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RECOVERED?

Courtney Love is on her way home. The troubled rock star, who spent her 40th birthday in a Manhattan hospital for an undisclosed gynecological condition, was reportedly discharged on Monday. Love now faces a warrant for her arrest in Los Angeles, after failing to appear for an arraignment on assault charges last Friday. read more

TASTY OFFER

Late Show host David Letterman's company, Worldwide Pants, will produce Strangers with Candy: The Movie. The film will be based on the old Comedy Central sitcom starring Amy Sedaris, one of Letterman's favorite female comedians. read more

HILTON'S LEFT BARE

A Los Angeles judge has tossed out Paris Hilton's invasion of privacy lawsuit against Kahatani Ltd., the Florida-based Internet company that distributed her infamous videotaped sex romp with former boyfriend Rick Salomon. The $30 million demand was dismissed on Friday for reasons that were not specified in court documents. The socialite's sweaty romp can now be purchased as a video bearing the title One Night in Paris. On the bright side, thanks to Hilton's legal settlement with Salomon, she'll reportedly collect $400,000 — plus a percentage of the video's sales — which she plans to donate to "worthy charities." read more

RECOVERED?

Courtney Love is on her way home. The troubled rock star, who spent her 40th birthday in a Manhattan hospital for an undisclosed gynecological condition, was reportedly discharged on Monday. Love now faces a warrant for her arrest in Los Angeles, after failing to appear for an arraignment on assault charges last Friday. read more

THE SHOW WILL GO ON

Actor's Equity and Broadway producers reached a tentative agreement on Monday regarding future performances on the Great White Way. The four-year production contract, which is expected to be finalized today, will improve salary and health-care benefits for performers on Broadway and on the road. read more

TRADING SPACES

Entertainment Tonight has promoted weekend anchor Mark Steines to a Monday-Friday work schedule. He'll join Mary Hart as coanchor of the entertainment news show, effective immediately, announced Paramount Domestic Television. Outgoing ET host Bob Goen has signed a development deal with the studio. ESPN Sportscenter anchor Kevin Frazier will take over the vacated weekend slot beginning Sept. 18. read more

TV EXES TO WED

WB cutie Chad Michael Murray announced on last night's Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn that he is engaged to his One Tree Hill costar, Sophia Bush. (Omigod, y'all! Lucas and Brooke are broken up on the show, but they're getting married in real life?! That is soooo cool.) Murray proposed to his fiancée in Australia while filming the upcoming movie House of Wax. read more

TV EXES TO WED

WB cutie Chad Michael Murray announced on last night's Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn that he is engaged to his One Tree Hill costar, Sophia Bush. (Omigod, y'all! Lucas and Brooke are broken up on the show, but they're getting married in real life?! That is soooo cool.) Murray proposed to his fiancée in Australia while filming the upcoming movie House of Wax. read more

HILTON'S LEFT BARE

A Los Angeles judge has tossed out Paris Hilton's invasion of privacy lawsuit against Kahatani Ltd., the Florida-based Internet company that distributed her infamous videotaped sex romp with former boyfriend Rick Salomon. The $30 million demand was dismissed on Friday for reasons that were not specified in court documents. The socialite's sweaty romp can now be purchased as a video bearing the title One Night in Paris. On the bright side, thanks to Hilton's legal settlement with Salomon, she'll reportedly collect $400,000 — plus a percentage of the video's sales — which she plans to donate to "worthy charities." read more

North Shore Here's how desperate...

North Shore
Here's how desperate I am to see a non-reality show: I watched this entire episode even though the cute bartender guy was barely in it. And I liked it. In a plot twist that I didn't see coming, Tessa ended up hustling her evil hustler ex boyfriend, getting him arrested and getting $11,000 out of the deal. (Shut up!) Next on her hit list: hotel head Vincent Colville (aka James Remar).

But, wait. Let me get this Chris and MJ story straight. So they accidentally ride into a marijuana farm, drug dealers take them captive and are about to beat the aloha out of them and all they do while waiting for their inevitable end is share their how-I-came-to-be-in-Hawaii stories and kiss? Yeah, right. That's what I'd do — after I tried to tunnel my way out of the hut or MacGyver a weapon out weed seeds. I'm just saying.

VH1's I Love the '90s
No, they didn't. VH1 pulled out the big guns for these shows. (Ian Ziering, read more

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