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Bruce Springsteen may be the Boss to everyone else, but the rock icon's kids are more enamored with another singer... Nick Lachey.

So when the still happily-married Springsteen ran into the ex of Jessica Simpson at the Jingle Ball, he made sure to introduce himself - and get a piece of him, the New York Post reports.

Clarence Clemons and Bruce Springsteen

"[Springsteen] ran across the crowd to gush over Nick and hugged him - so he could go home and tell his daughter, Jessica Rae, he 'got action from Nick,'" an eyewitness says.

"Apparently, she's completely in love with Nick and Bruce wanted to give her an early Christmas gift by relaying the story to her."

Looks like Vanessa Minnillo has some competition! Not that we can blame Bruce or his daughter. Unless she also likes Ashlee Simpson - then we're so gonna be in a fight.

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He may have been closer to naughty than nice this year, Santa, but we wouldn't mess with Snoop Dogg if we were you. Just bring the rapper whatever he wants.

You do not wanna be lumped in with Suge Knight on the Dogg's Christmas hit list. Trust us on that one.

Snoop Dogg on the Red Carpet

Of course, Santa himself has really been making the rounds recently.

We've seen him with a pissed off - and really thin - Nicole Richie. He's also hung out with Sienna Miller and Katharine McPhee.

Who knows where the ho, ho, ho train will stop next? And, no, for once we aren't talking about Paris Hilton and Britney Spears.

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It's okay, Tara Conner. Let the tears flow.

Just don't dip them in alcohol and ingest them.

The embattled Miss USA was given a second chance by Donald Trump on Monday and couldn't hide her emotions at the press conference. She may be equally moved to know that one person is shockingly in her corner: grandma.

"I'm really happy for her, and I'm really proud of her," Lois Conner told People magazine from her home in Russell Springs, Ky, on Tuesday evening. "I think she made a nice statement, and Mr. Trump did too."

Awww. So while Tomiko Nash is plotting Tara's demise, it should be comforting to know that at least someone is by her side.

Lois Conner refused comment on her granddaughter's going into rehab, but as for the allegations of unreliable and even disgraceful behavior that had surrounded Tara, she said:

"I didn't believe them. I heard a lot of things that I knew were not true. It's just not her."

Really, Lois? Have you seen this Tara Conner picture? It tells a different story.

Meanwhile, Tara's ex-boyfriend, Mike Satsky, who owns the club Stereo, said: "She will do well in rehab. She is a smart girl with a good head on her shoulders."

We're pulling for you, Tara! Go hang a Keith Urban poster on your bedroom wall and get inspired.

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Those behind ABC's Dancing with the Stars may need to start handing out numbers. Celebrities are waiting in line to be chosen for the reality competition.

The latest Dancing hopefuls? Joey Fatone and Sarah "Fergie" Ferguson, the Duchess of York.

No, not Stacy "Fergie" Ferguson. Focus, people!

In the case of Fatone, the former Justin Timberlake bandmate let Orlando-based Real Radio 104.1 know that he wants to compete in the reality competition â€" though he previously turned down producers' requests three times.

So why the change of heart?

"It's kind of popular now," said Fatone, who has also performed on Broadway in Rent and is currently starring in Little Shop of Horrors.

Fatone also said he'd welcome the challenge - but we can't help but wonder: isn't he a trained dancer? Mario Lopez received some flak for that and he wasn't even in a boy band.

Ferguson, meanwhile, has told TV's Inside Edition that she, too, would "quite like to go on Dancing with the Stars," where, she said, "I'd like them to teach me the tango."

A spokesman for the network told the Associated Press that the fourth season's roster of celebrities will be announced later. We hope Anne Hathaway is included.

Just because.

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At The Hollywood Gossip, we tend to gear our postings towards celebrity news, rumors and the like. Nothing makes us happier than the ongoing Tara Conner drama, the latest Britney Spears pictures detailing the escapades of America's favorite train wreck, or a random paternity suit filed against Mel Gibson.

But sometimes, we have to post things just because. Even if they aren't really news. Most recently, we paid tribute to Eva Longoria in this fashion. This time, we have a pair of Anne Hathaway pictures that we came across. Taken from the new issue of Vanity Fair, they were simply too outstanding to pass up. So enjoy... just because.

Oh, Dear!

