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Quite a week for the stars of the most recent season of The Bachelor:

  • Melissa Rycroft got engaged to Tye Strickland.
  • Jillian Harris narrowed her collection of suitors to four, while some intriguing Bachelorette spoilers are surfacing as the season winds down.
  • Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney, who ended up together after a finale in which he first chose Rycroft, will be on Good Morning America.

Interestingly, Melissa Rycroft recently signed on as a special contributor for Good Morning America. No word on whether she'll also be on the show Thursday.

Jason and Molly Wedding

For Jason and Molly, who are still together and happy as ever, it's been a (thankfully) low-key last couple of months since the season finale of The Bachelor.

If you recall, Jason got engaged to Melissa, then broke up with her, and began dating Molly. This unfolded on The Bachelor's "After the Final Rose" special.

Fans were enraged at this, even though the breakup of Jason Mesnick and Melissa Rycroft took place before the special, but he and Molly stayed strong.

Content to fly under the radar this spring after a high-profile courtship on The Bachelor, Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney have spent time in both Seattle and Milwaukee, where they respectively live, and took a nice Turks and Caicos vacation.

Could an engagement be in the works soon?

Maybe they'll have some big news to reveal tomorrow. Either way, it will be great to hear what these two have been up to. We think they're a great couple.

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Mark Sanford has taken the political baton of infidelity from John Edwards and run with it well. But the latter isn't about to give up without a fight!

According to reports, former Edwards aide Andrew Young says the ex-presidential candidate once made a sex tape with his mistress, Rielle Hunter.

St. Martin’s Press just inked a deal with Young, who also says in his book proposal that, contrary to his public statement last year, he is not the father of Rielle’s adorable baby daughter, Frances Quinn. Rather, John Edwards is.

John Edwards has denied this.

Young says that his belief in Edwards ran so deep that he agreed to be the fall guy for the Democratic candidate, even going so far as to invite the pregnant Rielle Hunter to live with him, his wife, Cheri, and their three kids.

After Hunter delivered the baby, Young and his family moved to a different home in California. While he was unpacking, Young discovered an odd videotape - one that involved Edwards taking positions that weren’t on his official platform.

The purported Rielle Hunter sex tape confirms that Edwards was even shadier than thought. Then again, it's hard to beat hiding in the can from the Enquirer.

Andrew Young, right, and John Edwards on the campaign trail.

Sex tape or no sex tape, Rielle Hunter confided to Andrew Young that she and Edwards talked about getting married should his cancer-stricken wife Elizabeth die.

Elizabeth Edwards is said to hold Young partly to blame for her husband’s affair, since Young knew about it and used his cell phone to conference John and Rielle.

Young says that, in revenge, Elizabeth arranged for the media to learn about a youthful misdemeanor in which Young was busted for stealing a sign from a bar.

Elizabeth Edwards also suspects Young stole the baseball card collection of her late son, Wade, according to a source who says that she told Young in an e-mail that some other former staff members “have passed lie detector tests.”

Young also contends that Edwards and 2004 running mate John Kerry clashed often, and that before he owned up to his affair with Hunter, Barack Obama promised he’d make him attorney general if he didn’t pick him as his 2008 V.P.

Rielle Hunter, Frances Quinn Hunter

Rielle Hunter and baby Frances Quinn, whose father may be John Edwards.

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A lawyer for Debbie Rowe is denying reports that she is not the biological mother of Michael Jackson's two older children, Michael Jr., 12, and Paris, 11.

"We refuse to be drawn into addressing the various rumors and speculation swirling in the media," said Debbie Rowe's attorney Marta Almli.

"The vast majority of what is out there is untrue. Particularly hurtful and insidious is the most recent rumor which is entirely false concerning the maternity of the children. Ms. Rowe is the biological mother of the two oldest children."

The new issue of Us Weekly reveals that the children's biological father is Arnold Klein, Jackson's L.A.-based dermatologist and Rowe's former boss.

A different report on TMZ also stated that Jackson was not the father of the two kids, but added that Debbie Rowe was not the biological mother.

Jackson's youngest son, Prince Michael II (a.k.a. Blanket), 7, was born to an unnamed surrogate. That woman's name has never been revealed.

Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe were briefly married in the late '90s. Many questions about their union - including if the marriage was ever consummated - linger.

As for where the children end up from here, that's also anyone's guess.

On Monday - four days after Michael Jackson's June 25 death - his mother, Katherine Jackson, was awarded temporary legal guardianship of all three children, even though Rowe is still the legal parent of Michael Jr. and Paris.

