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The Labor Day weekend arrest of San Diego Chargers star Shawne Merriman has seen comments from attorneys, police officials and even the Chargers GM A.J. Smith, but none of the parties actually involved had commented - until now.

Shawne Merriman sent a statement to FOX Sports regarding the incident that led to a "citizen's arrest" filed by reality TV star Tila Tequila against him. She says Merriman assaulted her, choked her and physically restrained her.

Merriman's side of the story? Tila Tequila, his girlfriend, was drunk and out of control, and he was only acting to keep her safe. His statement reads:

"On September 6, 2009 the San Diego Sheriff's Department responded to a citizen's complaint that was initiated by Tila Nguyen (a.k.a. Tila Tequila).

I was taken into custody based upon that complaint. At the time, I was concerned about her welfare given the intoxicated state she appeared to be in and I encouraged her to stay until safe transportation could be provided.

Shawne Merriman and Tila Tequila were/are apparently dating!

We would all do our best to help a friend if we considered their actions to be detrimental to their safety. I in no way caused any harm to Ms. Tila Nguyen.

However, paramedics were called and she was examined but no injuries were reported. She was released and has since returned to Los Angeles, California.

There have been no charges filed against me. I want to thank the San Diego Sheriff's Department for their professionalism. I will continue to cooperate fully.

I look forward to clearing my name regarding these false allegations. I want to put this behind me so I can focus on a successful season for the Chargers."

Neither Tila Tequila nor her reps wanted to comment ... well, except for by bombarding her Twitter page. Here's what she says about Shawne's allegations that she was drunk. No way that's possible, because, obviously:

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Oprah who? Rapper Ludacris has given away 20 cars to people who wrote in about their struggles to keep their jobs for a lack of their own wheels.

Ludacris said he was taken aback after reading thousands of essays by people struggling or unable to buy cars needed to get to work or find jobs.

The 31-year-old rapper felt he could step in and move them ahead, partnering with a suburban Atlanta dealership for Sunday's contest giveaway.

"People are getting laid off, and now are looking for jobs," Ludacris said. "To be efficient, you need some transportation of your own to get there."

"That's why I wanted to give back to those who need it."

Each of the used vehicles included free gas for 30 days. Winners were responsible for tags, registration, tax and insurance. About 4,000 contestants submitted a 300-word essay to the rapper's foundation, explaining why they deserved a car.

One of the most touching stories Ludacris read was by Mading Duor, who moved to the U.S. after his mother, father, and five brothers and sisters were killed in Sudan. His son was killed by a drunk driver in Atlanta a few years back.

"His story touched my heart," Ludacris said. "He's endured so much in his life and he's still here standing. I'm very proud to have helped him."

Duor, 33, has been able to keep a steady job at a school, but each day he felt stressed about how he was going to get to work. No longer.

"I'm so happy, I'm nervous," said Duor, who won a Nissan Maxima. "When I look at my new car, I say to myself, 'Is this really happening?'"

Crystal Beauford, 26, a single mom who takes the bus to work and school, now has a Saturn Ion. She has to learn to drive stick, but it's all good.

"This is going to help me so much," Beauford said. "It's a blessing."

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Actress Marley Shelton delivered daughter West Flynn on Sunday in L.A.

Adorable little baby West, who weighed in at 9 lbs. and 21 inches, is the first child for Marley Shelton and her husband, producer Beau Flynn.

"She's an absolutely miraculous, gorgeous bundle of pure love," Beau Flynn said in a statement. "Mother, father and baby are doing great."

The couple, who wed in 2001, announced the pregnancy in March.

Sin City sexpot Shelton recently starred in the CBS series Eleventh Hour and can now be seen in the film A Perfect Getaway, while Flynn's producing credits include Requiem for a Dream and The Exorcism of Emily Rose.

Congratulations to the new parents!

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Jon Gosselin is slamming ex-wife Kate yet again.

In a new except from his Good Morning America interview, which airs Tuesday, Jon Gosselin says it was the grating banshee's "constant verbal abuse" that ended their 10-year-marriage and that there's no going back after that.

"Our relationship will never be fixed," he said. "I don't trust her anymore. I was abused. I was beaten down. I'm not going back to that life style."

America's most eligible bachelor, who now says he's exclusive with Hailey Glassman, says he tried to make his marriage work through therapy.

Kate refused to go along with it, however.

Jon also took issue with stories Kate is "spinning" to the media and celebrity gossip sites about the collapse of their marriage and who's at fault.

