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Britney Spears' ginormous expense report just got even bigger after a former bodyguard filed a lawsuit against the pop star and comeback queen.

Kerry Vine claims that he sustained physical injuries while working at the superstar's former home at the Summit in Beverly Hills in March 2008.

"Advanced Security Concepts ... negligently operated their business thereby causing injuries to [Kerry Vine] who worked for [Britney Spears] at the time," Vine's attorney, Charles Swain, wrote in his declaration of intent to sue.

"[Britney Spears] breached that duty of care to the plaintiff by failing to ensure that he could safely perform duties that he was ordered to perform."

If we had to juggle 10 lawsuits a week, we'd look this dazed too.

Britney Spears is thus being sued for personal injury, battery negligence for which the bodyguard claims he suffered lost wages, medical and hospital costs, loss of personal property and earning capacity. A hearing is set for September 2.

So what happened? According to TMZ, a source involved in the situation says that Vine worked at Britney's home a grand total of three days. On the last day of that brief tenure, he volunteered to move a small table with a few other guys.

He called in sick the next day, complaining of shoulder pain. He's been on worker's comp ever since moving that pesky table ... a year ago.

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We've already talked about Rihanna hairstyles once this week, but when she decides she's going to bringing back the mohawk, we have no choice but to do so again.

While few things Rihanna wears surprise us at this point (other than a smile, which made a rare appearance yesterday), we admit the 'hawk did catch us off guard.

Here's the singer heading to a recording studio in NYC with her fierce new 'do. What do you think? Kinda cool, or just way too much? Tell us in the poll below ...

Rihanna Concert Photo

What do you think of Rihanna's new hairstyle?

 

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Two finalists. Three songs each. One final night of performances.

American Idol will crown its eighth champion tonight. But, first, Adam Lambert and Kris Allen each had a few chances to leave viewers with a winning impression. Let's review each finalist's renditions from last night...

ROUND ONE: We start with the contestant's choice, as both Lambert and Allen brought back classics from earlier this season.

Lambert chose the Tears for Fears song "Mad World," making a fog-filled entrance and donning a long, black overcoat. Once again, the performance showcased this singer's sultry voice and unparalleled range. It earned an "A-plus for Adam" from Randy.

Allen, meanwhile, played to his strength. Seated behind a piano, he went with "Ain't No Sunshine." Simon appeared to favor this routine over that of Lambert, while Kara gushed over how well Kris connected with the audience.
EDGE: Even.

His Mad World

Which opening performance did you prefer on the American Idol finale?

ROUND TWO: Time for American Idol creator Simon Fuller to play a role. He chose the songs for this round.

Kara wasn't shy about deeming Lambert's rendition of Sam Cooke's "A Change is Gonna Come" as his best performance of the season. We wouldn't go that far, but the crooner held himself back from changing the arrangement too much, or overly relying on his patented screams. A great showcase for his versatility.

Here's where Kris lost ground to Adam. Strumming his guitar to Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On," Allen didn't put on a finale-worthy performance. We agreed with Simon and Randy assessment: it was fine and all, but not memorable enough, given the circumstances.
EDGE: Lambert.

Which round two performance did you prefer on the American Idol finale?

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Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford will headline the remake of Footloose, as has been rumored for weeks, while a new, hot name is being tossed around for the potential female lead in the forthcoming song-and-dance extravaganza:

Miley Cyrus.

"They've expressed interest in Miley for the part," a source close to the tween queen said. Another source close to the Footloose production further added that Cyrus "is definitely in the mix" to star opposite Chace Crawford.

That mix currently includes Hayden Panettiere, Amanda Bynes and Dancing With the Stars' Julianne Hough, all of whom have auditioned for the part of Ariel Moore, the independent, rebellious character played in 1984 by Lori Singer.

Either way, the studio has finally locked up Chace Crawford. The Gossip Girl guy had been in line for the role of Ren McCormack since Zac Efron got cold feet.

Chace Crawford is ready to get Footloose ... but with whom?

