Free Britney

Free Britney

Teaming up with Hilton Hater to bring you the latest celebrity news, Hollywood rumors and gossip since 6/6/06.

at . Comments

Kate Gosselin is headed back to television. Just not on her own talk show, as has been rumored. She'll be returning to a familiar gabfest as a guest host.

The former reality mom will once again be on The View March 11.

Kate and Tony Picture

She last sat around the table of the talk show in September when she replaced Elisabeth Hasselbeck for three days while she was on maternity leave.

This time, Hasselbeck will be present along with Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd and a lot of yelling and screaming.

Jon Gosselin, meanwhile, will be present in every tabloid who will take his picture along with new piece Morgan Christie, surely drawing Kate's ire.

Ugh. Enough, Kate. We get the point.

at . Comments

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said today that actress Brittany Murphy's cause of death was pneumonia "exacerbated" by multiple drug intoxication.

Chief Investigator Craig Harvey ruled it an accident.

Murphy also suffered from iron deficiency and anemia, Harvey said, adding that the star, who died December 20, "wasn’t the healthiest person in the world."

Though a number of prescription drugs were found in her bedroom, her husband Simon Monjack claimed that she was only taking Vicoprofen and Fluoxetine.

The latter is an antidepressant to treat menstrual cramps. Harvey said the drugs in her system "will be in the toxicology report" to be released in a few weeks.

R.I.P. Brittany Murphy (1977-2009).

He said that all drugs were "oral medications." Meanwhile, other sources close to Brittany Murphy's autopsy have said the star's death was "preventable."

By that, they mean Brittany's condition was "treatable" but no one took Murphy to the hospital in time. Too much self-medicating with various drugs "pushed her over the line" but the underlying problems were the pneumonia and anemia.

Murphy weighed 115 pounds at the time of her death.

Monjack was questioned a second time this week about what meds Brittany was taking and where they came from. Also, officials want to know why she didn't see a doctor in the months leading up to her death if she was so noticeably ill.

at . Comments

Nicole Polizzi, a.k.a. Snooki, says the supposed nude pictures of her are as fake as J-Woww's chest ... well, she didn't use those words, but you get the idea.

Snickers may spread her legs on the dance floor at Karma and make MTV's editors earn their paychecks, but you won't see Snooki nude pictures anytime soon.

Snooki Poof

The Jersey Shore star denies that she appears in nude photos or videos being hawked to celebrity gossip magazines, which was rumored earlier this week.

Radar Online said the Nicole Polizzi naked material left nothing to imagination, with her waring just a smile and posing in a manner "too graphic to describe."

But Snooki said earlier today that the story just ain't true. Thank goodness.

Snooki from Jersey Shore: Thankfully covered up ... relatively speaking.

“Like i said before about my supposed ’sex tape’…There are no nude pictures nor will there ever be,” she Twittered. “The tabloids just love Snook gossip.”

Side note: How is The Situation not on Twitter? Someone start a petition!

at . Comments

The wedding of last season's Bachelor stars, Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney, will be a joyous occasion. But for one person, it will also open up old wounds.

No, not Melissa Rycroft. She's moved on and gotten married herself (we kind of hate you, Tye Strickland). We're talking about Bachelor honcho Mike Fleiss.

The show's executive producer remains confounded by Steve Carbone, a.k.a. Reality Steve, a blogger who knew and spoiled the shocking finale last season.

This season, Steve is at it again, somehow publishing The Bachelor spoilers detailing how Jake Pavelka's entire saga would play out, and accurately so far.

Some of the details - especially as they pertain to Rozlyn Papa and Vienna Girardi, among others - have been remarkably specific, too. So who's his mole?

Could it be Mike Fleiss himself?

  • Mike Fleiss Picture
  • The Aviator

Mike Fleiss: Jake Pavelka's Bachelor puppet master.

Fleiss maintains he's not in on it, and that the spoilers getting out "kind of bugs us." However, on the flip side, “In some ways, it’s just more promotion."

"We would like to find out [who his source is],” he adds.

While Fleiss says the show has taken extreme measures in the past to track down moles, he has not gone to great lengths to expose Reality Steve's ... yet.

