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Perez Hilton is sad.

After getting his clock cleaned by the manager of the Black Eyed Peas following a war of words outside the MuchMusic Awards in Toronto, Ont., the celebrity gossip blogger is not only bitter at his attacker, but people who don't feel really sorry for him.

While no one condones a violent assault (follow the link to check out the video of the fight), many find it difficult to sympathize with a classless idiot who:

  • Clearly relishes the role of instigator.
  • Went out of his way to cause trouble, as usual.
  • Chose terribly offensive language to provoke someone.

This upsets Perez.

Here are excerpts from his whiny statement:

"Words can hurt. I know that very well, from both sides of the fence."

"I was in an out-of-the ordinary situaton [sic] and used a word that I would not utter under normal circumstances. My intention - however misguided it may have been - was to stand up for myself and tell this belligerent man that I had enough of his badgering and was not going to continue to let him berate and intimidate me. I wanted to hurt him with the word I chose, not anyone else. Unfortunately, the one who got hurt was me and, subsequently, a lot of other people. I wish none of it had happened."

"I've come to terms with all my incongruities and am proud of who I am and what I do. In closing, words can hurt. But words should not provoke someone to violence. Stripped away from the mask of Perez Hilton, I have been extremely bothered by the public reaction to my assault. Violence should never be condoned with such statements as 'It's Karma' or 'I don't believe in violence but…'"

"In fact, several television and radio shows over the past couple of days echoed the sentiment "He had it coming.' Would they have said the same thing if I was a woman? Would I have 'deserved it' if I had been stabbed? Or shot? Or killed?"

"There are many ways to deal with disagreements, both good and bad, but violence is never the answer. Never. I now know that first-hand. It should not be condoned, promoted or accepted. No one 'deserves' to be the victim of violence."

"No one 'has it coming.' NO ONE. And victims should not be ridiculed."

What do you think? Whose side are you on?


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The Hills star Audrina Patridge's own reality series, tentatively titled The Audrina Show, is in development at MTV, according to Entertainment Weekly.

News of Audzo's series, produced by Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Apprentice) and will focus on her personal and professional life, surfaced in March.

Audrina's Baggage

Hopefully it gives us behind-the-scenes looks at her professional endeavors such as posing in a bikini and devouring gigantic hamburgers ...

BURGER BABE: A photo from Audrina's new Carl's Jr. ad.

Patridge's final episodes of The Hills will begin airing in the fall. These will feature her feuding with new star (and former Laguna Beach hottie) Kristin Cavallari.

Congratulations to Audrina Patridge for branching out and scoring her own show. We just pray we never have to see Justin-Bobby on it. Please, let it be so.

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New Britney Spears pictures have been released on her official site, showing the star and her dancers after they rehearsed a new number for her concerts.

The hot new number, whatever it might be, will be unveiled in Europe during the current leg of her Circus tour next month. What do you think it will be?

Here's Britney kicking it with her merry band of Circus helpers ...

What Up Y'all!

If you ask us, as long as she gets the right city when she gives a shout-out, and goes home to Jason Trawick after the show, it can only be a success.

Click to enlarge more pics of Britney and her backup dancers ...

  • Backup Fancers For Britney Spears
  • Working Out the kinks
  • Britney Back Stage
  • Britney and Her Dancers
  • With the Help
  • Sitting in the Stands


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The former Mr. Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey, and girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo have split up, according to reports. They'd been together almost three years.

"It was an amicable break-up. They walk away from it still friends," says a source quoted by Us Weekly who is reportedly close to the hot couple.

Adds another source to the same celebrity gossip tabloid, "They still care about each other very much. This is what's best for both of them."

The couple hooked up in 2006 - the year after Lachey split from Jessica Simpson. In 2007, Minnillo said she wanted to have kids with Lachey.

They always seemed like such a nice couple and we are sad they broke up. Poor Nick. Maybe he can reunite with Jessica on her new reality show.

Click to enlarge some classic Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo pics ...

Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo Photo

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Did yet another celebrity get preferential treatment because of fame?

