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Usually, politicians are ambitious creatures who choose words carefully and make open-ended statements, but Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wasn't this time.

She battled Barack Obama down to the wire for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, but don't expect the 2008 runner-up to ever try to succeed him.

Asked on Today if she will ever run for president again, the former First Lady and U.S. Senator, laughed heartily and replied: "No. No. No. I mean, this is a great job. It is a 24-7 job. And I'm looking forward to retirement at some point.”

She also addressed criticism that the head of the State Department is marginalized in debates over two national security threats: Afghanistan and Iran.

"I find it absurd," Clinton said, adding that maybe it is a "woman thing."

TEAM OF RIVALS: Obama brought Clinton into his administration.

"You know, I’m not one of these people who feels like I have to have my face in the front of the newspaper or on the TV every moment of the day. I would be irresponsible and negligent were I to say, 'Everything must come to me.'"

"Maybe that is a woman's thing. My goal is to be a positive force to implement the kind of changes the president and I believe are in the best interests of our country. But that doesn't mean it all has to be me, me, me all the time.”

Given Obama's late night skewering of late, perhaps there's just a little bit of HRC that's glad she's out of the limelight while the presidency is Barack's problem.

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Forget Britney Spears. Heidi Montag has a new celebrity hero.

"She said she wanted to be the next Octomom!" her co-star Audrina Patridge said at the Surfrider's Gala on Friday in L.A. "I was like, 'Heidi, no you don't!'"

Octomom, a.k.a. Nadya Suleman, has 14 kids and no job. Or significant other. Oh yes, she was a single mother of six before giving birth to her octuplets.

Even she admits "it was a mistake" to have so many kids "without a father figure." Well, Heidi would pretty much be in the same boat with Spencer Pratt.

They've both got the plastic surgery thing down pat, too ...

Heidi's Pups

Heidi Montag and the useless baby factory who's become her new idol.

Patridge said that Montag is "ready for kids." Spencer Pratt, though?

On The View, he smarmy one said he wasn't sleeping with his baby-crazy wife wants to get pregnant and might pull the goalie on him. On last week's episode of The Hills, he joked (semi-seriously) that he wanted to get his tubes tied.

Audrina isn't concerned that the clash might cause them to split. They are "bickering back and forth, like any married couple sometimes does," she said.

She said that marriage has made Speidi an even stronger couple.

"They're really close," Patridge told Us. "They're inseparable."

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Maybe you can chalk it up to nerves, but at the NASCAR Pepsi 500 in Fontana, Calif., Jesse McCartney showed an utter lack of patriotism - or just brain cells - when he forgot an entire verse of our national anthem, leaving onlookers confused.

You could call him the Star Spangled Spoiler ... or something actually funny.

Sure, our interns might have done the same, but it's pretty bad for an alleged singer. Who are we kidding, our interns could do better - and they're really not smart.

Fortunately, Jesse dated Melrose Place star Katie Cassidy and hooked up with Aubrey O'Day and Hayden Panettiere, so it's not likely to hurt his game with the ladies.

Check out Jesse McCartney forgetting the national anthem lyrics ...

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For the second straight week, Saturday Night Live opened with Fred Armisen doing an impression of President Barack Obama in a skit that wasn't flattering.

This time, SNL's faux-Bama played off "his" Nobel Peace Prize victory last week in a rather predictable way, stating that "I won it for not being George Bush."

Merely stating a fact does not a funny Obama skit make, but just the same, it was indicative of the TV comedy world turning its sights on the chief executive.

SNL joked in its news segment that after Obama won the Nobel prize so early in his presidency, honors like People's Sexiest Man designation may soon go to kids.

This followed an SNL Obama skit that received major attention the week before, where the President lauded his accomplishments (of which there are none).

Other late night comedy shows went after the Prez as well.

Jay Leno quipped, "That's pretty amazing, winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Ironically, his biggest accomplishment as president so far? Winning the Nobel Peace Prize."

Referencing Obama's "full plate" of business, Jon Stewart was apoplectic, even a little exasperated. "All that stuff you've been putting on your plate? ... It's [expletive] chow time, brother. That's how you get things off your plate."

All kidding aside, the New York Times opined this weekend that "the danger is that Mr. Obama is going to be defined by inaction and not living up to expectations."

Perhaps it was inevitable that the late night circuit would take shots at the 44th Oval Office occupant, but after eight-plus years of relentless Republican bashing, it has certainly signaled a shift from what had become the norm.

Follow the jump Saturday Night Live's latest (lackluster) Obama skit:

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You knew it was a only a matter of time. A Shauna Sand sex tape apparently exists. And is apparently on the verge of being released in just a matter of days.

Coincidentally, her ex-husband and his family just made their reality TV debut with E!'s stupefying new Leave it to Lamas last night! What crazy timing, right?!

