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As great hair goes, it's hard to top natural beauties (and SoCal natives) Blake Lively and Lauren Conrad. But both have departed from their signature looks of late.

Inspired by Conrad's vivid Mara Hoffman dress at last week's Hollywood Style Awards, stylist Byron Williams gave the former star of The Hills some "boho braids."

Last month, Frederic Fekkai stylist Renato Campora used the line's products to turn Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively into a modern day goddess at the Emmys.

That is some ponytail, Blake! Wonder how long that took to do.

Check out the two styles below and vote on your favorite ...

  • Blake Lively Ponytail Photo
  • Lauren Conrad Ponytail

Whose hairstyle do you like better?

 

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After alleged summer flings with Bradley Cooper and Gerard Butler, Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer are back on as she scrapes the bottom of the dating barrel!

"He really got to her. She's hooked on him," a source tells Us. "She just can't let go." Funny, we heard the same about her and Brad, hence their secret meeting!

The couple got cozy in April 2008 after spending five days together in Miami, then dated for awhile, but went on to split twice - most recently in January 2009.

A source close to Mayer says "They are very close. They remain great friends. He thinks she's amazing, nice and smart, and has nothing but respect for her."

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Are Jen and Jon giving it another go? [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

Although they dined separately in NYC on September 22, a source tells they met later that night at the Four Seasons Hotel. Now that's proof right there.

Other reports have claimed they've been texting each other and recently dined with Aniston pals Courteney Cox and David Arquette. Consider us sold!

Jennifer Aniston says she "deeply, deeply cares" about the douchebag, whose next album, Battle Studies, comes out November 17. Can you blame her?

"There's something about John that she just can't resist," says a source.

That something is probably the appeal of not dying alone.

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Peter Kowalczyk was jealous of the fact that Leona Lewis won the British TV talent show X Factor while he was turned down, according to The Sun (UK).

Naturally, he acted on that jealousy by waiting five hours to meet Leona Lewis yesterday at her book signing event, then punched her in the face.

A shocked Leona screamed and cried, "Oh my God" as the tall, buck-toothed nut job attacked, catching her on the temple with a fierce right hook.

She clutched her head and burst into tears as she was whisked away from the event (to promote her autobiography Dreams) and escorted to a hospital.

Five security guards jumped Peter Kowalczyk and pinned him to the ground. He was charged with assault before being taken to a psychiatric hospital.

Leona's furious boyfriend, Lou Al-Chamaa, who was with her at the signing, tried to confront the warped fan but was held back by the authorities.

Leona Lewis recoils in horror after having her clock cleaned.

The 2006 X Factor winner, now a global star, was checked for a concussion at London's Harley Street Hospital, but appears to have escaped with bruising.

Kowalczyk had bought a copy of Dreams and seemed to be waiting patiently for Leona Lewis to sign it at Waterstones in Piccadilly like every other fan.

But as those around him in line chatted to each other, he stayed silent and aloof. He said nothing as he reached the front and unleashed his punch.

A spokesman for Leona, whose next single is called HAPPY, said last night:

"It was totally unprovoked. Leona had been patiently signing people's books for a while - this man had been waiting for five hours. Why anyone would hit her I don't know. Leona is shaken and apologises to the fans she was unable to meet."

Waterstones said in a statement: "We would like to thank Leona for her professionalism and we are extremely sad that this event was ruined for her, and her fans, many of whom queued from the early hours of the morning to meet her."

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An $2 million blackmail plot allegedly masterminded by Robert Halderman led David Letterman to shock fans with an on-air confession that he had sex with women who work for him, making the Late Show host's personal life a hot topic.

He's known as extremely private, even reclusive, but what little is known about David Letterman's love life has always been both idiosyncratic and messy.

Letterman in Action

A People source says Letterman's affairs, including an alleged liaison with former assistant Stephanie Birkitt, "pre-existed his marriage" to Regina Lasko.

Dave married Regina Lasko last March, and Letterman will be working hard to make sure he makes it to next March as he heads on vacation next week.

Lasko, 48, dated Letterman, 62, for 20 years-plus and is the mother of his 5-year-old son, Harry. She never speaks to press and is rarely photographed.

David Letterman and Regina Lasko got married earlier this year.

She is "wonderfully nice" but "long-suffering because of the length of time Letterman dated her but wouldn't marry her," says a longtime Late Show insider.

"She was crazy about him, so she put up with the situation."

Yet David Letterman was always drawn to other smart, funny women as well, including Holly Hester, but more recently and more significantly, Birkitt.

"Stephanie is sweet, goofy and quirky, which is a major lure for David," says the source, who has discussed both Lasko and Stephanie Birkitt with Letterman. "She's a peculiar character and David is fascinated with peculiar women."

