by Free Britney at . Comments

Please note that the political celebrity gossip story below is based on circumstantial, albeit fairly compelling, evidence. There is no proof, although that's how it was with Rielle Hunter, and we all know how that turned out.

Just saying. The Daily Kos, a leftist political blog, is reporting that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican nominee for Vice President, is not the mother of her fifth child, four-month-old Trig Palin. Rather, her 16-year-old daughter Bristol is.

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The "evidence" for this - you can read the full, and far more comprehensive account here - includes the following:

  • On March 6, the governor announced she was seven months pregnant, to the surprise of everyone.
  • Sarah Palin's water broke a month before Trig was due, but she kept a speaking date in Texas, then flew eight hours, direct, home to Alaska.
  • Upon going into labor, instead of heading to an Anchorage medical facility that could best accommodate a premature birth, she drove 45 minutes to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, outside Wasilla, where she was mayor.
  • On April 18, 2008, Trig Palin, who has Down's Syndrome, was born a month premature. Sarah Palin returned to work after just three days.
  • Bristol Palin was taken out of Anchorage High School due to "mononucleosis." She was absent from school for 5-8 months (accounts vary).

Some believe 16-year-old Bristol Palin (right), not Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, was the one pregnant, and starting to show, in this family photo from early 2008.

It's an interesting conspiracy theory, but the thing we don't get is why a major public figure would risk the humiliation of being exposed as a liar when the thing she's trying to cover up isn't that unusual or scandalous.

At least with John Edwards, he knew his career was over the second his affair with Rielle Hunter was exposed, so he might as well roll the dice and lie about it.

But with approval ratings above 80 percent, would Bristol becoming pregnant at 16 really damage Sarah Palin's image that much? Look at Jamie Lynn Spears!

Would it jeopardize Sarah's chances to become Vice President? Maybe. But wouldn't fallout be 10 times worse after having lied repeatedly? The desire to protect her daughter from scrutiny couldn't be worth it, could it?

Either way, the mother of Trig stuck to her guns and did not have an abortion, which regardless of how you feel about that issue, proves Sarah Palin is true to her stated conservative beliefs. We're curious to hear what you think.

UPDATE: Follow the jump for a photo of what appears to be a pregnant Sarah Palin earlier this year. Does this put these rumors to rest?

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by Free Britney at . Comments

Entertaining as it is day in and day out, Amy Winehouse gossip is somewhat predictable and tends to follow some or all of the following themes:

  1. Checking in or out of rehab
  2. Bailing on a concert inexplicably
  3. Being photographed taking hard drugs
  4. Calling for the release of Blake Fielder-Civil

Today we're covering a news story from group #2. The beleaguered singer is facing legal action after she pulled out of a concert in Paris just two hours before she was due to perform - she was the headlining act, no less.

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She was "taken ill" in London and was unable to travel to France. So to speak.

Organizers will start legal proceedings against her because of her cancellation.

A statement said: "We were told by Winehouse's agent at 8 pm that she would not be there, and we were forced to cancel the performance. We have still not been given any explanation of the exact reasons for her absence."

That's about it for this post. Assuming "taken ill" is code for "OD'd on heroin again," we still like her in our Celebrity Death Pool.

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Michael Phelps is not dating Stephanie Rice.

And rumors linking him to American Idol champion Carrie Underwood appear to be fleeting.

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The latest possibility for Phelps' girlfriend, thereforei, is Nicole Johnson, a former Miss California USA runner up. While she told People Magazine, that she and the Olympic icon are just friends, Phelps said:

"I never said I have a girlfriend, and I never said I don't have a girlfriend. My public and private life are separate. I keep my private life to myself."

Mickey Mouse is one of the only celebrities not to have been linked romantically to Michael Phelps.

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