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Wonder how Bill O'Reilly feels about this one.

Snoop Dogg has been refused entry into Australia because of his extensive criminal record, the immigration minister said Thursday, the second time this year the rapper has been barred from entering a country.

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Snoop Dogg, real name Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr., was due to fly into Sydney this week to co-host the MTV Australia Video Music Awards.

But immigration Minister Kevin Andrews said Snoop Dogg's visa was canceled because he failed to pass the country's character test, which takes one's criminal background into account.

"He doesn't seem the sort of bloke we want in this country," Andrews told Sydney's Macquarie Radio.

The bloke now has 28 days to protest the decision.

Donald Etra, the rapper's Los Angeles-based lawyer, said he had not heard from his client about the visa cancellation and could not comment.

Earlier this month, Snoop Dogg was sentenced to five years' probation and 800 hours of community service after he pleaded no contest to felony gun and drug charges in California.

Snoop Dogg was convicted in 1990 of cocaine possession (see cute young Snoop mug shot) and charged with gun possession after a 1993 traffic stop.

In 1997, he pleaded guilty in exchange for three years' probation and a promise to make public service announcements against violence.

He was acquitted of a murder charge in 1996 after the death of an alleged gang member killed by gunfire from the vehicle in which Snoop Dogg was traveling.

During his last visit to Australia in February, Andrews said he overstayed his visa by two days and Snoop, who just posted his house for sale, was given an official warning.

In March, Snoop Dogg and fellow rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs were forced to scrap a tour of Britain after authorities denied Snoop a visa.

Britain's Home Office rules state that foreign citizens can be barred from entering the country if there are concerns about their presence.

There were rumors Snoop was arrested in Sweden during the tour as well, though those later turned out to be false (to the surprise of many).

In April 2006, Snoop Dogg and five other men were arrested on charges of violent disorder and starting a brawl, and spent the night in jail after trouble flared when some in the rapper's party were denied from British Airways' first-class lounge at Heathrow Airport.

Oh well. If the Doggfather is kept out of the land down under, at least he can smoke herb and play XBox while showing up late for PCD shows here in the United States.

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American Idol gave back last night - to the tune of $30 million raised for charity. It was an impressive show and haul.

TV Guide now takes us behind the scenes of the show, one that also surprised us by NOT eliminating a single contestant. Not even the screamer known as Lakisha Jones ...

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Price of Admission: The place to be for free stuff was Idol's home studio where, upon entering, audience members were handed white rubber "One" bracelets in honor of guest mentor Bono's charity. And upon exiting at show's end, they received snazzy multi-colored canvas bags, courtesy of Ikea. And while tickets to view the event at Idol's home base were free - as they are all season-long - front-row attendees at Disney's Concert Hall revealed they shelled out $1,000 per ticket. Pricey, yes, but hey, it was for charity.

Fashionably Late
: Just under ninety seconds before the show went live, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell were nowhere to be found. Finally, one minute before, Paula came running into the studio as fast as her sky-high platform heels would carry her. Seconds later, the lights went down and a page ushered in recent American Idol castoff Sanjaya, along with his sister and pot-smoking mother.

As for Simon, he still hadn't taken his seat when Ryan Seacrest began his opening monologue. Maybe that's why the usually unflappable host flubbed his lines and had to start again?

Kleenex Please!: As footage rolled of the trips taken by Ryan and the three judges to devastated areas in this country and abroad, Simon put a comforting arm around an overcome Paula. Of the white-suited Idols, the most emotional by far were Melinda Doolittle and Chris Richardson, who teared up at least five different times â€" once during Josh Groban's stirring rendition of "You Raise Me Up" â€" and went through several Kleenex. At one point, the Justin Timberlake-esque singer left the stage, presumably to compose himself. When he returned, the other five Idols enveloped him in hugs.

Signs of the Times: If the number of audience members' signs were any indication of who will win, Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis have the edge. When Blake spotted an "I Brake for Blake" banner, he showed his appreciation by doing The Robot. Perhaps the strangest sign of the night was the one that read "Long Beach Misses Gina and Pickle!" Surely, the long-ago ousted rock chick and her good-luck-charm stuffed lizard would've been proud.

