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It's been rumored for weeks, after a contestant from the yet-to-be-taped show spilled the beans (as did our man Reality Steve), and now it's been confirmed:

Jake Pavelka will be the next star of The Bachelor!

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Brittney Gammel, a Learjet pilot, told a Tennessee radio station that the show's 14th season begins taping in November and that Jake is handing out roses.

Looks like she was right.

“I’ve dated some really amazing girls, but I’ve never been successful at finding that one girl,” he says. “I saw how the whole thing came together with Jillian. I saw how the process works and I believe in it. That’s a unique way to meet somebody.”

Jake Pavelka, who did some acting earlier in life as Jake Landrum, is best known for being a commercial jet pilot - and for being sooooo nice and handsome!

Jake Pavelka's Bachelor announcement came Tuesday night from ABC.

If you are not familiar with The Bachelor or Jake, he hails from Dallas, and was one of the contestants on The Bachelorette last season, featuring Jillian Harris.

Jake made it kind of far but failed to win Jillian's heart. He did, however, win praise - and no small amount of criticism - when he returned to the show after being sent packing to warn Jillian about fellow contestant Wes Hayden's intentions.

Basically, Jake said Wes had a girlfriend named Laurel Kagay back home and was a liar. So he's either a rat or a liar, but some people lauded Jake's heroics.

In any case, he beat out fellow Jillian castoffs Reid Rosenthal and Kiptyn Locke for the job (Ed Swiderski was picked as the winner). So ... goooo Jake!

Are you excited to see Jake Pavelka as The Bachelor?

 

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It's been a rough couple of months for Dr. Conrad Murray.

Not only is he likely responsible, at least in part, for the death of the world's most popular entertainer, but he's being sued for back child support! Rough!

Regarding his ongoing child support case, the doc says he and his new lawyer are determined to make all non Michael Jackson-related problems go away.

Problems he can make go away, that is.

Murray only has four more days to report to a Las Vegas court before a judge will issue a bench warrant for his arrest for missing a child support hearing.

Conrad was a no-show October 7.

His new lawyer, Chris Aaron, says that MJ's personal dcotor is desperately trying to work out a "temporary resolution" with the District Attorney's office.

Aaron says Murray has a perfectly good explanation for going MIA, saying, "It was not intentional missing his court date - it was simply an oversight. Dr. Murray has every intention of resolving and taking care of his personal responsibilities."

Murray is accused of stiffing baby mama Nenita Malibiran out of $13,311.47 in payments for their 10-year-old son. That will get you in serious trouble.

But not as much as when you fuel Michael Jackson with Propofol, a powerful anesthesia which the L.A. County Coroner says killed the music icon.

A criminal case could be imminent.

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Jon Gosselin has been ordered to return a staggering $180,000 he took from a joint account he shares with estranged wife Kate in violation of a arbitrator's order.

Kate alleged that Jon cleaned out the account of more than $200,000 (her story kept changing, and the amount increasing, to $235,000), leaving her destitute.

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Jon said he withdrew only $22,000, which was clearly a lie, and also accused his ex of fabricating that she can't pay bills when she herself is hiding $1 million.

According to Kate's lawyer, Mark Momjian, "The remaining sum of $55,000, which Ms. Gosselin used for household bills and expenses relating to the children, will be subject to further determination by the arbitrator at a later date."

Kate Gosselin said in a statement, "As difficult as this has been for me, I am pleased that the court has ruled fairly on behalf of myself and my children."

"Now that this matter has been ruled on, I look forward to returning to private arbitration, as Jon and I have agreed to do, to resolve any remaining issues."

This picture was taken in court today. Just kidding!

Speaking on behalf of Team Jon was his lawyer, Mark Heller.

"All of the attorneys on both sides worked very hard. We are all very pleased with the outcome of the court proceeding and the arbitration session," he said, putting on an act. "We are very hopeful that there will soon be a resolution."

Jon is thus required to give back that cash by October 26 - the next time they two are back in court - or appear before the judge for a contempt proceeding.

In response to Jon's allegations that Kate is hoarding massive sums, the judge also ordered Kate to provide accounting of past expenses by the same date.

Today's Jon and Kate circus at the Montgomery County courthouse featured an oddball cast that included the Kate Plus 8 principals, a small army of lawyers, an arbitrator, a judge, Kate's omnipresent bodyguard and others.

Michael Lohan was even there to show support for his new BFF.

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Don't hold your breath, Helen Harris-Scott.

The random nut job, who once claimed Michael Jackson communicated with her through his music, has just filed a creditor's claim against his estate, naturally.

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Mo' money, mo' problems, a wise man said.

Helen Harris-Scott filed the creditor's claim in L.A. County Superior Court on Friday, demanding an insane amount of money. Woman wants $50 million. Really.

Michael Jackson was an eccentric guy, and had myriad personal problems. But he's got nothing on the random wackos trying to grab a piece of his mammoth estate.

This isn't the woman's first legal battle with Jackson, either. Nor is it the first one she's likely to lose, or the first she probably concocted after a few too many drinks.

Helen Harris-Scott filed a lawsuit against Michael in 2006, claiming Jackson installed a tracking device in her car, wiretapped her phone and even had "organized criminals watching me inside my house in L.A. and reporting to him."

We're gonna guess that didn't happen.

Helen wanted $100 million from Michael Jackson then. She must be doing better for herself lately, since this time around, she's only asking for half that amount.

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Yesterday, we reported that Vivid is putting out a Shauna Sand sex tape, but that Shauna is lawyering up, claiming they don't have permission to release it.

She admits it is just one of many sex tapes she has made with her current boyfriend, who we're pretty sure is Romain Chavent. Vivid says it's got the rights.

