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Renee Zellweger is ready to meet the parents. Bradley Cooper style.

Okay, so that made no sense. But the point is, she is headed to Philadelphia for the holidays to break bread with her hunky beau's mother and father.

"Things have been heading in this direction for them for a while," the New York Daily News reports today. "But this definitely solidifies how serious they are."

While Renee has plenty of experience wowing crowds, she's anxious about the meeting. "She says she's nervous, but she's excited, really hoping it goes well."

Renee and Bradley were most recently spotted together on Saturday at LAX, where the two arrived from Vancouver. Bradley is filming The A-Team in the city.

While the couple traveled on the same flight, they separated as soon as they landed. "They're really trying to keep this under the radar," the source says.

Renee Zellweger is totally seeing Bradley Cooper nude.

There's a reason Renee and Bradley want to avoid the spotlight - there is a looming doubt that the duo will make it, as both are notoriously unlucky in love.

The Bridget Jones star has a failed marriage to Kenny Chesney, while Cooper has been linked to Jennifer Aniston and was also married to Jennifer Esposito.

THG NOTE: That Jen just got engaged to Mark Philippoussis of all people.

Still, sources say this could be it for the hot Hollywood duo. "It's quite serious," says the insider. "Renee and Bradley are crazy about each other."

But will the parents of Renee's new man feel the same about her? Hopefully she knows The Hangover quotes backwards and forwards. Good small talk.

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Welcome to another edition of The Hollywood Gossip Caption Contest, where readers try to write the funniest caption for the celebrity photo posted below!

The rules are simple. Look at the image. Click comments and send in your caption(s). As many as you like. Have fun. Tomorrow, we'll announce a winner.

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It's that easy. This week's subjects? Audrina Patridge and Lo Bosworth filming The Hills. Give it your best shot(s) for picture of the SoCal cuties below ...

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In a new piece for Vanity Fair, Nell Scovell, a contributor to that magazine and former writer for David Letterman, makes damaging claims about the embattled host.

No, for once, there's no allegations of an affair. But she does say NBC's Late Night was a "hostile, sexually charged atmosphere" where "sexual politics" ruled the day.

Moreover, that played a role in why she eventually quit.

Nell Scovell spent five months working for Dave back in 1990. During that time, Dave and other high-level male employees were sleeping with female staff members.

One of those women was Holly Hester, although Scovell does not name anyone. Years later, Dave's affair with Stephanie Birkitt led to an extortion plot against him.

Scovell has no knowledge of the Stephanie Birkitt affair, but at NBC, she says Dave's favorite girls "benefitted professionally from their personal relationships."

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Nell Scovell did not have an affair with David Letterman, nor was she harrassed by him. But she says he fostered an unprofessional work environment just the same.

She says he created an "atmosphere that is demeaning to women." "Did that make me feel demeaned? Completely. Did I say anything at the time? Sadly, no."

In 27 years, she notes that Late Night and Late Show have hired only seven female writers, and those women spent a total of just 17 years on staff combined.

On her last day, Letterman summoned her to his office and asked why she was quitting the show. With Dave’s rumored mistress within earshot, Scovell balked.

She is not seeking legal action of any kind but is speaking out for three reasons:

  1. People with no knowledge of the situation are weighing in.
  2. David Letterman himself opened this to a public discussion.
  3. Because of what she feels is a greater issue: That almost 20 years later, the situation for female writers in late-night-TV hasn’t improved.

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Joe Francis, who never met a lawsuit he didn't like (well, aside from the dozens he's named as the defendant in), is going after Brody Jenner's Playmate girlfriend.

The reasoning? He says Jayde Nicole threatened to kill him during a bar fight back in August, and now the Girls Gone Wild slime bag founder "feared for his life."

According to the lawsuit, Francis claims he was innocently walking through a crowd of people at "Guys and Dolls" nightclub in Hollywood on the night in question.

Innocently, that is, until a lurking Jayde Nicole emerged from the shadows, violently struck him in the head, threw a drink on him and said, "I'm going to kill you!"

Somehow we're guessing there was more to it than that.

Francis claims he was "startled and shocked" at the nightclub melee that broke out (and left Jenner tasered) but then he saw Jayde reaching for a bottle.

Joe Francis is suing Jayde Nicole and claiming no wrongdoing on his part.

