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A few weeks ago, we urged fans of American Idol to vote for Antonella Barba.

At that time, though, we found the young singer attractive and - let's be honest - just wanted to see more of her on stage.

Acoustic Adam

But we're now urging all readers to get out and vote for Jordin Sparks for a very different reason: the girl can sing. Very, very well. Please don't punish the 17-year old for one poor Bon Jovi performance - if anything, admire her for going outside her strong suit.

In the view of our experts, Jordin has the second best pure singing voice on the show next to Melinda Doolittle. We'd like to see those two square off in the finals.

Of course, if fans were as blown away by Blake Lewis and his beat boxing last night as the judges were, it could become a three-horse race. And that's fine by us.

As long as Jordin is one of the horses, and not Lauren Conrad's piece of man candy, Chris Richardson.

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Britney Spears strutted her way back into the music biz with a short, sexy set at the House of Blues in what was her first concert appearance in nearly three years.

The erstwhile pop star, more recently derided as a troubled pop princess for her highly public forays into nude pictures and carousing, appeared to be in top form.

Britney Spears Nude in Esquire

For a little over 10 minutes, anyway.

The 25-year-old mother of two went onstage late Tuesday wearing nothing more than knee-high boots, a short white skirt and a sparkly pink bra top. Hot.

Oh, and the long brown wig, covering the head she shaved in February.

She launched a short set with her classic "Baby One More Time," using a cafe chair as a prop while she pranced around the small club stage backed up by four dancers.

At one point, Spears and her posse performed a raunchy striptease on a male dancer who, dressed in a gray suit, looked vaguely like Kevin Federline.

Let's hope that Suge Knight didn't see him.

"She's so good!" yelled San Diego hairstylist Ally Murray, 29, as Spears showed off her aerobic choreography.

Spears sped through the songs - all standards from her earlier albums - wrapping up after less than 15 minutes. She gave a shy goodbye before an old Madonna song came on over the sound system.

"Thanks everyone for coming," said the possible Howie Day plaything.

The comeback didn't do it for all patrons, some of whom paid upwards of $125.

"It looked like she lip-synched her way through the whole thing," said a shocked, disappointed Morgan Segall, 20, who flew in from San Francisco for the night.

"The M&Ms" had two other concerts scheduled at House of Blues venues - one in Anaheim on Wednesday and the other Thursday in West Hollywood. Where do we sign up?

Don't get us wrong. We'd certainly rather see a half-nude Britney writhing around than watch Roseanne Barr on The View. But these "comeback" shows sound hella lame.

The performance, under heavy club security, was shrouded in mystery. The club marquee advertised a show by "The M&Ms," and it wasn't until an hour after the doors opened that a disc jockey mentioned Britney Spears' name, prompting shrieks from the crowd.

Rumors of a Britney comeback had spread on the Internet and via local radio stations late last week, prompting a run on tickets by die-hard fans (of which, apparently, there are some).

In March, Spears completed a stint at a Malibu rehabilitation treatment facility after a rough period. Photos of Brit's crotch and Paris Hilton's pussy were splashed all over the Internet, along with images of Spears attacking paparazzi members and looking generally insane.

She was seen going out with Paris and Lindsay Lohan after filing for divorce from Federline in November, just two months after giving birth to Jayden James. The pair, who reached a divorce pact in March, also have an older son, Sean Preston, 20 months.

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The View is in need of a new, overweight, opinionated host.

First, there was Star Jones. But she was fired for being really, really obnoxious.

Roseanne Photo

Next, the ABC talk show called on Rosie O'Donnell. But she won't be returning to a contract dispute that wasn't helped by her accusation that America blew up the Twin Towers.

So now Barbara Walters, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Joy Behar need a fresh, plump co-host to fill the role of controversy-maker.

Enter Roseanne Barr. No, seriously.

Despite having not been in the celebrity gossip spotlight in a decade, the former sitcom star is somehow the leading candidate to replace Rosie. Also in the running - but far too thin, we assume - are Joan Rivers, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Griffin and Kathie Lee Gifford.

Yes, evidently "more annoying than Perez Hilton" is also a qualification to host The View.

We'll keep you updated about this pressing situation. In the meantime, Kate Bosworth continues to pack on the pounds in an effort to be considered for the job.

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The TomKat rumors rage on.

The subject? Fidelity. While the Tom's away, will the Katie play, so to speak? That's the question surrounding the mother of little Suri Cruise.

