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We know Sherri Shepherd abhors all that Cookie Monster represents.

Absurd as that is, we know she puts her money where her mouth is.

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After months of dieting and exercising, The View co-host fulfilled her promise to walk out on stage in a bathing suit on Thursday's episode.

Walking on stage to "I'm Every Woman," Shepherd, 42, proclaimed, "I feel really great. I just wanted to show people that you don't have to do anything crazy. You just have to make some choices and exercise and the weight will drop off."

Sherri Shepherd looks like a new woman.

Since May, Sherri Shepherd lost 5 inches from her waist and 10 inches overall. Barbara Walters said her View colleagues "were very proud" of Shepherd, who celebrated by indulging in ribs and M&Ms producer Bill Geddes brought her as a treat.

Dieting hadn't been easy, Shepherd, who had been eating "a lot of grilled chicken, a lot of salad, a lot of water," said, adding loudly that "I'm miserable!"

In terms of exercise, "I do a lot of stairs, a lot of planks, a lot of squats, a lot of treadmill, a lot of screaming - and I do this four times a week."

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Debate over the health care plan championed by U.S. President Barack Obama is turning rancorous, with figures on both sides of the discussion lobbing harsh criticism at the other and even the Obama health care logo coming under attack.

As we saw with this week's Obama Joker poster, which brandished the word "socialism" and likened the Prez to Heath Ledger's character in The Dark Knight, there has been vehement opposition to some of the President's policy initiatives.

Addressing some of the opposition she has encountered, the U.S. Speaker of the House and universal health care advocate, Nancy Pelosi, recently accused protesters at Democratic health care town hall meetings of carrying swastikas.

In response, the website Sweetness and Light likened the Obama health care logo to a swastika and compared Democrats to Nazis. Makes perfect sense.

Here's the Obama health care logo ...

Fairly innocuous, right? Not according to Sweetness and Light, which proves that if you look hard enough, one can find a swastika hidden in anything ...

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Despite Paula Abdul's farewell Tweet and Fox wishing her happy trails, the latest American Idol conspiracy theory suggests she's not going anywhere.

Here are a few bits of evidence (albeit circumstantial) that make us wonder if the reality show and the wacky, but entertaining judge are really parting ways:

  • Within an hour of Abdul's bombshell, celebrity gossip maven Bonnie Fuller, late of HollywoodLife.com, tweeted that "Abdul has already signed her new deal [with American Idol]. The whole sob story was a pure publicity stunt."
  • Asked to comment if there was no way Abdul wouldn't be back on American Idol come the winter and the launch of the new season, Fox reps didn't respond.
  • On his radio show this morning, Ryan Seacrest said Abdul's departure was real, "as far as I know." Randy Jackson, meanwhile, said "It looks to be true."
Paula Abdul, American Idol Judge
  • Asked to comment if it was possible for a star and network to cook up a scheme, entertainment attorney John J. Tormey III said, "Anything's possible."
  • Unnamed "television industry executives" told the New York Times they believe "Ms. Abdul's combative stance is simply a negotiating tactic." Of course, it could well be a one-sided tactic, if she really wants $20 million a year.
  • Tormey didn't think it was a reach to suggest Paul Abdul would appear to walk away from a deal in order to sweeten it. "In television," the lawyer said, "it's not uncommon for talent to take a hiatus in the event of negotiations."

So? What do you think? While it sounds obvious, the only way we'll know is with the passage of time ... or the instant American Idol get a new judge (today's rumored replacement is Victoria Beckham), or Paula Abdul gets a new gig.

Until then, we say let the conspiracy theories pile up!

Would you miss Paula on American Idol?

 

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As if the Teen Choice Awards weren't the hottest game in town already.

Britney Spears announced on her official site last night that she will be performing on the awards show, which tapes Sunday night and airs next Monday.

"Britney will be performing at the Teen Choice Awards on Monday!" the announcement read. "Tune in to Fox at [8 p.m. ET] to see Britney's performance."

Hopefully she parties with Lindsay Lohan at an after-party someplace.

In addition to performing live, Britney Spears is up for three awards:

  • Choice Music: Single for her song, "Circus"
  • Choice Music: Female Artist
  • Choice Music: Tour

There has been no announcement made about what song Spears will perform on the show. We're hoping for the title track, or maybe "Radar." Hot stuff.

