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Chris Brown is gonna be so jealous, he's gonna wanna hit something.

The Barbados beauty showed up with a group of friends Monday at Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge on West 42nd Street, but spent most of the night locking lips with a Canadian former child actor-turned-rapper: Aubrey "Drake" Graham.

Aubrey Graham, or just Drake to his Canadian rap fans, is perhaps best known for playing Jimmy Brooks on DeGrassi: The Next Generation.

He is supposedly planning to release his debut album in 2009. Wonder if he can get the "Umbrella" starlet to make a cameo appearance ...

“They were really cute together,” said their source, noting they left around midnight. "She was drinking whiskey and apple juice and making out with him all night."

Guess Rihanna's mohawk wasn't a turnoff for this young stud!

The star, who's also been spending time in town with her new BFF Katy Perry, left with Drake at about midnight. Hey, she's just living her life - and living it up!

Way to go, girl! Drake seems like a hot catch.

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If she acts half as well as she sings ... this show is gonna eat royal ass!

The zenith of uselessness up until now, Ashlee Simpson is ready to test her acting chops as a cast member in the upcoming remake of Melrose Place on the CW.

Pete n' Ash

Just kidding ... mostly. When your foremost TV moment was being booed after she couldn't even lip-synch effectively on SNL, there's nowhere to go but up.

In all seriousness, the show looks pretty good. Here is your first look at the cast of the new Melrose Place, scheduled to debut this fall on The CW network ...

MELROSE PLACE RELOADED: (left to right) Stephanie Jacobsen, Colin Egglesfield, Ashlee Simpson, Shaun Sipos, Katie Cassidy, Michael Rady, and Jessica Lucas.

We're going to assume, based on this photo and the general unreliability of the tabloid that reported it, that Pete Wentz did not get Ashlee Simpson pregnant again.

Then again, no word on when this was taken. There's also a chance it's photoshopped, and that Ashlee will be filmed neck-up all season, a la Kelly Rutherford.

We just hope Ash's character, Violet, will get a lot of really bad plastic surgery at some point in the first season. Then she won't even have to worry about trying to act!

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Looks like something even more exciting than Robert Pattinson photos or Hayden Panettiere bikini pics may have emerged this week in Cannes:

A possible engagement between Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom!

There's something new adorning the Aussie supermodel's left ring finger – and it looks remarkably like an engagement ring, according to photos.

Could her longtime lover, Orlando Bloom, have proposed at last?

Last November, Kerr's rep vehemently denied news reports that Kerr was engaged to the Pirates of the Caribbean star. This time? No denial.

No confirmation, either. Simply no comment.

"I am aware of the images. However, I am not in position to comment," her rep, Carlii Lyon, told People. Bloom's rep has not been reached for comment.

What is known: Miranda Kerr, 26, did fly into Cannes to be with Bloom, 32, for one night before turning around and going right back to New York for work - prompting some observers to wonder if a proposal took place in the South of France.

Either way, they sure make a hot pair and will surely make great spouses one day. Click to enlarge more Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr photos ...

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With Manny Ramirez suspended after testing positive for a banned substance, the Los Angeles Dodgers recalled prospect Whitney Port, 24, from AAA Hollywood.

Just kidding. But The City star did throw out the first pitch last night.

Here's Whitney getting the L.A. Dodgers-N.Y. Mets game underway. Look at that form! The former intramural softball player doesn't even throw like a girl ...

Whitney Port threw out the first pitch ... to her brother, Ryan!

Of the baseball experience, The Hills alum writes on her official site:

"What an exciting day!!! I just got home from the Dodgers game after throwing out the first pitch (to my brother Ryan, who took on the role of catcher).

We got there at 4:30 and we were escorted right out to the field. Some of the players even came up to me to welcome me... they were all so sweet.

It was so cool because I've been a Dodgers fan my whole life so it was really special to be there with my entire family. My little sister Jade, my brother Ryan, my mom, my dad and my grandfather all were there to support me.

All in all I'm pretty proud of myself... for someone who hasn't played in quite a few years I think I did pretty well ;)"

Cute staff, for sure! Click to enlarge lots more photos of Whitney Port - a.k.a. Whittie P. - and her brother Ryan at the game last night ...

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Justifiably or not, Jason Mesnick will always be remembered as the man who pulled the switcheroo on the "After the Final Rose" special of The Bachelor.

