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4:40 PM ET, July 29, 2010

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Sara Hammel / People.com:
Drew Carey: How I Lost 80 Lbs.  —  Drew Carey has been known as a loveable, teddy-bear type as far back as his long-running sitcom The Drew Carey Show.  But, he says, being big was a burden - and he had to make a change.  —  “It sucks being fat, you know,” Carey, 52, said Wednesday at the CBS …
Discussion: INF Daily, I Need My Fix and Twirlit
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Daily Mail:
Drew Carey is half the man he used to be as he debuts new slimline look  —  Wow - what a difference a few months make!  —  Drew Carey stepped out yesterday in Los Angeles and showed off a new super-slim look.  —  The comedian, who is the host of the U.S. version of The Price Is Right …
Us Weekly:
Drew Carey Drops 70 Lbs; “I Got Sick of Being Fat”  —  Drew Carey has dropped a reported 70 lbs. — and he tells UsMagazine.com he couldn't feel better.  —  “I just got sick of being fat,” he told Us Wednesday at the 2010 CBS Summer Press Tour Party in Beverly Hills.
Us Weekly:
EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Love Hewitt Has a New Guy!  —  Jennifer Love Hewitt has a new guy, the new Us Weekly reports.  —  She is seeing actor/director Alex Beh, 27.  —  “She's so into him,” a pal tells Us of the actress, 31, who split from her Ghost Whisperer costar Jamie Kennedy, 40, in March after a year of dating.
Mel Gibson / TMZ.com:
Oksana's Smoking Gun in Brutality Allegation  —  Sources connected to Oksana Grigorieva tell TMZ that there are “third party witnesses” who will tell L.A. County Sheriff's investigators they saw Mel Gibson punch Oksana on January 6 during the blowout at her home.
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RADAR:
EXCLUSIVE AUDIO: Mel's Final Message To Oksana — 'I Haven't Got A Voice Left'
Discussion: Dlisted and The Insider
TMZ.com:
Troy Aikman — I'm Doing ‘Dancing with the Stars’  —  Following in the rhinestone capezios of his former Dallas Cowboys teammate Emmitt Smith — legendary QB Troy Aikman told us last night that he's officially on board for the next season of “Dancing with the Stars.”
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Dallas Morning News:
Troy Aikman not appearing on ‘Dancing With the Stars’
Discussion: From Inside the Box
Perez Hilton:
Big Mouth QB Reveals He'll Be Dancing Next Season
Discussion: Gossip Cop
National Enquirer:
PALIN FURY: BY LEVI BETRAYED!  —  SARAH PALIN's future son-in-law LEVI JOHNSTON is embroiled in a NEW baby scandal, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively.  —  In the wake of handsome Levi Johnston's announcement that he's engaged to Palin's oldest daughter Bristol, one of his old girlfriends …
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Tanner Stransky / PopWatch:
Sara Gilbert on her now-official status as a lesbian: ‘This is a whole new world for me.’  —  This is no shocker, but Roseanne alum Sara Gilbert is officially a lesbian, it was revealed today at Television Critics Association summer press tour in Los Angeles.
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Us Weekly:
Roseanne Star Sara Gilbert Comes Out
Sara Hammel / People.com:
President Obama Keeping Up with Lindsay Lohan's Legal Woes  —  From left: Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, President Barack Obama, Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd and Elisabeth Hasselbeck  —  Between fielding questions about the economy, Afghanistan, and racial tensions in the U.S. …
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X17 Online:
President Obama Dishes With The Ladies Of The View
Discussion: PopEater
RADAR:
EXCLUSIVE: Heidi And Spencer Still Together  —  While Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are keeping a low profile publicly since their separation, a pal tells RadarOnline.com that privately, the two are still seeing each other.  —  PHOTOS: Sexiest Reality TV Stars
Jennifer Garcia / People.com:
Chris Klein Extends His Stay in Rehab  —  Following his second DUI arrest, actor Chris Klein voluntarily checked into a treatment facility, and after more than 30 days, has decided to extend his stay, according to his rep.  —  “Chris, along with his support team, has decided to extend his treatment.
James Hibberd / The Hollywood Reporter:
Steve McPherson resigned amid alleged sexual harassment probe  —  Exclu: Steve McPherson resigned from ABC as the company conducted an internal sexual harassment investigation of the executive, according to a source.  —  ABC pointedly did not deny allegations of inappropriate conduct were involved.
TMZ.com:
Lindsay Lohan — Rehab Officials Come-a-Callin'  —  Lindsay Lohan's already preparing for the next stage of her sentence — 90 days in rehab — by meeting with multiple reps from rehab facilities.  —  TMZ has learned the rehab officials visited Lindsay at Lynwood Correctional Facility last weekend.
PopWatch:
This week's cover: ‘Eat Pray Love’ star Julia Roberts dishes on scarfing pizza  —  Think noshing on delectable Neapolitan pizza sounds like the perfect day's work?  According to Julia Roberts, it gets old after a while.  In this week's cover story, the star of Eat Pray Love talks about carrying …
