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After affairs, scandals and months of speculation, the 10-year marraige of Jon & Kate Plus 8 stars Kate and Jon Gosselin appears to have come to an end.

Documents to initiate a legal separation of the Gosselins were filed at the Bucks County Courthouse in Doylestown, Penn., Monday afternoon, People reports.

Fans who have watched the couple's popular TLC show – or read the voluminous coverage of the Gosselins' marriage woes in the press – will not be surprised.

Reports that Jon Gosselin is a cheater first arose in February.

The father of eight was seen in the company of young women during a solo visit to see his mother, who was recuperating from surgery, in Huntingdon, Pa.

The couple attempted to quash the rumors, but in May, the scandal erupted when Deanna Hummel, 23, was spotted driving Jon's car home from a bar (above).

When the fifth season of the Gosselins' show premiered May 25, the couple admitted to having problems and not knowing where their relationship was headed.

"Parents of multiples have triple the divorce rate," an introspective Kate Gosselin lamented through tears and her reverse-mullet-dead-porcupine-weave hair.

"I thought we would beat that. I don't know if I can say that anymore."

TLC promotions of the hit series have been promising a major announcement about the family in this evening's "special" episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8.

Guess we can skip it now, but if you are still inclined to watch the family crumble before your eyes, follow the jump for a preview of tonight's episode:

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Chris Brown has copped a plea bargain in his assault and criminal threats case and will not serve time in jail, as per an agreement reached just moments ago.

Rihanna was in court today but the plea was announced before the preliminary hearing even took place, so she did not testify. The details on Brown's deal:

  • Chris Brown will spend 180 days in a labor diversion program in Virginia, where he lives. This is a step tougher community service - Brown must do regimented, hard labor (like highway cleanup) during that time, but may live at home.
  • He will work eight hours a day during that span (1,440 hours total).
  • He received five years probation for felony assault. He must return to court every three months for a status report during those five years. If Brown in any way violates probation, he could get up to four years in prison.
  • He must enroll in a domestic violence counseling program.
  • He must stay completely clear from Rihanna at all times. If they are at the same public events, he still must keep 10 yards' distance.
  • As Chris Brown has pleaded guilty to the felony assault charge, he is a convicted felon who loses the right to vote or carry a gun.


The judge presiding over the case said she wanted to make sure Chris Brown "was treated as any other person who comes through this court."

Do you agree with the punishment?

 

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Confirming a previous report, Jessica Simpson will headline a new reality show called The Price of Beauty, in which the singer will travels around the world in search of the kinds of things people find beautiful and why, VH1 announced.

Asked to do a show about true beauty, Simpson - who endured some solid bullying in January for performing live after letting herself go / squeezing that a$$ into a pair of unflattering mom jeans - said she was "immediately intrigued."

"I have always believed that beauty comes from within and confidence will always make a woman beautiful, but I know how much pressure some women put on themselves to look perfect," Joe Simpson's cash cow said in a statement.

"I am looking forward to discovering how beauty is perceived in different cultures and participating in the crazy things people do to feel beautiful. I know we will all learn so much on this journey and I am so excited that VH1 is coming along."

Jessica Simpson and her girls are headed back to TV.

Added Jeff Olde, EVP, VH1 Original Programming & Production: "Perhaps more than any other pop culture figure on the radar today, Jessica Simpson has been the target of our obsession with beauty on both sides of the equation."

"She is a woman who can set trends and create firestorms with a single photo. We could not be more thrilled that Jessica gets to take control of that conversation and take a look at the idea of beauty through her unique, unfiltered lens."

We're excited to listen to her read cue cards and perform stupid stunts, too. Gosh, this sounds like a slam-dunk. Way to go, VH1 production department!

Shooting begins in mid-July, with the show airing sometime next year. The singer and her pimp, father Joe Simpson, will serve as executive producers.

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In light of Susan Boyle's occasional breakdowns over the last few weeks, many have questioned the handing of the former Britain's Got Talent finalist.

Among the critics? Simon Cowell, who penned an editorial this week in UK's Daily Mail. In the excerpts from it below, the judge summarizes his own regrets and his own reactions to the Scottish singer...

On the handling of Boyle: I'm the first to hold my hands up and admit I've made mistakes. Looking back on it all, it has become clear to me that we didn't handle the situation with Susan as well as we could have.

On original impressions: She seemed fine with all the attention - I thought she was utterly charming and really thrilled about what happened. I thought, perhaps naively, that she was in control... I thought whatever happens, we have changed this lady's life.

On seeing Boyle's reaction to her Britain's Got Talent loss: I looked over at her face and thought: 'Christ, she doesn't know how to deal with not winning.' It was a bad moment. Afterwards, I went over and gave her a hug and tried to reassure her... we agreed that we would work together; that it wasn't the end of the road for her.

On not changing the show's format around: There is no easy way of achieving fame, and no guaranteed or trusted way of dealing with it. Who has the right to ban Susan Boyle, or anyone like her, from trying to sing her way out of one life and into another?... There have been problems, but I think overall it is a positive experience for her. I'm glad we gave her this opportunity.

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Early this morning, an altercation between Perez Hilton and will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas led to an arrest - and left both parties steamed and pointing fingers.

Well, a video of the incident that ended with an assault on Perez Hilton has now surfaced - and the blogger clearly be heard calling will.i.am a "f**king f*ggot."

