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This week's winner: justlovelyy. Congratulations on a job well done!

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Jon and Kate Gosselin's divorce is almost final after a contentious, but generally productive all-day mediation hearing Saturday at the arbitration table.

Jon did not contest that Kate should get primary custody of their eight kids. A decision on how all their assets are split up will be made within 30 days.

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Jon and Kate actually agreed to the amounts certain items were worth, but were far apart on some issues relating to how assets should be distributed.

The two unresolved issues are distribution of assets and child support. In Pennsylvania, courts award "equitable" distribution when it comes to property.

That doesn't necessarily mean 50/50, however. Neither party, whose reality show, Jon and Kate Plus 8, officially ends tonight, asked for spousal support.

Jon and Kate in simpler, less contentious times.

The arbitration was supposed to last two days - Saturday and today - but it is believed that all major issues were handled and agreed upon Saturday.

Both Jon and Kate testified in the arbitration, the decision of which is binding on both of them and clears the way to ending their marriage for good.

It seems like both parties are ready to move on from their marriage, which consisted of Kate emasculating Jon on TV. But not without one last stunt.

In a nice gesture of PR peace, Jon brought flowers to give the impression he's not a total douche to the media to Kate as he arrived for the hearing.

Kate refused them.

"In what should have been their most serious moment as a couple," a source close to Kate told People, "Jon again resorted to a publicity stunt."

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By now, most fans have heard all about Adam Lambert's controversial, sex-themed performance at the 2009 American Music Awards.

The singer grinded up against back-up dancers, pushed one's head down to his crotch and played tonsil hockey with a band member.

It was a shocking rendition of "For Your Entertainment," even for those of us accustomed to Lambert's flamboyant, over-the-top American Idol auditions. These photos explains why:

Simulated Sex
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  • Shocking Lambert
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The performance was clearly meant to create buzz for the singer, whose debut album goes on sale today. As loyal Lambert followers, however, we wished he'd gone in the opposite direction.

For Adam, playing up his sexuality in such a showy manner is akin to Sarah Palin preaching about abstinence. Both strategies just play to each celebrity's base.

To Lambert's credit, he's always done his own thing. Last night's behavior was merely an extension to his American Idol acts, during the show's run this spring and its concerts this summer.

But if the singer's goal is to attract new fans and to move as many copies of his CD as possible, the performance was a failure. It went for shock value over vocal talent, the latter of which Lambert possesses in spades. He's not a gay Britney Spears. Adam can really sing.

Unfortunately, he wasted an opportunity to prove this to a new, national audience.

The talk today is all about Lambert's antics, not his voice. That's too bad because, as Adam himself said in an insightful interview last week, the man has a lot to offer America beyond his sexual preference and outlandish stage presence.

Do you agree with this critique? What did you think of Lambert's performance?

 

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Recently, Jessica Simpson maturely took to her Twitter account to deride the CW for giving her younger sister Ashlee the pink slip from the Melrose Place cast.

Now she's rising to her sibling's defense yet again, hitting back at celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton, who dissed Ash and one-year-old son Bronx this weekend.

On Friday, Bronx's first birthday, Perez wrote: "It's been one year since Asslee pushed Bronx Mowgli through her vajayjay and it's all the family is talking about!"

Unfunny, perhaps. But quite true!

Perez ended his post by calling Bronx a "poor lil' thing" who "doesn't stand a chance!!!" Talk about stating the obvious, Perez. Still, is that so bad? Jess thinks so.

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It's a battle of the blonde bimbos.

Simpson hopped on Twitter later that day and wrote a scathing rebuttal to the blogger (whose real name, for future reference, Jess, is Mario Lavandeira): 

"Does perez hilton..whatever his name really is.. have no heart at all??Don't ever attack my family again.Sad to know u hate so deeply.So Sad 4 U"

We're sad for Jessica's grade school grammar and spelling teachers. But we're glad she's sticking up for Ashlee. Good thing Jess has so much free time.

Whose side are you on?

 

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It takes a lot to upstage Lady Gaga live, which tells you a lot about the Adam Lambert AMA performance Sunday night. He actually relegated Lady G to #2 on the list of buzzed-about, flamboyant American Music Awards performances!

That's not to suggest Gaga didn't bring the crazy as always.

In a flesh-colored bodysuit wrapped with white piping, she performed a smashing (in more ways than one) medley of her hits "Bad Romance" and "Speechless."

