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Tyra Banks claims she has never bashed Britney Spears.

The Hollywood Gossip makes no claims of any such kind.

The controversy involving Tyra Banks? Many celebrity gossip and news sources are abuzz with word that, during a recent private party, she uttered this quote:

"[Britney Spears] should just go ahead and kill herself after the album and go out like Marilyn [Monroe], very grand. She should have done it after the last album."

Ouch! We know the Anna Nicole Smith comparisons are reasonable, but just kill herself, Tyra? That's harsh! But the America's Next Top Model host issued the following statement Thursday, denying she said that $h!t:

"Britney Spears is a friend and we correspond with each other. These alleged statements attributed to me are completely false."

Britney Spears and Tyra Banks. Both of these women are a little crazy, but only one has demonstrated a propensity for wearing no underwear. Our point? We're not sure.

No word, however, if Banks would approve of Britney Spears playing the Virgin Mary - as reported in some new movie - or Britney's general train wreck status.

No word on how Tyra feels about Janice Dickinson calling her fat, either.

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CNN has leaked the names of current and former baseball players who were identified by the Mitchell Report as being users of steroids... at some point.

Of course, by "identified," the Mitchell Report means simply that the named players are rumored to have used steroids based on unconfirmed testimony from "various sources" including reputable clubhouse attendants personal trainers.

The Hollywood Gossip is shaken by this news, since a large part of its net worth is tied to its prized complete, mint condition 1989 Topps baseball card set.

Now that Wally Joyner, Lenny Dykstra and other stars of yore have been exposed as frauds by the Mitchell Report, that set is likely to plummet in value. It is a sad day.

Not surprisingly, the biggest name on this steroids list is Barry Bonds. One can only wonder if those hot Kimberly Bell nude pictures were also steroid-enhanced.

No word on whether Barry Bonds supplied mistress Kimberly Bell with HgH.

Also not surprisingly, Alex Rodriguez was not named on the Mitchell Report, but tried to upstage Major League Baseball by singing a new contract hours before the report's release. At least a few hundred million should keep Cynthia Rodriguez happy.

Follow the jump for the full list of alleged steroid users in Major League Baseball, past and present, as named in the Mitchell Report ...

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If you like to read The Hills spoilers or wanna know anything that's going to happen in the eight "bonus" episodes of the hit reality TV show, well... TOO BAD!

Sources say that villainous Scouple pencer Pratt and Heidi Montag - astonishingly - are still very much together and not even trying all that hard to hide it.

Spencer the Caveman

In fact, here is a nice picture of Spencer and Heidi outside Koi - ironically, acting anything but - following Monday night's epic season finale of The Hills.

Sources have also said that the pair is currently playing along with MTV's "reality" while supposedly shopping around a new, Spencer and Heidi-only reality show.

Additionally, insiders have revealed to Perez Hilton that there will be some big shake-ups on The Hills next season. Namely when it comes to Teen Vogue.

"Teen Vogue doesn't want to be affiliated with the show anymore," a source tells Perez. "But they're not obviously going to say that on the show."

Reportedly, Lauren Conrad is going to "think about quitting" and struggle with that for a few episodes. On a related note, The Hills producers are also trying to figure out what to do about Whitney Port and her full-time job at the magazine.

Other reports say that Whitney Port has been trying to get a spin-off show of her own, and while we would love nothing more, we simply can't believe that.

As for Audrina Patridge, well... we don't have any good Hills spoilers or gossip that involves her. Nothing, guys? Anyone hear anything about Audrina? Hello?

[crickets]

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What more can you even say about Lindsay Lohan at this point?

Seeing her side-by-side with J.R. Rotem speaks for itself. The train wreck star and the alleged music producer have spending a good amount of time together lately, since he's reportedly working with her on her upcoming third album.

Searching For Her Soul

Our guess is that Lindsay - who already has a pair of million-selling albums in Speak (2004) and A Little More Personal (Raw) (2005) - is working on a new instrument as she records her new album. We're talkin' about the meat bugle, people.

Lindsay Lohan and J.R. Rotem: It was a pairing destined to happen at some point.

We're officially out of material here. The only questions on our minds are:

  1. When will In Touch Weekly report that Lindsay Lohan is pregnant?
  2. Does J.R. Rotem wear those sunglasses while he's doing her?

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Sam Lutfi has been sighted!

Well, at least he's been heard from.

After a week of silence following an Us Weekly report that he may be an Al Qaeda terrorist detailing his shady past, Britney Spears' confidant has issued a statement regarding the singer's most recent ridiculous antics.

Spears did not show at a deposition in her custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline, his attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, said yesterday.

The reason? She was really anxious, y'all!

