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Are we seeing a new Tom Cruise? For the sake of enjoyment and hilarity here at The Gossip, we certainly hope not.

First, however, Suri's pops signed a new production deals. And now? He's personally apologized to one-time friend and former nemesis, Brooke Shields. If you'lll recall, Cruise's wacky, very possible scientology mission began when he slammed the mother for using antidepressents.

We guess changes within a person are inevitable once your child's poo is bronzed.

  • Tom Cruise Photo
  • Brooke Shields Icey Stare

On an appearance on the Tonight Show last night, Shields told Jay Leno that Cruise "came over to my house, and he gave me a heartfelt apology. And he apologized for bringing me into the whole thing and for everything that happened."

Brooke said she was "impressed," although failed to mention anything at all decent about Vanilla Sky.

So look at Cruise now, people. He's NOT making funny sexist comments. He IS making ammends. What's next?

Motivational posters touting his insanity?

Don't misunderstand the actor, however. He still feels the same way about drugs. According to his rep, Cruise "has not changed his position about antidepressants, which as evidenced by the black label warnings issued by the FDA on these types of drugs, are unhealthy."

Whatever. So is playing with alligators. But that hasn't stopped Beyonce.

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Ah, yes, how we love Celebrity Look-Alikes. Most recently, we brought you a couple of dead-ringers, along with two attractive young women who, in actuality, have next to nothing common except for one feature (at least it's a hot one). And who can forget, before that, the practically indistinguishable Mel Gibson and Saddam Hussein, kindred spirits at heart and in appearance. How can we possibly compete with that masterpiece?

It's impossible. But we did some outside-the-box (and reality) thinking last night and came up with this pair of oddball characters. Here's supposed serious musician and supposed Jessica Simpson boyfriend, John Mayer, and Edward Scissorhands! What a couple of freaks!!

  • An Edward Scissorhands Photo
  • Douche

NOTE: We are aware that Mr. Scissorhands is not real, and is in fact a movie character played by a young Johnny Depp. So don't bother e-mailing or calling us about this.

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What happens when two stars are trying to avoid famous ex's at an awards show? They find comfort in each other.

Evidence is provided here by Nick Lachey and Nicole Richie. The former spent the MTV Video Music Awards hoping he wouldn't run into Jessica Simpson (and her new rumored boy toy, John Mayer).

  • Photo of Nick Lachey
  • Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie leaving the club

The latter, meanwhile, must've been aware that former best friend and current pathetic excuse for a singer, Paris Hilton was in the house. There was no need for Richie to hide in Lachey's arms, however.

All she had to do was turn sideways and no way Hilton was gonna see her.

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He's not blonde. He doesn't straddle every guy with two feet. And he's not unnecessarily using up oxygen from the planet.

Zach Braff Smiling Photo

So stop comparing Zach Braff to Paris Hilton!

The Scrubs star was on The Late Show with David Letterman this week - and he wasn't his usual jolly self. Braff seemed upset at how the tabloids have made him out to be a heavy party-goes since the public break-up with Mandy Moore.

"I lead a pretty boring life - I sit at home, I'm on the Internet, I eat cereal - that's a typical night for me," Braff said.

"Here's how the whole thing works. I actually decided, ‘Maybe I'll go out. It's the summertime, I'm off from Scrubs.' So I go out a little bit and they write all about me being this crazy party guy, like I'm Paris Hilton or something. I'm like the male Paris Hilton."

Perish that thought, J.D. Unless you have a sex tape of you answering the phone while getting it on with Turk, you're nothing like that hotel bimbo.

Braff continued to lament the nature of some in the media:

"So then I'm like, ‘I don't like that. I don't like being in the tabloids, so I'm just going to stay home. I'm going to be a homebody, I'm going to write'. A week later a tabloid comes out with - ‘Zach Braff Will Not Leave His Home!' You can't win! I just gave up on it."

The man makes a good point. But The Gossip has just one thing to say on the matter: Zach Braff Cannot Win!

Read all about it here.

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You're Ben Affleck (sorry). You've recently made the should-have-gone-straight-to-video movies Daredevil, Gigli and Jersey Girl. As a result, you're not exactly considered a box office draw anymore.

What do you do?

Hairy Ben Affleck

Keep blaming the media, of course!

Affleck
is currently promoting his new film, Hollywoodland, at the Venice Film Festival. But he still found time to whine:

"I think more and more people pay attention to actor's private lives … it makes it difficult to suspend disbelief when you are going to watch their movie because really what you are thinking about is whatever you have read about them in a magazine rather than the performance they are giving and it makes the actors job harder."

Right, right. Media attention just killed Brad Pitt and Angelina Joile during Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Only millions upon millions of people watched that flick.

Same for Jennifer Anistion and Vince Vaugh in The Break Up. That didn't almost shatter romantic comedy box office records or anything.

We're not defending tabloid invasion into people's private lives. But we're certainly not agreeing with Affleck that it hurts box office appeal.

Just make some good movies, Ben.

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You thought you couldn't get any more shocked than you were from our Video Music Award history lesson from yesterday, huh? After all, look at Paula Abdul.

