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Warning: Drooling Can Be an Involuntary Response.

Consider yourself on notice as you gaze upon the hot photo below, in which the reigning Bachelor champion, Andy Baldwin, straps on some spandex and goes all out in the ultimate test of endurance: a reality TV show the Kentucky Ironman.

Andy Baldwin in spandex. Damn, That is one hot triathlete.

The U.S. Navy Lieutenant was one of nearly 2,000 competitors who attacked the grueling, three-part endurance race - of a 2.4-mile swim in the Ohio River, a 112-mile bike course through greater Louisville and a 26.2-mile run to the finish line celebration at Fourth Street Live.

Once again, Andy carried his prize from The Bachelor, Tessa Horst, across the finish line, completing the insane event in a respectable 10 hours and change.

Although Andy and Tessa announced last month that they decided to nix their engagement, the pair remains together and are "very much in love."

All we have to say is bring on Brad Womack. Talk about a hunk.

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New England quarterback Tom Brady is everywhere.

Under center for the NFL's Patriots, under scrutiny after having a child out of wedlock, under Gisele Bundchen nude ... the stud is literally all over the place.

Tom, Gisele and a Son

Here, we see the Super Bowl MVP showcasing his offensive lineman skills in New York City, as he blocks traffic for his supermodel girlfriend. Hey, you know what they say - you gotta protect the ball carrier (we have no idea what we mean)!

The Brady-Bundchen bond seems to be going strong, despite Tom's drama with his two-week-old son, John Edward Thomas Moynahan, born to ex Bridget Moynahan.

Despite his hectic personal life and the fact that he seems distracted of late, we'd still draft Brady over Matt Leinart on our fantasy team in a heartbeat.

Tom starts his campaign for a fourth Super Bowl win on September 9, when the Patriots play their opener against rival Jets - his son's initials. Coincidence?

Yes. Very much.

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They got engaged after just one month of dating, and just three months later, actress Kate Walsh and her film exec fiancee Alex Young are married.

No, it's not a classic Britney Spears and Jason Alexander (who got married for all of 55 hours in Las Vegas), tale but it was a fast courtship nonetheless.

For Kate Walsh and Alex Young, the wedding took place Saturday, September 1, at Ojai Presbyterian Church in Ojai, Calif., and the reception was held at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa afterward.

Several of Kate Walsh's former fellow Grey's Anatomy stars, including Katherine Heigl and fiance Josh Kelley, as well as T.R. Knight, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr., Justin Chambers and wife Keisha, along with the show's creator, Shonda Rhimes, were in attendance at the event, which we learned about only a week ago.

Also attending were actress Kate Beckinsale and her director husband, Len Wiseman. Reports indicate that approximately 110 guests were on hand.

A lavish reception was scheduled to follow at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa's Casa Elar, a Spanish-style estate where guests enjoyed sit-down dinners.

Wedding planner Jo Gartin, of Love Luck and Angels, had decorated the estate with hundreds of candles for an intimate atmosphere, People reports..

Kate Walsh, 39, will play her Grey's Anatomy character, Addison Montgomery, on a spin-off series set to debut on ABC on September 26, Private Practice.

Just last week, the busy and beautiful actress told Entertainment Tonight that with her career and her engagement to Alex Young, "I'm living a dream."

Alex Young, 35, is a production executive at Fox. His proposal to Kate Walsh in May was discovered when reporters spotted her wearing an engagement ring at a TV event.

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Britney Spears' long-awaited comeback single, "Gimme More," has arrived, and Jive records says her full album is set for a November 13 release.

The club-friendly dance track officially premiered Thursday night on New York radio station Z-100. Versions were also leaked to Perez Hilton and TMZ.

Britney Spears Lingerie Pic

"The track that leaked off Britney Spears' new album is 'Gimme More,' produced by Danja, and written by Nathaniel "Danjahands" Hills, James Washington, Keri Hilson and Marcella Araica," a Jive spokesperson told People magazine Friday.

The song features the pop star's signature breathy "vocals," a driving beat and a catchy hook. Spears opens the sexy and sassy tune by defiantly saying, "It's Britney, b!tch" and producer Hills ends it in a shout out, saying, "Bet you didn't see this coming."

Wow, you guys are so hard. You know what we did see coming, though? Those pics of Britney with no underwear. $h!t is gettin' old.

News of the single's imminent release was reported by Entertainment Weekly. Follow this link for links to leaked versions of two of new Britney songs.

Also last week, singer/songwriter Ne-Yo, who wrote several songs for Spears, told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show that she's gotta regain focus.

"Britney has gotta remind people why they love her in the first place. She's gotta get their minds off her personal life and back on the music," Ne-Yo said, yo.

Over the last few months, Spears' personal problems, including a stint in rehab, flings with random ass dudes like Matt Encinias and the ongoing custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline have overshadowed her quote unquote career.

In an effort to promote her new stuff, Britney Spears went to Las Vegas to host the opening of LAX Nightclub at the Luxor Casino over the weekend. Hot!

