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Grey's Anatomy spoiler alert! After months of rumors that stars Katherine Heigl and T.R. Knight may be leaving the show, their co-star James Pickens, Jr., a.k.a. The Chief, has added fuel to the fire by sort of confirming they are:

"Yes, she is," he said when asked by Us Weekly if Heigl will exit the show that made them famous. "Wherever Katherine goes, I wish her nothing but the best."

Heigl on Today

As for Knight, Pickens said, "He's going too."

The network and studio say they cannot confirm anything, and Katherine Heigl's and T.R. Knight's personal reps have declined to comment on the subject.

However, an ABC source says, "There's no way [James Pickens] could know that, because nothing has been decided yet. Nothing has been written and [Heigl and Knight] are still working out what will happen next season with the network."

T.R. Knight and Katherine Heigl want out of Grey's Anatomy.

According to inside sources who work closely with Grey's Anatomy, it is likely that Heigl and T.R. Knight will make an exit at the end of the current fifth season.

Both have asked to leave. However, ABC needs to sign off on letting them out of their contracts, which extend six years, and that hasn't been done.

So why did Pickens say they are leaving?

"I don't think James meant to say what he did," one insider said. "I think he was thrown by the line of questioning and didn't realize what he was saying."

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Want to head for The Hills?

The glamorous, semi-scripted life can be yours for only $11,000 a month.

That's the going price for Lauren Conrad's two-story, 3,000 square foot home in West Hollywood, which is now available for rent after the reality star moved out.

It boasts 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a swimming pool, two fireplaces and a guest house that once saw Justin-Bobby and Audrina Patridge naked a lot.

Here's a photo of movers at LC's place (in case you didn't believe it) ...

Movin' Out

Since vacating Hollywood with BFF Lo Bosworth, LC is now residing in a high-rise condo in the L.A. neighborhood of Westwood. Click below to enlarge some Lauren Conrad pics taken when she arrived at her condo the other day.

The look on her face says it all. Either she was grossed out by the sight of celebrity gossip media crowding her car, or she smelled Spencer Pratt lurking nearby ...

  • Gross!
  • LC is Home

[Photo Credits: Splash News Online]

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The Hollywood Gossip's recap of The Bachelor is a rundown of our favorite (and least favorite) moments, with points awarded or deducted as we see fit. Last night, the four women took Jason to their hometowns. Let's get to it ...

Plus 5 for ABC subtly plugging Dancing with the Stars via Jillian Harris' mom's take on relationships: "Life is a dance and you learn as you go."

Minus 4 for Jillian literally mixing her cliches: "I literally catapulted off the couch. It was like a total cherry on the top of a perfect day."

In Michigan, Molly Malaney's dad offered her the best Guns n' Roses-themed advice of the evening: don't cry. Simple, yet profound. Plus 11. (Jillian's mom blew a chance to warn her about getting caught in November Rain... again.)

The Malaney hat box was great, too, leaving both Jason and Molly momentarily mortified. Plus 4. And Plus 3 more for Molly's adorable argyle sweater!

Minus 4 for mimosas in a Thermos. It's just weird, Naomi. But not as much as referring to Jason Mesnick as her "potential future husband" three times in 90 seconds.

Hector: There's just one God. Joanne: There are multiple lifetimes. Mmm. Minus 12 because this awkwardness sealed Naomi's fate long before the Rose Ceremony.

  • Jason and Jillian on The Bachelor
  • Jason and Melissa on The Bachelor

Canada's Jillian Harris was the big winner of the night, while Jason Mesnick received a bit of a surprise when Melissa Rycroft said her parents would not be participating.

A surprising Plus 13 for Melissa Rycroft's parents declining to participate on the show. No offense to Melissa for her decision to go on The Bachelor - thank goodness she did! - but you have to admire her folks' stance in a way.

Minus 5 at the same time, though, because they could support their daughter a little. They didn't even go to games when she was a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader? Her surprisingly low self-esteem for a girl so gorgeous makes sense now.

Plus 6 for Jason Mesnick keeping Melissa around in spite of this setback. Besides, her family's no-show still leaves them light years ahead of Naomi's family. Let's hear it for victory by omission! You wonder if Melissa Rycroft heard how Naomi's date went, decided she already had a rose in the bag and told her parents not to bother.

Obligatory Plus 3 for Chris Harrison and his dashing good looks.

