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After nine long months and a possible extortion plot, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick are safe at home with the two new additions to their family.

Sarah Jessica Parker cradles daughter Marion Loretta Elwell Broderick as husband Matthew Broderick held Tabitha Hodge Broderick in New York City Monday.

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The proud parents and the twins, born via surrogate at East Ohio Regional Hospital, were joined by the couple’s adorable son James Wilkie Broderick, 6 1/2.

The birth of the twins took place a week ago, and both Hodge and Elwell are family names on Sarah Jessica’s side. Here's the whole family together:

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After whining about tabloid coverage of their lives to tabloids, Kate and Jon Gosselin, whose unraveling marriage has dominated headlines lately, have released a joint statement to tabloids saying they no longer wish to speak to tabloids.

The phrase too little, too late comes to mind.

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In their first joint statement since announcing their divorce to the surprise of no one last week, Jon and Kate Gosselin say they are done with celebrity news:

“During this very difficult time we will be working to focus solely on the needs of our family. This includes no longer commenting publicly or reacting to media stories and speculation. Our goal is to do the very best for our children."

The statement continues: "That will be done as privately as possible. We appreciate the understanding, support and well wishes from so many. Thank you.”

Wow guys, doing something with the kids in mind? A novel concept! One would think this thought process would occur before whoring them out on a reality show, then banging the random teacher and/or bodyguard, but good for you!

Tonight’s episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8 will be a retrospective attempt to gloss over the ugliness of multiple affairs and keep viewers focused on the cute kids look at the Gosselins, who were married for 10 years until last Monday.

Some "new footage" is promised as well. What do you think that could be? Here's hoping for the long-awaited network debut of Deanna Hummel's sex tape.

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That's the latest word on this rumored romance.

And it comes to us from The Hangover star himself.

Although they had a romantic dinner at Il Cantorini in New York City earlier this month, Bradley Cooper insists he and Jennifer Aniston are, yes, “just friends.”

“She’s a friend of mine,” Bradley said.

“Simply, simply, just a friend. She’s someone who is super, super known. If someone says hello to her, it’s given that he’s fallen in love with her. So, no. No."

"She’s a very, interesting woman, but she’s simply a friend,” he said, according to E!

Well, that officially clears up the rumor-filled relationship status of Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Aniston in no uncertain terms ... or does it!?

We appreciate the attempt to stay under the radar, especially in the early stages of the relationship if they are dating, but we're not buying it!

Thoughts? Are they dating and trying to play it cool, or are they really just friends? And do Bradley and Jen make a good couple?

 

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Michael Jackson's lawyer has a copy of the late singer's will and he intends to file it with the court, according to a report this afternoon on TMZ.

The Jackson family doesn't have a copy of the will, which is currently in possession of attorney John Branca. It's unclear how many wills Michael Jackson made out and when, but Branca believes he's looking at the most current.

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Branca says he has a signed will by Michael Jackson that he intends to file within 30 days. It is unclear at this time what Jackson's will might say.

John Branca has a long history with Jackson, having brokered the singer's famous deal for Jackson to purchase The Beatles' publishing catalogue in 1985.

Branca and Jackson stopped working together in 2006, but interestingly, he was re-hired just weeks ago. Michael died Thursday of cardiac arrest.

So far, the confirmed autopsy results are unclear as to the cause. The leaked autopsy results from earlier today are apparently completely fabricated.

Meanwhile, initial papers have been filed with the court to probate Michael Jackson's estate, and it seems Jackson's mom and dad don't know Michael had a will.

The petition was filed by Michael's parents, Joe and Katherine Jackson, who also filed a petition to obtain guardianship of Michael's children in court today.

But the odd thing regarding the will is that the Jacksons filed the papers saying the music icon died "intestate" - or in layman's terms, without a will.

The petition asks that Katherine Jackson be named as administrator of the will, meaning she wants to call the shots (and receive a commission, most likely).

The papers say Debbie Rowe, the mother of Michael's two older children, Michael Jr. (Prince I) and Paris, will be served with notice of a hearing.

More details as the story develops.

Meanwhile, two photos believed to be from Jackson's final tour rehearsal at L.A.'s Staples Center (Tuesday, June 23) have surfaced. Click to enlarge:

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Britney Spears is dating her agent, Jason Trawick.

