Prince Harry is the world's most eligible bachelor in 2013, according to Town & Country magazine.

The prince, 28, beat out 39 famous faces -- including George Clooney and Taylor Swift's summer romance, Conor Kennedy -- to be named Town & Country's most eligible bachelor.

Conor Kennedy? Really? Isn't he, like, 12?

Despite his bouts of scandalous behavior, the magazine chalks Harry's No. 1 status up to his roguish charm. Or something.

"He's the wild-card royal, the naughty one, the one who goes out with rah women, hangs out with a fast crowd, downs too many drinks, and goes home at the wrong moment. That's why we all like him best," Town & Country says. "Harry might not possess a towering intellect -- he was a lackadaisical student at Eton, and he skipped university to go to Sandhurst, the English equivalent of West Point -- but he is cooler and more appealing than his older brother, sweet as William undoubtedly is."

Don't forget having naked pictures on the Internet. He does that too.

Harry is in good company on the list, which also includes fellow royals Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark and Prince Amedeo of Belgium.

KATHERINE WEBB GETS ANOTHER JOB: Katherine Webb's great month continues.

The former Miss Alabama, who became an overnight celebrity last week when college football announcer Brent Musburger ogled her on national television during the NCAA championship football game, will serve as a correspondent for "Inside Edition" leading up to next month's Super Bowl in New Orleans.

Brent Musburger is already programming his DVR.


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The girlfriend of Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron, Webb became a star when ESPN's cameras lingered on her during the Alabama's rout of Notre Dame on Jan. 7. She has since become an Internet sensation and landed a gig posing for Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue.

Webb calls the job ''an honor and a dream come true.'' She says she'll "give fans an insider's look at what goes on as the teams prepare to battle and as the fans get ready to cheer on their favorites."

CBS said Wednesday she'll start work Jan. 28.

ROBERT PATTINSON MAY BE OVER KRISTEN STEWART: Robert Pattinson may have dumped Kristen Stewart.

Well ... yeah. Their movie isn't in theaters anymore.

Apologies for being cynical about true vampire love. The "Twilight" actors supposedly rekindled their romance after they broke up last summer, which followed the revelation that Stewart cheated with her "Snow White and the Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders.

British publication the Sun reported Wednesday that Pattinson couldn't quite get over the incident. The actor allegedly broke up with Stewart last weekend, following a tense holiday period together.

I knew it was a bad idea for them to invite Rupert Sanders over on Christmas Eve.

The last time the couple was spotted in public together was on Nov. 27, when they were seen catching a flight out of New York's JFK Airport together. Pattinson went solo on the red carpet at the Golden Globes on Sunday, with Stewart nowhere to be seen.

However, Us Weekly said Stewart showed up later that night at a Soho House after party, where she ran over to greet her beloved.

Was there biting involved?

"They hung out and stayed close for over an hour," a source told the website, adding the stars then left with a group of friends.

You can depend on us to provide no fewer than seven stories a day from now until this mess gets cleared up.

LINDSAY LOHAN'S DAD SAYS SHE'S AN ESCORT: Lindsay Lohan's father says she's working as an escort.

There goes this year's Father's Day present.

RadarOnline quoted Michael Lohan as saying Lindsay is desperate for money, and keeps herself in the lifestyle to which she's accustomed by working as a professional escort.

"She is getting paid to date rich men," Michael Lohan told the website, adding that his ex-wife Dina Lohan is pimping out their daughter.

This guy doesn't just burn bridges. He nukes them.

Lohan, of course, has a rocky history with her father, with whom she is often not on speaking terms and whom she has accused of lying and repeatedly talking to the press for his own gain.

Michael and Dina Lohan are divorced, and she recently claimed that he sexually assaulted her years ago.

Sources close to the Lindsay, though, have corroborated Michael Lohan's allegations.

"The dates last for days, and the guys pay for everything -- hotel, travel costs, food, whatever -- as well as jewelry and other gifts," a source revealed, adding that one of Lohan's most high-profile clients is third in line to the throne in Brunei, and paid the actress $100,000 to join him in London on New Year's Eve.

Well, maybe she was in town anyway ...

Radar reports that no one is claiming Lohan is having sex for money -- which is illegal or something -- but she's allegedly being paid to act as "arm candy" for wealthy men.

They can't be that wealthy. Or they're simply not shopping at the right candy store.

This isn't the first time Lohan has been tied to escorting. In 2010, Lohan reportedly lost out on $150,000 from billionaire Richard Lugner, who brings a celebrity escort each year to the Vienna Opera Ball. Lugner has brought the likes of Sophia Loren, Carmen Electra and Dita von Tease. When Lugner sought out Lohan for the 2010 event, she reportedly was hesitant, and requested that the ball's date be changed. After Lohan and her managers made more demands, she reportedly lost the gig, according to the New York Post.

ELTON JOHN HAS SECOND CHILD: Elton John and David Furnish have a second child.

I suppose they're going to want Jessica Simpson-like deals with a weight loss company to shed the baby weight.

The couple said they are "overwhelmed with happiness" at the birth of Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John.

