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We might have to start watching Heroes again, because if this future story line is any indication, the show is about to turn a creative corner and recapture the magic that made it one of TV's most riveting shows in 2006-2007.

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Ha, we almost got through that with a straight face. In reality, the show will very likely continue to suck, though this cheap, shark-jumping stunt does look hot.

As Heroes spoilers have hinted for months, a Hayden Panettiere lesbian kiss is coming our way in next week's episode. The lucky girl involved? Madeline Zima.

Motivated by strong ratings urges and an exciting new desperation for publicity character, Claire opts for some girl-on-girl action with roommate Gretchen ...

Heroes sucks. As does Madeline Zima, with Hayden Panettiere's face.

Of course, the actual scene is likely brief and Claire is unlikely to go full-on G-on-G from here on out. But hey, they make a pretty cute couple, don't they?

What do you think of this? Just a cheap PR stunt, right? Do you even watch Heroes? Will you now? Prefer to just stare at some Hayden Panettiere pictures?

Comment away!

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Her fellow stars of The Real Housewives of Orange County may have breast implants (okay, they definitely do, and some of those things are obscenely large).

But Gretchen Rossi won't go there.

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While it's a "personal struggle" to keep her breasts in their natural state, Rossi is willing to assume that burden in honor of her responsibility as a role model.

"It is hard to stay strong and not go under the knife because I'm surrounded by it," she told Fox News. "But ultimately I feel I have made the right choice."

"I can only hope it sets an example to young girls that you don't have to have any plastic surgery to feel beautiful and confident. I love you Kate Hudson!"

This classic picture of Gretchen Rossi nude also sets a great example (as do those infamous shots of her on the can) to all the young women out there.

Seriously, though, we do respect what Gretchen's saying about silicone-free ways, which she feels so strongly about that she started "The Gretchen Project."

That nebulous project is aimed at "finding alternative ways to maintain everlasting beauty without having to go under the knife." It's definitely a good cause!

Not as good a cause? Marrying with a dying man for his money, something which Gretchen Rossi was accused of (and Danielle Staub would not be above).

But she insists that's not her thing, either.

Rossi came under fire for getting engaged to the much older and very wealthy mogul Jeff Beitzel, who lost his battle with leukemia in September 2008.

"Everyone thinks I am a gold digger! But I made my own money before and make my own now," says Gretch, who has since been linked to Slade Smiley.

"I was a top selling real estate agent and was a very well do to and smart business woman. I've purchased my own home, my own car and everything. So technically speaking, 'sugar mama' might fit me better than a 'gold digger'," she said.

Noted.

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"You can point any kind of laser at my face, but I don't think Botox is for me," Tina Fey says in the November issue of Harper's Bazaar. "I think it is bad."

Spoken as only a career comedienne can.

Fey also adds that certain celebrities who have "too much" Botox "look like their faces are full of candles - a shiny, shiny face. Festive. A holiday candle."

Still, she has concerns about her looks. Sometimes, on the set of 30 Rock, the entertainer of the year tells cameramen to "frame me from the waist up."

"If there is a shot that's bad, I can take it out," she adds.

"That is why L.A. is so bad, because they take your picture from any side. That is why people in L.A. maintain 360-degree fitness. I don't have the time."

Tina Fey looks terrific, and is entertaining as always.

A typical day for Fey, who has a daughter, Alice, 4, with her husband, composer Jeff Richmond: "Work, come home, play, kid bounce, work again, go to bed."

Lately, though, Fey says she has been making time for "shopping." Says the Saturday Night Live alum, "I am no longer the least stylish woman in the room."

As for her trademark glasses, recognizable from 30 Rock and in many SNL Tina Fey videos, "I don't wear them very much in real life because I need them to see only far away. And I don't wear them when I am dressed up, because I look like Tootsie."

Tina and many hilarious 30 Rock quotes return October 15.

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Cara, Mady, Hannah, Leah, Alexis, Joel, Aaden and Collin have had it.

Just as the Gosselin children were beginning to cope with the public demise of their parents’ marriage, the are forced with yet another heartbreaking loss:

A forced hiatus from their TLC show brought about by father Jon.

“They were wailing and sobbing; they are angry,” Kate said on the Today Show on October 5, arguing that the show must go on as she and the kids wish.

Jon pulled the plug on production last week, ostensibly because he cares about the best interests of the children. But as Nancy Grace called him out for yesterday, their kids' welfare was never an issue until the show was renamed just Kate Plus 8.

Despite saying he wants to keep his kids out of the spotlight, Jon seems to be seeking attention, partying and basking in the glow of his minor celebrity.

The Gosselin Kids Strike Back

Even their eight kids are starting to think Jon and Kate Gosselin suck.

“It was time to go, but our group started talking about an after party,” a member of his crew said of his recent night out in L.A. “Jon said, ‘I want to go to the party.’"

"By the time we got there, the party was breaking up, but he stayed.”

Also this week, the estranged couple have been arguing over the $200,000+ Jon reportedly took from their joint bank account, leaving Kate with a grand.

“I have a stack of bills,” Kate said, crying that she can't pay them.

