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Earlier this year, Joe Francis offered Ashley Alexandra Dupre $1 million to appear in his soft-porn films  after she was unmasked as Kristen, a hooker frequented by New York Gov. Spitzer, who resigned in disgrace.

Now, in a (Girls Gone) Wild twist, Joe Francis is offering Ashley Dupre $1 million again - this time to drop a $10 million lawsuit against him.

"She should keep in mind, it's considerably more than the Governor of New York paid her, and our activities aren't illegal," Francis told the Daily News, adding that Ashley Dupre has "zero" chance of winning her lawsuit.

"It is incomprehensible that Ms. Dupre could claim she did not give consent to be filmed by Girls Gone Wild, when in fact we have videotape of her giving consent, while showing her identification," Francis said.

Ashley Dupre is a bad, bad girl. Joe Francis ain't much better.

"She's seeking $10 million for topless photos taken in front of a room full of people, including ... multiple crews we had in the room. These images were taken in public places and they contain no sexual contact."

Ashley Dupre has sued the sultan of sleaze for allegedly getting her drunk and "tricking" her into disrobing for the cameras on a 2003 vacation in Florida - then using the footage in a video series without permission.

If you had to pick (extremely dirty, morally bankrupt) sides here, who would you back in this battle: Joe Francis or Ashley Dupre?

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Following a shocking story that broke Monday, country singer Mindy McCready confirmed a long-term affair with embattled baseball star Roger Clemens.

"I cannot refute anything in the story," a tearful but resolute McCready told the New York Daily News, which reported that they met in a Florida karaoke bar when McCready was a 15-year-old aspiring singer.

Roger Clemens was a 28-year-old ace for the Boston Red Sox and already married to Debbie Clemens, with whom he has four kids, at the time.

"Yes, I have known Roger Clemens for a long time," McCready said. "He's a kind and caring man. He's also a legendary athlete. The central topic in the debate, however, regards his professional life, not his personal life.

"There are legal matters working their way through the system that have nothing to do with me. From my point of view, that is where the focus should remain."

After the teenage Mindy McCready met Roger Clemens at a Fort Myers, Fla., bar called The Hired Hand, she returned with the Rocket to his hotel room, but there was no sex that night, sources told The Daily News.

It wasn't until later, after Mindy McCready had moved to Nashville and become a country singing star, that the relationship turned intimate.

Sources say Mindy McCready also received hefty checks courtesy of Roger Clemens - some up to $25,000 - channeled to her through an intermediary.

Such an arrangement raises questions as to why Clemens would go through a third party to give McCready money if they were just friends.

McCready has suffered a long list of legal troubles, which included a 2004 arrest for fraud and jail time last year for violating probation.

Roger Clemens is under FBI investigation for perjury after denying, under oath, accusations by his former personal trainer, Brian McNamee, that the seven-time Cy Young Award winner used performance-enhancing drugs.

Continue reading in the New York Daily News ...

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Unlike her former fling Stephen Colletti, Kristin Cavallari wasn't on The Hills last night. Instead, the former Laguna Beach babe attended a launch of the LG Scarlet HDTV Series at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.

A Kristin Cavallari sighting always makes our day - but what do you think of her dress at the event? Too boring - or too revealing? We have no real complaints with her showing some leg, but it seems a tad risque to us!

Britney Spears, Plaid Shirt

Not a fashion disaster like anything Mischa Barton wears, but we're just saying. We're on the fence on this one. What do you think?

Kristin Cavallari's dress: A celebrity fashion hit or miss?

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If The Hills were a soap opera (which it sort of is), this would be the week that the original cast member returned to fireworks and high drama.

Our subject is none other than Stephen Colletti, Lauren Conrad's best friend, then love interest, then... who knows! Anyway, he's alive - and HOT!

Ick!!

He's a guest at the housewarming party LC, Lo and Audrina throw for their new digs. Their digs are pretty nice. They cost like $2 million. But that never even comes up. Audrina lives in the GUEST HOUSE! Quite the pad, LC.