He may have no real incentive, as the spoilers don't keep fans away. The Jason-Melissa bombshell "After the Final Rose" dumping drew 17.5 million viewers.

This season's are on pace to equal or top that. Steve says he and Fleiss are not in cahoots, and he'll "one up" The Bachelor simply because ... well, he can.

“I don’t go looking for this stuff, it comes to me because I’m willing to throw the show under the bus,” he explains of his sources, which "fell in my lap."

“I don’t think ratings have suffered. People are still watching because they want to see it play out," he adds. Indeed. Spoilers or not, we all want to know ...

Who should Jake pick?

 

at . Comments

The Jersey Shore cast negotiated for Season 2 in all-for-one, one-for-all style, each asking for the same amount and selling themselves as a package deal.

Just the same, Mike Sorrentino is clearly one of the bigger stars. He made a name for himself, quite literally, as "The Situation" from the very first episode.

The Sitch recently sat down with TV Guide to discuss his all-natural physique, clubbin', creepin', future plans and so much more. Some excerpts below:

On Jersey Shore being real: Nothing was planned. Everybody's friends on the show and that's why it's real. We're actually very close in real life.

On staying in sometimes: You can't go out every night because every night you're not really prepared to look that good — it takes a little toll on you.

On rumors that he's on steroids: No way. I'm 100 percent natural. I just have very good genetics. I've had a six-pack ever since I was little.

Situation Picture

On tension with Ronnie and Sammi: Me and [Ronnie] are friends but Sam is his girl. There's always going to be tension. I mean, we are friends first, but that's my good friend and that's his girl, and I hooked up with his girl first.

On their status: I think they got back together but recently broke up again. Their relationship is really none of my business; my business is The Situation.

On the ladies: Right now I take life moment by moment. I'm not worried about girls. I'm focused on my career, but if I see something I like, I'll grab it up.

On being on top: Right now I'm just taking over the reality world on this first season so I guess you could say I'm like the reality king. After that, maybe one or two more seasons max - once you're on top, you graduate to the next level.

With The Situation quotes like that, how can you not be counting down the days until the show's wilder, crazier new season - wherever it may take place?

The gang taking Miami is the current, and most logical rumor.

at . Comments

The L.A. County Coroner's Office is reportedly not satisfied that the toxicology report by itself will tell the whole story in the death of Brittany Murphy in December.

As a result, on Wednesday Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter paid a visit to Brittany's husband, Simon Monjack, and her mom, Sharon Murphy, to ask more questions.

Mr. & Mrs. Monjack

Monjack is not a suspect, however he is a very shady character, and conflicting reports about the origins of medications in Murphy's house have raised eyebrows.

A man who worked at Murphy's house told the Coroner's Office that someone would deliver a sealed, manila envelope filled with meds to "Lola" every Friday.

Simon Monjack wed Brittany Murphy in 2007.

Sources say the drugs were mailed from Los Angeles to Louisiana, where Murphy was shooting a movie and Simon Monjack was tagging along, before she died.

A pathologist in the Coroner's Office who is working on the case had a variety of questions for both Simon and Sharon regarding Britt. Among the questions:

Why is there no record of Brittany seeing a doctor in the months before her death, since she experiencing severe abdominal pains days before her death?

Monjack, whose planned Brittany Murphy benefit was postponed at the last minute this week, is said to have been fully cooperative with the investigation.

at . Comments

Mel Gibson is kind of a d!ck. You never know who he's going to offend next, which poses problems for his publicist, who's gotta be working OT these days.

The actor's longtime rep, Alan Nierob, came up with an explanation only slightly more believable than this weatherman's for Mel's recent interview gaffe.

At the end of a TV interview yesterday, Mel became annoyed over a Chicago reporter's questions and, as he signed off, blatantly called him an a$$hole.

Or so we think, says his rep. Nierob claims he was "pulling faces" during the interview and Gibson called him the asshole, not that bastard TV reporter.

Never mind that Mel was still looking at the camera and the interview ended just seconds earlier. Just your standard off-screen client-publicist banter!

Good job, publicist! Way to cover for me, a$$hole!

Not a bad job by Nierob. If only we all had a PR "cleaner" to come up with bogus explanations and fire them off to media outlets every time we screwed up.

