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We're not sure how we feel about Rihanna's new video.

On one hand, "Hard" is edgy and catchy, much like most Rihanna songs (and part of the reason she can beat Chris Brown when it comes to album sales).

Conversely, there's something about it that feels a little like an SNL parody of Rihanna at certain times, between the voice and some of the costumes.

You could say it's sort of "Hard" to put your finger on.

Check out Rihanna's video and see if you dig it ...

What do you think of Rihanna's "Hard"?

 

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December 18 is a good day for celebrity birthdays.

From acclaimed actors to celebrity gossip staples (sometimes those two overlap) to Grammy-winning singers, crazy beauty queens and rappers who've been arrested approximately 147 times, this day in history produced them all.

Happy birthday to Brad Pitt (46), Katie Holmes (31), Christina Aguilera (29), DMX (39) and Tara Conner (24)! Steven Spielberg (63) and Keith Richards (66) too!

Here's a photo tribute to the birthday boys and girls ...

  • Just a Mustache
  • Katie Holmes Elle Cover
  • Suri and Katie Picture
  • Perfume Pitch
  • Awesome Aguilera
  • A Mug Shot of DMX
  • Smiling DMX Mug Shot
  • New DMX Mug Shot!
  • DMX Mug Shot (Yawn)

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Joe Jackson.

That's the biggest reason the executors of Michael Jackson's estate believe they are entitled to more than the statutory fee most executors receive.

That and the 14-hour days.

According to legal documents filed with the court, co-executors John Branca and John McClain "defend the estate from a steady barrage of attacks."

Those attacks would be courtesy of the late music icon's erratic father, Joe Jackson and, until recently, by his mother and other family members too.

They claim they've been working 14 hours a day, seven days a week since they were appointed and say their "business reputations and the character and reputation of Michael Jackson were being assaulted by personal and unfounded attacks."

Joe Jackson is still making Michael's life difficult.

This forced them to correct these allegations fervently and publicly in order to protect the Michael Jackson estate and the Michael Jackson brand.

No specific behavior by Joe was mentioned (in reports), but his relentless quest to cash in can mean objections raised to ... just about everything.

Guy is not known for tact, either.

Branca and McClain say at the time Michael Jackson died June 25, Michael and his businesses were named as defendants in 11 separate lawsuits.

It only got worse after his death.

Executors get a percentage of the value of the estate. Jackson's two are asking for "extraordinary compensation" for work most executors never have to do.

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Leelee Sobieski and fashion designer fiancé Adam Kimmel had a baby girl.

The Emmy-nominated actress delivered a daughter late Wednesday evening in New York, Sobieski's rep confirms. No name has been released.

The couple – who became engaged in June and announced the pregnancy in September – are still planning to wed ... just a little bit later now.

"We have pushed that back," the actress said about her nuptials to Adam Kimmel. "Now we are going to maybe get married in the spring."

Congratulations to Leelee Sobieski and Adam Kimmel!

The Joan of Arc star most recently appeared in summer's Public Enemies alongside Johnny Depp; She can next be seen in The Mad Cow opposite Jeffrey Tambor.

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Gym teacher Brad Ferro punched Snooki (Nicole Pilozzi) in the face in what has become the most infamous scene from Jersey Shore, even though it hasn't aired yet (it was supposed to tonight) and MTV decided to edit out the brutal KO.

Now he wants her to know he's sorry.

"I am sick to my stomach," Brad Ferro tells the New York Post. "I can''t believe I'd ever do anything like that. I was raised to act in a respectful manner to women."

"I deeply regret what happened," he says of punching Snooki, which you can still see online if you must. "Nobody deserves that. That was not the real Brad Ferro."

Snooki Polizzi

Ferro was arrested back on August 19 after knocking Nicole Polizzi the f*%k out at the Beachcomber Bar & Grill in Seaside Heights, N.J., and was suspended from his job.

He also enrolled in anger management courses. That's a good thing.

Brad, who admits he "drank way too much" that night, says that just days before, he taught his students about bad decisions and the dangers of alcohol abuse.

"I remember very little from the incident," Ferro says. "It's all fuzzy. I remember a punch ... I don't remember who or why, but I do remember being arrested."

Ferro's lawyer Andrew Siben says his client has learned his lesson and "should be given a second chance to show he is a person of much higher character."

Jersey Shore airs tonight, sans Snooki punch, on MTV at 10 p.m.

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Brad Ferro punched Snooki's lights out this summer.

The worst part: the attack was all over a drink. Ferro tried to take Snooki's cocktail and when she yelled at him for it, he retaliated ... with a fist. Loser.

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Where in the world is the embattled Tiger Woods?

It's been three weeks now since one of the biggest celebrity sex scandals in history erupted, but the world's #1 golfer himself is nowhere to be seen.

He's always fiercely guarded his privacy, likely due in part to the 11 mistresses he was hollering at, and Tiger certainly hasn't changed his stripes.

