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Last night's celebrity coach, Tony Bennett, has made 106 albums. In other words: these American Idol contestants have a looooong way to go.

But they all treated viewers to solid performances last night, as none of the renditions could be considered bombs. And, yes, that even includes Sanjaya Malakar. He was decked out in a white suit and sang as off-key as ever. Yet he didn't make us wanna destroy our own eardrums for once.

Jacob Lusk Photograph

The performer most criticized by the judges last night was Haley Scarnato. We're not sure why. Then again, we may have been distracted by the beauty's plunging neckline. She seems to be following the Alaina Alexander school of American Idolatry.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

On the non-Malakar male side, Blake Lewis shined again. He may not have the best vocal talent in the world, but this beat boxer adds a fresh spin to any song he performs.

But no one does that as much as Melinda Doolittle. She may be the best singer American Idol has ever seen. After all, no one has previously received the sort of compliment Simon Cowell dished out to this talent last night:

He can't find anything to criticize her about. Wow.

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On last night's finale of Season 2 of MTV's The Hills, we saw Heidi Montag (right) move out of the apartment she shared with Lauren Conrad (left) and move in with her much-reviled boyfriend, Spencer Pratt - to the disgust of Conrad and everyone here at The Hollywood Gossip.

Minus Miss Montag, the cast of The Hills - Audrina Patridge, Whitney Port and Lauren Conrad - stopped by MTV's TRL in New York to chat about the season finale of their hit reality show, which aired that night.

Pimp and Ho

They didn't reveal too many details, but sources close to the cast report that a lot has gone down between the former roommates since the dramatic moving-out episode.

"Lauren and Heidi are no longer friends," a Hills source tells Us Weekly. "They never talk or hang out. Spencer achieved his goal and broke them apart."

This budding celebrity feud heated up even more Monday, when Montag ditched out on MTV's invitation to attend The Hills: Finale After Party - filmed before a live studio audience at MTV Studios in NYC last night.

During the broadcast, when host Susie Castillo asked Lauren Conrad how her friendship is with Heidi since The Hills concluded, she replied bluntly, "It's definitely different."

So why did Heidi Montag decline to join fellow Hills stars LC, Audrina, and Whitney (pictured below) at the after party show? A source close to the brash londe says she opted to stay back in Los Angeles with Pratt, who was not invited.

"Heidi was offended they wouldn't invite Spencer," says the source.

We're stunned that MTV didn't want that dirtbag on the air any longer. Anyway. Despite everything that happened, Lauren Conrad has not officially ruled out a reconciliation with her former BFF.

Asked whether she and Heidi could be friends again if she breaks up with Spencer Pratt, Conrad openly said it would be possible - and likely.

"Of course, I love Heidi. I was in a similar situation with her last year when I moved out with my boyfriend [Jason Wahler]. Heidi and I barely talked, but as soon as we broke up, she was there for me, and it only made our friendship stronger."

Meanwhile, Pratt and Montag are still shacking up in a Hollywood apartment.

"We're going to take over the world," Pratt recently told Us Weekly. "Heidi is the biggest star from that show."

Not if we see you at Hyde and beat you down first. Ass.

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It's approximately 139 days and 10 hours until it's legal for certain acts to be performed on Hayden Panettiere. The actress turns 18 in four and a half months.

Fortunately for Amanda Bynes, however, she's officially 21 today. So the law is no longer an issue in any way for this young celeb. Unless she needs to rent a car.

Amanda Bynes Arrives

Last year, Bynes was named as one of Teen People's 25 Hottest Stars Under 25. She was joined on that list by Beyonce (who we like a lot) and Ashlee Simpson (who the world could do without).

We just hope Amanda remains as young and innocent as the wholesome characters she portrayed for years on Nickelodeon.

Sadly, other young actresses, such as Hilary Duff, have abandoned such sweet images for a persona that can only be described as "very, very skanky."

Don't go there, Bynesy. The world will always love you for who you are. Well, unless you're Rosie O'Donnell.

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Kim Kardashian vs. Ray J.

