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Having just announced that she's four months pregnant with husband Chris Ivery, Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo smiled and showcased the beginnings of a baby bump as she shopped in Hollywood with a friend over the weekend.

The star stopped into Joan’s on Third and looked at furniture at Cisco Home. Here's Pompeo along with her husband, who she married in 2007 ...

THE REAL McDREAMY: Patrick Dempsey may have her heart on television, but Ellen Pompeo's true, longtime love is fellow Boston-area native Chris Ivery.

The 38-year-old's character, Meredith Grey, is all set to finally marry Derek Shepherd, a.k.a. McDreamy, on Thursday's Grey's Anatomy. Does Pompeo's real-life pregnancy coinciding with this event mean a McBaby will be in the works?

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Nadya Suleman, a.k.a. Octomom, is being sued. That's not surprising. Nor is it shocking that mega-mouthpiece lawyer Gloria Allred is representing them.

The high-powered blowhard is letting everyone know she has been hired in the secret case against Nadya Suleman, but she wouldn't reveal who or why.

That is, not until she held a giant press conference to assure the maximum amount of attention when giving away all the juicy details, of course.

All Gloria Allred said going into the Monday morning media circus was that she is doing this "in an attempt to protect Nadya Suleman's children."

It turns out the petition was filed on behalf of Paul Peterson, a former child actor and an active, outspoken child labor advocate for decades.

Vagina = Clown Car

Gloria Allred is helping Paul Peterson, a former child star and known child labor advocate, take on the human clown car in a new lawsuit. Ding, ding!

Peterson, a former Mickey Mouse Club star, has been instrumental in passing several laws designed to protect children in the entertainment industry.

Concerns about the octuplets and the circus outside and inside Suleman's home have arisen since the octuplets came home and Octomom inked a reality show deal.

"This action we have taken by filing the petition in the Superior Court today is in the best interests of the babies," said Octo-nemesis Gloria Allred.

"There are laws, regulations and guidelines for even the youngest child employed in the entertainment business in California," Peterson added.

"The income of children employed in the entertainment industry is their own; 10 percent of the money must be saved until the age of majority. I want a guardian appointed for the estate of the octuplets to protect their earnings."

Nadya Suleman's attorney, Jeff Czech, calls the octuplets "incidental" to her ability to attain income from media and entertainment.

What a world.

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Tila Tequila is up there with Speidi in terms of her ability to generate publicity out of nowhere, which makes us wonder if that's all this latest rumor is.

The MySpace celebrity took to her blog this morning to declare her love for her new boyfriend - reportedly none other than fellow reality star Ray J.

A match made in celebrity gossip heaven if ever there were one.

Just last month, Ray J and Cocktail completed a poignant journey of self-discovery and romance on For The Love Of Ray J. But is this Cocktail already on the rocks?

Tila's blog suggests so. Check out what she wrote:

“My baby is Ray J ... and no man has made me feel so loved and so happy in such a long time. We really do love each other and I am so happy to have FINALLY met someone who treats me with respect and love. He is so sweet to me and makes me melt every time I see him. I love my baby ... so there you have it! Tila Tequila is officially dating Ray J!!! I think we make the cutest couple ... don't you?????”

She included a sexy video (below) she shot for her alleged new man, and then went on to plug their Twitter accounts, on which they both recently tweeted to each other lovingly. Does this reek of an enormous sham to anyone else?

Who cares, honestly.

Just check out Tila showing Courtneay Semel, Billy Corgan, some random girl and countless others what they're missing on in her alleged tribute to Ray J:

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Another piece of the disturbing puzzle surrounding the alleged Craigslist Killer, Philip Markoff, fell into place this afternoon as a warrant was issued for his arrest by Rhode Island authorities for the April 16 attempted robbery of a stripper.

"He will be brought to justice," Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch vowed at a press conference at the Warwick, R.I., police station.

Philip Markoff's latest charges consist of assault with intent to commit a robbery, assault with a dangerous weapon, possession of a handgun without a license and use of a firearm while committing a crime of violence. All very frightening.

Although the alleged Craigslist Killer was prepared to rob the woman, he reportedly was stopped when her husband returned to the hotel room.

The former Boston University medical student, 23, is currently being held in a Boston jail without bail, charged with the April 14 murder of New York masseuse Julissa Brisman and the April 10 armed robbery of an unnamed Las Vegas escort.

He had tracked down his victims through Craigslist online ads after the women advertised erotic services, according to police investigations.

A regular gambler, Markoff was arrested April 20 en route to Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut with his now-ex fiancée, Megan McAllister.

He was arraigned April 21 and pleaded not guilty.

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Despite recent reports claiming she is looking to return to The Hills next season after all, Lauren Conrad's rep says the beauty is sticking to her guns.

Having her life filmed by MTV since high school, Conrad had long sought more privacy and has said that The Hills' current season will be her last.

Conrad, Lauren K.

But the New York Post reported on Saturday that LC is working out a new contract to re-appear on the reality show after assessing the dire economy.

"She kind of realized, especially in this economy, there's not much else out there for her," says the Post, noting that the change of heart may have been prompted by the return of Kristin Cavallari. "Our source clucked, 'She's baaaack!'"

But her rep says that there's no such plan: "She is focusing on both clothing lines and her books. She has no plans to return to The Hills at this time."

Last week, the network announced the show will return in the fall with new episodes sans Lauren Conrad, who has starred on and narrated the show since its debut.

"Lauren has moved on, but Heidi, Audrina, Spencer, Brody, Stephanie, Justin Bobby and Lo will be back as the drama continues with fresh faces, new stories and shocking surprises," read MTV's press release about The Hills' return.

