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If there was any doubt that Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey, who called it quits back in June, are now back together, well, this would sort of be it!

Following a make-out session last week, the sexy pair are making no attempts to hide their rekindled romance, according to the ever-reliable OK!.

Heck, earlier this afternoon, as a matter of fact, Nick and Vanessa grabbed lunch - and each other! - at the N.Y. City comfort food favorite Duke’s.

Witnesses say the couple were holding hands over the table as they ate and chatted. “They’re definitely back on,” one witness said of their behavior.

Last weekend, the former husband of Jessica Simpson and former MTV VJ made news by locking lips at a club. It's so back on, it's not even funny.

It's only a matter of time until we see Part II of this classic pool display ...

Vanessa Mannillo climbs atop Nick Lachey. In the pool. Hot.

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The marriage of Kate and Jon Gosselin cracked under the pressure of raising many kids and changing priorities under the bright lights of low-rent reality TV.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar says they won't follow the same path.

Jim Bob, Michelle Duggar, Family

The couple, who have 18 kids together and are expecting #19 next year, want people to understand that everlasting happiness in a marriage can survive.

No matter how many kids you have.

"One of our goals is to encourage families and parents that marriage can be strong even if they have kids," Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, 44 and 42, say.

Jim Bob, Michelle and the absolutely enormous Duggar family.

The Tontitown, Ark., couple credit a few key relationship rules:

  • Make time for each other. "We have a weekly date, even if it is just to take a walk in the park," says Jim Bob. "We will go out to lunch or dinner and talk together about the kids, upcoming events, what we have coming up."
  • Try not to be critical. "It is easy to think of things that are bothering you more often than things that are wonderful," Michelle says. "It's important to remember those things about your spouse and think about those things."
  • Forgiveness is essential: "We asked an Amish couple who had been married 50 years what the most important thing to know was, and they told us, the most important thing to say is, 'I was wrong and will you please forgive me.'"

Jim Bob praises Michelle Duggar for her "soft response" and kind nature in raising their 18 children, and anyone who has seen the Duggars on 18 Kids and Counting (Tuesdays on TLC) knows their home is filled with praise and encouragement.

"We have purposed to compliment our children – we do that on outward beauty and what is wonderful about them inside. We do that with each other as well."

The Duggars have written a book about their experiences with raising lots of children, living debt free and home-schooling, The Duggars: 20 and Counting!

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Oft-maligned malcontent Katherine Heigl just got her wish.

The 30-year-old actress will be leaving Grey's Anatomy this fall. At least temporarily. She will be filming the omantic comedy Life as We Know It, reports say.

Grey’s Anatomy has worked around Heigl’s schedule before, but giving her an extended leave is a puzzling move - especially considering her recent behavior.

Katherine Heigl is known as much for disparaging remarks about the show as for her work on it (she won an Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy in 2007).

The temporary departure of her character, Izzie Stevens, "will be explained on screen," although it’s not yet clear how. Wonder if it ends up being permanent.

A Katherine Heigl Picture

Katherine Heigl: So beautiful. So talented. So obnoxious.

Heigl’s departure, which starts this month, will likely coincide with her co-star Ellen Pompeo’s maternity leave, meaning that Grey’s Anatomy (which just bid farewell to George) will be without Izzie and Meredith at the same time.

Grey’s Anatomy executive producer Shonda Rhimes said that this will be a transitional season for the show, and "eventually, everybody is going to leave."

We just didn't think they'd be shedding cast members so fast.

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Paris Jackson got her first haircut in Las Vegas over the weekend, but the 11-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson didn't fully part ways with her locks.

According to the Daily Mail (UK) reports that after Paris Jackson's haircut, her security team gathered up every last hair and put it in a plastic bag.

The reason? To ensure that Paris' DNA will not be used for any paternity testing: "Can you imagine the value of Paris's hair? DNA, the truth, finally."

Lately, rumors about the biological father of Paris' brother Blanket (a.k.a. Prince Michael) have sprouted, one focusing a famous MJ pal: Macaulay Culkin.

