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Oops! Target's bad!

The company has issued a statement and taken steps to rectify an embarrassing situation that stems from a greeting card (below) that's been sitting on its shelves for the past few months and which reads:

Next time you think of dating the bad boy, consider Whitney Houston.

Whitney Houston Card

"The card was in our stores prior to Ms. Houston’s death. As soon as this was brought to our attention, we began the process of removing the card from all applicable stores," the chain told TMZ in response to the controversy.

Somewhere, Bobby Brown is stewing that this card even exists - and then thinking of a way to profit himself off it.

Is this the right move? Should Target take away the cards?

 

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Everyone is just assuming Courtney Robertson wins The Bachelor.

Heck, Us Weekly's new cover story blatantly states that Ben Flajnik proposed to the model - a claim that we won't find out for sure until Monday, March 12.

The Bachelor spoilers have a lot to say on that very subject, but because they have been wrong before, you have to treat this as what it is: Pure speculation.

Not that it's hard to believe. According to Us, Flajnik gets down on one knee on the season finale, but has since soured on his final rose recipient/fiancee.

Ben Flajnik Us Cover

The celebrity news magazine claims that:

  • Ben was "caught" with three girls in one weekend ... which likely means he was hanging out with other women and photographed with them. Seeing that Ben's unable to go near Courtney (or Lindzi Cox), that's not a shock.
  • He's embarrassed by Courtney Robertson (that part we can believe, given that he's gotten to watch the entire season of The Bachelor along with us).
  • Courtney cries on the Women Tell All special (that too).

Us' new issue, out today, will surely reveal more vague, unsourced details of his alleged transgressions, but until then, tell us: Who you THINK he SHOULD pick?

 

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Say hello to Maxton.

Sources tell Us Weekly that Eddie Murphy and Toni Braxton are not merely dating, but are "very into each other." The relationship reportedly got underway four months ago.

  • Eddie Murphy at Tower Heist Premiere
  • Toni Braxton Photograph

Murphy (who has nine children by five women) and Braxton (who has two kids with ex Keri Lewis) are "serious" this insider adds, as the Tower Heist star cheered on the singer backstage at her February 19 concert in Los Angeles.

Murphy was linked in the 1980s to Whitney Houston, but more recently dated Melanie Brown and Tracey Edmonds, exchanging vows in 2008 with the latter in a "symbolic" ceremony that was never made legal.

[Photos: WENN.com]

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The Avengers stars Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson. Need we say more?

No, but we will.

The Joss Whedon-helmed superhero extravaganza has now given us three looks at what happens when Iron Man, the Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow and Hawkeye assemble with the singular goal of saving the world.

No pressure. Not that these badasses even recognize such a concept.

The film arrives May 4. Watch the full-length Avengers trailer below!

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Lindsay Lohan shot an interview with Matt Lauer for Today this morning (it airs Thursday) to promote her SNL appearance, and it was a no-holds-barred sit-down.

Of course, she repeated many of the same talking points as a year ago, when she also sat down with Lauer and professed that she had her $h!t together. Ouch.

Excerpts from what LiLo had to say this time around:

Lindsay Lohan, Gotti Style

On partying hardcore: "It's not my thing anymore. I went out, actually, a few months ago with a friend. And I was so uncomfortable. Not because I felt tempted, just because it was just the same thing that it always was before."

"And it just wasn't fun. I've become more of a homebody. I like that."

On whether she was in denial last year: "Definitely and I think it was ... it's a scary thing to have to kind of express to people ... I wasn't as comfortable with myself then."

"I think it was a fear factor that I had. I had to get that wakeup call."

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We would've loved to use the headline "Cat DOMINATES at Shell Game" here, but dude only went 2-for-3. Which is still good (better than most people even), just not dominant.

Keep practicing, kitty!

Nevertheless, you gotta respect the sheer focus and determination exhibited by the feline subject of this fun viral video. He is LOCKED IN on the popular gambling pastime.