Still, another source close to the TV host says, if forced to make a choice, Letterman will opt to do whatever he can to shore up his marriage.

"The truth is," says the source, "he's 24-7 focused on his wife and son."

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A six-year-old Colorado boy was believed to be trapped in a homemade balloon that was turned loose, sparking widespread hysteria earlier Thursday afternoon.

He was given an obligatory nickname - Balloon Boy - by the crazed media, which pounced on the breaking story faster than a Lindsay Lohan on an eight-ball. 

But in the end, it turns out Falcon Heene was never actually on it. Yes, the balloon Balloon Boy was on was completely empty. And yes, that's his real name.

The saga started when a giant silvery balloon floated away from the family's yard this morning, sparking a frantic rescue operation that involved military helicopters and briefly halted some departures from Denver International Airport.

But more than two hours after the balloon gently touched down in a field with no sign of the boy, Sheriff Jim Alderden turned to reporters during a news conference, gave a thumbs up and said 6-year-old Falcon Heene was "at the house."

"Apparently he's been there the whole time," he said.

NON-BALLOON BOY: Falcon Heene after he emerged from the attic.

The boy's father, Richard Heene, said the family was tinkering with the balloon and he scolded Falcon for getting inside a compartment on board the craft.

He said Falcon's brother saw him inside the compartment and that's why they thought he was aboard the balloon when it launched ... if you believe that.

Obviously, we are happy lil' Falcon is safe and sound, first and foremost.

But we can't help but wonder whether the country jumped the gun or if we got straight up punked by elaborate publicity stunt (Falcon’s family were one-time contestants on Wife Swap, which has raised more than a few sets of eyebrows).

Would it surprise you in the least in this Twitter-obsessed age? Just saying.

Anyway, here's a report about Balloon Boy (before he was found, of course):

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The former babysitter for the Gosselin family that Jon is also rumored to have nailed is at it again, blabbing to celebrity gossip sites and causing a ruckus.

Today's claim? Jon has a history of hacking into Kate's life. Literally!

Stephanie Santoro tells Radar Online that Jon Gosselin has been snooping into his estranged wife's email, phone and online bank accounts. Well, obviously.

"Jon told me that he pretty much hacked into everything of Kate's that he had access to," Santoro says. "Her online banking, that he had a trace on every single one of her emails so anytime she would get an email he would get a copy of it."

And Stephanie, who said she had sex with Jon nine times while working with the family, says he doesn't even care who knows his snooping tactics.

"Jon threatens everyone that he will sue them if they tell what they know," she claimed, adding that he does not use a lot of discretion. Shocking.

Stephanie Santoro sheds new light on Jon and Kate's public battle over money.

On Tuesday, a judge ordered Jon to pay back $180,000, following Kate's claim a few weeks ago that he had taken $230,000 from their shared account.

Kate claimed he left her with only $1,000 to pay bills and take care of the couple's eight small children. He responded that she, too, was hiding cash.

"He told me that he had enough there that when the ball dropped he would have enough to completely screw her over," Stephanie Santoro said.

Kate Gosselin said in an interview with TMZ that she is "disturbed" by reports that Jon has hacked into her emails and other personal accounts.

Her rep says that the reverse-mulleted one "has heard the allegations made by Stephanie Santoro that Jon Gosselin 'hacked' into her emails, phone, and online accounts, and she is profoundly disturbed by them."

"Under the circumstances, Ms. Gosselin is carefully considering her legal options regarding this, and will pursue them if and when the time is right."

Does Jon Gosselin hack, snoop and monitor Kate's every move? That we cannot say with certainty. Is he a Grade A douchebag? That is 100 percent in the affirmative.

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Move over, controversial Meghan McCain Twitter photo.

You don't have the market on unexpected voluptuous Internet bombshells cornered just yet! There's a certain Springfield housewife on your heels!

Last week, we broke the news that Marge Simpson Playboy pics - yes, Marge Simpson Playboy pics - would be gracing the magazine's new issue.

Now, the men's magazine has released excerpts from its exclusive interview with the blue-haired babe. Some sound a lot like The Simpsons quotes.

Here's what Homer's wife has to say about ...

Her family’s reactions to her Playboy pictorial: “Homer said he was intrigued because he had never heard of [Playboy]. The notion of women posing in the buff was completely foreign to him. Wasn’t it sweet of him to lie?"

"Lisa said it was empowering to see a woman in control of her own body. Wasn’t it sweet of her to lie? Bart will never learn about this under any circumstance.”

Marge Simpson Nude

How she knew Homer was the one: “Well, when the doctor said I was pregnant, I heard a voice saying ‘That’s the man you’re going to marry.’"

"The voice was my mother’s.”