Everyone rolls to the housewarming party - everyone other than Stephanie Pratt, who makes a point of letting Heidi Montag know beforehand how she's going. Heidi then guilt-trips Steph out of it. Lame.

When Audrina mentions that her on-again beau Justin-Bobby plans to attend, the room goes silent. "Maybe he will wear his cowboy hat," Lo jokes.

Audrina Patridge? Not pleased.

Justin-Bobby (a.k.a. Justin Brescia) does indeed show at LC's. He's looking less scruffy than usual in his new 'do, but he's still Justin-Bobby. He and Audrina talk about how ostracized she feels from LC and Lo.

Brody Jenner brings girlfriend Cora Skinner, but her awkward introduction to LC comes and goes without incident. She's, like, focused on Stephen!

Lauren "Lo" Bosworth is delighted when Stephen Colletti arrives: "You guys are hanging out again? That melts my little black heart!" Lo says.

"LOVE ME" EYES: Lauren Conrad stares at Stephen Colletti on The Hills. With that face, one wonders how he could resist jumping her right there at the restaurant!

But, despite Lo's dreams, LC and Stephen aren't dating - nor will they be in the future. One night later, Lauren got dolled up for a date with Stephen, who made it clear he thinks of them as just friends.

When LC mentions how giddy Lo acted about their date, Stephen Colletti says: "She's like everyone else wishing someone would happen between you and I."

Lauren Conrad looked very disappointed, yet seemed at the same time to realize that Stephen was probably right - their dating days had passed.

LC turns home and eats ice cream, telling Lo (looking adorable in her UCLA sweatshirt) that "Some things are just better left the way they are."

What happens next? We'll have to wait until next Monday to find out. In the meantime, be sure to check out our new collection of The Hills quotes!

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Britney's back on TV! Again!

While future brother-in-law Casey Aldridge celebrates his birthday today, Britney Spears is hard at work on a new episode of How I Met Your Mother.

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In an episode set to air May 12, Britney Spears will reprise her role as cute, ditzy receptionist Abby, the show's producers officially announced Monday.

Titled "Everything Must Go," the new How I Met Your Mother episode finds guest star Britney Spears and Neil Patrick Harris' character, Barney, flaunting their "relationship" in front of Josh Radnor's character, Ted.

Desperately seeking a response, Barney pops a surprising question to Abby.

A show source described Spears' return to the show as a "mutual decision to work together more." Her father, Jamie Spears, who is in charge of her legal, medical and financial affairs (while she receives treatment for her bipolar disorder) is also said to support her work in TV. Beats parading around in no pants, for sure!

Britney Spears' initial guest starring turn â€" on a March 24 episode â€" earned critical praise and the show's highest ratings to date.

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The Hollywood Gossip would like to take a moment to wish a happy birthday to its favorite unwed teenage baby-daddy, Casey Aldridge!

Just 25 days ago, his girlfriend/fiancee, Jamie Lynn Spears, had a birthday of her own. For Casey Aldridge, this timing was critical.

Because Jamie Lynn turned 17 on April 4, and Casey turns 19 today, he's not quite two years older than she. That means Casey can't be charged for statutorily raping Jamie Lynn under Louisiana state law.

Talk about a sweet b-day gift!!

Casey Aldridge, who's expecting his first of what will probably be many children with the fertile Jamie Lynn Spears on July 10, turns 19 today. Hooray!

Despite his sudden notoriety, and lack of interest in safe sex, Aldridge does seem focused on the right things now at least. As Jamie Lynn's baby bump continues to grow, her profile has done the reverse - she and Casey have been laying low in small-town Louisiana, shopping at Wal-Mart and stuff. Good man, Case.

Sure, they'll cash in on selling the baby photos to OK! Magazine, but other than that, don't look for these two to flaunt their fame and exploit their kid for money.

Not for at least a couple of months anyway.

When does your favorite celebrity celebrate the day of his or her birth? Take a look at our fun celebrity birthday calendar and find out now!

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The Hills are alive with the sound of cash registers.

