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The Tonight Show has had way too much fun chiding Sarah Palin this year, thanks to master thespian William Shatner's spoken-word, excerpted readings from the former governor's farewell speech and later Levi Johnston's Twitter account.

It was high time Sarah got in on the action herself, don't you think?

On last night's Tonight Show, Shatner again treated us to signature, dramatic prose (with bongo accompaniment) from Palin's new memoir, Going Rogue.

But this time, Sarah made a surprise appearance to turn the tables.

"I think Bill did a great job, but I think it's only appropriate that I read a few choice excerpts from Mr. Shatner's autobiography, Up Till Now," she said.

And she did. Watch the dueling, spoken-word comic genius below ...

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If you like watching a good old-fashioned train wreck, the fall from grace of Tiger Woods has been one for the ages. And it shows zero signs of abating.

Needless to say, Woods and his many mistresses dominated celebrity gossip again as one of the year's biggest scandals keeps on getting worse (for him).

We've got Tiger's drama - and everything else - covered in The Hollywood Gossip's Week in Review! Some highlights from the week in celebrity news:

  • With three mistresses already linked to Woods, Jamie Jungers became #4 last weekend ... and was later revealed to be a high-priced call girl.
  • In a 48-hour span, Mindy Lawton, Cori Rist and Holly Sampson (also a rumored escort at Jungers' agency) upped the mistress count to seven.
  • Elin Woods' mom was randomly rushed to the hospital as rumors swirled that Tiger's wife moved out on him ... which few would blame her for.
  • Tiger was linked to porn star Joslyn James and later in the week, call girl Loredana Jolie, with several other mistresses waiting in the wings.
  • Perhaps the most embarrassing developments, though, were emails and text messages Woods sent to Jaimee Grubbs and Rachel Uchitel.
  • While Tiger preferred to talk dirty to Jaimee, he was apparently falling for Rachel. She says she's going to get tested for STDs immediately.
  • Lastly, Woods' attorneys are moving to stop the release of nude photos and videos of him. Check out our list of mistresses for dirt on each!
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Tiger Woods and eight of his mistresses. What will the final count be?

  • ABC continues to take heat over its handling of Adam Lambert.
  • Christmas totally came early: A judge silenced Jon Gosselin!
  • Barack Obama accepted his Nobel Prize. Some were happy.
  • Fashion faux-pas of the week: Miley flashing the Queen.
  • Billy Joel's daughter Alexa Ray OD'd, but is better now.
  • In cheating news not involving Tiger, Jenny Sanford left South Carolina Gov. Mark, and USC football coach Pete Carroll denied a grad student fling.
  • Must-see TV of the week: Jersey Shore. It's so terrible it's beyond terrible. Yet we challenge you to turn it off. The guidettes will have you hooked!
  • Couples watch: Holly Madison and Benji Madden were seen together; Tila Tequila and Casey Johnson are (supposedly) getting hitched; Hulk Hogan is engaged and Mickey Rourke might be; Jessica Simpson and Billy Corgan are dating.
  • It was a busy week for celebrity babies, with Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen and Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett had their first (both boys), while Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar welcomed baby #19 after an emergency delivery!

Don't forget to follow THG on Twitter for all the latest Hollywood news, celebrity gossip, rumors, commentary and humor as it happens, 24/7/365.

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Asking for understanding from fans, business partners and PGA Tour players, Tiger Woods says he is stepping away from golf indefinitely to rebuild his life.

In a statement released Friday evening, Woods acknowledged his infidelity for the first time. In brief past comments, he admitted only vague "transgressions."

Tiger Woods, Goatee

The world's top-ranked golfer has not been seen in public since smashing his SUV into a neighbor’s tree in an early morning accident on November 27.

He injured more than his face in that car crash.

A flood of reports linking him to a long list of mistresses have dominated news and demolished the reputation of the planet's most famous, successful athlete.

The text of Tiger's statement, issued on his official site and announcing his decision to take a break from the sport he has revolutionized, appears below:

"I am deeply aware of the disappointment and hurt that my infidelity has caused to so many people, most of all my wife and children ... I want to say again to everyone that I am profoundly sorry and that I ask forgiveness.

It may not be possible to repair the damage I've done, but I will do my best to try.