Katie Leaves Tom!

Katie Holmes - temporarily unfettered by the shackles of Tom Cruise - has been keeping rather flirtatious company with her co-star in her new movie, Mad Money, according to both Life & Style Weekly and MSNBC.

Some lingering clinches with co-star Adam Rothenberg (below) during filming have gotten tongues wagging, even though Katie is not supposed to have a love interest in the flick. 

Sounds downright Angelina Jolie and Olivier Martinez-like to us.

Holmes has made herself at home in Shreveport, La. to film the movie, which also stars Diane Keaton and Queen Latifah. Sounds like a real winner. Tom Cruise has reportedly tried to spend as much time as possible near his bride.

When one is a helpless prisoner, it's easy to see why one would reach out for the warm embrace of another. But still, the pull of Scientology remains strong.

Who will win the battle for Katie Holmes' soul?!

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In case you thought we were joking about Jillian Blyth being busted for marijuana, here's some visual evidence of the pot smoker in action.

Yes, the mom of Sanjaya Malakar might be on more drugs than Paula Abdul. She's already served jail time for growing the ganja - and could be in more hot legal bong water after this photo of her was snapped at a Hollywood party in March.

Sanjaya Picture

In the shot, obtained by the National Enquirer and initially posted by TMZ, Blyth appears to be holding a bong and a lighter. According to a source cited by the Enquirer, the 41-year-old Blyth could be in more trouble if this picture suggests that "she's continuing to break the law," especially because, says the paper, she was sentenced under 12 months of "community supervision" as part of her felony conviction on drug charges in 2005 that required her to be drug-free.

No wonder Shyamali Malakar nude photos have hit the Internet - Jillian's daughter is trying to attract attention away from her criminal mother.

On the other hand, says the Enquirer, Blyth's legal case was officially closed last year. So she may not be in danger of joining Jason Wahler in the slammer.

When American Idol judge Simon Cowell heard about the habit of Sanjaya's mom, though, he reportedly said: "That's horrific pot smoking. Just terrible form."

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The TV reporter who sent NFL Network anchor Rich Eisen revealing photos of herself in a bikini - and got an hilarious, bitter e-mail response from Eisen's wife (who found them on their shared account) - says the pics are "harmless pictures" that "friends" swap.

Alycia Lane, an anchor at Philadelphia's CBS affiliate KYW-TV, just sent a statement to TMZ saying that she and Rich Eisen have been "purely platonic" friends "for almost 10 years" and that they "regularly exchange e-mail and photos."

THG NOTE: Chances are, they're not quite like Katie Rees photos. But they do feature Alycia Lane in bikini, apparently.

The New York Post reports that they exchanged "seven e-mails and several bikini photos" from Lane, which went into the account shared by the ESPN anchor and wife Suzy Shuster.

Nice. Suzy Shuster, in a letter obtained by the Post, hissed back at Lane:

"Boy, do you look amazing in a bikini ... congrats! Whatever you're doing, (Pilates? yoga?) keep doing it - it's working for you ... sorry but those seven e-mails you sent to my husband, Rich, well, oops, they came to the e-mail address we both use from time to time."

Oh snap! And to make matters worse, Shuster forwarded Rich Eisen's personal email address, "since you surely are trying so hard to get attention."

KYW-TV says it won't be taking any punitive action against Lane. Calls to Eisen and Shuster weren't returned. ESPN's Sports Guy and Sports Gal have not commented yet, either.

Last week, we learned a valuable lesson, courtesy of Alec Baldwin: If you tear your pre-teen daughter a new one, don't do so in the form of an insane tirade on her voicemail, where it can be recirculated endlessly over the Internet.

Today's lesson is along somewhat similar lines. Moderately hot bikini pics are all well and good, but before sending them to your married friends, make sure their wives don't also access that e-mail address. Do your homework.

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Brad Pitt may need to stop playing the doting father role to Shiloh and Pax Thien for a few minutes.

If the hunky actor doesn't look up soon, he may never see the other half of Brangelina is his arms again.

Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie Tabloid Cover

After all, check out what transpired on the afternoon of April 27: Angelina Jolie made her directorial debut at the Tribeca Film Festival with her documentary about daily life around the globe, A Place in Time.

But Jolie's real show, however, didn't begin until later that night.

After an official bash at Hotel Gansevoort â€" where the star drank wine and, a source tells Us Magazine, was "really outgoing and very chatty" â€" the supposed stay-at-home mom headed to a small VIP afterparty at nearby eatery Gin Lane.

