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Is the Upper East Side ready for more star power? We'll find out as Hilary Duff is coming to Gossip Girl for a guest role this fall, according to Entertainment Weekly.

The actress-designer-pop singer will play Olivia Burke, a movie star (typecasting lives) who enrolls at NYU in search of the traditional college experience.

Lauren Conrad, Hilary Duff

Her character will room with the unpopular Vanessa (Jessica Szohr) at the college. Duff will debut in this season's fourth episode, slated to air October 5.

Gossip Girl producers spotted an opening in Duff's schedule after NBC passed on her comedy pilot Barely Legal. She was to play a lawyer in it, of course.

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Whitney Port's "friend" Erin Lucas will not be returning to MTV's The City.

The NYU grad, who appeared on The Hills spinoff's first season, shot some scenes for the upcoming second season but will no longer be on the show.

The City Trio

"It never hurts to try something new, but when you're born to do something, chances are you're going to wind up doing it no matter where you detour," her rep said.

The overdramatic release continued: "The latest proof comes from Erin Lucas, who loved her hosting career and never meant to stray ... until The City beckoned."

"It was nice while it - and her friendship with Whitney Port - lasted."

"But it was hosting she loved, and it is to hosting she returns, blowing kisses to all as she departs the series for her hosting home turf."

Note to rep: No one even knows who Erin Lucas is.

Erin Lucas - whose previous hosting credits include mtvU - has received new job offers and is working on other projects, including a video podcast, called "Style Lounge."

Why the sudden departure? Sources say Lucas was completely uninteresting and MTV wanted to bring in party girls to stir up fake drama had a falling out with Port.

Someone named Samantha Swetra has been brought in to replace Lucas.

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We know little about this video of Bar Refaeli naked.

Okay, even that was an exaggeration. We know nothing about this video of Bar Refaeli naked, other than that it is in black and white, and features the supermodel rolling around in seductive poses while some music plays in the background.

As for what purpose it was made, we have no clue.

But it also doesn't matter. It's Bar Refaeli. Wearing no clothing. By definition, it's already a winner - and we imagine that when you take a look at it, you won't disagree.

Follow the jump to see this work of art, and let us know if you know anything about why or where the Bar Refaeli naked video was shot. Well, we think we know why ...

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Alleged singer and actress Jessica Simpson touched down in Washington, D.C., Tuesday to support her boyfriend Tony Romo, who will be playing in the AT&T National Pro-Am celebrity golf tournament with Tiger Woods later this week.

She also supported cleavage, as you can see.

Jessica Simpson's flowy, floral dress seemed to be missing a very large piece of fabric in the chestal region, but hey, no complaints. If she wears this on her worthless new reality show, maybe 20 or 30 people will tune in.

Floral Fashion

As for the Dallas Cowboys quarterback, he was out promoting his Starter line of sports products. Prior to that, he took batting practice at a Yankees game with a 10-year-old leukemia patient he met through the Starlight Children's Foundation.

No word on whether he actually made it through an entire public appearance with no one asking if he got Jessica Simpson pregnant lately.

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While we won't know Michael Jackson's official cause of death for several weeks, but the King of Pop's nutritionist, Cherilyn Lee, says she warned the pop icon about certain drugs just five days before he died from cardiac arrest.

In an interview with ABC News, Lee, who is also a registered nurse, said Jackson was suffering terribly from insomnia and practically begged her for Diprivan - the brand name for Propofol, an anesthetic normally administered in hospitals.

"He said, 'Find me an anesthesiologist - I don't care how much money they want - find me an anesthesiologist to be with me here overnight and give me this IV.'"

Cherilyn Lee said the 50-year-old singer complained his body felt cold on one side and hot on the other, and that she told him of the potentially lethal side effects, including cardiac arrest if combined with other prescription drugs.

"I said, 'This is not a safe medicine, please don't take this. I've been around you long enough now, Michael, I love you as family. I would not give this to anyone.'"

A practitioner of holistic medicine, Cherilyn Lee said she has worked with many celebrities. She met MJ in January and mainly treated his children for colds.

While Jackson seemed to be adamant about getting his hands on Diprivan, Lee admitted she never actually saw him take the drug. When she asked him what doctor may have prescribed him the sleeping agent in the past, he wouldn't say.