A brief discussion of next week's previews: New Zealand? Really? Jealous. Plus 4. OMG, is there some doubt about Jason and Molly's chemistry? Minus 7. Okay, did Melissa not tell her folks she was even going on the show? Minus 2. Finally, re: DeAnna Pappas' return - if we're supposed to believe what we saw (and it's not ABC having a field day with us), DeAnna tells Jason she made a mistake - and he still has a chance with her?! Minus 13, because we don't buy it ... but totally Plus 35 because that would be, as Chris Harrison's voiceover says, "the most shocking twist in Bachelor history."

TOTAL: +36! A quick list of who's in and out on The Bachelor...

Roses received at ceremony: Molly, Melissa, Jillian.

Given the Heave-Ho By Jason Mesnick: Naomi.

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Law enforcement sources are getting more specific regarding Sunday night's Chris Brown arrest - and cops who photographed Rihanna's injuries say they are "horrific."

The photos show major contusions on both sides of the singer's face - there is serious swelling and bruising. Her lip is split and her nose bloody.

Elegant Rihanna

Moreover, there are bite marks on one of her arms and on several fingers.

According to reports, Rihanna claims Chris Brown struck her with his fists and that's what did the damage. There was no object used in the alleged attack.

Rihanna refused treatment at the scene, but before she left cops took photos. According to reports, the photos alone are "devastating proof of abuse."

Also, it was not Rihanna who personally called 911. Someone in the area heard her screams during the alleged assault and placed the urgent call for help.

According to a source close to the investigation, Chris Brown "fled on foot" from the scene following the disturbing attack. Two officers from the LAPD found Rihanna in Brown's rented silver Lamborghini "beaten really badly and hysterical."

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With her big Circus tour officially good to go and her life seemingly back on track, Britney Spears is welcoming an old friend back into the fold.

Former assistant Felicia Culotta, who most recently worked for The Jonas Brothers, has returned to Team Britney, just in time for the Circus tour.

"Britney has always held a special place in my heart, and over the course of the last year I have seen her work harder than she ever has in her entire life," Felicia Culotta said in a statement last night on Britney Spears' official site.

"Sadly, I am really going to miss the Jonas boys, but I felt I had to be a part of this exciting time in Britney's career. I love Britney and missed her dearly."

Britney Spears poses with then-husband Kevin Federline and then-assistant and BFF Felicia Culotta in front of a famous French landmark in this classic file photo.

One assumes Culotta has been sufficiently vetted by Spears' conservators, father Jamie Spears and lawyer Andrew Wallet, who still have total control over the sort of company the artist keeps. And does for a living, and spends money on, etc.

Jamie Spears recently sought and was granted restraining orders against Sam Lutfi and Adnan Ghalib, Britney's most infamous former hangers-on.

The Circus Starring Britney Spears kicks off March 3 in New Orleans. Click to enlarge more Britney Spears pics with Felicia from the good ol' days:

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Nick Lachey definitely got out at the right time.

The former 98 degrees and current solo singer used to star with his wife on the MTV series Newlyweds. Then they split up and she became tortured by food, while he hooked up with a gorgeous new girlfriend and avoided negative PR.

Now, he's even going to appear on One Tree Hill this season!

According to TV Fanatic, Nick will be playing a singer, former reality star and former boy band member who is dating Vanessa Minnillo. Yes, himself.

In the OTH story line, a record label wants to buy one of Haley's (Bethany Joy Galeotti) songs that she wrote for Nick Lachey's new album, but she's hesitant to sell any of her music, so Nick will appear in person to make the case.

The One Tree Hill quotes that follow? Sure to be cheesy.

In real life, Nick has a new album coming out this spring called Coming Up for Air, which includes a duet he recorded with American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi.

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How does he do it?

How can one man be arrested SO many times? We have often asked these questions about the incomparable DMX because, well... if one gets busted for serious crimes enough times, eventually you will be placed in some sort of jail.

Well, that's where he is right now - and that still hasn't stopped the rapper from going berzerk and incurring the wrath of the law enforcement community.

DMX is officially on "lockdown status" in Arizona's Tent City Jail after pulling one of the best moves an inmate can make - threatening to fight the guards.

Yet Another DMX Mug Shot

After he failed to report for his medication, officials say the rapper began cussing at officers and threatened to "assault somebody to get some respect."

DMX was immediately thrown into lockdown, separated from the other inmates and punished with a "special diet that is a form of bread and water."

