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Marshawn Lynch takes many hits as a running back for the Buffalo Bills. But it's an alleged hit he doled out - with his car - that's landed the NFL star in hot water.

The troubled athlete is being sued by Kimberly Shpeley, a woman who claims he ran her over during an alleged drunken hit-and-run incident back in 2008.

In the lawsuit, filed in Erie County Court, Shpeley claims Lynch was drunk when he got behind the wheel of his Porsche Cayenne in Buffalo late one night.

She says he struck her as she was attempting to cross the street. The 23-year-old ended up joining our celebrity mug shots gallery, as you can see ...

Marshawn Lynch Mug Shot

Marshawn Lynch is being sued over an alleged hit-and-run.

Marshawn Lynch was investigated for the incident, but ultimately reached a deal with prosecutors that kept him out of jail and eligible for football season.

Whether that ended up being good for the Bills or fantasy owners is subject to interpretation, of course. Dude sucked this year and Buffalo went 6-10.

The only criminal charge Fred Jackson's backup pleaded guilty to was "failure to exercise due care toward a pedestrian." He had to pay a $100 fine.

We're guessing Kimberly Shpeley is seeking slightly more in damages for the "severe personal injuries" she says she suffered as a result of his actions.

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The Grey's Anatomy cast just keeps getting bigger.

With today's news that Kim Raver, a.k.a. Dr. Teddy Altman, has been promoted to a full-time star, the ABC medical drama now boasts 14 series regulars.

What does Kim's signing mean for Katherine Heigl's long-term status at Seattle Grace? And what about Cristina (Sandra Oh) and Owen (Kevin McKidd)?

Katherine has already missed numerous episodes this season, both for shooting movies and maternity leave. But she remains under contract ... for now.

Kim Raver is picking up Katherine Heigl's Grey's Anatomy slack.

On the romance front, Kevin (Owen) and Sandra (Cristina) are shooting romantic scenes together for new episodes, so Kim might be the odd girl out.

She'll be a force to be reckoned with on the show in general, though. Raver will appear in all but one of the 12 episodes left in the current sixth season.

This season has been a transitional one at Grey's Anatomy, with Katherine Heigl and Ellen Pompeo missing huge chunks of time and T.R. Knight gone.

At the same time, new characters have been introduced that have helped fill the void and turn the long-running show into more of an ensemble effort.

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Warning: if you don't watch the HBO show True Blood, you might wanna go check out Tiger Woods' shirtless Vanity Fair cover. This post isn't for you.

Second warning: if you don't watch the HBO show True Blood, something might be seriously wrong with you. It's awesome!!!

While the drama doesn't return for a third season until this summer, its casting director has been hard at work. The series has added new names to its cast over the last month; and, of even more interest to viewers, major new characters.

True Blood Poster

First, Joe Manganiello is coming on board as Alcide. He's a werewolf that's expected to turn the Sookie/Eric/Bill love triangle into a four-sided shape of some kind. Perhaps a rhombus.

Earlier today, meanwhile, Kevin Alejandro was announced for the role of Jesus. The actor, best known for a recurring role on Southland, will get involved with everyone's favorite blood-selling homosexual, Lafayette.

Other season three additions include: Denis O'Hare, Marshall Allman, Theo Alexander, Grant Bowler, and Lindsay Pulsipher. For the latest True Blood spoilers, visit our friends at TV Fanatic.

To catch up on this thrill ride of a series, visit your Netflix queue.

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It's pathetic, but true: Rod Blagojevich really is among the cast members on this season of Celebrity Apprentice.

Isn't it nice to see NBC rewarding a crooked politician? What's next, Tom DeLay on Dancing with the Stars? Oh, wait. That already happened.