Long Live the Queen

LONG LIVE THE QUEEN: Britney Spears is back, baby. [Photo: Fame]

Britney will join hosts and fellow nominees The Jonas Brothers, the Twilight cast and Miley Cyrus, who is set to perform her new single, "Party in the U.S.A."

Twilight dominates the nominees list with 12 nominations, including Drama, Romance and Actor and Actress in a Drama. The Jonas Brothers scored nine.

Miley Cyrus, High School Musical 3: Senior Year and Gossip Girl all tied with 10 nominations each, and often find themselves battling against each other.

It will be particularly interesting to watch the battle for Choice Risque Photos between Miley Cyrus' Vanity Fair shoot and the Vanessa Hudgens nude pics.

Just kidding. That's not real. But the rest of what's written above is.

How excited are you to watch the drama unfold?!

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With estranged, demoralized husband Peter Andre looking after her children, Katie Price is giving Jon Gosselin a run for the how-low-can-they-go title.

The shameless model showed little regard for modesty (or common decency) as she cavorted topless around a Spanish resort with her new beau Alex Reid.

Jordan, Boobs

The pair laughed and flirted as she received a massage. Earlier, the brazen, buxom whack job was seen bathing topless in a pool with the cage-fighter.

Katie Price, a.k.a. Jordan, jetted off on Sunday after worries she may have developed swine flu, but appears to have gotten over any health fears.

In a move likely to cause more despair for Peter Andre, Katie Price and Alex Reid didn't exactly try to hide their very public, rather crass displays of love.

Katie Price is not the slightest bit hesitant to rub these in Peter Andre's (or more accurately Alex Reid's) face. Ouch. Better take away Pete's belts and shoelaces.

A source close to Jordan told The Sun: "Katie and Alex have spent almost every moment out by the pool. They are just all over each other all day long."

"Katie's having a whale of a time, that's for sure. She clearly doesn't miss [Peter Andre] and is kicking herself that she didn't meet Alex sooner."

She may not be laughing last, however. Some observers say the photos of her topless with Alex Reid are likely to count against her in a custody battle.

While she snogs everything that moves, Peter has been spending his days out of the spotlight with kids Harvey, 7, Junior, 4, and Princess Tiaamii, 2.

A source said: "Peter will be furious about them. If he decides to fight back in court, these kind of images could be very damaging to her cause."

Follow the link for photos and more on Jordan's antics ...

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Academy Award winner Michael Douglas' son Cameron Douglas, who was arrested last week for allegedly plotting to distribute crystal meth, doesn't nickel and dime.

The DEA alleges he moved pounds of the drug since 2006.

According to a federal investigation, DEA agents claim they ran a three-year sting, proving the 30-year-old sold "multiple pounds" of crystal meth to several people.

Many of those people are now ready to testify against Cameron Douglas.

All three witnesses mentioned in the document have pled guilty to narcotics violations. They are cooperating in the hopes of receiving a reduced sentence.

In other words, Cameron Douglas is the big shot they are rolling over on.

Douglas has been charged with one count of possession with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of crystal meth and one count of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of "ice" - the purest form of meth.

The DEA further alleges that Cameron Douglas deposited and withdrew tens of thousands of dollars in cash, and was poised to deal $18,000 in crystal meth.

According to the indictment, the perpetrator was set up in New York after agents ran a sting operation in which they caught Cameron Douglas accepting $15,000 cash in exchange for a promise to deliver a half pound of crystal meth.

The following conversation, in which they used drug code, was then captured:

Buyer: "The bath salts are fabulous! Thank you so much."
Cameron Douglas: "Yeah, I thought you would like them my friend ... I was so excited for you to take a bath and see for yourself."

The baths Cameron Douglas will likely be taking where he's headed are going to be far from fabulous. Officials say the sting netted somewhere around 215.2 grams of "ice," and if convicted on all counts, he faces 10 years to life in prison.

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Actor Tom Sizemore has been arrested. In related news, August is humid, Star invents celebrity gossip and Robert Pattinson makes the 'tween girls scream.

The trouble-prone Sizemore was busted for domestic violence at roughly 10:45 p.m. last night. An argument with a female companion allegedly got physical.

It's unclear at this time if Los Angeles police were called to the scene or simply happened to witness the incident. What is clear? Tom Sizemore has issues.

Whatever the circumstances, the 47-year-old star was tossed into jail yesterday evening with his bail set at a hefty $20,000. It's just not easy being Tom Sizemore, people.

