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Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo is pregnant. It's a wonderful thing.

Not as wonderful as that baby news? The fact that her husband, Chris Ivery, has allegedly been engaging in baby talk of his own ... with his teenage lover!

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In April, Ellen Pompeo confirmed that she and Chris Ivery are expecting their first child, a daughter, later this year. But by late May, Chris had begun a torrid affair with a restaurant hostess, Rachel Artz, in his native city of Boston.

"Yes, I had sexual relations with Chris Ivery," Rachel Artz herself acknowledged, assuming she's a real person, when she spoke with Star Magazine.

"We were intimate several times."

Is Ellen Pompeo's husband, Chris Ivery, sleeping with Rachel Artz?

A rep for the Grey's Anatomy star denied the affair, but additional sources say that over the course of three months, Chris hit it with Rachel several times.

The venues? Hotels in Boston and Miami, and a private residence in Martha's Vineyard, all while Ellen was home and filming her hit series in Los Angeles.

"Chris promised Rachel he'd make her a star. That's his lure," an insider said. "Chris often took calls from Ellen in front of Rachel and talked about their baby-to-be. He didn't seem to like Ellen much when he talked about her."

"He made her seem like a diva."

A diva who pays all his bills. The Hollywood Gossip sources know Chris Ivery is a d!ck, but we never expected something like this. Obnoxiously asking for Red Sox tickets, sure. Nailing some teenager? That's another ball game.

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In the new issue of Maxim, Audrina Patridge takes her top off, seductively eats some fruit and talks about the wackiest things she's heard about herself.

"That I have chin implants, I've gotten cheek implants, a nose job ... God, everything," The Hills hottie said, denying all of those plastic surgery rumors.

She never specifically denies getting fake boobs, of course.

Audrina also discusses the constant speculation as to her love life: "I took my brother out one night, and he was my boyfriend the next day."

No way that actually happened, but we see the point.

Patridge, who is dating Corey Bohan again, says she barely talks to former co-star Lauren Conrad: "We text every now and then, but that's about it."

Audrina Patridge, topless, washes clothes she apparently doesn't intend to wear at any point. Man, someone wasted a lot of money on that new front-loading washer.

As for pal Heidi Montag? "Heidi ... um, keeps asking me to go to Bible study with her," she says. Somewhere, God is shaking His head at that one.

Audrina is so over The Hills, which she's leaving after this season.

"You know, it's just something that I felt inside," she says. "I'm an adult now, and I don't need all the petty drama and drinking and fighting."

"I've been there, done that, and I'm ready to move on."

Move on to skanky photo shoots for men's magazines, that is. What is it with girls eating fruit in bed? Is that supposed to be a turn-on? How is that an appealing combination? Click to enlarge the Audrina Patridge pictures from Maxim ...

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Whitney Port and boyfriend Freddie Fackelmayer have called it quits.

In related news, Whitney Port was apparently dating some dude named Freddie Fackelmayer. Judging from the picture below, that's unfortunate for her.

Liz Gateley, executive producer of Whitney's reality show The City, broke the news Tuesday at the Seventeen magazine celebration of Port's October cover.

The two had been dating since June, and viewers will still get to see their relationship play out through the upcoming season of The City. That goodness.

Gateley notes that reality-show couples such as Jon and Kate Gosselin don't seem to have much staying power, and this was a big reason for the breakup.

That or the network mandated suggested she fictitiously date some d-bag named Freddie Fackelmayer and she called it off the second she was done filming.

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This is Frankie Fackelmayer. He dated Whitney Port, evidently. No word if his obvious love of fake tanning led to their breakup. Orange is a really normal skin tone.

"It's hard to have a relationship on camera because you have so many opinions coming in and out," Whitney Port said. "It takes away some of the mystery."

"But," the gorgeous 24-year-old City girl adds, "I don't necessarily think that it's a curse. I think there are some relationships that had to have lasted."

Totally. The Bachelor has produced so many ... hmm, never mind.

Whit previously dated Jay Lyon, who is said to have left the show after he couldn't handle girls writing negative things about him on celebrity gossip blogs.

Yes, we're serious.

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is rejecting a strange settlement offer by Andrea McNulty, the former Nevada casino worker who claims the two-time Super Bowl winner sexually assaulted her last year.

