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Quite the week of The Bachelor news. First, Andrew Firestone announced that he and wife Ivana Bozilovic are expecting their first child.

Now former Bachelorette Jen Schefft is engaged to boyfriend Joe Waterman!

"I'm so excited and so happy," says Schefft.

The couple, who live in Chicago, met on a blind date in February. Their matchmaker: One of Schefft's previous blind dates, with whom she didn't click.

Joe Waterman, Jen Schefft

"We really get each other," Schefft says of Waterman, 35, a trader. "I guess it's true things move fast when you meet the right person."

Schefft, who struck out on both The Bachelor in 2003 and The Bachelorette in 2005, went on to author the relationship book Better Single Than Sorry.

She is the director of ad sales for Heavy.com.

Joe Waterman didn't know much about Schefft from TV – but he stays away from the series' signature flower. "He gives me flowers but never roses," she says.

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Is Brad Hanson the male Rielle Hunter?

It's too early to tell, but the National Enquirer was right the last time - and now they're finally publishing the name of the man they believe had an intimate affair with Alaska Governor and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

At long last revealing their source (Palin “family insider” Jim Burdett) and claiming he went through a “vigorous polygraph test,” the celeb news tabloid is alleging that Palin had an extramarital affair around 1996 with Brad Hanson.

"I’ve known about Brad having had an affair for a long time, but it wasn’t until recently that I learned his affair was with Sarah Palin," Burdett said, noting that Brad Hanson previously owned a snowmobile dealership with Sarah's husband, Todd Palin.

"Sarah Palin was elected mayor of Wasilla, Brad became a city council member in the nearby town of Palmer, and they started an affair. Todd found out about the affair and was so mad he broke up their partnership at the snowmobile dealership."

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Times are tough economic times.

The housing and stock markets are falling. Commodity prices are rising. We all must step back and focus on the expenditures that really matter in life.

Like Marisa Miller pictures.

Talk about a return on your investment. What does the 2009 Marisa Miller bikini calendar cost? $15? That's four cents a day. A day! Think about it.

Actually, don't. Just click to enlarge the awesome photos of the Sports Illustrated model from her calendar below. It's free to do so. What a bargain.

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This is a little disappointing. Not that he got caught - that he looks like a normal kid. We were expecting more along the lines of The Simpsons' Comic Book Guy.

Instead, University of Tennessee student David Kernell, 20, is the apparently the genius who "hacked" (i.e. guessed the password and/or the answers to the security questions) Sarah Palin's Yahoo! email account. See photo below.

The FBI stormed his apartment last week, in the process breaking up a party Kernell was having. Frickin' cops. Don't you hate when that happens in college?

Oh, and get this - the dude's father is actually a Democratic Tennessee State Representative named Mike Kernell. This should help his re-election efforts.

In any case, David Kernell has already retained legal representation and, at least as of this posting, he has not been indicted by a grand jury in Chattanooga.

We recommend the Alaska Governor pick tougher questions next time. Something like... Q: Who am I going to strangle with my bare hands? A: Levi Johnston.

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Lots of Gossip Girl news today - none of it involving the show, of course.

First, Drew Barrymore may be dating one of the cast members. Now, Leighton Meester, who plays one of the female leads, is on the cover of Us Weekly.

It turns out she was born in jail!

Connie Meester was already pregnant with Leighton when she was sentenced to 10 years in a federal prison in Texas. At 29, she gave birth while she was just starting her sentence as part of an international marijuana smuggling operation.

Her father, Doug, was also involved in the smuggling and served time behind bars. At present, Doug works in construction and Connie is a screenwriter. Though the pair separated in 1992, Leighton Meester has strong relationships with both.

Born Behind Bars

The only star we know who was born behind bars, Leighton Meester believes her humble beginnings have given her some important perspective on life today.

"It makes me very nonjudgmental and open-minded," the 22-year-old said. "And I think it just makes me appreciate the things that I have now. "[My mom] was always there for me no matter what. I swear, that woman knows everything."

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A couple of swingin' singles, Drew Barrymore and Chace Crawford of Gossip Girl fame, are now dating, Perez Hilton is reporting this morning.

"It's early on but they're definitely dating," an insider said.

The pair hit up the Saturday Night Live after-party together this past weekend, and were out and about again on Monday night!

Drew Barrymore and Chace Crawford were at the Kings of Leon concert in New York City and they made no attempt at hiding their relationship.

