January 4th, 2008

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HOLY SHIT! BRITNEY SPEARS REFUSING TO HAND OVER CHILDREN AS AUTHORITIES DESCEND ON HER HOME!

More Cops, Ambulance Now At Spears' House



Holy Kramer vs. Kramer!

TMZ is at Britney's house in Beverly Hills as several more police cars, fire trucks, an ambulance and a police chopper have now all descended on the popwreck's humble abode. Don't let 'em git me!!

We've learned Spears has refused to turn her two sons back over to their daddy tonight, as ordered by the court. LAPD tells us they've been called to the home to deal with the family custody dispute.

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I'LL UPDATE THIS ENTRY AS TMZ (OR ANYONE ELSE) UPDATES THEIR SITE. IF ANYONE HAS NEW INFORMATION, PLEASE POST IT AND A LINK TO IT IN THE COMMENTS. TY!

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Update One: X17online.com is reporting that not one, but THREE LAPD helicopters are currently circling over Brit's house, searching the grounds with spotlights! (ty bob80)

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Courtesy of gut_me_out, this picture may be very similar to what is going on inside Brit's house this very second:



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Update Two: TMZ is reporting that K-Fed's lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, was at Brit's house earlier but has since left. They also just updated their site and are saying that "Another ambulance, more fire trucks and several additional police cars have just rolled up to Britney's house. One person on the ground described the situation to us as 'scary.'"

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Update Three: MyFOX Los Angeles has a live video feed of Britney's house available for viewing on their web site. Here is the first picture (via a screen cap by me) of the scene:



CLICK HERE to view the live feed!

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Update Four: THERE ARE UNCONFIRMED REPORTS THAT BRITNEY HAS BEEN RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL IN AN AMBULANCE. I AM WORKING TO CONFIRM THIS AND PROVIDE A SOURCE. IF ANYONE FINDS ONE BEFORE ME, PLEASE COMMENT OR IM ME ON AIM (mcherette2). THANK YOU.

AND OMG PEOPLE, I DON'T HAVE A GOOD FEELING ABOUT THIS :(


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Update Five: Page Six has confirmed that someone was rushed to the hospital. They say: "Paramedics just showed up at Britney's house. Paramedics just rolled gurney into Spears house. Sources are now revealing to PageSix.com that 'someone is being transferred to the hospital for a mental evaluation.'"

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Update Six: I JUST TOOK THIS SCREEN CAP FROM THE LIVE FEED --



I SCREEN CAPPED THESE FROM THE LIVE FEED JUST MOMENTS AGO:





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THE AMBULANCE THAT IS PRESUMABLY TRANSPORTING BRITNEY SPEARS JUST LEFT HER HOUSE. HERE ARE SOME SCREEN CAPS I JUST TOOK. ALSO, ONTD HAS NO PROBLEM AT ALL WITH ANOTHER BLOG/MEDIA OUTLET/ETC. USING THESE SCREEN CAPS, BUT PLEASE JUST SAY THAT YOU GOT THEM FROM US:







FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE ADDED TO A NEW POST. CLICK HERE (OR LOOK UP) TO VISIT IT.

~HOSTAGE BRITUATION '08~
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HOSTAGE BRITUATION '08, PART TWO

Further Updates on Developing Britney Spears Story (with 5,000 More Comments Available to Post)



Hey, everyone. The other mods and I decided that we should make a "Part Two" post on the drama going on at Britney's house, etc. because the other post is nearing 5,000 comments. So, here it is!

CLICK HERE to view the other post (or just look a few entries down). Also, please note that all new updates will be posted here. To start...

Here is video from Hollywood.TV of the scene outside Brit's house. Also, there are reports that a child may have been taken away in one of the two ambulances; additionally, TMZ reports that when the police arrived at her home, it was apparent that Britney was under the influence of some substance. They also report that Sean Preston and Jayden James are back with K-Fed.


UPDATE -- OK! Magazine reports the following:

Britney arrived at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at approximately 12:30am PT. Her pal Sam Lutfi attempted to enter, but was not allowed to see her. K-Fed's attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan is also on hand, telling OK!, "I actually don't know what is going on."

-At 11:45pm, Britney was taken out of her gated community in an ambulance! Escorted by 13 police cars with sirens blaring and full police lights on, the troubled star is being taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for observation.

"We are concerned about her mental state and believe she may be under the influence," an LAPD officer reveals to OK!.

-OK! has learned that only younger son Jayden James was with Britney during the standoff. Witnesses confirm that Sean Preston was taken away by Kevin's security team earlier in the evening.

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UPDATE: HERE IS A PICTURE OF BRITNEY ON THE GURNEY, PRESUMABLY ARRIVING AT CEDARS-SINAI (OR BEING LOADED ONTO THE AMBULANCE AT HER HOUSE, IT'S NOT CLEAR YET).



THIS NIGHT/EVENT SHALL NOW BE KNOWN AS "HOSTAGE BRITUATION '08." THANKS TO hello_lamppost FOR COMING UP WITH THE NAME!

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TMZ reports that "as [Britney] was brought out of the ambulance [at the hospital], she flipped off the waiting paparazzi."  LMAO!

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TMZ just posted this picture of Britney being wheeled into the ambulance:



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Usmagazine.com reports the following:

"UPDATE, 4:10: Jamie Spears, Britney's father, has arrived at Cedars Sinai."

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JAYDEN WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL, TOO!

TMZ just updated with the following report:

"Two ambulances left Britney's house bound for Cedars-Sinai and TMZ has learned one was transporting Britney, the other had two-year-old Jayden James in it!

As to why Britney's youngest was taken in the ambulance, we're still working on that."
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PART THREE OF HOSTAGE BRITUATION '08

ADDITIONAL DISCUSSION AND UPDATES (IF NEEDED) RELATED TO HOSTAGE BRITUATION '08
  
MAKE SOME COFFEE AND MICROWAVE SOME POPCORN...





Thank you, cobrasnaps, for the amazing graphics!

CLICK HERE for Part One of tonight's events, and

CLICK HERE for Part Two.

First up, video of Britney arriving via ambulance at Cedars-Sinai Hospital -- and the chaos that ensued (courtesy of www.hollywood.tv):



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Although this is mainly a discussion post for all of the craziness that we have witnessed tonight, major updates will be edited into the post as needed (and per my availability, as I have to go to work in like three hours and might sleep for a bit before). If something MAJOR happens (like Britney dying or whatever), and the post hasn't been updated, then someone please make a new post. And definitely feel free to add your own updates (and discuss them) in the comments of this post, as that's kind of the main point of it, anyway. Thanks!


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TMZ has a new, crazy ass picture of Britney (on the left):



Thoughts?

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UPDATE -- BRIT TO BE CHARGED WITH CRIME(S)?

OK! Magazine has new details on the plans for Britney's hospital stay and what will happen afterwards. They report:

"For now, sources are telling OK! that the plan is to keep Britney under guarded observation for 24 hours and then book her for as-yet unnamed offensives."

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UPDATE -- According to Fox News (on TV),
Brit was declared a 5150 - a danger to herself or others - and was thus allowed to be taken against her will.

DOES ANYONE HAVE A LINK (OR, BETTER YET, AN EMBED CODE) FOR THE VIDEO OF HER FLIPPING OUT ON THE PARAMEDICS AS THEY WHEEL HER OUT OF THE HOUSE? I KNOW IT'S ON TV, BUT I HAVEN'T FOUND IT ONLINE YET...

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Haven't been able to find a link to a good, clear version of the video of Britney flipping out yet, but here are two that show some of it:

CLICK HERE for video from TMZ that has footage from both CNN and Fox News.

CLICK HERE for video from CNN.

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OK, BEFORE I GO I HAVE TO ADD THESE PICS. THANK YOU TO eventhebest FOR FINDING THEM:





WOW.

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Update -- Here's a picture of Jayden at the hospital (thanks to
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ALSO, IT IS BEING REPORTED THAT JAYDEN WAS RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL AROUND 4:00 AM PST TO KEVIN FEDERLINE.

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Update:

K-Fed's Lawyer Headed To Court

TMZ has learned K-Fed's lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, will scurry to court this morning at 8:30 AM and ask the Commissioner to strip Brit of her visitation rights -- at least for now. We're told there may not be much of an argument and it's almost certain the Commish will see Kaplan's point. Attorney Tara Scott from the law firm of Trope and Trope will represent Brit -- awkward, since the firm has asked to withdraw as counsel.

As we reported, Britney is at Cedars-Sinai on a "5150 hold," meaning there's evidence she's a danger to herself or others -- others as in her kids.

Here's what's interesting. We've been reporting for several months now that Britney doesn't have a drug or alcohol problem -- that her instability is mental, not chemical. Well placed sources tell us what happened last night is not rooted in drugs, and that of late, her mental state has deteriorated to the point that what happened at her home was not unexpected.
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EW interviews Matthew Fox about Lost S4


Seven and a half months later, we're still picking brain matter off the wall. There we were, innocently watching Lost's season 3 finale on May 23, trying to figure out the direction of the flashback sequence in which Dr. Jack Shephard (Matthew Fox) had become an oxycodone addict/Grizzly Adams look-alike, when suddenly...WTF?! This is a flash-forward?! He and Kate (Evangeline Lilly) are both off the island?! Wait...now he wants to go back? This stunning episode — in which Jack led the castaways to near rescue (or not, depending on those freighter folks), and Dominic Monaghan's Charlie embraced his watery fate — represented a return to glory for ABC's acclaimed island drama, which had left critics and fans disgruntled earlier in the season. It also marked another potent acting performance by Fox, 41, who's served as a Lost leader, on screen and off, ever since Flight 815 crashed in 2004. ''I felt, and heard many other cast members say, that the show had hit a new plateau — and that Matthew in particular had gone there with it,'' says Michael Emerson, who plays Jack's eerie nemesis, Ben.
During a strike-created break from shooting season 4 — eight episodes were completed before the shutdown — we caught up with Fox (who also stars in next month's political thriller Vantage Point) near his Manhattan Beach, Calif., home. He looked back at the finale as well as the producers' decision to end Lost for good after 48 more episodes, and even offered us a peek into the future before the series returns on Jan. 31 (now on Thursdays at 9 p.m. — set those DVRs!). ''I think the show's going to be better in its last three seasons than it was in the first three,'' he notes, adding, ''There's going to be some huge mind-blowing s---.'' You heard the man: Helmets on. (And for more clues about how Lost will play out from here, don't miss EW.com's video interview with Matthew Fox, including behind-the-scenes footage from his on-the-beach photo shoot for Entertainment Weekly.)

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What was your first reaction to the big twist in the season finale?
MATTHEW FOX: Something like ''Holy s---!'' It really caught me off guard. I'm not sure I ever thought that people were going to get off the island.... Damon [Lindelof, who co-wrote the finale with fellow exec producer Carlton Cuse] did such an amazing job of orchestrating something that when you're looking at it for the first time it feels like a flashback, but there'd be little things that are a little odd — like why Jack seems so ridiculously messed up. You think it's in relationship to his marriage falling apart, and then boom, you go, ''Oh, my God, this is a leap forward in time. What does that mean? Why is he suicidal?'' I just think that's great.

