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Some stories, such as Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon getting married, really come out of the blue. Others, such as Lil Wayne getting arrested, don't.

The B-list hip-hop star was arrested in Boise, Idaho, on a felony fugitive charge after authorities in Georgia accused him of possessing a controlled substance.

Lil Wayne at the Royal Wedding

The 25-year-old rapper, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., was arrested after his Friday concert at Qwest Arena and booked into the Ada County jail.

Because of the type of charge, Lil Wayne was not eligible for bond and was not released in time to make his typical Saturday night concert. Shame.

After his arrest, the jail was bombarded with dozens of angry phone calls from Lil Wayne fans, of which apparently there are many, as well as from concert promoters.

"Every other phone call that we've picked up have been about him â€" people who have tickets wanting to know where his concert will be, people calling to see if it's true that he's incarcerated," said a deputy who didn't want her name used.

Lil Wayne is scheduled to be formally charged Tuesday and will be asked at that point if he plans to waive his extradition to Georgia, authorities said.

An e-mail to Lil Wayne's publicist at Universal Music was not returned. Carter's previous brushes with the law include a 2005 drug arrest in Atlanta, and another bust for weed and prescription drugs in August 2006.

His "Tha Carter II" album, released in 2005, has sold about 2 million copies worldwide. He recently was voted "Hottest MC in the Game" by a panel at MTV.

Speaking of prestigious honors, The Hollywood Gossip recently named Kanye West the most talented and egomaniacal rapper in the industry.

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Chalk this up in the "photos of celebrities The Hollywood Gossip loves but never thought we'd ever see hanging out together" category!

Victoria Beckham is a celebrity best known for being married to metrosexual hunk and part-time soccer player David Beckham. And for having giant boobs.

Vic Becks

Marilyn Manson's ex-wife is known mostly for her burlesque dancing, nude sexual photos in martini glasses and stripping, as well as for a recent PETA campaign.

Here, Dita Von Teese and the former Posh Spice leave the Ritz Hotel and head to the Chanel fashion show at the Grand Palais in Paris.

Victoria Beckham. Dita Von Teese. Together at last.

When celebrities and hotties of this caliber collide, we can only wonder: Which one would you rather... take out to dinner? And which hot body do you prefer?

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The last time we heard from the classy J.R. Rotem, he was producing Hayden Panettiere's new album and talking about how last winter, he railed Britney Spears wheelbarrow style. A true gentleman kisses and tells to Blender.

But apparently the greasy producer's bragging hasn't damaged relations between the pair, as Britney Spears was spotted all over town with J.R. Rotem yesterday!

Hot Britney Bikini Pic

Britney Spears. JR Rotem. The return of the wheelbarrow!

The hot duo did some shopping on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood. While in one store, Britney found a yellow top, fur wrap, leather jacket and nice cap that suited her horrendous fashion tastes. Reports say she said "Gimme More" and paid for a ton of stuff. Just kidding. No way she said that.

She did don her new duds as she left the store, though, with Jonathan "JR" Rotem by her side. Later in the day, the couple stopped at Britney Spears' favorite place, Starbucks, where a member of the celebrity news media dumped a cup of coffee onto Britney's car and other photographers nearby.

Pretty standard procedure really. To cap it all off, Britney and J.R. Rotem made a stop at a recording studio, with Britney Spears looking like she'd enjoyed her neck being sucked on for a good while in the recent past. Hey, a girl's gotta get some.

Ah, young white trash love. Here's hoping this couple of destiny enjoys many more wonderful, romantic days just like this one.

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Britney Spears looked distressed following a judge's decision allowing her only supervised visits with her sons Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1.

During runs to Ralph's Supermarket in L.A. and a local Starbucks, the 25-year-old was seen clutching her Yorkie, London, while crying in anguish.

Britney Spears Live in Concert Pic

She appeared to be in better spirits later while enjoying a dinner of quesadillas and margarita with friend Sam Lutfi at Casa Escobar in Malibu.

On her way out of the eatery, Britney Spears showered the paparazzi with praise. "I love you guys," she told celebrity news photographers.

Her good mood didn't last long, however. After she climbed into her car, she began sobbing uncontrollably once again. Girl needs a whole team of shrinks.

Meanwhile, Britney Spears' former bodyguard Tony Barretto is back in the news. Us Weekly learned via a statement released by Barretto's lawyer, Gloria Allred, that he has filed an abuse claim, or "Child Abuse Referral," against Spears.

The referral gives the Department of Child and Family Services the legal power to investigate Spears' care Sean Preston and Jayden James. The DCFS has said that its professionals will look into the matter.

Britney Spears cries in anguish. Meanwhile, former bodyguard and notable land mass Tony Barretto cries, in a manner of speaking, for help from officials.

"I call on Britney Spears to cooperate with the investigation of Children and Family Services," Glorida Allred said on behalf of Tony Barretto in a statement.

This is not the first referral that has been filed regarding Britney Spears with the DCFS. She has been investigated and cleared three times in the past two years, for driving with Sean Preston in her lap, not preventing Sean Preston from falling out of his high chair, and contributing to poor hygiene and eating habits of both sons.

Tony Barretto filed a declaration to the court September 17 claiming Britney Spears used drugs and alcohol while caring for her children.

