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Worst parents ever Richard and Mayumi Heene have officially pleaded guilty to a felony and misdemeanor charge, respectively, stemming from the now-infamous Balloon Boy hoax that shocked and appalled the world last month.

A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for December 23.

Appearing in a Ft. Collins, Colo., courtroom Friday, the Heenes admitted concocting and lying about son Falcon's fake "flight" aboard a saucer-shaped balloon.

"This is designed to keep the family together," says Richard's attorney David Lane. The couple's kids "seem like happy, well-adjusted kids," says Lane. "[They have] huddled together as a family. These are well cared for, well-loved kids."

A subdued Richard Heene pleaded guilty to a felony charge of attempting to influence a public servant. He could face 90 days in jail and a $500,000 fine.

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A photo of Richard Heene where he belongs: A police station.

He also may be responsible for restitution, at leads $62,000 more. If the worst dad ever does go to jail, it certainly won't be for as long as some might like.

Mayumi Heene pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of false reporting to authorities, which she admitted in an affidavit. She could face up to 60 days.

Richard Heene also requested that bond be modified so he can seek employment next week in New York and California. Who would employ this loser?

Lane declined to discuss it, but said: "Richard can't own a firearm [as a felon], but other than that he is a free person to do whatever any free person does."

Might he profit from the hoax? Rest assured, ladies and gentlemen: "Colorado has a statute that prohibits him from profiting from wrongdoing," says Lane.

Serves him right. Sucker.

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Whitney Port appeared on the hit reality show The Hills, which followed a group of young women battling it out on the cut-throat career ladder in L.A.

Or at least it originally did, before it became about desperate girls fighting over loser Justin-Bobby. Anyway, Whitney later went on to star in The City.

Jay and Whit

Her spinoff has become compulsive viewing for fashionistas across the globe – and for many, it's the new guilty pleasure, even more than The Hills.

Below are excerpts from Whitney's Q&A with You magazine (UK) ...

Q: We watched you fall for and break up with Aussie musician Jay Lyon on The City. It can’t be much fun living out a relationship on camera.

Whitney Port: The most embarrassing moment of my TV career came when I found out from a friend that my boyfriend was cheating on me. Whoever you are and however it happens, that is a humbling, horrible moment, but when cameras are on you, waiting for your reaction, you just feel pathetic and totally naive. And you wonder, did the producers know he was cheating? It gets very difficult to know who to trust.

Q: Who do you trust?

Whitney Port: I trust my gut feeling and my oldest friends. Producers are a different matter – you never know when they are trying to get a rise out of you.

Q: Could you be the new Carrie Bradshaw?

Whitney Port: I love Sex and the City, but I’m more of a Charlotte! However much MTV would love it, I am not going to go on a different date every night.

Q: Who would be your dream date?

Whitney Port: Ryan Gosling. I don’t really have a type, but I have a big crush on him.

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As media and fame whores go, there's Speidi and there's everyone else.

The gruesome twosome from The Hills is so shameless about their ambition to be famous that their ambition to be famous is their M.O. There is no cover story, or ostensible reason for being. They exist so we will cover them.

Cheers to a Fake Relationship

And we do. Because that's what makes Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt so entertaining. Who else would write a book called How to Be Famous: Our Guide to Looking the Part, Playing the Press and Becoming a Tabloid Fixture.

It's so delightfully straightforward, we almost admire them. Almost.

Recently, Playboy jumped the shark by featuring Heidi Montag nude. Now it's gone back for a second jump-around with the following Q&A with Speidi ...

Q: What led you to decide to write this particular book together?

Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag: They always say, "Write what you know," and we know how to be famous. Plus, we're both extremely giving people.

What good is having all of this knowledge if you don't share it with others for the low, low price of $19.99, available online and at bookstores everywhere?

This book didn't require much planning. It's like if you asked Michael Jordan to write a book on how to dunk, or Bono to write one on how to be a rock star.

Q: Aren't you worried that revealing your strategies for becoming a celebrity and remaining in the public eye may have a detrimental effect on your fame?

Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag: We're not worried at all. Our fame has never been about being liked. Being liked is fine, and we love it when people come up to us and say nice things, but we're famous because we keep people guessing.

What's more surprising than a famous person telling people how they did it?

Q: You reference Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in the book as two celebrities who really know how to manipulate the press to their advantage. Are you at all concerned that [Brangelina] may have a negative reaction to your description of them?

Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag: Well, we wouldn't want to piss them off. She might steal Spencer - you know, because she steals people's husbands! But seriously, we would love to sit down and discuss fame with them.