While Jon calls Kate’s story a “complete fabrication,” the dude has been on a spending spree, jet setting around and hemorrhaging cash like a madman.

He’s not the only one, though. Kate is also guilty of airing dirty laundry, despite promises to keep things civil. All of which hurts her precious kids too.

“It’s hypocritical to say that ‘We have the children’s best interests at heart,’ then speak poorly about each other in the media,” a source says. “The children have a record of all this, and when they’re old enough, they’re going to see it.”

All we have to say: Free the Gosselin 8!

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On last night's season episode of The Hills, Kristin and Justin-Bobby took their fake relationship to the next level, while Speidi argued about kids a lot.

Below, The Hollywood Gossip staff reviews the most recent memorable installment of MTV's "reality" hit, awarding and deducting points as it sees fit ...

Stacie to Kristin: "We're two, like, kinda bitches." So true, and so right. Plus 4.

These girls have really long, fake-looking hair. Except Jayde. She rules. Even.

Heidi Montag thinks having a child will "mature" Spencer Pratt. This logic is comically flawed, but is just the sort of thing an airhead like Heidi would actually believe, and she's far from the only woman to think this, so ... Even.

Lo seems a little uncomfortable at lunch with Kristin, twirling her hair like a madwoman. Kristin Cavallari trying to act makes us squirm, too. Plus 3.

It gets worse when Kristin says she'll mess with Audrina if she messes with her. Does MTV just hand Kristin a pile of quotes, all pertaining to bitchiness and being the girl version of a player, and tell her to work them in? Minus 5.

Speidi has neighbors. They look nice. We feel sorry for them. Minus 2.

Audrina Patridge invites the gang to an Epic Records concert event at an L.A. club. Yay, obvious but effective cross promotion! Vedera was pretty good too. Plus 2.

Props to Stephanie Pratt for flat-out asking what the band looks like and not even feigning interest in the music. Plus 2. Plus 3 more her disgust when it's a chick.

Chiara sighting! Plus 1.

Spencer Pratt on children: "I can barely be around adults, how am I supposed to be around kids?" Plus 8. Side note: How cute is the lil' neighbor kid Enzo!?

Later, the evil one tells his baby crazy wife that he wants to get his "tubes tied like tomorrow." Much like when a guy we knew in college used to say chicks wanted to "bone" him, we're not sure that phrase works for a guy. Minus 2.

Justin-Bobby arrives with Kristin - clean shaven, with his shirt buttoned all the way up, wearing suspenders - then slow dances and makes out with her. Who slow dances at a club? What is this, Laguna Beach senior prom? Minus 9.

OMFG is Justin-Bobby really wearing a sparkly, motorcycle helmet?!? He is. Minus 6.

Finally, the quote of the night goes to Casey Patridge: "Justin's a douche." Close second? Jayde Nicole, re: Kristin: "Omigod I can't stand her!" Plus 12.

TOTAL: +11! SEASON TOTAL: +20! The Hills can annoy the crap out of you sometimes, and may be totally scripted, but man, this show still entertains.

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Last night on The City, Whitney Port's pal Roxy Olin made quite a splash during one of her first days on the job, while Olivia Palermo struggled yet again at Elle.

Below, our staff reviews the latest episode of the new "workplace drama" (and The Hills spinoff), awarding and deducting points as we see deem appropriate ...

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Roxy Olin: "I feel like I can get Kelly in, like, a second. I am, like, so serious about work." No. If you have to say that, girlfriend, it ain't true. Minus 7.

Kelly Cutrone drives a Ford so she doesn't get carjacked in NYC. Plus 4.

Meanwhile, over at Elle, Erin Kaplan assigns Olivia Palermo to buy some fake handbags off the street for an upcoming segment they're doing. The mere thought of this has gotta hurt for a silver-spoon fed rich girl like Olivia. Plus 3.

Their little sting not only involves a girl who's a quasi-famous socialite and on a reality TV show, but involves an MTV crew filming it. Real discreet. Minus 5.

In the end, Olivia can't even do this right. Work is, like, so hard compared to what she normally does. Which is, like, go to fancy parties and stuff. Minus 2.

Holy hell, that is one skinny model at the photo shoot. We're talking like Mischa Barton style. Minus 3. Way to promote a healthy body image, gang.

Roxy's big idea is for the model to get topless. A model for jeans. This is treated as if it were a revolutionary concept. Has no one seen a Calvin Klein ad before? All of their models are topless! Not that we're complaining. Even.

Plus 5 for Whitney warning Roxy that Kelly would be pissed if she didn't ask her before pitching this idea, and for being right. Always trust sage Whitney.

Poor Whitney Port worries that she's seen as the little girl that people walk all over. Don't be silly, Whit. You're the tall girl people walk all over. Minus 2.

The shady bag dealer is wearing a Konvict Muzik jacket. Akon would be proud. Plus 5.

TOTAL: -2. SEASON TOTAL: -3. Try it they might to make all this interesting, The City sort of falls short on execution. A lot more could have been done with Olivia's handbag drama, and there was far too little Whitney in general.

