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PRO CHOICE: Per the AP, “Selena Gomez conjured five wins at the Teen Choice Awards - one more than boyfriend Justin Bieber. The star of "Wizards of Waverly Place" was selected as choice TV actress, female hottie and music group with her band The Scene.” http://apne.ws/n8NRtO

AND LOTS OF PIX: Per the Huffington Post. http://huff.to/oakle1

STAR POWER: Per Deadline, “EXCLUSIVE: Russell Crowe is set to star alongside Mark Wahlberg in the Allen Hughes-directed independently financed noir drama Broken City. Production begins in November. Wahlberg plays an ex-cop-turned-private detective who is hired by the mayor (the role Crowe will play) to see if his wife is cheating on him.” http://bit.ly/oFnB9z

WOODSTOCK FLASHBACK: Per Rolling Stone, “On Day Three of Lollapalooza, most of the festival’s approximately 90,000 attendees didn’t look like mere concertgoers – they resembled war casualties. Two punishing rainstorms yesterday turned Grant Park into a giant mud pit, leaving fans drenched, dirt-caked, and, in especially dire cases, shoeless.” http://bit.ly/q9ezoI

KATY AND KATIE: Per E!, “Katy Perry may sing about last Friday night, but for Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, it was all about Sunday evening. The terrific twosome stepped out sans Suri yesterday to attend the concert of Russell Brand's better half at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. And Katie herself looked like quite the teenage dream in a pair of cheetah-spotted gray jeans.” http://eonli.ne/qxBhNM

OLD SCHOOL: Per MTV, “It's been more than 20 months since Evanescence performed onstage but tonight at 7:54 that will all change, when the band takes over the MTV airwaves to premiere their brand-new single, "What You Want," live from Nashville. http://on.mtv.com/oSMLgB

SKIN CANCER PROMOTION: Per PerezHilton, “The cast of the Jersey Shore have been handling the hand they've been dealt right. Between the show and endorsement deals, they've probably racked in enough money to take care of themselves for quite awhile. Take The Situation. He’s about to get his biggest payday yet as sources reveal that his is supposedly making 6-figures to endorse Boca Tanning Club.” http://bit.ly/pSCUTo

HELLO GOODBYE: Per the L.A. Times, “Agnes Nixon, the woman who created ABC soap “All My Children,” will appear on the show starting Aug. 31. She will play Agnes Eckhart, a longstanding board member of Pine Valley Hospital –- a role she invented for herself in 2005, when the series was celebrating its 35th anniversary. Nixon is reprising the role on “All My Children” as the show heads for the end of its 41-year run on network television in late September.” http://lat.ms/r9iQce

HEYA: Per TMZ, “Officers performed a pat-down on Big Boi from Outkast when he got off a cruise ship in Miami yesterday, and found several drugs. According to the Miami-Dade Police report, "The pat-down revealed 5.7 grams of MDMA in powder form, 3 pills of suspect ecstacy, 9 whole pills of Viagra and 2 [half-pills] of Viagra, and a cigarette roller with suspect marijuana residue." (He) was arrested for 3 counts of possession of narcotics and 1 count of possession of drug paraphernalia.” http://bit.ly/nanpOz

POLITICO BLINK: “Never-before-heard taped conversations between former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and historian Arthur Schlesinger will be aired next month on ABC in a special hosted by Diane Sawyer. The network has billed the program as “an historic television event” and, if some early reports are accurate, the tapes certainly include some juicy details. According to the UK’s Daily Mail: “Jackie Onassis believed that Lyndon B Johnson and a cabal of Texas tycoons were involved in the assassination of her husband John F Kennedy.” http://politi.co/ppTyEE

IMUS IN THE MOURNING: Per the New York Daily News, “Fred Imus, younger brother of WABC morning host Don Imus and a long-time songwriter and radio host himself, was found dead Saturday at his home in Tucson, Ariz. He was 69.” http://nydn.us/q2EDl8

LIFE IMITATING ART: Per the AP, “Never underestimate Wisteria Lane's grapevine. On Sunday, ABC officially confirmed reports that the upcoming season of "Desperate Housewives" would be its last. But series star Felicity Huffman got the bad news on Friday - in an e-mail from her co-star Marcia Cross.” http://apne.ws/nLopHo

--Skip Wood

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