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The Hollywood Gossip is pleased to relay some big reality TV news - a dream of ours that we hoped would come true for some time now.

No, Whitney Port has not agreed to go out with us.

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Something almost that good, though. After getting dissed on the last season of The Bachelor, DeAnna Pappas is ready for another go at TV love.

It's true! DeAnna Pappas, 26, a real estate agent from Neunan, Ga., will headline the next season of ABC's The Bachelorette, airing this summer.

Despite being awesome, she endured a painful, last-minute rejection by that jackass Brad Womack on The Bachelor season finale last November.

Even though he had even flown her father in and implied he was going to pick her, he rejected Pappas, as well as her competition, Jenni Croft.

Worst. Bachelor. Ever. Good riddance to you, Brad Womack.

Best. Bachelorette. Ever. Welcome back, DeAnna Pappas!

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If you thought this couldn't get weirder, you don't read enough Britney Spears news. But even we'll admit that this developing story is beyond bizarre.

After being taken from her home, sources inside UCLA Medical Center say Britney Spears checked into the facility this morning using an alias.

The sources say Britney said she was on Adderall, a stimulant used to treat Attention Deficit Disorder, and was taking up to 10 laxatives a day.

While Spears was described as "calm" this time (unlike January 3), for a time she was hurling profanities at her parents and staff.

When she was admitted, Britney accused her mom, Lynne Spears of "sleeping with my boyfriend." She wasn't specific on who she was referring to.

Adnan Ghalib? Sam Lutfi? Robbie Carrico? One can only guess.

TMZ also reports Britney's parents have made progress in the tug of war with Sam Lutfi over who's calling the shots when it comes to Brit's treatment.

UCLA is "fully cooperating" with Lynne and Jamie Spears in the treatment of Britney, however, a judge must still an order as to who has control.

Britney Spears - shown here arguing with Sam Lutfi this week - has been spiraling downward for months. Her family has worked hard to get her into treatment.

Also, Us Weekly reports that Britney Spears' inner circle chose to admit her to UCLA Medical Center because of its experience in treating bipolar disorder.

"Her lawyers and doctors were working with UCLA," a source cited by the celebrity news site says. "They were ready and had everything in place."

The facility is better prepared to treat the troubled singer than L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she was hospitalized January 3-4.

"When she went to Cedars-Sinai they weren't ready for her," a source says.

"They have a much stricter unit at UCLA Medical Center and treat bipolar cases regularly. This is a serious unit she's on."

Britney Spears, who sources report has not slept in days, is under a "mental health evaluation hold" - commonly known as a "5150" - meaning she can be held for up to 72 hours if professionals deem her a danger to herself or others.

After those 72 hours of treatment, a patient's family can seek a 14-day extended evaluation or the patient himself/herself can decide to seek further treatment, according to the California Department of Mental Health.

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Heading for The Hills? Don't forget your party hat â€" that was the message for guests at Lauren Conrad's 22nd birthday bash this week.

NOTE: Unlike Justin Timberlake, who actually turned 27 today (woo!), Lauren Conrad's birthday isn't until tomorrow (February 1).

But hey, why not get a head start, right?

Right. LC celebrated with her (predominantly female) posse at Hollywood hot spot Katsuya. But it wasn't all play for the reality TV star.

She stars on The Hills, after all, so crew members arrived almost an hour before Lauren Conrad's 9:45 p.m. appearance at the venue to smooth out technical issues and set up their shots â€" standard operating procedure.

When the guests arrived â€" including Lauren's old friend and new roommate Lauren Bosworth (a.k.a. "Lo," above) and Whitney Port â€" they were wearing party hats, and kept them while enjoying edamame, spicy tuna and birthday cake.

"The group toasted Conrad's birthday during their meal and couldn't have looked happier together," a witness reports.

As for the birthday girl? Lauren Conrad sipped a watermelon-cucumber mojito and "was just chatting with all of her friends and [smiling]."

After cake was served, the party dispersed and The Hills gals worked some set-ups with the crew for the show's new season. We can't wait!

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It's like Old Navy tried to round up stars from all of The Hollywood Gossip's favorite TV shows and get them into the same party. Well, minus The Hills.

Hey, bobody's perfect. The casts of Heroes, Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill were all well represented Wednesday during a party for Old Navy's new line at Eyebeam Atelier in New York City. Check out these cute photos ... 

Hayden Looks Down

Chace Crawford and a bunch of cuties from various hit shows. Nice. 

On the left, Carrie Underwood boy-toy Chace Crawford (of Gossip Girl) and Heroes hottie Hayden Panettiere cuddle up. Platonically, of course.

On the right, Heroes' Kristen Bell leans on One Tree Hill star Sophia Bush (who, like Underwood, dated Tony Romo), while Gossip Girl's Blake Lively and Ugly Betty's Becki Newton talk it up and share some fashion advice.

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Before being rushed to the hospital late Wednesday night, Britney Spears had a last meal (of sorts) at Jerry's Deli in Studio City, Calif.

With her was celebrity photographer and boyfriend, Adnan Ghalib. He looks deep in thought. What could Adnan be pondering? Some possibilities ...

