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Aging, overrated New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is under investigation for participating in Hollywood’s underground poker ring, according to reports.

Major League Baseball is looking into a convicted fraudster’s stunning confession that the oft-controversial Yankees slugger played in high-stakes tournaments.

Illegal ones that included celebrities Tobey Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, and a jailed hedge fund manager, Bradley Ruderman.

Nose Picking By Alex Rodriguez

Ruderman embezzled $25 million of his clients’ money and used $5.2 million of it to pay off gambling debts, admitting that he played against Rodriguez, 36.

Maguire has been sued to recover part of the winnings.

“Like all situations, when we receive new information we investigate,” said a spokesperson for MLB, which interviewed, but did not punish A-Rod, once before.

The crooked Ponzi Scheme mastermind used his clients’ millions to pay off star players including Tobey Maguire and The Notebook director Nick Cassavetes.

Multiple eyewitnesses at the games confirmed that Rodriguez was involved, but say his participation was limited. The baseball great has not commented.

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Camille Grammer is officially out of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Might she soon be joined by a pair of now-former co-stars?

Insiders tell Hollywood Life that Taylor Armstrong and Kim Richards will be phased out of the upcoming season because Bravo wants to make room for a pair of new castmates: Yolanda Hadid and Marisa Zanuck.

Taylor Armstrong and Kim Richards

“Taylor’s appearances on Housewives will be greatly reduced," a source says of Armstrong. "The producers don’t want to concentrate on Taylor anymore. They want a fresh start and new storylines.”

The same apparently applies to Kim, who recently completed a stint in rehab. According to this same mole, Richards' appearances on season tree "will be minimal."

What do you think of this news? Will you miss Taylor? Kim? Or are you looking forward to Armstrong having more opportunities to make money off her husband's death?

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An elderly couple has reached a settlement with director Spike Lee after the pair had to abandon their home after he erroneously re-tweeted their address as that of George Zimmerman, the Florida man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin.

The couple's attorney, Matt Morgan, announced the settlement Thursday.

Specifics of the settlement weren't disclosed, but Morgan says Lee proactively called the couple to apologize profusely for re-tweeting their address.

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Elaine and David McClain are in their 70s. Elaine's son from a previous marriage is named William George Zimmerman, who once lived in their home.

He is no relation to 28-year-old George Zimmerman, who has controversially not been charged with a crime after he killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

The neighborhood watch volunteer has said he acted in self-defense, but the issue has raised racial tensions and widespread outrage across the U.S.

After someone posted the address believed to be Zimmerman's, Lee's re-tweet sent it to 250,000 people, some of whom harassed the McClains.

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In honor of Aerosmith announcing a new tour and album, allow us to say the following about Charles Barkley in his new campaign for Weight Watchers:

Dude looks like a lady!

Charles Barkley Weight Watchers Ad

The Round Mound of Rebound shows off a couple other round mounds in the first photo released on behalf of a commercial that will start airing on April 8.

“Diet is not a man’s word because we don’t like to diet - we like to eat,” said Barkley in a press release for the company, which signed him as a spokesperson last fall.

“Like a lot of athletes, I’ve gained weight since I’ve retired. But, I don’t want to be a fat, old man taking lots of pills. Weight Watchers is helping me change my lifestyle and learn how to make smarter eating choices anywhere I am.”

Barkley, an NBA Hall of Famer, says he's lost 40 pounds since starting the program last year.

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It was date night for The Bachelor's Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson last night.

The two stepped out in L.A. at Svedka's 2nd Annual Night of a Billion Reality Stars bash with fellow reality fixtures such as Jon Gosselin, Kyle Richards, Ali Fedotowsky, Teresa Giudice, Gretchen Rossi. Like a C-list Who's Who right there.

Clearly, after everything that's gone down, Ben and Courtney were the center of attention. They said that's starting to fade as they settle into normal life, however, and they really couldn't be happier for their 15 minutes to fade away.

  • Ben Flajnik Topless Pic
  • Court Robertson

"It's getting close," Flajnik said of returning to normalcy after the past year. "Now that the show's over and the star's fading ... [it's] wonderful for us."

