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PEOPLE's Groovy Guide to Celebrity Deejays | Kelly Osbourne, Ryan Gosling

PEOPLE's Groovy Guide to Celebrity Deejays

Originally posted 05/27/2009 02:25PM

Watch out Samantha Ronson, there are new celebrity deejays in town!

While some already make their living in rock bands, now many more musicians and actors are stepping behind the turntables (or iPods), and moonlighting as deejays at the hottest clubs and parties. Here's everything you need to know about some of the most notable:

Ryan Gosling


Signature Sound: Favorites from the '50s, '60s, '80s, indie rock and old-fashioned rock 'n' roll – anything from the Andrew Sisters to Bruce Springsteen to Edwin Collins. Gosling occasionally takes requests but he really just plays his favorites.
The Venue: Bardot Hollywood. He has a regular slot there Thursday nights.
Special Guests: Liv Tyler, Kate Hudson and Mick Jagger have caught Gosling's set.
Time to (Break)Dance: He draws a crowd – and hooks them! Gosling has been known to rile up clubgoers by positioning a spotlight on the dance floor. He also mingles, and people even breakdance to his music – including his deejay partner and best bud Zach Shields.

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Benji Madden Looks Forward to Being an Uncle Again | Benji Madden

Benji Madden Looks Forward to Being an Uncle Again

Originally posted 03/02/2009 11:15AM

They are twins who "share everything," but Benji and Joel Madden have very different lives right now – and Benji couldn't be happier.

Two weeks after Joel and Nicole Richie announced that they're expecting baby No. 2, the "single" twin tells PEOPLE he's ready to be an uncle again, just not a dad.

Besides, he's had a while to get used to the idea – he knew about the pregnancy long before it was announced publicly. "You have to wait before you can tell people," he admits at the World Poker Tour Celebrity Invitational in California. "I found out a little bit earlier. We're twin brothers so we share everything."

Madden, who calls the pregnancy "exciting," hopes his brother has a big family. "They're the best parents I've ever seen," he says.

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Is Benji Madden Katy Perry's New Valentine? | Benji Madden, Katy Perry

Is Benji Madden Katy Perry's New Valentine?

Originally posted 02/15/2009 02:00PM

Earlier in the night she may have called it "the horror that is Valentine's Day," but Katy Perry appears to have been struck by cupid's arrow – which also seems to have hit Paris Hilton's ex, Benji Madden.

Following her Valentine's show at Hard Rock Hotel's Wasted Space, Perry, 24, and Madden, 29, headed to Lavo – where the two conspicuously cuddled throughout the night, later prompting one observer to sense "some chemistry there."

Madden, in town to deejay, even danced for Perry during several songs – and at those rare times when their hands weren't on each other's legs.
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Uncle Benji Already Has Eye on Harlow's Dating Future

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Uncle Benji Madden Already Has Eye on Harlow's Dating Future

Originally posted 01/05/2009 07:00AM

Harlow Winter Kate Madden won't be a year old until Jan. 11, but her uncle, Benji Madden, already has a warning for potential suitors.

"I'm going to be keeping a close eye on her," Madden, 29, tells PEOPLE of the daughter of twin brother Joel Madden and his girlfriend Nicole Richie, 27. "I'll leave the shotgun right by the door."

Says Madden, who rang in the new year in Las Vegas at Hard Rock Hotel's Body English, "We're lucky being twins, because Joel can be the good guy and I'll be the bad guy."

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Benji Madden Doesn't Sweat Small Stuff | Benji Madden

Benji Madden Doesn't Sweat Small Stuff

Originally posted 12/31/2008 12:45PM

When it comes to rumors, Benji Madden says the best medicine is a sense of humor. He would know, too, since the last year of his life has been profiled and scrutinized in the media largely based on a high-profile romance with Paris Hilton.

"You just kind of have to laugh about all the things that are said," he told PEOPLE. "People will call me all the time and be like 'Hey, I heard this or that.' "

To clear up the latest rumor, no, he isn't dating Britney Spears. "That one was news to me. My friend called me and asked if I was dating Britney because he read it somewhere and I was like, what?"

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Paris Is Still in Love with Benji | Benji Madden, Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton: I'm Still in Love with Benji Madden

Originally posted 11/21/2008 12:45PM

Paris Hilton and Benji Madden may have broken up, but they're still close friends, she said Friday.

"You know, I love him. He's such an amazing man and he's my best friend and he's been so great to me and so loyal," Hilton said Friday on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS F.M. radio show. "He's an incredible person. We'll always be very close. We'll see what happens in the future. I'm still in love with him."

Asked what happened, Hilton cited busy work schedules and lots of travel as the reason behind their split.

"We're both working so much," she told Seacrest. "There are all these reports saying that I dumped Benji. That's not true. This was a decision we made together as two adults."

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POLL: You Surprised by Paris & Benji's Split? | Benji Madden, Paris Hilton

POLL: You Surprised by Paris & Benji's Split?

Originally posted 11/20/2008 12:35PM

After nine months together – practically a lifetime in Hollywood – Paris Hilton and Benji Madden have parted ways.

"She is saddened by the breakup but they're just too different and they wanted different things in life," says a source close to Hilton.

Still no word from the former couple on what went wrong, but they'll undoubtedly bounce back in true star form. What's your reaction to the breakup?

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Paris and Benji Split Up | Benji Madden, Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton and Benji Madden Split Up

Originally posted 11/19/2008 05:05PM

Paris Hilton and Benji Madden's romance is over.

The pair split a few days ago after more than nine months of dating, a source close to Hilton tells PEOPLE.

"She is saddened by the breakup but they're just too different and they wanted different things in life," says a source close to Hilton. "He was loyal and sweet but it was time to take a break."

Reps for both Hilton and Madden could not be reached for comment.

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Benji Madden: 'Paris and I Are Very Happy' | Benji Madden, Paris Hilton

Couples

Benji Madden: 'Paris and I Are Very Happy'

Originally posted 10/24/2008 04:40PM

Benji Madden and Paris Hilton's relationship is intact and better than ever, the Good Charlotte guitarist tells PEOPLE.

Reports that he cheated on his girlfriend of nine months are "definitely not true," Madden, 29, tells PEOPLE. "It's very frustrating when you finally find yourself in a good relationship and people attack it. I wear my feelings on my sleeve. I'm very open about how in love I am – Paris and I are very happy."

Madden, whose band will release its next album, The Greatest Remixes, on Nov. 25, says one of his and Hilton's relationship rules was inspired by Johnny Cash and his longtime love, wife June Carter Cash.

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Paris: I Want Kids – 'Soon!' | Benji Madden, Paris Hilton

Paris: I Want Kids – 'Soon!'

Originally posted 10/06/2008 08:10AM

Even while sipping Grey Goose out at a club, Paris Hilton has babies on the brain.

"I definitely want three or four [children]," she told PEOPLE in Las Vegas Saturday night, while partying at Pure Nightclub for her sister's birthday.

As for a timeline? "Soon," she said. "Maybe a year or two."

In the meantime, she's just enjoying domestic life with beau Benji Madden. "We just had our 7 month anniversary," she gushed. "We are just so happy."

Add sister Nicky – who just turned 25 – to the "so happy" list.

The entrepreneur said she's "content" with longtime boyfriend David Katzenberg. Still, "there are no wedding plans," she added. "There are lots and lots of rumors but I will put them to rest."

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