I would like to ask everyone, including my fans, the good people at my foundation, business partners, the PGA Tour, and my fellow competitors, for understanding.

What's most important now is that my family has the time, privacy, and safe haven we will need for personal healing. After much soul searching, I have decided to take an indefinite break from professional golf.

I need to focus my attention on being a better husband, father, and person.

Again, I ask for privacy for my family and I am especially grateful for all those who have offered compassion and concern during this difficult period."

What do you think of Tiger's decision and apology?

 

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Mike Sorrentino, who "unveiled" his new persona The Situation on last night's episode of Jersey Shore, did not impress Sammi with the new moniker.

But he's already a hit with the MTV show's viewers, though, and it should come as no surprise that he's looking at getting The Situation trademarked.

Jersey Shore Cast in Italy

Yes, really.

"I'm trying," Mike Sorrentino, the assistant manager of a gym (of course) when he's not tanning, boozing and pumping his fist on the Jersey beach.

"I'm in the process of it right now. I don't know if it's possible, but I'm trying ... They're actually selling 'I Love The Situation' panties on MTV.com!"

A 27-year-old native of Staten Island (of course) says he gets "bombarded all day long" with praise from friends and fans since the show debuted.

That's because Jersey Shore, with its self-described "guidos" and "guidettes" sharing a summer house in Seaside Heights, N.J., is a bona fide hit.

Negative stereotypes and offended Italian-Americans aside, Mike Sorrentino makes no apologies for bragging about living what he calls the Guido Lifestyle.

"I'm very confident in being Italian," he says. "I'm proud to have spiky hair and to have my six-pack. Whoever doesn't like it, I'm not really too worried about it because everybody should love themselves. If you don't love yourself, who will?"

Obviously not housemate Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancarlo.

After a heavy flirtation with Mike, Sammie ended up hooking up with the most muscled housemate, Ronnie Magro, on last night's Jersey Shore.

"I was a little upset," Mike admits. "I am a little bit of a wild kid but at the same time, I have that sensitive side. I would love to settle down."

Well, there are always gay guys to make him feel better: "I'll be honest, I definitely like the attention," he says of his appeal to the other team.

"I'm flattered if there are guys that have crushes on me."

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What do LeAnn Rimes, Scheana Marie and Carrie Underwood have in common?

It was Eddie Cibrian's alleged (or confirmed) dalliances with the first two and a certain song by the latter that send scorned wife Brandi Glanville over the edge.

Cibrian, who stars on CSI: Miami, filed a court declaration in a custody battle with his soon-to-be ex-wife, stating she slashed the tires of his Harley Davidson.

And she very much did!

"Yes, I slashed his tires," Brandi Glanville tells E! News. "It felt awesome!"

Brandi Glanville on The Real Housewives

Eddie Cibrian's cheating with LeAnn Rimes, who he is now dating, ultimately ended his marriage to Brandi Glanville. He was also fooling around with Scheana Marie.

The domestic dispute occurred August 1, weeks after the couple had separated, but while Cibrian was still living in the family’s guest house, Glanville recalls.

"He broke my heart, so I broke his Harleys," Glanville says. "It was right after I found out about girl No. 2, and I had that Carrie Underwood song in my head."

"I just went for it!"

Glanville is referring to waitress Scheana Marie, whom Cibrian reportedly hooked up with earlier this year, and Carrie's tire-slashing anthem "Before He Cheats."

In court documents, Cibrian says Glanville "verbally and physically attacked" him and "in a fit of rage, slashed the tires of my Harley-Davidson motorcycles."

Hey, at least he wasn't riding one of them at the time, like when Elin Woods attacked Tiger, resulting in his ill-fated, now-infamous Cadillac Escalade getaway.

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Rachel Uchitel, the first mistress of golfer Tiger Woods, or at least the first one we came to know about, may be the first to get naked in Playboy as well.

Extra reports that Rachel is currently in negotiations with Playboy to pose for the men's magazine, and that the NYC club hostess "wants a lot of money."

No surprise there.

Uchitel was outraged after being called a hooker on The View, but clearly has no issues with posing nude other than whether she'll be getting paid enough.

Representatives for Playboy refused to comment on the rumors, and last week, Hugh Hefner himself seemed hesitant based to touch the Tiger scandal.