Katherine Jackson's 22-page petition claims the kids "have no relationship with their biological mother." A hearing on the petition is scheduled for August 3.

The birth certificates for both children list Jackson as the father and Rowe as the mother. This likely means little from a biological standpoint, for any adopted child or child born via surrogate would still list the adoptive parents' names.

The place of birth for Michael Jr. is Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. The place of birth for Paris is listed as Spaulding Pain Medical Center in Beverly Hills.

Interestingly, Michael Jackson Jr. is often referred to as Prince Michael I (and Blanket as Prince Michael II) though this is not his name. Also, Paris' name is technically Paris-Michael, and Rowe signed Paris' certificate as Debbie Rowe-Jackson.

Click to enlarge the birth certificates below ...

  • Michael Jackson Jr. Birth Certificate
  • Paris Jackson Birth Certificate

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Another day, another series of Robert Pattinson pictures from the set of his new movie, Remember Me.

We're gonna go out on a limb and assume our female readers don't mind!

As Pattinson and Emile de Ravin continue to shoot the movie in New York City, rumors of a romance between the co-stars simply won't go away. A source recently said:

"[They act] like they’re dating, even when they aren’t shooting scenes.”

Let's hope Kristen Stewart hasn't been reading any of these gossip reports.

Hands on Hips

Meanwhile, in professional news concerning Pattinson, a release date has been set for Eclipse, the third movie in the Twilight franchise. It will hit theaters on June 30, 2010.

This may seem like a silly question, but will you go see it?

As you plan ahead for the summer of 2010 already, check out more shots of Robert on set. Click on each to enlarge...

  • Beauty in Beige
  • Hands on Hips
  • Receiving Direction
  • Pretty Co-Stars
  • Rehearsing a Scene

[Photos: Fame Pictures]

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Governor Mark Sanford of South Carolina disclosed that he had casual encounters with other women before starting a relationship last year with an Argentinian woman, Maria Belen Chapur, whose affair with him become public last week.

But Sanford, in an interview with the AP Tuesday, said that he only had "some physical contact" with the other women, and had sex only with Maria Belen Chapur.

“This was a whole lot more than a simple affair, this was a love story,” Sanford said. “A forbidden one, a tragic one, but a love story at the end of the day.”

He did not offer details about his relationships with other women.

In the interview, the disgraced governor admitted he and Chapur first met in 2001 and that he had traveled to New York twice last year for romantic getaways.

He said that after his wife, Jenny Sanford, discovered the affair, he made another trip to New York earlier this year, with her permission, to end the relationship. Sanford said he was accompanied on that trip by a spiritual adviser.

But last month he flew to Argentina to see Maria Belen Chapur again, a trip that led to the public revelations of the affair and one teary news conference.

The series of disclosures - including the fact that Jenny Sanford forbade him from going on the recent rip - have him holding onto his office by a thread.

“The governor, you know, should know better,” said Michael Steele, chairman of the Republican Party, to Fox News. “That’s not what leadership is about.”

Steele stopped short of calling for Mr. Sanford’s resignation.

The affair is perhaps most notable for the series of Mark Sanford emails written to Chapur that were obtained by The State newspaper in South Carolina.

These reveal beyond any doubt that this was more than a one-time flig - and that for a political hardass, Mark Sanford can be one cheesy S.O.B.!

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Another day, another photo spread of the unrivaled weirdness that is Lady Gaga. But she's showing a lot more than her "p-p-p-p-p-oker face" in this sexy Maxim photo shoot. This is looking more like an o-face ... or darn close:

Lady Gaga Maxim Photo

Lady G's random boyfriend Speedy is one lucky fella.

Okay, so it's no Lady Gaga nude like in Rolling Stone. But on the flip side, it's no Lady Gaga wearing a giant button on her head. So take what you can get.

Whether you love her music, hate it, or have never heard of Lady Gaga, just sit back, relax and bask in the glory that is this truly unique dance-pop diva.

Click to enlarge more Lady Gaga photos below ...

  • Lady Gaga Sort of Topless
  • Lady Gaga Maxim Pic

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Jon & Kate Plus Alimony. Jon & Kate Plus Deanna Hummel. Jon Minus 9. Jon Plus 8 Minus K8. Jon & Kate Separ8. Jon & Kate Plus Court D8 ...

Whatever you want to call the next phase of the popular TLC reality show in the wake of Jon and Kate Gosselin packing it in after 10 years of marriage, it's the remaining, adorable eight whom some experts worry about most.