Since 1990, the bond between the one-time child star and Jackson was tight, with Culkin even publicly defending him during his 2005 molestation trial.

Michael Jackson Kids on X Factor

Paris Jackson, pre-haircut, at Michael's July 7 memorial service.

Though Culkin denied the paternity claim, another friend and godfather to the Jackson kids, Mark Lester, went on Today to confirm that he donated sperm to Jackson in the 1990s, saying he's possibly the father of Paris Jackson.

He went so far as to bring his daughter Harriet on the show to show her similarities to Paris. In light of the rumors, however, Marlon Jackson spoke out, saying, "Those were Michael's kids - regardless of where they came from."

Alright then.

There's also Dr. Arnold Klein, who like Lester gave sperm to Jackson and was  friend of the singer. He says he's not opposed to a DNA test ... maybe, someday.

One thing's for sure - the Jackson family has certainly come together to help Michael's three children cope with the loss of the man they knew as their father.

Paris' coping strategy appears to be shopping, as she made her way through the Palms resort with her grandmother and guardian Katherine, toting bags.

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Rihanna's photo spread in the new Italian issue of Vogue elicits mixed reactions.

Some might call this high fashion. Others might see the revealing nature of some of the pictures and be turned on. Others may be downright terrified.

Not sure how we feel about this. Sure, Rihanna topless is never a bad thing ... but no clue if is this supposed to be high fashion or a Halloween costume:

Rihanna Topless Picture

Rihanna models trendy fashion items. None of which are a top.

No doubt about it, the girl looks fierce. In the literal sense. Ferociously scary.

Chris Brown may or may not remember pummeling the crap out of her, but you are not likely to get the image of these pictures out of your head.

Click to enlarge more Rihanna photos from the Italian Vogue ...

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  • Rihanna in Vogue Italy
  • A Rihanna Bikini Pic
  • RiRi in Vogue
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  • Rihanna Vogue Cover
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With her departure from The Hills imminent, Audrina Patrdige wants her own reality TV show, which is in the works, to show a different side of her.

The 24-year-old aspiring actress' new MTV project will reportedly show the SoCal hottie with tattooed sister, Casey Patridge, and their brother, Mark.

Audrina Patridge, New Boyfriend

Sources say Patridge wants to be a producer on The Audrina Show (really creative title) so she won't be portrayed as airheaded like on The Hills.

The Season 5 trailer certainly doesn't dispel that notion.

SAD CEILING EYES: Audzo doesn't like how The Hills portrays her.

"Audrina is insisting on a producer's credit on the show," says an inside source. "She wants to make sure she won't be edited the same way she was."

She wants to fashion The Audrina Show after Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Amazing that Kourtney Kardashian may be a role model after all.

Given the shadiness of The Hills producers - falsifying Spencer Pratt's apology to Lauren Conrad, blatantly inserting Kristin Cavallari into the show out of the blue clear sky - you can't blame Audrina for wanting more creative control.

Unfortunately, no producers can edit out the fact that she once dated that loser Justin-Bobby. No camera tricks can be blamed for that one, girl.

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Diane Sawyer will succeed Charlie Gibson as anchor of ABC's World News in January, making her the second woman to hold the lead role on a network newscast.

The move, announced today by ABC, will leave a sizable void at Good Morning America, and has triggered renewed interest in one of Diane's classic moments.

Here's Diane Sawyer, drunk (or on really strong cold meds), at President Obama's inauguration in January in what may be the height of unintentional comedy:

But, just so we aren't accused of ripping on Diane Sawyer exclusively, here's another apparently drunk newscaster broadcasting that same day - Anderson Cooper:

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Which video do you like better?

 

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Making the media rounds in the past month, Kate Gosselin has been quoted many times regarding the demise of her marriage and her ex's "decision making."

Now it's Jon's turn to go off on Good Morning America about the grating banshee who emascualted him weekly for the world to see on Jon and Kate Plus 8.

"I took a lot of abuse from her. I was put down," Jon tells ABC's Chris Cuomo, defending himself rather passionately in an interview that will air next week.

