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In case you missed it, some bombshell news came out of the personal finance world last week, Money Magazine reports. No, not the Federal Reserve's prime interest rate cut or the record-breaking price of crude oil nearing $100 a barrel.

We're talking about Britney Spears. Girl isn't saving for retirement!

Although the 25-year old pop star is hauling in some $737,000 a month from album sales, royalties and endorsements, she's not saving or investing a penny.

More than $100,000 a month goes to entertainment, gifts and vacations.

While most of us may be shocked by such excesses, Britney Spears' spending habits are actually pretty normal. The majority of American 20-somethings don't save.

Assuming the mother of Sean Preston and Jayden James could somehow scrape by on 70-80 percent of her pre-retirement income while in retirement - or just about $590,000 a month in today's dollars - Spears would have to put away a mere 8 percent of her earnings to save over $300 million by age 65.

Continue reading this Money Magazine look at Britney's finances ...

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With no talent (lip-synching), original body parts (plastic surgery) or Pete Wentz (broken foot) in sight, the very lovely Ashlee Simpson attended CosmoGirl's Born to Lead Awards at the Hearst Tower in New York Tuesday.

Ashlee Simpson: Unrecognizable from a few years back, but who cares?

What exactly is she Born to Lead? Who the heck knows. But Joe Simpson surely does, and it probably involves leading his bank account into the nine-figures.

Here's an interesting note. The Hearst Tower, of course, was founded in 1928 by newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. One of his heirs is none other than model Lydia Hearst, who we know as Cisco Adler's new girlfriend.

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With the New England Patriots enjoying their bye week, Tom Brady hung out on both U.S. coasts, finding some quality time for fatherly activities in Los Angeles, where his ex-girlfriend and mother of his son, Bridget Moynahan, resides.

But if you're looking for drama in SoCal, you'd better stick to The Hills. The Pats' quarterback spent most of the time in L.A. laying low with three-month-old John Edward Thomas Moynahan. Although he did get down and dirty at times.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen Photo

"Yeah, changing diapers mostly," he told Boston radio station WEEI.

After visiting with lil' John, Brady was in New York during the team's bye week, too. Tom was spotted at the Gramercy Park Hotel last Wednesday night and elsewhere in New York City with girlfriend Gisele Bundchen on Saturday.

Despite rare downtime with baby son John Edward Thomas Moynahan (pictured with mom Bridget), Tom Brady said he spent most of Sunday watching football.

As the holidays approach, Brady has more than l'il John to think about - he has another family to think of when it comes to presents: his offensive line.

"I know they look forward to the gift," said Tom Brady. "I give the best gifts they probably get all Christmas season. I'm like Santa Claus now." Hmm.

Maybe Gisele Bundchen can dress up as a naughty Mrs. Claus. Oh yeah!

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If Sean Avery has gone back to Lake Bell, one can't blame Mary-Kate Olsen from taking out her anger at the hockey star by pucking around with an ex of her own.

Perez Hilton is reporting that Mary-Kate Olsen was getting very "friendly" with ex-boyfriend Stavros Niarchos at Hyde on Monday night. Oh, snap, Sean!

Mary-Kate Olsen of Weeds

Are you surprised? Stavros Niarchos, who, in addition to Mary-Kate, used to give out free rides on the bone rollercoaster to the likes of Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton, isn't known universally as the Greek God of Poontang for no reason, people.

Sean Avery may be good at hockey, but Stavros Niarchos is the true player.

It remains to be seen if Sean Avery and Mary-Kate Olsen have officially ended their fling. But at least Lance Armstrong and Ashley Olsen are still hittin' it.

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Last night on The Hills, the main subject matter was - take a wild guess - the Lauren Conrad sex tape rumors! Amazing! Who would have thought.

This time, though, Lauren and Heidi finally had it out - face-to-face and IM-to-IM - over the rumors Heidi and Spencer Pratt allegedly started about the (most likely non-existent) tape featuring Lauren having sex with Jason Wahler.

The showdown took place at the Declare Yourself event - held to reach out to politically-involved young Hollywood - when Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port were covering the event for Teen Vogue and in walked Heidi Montag.

Both girls were armed with trusty companions - LC with Whitney Port, and Heidi with one of her Bolthouse co-workers - and their share of harsh words.

Speaking for the first time in months, Heidi acted like all is well, and in the past, while Lauren Conrad stewed. Montag insisted she wasn't involved in spreading rumors, though she didn't exactly deny Spencer Pratt had a role in it.

LC stared down a babbling Heidi Montag before calmly saying that she's willing to talk ... if Heidi's willing to apologize. Oh snap. Whitney Port's response after the spat: "Is this horrible for you? This must be horrible for you." A nice friend.

Heidi Montag vs. Lauren Conrad: Going at it again over sex tape rumors!

The next day, in a flashback to 11th grade, Lauren went to work only to find an iChat message waiting to her from Heidi as Whitney looked on, bemused. "We need to talk," it read. OMG. The Hollywood Gossip staff was totally ROTFL.

