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It's the end of an error.

The UK's News of the World, one of the planet's least reliable but most entertaining celebrity gossip publications, will cease to exist July 10.

The news of the News shutdown comes on the heels of a huge wiretapping scandal reportedly involving high-profile victims across the UK.

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Prince William, Prince Harry, Kate Middleton, Heather Mills, Hugh Grant, Jude Law and Sienna Miller were just a few of those reportedly hacked.

James Murdoch, chairman of publisher News International, broke the news to his staff Thursday. He addressed the wiretap case as well:

"I have important things to say about the News of the World and the steps we are taking to address the serious problems that occurred."

"The good things the News of the World does have been sullied by behavior that was wrong," he added, without listing any good things.

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Former Bachelorette contestant Craig Robinson was allegedly sexually harassed by a married female producer of the show, and as such, was unceremoniously dispatched from the cast of ABC's Bachelor Pad this summer.

The producer was fired.

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Robinson wooed Ali Fedotowsky on the sixth season of The Bachelorette, but claims he was wooed - hard core - by Karri-Leigh Mastrangelo.

The Bachelorette supervising producer was also leading efforts to pick the Bachelor Pad cast for the second season, and Craig was a contender.

Robinson, a 27-year-old lawyer from Philadelphia, Pa., initially tolerated Mastrangelo's advances but eventually accused her of sexual harassment.

"It was sort of like sexual harassment, but I realized if I rejected her, I'd probably ruin my chances to be on Bachelor Pad," Robinson told Star.

Hey, at least he's honest about it.

Robinson told Star that Mastrangelo initially called him to repeatedly discuss harmless matters concerning the Bachelor Pad selection process, but eventually she took their level of communication to "an alarming level."

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Actor Andrew Keegan was arrested at a wild house party this weekend, but claims he was "manhandled" by cops strictly to be made an example of.

The 10 Things I Hate About You guy says that the event was actually a fundraiser for three charities that the area police knew about in advance.

Keegan says when cops approached his Marina del Rey home and asked him to turn down the music, he WAS cooperative, contrary to their report.

He said he even spoke to a sergeant "about how we can work together."

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But, Keegan explains, [the sergeant] ordered 'arrest him' while my hands were in my pocket. The reason, he claims, is that "they just wanted to make an example of a 'No Tolerance' Independence Day [policy]" in effect.

He was taken down hard and possibly tasered.

It's true that the police swarmed Marina del Rey and neighboring Venice after a spike in violence, including one gang-related fatal shooting.

Keegan wasn't the only one who felt the pinch. Cops made a bunch of arrests over the long weekend, some say to make a statement.

In any case, this is officially the weirdest Andrew Keegan gossip since the alleged terror campaign he waged against Kristi Parrales.

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It's been quite a summer for Nicolas Cage's son Weston.

He and his wife, Nikki Williams, were both booked on felony domestic assault charges yesterday after she allegedly went after him with a bottle.

This took place mere days after both got out of rehab.

Cage and Williams were taken to the police station for questioning after Nikki went absolutely out of control on Weston inside their apartment.

Weston Cage, Wife Nikki Williams

There was blood everywhere in the apartment and the place was trashed, sources report, although it is unclear what prompted the melee. 

Witnesses say in addition to cutting him on the arm with a bottle, Nikki Williams punched him wildly and threatened to jump off the balcony.

Police believe Weston was also violent and booked him on felony domestic violence as well, although he was freed on bail and she was not.

Nikki is still in custody.

Weston went into rehab after that insane fight with his trainer in the street last month and his wife of less than three months followed suit.

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Forget 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife. Here is irony for you:

Chris Hansen, the host of To Catch a Predator, has been caught cheating on his wife in a string operation organized by The National Enquirer.

The 51-year old is married and has two sons, but tabloid cameras caught him meeting Kristyn Caddell, a news anchor at an NBC affili­ate in West Palm Beach, for dinner. They were then spotted going back to Caddell's apartment. Hansen left the next morning.

"Chris sends Kristyn flowers and tells her he loves her, but he still doesn't seem all that motivated to leave his wife for her," a source says. "He's telling her he loves his wife, too, but they've grown apart over the years, and she's not sure what he should do."

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Tobey Maguire is going all in on one of the stranger celebrity scandals of 2011.

The actor is accused of winning over $300,000 in allegedly illegal poker games ran by Bradley Ruderman, a man serving time in jail for organizing a Ponzi scheme. But Maguire has filed papers that insist he did no wrong.

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In his response to the lawsuit filed last week, the former Spider-Man star says the gambling took place in "controlled games," which obligated the host to have a license. He goes on to deny any role in defrauding those from whom Ruderman took money.

The documents acknowledge Maguire's role in various poker nights, but denies they were comprised of a "regular roster of players consisting of wealthy celebrities, entrepreneurs, attorneys and businessmen."

It's certainly an unexpected web in which Maguire has found himself entangled.

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Anthony Weiner likely wanted to set a good example for folks during his time in office. But we doubt this is what he had in mind,

Joe Stangni, a Louisiana Councilman, has been caught in a Twitter scandal after The New Orleans Times-Picayune published a photo he sent of himself in his underwear to a town employee.

Explained the politician after this picture leaked: "I had an inappropriate but consensual relationship with an adult female and we exchanged improper electronic communications which ended in 2009. I did not use any government computer or city issued equipment to send or receive these communications."

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Following the guidelines of Famous Person Apology 101, Stangi invoked a Higher Power in his statement, adding:

"I asked for God's mercy and forgiveness. I apologized to my wife and family and asked for their forgiveness as well. My actions and bad judgment had nothing to do with my duties and responsibilities as a public official. They were private acts, but I take full responsibility for my irresponsible behavior. This matter has been a painful experience for my family and I pray that everyone will allow our family to continue to heal. I am sorry."

The most embarrassing part of all this? At least Weiner had something to show off.

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Mark Halperin must be watching too much Tracy Morgan stand-up.

During a live appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe today, the political analyst was asked about President Obama's behavior yesterday during a meeting with Republicans, inquired about whether or not the show was on a seven-second delay and then said:

The President "acted like a dick." Watch the host's stunned reaction to the insult now:

Halperin, who co-authored the book "Game Change," has been suspended indefinitely by the network and said in a statement:

"I want to offer a heartfelt and profound apology to the president, to my MSNBC colleagues, and to the viewers. My remark was unacceptable, and I deeply regret it."

Should he have been punished?

 

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Aaron Carter knew Michael Jackson well. The former boy bander has often credited the icon with offering him advice on the industry.

But in a new interview with Daphne Barak in Spain, Carter makes a disturbing allegation: he says Jackson gave him drugs at the age of 15.

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"I miss Michael," he said. "I have spent such incredible times with him. I did things with him that nobody else did... But I was also troubled about what he did to me."

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Earlier this month, former America's Top Model contestant Michelle Deighton split from former Survivor castaway Jonny Fairplay.

And then things really got heated!

Michelle Deighton and Jonny Fairplay

According a police report obtained by TMZ, Deighton returned to the couple's home last week ago to pick up a few items, but her ex-husband had changed the locks.

Jonny's grandmother (whose death lied about being dead during his infamous run on Survivor) pulled up, told Michelle she was trespassing and called the cops.

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