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4:50 PM ET, December 1, 2010


 Top News: 
World Exclusive — Britney Spears Confesses: Jason Beat Me!  —  After her very public breakdown and a string of failed romances, Britney Spears made a tremendous comeback — professionally and personally — largely because of her agent-turned-boyfriend Jason Trawick, who helped her rebuild her career and life.
Doug / RADAR:
WORLD EXCLUSIVE AUDIO: Britney Spears: My Boyfriend Beat Me Up  —  In a blockbuster world exclusive, Star magazine is reporting that Britney Spears was beaten up by her boyfriend Jason Trawick.  —  The new issue of Star, which goes on sale Wednesday, blows the lid off Britney's relationship with Trawick, her agent-turned-boyfriend.
Team Britney — Jason Never Hit Her, Audio Is FAKE  —  The audiotape reportedly featuring Britney Spears saying that she was beaten by her boyfriend is 100% FAKE — this according to one of Britney's co-conservators.  —  TMZ spoke to Andrew Wallet who told us, “Every aspect of the story published …
Access Hollywood:
Manager: Audio Recording Is ‘100 Percent’ Not Britney Spears
Discussion: Perez Hilton and RADAR
Perez Hilton:
Britney's Boyfriend Beat Her???
Discussion: and omg!
Us Weekly:
EXCLUSIVE: FIRST PHOTOS: Jake and Taylor's Romantic Thanksgiving Day Stroll  —  The new Us Weekly (now on newsstands) has the first photos of Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal's romantic Thanksgiving Day weekend.  —  Arm in arm, the two looked more smitten than ever as they took an afternoon stroll …
Michael K / Dlisted:
Herp Derp  —  MORE COFFEE!  If Jakey Gyllenhaal and Taylor Swift …
Discussion: Hollywood Dame
Doug / RADAR:
EXCLUSIVE: JLo Exposed Herself In Public & It's On Video - Court Papers Charge  —  Jennifer Lopez is caught on hours of new video “exposing her genital area in public” and displaying other “deviant behavior”, according to documents just filed in the singer's high-stakes legal fight to keep the tapes secret.
Alexis Neiers Arrested — Black Tar Heroin Found  —  Alexis Neiers — star of the E! reality show “Pretty Wild” — was just arrested for a probation violation ... and law enforcement sources tell TMZ, she was in possession of black tar heroin when they found her.
Amanda Covarrubias / L.A. NOW:
‘Bling ring’ member, reality show star arrested for alleged …
Kate Gosselin: Collin and Alexis Are Struggling the Most  —  As two of Kate Gosselin's brood continue their hiatus from the classroom, the mother of eight wants to make one thing clear: They were not expelled.  —  “The school would never use that word,” Gosselin, 35, tells PEOPLE.
Colin Vickery /
Ageing Glee stars face the axe, says show creator Ryan Murphy  —  The all singing all dancing original cast of Glee.  Picture: Channel Ten  — Gotta graduate some time, says creator  — Making way for new cast members  — Won't happen till 2012  —  GLEE creator Ryan Murphy …
Discussion: Perez Hilton, Queerty and TV Squad
Heather Locklear Hospitalized — Bacterial Infection  —  Heather Locklear is currently hospitalized in California after coming down with a bacterial infection ... TMZ has learned.  —  Locklear's rep confirms ... the actress is now on antibiotics and will be released from the hospital later today.
Us Weekly:
Heather Locklear Hospitalized
Discussion: Oh, The Scandal!
Nellie Andreeva /
‘The Walking Dead’ Lets Go Of Writers; Considers No Writing Staff For Season 2  —  EXCLUSIVE: I hear The Walking Dead writer/ executive producer/ director Frank Darabont has let go of the writers on the hot freshman AMC series, which has already renewed for a second season.
Nancy Jo Sales / Vanity Fair:
The Quaid Conspiracy  —  They're spending nights in their car, on the run from the same shadowy cabal—"the Hollywood Star Whackers"—who may have killed Heath Ledger, possibly sabotaged Jeremy Piven, and could now be targeting Lindsay Lohan.  No, this is not the plot of Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner Randy Quaid's latest movie.
