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Rachel Bilson’s Home Robbed

Former O.C. star, Rachel Bilson is known for her keen fashion sense. Bilson is now without most of her stylish wardrobe after someone stole jewelry and designer clothing. The stolen items included a variety of vintage shoes and her Chanel collection. “She’s shaken,” a friend of the Jumper actress told People magazine. “She feels violated.”Canada with fiancé Hayden Christiansen, to whom she’s been engaged since the holidays.  Bilson’s mom discovered the missing merchandise, which also included a television set, when she stopped by the house. There was no obvious sign of forced entry, and the source says police are investigating. Police had no comment at the time.

The burglary happened sometime in the last few weeks, while Bilson was in

“They stole all her designer labels – shoes, clothes, bags … She collected a lot of vintage shoes – she’s a size 5 – and they took them all,” says the pal. “All her jewelry, including some handed down to her by her grandmother.” “Fashion is her passion,” said Bilson’s pal, estimating the loss in the tens of thousands of dollars. “She’s devastated.”

Bilson’s rep confirmed the break-in, but had no official comment.

Jessica Biel’s Looks Detrimental to Her Acting Career?

Jessica Biel tells Allure magazine, for their June issue that good looks are hurting her career. “Yeah, it really is a problem,” Biel told the magazine. “I have to be blunt.” “I’m in there with everybody else, fighting for the good parts. Yes, The Illusionist has made a difference — but a huge, massive difference, so I can pick and choose what I want? No.” Jessica’s latest movie, Powder Blue, (in which she plays a stripper) is going to straight to DVD.

Biel, 27, covets the careers of Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman. “I just want an opportunity. If you don’t like the audition, don’t hire me!” she says. “But if you don’t want to even see me — that’s hurtful. And why? You know nothing about me!”

Biel also opened up about dating Justin Timberlake, and the attention that has brought her. “I mean, you love who you love! It’s not like you meet somebody one day and say, ‘OK, I’m not going to put up with his fame!’ or ‘Yes, I am going to put up with his celebrity,’” she says. “You can’t choose that. It just happens to you.” Biel says she hasn’t “moved out to New York City full-time” with Timberlake. “I’m here because I’m interested in theater,” she insists.

The big question is, will the pair be walking down the aisle anytime soon? She’s not sure they’ll ever wed. “I have no idea if I want to get married,” she says. “I have a lot to do careerwise.” As for that emerald ring that was reportedly a gift from Timberlake? “I bought that ring for myself,” Biel affirms.

 

Survivor Winner Diagnosed with Cancer

 According to People, the “Survivor: Africa” winner Ethan Zohn is battling a rare form cancer CD20-positive Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The reality TV star had been complaining for months of unexplained skin irritations and night sweats. This lead to an initial diagnosis of stage two Hodgkin’s disease on April 30, after a swollen lymph node was found under his left clavicle and a mass detected on the left side of his chest.

Then last week, he found out it was CD20-positive Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Ethan began chemotherapy last Friday, People magazine reported. “This is the ultimate game of Survivor,” Ethan told the magazine, “and there’s really only one outcome, and that’s to win. There’s no other option.”

His rare form of Hodgkin’s can have a survival rate as high as 90 percent and will reportedly be treated with a more-aggressive, three-month chemotherapy plan. “They’re going right after this,” he said.

Ethan’s girlfriend, “Survivor: The Amazon” winner Jenna Morasca, 27, told the mag she will be with him for every step of the battle. “I will fight with every fabric of my being to get him through this,” she said.

Ethan is expected to lose his trademark curly hair within two weeks, but said he looks forward to showing off a new look. “My hair is my identity,” he said. But explained he doesn’t want to find “long, disgusting Ethan Zohn hair all over my house.

 

Survivor Winner Released From Jail

Survivor champ Richard Hatch has been released from federal prison after spending four years behind bars for tax evasion, according to Usmagazine.com. The 48-year-old reality TV star was convicted in January 2006 of failing to pay taxes on the 1 million dollars he was awarded on the first season Survivor left a West Virginia federal prison on Monday. His release came early due to good behavior.

According to, Carla Wilson, a Northeast Regional office of the Bureau of Prisons spokeswoman, Hatch will reside in a halfway house in Pennsylvania until Oct. 7.