Big Ben's attorney, David Cornwell, says the woman’s offer is "bizarre" and will in no way be accepted by the football star, who denies wrongdoing.

McNulty wants Roethlisberger to admit to the allegations, apologize for what he did and donate $100,000 to the Committee to Aid Abused Women, a Reno non-profit organization that offers support to domestic violence victims.

In exchange, she'll drop her sexual assault lawsuit.

Surprisingly, Ben isn't jumping at this opportunity.

In a statement Wednesday, Cornwell called the proposal by Andrea McNulty "insulting" to women who legitimately suffered sexual misconduct.

McNulty sued Roethlisberger in July, accusing him of assaulting her in 2008 in a hotel in Nevada, where he was in town to take part in a celebrity tournament.

Roethlisberger has denied the allegations, claiming they had consensual sex and that's it. According to a co-worker, McNulty even bragged about the encounter.

Other accounts suggest McNulty may be unstable, and reeling from a scam in which she was duped by the death of a fake online boyfriend. Yes, we're serious.

Why she would make such a settlement offer - basically telling him everything's okay if he just says he did it, which he admantly denies - is anyone's guess.

Perhaps because she has no chance of winning and is looking to save face any way she can? Look for this lawsuit to be thrown out altogether before too long.

Do you believe Andrea McNulty?

 

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Speaking to a group of Philadelphia high school students, Michael Vick warned against the danger of peer pressure and offered himself as a cautionary tale.

The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, who served two years in federal prison for running a dogfighting ring, addressed a rapt audience of 200 freshmen on their first day at Nueva Esperanza Academy, a North Philadelphia charter school.

In the latest stop on his apology tour, he urged the students to make the right choices and to be a leader, not a follower, resisting temptation along the way.

“I didn’t choose to go the right way, which led to 18 months in prison, which was the toughest time of my life,” the disgraced NFL superstar said Tuesday.

“Being away from my family, being away from my kids, being away from the game of football, doing something so foolish, I wish I could take it all back.

“I should have been a leader, not a follower.”

The 10-minute talk marked Mike Vick’s first anti-dogfighting public appearance in Philadelphia since he signed a one-year, $1.6 million deal with the Eagles.

At the time, he expressed a desire “to be part of the solution and not the problem” by speaking to children around the country about dogfighting.

Speaking without notes, Michael Vick told the hushed assembly Tuesday that his many poor decisions imperiled the life goals he had set for himself:

“My future was promising ... at some point, I got sidetracked. I started listening to my friends and doing things that were not ethical and not right.”

Vick visited the school with Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States. Pacelle has said he met with Vick in prison at the quarterback’s request and that Vick sought to work with the group after his release.

Hopefully, more appearances like this will help Vick's message ring true to today's youths and, over time, inspire more good than the harm he wrought.

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Kate Gosselin is reportedly enraged with estranged husband Jon and his accusation that she may have been having an affair with bodyguard Steve Neild.

“She is beyond angry,” said a source who knows Kate well. “Kate knows Jon is just trying to vent his anger at her but she feels he’s gone way too far.”

In an interview with ABC's Good Morning America and Primetime, Jon told "his side of the story" of the divorce that has become a celebrity gossip staple.

He held nothing back. In no uncertain terms, we know that Jon despises Kate, that he was abused by his wife and that she refused to go to counseling.

“Kate knew this was coming,” the source said. “But it’s still pretty bad.”

That's sure to get worse after the latest bombs he dropped last night.

Despite being emasculated, beaten down and tormented by his nagging, grating spouse on TV ... Jon says actually it was way worse than you think.

He says Kate is living a lie, doesn't speak from the heart, is not someone you can trust, and does everything with public perception in mind. Brutal.

Jon Gosselin is asked about a classic tabloid cover of himself on Primetime.

Then he got going on his "soul mate" - girlfriend Hailey Glassman, the daughter of Kate's plastic surgeon - who he calls the "polar opposite of Kate."

That's bad enough. He went on to drop this bomb:

"I feel like I love ... love her more than I did Kate.”

He's not even divorced yet. Then this: "You can't control who you love. I strongly believe that. You cannot control it. It's two people joined together."

It's true, one cannot control, the slightly-damaged, mediocre girls one falls for when finally released from the worst ball and chain in human history.

Jon maintains that he was not unfaithful, however, and that the truth of the matter is that he was the only one who tried to fix their broken marriage.