Don't Cry-a for Sanjaya: The infamous former Idol was the social butterfly of the night. Clad in a dark blue suit, with his hair admirably tamed, Sanjaya spent the evening greeting his (mostly pre-teen) fans and even got up during one commercial break to go shake the hand of one young boy who'd yelled out his name. During another break, he ventured to the judges' table, where Simon announced, "Sanjaya is back in the house!" before shaking his hand. (He got hugs from Randy and Paula, who absent-mindedly pulled stray hairs off his lapel as they talked.)

Asked and Answered: During breaks, audience members were allowed to ask the judges questions. While one girl wanted to know where Simon gets his shirts (Armani), another asked why Paula wanted to be a judge. "I didn't wanna be a judge," she replied, before explaining that what interested her about Idol was the chance to be involved with talented people and nourish their dreams.

Also Spotted: Co-host for the night Ellen DeGeneres shaking her booty to the Idol theme... Blake laughing hysterically when Ben Stiller name-checked him... All three judges deciding Madonna's taped appearance was the perfect time to take a break and duck out of the studio together... One side of the audience at Disney's concert hall yelling, "We love you, Kelly!" when first Idol champ Clarkson took the stage, prompting the other side to scream, "We love you more!"

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Rapper and actress Eve was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after she crashed her gold Maserati on Hollywood Blvd. around 2:45 AM this morning, when she hit the center divider, totaling the front of her car.

Penn, Sean

TMZ, of course, was on the scene, and observed that after cops arrived, they placed her in handcuffs, and a "visibly upset" Eve was put inside a squad car.

The multiplatinum-selling Grammy winner, who starred with Vin Diesel in "XXX" and had her own self-titled sitcom on the UPN, posted bail and was released from Los Angeles County Jail a few hours ago.

Hard time couldn't have been that bad for Eve, though - she got an early morning celebrity visit from... Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn! Talk about getting special treatment!

But seriously, what the f*%k is Sean Penn doing visiting Eve in jail? That is up there with Suge Knight professing his support for Britney Spears and berating a Kevin Federline look-alike.

Okay, not quite. But same ballpark.

Penn arrived shortly after the rapper was booked by police on suspicion of driving like Nicole Richie under the influence. After his jail house visit, Sean Penn was seen leaving in a taxi cab close to 4:00 am.

Police sources tell TMZ, "He came to see how Eve was doing."

Right, of course he did. No word yet if Sean and Eve had been hanging out together before her accident, but we do know she was seen at a club with the likes of Nicole Richie, Kimberly Stewart and Lindsay Lohan.

Once we learn more, we'll share it with you. And once we come across an Eve mug shot, we'll post it in our gallery along with that of Sanjaya Malakar's mom.

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It may seem a bit early, but Time magazine is already gathering votes for its 100 Most Influential People of the Year issue.

And, no, Spencer Pratt is not on the list.

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But Stephen Colbert is. The humorous talk show host is current leading reader voting. It's not hard to see why. Aside from having an ice cream flavor named after him, the guy is putting people On Notice left and right. Watch out.

Sadly, no one on The Hollywood Gossip staff will be in the issue. Not this year, at least. But a fellow celebrity gossip monger is currently listed in the top 20. We can't figure out the reason, but Time is under the impression that Perez Hilton influences people. Maybe. Stupid people, that is.

Meanwhile, Sanjaya Malakar is ranked above Barack Obama. This could be the most depressing news we find all day.

As we said, though, it's early.

A lot can change as 2007 progresses. But you can bet Sacha Baron Cohen will be on there no matter what. Borat affects us on a daily basis.

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Hardly any paparazzi bothered the celebs at L.A. club Winston's on April 23, reports an Us Weekly celebrity gossip spy who was on the scene.

That said, Nicole Richie assumed the role of cameraman, snapping photos of gal pal Lindsay Lohan, with whom she arrived in a black Suburban.

Lindsay Lohan, Black Glasses

The Crotch of Fire, 20, certainly looked photo-ready. The actress breezed into the club wearing a plaid cowboy/flannel shirt over a cute denim mini, her hair blown out Farrah Fawcett-gorgeous.

When Richie, who's gearing up for a new season of The Simple Life, was done with snapping pics, she handed the camera over to a pal who shot the two lovely ladies with an unidentified man.

We don't know what inspired this waifish, anorexic camera action, but it was a slow night on the club scene, okay? Every night out can't feature Lauren Conrad sucking face with American Idol hopefuls.

Anyway. After about an hour-long photo session, Richie grabbed Lindsay and pal Kimberly Stewart, and herded them into the bathroom.

