Welcome to THG's Week in Review! Below, our staff takes a look back at the stories, stars and scandals that made this week the most memorable all month.

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Negotiations continue in an effort to forestall the great federal government shutdown of 2011, but both parties continue to dig in their heels in D.C.

With all the rhetorical arguments, the finger pointing and buzzwords surfacing around this potentially cataclysmic event, it's easy to get confused.

Posted in: Politics

The feeling may not be reciprocal here, but that's nice at least.

While out at The Grove in Los Angeles yesterday, a photographer caught up with Dr. Conrad Murray, who is awaiting involuntary manslaughter charges in the death of Michael Jackson, and asked about the late King of Pop's offspring.

Posted in: Michael Jackson

Charlie Sheen and his #winning ways are coming to a city near you. And also to Law & Order: Criminal Intent, when Jay Mohr channels the warlock.

According to Deadline, a classic ripped-from-the-headlines episode later this season will star Mohr as a Hollywood celebrity and bad boy, Nyle Brite.

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Peyton Manning and his beautiful wife, Ashley Manning, just became the proud new parents of twins - a boy and a girl - according to reports!

The 35-year-old quarterback welcomed son Marshall Williams Manning and daughter Mosley Thompson Manning on March 31 in Indianapolis.

Posted in: Celebrity Babies

File this under News You Didn't Expect When You Got Up This Morning But Still Aren't Shocked By At ALL: Allen Iverson went OFF on the cops last week!

After a car belonging to him was pulled over for a traffic violation last week, the former NBA star told the officer, "Take the vehicle, I have 10 more."

Posted in: Celebrity Scandals