While their accounts greatly differ, one thing that seems fairly certain here is that Jayde was pissed at Joe hitting on her BFF (and his ex-GF) Abbey Wilson.

In the documents filed in court this week, Francis claims "in fear and apprehension of being struck a third time and that Nicole was going to carry out her threat to kill him," Joe grabbed Nicole's hair (which she alleges) in "self-defense."

Joe claims Nicole fell to the ground, but only because she "lost her balance on her high heels." Not because he pummeled her senseless, as she claims.

Later, Francis claims Jenner attacked him "in a jealous rage."

Francis is now suing both Brody and Jayde for battery, assault, negligence, slander, libel and false light, because after the bar incident, Francis claims the two lied when they recounted the incident to a camera guy from a celebrity gossip site.

Whose side are you on?


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Earlier, we told you about how Lindsay Lohan sat down with the Sunday Times and lamented how she is a target and walks around with a bulls-eye on her back.

Well, these things are wont to happen when one forgets to put on pants.

Or in the case of her Sunday Times photo shoot, a top. Hey, at least she remembered to get herself half-dressed. Take what you can get, right? Baby steps.

Here's Lindsay, braless, in the aptly titled "Car Crash Couture" piece ...

A glimpse inside the life of Lindsay Lohan. It's like a little shop of horrors.

We have to say, for a walking train wreck who just got dumped by her label and is taking on fashion gigs for free, she actually looks pretty decent here.

Well, relatively speaking. And photo editing software can work wonders. But still, at the end of the day, the result is pretty positive with the bar set so low.

If you're looking for Lindsay Lohan nude, you're going to have to look elsewhere. Like club Avenue in NYC 2-3 nights a week. Just give it time. Patience.

Here are some more shots from the Sunday Times ...

Isn't "getting dressed with Lindsay Lohan" a contradiction in terms?

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Don't ask us how someone like Kate Gosselin has fans. Hey, everyone, this really mean, grating woman has eight kids! Everyone gather 'round the tube!

Whatever the reason, though, people are apparently interested in what she has to say. That or TLC's interns are just making up "fan" questions for her.

The 34-year-old future divorcée took part in a very special Q&A session on Monday's episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8 (soon to be renamed Kate Plus 8).

In response to the question, "Do you ever see yourself married again?" Kate Gosselin said "Seriously? You think now is a good time to answe that?"

Okay then.

"I struggle because I really don't want to be married again. Can you blame me? But I don't want to be alone. We shall see. Maybe when I'm 73 1/2."

Here's a question: Is that a dead porcupine on your head?

Other highlights from the "You Ask, Kate Answers" special:

  • Little kids hit each other a lot.
  • Kate wants to be in a movie someday.
  • She would like to move out of Pennsylvania.
  • She likes Patrick Dempsey and Tiger Woods.
  • Little boys Collin, Aaden and Joel are still talking about their recent trip to Wyoming and "they still want to be cowboys when they grow up."
  • "A healthy amount of money is put away for the kids, and it is safe," Kate promised fans. "It will not be touched other than for education."
  • "If you take care of yourself and try to look nice, it's reflective of how you feel about yourself," Gosselin says of her evolving fashion sense.

Follow the jump for a clip of Kate on last night's episode ...

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Balloon Boy's dad is about to get popped by the D.A.

Larimer County, Colo., investigators have presented their case to the District Attorney, meaning charges are imminent against masterminds (a misnomer if here there were one, as they are masterful at nothing) Mayumi and Richard Heene.

The District Attorney "will be making a charging decision as soon as we have had an opportunity to complete a careful review and analysis of this case."

Six-year-old Falcon Heene raised suspicions on CNN October 15 with his "for a show" comment, sparking debate over whether his parents really believed he crawled into a homemade balloon and drifted away. But that was just the beginning.

A search warrant released Friday revealed that Mayumi Heene confessed all.

Meanwhile, the Heenes and their three children are holed up in their Colorado home, where the front porch is dotted with flowers and messages of support.

What kind of idiots want to "support" these buffoons with anything but a kick in the pants, we have no idea, but it's nice that they have kind neighbors.

For the most part, the Heene family has kept a low profile since their ridiculous Balloon Boy hoax played out on national TV and was subsequently exposed.

After taking the family truck out for a short time, Richard Heene returned with his kids and hustled them inside the garage, said he was not talking to the press, and quickly shut the garage door," an eyewitness tells E! News.

