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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!”

Tell us what you think: Snooki looks ...

 

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Welcome to the latest edition of The Hollywood Gossip Caption Contest, where we ask readers to submit the funniest caption(s) for the celebrity picture below!

Last week, this popular game featured a smoking, texting, likely drunk Lindsay Lohan. Today, we move on to a star with actual talent: Adam Lambert.

What might the openly gay singer be thinking/saying as he stares in the large bosom of Pamela Anderson on New Year's Eve?

You tell us! Click on the "Comments" link below and send in as many captions as you can think of. We'll announce a winner tomorrow. Have fun and get to work:

Pam and Adam

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Tiger Woods has nothing on this guy - although in another 39 years, who knows.

According to Peter Biskind's new biography about Warren Beatty, the 72-year-old acting legend is claimed to have bedded a whole lot of chicks in his life.

The number? Oh, around 12,775. Give or take a handful.

Hilariously, this figure does not include "daytime quickies, drive-bys, casual gropings, stolen kisses and so on." Drive-bys? Gropings? Are you serious?

Warren Beatty was a womanizer. To put it mildly. Allegedly.

Ridiculous as it seems that one could actually have sex with that many different people, the idea that you'd keep track is even sillier. Unless you're going for a record.

Beatty's lawyer, Bertram Fields bashed the book and its sex claims (titled Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America) in a stinging repudiation that says in part:

"Mr. Biskind's tedious and boring book was not authorized and contains many false assertions and purportedly quotes Mr. Beatty as saying things he never said."

In reality, his conquests probably number only in the quadruple digits. No word on whether Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan or Paris Hilton are among them.

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Kim Kardashian is known for many things: large breasts, a sex tape with Ray J, an attention-starved family.

But the reality TV star might be considered a fashion icon above all else, as she's been named a contributing fashion editor to OK! Weekly, as well one of People's 10 best dressed celebrities.

To this description of Kardashian, we can only shake our heads and wonder: Really?!? Does it simply take the donning of tight tops and unusual outfits to be considered a fashion guru?

Take the latest, ridiculous item wore by Kim. It looks like she skinned a mountain lion on her way out the door:

  • Terrible Fashion
  • Furry Kim

[Photos: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

It's also worth commenting on Kardashian's comically oversized sunglasses and purse... but let's focus on one thing at a time.

What do you think of her furry vest/jacket/rug?

 

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Ashley Samson basically jump-started the sports scandal of the decade when she told the National Enquirer all about Tiger Woods' affair with Rachel Uchitel.

That interview likely played a role in the confrontation between Woods and his wife, resulting in his now-infamous car crash and spectacular fall from grace.

At least 10 other Tiger Woods mistresses have come out of the woodwork since, costing the golfer many endorsements, respect and possibly his marriage.

For that, Ashley Samson got $25,000, a sum she says pales in comparison to the toll it's taken on her - and to what Tiger Woods offered her to keep quiet.

In retrospect, she told the N.Y. Daily News she should have taken the $200,000 his camp offered her not to blow the whistle on Tiger and Rachel Uchitel.

Samson says her decision to talk about Tiger and Rachel resulted in plenty of mental anguish, fractured friendships and her own marriage, which ended.

Ashley Samson, left, outed Tiger Woods and Rachel Uchitel.

"I'm trying to get my f--king life together and repair my reputation," says Ashley Samson. "It probably would have been better (to accept the $200,000)."

"What ended up happening was a big mess."

Samson says she remains bitter about the way Rachel Uchitel trashed her during interviews once the scandal broke, saying she didn't even know Samson.

Photographs later emerged showing them together, of course.

One time, Samson was lying on a bed next to Uchitel and listening to Uchitel's steamy phone calls with Tiger, who's been married to Elin Woods since 2004.

A month later, an all-out verbal war with erupted.

Samson says she has weighed legal action against Rachel Uchitel, although she won't comment on where she currently stands on that touchy subject.

Continue reading in the New York Daily News ...

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He may have been rejected by Jillian Harris, but Jake Pavelka was really angling to be The Bachelor the whole time is ready to soar on his new quest for love.

The Bachelor: On The Wings Of Love premieres tonight, and will feature the commercial pilot as he narrows down his search from 25 women to one final lady.

Below are excerpts from an interview Jake gave with TV Guide previewing the new season, being Mr. Perfect, his rules for dating, and the mile high club ...

TV Guide: What did you bring from The Bachelorette to The Bachelor?

Jake Pavelka: When you're on The Bachelorette, everything slows down to a good pace. You start becoming really aware of how what you say affects people and it makes you a lot better at dating and in relationships.

TV Guide: Are you a bit skeptical of the process?

Jake Pavelka: I didn't go in pushing. The show does have a bit of a rough history, with people breaking up or changing their minds, and that's OK. I tried to be very honest no matter how painful it was and I just remained open-minded.

TV Guide: So then it's safe to assume you were in the moment?

Jake Pavelka: The Bachelor

Jake Pavelka: My answer to that is I'm going to go on there to be myself. A lot of the dates and different activities we got to do on The Bachelor were geared around what I would do in my normal life - what dates scream Jake.

[THG NOTE: Does that include girl-on-girl action?]

TV Guide: Last season, some of your fellow contestants (and Jillian Harris herself) thought you were a bit too perfect. How do you respond to that?

Jake Pavelka: I don't know what it is that make Ed and Jillian say that I was too perfect. Something that I see in the dating world these days is a bit of a lack of chivalry. It's gotten so bad that women almost don't expect it anymore.

TV Guide: Do you have dating rules you to like to follow?

Jake Pavelka: After an unbelievable date, if I want to call her the next morning, I'm just going to call. If that turns her off, "he's smothering me, it's too much too quick," then that's OK; we're probably on two different pages.

TV Guide: We have to ask: Have you joined the mile-high club?

Jake Pavelka: [Laughs] I am not a member of the mile-high club, but I'll leave you with this: I aspire to be ... no I don't aspire to be, I will be.

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