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Brangelina gossip is the best.

Do these two actually do anything besides star in movies and spend time with their kids? Sounds like a great life, but it's not enough for Star and its ilk.

According to tabloids: Their marriage is an act; Angelina plays mind games; She wants baby #7, Brad moved out; Brad meets with Jennifer Aniston; Angelina had declared war on Jen; She contemplated suicide; She's plotting a revenge pregnancy.

That's only in the last three months, too!

The latest from the venerable writers at Star: Angelina Jolie has been cheating on Brad Pitt, and in turn, "the love is gone" from their hot relationship.

She's apparently "come clean" about other lovers (Johnny Depp, perhaps), and Brad said "I'm outta here" for the 12th time since mid-September.

These supermarket magazine covers never cease to amuse. Look at Brad on a motorcycle! That means "I'm outta here (to pick up something at the store)!"

In other news, Kim Kardashian and Beyonce have weight loss tricks, Brittany Murphy had demons and Charlie Sheen had a Christmas outburst that left his marriage to Brooke Mueller in tatters. Hey, at least one of those items is actually true!

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Lil Wayne, a.k.a. Dwayne Carter III, has become a top-selling musician known for clever wordplay, risque lyrics and knocking up lots of different women.

He's also staring at a year behind bars.

The rapper returned to his hometown of New Orleans for a Monday concert on what he's calling his "farewell" tour. As in farewell to the outside world.

"I'm nothing without you," Wayne, who will be sentenced February 9 after a weapons possession conviction, told a wild crowd at New Orleans Arena.

A BIG HOUSE FOR A LIL WAYNE: He'll be sentenced in February.

The charge that will land L-Dubs in prison stemmed from a 2007 traffic stop of his tour bus in New York when authorities said they smelled marijuana, and as they approached, he tossed aside a bag with a loaded .40-caliber handgun.

In two separate cases, he faces trial in March on felony drug possession and weapons charges in Yuma County, Ariz., and recently, he had to postpone a show after police stopped two of his buses in Texas and found marijuana on board.

Not good with those mouths to feed. Guy had three sons in one year. Do the math on that one. Box of Trojans? $14.99. Eighteen years of child support ...

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It's one of only two guarantees in life, so it's never too surprising when a star leaves us. But this year was quite unlike most others in terms of celebrity deaths, both in terms of pure volume and in the nature in which some passed away.

From some of the biggest celebrities on the planet to those we barely got to know, and from older stars to those who were taken from us far too soon, 2009 marked a sad farewell to so many memorable names and faces.

Here's a list of notable celebrity deaths of 2009. If we left anyone off, it was just a mistake. Just leave a comment and we'll add them ASAP ...

Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein

Bea Arthur

Billy Mays

Brittany Murphy

Chris Henry

David Carradine

Dominick Dunne

Don Hewitt

Ed McMahon

Erik Gates

Farrah Fawcett

Henry Gibson

Jack Kemp

Jasmine Fiore

Jett Travolta

John Hughes

John Updike

Les Paul

Michael Jackson

Vintage MJ

Natasha Richardson

Patrick Swayze

Paul Harvey

Robert Novak

Ron Silver

Roy Disney

Ryan Alexander Jenkins

Sahel Kazemi

Soupy Sales

Steve McNair

Ted Kennedy

"The Rev" Sullivan

Walter Cronkite

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Robert Halderman, the alleged "mastermind" of a $2 million extortion plot against David Letterman, is just throwing everything at the legal wall at this point.

The CBS News producer is using the Tiger Woods scandal as a precedent to fight the charges against him, which could land him in jail for years if convicted.

Halderman's lawyer, Gerald Shargel, notes in legal papers that when news of Tiger's infidelity surfaced, mistress Rachel Uchitel reportedly signed a multi-million dollar settlement in return for her silence, with the help of Gloria Allred.

Shargel notes, admiringly, "Their behavior was capitalist, not criminal."

The lawyer says Robert Halderman, who is reportedly seeking a plea deal in the case, merely "offered to sell a very marketable story" of Letterman sleeping with Stephanie Birkitt, and that it was a simple business transaction.

Except for the part where he deliberately tried to shake Letterman down.

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It was only a matter of time until these cheating scandals collided.

Shargel says that celebrity misdeeds have "significant fair market value" and they are "routinely suppressed through private business arrangements."

His argument, however thin and stretched, is that Rachel wasn't prosecuted for taking Tiger's money, so why would Halderman for wanting Dave's?

