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For Heidi Montag, her killer body didn't come easy. It required hitting the plastic surgeon's office gym with trainer Chad Waterbury regularly for months.

To get in shape for her airbrushed Playboy photos and her "live performance" at Sunday's Miss Universe competition, Heidi worked hard to look her best.

Fortunately, you can't gain singing talent like you can muscle tone.

Heidi's rendition of "Body Language" at the Miss Universe pageant was beyond bad, but the title of her crappy single is somewhat appropriate, given the time she spent getting into shape to pose for her weak set of PG-13 pics in Playboy.

"I definitely got in great shape for that, it's the perfect title considering everything!" she says. "In Playboy, you see the photos, but in Miss Universe, you see it live ... what my body looks like and what I've been working for."

Like a knockoff version of Britney Spears circa 2000, in other words.

WHAT DUMBBELL: Heidi Montag's workout (and airbrushing) works wonders.

Heidi and Spencer Pratt brag that their trainer "only trains professional athletes."

They should fit right in then, if being professional attention whores qualifies.

Her number one goal from the workout: to build a better behind. "I had just the flattest butt!" Heidi admits. "I wanted it to be pure muscle and be curvier. Playboy is very feminine, sexy, curvy and I really wanted to go for that look."

Follow the link if you actually want to read about Heidi's crappy workout. We can't imagine you do, but we just can't take this anymore right now.

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In light of Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes taking their relationship public last week, his estranged wife Brandi Glanville - who maintained her silence and stood by him for months - is now commenting to People left and right.

Brandi recalls when she and Cibrian went on double dates with LeAnn Rimes and her husband, Dean Sheremet, in Canada during the filming of Lifetime's Northern Lights, and even then she noticed a little flirting between the costars.

"We went to play pool, went for sushi, dancing," Brandi Glanville said, adding that while she's gotten used to women fawning over her handsome husband through the years, "this was different. It was a little more reciprocated."

At the same time, Glanville noticed how affectionate LeAnn was with Dean Sheremet: "They were very touchy-feely," she says. "They seemed happy. [But] I felt like it was almost like 'I love my husband. I'm not after your husband.'"

Eddie Cibrian, Brandi Glanville

Eddie Cibrian married Brandi Glanville in 2002. They have two kids.

After reports of Eddie Cibrian's affair with Rimes surfaced in March, he and Glanville sought counseling to try to salvage their marriage, and she stood by him.

But it was not to be.

"We were in therapy, but he never stopped talking to [LeAnn Rimes] so how could that have worked?" asks Glanville, clearly far from thrilled with Rimes, and who says she recently left her husband and plans to file for divorce.

Glanville says she's been "trying to get a hold of" Sheremet.

"I feel bad for Dean," Brandi says. "It's a horrible situation for him. I don't think he's ready to have a conversation about not being with her."

Eddie and LeAnn went public last week with a golf outing.

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While Jon Gosselin has become the most eligible bachelor around since his split from Kate Gosselin, the latter says she is not ready for romance.

"I am not yet divorced officially," she told Larry King on CNN's Larry King Live Tuesday when asked if she feels single. "I'm lonely, but very busy."

Asked if Jon is a good father, Kate paused a long time before saying: "Yes?"

Very convincing.

Pressed about why she paused, Kate elaborated that she knows Jon is a good father deep down, even if she disagrees with "some of his decisions."

Those would be Hailey Glassman, Kate Major, Stephanie Santoro, etc., etc.

Addressing how the couple's children are handling the split, Kate Gosselin said: "They are starting to understand the process [of divorce]. They are working through it the same way that Jon and I are. They're doing remarkably well."

Gosselin says that like any kids whose parents split, her children wish she and Jon were together, but for now, "My goal is peace and we've achieved that."

Still, Gosselin acknowledged that their life isn't always peaceful. She explained a recent encounter that resulted in the police being called to their home.

"It was not this huge fight," she said. "It was just a thing where I wanted to be there with the kids as opposed to a babysitter. He wasn't fond of that idea."

The babysitter in question? Stephanie Santoro, Jon's rumored play thing.

