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Britney Spears revives her role as the new Candie's pitchwoman with a new set of sexy, albeit slightly strange and heavily-airbrushed ads for the brand.

Between this and her new Radar music video, we are starting to think Britney Spears has a bit of a horse fetish going on. Wonder what that's all about...

Mugler Shot

What this is supposed to make you want to buy is anyone's guess. Either way, Britney Spears sure is looking good these days. Retouching really does wonders!

Britney recently took over for Hayden Panettiere as the face of the clothing line for 'tweens and teens, which is only available at Kohl's department stores.

These clothes may help girls everywhere send age-inappropriate sexy signals, but at least Bristol Palin is the new Candie's Foundation's "ambassador" to "raise awareness" about teen pregnancy, so that's sure to balance things out nicely.

Click to enlarge three more Britney Candie's images ...

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Whether she is accompanying her husband on official business to Moscow, Russia, or just walking across the White House lawn with daughters Malia and Sasha and dog Bo, Michelle Obama's fashion sense always seems so spot-on.

Here's the First Lady and her husband boarding a presidential aircraft:

Click to enlarge more Michelle Obama photos below. Some are from her trip with Barack to Russia, where she and her daughters brought a real touch of class (and cuteness!) to the Kremlin, while others were taken before the First Family left.

Don't you just love her outfits?

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Today at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST), the Staples Center in Los Angeles will be packed with thousands of people for Michael Jackson's memorial service.

An all-star lineup will be on hand to perform and honor the music icon. Ex-wife Debbie Rowe will be a no-show, though. As will one of his best friends.

Yesterday afternoon, Elizabeth Taylor, 77, Tweeted that she wants nothing to do with this "whoopla." She feels her grief is private and "between us."

More importantly, though, who knew Elizabeth Taylor Twittered?

Taylor Twitter

It makes perfect sense that the acclaimed actress is not going, as the big I memorial is more for Michael's fans, and for his true friends who knew him well and are truly grieving (i.e. not Miley Cyrus), it probably seems a bit over the top.

We'll see how bad it actually becomes. If the "public whoopla" involves a red carpet and a celebrity fashion analysis on Extra tonight, the apocalypse is near.

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U.S. Congressman Peter King, who railed against Michael Jackson over the weekend, calling him a pedophile and child molester, isn't done yet.

In fact, the Long Island Republican apparently has much more to say about the late music star, of whom he is not a huge fan, to put it mildly.

After criticizing society for revering MJ's legacy and not paying tribute to our troops, police and firefighters (as if the two are in any way mutually exclusive), Peter King described the media coverage of Jackson "an orgy of glorification."

King swears he won't speak out against Jackson today - out of respect for the star's memorial service - but he told New York's CBS 2 last night:

"Yes, he did violate young boys. He did put them in terribly inappropriate positions. And that's a terrible signal to be sending out to society that we are condoning that type of behavior, and you are condoning when you give him this kind of regal coverage, with millions of people fighting to get to his memorial. This is just wrong."

Is Peter King going too far?

 

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A truly terrific twosome celebrates birthdays on this sixth of July! After a weekend that marked America's 233rd, here are photo galleries of a couple of stars who officially turned a year older and wiser (well, probably not the latter) today.

The only question? Will guns be more popular at the b-day party of 50 Cent ...

50 Cent Carless

... or at the bash of our uber-intelligent 43rd President, George W. Bush!?

Bush Oh Face

When does your favorite celeb commemorate another year of not kicking any sort of bucket Check out our celebrity birthdays calendar and find out now!

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Nashville police investigating the murder of former NFL quarterback Steve McNair now think the gun used to slay him belonged to Sahel Kazemi.

That would be the 20-year-old woman McNair was having an affair with.

McNair was found shot four times - twice in the head and twice in the body - in a fatal, mysterious incident at a Nashville condo early Saturday.

Sahel Kazemi suffered a single, fatal gunshot to the head.

Don Aaron, a Nashville police spokesman said this afternoon, "We believe the pistol recovered from the apartment was purchased by Kazemi."

Cops were told Kazemi and McNair "had been in a dating relationship," even though McNair was married to his wife Mechelle and has four kids.

The gun in question was found underneath Kazemi's body - the police think murder-suicide is a possibility, but have yet to say anything official.

While her death was the first time some people close to McNair even heard of Sahel Kazemi, she told her family she wanted to marry McNair.

The deaths of Steve McNair and Sahel Kazemi, 20, exposed their affair. McNair, 36, made three Pro Bowls and led Tennessee to Super Bowl XXXIV. [Photo: TMZ.com]

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The participants at tomorrow's Michael Jackson memorial service have been unveiled by his family. The star-studded event will take place tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST) at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.

