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Britney's back on TV! Again!

While future brother-in-law Casey Aldridge celebrates his birthday today, Britney Spears is hard at work on a new episode of How I Met Your Mother.

Haggard Britney

In an episode set to air May 12, Britney Spears will reprise her role as cute, ditzy receptionist Abby, the show's producers officially announced Monday.

Titled "Everything Must Go," the new How I Met Your Mother episode finds guest star Britney Spears and Neil Patrick Harris' character, Barney, flaunting their "relationship" in front of Josh Radnor's character, Ted.

Desperately seeking a response, Barney pops a surprising question to Abby.

A show source described Spears' return to the show as a "mutual decision to work together more." Her father, Jamie Spears, who is in charge of her legal, medical and financial affairs (while she receives treatment for her bipolar disorder) is also said to support her work in TV. Beats parading around in no pants, for sure!

Britney Spears' initial guest starring turn â€" on a March 24 episode â€" earned critical praise and the show's highest ratings to date.

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The Hollywood Gossip would like to take a moment to wish a happy birthday to its favorite unwed teenage baby-daddy, Casey Aldridge!

Just 25 days ago, his girlfriend/fiancee, Jamie Lynn Spears, had a birthday of her own. For Casey Aldridge, this timing was critical.

Because Jamie Lynn turned 17 on April 4, and Casey turns 19 today, he's not quite two years older than she. That means Casey can't be charged for statutorily raping Jamie Lynn under Louisiana state law.

Talk about a sweet b-day gift!!

Casey Aldridge, who's expecting his first of what will probably be many children with the fertile Jamie Lynn Spears on July 10, turns 19 today. Hooray!

Despite his sudden notoriety, and lack of interest in safe sex, Aldridge does seem focused on the right things now at least. As Jamie Lynn's baby bump continues to grow, her profile has done the reverse - she and Casey have been laying low in small-town Louisiana, shopping at Wal-Mart and stuff. Good man, Case.

Sure, they'll cash in on selling the baby photos to OK! Magazine, but other than that, don't look for these two to flaunt their fame and exploit their kid for money.

Not for at least a couple of months anyway.

When does your favorite celebrity celebrate the day of his or her birth? Take a look at our fun celebrity birthday calendar and find out now!

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The Hills are alive with the sound of cash registers.

Unlike Victoria Beckham's dVb collection - which is now on the sale rack at Loehmann's - Heidi Montag's clothing line Heidiwood has completely sold out at the Robertson Blvd. boutique Kitson.

Mya Fashion Choice

Memo to Posh Spice: Guess it's easier to sell crappy $40 jeans than crappy $250 ones. Drop the price of dVb offerings by, say, $200 and try again! Then maybe you can be in the same league as Heidi Montag!

NOTE: We can't believe we just wrote that, either.

Sadly for those of you seeking to wear Heidi Montag-inspired clothes right this minute, Kitson won't be getting a new shipment of Heidi's line until the summer or fall collection comes out.

:-(

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Get your licks in on Miley Cyrus now, celebrity gossip outlets. According to The New York Post, you won't be hearing much from the singer after her Vanity Fair photo scandal blows over.

"You won't be seeing her for a while," a highranking Disney employee was overheard saying this weekend at a luncheon in LA, according to Page Six. "The company is keeping her away from events and wants her to keep a very low profile for the next four to six months. They're trying to keep her contained."

Miley Cyrus, Vanity Fair

The newspaper added that Billy Ray Cyrus was actually not present for the most questionable shot in the publication's collection, the quasi nude picture of his daughter that has become more controversial than the war in Iraq.

"Miley's parents did leave the shoot and were not present for the final shot, nor did they see any digital images of the shot in question... Her parents are mortified."

As always, we'd love to hear your reaction to this scandal. Do you think it will affect the career of Miley Cyrus?

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While Suri Cruise gets all the press, let's not forget that Tom Cruise has two teenage adopted children, Isabella, 15, and Connor, 13.

Much as we love to rip on Tom, we like that he's always spending time with these two, including over this past weekend, when he took Isabella and Connor to see his soccer star buddy, David Beckham, at the Home Depot Center ...

Tom, Connor and Isabella Cruise cheer on their man.

As we reported last week, young Connor Cruise will soon be making his film debut as a young Will Smith... or at least the young version of Will Smith's character in the upcoming drama Seven Pounds. Sounds like fun!

No word on whether they were the only fans at David Beckham's game. But here are more photos of them - and Becks shirtless - from Saturday night ...

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For a change, the lead story following an evening of Dancing with the Stars was not the impressive routine of Kristi Yamaguchi.

Instead, Chilean soap opera star Cristian de la Fuente stole the show... or at least got injured on the show. He was sent to the hospital after suffering a severe muscle cramp in his arm during a Samba routine.

"It hurts," de la Fuente told cohost Samantha Harris backstage, holding an ice pack to his left forearm. "It hurts the arm and it hurts that I couldn't do it, you know, it's tough."

Cheryl Burke, Cristián de la Fuente

Partner Cheryl Burke could tell there was a problem:

"When we were dancing I fell back into his arms and I heard something crack. I am so worried. He is not a wuss. He tried to finish the dance," she said.

The judges gave the couple straight 7's (for a total of 21 out of a possible 30 points) for their performance, while the general consensus was actually that NFL star Jason Taylor put on the best routine of the evening, Quickstepping his way to a 29.

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Sorry, Mischa Barton, but we weren't aware "tattered to shreds" was the new black.

The former star of The OC and current naked star of Closing the Ring was spotted strolling along the sidewalk in Sydney Australia Saturday, wearing a shirt that looks like a starving dog got a hold of it.

Forget that controversial bra shot of Miley Cyrus, folks. Can we please talk instead about how stupid Barton and her exposed pink undergarment look in this photo?

Is there any doubt this purse weighs twice as much as Mischa Barton?

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For reasons unclear to the common man, some dude was spotted trying to grab a hold of Brooke Hogan recently.

If you have any idea who this individual is, please let us know - and maybe let him know about certain misguided fashion decisions that ought to point him in a different, female direction.

Shopping Spree

The last time we asked readers of The Hollywood Gossip to identify an unknown ogler, they responded in droves with information on Thomas Sturges as Miley Cyrus' boyfriend and/or photograph costar.

Let's see if you can do it again now!

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Last night on The Bachelor, Matt Grant took all three of the remaining women to Barbados. At the end of their dates, Matt would send one home, leaving only two in the running to be his trophy ex-fiancee.

Matt first met up with Shayne Lamas and they took a spin on some jet skis. They also bounced around on a floating trampoline and took a swim in the ocean. Shayne showed off her splits and straddling skills. Really.

At dinner, he invited her to spend the night with him up in the suite. After thinking about it for a split second, Shayne Lamas said yes.

Next, Matt headed out on his date with Amanda - an exciting zip line ride through the jungle. At dinner, Amanda really puts her heart out on the line, so Matt Grant can see how much she cares about him.

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She tells him that she can't picture life without him and Matt Grant hands her the fantasy suite card. She, too, eagerly says yes.

Finally, Matt Grant meets up with Chelsea and the two head out on a boat ride. She keeps her distance from him for some reason.

At dinner, he tells her this is starting to feel more like a friendship. Chelsea quickly tells him that she really does care for him. She accepts the fantasy suite card and shows up wearing nothing but a black nightie.

At the rose ceremony, Matt gave the first rose to Shayne Lamas and, in a bit of a shocker, the second to Chelsea. Fare thee well, Amanda.