Gloria Allred, for her part, is far from pleased that Halderman's lawyer compared himself to Rachel Uchitel, saying he has no basis to make such claims:

"I have no personal knowledge of his case. He has no personal knowledge and therefore, no basis for remarks about my representation of Ms. Uchitel."

"Mr. Shargel should spend his time representing his client based on facts, rather than comparing it to matters of which he has no personal knowledge."

In other words, Rachel's settlement was confidential. If there even was a settlement, which is widely believed to be true, but it is, by definition, secret.

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Paris Hilton and Doug Reinhardt dissed The Hills earlier this year.

"The show is, like, so lame and fake," the heiress famously said in May, while denying ever having watched it. "They make up relationships that are not there."

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"[Doug] thinks it's lame...he just thought it was cheesy."

Cut to last week, when Hilton and her bad baseball player met up for a holiday dinner with Hills star Brody Jenner and his BFF Frankie Delgado at Nobu.

Paris lets Doug out of his cage for an evening out.

That's a little ironic. "Paris brought a couple of girlfriends with her, who she giggled and chatted with throughout dinner," an eyewitness there tells E! News.

On the PDA front, Doug had it covered: "Even as Doug was busy bonding with his boys, it didn't stop him from being touchy-feely and affectionate with Paris."

No word on whether the newly single Jenner exchanged numbers with any of the girls, but he was probably very psyched to resume his bromance with Doug.

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Michael Lohan is livid over a new rumor surrounding him.

How he can even keep them all straight, with all the shady things he does and is accused of, we don't know. But this one is particularly offensive to him.

His ex-girlfriend, Erin Muller, alleges in legal documents filed this week that Michael was abusive quite a lot, and once even kicked her in the vagina.

She also detailed several other instances of verbal and physical abuse over a span of a year or so. Dude treated her like garbage 24-7, essentially.

M-Lo says these allegations are "patently untrue."

Mike and Erin in pre-vadge-punting times.

Michael’s lawyer says Erin Muller made everything up after he "terminated" their engagement. Yes, she at one point agreed to marry Michael Lohan.

His legal team also says her story is “a desperate attempt to dismiss the allegations against her.” Michael has been suing his ex for harassment.

Erin first made the claims in documents filed yesterday in New York as she was attempting to get Michael’s harassment suit against her dropped.

She also has an active restraining order out against Michael, which the father of Lindsay Lohan violated and was recently thrown in jail for.

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Ten days following the shocking death of Brittany Murphy at the age of 32, the Los Angeles County Coroner has released her death certificate.

It solves no mysteries, but is merely a formality. Brittany died December 20 after suffering cardiac arrest in her her home. Beyond that is unclear.

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The actress' cause of death is listed on the document as "deferred," as we reported late last week when her autopsy results were first released.

It may take four to six weeks for toxicology, histiological and neurological test results to become available and thus determine the true cause.

We wish the family of Brittany Murphy the best.

Tayebe Pajooh, the 32-year-old actress' cousin, is listed on the certificate as the informant; Pajooh provided the mortuary with information on her late cousin.

One surprise: the death certificate fails to name Murphy's estranged father, Angelo Bertolotti. Instead, the document lists Murphy's father as "Unknown."

Bertolotti divorced Sharon Murphy, Brittany's mom, when Brit was two, and spent time in a prison on drug charges. He did not attend her funeral service.

Sharon, who was with her when she died, inherits Brittany's estate as per the star's will. Her last will was written before she wed Simon Monjack in 2007.

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Ed Hardy t-shirts, diamond earrings and too much hair products have become the signature look of Jon Gosselin the hit MTV reality show Jersey Shore.

"My personal style is fresh to death," says Paul "DJ Pauly D" Delvecchio. "You know the produce section, like where the food is fresh? That's my style."

That's one of the lamest Jersey Shore quotes we've ever heard, and it didn't even take place on the show. Hey, at least the tools are being themselves.

Last week, celebrity gossip magazine Life & Style embared on the difficult task of giving these up-and-coming reality stars a newer, classier image ...

Jersey Shore Crew

The gang was invited to ditch the shore and step onto the red carpet at one of NYC's most exclusive clubs, Greenhouse, with its dress-your-best policy.

There, they modeled some iconic Hollywood looks of recent years and they pulled it off like the pros - including Kim Kardashian - they were emulating.

"I like to walk into the room and have everyone notice what I'm wearing," says Nicole Polizzi, also known as the overly tanned and ridiculous Snooki.

