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9 Celebrities Under House Arrest

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Roman Polanski has been sprung from Swiss jail cell. But don’t lock up your 13-year-olds just yet. Polanski had to pay about $4.5M in bail, plus he now has an electronic tag that he must wear 24 hours a day. And he is under house arrest, confined to his Swiss chalet. Wait, doesn’t that sound better than Club Fed? [Hello! Magazine]

It seems like a lot of celebrities have been under house arrest lately? After the jump, let’s take a look.

10 Celebrities On Their Favorite Snacks

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Ashley Greene of “Twilight” is addicted to Cheez-Its. “I can’t live life not enjoying food,” she says. “So my solution is to get baggies and zip locks and Tupperware and give myself only one portion to take with me during the day.” That’s great discipline—and a great snack. In fact, I want a bag. [People]

After the jump, let’s look at other celebrity snackers.

10 Famous Former “Fatties”

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Former “American Idol” finalist, Adam Lambert, kissed a man onstage at the American Music Awards. While I’m fine with a little spicy guy-on-guy sprinkled over my award show, Adam keeps feeling the need to justify his performance. His newest defense? That he’s a former fattie and his racy show was part of him compensating for his old image issues. “I suffered from a little bit of an ugly-duckling complex in my early 20s,” Adam told a radio DJ. “When I was in high school I was 250 pounds and that creates some stuff, some confidence issues. And I got a lot of my confidence from the validation I get as a performer.” [CNN]

If his controversial performance was just a case of Adam feeling his new body, how are other once-overweight people feeling theirs? After the jump, a look at some of the most fabulous former fatties of note.

UPDATE: We’ve added quotes around the word “fatties” in the title of this post — which we should have done to begin with — to indicate that this is a roundup of celebrities talking about their weight loss and that the title was meant to be sarcastic. As many of you — and our text — have pointed out, most of these people were never actually very overweight. No offense was ever intended with the title.

Does Sexting Lead To Teen Car Crashes?

Did you guys know that water is wet? Yep, it’s true. Also, sexting is really popular with teens, according to an Associated Press and MTV poll. But really, there are some surprising findings here. A quarter of youngins have sent a salacious photo or video to another’s phone, and experts think sexting is related to the same reasoning that leads to high rates of teen car accidents. Sociology professor Kathleen Bogle calls it an “invincibility factor that young people feel.” Of the kids who admitted to sexting, half didn’t think of it as an infraction with serious consequences. The other half consider sexting a big problem, even though they participate. What I’d like to know is whether sexting actually causes car crashes? Like they’re so distracted by the sight of naughty images that they lose control of the wheel? [AP] Keep reading »

The Mayor Of Baltimore Is In The Dog House—Over $630

My boyfriend, who always votes for the third party candidate, says that the only difference between Democrats and Republicans is their price tag. He’s forever explaining to strangers that Republicans would never get caught with only $90K worth of bribe money in their freezers. And maybe he’s right? Democrat Sheila Dixon, the first female mayor of Baltimore, has been convicted of fraudulent misappropriation. She stole $630 worth of gift cards intended for the poor. Apparently, she solicited the cards from a wealthy developer and then instead of donating them, bought stuff for herself. That’s great, Sheila. Now I’ll never shut my guy up. Couldn’t you just have had an affair? Or at least switched party affiliations before pushing the self-destruct button? [Newser] Keep reading »

Those Australians Wouldn’t Have Boycotted If They Knew Britney Sounded This Bad Live

We all know that Britney Spears is a seasoned pro. Like all “Mickey Mouse Club”-launched superstars, she’s been singing onstage since childhood. Which makes this video kind of baffling. Supposedly, it’s Britney’s microphone feed isolated during a concert in Vegas, though we know the “original audio” could have easily been doctored. While my first instinct was to plug my ears and laugh, it does make me squirm a little when I think of how I would sound, taken out of context, singing while dancing my ass off. I have the shower stall acoustics and appreciative backup vocals by my cat, though, so I know I always sound hilarious fab. [Live Leak] Keep reading »

10 Things You Didn’t Know (You Wanted To Know) About Jesus Luz

A year ago, 21-year-old Jesus Pinto na Luz (that’s his full name) was a sizzling Brazilian fashion model, pulling in $500 a day, and assigned to a high-profile photo shoot for W magazine with a very famous co-star. Jesus played the uber-sophisticated lover of his fellow Rio hotel patron, Madonna, who saw something special in the young hunk. His agent said that he sent Jesus to the shoot and hasn’t seen him since.

Today, Jesus is a sizzling hot, blindingly expensive fashion model and new D.J., with an asking price in the tens of thousands of dollars — thanks to an unspoken chance that girlfriend Madonna might accompany Jesus along to any of his assignments. It’s a gamble that many seem willing to take, and so the public is quickly getting to know a lot more than we thought we would want to know about Jesus Luz. Like …

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The New Blood Of “True Blood”

The skies are blue, HBO’s hit vampire show is true, and a few casting notices buzzing around the net have me cornier than springtime in December. I just can’t help myself. New characters on Alan Ball’s sexy, gruesome series, “True Blood,” probably mean new romantic interests for some of our favorite Bon Temps residents. While I personally love the idea of Lafayette finding a little romance, fans might be worried about new story lines pulling our attention away from our original heroes.

Worries be damned, I say. Here are the new faces you’ll be seeing on “True Blood” next season. Keep reading »

Grand Theft Fashion: Heiress Casey Johnson Accused Of Burglarizing Model’s Home

Model Jasmine Lennard came home to her Hollywood home after six weeks away to find her apartment trashed, her closet and jewelry box ransacked, and a used vibrator in her bed. Nice, right? Especially after all the cautionary stories about celebrity burglary victims lately. Then Jasmine got a text from her friend, Courtenay Semel. “There’s a problem, Jaz. Casey Johnson just got into bed with me and she is wearing your underwear …You need to call police. There are documents here, your shoes and your clothing—you need to call the police.”

Casey Johnson is a semi-boldfaced name — heir to the Johnson & Johnson fortune and daughter of New York Jets owner Robert Wood “Woody” Johnson. She’s made herself a gossip column fixture for accusing her aunt of seducing her boyfriend and having a fiery relationship with her on-and-off-again girlfriend Courtenay, who once set fire to her hair. Keep reading »

iPhone App Investigates Your Date

Good news — well, depending on your definition of good. Two new iPhone apps, “Is He Really Single?” and “Stud or Dud,” act like an electronic private eye to collect information on your date—like whether he’s been married, divorced, has a criminal background, or has filed for divorce. All you need is your iPhone, the app, your date’s full name, his date of birth, and the fortitude to face the disappointment in his face when he realizes what psycho business you’re up to. Oh, and extra fortitude in case one of these apps actually dredges up something you don’t want to know. The creators of these apps are calling them fun, but their potential goes far beyond Googling the whiskey goggles off the Taylor Lautner look-alike you’ve been chatting up. [CNN]

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