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Jensations: Tuesday, January 12

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Updated 7:00 AM CDT, Tue, Jan 12, 2010

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Say it isn't so Simon!!! As if parting with Paula wasn't rough enough, the sassy man who sat at her left, Simon Cowell says he's out on "American Idol" after this season. The British media man will launch an American version of "The X-Factor" on Fox in 2011. The ninth season of "American Idol" starts tonight at 7:00pm.

"Tonight Show" host Conan O'Brien remains quiet about his plans once Jay Leno takes over his time slot. NBC wants to bump O'Brien back a half hour, placing Leno right after local news. Sources say Conan's not crazy about the idea and could be shopping around for another network, according to the New York Post.

The taping of  "Spider-Man 4" comes to a screeching halt after star Tobey Maguire and director, Sam Raimi, dropped out. Raimi reportedly couldn't make the big-budget flick in time for the summer of 2011, according to Variety.

Here are a few you can file in the "shocker" folder...(the " indicate sarcasm)

MLB Slugger Mark McGwire admits he used steroids when he broke baseball's home run record in 1998.

And FOX News hires former Alaskan Governor and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin as a special correspondent.

Finally, the stars seem to be ringing in the New Year with nuptials...

Recently engaged celebs include Michael Buble and Argentinean actress Luisana Loreley Lopilato de la Torre (hopefully she doesn't decide to hyphenate her last name) and Katy Perry and Russell Brand.

The already engaged Derek Jeter will marry longtime actress girlfriend Minka Kelly, according to the New York  Post.

And despite infidelity rumors, Josh Duhamel and Fergie say they renewed their wedding vows last week and plan to do the same thing every year.

First Published: Jan 12, 2010 6:15 AM CDT

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