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I know it's not Brituation08 related, but I was asleep for all of it D:

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Daniel Johns and Natalie Imbruglia separate




THE music has ended for the first couple of Australian music - Daniel Johns and Natalie Imbruglia have announced that they are to separate after four years of marriage.

The pair announced the end of their marriage in a joint statement released on Friday evening.

"While we are very sad that our marriage has ended we want to make it clear that our parting is amicable and we remain friends , " the statement read.

"This mutual decision has not been taken lightly or quickly. However, our career demands and our lives in different parts of the world have brought us to the point where unfortunately this difficult decision was necessary for both of us. We have simply grown apart through not being able to spend enough time together."

"We have issued this statement to set the record straight and to eliminate any need for speculation. We will not be making any further public statements whatsoever in regard to this very private matter and we ask that people please respect our sincere wishes in this regard."

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:( :( :( They were seriously my favourite couple EVER!!!
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Hospital Source on Britney: “None of Us Wanted to Go Sit With Her”

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An insider at L.A.’s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center tells Usmagazine.com that nobody wanted to be Britney Spears’ monitor last night.

Spears was rushed to the hospital around 11 p.m. and was designated a "special needs" patient, meaning "they have either overdosed or tried to commit suicide,” the source says.

With “special needs" patients, the hospital source said, “we watch them so they don't hurt themselves and watch the people who come visit them to make sure they don't pass anything to them.

“So we got a call to go have someone sit with her,” the source added. “None of us wanted to go sit with her."

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Blake Lewis on Life After American Idol

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It's been a year since Blake Lewis beatboxed his way into America's heart. Since his second-place finish on American Idol, the 26-year-old has toured the states with his season six crew and released his first album, Audio Day Dream. But even with all the big breaks, Blake tells OK! he's still the same old guy from Seattle.

"I think my environments change around me, but I never change," he tells OK!. "I'm trying to promote this record, which is me, not 'Blake Lewis from American Idol.'"

Blake is also quick to extract himself from another AI link -- a romance with champ Jordin Sparks. While rumors abound that things are heating up between the two, he says that couldn't be further from the truth.

"Are you kidding?" he says. "I'm 10 years older than her...It's so funny. It's like [fakes a lisp], 'Oh, my god, they're holding hands, they're so dating!'"

So what does he look for in a girl?

"I'm a Baskin-Robbins kind of guy -- 31 flavors, you know? I like girls who are outgoing, independent and can handle my cheesy humor."

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Punk starlet Avril Lavigne was on the verge of tears New Year's Eve when she lost the spotlight to 'Lil Jon. The rude rapper was deejaying a countdown party at Prive, where Lavigne was slated to call the countdown. But before the stroke of midnight, onlookers saw 'Lil Jon "grab his own mike and steal the show" from Lavigne by "holding his own coundown." The pop princess was said to be "visibly upset" and clung to her hubby Deryck Whibley, crying "I wanted to do the countdown!" Only when servers brought out Dom Perignon did she calm down. Her reps could not be reached.

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HOSTAGE BRITUATION '08, PART FOUR

PART FOUR OF ~HOSTAGE BRITUATION '08~ -- NOW, FOR REAL, ARE YOU KIDDING ME?



OK, EVERYONE... THIS SEEMS TO BE WHAT MOST PEOPLE WANTED, SO HERE WE GO. I THINK WE KNOW THE DRILL BY NOW: I'LL POST UPDATES AS NEW AND RELEVANT STORIES COME OUT AND WE'LL HAVE RELATED DISCUSSION IN THE COMMENTS. ALSO, PLEASE POST ANY NEW STORIES/PICS/WHATEVER THAT YOU FIND IN THE COMMENTS AND -- IF NECESSARY -- I'LL EDIT THEM INTO THE POST.   

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Source: Britney Went "Completely Pyscho" on Hospital Gurney

Britney Spears went “completely psycho” as she was rushed to L.A.’s Cedars-Sinai Thursday, a source tells Usmagazine.com

“They had to strap her down like a mental patient and she was going between laughing and hysterics,” the source adds, calling it “a total psychotic breakdown. She just went crazy."

Another Spears pal tells Us: "I guess she has good days and bad days - it's mental instability. All she has is to think of something sad and she goes crazy.”

After she defied court-mandated visitation hours Thursday night by refusing to turn over her two sons to ex-husband Kevin Federline, police were called to her home and later a reportedly intoxicated Spears was rushed via ambulance to L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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P.S.

CLICK HERE for Part One.

CLICK HERE for Part Two.

CLICK HERE for Part Three.

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UPDATE

Usmagazine.com has a pretty good "recap" of what happened last night, for those of you who want to get caught up quickly. Here it is:

7 p.m.
: Britney is scheduled time to hand over custody of Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 15 months, to Kevin Federline’s bodyguard.

8:30 p.m.: Police arrive at Spears’ Beverly Hills home after being called about a “custodial dispute,” LAPD officer Jason Lee said. Shortly after, Federline’s lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, arrives.

9 p.m.: Kaplan leaves Spears’ home. Spears’ lawyer — who filed a request to be released from representing the pop star Wednesday — Sorrell Trope, tells Us: "In a normal case when someone shows up with a certified court order saying the kids need to be somewhere else, the police see to it that the order is obeyed. But that is in a normal case."

10:08 p.m.: News helicopters hover over Spears’ home. Officer Jason Lee of the Los Angeles Police Department told City News Service that Spears appeared to be under the influence of an "unknown substance."

10:50 p.m.: The fire department arrives. LAPD Officer Jason Lee tells Us: "The officers are still there. They are trying to resolve this peacefully and legally, according to the court order. They've been there since 8 p.m., and it is in regards to Britney Spears’ custody battle."

11:05 p.m.: Paramedics take a gurney and a backboard into Spears' home. CBS reports a mental evaluator was also called.

11:25 p.m.: An ambulance pulls into Spears' driveway, parking behind her car.

11:50 p.m.: An ambulance carrying Spears and other emergency vehicles leave the scene; it's reported that Sean Preston and Jayden James are taken to Cedars Sinai as well to be evaluated.

12:40 a.m.: Spears arrives, via ambulance, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. (Police had erected screens to shield her from waiting photographers.) Federline and Spears pal Sam Lufti soon arrive separately. Around time of mom's arrival, son Jayden, sucking on a pacifier, is carried into the emergency room by a police officer.

1:10 a.m.: Britney's father Jamie arrives.

3:45 a.m.: A hospital source confirms that Spears remains under observation as a "special needs" patient.

4:15 a.m.: Paparazzi follow a car carrying Jayden James and Sean Preston to Federline’s Tarzana home

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Britney NOT on Drugs?!

Life & Style can exclusively report that Britney Spears' blood tests at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center came back negative, despite earlier reports from police that she appeared to be under the influence of a substance when she was taken from her home after a custody dispute last night.

“Her blood test just came back, and, thank God, it was clean. There are no traces of drugs or alcohol of any kind,” a source close to the Spears family tells Life & Style.

This indicates that her odd behavior was not the result of substance abuse, as early reports suggested.

Britney appeared to be laughing when she was taken from her home into an ambulance.

But an LAPD spokesperson was unable to confirm or deny to Life & Style on Friday morning that earlier reports indicated that cops believed Britney appeared to be under the influence of a substance when they arrived on the scene.

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UPDATE FROM PEOPLE.COM...

Britney on 72-Hour Mental Lockdown

Britney Spears was placed on lock down for a mental evaluation Friday after the pop star locked herself in a room with one of her children at her L.A. home and refused to hand him over to ex-husband Kevin Federline.

A source tells PEOPLE the pop star's court-appointed child monitor called police. "She had already put Preston in the car when Britney locked herself in a room with Jayden," says the source. "The cops came and got through the door and tied her down to a gurney."

Spears, who according to police appeared to be "under the influence of an unknown substance," was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where the source says she will be on a minimum of a 72-hour lock down for mental evaluation.

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CLICK HERE for a live feed, courtesy of TMZ, of the courthouse that K-Fed's lawyer is expected to arrive at any minute.
NM IT'S GONE. I GUESS IT'S BACK...

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Rolling Stone has a story on Hostage Brituation '08 where they actually use our genius title and, for once,  ONTD was credited with coming up with it!

CLICK HERE to read the story, and thank you to Rolling Stone! (Thanks to
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UPDATE, Y'ALL -- COURT HEARING OVER (FOR NOW), PARTIES WILL RECONVENE AT 1:30 PM PST

TMZ SAYS:

K-Fed's lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan and Brit's attorney, Tara Scott, have been meeting with the Commish in chambers about Britney's meltdown. We're now told they have left, but will be back in court at 1:30 PM PT today.

We're told they've just finished and Kaplan is on his way down to talk to reporters. We'll stream it live. (CLICK HERE FOR THE NEW FEED LINK).

Sources say Kaplan planned to ask the judge to strip Brit of visitation while she's on a mental hold in the hospital after last night's craziness.


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UPDATE -- ROUGH (AND PROBABLY NOT FULLY COMPLETE) TRANSCRIPT OF "PRESS CONFERENCE" THAT WAS JUST GIVEN BY ASSOCIATE OF K-FED'S LAWYER, MARK VINCENT KAPLAN

Q: Are the kids okay?

A: I really can't address anything like that. Anyway, so I just thought I would tell you all that we really appreciate you coming here. You are very important. That is about it.

Q: Can you confirm that he was at the hospital last night?

A: Mark was at the hospital.

Q: And he was at her house?

A: I can't confirm that. That is the best I can do for everyone.

Q: How would you describe Mark's mental state right now?

A: Mark is a real pro.

Q: Do you think Pittsburgh will beat Jacksonville on Saturday?

A: I don't know. I'm not really a sports buff.

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IF ANYONE HAS PICS AND/OR VIDEO OF WHITE HOODIE GUY AND JERRY, PLEASE SHARE IN THE COMMENTS FOR THOSE OF US THAT COULDN'T WATCH THE FEED! TY!

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UPDATE -- NEW PICTURE OF BRITNEY THAT SHOWS RESTRAINTS MORE CLEARLY (THANKS bluechakra):



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This is really sad. :(


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UPDATE -- K-FED IS AT THE COURTHOUSE!


ACCORDING TO TMZ:

"TMZ has learned that Kevin Federline snuck into court today underneath the radar and is currently in the courthouse as we speak.

We're told he may testify in this afternoon's court proceedings."

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UPDATE -- LYNNE SPEARS SPEAKS!


Access Hollywood reports the following: "Access also spoke to Britney’s mother, Lynne Spears, who was extremely distraught, crying on the phone and asking our staff, “Just say prayers.”

MORE FROM THIS ARTICLE IN A MINUTE, GUYS...

NEW DETAILS/HIGHLIGHTS FROM ACCESS HOLLYWOOD ARTICLE:

“When it was time for Jayden to go visit, get back in the car and go to his dad, Britney did not allow that. She locked herself in a room with Jayden, and that’s when the cops were called,” Castro told Access. “They come in, they get through the door, and they strap Britney down on a gurney.”

The police had a difficult time removing Britney from the locked room, according to Castro. “It’s unclear whether they broke down the door or Britney let them in, but it took a long time for them to get through that door and when they finally got through they saw a disoriented Britney, who hadn’t slept for days, apparently hadn’t eaten for days, and that’s when they decided, ‘Let’s put her in a gurney, she’s under no condition to walk out of here on her own.‘”

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UPDATE -- BRIT WILL NOT BE CHARGED WITH ANY CRIME!