"This happened in a span of 15 seconds."

Authorities say they won't be bringing any charges against the three minor Heenes, including Falcon Heene, the one whose disappearance was dramatically staged.

Richard and Mayumi aren't so lucky. They may face counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, attempting to influence a public servant and conspiracy.

We suppose being a liar and bad parent, and representing all that is soulless and wrong with America isn't a formal charge, but we'll settle for the above felonies.

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As love triangles on The Hills go, at least this one is semi-believable.

Brody Jenner and Kristin Cavallari were an item three years ago. He and Jayde Nicole are together now. So Jayde being jealous of Kristin makes some sense.

It's better than expecting us to believe Justin-Bobby would miraculously date someone. Yes, Audrina did. But the Justin-Kristin "romance" was a complete sham.

Anyway. In a new clip from MTV's long-running "reality" hit, Brody Jenner tells Jayde he's not sure if he still has feelings for Kristin, now the star of the show.

Jayde then issues her man an ultimatum: It's me or her.

Brody Jenner with his girlfriends, then and now. Team Kristin or Team Jayde?

"I don't want to hook up with Kristin, but do I know if I have feelings for her? Not really," Jenner said when asked to clarify his feelings for his ex-girlfriend.

Needless to say, that explanation isn't going to play well with Jayde Nicole. Some haters have labeled her a jealous girl. At the very least, she's passionate.

"Why are we even sitting here talking if you don't know if you have feelings for another girl?" Jayde responds. "You figure out what you want to do ... If you want to be back together and you want to apologize, you can call me."

Follow the jump for a clip from tonight's episode of The Hills ...

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Yesterday we discussed how Joe Jonas exercises the right to bare arms. Well, Levi Johnston is about to one-up him and exert his right to bare all.

The hockey-playing dad to Sarah Palin's grandson is ready for his Playgirl close-up. And while a date has yet to be set for his nude photo shoot, his manager Tank Jones told Us Weekly "it will be early November" in New York.

And Playgirl readers shouldn't expect many artfully placed pillows in the photos. Not that they ever would. Ha. What is this, Heidi Montag nude? Yeesh.

Jones confirms that full-frontal shots are planned for the shoot, and that the ex-beau of Bristol Palin isn't nervous about exposing himself in the least.

"He's ready to shock the world. The hell with 15 minutes," Jones said. "In fact, when I picked him up, he came out the house naked. I said 'not now!'"

Levi Johnston then got on the phone: "I just get naked. That's what I do."

A photo of Levi Johnston clothed. This may be one of the last times you see that. It looks like he's going all Jon Gosselin on us too with that t-shirt and the shades.

While the theme of the Playgirl spread is TBA, Jones said "We're going to play it by ear. I'm going to make sure it's something he's comfortable with. This is art."

Oh, there's little doubt about that.

November will be a big month. Sarah Palin is appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show November 16 to promote her memoir Going Rogue: An American Life.

It's only appropriate that it coincides with Levi's spread, which could be called Going Nude: An American Baby Daddy Shamelessly Attempting to Cash In.

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A day after giving the thumbs up to her filthy, revolting sex tape, Shauna Sand finds herself under attack. Only not from any copyright lawyers this time.

The woman looking to tear her apart is none other than her ex-stepdaughter.

Shayne Lamas, Lorenzo Lamas' daughter from a previous marriage, is not pleased that about the Shauna Sand sex tape, or the stunt pulled around it.

You could argue that Shayne is pissed because Shauna's tape is taking publicity away from the new show Leave it to Lamas, but it's probably helping.

Shauna and Lorenzo have three young children from their marriage, which lasted between 1996-2002. No doubt this sets a great example for them.

Shauna Sand Side Boob

Shayne Lamas is calling out Shauna Sand. Someone had to.

To that end, Shayne Lamas told TMZ the following:

"It's no shock that Shauna basically gave her seal of approval on the tape. She will probably try to get producing and directing credit as well."

"I hear it's pretty hardcore and she does all her own stunts too!"

"There has never really been much of a difference between Shauna and a blowup doll... Cheap, mostly plastic and a head full of air. She is pure trash."

Well said, Shayne. Boy, the truth stings there. Even more so than some of the diseases Shauna likely gave her co-star in the "leaked" tape. Ick.

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