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Talk show host David Letterman has been hit with criticism over jokes he made last week about Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and her daughter(s).

While Letterman has admitted that his comments were in poor taste, but were just jokes nonetheless, the former V.P. candidate has not backed off.

Neither have some of her supporters. A grass-roots campaign organized to get the late-night stalwart canned, FireDavidLetterman.com, is holding a rally outside Letterman's show at the Ed Sullivan theater tomorrow at 4:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Republican N.Y. State Assemblyman Brian Kolb, along with an attorney and radio host John Ziegler, the site also provides CBS contacts to whom people can complain about what many felt was a tasteless, potentially harmful quip.

"Firing Mr. Letterman would send a clear message that CBS will not tolerate any of its employees even an established media figure like Mr. Letterman making demeaning, degrading comments about women," Kolb wrote to CBS chief Les Moonves.

An accompanying Facebook group has about 1,800 members.

The campaign's supporters point to Don Imus and Howard Stern as examples of popular hosts who crossed the line - and were held accountable by employers.

According to TV Guide, Embassy Suites has pulled advertising on CBS because of complaints. The company was not an advertiser on The Late Show specifically.

Letterman made the offending joke on Tuesday's show, following a visit to New York by Sarah Palin during which she attended a Yankee game with Rudy Giuliani.

"One awkward moment for Sarah Palin at the Yankee game," Letterman said, "during the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez."

In addressing the controversy, Letterman says the outcry was due at least in part to a misunderstanding, as he intended the joke to be about Bristol Palin, 18.

Bristol Palin was very much knocked up by beau Levi Johnston last year, while in minor in fact. However, the Palin daughter at the ball game was Willow, 14.

The loudest response came from Sarah Palin herself.

She told Matt Lauer she didn't buy Dave's "convenient excuse," and said she would never let her daughter near him - implying he can't be trusted around girls.

Letterman clarified that he "would never made jokes about someone having sex with a 14-year-old girl," which Palin, who some believe is resorting to shameless attention-grabbing words and implications, and continues to accuse him of.

Whose side are you on?

 

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Putting to rest any ideas that their recent rendezvous in Vegas was a one-shot deal, The Hills star Audrina Patridge walked hand-in-hand with on-again Australian BMX-rider boyfriend Corey Bohan while on vacation in Mexico on Sunday.

Maybe it's his Aussie accent, or the fact that he rides bikes for a living, or the simple truth that he appears to not be a complete douche like Justin-Bobby.

Australian Audrina

Whatever it is, we like these two together:

Audrina and Corey frolic in the waves on a Mexican vacation.

After a brief time dating, she broke things off with Corey in favor of the aforementioned loser boyfriend. But having dumped J-Bobby for good, Audzo and Corey got cozy in Vegas last weekend, sparking rumors of a reignited romance.

Just hope Kristin Cavallari doesn't try to make a move on him. Give it time.

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Enjoying her brief time off in between UK Circus tour dates, Britney Spears took sons Sean Preston, 3 1/2, and Jayden James, 2 1/2, to Hamleys Toy Shop in London.

Talk about a cute picture, even if JJ is a tad old to be rocking the pacifier.

Then again, neither of K-Fed's sons were dropped on their heads at any point during the day, so we can consider the family outing a success. Team Britney!

Here's our girl with the cutest little tykes around ...

The recovering ringleader next hits the stage Wednesday in Manchester, England, before heading to Ireland and France as The Circus Starring Britney Spears rolls on.

So far, reaction to the singer's European tour has been mixed:

  • The Sun, under the headline "All A Brit Dull," called Britney Spears, who is dating her agent Jason Trawick, "completely uninspiring … just a girl walking around, flicking her hair and miming to some average pop songs."
  • The Daily Mirror, however, loved "Britney's Sexy Circus," saying anyone expecting a  wholesome-as-mom's-apple-pie image are in for a rude awakening!"
  • The Guardian opined that "there's something unsexy about all of it, possibly because of something weirdly characterless about the woman at its centre."
  • The Daily Mail, noting some of her well-documented troubles, praised the show and Spears for staging of one of pop's most "remarkable comebacks."
  • Daily Telegraph rock writer Neil McCormick writes: "Lipsynced, autotuned and double tracked, her vocals are as unashamedly pre-recorded as her backing tracks," calling it "the most perfectly plastic pop show ever staged." 

