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Savannah Guthrie Debuts on Today; Bubbly is Back (watch!)

Savannah Guthrie has a hundred megawatt smile and she used it to her best advantage today (July 9) in her debut as the new co-host of the Today Show. Matt Lauer couldn’t stop smiling either. In fact, neither Savannah nor Matt could stop laughing and smiling. Whether this will help ratings is subject to debate. But at least they were having fun....
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Jennifer Aniston’s Ghastly Smartwater Photoshop Fail

Jennifer Aniston looks ghastly in a new advertising campaign for Glacéau smartwater. The photos have been digitally altered so much, Jen looks like she’s made of wax. In one image, the 43-year-old actress is sitting in a racy convertible, looking over her shoulder, with her blouse unbuttoned provocatively....

Howard Stern Lip Smacks Matt Lauer on Today (watch!)

Howard Stern is pretty genuflecting for someone who claims to be the King of all media. He jumped on Matt Lauer’s lap and planted a big kiss on the Today Show host’s cheek, in a show of, well, cheeky affection. But, hey, anything for ratings. The “Today Show” is locked in a heated battle with ABC rival “Good Morning America,” something Stern was all too aware of....
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Katy Perry Adds Pop-Star Cool to Adidas Sportswear (watch!)

Katy Perry joins mostly athletes in the latest campaign to promote Adidas sportswear. The singer takes the clothes outside the realm of athletics and tries to make the company’s tracksuits and shoes pop-star cool. Perry wears bright pink Adidas tracksuit pants and a midriff baring sports training bra in some of the shots for the “Adidas is all in” campaign. In others, she’s photographed jogging along a beach boardwalk in California with friends....
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Ashton Kutcher Hilarious Commercial Called 'Racist' (watch)

Did Ashton Kutcher go too far in a hilarious dating commercial spoof? His portrayal of a Bollywood producer has sparked a backlash. Kutcher and the company that sponsored the ad, Popchips, an independent snack food company based in San Francisco, are drawing fire from what critics are calling a “racist” portrayal of the ethnic Indian....

Hugh Hefner Slams GOP, Calls for New Sexual Revolution

Hugh Hefner won't go quietly into that good night. Not when Republicans are trashing everything he's fought for during his career. Well, the only thing, really... sexual freedom. The Hedonist in Chief, who's pioneering magazine opened the door to sexual freedom, and yes, women's liberation, issued a stirring sexual manifesto in the pages of his aging, if iconic magazine. He lambastes the GOP's "war against sex."...
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Mary J. Blige Pulls a Whopper for Burger King (watch!)

Singer Mary J. Blige is caught in a whopper of a controversy. African-American groups are criticizing her ad for Burger King, claiming it is beneath the “Queen of Hip Hop Soul.” The chain has pulled the ad, but not for the obvious reason. Web site MadameNoire, which is orient toward black women wrote an open letter to the singer, calling her fast food ad “buffoonish."...
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Toddlers & Tiaras Show Latest to Allegedly Fake ‘Reality’

Kim Kardashian isn't the only "reality" personality faking scenes. The TLC show "Toddlers & Tiaras," which features children as young as four years old, is largely staged to hype the drama. The show even creates fake pageants, according to a new report. Maxine Tinnel, a pageant organizer said much of the action is highly manipulated, choreographed and contrived. Mother-and-daughter duos chosen for their eccentricity, she told the New York Post....
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Jennifer Aniston Pregnant? Fake Tabloid Stories on Rise

Jennifer Aniston and her boyfriend Justin Theroux are reportedly expecting twins, according to a tabloid report that is undoubtedly fake. Why are tabloids cheating by making up the news? The latest report on Aniston’s supposed pregnancy, there literally have been dozens, comes from Star magazine. It claims an “insider” has revealed that the actress spent $500,000 to add a nursery to her $21 million Bel Air mansion....
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Maria Menounos Strips to Bikini Over Super Bowl Bet (watch!)

Maria Menounos put her body on the line in a Super Bowl bet on the New England Patriots and was forced to strip down to a tiny bikini in freezing Times Square today (Feb. 6) after the New York Giants won. Menounos, 35, made the bet with Extra co-host Mario Lopez. She swore she would wear a bikini in Giants colors if she lost, but who would have thought she meant a tiny string bikini....
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Sausage Blooper Anchor Goes Viral; Here’s Who She Is!

Lisa Dutton has become almost universally known as the “sausage blooper anchor woman,” thanks to a YouTube video rapidly going viral. Most sites running the video don’t identify her. But here’s the background on the Internet phenom. Dutton got her big break when she became morning news anchor at the local Saskatoon, Canada television station last December. But she apparently got up a little too early one morning to report on a kielbasa eating contest....
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Angelina Jolie Having Twins? Will, Jada Divorce! Tabloids Run Amok

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are having twins! Demi Moore's kids want nothing to do with her! Will Smith and Jada have divided up the kids ahead of a divorce! The tabloids are wild this week with sensational... rumors. Like solar storms that occasionally shoot out of the sun, the nation's leading tabloid magazines have erupted with sensational, if barely believable stories, about the latest celebrity births, break ups and personal meltdowns....
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Honda Driving Ferris Beuller Should Have Stayed in Bed (watch!)

Matthew Broderick plays Ferris Beuller knock-off from his classic 1986 film “Ferris Beuller’s Day Off” in an upcoming Super Bowl ad for Honda. But this time, Ferris should have stayed in bed. Ferris is apparently a big-time movie star, but he’s so cleaned up and sanitized, he seems to be lost in suburban no man’s land, symbolized by, what else, that paean to suburbia, the Honda CRV. Okay, its a red one but that only makes it worse....

Irina Shayk Disses ‘No Class’ Lindsay Lohan, Playboy (photos)

Irina Shayk, one of the world's hottest lingerie models, says she would never pose for Playboy, taking an indirect swipe at Lindsay Lohan. Shayk says she has too much "class." Lohan posed for Playboy and was featured in the January issue in a spread that paid tribute to Marilyn Monroe, the magazine’s first nude cover model. She revealed that Hugh Hefner offered her a bundle to pose naked, but says she spurned him....
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