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One day after French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy told PETA that she no longer wears real fur, Michelle Obama made her own animal-friendly announcement.

"Mrs. Obama does not wear fur," deputy press secretary Semonti Mustaphi said.

Obama and Bruni-Sarkozy - who have met twice in recent months - are both widely known as celebrity fashion icons as well as prominent political wives.

PETA pushed Carla Bruni-Sarkozy - who was photographed wearing what appeared to be real fur - in particular to donate her coats to the homeless.

"I do not wear, buy or own fur or animal skin other than leather or skin of animals raised for feeding purposes," she wrote to PETA, adding, "I am not a vegetarian, and I don't find it illogical to wear skins of animals whose meat is eaten."

Could a Carla Bruni nude PETA campaign be in the works? Here's hoping!

Michelle O.

FUR REAL: Don't expect Michelle or Carla to don mink coats anytime soon.

Unlike Carla, Michelle wasn't targeted by PETA, which says the wife of Barack Obama is "known to be fur-free," according to PETA's media coordinator, Amanda Schinke.

Still, the mother of Malia and Sasha followed suit with the former supermodel, releasing a statement that fur will never be part of the First Lady's famous wardrobe.

"For Michelle Obama, respecting animals is part of the social progress that she and her husband are working so hard to promote," PETA Senior V.P. Dan Mathews said.

"By officially rejecting fur, these two style icons will make people around the world see fur for what it is: old-fashioned and cruel."

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Tony Romo is has won zero career playoff games, but dude is dating Jessica Simpson, so the Dallas Cowboys QB has scored one major "trophy" at least.

Entertainment Tonight caught up with the NFL star to talk about life with girlfriend Jessica Simpson, from their perfect date night to pregnancy rumors!

As for rumors Jessica might be pregnant, Tony Romo says there's "not that I know of," but "I'm sure you guys'll tell me something new soon enough."

As for the perfect date night with Jessica Simpson?

"Probably get a little bite to eat and probably watch a football game," he said. "That's our perfect evening. It's exciting for both of us because I found someone I get to hang with, and she embraces the game and wants to see our team do well.

"It's great to have someone like that."

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Tony spoke to ET at a photo shoot for the sportswear company Starter, and he remarked on having to get into "model mode" to shoot the new ad campaign.

"I don't think I'll ever be a model; I don't have any Zoolander poses," he says. "But we'll definitely get out here and have some fun with the Starter stuff."

"As an athlete you know you want to feel comfortable when you're moving around, and have stuff on you that feels natural, and they do a really good job."

For something that feels anything but natural, here are Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson pictures from a recent date night. Looks like barrels of fun (not):

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  • What a Fun Night Out
  • Jess and Tony Pic

[Photo Credits: Fame Pictures]

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Plenty of stars can throw out the first pitch at a Dodgers game, but to actually suit up and play a full game is another story. Carrie Underwood did the latter at the 19th Celebrity Softball Challenge at Nashville's Greer Stadium on Wednesday.

The singer (who played for the Grand Ole Opry team) got in the swing of things (har har) with other country stars like Vince Gill and Montgomery Gentry, and looks like she's ready to go all "Before He Cheats" on a pitch in the photo below.

Alex Rodriguez may want to take some pointers ...

Carrie Underwood envisions Chace Crawford's face on an incoming pitch.

Emotions ran high at the softball game, but all in the name of a good cause. Carrie and others helped raise funds for the cancer research charity City of Hope.

Always nice to see one of our favorite celebs in action, be it on the field or on stage belting out hits of a different sort. How lucky is Mike Fisher to get to round the bases with this girl? Sorry, no more baseball double entendre, we promise.

For more images of the Oklahoma native, former American Idol winner and award-winning country sensation, click here for more Carrie Underwood pictures!

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Looking gorgeous as ever, former Hills star Lauren Conrad hosted the launch of her new book L.A. Candy at Thompson Hotel on Wednesday in Beverly Hills.

The retired reality TV star hopes to her her book adapted for the small screen: "It’s one of my hopes," said Conrad, 23, of a televised version of Candy.

"We're going to start working on that when I get back from my book tour."