"She'll call me, almost like a lame fish. Like I wasn't going anywhere."

We don't really know what that means, but we know it's not good.

In addition to being treated like $h!t, he says Kate's the one who's exploiting their kids by touring the world for business, neglecting everyone at home.

The father of eight bristles at Kate's implication that she is the more responsible parent and that his decision making since their split has been suspect.

"Well, excuse me, I'm taking care of the kids. She's on book tours, doing all these things. She's gone a week, comes back. Packs up and leaves again."

After 10 years of marriage, Gosselin laments that Kate so often abandoned the family, "I'm standing there like, "Oh, okay. Your mom's gone again."

Jon also talked about how fed up he was that Kate questioned his hiring of babysitter Stephanie Santoro, a waitress he was rumored to be nailing.

The entire interview with Gosselin will air on Good Morning America September 8 and 9 and on Primetime: Family Secrets, September 8 at 10 p.m.

Jon supposedly talks about girlfriend Hailey Glassman in a fashion that "surprised" the ABC News staff. Here's a preview of Jon's first big tell-all ...

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Levi Johnston has a good gig.

Just 19 years old, he lives his life largely out of the limelight, but once in awhile gets a nice paycheck to dish about former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, whose teenage daughter he famously impregnated in early 2008. Nice work!

Vanity Fair is the latest to profile America's most beloved unwed teen baby daddy. In the magazine's October issue, Levi explains what happened behind the scenes of the 2008 campaign for the White House - and inside the Palin home.

Johnston wastes little time dispelling myths about the former Alaska Governor ...

Levi on Sarah's parenting: "There wasn’t much ... The kids do it all themselves: cook, clean, do the laundry, get ready for school. Most of the time [Bristol Palin] would help her sister with homework. I’d barbecue chicken or steak on the grill."

Levi and Mrs. Palin

On Sarah's reaction to him knocking up Bristol: "Sarah told me she had a great idea: we would keep it a secret - nobody would know that Bristol was pregnant. She told me that once Bristol had the baby she and Todd would adopt him."

"Sarah kept mentioning this. She wouldn’t give up. She would say, 'So, are you gonna let me adopt him?' We kept telling her definitely not. I think that Sarah didn’t want people to know her 17-year-old daughter was going to have a kid."

On Palin's response to criticism that John McCain lost because of her: "She thought she was running for president. She'd say 'I brought everything to the table' and 'the majority of people were out there voting because of me!'"

On Sarah changing post-campaign: "Sarah walked around the house pouting ... one or two weeks after she got back, she started talking about how nice it would be to quit, write a book or do a show and make 'triple the money.'"

Quality stuff, and certainly there will be plenty more where that came from. Just write Levi Johnston a check and he'll bash Sarah all you like!

Here's a behind-the-scenes video of Levi's photo shoot with Vanity Fair ...

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Madonna's "Sticky and Sweet" tour sure is getting a lot of attention as she barnstorms Eastern Europe. But perhaps not the kind she anticipated.

First, she was booed mercilessly in Bucharest, Romania, for comments she made mid-song about Gypsies, gays, and other "people who are different."

The crowd apparently did not care for such individuals.

Now, the Material Mom is making more headlines for a near-collapse on stage in Sofia, Bulgaria, calling into question whether her incredibly grueling tour and exercise schedule may be too much for a person her age - or any age.

Footage of Madonna in Bulgaria shows her almost faint, collapse or lose consciousness while singing "Holiday." She had to be supported by a dancer.

A backup dancer had to shake Madonna and wake her up.

The Sun (UK) claims she passed out leaving the stage, and while we can't corroborate or necessarily believe that, the footage does show her looking faint.

“She refused to end the show or take a break after the 'Holiday' dizzy spell," says a source. "It turns out she’s suffering from exhaustion. She is anemic."

"She was advised to postpone the last two shows in Israel for a few days, but logistics and stubborness stopped her. She’ll do them then take some rest.”

Hopefully Jesus Luz steps in and nurses his mom girlfriend back to health.

Check out the video of Madonna's collapse, or near-collapse, on stage:

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