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As we reported yesterday, Heidi Pratt was rushed to the hospital, with what is now being called gastric ulcer, after being confined, with husband Spencer Pratt, to a dark room for a day and a night with only water, rice and beans.

It was designed as punishment by producers of I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, after Speidi left the set after one whole episode, only to beg for a second shot.

2009 Heidi

Numerous, varied accounts of what happened during Spencer and Heidi's confinement are circulating online, and we've got the latest for you now.

One cast member reports NBC execs tried to convince Heidi Pratt (also known as Heidi Montag), who is now out of the hospital and on medication, to stay on the Celebrity set rather than take an ambulance to a hospital for treatment.

Paul Telegdy, NBC's Executive V.P. of Alternative Programming, admitted that Heidi and Spencer were thrown into isolation as punishment, adding, "...They are now going to be examined, and their value system utterly deconstructed."

In the wake of the drama, other cast members want out of I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, but their passports have been taken away and they are under guard.

Spencer Pratt has reportedly fired his lawyer (who wanted him to stay on the show) and is now planning to sue NBC over the show. Spencer and Heidi now want out - for good - but they signed a contract with NBC to do the show.

Spencer says he was tortured by NBC and plans on suing the network.

ITV, the company that produces I'm a Celebrity, says Spencer's claims are "untrue," adding, "The health of the celebrity participants are of the utmost importance."

ITV adds a medic and doctor are there all the time and "allegations of the celebrities being deprived of food and water are completely untrue."

Folks behind the scenes also say that when Spencer and Heidi Pratt quit the show last Monday, they stayed in hotels for three days. Sources say there were no critters where they stayed, other than the usual bugs in Costa Rica.

They were indoors at all times protected from the elements, even as other cast members have been sleeping outside in thunderstorms. Moreover, Speidi was never in any danger and slept most of the time, and no one was held against their will.

Who's telling the truth and who's full of it? Like The Hills, are the facts blurred and somewhere in between? Guess we'll have to stay tuned to find out.

NBC 1, THG 0.

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She has recently been linked to Star Trek hottie Chris Pine, but has Audrina Patridge already moved on – and turned her attention to an ex-boyfriend?

Fortunately, we are not talking about Justin-Bobby. No, Audrina was spotted with an ex who actually showers and can formulate a complete sentence.

In Las Vegas for her brother Mark's birthday, The Hills star was spotted cuddling up to and kissing her former beau, Australian BMX rider Corey Bohan.

The hot Carl's Jr. spokeswoman, who wore a gold-and-black bikini, and Bohan "were by each other's side all day and they were sneaking kisses," an observer said. "He had his arm around her in their cabana and they definitely seemed together."

Audrina Patridge and Corey Bohan at Tao Beach in Las Vegas.

Later, the two were spotted at Tao Nightclub, and the PDAs continued. In an upstairs VIP box, Audrina spent the night sipping vodka and sitting on her man's lap.

Corey Bohan and Audrina Patridge dated for several months last year before she decided to break it off with him and given another chance to loser J-Bobby.

She recently caused a stir when she hooked up with The Hills co-star Brody Jenner in Hawaii, and had also been linked to Tal Cooperman in the recent past.

Here are a few more pics of Audrina Patridge from the weekend ...

  • Audrina Bikini Pic
  • Just a Little More ...

[Photo Credits: TMZ.com]

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With last night's overtime victory over the Orlando Magic, Kobe Bryant's Los Angeles Lakers are just two wins away from an NBA championship.

Meanwhile, the NBA star's attorneys are gunning for a victory of their own - one that would prevent his former maid from blabbing to the media.

Kobe, Vanessa

Kobe and his wife, Vanessa Bryant, are in a dog fight with Maria Jimenez - who filed papers Friday citing California's anti-SLAPP statute and essentially asking a court for permission to trash the Bryants, publicly, to anybody who will listen.

That's normally a rite of passage when it comes to suing celebrities, except for the fact that she signed a confidentiality agreement when she was hired.

