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The late Brittany Murphy's husband, Simon Monjack, has abruptly canceled a charity gala in her name just days before the event was due to take place.

Yesterday, we told you about the expensive event Monjack was organizing for his new "Brittany Murphy Foundation," a.k.a. the Simon Monjack slush fund.

Mr. & Mrs. Monjack

The alleged screenwriter's benefit tomorrow at the Beverly Hills Saban Theatre was to celebrate the actress' legacy and to raise funds for art education.

He was reportedly planning to charge an entry fee of $1,000 per individual and $10,000 for corporations to attend the event, raising many eyebrows.

But Simon Monjack has now canceled the party without explanation.

Simon Monjack married Brittany Murphy in 2007.

The Clueless actress died at her Hollywood home in December after suffering cardiac arrest. She was 32. The official cause of death remains unclear.

Her spouse has been active on the PR circuit since, by all accounts defending his wife, but quite possibly with the motive of clearing his own name too.

According to reports, Monjack is insisting that the big-ticket party in his late wife's honor was simply postponed, but so far, no new date has been set.

As with everything he does, Simon is once again bringing the shady. No explanation ... no makeup date ... suing Warner Brothers for "killing" Brittany?

This dude is one bad seed.

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Model Katie Price and Alex Reid, who she began dating shortly after she divorced Peter Andre last year, married in Las Vegas, her spokesman told the BBC.

The pair married in a "private, simple ceremony" Tuesday. "We are very much in love and look forward to the future together," they said in a statement.

In November, Price revealed that the two had broken up. She said then: "It's best that I'm on my own. I don't want a relationship... I'm not with him, no."

Price also apologized for her antics since her break-up with ex-husband Peter Andre, saying she had "acted like a right twit." The pair divorced last year.

Model Price - formerly known as Jordan - and Alex Reid, a cage fighter who won their nation's version of Big Brother Friday, are due back in the UK soon.

The couple said in a statement: "We can't wait to get back and celebrate our marriage with our friends and family who we know fully support our wishes."

  • Alex Reid (Mr. Jordan)
  • Jordan: Married Woman

Alex Reid is now Mr. Katie Price! [Photos: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

Naturally, this being Katie Price we're talking about, some people are skeptical as to whether this wedding is a good idea, or done for the right reasons.

On cue, a spokesman for the couple added: "Their decision to marry has not been made with any pre-conceived commercial plan or media deal in place, and their reason for getting married is purely down to their love for each other."

Perhaps we shouldn't be too shocked, either. Price said in a recent magazine interview that "This year I will marry Alex and I'm going to have his kids."

Look for her to be knocked up any day now.

Asked about the surprise development, Peter Andre said he had "no negative feelings" about the marriage of Price and Reid. "As long as there's a good influence to the kids, I'm happy. I don't have any negative feelings inside me. If they're happy, great."

What do you think? Will Jordan and Alex Reid last?

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Mel Gibson did not take too kindly to questioning from a Chicago TV reporter yesterday and hurled an insult at him once he thought the camera was off.

It was not.

A frustrated Mel was on WGN-TV promoting his new film, Edge of Darkness, but kept being hit with questions about ... well, you knew it would come up.

Asked about his drunk, anti-Semitic rampage from 2006 and whether he thinks people view him differently, Mel grew increasingly annoyed via satellite.

After an awkward minute or so, the WGN reporter wrapped up the interview with the actor, told folks to see Mel's movie, and that appeared to be that.

Until Mel, apparently thinking the interview was over, took a swig of his coffee and called the guy an "asshole." Seriously. It's amazing. Check it out:

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Looks like those Audrina Patridge-Ryan Cabrera rumors are legit.

Well, at least legit in the sense that they're chilling, hand-in-hand.

Smiling Audrina

In a photo obtained by Us Weekly, The Hills star and the musician held hands at the Casa Dorada Los Cabos Resort and Spa in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Monday ...

Ryan Cabrera sure looks like Audrina Patridge's type!

Audrina Patridge celebrated New Year's at the posh resort, and The Hills star took Cabrera back just three weeks later. Are things heating up between them?

The couple, who dated several years ago, rekindled things about three weeks ago. The were spotted getting cozy catching Rock of Ages on Broadway in NYC.

"Ryan is a great guy," a pal says. "Audrina is having fun!"

Most famously linked to Justin "Bobby" Brescia, a co-star from The Hills, Audzo broke up with Aussie BMX racer Corey Bohan after two months in October.

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Ali Fedotowsky hates Vienna Girardi so hard on The Bachelor. Chris Harrison, the show's venerable host-pimp, says that attitude may come back to bite her.

On this week's episode, the Ali vs. Vienna war raged on. Ali in particular just can't deal. But Chris warns that the two ladies need to get over their bickering.

Otherwise, Jake Pavelka may just shun them both!

"Vienna and Ali are two of Jake's favorites," Harrison said. "The funny thing is, those two are beating each other up so bad, Tenley is just skating through."

"[Tenley Molzahn] is so sweet and maybe she doesn't outwardly show it, but I think she realizes, 'Hey, you guys just keep on fighting amongst yourselves!'"

Ali Fedotowsky and Vienna Girardi look so nice here, but ...

Ali Fedotowsky, Harrison adds, "has to forget about Vienna and worry about herself." He says she needs to realize, "'Enough with the bickering, cattiness."

"If I'm going to do this, I need to be with Jake. If Jake likes [Vienna], then so be it. I can't judge why she's here, and I just need to take care of myself.'"

Adds Harrison, "The quicker she realizes that, the better she will be."

Ali and Vienna Girardi "think that they're so different, but they aren't," Harrison adds. "I mean, their personalities, on the surface, appear to be different."

