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Aww. So cute. It's official: Milo Ventimiglia is so hittin' that!

By that, we mean our girl Hayden Panettiere. While this would normally spark extreme jealousy and bitterness among our staff members (see John Mayer and Minka Kelly), we have no problem with Milo. So he's kind of our man!

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For a long time, Hayden Panettiere, 18, and Milo Ventimiglia, 30, have been doing their best to deny any co-star lovin' between them. But it looks like their cover has finally been blown and the Heroes stars have gone public.

The twosome was spotted going on a shopping excursion, then later at the movies, where they took in Atonement, in L.A. Nothing says dating like making out in the theater while Keira Knightley nude appears on screen.

Here's Milo Ventimiglia and Hayden Panettiere (combined age 48) ...

Can't get enough of Hayden and Milo? Heck, how could you possibly?

You can't deny that these two make an awfully sweet couple, right?

Check out TMZ's gallery of Halo photos for many more shots...

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Dr. Phil says Lynne Spears called and asked him to intervene before Britney Spears was released from L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Saturday.

"I want to set the record straight. I went to see Britney Spears at the request of her family. I talked to Lynne, [father] Jamie Spears and [brother] Brian Spears because they were frustrated that she wasn't going to be held for a longer time," Dr. Phraud said on CBS' The Early Show this morning.

So, just so we understand this: Britney Spears' mother - despite her daughter being treated at a world-class hospital - decides to call Dr. f*%king Phil!?

Sad, but true. Dr. Phil â€" who will devote a show to the troubled singer this week â€" says he got looped in after Britney was rushed to the hospital.

"Thursday night, the phone rang, it was Lynne. Clearly she was very upset, as any parent would be," he said. "I was first contacted by her family a year ago and had maintained a running dialogue for the last year or so."

While Lynne Spears continues her relentless, decade-long effort to cash in on her daughter at every turn, Britney's father has been falling apart at the seams.

He and his eldest daughter have had a rocky relationship, but with ex-wife Lynne and daughter Jamie-Lynn Spears already traveling back to Louisiana, he was the sole family member present for Britney's mental evaluation.

After keeping close watch of his daughter at Cedars-Sinai hospital, Jamie Spears broke down in tears shortly after her discharge Saturday morning.

"Jamie was really upset," a source says, "He was in tears. When he got to the house and realized the situation there, it broke him down."

Jamie Spears, who supported Dr. Phil's visit, "thought he understood what was going on. He doesn't know what to do. Everyone is trying to figure out the best thing to do, but who knows what that is now."

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Some people just beg for nine-figure lawsuits.

New assertions that Tom Cruise has risen to the second-in-command of the Church of Scientology and that some believe Suri Cruise is the product of a sperm donation from Scientology's late founder L. Ron Hubbard are among the bizarre claims author Andrew Morton makes in "Tom Cruise, An Unauthorized Biography."

Katie Holmes, Suri Cruise, Dolls

The book, set for publication in the U.S. on January 15, also claims Tom Cruise's next mission is to recruit David and Victoria Beckham into the church, and that the church threatened to blackmail Nicole Kidman by revealing graphic details of her sex life with Cruise if she spoke out about Scientology after their divorce.

According to the UK's Daily Mail, Morton says Cruise's staff is all scientologists vetted and hired by the church, and Scientology leader David Miscavige ordered staff to plant a field of wildflowers at a Scientology base after Cruise confided in him his fantasy to run through a field of flowers with Katie Holmes.

The new book also alleges that Scientology officials exert enormous influence over Tom Cruise's personal relationships and career decisions, and says that although it is not officially stated anywhere, Cruise is the de-facto second-in-command of the entire Church of Scientology, its #2 behind Miscavige.

But the most shocking claim in the book, according to the Daily Mail, is Morton's preposterous account of how little Suri Cruise, 20 months, was conceived.

Morton compares Suri Cruise's conception to the horror film Rosemary's Baby and claims that members of a "fanatical" sect of Scientologists known as "Sea Org." believe Katie Holmes was impregnated not by Cruise, but with a sperm donation from dead Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.

Tom Cruise's longtime attorney, the Hollywood power lawyer Bert Fields, has vehemently denied the book's claims, calling it a "pack of lies."

"It's a boring, poorly researched book by a man who never talked to anyone involved in Tom Cruise's life or anyone close to him," Fields said.

Morton is best known for his 1992 expose about Princess Diana. His bio of Cruise is not being published in the United Kingdom, interestingly, due in part to the U.K.'s libel laws, which are considered stricter than U.S. laws.

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Nick Zano is apparently out of the picture.

