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Hugh Hefner claims his soon-to-be ex-wife cheated on him before their marriage failed - but that's not why he finally filed to divorce Kimberley Conrad.

The Playboy mogul decided to file, he says, after Conrad sued him in recent weeks for $5 million stemming from the sale of a home they owned together.

Kimberley Conrad, who married Hef in 1989 but had been separated from him since 1998, had been living in the house, which is located right next door to the Playboy mansion, with the couple's two kids, now ages 19 and 17.

As for why he stayed married 11 years after they essentially called off their relationship, Hef says, "At the time of the separation, I was happy to get a divorce. I only remained married for the sake of the children at her request."

He strongly denied that he owes Kimberley any money, and that he's faithfully paid her $250,000 a year as promised in a prenuptial agreement.

Frustrated, he says he's "paid every cent" that he agreed to in prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and says "I've been generous to a fault."

Hefner notes that he was "faithful" during the time they were together, but says that Kimberley Conrad had cheated on him "early in the relationship."

He knows who the other man is, but won't say. Hillel Chodos, a lawyer for Conrad, said the filing "speaks for itself, and we'll respond in due course."

We don't know what kind of settlement these two will come to, but here's how much Hugh rakes in per month (yes, that's per month, not per year):

  • Salary from Playboy: $116,667
  • Social Security: $1,896
  • Dividends and interest: $121,099
  • Rental income: $17,058
  • Income from HMH Productions: $15,808
  • Pensions and retirement: $413
  • Other miscellaneous income: $17,639

That's a total monthly income of $290,580. Not bad, especially on top of the $306,548 in cash and $36,802,558 in stocks and bonds he says he owns.

Guess this helps explain how an octogenarian can score Crystal Harris. Although she may not want to get her hopes up about marriage after this.

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We love Ellen DeGeneres. She's the funniest talk show host on the planet and she has a really hot wife.

Heck, she can even dance well, as Ellen is known to start each program with a bit of a boogie.

But, to our knowledge, the comedian has zero singing expertise, making her an odd choice to replace Paula Abdul as the fourth judge on American Idol. Still, that's exactly what's taken place, confirms Fox.

"DeGeneres will sit alongside Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi and offer her own unique perspective to the contestants throughout the competition," the network said in a statement.

New Idol Judge

Said DeGeneres, with her typically understated, dry wit:

"I'm thrilled to be the new judge on American Idol. I've watched since the beginning, and I've always been a huge fan. So getting this job is a dream come true, and think of all the money I'll save from not having to text in my vote."

Ellen - who is keeping her talk show host gig - added that she'll bring the perspective of someone "who is going to buy the music." That's fine and all, but Monday Night Football tried a similar idea with Dennis Miller as an announcer and it failed miserably.

Most upset about this decision will be Simon Cowell. DeGeneres is a lesbian. Unlike Abdul, her flirting with Cowell will likely be kept to a minimum.

Are you excited for Ellen to serve as a judge?

 

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Getting relationship advice from Jennifer Aniston is kind of like taking a cooking class from Mischa Barton. But Jen has opened up about love again.

Thus, we must drop everything and transcribe her sage remarks.

In her new film Love Happens, Jennifer has a disastrous first date with Aaron Eckhart, But things haven't gotten quite so awful for her in real life.

Not quite.

"I have to say that luckily I haven't had one," Aniston says of first-date disasters.

"It's more that thing where you just want to go home and they're like 'So, do you want to go somewhere afterward?' And it's like, 'Um, no.'"

Astounding relationship advice and insight once again.

Pretty Jen

Jennifer Aniston, 40, says that she's never had to use a friend as a lifeline to call with a made-up emergency during a bad date. "Oh, God, no!" she laughed. "I haven't done that, but that's really funny! That happened in The Breakup!"

Linked romantically to many of her male co-stars over the years ("Every one," she sighs), the miserable girl says the rumors even started with Eckhart.

"It's so funny ... when we were first meeting for lunch, meeting with the director, they took a picture of us in the restaurant and said 'What's happening? Something must be happening! They're having lunch, my God!'" she says.

"But then, yeah, they figured out that we were doing a movie together."

For the most part, Aniston can handle it if she's portrayed inaccurately in the celebrity gossip media. As long as people still go see her movies and all.

"It doesn't bug me, if people don't believe it. That's all," she says. "I would just hate it if people actually believed any of it. Then it affects my work."

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With apologies to Liam McDermott and both of Denise Richards' daughters, the most exploited celebrity baby alive has a birthday today.

