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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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We demand a recount!

On last night's live finale of Survivor: Samoa, Natalie White was overwhelmingly voted the latest series champion. She takes home one million dollars for her efforts, even though most viewers agree that Russell Hantz controlled the game - and White, really - throughout the season.

After the jury voted, Russell - who took home the $100,000 fan favorite prize for Player of the Season - said "the nice girl outwitted and outplayed" him.

Russell Hantz

As often happens on Survivor, the contestants refused to reward the grand prize to the person that actually played the best game.

Russell was shocked and disappointed by that decision.

"It's amazing to me how people play the game," he told E! News. "You want to be honest, have integrity, in the game? You ever play Monopoly, where you take people's houses and kick 'em out in the street? That's a game. But it's part of it, I guess."

In other words: shame on you, jury, for not acknowledging that Survivor is like any other game. The most skilled player, not the nicest individual, should come out on top.

White, of course, claims her kindness was a strategical skill.

"I made it my mission to get to... try to figure out what the voting criteria was going to be. I think because of the genuine relationships that I built, they wanted to give it to someone they truly know and will do well with the money."

Survivor returns on February 12 with an edition titled Heroes vs. Villains. No doubt Russell will be included in the latter group - and we'll be cheering him on the entire time!

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Ding! Ding!

It's about to be on between Twi Hards and Diary Devotees.

A few weeks after New Moon broke box office records, and The Vampire Diaries debuted to strong ratings on The CW, at least one journalist is taking a controversial side: he says the latter franchise is superior to the former.

Why does Ari Karpel of The New York Post prefer Paul Wesley and company to Robert Pattinson and his much-hyped saga? He lists a few reasons:

1. Blood and gore: The Vampire Diaries is "a more traditional vampire horror tale than Twilight," Karpel writes, as the movie series focuses more on romance than murder. After all, he points out, the Cullens don't even have fangs.

The Salvatore brothers, conversely, flash theirs on every episode. Moreover, there's a growing body count in the fictional CW town of Mystic Falls. Gruesome deaths, not longing stares, are around every corner.

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2. SEX! Simply put, characters have it on The Vampire Diaries. So far, this isn't the case in the Twilight Saga, as the newspaper accuses that franchise of pushing "falsely neutered innocence."

3. Contrasting heroines: Bella is a blank slate, Karpel says. Fans can project themselves on her, but she has no actual personality. Elena, however "sets an example for young girls as a strong-minded woman." She asks questions and appears truly horrified, as most people would, upon learning Stefan is a vampire.

The Vampire Diaries also came first, of course. While people accuse the show of ripping off the movie, it's actually based on a book series that preceded Stephenie Meyer's collection.

There you have it. Agree? Disagree? Weigh in below with your thoughts on these fang-based franchises: Which do you prefer?

 

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Lucas Till is not one to kiss and tell. At least not when he's actually dating someone famous.

But talk to the young actor months after a relationship fizzles out and he's happy to go into detail about it. Case in point:

In an interview with MTV last week, Till revealed that he dated Taylor Swift soon after appearing in her video for the single "You Belong With Me."

"We dated for a little bit. But, there was no friction because we were too nice," he said. "Most relationships work out cause you get along and then you don't, and then you make up and its passionate, and with us I really just liked her as a friend. That’s the only reason that didn't work out."

That's confusing logic, but an interesting admission.

Lucas Till Picture

Till also co-starred with Miley Cyrus in the Hannah Montana movie and was rumored to be dating her in mid-2008. Asked which of these beauties is a better kisser, the actor replied:

"I chose Taylor Swift [in August] and I'm gonna stick with that answer."

Ouch. Tough break, Miley. You might wanna keep Liam Hemsworth away from Taylor in that case.

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Kendra Wilkinson wasted no time giving an interview after she became a mother. She spoke to OK! Weekly from the hospital hours after welcoming Hank Baskett IV into the world.

Similarly, the former nude model says she wants to waste little time expanding her family.

Mr., Mrs. Hank Baskett

“We definitely want another kid right away, because we want the two kids to be close in age,” she said recently. “We want four, but you know, we are taking it one step at a time. We’re concentrating on our first child and seeing where things go from there.”

For Baskett, a wide receiver on the Colts, catching touchdown passes and breaking tackles isn't what life is all about.

“Being a loving husband and father is what I’ve always described as the definition of a successful man," he said.

Kendra, meanwhile, is accustomed to attention via her naked body. But a baby does even more for her profile... and her family.

“He completes the family,” she told OK!. "It’s so cool how this little baby, this little bundle of joy, just brought all families together. Hank’s family was out here, everybody was out here for this. Not one person was missing.”

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Warning: Tila Tequila has posted the following on her Twitter account.

Therefore, one should take it with a grain of salt the size of her fake boobs.

But the 28-year old reality star has written:

“BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: I am going to become a SURROGATE MOTHER for my brother & his wife!!! That is my xmas present to them. I’m pregnant!!!!… I love my brother! This will change his life and mine forever!!!”

We agree, assuming this Tweet contains an ounce of truth.

Earlier this month, Tila announced she was engaged to Casey Johnson. She often makes The National Enquirer seem like a reliable source.