Heather Mills vs. Paul McCartney.

Rosie O'Donnell Pic

The Game vs. Vida Guerra.

With most good celebrity feuds, it's easy to pick a side. But who do you even root for when the gloves come off between the blubbering FOX News blowhard, Bill O'Reilly, and that annoying, delusional gargoyle (and The View) co-host, Rosie O'Donnell?

It's a damn good question. According to O'Reilly, who's gone off on the rotund one three times in the past week, Rosie O'Donnell is not just "nutty," she's the enemy ... of America.

Yeah. Rosie O'Donnell felt O'Reilly's wrath again yesterday night on The O'Reilly Factor, with Bill calling her a "radical" and "dangerous," even suggesting - as a financial newspaper did - that she's been spewing anti-American propaganda.

In his "Talking Points" segment last night, Bill O'Reilly picked up an Investor's Business Daily editorial calling O'Donnell "Tokyo Rosie" - a reference to "Tokyo Rose," the nickname American soldiers gave Japanese women who broadcast anti-American messages during World War II. Tara Conner had no comment.

Yikes. As hard as it is to pick a favorite in this dustup, we're guessing Donald Trump would second Bill's "view," while Snoop Dogg would eloquently tell O'Reilly to suck on...

Forget it. As of this posting, Rosie O'Donnell had posted no response on her usual soapbox, rosie.com. But give it an hour or two.

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Heather Mills didn't think that denying her fondness for gold digging once was enough.

So she called up Ryan Seacrest on his morning radio show today and cried about it some more. Literally.

Ugly Hair

Tears of gratitude flowed from the one-legged Dancing with the Stars contestant when a former detractor actually praised her on air, suggested that Mills is due a collective apology after all the past criticism she has faced in her divorce from Sir Paul McCartney.

Heather Mills heard the sentiment of a listener named Pat, who said:

"I'm ashamed that I had a judgment against her based on everything that you read in the newspapers, that she was after his money, and, come on â€" everyone was down on Heather Mills.

"But," Pat continued, "she has won me over, and I can admit it, that I had formed a bad opinion about her. I am embarrassed, actually. I would love to apologize to her. And America should apologize. People should apologize to her. She was wrongfully treated."

Was she really, Pat? Women everywhere are wrongfully treated by the behavior of desperate, pathetic females on ABC's The Bachelor. Heather simply sucks.

But apparently Mills doesn't see it that way. When Asked by Seacrest how the message from Pat made her feel, the British twit replied, "Ah, that makes me feel emotional. Hooo. That's great."

From there, the tears came like Jay Grdina during a typical day at work - especially when Seacrest commented that people had judged Mills "strictly on hearsay."

"Yes," she replied, "it's just amazing ... I had a choice ... I could have gone down ... excuse me, you got me going now ... sorry ... I could have gone done that path of lowering myself to everyone else's level and proven my innocence."

But, she said, "All I did was fall in love with somebody madly, and give up my life for seven years, you know. And then just to be vilified for it? I'm actually quite shocked. I've spent 14 years doing charity work. If I was a gold digger, I would be a very wealthy woman now. And I'm not."

We'll just see what Kanye West has to say about that!

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Yeeeeeeeee-hawww!

The amazing Britney Spears got her Rodeo (Drive) on, gettin' her happy self blinged out with a stop at the posh boutique Cartier.

Britney and JJ

After all, there's nothing like diamond jewelry to make a down home girl like Britney Spears forget a period of rough ridin'. Mandy Moore, take note.

Wearing her trademark cowgirl boots, bizarre looking dress and a beat up ol' cowboy hat covering her still recovering bald dome, the rehabbed mama of Sean P. and Jayden James sprang into action in Beverly Hills, proving that shop therapy is the only therapy. 

Since getting out of rehab, Britney has been taking a hot dance class, finalizing her divorce with Kevin Federline, and even attending a Lakers game. Yup yup. She's on the right track, folks - albeit a fashion-challenged track.

Jason Filyaw, if you're still around, good work. Ride 'em, cowboy! Sorry.

