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Tila Tequila's publicist steps down

Tilatequila Tila Tequila's publicist is waving the white flag.

"This is to inform you that I am no longer representing Tila Tequila as her publicist," Jessica Cohen of JC PR said today in a statement.

"Some matters need to remain private and away from media attention and due to recent events, I realized that we need to part ways while she deals with the loss of her fiancée. I will forward any remaining inquiries to her until the new publicist takes over."

Tila's public behavior since the death of her fiancee, heiress Casey Johnson, has raised eyebrows coast to coast: A 911-inducing disagreement with Nicky Hilton and Bijou Phillips over Casey's dogs, ranting about the Johnson family not allowing her to attend Casey's funeral, an ongoing Twitter smackdown with Jasmine Lennard.

And add to that Tila's expletive-peppered announcement that she's starting a new record label, with rather interesting selling points:

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Heiress Casey Johnson dead at 30 [Updated]

Casey johnson Johnson & Johnson heiress Casey Johnson, in the spotlight recently for a custody battle, grand theft charges and a flashy engagement to reality TV diva Tila Tequila, was found dead Monday morning in her Los Angeles home, OK! Magazine has confirmed.

[Updated at 8:54 a.m., Jan. 5, 2010: Though there were no signs of foul play, the LAPD is looking into Casey's cause of death. An autopsy and toxicology tests were pending this morning, according to L.A. Now. Such tests typically take six to eight weeks to be completed and assessed.

Though "a natural death" had been cited in preliminary reports Monday, the police said they had no cause of death, and that they didn't know how long she'd been dead before her body was discovered.

Paris Hilton, a childhood friend of Casey's, expressed her sadness via Twitter late Monday and early Tuesday.

Updated at 9:40 a.m., Jan. 5, 2010: Casey, a diabetic, may have been dead for several days before her body was found.]

News of Johnson's death began circulating online around 5 p.m. PST, after TMZ reported that the wayward socialite's body had been found. Access Hollywood reported that the family had issued a statement asking for privacy. 

Johnson, the daughter of New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, had recently been trying to regain custody of her daughter, Ava. She'd also  been arrested on Nov. 30, 2009, and then charged with two felonies; she was accused of taking about $22,000 worth of items -- including underwear and jewelry -- from the Hollywood home of Jasmine Lennard, a model and also a reality TV personality who was on Britain's "Make Me a Supermodel." 

Her parents had recently cut off her trust fund, according to the New York Daily News, after she refused to get help for drug abuse.

Tequila, who had not mentioned her "wifey" Casey on Twitter for a few days -- this was unusual, if you follow such things -- posted a couple of comments on the microblogging site shortly after reports of Casey's death began circulating.

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Tila Tequila is pregnant or married or something?

Tilaring Formerly bisexual and newly lesbian drama queen Tila Tequila announced Sunday night on Twitter -- hey, it's cheaper than using Crane's stationery and stamps -- that she's pregnant with her brother's baby. And going to be a surrogate mom. And it's a Christmas gift. 

We're not sure in what order.

Whether she's actually pregnant, or just planning to become pregnant, is unclear. Tila has, after all, declared pregnancy -- or not -- in the past. (We do, however, have good reason to believe that non-lesbian Rachel Uchitel is not even close to pregnant, so, whew-what-a-relief on that one.)

But Tila's pregnancy sounds sort of like when she was suddenly "married"  about 14 minutes into a UStream video announcing her engagement to heiress Casey Johnson (the "wifey" who coincidentally is trying to regain custody of her daughter her daughter, Ava, from her mother).

Details, shmetails -- what do they matter if you're simultaneously delivering a perfectly executed accidental nipple slip, right?

Guess it also wouldn't matter if ...

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Tila Tequila engaged to heiress Casey Johnson, she says

Caseytila Has someone finally taken Tila Tequila off the shelf?

