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Debbie Rowe, Michael Jackson's ex-wife and mother of his two eldest kids, has left messages in hopes of getting in touch with the late singer's family.

She's been unsuccessful so far, according to reports.

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"We've been trying to reach them at different numbers," says Marc Schaffel, a former Jackson business associate who's close with Debbie Rowe. "We don't know if who we have been leaving messages with have gotten the messages."

Rowe is the legal parent of Prince Michael Jackson I (a.k.a. Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr.), 12, and Paris Jackson, 11, and most sources close to the situation think that she can likely obtain custody of the two children if she chooses.

Jackson's third child, Prince Michael Jackson II (a.k.a. Blanket), 7, was born to Michael via an unnamed surrogate who has never once been identified.

The children's grandmother and Michael's mother, Katherine Jackson, was granted temporary guardianship after filing a petition in L.A. Probate Court.

In the 22-page document, Katherine claims the kids "have no relationship with their biological mother" and "have a long established relationship" with her.

"In all fairness I wouldn't say they are avoiding [Debbie]," Schaffel says, adding that Rowe usually contacts them through Jackson's business office. "Our understanding, though, is that the Jackson family does want contact with Debbie."

Schaffel says there were "several reasons" why Rowe reached out, including wanting "to offer input into a venue where they could have a public memorial."

"Debbie was absolutely devastated by Michael's death," he says.

"They had an incredible bond and friendship even prior to the marriage ... Debbie was a very good friend to Michael during all those years."

While Schaffel won't comment on whether Debbie Rowe has had contact with the kids the past few days, or will seek custody of them herself, "she understands it's a very difficult time for everybody involved, including the children."

"I think everybody involved would say they want to see the children have no more disruption in their life until their father has been put to rest."

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Rick Astley is reportedly dead.

Rick Astley is also reportedly NOT dead.

In what appears to be yet another Internet death hoax this week, a fake AP report said the singer-songwriter, most famous for his one-hit wonder single "Never Gonna Give You Up" in 1987, had been found dead in a Berlin Hotel Room.

According to a CNN iReport that appeared to be based on a legitimate AP wire story, Astley's body was found at the Angleterre Hotel in Berlin:

"[Rick Astley] was found unconscious in his hotel bedroom and was unable to be resuscitated. He was pronounced dead on the scene."

However, the story did not appear on the official AP newswire, and a link on the Digg social networking site took visitors to a YouTube clip of Astley singing "Never Gonna Give You Up" and said, "You've beeen Rickrolled."

While the people reponsible for this probably thought this was pretty funny, it was a borderline move at best during a week in which several prominent figures died - Ed McMahon, Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, and Billy Mays.

Over the past week alone, fake news reports have surfaced saying such stars as Jeff Goldblum, George Clooney, and Natalie Portman had died.

Twitter hacking of Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears' accounts also suggested the premature demise of these talented youngsters. Will it ever end?

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After nine long months and a possible extortion plot, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick are safe at home with the two new additions to their family.

Sarah Jessica Parker cradles daughter Marion Loretta Elwell Broderick as husband Matthew Broderick held Tabitha Hodge Broderick in New York City Monday.

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The proud parents and the twins, born via surrogate at East Ohio Regional Hospital, were joined by the couple’s adorable son James Wilkie Broderick, 6 1/2.

The birth of the twins took place a week ago, and both Hodge and Elwell are family names on Sarah Jessica’s side. Here's the whole family together:

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Life is good for Ashley Tisdale.

The former High School Musical star has a new boyfriend (Scott Speer), a new movie coming out (Aliens in the Attic) and a new album on the way (Guilty Pleasure will be released on July 31).

But Tisdale isn't just sitting back and anticipating success. She's making it happen!

The young, beautiful singer helped to hype her upcoming CD with a performence at The Grove in Los Angeles over the weekend. Below are photos from the event:

At The Grove
  • Tisdale Concert
  • Ashley on the Mic
  • A Guilty Pleasure
  • Hot and Very Hairy
  • Hair Down, Rocked Out

Click on the pics above to enlarge shots of Ashley Tisdale in concert.

[Photos: Fame Pictures]

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After whining about tabloid coverage of their lives to tabloids, Kate and Jon Gosselin, whose unraveling marriage has dominated headlines lately, have released a joint statement to tabloids saying they no longer wish to speak to tabloids.

The phrase too little, too late comes to mind.

Kate Gosselin, Kentucky Derby Style

In their first joint statement since announcing their divorce to the surprise of no one last week, Jon and Kate Gosselin say they are done with celebrity news:

“During this very difficult time we will be working to focus solely on the needs of our family. This includes no longer commenting publicly or reacting to media stories and speculation. Our goal is to do the very best for our children."

The statement continues: "That will be done as privately as possible. We appreciate the understanding, support and well wishes from so many. Thank you.”

Wow guys, doing something with the kids in mind? A novel concept! One would think this thought process would occur before whoring them out on a reality show, then banging the random teacher and/or bodyguard, but good for you!

