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Britney Spears wants to separate fact from celebrity gossip.

The singer unveiled a "BS Alert" page on her Web site in an effort to call out the most outlandish stories written about her over the last 12 months.

Britney the Stripper

"There were more then 13,000 stories written about Britney Spears in 2009," the blog, posted by the pop superstar's manager, Adam Leber, reads.

"We ranked the ones we believe were the most ridiculous."

Not surprisingly, given that Spears' actual antics were stranger than fiction for a time, there were several strong candidates for the 2009 top spot.

The winner? A UK report that the singer was dating Indian choreographer Sandip Soparrkar, and introduced the Bollywood dance star to her parents.

Britney Spears is no stranger to bizarre gossip stories.

While Sandip himself said he never dated Britney, he overtly suggested that Spears' manager, Larry Rudolph, started that rumor to drum up some publicity.

We wouldn't be the slightest bit surprised.

Also on the list of some of the best stories of the year involving Spears (with the minor problem of them being patently false) were some of our favorites:

  • That the singer's dad, Jamie, was looking to set up Spears with actors Chace Crawford and Jesse Metcalfe, and later Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps.
  • That her kids Sean, 4, and Jayden, 3, trashed a $2,000-a-night suite at Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Casino where Brit performed on tour.
  • That Jamie Spears drugged and molested Britney (we know where that one originated, like so many other revelations - Courtney Love's Facebook).
  • That she walked in on K-Fed tagging new GF Victoria Prince.
  • That Britney's fans staged a walkout of an Australian show.
  • That she wanted a stripper pole installed in a hotel room.
  • That she worships Satan (her own Twitter was hacked).
  • That she had breast reduction surgery (yeah, right)!
  • That she married agent boyfriend Jason Trawick.
  • That he Britney Spears pregnant (Seacrest said so).

That's an abridged version, too. LOL!

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Mike Fisher has won the heart of Carrie Underwood, and broken ours.

The Ottawa Senators hockey player and the country singer are engaged to be married, according to Mike himself, who confirmed it to the Ottawa Sun yesterday.

Asked about it just moments before his team's game against the Boston Bruins at Scoriabank Place, he said he popped the question to Underwood on Sunday.

"It's true," said Fisher. "We're both obviously excited and very happy."

Sens' teammate Chris Neil said Mike Fisher called him with the news.

"I think it's great news. It's a long time coming. There's going to be a lot of broken hearts in Ottawa with all those girls who are in love with Mikey," said Neil.

Not to mention THG staffers who are in love with Carrie.

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The future Mr. and Mrs. Carrie Underwood! Er, Mike Fisher!

The blogosphere had been buzzing after an Underwood family friend congratulated the former American Idol winner on the big news on Mike's Twitter page.

Underwood, who makes her home in Nashville, was in Ottawa through the weekend and was on hand for the Senators' 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild.

The couple has been dating for about a year, and have (impressively) kept their relationship largely out of the media. Time to get started on that big family!

Congratulations, Carrie and Mike! Sad as we are that she's off the market, we have to say, we approve of Mike and the way he goes about his business.

He's also not a bad lookin' fella, right ladies?

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When Brittany Murphy married Simon Monjack in May 2007, few had heard of the guy, and those who had generally didn't have very positive things to say.

They seemed happy throughout their low-profile marriage. But in the aftermath of Murphy's shocking death Sunday, Simon Monjack is back in the spotlight.

Who is this guy? He's often referred to as a screenwriter, but his IMDB page lists just two films: Factory Girl and the U.K. indie drama Two Days, Nine Lives.

Part of the reason Brittany's fans were suspicious of her out-of-nowhere marriage to the Brit was his shady background of financial issues and evictions.

Simon Monjack was booted from four separate apartments from 1996-2007.

In 2006, he was sued by mortgage and banking company Coutts and Co. for $470,132, which he finished paying off in 2008 ... after marrying Murphy. 

His checkered past shows warrants for his arrest in Virginia for credit card theft and fraud, an unpaid $6,087 legal bill, and a $502,910 judgment against him by a British investment firm. He also allegedly faced deportation ... in early 2007.

Brittany Murphy with mysterious husband Simon Monjack.

We'll be honest, we had never heard of Simon Monjack until he married Murphy. But as soon as he did, THG's articles were flooded with comments decrying him as a thief, a con-man (nicknamed Con-Jack) and a pathological liar.

Our reader comments can't be corroborated, of course, but let's just say that few random guys trigger such wrath, especially with this breadth of detail.

It definitely makes you think.

Monjack and Murphy were engaged in late 2006, just months after she ended her engagement to Little Black Book production assistant Joe Macaluso.