Investigators for the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office have confirmed to E! News that they confiscated drugs from Jackson's rented Holmby Hills house where he passed away, but refused to identify which substances were found.

Media speculation has focused on Dr. Conrad Murray, Jackson's personal physician, who discovered the superstar unconscious in bed and administered CPR.

Edward Chertoff, an attorney for Murray, said over the weekend denying that his client did not Jackson certain painkillers, specifically Demerol and OxyContin. He made no mention of Diprivan or Lidocaine, also reportedly found at the house.

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Austin, Tex., resident Laurel Kagay was just minding her own business and watching The Bachelorette Monday. Then suddenly, her name was mentioned.

In a hilariously staged return, ousted suitor Jake Pavelka came back to tell Jillian Harris that Wes Hayden, a remaining contender, had a girlfriend.

Her name is Laurel, Jake told Jillian and millions of viewers. Wes denied he is dating her. Jake ratted him out anyway. Laurel Kagay sat in shock at home.

“I was like, ‘What?’” Laurel told People in an interview today. “There was this pause before he said my name - and then he said it quite a few times.”

Laurel Kagay, owner of Peach Body Boutique in Austin, would like to clear the air on this topic, which has dominated the contrived Bachelorette for weeks.

She dated Wes Hayden for three years, but they are broken up, and have been for quite a while now. The two became strictly friends a year ago, she said.

“I’m absolutely not with Wes, nor would I be with Wes if he were going on a show to be with another girl,” she says. “That’s absolutely crazy.”

So how did Jake Pavelka get things mixed up?

“I think he was paid by the producers to come on the show and confront Wes definitely upset about not being on the show anymore,” Laurel theorized.

Wes Hayden, Jillian Harris

Laurel Kagay insists that she and Wes Hayden - who has caught considerable flak for romancing Jillian Harris while supposedly dating Laurel - are not an item.

“And I think Wes did say something about his ex-girlfriend. Maybe he said he still cares about me or whatever. Maybe Jake blew that into something else.”

However, Laurel Kagay admits, “We are really good friends and we do go out to lunch together, so I could see how people could think we’re together.”

Oddly enough, Laurel is also linked to another famous name in The Bachelor franchise - Brad Womack, the Texan who chose no one on his season finale.

Laurel Kagay has also dated Collin Evans, who was briefly a contender on The Bachelorette’s third season with Jen Schefft. Sounds like she has a type!

As for Wes Hayden, who The Bachelorette has presented as the ultimate bad boy, Laurel says, “They have not shown Wes’ real personality at all. He’s so funny. When we were together, we were always laughing and having fun."

"I never worried about him cheating on me.”

“She seems to have fun and has a good personality,” Laurel says of Jillian Harris, “and he’s really fun and funny. Too bad all this craziness had to go down.”

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Newlywed Kendra Wilkinson, who tied the knot with Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett at the Playboy Mansion Saturday, was no bridezilla.

But she was not shy about giving her bridesmaids (Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt among them) or brother Colin, who gave her away, the play-by-play.

"I'm stepping, I'm stepping, stepping," the E! reality star informed her bridesmaids as she made her way down the mansion's steps prior to the wedding.

"Colin, Colin, shuffle your feet, don't walk," Kendra told her bro. "Shuffle your feet. Gotta shuffle. I gotta shuffle my feet. This dress is getting in my way."

Of course, no Kendra Wilkinson event would be complete without that painful laugh, and her wedding vows had a quality one, along with a mini-blunder.

Still, all her regimented work paid off in the end. Check out the video below, and follow the link for our gallery of Kendra Wilkinson wedding photos!

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An extremely dangerous, potent drug used for surgical anesthesia was found at Michael Jackson's residence after he died ... and may well what killed him.

According to TMZ, Propofol was confiscated at his home. A source said, "There is no conceivable way this drug can be properly prescribed for home use."

Michael, Prince and Paris Jackson

Some facts about this dangerous drug:

  • Propofol can only be administered with an IV.
  • The drug is used to put people under anesthesia before surgery.
  • It is extremely powerful, and only available to medical personnel.
  • Propofol burns and the drug Lidocaine is used to reduce the pain associated with the Propofol injection. Lidocaine was found near Jackson's body.
  • One of the major side-effects of Propofol can be cardiac arrest if it's taken in combination with narcotic painkillers. However, some sources suggest that Propofol is so powerful it can stop someone's heart on its own.

