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Nike's new Tiger Woods ad - released just hours before the golfer's return to the sport at The Masters - is a confessional, solemn and emotional commercial.

It's also an ad from a sponsor that pays him eight figures a year. Tiger himself says not a single word in the spot, but his melancholy stare speaks volumes.

His late father, Earl Woods, Tiger's mentor (and a known philanderer himself), narrates the Nike commercial, thanks to excerpts from a previous interview.

With the golfer stoic in black and white, Earl's voiceover says: "Tiger, I am more prone to be inquisitive, to promote discussion. I want to find out what your thinking was. I want to find out what your feelings are, and ... did you learn anything?"

Words that come to mind include "moving," "strange," "creepy," "bizarre" and "genius." It may be a little of each. Nike is clearly seeking to humanize its poster boy, but is this a tactless way of doing it? Is it really just a means of salvaging its own brand?

Check it out below and see what you think ...

While Elin Woods isn't putting out for Tiger, Nike clearly is when it comes to resurrecting his tarnished image. You'd almost think he were the victim here.

Thoughts? Tiger Woods' new ad for Nike is ...

 

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Recent reports claim that Whitney Houston canceled the European leg of her tour because of illness.

But those that spotted the singer at the Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles on March 10 say there's a different reason behind Houston's change of plans: she's back on drugs.

Whitney Houston Photograph

This should come as no surprise to anyone that watched Whitney sing in Australia a couple months ago. It was an absolute trainwreck.

Now, according to some dude named Marlon David, Houston has a serious problem - and it was on full display at the aforementioned hotel's bar. Appearing disheveled and walking in with ex-husband Bobby Brown, Whitney allegedly screamed “I want a f*ckin’ drink!”

From there, David recounts to In Touch Weekly:

“I saw her pull a plastic bag out, put a folded bill to her nose and discreetly snort a line from it of what to me certainly looked like cocaine. She’s extremely thin and looks like a disaster. She’s a hot mess.”

How did Brown react to this scene? He was actually disgusted by it, David said:

"He had so much trouble trying to control her. He tried to make her leave, but she wouldn’t. She started yelling his name loudly and calling him a stupid son of a bitch, and he told her to shut the f*ck up.”

This is all very sad, really. Back when Whitney sang "I Will Always Love You," who could have guessed she was addressing it to drugs and alcohol?

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Phew. That was close.

Due to a collective, nationwide brain fart, Michael Lynche found himself in the bottom three last night on American Idol. Once Aaron Kelly was deemed safe, Lynche then found himself in the bottom two alongside Andrew Garcia - and then the bottom one!

Granted, Big Mike's rendition of "Eleanor Rigby" on Tuesday was overblown and far from his best. But, unlike viewers around the country, the judges were willing to give Lynche another shot: they unanimously voted to save him from elimination.

Think they made the right call?

Huge Mike

The excitement, and flamboyance, on American Idol will be ratcheted up next week: Adam Lambert will mentor the contestants.

Regarding anyone's fears, Adam Tweeted this week: "Don't worry America: I will be beyond family friendly. Relax and enjoy. For Your Entertainment."

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A man of his word, Jon Gosselin made good on a threat to file legal papers asking a Pennsylvania judge for primary custody of his children with Kate Gosselin.

Jon also wants the child support order that is currently in place - in which the huge douchebag is on the hook for a huge sum every month - reviewed by the judge.

Jon claims the arbitrator in the divorce "failed to take into consideration the numerous factors provided for by the law in PA." Such as Jon being a broke loser?

His lawyer, Anthony F. List, said earlier this week that Kate is an "absentee mom" and that her being on Dancing with the Stars is the latest, flagrant example.

Team Kate hit back that Jon's attempt to win custody is "pathetic."

The worst part about this custody fight? Someone has to win.

Mark Momjian, her attorney, hit back at him, saying Jon's motives are transparent: "He's never questioned her ability to provide for their children. He's out of the limelight, while 23 million people are watching Kate on Dancing with the Stars."

Way to get in an irrelevant dig there about who's more famous.

Momjian adds, more validly, how it's ironic that Kate is effectively the breadwinner, but when she goes to earn a living he then says she's not caring for the kids.

The lawyer defended Kate's parenting and says the legal documents filed by Jon are so "incoherent" and flawed that he expects the judge to throw the case out.

Momjian says that Jon Gosselin, who owes $20,000 a month in support and may be simply looking for a way to circumvent that, is out for Jon alone, adding:

"Do I think his motivation is the children's best interest. Squarely no."

Who should have custody of the Gosselin children?

 

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Don't hate Gisele Bundchen because she's beautiful. Or because she's rich. Or because she's married to the one of the most successful athletes in sports history.

Okay, maybe hate Gisele Bundchen just a little bit.

But also admire this gorgeous model for her beauty and her career. Just six weeks after giving birth, she's the new face and body of Brazilian clothing company Colcci. How did she lose the weight so quickly?

Unlike Kourtney Kardashian and Kendra Wilkinson, she isn't telling the supermarker tabloids. She's just showing herself off in the photos below..

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Working hard to revive her career, Jennifer Lopez says she'll always be Jenny from the Block, as her annoying, self-serving song told everyone many years ago.