As we just reported, Debbie Rowe will not be on hand for the celebration of Jackson's life. But here's the impressive roster of those who will pay tribute:

  • Ron Boyd (family friend)
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Mariah Carey
  • Andrae Crouch Choir
  • Berry Gordy
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Shaheen Jafargholi (finalist on Britain's Got Talent)
  • Magic Johnson
  • Martin Luther King III
  • Bernice A. King
  • John Mayer (douchebag)
  • Lionel Richie
  • Smokey Robinson
  • Rev. Al Sharpton
  • Brooke Shields
  • Pastor Lucious Smith (family friend)
  • Usher
  • Stevie Wonder
Kobe Bryant Photograph

Good luck getting funeral tickets - but at least you get to see it on TV, as all the major networks will be broadcasting the event. Who are you most excited to see at the memorial service honoring Michael Jackson tomorrow?

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Debbie Rowe has been totally out of the spotlight ever since she stood up for Michael Jackson at his child molestation trial in 2005 (a glossed-over part of the late star's past that was brought up by U.S. Rep. Peter King today).

How uncomfortable she is being back in it shows.

After first saying she would attend Jackson's memorial service Tuesday at the Staples Center in L.A., Rowe abruptly pulled out of the invite-only event.

Her attorney, Marta Almli, said, "The onslaught of media attention has made it clear her attendance would be a distraction at an event that should focus exclusively on Michael's legacy. Debbie will continue to celebrate Michael's memory privately."

Part of what changed her mind? An altercation with celebrity news photographers Sunday. Emerging from a Chinese restaurant near her house, Rowe yelled at the paparazzi: "You ready to get your butt kicked? Don't f*%king touch me."

Debbie Rowe Flips Out

GETTING INTO A ROWE: Debbie is far from pleased.

Debbie Rowe is the mother (supposedly) of his two eldest children, Prince, 12, and Paris, 11. The mother of Jackson's third child, Prince II (Blanket), 7, is unknown.

Last week, Rowe said she wants custody of the kids, though her attorney the said later that she "has not reached a final decision concerning custody proceedings."

Amid reports that she is not a biological parent of the children - nor is Jackson - Rowe told NBC that she is willing to submit to DNA testing to prove maternity.

A guardianship hearing has been postponed until July 13 at the request of attorneys for Rowe and Katherine Jackson, who remains their temporary guardian.

Click to enlarge more Debbie Rowe pictures from Sunday's incident ...

  • Debbie Rowe, Friend
  • Getting into a Rowe
  • D-Rowe Pic

[Photos: Fame Pictures]

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Over the objections of Katherine Jackson, a Los Angeles probate judge today ruled that Michael Jackson's 2002 will is valid and that, per the singer's wishes, attorney John Branca and music executive John McClain are executors of his estate.

A lawyer for Michael Jackson's mother, John Schreiber, argued to the judge that "there is concern over handing over the keys to the kingdom so quickly."

But Judge Mitchell Beckloff refused, telling Schreiber, "Someone needs to be at the helm of the ship." Jackson's estate is estimated at $500 million-plus.

Katherine Jackson had been appointed temporary executor last week, when the family still believed the star had died without a will. But Branca surfaced with a five-page will written seven years ago, establishing him and McClain as executors.

The estate will be split among the singer's mother, his three children and charities, dissing ex-wife Debbie Rowe and giving Katherine custody of his kids.

At a press conference, Branca's attorney, Howard Weitzman, said that the executors were pleased with the ruling and sent condolences to the family.

"We believe Judge Beckloff made the correct decision. We intend to carry out the wishes Michael Jackson set forth. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Jackson family this week in remembering Michael as a beloved father, son and brother."

Michael Jackson with his parents, Joseph and Katherine Jackson.

Meanwhile, the court confirmed that another will, dated from 1997, was filed this week, also listing Branca as executor. The judge's ruling should not be affected, because Michael Jackson's last will from 2002 would trump any older one.

The Rev. Al Sharpton, a friend of the Jacksons, appeared on Good Morning America earlier today, expressing disappointment that the hearing wasn't delayed.

"I think it has been very insensitive, particularly to this family, that you would even think of scheduling a court hearing on the status of the mother the day before she has to go to the cemetery for her son," Sharpton said. "It's almost insulting."

Sure thing. Beckloff said he believed Branca and McClain would act in the best interest of the estate and be best equipped to sort through various complicated legal and financial problems, ranging from lingering IOUs and lawsuits.

The singer's private funeral and public memorial take place tomorrow.

The next hearing in the probate case is set for August 3. For more details, click to enlarge some of the key portions of Michael Jackson's will ...

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Wow. We never would have imagined this happening so soon (Editor's Note: We totally would have), but Lady Gaga has gone and done it again.

And by it, we mean ditched her clothes for a magazine photo shoot.

In May, we saw Lady Gaga nude in Rolling Stone. That picture, with her covered in bubbles, jumped off the cover harder than the mag jumped the proverbial shark.

Now, the publication of choice is V Magazine, and the photo of the dance-pop diva even more revealing. Yes, the Lady Gaga naked bar has officially been raised.

When it comes to fashion, the "Poker Face" singer has her fans as well as her critics (see her Maxim pics). But when she wears nothing, the consensus is positive.

Follow the jump to see Lady Gaga in all her naked glory ...

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