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Rihanna's photo spread in the new Italian issue of Vogue elicits mixed reactions.

Some might call this high fashion. Others might see the revealing nature of some of the pictures and be turned on. Others may be downright terrified.

Not sure how we feel about this. Sure, Rihanna topless is never a bad thing ... but no clue if is this supposed to be high fashion or a Halloween costume:

Rihanna Topless Picture

Rihanna models trendy fashion items. None of which are a top.

No doubt about it, the girl looks fierce. In the literal sense. Ferociously scary.

Chris Brown may or may not remember pummeling the crap out of her, but you are not likely to get the image of these pictures out of your head.

Click to enlarge more Rihanna photos from the Italian Vogue ...

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With her departure from The Hills imminent, Audrina Patrdige wants her own reality TV show, which is in the works, to show a different side of her.

The 24-year-old aspiring actress' new MTV project will reportedly show the SoCal hottie with tattooed sister, Casey Patridge, and their brother, Mark.

Audrina Patridge, New Boyfriend

Sources say Patridge wants to be a producer on The Audrina Show (really creative title) so she won't be portrayed as airheaded like on The Hills.

The Season 5 trailer certainly doesn't dispel that notion.

SAD CEILING EYES: Audzo doesn't like how The Hills portrays her.

"Audrina is insisting on a producer's credit on the show," says an inside source. "She wants to make sure she won't be edited the same way she was."

She wants to fashion The Audrina Show after Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Amazing that Kourtney Kardashian may be a role model after all.

Given the shadiness of The Hills producers - falsifying Spencer Pratt's apology to Lauren Conrad, blatantly inserting Kristin Cavallari into the show out of the blue clear sky - you can't blame Audrina for wanting more creative control.

Unfortunately, no producers can edit out the fact that she once dated that loser Justin-Bobby. No camera tricks can be blamed for that one, girl.

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Diane Sawyer will succeed Charlie Gibson as anchor of ABC's World News in January, making her the second woman to hold the lead role on a network newscast.

The move, announced today by ABC, will leave a sizable void at Good Morning America, and has triggered renewed interest in one of Diane's classic moments.

Here's Diane Sawyer, drunk (or on really strong cold meds), at President Obama's inauguration in January in what may be the height of unintentional comedy:

But, just so we aren't accused of ripping on Diane Sawyer exclusively, here's another apparently drunk newscaster broadcasting that same day - Anderson Cooper:

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Which video do you like better?

 

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Making the media rounds in the past month, Kate Gosselin has been quoted many times regarding the demise of her marriage and her ex's "decision making."

Now it's Jon's turn to go off on Good Morning America about the grating banshee who emascualted him weekly for the world to see on Jon and Kate Plus 8.

"I took a lot of abuse from her. I was put down," Jon tells ABC's Chris Cuomo, defending himself rather passionately in an interview that will air next week.

"She'll call me, almost like a lame fish. Like I wasn't going anywhere."

We don't really know what that means, but we know it's not good.

In addition to being treated like $h!t, he says Kate's the one who's exploiting their kids by touring the world for business, neglecting everyone at home.

The father of eight bristles at Kate's implication that she is the more responsible parent and that his decision making since their split has been suspect.

"Well, excuse me, I'm taking care of the kids. She's on book tours, doing all these things. She's gone a week, comes back. Packs up and leaves again."

After 10 years of marriage, Gosselin laments that Kate so often abandoned the family, "I'm standing there like, "Oh, okay. Your mom's gone again."

Jon also talked about how fed up he was that Kate questioned his hiring of babysitter Stephanie Santoro, a waitress he was rumored to be nailing.

The entire interview with Gosselin will air on Good Morning America September 8 and 9 and on Primetime: Family Secrets, September 8 at 10 p.m.

Jon supposedly talks about girlfriend Hailey Glassman in a fashion that "surprised" the ABC News staff. Here's a preview of Jon's first big tell-all ...

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Levi Johnston has a good gig.

Just 19 years old, he lives his life largely out of the limelight, but once in awhile gets a nice paycheck to dish about former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, whose teenage daughter he famously impregnated in early 2008. Nice work!

Vanity Fair is the latest to profile America's most beloved unwed teen baby daddy. In the magazine's October issue, Levi explains what happened behind the scenes of the 2008 campaign for the White House - and inside the Palin home.

Johnston wastes little time dispelling myths about the former Alaska Governor ...

Levi on Sarah's parenting: "There wasn’t much ... The kids do it all themselves: cook, clean, do the laundry, get ready for school. Most of the time [Bristol Palin] would help her sister with homework. I’d barbecue chicken or steak on the grill."

Levi and Mrs. Palin

On Sarah's reaction to him knocking up Bristol: "Sarah told me she had a great idea: we would keep it a secret - nobody would know that Bristol was pregnant. She told me that once Bristol had the baby she and Todd would adopt him."

"Sarah kept mentioning this. She wouldn’t give up. She would say, 'So, are you gonna let me adopt him?' We kept telling her definitely not. I think that Sarah didn’t want people to know her 17-year-old daughter was going to have a kid."

On Palin's response to criticism that John McCain lost because of her: "She thought she was running for president. She'd say 'I brought everything to the table' and 'the majority of people were out there voting because of me!'"

On Sarah changing post-campaign: "Sarah walked around the house pouting ... one or two weeks after she got back, she started talking about how nice it would be to quit, write a book or do a show and make 'triple the money.'"

Quality stuff, and certainly there will be plenty more where that came from. Just write Levi Johnston a check and he'll bash Sarah all you like!

Here's a behind-the-scenes video of Levi's photo shoot with Vanity Fair ...

