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Remember those rumors about Michael Phelps seeing Amanda Beard naked earlier this year, when everyone was wondering who he was dating?

No? Was that just us?

Amanda Beard Naked

Well, they weren't true in case. The two Olympians were never an item. But Amanda Beard is quick to defend her friend Phelps just the same as he's gotten criticized for becoming a fixture in Las Vegas and dating Caroline Pal.

Beard admits that it's "definitely weird" to see Michael Phelps becoming a celebrity gossip mainstay, but she thinks he should be cut some slack.

Pre-Caz, Michael Phelps did some platonic palling around with Amanda Beard.

"A swimmer's life is extremely boring," Beard lamented to E! Online at yesterday evening's opening of the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills.

"We swim and we're in the pool all day long. I know he trains his butt off, so I know it feels good for him to let loose and have a drink - and to have ladies underneath his arms. It's good for him."

Watch out, Caz Pal. She said ladies - plural!

Amanda Beard is confident Michael will rein it in once he starts training again: "He has a really, really, really intense coach who's very strict."

Hopefully not too strict. We need him to win eight more golds in 2012, but right now, we need him to generate gossip! He's almost as prolific at this as he is in the pool. Check out our gallery of Michael Phelps pictures and see!

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O.J. Simpson was sentenced to 15 years in prison for armed robbery after a judge rejected his apology, saying, "It was much more than stupidity."

Simpson was convicted on October 3 of 12 criminal counts, including armed robbery, kidnapping and burglary after he and some buddies broke into a Nevada hotel room, attempting to recover his allegedly stolen sports memorabilia.

The 61-year-old Heisman Trophy winner and NFL Hall of Famer stood both shackled and stone-faced as Judge Jackie Glass read the punishment.

A rambling, five-minute plea for leniency, in which he was simultaneously apologizing for the holdup as a foolish mistake and trying to justify his actions, ended with O.J. Simpson choking back tears. And earned him zero sympathy.

The judge emphasized that it was a violent confrontation in which at least one gun was drawn, and someone could have been shot. She said the evidence was overwhelming, with the planning, confrontation and aftermath all on tape.

Hard to argue with that.

JUICE NO LONGER LOOSE! At long, long last, O.J. Simpson is headed for the long prison stint he so richly deserves and worked so tirelessly to attain.

The judge said several times that her sentence in the Vegas robbery case had absolutely nothing to do with O.J. Simpson's controversial acquittal in the 1994 slayings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.

Simpson was immediately led away to prison after the judge refused to permit him to go free on bail while he appeals. His co-defendant and former golfing buddy, Clarence "C.J." Stewart, also was sentenced to at least 15 years.

The Juice could be paroled after as little as nine years. Maybe Christie Prody will even be there when he gets out. True love always waits.

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Speaking to celebrity gossip sources about his latest charitable efforts, New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez briefly spoke on his relationship with Madonna.

"We're friends," Rodriguez said. "We're friends - that's it."

While rumors have swirled that the slugger has been carrying on a romantic relationship and flying around the country in order to spend time with Madonna, "I can tell you this," he said, "I've never been on a plane with her."

A-Rod did not address yesterday's rumors that he's been railing Melissa Britos, however he did add that he finds celeb gossip reports about himself laughable:

"I've been to two [of her] concerts, yet I've read that I went to 20. I've also read that we were buying an apartment together. That is absolutely ridiculous and not true... You have to have a sense of humor when it comes to this stuff."

When pressed on how much time they have spent together, and whether he had ever stayed the night at Madonna's home, Alex Rodriguez commented:

"If I answered every rumor we'd be here for three weeks."

A source close to A-Rod also says that reports of Madonna and Alex Rodriguez spending the night together are "completely and unequivocably false."

Okay, so they're not house hunting. But there's surely something going on. A-Rod doesn't have female friends, only women he hasn't hit home runs with yet.

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Notorious hockey motormouth and off-ice "player" Sean Avery's suspension has been officially set at six games by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.

The Dallas Stars forward already served two games since he was indefinitely banned Tuesday for calling Elisha Cuthbert his sloppy seconds, in what the league called "inappropriate public comments, not pertaining to the game."

Complex Elisha Cuthbert

Bettman's ruling was announced on the NHL website Friday, one day after a three-hour hearing was held regarding the issue at the league's Manhattan office.

