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12:30 PM ET, December 18, 2009


 Top News:
Jon & Kate Plus DIVORCED  —  TMZ has learned ... It's official — Jon & Kate Gosselin are divorced.  —  Judge Arthur Tilson has signed the final papers, making Jon and Kate officially single.  —  Mark Momjian, Kate's lawyer, tells TMZ, under the agreement, “Our client will continue to reside …
Stephen M. Silverman /
Report: Elin Nordegren Consulting High-Powered Divorce Attorney  —  Before taking her two children with her to her native Sweden for the holidays - without husband (and father of the kids) Tiger Woods - Elin Nordegren reportedly is consulting with veteran Hollywood divorce attorney Sorrell Trope.
NY Daily News:
Tiger Woods' wife Elin Nordegren consulting Hollywood divorce guru Sorrell Trope  —  Tiger Woods' wife has the dean of Tinseltown's divorce lawyers on her side as she and the golfing great head for Splitsville.  —  Nobody has more experience at tearing celebrity marriages asunder than Sorrell Trope …
Discussion: X17 Online and OK! Magazine
Ulrica Wihlborg /
Nancy O'Dell Leaves Access Hollywood  —  Access Hollywood's Nancy O'Dell is leaving her job two years before her contract expires.  Her last show will be this week.  —  “The original member of the Access Hollywood family, co-anchor and respected broadcast journalist Nancy O'Dell …
Beyonce's Mom Files for Divorce  —  Beyonce Knowles' mom — the original costume designer for Destiny's Child — has filed for divorce from her husband Mathew Knowles.  —  Tina Knowles filed divorce papers in Harris County, Texas last month, in an attempt to end their 29-year marriage.
Karen Zatkulak / WTVC-TV:
Drunk 4-Year-Old Steals Christmas Presents  —  CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WTVC-TV) - A 4-year-old boy, beer in hand, is accused of stealing Christmas presents from his neighbors.  It's a strange story, but also a sad one.  —  April Wright is 21 years old and is going through a divorce with her husband who is in jail.
Borys Kit / Hollywood Reporter:
Taylor Lautner spends time in ‘Cancun’  —  Summit has picked up “Cancun,” an action spec by Eric Champnella and Grant Thompson, with Taylor Lautner attached to star.
Borys Kit / Hollywood Reporter:
Taylor Lautner spends time in ‘Cancun’
Discussion: Movieline and Pajiba
Jessica Simpson Rejected from Jail  —  Jessica Simpson paid a visit to the pokey early this AM, trying in vain to bail out her real, real drunk makeup artist — allegedly.  —  Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Mary Phillips was arrested at around 1:30 this morning, after cops got a disturbing …
Discussion: Perez Hilton, Popeater and omg!
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW: Jamie Jungers Took Nude Photos of Tiger Woods Says Aunt  —  Tiger Woods' mistress Jamie Jungers told her relatives that she took pictures of the golfing great while he was naked in a hotel room!  —  In an explosive new interview, spoke exclusively with Susan Minor …
Us Weekly:
Tiger Woods Spotted Golfing Alone at Night  —  Tiger Woods — who has been named Athlete of the Decade by The Associated Press — is dealing with his extramarital affair scandal with late-night golfing sessions, Us Weekly reports in its latest issue (on newsstands now).
Cali ‘Housewives’ Hit Hard by Recession  —  Peculiar things have been happening this season on ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County.’ Gretchen Rossi had a garage sale, Jeana Keough went shopping with her daughter at H&M and Tamra Barney is now doing her own housework.  What?
Discussion: Pop Crunch
Brenda Rodriguez /
Duggar Baby ‘Doing As Well As Can Be Expected,’ Says Mom  —  Michelle Duggar tells PEOPLE she is cherishing every moment with her premature 19th child, Josie Brooklyn, who remains hospitalized at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.  —  “Josie is doing as well as can be expected for a baby at her age.
Sarah Michaud /
Leelee Sobieski Becomes a Mom  —  It's the perfect present - Leelee Sobieski and her fashion designer fiancé Adam Kimmel have welcomed a baby girl.  —  The Emmy-nominated actress delivered a daughter late Wednesday evening in New York City, Sobieski's rep confirms to PEOPLE.
