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Now why would the late Michael Jackson's dermatologist want a say in how the King of Pop's three children - Paris, Prince and Blanket - are raised?

If you know what's already been rumored about Dr. Arnold Klein, it's not too hard to connect the dots here. A man's gotta look after his own offspring!

That hasn't been confirmed, of course. But acting on behalf of Dr. Arnold Klein, lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan made a surprise appearance in court Tuesday to express his client's concerns at the Michael Jackson custody hearing.

Kaplan said he was there to represent Klein's interest in the "education, health care and welfare" of Jackson's two eldest children, Prince Michael and Paris.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff, who awarded Katherine Jackson custody of the three children and agreed to visitation rights for Paris and Prince's biological mother Debbie Rowe, said that Klein had no standing to object.

Klein is said to be the biological father of the children. He has never denied this, saying only that he is not the father "to the best of my knowledge" and even admitting that he was a sperm donor "at some point" if not to Michael directly.

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These Us photos show how close Dr. Arnold Klein was to Michael Jackson and his kids ... but was it more than a friendship? His court maneuver yesterday suggests so.

Arnold Klein had objected to Katherine being awarded custody as per Michael Jackson's last will. But later, the doctor said in a statement via his attorney that he does not have any problem with Katherine Jackson taking care of them.

According to Mark Vincent Kaplan and co-counsel Bradley P. Boyer:

"Arnold Klein is merely acting on promises he made to Michael with respect to ensuring the long-term health and stability of the children and their ability to enjoy as normal of a life out of the spotlight as could be reasonably possible."

"Dr. Klein has always had a special relationship with Paris and Prince, loves and cares deeply for these children and is looking out for their best interest."

"Dr. Klein has been involved with the children in sharing holidays and other special events and wishes to have the ability to continue his involvement as a very close associate of their father and offers his guidance and protection forever."

The judge said Klein can file court papers pertaining to his guardianship concerns, and his legal team says it plans to do just that on September 1.

So Kaplan essentially explained why Dr. Arnold Klein wants to stay in the mix without actually explaining anything. For about $500 per hour, too.

Do you think Arnold Klein is the children's biological father?

 

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Blondes do have more fun ... - Britney

With these sage, powerful words, delivered via Twitter, queen Britney Spears has signaled her approval of the recent switch back to blonde hair she underwent.

She was seen sporting her new locks - as well as a possible engagement ring - having gone back to her roots (sort of literally) at a Beverly Hills salon Monday.

What do you think of the change? Does Britney look better as a blonde than with some of the other hairstyles and colors she's rocked in the recent past?

Tell us what you think in the survey below ...

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  • Spears in Sweden
  • Britney Spears With a Pink Hair Wig

Which hair color looks best on Britney Spears?

 

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It's a slow news week. Exhibit A? During yesterday's "Hot Topics" segment of The View, the panel got into a huge fight over none other than Cookie Monster.

Things got a bit testy as Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd discussed an upcoming healthy eating PSA on Sesame Street, in which Cookie Monster, the show's lovable, ravenous blue dessert fiend, is taught about the benefits of smart food choices.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and a polite, well-educated stalk of broccoli try to teach the Monster a lesson in dieting. But is this really necessary?

Sherri Shepherd thinks so, apparently blaming Cookie Monster for the poor dietary habits of our nation's youth. Whoopi's answer? "Bull! It's a puppet!"

Check out the all-important spat below ...

Call us crazy, but is Cookie Monster even fat? It looks to us like he balances out his love of tasty snacks with an exercise regimen. He can be a tad rude, yes, but who among us hasn't devoured a dessert and left a shower of crumbs in its wake?

It's all about moderation, kids. Why can't you have a cookie but not 73 in one sitting? Besides, all this will do is anger Cookie Monster. Before, he focused on the Cookie aspect; do you really want to be around when the Monster comes out?

And where does it stop? Will Oscar be put on Prozac? Will Elmo next be barred from speaking in the third person, to cure the country's self-centeredness?

Whose side are you on?

 

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As advertised, Hilary Duff is coming to Gossip Girl in the teen drama's new season, and the singer-actress was spotted on the New York City set Monday afternoon.

The Duffster is set to play a famous film star named Olivia who ends up studying at NYU with some other characters (Dan, Blair, Vanessa, Georgina, Scott, etc).

Here's Hilary and her rumored love interest, Penn Badgley:

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Gossip Girl returns, with Hilary Duff guest starring, for its third season on September 14. Are you excited for Hilary's arrival? [Photos: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

In other guest star news, Gossip Girl signed Tyra Banks to appear on the show this season, reportedly as a character in a faux movie starring Duff's character.

Is this a sign of the show getting more notoriety and credibility, or of jumping the shark? Should we see more of Blake Lively in low-cut tops instead?

What do you think, Gossip Girl fans?

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The Saved by the Bell gang's all here! Almost!

Bayside High School's lovable loser, Samuel "Screech" Powers, portrayed by Dustin Diamond, was notably airbrushed out of an old cast picture and left off the cast's reunion on the cover of People magazine, released earlier this week.

Was it because of his upcoming Saved By the Bell tell-all book? His nasty sex tape? His Celebrity Fit Club meltdowns? His troubles with Wisconsin mortgage loans?

Yes, yes, yes and yes.

“The other cast members were very uncomfortable with including him,” a People spokesperson confirms. Ouch, Double-D. Dissed by Lark Voorhies. That hurts.

Diamond's forthcoming Saved By the Bell memoir is a big reason his old pals' defenses are up. Mark-Paul Gosselaar openly slammed him to Newsweek.