That seems to be the word today, straight from the Internet star's mouth, when she indicated in a Ustream video early this morning that Johnson & Johnson heiress Casey Johnson had proposed marriage.

"I love you guys so much, we are giving you the exclusive first. ... Tonight, my girlfriend asked me to marry her!" she said in the clip, flashing what she said was a 17-carat diamond engagement ring. And Tila being Tila, she flashed a bit more as the announcement went on.

More on that later.

Tequila and Johnson had smooched and stumbled down the red carpet Tuesday night at the 10th- anniversary party for Famous Stars and Straps, drummer Travis Barker's clothing line.

Snoop Dogg was also celebrating with the crowd at the Vanguard Club in Hollywood, marking the release of his 10th studio album.

Party-goers -- among them Kevin Connolly, Ryan Phillippe and Kelly Osbourne -- were treated to a show (another show?), with Pharrell Williams joining Snoop and Barker for a live set.

So back to that ring ...

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PREACH IT! Why pay for cable when you can watch celebrity Twitter wars for free?

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Honestly, I have no idea why people say the Internets are poisoning our brains and wasting away our fine nation. Those people obviously have never enjoyed a decent celebrity Twitter war.

They have never watched Lindsay Lohan air every detail of her spats with Sam Ronson, or observed Ashton Kutcher publicly debone a neighbor for daring to remodel a house, or decoded WHATEVER IT IS THAT KIRSTIE ALLEY IS RAGING ABOUT IN ALL CAPS.

If there’s one beautiful thing that the new millennium has brought to Hollywood, it’s a kind of delicious communications chaos. Publicists no longer have the power they once wielded over when and how a star would say stuff, and Twitter is ground zero for that Tinseltown Ragnarok. John Mayer directly spatting with Perez Hilton over a street fight involving the Black Eyed Peas? Merry Christmas in June!

The latest example of social media bread and circuses: Kevin Smith waging a siege worthy of Caesar against religious zealot Megan Phelps-Roper, granddaughter of the Rev. Fred Phelps. Smith’s allies: comedic actors Rainn Wilson and Michael Ian Black, who also tweeted against the anti-gay bigot.

It all went down this week, and make no mistake: It was 14 flavors of righteous...

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Tila Tequila naked? And this is news because ... ?

TilaTila Tequila, never known for her shyness or sobriety or an excess of clothing, had a naked, ranting meltdown Wednesday night on her UStream channel, and today the video has been taken down. And Tila's lawyer told TMZ.com today that he's trying to get help for the star of MTV's "A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila." 

Tequila, whose real name is Tila Nguyen, had filed a lawsuit this week against former boyfriend Shawne Merriman of the San Diego Chargers, seeking $1.5 million in damages for alleged domestic abuse in a September incident.

The legions of folks who follow Tila (we feel silly calling her "Tequila") on Twitter and elsewhere online are almost used to this sort of thing. Believe us, we'd love to link you to lots more than we're doing, but dang, that girl has a mouth on her.

It's all fun and games and naked people -- until the lawyers show up. 

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Tila Tequila is the star of "A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila," which is sort of a bisexual-themed version of "The Bachelor" in which everyone pays a lot of attention to -- you guessed it -- Tila Tequila. Credit: MTV.

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Miley Cyrus, a poll and that pole -- a little perspective please?

Miley I'm not sure I can live in a world that considers Miley Cyrus evil incarnate. Just not sure.

But I guess it's time to get over that, because according to a new AOL poll, Miley Cyrus is indeed this year's worst celebrity influence in the world.

I'm just going to let that hang there for a minute, so y'all can process it.

Hannah Montana = Worst Celebrity Alive?

Only the fact that it was a nonscientific online poll, and the fact that nonscientific online polls are generally full of it, keeps me from immediately jumping off the tallest file cabinet in the newsroom.

For the record: Not every pole is a stripper pole.

That said -- let's set the record straight. With, of course, the following nonscientific online poll ...

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