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Yesterday, a series of Bachelorette spoilers leaked online, posing intriguing questions about some of the guys' motives, and the show's credibility in general.

We can only wait and see if these predictions come true, or what else emerges from behind the scenes. For now, Jillian Harris herself takes a look back at some of her decisions and dates on this week's episode of The Bachelorette.

Here's what Jillian thought of the fourth week, according to her blog ...

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WOW! What an awesome week that was .... well, aside from the drama that went down at the cocktail party. I had an incredible time in my hometown.

It reminded me how proud I am to call Vancouver home. Vancouver had a late spring, so I was secretly a bit worried about the guys wondering where the greenery was. But instead they were oo-ing and aww-ing about how beautiful Vancouver was.

As you know - the first date went to Kiptyn (are people really calling him Kiptyn-ite?! That’s hilarious!) It wasn’t all glitz and glam, but neither is this girl! I had a huge crush on Kip and wanted to see what he thought of MY LIFE in Vancouver.

I actually go down to the Granville Island Market almost every Sunday. It’s always full of people, live music and good food - it really makes one feel totally alive!

As suspected, Kip was great at kayaking, and fit in to the Vancouver scene perfectly. Back at my pad, the two of us cooked up a wonderful dinner FROM SCRATCH!

Okay seriously, I was VERY nervous about this - so much could go wrong when trying to create two pasta sauces, fresh salad dressing and maple baked salmon for a guy you’re falling for on your first date. I was so flustered as you can imagine.

Ahhh the curling date.

This was such a nostalgic date for me. I remember curling bonspiels when I was just a kid - so much fun! To my delight, the guys loved it too!

What they didn’t love was only half of them going on the yacht. To make it up to them, I sent the losers a massage from the spa at the Fairmont.

Having only half the guys there allowed me to really connect with them. I saw David’s true colors (finally!), had a long overdue conversation with Jesse and of course, had a conversation with Jake that I think came off totally wrong! Oh boy.

The dreaded two-on-one date. In hindsight ... did I make the right call?

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Chastity Bono, civil rights advocate, journalist, author, musician, and the daughter of Cher and Sonny Bono, is in the early stages of changing her gender.

She will be transitioning from female to male, having already started the sex change process earlier this year, shortly after celebrating her 40th birthday.

Known to family and friends as Chaz, Chastity Bono came out as a lesbian two decades ago. Now she's undergoing bold, gender reassignment treatment.

The star's publicist, Howard Bragman, confirmed the news and issued the following statement, already referring to Chastity Bono with a different pronoun:

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"Yes, it's true. Chaz, after many years of consideration, has made the courageous decision to honor his true identity. He is proud of his decision and grateful for the support and respect that has already been shown by his loved ones."

"It is Chaz's hope that his choice to transition will open the hearts and minds of the public regarding this issue, just as his 'coming out' did nearly 20 years ago."

"We ask that the media respect Chaz's privacy during this long process as he will not be doing any interviews at this time."

Bragman declined to answer specific questions about the sex change process, which typically involves hormone therapy, and sometimes - but not always - surgery.

Here's wishing Chaz nothing the best in this endeavor.

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David Letterman apologized (kind of) Wednesday for his jokes about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her family, and extended an invite for them to come on his show.

Well, the former Republican Vice Presidential nominee, who seems intent on making People magazine headlines at every opportunity, issued a reply Thursday:

"The Palins have no intention of providing a ratings boost for David Letterman by appearing on his show," Palin family spokeswoman Meg Stapleton says. Zinnng.

"Plus, it would be wise to keep Willow away from David Letterman."

So ... Letterman is a pedophile now, according to the Palin spokesperson? We thought we weren't allowed to joke about underage girls ... not that anyone was.

Seriously, no one is saying the jokes weren't inappropriate, but the Palins are clearly just using Letterman, and by extension their own daughter, as an opportunity to rally support for ... something. Makes us wonder if they own NBC stock.

In case you missed it, David Letterman jabbed at the Palin family after Sarah and Todd visited NYC and took in a Yankees game with 14-year-old daughter, Willow.

The host cracked that the worst part of the trip was "keeping Eliot Spitzer away" from her daughter, and that Alex Rodriguez knocked her up in the 7th inning.

The Palins denounced Letterman on Facebook, calling his comments "sexually perverted" and saying "Any 'jokes' about raping my 14-year-old are despicable."

