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updated 09/08/2008 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/08/2008 01:00AM

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Joe Jonas & Taylor Swift
COUPLE ALERT!

Sorry, lovelorn fans, Joe Jonas is off the market. A source confirms to Scoop that they are indeed a couple, and it's been the perfect summer romance. One of the earliest Taylor Swift sightings was her appearance onstage at the Jonas Brothers' Anaheim, Calif., concert on July 14. Then, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Swift, 18, danced to the trio's set at an Aug. 20 Atlanta gig, while just three nights earlier, Jonas, 19, caught her show in West Palm Beach, Fla. In recent weeks the pair snacked on ice cream near Swift's home in Hendersonville, Tenn., and hung out after her July 20 show in Cheyenne, Wyo. While the teens are sidestepping dating questions and their reps aren't commenting, Jonas fits Swift's boyfriend checklist. "You want someone who gets what you do," she says, "and gets that you're not going to be around a lot."

Rachel & Ryan
BACK ON!

Just three weeks after Rachel McAdams, 31, visited Hollywood's Green Door lounge to support ex-boyfriend Ryan Gosling, 27, while he deejayed, the couple were in Toronto engaging in steamy PDA—confirming The Notebook costars have rekindled their romance. "They couldn't keep their hands off each other," says an eyewitness, who spotted the couple having breakfast on a restaurant patio Aug. 21 (left). Earlier in the week the Canadian-born stars—who split last year—were "affectionate and cuddly" at Terroni restaurant, says a source, and reportedly walked into Grace restaurant holding hands.

ANNE HATHAWAY
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT
Newly single Anne Hathaway, 25, hit the town Aug. 19 in Los Angeles with her Devil Wears Prada costar Emily Blunt (right), 25, belting out songs at Green Door lounge's jazz night. Says a source: "She's doing just fine." As for those Brody Jenner hookup rumors, her rep tells Scoop, "She has never met him; that's a complete fabrication."

THE People POLL

Do You Want to Be Paris's Best Friend?
Paris Hilton's My New BFF debuts on MTV Sept. 30. People.com readers weigh in:
19% YES
81% NO

IT'S ANOTHER GIRL
LUCIANA & MATT
Matt Damon's wife, Luciana, 32, delivered daughter Gia Zavala Damon on Aug. 20. She joins big sisters Isabella, 2, and Alexia, 10. "I'm so outnumbered down here, it's crazy," Damon, 37, told USA Today of being the only guy in their Miami-based family.

IT'S TWIN BOYS
RICKY MARTIN
The "Livin' La Vida Loca" singer, 36, became a father to twin boys born via a gestational carrier in early August. "Ricky is elated to begin this new chapter in his life," says his rep. Martin plans to take off the rest of the year to be a full-time dad.

HOLLYWOOD'S BABY BOOM
The end of summer brought bouncing bundles of joy for these celebrity moms and dads. Plus, find out who the stork will visit next!

IT'S A BOY
GAVIN & GWEN
Gwen Stefani, 38, and Gavin Rossdale, 42, welcomed son Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale in Los Angeles on Aug. 21. He joins big brother Kingston, 2.

THEY'RE EXPECTING!

BROOKE & CHARLIE
Charlie Sheen, 43, is set to be a dad for the fourth time. A source confirms the baby is due in April.

JASON & ANGIE
A third child is on the way this winter for Angie Harmon, 36, and former NFL star Jason Sehorn, 37.

MEL C
Sporty Spice, 34, and her boyfriend, Thomas Starr, are expecting their first child this winter.

IT'S A GIRL
JASON & CEREN
My Name is Earl's Jason Lee, 38, and girlfriend Ceren Alkac had their first child, a daughter, on Aug. 10. Lee is also dad to Pilot Inspektor, 4, his son with actress Beth Riesgraf.

Shia LaBeouf
BACK TO WORK

Shia LaBeouf, 22, returned to the Los Angeles set of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen last week after being sidelined with a hand injury from his July 27 car accident. Arriving with some bandaged and bruised fingers, LaBeouf "jumped right back into things," says a source. Meanwhile, pal D.J. Caruso—who directed LaBeouf in the upcoming film Eagle Eye—tells Scoop, "Shia's doing well. His hand is looking better, and he's back to work. He just feels really blessed and fortunate."

OLYMPIC ROMANCE?