Dannielynn Hope Marshall Birkhead turns three years old, an occasion her pimp-like father will likely celebrate by taking her to mom Anna Nicole Smith's grave and inviting photographers along for the ride.

That's just how he rolls.

A year ago, Larry Birkhead milked this occasion for all the money he could, placing Dannielynn's adorable mug on the cover of a supermarket tabloid. It's the gift that keeps on giving cash into his bank account and years of therapy to his child.

Today, we just wanna wish Dannielynn a safe, happy, healty, unexploitive birthday. Hurry up and turn 18 so you can emancipate yourself from your money-hungry dad.

Daddy and Dannielynn
  • Dannielynn Birkhead
  • Us Cover Girl

** Update: Dannielynn actually turned three years old on September 7. But we stand by everything else in this story!

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Need more proof that the economy is turning around? Lindsay Lohan has found a job!

The struggling actress and overall disaster of a human being has been named “artistic advisor” for Paris designer Emanuel Ungaro. Your guess is pretty much as good as ours as to what that actually means.

But Ungaro CEO and president Mounir Moufarrige sounded excited over the decision. Sort of.

Lindsay Picture

Got a clothing line coming out for anorexic drug addicts? Lindsay Lohan is your advisor!

“A designer only-led fashion house isn’t enough, so we’re adding a super consumer who gives us a direct channel to consumers,” he said. “Odds are it could work. I think the noise level around Lindsay will be very, very big.”

That's true. The sound of a train wrecking is typically quite loud.

As for Lohan, she's just psyched she'll be able to pay her mortgage finally.

“When I’m involved in a project, I give my all to it,” she said. “I feel like there’s a correlation between everything I do, whether it’s pop music or film. I’ve always played a big part in what I wear, the costumes. Clothing is something that’s so expressive in so many ways. It really interests me. To be in a position where I’m working with a fashion house in Paris sets it apart from every other celebrity brand.”

If past Lindsay Lohan fashion is any indication, that is not a good thing.

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U.S. President Barack Obama was giving a speech to Congress Wednesday night about health care. Until Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina decided to interject.

Here's how the exchange (if you can call it that) went:

  • Barack Obama: " ... There are also those who claim that our reform efforts would insure illegal immigrants. This, too, is false ... the reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally."
  • Joe Wilson: "You lie!"

Truly, the classiest, most effective way to disagree with someone.

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You might expect such a response to Obama's address to school children ... actually, no you wouldn't. Five-year-olds typically have better manners than this.

Perhaps it was a perfect storm of controversial topics helped evoke Wilson's bizarre, negative and universally-criticized outburst. It was the South Carolinan who had been reinforcing the belief that health care reform includes "Death Panels."

Wilson called it an "end-of-life counseling program, which has been highlighted by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as a program which could lead to seniors being encouraged to seek less care to protect the government´s bottom line."

Minutes before Wilson's outburst, Obama's speech debunked that: "It's a lie, plain and simple," he said, which brought most of Congress to its collective feet.

After the speech, reaction to Wilson's remark was bipartisan.

Sen. John McCain, among many others, said the outburst was "totally disrespectful" and demanded that Rep. Wilson apologize to the president, which he did.

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This is disgraceful.

For years, Kim Kardashian took pride in her body, telling various celebrity gossip outlets that she was proud of her curves. She served as a great role model for women in this regard.

Kim Kardashian on Rodeo Drive

But then the folks at QuickTrim came calling and Kardashian chose the money over her fans. Kim and sister Khloe have been shilling for the product ever since, despite its unhealthy side effects and the unenviable message to young girls around the country that it sends.

In the latest issue of Life & Style, for instance, the siblings are totally photoshopped on grace the cover and pretend as though QuickTrim is the most magical weight loss system ever invented.

Says Khloé: It's always been hard to lose weight in general, and I'm still losing weight, but right now, I feel like I've lost all my fat and just want to tone up. It's really because of QuickTrim [a system of supplements customized for various fitness goals]. I've had weight battles my entire teenage and adult life, but this time when I tried losing it, the weight just fell off. It was easy.

Says Kim: I trained so hard for my fitness DVDs, Fit in Your Jeans by Friday, and I just needed an extra push. QuickTrim completely took it to this level.

Wow. It's almost like they're reading from a script.

