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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."

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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.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwmC-6hzLpk[/youtube]

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Tonight, The Bachelor returns for its 10th season (record: 0-9) with "An Officer and a Gentleman." Will Lieutenant Doctor Andy Baldwin live up to all his hype?

We'll have to watch and see... and it's just part of a terrific night of medicore, yet addictive TV. Of course, the new season of The Bachelor starts at an odd time (9:45) following an hour-and-45-minute Dancing with the Stars. We're also going to have to TiVo the season finale of The Hills, at 10 p.m. OMG!

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ABC's preview says "the bachelorettes pull out all the stops" to impress Andy Baldwin tonight, which in various cases includes baking him a cake with tequila, challenging him to a push-up contest, doing backflips in an evening gown (Heather Mills style, minus the peg leg), et cetera.

Of course, the #1 reason to watch tonight is that these girls know that 10 of them are not even going to make it through this episode, and that level of pathetic desperation (combined with booze) makes for incredible drama.

Is Andy looking for a party girl? We doubt it. He grew up in a conservative family, and there's little doubt he's traditional and looking for a life partner, not a wild Dita Von Teese type. In other words, he's a gentleman. And an officer. Follow?

"I don't need to go on national TV to make out," says Andy. "I'm looking for a wife."

Well, that settles that. He means business, this officer. In other words, unlike Lorenzo Borghese, this guy isn't here to screw around. Pun.... intended!

Word has it that Baldwin does find true love, and proposes to one of the lucky ladies on the season finale. But there's a long way to go before we find out who. And before the show even gets started tonight, we've got a full 105 minutes of Dancing With the Stars action.

Look for Joey Fatone and Laila Ali to continue their dominance as the show returns tonight. More importantly, will Shandi Finnessey show off more than just her amazing bod and improve upon last week's mediocre performance? And will America come to its senses and vote off (the Sanjaya Malakar-esque) Mills?

On tonight's finale of Season 2 of The Hills, which stars the lovely Lauren Conrad, it's her BFFs that are at personal crossroads and laying it all on the line. How will they handle their respective career and relationship drama!?

Tonight's the night we find out if Whitney Port gets the Teen Vogue job she covets so. We also get to see if Heidi Montag really does lose her spine and go back to that complete ass bag Spencer Pratt.

Break out the Milwaukee's best and the pork rinds (Britney Spears would be proud) - tonight is a night of TV that is not to be missed.

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These aren't the cutest Britney Spears photos of all time, and we're a bit sad that our girl didn't pick a better jersey to wear than that of Kobe Bryant.

But nevertheless, it's good to see Britney Spears out and about and having a good time that doesn't involve going bald or a good crotch shot... though it's unclear if she's wearing any pants in these pics. See below. 

Ridin' Dirty

The mother of Sean Preston and Jayden James Federline attended the Lakers game April 1. Luckily, this time she wasn't booed (she and lil' sis Jamie Lynn Spears were jeered during their last visit to Staples Center when Britney was broadcast on the scoreboard).

No matter what Avril Lavigne says, we're still 100 percent on Team Britney. Way to get on with your life and not let the haters get you down, babe.

We know you're not allowed to date for awhile after you get out of rehab, Brit, but can you get us the phone number of that girl behind you in the yellow Kobe jersey? Damn! She's almost as cute as Rachel Bilson.

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Marilyn Manson's estranged wife, Dita Von Teese, appears nude in the pages of Penthouse this month. Apparently she really needs the money... and is not shy about getting naked.

You could say this Teese is anything but. A tease. Too much? Sorry.

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In any case, the Penthouse spread (and there is a lot of spreading going on, believe us), should offer a glimpse into what Marilyn Manson is missing...

Not that he cares. Since splitting from Dita, he's taken up with Evan Rachel Wood, a barely-legal cutie and the last person we'd ever think would end up with Manson.

Mandy Moore would be a close second. Her or Rose McGowan. Oh wait, never mind.

Unlike Kevin Federline and Britney Spears, who have worked out an amicable divorce settlement, the dissolution of the Manson-Von Teese nuptials is already getting ugly.

Specifically, the goth shock rocker won't give her a dime. That's for damn sure. What's less certain is whether he picks up this month's Penthouse. Odds are he does.

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Avril Lavigne was cruelly mistreated as a kid.

For being forced by her mom to go see a Britney Spears concert.

