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Lynne Spears feels she is to blame for her daughter Britney Spears' public meltdown last year - although that hasn't stopped her from trying to cash in!

At one point, Lynne debated accurately titling her autobiography It's All My Fault. In the end, she went with the vague, melodramatic Through the Storm.

"I can laugh about it now, but did I feel that way at the time? Yes, I did and, if I'm being totally honest, I still do," she told the UK's Daily Mail.

"When her life was such a success, what did she need me for? And when things took a turn for the worse, I was out, because other people - dancers, managers - were closer, and with her day and night. Being a mother, you can't help but have regrets about what you did and didn't do for your kids, and I'm no different."

Lynne Spears reflects on her greatest parenting achievements.

Follow the jump for many Lynne Spears quotes from her recent interview. This woman is definitely in the running for Top Sellout and Worst Parent of '08 ...

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Scott Ruffalo, the hairdresser brother of actor Mark Ruffalo, died last night after suffering a gunshot wound to the head last week. He was 39.

Beverly Hills Police Sgt. Renato Moreno confirmed to the AP that Scott died late Monday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

He had been battling for his life at the hospital in critical condition for the past seven days after being shot in his own Beverly Hills apartment.

Scott Ruffalo, middle, his brother Mark Ruffalo and Scott's wife Luzelena.

Two people thought to be involved in the attempted murder - presumably now murder - investigation, Brian Scofield and Shaha Mishaal Adham (below), have turned themselves in to the Beverly Hills Police Department as of yesterday.

Shaha Mishaal Adham, who police issued a warrant for yesterday afternoon, has officially been named a "suspect" while Brian Scofield is still being classified as a "person of interest" in the fatal shooting. He is being held on a traffic warrant.

Police so far have released no details on a possible motive for the shooting of Scott Ruffalo. More details as the story develops ...

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The new cover for Britney Spears’ forthcoming and super-catchy single “Circus,” the second from her new album of the same name, has been released.

As usual, a mix of hard core photoshop work and lighting make the singer look even sexier and hotter than usual! Props to the art department at Jive!

Britney Spears' album is expected to hit #1, selling around 500,000 units in its first week. That would make Circus the recovering star's fifth #1 album.

It's been quite a year for Spears, who began 2008 being strapped to a gurney a couple of times, only to bounce back with another #1 album, a documentary, three prestigious MTV VMAs, and a newfound respect for pants.

Keep up the good work, girl.

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Bitter memories of that Michael Buble naked cellphone pic fading with each day, the crooner still has a place in his heart for ex-girlfriend Emily Blunt.

"I will always love her. We're still friends," the sexy crooner told People after his sold-out show Friday night at New York's Madison Square Garden.

Luisana Loreley Lopilato de la Torre

Buble, 32, and the The Devil Wears Prada star, 26, broke up in July, having dated since 2005, when first stopped backstage to say hi after a concert.

The Golden Globe-winning actress has recently started dating The Office star John Krasinski. Bublé wishes her only well in her new relationship:

"I love that guy in The Office. He’s great."

How can you not love The Office quotes!

As for himself, Buble he's still looking for Ms. Right.

"I'm dating right now," he says. Ladies, take a hint and call.

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Step aside, Olsen Twins.

Take a hike, Kate Bosworth.

Minka Kelly Emmys Dress

Don't even front, Shenae Grimes.

You food-eschewing stars can officially worship a new queen: Rachel Zoe. Bow down, bitches! Just try not to get too close. Her bones could shatter on contact.

And we thought the Rachel Zoe Project was just a crappy reality show. Apparently it's an ongoing effort to see how long a human can starve itself without dying.

Here's the victim rocking her signature look, which she dubs "Rig Cage Chic," at last night’s Cracked X-Mas event in L.A. Lookin' good, Rachel. Lookin' GOOD!

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Rumored to have been cozy at a club last week, Amanda Bynes and Doug Reinhardt (of The Hills fame) made their affection clear at the Lakers game last night.

While Doug, who briefly dated Lauren Conrad before she decided he was too boring, was fairly into to the game, won by L.A. over Milwaukee by the score of 105-92.

