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After controversially hosting the MTV Video Music Awards last year, Russell Brand is back to host the awards again on September 13 in New York City.

The zany British comic ruffled feathers at last year’s made up, but still entertaining ceremony when he joked that the Jonas Brothers should be taking advantage of their celebrity status to get laid and mocked the concept of "purity rings."

Russell Brand and Katy Perry Us Cover

Our personal favorite joke came at the expense of both the Brothers Jonas and then-ridiculously unpopular President George W. Bush, as Brand quipped:

"I feel sorry for Americans. Eight years of Bush! The only people who need eight years of bush are the Jonas Brothers, crammed into one bachelor party."

Just leave Danielle Deleasa out of it this year, okay Russ?

Russell Brand is running it back at the VMAs again this September.

“We are thrilled that despite numerous death threats from Jonas Brothers fans, Russell Brand has accepted our offer to put his life on the line and host the VMAs again this year,” MTV’s general manager, Stephen Friedman, said.

Taylor Swift will also appear on the live show, performing a new version of “You Belong With Me.” We can hear the inappropriate comments from Brand now.

While Brand was panned by many, the 2008 VMAs reached more than 23 million viewers, a 15 percent boost from the 2007 hostless edition of the VMAs (best remembered for Britney Spears' disastrous performance of "Gimme More").

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Is Jon Gosselin's new girlfriend out to be a star herself?

Sources tell Us Weekly that Hailey Glassman, 22, whose father performed Kate Gosselin's 2006 tummy tuck operation, tried out for MTV's Real World and Oxygen's Bad Girls Club and is dating the newly-separated Jon "to get famous."

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"I think after realizing she had a connection to Jon through her father and that Jon and Kate's marriage was rocky, [Hailey] saw an opportunity to get famous," a Hailey Glassman pal (hopefully one of the ones in these racy pictures) said.

James Appleton, who describes himself as a Glassman "hookup friend," says his f*%k buddy dumped him just as news she was dating Jon Gosselin broke.

"A couple days later a mutual friend was like, 'Oh hey, your girl Hailey is pretty famous. She's dating this older guy who has like eight kids,'" says Appleton.

But if she thought being Jon Gosselin's new girlfriend would be her ticket to fame, Hailey Glassman clearly didn't think about the bad press she'd receive.

She's reportedly unhappy with how she's portrayed in the celebrity gossip world.

"U.S. press is all over stories about her being some slutty party girl with a history of arrests," a source says of the pothead. "She was pretty upset tonight."

Hey, it's not our fault she posted a picture of herself doing a face plant into a wall on Facebook. Take those pics down, teens. No good comes of them.

However you want to look at it, Hailey Glassman, who is said to be working with Jon and Christian Audigier on a kids clothing line, is quite a night owl.

"She's one of those crazy party animals," a source tells People, adding that during her time at Indiana University, she never had a steady boyfriend, but instead "would probably be the girl who would get on top of the bar and start dancing."

Adds another source: "I've seen her dance with a stripper at a party."

Glassman's wild side is reflected by the fact that she has had a couple of encounters with the police, including a 2005 arrest for possession of marijuana.

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According to various reports, Debbie Rowe has been offered at least $3 million from Michael Jackson's family if she does not fight for custody of her two biological children with the late music icon, Prince Michael and Paris Jackson, 12 and 11.

"One family member said $3 million, another said $5 million. My guess is that it will be somewhere in between," Jackson family friend Stacy Brown told ABC.

As part of the settlement, Debbie Rowe would get visitation rights to the two kids. Katherine Jackson, the star's mother, will remain the children's legal guardian, as specified in Michael Jackson's last will, written in 2002.

Michael is also father to Prince Michael Jackson II, a.k.a. Blanket, who was born to an unknown surrogate. His parents' identities have never been revealed.

Rowe has not accepted any deal, her attorney says. But numerous reports suggest there are offers on the table and ongoing negotiations.

