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

Well, what do you know? Not only did Shauna Sand green light the sex tape she was originally fighting (or claimed to be fighting, she'll be doing PR for it now too.

It's almost as if the Shauna Sand sex tape was planned all along, with its nasty star having full knowledge of its release and every intention of profiting from it.

Shauna Sand Bikini Photo

A press release Vivid Entertainment sent reads as such: SHAUNA SAND-LAMAS, STAR OF VIVID'S SHAUNA SAND EXPOSED, NOW AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS.

What is there to ask? Who came up with the idea for you to make this trash and then pretend to be pissed about it, then "come on board" to do press for it?

Shauna Sand oils up that plastic body in preparation for Round 2.

WHO: Shauna Sand-Lamas, sexy TV actress, ex-wife of Lorenzo Lamas of E!'s Leave it to Lamas reality TV show and star of Vivid's Shauna Sand Exposed.

WHAT: Shauna took control of distribution of her sex tape, is cooperating with Vivid in the release of Shauna Sand Exposed and is prepared to talk about the tape in detail, why she dropped her lawsuit against Vivid and her plans for the future.

Hmm. Hard to believe Shauna would be so cooperative in promoting tape she threatened to sue over. Oh that's right, she was only fake-suing to block it.

After all, it's not that hard for handwriting expert to read the name "Shauna Sand" on a form and put two and two together. Just saying. You've been had.

at . Comments

He may blame his financial advisor, but it looks like the recent financial problems that left Nicolas Cage broke are, shockingly, at least partly his own fault!

After all, we are talking about the kind of outrageous, eccentric spending you think about with celebrities but puts his flamboyant counterparts to shame.

If you can dream it, Nicolas Cage bought it: yachts, a jet, a castle, over 50 cars, over a million dollars' worth of comic books, multiple (supposedly haunted) mansions in New Orleans, two Bahamanian islands, a $500,000 Lamborghini, etc.

Cage's lawyer, Martin Singer, told The Daily Beast "Half the stuff you say is false. I'm not going to get into detail," so we may never know which half is true.

Nicolas Cage is broke. That's due in part to buying ... well, everything.

Cage made headlinesn when he filed a $20 million lawsuit against his former business manager, Samuel Levin, claiming he failed to pay taxes and lost money in unsound investments, putting him "down a path toward financial ruin."

This summer, the IRS placed a tax lien of over $6 million on Cage's New Orleans homes for unpaid income taxes. Very sad, but it's hard not to look at Cage's extreme spending and not draw conclusions about his money woes.

Of course, however lavishly Cage spent on himself, he's also been a very generous guy. The actor gave $1 million to the Red Cross to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina, and $2 million to the human-rights group Amnesty International.

at . Comments

Wear the most ridiculous outfits you can possibly find.

Supplement them with various, equally absurd wigs.

Write catchy songs Eric Cartman can sing covers of.

Get people to think you might be a hermaphrodite.

While unconventional, this formula for success has worked wonders for Lady Gaga, who has become one of the biggest stars in all of music this year.

Every day brings a new series of quotes you couldn't make up and/or outfits you would normally find in the tranny scarecrow chic aisle at Target.

Still, somehow it works, because it's her. Case in point ...

Lady Gaga in New York preparing for an interview with MTV.

Think that's her real hair? Hard to say, right? It goes without saying that we are already awaiting tomorrow's outfit. She's got us hooked, we admit it.

Click to enlarge lots more Lady Gaga pictures ...

  • LOL WUT
  • Autograph Signing
  • L to the G
  • Lady Gaga Tattoo
  • So Gaga Over Gaga
  • Long and Lean Gaga

[Photos: Fame Pictures]

at . Comments

As we reported last month, commercial pilot Jake Pavelka, who failed to capture Jillian Harris’ heart on The Bachelorette, but made quite an impression when he "heroically" returned to rat out Wes Hayden, will star on The Bachelor this winter.

With 25 women vying for him, Jake will make his debut Monday, January 4 on ABC, starring on this special new season with the supremely cheesy title of ...

... wait for it, it's worse than you think:

The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love!

Jake Pavelka: The Bachelor

While fellow rejectees from last season Kiptyn Locke and Reid Rosenthal would have been more popular choices, we expect America will warm to Jake.

Look at the man. We've never seen a gentleman so ready for 15 minutes of fame love. Other proposed titles for the season of Jake Pavelka included:

  • The Bachelor: The Plane Truth
  • The Bachelor: Ready for (Love to) Takeoff
  • The Bachelor: Sully Who?!?
  • The Bachelor: Respect the Cockpit
  • The Bachelor: Mile High Club
  • The Bachelor: Eat it, Wes!!
  • The Bachelor: On Autopilot... of Love!

Just kidding. Well, about most of them. A couple aren't much worse than what they actually chose. We would have loved to be in the pitch meeting that day.