Since then, Barretto has been on a national media tour touting his concern for poor Sean Preston and Jayden James Federline as his motive for coming forward with information about the pop-mom's erratic behavior.

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Don't ever count them out. Just when you think the bar can't possibly be lowered any further, Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag take the celebrity photo cake again.

There's nothing like a staged photo shoot designed to look like candid but which actually depicts two D-list media whores shamelessly begging for attention.

Gross Speidi Smooch

Anyway, here's a nice Spencer-Heidi picture for your mockery enjoyment, in which The Hills' most-hated dude poses with a pair of melons. And some pumpkins!

Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag: Good, wholesome October fun.

We will say this, though. Spencer Pratt is significantly better at getting paid for these "spontaneous" photo shoots than he is at running his own website.

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It's the moment we've been anticipating for so long. Or at least since an hour ago when we first learned about it. Britney Spears' music video from her new single, "Gimme More," has been released online as of this morning.

Its premiere on MTV is set for October 8. "Gimme More" was featured during Britney's epic meltdown at the MTV VMAs last month, and the first single from her upcoming album, Blackout, which is reportedly set to drop November 13.

Britney and Jayden in Paris

Gimme more? Give us less? Check the video out and let us know your thoughts.

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Britney Spears: Grinding poles, making Sean Preston and Jayden James proud.

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There are few times, as a celebrity gossip site, when celebrities leave you at a loss for words. But that's where Amy Winehouse leaves us. There is so little we can add when photos of this talented singer and train wreck.

Just the same, we're happy to post them for your enjoyment and puzzlement. And to celebrate the joyous fact that Amy Winehouse and her equally insane husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, have defied the odds in surviving another day in this world.

Blake Fielder-Civil and Amy Winehouse Picture

Amy Winehouse and Blake Fielder-Civil: Shopping? Sporting mouth grillz?

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Hot couple alert! Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel take a stroll through the streets of Toronto, Ontario. after having brunch at a place called Eggstacy.

Get it? Eggs? Ecstasy? We love puns. And most breakfast foods.

Un-Biel-ievable Girl

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel: Timbielake?

A moment after this photo was taken, a celebrity news reporter was given a black eye by Justin Timberlake. Just kidding! But he's not a fan of Hollywood gossip.

Justin Timberlake is in town shooting a new movie, "The Love Guru," with Mike Myers and Jessica Alba. Jessica Biel is in town because, well, so is Jessica Alba.

Maybe they go on some sweet double dates with Alba and Cash Warren?

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Danny Bonaduce is being investigated for battery after tossing ex-Survivor contestant Jonny Fairplay over his shoulder during an award show Tuesday.

Jonny Fairplay filed a report Wednesday claiming his teeth were knocked out during the incident at the FOX Reality Really Channel awards held at the Hollywood club Boulevard3, according to the Associated Press.

Police received the battery report around 2 a.m. at a Hollywood hospital where Fairplay was being treated, Officer April Harding told the AP.

"He had one tooth broken, another tooth missing from his gum line and two other teeth that were loose," she said.

During the show, Fairplay was being jeered onstage when Danny Bonaduce came up and said into the mic, "They're booing because they hate you."

Jonny Fairplay, a wrestler who came in third Survivor: Pearl Islands in 2003, was criticized by viewers for having lied about the death of his grandmother in order to win sympathy from other competitors.

In a video clip of the incident (see below), Fairplay can be seen jumping into Bonaduce's arms, which he says was just a hug. In response, Danny Bonaduce tossed Fairplay over his head and onto the floor. Jonny Fairplay then got up and ran offstage while holding his hand over his mouth.

Later, Danny Bonaduce told TMZ that Fairplay "started to throttle me," and that he only threw him to halt the attack. He added, "I'm sorry he got hurt."

For his part, Jonny Fairplay told the site that he underwent two and a half hours of dental surgery and still needs additional work. Here's a video of the incident:

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While the first few days of Britney Spears' week have been rough, with a court taking away custody of the singer's two sons and all, things are turning around!

Well, maybe.

The Trailer Park Princess

Britney is back to work - if you can call it that - filming her new music video for "Gimme More." And she just got a vote of confidence from her record label, Jive, which called her "one of the great recording artists of her time," in a statement released to the press this week. See below.

Britney Spears shoots the video for "Gimme More." Hey, it's gotta be better than the MTV Music Video Awards debacle if they can actually edit the thing, right?

"Jive is enormously excited about Britney Spears' new album, and confident that it will secure her reputation as one of the great recording artists of her time. As Britney's label, it's not our place to comment on her personal issues, but we do care about her and support her. There's no question that when performers attain the level of celebrity that Britney has, they tend to be treated by the press and public as if they were just characters in cartoons or soap operas, and we forget they're human.

People say that's the trade-off a celebrity makes for success - that if you want to make it big, you have to surrender your privacy or the ability to lead a normal life. But sometimes you make that bargain before you realize what it entails. Britney's a grown woman who makes her own choices, and we respect that. But she faces challenges that most of us can't imagine."

TRANSLATION: We have Britney Spears under contract for a certain number of albums and are paying her producers a lot of money, and therefore have no choice but to call in the spin doctors and milk this new album for every dollar we can before severing ties with her sometime around 2009.