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Tyra Banks is coming to Gossip Girl this fall.

Little is known about the appearance by the Tyra Banks Show and America's Next Top Model host at this time, but she is said to be "putting on her acting shoes."

Awesome Tyra Banks Fashion

Does that means she'll be playing an actual part, rather than appearing as herself? If so, Gossip Girl is flirting pretty hard with stunt casting (and shark jumping).

Banks becomes the latest high-profile guest star to be announced for the hit show, which recently signed Hilary Duff for a multi-episode role as a college student.

Looks like Tyra is striving to annoy peeps on as many CW programs as possible. Here's hoping this part is a one-take roll with her barely visible in the background.

Are you excited for Tyra Banks on Gossip Girl?

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Kevin Federline has always known how to keep it classy.

Last night, he hit the aptly-named Wasted Space at the Hard Rock Hotel with girlfriend Victoria Prince, his entourage and VH1 reality show cameras in tow.

Fat K-Fed

Two things:

  1. Yes, he is actually getting a new reality show.
  2. You have to love this obvious, classic quote:

"Kevin looked noticeably heavier," a source tells E! News.

That's the kind of insight you can't get except from an eyewitness, people. But that's not even what we're reporting on regarding K-well-Fed today.

Kevin Federline and Victoria Prince? Money? Please.

Kevin may be living large on a multiple levels, but that doesn't mean he's a good tipper. Despite getting comped two bottles of Grey Goose, Federline stiffed all the servers at the club at the end of the night for no apparent reason.

But at least he had fun: "At one point, Kevin got on stage with the Sin City Sinners and hyped the crowd, bragging that he was intoxicated," a source says.

Kevin Federline, Victoria Prince and their entourage left around 3 a.m. to go party elsewhere, presumably without paying anything. That's the good life.

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Michael Jackson has been dead a whole month. That means it's totally time to anoint someone the new King of Pop, and Kanye West thinks he knows just the guy:

Kanye West.

Okay, not really. But would you be surprised?

This is all a sham, as Scrape TV made up a faux interview in which it quoted West as saying so. And as with some satirical jokes that just hit too close to home, the Onion-esque story was picked up as legit by multiple sources.

Ace Showbiz, Celebuzz, the Superficial and a handful of other news sites all reported Kanye's claims as fact. While that's shoddy reporting, and the joke on them, it shows what an egomaniac Kanye West is that this would be blindly accepted:

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Despite what some celeb gossip sites are reporting, Kanye West made no quotes about being the new King of Pop. But he probably did think it. [Photos: Fame Pictures]

"You know everyone loves and respects Michael, but times change," the humble star said. "It's sad to see Michael gone, but it makes a path for a new King of Pop."

"I'm willing to take that on. There's nobody who can match me in sales and in respect, so it only makes sense for me to take the crown and become the new King."

"First there was Elvis, then Michael, now in the 21st century it's Kanye's time to rule. I have nothing but respect for Michael, but someone needs to pick up where he left off, and there's nobody better than me to do that. I am the new King of Pop."

Unfortunately, these quotes are all made up. Reports of him hooking up with Kim Kardashian and sparking her breakup with Reggie Bush? Less clear.

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As investigators try to piece together the relationship between Dr. Conrad Murray and other medical professionals in the death of an icon, the L.A. County coroner's office indefinitely delayed the release of Michael Jackson's autopsy results.

A meeting between officials from the D.A.'s office, the LAPD and the coroner's office to discuss progress in the case resulted in Chief Ed Winter of the coroner's office saying ... he could not say when the cause of death would be announced.

"I have no idea," Winter said.

A law enforcement source familiar with the investigation said the coroner's staff asked for a delay but that there are no disagreements in theprobe over the interpretation of evidence, including toxicology tests, or the direction of the inquiry.

Law enforcement officials initially said the toxicology results, which are expected to make clear what killed Michael Jackson, would be made public this week.

The delay comes as investigators hunt for evidence of communication between Jackson's personal physician, Conrad Murray, and other health practitioners.

Smiling Michael Jackson

Warrants for searches conducted this week on Murray's Las Vegas properties authorized federal drug agents and LAPD detectives to seize e-mails, letters and notes between the cardiologist, Jackson and Beverly Hills dermatologist Arnold Klein.

Also seized was correspondence with:

  • Hollywood rheumatologist Allan Metzger
  • Los Angeles nurse Cherilyn Lee
  • Las Vegas dentist Mark Tadrissi
  • Beverly Hills anesthesiologist Randy Rosen
  • NYC ear-nose-and-throat specialist David Slavit

Jackson was a past patient of Rosen. Arnold Klein, Metzger and Lee bad been treating Jackson at the time of his death. Lee has said Jackson's asked her in April for Propofol, the potent anesthetic law enforcement sources said was found in his home.