Neve Campbell Files Divorce On the Down Low  —  Neve Campbell super secretly filed for divorce from her husband John Light — 5 months ago ... TMZ has learned.  —  It's not final yet — but according to the docs filed in L.A. County Superior Court, and obtained by TMZ — the “Scream 4” …
Nicole Richie Paparazzo: She's No Angelina Jolie  —  Nicole Richie's bid to get a permanent restraining order against a paparazzo has been continued, but the photog is now taking a stand, telling TMZ Nicole's not worth stalking because she's a C-plus celeb and “no Angelina Jolie.”
National Enquirer:
TOM CRUISE BEAUTY SECRETS  —  TOM CRUISE is “so pretty” as he takes drastic measures to defeat age - by raiding KATIE HOLMES stash of beauty and makeup supplies.  —  The 48-year-old star has been double dipping his wife Katie's beauty and makeup drawers to remain youthful looking.
Margaret Cho:
Pistol Whipped  —  Everyone was trying to pit me against Bristol, but the truth is, we got along well.  She never asked me to babysit Tripp or anything like that, but I consider her a friend.  So what's my take on her television debut?  Well...  Why did Bristol do Dancing with the Stars?
Cynthia Wang /
Jeff Probst: Fans Will Be ‘Shocked’ (then 'Annoyed') By Survivor  —  There's never a lack of drama on Survivor, but host Jeff Probst promises fans will have a lot to talk about following tonight's episode of Nicaragua.  —  “It's a Survivor first.  What goes down has never happened before,” Probst tells PEOPLE.
Discussion: Reality Tea and TV Fanatic
Us Weekly:
Jessica Simpson: We'll Wed “the Moment We Feel Like It”  —  So, how's wedding planning going for Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson?  —  “We have not started any planning,” Simpson, 30, told at Tuesday's Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting bash in NYC.
Discussion: X17 Online and PopEater
Alison Schwartz /
Jennifer Grey to Undergo Surgery Due to Dancing Injury  —  When Jennifer Grey clinched a first-place win on Dancing with the Stars last week, she left the ballroom with the mirror-ball trophy - and a ruptured disk in her lower back.  —  Now that she's done with her weekly dance duties …
Discussion: Access Hollywood
Michael K / Dlisted:
Vintage Stephen Colbert  —  It's Stephen Colbert back when he had a soft helmet of luscious hair that makes you want to call in sick so that you can spend the day running your fingers through it.  This is a dude who will paint you a landscape while you knit a pair of nipples cozies with the clumps of silky hair from his brush.
Discussion: Gone Hollywood
Leslie Bruce / Hollywood Reporter:
EXCLUSIVE: Peter Billingsley to Executive Produce ‘A Christmas Story’ Musical … Peter Billingsley ­— star of 1983's A Christmas Story­­ — has signed on to executive produce the musical adaptation of the film.  —  “A Christmas Story has always meant a lot to me personally,” …
Us Weekly:
Chelsea Handler: I Hate Being Next to Jen Aniston in a Bikini  —  Chelsea Handler says she had a great time spending the Thanksgiving holiday with pal Jen Aniston in Mexico.  —  The only downside?  —  “I was trying not to get photographed next to her in a bathing suit, for obvious reasons …
Colby Hall / Mediaite:
Busted!  NBC Outs Boyz II Men As Lip Synchers During Tree Lighting Festival  —  Oops!  During a “live” performance at New York's Rockefeller Center to celebrate the annual lighting of the Christmas Tree, the R&B group Boyz II Men were revealed to be performing to a back ground music track that included vocals.
Chrissy / INF Daily:
Paris Hilton Runs Outta Gas; Brooke Mueller Brings Jumper Cables - Pics  —  Imagine this set-up for their reality show: Paris Hilton drives along a street in Los Angeles.  Oh no, she ran out of gas!  Cue Paris' flat affect: “Oh no!  I ran out of gas!  What should I do?  I know, I'll call Brooke Mueller to help me.
Discussion: Perez Hilton and X17 Online
Depp on Marriage: ‘I Never Found Myself Needing That Piece of Paper’  —  Actor Johnny Depp opened up to “Extra” on why he hasn't married his girlfriend of 12 years, Vanessa Paradis, and what the couple and their two children have planned for the holidays.  —  “I never found myself needing …
Jeff Jensen / Inside Movies:
Christopher Nolan on his ‘last’ Batman movie, an ‘Inception’ videogame, and that spinning top  —  In an interview with EW, Nolan called The Dark Knight Rises “the last chapter of our Batman saga.”  When the helmer was asked if any part of him wished he was tackling another original script instead …
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