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Rihanna doesn't dwell on the past. She's got the tattoos to prove it.

Along with the Grammy Awards Sunday comes the unfortunate reminder of last year's incident with Chris Brown on the eve of the music biz's biggest night.

But the "Russian Roulette" singer is focusing on the future. To that end, on Ellen today, Rihanna expounded on the latest of her "approximately 13" tattoos.

"It reads, 'Never a failure, always a lesson,'" the 21-year-old said. "Basically, it's OK to make a mistake, just don't make them twice." Words to live by!

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Rihanna's got the right outlook on life, if not the right look when it comes to her hair. Seriously, what is that on her head? [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

Which, naturally, leads to questions about her current status in the land of love, where she has recently been linked to baseball star Matt Kemp.

"Are you dating anyone now?" inquired Ellen, never one to hold back.

"No, I'm single," replies Rihanna, echoing what she said yesterday.

"Really? What about the guy we keep seeing you with?" asked a surprised Ellen, referring to Kemp, who has been seen frequently with Rihanna.

To which Rihanna simply answers with a laugh. While we would love more info from her, at least she's smiling before the Grammys this year.

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Andrew Young, John Edwards’ former campaign aide, confidant and co-conspirator, has made some shocking allegations about the politician in his new book.

Most notably, Young claims in The Politician that he found a John Edwards sex tape, showing the ex-Senator hitting it with his mistress, Rielle Hunter. Blech.

That's scandalous enough, but in an unexpected new twist, reports are surfacing that Young was trying to profit from a sale of the John Edwards sex tape.

“He was exploring options for the tape,” said a source close to the situation. “He had spoken to people about possible financial deals involving the tape.”

Andrew Young says he found the tape in the trash and it was marked “special.” Other sources say he was given the tape by Edwards and asked to hide it.

Either way, the Edwards sex tape remained with Young after Edwards admitted the affair with Rielle Hunter, and Young supposedly explored marketing it.

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Rielle Hunter’s face is never shown on tape, though it is clear John is with a pregnant woman "wearing a bracelet" and a "thumb ring" typically worn by her. Oooookay.

Even more shockingly, today, Hunter won a temporary restraining order Friday prohibiting Young from disseminating the tape, implying he still has the thing.

She has sought an injunction demanding the very "personal video recording that depicted matters of a very private and personal nature" be returned to her.

Who knows if Andrew Young still has the tape or really tried to sell it, but as Edwards' lies began to unravel, he eventually turned on his boss in a big way.

But back in 2007, Young was so trusted by Edwards and believed in him so fervently, he claimed to be the father of Rielle's daughter (who is really John's).

Lying for Edwards used to be his purpose in life. Today on Good Morning America, answering machine messages left by Edwards on his phone were played.

In one, Edwards explains how he might sound different sometimes. Follow the jump to hear John Edwards' conspiring with Andrew Young via voicemail ...

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Every American Idol season needs a diva, right?

While it may be early to give Michelle Delamor that label, the rumored semifinalist sounds quite sure of herself.

In a recent interview, this Miami native said she was "destined for greatness and going places." We love the confidence of the 20-year old!

Delamor also dreams of conquering two worlds: music and fashion. In a Miami Herald article, she said of the two passions:

"The moment you step on stage, the transformation is amazing. You can go from crazy nerves to becoming the music. I want to be huge, I want to tour around the world, sing for millions and millions of people.

"But another dream of mine is to have my own clothing line. My style is funky-glamorous."

What else do we know about Michelle? She lists Michael Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Pink and Mary J. Blige as musical influences; she's a music major at Miami Dade College-Wolfson; and she has a strong gospel background.

Listen to her belt out a version of JoJo's "If I Wrote a Note to God" below. Think this could be the next American Idol?

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Matthew McConaughey might be wearing a shirt in the photo below, but it's still the cutest picture you'll ever see of the actor.

McConaughey has posted the first image of his newborn daughter on his official website, including the simple caption with it: "Our latest family member, Vida Alves McConaughey."

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She sure is a cutie, isn't she?

Mother and fiancee Camila Alves is also included in the picture, of course. She debuts as the host of Bravo's Shear Genius on February 3 and says her Vida:

"It's easier with the second child because you know what she'll be like."

Camila's mother, meanwhile, reportedly wants Matthew to put a ring on it. But we're confident that will happen. Until it does, let's just send our best wishes to this gorgeous family.

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Following an epically disgusting plastic surgery bonanza that made her more Barbie than human, the Heidi Montag haters are coming out of the woodwork.

Not that they were really in any sort of woodwork, or the latest round of Heidi Montag plastic surgery disfigured her that much more than the previous 12.

But you get the idea.

The gross reality star underwent a staggering 10 operations November 20, and has received a deluge of hate mail and criticism since revealing that fact.

Rumors that she did it as a career move, and that she's getting her mom some surgery for Mother's Day haven't exactly helped Heidi from a PR standpoint.

Negative reaction to her extreme makeover has left Montag feeling down that husband Spencer Pratt has had to step in to cheer her up. What a nice guy.

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CAT LADY: Heidi's new fake mouth hasn't smiled much lately.

“Spencer ordered seven bunches of flowers to cheer up Heidi after she received a letter saying her plastic surgery was against God’s will,” a source said.

“Heidi’s a very spiritual girl, so this kind of criticism really stings.”

She really is. Girl does everything with God as the top priority.