And while he is a few months removed from his stint on reality TV, Jason still must fend off Bachelor backlash for breaking up with Melissa Rycroft.

On the aforementioned special, he was seen dumping Melissa (though it was over between them prior to that), for another chance with Molly Malaney.

"I think the time when people have been negative is when, like, a girl's boyfriend just broke up with her and they look at me like it's all my fault ..."

"I'm sorry if you feel that way, but it's not me! It happens every day and it wasn't me, I promise. I didn't put him up to it," the single dad protests.

Access Hollywood's Maria Menounos Maria caught up with Jason and Molly in Turks & Caicos, where the couple was enjoying a weekend mini-vacation to celebrate the grand opening of Beaches Turks & Caicos' New Italian Village.

The Bachelor's Jason Mesnick ended up with Molly Malaney, while Melissa Rycroft, left, and Jillian Harris, both of whom went on to further reality TV stardom.

After spending months being hounded by cameras for The Bachelor, have the two gotten used to life in the spotlight? Or are they happy to be free of it?

"I don't think you can ever get used to the cameras being on you," Molly Malaney, who still lives in Milwaukee but is mulling a move to Seattle, admitted.

"We really stepped away from everything. That's not why we did the show. That's not why we did any of this," the father of four-year-old Ty added.

As has become customary, once The Bachelor ends, one of the jilted lovers lands their own show - as is the case with new Bachelorette star Jillian Harris.

So does Jason have any advice for Jillian, who made it to his final three last season before he selected Melissa and Molly as his final two?

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Amy Winehouse was rushed to hospital for at least the fifth time in three hours months after another booze bender, reports the UK's Sun online.

The singer fell ill on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, where she has been on vacation - if you can call it that when you don't leave - almost all year.

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Worried pals called an ambulance to the troubled celebrity's luxury villa and the songbird was given treatment. She was discharged the same night.

Fans fear - and we can't begin to comprehend why - that the latest escapade means she won’t be in a fit state to perform at her UK comeback gig in less than two weeks. She is scheduled to play London's Shepherd’s Bush Empire May 31.

Wonder if she'll make it to that date. Not to perform, we're talking about merely staying alive. At least one person in her life is quite skeptical.

Wino's collapse comes on the heels of her disastrous performance at the St. Lucia Jazz Festival, where she shocked the crowd with an erratic effort (even for her).

"Amy’s gig might as well be cancelled now. She’s not going to make it. It’s not worth her while even if she does make it, it will be a shambles," a pal said.

"She is not ready for it and she proved it at the festival."

Despite having (supposedly) beaten her drug addiction, the Grammy-winning artist is now struggling to cope with alcohol abuse that's worsening by the day.

Last month, her crazy, drunk ass landed in hospital after fainting in her holiday villa. Her spokesman attributed that fainting spell to "dehydration."

Try mixing in the occasional water with those beers, girl.

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In a series of Twitter rants, John Mayer defended his dating of hot girls, then explained in detail why he is not a douche, but merely a "showbiz type."

Guy cares way too much about what people think for a guy who goes out of his way to act like he's laid back and doesn't care what people think.

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"I love how some dudes hate me for dating their fantasy girl, as if they were going to if I hadn't," the lame singer, who has dated Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Minka Kelly and Cameron Diaz, posted yesterday.

Mayer, who has recently been tied to aspiring actress Scheana Marie, explained the difference between "douches," "famewhores" and "showbiz types."

"'Showbiz types' are people who grew up talking to themselves alone in a room for hours until they found some sort of outlet," the douchebag opined.

"Once they found that outlet, everything fell into place," he says. "Except for the fact that they still never worked out why they still talk so much."

"So you see, though filled with deep emotional voids that can never be filled, Showbiz Types are an important part of our Nation's tapestry," he concluded.

"I'm a Showbiz Type. But I am not a douche!!"

We deeply disagree. How 'bout you? Tell us:

Is John Mayer a douchebag?

 

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Monday night's season premiere of The Bachelorette featured a lot of hot new guys and a familiar leading lady who stepped into the starring role with flying colors.

Jillian Harris' quest for love is going to be a fun ride.

Here's what Jillian herself had to say about meeting not just 25, but 30 men she must choose from, as excerpted from her blog on People.com ...

