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Just weeks after Joel Madden and Hilary Duff broke up last November, the Good Charlotte frontman began dating skinny socialite (and part time druggie) Nicole Richie.

Still reeling from the difficult breakup, the Material Girls actress, 19, had to watch as the romance blossomed on the celebrity gossip magazines (and websites).

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And there's also the fact that Hilary Duff had a stalker.

In the May issue of Cosmo Girl, Hilary Duff opens up about her struggles with her weight, her newfound self-confidence, and what it was like creating her new album, Dignity, while working through the heartbreak. 

She does not, however, address rumors that she's with Stavros Niarchos. Oh well. We'll figure that out in time. Here are some excerpts from the interview:

On her breakup with Joel Madden
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"(Joel Madden) was my boyfriend for two years and I loved him - he was a very important part of my life. All that stuff about the age difference between us being the reason we broke up is just not true; I never felt the age difference. Breaking up was just something that I felt needed to happen between us. People thought we were an unlikely couple, but we really weren't that different. After two months, I didn't even see his tattoos anymore, because that's not who he is. He used to say, 'I don't think there are too many people out there who really get you, but I do.' And he did. I could be stupid, silly, funny, or crazy, and he got it. He gave me a sense of confidence and independence I didn't have before. For a time it was awkward, but we e-mail all the time now and are at a really good place."

THG NOTE: Not quite the same place that Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler are all of a sudden back at. But friendship is a good thing too.

On getting slim:
"I have the same insecurities about my body that every girl has and I made a conscious choice to get in shape. I've always been a junk food eater, but I started paying more attention to what I put in my body and cut out foods like pizza, chicken fingers, and French fries. If I knew I'd want dessert one night, I wouldn't have bread that day. If I wanted to eat bread, I wouldn't have dessert. Seeing how well it worked motivated me to keep going, but I hit a period when I got too skinny. I wasn't too obsessed with it, but I did learn that there have to be days when you just don't think about it."

THG NOTE: For Britney Spears, that's every day. But who's counting.

On her new album, Dignity:

"It's interesting - half the record was written when I was with Joel, and the other half was written after we'd broken up. So together, the album is just really personal. So many of the songs are about things my family has gone through. I was scared to write about that stuff at first, but then I thought, Why try to make it seem like I have a perfect life when I don't?"

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Buck, as in wild. Not naked.

Although that presumably came later.

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After all, seeing Kate Moss nude is hardly a noteworthy event... even for us.

When she's partying with rocker-junkie beau Pete Doherty, it's only a matter of time.

And party PeteMoss did.

The room they were in apparently couldn't contain such massive amounts of fun, so Kate Moss and her charming non-husband decided they'd take their most recent revelry outside.

By hanging out of the window, that is. Extremely safe... and not at all what you'd expect from a coked-up train wreck.

The cuckoo crooner was chilling backstage at the Hackney Empire in London, when he decided to play a song on the guitar for a throng of chanting fans down below.

Yes, Pete Doherty actually has fans. We're as shocked as you guys.

PHOTO CREDIT: Bauer-Griffin

Kate, as you can see in the picture above, joined him on cigarette. Later, she may or may not have joined him in making a raunchy Kate Moss sex tape.

Or not. Crazy as PeteMoss may be, such videos are generally reserved for the likes of B-D List stars looking to bolster their "careers." See Olivia Mojica sex tape.

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Maybe he should have called his debut album Playing With Fire... Crotch!

Lindsay Lohan is denying numerous reports suggesting she and (yes, we're serious) Kevin Federline are a hot new item.

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It sounds like total B.S., but there was that rumor surfacing in January that K-Fed hit on Lohan via text message and was rebuffed. Maybe she let her guard down?

The story goes that Kevin Federline spent the night with Firecrotch at the Raffles L'Ermitage hotel in Beverly Hills after she phoned him and invited the rapper to join her for a drink.

Sources tell the National Enquirer:

"Kevin and Lindsay are dating, and Lindsay made the first move... Kevin first met Lindsay through [Britney Spears], and they have always been flirtatious with each other."

Wow, Lindsay Lohan was flirtatious with someone? If that's the best they've got to back this story up, she must also be dating James Blunt and dozens of other dudes right now.

The insiders claim Federline was invited to "talk business" with Firecrotch and he thought the meeting with Lindsay Lohan would be about a film project.