Despite the uproar over their marriage, things were pretty quiet until late last month, when Murphy was fired from upcoming thriller flick The Caller.

While her rep deniedit, there was speculation the actress was fired for being difficult - and that Monjack was stirring up trouble behind the scenes.

Whatever the reason, Monjack and Murphy boarded a plane from Puerto Rico to L.A., where upon landing, Monjack was "incoherent" and hospitalized.

All of this may be totally unrelated to Murphy's death from cardiac arrest early yesterday, but the couple's history of strange behavior is noteworthy.

No foul play is suspected, at least not yet. We'll have more on Brittany's death - and Simon Monjack - when more information is available.

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Despite reports that a divorce is "100 percent on," Tiger Woods' wife, Elin Nordegren, is conflicted over what to do with her marriage, according to sources.

For days, TMZ has been saying that contrary to news stories suggesting a split is as good as done, Elin Woods is not going to file for divorce immediately.

Elin and Charlie Woods

Once again, they've been proven correct.

This isn't to say Tiger's marriage has been saved. Far from it. But he won't throw in the towel, and Elin (somehow) is said to be squarely on the fence.

The two have been undergoing "intense" marriage counseling, which we imagine involves Tiger getting screamed at and apologizing a lot. Just a hunch.

Will Elin Woods kiss her marriage to Tiger goodbye?

Inside sources say that Elin might forgive her straying spouse, despite the fact that he blatantly cheated, if it weren't for these ("alleged") factors:

  • Tiger had a three-year relationship with a mistress (Theresa Rogers)
  • He reportedly said he was falling for another (Rachel Uchitel)
  • He had an affair while Elin Woods was pregnant (who knows)

Elin Woods confided in friends that she could have forgiven Tiger had it been only one woman. But the enormous number of mistresses, along with a long-term relationship and the pregnancy fling, has Elin doubting if she can trust him.

SHOCKING.

Just the same, Elin hasn't left him yet. Maybe she wants to give him a chance ... or see the extent of the damange. What do you think she should do?

 

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Kate Gosselin always had trouble making friends.

This was due in part to her abrasive, grating personality the time commitment of raising eight young children and being followed by a TV crew at all times.

But now that she has officially divorced Jon Gosselin, and Jon & Kate Plus 8 (with its crew) is no more, the newly-single mom feels more alone than ever.

"At night, when the kids are in bed, that's a lonely time for her," Kate's friend Jamie Ayers tells Life & Style. "That's when she calls me up and we chat."

"It gets lonely when you're the only adult."

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Step it up, Steve Neild! Your girl is lonely!

During the day, Kate Gosselin tries to fend off the loneliness and depression by staying busy, making unfunny appearances on The Jay Leno Show. Stuff like that.

"Mostly, she gets up at the crack of dawn, works out and makes breakfast," says Jamie. "She runs errands while the kids are at school, and does a lot of baking."

But that isn't enough to fill the void.

Hilariously quoted in this story is Stephanie Santoro, a former nanny who claims she had an affair with Jon. She believes that deep inside, Kate misses her ex.

"There are times she's said she wished the old Jon would come back," Stephanie, who claims Jon did her nine times, said. "She wants that companionship back."

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If Charlie O'Connell and Sarah Brice got engaged, that would throw us off.

As we know, The Bachelor is not known for engagements ... at least ones that result in marriages. But according to reports, the former star may have finally popped the question to his final rose recipient from that season.

The Season Seven Bachelor revived his onscreen romance with Brice just last month after breaking up in 2007 ... after O'Connell refused to pop the question.

According to E!, he hasn't made the same mistake twice. Or will make sure he doesn't. The wording is kind of vague as far as whether they're engaged yet.

O'Connell himself said: "As far as marriage goes, we're getting along, moving forward, so down the line, yes, there's a strong possibility we will get married."

"I'll get in trouble if I don't say that," he added. Well that clears it up ... or not. Way to commit, Charlie. And you wonder why she broke up with you before ...

Charlie O'Connell, Sarah Brice

Engaged or not, Charlie O'Connell and Sarah Brice are back on!

Wedding bells or no wedding bells, Jake Pavelka can take comfort in the fact that O'Connell has no doubt that you can in fact find true love on television.

"I think there's a billion ways to find love," O'Connell said. "And on The Bachelor, it seems very possible. It happened for me. I love my girlfriend."

Sure, it's very possible.

No one gotten married from the show in 13 seasons, but hey. Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney (and possibly Charlie and Sarah) look poised to end that.

We can only hope they do.

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Authorities do not suspect any foul play, but  Brittany Murphywas taking prescription medication and very ill in the hours before she died of a heart attack Sunday.