Here's the star at last night's event ...

As much as she complained about being on The Hills towards the end, would Lauren Conrad be open to a return - or field new offers for reality TV forays?

"I asked not to hear them," she said. "I said, 'Don't tell me anything.' So, problem solved, and I got to enjoy time away. But my two months is up now."

She's also not giving up her fashion collection: "I have my line at Kohl's but I'm also working on putting back together my original line," she told E! News.

One thing she won't be doing? Checking out Kristin Cavallari's debut on The Hills. "I probably won't watch it," Conrad said. "I'm not a huge TV person."

Somewhat ironic from a person made famous by TV, but more power to her. Click to enlarge more Lauren Conrad pictures from last night's book event ...

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David Letterman has apologized for his jokes about Gov. Sarah Palin and her family that sparked angry replies from the former V.P. nominee earlier this week.

Sort of.

Tuesday night on The Late Show, Letterman quipped that Palin's daughter was knocked up Alex Rodriguez during a Yankees game, and that the hardest part of the Palins' New York City trip was keeping Eliot Spitzer away from their daughter.

This prompted the governor and her husband, Todd Palin, to slam Letterman for his "sexually perverted comments" about their 14-year-old daughter, Willow.

Todd fumed on Facebook: "Any 'jokes' about raping my 14-year-old are despicable. Alaskans know it and I believe the rest of the world knows it, too."

A familiar David Letterman expression, certainly applicable to this story.

Last night, Dave said he was referring to Bristol Palin, 18, not Willow. He admitted his jokes were in "questionable taste" and that he regrets telling them.

But, he added, he did nothing to advocate sexual relations with a minor, nor would he ever. As far as being guilty of anything but making jokes in bad taste, of which he has told thousands over the years, the talk show host pleaded innocent.

That about sums it up if you ask us. An acknowledgment that he crossed the line was warranted, as was clarification on what he meant by the aforementioned jokes. But, by the same token, the Palins could chill the eff out a little.

Letterman even invited Sarah to come on the show as a gesture of good faith. Here's his explanation of, and commentary on, the recent controversy:

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On the day it was announced that Rihanna got served and will have to testify against ex-boyfriend Chris Brown at a June 22 hearing, the singer hit the town with friends.

Rumored new fling Aubrey Graham among them.

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Rihanna and the Canadian rapper to whom she's recently been linked were first spotted smooching on May 18 at Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge in Manhattan.

Then, last night, the hot pair was sighted again!

Rihanna and Graham (who goes by the single name of Drake) laughed and chatted at a bash for the Black Eyed Peas at the NYC nightspot The Griffin.

Here's a picture of the two of them together ...

Rihanna – looking stunning in a light grey sweater dress and large hoop earrings – arrived at The Griffin shortly after 11:30 p.m. and stayed nearly two hours.

Her alleged beau left a bit earlier – only to wait outside the club's front doors. Both Rihanna and Drake drove off at the same time, in separate vehicles.

While in the club, a happy-looking Rihanna, 21, "appeared to be enjoying herself," holding court in a banquette to the left of the stage, according to sources.

What do you think? Do Rihanna and Drake make a cute couple?

 

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After the tumultuous last week that saw her sister quit, return, be locked in the "lost chamber," hospitalized and quit again, Holly Montag made her debut on NBC's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here on Wednesday night.

"I'm Holly Montag, you might know me from a little show called The Hills," Heidi's sister said upon arriving last night and leaving the cast wanting answers.

The group froze and was instantly suspicious, but seemed to come around as they saw Holly for what she is - a far less interesting version of Heidi Montag.

Heck, Celebrity is pushing it harder regarding Holly than it is with the Baldwin brothers. Although Janice Dickinson quickly took Holly under her ancient wing.

Speidi has departed Costa Rica for good, leaving Holly Montag to take over for the gruesome twosome. No offense, Holly, but please, do something for once.

Holly did make an impression early in her tenure on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here, however, helping the women's team win a crucial food challenge.

Stephen Baldwin referred to Holly as "the sister-in-law of the thing that was," which is one of the better ways we've heard someone describe Spencer Pratt.