A few notes:

  • QuickTrim is a cleansing system that forces one to essentially starve oneself, flushing one's body out in a manner that no doctor is his right mind would ever recommend;
  • Kim and Khloe are being paid a lot of money for this endorsement;
  • Get Thin Fast is grammatically incorrect, moronic editors at Life & Style. It should read: Get Thin Quickly... and Dangerously.

In the end, take Kim and Khloe's advice on pathetic ways to garner attention for yourself. Don't listen to a word they say about dieting.

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Grey’s Anatomy star Katherine Heigl is going to be adopting a baby this week, according to Radar Online. She and hubby Josh Kelleyare welcoming a baby girl.

This has not been confirmed, but is not usually the type of thing sites make up. Plus, the two have wanted a baby for awhile, and have talked about adopting.

Dannielynn Birkhead

The adoption process has been in the works for at least six months for Katherine and Josh, who will be adopting the little 10-month-old girl from South Korea.

Her full name is Nayleigh and her nickname will be Leigh. The cute couple can't wait, either: “She is thrilled,” a source said. “She and Josh are so happy.”

Heigl recently hosted a baby shower for co-star Ellen Pompeo. Bet that was a nice preview ... minus Chris Ivery cheating on her with Rachel Artz, that is.

Katherine and Josh wed in December 2007. The star is leaving Grey’s Anatomy for five episodes this season while she films the movie Life As We Know It.

Congrats to Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley if the adoption rumors are true!

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Showing off her bikini body for the paparazzi is one thing. Taking everything off for the shark-jumping magazine run by Hugh Hefner is quite another.

Kate Gosselin is said to have received a $400,000 offer from the dirty old man to pose in Playboy, but doesn't plan to get fully nude anytime soon.

Dancer with Stars

"Hugh sent her a letter, but Kate was mortified and threw it away!" a source said. "She didn't think it was appropriate because of the children."

Wow, you think?

Despite being "proud of how she looks," Kate was baffled by the offer. But not as baffled as she was by Jon Gosselin's Primetime interview last night.

To sum up, he despises Kate, who he bitterly calls an annoying, abusive nag, self-obsessed phony, liar, neglectful parent and terrible person.

That's just the Cliff's Notes, too.

Kate Gosselin loves showing off her bikini body. But nothing more.

Despite being livid over Jon's Good Morning America and Primetime attacks on her, Kate Gosselin is busy getting revenge on him. According to reports, she's already bleeding Jon dry financially as they gear up for their divorce.

"Kate is so upset and disgusted over Jon's cavalier 'single guy' behavior - and the money he has been wasting to fund it - that she'd leave him without a penny, barefoot and homeless on the street if she could," said a source.

"Needless to say, she's prepared to do all she can to insure she gets most, if not all, of the millions that are at stake in their impending split."

No need for a nude photo shoot to pay the bills in that case.

Who sucks the most?

 

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In an interview with Harper's Bazaar - her first since her brother Michael's death - Janet Jackson says she been unable to watch TV since he died June 25.

"It will drive you crazy," she says. "People can have rhinoceros skin, but there's a point when something's going to hurt you. Not everyone is stone, stone."

"I haven't watched the news in weeks. I had to ask my chef, 'How's Obama doing?' I haven't read a newspaper. On top of that, we lost a family member."

At times during the interview, Janet - who will perform a tribute to her late brother at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards - was at a compete loss for words.

"My brother is, I mean was..." she said, shifting on the couch, staring at the floor. "You have to forgive me, because it's really hard to believe he's passed."

Michael was laid to rest last week. His death, caused by "acute propofol intoxication," has been ruled a homicide; several doctors are under investigation.

She did not discuss her brother's prescription drug history, but Janet says he seemed in good spirits the last time she saw him: May 14 at a family gathering.

"We had so much fun that day," she says, noting that ate Thai food and tormented each other. "We kept calling each other after and saying how great it was."

As for how she is coping, "I've been doing okay," Janet Jackson says. "Work helps focus all of that energy on something that is of value to you."

She says she was touched when Michael's daughter Paris Jackson, 11, spoke at her father's memorial: "I was so proud. People said to me that Michael's daughter speaking really gave them a sense of how he was as a father, in her words."

"Paris is incredibly smart; they are all so smart. She's a sweet girl. The kids are doing well. They're with all their cousins; that family love will keep them going."

Janet also confirms that she's split from beau Jermaine Dupri.

She doesn't know if she'll get married again (she is twice divorced), but as for kids, "I'd like to adopt," Janet says. "And I think that if I'm really supposed to have kids, it will happen, if that's God's plan for me."

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