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In addition to the dangerous, hardened criminals such as Michael Vick and O.J. Simpson, we also cover news related to petty crooks such as Snoop Dogg.

But the Doggfather is "make music, not court appearances," his lawyer said after the rapper pleaded guilty to felony possession of a deadly weapon Thursday.

A somber-looking Snoop (real name Calvin Broadus), wearing a gray sweater and slacks, was given three years probation and 160 hours of community service, after the rapper was arrested last September trying to board a plane with a 20-inch collapsible baton in a computer bag.

These things happen when you're Snoop Dogg.

Snoop initially pleaded not guilty, saying the weapon was only a movie prop.

But "this was an expedient way to end the case," Snoop's attorney, Donald Etra, said.

However, Orange County, Calif., Judge Erick L. Larsh ruled that the rapper cannot serve those hours in any capacity "involving children, gangs or football (due to his existing involvement in his sons' sports league)."

Snoop Dogg, 35, who is giving Pete Doherty a run for his money in the race for most celebrity arrests in 2007, also agreed to make a $10,000 donation to Right Trak, an Orange County anti-gang program.

The rap (sheet) star narrowly avoided prison in April by pleading no contest in a Pasadena, Calif., court to gun possession and sale or transportation of marijuana. He was given five years probation in that case.

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If you have not yet seen Amy Winehouse's performance at the MOBO Awards this week in London, we recommend that you do, because it's hilarious.

If you're a user of drugs living in the United Kingdom, you'll probably want to call your dealer ASAP because supply is probably going to be a lot tighter soon.

Amy and Blake: Just Hangin' Out

Seriously, watch Amy Winehouse butcher "Tears Dry On Their Own" and "Me and Mr. Jones" and you'll see that "bad" doesn't even begin to cover it.

But you won't just want to laugh, as you would Britney Spears' VMA disaster. You'll want to start an Amy Winehouse Time of Death pool in your office.

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Above: Amy Winehouse at the MOBO Awards. Or is it Britney Spears at the VMAs?

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We're not the sharpest tools in the shed over here at The Hollywood Gossip, but even our fresh-faced, naive interns would be smart enough to know not to take a picture of O.J. Simpson with their cell phones.

If they worked in a courtroom, that is. Here, it would be cool.

Apparently, one courtroom employee is in hot water for just that - whipping out a phone and snapping an unauthorized OJ Simpson pic. TMZ obtained a letter written to the Juice, sent in care of his lawyers, apologizing for their actions, or as the court termed it, the actions of one of its "contract employees."

In the letter sent Thursday, the Executive Office of the Clark County Courts says a court reporter took a cell phone picture of Simpson as he left a court hearing this week, where he was arraigned on kidnapping charges and other really bad stuff.

The Clark County Court executive called the court employee's behavior "abhorrent" and told O.J. Simpson and his attorneys that it "would not be tolerated."

The letter says that the issue has been "addressed" with the employee, and the picture of OJ deleted. Unemployment benefits are good in Nevada, we hear.

We all love celebrity photos, and making a mockery of this disgrace, but come on man. Like you can't find O.J. Simpson mug shots plastered all over creation.

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Eat your heart out, Zahara!

Actress Mary-Louise Parker was photographed on Thursday holding the latest accessory to sweep Hollywood - an adopted daughter from Africa! Adorable!

Mary-Louise Photo

The lovely duo were attached at the hip, as Mary-Louise-Parker chatted on her cell phone after taking the little one to her new doctor in New York.

The beautiful and hilarious star of Weeds, Mary-Louise already has a 3-year-old son, Will from a previous relationship with actor Billy Crudup.

So we know she'll be able to handle the single parent duties!

Which of these celebrities should adopt a baby from Africa next? It's great for society and even better for rehabbing one's image!

  • Alicia Silverstone
  • Vanessa Hudgens
  • Britney Spears
  • Nicole Richie
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Now this is some cute stuff from the world of celebrity pets. Rachel Bilson drops off her dog, Thurmen Murmen, at her mom's house in L.A. on Wednesday.

The former star of The OC sure is looking super cute in a short black sheer dress (with a white slip underneath) and brown boots. Sexy!

Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson

Her furry pal, who she used to share with ex Adam Brody, is pretty adorable himself. Wonder how he feels about Adam moving on to Lauren German.

Not sure about the dog's name, though. Thurmen Murmen?

For some reason, we find it a little lame. While some of our staff members have big time crushes on Rachel Bilson, she got knocked down a few pegs with this.

She could move back up the ladder if we like her during her upcoming stint on Chuck. Although something tells us she'd be better suited for Gossip Girl.

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Thought you'd heard the last of Brooklyn Decker, did you? Well, the purported play thing of tennis star Andy Roddick goes toe-to-toe with Sports Illustrated columnist and football predicting guru, Paul Zimmerman, a.k.a. Dr. Z, in his weekly feature "The Model vs. The Man: She Says Z Says."

The gist: They talk some football, Brooklyn Decker looks beautiful, and we wonder when Sports Illustrated started resorting to gimmicks like this.

Brooklyn Decker vs. Dr. Z

Nevertheless, Brooklyn Decker is a hottie. Good to see Roddick, who is now 1-14 against Roger Federer, at least won something at this year's U.S. Open.

Hey, it's a change of pace. This is a football story that doesn't involve Michael Vick, O.J. Simpson or Tom Brady! Watch Decker and the Dr. battle HERE.