Her critics probably just haven't seen those clips of Sean Preston and Jayden James dancing. Now that would change the minds of even the most ardent haters.

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Newlywed Bruce Willis is celebrating his recent marriage to model Emma Heming with - what else - a kinky, S&M-themed “honeymoon” photo spread for W Magazine.

Britney Spears would be so proud.

“I went from ‘F*%k love’ to ‘Love is truly the answer,’” the actor said.“I spent the last 10 years single and, for the most part, unhappy. In a dark place. Then I started hanging around Emma, and on a day-to-day basis my life became much happier.”

Here's a hot shot of the happily married pair ...

Bruce and Emma Willis

Happy is not how we would describe W spread, where an occasionally topless Emma Heming drags a nearly naked Bruce Willis through a dimly-lit “honeymoon hotel.”

But really, whatever floats their collective boat is fine by us. Better that than becoming completely Twitter obsessed like Ashton and Demi, are we right? We are.

Emma then assumes full control of the situation while donning an odd costume. Poor Bruce, having to be subjected to such treatment. We feel for the guy.

Click to enlarge a couple of the strange pictures of the Willis duo in W below ...

  • Kinky Emma Heming Pic
  • Emma Heming Riding Bruce Willis
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To be honest, we're not sure how we feel about this.

This photo of the lead Black Eyed Pea from Allure magazine below is tastefully shot, and portrays the talented singer in a light in which we rarely see her. It's nice.

The star, whose real name is Stacey Ferguson, certainly wears that swimsuit well, but like we often see with Fergie fashion, the pic itself is just not doing it for us.

The photographer did the best he or she could with the subject matter, and the cover photo is slightly better, but what do you think? Does she hold Allure for you?

Fergie Topless

Would you hit it?

 

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Rihanna's appearance at Game Four of the NBA Finals Thursday caused quite a stir, and nearly resulted in a run-in with her embattled ex, Chris Brown, who was a front-row regular at the Orlando Magic-LA Lakers series and throughout the playoffs.

It turns out Rihanna attended the game because she's crushing on Rashard Lewis of the Magic, and she and Brown didn't cross paths, though they came close.

Into the Light

Last night's Game Five, however, was a different story. The two were sitting right next to each other ... or were they? Check out this photo from the game ...

Is this a photo of Chris Brown and Rihanna? Follow the jump and see ...

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Rapper Kelis claims her estranged rapper husband Nas has left her high and dry by not offering her a penny, even in the wake of her impending birth.

This is a big deal because, she says, "I have run out of money."

Kelis Picture

Kelis filed legal papers claiming that Nas isn't paying her support, pre-natal expenses - nothing, even though she claims he is obscenely rich.

The rapper's lawyer asked a judge to order Nas to pay support, both spousal and child, as well as all pregnancy-related expenses, half of the medical expenses after the kid is born, $3,500 for a nurse, and $20,000 for strollers and other supplies.

Kelis says, "My survival is based on [Nas'] will at this time. If he does not want to pay for an expense, it does not get paid."

Nas and Kelis married in 2003. The baby is due this month.

Kelis says she's entitled to maintain the lifestyle to which she became accustomed - five homes, flying first class, going out to fancy restaurants, etc.

"There were many expensive pieces [of jewelry] such as a princess-cut diamond tennis bracelet that was recently appraised for $190,000," she writes.

Even better, the "broke" Kelis states in her declaration that "My engagement ring is an approximately nine-carat cushion-cut diamond solitaire. I have numerous watches... such as Cartier, Rolex, Frank Muller and Chopard."

The two reportedly split over a Kelis sex tape ... or Nas cheating on her ... or the usual "irreconcilable differences," depending on what you read.

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The Teen Choice Awards are coming Monday, August 5, and as if this event weren't awesome enough, this year's will be hosted by none other than the Jonas Brothers.

And if that doesn't have you waiting to tune in already, wait until you see the celebs, movies and shows that are up for the prestigious awards themselves ...