Miley Cyrus has not auditioned for the role, but her singing and dancing skills have already been proven. Then again, that would also be true of Julianne Hough.

While Cyrus' reps had no comment, it may be a bit premature to think she would or could take the role, as the Disney corporate drone's schedule is booked solid.

Chace Crawford and another Dancing With the Stars pro, Julianne's brother Derek Hough, were among those to audition for the role originated by Kevin Bacon.

Footloose, to be directed by High School Musical's Kenny Ortega, is set to begin shooting in March 2010, around when Chace wraps Season 3 of Gossip Girl.

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Shawn Johnson won four medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

So, where does the season eight title on Dancing with the Stars rank on her resume of achievements? Very high, apparently.

"I've loved every second of it," the 17-year-old champ said backstage before she hoisted the disco ball trophy. ""This has been the best experience ever. I've grown so much."

Dancing Celebration

According to host Tom Bergeron "less than 1 percent" separated Johnson from fellow finalist Gilles Marini at the end (Melissa Rycroft was voted out first last night and finished in third place).

"This has been, without a doubt the best season ever," said head judge Len Goodman. "We've got the three best dancers here in the final."

All three finalists performed one last dance - and all three earned a perfect score of 30 from the judges. In the end, though, like any winning gymnast, Johnson vaulted past her competition for the title.

Click on the photos below to relive Shawn and Marks journey on Dancing with the Stars:

  • Mark Ballas, Shawn Johnson Pic
  • Riding Her Partner
  • Semifinal Performance
  • Very Cute Couple

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Paris Hilton promotes herself like none other. She just didn't honor a deal to promote herself as part of the film Pledge This!, according to its producers.

A Miami judge today that he will not throw out a breach-of-contract lawsuit brought against the ho-tel heiress by the distributors of the 2006 drivel.

Investors claim Paris' failure to abide by her contractual obligation to adequately plug the straight-to-DVD sorority flick resulted in a loss of $8.3 million.

Ironically, she's now indirectly doing more to promote it - testifying how she Googles herself to remember what she said or did, rather than keep records, and so on - than marketing managers could have possibly dreamed of.

Her attorney claimed her to be "the single busiest person on the planet," but a judge didn't throw out the case, telling her she must stand trial June 8.

A Familiar Position

A judge's ruling brought Paris Hilton to her knees. Figuratively.

As for her other projects less likely to result in lawsuits, she's soaking up the sun in Europe, with beau Doug Reinhardt, promoting the upcoming documentary Paris, Not France, appearing this week at the Cannes Film Festival.

She's also already hyping the forthcoming Season 2 of My New BFF on MTV, something that seems to hearken back to her Pledge This! days.

"It was basically Paris' sorority house," she tells E! News "It's about sisterhood - there's pledging, there's crazy challenges. We had the best time. We started out in Las Vegas, and these kids really were up for anything."

Awesome. The second season kicks off June 2.

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Celebrity gossip magazines will go to the far ends of the globe for a story. Or at least to Russia.

Earlier this week, People tracked down the mother of Oksana Grigorieva and grilled her about rumors that her daughter contributed to the break-up of Mel Gibson's divorce.

In Attack Mode!

"He split up with his wife three years ago, so to suggest that she has broken up their marriage is rubbish," Lyudmila Chernukha said. "He was no longer with his wife so he was bound to meet some woman at some point, it just happened to be Oksana."

Pssst, honey: your sperm is a lethal weapon!

As for whether or not Grigorieva is knocked up with the actor's love child, Lyudmila pretty much confirmed it.

"I can't say anything. Wait for the official statement from them."

Hey, when it comes to infidelity, divorce and children out of wedlock, it's not his public to whom Gibson must come clean. It's his Catholic God.

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This one isn't quite as random as Hayden Panettiere and Steve Jones, but yet another sexy, new celebrity couple we never saw coming has been seen out and about this month, according to various entertainment news sources.

Audrina Patridge of The Hills and Chris Pine of Star Trek fame were reportedly spotted sipping drinks with friends at the Red Lion Tavern in L.A. on May 15.

