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Teaming up with Hilton Hater to bring you the latest celebrity news, Hollywood rumors and gossip since 6/6/06.

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Her beloved Boston Celtics were eliminated in the previous round, but rabid NBA fan Ellen Pompeo and husband Chris Ivery will settle for their second favorites.

Count them among the growing ranks of celebrity L.A. Lakers fans.

Here's the Grey's Anatomy actress and her husband of a year and a half at Game Five of the Western Conference Finals at the Staples Center on Wednesday ...

Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery are locked in on the action.

Ellen and Chris got engaged on her birthday on November 10, 2006 and tied the knot exactly a year later in 2007. Michael Bloomberg officiated at the wedding.

The pregnant star is showing some signs of a baby bump, and it is awfully cute. Follow the jump for a photo of her glowing outside the Lakers-Nuggets game ...

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Ha, no, not the one in which he decided it would be cool to use Rihanna's face as a speedbag and left her unconscious in his rented Lamborghini.

This is a different beating, and Brown's fists were not involved - just his bodyguards'.

On the most recent stop on his Act Like a Tool / Return to Public Life Tour, Chris Brown played some pickup basketball with NBA star Shaquille O'Neal.

No violence broke out there - but according to a photographer, what took place on an L.A. basketball court back in March was quite a different story.

According to the new lawsuit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, the celebrity gossip photographer claims it all went down just weeks after the Rihanna incident, when he shot a photo of Chris Brown playing b-ball with his friends.

The photographer claims Chris' bodyguards yelled at him - so he tried to leave the gym ... but an L.A. Fitness employee tried to block his escape.

He then fell down a stairwell, which allowed the bodyguards to catch up with him - where they, "picked him up by his shorts and physically assaulted him."

The man claims he was a paying member at the gym and had every right to be there. He is suing Chris Brown and LA Fitness for assault and battery, false imprisonment, infliction of emotional distress, negligence and premises liability.

Interestingly, this is the same guy who attempted to sue Pierce Brosnan over a violent incident with the star in Malibu - but that case was dismissed.

Chris Brown lawyer, Mark Geragos, said in a statement: "The is a specious and frivolous lawsuit by one of the paparazzi seeking publicity and a payday. He's done this before and lost. We will vigorously defend against this."

Can't wait for Brown and Bow Wow's lame video statement on this story.

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Nadya Suleman is home from the hospital following uterine surgery and resting at her home, according to her unofficial mouthpiece, Radar Online.

Like soulmate Kate Gosselin, she of the giant vadge is now free to ignore her kids at will while devoting her time to cashing in on her quasi-fame.

Octokid

The infamous 33-year-old mother of 14 humans needed the procedure after her doctors discovered benign fibroid tumors on the wall of her uterus.

Her operation was initially scheduled two weeks ago; however, the surgeons at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center stopped the procedure after Suleman suffered internal bleeding. She returned days later to have the tumors removed.

Nadya Suleman looks like any other parent in this photo, nursing her child ... until you realize she has 13 more, or the cameras leave and she ignores them all.

That must have been a traumatic experience for Nadya. Surgery is no fun. Oh well, at least it's over with. And it made her even more fertile.

While Octomom has been in the hospital, the famed octuplets, born in January, and her six older children have been in the care of nannies.

The nannies have been in the care of California taxpayers.

The woman has no job.

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Despite pretty much falling off the planet since losing to Taylor Hicks on American Idol a few seasons ago, Katharine McPhee was overwhelmed by a pack of ravenous paparazzi while out and about in Los Angeles earlier this month.

Fortunately, the 25-year-old wife of Nick Cokas was rescued by a random homeless woman, Quween. It was apparently quite the spectacle.

As a result, FunnyOrDie.com has paired the celebrity with her unlikely savior in a faux infomercial promoting Quween's versatile services.

Celebrities from A-to-Z-list should not hesitate to consult this lunatic when it comes to all their pressing, paparazzi protection needs.

Would you want to mess with Quween?

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Paris Hilton says her boyfriend, Doug Reinhardt, won't be appearing on MTV's The Hills again. She also thinks the reality series pretty much sucks, and knows a lot about it despite claiming she has never actually watched it.

"The show is, like, so lame and fake. He doesn't even want to be a part of it," the ho-tel heiress told Us Weekly at the Fifi Awards in New York.

Not that he had much of a choice, after The Hills' star, Lauren Conrad, dumped him on the show for being so effing boring. Details, right?

Doug Reinhardt then pursued Stephanie Pratt for reasons unknown to any straight male with a pulse, which pissed off LC and viewers alike.

But Hilton says the show portrayed Doug "in a way he's not."

Mmm. We give this statement about as much credence as Paris' tear-filled recollection of how her most "intimate moments" of night vision sex with Rick Salomon while on the phone were released to the public (making her rich and famous, natch).


"They make up relationships when they’re not there, and he just thinks it's lame," Hilton continued. "I've never seen the show in my entire life. I have no idea what it's about. But he just thought it was cheesy."

True ... it's not nearly hard core enough for Doug. The man likes public bathroom sex, for crying out loud. Dinner and drinks with LC ain't cutting it.

