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This is bad news for celebrity gossip, but good news for humanity.

Bowing to public pressure, Dr. Phil has pulled the plug on his Britney Spears special tomorrow, as he had planned after meeting the train wreck in L.A.

Summoned to the hospital by Lynne Spears this past weekend after Britney's infamous mental spazz-fest, the good doctor planned a show about it.

But it's now off. Why? In a statement on his site, Dr. Phil writes:

"As was widely reported this weekend, at the request of concerned family members, I visited Britney Spears in the hospital. The details of that visit will, of course, remain private. We had planned to tape a "Dr. Phil Now" special show today, focusing not on the tabloid side of Britney Spears' latest problems, but instead on the very serious issues surrounding this case.

Clearly it is not just Britney's family struggling to protect adult children who cannot be ordered or compelled to seek help. Because the Spears situation is too intense at this time, and out of consideration to the family, I have made the decision not to move forward with the taping at this particular time. Britney and her family are in our prayers, and we ask that they be in yours."

*Tear* Awww. Dr. Phil, you big sap, you. You know what? You're in our prayers here at The Hollywood Gossip, big fella.

NOTE: Said prayers may or may not involve you being hit by a bus.

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Remember the good old days when Jamie Lynn Spears dominated the news? Well, pregnant little sis is back - and the celebrity news ain't good.

Since Britney Spears' 16-year-old sister announced she is expecting a baby with her long-term boyfriend, Casey Aldridge, many entertainment news sources have questioned the fate of her Nickelodeon show, Zoey 101.

Cute Jamie Lynn Spears Picture

Question no more. It was announced Friday that the fourth season of the hit "'tween" show will air as planned - but will be its final season.

"For now it looks like it has been canned," a Nickelodeon source said.

Zoey 101, a story about a cute young girl (Jamie Lynn Spears) who enrolls in a typically all-male school, is a hit show aimed at children ages 9-14.

But TV sources worried publicly that airing a season in which the now pregnant Jamie Lynn Spears stars will send the wrong message to children.

Come to think of it, the fact that Jamie Lynn's sister freaked out and had to be wheeled out of her home on a gurney wasn't good for PR either.

According to one report, Britney bragged to Jamie Lynn during her meltdown that she "wouldn't be the only Spears in the headlines this week!"

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Oh yeah. Brace yourselves, fans of The Hills, for a half-nude Heidi Montag. That's right. It's not Playboy by any means, but she's on her way there.

Heidi Montag posed for Maxim recently and the results were ... maybe sort of hot. We really don't know anymore. She was a cutie in the first season of The Hills, but she's just kinda plastic now, and although these are some hot poses Heidi's doing, the pics really aren't doing it for us to be honest.

No offense, Spencer Pratt.

Anywhere, here's a nearly naked Heidi Montag, showing off her backside ...

Half Nude Heidi Montag

What do you think? Is this Heidi Montag pic hot or not?

Want more Heidi? Follow the jump for more photos from the Maxim shoot ...

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Well, that's one way to relax before the playoffs.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and girlfriend Jessica Simpson jetted off to Los Cabos, Mexico, on Friday night for a little poolside vacation with some of his teammates - and Jessica's pimps parents.

Pregnant Jessica Simpson Pic

The hot pair - enjoying a post-New Year's break before Tony Romo's playoff loss battle against the New York Giants next weekend - kept it low-key by staying at a private pad in a gated community with their own chef.

But someone still got a photo of Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo. Peep it:

Look for Jessica to be there in her pink Romo jersey to watch an over-sexed, distracted Tony throw four interceptions in defeat next Sunday.

Simpson and the NFL star have gotten cozier in the past few months. They spent the recent holidays together in Dallas and even showed some late-night PDA while partying at Hollywood club Teddy's in December.

It looks like at least some of Tony Romo's teammates have warmed up to Jessica Simpson. Somehow, though, we doubt Terrell Owens was in Cabo.

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Sam Lutfi says Adnan Ghalib is up to no good.

This is largely because Sam Lutfi - one of the most prominent Britney Spears leeches - is mad jealous.

Still, Adnan's motives for cozying up to Spears of late remain very much in question, and celebrity photo agency X17 cites sources claiming Ghalib is actively pitching a story and pics documenting his odd relationship with Britney.

According to X17, Adnan is hawking pictures of Britney Spears with him and asking for a staggering $5 million in return!

Adnan Ghalib, a member of the paparazzi who is employed by Finalpixx, and who makes up to $200K a year taking pics of Britney, has pitched photos of himself and Spears during their brief trip to Palm Springs back on January 2.

The pair got to the Parker Hotel around 2 a.m. and checked out five hours later.

But apparently, Adnan's pics are hella weak - most merely feature the crazy pop princess posing with him. Just bland, uninteresting, non-nude photos.

So far, no magazine or newspaper Adnan Ghalib has talked to has shown any interest in ponying up the seven figure fee Adnan's agency is asking.

All of this leads to three questions:

  1. Is this story legit? We wouldn't be surprised.
  2. Is Britney aware of what's going on? Highly unlikely.
  3. Would she care even if she were aware? Who the hell knows.

*sniff* *sniff* Something smells fishy here. Oh yeah, that's Adnan Ghalib.

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In light of his recent heroics - coming to the rescue of the troubled Britney Spears at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - Dr. Phil is set to publish a new memoir.

With their daughter on lockdown after a complete mental meltdown, did Lynne and Jamie Spears trust the medical professionals at Cedars-Sinai?

Dr. Phil and Jordan McGraw

Hells no. They called Dr. Phil. Shortly after? Britney was released! It's a miracle! Here's a sneak peak at the Dr. Phil's new tell-all (with working title) ...

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With a single September YouTube sob-fest, Chris Crocker became an androgynous Internet celebrity. In fact, this teenage Tennessean became a worldwide sensation and was pretty much the only thing people talked about the day after Britney Spears' infamous VMA performance (or implosion, more accurately).

But while Chris Crocker became famous to his YouTube appeal for celebrity gossip sites to "Leave Britney Alone!" - his opinion has changed in light of Britney's meltdown last Thursday and Friday.

Britney Bikini Shot

"I officially retract my statement," Chris Crocker told the New York Post's Page Six. "Britney needs to not be left alone right now. I think if everyone left her alone, she could do some major damage to herself."

Chris Crocker's' concerns that Britney will harm herself echo her fans' fears that their once shining star is in real danger of burning out.

We're talking Anna Nicole Smith style here.

"The people close to her, they need to step up and help her at this time. Rally together and do what they can to save her life," Chris Crocker said.

We're guessing he didn't have Dr. Phil in mind.

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Roger Clemens has never been afraid to give adversaries some chin music.

Normally, Roger's combativeness is directed at the hitters who step into the box against the fearsome right-hander. But now, Clemens is taking aim at the former trainer who alleges he took steroids, filing a lawsuit last night in his hometown of Houston just before his 60 Minutes interview with Mike Wallace.

The Houston Chronicle reports the seven-time Cy Young winner is suing Brian McNamee, his longtime trainer, for defamation of character, calling McNamee's allegations "false and defamatory." Clemens' lawsuit was filed electronically in Houston, just before Clemens' 60 Minutes interview, which aired last night.

"I don't know if I'll ever get the naysayers back... I don't know what I'm going to get. Maybe some of my name back," Roger Clemens said to Mike Wallace.

The lawsuit doesn't request a specific dollar amount, but Clemens' Houston lawyer, Rusty Hardin, said the lawsuit was filed to clear Clemens' name and discover how the allegations of his steroid use came about.

Aside from known user and a$$hole Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens was probably the biggest star to be outed by the Mitchell Report, a 20-month investigation conducted by former U.S. Senate majority leader George Mitchell into the rampant use of performance-enhancing drugs in the sport.

Citing his former trainer, the Mitchell Report alleges Roger Clemens took steroids on multiple occasions between 1999 and 2002.

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Aww. So cute. It's official: Milo Ventimiglia is so hittin' that!

By that, we mean our girl Hayden Panettiere. While this would normally spark extreme jealousy and bitterness among our staff members (see John Mayer and Minka Kelly), we have no problem with Milo. So he's kind of our man!

Hi From Hayden

For a long time, Hayden Panettiere, 18, and Milo Ventimiglia, 30, have been doing their best to deny any co-star lovin' between them. But it looks like their cover has finally been blown and the Heroes stars have gone public.

The twosome was spotted going on a shopping excursion, then later at the movies, where they took in Atonement, in L.A. Nothing says dating like making out in the theater while Keira Knightley nude appears on screen.

Here's Milo Ventimiglia and Hayden Panettiere (combined age 48) ...

Can't get enough of Hayden and Milo? Heck, how could you possibly?

You can't deny that these two make an awfully sweet couple, right?

Check out TMZ's gallery of Halo photos for many more shots...

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