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9:35 AM ET, October 30, 2009


 Top News: 
Gina Serpe / E! Online:
Jon Gosselin Apologizes for “Outrageous Behavior,” Seeks Counseling  —  Well, well, well.  Looks like you can teach old, press-hungry, reality-has-been, selfunaware, partner-hopping dogs new tricks.  —  Or at least teach them to hire a better spin doctor.
Discussion: Perez Hilton and OK! Magazine
David Zurawik / Z on TV:
Kate Gosselin: She just keeps on spinning
Discussion: TV Squad
Us Weekly:
Jon Gosselin Consulting With Rabbi to Find “More Spiritual” Self
Discussion: iVillage and OK! Magazine
Us Weekly:
EXCLUSIVE: Heidi and Spencer Dress as Jon and Kate for Halloween  —  Talk about frightening.  —  Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt have dressed as Jon and Kate Gosselin for Halloween.  —  “Halloween is supposed to be about scary costumes.  What's scarier than Speidi Plus Eight?”
Sandy Cohen / Associated Press:
Manager: Dennis Hopper has prostate cancer  —  LOS ANGELES — Dennis Hopper has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and is canceling all travel plans to focus on treatment, his manager said Thursday.  —  The 73-year-old actor and artist is being treated through a “special program” …
Discussion: Dlisted, Bitten and Bound and
Dennis Hopper Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer
Discussion: omg!
Phil / Egotastic!:
Heidi Klum Nude, Covered in Chocolate is Heidilicious  —  I'm not one for books, what with the reading they require and all, but if there's one book you should definitely go out and buy it's Rankin's Heidilicious.  First of all, it's a photo book, so there's not much reading to do, and second, the photos are of Heidi Klum.
Discussion: Pink is the New Blog
Jesus Martinez / DrunkenStepfather:
Heidi Klum Chocolate Covered Nipple of the Day
Discussion: L.A. Rag Mag
Casting of Abigail Breslin as Helen Keller Angers Deaf, Blind Groups  —  It was announced Wednesday that 13-year-old Abigail Breslin will play Helen Keller in the Broadway revival of ‘The Miracle Worker’ this winter.  But the news is being met with extreme opposition by blind and deaf advocacy groups …
Discussion: Gossip Teen and ArtsBeat
Patrick Healy / ArtsBeat:
Advocacy Group Opposes ‘Miracle Worker’ Casting Choice
Discussion: Pop Crunch and Lifeline Live
Angelina Jolie Stuns at 16 in Modeling Pics  —  It's no secret that Angelina Jolie is one gorgeous specimen, and now in never before seen provocative modeling photos that were taken of the actress when she was just 16 years old, the world is getting a glimpse of Angie before Brad Pitt and all of the fame.
Discussion: Gossip Teen
Michael Ausiello / The Ausiello Files:
'90210′ same-sex shocker: Rumer Willis to romance (spoiler alert)!  —  Why should Gossip Girl be the only primetime soap having a gay 'ol time experimenting with its characters sexuality?  This January, 90210 will embark on a major same-sex storyline that will pair the show's token lesbian …
Dave McNary / Variety:
Charlize Theron to star in ‘Mad’ film  —  ‘Max’ without Mel?  New ‘Fury’ in Oz  —  Charlize Theron is revving up for “Mad Max: Fury Road,” with producer-director George Miller set to start filming next August in Australia.  —  British actor Tom Hardy ("Black Hawk Down") will also star opposite Theron.
Michael Fleming / Variety:
Jackman opts out of Oscarcast gig  —  Thesp didn't want to do show two years in a row  —  While speculation is running high on who'll host the Oscars, one name that can be crossed off the list is Hugh Jackman.  —  The thesp, who's starring on Broadway with Daniel Craig in the drama …
Entertainment Earth Daily:
Barbie Palm Beach Sugar Daddy Ken Doll  —  Coming in April 2010  —  Pre-Order now and we'll deliver in April 2010 (estimated date / subject to change).  —  Item Number: MTT3285  —  Price: $69.99 … Receive a perfect item with the best quality packaging available - at no extra charge! (details)
Discussion: The Awl, and Pop Crunch
Access Hollywood:
Access Exclusive: Robert Pattinson Sings 'I'm Doing Fine' In ‘How To Be’  —  The Twilight Saga,Robert Pattinson,'How To Be',Young Hollywood  —  In this offbeat British comedy, Robert is going through an existential crisis as a struggling musician.  But after a pep talk to himself in a mirror …
Discussion: Allie Is Wired! and Just Jared
Jessica Simpson Reveals Dream Man  —  Jessica Simpson reveals her ideal man in an exclusive interview with “Extra” to air Friday.  —  When asked about the three things she looks for in a guy, Simpson, 29, tells “Extra,” “I definitely love a spiritual man — somebody that is going to always inspire me.”