Sam Lutfi, Spears' controversial pal who was apparently with her, told E! Online the following: "We got up and got ready to go. Her attorneys came to pick her up, but when she saw the media frenzy outside her house, her anxiety skyrocketed."

As we said yesterday, this doesn't seem to stop her from going out whenever she wants a Frappuccino, but that's neither here nor there.

Britney Spears is seen in tears a lot more often than she's seen in pants.

Mark Vincent Kaplan said in response: "Approximately 10 minutes after her council appeared they were notified that due to an illness or medical condition, Ms. Spears would not appear today and consequently the deposition is not going forward."

He didn't say when the next deposition would happen.

Britney Spears was supposed to show at Kaplan's Los Angeles office at 10 a.m. to face a barrage of questions, including her past drug and alcohol use and her alleged failure to follow court orders. But, y'know, the anxiety gone come. Dang it.

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Holmes in StyleKatie Holmes was swept off her feet "in an instant" by Tom Cruise, but that was just the beginning of a family life that grows richer by the day.

So the actress says in the new InStyle.

"It happened quickly, but I was certain it was what I wanted," Holmes said. "I never felt overwhelmed. I thought, Okay, good. Here we go."

Katie Holmes, who will be 29 on December 18, may not have been overwhelmed by Tom Cruise, 43, but she was certainly thrown for a loop.

"It happened in an instant. I still get like that, 'Whew.' When you fall in love, it's as though time stops. It's all-encompassing."

That love only blossomed during the next two years, she says - through the birth of daughter Suri Cruise in April 2006, the lavish wedding in Italy that November, and the everyday moments of family life since then.

"I try every day to let him know how much I love him," Holmes says of her husband. "It gets better and better. It has made my life."

Holmes admits she'd love to have another child. "But I'm in no particular rush," she adds, perhaps because she has her hands full with Suri.

"She loves coloring and creating," Katie Holmes says of Suri Cruise. "She's a great mimic and dancer. She came to the photo shoot yesterday and was into all the shoes. I'm mostly shocked at how quickly she grows."

After taking a break professionally, Katie Holmes is returning to acting, starring in the upcoming Mad Money. But she now looks at life now through a wider lens.

"I want to go to sleep knowing I made my family happy, I made myself happy, and I worked hard in all aspects of life," she says. "It's really pretty simple."

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That's Rupert Friend, people! Her boyfriend! Of, like, a long time! While the rest of you poor saps are hankering for a five-second glimpse of Keira Knightley naked in Atonement, this dude is seeing the real deal every day! All 80 pounds of it!

Keira Knightley stays bundled up and walks in step with boyfriend Rupert Friend during a chilly afternoon comprised of running errands in London on Wednesday.

In the estimation of The Hollywood Gossip staff, Rupert Friend is certainly among the least interesting celebrity boyfriends out there. All they do is walk around! Oooh.

There was a time when Cash Warren fit that bill, as all he and Jessica Alba did was show up at the occasional NBA game. But then he got her pregnant! Go Cash! What are you waiting for, Rupert Friend? Give us something to gossip about man.

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On a day that has already brought us Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker and Lindsay Lohan with J.R. Rotem, we're still shocked by the pairing below.

Stacy Ferguson (a.k.a Fergie) is a woman who once peed her pants in concert and who used to do mounds of crystal meth. Yet seeing her do lunch with Brandon Davis, a.k.a. Greasy Bear, grosses us out most of all. Yes, it's true. See below ...

Fergie dines with Brandon Davis. Something tells us it was a greasy meal.

Reports say Fergie and Greasy Bear may have dated a few years ago. If so, it must have been during a crystal meth-induced haze. Right? God, we hope so.

Either way, we don't think they're together now. Fergie has been with Josh Duhamel since forever, and Greasy is back with Aussie model Cheyenne Tozzi.

Also known as Koala Bear.

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Due in court as of 10 a.m. PST / 1 p.m. EST today, Britney Spears has, it appears, elected to defy the legal system and not show up at her deposition.

The reason? There are too many damn people outside her house.

We're serious.
A source in direct contact with Britney tells TMZ:

"There's a million people outside of her house. She can see all the other madness. The anxiety is making her sick. It's just too crazy."

This morning, Britney Spears became a fugitive from justice. Sort of.

We don't doubt that's true, but we do doubt that it will fly with a court of law. After all, it doesn't stop Britney Spears from leaving the house to go joyriding around and visiting Starbucks in no underwear every single day, now does it?

According to Kevin Federline's lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, who commented on the matter just minutes ago, Britney Spears has some sort of condition or illness that prevented her from showing up to the mandatory deposition.

In other words, she's bonkers!
More details as the story develops ...