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4:25 PM ET, December 29, 2009

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Us Weekly:
EXCLUSIVE: Taylor Swift, Taylor Lautner Split!  —  So much for the two Taylors finding love.  —  After three months of dating, country singer Taylor Swift and New Moon star Taylor Lautner have split, UsMagazine.com has learned.  —  “It wasn't really developing into anything, and wasn't going to …
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Kaiser / Cele|bitchy:
Scott Disick: “I could puke on myself and still be good looking”  —  At first, I was just skimming this report from Fox News 411, all about how Kourtney Kardashian's baby-daddy Scott Disick is a douche.  No surprises there, considering most people could take one look at him and think “Skeezy McHerp”.
Discussion: Celebrity Smack! and Perez Hilton
Marc Malkin / E! Online:
Source: Sheen Fight Sparked by Daughter Sam  —  Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller's heated holiday argument is not something new to their family and friends.  —  “The tiniest thing will set them off,” a source says.  “Charlie has a bad temper.  It gets scary.”
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RADAR:
EXCLUSIVE: Charlie Sheen's Wife Met With Divorce Attorney
TMZ.com:
Cops Describe Craziness at Sheen House
The Superficial:
Charlie Sheen: 'My wife's jealous of my daughter'
Discussion: E! Online and iVillage
X17 Online:
X17 XCLUSIVE - TIGER WOODS IN REHAB, SAYS SOURCE  —  images courtesy of themeadows.org A source tells X17online exclusively that Tiger Woods has entered a private, upscale rehabilitation facility in Arizona.  The source tells X17online:  —  “He has been there for a few days since his handlers forced him to enter the program.
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Paul Thompson / Daily Mail:
Tiger Woods 'had plastic surgery after wife battered him with a …
Sharon Cotliar / People.com:
FIRST LOOK: Kevin Jonas's Wedding Photo!  —  Kevin Jonas and Danielle Deleasa's wedding earlier this month was like a fairy tale - complete with a castle, an enchanted forest and glass slippers in the bride's shoe size, a gift from the groom.  —  “I knew that my princess needed her glass slippers …
TMZ.com:
Michael Lohan Accused of Kicking Ex's Lady Part  —  Erin Muller claims Michael Lohan physically abused her at least twelve times over the last two years — including an incident in which Michael allegedly “kicked [her] in the vagina.”  —  Erin Muller filed court documents in Nassau County …
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The Superficial:   Michael Lohan kicked his ex in the vagina. Of course.
Georgina Littlejohn / Daily Mail:
Van Morrison becomes a father for the fourth time at the age of 64  —  Van Morrison has become a father again at the age of 64.  —  The veteran singer and his partner Gigi Lee welcomed son George Ivan Morrison III into the world yesterday.  —  A statement on Morrison's offficial website …
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PopEater:
Van the Man Morrison a Dad Again at 64
Discussion: omg!
Michael Mello / Orange County Register:
Rock drummer found dead in his home  —  HUNTINGTON BEACH James Owen Sullivan, a drummer and backup vocalist for the Southern California band Avenged Sevenfold, was found dead at his home on Monday, authorities have confirmed.  —  Sullivan, who went by the stage name The Rev …
OK! Magazine:
World Exclusive: Kendra's Post-Baby Diet Secrets!  —  In an exclusive at-home interview, new mom and OK! cover girl Kendra Wilkinson shares her diet secrets and plans for getting her Playboy body back... fast!  “I'm gonna be a hot mama!” pledges the star of E! reality show, Kendra.
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Karl Rove granted divorce in Texas  —  Karl Rove, former senior adviser to President George W. Bush, has been granted a divorce in Texas after 24 years of marriage, family spokeswoman Dana Perino said.  —  “Karl Rove and his wife, Darby, were granted a divorce last week,” said Perino.
Discussion: Queerty and The Daily Dish
Marisa Fox / People.com:
Find Out Who Peed on Kim Kardashian  —  There's no denying animal instincts.  —  Kim Kardashian learned that lesson the hard way when she visited the offices of Katalyst where pal Ashton Kutcher was filming.  While there, Kardashian was treated to a show by the magician Dynamo, who made a monkey appear.
Discussion: Cele|bitchy and Gabby Babble
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Rob Shuter / PopEater:
Brad Pitt Coming to ‘Sherlock Holmes 2’  —  What could make ‘Sherlock Holmes’ and all of its bare-chested (and perhaps not-so-straight) detective work even sexier?  How about the addition of Brad Pitt in the sequel?  Yep, you heard it here first: Papa Pitt is set to reunite with Guy Ritchie once things …
Discussion: Perez Hilton and ImNotObsessed.com
PopSugarTV / PopSugar Rush:
Best of 2009: The Year's Top 5 Can't-Miss Clips  —  Channing Tatum stripping down to his underwear and Matt Damon cursing up a storm were two shocking videos that got lots of views this year.  Find out which other videos made the cut on our list of the top five can't-miss clips!
Discussion: PopSugar
TMZ.com:
Brittany Murphy Death Certificate  —  TMZ has obtained the Brittany Murphy death certificate, filed just this morning.  —  The manner of death is checked as “pending investigation.”  The immediate cause of death says, “deferred.”  —  As for manner, the possibilities include accident, natural, homicide, suicide and undetermined.
Discussion: Bumpshack.com and Gossip Cop
Associated Press:
‘Jersey Shore’ town downplays linkage with show  —  Buzz up!  —  SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. - The New Jersey beach town that's home to MTV's “Jersey Shore” is trying to distance itself from the controversy surrounding the reality show.  —  In a statement Monday, the Borough of Seaside Heights says it …
Discussion: ArtsBeat, New York Magazine and EW.com
 
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Kaiser / Cele|bitchy:
Megan Fox is “the worst actress of 2009″
Peter Sciretta / /Film:
Ron Howard's Favorite Movies of 2009 and David Wain's Best …
Discussion: PopWatch and I Watch Stuff
James Dao / New York Times:
To Keep Home Fires Burning, Grab That Boa
Discussion: TresSugar and Gawker
David Rooney / Variety:
Bartha set for Broadway bow?
Discussion: Perez Hilton and New York Magazine
Richard Johnson / New York Post:
Joe's ‘Wild’ over rape claim
RADAR:
It's War! Bristol Palin Seeking Full Custody Of Baby
Robert Snell / Tax Watchdog:
'N Sync boy bander bails on bill
Discussion: Perez Hilton
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News of the World:
Avatar alien Zoe Saldana shows off her out-of-this-world charms
Discussion: Backseat Cuddler
Jennifer Wiley / News of the World:
Piers has quickie with Paris
Discussion: Backseat Cuddler
Starpulse:
Madonna Blamed For Lack Of Orphanage Donations
Discussion: Bitten and Bound
Contactmusic.com:
BECKHAM GETS BULLDOG FOR CHRISTMAS
 

 
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Australian businessman Kerry Stokes launches The Nightly, a daily online newspaper with backing from billionaires Katie Page, Chris Ellison, and Gina Rinehart

Bloomberg:
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