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Ed Hardy designer Christian Audigier sure knows how to pick winners when it comes to celebrity partnerships he solicits, then thinks better of and denies.

In what would have been the most ironic celebrity fashion collaboration yet, Eric Dane nude tape star Kari Ann Peniche said she was working on a new line.

Britney Spears, Plaid Shirt

She made her way over to Audigier's studios yesterday, fueling speculation, and told celebrity gossip outlets afterward that she scored herself a design gig.

"I'm gonna be working on a bikini line," Kari Ann Peniche said.

"I start on Friday."

Sure she is.

Like Jon Gosselin before her, however, she might want to verify that with Christian first. Jon paraded around St. Tropez with Hailey Glassman earlier this summer and blabbed about working with Audiger, only to have the plug pulled promptly.

The Ed Hardy designer now denies everything Kari Ann said, basically.

A source close to Audigier denied reports of any collaboration with Kari Ann Peniche, a self-proclaimed budding swimwear designer, saying "those are just rumors."

Absolutely no clue where those rumors could have started. No clue.

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A staff member from The Hollywood Gossip spotted the legendary douchebag John Mayer dining at Katsuya restaurant last night in Hollywood, Calif.

John ate with a male friend on what was an uneventful evening until renowned adult film star Ron Jeremy come up to his table and shook his hand.

That was about it. Our staff member then paid his $180 dinner tab and left, completely unsatisfied. Anyway, here's a pic of Mayer making his exit ...

John Mayer at Katsuya

John Mayer may be a complete douchebag, but he's a douchebag who's friends with Ron Jeremy and has a lot more money than our staff members.

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Melrose Place spoiler alert: Michael Rady is engaged to his college sweetheart, Rachael Kemery, as of July 23, in his bed, around 2 a.m.!

TMI, perhaps. But we are happy for him.

He also admits that it all happened so spontaneously that he’s yet to find a ring for his new fiancee. He says, “It just happened. We’re going to get one!”

The 28-year-old actor says that he met Rachael Kemery while he was attending Saint Joseph’s Preparatory School, a Jesuit Prep school in Philadelphia.

Michael Rady was just featured as one of The Fall Guys — TV Men We Love in the upcoming issue of Signature L.A. Direct. It’s also his birthday today.

Congrats on all of that, Mike!

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Despite the rumors of him telling Bethany Steffen to break out the beer and condoms and texting that he was going to molest Lindsey Johnson, the fairy tale romance isn’t over for The Bachelorette’s Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski.

Standing tall amid reports that there is trouble in paradise after scandalous accusations levied against Ed by the two aforementioned ladies, Jillian Harris says she and Swiderski “have not even come close [to splitting up].”

In fact, Ed Swiderski is currently spending much-needed quality time with the interior designer in her native Vancouver. They're enjoying the nice weather.

“We’ve got a Jet Ski, so we’ve been spending lots of time on the lake,” says Jillian, who is preparing to move to fiancé Ed’s native Chicago in September.

The pair was rumored to be on the verge of a breakup after back-to-back Us Weekly cover stories claimed Ed Swiderski strung along Bethany Steffen while filming The Bachelorette, then nailed Lindsey Johnson after his proposal to Jillian.

“There’s just no truth to it,” Ed told ABC’s Good Morning America.

Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski

“He has been very, very clear with me from the very beginning,” maintained Jillian. “Ed is not deceiving me, nor is he pulling the wool over my eyes.”

Jillian’s friends support her decision to stay with Ed Swiderski.

“Those girls who claimed they were still with him were only in it for fame and financial reasons; they saw an opportunity and ran with it and didn’t care who they hurt along the way,” a friend of Ed and Jillian claims.

“Jill was aware that there was a risk of this kind of tabloid attention when she got involved in the show,” reasons Shannon Long, who’s known Jillian Harris since kindergarten. “Jill is in love. I’ve never seen her so happy in my life.”

