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4:15 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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TMZ.com:
‘Early Show’ Censors Gay Kiss ... When It's Men
Discussion: omg!
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 …
Discussion: Perez Hilton, omg!, X17 Online and Starpulse
PEOPLE TV Watch:
Donny Osmond Wins Dancing!
Discussion: Socialite Life
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?”
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 …
Perez Hilton:
Swiss Court Approves Polanski's Bail Offer!  —  Money talks!  —  A Swiss court has approved Roman Polanski's bail offer of $4.5 million in exchange for his release from jail and going under house arrest and electronic monitoring at his chalet in Switzerland.  —  Sounds like living in a Swiss chalet 24/7 would be really rough.
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Reuters:
Swiss court grants Roman Polanski bail
Discussion: TMZ.com
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 …
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.
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 …
TMZ.com:
Cops: Bitten ‘Twilight’ Fan a Bloody Liar  —  Cops tell TMZ the 17-year-old girl who claimed a rabid “Twilight” fan bit her on the neck while she was leaving a screening of the movie was lying through her teeth ... and now the false claim could end up biting her in the ass.
Discussion: Cinematical
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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 …
New York Post:
Mideast bonanza for Rihanna  —  Some of the top performers in the music business will be getting 2010 off to a quick and lucrative start.  —  A source tells Page Six that  —  Rihannais getting paid a staggering $500,000 to perform at a New Year's Eve bash at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi …
Michael K / Dlisted:
Baby Smiley Gives Sandra Bullock A Chola Makeover  —  Baby Smiley continued her mission of turning all of us into chola beauties by taking her Sharpie to Sandra Bullock's eyebrows on Lopez Tonight last night.  Sandra agreed to the chola makeover, because she said she wanted to become “more Latin.”
Discussion: Gone Hollywood
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 …
Popeater:
Watch: 25 Years of Oprah's Enthusiastic Screams  —  Oprah Winfrey is known for her enthusiasm when it comes to her celebrity friends and the fabulous Jezebel.com compiled the best moments of the talk show queen screaming out the names of her famous guests.  —  Even as ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ comes …
Bill Zwecker / Chicago Sun Times:
Gosselin hoopla may be fading  —  Not much interest in Jon, Kate pitches  —  Granted, this may be wishful thinking, but there are indications “Gosselin-mania” may finally be waning.  —  Besides the show ending, I've learned both Kate and Jon Gosselin's separate pitches to keep …
Discussion: Perez Hilton and Cele|bitchy
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
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!
 
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Marie-Louise Gumuchian / Reuters:
Lohan to stay on at Ungaro fashion house, despite criticism
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Aubrey O'Day's Early Christm-ass Gift
Us Weekly:
Nicole Kidman Not Pregnant, Confirms Rep
Alan Sepinwall / New Jersey Online:
Fox mid-season schedule: ‘American Idol’ …
Discussion: Perez Hilton and Pop Crunch
Billboard.Biz:
Susan Boyle's First-Week U.S. Album Sales Projected At 550K+
Discussion: Perez Hilton and Rolling Stone
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