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We've recapped Dancing with the Stars.

We've given you the blow by blow (and Spencer Pratt really blows) of last night's season finale of The Hills.

Courtney Robertson and Ben Flajnik Date

Now it's time for T.H. Gossip to break down last night's third television event, the premiere of the 10th season of The Bachelor.

But we really can't do it justice, so we're turning it over to the Sports Gal, wife of ESPN's beloved sports scribe, the Sports Guy (a.k.a. Bill Simmons).

She's going to be recapping each riveting episode for ESPN and ABC. We're just passing the word along. Let's get down to business. Take it away, Sports Gal!

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ABC wants the new season of The Bachelor to remind people of Richard Gere in "An Officer and a Gentleman." We know this because they're calling this season, "The Bachelor: An Officer and a Gentleman."

At least they came right out and said it. The Bachelor himself, Lt. Andy Baldwin, isn't as sexy as Richard Gere in that movie, but I liked him immediately and thought he was the cutest bachelor yet. He works as a doctor in the Navy's dive unit with Ashton Kutcher and Kevin Costner, does charity work and Ironman triathalons and even has a hot body.

Of course, Bill (my husband) was suspicious as soon as we learned Andy's alma mater was Duke. He kept saying, "You watch, you watch, he's going to end up being a [bad word]."

Not even 30 seconds later, we watched Andy get into his fancy sports car, which looked like a DeLorean (do they still make those?) and had those dorky doors that open straight up.

I hate when Bill's right. You should know that my friend Terera and I have a list of things that instantly bother us about guys - like guys who wear man sandals (those leather ones that look like the ones girls would wear, only they're for guys, I call them "mandals"); guys who wear black jeans or black tennis shoes; guys who wear Speedos at the beach; guys who drink daiquiris or frozen mudslides; guys who tuck their sweaters into their pants; and especially, guys who drive weird sports cars (like Miatas or Corvettes). I don't know the name of Andy's car, but it should be called "The Overcompensator."

We watched Andy Baldwin tool around in his DeLorean hoping he'd pick up Doc and head back to the future. Instead, he pulled up to the clock tower, I mean, bachelor mansion, and was greeted by our old friend Chris Harrison.

I like Chris Harrison - he knows his place and never interferes, not even when a girl has too much champagne during the opening cocktail reception and might drown in the pool. Meanwhile, Andy looked so excited to meet the girls, it was uncomfortable. It looked like he was going to burst. Bill described him as "a much, much, much hornier Richie Cunningham."

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Spencer Pratt.

Few words, phrases or individuals have ever enraged the Hollywood Gossip staff to this degree. OMFG. Has anyone ever deserved to be rolled up in a carpet and thrown off a bridge more than this a$$hole? The next time we see you at Hyde or Les Deux - yes, we go there, Spencer Pratt, and we will be watching you - you better grow eyes in the back of your head. We'll leave it at that.

Dweebs For a Good Cause

That should give you an idea of how the season finale of The Hills went last night, but we'll delve into further details for you just the same.

For a show that's supposed to star Lauren Conrad, there's a lot of stuff happening to people around her as she sits at home on the sofa reading (but still looking very fashionable, we might add).

Not that we're upset. We love the new Lauren Conrad who's emerged this season and doesn't take any crap. But in Season 3, let's have the girl do something. You heard us, MTV.

From the onset, the homebody LC bombarded one-time BFF Heidi Montag with zingers over her wishy-washy should-I-live-with-Spencer nonsense.

"You don't even live with me," Lauren Conrad snapped. "I just live with your stuff."

We knew what Heidi's decision was going to be for two reasons: She's weak, and the previews gave it away. But we're getting ahead of ourselves. The other person actually out doing stuff was Whitney Port, jetting off to NYC to interview for the permanent Teen Vogue job.

Wonderful as always, Whitney knocks 'em dead in the interview, but we're left hanging as to whether she beats out the other intern applicants. Cross your fingers, Hills watchers!

Okay, now we talk about what a psycho move it was for Spencer Pratt to get a new apartment after Heidi Montag clearly said no, then take her there as "a big surprise" and beg for her to move in again. And she did. Sellout.

