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In news we did not expect to wake up to this morning, Karina Smirnoff and Brad Penny, overweight MLB pitcher, have been waking up in Turks and Caicos - together!

In addition to frolicking on the sand and in the surf, the two were seen snorkeling and playing a game of catch. All we have to say here: Maksim Chmerkovskiy who?!

Penny was 11-9 with a 4.88 ERA and zero salads eaten last season with the Red Sox and Giants. Smirnoff dazzled on Dancing with the Stars last season as always.

Here's a picture of the smokin' hot, vacationing tandem ...

Karina Smirnoff, Brad Penny

Hopefully Karina Smirnoff gives Brad Penny an offseason workout - if you know what we mean! Editor's note: We don't either. [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

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Sandra Bullock continued her seemingly unstoppable awards-show winning streak for The Blind Side at Saturday's 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Other top movie winners last night included Jeff Bridges, like Sandra a Golden Globe winner, for outstanding male leading actor (Crazy Heart), and the stars of Inglourious Basterds, which claimed outstanding performance by an ensemble cast.

The TV portion of the awards were dominated by (to the surprise of no one) 30 Rock, with Mad Men, Dexter and Glee getting in on the action as well.

Here's a full list of SAG nominees and winners (in italics) for 2010 ...

FILM

Best Actor

Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
George Clooney, Up In The Air
Colin Firth, A Single Man
Morgan Freeman, Invictus
Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker

Two of last night's (predictably awesome) SAG award winners.

Best Actress

Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
Helen Mirren, The Last Station
Carey Mulligan, An Education
Gabourey Sidibe, Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia

Best Supporting Actor

Christoph Waltz, Inglorious Basterds
Matt Damon, Invictus
Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
Christopher Plummer, The Last Station
Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones

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Alleged comedian Andy Dick was arrested in West Virginia on two felony counts of first-degree sexual abuse this morning. Talk about a _______ move!

Dick was released from jail in Barboursville, W.V., after posting $60,000 bail. The owner of the Funny Bone, where he performed last night, posted bail.

According to officials, Dick was talking to a guy when he "unexpectedly, and without invitation, grabbed the victim's crotch, groping, then kissing him."

Also, the security guard at the bar is claiming that Andy Dick "grabbed his crotch and began laughing" when the guard tried to give him an armband.

Dick was in town performing at the Funny Bone in Huntington, W.V. Manager Tom Schaefer says Dick will go on stage Saturday and Sunday as planned.

Andy Dick Mug Shot

This old (but still funny!) Andy Dick mug shot is from '08.

One of his alleged victims last night? Phillip Daniels, a bouncer at Rum Runners, who says Dick tried walking past him when he entered, without taking a wristband.

Daniels says he stopped the comedian, put the band on his wrist ... and Andy grabbed his crotch. When he pulled away, the guy says, Dick laughed and walked off.

"You could tell he was really out of it. He was on something," he said. A male patron also says Dick also groped him at the same location. Police were soon called.

The bouncer says someone called the cops, who showed up 20 minutes later, inquiring about Andrew. A few minutes later they departed with the Dick in handcuffs.

You may recall that the man is currently on probation over an incident at a chicken joint, where he was busted for sexual assault and copped a plea to battery in 2008.

He faces 1-5 years in prison if convicted this time. Andy's lawyer says Andy "is stunned by these allegations" and denies wrongdoing. If so, then what's with this ...

Groping the Fellas

He may or may not be convicted of sexual abuse, but Andy Dick was definitely all over some fellas last night in W.V., according to this TMZ picture. [Photo: TMZ]

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Last night's TV lineup was notable for two reasons: Conan's last show, and far more significantly, the Hope For Haiti Now Telethon for earthquake relief funds.

The mood was subdued, yet the underlying force of A-list stars was a force to be reckoned with. No one was more instrumental in this than George Clooney.

The actor spent a week pulling together the two-hour Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief, and donated $1 million of his own money.

Anderson Cooper's dispatches from the earthquake-torn nation and Wyclef Jean's closing message of hope for his fellow Haitians were particularly moving.

George Clooney and his army of A-list fundraisers.