In the wake of Michael Jackson's death, a registered nurse has come out and said the star begged her for the drug Diprivan - the brand name for Propofol.

She says he needed it for insomnia but she declined to supply it.

Sources say that Propofol is so inappropriate and reckless for home use, if a doctor facilitated it for Michael Jackson and it caused his death, he or she could even be prosecuted for manslaughter under certain circumstances.

This is not to say the icon's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, administered this drug or anything else, only what TMZ's sources say about Propofol.

While a drug overdose has been widely speculated, Michael Jackson's autopsy results list the official cause of death as unknown pending further toxicology testing, which should shed more light on his tragic demise in 4-6 weeks.

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Quite a week for the stars of the most recent season of The Bachelor:

  • Melissa Rycroft got engaged to Tye Strickland.
  • Jillian Harris narrowed her collection of suitors to four, while some intriguing Bachelorette spoilers are surfacing as the season winds down.
  • Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney, who ended up together after a finale in which he first chose Rycroft, will be on Good Morning America.

Interestingly, Melissa Rycroft recently signed on as a special contributor for Good Morning America. No word on whether she'll also be on the show Thursday.

Jason and Molly Wedding

For Jason and Molly, who are still together and happy as ever, it's been a (thankfully) low-key last couple of months since the season finale of The Bachelor.

If you recall, Jason got engaged to Melissa, then broke up with her, and began dating Molly. This unfolded on The Bachelor's "After the Final Rose" special.

Fans were enraged at this, even though the breakup of Jason Mesnick and Melissa Rycroft took place before the special, but he and Molly stayed strong.

Content to fly under the radar this spring after a high-profile courtship on The Bachelor, Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney have spent time in both Seattle and Milwaukee, where they respectively live, and took a nice Turks and Caicos vacation.

Could an engagement be in the works soon?

Maybe they'll have some big news to reveal tomorrow. Either way, it will be great to hear what these two have been up to. We think they're a great couple.

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Mark Sanford has taken the political baton of infidelity from John Edwards and run with it well. But the latter isn't about to give up without a fight!

According to reports, former Edwards aide Andrew Young says the ex-presidential candidate once made a sex tape with his mistress, Rielle Hunter.

St. Martin’s Press just inked a deal with Young, who also says in his book proposal that, contrary to his public statement last year, he is not the father of Rielle’s adorable baby daughter, Frances Quinn. Rather, John Edwards is.

John Edwards has denied this.

Young says that his belief in Edwards ran so deep that he agreed to be the fall guy for the Democratic candidate, even going so far as to invite the pregnant Rielle Hunter to live with him, his wife, Cheri, and their three kids.

After Hunter delivered the baby, Young and his family moved to a different home in California. While he was unpacking, Young discovered an odd videotape - one that involved Edwards taking positions that weren’t on his official platform.

The purported Rielle Hunter sex tape confirms that Edwards was even shadier than thought. Then again, it's hard to beat hiding in the can from the Enquirer.

Andrew Young, right, and John Edwards on the campaign trail.

Sex tape or no sex tape, Rielle Hunter confided to Andrew Young that she and Edwards talked about getting married should his cancer-stricken wife Elizabeth die.

Elizabeth Edwards is said to hold Young partly to blame for her husband’s affair, since Young knew about it and used his cell phone to conference John and Rielle.

Young says that, in revenge, Elizabeth arranged for the media to learn about a youthful misdemeanor in which Young was busted for stealing a sign from a bar.

Elizabeth Edwards also suspects Young stole the baseball card collection of her late son, Wade, according to a source who says that she told Young in an e-mail that some other former staff members “have passed lie detector tests.”

Young also contends that Edwards and 2004 running mate John Kerry clashed often, and that before he owned up to his affair with Hunter, Barack Obama promised he’d make him attorney general if he didn’t pick him as his 2008 V.P.

Rielle Hunter, Frances Quinn Hunter

Rielle Hunter and baby Frances Quinn, whose father may be John Edwards.

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