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Hulk Hogan sues over sex tape; Jennifer Aniston tears up on TV over engagement

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Hulk Hogan and attorney David Houston announce their lawsuit plans. (Chris O'Meara/AP)

Hulk Hogan has filed a pair of lawsuits over that sex tape that showed up on Gawker a couple of weeks ago. He is seeking $100 million in damages from Gawker for posting the video, which the Web site obtained from an unknown source. He’s a also suing Heather Clems, the woman with whom he had sex, and her ex-husband, Hogan’s friend Bubba “the Love Sponge” Clems, for secretly recording his 2006 bedroom ad­ven­ture without his consent. Attorneys also said that if this ongoing episode somehow causes Bubba the Love Sponge to become a popular baby name, then a class action lawsuit will be filed against Bubba the Love Sponge by everyone in America. (Fine, just kidding about that last part . . . mostly.) (Associated Press)

Jennifer Aniston got all teary on “Chelsea Lately” when Chelsea Handler mentioned that she’s engaged. While wiping away those tears, she inadvertently blinded the entire studio audience with the massive rock on her finger. (E! Online)

President Obama wants to see peace finally achieved between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj . If he makes it work, a second term is obviously a done deal. (TMZ)

Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez are very close to signing their contracts to become “X Factor” co-hosts. (Hollywood Reporter)

Halle Berry is related to Sarah Palin somehow. She revealed this genealogical information during an interview with Extra, then screamed “Nooo!” in her “Cloud Atlas” co-star Tom Hanks’s face. Seriously, she did. (Extra)

Meanwhile, Scott Baio has expressed confidence that Mitt Romney will win the election. He’s also not particularly involved in the life of the purportedly homeless Erin Moran . “I don’t know what her situation is,” Chachi said of Joanie in an interview with Fox 411. “I have a job to do, I have a wife and child to take care of. So I don’t pay attention to things that I don’t know anything about. I’ve got my own situation to deal with.” (Fox 411)

FYI: Scarlett Johansson is back on the market. (People)

Jason Mewes (and Kevin Smith) are in Washington today. They’re actually here to do a gig at the Fillmore in Silver Spring. But per this tweet, if POTUS press releases suddenly start containing the phrase, “snootchie bootchies,” you’ll know why.

Going to the White House !!!! Snootch to the Nootch !!! (@ Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)) [pic]:

— Jason Mewes (@JayMewes) October 15, 2012

Gossip Cop says a Showbiz Spy story about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie converting a fisherman’s cottage into a sex shack is not true. Darn. That’s the sort of thing that deserves to be true. (Gossip Cop)

Vulture has compiled this list of the 25 most devoted fan bases, which suggests that the love for Tyler Perry is more ardent than the love for “Community,” Harry Potter is more beloved than “The Hunger Games” and a certain book series/HBO show has the most devoted base of all. (Vulture)

When she isn’t at a movie theater or writing about movies, Jen Chaney is ... um ... probably at home, watching a movie.


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