Sometimes they even try to claim paternity of your illegitimate children while you're running for President of the United States, too. Right, Andrew Young?

at . Comments

Massachusetts meteorologist Pete Bouchard raised some eyebrows last week while giving viewers a rundown on snowfall totals in various Bay State municipalities.

“In Princeton, we picked up 9 inches of snow, Billerica had 7,” he began.

“The biggest amount that I could find … almost as big as me,” Bouchard said as he stepped closer to the camera, shifting his eyes sideways, “About nine inches.”

Uhhhh ...

Chris Wayland, his employer and Channel 7 General Manager, chalked it up to a (huge!) misunderstanding and technical difficulty with the weatherman's monitor.

“When he was looking at his monitor, he was cut in half and he thought that’s what was happening over the air,” Wayland said. “To imply that’s what his comment was, what people are suggesting, is ridiculous. He would never do that."

Do you buy that explanation? Or was this guy pulling a Robin from How I Met Your Mother and saying ridiculous $h!t on the air just to see if people are watching?

Either way, it's pretty hilarious and we're kind of jealous.

Of the snow, that is. We enjoy skiing.

at . Comments

The lovely Lauren Conrad, former reality star and current designer and author, is featured in next month’s issue of Seventeen. Needless to say, she looks terrific.

As LC said on Good Morning America this week, when asked about Heidi Montag and her recent plastic surgery, she won't be going under the knife anytime soon.

She's a natural beauty and a good role model for teens in that respect. Below are some excerpts from LC's interview with Seventeen, along with a bunch of pics:

On getting cut off: "Seventeen was a happy time for me, but 18 was hard. At 18 I was cut off financially! People think I've had it easy, but I haven't as much as you think ... When I went to college, I wasn't going to class in Louis Vuitton."

"There were times when my bank account was zero. I was financially independent, but I wasn't exactly living a lavish life. My dad was really adamant about that. He would say 'You're going to go to college and live it like everyone else.'"

On self-confidence: "There's always someone telling you your nose is too big or too small, or you're too fat or too thin. There's always going to be someone who doesn't approve of something about you. You're the only person you need to please."

On cheating: "I never really understood cheating because I've never cheated on anyone. I feel like if you are in a relationship with someone, and you want to be with other people, then you shouldn't be in a relationship - it's that simple!"

On her books' protagonist: "Jane is the main character [of Sweet Little Lies] and most like me. But also when I was more sarcastic and against [being on] the The Hills, I was able to illustrate that through Scarlett, her best friend."

On The Hills: "You set out to do a show based on your life, but you end up living a life based on your show. Everything you do has to be cleared - where you work, everyone who comes to your birthday, people you date, what clothes you wear."

"I actually had to get the paint color for my apartment approved by the director of photography. It was things like that that I really don't miss."

Click to enlarge more Lauren Conrad pictures from Seventeen:

  • Classic Cutie
  • Seventeen Girl
  • Curly and Pretty
  • Smiling Conrad
  • Nice to see LC
  • 17 Gal

[Photos: Seventeen]

at . Comments

Lindsay Lohan's pad is apparently a cesspool of disease. Or at least clutter.

According to The Insider, she's a hoarder. Like, OCD style. Her bedroom has become a warehouse of shoes; her living room filled with rack upon rack of clothes.

"I just need to get rid of ... stuff," she said. "That's personal stuff I have to work on."

That quote could be interpreted in so many different ways ...

Problem Child

Issues. Serious issues. [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

In the interview, set to air Thursday, Niecy Nash, host of the Style Network's Clean House reality show, has a sit-down with the oft-troubled Lindsay Lohan.

Nash theorizes that the alleged actress may be using hoarding as a coping mechanism for the estranged relationship she has with her father, Michael Lohan.

Psychobabble or not, the girls' got serious problems. Like cutting herself, doing drugs, alcoholism, not eating, a refusal to wear pants a lot of times, etc., etc.

"It's kind of a sore subject," she says in the teaser, which promises to reveal her emotional, "private pain" for the first time ... probably for a lot of money.

Follow the jump for a clip of Lindsay the hoarder ...

Continue Reading...

×