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President Barack Obama joked at the White House Correspondents' dinner this weekend that an alarming percentage of poll respondents prefer his better half.

Self-deprecation aside, First Lady Michelle Obama more than holds her own, and not just when it comes to besting Ellen at pushups or being a fashion icon.

For Saturday's Hollywood-meets-Washington bash, President Obama's wife, 48, looked regal yet flirty in a strapless paisley organza gown by Naemm Khan:

Beautiful Michelle Obama Photo

The mother of two accentuated the dress by wearing her hair in loose, tousled waves, accessorized with gold hoop earrings. As always, the end result was stunning.

Mrs. Obama cracked up sitting next to the night's host Jimmy Kimmel, who roasted the President and scores of other A-list attendees during a 25-minute speech.

The night's guests included George Clooney, Reese Witherspoon, Kim Kardashian, Eva Longoria, Anna Paquin, Steven Spielberg, Tony Romo, Candice Crawford, Matthew Morrison, Kate Hudson, Rick Santorum and Lindsay Lohan.

What do you think of Michelle Obama's dress?

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Producers of VH1's Basketball Wives are thinking about filing a lawsuit against cast member Jennifer Williams for publicly trashing the reality show.

After Jennifer Williams sued Nia Crooks for slapping her in the face while taping an episode (below), VH1 reportedly became absolutely livid with her.

Now producers are ready rebut Williams' legal and media rampage, during which she said the show portrays African-American women negatively.

Producers feel Williams' lawsuit is frivolous - her contract says she waives such a right to sue based on physical confrontations, the network says.

Moreover, her explicit show-bashing is in violation of her contract, which forbids cast members from doing media appearances or press without approval.

Or speaking negatively about the show, which the nut job clearly has.

VH1 feels J-Dubs is "ruining the brand" they worked so hard to build, which is hilarious, but actually not a legal stretch if she's in breach of contract.

Crooks, for her part, was charged with battery for the slap. Really.

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Lamar Odom has succeeded where so many before him have failed: at standing up to Kris Jenner.

The Kardashian matriarch had reportedly been pressuring her son-in-law to give up professional basketball and dedicate himself fully to the life of a talentless, shameless hack reality TV star.

But TMZ now confirms Odom has gone in the opposite direction and will be concluding his series with wife Khloe Kardashian after this season in order to focus on his faltering NBA career.

Khloe & Lamar Picture

The heretofore solid sixth man was placed on the inactive list by the Dallas Mavericks a few weeks ago after failing to connect with teammates, showing general laziness and falling to career lows in points and rebounds.

He's now intent, though, on reviving his career, with insiders saying he'll reside full-time in Los Angeles and work out with personal trainers.

The most recent episode of Khloe & Lamar earned -65 points from our critic, as it focused on Khloe's family visiting the struggling couple in Dallas.

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Teen Mom star Amber Portwood has been ordered by a judge to pay money to compensate the real estate company that was suing to evict her. Why?

For lying about her income and qualifying, illegally, for government subsidized housing as a result of that lie. Some people will do anything for a buck.

While Portwood was in jail this winter, a rental company sued her for eviction after they saw she lied about her "low-income" status on her application.

Amber's income in 2010? A modest $280,000.

Gary Shirley, Amber Portwood

Amber and baby daddy Gary Shirley in happier times.

This disqualifies her from subsidized government housing, clearly, and an Indiana judge ruled in the rental company's favor in the case earlier this month.

Amber Portwood not bothering to respond to the suit probably didn't help her cause. She must pay the company back or face further legal consequences.

Otherwise it's back to the slammer, most likely, given that she's been on thin ice with probation as it is. At least jail is free, however. Food for thought.

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Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson of The Bachelor made sure everyone remembers they are still together as they hosted a party at Las Vegas' PURE nightclub.

Because nothing says "normal couple" like paid appearances in Sin City.

The couple got up close and personal poolside on Saturday as they smooched at the Wet Republic Ultra Pool party, then walked the red carpet that night ...

  • Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson Pose
  • Ben and Courtney Photo

The pair, who have been plagued with rumors of a split since the March season finale of the reality show, seemed to revel in being the guests of honor for the night.

People were quick to write them off after the way she conducted herself all winter, but by making it a few months already, they've already exceeded expectations.

What do you think: Will Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson last?

 

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Take cover, Katniss Everdeen and the cast of Think Like a Man, The Avengers is coming for you.

