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5:00 PM ET, July 30, 2010


 Top News:
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 …
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.
Hollywood Reporter:
Simon Cowell talks Ellen DeGeneres with THR
Jennifer Garcia /
Heidi Montag Files for Divorce from Spencer Pratt  —  Skeptics, take notice: This breakup is for real.  —  Almost two months after Heidi Montag went to court seeking legal separation from husband Spencer Pratt, the reality starlet filed for divorce.  —  Montag, 23, cites the usual …
Heidi and Spencer — The Divorce is On  —  Heidi Montag is officially ending things with Spencer Pratt — the MTV starlet has just filed for divorce at a Santa Monica courthouse.  —  The move comes just 6 weeks after Heidi filed for separation ... citing irreconcilable differences.
X17 Online:
Heidi Montag Files For Divorce From Spencer Pratt
Discussion: PopEater and
EXCLUSIVE: Mel's Email to Oksana After Brawl: ‘I Am Unspeakably Sorry’  —  The morning after Mel Gibson allegedly punched Oksana Griogorieva twice in the head, damaging her mouth and giving her a concussion, the disgraced Oscar-winning actor/director apologized via email, has learned exclusively.
RELATED:   Oksana's New Rep — Quits Before He Started
Perez Hilton:
MELtdown Pays For Oksana Lawyers
Discussion: X17 Online and
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 …
Lindsay Lohan — Rehab By the Sea
Discussion: Perez Hilton and Backseat Cuddler
EXCLUSIVE: Lindsay Lohan To Check Into Morningside Recovery
Discussion: Hollywood Life and Gawker
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, has learned exclusively.
Kpriss / StyleFrizz:
So This Is Lady Gaga's Vanity Fair September 2010?  —  Rumors have been circulating saying that Lady Gaga will be the cover girl for Vanity Fair's September 2010 issue.  Knowing Gaga's supposedly artsyness and influence of all things shallow in the world, we could have believed the rumors.
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.
Mark Wahlberg receives Hollywood star
Discussion: omg! and TheFABlife
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.
Kristie Cavanagh / NY Daily News:
Jimmy Fallon accused of sexual discrimination by Paul Tarascio, a MALE ex-employee  —  Jimmy Fallon has been accused of demoting and ultimately firing a former employee because the late night funnyman ‘prefers to take direction from a woman.’  —  Jimmy Fallon is facing allegations of sexual discrimination — from a man.
Discussion: New York Magazine and Gawker
The Huffington Post:
Emily Blunt In Elle UK: Wears Lace, Talks Food Coma & Airbrushing (PHOTO)  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  Emily Blunt covers the September issue of Elle UK, out August 4.  In the interview, apparently done before her quiet wedding to John Krasinski, she talks about her revenge diet …
Stephen M. Silverman /
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.
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 …
Josh Grossberg / E! Online:
Sandra Bullock Wants to Be Erased From Gulf PSA  —  Sandra Bullock is feeling blindsided by Big Oil.  —  The Oscar-winning actress is demanding Gulf restoration activists excise her appearance in a PSA because of links to the oil and gas industry.  —  Bullock's publicist says that the part …
Daniel Kreps / Rolling Stone:
Exclusive: New Michael Jackson Album In November  —  Disc includes 10 previously unreleased tracks  —  An all-new Michael Jackson collection featuring 10 unreleased songs will be released this November, a rep for the Jackson estate exclusively tells Rolling Stone.
Discussion: Perez Hilton and Allie Is Wired
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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John Mitchell / PopEater:
Is Angelina Jolie Too Thin in Her ‘Salt’ Action Scenes?
Kaiser / Cele|bitchy:
Julia Roberts says she's “beholden” …
Discussion: Celebrity Gossip
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Precious Time Left For ‘Selma’ …
Heat Vision:
‘Tudors’ actor to star in kidnapping thriller (exclusive)
Discussion: Just Jared and The Playlist
Us Weekly:
Alicia Keys Hasn't Wed
Discussion: Sandra Rose
Paul Grein / Yahoo! Music:
Week Ending July 25, 2010: It's Every Rapper For Himself
Discussion: Perez Hilton and Pop Crunch
Daily Mail:
Mischa Barton cuts to the chase in a revealing party frock
 Earlier Picks: 
Ginia Bellafante / New York Times:
Plus-Size Wars  —  Earlier this year, the editors of V …
Discussion: and Jezebel
DiCaprio Slashing Suspect — Finally Behind Bars
Discussion: Perez Hilton and Gossip Cop
Laurence Fishburne's Daughter Stars in Porno Flick
Discussion: Perez Hilton
Kristin Dos Santos / E! Online:
Breaking Casting News: Lost's Terry O'Quinn Returning to TV
Discussion: TV Squad and New York Magazine
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Lindsay Lohan's Mom: 'She Doesn't Even Have A Pillow In Jail'