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Has former Presidential candidate John Edwards finally confessed to cancer-stricken wife Elizabeth that he fathered a child with mistress Rielle Hunter?

Yes, according to the National Enquirer, which broke the story if his infidelity and hounded him for a year until he was caught and forced to admit it.

Edwards made the belated admission to his wife in an effort to stop ex-lover Rielle from going public, according to the celeb gossip tabloid's sources.

While John Edwards admitted to having an affair with Rielle last August right before the Democratic National Convention, he denied fathering her child, one-year-old Frances Quinn, despite alleged evidence to the contrary.

One of his campaign workers, Andrew Young, claims to be the dad, but has gone almost entirely off the grid. Rielle Hunter has refused any DNA testing.

But is John Edwards now admitting it, at least in private?

Frances Quinn Hunter

The former U.S. Senator sprang into action when he saw how upset Rielle became over Elizabeth's forthcoming book, entitled Resilience: Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life's Adversities, which is due out in May.

"Rielle became extremely edgy, and John's afraid she might go public before Elizabeth's book comes out so she can put her story out first," a source said.

"These concerns led to John sitting down with [Elizabeth Edwards] and admitting being the baby's father. This is something Rielle had been pushing John to do for a long, long time because he initially told Elizabeth he was not the father.

"The last thing John wants is for Rielle to go public before Elizabeth's book comes out, make headlines and trigger a nasty battle between the two."

Elizabeth is rumored to have kicked John out of the house late last year over this, but that was never confirmed. Not that anyone would blame her.

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Nearly lost amid the controversy surrounding Jason Mesnick, Melissa Rycroft and Molly Malaney on The Bachelor finale and aftermath was this awesome news:

The adorable Jillian Harris - who finished in third place on the controversial installment of The Bachelor - will headline the new season of The Bachelorette!

"I am so excited," said Harris, 29, an interior designer from Canada who emerged as a dark horse candidate to become Mrs. Jason Mesnick this winter.

Showing her great sense of humor, Jillian (who also goes by "Jill") jokingly thanked Jason for giving her the chance to have 25 men compete for her love.

"It's a very unorthodox way to find love. but we are living in a world where people are doing things differently," she said. "It's a great opportunity."

"I fell in love once before and I know it's a great venue for me to fall in love again."

"Seeing what Jason went through makes you realize there's no guarantees in life," Jillian Harris added. "I only hope I make the right choice the first time."

Referencing her dad's reaction on her hometown date, Jillian also made one promise about the new season: "I don't need my dad to see any more hot tub scenes."

As The Bachelorette star Jillian follows DeAnna Pappas, who infamously rejected Jason Mesnick on The Bachelor finale after being spurned herself by Brad Womack on the previous Bachelor finale. It's the circle of life, Bachelor style.

The Bachelor and The Bachelorette host-pimp, the great Chris Harrison, said that Harris has "really captured America's heart and the groundswell of support for her to become the new Bachelorette was overwhelming."

We can certainly see why. Click to enlarge more Jillian Harris pics:

  • Jason and Jillian Eat Hot Dogs
  • Jason, Molly, Melissa and Jillian
  • Jason Mesnick, Jillian Harris
  • Jason Mesnick, The Bachelor Girls
  • Jason and Jillian on The Bachelor
  • Jillian Harris Pic
  • Jillian Harris, Jason Mesnick

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In case her spot-on impressions of Sarah Palin, along with her Emmy Award-winning performance on 30 Rock, weren't enough to prove that Tina Fey is the funniest woman on the planet, consider this:

She made us laugh at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night.

It certainly wasn't the awkward, stiff host that elicited guffaws from our staff.

Instead, it was Fey's admission that her three-year old daughter is responsible for many hilarious 30 Rock quotes, most notably Liz Lemon's catchphrase: "I want to go to there."

In the clip above, Fey also previews a possible future catchphrase for a character on the sitcom.

Evidently, after asking her child if she were finished with a lollipop a couple weeks ago, the actress' daughter replied: "No, mommy, I wanna have a lot of suck tonight."

Fey thinks it's a good line for Tracy Morgan. We agree. Or maybe for Megan Hauserman.

