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David Hans Schmidt, the celebrity sex tape broker who was facing prison time after pleading guilty to trying extort money from Tom Cruise, was found dead in his home yesterday afternoon, according to authorities.

Local ivestigators said it appeared David Hans Schmidt, 47, who was under house arrest in the Phoenix area pending sentencing, had committed suicide.

Schmidt was found dead in his townhouse around 3 p.m. Friday after police noticed an electronic tracker placed on him had not moved and he had not checked in with authorities as required, said Lt. Anthony Lopez.

It wasn't known when Schmidt, who was free on $100,000 bond, was to enter his plea in court. He also faced a $250,000 fine for trying to extort $1 million or more for stolen TomKat wedding photos August 24 in L.A.

David Hans Schmidt, 47, a notorious broker of compromising celebrity photos and videos (most recently, regarding TomKat) was found dead on Friday.

Schmidt admitted he was guilty of extortion after contacting reps of Tom Cruise and threatening to release wedding photos of the actor and Katie Holmes - which a client obtained illegally - if he didn't get between $1.2 and $1.3 million.

In the past, Schmidt had tried to auction off Paris Hilton's diary, as well as photos of her in various stages of undress and other items allegedly "stolen" from her.

The man also brokered deals to sell the rights to the Dustin Diamond sex tape, the amateur porn video of Tonya Harding's wedding night, topless shots of rescued U.S. Army POW Pfc. Jessica Lynch, and Jamie Foxx nude pics.

Schmidt was no stranger to the headlines his unusual line of work yielded him - in fact, he relished them. A "wall of shame" filled his office, with framed pics of the celebrities whose scandals paid the bills for the controversial "publicist."

David Hans Schmidt represented Gennifer Flowers when she came forward with allegations of an affair with former President Clinton. He also represented prostitute Divine Brown, famous for being solicited by Hugh Grant.

In a 1998 interview with The Arizona Republic, David Hans Schmidt said that days like when the scandal involving Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton broke were the kind of days and opportunities he lived for.

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Just five weeks old, John Edward Thomas Moynahan appeared at a restaurant in Santa Monica, Calif., with MILF his mother, Bridget Moynahan.

Despite being one of the newest, and cutest, celebrity babies around, l'il John looks very sad for some reason. Some possible theories:

Bridget Moynahan Nude
  • He's upset that his father, Tom Brady, isn't around
  • He's distraught that despite the Patriots' 3-0 start, their play has been overshadowed by CameraGate and Rodney Harrison's HGH use
  • He's miffed that Sean Preston and Jayden James get all the attention
  • He's a month old and simply cries a lot

Whatever the reason, here's mom and adorable celebrity baby ...

John Edward Thomas Moynahan accompanies mama Bridget to lunch at the swanky Bel Air Bay Club. Cheer up, J.E.T. Mom will get a new acting job soon!

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Amid an endless sea of cat fights, drunken nights and Spencer Pratt bound bites, the stabilizing influence of The Hills has always been the lovely Whitney Port.

We first saw the striking blonde-haired, blue-eyed Whitney when she was a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed co-intern of Lauren Conrad at Teen Vogue.

Whitney Port and a Friend

Since then, she's been promoted to a full-time "fashion contributor" at Teen Vogue and has been a greater focal point of The Hills than ever.

New York's Papermag.com was lucky enough to interview the beautiful and sage friend of LC recently, just prior to the start of The Hills' third season. Here's what Ms. Port had to say about fame, life and, of course, hair products.

Q: Where are you right now?

Whitney Port: In L.A., at my sister's 20th birthday party. We went out to a little lunch, me and my two sisters and my mom. The four girls.

Q: What did you do for premiere of The Hills?

Whitney Port: I kind of stay out of everything. I went out of town for two weeks, so I wasn't be in the middle of the craziness. I'm going to Missouri with my whole family - we've been going every year since I was born. And yes, we have TV there!

Q: How is this season different than the first two? For you, personally?

Whitney Port: Yeah, this season... we are finding ourselves more as women and revealing more of ourselves. It is still very hard for me to show my private life.

Q: Why?

Whitney Port: I don't like letting myself be vulnerable... I don't like having my life controlled by other people.

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They're blonde. They have huge breasts. They look plastic. And they both want to be famous really bad! Well, at least Heidi Montag does... apparently, she wants to be just like Pamela Anderson from her Baywatch days. Check out these pics.

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Look, Heidi Montag in a bikini on the beach. Something new and different!

As Heidi Montag frolicks in the waves in L.A. Thursday, the Us cover girl shows off her body, which we haven't seen half naked on the beach in, like, days.

The publicity hound star of The Hills channeled her inner Baywatch babe, posing for the cameras by the shore in a pink bikini. Pamela Anderson would be proud.

All we need now is for Heidi to marry and divorce both Spencer Pratt and Justin Brescia (a.k.a. Justin-Bobby) so that they can reenact a preppy, pimply, stoner version of the Tommy Lee-Kid Rock fight each time they see each other.

You think there's drama on The Hills now? Just wait!

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Rumer Willis liked the wig she's been wearing in her latest movie so much that she had her hair dyed platinum blonde, like for real. Peep it:

Ashton and Rumer

ABOVE: Hayden Panettiere admires BFF Rumer Willis' new look.

Showing off the 'do Thursday, the 19-year-old daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis and stepfather Ashton Kutcher told people that her new look jolted her folks, as well as her younger siblings, Scout, 16, and Tallulah, 13.

"I came home, and my parents were really shocked when I walked in the house," Rumer Willis says. "My sisters looked at me like, 'What? Your hair!' But everyone, including my parents, loved it."

