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In Glamour's Women of the Year issue, the magazine is honoring the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, with a Special Recognition award.

No, not just for giving us hundreds of Michelle Obama pictures showing the latest style from haute couture to casual chic. For mentoring young women.

You simply cannot talk about 2009 without talking about Michelle, who has thrown open the doors of the White House to local children and families.

In her own modest words, “there’s no magic to being here.” With hard work, she says, any one of us can rise to greatness. Words to live by, for sure.

Fresh off her World Series appearance the other night, here are excerpts from Glamour's chat with FLOTUS on role models, careers, love, and life ...

On mentoring young women: “I think that mentoring is such a critical part of the role I can play in this position. I see how little bits of exposure can really change my girls significantly, and I want that for more girls around the world.”

Woman of the Year

Michelle Obama: Mother, lawyer, First Lady, role model.

On her "real" role models: “They were the people in my life. My mother, for sure. My dad. The teachers. For me, role-modeling was immediate, touchable. The children connect with who is in their lives, present and accounted for.”

On reaching out: “I was blessed throughout my career. I had people rooting for me. Look for those mentors, because sometimes they don’t find you. Sometimes you seek them out. Often, they will be flattered and glad to lend a hand.”

Don’t put yourself last: “I always try to put my kids first, and then... put myself a really close second, as opposed to fifth or seventh. One thing that I’ve learned from male role models is that they don’t hesitate to invest in themselves.”

On seeking the whole package when dating: “Cute’s good. But cute only lasts for so long, and then it’s, who are you as a person? Don’t look at the bankbook or the title. Look at the heart. Look at the soul. You should always feel good.”

On setting her own fashion standards: “People are going to have opinions, and they have a right to, when you’re the First Lady especially. You’re representing the nation. But I’ve tried to be at peace with the choices I make first.”

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Jessica Simpson may be unlucky in love. But she's still looking.

"I definitely love a spiritual man – somebody that is going to always put up with my neediness and overbearing manager-dad be able to inspire me."

Simpson, who split from NFL star Tony Romo in July and who also had a on-off romance with douchebag ladies' man John Mayer, doesn't stop there.

"I don't want to get bored," she tells Extra. "I can bore out pretty easily, so I love intellectual men ... people that will always keep me intrigued."

And what else? "I love artistic men – somebody that really understands their art," says Nick Lachey's ex-wife. "I like a confident man," she adds.

She may be lonely, but don't count Jessica Simpson out yet.

Simpson has been traveling the world working on her upcoming VH1 program, The Price of Beauty, and says the travels have been a growing experience.

"I couldn't have had this journey at a better time in my life, to seek out beauty, to seek out confidence and to seek the power of a woman," she says.

Jessica, who just got a new Henna tattoo, added, "It really is about who I am and want to become, and what's going to make the best version of myself."

We're not sure what that would be career-wise, but all kidding aside, we really do hope Jessica finds someone capable of making her happy forever.

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A nanny who once worked for Anna Nicole Smith claimed she saw Howard K. Stern and Dr. Khristine Eroshevich force drugs on the late Playboy model.

This according to an investigator testifying in courtyesterday.

Playboy Bunny

The Department of Justice's Danny Santiago testified that Nadine Alexie claimed she saw Smith's companion (Stern) and former shrink (Eroshevich) give Smith drugs against her will that kept her asleep for days.

Santiago said he got the information from Alexie in September.

The nanny, according to Santiago, also claimed that Smith would wake up covered in vomit and feces in her bed. Absolutely tragic, terrible stuff.

Anna Nicole Smith (1968-2007).

The testimony was part of a preliminary hearing to determine if Stern, Dr. Eroshevich and Dr. Sandeep Kapoor will be tried for Smith's death.

We suspect they will be. Last week, a pharmacist testified that Eroshevich prescribing lethal doses of drugs to Smith and he wouldn't comply.

The trio of defendants face more than a dozen felony counts of allegedly supplying Smith with drugs illegally, and for aiding a drug addict.

All three defendants have pleaded not guilty.

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Phew. You can rest easy, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart fans.

Hard as it is to believe, a reliable source says a recent cover story touting this couple's break-up is completely untrue. Everything is fine between the New Moon stars, reports E! News.

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Why don't we hear that from the pair itself?

"[Kristen is] especially closed-mouth and sensitive," said an insider. "She was going through a breakup with Michael [Angarano], meanwhile all these reporters asking about every detail of her love life. She has no intention of ever doing that again."

It's hard to blame her for that, isn't it?

The source, clearly a fan of Pattinson and Stewart, asks a simple question:

"Everyone on set knows what's going on with Rob and Kristen, and everyone just lets it happen without bothering them with labels or questions - why can't the public do that, too?"

Instead, fans clamor for as much information as possible. For example, will the couple arrive together to the premiere?

"I think that Rob and Kristen will go separate," Justine Wachsberger (Gianna in New Moon) said. "They are pretty private people. Everything they have done in the past, they have tried to keep it separate, so I would say that won't change now."

Nor should it. Keep doing whatever makes you happy, Robsten. We'll try to distract fans from your relationship with New Moon spoilers and photos!

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Gossip Girl stars Blake Lively and Penn Badgley, whose characters used to date on the hit CW show, have been dating more than a year and a half.

According to reports, they are looking to extend that ... forever!

A close pal of Blake's repors that it is just a matter of time. The couple are expected to announce their engagement sooner rather than later.

Sunday is Badgley's 23rd birthday, and while some speculate they might have something else to celebrate then, others say talk is premature.

Just a little, though.

''I think if November 1 was Blake's birthday, he might have surprised her with a ring,'' quipped the source. ''But my guess is over the holidays.''