Despite her disgust, LC agreed to invite the evil one over to the apartment they once lived in together. In a bogus display of burying The Hills hatchet, Heidi brought Lauren Conrad some flowers and a year's supply of cheese. Seriously, you should have heard some of this girl's unapologetic apologetic remarks.

As Heidi sort of said sorry while continuing to neither confirm nor deny Spencer Pratt's actions, Lauren Conrad responded, "I want to forgive ... and forget you."

And there you have it. Elsewhere, Audrina Patridge and Justin Brescia - who we now know are broken up - hit a rough patch. Fortunately, she was too busy working assisting Sean Kingston after being promoted at Epic Records.

Audrina's (cute) co-worker played a positive role in helping our girl see there's a lot more to life than that belching, mumbling, dreadlocked loser Justin-Bobby. We can't wait for The Hills episode chronicling their final fight.

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Creator Tim Kring may admit that the second season of Heroes eats ass, but if there's a silver lining to be found amid this dark (and mind-numbingly boring) cloud, it's been the abundance of Milo Ventimiglia shirtless!

During last night's episode, Milo's embattled character, Peter Petrelli, was on the run from Elle (Kristen Bell) and The Haitian (Jimmy Jean-Louis).

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Hey, if all you're gonna be doing is hauling ass trying to escape from the evil minions of The Company, what the hell do you need a shirt for?

Here are a couple of Milo Ventimiglia topless (or shirtless, whichever term you prefer) pics from last night's somewhat respectable episode of Heroes ...

All we have to say is damn. While a nude Hayden Panettiere may be able to roll over and see this every day, the rest of us need Heroes for our Milo Ventimiglia fix. At least a sub-par - and soon to be truncated - Season 2 has provided that.

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Despite rumors to the contrary, Rihanna has squashed the ongoing celebrity gossip stories that she's dating lame but good-looking actor Josh Harnett.

This is the widely-cited quote Rihanna supposedly gave about Josh Hartnett at the World Music Awards in Monte Carlo, Monaco, last weekend:

Rihanna Bikini Photograph

"I would be lying if I told you that [Josh Hartnett and I] were not more than just friends. I have so fallen for him, he is lovely. He is so hot and he is really sweet to me. When we hang out it feels right - even though it's still pretty new."

But Rihanna says that quote is pure crap.

"That is completely incorrect," Rihanna said. "People quote me on things that I never said. That quote is not a real quote. It's not right at all."

Here's a new interview with Rihanna where she confirms she's still single (high five, Chris Brown), and in which she writhes around looking sexy.

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Las Vegas was saturated with tipsy celebrities celebrating the anniversary of the popular Tao nightclub over the weekend, reports the New York Post.

Leading the way? Cisco Adler and Lydia Hearst, his new girlfriend. The pair was spotted cuddling in the VIP room, while Lydia Hearst's ex-beau, actor Justin Bartha, "looked on" from a table nearby. Ah, that scandalous Cisco Adler.

With zero talent and not much in the way of looks, Cisco Adler sure manages to bag a lot of hot, rich girls. And for that you have to take your hat off to him.

Cisco Adler, Lydia Hearst... and some other hot chick.

Meanwhile, stars such as Emmy Rossum, Gabrielle Union, Haylie Duff, Jeremy Piven, Katharine McPhee and Rosario Dawson were seen partying at Tao.

At the nearby Palms Casino Resort, Maroon 5 played their last show on their North America tour for an audience including Avril Lavigne, Rumer Willis, Brooke Burns, Sara Ramirez and Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers.

Sarah Silverman's party for her boyfriend, Jimmy Kimmel, in honor of his 40th birthday at the Palms was a more intimate affair, with Adam Carolla, Jeffrey Ross, Carson Daly and Huey Lewis on hand to mark the milestone.

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Call it Celebrity Look-Alikes: Cuteness edition. Or toddler edition. You can barely call Sean Preston Federline or Kingston Rossdale celebrity babies anymore - ding dang, them kids grow up so fast, right, Britney? But boy, we still love 'em.

Tell The Hollywood Gossip, readers: Which l'il fella do you think is cuter? The son of train wrecks Britney Spears and Kevin Federline (and brother of Jayden James), at left, or the son of rock stars Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale?

Britney Spears and Family

Kingston Rossdale raises his arms in victory, virtually assured that he will win this popularity contest against Sean Preston Federline. But you be the judge.

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The Hills may be alive with sounds of Lauren and Heidi cat-fighting, Spencer scheming and Audrina and Justin-Bobby breaking up / getting back together, but it's also a show about coming of age and chasing a dream in the City of Angels.

All our girls are on a cool career track. Whitney Port works full-time for Teen Vogue, putting together runway shows and photo shoots, while Heidi Montag works for Brent Bolthouse's nightlife event-planning company and Audrina Patridge checks out new bands and assists production for current Epic Records artists.

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Left to right: Audrina Patridge, Whitney Port, Heidi Montag.

Even Lauren Conrad, the biggest star of the four, is often seen working as an intern at Teen Vogue - under her friend Whitney! Excluding LC, which of these three working girls is your favorite? Talk to T.H. Gossip and leave a comment below.

Stay tuned for our exclusive recap of The Hills later today ...

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