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It looks like Rihanna may finally break her silence - under oath - about the alleged assault on her earlier this year by boyfriend Chris Brown.

Following a hearing in Los Angeles this morning, Rihanna's lawyer, Donald Etra, said prosecutors intend to subpoena the singer to appear at a June 22 hearing, so that a court can determine if there's enough evidence to proceed with a trial.

RiRi Topless

"The DA has advised me that she will be subpoenaed [to testify]," Etra said, noting that Rihanna would therefore be subject to cross-examination by Chris Brown's attorney, Mark Geragos. "She absolutely will comply."

Meanwhile, Geragos was unsuccessful in gaining access to police records to find out who leaked the now-infamous battered Rihanna photo.

In denying Geragos' request, L.A. Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg said that while she agreed the leaked photo was unfortunate, she argued it had nothing to do Brown's arrest and wouldn't significantly impact his right to a fair trial.

"It matters to me not if your client is high-profile or not," the judge said. "I don't believe you're entitled [to demand access to police records]."

The attorney has been relentlessly pursuing the origin of the photo, likely trying to use it as leverage to secure a plea deal for Brown, who he believes cannot be fairly tried based on prospective jurors' existing perception of him.

Asked, after his motion was denied, if he's confident he can keep Brown from doing time, Geragos replied, "I'm not going to address any of that."

Brown, 20, has pleaded not guilty to allegedly beating Rihanna on February 8. If convicted, he faces up to four years and eight months in prison.

The embattled star was hit with another lawsuit earlier today, filed by a celebrity news photographer who alleges Brown's bodyguards assaulted him.

Experts say the felony case likely won't go to trial, but will end in a plea bargain, which could happen any time. However, this has been the theory for two months, which suggests Geragos and the D.A. have yet to find a mutually acceptable deal.

In a ridiculous video posted Tuesday with his pal Bow Wow, Brown sort of broke his silence for the first time since the incident and told fans "I ain't a monster" in an apparent reference to the case. His reps had no comment.

Meanwhile, Rihanna was spotted getting cozy with Canadian hip-hop artist Aubrey "Drake" Graham, although the rapper stated they're just friends.

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Following the much-ballyhooed Susan Boyle meltdown from this week, Piers Morgan is rushing to the defense of the singer.

On CBS' The Early Show Thursday, the Britain's Got Talent just said he feels sorry for the burgeoning celebrity.

"From what I hear, she's been in tears the last two days. She even threatened to leave the show yesterday at one stage, because of the sheer amount of pressure on her," Morgan said. "And you have to remember with Susan, she's a 48-year-old lady from a tiny village in Scotland who has never been exposed to anything like this kind of attention. And I think she's really feeling the heat."

Susan Boyle, seen here dealing with British policemen following a run-in with journalists, is feeling the pressures of fame.

Morgan continued, citing the conditions under which Boyle reportedly flipped out:

"The hotel she's in is crawling in tourists, crawling in the media. I think maybe she overreacted. I don't know what happened. She denies, apparently, some of the things that have been reported.

"But either way, I know she's feeling a lot of pressure, and I think that most people watching this show and hearing about this will feel natural sympathy toward her. And I just hope it all calms down for the final. Because, on Saturday, she sings for the competition."

Can Boyle overcome the pressure and win Britain's Got Talent?!? A world awaits the answer.

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Looks like the long-running feud between Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag (and the recent producer-forced reconciliation) is sooooo last week.

A new battle could soon be emerging on The Hills, with Audrina Patridge and LC's replacement and old nemesis Kristin Cavallari squaring off.

"I don't like her," Patridge said on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM radio show.

Audzo confirmed the two had a fight the first day of filming new episodes. It is rumored that Kristin is pursuing Patridge's smelly ex, Justin-Bobby.

She did not divulge details, but said, "When someone gets in my face, I have to defend myself ... I can't say much. They'll show it, but I mean, all I have to say is, it's really pathetic and desperate what people will do when the cameras are around."

Audrina is picking up where LC left off in hating on Kristin.

"It was my birthday, and I was just like, Oh, my God. Is this what we're going to have to deal with?'" Audrina Patridge recalled on the radio show.

Audzo did not discuss her fling with Star Trek's Chris Pine: "There's always speculation of anyone I hang out with or anything I do," she coyly said.

Pressed for more, she replied, "My lips are sealed."

But while she wouldn't go on the record as riding the Pine, she could not resist slamming her ass clown ex, leaving with this parting shot: "From Justin-Bobby, I think any guy is an upgrade. I've learned so much since that relationship."

Oh, snap. Whose side are you on ...

 

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Her beloved Boston Celtics were eliminated in the previous round, but rabid NBA fan Ellen Pompeo and husband Chris Ivery will settle for their second favorites.

Count them among the growing ranks of celebrity L.A. Lakers fans.

Here's the Grey's Anatomy actress and her husband of a year and a half at Game Five of the Western Conference Finals at the Staples Center on Wednesday ...

Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery are locked in on the action.

Ellen and Chris got engaged on her birthday on November 10, 2006 and tied the knot exactly a year later in 2007. Michael Bloomberg officiated at the wedding.

The pregnant star is showing some signs of a baby bump, and it is awfully cute. Follow the jump for a photo of her glowing outside the Lakers-Nuggets game ...

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Ha, no, not the one in which he decided it would be cool to use Rihanna's face as a speedbag and left her unconscious in his rented Lamborghini.

This is a different beating, and Brown's fists were not involved - just his bodyguards'.

