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12:30 PM ET, November 24, 2009

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Us Weekly:
Jon Gosselin: Kate and I Are “Definitely Not Gonna Be Married Again”  —  On Monday's episode of Jon and Kate Plus Eight: A cranky Mady and Cara get a timeout.  (After they complain about a sign-making project, their dad snaps and sends them inside the house.)
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Popeater:
‘Jon and Kate’ Say Goodbye in TLC Finale  —  Although ‘Jon and Kate Plus 8’ aired its final episode on Monday, Kate Gosselin admits it could have been avoided.  “I feel like it's been taken from us, from me and the kids,” she said about the TV series that ended this week after five seasons due …
Discussion: OK! Magazine
OK! Magazine:
COVER STORY: Britney's Ready to Marry Again!  —  Oops... She's going to do it again!  —  OK! has learned that Britney Spears is telling friends she's ready to marry her boyfriend Jason Trawick.  And all it took was her boys' blessing to convince her to move ahead with plans for her third wedding in five years.
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Daily Mail:
Two helpers to lower her on to the sofa and her own personal toilet roll: Mariah Carey's diva-style behaviour on GMTV is revealed by Kate Garraway  —  She insisted on bringing her own butterfly-shaped confetti to the X Factor and left the normally affable television host Phillip Schofield furious with her tardiness.
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Popeater:
Mariah Carey's ‘Diva’ Demands Detailed
Mike Fleeman / People.com:
VIDEO: Paula Deen Hit in Face with a Ham  —  Forget the ham.  Somebody should have said, “Duck!”  —  Celebrity chef Paula Deen was in Atlanta helping the Hosea Feed the Hungry charity load up food when an errantly tossed ham hit her in the face, leaving her with a sore nose but no other apparent injury.
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Popeater:
Paula Deen Takes a Ham to the Face
Discussion: Bumpshack.com
Variety:
Hugh Jackman to star in ‘Real Steel’  —  DreamWorks greenlights sci-fi movie  —  Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider are betting big on robots for their first project since securing $825 million in financing for the reconstituted DreamWorks.  —  The DreamWorks principals have greenlit the …
RADAR:
Lamar Odom And Khloe Kardashian's Posh New Pad  —  It's a home fit for any reality couple - that's the new $3.95 million home in Tarzana, CA, that Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian have just snapped-up.  —  PHOTOS: Khloe and Lamar's New House  —  The Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami star …
Discussion: Anything Hollywood
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Us Weekly:
Ex on Kevin Federline: Fans Will Be “Very Shocked” By His Weight Loss  —  For those flabbergasted by summertime photos of a dramatically heavy Kevin Federline, get ready for the next shock: a slim-again K-Fed, thanks to his participation in the next season of VH1's Celebrity Fit Club.
Michael Ausiello / The Ausiello Files:
Exclusive: ‘FlashForward’ shuts down production  —  FlashForward is taking a step back.  —  Sources confirm to me exclusively that ABC has temporarily shut down production on the rookie drama.  The move comes a month after the departure of co-showrunner, Marc Guggenheim, and less than a week after FlashForward hit a new ratings low.
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Stuart Levine / Variety:
ABC halts ‘FlashForward’
Discussion: Pop Crunch and Fancast News
Popeater:
Exclusive: Details on Steamy Love Scenes Between Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie  —  In what could be one of the most obscenely hot movie match-ups in history, Angelina Jolie is reportedly set to get hot and heavy with Johnny Depp in ‘The Tourist,’ and according to screenplay snippets given exclusively …
Discussion: Cele|bitchy and Anything Hollywood
Us Weekly:
John Mayer Bonds with Gerard Butler: We're Both “Branded Womanizers”  —  John Mayer and Gerard Butler: soul mates?  —  During an interview with Details magazine (in its December issue) conducted at L.A.'s star hangout Chateau Marmont, Mayer, 32, encounters Butler at a nearby table and strikes up a private 20 minute conversation.
Discussion: ImNotObsessed.com
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Details Magazine:
JOHN MAYER THINKS WITH HIS PICK
Discussion: Cele|bitchy
People.com:
Courteney Cox Returning to Cougar Town Set  —  Cougar Town is getting back its Realtor.  —  The ABC show, which stopped filming briefly last week so star Courteney Cox could attend to a “family matter,” resumes production Nov. 30 following an already-planned weeklong break for Thanksgiving, the network says.
