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The new season of The Bachelor doesn’t begin airing until January 5, but Jason Mesnick says that he did find love this time on ABC’s reality dating series.

“I’m engaged!” Mesnick, the 32-year-old Seattle single dad who won America's hearts as the runner-up on The Bachelorette last summer, tells People. “I found exactly what I was hoping for, what I was looking for. I’m completely in love.”

Soaked Pair

His marriage proposal to DeAnna Pappas was thwarted when she chose pro snowboarder Jesse Csincsak. They later broke up, which shocked Mesnick.

“I really did fall in love with DeAnna,” he says, adding that when he heard she and Csincsak split, “I was shocked. I thought they were going to make it.”

An outpouring of support from his fans and family helped convince the divorced Jason Mesnick to take another chance at finding love on reality TV.

“I don’t want to be by myself,” he says. “I’m ready for a relationship and a family.”

That family includes Ty, Mesnick’s three-year-old son from his first marriage. Jason says that the woman of his dreams has (or apparently, she had) to understand that falling in love with him also means connecting with Ty.

“I was not looking for a mom,” he says. “But I was definitely looking for a partner for me and a mentor and a friend to Ty.”

Mission accomplished. Mesnick says he’s still in awe of how his life has changed in the past year, from The Bachelorette to a starring turn on The Bachelor. “I just really believed this can happen to me... I cannot believe it’s this great!”

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Here's how The Hollywood Gossip sizes up the situation: Heroes may suck big time so far this season, but Hayden Panettiere is still cute. Agreed? Nice.

For the 14 of you out there who have stood by the series despite its obvious shark jumping and still care about Heroes spoilers, here are some for you:

You Know What That Look Says

On her character, Claire, Hayden says: “One of her parents will die.”

On Greg Grunberg’s character, Matt, the 19-year-old actress says: “We are planning for Matt and [ex wife] Janice to meet again.”

On the concept of traveling through time, Panettiere proclaims: “Time travel has become too much of a creative crutch. We wanted to flex some different muscles and take it off the table for a while to keep things fresh.”

On Zachary Quinto’s character, Sylar, HP had this to say: “He’ll be doing things we’ve never seen before. Awful and scary things.”

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Britney Spears is back at No. 1.

For the first time in more than five years, the ailing singer has topped the Billboard charts. Her newest album, Circus, has already sold more than half a million copies during the week ending Sunday, good enough for the #1 position.

This gives Brit the second biggest female debut of '08, topping Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus, Madonna, Janet Jackson and Beyoncé and only trailing Taylor Swift.

Back in October, Britney set the stage for a comeback as "Womanizer" became her first chart-topping single since "... Baby One More Time" a decade ago.

"Womanizer" also set a record for the biggest digital sales debut by a female artist (286,000 copies) since Nielsen started tracking downloads in '03.

"A year ago, did anyone think that today she would be able to come out with an album that would not only just debut at No. 1, but sell half a million copies in its first week?" asks Billboard Senior Chart Manager Keith Caulfield.

It's not just album and song sales soaring, because according to Britney Spears' official website, "This tour is selling out like hot cakes!"

So expect the ludicrously expensive "circus" to come to town soon.

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We know this dress would up on Tony Romo's floor two hours after this photo was taken - but did it look better on Jessica Simpson than on Miranda Kerr?

That's the question of the hour. The quote-unquote singer and actress stopped by The Late Show with David Letterman in a black Hervé Léger frock, while the Victoria's Secret model turned up in a red version at the brand's fashion show.

Mya Fashion Choice

The question for you, celebrity fashion fans, is ...

Who wore this dress better?

 

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Born via surrogate in early August, Ricky Martin's four-month-old twin boys make their debut in this week's issue of People. Here are some quotes from the Puerto Rican hunk about the birth of his adorable sons and fatherhood in general:

Q: Describe this time in your life.

Ricky Martin:  I'm so happy! Everything they do, from smiling to crying, is a blessing. Being a father feels amazing. This has been the most spiritual moment in my life.

Ricky Martin and Twins!

Q: How hands-on are you as a father?

Ricky Martin: I don't have a nanny. I'm doing this on my own because I don't want to miss a moment. I have a personal assistant who helps me, someone who takes care of me while I'm taking care of them, but I'm the one who changes the diapers, the one that feeds them, the one that bathes them, the one that puts them to sleep. For any parent, the first couple of months tend to get a little bit intense.

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Shaha Mishaal Adham has been released by the Beverly Hills Police Department and cleared of any wrongdoing in the death of Scott Ruffalo as of early this morning.

Adham, 26, said through her attorney that she saw Mark Ruffalo's brother accidentally shoot himself while retrieving her keys from his place - and fled the scene.

She told police Scott Ruffalo died during a game of Russian Roulette. Shaha Mishaal Adham went to his apartment to pick up her Land Rover, which he borrowed.

We've learned there was a mystery person also present (NOT Brian Scofield, the man who was named a "person of interest' in the case) during the deadly game.

  • Brian Scofield
  • Shaha Mishaal Adham

We're told after Scott shot himself, Adham bolted and called her boyfriend, Brian Scofield, who called 911. Ruffalo died yesterday after a week in critical condition.

No word if police are closing the investigation, but a rep for Mark Ruffalo released the following statement on behalf of the family, concerning the death of Scott.

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Sorry, Doug Reinhardt.

Don't expect your new girlfriend, Amanda Bynes, to want to walk down the aisle anytime soon. Or ever, necessarily. Hey, have fun in the meantime.

