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No wedding plans for Lindsay and Sam

Lindsay Lohan and Sam Ronson might be on a working holiday in London this week, but that doesn’t mean that the speculation over their relationship took any sort of break. British press reported that the pair would be traveling to Paris to pick out engagement rings and possibly to marry.

If you think this sounds like a big step considering Lohan has yet to define her relationship with Ronson, your instincts aren’t failing you.

According to her rep Leslie Sloane, any rumor of a wedding between Lohan and Ronson “is not true.”

One issue that remains a little unclear is whether Lohan said what you might think she said during an Access Hollywood interview with Maria Menounos earlier in the week. (In case you missed it, it sounds like she said Barack Obama is “our first, you know, colored president.”)

Sloane hasn’t responded to repeated requests to clarify what was said, but a spokesperson for Access said, “We believe the word in question that Ms. Lohan used was unintelligible.”

A friend of Lohan’s isn’t so sure though. “Lindsay is really upset. At least at this point she knows to distance herself from it though. It’s no coincidence she’s hanging out in London instead of New York or L.A. where she’d be asked about it constantly.”

Kanye West takes MTV to task There are many reasons to consider Kanye West to be kind of awesome. Music aside, he has one of the most insane blogs (it showcases his taste in gadgetry, women and music, and also provides him a platform for some of the best stream-of-consciousness opinion-proffering in the business). But the best reason to defend his moxie stems from his album launch in London Nov. 11, when he blasted MTV for fixing their award shows.

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West reported shouted something along the lines of, “Britney Spears over Rihanna? Are you serious? I mean f---ing Jared Leto? He’s my boy but he shouldn’t have won over some of those other artists. I won nothing last year and I’d brought out ‘Stronger.’ Then this year, just because I was there, I won best urban act. This was Lil’ Wayne’s year.”

The cynics among us wonder whether Kanye is the last person to know the show is fixed, but good for him for speaking out about the silliness. One can only hope he reigns it in a little before Grammy time — the voting members there don’t take as kindly to criticism.

Paris Hilton inexplicably lands another movie role
Paris Hilton either has the best agent ever, or she’s better in auditions than she is in films themselves, because the woman keeps getting parts.

Next up, a new film from Todd Solondz, who brought you “Happiness” (it was the opposite of happy, if you haven’t seen it). And, if you’ve heard what I’m about to say already, stay with me because it bears repeating. Hilton will be co-starring with Paul Reubens. Yes. Pee-Wee Herman. Almost makes you wish she’d keep doing commercials for John McCain.

Weekend box office
The question this weekend isn’t will “Quantum of Solace” be number one at the box office; it’s how much will “Quantum of Solace” earn at the box office? “Quantum” opened last week in numerous other countries, and is already on pace to break the $150 million mark in international ticket sales. It’s expected to make somewhere in the neighborhood of $66 million when it opens in the U.S. this weekend. And no, yours truly won’t be standing in line for tickets. In case you missed my thoughts on Bond, you can check them out here.

Courtney Hazlett delivers the Scoop Monday through Friday on msnbc.com.

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