You don't often see phone banks manned by the likes of Charlize Theron, Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts, Steven Spielberg, Reese Witherspoon, Cindy Crawford, Ben Affleck, Sigourney Weaver, Ringo Starr and Jack Nicholson - to name a select few.

Did we mention Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Simmons, Zac Efron, Billy Crystal, Gerard Butler, Neil Patrick Harris, LL Cool J and Selena Gomez were also there?

We could go on for hours about this event, which raised tens of millions for a good cause. Click to enlarge some images from our Hope For Haiti Now album:

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He's as free as a bird now, and this bird you cannot change.

Truer words have never been spoken, and early this morning, a departing Conan O'Brien spent the last few minutes of his Tonight Show tenure jamming with none other than Will Ferrell on the classic Lynyrd Skynyrd farewell ballad.

Here's Will, Conan and his band doing "Free Bird" ...

Conan's final episode was, in many ways, a somber one. He showed a picture of his staff and expounded on what hosting The Tonight Show meant to him.

"Every comedian dreams of hosting the Tonight Show and, for seven months, I got to. I did it my way, with people I love, and I do not regret it," he said.

Refraining from any well-deserved NBC bashing (probably because of his contract buyout), he thanked the network for making his entire career possible.

He did needle NBC for building a $50 million studio for him just a year ago, suggesting alternate uses for it going forward: Site of Tiger Woods' mistresses 1st annual reunion, water park for Max Weinberg's illegitimate children, etc.

Oddly enough, after the Hope for Haiti Now benefit Friday, NBC chose to air Dateline at 10 p.m., rather than the Jay Leno Show, meaning the final night of Conan O'Brien's career at NBC was the only one in which he didn't have to follow Jay.

As for his next move?

"As I set off for exciting new career opportunities, I just want to make one thing clear to everyone listening out there: I will do nudity," Conan boasted.

Follow the jump for a montage of some of the best moments from The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, the finale of which came a decade too soon:

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We don't want to jinx it, but Spencer Pratt, master manipulator and media madman, has remained mute regarding the whole Heidi Montag plastic surgery debacle.

Speaking out for the first time to People, Heidi's husband says he supports her, but at the same time he isn't totally in favor of what she did. A politician at work!

For the past three years, while Heidi Montag has obsessed about her imperfections and eagerly planned her 10 procedures, Pratt was there to voice his opinion.

"Anytime I hinted that it might be a little much or if I just asked if she was sure, I even felt like I was crossing lines," Spencer Pratt says. "I'm not in charge of what she does with any part of her body. I'm her husband – not her owner."

What a surprisingly lenient pimp/manager.

Gross Speidi Smooch

GROSS: Spencer Pratt moves in for a hot, surgically-altered plastic kiss.

To Spencer, his wife of a year was perfect to begin with, but "everyone sees themselves differently when they look in the mirror ... nobody truly understands how she feels except her. I may not be okay with things, but it's not my call."

Throughout the seven-week-plus recovery from her 10 procedures, Pratt played nurse day and night. But the hardest part of all was seeing his wife post-surgery.

"Right after ... it was the worst experience of my life," Pratt said. "Nobody that loves a loved one should see that." Talk about a ringing endorsement right there!

"At the end of the day we do share a same opinion," says Heidi, appreciative of her man being honest. "It's my body and I need to feel comfortable as a woman, as a person, and my inner beauty is always there and that's what's most important."

Except it's clearly not most important, otherwise you wouldn't have had your face butchered over the course of a few years. But whatever helps you sleep at night!

Heidi Montag looks/looked way better ...

 

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Britney is not free. At least not yet. She surprisingly has no beef with this.

At least that's the face she puts on in public. Despite speculation that the 28-year-old pop star was heading to court Friday to get the ball rolling on ending her father's control over her financial and medical affairs, this was not the case.

If Britney is indeed feuding with dad Jamie, there was no indication of that (or anything like it) yesterday in court. Instead, money was the order of the day.

L.A. Superior Court Commissioner Reva Goetz signed off on the conservators' request for "the disposal of certain property" and their desire to auction off a dress Britney rocked at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards to benefit Haiti relief.

