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• Madonna is reportedly "taking a more active role" in promoting boy toy Jesus Luz's career. She turned up to hear him spin at the Valentino party the other night, danced with "some hot fashion guys," mingled for a little, and then they left together. But that doesn't mean she's offered to do a song with him. "There are steps!" he said. "You can't just start out and collaborate with Madonna." He also says that he always plays her stuff because, you know, "It's great." [P6, NYDN]
• After Michael Lohan released a sob-filled phone call from Lindsay yesterday, she Twittered that her dad is "such a loser"; "those recordings are from years ago"; and "he needs the book for dummies on how to be a man." She also indicted she may ask her lawyer to file a restraining order against her dad and/or sue him. So, no hopes for a reconciliation just yet then? [TMZ, NYP, Us]
• Making matters worse, there is now another recording of LiLo chatting with her mother that's been released. [Radar Online]
Mariah Carey said she'd been a victim of emotional and mental abuse on Larry King Live last night: "To really get out, it was difficult because there was a connection that was not only a marriage but a business thing, where the person was in control of my life." Tommy Mottola, anyone? [CNN, People]

• Celeb chef Todd English supposedly bolted out the door of the Mr. Chow party the other night when photographers started snapping his picture. It seems he's still wary of the media after calling off his wedding to Erica Wang a week shy of the big day and filing abuse charges against her. [P6]
• Rihanna's favorite song off her new album? "Photographs." "It's about a breakup, and the only thing you have to show for the relationship is some pictures." [MSNBC]
• He may be kicking off his "Fan Appreciation" tour, but Chris Brown can't seem to get many fans to buy tickets. The gigs go mid-November through December, in case you're interested. Or not. [NYDN]
• Jesse James' ex-wife and baby mama, porn star Janine Lindemulder, is claiming that Sandra Bullock won't let her see her daughter. Bullock alleges Lindemulder left the girl alone while she was passed out from drug use. Now Lindemulder just wants to sit down and have girl talk with Sandra about it. [MSNBC, Us]
• Josh Duhamel and Fergie wanted to make it clear that their marriage is rock solid (even though he's been accused of hooking up with a hooker), so the couple went to dinner in Atlanta on Tuesday night and were reportedly "snuggling up a little bit." But not a lot! [People, Us]
• A day after it came out that Nicole Kidman likes to get freaky in the bedroom, she's jetting to Kenya to launch an initiative by the United Nations Development Fund for Women to end violence against women. And oh PS, she also told British GQ that she burned most of her journals from when she was married to Tom Cruise because "you're only going to find out bad things." [P6, NYDN]
• Referring to his 40th birthday on his MySpace page, Matthew McConaughey said he was looking forward to the next decade because he's a "late bloomer." McConaughey, who apparently doesn't like "g's" also wrote that he was going to spend time "grillin' steaks and sippin' beers, celebratin' more to live for." [People]
• David and Victoria Beckham are now the proud parents of two teacup pigs, but they're still fighting over names. [NYDN]
• Robin Wright isn't like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie because, she says, she moved her kids out of Hollywood to save them from media scrutiny. [P6]
• Give it up, kids. Kristen Stewart isn't going to tell you whether she's dating Robert Pattinson or not. [EW]
• Chelsea Handler thinks the people she talks about on her E! show Chelsea Lately are "generally so stupid [that] they don't even know I'm saying bad things about them." Her example? Paris Hilton, naturally. [P6]
Natalie Portman's not opposed to getting plastic surgery at some point in the future. Also, she says her upcoming lesbian nude scene in the movie Black Swan is "extreme." [DM]
• Khloe Kardashian's ex, Rashad McCants, claims an entire episode of Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami—where they hacked into his voicemail to prove he was cheating on Khloe—was made up. Scandal! [P6]
• Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian and boyfriend Reggie Bush are apparently moving in together. [TMZ]
• Levi Johnston may be getting cold feet about posing nude in Playgirl. It seems Johnston is worried about what his johnson will look like. [P6]
• David Hasselhoff has done it again. He reportedly got all boozy at a Canadian Casino this weekend and got into a dust up with an elderly patron. [TMZ]
• Remember Cris Judd, Jennifer Lopez's husband for about 47 seconds a few back? Yea, well, not only is he alive, he's engaged, too. [Us]