Of course, that would imply he had some sort of career. If this is true, he had to know the call was about gettin' horizontal with the incomparable Crotch of Fire.

Lohan reportedly suggested the pair speak in private after Federline turned up with his manager, and then retired to her suite with the newly-divorced father of Kori, Kaleb (with Shar Jackson), Sean Preston and Jayden James.

The publication, which carries zero credibility, claims the couple made love.

Lindsay Lohan, who also carries zero credibility, denies the story.

Who to believe? Not a clue. But we're pulling for the Enquirer... and the possibility that if K-Fed did tap that ass, he was savvy enough to record it and shop the video around.

This would put any Olivia Mojica or Lauren Conrad sex tape to shame.

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When we hear the words "Britney Spears" and "boots" in the same sentence, our first thought is of the drunk pop star puking on ex-boyfriend Isaac Cohen.

In this case, though, we're talking about the $170 Kenneth Cole boots (she's goin' cheap AND goin' cowgirl on us) that she's seemingly unable to part with.

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Seriously. As the photo gallery below indicates, Britney Spears is hell bent on wearing those ugly things no matter how bizarre they look with her assorted ridiculous outfits.

She's been spotted sporting those sad, saddle browns more than four times in one week. From left to right, at a Lakers game (where her cousin Alli gawked at Luke Walton), out shopping, out shopping again, and out for dinnerwith sister Jamie Lynn Spears. 

In the picture on the far right, we forgive you if you're looking at Britney's ample breasts (sporting a lovely stain) rather than her boots. We did a closeup on this somewhat titillating, semi-weird nipple slip shot if you're interested.

As relatively cheap (by celebrity fashion standards, anyway) as they might be, those boots could look cute if paired with something other than, say, a Lakers jersey. Just saying.

Instead of wondering if the insane one has lost her marbles, The Gossip is starting to wonder if we need to be asking, "Has she lost her stylist?"

Howie Day, get your supposed girlfriend into fashion rehab, ASAP. K?

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Guess Nicole Richie isn't the only one struggling with weight problems.

Gwen Stefani is awesome. Despite being a huge star with a great body, a beautiful celebrity baby and a hunky husband, she remains down to earth and universally pleasing.

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But that doesn't mean it's easy for her.

See the May Harper's Bazaar in which Gwen opens up about her relationship with her husband, losing the weight she put on while pregnant with Kingston James McGregor Rossdale, her own narcissistic ways, and her struggle with eating...

On looking good on the go:
"There's always paparazzi outside my house. If you had paparazzi outside your house, you'd make sure you looked good, too."

On Gavin Rossdale being a great father:
"I even wrote in a song, 'You seem like you'd be a good dad.' So, yeah, he's lived up to my expectations, more than. He has always been very loving and romantic."

On her fashion style:
"I've gotten a little more feminine over the last few years. Right into my late 20s, I never wore heels; I was always in my Doc Martens and baggy pants. But as the years go by, you get more comfortable with looking more like a woman."

THG NOTE: Gwen is also known for her... um, interesting hair.

On her ongoing battle with weight
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"Seriously, though, it's very boring and embarrassing and I hate talking about it, but it's true: I've always been on a diet, ever since I was in the sixth grade. It's an ongoing battle, and it's a nightmare. But I like clothes too much, and I always wanted to wear the outfits I would make. And I'm ... very vain."

THG NOTE
: Hey, we're cool with it if she is. And it certainly seems to be working for her, unlike fashion-faux-pas queens like Mischa Barton.

On where she'll be in 10 years:
"Some days, I think there's no way to get away with this any longer…I still feel like that sometimes, even though it's been 20 years. But then some days, I just feel really inspired and I really believe in everything. It's like the 15 minutes just keep getting longer."

On getting back into shape after giving birth
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"It's so much work afterward to get the baby weight off. I thought I was going to throw up (the first time she went jogging after giving birth). If you just do it, it comes off. And when you're nursing, like I am, your metabolism is like, whoosh!"

THG NOTE:
That's TMI, Gwen Stefani. TMI. Still, we're grateful for the candidness of your interviews. While we respect Justin Timberlake's "I don't talk about my personal life" mentality, openness is always appreciated.

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For a time, his name was inexorably linked to that gargoyle Rosie O'Donnell.

Thankfully, there's another (less annoying) woman in the life of Donald Trump.

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The former Melania Knauss, now Melania Trump, is loving life as the wife of the Donald and is having no trouble adjusting to being a mom.

