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If this didn't involve eight adorable children, it would be hilarious.

Despite the fact that she makes up to $75,000 for every episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8, and despite the fact that she's considered a fame-obsessed "monster" for spending more time at autograph signings than with her family, Kate Gosselin is releasing yet another book.

According to amazon.com, Love Is in the Mix: Making Meals into Memories, will be released on October 13.

The back cover reads: "Fans... won’t want to miss this inside look at one of America’s most famous close-knit families," as the book also promises to teach readers "how to craft family traditions that create happy memories" and "how to feed a large family on a budget."

See, we told you it was funny.


Critics are already jumping all over Gosselin; they wonder how a woman that once said "real cooks don't need recipes" could be qualified to write a cookbook. (This, of course, implies that she was actually the person who wrote it.)

Other comments on amazon.com accuse Kate up "plagiarism" and point out that she's pretty much never once cooked a meal on the show.

But, hey, it's another chance to make money and headlines, while avoiding time at home with those eight pesky kids. How could she turn it down?!?

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Amidst growing controversy that AT&T helped to rig this season's American Idol results, the show wants to make it clear:

Kris Allen is the champion.

Earlier today Fox, Idol producers 19 Entertainment and FremantleMedia issued the following statement:

"Fox and the producers of American Idol are absolutely certain that the results of this competition are fair, accurate and verified. Kris Allen is, without a doubt, the American Idol. We have an independent third-party monitoring procedure in place to ensure the integrity of the voting process. In no way did any individuals unfairly influence the outcome of the competition."

Kris Allen won American Idol. Up next? A debut album.

AT&T also defended itself:

"Last week, countless parties were held in homes, bars, and other public places across America to watch the American Idol finale. In Arkansas, a few local AT&T employees were invited to attend two local watch parties organized by the community. Caught up in the enthusiasm of rooting for their hometown contestant, they brought a small number of demo phones with them and provided texting tutorials to those who were interested.

"Going forward, we will make sure our employees understand our sponsorship celebrates the competition, not individual contestants. That said, it's quite a leap to suggest that a few individuals could have impacted the final results."

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There's a real life family feud brewing. But this one isn't over cash and prizes; it's over the mental health of eight innocent children.

On this morning's CBS Early Show, the brother and sister-in-law of Kate Gosselin said Jon & Kate Plus 8 has devolved from its original intent of simply documenting the kids' lives.

"We thought it was very innocent at the time," said Kate's sister-in-law, Jodi. "It quickly turned into more and more demands from Jon and Kate from the network. It turned into 40 episodes in a six-month span."

Jon, Kate, their kids and their extended family of cameramen celebrated the sextuplets' fifth birthday as one, giant, awkward group on this week's season premiere.

Moreover, Jodi and her husband Kevin say there are sometimes cameras in the children's bedrooms and the tykes are "being exploited... it's time for America to see the situation for what it really is."

Based on the ridiculous ratings for Monday night's season premiere, America is definitely tuning in at least.

"Unfortunately, there are no laws protecting children in reality TV shows," Jodi said. "These children are very aware of the cameras in their homes. The home is their workplace. This is not a healthy environment for kids to be raised in."

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Holy hotness, Twilight fans:

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are making out! Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are making out!

Granted, these two stars are simply in character, as they're rehearsing a New Moon scene below in which Edward and Bella get to first base.

Still, that doesn't change two drool-inducing facts:

  1. Robert Pattinson is shirtless;
  2. Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are making out!
New Moon Kissing Alert!

Seen here swapping spit on set, do Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart practice kissing off screen? Behind closed doors? In between the sheets?!?

[Photo Credit: Ciao Pix]

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This is one Pitbull not even Michael Vick would mess with.

During a Colorado concert on April 30, random rapper Pitbull was performing when a fan rushed the stage. But the artist channeled both his inner Derek Jeter and his inner Chris Brown in response:

He remained calm, absolutely pummeled the guy... and then continued to rap like nothing ever happened.

It's an amazing clip. The action picks up around the 50-second mark.

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Take this, Lily Allen!

You may be hating on Susan Boyle, but a far more talented singer disagrees with your assessment.

When asked for her opinion on the Britain's Got Talent sensation, Kelly Clarkson told The Associated Press in Hong Kong:

"I think it's awesome. I'm bawling whenever I hear her sing," Clarkson told The Associated Press in Hong Kong, saying Boyle's rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream" from the musical "Les Miserables" sounded beautiful.

Clarkson was overseas to promote her new album, "All I Ever Wanted."

She wasn't asked about the latest American Idol controversy, which questions whether a corporate sponsor played a role in Kris Allen's victory last week.

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Since his release from prison, Michael Lohan has often encouraged daughter Lindsay to follow the path of God.

In light of his most recent arrest, though, we can't help but wonder if God would like to request a new mouthpiece.

According to The New York Post, the Lohan patriarch is in trouble with the law again. On March 18, fiancee Erin Muller tried to dump Michael. In response, he allegedly threatened to kill her and then himself.

You don't deserve to die for making a poor dating decision, Erin Muller. But Michael Lohan? Really?!?

The newspaper reports that Lohan was arrested on April 6. He appeared in court yesterday and faces a year behind bars if convicted on the latest charges.

Meanwhile, Michael is due in family court today. He owes $12,000 in child support.

This guy almost makes Dina Lohan seem like a model parent. Only not at all.

** UPDATE: Michael told E! News: "By no means did I threaten to cause harm to Erin or myself.... Erin even told the court that she didn't want to pursue anything. It's all going to be dropped."

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Mel Gibson is an actor that has pretended to stand by the strict guidelines of Catholicism, only to have been arrested for drunk driving, accused of hatred against Jews, sued for divorce and publicly shamed by knocking up his mistress, Oksana Grigorieva. All in the last two years.

This much we know.

But what else can we say about Gibson and Grigorieva? People asked a few insiders to provide details on the private life of this couple.

"[Oksana] spent the last nine months locked up in a studio," says her mother, Lyudmila Chernukha, who focused on her daughter's collection of new songs, all of which Oksana wrote, arranged and sang herself.

While his girlfriend churns out hopeful hits, Gibson works on movie projects at his Santa Monica office.

Keep smiling, Mel. That should absolve you from all your sins.

After work time is over, the pair hangs out with Grigorieva's son Alexander, 11.  This quasi family sometimes frequents a Russian restaurant in the area.

"It [seems] very important to Oksana that Mel and her son bond," says a source. "Mel is fun to be around and great with kids."

Mel and Oksana rarely have sleepovers, insiders say. They retire to their separate homes so Grigorieva can get her child off to a local school in the mornings.

As for the impending bundle of joy?

"Oksana is a good mother and she'll make a great mother to Mel's child," says a friend. "She's found the greatest thing in life, someone to take care of her and a father to her children."

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We mean no disrespect to Kris Allen or his supporters, but might the reigning American Idol champion have unfairly earned his crown?

According to a report in The New York Times, one of the show's biggest sponsors may have played a vital role in Allen's victory.

AT&T, by its own admission, provided phones for free text-messaging services at parties organized by fans of the Arkansas native.

At a pair of gatherings in Allen's honor - held during, and immediately following, last week's Tuesday night performance show - representatives of AT&T (whose network is the only one that can be used to cast American Idol votes via text message) passed around free phones.

No such efforts were made on behalf of Adam Lambert.

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No one doubts Kris Allen's talent. But questions are being raised about the fairness of his American Idol victory.

Moreover, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette states that AT&T employees actually instructed Allen fans on how to send 10 or more text messages at the press of a single button.

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