One of the first and most heart-wrenching of the year's celebrity deaths was Jett Travolta, the 16-year-old son of John Travolta and Kelly Preston.

Thanks to the alleged $25 million extortion plot against the Travolta family, the details of the teenager's tragic death will now be rehashed in court.

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A week ago, we were treated to drama, controversy and egomaniacal outbursts at the MTV Video Music Awards. Last night's Emmy Awards? More low-key.

The Emmys, after all, actually honor creative arts, rather than just throwing a bunch of celebs together under the pretense of doling out made-up awards.

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Below is a new, high-quality clip of Michael Jackson rehearsing in Los Angeles for his This Is It tour earlier this year. The superstar was to perform 50 concerts in London, England, before he tragically passed away at age 50 June 25.

Footage from Michael's final rehearsals is being compiled into a documentary to be released later this year. A tribute concert is also planned for mid-2010.

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Nicole Richie's bio on her Wikipedia page describes her as a "socialite, actress, author, singer and TV personality," active from 2003-present. We aren't sure how true any of that is, but she turns 28 today. Happy birthday, Nicole!

These days, Lionel Richie's daughter is perhaps best known as a mother herself - she and Joel Madden are parents to Harlow, 1, and Sparrow, two weeks.

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As protagonist Don Draper on AMC's award-winning Mad Men, Jon Hamm can talk his way in or out of anything - including the pants of women in the early '60s.

Mario Lopez does not have quite that much power over the female gender, although the actor who played A.C. Slater on Saved By the Bell does have his fans.

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