Earlier today, Donald Trump confirmed the cast of the upcoming reality competition, which kicks off on March 14. It will be a battle of the sexes, with the women's team comprised of:

Sharon Osbourne, Cyndi Lauper, Holly Robinson Peete, Selita Ebanks, Carol Leifer, Maria Kanellis, and Summer Sanders. They'll take on this group of washed of male celebrities:

Blagojevich, Bret Michaels, Darryl Strawberry, Sinbad, Goldberg, Michael Johnson, and Curtis Stone.

Celebrity Apprentice Cast

You won't believe this, but Trump thinks the season will be the best of all-time. In a statement, he said:

"This season of Celebrity Apprentice is going to be fantastic. The list of celebrities we have this season is outstanding and the show will really resonate with our core viewers and fans. I expect this season of Celebrity Apprentice to be the best one yet."

Will you tune in for Celebrity Apprentice?

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Just so everyone's clear on the progression of events here:

  • Michael Lohan has a bro-mance with Jon Gosselin, who he offers to "rep" for appearances on The Insider, and secretly records all phone calls with.
  • Michael plays matchmaker, introducing Jon to Kate Major, a reporter for Star.
  • Kate quits her job to be with the newly-single Jon, who quickly dumps her.
  • Michael and Kate both testify against Jon in TLC's lawsuit against him.
  • Michael Lohan and Kate Major get matching tattoos and begin dating!
Michael Lohan and Kate Major

An inevitable couple made in fame whoring heaven.

If you're baffled as to how anyone could date Michael Lohan, we're with you. Although this girl quit her job to be with freaking Jon Gosselin. This is kind of a lateral move.

According to Radar Online, the two left no doubt they're a couple during an excursion on Long Island. You can read the article here if you're interested in the gory details.

We suggest you wear a cup, Kate. We're just saying.

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The Tiger Woods scandal continues to fascinate, even with little or no new details surfacing in weeks. See this month's shirtless Tiger Woods Vanity Fair cover.

We suppose, given that this was one of the most shocking celebrity scandals of the decade - nay, the millennium - it may fuel celebrity gossip for some time.

Tiger and Charlie Woods

In addition to "raw" and "never-before-seen" photos by Annie Liebovitz (taken before the scandal), Vanity Fair features a essay by sportswriter Buzz Bissinger.

The Friday Night Lights author reflects on a fall from grace unlike any before in American sports. Anything new? Not really. Compelling writing? Absolutely.

Hey, he may be in seclusion somewhere (Arizona, Florida, NYC's Trump Tower, etc.), but who needs new stories when they can ogle Tiger Woods shirtless.

Of the Vanity Fair cover photo, Liebovitz says she captured the "intensely competitive athlete" in what turned out to be a state of "prophetic isolation"...

Tiger Woods, shirtless, pumps iron in a photo taken before his sex scandal erupted. Nowadays he is better known for pumping mistresses. Sorry. It's a slow news day.

How the mightiest of athletes has fallen in the past month. Of the 33-year-old golfer's incredible demise, at least in the world of public opinion, Bissinger writes:

"In the end it was the age-old clash of image versus reality. [Tiger Woods] deluded himself into thinking he could be something that he wasn’t: untouchable."

"The greatest feat of his career is that he managed to get away with it for so long in public, the bionic man instead of the human one who hit a fire hydrant."

That's hard to argue with.

Although if he convinces Elin Woods to stay married to him when the scandalous dust finally settles, that would arguably rank #2. Or a close #3 behind his 14 majors.

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Way to go, In Touch.

We've seen plenty of ridiculous tabloid covers in our day, and comparatively speaking, this one isn't as bad as many in terms of flat-out lies.

However, referencing Brittany Murphy's "final interview" as an exclusive when it wasn't and taking some quotes out of context? Nice work!

Brittany, who passed away of cardiac arrest on December 20, did in fact talk in an actual interview about what she wants in her "next life."

This is, however, an expression many people use, and was not meant to suggest she thought she'd be dying anytime soon. Come on guys.

Brittany Murphy Cover

HER LAST INTERVIEW: To a huge crowd of reporters. At a premiere. Chilling, indeed. The smile on her face was just a facade, masking her eerie "final words."

