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A bitter dispute over who will call the shots in probating Michael Jackson's will is developing, with several of his family members pitted against one another.

Michael's mom Katherine Jackson's attorney, Londell McMillan, will reportedly challenge the executors Michael Jackson picked, John Branca and John McClain.

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Most of the brothers, with the exception of Randy, are angry that McMillan is challenging Branca and McClain, both longtime MJ advisors and friends.

Ultimately, Joe Jackson has asserted his influence over Katherine to hire McMillan. Sources say she is being manipulated and doesn't have real objections.

Randy is coy on who Joe Jackson and Londell McMillan want as executor in place of or in addition to John Branca and John McClain, but the family is understandably worried Joe and McMillan will rack up legal fees and the estate will suffer.

Ironic, since Michael cut Joe out of the will.

Michael left 40 percent of his estate - and full guardianship of his three children, Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket, 12, 11 and 7 - to Katherine Jackson.

He left the other 40 percent of the estate to the kids and 20 percent to charity, so it is unlikely Katherine would object to anything in the will. Right?

McMillan denied this report, which first surfaced on TMZ, to Access Hollywood, saying that Katherine does not object to the will and that she has not yet made a decision on whether to challenge the appointed executors.

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Like an endangered species rehabilitated in captivity only to be released back into its natural environment, Britney Spears is about to be let back into the wild as her conservatorship appears to be nearing its end.

The star's father Jamie Spears, who has been in charge of her financial, medical and personal affairs for a year and a half, is ready to step down.

Soon.

Jamie will ask the court that appointed him to review the terms of the conservatorship after Britney Spears' Circus tour ends in November.

He cannot ask the judge to end the conservatorship - just to review it. The judge will then decide if Britney should regain control of her life.

According to sources, Jamie thinks Britney Spears is just about ready to go on her own. Her life has been his full time job since February '08.

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Britney Spears in Sweden as the Circus show rolls on. [Photo: Fame]

She may complain he is overprotective sometimes, but whatever Jamie has done, he deserves due credit for. A year and a half ago, people were thinking Britney Spears was living on borrowed time. Now look at her.

In fact, were it not for the tour, the conservatorship may have been ended prior to this. Various vendors were promised, for insurance purposes, under contract that the conservatorship would last through the Circus tour.

We're guessing a stable boyfriend like Jason Trawick only helps Jamie's reasoning that his daughter is ready to resume control of her existence.

A love interest in her life that can actually be trusted? Bidding farewell to leeches Sam and Adnan? Thank you Jamie Spears, for all you've done.

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Britney Spears' beau Jason Trawick is with her on tour. [Photo: Fame]

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Britney Spears' ex-husband Kevin Federline is eyeing a new reality program to show off his latest girlfriend, Victoria Prince, and his two sons with Brit, Sean Preston and Jayden James Federline, a source tells E! News.

"Victoria is going to be a big part of the series," says an insider. "They are not engaged, but she lives with him full-time in his place in Encino."

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Lucky for Victoria Prince, and contrary to tabloid reports, Britney Spears seems to have given her sons' "step-in mommy" a seal of approval.

"Victoria and Britney first met before Britney's tour at Kevin’s home," reports a reliable E! News source. "They had a meeting face-to-face, when Victoria was home alone with the kids. It was awkward, but Britney was nice."

When she isn't playing mom, K-Fed's tall girlfriend, a former AVP volleyball player, smokes cigarettes and takes graduate classes in communication.

"Victoria quit her job at Fox Sports in L.A. after meeting Kevin," says the source. "She’s considering returning to volleyball, but she isn’t sure."

This is not the first time that K-Fed has dabbled in reprising his role as a reality star since Britney & Kevin: Chaotic aired four years ago now.

In February 2008, he reportedly canceled a possible show after Britney's infamous breakdowns landed her in the hospital against her will.

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We feel like we've seen this before. Only hotter.

The last time she posed like her idol Marilyn Monroe, we were treated to various Lindsay Lohan nude pics paying homage to "The Last Sitting."

On this occasion, Lohan takes over the August cover of Vogue Spain to reinterpret the look of her hero, who died of an overdose at age 36 ...

Lindsay Lohan fashions herself a modern-day Marilyn Monroe.

The alleged actress and workaholic certainly is everywhere these days.

From Fornarina ads to ABC Family movies to magazine spreads like this one to celebrity gossip sites to Twitter, where she posts topless pics of herself, you cannot get away from her even if you want to. What a mogul.

Click to enlarge more Lindsay Lohan pics from the magazine ...

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Former NFL star Steve McNair had a blood-alcohol level that was double Tennessee's legal limit for driving when his girlfriend shot him to death.

Tennessee Assistant Medical Examiner Feng Li said there was no way to tell from the report how long before McNair's death he had been drinking.

Police have said that McNair was likely asleep when he was shot twice in the head and twice in the chest. There were no signs of a fight or argument.

The 20-year-old Sahel Kazemi shot Steve McNair, who was married, July 4 in a Nashville condo before killing herself in a gruesome murder-suicide.

Both Kazemi and McNair were found dead July 4.

Police also said Monday that a toxicology report showed a trace amount of marijuana in the body of Kazemi, who was the football star's girlfriend.

Sahel Kazemi was arrested for drunken driving in Nashville two days before the shooting. Police video showed her telling officers that she was high.

The day after that, Kazemi purchased a gun - allegedly from Adrian J. Gilliam, Jr., who has been arrested in connection with McNair's murder.

