by Tattle Taylor at

Man, that Full House cast has had it rough. Jodie Sweetin got addicted to meth. Ashley Olsen developed an eating disorder. Candice Cameron Bure' got Kirk-Cameroned.

Blake McIver, who played Michelle's friend Derek Boyd on Full House and rich kid Waldo in The Little Rascals, went from down-on-his luck vocal coach to selfie-loving Go-Go dancer.

He makes a great Superman, don't you think?

Blake McIver Superman Halloween

McIver, 28, isn't at all ashamed of his profession. In fact, he says he's "found it liberating and empowering." After being bullied while attending a Christian high school, McIver's self-esteem suffered. 

"I had so much shame about my body," he said. "I'm not hiding my body anymore." (Please don't hide it, Blake!)

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by Free Britney at

Justin Bieber's alleged attack on a member of the paparazzi - who accuses him of roughing him up and leaving him in need of medical attention - is clearly BS.

Can you see Justin Bieber roughing someone up? Seriously?

That's beside the point, though. Whatever happened, Biebs' altercation is just the latest in a long string of tense run-ins between stars and the media who cover the celebrity gossip we crave. Here's a look back at seven of the most memorable:

1. Britney Spears: After a downward spiral that saw her shave her head, file for divorce and deliver her second child in the span of a year, Spears suffered a meltdown in February 2007 that saw her violently attack a paparazzo's car with an umbrella:

2. Russell Brand: Katy Perry's ex recently gave a whole new meaning to the term "dropped call" as he grabbed a photographer's iPhone and flung it through a nearby window. Brand later turned himself in after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

3. Kanye West: The rapper racked up three misdemeanor charges in 2008 after he was arrested for allegedly wrestling with a photographer at LAX, grabbing his camera and smashing it on the floor. The charges were eventually dropped.

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by Hilton Hater at

J.K. Rowling is ready to leave the world of Harry Potter, and young adult literature in general, behind.

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The author - who just signed a deal with publishing company Little, Brown - said in a statement today:

"The freedom to explore new territory is a gift that Harry's success has brought me, and with that new territory it seemed a logical progression to have a new publisher. I am delighted to have a second publishing home in Little, Brown, and a publishing team that will be a great partner in this new phase of my writing life."

Rowling did not announce a title or a release date for her new work, but did acknowledge it will be "very different" from her Harry Potter novels, which have sold more than 450 million copies worldwide and made her one of the planet's richest women.

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by Hilton Hater at

It's that time of the year again, when adorable little girls show up at your front door with a smile, puppy dog eyes - and a clipboard.

They'll ask what kind of Girl Scout Cookies you want to purchase and, let's face it, there's simply no way you can turn them down. The only question: What kind and how any?

Now there's a new option. In honor of the organization's 100th year in existence, the Girl Scouts have come out with Savannah Smiles, named after the birthplace of founder Juliette Gordon Low.

"Celebrate the anniversary of the Girl Scouts with these bite-sized, lemon-wedge cookies dusted in powdered sugar and bursting with lemon flavor," the group said today in a statement. "Enjoy these delightful treats, remember where Girl Scouts began ... and smile."

Might Savannah Smiles take their place in the pantheon of snack foods? Perhaps. But they need to get in line at the moment. You tell us:

What is your favorite kind of Girl Scout Cookie?

 

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by Hilton Hater at

Casey Anthony may have killed her daughter. America's number-one enemy was brought to deadly justice. Herman Cain and Rick Perry provided endless hours of entertainment... for Democrats, at least.

Indeed, 2011 was a diverse year in terms of online searches. With Bing already having come out with its most searched-for celebrities of the last 12 months, we now present the website's most popular online stories from the same time period. First, in video form. Then, your basic list:

  1. Casey Anthony trial
  2. Osama Bin Laden death
  3. Hurricane Irene
  4. Japan Earthquake/Tsunami
  5. Amy Winehouse death
  6. Joplin Tornado
  7. Conrad Murray trial
  8. 9/11 10-Year Anniversary
  9. Republican Candidates/Herman Cain, Rick Perry
  10. Haiti anniversary
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by Hilton Hater at

This is a pretty cool story.