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WHAT A DICK! We mean the dude on her shirt, of course.

No one divulged what said property was, only that it included "items no longer useful to Spears" and that she is "perfectly satisfied with the disposal of property" according to the singer's attorney, Samuel Ingham. Well, that's great news!

Spears "was very enthusiastic" about the Haiti donation, he added.

Britney left the court appearance early because of a prior commitment with her kids, but is "appreciative of the extra time and energy the court has given" to her.

No sign of any of the weird behavior that has been observed in recent weeks, or any drama from within the singer's camp. We now return to actual celebrity news!

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Welcome, celebrity news fans, to The Hollywood Gossip and our Week in Review. Here, we take a look back at the top stories of the past seven days.

Some of the highlights (and lowlights) at THG from January 16-22 ...

  • Finally admitting what we've suspected for two years-plus, John Edwards publicly claimed paternity of the daughter of mistress Rielle Hunter. Not without trying to avoid it first, though. Dude supposedly wanted to fake a DNA test.
  • Heidi Montag made news for two comically bad reasons in the same week. First, her awful album debuted to meager sales (that's putting it kindly). Then the plastic surgery onslaught on her face continued to draw scrutiny.
  • Jay Leno has officially ousted Conan O'Brien. Not a popular move.
  • Stars continue to unite for Haiti, including in a planned telethon.

We already knew it, but Edwards' admission was still the week's #1 shocker.

  • American Idol auditions rolled on ... and a list of finalists was leaked. That was more shocking than anything on the season finale of Jersey Shore.
  • The Bachelor continued to make headlines as well, first for a possibly pregnant Tenley Molzahn (she's not), then possibly insane Michelle (she is).
  • Obligatory Brangelina tabloid rumors: Angelina Jolie prepares for life without Brad, while Jennifer Aniston rocks a revenge body. Whatever that is.
  • TMI Award of the Week: John Mayer, one-man pleasuring virtuoso.
  • Worst Tweet of the Week: Scott Baio, re: Michelle Obama's looks.
  • Can't Miss Performance of the Week: Adam Lambert on Oprah.
  • Random Scandal of the Week: The teen mom's mom assault.
Courtenay and Casey

Just when you thought you'd heard it all from Courtenay Semel.

  • In sex tape news, Courtenay Semel says she and Casey Johnson made one. And it was a piece of art. We're as confused as we are grossed out.
  • A slew of reports placed Tiger Woods in Mississippi, seeking treatment for sex addiction in rehab. This was later confirmed by a reliable source.
  • In breakup news, Chris Pine and Olivia Munn called it quits. Tiger and his scorned, estranged wife Elin Woods, however, miraculously have not!
  • R.I.P.: NFL star Gaines Adams and Survivor star Jennifer Lyon.

Don't forget to follow THG on Twitter for all the latest Hollywood news, celebrity gossip, rumors, commentary and humor as it happens, 24/7/365.

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Kim Kardashian took time out from her career as a professional celebrity to obtain a restraining order against an alleged stalker, Dennis Shaun Bowman.

This guy is delusional and believes he's dating her, says Kim, who notes that her obsessed fan has been following her and "poses an immediate threat."

Bowman began sending Kardashian Twitter messages last fall, professing love for her, then moved from Georgia to Kardashian's home of Calabasas, Calif.

More disturbingly, he has started turning up periodically at the socialite's appearances in L.A., sometimes wearing joker face paint, a la The Dark Knight.

Wonder if he present for this display.

Dude must be out of his mind. He even sent a Twitter message to her boyfriend, Reggie Bush, looking for a fight. Reggie plays professional football!

A Kim K. Pic

Why stalk Kim Kardashian? It's illegal, and she's not that interesting!

At least he can be polite sometimes, however. Bowman also Tweeted to Kardashian to ask forgiveness for missing their dinner date planned in Atlanta recently.

They never had one, but still, good manners!

Under the restraining order, recommended by LAPD's Threat Management unit, Bowman must stay 500 yards away from Kardashian and stop contacting her.

Fortunately, he can still peruse our gallery of Kim Kardashian pictures!

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