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Jon Gosselin has been accused of dating Morgan Christie because she's loaded. What the 25-year-old sees in him, however, has remained a mystery.

Well, kind of. According to a friend of the Connecticut native, it’s all about the 15 minutes of fame. Wow. You're kidding. Who would have guessed?!

Publicity Hound

“No doubt she’s doing it for publicity. It’s all about getting her picture taken," said the pal. "I mean, there is nothing attractive about Jon Gosselin."

No argument there, pal.

He and Morgan have been parading around Park City, Utah, where the Sundance Film Festival is being held. Here's a shot of the snowy couple ...

"Why would Morgan want to be with an older, overweight man with eight kids?” the friend, a classmate of Morgan's at Emory University, continued.

“In my opinion this is just her way of rebelling against her family. And knowing her family, I’m really surprised that they’re okay with this.”

So are we. Morgan Christie, who has relatives in Utah, met Jon Gosselin while he was vacationing in Park City over Thanksgiving weekend.

The two have reportedly moved in together, or Jon is seriously considering moving to Utah to be nearer to her full time, according to reports.

Morgan is definitely getting her money's worth. But is her new notoriety worth the price - and is there any way this can possibly end well?

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With an original song, and a controversial background, Todrick Hall was featured on last night's Dallas-based audition episode of American Idol.

But there was another contestant in the city that impressed the judges enough to garner a ticket to Hollywood, despite not appearing on the actual episode:*

True Idols

Casey James is a Fort Worth resident and the lead singer and guitarist of The Casey James band. It features his brother Billy and a friend named Jacy McCann.

Sources state that James has advanced to this season's top 24, which will be announced on February 17. There's good reason to believe that rumor: all YouTube performances by the singer have been removed, a common step taken by American Idol producers for a contestant that advances in Hollywood.

For now, all we can offer is the following photo of Casey, as well as the news that he'll likely be features on this Wednesday's "Best of the Rest" audition installment.

* UPDATE: James does hail from Texas, but was actually shown on the Denver audition episode, which aired on February 2.

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Everyone on The Bachelor hates Vienna Girardi.

We're starting to understand the reason (or two reasons) why the only one who's opinion matters, star Jake Pavelka, has taken a liking to her, however.

ABC's official "bio" for Vienna Girardi, who has quickly become the enemy of every other girl left on the series, lists her as a "marketing representative."

Looks like they conveniently left out some of her free-time pursuits ...

  • Vienna Girardi Topless
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Vienna Girardi sure can strategically wear a scarf, and clean up nice.

The above pic, unearthed by some site called Hollywood Life, is from a pinup calendar sent to over 2,500 clients and friends of C.O.D. Trees, Inc. of Oviedo, Fla., in 2009.

We have no idea what any of that means. What we do know is that it will surely fuel the fire for V's haters (as if rumors of her dating someone else weren't enough).

One wonders how Jake will feel when he finds out about this.

The Bachelor spoilers we've read project Vienna as one of the final girls standing. If that's true, we can see this (topless!) bomb being dropped on Jake soon enough.

You know Mike Fleiss is salivating over this ... possibly in more ways than one.

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Heidi Montag, who has been widely criticized for her recent plastic surgery binge, says she plans on getting mom Darlene some of her own this Mother's Day.

While reports surfaced that Heidi's mom, Darlene Egelhoff, was horrified at her daughter, Heidi now says Darlene not only knew about it, but supported her.

Plastic Princess

"I've had this conversation with her several times. So I think she knew," the 23-year-old plastic cyborg princess says. "I already heard what she had to say."

Montag says the only thing she didn't tell her mom was the date of her plastic surgery, as "I didn't want it to be a circus. I didn't want it to be crazy media."

Heidi says Darlene "was excited and she's asking ... for her surgery next ... For Mother's Day, I have to ask Dr. Frank Ryan if he'll do a mommy makeover."

SURGERY GONE WRONG: For once, a supermarket tabloid headline speaks truth.

Should we actually believe any of this? Probably not.

It seems The Hills story editors can't figure out the most dramatic contrived story line, because conflicting reports say her family was very much in the dark.

In fact, People reports that Heidi Montag is heading home to Crested Butte, Colo., to confront her mom and “the new me,” with camera crews in lock step.

And camera crews for her MTV show are recording it all.

Montag, still in bandages she has to wear for portions of the day while her recovery continues, boarded a private jet bound for Colorado early Wednesday.

We can't imagine Darlene was actually supportive of her 23-year-old's decision to dismantle her natural face, or that she'll react well to Heidi 3.0 in person.

What do you think? When did Heidi look best?

 

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We can at least say this about The National Enquirer: it's one tabloid NOT making up rumors about a Brangelina break-up.

But the publication is teasing a false story in its latest issue, as it claims Oprah Winfrey is on the verge of publishing a memoir that will "finally reveal the truth about her relationships with longtime companion Stedman Graham and best friend Gayle King."

Late last year, the newspaper claimed Oprah would dump Stedman and move in with King. Shockingly, that never took place.

Oprah vs. Stedman

Sources say the upcoming autobiography will focus on Oprah's deepest secrets, such as the gay rumors that have plagued her for years; as well as the fact that she's allegedly spent $5 million over the years to control her weight.

"Oprah has long shrugged off the persistent story that she and Gayle are lovers, and that Stedman was just a cover for their secret relationship," an insider said, not actually divulging anything about the talk show host.

Professional, Winfrey is on fire: she's interviewed Barack Obama, Adam Lambert, Susan Boyle, Lady GaGa, Bristol Palin and Jay Leno over the last few weeks.

So far, The Enquirer is yet to link her romantically to any of those guests.