However, women in sex scandals are often in the publication's wheelhouse. In the past, Playboy did a spread on Paula Jones, among other examples.

Cough it up and make it happen, Hugh!

Tiger Woods saw Rachel Uchitel nude. Will the rest of us?

It seems like ages ago that Rachel Uchitel was linked to Woods after Ashley Samson ratted them out to the National Enquirer, but it was just two weeks ago.

Since then, many others have come forward with tales of being tagged by Tiger, much to Rachel's dismay. She's said to be getting screened for STDs.

He may have gotten around like a prostitute (he did several), but Tiger Woods clearly had feelings for Rachel, as his emotionally vulnerable emails proved.

If he was so upset about her past flings with stars like David Boreanaz, we don't imagine he'll enjoy her posing in Playboy for the entire world to see.

Especially since we won't be getting any at home from Elin.

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They've helped make The Real Housewives of Atlanta a hit for Bravo, but reports say Kim Zolciak and NeNe Leakes may not be invited back for a new season.

Producers are looking to replace the busty, loud-mouthed and constantly feuding stars, as "things with NeNe and Kim have been intense" on and off the set.

Baby Joy! Drama!

The frenemies are reportedly demanding bigger paychecks from Bravo for the upcoming season and producers are "fed up with their diva-esque requests."

A source says that Bravo realizes the risks of cutting Kim and NeNe loose, but "feels it is about the franchise as a whole and won’t let one person stop it.”

They're serious enough that they’re "taking meetings with notable, wealthy Atlanta women" about joining the show in Kim Zolciak and NeNe Leakes' place.

While Bravo had no comment on the reported cast shakeup, another source close to the matter said only that "no decisions on Season 3 have been made."

Are you upset NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak may get the axe?

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Flaunted on very-public dates and outings, and at every single Yankees home game, Kate Hudson and Alex Rodriguez's steamy relationship is not a secret.

Still, on the Late Show with David Letterman last night, the actress didn't give in to the host's humorously nosy questions about her romance with A-Rod.

When Letterman opened up the questioning with, "So ... uou're a big Yankees fan, and you're friends with Alex Rodriguez," Hudson giggled sheepishly.

"Yeah, he's a friend of mine. Nice guy," she said.

So how did she and the Rod meet? "Can't we talk about the holidays?" she asked. Did she and the baseball star spend Thanksgiving together? Nothing.

Kate Hudson played it coy on the subject of A-Rod ... for once.

Letterman then prodded, "So is he a nice guy?" Hudson finally caved, saying, "Yeah, he's a nice guy ... You just can't help yourself! You just can't!"

"I knew it was going to come at some point!"

When Dave pointed out, "His game changed when you started showing up regularly at ball games," Hudson responded, "It was a really fun summer."

She refused to take credit for the Yankees' 27th World Series title, but there's no doubt Kate Hudson and Alex Rodriguez dating had a positive effect.

Follow the jump for a clip of Kate's question-dodging:

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Jenny Sanford, the estranged wife of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, announced she is filing for divorce following his now-infamous affair this summer.

Mark Sanford admitted an extramarital affair with Maria Belen Chapur, an Argentinian woman, after flying down to see her in secret (he thought) in June.

In August, Jenny Sanford moved out, but said she still hoped to reconcile with her husband, with whom she has four sons. But those efforts were in vain.

"As so many of us know, the dissolution of any marriage is a sad and painful process. It is also a very personal and private one," she said in a statement.

"Because Mark and I are public figures, we have had less privacy with which to deal with our difficulties than other couples. I am now filing for divorce."

Jenny Sanford couldn't get past her husband's cheating and lying.

"This came after many unsuccessful efforts at reconciliation, yet I am still dedicated to keeping the process that lies ahead peaceful for our family.”

Once considered a potential GOP presidential contender for 2012, Mark Sanford refused to comment on Jenny's divorce filing earlier this morning.

Mark disappeared for several days in June, saying he was hiking on the Appalachian Trail. It turned out he flew to Argentina to be with his lover.

His tearful confession when the tryst with Maria Belen Chapur became known shattered his political career and nearly led to his impeachment.

If they couldn't make it work with after one affair, that doesn't bode well for Tiger Woods saving his marriage after racking up a list of mistresses.

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South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and mistress Maria Belen Chapur.

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