"I didn't leave Kate for [Hailey Glassman]," he tells ABC. "People think I left Kate for Hailey because of the time-frame and what the tabloids printed."

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An attorney for Tila Tequila rejected the denials of San Diego Chargers star Shawne Merriman and maintains that the player assaulted the TV personality.

The two got into some sort of conflict Sunday morning. Merriman claimed that Tila was drunk and he was keeping her safe by keeping her off the road.

Tequila's lawyer, Alan Gutman, says that's not true, there was definitely an assault on his client, and Shawne's story will be "completely discredited."

Gutman said in a statement:

"Shawne Merriman and his advisors have apparently decided that the best defense is a good offense, attacking Tila Tequila in the press with a lot of calculated spin to cover up his illegal and indefensible actions."

"Fortunately, we as a society will not tolerate a 6'4", 270-pound all-pro NFL superstar physically assaulting a young lady who is 4'11" and 93 pounds. It is never justifiable to brutally assault, choke, strike and imprison a woman."

Courtenay Semel can't like Shawne Merriman looking at Tila like this.

"Once the truth is fully revealed, Mr. Merriman's fantastic story of how he was trying to keep Ms. Tequila safe will be completely discredited. No one, especially a woman, should ever have to endure what Mr. Merriman did to Ms. Tequila."

There's something about reading "Ms. Tequila" that makes it hard to take this too seriously. Couldn't use her real name in your statement, Alan Gutman?

Merriman was arrested in San Diego early Sunday morning after Tila accused him of choking and restraining her when she tried to leave Shawne's home.

The three-time Pro Bowl selectee and known steroid user will join the Chargers in beating the crap out of the Oakland Raiders on Monday evening.

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Members of Michael Jackson's family are already speaking to attorneys who might represent them in a wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Conrad Murray.

Under normal circumstances, Murray would certainly be found responsible and face consequences - or at least tried in court to see if he should be liable.

But in this case, Jackson's death may prove to be such an economic windfall - rather than a detriment to the family - that it could make a lawsuit moot.

Michael Jackson's family could sue for the economic loss suffered by his death - e.g., the financial support Jackson could have provided had he not died.

But in reality, Jackson's death may be an economic gain. It's clear Michael Jackson is more profitable in death than he was in the last years of his life.

So even if lawyers proved Dr. Conrad Murray and others were responsible for the King of Pop's demise, securing compensation could be a hard sell.

Making Dr. Conrad Murray pay up could be a long shot.

The family could also seek compensation for non-economic damages such as loss of companionship and love, but the settlement amounts are capped at $250,000 if the lawsuit is based on malpractice against a medical provider, as is the case.

If the family could prove the defendants acted with malice, they could get punitive damages. "Malice" includes proof of "despicable conduct." The family could also win punitive damages if the defendant is convicted of felony homicide.

However, punitive damages must bear a relationship to damages for economic losses. Again, in Michael Jackson's case, it's hard to say if there are any.

In the end, the homicide investgation (which could lead to criminal charges) into Jackson's death and Conrad Murray's conduct could be the end of it.

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The video put together by fellow spinsters for DJ AM's memorial service, held at The Paladium in Hollywood on September 3, is definitely worth watching.

After watching the DJ AM tribute video, his good friend Travis Barker got on his Twitter page and wrote this message about the late Adam Goldstein:

"This vid makes me smile from ear 2 ear and tear at the same time, miss u homie."

That sums it up well. Here's the tribute video, which is signed by its creators with the simple message, "RIP to a great friend and the greatest DJ" ...

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It's a boy for Tisha Campbell-Martin!

The actress and husband Duane Martin welcomed son Ezekiel Czar Martin at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday in Los Angeles. The baby, who wasn't due until the 21st, weighed in at 9 lbs., 9 oz and is 23 inches long, and joins big brother Xen, 8, at home.

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Tisha Campbell-Martin announced the pregnancy in April and said she had absolutely no qualms about being pregnant at the slightly riskier age of 40.

Tisha Campbell-Martin and husband Duane Martin.

"I’m enjoying it. I’m 40, and having a baby!" she said. "Every nauseous moment, everything that is good and not good about pregnancy, I’m enjoying."

Campbell-Martin currently stars in Lifetime Television's comedy series Rita Rocks, which returns for a second season on Monday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Congratulations to the happy parents!

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