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Celebrity weekend roundup

Chelsea Clinton engaged

Former first daughter, Chelsea Clinton, 29, got engaged to longtime boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky on Thanksgiving. The couple reportedly announced it in an e-mail to friends.

Tiger Woods still won’t talk to crash investigators

The No. 1 golfer, Tiger Woods is still not talking to investigators in Florida after he crashed his SUV into a tree about 2 a.m. Friday. Celebrity gossip blogs have been in a frenzy over rumors that Woods is cheating on his wife, Elin Nordegren, and that somehow is related. Woods released an online statement saying all the rumors are false.

Audio: Neighbor’s 911 phone call

Hasselhoff’s ex arrested

Pamela Bach, ex-wife of David Hasselhoff, was arrested over the weekend for suspicion of drunken driving in L.A. She was booked and released and is scheduled for court on Dec. 24.

Serena fined $82K for tirade

Serena Williams was fined $82,500 Monday for her profanity-laced outburst during the U.S. Open. She is on probation for the next …

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Celebrity birthdays: Nov. 30

Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr. is 91. Actor Robert Guillaume is 82. TV personality and producer Dick Clark is 80. Country singer-record company executive Jimmy Bowen is 72. Director Ridley Scott is 72. Singer Rob Grill of the Grass Roots is 66. Bassist Roger Glover of Deep Purple is 64. Actress Margaret Whitton is 59. Singer-actor Mandy Patinkin is 57. Guitarist Shuggie Otis is 56. Country singer Jeannie Kendall of The Kendalls is 55. Singer Billy Idol is 54. Guitarist John Ashton of Psychedelic Furs is 52. Comedian Colin Mochrie (”Whose Line Is It Anyway?”) is 52. Rapper Jalil of Whodini is 46. Actor-director Ben Stiller is 44. Actress Sandra Oh (”Grey’s Anatomy,” “Sideways”) is 39. Country singer Mindy McCready is 34. Singer Clay Aiken is 31. Actress Elisha Cuthbert (”24″) is 27. Actress Kaley Cuoco (”The Big Bang Theory”) is 24.

−AP

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Celebrity birthdays: Nov. 29

Blues musician John Mayall is 76. Actress Diane Ladd is 74. Musician Chuck Mangione is 69. Country singer Jody Miller is 68. Singer-keyboardist Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals is 67. Comedian Garry Shandling is 60. Director Joel Coen is 55. Actor-comedian Howie Mandel is 54. Actress Cathy Moriarty is 49. Actress Kim Delaney (”NYPD Blue”) is 48. Actor Tom Sizemore is 48. Actor Andrew McCarthy is 47. Actor Don Cheadle is 45. Singer Jonathan Knight of New Kids on the Block is 41. Guitarist Martin Carr of the Boo Radleys is 41. Actor Larry Joe Campbell (”According to Jim”) is 39. Keyboardist Frank Delgado of Deftones is 39. Actress Gena Lee Nolin is 38. Actor Brian Baumgartner (”The Office”) is 37. Actress Anna Faris (”Scary Movie”) is 33. Rapper The Game is 30. Drummer Ringo Garza of Los Lonely Boys is 28. Actor Lucas Black (”Sling Blade,” “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift”) is 27.

−AP

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Celebrity birthdays: Nov. 28

Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. is 80. Singer-songwriter Bruce Channel is 69. Singer Randy Newman is 66. Musician Paul Shaffer (”Late Show With David Letterman”) is 60. Actor Ed Harris is 59. Actress S. Epatha Merkerson (”Law and Order”) is 57. Country singer Kristine Arnold of Sweethearts of the Rodeo is 53. Actor Judd Nelson is 50. Drummer Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden) is 47. Comedian Jon Stewart (”The Daily Show”) is 47. Actress Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon (”NYPD Blue,” ”The Jamie Foxx Show”) is 43. Singer Dawn Robinson (En Vogue, Lucy Pearl) is 41. Musician apl.de.ap of Black Eyed Peas is 35. Rapper Chamillionaire is 30. Keyboardist Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend is 26.

−AP

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Celebrity birthdays: Nov. 27

Actor James Avery (”Sparks,” ”The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”) is 61. TV personality Bill Nye (”Bill Nye the Science Guy”) is 54. Actor William Fichtner (”Invasion”) is 53. Guitarist Charlie Burchill of Simple Minds is 50. Drummer Charlie Benante of Anthrax is 47. Drummer Mike Bordin (Faith No More) is 47. Actor Fisher Stevens (”Early Edition”) is 46. Actress Robin Givens is 45. Actor Michael Vartan (”Alias”) is 41. Rapper Skoob of DAS EFX is 39. Rapper Twista is 37. Actor Jaleel White (”Family Matters”) is 33.