Letterman took eight minutes on Wednesday night's show to explain the jokes, clarifying that he was referring to 18-year-old Bristol Palin (who did get knocked up when she was a minor, incidentally) and admitting his material was in bad taste.

"These are not jokes made about her 14-year-old daughter. I would never make jokes about raping or having sex of any description with a 14-year-old girl," he said.

He continued to emphasize: "Am I guilty of poor taste? Yes. Did I suggest that it was okay for her 14-year-old daughter to be having promiscuous sex? No."

He called the jokes, "borderline ... but again, made in an act of desperation to get cheap laughs, which is what I've been doing for the last 30 years."

Which side are you on in this war of words?

 

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Britney Spears and K-Fed have reached a new agreement on custody - and now Brit has the kids more than 50 percent of the time - at least during her tour.

Yay! More time for them to get acclimated to new dad Jason Trawick!

Just kidding. Mostly.

But seriously, lawyers for Britney and Kevin have filed docs with the family law Commissioner Scott Gordon, stating they have reached a new arrangement.

Nice to see these two getting along better these days. Even though things didn't work out for them, it's good that they can share the little ones amicably.

A Pregnant Britney Spears

Vintage Britney Spears and Kevin Federline, circa 2006. Such hotness.

During June, July and August, Britney Spears will have physical custody of Jayden James and Sean Preston more than 50 percent of the time, which is awesome.

For both! More time for K-Fed to get naked with Victoria Prince!

Just kidding. No we're not.

The lawyers submitted a calendar outlining which parent gets to chill with Sean Preston and Jayden James on which day during the forthcoming period. 

Before the change, Britney had the kids 50 percent of the time, and the 50/50 split is scheduled to go back into effect once the Circus tour is over.

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One day after French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy told PETA that she no longer wears real fur, Michelle Obama made her own animal-friendly announcement.

"Mrs. Obama does not wear fur," deputy press secretary Semonti Mustaphi said.

Obama and Bruni-Sarkozy - who have met twice in recent months - are both widely known as celebrity fashion icons as well as prominent political wives.

PETA pushed Carla Bruni-Sarkozy - who was photographed wearing what appeared to be real fur - in particular to donate her coats to the homeless.

"I do not wear, buy or own fur or animal skin other than leather or skin of animals raised for feeding purposes," she wrote to PETA, adding, "I am not a vegetarian, and I don't find it illogical to wear skins of animals whose meat is eaten."

Could a Carla Bruni nude PETA campaign be in the works? Here's hoping!

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FUR REAL: Don't expect Michelle or Carla to don mink coats anytime soon.

Unlike Carla, Michelle wasn't targeted by PETA, which says the wife of Barack Obama is "known to be fur-free," according to PETA's media coordinator, Amanda Schinke.

Still, the mother of Malia and Sasha followed suit with the former supermodel, releasing a statement that fur will never be part of the First Lady's famous wardrobe.

"For Michelle Obama, respecting animals is part of the social progress that she and her husband are working so hard to promote," PETA Senior V.P. Dan Mathews said.

"By officially rejecting fur, these two style icons will make people around the world see fur for what it is: old-fashioned and cruel."

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Tony Romo is has won zero career playoff games, but dude is dating Jessica Simpson, so the Dallas Cowboys QB has scored one major "trophy" at least.

Entertainment Tonight caught up with the NFL star to talk about life with girlfriend Jessica Simpson, from their perfect date night to pregnancy rumors!

As for rumors Jessica might be pregnant, Tony Romo says there's "not that I know of," but "I'm sure you guys'll tell me something new soon enough."

As for the perfect date night with Jessica Simpson?

"Probably get a little bite to eat and probably watch a football game," he said. "That's our perfect evening. It's exciting for both of us because I found someone I get to hang with, and she embraces the game and wants to see our team do well.

"It's great to have someone like that."

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Tony spoke to ET at a photo shoot for the sportswear company Starter, and he remarked on having to get into "model mode" to shoot the new ad campaign.

"I don't think I'll ever be a model; I don't have any Zoolander poses," he says. "But we'll definitely get out here and have some fun with the Starter stuff."

"As an athlete you know you want to feel comfortable when you're moving around, and have stuff on you that feels natural, and they do a really good job."

For something that feels anything but natural, here are Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson pictures from a recent date night. Looks like barrels of fun (not):

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  • What a Fun Night Out
  • Jess and Tony Pic

[Photo Credits: Fame Pictures]

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Plenty of stars can throw out the first pitch at a Dodgers game, but to actually suit up and play a full game is another story. Carrie Underwood did the latter at the 19th Celebrity Softball Challenge at Nashville's Greer Stadium on Wednesday.