As for whether the show goes on, Kate would not speak for Jon, who would like to be done filming, but said she plans to keep shooting Jon and Kate Plus 8.

"Myself and the kids will continue the show," she said. "I signed my name to a contract and I am going to do my best to make that work as long as it is healthy for myself and the kids. There could be [another season] or there could not be."

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U.S. Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy passed away last night. He was 77.

He died at his home in Hyannis Port on Cape Cod, Mass., his family said in a statement. Kennedy was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor was diagnosed in May 2008.

“We’ve lost the irreplaceable center of our family,” the family said in the statement. “He loved this country and devoted his life to serving it.”

The Massachusetts Democrat's life was marked by triumph and tragedy, and for his evolvution from a dubious choice for high office nearly 50 years ago into one of the most influential political figures in U.S. history.

The trajectory of his public life had many dramatic swings, spanning the civil rights movement in the U.S. to the election of the first black president.

He gained entry into the U.S. Senate only after a seat opened up when brother John was elected president. Elected to his own term in 1962, he never left.

Edward M. Kennedy (1932-2009).

Barack Obama, when running for president, called him a “lion of the Senate” when he received his endorsement. The President said in a statement that he and wife Michelle Obama were “heartbroken” to learn of Kennedy’s death.

“An important chapter in our history has come to an end,” Obama said from Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, where he is appropriately vacationing this week.

“Our country has lost a great leader, who picked up the torch of his fallen brothers and became the greatest United States Senator of our time.”

Continue reading reactions to Kennedy's death ...

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Chris Brown was formally sentenced in Los Angeles today after accepting a plea deal to felony assault for beating the crap out of Rihanna in February.

His lawyer, Mark Geragos, named the community service program in Virginia in which Brown will be enrolling in a 52-week domestic violence program.

Brown was sentenced to five years probation and 180 days of community labor. Here are the terms of Chris' probation, as stipulated by the judge:

  • He is subject to search and seizure 24/7 for the next 60 months years. He can't own any dangerous weapon, including guns or knives. He must surrender any firearms in his possession within 24 hours.
  • Brown must personally come to court every three months during probation. The first appearance will be November 19.
  • Chris must report by phone every 72 hours as requested.
  • He must provide DNA samples as requested by authorities.
  • Chris must perform 180 days of community labor.
  • He must get approval before leaving the U.S.
  • Brown is ordered not to "harass, assault, threaten or molest" Rihanna. He can't have any contact, even on the phone or through a third person.

Chris Brown will not do time, but his probation terms are no joke.

Regarding the last item, Judge Patricia Schnegg said during the sentencing, "I am not immune to the chatter on the airwaves" - almost certainly a reference to reports that Brown and Rihanna are still talking or have even hooked up.

The judge says she means business and will consider it a probation violation and enforce the appropriate consequences if he does not abide by that order.

Do you think Chris Brown's sentence is fair?

 

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Juelz Santana, a rapper who's collaborated with Chris Brown, Sean Kingston and Cam'ron, among others, was arrested at his home in New Jersey this morning.

A woman told cops he threatened to kill her. Sounds like he and Ryan Jenkins could've been good friends. Teaneck, N.J., police showed up after she called 911.

The woman's relationship to Santana is unclear.

According to law enforcement sources, she did not need medical assistance, however she told police the threat was made in front of a child. Always a classy move.

The rapper was arrested with bail set at $300.

FAMILY JUELZ: What an upstanding citizen.

A rep for Santana said of the incident: "He has problems with the people in his complex, they hate on him because he is a rapper with big cars." Tell us about it.

The rep also said the woman he allegedly threatened is his "son's mother."

No joke.

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She may be lonely, pathetic and miserable (at least according to certain celebrity gossip tabloids who must have a personal vendetta against her), but Jennifer Aniston sure looks gorgeous in the new September issue of Elle magazine.

Honestly, why should we feel sorry for her again?

Oh, right, because she got divorced from Brad Pitt like four years ago and has had a few bad breakups since then, and this is completely unique to her.

Somehow, we think she'll live ...

