Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds spent New Year's Eve celebrating in Austin, Texas ... but despite what you want to think, it was friendly. That's it.

"A group of old friends that included Ryan and Sandra spent New Year's together at Sandra's restaurant Bess Bistro," her rep confirmed ... however:

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Paula Abdul returns to the medium that made her both a household name and a running joke this week: reality television.

The former American Idol judge will take on a similar role on Live to Dance, which premieres tomorrow night on CBS. In preparation for the series, Abdul spoke to Julie Chen yesterday and aimed to correct her image.

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It's official. Brett Favre has retired from the NFL.

The quarterback legend made the announcement at a press conference Sunday. He is currently listed as questionable for training camp in August.

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