Back at home, Heidi dropped the news to LC that she'd be moving out - a boring conversation so anticlimactic after all the talk about it that we almost clicked over to The Bachelor. Only we had it TiVo'd, so there's no point.

Over at the condo of Brody Jenner, Spencer was explaining that he really just wanted to keep Heidi away from Lauren and reassuring his buddy that he's a player 4 lyfe, yo, and would not be denied just because Heidi's movin' in!

The guy needs to be beaten repeatedly with a tire iron and strangled with his own retarded looking gold chain. You're not cool, bro. No one wears those.

We would leave it at that if it weren't for a brilliant exchange between Heidi and her co-worker, Elodie (what kind of name is that, and what do they actually do at work?) about Heidi's plans to cook dinner for the amazing Spencer that night.

Elodie: Do you even have all the equipment to cook? What's it called?
Heidi Montag: Dinner?
Elodie: No.
Heidi Montag: Pasta?
Elodie: No. The equipment to cook, like, pots, pans.
Heidi Montag
: Oh, I have to go get all that.

Lauren, meanwhile, was celebrating the conclusion of the epic roomie drama with champagne and pizza ... and her brand new roomie... Audrina Patridge!

We weren't big Audrina fans at first, but she's come around. In short, this episode was a complete waste of time, in that there was no drama and nothing new was revealed. But we love The Hills just the same, and can't wait for the next season with the girls.

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If Boston Market starts to support Heather Mills, then we're outta here.

It's difficult enough to stick around now that Kentucky Fried Chicken has decided to capitalize on the mess that is Sanjaya Malakar with a bizarre marketing campaign.

Sanjaya Picture

The following is an open letter to this American Idol contestant, one that's almost as disturbing as pictures of Sean Stewart nude:

Congratulations on catching America's ears… and eyes.

Over the past month, you've wowed the world with your original performances. And, your ever-changing hairdos have made you almost as famous as KFC® Original Recipe® Chicken and Colonel Sanders himself.

On behalf of Kentucky Fried Chicken®, I want to serve up to you a tasty offer. If you don a bowl hairdo during one of your next nationally televised performances, KFC will grant you a free lifetime supply of KFC Famous Bowls®. We're sure America will be as ‘bowled-over' by your take on this classic look as they are by our KFC Famous Bowls.

From wavy to Mohawk to now the classic bowl â€" who knows, your bowl cut could start a trend as big as KFC Famous Bowls, which consumers ranked as THE most memorable new product of 2006.

In addition to free KFC Famous Bowls for life â€" if you sport a bowl cut, KFC will cut a check in your name to Colonel's Scholars, a charity providing young people with much needed college scholarships. We're confident that helping students afford college is something that even the toughest of judges would stand and applaud.

Your Fan,
Gregg Dedrick
President of KFC

Well, that proves it. Sanjaya has at least one fan. Now let's just hope Jordin Sparks and others have enough to finally get this loser voted off the show this week finally.

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Mandy Moore must be hoping for April showers ... of better luck.

The singer has seen better days than the last few weeks. For starters, Moore has admitted that she feels pressure to lose weight. Which is awfully sad because we love Mandy's curves and hope she doesn't try to emulate Nicole Richie any time soon.

Mandy Moore's New Hairstyle

Then, Moore's relationship with DJ AM came crashing to a halt. That added to Mandy's pain.

But probably not as much as the fractured ankle Moore suffered while jumping off a boat for a Self magazine photo shoot.

That sort of thing hurts more than our ears after listening to Sanjaya Malakar sing.

"It happened at the end of February in Mexico," her rep says. "It was for one of the setups for the spread where she had to jump into the water."

Moore, who has been sporting a walking cast on her right leg for the past few weeks, graces the cover of Self's June issue. While she won't be pulling any sort of Alaina Alexander nude photo spreads any time soon, Mandy does have some new plans in store.

Her next album, Wild Hope, debuts May 8, for example. The Hollywood Gossip staff looks forward to it.

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