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It all came down to three.

Frequently nude TV personality Brooke Burke. Former *NSync star Lance Bass. Future NFL Hall of Famer Warren Sapp. Three competitors, one treasured disco ball.

Last night on Dancing with the Stars, the trio vied for reality TV glory with one last dance, the scores from which combined with America's votes to determine the champion. Which one of them emerged victorious on this glorious night?

"Unbelievable!" he or she exclaimed after being crowned the winner of this, the seventh season. "Physically, mentally, emotionally!"

Follow the jump to see who won ...

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For Pete Wentz and wife Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, the decision to give their newborn son the ridiculous name of Bronx Mowgli simply came down to this:

"The Jungle Book was something that me and Ashlee bonded over. It's a cool name," the father of Bronx Mowgli Wentz told Ryan Seacrest on Tuesday.

Pete Wentz refused to reveal the reasoning behind the first name, however.

"We came up Bronx. We've been throwing [ideas] back and forth a while," he said. "It's kind of cool to leave the narrative what it is. People are stoked, pissed or whatever. And you're like, you know what: I don't think anyone has the real story."

Seacrest asked if the name Bronx Mowgli Wentz was actually a joke - and who could blame him for asking - but Wentz insisted that it's real.

"No, no, no, [Bronx Mowgli] definitely is his real name, but I don't think that anybody knows what the real story is of why or how."

Ashley Simpson-Wentz, Pete Wentz

What do you think of the name Bronx Mowgli?

 

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The surprise wedding of Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag, who eloped Friday in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, has been greeted with both nausea and skepticism in the celeb gossip world. Was it really spur of the moment? Is it even legal?

Heidi Montag just happened to have a gorgeous, white sundress - and Spencer Pratt a matching white suit - on hand? Sounds fishy to say the least.

Then there's the legality of the thing. The Hills stars claim they did this on a whim, that they got drunk, decided to wed and an hour later tied the knot.

Yet there are marriage applications and documents which must be notarized by the Mexican government, as well as proof of medical records and blood tests that would potentially need to be completed and provided. What gives?

Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag Kiss

Was the Speidi wedding as fake as this photo (or her boobs)?

Heidi Montag's family - as well as the celebrity gossip world in general - seemed to be legitimately caught off guard. So it looks like she and Spencer Pratt kept their plans, whatever they were and whenever they were hatched, a secret.

Yet some speculate that the whole thing was staged in conjunction with Us Weekly, which conveniently had the story and pics ready for its new issue.

For everything to go that seamlessly - the story only broke yesterday - it would have to have been coordinated at least a little bit ahead of time. Right?

And this is Speidi, after all. Would they let a money-making opportunity - especially one of this magnitude - slip through their fingers? We think not.

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Alex Rodriguez has priorities. His children just aren't among them.

The Yankees slugger, who ditched his wife of over six years, Cynthia Rodriguez, after becoming smitten with Madonna, is a "soul-less" man who is eschewing his kids on Thanksgiving in favor of his lover, according to C-Rod.

Jesus Luz, Madonna Photo

According to Access Hollywood and the New York Post, Cynthia, who's in the final stages of her divorce from A-Rod, wrote this e-mail to a confidant:

"My 6-foot-3, 220-pound soul-less, soon-to-be ex-husband is abandoning his kids on Thanksgiving Day to be with Madonna ... She called and he ran on her command back to New York City ... Gross!"

Way to include his height and weight, Cyn.

This sums up the respective attitudes of A-Rod and Cynthia these days.

Instead of ushering in the holidays in Miami with his children, Natasha, 4, and Ella, 1 - A-Rod, 33, is hosting a dinner at his Manhattan apartment for Madonna, 50, and her kids, Lourdes, Rocco and David, and manager Guy Oseary.

So much for the friction between Madonna and Alex Rodriguez we reported earlier, amid reports that she's pissed over his indifference toward Kabbalah.

To add insult to injury, after Alex Rodriguez left Miami at Madonna's beck and call, his lawyer asked C-Rod to sign the couple's divorce settlement.

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The father of Suri Cruise, we forget his name, is featured as the “Leading Man” for the cover of Details magazine’s Power Issue, on sale December 2.

Here's a picture of that handsome, nutty gent ...

Tom Cruise Has the Power

The list of the 40 Most Influential Men in the World is always a good read. This year's ranked the gentleman above at #7, which is actually low for him.

Coming in at #1 was President-elect Barack Obama... ’s Secret Service Agent. His chief advisers also made the somewhat arbitrary Details rankings.

Also listed: Jennifer Aniston’s douchebag boyfriend, Larry Rudolph, A-Rod, Lil Wayne, Nick Jonas, that Pregnant Man fella, Justin Gaston, R. Kelly, Clay Aiken and the "Palin boys" (Todd, Trig and Track Palin, plus Levi Johnston).

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Last night's episode of The Hills was an emotional one for Lauren Conrad.

In less dramatic news, the star has been experimenting with a new hairstyle of late. As you can see in the photo at right, a wispy fringe and pulled-back pony are a departure from the cutie's usual look (left) - but do you like the change?

Minka Kelly Emmys Dress

Tell us your thoughts on Lauren Conrad's bangs in the survey below ...

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"This is going to be the album that cements her legend status." - Britney Spears' manager, Larry Rudolph, on Circus

With no end in sight, the comeback tour of a fallen star rages on, with one promotional photo, documentary clip and magazine article after another.

As Barack Obama rolls in his grave, the resurgent Britney Spears graces the December 2008 cover of Rolling Stone, which proclaims "Yes She Can!"

What did she do exactly? It's a little unclear. She's a pop singer and she's putting out another album. That's what she's supposed to do, right?

