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Lance Armstrong has recently been spending time with many babes, some of them famous and anemic. But his most frequent conquest came as something of a surprise.

At a recent NASCAR Nextel Party at New York City hot spot Marquee, OK! Magazine spies spotted Lance Armstrong and Kim Strother getting awfully cozy.

Kim Strother is a 30-something fitness model with the Ford Agency, sources report, and according to onlookers, the cute couple was more than friendly.

"[Lance Armstrong and Kim Strother] were all over each other in Marquee sitting in the banquette," one person at the party reveals.

"They were completely into each other the whole time. I didn't see them kissing, but she was sitting on his lap at one point and being very affectionate."

It is believed that the seven-time Tour de France winer and Kim Strother, who some say bears a strong resemblance to two of Lance's recent ex-girlfriends â€" Sheryl Crow and Tory Burch â€" exited the club together around 3:45 a.m.

Kim Strother doesn't much resemble his most recent plaything, Ashley Olsen. We are guessing that Kim eats, making such a comparison pretty impossible.

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Katherine Heigl is as outspoken as she is hot.

This can be good and bad. She did not hesitate to lambast Isaiah Washington for his gay slurs on the set, and will be the first to admit that her Grey's Anatomy character's recent story lines suck worse than Jessica Sierra during a routine traffic stop. But Heigl also comes off a tad pompous in a new interview with Vanity Fair.

Katherine Heigl, Josh Kelley Wedding Pic

In the magazine's January issue, Heigl says that this summer's hit comedy, Knocked Up, which stars herself and Seth Rogen, is a little sexist because it "paints women as humorless and uptight, and paints men as lovable, goofy, fun-loving guys."

Katherine Heigl is certainly never one to hold back.

"It exaggerated the characters, and I had a hard time with it, some days," Heigl adds. "I'm playing such a bitch; why is she being such a killjoy? Why is this how you're portraying women? ... It was hard for me to love the movie."

For more insight and hot photos of the talented and loquacious star, continue reading excerpts from this new Vanity Fair interview with Katherine Heigl ...

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Looking like she's been doing crystal meth with Britney Spears and Howie Day, a distraught and strung-out Amy Winehouse was spotted wondering the streets of London at 5:45 this morning wearing just her bra, jeans and no shoes.

The Daily Mail (U.K.) reported that Amy Winehouse, who recently canceled all her tour dates, had emerged from a friend's house in East London early this morning looking quite distressed, wandering the streets aimlessly and near tears.

Warning: The celebrity photo below is extremely graphic ...

Heroin Addict

Amy Winehouse: Sexy as hell... if you're into heroin and meth addicts.

A witness told the Daily Mail, "She came out of the house, walked down the drive and wandered around the pavement for a bit. She looked upset and agitated but there was no obvious reason for her to come outside. It was weird."

Yes, you could say that. A rep for Winehouse offered this explanation, "Amy had been fast asleep and heard a noise. She then went outside to investigate."

Loosely translated, that means, "Amy had called her crack and meth dealer after her supply had run out, then went outside when she thought she heard him."

Any Winehouse is clearly not responding well to the absence of her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, who was recently jailed and is being held without bond on charges of witness tampering in conjunction with a previous arrest for assault.

On the other hand, we've seen plenty similarly absurd Winehouse photos when he was a free man. One thing's for sure: We'll stay tuned to this train wreck watch.

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Actress Hayden Panettiere made international headlines last month when she was involved in a violent protest in which she and other activists tried in vain to stop fishermen from their traditional hunting of dolphins off the coast of Japan.

The altercation didn't end well for the animals, and Hayden Panettiere was rather upset about it, understandably. But every dark cloud has a silver lining, and for us, that means a pair of bikini photos of Hayden Panettiere from that day!

Her beloved dolphins in Japan were not saved, unfortunately, but these Hayden Panettiere bikini pics were saved... by our staff... on our hard drive. Okay, that's it.

Come to think of it, if she wants to raise awareness about this important cause, the bikini photos ain't a bad means of going about it. Moreover, just think about the impact a Hayden Panettiere nude photo spread would have on young minds ...

Anyway. The Heroes star and the rest of her world-saving fellow cast members return with an exciting episode tonight on NBC. Needless to say, we'll be tuning in.

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Making a run at Leighton Meester and Minka Kelly for Hollywood Gossip cutie of the day, Emmy Rossum looked downright adorable in this pink dress at the Movies Rock: A Celebration Of Music In Film event on Sunday in Hollywood.

The 21-year-old singer-actress and Las Vegas star Molly Sims introduced Nicole Scherzinger, who performed "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend."

We weren't there, but are guessing that was a watershed moment in music history. In any event, here's a cute Emmy Rossum photo for your enjoyment.

Emmy Rossum: Wearing pink, looking pretty perfect.

Emmy Rossum's Christmas album, called "Carol of the Bells," comes out this week. The 21-year-old New York native is perhaps most well known for her leading roles in the films The Day After Tomorrow and the 2004 version of The Phantom of the Opera. She also starred in the soap opera As the World Turns as a kid.

We predict that one day, Emmy Awards will be in her future. Think about it ... that would be like (a drag-wearing) Oscar de la Hoya winning an Oscar. Only possible!

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Eight men say they either had sex with embattled Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) or were targets of sexual advances by him at various points in his career.

One is a former escort whose allegations disgraced the Rev. Ted Haggard, former president of the National Association of Evangelicals, the Idaho Statesman reports.

The newspaper identified four men who had sex with Craig or had encounters they say involved him. Four others, who were not identified, also talk about sexual advances or encounters involving the conservative Republican from the Gem State.

Sen. Larry Craig pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after being accused by an undercover officer of soliciting sex at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport and later called a news conference to deny he is gay, which pretty much no one believed.

