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The Hollywood Gossip recently took you inside the new digs of Lindsay Lohan. It's time now for a bit of news on a celebrity mansion that you could own - for a paltry $2 million.

Less, actually. Rapper Snoop Dogg is asking $1.995 million for his eight-bedroom mansion, which was once featured on the MTV show Cribs.

Snoop Dogg on the Red Carpet

And the 'hood? No, the D-O-G-G isn't rollin' down the streets of the L-B-C. Well, not all the time. The house is in the quiet community of Claremont, Calif., 30 miles east of L.A.

"It's virtually brand new," said Geoff Hamill, the Prudential real estate broker handling the sale. "It's on a cul-de-sac. It's in a family area in a college town."

Sounds like the type of place you'd expect to find, say, Hilary Duff. Not Snoop.

The nearly one-acre Mediterranean estate, in the exclusive Blaisdell Ranch area of Claremont, has a pool, basketball court, home theater and recording studio.

The rare tip-off that Snoop Dogg owned the home is the pervasive odor of weed. Just kidding. We're talking about a sign in the entry: "Wipe Your Bloody Feet."

Snoop, 35, currently on probation on a weapons and drug conviction, bought the home, which has 5.5 baths, in 1994 when it was 3,700 square feet, but expanded it to 6,500.

Among other amenities are marble floors in the entry, a gourmet kitchen, high ceilings and dual master suites. Sounds like it'd be great for David and Victoria Beckham, who are in the market for a place.

All of it could be yours for $1.995M... so long as you're not a biatch. Suffice it to say that Snoop nemeses Suge Knight, Bill O'Reilly and Don Imus shouldn't even bother getting pre-approved for a mortgage.

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David Hans Schmidt, the celebrity sex tape broker who's featured in this month's issue of Details, has profited immensely from the videos he's released â€" as well as the footage he hasn't.

Lying on his couch one afternoon in late February, Schmidt puts Oprah on mute, grabs his ringing phone, and raises an eyebrow.

"Where's 732?" He flips it to speaker. "Hans Schmidt."

"Er, hi. I had a look at your website," says a male voice. "I've got footage of Cassandra Peterson copulating in the '70s. She was Elvira, Mistress of the Dark? She's in negotiation to do a reality show ... "

This is how it is for David Hans Schmidt these days.

If there's a celebrity sex tape out there, it has a way of finding him. Porn on a plate. Such are the rewards of being America's premier peddler of celebrity porn.

At 46, Schmidt has put together an extensive résumé that includes the Gennifer Flowers Penthouse cover, Tonya Harding's wedding night video, Paris Hilton's private diaries, nude shots of Private Jessica Lynch, Amber Frey, and Jamie Foxx, sex tapes of Colin Farrell and Dustin Diamond â€" and, if the man on the phone is for real (Schmidt is still determining the tape's authenticity), Elvira.

"Tell me, is there full sex, fellatio, cunnilingus?" Schmidt asks, pacing around the room in stonewashed jeans and cowboy boots. The man claims there's 18 minutes of high-res action. In color. With a money shot.

"Excellent!" Schmidt exclaims. "Okay, first we enter into a broker's-fee agreement, which stipulates a period of time in which I can effectuate a deal for you. Then you surrender to me a DVD, which I show prospective buyers on my laptop. And then, my friend, we'll go for the high buck. Somewhere between Sunset Boulevard and Wilshire, we'll come to a deal."

They swap information, and Schmidt shuts his phone, grinning.

"What you have just witnessed is a moment of history," he exclaims, stroking his mustache. "What might be the first deal for David Hans Schmidt since he almost got f**king killed!"

Continue reading this Details article here ...

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Amazingly, the life of Orlando Bloom may be as interesting as his career onscreen. At 13, he found out his father was actually not his biological father. At 21, he fell three floors off a balcony and broke his back, only to walk out of the hospital 12 days later.

He once spent three weeks riding an icebreaker headed to Antarctica, and more than a year and a half riding Kate Bosworth! He also went on a date with Kirsten Dunst, briefly forming one of the best celeb couple names in Doom.