“She’s got it under control,” agrees Jillian’s longtime friend Brad Bell.

Is Brad Bell right? Will Jillian and Ed last?

 

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Heidi Montag (or Heidi Pratt, whatever you want to call the silicone spouse of Spencer Pratt) cannot sing. At all. She is terrible. But the Miss Universe pageant coordinators have nevertheless signed her up to perform live at Sunday night's event.

Here's The Hills star striking a fierce, sultry pose as she practices the choreography for what is sure to be an instant YouTube classic at an L.A. dance studio:

Working Her Fake Body

All the rehearsal in the world won't give Heidi Montag any talent.

When the dust settles Sunday night, a new Miss Universe will be crowned and Spencer Pratt will be issuing press releases (probably while posing for pictures with the Heidi Montag nude Playboy issue in hand) about his primarily plastic bride.

We can't wait. It's what Jesus would want after all, for her to share her "God-given gifts" with the masses. Click to enlarge more photos of Heidi rehearsing ...

  • Heidi in Rehearsal
  • What an Ass
  • Twirlin'
  • Bendin' on Over
  • Showin' Off the Parts
  • Heidi's Dance Moves
  • Dismebered Head
  • Bad Extensions

[Photo Credits: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

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Or at least that's the idea.

Remember, like two years ago, when a 21-year-old woman claimed she met master illusionist David Copperfield at a show, one thing led to another and she wound up getting raped at Copperfield's $50 million private Bahamian retreat?

No? Well, she said that. An FBI investigation was launched, however he was never charged. Now, the accuser has filed a civil lawsuit against the magician.

Copperfield so adamantly denies the allegation that he not only released a statement defending himself but set up his own innocence-proclaiming website.

David Copperfield went over Niagara Falls in a barrel and made the Statue of Liberty disappear. Surely he can clear his name of minor sexual abuse allegations.

David claims the woman "has a history of lying" and even once told friends she could "take a guy down" if she wanted. He notes that no charges were filed.

"Nothing of the sort ever happened," the magic man insists.

"This lawsuit is extortion for money, plain and simple. Unfortunately, false claims like this only hurt the women who really have been abused and really need our help."

In other words, she's pulling an Andrea McNulty.

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After a massive manhunt apparently failed to snare their suspect, sheriff's deputies in Washington State now believe Ryan Alexander Jenkins escaped to Canada.

Police in California wanted to talk to him about the grisly death of his wife, Jasmine Fiore, whose body was found in a suitcase in Orange County last Saturday.

Local authorities and U.S. Customs say Ryan Jenkins is now being called a "potential suspect" in the killing of Jasmine Fiore, but they think he fled the country.

The Whatcom County (Wash.) Sheriff's Dept., just over the border, says:

  • Yesterday evening, a witness reported seeing someone matching Ryan Jenkins' description driving a black BMW SUV (he owned one of those), with a boat, in a marina that is extremely close to the U.S.-Canada border.
  • A short time later, deputies found the boat and the SUV abandoned, sparking a massive manhunt for Jenkins by land, sea, and air. Police were unable to find Jenkins and think he made a run for the border - literally.
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If you see Ryan Jenkins, let local authorities know where.

Canada will not extradite someone charged with a death penalty offense in the U.S. If Jenkins is charged with a non-capital crime, he could be extradited.

TMZ also reports that Jenkins has ties to an island off Honduras, where his dad, Dan, developed a resort. Honduras provides extradition, but only to the suspect's native country - which, from everything we know of Ryan Jenkins, is Canada.

Meanwhile, an emotional email written by Ryan Alexander Jenkins to Jasmine Fiore less than three weeks before she was murdered has surfaced online.

Jenkins was charged with battery in June for allegedly assaulting his wife, who he married on March 18. The email sheds light on some of their issues.

Follow the jump to read his email to Jasmine Fiore ...

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Poor Jennifer Aniston is feeling "rejected" and "upset" after Bradley Cooper "ditched her" for Renee Zellweger, according to the new issue of Us Weekly.

