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Trying to quell the recent rash of hot, strange dating rumors surrounding him, Lance Armstrong is now denying that he and Ashley Olsen are an item.

"Ashley Olsen and I are strictly friends," he told the New York Post. "We have hung out amongst other friends, and she strikes me as a nice, smart lady."

Olsen Twins Look On

The actions of Lance and Ashley paint a different picture, however.

As we reported last week, the odd pair â€" 36 and 21, respectively â€" both booked rooms at the luxe NYC hotel SoHo House and dined a deux at NYC's Waverly Hill after taking in the Broadway play Young Frankenstein October 29.

Meanwhile, Lance Armstrong's ex, Sheryl Crow is trying to debunk Life & Style's claim that she was disgusted by the May-December romance.

The tabloid said that when asked about the Ashley Olsen-Lance Armstrong fling, "Sheryl rolled her eyes and said, 'That's pathetic. Ashley's a kid.'"

But Sheryl Crow, 45, blogged: "Lance and I are friends. I have a lot of respect for him and what he does in the world of cancer. What he does in his personal life ... it is none of my business. Nor would I ever comment on it."

Does this mean Ashley Olsen and Lance really aren't hittin' it? Sad. Here's hoping Mary-Kate Olsen and Stavros Niarchos are still hot and heavy.

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If this sullen, devoted Britney Spears fan thought she had Craziest Protester of the Day honors locked up, well, she'd better think again. And go on a diet.

This guy is giving her a run for her money. Holding up a sign in support of Spears is one thing - but ... O.J. Simpson? Set up? What is this, 1994? Wrong trial, man! What possesses a person to believe - let alone make a sign expressing that!?

Then there's the hundreds of people marching around Hollywood demanding better online royalty rates and whatnot. The Writers Guild of America is on strike, and the future of most non-reality shows is very much in doubt as a result.

Hopefully, Tina Fey and her clever cohorts get their money soon so they can get back to work writing the shows we know and love. As for the O.J. Simpson fan here, well, he'd better not hold his breath waiting for an acquittal.

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It looks as though Hayden Panettiere's heroic dolphin-saving mission last month wasn't without consequences for the talented actress.

"I just learned that they have an arrest warrant out for me in Japan," the Heroes star told E! News Wednesday. "We just found this out."

Hayden Panettiere Cleavage

Hayden Panettiere, 18, was part of a convoy of activists from both the U.S. and Australia who, on October 30, paddled out on surfboards to protest the annual slaughter of dolphins and whales by Japanese fisherman.

Her group attempted to swim to and reach a pod of dolphins before it was driven into a nearby cove and massacred, but they were blocked by a fishing boat and attacked themselves before they could reach the marine mammals.

"It was really frightening," a tearful and clearly upset Hayden Panettiere said at the time. "But in the end, all we really worried about was the dolphins."

After returning to shore, the group headed directly to Osaka and left the country to avoid being arrested for trespassing by the Japanese police.

Now it looks like the scare's not quite over for the actress. When asked what the arrest warrant could mean, Hayden replied, "Potentially jail, but I doubt it."

The Heroes cutie is thrilled that the incident garnered international attention, however, as it could result in educating others about dolphins' plight.

"In this town, you tend to be able to get publicity only when you're not wearing underwear or you're in rehab," Panettiere said. "I'm very excited that people were interested in what we did and I'd to it again."

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Actress Katie Cassidy, the daughter of musician David Cassidy, was snared by police a few weeks ago for alleged underage boozing. Ho hum, right?

Well, the crazy part of the story is that Katie Cassidy tried to get out of her arrest by pretending to be someone else - actress Taylor Quinn Cole!

Katie Cassidy, star of CW's Supernatural and longtime pal of Lauren Conrad and girlfriend of Jesse McCartney, was arrested in Tucson, Ariz., when she was riding in a car that was pulled over for several moving violations.

According to the police report, cops noticed that Katie Cassidy reeked of alcohol and that her face was "expressionless," they asked for I.D.

Cassidy allegedly told officers her name was Taylor Quinn Cole (who has guest starred on Supernatural - and is not the Taylor Cole who starred on Laguna Beach, mind you) and that she was from Vancouver (Katie is from L.A.).

Lastly, and most humorously, Katie Cassidy told the police that she was 21, and that her birthday was April 29, 1984 - which would make her, you know, 23.

After cops pointed out her l'il math mistake, Katie admitted lying about her identity, explaining that she was "a Hollywood actress" and was "scared."

The arresting officer then called her mom, who asked "what could be done" to help Katie's cause. We suggest getting O.J. Simpson involved somethow.

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She may or may not be back together with her ex-boyfriend, NHL star Sean Avery, but Lake Bell is definitely uniting with other celebrities for a good cause.

Below, Lake Bell and Alicia Silverstone attend the premiere of BeKind Founder Frances Hayward'Â's anti-dog fighting PSA, starring Russell Simmons, in L.A.

Lake Bell and Alicia Silverstone: Pro-animals and moderately hot.

Somewhere, Michael Vick is shaking his head. It's always nice to see stars (and Lake Bell, for that matter) come out in support of good causes, and putting an end to dogfighting certainly qualifies as such. Thanks, ladies.