The pop "star" arrived in Vegas and strutted down the red carpet wearing a cute, white baby doll dress - and a wig that looked sewn into the seams of her hat.

Once inside, the host with the most (fake hair) grabbed the mic to much applause - and gave a measly, two sentence introduction. As DJ AM spun records and the crowd partied feverishly, Britney was onstage dancing her heart out ... from her seat.

Littering the VIP section were heiress Nicky Hilton, That '70s Show alumnus and man whore Wilmer Valderrama, and "Mindfreak" of the week Criss Angel. No word on whether any or all of those individuals slept with Britney after the show.

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David Beckham says his kids and wife Victoria Beckham have been welcomed in the U.S., even if any real sports fans still think soccer is painfully boring.

Okay, so we said the last part, not Becks. Man, he is handsome.

Becks at the TCAs

A knee injury sustained this week will sideline the British soccer star for as long as 10 weeks, possibly ending his season with the L.A. Galaxy and abruptly ending the hoopla over his arrival in America.

"Obviously, I'll be working at trying to get myself fit and trying to get myself better, and hopefully be able to maybe play before the end of the season," Beckham, 32, told Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio show.

"But the doctors are not that sure about it. It's disappointing and frustrating at the moment."

David Beckham strained knee ligaments during a fierce tackle at Wednesday night's game against CF Pachuca Superliga at L.A.'s Home Depot Center.

An MRI on Thursday confirmed the injury, and the team said he would be out as long as six weeks, though Beckham put the estimate longer at 8-10 weeks.

"I'm hopping about at the moment, which isn't great," he says.

Hey, more time to stare at his wife's huge boobs!

David Beckham, who had already been nursing an ankle injury, says he may have rushed back too early. Hey, you gotta prove you're worth $50 million a year.

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The Hollywood Gossip staff is proud to bring you Tale of the Tape, in which we break down prospective matchups within the celebrity world you probably have never even considered. Because they are pointless, and above all, not real.

Earlier this week, the claws came out as TV cheerleaders Hayden Panettiere and Minka Kelly (meow!) battled for Hollywood Gossip glory. Today, a pair of cute SoCal products go head to head. Who will emerge victorious when Lauren Conrad goes 10 grueling rounds with Matt Leinart? Let's find out. Ding, ding!

1. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TIES

Lauren Conrad: Born in Newport Beach, grew up in Laguna Beach, attends Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Matt Leinart: Born and raised in Santa Ana, started for three years at quarterback for USC
Edge: Matt

2. ONE-TWO PUNCH

Lauren Conrad: Audrina Patridge, Whitney Port
Matt Leinart: Anquan Boldin, Larry Fitzgerald
Edge: Lauren

3. NOTABLE FLINGS

Lauren Conrad: Stephen Colletti, Jason Wahler, Brody Jenner
Matt Leinart: Kristin Cavallari, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton
Edge: Matt

4. BIGGEST WEAKNESS

Lauren Conrad: Hollywood clubs, bad boys
Matt Leinart: Hollywood clubs, weak-side blitz
Edge: Even

5. MARKETABILITY

Lauren Conrad: Has her own reality show, The Hills, and her own fashion line, plus numerous endorsement deals and a great magazine internship
Matt Leinart: Signed six-year, $51M contract with Arizona Cardinals
Edge: Matt

6. MAJOR ACCOLADES

Lauren Conrad: Teen Choice Award for Favorite Reality Star
Matt Leinart: Heisman Trophy
Edge: Matt

7. CONTROVERSIAL INCIDENT

Lauren Conrad: Sex tape rumors
Matt Leinart: Custody and child support battle with Brynn Cameron
Edge: Lauren

8. BUSH CONNECTION

Lauren Conrad: Rich Orange County parents probably voted for George W.
Matt Leinart: Played with Reggie at USC, sees plenty in free time
Edge: Matt

9. MEMORABLY BLEW ...

Lauren Conrad: Jason Wahler.
Matt Leinart: A 23-3 fourth quarter lead against the Bears.
Edge: Even

10. MEMORABLY THREW ...

Lauren Conrad: ... down with that bitch Heidi Montag.
Matt Leinart: ... the game-winning TD pass to Larry Fitzgerald in Week 14 against the first-place Seahawks
Edge: Lauren

THE VERDICT: Matt Leinart squeaks out a 6-4 win over LC, but lest Lauren be disappointed by her showing, rest assured: we'd much rather watch a new episode of The Hills than an Arizona Cardinals game. They are bad! Every year! It's uncanny.

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You know what they say. When in Paris... a barely legal blonde bombshell has to strut her stuff. And sometimes, that means a little side boob action.

Hayden Panettiere showed us a little breast - and a tremendous body all around - while wearing a gorgeous, form-fitting gold dress while on a press trip yesterday in France.

Yummy Stuff

Ooh la la! Look at the reaction of her Heroes co-star, Milo Ventimiglia, for all that really needs to be said. Keep those eyes on the prize, Milo!

