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Kim Kardashian vs. Ray J.

Heather Mills vs. Paul McCartney.

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The Game vs. Vida Guerra.

With most good celebrity feuds, it's easy to pick a side. But who do you even root for when the gloves come off between the blubbering FOX News blowhard, Bill O'Reilly, and that annoying, delusional gargoyle (and The View) co-host, Rosie O'Donnell?

It's a damn good question. According to O'Reilly, who's gone off on the rotund one three times in the past week, Rosie O'Donnell is not just "nutty," she's the enemy ... of America.

Yeah. Rosie O'Donnell felt O'Reilly's wrath again yesterday night on The O'Reilly Factor, with Bill calling her a "radical" and "dangerous," even suggesting - as a financial newspaper did - that she's been spewing anti-American propaganda.

In his "Talking Points" segment last night, Bill O'Reilly picked up an Investor's Business Daily editorial calling O'Donnell "Tokyo Rosie" - a reference to "Tokyo Rose," the nickname American soldiers gave Japanese women who broadcast anti-American messages during World War II. Tara Conner had no comment.

Yikes. As hard as it is to pick a favorite in this dustup, we're guessing Donald Trump would second Bill's "view," while Snoop Dogg would eloquently tell O'Reilly to suck on...

Forget it. As of this posting, Rosie O'Donnell had posted no response on her usual soapbox, rosie.com. But give it an hour or two.

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Yeeeeeeeee-hawww!

The amazing Britney Spears got her Rodeo (Drive) on, gettin' her happy self blinged out with a stop at the posh boutique Cartier.

Britney and JJ

After all, there's nothing like diamond jewelry to make a down home girl like Britney Spears forget a period of rough ridin'. Mandy Moore, take note.

Wearing her trademark cowgirl boots, bizarre looking dress and a beat up ol' cowboy hat covering her still recovering bald dome, the rehabbed mama of Sean P. and Jayden James sprang into action in Beverly Hills, proving that shop therapy is the only therapy. 

Since getting out of rehab, Britney has been taking a hot dance class, finalizing her divorce with Kevin Federline, and even attending a Lakers game. Yup yup. She's on the right track, folks - albeit a fashion-challenged track.

Jason Filyaw, if you're still around, good work. Ride 'em, cowboy! Sorry.

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We've recapped Dancing with the Stars.

We've given you the blow by blow (and Spencer Pratt really blows) of last night's season finale of The Hills.

Courtney Robertson and Ben Flajnik Date

Now it's time for T.H. Gossip to break down last night's third television event, the premiere of the 10th season of The Bachelor.

But we really can't do it justice, so we're turning it over to the Sports Gal, wife of ESPN's beloved sports scribe, the Sports Guy (a.k.a. Bill Simmons).

She's going to be recapping each riveting episode for ESPN and ABC. We're just passing the word along. Let's get down to business. Take it away, Sports Gal!

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ABC wants the new season of The Bachelor to remind people of Richard Gere in "An Officer and a Gentleman." We know this because they're calling this season, "The Bachelor: An Officer and a Gentleman."

At least they came right out and said it. The Bachelor himself, Lt. Andy Baldwin, isn't as sexy as Richard Gere in that movie, but I liked him immediately and thought he was the cutest bachelor yet. He works as a doctor in the Navy's dive unit with Ashton Kutcher and Kevin Costner, does charity work and Ironman triathalons and even has a hot body.

Of course, Bill (my husband) was suspicious as soon as we learned Andy's alma mater was Duke. He kept saying, "You watch, you watch, he's going to end up being a [bad word]."

Not even 30 seconds later, we watched Andy get into his fancy sports car, which looked like a DeLorean (do they still make those?) and had those dorky doors that open straight up.