After "Bad Romance,"she segued into "Speechless" by using her mic stand to bust open a glass box with a piano inside. Then she climbed inside and performed.

While breaking glass bottles, accompanied by violinists wearing gas masks in smoke-filled chambers beside her, natch. A far cry from that old school NYU video.

In short, it was vintage Lady Gaga, and we've learned expect nothing less. Check out her performance below and tell us what you think by voting in our survey ...

How would you assess Lady Gaga's AMA performance?

 

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We would suspect that Jennifer Lopez is nursing a bruise on her back after falling on stage during her performance at the American Music Awards last night.

Fortunately, that famous booty of hers helped cushion the fall somewhat.

After strutting on the stage, converted into a boxing ring, in a robe and gloves to sing "Louboutins" from her new album, Lopez gyrated with male dancers.

It was all going according to plan until J. Lo climbed onto a human pyramid of half-naked performers and jumped down, slipping and falling on stage. Ow.

Check out (and laugh at) J. Lo taking a spill below ...

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The Miss California USA pageant came and went with nary a gay marriage controversy last night.

However, the winner of the 2010 crown actually does have a celebrity gossip connection: Nicole Johnson was romantically linked to Michael Phelps in October 2008.

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Now, the brunette beauty from Ventura County can make news on her own. She follows Carrie Prejean as the state's title-holder, though that attention-starved author was eventually stripped of the crown.

“I think it was my presentation,” Johnson said, when asked why she won. “I was very confident on the stage, and I stood out in a red gown. I think maybe that was it.”

After the ceremony, Nicole added that she loved gay people and has never starred in a sex tape.

Last year, at the Miss USA pageant, Perez Hilton asked Prejean for her views on gay marriage. Last night, CSI's Hill Harper inquired about California's challenges as a state. Replied Johnson, profoundly:

“Focusing on what we truly believe in. Sometimes we are very divided, and I feel if we can unite and be one state and focus our beliefs in one thing, I think we can succeed and be a very dominant state.”

Seriously, folks, how stupid are beauty pageants?!? Does anything, The Bachelor included, set the women's movement back any further?

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Compared to what she normally wears - including on stage this very night - Rihanna's red carpet fashion at the American Music Awards was downright tame.

Still, the singer's origami-like black, white and gold dress drew raves from fashion critics. Also garnering praise (from us at least)? The lovely Kristen Bell.

In contrast to Rihanna, she keeps it very simple ... and why not when you're so darn cute. The actress and Gossip Girl narrator looked classically gorgeous.

Whose style do you like better? Vote below!

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Who looked best at the AMAs?

 

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There's no place for friendship on the red carpet.

Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez may be BFFs, but you'd never know it from the face-off below.

Each young star attended the 2009 American Music Awards. Following the event, most of the talk surrounded Adam Lambert's controversial performance, but some of it was centered on the competition between these singers.

Study their fashion choices below and vote in the proceeding poll...

  • Demi on the Red Carpet
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Who looked better on the red carpet?

 

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Say it ain't so (but we wouldn't doubt anything regarding this twosome): Amy Winehouse and Blake Fielder-Civil are planning to remarry, according to reports.

The troubled singer proposed to her ex-hubby and he said ... well, he agreed. He told a friend that "we both know we've only ever been divorced on paper."

"This is the right thing to do."

If that's right, we don't even wanna know what wrong is. But we may find out soon enough, as she reportedly wore a ring on her engagement finger Friday.

Blake, who has been tied to numerous women, including stripper Lauren McDermott, teenager Francesca Moralee and fellow inmate/possible baby mama Gilleen Morris, since his relationship with Amy hit the skids, has vowed to stay faithful.

Blake and Wino

Amy and Blake in happier, drug-addled times.

"I'm not going to go near anyone else," said Blake on getting back together with Wino. "I discussed it with Amy. She understood we had to try and move on."

"I think deep down she always knew we'd tie the knot again."

Blake celebrated with a friend over a beer, telling the chap that "It's the engagement ring I gave Amy the first time. I think it cost £2,000 from Tiffany."

"We've been talking on the phone 5-6 times a day. On Friday she told me she was going to put the engagement ring on." She apparently wasn't kidding.

As for their recent online "engagement," Blake says: "We'd changed our status on Facebook to married a few weeks back but that was more for a laugh."

"This is the real deal."

God help us.

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