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John Edwards' marriage is over.

So claims the National Enquirer, the publication that first broke the story of his affair with Rielle Hunter in late 2007, then caught him red-handed visiting his mistress in August 2008, forcing him to publicly admit the stunning liaison.

In its new issue, the celebrity news tabloid says his terminally ill wife, Elizabeth Edwards, kicked John out of their bedroom more than two years ago when he confessed to cheating on her, and the two are now officially living apart.

While the disgraced two-time presidential candidate occasionally spends time at their sprawling North Carolina mansion for the sake of their two younger children, the couple - who married in 1977 - have slept apart for years now, insiders say.

That's the true state of the Edwards' marriage - even as Elizabeth and John recently told Oprah Winfrey that they're working to rebuild their broken union.

Edwards' secret affair and likely love child with Rielle Hunter led to a blockbuster story - and for whatever reason, Elizabeth seems intent on trashing John and Rielle with her memoir, Resilience, and subsequent media tour.

On Oprah's May 7 broadcast, amid rumors that Hunter wants a paternity test, Edwards meekly echoed his wife's claims that they were working on things.

John Edwards Lies

KICKED OUT: Like Kate Gosselin and Steve Neild, John Edwards' affair with Rielle Hunter has resulted in severe marital woes for the former U.S. Senator and V.P. nominee.

People close to the fallen political heavyweight say he has little choice but to accept the public punishment his cancer-stricken wife is doling out.

"John has no choice than to follow Elizabeth's lead," says a source. "He has completely destroyed her and their lives by repeatedly lying."

"His betrayal was so severe that there is no marriage to go back to. They are staying together for the sake of their children and reputations. But if things were different, if Elizabeth wasn't sick, she would divorce him in a heartbeat."

Elizabeth told Oprah the couple is working to rebuild their trust, but according to the Enquirer, the reality is she banished John Edwards from their bedroom when he first admitted his affair with Rielle to her in December 2006.

She was rumored to have tossed him out of their Chapel Hill, N.C., home, back in August when he publicly admitted the affair: "After John was caught, Elizabeth told him to simply, 'Get out of the house!'" a source divulged.

John Edwards with the woman who broke up his marriage.

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Jillian Harris says her hot tub scene with Jason Mesnick made her dad's jaw drop on The Bachelor, but she's not clearing the air about what happened.

In fact, the newly-minted star of the new season of The Bachelorette calls a query about the liaison "probably the most inappropriate question ever."

"I'm normally a really open girl about these things, but I mean, it's one of those things that anybody can assume that if I had a steamy make-out session with Jason and I went in the hot tub that him and I quote-unquote did it," she said.

"We can also assume that every Bachelor and Bachelorette in the history of the show has done it with people. I think being a 30-year-old grown woman who is successful in her career and has a great background with great morals and values, people can take a look at me and who I am as a person and they're entitled to their opinion."

"I was actually waiting for that question. It's funny how it fires me up because I am doing something that's very public. But let's say I had slept with Jason. Then I don't think that's anybody's business. And let's say I hadn't. That also is nobody's business."

The hot tub hookup with Jillian was one of three close encounters Mesnick shared with the final competitors on The Bachelor in New Zealand.

He eventually said goodbye to Harris, setting up the season finale in which he chose Melissa Rycroft, only to break up with her for Molly Malaney.

Whatever happened in that hot tub - again, she's not saying - Jillian Harris harbors no ill will toward Mesnick or the aforementioned females.

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It is hardly unusual in these tough economic times of rising expenses and shrinking incomes to hear tales of financial woe. Life is becoming a more and more difficult balancing act for millions upon millions of Americans.

Take Kevin Federline for example.

According to MSNBC, even the former Mr. Britney Spears is struggling amid the recession, with bodyguards’ salaries and giant booze tabs straining his budget.

Sources estimate Federline’s current Britney Spears-based monthly income at $40,000, including $20,000 in child support for Sean Preston and Jayden James.

But apparently that staggering sum is still not enough to keep Federleezy livin' the high-rollin' lifestyle he’s grown accustomed to over the years.

“Kevin has blown through millions,” the source said. “When he and Britney divorced, Kevin continued a star life. He spends all the money he gets.”

A Pregnant Britney Spears

“Kevin can't afford the rent, his help, the food and the booze it takes to keep up (his home),” the source explained. So where does it all go?

Federline’s food bills alone allegedly run over $2,000 a month. Adding that sum to the thousands it takes to pay for housing expenses, nannies, on top of his steep bar bills and bodyguards and there simply isn’t all that much left over.

As for his solution to this issue, the source believes Federline may soon beg the Bank of Britney Spears for a little more support. Perhaps they can work out a plan for Sam Lutfi to pay K-Fed directly and cut out the middle men.

