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Get ready for a second season packed with house music, fist-pumping, trash bags, fighting with strangers on the boardwalk, and hilarious Jersey Shore quotes.

MTV's only newest hit show is coming back for Season 2!

The network, which had been engaged in some heated negotiations with the Jersey Shore cast, will run it back this summer with all the original stars on hand.

We can't wait for a new dose of DJ Pauly D, The Situation, Snooki, J-WOWW, Sammi, Ronnie and Vinny, although it looks like they'll be in a different setting.

That's right, Seaside Heights lucked out. The gang will “escape the cold Northeast and find themselves in a new destination,” MTV said in a Friday statement.

Warm weather locales, consider yourself forewarned.

The Cast of Jersey Shore

FIST-PUMP! All seven of these guidos and guidettes will be back on MTV.

MTV continued: “Our audience fell in love with Jersey Shore and its amazing cast who have really grown together as a family. That bond gives the show its heart."

"We’re thrilled to reunite these friends to bring fans what they love - laughs, love, drama and of course, GTL,” the network's president said in the announcement.

That would be gym, tanning and laundry - the daily routine of The Situation.

In case you didn't get your fix throughout December/January, MTV will broadcast the Jersey Bowl, a February 7 marathon of Season 1, on Super Bowl Sunday.

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The investigation into the death of Brittany Murphy has taken an unexpected turn as the L.A. County Coroner's Office tries to fill in key gaps in her medical history.

The actress, who died December 20 at the age of 32, was suffering from severe anemia and other conditions and was under a physician's care, according to TMZ.

Rest in Peace Brittany

The Coroner's Office received medical files from Murphy's doctor, but they show her last visit was months before her death. But someone else was treating her.

The pathologist assigned to the case has been told by Brittany Murphy's friends and family members that other doctors treated Murphy during her final months.

Officials believe these other doctors could help determine her medical condition leading up to her death, and shed light on what, if any, medications she was on.

Brittany Murphy (1977-2009) with husband Simon Monjack.

The toxicology report is not completed, but when it is, the coroner will determine if the medications in Murphy's system were prescribed to her or someone else.

Investigators found numerous medications in Murphy's home after her death.

The mystery comes because those medications were prescribed to Murphy, her husband Simon Monjack, her mom Sharon, and "unidentified third party names."

Monjack has said, in several of his many interviews since Murphy's death, that the meds were his. But it doesn't appear to be case, at least not exclusively.

Dude's also suing Warner Brothers for wrongful her death. What a nut job.

In any case, the Coroner's Office is not expected to release the official cause of Brittany's death for weeks, with these various loose ends needing to be tied.

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Welcome, celebrity news fans around the world, to The Hollywood Gossip's Week in Review. Here, we take a look back at some of the top stories of the past week.

Some of the highlights (and lowlights) at THG from January 23-29 ...

Jay Leno is still being called out over the Tonight Show fiasco.

Heidi Montag v. 3.0 and the cute girl who used to star on The Hills.

  • Heidi Montag's haters have attacked her recent plastic surgery in full force. Admitting you had 10 procedures in one day as a career move? Bad PR.
  • Police blotter: Andy Dick was charged with sexual assault and Gary Coleman for domestic violence; Adrian Pasdar got a DUI; Steven Jackson may have beaten his GF; Javaris Crittenton pleaded guilty to gun charge; Chris Jericho was bombed.
  • Baby news: Bo Bice's wife is expecting; Octomom's kids turned one; Will Ferrell and wife had their third; Matthew McConaughey debuted baby Vida.
  • R.I.P.: J.D. Salinger, Jasmine Anema, and Daniel Kerrigan (father of Nancy).

Don't forget to follow THG on Twitter for all the latest Hollywood news, celebrity gossip, rumors, commentary and humor as it happens, 24/7/365.

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It's like celebrity gossip magazines and websites are actively engaged in a bet over who can make up the most ridiculous Angelina Jolie gossip item this week.