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"Being The Bachelorette has been such an incredible experience for me, and I am really looking forward to sharing some of the exciting little tidbits that don’t make it into the show each week right here in this blog.

First things first! I searched long and hard for the perfect gown. The one we settled on was vintage, and had been worn on the red carpet.

I felt incredible in it, but it did need a lot of work to help it fit me like it did.

The only sad part/ The driveway outside is sprayed down before shooting to give it a nice glimmer, so the bottom of my gown got wet while I was waiting for the men!

Speaking of waiting for the limos, that was the very first moment that I felt nervous. I had a strange sense of calm all day, right up until that first limo pulled up.

Bachelorette Dance-Off!

The break-dance-off with Michael and Greg was one of the most fun moments of the night for me. I know I am not the greatest dancer, so I loved that the guys were able to encourage me and poke some fun at the same time.

I was completely overwhelmed by the first 25 guys. I had such a hard time remembering names that I called Jesse Josh ... twice! But then to have 5 more super-hot guys enter the room now that was almost more than I could handle!

I was the most nervous at the rose ceremony, when I had to eliminate 10 great guys. It was the first indication I had that I wasn’t going to be cool as a cucumber all season. It was incredible, difficult and emotional all at the same time."

Follow the jump for some more thoughts, this time from Chris Harrison, venerable Bachelor and Bachelorette host-pimp for 18 seasons, on Monday's show ...

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Last week, Bristol Palin was just one of millions of students across these United States to graduate from high school and begin the rest of her life.

But her pretty face was nowhere to be seen on the overhead screen as images from her high-school senior slideshow – photos from the prom and a Class of 2009 portrait set against the Alaska snow – played during Wasilla High's commencement.

Did it make her sad to have missed out on the senior-year fun – and to spend graduation night quietly at home, giving 5-month-old son Tripp a bottle?

Bristol, the eldest daughter of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, answers somewhat impatiently, like any multitasking mom: "I have other things to worry about."

In just the past nine months, Bristol Palin has weathered her mom's bid for the Vice Presidency, a failed engagement to baby daddy Levi Johnston, and a pregnancy that made her both a mother at 18 and a poster child for teen sexuality.

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She is uncertain where she will go to college, but high school grad Bristol Palin says her future will definitely include advocating for teen pregnancy prevention.

"Girls need to imagine and picture their life with a screaming newborn baby and then think before they have sex," she says. "Think about the consequences."

"If girls realized the consequences of sex, nobody would be having sex," adds Bristol Palin, sitting at her parents' lakeside patio table. "Trust me. Nobody."

What is this, 1965? People realize the consequences of having sex ... she probably meant to throw "unprotected" in there, we're guessing. The irony here is that the new abstinence advocate makes a far better argument for sex education.

As for her breakup with Levi Johnston, 19, with whom she's still trying to resolve child support and visitation issues, she believes it was for the best.

"I'm thankful we didn't get married because if it wasn't going to work now, it wasn't going to work in five years," the 18-year-old solemnly says.

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Why is OK! Magazine doing a feature on Lauren Bosworth (Lo) from The Hills? We honestly have no idea. But we've got the interview, photos and video!

For nearly five years, Lo Bosworth and namesake BFF Lauren Conrad have been fixtures in households across the country - on Laguna Beach and The Hills.

But big changes loom: LC is leaving at the end of this season, and Kristin Cavallari, the girls’ former Laguna Beach co-star and nemesis, is joining the cast.

Lo Bosworth, 22, who just graduated from UCLA, spilled to the celebrity gossip mag on how she’ll spend her summer, and how she really feels about stuff.

Click to enlarge these Lo pics and proceed to the interview ...

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Q: Let’s get right to it. Lauren’s leaving.

A: It scares me. We really are best friends. We’ve done the show for so long that we know the ins and outs - we know when we’re funny.

Q: Is the show going to end once she leaves?

A: I don’t know the answer to that. We’re doing the next few episodes as part of season five, not a new season.

Q: But your boyfriend Christian is coming on board?

A: I have a different boyfriend now [laughs]! I keep that separate. My new boyfriend is very happy, but I don’t bring him into this.

Consider yourselves caught up, folks. Follow the jump for a video from behind the scenes of Lo Bosworth's sexy photo shoot for the new issue of OK! ...

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