It all started when he refused to report for work, telling officers, "I already have a job and don't need this s***." Hard to argue with that sound logic.

Sounds like he's finally reforming. Click to enlarge more booking photos of DMX (our career celebrity mug shots leader), past and present ...

  • Smiling DMX Mug Shot
  • A Mug Shot of DMX
  • Earl Simmons Mug Shot
  • DMX Mug Shot (Yawn)
  • DMX: The Mug Shot
  • DMX Mug Shot (Again)

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It's finally official: Britney Spears will go on her Circus tour, and Sean Preston and Jayden James will come with her. But this comes at a hefty price.

Jamie Spears and Kevin Federline have both signed a document which clears the path for Britney taking her kids on the road for her upcoming tour.

What, you ask, is in it for the FedEx man, who could have nixed this arrangement and put The Circus Starring Britney Spears in serious jeopardy?

Just $5,000 a week. What a steal.

Kevin and Jayden James Federline

K-Fed has spent the vast majority of the time with Jayden James, above, and Sean Preston for the past 14 months as Britney regained sanity. [Photo: Splash News]

The way the tour deal goes is Jayden James and Sean Preston will follow Britney Spears to three "hubs" - New Jersey, New Orleans and Los Angeles.

Britney will commute back and forth from each hub during the tour.

She's also renting houses in N.J. and New Orleans for K-Fed if he wants to come along. But K-Fed gets the $5,000 a week, whether he shows up or not.

Interestingly, the deal Jamie Spears and K-Fed signed effectively kills the custody arrangement they have all been following since last year.

Britney gets the kids three days and nights a week, according to the new agreement, which will remain in effect after the tour is over.

Many weeks, Britney will actually have the kids more than Kevin, so in effect it's 50/50 custody. Score one for Team Britney ... and for Team Kevin, since we all know the guy wanted more time to party in Las Vegas with Victoria Prince anyway.

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"I am really excited for the hometown visits. This is really where everything changed for me last season with DeAnna and I know it will be the same this year. Naomi, Jill, Melissa and Molly have huge hearts and that was my ultimate goal finding my final four. I am not nervous, just excited to see the girls in their element." - Jason Mesnick

Tonight on The Bachelor, after the President of the United States talks about some economic stimulus thing, Jason Mesnick will embark on critical hometown dates.

This is where things can really click or go terribly wrong.

It's where Brad Womack was turned off by Bettina Bell's dad, Tessa Horst caught Andy Baldwin's eye, Lorenzo Lamas made a ridiculous cameo with daughter Shayne, and on the most recent The Bachelorette, Jason fell for DeAnna Pappas.

Jason Mesnick: The Bachelor Star

Now that the roles are reversed and he's The Bachelor, what will tonight's hometown dates - to Michigan, Texas, Canada and California - tell Jason about favorites Molly Malaney and Melissa Rycroft - and underdogs Naomi and Jillian?

That remains to be seen, but it wouldn't be The Bachelor without some major surprises. For one, the previews have indicated that the parents of Melissa Rycroft do not approve of this show - and he won't be meeting them in Big D.

She's been considered the favorite by many - will tonight's trip to Dallas put Molly Malaney in the driver's seat? Or will Jillian or Naomi make a run?

Tell us, who do you think will win The Bachelor?

 

Melissa Rycroft of The Bachelor

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Who still wears short shorts? Jessica Simpson.

Who still can't carry a tune? Jessica Simpson. But at least she seemed in much better spirits than during her meltdown in Michigan on Thursday night.

Despite lingering scrutiny over Jessica's weight, the alleged country star busted out her daisy dukes - which she famously flaunted in 2005 while promoting The Dukes of Hazzard - for her concert at The Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin, on Friday:

Out with the Haters!

Jessica Simpson shows the haters where the exit is.

"Jessica had an off night," her rep said of the Grand Rapids meltdown, but she bounced back strong. "She's a perfectionist and wanted to start some songs over."

"She always wants to give the best performance for her fans."

Call her curvy or fat, in the photos below, our Caption Contest subject looks pretty darn good. Looks, not sounds. Click to enlarge pics of her performing in Wisconsin:

  • Daisy Duke in Short Shorts
  • Fat Rock Star
  • Short Shorts
  • Gripping That Mic
  • Squatting Down
  • Daisy Dukes
  • Daisy Duke

[Photo Credits: Splash News Online]

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