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From The Hills to the New York Times bestseller list?

Maybe that's pushing it, but the MTV reality star's name is officially gracing the cover of her first novel, L.A. Candy, which hits stores June 16.

Lauren Conrad Hairstyle

Conrad's publishing debut is a fictional story about a 19-year-old girl named Jane Roberts who has not-so-subtle similarities to the author.

"Roberts can't wait to start living it up," the official book synopsis says. "She may be in L.A. for an internship, but Jane plans to play as hard as she works and has enlisted her BFF Scarlett to join in the fun."

Wonder when Scarlett stabs Jane in the back repeatedly, gets a loser boyfriend and has kinds of plastic surgery. Yes, Heidi Montag, we went there.

Conrad's novel is said to be the first in a three-book series about the protagonist, so there's room for all kinds of creative liberties in the new volumes.

In the novel, the two are approached by a producer who wants them to be on a reality version of Sex and the City. It's like art imitating life imitating art!

The book is about "what it's like to come of age in Hollywood while starring in a reality TV show, written by a girl, Lauren Conrad, who has experienced it all firsthand," the synopsis of L.A. Candy says, and it's hard to dispute that.

We just hope that whomever LC got to ghostwrite this work of fiction took the time to say "like" and "seriously" every other word.

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Hugh Jackman is more than just an Academy Awards host and the Sexiest Man Alive.

He's also the actor that successfully brought Wolverine to the big screen in the wildly-popular X-Men franchise.

This May, the hunky Australian takes center stage as this iconic character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. We can't wait.

Here are a series of promotional shots of Jackman in the role. Dude's fingernails are longer than the line of men waiting for a newly-single Megan Fox...

Click on the pics above for larger images of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.

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When Britney Spears takes the stage at the New Orleans Arena on Tuesday, March 3 - the opening night of her Circus tour - the stakes will never be higher.

Singles such as the title track, "Womanizer" and "If U Seek Amy" are burning up the radio, but if Spears can't hack it live, she'll never be truly back on top.

After two years of personal drama, this concert tour will either make or break the professional comeback Larry Rudolph has been orchestrating since last fall.

According to sources, Britney Spears, 27, who left Friday for Louisiana, has been hard at work preparing for the show, which will feature her signature sexy dance moves, a stage filled with three circus rings, and magic tricks.

"She's pretty determined," a friend told celeb news mag People. "She missed singing and performing and the freedom of that. It gives her an escape and it's what she loves to do, so she's definitely thankful to be doing that again."

Britney Spears Then and Now

Although the star seemed to be back to her old form when she sang "Womanizer" on Good Morning America in December, the concert will be her biggest since her epic meltdown at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards (above, right).

As for Spears' last tour, waaaaaaay back in 2004, that was canceled after the singer injured her knee during a video shoot. She spent her newfound free time with then-boyfriend Kevin Federline; they were engaged that summer.

Bottom line? Girl is way past her musical prime (see above, left). Can she recapture the live magic? And will fans still turn out in droves to support her?

So far, the buzz for the upcoming 31-city outing is strong. Tickets have sold well, with some shows already sold out even in these tough economic times.

Of course, some interest may stem from the sideshow that is her personal life.

Wednesday, her father and conservator, Jamie Spears, was granted an extension on a restraining order against his daughter's ex-manager Sam Lutfi.

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Allison Iraheta, Adam Lambert and Kris Allen are officially household names.

This trio of aspiring singers were named to the finals on season eight of American Idol last week. Let's get to know each crooner a bit better.

Here are excerpts of the interviews they gave to TV Guide, following the announcement that each had been voted through to the final 12:

Allison Iraheta on...

... her hair color: "I wish [I was a natural redhead] — that'd be great, because then I wouldn't have to be worrying about dying the roots every five weeks. But no, my natural hair color is black."

... Simon Cowell's critique of her: "He doesn't know me. He says I'm boring, but honestly I'm not. I'll just chill a little bit more because the nerves got to me a little [this week]."

Idol Finalists

Adam Lambert on...