John's spokeswoman Fran Curtis confirmed an announcement on the singer's website that the baby was born Friday in Los Angeles. The infant, born to a surrogate mother, weighs 8 pounds, 4 ounces (3.7 kilograms), according to the Huffington Post.

John, who is 65, and 50-year-old Furnish wed in a British civil partnership in 2005 and are parents to 2-year-old Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, born in California in December 2010, also through a surrogate mother.

John told the Guardian newspaper last year that he hoped to have a sibling for Zachary because "it's difficult to be an only child, and to be an only child of someone famous."

It would be tough to be the child of David Furnish.

John and Furnish told Hello! magazine Wednesday that "the birth of our second son completes our family in a most precious and perfect way."

RIVER PHOENIX'S LAST FILM ON THE WAY: River Phoenix's last film is coming to America.

"Dark Blood" will have its North American premiere at the Miami International Film Festival in March, according to E! News. It screened for the first time at the Netherlands Film Festival last September.

Directed by George Sluizer, the movie stars Phoenix as a young widower and drifter named Boy who lives as a hermit on a nuclear testing site. He comes to the aid of a couple (Jonathan Pryce and Judy Davis) whose car breaks down in the desert and eventually takes them as his prisoners.

Hermits who live on nuclear testing sites are notorious for that sort of thing.

"Dark Blood" was 80 percent complete when Phoenix passed away in October 1993, and the uncompleted film disappeared into a vault. In 1999, Sluizer heard the footage was going to be burned to make space, and with less than 48 hours' notice he saved the film and brought it to the Netherlands. The footage then sat for more than 10 years until last year when Sluizer set about finishing the film.

"Dark Blood is a film of legend, one of Hollywood's great mysteries," said Miami International Film Festival director Jaie Laplante in a statement. "The tragic loss of River Phoenix's outstanding talent is still profoundly felt 20 years later. We are proud that George Sluizer has honored Miami as the place to finally share his remarkable collaboration with Phoenix and the other great artists involved with Dark Blood."

Contact Tony Hicks at thicks@bayareanewsgroup.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BayAreaNewsGroup.TonyHicks.

JANUARY 17 IN HISTORY

Thursday is Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2013. There are 348 days left in the year.

1562: French Protestants were recognized under the Edict of St. Germain.

1893: Hawaii's monarchy was overthrown as a group of businessmen and sugar planters forced Queen Lili'uokalani to abdicate.

1917: the United States paid Denmark $25 million for the Virgin Islands.

1929: The cartoon character Popeye the Sailor made his debut in the "Thimble Theatre" comic strip.

1945: Soviet and Polish forces liberated Warsaw during World War II; Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews, disappeared in Hungary while in Soviet custody.

1950: The Great Brink's Robbery took place as seven masked men held up a Brink's garage in Boston, stealing $1.2 million in cash and $1.5 million in checks and money orders. (Although the entire gang was caught, only part of the loot was recovered.)

1961: President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered his farewell address in which he warned against "the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex."

1963: Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, appearing as amicus curiae (friend of the court) before the U.S. Supreme Court, told the justices in Gray v. Sanders that Georgia's county unit voting system in Democratic primaries discriminated against urban voters. (The court later struck down the county unit system, citing the concept of "one person, one vote.")

1977: Convicted murderer Gary Gilmore, 36, was shot by a firing squad at Utah State Prison in the first U.S. execution in a decade.

1989: Five children were shot to death at the Cleveland Elementary School in Stockton, Calif., by a drifter, Patrick Purdy, who then killed himself.

1994: A 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck Southern California, killing at least 72 people.

1995: More than 6,000 people were killed when an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 devastated the city of Kobe (koh-bay), Japan.

2003: On the 12th anniversary of the Gulf War, a defiant Saddam Hussein called on his people to rise up and defend the nation against a new U.S.-led attack. Tom Ridge sailed through Senate confirmation hearings on his way to becoming the nation's first Homeland Security Department chief. Actor Richard Crenna died in Los Angeles at age 76. Gertrude Janeway, the last known widow of a Union veteran from the Civil War, died in Blaine, Tenn., at age 93 (she had married John Janeway in 1927 when he was 81 and she was barely 18).

2008: Bobby Fischer, the chess grandmaster who became a Cold War icon when he dethroned the Soviet Union's Boris Spassky as world champion in 1972, died in Reykjavik, Iceland, at age 64.

2012: Italian officials released a recording of a furious Coast Guard officer, Capt. Gregorio De Falco, demanding that Capt. Francesco Schettino, commander of the grounded Costa Concordia, re-board the ship to direct its evacuation after the vessel rammed into a reef on Jan. 13. (Schettino resists the order, making excuses that it's dark and that the ship is listing.) Johnny Otis, the "godfather of rhythm and blues" who wrote and recorded the R&B classic "Willie and the Hand Jive," died in Los Angeles at age 90.

BIRTHDAYS

Actress Betty White (91), actor James Earl Jones (82), talk show host Maury Povich (74), boxing great Muhammad Ali (71), rock musician Mick Taylor (65), singer Steve Earle (58), singer Paul Young (57), actor-comedian Steve Harvey (56), singer Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) (54), actor-comedian Jim Carrey (51), First Lady Michelle Obama (49), rapper Kid Rock (42), actress Zooey Deschanel (33).

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