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It's a great time to be Scotty McCreery.

The American Idol champion releases his debut album ("Clear as Day") in a week and has also just announced that he'll tour with country superstar Brad Paisley in 2012!

Cities, dates and other details will soon be released, but Scotty has Tweeted how “it’s really humbling that somebody like him would invite me to tour w/ him," adding: “I just hope i’m ready for any pranks he throws my way.”

Since he was crowned the season 10 winner in May, McCreery's exclusive Wal-Mart CD has sold 185,000 copies, and his first single, “I Love You This Big,” reached number 15 on Billboard‘s Country Songs chart. Far from shabby for the young artist.

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Never one to mince words, Simon Cowell acknowledges Lady Gaga has great star power. Vocally, though, he says she's the most boring singer imaginable.

We're not exaggerating, that's his honest analysis. The X Factor judge recently slammed Lady Gaga, calling her “the most boring singer in the world.”

“If you only heard Lady Gaga, she’s the most boring singer in the world,” he told the UK's Mirror, adding “It's the same ame with Beyoncé. Or Katy Perry.”

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Cowell said the pop star would have been booted in a heartbeat if she came across his panel. “She would have been thrown out within 10 seconds,” he said.

“Even if she had walked in with a lobster on her head, it would’ve been one of the kooky auditions.” However, he admits she's got that ... well, X Factor.

 “You have to be open-minded and embrace that level of expression,” said the 51-year-old Brit. “Really, you just hope to God you find someone like her.”

It's the truth. Fortunately - and we're confident 13 million-plus Little Monsters will agree with us on this - we can hear and watch this performer in action.

That said, check out our Lady Gaga videos and photos!

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Alberto Alvarez just wants the truth to be heard.

The bodyguard summoned to Michael Jackson's bedroom by Dr. Conrad Murray as the King of Pop's body lay lifeless on his bed will testify in court today.

Alvarez, who was with Murray before paramedics arrived, was allegedly asked by the physician to put Propofol bottles into sacks before he called 911.

Whether that happened and what Alvarez's reaction was will come out shortly.

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"Alberto has maintained his silence throughout the investigation. He had numerous offers to sell his story, but he never did," a source close to the case says.

"Alberto has maintained his loyalty to Michael Jackson and his children, even after he died. Alberto is very, very loyal, and he will get up on the stand and finally be able to tell the world what really happened on that day."

"Really, Alberto just wants to tell the truth."

The Dr. Conrad Murray trial got underway this week with the stunning claim by the defense that Jackson himself injected himself with the fatal dose.

Yesterday, Michael Amir Williams, a personal assistant to MJ, described Murray as frenzied and panicked in the aftermath of the singer's "bad reaction."

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Amber Portwood walked off set during the filming of the Teen Mom reunion that aired Tuesday night, but not for the reasons many expected.

Surprisingly, the troubled star's meltdown had nothing to do with her legal drama, her controversial relationship with Gary Shirley or her suicide attempt.

It was the memory of her sister.

Awful Amber

Still dealing with the hurt of losing her baby sister to SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), Amber got emotional when Dr. Drew brought up the topic.

It's a sad subject, but do you think everything else going on in her life contributed to that reaction? Or was she just caught off guard by the question?

It'll be interesting to see if she can get her life together or if this is yet another sign of bad things to come for Amber Portwood. In the meantime, tell us:

Which Teen Mom star is the best parent?

 

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Enjoy Jacqueline Laurita for a few more episodes of The Real Housewives of New Jersey this season, viewers. They may be the final time you see her on Bravo.

With rumors swirling that this franchise will replace at least one cast member before next summer, Laurita's name has jumped to the top of the list. Why might she be a goner? Consider these recent Tweets from Jacqueline:

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  • 2b honest.I'm tired of the BS &shitty low life people.I didn't know this was what I signed up 4.I have 2rise above&move on.
  • I can't be part of the Charade anymore.It's unsettling. It's disturbing & against what I stand for. I'm a REAL housewife.

What does Jacqueline Laurita stand for? What qualifies her to be a REAL housewife? It's all very unclear.

