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The Hollywood Gossip Caption Contest yielded plenty of good entries yesterday.

Our readers didn't disappoint with dozens of potential captions for this photo of The Hills' Lo Bosworth and Audrina Patridge. Your winner is TheGenePool.

Audrina Patridge, Corey Bohan Photo

Congratulations on a job well done! The winning entry appears below the photo, and you can click here to read the full list of submissions sent in to us.

Honorable mentions go out to Hellion and SpaceAceMoonBoots. Thanks to everybody for their efforts and best of luck in our next Caption Contest!

It's such a beautiful thing when friends get together and share a neuron.

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Last night's Hollywood premiere of This Is It, the much-touted documentary of Michael Jackson's final rehearsals, attracted celebrities from A-to-D-list.

Ian Ziering was also able to make it.

Who knew he was still alive? Considering he was like 35 when he starred on the first 90210, he must be like 50 now. And looks great! Note: Ian is 45.

Also on hand was Larry Birkhead. We can't remember the last time we saw him outside of a courtroom or OK! photo shoot he most likely got paid for!

Which of these two studs looked better at the premiere last night? Just vote in our survey below and decide who wins our latest style showdown ...

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  • Larry in Action

[Photos: Splash News Online, Fame Pictures]

Who looked better, Ian Ziering or Larry Birkhead?

 

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Our latest fashion face-off featuring stars at the premiere of Michael Jackson's This Is It documentary last night holds an interesting connection to the King of Pop.

Or at least his last director. Kenny Ortega directed This Is It, and is also known for heading the High School Musical franchise, which starred Ashley Tisdale (right).

He's also heading up the remake of Footloose, starring Julianne Hough (left) and Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford. Anyway, which cutie looked better last night?

Julianne, the two-time Dancing with the Stars champion, went with more of a (chic) rocker look, while Ashley honored the late King of Pop with a vintage T.

Who will win this battle of the blondes? Vote below!

  • Just Julianne
  • Awesome Ash

Who looked better at the premiere of This Is It?

 

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"Certain events take place that make us sitting ducks. It makes us easy targets." - Kate Gosselin on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in an interview airing later today.

Making the media rounds in an attempt to show she sucks slightly less than estranged husband Jon, Kate fashions herself as the one who takes the high road.

"Certain ones of us speak a lot; others of us prefer to keep our mouths shut," she says, in reference to her Ed Hardy-wearing, PR-loving douche of a spouse.

Asked whether it helps or hurts that Jon is seemingly so in love with the press, Kate says, "I just know that on TV or off TV, I've been targeted and torn apart."

Still, don't expect her to lose track of her priorities.

"I am a mother first," she says. "I will always be a mother, and I would die for my kids if need be. I would never put them in a situation that was dangerous or unsafe for them ... there is nothing I would do to put them in danger."

"My focus is them. It's not the paparazzi. My focus is not what trip I can go on, or what shows I can do as a result of this thing. This is my job. This is what I do."

Well, that and shill for her new book ...

Kate Book Signing

A person who really needs to find a hobby stands in line to have her book signed by author and supermom Kate Gosselin. [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

She's all about bashing Jon and saying that she's better than him. But when the topic turns to dating, Kate clams up. Clearly she is still human - and hurt.

"The thought has crossed my mind at some point," she told Ellen of dating again, but she fears any relationships she has are "going to be scrutinized."

Instead of her wedding ring, Kate has been eyeing a ring that has "eight little diamonds surrounded by mother of pearl," symbolizing her eight kids.

"It's the symbol of me and the kids together forever," she says, adding that she won't actually get around to purchasing that until "I have a job again."

Before the interview ended, in the spirit of this big weekend coming up, DeGeneres asks Kate about the new "Kate Gosselin Halloween costume."

"Somebody emailed mesaying there was going to be a Kate Gosselin wig," Kate says. "I thought, 'Wow, is that really what my hair looks like?'"

It is. Just call it the reverse mullet / dead porcupine weave.

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Returning from her recent trip to India, where she was filming her upcoming reality show The Price of Beauty, Jessica Simpson showed off a Henna tattoo.

