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Just one week after her nude pics were "leaked" on the Internet, Audrina Patridge is preparing to "take center stage" with the risque Pussycat Dolls.

This gig with PCD was booked well in advance, of course, but The Hills star - who mysteriously did not appear on the season premiere Monday (hmm) is finding that her notoriety has risen meteorically since the naked photo scandal hit.

Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani

According to sources, reps for Audrina Patridge have been working overtime to pimp her out hardcore to cash in on her newfound bad girl fame...

Just a few months ago, Audrina Patridge couldn't get into Hyde without Lauren Conrad - now she's getting paid to host a night at PURE and drink for free? Nice!

But seriously now. Whether or not it was an accident that we all got to see Audrina nude last week, it becomes abundantly clear each time that this kind of "exposure" generates some serious buzz. Just call it the Kim Kardashian playbook!

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Officially joining the illustrious celebrity mug shot club last night, Richie Sambora was arrested for DUI in Laguna Beach, Calif. Nice work man!

Law enforcement sources say the 48-year-old Bon Jovi guitarist was pulled over by the Laguna Beach police just before 11:00 p.m. last night.

Derek Lowe Mug Shot

Cops observed him driving erratically in a black Hummer and pulled him over. He failed numerous field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI.

At the station Richie Sambora opted to take a blood test rather than blow into a breathalyzer. Laguna Beach PD say there's no indication of drugs.

Richie Sambora was released around 4:00 a.m. this morning.

There was a female passenger in the car at the time of the arrest, but, TMZ reports this afternoon that "she's not a celebrity." Rumors, currently unconfirmed, have indicated that the female in question may be Sambora's daughter, Ava, 10.

In 2007, Richie had not one, but two stints in rehab.

Gosh. And here we thought we knew Richie. What would Lauren Conrad think of Heather Locklear's ex driving like a madman through her hometown? Just be glad Sambora didn't go all Mel Gibson on any law enforcement peeps afterwards ...

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Isn't it always nice when two former Stephen Colletti playthings reunite for a celebrity gossip photo finish - and wear the exact same piece of clothing?

Whether they planned it or not (our guess is they didn't), that's what we got in a fashion breakdown of Hayden Panettiere and Kristin Cavallari!

Britney Spears, Plaid Shirt

The petite Heroes actress wore her "Gypsy 05" hoodie to the store last month, while Kristin Cavallari, the feisty former Laguna Beach star, happened to put on the very same eco-friendy sweatshirt to run errands in L.A.

Who wore it better, and which young hottie do you like more?

Hayden Panettiere vs. Kristin Cavallari: Always a tough call.

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As always, the People magazine staffers went behind the scenes of last night's edition of American Idol and dug up some great dirt - as well as funny anecdotes and other moments that were great, but you didn't see on TV. Here are some excerpts ...

Screams and Signs

Baylie Brown Photo

It's pretty apparent that fans are starting to pick their favorite American Idol stars, as definitive favorites can be read in signs across the audience, as in "I [heart] Brooke White," "We [heart] Michael Johns," or "We Love You Carly."

An American Idol Birthday

Debbie the stage manager urgently called over the PA system during the break â€" "Ryan Seacrest, I need you! Ryan Seacrest, I need you!"

Finally, Ryan headed over to see what was so important. Moments later, the host came out carrying a large white and blue frosted cake with burning birthday candles. Next, all the American Idol stars, judges, the entire crew and audience began to sing "Happy Birthday" to Jason Castro, helping him celebrate the big 2-1 - Idol style!

Who Will It Be?

No matter what David Archuleta says or sings (even obscure Australian songs nobody has ever heard of), the female fans in the audience go wild whenever his name is mentioned or even when he steps onto the stage.

But Tuesday, when Ryan Seacrest asked the 17-year-old star if he'll be going to his high school prom and, if so, whom David Archuleta be bringing, all the teenagers in the pit started going wild, yelling, "Take me, David! Take me!"

A usually shy Archuleta wouldn't let anything slip, even when Ryan asked if the mystery girl sitting in the crowd next to his father would be the lucky one.

A Hard Worker

Almost tripping on her way backstage â€" if not for her faithful bodyguard to save her â€" judge Paula Abdul spent most of the commercial breaks greeting the many teenage girls or "the hand-wavers" inside the American Idol mosh-pit.

