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You might know him as the cranky judge on American Idol, but Simon Cowell has a soft and charitable side.

And it was on full display this week.

The music producer has gathered a slew of artists for a London-based charity single, a cover of R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts." The version hit British radio this morning and is worth a listen:

The single  features Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus, Rod Stewart, Jon Bon Jovi, Michael Bublé, Susan Boyle, Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams, Cheryl Cole, Leona Lewis, Mika and James Blunt, among others.

It will be available for download this Sunday, with all proceeds benefitting the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

Yesterday in Hollywood, meanwhile, over 80 singers united to record a remake of "We Are the World."

Isn't it refreshing to see so many celebrities get together for a reason that doesn't include a police blotter or publicity for a movie?

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Joe Jonas has risen to fame alongside his siblings.

Therefore, it's apt that his first major TV role would come on a show titled Brothers & Sisters.

According to reliable sources, the singer will portray a younger version of Balthazar Getty's character, Tommy, on an upcoming flashback episode of the ABC drama.

Double J

In a recent interview, Joe said he, Nick and Kevin would eventually reunite for an album, but that he wanted to use this time to further his acting career. Assuming this rumor is valid, he's found a great, critically-acclaimed series on which to do it.

Insiders also said Rachel Leigh Cook might appear in these episods (as a young Nora Walker); while Kay Panabaker will take on Calista Flockhart's character of Kitty.

** UPDATE: Sorry, but Jonas is out. Cody Longo will take on this role instead.

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Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's embattled personal physician, will likely turn himself as police prepare to file charges in connection with the King of Pop's death.

According to TMZ, Murray is already in Los Angeles (his home base is Houston) and plans to surrender to the authorities Wednesday morning in an L.A. courtroom.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney will almost certainly charge Dr. Conrad Murray with involuntary manslaughter, and that may happen as early as this week.

Charges would have to be filed before any court appearance, so if Murray plans to surrender tomorrow morning, the D.A.'s office may charge him at that time.

Many times, defendants (or their lawyers) arrange for a surrender, rather than face the costly, embarrassing spectacle of being arrested and taken into custody.

Worst. Doctor. Ever.

It's unclear if Murray will be released on bail when and if he is charged.

Dr. Conrad Murray will almost certainly enter a plea of not guilty to involuntary manslaughter (or whatever charge he faces) and begin preparing his defense.

We say this because he has already retained a new attorney, J. Michael Flanagan, who successfully defended a doctor client for fatally administering Propofol.

Murray's use of the anesthetic to treat Jackson will form the crux of the D.A.'s case that he be held criminally liable for the death of the music icon June 25.

The Michael Jackson investigation has taken half a year to complete, and officials are determined not to blow it. It should be very interesting to watch unfold.

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Settle down, Robsten supporters.

There was a bit of Internet buzz yesterday that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart had broken up, or at least taken a break from seeing each other.

But E! News has clarified its original report and now states the following: Rob and Kristen are very much together and quite happy, but multiple movie studio executives would like them to cool off just a bit.

"Let's just say Rob and Kristen got a slap on the wrist," said an insider. "Everyone, from their management to the studios involved in their upcoming movies, is worried [Rob and Kristen] will start to become... distracted."

This concern seems a bit misguided, considering how rarely the couple is actually seen together and how mature each side handles the relationship.

But there are a lot of jobs and a lot of money at stake on each actor's next film - The Runaways for Stewart and Remember Me for Pattinson - and sources say higher-ups wish to make sure that Pattinson and Stewart have their eyes on the proverbial ball.

Of course, these same suits will be pushing Robert and Kristen to travel everywhere together when it's time to promote Eclipse. It can't be easy to date in Hollywood.

Hang in there, you two!

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John Mayer is a douchebag.

Sorry, but sometimes (okay, often), the dude is just so obsessed with himself and hearing himself talk that we can't think of better words to describe him.

Case in point? His recent comments about Tiger Woods ... and naturally how the golfer's plight relates to that of John Mayer, according to John Mayer.

"Tiger Woods' problems come from him being married. The end," the douchebag explains to the UK's Independent. "It has nothing to do with control."

"If Tiger Woods was a single guy," Mayer opines, "what sort of angle would there be to a text message? If Tiger Woods was single, and he texted a girl and said 'I wanna wear your ass like a hat,' why would that ever hit the news?"

The Douchebag King

He may have a point. But of course, it's all about John Mayer.

"I can text whatever I want to anybody in the world; I'm not married. I write a lot of dirty text messages to girls, and you've never seen any of them," he says.

"Why? Because if a girl brought a dirty text from me to the newspapers, they'd say 'I don't have an angle here. Someone wants to wear your ass like a hat?"

"Big deal. He's 32 years old. He's a single guy. If John Mayer has a wife and sends dirty text messages, then we got a story.' And that's why I won't do that."

"When I get married that's gonna be my vows, 'Do you, John Mayer, take this woman to have and to hold, to wear her ass like headgear, now and forever?'"

"Yes, I do. You're the one whose ass I wanna wear like a hat for the rest of my life. With this whole Tiger Woods scandal," he says, "I wish more people would be like, 'You know what, John Mayer? You didn't f--k up at all.'"

