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Tuesday, August 14

Robert Pattinson made his first post-scandal appearance on "The Daily Show" last night, and it was a little awkward, but definitely entertaining. Jon Stewart started the interview off by breaking out the Ben and Jerry's ice cream. And he said, "We're just a couple-a gals talking." They did reference the Kristen Stewart thing for the first few minutes, without actually saying her name. Rob admitted he didn't really know what to say because, "I'm cheap, I didn't hire a publicist." The closest anyone came to making a direct comment about the scandal was when Jon, in a "sassy chick" kind of voice, said, "Boy, you are better off! Kick her to the curb!" Rob is doing press right now for his next movie, "Cosmopolis", which comes out in limited release this Friday. Tomorrow, he'll be on "Good Morning America", and he's also doing a 30-minute interview with MTV.com on Thursday night.

Kelly Clarkson performed "Lose Yourself" during a show in Eminem's hometown of Detroit on Friday night. She even put on a hoodie. Afterward, she said, "It's so hard! I have all this saliva in my mouth and I have nowhere to go with it. I can't swallow, there's no time to breathe." 

Miley Cyrus will guest star on "Two and a Half Men" this coming season. She's playing a "love interest" for Jake, Angus T. Jones' character. According to the "Hollywood Reporter", her character is described as "a sexy new girl in town with a comedic streak." It's unclear if this is just a one-episode thing or if she'll stick around for multiple episodes. For what it's worth, Angus will be 19 in October and Miley will be 20 in November.

"The Voice" has announced two new twists for its upcoming season. First off, the coaches will have the ability to steal contestants from each other during the "battle rounds." Basically, when a coach cuts the losing singer, one of the other coaches can choose to buzz in and "claim" that contestant. Here's how it works out:  As usual, each coach starts with 16 singers, which is reduced to eight during the battle rounds. But coaches can "claim" two discarded singers from another team, which brings their total to 10. Then comes something new called the "knockout round," where the teams will be whittled down to five. The 10 singers will each perform on a stool in a boxing ring, and the top five on each team will go on to the live shows. Season Three premieres on September 10th on NBC.

The new "Dancing with the Stars" pairings were announced on "Good Morning America" yesterday. This is the all-star season, and some celebrities will have the advantage of dancing with the same partners they had during their first run. Here are the pairs that will be reunited:
Drew Lachey is re-teaming with Anna Trebunskaya . . . They won Season Two.
Emmitt Smith is re-teaming with Cheryl Burke . . . They won Season Three.
Joey Fatone is re-teaming with Kym Johnson . . . They came in second on Season Two.
Kirstie Alley is re-teaming with Maksim Chmerkovskiy . . . They came in second on Season 12.
Melissa Rycroft is re-teaming with Tony Dovolani . . . They came in third on Season Eight.
Bristol Palin is re-teaming with Mark Ballas . . . They came in third on Season 11.
And here are the celebrities with new partners:
Kelly Monaco will dance with Val Chmerkovskiy . . . Kelly won Season One with Alec Mazo.
Apolo Ohno will dance with Karina Smirnoff . . . Apolo won Season Four with Julianne Hough.
Helio Castroneves will dance with Chelsie Hightower . . . Helio won Season Five with Julianne Hough.
Shawn Johnson will dance with Derek Hough . . . Shawn won Season Eight with Mark Ballas.
Gilles Marini will dance with Peta Murgatroyd . . . Gilles came in second on Season Eight with Cheryl Burke.
Pamela Anderson will dance with Tristan McManus . . . Pamela came in sixth on Season 10 with Damian Whitewood.
There will be a 13th couple, which is being voted on by fans at the show's website. It's between "Queer Eye's" Carson Kressley, and Disney stars Sabrina Bryan and Kyle Massey. The results will be announced on "Good Morning America" on Monday, August 27th. The new season starts September 24th.

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People : Alec MazoAngus T. JonesAnna TrebunskayaApolo OhnoCarson KressleyChelsie HightowerCheryl BurkeDamian WhitewoodDerek HoughDrew LacheyEmmitt SmithGilles MariniHelio CastronevesJoey FatoneJon StewartJulianne HoughKarina SmirnoffKelly ClarksonKirstie AlleyKyle MasseyKym JohnsonMaksim ChmerkovskiyMark BallasMelissa RycroftMiley CyrusPamela AndersonRobert PattinsonSabrina BryanShawn JohnsonTony DovolaniTristan McManus

08/14/2012 8:27AM
Tuesday, August 14
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