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Happy Memorial Day weekend and welcome to The Hollywood Gossip. In our Week in Review, we look back on the last seven days in celebrity gossip and Hollywood news.

Some of the top stories from May 22-28 include ...

  • Jesse James opened up about his cheating on Sandra Bullock, which he blamed on past child abuse from his father. He also said he wanted to get caught.
  • Tiger Woods rumor mill: He's not allowed to date because Elin Woods is watching his every move; He's dating an Elin-look alike; Elin wants $750 million.
  • Kendra Wilkinson rakes in huge sums of cash from pre-order sales of her sex tape with Justin Frye, yet continues to feign heartbreak and dismay over it.
  • Lindsay Lohan returned to the U.S., appeared in court, is free on bail, was told to wear a SCRAM bracelet, and proceeded to go bar-hopping. Good times.
  • Bruce Beresford-Redman wil be charged with murder. The family of his wife is aghast that he was allowed to leave Mexico and wants custody of his kids.

Jesse James is baring is soul ... but are you buying what he's selling?

One of the funniest, most depressing videos ever.

R.I.P. Simon Monjack (1969-2010) and Brittany Murphy (1977-2009).

  • Couple news: Crystal Bowersox lost her boyfriend as well as American Idol; Demi Lovato was dumped by Joe Jonas (via his dad). C'mon Joe. Get a spine.
  • Wedding bells: David Krumholtz got married; James Marsters is engaged to Patricia Rahman; Prince William and Kate Middleton are planning an epic gala.
  • Baby news: Alicia Keys is pregnant and engaged! To Swizz Beatz! The world was also introduced to Bethenny Frankel's daughter, Bryn Casey Hoppy. Aww.
  • R.I.P.: Simon Monjack died months after his wife, Brittany Murphy; Gary Coleman died Friday after a brain hemorrhage, Paul Gray of Slipknot has left us.

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Hailey Glassman says her ex-boyfriend, Jon Gosselin, staged the break-in of his own apartment last winter to frame her and/or collect insurance money.

The police must agree, at least in part - she's off the hook.

Hailey is no longer a suspect in the bizarre ransacking of Jon's New York City pad, which came around the same time he began dating Morgan Christie.

"The NYPD informed us that Hailey is no longer a person of interest in the breakin. She feels that the truth has finally come out and the cloud that has been hanging over her head had finally lifted," her lawyer Stephanie Ovadia told Radar Online.

Um, Oops!

OMG: Did Jon Gosselin slice and dice his own crap?

The case is closed, a source close to the investgation confirmed. So who did it? An enraged Hailey Glassman thinks she knows the answer to that one.

Hailey, who supposedly signed a note left at the scene (not true) has a theory that the former reality star staged it in order to claim insurance money.

"Stubby tried to frame me N set me up to go to jail!" she Twittered, referring to his lack of manhood. "He ruined his own things 2 claim insurance $!"

She also says Jon owes her a lot of money. Which is likely true, who are we kidding. He has little to no credibility. If nothing else, dude is a shady character.

With a two-inch package supposedly.

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Former child star and actor Gary Coleman of Diff'rent Strokes fame has died. He was 42. He was taken off life support earlier today and passed away.

The diminutive Coleman passed away at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo after suffering a brain hemorrhage and losing consciousness.

A resident of Santaquin, Utah, Coleman had been hospitalized Wednesday and lost consciousness the next day. He was on life support until this afternoon.

Born with failed kidneys, Coleman had undergone two transplants by age 14 and his growth was permanently stunted by the side effects of dialysis.

The precocious, chubby-cheeked Coleman was just 10 when Diff'rent Strokes debuted on NBC in 1978. The popular show lasted for eight seasons.

R.I.P. Gary Coleman (1968-2010).

The scene-stealing Gary quickly became a pop-culture icon, whose recurring line "Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis?" became a national catchphrase.

At the height of his TV series success, Coleman reportedly earned $64,000 per week and is said to have made some $18 million during his heyday.

His acting career as an adult fell far short of his glory days, however, with only occasional guest appearances and small roles in films and TV movies.

Coleman has had encounters with the law in recent years, including just this February, when he accepted a plea deal on domestic violence charges.

That stemmed from an incident with wife Shannon Price, who took him off life support today. Gary's health problems also escalated in recent years.

Hopefully he is now at peace. Our condolences to Gary Coleman's family, friends and fans in this difficult time. He will be remembered and missed.

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Welcome to another edition of The Hollywood Gossip Caption Contest. Here's a challenge for our readers: Come up with the best caption(s) or the  pic below!

Our subject: Heidi Montag. At the gun range.

What could The Hills star be saying/doing? You tell us! Just click "Comments" and send your caption(s), as many as you like. We'll announce the winner Tuesday.

Give it your best shot (har har) ...

Strapped B!tch

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Charlie Sheen is preparing to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge stemming from his Christmas assault on wife Brooke Mueller - but will he go to jail?

As part of a plea deal with the Colorado District Attorney's office, Charlie may be facing as many as 45 days in the slammer in Aspen's Pitkin County Jail.

Charlie Sheen 20/20 Interview

In exchange for Sheen's plea, a felony menacing charge will be dropped.

Sheen's next court appearance is set for June 7, where his plea deal can be entered and his trial in the case (currently set for July 21) therefor canceled.

As for what his punishment will be, sources connected with the case say the D.A. in Aspen and Charlie's lawyers have hammered out four scenarios ...