Vanessa Bryant: So in love with Kobe. So allegedly crazy.

Maria Jimenez is suing the Bryants, claiming Kobe's wife Vanessa defamed, harassed, and even physically abused her during her tenure as their housekeeper.

The accusation that stinks most (har har) for the Bryants is that Vanessa made Maria dig deep into dog $h!t to retrieve the price tag for a blouse at one point.

Kobe's attorney says Jimenez is dreaming if she thinks the confidentiality agreement isn't binding. Doug Mirell says that pact is solid as a rock, so stay tuned.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama enjoyed a romantic date night in Paris, France, dining in the famed city just steps from the Eiffel Tower.

Dining at the neighborhood bistro La Fontaine de Mars, the President and First Lady shared the restaurant with other diners - and a large security contingent.

Beautiful Michelle Obama Photo

"We couldn't see him, but apparently he ordered the lamb," a patron who tried to get a glimpse of the first couple from outside the bistro said.

"[Officials] literally turned the city upside down - with traffic stopped all over - so he could have a 'quiet dinner with his family,'" said another witness.

The whole Obama family traveled across the Atlantic this time.

After dinner, Michelle and Barack Obama took a ride along the Seine River before retreating to the U.S. ambassador's residence, according to the AP.

Earlier in the day, the couple's two adorable daughters, Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, joined their parents for a sightseeing trip to Notre Dame Cathedral.

The trip marks the first international excursion for the girls since their father became president in January. They seemed to enjoy their time there.

The Obamas are in France to commemorate the 65th anniversary of D-Day, the allied invasion of Normandy in WWII that resulted in victory in Europe.

Follow the link for more Michelle Obama photos!

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Former star of The Hills and recent Dodgers pitcher Lauren Conrad may have said her goodbyes to the reality show that made her famous, but that does not mean she can't still laugh at the faux drama with the rest of us.

LC herself stopped by Saturday's "The Hills: A Staged Reading," put on by the Upright Citizens Brigade, and enjoyed the show alongside fans and comics alike.

Even better? Private Practice star Kate Walsh played the role of Conrad, the recently retired Hills beauty and leading lady, and Lauren couldn't get enough.

Throughout the evening, Walsh performed an uncanny impersonation of Conrad's trademark facial expressions and infamous lines from The Hills, including:

  • "Tell me if he's cute 'cause I'm drunk."
  • "You're a bad person. That's reality."
  • "I want to forgive you, and I want to forget you."

The real Lauren sat just rows away, laughing at Walsh ... and thus herself.

  • LC in Blue
  • K. Walsh

Lauren Conrad was the butt of many jokes on Saturday, but you know you've made it when Kate Walsh impersonates you on stage. [Photos: Fame Pictures]

The Upright Citizens Brigade, a renowned improvisational theater group in NYC and LA, kept the mood light, offering this amusing (and truly accurate) introduction as it prepared to lampoon The Hills and its cute, catty stars:

"You've seen Shakespeare, you've seen Mozart, now experience the work of the greatest geniuses of our time. It's Heidi vs. Lauren and it's really, really important."

We couldn't have said it better ourselves.

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For about three months following his "alleged" brutal assault on Rihanna on February 8, Chris Brown was content to lay low as his lawyer did the talking.

In late May, for whatever reason, his self-imposed exile ended.

Rihanna and Abusive Boyfriend

Chilling with Usher, balling with Shaq, posing lame YouTube shout-outs and leaking a set of cute, post-coital pics of himself with Rihanna, the embattled star has embarked on a PR blitz of sorts even as he faces serious felony charges.

But if Chris Brown really wants us to believe he "ain't a monsta," maybe he should start by not being a tool and posing like a complete thug in pics like this.

Just a thought.

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Following in the footsteps of BFF Whitney Port, who did these honors a few weeks back, Lauren Conrad threw the first pitch Saturday at L.A.'s Dodger Stadium.

Wearing a Dodgers cap and customized jersey, LC demonstrated good form, even if she throws a little like a girl. Which we suppose is okay if you are a girl.