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Holly Madison went from a wrinkly old man (Hugh Hefner) to a shady, womanizing illusionist (Criss Angel).

So, who is next in line for the former Playboy Bunny to date? No one!

Photo of Holly

"I'm never dating anybody again," she told People Magazine this week. "I don't need a man. I'm really happy with myself and being with my friends."

Madison still won't reveal the details behind her split with the Angel. But she has moved back to Los Angeles after having spent most of the previous four months living with her former boy toy in Las Vegas.

"I'm focused on forwarding my career," Holly said. "I'm working on producing my own shows. Girls Next Door was a great place to start but it was somebody else's show. I'm just ready to move on."

Madison's former co-stars have already done so:

Bridget Marquardt is hosting her own Travel Channel show, Bridget's Sexiest Beaches, which debuts on March 12; while Kendra Wilkinson will anchor a reality show this summer that chronicles her wedding to Hank Baskett.

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After appearing yesterday on The Late Show David Letterman, U2 was honored with the temporary renaming of a portion of W. 53rd Street in New York City.

On the day the band released its twelfth studio album, No Line on the Horizon, NYC residents could drive down U2 Way. Group members (from left) Adam Clayton, Bono, The Edge and Larry Mullen, Jr. proudly display the street signs below:

Did U2 deserve this recognition? Probably. The band has contributed an enormous amount to music and the world in general, via Bono's charity work.

But it got us to wondering: what other celebrities deserve to have a street named after them?

A spurned contestant from The Bachelor? A singer with no self-constraint, common sense or morality? A star of The Hills? You tell us!

Who should have a street named after him/her next?

 

  • Awaiting the Final Rose?
  • Packin' on Pounds

From Melissa Rycroft to Lauren Conrad, multiple celebrities are making a case for their very own street. Who deserves to follow in the footsteps of U2?

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"You've got to be joking!"

This is how The Bachelor host-pimp Chris Harrison says he reacted when Jason Mesnick told him that he changed his mind and wanted to end things with the winner, Melissa Rycroft, and reconcile with runner-up Molly Malaney.

The shocking "After the Final Rose" special, in which Jason dumped Melissa for Molly, sparked controversy, outrage, big ratings and unanswered questions.

Did the producers know? Did they orchestrate the whole thing?

Both Harrison and The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss spoke out about it in the aftermath, and the short version is that Jason legitimately did change his mind (for reasons still unknown), but the public exchange was a total ratings stunt.

Jason Mesnick Decides ...

A contemplative Jason Mesnick ponders ruining Melissa Rycroft's life.

Here are some quotes from The Bachelor powers that be ...

They were just as shocked as we were: "When we left New Zealand, we were high-fiving, thinking this is great, 'People are going to love this guy and love the story,'" Chris Harrison recalls. "I talked to Jason when we got back, and things were going great. And then the next thing I hear, the producers are saying, 'He wants another shot with Molly.' And I just said, 'You've got to be kidding me!' We were all blown away."

Not their idea: "People think we wanted to pull this stunt, but we didn't!" Harrison says. "This isn't good for us. I mean, the ratings were insane and all that, but we would have much rather had him end up with Melissa and have them get married. In the long run, that's a better story for us and for the fans."

Seriously, not their idea: “It was [Jason's] choice in New Zealand who he proposed to,” says Fleiss. “But after the show wrapped, he was not in love with Melissa anymore and instead he was in love with Molly and needed to make a change.”

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Forget Rachel Getting Married.

The photos below are examples of Anne Hathaway Getting Hot!

The lovely, talented actress was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in the aforementioned movie. And deservedly so.

After checking out the following pics of Hathaway in GQ Russia, meanwhile, many readers may nominate her to star in their fantasies tonight. You threw this away for a bit of money laundering and fraud, Raffaello Follieri?!?

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Hathaway the Hottie

Click on the Anne Hathaway photos above for larger shots of this beautiful actress.

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Britney Spears' big Circus tour kicked off last night in New Orleans. Below are some reactions to her much-anticipated performance from around the country ...