Here's the video of the Perez Hilton-will.i.am altercation ...

The footage begins in the middle of the verbal altercation outside an after-party for the MuchMusic Awards in Toronto, Ontario.

This is moments after Perez says will.i.am went after him like a "heat-seeking missile" and unleashed a verbal tirade.

With a crowd surrounding Perez, will.i.am and the Peas' manager Polo Molina, the guys argue back and forth for about a minute, until Perez tells will.i.am:

"You're not a f**king artist ... you're a f**king f*ggot!"

Classy.

The scene suddenly turns chaotic - and in the mess someone punches Perez in the face. Polo Molina was arrested for the alleged assault, for which Hilton initially blamed will.i.am.

Check out Perez's nearly 12-minute version of the events you see above, and leading up to the confrontation, and will.i.am's statement on the events as well.

Also, pick your side in our poll ...

What do you think? Convinced? Not? Is Perez just sticking up for himself or did he get what he deserved last night? Choose your side!

 

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Sigh. We feel like we've been used.

Somewhere, Al Roker probably does too.

Not that it would be the first time, but it looks like Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag have played America - and the press - like a tune.

Having quit I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here multiple times, and having threatened to sue the show after their "final" departure - the gruesome twosome from The Hills is headed back to the show's Costa Rica set as we speak.

Flyin' first class like a true pimp and his high-class ho, natch.

'CELEBRITY' RETURN: Speidi is getting ready for another comeback!

Not that we should be surprised. We are fools if we believe Spencer and Heidi would ever turn their back on attention, or do anything without being calculating.

After all, any publicity is good publicity, especially when you are a couple of dingbats who are famous simply for being famous and generating publicity ... some of which is just you bragging about how famous you are.

It's Speidi's world. We just write about it.

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Feeling the pinch from rescuing myriad financial and automobile companies, it looks like the U.S. Government is asking for a bailout of its own - from Kevin Federline.

K-Fed is gonna have to spend some of his babysitting money to pay the IRS - something most of us do on time to begin with, and isn't really that difficult, is it?

The IRS has slapped a lien on Federleezy to the tune of $14,371 in back taxes. And despite falling off the map since 2006, it's not like he's not makin' any bank.

Federline is pulling in $20,000 most months - and $30,000 this months, with Britney Spears on tour - for babysitting their kids, Sean Preston and Jayden James.

Federleaze

Our advice to K-Fed? Knock up Victoria Prince as soon as possible, then get child support from her to watch the kid. She must make some money playing volleyball ... right? Actually, better find and impregnate some rich chick instead.

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Hugh Hefner threw his teen, twin girlfriends Karissa and Kristina Shannon a little soiree on Friday night to celebrate their special July/August Playboy photo spread.

Showing that there is plenty of Hefner's money to go around are no jealousy issues at all, Hef's #1 girlfriend Crystal Harris also came out to support the twins.

Shannon Twins Nude

The naked spread was the Playboy debut for Karissa and Kristina Shannon, who dressed in matching getups and partied the night away as usual to celebrate.

Who would you rather ...

 

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A chipper Jon Gosselin spent his weekend eight-deep in kids, which is par for the course for the guy - but this time, wife Kate Gosselin was nowhere to be found.

It's a scenario he may be getting used to.

While celebrating Father's Day at home, Jon and his twins and sextuplets enjoyed a nice, relaxing day playing in the front yard of their Reading, Pa., home.

In between the usual bike rides, lacrosse games and trips riding around the yard on an ATV, Jon walked to his fence and signed autographs for fans.

"Jon was in a great mood," a source told E! News.

The usually reserved Jon answered some questions for media near the home, confirming that injured son Aaden cut his head and had the wound glued shut.

Bandage-free Aaden was playing in the yard with his dad Sunday.

When asked if he was moving to New York City, he said, "You'll have to watch the show," referring to the big Jon and Kate announcement on tonight's show.

Asked about Kate's whereabouts, Jon simply responded "I don't know."

If tonight's "very special" episode of Jon and Kate Plus 8 goes the way we expect it will, he'll be able to answer that way indefinitely soon enough.

He was not asked if scenes from tonight's show will include little Mady being denied water and calling the mulleted one mean, or Kate spanking Leah.

Click to enlarge more pictures of Jon and the kids ...

Jon Gosselin Shirtless
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Farrah Fawcett is fighting for her life, but longtime partner Ryan O'Neal told ABC news that "I've asked her to marry me, again, and she's agreed."

"We will, as soon as she can, say yes," O'Neal, 68, says of Fawcett, his companion since 1980. "Maybe we can nod her head," he said, laughing.

Luisana Loreley Lopilato de la Torre and Michael Buble

"I used to ask her to marry me all the time," O'Neal said for an interview with Barbara Walters, scheduled to air Friday on ABC's 20/20.

"But it just got to be a joke, you know. We just joked about it."

But now with Farrah Fawcett, 62, in a state of deteriorating health thanks to her cancer, "I promise you, we will," says Ryan O'Neal. "Absolutely."

Regarding dress for their upcoming wedding ceremony, the still-jocular Ryan O'Neal plans to look "like a gigolo. You know? And the little thin mustache and slicked-back hair. I don't know. We have fun, we tease about that."

We just hope son Redmond O'Neal gets out of jail in time to see it.

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