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Michael Vick killed dogs. Now the canines are fighting back.

Well, in a manner of speaking. TMZ obtained the court documents filed today by representatives of 11 animal rights groups who want the four-legged Vick-tims to have a say in the sentencing of the star quarterback. Woof! Woof!

They may be barking up the wrong tree, but attorneys filed a brief on behalf of the many dogs "which were brutally slaughtered by Michael Vick and cohorts."

The brief, which outlines the horrifying abuse pups endured while involved in dog fighting, requests that the proceeds of any fines paid by Michael Vick go to provide care and rehabilitation for the surviving canine victims.

It also asks that any fines paid by Vick go toward establishing a no-kill shelter or sanctuary to care for abused dogs, and to fund an awareness program designed to educate the public on the "abhorrent nature of dogfighting."

The dogs also ask that Michael Vick be sentenced to nearly six years in jail.

Lastly, the dogs demanded that the Yorkie puppy Britney Spears got earlier this summer be freed ASAP, and added that they hope O.J. Simpson rots in hell.

You know, just because.

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Disappointed with the behavior of Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, Lauren Conrad says she almost bailed on The Hills before the current season.

"I actually came dangerously close to not doing season three, because I really didn't want to do the show with Heidi and Spencer," the cutie tells Seventeen.

Lauren Conrad, Holly Montag

"I'm not who they are. I don't stage my own publicity. I just kind of live my life and do my job, and I don't want to be grouped with them."

Lauren Conrad, 21, says MTV argued that all the characters needed to return for the show to work.

"The network said Heidi and Spencer were always a part of the show, and they can't all of a sudden make main characters disappear," Lauren Conrad said. "And so we continue to follow their lives, and the producers keep letting Heidi and Spencer think there's some hope [we'll make up]."

Speaking to Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio show recently, Lauren Conrad said Heidi Montag is not the same person she used to know.

In the Seventeen interview, The Hills star reflects on her broken friendship, and puts much of the blame on the reckless pursuit of fame.

"Some people are willing to betray years of friendship just to get a little bit of the spotlight," Conrad says. "They just want to become famous so badly, and that's never really made sense to me. I mean, it's fun to go out and do stuff in Hollywood, but if it was gone tomorrow, I really wouldn't be disappointed."

The former friends fell out after Lauren accused Heidi and Spencer of spreading a rumor about a sex video involving Conrad and her ex, Jason Wahler.

The Lauren Conrad sex tape never existed, she maintains.

On a lighter note, Conrad also reveals to Seventeen a little bit about her dating habits: "I don't kiss on the first date," she says. "My friends always make fun of me for that! But I will hold hands." Aww.

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Hayden Panettiere has been 18 for a whole month now. In that time, she's ditched boyfriend Stephen Colletti and, apparently, taken up with her co-star on Heroes, Milo Ventimiglia. We really think so now. Up until this point, such rumors were mere celebrity gossip - fun allegations based on circumstantial evidence.

That was then. This video - shot at a Duran Duran concert in downtown Los Angeles at an official after-party of the Emmy Awards - is now. Well, Sunday.

Hayden Panettiere, No Pants

Point being, Hayden and Milo - or Halo, as we like to call them - seem to be more than friends as they cozy up to each other and snap photos as the band rocks out. Three minutes in, Hayden spots the Hollywood TV camera which captured it all!

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Ever-mindful of his words, and a noted hater of celebrity gossip, Justin Timberlake is not one to say all that much about his romantic life.

But he bent that rule just a little bit to tell the Big O (Oprah Winfrey) about girlfriends past and present yesterday on her talk show.

Kim Kardashian, Britney Spears

"I'm dating someone," said the "SexyBack" singer, who has spent most of the year linked to Jessica Biel in the tabloids, on Wednesday.

While he never got around to naming his squeeze, Justin Timberlake was quoted as saying, "But all I can tell you is that she smells lovely."

Justin also admits, "I get pretty romantic around her," and says he sings to her - and, when he is on tour, communicates via an iChat webcam.

"Technology is a wonderful thing sometimes," Timberlake says. "I find that to be really cool, when you can actually see someone's face. I do it with my friends, as well, just to have a conversation back and forth. It makes you feel closer."

Timberlake and Biel were first linked at a Golden Globe afterparty in January, and in May. Last week, after his jam-packed Sunday night, the multiple MTV Video Music Award winner skipped the after-parties and opted for a laid-back dinner with his two favorite ladies: his mom and Biel.

At the outset of his career, in the mid-1990s, Timberlake was dating his Mickey Mouse Club costar, Britney Spears, though they split in 2002.

Since then, as we all know, Britney Spears' life, both personally and professionally, has been rocky and very well documented.

"What do you think is going on with Britney?" Winfrey asked Timberlake.

"I don't know, to be honest with you," he responded. "I haven't spoken to her in years. I mean, there's no ill will ... I have nothing but love for her. It's funny because we dated each other at a time ... wow, I haven't talked about this in a long time. It's interesting."

Pressed by Winfrey to get what he has to say off his chest, Justin Timberlake went on to say, "We were teenagers, you know?"

"Yes," Winfrey affirms, "famous teenagers."

"I think that's basically the best way to describe what happened to us," Justin said. "I think she's a great person, and I don't know her as well as I did. What I do know about her is she has a huge heart, and she is a great person."

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