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Sarah Palin's biggest fear upon learning she would become John McCain's V.P. running mate last year was that people would learn about the D she once got.

That third-grade reading class was brutal!

Who Names Their Kid Bristol

Jokes aside, she told Oprah Winfrey in her much-anticipated interview how she thought the grade "would be the extent of the controversy" surrounding her.

But, as the former Alaska governor details in her autobiography, Going Rogue, the pregnancy of her teenage daughter, Bristol Palin, would soon hit the fan.

Bristol was "devastated" the world knew Levi Johnston got her pregnant, and Sarah Palin told Winfrey she was "naive" to think the media would leave her alone.

The father of Bristol's baby, who's set to pose nude in Playgirl, has caused Sarah much duress: "It's heartbreaking to see the road he is on now," she says.

Bristol Palin, she said, is doing "an amazing job," as a mom, living at home while going to college and working, and is trying to set an example to her sisters and other young women that "there are consequences to unprotected sex."

Those being babies, and absentee dads who pose nude in Playgirl while trashing your mom to any media outlet that will listen. Keep the legs closed, girls!

On her own pregnancy with Trig, who Levi says she mocked for his Down Syndrome, Palin said she gained understanding of women contemplating abortion.

"It was easy to understand why a woman would feel it's easier to just do away with a less than ideal circumstance, to do away with the problem," she said.

She said she knew for three weeks about the pregnancy before telling husband Todd. "He had probably a better reaction," she said. "I was more frightened."

Palin told Winfrey that after the 2008 loss, she called it quits as Alaska Governor because she knew she wasn't going to run again, and couldn't do her job.

"Alaska was being hampered by my presence there," she said. "I wasn't able to talk about issues that were important or an ethics violation would be filed."

She was cagey when asked if she planned a presidential run in 2012, as many have speculated, saying, "I don't know what I'm going to be doing then."

She also didn't answer when asked if she planned to host a talk show. "Oprah, you are the queen of talk shows," Palin said. "There's nothing to worry about."

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It was one of our favorite celebrity feuds of the year. Sadly, there will be no rematch.

Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag were supposed to be on Today this morning, having clashed with Al Roker the last time they appeared on the program.

This summer, Roker grilled Heidi and Spencer on their I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here shenanigans. The camps traded barbs after the fact, as well.

Hopes of another on-air confrontation were dashed when NBC pulled the plug last minute on Speidi's segment plugging their book, How to Be Famous.

"Due to a change in the show's schedule, we had to cancel the interview with Spencer and Heidi Pratt," a Today show rep said, declining to elaborate.

Spencer and Heidi Pratt in their traditional garb.

Translation: Al Roker pulled some strings to avoid possibly murdering them on-air.

In June, Heidi Montag said Roker made her cry with his harsh line of questioning, taking her to task and telling Spencer people think he acts like a "jerk."

"Heidi and Spencer are an interesting couple. Famous for... being infamous," he Twittered later. "Bad, vacuous behavior. We're at minute 11 of their 15."

Don't count on it, weather man. But nice work nixing their appearance today.

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On How I Met Your Mother, Marshall becomes enamored with a stripper who is a dead-ringer for his wife, Lily. This was understandable. Lily even got into it.

When the girl looks like your daughter, though? Most men, even types who have daughters and still go to strip clubs, would head for the exits at that point.

Not Michael Lohan, though. According to a source, that's how he likes it!

That's right. In what is easily today's most hilarious celebrity gossip rumor, Michael actually seeks out a certain kind of stripper when he heads to the clubs.

A former owner of a renowned strip club (there's a contradiction in terms) claims that when Michael came in, he liked girls resembling his unstable daughter.

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It's okay, Michael Lohan. You can look. [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

"Lindsay Lohan's father once sat down and described the kind of dancer he was looking for," said Eliot Osher of Scores. "We sent some girls over. Funny ... they all seemed to look like Lindsay. We ended up having to show him to the door."

It's probably not all that surprising. Lindsay is a female who bears a resemblance to Michael Lohan's absolute favorite person in the world: Michael Lohan.

For the record, Mike denied this report, saying he never had girls dance for him at the establishment. Right. He just went to watch the Yankees game ...

That's up there with Bill Clinton's tall tale of trying pot but not inhaling. Can you even do that? It's okay, Mike. At least we think you're revolting anyway.

Hey, and at least he wasn't requesting Ali Lohan look-alikes.

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In an interview with ABC's Robin Roberts, Janet Jackson is not holding back when it comes to Dr. Conrad Murray, the man she believes killed her brother Michael.

Of Michael Jackson's former personal physician, the target of an LAPD homicide investigation, Janet says: "He was administering ... I think he is responsible."

Dr. Conrad Murray has admitted to administering Propofol, a powerful anesthetic, to Michael Jackson to help him sleep, but claims he didn't kill the King of Pop.

In the interview, airing Wednesday, Janet says Murray, who may face manslaughter or even murder charges, should no longer be allowed to practice medicine.

Of Michael's death, she adds "It's been a tough year ... You have your days where it's just hard to believe. And a day doesn't go by that I don't think about him."