Rob Pattinson goes crazy at kissing fan with swine flu  — Pattinson has been bitten by fans too  —  TWILIGHT star Robert Pattinson went crazy when a female fan of his jumped out of a stopped car and kissed him after she told him she was getting over swine flu.
Us Weekly:
Melanie Griffith Explains Her Black Eye  —  Earlier this week, photographs emerged of Melanie Griffith with a black eye, leading to speculation about its cause.  —  A rep for the actress spoke out Thursday to clear up confusion about what's behind the facial bruises.
Discussion: Bitten and Bound and iVillage
X17 Online:
Brad Pitt Turns 46 Today!  —  Happy Birthday, Brad!  Er.  But let me just ask this one question - why is he fighting the hot?  I know it's exhausting taking care of all those kids, but still!  Check out the actor at the Mr & Mrs. Smith premiere in 2005, right when he got together with Angie: So beautiful!
Discussion: Popeater
Headgeek / Ain't It Cool News:
Dan O'Bannon - Screenwriter behind Dark Star, Alien, Total Recall, passes away... In Space, Nobody Can Hear You Cry...  Hey folks, Harry here with sad news.  We have had a run of famous deaths recently, in and around the time of BNAT... Gene Barry, Roy Disney... Both tragic deaths.
Discussion: Collider and The Playlist
Beyonce Discusses Launch of ‘Heat’ Fragrance  —  Beyoncé Knowles is aiming to light a much-needed fire under the beleaguered fragrance business this February with her first scent, Beyoncé Heat.  Industry sources estimate it could do $100 million at retail globally in its first year on counter.
Discussion: Just Jared and StyleList
EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Jonas Getting Married This Weekend!  All the Details!  —  While younger brother Nick might be testing out a solo career this January, the eldest Jonas, Kevin will embark on a lifetime duet this weekend.  — has the exclusive details about his upcoming wedding to Danielle Deleasa!
E! Online:
Robsten Sneak Beach Date Before Public Partying!  —  Undercover lovers Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart were spotted out together in Venice Beach yesterday, escaping the shutterbugs and enjoying a private date night.  Take that, all you Robsten haters!  —  While everyone seems so hell-bent …
Hollywoodreporter / The Hollywood Reporter:
Fox confirms Bryan Singer on ‘X-Men: First Class,’ hires writer (UPDATED)  —  Bryan Singer is returning to Fox for another “X-Men” movie.  —  Singer, who directed the first two installments before famously jumping ship to make “Superman Returns,” has signed on to develop and direct “X-Men: First Class.”
Mickey Rapkin / GQ Magazine: GQ:
10 for '10  —  The ten best new looks of the season as worn by ‘A Single Man’ star Matthew Goode  —  British actor Matthew Goode—so perfectly smug in Match Point—returns in January with two very different films.  In short, he gets naked for Tom Ford in A Single Man before charming the pants off Amy Adams in Leap Year.
Discussion: Oh No They Didn't!
Kristin Dos Santos / E! Online:
Will Dexter Jump Ahead in Time?  Julie Benz Dishes on Finale—and Helps You Grieve  —  Would you think less of me if I told you I just got off the phone with Julie Benz and tears are streaming down my face?  —  If so, I'm clearly joking as I am the consummate professional journalist, thankyouverymuch.
Discussion: Socialite Life
Tiger Woods Alleged Mistresses Roundup  —  Our heads are spinning (make it stop!) trying to keep track of all the other women in Tiger Woods' life.  Since he has only confirmed “infidelities” and not specific persons, all we have to go on is what's been flung around the tabloids in the past month.
Us Weekly:
Jersey Shore's Snooki Gets Apology From Attacker  —  A New York City gym teacher has apologized to Jersey Shore star Nicole Polizzi (a.k.a. “Snooki") for punching her in the face.  —  After seeing a video of the attack (which has been cut from tonight's episode), “I was sick to my stomach,” Brad Ferro, 24, tells the New York Post.
Discussion: Socialite Life, omg! and Perez Hilton
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Us Weekly:
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