Mr. Zep’s Busted Pinky On the Mend

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If you’re a hard rock fan, you now know that Jimmy Page’s recently fractured finger has pushed back the date of the much buzzed-about Led Zeppelin reunion. Ouch for him and ouch for fans who’d made travel plans to go to London in late November. The show’s current date is December 10, and last night, while accepting a lifetime recognition from the Classic Rock Awards in London, the superstar told reporters how his left pinky was hurt when he stumbled over a stone slab in his garden – at least there wasn’t a bustle in his hedgerow. The ever-popular guitarist’s finger was bandaged. Here’s what he said about the fall in a formal statement last Friday.
Page also mentioned that fans can expect the group to play “a lot of the songs that people really want to hear” at the upcoming show. I wonder which one he’s refering to? If you’d like to suggest some, or WIN TIX TO THE SHOW, make the jump and weigh in.

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Courtney Pulls Eminem, Cleans Out Closet

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courtney_loveA few months back, Courtney Love was reportedly planning an auction of deceased husband Kurt Cobain‘s possessions. Now the Widow Love has decided to clean out her own closet before selling her collection of flannel. According to the Lucky magazine blog, Ms. Love is auctioning off almost 150 pieces, with 10% of the proceeds going to L.A. homeless charity Chrysalis. So what can we expect to see from alterna-rock’s answer to Yoko Ono? Here’s what we think Love might be unloading:

47 pairs of ripped stockings
5 lipstick smeared babydoll dresses
Steve Coogan’s pajama bottoms
13 broken barrettes
1 Smashing Pumpkins t-shirt from their 1990 tour
Frances Bean

About Last Night: Ultra Fresh Party Pics

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Movie premieres, awards shows, benefit concerts, and plain old clubbin’ – even though most of us are at home, the beautiful peeps are living it up somewhere. About Last Night puts you in touch with all the action.

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Helen Mirren, Robin Wright Penn, Alison Lohman, and Angelina’s creepy brother were all on the red carpet at the Beowulf premiere in LA.

Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards attracted a horde of stars, including Jennifer Connelly, Claire Danes, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Aisha Tyler, Abigail Breslin, Iman, Rashida Jones, Taye Diggs, and Eric Dane.

Jessica Simpson, Mandy Moore, Heidi Klum, Lucy Liu, Kerry Washington, and Helena Christensen attended the 11th Annual ACE Awards in NYC.

Rosie Ready to Get Back on TV

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rosie-odonnell-1106.jpgYou knew she couldn’t stand to be out of the spotlight for more than six months, right? According to people in the know, Rosie O’Donnell is in talks with MSNBC to host her own primetime talk show daily at 9pM, which would pit her against Larry King‘s snoozefest over on CNN and Ro’s BFF Sean Hannity (and Colmes) on Fox. NBC execs tentatively mentioned to the NY Times that “there were many elements of a potential deal yet to be resolved,” but Rosie has made comments recently that kinda make us think the deal is already done in her eyes. She apparently commented in a Miami podcast that she’d soon be going up against “the guy with the suspenders and the long, long face.” That could be like, a hundred dudes, but we’ll just hope she means Larry King!

Even though Rosie just released her book Celebrity Detox and bailed on her View hosting duties early, it’s clear she loves being the center of attention as long as she’s in control. But is the feeling mutual? We love a good Ro rant, but will fans tune in to see her battle the big-shots at night, and more importantly – will you?

Tuesday: Pete Doherty Shoots Up on Tape

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pete-doherty-1106.jpgStar Jones Disses Teen Fans
The talk show host takes her diva-ness to a new level after she bailed on speaking to a group of underprivileged teenage girls because they weren’t able to raise the full $25,000 she demanded as payment. [NYDN]

Pete Doherty Back on Smack
Oh look, the consummate heroin addict is back on drugs – and he’s put it all on video in case there were doubts about his love for smack. [DListed]

Angelina Finally Snaps About Jen
Ms. Perfect snapped at a reporter who had the audacity to ask about her and Jen’s dueling magazine covers. Angie’s human after all! [DListed]

Oprah Goes YouTube Crazy
The Queen of Chat is now the Queen of the Internet – we expect an awesome breakdancing video or a ripoff of LonelyGirl15 any day now. [JustJared]

Spice Girls Debut Super Sexy Video
Even though they’re older and all have kids, the Girls are all sorts of sexy in their new vid. Still – what’s with all the leather underwear? [A Socialite's Life]

I Love New York Dating Tips

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Want to know how to win a real women’s heart? Midgetsu! Every week, we will post hilarious clips with valuable dating tips from the show. Featured this week: Midget Mac in the ring with some foxy kickboxers. Watch and discuss!

50 Cent Backtracks on Retirement Promise

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50-cent-1105.jpgWait – what did you say, Mr. 50 Cent? You’re NOT retiring after all? What about all the tension, the drama, and the feud that recharged hip hop and the music industry? All lies, apparently. Though he told the world that he’d “no longer perform music” if Kanye West sold more records than him on September 11th when their albums were released, Fiddy has apparently chosen money over promises made for publicity reasons. “No, I’m not retiring,” the rapper told this NY Daily News this week. “[My album] was No. 1 internationally the week it came out. It was the No. 1 European album!”

Well hats off to 50 Cent! That’s quite an accomplishment, sure, but we thought he was a man of your word. Turns out, he’s just a man made of dollar signs. Afterall, Fiddy said it best this week: “It’s all about the numbers at the end of the day.” Word.

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news_20×99.gifKanye vs Kevlar King: Fiddy Got a Future?
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news_20×99.gifKanye West and 50 Cent’s Feud Fizzles

Writers Strike Is Just One More Thing Gone Wrong for Amy Winehouse

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amy_winehouse.jpgAs you’ve probably heard by now, the Writers Guild of America went on strike last night, the first time television’s wordsmiths have walked out since those halcyon pre-Seinfeld days of broadcast greatness. How does this affect you? Well, if you’re a fan of soaps, talk shows and the fake news, let’s put it this way: You’re not going to be happy. It will take a little longer for lovers of scripted sitcoms and dramas to feel the bite, but it’s coming — those shows tape farther in advance, but if this continues, they’re going to run out of material, too. (Maybe the producers will fill in, or maybe YouTube will pick up the slack, or maybe we’ll all just take breather and go, you know, outside.) The blogosphere is abuzz with all the latest developments. NYMag.com, for instance, printed a wonderful pic of Tina Fey on the picket line outside Rockefeller Center, and The Los Angeles Times ran a handy chart as to which shows would suffer and when. Here are two of the more interesting items:

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