I hate when Bill's right. You should know that my friend Terera and I have a list of things that instantly bother us about guys - like guys who wear man sandals (those leather ones that look like the ones girls would wear, only they're for guys, I call them "mandals"); guys who wear black jeans or black tennis shoes; guys who wear Speedos at the beach; guys who drink daiquiris or frozen mudslides; guys who tuck their sweaters into their pants; and especially, guys who drive weird sports cars (like Miatas or Corvettes). I don't know the name of Andy's car, but it should be called "The Overcompensator."

We watched Andy Baldwin tool around in his DeLorean hoping he'd pick up Doc and head back to the future. Instead, he pulled up to the clock tower, I mean, bachelor mansion, and was greeted by our old friend Chris Harrison.

I like Chris Harrison - he knows his place and never interferes, not even when a girl has too much champagne during the opening cocktail reception and might drown in the pool. Meanwhile, Andy looked so excited to meet the girls, it was uncomfortable. It looked like he was going to burst. Bill described him as "a much, much, much hornier Richie Cunningham."

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Spencer Pratt.

Few words, phrases or individuals have ever enraged the Hollywood Gossip staff to this degree. OMFG. Has anyone ever deserved to be rolled up in a carpet and thrown off a bridge more than this a$$hole? The next time we see you at Hyde or Les Deux - yes, we go there, Spencer Pratt, and we will be watching you - you better grow eyes in the back of your head. We'll leave it at that.

Dweebs For a Good Cause

That should give you an idea of how the season finale of The Hills went last night, but we'll delve into further details for you just the same.

For a show that's supposed to star Lauren Conrad, there's a lot of stuff happening to people around her as she sits at home on the sofa reading (but still looking very fashionable, we might add).

Not that we're upset. We love the new Lauren Conrad who's emerged this season and doesn't take any crap. But in Season 3, let's have the girl do something. You heard us, MTV.

From the onset, the homebody LC bombarded one-time BFF Heidi Montag with zingers over her wishy-washy should-I-live-with-Spencer nonsense.

"You don't even live with me," Lauren Conrad snapped. "I just live with your stuff."

We knew what Heidi's decision was going to be for two reasons: She's weak, and the previews gave it away. But we're getting ahead of ourselves. The other person actually out doing stuff was Whitney Port, jetting off to NYC to interview for the permanent Teen Vogue job.

Wonderful as always, Whitney knocks 'em dead in the interview, but we're left hanging as to whether she beats out the other intern applicants. Cross your fingers, Hills watchers!

Okay, now we talk about what a psycho move it was for Spencer Pratt to get a new apartment after Heidi Montag clearly said no, then take her there as "a big surprise" and beg for her to move in again. And she did. Sellout.

Back at home, Heidi dropped the news to LC that she'd be moving out - a boring conversation so anticlimactic after all the talk about it that we almost clicked over to The Bachelor. Only we had it TiVo'd, so there's no point.

Over at the condo of Brody Jenner, Spencer was explaining that he really just wanted to keep Heidi away from Lauren and reassuring his buddy that he's a player 4 lyfe, yo, and would not be denied just because Heidi's movin' in!

The guy needs to be beaten repeatedly with a tire iron and strangled with his own retarded looking gold chain. You're not cool, bro. No one wears those.

We would leave it at that if it weren't for a brilliant exchange between Heidi and her co-worker, Elodie (what kind of name is that, and what do they actually do at work?) about Heidi's plans to cook dinner for the amazing Spencer that night.

Elodie: Do you even have all the equipment to cook? What's it called?
Heidi Montag: Dinner?
Elodie: No.
Heidi Montag: Pasta?
Elodie: No. The equipment to cook, like, pots, pans.
Heidi Montag
: Oh, I have to go get all that.

Lauren, meanwhile, was celebrating the conclusion of the epic roomie drama with champagne and pizza ... and her brand new roomie... Audrina Patridge!

We weren't big Audrina fans at first, but she's come around. In short, this episode was a complete waste of time, in that there was no drama and nothing new was revealed. But we love The Hills just the same, and can't wait for the next season with the girls.

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Justin Timberlake is biting the hands that feed his own celebrity. So to speak.

