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11:30 AM ET, July 20, 2009

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Alissa R / Us Weekly:
Jon Gosselin Steps Out With New Girl  —  A week after his trip to St. Tropez with 22-year-old party girl Hailey Glassman, Jon Gosselin has been spotted with a new lady.  —  Wearing a black sports coat and a white, button-up shirt, the 32-year-old father of eight hit NYC restaurant Accademia di Vino …
Discussion: Crabbie's Hollywood
Amanda Friedman / People.com:
Nick Lachey on Jessica Simpson: I Wish Her the Best  —  Although Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, former spouses and stars of the reality show Newlyweds, now find themselves suddenly single at the same time, Lachey insists there is no reunion planned.  —  “I think it's fun storytelling …
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Kaiser / Cele|bitchy:
Nick Lachey is surprisingly gracious about Jessica Simpson
Discussion: Bitten and Bound
PopEater:
Nick Lachey Wishes His Ex-Wife the Best
Discussion: omg!
Helene Elliott / Los Angeles Times:
David Beckham doesn't get a royal welcome  —  In his return to the Home Depot Center, many Galaxy fans give him plenty of grief in an exhibition game against AC Milan.  —  As homecomings go, David Beckham's return to Carson on Sunday to join the Galaxy for an exhibition game against AC Milan …
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Lara Martin / Digital Spy:
Beckham heckled, jeered by fans in LA  —  David Beckham has reportedly confronted fans in Los Angeles after being heckled and jeered during his first match for LA Galaxy in five months.  —  The footballer, who had been on loan to AC Milan, endured boos every time he touched the ball …
Discussion: TMZ.com
Allison Corneau / Us Weekly:
Christina Milian Confirms Engagement  —  Singer Christina Milian is set to say “I Do!”  —  After long dismissing claims of an engagement, the R&B singer and actress confirms to Us she will walk down the aisle with music producer boyfriend The-Dream.  —  “We don't have plans yet …
Elizabeth Leonard / People.com:
Fit & Trim Valerie Bertinelli Finishes Half-Marathon  —  Drop 50 pounds, check.  Don a bikini on the cover of PEOPLE magazine, check.  Run a half-marathon ... check!  —  After crossing the finish line of Sunday's Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half-Marathon in yet another personal first …
Discussion: PopEater and Bitten and Bound
Richard Rushfield / Idol Tracker:
Keep Paula: a grass-roots rebellion sweeps the Twitterverse  —  Since Friday's news, first reported here on the Idoltracker, of judge Paula Abdul's unhappiness with the pace, or nonpace, of negotiations to renew her “Idol” contract, a brushfire has been sweeping the Web.
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William Grimes / New York Times:
Frank McCourt, Whose Irish Childhood Illuminated His Prose, Is Dead at 78  —  Frank McCourt, a former New York City schoolteacher who turned his miserable childhood in Limerick, Ireland, into a phenomenally popular, Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir, “Angela's Ashes,” died in Manhattan on Sunday.
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Reuters:
“Angela's Ashes” author Frank McCourt dies at 78
Discussion: Gabby Babble
Michael Schneider / Variety:
Padma Lakshmi could heat up sitcom  —  ‘Top Chef’ host eyes possible NBC show  —  “Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi is cooking up plans to star in a sitcom for NBC.  —  Lakshmi has sealed a development deal with the Peacock and sister Universal Media Studios, which plans to create a half-hour comedy for her.
Discussion: Starpulse and The Live Feed
Simon Reynolds / Digital Spy:
‘HSM’ helmer to make Michael Jackson movie  —  High School Musical helmer Kenny Ortega is to make a movie about Michael Jackson.  —  According to Variety, Sony Pictures is paying more than $50 million (£30.3 million) to AEG Entertainment to secure rights to the 80 hours …
Discussion: omg!
TMZ.com:
Bam Margera 911 Call — ‘Possible Overdose’  —  TMZ has learned “Jackass” star Bam Margera was rushed to the hospital yesterday after paramedics responded to a 911 call for a “possible overdose.”  —  We're told state troopers and medical personnel arrived to his home in West Chester, Pennsylvania at around 1:30 PM.
Discussion: Perez Hilton
News of the World:
Kate Middleton uncle drugs & vice shock  —  Tycoon who boasts of hosting Wills villa holiday supplies cocaine & fixes hookers  —  THE playboy uncle of Kate Middleton brags how he greeted her boyfriend Prince William for the first time with an outrageous four-letter salute: “Oi, you f***er!”
Discussion: TRANSRACIAL and Gawker
Dana Kennedy / People.com:
Madonna Visits Workers Injured in Stage Accident  —  Madonna  —  Madonna continues to pay tribute to those killed and injured when part of a set collapsed on stage workers at a Marseilles stadium.  —  On Sunday she arrived in the French city with her two youngest children, David and Mercy …
 
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