Just hearing the two mentioned together makes us yearn for their bygone era of marital bliss. Click to enlarge some vintage Britney-K-Fed pics ...

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On the campaign trail, Sarah Palin chided Barack Obama for writing two books about his relatively young life while not passing any worthwhile legislation.

Now the former Republican V.P. candidate is ready to follow suit!

Palin will publish a memoir with HarperCollins that will come out in Spring 2010 - the same time she becomes eligible for reelection as Alaska's governor.

The Alaska governor's book, as yet untitled, will cover her many career accomplishments some of the controversies surrounding herself and her family.

The memoir will span her Alaskan childhood through last year's campaign and beyond, and will likely cover her political beliefs and family life.

The pregnancy of her teen daughter Bristol Palin, who gave birth in December, will surely be included. Whether or not Levi Johnston tapped that while Sarah slept in the next room will probably remain shrouded in mystery, however.

"In fairness to my family, this is going be a good opportunity for me to cash in on them, too, because there have been so many misperceptions out there about who we are and what we believe in," Palin said in a statement. 

Other possible topics that Palin's ghostwriter of choice might cover:

  • Emotional family bonding sessions on the front porch, while sipping on wolf blood and enjoying the view of Russia
  • Her incredible wedding night sex with Todd Palin, after they waited to do it until they were married, of course
  • Patented techniques for different kinds of winks
  • The Palin-Carrie Prejean ticket strategies for 2012
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Nadya Suleman is not too proud to accept handouts.

In fact, the fertile one is all for it. She's accepted donations for her newborns, sold family photos, applied for food stamps, enlisted free nannies she later fired for being spies and sponged off taxpayers in countless other ways.

Octomom From Behind

But she's drawing the line at plastic surgery. But only because she doesn't feel she needs it - otherwise, what's another $20,000 for the public to pick up?

"I would never even accept a tummy tuck even if it were offered because I don't need it," Octomom nobly told Radar Online. "I'm actually shocked myself at my own body ... my goal is to do things as naturally as possible."

Except for being artificially inseminated with 14 frickin' kids, that is.

Although Octomom says she's had "absolutely no time to do anything yet," she is convinced that she'll eventually get back into top shape on her own.

"I would like to join a gym," she says without explanation of how she would pay for the membership (or a nanny to watch her kids) on her $0 salary.

"My friends nicknamed me 'Rubberband' because after every [child] I had, I was back to a size 2 in a month. Now, it's three months, and I'm not a 2 yet. I'm a 5 or 6, but I'll get there. I like to be small because I have extraordinary energy."

Wait ... Nadya Suleman has friends?

While she has no plans to go under the knife, Suleman did add without irony that she is feeling compelled to provide for her children.

"What's going on now is that I feel obligated - almost compelled - to earn a living to take care of my kids," she says.

By whoring them out on a reality show, natch.

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Katy Perry is ready to walk down the aisle. With someone.

"I'd like to get married if I find that 'one' everyone talks about," she tells the June issue of UK Cosmopolitan. "I'm not in a rush, but last night I was thinking, 'Is it wrong for me to want to marry soon and have that feeling?'"

Katy Perry on Raising Hope

"And I wonder when that person is going to present himself to me. To me, marriage isn't about bank accounts and houses; it's about finding the one you can hitch your hip to and build on each other's strengths," she goes on.

The singer, who split from Gym Class Heroes' Travis McCoy last January, but supposedly got back together with him recently, tells Cosmo she's currently single.

She adds that she doesn't like it that way.

"I don't like being single, no. I live a fantastic life, but at the end of the day all I want to do is pick up my phone and share it with someone," she says.

"The other day I'd sold a million records in the U.S. and I didn't have anyone to tell. It was actually a really lonely moment."

Being famous has made it harder to find romance as well.

"If I go out to dinner with a guy, people automatically think we're dating," Katy Perry added. "And then when you do start dating, it becomes a race to the altar. I'm like, 'Come on, can't we just be boyfriend and girlfriend?'"

Her ideal guy?

"Firstly, he has to be stronger than I am mentally. He can't be jealous because I'm a very touchy-feely person. And he'd need to be able to tell me both yes and no. I'll probably end up with someone who's a bit older, a few steps ahead of me."

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LaLa Vazquez, or just "La La" to some, has had a distinguished career as a DJ, reality TV host, and playing herself in any movie that will have her.

In pro basketball circles, she is also known as the fiancee of Carmelo Anthony, star of the surging Denver Nuggets, which brings us to this article.

With her husband's team in Dallas taking on the Mavericks, LaLa was ejected after an unspecified "incident" with some old ladies sitting behind her.

Footage taken at the game last night showed LaLa cursing and getting rather hostile as security guards tried to escort her out of the stands ...

