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Alex Pettyfer's home catches fire on day of 'Beastly' premiere

Alex Pettyfer at 'Beastly' premiere after small house fire You could say that Alex Pettyfer had to put out a fire before arriving late to the premiere of his newest film, "Beastly," a modern-day telling of "Beauty and the Beast" that costars Vanessa Hudgens and Neil Patrick Harris.

A small fire broke out at the actor's home shortly before he was scheduled to arrive at the Grove in Los Angeles for the film's Thursday premiere. But the British actor said it was that pesky L.A. traffic that made him late.

Fire officials responded to a fire in the 1300 block of North Beverly Drive near Beverly Hills at 5:41 p.m. Flames were emanating from a detached garage and firefighters from four fire companies were able to put them out by 6:05 p.m., Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Greg Acevedo said.

There were no injuries reported and no damage figure was given. Fire officials are still investigating the cause, he said.

Acevedo couldn't confirm that it was Pettyfer's home; however, it was widely reported that the 20-year-old lived there.

"There was a small electrical fire in the garage of Alex Pettyfer's house last night," his rep told People in a statement. "It was immediately contained. There was no significant damage, and Alex, though slightly delayed, was at his premiere last night."

"There was a little last-minute emergency with Alex Pettyfer. Everything is fine, but Alex had a little fire hence the late start but ... he's fine and he's here," the film's director, Daniel Barnz, said when he introduced the film at the screening. But sources said Pettyfer bailed on the party at nearby Whisper Lounge after the screening.

Pettyfer had shared the home with "Glee" star Dianna Agron while they were dating and were rumored to be engaged (they weren't). But the couple called it quits earlier this month, after which it was reported -- and then debunked -- that Agron was "terrified" of her ex-roomie/"I Am Number Four" costar. So though "smoke" was rumored before this fire, there's no reason to connect them.

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 -- Nardine Saad
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Photo: Alex Pettyfer at the "Beastly" premiere at the Grove on Feb. 24, 2011. Credit: Angela Weiss / Getty Images 


HOT PHOTOS: Megan Fox's body for Emporio Armani

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While "Jennifer's Body" was certainly appealing, there's nothing like the real thing -- the highly anticipated Megan Fox Emporio Armani underwear ads have hit, and the Ministry of Gossip has the shots in all their glory.

Replacing Victoria Beckham as the front-runner to the intimates line, Fox looks soft in black and white but still very sexy. Shot by photog team Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott in Los Angeles, the "Transformers" actress dons two sets of underwear as well as a soaking wet men's shirt and denim from the Armani Jeans collection. 

"Megan is young and sexy and has a lot of spirit," Emporio designer Giorgio Armani said in a statement.

Billboards featuring Fox will roll out globally in cities like New York, L.A., London, Milan, Rome, Paris and Tokyo.

Check out more shots after the jump!

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Megan Fox lays it all out for Emporio Armani Women's Underwear. Credit: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for Armani.

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Party boy Levi Johnston is loving life in Hollywood

Levigw Perhaps Levi Johnston refused to show his full monty in Playgirl because he's saving it for the big screen?

One would think he's campaigning hard for a spot in Hollywood, the way he's been making the social rounds.

Johnston hit up two talent-packed bashes in Los Angeles on Thursday night -- starting with US Magazine's annual Hot 100 event, where two security guards (Two? Really?) ushered him around amid the likes of Adam Lambert, Audrina Patridge, Leona Lewis and Whitney Port.

From there, Sarah Palin's almost-son-in-law swung by Chateau Marmont for GQ's Men of the Year party, where Editor in Chief Jim Moore welcomed the centerfold alongside A-list guests including Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Tom Ford, Kobe Bryant, January Jones, Lindsay Lohan and Seth MacFarlane, many sipping Grey Goose and schmoozing.

From Iditarod tailgating to rubbing elbows with Dirty Harry? We'd save our goodies for on-screen stardom as well.

Click on for more photos of stylish stars at GQ's Men of the Year!

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Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom: Stop us if this sounds familiar ...

Khloe.jpgFirst, she got a wedding ring, then he got a championship ring -- and now there are tattoos involved?

Reality TV diva Khloe Kardashian and L.A. Lakers forward Lamar Odom are certainly knocking down those milestones. The fact that he just put his Manhattan Beach bachelor pad/Lakers frat house on the market for around $2.4 million seems almost anticlimactic.

Check out the tattoo pics on Khloe's blog -- where we learned that the decision was spontaneous, she says: "When we were at dinner [Saturday night], I just knew I wanted a tattoo for Lamar in the web of my hand, and then once we got to the shop we decided on getting each other's initials."

For those keeping score: Khloe is the sister who just got married. Kourtney Kardashian is the sister who's going to have a baby. And Kim Kardashian is the one who wants to be married and have a baby and really, really soon, please.

And, yes, sports fans, especially the few who haven't watched the "E! True Hollywood Story," Olympic medalist Bruce Jenner joined this bunch of his own free will. Perhaps he can give fellow jock Lamar Odom a few tips on keeping up with the Kardashians?

Oh, yeah -- did we mention that Kim's off-again, on-again beau is New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush

I'm seeing trends. Lots of trends.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom at the "Whiteout" film premiere in Westwood on Sept. 9. We like to imagine someone with a thought bubble that reads, "What did I get myself into?" But we're silly that way. Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press

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