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Singer / actress / virginal tease Hilary Duff took the stage of Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, N.C., last night, performing a free concert to support and honor America's military families.

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The multi-platinum recording artist and movie star, perhaps best known for her role in A Cinderella Story, performed in the the North Carolina town that is host to Fort Bragg. The concert was aptly titled "Hilary Duff Rocks for the Troops."

Those in attendance were either military members themselves, or those with military family members. In the past, Duff has made sure blocks of tickets were designated for military families at her shows. This time, she decided this time to perform just for them.

Duff, 18, met with a select group of military families before the show, snapping pictures and shaking hands. More than 7,000 people attended the concert.

"I think she understands, or at least wants to try to understand, the sacrifices soldiers and their families make," said Cynthia Ivins, who brought her two children, Morgan (13) and Denise (9), to the concert.

Hilary is also involved with several charities, and a noted animal rights enthusiast. She is a member of Kids with a Cause" and last year donated more than $250,000 to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. She recently got an editing gig, too. Is there anything this starlet can't do? Besides guys? Eh?

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The summer heat appears to be taking its toll on Ashlee Simpson and her fans. The disappointment of a slew of Ashlee advocates in Ohio will soon seem like nothing compared to the thousands of pissed of Marie Claire readers.

It all started two months ago, when Jessica's little sister gave an interview to the women's magazine, championing natural beauty and self-acceptance (while stifling laugther, we're sure).

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"She's had it with Hollywood's twisted view of feminine beauty. Her goal: to get women to appreciate their diverse shapes and sizes," Marie Claire writer Dennis Hensley wrote, as he followed the pop star as she spent a day painting a pro-female mural with a group of underprivileged girls from Los Angeles's Green Dot Public School.

"Simpson is well aware of the barrage of negative body images that all girls see, and she's eager to counteract that negativity," Hensley stated, furthermore quoting Simpson as saying, "Everyone is made differently, and that's what makes us beautiful and unique. I want girls to look in the mirror and feel confident."

Or pay for plastic surgery to look better, one of the two.

Of course, by the time Simpson's interview hit newsstands, the cover girl was looking quite different, with long blonde hair extensions and an alleged (i.e. definite) nose job.

As result, Marie Claire's readers -and the magazine's new editor, Joanna Coles -are fuming over what they perceive to be blatant hypocrisy.

The best part? Coles has expanded the letters section in the September issue - featuring a true natural beauty, Maggie Gyllenhaal - to include the record amount of hate mail focused on Ashlee's actions.

Coles even adds her own comment: "We're dazed and confused - and disappointed - by [Simpson's] choice, too!"

Did Simpson actually go under the knife ... again and again? Does she deserve this retribution? Were you aware there were such things as chin jobs? Let us know!

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As Mel Gibson made his second apology to the Jewish community yesterday for his drunken anti-Semitic rampage following his DUI arrest Friday, Jewish leaders and pundits alike suggested how the obviously troubled actor might find a cure.

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"Maybe there needs to be a J.A. -- a Jewish Anonymous -- where we can work with him to show him that what he said is hurtful and what he can do to help change that perception," said Joseph Potasnik, Executive Vice president of the New York Board of Rabbis.

"Mel Gibson needs to truly understand... the pain of Jewish history, and he needs to learn about the Jewish people. I would start with a visit to the Holocaust Museum in Washington," he added.

Abraham Foxman, director of the Anti-Defamation League, agreed.

"Two years ago, I was told by his publicist that he wants to meet with me and have an understanding. I'm still waiting. There is no course, there is no curriculum. We need in-depth conversation. It's therapy -- and the most important step in any therapy is to admit that you have a problem, which is a step he's already taken," Foxman said.

Gibson seems to be sober and on the same page, at least for now. He apologized Monday, announcing through a spokesman that he would undergo rehab for alcohol abuse, then added yesterday that he is in the process of understanding where his repressed anger stems from, and wants to reach out to leaders of the Jewish community to make amends.

"There is no excuse, nor should there be any tolerance, for anyone who thinks or expresses any kind of anti-Semitic remark. Please know from my heart that I am not an anti-Semite. I am not a bigot," he said.

In addition to the remarks from prominent figures in the Jewish community, the New York Daily News has outlined a 12-Step Program for Gibson:

  1. Read The Diary of Anne Frank; Night, by Elie Wiesel; The Chosen, by Chaim Potok; From Beirut to Jerusalem, by Thomas L. Friedman, and Maus, by Art Spiegelman.
  2. See the films Life Is Beautiful, Sophie's Choice, Schindler's List, even Exodus.
  3. Watch Paper Clips, a documentary about Christian children who, to comprehend the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust, collected 6 million paper clips.
  4. Visit the Holocaust museums in New York, Washington and Jerusalem.
  5. Visit Auschwitz.
  6. Or the Western Wall.
  7. Read the Old Testament.
  8. Go to a Passover Seder.
  9. Or a Sabbath dinner.
  10. Sit shiva.
  11. Have a sitdown with Mel Brooks, Woody Allen and Billy Crystal.
  12. As atonement, eat 10 pounds of pastrami, which Zero Mostel said "killed more Jews than Hitler."

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As Jessica Simpson magazine sales cool off, the aspiring actress has an idea of how to boost her image: go to work! As a girl!

Simpson is rumored to be reprising the role Melanie Griffith made famous in Working Girl. Don't you love when they remake movies that are a whole 15 years old?

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Jessica needs any positive publicity she can get. The video for her single "A Public Affair," hasn't earned the singer very much praise. Shocking, considering popular metrosexual Ryan Seacrest makes an appearance as a limo driver.