And we thought him bragging about his self-pleasuring expertise was bad. He and Mel Gibson need to start an Egomaniacs Who Heart Tiger Woods club.

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They've been the subject of wedding and even baby rumors recently, but now Madonna and Jesus Luz have made news for a very different reason.

The Queen of Pop and her teenage boy toy broke up.

Okay, we lied just now. Jesus Luz is not actually a teen (he's 23). But when you consider he was dating a 51-year-old, the model might as well be.

Occasional paparazzi shots aside, it’s always been debatable what kind of relationship the two truly shared. But the split was supposedly amicable.

The Daily Mail reported that they not only broke up on good terms, "but it was Luz who initiated the split. It’s the age difference. He’s 23. She’s 51."

How long could it last?

Madonna, Jesus Luz Kiss

Jesus Luz and Madonna at the W shoot that started it all.

"How it even lasted a year seems a miracle to a lot of people. Jesus is perfectly nice, a gentleman and very smart. But they are in such different places in their lives," said a source. "They both benefited, but it’s pretty much over now."

"Madonna said, 'We just run out of things to talk about. I mean, it’s pushing it for us to have common ground. We have Kabbalah, that’s about it.'"

Oh well, as long as they "both benefited." Here's a look at some of the best shots of Madonna and Jesus Luz from their long and storied history ...

  • Madonna, Jesus Luz, Kids
  • Jesus Luz and Madonna
  • Jesus Luz and Madonna Photo

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Forget Simon Monjack's latest actions. Forget the rumor of Snooki nude photos. Something even more distasteful is out there:

Last night's Heroes episode. As our friends at TV Fanatic explain, it was an atrocious an hour of television. Read a detailed review of it now, and click on the links below for more rundowns of last night's primetime pickings...

  • Tensions arose everywhere on the latest Greek installment.
  • We met Foreman's brother, played by Orlando Jones, on House.
  • Renee spread her legs for a really bad guy on 24.
From The Wall

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For a mere $1,000, you can attend an event honoring the late Brittany Murphy and line Simon Monjack's pockets support the Brittany Murphy Foundation.

Forgive us for being skeptical, but when the late star's husband launched the foundation last Thursday, we couldn't help but wonder what he's really up to.

Something about that dude is just shady.

Yes, the Brittany Murphy Foundation is dedicated to arts education for kids. Yes, Monjack says he started the non-profit with $1 million of his own money.

But would it surprise you if as head of the foundation, Simon Monjack paid himself a nice six-figure salary for his time? All tax-free of course? Just asking.

That's just us being skeptical. We have no proof that's true. But an Us source says "Everyone thinks it's very tacky that he's making it so much about money."

Monjack is requesting donations of $1,000 per person and $10,000 per corporation to attend the event, taking place at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.

For once, Monjack has yet to comment. He has been a talk show and magazine staple since his wife's death in an effort to clear her name (and his own).

Murphy was found dead December 20 at the age of 32. The results of the toxicology report to determine the star's cause of her death are still pending.

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Actor Justin Mentell, perhaps best known for his starring role on Boston Legal, died in a car accident in rural Waukegan, Illinois yesterday morning.

He was just 27 years old.

Mentell passed away when his Jeep swerved off a steep embankment and hit two trees at about 8:30 a.m. The actor was not wearing a seatbelt.

Justin Mentell portrayed lawyer Garrett Wells on Boston Legal from 2005-2006; more recently, he appeared as Terrell in the 2009 film G-Force.

R.I.P. Justin Mentell (1982-2010).

Born in Austin, Tex., Mentell was also an accomplished athlete who was a former member of the U.S. Junior National Speedskating team.

Our condolences go out to his loved ones.

Sad news like this tends to happen in bunches. Mentell's death follows the passing of former NFL star Jay Novacek's wife LeAnne and news of Phil Harris of Deadliest Catch falling into a coma after a stroke. We'll be hoping for Phil's recovery.

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Kim Kardashian really needs to get a life. Or at least a baby.

Granted, she'll parade that poor child to every publicity op she can found, just like sister Kourtney, but at least she'll be doing something with her life.

Kris and Kim at LAX

The alternative - while one sister is off profiting from her marriage and the other from her child - appears to be for Kim to sit back and Tweet pictures of herself in a bikini. Or critique fellow celebrities on the red carpet.

Based on ridiculous outfits such as this, what makes Kim Kardashian qualified to judge others?

That's what Kardashian has taken to her blog to do, as she posted the following Grammy Award opinions yesterday:

Beyonce: 100 percent my pick for best dressed of the night. This Stephane Rolland dress is so gorgeous and her eye makeup works perfectly with the Egyptian feel. I also love the side part in her hair and the subtle glitter highlights. She always looks flawless and I love that she flaunts her curves!

Miley: Miley's Herve Leger dress was totally cute and age-appropriate. Some teens try to take themselves too seriously, and I love that Miley just has fun with her fashion and always stays true to her individual style.

Taylor Swift: Love this Kaufman Franco dress on Taylor! This is a hard dress to pull off because the sparkly fabric accentuates every curve, but she is tall and has a really slender frame so it works. Plus she wouldn't be Taylor Swift without her glitter, right? Doesn't she always look so classy!?

Sure, THG posted a series of fashion face-offs yesterday, too. But here's the difference between our staff and Kim: We know we have no life!

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