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Over the past 25 years, Oprah Winfrey, who announced her farewell last week, changed the face of TV, touching the lives of tens of millions of Americans.

She also yelled a lot like a deranged lunatic.

If you've ever seen her show, you know that Oprah cannot merely say a celebrity's name as if it were a normal word. She must scream it, ridiculously.

It's as if O somehow knew The Hollywood Gossip would one day come to fruition and an intern would find and delight in posting a montage like this ...

One can only imagine if Oprah exclaims the name Stedman Graham this way after ... um, never mind. Let's just forget we ever went there and move on.

How about those Grady Sizemore pictures, eh?

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According to reports, Brittany Murphy was fired from an upcoming film that was shooting in Puerto Rico for being difficult on set and a detriment to production.

We're not sure which film, but Murphy's IMDB profile indicates that this film may have been The Caller, which also stars True Blood cast member Stephen Moyer.

It took about 15 seconds for Brittany to be replaced, too. Twilight and New Moon star Rachelle Lefevre reportedly hopped on a plane as soon as Murphy was out.

A source also says that Brittany was so pissed about getting booted from the film that she didn't want to leave Puerto Rico and had "plans to sabotage the film."

That would qualify her as a Grade A nut job.

Not a good weekend for Brittany Murphy. Or Simon Monjack.

The really interesting part of Brittany's movie set ouster was that the weird British con-artist she married in 2007, Simon Monjack, got into a fight with some locals.

Could there be a connection between the whole Puerto Rico incident and Monjack arriving at LAX airport "incoherent" and having to be hospitalized Saturday?

Murphy thought that Simon Monjack was having an asthma attack, but medical personnel boarding the plane evidently felt it might be even more serious.

Con-jack was released from the hospital last night and even picked up some burgers before heading home, but it makes you wonder ... burgers? Really Simon?!

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White House state dinner crasher Michaele Salahi is apparently old pro (or at least an old cheap hack who needs to be locked up) at whatever it is she does.

According to a source, the Real Housewives of D.C. fraud once tried to fake being a cheerleader for the NFL's Washington Redskins ... for reasons unknown.

Tareq and Michaele

A former cheerleader who worked with the poser at Nordstroms in McClean, Va., from 1989-1994, was shocked to see her at a 2005 Redskins Cheerleader Alumni reunion. The source says she had no idea Michaele Salahi was a cheerleader.

That's because she wasn't. Team officials have no record proving her claims of being on the squad. Yet she lied her way into the 2005 reunion anyway.

Not quite as serious as somehow posing as a socialite, getting past security and crashing a state dinner at the White House, but equally puzzling.

Michaele Salahi met the President of the United States last week. Pretty soon, we imagine she will be meeting with members of the United States Secret Service.

Michaele and her husband, fellow state dinner crasher Tareq Salahi, had a private box at FedEx Field, where the team plays, and invited some of the real cheerleaders back to the their seats to hang out after the halftime performance.

“It became apparent she was trying to fake her way into looking like a Redskins cheerleader, to position herself as a social gem in society," the source says.

“Micahele is a con artist on every level.”

One who might consider seeing a shrink. Wonder if Bravo will rename its new show The Mentally Unstable, Pathetic Frauds Who Pose as Rich Housewives of D.C.

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Welcome to another edition of The Hollywood Gossip Caption Contest, where readers try to send in the funniest caption(s) for the celebrity pic posted below!

It's quite simple. Look at the image. Click comments and send in your caption(s). Post as many as you like. Have fun. Tomorrow, we'll announce the winner.

That's it! Go to town, people! Today's Caption Contest features a bloodied Hulk Hogan in the ring. What could this crazy fella be thinking/saying? You tell us ...

Bloodied Hulk

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Rachel Uchitel, NYC nightclub manager, is accused of having an affair with Tiger Woods. Mistress of the golfer or not, it's not the first such allegation she's faced.

She has previously rumored to have romanced David Boreanaz, while her mom told pals Rachel dated both Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez of the N.Y. Yankees.

Sweet Rachel

To use one of our favorite Office Space quotes, she gets around - like a record! - when it comes to celebs. Or even David Boreanaz for that matter. Crazy chick.

In 2004, Uchitel married Wall Street trader Steven Ehrenkranz, but split after four months. She was also engaged to Andy O'Grady, who died in the 9/11 attacks.

Tragic as that event surely was for Rachel Uchitel, did it start a pattern that ultimately led her to an affair with Tiger Woods, among other married celebrities?

The National Enquirer dropped the bomb late last week that she first became Tiger Woods' mistress in June after meeting him at Manhattan's Griffin nightclub.

Rachel Uchitel denies her affair with Woods took place, stating: "I did not have an affair with Tiger Woods. I met him twice and have not heard from him since."

Tiger Woods' alleged mistress with her high-powered lawyer.

As for reports that their alleged affair prompted an attack by Elin Woods and Tiger's subsequent car crash Friday, Uchitel again denied any role in the incident.

"I don't understand why anyone would think this is anything to do with me," she said, though she is so "overwhelmed" that she hired attorney Gloria Allred.

Woods hasn't addressed the affair. In a statement on his website, he said he alone is responsible for the crash, but did not explain what happened prior to it.

Police are clearly suspicious about the crash, in which Tiger Woods hit a hydrant and his neighbor's tree after leaving his house at 2:25 a.m. Friday morning.