  • The state of humanity, our place in the universe
  • Whether he left the burner on at home this morning
  • How the U.S. will lessen its dependence on foreign oil

In any case, here are Britney and Adnan Ghalib, lost in thought ...

Contemplating Life

Adnan Ghalib and Britney Spears ponder life outside Jerry's Deli.

Early this morning, Britney Spears was admitted to UCLA Medical Center and placed on psychiatric hold. She will remain there for at least three days.

More updates to come soon on the saga that is the life of Britney, and the battle over control of the singer's important medical decisions...

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Katherine Heigl has had an outstanding year - and it's been recognized as she was named the most desirable woman of the year by Askmen.com.

A former model, the 29-year-old film and TV actress is very beautiful, outspoken, humorous, talented... we could go on. But we know you don't care.

Just look at the Katherine Heigl photo below and enjoy...

Katherine Heigl, Family

Do you think Katherine Heigl is the world's most desirable woman?

Her role on Grey's Anatomy garnered her an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She also starred in the box-office hits Knocked Up and 27 Dresses, and married singer-songwriter Josh Kelley. Far from shabby.

Desire more. There's plenty of Katherine Heigl pics where this came from.

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The Super Bowl is renowned for its memorable commercials, as well as halftime music entertainment and maybe even a little pigskin action.

Here's one of the ads you'll see Super Bowl Sunday, entitled "Magnetic Attraction." It's for Pepsi Stuff, and features Justin Timberlake.

Biel and Timberlake

Pretty funny. Watch for cameos by Andy Samberg and Tony Romo!

 [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dprQVQ3wOU[/youtube]

Maybe not quite as humorous as Kevin Federline's Super Bowl ad from a year ago, but it's up there. We can't wait to see the rest of this year's commercials.

Speaking of Justin Timberlake, the singer, producer and actor turns 27 today. Happy birthday to one of The Hollywood Gossip's favorite entertainers!

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A L.A. County Superior Court judge has signed a "5150," meaning Britney Spears is on a three-day psychiatric hold at the UCLA Medical Center.

There is a "good possibility" it will be extended to 14 days.

There have been several concurrent attempts to get Britney on a 5150. Spears' own lawyers, Anne Kiley and Tara Scott, secured a new psychiatrist for her late last week - and he's the one who triggered the 5150 last night.

At the same time, we're told Britney's mother, father and brother have been "working closely with the LAPD for weeks" to get her psychiatric care.

Contemplative Britney Spears

Meanwhile, a bitter fight is taking place over who is in control as far as making the troubled star's medical decisions.

Insiders say Britney's parents,  Lynne and Jamie Spears, are currently not calling the shots in making medical decisions on behalf of Britney.

Right now, it appears Sam Lutfi is in the driver's seat.

Sources close to the case say that after Britney's stay at Cedars-Sinai January 3, she had her lawyers draft up paperwork making it clear she did not want her parents involved in making any medical decisions on her behalf.

Britney Spears' Daddy

Jamie Spears (above) reportedly went ballistic, screaming and swearing at Sam Lutfi - even pushing him physically - right in front of Britney.

As to what paperwork she signed, if any, that's unclear.

If Britney signed a durable power of attorney, that could give someone power to make medical decisions on her behalf in an emergency.

No such document was reportedly signed, but somehow Britney Spears made it clear she wanted Sam Lutfi - not her folks - to make decisions.

Right now, the doctors at UCLA are working with Osama, not Jamie and Lynne Spears. Lawyers are involved and a judge will have to sort it out.

More to come throughout the day. Follow the jump for more details on how Britney was hospitalized in the early hours of the morning ...

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A tape of Heath Ledger allegedly at a drug binge party at a Hollywood hotel has surfaced on the Internet and is causing controversy.

The footage is believed to have been shot two years ago at L.A. celebrity hangout Chateau Marmont at a January 29, 2006 party following the Screen Actors Guild awards. Ledger had been nominated for Brokeback Mountain.

Heath Ledger appeared at the ceremony alongside girlfriend Michelle Williams, but she did not attend the private party and was reportedly sleeping in a room upstairs with the couple's infant daughter, Matilda.

The apparent Heath Ledger drug tape, which was taken through a window into a hotel room, showed him talking and shows at least one guest sniffing a "cocaine-like" substance off a table with a rolled up bill in his hand.

Heath Ledger's face is noticeably twitching as he says, "I'm gonna get so much sh*t from my girlfriend ... We have a baby three months ago. Matilda, Matilda Rose."

"I shouldn't be here at all."

At another point in the tape, Ledger talks about his marijuana habit, saying he "used to smoke five joints a day for 20 years."

The content of the drug tape is very sensitive given Ledger's tragic death in New York City on January 22, which remains unexplained at this time.

Emerging stories from various media outlets claim the 28-year-old Australian had been battling drug addiction problems and insomnia for years.

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did not end up airing the drug tape on the air, but showed a lengthy promotional clip of it in the eastern half of the U.S.

The celebrity news show later said that it decided not to show the explosive footage out of respect for Heath Ledger's family.

Follow the link for a clip of the so-called drug tape ...

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