Although their 1-year-old son, Barron (one of the cutest celebrity babies around) sure keeps her busy.

"He's a very smart boy with a lot of energy. Sometimes he's hard to control," Melania told People.

Even though he just celebrated his first birthday last month, little Barron Trump is "very smart and very serious," Melania said.

"He's walking and talking: He says Dadada and Mama. He's throwing a lot of stuff and he's just an amazing, amazing boy."

And the Slovenian model is basking in the joys of being a mom: "Motherhood is amazing - there's really nothing like it."

Britney Spears might agree, if she spent any time with her kids.

Still, Melania, who said shortly after Barron was born that giving birth was "very, very easy," admits that it can be challenging to make time for her marriage to Donald Trump, motherhood and herself.

"It's combining the whole thing together," she said. "It's another person that we have to take care of. It's exciting, but it's responsibility too."

How did she and The Donald celebrate Barron's March 20 birthday? Melania says they went to Mar-a-Lago, Trump's Palm Beach, Fla., resort where they wed in 2005, and gave their son special - and top secret - present.

"I don't want to talk about it, but it was a very special gift."

Our guess is that it's a picture of Vince McMahon bald.

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We've talked already about how Snoop Dogg has it out for Fox News' Bill O'Reilly. The political pundit had better grow eyes in the back of his head... or at least know that he can "suck it," as far as the Doggfather is concerned.

Well, that was just the beginning of Snoop Dogg's entry into the political arena this week. He's back in the news yet again - and surprisingly, not because he got arrested or given a suspended sentence on felony charges.

Snoop lashed out to the media, jumping into the fray and dismissing recently-made comparisons between sexist hip hop lyrics and the recent sexist, racially-charged remarks made by Don Imus that got the jackass radio host axed:

"It's a completely different scenario," Dogg said. "Rappers are not talking about no collegiate basketball girls who have made it to the next level in education and sports. We're talking about hos that's in the 'hood that ain't doing shit, that's trying to get a n!gga for his money." 

One can only assume he means Heather Mills. Either way, this Dogg isn't done. His the rant against Don Imus, who obnoxiously referred to the Rutgers women's basketball team as "nappy-headed hos" continues...

"These are two separate things. First of all, we ain't no old-ass white men that sit up on MSNBC going hard on black girls. We are rappers that have these songs coming from our minds and our souls that are relevant to what we feel. I will not let them moth%&f*%kers say we are in the same league as [Don Imus]. Kick him off the air forever."

The absurd thing here is that Snoop Dogg, for all his personal problems, criminal rap sheet and lack of eloquence, doesn't make awful points. Good riddance, Don.

This celebrity feud may not prove as long-lasting as the rift between Scott Storch and Timbland, nor does it involve possible sex tape rumors (such as the newfound Lauren Conrad-Heidi Montag spat). But it sure is entertaining.

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There's nothing like a good celebrity feud.

Mary Carey and Mariah Carey. Don Imus and Al Sharpton. Jenna Jameson and Jay Grdina. Paris Hilton and Shanna Moakler. Heidi Montag and Lauren Conrad.

Strutting Stuff

The list goes on and on and on and on and on. Right now, though, we're focusing on the latest random celeb spat - one involving chart-topping singers Nelly Furtado and Fergie.

On "Impacto," Fergie's latest collaboration with Daddy Yankee, the self-proclaimed Duchess fillets the "Promiscuous" singer, saying, "I ain't promiscuous, the realest chick up in this," and threatens with an old fashioned "I'ma pull your wig back!"

Oh, snap!

This isn't the shot at the Canuck crooner taken by Josh Duhamel's woman since Nelly Furtado returned to prominence with the release of her hot new album, Loose (heh heh) and possibly the banging of NBA M-V-P Steve Nash.

Working with producer Timbaland (currently in a high-profile feud of his own with Scott Storch) on "Promiscuous" helped catapult Nelly Furtado back into the public eye - but not without her share of detractors, apparently.

In "Fergalicious," she also says that she's not promiscuous. Obviously, she doesn't feel that Nelly Furtado is getting the message. Or she just came across the only word she could think of that rhymes with "Fergalicious."

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A representative for Leonardo DiCaprio is denying reports that the handsome actor has impregnated his hot, exotic girlfriend - Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Bar Refaeli.

A British tabloid newspaper, The Mirror, reported on Thursday that the couple, having been together for over 15 months now, will be officially expecting their first child in the fall.