While Tom Brady and Tony Romo prepare for NFL playoff games, a bored Matt Leinart apparently passes his time partying in Las Vegas.

Both of these revelations and many others stemmed from Saturday night in Sin City, where Kristin Cavallari celebrated her 21st birthday.

The former Laguna Beach star wouldn't divulge whether she will be joining MTV's The Hills, only saying that "it's a great show."

But the SoCal cutie certainly partied like The Hills cast does as she got down to Soulja Boy on the dance floor and hung with friends.

"My first official drink was Grey Goose and soda," she said. "It's really exciting. I can go to the clubs and not worry about anything."

Kristin Cavallari was joined by fellow Laguna Beach alumna and good friend Alex Murrel, spent the night chatting up Matt Leinart, the USC grad and current Arizona Cardinals quarterback who's also a reputed former flame of hers.

Following her dinner at Company American Bistro, Kristin Cavallari's highlight was the sparkling birthday cake that was brought out for her.

Saturday night capped the weekend-long celebration for the infamous and sexy high school rival of Lauren Conrad. As soon as the clocks struck midnight on Saturday, a newly single Cavallari - who recently broke up with longtime beau Nick Zano - headed to Pure Nightclub to take in the sights.

As for her love life? Kristin Cavallari wouldn't reveal details on the boy(s) she's seeing, only saying that she is dating "and having fun."

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The smarmy Spencer Pratt gives his girlfriend Heidi Montag's new lips a nice test drive at Las Vegas' Jet Nightclub on Friday evening.

The quasi-celebrities served as the club's Sin City "hosts" for the night, collecting fat paychecks and making out for cameras at every turn.

Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt Kiss

The Hollywood Gossip staff, meanwhile, vomited in its collective mouth upon seeing this nauseating photo of The Hills stars sucking (face).

Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag: So in love... with publicity.

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Britney Spears has done the impossible since her discharge early Saturday morning from Cedars-Sinai hospital. No, she didn't shoot Sean Preston and Jayden James with her Beretta, or offer K-Fed $100 million to keep the boys.

Britney somehow slipped out of her Beverly Hills home undetected despite the horde of celebrity news reporters await her every move outside.

Beaming Brit

With her? Adnan Ghalib, of course.

The pop star, accompanied by her Finalpixx photographer and possible lover, was spotted in Palm Desert as she popped into the Daily Grill around 10 a.m. Sunday.

"She seemed in a really good mood, laughing with the guy she was with," says the restaurant's manager of Spears and Adnan Ghalib.

Adnan Ghalib escorts Britney Spears to a prior hotel rendezvous.

At the restaurant, Britney Spears shielded herself behind large, dark sunglasses and "had a champagne mimosa to drink," he said.

The walking train wreck stayed at the restaurant with her man for about an hour, as Vegas Confidential's Norm Clarke first reported.

Spears, 26, had been "keeping company" with Adnan Ghalib, 35, before her recent meltdown. They have apparently become good "friends" lately.

The two checked into two hotels over the past couple of weeks, but he was not on hand Friday and did not comment on her stint at Cedars-Sinai.

Wonder what that jackass Dr. Shill Dr. Phil will say about this one.

UPDATE: Celebrity photo agency X17online.com says the couple is currently holed up together at Shutters Hotel in Santa Monica, California.

And, in a bizarre case of the pot calling the kettle brown black, Spears' pal Sam Lutfi tells X17 that "he is worried about Adnan's influence over Britney" and he "firmly believes Adnan Ghalib has ulterior financial motives."

Give it a rest, Sam Lutfi. We all know you're just jealous of Adnan, man.

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This is bad celebrity gossip.

There's no other way to put this: A story by The News of the World (U.K.) gives the entire Hollywood gossip industry a bad name.

But it's a hilarious read.

When Britney went bonkers last Thursday night and early Friday morning, theories were flying far and wide as to what went down at her place.

Locking herself in a room with a craying Jayden James? Having Alli Sims break down the door and get her out. Who the heck knows what really happened!? We don't. Neither does the News of the World, and yet they write a remarkably detailed "account" of what supposedly transpired. Excerpts below:

  • Britney took nearly 100 pills in 36 hours leading up to her meltdown. She took 2 bottles of Nyquil, 20 Clenbuterols, 18 herbal uppers, 18 Piriton antihistamines, 12 Vicodins, 10 sleeping pills, 8 antacid pills, 1 bottle of Pepto Bismol, 10 Zantacs, 6 Ritalins and of 2 full bottles of Oxycontin.
  • Kevin Federline was afraid Britney would shoot both their sons dead - with a gun he gave her - a Beretta 92FS Brit keeps by her bed. Britney begged Kevin over the phone to let her keep the boys and offered him $100 million.
  • When one of Kevin's bodyguards tried to take the boys from her, she bit him in the leg. Britney called Jamie Lynn Spears and told her she wasn't going to be the only Spears on the cover of a magazine next week. Britney then proceeded to bash her head into the wall in a fit of rage.