"The Insider" reports the following:

"The Insider" confirms troubled pop star Britney Spears will not be charged with anything stemming from the incident that occurred at her home Thursday night. "We aren't charging her with anything at this time," LAPD officer Harding says. "She is at the (hospital) for her own health and welfare."

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FINAL EDIT: ALL FUTURE UPDATES CAN BE FOUND ON THE FIFTH POST OF THIS ~EPIC SAGA~ OR WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT.

I NEED A BREAK, SO untiitled HAS OFFERED TO UPDATE THE NEW POST IF/AS THINGS DEVELOP.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE NEW POST, AND THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR CONTRIBUTING TO THE FIRST 20,000 COMMENTS RELATED TO THIS STORY.

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Kids' TV star held over death

By PETE BELL

Published: Today

CHILDREN'S TV presenter Mark Speight has been arrested over the death of his girlfriend Natasha Collins who was found in her bath yesterday lunchtime.

He was released on bail in the early hours of this morning.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Police were called at 13.20 on January 3 to reports of a sudden death of a woman at a residential address in London NW8 (St John's Wood).

"The woman, aged in her 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

"A post-mortem will be held in due course, details to be confirmed.

"A man in his 40s was arrested at the scene. He has been bailed to return to a central London police station on a date in February."

Speight is best known for the BBC children's show SMart, which has run for more than 10 years.

He shot to fame as the rubber-faced presenter of Children's ITV Saturday morning show, Scratchy & Co.

Miss Collins starred alongside him on BBC children's show See It Saw It.

SOURCE: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article650235.ece

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Well at least Katherine Heigl is having a good day

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Heigl's Dresses Fitted for Later Release Date

Fox has bumped the opening of the Katherine Heigl/James Marsden rom-com "27 Dresses" from Jan. 11 to Jan. 18 (the first day of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend), not because there is any problem with it but rather because sneak-preview showings have been so encouraging, as the studio explains. In addition, the new date makes it the obvious choice for filmgoers disinterested in the sci-fi thriller "Cloverfield", the only other pic opening that weekend. So if "27 Dresses" is as big a hit as they are predicting, I suspect that'll be the end of Izzie on "Grey's Anatomy", don't you think? Would you stick around a TV show where you're, like, third banana if you were suddenly a bona fide movie star? Source

Seriously? Fox thinks the best way to celebrate the life of the legendary civil rights leader is with this crap?!? Somewhere MLK is rolling in his grave. But I do agree that if this movie hits big, her days on "GA" are numbered.

Sarah Michelle Gellar Interview


With Sarah Michelle Gellar,  what you see is what you get pretty much.

The 30-year-old actress is featured in January’s ensemble indie The Air I Breathe, the second of three Gellar films coming out in quick succession (last year’s Southland Tales and this month’s Possession are the others). The February 2008 issue of Radar has a great interview with her, so here are some of the highlights:

On her BFF Manolo Blahnik: “One day, a couple friends and I went into Bergdorf just to get out of the rain. A man who works there, who I know, he said, “Mr. Blahnik is here signing autographs and doing sketches.You have to come meet him. And there was this big line of women, and I thought, This is going to be so embarrassing, he’s going to have absolutely no idea who I am! So I’m waiting for this blank look from him, and he’s like [imitating his Spanish accent], “It’s Sarah Michelle! I love the Buffy !” He was so lovely. He sketched a shoe and signed it, and it actually hangs in my closet.”

On being a child star: “As a kid, performing was my passion, but it wasn’t at the forefront of my life. I wasn’t a child star, I was a working child actor. So I got more from seeing other actors who had missed their childhoods.”

On portraying a porn star: “With Southland Tales, playing a porn star, being in an ensemble cast, all those things were experiences, obviously, that I’d never had. Coming out in the wardrobe alone some days was enough of a challenge—just getting out of my trailer.”

On her superficial dreams: “My dreams are just so on the surface that, literally, there’s nothing to actually read into.”

FYI: You’ll never hear SMG talk about her political views (she says she’s worried about influencing her fans) or her religious ones (“I don’t talk about religion”).


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Ex-B2K group members respond to controversy

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Former B2K groupmates Dreux "Lil Fizz" Frederic and Jarell "J-Boog" Houston have released a statement through their publicist regarding the claims of sexual molestation Raz-B made against manager Chris Stokes in recent online videos. "We had nothing to do with the [videos], their release and/or their claims, we are unaware of any inappropriate behavior," the statement read. Raz-B later retracted and apologized for the accusations. Meanwhile, Raz-B's business partner had no comment on a new, recently surfaced tape of Raz-B, his brother Ricky Romance and Stokes, and said he didn't know when it was shot.

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It's not over

Ricky Romance still wants to bring Chris Stokes to Justice 





I know every has stopped caring but this is driving me crazy. This is so confusing. Yesterday he said he wanted to put all this behind him and now he wants justice. wtf. Make up your mind boy. I sent hima  message on myspace telling him I was disappointed that he sold out and took money from Chris. He replied to me and said "The truth will come to light very soon." Whatever the fuck that means. 

Also, I had talked to Raz B and Ricky's buisiness partner last night. Apparently, only Raz took money from Chris. Not Ricky.

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Vartan <3's Obama and wants an Aussie wife

Hollywood actor Michael Vartan is in Australia for three reasons: to play poker, find a girlfriend and tell us what he really thinks about news channel CNN.

Best known to some as agent Michael Vaughn in the television series Alias, the French-born American arrived in Melbourne today for the Aussie Millions poker tournament, which begins on Saturday.

``I guess I'm what you call a very tight player, I wait for a good hand and play very aggressively,'' Vartan said.

``I'm not saying I have a good poker face - I have no face. I won't move, I'll always do the same thing.''

Vartan said he played a lot of poker online and had discovered, through losing, that it's better if you're sober.

He has professed his love for Australia since filming the crocodile thriller Rogue, and now says he'd like to find a local girl to settle downunder with. 

``I need to find a nice Aussie girl now, so I can stay, and I don't want her to move to LA, I want to move here,'' he said.

But until he migrates, Vartan will be among the string of celebrities backing Democrat candidate Barack Obama in the US presidential race.

``He affects me in a very positive way I think he just sounds so intelligent and carries himself with such class and dignity and speaks so perfectly and addresses the issues so perfectly,''
Vartan told AAP.

``I'm interested in politics to the degree that it affects the important issues in the world like nuclear war and global warming and feeding the hungry - and our medical system in the United States is laughable.

``But ultimately the same old political rhetoric you hear day in and day out on CNN, I'm going to say it because we're in Australia: shut the f*** up,'' he said
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That's what sets Obama apart, he said.

``I feel like he's a sincere agent for change, and God knows our country needs it.''

Others reported to be supporting Obama include talk show host Oprah Winfrey, and actors Will Smith, Sydney Poitier, Eddie Murphy, George Clooney and Jennifer Aniston among others.

Vartan's film credit include Monster-in-Law and One Hour Photo. His next film to be released will be Jolene.

The Aussie Millions tournament, with a $10 million prize pool, will be held at Crown in Melbourne from January 5-20.

Vartan said he was not likely to win, but hopes to be the ``lucky idiot'' who does.

``Most poker players are good actors and most actors are not good poker players,'' he said.

http://www.theage.com.au/news/people/rogue-star-hunting-for-aussie-wife/2008/01/04/1198950040204.html

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Um, hi, I'm Aussie, I'll marry you Michael <3

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Britney is an Inspiration


Courteney Cox intends to use out of control pop tart, Britney Spears as inspiration for her FX television drama DIRT. Cox, who is executive producer of the series, “plans to use Spears’ antics - including her divorce and custody battle with ex Kevin Federline and her bizarre head-shaving incident earlier this year - as inspiration for the show’s second series.” However, the former FRIENDS stars insists that Spears should not take it personally, claiming that the storylines are not an attack on the performer, and not meant to offend her or anyone else.

Well, it is not as though Courteney needs to worry about being sued by Brit-Brit. The 26-year-old mother of two is apparently so erratic these days that she can’t even keep a lawyer.


 

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~HOSTAGE BRITUATION '08~ PART FIVE

ANOTHER ~POST~ ANOTHER ~DRAMA~



EMERGENCY HEARING CALLED ~ 1:30PM PST

TMZ SAYS:
TMZ is live outside of the downtown L.A. courthouse where an emergency hearing in Britney and K-Fed's custody battle is taking place.

We're told they will be back in court at 1:30.

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JAYDEN JAMES BRUISED
PAGESIX REPORTS:

Britney said that he had a bruise on him, a family insider tells Page Six, adding, “And she said she did not do it.

Little JJ was checked out by the doctors and released early Friday morning, when he was returned to K-Fed's house.

"The boys are okay, just very shaken up," says the family insider. "It took Kevin quite a while to get them settled down."
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LIVE FEED @ TMZ.COM BACK UP!!!
CLICK HERE ! ITS BACK AGAIN!!!!!!!!


OMG THE POPO!
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LARRY KING LIVE TONIGHT 9PM EST
BRITNEY SPEARS SPECIAL ON CNN
LATEST UPDATES & WILL SHE EVER GET HER KIDS BACK

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LAWYER OUTSIDE OF COURTHOUSE

UNIDENTIFIED LAWYER HAS JUST COME OUT OF COURTHOUSE, BABBLED SOMETHING WITHOUT MICROPHONE, SAID HE WANTED TO THANK EVERYONE FOR COMING AND THAT HE WAS LEAVING. FEED IS NOW DOWN STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES!!!!!!!!!!
if you know exactly what was said, aim: frkyfl
UPDATE: "injuries" was said in lawyermans speech. no other details tho. ty
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EXCLUSIVE PICTURES!!!! TY
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I AM WATCHING FEED INTENSELY BTW WILL KEEP U POSTED.

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THE FAT LADY HAS SUNG
TMZ REPORTS
The Brit/K-Fed court hearing is over, and we're told on Monday there will be a series of orders released to the public.



K-Fed never showed for the hearing today -- he didn't have to, but he was around the courthouse earlier today. Stacks of papers went to the judge. We'll see what contact, if any, Britney will have with her kids.

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VISITATION SUSPENDED
TMZ REPORTS
The Commish in the Brit case just issued his order -- K-Fed gets sole legal and physical custody.

Brit's visitation has been "suspended pending further order of the court." The order is in effect until January 14. There will then be a hearing to determine where the case goes.




K IDK LJ IS FREAKING OUT AT ME SO SRY IF THE POST GETS MESSED UP


IF YOU LIVE IN THE LA AREA GET YOUR ASS DOWN TO SAID COURTHOUSE WITH AN I <3 ONTD SIGN. WE WILL FILL U IN WHEN U GET BACK. BESIDES REAL LIFE > FEED.
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ALLI SIMMS DID NOT USE HAMMER OSNAP!!!

Britney Spears' cousin and former assistant Alli Sims was not involved with rescuing the singer during her breakdown last night.

PageSix.com reported Sims used "brute force to pry the singer out of the bathroom where she had barricaded herself with son Jayden James late last night."

But Sims tells Usmagazine.com: "I absolutely was not there. And even if I was there I would not have banged down the door with a hammer, that's not my style. I would have knocked!"

