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The legal team for Katherine Jackson, the late Michael Jackson's mother, has asked a judge for the power to request info on her son's estate from the executors.

Lawyers for Katherine asked for authority to subpoena attorney John Branca and former music exec John McClain, the two men named by the pop icon in his last will as the executors. They want to interview them and search their records.

Michael Jackson (1958-2009)

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff will not respond to their request until Monday. On that day, he plans to consider a wide range of matters.

Some close to the situation have suggested that Joe Jackson is driving Katherine's legal challenges to the late singer's will, and that the family is divided.

Issues include whether the special administrators will continue their roles and whether an allowance will be granted to Katherine Jackson and Michael's three children, Prince Michael, 12, Paris Jackson, 11, and Blanket, 7.

Katherine Jackson was named guardian of Michael's three children.

Debbie Rowe is the biological mother of Prince and Paris. As for Blanket Jackson, his mom is unknown, though recent rumors suggest it may be Pia Bhatti.

Tuesday's filing was meant to expedite the process of obtaining "important personal, business and legal information and documents relating to Michael Jackson."

That's according to written statement from L. Londell McMillan, who is part of Katherine Jackson's legal team, in advance of the upcoming August 3 hearing.

They're also seeking "life insurance policies, settlements and disputes as well as agreements between temporary special administrators and Michael Jackson."

Time will tell whether Katherine Jackson is able to make her voice heard - and what the true agenda behind any of this is, as Michael's will seems clear cut.

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Friends and former Guns N' Roses band mates Slash and Steven Adler now have another thing in common - a restraining order against Lisa Jill Martin-Cahn.

Adler, the band's drummer from 1985-1990, alleges that the Oregon woman has hired at least three private investigators since 2008 to hunt him down.

According to Steven, this sketchiness was all done "under the ruse" that they were long lost lovers who met back in the early 90's. In rehab, natch.

Adler's documents, filed in L.A. County, say police who visited Cahn at her Oregon home last month found "unopened boxes of house ware items which Cahn stated [were] wedding presents for [her and Steven Adler's] upcoming marriage."

That's not weird or anything.

Former Guns N' Roses rockers Steven Adler, left, and Slash.

As for Slash, he claims Cahn contacted him and his family - including his mother-in-law - by phone and letter in desperate attempts to get in touch with Adler.

Not surprisingly, he is not a fan.

Both restraining orders were granted yesterday - Lisa Jill Martin-Cahn must stay at least 500 yards away from both rockers, their families, work, et cetera.

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Jon Gosselin has already gotten his own place and begun romancing a pair of mediocre new girls. Now it's Kate Gosselin's turn to secure a new love nest.

Kate is officially moving to Rockville, Maryland. Woo hoo! If she had any friends, they should totally sign her up to be the next star of The Bachelorette.

The affluent suburb of Washington, D.C. happens to be where bodyguard Steve Neild has his office. Just a block away from Kate's new place, it turns out.

All the better to "protect" her. If you know what we mean. We mean they were said to be having an affair. Though we also heard Jon made that up.

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Jon and Kate are splitting up - and splitting parenting duties. [Photo: Fame]

When one stays at the expansive Wernersville, Pa., house where their eight scarred-for-life kids remain, the other takes off to their individual apartments.

They'll barely have to see each other. How pumped is Jon?!

Jon has a condo in New York, where he pays $5,000 per month and has been living the bachelor life, hitting it with both Hailey Glassman and Kate Major.

In the past week alone, he's said that his heart is with Hailey Glassman, that he is in a relationship with Kate Major, and that he's single. What a player.

Who sucks more?

 

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In the wake of getting dumped hard by Tony Romo on the eve of her 29th birthday, Jessica Simpson has decided on the way to get the sweetest revenge.

Or OK! Magazine has at least decided on it for her so it can sell magazines.

Either way, Jessica Simpson is looking to sweat it out at the gym. Yay!

“Right after Tony ended things, Jessica Simpson said, ‘I want my old body back,’” a friend of the singer reveals in the new issue of the celeb news tabloid.

“She went into her kitchen, got a trash bag and started to clear it out.”

Jessica Simpson Diet

Jessica Simpson's "sexy body is back," people!

Getting rid of the bad food isn’t the only way she’s slimming down. Jessica, who was locked out of Tony Romo's gated community, has taken refuge multiple times at her friend and celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak’s fitness center.

“Jessica is serious about getting her body back into fighting shape,” her friend reveals. “Working out is helping to give her focus and clear her head."

Adds this supposed Jessica source, "It’s better than sitting around moping, throwing pity parties with ice cream sundaes.” Well yeah. But would she?

The results are starting to show - Jessica, whose weight gain has often been the subject of celeb gossip, dropped 10 pounds in just the first 10 days!

"She doesn’t want to give anyone reason to not take her seriously,” says the pal.

This pal is apparently unaware that it will take more than dropping 10 pounds for us to start taking her seriously, and that her figure was probably not the reason she got dumped. Being pathetic, needy and annoying? More likely.

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Britney Spears' ballooning ex-husband, Kevin Federline, has given his blessing to the pop star's new relationship with agent Jason Trawick.

The singer's budding romance has been the talk of her Circus tour.

Spears, who divorced K-Fed in 2006, and Jason Trawick have been an open secret for months. No interviews or photo shoots, but nearly inseparable.

Trawick has been at Spears' side throughout her ongoing Circus tour and was spotted joining the star on a vacation in the Bahamas earlier this year.

It's all good for former and aspiring reality show star Kevin Federline, who has now confirmed that his wife is enjoying her new, stable romance.

"I think it's great. I'm happy for her. I'm glad she's doing good," K-Fed eloquently told OK! Magazine. "The whole situation is good right now."

