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President Barack Obama's candid thoughts about Kanye West have provoked a debate over standards of journalism in the age of social media such as Twitter.

They're also sparking some hilarious parodies.

ABC News says it was wrong for its employees to Tweet that Obama called West a jackass following the rapper's ambushing of country star Taylor Swift.

The network said its employees overheard a candid discussion between the president and CNBC's John Harwood that it didn't realize was off the record.

E-mails shot around among ABC about Obama's comments, with at least three employees Twittering to spread the news before the interview even aired.

When ABC authorities found out about the Obama Tweets, they had them taken down after about an hour. But the news was out and the damage done.

ABC apologized to the White House and CNBC.

During informal banter before an interview began, Obama was how his two girls felt about Kanye hijacking Swift's acceptance speech at the MTV VMAs.

No one can accuse the President of being out of touch on this issue.

"I thought it was really inappropriate," Obama says. "The young lady seems like a perfectly nice person. She's getting her award. What's he doing up there?"

A questioner chimes in, "Why would he do it?"

"Eh, he's a jackass," Obama said, and was met with laughter from several people, prompting the President to quickly realize he may have gone too far.

"Come on guys," he said, subtly urging them to keep the comment private and to "cut the president some slack. I've got a lot of other stuff on my plate."

It's fitting that Obama was overheard commenting on Kanye, whose outburst was described by some outlets as giving Swift "the Joe Wilson treatment."

Wilson, a South Carolina Republican Congressman, was issued a formal rebuke by his colleagues following his heckling of Obama's speech last week.

Here's a brief, but hilarious video of Kanye's outburst interspersed with the President's health care speech, right as it was interrupted by Wilson ...

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The ongoing Michael Jackson homicide investigation is nearing its end, and will be presented to the L.A. County District Attorney in ... 3-4 weeks.

Hey, no one said it was moving quickly. Just almost done.

The bulk of the investigation is completed and Michael Jackson's personal doctor at the time of his death June 25 remains the singular target, sources say.

LAPD detectives have requested opinions from several medical experts who will analyze the evidence and offer their opinions on Dr. Conrad Murray's conduct.

Several glaring inconsistencies and suspect findings regarding Murray's actions on the above date have police pondering what to believe and how to respond.

Will Dr. Conrad Murray be charged in the death of Michael Jackson?

Medical experts usually submit their findings in 2-3 weeks, and detectives need another week to compile evidence for their formal presentation to the D.A.

Law enforcement sources also say an arrest will not be made before Dr. Conrad Murray is charged with a crime, assuming he is charged with a crime at all.

A manslaughter charge seems the most likely crime he would be charged with, a;though less serious - and more serious - charges have not been ruled out.

The case is complicated by the fact that Jackson was taking various drugs, even with compelling evidence that Propofol was the direct cause of his death.

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Christie Prody, who dated O.J. Simpson for 13 years and somehow survived to tell about it, told Good Morning America that there were some close calls.

The Minnesota-born Prody, who was just 19 when she met O.J. after his 1995 acquittal, says he subjected her to constant emotional and physical abuse.

O.J. Mugshot

As for the million-dollar question of why the f*%k any sane human would get involved with O.J. Simpson, she said she was "very young, very naive."

Apparently O.J. wanted Christie Prody to look like his deceased wife, which is so creepy we don't even know what to say, "making" her get breast implants.

She now believes he killed Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend.

"Yeah, I do," Christie Prody said, noting that O.J. said Nicole "had it coming because of her lifestyle - people she hung out with, namely Ron Goldman."

"It took me many years to realize and face that hard, terrible truth."

Christie Prody says O.J. admitted it "in as many words," mentioning details only a killer would know, although she did not reveal any of these on GMA.

She says she couldn't leave O.J. because "he would find me." Sadly, she's probably right, and is lucky he got convicted of kidnapping and robbery first.

Her attorney, Gloria Allred, was by her side, and said Prody's life was in danger with O.J. Simpson, and that "Christie fortunately got out with her life."

Both women reiterated their desire for Simpson not to be free, even on bail. Somehow we doubt they'll encounter much opposition to that viewpoint.

Saying her life is "absolutely great," Prody says she is in love with a wonderful man, and they apparently have a "beautiful baby daughter" together.

She got pregnant and had a kid? O.J. is not gonna like this.