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Mark Kerrigan, brother of former figure skating champion Nancy Kerrigan, allegedly assaulted their father and thus caused the heart attack that killed him this week.

Now the Olympic medalist's sibling won't be allowed to attend the funeral, the Boston Herald reports, per the Massachusetts department of correction guidelines.

Daniel Kerrigan will be laid to rest today.

In the meantime, Mark Kerrigan, 45, who is clearly a very troubled individual, has been transferred to Bridgewater State Hospital for a competency evaluation.

This isn't Mark Kerrigan's first brush with the law - or violence.

During Mark's 2007 divorce from now-ex-wife Janet Guarino, the judgment wasn't exactly glowing. They divorced on the grounds of cruel and abusive treatment.

According to the Herald, Guarino took out multiple restraining orders against Mark Kerrigan, both when they were married and while they were still dating.

Se told authorities he "punched her, slashed her tires, threatened her with a bow and arrow, trashed her personal property and sent ex-cons to visit her."

Makes Tonya Harding seem downright angelic.

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Rumors on the Internets suggest that Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz are secretly engaged. Anyone believe that gossip? Anyone hear of Swizz Beatz before?

Well, he's dating Alicia Keys, and the singer apparently had a lot to smile about on her 29th birthday January 25 when he got her an engagement ring.

That's what the rumor is, anyway.

Swizz Beatz, a 31-year-old producer who is still married to (and currently divorcing) his wife Mashonda, supposedly proposed with a 7-carat sparkler.

Either he or the made-up source has good taste!

Are Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz getting married?

The happy couple were photographed strolling on a Hawaii beach the day of the alleged proposal, January 24. Keys' rep denies she is engaged, but ...

Another friend of Alicia's reveals to Us that the couple is "currently in Hawaii celebrating the engagement and her birthday. She feels blessed."

Adds the pal: "She is so thrilled. She is with the man who has inspired so much of her music and her new album [The Element of Freedom]."

Engaged nor not, Swizz Beatz is equally smitten with Keys. "What we have is so precious," he gushed to the New York Daily News last year.

Congratulations, possibly!

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American Idol took its show to Dallas last night, where it encountered a few contestants with moving personal stories (one overcame cancer, another struggles with Tourette's Syndrome) and one with a controversial background.

Todrick Hall, a 24-year old from Arlington, Texas, wrote an original song for his audition and impressed all four judges.

He's a budding playwright who appeared with Fantasia in The Color Purple; had a small role in High School Musical 2; and wrote, choreographed and directed a Nashville show called "Oz, the Musical."

But that's where the controversy comes in: as chronicled by a local Tennessee station, Hall was the alleged mastermind behind a plot to fool families into paying for a play that was never actually in production, at least according to some sources.

In June 2009, parents brought their children to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center to audition for this remake of The Wizard of Oz. Its website billed former Idol star Diana DeGarmo as playing a role in it. But after shelling out $75 for costume fees, the families were told the play was canceled - and their money would not be refunded.

Hall said producers simply ran out of funds, but no local theater had been reserved for the event. Moreover, DeGarmo had no knowledge of the Nashville production.

It sounds a bit shady, but there's often a lot of behind-the-scenes details to these stories. Check out Hall's performance on Idol below and keep your eyes this contestant. He may be in the news for a variety of reasons in the near future.

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Two-time presidential candidate John Edwards has confirmed that he and wife Elizabeth Edwards are separated, but that he still cares deeply about her.

"It is an extraordinarily sad moment, but I love my children more than anything and still care deeply about Elizabeth," Edwards said in a statement.

A friend of Elizabeth Edwards also confirmed Wednesday that the couple is separated. Elizabeth's sister, Nancy Anania, said that she remains strong.

"She said, 'I've had it. I can't do this. I want my life back,'" Anania said. "I'm really proud of her. Somehow, she's doing as well as you could expect."

The statements from John and Elizabeth Edwards come ...

  • As a former Edwards aide, Andrew Young, is preparing to release a tell-all book, The Politician, that gives an unflattering portrait of him.
  • One week after John Edwards finally made a public declaration that he fathered a child, now almost two, with his mistress Rielle Hunter.
  • As Elizabeth continues her battle with incurable cancer, which she has had since early 2007, about when John was knocking up Rielle.
  • As a federal investigation into his campaign finances, from which he is accused of funneling Hunter hush money, is ramping up.

Yup, it's pretty hard to see how you'd come back from that.

Young initially claimed that he fathered the child with John Edwards' mistress in the weeks leading up to the crucial presidential primaries in 2008.

John Edwards publicly declared only last week that he is the father of the child with Rielle Hunter, who worked as a videographer for his campaign.

Young says Edwards tried to hide the affair, begging his "crazy slut" mistress to get an abortion and then wanting to have a fake DNA test done.

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His nickname is Y2J.

But fans of WWE star Chris Jericho are asking him this morning: Why too drunk?!?

Professional wrestler Chris Jericho (and fellow WWE grappler Gregory "Hurricane" Helms) were arrested at a gas station in Erlanger, Kentucky yesterday morning for "alcohol intoxication in a public place," according to police.

Chris Jericho Mug Shot

The two were taken into custody around 5 a.m., following the taping an edition of Friday Night Smackdown on Tuesday night in Cincinnati. They were released on $120 bond.

Jericho has been a WWE main eventer for years. He's also an aspiring rocker who has appeared on numerous VH1 specials. Helms is less well-known of a name, often competing on the undercard as the pretend superhero "Hurricane."

Sources say Helms actually struck a number of people, including Jericho, prior to the arrest.

In other drunken celebrity news, Adrian Pasdar was booked on suspicion of DUI this week.

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