Moreover, this wasn't the first time they have gotten together. In fact, they’ve been on a hot date: “Chris and his girlfriend broke up in March, and he is definitely single,” an insider tells In Touch. “They went out, and Audrina is into him.”

Apparently the date was a success. While they tried to maintain a low profile, the reality TV star, who just turned 24 earlier this month, and the hunky actor, 28, left his building in the morning back on May 2 - just a few minutes apart.

Guess Audrina was serious about being over Justin-Bobby.

Audrina Patridge is supposedly dating Chris Pine. We're not sure if this is the case, as she gets linked to a lot of guys, but they would certainly make a hot couple!

The two supposedly met at Tao in Las Vegas at ShoWest: “They both got awards and were at a dinner with friends. They said a quick hello,” the insider says.

“That’s where they met. Chris was looking at Audrina a lot, and you could tell that he thought she looked pretty - he was intrigued.” Who wouldn't be?

Audzo is said to be pushing her own reality show with producer Mark Burnett for when The Hills comes to a conclusion, or she opts not to stay on it.

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When Olivia Wilde was named the world's most beautiful woman by Maxim, we had our doubts.

After all, we've seen Marisa Miller pictures. We've spent hours drooling over Megan Fox photos. We've had to have Brooklyn Decker images surgically removed from our hands.

Wilde is very pretty and all, but the world is a big place. It seemed like an undeserved honor.

Our overall opinion hasn't changed, but this photo spread of the House star definitely helps her cause. No offense, Shawn Johnson. But you're no longer the cutest gymnast on TV...

  • Gorgeous Gymnast
  • Reaching for the Stars
  • A Sexy Stretch
  • Olivia Wilde, GQ
  • Gone Wilde
  • GQ Image

Click on the Olivia Wilde photos above to enlarge, and truly appreciate, this beauty.

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Last night on The Hills, Spencer Pratt was under the gun.

Almost literally.

Heidi Montag’s father Bill, not to be confused with her stepdad, who married her mom Darlene, is a legit cowboy, and he threatened to kill Heidi's beau more than one time during his visit to California. Always fun to watch Spencer squirm.

Eventually, though, he and Spencer got along pretty well. Heck, Bill Montag even sort of gave Spencer props for starting that bar brawl over Heidi.

The two walked along the beach discussing Spencer’s intentions, which Pratt admitted were to live happily ever after with Heidi Montag. Bill agreed to give Spencer his blessing, but warned, “You would be the loser if you lost Heidi.”

Blessing - and engagement ring - in hand, Spencer took Heidi up in the Ferris wheel at Santa Monica Pier to ask her to marry him for real this time.

Heidi balked, saying there were many things in the way of that happening - Spencer has to apologize to Darlene, and to Lauren Conrad, and agree to a traditional, “princess wedding,” which The Hills villain had steadfastly opposed before.

He swore "I know the rules" and was ready to do all of that and more. Then he whipped out a giant diamond, and all Heidi's worries melted away.

Meanwhile, Audrina Patridge reunited with the White Tie Affair on the set of their music video shoot set and Stephanie Pratt, who previously hit it off with the guitarist of that rock ensemble, rolled up smelling of desperation and stupidity.

Steph and Audzo met up with the singer and the guitarist for drinks, and the boys immediately started making advances. The guitarist, who obviously does not meet enough girls, started inquiring about Stephanie's relationship status.

When she asked about his love life, he tried the “whatever happens on the road” bit, but said he has "something solid at home." I.e., living with him.

Despite how pathetic and annoying she is at all times, Stephanie didn't go the groupie route, later whining to Audrina about it. Meanwhile, Lauren Conrad was at dinner with Brody Jenner lamenting how she had to fire her lazy ass the following day.

LC did so bluntly (after Stephanie arrived late, natch). Stephanie Pratt cried. Lauren offered to help Steph find another job. Steph cried some more.

“Is this like being fired even though I’m just interning?” Stephanie asked, plaintively, as she packed her things and left People's Revolution forever.

What a moron.

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