"But they are really caring, loving people. They think, if Jake likes Vienna or if Jake likes Ali, he can't possibly like me, but in actuality they don't realize how similar they are because obviously they don't get to see how they are on a date."

Who should Jake pick among his final four?

 

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Cute girls. Computerized couture. What's not to love?

Gossip Girl co-stars Leighton Meester and Jessica Szohr, along with Dear John actress Amanda Seyfried, all rocked some fabulous, futuristic frocks lately.

Who do you think looked best in hers? Can either young lady from the Gossip Girl contingent top the Big Love and movie star? Vote below and tell us!

Leighton, Jess and Amanda

Who wore this pattern best?

 

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Now that they've all been re-signed for a second season, the cast of Jersey Shore will be fist-pumping its way to greener, fake-tanned pastures. Or something.

The only different aspect of the hit show for the new season is ... the location. That's right. The cast is officially back, but won't be back in Seaside Heights.

It's unclear whether this is because that town somehow barred them, or whether the network simply wants to bring the merry band of guidos back sooner.

Perhaps MTV can put a new season together faster without waiting for summer in the Garden State. Or they just want to inflict pain on other cities/countries.

Pauly Gets a Mouthful

NOTHIN' BUT CLASS: Coming to a lucky city or nation to be named later!

Whatever the reason, the network has scouted 10 cities in the U.S. for the location of the upcoming Season Two, and have also expanded their search abroad.

Get ready for more than your fill of Snooki nude, Earth.

Producers have contacted Pauly D, J-Woww and the gang to make sure everyone has a valid passport. Downright frightening for every other nation on Earth.

What city or country should MTV torture with The Situation quotes, Ronnie beating the crap out of strangers and many glimpses down J-Woww's yellow top?

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Everyone wants a piece of Tiger Woods ... if you know what we mean! For many women, we mean sexually. For Kari Ann Peniche, we're talking about fame.

Remember Kari Ann? No? Shocking. She's only the 2004 Miss USA winner who was stripped of her title... and last year stripped for the Eric Dane nude tape.

When she's not in rehab, appearing on VH1 reality shows, getting engaged to random celebs and posing naked, Kari Ann Peniche is also an aspiring singer.

She's almost as good as Heidi Montag, to give you an idea.

Her latest "effort" is an ode to Tiger Woods and his many mistresses, entitled "U Me and Tiger Makes 3." Sounds like a ripoff of Britney Spears' "3." Oh well.

Every once in awhile, Kari Ann Peniche turns up somehow.

Nothing like trying to reclaim your 15 minutes at the expense of a huge sex scandal. Classy move. Not that we're surprised ... after all, this is Kari Ann Peniche.

Follow the jump to see this nonsense for yourself ...

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Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's embattled personal physician, will likely turn himself as police prepare to file charges in connection with the King of Pop's death.

According to TMZ, Murray is already in Los Angeles (his home base is Houston) and plans to surrender to the authorities Wednesday morning in an L.A. courtroom.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney will almost certainly charge Dr. Conrad Murray with involuntary manslaughter, and that may happen as early as this week.

Charges would have to be filed before any court appearance, so if Murray plans to surrender tomorrow morning, the D.A.'s office may charge him at that time.

Many times, defendants (or their lawyers) arrange for a surrender, rather than face the costly, embarrassing spectacle of being arrested and taken into custody.

Worst. Doctor. Ever.

It's unclear if Murray will be released on bail when and if he is charged.

Dr. Conrad Murray will almost certainly enter a plea of not guilty to involuntary manslaughter (or whatever charge he faces) and begin preparing his defense.

We say this because he has already retained a new attorney, J. Michael Flanagan, who successfully defended a doctor client for fatally administering Propofol.

Murray's use of the anesthetic to treat Jackson will form the crux of the D.A.'s case that he be held criminally liable for the death of the music icon June 25.

The Michael Jackson investigation has taken half a year to complete, and officials are determined not to blow it. It should be very interesting to watch unfold.

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John Mayer is a douchebag.

Sorry, but sometimes (okay, often), the dude is just so obsessed with himself and hearing himself talk that we can't think of better words to describe him.

Case in point? His recent comments about Tiger Woods ... and naturally how the golfer's plight relates to that of John Mayer, according to John Mayer.

"Tiger Woods' problems come from him being married. The end," the douchebag explains to the UK's Independent. "It has nothing to do with control."

"If Tiger Woods was a single guy," Mayer opines, "what sort of angle would there be to a text message? If Tiger Woods was single, and he texted a girl and said 'I wanna wear your ass like a hat,' why would that ever hit the news?"

The Douchebag King

He may have a point. But of course, it's all about John Mayer.

"I can text whatever I want to anybody in the world; I'm not married. I write a lot of dirty text messages to girls, and you've never seen any of them," he says.

"Why? Because if a girl brought a dirty text from me to the newspapers, they'd say 'I don't have an angle here. Someone wants to wear your ass like a hat?"

"Big deal. He's 32 years old. He's a single guy. If John Mayer has a wife and sends dirty text messages, then we got a story.' And that's why I won't do that."

"When I get married that's gonna be my vows, 'Do you, John Mayer, take this woman to have and to hold, to wear her ass like headgear, now and forever?'"

"Yes, I do. You're the one whose ass I wanna wear like a hat for the rest of my life. With this whole Tiger Woods scandal," he says, "I wish more people would be like, 'You know what, John Mayer? You didn't f--k up at all.'"

And we thought him bragging about his self-pleasuring expertise was bad. He and Mel Gibson need to start an Egomaniacs Who Heart Tiger Woods club.

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