That's what always happens, Snooks. But not for the reason you think.

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In perhaps the craziest piece of Tiger Woods gossip to date, a respected sportswriter is claiming that the world's #1 golfer underwent reconstructive surgery.

After having his face broken by a golf club-wielding wife.

Furman Bisher cites, on his personal blog, inside sources telling him Tiger suffered a broken cheekbone and almost had his two front teeth knocked out.

He writes that the injuries are the real reason Woods has gone AWOL since his fight with Elin Woods and subsequent car crash right after Thanksgiving.

Bisher says a trustworthy journalist colleague sent him this information on Tiger, which he posted online to "present the picture in its clearest form."

However, the whole thing smells a bit like a hoax to us.

FORE: Did Elin Woods smash Tiger's cheating face with a 9-iron?

Don't get us wrong, we would not be surprised at all if Elin teed off on Tiger's face after what he pulled. But this scenario would be hard to conceal.

No police reports suggested Tiger's injuries were severe. Had they been, his wife likely wouldn't have been let off the hook after their investigation.

Moreover, for Tiger freaking Woods to undergo surgery without anyone knowing, during a global media firestorm no less, seems dubious at best.

But who knows. Bisher is considered one of the top golf writers, and goes into great detail about the attack and "cover up" that followed Tiger's crash.

His account states that Elin Woods drilled her husband in the face with a 9-iron after confronting him over text messages from Rachel Uchitel."

"At one point Tiger turned away to look at the TV, and as he turned back, Elin hit him on the right side of the face with the head of a 9-iron," he writes.

"When she struck Tiger, she made a huge gash in the right side of his face next to his nose (causing his nose to bruise some), and virtually knocking two of his upper teeth out, and breaking the bone on the upper right side."

Uchitel She's a Skank

MISTRESS #1: Rachel Uchitel's affair with Tiger Woods may or may not have led to a face-breaking, but it definitely shattered the golfer's formerly pristine reputation.

"Tiger ran scared as hell out of the house (which is why he had on no shoes) with Elin swinging the golf club wildly throughout the hallway to the garage."

Wow.

The source claims the first doctor Woods saw knows a cosmetic dentist and plastic surgeon in Phoenix who could make Tiger look as if nothing happened.

The Friday after Tiger was released from the hospital, he didn't return home; he boarded a private plane for Phoenix, where he stayed until last Wednesday.

Lastly, the insider says reports of Tiger and Rachel still hitting it are bogus, and while Elin has retained a divorce attorney, she has not filed any papers.

Whether this is true remains to be seen, but it would help explain why:

  1. Tiger successfully vanished, doing so before the scandal broke.
  2. The police were unable to interview Tiger following the crash.
  3. Why he fled his own house in such a daze that he hit a tree.
  4. Why he announced he is taking an indefinite break from golf.

What do you think of this story? True or tabloid trash?

 

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Denying reports that he staged a break-in at his New York apartment, Jon Gosselin was there for about one minute before leaving to report it, he says.

"He is going to be clocked by that surveillance camera going into his building," his loudmouth lawyer, Mark Heller, said, noting that he left immediately.

Sixty seconds after Jon Gosselin went in, “he comes down to talk to management. It’s all on tape. He couldn’t have done that damage in 60 seconds."

His ex-girlfriend, Hailey Glassman, has been questioned by police in connection with the Saturday incident and her parents have also spoken to cops.

Hailey moved out last week of the apartment they shared, and her attorney says she did remove items, including a TV, but that the items were hers.

That doesn't explain the place getting trashed, Jon's clothes getting slashed, the valuables being smashed, or word "cheater" carved into the bed.

WILD THING: Did Hailey Glassman go nuts on Jon Gosselin's apartment?

Some of Jon’s clothing was slashed, a Ming vase was broken and a note bearing the name Hailey Glassman was speared to the dresser with a knife.

Hailey’s lawyer says she had nothing to do with it, but Heller insists she did, and "the forensics evidence will back up" that she's a knife-wielding maniac.

Driving home his point, he said: She (Hailey) is looking at felony charges in my opinion ... and if she is convicted she is definitely doing jail time."

“I mean taking a butcher knife and cutting expensive items, breaking a family heirloom ...  give me a break. I don’t know how you can cut her slack."

Maybe not, but by the lack of charges being pressed against Hailey, the legal system is giving her the benefit of the doubt, at least for the time being.

You do have to wonder, though. If Jon didn't stage the vandalism, did someone else trash his place and attempt to frame her? Who else could get in?