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Even if this past year has been one she'd rather forget for many reasons, Rihanna has been named one of Glamour magazine's Women of the Year for 2009.

Continuing a series of interviews this week to promote her upcoming album, Rated R, Rihanna opens up to the magazine about her brutal February beating.

As we all know by now, the vicious attack perpetrated by then-boyfriend and "first love" Chris Brown was one of the biggest celeb news stories of the year.

One that she says "taught me so much."

"I went to sleep as Rihanna and woke up as Britney Spears," the 21-year-old singer says. "That was the level of media chaos that happened the next day."

"It was like, wait, what, there are helicopters circling my house? There are 100 people in my cul-de-sac? What do you mean, I can’t just go back home?"

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Rihanna: Glamour's new cover girl.

Rihanna says she was "humiliated" by haunting photos of her bruised face that leaked onto the web in the aftermath of Brown pummeling her senseless.

"That is not a photo you would show to anybody," she says. "I felt completely taken advantage of ... as if, like, people were making it into this fun topic."

Of the pic posted by TMZ, she adds, "It's my life. I was disappointed, especially when I found out the photo was [supposedly leaked by] two women."

And while Rihanna raises the unwavering support of friends and family throughout the ordeal, she's blunt about her state of mind in those dark days.

"At some point," she admits, saying that after what she went through that night, "you are there alone. It's a lonely place to be, no one can understand."

"Domestic violence is a big secret. My story was broadcast all over the world for people to see, and they have followed every step of my recovery. The positive thing that has come out of my situation is that people can learn from that."

One pillar of support? Her mom, who separated from her dad when Rihanna was eight. "My mom gave us all the tools to survive. I helped her raise my [youngest] brother, because my mom was working all the time. He's my favorite."

Rihanna may be a style icon, but what she really aspires to be is a role model for victims of domestic abuse, something she still thinks is a secret for too many people.

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If you thought commanding $20 million a movie would leave you set for life, or at least able to pay the mortgage, Nicolas Cage is broke and totally proving you wrong!

Cage is rumored to have no more National Treasure ... or something. Moreover, the guy actually owes $6.3 million in back taxes, which he blames on his manager.

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In a lawsuit against on October 16, he alleges that business manager Samuel J. Levin “lined his [own] pockets with several million dollars in management fees."

All the while, Nicolas Cage was headed "down a path toward financial ruin." The actor is said to have hired Levin in 2001 to oversee investments and finances.

Apparently he didn't do a very good job.

Broke, Nicolas Cage has been forced to unload a bunch of mansions.

The lawsuit further alleges that due to Levin sucking, "[Cage] is now forced to sell major assets and investments at a significant loss and is faced with huge tax liabilities because of this incompetence, misrepresentations and recklessness.”

Of course, he is not without some blame. Cage has begun selling his possessions, such as his Bavarian castle and homes in California, Las Vegas and New Orleans.

That's gotta be tough. How many houses does a single individual need? Seriously, at a certain point you ought to consider high-yield mutual funds or something.

Broke Nicolas Cage is asking for $20 million in damages.

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With the launch of her new perfume, Reese Witherspoon is definitely In Bloom ... but can she complete with the great 50 Cent in the celebrity fragrance department?

Reese's new scent, In Bloom, reflects her new attitude toward life, the Oscar winner says, while incorporating memories from her childhood into one special product.

"I thought it should evoke a feeling that was reflective of what was going on in my life. I think In Bloom captures the idea that I'm at a time in my life where I feel confident with my work, my personal life, and that it's a time to blossom."

Meanwhile, 50 Cent is gearing up to launch his newest men’s fragrance, Power by Fifty Cent, which evokes fond memories of marijuana, Hennessy and gunpowder.

Just kidding. The "masculine fragrance mixes notes like lemon leaves, black pepper, coriander and nutmeg," which all add up, 50 Cent says, to "a whiff of success."

“I really wanted to bottle up the rush it gives you so my fans can make it a part of their lifestyle,” he explains in a release. Power by Fifty Cent launches this Friday.

Who would you rather ... smell like?

 

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Have you listed to the first single off Adam Lambert's debut album, For Your Entertainment? Did you like it?

If so, are you ready for even more from Adam Lambert? (Waiting for the screams of approval die down...)

The singer's record label has released a video that features 30-second clips from all 14 singles on the CD. Oh yes, that's over seven minutes of new, exciting, Lambert-riffic music!

Click, listen and enjoy below...

We apologize. Stupid YouTube has removed this video.

Here's a look at the full track listing for the album, which hits stores on November 23. That's just three days after New Moon opens. What a week ahead!

  1. Music Again
  2. For Your Entertainment
  3. Whataya Want From Me
  4. Strut
  5. Soaked
  6. Sure Fire Winners
  7. A Loaded Smile
  8. If I Had You
  9. Pick U Up
  10. Fever
  11. Sleepwalker
  12. Aftermath
  13. Broken Open
  14. Time For Miracles
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As voted on by citizens across the country, Miley Cyrus is the worst celebrity influence on the planet.

The young singer/actress clearly has a long way to go to improve her image, but this is a start: following a concert at Kentucky's Freedom Hall on Saturday night, Miley surprised fans with an encore performance at the Phoenix Hill Tavern in Louisville.

The star, dressed as Pocahontas, performed Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock N’ Roll," much to the screaming delight of those in attendance.

Keep this sort of thing up, Miley, and everyone might stop hating you.

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Kate Hudson has men figured out.

"I sometimes feel like when you're talking to boys, they just hear certain keywords," she tells Elle UK. "But if you had a thought bubble above their head, they would be thinking about game scores, masturbation and food."