While Lorenzo, A.J., and Shayne Lamas star in what is probably the most random and lame reality show in history (a bold statement in this era of For the Love of Ray J 2) Shauna Sand has admitted starring in a sex tape.

Her "defense" is almost as revealing as the tape itself, however.

Vivid Entertainment has acquired the Shauna Sand sex tape, featuring the former Playboy model and her Miami boyfriend, and plans to release it October 19.

But not without a fake, publicity-generating fight from Shauna.

Shauna Sand: HOT!!

If you ever wanted to see a Shauna Sand sex tape, you're in luck!

"Yes I did make a sex tape with my boyfriend earlier this year," Sand told TMZ. "In fact I've made several sex tapes, but I certainly didn't sign off on this and Vivid has no right to put it out. I am trying to get a hold of my attorney now."

Vivid founder Steven Hirsch says he's legally entitled to released the boning.

"We were approached by a third party, who brought us footage of Shauna Sand having sex with her current boyfriend and we were immediately interested in acquiring it ... We're comfortable with our legal position in releasing this footage."

It was not specified who is nailing Shauna on the alleged tape, but she has been dating - and occasionally married to - Romain Chavent. For awhile, too.

Shauna Sand is the father of three of Lorenzo Lamas' six kids, but not A.J. Lamas or The Bachelor winner Shayne Lamas, whose mom is Michele Smith.

Sand married him in 1996 and became the fourth ex-Mrs. Lamas in 2002.

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After a highly successful first week (see last week's winner), our staff is pleased to announce a 2nd edition of The Hollywood Gossip Comments Contest!

The reward? If you leave the most comments on The Hollywood Gossip between now and next Monday, you win a copy of the original New Moon soundtrack.

Again, it's quite simple. You read celebrity gossip and tell us what you think. We send you a New Moon soundtrack FREE if you do the best job. Sweet, no?

The rules are slightly different this time around:

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Last week, we started The Hollywood Gossip Comments Contest to reward readers of our site who spark debate with the most original comments.

We are happy to announce that mannduuh has won with 441!

As a result, this user has won New Moon: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion. Absolutely free. Courtesy of The Hollywood Gossip. Not a bad deal.

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It's hard to believe that just a few short years ago, before she was a household name, Kim Kardashian was just some rich girl getting tapped by Ray J.

Somehow, their sex tape catapulted Kim to stardom, while the R&B singer and sometime actor / rapper has mostly faded into the background. Mostly.

Ray J is back for another year of his self-titled reality dating show, For the Love of Ray J. Last season, Cocktail won Ray J’s heart. Then they broke up.

But why should that halt Ray's quest girl of his dreams? Just because things didn’t work out with Cocktail doesn’t mean it wasn't a blast for the man.

Come Monday, November 2, 19 classy women will be competing for the love and affections of William Raymond Norwood, Jr., a.k.a. Ray-to-the-J ...

For the Love of Ray J 2 Cast

Like last season, Ray J has nicknamed his potential playthings.

The finest girls from around the country have been summoned to his sex pad mansion in the Hollywood Hills and will be put through challenges, dates and eliminations to discover the ladies that are smart, funny and hot enough to survive the cut.

This is television at its finest. ABC should just sign Ray J as The Bachelor.

Here's a look at some of the aspiring women competing For the Love of Ray J 2. Our money's on Fettucini or Popper. But watch out for Heartbreaker ...

  • Popper
  • Lava
  • Jaguar
  • Heartbreaker
  • Fettucini
  • Caliente
  • Adorable

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Amy Winehouse has set the bar pretty low.

Like the relative dancing at the family wedding who you're uncomfortable watching and pray will get off the floor before he face plants, Wino's rare live appearances are sure to make you uncomfortable. You just want them to be over.

So it was for Amy Winehouse on Saturday.

As a backing singer for her 13-year-old goddaughter Dionne Bromfield’s performance of “Mama Said” on the UK's Strictly Come Dancing, she at least didn’t fall over!

Sure, the part-time rapper was wobbly, with a vacant look on her face, and was kind of falling in and out of rhythm with the other singers. But take what you can get.

Here's Wino performing with (awesome) Dionne Bromfield ...

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Popular Irish boy band member Stephen Gately has died at the age of 33. 

He had been a huge part of Boyzone, which topped charts and broke sales records in Britain and Ireland during the 1990s, and which recently made a comeback.

Stephen passed away on a holiday in Majorca, Spain. The cause of death is not yet known, but has been reported that he choked on his own vomit after drinking.

Aside from huge success with Boyzone, Stephen was also notable for being the first member of a major boy group to come out as gay, which he did in 1999.

He married long-term partner Andrew Cowles in a civi ceremony in 2006.

Writing that they are “completely devastated” on his website, the other members of the band say, “Stephen was a beautiful person in both body and spirit. He lit up our lives and those of the many friends he had all over the world.”