It has been theorized that Elin reacted to rumors of Tiger cheating on her and lost her $h!t, prompting his (failed) getaway from his Islesworth, Fla., estate.

What do you think? Is Rachel Uchitel Tiger Woods' mistress? Or did his wife simply go off on him based on a false rumor? Leave a comment with your view!

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The latest edition of The Hollywood Gossip's Comments Contest was designed to recognize readers who spark discussion with original comments on our site.

This week's winner: Stephanie1980. Congratulations on a job well done! A copy of Adam Lambert's debut CD, just released last week, is yours for free.

You'll be contacted shortly about the prize! From all of us at The Hollywood Gossip, thanks to everyone for playing and making us your #1 gossip source!

Adam Lambert Album Cover

The cover of Adam Lambert's debut album, For Your Entertainment.

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Just when you think Michael Lohan could not possibly stoop any lower in his unyielding quest for attention, the proverbial bar somehow falls even further.

Still, this maneuver is unbelievably low, even by the standards of a guy who records phone calls with his famous daughter and sells them to gossip sites: 

Michael Lohan threatened to commit suicide on Twitter!

Feeling sorry for himself and even more desperate than usual, M-Lo fired off the following Tweets (which have now been removed) Sunday night:

  • FIANCE JUST LEFT ME. MY WHOLE FAMILY HATES ME. I SPENT THANKSGIVING WITH MY MOM I JUST CANT DO ANY OF THIS ANY MORE
  • THE DEATH OF MY FATHER PUT ME IN A BLACK HOLE IDK WHAT TO DO
  • HEADING TO THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE
  • GOODBYE
  • @LINDSAYLOHAN LOVE YOU. B YE

So ... is Michael Lohan single again? Or alive, for that matter?

Whether Erin Muller really left Michael Lohan is unclear, but somehow we doubt he jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge. Those railings are pretty high.

Not to mention the fact that while plunging to his death in New York Harbor would make for unbelievable PR, there's no way he could cash in on it.

Having a last-minute "change of heart" and selling interviews about how he almost ended it all, though? He can probably make money that way.

He may not have met his demise this Thanksgiving weekend, but there's no doubt where Mike's final destination is whenever he does bite the dust.

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Those one-strap tops girls wear to clubs are one thing. One-strap (and one-sleeve) dresses passed off as high fashion on the red carpet? That's another faux pas.

These dresses, and the celebrities wearing them, look so lopsided and silly, it's like even they can't believe their stylists picked these frocks out for the evening.

Paris Hilton seems poutier than ever. Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl seems more awkward than she does on the show she hates being on. As for Kim Kardashian?

Well, this is what Kim Kardashian does. She can struggle through anything to have her photo taken. Even wearing one shoulder pad above her one sleeve.

Whether these half-dresses are all the rage because of recession-caused fabric shortages, we can't say. But who wore this "fashion" trend best? Vote below!

One-Strapped Madness

Who looked the best in their one-sleeve dress?

 

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Promoting her upcoming album, Rihanna belted out her latest single, “Russian Roulette,” on the UK reality competition X Factor on Sunday night.

On the show, the 21-year-old singer also announced that she’ll be going on tour in Spring 2010 and that tickets will go on sale in a few weeks.

Perhaps when she does, the past year's worth of drama between Rihanna and Chris Brown will finally die out, or at least fade away somewhat.

The former lovers are hard at work promoting new albums, but Chris' assault on RiRi in February continues to dominate news - and interviews.

In December, Brown will finally come clean about Rihanna on 20/20, which just had Rihanna on. Anyway, here's Rihanna singing on X-Factor ...

What do you think of Rihanna's new song?

 

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The Florida Highway Patrol is trying to secure a search warrant for medical records of Tiger Woods to determine if the wounds the golf great sustained early Friday morning are consistent with a car accident or domestic violence.

Authorities believe they can show probable cause a crime was committed, a necessary step in obtaining a warrant to search the hospital that treated him.

That probable cause is fueled by contradictory stories from Elin Nordegren Woods, Tiger's wife, who told the FHP she went looking for Tiger in a golf cart.

She said when she found him, she broke his window with a club to rescue him.

But right after the accident, she told Windemere, Fla., police nothing about a cart. None of the pics of the Tiger Woods car accident show a cart nearby.

Moreover, the idea that she had to smash windows in to free Tiger, who crashed his car at such a speed that his airbags didn't even go off, is dubious.

The police are also trying to sort out whether Tiger was in fact taking prescription medication for pain at the time, which could be evidence of DUI.

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, but it doesn't have to be.

The Highway Patrol is pursuing the warrant after getting shut down three times in an attempt to interview Tiger and Elin and view Tiger's wounds.

According to sources, Tiger told a friend his wife attacked him over allegations of cheating (his alleged mistress is serial adulterer Rachel Uchitel).

Tiger supposedly said Elin chased him out of the house, striking his car with a golf club, distracting him and causing him to careen into a tree (below).

Woods released a statement last night in which he claimed full, sole responsibility for the crash, but did not elaborate on the events leading up to it.

Meanwhile, he has stymied investigators' attempts to interview him. If the FHP thinks Elin attacked Tiger, she may be arrested for domestic violence.

Tiger Car Crash
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