Avery used the crude but still somewhat funny expression in Calgary, Alberta, while speaking to reporters to describe his former girlfriend, Cuthbert, who is now dating another hockey player, the Flames defenseman Dion Phaneuf.

He later apologized without mentioning either by name.

NOT A "SLOPPY" DRESSER: With nothing to do for his team's next six games, the Dallas Stars' Sean Avery is free to indulge in his other passion: fashion.

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50 Cent and his security staff were seen breaking into a Rolls Royce outside of a hotel in London earlier today.

The car, which belonged to Fiddy at least, was parked with the keys locked inside.

The hip-hop star's entourage worked feverishly to get the vehicle open so Fiddy would not be forced to ride in the embarrassing stretch Hummer he hired for his friends.

The crew eventually got in and, thanks heavens, 50 Cent was able to save face...

50 Cent Breaks In

The caper unfolded like a slapstick comedy in downtown London; see more of 50 Cent's vehicular antics below:

  • 50 Cent Arrives
  • 50 Cent's Entourage
  • 50 Cent GTA V
  • 50 Cent Carless
  • 50 Cent Rollin

50 Cent's team broke into the car so easily, local police were forced to check outstanding warrents. [Photo Credit: Splash News Online]

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TomKat, a.k.a. Tom Cruise and his most treasured possession wife, Katie Holmes, are featured on two dueling covers of the New York Times Style Magazine.

Kate, as he calls her, has been under the scrutiny of the spotlight alongside her husband ever since she became part of one of the world's most famous couples. Yet, the actress insists that the public perception of her is all wrong.

"There's a misperception about me that I became this wallflower, a woman who doesn't have any control of her life," she says. "And that's pretty wrong. From the beginning, I have made choices in my life that have been very strong."

The mother of Suri Cruise says she blocks out the world and the celebrity gossip buzz surrounding her: "I have too much to do. I can't pay attention to all that noise."

Katie Holmes also gushed about her storybook romance with Tom Cruise.

"When I met Tom I was completely in love and, yes, I admired him growing up - he's Tom Cruise!" she said. "When I met him, he was so warm and I thought, Wow! You can be a superstar and a human being. He made me feel amazing."

Interviewed separately, Cruise said, "I knew I wanted to marry Kate when I met her. After our first date, I was sure. At one point, I thought she was going to ask me to marry her and I changed the subject. I wanted to ask her."

Click to enlarge more TomKat pics from the N.Y. Times ...

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After a long night of performing at Tenjune in Manhattan, Samantha Ronson and platonic lover Lindsay Lohan decided on a quiet nightcap at Beatrice Inn.

The semi-private club, known for its living room-type atmosphere, was the perfect place for the two to cozy up together.

The date night comes just days after Lohan insisted in her blog that the two "are not breaking up" and last night they proved it...

Lohan and Ronson Nightcap

If you're looking for proof that these two are as close as ever, click below to see more of Lohan and Ronson at Beatrice Inn:

  • Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson Get Quiet
  • Lohan and Ronson Night Out
  • Ronson and Lohan Call it a Night
  • Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson at Beatrice Inn
  • Lohan and Ronson Nightcap

Apparently it's true that couples eventually start to dress alike. [Photo Credit: Splash News Online]

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Fresh off a holiday shopping spree with Sean P. and Jayden James, Britney Spears did the honors at the "Light of the Angels" tree lighting ceremony in Los Angeles Thursday. Suffice it to say, the recovering singer was very happy about being there ...

Britney Spears Smiles BIG

Click to enlarge more pictures of Britney Spears at the festive holiday event, where she conversed with Adam Carolla. [Photo Credits: Splash News Online]

  • Britney Lights the Tree
  • Adam Carolla and Britney Spears
  • The Light of the Angels
  • Britney Spears and Adam Carolla
  • Merry Christmas From Britney

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The most searched-for celebrity online in '08 was Britney Spears.

But who will be unveiled as Barbara Walters' coveted, completely arbitrary Most Fascinating Person of the Year? Here's two hints:

  1. Britney Spears did not win this one, unfortch.
  2. It's one of the individuals pictured below ...
  • President Obama
  • Michael Phelps Photo

Who's the most fascinating of these celebrities? Follow the jump to find out ...

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