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Dumped by Jason Mesnick on The Bachelor, can Jillian Harris find Mr. Right?

“I definitely know that falling in love is very, very possible," said Harris - who finished third on The Bachelor but gets a second chance at love as The Bachelorette, which premieres tonight. "And I'm obviously in a very good mood right now."

What a wonderful, vague, happy-sounding non-answer!

"[My fear going into The Bachelorette was] what if I don’t fall in love? What if I get to the end of it and I don’t feel the way I’m supposed to feel? Is it really possible?" Jillian Harris added. "But I can say that that is not a problem."

I'm definitely feeling the way I wanted to feel in this situation.”

Jillian and Melissa Rycroft came close to landing the single dad's heart, but fell just short. Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney, the winner, are going strong.

While Harris, a 29-year-old restaurant designer from Canada, has moved on in her search for love, she says Mesnick encouraged her to do the show.

"Jason was helping me quite a bit to make up my mind to do this," Harris said. "He is somebody that I talked to and he really supported me. I had to sort of cut off my relationship with Jason [to do the show], but it’s temporary."

"I will definitely be friends with him after all of this is over."

How will The Bachelorette differ from last season's The Bachelor?

"I don't need my dad to see any more hot tub scenes!" Harris joked.

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Ever since The Bachelor star Jason Mesnick broke things off with her on the show's "After the Final Rose" special, Melissa Rycroft has done nothing but win fans (and votes, and many celebrity news headlines) on Dancing With the Stars.

But where has Molly Malaney been? What about Jason himself?

Try living it up in the Caribbean. Jason, Molly and his four-year-old son, Ty, are at the grand opening of the Italian Village at Beaches Turks & Caicos resort!

Jason and Ty, whose mom is Jason's ex-wife Hilary Mesnick, came Wednesday while Molly joined them on Friday (they are all heading back home today).

Jason and Molly Photo

"They were on the beach all day Friday building sand castles and making sand angels together," a source reports to E! Online. "At dinner on Friday night, Ty and Molly were holding hands as she talked him through the buffet line."

Molly Malaney has also been wearing her birthday gift from Jason Mesnick: a diamond "M" necklace. Somehow we get the feeling these two will never break up.

The happy trio is staying in the Parlor Suite, which features two bedrooms, dining and living rooms along with flat-screen TVs and a kid's room with Xbox.

Click to enlarge some of Jason and Molly's classic moments ...

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A Paris Hilton Free Zone is something to which so many would aspire. But the ho-tel heiress' Hollywood Hills neighbors are taking their quest to a new level.

One resident, who has requested to remain anonymous in his efforts, is willing to cough up thousands of dollars a month if it will make Paris Hilton go away.

The neighbor wrote a letter to the landlord of the place Paris and beau Doug Reinhardt are currently renting, offering to pay the property owner $5,000 per month more than he's getting now if he gives Paris and Doug the boot.

Why? Because Paris Hilton is "ruining his life."

She moved in with Doug one whole week ago, and already, the cops have been called multiple times because of loud parties, screaming and yelling, and vandalism.

The house in the Hollywood Hills was listed at $22,000 a month ... so the neighbor is thus willing to give the landlord $27,000 a month if Hilton hits the road.

Paris Hilton, Dog

PRICELESS: When it comes to potentially getting rid of these two clowns, there is no price tag too high for one disgruntled Hollywood Hills resident.

He apparently tried confronting them personally, to no avail. The neighbor complained to Doug Reinhardt about the commotion since Paris moved in. Doug's reply: "This is what you have to expect because Paris and I are public figures."

Regarding the most recent police disturbance, at least the two weren't lying when they claimed the reason for a huge ruckus at their home was because they got a prank call saying Paris' dog Tinkerbell was roadkill on Mulholland Drive.

LAPD officers were called to their home after neighbors heard what sounded like a loud argument. Law enforcement sources say they described the crank call, and Doug Reinhardt was only yelling trying to calm down a freaked Paris.

Nonetheless, neighbors want them out ... badly.

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Thursday, we told you about an investigative report in Britain alleging the "shocking" breakup of Katie Price and Peter Andre was purely a publicity stunt.

It's an interesting theory - but the News of the World has a different one. According to that publication, the fantasy pin-up is divorcing for other reasons:

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The two have been sexless since 2007.

Katie Price, also known as Jordan, supposedly admitted recently that the first sign of the couple being on the rocks came when their sex life went quiet.

She told a friend: "We'd lost that passion in bed. I know it goes after a while for everyone but for us it had been so good, so important, so hot."

In a separate, emotional confession to pals, Peter said: "I've been saying for a long time it was a case of 'when' not 'if' we would get divorced. The relationship's been going under since 2007 but I was terrified of missing the kids."

