Free Britney

Free Britney

Teaming up with Hilton Hater to bring you the latest celebrity news, Hollywood rumors and gossip since 6/6/06.

at . Comments

Wow. It's hard to believe it was three years ago today that The Hollywood Gossip burst on the celebrity gossip scene with a single news article.

Fittingly, on that devilish date - 6/6/06 - Lindsay Lohan was the topic.

What a wild ride it's been since. To commemorate our third birthday, we're taking a look back at the stars who generated the most buzz on our website for each of our 36 months dissecting the ever-changing landscape of celeb gossip ...

June 2006: Heather Mills. Heather Mills sucks. But man, did that peg-legged former call girl and venerable digger of gold give us great stories for a time.

July 2006: Nicole Richie. At this point, Nicole had not eaten since '05. Interim beau Brody Jenner tried to force-feed her at the urging of Spencer Pratt.

August 2006: Kristin Cavallari. Speaking of Brody Jenner, he used to date Kristin Cavallari! If you recall, they were a super-hot couple for a few months.

September & October 2006: Lindsay Lohan. Incredibly, back then, HoHan was still in the early stage of her downward spiral into oblivion - drinking, snorting coke, sleeping with anything breathing and making awful movies.

November 2006: Chris Ivery. Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo made a ton of headlines, for some reason, when she got engaged to boyfriend Chris Ivery.

December 2006: Paris Hilton. Disease-riddled. Useless. Always in the news. We're shocked it took Paris six whole months to top our list, but she came through.

Britney Spears: No Pants

Britney and Paris, circa 2006, during their brief tenure as pants-less BFFs.

January 2007: Britney Spears. Fresh off her divorce from K-Fed, Brit went on an epic binge of drinking, random sexual encounters and clubbing with no pants.

February & March 2007: Antonella Barba. Jersey girl couldn't sing to save her life on American Idol, but her oral skills were on full display. If you know what we mean. We mean there were pics online of her going to town on some schmoe.

April 2007: Olivia Mojica. Antonella finally ceded her web traffic crown to a fellow Idol reject whose sex tape brought her back to prominence. How poetic.

May 2007: Lauren Conrad. Beautiful without trying too hard, The Hills star has been a fixture on The Hollywood Gossip since its inception. We heart her!

June 2007: Joslyn Morse. Baseball star Alex Rodriguez was labeled "Stray-Rod" after his affair with this manly stripper. Seriously. Look for the Adam's apple.

Continue Reading...

at . Comments

Did we mention Conan O'Brien taking over for Jay Leno on The Tonight Show was a great move by NBC? Last night, he reprised a classic Late Night bit to give viewers a glimpse inside the minds of the stars with his "Celebrity Surveys."

With faux responses to Conan's questions, stars ranging from Paris Hilton and Spencer Pratt to Stephen Baldwin and Matthew McConaughey share their thoughts.

Watch the list of people Conan can't run into on the street grow ...

It gets better still! Follow the jump for part two of this bit ...

Continue Reading...

at . Comments

Kobe Bryant's ex-maid, Maria Jimenez, wants to make one thing clear: It's her lawsuit and she can talk about the details if she damn well wants to.

Jimenez filed papers in Orange County Superior Court, citing California's anti-SLAPP statute which says she has the right to talk about the case in public.

Kobe Bryant, Family

This despite a confidentiality agreement she signed with the Los Angeles Lakers guard and his wife, Vanessa, back when she first took the housekeeping job.

The Bryants filed papers last month saying the opposite - that Maria could sue them, but couldn't speak to the press about it. Good luck enforcing that one.

Maria Jiminez is suing the NBA star and his wife, claiming Vanessa "badgered, harassed and humiliated" her, repeatedly "yelling, screaming and criticizing her in front of Kobe, their children, employees and other people in the house."

The final straw came when Maria put an expensive blouse of Vanessa's in the washer, apparently by mistake. Vanessa supposedly demanded that Maria put her hand in dog feces to retrieve the price tag for the blouse. Classy.

Kobe Bryant and the Lakers are scheduled to absolutely demolish Orlando in Game Two of the NBA Finals Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

at . Comments

Famed record producer and songwriter turned murderer Phil Spector is settling into his new prison home these days - though he himself is quite unsettling.

Without the coverage of his trademark wig in his latest mug shot, Spector resembles ... a crazy, psychopathic murderer. Maybe we shouldn't be shocked.

Follow the jump to see one of the freakiest celebrity mugshots ever ...

Continue Reading...

at . Comments

Wondering why you hadn't heard from Speidi in the past 24 hours? Well, just about the only thing that could silence the gruesome twosome took place.

