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New director for Gossip Girl

Andrew McCarthy, the star of some of the most iconic teen movies of the ’80s (Pretty in Pink, Less Than Zero), is getting back to his roots by taking on the CW’s sexy drama, Gossip Girl.

McCarthy, who will direct an episode set to air in the spring, says the show’s young stars are different than the ones who came to be known as the Brat Pack. “They are much more savvy then we were,” McCarthy tells PEOPLE of Gossip Girl’s cast. “We were just a bunch of dumb kids running around.”

McCarthy, a Gossip Girl fan, is excited to get behind the camera to direct the steamy show. “We have a nice episode, all sorts of juicy little things happen – the normal Gossip Girl juicy things,” McCarthy tells PEOPLE of the episode he directs. So what exactly qualifies as “juicy” in the world of Gossip Girl?

“I can’t give you much,” says a tight-lipped McCarthy. “Except, there is a 9 1/2 Weeks kind of thing going on in one story line,” he says, referring to the 1986 drama starring Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger that chronicled an erotic affair between an art gallery assistant (played by Basinger) and a wealthy business man (played by Rourke).

McCarthy’s episode isn’t scheduled to air until 2010.

Wahlberg is hitched, Brit is blonde and Entourage is a hit

Jude Law was shocked to find out he’d gotten model Samantha Burke pregnant with his fourth child – he thought she was on the Pill, it has been claimed.

“Jude assumed she was on the Pill,” a source told Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper. “He was stunned at being informed of the pregnancy. Jude feels like now he has been made to look the bad guy. One of the reasons their brief relationship didn’t work out is because Samantha was a little too keen.

She claimed she was falling in love after just a couple of weeks.”

And that is what you get for assuming…

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Mark Wahlberg and his girlfriend Rhea Durman tied the knot Saturday in Los Angeles.

Wahlberg and Durman wed in an intimate ceremony at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Beverly Hills.

Their children were there for the celebration.

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On break from her Circus tour duties, Britney Spears was spotted changing up her hairdo at Andy Lecompte Salon in West Hollywood on Sunday (August 2).

After hours of salon work at the popular stylist’s shop, the singer ended up switching her hair extensions – leaving with a bright blonde hairdo after arriving with her streaky brunette locks.

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After confirmation that Hillary Duff is indeed headed to Upper East Side, Entertainment Weekly reports that another unlikely celebrity will be dropping by the CW hit Gossip Girl.

Model and television personality Tyra Banks has confirmed that she will be appearing on Gossip Girl this fall, playing an actress co-starring in a film with Duff’s character at around episode 4.

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Amidst disparaging comments that the current season of Entourage is not living up to expectations, star Jeremy Piven tells CNN that the HBO series’ sixth season will be the “most interesting” yet.

“I kind of have the best arc this year,” he said. “The backstage life of Hollywood is such fertile stuff for our show that I think we could continue on for as long as it stays fresh.”

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Lauren Conrad’s fitness coach is sharing tips via Twitter. Her trainer Jarett Del Bene has been Tweeting his best tips for the general public, so we can all get a little guidance, gratis! If it’s working for Lauren, I’m game.

Jarett Del Bene’s tips include “To get great legs do lots of step-ups, squats and lunges” and “One way to get abs and a flat stomach is to eat 6 small meals a day … Try to eat every 3 hours.”

Pattinson Popularity; Jamie Spears not to marry; Lance Armstrong and his 12 screws

Republican Whip Eric Cantor has skipped his party’s big annual fundraiser on Tuesday to attend Britney Spears’ concert in Washington DC.

As confirmed by GOP aides to the Huffington Post, the House Minority representative went to the show at the request of a fundraiser. Though he apparently didn’t enjoy the show, Cantor heroically stayed through the whole show for the conservative party.

An insider told the news trade, “If suffering through a Britney Spears concert will raise one more dime to help Republicans take back the House, then I’m glad Cantor’s willing to do it.”

WTF? I’m sure he “suffered” through her performance. Good grief.

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It seems Robert Pattinson may have to step up his game against major Hollywood player Sean Penn, if he is to win over Natalie Portman.

The Milk star – who was also recently romantically linked to Lindsay Lohan – was supposedly seen locking lips with Natalie after a private dinner at the Sunset Tower Hotel’s Tower Bar on March 17.

“They went to a bank of elevators that only goes to the spa or to private room,” a source tells Star magazine.

“They came back about 45 minutes later, and that’s when I saw them making out.”

More on Pattinson…

Robert Pattinson has another famous fan – Scarlett Johansson’s husband Ryan Reynolds.

Reynolds – who stars alongside Twilight’s Kristen Stewart in the upcoming comedy flick Adventureland – says he’s a huge fan of the 22-year-old Brit.

He says, “I love Twilight.

“Oh my God are you kidding me? Robert Pattinson in a word – dreamy.”

Ryan also said that he wouldn’t mind doing a film with Pattinson in the future.

Interesting.

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Webisodes meet the tube when ABC premieres the TV version of “In the Motherhood” on Thursday night — and ET is behind the scenes.

Cheryl Hines, Megan Mullally and Jessica St. Clair headline the comedy about juggling motherhood, work and love while raising kids that was adapted from the popular Internet series by the same name.

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Jamie Lynn Spears is putting off plans to marry boyfriend Casey Aldridge so she can focus on being a “hands on Southern mother”, it’s claimed.

The youngest Spears reportedly planned to marry her baby-daddy following the birth of their daughter Maddie in July 2008 – but after a change of heart, the wedding is off, says a U.S. publication.

A source close to the Spears clan tells OK! magazine, “The wedding’s off. They are still in love, living together and very happy, but they have no plans to get married.”

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Rumor has it that Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz are having trouble with their new domestic lifestyle. An insider told Page Six, “Ashlee and Pete are on the rocks. He is going out all the time and she’s stuck at home. It’s just not working.”

A rep for Simpson, who’s currently spending some alone time with her hubby in Australia without baby Bronx Mowgli, said, “This is not true. Everything is fine in their world.”

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The Gossip Girl spin-off, set to take off via a 20-minute flashback on the CW series’ May 11 episode, hasn’t even received an official pick-up, but executive producer Josh Schwartz already has a lot of ideas for it.

For instance, according to Schwartz, since the spin-off took place in the 80s when Serena’s (Blake Lively) mom Lily (Kelly Rutherford) was in high school, it’s very possible that she’ll meet and even hang out with several characters from The O.C.

“What we know is [‘OC’ characters] Kirsten Cohen, or Kirsten Nichols as she was born, and Jimmy Cooper lived in Newport Beach in the ’80s,” he said. “So there’s a total possibility that in one episode, Lily could have been friends with Kirsten or Jimmy Cooper when they were young. I would love to do that.”

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Lance Armstrong collided with two other bike riders on Monday.

He is now recovering in Austin, Texas, after a five-inch stainless-steel plate and 12 screws were inserted in his collarbone, Armstrong, 37, will be up and at ’em in a week, his doctor says.

“Our goal was to stabilize his fracture as quickly as possible, but in a safe fashion, and then allow Lance to do the things he does best,” Dr. Douglas Elenz says.

As Armstrong’s collarbone mends, his doctor will “advance him off the exercise bike on to the street and take it day-by-day, week-by-week and month-by-month … We’re going to have to allow him to train and even potentially ride with a fracture that is not 100-percent healed.”