Among the guests there? Actor Olivier Martinez, a participant in the documentary and her costar in the awful 2004 thriller Taking Lives, with whom Jolie reportedly had a fling at the time. It would be like Stavros Niarchos running into Paris Hilton. Or Mary-Kate Olsen. Or Hilary Duff.

But back to Angelina: Encouraged by a group of drummers, the actress eventually began waving her arms around. But it wasn't until Jolie started dancing for Martinez that things got really wild.

"She turned to him on the banquette and was shaking it in front of him. She was giving him a lap dance, " said a witness. "She was looking over her shoulder, tossing a glance his way."

Another partygoer describes it as "very, very flirty."

Which makes us very, very concerned. Sure, this could be an exaggerated piece of celebrity gossip ... but what if it's not? What if the most beautiful couple in the world doesn't make it? Who can we look to next as the model relationship?

Hayden Panettiere and Stephen Colletti?

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Hayden Panettiere is frickin' hot.

Yes, we feel dirty for saying it, knowing full well that the Heroes actress is merely 17.

But the British edition of FHM named her 6th in its list of the sexiest women alive, and you know her boyfriend, Stephen Colletti, would put her even higher.

Besides, Hayden's the one teasing us with photos of rampant girl-on-girl action. So we're letting ourselves off the hook.

Hayden and Stephen Colletti, 21, were spotted out and about the other day, as the young Hollywood lovebirds landed at Urth Caffe on Melrose Avenue, canoodling and necking their way through a lunch on the patio. 

With one egregious PDA after another, it became abundantly clear to the other patrons at the establishment that the former Laguna Beach star wants desperately to "save the cheerleader" if you know what we're saying.

We're saying he wants to possibly bend her over, as Akon would say.

Anyway, we can only wonder if Stephen can hold out another 110 more days (and 14 hours) before it becomes legal to close the deal. Or if he did the same with his ex-girlfriend, Kristin Cavallari, back in high school.

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Dannielynn Hope Marshall Birkhead. Jayden James Federline. Shiloh Nouvel. Ramona Sarsgaard.

Vanessa Minnillo would happily take any of these celebrity babies.

Nick and Vanessa Photo

No, not literally (sorry, Britney Spears). But the former host of MTV's Total Request Live recently told Us Magazine that she may have an ideal family in mind - but, in the end, she simply wants healthy children.

"I always say I want three boys and a girl, but at the end of the day, I just want healthy kids," says Vanessa.

The man she wants them with, meanwhile, is no secret: Nick Lachey.

Will the former boy bander ask for her hand in marriage any time soon?

Yes, according to those close to the couple.

"She's confident that he'll do it when the time is right. They want to try out the living-together thing and if it goes well â€" which it will â€" he'll pop the question. I think he very much believes this is it," a source said.

We all remember what happened last time Lachey thought it was it, of course. He got divorced from Jessica Simpson and her giant boobs.

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Until yesterday, we knew Alexa Ray Joel as the daughter of prolific musician Billy Joel, a terrific singer in her own right, and an all-around nice, grounded person.

The product of Joel's past marriage to Christie Brinkley, the 21-year-old served as maid of honor in Joel's recent marriage to former Top Chef host Katie Lee Joel.

Perez Hilton Getting Punched

Now she's serving Perez Hilton with a message:

Back off.

Alexa Ray Joel was thrust into the spotlight Sunday when she responded to a picture of her posted on the exponentially overrated, unfunny site,

Venting via her MySpace page, Alexa Ray called Perez Hilton "quite dangerous," and was sickened to see commenters "picking apart the appearance" of her "8 year-old sister."

Yesterday, Alexa Ray clarified her opinion for Us Weekly:

"To paraphrase my father, he always said: 'don't take crap from anybody.' I've had a lot of people advise me in this industry to get a thicker skin and turn a blind eye to the vicious trends of the tabloid publications and celebrity gossip sites, and their dangerous effects on young women, and society in general. But if I were to follow their advice, and do nothing, I feel I would only be perpetuating something which I believe to be fundamentally wrong. I stand by my original posting."

Interesting guidance. To paraphrase Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler, MySpace is the place to vent all of your frustrations about marriage, love, life, etc.

Alexa, who Perez called "no supermodel," came to the defense of herself and also her half-sister, Brinkley's daughter with her latest estranged ex, Peter Cook, who was criticized by commenters on the a-hole's posting.

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