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Michele Bachmann is railing against Ron Paul and Kent Sorenson, who left his post as head of her Iowa campaign effort to go work for her rival instead.

Presidential hopeful Bachmann implied that Paul, who is running much stronger in Iowa, bought off her key staffer a week before the state's caucuses.

"Kent Sorenson personally told me he was offered a large sum of money to go to work for the Paul campaign," Bachmann said in a statement to Fox News.

"Kent campaigned with us earlier this afternoon and went immediately afterward to a Ron Paul event and announced he is changing teams."

"Kent said to me yesterday that 'everyone sells out in Iowa, why shouldn't I?' then he told me he would stay with our campaign," Bachmann added.

"The Ron Paul campaign has to answer for its actions."

In response, Paul's campaign said Bachmann's Iowa political director "unequivocally stated Kent Sorenson's decision was in no way financially motivated."

Sorenson attributed his decision to Paul's higher standing in polls, where he is battling Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum for the top spot.

Jesse Benton, Paul's national campaign chairman, welcomed the endorsement from Sorenson, himself an Iowa State Senator, before the Jan. 3 vote:

"Congressman Paul is delighted to accept the endorsement of Senator Kent Sorenson, whose blessing and assistance carry a great deal [of] weight."

"He doesn't take this decision lightly, which says a lot about the senator and Ron Paul." He also picked up an endorsement from Kelly Clarkson this week.

Can he pull off a masterstroke and upset the field next week? Stay tuned.

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Alex Rodriguez had been laying low since his split with Cameron Diaz and failure to come through in the 2011 playoffs, but he's apparently hitting it out of the park again.

He's reportedly dating Torrie Wilson.

A 36-year-old model and former pro wrestler, Wilson spent the holidays with her family in Boise, Idaho, where A-Rod was coincidentally spotted as well. HMM.

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  • Torrie Wilson Picture

Boise news anchor Mike Murad even tweeted a photo of A-Rod running on the treadmill at the local gym and said, "I was told he was visiting a friend."

Moreover, eyewitness Randy Simon told the Idaho Stateman that the New York Yankees third baseman, also 36, was at the gym with Torrie Wilson.

A-Rod and Torrie's Idaho trip isn't the first time the two have been spotted together. On Dec. 4, the couple were photographed riding bikes in Miami.

Earlier this year, A-Rod was vacationing in Mexico with friends George Clooney and Stacy Keibler. Torrie, a close friend of Stacy, was also on hand.

Seems like they may have each other in a romantic choke hold, or something.

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Chris Brown. Rihanna.

Fairly or not, these two music stars will be forever linked by a hot romance that ended in a highly publicized 2009 assault that Chris later pleaded guilty to.

In the nearly three years since, regardless of what the public thinks, the two are on good terms - or at least neutral terms - and putting it behind them.

Both have nothing but supportive words, seeking to downplay the incident and move on. But has the tumultuous relationship now struck up again?

Chris and Rihanna

Yesterday, Breezy posted, "Love U more than u know!"

Two minutes later, Ri said, "I'll always love you #1love."

Coincidence? Maybe, but two minutes later?

Rihanna has defended why she even follows Brown on Twitter and has shared that she's still a "fan" of his and "excited" for his comeback, which we can see.

But it makes you wonder. Are they rekindling a romance or are they just unrelated? If they were directed at someone else, why not Tweet at them? So odd.

Then there's this:

Earlier, Brown's mom tweeted, "HELLO LADY I MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU!!!!! YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!!!!" Rihanna tweeted shortly after, "Miss+Love u 2"

Weigh in with your comments and theories below.

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Despite her claims to have passed on New Year's gigs to focus on turning over a new leaf, Lindsay Lohan will ring in 2012 at a RAGING PARTY in Dubai.

So says an overseas party planning company, at least.

Lohan claims that's complete BS though, and is threatening legal action, saying they're just using her name to promote the event, according to TMZ.

Lindsay is reportedly pissed, and rightfully so, that she's been tied to a NYE bash on the Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise ship in Dubai, since she ain't going.

Lindsay in Black

Her always-busy legal team is pounding out a cease and desist letter claiming that she can and is prepared to sue if they continue to lie about Lohan's NYE plans.