The actress was taking prescriptions for flu-like symptoms she had been experiencing for several days. Murphy began vomiting early yesterday and became sick.

Rest in Peace Brittany

In the home, various prescriptions were found written for Brittany Murphy, her husband Simon Monjack, and Brittany's mother. The amount of drugs? Not small.

A source said, "There were a lot ... a lot of prescriptions in the house."

Law enforcement sources say Brittany Murphy collapsed in the bathroom and ended up in the shower, having vomited significantly in the immediate vicinity.

Authorities did not find illegal drugs in the house, but Murphy was definitely taking various prescription medications. Did that contribute to her tragic death?

R.I.P. Brittany Murphy (1977-2009).

Sources say her condition and the medication could have triggered Murphy's fatal heart attack, but it's too early to know. The LAPD is currently investigating.

Simon Monjack, who married Brittany in 2007, does not want an autopsy performed, but it's not his decision. The L.A. County Coroner's office will conduct one.

Murphy's body should be autopsied today or tomorrow, but the results of the full battery of toxicology tests they're sure to do may not be available for weeks.

Brittany's mother told paramedics her daughter suffered from diabetes, but sources involved in the case doubt the star's diabetes (type 2) led to her death.

More details to follow as the story develops ...

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Audrina Patridge is on board for the new season of The Hills, and is also doing her own reality show. We would say that has no chance of succeeding, but Jersey Shore proves that people will watch just about anything, so good luck!

In addition to appearing on multiple shows, Audrina Patridge likes to try out multiple hairstyles. She recently reverted to her more traditional brown color.

Not the Best Audrina Photo

"At salon changing my hair!" Audrina wrote of going back to brunette after wrapping up the last season of The Hills. "Eventually ill do something completely different! I love change but for now takin it back to the dark side a bit."

Which color looks better? Vote below!

Which hair color looks best on Audrina Patridge?

 

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Tiger Woods liked to pretend he was a shy little cub at strip clubs, but in truth, the wild cat knew what he liked and frequented such establishments often.

The "innocent strip club virgin" was just his alter ego of sorts.

Anyone out there surprised at this point?

Prior to his explosive sex scandal, the tail-chaser made a point of visiting NYC's Scores, where each time, he pretended he was a "virgin to strip clubs."

That's according to Scores manager Tony Lombardi, who says that to cover up his actions, the convincingly "innocent" athlete relied on his entourage.

"He would just point and say 'Who's that?' and they would go over and say, 'Tiger Woods wants to meet you.' And they would never leave together."

Night-life impresario Rocco Ancarola, who hired Woods' mistress Rachel Uchitel to lure VIPs to his Pink Elephant club, said VIPs are closely guarded.

Tiger benefited from an industrywide reluctance to whisper about customers and protect their identities, he says, whether it was deliberate or not.

The New York Daily News adds that friends in Tiger Woods' inner sanctum were aware of his wild ways and even his cheating but failed to speak up.

"A lot of us who love him saw this coming," one longtime friend is quoted as saying. "We said, 'You've got to be careful. It's really getting too raggedy.' In his own mind, he may not have thought he was doing anything wrong."

The pal adds that the world's greatest golfer "was under a lot of pressure. He thought he was just letting off steam. He thought of it as a perk."

A perk ... or 11. That's how many Tiger Woods mistresses we know of, and the guy was supposedly being discreet. Who knows the actual tally.

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Autopsy results show that Chris Henry died from blunt-force trauma to the head, the Mecklenburg (N.C.) Medical Examiner said regarding the late NFL star.

Henry sustained a fatal head injury after an argument fiancée Loleini Tonga. He fell to the road after jumping on the back of a pick-up truck she was driving.

Witnesses say that Loleini Tonga was fleeing her family's home in North Carolina after a dispute with the football player, despite him imploring her to stay.

It is unclear how fast the truck was going when Henry fell and hit his head, but judging by the Chris Henry 911 call, it was likely a fairly high rate of speed.

He was taken to the hospital in critical condition but did not recover.

R.I.P. Chris Henry (1983-2009).

Henry's death was announced at 6:36 a.m. Thursday at a North Carolina hospital. Plastic flowers and good wishes adorn the stretch of road where he fell.

The troubled sports star was set to wed Tonga in March, but he was "aggravated" with his wedding plans, which may have contributed to their fight.

Homicide detectives are currently investigating the case and no charges have been filed against Tonga though police have not yet cleared her name.

Chris was cut from the Bengals in April 2008 after getting arrested five times in 28 months. The Bengals decided to give him another chance before the 2008 season started and he credited Loleini Tonga for helping him turn the corner.

Henry’s team reportedly attended a funeral service for the wide receiver following their narrow loss against the Chargers in San Diego yesterday afternoon.

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