"I'm sad to think their custody might be part of what we're observing on day-to-day basis," says Mary Cushing Doherty, a family law attorney in Norristown, Pa.

The question for a Pennsylvania court could be whether it's in the best interest of the children to have their lives broadcast as children of divorce - is that just too much emotional baggage for any minor to carry period, let alone on TV?

This means a court could order that the kids no longer can be on on TLC's Jon & Kate Plus 8, which returns from its hiatus with new episodes August 3.

The network suspended filming on its top-rated program Tuesday to gloss over the fact that Jon and Kate split up allow the Gosselin family to "regroup."

Even if Jon and Kate Gosselin reach a private custody agreement, there's still a chance "the law will reach in and say, 'I think these kids need a child advocate because people have not been looking out for their interests,'" Doherty says.

TLC has said it "continues to support the family and will work with them to determine the best way to tell their story as they navigate through a difficult time."

Another thorny issue could involve splitting the estate, which isn't just about who gets the $1.3 million house Kate and Jon Gosselin live in with their brood.

Any assets acquired between the marriage and separation are Jon and Kate's together, so it's not as if one party earned them. Also, the question remains as to the content of their contract with TLC. What if ratings dwindle and they are canceled?

Yet another interesting issue is who's more likely to be the celebrity moving forward. Is she more likely going to have a steady stream of income, or is he?

Atypically for divorce proceedings, Kate did not request child support or alimony. The interesting thing is going to be whether Jon asks for financial help.

Should Jon & Kate Plus 8 even come back?

 

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God, Lindsay Lohan is pathetically in need of attention.

The out-of-work actress exploited Michael Jackson's death this week in an attempt to make headlines and seem like she was one of the millions of people affected by the passing of the King of Pop.

Lohan Tweeted a poolside picture of herself posing like Jackson. But she isn't self-involved, of course, because "M.J. was playing when this was taken, I'm not that much of narcissist," as she told her Twitter follwers.

In related news, if you follow Lindsay Lohan on Twitter, you really need to get a life.

Lindsay Lohan, who was barely alive when Michael Jackson had his last hit, poses like the King of Pop. Is nothing sacred anymore?!?

Meanwhile, Lindsay also gave an interview to Britain’s OK! Magazine prior to her 23rd birthday last week.

In the conversation, Lohan - forgive us as we stifle fits of laughter - focused on her dedication to, and obsession with, work.

“It’s not that hard to be me, but I do work harder than most of my friends’ parents. I’m a workaholic," she said. "I don’t know what to do when I’m not working. I get creatively frustrated. I am the hardest-working person I know."

Note to Lindsay: working some random dude's pole every Saturday night does not qualify you as a workaholic.

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Britney Spears' music video for “Radar” has been released. It’s the fourth single from her latest album, Circus, and needless to say, she looks smokin'.

The video was shot May 27-28 at the Bacara Resort & Spa just north of Santa Barbara, Calif. "Radar" was directed by Dave Meyers, who previously collaborated with Britney Spears on her music videos “Lucky,” “Boys,” and “Outrageous.”

Check out the video below, featuring Britney attending and enjoying what appears to be a polo match, but having thoughts about very different things ...

This video may be taken down by the time you read this, knowing how record labels are about this stuff. If that's the case, we'll sum it up for you here:

  1. Britney is horny.
  2. She's out of control.
  3. She is also a bit lethargic.
  4. It feels like a bad, but hot acid trip.

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We owe every Tameka Foster hater an apology.

From the outset of her relationship with Usher, his fans have been bashing Foster and her intentions with the R&B singer. Looks like they were right.

Photo of Tameka Foster

A few weeks after it was announced that the couple had been living apart for almost a year, Foster is going on record with her supposed ignorance over the state of her marriage.

In a court filing this week, Tameka claims she and her soon-to-be ex-husband have not been separated since July 2008 and were actually "intimately together" less than a week before he began divorce proceedings.

Come on, Tameka. TMI!


She had "every reason to believe her marriage was intact," Foster's lawyer states in documents filed Monday in Atlanta.

However, because it clearly was not, the mother of two sons with Usher now aims for her estranged husband to take care of all legal fees pertaining to the divorce and to continue to support his family financially.

Let's hope Grace Miguel, Usher's rumored new squeeze, is a bit more of an understanding woman. Can't a brother just sing, dance, sport the best abs in Hollywood and be left alone when he wants to be?