Nicolas Cage's Father Dies of Heart Attack  —  Nicolas Cage's father August Coppola has died at age 75 of a heart attack, Cage's spokeswoman Annett Wolf told the AP.  Coppola taught literature and served as dean of creative arts at San Francisco State University.
Simon Perry /
Leona Lewis Turns Down Chance to Kiss Chace Crawford  —  Leona Lewis and Chace Crawford in I Will Be  —  He may be PEOPLE's reigning Hottest Bachelor, but Chace Crawford doesn't stand a chance with Leona Lewis.  —  The singer says she turned down a chance to smooch the Gossip Girl hunk …
Discussion: Anything Hollywood
Andrew Wallenstein / The Hollywood Reporter:
‘Men in Black 3,’ by way of ‘Tropic Thunder’  —  The men in black are massing.  —  Sony is moving forward on “MIB 3,” the third pic in its sci-comedy franchise.  —  “Tropic Thunder” writer Etan Cohen is penning the script, and Barry Sonnenfeld, who helmed the first two films …
Discussion: Oh No They Didn't! and
IT'S A REAL-LIFE SISTER ACT ON ‘BONES’  —  Zooey Deschanel joins sis Emily Deschanel for an episode of the hit FOX series, “Bones.”  —  In this first-ever on-screen pairing of the Deschanel sisters, Zooey plays Margaret Whitesell, a distant relative of Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily).
Discussion: Perez Hilton and Just Jared
Jennifer Godwin / E! Online:
Attention, True Blood Fans: You'll Get Your Werewolves After All  —  Crisis averted.  After we fans got our first glimpse at True Blood season three earlier this week, there was widespread concern that werewolf Alcide Herveaux, a major fan fave character from the third book, would not be part of season three.
Discussion: io9 and OK! Magazine
Jeanne Wolf / PARADE Magazine:
Sandra Bullock: 'I'm Aware That I Can Be Annoying'  —  Sandra Bullock is one of Hollywood's most popular and successful stars.  But don't let the romantic-comedy sweetheart fool you, she's as tough as she is sweet.  In her newest film, The Blind Side, due out Nov. 20, Bullock plays Leigh Anne Tuohy …
Michael K / Dlisted:
RPattz On Your Crotch  —  RPanttiez vants to suck your blood....during that time of the month.  —  You know, just like the Twidildo, this makes all sorts of sense.  I mean, Edward Cullen is responsible for thousands of pairs of chonies getting covered in massive amounts of creme de la coochie.
Mary Beth Quirk / OK! Magazine:
Is Adrian Grenier Really Afraid of Matt Damon?  —  After watching the recent viral video that showed Matt Damon as a director yelling at Adrian Grenier for his less-than-stellar acting on the set of a PSA, one might think the two really did have a huge fight.  But is the Entourage actor really scared of mean ol' Matt?
X17 Online:
The Belles Of The Ball!  —  We all know Demi Moore is pretty, but so is Ashton Kutcher!  He's, like, really pretty... for a guy!  The hot couple attended the GQ Gentleman's Ball at the Edison Ballroom in NYC last night along with Adrian Grenier and Akon.  Quite the group!
Natalie Finn / E! Online:
Chelsea Handler: Playboy's Biggest Issue Ever?  —  Chelsea Handler's dad must be so proud.  —  Playboy's December cover girl set herself up for the big reveal tonight on The Jay Leno Show, joking with the host that her pop was going to love it “because he thinks I'm very sexual.”
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Us Weekly:
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