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Lena Horne's beauty, talent and race helped pave the way for generations of African-American stars. She passed away Sunday night at 92, reports The New York Times.

As she recounted in her successful, Tony-winning 1981 one-woman Broadway show, Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music, the star was born in Brooklyn and rose from nightclub chorus to the rank of headliner, starting at Harlem's Cotton Club.

MGM's first leading actress of color, though she was often relegated to secondary scenes that could be edited out of movies when shown in the southern U.S.

Her films included 1943's black screen musicals Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather (the latter's title song became her anthem), though she was denied the role she long coveted: the mulatto saloon singer Julie in MGM's 1950 Show Boat.

That role instead went to her friend Ava Gardner.

In the end, Hollywood simply wasn't really ready for a beauty of color. Though she never played a maid, Horne was also denied leading-lady roles.

"They believed that audiences weren't ready," she said, referring to Hollywood studios. "They didn't know what to do with me. So they did nothing."

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Earlier this week, Damon Thomas called out ex-wife Kim Kardashian as a "fame whore" who is jealous of her sisters and has no talent.

Soon afterward, Khloe Kardashian came to Kim's defense and said: "We haven't spoken to this guy in years! Their relationship was 10 years ago! It's sad that people will make up lies for money! I'm just happy that Kim is out of that unhealthy relationship."

That's a nice sentiment, but Khloe has her own problems to worry about: she's been challenged to a fashion face-off by Sophia Bush!

The One Tree Hill actress is seen below in the same Hervé Léger dress as Khloe donned last month. Study the photos and then vote in our poll...

Sophia vs. Khloe

Who looks better in this dress?

 

For more on this look and other celebrity style choices, remember to hit up the THG fashion store!

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What do you do when you're a washed up actress whose reality show is slipping in the ratings?

You make up divorce rumors and then shoot them down by renewing vows with your annoying husband. Isn't that right, Tori Spelling?

Luisana Loreley Lopilato de la Torre and Michael Buble

The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star and Dean McDermott walked down the aisle again yesterday in Beverly Hills.

Spelling donned a white, strapless gown with an open back, as children Liam and Stella were among the friends and family in attendance.

In related news, we apologize for wasting your time by writing about this contrived cry for attention. To make up for it, check out what Robsten told Oprah last week. Now that's breaking news!

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Whether she's feuding with Heidi Montag, or Kristin Cavallari, or Stephanie Pratt, or Jayde Nicole, or Justin-Bobby, Audrina Patridge always entertains on The Hills.

Well, sort of. To be honest, we can't recall the last time we really cared about anything she did, or which tattooed biker/surfer/singer dude she's dating this week.

Occasionally, she hosts a party in Vegas, gets called out for Tijuana plastic surgery or someone makes fun of her large forehead. But mostly she's just kinda there.

In any case, Audrina Patridge turns 25 on this 9th day of May.

Hopefully, her current beau Ryan Cabrera takes her out for a nice dinner, or shopping for some jeans they can later share. Props to Brody Jenner for that joke.

Happy birthday, girl, and thanks for all the good gossip ...

A Little Lost in Thought

Lost in thought for a moment, Audrina Patridge struggles to remember her lines for The Hills. Or why she's famous ... we forget too. [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

Once the final season of the reality show that made her famous is in the books, it's unclear if we'll ever hear from her again. But for now, she's forever in our hearts.

And on our gossip site whenever there are good bikini photos.

Speaking of, click to enlarge more Audrina pictures ...

  • An Audrina Bikini Picture
  • Topless Audrina Patridge Picture
  • Audrina, Heidi and Kristin Cover
  • Hi, Audrina!

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Was Michael Jackson gay?

That's the question of the hour surrounding the late music icon after Jason Pfeiffer came forward last week, alleging he was dating MJ up until his June '09 death.

Michael Jackson Trial Pic

He used to be an office manager for Jackson's good friend Dr. Arnold Klein, who backed up his account of the affair, as well as the fact that MJ was gay in general.

Both are now on the run from insane fans.

The revelation that Michael was gay, if were true, would be surprising, but not that surprising, given that ... well, what about him surprises anyone anymore?

Just the same, a trio of former bodyguards - Bill Whitfield,  Javon Beard and Mike Garcia - are shopping a book, In Defense of the King, to help clear his name.

Is Jason Pfeiffer telling the truth about MJ?

The book details their three years working with the King of Pop, and the men, who were interviewed by ABC in March, will sit down for another chat with ABC in June.

Then, they will expound on Jackson's financial troubles and try to kill rumors that the singer was gay (Joe Jackson, his father, has also gone on record denying this).

