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I am a senior staff writer at THG and a big fan of Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Robert Pattinson. I believe Kim Kardashian is bad for society, but great for attention, and that The Real Housewives should all be banned from existence.

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You're welcome, Taylor Swift.

In the light of the mammoth, global success this artist has enjoyed over the last year, culminating in over one million copies of her new album being sold already, that's the message Kanye West has for the 19-year old.

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If not for this moment, would Taylor Swift even have a career?!? Kanye West isn't certain.

On the radio radio show "Mojo in the Morning" yesterday, the rapper continued to bring up his 2009 MTV Music Awards incident and made it clear that his rude behavior at that event "spawned" Taylor's popularity. In his view, at least.

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If Kristen Stewart is shy in public areas, how might she react while giving an Oscar acceptable speech?

We're making quite the leap, of course, but the Twilight Saga star is receiving critical praise for her role in Welcome to the Rileys, a drama that comes out in October and co-stars James Gandolfini and Melissa Leo.

In the film, Gandolfini's character is mourning the loss of his daughter and treats Stewart as a surrogate for his late child, as the latter portrays a runaway stripper. It's quite the departure from Bella Swan.

We don't see a great deal of Stewart in the trailer below, but you can get an early look at her role and at the movie now:

As for Kristen's handsome boyfriend, Robert Pattinson is busy filming Water for Elephants these days. Both these stars should have bright careers long past the day the cameras stop rolling on Breaking Dawn.

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In one of the strangest celebrity gossip stories of the year, actor Jeremy London claimed last month that he was kidnapped at gunpoint and forced to do drugs.

The tale seemed hard to believe, literally, as London's own family expressed public doubts over its validity and said the former Party of Five star needs help for a substance abuse problem.

While London insists the incident took place, he admits in a new interview that he struggles to remain sober. Asked if he's been clean over the last couple months:

"I have had a few drinks here and there. I haven't been perfect. I've been horribly depressed... I've slipped and I've taken a couple painkillers a couple times."

Continued the actor:

"Being an addict sucks, it's a disease and it's a day-to-day struggle no matter what. But I'm doing great. I'm sober. This [kidnapping] is absolutely something that could cause someone to fall off the wagon...and I've been able to stay sober through it. So that's a big test to me. I've proven that I can do it."

And he has the best possible reason for doing so: a son.

"He's the light of my life, I wouldn't have made it through this without my son. I'm going to do whatever it takes to stay sober." 

WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW BELOW.

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Even if Leicester Bryce Stovell is the father of LeBron James, it's unclear why this random dude would be entitled to any money.

Conversely, it's crystal clear why so many sports fans are trashing James today: the egotistical superstar didn't simply abandon his hometown of Cleveland for the Miami Heat - he did so in a ridiculously staged primetime special in front of a national audience.

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We'd go off on LeBron more, but Cavs' owner Dan Gilbert says it all in an email he posted on the team's official site last night. Aside from telling a reporter that James "quit" in the playoffs, Gilbert wrote to fans:

This was announced with a several day, narcissistic, self-promotional build-up culminating with a national TV special of his "decision" unlike anything ever "witnessed" in the history of sports and probably the history of entertainment.

You simply don't deserve this kind of cowardly betrayal.

This shocking act of disloyalty from our home grown "chosen one" sends the exact opposite lesson of what we would want our children to learn. And "who" we would want them to grow-up to become.

But the good news is that this heartless and callous action can only serve as the antidote to the so-called "curse" on Cleveland, Ohio... I PROMISE you that our energy, focus, capital, knowledge and experience will be directed at one thing and one thing only: DELIVERING YOU the championship.

LeBron going to Miami is...

 

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Did I do that?

It was the catchphrase that made Jaleel White famous, uttered by the iconic character of Urkel on almost every episode of Family Matters.

But now the actor is in a legal battle that has him essentially stating the exact opposite: I so did NOT do that!

White is under investigation for battery, according to TMZ, as Bridget Hardy claims her baby daddy punched her in a breast implant while driving on the highway two weeks ago. She also alleges that White slapped her, and pushed her into a toilet once the pair got home.

Hardy filed this report on Tuesday and an investigation is underway.

Says a rep for the actor: "There was absolutely no battery... no abuse ... and the incident never happened. This is just a ploy in an ongoing custody battle over their young daughter to tarnish his name."

Between this allegation and the dirty Dustin Diamond sex tape, it hasn't been a pleasant couple years for some of our favorite TV dorks.

** UPDATE: The D.A. has chosen NOT to pursue charges against the actor.

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For our entertainment, Warwick Saint has released a number new/old Adam Lambert pictures.

The photographer - who snapped the controversial, glamorous cover photo used by this artist for his debut album - considered multiple images for this featured shot.

Eventually, he and Adam settled on this pic, which Lambert admitted was purposely over-the-top and campy. We love it. But it's interesting to browse through the alternatives.

Do so now and sound off: Did Adam make the right choice?

