The Hollywood Gossip Week in Review: August 1-7, 2009

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Welcome, celebrity gossip fans, to The Hollywood Gossip. Below, we take a look back at some of the top stories in what was quite possibly the most exciting week of Hollywood news since ... well, last week. Here were some highlights ...

  • A controversial Joker poster likening Barack Obama to The Dark Knight character surfaced. Maybe it comes with the job, but everything the President says, does and promotes seems to generate controversy. Even his health care logo.
  • Speaking of presidents, Bill Clinton helped secure the release of Laura Ling and Euna Lee from the North Korean prison were they were sentenced to 12 years.
  • Paula Abdul has bid farewell to American Idol. Or not. It's unclear.
  • Despite gushing praise from Kate 2.0 (Kate Major), and rumors that he is nailing Stephanie Santoro, Jon Gosselin says he's still with Hailey Glassman and always has been. Wait, what? Either, way, he is tired of being blamed!
  • Two women - Bethany Steffen and Lindsey Johnson - are accusing Ed Swiderski, winner of The Bachelorette, of having sex with or "sexting" them after getting engaged to Jillian Harris, and are warning the Canadian cute to run for it.
Jillian Picture

Vanessa Hudgens and Jillian Harris both say they are targets - the former of hackers exploiting her personal naked pics, the latter of haters jealous of her happiness.

  • A new set of leaked photos of Vanessa Hudgens nude surfaced. Lawyers say they are from the original batch of pictures leaked in 2007. At which point the High School Musical hottie was underage. Either way, she was very naked.
  • Just when you think you've seen it all, a Lady Gaga hermaphrodite picture surfaced, claiming to prove the singer is both a man and a woman. Hot.
  • Robert Pattinson allegedly spent the night with Kristen Stewart! OMG!!
  • The Heidi Pratt Playboy cover was revealed. And it was a disappointment. 
  • Mark McLeod was arrested for stalking Miley Cyrus. Again. What a creep.
  • Director John Hughes died at age 59. His '80s movies pretty much rule.
  • Cameron Douglas, Michael Douglas' son, is a big-time crystal meth dealer.
  • Javier Bardem got Penelope Cruz pregnant. Hottest. Celebrity. Baby. Ever.
  • Katherine Jackson got full custody of Michael's kids. It's what he wanted.