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CONAN O'BRIEN
Conan Still Booted, Jay Finally Speaks Up

The last week has seen the continuation of the controversy surrounding the future of "The Tonight Show."

So what's actually changed? Not that much. Conan O'Brien will still be leaving "The Tonight Show," but presumably substantially richer after settlement talks are over. Meanwhile, NBC honcho Jeff Zucker has admitted that he made a "mistake," but quickly backtracked. After being seared by Jimmy Kimmel on his own show, Leno finally spoke up for himself, saying that he knew better than NBC and that the network was treating them both unfairly. While this likely did not change many minds among Team Conan or the I'm With Coco crowd, who came out in droves Monday at rallies across the country, it did serve to highlight the business aspect of the whole shebang.

BLAKE LIVELY
Blake's Leather-tastic Ways

Upon the return of the Gossip Girl crew to New York City, Blake Lively's stylist must have had cruel intentions for her appearance on set. Is it really a crime to don leather against leather against leather? Leather leggings, leather boots, and leather gloves. I'd be remiss if I didn't mention her divine navy trench that looked stuffed to capacity with - well, let's guess - perhaps leather? Oop!

CHEVY CHASE
NBC Tries to Boot Conan O'Brien to 12:05 Spot, Internet Catches Fire

In case you haven't heard by now (you are on the internet, after all) or somehow managed to miss reading the headline of this post, NBC has announced plans to push the "Tonight Show" with Conan O'Brien back 30 minutes. Conan responded by stating he would not host the franchise if moved to the 12:05 spot. Speculations about Conan's future at NBC, including his own, have been widely debated since. According to many, NBC's recent prime time ratings slump prompted this most recent move. The 11:35 spot would be filled by a program hosted by recently departed "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno, whose recent prime time venture was cancelled after less than 6 months. And then things start to get interesting.

Celebrity Sightings: Furfused?

Kelis would like you to know that she had a devastating time choosing between leather, fur and studs while in London. So she chose it all. Take that young lads.

A SHOT AT LOVE
Tila Tequila Pens Autobiography, Hopes For Movie Deal

If you have a Tequila Tequila autobiography shaped hole in your life, prepare for completion. If you're hoping that someday, somehow said autobiography will be turned into a feature film, then you and Tila are definitely on the same page.

So why now? A Shot At Love is a fading memory, as is Pants-Off Dance-Off; Myspace, the fount of much of Tila's early media exposure, is slowly returning to its original purpose as a music promotion site; dirty pictures are, ok still dirty as ever, but I think you get my point.

50 CENT
Celebs Ring in The New Year in Vegas

Whether they were playing host, making special guest appearances, or just looking to party, celebrities flocked to Vegas to celebrate New Year's Eve last Thursday. Here's the rundown of the hottest ways celebs rang in 2010.

Black Eyed Peas at LAX

Fergie and husband Josh Duhamel stayed close throughout the night once they arrived at LAX in the Luxor. Black Eyed Peas member Apl.De.Ap entertained the crowd with his spinning while the rest of his band mates (minus the love-birds) cheered him on from the DJ booth.

ARRIANY CELESTE
Vegas Hosts the First World MMA Awards Ceremony

The Hard Rock Hotel played host to the Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards on December 30th. The 4,000 seat venue attracted the fighting elite and provided the fans lucky enough to get tickets an exciting and intimate experience at the first live ceremony for the MMA Awards.

There were 19 awards handed out, including Fight of the Year, KO of the Year, Ring Girl of the Year, and Best Glove Manufacturer. The late Charles "Mask" Lewis was even honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award, the only award that night not based on fan voting. Fighters Only has announced that all Fighter of the Year awards in the future will now be named the Charles Mask Lewis Fighter of the Year award.

2010
Brody Jenner: the Interview

For some of us, our familiarity with Brody Jenner starts and ends with his interminably frustrating flirt-fest with Lauren Conrad on The Hills. But whether you know it or not, Jenner has actually been up to a lot lately, and he's not stopping anytime soon. Just recently, he's upgraded from blondes to brunettes (he's currently dating the 2008 Playmate of the Year, Jayde Nicole), become step-uncle to Kourtney Kardashian's baby, Mason Dash Disick, and word on the street is that he's following in his father's footsteps and training for the 2016 Olympics. So make no mistake, Brody Jenner is here to stay.

BRENDA
Danielle Staub: the Interview

Without a doubt the most controversial character on Real Housewives of New Jersey (if not the series as a whole), Danielle Staub has been keeping it very very real both on the show and in reality. This New Year's Eve, she's hosting our party at China Club; and although we don't expect to see any table flipping, you just never know.

Why did you decide to do "Real Housewives?"

I was approached with an offer, and after viewing the Orange County Housewives with my daughters, we decided that this could be the beginning of a great new chapter in our lives!

ARI GOLD
Introducing: 100% Fuck You: Justin Ross Lee

Last week, I finally met Justin Ross Lee at the Murray Hill W Hotel, after several weeks of back-and-forth re-scheduling as I tried to pin down some time with the elusive Facebook persona. It was perhaps the most surreal interview I have conducted to date. While researching to prepare for the interview, my impression of Justin was one of pretension and self-importance, a man who spent his existence whoring himself out for the limelight in any way possible.