Her secret to a successful relationship: “Homer and I have one rule that has worked incredibly well: Never go to bed hungry.”

Advice she gives Lisa regarding men: “I always tell my Lisa she should marry the man who loves her.  It doesn’t matter if he’s losing his hair or is overweight or is at a bar every night ... or if he forgets your birthday and anniversary."

"All that matters is that nothing means anything to him but you.”

Advice she gives Bart regarding women: “I say, ‘You won’t meet any girls in prison, which is where you seem to be headed.’”

What she prides herself on doing around the house: “Searching for copies of [Playboy] and throwing them away…they’re usually in the bedroom.”

As for what Marge Simpson's Playboy photos will look like? Well, if these pictures from The Simpsons are any indication ... um, all natural?

  • Marge Simpson Bikini Pic
  • Marge Simpson Topless

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A Connecticut judge agreed to unseal police search warrants related to police raids on the home of Robert Halderman, David Letterman's alleged blackmailer.

Suffice it to say, there were some interesting findings.

NYPD Detectives targeted "computers and loose media, floppy disk, hard disc, cassette tapes, magnetic tapes, removable media, tape and/or data cartridges."

Robert Halderman had some good stuff too.

The Emmy-winning CBS News producer sent the comedian's attorney a package that included a demand letter, the outline for a screenplay exposing Letterman's in-office affair, as well as "personal correspondence, telephone records and photos."

For good measure, Halderman threw in copies of a diary kept by Stephanie Birkitt, his ex-girlfriend and the Late Show employee at the center of the scandal.

THG NOTE: Way to leave your private diary behind when you moved out, Stephanie! Don't girls guard these things with their lives? Especially if there's info in there about cheating on the guy they LIVE WITH? No wonder Halderman lost his $h!t.

Robert Halderman is accused of trying to extort David Letterman.

"In the letter, Halderman states he needs to make a large chunk of money by selling... client #1 a screenplay treatment," reads the search warrant.

It continues: "The documents then describes that client #1's world is about to collapse as information about his private life is disclosed leading to a ruined reputation and severe damage to his career and family life."

The documents state that Letterman's lawyer, James Jackoway, told investigators in the case that Halderman "demanded $2 million to ensure the information in the screenplay treatment and supporting materials would not be made public."

The 48 Hours Mystery man has pleaded innocent to one count of attempted first degree grand larceny, which carries a maximum penalty of 15 years.

He is currently free on $200,000 bail.

Last week, Norwalk, Conn., prosecutor Suzanne Vieux filed a motion objecting to the warrants' release, arguing that disclosing such information could put the witnesses named in the documents under intense media scrutiny.

More importantly, she said it could hurt the case against Robert "Joe" Halderman. THG NOTE: How is the guy's name both Robert and Joe? Confusing!

Nevertheless, Norwalk Superior Court Judge Bruce Hudok disagreed and authorized the release, provided the names of witnesses were redacted.

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With all the attention paid to Stephanie Birkitt - the former assistant David Letterman had an affair with, and whose cheating on Robert Halderman may have sparked the alleged extortion plot - Holly Hester has been all but forgotten.

She is probably grateful for this.

But the "other" other woman in Letterman's life sure was comfortable in Dave's offices back in the day, as some new photos unearthed by TMZ today show ...

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Holly Hester at David Letterman's offices back in his NBC daze.

An intern on Late Night 20 years ago, Holly Hester says she had a secret relationship with the host when she was a student at NYU and fell head over heels for him.

She says they dated for like a year.

Like the first pictures of Hester we posted a week and a half ago, these are from the early '90s and completely innocent. David Letterman himself is nowhere in sight.

Click to enlarge some more photos of Holly kicking back at Dave's desk with one of his beloved cigars, and displaying some vintage '90s jeans near the office throne:

  • Holly Hester the Boss
  • Holly Hester Image
  • The Other Intern

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If you're seen any Miranda Kerr pictures in your life, you know that the Aussie model, who dates actor Orlando Bloom, is an absolutely gorgeous young woman.

That being said, a recent rooftop photo shoot she did for Grazia magazine in Sydney, on the roof of the Museum of Contemporary Art, is not her most flattering.

As body types go, Mischa Barton is not one you should emulate, but that looks to be what MK is going for. And people wonder why Filippa Hamilton got fired.

Skinny Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr is one of the planet's most beautiful specimens. But she looks a bit gaunt here, like she could use a steak or several. [Photos: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

Just a quick note to all you models around the world and the quote-unquote high fashion magazines who seem to encourage this type of appearance:

Skeletal does not equal hot.

Honestly, is her shoulder blade going to pop out? Is there any flesh on that arm? To think people criticize Jessica Simpson for looking curvy and normal. Yeesh.

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