Best known as “the fat, naked guy” on the CBS reality TV show, Hatch  has maintained his innocence all along, claiming that he thought the show’s producers would be handling any tax issues and that he was ignorant about money matters. CBS has denied Hatch’s claims.

 

Wanda Sykes Welcomes Twins

Wanda Sykes and her wife, Alex, welcomed twins on April 27, her rep told People magazine exclusively. The pair had one healthy girl and one healthy boy.  Daughter Olivia Lou weighed in at 6 lbs., 7 oz., and was 19-inches long. Son Lucas Claude debuted at 7 lbs., 9 oz., and was 20-inches long. The comedian’s wife gave birth to the babies.


Sykes’s rep Danica Smith said, “All are happy and healthy and at home.” The actress, who stars on New Adventures of Old Christine, and her wife were married on
Oct. 25, 2008. The twins are the first children for the couple.

Jessica Simpson Dropped from Country Music Label

Jessica Simpson does not have much luck on the music department. It has been reported that the singer/fashion designer/actress/…(what doesn’t this girl do), has been dropped by Sony Nashville. The singer, 28, is no longer with the Sony Nashville label, her rep confirmed to Usmagazine.com earlier this week. Celebrity   blogs were saying that Simpson was dropped from the label after her name was noticeably missing from both the Columbia Nashville and Sony Music Nashville websites.

Simpson also skipped Sunday’s Academy of Country Music Awards, even though she announced the nominees earlier this year. But the singer’s rep told Us magazine, “She was on loan to Sony Nashville for her country album.”

Simpson, who has released pop albums on the Epic label, “is and has always been an Epic artist,” her rep added. “She continues to be on Epic’s label.” Although Simpson’s country debut, Do You Know, came out at No. 1 on the Billboard country charts, it only sold a meager 172,876 copies as of February of this year.

Simpson also struggled as she opened for Rascal Flatts this year. She made a habit of messing up her own song lyrics lines or simply just forgetting lyrics altogether. Still, Simpson was always convinced that country was for her.

“I am a country girl. I grew up in Texas, and country music was what I listened to,” she said. She also listed Martina McBride, Shania Twain and Faith Hill as her musical inspirations: “I think there is a strength in female country artists.”

 

Kendra Can’t Wait to Get Married

With her world currently consumed with wedding plans, Girls Next Door star Kendra Wilkinson is actually more excited about what happens after she ties the knot on June 27 with football star fiancé Hank Bassett. “That’s what we talk about all the time,” the reality star told People magazine when the couple took a break from their preparations to attend the American Red Cross’s Red Tie Affair in Santa Monica on Saturday. “The wedding, we feel, is nothing but a celebration. It’s a party. We could just go down to the courthouse and get married and we’ll just be happy doing that.Playboy Mansion, and having Hef be there, and all the people who love me.”

“We’re ready just to get married and ready for our lives together,” Wilkinson said. “I’m just really excited to be his wifey and he’s excited to be my hubby – that’s just the way it is.”  Still, her thoughts aren’t veering far from planning the big day at former beau Hugh Hefner’s fabled home. “There are a lot of things that are exciting – the destination of the

Wilkinson’s hectic schedule has kept her from keeping one promise to a loved one: She confesses she hasn’t been able to school pal and bridesmaid Holly Madison in how to properly move her booty to impress the Dancing with the Stars judges.  “I was going to, but I didn’t have time,” laments Wilkinson. “She wanted me to show her how to shake her a-. I tried to find the time, and I wanted to so bad, but I couldn’t. She texts me all the time: ‘Show me how to shake my a- – PLEASE!’”Madison’s dance progress on the hit show as best she can.”I saw her on YouTube the first week and she was doing really good – but now, not good because of her rib,” referring to Madison injuring her rib last week and rehearsing through the pain for Monday’s show.Madison is single again after her split with illusionist Criss Angel, Wilkinson holds out hope that, like her, Holly will find the ideal love match. “I hope she just finds a normal guy who’s just in for love and not for what she is, what she does,” she said. “I hope there’s another Hank out there for her. Hank needs to give guys advice, because Hank’s the perfect guy.” “I might be able to find someone for her,” suggested Baskett. “No other football guys, though,” insisted Wilkinson. “I found the best one. I’m very, very lucky.”