They tried to quit three times already, but a repentant (supposedly) Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt spent the night in the dreaded "Lost Chamber" as the cast of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! voted on their possible return.

The plastic pair thought they'd be surrounded in the dark by creepy critters as they had earlier in the week, but this time, "We did a more interesting psychological experiment," says Paul Telegdy, NBC's executive V.P. of alternative programming.

In scenes likely to be shown on Monday's episode, Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag were tormented by the sound of an acorn dragged by a fishing pole along the floor of the chamber, and the feel of wind on their backs, blown by a small tube.

"When we cut the lights," Telegdy recalls, probably delightedly.

"We have them on infrared cameras, and all we can say is you see two sets of terrified eyes, blinking, goggle-eyed, terror-struck! They prayed quite vigorously."

Before the lights were even shut off, Spencer hurt his hand trying to squish a spider, he called out, "I've dislocated my thumb! Emergency! Call a medic!'"

When the medic asked if Spencer could give a thumb's up, he still could. "'Then you haven't dislocated your thumb, Spencer! Sit down! Don't be ridiculous.'"

Telegdy says the medic responded, adding that Spencer continued, "'No, I've got to see a medic! This is the worst thing I've ever done in my life!'"

Unlike Spencer, we're at a loss for words reading this.

As for their chances of being allowed back on, comedian Angela Shelton, who was the first celebrity voted out of the jungle last night, isn't so sure.

Continue Reading...

at . Comments

Happy weekend, Hollywood gossip fans. Below, The Hollywood Gossip staff reflects on what was probably the awesomest week in the history of celeb news.

Okay, maybe that's a stretch. But there were good stories like ...

  • Underkover with the Kardashians: The Hollywood Gossip sends a staff member to pose as a prospective date as Khloe pimps our Kourtney.
  • Adam Lambert goes public as a couple with boyfriend Drake LaBry.
  • Forget drugs, violence and kidnapping. Danielle Staub is a raging nympho!
  • David Carradine passes away under somehwat suspicious circumstances.
  • The crotch of fire makes an appearance. It had been way too long.
  • Gossip about Jon and Kate Gosselin shows no signs of abating, and neither will shut the eff up. You know it's bad when Octomom rips you.

  • Melissa Joan Hart wishes Farrah Fawcett the best. At least for another week, so she doesn't die and kick Hart off the cover of People.
  • The Circus hits the UK; Britney Spears avoids wardrobe incidents.
  • Brandi Glanville accuses LeAnn Rimes of stalking Eddie Cibrian.
  • Sneak an early peek at the hottest movie ever with New Moon pics!
  • Speidi kicks off its tenure on I'm a Celebrity... with this music video. After an epic meltdown, they leave the show ... only to return.
  • Billy Bob Thornton's daughter, Amanda Brumfield, is charged with child neglect in the death of a one-year-old she was babysitting.

at . Comments

After rigorous auditions across America and another round of cuts in Vegas, So You Think You Can Dance has selected a crop of 20 fabulous young dancers for Season 5.

Who are these poppers, krumpers and tappers (all real styles, apparently)? Take a look at this synopsis of the So You Think You Can Dance Top 20 below and learn ...


Randi Evans, 23, is a jazz dancer from Orem, Utah.

Quote: "I'm really down to earth. I love to go camping and four-wheeling, so this is a very glam side of me."

Karla Garcia, 23, is a jazz/contemporary dancer from Oxon Hill, Md.

Quote: "For me [the biggest challenge] is the ballroom styles. You have to be very fluid and upright, and I think I'm more of a gritty, attack kind of dancer so I think that it's going to be a good challenge for me."

Caitlin Kinney, 21, is a contemporary dancer from Annapolis, Md.

Fun Fact: She didn't decide to hit Memphis auditions until the day before, but both she and her sister Megan (who auditioned in Miami) made it through to Vegas Week.

Quote: "I really want to get [Mia Michaels'] style and work with her and prove to myself that I can learn. I just adore watching it, so I want to be able to do it myself."

Asuka Kondoh, 25, is a Latin ballroom dancer from Irvine, Calif.

Fun fact: She loves House quotes.

Quote: "The [style] one I'm nervous about is krumping. Imagine me, this, krumping. That's going to be a sight to see."

Janette Manrara, 25, is a salsa dancer from Miami.

Quote: "America has only seen me do crazy flips and salsa moves, but they don't know that I have a little thing hiding in the back pocket, that I can do a little bit of contemporary and a little bit of hip-hop."

Jeanine Mason, 18, is a contemporary dancer from Miami.