Well, that about sums it up.

In case you forgot, Kate Hudson is actually an actress who makes and promotes movies, not a full-time cheerleader for Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees.

She was ostensibly doing PR for her upcoming movie Nine, although her interview focused largely on her opinions on men, relationships, sex and the like.

Here's another choice quote:

"I love boys... but I believe they're all really simple. Every guy likes to say that they are complicated, but they're so easy to figure out. What did that Dr. Laura say? Something like, 'All men want is sex and for you to make them a sandwich.'"

"I thought that was really funny, and not entirely untrue."

So basically, she has a lot of sex with Alex Rodriguez, and also makes him lunch afterward. No wonder the guy is one game away from winning the World Series.

Somehow, Kate's comments seem a little off-putting, since unlike, say, Megan Fox or Kim Kardashian, she is 30, divorced and mother to a five-year-old, Ryder.

Then again, what do you expect from someone who becomes instantly enamored with an egomaniac who has portraits of himself as a centaur above his bed?

Here's hoping for an A-Rod and Kate Hudson engagement announcement prior to Game Six of the Fall Classic tomorrow, followed by more sex-oriented banter.

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The arrival of the first child for Oksana Grigorieva and Mel Gibson (the actor's eight overall) has now been confirmed, and is bringing joy halfway around the world.

Contacted in Moscow, Lyudmilla Chernukha, mother of Gibson's girlfriend, who delivered their daughter, Lucia, Friday, last week tells People, "I'm delighted!"

And a little relieved. Chernukha admits the pregnancy was made difficult for her daughter a pianist and singer, by all the intense celebrity gossip attention.

"I'm very pleased for her because during her pregnancy she worried a lot because of all the bad press written about her. Lots and lots and lots of lies," she says.

We can't actually recall any lies. Plenty of criticism of devout Catholic Mel knocking Oksana Grigorieva up while married to the mother of his seven kids, but no lies.

Oksana Grigorieva, Son

Oksana Grigorieva with her 12-year-old son.

Oksana Grigorieva's pregnancy was announced just a few weeks after her affair with Mel was made public and Gibson's wife of 30 years, Robyn, filed for divorce.

"Her pregnancy was a hard one even though she had no [medical] problems with it," says Chernukha. "Of course, Mel supported her and so did all of her friends."

Grigorieva, who also has a 12-year-old son, Alexander (pictured above) fathered by James Bond star Timothy Dalton, tries to stay out of the headlines if possible.

"She doesn't make any statements or get involved with refuting what's said about her. She just tries to keep her best to keep closed off from all the journalists."

The grandmother hopes her daughter and child will visit soon. Grigorieva told reporters of her plans to take Gibson and the baby back to her homeland next year.

"Russians are very nostalgic," she said.

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She and Jon Gosselin may have broken up, or at the very least decided to take a break, as of late last week, but Hailey Glassman isn't back on the market.

At least not yet, according to her Twitter.

"I am semi-single, but definitely NOT YET ready to mingle," she wrote in response to rumors. "I need some Hailey time and regroup myself and my life."

Later, Hailey Glassman Twittered to The Hollywood Gossip exclusively that in the wake of the split, she's "now fearful of relationships, its unnecessary pain and stress in life" and "Eh some may say im Traumatized by this whole mess."

She added: "but you live and learn,and i learned i'm happier alone maybe and keeping relationships at a distance, I'm looking forward to therapy-LOL"

LOL, indeed.

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Post-Jon Gosselin breakup, Hailey Glassman is making time for Hailey.

Earlier, Jon apparently experienced a surprise growth of brain cells and thanked his ex, who he credited for helping him see the error of his recent ways.

"Going home to see my kids, excited, but i'll miss Hailey," Jon Twittered. "She has made me realize I need to be an honest person/father for my kids."

That only took ... well, far too long.

Hailey, who made headlines last week with her comments to The Insider that Gosselin emotionally abused her during their relationship, appears to be moving on ... or at least focusing on other, simpler things in life for the time being.

After her comments on Jon, she Twittered a link to Rusted Root's 1994 hit "Send Me On My Way" and shared some thoughts on the World Series.

She's pro-Yanks. Nobody's perfect.

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Robert Pattinson photos are handsome, yet they're also seen less frequently these days than pants on Britney Spears from 2006-2008.

As numerous sources have confirmed, the actor has been keeping a low profile ever since paparazzi bombarded him and his co-stars during the shooting of Twilight.

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For that reason, it's breaking news when the gorgeous actor merely surfaces these days, as he did in Japan earlier this week. Pattinson joined New Moon director Chris Weitz for a press conference in Japan.

Don't worry, American readers, Rob will make his way back to the States shortly. After all, he's got a movie to promote here, as well as a girlfriend to calm down.

Kristen Stewart recently said she hates fame, which is ironic because she wouldn't have met Pattinson unless she were a celebrity; which means she wouldn't have the chance to wake up next to this face every morning...

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You might wanna turn away, Jessica Simpson.

A couple days after the busty, worthless, bitter singer Tweeted that Melrose Place is "crap," The CW drama is ramping up its promotional efforts.

Heather Locklear and Jack Wagner Photo

Just two weeks away from the return of Heather Locklear as Amanda Woodward, the network has released the following new poster:

Indeed, Locklear reprises her iconic role on November 17, as Amanda returns to Los Angeles to run the PR firm at which Katie Cassidy's Ella works.

With ratings for the Melrose Place remake sinking faster than Ashlee Simpson's acting career, producers hope this casting coup will pay off.

Will you tune in for Locklear's return to primetime television?

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