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ty calimoon omg i forgot ur username sry bb

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RECORDED FEED BEING UPLOADED!!!! xpirate_queenx

OMG STUNNING!!!!!!

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Basically, if the hospital psych team finds Britney to be suicidal, they can commit her for 14 more days, then she has to be evaluated again.

http://www.psychlaws.org/LegalResources/StateLaws/Californiastatute.htm


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JAIMIE LYNN SPEARS WILL ATTEMPT TO STEAL BRITS THUNDER
new movie ~GOODBYE ZOEY~ to premiere on nick 2night

no word on whether or not epic post will be made to discuss said movie
but critics agree, it will be omg stunning.

MEMBERS ARE HAVING BRITNEY STATUS BREAKDOWNS

BECAUSE THEY DONT KNOW WHETHER TO WATCH
GOODBYE ZOEY OR LARRY KING LIVE FEAT BRITNEYS ANTICS
BUT UNTIITLED HAS GOOD NEWS 4 U
GOODBYE ZOEY IS ON TOMORROW JSYK!!

UPDATES:
FOR ALL YOU WESTCOASTERS
LARRY KING LIVE COMES ON AT 9PM EST AKA 6PM PST
ZOEY 101 COMES ON AT 8PM PST
OMG STUNNING!

FOR ALL U OTHER PPL
TMRW @ 9PM AND SUNDAY @ 8PM
JSYK

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This is video footage of Kevin driving like a fucking maniac in attempt to block the paps from getting pictures of his children. The bodyguard was in front of him in an SUV with the boys on their way to Kevin's house.



lol @ the youtube video summary
K FED BLOCKS HOLLYWOOD.TV CONTENT
PROVIDERS FROM SHOOTING THE KIDS.


good job, kevin.

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the kids weren't in the car with him, ya'll!
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For the straight fellas / Sports Enthusiasts on ONTD

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Check it out! Officer Shaq was on patrol for P. Diddy’s New Years Eve 2008 bash on Star Island in Miami.

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Hunky record-breaking New England Patriots QB Tom Brady joined Jennifer Aniston and signed on for a reportedly $3-$5 million three-year (with a bonus based on sales) deal with Coca-Cola’s non-carbonated drink.

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Conan's return to Late Night

Conan (and Leno, but who cares about him) returned to hosting his talk show Wednesday night. Here are two (hilarious) videos from that show, and he's still rocking his strike beard.

Conan dancing sexily:


Conan playing Clapton and Radiohead on his electric guitar around the office:


Source: Me and my video editing skillz.
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Adrianne Curry Blogs on Britney

"Spears is a f**king trainwreck" - Adrianne Curry



"Someone take these children the fuck away from this woman! She needs help in every which way. The CHILDREN deserve better. She loves herself and her problems more than she cares about her own children.

Sadly, K-fed isn't Dad of the year either. Didn't he leave Shar Jackson for Spears when Shar was knocked up? Then, didn't he barely see his children while he jetted around giving Brit Brit the pole?

Those kids deserve a stable life. When Britney gets sober one day, I bet she will completely agree with me.

Get help, save your children, and PLEASE, GET THE FUCK OFF MY TV! I am tired of seeing a strung out addict. Come back when you can function."


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George Clooney may not be ready to marry his girlfriend, Sarah Larson, but he is ready to make her famous in her own right. George thinks Sarah is pretty and talented enough to be a huge movie star, so he's asked his good friend, producer Steven Soderbergh, to put her in his upcoming movie, tentatively titled Garland Bunting Project. The insider says that George doesn't want to cast Sarah as his co-star because he doesn't want to work with someone he's involved with. "George thinks Sarah could be a huge star," the insider adds.

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Ugh, I, for one, do not want to see George's skank girlfriend in any movies. y/y?
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Noel Fielding went missing at Shepherd's Bar where he was supposed to be playing a DJ slot last night.

The Mighty Boosh star went AWOL just before he was supposed to perform his set at the West London venue, according to The Mirror.

A source commented: "The Feeling also did a DJ set but Noel was nowhere to be seen. Perhaps he had last-minute nerves."

SOURCE: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/showbiz/a82763/fielding-goes-awol-at-dj-gig.html

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Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban’s Date Night



Spotted out to eat for the second day in a row, Nicole Kidman and husband Keith Urban hit up the Wharf Theatre restaurant in Sydney on Thursday for a bite to eat.

The couple, who are in the midst of denying pregnancy rumors, made their way to the restaurant after Nicole picked up Keith from his AA/NA meeting.

After finishing up their meal, the two stylishly-dressed lovebirds took in the Cate Blanchett directed play, “Blackbird”.

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No Love Lost

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The I Love New York cameras may not have been rolling but the fight that erupted on Saturday night between Tailor Made and Buddha was the kind of drama fans of the VH1 reality show live for! At the Tenjune party in Miami Beach, George “Tailor Made” Weisgerber was ringing in the New Year with his girlfriend, Tiffany “New York” Pollard, but the celebration was short-lived once Ezra “Buddha” Masters, the biggest threat to Tailor Made’s relationship and safety, rolled up and immediately set about reigniting their fiery feud.

“Buddha showed up around 3 a.m. and started a fistfight with Tailor Made over New York,” a partygoer says. New York came to her man’s defense and tried to calm Buddha down, but it was no use — security intervened. The insider reveals that they pulled Buddha off Tailor Made and kicked him out of the club.

News of the throwdown will come as no surprise to fans of the show who watched as Buddha verbally attacked Tailor Made, slammed his head into a wall and began to choke him during the beginning of the second season. Buddha was immediately kicked out of the house only to be brought back later and wind up in the final two with Tailor Made. Obviously we know who won New York’s heart, but let’s be real; there are no true winners here.

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Brit Brit cursed by mexican hobo




Professor Antonio Vazquez Alba, also known as Mexico's Grand Warlock, holds up Tarot cards as he gives his traditional predictions for the new year in Mexico City, Thursday Jan. 3, 2008. Professor Vazquez Alba, who has been giving his yearly predictions since 1980, predicted for this year that Hillary Clinton will win the U.S. presidential elections and on the entertainment side, Britney Spears will commit suicide.




SOURCE: http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Mexico-City-Tarot-cards-Mexico-Britney-Spears/photo//080103/481/feaaf368712e411fb30c3edd64af525d/;_ylt=As5fllwfS3vEJYNrrzMFkY8DW7oF
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MARIAH IN ST. BARTS!

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When We Belong Together singer Mariah Carey stepped ashore during a Caribbean holiday this week, for once all eyes weren't on her. Instead, centre of attention was her cute new puppy who got treated to a snack before mistress and pet boarded a luxury yacht.

The animal-loving diva, who'd dressed up a casual summer outfit with her trademark sky-scraper heels, clearly can't bear to be parted from new furry friend Jack Jr. Bought as a companion for her beloved 13-year-old Jack Russell Jackson P Mutley, the pampered pooch also joined Mariah on her annual festive break in snowy Aspen two weeks ago. The pair are now enjoying a sunshine break on the island of St Barts, which seems to be especially popular with famous faces this year.

Mariah is renowned for the luxury in which she keeps her pets, and once admitted that Jack - who has made numerous TV appearances and even has his own fansite - travels everywhere first class. "My dog flies private!" she revealed, adding: "I'm not going to put him back with someone I don't know!"


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:) :) This made my day better after all that Britney sadness

CHRIS RICHARDSON IS GOING ON TOUR!!!!!!


Yes, it's true!!!! Chris will be doing a tour for Dreyers Ice Cream. February through April. The Dates and Cities are as follows:

2/26 San Diego
3/4 Houston
3/11 Denver
3/18 Seattle
3/25 Tampa
4/1 Charlotte
4/8 Norfolk
4/15 Hartford
4/22 Cleveland
4/29 Milwaukee

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~to be honest bbz, im so excited to see my husband again. its been forever. august 5th since he left me. :( thank god we will be reunited~
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although no one really cares about the Grammies anymore...

Amy Winehouse
Grammy producers continue to pull out all the gimmicks, err, stops in an effort to bring viewers to their awards show. Like last year, the show will feature the winner of the “My Grammy Moment” contest. Unsigned instrumentalists are being recruited to enter this year’s competition, with the winner getting the chance to play with the Foo Fighters during the February 10th ceremony (last year’s victor got to sing a duet with Justin Timberlake). Leave your guitar, bass or drums at the door, though: the Grammys are seeking string, woodwind and brass players who can jam along with the Foos’ “The Pretender.” The entrants will be whittled down to forty-five quarter-finalists, with the grand-prize winner chosen by voters online. Because that’s what the YouTube generation wants to see: forty-five French horn players performing for the opportunity to get lost in an orchestra at the Grammys.

In other, less oboe-centric news, there are rumors that Amy Winehouse will make a triumphant, hopefully sober return to the live stage by performing at the awards show. Winehouse, who had to cancel a tour back in September following a rehab stint, has been nominated for six awards, including Album of the Year and Song of the Year. But that’s not all: To help keep the Winehouse train on the rail, there are rumors that her Grammy performance may feature collaborations with several other stars, including fellow Album of the Year nominee Kanye West.

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TV is running out

The Last few Weeks of Non-Reality Television is upon us. Britney chose a bad time to freak out The Season Finales are as Follows:

BY DATE:
Women’s Murder Club (ABC) Jan. 4
Desperate Housewives (ABC) Jan. 6
Gossip Girl (CW) Jan. 9
CSI (CBS) Jan. 10
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) Jan. 10
My Name Is Earl (NBC) Jan. 10
30 Rock (NBC) Jan. 10
Family Guy (Fox) Jan. 13
CSI Miami (CBS) Jan. 14
NCIS (CBS) Jan. 15
ER (NBC) Jan. 17
Without A Trace (CBS) Jan. 17
Moonlight (CBS) Jan. 18
Life Is Wild (CW) Jan. 20
Law & Order: SVU (NBC) Jan. 22
Ugly Betty (NBC) Jan. 24
Brothers & Sisters (ABC) Jan. 27
Boston Legal (ABC) Jan. 29

Friday Night Lights (NBC) Feb. 8
Cashmere Mafia (ABC) Feb. 13
Scrubs (NBC) Feb. 14
Psych (USA) Feb. 15
Prison Break (Fox) Feb. 18
Samantha Who? (ABC) Feb. 18
Nip/Tuck (FX) Feb. 19
Las Vegas (NBC) Feb. 22
Monk (USA) Feb. 22

Medium (NBC) March 3
Terminator (Fox) March 3
Stargate Atlantis (SciFi) March 7
The Wire (HBO) March 9
Breaking Bad (AMC) March 16
Kyle XY (ABC Family) March 17
Lost (ABC) March 20
L Word (Showtime) March 23
Quarterlife (NBC) March 24
Jericho (CBS) March 25
In Treatment (HBO) March 25

 

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This is some bullshit



Guess who's back from his two-week vacation?! That's right, me! Guess who's marking the occasion by reporting some spectacularly sucky news?! Yep, me again.