No word on whether Jen and Brad were even together, or if Ed Swiderski and Jon Gosselin could not be reached for better cover stories at Us this week.

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"She wanted to turn her date with Cooper into something. She honestly feels screwed over," a pal says of Aniston, who dined in NYC on June 18 with her He's Just Not That Into You costar - a few weeks before he began dating Zellweger.

Aniston "doesn't see what Renee has that she doesn't," says the pal.

But pals of Renee Zellweger, currently starring in My One and Only, detail why Cooper fell for the "no drama" actress instead of pathetic, clingy Jen.

"She just does her thing, has her friends and her life and is cool. She's really happy and doesn't need anyone to feel complete," says one.

Adds another Renee friend: "She'll show up wearing a sexy dress and Louboutins, but will still order a beer and rattle off the dirty jokes."

WHY HE CHOSE RENEE: Because it was a slow news week.

Despite Bradley Cooper dissing her hard, friends say Jennifer Aniston is determined to show she can bounce back. She always summons the strength to find a way.

"She had a major crush on him and let him know. He didn't reciprocate. She is fine," a friend says. "She's used to being single, and she's used to rejection."

Remind us to cry her a river based on these heartbreaking made-up quotes.

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Amid reports that two-time presidential hopeful John Edwards is getting ready to announce and admit paternity of former mistress Rielle Hunter's 18-month-old daughter, Elizabeth Edwards says she expects a DNA test will take place.

During a Wednesday appearance with CNN's Larry King to debate health care reform, Elizabeth was asked about DNA testing of the child of Rielle Hunter.

"My expectation is that, at some point, something happens," she said. "And I hope for the sake of this child that it happens, you know, in a quiet way."

Numerous reports, including some from actual news sources, say a DNA test already proved Edwards is the father. Rumors that his admission of paternity is forthcoming have arisen amid a grand jury inquiry into Edwards' campaign finances.

In any case, Elizabeth Edwards says things are quiet around her house, contrary to gossip and speculation regarding her moving out in a fit of rage.

Frances Quinn Hunter

John Edwards with wife Elizabeth; Rielle Hunter with daughter Frances.

Despite a National Enquirer cover story this week that claims she recently packed her bags in anger over John's alleged decision to move Hunter and their love child into a home near his North Carolina beach house, Elizabeth Edwards told King:

"Things are actually going fine. We're getting the children ready for their new school year. Everything seems to be going pretty smoothly at my house."

As for her health, Elizabeth, who was diagnosed in early 2007 (right around when John probably knocked up Rielle) with incurable breast cancer, says:

"The numbers don't look that optimistic, but I feel good. And I've had recent tests that show me to be in pretty good health, all things considered."

And, she added, "I'm still out here fighting."

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Add his mom's legal fees to Levi Johnston's list of bills to pay.

Sherry Johnston pleaded guilty yesterday in Alaska Superior Court to one count of possession with intent to deliver the prescription painkiller OxyContin.

We might be seeing Levi Johnston nude sooner than we thought!

Sherry, 43, the grandmother of Tripp Johnston, whose mother is Bristol Palin, daughter of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, lives in Wasilla, Alaska.

She will be sentenced in November.

Johnston, Sherry

A plea deal calls for her to be sentenced to five years in prison, with two years suspended. Her attorney said the deal includes three years probation as well.

"That's pretty," Sherry Johnston said as a court officer placed pink handcuffs - a gift from an Arizona sheriff - around her wrists, for reasons unknown.

Johnston was convicted of a Class A felony, which carries a presumptive sentence of 5-8 years. The plea deal calls for a shorter prison stint because she possessed a small quantity and had no previous drug-related convictions.

Assistant District Attorney Rick Allen said it's not unusual for defendants with mitigating factors like Johnston's to get half the minimum sentence.

Sherry Johnston is jailed at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center while awaiting sentencing and could serve time there, or at home with ankle monitoring.