Q: What's on your agenda in 2010?

Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag: Adopt an African baby, date Vince Vaughn, shave our heads, pretend Spencer is trapped in a balloon and have octuplets.

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According to his estranged wife, and quite possibly New York State law, the recent leaking of phone call tapes to the press by Michael Lohan wasn't just a d!ck move.

It was also illegal.

Some legal experts say the father of Lindsay Lohan could wind up back behind bars - familiar surroundings for him - after releasing tapes of his family's phone calls.

The reason? Simple. M-Lo wasn't allowed to be on the calls in the first place. That's according to a protective order Dina obtained in Nassau County, N.Y., in 2005.

The order bars Michael from contacting Dina by email or phone 'til 2011. The release of the tapes, one of which was made in 2008, could be the smoking gun.

DISH SERVED COLD: Michael Lohan has been dishing out serious embarrassment to Lindsay lately, and she and mom Dina are out to make him pay - with jail time.

If police and prosecutors determine he broke the rules of the protective order, as Dina alleges this week, Michael could be looking at some quality time in prison.

Dina Lohan's lawyers have already contacted the Nassau County D.A. about Michael, who shows no signs of abating - he's threatening to leak more on Lindsay.

Sadly for Lindsay, there are no laws subjecting him to punishment from being an insensitive, deadbeat dad, a backstabber or an awful human being. Too bad.

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After producing weekly Unintentional Comedy Hall of Fame moments as the single worst actress on TV, Ashlee Simpson was fired from Melrose Place.

But the CW ahow has no intention of letting her and equally awful, fellow pink-slipped counterpart Colin Egglesfield fade away without one last hurrah.

The two engage in a sex-filled farewell before packing their bags. How racy is it?  Colin said: "There are very few clothes involved in the near future."

He adds of Ashlee's character, Violet: "She's up for anything."

Doesn't mean she's good at anything, but, good to hear!

What brings these talentless thespians together for their last hurrah?

Sources close to the show say Colin and Ashlee actually have not one but two steamy sex scenes in the next few episodes, before they leave around episode 13.

That puts their departure around early next year, and it looks like our last impressions of them will be saucy ones. Rumor has it they're almost completely naked.

"Things get pretty violent and kind of crazy," Egglesfield says of his final story line. "Auggie ends up hitting the bottle and falls off the deep end a little bit."

Auggie's drinking was to be more developed, but because of his exit it was cut short. On the plus side, Heather Locklear's return engagement starts Tuesday!

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Last night, a one-hour documentary called Octomom: Me and My 14 Kids premiered on British TV. It will air (as My Life As the Octomom) at a later date in the U.S.

In this low point for reality TV, the freak says "sometimes I think God is testing me," defending herself against her critics, adding: "I'm a competent, good mother."

Nadya Suleman, now a mom of 14, is open about her struggle to bond with each of her octuplets in the early stages of life, admitting that "it takes a while ... I found myself bonding with, like, three or four [more] than the others. It's so hard."

Also hard? Raising more than a dozen kids with no job. Oh wait, no it's not, taxpayers will gladly pick up the tab there. In fact, she should probably have more kids.

The show's producer and director, Luke Campbell, called Nadya "tenacious," as well as "completely approachable" with "a logical sense of the enormity of her situation."

This is the first time anyone has ever used "logical" and "Octomom" in the same sentence. Campbell did acknowledge that he worries about Suleman at times.

"She burst into tears for half an hour mid shoot," he recalled. "[Nadya Suleman] means well, but I don't think in the future she's really going to be able to really provide the necessary level of monitoring and mothering [that a child needs]."

YA THINK?!

Shooting for the documentary, and future installments to air at later dates, began in April. While distinguishing her show from Jon and Kate Plus 8, Nadya says:

"You live in my life one day and you'll see, you'll realize: it's ludicrous."

Indeed. Follow the jump to see a clip of this crap ...

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There was no goalie of any kind involved when Levi Johnston knocked up Bristol Palin. But he does wield a hockey stick in his much-anticipated Playgirl photo spread.

"The shoot was fantastic!" Johnston's manager, Tank Jones, said of Johnston's New York photo session, adding that the nude model wasn't nervous in the slightest.

"We're having a lot of fun with it," Jones teases.

How much did the Bristol Palin baby daddy reveal? "People are going to see more of Levi than thought," Jones says, confirming, "There was a hockey stick involved."

It's not over, either: a second Levi Johnston nude photo session takes place today. Jones, his spokesman, says "Part two is going to be fantastic. That's all I can say."