Interestingly, their C-list actress status and unification against the evils of dogfighting isn't all that Lake Bell and Alicia Silverstone have in common.

We saw Alicia Silverstone naked (the culmination of our fantasies from 1996) as part of a PETA campaign to help animals. Now, here's a pic of Lake Bell nude!

Lake Bell Nude

Lake Bell naked... in what appears to be a lake. Very symbolic.

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Really, what's a day in the celebrity news business without reporting on a driving debacle involving "singer" and (mother of the year candidate) Britney Spears?

This time, the 25-year-old train wreck allegedly ran over a celebrity photo agency member's foot while leaving the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.

The accident occurred around 9:30 p.m. when Spears and pal Sam Lutfi pulled up to the valet and photographers began surrounding her white Mercedes.

Britney Spears then pulled into the back entrance of the property as Sam Lutfi sat in the passenger seat. She was still there as of 10:20 p.m., reports indicate.

Another emergency hearing in her battle with ex Kevin Federline over custody of Sean Preston and Jayden James is scheduled for Friday.

Federline's attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan â€" who has insisted that Britney Spears not be allowed to drive when with her kids â€" requested the hearing after a new video and pics surfaced of the nutcase running a red light with her two sons in the back and the court monitor praying for her life in the passenger seat November 8.

At least there's still one member of Team Britney.

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Since cozying up and practically pawing each other at an Emmy Awards party back in September, Heroes stars Milo Ventimiglia and Hayden Panettiere, a.k.a. Halo, have been the subject of rumors regarding the nature of their relationship.

Two months later, the duo is still close, and was seen hanging out together again at Wednesday's Race in the Fight Against Epilepsy fundraiser, in Calabasas, Calif. But are these two the Heroes of each other's love lives?

A Sexy Hayden Pic

When asked about the reports of romance, Milo Ventimiglia, 30, laughed and then paused. After a few seconds, he answered, "Hayden and I are very close friends. It's only natural that people are going to couple us together."

Halo in action earlier this fall. They make a cute couple!

Milo Ventimiglia and Hayden Panettiere, 18, hung together outside the bash while awaiting their fellow Heroes costars. And while they spoke closely in a shadowy corner, they remained strictly hands-off. But for how long!?!?!

Once inside, the two were quickly ushered into a private VIP room. They are so getting it on, who are they kidding!? Enough with the secrecy, peeps! So what if Hayden rolls over and sees Milo Ventimiglia shirtless every morning?

Masi Oka and James Kyson Lee, who play Hiro and Ando on the NBC series, have both chimed in on the prospective pairing in recent weeks, saying rumors aren't true and that Milo and Hayden are just friends. Lies.

In any case, they were getting together for a very good cause. Hayden Panettiere and Milo Ventimiglia attended Wednesday's party to support a Heroes co-star, Greg Grunberg, whose son Jake suffers from epilepsy.

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More than a decade after his acquittal on murder charges, a judge ruled that O.J. Simpson will stand trial and again face the possibility of life imprisonment.

The former football star said he wasn't surprised when a justice ordered him to stand trail on charges ranging from kidnapping to armed robbery.

"If I have any disappointment it's that I wish a jury was here," Simpson told The Associated Press. "As always, I rely on the jury system."

Indeed, it's worked for him in the past, somehow.

Justice of the Peace Joe M. Bonaventure refused to dismiss any charges in a 12-count complaint against O.J. Simpson and co-defendants Clarence "C.J." Stewart and Charles "Charlie" Ehrlich, stemming from a suspected kidnapping and robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers on September 13.

O.J. Simpson and two co-defendants will be arraigned November 28.

Three of the men who accompanied O.J. Simpson on his little "sting operation," including two who said O.J. wanted to "bring some heat" to the meeting, took plea deals and testified for the prosecution in the preliminary hearing.

Defense attorneys characterized them as con artists out for a buck.

Bonaventure said there were a number of motive and credibility issues, but that they were "not so incredible or implausible" to keep the case from a jury trial.

A kidnapping conviction could result in a life sentence with possibility of parole. An armed robbery conviction would also require some time in prison.

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Radar Magazine says that one of Lance Armstrong's six-year-old twin daughters recently brought Ashley Olsen to "show and tell." Yes, the little girl showed off daddy's strange new girlfriend at her Texas elementary school.

A source said that apparently, "celebrities do this all time."

Ashley Olsen Elle Cover

In fact, when Lance Armstrong was dating fashion designer Tory Burch, her son brought him to show and tell at his Upper East Side Manhattan school.

Ashley Olsen: Show and tell material?

In related news, an intern at The Hollywood Gossip recently found a mangy meth addict strung out and huddled on the street, experiencing "the shakes." So he brought her to our annual "show and tell" day at work. Turns out it was Britney Spears!

Just kidding. But totally believable, no?

Regardless, it looks like Lance Armstrong and Ashley Olsen are really hitting it. At least we're more sure of that rumors of Mary-Kate Olsen dating Sean Avery and/or Stavros Niarchos. Not sure what the hell is going on with Mary-Kate.

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