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Jon Gosselin has hired a new attorney to represent him in his custody battle with his wife Kate Gosselin. She should expect to be fired by mid-May.

Family law expert Mary Vidas will now handle the lawyering for the former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star, who recently fired his last attorney, Anthony List.

That dude repeatedly blasted Kate, after which Jon claimed List never represented him. Guy has issues keeping attorneys and girlfriends straight.

Kate’s lawyer Mark Momjian, has been notified that Vidas is now handling the case, though, so it looks like Jon actually did green light this move.

We wouldn't get too comfortable if we were Mary Vidas, though. Or Ellen Ross.

Jon and the Kiddies

Jon with the kids! Smiling kids! Must be an old, old photo.

Despite bracing for a court battle, Jon says he wants to resolve things amicably with his ex-wife regarding future child support and custody terms.

Reports that Jon was about to drop his custody lawsuit surfaced yesterday, and sources say Jon and Kate are working behind the scenes on this.

At issue: Jon being broke, and wanting to spend more time with the kids.

We'll see how that all shakes out. Vidas will represent Jon Gosselin at his next custody hearing at Berks County Court in Reading, Pa., next month.

Better bring a bodyguard ... Hailey Glassman may try to take him out.

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After a bitter exchange of allegations that spanned the better part of a week, are UFC star Tito Ortiz and porn queen Jenna Jameson ready to call a truce?

Both seem to want the matter to die down and are withdrawing allegations resulting in, and from, Tito's felony domestic violence arrest earlier this week.

Jenna said Tito Ortiz assaulted her during an argument. She now says:

"What actually happened has been dramatically distorted and misinterpreted; Remarks Tito and I made after the police arrived reflect the state of shock we were both in."

In other words, he didn't do it, or she's covering for him.

What happened between Tito and Jenna? We may never know.

Tito insinuated that Jenna is an OxyContin addict who relapsed and hurt herself that day. But now the fighter's position is dramatically different as well.

He claims he found two OxyContin pills in a pair of her pants pocket and may have jumped to conclusions, as Jenna says the pills were very old. Tito's lawyer, Chip Matthews, now says the whole thing was "a big misunderstanding."

Jenna passed a drug test a day after the incident.

Why the change of heart? Tito stands to lose $15 million - his UFC contract plus other deals he's a part of - if he's prosecuted for domestic violence.

Makes sense that they want this drama to disappear ASAP. It's obviously less consequential if the case goes away, but whose story did you believe?

 

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Randy Quaid and wife Evi Quaid took a plea deal yesterday, ending a strange legal odyssey that was completely unnecessary and yet highly entertaining.

A judge tossed charges against the odd actor, while his wife pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor in their Santa Barbara, Calif., hotel bill-skipping case.

Under terms of the plea deal, both escaped additional jail time – they were already thrown in jail for missing court dates on several different occasions.

Evi Quaid must perform 240 hours of community service within a year.

  • Evi Quaid Mug Shot
  • Randy Quaid Mug Shot

CRAZY QUAIDS FREED: Innkeepers, put up the No Vacancy signs!

Outside court, Randy Quaid said the case taught him "you pay your bills when you leave, and I suppose that's something we can work on in the future."

Paying bills of $10,000? Not something most of us would forget to do.

Randy feels that he was treated a bit more harshly because of his celebrity status, although deliberately thumbing your nose at the law doesn't help.

The Quaids were accused of failing to pay a more than $10,000 hotel bill at an exclusive Santa Barbara resort and they had faced three felony counts.

Evi pleaded to the lesser misdemeanor of defrauding an innkeeper, maintaining that she thought they could pay the bills later by mail. Mmmkay.

We look forward to the couple's next bizarre legal altercation.

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Chelsea Handler sure has an interesting definition of "sex tape." And "humor."

On Wednesday night, reports surfaced regarding a decade-old Chelsea Handler sex tape featuring the talk show host getting down, dirty and X-rated.

I'd Handler

In the tape, the future Chelsea Lately hostess does a typical stand-up routine before taking off all of her clothes and engaging in explicit sexual acts.

In short, she has sex. On tape. Pretty straightforward. But her rep insists: "It isn't a sex tape. It's a tape that was done for a stand up comedy bit."

We don't know how in the heck that passes for comedy ... then again, that applies to Chelsea in general a lot of the time, so we suppose we'll buy it.

MAN HANDLER: Chelsea got down and dirty on her non-sex tape.

On her show Wednesday night, Handler herself addressed the alleged sex video, and didn't deny it exists or dispute reports of its explicit content.

Instead, she quipped, "Thanks for ruining my surprise Christmas gift to my staff."

"It was a joke. I put it on an audition tape for a comedy club because I'm a comedian. I've been showing it at birthday parties for f***ing years!"

