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There was so much on TV last night, you probably couldn't have watched it all if you tried. Can you imagine the stone age before DVRs? Dark times, indeed.

THG and its friends at TV Fanatic have the action recapped for you in this rundown of Thursday night programming. Follow the links below to get caught up:

  • Elena saved Damon's life and learned some big secrets on The Vampire Diaries.
  • Many jobs and relationships were left in limbo on an all-new Grey's Anatomy.
  • Shonda Rhimes' other ABC series, Private Practice, felt a bit cliched this week.
  • The network also debuted Grey's Anatomy in law firm format: The Deep End.
  • The Mentalist tried a different approach last night, and it was hit-or-miss.
Snooki, The Situation
  • The Jersey Shore season finale was last night. Try to contain yourselves ...
  • Parks and Recreation took us inside Leslie Knope's house for the first time.
  • Hilarious Jeff morphed somewhat into hilarious, mature Jeff on Community.
  • The Office was really a clip show, but 30 Rock brought the funny to Boston.
  • LeBron and the Cavs ousted Kobe and the Lakers (for all you sports fans).
  • Finally, last night was the penultimate Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien.

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We want to give Chris Brown a chance to repair his image. We really do.

Sometimes, though, the guy just needs his publicist closer by to prevent unfortunate incidents such as his Twitter meltdown last month, or the photo below.

What Can Brown Do For You?

Brown has been peeping some runway shows during Paris Fashion Week, which is cool, except that he decided to go see Jean Paul Gaultier's presentation.

Jean Paul an iconic couture designer known for wildly creative shows.

So much so that Gaultier got in on the action, covering his face with makeup to look like blood and bruises in order to match his boxing-themed collection.

Naturally, Chris Brown had to go and pose with him, though. Innocent, yes. But not after he turned the face of Rihanna into much worse than this ...

Chris Brown with his latest victim, Jean Paul Gaultier. Kidding!

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If the U.S. Senate race victory by Scott Brown earlier this week weren't enough of a signal that people are upset with the White House, wait until they hear this.

None other than Jay Leno will be hosting the annual White House Correspondents Association dinner. Talk about losing touch with the American people, Barack!

Granted, the organization made the decision to hire the comic weeks before Tonight Show drama erupted, and Leno is (well, was) not all that controversial.

Still, the Obama administration might want to swap him for Conan!

Barack Obama on Jay Leno's Tonight Show earlier this year.

Jay also had the advantage of already having hosted this particular event three times before, in 1987, 2000 and 2004, under administrations for both political parties.

The Obama administration doesn't need any more bad press these days, but it's not a bad hire for everyone. If there's anyone that can see the bright side here, it's:

  1. Writers for The Late Show With David Letterman. Two words: Field. Day.
  2. The Salahis. Even White House party crashers are more welcome than Jay!

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The former aide who helped John Edwards cover up his affair and love child with Rielle Hunter is dismissing his former boss' long-overdue confession yesterday as mere "empty words" that are nothing more than a desperate PR campaign.

Andrew Young is lashing out at the two-time presidential candidate in an exclusive interview with ABC News hours after the former Senator released a statement Thursday admitting he is the father of mistress Rielle's two-year-old daughter.

A Rielle Hunter Picture

"I think those were words, empty words," Young said. "If that is what he wanted to say, he should have said it two years ago. I think it's just a PR campaign."

Edwards' confession comes two weeks before a book by Young, called The Politician, will be released - and will detail his account of the Edwards sex scandal.

Family friend and lawyer Harrison Hickman responded that Edwards waited to admit paternity until arrangements for child support were finalized. Puh. Lease.

Young claims Edwards proposed an elaborate cover-up - faking a paternity test - in a failed attempt to conceal that he fathered a baby with Rielle Hunter.

It was Young, of course, who initially tried to protect his boss' reputation and political career by publicly stating that he was the father of Hunter's infant.

Rielle Hunter did not dispute this, and the story died down ... until Edwards was busted visiting her in an L.A. hotel. Then the heat was on him tenfold.