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In the May issue of Details, the 30-year old Orlando Bloom opens about his career, religion, his rise to fame, and a whole lot more...

On learning that his dad was not his biological father:
"Think about that. Think about finding out when you're 13 that your dad is not your dad. It's like, okay, take it on the chin and keep going. No choice, really."

THG NOTE: Suri Cruise can take this to heart one day, when she learns that her biological father is not the great Tom Cruise, but rather some random Asian guy Katie Holmes knows.

On being told by doctors that he might never walk again:
"For four days I was thinking this was it, that I would be living my life in a wheelchair, and then I thought, no, and I knew I would walk. I just knew." 

On being famous:
"There's all this noise that happens. I was 22 when I starred in The Lord of the Rings. Nobody tells you what it is like to be famous. There's no guidebook, you know what I mean?"

THG NOTE: Britney Spears knows exactly what you mean.

On starring in Kingdom of Heaven:
"When you're [almost] 27 years old and Fox greenlights a movie with a budget of $150 million with you as the headliner, that's a tribute. And then all the press afterward was like I hadn't come through, like I hadn't delivered. But what did I not come through on?"

On his career:
"I have the patience to trust my own journey. Life is going to unfold as it should because life always does. If I'm true to myself, then all the rest is like, f--k it, man."

On being a Buddhist:
"The philosophy that I've embraced isn't about sitting under a tree and studying my navel, it's about studying what is going on in my daily life and using that as fuel to go and live a bigger life. When your girlfriend dumps you, when the bill comes through the door, and your mom calls you and tells you she can't handle the stuff in her life - that's hell, but that's just one world. If you are aware of what is going on, then you can grow and use that hunger, that fear."

On his filming two trilogies back-to-back:
"I've been white-knuckling it for so long. Between Lord of the Rings and [Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End], I've been going non-stop ... So now, on a personal level, I just want some time and space from everything, from all that; from the environment and the phone and the communication."

On spending three weeks aboard a Norwegian icebreaker bound for Antarctica:
"I felt isolated and vulnerable and I just had all this time to think. I just had time to read and think and I figured out that this moment is when I can use everything that I've done to my advantage, to choose a great project, to do something great and take a risk. I'm looking around and going, I cannot f--king believe how lucky I've been - [Pirates of the Caribbean] has afforded me the luxury of choice, and with it comes responsibility but also freedom."

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New Scientology cult member Katie Holmes is making herself comfortable in Shreveport, La., where she was set to begin shooting a new movie on Monday.

Cowering in Fear

Louisiana is, of course, the home state of the great Britney Spears. Yesterday, Holmes paid tribute to the troubled pop star by partaking in one of her favorite pastimes: visiting the local Target.

"I met some really great people, and it was nice," Katie Holmes told the Shreveport Times.

"They did recognize me, and it was a pleasure meeting them. We had nice chats about kids, and it was lovely."

Holmes, 28, is in Louisiana to film the movie Mad Money with Queen Latifah and Diane Keaton. In the comedy from Thelma & Louise scribe Callie Khouri, the women play coworkers plotting to rob the Federal Reserve Bank.

"I'm pumped," Holmes told the Times Friday night in a group interview with Khouri, Keaton and costar Ted Danson at the Eldorado Resort Casino.

"I loved it from the second I read it," said Holmes, who's rumored to be a prisoner in her own home. "I love interesting female characters, and this is full of them."

So is our news section devoted to sex tapes.

Anyway. What appealed to Mrs. Tom Cruise regarding her character?

"She's funny, she's smart and just a little bit misunderstood," she said, glancing mischievously at Keaton.

"She's involved in this crime, but she's delighted to just be a part of something and have girlfriends for the first time. She's a type of person who creates a happier environment than she's actually in. ... I like that about her. She's a free spirit."

Holmes is reportedly being kept on a tight leash during filming.

Husband Tom Cruise recently finished being stalked, and making his new movie, Lions for Lambs, and is due to join Holmes on April 18 in Shreveport, where he will monitor her every move.

For little Asian baby Suri Cruise, watching Mom at work should be a treat:

"It's another project we're going to handle together, and that's part of the fun," Holmes said.

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Britney Spears has enough problems.