"Holly appears to be less high maintenance then Heidi," brother Daniel said. "Thank Jesus Christ almighty she hasn't pulled out a spray bottle of shampoo!"

Check out a video of Holly's moments in the jungle below ...

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It's the underwear campaign that will not end. Not that we're complaining.

To mark the release of the newest, hottest underwear ads to feature David Beckham shirtless, the soccer star turned up at Selfridge’s in London to unveil the fall / winter Emporio Armani underwear campaign to a screaming crowd.

Not surprising that this would leave the masses screaming ...

David Beckham Underwear Ad

Armani says of David Beckham, “David has a great sense of style and is an inspiring role model – this makes him the perfect partner for Emporio Armani underwear."

"I am very excited that David Beckham’s new campaign image was unveiled in his home country and where better than an iconic retail destination such as Selfridges.”

Do these ads keep getting hotter and hotter or what? Click to enlarge some previous David Beckham pictures and see how you think the new one stacks up:

  • David Beckham Armani Underwear Ad
  • Tattooed and Topless
  • Beckham for Armani
  • David Beckham, Underwear
  • David Beckham... in Underwear!
  • Nearly Naked David Beckham
  • David Beckham, Got Milk

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Chris Brown may be back in the public eye more often lately, but the singer has yet to find a way to get rid of that pesky court case hanging over his head.

Seeking to have Brown's felony assault charges thrown out, attorney Mark Geragos requested, and was denied a postponement of his preliminary hearing.

Geragos wanted a hold on the case, claiming the disturbing, leaked police photo of Rihanna's bruised face, obtained by TMZ, compromises Brown's defense.

He had requested access to records of the police's internal investigation, even though per current law, Geragos is only allowed access to the LAPD's records after the preliminary hearing ... which he's trying his hardest to delay.

The California appeals court shot down Geragos' request without giving a reason, and the preliminary hearing is still on schedule for June 22.

The preliminary hearing will determine whether the case against Brown, who has been receiving death threats, goes to trial.

If it does, Rihanna will testify, as we reported last month.

"If the preliminary hearing goes forward, she is legally required to be there, and will answer all questions truthfully," her attorney, Donald Etra, said.

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Los Angeles prosecutors have already subpoenaed Rihanna to appear in court to testify in the assault case against her ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown.

The "Umbrella" singer was served with the subpoena in person Tuesday afternoon in Los Angeles, summoning her to the June 22 preliminary hearing in court.

If it gets to that point, Rihanna will also be subject to cross-examination by Geragos. The felony case could end any time with a plea bargain, making the hearing unnecessary, but the chances of that happening are unclear.

Brown has actively sought a plea for months, hoping to avoid jail time. The fact it has reached this stage suggests the sides are not too close to an agreement.

If Rihanna does end up testifying, it "can make or break the case," says L.A. criminal defense attorney Jeffery Rubenstein, who is not involved with the case.

"Rihanna's willingness to testify and be truthful about what happened is a step closer to convicting Brown. On the other hand, if prosecutors fail to present a case, Geragos can seek to dismiss or reduce the charges on the spot."

Regardless, he might want to tell Chris to rethink is PR strategy.

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It's been about 12 hours since we learned the tragic, devastating news of Paris Hilton's shocking breakup with boyfriend du jour Doug Reinhardt.

Now that the dust is settling, the tears have stopped flowing, and we are able to keep food down again, we're looking into what led to the split.

Well, according to reports, Paris Hilton and Doug Reinhardt got into a big fight at The Darkroom in L.A. on Tuesday night, which was the final straw.

The nuclear blowout ended with Paris giving her man, who previously dated LC and Amanda Bynes, the heave-ho before storming out of the club.

But wait, it gets better.

SIX MONTHS IN PARIS: Doug Reinhardt had a heck of a run.

Sources close to Paris say she immediately revoked his privileges to enter the gated community where she lives, so early on Wednesday morning, Doug Reinhardt stood outside the barricade, beside himself, realizing he was locked out for good.

The source says Paris couldn't be happier, as she realizes "Doug is a douche just like everyone tried to tell her and that he was only dating her for publicity."

Well, that about covers it. Your move, Doug.

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