Why is 32-year-old Jon Gosselin dating a woman 10 years his junior?  —  The father of eight is desperate to “feel young again,” a pal tells the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands now.  —  Jon recently bragged to another friend …
Discussion: The Hollywood Gossip
Katherine Thomson / The Huffington Post:
The Alexandria: Jon Gosselin's New York Bachelor Apartment
Discussion: Bitten and Bound and OK! Magazine
Perez Hilton:   He's A Big Boy Now! Jon Gosselin Is All Settled In His Bachelor Pad
People.com:
Mischa Barton on a Destructive Path, Says Pal  —  Mischa Barton  —  News of Mischa Barton's hospitalization has friends worried about her health - though some say they saw this coming.  —  “She has been on a destructive path for a while now,” a friend of the actress tells PEOPLE.
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Daulerio / Deadspin:
ESPN Lawyers Try To Smoke Out Creepy Amateur Peephole Videographer (Update)  —  Yesterday a video posted on the site NSFW POA (NSFW, obvs.) hinted that a naked blonde woman videotaped through a hotel peephole was a popular sports personality.  ESPN lawyers pounced.  Maybe we should mention the woman looks like Erin Andrews.
Discussion: Bumpshack.com and Don Chavez
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.")
Perez Hilton:
Simon Cowell Excited For Susan Boyle Album!  —  Extra's Terri Seymour had a sit down with ex-boyfriend Simon Cowell to discuss Susan Boyle's debut album.  —  So, just what did Cowell have to say about our SuBo?  —  Cowel claims, “She's extraordinarily good on record …
Discussion: Extra
Peter Sciretta / /Film:
First Look: Don Cheadle and Sam Rockwell in Iron Man 2  —  /Film reader Erin L sent over some new photos from Iron Man 2, which appear in Entertainment Weekly's Comic-Con preview issue.  The photos include our first official photos of some of the main characters.
David Caplan / People.com:
Ivana Trump Thrilled About Ivanka's Engagement  —  Ivana and Ivanka Trump  —  Ivanka Trump's fiancé, New York Observer publisher Jared Kushner, need not worry about impressing his future mother-in-law: She's already a fan of the media mogul.  —  “I am so thrilled about Ivanka's engagement …
Discussion: Backseat Cuddler
PopEater:
Who's That Girl?  Oh, It's Lindsay Lohan  —  We did a double take when we looked at fashion house Fornarina's sexy new ad campaign... and then noticed the name of the milky-skinned blonde model appearing therein.  Whoa-han - that freckle-less and scarlet-mouthed beauty is none other than Lindsay Lohan.
Discussion: DailyFill.com and X17 Online
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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 …
Global Grind:
THIS IS MY LIFE...  SOURCE:  —  **GG Exclusive** I'm currently on tour in the UK.  This tour began right after a 4 month stint in Prague shooting a world war 2 movie.  We're in a different city in a different part of the UK every night, moving non stop.  Since my first album …
The Huffington Post:
Taleon Goffney, Gay Porn Star, Going To Prison For Using Handsaw, Ax To Break Into Stores  —  PHILADELPHIA — A porn star who was accused of using a handsaw and an ax to break into stores through their rooftops while his twin brother and occasional co-star acted as a lookout is going to prison for at least three years.
Discussion: Right Celebrity and Sandra Rose
Just Jared:
Shia LaBeouf Works Out The Kinks  —  KINKY!!!  —  Transformers star Shia LaBeouf keeps up with his workout regimen, battling the heat as he goes for a jog around his home in Los Angeles on Friday morning (July 17).  —  The 23-year-old actor wore his support for the British rock band, The Kinks.
Discussion: Oh No They Didn't!
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.
Discussion: I'm Not Obsessed and X17 Online
Logan Sachon / The Awl:
A Friendly 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
 
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TMZ.com:
Jackson Guardianship Hearing Delayed
Discussion: omg!, EW.com and PopEater
The Sun:
Pete ban lifted for sis bash
Discussion: Perez Hilton and Dlisted
Mandi Illuzzi / Us Weekly:
David Arquette Apologizes for Calling Latina Women “Nuts”
Discussion: PopEater
John Barr / ESPN:
Video shows Jones in Vegas nightclub
Discussion: Best Week Ever
TMZ.com:
Jacksons Headin' to Jamaica, Mon!
Discussion: Hollywire.com
Kate Schweitzer / Us Weekly:
Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst Weds!
The Cheese / Hollywoodtuna:
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TMZ.com:
Madonna's Stage Company Releases Statement
Discussion: Rolling Stone and Perez Hilton
Lindsay Powers / Us Weekly:
Kathy Griffin: I Was an Extra on Michael Jackson Pepsi Commercial
Hollywoodtuna:
Miranda Kerr's Sexy Lingerie Pictures
Alissa R / Us Weekly:
NEW PHOTOS! Jennifer Lopez's Twins!
Discussion: I'm Not Obsessed
 

 
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