40 and Beautiful

Someday, Jen will find Mr. Right. Even if she only dates famous guys to keep her profile high, as some nasty magazines say. We really don't know whether she is actually a pathetic, lonely person or if this just became her tabloid persona.

In any case, she's really nothing short of great looking at age 40.

Click to enlarge tons more Jennifer Aniston photos from Elle ...

  • Aniston Elle Cover
  • Janiston
  • Pathetic and Lonely
  • Aniston in Black and White
  • White Hot Jennifer
  • Poor, Lonely Jen
  • Pretty Jen

[Photos: Elle]

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After taking kids Jayden James and Sean Preston on a ride around Central Park, Britney Spears played the first of three shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City last night. Needless to say, the ring leader has not missed a beat.

Here's Britney steaming up the stage in more ways than one ...

Steamy Britney Picture

CALLIN' THE SHOTS: Let there be no doubt who the ring leader is.

Prior to the show, was spotted around the Big Apple giving out tickets to her concert. Britney then delighted the NYC masses with numerous costume changes and her hit songs as the exuberant crowd went absolutely wild.

Click to enlarge more Britney Spears Circus tour photos ...

  • So Studious
  • That's a New One
  • Wild Wild Hair
  • The Ring Leader in Action
  • Pink Boa
  • Circus at MSG

[Photos: Splash News Online]

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Amy Winehouse is suing Blake Fielder-Civil's mom, Georgette. Man. Just imagine the awkward silences at holidays once they get back together, which you know they will. Like Chuck and Blair on Gossip Girl, Amy and Blake are inevitable.

And likely under the influence of drugs at all times.

As the songstress reportedly pines for her ex-husband, her relationship with her former mother-in-law, always strained at best, hasn't exactly thawed.

An $80,000 lawsuit Wino filed against Georgette Fielder-Civil for selling one of her love notes to Blake to a tabloid newspaper likely won't help matters.

The grounds for said lawsuit? Copyright infringement. A source close to the star says: “Amy was furious the private letter was used to make money.”

Hopefully the trauma will help Amy Winehouse write some decent songs for the much-anticipated new album which she is totally not working on.

A. Wino Pic

As for Blake Fielder-Civil, does Amy really want to make it work?

After her surprisingly lucid appearance at the V Festival in England, A-Dubs told the UK Daily Mirror that she and Blake can still "make" their broken romance work even though Blake is having a love child with rehab fling Gilleen Morris.

News of Amy and Blake's reunion emerged last week after it was revealed she has been in contact over Facebook with the junkie, ostensibly as her cat.

Don't even ask.

Blake Fielder-Civil later said Amy called him at his rehab facility begging to fix their shattered relationship. Cross your fingers, people. Cross them hard.

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He's living it up as America's most eligible bachelor, but Jon Gosselin says he would rather punch the ol' clock instead of appearing on a reality show.

"I wish I had a 9-to-5 job instead of the nightmare I'm living. This is 24/7," he said yesterday, outside the $1.1 million mansion that TLC built.

"I don't even want to do taping for the show anymore."

If TLC has its way, he may get his wish fairly soon.

For now, at least, poor Jon Gosselin is stuck filming Jon and Kate Plus 8 and making promotional appearances to make as much money as possible.

"I have two houses and eight children to take care of and I need to work," he said, expecting us to feel sorry for his $75,000-per-episode salary.

He's also got to drop coin on Hailey Glassman and various other mediocre girls, don't forget. That amount just doesn't stretch as far as it used to.

Jon Gosselin wishes he could be a regular working stiff.

He's rumored to be in talks to star in his own reality show, but that's neither here nor there. Just feel sorry for him right now, dammit! He works so hard!

Later that day, Gosselin taped Jon & Kate Plus 8 with the kids at the Lower Heidelberg Fire Company in Berks County, Pa. The family threw a fund raising lemonade stand. Gosselin "smiled and posed with local young women."

Heh heh.

In an apparent dig at celeb gossip reporters following him, he wore a t-shirt with the words "Lies, Lies, Lies." What is he trying to say, we wonder ...

Jon also wore his trademark douchebag earing and sunglasses.

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