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The LAPD will present the case against Dr. Conrad Murray, the sole suspect in the June 25 death of Michael Jackson, to the L.A. County D.A.'s office next week.

LAPD detectives planned to wrap up their exhaustive homicide investigation and present the case by the second week in October. They remain on schedule.

Authorities are waiting on some written evaluations by medical professionals who reviewed evidence surrounding Jackson's death of a suspected overdose.

Law enforcement sources say the medical reports are finally in and the LAPD plans to formally present the case to the D.A.'s office at some point next week.

After that, the D.A. will determine whether to file charges and what kind.

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Conrad Murray was Michael Jackson's personal doctor at the time of his death.

Prosecutors have been working with the LAPD for months now, so it's not as if the evidence will be a surprise. Sources say Dr. Murray remains the sole target.

A law enforcement source says there's a "70/30 chance" the D.A. will take the case to the L.A. County Grand Jury rather than charge Dr. Conrad Murray directly.

Murray's girlfriend, Nicole Alvarez, is expected to testify.

The source says this could be a complicated case - obviously - and the very lengthy preliminary hearing that could ensue wouldn't have much upside for prosecutors.

A grand jury indictment would prolong the process, as it would have to be seated and evidence presented, but it would be easy to get and avoids a hearing.

Stay tuned ...

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Danielle Staub's marriage to Kevin Maher did not end well.

Few things do when you're a prostitution whore or a narc.

Kevin Maher, who was married to the Real Housewives of New Jersey star for a year in the 1980s, during which he chronicled her lifestyle in the now-infamous book Cop Without a Badge, says Staub has repeatedly slandered him.

He is taking legal action due to the following allegations:

  • That he "raped her on a bed of broken glass"
  • That he "inserted a handgun inside her" and played Russian Roulette
  • That he "killed their her dog by way of hanging it"

Maher, who insinuated his former wife might get whacked by drug lords for publicizing her past, also said that Staub threatened him on Bravo's reunion show.

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Danielle Staub's past? Not un-shady.

On that Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion, Danielle Staub toted along a copy of Cop Without a Badge, an exposé about Maher's life as a police informant.

In "the book," Staub, who used to go by the name Beverly Ann Merrill, had a history of prostitution and drug use and once faced federal extortion charges.

Maybe Robert Halderman should have read up on her.

Despite the fact that Danielle's reputation is about as bad as it gets, Maher fears that he's been slandered and defamed by her comments since she got famous.

"It hurt my business and my reputation," Maher says, adding that he wants his day in court to see the 47-year-old mother of two squirm on the witness stand.

Danielle and the father of her two kids, Thomas Staub, divorced in 2007.

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Kevin Federline is such trash.

This has been widely known for more than five years, but the full extent of his loserdom is only clear after reading reports of what he did to the Tarzana, Calif., home he rented until May, when he moved out without paying his last six months' rent.

The owners say Federleezy up and disappeared without paying. But before he split, K-Fed turned their house into a cigarette-riddled, spit-stained cesspool.

The owners are demanding $110,661 in unpaid rent and damages, including:

  • Gutters (!?) full of cigarette butts and beer bottles
  • Drawings all over the walls (blame Sean and Jayden)
  • Permanent spit marks (?!) on exterior paint
  • Broken light covers, tiles and light posts
  • Dead trees and plants due to failure to water
  • A room that he turned into a studio
  • Broken dishwasher ... with broken baskets
  • Dismantled smoke detectors (natch)
  • Front driveway oil-leak damage
  • Bathroom windows tinted
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K-Fed, girlfriend Victoria Prince and a mulleted pal kick it outside a bowling alley. Don't light that $5 on fire, Kev. You'll need it. [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

Not only that, but the loser didn't even return the garage door opener.

We're not sure what's more astonishing here, that someone could actually cause that much damage (you have to really go out of your way to f*%k some of that stuff up) or that Britney Spears had intercourse with him at least twice.

The home owners are threatening to haul his (increasingly fat) ass to court if K-Fed doesn't pay up. Fortunately, he's going on Celebrity Fit Club soon. Maybe he can just wire whatever money he makes straight to these people.

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Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian are officially man and wife ... at least as far as the lavish ceremony and wedding pictures in magazines are concerned.

As far as the wedding being legally binding, however? That hasn't gone down yet. But Lamar has met with his lawyer to hash out a prenuptial agreement.

Odom went to the Beverly Hills law office of divorce-guru Neal Hersh last Friday to hash out terms. Odom's peeps say that "Lamar has a set of balls."

Translation: He's not giving Khloe half of anything.

According to reports, Lamar insists on a prenup that guarantees money and other assets he brings into the contrived marriage are solely his.

Taking it several steps beyond that, rumor has it that Lamar does not wish to give Khloe half of his (significant) earnings going forward, either.

Lamar signed a four-year, $33 million contract with the L.A. Lakers in July.

How will the baller's stance play with his fake bride Khloe Kardashian?

No clue, but we're sure we'll find out on a very special episode of Khloe and Kourtney Take Miami. We'll also learn what kravings Kourtney has this week.

How long will the marriage last?

 

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