"I wish to God she would speak from emotions," he said. She's not. Please. The stuff you tell me in private should be the stuff you tell me on TV."

Jon says the marriage reached a breaking point when he "stood up to Kate."

"In 10 years, I've never gone out. When she said, 'I don't want you going out,' I used to say, 'OK, I'm not going out.' I was very passive," Jon reflects.

When he finally went out one night, "It felt so good. I was beaten down for so long, I couldn't even make my own decisions. When I did, I was like, holy cow! You know? What's she gonna do? Divorce me? All right. Obviously. You know."

Rarely does one celebrity quote sum things up as perfectly as that.

Jon Gosselin says being married changed who he is. But no more.

"My mom and my brothers, they say to me, 'It's so good to have the real Jon back. It's so good to have the warm, loving, kind, caring person that we knew you when you were ... before you got married,'" the father of eight says.

He admits he's made mistakes, and "maybe it wasn't the best idea to go clubbing." But Jon says he is still "a real person with feelings" - and not just the kind of feelings he's demonstrated with so many mediocre girls of late.

Who sucks more?

 

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Last week, American Idol host Ryan Seacrest joked on his radio show that if he could use a taser on one reality star, he would choose Heidi Montag.

Naturally, her husband-pimp Spencer Pratt took exception to the remark and issued a statement to generate some free publicity defend her honor.

"I'm disgusted and horrified that Ryan Seacrest would find it amusing and entertaining to have his listeners call in about tasing anyone," he said.

"What's next, guns and knives? Waterboarding? It is irresponsible and offensive for someone with your platform to promote violence on this level."

"For someone who produces reality content for a living, I'm shocked that you would encourage people to tase reality TV stars. Would it be funny to you if one of your Kardashians got tased? Is that how you would treat your talent, Ryan?"

Ryan Seacrest, of course, produces Keeping Up with the Kardashians, starring Khloe, Kourtney and Kim. Eh, we'd live if one or all got tasered.

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Spencer Pratt is looking for a fight with Ryan Seacrest after a hilarious comment the American Idol host made. Heidi Montag could use a nice taser jolt, don'cha think?

Prior to his radio show, Seacrest Tweeted as a "funny topic" who you would most like to see tasered: Heidi Montag, Omarosa from The Apprentice, Tila Tequila (this was before Shawne Merriman choked her) and Daisy de la Hoya.

Not surprisingly, despite the formidable competition, Heidi won.

"Finding humor in violence is disgusting," Spencer Pratt added. "For someone who pretends to be mister clean-cut America, you should be ashamed. Any reasonable person knows that a taser isn't a Super Soaker and can cause immediate death."

Come on, Spencer. Brody Jenner was just fine the other night.

"I expect an apology not to just us, but to people everywhere for using your public voice to spread violence," Pratt concluded, his mission accomplished, similar to when he pretended to be offended by insults from Anderson Cooper.

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Less than three months away from the premiere of New Moon, the PR machine for this Twilight Saga sequel is about to go into mega-drive.

For example, set your DVR for this Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards, as a new trailer for the film will be aired.

Similarly, another poster for the wildly-anticipated movie has been released. This may be fan-made, it may be studio-sponsored, but one thing is clear:

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson look as hot as ever in it. Prepare to drool in 3... 2... 1...

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While one sister continues to make headlines for getting knocked up by her shady boyfriend; and the other siblings stays in the news for having large breasts, Khloe Kardashian has found a way to steal the spotlight for a week:

She's got a new man.

As reportedly earlier, Khloe is nailing Los Angeles Lakers power forward Lamar Odom.

The pair was spotted out together at West Hollywood club Guys and Dolls on Thursday night, dancing up a storm and displaying their affection publicly. The following evening, they had dinner with Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian, leading Kim to exclaim:

"He's a great guy!"

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Call us crazy, but Kim and Khloe Kardashian appear to be attracted to a certain type of man. [Photos: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

Odom, meanwhile, is as smitten with Khloe as teammate Kobe Bryant is of ball-hogging. He told Us Weekly:

"Khloe is smart and beautiful and that is very hard to find."

It's actually easy to find. She's on E! pretty much every second of every day.

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Kourtney Kardashian is pregnant. Maybe you've heard by now.

Now that we've kleared that up, on to today's breaking news.

The reality star's boyfriend, "entrepreneur" Scott Disick, has adjusted to her mood swings, which are par for the course when you're pregnant, says she.