Christie Prody Mug Shot

It took 13 years for O.J. Simpson's girlfriend Christie Prody to escape his clutches.

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It was only a matter of time. Stephanie Santoro, former Jon Gosselin nanny and alleged play thing, has opened up to celebrity gossip magazine In Touch.

Her allegation? That she and America's favorite estranged husband bachelor had sex nine times (not that she's counting). What a player this guy is.

Not surprisingly, the King of Pimps "wasn't terrible," but, by the same token, "it wasn't the best I ever had." Oh, quit downplaying it, Stephanie Santoro.

The whole thing started when Jon called her and asked for a massage. Anyone who's been to a Chinatown massage parlor knows what that's code for.

She obliged, obviously, because it is useless to try to resist Jon Gosselin, and the two ended up in his hot tub, where he uttered the following line:

[Drum roll, please, this one is an all-timer]

"Whatever you do, don't fall in love with me ... because it's going to be impossible for me not to fall in love with you."

Try to hurl into a paper bag, or at leas aim away from the keyboard.

Kate's divorce lawyers are gonna have a field day with this one.

After the hot tub session, the dutiful dad "ran in to make sure all of the kids were asleep, and we went back into the apartment that is over the garage."

You know what happened after that. They had sex while his kids slept. She was photographed leaving the next day, so this is probably at least partially true.

These revelations come a day after Marci Santoro, Stephanie's mother, told Radar Online that an unstable Jon threatened to kill himself (he denies that).

Marci also told Radar that none other than Hailey Glassman, Jon Gosselin's new girlfriend and everlasting "soul mate," found out about Stephanie Santoro.

Jon's plan of action? Ask Stephanie to lie for him to save his relationship with Hailey. Hey, why not keep the revolving door of loose women open, right?

Says Marci: “He asked her if she would call Hailey Glassman, calm her down and tell her they never had a relationship, that they never did anything."

"He told Stephanie that he cared for Hailey, but didn’t see her as a person he wanted to spend his life with. He didn’t see her as a mother figure for the children, but said he couldn’t end it now because there was too much stuff."

What that "stuff" is remains to be seen. We're guessing he means "tail."

Stephanie Santoro in In Touch

Stephanie Santoro is definitely up to Jon's mediocre standards.

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Linda McMahon has just announced she intends to run for U.S. Senate in her home state of Connecticut. Can the government smell what the WWE CEO is cooking?

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., says the wife of Vince McMahon is resigning as CEO to seek the Republican nomination for a spot in the U.S. Senate in 2010.

No word if Triple H will serve as campaign director, but he could be a vital addition if Team McMahon wants the Pedigree to finish off Democrat Christopher Dodd.

Bad wrestling jokes aside, Vince McMahon will take over CEO duties while Linda McMahon, 60, seeks to be the Republican candidate against three opponents.

In announcing her run, Linda McMahon said Washington is "out of control" and that Dodd has "lost his way and our trust." Dodd plans to run for a sixth term.

Watch out, Chris Dodd: Linda McMahon is gunning for your job!

Linda and hubby Vince McMahon, himself a professional wrestler, announcer and promoter, and currently the company's chairman, co-founded WWE in 1980.

Linda McMahon has served as CEO since May 1997.

With deep pockets and an established presence in the state, McMahon could actually be a force in the race. Based in Stamford, Conn., WWE reported $526.5 million in sales in 2008 - that's even more than Dodd's sketchy mortgages!

Besides, if Jesse Ventura can be elected Governor of Minnesota, Linda at least stands a decent chance to win a U.S. Senate seat. Especially if she adopts Ric Flair's famous motto, "To be the man, you need to beat the man."

Dodd is currently the man. Linda is taking this message to heart.

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Fashion Week is all about making a splash, and not just with clothing.

Mickey Rourke and Cheyenne Tozzi, his new, 20-year-old model girlfriend, made their public debut for all the world to see at Max Azria's show.

She was skinny and gorgeous and the 57-year-old couldn't keep his hands off her once she joined him in the front row. That's kind of a gross.

Not quite as gross, though, as the fact that Cheyenne Tozzi, an Australian model, used to date none other than Brandon Davis back in the day.

Yes, Mickey Rourke is hitting it with Greasy seconds.