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Madonna's "Sticky and Sweet" tour sure is getting a lot of attention as she barnstorms Eastern Europe. But perhaps not the kind she anticipated.

First, she was booed mercilessly in Bucharest, Romania, for comments she made mid-song about Gypsies, gays, and other "people who are different."

The crowd apparently did not care for such individuals.

Now, the Material Mom is making more headlines for a near-collapse on stage in Sofia, Bulgaria, calling into question whether her incredibly grueling tour and exercise schedule may be too much for a person her age - or any age.

Footage of Madonna in Bulgaria shows her almost faint, collapse or lose consciousness while singing "Holiday." She had to be supported by a dancer.

A backup dancer had to shake Madonna and wake her up.

The Sun (UK) claims she passed out leaving the stage, and while we can't corroborate or necessarily believe that, the footage does show her looking faint.

“She refused to end the show or take a break after the 'Holiday' dizzy spell," says a source. "It turns out she’s suffering from exhaustion. She is anemic."

"She was advised to postpone the last two shows in Israel for a few days, but logistics and stubborness stopped her. She’ll do them then take some rest.”

Hopefully Jesus Luz steps in and nurses his mom girlfriend back to health.

Check out the video of Madonna's collapse, or near-collapse, on stage:

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Here's hoping the 1,200,000 people who clicked on a YouTube video claiming to show Michael Jackson, alive as ever, getting out of a coroner's van and entering an unidentified building didn't get their hopes up too much.

But, given that Elvis died in 1977 and some people still report sightings of the rock pioneer, we're guessing that's giving the public too much credit.

In any case, German TV station RTL admitted making the Michael Jackson hoax for its magazine, Explosiv, and disseminating it to the Internets last week.

There's no telling how many people bought it, but obviously plenty of them where curious enough to take a long look and share it with their friends.

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"We sent out a press release before we did the video to alert everyone that it was fake, but it spread really fast," RTL spokesman Heike Schultz said.

Schultz said reaction to the "Michael Jackson alive" video was mixed. Some were offended that the station used Jackson's death as a practical joke, while others appreciated the lesson in how easy it is to spread false information.

We've seen the ghost of Michael Jackson already, but nothing like this.

In addition to the hoax video allegedly showing a living King of Pop, RTL posted a second video the same day, breaking down inconsistencies in the original.

Naturally, that one was viewed only a third as often. Here's the first Michael Jackson hoax video, showing him walking out of the coroner's van:

Follow the jump for the second video, explaining the hoax ...

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The Hills' Spencer Pratt is a royal pain in the ass.

Now he's legally changing his name to reflect his regal stature.

The 25-year-old husband of Heidi Montag will soon become "King Spencer Pratt." Yes, we are serious. He personally said this, in any event, to Us Weekly.

"I've decided since there is a Queen of England and a Prince William that there should be a king of America," he said. "I nominate myself for that role."

Truly there are few if any who are more deserving.

Spencer Pratt thinks his wife Heidi deserves a royal title, too.

We think Plastic Princess and/or Silicone Queen would suit her just fine. But we're guessing that her pimp-husband has in mind something more complimentary.

In a recent interview with The Hills: The After Show, he called his bimbo bride "the modern-day Michael Jackson," who was famously known as the King of Pop.

"The Holy Spirit now has extra Michael Jackson juice," Spencer Pratt said. "For all we know, Heidi gets possessed with some of the Michael Jackson divine spirit."

This guy is almost as entertaining as he is self-obsessed and delusional.

Almost.

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Another clip from Chris Brown's big interview on Larry King Live has been unearthed, and in this one, the star says he's "ashamed" and "really regrets" his actions.

Those actions being beating the living crap out of Rihanna.

Chris couldn't explain why he flipped out that night, but in the interview set to air tomorrow night, he says "it's just one of those nights I wish I could take back."

In a previously leaked excerpt from the CNN interview, Chris Brown said that he didn't even remember beating up his then-girlfriend, who he is still in love with.

He later clarified that, saying of course he remembers pounding her senseless, but misspoke that one time, and is still sorry and sad about what happened.

Here's the latest clip from Brown's interview with King ...

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Authorities initially said DJ AM's death was not a suicide, but this recent revelation may change that - eight undigested OxyContin pills were found in his stomach and a ninth in his mouth, a law enforcement source is quoted as saying.

The finding suggests that DJ AM, a.k.a. Adam Goldstein, swallowed the powerful painkillers quickly, trying to OD, and that it wasn't an accidental overdose.

AM, 36, "wanted to die," says the source, who believes it was a suicide. "He was going unconscious when he took the last one. He didn't even swallow it."

In addition to OxyContin, authorities who entered Goldstein's NYC apartment August 28 found a Valentine's Day card in the next room from Hayley Wood.

Also, a mirror was propped against the outside of the apartment and another against the door of the bedroom, where Goldstein's body was located in bed.

R.I.P. DJ AM (1973-2009).

When the police, DJ AM's manager and paramedics entered the bedroom, the mirror propped against the door shattered: "They pushed it open and it broke."

A crack pipe sat next to the body of DJ AM, and when authorities moved the body, crack was found underneath, the source says. Goldstein, the insider believes, "smoked a lot of crack, barricaded the doors and killed himself."

Official autopsy results, including toxicology tests, have not been released, and some close to Goldstein say still they believe his death to be accidental.

Two weeks before DJ AM was found dead, he and Hayley Wood, 22, split after a year together, according to multiple news sources. But Wood denies that this sparked his relapse, and that they even broke up, saying in a statement:

"Any indication that this tragic accident happened [to Adam] because of a rumored breakup is not only untrue but disgusting. We were very much together at the time of his passing, and I love him very much."

More information to come as the story develops ...

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