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holt as susan boyle

The Weekend Today crew got into the Halloween spirit on the NBC Saturday morning news broadcast with a nod to the popular reality show America's Got Talent.

Lester Holt and Amy Robach were dressed as Susan Boyle and Simon Cowell.  On hand to make their transformation more believable was the AGT host Nick Cannon.

Their counterparts on the Today Show entertained Friday from the plaza as the cast of Star Wars - photos and video here.

View Lester and Amy in more photos below.

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damien michaels

Porn actor Damien Michaels has been identified as the person stabbed to death in a Comfort Inn on Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills, California.

The 53-year-old porn star's body was found early Tuesday morning, when police were alerted by a friend of the actor.

Investigators are working on several leads in the case.  No arrests have been made.

In a recent interview, Michaels said he started out as a mainstream actor, but began doing porn when he had trouble finding a backer for a project he was working on and ran out of money.

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It is All Hallows Eve and we want to wish everyone a Happy Halloween!  We've compiled a photo gallery of celebrities all dressed up for some end of October party fun.  Our favorites are those where Hollywood's finest dress up like each other.

Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa started off their Friday show dressed as Jon and Kate Gosselin, much to the delight of their audience - see them here.

Bette Midler presided over her annual Hulaween Benefit Gala in New York City on Friday night.  Among her guests were John McEnroe, Michael Kors, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Gloria Gaynor, Katie Pierson and Martha Stewart.

On Friday morning on the plaza, the Today Show crew channeled Star Wars - pics and video here.

The Weekend Today crew, in a nod to America's Got Talent, had Lester Holt donning a dress in his portrayal of Susan Boyle and Amy Robach all decked out as Simon Cowell.  See photos and video here.

This post wouldn't be complete without a Halloween themed quote of the day:  "There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin." - Linus from It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.

Check out our photo gallery below.

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randy quaid extradition

Actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi Quaid have been given several opportunities by the Santa Barbara court system to show up and face charges stemming from an unpaid hotel bill.  Once again the two have failed to appear for their scheduled hearing.

California prosecutors will now move ahead with extradition proceedings against the couple.  Their arrest warrants remain active according to senior deputy district attorney Lee Carter.  He indicated his office will seek extradition from Texas, where Randy and Evi were arrested last month.

The felony charges stem from a luxury resort stay where the couple racked up charges totaling $10,000.  They skipped on the bill after being told that their credit card had been declined.

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today show goes star wars for halloween 2009

The Today Show co-hosts donned Star Wars costumes for their Halloween 2009 extravaganza on Friday.  It was obvious that the force was with Matt, Meredith, Ann, Al, Kathie Lee, Hoda and Natalie.

The NBC ensemble cast of regulars portrayed Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, Hans Solo, C-3PO, Yoda and Queen Padme Amidala.

What were their competitors doing on ABC?  Regis and Kelly were a huge hit as Jon and Kate - pics and video.

For a walk down memory lane, see what they wore for Halloween 2008.

Check out the festivities in photos and on video below.

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jessica simpson boyfriend

In light of a very public break-up, Jessica Simpson isn't shying away from the possibilities of finding love.  In an interview with Extra that will air today, Jess shares what she is looking for in her "dream man".

She admits that she wants a spiritual man and someone who will inspire her.  She wants a man who is intelligent and artistic.  She said, "You know, I love artistic men - somebody that really understands their art."

Jessica is currently traveling the world for her upcoming show "The Price of Beauty" and claims to now have a firm handle on who she is and what she wants to become, following harsh criticism regarding her fluctuating weight.

Yesterday on Twitter Jess posted this, "Love you for yourself...don't be defined by anyone else."  For more of the interview - check out PopEater.

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oprah winfrey violence

Back in September, singer Chris Brown spoke out about how betrayed he felt after talk show queen Oprah Winfrey aired a show on domestic violence and dedicated it to all the "Rihanna's of the world."

For Brown, who is no longer welcome on Oprah, this was a slap in the face and he felt she should have been as sympathetic to his plight as she was toward the victims.  Brown isn't the only one harboring hard feelings and it looks as though Winfrey may be operating under a double standard.

Gospel singer BeBe Winans was on Oprah last Friday promoting his new album.  What is the problem with that?  BeBe is accused of domestic violence against his wife Debra Winans.  BeBe reportedly shoved Debra to the ground in front of their children.  Charges are pending for the singer, who has another court date scheduled for early next year.

Debra spoke with TMZ and said that she was hurt that Oprah would have BeBe on the show.

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chaz bono sex change

Chaz Bono sat for a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight and provided an update on his gender transformation.  He reports that at the age of 40-year-old, his true identity is emerging after a very long process that began nearly a decade ago.

After years of indecision, Chaz determined he was finally ready to take the steps necessary for the female-to-male sex change early this year.  The process included the removal of breast tissue, which he called a relief rather than traumatic.  Regarding the hormone treatments, Bono reports that the testosterone  has slowly caused significant changes.  "It lowered my voice.  Fat redistributes, muscles grow, hair grows, sex drive increases...I shave about once a week now."

Bono is the daughter of famed musicians Sonny and Cher and grew up in the public spotlight, and has been in a longtime relationship with partner Jennifer Elia - photos here.

The process is not yet complete and further surgery is planned.  Part two of the compelling interview will air tonight on ET - see part one video below.

View the photo journal history of Bono's transformation from Chastity to Chaz and ET footage below.

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