Lohan's rep, Steve Honig, says in a statement:

"Lindsay is not going to Dubai, nor had she ever considered doing so. She will be spending New Year's Eve in L.A. with a few close friends and family."

Sorry, people of Dubai. If you want to overpay to party with a celeb who actually will show up, and be painfully boring, go check out Kim Kardashian at Tao Las Vegas.

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Two athletic icons celebrate a birthday today, and it's rather clear what gift both need.

First, LeBron James turns 27. The Miami Heat superstar and his squad are off to a strong start to the 2011-2012 season, currently 3-0 thanks to a buzzer-beating victory Wednesday night against Charlotte.

Have you seen their latest introductory video? Someone needs to get this guy a mansion just for his ego.

  • LeBron James in Miami
  • Tiger Woods on the Course

Tiger Woods, meanwhile, is now 35. He actually won a golf tournament to close out 2011 and could use a hug. His most famous mistress is pregnant with someone else's baby, after all. That's gotta hurt.

Other celebrities celebrating birthdays today include: Kristin Kreuk (29), Eliza Dushku  (31), Sean Hannity  (50) and Matt Lauer  (54).

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Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant scored 30 points and hit a game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer to lift the host Thunder to a 104-102 win over Dallas last night.

In a rematch of last season's Western Conference finals, OKC let Dallas erase a five-point deficit in the final 46 seconds, but moved to 4-0 on Durant's buzzer-beater.

Dirk Nowitzki had 29 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Mavericks, whose title defense is off to an 0-3 start after this demoralizing shot by Durant:

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Rachel Uchitel, who confirmed she's expecting with an oh-so-cute Tweet earlier this week, is having a girl. That ought to make for some interesting conversations someday when the younger Uchitel decides to Google mom.

She and husband Matt Hahn are very excited about the female bundle of joy and are already stocking up preparing for her arrival. Rache is five months along.

Rache Uchitel

It was TMZ who first scooped the sex of the baby. Don't ask us how, but those guys are never wrong. Maybe they just got ahold of the wedding registry.

Uchitel, whose affair with Tiger Woods, and before that David Boreanaz - both men were married with children at the time - put her on the map, is due in April.

Congratulations and good luck to Matt Hahn - you'll need it B!

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Kris Humphries and the New Jersey Nets endured another blowout loss last night, falling by 16 points to the Magic in Orlando.

It was a relatively quiet night for the former Mr. Kim Kardashian, who only attempted five shots and finished with nine points and 10 rebounds. He also had an assist and a block in 35 minutes of action; or 37 fewer minutes of action than days his marriage to the reality star lasted.

Magic superstar Dwight Howard fell two boards shy of a career high, pulling down 24 rebounds, while Ryan Anderson scored 22 for Orlando.

The Nets will remain on the road for the next two games, playing at Atlanta and Cleveland tonight and Sunday night, respectively.

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Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who starred in the cute '09 film 500 Days of Summer, are now starring in a cute, timely online video duet!

The hipster twosome reunited this week to perform an impressive acoustic version of Nancy Wilson's song "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?"

Zooey, who now stars on Fox's New Girl, and Joseph, whose musical skills nearly rival his impressive acting resume, says they're "dearest friends."

Now that she's a single new girl again, maybe their long friendship will one day turn into something more? Here's sort of hoping after watching this:

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On Christmas Day, Ben Breedlove - a teenager in Austin who who suffered for years from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy - passed away, but not before he recorded a pair of moving YouTube videos.

In the messages, Breedlove tells his life story, including multiple brushes with death, the final one taking place when he passed out in his high school hallway, leading to a peaceful vision that included a white room, a white suit and a visit from his favorite rapper, Kid Cudi.

"I then looked at myself in the mirror," Breedlove writes on a notecard in the video. "I was proud of MYSELF, of my entire life, everything I have done."

Ben's mother says the videos were a "gift" to the family, while Kid Cudi has chimed in on his blog, writing:

"This is why I do what I do. Why I write my life, and why I love you all so much. Life is really f– up sometimes... I know Ben is at Peace. To Ben's family, you raised a real hero, he's definitely mine."

Amen.