"Despite some stumbles and several numbers in which her dancing was no more than adequate, Spears can safely call this performance a success." - L.A. Times

"Amid the spectacle, it's impossible to tell how much of the singing is real, but the crowd - female, mostly late teens to mid-20s, with super-short babydoll frocks the uniform du jour - couldn't have cared less." - USA Today

"Acrobats twirled as Spears sang and danced, showing off her toned body with flirty, seductive moves. She got frisky with two male dancers as she performed 'Touch of My Hand' while sporting a blindfold." - Associated Press

"Fans from nearby towns like Lafayette and places like Jackson, Mississippi, are carrying signs, singing Britney tunes, having impromptu dance-offs and letting anyone within earshot know that 'it’s Britney, bitch.'" - nola.com

"The nearly sold-out 19,000-seat arena broke out into an explosion of screams as Spears performed 'Toxic' and 'Baby One More Time' back-to-back." - People

"In addition to the many bells and whistles promised by her manager, magician, stylist, makeup artist, random folks, etc., Spears' desire to do good and make up for lost time was palpable, and that alone made for a thrilling experience." - E! Online

"On stage, Spears looked fit and dazzling dressed as a ringmaster as she performed more than a dozen songs in a parade of skimpy costumes." - Reuters

"She brought the circus to her hometown, and it was a success. It probably just would've benefited from a little more Britney Spears, that's all." - MTV

"Ahhhhhh Britney!" - concert-goer via Twitter

That about sums it up. Click to enlarge lots more photos from last night's show and other promotional Britney Spears pictures for the Circus tour ...

  • Freaky Circus
  • A Scary Britney
  • High-Wire Act
  • Britney Spears Circus Outfit
  • Everytime
  • Suggestive Circus
  • Best Circus Ever
  • SuperBritney
  • Very Bad Cop
  • Shakin' That Booty
  • Britney Spears as a Cop
  • Star of the Circus
  • Britney on an Umbrella
  • One For the Scrapbook
  • Britney Spears, Porn Star
  • Britney Spears in Concert

[Photo Credits: Splash News Online]

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Well, not her specifically.

But five days after Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady got married at an intimate ceremony, the model's grandfather - the first family member to confirm the wedding on the record - put any doubts about the disputed story to rest.

"Marriage is a natural thing that happens in people's lives," said Walter Bundchen to the Brazilian magazine, Quem, on Tuesday.

"I wanted so much to see her married!"

Tom Brady will he hittin' his top tight end regularly.

The wedding - which began at dusk Thursday - was "small and intimate," a source said, adding that guests mostly consisted of their immediate families.

Brady's 18-month-old son with ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan, John, was also present. Bridget reportedly sat at home with a Patriots voodoo doll.

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Lil Rounds accomplished two impressive feats last night:

  1. She became the prohibitive favorite on season eight of American Idol;
  2. She made Paula Abdul seem witty.

Following an incredible performance  by Rounds (pictured below) of Mary J. Blige's "Be Without You," the rarely-coherent judge said: "I think we'll be seeing you in the next rounds... and the next rounds... and the next!"

Considering the low bar Abdul sets for herself, this was winning material. That sentiment could actually be applied to the entire third group of American Idol semifinalists.

Following a pair of lackluster audition episodes, almost every contestant last night broguth his/her A-game. Among the best:

  • Simon Cowell actually compared Von Smith to Clay Aiken following his rendition of “You’re All I Need to Get By” by Marvin Gaye.
  • Felicia Barton didn't make the judges regret casting her as a semifinal replacement, as Kara said she was full of attitude and stage presence during her performance of “No One” by Alicia Keys.
  • All the judges loved Scott MacIntyre. He sang “Mandolin Rain” by Bruce Hornsby and Kara responded by saying he moves mountains when he steps on that stage.
  • Jorge Nunez broke down in tears following a universally-praised performance of “Don’t Let the Sun go Down on Me” by Elton John.

Who was your favorite semifinalist? Click on the photo below for pics of each aspiring singer from last night...

  • Kendall Beard, American Idol
  • Scott MacIntyre, Audition Pic
  • Felicia Barton, Semifinal Audition
  • Nathaniel Marshall
  • Give Kristen One Reason
  • Photo of Arianna Afsar
  • Singing Smith