It's nice to see a photo spread of someone like Anne Hathaway, who, in addition to being so unspeakably, naturally beautiful, has actual talent. Shocking, we know. Essentially, she's the polar opposite of Ashlee Simpson, and we look forward to more films featuring her (not to mention magazine articles).

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If you've seen those American Express commercials, you're aware that the life goal of Ellen DeGeneres was to work with animals.

We don't know if Famke Janssen can say the same thing, but she's standing up for our four-legged friends nonetheless.

Unlike other celebrities that have felt the wrath of PETA - Beyonce and Madonna come to mind - the X-Men actress is starring in ads that ask people to protects pets around the world.

While The Hollywood Gossip staff does believe there are more important issues out there than animal safety, you can't blame a hot actress for making her views known.

When we look at certain famous people and their dogs, you can't help but love them, too.

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Apparently, if you're Britney Spears, you think that you can have your greasy man-cake and shove it in your estranged ex's face, too.

According to In Touch Weekly, the Britinator dialed up K-Fed's cell to ask how he's doing... and if he has, by any chance, seen any good Britney Spears pictures lately.

Sexy Spears

Specifically, pictures of her sucking massive amounts of face with new boy toy and quote-unquote music producer J.R. Rotem (below).

Britney proceeded to brag about a sexual escapade she'd just had with J.R. What's more, Britney has reportedly been taunting Kevin Federline about his new and significantly less-impressive financial status.

"It was really bad," says an eyewitness. "[Britney] just started pushing his buttons ... he started screaming at her."

Man. Hopefully Kevin can channel some of his obvious rage when he goes up against John Cena in a WWE Raw title match on New Year's Day.

Otherwise... well, this is the just kind of grating bull$h!t that can make a disturbed guy go O.J. Simpson on his ex-wife. If he did it, of course.

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Forget launching a solo career.

Forget giving birth.

Gwen on the Red Carpet

Those challenges were nothing for Gwen Stefani.

At least not compared to the drawn out demolition of the hair edifice the singer initially erected on December 4 at the Billboard Music Awards.

This was a creation more outlandish than the pink 'do Rachel McAdams is now rockin.

But Gwen isn't the only one in her family to go against the style status quo.

Have you seen Kingston these days?

The tyke is bringing back the mohawk, essentially challenging Maddox Jolie-Pitt for for hair-spiking supremacy.

Which celebrity baby will win out?

It's hard to say.

In the meantime, check out these pictures from Us Magazine of Gwen's hairy evolution.

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The troubled and refugee-like Nicole Richie has stepped down as host of a Las Vegas New Year's Eve party following her DUI arrest last week.

What a Cute Baby

The party girl confessed to cops she was high on marijuana and Vicodin (to treat menstrual cramping, of course) when she was spotted driving the wrong way on a California freeway and taken into custody.

This widely-circulated and somewhat sexy Nicole Richie mug shot followed.

The scandal is not Nicole's first run-in with the law, and comes after a year full of allegations of eating disorders and a generally unhealthy lifestyle. As a result, she felt it best to cancel her planned appearance at Tangerine night club in Sin City.

She'll be replaced, of course, by Dave Navarro.

Steve Davidovici, of Pure Management Group, which runs the club, says:

"We love Nicole Richie and we wish her the best. We hope to bring her back in the future."

We love Nicole and wish her the best as well. Our advice to her? Stay the hell away from Paris Hilton and make regular trips to the grocery store. A basic list like that will go a long way.

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Stop us if you've heard this before: Eminem and Kim Mathers are getting divorced.

The couple, who has been married to each other twice - and therefore have a long way to go until they reach Pamela Anderson / Kid Rock status - reached an out-of-court settlement during a hearing at Macomb County Circuit Court on Tuesday.

A Popular Guy

The pair agreed to share custody of their daughter, Hailie Jade Scott, who turns 11 on Christmas Day. Perhaps that was what Eminem was confiding to 50 Cent about recently. Or maybe they were comparing glocks.

It's not clear if Kim was granted the financial support and attorney fees she'd been seeking from the rapper, whose real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III. It's also not clear if Eminem actually did tang Mariah Carey for awhile, but we're gonna take his word for it.

It IS clear, though, that Mariah should shut up about Mary Carey. Leave her and her abnormally sized boobs alone!

Anyway, we may be digressing.

In the end, Eminem and Kim were married on Jan. 14 for the second time. Less than three months later, Eminem filed for divorce. Their first marriage lasted from 1999 to 2001.