−AP

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Celebrity birthdays: Nov. 26

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Impressionist Rich Little is 71. Singer Tina Turner is 70. Singer Jean Terrell (replaced Diana Ross in the Supremes) is 65. Bassist John McVie of Fleetwood Mac is 64. Actress Jamie Rose (”Falcon Crest,” ”St. Elsewhere”) is 50. Country singer Linda Davis is 47. Actress Maia Campbell (”In the House”) is 33. Country singer Joe Nichols is 33. Actress Jessica Bowman (”Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman”) is 29. Singer Natasha Bedingfield is 28. Drummer Ben Wysocki of The Fray is 25. Singer Lil Fizz of B2K is 24. Singer Aubrey Collins (Trick Pony) is 22.

−AP

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What’s the latest celebrity news, gossip?

Want to avoid awkward conversation with relatives you barely know? Use this week’s top celeb news and entertainment items to break the uncomfortable silence.

  • ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Donny Osmond took the crown over singer Mya and Kelly Osbourne. Let the “(insert name here) was robbed!” battles begin.lambert

  • Adam Lambert

The glam rocker from “American Idol,” who released his debut CD this week, said he has no apologies for the racy AMA performance this week (“I’m not a babysitter”). He said he’s being judged by a double-standard because a woman would not be criticized as much.

  • T.I.

The imprisoned rapper’s Atlanta studio/office was vandalized last week. Police say they also found explosive Molotov cocktails nearby and are still investigating.

  • ‘New Moon’

The second movie in the “Twilight” vampire series pulled in more than $140 million in its first weekend. With more vampire fans on vacation, we expect the slaying to continue.

More movie times and …

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Celebrity birthdays: Nov. 25

Actress Kathryn Crosby is 76. Singer Percy Sledge is 69. Singer Bob Lind is 65. Actor-game show host Ben Stein is 65. Actor John Larroquette is 62. Singer Amy Grant is 49. Singer Mark Lanegan (Queens of the Stone Age and Screaming Trees) is 45. Singer Tim Armstrong of Rancid is 44. Singer Stacy Lattisaw is 43. Guitarist Rodney Sheppard of Sugar Ray is 43. Rapper-producer Erick Sermon is 41. Actress Jill Hennessy (”Crossing Jordan”) is 40. Actress Christina Applegate is 38. Actor Eddie Steeples (”My Name Is Earl”) is 36. Actress Katie Cassidy (new “Melrose Place”) is 23.

−AP

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Celebrity birthdays: Nov. 24

Country singer Johnny Carver is 69. Former Beatles drummer Pete Best is 68. Bassist Donald “Duck” Dunn of Booker T. and the MG’s is 68. Actor-comedian Billy Connolly is 67. Singer Lee Michaels is 64. Actor Dwight Schultz (”The A-Team”) is 62. Actor Stanley Livingston (”My Three Sons”) is 59. Drummer Clem Burke of The Romantics and of Blondie is 54. Record producer Terry Lewis is 53. Actress Denise Crosby (”Star Trek: The Next Generation”) is 52. Actress Shae D’Lyn (”Dharma and Greg”) is 47. Guitarist John Squire of the Stone Roses is 47. Guitarist Gary Stonadge of Big Audio Dynamite is 47. Guitarist Chad Taylor of Live is 39. Actor Colin Hanks (”Roswell”) is 32. Actress Katherine Heigl (”Grey’s Anatomy,” “Roswell”) is 31. Actress Sarah Hyland (”Modern Family”) is 19.

−AP

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CD releases: Nov. 23-24 include Rihanna, Adam Lambert, Susan Boyle

We usually get a mix of major releases and box sets or reissues just in time for holiday shopping. Here are some of the new CD releases for Nov. 23 and 24.

rihannaSusan Boyle, “I Dreamed a Dream”

This Brit singer took the world, and most notably Simon Cowell, by storm on “Britain’s Got Talent” competition this summer. She was runner-up

Beyonce, “I Am … Yours. An Intimate Performance a the Wynn Las Vegas”

This CD/DVD is related to the “Sasha Fierce” deluxe reissue with bonus tracks. Not sure how much “bonus” there is though.

James Brown, “The Godfather’s Smackdown: Live!”

This CD/DVD pulls from the late performer’s 1980 U.S. tour. But the title alone might be worth the buy.

Bill Cosby, “Bill Cosby Presents the Cosnarati: State of Emergency”

It’s being touted as a socially conscious rap album. Knowing Cosby’s history, we’re sure it will ruffle at least a few feathers.

Bob Dylan, “Christmas in the Heart”

Holiday music with bonus CD

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