Dr. Drew is not going to be pleased. Tom Sizemore, who has been talking up his commitment to clean living, will appear on the new season of Sober House.

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The world has watched Jon Gosselin plumb the depths of mediocre tail in the past few weeks, cycling from Hailey Glassman to Kate Major to Stephanie Santoro.

Now get ready to hear Kate Gosselin's plea for attention side of the story!

The mother of eight is set to appear on NBC's Today show Monday, according to an advertisement on the morning show's website, to "break her silence."

This news comes after their show returned to sagging ratings this week, and as rumors continue to surface that she is increasingly displeased with Jon.

Don't get us wrong, Kate has every right to be heard by any media outlet that will have her. But isn't any silence from her a good thing? She's painful!

Kate and Kids

Kate's kids sure are fun. Listening to her talk? Not as much.

In any case, it will be the first time Kate has spoken publicly since her husband made headlines for dating Hailey Glassman and parading the party girl around France less than three weeks after announcing he and his wife were splitting up.

Less than a week later, Jon was spotted dining with a tabloid reporter Kate Major, who resigned her job over their relationship. He has since moved on to nailing their kids' babysitter, Stephanie Santoro, according to some reports at least.

Are you excited to see Kate and her reverse mullet weave return to TV and hear what she has to say? Would you just as soon she and Jon go away for good?

Who sucks more?

 

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John Edwards' mistress, Rielle Hunter, showed up a federal courthouse this morning in Raleigh, N.C. Her reason for being there was not immediately clear.

We do know that Edwards acknowledged he is under federal investigation over huge payments to Hunter's video production company, though he denies wrongdoing.

Robin Zier, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney, declined to comment on Hunter and why she was at the courthouse, or whether a grand jury was meeting there.

John Edwards admitted last August that he had had an affair with Rielle Hunter, in 2006, when he was running for the Democratic nomination for president.

His big admission came after his affair was first exposed in 2007, at which point he denied it, only to get busted sneaking into a hotel with her in mid-2008.

Rielle's one-year-old daughter Francis Quinn, born last year, is rumored to be the love child of John Edwards and Hunter, though he has denied such claims.

Rielle Hunter and Frances Quinn Edwards Hunter arrive in court.

Rielle Hunter was hired to make a movie about Edwards as he made a second bid for the Democratic presidential nomination eventually won by Barack Obama.

Edwards is under scrutiny over making $114,000 in payments to Hunter's company. Using money from a political action committee for personal issues? Illegal.

His former aide Andrew Young, believed to be their go-between, and who claims to be the father of the baby, is rumored to be involved in the investigation.

He may also have a John Edwards sex tape, depending on what you read.

"I am confident that no funds from my campaign were used improperly," he said in May. "However, I know it is the role of government to ensure this is true."

"We have made available to the United States the people and the information necessary to help get the issue resolved efficiently and in a timely manner."

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In really random news, artist Karin Bubas has debuted a collection of pastel portraits of the major players in The Hills cast, featuring chalk pastel shows of Lauren Conrad, Spencer Pratt, Audrina Patridge, Whitney Port and more!

The Bubas exhibition, entitled "With Friends Like These..." is on display at the Charles H. Scott Gallery in Vancouver, British Columbia until September 13.

The exhibit was inspired by the trademark expressions of the characters.

"We all share Lauren's frustration as she fights with Audrina and bursts into tears, watery black mascara rolling down her cheeks," says curator Cate Rimmer.

"We experience aggravation over how Spencer treats Heidi and her frustrating complacency... these drawings conjure visions of a collective social experience."

A tad melodramatic, but kind of totally true! Here's Heidi Pratt doing her classic pout. Say what you will about The Hills, this artist did an amazing job ...

Heidi Pouts

A vintage Heidi Montag moment ... immortalized in pastel.

It's hard to say what inspired this series of emotional portraits, but we have to say, they are quite well done and bring back quite memories. And who knows, in 100 years, maybe even Justin-Bobby will be worth something this way.

Click to enlarge more pastel representations of The Hills stars ...

  • J-Bobby Pic
  • Holly Montag Pouts
  • Spencer Pratt Painting
  • Sad Audrina
  • Whitney Port Gasps
  • Stephanie Cries
  • Heidi Pratt Painting

[Images: Karin Bubas / Charles H. Scott Gallery]

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