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Beyoncé gives a hair-raising performance of "Single Ladies" during the 2008 American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Chris Brown Dominates American Music Awards

Chris Brown was the big winner at the American Music Awards on Sunday night, surprising himself most of all.

"I don't know what to say. I would have given it to Coldplay," said Brown, who won artist of the year, male pop/rock artist and male soul/R&B artist.

Kanye West, still sore at losing male rap/hip-hop artist last year, won the trophy this time – then said Lil Wayne deserved it more.

"I want to give this award to Wayne," he said. "If it was last year it would have been my award."

It was West's second trophy of the night, following his win for rap/hip-hop album, for Graduation.

"It's our responsibility as musicians to push music to the point it was in the '60s and '70s," he said. "I want to be Elvis."

Host Jimmy Kimmel, who had made West's ego a running joke, quipped: "Elvis died on the toilet with half a jelly doughnut in his mouth. You may want to rethink that."

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Alicia Keys, who …

It's a Boy for Ashlee & Pete!

Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and husband Pete Wentz welcomed a son Thursday night, people confirms.

Bronx Mowgli Wentz weighed 7 lbs., 11 oz., and was 20 1/2 inches long.

"Ashlee, Pete and baby Bronx are all healthy and happy, and thank everyone for their well wishes!" a spokesperson tells people.

Simpson-Wentz, 24, and the Fall Out Boy bassist, 29, announced her pregnancy in May, a few weeks after their opulent Alice's Adventures In Wonderland-themed wedding.

"I would love to have a big family one day," Simpson-Wentz told people at the time. Added Wentz: "A big soccer team or a band!"

And, as her dad, Joe Simpson, recently put it to people: "The day she found out she was pregnant, she became a woman."

Wentz, meanwhile, has been leaning on rocker pal Joel Madden – dad to 9-month-old Harlow with girlfriend Nicole Richie – for tips on fatherhood. "Joel gives me advice," Wentz recently told people. "[It's] been really awesome for me to go …

Nicole Kidman & Charlize Theron to Play Man & Wife

The Hours Oscar winner Nicole Kidman and Monster Oscar winner Charlize Theron are about to star in a movie together – as a married couple.

Kidman will star in and produce The Danish Girl, based on a 2000 best-selling novel about real-life Danish artists – and husband and wife – Einar and Greta Wegener, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

In the 1920s, the male Einar (to be played by Kidman) posed as a woman for his painter wife Greta (to be played by Theron).

The finished portraits became all the rage in Copenhagen, which prompted Greta to encourage Einar to dress as a woman.

By 1931, however, the husband took his role another step and underwent a landmark sex-change operation that had repercussions not only in their home but also around the world.

The independently produced film is now in pre-production, says the trade paper. In the meantime, a biopic is also in the works with Kidman set to play the late British singer Dusty Springfield ("The Windmills of Your Mind"), who …

Angelina Jolie

A grinning Angelina Jolie dished on her "very smiley" 4-month-old twins, Knox and Vivienne, at the DVD release of her animated hit Kung Fu Panda in L.A. Sunday. "They're at that [stage] where their personality really starts to shine," she said.

Kim Kardashian's Wedding Wishes for Kendra

Kim Kardashian is thrilled to hear that her friend (and fellow reality star) Kendra Wilkinson, 23, has gotten engaged to Philadelphia Eagles football star Hank Baskett. But that doesn’t make Kardashian any more anxious to walk down the aisle with her own NFL-star beau, the New Orleans Saints’ Reggie Bush.“I am so excited for Kendra,” Kardashian, 28, tells people of the Girls Next Door star. “It’s good to see her happy. But this doesn’t change my feelings for Reggie or our relationship at all. It is good now, and I just let it flow.” Kardashian – looking stunning in a long brown off- the-shoulder gown and diamond earrings – was in Miami for the annual gala thrown by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida.
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Simon Cowell's Ex: 'I'll Always Love Him'

Former model Terri Seymour says there will always be a special place in her heart for reality TV's Mr. Mean.

"You know, I'll always love Simon," Seymour tells Britain's Daily Mail of her ex-beau, Idol judge Simon Cowell. "When you've been with someone that long, you can't help it."

The British couple spent six years together but only revealed the split on Nov 1. Since then Cowell has sworn he has kicked the female habit.

"Don't worry about me," he said four days later. "I don't need a lonely hearts ad. I'm off women now."

But if he ever reconsiders, Cowell may just get to see more of Seymour.

"I'll always have a special place in my heart for him, but it was time to move on," she adds.

Seymour, who was once a Wheel of Fortune host and now presents for Extra, also reveals the Cowell who means the most to her – his mom. "I'll tell you who I'll really miss – his mum, Julie. She's a lovely lady…

Presidential Perks for Sasha & Malia Obama

The perks of being the President's daughters? For Sasha, 7, and Malia, 10, life at the White House is sure to be a wonderland!

Besides the all-weather tennis court on the South Lawn and the grand piano on the second floor, they will have their own pastry shop, swimming pool, bowling alley and movie theater – complete with a popcorn cart.

The White House also comes with a staff of ushers and pastry chefs to ensure birthday parties will never be the same. They plan slumber parties and scavenger hunts that no Supermom can hope to rival.

What's not to like?

Michelle Obama’s house rules – make your bed, clear the table, set your own alarm clock – perhaps.

"Her rules reign," retired White House Chief Usher Gary J. Walters says. But, former White House Social Secretary Capricia Marshall, who served under the Clintons, says the girls can expect to be pampered. "When a day hasn't gone right, the butlers will make sure you have your favorite dessert."

Then there's …

Rihanna Is The New Face Of Gucci

R&B star Rihanna has been unveiled as the spokesmodel for fashion house Gucci’s new campaign for The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Rihanna will front the Italian designer’s Tattoo Heart range of products. A quarter of all profits made from the line will be donated to the children’s charity.

Rihanna and Chris Brown Mad At Ne-Yo

Friends of low-key couple Chris Brown and Rihanna are learning their lesson — don’t kiss and tell!

R&B singer Ne-Yo opened up to the UK’s Sun newspaper about the private couple on Oct. 13 saying, “At first I did question whether it was real, but I’m good friends with both of them and I know that they are in a genuine relationship.” Read More

Police Have Murder Weapon in Jennifer Hudson Case

A handgun found near the body of Jennifer Hudson'snephew is the same one used in the killings of the Oscar winner's family, according to a report.

On Wednesday, officers found a .45-caliber handgun among thick weeds in an alley about a block from where 7-year-old Julian King was discovered shot to death inside a Chevy Suburban.

The gun was sent to the Illinois State Police crime lab for testing. Unfired bullets in the gun matched shell casings recovered at the house where Hudson's mother Darnell Donerson, 57, and brother Jason Hudson, 29, were discovered murdered, sources tell the Chicago Tribune.

King was taken from the home and his body was discovered three days later in a neighborhood in another part of town, also shot with a .45, according to the paper.

Chicago police spokeswoman Monique Bond could not be reached for comment Friday.

The estranged husband of Jennifer Hudson's sister, Julia Hudson, is being held as a "person of interest" in the case. Willi…

PHOTO: Britney Spears Unveils Album Cover

Britney Spears revealed the sexy cover photo for her new album Friday – plus the next single, called "Circus."

"The song is an up-tempo track," says the 26-year-old pop singer's official Web site. "It's gonna be absolutely crazy! "

The CD, which has already produced the hit "Womanizer," arrives in stores Dec. 2. – Mike Fleeman