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Reporters live in front of the cameras - on their own terms.

But the Erin Andrews 911 call to report two photographers parked outside her house in suburban Atlanta shows just how uncomfortable her situation is now.

Andrews describes herself as "the girl that was videotaped in a hotel naked" and expressed frustration about being treated like "f*%king Britney Spears."

Sounding totally in control and absolutely helpless at the same time, the hotel video target is exceedingly polite, yet swearing like a sailor a minute later.

Seconds before almost breaking into tears, Erin playfully tells her mom that she's "totally being obvious" as they're trying to get a license plate number.

These contradictions are fitting, in a way, for a story that is full of them.

So many people want to make the scandal a black and white issue: Andrews is a victim, she brought it on herself, blame bloggers, blame the Internet, etc.

There are no simple answers, however. Just because Erin Andrews cultivated her sex appeal to make her the most popular sideline reporter in America doesn't mean she somehow deserved to be the subject of a nude hotel peephole video.

But even as she is calling the police about paparazzi stationed outside of her house, it was just weeks ago that Andrews was openly campaigning for a spot on Dancing With the Stars, a move that invited attention on a celebrity level.

There's no grand lesson to be learned here, just another sad, cautionary tale about the perils of fame. Oddly enough, Britney Spears can probably relate.

Listen to Erin's 911 call below ...

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Brazilian police now say boxer Arturo Gatti hanged himself with a bag strap that he tied around a wooden staircase column seven feet off the ground.

Milena Saraiva, a spokeswoman for police in the northeastern city of Recife, says police first thought Gatti was strangled by wife Amanda Rodrigues.

They were led to believe this because his body was found on the floor.

Amanda Carine Barbosa Rodrigues was arrested but will not be charged.

An autopsy report indicated Gatti was suspended off the ground for three hours early July 11, however. An analysis found marks on the staircase column.

Arturo Gatti was found several hours later by his 23-year-old Brazilian wife, Amanda Rodrigues, who had been held in custody but was freed yesterday.

Police officially ruled the former welterweight champion's death a suicide.

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Reid Rosenthal, the third runner-up on The Bachelorette who shocked viewers after returning to the show, getting down on one knee and proposing to Jillian Harris on Monday's season finale - is still hurting over his rejections.

"I thought I was the best guy with her," he said. "I knew I wanted to spend tomorrow [with her]. I wasn't 100 percent sure we were going to get married in six months or a year, but I knew she was someone I wanted to spend a lot of time with."

Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez

"I actually thought that my relationship with Jillian was 50 times better than the other guys. I thought it was my job to come back and get her."

Reid Rosenthal adds that if he had admitted his love for Jillian earlier, she would have eliminated Kiptyn Locke in the penultimate episode, not him.

"At this point, I had strong feelings for her, but like I said at the [After the Final Rose] taping, everything happens for a reason," says Rosenthal. "That helps me have some closure right there. Everything works the way it is supposed to work out."

Ready to date again “pretty soon - immediately,” Reid Rosenthal admits that his recent modicum of celebrity has certainly been a hit with the ladies.

“It’s insane! I thought it was just in Philly but now I’m out in L.A. and I was hanging out by the pool minding my own business and every single person came up to me and wanted to take pictures with me,” a bewildered Reid recalls.

“When people come up, they are like, ‘We feel so bad.’ Two months have gone by now, so I’m a little more detached than when I first got back.”

As for Jillian Harris, Rosenthal says he has nothing but the best of wishes for her and Ed Swiderski: “If she’s happy, I’m happy for her,” he says.

Lastly, Reid, who was able to return the ring he bought for Harris, is not sure if he’d like to be the next Bachelor, should that opportunity arise.

“The upside is that you have 25 girls coming after you, which can never be a bad thing. I trust the process at this point even if it is a little unnatural and you have to get to know somebody faster than you typically would,” he said.

“The downside is it is a ton of work. With real estate being so busy now, it’d be hard for me to figure out how to keep my business and do that.”

Who should be the next Bachelor?

 

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Eminem has once again gone back to the seemingly endless well of celebrity disses and pulled out a new diatribe directed at Mr. and Mrs. Nick Cannon.

The reason (not that he's ever needed one) - he's firing back at Mariah Carey's recent Slim Shady-channeling video for her single, "Obsession."

In "The Warning," Eminem raps:

"I got the exact same tattoo that's on Nick's back, I'm obsessed now, oh gee, is that supposed to be me in the video with the goatee?"