After pleading guilty to a felony assault charge on Monday, the Chris Brown plea deal allows the singer to avoid going to jail for being up Rihanna.

He agreed to five years' probation, 52 weeks in an anti-domestic violence program and 180 days of labor service, and must stay clear of his ex.

Did the music star receive a light sentence considering what he did? The consensus among criminal defense attorneys seems to be ... yes and no.

According to some, Brown's fame may have worked against him in crafting the plea bargain, despite the way he fervently annihilated Rihanna's face.

Typically, first-time felony assault offenders avoid jail time, just like Brown. But many simply do probation and domestic violence counseling and then move on, without donning an orange jumpsuit and picking trash off of the highway.

In general, plea bargains usually involve a defendant choosing between a mix of hard labor, community service, probation and jail. If a defendant chooses jail, then the sentencing period usually shrinks by a factor of two or three to one.

In other words, Chris Brown sought to avoid jail time, which he could have faced given the severity of the charges, so his work sentence was harsher.

Had he agreed to jail, he may have only had to do a few weeks or a month, which would suck, but would hasten his return to singing, dancing and making lame Youtube videos with Bow Wow. Right now, he's got a job for six months.

Compared with overall sentencing statistics, Brown's punishment appears a bit harsher than average. But factoring in the worldwide notoriety of the incident and the vulnerability of the victim (a woman), he probably got lucky too.

So basically ... what do you think? Was the punishment just?


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Rumors of a love scene with The Runaways stars Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning are heating up. According to numerous new reports online, the actresses will have an "intense love scene" in the film, set in a hotel room.

We're sure Kristen will be imagining Dakota is Robert Pattinson throughout.

Those on the set of the movie say Stewart has become so engrossed in character as '70s-'80s rocker Joan Jett that the two have become one and the same.

Here's Kristen, in character with her skin-tight rocker jeans, leather jacket and a black mullet, taking a spill on the set of The Runaways yesterday ...

Taking a Spill

Girls jealous of Kristen Stewart can at least enjoy this moment.

Despite taking a tumble, the 19-year-old actress was a trooper and finished off her day of filming before enjoying a celebratory cigarette at the end.

Click to enlarge more Kristen Stewart pictures below!

  • Jett Black
  • Jett Setting
  • Joan Jett Look-alike
  • On the Run

[Photos: Fame Pictures]

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The would-be "documentary filmmaker" accused of donning camo and sneaking onto Britney Spears' property in hopes of capturing the star on video was back in court this afternoon in L.A. There, Miranda Tozier-Robbins proclaimed her innocence.

The 26-year-old stalker pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor trespassing charges, which could net her a maximum of six months in jail if convicted.

Representing herself, the failed American Idol hopeful entered the plea after briefly meeting with the prosecutor in Judge Jay Ford III's chambers.

A pretrial hearing set was scheduled for July 17, but Ford indicated he expected a plea bargain arrangement to be worked out before that time.

  • Miranda Tozier-Robbins Mug Shot
  • Miranda Tozier-Robbins Mugshot

GREAT MOMENTS IN STALKING: All poor Miranda Tozier-Robbins wanted was a shot of her favorite pop star. Instead she just joined our celebrity mug shot gallery.

Miranda Tozier-Robbins remains subject to a temporary restraining order prohibiting her from coming within 100 yards of Britney Spears and her house.

Spears is back in L.A. after her most recent concert in Manchester. Even if Britney doesn't know where she is on a daily basis, fans like Miranda totally do.

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The Real Housewives of New Jersey concluded its first season last week with an epic fight in which Danielle Staub was labeled a "prostitution whore," among other things, while nearly having a table flipped onto her by an enraged Teresa Giudice.

The classy ladies will reunite Tuesday night on Bravo for a post-mortem. In anticipation of the drama to come, Caroline Manzo and Danielle Staub spoke out separately to discuss their feud. All the N.J. wives seem to feud with Danielle.