You can follow this link continue reading the full, unadulterated bull$h!t story. We have to give them credit for creativity, at least. Maybe these News of the World guys should be scabs with the Hollywood writers still on strike.

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Britney Spears was released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Saturday. She is currently at her Beverly Hills home with her father, Jamie Spears.

Shortly after arriving at home, the 26-year-old Spears drove her white Mercedes convertible to the end of her gated community �" but made a U-turn home after seeing all the celebrity news photographers waiting for her.

Spears was on 72-hour lockdown after tweaking hard core Thursday night but was released surprisingly early after a hospital visit from Dr. Phil.

You cannot make this stuff up.

Entertainment Tonight reports that the star left the hospital via an underground tunnel with Dr. Phil because, "there was no reason to hold her longer."

Dr. Phil and Jordan McGraw

Reports say Dr. Phil is angling to get Britney Spears on his show Monday.

Dr. Phil did show up, but strangely, several inconsistencies have emerged between what Phil says went down at the hospital and what witnesses tell TMZ.

People on the 7th floor at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center say Phil arrived at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. TMZ reports Britney did not invite him in; in fact, she didn't even know he was coming. Sources say it was Britney's parents, Jamie and Lynne Spears, who told Dr. Phil to go to the hospital.

When he walked into her hospital room, several celebrity news sources report, a blindsided Britney walked out - but eventually came back. Phil tried speaking with Spears for about 15 minutes - not an hour as Dr. Phil's press release states - but she wanted none of it. Phil did almost all the talking.

As for walking with her to the car on her way out -, as his release states - if he was walking behind her, that's news to her. She was not accompanied by him.

Sources say Dr. Phil somehow has convinced Lynne and Jamie Spears to be on his show, which will tape Monday and air Tuesday, but as one person put it, "Based on the interaction between Dr. Phil and Britney this morning, it'll be a cold day in hell before Britney Spears goes on his show."

Britney Spears was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance after disobeying court custody orders and having a massive mental meltdown Thursday night.

Friday, L.A. County Commissioner Scott Gordon suspended her visitation rights with sons Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1, giving K-Fed sole custody "pending further order of the court." The order is effect until January 14.

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One is a sexy Hollywood starlet.

The other is an aging actor who, according to the Internet, once sold his soul to the devil in exchange for unparalleled martial arts skills, then - in an ironic twist - roundhouse kicked the devil in the face and took his soul back.

Scarlett Johansson Vogue Cover

So what do Scarlett Johansson and Chuck Norris have in common?

They both backed winners in Thursday's Iowa caucuses. Yes, with a little help from their celebrity fans, Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mike Huckabee emerged victorious in Iowa's first-in-the-nation vote.

While Chuck Norris, 67, stumped for Mike Huckabee in December and was with him last night, Johansson, 23, was by Obama's side, speaking at a rally for high school and college-aged "Barack Stars" in Coralville, Iowa, this week.

Scarlett Johansson urged younger Democrats in Iowa to help deliver a Barack Obama victory, and they obliged as the Illinois senator won the caucus.

"She actually seemed a little shy when she started speaking," audience member Jason Millsap said. "But she warmed up to the crowd ... It was pretty exciting and inspiring to see someone as big as her come and talk to her peers."

"[Scarlett Johansson] was asked a question as to why she chose to support Barack Obama and answered it very well, in my opinion," added high schooler and caucus goer Peter Caroll. "She [explained] how she did research him and found Obama to be [passionate about] most of the issues she deemed important."

Young voters, like Johansson and her fellow Barack Stars, may have been a key to Barack Obama's victory over John Edwards and Hillary Clinton. Obama took an estimated 57 percent of the under-30 vote, according to CNN.

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In celebrity baby news that doesn't involve emergency room visits (hope you're okay, Jayden James!), a pair of stars are expecting a child with their loved ones.

First up, Jack Black and wife Tanya Haden are adding another kid to their family.

Awkward Oscar Moment

"Yes, she's expecting," Black told reporters at the Be Kind Rewind press day at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.

The two are already parents to a 1½-year-old boy.

Meanwhile, rapper T.I. and his occasional girlfriend Tameka Cottle (of the '90s R&B group Xscape), are expecting another child together.

This will be the fifth child for T.I. and his second with Cottle. We hope they take lessons from Britney Spears on how NOT to parent.