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Contrary to reports, Omer Bhatti says he's not Michael Jackson's love child.

But is the 25-year-old connected to the late superstar in a different way?

Michael J. Walks

In recent weeks, Omer Bhatti has been said to be Michael Jackson's "secret son," a product of a one-night stand Michael had with his Norwegian mom, Pia.

Omer says it's not true, but rather Michael was just a father figure to him while his family lived at Neverland Ranch when he was a young boy (weird, yes).

We thought that was the end of it.

But today, Star Magazine claims the biological mother of Michael's third child, Prince Michael Jackson II (a.k.a. Blanket) is ... none other than Pia Bhatti.

Is Omer Bhatti's mom Pia also Blanket Jackson's mom?

Blanket was born to an unknown surrogate in 2002. His birth mother has never been ID'd. Debbie Rowe is (supposedly) the mother of Jackson's other kids.

As for Pia Bhatti, the one-time dental hygienist lives with her husband in a middle-class suburb of Oslo, Norway, and refuses all requests for interviews.

"Pia was sworn to secrecy about Blanket," says a source. "Michael liked the mystique. He never wanted anyone to know the truth about any of his children."

The report claims that Omer Bhatti, who dazzled MJ with his moonwalk in 1996, became so close to the pop star that Jackson wanted Pia to carry Blanket.

Of Pia being Blanket’s mom, the source continues: "But you only had to see her with Blanket. She treated him as her own for one very good reason - he is."

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It is deservedly called the worldwide leader in sports, but perhaps the #1 criticism of ESPN over the years has been its unabashed and frequent self-promotion.

Now, a pair of stories over the past week and ESPN's involvement in each have made the network the story - deservedly or not - and left it under fire.

Erin and Maks in Bed

First, a hotel peephole video surfaced of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, who was filmed in the nude without her consent. Andrews' representatives and ESPN acknowledged the grainy video was her and that they would seek civil and criminal action.

Erin Andrews was the victim of an abhorrent act, one no fault of ESPN's.

However, the network's reaction - particularly its banning of the New York Post after the paper printed Erin Andrews nude pics - was questionable, some feel.

The Post's gossip page ran an item Thursday blaming ESPN for its letter to the website hosting the hotel peephole video that ultimately outed Erin Andrews.

One columnist even wrote, "The fact is one person committed the crime, but all of us, including ESPN, contributed to this revealing peep at our culture."

First, there was the Erin Andrews tape. Then the Ben Roethlisberger case.

When a Nevada woman named Andrea McNulty filed a civil suit accusing the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback of sexually assaulting her in the hotel where she worked last summer, ESPN did not report it on TV or on its website.

Its reasoning: "A policy of not running stories based on civil suits without a criminal investigation or without conducting its own reporting."

ESPN claimed to be taking the high road by not reporting the lawsuit, but as it pertained to Ben Roethlisberger, many wondered if ESPN was refusing to only to stay in good standing with one of the country's most high-profile athletes.

Finally, three days after the story broke, ESPN reported it, saying it was just waiting for either Roethlisberger or law enforcement to make a statement.

Any news organization has the right to set standards by which it will report a story, of course. But the New York Times reported it, and given that it involved a sports figure, it's a little odd that the "Worldwide Leader in Sports" did not.

If nothing else, ESPN's impartiality and role in creating more news than it reports is a subject being hotly debated in journalism circles.

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Nick Lachey didn't waste any time moving on from ex Vanessa Minnillo, or putting to rest rumors that he will be getting back together with Jessica Simpson.

He will not be.

The legendary boy bander seems to be returning to his blonde preference, at least. Nick was seen at Stanley's in Sherman Oaks, Calif., over the weekend with a mystery blonde, who he ended up leaving with after lots of flirtatious chatting.

Who can resist Nick Lachey? Not many ladies. His last single phase, ended by Vanessa, proved that without a doubt. Here's them heading out of the bar ...

  • Nick Lachey and New Girl
  • Nick's Mystery Girl

If anyone can ID Nick Lachey's new mystery girl, we'd be appreciative. We just hope Jessica Simpson isn't reading The Hollywood Gossip right now. [Photos: Fame]

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According to a report, Paris Hilton is now "dating" (i.e. boning) British comedian David Walliams, having been on a “string of dates” with him in England.

"They have been friends for a while and met up a lot secretly when Paris was filming her TV show in London," reports the reputable News of the World.

Of Walliams and the non-dumb slut, "They’ve been speaking on the phone a lot and have so much in common. There’s real chemistry between them."

