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• The Casey Johnson saga continues: Yesterday, Nicky Hilton and Bijou Phillips, both of whom were pals of the late heiress, showed up at Tila Tequila's house to take possession of Casey's two dogs. A screaming fight ensued, and the police had to be called in to mediate, since Tequila claimed the two women were taking away the canines to be euthanized. There's some bizarre video of Tila acting crazy, if you're interested. [NYP, NYDN, TMZ]
• Peter Orzsag, the seemingly straight-laced White House budget director (and the owner of the worst toupee in Washington), has been hiding a little secret. It seems he got engaged to ABC News correspondent Bianna Golodryga a few weeks ago only after dumping his previous girlfriend, shipping heiress Claire Milonas, who happened to be pregnant with their baby at the time. [NYP]
• Speaking of embarrassing White House news, Tareq and Michaele Salahi, the fameseeking couple who crashed the state dinner back in November, will be collecting $5,000 to host a party at a Las Vegas club next week. [P6]
• The reason Howard Stern regular, Artie Lange, was hospitalized recently: He tried to commit suicide by stabbing himself nine times. Surgeons managed to save him "despite heavy bleeding." [P6]
Jersey Shore will be coming back for a second season—or at least that's what one of the cast members is now saying. In the meantime, the crew will continue to collect appearance fees for showing up at bars and clubs. Prices range from $3,000 to $7,500 a piece, or you could pay $30,000 for the whole bunch. And just think of all the hair gel that could buy! [NYDN]
• Lady Gaga has signed a deal with Polaroid to become the brand's "creative director and inventor of specialty products." It's a touch unclear what this will entail exactly, but she may develop "imaging products" for the company and market a line of Gaga-branded cameras and accessories. [People, NYP]

• Former Playboy model Loredana Jolie—aka Loredana Ferriolo or "Tiger Woods Mistress No. 10"—is joining the amateur golf tournament circuit and is also planning to publish a tell-all about Tiger's alleged penchant for threesomes... and men. Who knew? Also: Her rep claims Jolie had a nervous breakdown when the tabloids connected her to the Woods scandal, but clearly she's bouncing back nicely, isn't she? [P6, Radar]
• Speaking of Tiger, after yesterday's report that Woods was hiding out at Jim Dolan's place on Long Island, someone took his yacht, Privacy, for a spin, which led some people to think the star golfer was making his great escape. That wasn't the case, alas. The boat returned to the marina on Wednesday night. [Us]
Diff'rent Strokes star Gary Coleman—who has had two kidney transplants in the past—was rushed to the hospital yesterday after he had a seizure. His agent says he's "doing well" now, so let's all hope for the best. [NYP, NYDN]
Mariah Carey has never been shy about her love of champagne, and it looks like she got hammered on a few dozen glasses before giving an acceptance speech at the Palm Springs Film Festival the other night. She repeatedly hugged Precious director Lee Daniels, laughed loudly into the microphone, "spontaneously burst into applause," had issues coming up with the right words, and spent stretches of time standing at the podium looking contemplative, before the crowd applauded her off the stage. [NYDN]
• Have you seen Kate Gosselin's new hairdo? Prepare to be amazed at her 20-hour transformation! [People]
• Remember how Lindsay Lohan claimed her former friend Patrick "Pootie" Aufdenkamp stole her designs for her fashion line? Well, he says the charges are "ridiculous" and she's stooped "to a new kind of low." And it's all because her "career is stuck at a standstill," he says, which sounds about right, doesn't it? [Sun]
• Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom say they're planning to try and have a baby. So our psychic's prediction was spot-on after all! [Us]
• Multi-taking model Heidi Klum isn't just launching one maternity line. She's got two of them in the works. [People Stylewatch]
30 Rock's Jane Krakowski got engaged over the holidays to her clothing designer boyfriend, Robert Godley. [People]
• Robin Wright has moved on from Sean Penn. She was seen canoodling with a "handsome, dark-haired man" in Mexico. [P6]
• Tiger Woods isn't the only one to have his ads yanked off the air after an embarrassing public scandal. Hanes pulled its commercials featuring Charlie Sheen over the holidays and won't be running them again. [People, Us]
• Heidi Fleiss's brother drowned over the holidays. And while she really, really wanted to make the funeral, she had to film a reality TV show appearance, so she was forced to skip it. Next time! [Starpulse]
• The People's Choice Awards were handed out last night, and basically every movie, TV show and actor you were expecting to win (Twilight, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Sandra Bullock, etc.) did just that. [People, MSNBC]