Kelly Clarkson Saves Face

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kellyclarkson072307.jpgAfter a drama-filled summer that included a fired manager, canceled tour and an alleged feud with her label head, Kelly Clarkson appears to be attempting to make amends with a recent message posted on her website. The pop rock princess writes:

“There has been quite a bit of controversy surrounding the release of “My December,” much of which has focused on a supposed feud with my record label, in particular, Clive Davis. I want to set the record straight on this by saying that I want my band, my advisors, those close to me and my record label to be one big, tightly knit family. Like any family we will disagree and argue sometimes but, in the end, it’s respect and admiration that will keep us together. A lot has been made in the press about my relationship with Clive. Much of this has been blown way out of proportion and taken out of context. Contrary to recent characterizations in the press, I’m well aware that Clive is one of the great record men of all time. He has been a key advisor and has been an important force in my success to date. He has also given me respect by releasing my new album when he was not obligated to do so. I really regret how this has turned out and I apologize to those whom I have done disservice. I would never intentionally hurt anyone. I love music, and I love the people I am blessed to work with. I am happy that my team is behind me and I look forward to the future.”

That all sounds well and good, but is it too late for the embattled star? Does she really mean what she says – or does she just want all the controversy to blow over so she can sell some records? [Us Magazine. Image: Getty]

Dance Fever, South Pacific Style

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For the last couple of days, we’ve been having some good laffs at the way the jailbirds of a certain Phillipines detention center have spent their time recreating Jacko and company’s 1983 video opus. John Landis spent $800K making his dance troupe and camera operators get everything coordinated. Methinks that it wasn’t quite so expensive for the orange-clad scalawags who populate the prison.

Britney’s Assistant Quits to Become Singer

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AlliSims.com

Remember Britney’s cousin/assistant Alli Sims? You know, that kinda cute brown haired gal who was constantly spotted side by side with Britney, lugging around the pudgy Spears-Federline boys, wearing matching white dresses, and shopping for tacky outfits together? The once inseparable duo haven’t been spotted together in a while, and Brit has even been seen with a new blond assistant. But not to worry – there’s no trouble in Cheeto paradise. Alli’s just taking a little break from her cousin to work on her true passion – singing (everyone shudder together). Yup, Alli wants to be a pop star, and she’s got the web site – AlliSims.com – to prove it. No word yet on if she has a decent voice, actual songs, an album or a record deal, but who needs that stuff when you have a sexy website – and a washed up singing cousin with wads of cash, ya’ll!

Ja Rule and Lil Wayne Busted with Guns

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Ja Rule and Lil Wayne Busted with GunsSunday was a bad night for two hip hop stars in NYC, after Ja Rule and Lil Wayne were arrested in separate incidents, both for being in possession of illegal .40 caliber guns. Ja Rule was the first to get busted when he was pulled over in his Maybach (a car so expensive and luxurious that you’ve maybe never even heard of it) for speeding. A quick search of his vehicle turned up the pistol and he and his two companions were arrested.

Only an hour later and a few blocks away, Lil Wayne was arrested after cops spotted him and another man near his tour-bus getting their toke on with some weed. His gun was also discovered, and the two men were charged with possession of marijuana and a weapon. Lil Wayne had just performed earlier in the evening at the Beacon Theater.

The two rappers are both currently awaiting arraignment at the Criminal Court in NYC. Word is the fashion police may also be filing complaints against the rappers – tiny moustaches and tear drop tattoos are in clear violation of trendy Big Apple fashion codes. Both styles are soooo last year. [Newsday/TMZ. Images: Getty]

Monday: Paris Loses Her New Dog; Lindsay Did Rehab in the Nude

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Paris and PuppyVid: Paris Loses Her Latest Pup
The heiress lives up to her reputation as a poor pet owner when her latest animal accessory, a tiny Yorkie named “Cinderella”, sneaks out of the house where Paris is hanging. [X17]

Katie and Suri Keep Getting Cuter
Is it us or does Suri bring out the adorable side of her doting mom? Check out these pics of Katie Holmes and her daughter cuddling and cheering at pal David Beckham’s soccer match to see for yourself. [JustJared]

J. Lo and Hubby: “We are so normal!”
After filming some scenes dealing with spousal abuse in their upcoming film project El Cantante, Marc Anthony marvels at how normal he and wife Jennifer Lopez are. Rightttt. [NY Post]

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Live Blog: Flav Gets Roasted!

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The Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav

We had exclusive backstage reporting access when the Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav taped July 22 in Los Angeles. Now that the show’s finally made it to air, you can check our opinions on what went down against your own via our live blog of the event below. Check out what made it to the tube and what ended up on the cutting-room floor (remember, read bottom-to-top):

12:47 AM – And with that, the show is over. In just two hours and 20 minutes, Flav was raked over the coals so much that he barely has any skin left. Check back tomorrow for red-carpet pics and anecdotes.

12:46 AM – Flav says hi to the Flavor of Love girls in the audience and he doesn’t insult them. At all! Amazing!

12:45 AM – Flavor Flav is back on top. We know that because he says so. And really, after being insulted for two hours, up was the only way to go.

12:44 AM – Lisa’s nickname is “5-0.” I’ll let you guess how that relates to her much-discussed interest in black men.

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