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No more reality checks for Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie. Just breaking the law and hard time served in federal, pound-me-in-the-a$$ prisons.

Obscure Office Space quotes aside, multiple sources have confirmed that their reality show, The Simple Life, will not be picked up next season by E!

Nicole, Harlow Photo

Apparently, The Simple Life was still on the air. And was airing on E! Who knew.

A source says that the overexposure of Paris and Nicole - shockingly - is to blame for the show's cancellation.

"We felt like the real life drama of their lives overshadowed anything happening on the show," says the insider.

"Viewers would see Paris all day long on the news about her going to jail, so they didn't care about seeing her camping. It was played out."

The source adds that Nicole Richie - not the ho-tel heiress - also became increasingly difficult to work with last season.

"Paris actually carried the show. She was the one willing to do anything," says the source. "Nicole Richie was the diva."

According to one source, the show could get a second chance at life if another network decides to pick up the series (the show's first season debuted on Fox).

Somehow, we don't see it happening. It looks about as likely as Lindsay Lohan salvaging her movie career after her many rehab debacles.

On Friday, Richie, 25, was sentenced to four days in jail after pleading guilty to driving under the influence, her second DUI since 2003.

Paris Hilton, 26, served 23 days in jail last June for violating probation on a previous reckless driving conviction. Yeah, yeah. Yawn.

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Ho-tel heiress Paris Hilton is out $60 million after her billionaire grandfather - appalled by years of disgusting actions and Paris' recent jail term - has nixed her inheritance.

Barron Hilton was already embarrassed by her wild behavior - notably when the Paris Hilton sex tape was leaked online - but her 23-day jail stint was the last straw.

Paris and Troops

"He was, and is, extremely embarrassed by how the family name has been sullied by Paris Hilton," says Jerry Oppenheimer, who wrote a biography of the clan called House Of Hilton. "He now doesn't want to leave unearned wealth to his family."

The lesson here? A billionaire grandparent can only be subjected to so much Paris Hilton pussy before deciding there are far better uses for his personal fortune.

Paris Hilton: "Bye, bye, $60 million!"

Barron Hilton, 79, senior, is the only member of the family left with a sizeable stake in the huge hotel chain. He has let it be known that he intends to donate to charity the $2.4 billion he will gain from this month's sale of the company to private equity firm Blackstone.

The money will go to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the charity set up in the name of the founder of the family business.

No word on whether Nicky Hilton still stands to inherit her $60 million, but after hearing the sad news, Paris shrugged her shoulders and continued making love to Tyler Atkins and other men while showing a general disregard for public safety.

Just kidding. But are we wrong? Doubtful. You know it's probably only a matter of time before she starts trying to sponge off of old pal Britney Spears.

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Perhaps the stress of her non-wedding debacle got to Tameka Foster.

Citing a deluge of emails from readers in the Atlanta area - home to the baby-faced R&B god and music mogul we know as Usher - Perez Hilton reports that his 37-year-old, pregnant fiancee has been hospitalized since yesterday.

Tameka Foster and Usher

The speculation? Tameka Foster is in pre-term labor.

Local radio stations in Atlanta are reporting that Usher's future bride, who he almost married Saturday, has been at the hospital since mid-day Sunday.

Usher, 28, and Foster were supposed to wed Saturday, until it was abruptly called off - apparently for many reasons, some frivolous and others … slightly less frivolous.

Our celebrity news readers, by and large, are not fans of Tameka Foster. But this news, if substantiated, would be very sad. What do you think. Are you buying it?

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A few more of you have written in regarding the identity of Lauren Conrad's newest accessory (boy), as our staff tries to determine if he is, in fact, former Duke University basketball standout and current Portland Trail Blazers forward Josh McRoberts.

It's looking more like it could be the case... but it's still a mystery.

See the picture of Josh McRoberts below (left), sent to The Hollywood Gossip exclusively below by a reader. Compare it to the recent photo (right) of Lauren Conrad from last week. The Hills star is holding hands with a mystery man - who many of you believe is McRoberts. There's definitely a resemblance... but we still can't say for sure.

Can any of you provide further proof? Does anyone out there know how (and if) he and Lauren Conrad are together? What's he doing in L.A.? Any info you can provide us is much appreciated! Leave a comment on this post or use our Contact Us form.

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Who, you ask, is that masked woman behind the wheel? That's the one and only Britney Spears, of course, rocking her new look: Taliban chic!

Spears was spotted driving around L.A. Sunday night. No one has ever spoken her name in America's Best Mom discussions, but hey, she keeps a memento of Sean Preston and Jayden James handy - see that cute lil' shoe hanging from the rear view mirror? Awww.

Cold Day in September

Also, check out that sneaky photographer lurking in the background. He clearly takes his job - snapping celebrity photos for us to analyze - seriously! Good man!

PHOTO CREDIT: FlyNet / TMZ.com

Back from her short-lived Vegas debacle - in which bodyguard Julio "JC" Camera got into a melee with a photographer, Britney returned to the L.A. scene Saturday, hitting up Winston's.

Spears showed up with a female companion (who wasn't Alli Sims, that's for damn sure) and flashed the cameras - with a peace sign, not a nipple slip - on the way out.

Where was Britney Spears‘ mom on Saturday as this was going on? Throwin' it down in the VIP at PURE nightclub at Caesars in Las Vegas, of course!

Yeah. Lynne Spears, according to Vegas Confidential, went to Sin City to try to patch things up. Lynne even took Brit's little sis, Jamie Lynn Spears, with her.

But, with Britney cutting her trip short, Lynne stayed around and headed over to PURE with "a few friends, taking a spot on the VIP main stage."