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Tila Tequila pregnant? Maybe. Tila Tequila a few cards short of a full deck? Always.

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Bethenny Frankel doesn't just hate fur.

She hates those that question the validity of her nude PETA ad.

In response to critics - most notably Real Housewife of New Jersey Teresa Giudice - that claim her bare body was considerably airbrushed for the campaign, Frankel has released the original, untouched image of her advertisement to Us Weekly.

"Everything I'm about is being honest and being upfront," she said. "So if people are talking and saying [the photo] was airbrushed...then, you know what? Here's the picture. Have it your way."

Bethenny Frankel Pics

The reality TV star added she would "never, ever allow them to put up a billboard that was really far from the truth."

She is, however, all for any billboard that brings her attention.

"I wasn't that freaked out about it," she said. "I don't know why. PETA has no interest in making me look sleazy. It was such an honor."

As it should be. After all, Frankel joins such naked, PETA-sponsored luminaries as Khloe Kardashian and Joanna Krupa.

Would you sleep with this Real Housewife?

 

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Shane Sparks is out of jail.

The award-winning choreographer posted bail last night, and his attorney quickly responded to charges that his client is guilty of child molestation, stemming from a decade-old incident.

Steve Meister says Sparks will fight against what he refers to as "extortion, Hollywood style."

As a refresher: Sparks has served as a judge on America's Best Dance Crew. He was arrested on Friday and charged with eight counts of child molestation.

However, Meister told TMZ the whole arrest "stinks to high heaven" because his client's accuser waited 15 years before she came forward. He claims she's just interested in Sparks' fame/fortune.

Meister says the charges "are completely without merit" and the dancer "knows he is innocent and will fight to clear his name." We'll keep readers apprised of this case as it moves forward.

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Not even the blizzard of 2009 could stop Kevin Jonas from walking down the aisle with the woman he loves yesterday.

At a ceremony attended by 400 family and friends, Jonas married long-time girlfriend Danielle Deleasa last night at Oheka Castle, a sprawling estate in Long Island.

Kevin Jonas and Danielle Jonas

"We're so happy that we're finally married and we were able to share the special moment with family, friends and loved ones," the couple told People.

The ceremony went on as scheduled, despite the snow falling outside. Michael Russo, an event planner, said the conditions just made the evening even more romantic.

"The snow only made it look more like a winter wonderland," he said. "Danielle looked like a princess [and] Kevin couldn't stop smiling."

Joe and Nick Jonas served as their sibling's best men, while the pair recited traditional vows and exchanged wedding bands they designed for one another.

"Kevin has said many times he feels like he met his princess," said Russo. "To see them together you can feel the warmth and the love all around them. They are just perfect for each other."

SEND IN YOUR CONGRATULATIONS TO DANIELLE AND KEVIN TODAY!

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For 10 episodes of The Vampire Diaries, Paul Wesley has been doing battle with Ian Somerhalder.

The portrayal of Stefan and Damon Salvatore by these handsome actors has been the key to that show's early success on The CW.

But Wesley will soon have competition for hottest series star from another source, as Sean Faris debuts on the drama in early 2010.

Faris, whose previous best-known role was on the short-lived Fox show Reunion, comes aboard The Vampire Diaries in the role of a bartender named Ben. Will he suck blood, or merely suck face with female characters on the show?

Time will tell. For now, readers needs to choose between this pair of hunks...

  • Vampire Diaries Star
  • Men's Fitness Cover

Who would you rather...

 

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Most things associated with For the Love of Ray J are hilarious. Take the show's star, for instance (please!).

But the case of Monica Danger isn't really a laughing matter.

The season one finalist gave birth a few months ago, and then landed in psychiatric hold after she went all Britney and shaved her head.

In a new interview with VH1, Monica - known simply as "Danger" during her time trying to woo Ray J on TV - opened up about her issues...

On her postpartum depression: "People don’t know how serious of an illness postpartum depression is. I’ve had a very rough life. People don’t understand that when you come from a tough past, and you have a child and you have postpartum depression, a lot hits you at once. You always want a better life for your child than what you had."

On reports of a breakdown: "People think there was a big thing where I was violent and angry, but that didn’t happen. I was very depressed. I was crying and very sad. I have no support. I have no family support. I have no financial support. I’ve never felt loved."

On her hospital stay: "It started off extremely bad. I don’t like to be imprisoned. I was born free, I’m going to die free... I knew the only way I was going to get out was if I controlled my anger. I escaped twice and was on the run. They had to find me. When I finally came back, I just knew that if I ever wanted to see my daughter again, I had to control my anger."

On getting better: "I just have to talk to God. I wrote letters to my daughter, and I couldn’t talk to any of my family. My child’s father called with his father, and told me that he loved me and wanted to get better. That helped me a lot. Positive people in my life that aren’t related to me were showing me that I was loved."

On... we're not sure what: "I’ll always be Danger. She’s part of me. She’s my creation. Since I was 19, I’ve been that person. But I have control. I can control who I am. I’ve playing Danger for a long time. And I’m tired of playing Danger."

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