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Janet Jackson is opening up about her brother's tragic death.

She recalled the fateful day of June 25, when she learned her brother passed away. "I was at my house in New York. You know, another day. Another morning."

"Then I get a call ... [my assistant] said, 'Your brother's been taken to the hospital. It's on CNN right now. I called everyone. I spoke to mother. I spoke to my brother Tito. I spoke to my nephew Austin. I spoke to my sister La Toya."

A tearful Janet Jackson added, "I told them to call me when they got to the hospital. And I remember thinking nobody's calling me back, so I tried calling again, and that's how I found out that he was no longer ... I couldn't believe it."

"It just didn't ring true to me. It felt like a dream. It's still so difficult for me to believe. It's, you know, you have to accept what is. But it's so hard. You have to move on with your life. You have to accept what is and I understand that."

More excerpts and quotes from MJ's sister to come as they become available this week. Follow the jump for an ABC promo of Janet Jackson's interview ...

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When she's not worshiping Lucifer, Britney Spears is always pushing her brand. Today, that venture means unveiling her own iPhone and iPod Touch application.

The app is fittingly named "It's Britney!" and is currently available worldwide at the iTunes App Store for $1.99, which might be $1.99 more than it's worth to you.

With "It's Britney," fans get to the front of the line with all things Britney Spears - all the latest official news, exclusive messages, photos, lip-syncing videos, etc.

Additionally, the app features a "Shake Shake Shake" feature in which Britney says "It's Britney Bitch!" every time the user shakes their iPhone or iPod Touch.

We take it back, we'd pay $1.99 for that in a nanosecond. Although we'd prefer a Jon Gosselin app that says "I'm a douche" everytime you shake your phone.

Here's Britney Spears reading cue cards and teasing her new iPhone app ...

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Talking a break from filing frivolous lawsuits, Jon Gosselin flew to Hawaii for the wedding of his reported "good friend," Philadelphia Phillies star Shane Victorino.

Like the Oceanic Six on Lost, Jon's return to the island was bittersweet.

Hawaii was the place he and Kate Gosselin renewed their vows in 2008. A year later, they separated and be began tagging every piece of a$$ in a three-county radius.

While Victorino, a.k.a. The Flyin' Hawaiian, should probably try to acquire some new famous friends, Jon at least didn't cause a spectacle for the first time in memory.

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PIMPIN' IN HAWAII: Jon Gosselin actually stayed (mostly) out of the spotlight.

The paparazzi managed to get a few shots of Jon, such as the photos above, but for the most part he managed to keep it low-key and have a good time like any guest.

Jon, who is involved in a protracted divorce battle with Kate and a separate legal fight with TLC, who's suing him for breach of contract, probably needs the time off.

Only two episodes of Jon and Kate Plus 8 remain after he pulled the plug on it.

In his countersuit against the network, Jon claims he's too famous to get a real job and that they're keeping him from earning a living. He is suing for $5 million.

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Say what you will about her, Lady Gaga is an artiste.

She never does a half-ass job of anything. There are no mailed-in live performances, Gossip Girl guest performances, or even day-to-day public appearances.

Be it in the world of fashion, music or performing live, the rumored hermaphrodite gives 100 percent, 24/7/365. Case in point, her latest ensemble below.

Looking like an art exhibit and/or an arty exhibitionist, Lady Gaga recently performed at the 30th Anniversary Gala of L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art.

She's clearly doing her best impression of a piece of contemporary art, which you have to commend her for. Who would even think of or attempt this?

Does it work, though? Vote in our poll below ...

What do you think of Lady Gaga's latest fashion?

 

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Rihanna and Chris Brown debuted their new music videos over the weekend - their first since the highly publicized incident last February in which he kicked her a$$.

In large part because of that, the videos are wide open to interpretation and reading between the lines ... and neither are that good, in our opinion. But you tell us.

Below, Rihanna's first single from her new album, "Russian Roulette" portrays her bouncing around in a padded cell, facing off with a guy offering her a loaded gun.

Wonder what that represents? Check it out here:

As for Chris Brown's new release? Well, let's just say that "Crawl" feels more like a PR move than a music video. Cassie cast to play Chris' "ex" in the video? Hmm.

Does it work for Team Chris? You'll have to see and judge for yourself. Follow the jump to check out Chris' effort and vote on which comeback video is best ...

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Lindsay Lohan says that she's never been happier in life.

Recent photos and behavior seem to suggest otherwise.

The gaunt-looking singer-actress-fashion disaster put on a show at Jermaine Dupri and Pascal Mouawad's Nu Pop Movement launch party in West Hollywood.

With messy hair and skeletal frame, Lindsay Lohan was disheveled as she spoke. Inside, she smoked, played with her Blackberry and scored "tons of swag."

It's the Adderall talking.

When given a free watch, she joked about giving it to her estranged dad Michael. Chatting with celebrity gossip photographers later, she slammed her dad again.

"Why don't you go find my dad, he's the one who wants to be in the pictures," she said as the paparazzi did its thing. Funny stuff, but it's clearly wearing on her.

For the love of G*d, look at that photo. Shudder.

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