What do you think of Jake Pavelka as The Bachelor?

 

at . Comments

She's called him a lunatic deadbeat dad who uses her for publicity.

Now Lindsay Lohan has taken her crusade against her estranged father, Michael, a step further and asked her attorney to take legal action, pronto.

The reason? Three minutes of a recorded audio tape released by him today reveal the troubled star's heart-wrenching and desperate plea for help.

The Lohan tape is the first of several which were recorded from phone calls Lindsay and mom Dina made to Michael, who leaked it to "prove a point."

The tape reveals a tortured, inconsolable Lindsay who whimpers like a child as she complains about problems with family and ex Samantha Ronson.

At one point, she wails, “No one cares about me ... It’s about how they feel, not how I feel. It’s not about me. It’s never been, unless I fight for it.”

The alleged actress contacted her lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, Wednesday, to request an immediate restraining order against Michael Lohan.

Mike Lohan

B!TCH PLEASE: Train wreck Lindsay Lohan has had enough of her loudmouth dad and his so-called efforts to help her wreckalicious a$$, thankyouverymuch.

Don't ask us who records their daughter's phone calls on a routine basis, but whatever point he's trying to make, Michael is going about it all wrong.

Brutally embarrassing your little girl using the media as your personal mouthpiece? Not exactly the way to win her respect, guy. Just our two cents.

Michael has been selling his daughter out on TV, talking about her alleged drug use, calling her a sad, hollow person, saying she's gonna die, etc.

Chapman Holley is currently putting together a case against Michael and will decide in the near future which legal move makes the most sense.

Aside from getting a restraining order to get him to shut his damn yap, Chapman Holley could file a defamation lawsuit against Michael on Lindsay's behalf.

Chapman Holley is also getting in touch with authorities in New York, trying to find out if Michael Lohan may be in violation of a criminal protective order.

at . Comments

In a new excerpt released from Rihanna's two-part interview with ABC this week, the singer describes how her relationship with Chris Brown took a violent turn.

A turn she might have seen coming, she now says.

“The more in love we became, the more dangerous we became for each other,” she told Diane Sawyer in the interview scheduled to air on GMA tomorrow.

“He was definitely my first big love,” the somber-looking star, who recently opened up about the awful domestic violence she endured at his hands, added.

In the two-part interview, Rihanna will also discuss her family life, growing up in Barbados and how life has been for her since her split from Chris Brown.

Check out a promo for Rihanna's tell-all interview below ...

at . Comments

A month after the CW mercifully pulled the plug on The Beautiful Life after just two episodes, the ill-fated show's star is now looking for a new gig.

"I'm just figuring out what my next move will be and looking at a lot of different projects and figuring out what I want to do," Mischa Barton said.

Mischa Barton Nude

Although she said that "people really liked" the show - loosely based on producer Ashton Kutcher's days as a model - she says she's moving on.

"I just don't think the time was right," the troubled 23-year-old star, who played a troubled model, said. "It was just a really sh---y situation."

Sh---y show is more like it.

Mischa Barton is looking (relatively) good, all things considered.

Just the same, the series' cancellation isn't discouraging Barton - who was admitted in July to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. after a possible suicide attempt in July.

She says she's open to projects on the small screen as well as movies.

"I think they're both great. These days, TV is about as good as movies. I'm looking forward to being part of something that is right in the future."

We're thinking a pilot co-starring Ashlee Simpson about girls who get plastic surgery in Hollywood should be in the works at some point soon.

at . Comments

Hailey Glassman is single, but not yet ready to mingle. Apparently, she's got more televised bashing of Jon Gosselin she wants to get out of the way first.

In a joint interview airing today on Entertainment Tonight, which seems like their 12th in like the last month, the two argue again over their future.

Ruler of the D-Bags

"We're going to take a break and decide," Jon said. "We'll let Hailey decide on what she wants to do. My life is hectic, I have to concentrate on my own decisions."

"Maybe she wants to go get a job. Maybe she wants to date other people. Maybe she wants to experience life? Live on her own, do her own things. I don't know."

But Hailey Glassman says whenever she tries to leave Jon, "he cries."

"As hard as it is for us, he needs to go handle his stuff, be with his family and handle his divorce. I need to go be a 22-year-old and get my life back," she says.

WTH JON!? Hailey Glassman gives her man an earful.

Jon says he has to let Hailey go "in order for her to be happy, especially if she thinks he has been "emotionally abusing her ... I cannot live with that guilt."

At one point in the interview, they appear to be ending it for good. That was when it started to get really awkward and the following exchange took place:

Hailey: "I don't want to do this on national TV, this is serious," says Hailey.

Jon: "I wanted to discuss this in private, but now it's public. I'm frustrated, because it's uncomfortable. This whole thing's uncomfortable. I don't like it. I mean, you're telling me out there that you love me and you want to be with me, and then you..."

