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12:00 PM ET, July 30, 2010

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TMZ.com:
Kara DioGuardi — Out at ‘American Idol’  —  Sources connected with the “American Idol” negotiations tell TMZ Kara DioGuardi has judged her last contestant on “American Idol” — because she's been fired.  —  We're told the show will be going back to a three-judge format and assuming all deals are finalized …
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Deadline.com:
JENNIFER LOPEZ IS NEW ‘IDOL’ JUDGE!  Closed Deal This Week; Replaces Ellen Who Wanted Out of Contract: “It's Not Been Fun”  —  EXCLUSIVE UPDATE 6:30 PM: We've just learned the backstory of how Ellen DeGeneres bowed out of American Idol and who will be the new judge taking her place.
PEOPLE TV Watch:
Ellen DeGeneres Bows Out of American Idol  —  Filling Simon Cowell's seat on American Idol was already a tough task — now another chair is there for the taking.  —  Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, who became a full-time judge on the show during its ninth season, is bowing out of the series, PEOPLE has learned.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show:
‘Idol’ News  —  A couple months ago, I let FOX and the “American Idol” producers know that this didn't feel like the right fit for me.  I told them I wouldn't leave them in a bind and that I would hold off on doing anything until they were able to figure out where they wanted to take the panel next.
Michael Lewittes / Gossip Cop:
Source: Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler offered “American Idol” (EXCLUSIVE)  —  .  —  Ellen DeGeneres is officially out of “American Idol,” because she “hated being critical,” says a source familiar with negotiations.  —  In fact, Gossip Cop hears she asked to be released from her contract …
Discussion: Us Weekly, PEOPLE TV Watch and EW.com
Reuters:
Ellen exit heralds major “American Idol” makeover
Discussion: TMZ.com and Perez Hilton
Us Weekly:
BREAKING NEWS: Ellen DeGeneres Leaves American Idol
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Ellen DeGeneres Leaving ‘American Idol’
Discussion: TVgasm, ArtsBeat and Queerty
PopEater:
Ellen DeGeneres Departs ‘American Idol’
Discussion: Amy Grindhouse and Asylum
TMZ.com:
Laurence Fishburne's Daughter — Porn Star  —  Laurence Fishburne's 19-year-old daughter is making a serious push to break into Hollywood — and she's doing it with a hardcore sex tape.  —  TMZ has learned Montana Fishburne is starring in a porno flick for Vivid Entertainment — explaining …
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AceShowBiz.com:
Laurence Fishburne's Daughter Stars in Porno Flick
Discussion: Perez Hilton
RADAR:
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Lindsay Lohan's Mom: 'She Doesn't Even Have A Pillow In Jail'  —  Lindsay Lohan is NOT getting special treatment in jail and her life behind bars has been anything but comfortable, her mom Dina told RadarOnline.com in an exclusive interview on Thursday.
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Us Weekly:
Dina Lohan: Lindsay “Doesn't Even Have a Pillow” in Prison
PopEater:
Mark Wahlberg Brings Family to Hollywood Star Unveiling  —  Mark Wahlberg landed his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday, and brought his wife, model Rhea Durham, and four children with him to celebrate.  Photos showed Wahlberg looking dapper and proud during the momentous occasion.
Discussion: X17 Online and Hollywood Life
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bbc.co.uk:
Mark Wahlberg receives Hollywood star
Discussion: TheFABlife
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 …
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janet Charlton's Hollywood:
THE REAL REASON REESE WITHERSPOON AND JAKE GYLLENHAAL BROKE UP- NO, HE'S NOT GAY!  —  At last the truth comes out.  An acquaintance of Reese and Jake acknowledges that they were very smitten with each other for quite awhile and seemed perfectly matched.  —  Unfortunately, Jake had a habit …
Us Weekly:
Roseanne Star Sara Gilbert Comes Out  —  Yup, she's a lesbian.  —  Sara Gilbert quietly came out of the closet during a Wednesday press conference at the Television Critics Association in Los Angeles, according to Entertainment Weekly.  —  Now 35, the former Roseanne actress …
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Cele|bitchy:
Tiger Woods furious at Rachel Uchitel for doing Celebrity Rehab, wants to marry her  —  This story is in the National Enquirer, which usually has solid sources.  In this case the story is so slanted that I'm thinking the source is Tiger Woods' first known mistress, Rachel Uchitel.
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RADAR:
EXCLUSIVE: Rachel Uchitel & Janice Dickinson Hate Fest In Celebrity Rehab
Stephen M. Silverman / People.com:
Mike Fisher Says Where He and Carrie Underwood Will Call Home  —  Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood are still very much in their honeymoon phase - though they are beginning to settle into domestic life.  —  “I love it here in Ottawa,” the hockey-player groom, 30, told reporters Wednesday at his annual hockey camp, reports Canada's CTV.
Discussion: Perez Hilton, Style News and The Boot
TMZ.com:
Foxy Brown Flees After NYC Brawl  —  TMZ has learned Foxy Brown was in the middle of massive brawl tonight in the lobby of a New York City apartment building — and she narrowly missed her second run-in with cops in just over a week.  —  Witnesses say Foxy was visiting someone at a luxury high-rise …
TMZ.com:
‘DWTS’ Might Have a Situation on Its Hands  —  The apocalypse is nigh — TMZ has learned The Situation is desperately trying to expand his empire ... entering into secret negotiations to appear on the next season of “Dancing with the Stars.”  —  Nothing's official yet …
RADAR:
EXCLUSIVE: Bristol Palin “Heartbroken” Over Levi's Girlfriend's Pregnancy  —  Bristol Palin's friends admit she is “heartbroken” after learning that her fiancé and baby daddy, Levi Johnston, may have gotten his ex-girlfriend pregnant, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.
Discussion: Cele|bitchy and New York Magazine
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline.com:
HBO Develops ‘Band’ Comedy With Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Lizzy Caplan  —  EXCLUSIVE: HBO is teaming with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez and actress Lizzy Caplan to develop a comedy series project based on actress/writer Julie Klausner's memoir I Don't Care About Your Band.
Discussion: TV Squad, The Awl and The Playlist
Us Weekly:
Gray-Haired Matt LeBlanc: “I Dyed My Hair the Whole Time on Friends”  —  Joey's gone gray!  —  Six years after the finale of Friends — and four after spinoff Joey ended — fans might be shocked to see Matt LeBlanc, now 43, sporting silver hair.  —  But LeBlanc has a big secret bottled up.
RADAR:
EXCLUSIVE: Lady Gaga — Sex Picture Is Not Me  —  “A nude photograph of what is allegedly Lady Gaga engaging in sexual intercourse with a male partner has been circulating online but RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively it is not the Bad Romance singer.”  —  “This is NOT Lady Gaga,” …
 
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