"I guess in a way parts of me are going to be different, but in general I’m still the same girl from the Bronx who had big dreams," Lopez says in the latest issue of Redbook.

Over the last couple months, J. Lo has guest-hosted Lopez Tonight and taken the Saturday Night Live stage. She'll soon star in The Back-Up Plan and will also appear on Glee this spring. Will it be enough to make her an A-lister again?

Lopez claims she doesn't care: “I always wanted to be great at what I did - that’s what drove me... I never thought about money or fame, and I never really thought that would happen to me. All that was just a by-product.”

The issue above goes on sale April 20.

In the interview, Lopez also touches on motherhood, saying:

“I can’t help but be a different person now that I’ve had kids. That really does change your whole perspective on life for the better. I definitely feel like I’ve grown up."

Do you wish to see J. Lo back on top of the music and acting world? She's the only artist to ever have a simultaneous number-one album and number-one movie at the box office. Those days feel like a generation ago, don't they?

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Jesse James has finally found something he and Sandra Bullock can agree on - and a piece of gossip pertaining to him that he can actually deny.

There is no Jesse James sex tape or tapes. Period.

Bullock denied it earlier this week after Internet reports surfaced that her cheating husband had starred in at least a dozen homemade sex tapes.

And Nazi videos, which would be more credible.

James has now shot down the story too, claiming he has never been in any sex tapes with any other women, with or without Nazi-themed attire.

Jesse James may be a serial cheater, but at least he didn't film any of it while he was wearing that Nazi hat. That must make Sandra feel so much better, right?

"The claims of sex tapes are untrue and completely fabricated," says a rep for James. Well, thanks for clearing that up, Mr. Upstanding Citizen.

No denials of his cheating have been issued, it's worth mentioning, only a vague, Tiger-esque apology for hurting his family via unnamed acts.

Michelle "Bombshell" McGee, Melissa Smith and Brigitte Daguerre have all been linked to Jesse James, as has a fourth, anonymous mistress.

Bullock has yet to separate from James, although you would have to think it's just a matter of time. What do you think Sandra should do?

 

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Their relationship has been as up-and-down as that of Reggie Bush and Kim Kardashian.

But Prince William and Kate Middleton got back together last year, and a new report suggests they won't be breaking up ever again.

According to TheDailyBeast.com, the prince will likely propose to his girlfriend this summer.

"A high-placed source in royal circles tells me that two days in June have been mysteriously blocked out on the palace diaries — June 3 and 4," said Tina Brown, who runs The Beast and has written a biography Princess Diana.

Prince and Kate

Brown adds that a wedding would follow in November, the timing of which makes sense because:

"Philip will be 90 in June 2011, and the Queen celebrates her diamond jubilee — 60 years on the throne — in February 2012. Their closeness to their grandson, especially Philip, makes them eager, I am told, to see William settled in matrimony."

Last summer, other sources echoed this sentiment, stating that William and Kate would be headed down the aisle some time in the next two years. Might that time be near?

If so, expect a wedding that would make Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom's look like a small affair.

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With the prestigious Masters tournament set to commence this morning and himself teeing off at 1:42 p.m., golf great Tiger Woods is finally back on course.

Well, mostly.

Elin Nordegren Woods, Kids

Although he is back to competitive golf this week for the first time since his sordid sex scandal began to unfold four months ago, wife, Elin Woods is absent.

"Elin's not coming this week, no," Tiger told reporters at his press conference in Augusta, Ga., clearly uncomfortable dealing with the topic of his marriage.

This isn't to say Elin Woods is totally opposed to his much-anticipated comeback, but she's also not entirely thrilled by it, given the state of their home life.

We can't imagine there are many smiles in Islesworth these days.

"She's happy this will take some of the heat off her," a source says.  "But at the same time, she would rather Tiger focus on himself, family and treatment."

Things are complicated at home, too. As the couple continues to work on their marriage of five years, "She will likely stand by her man," the insider says.

Just don't expect to get any for a long, long, long time. Especially not if new mistresses like Raychel Coudriet keep coming out of the woodwork even now.

"She's still embarrassed," a source says of Elin, who has endured tales of more than a dozen Tiger affairs. "And they definitely have not been intimate yet."

Good to see the chastity belt of spikes is still in effect.

Elin Woods standing by her cheating man is ...

 

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Having just arrived in Miami for Season 2, the cast of Jersey Shore wasted little time before hitting up South Beach for their first night of partying this week.

J-Woww, Snooki, The Situation et al partied at a bar on Ocean Drive. They then headed to B.E.D., a trendy restaurant/club where patrons eat on large beds.

Perfect for The Situation, as that's where he's looking to end up at all times with whatever chick comes his way. Attractiveness is preferred, not required.

B.E.D. has been a mainstay of the South Beach scene for years and regularly attracts visiting celebrities ... or even the Jersey Shore cast for that matter.

The crew gets their stroll on before a night of partying.

The MTV band of self-proclaimed guidos arrived this week and moved into their new space on the south end of South Beach, just one block off the ocean.

The Situation has already been flashing his abs around town and everyone has already started their infamous tanning ... gym and laundry too of course.

J-Woww and The Situation hosted a party at South Beach’s Mansion nightclub last year and drew a huge crowd. Nothing like they'll be seeing this spring.

No word yet on whether they'll be getting any new roommates.

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