Unlike Victoria Beckham's dVb collection - which is now on the sale rack at Loehmann's - Heidi Montag's clothing line Heidiwood has completely sold out at the Robertson Blvd. boutique Kitson.

Mya Fashion Choice

Memo to Posh Spice: Guess it's easier to sell crappy $40 jeans than crappy $250 ones. Drop the price of dVb offerings by, say, $200 and try again! Then maybe you can be in the same league as Heidi Montag!

NOTE: We can't believe we just wrote that, either.

Sadly for those of you seeking to wear Heidi Montag-inspired clothes right this minute, Kitson won't be getting a new shipment of Heidi's line until the summer or fall collection comes out.

:-(

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While Suri Cruise gets all the press, let's not forget that Tom Cruise has two teenage adopted children, Isabella, 15, and Connor, 13.

Much as we love to rip on Tom, we like that he's always spending time with these two, including over this past weekend, when he took Isabella and Connor to see his soccer star buddy, David Beckham, at the Home Depot Center ...

Tom, Connor and Isabella Cruise cheer on their man.

As we reported last week, young Connor Cruise will soon be making his film debut as a young Will Smith... or at least the young version of Will Smith's character in the upcoming drama Seven Pounds. Sounds like fun!

No word on whether they were the only fans at David Beckham's game. But here are more photos of them - and Becks shirtless - from Saturday night ...

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Last night on The Bachelor, Matt Grant took all three of the remaining women to Barbados. At the end of their dates, Matt would send one home, leaving only two in the running to be his trophy ex-fiancee.

Matt first met up with Shayne Lamas and they took a spin on some jet skis. They also bounced around on a floating trampoline and took a swim in the ocean. Shayne showed off her splits and straddling skills. Really.

At dinner, he invited her to spend the night with him up in the suite. After thinking about it for a split second, Shayne Lamas said yes.

Next, Matt headed out on his date with Amanda - an exciting zip line ride through the jungle. At dinner, Amanda really puts her heart out on the line, so Matt Grant can see how much she cares about him.

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She tells him that she can't picture life without him and Matt Grant hands her the fantasy suite card. She, too, eagerly says yes.

Finally, Matt Grant meets up with Chelsea and the two head out on a boat ride. She keeps her distance from him for some reason.

At dinner, he tells her this is starting to feel more like a friendship. Chelsea quickly tells him that she really does care for him. She accepts the fantasy suite card and shows up wearing nothing but a black nightie.

At the rose ceremony, Matt gave the first rose to Shayne Lamas and, in a bit of a shocker, the second to Chelsea. Fare thee well, Amanda.

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Ashley Alexandra Dupre, the New Jersey hooker at the center of the New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer scandal, filed a lawsuit Monday against Girls Gone Wild owner Joe Francis for exploiting her name and image for profit.

The suit seeks more than $10 million in damages.

In legal documents, Ashley Alexandra Dupre claims Girls Gone Wild reps came up to her while she was vacationing in Florida in 2003 and offered her alcohol before inducing her to expose her breasts and sign a waiver.

All while she was underage at just 17. Classy organization.

Since 2003, when this occurred, Girls Gone Wild has illegally exploited the name of Ashley Dupre - or so her lawsuit claims - as well as her picture, voice and likeness in a number of "deceptive advertising campaigns."

Joe Francis - who was willing to pay Ashley Dupre $1 million to pose naked for his videos before realizing, y'know, she already had in 2003 - had no comment.

The multi-millionaire bag of sleaze was just released from a Nevada jail last month, and continues to face federal tax evasion charges in that state.

He is currently fighting separate charges in Florida for allegedly filming underage girls in Panama City. Joe Francis has claimed that the girls in question lied about their age and that he is therefore not liable.

Ashley Dupre, who turns 23 this week, has not appeared publicly since the Eliot Spitzer scandal broke and it was revealed that she exchanges sex for money at a staggeringly high rate - thousands of dollars an hour!

Follow the jump for a thumbnail gallery of all our Ashley Dupre pics - from racy Girls Gone Wild shots to MySpace candids innocent H.S. yearbook photos ...

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