Spencer Pratt may be putting on a happy face, but he isn’t happy with Heidi’s, the source says. “She looks like Cat Lady ... It’s all a little too much."

Indeed.

“Spencer loved how Heidi looked before this surgery. Because she’s still swollen and the surgery hasn’t fully settled yet ... he’s a bit shocked.”

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American Idol viewers haven't seen Ellen DeGeneres on TV yet. But Simon Cowell may have already had enough of her!

The comedian started taping the Hollywood rounds of the show last week and will debut on Fox on February 9. How is she getting along with the most important panelist of all?

“Their relationship started poorly, but now the situation has escalated,” a source told RadarOnline.com.

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The tension stems from Ellen's very first day on set, as reports indicate Simon showed up an hour and a half and DeGeneres was "greatly annoyed" by such tardiness.

“There’s two camps on the show this season,” said a show insider. “It’s a lot more tense than previous seasons. It seems as if Ellen has decided to try to take control since Simon is on his way out and that’s created problems.”

Sounds like it will create great television, as well. Are you excited for Ellen to debut? Do you wanna see Katy Perry take over for Cowell next season?

You can also check out the leaked names of rumored season nine semifinalists. The next American Idol will likely come from this group.

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This is great stuff.

A day after Jay Leno threw himself a pity party on Oprah and referred to Jimmy Kimmel's appearance on his show as a "sucker punch," the ABC host has fired back - hilariously and accurately.

It all started when Kimmel impersonated Leno on an edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live a few weeks ago. Someone at NBC then made the ludicrous decision to invite Kimmel on to The Jay Leno Show, somehow not expecting him to mock Leno for his role in the network's late-night debacle.

As Kimmel explained in his sharp monologue last night, he expected this to be an actual comedic showdown, not some lame interview in which Leno offered no witty retorts. We'll let Jimmy take it from here...

"The mistake I made was thinking Jay would have anything other to say than what was written on the cue cards. I figured he'd get into it and mix it up. You know, at one time he was a comedian. But he just stood there, kind-of reading through the questions like a robot and then goes off and rats me out to Oprah.

"That's a sucker punch right there, he's a tattle tale.

"Oprah and I had a wonderful relationship and now it's ruined because of Jay. And by the way, watch out Oprah, don't think he won't take your show next."

Amen, in every possibly way, Jimmy. One of the most glaring results in this mess is the contrast in humor between Leno and his counterparts, Kimmel and David Letterman.

Think about Leno's funniest bits: Headlines, Jaywalking and 10@10, the segment on which Kimmel tore him apart. None of them involve actual wit or creativity on Leno's part. Literally anyone could do his job, but most people would do it with more class and professionalism.

WATCH TWO CLIPS FROM KIMMEL'S MONOLOGUE BELOW, INCLUDING SNIPPETS FROM LENO'S OPRAH INTERVIEW, PLAYED WITH THE IDEAL BACKGROUND MUSIC.

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Yes, this is actually a real story. Yes, this is a slow news day.

A source tells Us that Jessica Simpson was in a business meeting for her denim line in late January when she decided to lighten the mood by breaking wind.

According to this well-placed insider, "While one of the executives was speaking in a room full of five people, Jessica let out a very loud fart.

"Her mother [Tina] was there, and it prompted her to turn around and yell, 'Jessica!' The tension was extreme. No one knew what to say."

We're shocked by this. Jessica Simpson was in a business meeting?

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Lay off the spicy food, Jessica. [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

Amazing that this is really all that Jessica Simpson now makes news for: cutting ass in meetings, getting dumped for being too needy and posting Twitter pics like this.

Remember when she had an actual career? Yeah, neither do we.

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As we study Andrew Garcia, Chris Golightly and other potential season nine stars on American Idol, we find ourselves asking:

Who will be the next Adam Lambert?

In just one year's time, this singer has gone from a complete unknown to the standard by which we judge other aspiring artists. It's been amazing ride for Lambert, and it doesn't appear to be ending any time soon.

The unique, talented crooner turns 28 years old today, as he shares a birthday with the woman to whom he gave an insightful interview last week: Oprah Winfrey.

It's yet another symbol of Adam's staus these days that we've chosen to feature him over the world's most popular talk show host. Enjoy the photo montage in Lambert's honor below and send this star your birthday wishes right now...

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After an investigation of more than seven months, the Los Angeles County D.A. is ready to charge Dr. Conrad Murray in the death of Michael Jackson.

Look for charges to be filed as early as next week.

Members of the D.A.'s office, including the Los Angeles County District Attorney himself, Steve Cooley, have already met about filing a criminal case.

While members of the LAPD still have not met with the D.A. to present the case, the deputy D.A. assigned to the Michael Jackson investigation, David Walgren, has been working closely with LAPD detectives on the case, is familiar with the details.

He has already briefed Cooley and others in the office.

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It appears Dr. Conrad Murray will stand trial and soon.

Dr. Conrad Murray was Michael Jackson's personal physician at the time of his June 25 death, believed to have been caused by the anesthetic Propofol.

He disappeared, or at least kept an extremely low profile, for several months, only to return to work lately because dude was behind on child support.

He's already lawyered up in anticipation of the charges to come.

The most likely of those charges? Involuntary manslaughter. Murder is a hard sell, as he surely didn't mean to take the life of the King of Pop that day.

Many believe his negligence and/or shady medical practices played a role in MJ's death, however, and that's enough to warrant serious charges.

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