With this latest rumor - that Angelina Jolie and Lady Gaga were lovers - celebrity gossip has officially hit a new high. Or low, depending on your perspective.

According to Ian Halperin, author of the recent lie bestseller Brangelina: The Untold Story of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, that's precisely what happened.

Jolie, who is reportedly bisexual, Lady Gaga, a rumored hermaphrodite, had a secret rendezvous at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel that lasted all night, he says.

“Angie is obsessed with Lady Gaga,” a source said.

Aren't we all. That definitely confirms the affair!

Just Gaga

This supposed Lady Gaga tryst is not the first time Angelina Jolie has been accused of cheating on Brad Pitt. Heck, it's not even the first time this week!

Last week, In Touch spoke to Anna Kowalski, a housekeeper who worked at the Waldorf-Astoria in NYC, who claimed Angelina had sex with a dialect coach.

“The room was a disaster,” Anna said. “There were empty vodka bottles everywhere. The bed was covered with black rubber sheets ... there were sex toys on it.”

This was widely denied, but it was just the beginning.

Then two days ago, four different tabloids unleashed a deluge of reports claiming Brangelina was done for ... and Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston are totally back on.

Jolie has previously spoken of her desire to have an open relationship. For whatever reason, Star, Life & Style and their ilk seem determined to tell us she's in one.

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Groundhog Day (February 2) is just around the corner, and the misguided folks at PETA are generating pointless controversy by demanding its icon be freed.

That would be Punxsutawney Phil, the affable rodent who emerges each year at Gobbler's Knob to dictate if winter shall continue or early spring commence.

For those keeping score, he's prognosticated six more weeks of winter in 98 of his 112 weather readings - although PETA hopes he won't make his 113th.

The controversial animal-rights group wants to take Punxsutawney Phil away from Gobbler's Knob and give the guy a retirement at an animal sanctuary.

In his place, they are proposing a robot groundhog.

Punxsutawney Phil rules. Groundhog Day is fun. Eat it, PETA!

Gemma Vaughan, PETA's animals in entertainment specialist (really) fired off a letter to Punxsutawney Groundhog Club president William Deeley this week, imploring the organization to forgo the use of real rodents in future Groundhog Days.

Deeley responded in a statement to the Associated Press that the world-famous groundhog is "being treated better than the average child in Pennsylvania."

Furthermore, Phil's treatment conforms to the standards of the state's agriculture department, which visits him at the town's Groundhog Museum annually.

Still, PETA V.P. Tracy Reiman is lobbying for an animatronic Phil, who "would attract new and curious tourists" to Punxsutawney's annual event. Please.

You know what actually attracts tourists? Tradition. You know what might actually help animals receive more ethical treatment en masse? Not this!

Are ridiculous PR stunts really the best way to advance a cause, or are they just out for attention? These people are the Tila Tequila of non-profits.

You tell us, though: I'm on team ...

 

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Rihanna doesn't dwell on the past. She's got the tattoos to prove it.

Along with the Grammy Awards Sunday comes the unfortunate reminder of last year's incident with Chris Brown on the eve of the music biz's biggest night.

But the "Russian Roulette" singer is focusing on the future. To that end, on Ellen today, Rihanna expounded on the latest of her "approximately 13" tattoos.

"It reads, 'Never a failure, always a lesson,'" the 21-year-old said. "Basically, it's OK to make a mistake, just don't make them twice." Words to live by!

A Nice Rihanna Pic

Rihanna's got the right outlook on life, if not the right look when it comes to her hair. Seriously, what is that on her head? [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

Which, naturally, leads to questions about her current status in the land of love, where she has recently been linked to baseball star Matt Kemp.

"Are you dating anyone now?" inquired Ellen, never one to hold back.

"No, I'm single," replies Rihanna, echoing what she said yesterday.

"Really? What about the guy we keep seeing you with?" asked a surprised Ellen, referring to Kemp, who has been seen frequently with Rihanna.

To which Rihanna simply answers with a laugh. While we would love more info from her, at least she's smiling before the Grammys this year.