Nice to see she picked up some new ink while visiting that wonderful nation. Too bad she couldn't pick up any singing or acting talent while she was there.

"The intricate Mehndi designs are typically Indian, and made with a turmeric paste," her rep tells London's Daily Mail of Jessica Simpson's new tattoo.

"They're worn at wedding ceremonies and are supposed to bring good luck to eligible single women in India. It's a big style statement. These extremely intricate designs usually take hours to apply by hand using a brush. The artists are very skilled."

Unlike a certain "artist" we know. Sorry.

Click to enlarge the Jessica Simpson pictures below to see it ...

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What do you think of Jessica Simpson's new tattoo?

While in India, Jessica also got a bindi dot on her forehead (above, left) as she hit up a Bollywood party at the capital's glitzy Vie Lounge earlier this week.

Simpson was a guest of Neha Dhupia, the Indian "beauty ambassador" on the singer's show. We don't know what that means, but it sounds really awesome.

Simpson's upcoming reality show, scheduled to air on VH1, documents what beauty means in different cultures. It also documents her being a moron a lot.

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Tuesday's premiere of the Michael Jackson documentary (follow the link for our This Is It review) was so star-studded, you'd swear it were an MJ concert, circa 1985.

Even in death, the late King of Pop can draw a crowd few other entertainers could even imagine, one sporting red carpet fashions that he would surely approve of.

Earlier, we pitted American Idol stars Adam Lambert and David Cook against one another. Now it's time for a fashion face-off featuring a pair of glamorous gals.

Both Paris Hilton and Katy Perry wore black, appropriately for the occasion, in dramatically different ways. Which of the two hotties looked better?

Vote in our survey below ...

  • This Is Paris
  • Glam Katy Perry

Who looked better at the premiere of This Is It?

 

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This week on The City, Whitney Port went on another date with Freddie Fackelmayer, while Jay Lyon also wanted to know the status of their relationship.

Below, THG staff members pick apart the latest episode of the Whitney-centric Hills spinoff, awarding and deducting points as we see fit throughout ...

Whitney Port, Lauren Conrad Photo

In the opening moments, we learn that Whit basically booty-called Jay Lyon while he was back in town, then quit him for good. Hence the title. Plus 8.

Kelly says how she started her own company to promote things she believes in. Wow, now our interns are even less motivated to write this. Minus 2.

Olivia Palermo actually interacts with Roxy and Whitney this week! Amazing. It's almost as if she has a reason for being on the show. Almost. Plus 4.

Freddie Fackelmayer invites his father, Fridolin, out to dinner with Whitney. Minus 2 for Fred's faux pas, and Minus 1 more because Fridolin was so awk.

It takes Roxy Olin 12 seconds to realize Olivia is bad at her job and painful in general. She's perceptive, but Minus 1 because we still had to tolerate Olivia.

This is off-topic, but Roxy was on Brothers & Sisters this week and wasn't terrible. The fact that her parents are both on that show helps, but still, Plus 5.

Could MTV have set Whitney up with a lamer guy? Dude fake tans, bleaches his teeth, spends way too lonf on his hair and is not even interesting! Minus 10.

Samantha Swetra and Whitney debate if a dude can be a socialite. We don't know the answer, but if so, Whitney's fake boyfriend is so the epitome. Plus 2.

How long until Erin Kaplan goes postal on Olivia? Plus only 2, because they're dragging it out and she's too passive-aggressive, not aggressive-aggressive.

We never thought we'd say it, but we missed Jay Lyon. He's not without fault, but at least the guy has personality. Too bad this was just a cameo. Minus 3.

TOTAL: +2. SEASON TOTAL: -15. Scores were boosted by Olivia's integration into the rest of the show and the remergence of Jay and romantic tension.

It's got a long way to go, but positive steps, City. Positive steps.

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Corey Feldman's wife, Susie Sprague (also known as Susie Feldman), filed for divorce from the actor last week after seven years of marriage, according to reports.

In her filing, she cited the nondescript irreconcilable differences as the reason.

Susie Feldman Playboy Photo

Guess she is no longer standing by him. Sorry. You knew that was coming.

