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Whitney Port has posted some thoughts on Monday's episode of The City on her official blog. In "Mingling with the Commoners," plenty of tension (and more than a little class warfare) was in the air between Whitney, Olivia Palermo and Jay Lyon.

Here's what Whitney Port had to say  ...

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In this week's episode of The City, we definitely had quite the range of drama. The episode began with Jay and I discussing his upcoming show over lunch.

When I mentioned that I had invited Olivia Palermo, he made a smart ass comment about roping an area off so she wouldn't have to "mingle with the commoners," (hence the title of the episode, "Mingling With The Commoners").

Erin Lucas and I met Olivia at her apartment before heading to the show.

But Olivia wasn't exactly in as big a rush as I was to get there, and by the time she was finally ready to go, Jay's band had already started playing.

Whitney Port was far from pleased with Olivia Palermo's actions.

I guess Olivia felt bad about making us late, so she got Jay Lyon a gig at a charity event she was hosting. What initially seemed like a kind gesture, however, suddenly became an awkward and uncomfortable situation when at the event, all Olivia, Nevan and friends did was make fun of Jay and his band, Tamarama.

They definitely didn't try to hide it. It's an understatement to say that Jay was more than ready to go when he finished his set!

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The First Lady of United States, Michelle Obama, is making history again – this time by becoming only the second president's wife to appear on the cover of Vogue.

Michelle Obama was photographed by famed shooter Annie Leibovitz at the Hay-Adams Hotel, where the Obamas stayed before last month's inauguration.

While nearly every first lady – beginning with Herbert Hoover's wife, Lou, in 1929 – has been photographed for the fashion bible, only Hillary Rodham Clinton was featured on the cover, in December 1998, according to a Vogue spokesman.

Michelle Obama's previous portrait in the magazine back in 2007 catapulted her to fashion fame. Here's a look at that photo of "The Natural" ...

Michelle Obama: Vogue

In the March issue of the magazine, the cover of which appears below, Michelle Obama is seen wearing a magenta dress by Jason Wu, who designed her inaugural gown, and also pictured in a black dress by Narciso Rodriguez.

Vogue editor Anna Wintour writes, "Change was the clarion call of Barack Obama's campaign, but I don't think any of us at Vogue initially realized that would include the difference that was going to be made by First Lady Michelle Obama's wardrobe. It's inspiring to see our first lady so serene and secure in her personal style."

Click to enlarge more photos from a little gallery we put together of some great Michelle Obama fashion moments, past and present:

  • Michelle Obama Vogue Cover
  • Michelle Obama Fashion Sense
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Not literally, unfortunately. That would have been a great component of the economic stimulus plan. Our girl sure is shelling out the big bucks, though.

The lawyers in Britney Spears' conservatorship case went to court yesterday to ask the judge that they be allowed to hire more lawyers to defend Britney.

A Spears spokesperson claims the singer needs a minimum of two civil lawyers to defend her in Sam Lutfi's defamation suit against Britney and her family.

Two lawyers will cost a grand total of $935 an hour. Yeah. Celebrity gossip is like totally awesome, but we definitely went into the wrong profession.

Sam Lutfi, Britney Spears' Friend

Battling financial problems and having been cut off from his former meal ticket, the blood-sucking vermin known as Sam Lutfi is now suing her.

The judge has greened light to the conservatorship's request, so the Bank of Britney Spears is fully open for business and expected to keep the legal profession afloat.

On an unrelated note, how much do you hate Sam Lutfi?

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If you've read any Lost spoilers this winter, you know that the sci-fi epic's fifth season calls for plenty of Josh Holloway shirtless. Any complaints?

While plenty is known about Holloway's character Sawyer at this stage of the game, Lost never shies away from new, unexpected twists. We suggest a reunion with his long-separated brother, Lawyer, played by a certain rocker below ...

Kid Rock Pic

Okay, so maybe Josh Holloway and Kid Rock weren't exactly switched at birth. But there's a similar look and swagger to the rabble-rousing bad-asses.