Follow the jump for a clip of Rihanna on Ellen ...

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Andrew Young, John Edwards’ former campaign aide, confidant and co-conspirator, has made some shocking allegations about the politician in his new book.

Most notably, Young claims in The Politician that he found a John Edwards sex tape, showing the ex-Senator hitting it with his mistress, Rielle Hunter. Blech.

That's scandalous enough, but in an unexpected new twist, reports are surfacing that Young was trying to profit from a sale of the John Edwards sex tape.

“He was exploring options for the tape,” said a source close to the situation. “He had spoken to people about possible financial deals involving the tape.”

Andrew Young says he found the tape in the trash and it was marked “special.” Other sources say he was given the tape by Edwards and asked to hide it.

Either way, the Edwards sex tape remained with Young after Edwards admitted the affair with Rielle Hunter, and Young supposedly explored marketing it.

John and Andrew

Rielle Hunter’s face is never shown on tape, though it is clear John is with a pregnant woman "wearing a bracelet" and a "thumb ring" typically worn by her. Oooookay.

Even more shockingly, today, Hunter won a temporary restraining order Friday prohibiting Young from disseminating the tape, implying he still has the thing.

She has sought an injunction demanding the very "personal video recording that depicted matters of a very private and personal nature" be returned to her.

Who knows if Andrew Young still has the tape or really tried to sell it, but as Edwards' lies began to unravel, he eventually turned on his boss in a big way.

But back in 2007, Young was so trusted by Edwards and believed in him so fervently, he claimed to be the father of Rielle's daughter (who is really John's).

Lying for Edwards used to be his purpose in life. Today on Good Morning America, answering machine messages left by Edwards on his phone were played.

In one, Edwards explains how he might sound different sometimes. Follow the jump to hear John Edwards' conspiring with Andrew Young via voicemail ...

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Following an epically disgusting plastic surgery bonanza that made her more Barbie than human, the Heidi Montag haters are coming out of the woodwork.

Not that they were really in any sort of woodwork, or the latest round of Heidi Montag plastic surgery disfigured her that much more than the previous 12.

But you get the idea.

The gross reality star underwent a staggering 10 operations November 20, and has received a deluge of hate mail and criticism since revealing that fact.

Rumors that she did it as a career move, and that she's getting her mom some surgery for Mother's Day haven't exactly helped Heidi from a PR standpoint.

Negative reaction to her extreme makeover has left Montag feeling down that husband Spencer Pratt has had to step in to cheer her up. What a nice guy.

Sliced and Diced Pretty Hard

CAT LADY: Heidi's new fake mouth hasn't smiled much lately.

“Spencer ordered seven bunches of flowers to cheer up Heidi after she received a letter saying her plastic surgery was against God’s will,” a source said.

“Heidi’s a very spiritual girl, so this kind of criticism really stings.”

She really is. Girl does everything with God as the top priority.

Spencer Pratt may be putting on a happy face, but he isn’t happy with Heidi’s, the source says. “She looks like Cat Lady ... It’s all a little too much."

Indeed.

“Spencer loved how Heidi looked before this surgery. Because she’s still swollen and the surgery hasn’t fully settled yet ... he’s a bit shocked.”

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Yes, this is actually a real story. Yes, this is a slow news day.

A source tells Us that Jessica Simpson was in a business meeting for her denim line in late January when she decided to lighten the mood by breaking wind.

According to this well-placed insider, "While one of the executives was speaking in a room full of five people, Jessica let out a very loud fart.

"Her mother [Tina] was there, and it prompted her to turn around and yell, 'Jessica!' The tension was extreme. No one knew what to say."

We're shocked by this. Jessica Simpson was in a business meeting?

Fart

Lay off the spicy food, Jessica. [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

Amazing that this is really all that Jessica Simpson now makes news for: cutting ass in meetings, getting dumped for being too needy and posting Twitter pics like this.

Remember when she had an actual career? Yeah, neither do we.

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