Today, LaLa released a statement claiming racial taunts and violent threats from Dallas fans started the altercation that became the talk of the game:

"Obviously playoff games bring out the best and the worst in fans but what happened on Monday night with the racial slurs / threats, verbal attacks on my son and physical attacks to myself by irate fans was completely unacceptable."

"The fans were totally out of control. What the cameras captured was me defending myself and didn't show the abuse that was taking place."

LaLa Vazquez, ironically, is a judge on VH1's Charm School.

The Mavs and Nuggets are set to face off again tomorrow night.

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Rihanna has yet to speak in public about her split from allegedly violent ex, Chris Brown, but she’s got a mouthful to say in her new song.

Kanye West posted a demo, “Silly Boy,” on his blog, in which RiRi bashes her former beau with the help of Lady GaGa on backing vocals.

A Rihanna Bikini Pic

“I said I’m not coming back. You fooled me once but you can’t have that ego turning. Just too bad for you, that when you had me. Didn’t know what to do, she’s over you. Cause you had a good girl, good girl, girl. That’s a keeper," RiRi sings.

"You had a good girl, good girl ... but didn’t know how to treat her. So silly boy, get out my face. Why do you like the way regrets taste?”

We would have gone with "tell me how my a$$ tastes," but not bad.

If her new song lyrics are to be interpreted as any sort of message to Chris Brown, Rihanna is apparently quite over her ex-boyfriend and alleged batterer.

We doubt it is a coincidence that the new track surfaced on Kanye's blog right after those alleged Rihanna nude pics leaked online last week.

Guess know where Kanye’s loyalty lies - and now, so does Brown.

He is due in court on May 28 for a preliminary hearing on assault and criminal threats charges stemming from a February incident where he's said to have pounded her into oblivion and told her he would kill her during a nuclear blowout.

His defense may hinge on a leaked police photo of the battered singer that surfaced on celebrity gossip site TMZ in the weeks following the altercation, and his lawyer's claims that this undermines Brown's right to a fair trial.

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Last night on The Hills, the tables were finally turned on Justin-Bobby.

Audrina Patridge's moronic on-off boyfriend was apparently pretty steamed when he heard about her hookup with Brody Jenner in Hawaii, and was calling her 24/7.

When Audzo finally agreed to see the scraggly-ass loser, she was unapologetic for her actions and totally blew him off. Hurts to be on the receiving end, eh, J-Bob?

“We’re at a dead end right now and need to go our separate ways," she said, adding that they were never exclusive. "We can't be friends. It doesn’t work. I came to say goodbye face-to-face. Don’t call. Don’t text. It’s over.” Iced!

Audrina abruptly left the restaurant, and Justin-Bobby, showing more genuine concern in this one scene than he has in the previous two years, chased after her.

Is Audrina Patridge finally done with Justin-Bobby?

“If I spent the night in Lauren’s room, you would freak out,” Justin-Bobby said, clearly worked up about her and Brody. While true, this comment left her unmoved.

Good riddance.

At People's Revolution, Stephanie Pratt was basically ignoring her job and blabbing on and on and on to Lauren Conrad about this hunky DJ she had just met. Lauren hinted subtly, then not subtly, that she needed to focus on work.

Alas, Stephanie Pratt has an IQ of 20.

LC was pulling clothes for an important photo shoot at Smashbox (where Lo of all people recently got a job). She had to run to the shoot and left Steph to finish packing the clothes and inputting the order into the computer.

But Steph’s mind - what little there is of it - was elsewhere. Shockingly, when LC arrived at the big photo shoot, all of the necessary clothes did not.

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Shocking pics of Katie Price boozing with a mystery guy and flaunting her gigantic boobs were the last straw between herself and Peter Andre, The Sun (UK) reports.

The two announced their split yesterday - and now we know why.

Katie Price, Spotted Shirt

Peter had already been telling pals he was unhappy because things were growing strained between him and his high-maintenance wife. But then he just snapped.

The model known as Jordan looked like a complete mess at the Syndicate club in Bristol last Friday evening, guzzling vodka and snuggling up to a mystery man.

When her husband of five years saw photos in The Sun of Katie Price drunkenly slumped in a nightclub, her 32DD breasts spilling onto some dude, he'd had it.

These Katie Price pics allegedly made Peter Andre pack his bags.

Clubbers who were at Syndicate said there was no sign of the looming rift as Jordan looked like she didn’t have a care in the world. But a friend said: "To say [Peter] was furious is an understatement. It was the last straw."

One reveler added: "She had her wedding ring on but she just kept asking for more drink. She kept shouting, ‘I love Bristol!’ - she wanted to be noticed."

Really? Katie Price begging for attention? Shocking.

Price reportedly spent half an hour cuddling up to a man in a checkered shirt and whispering in his ear, although she ultimately left without the mystery fella.

However, club manager Steve Dew said that in the street, she planted a big on a man walking by. Maybe she'll look him up now that Peter's out of the picture.

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