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The punky Canadian pop star, who may or may not have had plastic surgery, tells Jane magazine that she had to swallow (heh, heh) a whole live concert's worth of the older, more successful and more troubled pop tart - who's only three years Lavigne's senior.

"My mom made me go to a Britney Spears concert when I was young. I was like, ‘No I don't want to.' She was like, ‘If you're going to be a performer, you need to see other people." 

An interesting theory. One wonders if Bobby Brown's parents - in an attempt to introduce him to other abusive derelicts of society - forced him to go watch Ike Turner perform in concert or O.J. Simpson play football.

Lavigne further disses Britney Spears, saying that no one would've objected to her spitting at a paparazzo's camera, as was well documented last year, if Spears hadn't been, like, wearing no pants that week.

Sure thing, Avril. You and Deryck Whibley can diss Britney and try to justify your own despicable actions all you want, but that won't change the indisputable fact that you're cut-rate, hack, wannabe rockers.

You're one step above Sanjaya Malakar, peeps - and he's gaining fast. And it's like that. What.

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Hip-hop artist and producers Timbaland left little doubt who inspired his combative song, "Give It to Me," at club Marquee the other night, when he announced to the shocked crowd, "Scott Storch is a bitch!"

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Eloquent, Timbaland. Eloquent.

Scott Storch, the producer who has worked with Beyoncé, 50 Cent and Jessica Simpson, among other hacks, used to be pals with Timbaland.

But they had a falling-out. Timbaland's "Give It to Me," featuring Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado, contains lyrics thought to refer to Storch:

"I get a half a mil for my beats/You get a couple grand. Never gonna see the day that I ain't got the upper hand. I'm respected from Californ-i-a way down to Japan. I'm a real producer and you just a piano man."

Scott, you just got Storched, my friend. All we know is that someone has to get The Game involved in this somehow, in order for it to be a real hip-hop feud.

Reps for Timbaland have claimed the song is not about anyone particular in the industry, but he made liars out of them when he jumped on Marquee's turntables last week.

Celebrating after his show with Justin Timberlake at the Meadowlands, Timbaland was given a microphone and started improvising, clubgoers told the New York Post. Rapping along to his lyrics, Timbaland yelled, "Scott Storch, I'm a real producer and you just a piano man."

The crowd was "shocked," said Post spies. "But when he called Storch 'a bitch,' that pretty much cleared up any confusion over who that song is about."

Storch released his own single via YouTube in March, "Built Like That," in which he lashed out against his one-time ally for stealing the producing credits on Timberlake's "Cry Me a River," a scathing track (about Britney Spears) on which Storch worked but was not credited.

In his rebuttal, Storch raps about Timbaland's pal Nate "Danja" Hills:

"Your boy Danja got to hate you with a passion, man/He makes the hits while you taking all the credit, damn! I know the feeling, I'm with ya/Won't you tell them how I made that [bleep] 'Cry Me a River.'"

Why don't you cry us a river, Scott Storch. Punk ass.

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Rosario Dawson, who split from beau Jason Lewis last year, says she's enjoying the single life. In fact, she thinks it's really good.

"It's really good," she told People.

Will Smith and Rosario Dawson

Note that Britney Spears also said this before experiencing a nervous breakdown, shaving her head and landing in rehab three times.

At an autograph signing for her upcoming movie, Grindhouse (which features a bit part by Fergie, among others) in New York City, Saturday, the actress opened up about her personal life.

"I'm really kind of crazy and so busy and everything so it's nice to just be spending time with my friends and family and also not having to worry about, you know, calling in and doing the check-in," she said. "I'm not really good at that."

Dawson and Jason Lewis started dating in 2004, and made their first red-carpet appearance together in January 2005 at a party in Los Angeles.

Also at the Grindhouse event, held at comic-book mecca Jim Hanley's Universe, were Dawson's costars Rose McGowan and Freddie Rodriguez, as well as the film's co-directors Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez.

Dawson, who stopped by Comic-Con in San Diego last year to promote her own comic-book series, The Occult Crimes Taskforce, said she felt gratified getting to meet fans face-to-face.

"You get to really hear what they have to say - I think that's so important," she said.

"I don't really have a connection a lot of times to that fan base. That's why the Internet's been really amazing in allowing fans more access, but still, you don't get that one-on-one."