TMZ.com:
Tequila Threatens Lawsuit Over Stolen Sex Tape  —  More naked drama for Tila Tequila — this time over a sex tape she claims was stolen off of her laptop computer.  —  Just days after she Ustreamed herself in a naked rant, a new XXX video surfaced on a porn site called 4tube.com featuring Tila …
Perez Hilton:
Lambert Fallout!  Morning Show Performance Cancelled!  —  Sources confirm exclusively to PerezHilton.com that ABC has cancelled Adam Lambert's planned performance on Good Morning America tomorrow.  —  No official reason has been given for the cancellation.
Discussion: Popeater and Backseat Cuddler
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Richard Johnson / New York Post:
Miley not so smiley  —  Miley Cyrusis famous, but there are still some people out there who've never heard of “Hannah Montana.”  When Cyrus and a friend came into the Pop Burger on East 58th Street and ordered, the counter manager asked for her name to mark the order.  She snapped back, “Are you serious?
The Frisky:
Frisky Exclusive: The First Look At Taylor Lautner's Rolling Stone Cover!  —  Posted by: Amelia McDonell-Parry Filed In: Guys  —  There's a scene in “New Moon”—in which Taylor Lautner swiftly rips off his shirt to reveal his six-pack and bulging biceps—that probably gave the theater full …
Discussion: Queerty and Pink is the New Blog
Isley Kasica / People.com:
Rosie O'Donnell Does Not Enjoy Being Single  —  Living single is less than rosy for Rosie O'Donnell.  —  “I'm not [enjoying the single life],” O'Donnell told PEOPLE Monday at Rosie's Broadway Extravaganza annual gala.  “But on we grow, so to speak.”  —  Earlier this month …
Discussion: Cele|bitchy and OK! Magazine
X17 Online:
Lady Gaga Gives Her Fans The Royal Treatment  —  Rihanna wasn't the only one signing records last night!  Lady GaGa and Dr. Dre stopped by Best Buy in Hollywood to greet their fans, but the new queen of pop went the extra mile and ordered 80 pizzas for the hordes of admirers camped outside the store!
Discussion: CONCRETELOOP.COM
Tatiana Siegel / Variety:
Apatow, Universal pick up pitches  —  Ansari, Woliner score with trio of comedy concepts  —  Judd Apatow and Universal Pictures have picked up a trio of comedy pitches from Aziz Ansari and Jason Woliner.  —  Ansari, a former “Daily Show With Jon Stewart” correspondent who stars opposite Amy Poehler …
Sharon Swart / Variety:
Revolver making Robert Pattinson documentary  —  ‘Robsessed’ charts the rise of the ‘Twilight’ star  —  As a prelude to setting up Stateside theatrical distribution operations, U.K. distrib Revolver has latched on to “New Moon” fever, making a digital bow with Robert Pattinson docu “Robsessed.”
Extra:
Paula Abdul: I'd Be a ‘Really Good’ Talk Show Host  —  Oprah Winfrey is saying goodbye to her talk show.  Could Paula Abdul replace her?  “I have really great ideas,” Abdul told “Extra” Monday from her cousin's new store, Tweak 99.  Abdul, 47, said she hopes to do a talk show in the next two to three years.
Discussion: Lifeline Live
X17 Online:
Rihanna Is Simply The Best!  —  Last night Rihanna made an appearance at Best Buy in NYC to promote her new album, Rated R, but she left her risque outfits at the door for the event.  Rihanna smiled for photographers and signed dozens of albums for her fans, and she also posed and chatted with a little girl who has leukemia.
Discussion: CONCRETELOOP.COM
Laura Lane / OK! Magazine:
Miley & Brother Trace: Inked Up Sibs!  —  Miley Cyrus and her older bro Trace not only share good genes and a love of music, but if Trace has his way, they'll also share matching tattoos!  The Metro Station rocker says he hopes to get a matching tattoo with his sibs, including lil' sis Miley …
Discussion: AceShowBiz.com and Perez Hilton
Meredith Woerner / io9:
The Crow Relaunch Moves Forward With Casting [Exclusive]  —  The Crow relaunch is taking off, and may be months away from a greenlight.  We caught up with the movie's producer and found out exactly where the film is in the casting process, and asked the all-important makeup questions.
 
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Us Weekly:
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