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Jessica Simpson may be unlucky in love. But she's still looking.

"I definitely love a spiritual man – somebody that is going to always put up with my neediness and overbearing manager-dad be able to inspire me."

Simpson, who split from NFL star Tony Romo in July and who also had a on-off romance with douchebag ladies' man John Mayer, doesn't stop there.

"I don't want to get bored," she tells Extra. "I can bore out pretty easily, so I love intellectual men ... people that will always keep me intrigued."

And what else? "I love artistic men – somebody that really understands their art," says Nick Lachey's ex-wife. "I like a confident man," she adds.

She may be lonely, but don't count Jessica Simpson out yet.

Simpson has been traveling the world working on her upcoming VH1 program, The Price of Beauty, and says the travels have been a growing experience.

"I couldn't have had this journey at a better time in my life, to seek out beauty, to seek out confidence and to seek the power of a woman," she says.

Jessica, who just got a new Henna tattoo, added, "It really is about who I am and want to become, and what's going to make the best version of myself."

We're not sure what that would be career-wise, but all kidding aside, we really do hope Jessica finds someone capable of making her happy forever.

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A nanny who once worked for Anna Nicole Smith claimed she saw Howard K. Stern and Dr. Khristine Eroshevich force drugs on the late Playboy model.

This according to an investigator testifying in courtyesterday.

Playboy Bunny

The Department of Justice's Danny Santiago testified that Nadine Alexie claimed she saw Smith's companion (Stern) and former shrink (Eroshevich) give Smith drugs against her will that kept her asleep for days.

Santiago said he got the information from Alexie in September.

The nanny, according to Santiago, also claimed that Smith would wake up covered in vomit and feces in her bed. Absolutely tragic, terrible stuff.

Anna Nicole Smith (1968-2007).

The testimony was part of a preliminary hearing to determine if Stern, Dr. Eroshevich and Dr. Sandeep Kapoor will be tried for Smith's death.

We suspect they will be. Last week, a pharmacist testified that Eroshevich prescribing lethal doses of drugs to Smith and he wouldn't comply.

The trio of defendants face more than a dozen felony counts of allegedly supplying Smith with drugs illegally, and for aiding a drug addict.

All three defendants have pleaded not guilty.

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Gossip Girl stars Blake Lively and Penn Badgley, whose characters used to date on the hit CW show, have been dating more than a year and a half.

According to reports, they are looking to extend that ... forever!

A close pal of Blake's repors that it is just a matter of time. The couple are expected to announce their engagement sooner rather than later.

Sunday is Badgley's 23rd birthday, and while some speculate they might have something else to celebrate then, others say talk is premature.

Just a little, though.

''I think if November 1 was Blake's birthday, he might have surprised her with a ring,'' quipped the source. ''But my guess is over the holidays.''

No question, Penn Badgley and Blake Lively are a cute couple, and one that likes to keep a low profile as well. They would have our blessing.

Penn and Blake. Dan and Serena. They're hot by any name!

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Russell Brand would be proud.

Katy Perry is following in her new boyfriend’s footsteps and playing host at the MTV Europe Music Awards, held live from Berlin, Germany, on November 5!

She experimenting with kissing a girl, and she liked it. How will she feel about hosting? We'll have to wait and see. In the meantime, here's a promo shot:

Katy Perry will be trying out award show hosting for the first time.

We just hope she doesn't have to contend with any Kanye West-style outbursts. You just never know with the MTV VMAs. Staged or not, all hell breaks loose.

Fortunately, Russell Brand, who has hosted the American VMAs the past two years, should be able to give her some pointers or full Jonas Brothers jokes.

Click to enlarge more Katy Perry pictures below ...

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Shakira is really ready to let herself go. If it means getting pregnant, that is.

The 5'2" Colombian singer says she's looking forward to packing on pounds.

Those hips may not lie, but they may very well produce ... forget it.

"Lately my body feels like it is just asking to reproduce, to have a huge belly and carry babies," Shakira tells the new issue of Rolling Stone. "My boyfriend is six feet tall, and sometimes I feel like I'm his keychain, a small thing."

But while the Grammy winner, currently in a nine-year, monogamous relationship with investment banker Antonio de la Rua, has long harbored a maternal instinct, don't expect her to walk down the aisle any time soon. Or at all.

Can Shakira conquer the world? You mean she hasn't already?

"We live in a society that represses women's subconscious dreams," Shakira, who considers herself a die-hard feminist, says in her opposition to marriage.

"You know, women have to make enormous efforts through life, much larger than men. We deal with so much pressure, such as the pressure of aesthetics."

"Society wants us to deliver our performances as mothers, daughters and wives."

"It's funny how the papers want to see you married, and then they want to see you divorced," she continues. "Well, I won't do any of it, at any point."

As long as she keeps cranking out the hit songs and posing for magazines like this, we are perfectly fine with that. Besides, she's legally on the market!

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Kristin Cavallari is apparently drinking the MTV Kool-Aid. Which was probably fresh 2-3 years ago before it went completely stale. Oh, snap, we went there.

At the Rock the Kasbah charity gala in Hollywood last night, the reality star told E! Online that The Hills "is the No. 1 show and we are doing really well."

What exactly it ranks #1 in, she didn't say. Likely because you'd pretty much have to completely invent your own category to make that statement true.

