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Captain Phil Harris of the Cornelia Marie on Deadliest Catch has died.

Sons Jake and Josh Harris broke the news on the Discovery Channel show's official site, where updates on Harris had been posted since his January 30 stroke.

"It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our dad - Captain Phil Harris. Dad has always been a fighter and continued to be until the end. For us and the entire crew, he was someone who never backed down."

"We will forever remember and celebrate that strength. Thanks to everyone for their thoughts and prayers. - Jake and Josh Harris"

Harris, who was 53, was based out of Seattle, suffered a stroke during an offload of crab. He was found unconscious in a stateroom, was airlifted to Anchorage for 12 grueling hours of surgery, then placed in a medically induced coma.

R.I.P. Phil Harris with sons Josh and Jake.

He had shown signs of improvement last week, squeezing hands and even telling his doctors and nurses, in his signature gruff style, to not "f--k things up."

Phil Harris, a fisherman for 32 years, was a co-owner of the Cornelia Marie, which he'd captained for 18 years; Jake and Josh work on the ship as deck hands.

Fans reached out Tuesday night on the show's message boards, where comments have been posted since Phil Harris fell ill, offering condolences to the family.

The Discovery Channel said in a statement that Phil "more than someone on our TV. Phil was a devoted father and loyal friend to all who knew him. We will miss his straightforward honesty, wicked sense of humor and enormous heart."

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Nancy Kerrigan's father's death late last month has been ruled a homicide, according to the Middlesex County (Mass.) Chief Medical Examiner.

According to the findings, Daniel Kerrigan died from cardiac dysrhythmia after suffering a neck injury during a physical altercation at his home.

The Coroner reports that the 70-year-old Daniel suffered a cartilage fracture to the larynx area, which was exacerbated by heart disease.

As we previously reported, Nancy's brother Mark Kerrigan faces one charge of assault and battery on an elder with serious bodily injury.

Nancy Kerrigan won medals in figure skating at the '92 and '94 Olympics/

The investigation continues, with no word on whether prosecutors will now up the charges against Mark, but the family is displeased with the coroner's report.

The family lawyer, Tracy Miner, says "The Kerrigan family is extremely disappointed that the medical examiner would release a cause of death without having all of the relevant facts. We believe this finding to be premature and inaccurate."

The Kerrigans are also standing by Mark Kerrigan - who was arrested and charged with assault and battery after - saying, "The Kerrigan family does not blame anyone for the unfortunate death of Dan Kerrigan, who had a pre-existing heart condition."

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We never thought we'd see the day, but of all the Snooki pictures we've seen, this is one we can actually say does not make her look trashy or ridiculous!

Rather, she just looks pulled together and maybe - maybe! - even attractive. We don't want to push our luck, but the proof is in the Jersey Shore pudding.

Mugler Shot

Us Weekly celebrity fashion director Sasha Charnin Morrison and Inside Edition recently paired up to dress Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi down, and they succeeded.

The final result: a glam, pulled together pony tail, low-key makeup and a tasteful shift dress. She didn't really take well to it, but we think that's a plus.

"I feel like my grandmother!" whines Snooki, half-seriously. "I wouldn't be caught dead in this outfit. If I had to go to court, I'd wear this. That's about it."

Snooki cleans up nice. Who knew?

No doubt Emilio Antonio prefers Snooks in her traditional attire - absurd hair poof, far too revealing dress, no underwear - but he'll have to settle for classy this once.

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White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs took a blatant shot at former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin today. You could say it was an open-handed slap of sorts.

Robert Gibbs addressed the press corps this afternoon with a mini grocery list on his hand. The ingredients: Eggs, Milk, Bread (crossed out), Hope, Change.

The President of the United States

This was a response to Palin using crib notes while reciting her speech and laying into President Obama at the National Tea Party convention in Nashville.

Because you really need to write down "I'm proud to be an American!" - her #1 political position - on your hand. Is memorization that hard? You betcha!

Robert Gibbs mocks Sarah Palin's "notes" from Sunday night.

Pretty funny, really, when you consider she rips Obama for using a Teleprompter. Also funny? In her Q&A, she really went off-message ... or off-English.

Make no mistake, the White House didn't appreciate Palin's cheap shots, and the administration isn't kidding when it talks about fighting back harder.

After all, Palin hates their agenda even more than Levi Johnston!

If this continues, it's going to get pretty stormy in D.C., and not just because the city's about to get slammed by a second blizzard in less than a week.

Should Sarah Palin run for president?

 

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The full autopsy report on the late Michael Jackson shed light on the King of Pop like never before - and the results are probably even stranger than you're thinking.

If you've seen any Michael Jackson pictures from, say, the last 20 years, you knew there was weird stuff going on there. So weird we don't even have to elaborate.

Michael, Paris and Prince Jackson

The pop icon's death last June not only ignited waves of new and rekindled interest in his musical legacy, but posed dozens of questions about his bizarre lifestyle.

Some notable items gleaned from the 51-page coroner's report, which was released Monday and is based on both MJ's autopsy and a postmortem home search:

  1. Jackson was telling the truth when he said his odd skin color shift stemmed from Vitiligo, a condition resulting in white patches appearing on dark skin.
  2. While his Vitiligo was real, his hair was not. MJ's hair "was sparse" and connected to a wig. His real hair was short and curly; the wig long and straight.
  3. Michael had eyeliner, lips and eyebrows permanently tattooed.
  4. There are 61 photos were taken of Jackson's body before and during the procedure - way more than you see taken by examiners on CSI or NCIS.
  5. Most significantly, in light of the charges against Dr. Conrad Murray, standards for administering Propofol were not met: "recommended equipment for patient monitoring, precision dosing and resuscitation was not present."