We suppose we believe her, but that's just ... strange. Almost as weird as the Chuy Bravo sex tape. Both of which we're ready to move past.

Handler also claims that she received a a $1 million offer to market the tape, and responded: "And you know what I said? I'm not worth it."

Well, there you have it. You gotta give Chels props for being honest and self-deprecating ... even if her idea of humor is a little unusual.

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"If you're having girl problems I feel bad for you son ... I got 99 problems but a b!tch ain't one." - Jay-Z

If only Samantha Ronson could say the same. Whatever dumpster Lindsay Lohan ended up in last night, she got the obligatory, accusatory Tweets out first.

Alleging that her ex is selling her out to celebrity gossip sites, along with plenty of other gibberish, the train wreck had this to say to her DJ ex:

  • I'm pretty sure that @samantharonson just threw a fit @33years old and my friend tal @draishollywood ... illegally open NOW at this hour
  • Asked me, after being here jus 4 Timbalands birthday-to leave even though she stayed over just 2nights ago-tired of @samantharonson
  • Playing the innocent card, while chatting to tmz just like my ex-father, when all I've ever done is fall for a girl

Yep. All she's ever done is fall for a girl ... hurl drinks at a girl, accuse a girl of doing Miley's ex, fall in a cactus, and have DFCS officials visit, etc.

  • Lindsay in Shambles
  • Sa-man-tha

WHAT A MESS: We sympathize with Samantha.

This rant apparently resulted from LL getting kicked out of a club (so much for her retirement) last night at Ronson's request after she went insane in there.

Sam's response to Lindsay's online babbling was to Tweet the following:

  • "I'm not here. This isn't happening."
  • If I sing that to myself enough times will it be true?
  • One more thing- if you're gonna be an idiot an do coke- do it outside the bathroom- some of us actually use them to pee in.
  • Jack and crack will make for some crazy tweets.

Indeed. We eagerly await her retaliatory Tweets once the janitor tosses the previous night's trash into the bin outside the club and she wakes up in there.

NOTE: Follow THG on Twitter ... we won't spread lies about you.

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Rielle Hunter, mistress to that disgrace John Edwards and mother to his two-year-old love child, gives her first TV interview today on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

The weird videographer recounts how the former presidential candidate's cancer-stricken wife, Elizabeth, slowly learned the full extent of his affair with Rielle.

Slowly being the operative word.

Rielle Hunter recalls how it was Elizabeth who encouraged John to come clean about his infidelity in 2008 ... even though she didn't know "the whole truth."

In the first interview John gave confirming his affair with Rielle, he denied fathering her child. Edwards finally admitted it earlier this year. What a sleaze.

Rielle Hunter on Oprah Winfrey

Perhaps the most disturbing thing about Rielle Hunter? Besides the fact that she's still around at all? She somehow denies breaking up the politician's marriage.

"She doesn't think she's a home wrecker," Winfrey told the AP regarding Hunter. "She does not think she played a key role in breaking up the Edwards marriage."

Hunter told GQ in March (after taking off her pants, then dubiously claiming she was repulsed by the photos): "Infidelity doesn't happen in healthy marriages."

"The break in marriage happens before infidelity. That break happened, you know, two-and-a-half decades before I got there. The home was wrecked already."

Whatever helps you sleep at night, loser.

John and Elizabeth recently separated after 33 years of marriage. They had four children together. Follow the jump for the first clip of Rielle on Oprah ...

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After Sandra Bullock announced that she was divorcing Jesse James and adopting a baby from New Orleans, much of the celebrity gossip world rejoiced.

Not that a marriage ending is cause for celebration, but this guy was clearly not the same one she married, and things weren't about to be patched up.

James, Jesse

The Michelle "Bombshell" McGee was just the tip of the iceberg for James, whose pattern of cheating (and love of Nazi stuff) drove poor Sandy away.

Now, the embattled James is speaking out for the first time about Bullock's decision to end their marriage and raise their new baby as a single mom.

He tells People, "My whole life has been full of hard decisions."

"The decision to let my wife end our marriage, and continue the adoption of Louis on her own, has been the hardest. The love I have for Louis cannot be put to words. Not having him around to love and to hold has left a huge hole in my heart."

"Sandy is the love of my life, but considering the pain and devastation I have caused her, it would be selfish to not let her go. Right now it is time for me to beat this addiction that has taken two of the things I love the most in life."

"I have always taken great pride in proving people wrong. That time has come again to show that I am not what everyone says I am. I know in my heart that I can be the best father possible to my four children, and the mate Sandy deserves."

"I realize that this is an incredible mountain to climb. But I believe that the steps I have taken in the last 30 days are the foundation for making this happen. The lifelong commitment I am making is what being a real husband and father is all about."

