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Now that she's finally 18 and can legally... vote, Heroes hottie Hayden Panettiere is heating things up. Just about every conceivable place you can look.

First there was her cheerleader Got Milk ad. Cute, sure, but pretty vanilla.

A Pretty Panettiere Pic

Then there were those steamy Hayden Panettiere photos in FHM. Now we're talkin'!

But most recently, the tantalizing Panettiere took a bite of forbidden fruit (so to speak) on the cover of fashion / beauty mag GenLux, encouraging passersby to "take a bite!"

We'd take a bite out of Hayden Panettiere. There's no question about that. But daydreaming about doing so is a tad distracting to a motorist, don't you think?

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A mere four months after Kate Walsh became engaged to her fiance, 20th Century Fox film executive Alex Young, the two are officially tying the knot.

The former Grey's Anatomy and current Private Practice actress' nuptials are set for this weekend at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa in California!

The lovely Kate Walsh, 39, who has won raves for her portrayal of Dr. Addison Montgomery on both shows, began dating Alex Young, 36, earlier this year.

A pair of her pals and former Grey's Anatomy stars, Sara Ramirez and Katherine Heigl, are reportedly planning on attending the three-day event.

Kate Walsh and Alex Young: Very much in love.

Walsh and Young dated only a few months before getting engaged, then bought a new house together, and now are making it official. When you know, you know, right?

The hotly-anticipated series premiere of Private Practice is set for Wednesday, September 26. Grey's Anatomy returns for its fourth season the next night.

Grey's Anatomy will be missing more than just Walsh, who left to start her own spin-off. Isaiah Washington, who was axed from the drama for being insane, will instead be guest starring on Bionic Woman - which premieres opposite Private Practice.

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In the biggest surprise of the day that's not at all surprising, we have just learned that Britney Spears is being investigated for child abuse.

According to TMZ, an unscheduled child abuse hearing was held today at Los Angeles County Superior Court. Present were Britney's lawyer, Dennis Wasser, Kevin Federline's attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, and an attorney from the L.A. County Counsel.

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The specifics of the allegations against Britney Spears are not yet known. But the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services is conducting an active investigation.

A hearing in the ongoing, nasty Kevin Federline-Britney Spears custody case is scheduled for September 4, which will be a follow up to today's court appearance.

Could it be that Britney is - gasp - an absentee mother who dumps her kids off on nannies (that she may or may not sleep with)? Is Spears unstable? Or just plain incompetent? Or does she spank the little tykes harder than Criss Angel gives it to her?

We'll have to wait and see, as few details are available at this time.

A rep for Britney Spears did not immediately return requests for comment. No remarks were issued by Sean Preston (pictured) or Jayden James Federline, either.

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Looks like Jamie and Lynne Spears (parents of Jamie-Lynn Spears and Britney Spears) are on grandparent duty.

Of course, it was their daughter's ex-husband who enlisted them.

The former couple, also divorced (as of 2002), took care of Britney Spears' sons, Sean Preston, 23 months, and Jayden James, 11 months, at K-Fed's house in Tarzana, Calif., Friday.

Kevin Federline, 29, was off shooting One Tree Hill in Wilmington, N.C., where the CW drama is filmed. Hey, dad's gotta work sometimes.

As for mom, she was busy as well. Getting pulled over by the California Highway Paatrol after driving erratically. And getting her freak on with Criss Angel.

Celebrity news-breakers X17 report that after taking off from the hot club Opera at 2 a.m. Saturday night, Britney headed on over to meet Criss Angel - who she's reportedly been "working closely with" on her MTV Video Music Awards act.

She showed up at his hotel with a full entourage and headed straight up to his room, where they enjoyed frequent trips to the balcony for a smoke.

This meeting of the minds (if you could call it that) was a long one. Britney Spears didn't leave Criss' mind-freaky palace of love until 9 a.m.!

The womanizing illusionist has stated for the record he's not tapping that, but merely collaborating with Britney Spears on her upcoming MTV VMA performance.

Riiiiiiight. And Heidi Montag's engagement ring is totally real.

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Saying that he "needs to be a better Michael Vick," the embattled Michael Vick apologized to the NFL and his Atlanta Falcons teammates Monday for "using bad judgment and making bad decisions" and vowed to redeem himself.

Good luck with that.

Shortly before making his first public statements, the star quarterback officially pleaded guilty to federal dogfighting charges and awaits a December 10 sentencing date.

"First I want to apologize for all the things that I've done and that I have allowed to happen," Michael Vick said at a news conference following his appearance in U.S. District Court.

"What I did was very immature. That means I need to grow up. I totally ask for forgiveness... I made a mistake in using bad judgment and making bad decisions," he said.