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Fans that worry about the return of Bret Michaels to the stage - so soon after his hospitalization for a brain hemmorage in April - can rest easy.

That's the message this singer had in an interview with Entertainment Tonight last night. He said:

"I took every precaution. I wouldn't do it if I thought I was going to die. I fought too hard to live. I want to show people I'm healthy. I feel great. I'm thankful for all the well wishes and everything that came my way, but let's get back to having a great time.

"Let's get back to rockin' again."

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During the discussion with Samantha Harris, Bret touched on a couple other topics, including the flak he got for a duet with Miley Cyrus. Excerpts are below:

On leaving the hospital: "After you spend literally what was almost a month and half in three different ICU units, I was done. I was like, ‘I need to get out of here.' It becomes extremely depressing, and what gets me up and going out there is making music and being around my family and friends. That’s an awesome feeling.”

On the Cyrus controversy: "[Miley] came in and sang a really, really awesome harmony to it. And it caused amazing controversy out of nothing. There was all this, you know, ‘How can they be singing a duet together?’ And I said, ‘It’s not a duet. She’s singing harmonies.’"

On getting back to business: “I have a job I love. “Let me tell you, if I had a job that I hated or it sucked, I would’ve milked that brain hemorrhage for another three years. I would’ve gone until the insurance ran out and said, ‘Man I can’t get up.’

“But I’m like, this is what I love to do and I figure if I can do it why not go out there and enjoy myself? And if it mentally helps me to heal, and physically helps me to heal, that’s a good day.”

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Tammy Lynn Michaels says she was "blindsided" by her break-up with Melissa Etheridge.

But she's gathered herself together enough to fight back and file for full custody of the pair's twin children, Johnnie and Miller.

While Etheridge asked for joint legal and physical custody when she initially filed for dissolution of their domestic partnership, Tammy has taken the battle a step farther: she wants full custody, reports TMZ.

Michaels carried the twins to term, following a donation by an anonymous sperm donor.

Tammy has also asked the court for spousal support.

Both sides of the former couple cited "irreconcilable differences" as the basis for their split. They became domestic partners in August 2005 and things will likely get uglier before they get better.

Tammy's lawyer says his client has $4 to her name and: "Melissa has not been treating Tammy or the children as if they are a wife and children, financially and otherwise."

There is a major hiccup, however: Etheridge and Michaels were never technically married. Therefore, the former is not on the legal hook for a single penny once the partnership is dissolved.

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Granted, Bethenny Frankel got married months ago. She's even had a daughter and given an in-depth magazine interview about motherhood since then.

But Bravo took us back in time last night on Bethenny Getting Married and showed us this reality star's wedding to Jason Hoppy. As always, our THG correspondent is here to review the episode in detail...

The wedding day is here!  Down at The Four Seasons, wedding planner Shawn is going full-tilt boogie trying to get everything ready.  You know he’s serious because he’s wearing a headset and fast walking. 

He has that look of extreme fear on his face that has become very familiar to us as we’ve watched him throw this high-end shotgun wedding together whilst being hounded by the pickiest bride on the planet.  We know this look most likely won’t go away until he closes the limo door after the wedding and watches Bethenny and Jason drive off into the sunset.

Meanwhile, back at home, Bethenny is getting ready for her wedding and simultaneously editing her new book.  She accomplishes the book, to her great relief and then Teri, the Maid of Honor, comes over wearing another really bad shirt.  Carol, Jason’s mom, also pops by.  She gives Bethenny a very sweet gift of a locket with mini pictures of Bethenny and Jason. 

Bethenny promptly pins this locket to her underwear.

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Bethenny’s hair and makeup pros arrive to gussy her up.  A photography team from Oprah’s magazine is there to document this part of the process.  You’ve got to wonder what Jason’s mom is thinking about all this celebrity hoo-ha.  If she’s overwhelmed, you’d never know it - she acts very cool. 

Outside the Four Seasons are paparazzi and a security team.  Once inside, Bethenny is thrilled with how everything looks.  “It’s gorgeous.  I’m so excited.  It’s perfect,” Bethenny sighs.  Shawn looks like he expected Bethenny to beat him over the head with a silver serving tray and you know the poor guy must almost be pissing himself with relief that she is not only satisfied, but actually happy!

Elsewhere, Jason is dead-set on having a drank before the blessed event and sends Shawn off on this errand.  “Can you believe it’s here?” he asks his Best Man about the wedding day.  A second passes in silence. 

“Where is Shawn with those drinks?!” Jason asks, his voice tight with anticipation.   He wipes his sweaty brow.  I can understand why he is so worked up—a new wife, a new reality show, and a new baby all at once.  I’d be sweaty and dying to get drunk too.

Behind the scenes, Bethenny is finishing getting ready and putting on her wedding dress.  She is convinced that her pregnant belly has grown significantly and terrified the dress won’t fit.  Maid of honor Teri attempts to be helpful but seems a little tipsy - or maybe totally smashed. 

“Okay,” she slurs to Bethenny, “I have to say something about the Chinese astrological chart.” 

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