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Lots of Gossip Girl news today - none of it involving the show, of course.

First, Drew Barrymore may be dating one of the cast members. Now, Leighton Meester, who plays one of the female leads, is on the cover of Us Weekly.

It turns out she was born in jail!

Connie Meester was already pregnant with Leighton when she was sentenced to 10 years in a federal prison in Texas. At 29, she gave birth while she was just starting her sentence as part of an international marijuana smuggling operation.

Her father, Doug, was also involved in the smuggling and served time behind bars. At present, Doug works in construction and Connie is a screenwriter. Though the pair separated in 1992, Leighton Meester has strong relationships with both.

Born Behind Bars

The only star we know who was born behind bars, Leighton Meester believes her humble beginnings have given her some important perspective on life today.

"It makes me very nonjudgmental and open-minded," the 22-year-old said. "And I think it just makes me appreciate the things that I have now. "[My mom] was always there for me no matter what. I swear, that woman knows everything."

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A couple of swingin' singles, Drew Barrymore and Chace Crawford of Gossip Girl fame, are now dating, Perez Hilton is reporting this morning.

"It's early on but they're definitely dating," an insider said.

The pair hit up the Saturday Night Live after-party together this past weekend, and were out and about again on Monday night!

Drew Barrymore and Chace Crawford were at the Kings of Leon concert in New York City and they made no attempt at hiding their relationship.

Multiple eyewitnesses say they were making out in plain view!

Chace's last relationship of note was with Carrie Underwood, but they broke up via text message. Like, OMG. Drew broke up with Justin Long in July.

UPDATE: Now Us Weekly is reporting that she actually made out with Ed Westwick - Chace's BFF and Gossip Girl co-star. Apparently Crawford was there, as they go everywhere together, but Drew was all over Ed. Nice work, Perez. Jackass.

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R&B star Ciara would like to set the record straight about the photo spread she shot for the October issue of Vibe magazine: She was not nude.

EDITOR'S NOTE: It's fairly obvious that she is. See below.

Ciara at the VMAs

Ciara says she is very upset by the magazine's depiction of her - rumors on the Internets have suggested that the singer was not nude during the photo shoot but instead wearing underwear, which Vibe allegedly airbrushed out.

"I walked into the Vibe photo shoot very excited about making an artistic expression," Ciara said. "And when I saw the photos, I was a little bothered because the photos appear as if I was nude, when in reality I wasn't nude."

EXHIBIT A: The non-nude Ciara nude picture in question.

Vibe Editor in Chief Danyel Smith responded that not only was Ciara nude, the entire idea behind the spread was the singer's, not the magazine's.

"Almost any photo you see on the cover of Vibe or any magazine is airbrushed [to some degree]," he said. "What I was thinking of doing, actually, was releasing the untouched photos online so people can see what the hullabaloo is about."

Here's hoping!

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No, not personally - but Lynne Spears is miffed that people vilified pregnant Jamie Lynn Spears, then praised the knocked up Bristol Palin.

This wasn't just the hypocritical reaction of idiots like Bill O'Reilly, either. Most of the general public had a "totally different reaction" to the teen pregnancies of Jamie Lynn and Bristol, Lynne said in an interview with Newsweek.

Ballas and Palin

"It's as if [Sarah Palin] became celebrated," Lynne said.

"I mean, the mother was celebrated for this... Every woman in the world applauded her strength and convictions and poor Jamie Lynn, you saw how she was crucified - everybody did, firsthand. I just feel like it's been a very hypocritical situation."

We'd have to agree.

In December, Jamie Lynn Spears, then 16, announced her pregnancy. She got engaged to Casey Aldridge and gave birth to daughter Maddie Briann in June at age 17.

In August, Sarah Palin, the Alaska Governor and Republican V.P. candidate, revealed that her 17-year-old daughter, Bristol Palin, is expecting and engaged to Levi Johnston.

"Do I promote teen sex? Of course not," Lynne said. "Do I promote teen pregnancy? Of course not. But when it happens, you deal with it and you do the best you can do."

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Lauren Conrad certainly has her share of detractors who say she only has a fashion line because she's famous from MTV's Laguna Beach and The Hills.

Well, it's a bottom line business, and her contemporary collection is apparently selling up a storm, according to fashion mag Women's Wear Daily.

Mya Fashion Choice

“The sell-throughs have been fantastic,” said Frank Doroff, vice chairman at Bloomingdales.

"We got it in and sold out immediately. We can’t get the merchandise on the floor fast enough. It is, by far and away, the best-selling celebrity fashion line we have. It’s been so much better than I thought it would be.”

Lauren Conrad at this past Sunday's Emmy Awards.

Executives at MTV Networks, which backs the Lauren Conrad brand, creatively titled The Lauren Conrad Collection, projected it would reach around $2 million in wholesale volume during its first year at retail. Way to go LC!

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You can get a piece of Britney Spears.

Sort of. The star's six-bedroom, six-bathroom Studio City, Calif., home is now officially the market with an asking price of $7.9 million.

An "exquisite gated Italian Renaissance-inspired villa," the 7,500-square-foot home has three garages and a "grand entrance foyer."

The listing goes on to say that "if the walls of this magical home could talk, they would say some pretty inane things." Just kidding.

Britney Spears has lived in the hilltop home for less than two years – and had to leave there twice early this year to be forcibly hospitalized.

Her father Jamie Spears, who remains in legal control of his daughter until December 31, sought permission from a court in June to sell the home.

"Having more privacy and wide open spaces for her to raise her boys has been a goal for some time," a source close to Spears previously said.

The singer is rumored to be eyeing a new home about an hour's drive north of Los Angeles in Calabasas, Calif., a more quiet community.

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On last night's episode of The Hills, Stephanie Pratt pulled a major no-no by dating her friend Lauren Conrad's ex. Brody Jenner told LC that Stephanie has ulterior motives, but it was Doug Reinhardt who initiated the date in the first place.

That said, we've just gotta know ...

Shirtless Brody Jenner

Whose side are you on?

 

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We're 90 (maybe even 95) percent sure this is fake, but this alleged cover for Britney Spears' forthcoming single, "Womanizer," is making the rounds online.

The UK's The Sun is reporting: Britney's bosses are using these shots to promote her comeback single Womanizer. Dressed in sexy leather dominatrix gear and holding a whip, the singer is pictured leaning over a scantily-clad hunk.

A Britney Spears and Jason Trawick Pic

Fake or not, this makes us want to buy her new album, Circus.

Well, actually, we wouldn't go that far. But the fantasy of getting ransacked by a smoking hot, S&M-clad Britney Spears is sure to make your afternoon.

Just make sure your boss isn't looking ...

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In a rare story about DMX that doesn't involve him getting arrested, the rapper was brought to the emergency room at a hospital in Aventura, Florida.

He was admitted for what officials are calling "fear of a stroke."

DMX, who is averaging 2-3 court appearances per month, was supposed to be appearing in an Arizona court to face drug charges this afternoon.

Doesn't look like he's gonna make it. We hope he recovers fully from this medical situation ... so he can continue his crime sprees and mug shots!

Smiling DMX Mug Shot

As reported in the Arizona Republic, DMX was moved from a Miami Dade County on September 10 and taken to Phoenix, Arizona’s Maricopa County Jail.

In addition to facing felony drug possession charges, DMX is also expected to defend his numerous traffic violations, animal cruelty accusations, and even defrauding a hospital with an invalid Social Security number and name.