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As TLC scrambles to decide what the hell to do with a show that, ironically, is becoming a major hit and rapidly disintegrating at the same time, a very special retrospective episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8 will air this evening.

"Jon & Kate Plus 8: The First 10 Years" will look back at Jon and Kate Gosselin's decade of marriage (which ended last week after publicly unraveling for months), and provide "a look at what's up next" for the parents of eight.

A couple of things that could be "up next" ...

  • Lots of meetings with blood-sucking lawyers
  • Jon's mistress Deanna Hummel guest-starring
  • Kate in a bikini 24/7/365 to make Jon jealous
  • The kids discovering the Internet, learning about their parents' messed-up lives and being permanently scarred as a result

Here's the preview for tonight's episode ...

We've seen how it all came crumbling down after these terrific 10 years. Follow the jump for last week's tearful announcement of Jon and Kate's separation ...

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Lindsay Lohan rocked out in a sexy Herve Leger bandage bikini an early 23rd birthday party for herself held at Wet Republic at the MGM Grand Resort Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday. We have to say, she looked pretty decent.

Until we remember that it's Lindsay Lohan, of course.

Such Trash

The Mean Girls actress hung out with her friends (including Brittny Gastineau) in the VIP cabana. Check out her red number below and tell us what you think ...

Lindsay Lohan celebrates her 23rd birthday in style.

To be honest, we are a little surprised, and certainly glad, that Lindsay appears poised to survive until her actual birthday on Thursday. Doing all that coke and eschewing food is truly an impressive feat. Way to go, girl! Time to party!

Click to enlarge lots more Lindsay Lohan pictures from the event ...

[Photos: Splash News Online]

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The Jamie Foxx moonwalk stole the show at the BET Awards Sunday night, but Janet Jackson's poignant tribute to her brother Michael Jackson was a close second.

"My entire family wanted to be here tonight, but it was just too painful so they elected me to speak with you," she told the crowd at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A.

"I would just like to say that to you, Michael is an icon," said Janet, who wore all white. "To us, Michael is family, and he will forever live in all of our hearts."

Janet Jackson, 43, is the youngest of the nine Jackson children.

"On behalf of my family and myself, thank you for all your love; thank you for all your support," she went on, tearing up near the end. "We miss him so much."

As she exited the stage, Jamie Foxx, Stevie Wonder and Ne-Yo performed a cover of the Jackson 5's "I'll Be There" as Michael Jackson photos played on screen.

Here's the video of Janet's tribute, followed by Foxx & Co.'s performance:

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Of all the Michael Jackson tributes taking place since the King of Pop died tragically Thursday afternoon, this has to be one of our favorites so far.

Hosting Sunday's BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Foxx walked on stage dressed as an 80s era Jackson - complete with the gloves - as "Beat It" blared in the background. He shouted for the audience to clap their hands.

Saying he was there to honor Jackson, Foxx said "It don't matter what he looked like ... what his nose looked like ... it was what he sounded like."

"C'mon," he yelled, "for Michael."

Later, Foxx did the moonwalk across the stage to honor the music icon, who died Thursday at the age of 50 after suffering cardiac arrest (initial autopsy results on Jackson's body were inconclusive, and a second is reportedly being conducted).

"I am going to moonwalk for Michael Jackson," Foxx told the crowd. As he worked his way across the stage, the audience went wild.

No one can move like Michael Jackson, but Foxx certainly held his own. Check out the video of him moonwalking to "Billie Jean" ...

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Kate Moss is known for fashion. She is, after all, a supermodel.

Okay, so she may be just as well known for topless photos, pregnancy rumors and allegations of being an anorexic cokehead. But she still has good style!

Lauren Conrad, meanwhile, is best known for being a reality TV star and now a young adult fiction author. But she has quite the fashion following as well.

The supermodel topped her Kate Moss for Topshop dress with a blazer for the opening of the British chain's Manhattan flagship store, while the retired star of The Hills opted for a light gray jacket to cover the printed mini while promoting her new book.

Who wore it better? Tell us below ...

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Who looked better in this dress?

 

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South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford repeatedly asked his wife's permission to visit his lover, Maria Belen Chapur, in the months after she discovered his affair.

"I said absolutely not. It's one thing to forgive adultery; it's another thing to condone it," Jenny Sanford said in her first comments on the affair.

Jenny said that when Mark Sanford, inexplicably went off the grid last week, she hoped he was hiking on the Appalachian Trail, as his staff claimed at first.

That he had dared go to Argentina to see his mistress left her stunned.

"He was told in no uncertain terms not to see her," she said. "I was hoping he was on the Appalachian Trail. But I was not worried about his safety."

"I was hoping he was doing some real soul searching somewhere and devastated to find out it was Argentina [with Maria Belen Chapur]. It's tragic."

The Sanfords had separated about two weeks ago. Mark Sanford told the family that he wanted some time away to work on writing a book and "clear his head."

The S.C. First Lady said, "I had every hope he was not going to see her."

"You would think that a father who didn't have contact with his children, if he wanted those children, he would toe the line a little bit," she said.

Mark Sanford returned Wednesday to end nearly four days of speculation over his whereabouts, publicly confess his cheating and emotionally apologize.

Jenny Sanford, a Georgetown-educated, former Wall Street vice president, did not stand next to her husband Wednesday during his public confession.

She said she discovered her husband's affair with Maria Belen Chapur early this year after coming across a copy of a letter to her in one of his files.

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Billy Mays was found dead today in his home in Tampa, Fla., this morning.