Namely recovering from alcohol and drug addiction... and evidently going insane.

Roll Up in Da Club

The last thing she needs is to read rumors that estranged husband Kevin Federline has recently rekindled a romance with his one-time love, actress Shar Jackson.

The pop princess lured the dancer away from Jackson while she was starring on the crappy show Moesha (with Brandy) and pregnant with his second child in 2004.

But Kevin Federline, who recently agreed a divorce agreement with Spears, has been spending more time with Jackson lately - including a couple of late-night meetings at his pad - sparking reports that they may be fornicating like rabbits again. 

This news comes in spite of past denials that the pair will be getting back together.

A source tells In Touch Weekly, "Shar was always there for Kevin. When things were really bad with Britney, she was a rock for him."

Shar attended K-Fed's birthday bash in Vegas last month, and one of his pals says it's only a matter of time before the couple reunite, adding:

"Shar was his first love - plus, he's been saying how hot she looks."

One can only wonder if Kevin has also lost his marbles. Hooking up with that tramp Lindsay Lohan would be one thing - but Shar Jackson being hot? Come on, Kev!

Then again, Jackson went under the knife last year, spending $15,000 on a tummy tuck and breast lift. Hey, why not. It did wonders for Heidi Montag.

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Recently engaged and pregnant Salma Hayek spoke to Marie Claire about her struggles as a Latina in Hollywood, and the unfair pressures women face to have children.

Apparently, they don't feel the same pressure to get married before having said children. Looking at you, François-Henri Pinault, you rich bastard.

Salma Hayek Lace Dress

"Motherhood is not for everyone â€" it is for me... but society thinks if you don't have children, you've failed as a woman," said Salma Hayek. 

"You've got to be beautiful, smart, skinny, tall, rich, successful at your job, married to the right guy â€" and have beautiful children."

Well, at least Britney Spears has the children part down.

Marie Claire hits newsstands on April 17. Here's a quick glance at the rest of the thoughtful interview with the lovely Ugly Betty star:

On being typecast in certain roles because she's Mexican:

"I started out in Hollywood at the same time as Jennifer Lopez. Before us, Latinas only had roles that were part of the backdrop, or the maid or the prostitute. We changed that."

THG NOTE: Jennifer Lopez has played a maid on the big screen.

SECOND THG NOTE: Jennifer Lopez also sucks. Why don't you drop some better Latina actress names, Salma? How about America Ferrera?

On issues with her appearance:

"Especially when I have to appear in public, and there are cameras... the stress is sensational. Sometimes I don't like the dress â€" the way it fits, the way I look. And there are a million people looking at me, telling me to smile, but I don't feel like smiling. But then I have to keep everything in perspective."

Here's our perspective: When Salma Hayek becomes a mom, she'll immediately become an A-List MILF, along the lines of Demi Moore or Christie Brinkley.

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Talullah Willis, the teenage daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, is legally changing her name - because she never liked the one her parents picked out for her.

Bruce Willis went public with his 13-year-old's name-change plans during a taped appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman.

Demi Moore Tabloid Cover

"She wanted me to mention here on the big show that she's legally changing her name from Talullah to Lula, just Lula. She doesn't like her name," said Willis.

Willis, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher have agreed to let Tallulah go through with her strange plans - because they're well aware of what it's like to grow up with a name you don't like.

"I didn't care for own my name," Willis admits.

"Especially after my father told me that he named me after Bruce Wayne, Playboy millionaire."

No word on whether Tallulah's even more absurdly-named sibling, Rumer Willis, is planning a similar name change. Probably not, since she's so busy tagging along with Hayden Panettiere and Lindsay Lohan.

Regardless, we applaud Tallulah's honesty and a desire to improve her social status by shedding that ridiculous name. Other celebrities that should at least consider a like move:

  • Jamie Lynn Spears. Her parents names? Jamie and Lynn. Absurd.
  • Marilyn Manson. He's a dude. With a girl's name.
  • Ryan Seacrest. And you wonder where the gay rumors start.
  • Prince Michael Jackson (I & II). Come on. It's a ridiculous name for one kid. You don't need to duplicate it.
  • Spencer Pratt. Doesn't sound nearly evil and manipulative enough.
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Friday, Britney Spears was caught on tape, telling a paparazzi dude, "I really am pregnant."