Like some of our past look-alikes, sometimes it's more about a vibe you get. If given the choice of these two, we'd prefer Holloway shirtless. The Kid might want to lay off all that Waffle House cuisine and shed a few pounds. Nice bling, though.

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Two beautiful women who entertain us greatly but you would probably never want to hold the nation's nu-cu-lar codes celebrate birthdays on this 11th of February.

First, give it up for Alaska Governor Sarah Palin! The former GOP V.P. candidate and mother of Track, Trig, Willow, Piper and Bristol Palin remains near and dear to us.

Especially after we see this (photoshopped) photo ...

Then there's Aubrey O'Day. What is there to say about the former Danity Kane singer that hasn't already been said? Not much. We'll let this pic speak for itself:

On Knees

Don't even ask us what's going on there. Just use your imagination, check out our celebrity birthdays calendar to see who's special occasion is coming up next and then click to enlarge more pictures of today's birthday girls below ...

  • Aubrey O'Day Image
  • A Complex Woman
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  • You Betcha
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Two tall blondes stand before you below.

One begrudgingly stars on Grey's Anatomy, where her character occasionally talks with and makes love to her dead ghost fiance in a weird story possibly written as payback after all her public bashing of the show that made her famous.

Mya Fashion Choice

The other married Howard Stern for some reason.

But put the colors of their similar dresses together and what you get is a pretty patriotic pair! Beth Ostrosky was red hot in Black Halo in NYC, and Katherine Heigl kept it cool at a boutique opening in Los Angeles ...

Who wore this dress better?

 

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Rapper T.I. says he spoke to pal Chris Brown on Monday - one day after the R&B singer, 19, was arrested for assault and making criminal threats.

The upstanding citizen said that Brown - who is currently under investigation for his alleged battery of girlfriend Rihanna, who was reportedly left badly hurt with horrific injuries following their ugly altercation - is doing OK.

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"Yeah, I spoke to him today," T.I. said on Monday's Last Call With Carson Daly. "He cool, you know. He's still the same Chris."

T.I. told Daly he didn't know the details of Chris Brown and Rihanna's bloody altercation, but had a helpful tip for the star: "This too shall pass."

"We're celebrities, we're entertainers, but we're still human - all of us," he went on. "Don't expect us not to make mistakes, because we will."

NOTE: T.I. is scheduled to begin a year-long prison sentence in March after pleading guilty to possession of three unregistered machine guns and two silencers.

He was already a convicted felon at the time of the offenses, of course, making the charges even worse. Just the spokesman Chris Brown needs right now.

Chris Brown, who will be arraigned March 5, boarded a private plane leaving L.A. on Monday. Rihanna is expected to leave L.A. soon if she has not already.

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Grey's Anatomy spoiler alert! After months of rumors that stars Katherine Heigl and T.R. Knight may be leaving the show, their co-star James Pickens, Jr., a.k.a. The Chief, has added fuel to the fire by sort of confirming they are:

"Yes, she is," he said when asked by Us Weekly if Heigl will exit the show that made them famous. "Wherever Katherine goes, I wish her nothing but the best."

Heigl on Today

As for Knight, Pickens said, "He's going too."

The network and studio say they cannot confirm anything, and Katherine Heigl's and T.R. Knight's personal reps have declined to comment on the subject.

However, an ABC source says, "There's no way [James Pickens] could know that, because nothing has been decided yet. Nothing has been written and [Heigl and Knight] are still working out what will happen next season with the network."

T.R. Knight and Katherine Heigl want out of Grey's Anatomy.

According to inside sources who work closely with Grey's Anatomy, it is likely that Heigl and T.R. Knight will make an exit at the end of the current fifth season.

Both have asked to leave. However, ABC needs to sign off on letting them out of their contracts, which extend six years, and that hasn't been done.

So why did Pickens say they are leaving?