"I ask that you please do not judge Sandy for the things I have done. She has done no wrong. She played no part in any of this. She has been an amazing wife, mother, and best friend, for the over 6 years we have been together."

Dude, nobody's judging Sandy. That line reminds us of when Jay Leno begged us not to blame Conan O'Brien ... who Jay basically forced out of NBC.

We're obviously fully supportive of Bullock, but hopefully, for the sake of his children, Jesse is serious about changing and gets his freaking act together.

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Jenna Jameson claims Tito Ortiz is full of it when accusing her of being high on OxyContin during their altercation Monday - because she passed a drug test.

One day after the domestic incident that left Tito Ortiz arrested for assault, the test, administered by American Toxicology Inc. in Las Vegas, was negative.

Just JJ

The porn queen's system had no trace of 10 drugs she was screened for - including cocaine, weed, meth and Oxycodone, a major ingredient of OxyContin.

After his arrest, Tito claimed the incident was sparked by Jameson's addiction to OxyContin, and that she fell over in the tub. Jenna vehemently denies this.

Now, after receiving the results of the test, Jenna is reaffirming her claim that she was attacked: "I am definitely not addicted to OxyContin or any drug.”

Is Tito just trying to save his a$$ by slandering Jenna?

Reports suggest Ortiz threw Jameson in the tub. Tito denies this, suggesting she took a nasty spill herself. Is he lying, or is the truth somewhere in between?

Jenna's attorney, Ronald Richards, said the following:

"The lab tests clearly exonerate Jenna Jameson of any hint, iota, or suggestion that she ingested or was under the influence of any controlled substances."

"Statements made by anyone to the contrary are completely impeached by the results from this prestigious testing facility.” So where do we go from here?

Despite two contradictory statements Jenna made in the hours after the incident, clean test results cast some doubt on Ortiz's theory that Jenna relapsed.

Who do you believe?

 

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When in need of some Jennifer Aniston gossip on a slow week:

  1. Say she's pregnant at least or has big "baby news"
  2. Say she's secretly meeting up with / doing Brad Pitt
  3. (Or dating Gerard Butler / rom-com co-star du jour)
  4. Talk about her "revenge" body or some nonsense

Having bled 1-3 dry, it was time for #4 this week for a certain celebrity news tabloid. And why not. After losing a staggering SEVEN pounds, life is grand for Jen!

Jen's easy plan - diet and exercise - may just work for you!

There's little doubt that while recently shooting Just Go With It with Adam Sandler, Jen looked hotter than ever ... or at least since the last time this story ran.

“She looked as if she’s lost an entire dress size,” a witness reports. “She was really petite and avoided the food on the craft services table. She has discipline.”

Thanks to self-control and a newfound philosophy on eating and exercise, Jen’s achieved her best body ever. Friends say that the actress is "totally ecstatic."

Eh, she looks the same to us. Not that it's a bad thing. Click to enlarge some Jennifer Aniston pictures from our archives and see if you see any change ...

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  • Lonely Jennifer Aniston
  • Call Me!

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Drugs. Feuds. Violent outbursts. Unnecessary plastic surgery.

This week's Us Weekly features an expose on how three lives - Kristin Cavallari, Audrina Patridge and Heidi Montag - have been ruined by MTV's The Hills.

The report coincides with The Hills season premiere this week, and amid reports that Heidi is forging a dangerous addiction to painkillers post-surgeries.

"She's a shell of her former self," a show insider said of Montag, whose rep responded to the claims, saying of the story: "This is completely ridiculous."

But is it, though? With allegations of Kristin's drug problem and Audrina wasting away to nothing before our eyes, are these girls all totally lost causes?

And is the reality (term used loosely) show to blame?

Audrina, Heidi and Kristin Cover

Grouping Kristin and Audrina in with Heidi may be a stretch.

"They are addicted to the fame," the source says. "As The Hills winds down and people start to care less, they are desperate to get back that high."

Indeed, Heidi Montag and her husband, Spencer Pratt, have developed increasingly weird behavior. While their 2008 elopement to Mexico was done with their knowing winks, they're recently "crossed over to this bizarre place."

Case in point: The 10 plastic surgery procedures she had in one day last November "because she knew it would be a huge story," an insider says.

Laments pal Jason Wahler, "I knew her when she was normal."

THG NOTE: When Jason Wahler is commenting on how he knew you back when you were normal, you know you have serious, serious problems.

Pals say they've always had a thirst for fame - especially Spencer, who reportedly went after Audrina before pursuing Heidi to get on the show.

Now Montag will never be the same. Says a source who knew Heidi, "She was spellbound. If it weren't for him, she'd be a mom in the suburbs."

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