"What's he going to say?" Gosselaar sarcastically posited. "We were f--king groupies at 14? I can't wait to read his book, because I don't have a memory of a lot of the shows. Maybe it was because I was doing lines off of the audience members' a----."

"I'm sure he's going to write something crazy. So he's writing a book, I'm not afraid of what he has to say. There are not too many skeletons in my closet."

How did Diamond feel about the blatant snub? Apparently the same way Screech felt after being repeatedly brushed aside by love interest Lisa Turtle.

"Of course he cared he wasn't invited," a Diamond pal said. "Wouldn't you?"

  • Dustin Diamond Sex Tape
  • Dustin Cropped Out

Star in one lousy sex tape and your childhood pals pretend you never existed. Let this be a lesson to all you derelict, unsuccessful stand-up comedians out there.

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In what is probably a good move for him, but a bad one for celebrity gossip sites who love a good feud, Nick Cannon took to (what else) his Twitter page to address the ongoing battle between his wife Mariah Carey and rapper Eminem.

Cannon Twittered various philosophical, Biblical quotes about rising above anger and not giving in to revenge: "Never take your own revenge, but rather give place unto the wrath," read one of his messages on the social networking site.

He also included a direct Bible quote, "'I will bless those that bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse.' Genesis 12:3" and insightful thoughts like:

"Those who feed into negativity must examine there [sic] purpose on this earth."

Eminem vs. Mr. and Mrs. Nick Cannon: A feud that shall not end.

The Tweets are a reaction to Eminem's latest track, "The Warning," in which the rapper goes after the Cannons directly, and swears he had a previous relationship with the singer, with the nude Mariah Carey pictures to prove it even.

Eminem initially ripped Carey in the song "Bagpipes from Baghdad." Carey got revenge by portraying a stalker in her video "Obsessed" that looked remarkably like Eminem, though Carey and her husband have denied any parody.

Whose side are you on?

 

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Some promotional photos for The CW's freshman fall series, The Beautiful Life, have just been released, including this hot new cast picture below.

Conspicuously absent? Mischa Barton. She says she's really happy now, but we are guessing the producers are not so happy with their lead star.

Word has it they've been working on a contingency plan in case Barton is not stable enough to follow through with filming. Probably a smart move.

Here's the cast, sans Mischa ...

It's a Beautiful Life for these young hotties, with or without Barton.

Just in case you thought Mischa was gone altogether, though, think again. A second photo was released that shows Barton, who reportedly tried to take her own life last week, looking suitably angry and bored in this episode still:

Will troubled Mischa Barton star on The Beautiful Life all season?

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There are two sides to every story. Now Kate Major, Jon Gosselin's new love interest, is sitting down to tell hers. In an exclusive interview with E! tomorrow night, she will talk about where things stand between her and Gosselin.

She'll also describe how they met, what their relationship meant for Hailey Glassman, and the future Major is hoping for with the 32-year-old father of eight.

"I would be lying if I said there wasn't instant chemistry between us," says Kate Major of Jon Gosselin, whom she met earlier this year while she was working as a reporter for Star, covering the unraveling of his 10-year marriage.

The two of them went out to dinner the following night.

Kate Major, Jon Gosselin

Kate Major, a.k.a. Kate 2.0, is dishing on love at first sight.

"Do I regret anything? Not really," Major says, although, apparently she has had some second thoughts. "Would I do it again? Probably not," she admits.

Major also opens up about interviewing both Gosselin and his first postmarital lover, Hailey Glassman, whom Jon spent a weekend with in St.-Tropez and was rumored to have gotten engaged to two weeks before being spotted out with Major.

"Right now, there is no happily ever after," Kate Major reveals. However, "[I was] really, really impressed - and I still am - with the person that he is."

"It's a huge relief to finally talk," she says. "I haven't been speaking a lot in the past few days because of how crazy everything is, but I'm ready to talk."

Here's a little sneak preview of Kate Major's interview ...

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Former Laguna Beach star Jason Wahler got arrested Friday night after he got drunk and threw his shoes at people. Yes, really, according to law enforcement.

Wahler got into a scuffle with a bouncer at the Ocean Avenue Brewery in his hometown of Laguna Beach, Calif., and eventually got himself ejected from the joint.

Douchenozzle

Somehow Jason Wahler, who used to date Lauren Conrad on The Hills, made his way back inside, police later said, and the bouncers had to toss him out again.

The best part?

Witnesses say a frustrated Jason removed his shoes and hurled them into the bar, at which point security came out to remove him, and Wahler threw a punch.

The cops arrived and arrested the reality TV loser for battery and public intoxication. The Jason Wahler mug shot above was thus added to his personal gallery.

Oh, and Wahler still has 11 days left on his probation stemming from his drunken, racist, homophobic, violent tirade against a tow-truck driver back in 2007.

That means if he gets convicted, he faces even more trouble. Enjoy jail!

Wahler was recently fired from some movie role he somehow landed. Maybe that played into this outburst somehow. Or maybe he is just a drunken idiot.

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Today's celebrity birthdays are no strangers to criticism.

One has been called a lying, cheating disgrace. The other a neophyte, liberal socialist. When you're on top, the haters will say anything to cut you down!

One is fired up and ready to go. The other juiced up and ready to go ... to the Hall of Shame. Yes, it's the current Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces, Barack Obama (48), and disgraced MLB pitching legend Roger Clemens (47)!

In honor of this 4th day of August, here's a little photo tribute to the middle-aged birthday boys. Click to enlarge these images of the HGH-fueled Rocket ...

  • Debbie and Roger Clemens Picture
  • Debra Clemens

... and the 44th president of the United States of America ...

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