Earlier this month, Jack Wagner was preparing for a concert in Boca Raton when a 23-year old woman showed up with a photo of her mother, someone Wagner briefly dated in the 1980s. The stranger claimed to be the actor's daughter - and he welcomed her into his life with welcome arms.

The following evening, prior to another show, Wagner invited his just-discovered child on to the stage and introduced her to the crowd. She couldn't stop weeping as her dad pulled her close and said he was proud of the courage it took for her to track him down...

Two weeks after this meeting, Wagner and Heather Locklear called off their engagement because they wanted to spend more time with their children. Makes a lot more sense now.

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by Free Britney at

Hugh Grant's baby mama Tinglan Hong is going to extremes to protect her privacy.

A British High Court approved an injunction on behalf of the actress, with whom Hugh had an unplanned child in September, forbidding paparazzi from snapping pics of her and the newborn outside her London home or in the street.

She welcomed Grant's first child, a girl, in late September.

Tinglan Hong and Hugh Grant

Per the BBC, a judge granted the court order on November 11 stating that celebrity gossip media members were making the 31-year-old's life "unbearable."

Consequently according to the court, Hong, whom Grant is no longer seeing, has been forced to change her phone number after receiving "terrifying" calls.

The little bundle of joy is a girl, but Tinglan Hong has apparently not settled on a name. Instead the court refers to her in court docs by the initials KLM.

"While Hugh Grant is very well known, the first claimant [Ms. Hong] never sought any publicity or been known to the public for any reason," wrote the judge.

"She and Mr. Grant did their best to keep private the fact that the second claimant was their child and do not know how the information reached the public."

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by Hilton Hater at

Happy 11/11/11, celebrity gossip fans!

Today marks the only time in history where this palindrome of a date will come into play. What does it mean? While we stop to honor our fighting men and women - seen HERE! - on Veteran's Day, we also pause to reflect on how this number plays a key role in Hollywood. To wit...

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11 years old: The age of Willow Smith, who took to the stage last night on The X Factor.

Ocean's 11: Awesome movie!

11 seasons of singing: That's what kicks off in January on American Idol.

11/11/10: One year ago today, a popular day for controversy, highlighted by Kanye West going off on Matt Lauer.

11/11: The birthdays of Leonardo Dicaprio, Peta Wilson, Calista Flockhart, Demi Moore and Marc Summers.

11 candidates: For the Republication Presidential nomination... if we include Sarah Palin, Donald Trump and Chris Christie, all of whom were really close to jumping in!

11 days: More than one-seventh of the duration of Kim Kardashian's marriage to Kris Humphries.

Are we missing any? What does this number signify in the celebrity gossip world to you? Submit any appropriate, number-related items now!

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by Hilton Hater at

Diana Nyad gave it an incredible shot, but the 62-year old endurance swimmer has been forced to get out of the water.

Nyad was attempting to swim from Cuba to Florida, a 102-mile distance she first tried to navigate in 1978 and then again in August of this year.

The motivational speaker's latest effort was her best, at least, as Nyad made it about two-thirds of the way before being pulled at around 11 a.m. yesterday due to strong currents and jellyfish stings.

Nyad says she grew motivated to try the Havana-to-Key-West route again after turning 60 because she wanted to feel young again. It's an admirable idea, but she may wanna find a safer hobby.

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by Hilton Hater at

If this were Kim Kardashian, we'd blast her for exploiting a cute situation to score easy, patriotic points. We totally admit it.

But, come on, it's Linda Hamilton! Sarah Connor! Chuck Bartowski's mom! The veteran actress isn't exactly in need of endorsements or attention these days.

Therefore, let's agree the following video is nothing but a kind gesture. In it, Hamilton asks Sergeant Ray Lewis - the man who was turned down by Betty White - to the Marine Corps Ball. We'll let you know if he accepts.

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