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Izzie Wants to Stay on Greys

Despite ongoing reports that she wanted out of her Grey’s Anatomy contract and that she was being killed off the show, Katherine Heigl said she wants to stay on the medical drama if her character, Izzie, survives brain surgery. “I was assuming that Izzie would die at one point, and I got a lot of shrugged shoulders and shakes of the head, so I don’t know if that’s a yes or a no,” she told the Associated Press Friday at a party celebrating the ABC show’s 100th episode. “No one will tell me and I don’t know how this is going to go.”

She noted that the decision rests with the show and series creator Shonda Rhimes, who is known to value plot secrecy. “I don’t know if I live or die,”Heigl said. “I don’t know how Izzie fares.” On the medical drama, Izzie has metastatic melanoma skin cancer and it has spread to her brain, giving her only a five percent chance of survival, On Thursday’s episode, she was seen surviving brain surgery.

Still, Heigl said, “I’m there” if Izzie remains part of Grey’s Anatomy, for which she has starred since it debuted in 2005. She called the set “one of my favorite places to be” and said her colleagues are also friends. Rhimes, who is also an executive producer for the show, declined to comment on what will happen to Heigl’s character, but she did reveal a clue about the 100th episode, airing May 7. “The only thing I’ll tell you about the 100th is that it takes place on Meredith and Derek’s wedding day,” Rhimes said. “That’s big … and that’s all I’m going to say.”

Last month, fellow cast member James Pickens Jr. told Us magazine that Heigl was leaving the show, along with T.R. Knight, both of whom declined comment at the time.  Heigl, who some thought was wanting out of the show to focus on her movie career, said she’s comfortable balancing film and TV by working on big-screen projects during the show’s summer hiatus. “I’m more than happy to make that compromise,” Heigl said. “As my agent likes to say, ‘High-class problems.’” She added: “I don’t know if I want to continue for five years working 12 months a year, but I can take at least another year or two.”

 

Rihanna’s New Tattoo: A Gun

 Why did Rihanna get a gun tattoo? “We’ve been talking about the idea for a year,” her tattoo artist, BangBang, told Usmagazine.com of the ink, which he gave her last Thursday at her Hollywood mansion. “She had a necklace with a gun, and I love it. I was like, ‘How about the gun?’”

“I printed it out, put it on her shoulders,” BangBang continued. Although photos show the singer with a gun drawing on both shoulders, he only inked her right ribcage because “it took a little bit away from her face. She’s so beautiful. That’s not what we’re going for!”

So why would Rihanna who was allegedly beaten by Chris Brown last month stick with such a violent design? “It’s powerful. It’s protection. At least that’s my interpretation of it,” BangBang told Us.

Rihanna flew the New York-based tattoo artist to L.A. for the day to ink “one of her friends for a birthday present,” BangBang says, “But she wound up tattooing herself!” Rihanna’s quarter-sized tattoo “took about 15 minutes,” BangBang said.

This is not her first piece of body art. She has a collection of stars down her back, a music note on her ankle and a Pisces sign behind her right ear, as well as a star inside her left ear and the word “Shhh…” on her index finger.

The whole time, Rihanna was “as happy as can be. She’s really living her life really well. She’s got great friends and great fans.” BangBang also gave Rihanna’s best friend Melissa Forde heart and star body art. “She’s got the same gun on her hip,” BangBang said. “They’ve got, like, four of the same tattoos. They love each other.”

 

Is it the End of JT and Jess

 

Are Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel heading to splitsville? Insiders suggest that at the very least, the couple, who’ve been dating for two years, are not on the same page as of late. “They aren’t split yet, but they are having problems,” a pal of Justin, 28, and Jessica, 27, told OK!.  “They’ve been fighting lately,” said another friend, adding that the main issue is JT’s eternally roving eye. “Justin has always loved women – singing about them, looking at them, flirting with them. He can’t help it!”

 

But does the  singer know when to stop?  “Jessica’s seen Justin flirt, but says it’s all in good fun,” the pal told OK!. “But she has told him that if they get engaged, it’s got to end. Things seem a bit tense with them, but they’re trying to get past the rough patches.”


 On March 20 the pair was seen dining with their parents at
Beverly Hills’ Mastro’s Steakhouse restaurant, which hardly suggests a rift. On the other hand, the insider reveals to OK!, “Justin asked one of his longtime best friends how much time he’d need to give Jessica if he asked her to move out of their New York City apartment without seeming like a jerk.”