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One has a foot fetish. One is a breakdancing instructor. Another dude who claims to have a number one single ... in Chihuahua, Mexico! Yes, to put it mildly, the season premiere of The Bachelorette introduced some colorful characters.

Only 20 men remain and four more will be booted tonight. Who will take their game to the next level, and who will be left sweating when Chris Harrison ominously appears, announcing there is only one more rose left this evening?

One thing's for certain: the competition certainly heats up when the star of the show, Jillian Harris, invites eight of them to a pool party ... then disappears!

It turns out Jillian's sexy pool party was a ruse, and part of a scavenger hunt in which the men compete for the grand prize - a candlelit dinner for two.

Hoop Dreams

Meanwhile, seven other bachelors think they will be competing in a game of pickup basketball for Jillian Harris' attention, only to find out that the legendary Harlem Globetrotters, not one another, are the competition that afternoon.

Can any of them score - at the three-point line or afterwards?

Later, the scavenger hunt winner goes on his one-on-one date, but Jillian is worried that this fella may be too conservative for her, so she makes him trade in his khakis for sexy Western gear - at a private Martina McBride concert.

Just another day in the life of The Bachelorette!

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It has been reported that Pete Wentz got Ashlee Simpson pregnant, and that she's banking on her second bundle of joy to salvage a deteriorating relationship.

We have no idea if that's true or not, but one thing is undeniably clear - the alleged singer's first spawn, Bronx Mowgli, has a ridiculous name cute little face!

Check out this adorable mother-son photo below ...

Ashlee Simpson, who's branching out in her "career" by taking on a role in the CW's new remake of Melrose Place, seems to be a natural in the role of mom.

As long as she doesn't try to emulate Jessica Simpson fashion. Then the kid will be scarred for life - although we'd have some great photos for our site.

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If you thought what was essentially a Paris Hilton sex tape preview the other night was the last PDA we would report from the ho-tel heiress and Doug Reinhardt, well, you thought wrong. Only this time, someone did something about it.

Paris and Doug were apparently getting freaky on a yacht in Cannes, and were told to get the hell out by its owner, David Furnish (Elton John's partner).

Presumably, the yacht was docked and they departed for shore. If only the painful pair literally had to walk the plank, outfitted with cement shoes ...

A source said: "David met Paris at the Hotel du Cap and invited her to a party on his friend's yacht. As soon as Paris arrived she had her tongue down Doug's throat."

"Everyone kept saying how inappropriate they were being."

"Paris simply didn't care who was looking. They got so worked up she dragged [Doug Reinhardt] below deck so they could have some private time. But as they were closing the cubicle door so they could tear into each other, they were caught out."

"David spotted them and the captain immediately became furious. He kicked them off for unsociable behaviour. Everyone congratulated the captain."

Hopefully they had that room quarantined.

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The devastated, dumped Katie Price, a.k.a. Jordan, has sensationally declared "I want Pete back," according to the UK's reputable News of the World.

The British model has admitted for the first time that she had made the "biggest mistake of my life" in driving away long-suffering hubby Peter Andre.

Katie Price, who turned 31 Friday, pleaded to the paper for a do-over: "I'll take Pete back tomorrow. I'll drop the divorce if he gives me another chance."

"If I only I could turn back the clock. I've made the biggest mistake of my life and it's all my own fault ... If I'd known I was driving Pete away so badly I would have pulled back. I don't want a divorce, I just want us back as a family."

It would be oh-so-convenient - and play right into the theory held by some observers that this is just a publicity stunt - if they got back together now.

However, it looks like the split is for real: Over the weekend, Peter Andre reportedly insisted there was absolutely no chance of him taking Jordan back.

After years of being mocked and bullied by his loose cannon spouse, with whom he has two small children, Peter Andre snapped after seeing pics of Price on a boozy night out in Bristol with pal and hunky dressage coach Andrew Gould.

A close friend of the pop singer said: "Pete will always love Kate but he didn't just walk away on a whim. This wasn't just about one drunken night."

"He left because of years of frustration ... It's sweet that Kate is realizing how much she has screwed things up, but it's not going to make a difference."

"Pete never wanted this to happen and it took a lot for him to walk away. At the moment there is no way back and I don't see that changing."

Peter spent yesterday at the seaside with his two children by Jordan - Junior, three, and Princess Tiaami, 21 months. It was the first time he had seen them since the split with Katie Price was announced almost a fortnight ago.

According to sources close to the large-breasted model, the access Jordan readily granted was seen as a clear sign of how much she wants Peter back.

Follow the link to continue reading about Jordan's plea ...

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Tonight on The Hills, Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag are preparing for their fairy-tale wedding (which took place April 25). Heidi is upset that Lauren Conrad doesn't want anything to do with them, and asks Spencer to reach out to her.

Heidi Montag wants Spencer to apologize to LC, end their longtime feud and clear the way for her to attend. She tells her fiance to be the bigger person.

His response? He is not the bigger person. Nor does he seem to show interest in going out of his way to be. Hey, the man's honest, that you can't deny.

Conrad, whose relationship with Kyle Howard likely played a major role in her decision to leave the reality show after this season, makes her last Hills appearance in next week's season finale, when Speidi's dream wedding will be aired.

We know Lauren did end up going to the wedding, and that Spencer apologized ... but did he really admit starting the Lauren Conrad sex tape rumors?

We'll have to wait and see. Perhaps he will confess for the cameras tonight. Check out this clip from tonight's The Hills and watch Speidi in action:

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Her official title is First Lady of the United States, but Michelle Obama has also been called a one-woman stimulus plan for the fashion industry.