We think a stronger word than immature might apply here. Lindsay Lohan is immature... and you don't see Firecrotch killing pit bulls, now do you. Getting drunk and sleeping around is one thing, but can a person really outgrow strapping a dog to a rape stand? Anyway.

The plea by the suspended Atlanta quarterback was accepted by U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson, who asked: "Are you entering the plea of guilty to a conspiracy charge because you are in fact guilty?"

Vick replied, "Yes, sir."

Hudson emphasized he is not bound by sentencing guidelines and can impose the maximum sentence of up to five years in prison for Michael Vick.

"You're taking your chances. You'll have to live with the decision I make," Hudson said.

In his plea filed in federal court Friday, Michael Vick admitted he helped kill pit bulls and supply money for gambling on the fights.

He said he did not personally place any bets or share in any winnings.

The NFL suspended him indefinitely without pay Friday after his plea was filed. Merely associating with gamblers can trigger a lifetime ban under league policy.

Vick concluded by saying, "I offer my deepest apologies to everyone. And I will redeem myself. I have to."

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We love Zac Efron, but the High School Musical star wasn't the only hottie at last night's awards gala. Wearing a design straight from her very own fashion line, Lauren Conrad arrived at the 2007 Teen Choice Awards last night in style. Check it out ...

California Gal

As usual, Lauren (seen with roomie and friend Audrina Patridge) looks every bit the beautiful part we've come to love on Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County and The Hills.

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Paris Hilton sucks.

Yeah, at this point, there's very little to say about the Hollywood harlot / ho-tel heiress that hasn't been repeated at length. But we just had to comment on this photo of Paris wearing an old school newsman / paperboy cap.

After all, if Paris Hilton were our paperboy, nothing would give us more pleasure than watching our staff Rottweiler chase her down Hollywood Blvd. as she shrieks in abject terror.

But alas, Paris has never had a job. Neither has Heidi Montag, who has also been seen donning said headwear of late. We're used to The Hills temptress sporting ugly accessories, such as designer bags or Spencer Pratt, but she looks particularly bad in this pic.

You tell us: who's your favorite paperboy: Heidi Montag or Paris Hilton?

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The amazing Britney Spears had a brief exchange with a California Highway Patrol officer after she was pulled over Friday night on the freeway.

Britney Spears' New Body!

"Ma'am, we're the Fashion Police. Please remove the hat."

Authorities say Britney Spears was stopped for driving erratically. The pop star's excuse? She is pregnant and was rushing to the hospital. Just kidding! Brit actually said she was attempting to avoid the relentless pursuit of celebrity news reporters!

They must have bought it, or just felt sorry for her after hearing her god-awful new song, because officers called Britney "cooperative" and let the train wreck go.

The terrible trio - Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie and Lindsay Lohan - are no doubt jealous of her preferential treatment.

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Rambling rocker Pete Doherty baby-shambled his junkie ass back to rehab Thursday after a drama-filled week that involved a violent run-in with a poor celebrity news photographer and yet another drug-related bust.

The babyshambles frontman checked in to Cloud's House rehab center in England after allegedly chasing and assaulting photographer Cath Mead.

Cath Mead claims her hair was pulled and camera smashed in the attack. Man, life in the celebrity news business is getting more dangerous by the day.

Cloud's House has served such illustrious clients as Robbie Williams and Boy George.

Surprisingly, Lindsay Lohan has never visited there.

Doherty, who hasn't seen Kate Moss nude since they broke up, was arrested (again) on suspicion of drug possession. He was released on the condition that he live with a friend in Somerset.

This guy has the best lawyers on earth. How else can you remain free after all these run-ins with the man? Maybe Austin Nichols could place a call to that law firm?

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Looks like Nick Bollea no longer has a monopoly on random D-list celebs being involved in automobile incidents in late August. Sorry, Nick!

No, random actor Austin Nichols was arrested for a DUI early Friday morning in Jackson, Michigan. The 27-year-old John from Cincinnati star was driving Nicole Richie style - going the wrong way down a one-way street - when the police pulled him over at 2:40 a.m.

An officer took Austin Nichols into custody, where he registered a 0.10 percent blood-alcohol content, .02 above the legal limit in Michigan.

Nichols, a pal of Jake Gyllenhaal, was released from the Jackson County Jail at 8:40 a.m. He will appear in court at a later date, where he will face up to 93 days in jail.

Austin Nichols has been living at nearby Clark Lake for the summer. HBO recently announced that his show, John from Cincinnati, would not return for a second season.

We didn't know there was a first season, come to think of it. Maybe they can get him a guest spot on Entourage after he finishes serving his time?

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