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, winner of Super Bowls XL and XLIII, is named as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by a woman in Nevada.

According to online court records, a defamation lawsuit was filed in Washoe County, Nev., on Friday. Andrea McNulty is listed as the plaintiff.

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Details of the suit were not available late Monday. Ben Roethlisberger was one of nine defendants listed in the online court docket report.

Sources say McNulty claims Roethlisberger asked her to come to his hotel room in July, 2008 - and then forced her to have sex with him.

An employee at Harrah's Hotel in Reno, McNulty is suing for sexual assault and battery, false imprisonment and infliction of emotional distress.

The football star's attorney released a statement to several media outlets confirming that Ben is accused of sexual assault by Andrea McNulty.

David Cornwell denied Ben sexually assaulted anyone, and said he was confident this would be proven, with the following statement:

"This weekend Andrea McNulty served Ben Roethlisberger with a civil complaint accusing him of sexually assaulting her in July 2008. Ben Roethlisberger has never sexually assaulted anyone; especially Andrea McNulty."

"The timing of the suit and the absence of a criminal complaint and investigation are compelling evidence of the absence of criminal conduct. If an investigation is commenced, Ben will cooperate fully and Ben will be fully exonerated."

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In a video on their official site, Beastie Boys Adam Yauch and Adam Horovitz, a.k.a. MCA and Ad Rock, said they must cancel their summer tour.

The reason? Adam Yauch has cancer.

He recalled in the sad video: "About two months ago, I started feeling a little lump in my throat that you would feel if you had like swollen glands or something like that, or you'd feel if you had a cold."

"I really didn't think it was anything. But then just recently when we were over in Europe doing promotion. I called my doctor and saw him when I got back, and this was about two weeks ago, and he sent me to a specialist."

"They did tests, and I actually have a form of cancer in the gland."

Adam Yauch remains upbeat - at least as much as one can be when announcing one has a cancerous tumor in his salivary gland and a lymph node.

He says it's "very treatable." Here's hoping he's right ...

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It doesn't change what happened, nor does it make it any less terrible, but a video has surfaced of a sincere Chris Brown apology to his fans and the public for the assault on Rihanna that took place back in February.

In a two-minute video, the R&B star says he is sad and ashamed of himself, and is not making any excuses for what he calls "unacceptable" behavior.

To his credit, most of Chris Brown's prepared, but classy remarks on the subject involve him needing to improve upon and repair his own character.

Brown opened the confessional by saying he wanted to publicly apologize much sooner, but held off under the advice of attorney Mark Geragos.

The singer, who pleaded guilty to assault last month, then tells his fans simply what says he's told Rihanna countless times since the incident:

"I am sorry."

You can check out Brown's video apology here ...

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Reeling from getting dumped by Tony Romo, Jessica Simpson rallied over the weekend the only way she knows how - partying with her girlfriends.

Jess, who just celebrated her 29th birthday, was joined by CaCee Cobb, Adrienne Sands and stylist Nicole Chavez for a quality girls' night out.

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"Love my ladies!!!" Jessica Simpson posted on her Twitter account. "Wish I could be with them everyday of my life. Laughter is wonderful :)"

She posted this cute group shot of the girls' evening ...

The next day, Simpson spent the evening with another one of her favorite ladies: Her mom. While watching the movie Great Expectations together, Tina Simpson teased her daughter on Twitter, saying:

"Seriously... [Jessica Simpson] will not stop talking about everything GREEN in this movie! I may puke 'GREEN'! BUT I love that she sees 'GREEN'!"

Forgive us while we fall asleep writing this post.

Simpson's heart may be broken, but she has managed to keep a low profile since her very public breakup with Dallas Cowboys QB Romo - which some believe came following some ill-advised John Mayer texts.

While the NFL star has been spotted recently hopping around the clubs in L.A. and casinos in Lake Tahoe, a source close to Simpson says the newly minted bachelorette "is surrounding herself with a network of support."

That doesn't include getting back together with Nick Lachey. But Jessica's hunky ex-husband does wish her the best, as he always has.

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Putting to rest any rumors that he may be moving on to Kate Major, Jon Gosselin and tag-team lovin' girlfriend Hailey Glassman spent the day in Harriman State Park, the second largest state park in New York.

They were seen hugging each other and holding hands. Hailey grabbed a flower and put it behind Jon's ear. He also pushed her on a swing.

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Apparently they are trying to be the new Spencer and Heidi.

Later, Hailey and Jon lunched at Rocco's Restaurant in NYC. The inseparable couple was spotted leaving with pizza boxes and doggy bags.

The two had not been photographed together since their St. Tropez vacation the previous weekend. Jon returned to the U.S. before Hailey Glassman to resume filming new episodes of his TLC reality show, Jon and Kate Plus 8.

Which is now more like Jon Minus Kate Plus a 22-Year-Old Ditz and 8 Kids Who Will Be Scarred For Life When They Learn What the Internet Is.

On Saturday, Jon met Kate Gosselin and their children for a photo shoot. Nice to see they still share a special bond with gobs of money the kids.

Later that night, he dined with Star Magazine reporter Kate Major, sparking rumors that they were dating. But it was just a friendly meeting - or a new interview in which Jon throws Kate Gosselin under the bus completely.

In the meantime, Jon and Hailey are definitely going strong. Which is good, as supposedly, Jon Gosselin is engaged to this party animal nut job.

Kate Gosselin is currently at their home in Pennsylvania with the kids, most likely tearing chunks of her reverse mullet weave out of her skull.

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