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After forming a lasting, near-tragic bond over their improbably survival of a plane crash that claimed the lives of four people last September, Blink 182's Travis Barker can't believe his close friend DJ AM is gone just one year later.

While he is normally known for his bitter online rants about his former wife Shanna Moakler, Barker's most recent Tweets were heartfelt and sad ...

"Don't know how i am gonna play 2night but i am for AM. My brother is gone.i love u and miss u, i'll never forget all the good times we had."

"I'll never forget everything we've been thru and every time i play the drums i'll think of you," Barker's Twitter tribute continued. "U were an amazing friend/DJ/human being. Rest In Peace my brother, this really f--ks me up."

Travis Barker and DJ AM prior to the South Carolina plane crash that they both narrowly survived almost a year ago - and which bonded the pair ever since.

The famed drummer has reunited with his longtime band Blink 182 and is on tour with the group, which took the stage in Hartford, Conn., last night.

Blink 182 paid tribute to DJ AM during an encore at their Saturday concert, Rolling Stone reports. When Barker would normally perform a drum solo, the band held an onstage vigil while all of the lights in the arena were turned off.

AM, real name Adam Goldstein, 36, was found dead Friday afternoon. The cause of his death is not yet known, but some say his recent breakup with Hayley Wood may have caused the addict-turned-straight-arrow DJ to relapse.

Here's a video of Blink 182's DJ AM tribute in concert ...

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Nick Lachey is NOT getting back together with Jessica Simpson.

As for Vanessa Minnillo, however, the singer has no comment about a possible reconciliation... because his tongue is too busy being tied around hers!

The couple - which broke off their three-year relationship in June - appeared quite frlendly at Dime bar in Los Angeles on Friday night, as witnesses told Radar Online:

"They were making out in one of the booths and seemed totally into one another. They were having a great time and definitely appear to be back on. They didn't care who saw them."

Nick and Nessa

Nick and Vanessa reportedlty started going at it just 20 minutes after arriving at the club with friends. She was even spotted on his lap at one point.

Of course, the former couple has a long way to go until they reach the levels of PDA depicted in their July 2007 sex photos. Those are awesome!

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"I'm the victim." - Joe Francis

Yes, the put-upon Girls Gone Wild founder is trying to paint himself as a sympathetic figure in the aftermath of the epic nightclub melee the other night that resulted in words - and blows - being exchanged with Brody Jenner.

"Brody hit me in the face," Francis says of the incident, which took place outside the Hollywood nightclub Guys and Dolls and ended with Jenner being tasered.

Jenner says Francis kicked and punched Jayde Nicole, his Playmate girlfriend. This happened, according to witnesses, after she threw a drink in Francis' face.

She did this because in her opinion, Joe was paying too much attention to his ex (and her BFF), model Abbey Wilson. But Francis says he didn't hit anyone.

He "may have accidentally grabbed [Nicole's] hair" as he was turning around after having a drink poured on him, Francis told E! News, but that was the only contact he had with anyone. He says that surveillance footage will back him up.

"Someone shoved me from behind, then hurled a drink at me, glass and all," poor Joe Francis said after the fact. "I turned to see who that was, and the next thing I knew, I was on the ground, with Brody Jenner ripping at my shirt."

"The security guards told me that they saw the whole thing, and apologized to me for the trouble. They even offered me a new Guys and Dolls T-shirt."

Security was helping Francis to his car when he says Brody Jenner "cold-cocked" him. At some point during the ensuing rumble, someone took a taser to Jenner.

Francis says he's considering legal action against Jenner for the "false, outrageous, and slanderous" accusation (via Twitter) that Francis pummeled Jayde Nicole.

"I've never hit a girl in my life," Joe says, "and the accusation disgusts me."

But, since he couldn't possibly take the high road without getting in a sleazy dig, Joe says Brody has the "smallest penis in Hollywood" and that only a low caliber person "dates a girl with the word respect tattooed above her vagina."

She really does. Photos of Jayde Nicole naked prove this.

Whose side are you on?

 

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The late Michael Jackson would have been 51 years old today.

Chances are, you already know all there is to know about him - from the ups and downs of his life to the homicide investigation still ongoing following his tragic death June 25. But it's still sad he is gone, especially on his birthday.

Here is a little photo tribute to the late, great King of Pop ...

  • An MJ Pic
  • Vintage Michael Jackson
  • Michael Jackson, Children
  • Michael Jackson Entertainment Weekly Cover (III)
  • Michael Jackson (1958-2009)
  • Michael in Concert

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Sources say that the late DJ AM was "completely devastated" over a recent breakup with his girlfriend, Hayley Wood, with whom he split within the last week.

Hayley Wood was the one who called off their relationship.

"She ended it, and he didn’t want it to end. The breakup hurt him. He hadn't been in a good place lately. For the past week, he wasn't really around, he was just keeping to himself, and he was blowing people off," says a source.

Police found DJ AM dead in his New York apartment yesterday. The celebrity DJ, whose real name was Adam Goldstein, battled substance abuse in the past.

DJ AM, Hayley Wood

DJ AM with Hayley Wood earlier this year.

According to folks close to him, DJ AM was having a very hard time dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder from the plane crash he survived last September.

DJ AM has been sober for nine years, but sources say the breakup and the stress over the plane crash could have caused him to start using drugs again.