Mickey Rourke is an oddball, but he's got himself a 20-year-old model girlfriend. One can question what Cheyenne Tozzi is thinking, but not that Mick is the man.

At least The Wrestler star has no qualms about admitting he's a dirty old guy, telling E! News he was there "for the models more than the clothes."

Asked how he prefers his women these days, he said "Fat." Somewhere, Jessica Simpson is shuddering. And not because that coyote ate her dog.

As for blondes or brunettes? "Depends on what I'm drinking."

Gotta love Mickey Rourke.

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Another day, another bizarre series of Lady Gaga photos. Life is good.

The new issue of Vogue Japan features the popular singer splashed with paint and tied up with ropes and things of that nature. It's supposed to be artistic.

We think they've accomplished that goal, although it's hard to tell if it's meant to be kinky or not. Whether it's attractive or not is also another story ...

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Lady Gaga doing her thing in the new issue of Vogue Japan.

As to the hermaphrodite rumors that simply will not go away, even after she has personally commented on them, that part (or parts) appears to be covered.

Not a lot to go on. Let debate over whether she's a man or a woman continue!

Click to enlarge more photos from her Vogue spread below, including one shot of Lady Gaga nude, and one of her upside down. They're a little confusing ...

  • Lady Gaga Nude Photo
  • Lady Gaga: New Star
  • Lady Gaga Topless Pic

[Photos: Vogue]

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As you've probably seen and heard (approximately once a week for the past two months) Levi Johnston has been on a media tour bashing Sarah Palin.

Last year, Levi knocked up the former Alaska Governor and Republican V.P. candidate's teenage daughter Bristol, then pretended to be engaged to her until the campaign was over. Now that it is, Levi's not holding anything back!

But Meghan McCain, daughter of Palin's running mate John McCain, thinks he should focus his time and effort elsewhere. Like on raising his baby son.

"I think he should go back to Alaska and take care of his baby, which he claims he wants to be doing, but I just see him going to events," Meghan said.

Not posing in Playgirl? Come on, Megs, cut him some slack!

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Meghan McCain offers criticism of Levi, and encouragement for Tila.

Speaking to Us Weekly at a launch party for fashion blog CocoPerez in New York, the 24-year-old McCain, who is friends with Bristol Palin, said of Levi:

"If I had a child, I would be at home taking care of it."

It's not an unfair statement. Tripp Johnston, Levi's son with Bristol Palin, will be nine months old later this month, and he's been trying to pay the bills with countless interviews. But how smart is it to keep ripping Tripp's grandma?

In any case, Meghan also said her dad is "doing good" and "keeping busy," while her BFF Tila Tequila is also hanging in there. Yes, they really are friends.

Tila recently claimed San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman roughed her up over Labor Day weekend, but the D.A. decided not to press charges.

"My heart goes out to her," Meghan said. "I think she's going to do a civil trial. Obviously, I think any abuse towards a woman is just reprehensible."

Added the younger McCain of her pal Tila, "She's a fighter!"

Sure thing. Click here for more Meghan McCain pictures!

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Sorry, Olivia Wilde nude. Beautiful as you are, you'll have a hard time stacking up to Marisa Miller - even when she's wearing underwear and you're not!

Granted, posing in underwear is kind of what Marisa Miller does, and she's kind of a big deal in her profession. How can anyone be expected to hang?

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Case in point ...

Marisa Miller poses for new Victoria's Secret ads. Nice work, Marisa.

If you can't get your hands on the newest Victoria's Secret catalog or turn on a TV, these are photos from her latest photo shoot for the lingerie brand.

We'd say she did a pretty good job, too. If you wish to kiss your productivity at work or school goodbye, click to enlarge more Marisa Miller pictures ...

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Actress Leelee Sobieski and her fashion designer fiance, Adam Kimmel, are expecting their first child together, according to celebrity news reports.

"The happy couple are thrilled to be expecting their first child in December," the star's rep said, noting that Leelee Sobieski is due in December.

Ryan Shawhughes, Baby

It will be the first child for Leelee, 27, and Adam 30, who got engaged a few months back. Things appear to be going well for them, we think.

Leelee Sobieski and her fiance, Adam Kimmel.

Sobieski first donned her engagement ring to the L.A. premiere of her latest flick, the Johnny Depp drama Public Enemies, in Los Angeles back in June.

Congratulations to the engaged, expectant parents!

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