Tonight’s episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8 will be a retrospective attempt to gloss over the ugliness of multiple affairs and keep viewers focused on the cute kids look at the Gosselins, who were married for 10 years until last Monday.

Some "new footage" is promised as well. What do you think that could be? Here's hoping for the long-awaited network debut of Deanna Hummel's sex tape.

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That's the latest word on this rumored romance.

And it comes to us from The Hangover star himself.

Although they had a romantic dinner at Il Cantorini in New York City earlier this month, Bradley Cooper insists he and Jennifer Aniston are, yes, “just friends.”

“She’s a friend of mine,” Bradley said.

“Simply, simply, just a friend. She’s someone who is super, super known. If someone says hello to her, it’s given that he’s fallen in love with her. So, no. No."

"She’s a very, interesting woman, but she’s simply a friend,” he said, according to E!

Well, that officially clears up the rumor-filled relationship status of Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Aniston in no uncertain terms ... or does it!?

We appreciate the attempt to stay under the radar, especially in the early stages of the relationship if they are dating, but we're not buying it!

Thoughts? Are they dating and trying to play it cool, or are they really just friends? And do Bradley and Jen make a good couple?

 

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Michael Jackson's lawyer has a copy of the late singer's will and he intends to file it with the court, according to a report this afternoon on TMZ.

The Jackson family doesn't have a copy of the will, which is currently in possession of attorney John Branca. It's unclear how many wills Michael Jackson made out and when, but Branca believes he's looking at the most current.

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Branca says he has a signed will by Michael Jackson that he intends to file within 30 days. It is unclear at this time what Jackson's will might say.

John Branca has a long history with Jackson, having brokered the singer's famous deal for Jackson to purchase The Beatles' publishing catalogue in 1985.

Branca and Jackson stopped working together in 2006, but interestingly, he was re-hired just weeks ago. Michael died Thursday of cardiac arrest.

So far, the confirmed autopsy results are unclear as to the cause. The leaked autopsy results from earlier today are apparently completely fabricated.

Meanwhile, initial papers have been filed with the court to probate Michael Jackson's estate, and it seems Jackson's mom and dad don't know Michael had a will.

The petition was filed by Michael's parents, Joe and Katherine Jackson, who also filed a petition to obtain guardianship of Michael's children in court today.

But the odd thing regarding the will is that the Jacksons filed the papers saying the music icon died "intestate" - or in layman's terms, without a will.

The petition asks that Katherine Jackson be named as administrator of the will, meaning she wants to call the shots (and receive a commission, most likely).

The papers say Debbie Rowe, the mother of Michael's two older children, Michael Jr. (Prince I) and Paris, will be served with notice of a hearing.

More details as the story develops.

Meanwhile, two photos believed to be from Jackson's final tour rehearsal at L.A.'s Staples Center (Tuesday, June 23) have surfaced. Click to enlarge:

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Britney Spears is dating her agent, Jason Trawick.

With fans of the singer almost universally lauding her new relationship with this slightly older, solid individual, questions of whether he is "the one" have already popped up. Of course, this is not the first time a man has been in this position.

Far from it.

Below, The Hollywood Gossip reflects on the men in Britney's life. As was the case with our recent Paris Hilton boyfriend retrospective, the list is not short.

1996: Reg Jones. Britney's first boyfriend is alleged to have nabbed her virginity when she was just 14. This explains so much regarding l'il Jamie Lynn.

1999-2002: Justin Timberlake. For a time Britney and Justin were the first couple of crappy, mass-produced pop music. Then she cheated on him with Wade Robson and went downhill, while he became a true music star in his solo career.

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2002: Fred Durst. The Limp Bizkit frontman got it on with Spears after her breakup with JT, forever damaging any credibility he once had as a rock musician, but probably gathering some amazing material to brag about to friends at bars.

Best. Kiss. Ever.

2003: Madonna. Okay, sorry, there was no actual relationship between Madonna and Britney Spears. But c'mon, one of the best Britney Spears pics and hottest moments in girl-on-girl action history has to count for something. Right? Right.

Britney Spears, Jason Alexander: Party Time

2004: Jason Alexander. Sure, they were only married for 55 hours until she had that $h!t annulled. But think about it, he must have gotten lucky at least once. They got wasted and married in Vegas! Who actually does that?

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Thanks to a $201 million haul for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Megan Fox and Shia LaBeouf were on top of the box office this weekend.

But were the co-stars also on top of one another?!?

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According to The New York Daily News, the actors sat next to each other during a dinner with 10 friends, including director Oliver Stone, at Nobu on Thursday. But that wasn't all!

“They definitely seemed into each other,” said a witness, who added that LaBeouf followed Fox out the door around 10 p.m.

Meanwhile, another spy said the pair partied together in West Hollywood earlier in the week and “Shia couldn’t keep his eyes off of Megan: He literally watched her like a hawk all night.”

We've literally done the same thing to our gallery of Megan Fox pictures. Every day. All day.