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What would you do with $20,000? Pay student loans? Put a down payment on a house? Hire “Jersey Shore“‘s Snooki to attend your event? If you answer yes to that last one, you’re in luck because that’s exactly what the pint-sized star charges.[US Weekly]


Project Runway‘s style guru Tim Gunn wasn’t impressed by Lady Gaga‘s hyped-to-death meat dress at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. Gunn said her outfit was “a costume of the craziest kind. It’s shock value pure and simple.” He also asked her to be more creative. Be careful what you wish for, Gunn. [Us Weekly]

A true friend walks in when the rest of the world walks out. Proving this sentiment is Jodie Foster who is coming to Mel Gibson‘s defense, saying “When you love a friend, you don’t abandon them when they are struggling.” [The Hollywood Reporter]

Wyclef Jean has officially withdrawn from Haiti’s presidential election. The singers plans to focus on his music, specifically his subtly-named new album, “If I were President, the Haitian Experience.” [CBS News]

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