  • The Twilight / New Moon franchise has garnered an impressive 12 nominations, including nods for Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner. The three of them better show up in person, that's all we've got to say.
  • In addition to hosting the festivities, The Jonas Brothers received a whopping nine nominations including: Choice Move: Music/Dance, Choice TV Actor: Comedy, Choice TV: Breakout Show and Choice Music: Love Song.

  • High School Musical 3: Senior Year and its cast have 10 nominations.
  • Gossip Girl and its smoking hot stars have 10 nominations as well.
  • Miley Cyrus has 10, including one for worst nose piercing. Just kidding.
  • Jamie Lynn Spears and Bristol Palin will duke it out in the brand new category of Choice Unwed Teen Pregnancy. We're only kidding again.
  • Perez Hilton is up for two awards somehow. Sadly, we're not kidding.

Who will take home the most surfboards? Ultimately, it is your call, teens. If you are 13-19 you can cast your votes and make your voice heard.

And you can vote every day via the awards' official site. Hit it.

  • Gossip Girl Meets Star Trek
  • Ed Westwick Pic

Which of these hotties do you most want to win an award?

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Spencer and Heidi Pratt made an unlikely new enemy in Al Roker, who had the misfortune of interviewing the gruesome twosome on Monday's Today show.

The Hills stars were grilled on their recent stint on NBC's I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, which they left for good after an extremely tumultuous week.

The once-portly weatherman couldn't hide his disdain.

After Heidi danced around a question of whether she was proud of her conduct on the show, Roker cut her off sternly: "No [the question is], are you proud of this?"

Al also told "villain" Spencer that most people think he's more like a "jerk."

After the interview, Roker continued to go off on Speidi via Twitter.

"Heidi and Spencer are an interesting couple. famous for... being infamous," he wrote. "Bad and vacuous behavior. I think we're at minute 11 of their 15."

Always one to make sure he gets the last word, Spencer Pratt hit back on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM radio show this morning with this hilarious response:

"Was the weatherman asking questions? I thought we were getting interviewed by Matt Lauer. We were thrown off that the weatherman was even trying to talk to Speidi."

His wife also had some choice remarks.

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Those that take issue with David Letterman mocking Bristol Palin need to hate the game, not the player.

Late-night talk shows exist for one reason: to make fun of those in the news.

Let's go back to 1995: One of Jay Leno's most famous skits was "The Dancing Itos." It was a comedy sketch that was based around lookalikes of those involved in the O.J. Simpson case, such as Judge Lance Ito.

Yes, Jay Leno made light of a double murder case. Not only was he never taken to task for it, audiences ate it up.

Meanwhile, just a few weeks ago, Conan O'Brien made this joke: "Sarah Palin is going to drop the first puck at the Philadelphia Flyers' hockey game. Then, Palin will spend the rest of the game trying to keep the players out of her daughter's penalty box."

That is FAR more offensive than anything Letterman said, as it uses a pejorative term for "vagina" and it doesn't mention Eliot Spitzer or Alex Rodriguez, the two men that were equally at the forefront of Dave's jabs.

But did Palin utter a word about it? Of course not. O'Brien only aired at 12:30 a.m. at the time. His ratings were puny.

Here's a way to kill a few hours: go search the Internet for jokes made at the expense of Jamie Lynn Spears and Miley Cyrus over the past couple of years on late-night television.

The point is simple: talk show hosts make fun of celebrities.

Bristol Palin is a celebrity; not because her mother ran for a political office, but because her mother approved of her appearance on the cover of People.

Sorry, but the moment Bristol's face appeared on the front of the world's leading tabloid, Gov. Palin could no longer claim that her family's private world was being invaded. She has chosen a public life for herself and her children and must live with it.

This is also why Palin's claim of a double standard does not hold any merit.

In her interview with Matt Lauer, the governor said everyone respects President Obama's pleas to leave his family alone, but the same standard does not hold for her.

This is a laughable comparison.

Sasha and Malia Obama are 7 and 10 years old, respectively. Let us assure any doubters out there: if either of them gets caught with a fake ID, drives drunk or gets pregnant as a teenager, every late-night host will be overflowing with jokes.

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