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Nigel Lythgoe may be back as the producer of American Idol, and he may openly desire Paula Abdul as a judge on the show, but this isn't going to happen.

The singer is under contract with CBS for a new show titled Got to Dance.

But Abdul did speak to TV Guide this week about her former home and answered questions about its judging predicament. Excerpts follow...

On Lythgoe: I have the utmost respect for Nigel. Him going back to American Idol  is in many ways a very big blessing. He's a wonderful producer and I'm taken by the kind words he had to say. I have tremendous respect for him.

On her Idol experience: I'll always be a fan of the show. I had an amazing time. To be part of something from the very beginning that grew into such a worldwide phenomenon is really awe-inspiring. It's going to go down in history. It's always wonderful to be part of something that's larger than you could have ever imagined.

Paula on Idol

Should Randy Jackson remain as a judge? I read this is Randy's last year under contract. I think it's important for people to have familiarity with someone. I haven't been able to ask Randy what it feels like, because it's not the time to ask him. Randy is a great guy - he really is. Everyone loves Randy!

On the Jennifer Lopez/Steven Tyler rumors: That's the legacy of the show that I get to feel a part of. It's a show that's going to go down in history. I'm just honored and blessed that I get to be a part of it. It has certainly allowed for so many wonderful times.

Hmmm... avoiding that question, Paula? Let's turn it over to THG readers: Do you wanna see J. Lo and Tyler as American Idol judges?

 

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The majority of THG poll respondents stand with Mel Gibson in his ongoing legal and custody battles with his controversial ex-girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva.

We're guessing her bodyguards don't read THG. Their loss.

In any case, the men who are currently protecting her - all U.S. military veterans - are coming to her defense and making it clear they're on Team Oksana.

If you missed it, Oksana alleges he abused her and their eight-month-old daughter, Lucia, in January. Authorities are investigating but haven't charged Mel.

Many are skeptical, but bodyguards believe her. The Bodyguard Group, a referral service for veterans, just posted the following statement on its site:

"The Bodyguard Group has reviewed both versions of events and ALL of our members agree that ONLY Oksana is being 100% honest... We ask that everyone support Oksana and take a stand against all men who abuse women and children."

While it's unusual for bodyguards who don't normally take sides to be so vocal, the post adds, "We could not keep silent after the abuse Oksana suffered."

It is unclear if any bodyguards are the witnesses her attorneys claim saw Mel hit Oksana, but they seem fairly certain the actor was abusive in some way.

Well? Changed your mind yet, Mel supporters?

 

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He might not be on the level of Eminem and Kanye West - both of whom released new videos this week, which you can view HERE and HERE - but David Archuleta possesses as loyal a fan base as any singer out there.

Those followers should be extra excited today, too, because the former American Idol runner-up has also come out with a video for his latest single.

It's titled "Something 'Bout Love" and will be included on Archie's new album, whose release date has been pushed back until October 5. Says David of the following video:

"[It's] about people who are feeling a little down and a little alone... and just feeling a little frustrated with love or their situation in life. Even though you might feel down with love, there's something about it you shouldn't give up on."

Watch, enjoy and comment on it below!

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Welcome to The Hollywood Gossip's Week in Review. Below, our staff looks back on the last seven days in celebrity news, gossip and rumors.

Visit our site daily and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for 24/7/365 updates. Now, for some of the top stories we covered this past week:

  • Mel Gibson's rage continues to be evident through voicemails, text messages and the like, but is Oksana Grigorieva stretching the truth? Investigators remain skeptical of her abuse claims, and the "evidence" she has to support them.
  • Lindsay Lohan is out of jail after just 13 days behind bars. So much for that 90-day sentence. She's now in rehab, reportedly being treated for drug and mental issues. If you missed the whole saga, here's a funny reenactment.
  • Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston broke off their second engagement in as many years amid rumors of him knocking up Lanesia Garcia and nailing Briana Plum. Bristol confirms that the wedding is off, and that she did the dumping.
  • It's Justin Bieber's world, in case you forgot. This week's conquests: A trip to CSI, a new music video, a 3D movie and a memoir. Phew! 
  • Speaking of CSI, Laurence Fishburne is not happy with daughter Montana.

We eagerly await Levi and Bristol's next engagement.

Congratulations to all the newlyweds!

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Another day, another random Lindsay Lohan fashion photo shoot.

This "artsy" shoot features the alleged actress writhing, squatting and trying to be sexy to promote a clothing line by ... herself! It's the 6126 Fall Lookbook shoot!

It's unclear if anyone actually buys Lindsay's clothes, but good for her!

The photos are sort of cool, and sort of hot ... yet almost as funny as this video of her recent incarceration. Because it's Lindsay, it's hard to take her seriously.

Maybe that's us, though. What do you think of her 6126 line? Something you would wear? Check out (and click to enlarge) the Lindsay Lohan pics below:

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As the weather heats up across the United States, the same can be said for the relationship between Mayra Veronica and Reggie Bush.

Simply put, a source tells Radar Online “they’re officially dating and it’s getting serious... Their feelings are getting stronger all the time.”

The pair met back in 2006 - and THG actually profiled Veronica three years ago, long before her and Bush were an item - but kept their contact to phone conversations while Reggie was dating Kim Kardashian.