A reliable source at Fox confirms reports that the final three pre-strike episodes of Bones are being held until May sweeps. Sucky, right? Wait, there's more. The show is relocating to Mondays at 8 pm, where it will be followed by original installments of the Julianna Margulies courtroom drama Canterbury's Law. The Bones/CLAW combo kicks off on April 28. (This season, May sweeps runs from April 24 to May 21. Call it Mapril sweeps.) The decision to hold Bones until May is the clearest sign yet that Fox is bracing for a long strike.

But with that depressing news out of the way, here's a little silver lining to cheer you up: Those three pre-strike Bones eppys are being joined by a fourth never-before-seen installment. Per my source, the infamous school-shooting-themed outing that was pulled last season in the wake of the Virginia Tech massacre has been "tweaked slightly" and is scheduled to see the light of day in May.

So, what do you think? Is May too long to wait for fresh Bones? Will the afterglow from Booth and Brennan's holiday smooch have long since faded? Or do you adhere to the belief that absence makes the heart grow fonder? Speak now in the comments section below. And, c'mon, admit it: It's good to have me back.


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May? What the fuck? I guess I can watch reruns of Angel until then to tide me over.

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CASHMERE SUCKIA

It’s hard to decide who is most contemptible in Cashmere Mafia, the series that premieres January 6 on ABC. The weak, shadowy men who cheat on their wives because they are so threatened by female success? Or the stay-at-home adulteresses and gold-digging divorcées who play adversaries to our title “heroines”? Or does the prize go to the mafia members themselves, four women whose martyred lives suggest that a balanced, reasoned existence is something thoroughly impossible to attain?

It’s depressing to think of this Darren Star show as a follow-up to Sex and the City, as Cashmere Mafia, with its four female friends, will inevitably be described. Sex and the City felt like New York. Its characters were ironic, self-deprecating, and funny. While their city was presented as impossibly glamorous, it was also realistically lonely and tough. Cashmere Mafia feels like Phoenix, or Cleveland, and no amount of “meet me at the Spotted Pig” can make up for this miss.

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A break from the Brituation...but tragic nonetheless



Hingis banned for 2 years after testing positive for cocaine at Wimbledon last year

LONDON (AP) -- Martina Hingis was banned for two years Friday for testing positive for cocaine at Wimbledon last year.

The International Tennis Federation said an independent anti-doping tribunal found that Hingis, who announced her retirement Nov. 1 on the day she revealed the positive test, had committed an offense.

The 27-year-old Hingis denied using cocaine, but the tribunal rejected suggestions there were any doubts over her sample.

Although the five-time Grand Slam winner is now retired, Hingis' suspension is backdated to Oct. 1. She has three weeks to contest the ruling and punishment.


The ITF disqualified Hingis' results from last year's Wimbledon and any subsequent tournaments she played in. She also forfeits any ranking points gained and $129,481 in prize money.

Hingis provided the sample after losing 6-4, 6-2 to Laura Granville in the third round at Wimbledon.

There was no immediate reaction from Hingis, who dominated women's tennis between 1997-2000 by winning three straight Australian Opens, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. She was twice a runner-up at the French Open where her loss to Iva Majoli in 1997 stopped her winning all four Grand Slams that year.

Hingis returned to the sport in 2005 after a four-year absence because of injuries.

When announcing her retirement at a news conference in Zurich, Hingis denied ever using cocaine.

"I find this accusation so horrendous, so monstrous that I've decided to confront it head on by talking to the press," she said. "I am frustrated and angry. I believe that I am absolutely 100 percent innocent."

Larry Scott, chief executive of the WTA Tour, said Friday his organization was saddened by the outcome of the case.

"As a signatory to the WADA Code and a founding member of the Tennis Anti-Doping Program, the WTA Tour is committed to ensuring the integrity and competitive fairness of women's professional tennis, and ensuring the heath and well-being of our athletes," Scott said.

"We are saddened by this news as Martina has meant so much to fans the world over and made many positive contributions to the sport."


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Those eyebrows...

Mom sorry for ‘Hannah Montana’ essay hoax



Woman who helped daughter pen phony essay says she meant no harm
By Mike Celizic
TODAYShow.com contributor
updated 8:55 a.m. ET, Fri., Jan. 4, 2008

The Texas mother who helped her daughter win a “Hannah Montana” essay contest by making up a story about the girl’s father being a soldier killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq says she made a terrible mistake and hopes she can be forgiven.
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Guild Says Actors Will Not Cross Picket Lines For Golden Globes

By Brian Stelter

Following a private meeting with high-profile Golden Globe nominees, the president of the Screen Actors Guild reiterated on Friday that members would not cross picket lines to appear on the awards show later this month.

“There appears to be unanimous agreement that these actors will not cross WGA picket lines to appear on the Golden Globe Awards as acceptors or presenters,” the president, Alan Rosenberg, said in a statement.

Mr. Rosenberg and other SAG board members have spent several weeks reaching out to actors and their representatives. Friday’s statement echoed previous comments that expressed actor support for the writers’ guild.

The statement also urged members to appear on “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” the two late-night shows that have struck deals with the writers guild. As for the other shows: “Actors who are asked to appear on the struck network talk shows will have to cross WGA picket lines, creating the same situation that has led to the consensus among actors to skip the Golden Globes,” Mr. Rosenberg wrote.

The Golden Globes are scheduled to be shown on NBC Jan. 13. The fate of the broadcast remains unclear.

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EDIT: Per schmoo999 ~  Variety is reporting that all 70 actors nominated will not be attending nor will any SAG member present. Not much of a show if no one who could win shows up.
    
Also won't be able to see Rumer as Miss Golden Globe either.
http://www.variety.com/VR1117978475.html
Thanks schmoo999

(I forgot about Rumer. BUMMER!)
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New uneventful 'Cloverfield' photo + details


 
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Paramount has sent /Film this new (but uneventful) photo of Mike Vogel and Michael Stahl-David from Cloverfield.  A new article in Variety reveals a few new Cloverfield tidbits. Here are the interesting pieces:

  • The film started out as an “elaborate 60-page treatment” by Lost writer Drew Goddard.
  • Cloverfield features no musical score at all, “just source music and well-orchestrated ambient sound.”
  • The beginning of the film was shown with a lightweight Panasonic HD HandyCam, “then moves into transitional sequences shot with a 3-lb. Canon for about a third of the film.” The special effects shots were filmed with “the much-heavier” hi-res Sony F23 or Thomson Viper.
  • One five-minute continuous master shot “incorporates 20 VFX elements.”
  • Director Matt Reeves promises “intimate contact” with the monster by the end of the 90-minute film.
  • A digital version of Cloverfield will play on in a few hundred screens.

You can read the full article on Variety.com. Cloverfield hits theaters on 1-18-08.

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Pregnant Nicole Richie's Health Scare

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Nicole Richie is due to give birth any day now with, so naturally she worried those around here when she became ill over the Christmas holiday.

According to Star magazine, Richie became dizzy and disoriented the morning after Christmas and had to be rushed off to the doctor.

A source tells the magazine, "Her heart was racing - she was swearing and had the terrifying feeling the world was crashing in on her. She was scared to death that her baby's health was in jeopardy.

"Thank God Joel was there to take care of her. He immediately called their doctor to say he would bring her in."

A few months ago Richie was also rushed to the hospital when she suffered from heavy bleeding. Fortunately, mom and baby are all clear!


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(1/3) pregnant Christina Aguilera out with husband Jordan

Unlike her train wreck counterpart Britney Spears, mum-to-be Christina Aguilera is all class as she and hubby Jordan Bratman enjoy a night out on the town in Beverly Hills on Thursday. No ambulance gurnies here!

Looking typically stylish in skinny jeans, metallic flats and a matching handbag, the expectant songstress tried to hide her seriously expanding baby bump underneath a blue and gray poncho.

Xtina is due to pop sometime in January. But her fabulousness will go on for forever!




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Very rarely do I look at pictures and have nothing bad to say. This has happened to me today with the beautiful Zoe Kravitz and her boyfriend Ben Foster. Zoe is Lenny's daughter and Ben is was in X-Men or something like that. So lovely and so precious. Well...if I MUST say something critical...I will say that only repair workers should wear all their devices on their pants the way Ben is. I know, I'm so nit-picky. I can't help it. It's the bitch gene.


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Zac Efron Q&A (He wants to be Queen, y'all)



This High School Musical star answers our questions!

1. When was your first kiss?
I want to say I was in fifth grade. It was in a tree fort. It was over a game of Truth or Dare, but it turned into "make out with the other person." I was like the only boy and there were a bunch of girls up there. I was pretty stoked.

2. Who's your celebrity crush?
Growing up, it was Tyra Banks. She was the first poster I had on my wall. I had it on my ceiling! And I had a bunk bed, so she was, like, really close. It was the famous purple bathing suit shot.

3. What's the girl fashion trend that confuses you?
That confuses the heck out of me? Hmmm...oh my gosh, there are so many.

4. What's the girlie movie you secretly love?
Sleepless in Seattle. I love that movie. I saw it when I was younger and thought it was really cool.

5. What's your TV guilty pleasure?
Probably Survivor. Or I have to say American Idol.

6. Who would play you in the movie version of your life?
Pierce Brosnan.

7. What's your dream job?
Design and test video games; or I’d just play poker.

8. If you could trade places with anyone in the world for one day, who would it be?
Queen of England. Why? No idea.

9. Who in your family are you closest to?
My little brother.

10. What's your favorite Website?
Ebaumsworld.

11. What's the fast food you can't live without?
Western Bacon Cheeseburger from Carl’s Jr., or In-N-Out.

12. What's your worst habit?
Sometimes, especially when it’s cold, I get dry skin, so I scratch a lot — like, I scratch my arms and stuff and it's incessant.

13. What's the last song you listened to on your iPod?
"Boston" by Augustana.

14. What's the last thing you bought?
Newsweek magazine.

15. What did you dream about last night?
I didn't have any dreams.

16. How much money is in your wallet right now?
I have $34.

17. Fill in the blank: When I was 17, I was ____________.
Younger.

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Ina Garten is taking ova in '08

HOW DID INA GARTEN SPEND HER NEW YEARS?


With svelte socialite and cookbook author Patricia Wells in France! 

From Patty's blog:
We spent it at our farmhouse in Provence, with Ina and Jeffrey Garten, who arrived on the TGV from Paris with plenty of champagne and chocolates. For the feasts, my husband, Walter, made his spectacular scrambled eggs with fresh black truffles, a remarkable oyster casserole prepared with gigantic fresh oysters from Brittany, and a wedding-cake sort of cheese course: the fat creamy Chaource cheese from Champagne which he cut into three layers and spread with truffle butter and truffles. I dried grapes from our vineyard and prepared a "Vintage 2007 Old Vines" raisin bread, and offered a golden sponge cake made with lemons from our trees, fresh local olive oil, and almonds, and prepared a mixed berry sauce from summer fruit we froze for the occasion. We both have new books coming out  this year--Ina's is Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics, out with Clarkson Potter in October, and Walter and I have written our memoirs, We've Always Had Paris... which will be out with Harper Collins in May.


Also, thousands of you might be wondering why Ina is smoking in her New Year's portrait... INA IS A CIGARETTE SMOKER.  A post over at TWoP reveals that she was spotted smoking outside one of her book signings!  This makes me love her even more, TBH.