Publicist Lelani Clark confirms the bodyguards say Jackson had two girlfriends toward the end of his life. One was called "Friend" and spoke with a European accent.

You buying it? Not us ... at least until "Friend' goes on Extra.

Not that it matters, but Michael Jackson was totally ...

 

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When Jessica Simpson rocked a pair of mama jeans last year, she made headlines for weeks.

Granted, the attention was negative - but Simpson turned criticism of her weight into sympathy and even a reality show, True Beauty.

Now, Kim Kardashian is hoping for the same result. She made this same fashion statement earlier in the week and responded to critics before they even had a chance to get vocal.

"For some reason, high-waisted jeans are always branded with this negative term and I think it's kind of ridiculous," she blogged. "Any woman who is proud of her curves should be able to flaunt them in high-waisted jeans!!! I'm proud to rock the mom jeans."

Accentuating the Buttocks
  • Curvy
  • Ugly Jeans

So, wait, Kim: now you're proud to be curvy? What about your revenge body and every other word out of your mouth about QuickTrim?

You tell us, readers: Kim's jeans are...

 

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In case you haven't heard, Miley Cyrus can't be tamed.

Seriously. She's like some sort of sex-crazed peacock that people want to cage, but who wants to be part of something she doesn't know - and if you try to hold her down, she might explode.

At least that's what Miley sings in her latest single, "Can't Be Tamed." The lyrics are explicit and self-serving, while the video has stirred up controversy because it's clear Cyrus has left her Hannah Montana persona behind. Way, way behind.

Comparatively, the album cover for this June 22 release is actually quite tame, and laughable. Miley looks like she's trying WAY too hard to appear seductive, doesn't she?

Purse those lips and grab that belt buckle, Miley! It's time to look sexy!

Compare this cover to Miley's 2008 CD, "Breakout" and it's clear the singer has come a long way. That's fine, but will her teenage fans follow her into adulthood? That remains to be seen...

Miley Cyrus has broken free from her "Breakout" image. What a difference two years makes.

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Bethenny Frankel went into early labor last night, weeks ahead of her June due date.

But we're happy to report that new mother and daughter are happy and healthy today. Said the reality star's rep:

"Bethenny and Jason are proud to welcome their new baby girl, Bryn Hoppy, born at 8 a.m... in New York City. She is a 4 lb. 12 oz., healthy baby. Bryn, mom, dad and [their dog] Cookie are all very happy."

Frankel married Jason Hoppy in March. This is the first child for both.

You can catch the former's exploits every Thursday night on Bravo's The Real Housewives of New York City. Best wishes to the new family!

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Every new report about Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson says the same thing: these two are totally dating.

Conversely, each update about Brooke Mueller and Charlie Sheen states the opposite: their marriage has less of a chance to survive than Sawyer on Lost.

So Sheen

Here's the latest: Brooke Mueller has moved out. She's settled into a home in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles, as a family sources confirms she and Sheen are "done."

That's what happens when one half of a couple takes a knife the other half's throat and then cheats on her with a lingerie model.

The house in which Mueller and her sons now reside is owned by her, her mother and a business partner. Mueller lived there before making the biggest mistake of her life marrying Sheen.

Of course, Booke's lawyer, Yale Galanter, still insists "there is no divorce that is planned for by either party."

But expect the papers to be drawn up and signed as soon as Sheen reaches a plea bargain in his Colorado assault case. Let's hope it includes jail time.

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Michelle "Bombshell" McGee said earlier this week that she has lots of colored friends. Might she have had an affair with a certain "Cablinasian" fella as well?

You know what they say. Why stop at one celebrity home-wrecking sex scandal? Bombshell McGee is now hinting that she may have slept with Tiger Woods.

A Michelle McGee Image

Bombshell went on "The Soscia Network" radio show on Philadelphia's 106.1 FM this week, and was asked if she would send Jesse James a thank-you card.

He bolstered her "career," after all, and she's had no shortage of publicity.

After she said she's no longer in contact with Jesse James, the topic turned to Tiger Woods and how he must be so happy that James took the heat off him.

MICHELLE MCGEE: So wrong on every conceivable level.

Jokingly asked if she would go there, she replied, "How do you know I haven't?" Asked to elaborate, Michelle Bombshell said, "I'm not confirming or denying."

"But I'm surprised no one's picked up on that yet."

Uhh ... while it wouldn't be the biggest stretch of all time to think that McGee was among the many Tiger Woods affairs, we just don't see it. Call us crazy.

Blonde, petite, moderately attractive cocktail waitresses? Done, done and done. Chicks whose bodies look like a seventh grader's binder from metal shop?

Not really Tiger's type. Plus the whole Nazi thing.

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