... his fashion taste: "Of course I upped the fashion [for this week], put on something a little dressier, a little funkier. Up to this point, it's been my own [fashion] eye."

... Simon Cowell's critique of him: "I take [Simon's] 'theatrical' comment as a compliment as opposed to a derogatory statement. A lot of the big [pop] artists are going the theatrical route. It's time for something like that."

Kris Allen on...

... a theme he'd love: "Doing The Beatles would be so amazing. I feel like you can do a lot with their songs. That would be the coolest thing ever."

... singing a Michael Jackson song last week: "I decided on ["Man in the Mirror"] a while back, so it was a little scary. But I was really confident in what I was dong. I was just happy I didn't get any compared to him."

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Molly Malaney may not have made headlines at the onset of The Bachelor season (well, except on this site), but she caught Jason Mesnick's eye from day one.

The Michigan native has the whole package: She's athletic, pretty, funny, laid back, and surprisingly un-crazy for a girl who would try out for The Bachelor.

No wonder she and Jason have such a connection.

She's made it to the finals of this 13th season of the show, and while she may be the underdog to Melissa Rycroft going into the finale, don't count her out.

Especially not if these Bachelor spoilers are to be believed.

Rumors of a "shocking" ending and an "intimate" special afterwards have the show's fans abuzz. Whatever happens, we'll be brimming with anticipation Monday.

In honor of the season finale, here's a tribute to Molly Malaney.

Click to enlarge some great pictures we put together of her with Jason, then vote for your favorite remaining bachelorette in the poll below:

  • Jason Mesnick, Molly Malaney Photo
  • Jason Mesnick, Molly Malaney
  • Jason and Molly in the Tub
  • Jason and Molly Get Hot and Heavy
  • A Molly Malaney Moment
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Molly at the Rose Ceremony
  • Molly Looking Surprised
  • Molly Watches

Who do you want to win The Bachelor?

 

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From the moment The Bachelor star Jason Mesnick first laid eyes on Melissa Rycroft, he was smitten with the gorgeous former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader.

The more we got to know this eligible bachelorette - seeing her open up and show her emotional, vulnerable side - the more she endeared herself to fans.

It's no surprise Jason is flat-out giddy whenever she's around...

Melissa Rycroft and Jason Mesnick

She's made it to the final two on this epic season of the reality show, and by every indication, Melissa Rycroft has a good chance of winning the final rose.

Whether she ends up with Jason after that is another story.

The Bachelor spoilers predicting a shocking ending will either be very right or very wrong. But the dust will settle Monday, and we'll be there watching.

In honor of the season finale, here's a (gorgeous) photo tribute to Melissa.

Click to enlarge the pictures, including some hot and heavy shots with Jason, then vote for your favorite would-be Mrs. Mesnick in the poll below:

  • Melissa Rycroft Smiles
  • On Her Tip-Toes
  • Awaiting the Final Rose?
  • Eating Oysters
  • Hot Bachelor Make Out Scene!
  • Moving in on Melissa
  • Shhhhh!
  • Jason Mesnick Hugs Melissa Rycroft
  • Jason Mesnick Meets Melissa Rycroft
  • Jason Mesnick, Melissa Rycroft Kiss
  • Jason Mesnick, The Bachelor Girls
  • Melissa Rycroft Picture
  • Melissa Rycroft, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader
  • Rycroft, Melissa
  • Melissa Rycroft Photo
  • Melissa Rycroft Bikini Photo

Who do you want to win The Bachelor?

 

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A source close to Chris Brown and Rihanna says to forget the speculation that these two might be back together.

There's nothing speculative about this reconciliation.

"They are definitely together and care a great deal about each other," an insider told People Magazine. "They feel like staying in and working through their issues. So far they have not wanted to go out."

That may be true for Rihanna. But Brown was spotted jet skiing around Diddy's Star Island home this week, seemingly without a care in the world:

Chris Brown powered through waves like they were Rihanna's tiny, ineffectual fists...

... and then showed the camera just how strong he was. (What a moron.)