"Scott keeps getting scared," says Kardashian, who totally wishes she were knocked up by this guy instead. "But he's great with my mood swings."

"He's just like, 'Take a deep breath.'"

"He heard that with the last three months [of a pregnancy] you have mood swings so he was joking, 'Oh, you're not going to believe the mood swings!"

We're not entirely sure what that quote is supposed to mean, but in any kase, the Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami star says everything is under kontrol.

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Scott Disick is adjusting well to the role of unwed baby daddy.

"If I'm just trying to pick a fight with someone and if I'm around Scott or my mom, then they'll probably get the worst of it," Kourtney konfessed.

"If someone is annoying me – usually my mom! – I'll call [my sister Khloe Kardashian] and it'll make me feel better because she'll agree with me."

As Kardashian's Christmas due date approaches, emotional rollercoaster and all, so does the impending news of the gender of Scott Disick love child.

"I'll know soon," she says excitedly.

Apart from being naturally curious, there's a practical reason to knowing whether she'll have a boy or a girl in light of the baby gifts she's receiving:

"How many yellow outfits do I need?" she says.

We eagerly await the answer to that rhetorical question for the ages. We expect the next bunch of pregnancy updates within the next day or so.

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It's nice to see that anorexic waif and sometime actress Lindsay Lohan is already displaying the natural maternal instincts passed down to her from mom Dina.

Lindsay brought her sister Ali Lohan, 16, into L.A. clubs this weekend, for the second time in a week. This time, the skank and skank-in-training hit up Teddy's.

How a 16-year-old gets into a club is beyond comprehension, but then again, this one dresses like a 40-year-old divorcee, so the bouncers were likely fooled.

Both Lindsay and her sis were dressed for attention, with Lindsay wearing a tight jumper and lots of makeup. Jailbait wore a vest as a shirt and booty shorts.

When the wild child and her sis came off the dance floor, Linds was chain smoking in the club, setting a bad example and breaking the law at the same time.

Way to go, LiLo.

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MASTER AND APPRENTICE: Lindsay Lohan is the epitome of a Hollywood train wreck, but she's seeing to it that little sister Ali, 16, follows in her troubled footsteps.

The highlight of the night for Lindsay and Ali? Bumping into actor Jason Segel of Forgetting Sarah Marshall, I Love You, Man and How I Met Your Mother fame.

Jason seemed a little embarrassed by the encounter but was gracious as the Lohans fawned all over him. So gracious that they left the club together after.

Reportedly, Linds and Ali partied at Adam Levine's until nearly 6 a.m. when they were spotted at the Chateau Marmont, with Jason getting out of the car.

No word on whether Lindsay's pad got robbed again while she was out all night, but since it's pretty much guaranteed she will be most nights, who knowd!

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It looks like a 911 call could help determine who's lying and who's telling the truth in the melee between Jayde Nicole, Brody Jenner and Joe Francis.

A bar fight went down 10 days ago after Joe Francis was harassing his ex, Abbey Wilson when Jayde threw a drink on him and all hell broke loose.

That's according to Brody Jenner, who punched Francis in the face, causing Francis' people (or someone, anyway) to respond with a taser on Brody.

Well, apparently at 8 p.m. the night after the fight, Abbey Wilson called 911, claiming that Joe Francis had sent over people to clean out her home.

Francis says assistant did indeed pay a visit to Wilson, along with three other dudes with a moving truck, and took furniture and other stuff away.

LAPD officers arrived and no arrests were made or charges filed, and they eventually allowed Francis' people to continue hauling away property.

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Did Joe ask Abbey to lie about what happened with Jayde and Brody?

Francis says he was frustrated Abbie Wilson was "lying" about what went down. A few hours before the movers arrived, Francis sent her a text "laying out what happened" (coaching a witness, according to how some look at it).

Whatever the reason, Abbey Wilson apparently wasn't biting.

Francis was pissed, because while he was dating Wilson he says he gave her a small fortune in material possessions, including the house she was living in.

Joe says if she was going to lie out of spite, he wasn't going to let Abbey keep those gifts. But would backing up Jayde Nicole and her story even be a lie?

Wilson feels Francis wanted her to lie about what happened because Francis could go back to jail if officials feel he violated the terms of his early release.

She claims she refused to lie, and that's when Francis retaliated by sending "the guys" over. It's looking like Jayde Nicole may be telling the truth here.

Whose side are you on?

 

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