Susie Feldman wants legal and physical custody of their 5-year-old son, Zen, and for Corey to pay spousal and child support. She wants her ex to have visitation.

Corey and Susie Feldman married on the set of The Surreal Life in 2002, nine months after meeting at a club. Things appeared to be going well until recently.

Corey Feldman and Susie Sprague Feldman last year.

"Six years together and we're still in love," Corey Feldman said in 2007, crediting his wife and son with helping him break free of a spiral of depression and drugs.

"Whereas I used to get depressed or neurotic or dwell on things, I see my son's eyes in the morning, and suddenly, I don't feel depressed anymore," he said.

"There's nothing to be depressed about when you've got that."

Or those Susie Feldman nude Playboy pics. Nothing to get down about there. Quite the opposite, in fact. Okay, this is getting a little weird now. Sorry.

We hope they are able to settle their differences amicably.

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The Hollywood Gossip staff is proud to bring back Tale of the Tape, in which we break down prospective matchups within the celebrity gossip world.

This edition of TOTT takes on special meaning with the beginning of the World Series in Yankee Stadium tonight. One of our participants will be there.

The other? She'll just be updating her blog and begging for attention. But she is also back together with her NFL star boyfriend as of earlier this year!

Kate Hudson. Kim Kardashian. Two hot stars. Dating star athletes. Who'll prevail when they duke it out in a grueling, 10-round battle? We'll find out.

Ding, ding!

1. DAUGHTER OF ...

Kate Hudson: Goldie Hawn
Kim Kardashian: Kris Jenner
Edge: Kate (big time)

2. STEPDAD'S GREATEST OLYMPIC ACHIEVEMENT

Kate Hudson: Playing hockey coach Herb Brooks in Miracle
Kim Kardashian: Winning gold in the decathlon in 1976
Edge: Tie

Reggie Bush and Kim Kardashian Pic

3. MOST STRIKING FEATURE

Kate Hudson: Skinny frame; Long, blonde hair
Kim Kardashian: Enormous booty
Edge: Kate

4. BAGGAGE

Kate Hudson: Five-year-old son Ryder
Kim Kardashian: Enormous booty
Edge: Kim

5. OFTEN SEEN ON ...

Kate Hudson: Silver screens, Yankee Stadium scoreboard
Kim Kardashian: Every celebrity gossip site on the planet
Edge: Kim

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This Is It, the documentary created from footage of Michael Jackson's last rehearsals for what supposed to be a final 50-show run in London this summer, is not a Thriller by any means. But if you're a fan, you'll still love it.

The film, which premiered last night, felt like a trip down memory lane, a riveting live concert, and a behind-the-scenes documentary all rolled into one.

Whatever his private struggles and addictions may have done to him, they aren't evident here as Michael Jackson is vivid, smooth and polished at 50.

When Sony paid $60 million for the rights to 100 hours of rehearsal footage to pare down to two, we still wondered if that could make a decent film.

It did.

When you're working with an unparalleled music icon, that's a plus. A quarter-century later, we see Michael singing "Bad," "Billie Jean," "Wanna Be Starting Something" and other hits, moving just as fluidly as in his heyday.

This Is It Movie Poster

The music conjures back memories and breaks one's heart. The elaborate sets, 3-D graphics and dancers are also a sight to behold on the big screen.

It is perhaps the portrait of Michael Jackson himself that really makes This Is It worth seeing, however. A perfectionist with a sense of humor, deeply troubled but deeply caring, he was a man who his fans know was not easily put in a box.

The best, and most undeniable thing you can say about Jackson was that he was an artiste. This is obviously the best possible spin on his final days, but nevertheless an honest one. For two hours, it's all about Michael the musician.

No Dr. Conrad Murray, no paternity tests, no drugs, no legal problems.

It's a beautiful thing.

If nothing else, it's a great chance to pay tribute and gaze in amazement one last time at a singer, dancer, icon and entertainer who influenced so many.

This Is It is running only two weeks, though that may be extended depending on how it's received - in 99 countries as of today and 110 by this weekend.

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