Also, I've taken some initiative and found an interview which includes some recipes from her new book Back To Basics (I wonder if Gaguilera is going to be pissed).  From the East Hampton Star (I know I know, they're a sketchy source, but they're not always wrong):

In just one week last month Ms. Garten and her assistant, Barbara Libath, had cooked up lobster corn stew, risotto cakes with Italian fontina, Parmesan roasted broccoli with pignoli nuts, Indonesian grilled swordfish, Niman Ranch burgers with caramelized onions, French apple tarts, and fresh lemon mousse.


This post is dedicated to mattchew03 who's been hospitalized due to exhaustion from the Britney updates.  Get well soon!

(sources linked throughout the post)
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The moment fangirls (and boys) have been waiting for

Zac & Vanessa SPLIT!



The National Enquirer, the publication that was on the money about Baby V’s nude photo-op, is reporting that the High School Musical sweethearts have officially called it quits.

The Enquirer claims Zac broke up with his long-time sweetie by phone on December 19th; leaving Vanessa “stunned.”

“They’ve been together for a long time, and he didn’t even call her to wish her a Merry Christmas,” according to the tabloid’s report.

“Zac wants to move on, start seeing other girls. He’s had no shortage of women hitting him up to become Vanessa’s replacement. Zac’s got enough numbers to fill a phone book.”

Vanessa has taken to leaning on HSM nose-star Ashley Tisdale in helping her cope with the split:

“Vanessa and Ashley have been spending more time together.”

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Justin Timberlake is giving his bedroom a major overhaul after girlfriend Jessica Biel refused to sleep with him on the same old mattress he previously used to bed his once infamous harem of hotties.

“Now that they’re practically living together, she didn’t want to sleep on the same bed as his old girlfriends,” a friend of the couple reveals to Star Magazine.

Now that J.T has purchased a new Select Comfort mattress “Jessica’s sleeping a lot better!”

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~HOSTAGE BRITUATION '08~ PART SIX

~LAST (planned) EPIC POST~
MISS ~BAD ONTD KARMA~

BRITNEY WAS WHEELED OUT ON A GURNEY AND TAKEN BY AMBULANCE TO CEDAR HOSPITAL AFTER A 3 HOUR CHILD CUSTODY HOSTAGE SITUATION. SHE WAS SUSPECTED TO BE INTOXICATED. AFTER MANY TEST, INCLUDING A ~DRANO RUMOR~, X17 HAS SAID THAT ALL TEST HAVE COME BACK NEGATIVE.

IMMEDIATELY AFTER ALL THIS WENT DOWN, KFED'S LAWYERS CALLED AN EMERGENCY HEARING AT LA COUNTY COURTHOUSE. THE FINAL PUBLIC RELEASES WILL COME ON MODNAY, BUT FOR WHAT WE KNOW NOW, BRITNEY IS DENIED ALL VISITATION RIGHTS AS PER COURT ORDERED DOCUMENTS.

WE ALSO KNOW THAT SHE IS UNDER A 72 HOUR LOCKDOWN AND MAY BE HELD FOR 14 DAYS ONLY TO UNDERGO A RE-EVALUATION. SHE IS CURRENTLY UNDER GUARDED SUICIDE WATCH ATM. HER MOTHER, SISTER, AND FATHER ARE IN THE HOSPITAL. HER KIDS ARE UNHARMED AND WITH KEVIN FEDERLINE. ANY NEW UPDATES WILL BE POSTED HERE. TY4YT.

sources: epic posts 1-5 (see links below)



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LARRY KING LIVE CNN EXCLUSIVE
BRITNEY EXCLUSIVE ~ 9PM EST
AKA ON RIGHT THIS MINUTE JUST STARTED






~GOODBYE ZOEY~
FRIDAY - 8:00 pm
SATURDAY - 9:00
SUNDAY - 8:00


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SO YEAH THIS IS THE LAST POST FOR NOW
BECAUSE THERE ARENT SUPPOSED TO BE ANY
OMG ~MAJOR~ UPDATES IN THIS CASE
BUT OF COURSE IF THEY ARE, THEY WILL BE ADDED TO THIS POST
TY FOR MAKING HOSTAGE BRITUATION 2008 SUCH A SUCCESS
ONLY U CAN STOP FOREST FIRES CELEBRITY TRAINWRECKS
try to make her go to rehab she say no no no
so yeah check back here for any updates & feel free to post updates in comments

and omg hay btw
i havent slept
since the beginning
holla!

BTW MAIN POINT OF THIS POST
IS TO DISCUSS LARRY KING / ZOEY
DISCUSS.

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UPDATE FROM AFRICA!

people are talking about this there too
at 4 AM people in AFRICA are worried aobut britney spears
and they heard lynne spears comments about praying
find a prayer circle comment and post ur amens
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AUTHORITIES: BRITNEY NOT UNDER THE INFLUENCE

Although police initially suspected Britney Spears was "under the influence of an unknown substance" during a nearly three-hour standoff with police Thursday night, authorities have since determined Spears was clean and sober.

According to Los Angeles police Officer Ana Aguirre, there was no evidence the pop star had been drinking or doing drugs during the Jan. 3 incident.

"Our understanding is that was not the case," she said.

"There was a time where she was within the residence and wasn't available to be speaking to the officers, apparently," added Aguirre. "There was no threat to the children."

Aguirre confirmed both Spears' children were turned over to her ex-husband Kevin Federline and the pop star was taken to the hospital.

"We're not aware of any type of injuries that she sustained" and she was not combative with authorities, Aguirre said.

Spears is currently at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she is reportedly on a 72-hour lockdown for mental evaluation.

The troubled singer's father, Jamie, reportedly has been at the hospital, by his daughter's side.
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WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY NOW LARRY KING???
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Non-Britney News...



"Both Whitney and Bobby failed to appear in court today for their divorce hearing. No one knows of Bobby’s whereabouts, but Whitney’s lawyer claimed she was “ill”. Rocks usually give you that feeling."

Source: bossip.com

AD WIZARDS: David Lynch For The iPhone

We never would have expected visionary film director David Lynch to stoop to corporate shilling for Apple’s ubiquitous little bit of mobile gadgetry, but I guess the guy’s gotta pay the bills somehow, and I doubt the Lost Highway and Inland Empire money stretched too far. (Language NSFW)




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everyone's favorite fuglet goes shopping

please note the weave if you hadn't seen it before



Rumer Willis is taking her gig as Miss Golden Globes very seriously. Perhaps too seriously.

The 20-year-old celebuspawn of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis spent nearly four hours trying on outfit after outfit during a shopping trip in LA’s trendy Ventura Boulevard.

Rumer loved getting her pics snapped as she tried on a shorts and top combo in duck egg blue satin and then threw on a more grown-up oyster-hued silk number.

Although she left the store laden with bags, it’s not known whether or not her choice for the glitzy film ceremony was among them.

You’ll just have to tune in on January 13 to find out!

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dane cook is no britney but...

Dane Cook Breaks Comedy Record
Jan. 3, 2008, 5:58 PM EST
The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Dane Cook broke a Laugh Factory endurance record set less than a month ago by Dave Chappelle.

In what is becoming a heated battle between the two comedians, Cook told jokes at the Sunset Strip comedy club for 7 hours, beating the record Chappelle, 34, set at 6 hours and 12 minutes in December.

Cook went on stage Tuesday and continued until nearly 7 a.m. Wednesday, and at one point even sent out for food to keep the audience fed and happy.

"If this rivalry keeps up I'm going to turn the Laugh Factory into a bed and breakfast," club owner Jamie Masada said.

Last April, Cook set a record with an act lasting 3 hours and 50 minutes, breaking a mark set by Richard Pryor in 1980 of 2 hours and 41 minutes. Chappelle broke the record later that month, then broke his own record in December.

Cook, 35, most recently appeared with Steve Carell in the film "Dan in Real Life."

http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=290915>1=7703

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Thought you’d heard it all when it comes to Britney? Not so. Insiders in the US are now saying that Britney has invited her pregnant 16-year-old sister Jamie Lynn to move in with her – presumably, after she’s been released from hospital.
“Britney is trying to convince Jamie Lynn that they would have a blast,” says a family source. “They could be together all the time, just like they once were. Jamie Lynn is so scared and confused right now, she’s actually considering it. Britney knows she has not been the best role model lately. She didn’t look out for Jamie Lynn enough and failed as a big sister. All she can do now is put the offer out there and see what happens.”

Meanwhile, Los Angeles is waking up to the news that Britney is still holed up in the Cedars Sinai Medical Centre while K-Fed’s lawyers are rumoured to be making a beeline for the commissioner’s office to try to permanently take away Britney’s visitation rights.

imo i wouldn't put it past britney to have invited her, but srsly, i wouldn't have thought jamie-lynn was that thick to consider it...but i spose it's not like it's going to happen any more, is it?

sauce: http://www.heatworld.com/Article/3817/Britney+Spears/Look+what+Britney’s+done+now…
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Arterton officially cast as new 'Bond' girl


British newcomer Gemma Arterton has been cast as the new Bond girl for the latest installment of the James Bond franchise, currently filming in London for Columbia Pictures and MGM, the film's production companies said.

Arterton will play "Fields" in the Marc Forster-directed movie, which has the working title of "Bond 22" and stars Daniel Craig as Agent 007.

Talk of Arterton's casting has been swirling around the blogosphere and in British tabloids since mid-December, but have remained unconfirmed by the producers. On Friday, Eon Prods. in London and Santa Monica-based Danjaq Prods., as well as Arterton's agent, ICM in London, confirmed the casting. Details of her character were not available, but a Danjaq rep said "it's a nice-sized role."

The film will take up where 2006's "Casino Royale" left off.

Arterton's credits include the recently released comedy "St. Trinian's," where she played schoolgirl Kelly, opposite Colin Firth and Rupert Everett. The movie, about the madcap adventures of a group of unruly girls at a boarding school, is an updated version of a movie franchise from the 1950s and '60s.

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Keri and River Bundle Up to Brave the Snow


After a stroller ride in the park in the sunshine, Keri Russell gave us yet another adorable photo opp with 7-month-old River. The mother and son were spotted walking in Brooklyn yesterday during a light snow fall.

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Keri is so adorable with her little baby! I really like her---she makes me want to forget the horrible ending of Waitress.


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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies and TV Shows of 2007

Movies
Ranking Movie (downloads on Mininova)
1 Transformers (569.259)
2 Knocked Up (509.314)
3 Shooter (399.960)
4 Pirates Of The.Caribbean At World’s End (379.749)
5 Ratatouille (359.904)
6 300 (358.226)
7 Next (354.044)
8 Hot Fuzz (352.905)
9 The Bourne Ultimatum (336.326)
10 Zodiac (334.699)

TV-Shows
Ranking TV-Shows (downloads most popular episode on Mininova)
1 Heroes (2.439.154)
2 Top Gear (1.217.923)
3 Battlestar Galactica (706.209)
4 Lost (705.724)
5 Prison Break (608.487)
6 Desperate Housewives (457.805)
7 24 (524.303)
8 Family Guy (522.839)
9 Dexter (435.670)
10 Scrubs (427.420) 

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Source: TorrentFreak 
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Holy Mischa

Busted for DUI and looking to find forgiveness in the eyes of the Lord? Do what the stars do, and visit the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Beverly Hills. Forgive me Father, for I drove drunk!