"It is unfortunate that the Idaho Statesman has chosen to continue to lower itself to the standards of what can best be described as tabloid journalism," Craig said in the statement regarding the newspaper's most recent reports.

Craig and his staff declined further comment on the story about the eight accusers, although in every interview since his arrest - including a recent sit-down with Matt Lauer - the Senator has come off about as convincing as O.J. Simpson.

The report is the Statesman's latest foray into the sexual background of Larry Craig since his June arrest in an airport men's room sex sting operation.

The Idaho Statesman Editor, Vicki Gowler, said the paper spent several months checking backgrounds and details of the men's stories. Two of the identified men and one of the unidentified men told the newspaper they had sex with Craig.

One of the men identified in the report, Mike Jones, 50, self-described as a former male escort, said Larry Craig paid him $200 for sex in late 2004 or early 2005. The encounter took place at a studio apartment in downtown Denver.

The undercover officer who arrested Craig said the senator moved his foot next to the officer's foot and tapped it in a way indicating he wanted sex. He also says Craig sent a signal by swiping his hand under the divider between men's room stalls.

Sen. Larry Craig later said the officer misconstrued those motions
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Having miraculously survived another year, walking train wreck and one-time pop star Britney Spears celebrated her 26th birthday by blowing out candles on her birthday cake at the Scandinavian Style Mansion in Bel Air on Saturday.

There were no lap dances, no outfit swaps, no barefoot bathroom visits, no running over the celebrity news media, or clubbing in no underwear. At least for one night.

Wild Wild Hair

On hand at the relatively low-key affair were her trusted freeloader companion, Sam Lutfi, and her "cousin" Alli Sims, among others. Britney also met up with a former clubbing cohort, that harlot Paris Hilton, at the birthday bash.

The gang sang "Happy Birthday" as Britney Spears blew out candles on a small chocolate cake on Saturday night. Two enormous bodyguards shielded her table.

It was a night to remember for the troubled birthday girl, who managed not to pass out drunk! She also scored $30,000 in leather and fur coats â€" including a $7,000 fur-trimmed white leather coat â€" at the gifting suites from high-end designer Katja Berglund. We expect PETA to become livid about this one any day now.

"She was very calm, nice, friendly," a party source told Us Weekly. "I know she's had some bad times here, but I think she looked really great."

After leaving at 12:45 a.m., Spears and crew continued the festivities at The Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. Paris Hilton was spotted leaving at 3:50 a.m.

Spears spent her actual birthday Sunday with her two adorable little mistakes sons, two-year-old Sean Preston and 14-month-old Jayden James.

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The Dallas Cowboys may have had the weekend off after winning Thursday, but star quarterback Tony Romo still made a perfect pass... at Jessica Simpson.

The alleged singer and actress and the NFL star flirted up a storm Saturday at the hot Hollywood nightclub Teddy's. The occasion? Jessica Simpson's best friend and former personal bitch, CaCee Cobb, celebrated her 30th birthday.

Baby Got Back

At first, Jessica Simpson, wearing a hot, form-fitting black dress and spike heels, and her new football beau kept things low-key in a secluded booth.

But as the night continued on, the pair was spotted getting hot and heavy with their arms around one other. Then, after a few seconds of surely very deep conversation, Tony Romo leaned for a kiss - right in the middle of the crowded club.

Also on hand for the b-day bash were Cacee Cobb's boyfriend, Donald Faison of Scrubs fame, and Simpson's quasi-famous hairdresser, Ken Paves.

Last month, Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo had Thanksgiving dinner together in Dallas. In recent months, the Cowboys signal-caller has been romantically linked to Carrie Underwood, Alli Sims, Sophia Bush and others.

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The always cute cast of Gossip Girl made the trip out to Long Island City, Queens, on Friday to shoot a series of holiday ads for the Gap. Check 'em out ...

Blake Lively Elle Photo

Above: Chace Crawford (Nate) and Blake Lively (Serena) looking as terrific as ever. We can certainly see what Carrie Underwood sees in Chace Crawford!

Below: The lovely Leighton Meester (Blair), who may be the cutest girl on Earth. Or at least tied with Friday Night Lights look-alike Minka Kelly for that honor. What we would've give to receive that under the tree this year.

Blake, Chace, Leighton and the rest of their Gossip Girl cohorts return for an all-new episode this Wednesday on The CW. We're counting down the days.

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She's beautiful. She's smart. She's talented. She's possibly dating Nathan Bogle.

Now Natalie Portman is stunning on the cover of The New York Times' Style Magazine.

Natalie Portman Red Carpet Look

The actress talks to the magazine about why we see little to no Natalie Portman naked or even in roles where she is sexualized, as well as how her heritage comes into play in her career.

Here are some interesting interview excerpts:

New York Times: You have had a kind of precocious child-woman quality in some of your films that has elicited a Lolita-esque response. Was that unnerving for you?

Natalie Portman: Yes. One scene was particularly uncomfortable: when I try to kiss Jean Reno. He was, obviously, much older. And around that time, there was the scene in Interview With the Vampire when Kirsten Dunst, who was around my age, kissed Brad Pitt. There were articles about young girls in adult roles, and my family ran away from anything that was Lolita-esque. And then, of course, they offered me Lolita itself. That was the ultimate no.

New York Times: Did it have anything to do with being Anne Frank on Broadway?

Natalie Portman: For many Jews, especially those who have experienced the Holocaust, Israel represents a place of refuge and acceptance. Perhaps. I was 16 when I played Anne Frank. It was tough: I went to high school full time. I was studying for my A.P. tests and my SATs while performing eight times a week. The audience reaction, night after night, was really moving. As Anne Frank, I really began to understand what Gertrude Stein meant about the power of repetition. Hearing words over and over increases their meaning and their impact.

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