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Artie Lange, a.k.a. Howard Stern's sidekick, has been hospitalized in New Jersey.

The 42-year-old former MADtv star was admitted for an undisclosed ailment.

"Artie is in the hospital," Lange's rep said in a statement. "Artie has chosen to keep this matter between him and his doctor. There will be no further comment."

Lange, who has a history of substance-abuse issues, had been MIA from Howard Stern's satellite radio show for a month and canceled several stand-up gigs.

Get well soon, Artie Lange.

He recently pulled the plug on a New Year's Eve engagement, and per his official website, all of his stand-up dates through February have also been scrapped.

In 2009, Artie Lange made headlines for a DUI bust (for prescription sleeping pills) as well as a profane, homophobic appearance on HBO's Joe Buck Live.

While Lange's health situation and Stern fate remain unclear, perhaps Stern will shed light on it when he comes back from his holiday hiatus Monday.

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Looks like troubled train wreck Lindsay Lohan wasn't resolving to put an end to her wild ways as she welcomed the arrival of 2010 on the posh island of St. Bart's.

In a New Year's tweet, Lohan wished her fans a "blessed new year," and said "Everyone get ready for more (but positive) LOHAN MAYHEM!!!" in the coming year.

We don't even want to know what that means.

In 2009, Linds battled estranged dad Michael, broke up with Samantha Ronson, became a complete fashion disaster, hooked up with lots of dudes and cried a lot.

If this year is anything like that, watch out!

Lohan Mayhem

MORE OF THE SAME: It's just a hunch, but somehow we imagine 2010 version of Lindsay Lohan will be a lot like the 2009 model. A very skinny, unhealthy model.

In a slightly quieter mood Saturday, the so-called actress and designer resolved "to stop letting the lucky few that have my heart, try2constantly tear me down."

Well then. That clears that up.

She continues: "2010 is about moving forward, not backwards. Leaving the bad (people, habbits, and negative energy behind) time to make changes-right!? :)"

Very well said, Lindsay. We couldn't agree more. But remember that old "habbits" (such as forgetting to put on pants or eat for weeks at a time) die hard.

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Michael Jackson's estate is doing pretty well these days, with the release of the album and film This Is It and the renewed interest in the late King of Pop in general.

But it's also dealing with claims adding up to tens of millions.

Rest in Peace MJ

Soon enough, the list of people who claim Michael Jackson owed them money will be longer than his FBI file. Estimates are that the total claims exceed $20 million.

For starters, there's a $5 million claim from a memorabilia collector, and a $1 million claim from someone who wants a cut of Michael's epic "Thriller" music video.

Then there's a $2.3 million claim from Dr. Tohme Tohme and a $1.5 million claim from a law firm (multiple law firms are trying to claim a piece of MJ's estate).

That does not mean the estate will pay all the claims, as the executors will make that determination (and can only be overruled if a judge orders them to pay).

Among the self-proclaimed family members likely to be shut down:

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As random celebrity couples go, Hayden Panettiere being spotted poolside in Miami with Ukrainian boxing champ Wladimir Klitschko would be pretty high up there.

Okay, it would be on top of the list.

Klitschko is 33, so he's Hayden's type. The 20-year-old previously dated her Heroes co-star Milo Ventimiglia and British TV presenter Steve Jones, both 30-plus.

He holds the IBF, WBO, and IBO world heavyweight titles, but if Wladimir is holding Hayden Panettiere the way we think, that would be even more impressive...

Wladimir Klitschko and Hayden

Wladimir Klitschko admires the poolside scenery: Hayden Panettiere.

He's 6'6" and she's 5'1", and they might seem to have little in common, but sometimes opposites attract. That's pretty much all we've got at the moment.

Click to enlarge more Wladimir Klitschko and Hayden Panettiere pictures below (we have no idea who that really small guy is with them in the photos) ...

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  • Wladimir and Hayden

[Photos: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

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Adam Lambert rocked out on stage.

Jennifer Lopez let it all hang out in an embarrassing skintight bodysuit.

How did other celebrities ring in the new year? Lindsay Lohan headed to St. Bart's, Fergie made out with Josh Duhamel and everyone seemed to be in the holiday spirit.

See what we mean below. Click on the following photos to see how various stars celebrated the start of 2010...

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  • Gwen and Gavin

From stars of The Hills to Pamela Anderson's enormous hills, everyone came out to party last week. [Photos: Splash News, Pacific Coast News]

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Welcome, celebrity fans everywhere, to The Hollywood Gossip on this second day of the New Year. Below, we take a look back at the past week in gossip.

Some highlights from the last seven days in celebrity news:

  • In the week's top scandal, Charlie Sheen made death threats and assaulted Brooke Mueller ... at least that's the word on the street. It's hard to say where this leaves the couple, although both apparently want to reconcile.
  • Tiger Woods' whereabouts are still unknown. He was said to have partied with Rachel Uchitel (which she denied). Another rumor has Tiger holed up and recovering from plastic surgery after having his face broken by Elin.
  • Jon Gosselin's turbulent life took a new, unexpected twist when his apartment was allegedly trashed by a knife-wielding maniac. Hailey Glassman, the prime suspect, denies any vandalism. Her lawyer says she was framed.

Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller had a violent holiday altercation.

Taylor Lautner and Taylor Swift seemed like the perfect couple ... for about a week. Fortunately for Lautner, he and his co-stars won our Celebrity of the Year honors!