Hailey:  "I do love you, and you tell me you love me - we would love each other and we want to be with each other, but it's not healthy!"

Jon: "I'm not talking anymore."

Hailey: "Don't you want them to look up to you and say, 'My daddy's honest?'"

Jon: "I'm not talking about this" [storms off]

Well, there you have it. Think they had all that on the cue cards or Jon and Hailey had the freedom to ad-lib it on the spot? Either way, talk about good TV.

at . Comments

This week on The Hills, Audrina Patridge and Kristin Cavallari continued to feud over Justin-Bobby, while Spencer threw an "adult" birthday bash for Heidi.

As always, The Hollywood Gossip editors take a look back at last night's The Hills (as we do for The City) awarding and taking away points as we see fit ...

Brody Jenner and Kristin Cavallari walk on the beach waxing philosophical about what it would be like if they dated again. Cue cards, anyone? Minus 2.

Heidi Montag totally blackmails / guilt trips Spencer Pratt into throwing her a birthday party since she let him get his "porno pad." Ah, marriage. Plus 7.

Hearing Brody and Jayde are "on break," Audrina says Brody will never get lucky with another Playmate. Huh? All Brody does is date hot girls! Minus 3.

Kristin puts Justin-Bobby on the spot by talking about getting together with Audrina and dishing about him. Plus 6 because this made him so awkward.

WTF is that on Justin's head? An Elvis wig? Minus 1.

Worst. Fake. Love. Triangle. Ever.

LOL at the random Valley Girl Heidi clones who show up at her party. Plus 4, and Plus 2 more for Spencer surprising Heidi with two little dogs, which are so cute. Although that now gives her three mangy animals to clean up after.

The more we watch Kristin Cavallari, the more obvious it becomes why her acting career hasn't taken off. Not exactly news, but still, obligatory Minus 1.

Audrina passive-aggressively tears Kristin a new one behind her back during a heart-to-heart with Brody. Plus 5, because what she said was so true.

Kristin on Justin: "I have no respect for him now. None." Minus 3, because girls who say this about J-Bobby still can't keep their pants off his floor.

Lo actually plugs her Twitter on camera! So shameless! Plus 2, and Plus 1 more for her reply to Audrina wanting no part of Kristin drama: "totes."

Minus 10 for the Kristin-Justin "confrontation" at the end. Nothing ever gets resolved on this show, likely because much of the conflict is staged.

TOTAL: +7! SEASON TOTAL: +50! The Justin-Bobby drama is starting to wear quite thin, isn't it? We need more cat fights at clubs, ASAP.

at . Comments

This week on The City, the gang headed to the Hamptons for some fun in the sun. Unfortunately, Freddie Fackelmayer was there, but that create some good drama.

Below, The Hollywood Gossip staff breaks down all the events of the latest episode of The Hills spinoff, awarding and deducting points as many points we see fit ...

Gorgeous Whitney Port

Whitney Port and Roxy Olin stripping down to bikinis in the middle of Central Park, acting like there's no one around? Really? Eh, we'll buy it, and like it! Plus 4.

Safe to say Freddie Fackelmeyer didn't become less of a tool since last week's episode. Minus 2 for his hilariously fake tennis banter and attempt to look casual.

Erin Kaplan and Olivia Palermo are doing a feature on bloggers. Sure, they're fashion-oriented, not celebrity gossip-oriented, but nice industry shout-out! Plus 3.

Whitney, Roxy and Samantha Swetra roll to the Hamptons as "Good Girls Go Bad" plays. They talk about ... good girls going bad. Plus 3 for the Cobra Starship and Leighton Meester song, but Minus 3 for obviousness, so Even.

Olivia interviews some celebrity fashion bloggers and - here's a shocker - Erin doesn't think she does a good enough job. Seriously, the same plot every week? Minus 5.

Freddie Fackelmayer gets jealous when his 19-year-old brother Harry kind of flirts with Whitney. Lame, but we'll buy it, because Harry is much better looking. Plus 2.

Harry "lets it slip" (i.e. rats out) that Freddie has a girlfriend! Gasp, is it true? WTF! It's like The Bachelorette: Manhattan Blue-Blood Yuppie Family Edition. Minus 4.

Wow, Eric Zee finally lays the smackdown on Olivia! Plus 8.

Whitney: "Harry told me you have a girlfriend." Freddie: [pause] "But ... I don't know." Compelling response, you douche. Minus 3, but Plus 6 for Roxy chiming in, almost as an aside, that Harry was cock-blocking his older bro.

Another eye-rolling music tie-in: Beyonce's "Ego." Minus 1.

TOTAL: +8. SEASON TOTAL: -7. The City has picked up its game in recent weeks. We hate to admit it, but sometimes you need a complete putz like F-squared to stir up trouble. Sorta like The Bachelorette and Wes Hayden.