He said it started when he bumped into the woman at the club during a party after a concert in Raleigh

There has been increasingly speculation that Jon Bon Jovi might be eyeing a run for New Jersey governor. Bon Jovi is keeping his Red Bank house despite his family’s move to SoHo. Bon Jovi has also been a fixture at Al Gore and John Kerry fundraisers. So far, however, Bon Jovi’s P.R. guru Ken Sunshine denied the star’s political aspirations. Sunshine told Page Six, “His day job is going too well, and this way he can keep the house.”

Is Paris Speaking Out For Drinking Dumbos?

2Paris Hilton may love animals, but a widespread report that she spoke out recently about the plight of drunken elephants is false.

“We have no idea where this story came from,” the socialite’s publicist Lori Berk tells The ShowBuzz.

“The elephants get drunk all the time. It is becoming really dangerous. We need to stop making alcohol available to them,” the 26-year-old socialite is quoted as saying in a report that showed up on newspaper sites around the world Tuesday.

Hilton promised to improve her bad-girl image after she completed a jail term in June for violating probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case.

Dick Clark-Ryan Seacrest Duo To Return New Year’s Eve

With Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest on your tube, how could 2008 not start off with a bang?

The two will again ring in the New Year as co-hosts of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” on ABC, the 36th consecutive year the program will be on the air.

Clark, 77, missed the show in 2004 when he suffered a stroke, but returned the following year with Seacrest as his co-host, counting down to midnight from New York’s Times Square before a nationwide television audience of millions.

Seacrest, 32, is expected to succeed Clark as host of the show in the future.

T.I.: Don’t Believe The Hype

3T.I. expressed confidence he would not be convicted of federal weapons charges, speaking publicly for the first time since his arrest in a video posted on a hip-hop Web site.

In the short video posted on Streetcred.com, T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., said people shouldn’t believe everything reported in the news.

“I look forward to being exonerated on all charges,” the 27-year-old rapper said in the video. “And I say that with the utmost sincerity.”

Harris thanked his fans and lawyers. He also thanked the judge in his case for allowing him to be on house arrest.

He also said in the video that he is using his free time to read, write and work on a new album.

4Britney’s Auction To Benefit UNICEF

Britney Spears has teamed up with celebrity gossip Web site X17online.com to organize a charitable auction in which the winner will receive a signed copy of her new hit CD “Blackout.”

All proceeds from the eBay auction will go to the United States Fund for UNICEF (United Nation International Children’s Emergency Fund).

As of Tuesday morning, the bid stood at $7,200.

Uncle Kracker Regrets Guilty Plea

Uncle Kracker said he did not sexually assault a woman in August in a North Carolina nightclub, and he’s not entirely happy with his decision to avoid a trial by pleading guilty to a lesser charge of misdemeanor assault.

The 33-year-old singer, whose real name is Matthew Shafer, told The Detroit News and The Oakland Press of Pontiac on Monday that he struck a 26-year-old woman after she hit him. He said it started when he bumped into the woman at the club during a party after a concert in Raleigh.

Authorities say Shafer put his hand up the woman’s skirt at the club. She later reported the incident to an off-duty police officer.

Shafer pleaded guilty last month to the misdemeanor assault charge. A judge sentenced him to a year of probation, fined him $1,500 and ordered him to undergo an alcohol assessment.

“There was no sexual anything involved,” Shafer told the News.

Prince Dumped Over Text Messages?

5According to Britain’s Sun paper, Prince Harry’s girlfriend dumped him because of mysterious text messages from a secret admirer.

The paper reports that after hearing a “whispered conversation” Davy secretly looked at Harry’s cell phone and saw messages that disturbed her. She confronted Prince Harry, 23, and they had a “blazing row.”

The younger prince is a notorious party boy and a source told the Sun that women are constantly throwing themselves at him. Davy, 22, understands that dating a prince “comes at a price.”

But apparently the text messages were the last straw. She discovered them after the prince returned from watching England’s Rugby World Cup semi-final against France in Paris nearly a month ago.

“The argument deepened when Harry continued to go to the Rugby World Cup final — even though Chelsy knew that the girl in question would probably be there,” the source told the Sun.

Yesterday, the Sun reported that Davy wanted to return to her native Zimbabwe. She is currently a student at the University of Leeds.

Culture Club cross-dressing star Boy George has been charged in London for false imprisonment and common assault after he allegedly chained up a 28-year-old Norwegian man at his home back in April and then threatened him, TMZ.com reported Tuesday.

The man went to George’s home as a “photo model” when the supposed incident occurred, the report stated.

Multiple reports from the U.K. stated that George, whose real name is George O’Dowd, was ordered to appear in court on the charges on Nov. 22.

Earlier this year, George’s brother Kevin told British music magazine NME that George “was not annoyed” by the arrest and thought the allegations were “hilarious.”

Justin Timberlake is getting his own golf tournament. The 26-year-old singer will host the PGA Tour event in Las Vegas, which will be renamed the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Timberlake becomes the 14th celebrity to host an event, joining notables Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Glen Campbell. The five-year agreement begins next year.

“We will make sure to make this event unique and memorable, and we will raise money for charity while participating in the greatest game ever played,” Timberlake said in a statement Monday. “Raising money to better children’s lives while playing golf? I can’t think of a better way to pass the time.”

When Mommy’s A Star …

Celine Dion says her 6-year-old son, Rene-Charles, has started to realize not everyone’s parents appear on TV, or are recognized by the public.

“He’s got to share his mom and dad most of the time when we go out,” the 39-year-old singer said Monday on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”

“So right away, it is different,” she said. “And that’s why he doesn’t want to go out a lot. I notice that he always wants to stay home.” Click here for the full story.

Richard Gere, who has donated time and money to the causes for Tibetan independence and HIV/AIDS care, on Monday accepted a prestigious humanitarian award given by the city of Philadelphia.

The actor was given the Marian Anderson Award, named after the black American opera singer who achieved international acclaim by the mid-1930s but faced racial segregation at home.

Gere, 58, accepted the honor and its $100,000 honorarium at a gala at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

“I’m not worthy of this award in any way whatsoever,” Gere said. “I can’t tell you how this makes me feel. My heart is so wide open.”

Some new details are emerging about the death Saturday night of Donda West, the mother of Kanye West and now rival plastic surgeons are pointing fingers.Click here for the full story.

Kanye West, 30, https://www.hmqhkw5u.online/ often spoke of his close relationship with his mother, who raised him alone after her husband left when Kanye was 3. She was the inspiration for the song, “Hey Mama,” on Kanye West’s 2005 album “Late Registration,” in which he sings: “Hey Mama, I wanna scream so loud for you, cuz I’m so proud of you … I appreciate what you allowed for me. I just want you to be proud of me.”

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