A pal of Peter said: "Things haven't been right for [Katie and Peter] in the bedroom for almost two years now. To put it bluntly, Jordan stopped fancying him. This caused big problems because she has a huge sex drive."

HAPPIER TIMES: There hasn't been much of this lately for Katie and Peter.

Last week, Jordan was drunkenly flirting with her friend Andrew Gould and flashing her gigantic boobs for the camera (sphotos below). The pics turned up in the tabloids, and were supposedly the last straw for Peter, who said it was over.

Katie Price flew off to the Maldives with their two children leaving her husband with stepson, Harvey. Crushed, Peter Andre jetted to Cyprus to see his family.

As topless Jordan soaked up the sunshine with a blonde pal at a £2,000-a-night luxury villa on Rangali island she has been briefing friends at home on her trauma.

With three-year-old son Junior and 21-month-old daughter Princess Tiaami inside in the cool, she sobbed: "Pete has broken every promise he ever made to me."

"I'm in complete hell, this is a living nightmare. I could never imagine life without Pete but now I'm contemplating it because I don't know how I could go back."

Despite her fury, Jordan did admit she helped drive a wedge between the couple: "Don't get me wrong, I'm f*%king angry at Pete. He's acted like a c*%k. But I know I've caused some of this by not being the best wife in the world."

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Ashlee Simpson is pregnant with another baby, Star Magazine reports, adding that its source says the singer is "just a few weeks along" and is "beyond thrilled."

Still, Jessica Simpson's useless sibling is opting to keep the news private "for at least two more months" before sharing it with the celebrity gossip media.

The mag says Ashlee hopes that baby #2 will make her and Pete closer as his grinding with skanks hectic schedule has put a strain on their relationship.

A foolproof plan if ever there were one.

"... She loves Pete and wants to hang on to him. She believes this second baby will really clinch the deal," the celebrity gossip source reportedly writes.

If you believe what you read online, Ashlee Simpson is knocked up and excited about it. But unlike his wife, Pete Wentz is not yet ready to father a second child.

"He absolutely loves Ash and Bronx Mowgli," claims the tabloid when referring to how the Fall Out Boy bass player feels toward Ashlee and their baby boy.

"But he also loves his freedom. He thinks a second kid could change things for the worse. He doesn't want to be tied down and stuck at home all the time."

No official confirmation (or denial) has been made by Team Wentz concerning the report of her new pregnancy, or the couple's supposedly rocky marriage.

Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz were longtime lovers before making it official in May 2008. They welcomed the arrival of son Bronx Mowgli in November.

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With all the controversy surrounding Carrie Prejean, it's easy to forget that the lightning rod did not actually win the Miss USA pageant a couple of weeks ago.

That honor went to Kristen Dalton.

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Immediately after the North Carolina beauty took home the crown, the spotlight turned to Prejean and her comments about same-sex marriage. But Dalton has no complaints, telling E! Online that all the commotion has actually been a good thing.

"I think it's great for the Miss Universe Organization, it's given us a lot of publicity," Dalton said. "A lot of people will be watching this Miss USA pageant next year."

Wonderfully PC answer. She should go into politics.

And as for the embattled Miss California, Dalton says the outspoken Prejean "was friendly to everybody, so I don't really think anyone has a problem with her."

As for her views on a certain divisive political issue?

"Everybody has the right to their own opinion," Kristen Dalton said, "Me personally, I think that everybody deserves equal rights, it's really as simple as that."

Donald Trump's Miss Universe Organization insists it didn't take issue with Prejean's comments but that she appeared to be shirking Miss California duties.

That, and the topless photos she took when she was 17.

Although dethroned Miss Nevada 2007 Katie Rees feels that Trump created a double standard by keeping Prejean but stripping her own crown due to older party pics that surfaced after she won, Dalton sees a difference between the two situations.

"If you look at the photos, they're completely different," the reigning Miss USA said. "Carrie's were modeling photos, and Katie's were in action."

She means girl-on-girl action, in case any of you are unfamiliar.

"Donald Trump approved [the photos]," Kristen Dalton added. "He's the owner of this organization and I fully support what he thinks is best.

"And you know, [Carrie Prejean] has the opportunity to go back to California and try to be the best Miss California USA that she can be."

More importantly: Who would you rather ...

 

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Britney Spears' conservatorship filed legal papers detailing her finances down to the last penny. And according to TMZ, there is, um, no shortage of pennies.

From March to December of 2008, Britney spent $447,633.69 ... on security alone. Six months of household repairs and maintenance? A paltry $49,387.22.