But soon after this couple called it quits in March, the model and the running back started spending a lot of time together.

“Mayra doesn’t just want to be Kim’s replacement, she wants to make sure there is a special place in his heart just for her,” said the insider. "Mayra is ready for the real thing thing. I can see this blossoming into something special.”

So can we. After all, Veronica certainly possesses the traits Bush seems to look for in a companion. Click on the photos below and ask yourself: What do she and Kim have in common?

  • Mayra Veronica Pic
  • New Reggie Bush Girlfriend

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"I am not in porn to get into acting. I am in porn because I wanted to be in porn." - Montana Fishburne, a.k.a. Chippy D

Contradicting previous statements she's made about making her adult film debut to launch her career a la Kim Kardashian, Laurence Fishburne's daughter Montana now says she became a porn star at age 19 ... just because.

"Being in an adult film is not a big deal to me," Montana Fishburne tells People, claiming this has always been a dream (yikes). "It's something I always wanted to do. I have always been comfortable in my body and with my sexuality."

She's not hoping her adult film, which will be released by Vivid Entertainment August 10, will spawn a mainstream acting career. Probably a good thing, too.

Laurence Fishburne starred in Mission: Impossible III. Similarly, teenage daughter Montana Fishburne has set her sights on Missionary: Position.

"I had already filmed it by the time they knew so I didn't give them a chance to talk me out of it," she says of the Chippy D sex tape, which she made after turning 18 "so I could pursue what I want without being constrained by them."

Her father is understandably devastated, she confesses - and even offered to pay $1 million to Vivid to purchase ALL copies and block its shipment.

Unfortunately, according to a report on TMZ, his lawyer, Yale Galanter, got through to Vivid a little too late and the sex tapes had left the premises.

"I hear through relatives that he's upset but I haven't talked to him directly for him to tell me his feelings," Montana admits. "I hope it's not hurting him. This wasn't done to hurt him. I think it will take time and talking through the issues."

"Eventually, I hope he will be proud of me."

A rep for Laurence declined comment.

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Whoopi Goldberg is not the only person to despise Michaele Salahi.

Just one episode into The Real Housewives of D.C. on Bravo, the reality star's castmates are already talking badly about her and even making threats about future seasons.

Michaele Salahi, Husband

After Michaele and husband Tareq didn't appear at the show's season premiere party yesterday, Catherine Ommanney said: "I don’t want to see them; I don't want to talk to them. I don’t want to be associated with them."

Would she return for a second season if the Salahis were still part of the cast? "Absolutely, categorically, no. I'll have to have therapy the rest of my life to get over being associated with her."

Another Housewife, Lynda Erkiletian, shared a similar sentiment with Us Weekly: "I was very happy to hear that they had their own premiere party and would be attending that and not torturing us any more than they have in the past."

Meanwhile, Mary Schmidt Amons takes the side of Goldberg when it comes to the tiff between Salahi and The View. She says:

"I don’t think the Salahis are really good at saying they’re sorry to anyone. It’s not my place to judge. All I know is that the accusations coming forward from the Salahi camp are completely false. It was on camera, a 200-person audience - Whoopi was just trying to encourage her to get back on task to the question, just get back to the question and answer the question."

Hmmm... remember when Stacie Scott Turner said this version of the Housewives franchise would focus on sophistication over fighting? That was funny.

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We all know Robert Pattinson can act.

And give entertaining interviews.

And look handsome.

And glisten in the sunlight.

But this A-lister isn't satisfied with just those talents, as he also possesses a beautiful voice. It was on display during an episode of Songs from a Room, a London-based series that surprises people by having celebrities show up and sing. Watch Robert do just that below.

Can you top this, Taylor Lautner?!?

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Bristol Palin dumped Levi Johnston in large part because of her two-time ex-fiance's dalliances (real or rumored) with exes Lanesia Garcia and Briana Plum.

But a music video he was set to film for Brittani Senser's song "After Love" may have played a role in breaking off the engagement, and you sorta see why.

Brittani's music video involves a girlfriend's overbearing and manipulative mother, implications of blackmail, a forced breakup, a naked love romp, and so forth.

Sarah and Bristol Palin believe the video is directly (and inaccurately) based on them, and Levi was mocking the former Alaska Governor by participating.

Is that even true, though? Here are the details:

"Levi has just been stopped by a police officer," the script for the "After Love" video reads. "He didn't do anything wrong. This doesn't seem to matter though as the authorities basically harass Levi and provoke him to react."

Poor, unsuspecting Levi is then yanked from his car, searched and then, despite him being clean, is handcuffed and tossed in the back of a patrol car.

Levi, the police officer and the evil mother figure are later captured in an empty parking lot, setting up the blackmail portion of Brittani Senser's vid.

"Levi starts to yell at Brittani's mother," the script reads. "She just throws a thick manila envelope on the hood of the car. She tells him to open it."

"He opens it and immediately his face goes pale."

Possible parallels, sure. But is that really something to get worked up about? There's also a modest Levi-Brittani naked cuddle session, of course ...

"Levi strokes Brittani's hair, they intertwine fingers, they laugh, she kisses his shoulder, he runs his hand gently down her back," the script says.

Responsible for Bristol Palin dumping Levi or not, Senser supports her music video man - he will accompany her to the Teen Choice Awards Sunday.

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