Levi Johnston cleans up nice. But will he look good naked?

Meanwhile, Johnston has no plans as yet to spend Thanksgiving with the Palins, despite Sarah Palin's comments on Oprah that the father of Tripp is "part of the family."

"Nobody put out an invitation. So we wouldn't want to act premature," Jones quipped.

The manager scoffed at Palin's suggestion that Levi is doing Playgirl for attention. "He's doing Playgirl because he wants to do Playgirl," Jones clarifies. And for money.

"A lot of famous people have done Playgirl: Jim Brown, Burt Reynolds, Mario Lopez."

Mario Lopez?

Motives aside, the Levi Johnston nude photos will run in January, and will be a boon for the naked rag. Says a rep: "Our subscriptions have gone through the roof!"

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Brandi Glanville, Eddie Cibrian's soon-to-be ex-wife, was pretty pissed off earlier this year when he began screwing LeAnn Rimes ... over and over and over again.

Now she claims the actor is screwing her, but only financially. Rough.

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Brandi claims the CSI: Miami star has left her essentially high and dry since they split after eight years of marriage, refusing to give her a dime for food and gas.

According to court documents, Brandi claims that Eddie is raking in $60,000 a week on his show, but he's currently only paying for Brandi's "household bills."

Eddie Cibrian's affairs earlier this year made Brandi Glanville leave him.

Amazingly, Brandi Glanville wants money to help care for their two young sons, as well as herself. Brandi is asking for $39,963 a month in spousal support.

Yes, that's per month. Maybe that will make Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes think twice about flaunting their romantic affair in public every chance they get.

Okay, probably not, but it was a nice thought.

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Model Cindy Crawford is the latest celebrity to be ensnared in an extortion plot, in her case involving her a photo of her eight year-old daughter, Kaia.

A strange photo of Kaia (taken when she was seven) was stolen from a former nanny employed by Crawford by an acquaintance named Edis Kayalar.

The photo depicts her "bound to a chair and gagged," as part of the nanny's "cops and robbers game." The parents were unaware of this "game."

Edis Kayalar subsequently threatened to sell the picture, thus beginning a blackmailing plot. He arrested and deported to his home country of Germany after allegedly trying to bilk money from Cindy and her husband, Rande Gerber.

Creepily, a man who appeared to be Kayalar contacted celebrity gossip site TMZ about six weeks ago trying to sell the photo of the girl. He said he found the photo in the nanny's room and thought she might be abusing the child.

  • Edis Kayalar Picture
  • Edis Kayalar Mug Shot

Edis Kayalar said he had taken the photo from the nanny's room and wanted to know if he could get in trouble selling it. The website offered no advice and passed.

When they learned about the plot, Crawford and Gerber called the police, then paid Kayalar $1,000 for what they thought was the original photo.

But Gerber claims Kayalar came back a few days later, claiming he still had a copy and demanded more money. Crawford and her husband went to the FBI. Kayalar has been charged with one count extortion - he faces two years in prison if convicted.

The couple released the following statement:

"A criminal complaint was filed today in federal court stating that Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford have been the victims of an on-going extortion scheme."

"This crime has been committed by Edis Kayalar, an acquaintance of a former nanny, who threatened to sell a photo of their then-seven-year-old daughter."

"There was no previous awareness by Mr. Gerber and Ms. Crawford of the existence of the photograph when they were contacted by Mr. Kayalar."

"The photo was taken by the former nanny as part of a purported game without the knowledge of the parents. The couple reported the extortion threat to the police and the FBI began a criminal investigation in the matter."

"Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford intend to continue to pursue any and all available legal action against anyone who aids the perpetrator."

Hopefully Robert Halderman is taking notes.

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With all the twisted, weird and scandalous relationships that define Gossip Girl, who better than to perform live on the show than a rumored hermaphrodite?

The rising pop star sings, “Bad Romance,” at a private show arranged by Blair, who is trying to prove herself as a freshman at NYU, on Monday's new episode.

Hopefully, they get through the episode without a Lady Gaga nude scene, or her staging her own death on stage. Although it's Gossip Girl, you never know.

“My little sister is the hugest Gossip Girl fan ever,” said Lady Gaga, who wears a 30 foot-long dress for her concert. Naturally. Would you expect any less?

She says it's a "crazy performance art piece" in which she, via her song, serves as the narrator for what the characters are doing. Intrigued? Confused?

Us to. Check out the preview of Lady Gaga on Gossip Girl below ...

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