Hype aside, there's little doubt Britney has come a long way from a year ago, when she was committed to a psychiatric ward involuntarily. Twice.

With papa Jamie Spears now calling ALL the shots for her, interviewing the star is a "rigorously micromanaged process," according to Rolling Stone.

"We were never left alone together, and my questions had to be submitted ahead of time for approval," reporter Jenny Eliscu says of profiling Brit.

In the interview, Spears describes her "old lady" existence, laments some recent dating debacles, and reportedly criticizes K-Fed for teaching Sean Preston and Jayden James foul language. Seriously. This article ought to be good.

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Former NFL star quarterback Michael Vick pleaded guilty Tuesday to a state dogfighting charge, which ironically will help him become eligible for an early release from federal prison and hasten his return to pro football.

Vick pleaded guilty to one charge and not guilty to a second that was then dropped. The former Atlanta Falcons QB was handed a three-year suspended sentence.

"I want to apologize to the court, my family, and to all the kids who looked up to me as a role model," said Vick, who arrived via police escort and in shackles.

Vick's mother Brenda Boddie, brother Marcus Vick and fiancee Kijafa Frink were all on hand. Michael is serving a 23-month sentence in Leavenworth, Kansas.

Michael Vick Booking Photo

Michael Vick is scheduled for release from federal prison on July 20, 2009.

Federal law prohibits prisoners from being released to a halfway house if there are unresolved charges against them - the primary reason for his Virginia plea.

Since the conviction, Mike Vick has filed for bankruptcy after losing nearly all of the earnings from his record-breaking $130 million contract he signed in 2004.

Vick was convicted of the federal charges in August 2007 when he admitted bankrolling a dogfighting operation at a home he owned in Virginia's Surry County.

He also admitted to participating in the killing of several underperforming dogs, and it was also learned that he forced domestic animals to participate in fights.

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Madonna is reportedly furious that Alex Rodriguez dropped out of Kabbalah training because he was "bored," according to celebrity news reports.

The 50-year-old singer - whose divorce from Guy Ritchie was granted last week - has so far failed in her attempts to get rumored new boyfriend to share her deep level of interest in Kabbalah, a mystical off-shoot of Judaism.

This report comes in spite of the fact that A-Rod reportedly told a friend earlier this year that Madonna is his "f*%king soulmate, dude." What a loser.

Alex split with wife Cynthia Rodriguez a few months ago. Since then, his relationship with the singer has reportedly gotten physical. But for how long?

What A Rod

A source at New York's Kabbalah Center, where the New York Yankees star had been attending private classes with spiritual leader Eitan Yardeni, said:

"He hasn't even finished Kabbalah 1 (the introduction to Kabbalah) and the majority of the time he spent with Yardeni so far was for counseling, not study."

Madonna - whose efforts to make Guy Ritchie interested in the religion failed after the director branded it "weird" and "hokum" - is said to be considering whether to proceed in her relationship with A-Rod as a result of his indifference.

A source told MSNBC:

"This is certainly off-putting to Madonna. She did drag Guy into Kabbalah, she's doing the same with Alex. But he's bored. He's basically a Kabbalah dropout."

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Best. Episode. Ever. The Hills was in rare form last night, and our recap, as always, will consist of our staff awarding and deducting points as it sees fit.

Holly Montag is still, like, totally sad about the way things went down with Heidi. Spencer is still a jerk. Meanwhile, Audrina thinks Lauren hooked up with Justin-Bobby - and both J-Bobby and LC are far from pleased about her accusations.

On to the rankings! Chime in with your own!

Audrina tells Chiara that Dino (Dina?) told her about the Lauren-Justin hookup. Minus 2 because Audzo has no friends with normal names, and Minus 3 more for the "detail" of the hookup she refers to not being explained. Peeps wanna know!

Would anyone be surprised if Lo Bosworth started the rumor? That would be classic, diabolical Lo. But she sort of said nothing throughout. Minus 1.

Spencer Pratt calls Holly Montag "Little Miss Traitor." Plus 4, because he probably could think up a much better nickname/insult, but we all know he's lazy.

Heidi has been relegated to a cubicle at work, rather than the posh office she used to have. After her fake firing, of course. Plus 7 for the general ridiculousness of this, and Plus 2 more for Spencer smirking about it when she complains.

We rant about the lag between real time events and The Hills so much it's passe, but this episode aired a few hours after we learned about Heidi and Spencer eloping. They're married! It's hard to take minor fight #378 as seriously now. Minus 2.

It's hard to tell what bugs Lauren Conrad more - being the subject of a false rumor, or that said rumor involved her and a revolting human being. As IF! Plus 4.

Audrina Patridge leaves a rambling, pathetic, borderline-stalker voicemail for Justin. Minus 4 for her being such a loser. Somehow, Justin-Bobby was the more collected, mature individual at the bar later. Didn't see that coming. Plus 7.

Anybody else missing Brody Jenner? Just asking. Minus 2.

The editing of the Audrina-Lauren drama was a bit off. LC is never shown denying the hookup, yet we learn later that both she and J-Bob did so initially. It's like we're being manipulated and this "reality" show isn't 100 percent real. Minus 3.

Minus 3 for the staged Stephanie Pratt scene in which she's clearly being fed lines. But Plus 6 for the similar Casey Patridge scene, because she tells it like it is.

Finally, it comes out: Lauren Conrad said she'd "rather die" than hook up with Justin-Bobby, who's "disgusting." She said this to Audrina's face. Wow. Plus 14 for the utter harshness, honesty, buildup and inevitability of that statement. And Plus 3 more for "You're way worse than Heidi." Talk about adding insult to injury!

TOTAL: +27. Vintage Hills. Bravo, all. Leave a comment with your own scores!

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