By chemistry, they mean David Walliams enjoys getting laid. We see these two lasting a long time by her standards. Maybe even a full couple of weeks.

Not France

David Walliams has entered the Hilton. [Photos: Fame Pictures]

This fella has actually been an unlikely, but successful ladies man over the past few years, dating pop star Natalie Imbruglia and glamor model Lauren Budd.

Paris’ turbulent love life history? Well, we know how that goes. With their similar track records, perhaps these two are really made for each other after all.

At least for the next 48 hours or so.

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Some have said that Kelly Clarkson is letting herself go.

That may or may not be, but she's "Already Gone" in her new song - an introspective, whimsical video showing her looking better than she has in ages.

As Kelly croons, pearl necklaces float, champagne glasses overturn, and instruments play themselvesduring the third video from her newest album.

So You Think You Can Dance fans will also recognize the track as the show's teary "farewell" song, played over montages of dispatched contestants.

On a day marked by Alexis Cohen's death, let's take a few minutes to celebrate the original American Idol on a happier, musically enchanting note ...

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It is now common knowledge that Morgan Freeman, and his wife Myrna, have split after 25 years of marriage. It is also well known that Morgan and Myrna had raised his step-granddaughter (from his first marriage) E'Dena Hines.

Well, recent reports that Freeman, 72, had a decade-long affair with E'Dena Hines, 27, have surfaced amid Freeman's divorce reports - and moreover, the actor is said to be planning to marry her. Woody Allen can relate, but few others can.

Morgan Freeman Wins!

The National Enquirer said he and E'Dena Hines "are planning to wed after Morgan's contentious divorce battle is over," that "Morgan has let E'Dena believe he wants to marry her," and "becoming Mrs. Morgan Freeman has been E'Dena's goal."

E'Dena Hines will not become Mrs. Morgan Freeman.

Morgan Freeman's camp had kept quiet, assumingly finding the story so absurd it saw no reason to comment. At first, it was hard to argue with that logic.

But, so many people jumped on the story and began printing it as fact - or at least reporting it so many times that some people inevitably assumed it was.

Finally, Freeman's publicist set the record straight, stating in regards to the story: “It's complete garbage. The allegations are 100 percent made up."

Well, that clears that up. And it's probably for the best.

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Jon Gosselin sure keeps himself in the news - and people guessing.

Whether he's hanging out with Michael Lohan (great PR strategy) or dating two chicks at the same time, the guy keeps surprising the celebrity news world.

Yesterday, Jon said that he and Hailey Glassman are taking a break, despite their recent romantic trip to St. Tropez and mutual gushing about one another.

The latest revelation: Jon Gosselin and Kate Major are dating.

In an exclusive statement to E! News, Jon says he's in a relationship with Kate Major, the former Star Magazine reporter, but that relationship is "private."

Sure it is, Jon. Keep telling yourself that as you hang at NYC hot spots and issue cryptic, attention-grabbing comments to People magazine 2-3 times a day.

"I care about Kate Major, she resigned from her job for me. Right now, my focus is on my relationship with my kids. My personal life is private," he said.

Jon Gosselin and Kate Major

Jon Gosselin can say he's focused on his kids all he wants. That doesn't change that every time we see him, he's squiring Hailey Glassman, Kate Major, or both.

Kate Major declined to comment on her relationship with Gosselin, which he supposedly denied last week while calling her a liar and saying he was "tricked."

We honestly cannot keep track anymore.

Over the weekend, Kate Major commented that while she understands the scrutiny that comes along with dating the reality TV dad, but "I want people to know I am a nice and genuine person and anyone who knows me knows that."

The same certainly cannot be said of Jon, who apparently two-timed the girl he cheated on his wife (who he is not even divorced from yet) with. Player.

So much for his heart being with Hailey. Though it's hilariously ironic that she went from the mistress to the scorned girlfriend in a matter of like 72 hours.

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Tonight, America finds out if The Bachelorette, Jillian Harris, chooses Ed Swiderski or Kiptyn Locke (or Reid Rosenthal) on the reality show's season finale.

In anticipation of this landmark event, Jillian answered questions from People. No big Bachelorette spoilers here, but it's interesting to hear her thoughts.

In particular, the ambiguity of some responses continues to make us wonder if Jillian is engaged to any of the three, or if she's gone Brad Womack on us ...

Q: Why isn’t Reid Rosenthal in the final two?

A: I needed more time. I had to make a choice and no matter whom I let go, I would have been broken hearted. I had great chemistry with Reid and was falling for him, however he never indicated that I could be the one. He was too uncertain.