Another report says the proposed deal would not prevent Michael's father Joe Jackson from seeing the kids, and multiple sources told ABC News that Debbie Rowe is insisting on a clause that prevents him from ever being named guardian.

Former Mrs. Michael Jackson

Debbie Rowe is considering fighting for custody because she felt Katherine was too old to care for them and concern about Joe being around them. [Photo: Fame Pictures]

A custody hearing that had been scheduled for yesterday was recently postponed until July 20. Rowe's attorney says she will attend the hearing.

The New York Post, which reported that Debbie Rowe was to receive about $4 million in a settlement, says the proposed agreement "takes away any rights she has to challenge custody at any given time... this would be it."

It wouldn't be the first time Rowe - who insists she is the biological parents of Paris and Prince despite reports circulating that she is not their mother - was paid for for giving up custody of the children she had with her ex-husband.

In a 2005 hearing - around when Jackson was acquitted on molestation charges - his lawyer says Rowe got "about $4 or $5 million up front," and a mansion in Beverly Hills, plus $900,000 a year for a number of years if she abided by the terms.

ABC says child welfare officials recently interviewed the children at Katherine Jackson's Encino, Calif. home, which is standard in cases such as this.

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An official with the Los Angeles County Coroner's office says toxicology reports that may determine the cause of Michael Jackson's death could be completed soon.

Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said that some of the results from tests to determine what substances Jackson may have had in his body when he died are in.

The outstanding toxicology results are expected at the end of this week or early next week. When all the tests are done, the results will be released the next day.

For now, the music icon's cause of death is officially listed as unknown.

Depending on what drugs Jackson took and who gave them to him, the LAPD has not ruled out classifying the singer's death a homicide. To that effect, Michael's sister La Toya has suggested that essentially, Jackson was murdered.

Michael Jackson died suddenly of cardiac arrest June 25.

Authorities are investigating claims the star consumed large amounts of prescription drugs. The powerful anesthesia Diprivan (the brand name of Propofol), normally only administered in hospitals, was among items found in his home.

In addition to the toxicology tests, the LAPD and the coroner's office has subpoenaed medical records from doctors who have treated Jackson in recent years.

Recent reports have suggested that investigators' focus is zeroing in on Dr. Conrad Murray, who was Jackson's personal physician at the time of his death.

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Katherine Heigl portrays a woman who is clueless in the ways of romance in The Ugly Truth. In real life, the 30-year-old actress - who is as beautiful as she is outspoken - thinks she has it pretty well together on that subject.

"In my early 20s, I didn't know what I wanted," the InStyle cover girl reflected in the magazine's August issue, "If you're just getting to know yourself while you are in a serious relationship – it's like you're trying on different personalities."

The Grey's Anatomy star says that whereas at first "you try to see what fits, but there is that real you in there somewhere," she came around when she met singer Josh Kelley, who is now her husband of 18 months, in 2005.

"I was fed up with trying to be somebody else, and got really lucky and met a great guy who loved me for me," Katherine Heigl told the fashion magazine.

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Heigl believes her experiences have not only helped her learn what she wants in romance but also what she wants in a movie – and it always rated PG-13.

In a real relationship, Katherine Heigl says, "you're probably going to drop F-bombs once in a while. You're going to say some things that are kind of harsh."

"And you're definitely going to talk about sex. It doesn't have to be Snow White and Prince Charming. That's my problem with a lot of romantic comedies."

The Ugly Truth co-star Gerard Butler says this attracted him to working with Heigl, who he calls the "sexiest, smartest, sassiest, funniest actress out there."

Click to enlarge more Katherine Heigl photos from InStyle ...

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Jon Gosselin’s new girlfriend, Hailey Glassman, seems like the type who would be a classy, upstanding role model as a stepmom to his eight small children.

Well, if you exclude the mug shot. And pretty much every other photo taken of her before this past weekend, when she actually looked sober for a change.