The 50-year-old TV pitchman was discovered unresponsive by his wife Deborah at 7:45 a.m., according to the Tampa Police and numerous online reports.

His body has already been removed from his home.

Billy Mays had just returned from Philadelphia, where he shot a new OxiClean ad. He was a passenger aboard a plane that suffered a blown front tire upon landing.

He told a local TV station:

"All of a sudden as we hit you know it was just the hardest hit, all the things from the ceiling started dropping. It hit me on the head, but I got a hard head."

Mays was at his home around 6:00 p.m. last night, and according to a source, was "acting fine and normal ... he was talking business with his father-in-law."

Renowned TV pitchman Billy Mays (1958-2009).

According to police, there are no signs of forced entry to the residence and no foul play is suspected. The Medical Examiner's office is expected to complete the autopsy by tomorrow afternoon, at which point more will be known.

Billy Mays' wife Deborah said in a statement: "Although Billy lived a public life, we don't anticipate making any public statements over the next couple of days. Our family asks that you respect our privacy during these difficult times."

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A haunting and upsetting portrait of Michael Jackson's final months has now been painted by Grace Rwaramba, a nanny who cared for his three children.

In an interview with The Times of London, Rwaramba said she routinely pumped his stomach after he had ingested a dangerous combination of drugs.

"I had to pump his stomach so many times. He always mixed so much of it," Grace Rwaramba, 42, said. "There was one period that it was so bad that I didn't let the children see him ... He always ate too little and mixed too much."

Rwaramba, who is originally from Rwanda, is en route to L.A. where she will be interviewed by the LAPD, which is investigating why Michael Jackson died.

Having once proposed a drug invention for Michael, and contacting his mother Katherine and sister Janet for their help with it, the nanny instead got fired:

"He didn't want to listen. That was one of the times he let me go."

An employee of Michael Jackson's for more than a decade, Grace Rwaramba started as an office assistant to the pop star before becoming a nanny to his three children.

Jackson's three children are Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr., 12 (also known as Prince Michael Jackson), Paris Michael Katherine Jackson, 11, and Prince Michael Jackson II (a.k.a. Blanket), 7. Debbie Rowe is the mother of the elder two.

Rwaramba was last fired by Michael in December 2008, and claims that when she visited the three children in April, she personally had to buy the balloons for Paris' birthday party because Michael Jackson was so broke.

"Michael had no idea about money," she says, backing up claims that Jackson was rumored to be awash in about $400 million in debt at the time of his death.

According to Rwaramba, on Friday, the day after Michael died, his mother Katherine called her from Michael's L.A. house and asked where he kept his cash.

"She said, 'Grace, the children are all crying. They are asking about you. They can't believe that their father died. Grace, you remember Michael used to hide cash at the house. I am here. Where can it be?'"

Rwaramba advised looking "at the garbage bags and under the carpets."

Then, said the former nanny, "She said, 'Grace, where are you? Come. I will pick you up from the airport.' She sounded so strong. So strong!"

Jackson's autopsy results revealed an unknown cause of death. Toxicology testing should help establish more concrete answer, but will take weeks.

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The Kendra Wilkinson wedding to Hank Baskett may have garnered more attention among celebrity nuptials yesterday, but Eddie Van Halen also tied the knot.

Congratulations to Eddie and Janie Liszewski!

The singer and his girlfriend of three years, who got engaged in October wed in the garden of his seven-acre estate in the hills above Studio City, California.

Around 7 p.m., Janie Liszewski walked down the aisle to Van Halen's "When It's Love," performed by the Sonus Quartet. What an awesome wedding song.

The 54-year-old groom's 18-year-old son, Wolfgang, served as best man, while brother Alex Van Halen, an ordained minister, officiated the 20-minute service.

Among the 100 guests: Van Halen's ex-wife of 25 years, Valerie Bertinelli.

Janie Liszewski, 39, was given away by her mother under the watchful eye of Kano, the 15-year-old Pomeranian who walked Liszewski down the aisle.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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It seemed weird when he pulled a Mark Sanford and went off the grid, but Dr. Conrad Murray - who met with police last night - is no more than a witness when it comes to the death of Michael Jackson, according to the physician's attorney.

Investigators met with Murray for about three hours Saturday night after he voluntarily contacted authorities. Dr. Conrad Murray (also known as Dr. Conrad Robert Murray) is certain he is in no way responsible for the death of Jackson.

The LAPD released this statement:

"Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician who was with Michael Jackson at the time of his collapse, voluntarily contacted the Los Angeles Police Department."

"Detectives met with Dr. Murray and conducted an extensive interview. Dr. Murray was cooperative and provided information which will aid the investigation."

Murray

Murray is now free to go if he wants, but says he plans on staying in town "out of the goodness of his heart." His lawyer says there is "no need for further questioning" of Murray, but says the doctor "wants to help out as much as possible."

He is not considered a suspect.

Despite all of this, Michael Jackson's family members still have their suspicions about Dr. Conrad Murray and what happened on the day Jackson died.

A source close to the family says they feel Conrad Murray should not be cleared of any wrongdoing just yet. The family requested a second autopsy to find out the last drug Jackson took. A Demerol overdose has been rumored but not confirmed.

The family feels once those results are known, a criminal investigation will take place. The family is questioning Dr. Murray's abilities as a doctor.

In the Michael Jackson 911 call, the caller says Dr. Murray was performing CPR on Jackson on a bed; CPR is routinely performed on a hard surface.

A source said, "If you're a doctor, how can you not know how to do CPR?"

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