"I don't think James meant to say what he did," one insider said. "I think he was thrown by the line of questioning and didn't realize what he was saying."

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Want to head for The Hills?

The glamorous, semi-scripted life can be yours for only $11,000 a month.

That's the going price for Lauren Conrad's two-story, 3,000 square foot home in West Hollywood, which is now available for rent after the reality star moved out.

It boasts 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a swimming pool, two fireplaces and a guest house that once saw Justin-Bobby and Audrina Patridge naked a lot.

Here's a photo of movers at LC's place (in case you didn't believe it) ...

Movin' Out

Since vacating Hollywood with BFF Lo Bosworth, LC is now residing in a high-rise condo in the L.A. neighborhood of Westwood. Click below to enlarge some Lauren Conrad pics taken when she arrived at her condo the other day.

The look on her face says it all. Either she was grossed out by the sight of celebrity gossip media crowding her car, or she smelled Spencer Pratt lurking nearby ...

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  • LC is Home

[Photo Credits: Splash News Online]

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The Hollywood Gossip's recap of The Bachelor is a rundown of our favorite (and least favorite) moments, with points awarded or deducted as we see fit. Last night, the four women took Jason to their hometowns. Let's get to it ...

Plus 5 for ABC subtly plugging Dancing with the Stars via Jillian Harris' mom's take on relationships: "Life is a dance and you learn as you go."

Minus 4 for Jillian literally mixing her cliches: "I literally catapulted off the couch. It was like a total cherry on the top of a perfect day."

In Michigan, Molly Malaney's dad offered her the best Guns n' Roses-themed advice of the evening: don't cry. Simple, yet profound. Plus 11. (Jillian's mom blew a chance to warn her about getting caught in November Rain... again.)

The Malaney hat box was great, too, leaving both Jason and Molly momentarily mortified. Plus 4. And Plus 3 more for Molly's adorable argyle sweater!

Minus 4 for mimosas in a Thermos. It's just weird, Naomi. But not as much as referring to Jason Mesnick as her "potential future husband" three times in 90 seconds.

Hector: There's just one God. Joanne: There are multiple lifetimes. Mmm. Minus 12 because this awkwardness sealed Naomi's fate long before the Rose Ceremony.

  • Jason and Jillian on The Bachelor
  • Jason and Melissa on The Bachelor

Canada's Jillian Harris was the big winner of the night, while Jason Mesnick received a bit of a surprise when Melissa Rycroft said her parents would not be participating.

A surprising Plus 13 for Melissa Rycroft's parents declining to participate on the show. No offense to Melissa for her decision to go on The Bachelor - thank goodness she did! - but you have to admire her folks' stance in a way.

Minus 5 at the same time, though, because they could support their daughter a little. They didn't even go to games when she was a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader? Her surprisingly low self-esteem for a girl so gorgeous makes sense now.

Plus 6 for Jason Mesnick keeping Melissa around in spite of this setback. Besides, her family's no-show still leaves them light years ahead of Naomi's family. Let's hear it for victory by omission! You wonder if Melissa Rycroft heard how Naomi's date went, decided she already had a rose in the bag and told her parents not to bother.

Obligatory Plus 3 for Chris Harrison and his dashing good looks.

A brief discussion of next week's previews: New Zealand? Really? Jealous. Plus 4. OMG, is there some doubt about Jason and Molly's chemistry? Minus 7. Okay, did Melissa not tell her folks she was even going on the show? Minus 2. Finally, re: DeAnna Pappas' return - if we're supposed to believe what we saw (and it's not ABC having a field day with us), DeAnna tells Jason she made a mistake - and he still has a chance with her?! Minus 13, because we don't buy it ... but totally Plus 35 because that would be, as Chris Harrison's voiceover says, "the most shocking twist in Bachelor history."

TOTAL: +36! A quick list of who's in and out on The Bachelor...

Roses received at ceremony: Molly, Melissa, Jillian.

Given the Heave-Ho By Jason Mesnick: Naomi.

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