As more details of the 22-year-old's background come to light, we are beginning to learn what makes Hailey Glassman tick. Her interests include working out, being a stylist, fashion, art, music and looking old and haggard.

Just kidding about the last part. Okay, not really. Here's the aspiring kids' fashion line designer with a couple of dudes who are clearly thinking 2-on-1 ...

Hailey Glassman is “the biggest ditz” according to a high school classmate. Her AIM screen name? Goldeloks18, complete with an icon of a cat smoking a joint.

Her Facebook page also says she is "In a Relationship" as of May 1. This date is assumed to be when Jon Gosselin started tapping that - at least not secretly.

But does Jon have reason to worry about Hailey Glassman's faithfulness? One of her Facebook groups is "Not a fan of fat people." Better hit the gym, J!

Other highly intelligent declarations of hers: "Hi, I'm _____ and I'm sooooo f*%king addicted to Guitar Hero" and "FIGHTING TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA!"

What a catch she is.

Click to enlarge more Hailey Glassman pictures below to really get to know Jon Gosselin's girlfriend, the personification of demure beauty and class:

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The ladies may have been be disappointed to see Channing Tatum married over the weekend to his longtime sweetheart and former Step Up co-star Jenna Dewan.

But you can still experience the next best thing.

In a new GQ feature article, Channing Tatum is shirtless - and looking equally hot in various stages of dress - and showing why he may just be the next big thing:

Channing Tatum, Underwear

At 18, the would-be star washed out of college in West Virginia and ended up in South Beach, where he worked construction and as a perfume spritzer at Dillard’s.

Later, he walked into a modeling agency and got a job with Abercrombie. Then he went to Hollywood. He stayed handsome. He got his start with a bunch of small roles. He is now being called the next big thing. And Channing Tatum is not complaining.

Click to enlarge more pics of the G.I. Joe and Public Enemies star below ...

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Karolina Kurkova, one of the world's highest-paid models, and who was recently named World's Sexiest Woman by E!, is with child. Congrats to the beauty!

"Supermodel and actress Karolina Kurkova and her fiancé, film producer Archie Drury have announced that they are expecting their first child," her rep said.

"The couple have been together for a little over a year."

No idea how anyone beat out Marisa Miller for the World's Sexiest Woman title, but Karolina is certainly no slouch, and we are happy she is pregnant.

Karolina Kurkova is pregnant. She is also gorgeous.

While a temporary baby bump may mean that the 25-year-old will be sitting out a Victoria's Secret fashion show or two, she'll still be appearing on the big screen.

Next up for her is a role in the summer action flick G.I. Joe starring Channing Tatum, who married Jenna Dewan on Saturday. Talk about a hot on-screen pairing, right?

G.I. Joe hits theaters August 7.

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On last night's episode of The Bachelorette, Jillian Harris bid farewell to Reid Rosenthal, to the surprise of no one, keeping Ed Swiderski and Kiptyn Locke.

With the exception of Ed's performance anxiety and the show's hilarious ways of wording that situation, Monday's episode was fairly vanilla and predictable.

But now that Reid's gone and Kiptyn and Ed are the last men standing, The Bachelorette spoilers and rumor mill are starting to go haywire. Ready for this?

If our sources are to be believed ...

  • Ed Swiderski proposes to Jillian Harris on The Bachelorette season finale in two weeks (next week is the useless "Men Tell All" filler clip show).
  • The "unexpected confession" on the season finale is that Jillian's just-vanquished "Honey Bear," Reid Rosenthal, returns to say he loves her.
  • Kiptyn Locke has already been named the next star of The Bachelor.
  • Oh, and Ed may have a girlfriend back home.

Will Jillian choose Ed, Kiptyn, or a returning Reid?

First, Reid Rosenthal. You knew after DeAnna Pappas told The Bachelor's Jason Mesnick she "made a mistake" - this even before he chose Melissa Rycroft and dumped her for Molly Malaney - that The Bachelorette finale would include some stunt.