People magazine, however, has now listed a few startling things from last night's show. Let's see how they compare:

1. Diddy gave MTV's John Norris the silent treatment on the red carpet. The soon-to-be daddy, simply stood cross-armed as a spokesman answered questions on his behalf. Through his interpreter, Diddy did predict Shakira would win video of the year. Somehow, she didn't.

Diddy MTV VMAs Photo

2. Lil' Kim walked onstage flanked by guards, wearing an orange jumpsuit. Guess her 10-month prison stay was fun? The rapper then ripped off he outfit to display a gold bustier.

Lil Kim VMA Photo

"I want to thank you for keeping your lighters up for me," she said. "It feels good to be home, here in New York."

3. Sarah Silverman joked in a recorded video that Lance Bass hit on her backstage. When a friend off-camera reminded the comedian that Bass came out of the closet, she deadpanned:

Sarah Silverman VMA Photo

"That totally makes sense because remember that time he wanted to fly to the moon or whatever? Space travel is like the Liza Minnelli of travel!"

4. Power pop group OK GO, working out their skillfully syncopated treadmill dance for "Here It Goes Again." It was the first live onstage performance of the routine â€" which was a viral sensation on YouTube.

OK GO Photo

4. Little Miss Sunshine star Abigail Breslin, reprised her moves from the movie to "Superfreak" with Fergie.

"Oh, that's so cool," the 10-year-old cooed before presenting the best new artist in a video. "I got to dance on the VMAs."

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By all accounts, the VMAs this year were hella weak. Fortunately, some mad insane drama went down at the New York club Snitch on the eve of the show.

We're talking about our favorite pair of Laguna Beach alums. Meathead bad boy Jason Wahler kept bumping into ex-girlfriend Lauren Conrad, a.k.a. LC, which was awkward enough before he got to second base with some bottle blonde skank right in front of her.

The pair, which broke up after The Hills finale, has been on edge since, with this incident only throwing gasoline on the fire. When he noticed Lauren during the act, Jason hastily removed himself and landed practically in the lap of a New York Daily News gossip sleuth, who of course gives us the full rundown.

  • Lauren Conrad Shops
  • Jason Wahler Mugshot

LC started squealing to her Hills pal Heidi Montag and then sent a rep from MTV to ask the girl if she was "with" Jason. She was then ordered by one of his buddies to "get away from him."

LC soon stormed off to another party at Tenjune. Somewhere, Kristin Cavallari is smiling.

That wasn't it for Jason, however. He sloppily continued his hookup, then offered a stranger $5 for two cigarettes. When he was rejected, he then asked to borrow $2 so he could buy his own pack. What can we say? The dude is a math genius.

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Here's irony for you: Paris Hilton referring to Lindsay Lohan as "firecrotch" ... when the crotch of that hotel heiress isn't exactly ice cold.

Here's MORE irony for you: Sitting next to your boss, Donald Trump, as he earns fame and fortune by uttering the phrase "You're fired!" ... and then hearing those words aimed in your direction.

Birther

Don't believe us? Just ask Carolyn Kepcher. The co-star The Apprentice and a long-time employee of the Trump Organization, has been let go. Or, well, fired!

"Donald and I had different visions for my future role in the company," Kepcher said in a statement. "Donald has been an extraordinary boss and a great mentor over the years, and I will always be grateful."

But don't worry, reality TV junkies, this move will have no bearing on the sixth season of The Apprentice, as the show originates for the first time from Los Angeles.

Ivanka and Donald Jr. will be joining the cast. It begins airing in January.

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Jennifer Aniston looks beautiful in a dress. Nike is hoping she also looks dashing in its sneakers.

Lonely

The footwear giant (maybe you've heard of it?) hasn't confirmed the amount of the deal it's expected to agree on with the Friends star - but sources say it may be the largest sum ever paid by the company for a celebrity endorsement.

Fortunately for Aniston, now when people tell her to "Just Do It," they won't be referring to marriage with Vince Vaughn.

The campaign is reported to be international in scope. It might also include a Super Bowl 2007 spot. Perhaps halftime performer, Prince, can somehow be involved. As long as he leaves all skimpy yellow outfits at home.

Rumors are state that Nike is also working with Eminem, who will design an autographed line of Air Max training shoes to be auctioned off for charity.

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Does Harry Morton read The Hollywood Gossip?

Harry Morton Shopping

It doesn't seem that way. If the Pink Taco mogul (the restaurant, people) were an avid fan, he'd have come across the Lindsay Lohan quote where she stated how she wants to be free to give her body to anyone, regardless of having a boyfriend or not.

Oh. And Lohan is Morton's girlfriend.

Perhaps Harry thinks he can tame the tramp, however, because sources claim he was spotted purchasing an engagement ring at Cartier in Beverly Hills.

It must be a challenging choosing such a gift for a nymphomaniac. We assume the ring has to be really loose.

A representative from Morton's company didn't deny the endeavor:

"I can confirm that Harry was shopping in Cartier. .. but what he purchased I cannot confirm. If it was in fact a gift then that's between him and whomever the gift is for and whomever the gift is for."

Hey, Harry, if the gift is for Lohan, know what else will be between you and her? About a hundred guys. Per week.