Paris Hilton and her boyfriend drove into a photographer and took off. Lindsay Lohan's brother finally speaks out. There's a new Real Housewife of New York. Katie Couric might return to Today. Take a crash course in Thursday's gossip.

  • Paris Hilton is getting another reality show, this time on lady network Oxygen. A source says, "This show will give viewers a glimpse of the real Paris and her life, which is sometimes quite amazing." If by "quite amazing," they mean getting repeatedly caught with drugs and then blaming it on other people then, yeah, her live sounds really amazing. The latest amazing chapter comes courtesy of boyfriend Cy Watts, who supposedly hit a photographer while leaving a West Hollywood club last night and then drove off without stopping. Paris was in the car with him and even Tweeted about the run-in with an aggressive paparazzo. Yup, amazing. [P6, TMZ, RadarOnline]
  • Lindsay Lohan's (not unattractive) usually quiet brother Michael Lohan Jr, 22, has joined the family business of talking to the press about their woes. Surprisingly, he sounds quite sane. "I think that in the past, her vision had been blurred. People she was surrounded by—enablers, leeches, whatever you'd like to call it—made things very difficult. It's quite strenuous to right your wrongs when the people around you help justify your actions. Therefore, cloudy judgment made it easy for her to neglect those trying to guide her," he says. Dina Lohan is really not going to like being called a "leech" by her own son! Oh, and we finally know where Linds is in rehab: the famous Betty Ford clinic. Considering that's the only celebrity dry-out joint she hasn't tried, maybe this one will actually work. [People, TMZ]
  • Ramona "Crazy Eyes" Singer has confirmed that Cindy Barshop, the owner of the chain of Completely Bare spas, is going to be a new cast member on The Real Housewives of New York. Does this mean we have to suffer the torture of watching all the ladies go for a group bikini wax? [Us Weekly]
  • Where's Katie Couric going after her gig hosting the CBS Evening News is over? Well, she might be going back to her roots on the Today show. She's also been meeting with honchos at CNN, so maybe she'll end up there. Or maybe she won't even leave CBS, she'll just be making a lot less money. Basically the answer is that no one knows. We're sure going to speculate though. [P6]
  • Oh, look, there are baby photos of Jersey Shore star DJ Paulie D. Aww. [RadarOnline]
  • There's some brouhaha concerning Michael Bolton, who is the most recent foxtrotting D-lister to be kicked off Dancing with the Stars, and Bruno Tonioli, one of the show's judges. You might want to brush up on it, because you know how much your mother just loves talking about her favorite show, and you should know what's going on. [Us Weekly]
  • For those who care, Brooklyn's literary boy wonder Jonathan Letham has set his next novel in Queens instead of his native borough. Who reads books when there's reality TV to watch anyway? Gatecrasher]
  • Speaking of reality television programs, Condé Nast's is filming a reality TV pilot of their own. The show will follow staffers from the magazine as they go about their glamorous lives as well as focus on a few personalities from the New York party scene. Let me tell you, there is nothing more exciting than a bunch of people sitting around and putting together a website. Some of those people are amazing typists. You'll just die watching them. Anyway, the website is looking to hire a female party reporter to tie the whole project together. We don't know if she's out of jail yet, but we bet our fictional freelancer Betsey Morgenstern would be interested. [Gatecrasher]
  • Times Square tourist bilker the Naked Cowboy has cut his hair and is running for President. God help us all. [TMZ]

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