Tara Wallis-Finestone / NBC Los Angeles:
Courtney Love Latest Name Floated to Replace Cowell on “Idol”  —  Rock star Courtney Love Cobain is in discussions to replace “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell, NBCLA has learned exclusively.  —  Sources close to Love tell NBCLA that the discussions are in the early stages, but they are serious.
Discussion: Perez Hilton and Pop Crunch
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TMZ.com:
‘American Idol’ Interested in Jessica Simpson
Lindsay Lohan / People.com:
Lindsay Lohan's Jail Comfort Food: Twizzlers  —  Lindsay Lohan is coping with incarceration with the help of a Hershey's snack.  —  “She's good,” her attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, said after visiting the actress at the women's jail on Wednesday.  “She's eating some Twizzlers.”
Vlada Gelman / The Ausiello Files:
‘How I Met Your Mother’ scoop: Rachel Bilson returns!  —  Rachel Bilson will reprise her role as the titular mama's roommate, Cindy, on CBS' How I Met Your Mother, series creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas confirm.  —  Bilson will appear in the show's sixth season premiere this fall …
Kim Potts / PopEater:
Talking Scandals and Casting Changes With the Brains Behind ‘Jersey Shore’  —  It doesn't feel like they ever really went away, but the ‘Jersey Shore’ cast officially returns tonight (10PM ET) on MTV for a second season that finds the Guidos and Guidettes flying south — to South Beach, that is — for the winter.
The Superficial:
Bon Jovi Surrounded by Naked Chicks  —  These are never-before-seen shots of Jon Bon Jovi from the new book Sex, Drugs and Bon Jovi and apparently they're shocking because Bon Jovi was considered a relatively clean-cut band in the 80s.  Granted, they were no Jonas Brothers …
TMZ.com:
Michael Lohan — The Song I Wrote for Lindsay  —  The private meetings and public pleas didn't work ... but Michael Lohan may have found a way to reach his daughter — through the majesty of song ... a song he wrote and produced ... and then got a friend to perform.
Maggie Q / Starpulse:
Maggie Q Has A New Series Premiering This Fall  —  You many not know Maggie Q yet, but she's one of the newest and sexiest stars of The CW's upcoming fall series “Nikita.”  If these pics are any indication, the show and its star are going to be hot!  —  “Nikita” stars Maggie in the title role …
Discussion: Hollywood Life
RADAR:
EXCLUSIVE: Amy Fisher To Star In Four Porn Movies  —  Amy Fisher has signed a deal to star in four porn movies, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.  —  The Long Island Lolita is taking her shot at hardcore fame, and will produce and star for Dreamzone Entertainment.
omg!:
Chelsea warning: NY town abuzz pre-Clinton wedding  —  RHINEBECK, N.Y. - Never mind that the details about Chelsea Clinton's wedding are being guarded like state secrets.  The postcard-pretty town of Rhinebeck is ready for its close-up.  —  The former first daughter and her parents …
Mike Fleming / Deadline.com:
Vince Vaughn, David O Russell Talking ‘Old St. Louis’  —  EXCLUSIVE: After weeks of talks, it is looking like Vince Vaughn and director David O. Russell are likely to team on Old St. Louis, a script written by Russell.  The discussions have the film landing at Universal, which would co-finance and distribute.
Discussion: PopWatch and The Playlist
Mike Fleming / Deadline.com:
Guillermo Del Toro And James Cameron Ready To Climb ‘Mountains Of Madness’  —  EXCLUSIVE: Since he left The Hobbit, Guillermo del Toro's next film has been a hot topic of conversation.  I'm hearing he will next direct At The Mountains Of Madness, an adaptation of the HP Lovecraft tale …
 
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TMZ.com:
Mediation Sources Call Oksana's Black Eye ‘Absurd’
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Alison Schwartz / People.com:
Katie Holmes's Special On-Set Delivery: Cupcakes
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RADAR:
EXCLUSIVE: Danielle Staub's Ex Pal Calls Her Lesbian Relationship A …
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Hollywoodreporter / Heat Vision:
Len Wiseman in negotiations to direct ‘Total Recall’ remake
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INF Daily:
Heidi Klum & Betsey Johnson at the Project Runway Premiere Party
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Sarah / People.com:
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From Mediagazer:

BBC:
A Russian court convicts Evan Gershkovich of espionage and sentences him to 16 years in prison; Wall Street Journal calls the trial a “sham”

Rick Porter / The Hollywood Reporter:
Nielsen: the Republican National Convention's final night averaged 25.38M US viewers over 14 outlets, up 7% from 2020; people 55+ were about 72% of the audience

Connor Mycroft / South China Morning Post:
Media orgs, WSJ union, and a congressional panel express support for Selina Cheng, who says WSJ fired her for assuming Hong Kong Journalists Association's chair

 
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