  • In baby news, Chris Robinson had a little girl; Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart will have one; Kendra and Kourtney showcased photos of their sons.
  • In couple news, Taylor squared is history; Johnathon Schaech and Jana Kramer are engaged; Russell Brand and Katy Perry might be tying the knot.
  • The New Moon cast, collectively, won THG's third annual Celebrity of the Year honor. We also took a look back at some of the decade's top scandals.
  • R.I.P.: Mythbusters' Erik Gates and Avenged Sevenfold rocker Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan died too soon. Here's a little tribute to the celebrities who passed away in 2009. They are gone, but will never be forgotten!

Don't forget to follow THG on Twitter for all the latest Hollywood news, celebrity gossip, rumors, commentary and humor as it happens, 24/7/365.

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Florida State police officers examined the upper body of Tiger Woods for injuries during a meeting with them last month, according to TV station WESH in Florida.

Tiger lifted up his shirt, says the station, during the December 1 meeting so that the troopers could discern if he had any additional injuries after his SUV crash.

Elin Woods Nude

The meeting took place four days after the post-Thanksgiving car wreck that blew the lid off Tiger's cheating, one of the biggest sex scandals in sports history.

Despite rumors that she roughed him up, Woods' wife, Elin Nordegren, was not charged with domestic abuse, as police determined Tiger suffered only a fat lip.

This report casts further doubt on the rumors going around that a scorned Elin messed up Tiger so bad with a 9-iron that he needed plastic surgery on his face.

Elin Woods may have been on the warpath after learning of Tiger's cheating, but it doesn't look like she assaulted him with a golf club ... at least not too severely.

It is widely believed that an enranged Elin Woods chased Tiger out of his house with a golf club and smashed the windows of his car in the minutes before he crashed.

She was never charged in the incident, however. Tiger was issued a traffic ticket and that was that. He has not been seen by anyone (that we know of) since Dec. 1.

The plastic surgery rumor was likely fueled in part by Tiger Woods' total disappearance - and announcement of an indefinite break from golf - over the past month.

Elin is skiing in Europe this weekend, with Tiger nowhere in sight. Despite his cheating with at least a dozen mistresses, she is considering reconciliation with him.

Should she stay or go? What do you think? Elin should ...

 

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The children of Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller are just like Rush Limbaugh.

No, they aren't overweight, over-exposed, racist and full of crap. Instead, they are doing okay.

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The Pitkin County Department of Social Services interviewed Mueller, the kids, many nannies and others and determined that the offspring of this troubled couple has not been negatively affected by their dangerous antics. Thank goodness.

As for the cops: Aspen police completed their investigation into the happenings early Christmas morning and have officially passed the case on to the Pitkin County District Attorney's Office.

"There is no new information to release at this time," said Aspen Police Department spokeswoman Stephanie Dasaro. "The case is in judicial proceeding, so any new information will either come from the district attorney's office or the Pitkin County courts."

Sheen is scheduled to be in court on February 8 to face charges.

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In 1995, Abe Pollin changed the name of his NBA franchise from the Washington Bullets to the Wizards because the "violent overtones" of bullets were upsetting.

One can only imagine how Pollin, who passed away a little over a month ago, would have reacted to this story about the Wizards' all-star player, Gilbert Arenas.

Arenas and a teammate, Javaris Crittenton, drew guns on each other during a Christmas Eve locker room argument over a gambling debt, according to reports.

Last week, the Wizards and Arenas acknowledged he stored unloaded firearms in a container in his locker, and the NBA said it was looking into the situation.

Arenas admitted he stores guns at the Verizon Center because he didn't want them in his house after his child's birth. But did he pull one on a teammate?

During that investigation, a dispute between Arenas and Crittenton - allegedly over the former not making good on a gambling debt - was revealed.


Confronted over money he allegedly owed, Gibert Arenas pulled a gun on Javaris Crittenton (0 and 8), who then also grabbed for a gun, the New York Post says.

Asked by the newspaper about the confrontation, Arenas denied pulling a gun on Crittenton. Arenas responded with a flurry of messages on Twitter, such as:

"I understand this is serious stuff ... but if u ever met me you know i dont do serious things im a goof ball this story today dont sound goofy to me."

That sounds like a denial ... sort of?

At practice Friday, Arenas declined to answer questions about the incident, but he did tell local TV station WJLA: "I like the story, it's intriguing."

Then, in response to questions whether anything had taken place between him and Crittenton, Arenas said: "I don't know." Well, that settles that.

"This is unprecedented," Billy Hunter of the NBA players' association said. "I've never heard of players pulling guns on each other in a locker room."

The Wizards "take this situation and the ongoing investigation very seriously," the team said. Washington, D.C., has some of the strictest gun laws in the U.S. The NBA allows players to legally possess firearms, but not at league facilities.

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Despite his hospitalization a few days ago, Rush Limbaugh says there's nothing wrong with his heart. Or the nation's health care system, for that matter.

The conservative talk show host just couldn't resist turning his own health problems into a political dig at a New Year's Day news conference in Honolulu.

Rush, who suffered chest pains that landed him in a Hawaii hospital Wednesday, said Friday that tests revealed nothing medically wrong with his heart.

"The pain was real, and they don't know what caused it," Limbaugh said.

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Rush Limbaugh: I'm fine - and so's the system!

Doctors said he did not have a heart attack and he doesn't suffer from heart disease, however, and he says he is remaining cautious after the scare.

Turning from himself to politics, Limbaugh declared yesterday that he got the best health care in the world "right here in the United States of America."

Politicizing one's own heart problem? Well, would you expect less?

"I don't think there's one thing wrong with the United States health system," Limbaugh said, referring to Congress' massive overhaul of the system.

Here's wishing Rush a speedy recovery.

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