Charlie Sheen's assault on Brooke Mueller will result in a legal reprimand next week. But the actor is reportedly unsure which of the below scenarios he is willing to accept.

  1. Charlie pleads guilty to a misdemeanor and serve 30 days in jail. He enters the plea June 7 and immediately begins serving time. With good behavior, it could truncate to 17 days. After that stint, the case is closed. No probation.
  2. Charlie pleads guilty to a misdemeanor and receives no jail time, but is placed on two years probation. Sounds great, but if the star slips up, the judge could throw the book at him and he could be facing far more than 30 days in jail.
  3. Charlie receives "deferred prosecution," i.e. the case will not go forward but the Two and a Half Men star must agree to various conditions, like not breaking the law. After a certain period of compliance, the matter would be expunged.
  4. Go to trial. Sheen is reportedly upset at the Tito Ortiz case, in which the UFC star was not prosecuted, even after allegations similar to those made against Sheen. This would be a huge roll of the dice, because losing ensures jail time.

It's all in his hands at this point, so stay tuned.

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The manager of Gary Coleman is asking for our "thoughts and prayers" as the former child star, now 42, is on life support after suffering a brain hemorrhage.

He suffered the injury in his Utah home on Wednesday. Coleman was hospitalized for treatment, his manager John Alcantar said, and was in critical condition.

Things took a turn for the worse, though, when Coleman was transferred to the ICU at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center for further tests and treatment:

"As of May 27, Mr. Coleman was conscious and lucid. By early afternoon, Mr. Coleman was slipping in and out of consciousness and his condition worsened.

"We are very saddened to announce that since mid-afternoon, Mountain Time, on May 27, 2010, Mr. Coleman has been unconscious and on life support."

Alcantar says that despite Coleman's recent history of health problems and personal issues, "he always has had fond memories of being an entertainer."

"He appreciates his fans for all their support. At this critical moment, we can only ask for thoughts and prayers for Gary to make a speedy, full recovery."

If it's any consolation, Bret Michaels also suffered a brain hemorrhage and bounced back from similarly long odds. Here's hoping Coleman can do the same.

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Paris Hilton may have supported the troops this week, but other major celebrities were focused on an equally vital cause:

The Los Angeles Lakers march to a second consecutive NBA championship.

A-listers such as David Beckham and Zac Efron were courtside for the Lakers' game against the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference Finals. Los Angeles eeked out a 103-101 victory on a last-second put back by Ron Artest.

Also in the front row? Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder of The Vampire Diaries... together! Let the dating rumors swirl.

Laker Fans
  • Co-Stars, Fans
  • Zac at the Lakers Game
  • Beckham Loves Basketball
  • A Worried Fan
  • Cheering on LA

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At this point, it's looking like a matter of when, not if Tiger Woods gets divorced from wife Elin. But until that happens, his handlers want him under lock and key.

According to reports, the golfer's legal team told him he won't be able to date until the split is completely finalized. The reason? Well, it's kind of obvious, right?

Says a source close to the situation:

"Elin's building a character case [based on serial philandering]. Elin's team is watching Tiger's every move. She wants more money than Michael Jordan's ex got."

Jordan's ex-wife reportedly received $168 million. Elin is said to want $750 million (!) which may be a stretch, but even if she gets a quarter of that ... wow.

Tiger's reaction to being barred from dating was likely similar.

She certainly has enough material on Tiger to make a compelling case as it is. If he were caught mauling Joslyn James or that Elin Woods look-alike, though? Wow.

As for custody of the couple's two small children?

"They'll share it, but she wants the ability to take them to Sweden whenever she wants," says the insider. Tiger wants the right to object in court - here or abroad.

Things are already getting ugly, too. His other main hangup? He wants this confidential - now and 'til the end of time. As in no interviews or books by Elin. Ever.

She's balking at that so far. Stay tuned ...

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It has now been a year since the marriage of Kate and Jon Gosselin ended.

The weeks prior to the tearful, on-air confessionals confirming the split (and garnering record ratings) on Jon & Kate Plus 8 were a train wreck of epic proportions.

Kate Gosselin and Tony Dovolani Picture

Rumors of Jon nailing his pal Deanna Hummel were the first to surface. Then Kate and Steve Neild. Then Jon and Hailey Glassman, Stephanie Santoro, and so on.

As their family crumbled under the microscope of celebrity gossip magazines and websites, Kate acknowledges there were difficult moments for their eight kids.

"[Nine-year-old daughter Cara] was upset with me because I forgot to sign them up for something at school," Kate tells People in its new cover story this week.

HAPPY DAZE: Jon and Kate Plus Eight, Minus Bitterness.

"I said, 'Cara, I had a really rough year. This is a new year. You've got to give me that. Let's start over.' So I've really worked to keep my word with them."

In general, Kate says, her children – twins Cara and Mady and sextuplets Alexis, Hannah, Leah, Aaden, Collin and Joel – have weathered the storm well.

"They're just amazing, resilient, loving kids."

The reality TV mom and her children will return to TLC in a new, revamped Kate Plus 8, airing June 6. The family recently filmed the show in Orlando, Fla.

There, they also celebrated the sextuplets' sixth birthday. Back home, they also got to see dad ... and were introduced to Jon's new girlfriend Ellen Ross.

Poor kids. Hang in there, y'all.

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