Amanda Bynes and Pal

"I feel trapped with the idea of marriage," she declares in Cosmopolitan. "How can you really be with somebody forever? I'd get bored! As I get older, I don't settle. I'd rather tell somebody, 'This is what I want - take it or leave it.'"

The 22-year-old Hairspray star - who has recently been spotted with Doug Reinhardt, Lauren Conrad's baseball player ex - says she never falls for actors.

"Obviously, [Gossip Girl star] Chace Crawford is gorgeous, but I wouldn't want to date him," Amanda says. "He's too pretty. Maybe he's a smart guy, and maybe he's my soul mate, but that's not the type I go for."

Amanda Bynes often feels like she doesn’t fit in with Hollywood types - and gives props to someone else we know who matches that same description.

“Part of me relates to Perez Hilton because he’s an outcast I don’t have a lot of friends who are actresses. They’re catty, and they’ll cut you down. I like that Perez is proud of who he is and doesn’t care what anybody thinks.”

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O.J. Simpson has been transferred from a Las Vegas jail to High Desert State Prison in Indian Springs, where he will begin his confusing 9-to-33-year prison sentence.

Here Orenthal's latest - and hopefully, last - mug shot. Although he may be eligible for parole as soon as 2017. Remember, this conviction was for robbing the sports memorabilia dealers last year, not the two people he killed in 1994.

Hope you packed lightly, O.J. They provide the orange jumpsuits for you in the slammer, and we all know you don't need to dress warmly for your ultimate destination.

O.J. Simpson Mug Shot III

A (S)MUG SHOT: Think O.J. Simpson is even the slightest bit sorry for what he did? We would wager three of our interns that he's not. [Photo Credit: Splash News Online]

Check out O.J. Simpson pictures and other stars' booking photos past and present in our always-entertaining, ever-expanding collection of celebrity mug shots!

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Besides the story lines progressively sucking harder each year, Grey's Anatomy seems to have a major problem on its hands: keeping its cast intact.

The newest rumor, which has pretty much been confirmed: T.R. Knight (George O'Malley) wants out of his contract and the show is poised to oblige.

In the past year and a half, we've now seen ...

  • Isaiah Washington refer to Knight by a gay slur twice, ultimately causing Knight to come out of the closet and Washington to be dismissed
  • Katherine Heigl, one season after winning an Emmy Award for her role on the show, publicly complain that her character's story lines suck
  • Kate Walsh bolt for a medicore spin-off, Private Practice
  • Brooke Smith get hired as a full-time cast member, then fired just 10 episodes later after ABC didn't like her character's girl-on-girl action 
  • T.R. Knight, having allegedly become a malcontent, ask to be released from the show, which he soured on ever since Washington-gate

This is too bad, as Knight was always a bright spot and fan favorite on the series. At least he and his boyfriend, Mark Cornelsen, are still going strong. Here they are out seeing The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in L.A. last night ...

T.R. Knight with Mark Cornelsen

T.R. Knight may hate his job like you, reading this at work when you should be filing TPS reports, but he and Mark Cornelsen remain happy. [Photo Credit: Splash News]

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The Hills was heartwarming, annoying, funny and nearly Audrina-free last night. Our recap will consist of awarding and deducting points as we see fit.

When Lauren Conrad learns her parents are moving out of Laguna Beach, she returns home to pack up her old room. Spencer Pratt tries to get sister Stephanie to ditch boyfriend Cameron, and Whitney Port takes a step closer to The City.

A Pimp and His Prize Hoe

On to the rankings! Chime in with your own!

Playing the role of strong, protective big brother, we came dangerously close to giving props to Spencer Pratt. But he would be snide, sarcastic and passive-aggressive to Stephanie even if Cameron weren't being a d!ck, so Minus 1.

Spencer to Stephanie: "Do you know how immature and stupid this relationship sounds from an outside perspective?" Plus 18, because it, like, totally does, but this is equally true of Speidi to the entire celebrity gossip reading world.

Within the first few minutes, LC name-drops the episode title, "Dream boy, dream job!" Minus 2 for lameness and the strong possibility that she was coached to.

At the Diane Van Furstenberg offices in NYC, Elizabeth, Alixe and Whitney Port herself are all wearing tight clothing and high heels at work. This is actually consistent with both the industry and city. Welcome to New York! Plus 3.

At least from what we could tell, Stephanie surprised Heidi and Spencer by bringing Cameron to dinner. Spencer went off on him immediately. Minus 4, because surely Stephanie would have seen that coming. It's Spencer Pratt, people!

How much did you love Lauren Conrad while she was back home in her old room! That scene with LC and Lo reflecting was, like, so real. *sniff* Plus 7!

But Minus 2 because while it would've been beyond ridiculous if Jason Wahler walked in at that moment, we were kinda hoping it would happen.

Okay, this has been bothering us for months: the hosts of the Hills After Show are such losers. Do we have to see them during commercials too? Who the eff dresses that girl? And you know that dude's glasses aren't even prescription. Minus 9.

Of course, Whitney would use a lot of Valley Girl-speak in her interview and of course, no one would bat an eye. If you're Heidi Montag at Bolthouse, this would be annoying as hell. But if you're Whitney Port, it's the name of the fashion game! Plus 3.

Whitney's Australian love interest, Jay Lyon, appears for, like, three seconds to hug her a lot before she leaves for L.A. Minus only 2, because while that was a total sham, we're so psyched to see Jay and Whitney on The City, you don't even understand!

TOTAL: +11. Not bad! Leave a comment with your own scores!