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Embattled Miss California Carrie Prejean certainly has her share of critics, but rest assured, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is firmly in her camp.

The 2008 GOP Vice Presidential nominee released a statement last night slamming "the liberal onslaught of malicious attacks" against Prejean, who first ignited controversy for coming out against same-sex marriage at last month's Miss USA pageant.

"I can relate, as a liberal target myself," Sarah Palin said.

"What I find so remarkable is that these politically-motivated attacks fail to show that what Carrie and I believe is also what President Obama and Secretary Clinton believe - marriage is between a man and a woman."

"I applaud Donald Trump for standing with Carrie during this time. And I respect Carrie for standing strong and staying true to herself, and not letting those who disagree with her deny her protection under the nation's First Amendment Rights."

DUMB AND DUMBER: Carrie Prejean has a new, high-profile political backer.

"Our Constitution protects us all - not just those who agree with the far left," the mother of Bristol Palin went on.

Amazingly, the governor of a U.S. state apparently does not realize that:

  • She was only a "liberal target" because she was running for Vice President of the United States, and representing the other party.
  • The First Amendment has nothing to do with being criticized for speaking one's mind; it simply protects one from being imprisoned for it.
  • Prejean nearly lost her crown not for her gay marriage stance, but for violating the terms of her contract with a private organization.
  • Prejean did not lose her crown! Rather, she received national acclaim, even becoming a hero to the National Marriage ... whatever it is.

Last week, Prejean's father, Will, told E! Online that Palin personally called him to voice support for his daughter, but didn't reveal any more details.

On Tuesday, Trump announced at a news conference that Prejean will keep her crown despite the release of semi-nude and topless photos that she blamed on the wind ... or Satan ... or liberals, or ... whatever, who the hell cares.

Miss California pageant director Shanna Moakler resigned her position a day later, saying she "no longer believes" in the Miss Universe organization. When Shanna Moakler is your new moral compass, you've got issues, Miss Universe.

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Former Laguna Beach star Kristin Cavallari has been rumored for weeks to be replacing Lauren Conrad, her former high school rival, on MTV's The Hills.

Well, now it's a done deal!

Cavallari will indeed be starring in the faux-reality series, with her first appearance on the show also being Conrad's last - the May 31 season finale.

Kristin will be shown catching the bouquet at the wedding of Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt (she introduced the gruesome twosome years ago).

She'll appear in 10 episodes this fall. The 22-year-old budding actress is fully prepared to stir things up, too: “It’s a TV show,” Kristin Cavallari explains.

“I’m not going into it like, ‘I’m going to make great friendships with these people.’ It’s work! Drama sells. I think that’s why they’re bringing me in.”

Kristin shared more insight with Entertainment Weekly on her return to reality TV. We've printed some excerpts below, with more after the jump.

On why she’s coming back: “My goal is to get fans excited about me again. When I first started out, I had a celebrity name but I didn’t have the acting skills I have now. If I have some buzz with my name again, I feel like it will only help.”

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Back home in California before heading off to Europe with the Circus next month, Britney Spears was spotted with her agent, Jason Trawick, over the weekend.

The couple were seen riding, alone, in her white Mercedes. The pair just drove around Los Angeles for two hours straight, without even a stop for food or gas.

Spears and Trawick

Two hours straight? Are these two an item again? Were they ever? All we know is that every few months, this same rumored relationship seems to pop up.

Here are some photos of them together - not from this week's driving adventure (follow the link to see those) - that have sparked such gossip in the past:

While it's possible they were just driving aimlessly around LA talking biz - we have done so and have far less interesting lives - but isn't that a bit strange for Britney Spears and Jason Trawick, who have twice been linked romantically?

Is it possible they wanted to spend time together and not worry about being seen or overheard? Were they (unsuccessfully) looking for a place to shack up?

Whatever the case may be, Jason Trawick appears to be a decent guy, and a good influence on Britney. And no matter what, he's no Osama Lutfi. Nice.

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Facing a May 18 trial date on charges of selling OxyContin, Sherry Johnston - the mother of Levi Johnston - says relations between her family and that of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin are thawing, and that she saw grandson Tripp at her own home.