He goes on to gloat about the time Mariah "was wild 'n' out before Nick" and when he himself gave Carey "somethin' to smile about." Wow.

This all started, we think, because Carey has made light of her reported relationship with Eminem back in 2001, and the rapper is clearly pissed.

Eminem gave Carey a shout-out in his recent tune "Bagpipes From Baghdad," which included a pointed suggestion to Cannon to "back the f*%k up."

Cannon responded in May that "homeboy is still obsessed with my wife."

A few days later, Eminem implied to listeners of the satellite radio show he was hosting that he had once urinated on the superstar. On purpose.

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Get ready for Eminem vs. Nick and Mariah, Round 10. [Photos: Fame Pictures]

Back to Team Cannon. Earlier this year, Carey dressed up like Eminem and poked no small amount of fun at him in her music video for "Obsessed."

Which brings us to "The Warning," in which Eminem scaldingly raps:

"You probably think if I had something on you I woulda did it by now, on the contrary, Mary Poppins, I'm mixing our studio session down and sending it off to mastering to make it loud, enough dirt on you to murder you, this is what the f--k I do..."

"Mariah, it ever occur to you that I still have pictures?"

Oh, boy. "But if I'm embarrassing me, I'm embarrassing you and don't you dare say it isn't true," he continues later in the track.

"As long as the song's getting airplay I'm dissing you, I'm a hair away from getting carried away and getting sued, I was gonna stop at 16, this is 32, this is 34 bars, we ain't even a third of the way through."

Bottom line? Don't expect to outlast Eminem in a feud.

Whose side are you on?

 

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The wife of Tom and the mother of Suri Cruise may be joining the cast of the Sex and the City movie sequel, if some recent rumors are to be believed.

Thankfully, the star is not planning to replace Jennifer Hudson as Sarah Jessica Parker's lovestruck personal assistant, nor hooking up with Mr. Big.

We hope.

Word is she's wanted to play a high-powered young businesswoman ready to go toe-to-toe with Kim Cattrall's take-no-prisoners Samantha Jones.

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Katie and Suri Cruise on her new movie set. [Photo: Fame Pictures]

Katie most recently "performed" on So You Think You Can Dance last week. We use that term very loosely, as there was little dancing and no singing in likely the most overhyped, overrated guest appearance in that show's history.

Holmes is also filming the new movie Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark. Do you think she'd be a good addition to the Sex and the City movie sequel?

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Michael Jackson spent his final hours in Dr. Conrad Murray's bedroom. In his personal physician's bed, as a matter of fact, investigators are saying.

Law enforcement sources say Jackson did not want people going in and out of his room, so he used Murray's bedroom when he received his IV of Propofol.

Michael Jackson Jr. Birth Certificate

Dr. Conrad Murray administered the powerful anesthesia to Jackson - as he was doing almost nightly - hours before he died, as the singer lay in his bed.

Emergency workers found an IV stand, an empty IV bag and oxygen tanks in Murray's room. Cops found a secret stash of Propofol and other drugs hidden in a closet connected to Murray's room in their searches after Michael passed away.

At some point, Dr. Conrad Murray left the room when Jackson was receiving an IV drip of Propofol and the doctor may have even fallen asleep. Cops believe by the time he woke, Michael Jackson's heart may have already stopped beating.

Dr. Murray was not in Jackson's house during the day. He would show up in the evening and leave in the morning. Law enforcement believes the doc may have regularly gone there at night to administer Propofol via IV so he could sleep.

Law enforcement officials believe that Dr. Conrad Murray may have discovered Michael Jackson around 9 a.m. on June 25 the day of the singer's death.

One theory cops are working on in their massive manslaughter investigation is that after discovering Jackson either in distress or dead, Dr. Murray called two employees in Houston and told them to remove boxes from his storage unit.

Both women - LaQuisha Middleton and her sister, LaQuanda Price - say Dr. Murray did not call them, but police think that's dubious. The stories of these women conflict. One says a box of needles was retrieved; the other, a chair.

As for what may have been in the boxes, law enforcement is investigating whether Dr. Murray had Propofol delivered to his Houston medical office ... possibly put in his storage unit ... and then FedEx'd to Los Angeles as needed.

Dr. Conrad Murray rented the storage unit April 1 and staff went back on four different occasions before Jackson's death. Law enforcement remains on the hunt for evidence of Propofol when they searched Dr. Conrad Murray's home and offices.

According to the search warrants, authorities were looking for, among other things, "records, shipping orders, distribution lists, use records relating to the purchase, transfer, receiving, ordering, delivery and storage of PROPOFOL."

The warrant also stated officials were looking to prove a number of alleged violations, including "prescribing to an addict" and "excessive prescribing."

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