When Kevin Federline putts, Earth's gravitational pull shifts.

As for his own life, that is apparently "doing good" too. He certainly does not wake up every morning wondering where he's going to get his next meal.

What we are saying is, dude is gaining weight like a madman. Goodness.

"It's daddy weight!" his ex, Shar Jackson said in defense of fat K-Fed.

"When you are a full time parent, sometimes you can't focus entirely on yourself. If gaining a few pounds is your only problem, life's not too bad!"

Okay, sure. We say again, Victoria Prince, get your man on the treadmill.

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When the stars of two badly-scripted shows collide in a style showdown, there is no telling who prevails! Just kidding. Well, sort of. Eh, not really.

First, we have Lauren Conrad. The former star of The Hills and aspiring movie producer wore a Gypsy 05 maxidress to a charity event in early June.

Meanwhile, 90210 actress AnnaLynne McCord wore her tie-dyed silk dress for her 22nd birthday bash on the beach this month. It looks similar.

Who do you think wore it better? Tell us below ...

Lauren vs. AnnaLynne

Who wore this better?

 

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The Hills fans know this is not the first time Kristin Cavallari and Audrina Patridge have squared off. But this is less likely to end in cheating rumors and a screaming match, with the former declaring "you f*%ked with the wrong girl!"

No, this is merely a style showdown featuring bags.

For nights out in Hollywood, Audrina Patridge accessorizes her sexy party-girl style with a sleek patent Alexander McQueen purse. See photos below ...

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Meanwhile, The Hills' contrived new Lauren Conrad stand-in, Kristin Cavallari, prefers to tote her Alexander Wang bag everywhere from Hollywood to N.Y.C:

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These girls both know how to dress for all occasions, and are style stalwarts to be sure. But who do you think has better style? Chime in below ...

 

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Despite rumors that he had a girlfriend in Chicago the whole time, and that they broke up shortly after getting engaged on The Bachelorette last night, Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski are still together, in love and happy as can be.

Appearing as an engaged couple for the first time on Tuesday's "After the Final Rose" special, the future Mr. and Mrs. Ed Swiderski gushed about each other.

Looks like it's for real, too.

The pair announced that Jillian is moving to Chicago to live with Ed on September 1, and that they are planning on getting married within the next 12 months!

Ed Swiderski and Jillian Harris

Before the details on Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski, the "After the Final Rose" special killed a good amount time with an update on Melissa Rycroft.

Not that we don't love Melissa. We just know she was dumped by Jason Mesnick, went on Dancing with the Stars and got engaged to Tye Strickland.

A clearly uncomfortable Kiptyn Locke was then forced to relive his rejection at the hands of Jillian on The Bachelorette season finale. And it still hurt.

Kiptyn said he has no regrets about the events that transpired on The Bachelorette, and was very genuine in everything he said and did on the show.

Then it was Reid Rosenthal's turn on the hot seat. For him, there certainly were regrets, but not about his journey back to Hawaii, only prior to that.

Despite Reid's outpouring of emotion, Jillian said even if he had told her how he felt sooner, she still would have chosen Ed. Awkward, but honest.

A 12-year-old in the audience then asked Reid out. He declined, courteously.

Jillian Harris, Reid Rosenthal

Reid's first talk with Jillian since the season finale was no less difficult.

When it was finally Ed's turn to take the stage on "After the Final Rose," Jillian Harris beamed. Ed breathed a sigh of relief that they can finally "go public."

Ed Swiderski said he wanted to propose to Jillian after their date in Spain, and for whatever it's worth, they seemed rather smitten with one another on stage.

Finally, Chris Harrison called Ed out on his "mankini" shorts and an audience member asked him about his performance anxiety. No issues there, thankfully.

What do you think? Will Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski make it?

 

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People close to both Chris Brown and Rihanna are going out of their way to deny gossip about the exes secretly meeting up at a New York City hotel this week.

The rumor is not entirely unfounded, as it appears they both stayed in the same NYC hotel - the Trump International Hotel & Tower - unbeknownst to the other.

“Ri didn’t even know Chris was going to be in town, much less that he was in the same hotel,” said a friend of hers. “As for whether they are sneaking around together, she is not dumb, she would never mess around with him again.”

Chris Brown, who finally apologized for the savage beating he put on her in February, is also making sure that rumors tying the former lovers together are promptly shot down - although he has greater motivation to (probation).

Rihanna and Chris Brown did not meet up - but it was close.

“Chris is taking the court orders [to not get within 50 yards of his ex] seriously," said a Brown pal. "He has called Rihanna since discovering they were staying in such close proximity, but he has definitely not tried to see her.”

It's okay. We hear Kim Kardashian is available.

Since then, Brown has checked out of the Trump hotel, but remains in NYC for work: This week, he'll shoot the video for "Stronger," a duet with Mary J. Blige.

As for Rihanna, she's currently in the studio with Jay-Z and Kanye West working on her upcoming album. No collaborations with Chris Brown on the horizon.

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Former actress and Hollywood's #1 train wreck, Lindsay Lohan, is rumored to be on the wish list of the producers of I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here.

Sounds like a good casting fit, only I'm a Celebrity would have a pretty hard time manufacturing the kind of drama she ends up causing nightly in real life.

She of the fiery crotch was caught on video having another epic meltdown on the steps of girlfriend Samantha Ronson’s house at 5 a.m. over the weekend.

From what we can gather amid the screaming and sobbing, Lindsay Lohan apparently had been waiting there for hours. When Sam finally gets home, she cries, freaks and starts accusing her of lying about her whereabouts. It only got uglier.

This would almost be sad and depressing if it weren't so darn funny. Can it be both at the same time? Follow the jump to watch Lindsay losing it again ...

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