"When Bristol came to pick up Tripp this week, she said if we want him more often, all I have to do is call ... She said if I want to come to their house, I can come over and see him all the time," Sherry Johnston, 42, tells Momlogic.com.

"I am hopeful we'll be able to work together to raise Tripp."

The families have been feuding in recent weeks as Levi embarks on a whirlwind media tour for some ridiculous reason, talking about boning Bristol and feeling sorry for himself for not getting to spend more time with his son.

Johnston, who spent Mother's Day with Levi and his twin sister Mercede, said she sent a Mother's Day text message to Tripp's mom, Bristol Palin, May 10.

  • Sherry Johnston Photo
  • Levi Johnston and Tripp Johnston

Three generations of Johnstons: Sherry, Levi and Tripp.

But despite signs of easing of the tension between the two Alaskan families, Sherry says she still would like to see her baby grandson more often.

Perhaps she should have considered that before getting involved - allegedly, sorry - in dealing prescription drugs. Not great for the reputation, typically.

"We see him a few hours a week, but I did spend time with him this morning. It tears me apart. Every time I see him he's a different child."

"Before he wasn't rolling over, now he is," Sherry Johnston added. "Now he's trying to crawl. I am missing him so much that it tears me up."

Johnston pleaded innocent to all charges and says she got hooked on the opiate after a hysterectomy that led to seven additional surgeries.

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As Lauren Conrad can attest, some Hollywood neighbors aren't too excited when a young celebrity moves into their neighborhood at throws parties.

Paris Hilton probably won't be receiving any apple pies from her neighbors after one of her late-night ragers ended with a vandalism spree this week.

It happened Monday in the Hollywood Hills, where Paris just moved in and threw a huge "welcome me back" party that lasted until 4 a.m. Tuesday.

Welcome back from what? Whatever it is she does. We're not clear on what that is, but anyway, Paris' neighbors called the cops about the noise.

Big mistake, it turned out.

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Paris Hilton and beau Doug Reinhardt.

When they woke up, a half-dozen cars on the block had been keyed and egged. Among said cars - two Bentleys, two Maseratis and a $1.4 million Bugatti Veyron, whose owner is probably wondering right about how why he didn't garage it.

Police are investigating the possibility that some of the guests were involved. Paris Hilton herself was interviewed, though they don't think she's a culprit. Of course, she would probably have to Google herself to remember anyway.

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In a story that could have been accurately printed any morning for the past two years, Amy Winehouse’s father is terrified she will die from addiction to alcohol.

Mitch Winehouse, who has a close relationship with his troubled daughter, has already seen the singer hospitalized about 390 times thanks to her drug habit.

Reports say she has been trying to kick hard core narcotics in favor of weed and booze, but that's creating a new slew of issues as far as Mitch is concerned.

"After she almost died twice from drug problems, to see her walking, smiling - she has progressed so much," the elder Winehouse said. “But now, if it's alcohol instead of hard drugs - I don't think I can go through it again. I've distanced myself.

"Whatever happens, happens. It's her life. It's her career. It's her decision."

Mitch Winehouse with embattled, drug-addled daughter Amy.

Mitch is currently staying with Amy on the island of St. Lucia as she battles personal woes and writes her eagerly-anticipated third album. If her recent concert disaster is any indicator, don't look for that album in record stores anytime soon.

He accepts that he "has no influence over her life" and recalled: "She said to me, 'Dad thank you for pulling me out of drugs', and I said to her, 'But you are the one who decided to pull out. You can do it again and stop drinking’.”

Not so sure about that, given what we've seen of her lately, but here's hoping. Click to enlarge some recent Amy Winehouse pictures ...

  • Fidel Missore Pic
  • Rehab Regular
  • Wino Photo
  • Burned Amy Winehouse
  • Amy Winehouse: Burn Victim
  • Devastated Amy Winehouse
  • Wino Wants Babies
  • Riding Her Animal

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Audrina Patridge certainly has a signature style - which might be that it's hard to keep track of what fashions and hairstyles she'll go with on any given day.