The cataloging of Mrs. Barack Obama's style selections choices - from $565 two-tone Lanvin sneakers to the black Michael Kors sheath and Peter Soronen corset she donned for a recent Time gala - has shown no sign of abating.

Along the way, those who produce the clothes, whether J. Crew or high-end designers (for which Michelle has shown a considerable penchant), have been catapulted into the limelight, with her triple-A-list exposure offering a boost to business.

“There has been a huge interest in special orders, which has helped maintain business in a gloomy time,” said Peter Soronen, whose pieces are sold through Ikram, a Chicago boutique owned by Ikram Goldman, the First Lady’s de facto stylist.

Soronen, who called his 11-year-old company “a semicouture house” because custom orders make up a large percentage of his business, was quick to point out that major retailers have not yet come knocking for his entire collection.

However, individual Michelle Obama fashion statements have elicited direct specialty boutique orders and, in some cases, requests for an entire new dress.

Continue reading this article in Women's Wear Daily, and click to enlarge some of Michelle's style choices that have made headlines in recent months ...

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When Cassie shaved her head recently, it didn't leave quite the impression of Britney Spears bald. But that's because Britney Spears was insane at the time.

Cassie shaving one side of her dome was meant, she Twittered, to be seen as “Something that will shock your mother, but make her call you a ROCK STAR.”

Britney probably wishes she could have a mulligan on her head-shaving, but Cassie has no regrets, with her shaved head showing signs of staying power.

She even makes sure it looks freshly shorn at all times: “I get it touched up by a barber every three days,” Cassie recently told Women's Wear Daily.

With the exception of the surprising release of those "hacked" Cassie nude pics, this is the most shocking thing Diddy's protege has done ... well, ever.

  • Complex Cassie
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Does she look better now than before? Tell us in the survey below ...

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After playing with the kids in the Bahamas the day before, Britney Spears emerged on Saturday afternoon in Amite, La., for a nice, low-key appearance as an "honorary" bridesmaid at the wedding of her cousin, Laura Lynne Covington.

"When her brother (Bryan Spears) walked her down the aisle, she looked stunningly calm and beautiful," says one wedding guest. "She was very pretty, low-key. She was not the center of everything, just pretty and calm and collected.”

The wedding took place at the same church where the funeral for Covington's mother Sandra, who died of ovarian cancer, was held in January 2007.

Some may recall Britney attending the funeral with then-beau Isaac Cohen.

After a brief Bahamas beach vacation, Britney Spears, Jayden James and the rest of the singer's posse rolled to Louisiana for her cousin Laura Lynne's wedding.

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Later, at the reception, the pop star hung out with her little sister and fellow bridesmaid, Jamie Lynn Spears, who toted baby Maddie Briann, and "sat at a table off to the side and visited with local people she knew," says the guest.

"There was no fanfare," noted the guest. "With all the star power Britney Spears and her family command, it was still the bride's day."

Britney kicks off the European leg of her Circus tour in June.

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Since he can't appear on The Hills due to the fact that he stars on another TV show (My Boys), we don't see too much of Lauren Conrad's beau Kyle Howard.

That said, we were excited to see the two turn up at MyHouse in L.A. for the Havianas and Details cocktail party, where Kyle was one of the guests of honor.

The 31-year-old actor worked the room while Lauren Conrad was content to chat with some female pals and do some people-watching from her seat.

Here's a cute photo of the pair ...

But Kyle Howard didn't ignore his girlfriend, who's retiring from The Hills this month. He made sure she had a drink and always found time to give her a kiss.

Conrad, meanwhile, acted supportively – ceding the spotlight to Kyle Howard and letting him do the mingling thing. LC also sort of confirmed that night that co-star Audrina Patridge and Chris Pine are together now, so that was cool!

Howard and Conrad, who first got together last summer, seem to be going strong. Click to enlarge some older pictures of this awfully cute couple ...

Kyle Howard, Lauren Conrad
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Below, The Hollywood Gossip staff takes a quick look back at what was quite possibly the greatest week in the history of celebrity news and gossip.

Okay, not really, but there were some good stories ...

  • Kris Allen won American Idol. More incredibly, Adam Lambert did not win American Idol. On a side Idol note, an odd bikini battle took place.
  • Shawn Johnson won Dancing With the Stars. More incredibly, Melissa Rycroft did not win Dancing With the Stars. Oh well, she's still hot.
  • Speaking of Melissa, her former Bachelor competition, and perhaps Canada's best export yet, Jillian Harris, debuted as The Bachelorette.
  • In political news, Rielle Hunter wants to stick it to John Edwards, while Bristol Palin says she never wanted to stick it to Levi Johnston.
  • Michael Vick was released from the pound. Kiefer Sutherland is likely not heading back there. Still no word on whether Chris Brown is.
  • Jon and Kate Plus 8 may change its name to Jon and Kate Plus Fake Marriage Contracts, Various Mistresses and Non-Stop Drama.
  • Among the Cannes Film Festival highlights (besides movies, of course): Hayden Panettiere displays her bikini body and misspelled tattoo; Paris Hilton and Doug Reinhardt nearly exchange bodily fluids in public.
  • The Hills' Spencer Pratt deemed himself the future of hip-hop, as well as too famous to stoop to reality TV rival Jason Wahler's level.
  • In young, hot couple news, Robert Pattinson and Erika Dutra are rumored to be an item, while the romantic relationship of Selena Gomez and Taylor Lautner is sort of confirmed. Ditto for Audrina Patridge and Chris Pine.
  • Carrie Prejean's mom might be gay.
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