If Working Girl is made again, original stars Griffith and Sigourney Weaver may have roles. Either way, however, Simpson can find comfort in this fact:

She's hotter than Vanessa Minnillo. Go see for yourself.

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Sorry guys... this offer is just for the ladies. The Pussycat Dolls are looking for another pussycat... and are taking their search to live TV.

According to Variety, the CV has ordered eight episodes of The Search for the Next Pussycat Doll, which is shaping up like a raunchy, titillating hybrid of America's Next Top Model and American Idol. The show's purpose, in addition to drawing millions of ogling males, will be to help the crew recruit a new member.

Director McG, producer of the God-awful, supremely-overrated Fox teen hit The OC, is one of the show's creators. He's "interested in the personal drama...all the real-life stuff that lies within," he says. And getting a break from the horrendous OC.

The series, set to air next season, will feature a group of women seeking to become the seventh member of the Pussycat Dolls. The CW has said that certain elements of the series will be broadcast live. A national search will get under way immediately to find the contenders, who will compete under the guidance of Pussycat Dolls creator and founder Robin Antin.

The winner of the series will join the Dolls (below), whose current lineup consists of the lovely Ashley Roberts, Melody Thornton, Kimberly Wyatt, Nicole Scherzinger, Carmit Bachar and Jessica Sutta.

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"At its core, this show goes beyond just finding a new Pussycat Doll; it's about female empowerment, self-discovery and personal transformation," said Dawn Ostroff, CW's president of entertainment.

Believe it or not, the Pussycat Dolls got their start nearly a decade ago as a burlesque troupe featuring a revolving group of dancers, including such celebrities as Carmen Electra, Christina Aguilera and Christina Applegate. Apparently, they prefer people whose names begin with the letter C.

Their debut album, PCD, has sold nearly 5 million copies worldwide since its release last September by A&M Records. The group also has performed on such shows as Fox's surprise summer hit So You Think You Can Dance and ABC's Dancing With the Stars.

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Wanna smell like washed up teen spirit? This is your chance!

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The OC - that played out, nonsensical, desperate former hit of a Fox television series - has spawned a fragrance line called, The O.C. for Her and The O.C. for Him. Those names are about as creative as any storylines from the drama's third season.

The O.C. for Her has a fruity, floral scent perfect for the anorexic girl next door who enjoys drunken benders in Tijuana or being driven over cliffs to her enjoyable demise.

With its aroma of amber and musk, The O.C. for Him is the idealcologne for the formerly funny, whiny geek who fakes their way into Brown or burns down a model home.

Both scents will be available in October for fans lame enough to purchase them. They'll be priced at under $25 each. But you can take a whiff of the sweet smell of Marissa's rotting corpse right now, for free!

Nice, isn't it?

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In the 1999 film Magnolia, Tom Cruise's character, Frank T.J. Mackey, an author of a self-help guide for men, tells his audience that before any women will sleep with them, they must "respect the cock!"

Someone should have told Tom that back in high school.

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He's been a heart throb for decades, but according to sources, no one wanted to end up in the clutches of a young Tom Cruise (right) at Glen Ridge High School in New Jersey, where the future movie star was quite the competitive wrestler.

"Even then everybody knew who he was, but it wasn't because anyone thought he'd be a movie star," says a former competitor at rival Seton Hall Prep.

Cruise was particularly adept at a hold called the "High Crotch," which involves, well, an arm between the legs of one's opponent.

"The pain it caused was excruciating to say the least," the wrestler told Steppin' Out magazine.

A rep for Cruise, stunningly, declined comment on the story. On a similar note, no information is available on the subject of Tom's strange habit of pile-driving fiancee Katie Holmes, then smashing chairs over her head.

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Many things can be said about Lindsay Lohan - and most of them involve her propensity for sucking and/or lack of eating. But the skeletal skank knows how to remain in the news.

With help from her mom, Dina, who knows how long American can go on talking about this desperate diva. The latest from Lohan land? Lindsay has been summoned to be questioned in her mother's court battle over a music deal.

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Dina is being sued for fraud after signing her daughter to a record deal with producers Antonio Almeida and Mitchell Chait. Almeida and Chait claim that in 2002 and 2003 they helped Lindsay cut half of the tracks of her album "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen."

Absolutely NO way that title was in reference to herself.

The suit alleges tens of thousands of dollars were given to Lohan, but the star jumped ship, turned down any meals on this new vessel and recorded the album with music mogul Tommy Mottola instead.

Lindsay has now been subpoenaed to testify in this case, according to documents filed today in Los Angeles County Superior Court. It's bound to be an exhausting experience.

The Vegas duo is asking Lohan to be present in Los Angeles on August 29, 2006, for an oral deposition. Come on. Really? Can you make it any easier for us?

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Fans already know two characters will die, but a pair of famous authors pray one of them won't be Harry Potter himself.

John Irving and Stephen King made a plea to J.K. Rowling on Tuesday not to kill the fictional boy wizard in the final book of the series, but Rowling made no promises.

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"My fingers are crossed for Harry," Irving said at a joint news conference before a charity reading by the three writers at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

The author of "The World According to Garp" said he and King felt like "warm-up bands" for Rowling, who is working on the seventh and last book in the Harry Potter series.

"I don't want him to go over the Reichenbach Falls," King said in a reference to Arthur Conan Doyle's effort to kill off the character of fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.

Neither writer commented on Lindsay Lohan - but it's safe to assume they are, in fact, hoping for her demise.

Rowling said she was well into the process of writing the final book.

"I feel quite liberated," she said. "I can resolve the story now and it's fun in a way it wasn't before because finally I've reached my resolution, and I think some people will loathe it and some people will love it, but that's how it should be."

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