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However, a representative for Leonardo DiCaprio insists that the story is "totally b.s." and "100 percent made up bollocks."

That means it's got about as much weight behind it as Nicole Richie puts on the scale in the morning.

Wow, that was the worst joke of the day by far.

The newspaper quotes friends of Bar Refaeli saying that the Israeli model and 32-year-old Blood Diamond actor, who has also been romantically linked to Sienna Miller in recent weeks, are "delighted" by the news.

According to the Mirror, pregnancy speculation began back in March when Rafaeli, 21, wore a loose-fitting top to a bash at Jet Nightclub at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, where she drank mineral water all night.

Ooh. She wasn't fall-down drunk, and therefore she must be knocked up, right? They said the same thing a few months back about Britney Spears. Though at the time, her not drinking really was an event.

In any case, while Bar may not be carrying a child, there's little doubt why Leo might want to put a bun in that oven one day. Check out this Bar Refaeli photo...

Oh yeah. That was a good pic. Interestingly, DiCaprio's ex, Gisele Bundchen, is also a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model who recently denied tabloid reports that she is pregnant!

Tom Brady did not do the honors in that case.

In other recurring news about stuff that isn't true, Ryan Seacrest wants everyone to know that he's not gay. Not that there's anything wrong with it...

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When the 10th season of ABC's hit reality series The Bachelor kicked off last week, America got to know one of the most well-rounded contestants to date.

Both an officer and a gentleman, 30-year-old Andy Baldwin is a navy diver, a doctor, a tri-athlete, a philanthropist and a family man.

Bachelor Girls in Sports Illustrated

Yes. The Bachelor seems to be a genuinely good guy this time around. It's a bit nauseating for us to admit, but Us Weekly caught up with him for an expanded interview recently, and we have it here for you...

Us: How did you become the next bachelor?

Andy Baldwin: I didn't try out - it really came to me.

One of my friends saw an ad and said I'd be great for the show. I was sitting in my office one day last fall and the phone rang. [Producers] called and said "We want you to be on the next season of The Bachelor on ABC."

I was like "What?" I was recently single and didn't think it was going to be possible, given my military background. I was skeptical of the type of women they've had on in the past and the type of bachelors. After a few emails and calls, I finally mustered up the courage to float the idea past my Commanding Officer, who was totally supportive.

Us: What is it you have that perhaps the bachelors before you didn't?

Andy Baldwin: I'm not an Italian prince (like Lorenzo Borghese). I'm not an heir to a large tire company, I don't want to be an actor and I'm not a quarterback. I'm just a guy that grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania with a great family. I'm a Navy diver and doctor serving my country out in Pearl Harbor - a wonderful career I'm committed to. I just haven't met the woman who is right for me yet.

Us: Is the abundance of Southern women vying for your affections on the show perhaps a hint at how things could turn out this season?

Andy Baldwin: [laughs] I don't know. Wait and see.

Us: On the season premiere, you celebrated your 30th birthday (as recapped by the Sports Gal). Some of the women baked you a cake but swapped out eggs for tequila. How was that?

Andy Baldwin: [laughs] It was delicious! When one of the women expressed she had the same birthday - what are the odds? - I told her it was my birthday too. I had no idea the girls had baked a cake on the spot.

Us: Can you tell us about a particular date you enjoyed during your time on the show?

Andy Baldwin: The date I enjoyed tremendously was the charity date we did - helping a local elementary school redo their grounds. It involved interacting with the kids and helping out the community, something that's very important to me. To see the women in that environment was truly special.

THG NOTE: We get a similar feeling seeing Hayden Panettiere in other environments.

Us: Do you plan to have children yourself one day?

Andy Baldwin: Definitely. I can't wait!

Us: Have your Naval buddies at the base been supportive?

Andy Baldwin: They're super-excited. They cannot wait to meet her and they're very happy for their doctor. A lot of these navy divers are still single and they said they'd be available for personal bereavement counseling for the women who didn't get votes.

Us: Lastly, while it will be a while until we learn which lady you've chosen on The Bachelor, are you finding it hard to keep your relationship a secret?

Andy Baldwin: So hard. We finished March 14 after seven weeks. It was very intense emotionally and physically but I'm in a very happy place right now.

THG NOTE: Hopefully a different kind of happy place than Sean Stewart goes when ogling his stepmother. Sorry. That was wrong.