Prescription pill bottles and drug paraphernalia were allegedly found at the scene.

His body was removed last night. The friend who called 911 on Friday, prompting cops to enter Goldstein's apartment, told the dispatcher DJ AM had not been seen for two days, but people were still hearing from him Thursday.

The celebrity spin-meister will certainly be missed by stars and fans alike. Here's a video of Hayley Wood and DJ AM which she posted a few months ago ...

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Move over, Al Roker. Another TV journalist has taken hilarious, cheap shots at Heidi Montag and sparked venomous a retort from her slimy husband Spencer.

Earlier this week, CNN's Anderson Cooper called the recent Miss Universe performance by Heidi - whoever she is - a "fresh new way to embarrass herself."

With a clip of the epic crap-fest playing in the background, Cooper said he doesn't know "who this person is, nor why she is pretending to be a singer, nor why anyone should actually listen to her, but apparently, she's famous." Point, AC!

In reference to Heidi thanking God after her performance, Cooper said that "I really don't think God had anything to do with this. If God had time to work on this production, if this is the best God can do, then we're all in trouble."

He also noted that Heidi could not remember the lyrics to her own song ... while lip-synching. Classic, and quite true. But Spencer Pratt was not amused.

"Between health care, CIA interrogation techniques and the economy, I think it's funny how the Silver Coyote spent four minutes discussing someone who he claims to not know exists," Spencer said, even though it was closer to one minute.

Pratt added that Cooper is "trying to get a piece of Speidi's fame."

"It's our pleasure to help out anyone whose ratings are in need," Spencer said. "We appreciate every second people spend talking about the greatest performance in television history, which over a billion people saw."

EDITOR'S NOTE: A billion people did not watch. Six million did in the U.S., plus a few million more elsewhere. So he's right, give or take 990 million.

Why let facts stand in the way of a good press release, right Spencer? Then again, he also compared her to Michael Jackson earlier this week. Sigh.

Here's Anderson Cooper's commentary on Heidi's "singing" ...

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We don't have to tell you that celebrities seem to turn up in fresh, beautiful, brilliant blue frocks a lot these days. Or maybe we do, if you're not tuned into this latest celebrity fashion trend. Either way, check these dresses out!

From Academy Award winner Renee Zellweger to 90210 and Grey's Anatomy hotties Jessica Stroup and Katherine Heigl to country star Taylor Swift, everybody seems to choose bright blue as their trend of choice these days.

Which lady looks best in the bold shade? Tell us below ...

Four Cuties

Who looks most beautiful in blue?

 

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Welcome, celebrity gossip and news fans, to The Hollywood Gossip's Week in Review, wherein we take a look back at some of the stories that made this probably the most exciting week since ... probably last week. Some highlights:

  • After fleeing the U.S. following the grisly murder of Jasmine Fiore, fugitive from justice Ryan Jenkins was found dead in a British Columbia motel.
  • Chris Brown was given five years' probation for assaulting Rihanna - and warned by a judge about "chatter" regarding the two being in contact.
  • It was an uncharacteristically slow Robsten news week ... until the alleged purchase of a love nest by Kristen in which to carry on a torrid romance.
  • In a watershed music moment, Heidi Montag "sang" at the Miss Universe 2009 pageant. Heidi's performance was maybe even worse than expected.
  • Police found DJ AM dead in his New York City apartment Friday afternoon.
  • A big nightclub fight saw Jayde Nicole get her ass kicked ... by Joe Francis.
  • Angelina tells Brad he can go ahead and sleep on the couch. Yeah right.
  • We've heard this one before: Anne Heche says Coley Laffoon is a loser.

Anne Heche's deadbeat ex Coley Laffoon made an unlikely return to celeb news this week, causing a (very) brief lull in konstant Kourtney Kardashian koverage.

  • Kourtney Kardashian kreates headlines almost as well as she does babies.
  • Reports surfaced of an engaged Derek Jeter. No comment from Minka Kelly.
  • John Mayer's mug shot from 2001 was found. One a d-bag, always a d-bag.
  • Peeps in Bucharest really booed Madonna after she spoke out for gypsies.
  • Move over, Susan Boyle. Welcome, Danyl Johnson, Britain's new sensation.
  • Move over, Omer Bhatti. Welcome, Prince Michael Malachi Jet Jackson, the new alleged secret love child of the late, great star Michael Jackson.
  • As for Jackson's own kids, it's looking increasingly likely that Dr. Arnold Klein is the biological father of the first two. We're as confused as you.
  • In the investigation into Jackson's death, police pretty much believe nothing Dr. Conrad Murray says regarding the timeline of events June 25.

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Kim Kardashian has already posed nude.

She's jumped around on a trampoline in a bikini.

Kim K. and Kris

So, naturally, there was really only one look Kardashian had yet to try out: the gothic bowl cut.

The reality star took care of that in the latest issue of YRB, a random, possibly imaginary magazine that paid Kim a lot of money to cover its latest issue looking like this:

On her official blog, Kardashian wrote:

"I am loving the results... I really love the transformation and the clothes were amazing!!! This has got to be one of the most unique shoots I've ever done! Not sure I'll ever go for a permanent short cut, but it definitely works for this shoot."

Click on the pics below to ogle - or vomit - over the full set of YRB photos. Then, vote in our poll...

What do you think of Kim's look?

 

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