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Paris should be her spiritual guide/sponsor.

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Halle Berry Preps for Giving Birth

As her February due date looms in the not-too-distant future, Halle Berry was spotted visiting a residence where she purportedly received birthing therapy.

The beautiful, academy award winning actress has plenty of support as she prepares to embark into motherhood. "I’m extremely close to my mother even though I left home when I was 17. She now lives a few blocks away from me in LA, which is great because it means we can have coffee together in the morning. If I’m going on a trip, I can just run over and pack her bag so she can come with me."

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More Radiohead news



Radiohead set for first UK Number One of 2008
Radiohead are set to claim the first Number One album of 2008 on Sunday (January 6).

Following the physical release of the band’s album ’In Rainbows’ on Monday (December 31), the Oxford-based band are on course to sell around 50,000 CDs this week, which should earn them the top spot in the UK album chart in what is traditionally a quiet week for record sales.

The album was famously released for a limited time as a download in October, and fans were allowed to name their own price. However, this meant the online release was not eligible for the British charts, and the band have refused to release information on its sales to third parties.

"No doubt many people appreciated the opportunity to download the album for free, but this demand also underlines the enduring appeal of the CD,” HMV's chart expert Gennaro Castaldo. “As true fans we love to buy and collect albums by our favourite artists in their physical form while also having the opportunity to create our favourite playlists via downloads. The simple truth is we want to have the best of both worlds - to be able to mix and match between physical and digital music, and as retailers we're doing more and more to cater to this growing trend."

It’s a thought shared by Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, who said the band would be “stark raving mad” not to release the album on CD.

Meanwhile ’X Factor’ winner Leon Jackson is expected to hang on to Number One in the UK singles chart next week with 'When You Believe'.


Thom Yorke: 'I downloaded Radiohead album for free – for my mum'
Radiohead have revealed that 15 fans paid the maximum amount for ’In Rainbows’ when the band allowed fans to name their own price for the download of the album last year.

The record was released online in October, and those wanting the record could set their own price anywhere between getting it for free or paying the upper limit the band set.

“£99.99, that was the limit we had set beforehand and until now 15 (have paid that for the album),” Thom Yorke told The Independent. “And I swear the band members are not among that 15.”

In fact Yorke has already admitted he downloaded the album for free, though today (January 3) he said he usually pays for his downloads.

“I always pay, well I got our own album from our webpage free of charge,” he explained, though claimed he did it with the best intentions.

“I wanted to play my mum the new songs and downloaded them on to her computer,” he said. “A journalist found out and he announced immediately that I wouldn’t pay for music from the internet. But why should I pay for my own possessions and in practice, just shovel my money from one pocket to the other? That’s ridiculous.”

He said that he was not bothered by the fans who downloaded the album for free but explained: “If you think our songs are no good after listening to them, that’s a pity indeed.”

source: nme.

But what about all the pretty dresses?

I was just wondering what the situation with designers and stylists is now that Awards Season could be nixed this year, and Goddess NY Time fashion critc Cathy Horyn answered for me on her blog.



Long blog posting behind the cut with info on what stars were planning to wear and how designers are handling the situation. Celeb parts bolded for those with ONTD related ADD.










Red-Carpet Crawl
By Cathy Horyn

I’ve just returned from the living room with a copy of “Happy Times,” the photo collection of gods and goddesses by Jerome Zerbe and Brendan Gill. I wanted to see, or to imagine, what the Golden Globes will look like without television cameras, scripted gags and, perhaps, the red-carpet parade of dresses. In other words, if the Globes are to go on as a closed event, without a telecast (which could well be the only alternative at this stage), will the atmosphere resemble the days when Hollywood seemed spectacularly intimate, its gods and goddesses even more remote and unearthly?
Perhaps so. Will Keira Knightley, the star of “Atonement,” who has requested a dress from Chanel, look even more glamorous if she wears something simple to the Globes ceremony and then changes for a private party? How will the actresses feel if they are dressing for a few and not a multitude, not for Joan Rivers and the pages of the “Star”? Or will there be a red-carpet waltz after all?
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source: On The Runway, Cathy Horyn's NY Times Fashion Blog
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Stewart, Colbert to return Jan. 7
Comedy Central bringing back latenight shows
By CYNTHIA LITTLETON, MICHAEL SCHNEIDER

"Truthiness" is coming back to latenight, albeit without writers.

Comedy Central confirmed Thursday that its latenight skeins "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report" will return to the air on Jan. 7, two months after going dark on the day the Writers Guild of America strike against the major studios and nets began Nov. 5.

"Daily Show" and "Colbert" will resume production a week after the skedded return of NBC's Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien, CBS' David Letterman and Craig Ferguson and ABC's Jimmy Kimmel. Their shows will also proceed without writers, unless Letterman's Worldwide Pants banner succeeds in securing an interim agreement with the guild to allow scribes for his and Ferguson's show to return to work (Daily Variety, Dec. 17).

But the prospect of working without writers is a much trickier proposition for "Daily Show" and "Colbert" -- both Stewart and Colbert are WGA members -- than it is for the other latenighters, because their formats are so script- and monologue-driven. Colbert plays a Bill O'Reilly-esque character who rails against headlines and topical issues ("Truthiness" is the character's coinage for handling factual inconsistencies in his positions) in satirical bits that are generally tightly scripted.

"We would like to return to work with our writers. If we cannot, we would like to express our ambivalence, but without our writers we are unable to express something as nuanced as ambivalence," Stewart and Colbert said in a joint statement issued Thursday afternoon.

Return of both hosts comes right as the presidential primary season kicks off; how much fun the hosts can poke at the proceedings will likely be a source of much debate.

In a statement, the WGA's west coast arm took Comedy Central to task for "forcing" the hosts back in their chairs.

"Comedy Central forcing Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert back on the air will not give the viewers the quality shows they've come to expect," the WGAW said. "The only way to get the writing staffs back on the job is for the AMPTP companies to come back to the table prepared to negotiate a fair deal with the Writers Guild."

According to insiders, trademark features like Stewart's "Headlines" and Colbert's "The Word" will obviously have to take a break since they're heavily scripted.

Instead, it appears the shows will try to work around the missing writers (and the guild rules that bar anything that's traditionally the domain of scribes) by relying heavily on pretaped segments from the field.

In many of those cases, the segments are produced and edited by non-WGA members. That would still seemingly prevent correspondents who are WGA members from participating, but it's believed that some of the show's contributors are with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, rather than the WGA. (In addition, "The Daily Show" has occasionally run pieces by individuals who are not regular contributors.)

Shows could also conceivably rerun old, pre-strike pieces. Episodes would then be rounded out by interviews -- which perhaps would be stretched out through additional commercial breaks; two guests, or perhaps a guest and a musical performance, might not be out of the question either.

Nonetheless, "The Daily Show" and "Colbert Report" won't look like their normal selves upon return.

"We continue to hold out hope for a swift resolution to the current stalemate that will enable the shows to be complete again," Comedy Central said in a statement.

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i checked lj seek and this wasn't posted. i'm wary of this writer-less colbert report.
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olympic gold medalists are celebs right?

BALTIMORE (AP) - Former Olympic gold medalist Dorothy Hamill is undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

Hamill said in a statement Friday that she is being treated at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. The prognosis is favorable, but the 51-year-old Hamill said she will miss some of the "Broadway on Ice" tour while she is having treatment. She hopes to rejoin the tour in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where the tour stops on Jan. 16-17.
With her bright smile and bubbly personality, Hamill became America's sweetheart when she won the gold medal in the 1976 Olympics. Girls across the country flocked to their hairdressers to copy her trademark wedge haircut, and a Dorothy Hamill doll came out the next year.

Hamill also was a three-time U.S. champion and won the world title in 1976. She retired shortly after, and joined the Ice Capades in 1977.

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Jay Leno could face disciplinary action from WGA

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"Tonight Show" host Jay Leno could face disciplinary action from the Writers Guild of America for writing his monologue while the nearly 2-month-old writers strike continues.

Leno, a member of the guild, met Thursday with WGA West President Patric Verrone to discuss his decision to pen his opening segment. NBC's "The Tonight Show" had resumed the taping of new shows Wednesday.

During the meeting, Leno was told that "writing for 'The Tonight Show' constitutes a violation of the [WGA] strike rules,' the WGA said in a statement.

NBC's "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" also returned this week without their writers, but the hosts of those shows -- also WGA members -- have not openly defied the union's restrictions about writing during the strike.

"[Leno] was pretty flagrant in saying he wrote his monologue," said Sherry Goldman, a spokeswoman for WGA East. "The other hosts ... found a way around it."

The WGA worked out a deal last week with Worldwide Pants, the production company of CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" and "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," to resume new shows with their writing staffs on board.

It's not yet clear what would happen to Leno if he continues to write monologues in the midst of the strike, but he could be brought before the WGA's disciplinary committee, Goldman said.

On the first night of new shows this week, Leno's show easily won its battle with Letterman, garnering a 5.3 rating and 12 audience share in the 55 largest U.S. television markets. Letterman's "Late Show" scored a 4.3 rating and 10 share.

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Fucking Leno, show some respect for your writers and your union. It's gonna be pretty awkward at the writer's table when this strike is over, huh?
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Bonnie Fuller: Britney did it all for attention



After her 16-year-old sister Jamie Lynn Spears announced that she was pregnant and commandeered world headlines, the covers of Star and numerous other celebrity news weeklies, Britney knew she would have to do something BIG!

Partying pantyless, a third pregnancy of her own, a new paparazzi boyfriend -- none of that was going to do the trick. Plus there was other tension coming from an unusual place for Britney -- the political scene. Barack, Hillary and Huckabee were doing some major attention-grabbing of their own,

Britney had to go for a doozy. And she did!

We've all seen her now being wheeled from her mansion strapped to a gurney after a close to four-hour standoff with police.

Her two little baby boys were there, K-Fed was there, bodyguards, a court monitor, hovering helicopters...again, a scene that not even the best fiction writer could make up.

I say what's really going on is Roman tragedy, even Biblical. Think, Remus and Romulus, think Cain and Abel, Issac and Ishmael, Esau and Jacob -- two siblings desperately vying for attention and power. And in the case of Brit and Jamie Lynn, it's an even tougher situation, they have their mother Lynn pushing her way into the spotlight to with her new big book deal that won't die.

So it's triplets all desperately and determinedly needing attention and Britney, a huge child star and the center of the Spears family's focus for all these years, feels she needs it the most. She needs to be Number One Daughter and she'll do whatever it takes to stay that way.

A shrink friend explained it to me like this "when you get that type of stardom at such a young age and when it feels like it's being taken away with her career on a downward slide, it's such a loss, such a void that Britney has tried to fill it.

First, "it was with having babies and they were taken away. Now her sister and mother are taking away her press spotlight. She feels like everything is being taken away."

Britney is very likely mentally unstable. Star magazine has had medical experts telling us for almost a year that she is probably bi-polar. When you have mental instability, mixed with drugs and alcohol and a feeling of loss of control, it's not hard to understand Britney's desperate measures to regain control of her power in both her personal relationships and her control of the media spotlight.

She may not be able to tell her sister and mother face to face to get the heck out of her spotlight, but sadly, she just found another effective way to do it!