Rumors that Jamie Lynn Spears, 16, is pregnant continue to surface. Rumors that Lynne Spears is giving Dina Lohan a run for her money are coming true before our eyes.

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The brutal custody war between NFL stud Matt Leinart and his ex-girlfriend / baby mama Brynn Cameron finally came to end late last week.

But closure didn't come cheap for Leinart, the Heisman Trophy winner, Arizona Cardinals starting quarterback and, apparently, aspiring actor.

TMZ reports this morning learned that Leinart will shell out the big bucks to his ex-girlfriend and his son's mom - about $15,000 per month in child support.

That's half of what Brynn Cameron, 21, a USC student and basketball player, claimed she needs to care for the couple's nine-month-old son, Cole Cameron Leinart.

But the legal battles aren't over yet for Matt Leinart. The quarterback will be back in court on August 13 to fight for the right to spend more time with his son.

The two have been engaged in a war of words, after Cameron claimed that the signal-caller "comes and goes whenever he wants" and is too into "Hollywood stuff." Leinart responded that he is a good father and sought legal help to spend additional time with Cole.

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We've been hinting at this for months, and have been trying to take the high road, given the star's tender age. But who are we kidding. Hayden Panettiere is hot enough to stop a clock... such as the one on our home page counting down the days until she turns 18.

Just 21 more days, people. 21. More. Days.

The kick-ass cheerleader from NBC's sci-fi drama Heroes is the hot cover star of FHM's UK October issue. Yes, at the young age of 17, the sexiest girl on one of the world's biggest shows has entered many a nerd fantasy among fans across the world...

White Hot Hayden

Hayden Panettiere is officially legal next month. Phew.

As much as she plays the part of the "bad girl" at times and is aware of her own hotness, don't expect her to go all Lindsay Lohan on us as her star power rises.

No, when reading interviews, it's apparent that Hayden Panettiere is remarkably grounded and mature for her age, making her all the more appealing to celebrity news outlets such as this. Did we mention she's gorgeous?

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Matthew McConaughey hates wearing shirts, but evidently he's not afraid of heights. We're telling you, the man has some serious vertical leap.

No, really, this guy can get high - and we're not talking about the way Nicole Richie does here. We're talking about elevation unseen by mere mortals.

The resident Hollywood hunk and part-time actor struck a classic Air Jordan pose during a game of Frisbee in Malibu this weekend. Look at those ups!

No word on whether Camila Alves was accompanying him in these gravity-defying feats. But here's a look at how he matches up with His Airness himself ...

While he may not rank up there with Jordan in terms of raw athletic talent, we'd rather get "dunked on" by Matthew McConaughey any day, if you know what we mean.

P.S. We have no idea what we mean.

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In her new movie, that is.

Yes, actress Brittany Snow, who's been in mostly wholesome roles up until now, has been a bad, bad girl in filming her latest movie.

Brittany S.

In the upcoming drama Black Water Transit, Brittany breaks out in the complex, racy role of a troubled prostitute.

"Basically, I have sex with everybody in the movie," Brittany Snow says in the new edition of Vegas Magazine, which comes out August 1.

"I wear nothing the entire time."

Gulp. This is quite the revelation for those of us accustomed to seeing a cute Brittany Snow in Hairspray (with hottie Zac Efron), John Tucker Must Die (with train wreck Jesse Metcalfe), TV's American Dreams or the legendary soap opera Guiding Light.

But people grow up, and you know what, everyone has to play a troubled prostitute sometime. Heck, Britney Spears practically is one in real life.

But that's a topic for another time. For more revelations about the 21-year-old actress, check out excerpts from the interview with Brittany Snow below:

On dealing with the critical world of Hollywood
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I'm a messed-up actress. I should be strong and have this thick skin, but I'm a really sensitive girl.

On hitting the Sin City scene on her 21st birthday
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We were up for probably three days straight â€" without any drugs â€" but lots of alcohol and lots of coffee.

On being taken seriously for her craft, not her lifestyle:
I'm really excited to show people that I am an actual actress, not just wanting to be like other celebrities and go to this party and that party.

It's a noble sentiment. Here's hoping we see more of this new Brittany in the coming years and less of the crazy Ms. Spears ... or Brittany Murphy.

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If we had our way, we would devote 100 percent of our time to speculating over who Lauren Conrad is dating or to harmlessly mocking train wreck celebrities like Lindsay Lohan.

But occasionally, as we saw with WWE star Chris Benoit, tragedy strikes the world of celebrity news, hammering us with sad stories we never saw coming.

The latest such shock? Cheryl Kosewicz, a contestant on the canceled CBS reality show Pirate Master, was found dead in her home on Friday, KOLO-TV in Reno, Nevada, is reporting.

Officials told the station the death of Cheryl Kosewicz is believed to be a suicide, but is still under investigation.

Just two months earlier, Cheryl Kosewicz's boyfriend also took his own life
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Her death was confirmed by fellow Pirate Master contestant Nessa Nemir, who posted on the show's Facebook page:

"All of the pirates and Cheryl Kosewicz's friends and family are shocked and devastated. It is a tragic loss that we all feel very deeply."

Another contestant, Joycelyn "Joy" McElveen, wrote on her MySpace page:

"I lay in my bed tossing and turning waiting on someone to wake me up from this horrible nightmare. What nightmare you may ask? The nightmare that I thought I would never have to deal with the news that my best friend is dead. I immediately scream out in pain and sorrow."

Kosewicz was the fourth person eliminated on Pirate Master, which was canceled last week. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.

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