Amanda, however, was much more interested in something else: Flirting. Hard.

Eventually, Doug Reinhardt got the hint and began caressing... his own knee. Ooh!

Doug Reinhardt, Amanda Bynes

'HARDT-TO-'HARDT: Having publicly sworn off dating actors, Amanda Bynes is in the clear with this mediocre minor league baseball player and one-time reality star.

He's a good-looking fella and seems nice enough, although he was kind of bein' a dick to Stephanie Pratt on The Hills for no reason, and LC had already decided he wasn't worth dating by that time. These are your red flags, Amanda.

We can't rip her new man too badly, though, lest we forget that Doug Reinardt's “charm is breathtaking.” So says Doug Reinhardt on DougReinhardt.com. Really.

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After Scott Ruffalo, brother of actor Mark Ruffalo, was tragically shot last week, he has been in critical condition, fighting for his life as local police have been actively seeking motives and suspects in the attempted murder case.

Now a warrant has been issued by Beverly Hills Police for Shaha Mishaal Adham, a woman sources say is related to members of Saudi Arabian royalty.

Shaha Mishaal Adham

Reports indicate that Shaha Mishaal Adham has already a hired high profile defense attorney, Keith Davidson, in preparation of what's sure to come.

Another "person of interest" in the case, Brian Scofield, is being investigated but has yet to be named as a suspect, according to Beverly Hills Police.

Our hopes are with Scott Ruffalo, who is still clinging to life after the shooting, which took place in his own Beverly Hills apartment last Monday.

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As 2008 winds down, it's time to reflect upon those - from household names to relative unknowns, from A- to D-list - who made this year so memorable.

The Hollywood Gossip is unveiling 10 finalists for its 2nd Annual Celebrity of the Year award. They've given us their best, their worst, even their nude pictures in some cases. Now it is time for us to give something back with this moving tribute.

We previously profiled the political Home-Wrecker or the Millennium, Rielle Hunter. Today, we present Celebrity of the Year finalist #9 … The Palin Family!

When Sarah Palin burst on the scene at the end of August as the Republicans' nominee for Vice President, she took the political and celeb gossip worlds by storm.

Rumors that Sarah's daughter Bristol was actually the mother of Sarah's son Trig led to the revelation that Bristol Palin was pregnant with boyfriend Levi Johnston.

While Sarah invigorated the GOP base and ignited a media firestorm, incredible sound bytes from SNL look-alike Tina Fey and the candidate herself soon followed.

What a great ride it was. Click to enlarge more photos of the self-styled maverick, hockey mom and Joe Six-Pack candidate, along with her husband and kids ...

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MEET THE PALINS: After an election-day thumping at the hands of Barack Obama and Joe Biden, Sarah and family are gone, but not forgotten. We can't wait for 2012.

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Let's hear it for true love in the celebrity gossip era!

Amy Winehouse's soon-to-be ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, is reportedly demanding £1 million to keep quiet about their wild and crazy marriage.

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Blake, who recently told reporters he blamed himself for Amy's decent into drugs, has been saying publicly that he wants nothing from the troubled star.

But various UK reports claim the junkie jailbird is threatening to spill the beans on his entertaining, chaotic and drug-fueled union to the "Rehab" singer.

We have to wonder what beans haven't been spilled already, and what negative impact a tell-all book could possibly have on Amy's image at this point.

But you go ahead and go for it, Blake!

The News of The World reports, "Blake has asked for £1 million from Amy's manager to walk away from their marriage and not write a tell-all book about it. He’s so two-faced. He just wants a pay-off. Money’s his driving force.”

Blake's mother, Georgette Fielder-Civi, is said to have jumped on the money train, demanding her son receive £3 million, "after all he’s been through."

That quote is funny on so many levels, we don't even have time to go there.

Last week, upon failing a drug test and therefore violating the terms of his early release from prison, Blake Fielder-Civil promptly fled rehab, visited Amy Winehouse in the hospital, got a "farewell bonk," and turned himself in to authorities.

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