No question, Penn Badgley and Blake Lively are a cute couple, and one that likes to keep a low profile as well. They would have our blessing.

Penn and Blake. Dan and Serena. They're hot by any name!

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Perhaps Miley Cyrus should return to Twitter after all.

We've lauded the singer's decision to delete her account and focus on actually enjoying her life, as opposed to keeping strangers up to date on the minutiae of it.

But is that kind of privacy worth the life of an adorable kitten?!? Allow us to explain:

An insane Miley Cyrus fan has created a website in which he threatens to kill a cat unless the star re-opens her Twitter account. We're not kidding.

.mileysavefuzzy.com/

Excerpts from the site - Mileysavefuzzy.com - include:

The other day I asked myself: 'What can I do to bring Miley back to Twitter?' Fan video? Petitions? Letters? That never works...

I looked at my cat, Fuzzy and I realized... I could always get another cat, but nothing can replace Miley's tweets for me...

I've set a deadline of November 16, 2009, when Fuzzy will part with his life and become a meal!

The attention-starved, mentally unstable individual behind the site says every time Miley Tweets, Fuzzy's life will be extended by one week.

Is this a bluff? Quite possibly. But is it wort taking that risk? We don't think so.

Your lame, pointless Tweets are no longer about your ego, Miles. It's time to pull out that keyboard, alert fans to your favorite ice cream and help poor, defenseless Fuzzy.

She'd do the same for you.

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Russell Brand would be proud.

Katy Perry is following in her new boyfriend’s footsteps and playing host at the MTV Europe Music Awards, held live from Berlin, Germany, on November 5!

She experimenting with kissing a girl, and she liked it. How will she feel about hosting? We'll have to wait and see. In the meantime, here's a promo shot:

Katy Perry will be trying out award show hosting for the first time.

We just hope she doesn't have to contend with any Kanye West-style outbursts. You just never know with the MTV VMAs. Staged or not, all hell breaks loose.

Fortunately, Russell Brand, who has hosted the American VMAs the past two years, should be able to give her some pointers or full Jonas Brothers jokes.

Click to enlarge more Katy Perry pictures below ...

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Shakira is really ready to let herself go. If it means getting pregnant, that is.

The 5'2" Colombian singer says she's looking forward to packing on pounds.

Those hips may not lie, but they may very well produce ... forget it.

"Lately my body feels like it is just asking to reproduce, to have a huge belly and carry babies," Shakira tells the new issue of Rolling Stone. "My boyfriend is six feet tall, and sometimes I feel like I'm his keychain, a small thing."

But while the Grammy winner, currently in a nine-year, monogamous relationship with investment banker Antonio de la Rua, has long harbored a maternal instinct, don't expect her to walk down the aisle any time soon. Or at all.

Can Shakira conquer the world? You mean she hasn't already?

"We live in a society that represses women's subconscious dreams," Shakira, who considers herself a die-hard feminist, says in her opposition to marriage.

"You know, women have to make enormous efforts through life, much larger than men. We deal with so much pressure, such as the pressure of aesthetics."

"Society wants us to deliver our performances as mothers, daughters and wives."

"It's funny how the papers want to see you married, and then they want to see you divorced," she continues. "Well, I won't do any of it, at any point."

As long as she keeps cranking out the hit songs and posing for magazines like this, we are perfectly fine with that. Besides, she's legally on the market!

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Just when we thought Tyra Banks couldn't get any more lame...

The self-serving talk show host revealed one of her Halloween outfits today, and it involved a wig and a push-up bra. How original!

Indeed, Tyra somehow thought it was creative to dress as Kim Kardashian for All Hallows' Eve, as she stood next to cardboard cut-outs of Kourtney and Khloe on her show and basked in the applause of those that have been brain-washed into thinking she's anything but a self-involved diva.

We despise her.

Tyra as Kim

Still this costume did get us thinking about one question: Who would you rather take from behind and Ray J?

 

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Kristin Cavallari is apparently drinking the MTV Kool-Aid. Which was probably fresh 2-3 years ago before it went completely stale. Oh, snap, we went there.

At the Rock the Kasbah charity gala in Hollywood last night, the reality star told E! Online that The Hills "is the No. 1 show and we are doing really well."

What exactly it ranks #1 in, she didn't say. Likely because you'd pretty much have to completely invent your own category to make that statement true.

We don't suppose it's worth noting that a rerun of the actual top-rated show on TV, NCIS, received 16 million viewers this week. The Hills? 1.72 million.

The Hills' ratings are declining, at least 30 percent in fact, starting the season at 2.1 million and sinking since. Still, when asked about it, Kristin insisted:

"No, they're not! We had one drop because of the Hip Hop awards on VH1, but they went up the next week." Mmm. Not so much, but whatever you say.

Kristin Cavallari thinks The Hills is doing great. Psst. No one tell her.

The once-popular show's ratings decline has received quite a lot of press, with many critics blaming Kristin's replacement of Lauren Conrad for the dip.

Kristin Cavallari calls that unfair: "At the end of the day it's not up to me to make a great show. "It's the whole crew, the whole cast. It's not just me."

"I think to put all that pressure on me is pretty unfair."

She may be right, but that was clearly MTV's marketing strategy, hyping the living hell out of her "return" with "The Bitch is Back" and other taglines.

Clearly The Hills needs some better fake storylines than the so-forced, fake love triangle they tried to create with Kristin, Audrina Patridge and Justin.

The world may be getting over Speidi, too. Don't get us wrong, they still entertain, but it was better when they feuded with each other (and with LC).

Now they just talk about ca-ra-zy sibs Stephanie and Holly? Zzz.

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