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Posted at 1:16 PM ET, 09/29/2010

Madonna ads manipulated?; 'Jersey Shore's' Snooki pens boardwalk romance

By Liz Kelly

The alleged Madonna before and after pix. (Courtesy of Jezebel.com)

Three celeb-centric stories on our radar this afternoon ...

1. Manipulating Madonna? Another day, another accusation of photo retouching being used to tweak the image of a celeb. This time, Madonna is the target. Specifically, the ads she recently shot for Dolce & Gabbana, in which she does her best impression of a miserable, yet beautiful, hausfrau. The 52-year-old Material Girl appears to be ageless -- with smooth skin, a bod that rivals her own 14-year-old daughter's and nary a wrinkle. But the folks over at Yeeeah! claim to have scored versions of the images prior to retouching. To quote Yeeeah's! anonymous blogger, "She looks like a cross between Courtney Love and Bea Arthur on roids." I'm not sure I'd go that far, but there's a marked difference. [Yeeeah via Jezebel]

2. Amy Fisher, porn star. Three years after she promised Maury Povich that she would not pursue a career in porn (after making one movie), the Long Island Lolita changed her mind and has moved into the porn industry full time. She was set to make a return to Povich's show today to talk about her deal to make eight movies in the coming months. Why the change of heart? "People liked what they saw, and she needed to make a living," said one source to the New York Post. Apparently Fisher also tells Povich on the pre-taped show that she and onetime lover Joey Buttafuoco still keep in touch. [New York Post]

3. I Snooki, therefore I am. "Jersey Shore" continues to ooze past the confines of MTV and into mainstream culture. Not only is Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino still holding on to his "Dancing With the Stars" berth, but Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi announced plans to publish her first book next year. Tentatively titled "A Shore Thing," the book will "revolve around a girl looking for love on the boardwalk (one full of big hair, dark tans, and fights galore)," according to a statement released to Us Weekly. No mention about whether alcohol poisoning will figure in the plot. [Us]

By Liz Kelly  | September 29, 2010; 1:16 PM ET
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Comments

"No mention about whether alcohol poisoning will figure in the plot."

It figures, in the "it was written in the throes of..." sense.

Posted by: byoolin1 | September 29, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Madge: Yeeeeach!

Posted by: kabuki3 | September 29, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Madonna's unretouched face isn't nearly as scary as those arms are.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | September 29, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Re Snooki's threatened romance novel: At least she's following the dictum of writing what she knows about rather than trying to write, say, an update to the Preppy Handbook.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | September 29, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

I Snooki, therefore I am.

or to translate into Latin

Caca, ergo sum

Posted by: elias_howe | September 29, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Rewrite (for better English):

Re Snooki's threatened romance novel: At least she's following the dictum of writing what she knows about rather than updating the Preppy Handbook.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | September 29, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Upon seeing the 1st photo, I found myself humming "Whooooo's/that/man...tell me/whoooo's/that/maa-a-han"

Posted by: Californian11 | September 29, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

It would help if the two photos were a little more similar in terms of the dress, the background props, the angle at which it was shot... But yikes, those are some scary forearms!

Posted by: northgs | September 29, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

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