The singer (who played for the Grand Ole Opry team) got in the swing of things (har har) with other country stars like Vince Gill and Montgomery Gentry, and looks like she's ready to go all "Before He Cheats" on a pitch in the photo below.

Alex Rodriguez may want to take some pointers ...

Carrie Underwood envisions Chace Crawford's face on an incoming pitch.

Emotions ran high at the softball game, but all in the name of a good cause. Carrie and others helped raise funds for the cancer research charity City of Hope.

Always nice to see one of our favorite celebs in action, be it on the field or on stage belting out hits of a different sort. How lucky is Mike Fisher to get to round the bases with this girl? Sorry, no more baseball double entendre, we promise.

For more images of the Oklahoma native, former American Idol winner and award-winning country sensation, click here for more Carrie Underwood pictures!

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Looking gorgeous as ever, former Hills star Lauren Conrad hosted the launch of her new book L.A. Candy at Thompson Hotel on Wednesday in Beverly Hills.

The retired reality TV star hopes to her her book adapted for the small screen: "It’s one of my hopes," said Conrad, 23, of a televised version of Candy.

"We're going to start working on that when I get back from my book tour."

Here's the star at last night's event ...

As much as she complained about being on The Hills towards the end, would Lauren Conrad be open to a return - or field new offers for reality TV forays?

"I asked not to hear them," she said. "I said, 'Don't tell me anything.' So, problem solved, and I got to enjoy time away. But my two months is up now."

She's also not giving up her fashion collection: "I have my line at Kohl's but I'm also working on putting back together my original line," she told E! News.

One thing she won't be doing? Checking out Kristin Cavallari's debut on The Hills. "I probably won't watch it," Conrad said. "I'm not a huge TV person."

Somewhat ironic from a person made famous by TV, but more power to her. Click to enlarge more Lauren Conrad pictures from last night's book event ...

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David Letterman has apologized for his jokes about Gov. Sarah Palin and her family that sparked angry replies from the former V.P. nominee earlier this week.

Sort of.

Tuesday night on The Late Show, Letterman quipped that Palin's daughter was knocked up Alex Rodriguez during a Yankees game, and that the hardest part of the Palins' New York City trip was keeping Eliot Spitzer away from their daughter.

This prompted the governor and her husband, Todd Palin, to slam Letterman for his "sexually perverted comments" about their 14-year-old daughter, Willow.

Todd fumed on Facebook: "Any 'jokes' about raping my 14-year-old are despicable. Alaskans know it and I believe the rest of the world knows it, too."

A familiar David Letterman expression, certainly applicable to this story.

Last night, Dave said he was referring to Bristol Palin, 18, not Willow. He admitted his jokes were in "questionable taste" and that he regrets telling them.

But, he added, he did nothing to advocate sexual relations with a minor, nor would he ever. As far as being guilty of anything but making jokes in bad taste, of which he has told thousands over the years, the talk show host pleaded innocent.

That about sums it up if you ask us. An acknowledgment that he crossed the line was warranted, as was clarification on what he meant by the aforementioned jokes. But, by the same token, the Palins could chill the eff out a little.

Letterman even invited Sarah to come on the show as a gesture of good faith. Here's his explanation of, and commentary on, the recent controversy:

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On the day it was announced that Rihanna got served and will have to testify against ex-boyfriend Chris Brown at a June 22 hearing, the singer hit the town with friends.

Rumored new fling Aubrey Graham among them.

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Rihanna and the Canadian rapper to whom she's recently been linked were first spotted smooching on May 18 at Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge in Manhattan.

Then, last night, the hot pair was sighted again!

Rihanna and Graham (who goes by the single name of Drake) laughed and chatted at a bash for the Black Eyed Peas at the NYC nightspot The Griffin.

Here's a picture of the two of them together ...

Rihanna – looking stunning in a light grey sweater dress and large hoop earrings – arrived at The Griffin shortly after 11:30 p.m. and stayed nearly two hours.

Her alleged beau left a bit earlier – only to wait outside the club's front doors. Both Rihanna and Drake drove off at the same time, in separate vehicles.

While in the club, a happy-looking Rihanna, 21, "appeared to be enjoying herself," holding court in a banquette to the left of the stage, according to sources.

What do you think? Do Rihanna and Drake make a cute couple?

 

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