On the most recent stop on his Act Like a Tool / Return to Public Life Tour, Chris Brown played some pickup basketball with NBA star Shaquille O'Neal.

No violence broke out there - but according to a photographer, what took place on an L.A. basketball court back in March was quite a different story.

According to the new lawsuit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, the celebrity gossip photographer claims it all went down just weeks after the Rihanna incident, when he shot a photo of Chris Brown playing b-ball with his friends.

The photographer claims Chris' bodyguards yelled at him - so he tried to leave the gym ... but an L.A. Fitness employee tried to block his escape.

He then fell down a stairwell, which allowed the bodyguards to catch up with him - where they, "picked him up by his shorts and physically assaulted him."

The man claims he was a paying member at the gym and had every right to be there. He is suing Chris Brown and LA Fitness for assault and battery, false imprisonment, infliction of emotional distress, negligence and premises liability.

Interestingly, this is the same guy who attempted to sue Pierce Brosnan over a violent incident with the star in Malibu - but that case was dismissed.

Chris Brown lawyer, Mark Geragos, said in a statement: "The is a specious and frivolous lawsuit by one of the paparazzi seeking publicity and a payday. He's done this before and lost. We will vigorously defend against this."

Can't wait for Brown and Bow Wow's lame video statement on this story.

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Nadya Suleman is home from the hospital following uterine surgery and resting at her home, according to her unofficial mouthpiece, Radar Online.

Like soulmate Kate Gosselin, she of the giant vadge is now free to ignore her kids at will while devoting her time to cashing in on her quasi-fame.

Octokid

The infamous 33-year-old mother of 14 humans needed the procedure after her doctors discovered benign fibroid tumors on the wall of her uterus.

Her operation was initially scheduled two weeks ago; however, the surgeons at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center stopped the procedure after Suleman suffered internal bleeding. She returned days later to have the tumors removed.

Nadya Suleman looks like any other parent in this photo, nursing her child ... until you realize she has 13 more, or the cameras leave and she ignores them all.

That must have been a traumatic experience for Nadya. Surgery is no fun. Oh well, at least it's over with. And it made her even more fertile.

While Octomom has been in the hospital, the famed octuplets, born in January, and her six older children have been in the care of nannies.

The nannies have been in the care of California taxpayers.

The woman has no job.

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Over the first couple episodes of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Danielle Staub confessed to a two-year phone sex relationship with a man she'd never met; and offered a blow job to some random dude in a restaurant.

Both those developments pale in comparison to Staub's alleged past, which are just now coming to light.

As the show teased in its preview for next week's episode, this Real Housewife was not always a member of the Garden State's elite. She's reportedly mentioned in the 1995 book "Cop Without a Badge," a memoir penned by former FBI informant Kevin Maher.

Danielle Staub Photo

Thanks to "Cop Without a Badge," the entire world now knows the history of Danielle Staub and her vadge.

According to this biography, Staub used to go by the name Beverly Merrill. She met Maher at a drug party in Miami in the 1980s. (He describes Staub/Merril as a "coke whore.")

The initial interaction between the pair came after she was released on $10,000 bail, following an arrest for her alleged involvement in the kidnapping of a man who owed her drug dealing friend money.

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Paris Hilton and boyfriend Doug Reinhardt stopped sucking face long enough to make it to the FiFi Fragrance Awards last night in Manhattan.

The awards celebrated the international fragrance community, with presenters from the worlds of fashion, television, theater, and film.

Paris and Doug Arriving

Hilton and Reinhardt seemed to be behaving themselves, which was a nice change for the PDA duo.

Maybe the time in Cannes helped them relax, or maybe the fact that there was no boat for them to go make out in was enough to keep the two in check.

It's good to know that Paris is back in the States and making her way around Manhattan with Reinhardt on her arm, as opposed to up her skirt.

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The following is great news for Kate Gosselin. She'll soon be able to write a book titled Love Is in No Longer in the Mix: How to Recover from a Failed Marriage Via a Series of Book Signings.

According to The National Enquirer, the marriage between Kate and her husband is over. A divorce is imminent.

Kate Gosselin, Runner

“Jon said their goal is to be legally separated by July 15 because Kate wants to move on quickly,” a source said. "Jon is going to push for half of their money, but Kate is determined to hang on to as much as she can - and they’re worth more than you think.”

How much more?

The couple allegedly earned between $50-75,000 per episode of their show, while Kate takes in approximately $20,000 per speaking engagement. Moreover, let's not forget the hordes of free items that TLC has handed out to the family.

“Needless to say, there’s a small fortune at stake here, easily $10 million,” said an insider “And Jon and Kate will be fighting over it like cats and dogs!”

Or, to be accurate: Jon will be sitting quietly, stewing over the cash; while Kate will continually nag him about being greedy and lazy.

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Despite pretty much falling off the planet since losing to Taylor Hicks on American Idol a few seasons ago, Katharine McPhee was overwhelmed by a pack of ravenous paparazzi while out and about in Los Angeles earlier this month.

Fortunately, the 25-year-old wife of Nick Cokas was rescued by a random homeless woman, Quween. It was apparently quite the spectacle.

As a result, FunnyOrDie.com has paired the celebrity with her unlikely savior in a faux infomercial promoting Quween's versatile services.

Celebrities from A-to-Z-list should not hesitate to consult this lunatic when it comes to all their pressing, paparazzi protection needs.

Would you want to mess with Quween?

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