"We were approached by a third party with the footage" and are "comfortable with our legal position releasing the footage," the entertainment company stated.

Shauna's own stepdaughter, Shayne Lamas, called her out on this obvious PR stunt, the likes of which we have seen and reported on countless times before.

Anyone can see the footage from this "private" Shauna Sand video is of superior quality than some movies and TV shows, and the still photos are airbrushed.

Shauna Sand: HOT!!

Shauna Sand: Shameless staged sex tape star.

As the old adage goes, if a camera crew films you from multiple angles and you stare blankly at their lenses, as if the guy isn't even there, is it even a sex tape?

In any case, we're pretty sure that soon enough, we'll be asked to remove the pictures because we are violating her right to privacy or some such nonsense.

It's a flimsy legal claim, as she clearly wants us to see her getting violated in an entirely different way, but we'll comply because it's not worth the legal fees.

Don't ask us who wants to see this anyway. It's Shauna Sand. You can do better. Seriously. Think Heidi Montag, but like 15 years (and plastic surgeries) later.

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    Taylor Swift wins so many awards, it's gotta be getting hard to keep track of where to put them all. The American Music Awards should add to her haul.

    Having already received multiple nominations for the Grammys, CMAs and MTV VMAs, the country star has been nominated for five more honors. Woo!

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    Swift, 19, received five American Music Awards nods, including favorite female country music artist, favorite female pop artist and artist of the year.

    Note to certain rappers this time around: don't mess with Taylor!

    The late Michael Jackson, who passed away June 25, was another top nominee, with five nominations, followed by rapper Eminem, who nabbed four.

    Hopefully the AMAs go more smoothly than the VMAs for Taylor Swift.

    Beyonce, the Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, Kings of Leon and T.I. each received three nods. We just hope that Kanye West doesn't decide to show up.

    Paula Abdul, Adam Lambert and Snoop Dogg revealed the nominees and the live lineup, including Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, and the Black Eyed Peas.

    For the first time in the show's history, fans will bdetermine the final four nominees of the T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist Award by voting on ABC.com.

    Among those considered for the category are Kings of Leon, Lady Gaga, Gloriana, the Zac Brown Band, Keri Hilson and Jermiah. Should be close!

    The AMAs will air live on Sunday, November22, at 8 p.m. EST.

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    Leighton Meester, who scored a big hit in tandem with Cobra Starship on "Good Girls Go Bad" this summer, is now singing about finding "Somebody to Love."

    Her new track debuted this morning on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM show.

    "I really wanted to make something completely different than anything that's on the radio right now," Leighton told Ryan, and she may have succeeded.

    "I feel like it's dancey and fun, but still laid-back, relaxed, moody and sexy."

    Also featuring Robin Thicke, the track is the first single off the Gossip Girl actress' upcoming album, which she hopes will be released by the end of the year.

    Check it out and see what you think ...

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    Paris Hilton apparently bought a pet mini-pig recently.

    We know. This is as terrible an idea as you think it is.

    Rightfully assuming the poor little creature will be neglected and treated like crap, PETA has fired off a statement calling the ho-tel heiress "wretched example" by treating animals like they're "as disposable as her friends and fiances."

    BURN!

    PETA continues of Paris: "The Chihuahuas, ferrets, and kinkajous she's paraded through her home in the past were not accessories, and pot-bellied pigs aren't either."

    Doug Reinhardt definitely is, at least.

    We gotta agree with PETA for the first time ever here. Any dumbass who says she won't get swine flu because she doesn't eat pork clearly lacks the mental capacity to care for defenseless living creatures. Or to finish the 11th grade.

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    BOO! OINK! AWW: Little teacup piglets gather in a jack-o-lantern, just in time for Halloween! So cute. Sadly, the thought of one living with Paris is frightful.

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    Flanked by their respective lawyers, Jon Gosselin both arrived in court at 8:30 a.m. EST this morning and spent about an hour inside chambers before leaving.

    They first met with an arbitrator but were unable to strike a deal about how  to divvy up their money, which has become quite the point of contention of late.

    Then they went before a judge, who told the parents of eight to try again with an independent arbitrator (which they already tried, and landed them here).

    Kate had said she wants alimony from Jon, who says she's the thief.

    The Gosselins are due back in court October 26.

    Jon and Kate's legal camps hoped to hash out various financial matters, including Kate's request for temporary spousal and child support and, not incidentally, her claims that Jon yoinked $235,000 from their joint account in one week.

    Jon fired back with allegations that Kate took out $60,000 from their joint account this year without permission ... and that there's over $1 million that hasn't been properly accounted for, largely stemming from her book royalties.

    A few weeks ago, after a round of tabloid accusations had him going to town on nanny Stephanie Santoro, Jon tried to put the brakes on divorce proceedings until after they actually had a chance to work together on things. But alas.

    Jon then decided that having his kids star in a TV show, which now happens to be named Kate Plus 8, is no longer smart, and demanded TLC cease production.

    Pick your side!

     

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    Fox NFL Sunday, the network's weekly pregame show, is not funny.

    It's as if the hosts try to offer as little insight as possible, while they sit around and laugh at each other's jokes, which they try to make as unfunny as possible.

    Nevertheless, you have to give the football pundits credit for this cartoon spoof from last Sunday, which mocks their own show as well as the Dallas Cowboys.

    Head Coach Wade Phillips, quarterback Tony Romo and his ex-girlfriend Jessica Simpson are among those ridiculed, and let's just say Fox was far from subtle.

    Of Jessica's weight gain, running back Marion Barber jokes, "I can't believe Tony dated Jessica Simpson, even after she blew up bigger than Flozell Adams!"

    Flozell, BT-Dubs, is an tackle for Dallas who tips the scales at 340.

    Pretty rough. Here's the clip from Sunday's pregame show ...

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