The show returns with a new episode tonight at 10 p.m. The season finale, which features the whole cast at Spencer and Heidi's wedding, is May 31.

Will you watch The Hills without Lauren Conrad?

 

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Say what you want about Jessica Simpson, she is resilient.

After a tough few years - several movie flops, a risky and largely unsuccessful foray into country music, celebrity gossip stories about her being fat - you would think this star would be at the crossroads of obscurity. But she keeps hanging around.

The alleged music star is the subject of the cover story and a big photo shoot in the new issue of Vanity Fair this month, which must be a really slow one.

Here's the magazine's cover photo of Jessica ...

Jessica Simpson Vanity Fair Cover

Can 28-year-old Jessica Simpson, now also the controversial girlfriend of NFL star QB Tony Romo, reinvent herself yet again? Or is this the end of the line?

Either way, the big J.C. is in her corner.

"We all go through trials, but not one thing has ever made me question God. I have a great relationship with God," Jess said. "I can talk to Him, get mad at Him, frustrated with Him. But, ultimately, my faith is what defines me."

Despite the criticism she's endured, this preacher’s daughter from Texas is one tough cookie. Thanks to the pervasive influence of manager-pimp-dad Joe, and the fact that talent is not a prerequisite for fame in America, she's here to stay.

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Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails fame and his girlfriend, musician Mariqueen Maandig of the band West Indian Girl, are officially engaged, the couple confirms.

They announced the happy news this weekend on her band's website.

"In case [you] haven't heard, Mariqueen got engaged," the post reads.

"Everyone in the West Indian Girl camp is excited and happy for her. Q's an awesome person, friend and bandmate, and she couldn't be marrying a cooler guy."

Congrats to Trent Reznor and his fiancee Mariqueen Maandig!

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Since she's been back in her native Barbados, Rihanna has looked happy - no small feat after enduring an "alleged" assault at the hands of beau Chris Brown.

According to reports, this transformation may have come about because she’s back in the arms of her ex-boyfriend, fellow Barbados native Negus Sealy, 24.

“Rihanna and Negus both realized there was still a strong sexual attraction between them and became inseparable. Whenever Rihanna went to the beach or out partying, Negus was always there," a source tells the UK's News of the World.

The friend adds: "They have been very careful not to be seen too closely together, though, as they’re still trying to keep their relationship secret.”

Negus Sealy Picture

Negus Sealy, who’s also apparently known as the local “Love God,” and Rihanna definitely make a cute couple, as the older photo of them above makes clear.

But one of Rihanna's relatives, who asked not to be named in the story, confirmed: "The family is delighted about her seeing [Negus Sealy] again."

Last month, her father, Ronald Fenty, said fairly emphatically that Brown is old news. Perhaps he was referring to her rekindled romance with Sealy!

Chris Brown has pleaded not guilty to assaulting her. Some say his defense may hinge upon the haunting, leaked photo of a battered Rihanna.

What do you think of the star's rumored romance? Should Rihanna date the Love God, Negus Sealy, or give Chris Brown another chance?

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John Edwards' probing of Rielle Hunter torpedoed his political career and nearly his marriage. Now a federal probe into his finances is throwing gasoline on the fire.

The two-time presidential candidate is being investigated over his use of campaign funds - a subject that could carry the married Edwards' now-infamous affair with videographer Hunter from celebrity gossip tabloids to the courtroom.

The subject of federal scrutiny is the more than $100,000 Edwards' political action committee paid Hunter's firm for production of online campaign videos.

"I am confident no funds from my campaign were used improperly," Edwards said, addressing the matter in a carefully-worded statement.

"However, I know that it is the role of government to ensure that this is true. We have made available to the United States both the people and the information necessary to help them get the issue resolved efficiently and in a timely matter."

A range of other Edwards fundraising organizations - two non-profits and a poverty center at his alma mater - have also come under greater scrutiny.

Chief among them? The PAC that paid the company owned by Rielle Hunter for web videos documenting John Edwards' travels and advocacy in '06.

The committee also paid her an additional $14,086.50 on April 1, 2007.

At the time of that payment to Hunter, the PAC only had $7,932.95 in cash, according to the Federal Election Commission. That day, Edwards' presidential campaign paid the PAC $14,034.61 for what is listed as a "furniture purchase."

Willfully converting money from a political action committee for personal use is a federal crime. Edwards has said he was unaware of the payments.

Since being forced to admit the affair after being busted visiting Hunter and his possible love child with her last August, Edwards has been largely MIA.

His wife, Elizabeth Edwards, who is terminally ill with cancer, will soon be releasing a book, Resilience, talking about the affair. In it, she writes that news of the affair made her vomit. She also describes Rielle Hunter as "pathetic."

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When a female fan approached NFL star Tom Brady’s wife, Gisele Bundchen, at Svedka’s Summer Fling party at New York's Grammercy Park Hotel over the weekend asking for a photo with the couple, the supermodel was blunt.

“I’d love to, but Tom hates being photographed. He wouldn’t want to,” the Brazilian stunner said, adding that her husband “always says no.”

In fact, attempting to take one clandestinely may get you shot at.

But he was in good spirits, at least. The two sucked face all night: “They couldn’t keep their hands off each other!” a Daily News source said.

The evening wasn’t all fun for the fab duo, unfortunately: Gisele kicked one poor fella out of the elevator, saying it was too full, while Brady was heard complaining that it "took 20 minutes to get in" because the line was “too long.”

Since Tom wouldn't allow himself to be photographed over the weekend, here are some older Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen pics. Click to enlarge:

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