Reinhardt's reality days aren't entirely over, though. He will appear on the second season of Paris Hilton's My New BFF, which debuts June 2 on MTV.

"It was great," the tramp said. "He was always on set every single day, giving fun ideas. With him there, he always gave the most amazing ideas."

They actually hired him as a producer to be on BFF Dubai [Hilton filmed a version of her reality show there]. They loved his ideas so much."

We're not surprised. Doug Reinhardt's charm is quite breathtaking ... according to Doug Reinhardt, on the official website of Doug Reinhardt.

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We've seen it all before, but a photo of Carla Bruni nude is expected to fetch a high price when it goes up for auction in Berlin, Germany, next week.

Only 10 copies exist of the risque image of the French First Lady taken by photographer Pamela Hanson in 1994, the height of Carla Bruni's modeling fame.

At the time, she was 26 and dating Rolling Stones legend Mick Jagger.

What would Michelle Obama say about her fellow First Lady fashion icon?

The intimate, black-and-white, nude image of the 41-year-old wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy is 16' x 24' and entitled "Carla Bruni In Bed."

Though provocative, the latest picture is less revealing than the full-frontal photo of Carla Bruni naked which fetched a staggering £60,000 a year ago.

A nude sketch of the First Lady is also being sold in Paris next month as part of an exhibition of glamour girls called "Pin-Up." Certainly a worthy title!

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Embattled music superstar Britney Spears appears to have gotten her $h!t together of late, at least in comparison to the Lost Years of 2005-2007.

Embarking on a successful worldwide Circus tour, staying out of the psych ward and taking the kids on vacation in the Bahamas - life's going well.

There are still glimmers of the crazy, however - and let's just this incident was the opposite of her famous concert wardrobe malfunction from April.

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The celebrity recently sat down for an Elle magazine shoot, a New York Post spy says, and it was a big mess. Literally. According to the report:

"They dressed her in all these beautiful couture clothes - and, well, let's just say she forgot what time of the month it was. It wasn't pretty."

That is so gross. Yet we are not entirely shocked.

If we knew, waking up this morning, that there would be a story going around about a star menstruating on clothes during a photo shoot, Britney Spears definitely would have been our first guess. We would also have called in sick.

On the flip side, at least she didn't let her dog defecate on the clothes, as she did at an OK! Magazine shoot last year. At least we assume not.

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Usher sat courtside with him at an NBA playoff game.

Bow Wow helped him shoot an asinine YouTube video.

Chris Brown Halloween Costume

Now Shaq invites him to hoop it up on his private court.

Apparently Chris Brown is officially out of celebrity exile.

For months, no one (well, except that jackass T.I.) would even comment on the fact that Chris Brown allegedly beat Rihanna to an unconscious, bloody pulp.

But now he's all over the celebrity scene, like the whole thing never happened.

Dude still hasn't apologized or even shown the decency to lay low until his felony case is settled in court. Nice to see him welcomed back with open arms.

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When it comes to her blonde hair, The Hills' Heidi Montag typically prefers a head full of waves with the volume amped up to 11 – if you know what we mean.

We mean showing as much of it as possible. You can't tame that mane!

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However, sometimes she opts for a change of pace. During a recent lunch in Beverly Hills with her grandmother-in-law (Spencer Pratt's Nana), the newlywed kept her hair on the straight-and-narrow, condensing it into a sleek style.

Which hairstyle do you prefer? Tell us in the survey below:

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Hey, don't we all? Janis Winehouse says her songbird daughter has turned to booze to "overcome the boredom of being away from her friends" while in St. Lucia.

Never mind that Amy seems to make plenty of friends in St. Lucia, or that she could easily return to the UK at any time, since she has no job. But whatever.

Earlier this month, Winehouse shocked fans (but not us, in the least) with an erratic performance at a jazz festival on the Caribbean island and was hospitalized.

Dehydration, a.k.a. an epic bender, had taken its toll.

Perhaps all Amy needs is some familiar faces around to make her relax ... just not Blake Fielder-Civil, of course. Janis Winehouse told Closer magazine:

"Two of her closest friends are going over to try to calm her down a bit. I think it will make a big difference because in the past few weeks she's bored."

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A surprisingly lucid Amy Winehouse and her mum, Janis.

"Amy knows her drinking caused the [disastrous performance]. Of course her band is frustrated, but even they can't stop her," the elder Wino said.

Amy's dad, Mitch Winehouse, has supported the Grammy-winning singer throughout her addiction problems but Janis says he is "now having time out from her."

"He hasn't cut her off," she said. "But he's taken a step back."

Last week Amy pulled out of a gig to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Island Records - forcing about the 482nd apology from her management.

However, Janis remains confident that her daughter will beat the booze.

She said: "It's just another one of Amy's addictions getting the better of her. It is just another demon she has to beat. She came off drugs on her own so I know she'll stop drinking. It has to be her decision though, no one else can stop her."

Never mind that she "came off drugs" by becoming a full-blown alcoholic and pothead. A parent can convince herself of just about anything, it seems.