What a relief. The makeover by Tracey Cunningham at the Neil George Salon in Beverly Hills required seven hours to complete.

"Honestly, it just took a long time. I got there at like 1 [p.m.], and I didn't leave until 8. I have really dark hair, so it took a long time, but it didn't hurt," she says.

"I got the idea because the movie I just finished, I was wearing a blonde wig, so I saw myself like that. And I just went for it."

The movie comedy, I Know What Boys Like, was previously called House Bunny. It features an almost nude Rumer Willis in dunce cap, among other stuff.

Says Rumer Willis: "I always find that whenever I'm doing something big in my life, I want to change the hair." We totally agree.

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Opera and Crimson morphed into one ultra-club for Us Weekly's annual Hot Hollywood Awards, which was as packed with celebrities as it was with their publicists, assistants, managers and bodyguards.

Case in point: when Justin Brescia, a.k.a. Justin-Bobby from The Hills, has a PR rep guarding his table, you know there is something wrong with the world.

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Nevertheless, we mean no disrespect to J-B, and The Hills was well represented at the event. A great time was had by all. Here's a pic of Justin-Bobby with his girl, Audrina Patridge, as well as a photo of the always lovely Lauren Conrad.

NOTE: Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag were also there, but we decided to spare you a shot of them sucking face in public... for at least the next hour or two.

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Following the lead of Tameka Foster, actress Melissa Joan Hart has announced she is pregnant.

Except in the case of the former Sabrina the Teenage Witch star, not everyone hates her! And it's going to be her second child!

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Hart and her husband, rocker Mark Wilkerson, who married in 2003, are already the proud parents of a son, Mason, who is nearly 2. Melissa is four months into her current pregnancy.

"I love the faces Mason makes. I could watch him forever," Melissa Joan Hart, 31, told People shortly after his birth.

But it looks like celebrity baby No. 2 will be arriving sooner than planned.

In a recent interview talking about her plans, Hart said, "I hope to have a sibling for Mason sometime around his 3rd birthday, but first, I want him to learn how to snowboard - I feel like that will be a marker of his self control!"

Well, alright then.

Added Hart: "I adore my baby boy and can't imagine not having him around. He makes everything okay, if I've had a bad day or a good one."

Congratulations to the happy couple.

This is better news than the last time we heard from M.J. Hart, who bashed Chris Daughtry for not crediting Mark Wilkerson exclusively for the song he allegedly wrote, "It's Not Over," which became a big hit for the American Idol finalist.

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Britney Spears to Joey Fatone: Ding dang! I gon' git ma drink on, y'all!

Well, that's what we imagine she's saying, at least. Pretty much all the time.

According to People, former *NSync-er and Dancing with the Stars runner-up Joey Fatone is offering his pal, the troubled Britney Spears, a reprieve.

"Britney, call me, come over to my house, come to Orlando, get away from it all," Joey Fatone told Extra. "It's a good thing to get out of L.A."

Last weekend, the embattled pop star spent time in Atlanta for some reason after crying a river after being charged with a hit-and-run in Los Angeles.

Britney Spears is working on a comeback with a new album due out in November. But she's suffered a series of setbacks, such as sucking at the MTV Video Music Awards and her public battle with ex-husband K-Fed over custody of their two little sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James.

"I think Britney just needs some time, to really heal," says Fatone, who has known Spears for many years. The current Singing Bee host was also a member of N' Sync with Spears' former flame, Justin Timberlake.

Joey Fatone hasn't seen Britney Spears in some time, but has a message for his old friend: "If you're there, let me know. I'm here for you, sweetheart."

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While Britney Spears was melting down at the MTV Music Video Awards, some artists who take their work seriously were using the occasion to shine.

Exhibits A & B: Chris Brown and Rihanna. When you leave Justin Timberlake speechless with your dance moves and routine, you're on the right track!

And it turns out that Brown, whose "Umbrella" collaboration with Rihanna has become a hit, might be looking to establish a different partnership with her.

The 18-year-old R&B singer told Us Weekly that he's known sexy Rihanna, 19, for years, and that she's "awesome" and that "they are tight" and that he might have "flirted a little bit" with her at the MTV VMAs.

When pressed for more information, though, Chris Brown, who, in his own words, is "single and always ready to mingle," clarified, "[Rihanna and I] are just friends. Great friends. We haven't taken it to that next level... yet."

Just give it time. These stars are poised to get together on and off the stage... like the R&B equivalent of Hayden Panettiere and Milo Ventimiglia.

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When Britney Spears left a recording studio in Burbank, Calif., last night, she apparently needed to take the edge off. We're talking right away.

As Britney sat down in the passenger seat of her white Mercedes, her assistant, BFF and possible cousin, Alli Sims clandestinely handed her a margarita ... in front of, oh, about 50 members of the celebrity news media. Give or take.

One would think that since a judge ordered Britney to undergo random drug and alcohol testing that she might lay off the booze... at least a little. Or in the car. With four dozen photographers surrounding her. Wow.

Alli Sims hands Britney Spears a drink after a hard night's work.

Putting aside the fact that this is exactly the kind of asinine behavior that has left Britney on the cusp of losing custody of Sean Preston and Jayden James... this kind of thing is also, well, not legal. To quote California state law ...

"Section 23223 (b): No passenger shall have in his or her possession, while in a motor vehicle upon a highway or on lands... any bottle, can, or other receptacle containing any alcoholic beverage that has been opened or a seal broken, or the contents of which have been partially removed."

How many laws can Britney break in one week? How many tampons will she need the paparazzi to fetch for her? When will the next upskirt come? Stay tuned.