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After a record-breaking 21.6 million votes, Jeanine Mason, at just 18 years old, took the win last night on So You Think You Can Dance, and the adorable Floridian could not be more surprised that she won title on the show's fifth season.

"It honestly feels like nothing right now. I just feel numb from head to toe. I know when it does hit me, I'll probably run around my apartment 5,000 times screaming at the top of my lungs. Other than that, I'm just so excited to be here," said Jeanine.

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"Someone asked me earlier if I ever had a feeling I would get eliminated and I said 'Every week!' Every week you think you're about to go home. I'm so happy that I didn't go home and that I got voted America's favorite dancer, which is ridiculous."

At 18, Jeanine Mason has a very bright, dancing future.

Executive producer Nigel Lythgoe was also pleasantly surprised: "I'm delighted, I love surprises, and I think it was a bit of a surprise tonight," he said.

Known for her versatile talent and bubbly personality, Jeanine Mason was chosen by fans as the So You Think You Can Dance winner over leggy talent Kayla Radomski, technical genius Brandon Bryant, and Broadway baby Evan Kasprzak.

As for her nearest competition, Brandon, Jeanine praised him, saying "He is amazing. Brandon [Bryant] is such a strong dancer. I grew so much because he took me up to a level that I never thought I could go to. He made me just live there."

"He was not willing to bring down his strengths for me," she said of Brandon, who she calls more talented. "He's like, 'Jeanine, you're going to meet me there.' He's my Miami buddy, and we went up thinking, either way, it's a win for Miami."

Next up for the So You Think You Can Dance competitors comes a 40-city tour. After that, the top four are packing their bags and heading for L.A., except for Evan, who thinks Broadway could be in his future. Congrats to Jeanine et al!

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These candid, poignant images of weight loss pitchman Kevin Federline kissing Victoria Prince in the photo booth at First Food & Bar at the Palazzo Las Vegas back on July 31 come to us courtesy of celebrity gossip magazine Life & Style.

What a touching portrait they paint.

In the City of Sin filming their reality show (seriously), it's good to see K-Fed still head over heels for Victoria Prince. And the random dude in there with them ...

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K-Fed and Victoria Prince pucker up in a kissing booth. You may hurl at will.

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Dania Ramirez has just become the newest face of CoverGirl, putting the beauty in the company of Drew Barrymore, Queen Latifah, Ellen DeGeneres, Rihanna and more.

Speaking to People about joining the illustrious brand, the 29-year-old best known for her role as Maya on Heroes, jokes that while her deal may have just come to fruition in 2009, in her mind “it’s been in the works my whole life."

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"I’ve always dreamed of being a CoverGirl.”

Not that it’s always been an easy path for the Dominican Repbulic native:

CoverGirl has an appropriate spokesmodel in Dania Ramirez.

“I’m bringing my story, a story of struggle and hard work. Not speaking the language [when I got to America] and trying to figure out my definition of beauty, you learn to recognize the beauty in all of us. It takes a strong person to get where I’ve got.”

But of course, that doesn’t mean that Dania doesn’t love the girlier things in life, like CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain: “If I could walk around telling people how great this is, I would!” she enthuses. “It adds color to your lips and lasts so long.”

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Kate Major and Stephanie Santoro who? Jon Gosselin and Hailey Glassman want the world to know they are still together and loving life as a couple.

They said this, themselves. It's not just a rumor.

Radar Online caught up with the controversial couple in New York State and as they emerged from a local Starbucks (strong coffee helps mask the smell of bong water), both of them said, on video, that they are still together.

While Jon has been seen with other women, most notably Kate 2.0 (Kate Major) and Stephanie Santoro, a cocktail waitress and his kids' babysitter, it was clear on this afternoon that despite the rumors, he’s all about Hailey Glassman.

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Jon with his first and favorite post-marriage play thing.

Asked if they are still together, the hand-holding couple says yes. So what about all those rumors out there, Hailey? “Oy vey,” Glassman said with a smile.

Both emphatically denied a breakup with Hailey Glassman instructing people to not “believe everything you read.” Which, lately, has been quite a lot.

Much of it involving Jon Gosselin giving it to any creature that registers a pulse.

Great news! Click to enlarge more Hailey Glassman and Jon Gosselin pics ...

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A decade removed from playing lovable loser Screech Powers on Saturday mornings, Dustin Diamond is writing a tell-all memoir about his days at Bayside High.

The book, titled Behind the Bell, hits shelves September 29. On the cover, a goateed Screech poses above a dated pic of his former Saved by the Bell co-stars.

Diamond was recently shunned from a Saved By the Bell reunion, and cropped out of a cast picture by People magazine, as a result of penning the memoir.

Here's the dirty author on the cover of his text ...

When it was announced in July 2008 that Dustin Diamond, who could certainly use the royalties to pay off his IRS tax lien, would pen a tell-all, Gotham Books was hyping up "sexual escapades among cast members, drug use, and hardcore partying."

But Gotham later dropped the 32-year-old shortly after he turned in his manuscript, possibly due to the gross Dustin Diamond sex tape that featured the shady actor defiling a pair of girls with one particularly nauseating maneuver.

