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2:00 PM ET, November 25, 2009

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Us Weekly:
EXCLUSIVE: Idol Finalist Calls Adam Lambert “a Sham”  —  American Idol alums are split when it comes to Adam Lambert's racy performance at the American Music Awards on Sunday.  —  “I honestly had no problem with Adam's AMA performance,” season 5 contestant Kevin Covais tells Usmagazine.com.
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Kristin Dos Santos / E! Online:
Backstage at DWTS: Mya “Disappointed,” Donny “Numb” and Judges In Shock  —  Attention astronauts: If you see a huge beam of light coming from somewhere near Donny Osmond's house in Utah, be not afraid.  —  “I'm probably putting it on top of my house with a spotlight on it for all the world to see …
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Associated Press:
Donny Osmond wins ‘Dancing with the Stars’  —  NEW YORK - Donny Osmond was declared the new champion of “Dancing With Stars” on Tuesday night, taking home the show's mirror ball trophy in the season finale of the ABC contest reality program.  —  Osmond, the former teen pop star of the singing Osmond family …
PEOPLE TV Watch:
Donny Osmond Wins Dancing!
Discussion: Socialite Life
entertainment.blogs.foxnews.com:
Fox411 Exclusive: Katie Holmes ruins ‘New Moon’ for some New York fans  —  Isabella, Katie and Suri shop in NYC (Source: X17)  —  She may seem shy and reserved next to larger-than-life husband Tom Cruise, but it turns out Katie Holmes doesn't know how to keep quiet when it counts.
Susan Wloszczyna / USA Today:
First look: ‘Shrek Forever After’: Fourth, final film is first in 3-D  —  Even fairy tales must come to an end.  —  The once-upon-a-time spoofing that began with 2001's Shrek will conclude when Shrek Forever After, the fourth computer-animated comic adventure starring the hygiene-challenged ogre …
Kyle Buchanan / Movieline:
Courtney Love Spilling on Edward Norton, Britney Spears in Epic Facebook Meltdown  —  Though she abandoned Twitter in a Miley Cyrus-led exodus, Courtney Love is now posting her barely-decipherable public missives at her Facebook fanpage.  You'd be forgiven if you missed the memo about her new online home …
TMZ.com:
Rob Kardashian Nailin' the Nailin' Paylin Chick  —  “Going rogue” takes on a whole new meeting when you're dating a porn star.  —  We're told Rob Kardashian has been dating none other than Lisa Ann — the adult film star who headlined the XXX classic, “Who's Nailin' Paylin?”
RADAR:
EXCLUSIVE: ‘ER’ Star Smashes Face After Drinking  —  Is there a doctor in the house?  —  There was, but he was a little smashed up after having a few drinks.  —  Shane West, who played Dr. Ray Barnett on NBC's mega-hit hospital drama ER, needed some patching up when he tripped and fell …
Katherine Thomson / The Huffington Post:
Oprah's Favorite Things Show: CANCELED?  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  After seven years, Oprah has zero plans to do a Favorite Things episode in 2009, a Harpo employee told Huffington Post.  Coupled with her announcement that 2010's holiday season will be her last on the air, the era of crying …
PEOPLE TV Watch:
Carrie Ann Inaba to Undergo Surgery  —  Dancing With the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba tells PEOPLE she is scheduled to have surgery Wednesday morning in Los Angeles to relieve pressure and stiffness in her neck caused by spinal stenosis.  —  “I have arthritis.
Michael Y. Park / People.com:
Lady Gaga Does It for the Freaks  —  Outcasts, misfits and the forgotten of society, rejoice: Lady Gaga is doing it all for you.  —  “I didn't fit in in high school and I felt like a freak,” she tells Ellen DeGeneres in an interview to air Friday.  “So I like to create this atmosphere …
RADAR:
EXCLUSIVE AUDIO: Jon Gosselin Caught On Tape: ‘I Put My Kids Out There To Every Pedophile And They Never Got Paid For It’  —  In a raw and sure-to-be controversial audio recording, Jon Gosselin rants against TLC and expresses disgust because “I put my kids out there to every pedophile on the planet and they never got paid for it.”
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Us Weekly:
Taylor Lautner: I Was Bullied as a Kid  —  With his buffer-than-ever bod, no one would ever think of picking on New Moon star Taylor Lautner.  —  But when he was younger, it was a different story.  —  “I was never extremely confident,” the actor, now 17, tells the new issue of Rolling Stone.
Discussion: PopSugar and Perez Hilton
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Robin Milling / Popeater:
Fergie Finds Love Letters From ‘Nine’ Co-Star Daniel Day Lewis  —  Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie discovered first-hand the method acting madness of her ‘Nine’ co-star Daniel Day-Lewis when she received love letters from the eccentric actor written as his character Guido.  “Daniel is very charming.
Us Weekly:
EXCLUSIVE: Angelina Jolie Not a Fan of Obama  —  Barack Obama does not have Angelina Jolie's seal of approval.  —  “She hates him,” a source close to the U.N. goodwill ambassador, 34, tells the new issue of Us Weekly (on newsstands now).  —  “She's into education and rehabilitation and thinks Obama is all about welfare and handouts.
The Huffington Post:
Italian-Americans Protest MTV's ‘Guido’ Show ‘Jersey Shore’  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  AP Text, scroll down for ‘Jersey Shore’ trailer:  —  FAIRFIELD, N.J. - A national Italian-American organization based in New Jersey says an MTV reality show that depicts Italian-American beachgoers as the …
TMZ.com:
Paris & Doug — Movin' Out  —  The Hollywood Hills neighbors of Paris Hilton and Doug Reinhardt have become so upset with their antics, they've actually staged an intervention — but it's all for nothing ... 'cause Paris and Doug are packing up and moving out!
Amber James / Popeater:
Shakira Unleashes Inner ‘She Wolf’  —  Shakira released her new album ‘She Wolf’ on Nov. 23, and PopEater was lucky enough to sit down with her for an exclusive interview.  —  During her visit to Manhattan, Shakira opened up about working with Lil' Wayne on her new single 'Give It Up To Me …
Discussion: Backseat Cuddler
Monika Bartyzel / Cinematical:
WTF?  Girl Bitten by Pervert at ‘New Moon’ Screening  —  We keep hearing about the annoying Twilight Saga fans and their ever-loyal fandom, but there are other crazies coming out of the woodwork.  An ABC affiliate in Michigan reports that while watching New Moon at the Norton Shores theater …
 
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