Reid coming back to Hawaii to profess his love for Jillian Harris, which he just couldn't quite do all season long and resulted in demise, makes perfect sense.

But is it too little, too late? Is it completely contrived? Probably. But is there a chance Reid can come back and steal this title in dramatic fashion? Sure.

It would certainly be a stunning (albeit blatantly scripted) conclusion that would fall short of the Jason-Molly-Melissa drama, but not by too much.

As for Kiptyn Locke, he has been rumored to have signed a deal to be the new star of The Bachelor for some time now. Mr. Perfect certainly looks and acts the part, making some fans wonder if he was being groomed for this all along.

Finally, Ed Swiderski having a girlfriend in Chicago?

A shaky rumor, to be sure, but our man Reality Steve has never been wrong before, so his Bachelorette spoilers have to be taken semi-seriously ...

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Who will win The Bachelorette's heart?

The blogger reports that Ed Swiderski left a female in Chicago high and dry - a girl who “without a doubt” was Ed’s girlfriend before he left for The Bachelorette.

This girl was under the assumption they were dating when he left to film the show. He came back to Chicago (after bailing on Jillian) then went AWOL again.

An email was sent asking “So I guess we’re seeing other people now.” Ed responded with “No, I just need to wait until this show is over.” This girlfriend of Ed’s is under the assumption they are together and she just has to wait out the show.

Shady stuff if that's true. Wouldn't it be wild if Wes Hayden drama was manufactured and it turned out to be Ed with a girlfriend back home - who came back to bite him? Or if all this were a red herring and Kiptyn Locke ended up winning?

Thoughts? Opinions? Gossip of your own? Share with us below ...

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Asked two weeks ago  what he had planned for Jessica Simpson's birthday July 10, Tony Romo said, "It's a secret." Guess a kick out the door works best by surprise.

As it turned out, Simpson's birthday surprise turned out to be a shocker as the Dallas Cowboys quarterback ended their year-and-a-half relationship July 9.

So what's behind the Jessica Simpson-Tony Romo breakup? Nobody would say they didn't give it a good shot – weathering many a storm and breakup rumor.

After Simpson and her family went to see Romo play for the first time in November 2007, things moved pretty quickly – he even kissed her on their first date!

Days later, they shared Thanksgiving together in Texas.

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The curse of Jessica Simpson dooms the Cowboys in Dallas.

In December, after Tony played his worst game ever while his new girlfriend looked on from the stands in a stupid pink Romo jersey, some fans blamed Simpson for distracting the star as the Cowboys lost to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Still, the couple rebounded with a Mexican getaway, a playoff loss to the New York Giants and a romantic Valentine's Day dinner with a public PDA session on his birthday (complete with a frosting fight) come spring. All good.

By May, rumors began to swirl that the couple was heading for a split. But Joe Simpson talked Tony Romo out of dumping Jessica her rep denied talk of a breakup, and Romo escorted Simpson to her sister Ashlee's wedding that same month.

The summer seemed blissful for the couple: Simpson went home with her man to Wisconsin where they had dinner with his parents. Later, she dedicated her song, "You're My Sunday," to Romo during a concert tour for her country album.

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Jessica Simpson "fashion" causes quite a stir in Florida.

At the beginning of 2009, Romo stood by Jessica Simpson when she was slammed on blogs for looking fat, even taking her out for a romantic night out in New York.

They attended the NBA Finals in early June and appeared happy, but were drifting away. In recent weeks, however, the couple have been spending time apart.

"They've been having a lot of problems lately in general," a source says.

Their last public appearance was July 1 when she sang the National Anthem at a golf tournament in Bethesda, Md. Just nine days later, Simpson ended up celebrating her birthday quietly "with family and close friends" after getting dumped.

Meanwhile, Romo was spotted out with a group of friends at L.A. hotspot MyHouse. According to a source, Romo was out with the guys to "lift his spirits."

Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson's last public appearance together July 1.