Q: What are the pros and cons of Kiptyn Locke?

A: Look at him. He has a nine-pack. He volunteers. He’s smart. He’s eloquent. He has a huge heart. He lives in San Diego. He’s athletic. Did I say he’s good-looking already? He likes adventure. I can see myself in his life easily.

A con might be that I was always worried that he’d be too passive in the relationship. I also had to push him more to get him to tell me how he was feeling.

Kiptyn was slower to say he was crazy about me. I don’t need anybody to say, “I will propose to you,” or “I will marry you.” That can come later down the road. But I need them to say, “I don’t want to lose you. I need you in my life.”

Q: And Ed Swiderski?

A: There was a lot of passion and emotional chemistry at the start. We've already been through ups and downs and survived. As you saw in his drunk bloopers, he’s really funny. I love kissing him. I love that he’s passionate about his career.

But there are a lot of concerns.

He made a rash decision to quit the show for his job. He says it was a mistake but what if coming back was a rash decision too? After the fantasy date, I questioned if he was attracted to me physically or if it was just nerves.

After he came back, it was more stressful and serious and we weren’t having the same amount of fun anymore ... I want someone to be my best friend. I see the potential in both guys. I can see them in my life but in different ways.

Q: Did you find a happy ending?

A: I can’t say whether I found love or not, but I’m in such a good place now. My friends and family comment that I’m on fire - that I have a new glow.

Q: Any regrets about being The Bachelorette?

A: No. I got a happy ending I wouldn’t have without signing up. I made mistakes along the way. There were people I should have let go sooner or kept longer. I shouldn’t have kissed so many guys. Actually, I don’t regret the kissing. It was fun.

Who will win The Bachelorette?

 

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Former Laguna Beach, The Hills and Lauren Conrad love life star Jason Wahler was fired from the film he was set to star in, according to Radar Online.

The reason? The catch-all “personal problems,” natch.

Jason Wahler and Katja Decker-Sadowski Photo

"Jason Wahler was let go from the project because of his behavior," a well placed source close to the film said of the troubled wannabe actor, 22.

The movie, Five Good Years, is to be filmed in Detroit.

According to sources, Jason Wahler wowed executives at FourTwoFive Films and they hired him without even auditioning. That all changed in days, however.

Director Bruce Reisman says "FourTwoFive Films did not proceed in formalizing our offer with his management as a result of "any drug or alcohol problem."

Jason Wahler news rarely has a happy ending. [Photo: Fame Pictures]

While quick to note that Jason Walher was not witnessed being inebriated or high in the process, Reisman says he and staff "experienced first-hand behavior from Jason that was not conducive with FourTwoFive Films' expectations."

On The Hills, Jason's behavior was ultimately too much for Lauren Conrad.

Following his departure from the show, it was too much for various laws.

He was arrested four times (in four different states!) for various charges including underage drinking and assault. He spent time in jail and rehab.

Jason appeared to be cleaned up when he got engaged in 2007, but he and USC student Katja Decker-Sadowski broke that off this past February.

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The strange circumstances surrounding the death of Michael Jackson have law enforcement personnel working overtime to figure out exactly what happened.

It seems that the longer the investigation into just how the superstar passed away continues, the more disturbing and perplexing some of the details become.

Michael Jackson Trial Pic

One of the theories investigators are exploring, according to TMZ, is that the singer's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray administered Propofol to him.

After giving Jackson the hospital-grade anesthesia, the mere possession of which is probably enough for him to face criminal charges, Murray left the room.

When he returned, he discovered Michael Jackson's dead body.

We emphasize that this is only a theory. However, it would explain the timeline gap between when Murray says he found MJ and when a 911 call was made.

The iconic Michael Jackson (1958-2009).

Sources say when paramedics arrived Michael Jackson was already dead - even though Murray would not let them pronounce him as such on the scene - and found with an IV in his arm, an IV stand nearby along with an empty IV bag and oxygen tank.

The paramedics on the scene say Dr. Conrad Murray's conduct was "strange" - he was "hard to deal with" and was "getting in the way" of emergency responders.

The paramedics wanted to pronounce Michael Jackson dead at the house but Dr. Murray, who has higher authority, insisted they transport the singer to a hospital.

At the UCLA Medical Center, doctors gave up on resuscitation efforts because Jackson was clearly dead, but Dr. Murray - now the target of a manslaughter investigation - continued CPR, which some of the doctors found odd, to say the least.

As always, more details as the story develops ...