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The police are investigating Adnan Ghalib - celebrity news photographer and one-time boyfriend of Britney Spears, who is under court order to stay away from her - for felony assault with a deadly weapon with a vehicle.

How it all supposedly went down is rather absurd.

Yesterday morning, a process server went to Ghalib's Encino, Calif., apartment to hand him legal papers ordering him to appear in the Britney Spears restraining order case. This must be done in person for him to be obligated to appear.

The process server was waiting for Adnan Ghalib in the alley when Ghalib rolled up and allegedly hit the man with his car.

He says he landed on the hood of Adnan's car.

Adnan allegedly fled the scene and the process server called cops at 10:42 a.m. The process server had cuts and scratches, but he refused treatment.

The case is under investigation. Adnan Ghalib is the suspect and the alleged crime is assault with a deadly weapon with a vehicle - a felony.

Adnan had no comment on the matter.

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The Bachelor party is being extended yet again.

With the long-running reality TV series blazing in the ratings for ABC this season, the network has ordered a one-hour special to air the day after the finale.

The events in the show's regular three-hour conclusion are dramatic enough to warrant an additional hour, Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss said: "It's going to be shocking ... the end of this series is the best we have ever had."

The Bachelor normally airs a one-hour reunion special, entitled "After the Final Rose." Last year, when DeAnna Pappas chose Jesse Csincsak over Jason Mesnick (below), the reunion actually drew bigger ratings than the finale.

On March 3, ABC will air the new special - tentatively titled "After the Final Rose: Part 2" - and it will include additional interviews with The Bachelor star Jason Mesnick, the woman he chose in the finale - and the woman (or women?) he did not.

Might Ty be in trouble? Will there be a Molly Malaney vs. Melissa Rycroft cat fight? Will DeAnna Pappas murder either or both? How can you not tune in!

We currently stand at three bachelorettes. Who do you think will win?

 

Melissa Rycroft of The Bachelor

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She first rose to prominence 10 years ago as a sexy schoolgirl.

Now, in her latest video - for "If U Seek Amy," the third single from her Circus album - Britney Spears assumes a new sexpot persona, that of a '50s housewife.

Decked out in a blond wig, tight pink top and white skirt, Spears reportedly spent Tuesday shooting the video for her next single in Pacific Palisades, California.

"The video begins with Britney Spears coming outside her house to hand the paparazzi an apple pie that she just baked," a source told MTV.

"She acts like she wants to hook up. The whole video is very provocative."

The video should be out in time for the start of Britney's big Circus tour, which from what we've heard and seen, promises to be a very sexy sideshow.

Britney Spears from her classic video for "... Baby One More Time."

The new video features two "perfectly groomed" kids and a husband character, both strait-laced, and has dancers "dressed in skimpy outfits in metallic colors."

"She was like the old Britney at the shoot," a source close to the star reports. "She was engaged and excited the whole day and seemed like her old self."

With a title like "If U Seek Amy," how can she not be feeling a bit like the faux-virginal, enigmatic tease of the late '90s and early 2000s. Ah, the old days.

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There really isn't much to say about Joaquin Phoenix's visit to The Late Show last night, other than that he may want to stop hanging out with Snoop Dogg.

Bearded, spaced out and wearing sunglasses indoors, Phoenix may or may not have known where he was at that moment, uttering barely decipherable, monosyllabic answers about his film Two Lovers and career in general.

Things got so awkward that in order to break the ice, David Letterman posed this to the actor: "What can you tell us about your days with the Unibomber?"

It got worse. When the topic inevitably turned to his fledgling music career - for which he is supposedly giving up acting - Phoenix confirmed that hip-hop was his genre of choice, a revelation that sparked laughter from the audience.

"That's a joke?" he (slowly) snapped, clearly upset by the crowd reaction. "What do you have them on? What do you gas them up with? Is this nitrous?"

[crickets]

At the end of the interminable interview, Letterman summed it up as best he could: "Well, Joaquin, I'm sorry you couldn't be here tonight." See below ...

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Back in the day, Snoop Dogg helped craft, enhance and define an entire genre of music as a hard core gangsta rap artist and larger-than-life persona.

As the years go by, however, his street cred softens considerably. His style used to be real ... now he keeps it about as real as Heidi Montag's boobs.

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The guy will collaborate with anyone or appear on anything for the almighty dollar (albeit with occasional drug arrests mixed in for old times' sake).

That's just how he rolls! Case in point: Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag chilled with a sharp-dressed Snoop during a visit to the rapper's new MTV variety talk show, called Dogg After Dark (yes, really) at Hollywood club The Kress...

The program - which will feature celebrity guests and musical performances (we can only hope for a live performance by Heidi) - premieres February 17.

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According to the N.Y. Daily News, Alex Rodriguez has slithered back to ex-wife Cynthia Rodriguez in the wake of his steroid scandal - and Madonna is not happy.