With fans of the singer almost universally lauding her new relationship with this slightly older, solid individual, questions of whether he is "the one" have already popped up. Of course, this is not the first time a man has been in this position.

Far from it.

Below, The Hollywood Gossip reflects on the men in Britney's life. As was the case with our recent Paris Hilton boyfriend retrospective, the list is not short.

1996: Reg Jones. Britney's first boyfriend is alleged to have nabbed her virginity when she was just 14. This explains so much regarding l'il Jamie Lynn.

1999-2002: Justin Timberlake. For a time Britney and Justin were the first couple of crappy, mass-produced pop music. Then she cheated on him with Wade Robson and went downhill, while he became a true music star in his solo career.

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2002: Fred Durst. The Limp Bizkit frontman got it on with Spears after her breakup with JT, forever damaging any credibility he once had as a rock musician, but probably gathering some amazing material to brag about to friends at bars.

Best. Kiss. Ever.

2003: Madonna. Okay, sorry, there was no actual relationship between Madonna and Britney Spears. But c'mon, one of the best Britney Spears pics and hottest moments in girl-on-girl action history has to count for something. Right? Right.

Britney Spears, Jason Alexander: Party Time

2004: Jason Alexander. Sure, they were only married for 55 hours until she had that $h!t annulled. But think about it, he must have gotten lucky at least once. They got wasted and married in Vegas! Who actually does that?

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Christian publisher Zonder van looks like it's going to postpone the debut date of Kate Gosselin's next book, Love is in the Mix: Making Meals into Memories.

It was due out in November. But that was before the grating star of Jon & Kate Plus 8 was in the middle of an ugly public divorce from husband Jon Gosselin.

A Jon and Kate retrospective looking back at the couple's 10-year marriage airs tonight as TLC tries to gloss over the nastiness of the past few months.

But the book jacket's promise of "an inside look at one of America's most close-knit families" doesn't have the quite same ring it used to now, does it?

The book was to feature Kate Gosselin's favorite recipes, along with her tips on eating organically and "meaningful mealtime blessings." Maybe now she can rewrite it with a recipe for humble pie. Ohh, snap, you got served there, Kate.

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Jon and Kate Gosselin in what have become very familiar situations.

Postponing - or even outright canceling - the book will undoubtedly hurt both Kate Gosselin and the publisher right where it counts, on the bottom line.

But Maureen "Moe" Girkins, the CEO of Zondervan, now says that the publisher plans to "work with Kate to reassess the schedule for her next book."

Kate's first two books published by Zondervan, Multiple Blessings: Surviving to Thriving with Twins and Sextuplets and Eight Little Faces, were bestsellers.

No word if the publisher has acquired the rights to Deanna Hummel's forthcoming memoir, Hummers by Hummel: How I Seduced Jon Gosselin.

It's hard to imagine who would by a cookbook by Kate at this point, but who knows. Maybe she can put out a calendar of her bikini photos instead?

Click to enlarge more photos of Kate and kids over the weekend ...

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  • Hot Pink Kate

[Photos: Fame Pictures]

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Fred Travalena, the Las Vegas cutup and late-night TV stalwart known as "The Man of a Thousand Faces," died Sunday at age 66 after a long battle with cancer.

According to news reports, Fred Travalena passed away at his Encino, Calif., home from non-Hodgkins lymphoma, which he was diagnosed with in 2002.

He also was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2003, after which the funnyman spent five years in remission before the lymphoma returned last July.

Travalena's master mimicry ran the fame gamut from Frank Sinatra, Jack Nicholson, Bugs Bunny, Dr. Ruth, Clint Eastwood and Bruce Springsteen to presidents like JFK and Richard Nixon. He boasted of having nearly 400 voices in his repertoire.

Fred was featured on shows ranging from The Jetsons and Scooby-Doo to The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson, The Late Show With David Letterman and The New Hollywood Squares. He also made appearances on Love Boat and Fantasy Island.

Fred Travalena is survived by his wife of 39 years, Lois, two sons and a granddaughter. Our condolences go out to his family, as well as to the families and friends of Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, Billy Mays and Michael Jackson.