The 27-year-old Kim was trying to cop Lindsay's casual denim look - a short, floral-print dress with an unbuttoned denim vest and blown-out hair.

But she looked like she was headed to an '80s party. A bad '80s party. Of course, we'd much prefer seeing a hot Kimberly Stewart than we would a nude Sean Stewart. But that's neither here nor there, is it?

Like Lindsay Lohan, Kim was sipping a clear fluid for much of the night... but unlike the rehabbing Double-L, it didn't come in a 16 oz water bottle.

Apparently Kim got bored with Nicole's flashbulbs because she returned to the table 15 minutes later to flirt with a guy in a dark grey fedora â€" grabbing his hat and dancing for him all Pussycat Dolls-style.

Despite the sexy moves, there was not much spark. In fact, none of the women in the club, which included Eve and Michelle Rodriguez, seemed to have any boy toys with them.

Ladies night at Winston's, probably. No wonder Britney Spears didn't make it.

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If people can stop complaining about the choice of Willa Ford to portray Anna Nicole Smith on screen for a moment, they could appreciate the following good news:

On Thursday, a Bahamas judge cleared Larry Birkhead to leave the country with his daughter, Dannielynn.

Dannielynn in OK!

According to sources close to Howard K. Stern, who has raised Dannielynn since her birth on Sept. 7, Birkhead will take the infant home to the U.S. on Friday. And maybe normalcy will return to the child's life.

Stern is reportedly "upset and heartbroken" and finds himself facing the reality of being "single and on his own for the first time in many years," a source close to him says.

Still, he told Access Hollywood: "I just want Dannielynn to have a good life, and I'm hopeful that Larry is going to provide that for her, so it's bittersweet. It's hard, but I just want her to be as happy as she can be."

A source tells Reuters that, in exchange for allowing Birkhead to leave the Bahamas with Dannielynn, the court required that he return to the country for another formal custody hearing on June 8. Birkhead has been battling with Smith's awful mother, Virgie Arthur, over custody.

Sources say the photographer will first bring Dannielynn back to his hometown of Louisville, Ky., where his father â€" who recently suffered a heart attack â€" is looking forward to meeting his granddaughter. We just hope, unlike the stepfather of Shyamali Malakar, this guy doesn't make her smoke pot.

Finally, Stern will remain in the Bahamas and is expected to write a book about his life with Smith. "It will be a giant money making cathartic experience for him," says a source.

And not the least bit exploitive of the woman and baby he supposedly loves.

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In an emotional appearance on The View, taped Wednesday and scheduled to air Friday, the embattled Alec Baldwin offered an apology for the angry tirade he left on his 11-year-old daughter's voicemail.

"Obviously, calling your child a pig, or anything else improper, is inappropriate and I apologize to my daughter for that," Baldwin told the departing Rosie O'Donnell and the rest of The View panel.

Alec Baldwin and Betty White

"There's nothing wrong with being frustrated or angry about a situation," Baldwin said. "It's the way you do it, and as people often do in this world, I took it out on the wrong person."

Baldwin, 46, whose battle with ex-wife Kim Basinger took a very public turn last week when his voicemail to daughter, Ireland, was leaked to TMZ, did not say whether he has talked to his daughter since the voicemail hit the Internet last week. But he insisted the incident was isolated.

"In my own case, with this message, I had never done this before in my life," he said.

Baldwin also added that he has asked NBC to release him from his contract for 30 Rock, because he doesn't want the show or its cast and crew to be negatively affected by him.

"If I never acted again I couldn't care less," he told the audience. "I would like to devote myself to the cause of parental alienation," which is a subject Baldwin says he's writing a book about.

Baldwin also said he may leave the country if released from his deal with NBC. For her part, Kim Basinger has said she hopes her ex will curb his "irrational behavior."

"It is Kim's sincerest wish is for [Alec Baldwin] to finally address his unstable and irrational behavior so he, at some point can potentially create a relationship with his daughter."

After the show, audience members were conflicted about Baldwin's mea culpa.

"There's two sides to every story," one audience member said. "So he gave his side, but his ex-wife should have her chance to give her side, too."

"We did feel sorry for him," another said. He made us understand his point of view."

Meanwhile, Baldwin's younger brother, William Baldwin, has rushed to Alec's defense, telling People that Alec "is a fantastic human being" who can "get hotheaded, but only about really, really important things like family."