"Madge is pissed!" reveals an insider, after A-Rod fled to Coral Gables, Fla., to be with C-Rod. "Alex ran right home to Cynthia. To Madonna, it's the ultimate dis."

According to sources, the Queen of Pop - who has been spotted with model Jesus Luz of late - is livid because A-Rod didn't come to her for solace.

The reason? "Alex's handlers want to make sure he's as far from Madonna as possible," says the insider. "He has enough negative publicity as it is."

Even after their messy divorce scandal last year, Alex Rodriguez is said to be finding comfort in the arms of ex-wife Cynthia amid the fallout from his positive steroid test.

No stranger to the spotlight, the Material Girl has gotten her fair share of attention lately by squiring Jesus Luz, a 22-year-old Brazilian, around New York.

But her camp insists that her dalliances with Luz - who's featured wet and making out with Madonna in W magazine's March issue - are just for publicity.

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Despite the gruesome allegations against him, Chris Brown may have gotten lucky because the charge he was booked on is somewhat weak, police sources say.

But the R&B singer is still in deep $h!t if a new report is to believed - one in which Rihanna says this is not the first time Brown has attacked her.

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Sources say that the Los Angeles County District Attorney kicked the case back to the police for further investigation because evidence that Chris Brown was making felony criminal threats against Rihanna is kind of thin.

Those sources are quick to say he will, however, almost certainly be charged with felony domestic battery, a lesser offense but still very serious, considering the horrific injuries he allegedly inflicted upon his girlfriend.

Here's how it went down, according to the police report:

After Chris Brown received a text message from a woman, who police have not identified to the media, who wrote about getting together with him, an argument erupted (initially, Rihanna would not tell cops what started the argument).

Rihanna did, however, tell them that during the argument, he started hitting her.

According to police, she ordered him to drive her home and "faked a call" to someone, saying things like, "He's dropping me off. Make sure the cops are there."

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After an unflattering series of pictures of her singing live caused a whirlwind of buzz about her somewhat fuller figure, then she struggled during her set on February 5, forgetting lyrics and appearing nervous, Jessica Simpson is stressed out.

But whatever happened to her that night, Jessica has a plan to bounce back, with the help of boyfriend Tony Romo - or so claims celeb gossip magazine OK!

A night after the Grand Rapids meltdown, the NFL quarterback was on hand to support Jessica in Champaign, Ill., - and she dedicated “You’re My Sunday,” to him.

Despite her insecurities and the widespread media scrutiny of Jessica’s body, Tony Romo - who was rumored to have banged some chick in her bed recently - has been unstintingly supportive of his diminutive sweetheart.

Jessica Simpson: The Revenge Diet

“She’s gone up a size in jeans, and Tony could care less,” a friend tells OK!. “He isn’t interested in some idiot Hollywood bimbo with an eating disorder."

After Jessica Simpson makes it through the stress of the tour, which ends March 14, close friends say the extra weight should disappear too.

"She eats her feelings - it’s hard having people criticizing your every move and ridiculing you on celebrity gossip blogs,” one pal tells OK!. "Once Jessica stops touring, she’ll calm her nerves and the weight will hopefully fall off.”

In addition, Jess is determined to cut back on her favorite finger foods like chips and guacamole and fall back into a regular fitness routine.

"She’d much rather gossip with her girlfriends than hit the treadmill, so I know she needs to get a workout buddy to run with her," her friend reveals.

Looks like it's already working. Follow the jump for some pictures of Jessica Simpson announcing Academy Of Country Music Awards nominees on Wednesday in Nashville, and earlier, at the airport heading to the event ...

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The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is pretty great.

The sports magazine brings us this photo spread of Brooklyn Decker nude - wearing only body paint of course. It's a strange and glorious tradition.

One wonders how they can get away with this, but we have learned not to question these finer things in life, lest someone wrest them away from us.

Suffice it to say, Andy Roddick is one lucky man.

But considering that you can sit there and enjoy this fine gallery of Brooklyn Decker pictures when you should be working, you have it pretty good as well.

Follow the jump to see B-Deck in her naked, body-painted glory ...

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Mandy Moore will tie the knot with musician beau Ryan Adams, her publicist confirms.

Details on the engagement weren't immediately available. Moore, 24, and Adams, 34, have dated off-and-on since March, although there was a brief break in there.

Luisana Loreley Lopilato de la Torre and Michael Buble

Moore supported friend and ex-boyfriend DJ AM in the wake of his surviving a plane crash, and was even rumored to have gotten back together with AM briefly.

She has also been linked to singer Greg Laswell, tennis star Andy Roddick, and actors Zach Braff and Wilmer Valderrama in the past. But Ryan Adams won out!

Adams, a popular singer, songwriter, producer and author, is perhaps best known for his song "New York, New York." Mandy Moore's next album, Amanda Leigh - a follow-up to 2007's Wild Hope - will be released May 26.

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