Despite the popularity of last season's two finalists - seriously, people love David Archuleta and David Cook - American Idol producers knew they had to shake up the show a bit.

Ratings were in decline, complaints about staleness were prominent, Randy Jackson couldn't go two sentences without uttering the word "dawg." What was the show to do?

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Pretty much speaks for itself, doesn't it? Continuing to downplay the recent smacking her dad doled out to her mom, the Heroes star (and our favorite TV cheerleader) enjoyed some rest and relaxation at a pal's b-day party ...

Hayden Panettiere looks hot. Seriously, it's sunny and warm in August.

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Wow.

That's really all we can say about Heidi Montag's new music video for "Overdosin,'" in which The Hills star plays an '80s aerobics instructor (or wannabe soft porn star - it's unclear) as she gyrates in spandex and sweat bands.

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Maddox Jolie-Pitt isn't sad, but the adopted son of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt sure is feeling blue.

The seven-year-old boy sported a blue mohawk while boarding a speedboat with his father and brother Pax in Venice, Italy, earlier today.

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The Hills' Whitney Port was seen hanging out in New York City's Meatpacking district with her new boyfriend, who we believe is named Alex. We're not sure of this at the moment, but either way, they sure are cute, don't you think?

Do you know the man's name? If so, let us know!

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Or, as Lauren Conrad says of Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, in a line not at all fed to her by executive producer Adam DiVello, "I don't know if it follows them as much as they chase it." So profound, LC. So profound.

On the second episode of The Hills' 4th season, Stephanie Pratt invites Lauren Conrad to her birthday party. That sounds well and good, until we learn Spencer and Heidi are gonna roll, too. Great ready for hectic drama!

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