The former *NSync dweeb and current pop superstar has made no issue of his distaste for paparazzi in the past. See these Timberlake pics in which he goes bonkers at some camera dudes.

JT in the Hizzy

But now he's gone on record saying that he despises the work of celebrity gossip magazines, that they "create soap operas out of people's lives."

Yeah, yeah. We hear it all the time from stars complaining about the attention given to their lives. But Justin Timberlake has usually been one of the most adamant.

He makes the comments in a recent interview with Details. Of course, JT's life has been popular fodder for the Hollywood Gossip sites (such as this one), especially because of his romantic relationships.

He dated Britney Spears and Cameron Diaz, and possibly tapped the voluptuous booty of Scarlett Johansson as well. One gets the impression that any girl he chooses would be happy to receive a very special box next Christmas.

Nevertheless, the "SexyBack" singer dismisses all the coverage of his high-profile romances as "a spin game," saying, "I choose not to take part in it."

It's not going to stop him from chasing tail all over Hollywood, of course. And we applaud him for it. He's definitely our favorite *NSync alum, edging out Joey Fatone and Lance Bass, as well as JC Chasez and that other guy.

In other words, he's better off these days. With Timbaland.

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Alanis Morisette is still around.

And covering "My Humps" by the Black Eyed Peas.

Process that for a moment and then proceed to the video below. Can't say we expected when we woke up this morning to see the annoying Canadian singer, who doesn't know the definition of ironic, doing her best Fergie. But here we are.

Enjoy (and be afraid of) the YouTube video below, which may have even surpassed the great Snoop Dogg's comments regarding Bill O'Reilly as the funniest clip of the day.

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What's next? Hootie and the Blowfish covering Usher?

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Now that Britney Spears is out of rehab, lots of people are rooting for her.

That includes The Hollywood Gossip staff.

Britney Spears Side View

And her producer, Sean Garrett.

"I'm working with Britney Spears," Garrett told People on Saturday at the Kids' Choice Awards, where Jamie Lynn Spears made an appearance.

"It's really coming together right now. I know that [Britney Spears] will do exceptionally well now that she's out of rehab."

Right, we're sure of this as well, seeing that she's been clean for, oh, almost two full weeks! After a complete mental breakdown and addiction to alcohol and drugs. She's definitely in the clear.

Garrett, who has produced tracks for Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez and Mary J. Blige, among others, had been working with Spears on five songs for her upcoming album before she checked into rehab at Malibu's Promises center February 20.

The sound on the new disc, he says, "is like 'Toxic' times 10. It's going to be a lot of fun and it's really exciting. We did a lot of great work before her break."

"Break" is a nice way of putting it, dude. You win points for political correctness.

Garrett, who is hopefully a better colleague for Brit than Larry Rudolph, also said he has no doubt Spears will emerge from her recent experience stronger than ever.

"Britney is a superstar," he said of Cue Ball.

"She knows how to handle herself, but it's tough sometimes. The pressure sometimes gets to you, but I think she has done such a great job keeping her composure under the circumstances."

Jayden James and Sean Preston sure hope that continues.

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Longtime couple Fergie and Josh Duhamel have already revealed they keep their romance hot with karaoke and fishing. But that's not all they do together. Now you can add sexy dancing to that list - only he's doing the dancing. Sorry guys.

"He just dances for me in private, in some very interesting outfits," the 32-year-old "London Bridge" singer reveals to Playboy in an interview in its May issue. "He bought me these amazing boots at the Hustler store. They're thigh-high patent leather with a big long zipper. They're hard to get on, but it's worth it."

Ferg a licious

Does Fergie (real name Stacy Ferguson) make Josh Duhamel dance to her music?

"Make him? He wants to. He likes dancing. I slow dance with him, but I have to stand on his feet because I'm too short. Luckily I took ballet, so I know how to stand en pointe."

The couple have been dating since 2004, though they first met in Duhamel's mind.