Fun Fact: She turned 18 five days before her audition, just squeaking by the age limit, then made it all the way to the So You Think You Can Dance Top 20!

Quote: "I first started dancing when I was three and what got me dancing was my mom. She always wanted to be a ballerina, but she never had the opportunity to."

Continue Reading...

at . Comments

MTV recently enlisted the services of Laguna Beach alumna Kristin Cavallari to drink, party, hook up, drop f-bombs and wreak general havoc on The Hills.

The cost? Just $63,000 per episode.

According to Life & Style Weekly, the new replacement (and former high school adversary) of Lauren Conrad will earn that sum beginning next fall.

LC was reportedly netting $65,000 per episode from the "reality" show.

An insider says of Cavallari, who had not been heard from in three years, but magically appeared as the central character in the lives of The Hills stars when MTV desperately decided to resurrect her after Lauren Conrad said she was leaving:

Cavallari, K.

“They needed someone new and fresh, who also came with a buzz and a name that was recognizable. Kristin was the obvious choice. She wanted money. You don’t have to pay the other girls that kind of money, but for Kristin you had to pay up.”

Apparently. But the rest of the cast is all for it.

“She’s so fun and crazy. Kristin’s not afraid to put anything on camera. She’s not going to hold anything back," said plastic co-star Heidi Montag.

She's is already making her presence felt. Click to enlarge more pics of Kristin Cavallari filming The Hills and leaving Club Delux in Hollywood:

  • Delux Kristin Pic
  • Who, Me?
  • Kristin Clubbing
  • Struttin' It
  • Kristin Does Lunch

[Photo Credits: Fame Pictures]

at . Comments

When she's feeling like she wants some attention particularly giddy about her love life, Paris Hilton often talks about how she wants marriage and babies.

But is she serious this time?

A source tells The FABlife that Paris and boyfriend Doug Reinhardt had what seemed to be a celebratory late lunch Tuesday afternoon, cracking open the bubbly in an uncharacteristic move while getting cozy at Nello in New York City.

“They ordered a $1,000 bottle of Cristal at 4:00 in the afternoon, you don’t do that if you are not celebrating something,” an inside source reveals.

Well, unless you're Paris Hilton and Doug Reinhardt. These two knock boots on boats and stop just short of making sex tapes in full view of the press.

Perhaps they were just toasting yet another celebrity gossip story about them. If so, cheers to you guys, you snared us hook, line and sinker yet again.

Paris and Doug Celebrate

We don't even wanna know where Doug's right hand is.

Paris has proclaimed on more than one occasion that she will marry Doug, and he has even met her family. No formal engagement has been announced, though.

Either way, “they were very affectionate, holding hands, and laughing,” the source says, adding that they munched on “salads, lobster risotto, and ravioli with lobster," and that "Paris even took her fork and fed Doug at one point.”

It's almost lunchtime on the east coast, and if you're still hungry after envisioning that, we give you credit for having a stronger stomach than we do.

Unfortunately, we don't think this is the last you'll hear about this twosome. Click to enlarge more classic Doug Reinhardt and Paris Hilton pictures ...

  • Paris and Doug Pose
  • Paris and Doug Reinhardt Photo

at . Comments

Monday night on The Bachelorette, Jillian Harris sent home one of the seemingly nicest guys, with one of the saddest stories, in Sasha Petrovic.

Sasha was apparently not measuring up to the unemployed bartender, struggling country musician and tattooed rage-a-holic, among others.

When asked in a conference call following his departure if Jillian is attracted to jerks, Sasha could not resist taking a couple of parting shots.

"It's almost maybe like she wants to be attracted more to the nice guys, but she finds herself drawn to almost the, I don't want to say jerks, but the tougher personalities," said Petrovic, a 27-year-old oil consultant from Texas.

As for his first impressions of Jillian Harris?

"When I first met her, walking out of the limo, I was like, eeesh, not really my type," he said. "She's a cute girl, but not that attractive up front. Personality was really nice and sweet, but nice and sweet, that only gets you so far."

Harsh words from a guy who seemed smitten to us!

Jillian and Sasha

Jillian Harris rubs suntan lotion on Sasha Petrovic, who she dismissed following their one-on-one date Monday. He seems kinda bitter about the experience.

Sasha quickly backpedaled and added of Jilly, "The further and further I got along, and it was the weirdest thing, 'cause at our date, I remember the yellow heels she was wearing. Oh my God, she's like a knockout. She's so beautiful."

Sasha had plenty to say about the remaining Bachelorette dudes vying for Jillian Harris. Follow the jump for his thoughts on Wes, Juan, David and more ...

Continue Reading...

× Close Ad