Britney also spent $625,000.00 to pay lawyers ... for Kevin Federline. A judge ordered this as a result of court proceedings stemming from her behavior.

In the documents, these payments are listed as "Federline Fees." They do not include legal fees paid to her own lawyers, estimated at over a million.

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Britney Spears certainly has a lot of expenses to pay these days. Good thing her worldwide striptease / S&M show has been doing quite well at least.

Despite reports that he wants a raise from Brit, K-Fed is rakin' in good coin from her as it is, grabbing $178,818.00 from March-December in child support.

Britney Spears' grand total of expenses between February, when the conservatorship was set up after she went bat$h!t, and December: $10,116,678.23.

At a certain point, what's another $3,400.00 on that pile? Not a lot. Brit definitely felt the Christmas spirit when she spent that much just to hang lights.

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After searching for love on both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, Jen Schefft finally found it ...  in fellow Chicagoan Joe Waterman, who's not affiliated with the ABC reality series in any way! The two got married last night! Yay!

A "traditional yet modern" Windy City ceremony joined the two for life. Jen Schefft, 32, met Joe Waterman, 35, four years after giving up on reality TV romance.

"We clicked early on, and it happened so fast," she said. "We just got along so well, and it was so easy. I never worried when I'd see him again or when he'd call."

He proposed this past September, and that was awesome, but just one month after she got engaged to Waterman, Schefft was laid off from her sales job.

She was thus determined to have a low-cost wedding.

Joe Waterman, Jen Schefft

The small ceremony - which she promised wouldn't include any roses a la The Bachelor and The Bachelorette - included fewer than 100 guests.

"You don't want to exclude anyone, but I just wanted close friends and family," she said. "It's about Joe and me, not entertaining 400 people."

Before she found her soulmate in Joe Waterman, Schefft was the winner of The Bachelor's third season and engaged to Andrew Firestone. She moved to San Francisco to be with him, but their relationship soon fizzled and they broke up.

She turned down a proposal on 2005's The Bachelorette. On Monday, Jillian Harris stars on the new season and begins her quest for love!

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Welcome, celebrity news readers around the world, to The Hollywood Gossip's Caption Contest - the 82nd edition of our Friday afternoon tradition!

All you have to do is think up a caption for the celebrity picture below, click "comments" and give it your best shot. It's very easy and fun to play!

This week: A pair of bored BFFs, Ciara and Kim Kardashian, texting, Twittering, or who knows what. Go to town. Give us your best caption(s) ...

Kim Kardashian, Ciara
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Let the record show that Paris Hilton and her beau of several months, Doug Reinhardt, are lovers, but not fighters. Reports of a screaming match in Reinhardt's driveway last night are "not true at all," Hilton tells E! Online today.

Rather, the ho-tel heiress says, someone prank called her. And it was a mean prank call. The culprit's joke of choice? Claiming her pooch was pancaked.

"We got home from the [T-Mobile launch] party last night and someone prank-called me and said that my dog, Tinkerbell, had been ran over," she recalls. "They told me 'Tinkerbell is dead. We just found it on Mulholland Drive.'"

Talk about doggie drama - and this time, Rick Salomon was not involved.

Rest assured, Tinkerbell is okay. But Thursday evening got weirder still. In addition to the prank call, keys to Doug's home were nowhere to be found.

"We couldn’t find the keys to the house," Paris Hilton says. "While Doug was looking for the keys, I was screaming on the phone. I'm on the phone crying calling my mom. Obviously I'm going to be crying; she’s like my daughter."

Luckily it was all a hoax: "I finally got ahold of my assistant. She went to the house and saw that all my dogs were fine," Hilton thankfully said.

Hilton explained that Doug Reinhardt lives on a cul-de-sac, so noise echoes through the neighborhood. Presumably, that's why neighbors called the cops.

"They came to the house and saw that everything was fine and said, ‘Sorry, Ms. Hilton,'" said Paris, who said this prank call was hardly the first.

"I don't know who called," she says. "It happens all the time. I've changed my number like 10 times in two years. Whoever made that call is sadistic."

LAPD spokesman Richard French confirms that law enforcement officers got a call at Doug Reinhardt's residence but found everything to be copacetic.

"Just before 1 a.m. Friday morning, a patrol unit was called to investigate a domestic-violence incident,” French says. "When police arrived on the scene, it revealed that no crime had occurred, so there was no police report."

TMZ reports that when cops arrived, the two were in the middle of a nuclear screaming match. Paris and Doug wouldn't open the gate, so they hopped the fence.

Paris and Doug then answered the front door, cops spoke with them and the arguing stopped. This is the third time this week police were called to one of their homes. A previous incident? Wednesday's late-night rager that led to vandalism.

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