Hayden Panettiere in France promoting her TV show... and rack. Tres sexy!

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Britney Spears makes $737,868 a month. Not a small chunk of change. At the same time, Kevin Federline earns somewhere in the neighborhood of jack $h!t.

This is according to the New York Post, which has the latest documents in the white trash couple's ongoing - and increasingly nasty - custody battle.

Britney Spears "is clearly the moneyed party in this case," said Kevin Federline's lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, in papers filed Monday in Los Angeles.

Kevin Federline is hoping to win 70/30 custody of their children and MACS (massive amounts of child support) from Spears.

That and $150,000 for his legal bills.

FedEx is broke, his lawyers admit in the filing - his income totaling zero after business expenses, despite $20,000 a month in spousal support Britney Spears is shellin' out already.

Those monthly payments stop November 15.

Federline's lawyer also demands that Spears stop stalling and pick a date to be grilled on the stand. The deposition needs to happen fast, Kaplan argues - in advance of their next hearing date of September 17.

Britney Spears skipped her previous deposition appointment, which was set for August 20, because her lawyer went on vacation, the papers say.

Already on tap for deposition by Team K-Fed are Spears' former assistants (Alli Sims, Shannon Funk), a "designated sober companion," (!?) her former business manager, and a one-time bodyguard, assistant and nanny (Daimon Shippen).

Her former manager, Larry Rudolph, had been dreading (and trying to avoid) the day when he got served, but that day arrived yesterday in L.A., according to Perez Hilton.

A source close to Rudolph says, "It stinks. [Larry] was trying to stay out of it and keep a low profile but he obviously didn't keep it low enough. He didn't want to get involved."

Over the weekend Rudolph, told Ryan Seacrest that he was on the run, and didn't want to say where he was. He didn't want to be served because he said it won't be good for Britney, who he remains loyal to despite the fact that the loon gave him the axe undeservedly.

Kevin Federline: Not a man with a high net worth. Or any sort of talent.

Earlier this week, an attempt was made to serve Britney Spears' friend Sam Lufti - an attempt that ended in a car collision. While FedEx reps say he rammed their car in order to flee, Sam Lufti has said his vehicle was surrounded and rammed by K-Fed's process servers.

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Now that the real Dancing with the Stars cast has been announced, viewers may have a few questions about the celebrities involved:

  • Will Melanie Brown's baby weight play a role in her performance?
  • Will Cameron Mathison find time to practice while shooting All My Children?
  • Can Sabrina Bryan win?
  • Who the heck are Albert Reed and Josie Maran?
Peepshow Performer

Allow us to answer the final inquiry: Reed and Maran are models. The former is a face for Abercrombie and Fitch, while the latter has come out with her own cosmetics line recently.

But will their good looks transfer over to the dance floor? Only time will tell.

In the meantime, you can take a look at pics of Albert Reed and Josie Maran nude, or at least very close to it. Here they are, doing their best Sophie Howard impressions...

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A man known for brokering deals involving celebrity sex photos and videos has agreed to plead guilty in a plot to extort more than $1 million from Tom Cruise.

That "man" is none other than David Hans Schmidt.

The celebrity porn broker agreed to plead guilty to sending communications for purposes of extortion. He faces up to two years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

It wasn't known when Schmidt, 47, who is free on bond, might enter his plea in court. A phone message left for his attorney was not immediately returned.

A plea agreement for David Hans Schmidt's co-defendant, Marc Lewis Gittleman, who the authorities say helped recover photos from a computer hard drive, has been filed as well. He is also charged with conspiracy to commit extortion.

David Hans Schmidt (pictured) and Gittleman were arrested July 26. Gittleman obtained photos of Tom Cruise's wedding to Katie Holmes from the event's photographer.

Gittleman then made copies of the wedding photos on the drive. He contacted Schmidt after finding a site touting his abilities to broker celebrity photos.

No word if Gittleman read that on this very celebrity news site.

Starting in May, Schmidt had repeated contact with reps of Tom Cruise and threatened to release the photos if he didn't receive $1.2-1.3 million.

David Hans Schmidt began sending e-mails to the actor's camp, including one with 13 photos of Tom Cruise's wedding attached as proof that he had them.

The celebrity sex tape king said he had about 7,600 images and he hoped a "commendable and quiet arrangement could be reached" with Tom Cruise.

David Hans Schmidt attended a meeting with the actor's representatives and an undercover FBI agent July 24 in which he compared his actions to "legal extortion" and said he would "hunt down to hell and back" anyone who dared crossed him.

Guess he was wrong on the whole "legal" bit.

In the past, Schmidt has tried to auction off Paris Hilton's diaries, along with sexual photos of her and other items that were locked up in a storage locker.

Also in Paris' stuff was that now infamous pic of Cisco Adler naked.

Schmidt also brokered deals to sell the Dustin Diamond sex tape and a video of Tonya Harding's wedding night, among other tawdry items.

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