Also, in the interview, any references to anorexia, God and feeling incomplete are all in appropriate context - if the topics even come up in the first place.

Trying this hard to cash in a non-suspicious celebrity death? Pretty weak, In Touch. Stick to tall tales about Angelina Jolie's revenge pregnancy next time.

That, or take the opposite approach and flat-out suggest that Simon Monjack drugged Brittany. Some people would believe it, and you'd sell more copies!

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Considering his history of drugs and a rumored addiction to pornography, it didn't come as a shock to many that Charlie Sheen would be involved in a scuffle with his wife.

But there's one person that didn't see this alleged side of the actor coming: his ex-girlfriend, Heather Hunter.

“He was a gentleman,” the former adult star said in a recent interview. “I think with life, people see the good side and the bad side of certain people. I never saw the [bad side] of him. I guess it was a fortunate thing.”

Hunter met Sheen at a party in 1994 and enjoyed a brief fling with him. She's truly taken aback by his alleged incident with wife Brooke Mueller:

“It’s crazy because Charlie has had domestic problems and was violent, but I didn’t see that crazy side,” adding that The Two and a Half Men star is “really nice, concerned and compassionate.”

Hunter's advice for Mueller, and any womean going through this sort of situation?

“If someone hits you or hurts you in some way... they’ll do it again.”

We're glad Rihanna has come to that realization finally. We hope everyone else out there does, too.

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Gilbert Arenas of the Washington Wizards is known as Agent Zero, a nickname presumably derived his uniform number ... or his total number of brain cells.

The NBA star is in legal hot water after a prank gone awry. Perhaps he should have brought a squirt gun to work instead of keeping the real thing in his locker.

Arenas is set to meet with law enforcement officials today about a locker room dispute in which he supposedly pulled a gun on teammate Javaris Crittenton.

Here's the situation: Arenas admitted bringing three unloaded firearms to the Verizon Center, to get them out of the house and away from his kids at home.

But before a December 21 practice, he laid the guns on a chair, then told Crittenton to pick one and make good on a threat that stemmed from a card game on a late-night flight from Phoenix back to Washington two days earlier.

As the card game got more expensive, Crittenton joked about what happens to people who don't honor debts. Arenas has a reputation as a joker and laying out the guns may have been a way of trying to diffuse tension between the two.

Instead, the gesture enraged Crittenton, and according to the N.Y. Post and Yahoo! Sports, Arenas and Crittenton wound up drawing guns on each other.

"I can't speak on that," Arenas said, declining to elaborate.

"But if you know me, you've been here, I've never did anything (involving) violence. Anything I do is funny ... well, it's funny to me."

We'll see if local, federal and NBA officials agree.

Even if Arenas' legal headaches don't result in any charges, he still could face a lengthy suspension from NBA commissioner David Stern and/or tempt the Wizards to invoke a morals clause in the standard NBA player contract.

That could void the six-year, $111 million deal he signed in 2008.

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"I will not walk out of the house without makeup." - Nicole Polizzi

Despite these bold words and many other Jersey Shore quotes to that effect, the overly-tanned and coiffed reality star known as Snooki agreed to take it all off.

Take off her makeup, that is. Not her clothes or anything. Phew ...

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  • Snooki Polizzi

Snooki admits she usually takes about three hours to get ready to go out to a club, and she even gets lathered up before she goes to work out at the gym.

The Princess of Poughkeepsie says she first started wearing makeup in 8th grade. "And that’s when I got my first boyfriend, so I was like, 'makeup works!'"

Her favorite brands?

"If I go to a club and I start dancing, it’ll drip down my face, but Avon stays! Some brands don’t stay on that long. I love eyeliner and lip gloss from mark.”

Sounds like she could replace The Hills alumna Lauren Conrad as spokesmodel for the mark cosmetics brand. “I know,” she laughs. “Kick LC out of there!”

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