Multiple eyewitnesses say they were making out in plain view!

Chace's last relationship of note was with Carrie Underwood, but they broke up via text message. Like, OMG. Drew broke up with Justin Long in July.

UPDATE: Now Us Weekly is reporting that she actually made out with Ed Westwick - Chace's BFF and Gossip Girl co-star. Apparently Crawford was there, as they go everywhere together, but Drew was all over Ed. Nice work, Perez. Jackass.

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R&B star Ciara would like to set the record straight about the photo spread she shot for the October issue of Vibe magazine: She was not nude.

EDITOR'S NOTE: It's fairly obvious that she is. See below.

Ciara at the VMAs

Ciara says she is very upset by the magazine's depiction of her - rumors on the Internets have suggested that the singer was not nude during the photo shoot but instead wearing underwear, which Vibe allegedly airbrushed out.

"I walked into the Vibe photo shoot very excited about making an artistic expression," Ciara said. "And when I saw the photos, I was a little bothered because the photos appear as if I was nude, when in reality I wasn't nude."

EXHIBIT A: The non-nude Ciara nude picture in question.

Vibe Editor in Chief Danyel Smith responded that not only was Ciara nude, the entire idea behind the spread was the singer's, not the magazine's.

"Almost any photo you see on the cover of Vibe or any magazine is airbrushed [to some degree]," he said. "What I was thinking of doing, actually, was releasing the untouched photos online so people can see what the hullabaloo is about."

Here's hoping!

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No, not personally - but Lynne Spears is miffed that people vilified pregnant Jamie Lynn Spears, then praised the knocked up Bristol Palin.

This wasn't just the hypocritical reaction of idiots like Bill O'Reilly, either. Most of the general public had a "totally different reaction" to the teen pregnancies of Jamie Lynn and Bristol, Lynne said in an interview with Newsweek.

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"It's as if [Sarah Palin] became celebrated," Lynne said.

"I mean, the mother was celebrated for this... Every woman in the world applauded her strength and convictions and poor Jamie Lynn, you saw how she was crucified - everybody did, firsthand. I just feel like it's been a very hypocritical situation."

We'd have to agree.

In December, Jamie Lynn Spears, then 16, announced her pregnancy. She got engaged to Casey Aldridge and gave birth to daughter Maddie Briann in June at age 17.

In August, Sarah Palin, the Alaska Governor and Republican V.P. candidate, revealed that her 17-year-old daughter, Bristol Palin, is expecting and engaged to Levi Johnston.

"Do I promote teen sex? Of course not," Lynne said. "Do I promote teen pregnancy? Of course not. But when it happens, you deal with it and you do the best you can do."

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Lauren Conrad certainly has her share of detractors who say she only has a fashion line because she's famous from MTV's Laguna Beach and The Hills.

Well, it's a bottom line business, and her contemporary collection is apparently selling up a storm, according to fashion mag Women's Wear Daily.

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“The sell-throughs have been fantastic,” said Frank Doroff, vice chairman at Bloomingdales.

"We got it in and sold out immediately. We can’t get the merchandise on the floor fast enough. It is, by far and away, the best-selling celebrity fashion line we have. It’s been so much better than I thought it would be.”

Lauren Conrad at this past Sunday's Emmy Awards.

Executives at MTV Networks, which backs the Lauren Conrad brand, creatively titled The Lauren Conrad Collection, projected it would reach around $2 million in wholesale volume during its first year at retail. Way to go LC!

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You can get a piece of Britney Spears.

Sort of. The star's six-bedroom, six-bathroom Studio City, Calif., home is now officially the market with an asking price of $7.9 million.

An "exquisite gated Italian Renaissance-inspired villa," the 7,500-square-foot home has three garages and a "grand entrance foyer."

The listing goes on to say that "if the walls of this magical home could talk, they would say some pretty inane things." Just kidding.

Britney Spears has lived in the hilltop home for less than two years – and had to leave there twice early this year to be forcibly hospitalized.

Her father Jamie Spears, who remains in legal control of his daughter until December 31, sought permission from a court in June to sell the home.

"Having more privacy and wide open spaces for her to raise her boys has been a goal for some time," a source close to Spears previously said.

The singer is rumored to be eyeing a new home about an hour's drive north of Los Angeles in Calabasas, Calif., a more quiet community.

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