Behind the Bell has since been picked up by a small Montreal-based operation called Transit Publishing. We know at least one guy who will be buying it, too:

"This book is freaking incredible!" Diamond's agent, Jarred Weisfeld, has said. "Everyone that reads it loves it. It is truly one of my favorites of all time."

We doubt Mark-Paul Gosselaar shares that assessment.

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On a sad note, we have learned that director John Hughes died of a heart attack this morning, according to reports. The '80s film staple was only 59.

Hughes is said to have suffered the heart attack while taking a morning walk during a trip to New York City to visit family. More details to come soon.

He directed many '80s hit films, and is responsible for classic The Breakfast Club quotes, Sixteen Candles quotes and Ferris Bueller's Day Off quotes.

John Hughes will be missed.

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Jessica Simpson was looking a little worse for the wear, which is a nice way of saying rough as hell, as she arrived at Beso in Hollywood, Calif., last night, to celebrate her longtime friend Ken Paves' birthday last night. Seriously. Rough.

Here's stylist Ken dragging his regular client ...

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Jessica Simpson with Ken Paves, the only guy left who can tolerate her.

Ever since Tony Romo dumped her (reportedly for Natalie Smith), Jessica has kept a low profile, as she is supposedly reeling over her latest breakup.

Will she spend eternity alone? Link back up with John Mayer? Get back together with ex-husband Nick Lachey so that OK! Magazine can nut itself?

Who the heck knows. But click to enlarge more Jessica Simpson pictures from last night and be sure to comment on how you think she's doing ...

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[Photos: Fame Pictures]

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We know Sherri Shepherd abhors all that Cookie Monster represents.

Absurd as that is, we know she puts her money where her mouth is.

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After months of dieting and exercising, The View co-host fulfilled her promise to walk out on stage in a bathing suit on Thursday's episode.

Walking on stage to "I'm Every Woman," Shepherd, 42, proclaimed, "I feel really great. I just wanted to show people that you don't have to do anything crazy. You just have to make some choices and exercise and the weight will drop off."

Sherri Shepherd looks like a new woman.

Since May, Sherri Shepherd lost 5 inches from her waist and 10 inches overall. Barbara Walters said her View colleagues "were very proud" of Shepherd, who celebrated by indulging in ribs and M&Ms producer Bill Geddes brought her as a treat.

Dieting hadn't been easy, Shepherd, who had been eating "a lot of grilled chicken, a lot of salad, a lot of water," said, adding loudly that "I'm miserable!"

In terms of exercise, "I do a lot of stairs, a lot of planks, a lot of squats, a lot of treadmill, a lot of screaming - and I do this four times a week."

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Debate over the health care plan championed by U.S. President Barack Obama is turning rancorous, with figures on both sides of the discussion lobbing harsh criticism at the other and even the Obama health care logo coming under attack.

As we saw with this week's Obama Joker poster, which brandished the word "socialism" and likened the Prez to Heath Ledger's character in The Dark Knight, there has been vehement opposition to some of the President's policy initiatives.

Addressing some of the opposition she has encountered, the U.S. Speaker of the House and universal health care advocate, Nancy Pelosi, recently accused protesters at Democratic health care town hall meetings of carrying swastikas.

In response, the website Sweetness and Light likened the Obama health care logo to a swastika and compared Democrats to Nazis. Makes perfect sense.

Here's the Obama health care logo ...

Fairly innocuous, right? Not according to Sweetness and Light, which proves that if you look hard enough, one can find a swastika hidden in anything ...

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Despite Paula Abdul's farewell Tweet and Fox wishing her happy trails, the latest American Idol conspiracy theory suggests she's not going anywhere.

Here are a few bits of evidence (albeit circumstantial) that make us wonder if the reality show and the wacky, but entertaining judge are really parting ways:

  • Within an hour of Abdul's bombshell, celebrity gossip maven Bonnie Fuller, late of HollywoodLife.com, tweeted that "Abdul has already signed her new deal [with American Idol]. The whole sob story was a pure publicity stunt."
  • Asked to comment if there was no way Abdul wouldn't be back on American Idol come the winter and the launch of the new season, Fox reps didn't respond.
  • On his radio show this morning, Ryan Seacrest said Abdul's departure was real, "as far as I know." Randy Jackson, meanwhile, said "It looks to be true."
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  • Asked to comment if it was possible for a star and network to cook up a scheme, entertainment attorney John J. Tormey III said, "Anything's possible."
  • Unnamed "television industry executives" told the New York Times they believe "Ms. Abdul's combative stance is simply a negotiating tactic." Of course, it could well be a one-sided tactic, if she really wants $20 million a year.
  • Tormey didn't think it was a reach to suggest Paul Abdul would appear to walk away from a deal in order to sweeten it. "In television," the lawyer said, "it's not uncommon for talent to take a hiatus in the event of negotiations."

So? What do you think? While it sounds obvious, the only way we'll know is with the passage of time ... or the instant American Idol get a new judge (today's rumored replacement is Victoria Beckham), or Paula Abdul gets a new gig.

Until then, we say let the conspiracy theories pile up!

Would you miss Paula on American Idol?

 

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