"The senator made the full pitch," Young said. "Not just for me. I mean he didn't just have to convince me that I was going to take paternity."

"He also had to convince Rielle to publicly claim I was the father."

Young said Edwards asked him to steal one of his daughter's soiled diapers in a strategy to confirm he was the dad, then get a doctor to fake DNA results.

The aide ignored the request, but says it speaks volumes about the man Edwards is, and the lengths to which he would go to perpetuate his double life.

Rielle Hunter with John Edwards' love child, Frances Quinn.

Edwards admitted matter-of-factly in his Thursday statement that "I am Quinn's father" and said it was "wrong" to ever deny he was the father of the infant.

Landing in Haiti to work on earthquake relief with actor Sean Penn, Edwards told reporters, "I've said what I have to say for now. I'm here to help people."

As for scorned wife Elizabeth, she did not answer questions about their marital status and would not speculate on where she and John will go in the future.

"If somebody has a crystal ball, they can let me know," said Edwards, who is still fighting cancer. "My marriage shouldn't be on anybody's radar except mine."

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All good things must come to an end. So, too, must the first season of Jersey Shore, and The Hollywood Gossip has all the action recapped below as only we can.

Last night's ninth and final episode of the MTV hit's inaugural run was somewhat subdued and sentimental (seriously), which wasn't a bad thing. Let's get to it:

Pauly D's girl says the gang is "acting like Israelis." Vinny's reply: "Israelis are like [machine gun noises, gestures]." Equal opportunity stereotypes! Minus 3.

Vinny, Pauly D, and Mike head out for some male bonding. Plus 4, because this surprisingly normal behavior makes them actually look like chill dudes. Almost.

Sammi bails Ronnie out of jail after his latest fight. They hug. He says he's not sorry he hit the guy, only that he got caught, blah, blah, we're bored. Minus 5.

Upset over guys, Snooki decides to dance away the pain. Solo. In broad daylight. People stare as if this were the first Oompa Loompa in a white, leopard print mini dress they've ever seen break it down in front of a camera crew. Plus 6.

Snooki Dance Party

One-woman dance party. Snooki stizzyle.

Pauly D: "We stayed boys throughout this whole thing. This bond that we shared brings us together and no one can ever take that away from us, ever. Like, we take that with us for life, this bond ... That was deep." It sure was. Plus 4.

Sammi and Ronnie go out on a date, "somewhere out of Seaside ... getting away from it all." In Belmar, an even trashier location 17 miles up the coast. Minus 3.

The pair toasts each other and their future, post-Shore. Actually kinda sweet. Plus 2.

Poor Snooki whines about guys some more. Geez, give it a rest, girlfriend, Minus 7.

We learned last night that Vinny thinks Pauly D is "ridiculously, ridiculously good looking." Pauly D's look to the camera said it all. He's the ultimate guido! Plus 9.

Snooki and The Situation go hot-tubbing. We're scared for what's coming. Minus 5.

Snooki and Mike Make Out

The Situation and Snooki suck face. We're as grossed out as you.

Revolting as watching Snooki maul The Situation might seem, he was actually being genuinely nice to her, before, during after making out. Plus 6 for his sensitive side.

Mike: "Next thing you know, Snooks' clothes just started coming off!" No no no no no. Fortunately, he puts a stop to it, because they're like siblings, so only Minus 3.

Cue season-ending montage:. Fights. Hook-ups. Pickles. Abs. Fights. Hair spray. Fist-pumping. Fights. Hot tub action. Arrests. Laughs. Fights. The Situation. Plus 5.

TOTAL: +10! SEASON: +56! We're ready for a break from the Shore, but we also can't want for it to return. Follow the link for a full season of Jersey Shore quotes!

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Single mom Bristol Palin wants her baby daddy to support their kid.

Specifically, that means she is angling for some of the money generated by the recent Levi Johnston nude Playgirl photos and subsequent media blitz.

Court documents filed by Bristol's lawyer Wednesday in Alaska demand $1,750 a month from Levi - retroactive to the birth of son Tripp on December 27, 2008.