Since the scandal blew up, Woods has been AWOL, commenting only briefly on his website with an apology and then announcing his break from golf.

So where is he? According to a resident in Woods' Windermere, Fla., community, he "comes by in the evening only for their counseling and therapy."

Where is Tiger Woods? Laying low, and on the driving range.

Woods is believed to be staying in another property he owns locally, although he has not been seen in public in Orlando or anywhere else in weeks.

After therapy sessions - which a source describes as Tiger "just apologizing over and over again" - Woods heads to a nearby course to hit golf balls.

"He tries to clear his head," another local says. "He goes after dark so he can't be seen. For him, what's more therapeutic than hitting golf balls?"

"It's the thing he's best at in the whole world."

The thing that he's worst at may be marriage, and it looks like it's too late. A new report claims that Elin Nordegren - mother to Tiger's two children Sam, 2, and Charlie, 10 months - will divorce him in the very near future.

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Forget the Grinch. Hayden Wright, a Tennessee four-year-old, stands accused of stealing Christmas presents from his neighbors, according to reports.

Hayden is accused of committing his holiday thievery after consuming a beer. Yeah, that'll do it every time. Happened to one of our interns last week.

He was found at 1:45 a.m. on Tuesday wandering the streets in a little brown dress that he is believed to have stolen from under a neighbor's tree.

The kid entered after he rang the door bell, took the dress, then moved on to another house. Nice of those first people to intervene and call for help!

Hayden's mother, April Wright, is going through a divorce from Hayden's father, who is in jail, and she thinks he may have been looking for his dad.

"He runs away trying to find his father," said 21-year-old April. "He wants to get in trouble so he can go to jail because that's where his daddy is."

Really, April? He's four! And was drunk at the time!

Here's a news report on poor Hayden Wright ...

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Sending packages and letters to stars containing your delusional and paranoid thoughts? That's creepy stuff, to be sure, but fairly manageable as far as stalkers go these days. Get a restraining order and they usually back off.

Showing up at their kids' pre-school? Now we're talking dangerous.

Steven Burky, a accused of stalking Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck more than once before, is a barrage of criminal charges for what he pulled this week.

Cops arrested the stalker on Monday outside the L.A. nursery school where their daughter Violet Affleck is enrolled. That's just terrifying for Jen and Ben.

The L.A. District Attorney has charged Steven Burky with two counts of felony stalking on top of two misdemeanor counts of disobeying a court order.

For breaking the restraining order filed against him last year, natch.

Garner has claimed in court documents that Burky has been stalking her since 2002. She was granted the restraining order against the weirdo last year.

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Steven Burky could face up to four years in prison if convicted.

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A 911 call from a woman driving behind Chris Henry during the pickup truck incident that ultimately took his life provided a new, scary take on the events.

She told the dispatcher that the Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver, shirtless, was "beating on the back window of the truck," presumably from its bed.

His arm was in a cast from injuries suffered during this NFL season.

At some point during the Wednesday incident, the football player fell from the truck, sustaining injuries that left Chris Henry dead at age 26 this morning.

A second person also called 911 after Chris Henry fell.

Reporting the severity of the situation, the man said that Henry was "laying in the middle of the road," was clearly badly injured and surrounded by people.

It is unclear what prompted the bizarre situation, but Henry's fiancee, Loleini Tonga, was believed to have been driving the vehicle he fatally fell from.

You can listen to both 911 calls here.

R.I.P. The Cincinnati Bengals' Chris Henry (1983-2009).

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As 2010 approaches, The Hollywood Gossip staff looks back on the year that was, honoring 10 finalists for our prestigious, 3rd Annual Celebrity of the Year award.

These A-to-Z-listers have given us their best, their worst, their nude pics (sometimes), their absurd, off-the-wall antics (often) and their over-the-top scandals.

It's time for THG to pay tribute to this greatness.

Last week, we continued the '09 countdown with Taylor Swift at #7. Today, we present Celebrity of the Year Finalist #6: All of Tiger Woods' Mistresses!

Tiger Woods proved to be quite a player this year!

Three weeks ago, few had heard of Rachel Uchitel, although a previous tabloid report tied her to married Bones star David Boreanaz. But she's notorious now.

So are Jamie Grubbs, Kalika Moquin, Jamie Jungers, Mindy Lawton, Cori Rist, Holly Sampson, Joslyn James, Loredana Jolie, Julie Postle and Theresa Rogers.

They've given us their tawdry Tiger tales, their hilarious text messages and emails, their trashy lingerie pics and more news than we can even keep track of.

For their collective impact in what has to be the biggest sex scandal and one of the biggest sports stories in years, we salute you, Tiger Woods mistresses.

Click to enlarge pics of each of Tiger's women and vote for your favorite!

  • Rache Pic
  • Cori Rist Image
  • Joslyn James Picture
  • Loredana Jolie Picture

Which Tiger mistress would you rather ... you know?

 

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