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11:05 AM ET, July 20, 2009

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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!
Lisa Barron / People.com:
Source: Jon Gosselin Didn't Start Dating Until After Divorce  —  When Hailey Glassman arrived at her parents home in New City, N.Y., on May 4 for an early Mother's Day surprise, she had a surprise of her own: Jon Gosselin, star of Jon & Kate Plus 8, was staying there.  —  Why?
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 …
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
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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 …
Discussion: LA Daily and Pop Crunch
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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Access Hollywood:
Katherine Heigl Talks Revealing Too Much In Her ‘Ugly Truth’ Intimate Moment
Discussion: The Dish Rag
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
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
Alissa R / Us Weekly:
Mischa Barton's TV Series Postponed  —  Production on Mischa Barton's new CW drama The Beautiful Life has been postponed as the actress remains under psychiatric evaluation at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.  —  Shooting was to begin July 22 but will now start July 31, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Discussion: I'm Not Obsessed
Starpulse:
Death Threats Force Britney Spears To Leave Sons In England  —  Britney Spears has decided not to bring her sons to Russia during her tour - after she was reportedly left shaken by a series of death threats.  —  Spears has been travelling through Europe with Sean Preston, three …
Discussion: Bitten and Bound
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
Dave McNary / Variety:
WB, DiCaprio in ‘Zone’ with Ravich  —  Duo hire writer to adapt classic TV series  —  Warner Bros. and Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way are moving ahead on a “Twilight Zone” movie, hiring Rand Ravich to pen a script based on the iconic TV series, which melded fantasy, science-fiction and horror elements.
 
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