Is she really having a third kid? Presumably not. But judging by her recent behavior - and the rest of this entirely bizarre on-camera rant - we have no idea what to think about the former Mrs. Kevin Federline anymore.

Britney Spears and Jason Trawick

Demanding that the X17 online videographer not ask her a single question, Britney Spears launched into a sarcastic (we think?) impersonation of a ditzy Valley Girl laced with a tinge of "I will beat you with an umbrella" rage.

And if that wasn't weird enough, she went on.

And on, and on some more.

"Like, I saw these magazines, and they said I was pregnant, and like it's so true. Like, America, believe everything you read because like you're smart and I'm stupid. Like for real. C'mon y'all," she said.

Good God.

Oh, but it continues. For 90 seconds, Britney Spears continued ranting.

"Like this lady told me, she said, ‘Britney, go to the light. Go to the light and see Jesus, OK?' And I was like, 'Ohmigod, I'm going to do it.' And I did it. And it happened, and it's just so weird because our world is so nice."

We don't know what a light could do for her, but if the mother of Jayden James and Sean Preston is going to act out like this, maybe she'd be better off in the dark.

This follows a similar account of incomprehensible babbling by Britney at a meeting with her management team earlier this month. She may be out of rehab, but the girl is clearly struggling with something. Like the loss of her mind.

She's probably on a cocktail of anti-depressants and seeing a whole team of shrinks. Even that may not be enough. Follow the link to watch the video at x17online.com.

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Richard Gere.

He's always good for a story. Sometimes involving gerbils.

This time, though, it's his repeated kisses of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty that have him making headlines. The smooching took place at an AIDS awareness event in India Monday, sparking outrage from demonstrators burning effigies of the actor.

Wow. While we've considered burning an effigy of Spencer Pratt after a couple of episodes of The Hills, this reaction seems a tad extreme to us.

Footage of the Hollywood star sweeping Shilpa Shetty in a dramatic embrace at the Sunday event in New Delhi was repeatedly aired on news channels Monday

Many saw the act as an outrage against Shilpa Shetty's modesty and Indian culture, though Shetty herself angrily dismissed the protests as an "over-reaction" that made India look silly.

Groups of men burned and kicked effigies of the actors in protests across India, including the cities of New Delhi, Kanpur, Meerut, Varanasi and Indore.

Some called for the actors' deaths. Others wanted public apologies. One can only guess which group Gere nemesis Sylvester Stallone falls into.

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What's next, Britney Spears being a decent mother? Or sane?

Who knows anymore. But apparently, Michael Jackson is a good father, claims a publisher who accompanied the pop star and his children to Japan last month.

The Late King of Pop

Jamie Foster Brown chronicled the trip in the current issue of her Sister 2 Sister magazine - and told us that Prince Michael Jackson, 10, Paris, 9, and Prince Michael II (a.k.a Blanket), 5, didn't have their faces covered when they were indoors.

"They were walking around me, and we were taking pictures without [their trademark veils] - they were very loose. But when they did go outside, they put the scarves around the children's faces.

"I just noticed how nice the kids were. They're not privileged at all. They have a lot of fun with [Michael]. They're intelligent, extremely well-spoken. They like to play jokes."

It was one such moment when one of the kids was fooling around that Michael Jackson reprimanded him, thinking he'd been rude to Brown.

"That was his misunderstanding," she told us.

"He wasn't raised around people 'playing the dozens,' using slang or stuff like that. He doesn't know about kids showing off - you don't take that badly. He just seemed to be a good parent. More so than most of us!"

Jackson's mother, Katharine Jackson, was also on the Japan trip, during which Disneyland Tokyo closed the whole park down for them. The consensus is that Jackson is doing well lately. If that's possible.

A $3,500-per-person dinner with the singer sold out, and devoted fans still felt the thrill. "People were falling down. People were fainting," Brown attests.

So the sight of Michael Jackson makes Japanese fans drop harder than an emaciated Nicole Richie at Hyde? Wow, you learn something every day.

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