According to the filing, Bristol Palin believes Levi pulled in "in excess of $105,000 in 2009 through various media interviews and modeling related activities."

In other words, peeps paid Levi Johnston to get naked! That's what he does.

Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin in happier, fake-engaged times.

Bristol says in a statement, "I have received limited and sporadic financial assistance from Levi." Bristol says Levi forked over only $4,400 over the 13 months of Tripp's existence - $3,000 on September 9, 2009, $1,400 on December 19.

Pretty weak, dude. Way to support your kid.

Bristol Palin is seeking temporary support for lil' Tripp, pending permanent child support. In the meantime, maybe hit up mom Sarah for some book royalties?

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Mischa Barton has really fallen on hard times these days. Pretty soon, that hooker outfit she donned for Law & Order: SVU may be her actual working attire.

Okay, we're exaggerating a little there. But a landlord really is saying the star is refusing to pay rent on her $7,000-a-month apartment in New York City.

Disoriented

Landlord M.R.A. Realties Inc. says in a lawsuit that Barton rebuffed efforts to collect the last three months' worth of rent in her Tribeca neighborhood pad.

The skinny actress' representatives had no immediate response. The landlord wants Barton to pay rent as well as legal fees incurred during the proceedings.

Mischa Barton has issues. Financial, not just mental!

The 23-year-old Barton also lives in Los Angeles. The lawsuit filed Thursday says that her one-year lease on the Manhattan apartment began in September 2009.

At the time, she was in The Beautiful Life, a CW series about the New York modeling world. The show was canceled in September after airing just two episodes.

Barton rose to fame playing Marissa Cooper on Fox's teen drama The OC. She's been looking extremely healthy and lucid ever since. Actually, quite the opposite.

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Heidi Montag's mom Darlene is livid with her plastic surgery-obsessed daughter.

When Heidi underwent 10 plastic surgery procedures in one day, The Hills star kept those plans secret from friends, and even her family. For very good reason.

Now, nine weeks after her "dramatic transformation," which actually didn't change her as much as the first batch of surgeries she got, Montag's mom knows.

And Darlene Egelhoff is pissed.

"I still can't believe I'm 23 and mom is reacting this way," Montag confessed to People. "I'm nervous to go home and face her. Especially with cameras rolling."

Da Plastic Princess

CYBORG: Heidi is more Barbie than human. [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

A source close to the family says Darlene is even more upset than when she brought home Spencer Pratt, or when she heard Heidi's terrible debut album.

"She is horrified and having a total breakdown," a source says of Heidi Montag's mother. "She lost it. She can't wait to confront Heidi when she goes home."

The Colorado resident will get her wish soon, as "Heidi is planning to head back to her small town of Crested Butte very soon," says a source close to the 'Tag.

Hills fans will get to see the drama play out next season on MTV hit, as cameras will catch every moment. Bet they paid for her 10-surgery bonanza, too.

Heidi Montag looked hotter ...

 

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Days after being sidelined by exhaustion, Lady Gaga returned to the place she loves most - the stage at New York's Radio City Music Hall - and acted like her old self.

Her old self being her young, outrageous self.

Throwing Flowers

Several shows on her Monster's Ball tour were postponed, but LG rallied for her appearance on Oprah, followed by shows at her hometown's famous venue.

"It's surreal for me to be here tonight because I grew up in New York," the rumored hermaphrodite told the sold-out crowd. "I just feel so very blessed."

The human disco ball returned to action this week.

How does this fabulous getup compare with some of the singer's wild past outfits? Take a look at our gallery of Lady Gaga pictures and vote on your favorites.

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Yesterday, we profiled and took your pulse on some surprisingly sophisticated and conservative Jessica Simpson fashion. The verdict? Actually fairly positive!

Now, let's see how you feel about the star's hair.

Jessica has mixed it up recently, keeping her face the focus by sweeping back her hair at one event, thrn switching to a retro-inspired bouffant with bangs.

Which look do you think is best? Vote below ...

  • Sultry Simpson
  • J. Simps Pic

Jessica Simpson looks way better with ...

 

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