Where They Stand

Caroline Manzo: She’s invisible to me. I never had a relationship with her and I will never have a relationship with her. She’s a pathological liar. She is manipulative. She is an opportunist. She has no conscience. She has no morals.

Danielle Staub: If you’re going to call me a pathological liar, challenge me. I’m a human being, and on the inside my heart aches just like theirs. Just because there’s so many of them that doesn’t mean that their pain is more important than mine.

Who Is Lying?

Danielle Staub: I have a big problem with Caroline. I think that she’s a big bully. She’s lying. And I don’t understand her motives. Protecting your sister is one thing, but what exactly are you protecting her from?

Caroline Manzo: A lot of people are upset with me for “lying for my sister.” I didn’t lie for my sister. That’s not who I am. And there’s no truth to that at all. If Dina showed that book, I would have let her fight her own battle. So, Danielle, sorry to disappoint you.

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Amazingly, the exact instant in which Perez Hilton got punched in the dome during an altercation with the Black Eyed Peas was captured in the photograph below.

The image clearly shows Perez wincing as he was getting socked with a clenched fist, or a nanosecond after the fact. The terrified look on his face tells it all.

It is not clear:

  1. Who the fist belongs to (Perez claims the Peas' manager, Polo Molina, threw the punch after the blogger and got into an argument in Toronto).
  2. Whether that is in fact Lady Gaga on the left.

We've seen the video of the fight after the MuchMusic Awards, now here's the photo taken as heated words escalated into a violent melee:

Perez Hilton Getting Punched

Guess Perez Hilton wasn't lying about being punched in the head. Whether the pink-haired' one's conduct is to blame for the violent incident is another subject.

The incident ended with the celebrity gossip magnate Tweeting his followers for help, and police eventually arresting Polo Molina for the assault on Hilton.

Perez and were allegedly arguing over his coverage of the Black Eyed Peas and his blog when Hilton called a f**got, sparking the attack.

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is furious at Perez, who is gay, for his use of that slur, and asked that Hilton make an apology.

But now Perez is ticked at GLAAD and says they should apologize.

He said in a statement:

"I am saddened GLAAD chose to victimize me further by criticizing me for how I non-violently dealt with a scary situation that, unfortunately, turned violent."

"While I doubt I will get an apology from GLAAD, nor do I expect one, I hope people know how difficult it is to intellectualize a situation and think rationally when a thug disguised as a musician is screaming at your face and intimidating you."

"I am just very fortunate and grateful that nothing more serious happened to me."

Do you sympathize with Perez that the altercation turned violent and he was hit? Or did he deserve what he got? Whose side are you on?


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After Jon and Kate Gosselin announced on Monday night's show that they are officially separating, TLC is shelving Jon & Kate Plus 8 until August 3.

Should it even come back at all?

Kate is Irate

The series, which follows the lives of the Gosselins and their brood, has become garnering TLC its best ratings ever in the past couple of months.

But TLC said next Monday's episode would be a clip show containing new footage, but that the next all-new episode would not air for six weeks.

Sources say the desire to take a production break came from TLC, not the Gosselins. Only six of Jon & Kate Plus 8's 40-episode order have aired.

However, because of the turmoil in the Gosselin's marriage, TLC does not have footage to make new episodes as its schedule became last minute.

This season's episodes were often completed the day of airing. This was true of last night's, which featured Jon and Kate's divorce announcement.

Jon and Kate Gosselin married 10 years ago and separated yesterday.

The premiere episode drew almost 10 million viewers following reports that Jon was cheating on Kate with Deanna Hummel and she was responding in kind with their bodyguard Steve Neild. Jon was later linked to Hailey Glassman as well.

Additional rumors and gossip fueled the fire in recent weeks, including a shocking photo of Kate spanking Leah and a video of her denying Mady water.

Accounts of Jon looking for his own place and the couple spending less and less time together signified what the couple officially confirmed last night.

It's over. But the show, apparently, will go on.

What do you think of the show's scheduled break, rather than the show being cancelled? Should Jon & Kate Plus 8 come back at all?


Follow the jump for a look at Jon and Kate's divorce papers ...

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