Many Internet readers probably wish they could get a little one-on-one going with Antonella Barba. But alas, those nude pics are just so impersonal.

Also on the actress's busy schedule is working with the Girls Club, which is breaking ground on a new building next year.

"It's going to be the first Girls Club in all of Manhattan," said the New York City native. "It's a really, really big deal. It's very exciting."

What kind of club is this? Is Christina Aguilera in it? If not, does anyone care? Whatever. We're happy for Dawson and her new single life.

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Justin Timberlake vowed to "break the slime barrier" at Saturday's 20th Annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards - and the show's host sure did deliver the green goo.

Timberlake, who won the award for favorite male singer, was slimed both at the beginning and end of the show.

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During the opening number, Justin Timberlake, dressed in a tuxedo and an orange scarf, sang:

"You'll never get a drop of slime on old J.T." â€" but was soon covered with it.

Other stars who got drenched with the green stuff included Mandy Moore, Tobey Maguire, Steve Carell, Vince Vaughn, Chris Tucker, and Jackie Chan.

Even Nicole Kidman got slightly slimed when she accepted the award for the animated movie Happy Feet. The actress, who voiced a character in the film, was there on behalf of the film's director, George Miller.

The show, which featured performances by Gwen Stefani and Maroon 5, also included a daredevil bungee jump by stuntman Ron Jones, who plunged into a giant vat of green slime from a height of 225 feet.

Early in raucous show, Charlotte's Web star Dakota Fanning won for favorite female movie star and the Black Eyed Peas won for favorite musical group.

"I consider all of you my friends!" said Fanning, who was presented with the award by Blades of Glory stars Will Ferrell and Jon Heder.

Other awards went to Ben Stiller, who took home the Wannabe Award, Adam Sandler for favorite male film actor and American Idol for favorite the TV show. Idol judges Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul were on hand to accept the award.

In one of the show's gross-out moments, Heroes actress Hayden Panettiere announced Drake Bell of Josh and Drake as the winner of Nickelodeon's favorite TV actor by picking out the "world's largest booger" from a giant nose.

As for burping champion, Timberlake lost the the title after he was challenged by the entire 12,000-person crowd to a burp-off. Together, everyone at the Pauley Pavilion - with the help of some special effects â€" defeated the singer with a massive ensemble burp.

"Tonight I went head-to-head with every kid in the audience and I don't know if I stood a chance," said Britney Spears' ex-beau after the show. "They came in strong and I gave it a go but it just wasn't good enough."

At the end of the evening, Timberlake, with the help of Vince Vaughn, used a "detonator" to release a giant surge of slime that came up through the floor, spraying the actors and much of the audience and.

Awards are determined by kids who vote to pick the winners. Approximately 40 million votes were cast this year, according to Nickelodeon.

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Once again, the incomparable Stephen Colbert has taken the time out of his hit Comedy Central show, The Colbert Report, to tackle more important issues. It's been a hell of a week. Who (and what) makes the latest edition of the "On Notice" board? Let's see...

It's impossible to argue with his selections. Divorce settlements are bad news all around (talking to you, Britney). And what's with everybody's fiancee getting knocked up before walking down the aisle? It's not just for Keri Russell and Amanda Peet anymore. Everybody's doing it this way. Was there some memo we didn't get?

As for the rest of the list...

  • It's the hair. What else could possibly keep Sanjaya Malakar on American Idol? Watching the guy is raw pain. Yet he stays. Every week. As our ears bleed. Literally.
  • We get it. Heather Mills has a prosthetic leg, yet is on a reality show about dancing! Amazing! Enough. Shouldn't science get the credit for making this possible, not the gold-digging former call girl?
  • Mortgage lenders are paying the price for issuing many thousands of home loans to borrowers with bad credit. If your credit is so poor that you can't qualify for low mortgage rates, should you really be buying a house at all? Think about it.
  • François-Henri Pinault, if you don't treat Salma Hayek right, we will end you.
  • What is it with Laguna Beach graduates and getting arrested? First Jason Wahler (x3), now Jessica Smith. This town should hire one of its less troubled alums, Lauren Conrad, to conduct an anti-DUI seminar.
  • Everyone's trying the pink hair thing. Scarlett Johansson. Kelis. Rachel McAdams. Joss Stone. In a word, it looks really friggin' lame. Get a life! Pink (the singer, not the color) is rolling in her grave.
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