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Keira Knightley dogs Facebook; Nicolette Sheridan Leaves Housewives

Keira Knightley will never sign up to popular websites like Twitter or Facebook because she is convinced the social networking forums are “dehumanizing” users.

She says, “I hate the internet. I find it dehumanizing to constantly check emails or social sites which have become so fashionable. I’m not a celebrity. I don’t go home or out with friends saying, ‘I’m a celebrity’ and I don’t ask to be treated like a queen. Mom and dad wouldn’t like that.”

Sienna Miller often fancies searching the internet for stories about herself.

The actress relies on good pal Keira Knightley, 24, to stop her.

‘If there’s that awful temptation to Google yourself, she’ll phone up and go: “I’m thinking about Googling”,’ explains Sienna.

‘I’ll say: “I am too!” And we;ll talk each other out of it.;

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“Desperate Housewives” actress Nicollette Sheridan tells TV Guide Magazine that killing off her character, Edie Britt, could have “devastating ramifications” for the show.

She tells the publication of her character’s relationship with the show’s creator Marc Cherry, “I think whoever Edie represented in Marc’s life was somebody he didn’t like. And he had a very difficult time distinguishing between fact and fiction.”

Nicollette says, for her, “Desperate Housewives” started to change. “When the show started it was such a different beast. It was exciting and dangerous and funny and edgy and bizarre. It started feeling a little complacent, and that was very frustrating.”

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Nancy Davis is getting Hollywood heavies to join her in the “Race to Erase MS” and they need all the help they can get.

Right now, products like signature nail polish ($8) Eco tote bags ($12) and Tommy Hilfiger T-Shirts ($25) are selling on the EraseMS web site (www.erasems.org) — where proceeds benefit the campaign, which funds a network of the nation’s top MS research centers called the Center Without Walls program.

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What’s happening on “How I Met Your Mother?”

With Barney’s love for Robin unfolding gradually (and more people learning about it), it’s only a matter of time before Barney comes clean to Robin. But it seems that Barney is still not keen on completely stepping it up just yet. While Barney already marveled on how much he misses Robin when she’s not around, thinks about her all the time, and imagines the two of them running towards each other in slow motion, his friendship with his best friend Ted (Robin’s ex) remains his main concern, along with evading the risk of being rejected by the love of his life.

Fame or Shame, Kidman, Barrymore, Fuller and more

“I wanna make popular music, but I want less fans. I want the freedom of having less fans. It’s like the freedom of having less money. If you have less money, you have less responsibility. It’s like Bjork. If she wanted to pose naked, you’d be like, ‘Oh, that’s Bjork.’ But if I wanted to pose naked, people would draw all type of things into it. I definitely feel like, in the next however many years, if I work out for two months, that I’ll pose naked. I break every rule and mentality of hip-hop, of black culture, of American culture.” – Kanye West in the new issue of Vibe

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Michael C. Hall, 37, the star of Showtime’s Dexter, has married Jennifer Carpenter, 29. The couple have been dating for a little over a year and a half and tied the not in Big Sur, CA on New Year’s Eve.

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At the Craft & Hobby Association 2009 Winter Convention & Trade Show in Anaheim later this month, Miss Hilton will be unveiling her own line of craft kits called “Paris Hilton, the Creative Collection.”

The collection is touted as “a multi-faceted line of fashion crafting kits from some of the most popular craft segments including scrapbooking, jewelry making and fabric embellishment.”

Paris will be on hand January 25th for an hour between 2 and 3:00 for photos and autographs, of course!

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Will Ferrell says audiences should expect the unexpected from his upcoming one-man Broadway show and HBO special about President George W. Bush.

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Bryan Fuller is back on Heroes and as promised, the writer-producer-genius behind the show’s acclaimed first season will try to get Heroes back to its groove even if it means killing off some beloved characters. And his timing couldn’t be better. Word on the street is that one of the show’s major stars has asked to leave the series at the end of the current season.

Apparently, the Heroes cast member is upset with not getting enough screen time and is asking to be let go of his or her contract at the end of the season. And in order for that to happen, a death scene has reportedly been written for the actor’s character at the conclusion of season 3.

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Nicole Kidman isn’t happy with her performance in “Australia,” which pulled in just $47 million at the US box office. “I can’t look at this movie and be proud of what I’ve done,” the Oscar-winner recently told a radio station in Sydney. As soon as the film opened in November, Kidman fled her native land to avoid the critics: “We ran because I didn’t want to read anything. I didn’t want to know.”

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No wonder Drew Barrymore broke up with Justin Long, the personification of a Mac computer in the long-running ad campaign where he constantly bests his co-star, PC. “I’m at the bottom rung of technology – even text messaging freaks me out,” Barrymore tells Ladies’ Home Journal.

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We’re starting the weekend with some sad news: Patrick Swayze, who is receiving chemotherapy to treat his pancreatic cancer, checked himself into the hospital this morning with pneumonia.

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CBS and the show producers are rewarding the cast of How I Met Your Mother with a well-earned raise.

After months of renegotiations, Neil Patrick Harris and the four other main cast mates will now be earning $90,000-$120,000 per episode.

The Hollywood Reporter says that – on average – that’s between two and three times what they made before.

Wowzers!