We don't suppose it's worth noting that a rerun of the actual top-rated show on TV, NCIS, received 16 million viewers this week. The Hills? 1.72 million.

The Hills' ratings are declining, at least 30 percent in fact, starting the season at 2.1 million and sinking since. Still, when asked about it, Kristin insisted:

"No, they're not! We had one drop because of the Hip Hop awards on VH1, but they went up the next week." Mmm. Not so much, but whatever you say.

Kristin Cavallari thinks The Hills is doing great. Psst. No one tell her.

The once-popular show's ratings decline has received quite a lot of press, with many critics blaming Kristin's replacement of Lauren Conrad for the dip.

Kristin Cavallari calls that unfair: "At the end of the day it's not up to me to make a great show. "It's the whole crew, the whole cast. It's not just me."

"I think to put all that pressure on me is pretty unfair."

She may be right, but that was clearly MTV's marketing strategy, hyping the living hell out of her "return" with "The Bitch is Back" and other taglines.

Clearly The Hills needs some better fake storylines than the so-forced, fake love triangle they tried to create with Kristin, Audrina Patridge and Justin.

The world may be getting over Speidi, too. Don't get us wrong, they still entertain, but it was better when they feuded with each other (and with LC).

Now they just talk about ca-ra-zy sibs Stephanie and Holly? Zzz.

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Welcome to another edition of The Hollywood Gossip Caption Contest, where our readers write the funniest caption for the celebrity picture posted below!

The rules are simple. Look at the image. Click comments and send in your caption(s). As many as you like. Have fun. Tomorrow, we announce the winner.

It's that easy. Today's Caption Contest subjects? Kourtney Kardashian baby daddy, Scott Disick, having an awkward lunch with her stepdad, Bruce Jenner.

What could they be saying? You tell us ...

Scott Disick and Bruce Jenner

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We're not sure what humanity did to deserve this kind of punishment, but a higher power must think we deserve it if rumors of a new reality show starring both Jon Gosselin and Octomom Nadya Suleman are true.

The producers of Cheaters report that Nadya had an "insatiable desire to spend time with Jon and put their families together," and that in turn, they brainstormed a show entitled Jon Minus Kate = Jon Octomom.

We're guessing that's only a working title.

In any case, the show's producers certainly don't think lightly of their idea, or their two stars, who they call "two biggest media sensations of our generation."

We would have chosen other language. But it looks like a team effort between the emotionally abusive tool and human baby factory is at least being pushed.

Jon is Smokin'

A better title would be The Reality Show From Hell.

The pitch for Jon Minus Kate = Jon Octomom, obtained by one network it was pitched to, begins modestly: "Mohammed and the Mountain started a religion."

It gets better: "Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris started a Yankee dynasty. Lennon and McCartney started a music revolution." Then, the big kicker (pause) ...

"Jon and Octomom start a whole new reality in the world of Reality TV."

The pitch claims the show's so revolutionary it will rival American Idol in the ratings, but "there will be no rival in the shocking nature of this pairing."

If there's any silver lining to be found in this, it's that everyone can hate these two. Just put the Israelis and Palestinians together for a showing and they'll emerge best of friends, united in the hatred of a common enemy.

Who sucks more?

 

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Say what you will about Joe Jackson, the old man does not mince words.

The late King of Pop's dad raised eyebrows in an interview with Extra by saying point blank that his son is making a bigger impact now than when he was alive.

An MJ Pic

“He’s worth more dead than when he was alive,” the 80-year-old Joe said.

Hmm ... Maybe he's the one with the Michael Jackson autopsy picture.

In fairness to Joe, he later qualified that statement by saying “I’d rather have him alive.” Deeply touching words from grieving dad if ever there were any.

Michael and Joe Jackson in 2005.

After This Is It pulled in $2.2 million in just its first few showings late Tuesday night, Joe noted that ”When [Michael] was living, they didn’t show this.”

Well, that's true. That's because it's just a compilation of rehearsal footage from what was to be Michael’s last tour, which would have likely been better.

Joe Jackson admits he was confused about the film's concept at first.

“I didn’t know what This Is It means,” says Joe, who added the film depicted his son “as I knew him best: performing and dancing, entertaining people.”

Joe admits that he gets “very emotional” when he hears MJ’s songs, and cries “when I’m by myself and start thinking about things we went through.”

Then he swan-dives into a pile of money and it's all good!

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A ring buried in a box of chocolates. A popped question over a romantic dinner in Paris. A tearful acceptance and applause from a moved crowd of diners.

That sounds great, but despite recent celebrity gossip reports, it did not actually take place between Mary-Kate Olsen and her boyfriend Nate Lowman.

Olsen, who has been dating Lowman since 2008 after they met through some mutual friends, is neither engaged nor preparing a prenup with her love.

"Even though this information continues to be reported as 'fact,' the stories regarding Mary-Kate being engaged are not accurate," Olsen's rep said.

The actress-design mogul and her beau, who was rumored to have gotten Mary-Kate pregnant last December, recently attended Paris Fashion Week.

But no marriage plans, at least not yet. The only engagement she has on tap is to star in Beastly, alongside Neil Patrick Harris and Vanessa Hudgens.

Nate Lowman has no plans to be Mr. Mary-Kate Olsen. Yet.

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