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"Wussup everyone???? Its the new Mrs. Hank Baskett!!!!!!!!! ahhhh hahah ahahha!! I cant believe im a married woman! yayyyyy. Just wanted to make sure u all remember that theres a brand new episode of KENDRA tonight!"

That was Kendra Wilkinson, celebrating Saturday's fairy tale wedding to Hank Baskett and plugging her reality show last night as only she can. Poignant.

Just be glad you just have to read that and not actually hear her laughing.

No Kendra Wilkinson wedding pictorial has been released, but it was "a wedding fit for a princess" at the L.A. Playboy mansion, according to witnesses.

Here's a nice overhead shot of Hank Baskett marrying Kendra's cleavage ...

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BASKETT CATCH: Kendra Wilkinson grabs a man - for life - in Hank.

Among the guests in attendance were Kendra's former boyfriend, Hugh Hefner, his three current girlfriends (the Shannon Twins and Crystal Harris) and scores of other Playboy bunnies he has more than likely boned. Heartwarming.

Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt, who starred with Wilkinson in The Girls Next Door, were bridesmaids. Hefner was originally going to walk her down the aisle, but Wilkinson changed her mind and her brother Colin did the honors.

About 500 guests, including many Philadelphia Eagles teammates of Hank's, in all were on hand as the pair exchanged vows on the front lawn of Kendra's old home.

The newlyweds jetted off to the Caribbean island of St. Lucia for a nine-day honeymoon Sunday. Here's hoping they party with Amy Winehouse while they're there.

Click to enlarge lots more Kendra Wilkinson wedding photos ...

  • Hugh and His Girlfriends
  • Mrs. Hank Baskett!
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Billy Mays, who took the art of the TV sales pitch to a new level, died of an heart attack Sunday morning, Florida authorities close to the situation revealed.

A medical examiner in Florida says Mays showed no evidence of head trauma, despite being struck on the head on board an airliner that made a rough landing.

That flight took place on Saturday night.

The TV advertising guru arrived home safely, despite the difficult landing, but Billy Mays was found dead early Sunday morning at his Tampa house.

Preliminary autopsy results show that Mays suffered from hypertensive heart disease, Hillsborough County Medical Examiner Vernard Adams said.

Infomercial king Billy Mays (1958-2009).

Toxicology and tissue tests will take several weeks before a final cause of death is issued, he said. But the autopsy showed no evidence of trauma to the head, either external or internal, despite Billy Mays hitting it on the plane.

The autopsy showed that Mays' heart was heavier than normal because the left ventricle had enlarged, a symptom of heart disease, Adams said, also noting that investigators had ruled out prescription drug abuse as a cause of his death.

Billy Mays was taking prescription painkillers Tramadol and hydrocodone for hip pain, but pill counts showed that Mays had taken the correct amount.

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A guardianship petition has been filed for Michael Jackson's children by 79-year-old Katherine Jackson, the late superstar's mother, according to reports.

She is asking the court to appoint her the guardian for all three kids. The petition states the kids have "no relationship with their biological mother."

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That would be Debbie Rowe, in the case of Michael Jackson's older two children, Michael Jackson, Jr. (a.k.a. Prince Michael Jackson) and Paris Jackson.

The biological mother of his youngest child, Prince Michael Jackson II (a.k.a. Blanket) is not known, and believed by most sources to be a surrogate.

According to the petition, the three children of Michael Jackson are in the care of Katherine Jackson and they have "a long established relationship."

Michael Jackson's three children have been under the care of his mom Katherine (left) since his death Thursday. The future role of his ex-wife Debbie Rowe is unclear.

Katherine Jackson thinks it would be "best" to appoint her guardian of the star's offspring because they have been and are "comfortable in her care."

Debbie Rowe is named as mother of two kids (ages 12 and 11) in the petition. The petition says the value of Michael Jackson's assets is unknown.

As for Prince Michael II, Michael's third child, in the box where it says "mother" the box is checked "none." His DOB is listed as January 21, 2002.

The petition says it's "not known at this time" whether the mother (Rowe) will seek custody or if she agrees Katherine should be the legal guardian.

UPDATE: Katherine has been granted temporary guardianship of Michael's three kids. A hearing August 3 will determine if it will be permanent.

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