You don't have to be a coroner to have figured #5 out.

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Lil Wayne is off to prison. But first, dude needs to get his grill fixed.

After giving the judge in his weapons possession case a mouthful (har har), Weezy won a temporary reprieve from prison, where he was supposed to be sent today.

His one-year-term was to begin at today's sentencing, but it didn't. That's because Lil Wayne has to go to the dentist to fix all the bull$h!t going on in his mouth.

The judge won't throw him in the can until his surgery is complete.

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GRILLED: The judge in Lil Wayne's case fought him tooth and nail.

But this will be the rapper's last oral (har har!) argument. The judge said no more excuses on March 2, when Wayne shows up for sentencing ... for real this time.

The frequent baby daddy was already planning a T.I.-like farewell, having sent one final message to his fans via his Ustream page: "Don't forget about me!"

On what was to be his final night of freedom for a year (he's now got 20 more), he told his online supporters simply: "I really, really, really, really love you."

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The civil lawsuit stemming from a scuffle between annoying celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton and a hot-tempered Black Eyed Peas manager has been dropped.

A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge agreed Tuesday to dismiss the lawsuit, brought by Hilton against Liborio Molina after the two sides agreed on a settlement.

A criminal assault charge against Molina was also dropped.

Perez Hilton Getting Punched

HAD IT COMING: A photo of the melee in which Perez's clock was cleaned.

In November, Molina formally apologized to Hilton for kicking his ass outside a Toronto nightclub following the Much Music Video Awards in June 2009.

The violence occured after the blogger (real name is Mario Lavandeira), admittedly exchanged heated comments with Will.i.am earlier that night.

The Peas were upset at Perez's negative coverage of them. Hilton, who is openly gay, referred to will.i.am as a f****t. The punches began flying.

As part of the agreement, Molina made a donation to the city's Red Door Family Shelter and agreed not to contact Perez Hilton except through their lawyers, not to carry any weapons for 12 months and not go near the club where the fight occurred.

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Rihanna's new video is going to be something.

There is a zebra involved, as well as her wearing something resembling a cheesecloth suit made of gold and a leopard print cap. Pretty standard fare.

Future Mr. & Mrs. Chris Brown

Donning outrageous fashion only Lady Gaga could compete with, Rihanna appears below in some pics from her upcoming music video for “Rude Boy."

The 21-year-old beauty from Barbados says "a lot of my videos are really dark and edgy and tough,” but this one is more along the lines of her roots.

Those be some crazy roots ...

Rihanna is really pushing the fashion envelope with this getup.

The "Rude Boy" music video, shot by Melina Matsoukas (who also directed the video for RiRi's last single, "Hard"), is scheduled to debut on February 11.

Click to enlarge more Rihanna pictures from the shoot below ...

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Already the mother of three small children, Katie Price wants to procreate with new husband Alex Reid. No word on whether Alex Reid has been made aware of this.

After all, we reported yesterday that Reid may want an annulment after apparently being railroaded into their wedding Price planned while he was kept in the dark.

Alex was on Celebrity Big Brother, of course. Secluded and whatnot.

No matter the circumstances, Katie Price – aka Jordan – made quick work of tying the knot with the cage fighter. Now, she hopes a baby will follow in short order.

Better get those tubes tied quickly, Alex Reid, if you're reading this.


Jordan and Alex Reid wed last week ... possibly with his consent.

"Me and Alex so want kids – well, we are trying, so let's hope, let's hope," she said Tuesday, a week after marrying Alex Reid during a whirlwind trip to Las Vegas.

Let's hope he's aware that he wants kids, too.

The recently-divorced model is already dealing with speculation that their marriage is in trouble, and dismissed the notion that the wedding was all a media stunt.

"The only reason we got married in Las Vegas is because you can't get married anywhere else unless you've been divorced for a certain amount of days," she said.

"But there was no Elvis or – you know, it wasn't tacky at all."

Price split last year from her previous husband, singer Peter Andre. They have two children together. Price also has a third child with ex-boyfriend Dwight Yorke.

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Jennifer Aniston may be back with Brad Pitt according to tabloid reports that are hilariously manufactured, but she is still Gerard Butler’s biggest fan.

In fact, she's been praising her co-star in The Bounty Hunter so much, she's fueling long-standing rumors that the hotties are more than just friends.

“We just had so much fun together you know. He’s just fun. Gerry’s the most unpretentious guy,” Jennifer told Access Hollywood in a new interview.

“He’s definitely a guys guy, but he’s absolutely the most lovely, sort of self-deprecating and just what you see is what you get,” she says of Gerry.

“We look at work the same way. We always have each other’s back.”

Jen and Gerard

Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler: More than chums?

As the mother of Ali Fedotowsky told Jake Pavelka last night on The Bachelor, that's the most important thing in a relationship! You better have her back, Gerard!

Jen is celebrating her 41st birthday at a resort in Cabo San Lucas. Friends on hand include Courteney Cox Arquette, Jason Bateman, Sheryl Crow, and Butler himself.

So, how does she feel about turning a staggering 41? “Thirty-one, pssh,” she jokes. “It’s quite lovely I have to say. 30 was a hump but you know 31 is fabulous."

This isn't the first time Jen has gotten flirty with the hunky Scotsman. What do you think? Would they make a cute couple? Or would they be better as friends?

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