The 24-year-old recently lightened up her locks for spring, trading her more familuar dark brown tresses for a more sun-kissed look. That's quite the change!

Making An Arrival

The Hills star is always looking hip, but which of these hairstyles looks best on Audrina Patridge, in your opinion? Tell us in our little informal survey below!

Audrina's hair looks better when it's ...

 

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The Rihanna nude photos that leaked last week appear to be real (albeit not that interesting, attractive or scandalous, to be perfectly honest).

The new track called "Silly Boy" that she is allegedly working on - and in which she appears to be trashing Chris Brown - is a fake, however.

Her rep tells Us Weekly that it's not even Rihanna performing on "Silly Boy," an upbeat track Kanye West linked to on his blog on Monday.

Lady Gaga was also touted as being "featured" on the song with backing vocals, but her rep also has come out and said that's not true.

"This isn't them," GaGa's spokesperson said. "Total fake track."

Multiple celebrity news and music outlets speculated Rihanna was singing about Brown, who was arrested in February for allegedly assaulting her.

With lyrics like, "Get out of my face... You had a good girl, but didn't know how to treat her... I don't want you no more... The only thing I want from you is for you to stay away," one can understand how they might think this.

Our other favorite part was, "So silly boy, get out my face. Why do you like the way regrets taste?” Ouch, talk about a brutal kiss-off line. Brown (or Negus Sealy) would surely be smarting from that one if the song were legit.

As for why Kanye West linked to a "fake" song, no explanation has been provided. But we're sure he is quite angry with someone or something.

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The Circus is traveling abroad - and so are Sean Preston and Jayden James!

Kevin Federline's longtime attorney tells E! News that K-Fed and his ex-wife Britney Spears will be extending their current custody arrangement when her blockbuster striptease show new album tour crosses the Atlantic.

What that means is Federline will also be making the trek to Europe so that Spears can continue to be close to their sons Sean and Jayden, 3 and 2. No word on how much he will get paid for his time - but dude needs the cash!

"They worked out an arrangement to facilitate her being able to go on tour without having to sacrifice her ability to see the kids," Mark Vincent Kaplan says.

"She'll go on tour, she'll go to the venues, but Kevin will be there with the kids. There won't be any change in custody in Europe or anywhere she's on tour."

The once-estranged exes first hammered out a modified joint custody deal when Britney Spears embarked on her Circus tour in March 3 in New Orleans.

"Kevin is happy with how the kids are doing, and he's happy that he's been able to work out an arrangement where Britney is pursuing her professional goals, and Kevin is rooting for her every step of the way," Kaplan says.

He was also rumored to have nailed Britney backstage at one of the shows, to the dismay of current girlfriend Victoria Prince, but we'll chalk that one up as a rumor.

As for how Sean Preston and Jayden James Federline are handling the whole situation, "The kids are great, they're really happy," Kaplan stated. "They are both very well-adjusted kids, as well-adjusted as you can expect."

"They will always push the envelope, but I think that they have the absolute privilege of having two parents who absolutely love them. Everyone has worked for making sure that they're not a product of all of the attention and commotion."

As for Victoria Prince, Kaplan wouldn't confirm whether she'd be a member of the overseas entourage, but he says she, Sean and Jayden "have a good relationship."

The Circus Starring Britney Spears is off to London for eight gigs at O2 Arena, after which it's off to Dublin, Paris, Stockholm, etc., before ending July 26 in Berlin.

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Coming out of her sister's shadow at last, Ashley Olsen strips down to a bra and bares her midriff in racy photos for the Summer 2009 issue of V Man magazine.

Olsen also dons a brown wig for the photo shoot, done to promote the launch of The Row's menswear line this fall. She designed the brand with sis Mary-Kate.

Mya Fashion Choice

Here's Ash channeling her inner rocker chic ...

What attracts Ashley Olsen to a man? Or at least men's fashion?

"To touch a man who has a soft sweater on, a soft pant, a great jacket, or something that, as a woman, I want to take off and put on and feel sexy in," she says.

Ashley says she is content focusing on fashion designing these days, but her sister, "still wants to focus on acting," she says. As for whether they're still close?

"I see her like 10 times a day."

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