While this Marvel blockbuster doesn't open until May 4 in the United States, it's international box office haul from this weekend portends a record-shattering few days ahead in America, as The Avengers raked in $178 million worldwide from Wednesday to Sunday.

For some perspective:

  • That's more than Battleship grossed in in its first two weeks abroad, and nearly what The Hunger Games has earned in over a month.
  • That figure alone would make The Avengers the third highest-grossing film of 2012 domestically.
  • It garnered the most from Great Britain, $24.7 million
  • It hasn't even opened yet in such huge markets as China, Japan or Russia.

Or the U.S., of course. Are you excited for The Avengers?

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Does Rick Santorum have a crush on Lindsay Lohan?

The former presidential candidate reportedly asked the actress to pose for a photo at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, then awkwardly denied it.

Lohan was sitting with Greta Van Susteren, whose invitation to the star drew fire from Meghan McCain, at the annual event when Santorum approached.

He reportedly asked Lindsay to take a picture of him with Van Susteren, then snapped a photo of Lohan. Not along with him, just a photo of Lohan. Alone.

  • Lindsay Looking Sober
  • Rick Santorum Photo

Random? Sure. But probably harmless. The funny part is that when asked about this by a reporter shortly after, he dodged the question unnecessarily.

"I took a picture of a lot of people tonight," the visibly uncomfortable politician said, as though he could not remember what happened minutes earlier.

It's really okay Rick. You're allowed to be a little enamored with this sultry, captivating, slow-moving train wreck of an individual. We clearly are.

Santorum dropped out of the Republican presidential race this month, having given Mitt Romney an impressively strong run considering that he's Rick Santorum.

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The strange case of Thomas Beatie - an individual born as a woman, but known as The Pregnant Man for undergoing gender reassignment surgeries during pregnancy and soon after - is only growing stranger.

Earlier this month, we reported that Thomas and wife Nancy were separated. Then, it came out that the former has filed divorce documents in which he accuses the latter of assault.

Now, TMZ reports that Nancy Beatie is broke and homeless, often living out of her car.

Thomas and Nancy Beatie

"I'm house sitting right now, cleaning it for another two days… but I don't know where I'll go after that," Nancy tells the site of her predicament, adding that she's been pawning possessions for cash. "I have some junk gold that I grabbed when I had to leave... broken rings and bracelets, not worth much but it's a start."

Thomas alleges that Nancy is a violent alcoholic who has assaulted him, unprovoked, on numerous occasions. A judge has granted him a restraining order against his estranged wife, limiting her time with the couple's three kids.

A May 7 hearing regarding spousal support and custody will be the next step for the troubled couple.

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She had her baby months ago, but Beyonce is now commenting on - and speaking out against - claims that she was faking her pregnancy for the first time.

"That was crazy," the 30-year-old said of rumors that a surrogate was carrying her and Jay-Z's first child together. "It wasn't hurtful, and it was just crazy."

"[I thought] ‘Where did they come up with this?'"

Blue Ivy Photo

Equally insane, she said, was the rumor surfacing after this Australian TV interview, in which Bey's baby bump appeared to "deflate" when she sat down.

"It was a fabric that folded ...does fabric not fold?," Beyonce said of the prosthetic baby bump rumor tabloids soon ran with. "Oh my gosh, so stupid."

She and Jay-Z weren't the only ones miffed by it.

Younger sister Solange was vocal about the "ignorance" on Twitter, while tales of surrogacy also upset The "Love on Top" singer's mom, Tina Knowles.

"I thought it was very unfair and very cruel that someone would think that someone would be that diabolical to keep up a charade like that," Tina said.

In spite of all the "stupid rumors," Beyonce said "love and well wishes" from fans and the utter joy of welcoming Blue Ivy Carter helped her get over it.

Looking at the photo above, you can see how.

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Katherine Heigl is long gone, but Knocked Up is getting a sequel. Sort of.

This is 40 stars Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, who reprise their roles as Heigl’s sister and brother-in-law from the 2007 hit, in an examination of ... turning 40.

Director Judd Apatow's real-life children, Maude and Iris Apatow, are back for the quasi-sequel as well as the offspring of the nearly-middle-aged couple.

The film, which also features Jason Segel and Melissa McCarthy, chronicles the angst of hitting the big 4-0 as only Apatow can. This is the trailer for This is 40: