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With Jessica Simpson cozying up to Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, can we expect double dates with her BFF, CaCee Cobb, and boyfriend Donald Faison?

Faison, the star of Scrubs, recent addressed that pressing issue.

"CaCee and I prefer to keep our relationship away from the glitz and cameras," the actor told People at Hollywood Life magazine's Breakthrough of the Year Awards on Sunday. "But [Tony Romo] is a great guy."

The friendly foursome did log some quality time last week, when they helped CaCee Cobb celebrate her 30th birthday at Teddy's nightclub.

As the bash wound down, Simpson and the NFL star, both 27, were spotted kissing in public - according to some onlookers, it was a big-time PDA.

Impressed that he's led the Cowboys to a 12-1 record and found a new tight end in Jessica Simpson, Tony Romo gets a pat on the back from receiver Terrell Owens.

We know Jessica's pimp already approved of the relationship, so it's good to see that her friends are also on board when it comes to the Cowboy gunslinger.

"I think he is really, really, really smart," said Donald Faison, 33, of Tony Romo. "[He's a] really genuine guy."

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The Hills couple you love to hate, Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, wined and dined while being interviewed over dinner at their favorite Mexican restaurant (as Hills watchers know), Don Antonio, in West Los Angeles on Thursday.

Here's Spencer giving Heidi a lift to their dinner date ...

The plastic Heidi Montag smiles as her boyfriend / fiance / co-star, Spencer Pratt, inspects his fiancee's backside ... and possibly his parallel parking job.

The third season finale of The Hills takes place tonight on MTV. If these two are about to break up on it, well, it doesn't look like they actually did.

Heidi and Spencer also presented at Spike TV's 2007 Video Game Awards on Friday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Follow the jump for some pics of the gruesome twosome at that event ...

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Well, at least in terms of Internet traffic.

Britney Spears calculated trajectory to mega-fame went off the rails this year, generating tremendous web interest. For this reason, she was the most commonly searched for "musician" this year, beating out Beyonce, according to Yahoo!

A Young Rocker

Perhaps Britney could have learned something from Stacy Ferguson, a.k.a. Fergie (#3), who suffered her personal downfalls in relative obscurity first before hitting it big and handling herself well on the confessional circuit later.

Here's the full Yahoo! Top Ten:

  1. Britney Spears (we know she has not looked anything like this in many moons, but she's still technically a singer)
  2. Beyonce Knowles
  3. Stacy "Fergie" Ferguson
  4. Akon
  5. Avril Lavigne
  6. Hilary Duff
  7. Hannah Montana
  8. Shakira
  9. Chris Brown
  10. Ciara

You'll notice that only two men - Akon and Chris Brown - made the list, as did somebody's alter ego. That's right, Hannah Montana is really a character played by Miley Cyrus.

While Miley Cyrus does have her own sizable search recognizance (#23), Hannah Montana hysteria proved far more relentless to browsers. It's also nice to see Hilary Duff up there as well. Who doesn't love Hilary Duff, honestly?

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A judge has revoked probation and issued an arrest warrant for actor Daniel Baldwin after he failed to appear in court for a scheduled progress report on his ongoing rehabilitation, stemming from a drug arrest occurring last year.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Scott Millington issued the warrant after the actor failed to show up in court as scheduled this past Friday morning.

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The actor, 47, is the brother of actors Alec Baldwin (star of 30 Rock), William Baldwin and Stephen Baldwin and has starred on numerous TV shows, including "Homicide: Life on the Street," and was also in some movies and stuff.

A scruffy Daniel Baldwin ran afoul of the law in April 2006 when he was arrested in a Los Angeles-area motel for possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

As celebrities go, he's D-list at best. But as celebrity mug shots go, this one is a definite B, maybe even a B+ (you can see a little bit of Nick Nolte here).

Daniel Baldwin entered the drug rehabilitation program in hopes of having the pair of charges dismissed. At a February hearing, his attorney said the actor had completed various programs and was continuing treatment.

He and Britney Spears bonded in rehab in February. We're serious.

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Oprah Winfrey loves Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. So do countless former stars of The OC and other celebrities from film and TV.

Well, another upstart political contender has gotten his own boost of star power - from an actor and martial arts master whose chief export is pain.

Governor Mike Huckabee, a 2008 Republican presidential candidate, has made a hilarious campaign ad with Chuck Norris called HuckChuckFacts.

In it, Mike Huckabee refers to several "Chuck Norris facts" - the tall tales about Norris that have become an Internet phenomenon in recent years - while Norris tells real facts about the former Arkansas Governor and his plans for America.

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"When Chuck Norris does a push-up, he's pushing the Earth down."

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Just call Hayden Panettiere the next Angelina Jolie.

Well, at least in terms of the Heroes' star's activist streak.

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"Absolutely, I would take that," Panettiere told People. "She was definitely one of my inspirations growing up and she was definitely somebody I looked up to."

While Angelina Jolie is a strong advocate for humanitarian causes, the Heroes star is making headlines for her work on behalf of marine mammals.

A warrant was issued for Hayden Panettiere in Japan after she and other activists attempted to protect dolphins from being slaughtered by local fishermen.

Hayden Panettiere looks up to Angelina. And most others. She's 5'1"!

"I grew up near the Hudson River in New York. I didn't grow up in the water; I don't surf," she said. "People think I surf because of the footage. I was just in a panic and happened to paddle really fast. I was hauling butt out there!"

Hayden Panettiere credits the success of Heroes with helping give her both the inner strength and the star power to bring attention to these types of issues. But the show's success can be viewed in yet another way by Hollywood's teen queen:

"It has completely ruined my personal life. I mean, you walk out the door and you've got 10 cameras in your face. Obviously everything in my life is on display whether it be true or false ... 99 percent of it false."

For now, Hayden Panettiere says her job is about all the social life she can handle, and she prefers a quiet night at home over any sort of club scene.

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With an impassioned YouTube defense of his favorite singer, Chris Crocker achieved fame (15 whole minutes' worth) by stealing the spotlight from Britney Spears.

Looks like he learned from the master.

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While she may have the ability to buy whatever she wants, for whatever reason, the great Britney Spears decided to steal a lighter from a gas station last night, then openly brag about this fact to members of the celebrity news media.

Naturally, Spears spent most of her very busy Friday driving the paparazzi around in circles. When she decided to stop off at a North Hollywood gas station for some gum, she doubled back for a lighter - and just snatched it and left.

Oh ma gawd, y'all, I gots to go grab me m a lighter. Yeeeee-haw!

While you might be inclined to assume Britney Spears simply forgot to pay for it (she's not smart, remember), she nixed any plausible deniability when she turned to the cameras and yelled, "I stole something. Oh, I'm bad. Ohhhhh!"

Yes. Yes, you are, Britney. On so many levels, we can't even begin to go there at this time. Robert Edie is probably running for the hills as we speak.

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Apparently Hyde still has some standards.

Effeminate Britney Spears fan and YouTube "celebrity" Chris Crocker went to the famed Hollywood hot spot last night to celebrate his 20th birthday - but his 15 minutes of fame appear to be the only thing extinguished on this eve.

Hyde's glory days have passed, but it's still out of Chris Crocker's league.

Sadly, Chris Crocker had to take his party train elsewhere as he was turned down at the super exclusive Sunset Blvd. saloon. Stunning, really.

Upon rejection, the derailed crybaby did make a good point, however: "If they won't let Aries Spears in, then they shouldn't let me in."

At least he's self-aware, unlike his look-alike Heidi Montag.

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One brief run-in with Lauren Conrad and a heart-to-heart with Heidi Montag later, Stephanie Pratt went from unknown to bona fide player on The Hills.

Spencer Pratt's younger sis sparked controversy on The Hills when she chewed out Lauren at a club, then spilled the beans to her brother regarding Heidi's hesitation about their wedding.

Now comes the scrutiny of her personal life.

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Stephanie Pratt in London, Spring 2014. The sister of Spencer Pratt got the good looks in the family.

Specifically, a police report - and that subsequent Stephanie Pratt mug shot - stemming a shoplifting arrest occurring in Hawaii in 2006.

Stephanie, 21, has been nothing but open about the bust, as well as her about personal struggles with drug addiction, in the latest issue of Us Weekly.

The younger Pratt says she started smoking pot at 15, and "in a matter of months, I was on to other things ... I was a blackout drinker too."

"Once in history class, I was so high that when the teacher wasn't looking, I asked a girl to feel my heart," Stephanie said.

"It was beating so fast I thought I was going to die."

Even Spencer Pratt couldn't deal with her problem.

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Welcome back, celebrity gossip fans, to The Hollywood Gossip Caption Contest. Let's take a look at who won this past week's edition of this fun contest.

With news of a Jessica Sierra sex tape coming out, we had no choice but to pick the past American Idol wreck as our subject matter. We've chosen the caption from Mare as the winner! The winning entry appears below the pic. Scroll down for the full list of captions we received and good luck again this week!

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"Number ONE in bed ya'll!"

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