"We're getting there," Courtney Robertson added.

Although the couple have an army of skeptics, they say they've learned "lots" about each other since the end of the Bachelor's filming and its aftermath.

"The thing people don't know is that when the show was airing we spent a lot of time together, and we were off almost every weekend," Ben explained.

"We got to know each other really well."

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Steven Tyler stole the spotlight for a few moments on American Idol last night, announcing that he and Aerosmith will be hitting the tour this summer for the band's first tour since 2009.

"We're calling the tour the Global Warming Tour," Tyler said like only he can. "Because of the fire. Yo tengo el fuego."

Joe Perry and Steven Tyler

Earlier in the day, Tyler gathered at the Grove in Los Angeles - along with bandmate Joe Perry - and also revealed that the legendary group will release a new album - its first in eight years - some time later this year.

"We've been underground for four months, doing what we do best," said Tyler, adding that they're two songs away from completion on the CD.

But back to the tour: it will kick off on June 16 in Minneapolis, Cheap Trick will open and tickets go on sale tomorrow. Sounds like Amazing news to us! We aren't Cryin upon hearing it! And we Don't Wanna Miss a Thing when it comes to Aerosmith!

(Sorry.)

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She recently Tweeted her engagement photo. Now Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is showing off the perks of her pregnancy on Twitter. Sort of literally.

The Jersey Shore train wreck, 24, may have just shed some weight, but now that she's wild child, she's proud of what she's gained elsewhere.

We are talking about in the chestal region:

Snook Up Close

"I got swagger with my pregnant self," Polizzi Tweeted, showing some serious cleavage peeking out of her neon yellow top in what would actually be sort of a hot photo if we weren't talking about Snooki. So it goes.

Snooki and Jionni LaValle officially announced their pregnancy in March, more than a month after tabloids got wind of it and it was all but confirmed anyway.

While there's no word on what her co-stars, like one-time hookup Vinny Guadagnino, think of her body, they think she'll be a great mom ... what about you?

Will Snooki be a good mom?

 

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Amid word that E.L. James' best-selling novel Fifty Shades of Grey is being developed into a movie, speculation has already arisen as to who should play the leads.

The NSFW book's protagonist, Anastasia Steele, and her troubled, controlling man, 27-year-old millionaire Christian Grey, will surely be sought-after roles.

Which actor would best embody the young, attractive, tall, finely dressed character with "unruly dark-copper-colored hair and intense, bright gray eyes"?

Or the smoking hot seductress - she of the "vulnerable qualities" but "mahogany hair," "big blue eyes" and "flawless" skin - that he can't get enough of?

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Vote in our surveys to tell us who you think should play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in 50 Shades of Grey, and comment below with other ideas!

Who should play Christian?

 

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While anonymous quotes and ridiculous tabloid headlines make it difficult to take any feud between Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries seriously, there truly is a legal battle being waged here.

The latest salvo: Lawyers for the Nets power forward have filed documents in court that ask a judge to force Kim's hand; or her bank account, as the case may be.

  • Kris Humphries in a Hoodie
  • Kim Kardashian, Post-Meal

Humphries contends that Kardashian is obligated to disclose all assets and liabilities accumulated during the couple's 72-day marriage. Translation: if decreed by the court, Kim will be required to open up her financial records, making it clear just how much the pair banked from its union.

Most of this legal conjecture stems from Kim donating twice the value of her and Kris' wedding gifts to charity earlier this month. Says a lawyer for Humphries:

"A spouse may not make a gift of community personal property, or dispose of community personal property for less than fair and reasonable value, without the written consent of the other spouse." 

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Move on over, Backstreet Boys. Slide over a bit, New Kids On the Block. There's room in this recent boy band revival movement for one more.

Pop group 98 Degrees is reuniting!

The crew - Jeff Timmons, Justin Jeffre, expectant father Nick Lachey and his brother, Dancing with the Stars winner Drew Lachey - is planning a 15-city tour.

98 Degrees was best known for their hits "Because of You" and "Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)." And for looking oh-so-cute in group shots like this:

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Rumors of the boy band's reunion began Wednesday after the group's website was updated for the first time in a decade, with a new design and logo.

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