"I had read in a magazine that he had a naughty dream about me," Fergie says. "All my friends knew about him because he had been a soap-opera star. I'm not into soap operas, but they told me, 'You gotta go out with him. Do it for the group. Take one for the team.'

"Time went by, and I saw on the schedule that we were taping a show called Las Vegas, and I thought, Is this the show he's on? We met, and I said, 'I read you had a dream about me.' He said yeah, and I asked, 'Was it good?' He said it was. So we hit it off."

The Black Eyed Peas singer (along with will.i.am and our man Taboo) also hit it off with audiences on her first solo effort, last year's The Duchess.

"Next time I might do a reggae or hip-hop album," the former crystal meth addict says. "But for this album I wanted to get really personal with the audience."

Speaking of which, what about that 2005 photo from a San Diego concert in which it looks like she wet her pants onstage?

"Embarrassment," she says. "Everyone told me not to talk about it, but I wanted to call people and tell them what had happened. I was advised not to, and I didn't for a while. Now I'm just honest about it. It's embarrassing, but you just have to let it go at some point."

Sort of like Paris Hilton's pussy. We've all seen it by now, so just let it go, will you guys? Seriously, it's getting kind of old.

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Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown welcomed a baby girl early Tuesday.

"The baby is completely healthy with a good head of hair," a rep for Brown said in a statement. "Mother and baby are now resting. No name has been decided on as yet and she is purely known as Baby Brown."

Melanie Brown Photograph

Hey, that's a better name than most celebrity babies end up with.

Scary Spice, 31, was taken to Saint John's Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif., at around 5.30 Monday and the baby was born just after midnight Tuesday.

The new arrival - who weighed in at 5 lb., 4 oz. - joins 8-year-old sister Phoenix Chi, Brown's daughter with ex-husband Jimmy Gulzar.

The paternity of the new baby, however, is in question.

Brown has said that her ex-boyfriend, Eddie Murphy - who shares a birthday with the infant and turned 46 Tuesday - is the father. But he has disputed that claim.

"I don't know whose child that is until it comes out and has a blood test," Murphy said on a Dutch TV show (possibly the same one just frequented by Snoop Dogg) in December when asked about impending fatherhood.

"You shouldn't jump to conclusions, sir."

Brown later released a statement saying she was "upset and distressed" by Murphy's comments. In March, Murphy's new girlfriend, film producer Tracey Edmonds, told Chicago's Power 92 radio station of Murphy and Brown:

"Without me getting too deep into it, they had a quick relationship before I even got into that, before I got into a relationship with Eddie... So that's like their business that's going on. There'll be a paternity test and if it's his then he'll be responsible."

This paternity test battle comes just as Larry Birkhead and Howard K. Stern are embroiled in a similar fight over the rights to the late Anna Nicole Smith's baby daughter Dannielynn. Only they both want to be the dad.

Regardless of what happens with Melanie Brown's situation, The Gossip would like to welcome another beautiful celebrity baby. We're sure former Spice Girl and fellow new mom Emma Bunton shares that sentiment.

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Wherever Snoop Dogg goes, controversy and possible arrests (or rumors of arrests later proven false) are sure to follow. Hey, so it goes when you're Snoop Dogg. This is especially true on the Doggfather's recent European tour with Diddy.

Not to worry, Snoop Dogg hasn't been thrown into the pound this time - but when he made an appearance on a Dutch TV recently, an interviewer asked the noted fan of weed and guns to touch upon the subject of Bill O'Reilly.

Snoop Dogg, Dane Cook

That's up there with Suge Knight on the list of Snoop's favorite topics. After all, the bombastic Fox News blowhard once ambushed Snoop's lawyer / backup singer / ho with accusations that Snoop was selling drugs.

Snoop, who is by all accounts a nice dude, was quick to dispense with all diplomacy in sharing his thoughts about Bill O'Reilly, including a request for O'Reilly to... let's say, perform a certain act, if he were so inclined. See below.

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