Faces in the Crowd

Shar Jackson laughed up a storm when the monitor showed David Archuleta and his sister doing a dance as children. Also back, former Idol Danny Noriega, who spent the night close to his pal Ramiele Malubay's family, sitting in the front row.

Randy Saw Red & Simon Was Red

Somebody definitely had a "Case of the Mondays" on this Tuesday, as Randy Jackson was consistently finding fault in some of the better moments.

But even though Jackson was the hot-headed judge, why was it Cowell with the red face literally? Could it be that the judge, who loves summer water sports, forgot to put on sunscreen at the beach? Simon, you may need to find a stronger SPF.

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After Britney Spears' not entirely terrible, image-boosting appearance helped CBS' How I Met Your Mother earn its highest ratings of all time Monday, another hit sitcom reportedly has its sights set on a guest role for the pop singer.

Executive producer, creator and star Tina Fey says she wouldn't mind if Britney Spears popped up on her hilarious, hit NBC series 30 Rock.

"We would love to work with Britney Spears," Fey said. "I've worked with her twice on Saturday Night Live and she was very professional and nice."

Britney Spears would be on 30 Rock if Tina Fey had her way. Of course, that would require them not to mock Spears (a la South Park) ... which may be a tall order.

Fey also has her eyes set on another A-lister: Oprah.

"I want Oprah to play my best friend," Fey said. "I want to spend time with Oprah Winfrey, and I don't know what I need to do to make it happen."

30 Rock returns April 10 with new episodes following the writers' strike. Getting back to work wasn't easy, Tina Fey admitted.

"The strike was a bit like the maternity leave that I didn't have, except for my duties on the union line," said Fey, who has a daughter Alice, 2. "Now my daughter is old enough to say, ‘You don't go to work, you stay inside.' That breaks my heart."

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All reality TV show contestants entertain us in their own ways, but we may truly have something special and unique in Shayne Lamas from The Bachelor.

She's Lorenzo Lamas' daughter, for one, but it goes beyond that. There is a longing, a desperation to be famous lingering deep within Shayne Lamas that defies even the lofty expectations set forth by appearing on The Bachelor at all.

She made her mark early on this season, emerging as one of the more insane assertive girls during the cocktail party premiere of The Bachelor.

That was just her getting warmed up.

During Monday night's episode, Shayne went all-in at a competition in Las Vegas in which the girl who won the most money got a date with Matt Grant.

She lost all her money instantly. Then cried about it.

Shayne Lamas complained, fighting back tears all the way, about how she's having such a hard time sharing Matt Grant with all the other girls.

She even pulled Matt aside and whined about how awful it is - it's just breaking her heart, people - for her to share a man. *whimper*

A man she's talked to for about 14 minutes in life. On a reality show.

She decided she's going to stay on the show, because she "might have feelings" for Matt Grant. She definitely has them for fame.

We salute you, Shayne Lamas. Keep up the good work
.

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Aside from the performance of David Cook, one of the biggest revelations of last night's episode of American Idol may not have taken place on stage.

Sitting right next to David Archuleta's father in the American Idol audience was ... wait for it ... his girlfriend! Yes, the 17-year-old is off the market!

David Archuleta Girlfriend!

After David Archuleta performed on American Idol Tuesday, he received generally positive comments from the judges while his dad and girlfriend looked on.

While millions of teenage girls may have had their hearts broken by this news, one woman is happy about it: Carly Smithson. She was by far the most hated person on American Idol this season before this news. Now she's got competition!

Then again, David Archuleta is still oh-so-young, and we've all seen in the past what the fame of American Idol does to pre-existing relationships
.

Our favorite, Carrie Underwood, broke up with her boyfriend after she won, while Anthony Fedorov broke up with a girlfriend publicly on the Internet after the show, Haley Scarnato called off her engagement, Bucky Covington got a divorce, etc.

Keep hope alive, David Archuleta lovers!

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Ah, Tameka Foster.

One of the celebrity gossip world's most hated can always be counted on to stoke the passions of the haters just when things start to cool down.

Photo of Tameka Foster

Foster was "domineering" and displayed her trademark "Tameka wrath" during a video shoot for Usher's song, "Love in the Club," the New York Post says.