"What people don't understand is that when a man goes through a divorce, there is a fear that your ex-wife is poisoning the well and pitting your own child against you. Alec's attitude and tone reflects that concern," Billy Baldwin said.

30 Rock executive producer Lorne Michaels, echoed the sentiment.

"When you're dealing with custody, you never really know what's going on, but I know he cares deeply about his daughter."

The other Baldwin brothers, Jesus freak Stephen Baldwin and car thief Daniel Baldwin, were not available for comment. But both surely wish Alec the best.

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It happened in 2005. But that doesn't make this story any less hilarious.

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The mother of a certain crazy-haired, former American Idol favorite, Jillian Blyth, used to be a pot-growing potentate.

The Momjaya - credit TMZ for that classic pun - was pinched by the Pierce County Sheriff's Department in February 2005 in Pierce County, Washington after they found 310 marijuana plants in the Malakar family garage. That's almost as many stalkers as Hilary Duff has had.

When the 5.0 arrived, Shyamali Malakar, who was arrested for possession, directed the cops to another green-growing facility nearby, where they arrested Blyth and her husband, Charles Quist (Sanjaya's stepdad).

We're told there's actually mugshot of Shyamali, but it can't be made public because she was only 17 at the time of the bust.

Blyth could've gone to jail for up to five years after pleading guilty to one felony count of unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance, but got off with a relatively mellow 30-day sentence. Sanjaya Malakar, of course, was stuck with a lifetime sentence of no longer performing on American Idol after last week.

But at least now we know why he was so laid back on the show.

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Elizabeth Hurley is determined to put on a happy face amid the drama surrounding her wedding in India to businessman Arun Nayar.

The British actress-model and Arun Nayar, 42, were married several times last month, once in a lavish and traditional Hindu ceremony in Jodhpur.

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The event drew the ire of a Hindu religious activist, who filed a complaint saying it had mocked Hindu customs. Regardless, these two get married more than Anna Nicole Smith. That's all we know.

Meanwhile, tabloids in England and India have carried reports that Nayar's father, Vinod Nayar, severed all ties with his son after he was thrown out of the wedding - at the urging of Elizabeth Hurley.

When asked how this has affected the couple, the ex of Hugh Grant told AP Television News that it has made her "incredibly grateful for the nice people" in her life.

"We're so lucky for the good things that we kind of turn a blind eye to the bad things," said Hurley, who called her family "fantastic."

The 41-year-old Mrs. Arun Nayar attended an event for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in New York on Tuesday night, and said she hasn't "settled down into real life yet."

"The whole wedding took forever. The wedding itself took eight days; planning it took considerably longer; recovering from it; I'm still not sure I have," she said.

Hurley and Nayar first wed in a private civil ceremony in a castle outside London. The complaint about their Hindu wedding says Hurley wore revealing clothes and didn't remove her footwear while walking around the sacred fire at the ceremony.

The petition was filed under a section of the Indian Penal Code that makes it an offense to upset any religious feelings with "deliberate and malicious intention."

India's legal system is notoriously slow, and it could take months and even years before complaints come up for hearing.

Regardless, Elizabeth Hurley can take solace in the fact that she still has the best body in Britain, and Arun Nayar can find comfort in the fact that he hits that.

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Jayden James Federline. The speculation and anticipation continue. Not since Suri Cruise has there been a baby mystery of such epic, cute proportions.

The Hollywood Gossip has been following the life of Jayden James since, er, we thought his name was actually Sutton Pierce. Yeah. Not our finest hour.

A Real Head-Scratcher

So naturally, since he's been alive more than seven months now (Jayden James was born back on September 12) and he's never been seen in public (save for a couple of grainy shots and a pic of his foot), we're wondering what the frickin' holdup is!

There are rumors that the divorce settlement between mom Britney Spears and dad Kevin Federline require them not to expose Jayden in public for the prying paparazzi eyes.

Other sources say they're just waiting for the right time - and offer of ca$h money - to present Jayden James pictures to the public the way TomKat did with Suri.

Regardless, the mystery is ongoing, our celebrity gossip writers are growing rather impatient, and we're officially declaring Jayden James Federline MISSING!

We'd love to see a picture of this little tyke surface one of these days. After all, a site can only run so many Heidi Montag boob job stories without getting bored.

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