Snooki denied trademark because of cartoon cat
August 13th, 2010
06:31 PM ET

Snooki denied trademark because of cartoon cat

The claws could come out now that Snooki was denied a trademark on her name because of a cartoon cat.

According to The Smoking Gun, pouf-haired “Jersey Shore” star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi wanted to trademark her now infamous nickname for use on books, but government officials rejected her application to avoid any confusion with Snooky, the feline star of the already trademarked 2004 children’s book “Adventures of Snooky.”

The two do seem to have a love of water in common. While Snooki spends her time making a splash with her pals in Miami Beach and at the "Jersey Shore," Snooky goes on an undersea adventure and makes new friends after getting knocked overboard on a family fishing trip.

Despite the minor setback, Snooki, 22, could still reclaim her name. According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the MTV star – who was allowed a trademark for entertainment and public appearance purposes – “may respond to the refusal by submitting evidence and arguments in support of registration.”

Zsa Zsa Gabor rushed back to hospital
August 13th, 2010
04:46 PM ET

Zsa Zsa Gabor rushed back to hospital

Zsa Zsa Gabor was rushed to a Los Angeles, California, hospital Friday afternoon because of "complications" relating to her recent hip replacement surgery, her publicist said.

The 93-year-old actress suffered a broken hip in a fall from her bed July 17, and underwent hip replacement surgery July 19. Gabor then stayed in the hospital for three weeks, and was allowed to return to her Bel Air, California home Wednesday after fighting off an infection.

Gabor's husband, Prince Frederic Von Anhalt, said that the actress has been frail and "pretty much confined to a wheelchair" since a car accident in 2002.

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Lea Michele really, really wants JT to do 'Glee'
August 13th, 2010
03:36 PM ET

Lea Michele really, really wants JT to do 'Glee'

Everyone's buzzing about the upcoming Britney Spears episode of "Glee," but star Lea Michele would prefer that the pop singer's former flame Justin Timberlake drop by McKinley High.

In fact, she even begged Timberlake's current girlfriend to make him do the series.

"When I met Jessica Biel, like a loser, I asked her to tell Justin to come on our show," 23-year-old Michele, who plays diva Rachel Berry, told The Hollywood Reporter. "She was a little taken aback and said, 'Um, OK. I'll tell him.'"

Michele is convinced the "SexyBack" singer will appear on the big Super Bowl episode that's in the works - at least, she won't "stop believin'" that. Says the Broadway veteran, "I think they are saving Justin Timberlake for the Super Bowl episode. They have to be, because he is so perfect for our show. He has to be on it!"

Otherwise, she'd prefer more of the Material Girl. "If not Justin, I would hope it would be the sequel to the Madonna episode," she says of the Super Bowl extravaganza. "She has so many more amazing songs we didn't even touch."

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'Jersey Shore': Defying the laws of physics
August 13th, 2010
02:51 PM ET

'Jersey Shore': Defying the laws of physics

You can’t slap Pauly D across the face three times and get away with it … unless you later admit to Snooki and JWoww that you did, in fact, talk smack about them - and their gorillas - to a "Jay 420" one night on Staten Island.

Last night’s episode of “Jersey Shore” picked up right where the last one left off. After returning home from the club, Angelina slapped Pauly D – not hard enough to tousle his perfectly gelled hair, but still.

When she woke up the next morning, she had no recollection of the previous night’s events and couldn’t understand why everyone was giving her the cold shoulder. Of course, the fact that nobody really liked her to begin with also played a role in her silent treatment.

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Behind the Scenes on 'Showbiz Tonight': Aniston fires back at O'Reilly
August 13th, 2010
02:50 PM ET

Behind the Scenes on 'Showbiz Tonight': Aniston fires back at O'Reilly

Suffice it to say the "Showbiz Tonight" staff is in a state of shock today!

Dina Lohan revealed explosive new details to “Today” host Matt Lauer about daughter Lindsay’s time in jail and in rehab, the role she plays in Lindsay’s life and the new book and movie she’s working on.

The overwhelming consensus is basically "poor Lindsay." As the elder Lohan rather unsuccessfully tried to refute the facts about Lindsay’s long list of troubles with drugs and the law, what emerged is a strong sense of denial on her part.

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Who's seeing 'Scott Pilgrim' this weekend?
August 13th, 2010
02:01 PM ET

Who's seeing 'Scott Pilgrim' this weekend?

There are some weekends when the box office feels like a moviegoer’s smorgasbord: You want action? There's “The Expendables.” You want romance with a little destination eye candy sprinkled on top? There’s “Eat, Pray, Love.”

And if you want quirky nerditude thrown in with your comedic love story, there’s “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.”

This movie has been buzzed about for so long that it’s kind of surprising the film is just now opening in theaters, but lo and behold, it is – and the reviews more often than not want to love it, despite its flaws.

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