Tameka was visibly upset when she found out stunning singer / songwriter Keri Hilson was personally picked by Usher to play his love interest in the video.

"It was supposed to be a sexy video shoot," a Post spy said.

"Tameka was there the entire time guarding like a watchdog. It was ridiculous. She knows Keri and knows she's no video ho or Karrine Steffans."

Nicknamed "Superhead," Karrine Steffans wrote the book, "Video Vixen," about her alleged flings with Usher, Bobby Brown and other artists.

"Tameka Foster is very insecure," the source said. "Even in rehearsals she was weird and not happy that Keri is so gorgeous. Tameka threw a lot of attitude. The day of the shoot, Tameka dressed Keri very badly - like an extra. Tameka wouldn't let Keri have her hairdresser there - she had to use the hairdresser who was doing the extras."

Tameka Foster also has taken a serious dislike to Usher's longtime choreographer, Jamaica, and has apparently gone so far as to banish Jamaica from the set.

Then, when Usher and Tameka Foster were spotted at the Beverly Hills Hotel last week, "They barely said one word to each other."

The two have a choppy past to say the least. After they got engaged, Usher fired his mom, Jonetta Patton, as his manager and also axed his publicists. "Tameka was the one and only one to call the shots," spies said.

They were supposed to wed last summer at L.A. Reid's Hamptons estate - but the wedding was called off at the last minute. They wed a week later in Atlanta, and Foster gave birth to their son, Usher Raymond V, in November.

Usher's album, which may be called Regret, was supposed to come out last year but was delayed due to his wedding and baby. It is expected by June.

Usher's manager, Benny Medina, said via e-mail
:

"Keri could not have been happier with Tameka's choices in styling, hair and makeup ... Jamaica was flown out and arrived a day late to do Keri's choreography, and was on-set at all times. The shoot itself went brilliantly."

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The first double elimination night on Dancing with the Stars was last night and that meant two couples were voted off the show. Sad, but inevitable.

The couples sent home surprised few Dancing With the Stars fans:

  1. Penn Jillette and Kym Johnson!
  2. Monica Seles and Jonathan Roberts!

At least Penn can go back to his whole magic act, while Monica Seles is still one of the best tennis players ever. Figure skating seems to translate better to dancing success, however, as Kristi Yamaguchi has proved to us these first two weeks.

Monica Seles and Jonathan Roberts bid farewell last night.

Visit our Dancing With the Stars recap from the other night for a full rundown of all the hot couples' dance moves and scores through the first couple of weeks!

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Tuesday's American Idol featured the top 10 contestants performing songs from the year they were born. You'll be happy to know that not a single contestant â€" they are all far too young â€" sang anything by the Beatles, for a change!

It was a night of strong performances, but one stole the show.

Born in 1982, David Cook finished out the night with a stunning, brave performance of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean." Cook slowed the dance track down, rocked it out and created an entirely new vibe for a very familiar song.

Randy Jackson described it as "original," "bold" and "molten hot." Paula Abdul was "blown away" while Simon Cowell, acknowledging the risk of changing the song so much, remarked on the singer's bravery and called David Cook "amazing."

David Cook might be the new frontrunner on American Idol after this.

Earlier, defying expectations, Kristy Lee Cook finally had a good night!

The cutie chose to perform "God Bless the U.S.A.," by Lee Greenwood from 1984, adding her familiar country twang. The judges liked it and praised Kristy Lee Cook for picking a both a "poignant" and "respectful" song.

Simon Cowell called it the "most clever" song choice he'd heard in years. We are pretty sure he was actually serious, as well.

The judges also seemed to like David Archuleta but only Cowell seemed to recognize his song (He sang "You're the Voice" by John Farnham).

They weren't quite feeling Carly Smithson, although she mastered "Total Eclipse of the Heart," but they loved Michael Johns, who combined two Queen songs, opening with "We Will Rock You" and finishing with "We Are the Champions."

But David Cook definitely owned the night.

Randy called him "the most original, the most bold contestant we've ever had" and suggested he "might be the one to win the whole lot."

Could Jackson be right? You tell us. Who do you think had the best - and the worst - performances from Tuesday's American Idol?

Here's David Cook doing "Billie Jean" from last night ...

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