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Fielder-Civil tops anti-icon list



Blake Fielder-Civil has come out on top of a new poll for the least-deserving male celebrities.

The list of "anti-icons" has been compiled by men's magazine Arena.

Talking about Fielder-Civil, the magazine said: "If your wife is partial to heroin, you should help her out by abstaining, not chanting 'plunge it down, you Zulu warrior'."

They also described Amy Winehouse's partner as the "worst husband ever".

Also on the list were chatshow host Jeremy Kyle, veteran US rocker Prince and Big Brother 8 star Ziggy Lichman.

The full list:

1. Blake Fielder-Civil
2. Banksy
3. Frank Lampard
4. Mika
5. Jeremy Kyle
6. Peter Andre
7. Ziggy Lichman
8. Prince
9. Ant and Dec
10. Richard Hammond

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Madonna's Indian New Year

Madonna and Guy Ritchie saw in the New Year in India, toasting the beginning of 2008 under the stars in a remote camp in the Rajasthani desert, entertained by a troupe of dancing horses.

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The $200,000 Indian holiday has, according to some reports, been a 'celebration' of their successful adoption of Malawian baby David Banda.

But it has also proved the perfect chance for 48-year-old to hone her horseriding skills.

The singer spent yesterday on a two-hour trek in the desert close to a 19th century fort where the family have been staying.

Sons Rocco and David – who according to social workers studying David's adoption have become best friends – followed their mother with security guards in a silver 4x4.

Riding a thoroughbred Marwari horse – bred by the ancient rulers of Rajasthan and famed for their stamina, bravery and loyalty – Madonna waved to her children before galloping off in a cloud of dust.

The singer has been enjoying a low-key family holiday since arriving in India from the Maldives on a chartered Kingfisher jet on December 31.

She celebrated the new year being entertained in the desert by traditional dancers and folk singers.

"Madonna spent New Year's Eve with her family at a wilderness camp in the desert," said Siddarth Singh, whose family owns the nearby Rohetgarh Fort where they have been staying and helped organize the entertainment.

"Madonna was comfortably dressed in Western clothes for the evening and enjoyed the dance performances along with her family."

The evening included traditional Rajasthani folk music, with performances by Langa, Manganiar and Kalbelia dancers.

"There was a dancing horse show too," added Mr Singh. "Traditional food was served at the party. Madonna had vegetable curries and fish, while her son and husband stuck to vegetables only.

"Later all of them danced with folk artistes into the wee hours. In the morning a special horse show was organized at Khandi, a village near Rohetgarh.

"Madonna and her son enjoyed the horse ride and seemed very comfortable interacting with the local people. No one even realized she was an A-list celebrity."

Madonna has had riding lessons with William Fox-Pitt, who won silver with the Great Britain team at the Athens Olympics in 2004 and has been a regular visitor to their 1,200-acre Ashcombe House estate in Wiltshire.

He helped the singer build up her confidence again after she had a fall while riding on her 47th birthday in 2005, in which she suffered three cracked ribs, a broken collarbone and a fractured hand.

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omgz she's soo hawt



The Haylie to Ashley's Hilary, Jennifer Tisdale recorded a song called "Don't You Think I'm Hot" for the new critically acclaimed smash hit Bring It On: In It To Win It. Listen to it here (don't ask about Fergie idk):

So who do you think is the better singer? Ashley or Jennifer?

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Tony Bourdain's thoughts on Food Network reshowing 'A Cook's Tour'


 

Notes From the Road ... Hawaii

By Tony on January 4, 2008 1:11 PM

By Anthony Bourdain

I was sitting poolside in Waikiki, after a hard days shoot, taking a brief break from my club sandwich and boat drink to check on my e-mail.  Michael Ruhlman had cut and pasted something for me and sent it along for my "immediate attention". It indicated under "subject" that it had originated from the Food Network and it looked like a press release, so I assumed it would be of about as much interest to me as Guy Fieri's hair styling tips or Carrot Top's breakfast preferences.  But I read a few lines and immediately almost spit up my Mai Tai:

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Jamie Lynn Spears not cancelled



Jamie Lynn Spears' 'Zoey 101' Show Staying On The Air, Program Spokesman Says

'We have not made any change to our schedule,' Dan Martinsen says; show's final season to air in February.


She's already pregnant, so what other kind of shenanigans could Jamie Lynn Spears get into? Nothing involving her show "Zoey 101," according to Nickelodeon, which set the record straight Thursday (January 3) regarding rumors the network was yanking the show in light of Spears' much-publicized situation.
"No truth to that rumor," the show's spokesman Dan Martinsen told MTV News. "We have not made any change to our schedule."
The fourth and final season of the show, which has already completed production, is set to begin airing in February. On Friday, the network will air a "Zoey 101" TV movie, "Goodbye Zoey?," that explores whether Spears' character will move to London with her parents or remain at boarding school with her friends.
In an interview with The Associated Press that appeared just before her pregnancy announcement last month in OK! Magazine, Spears hinted that the show could be continued without her — although she might have made those comments to hype the cliffhanger aspect of the episode. "I don't know, I don't know," she teased at the time. "Something definitely happens. But I guess you'll just have to wait and see what comes of it all."
The network had been considering addressing the Spears pregnancy via one of its "Nick News" children's specials, hosted by Linda Ellerbee. The special would be focusing on sex and love, but Martinsen said, "There is no Nick News special scheduled at this time."
Ellerbee told AP, "Right now what Nick is trying to do — and what I am trying to do — is figure out what is the best thing to do for kids."
Nickelodeon is owned by Viacom, MTV's parent company.


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Nikki Finke: WGA reaches deal with Tom Cruise's UA

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This is big. This is BIG! Because WGA sources just told me that its guild has clinched an "Independent Agreement" with Tom Cruise's and Paula Silver's re-started United Artists. This now means that UA has a leg up on every other Hollywood studio because it will be able to hire the striking writers.

I'm told "it's the same kind of agreement that the guild made with [David Letterman's] Worldwide Pants, But 'interim agreement' is not the right word," a WGA insider explained to me. "At the end of the day, once an overall agreement is done between the WGA and AMPTP, if the terms and conditions of that agreement are more favorable to UA, they will be able to enjoy that. This essentially means that UA has the ability to be in business with the WGA."

The official announcement will be made on Sunday in order to get maximum media coverage on Monday, I understand. My sources had no information about which UA movies stalled because of the strike might get re-started. Cruise's movies-only studio is part of MGM, which knew about the negotiations underway, I've learned.

I'm told the deal was hammered out under the utmost secrecy by UA's Paula Wagner, who has long been Cruise's producing partner, and WGA leaders Dave Young and Patric Verrone.


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Speaking of Broadway...

Broadway actor James Barbour, who once stared in the stage production of Beauty and the Beast, will serve 60 days in jail after confessing in court yesterday, in graphic detail, to having had sex with a 15-year-old aspiring actress in his dressing room.

The real shocker? That a Broadway star would have sex with a FEMALE.

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35 year old has sex with a 15 year old and gets 60 days in jail?! Some 'justice'.

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Edit #2: The gay joke is a re-word from the 2nd source and does not reflect my personal opinions !
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becks looking a little constipated?

David Beckham trained outside with the Arsenal team today, more details from The BBC here. He sported an Arsenal training kit with a Nike swoosh above his 23.

Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger told the press "We are helping him to work on his fitness and trying to keep it as quiet as possible. We don't want to make something complicated out of something that is very simple. He doesn't live far away and always loved Arsenal. That's why we help him."

Wenger added: "He's just come back from a long break and has had injuries. He will not be playing in any games and will not be registered. He is just training."

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stop with the blonde Becks! :(

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New Intimately Beckham ad for the Spring - Summer US Campaign

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Bryan Singer, Brandon Routh Leaving Superman Returns Sequel?

Scott Porter to be Superman?
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Depending on what week it is, and which rumor you believe, Bryan Singer has either spent the last year and a half preparing to buckle down and get to work on the sequel to Superman Returns, or he's continually put it off in favor of other projects. Well, now we can add a new rumor to the list: Singer won't be directing the sequel at all.
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Amy Fisher, husband promote sex tape

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Former "Long Island Lolita" Amy Fisher is joining her husband in trying to market a sex tape, saying, "I always wanted to be No. 1 at something, but I didn't think it would be something like this."

Fisher said her husband, Louis Bellera, sold the sex tape to Red Light District video of Los Angeles in August when he and Fisher were divorcing. They have since reconciled, and Fisher said she took a six-figure payout rather than fight to have the video pulled from the Internet.

As a teenager, Fisher was sent to prison for seven years for shooting Mary Jo Buttafuoco, the wife of her former lover, Joey Buttafuoco. Buttafuoco, twice her age, served time for statutory rape for having sex with a 16-year-old.

Fisher, 33, has written two books and worked as a columnist for the Long Island Press. More recently, she has appeared as a celebrity guest at various clubs.

She admits explaining what she does and why she is famous will be hard to do when her 6-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter get older.

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Kind of a blind item?

I was poking around on NYC's craigslist and found this posting for a ~~personal assistant~~ for a high profile celebrity... Who could it be? Someone should apply!!



RUN THE SHOW FOR HIGH PROFILE NEW YORKER- $65 - 85,000


Significant career opportunity to assist well-known high profile celebrity. Handle extensive travel arrangements, liaise with the Press, work on special projects, and co-ordinate personal and professional calendars. Must have excellent written & verbal skills and the ability to resolve problems independently. Professionalism and a strong work ethic required plus excellent Microsoft Office ability. GREAT position for an experienced Executive Personal Assistant capable of wearing many hats looking for that highly visible spot which requires a poised and professional demeanor and who can be very proactive. SALARY $65 - 85,000 (maybe more) + Super Benefits

PLEASE EMAIL YOUR RESUME IN A WORD FORMAT ONLY - NO OTHER FORMAT WILL BE REVIEWED.

SALARY $65 - 85,000 (maybe more) + Super Benefits + BONUS = A Great Deal


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http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/ofc/528648207.html

Trent Reznor

Trent Reznor 'disheartened' by state of music industry


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Radiohead-like business model has disappointing results for record he produced



Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor admitted that he is "disheartened" by the results of a new music business model he attempted.

As producer of rapper Saul Williams' new album 'The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust', Reznor decided to employ a similar business model to that of Radiohead, which gave listeners the option of paying nothing for a download of the album, or $5 for higher-quality MP3s.

In a posting yesterday (January 3) on Nine Inch Nails' website, Reznor revealed the sales figures, saying, "Perhaps by revealing of all our data -- our 'dirty laundry' -- we can contribute to a better solution."

Giving the background that Williams' 2004 self-titled album sold 33,897 copies, Reznor revealed the following data.

"As of 1/2/08, 154,449 people chose to download Saul's new record. 28,322 of those people chose to pay $5 for it, meaning: 18.3% chose to pay."

Reznor added: "Is it good news that less than one in five feel it was worth $5? I'm not sure what I was expecting but that percentage -- primarily from fans -- seems disheartening."

On the positive side, Reznor pointed out that they hardly spent any money marketing the album, adding, "Saul's music is in more peoples' iPods than ever before and people are interested in him. He'll be touring throughout the year and we will continue to get the word out however we can."

--By our Los Angeles staff



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http://www.nme.com/news/nine-inch-nails/33469