Watch in awe at this cat's quasi-mastery of the shell game below:

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Sacha Baron Cohen has courted controversy over the last couple weeks, first by campaigning to attend the Oscars as his character from The Dictator - Admiral General Aladeen from the fictional Republic of Wadiya - and then by dumping a fake urn of ashes on Ryan Seacrest at the ceremony.

But the National Network for Arab American Communities is taking issue with the actor for a very different reason.

In an Op-Ed for The Huffington Post, Director Nadia Tonova slams Cohen for the "damaging lunacy" of this portrayal, arguing that it perpetuates dangerous stereotypes.

Sacha Baron Cohen is The Dictator

"Arabs are among the few cultures that Hollywood still exploits with impunity," Tonova writes. "Routinely, we are profiled as unsavory or sultry characters - generally terrorists, dictators, sheikhs, oil tycoons or Bedouins. But it's not just Hollywood that perpetuates this imagery.

"These stereotypes are promoted through the media, law enforcement, our courts, legislatures, Congress and our political candidates. They become an ugly message that trickles down to the general public: Arabs and Muslims are untrustworthy; they are un-American; they are... fill the blank."

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Though she has publicly denied she’s pregnant, sources say trashy Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is indeed with child - and making plans to cash in on the offspring ASAP.

Polizzi, 24, is carrying her first child with boyfriend Jionni LaValle, and is roughly three months along, the N.Y. Post claims. Star reported this a few weeks back.

Sources say the reality star has already brokered a deal to announce the news on the cover of Us Weekly after she shopped the story to big celebrity magazines.

Snooki Smoking

However, sources tell Page Six that MTV is worried about how to manage the news, given that Snooki’s drunken, idiotic ways just scored her a spinoff with JWoww.

“MTV went into crisis mode after they found out,” said a source. “They’re trying to hide it because it would greatly affect the creative direction of the show.”

The new show has begun taping and focuses on the ladies’ relationship as friends and roommates in Jersey City, N.J., and whatever adventures come their way.

Star reported a few weeks ago that Jionni got Snooki pregnant but that she'd told “only her close friends and family.” But she denied it straight up on GMA.

Since then, Polizzi, who has notably lost at least 20 pounds off of her 4-foot-9 frame over the last year, has started filming her new show in Jersey City.

Pics taken on set shown her carrying large bags to hide her belly. A rep for MTV “doesn’t comment on series in production.” Polizzi’s rep also did not comment.

Stay tuned, and prepare for the collective world I.Q. to possibly drop a bit.

UPDATE: A fairly reputable source, Marc Malkin of E! News, tweeted that a source confirmed the Post story and that Snooki is indeed with child. Goodness.

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Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "JWoww" Farley recently began shooting their Jersey Shore spinoff ... which may or may not be derailed because Snooki is pregnant.

Possible baby Snookis aside, the girls recently dished to Us about the show:

"It's going to be me and Nicole living in a house: our ups and downs, relationships with our boyfriends who we love dearly, our families - who are insane! - and our friends who you really don't get to see on [Jersey Shore]," Jenni said.

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Viewers will see a different, reserved side of the two stars, Snook promised.

"We want it to be different than Jersey Shore, so it's not always going to at the club, drinking and partying. It's the first time I'm going to be on my own for real."

"You've only seen the party side of us. Now you'll see the sober side."

Yeah right. Check out a brief interview with the two stars post-jump:

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Did Heejun Han do enough to earn your American Idol vote?

The semifinalist took to the stage last night and belted out a version of "Angels," a song Steve Tyler deemed as the wrong selection.

But Tyler's fellow panelists had nothing but praise for Han - a common theme all night for Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson - with J. Lo saying the hopeful possesses a voice "smooth as silk" and Randy simply stating: You are a mad talented guy. Will that be enough to advance Heejun to the finals?

Judge for yourself:

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