But how would you feel if she did not return to the series? That's what we want to know: Do you want to see Jacqueline Laurita come back to The Real Housewives of New Jersey?

 

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TLC continually changes the name of its show 19 Kids and Counting to reflect the increasing number of Duggar offspring. Jim Bob and Michelle? Fertile.

But it reportedly nearly declined by one.

The youngest child of the 21-member Arkansas family has reportedly suffered some serious medical problems while shooting overseas in Israel.

Little Josie-Brooklyn Duggar was born prematurely and is prone to illness, but sources say the demands of their TLC schedule put her more at risk:

The Duggars

“Josie has had serious breathing issues since her premature birth. While the Duggars are a loving family who adore their children, they are defi­nitely risking little Josie’s life by traveling all over the world," says an insider.

"It seems like they are putting the show before their child’s health. Jim Bob and Michelle need to put their chil­dren before media attention and money.”

Definitely out of character for the evangelical Christian family, who - no matter what you think of their lifestyle - live debt free and relatively simply.

Although, as Jon Gosselin can attest, money and fame change people.

Should Jim Bob and Michelle try for baby Duggar #20?

 

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The bad news for Elisabetta Canalis? She was eliminated from Dancing with the Stars this week.

The good news for Elisabetta Canalis? Ex-boyfriend George Clooney made a rare public statement about a relationship and came to the model's defense.

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In response to the latest issue of Us Weekly, which claims Canalis sent the Oscar winner a series of angry text messages after she learned he was dating Stacey Keibler, Clooney has released a statement that reads:

The story "was completely fabricated in order to sell magazines. I never comment on my personal life unless it affects others...and this lie affects others. Since I would be the only actual witness, I ask you to correct your story immediately, but that would assume you cared at all about telling the truth."

Don't hold your breath for a retraction, George.

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T.I. is a free man at last.

The rapper departed an Atlanta halfway house just after midnight. Wisely, he made a quiet exit and did not roll out on a tricked out tour bus with cameras.

All told, Clifford Harris spent 10 months in federal prison for a probation violation after he and Tiny Cottle were arrested in L.A. last year for drug charges.

Free T.I.

The drug charges were later dismissed, but the damage was done as far as his probation - he was released early for his firearms sentence - was concerned.

T.I. was released August 31, only to be pulled back into federal custody right away after heading to the halfway house on a tour bus with TV producers.

This time, he simply got into a chauffeur-driven SUV and left. Congrats, T.I. Hope you and Tiny have a nice reunion ... and that it's not too short-lived.

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LeAnn Rimes has spent much of this year sparring with her weight critics, be they her own Twitter followers, celebrity gossip sites or even fellow stars.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday, the singer says she feels like a victim of bullies - in this case the media - in the wake of the constant speculation.

"I’ve kind of gotten over it when it comes to myself," she said, criticizing those who mock her because it's insulting to people with real eating disorders.

"These are diseases. Using them as name calling, it’s almost bullying. I feel for people are actually going through these diseases. I’m not one of them."

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Asked by Ellen if she's "not anorexic in any way or bulimic at all," Rimes said, "No, I am not but I do feel like the press … they’ve been very irresponsible."

"Calling a lot of people fat or anorexic or bulimic or whatever it may be, it just seems like bullying now," Rimes said, "instead of really taking these diseases seriously that a lot of people are going through."

"That’s good that you got to clear that up," DeGeneres said.

Her husband, Eddie Cibrian, defended Rimes earlier this week, calling his spouse a workout fiend with a very healthy appetite, and the rumors revolving around her body irritate him as "she eats more than I do sometimes!"

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The X Factor manufactured some drama around 19-year old contestant Tiah Tolliver last night.

After telling the judges she hopes to make it "platinum, double platinum and diamond," this full-lipped hopeful broke into a cover of "Impossible." Simon loved it. He said he had a "real feeling" about Tolliver.

But the other panelists didn't agree, causing Cowell to label them as "insane" and leading to another cover by Tiah. This time, of course, she received approval and acceptance into the next round. Was this supposed debate drummed up ahead of time? Of course. But that doesn't change the fact that Tiah Tolliver will be sticking around.

Does she deserve to be? You tell us...