The retired star of The Hills, who was cheered on by actor boyfriend Kyle Howard, brought luck to the home team, which beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 3-2.

Here's LC throwing the high heat ...

Having bid farewell to The Hills May 31, the unemployed, but still cute and marketable Lauren Conrad auditions for a spot in the Los Angeles Dodgers bullpen.

Click to enlarge more pics of Lauren Conrad's Dodger debut last night, with a bonus pic of LC and Kyle Howard at Thursday's NBA Finals game, also in L.A. See how she stacks up against other hurlers in our gallery of celebrity Dodger fans!

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Pete Doherty has not been heard from in ages.

Fittingly, the supposed rocker and one-time celebrity gossip site regular has returned to prominence by taking part in the two things he does best:

  • Taking drugs.
  • Getting arrested.

The former boyfriend of Kate Moss was arrested in Switzerland this weekend after being accused of taking drugs on a British Airways flight.

Peter Doherty was detained on arrival in Geneva after cabin staff found him slumped in a toilet on board. He was escorted back to his seat (in economy class, talk about a sign of the times) where he was apparently intoxicated.

A member of the cabin crew found a hypodermic needle in the toilet and the pilot called police to meet the plane when it arrived in Switzerland.

A passenger told the UK's Sunday Mail: “A few people on the plane recognized Pete, who went to the bathroom more than halfway into the flight. He had been in there about 25 minutes when the announcement came for the crew to prepare for landing."

“The crew knocked on the door but Pete didn’t come out."

"They eventually managed to get in there about 10 minutes before we landed. Pete was taken back to his seat and he just looked completely out of it. One of the crew took a needle out of the toilet wrapped in a tissue.”

He was fined but allowed to play his gig before returning to London.

We recommend that the authorities order Pete to go into exile along with Amy Winehouse in St. Lucia for maximum entertainment value.

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As if they weren't dealing with enough in the wake of his tragic death, the family of David Carradine is now "profoundly disturbed" by the publication of a photo that appears to be Carradine hanging in his Bangkok hotel room.

The shocking photo - which Thai police believe was taken by the forensics team - appeared on the cover of a Thai celebrity gossip tabloid called Thai Rath.

The photo shows a naked body, presumably that of David Carradine, suspended from a bar in a closet, with his hands apparently bound together above his head.

The paper did not identify the source of the image.

The suspicious death of David Carradine (1936-2009) remains shrouded in mystery, with an alleged photo of the actor's hanging marking the latest development.

The photo has yet to be published by any additional tabloids or websites.

Thai police have since said that accidental suffocation may be the cause of the actor's death after they discovered a rope around Carradine's genitals.

Tattoos on the lower half of his nude body can be seen.

Sources close to the actor told Radar Online that he had a history of engaging in auto-erotic asphyxiation, a sexual practice often involving a rope around the neck.

In response to the image, Carradine's brother Keith released a statement that says:

"The family of David Carradine wants it understood that, per attorney Mark Geragos, any persons, publications or media outlets will be fully prosecuted for invasion of privacy and causing severe emotional distress if the photos are published."

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Looks like Britney Spears has one less legal scuffle to come home to.

Attorneys for the singer hare making an absolute killing these days, but at least they've finally achieved some results to justify their seven-figure fees.

Britney Spears From Behind

A lawsuit brought by a manager Spears worked with years ago, and who said she broke her agreement to pay him commissions until 2008, has been settled.

The "Toxic" singer, now touring in London, worked with Johnny Wright until 2003, according to the suit, and she stopped cutting him checks at the end of '06.

Terms of the settlement were not disclosed, per the Los Angeles Times.

[Photo Credit: Fame Pictures]

Also on Friday, Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Reva Goetz, who has been overseeing Spears' conservatorship and approving money exchanges right and left, signed off on another $193,000 in legal fees to be paid by Spears' estate.

Britney Spears had the night off between shows at London's O2 Arena, where she's performing eight times before the Circus hits Manchester's M.E.N. Arena.

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