As rumors fly that Michael Phelps, 23, and Aussie gold-medal swimmer Stephanie Rice, 20 (right), kissed at a party in Beijing (reps for both remain mum), back home, sources say Nicole Johnson—a former Miss California USA runner-up—is his girl. Johnson wouldn't confirm a courtship, but tells Scoop, "we're good friends."

TARA REID'S NEW GIG

If anyone knows how to dress for a party, it's Tara Reid, 32. Her flirty style is the inspiration for Mantra—a line of bikinis, T-shirts and dresses in stores in 2009. "It's clothes with attitude," says Reid (in a Mantra bikini), who, a source says, is dating design partner Julien Jarmoune.

EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

LOOK WHO'S DANCING!

"We're making it our most challenging season," says Dancing with the Stars producer Conrad Green about the upcoming competition, which kicks off Sept. 22. This year's toe tappers include: Hannah Montana's Cody Linley, 18, the youngest contestant ever; Faith & Hope's Ted McGinley, 50; ex-NFL player Warren Sapp, 35; chef Rocco DiSpirito, 41; Olympic track medalist Maurice Greene, 34; Olympic volleyball medalist Misty May-Treanor, 31; comedian Jeffrey Ross, 42; and Brooke Burke, 36. But the contestants below—pictured with their respective partners—promise to bring the most dazzle and drama.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BRODY!

Last year, The Hills hottie Brody Jenner celebrated his birthday with an endless parade of birthday parties—and this year was no different for the reality TV star, who turned 25 on Aug. 21. Jenner kicked things off on Aug. 19 with a blow-out bash at L.A.'s Coco de Ville. His costars Lauren Conrad (on the arm of beau Kyle Howard), Whitney Port and his BFF Frankie Delgado were there to sing "Happy Birthday" and watch him blow out the candles. "He was having a great time," says a partygoer. On his actual birthday, Jenner flew to the LG Villa Cabo with Conrad, Delgado and Audrina Patridge on a plane chartered by Conrad ex Doug Reinhardt. After enjoying a Mexican feast and more cake, a source says, "They spent the rest of the night partying at the house."

SHAR & KEVIN IN VEGAS

Talk about friendly exes! With sons Preston, 2, and Jayden, 1, home with mom Britney Spears, Kevin Federline, 30, hit Las Vegas on Aug. 22 to help ex Shar Jackson ring in 32 a little early. (The big day is Aug. 31.) After spending the day at Tao Beach, the duo partied the night away at Blush nightclub. "We're always going to be friends. We have two kids together!" Jackson said. "Kevin is my boy."

FAST TAKES

• 8/23 Leighton Meester and beau Sebastian Stan toasted his birthday at a Vitamin Energy bash at East Hampton's Lily Pond. • 8/23 Salma Hayek serenaded Hollywood Domino founder Daya Fernandez with "Happy Birthday" at L.A.'s the Stork. • 8/22 A solo Owen Wilson hit up the Venetian's Tao Las Vegas nightclub, smiling and waving to fans from his skybox. • 8/15 John Krasinski and Emily Blunt flirted at L.A.'s Chateau Marmont.

VANESSA MINNILLO
The Disaster Movie star talks about spoofing High School Musical—and who said the "L" word first, her or Nick

Q&A

In Disaster Movie, you play a dancing and singing cheerleader—clearly a nod to High School Musical. Do you think the HSM cast may be offended?

The last thing I want to do is offend anybody. I think it's flattering. We're clearly spoofing things that are amazing. High School Musical is the biggest phenomenon, so of course we're going to touch on that.

Was the cheerleading choreography difficult?

The choreography was really physical. We went through a lot of work. But I was a cheerleader growing up. I still have my uniform!

Did you hit it off with your costars Carmen Electra and Kim Kardashian?

Kim and I talked about hair, makeup and boyfriends. And Carmen makes you feel like she's your best friend. Nick [Lachey] says it's because she's an Ohio girl. They went to the same high school—and he had a little crush on her.

Your character seems like a hopeless romantic.

My boyfriend and I are in love, and he just can't drop the L-word—he can't tell me he loves me. Basically the whole movie is us just trying to figure it out.

Did your offscreen beau Nick have difficulty saying the L-word?

The L-word is not thrown around by men as easily as it is by women—but I didn't say it first! He's very loving. He's very sweet. We're very open and vocal.

Why didn't you say "I love you" first?

A rule that I've always had is I'll never say it first, because then when I hear men say it, I know they didn't say it because I did!

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