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Despite receiving anything but positive reviews, Heidi Montag's joke debut single "Higher" reached No. 7 on the iTunes Top 10 pop charts.

"Looks like all the haters are also buying it!" the aspiring singer said.

But that doesn't mean the negative responses posted on Us Weekly and other celebrity gossip websites didn't hurt and humiliate Heidi Montag.

"I just started sobbing uncontrollably," she said. "I cried myself to sleep that first night after my video came out. I just couldn't understand why people I didn't even know felt the need to be so cruel and hurtful."

Hmm. It might have to do with her being a talentless media whore.

"I am just a 21-year-old from a small town trying to follow her dreams," says The Hills star, who ain't complaining about Us interviewing her daily.

A "sad" Heidi Montag stages a photo in which she pretends to be hurt by "fans'" reactions to her music video. Spencer Pratt acts as the supportive boyfriend.

All was not lost, though. Spencer Pratt, Heidi's boyfriend (and ex-fiance) as well as the director of the video, was there for support, fortunately.

"I just held her and told her it was going to be OK," he said. "It's just part of being an artist. If it were easy, everyone would be a pop star."

How did the music video concept for "Higher" come to be?

"We were at the beach and, literally, Spencer had his camera and a boom box in the trunk," Montag recalls of the amateur shoot in October. "We did it in one take, maybe two. It took 20 minutes to film and cost zero dollars."

Literally, people! As opposed to Spencer Pratt having the camera and boom box in the trunk of his car in, like, a figurative sense. Whatever.

"We had other ideas but we couldn't afford them," Montag said.

Hey, maybe next time. For now, you gots to calm down, girl. It sucks ass regardless, so producing it might as well be free. Think about it.

Follow the jump for some still photos from the music video in question. We really have no idea how people might make fun of Heidi over this ...

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ABC's upcoming star of The Bachelor, Matt Grant, isn't just looking for a bunch of flings with hot American babes. Although he'll certainly take it.

No, the British financier is looking for love, a wife, and the mother of his children. He has a very close relationship with his father and credits him as being part of the reason he is so serious about starting his own family. Soon.

"My dad had a stroke at the end of 2006 and that shook me. I want my kids to know him, because he was a great father and I want him to be a grandfather to them. I wouldn't mind having three or four kids," he told OK! Magazine.

Other than his accent, which he describes as "geeky" (try sexy!), Matt Grant doesn't see too much of a difference between British men and American men.

There are a few things that set them apart, though.

"We drink more tea and have crazy sports like cricket. I like to consider myself a British gentleman," Matt Grant said.

Twenty-five lucky aspiring trophy wives will get to meet this British gentleman when he follows the lame footsteps of Brad Womack on The Bachelor.

The show makes its season premiere on ABC Monday, March 17.

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Stalking Britney Spears is a career for many peeps.

Seriously, the 26-year-old wreck is stalked by so many members celebrity news media that there are reports of gang members infiltrating the paparazzi.

Britney and Boy

To combat this, according to Access Hollywood, a new law may being proposed to protect the troubled singer and other celebrities from the paparazzi.

In light of the media storm that surrounds Spears, councilman Dennis Zine is trying to get a law passed to get these blood-sucking leeches to back off.

"It cost $25,000 to take an ambulance with Britney Spears to the hospital," Zine said. "Taxpayers paid for that. It is not going to be called the ‘Britney Spears Law.' I am not going to give her credit for that because it is not about Britney Spears. It's about the paparazzi violating everybody else's rights, freedoms, and privileges."

No word on whether Adnan Ghalib would be somehow exempt.

Possibly with no clue where she was, and definitely with no bra, Britney Spears did some shopping with her mother, Lynne Spears, yesterday.

Zine continued: "The paparazzi have developed a lawless society where the rules don't apply â€" on the wrong side of the street, jumping out of cars at the red lights, swarming the car, you don't do that. If we think back a few years, Princess Diana was driving down the road, paparazzi chasing. A crash occurred, Princess Diana died. I don't want to see that happen here in Los Angeles."

Even as people who work in the industry, we admit that it's gotten a little nuts. A mad dash to get the perfect Britney Spears nude photo or crotch shot or video of the singer talking in a British accent is not helping her get any better, guys!

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Sometimes, the planets align and the worst people in the celebrity gossip world all congregate in one place. You never know when or where these moments will take place, but when they do, one cannot help but be in awe.

In this case, it's an orange-haired, slimy, acne riddled Mario Lavendeira, a.k.a. Perez Hilton, partying at Area over the weekend with quasi-namesake Paris Hilton, Simon Rex, and none other than Osama (Sam) Lutfi.

Here's a gross picture from the night's festivities. Prepare to recoil in horror at the pure evil (and poor hygiene) of these seedy characters ...

When Perez Hilton and Sam Lutfi get together, there's no telling what the evil duo might be planning. All we know is Alli Sims is sad she's not in this picture!

On a side note, also in attendance was Paris' brother, Barron Hilton, 18, who was arrested for DUI yesterday morning, and has since been freed on bail.

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We love One Tree Hill.

The CW sure has cornered the market on cheesy dialogue and characters that you somehow can't stop watching. Then they throw K-Fed into the mix.

Kevin and Jayden James Federline

While we imagine his One Tree Hill character to be at least a little like Kevin Federline in real life, you cannot deny his brilliance in this role.

The aspiring actor and rumored reality show star says one day he'd like to play someone who's not an ass. We say why fix something that ain't broke?

Watch the clip below, from last night, and you'll see what we mean.

Spoiler alert: Kevin Federline gets knocked the f*%k out! After he makes some rude comments, this dude totally goes Mams Taylor on FedEx ...


Says the One Tree Hill character played by K-Fed: "You think you were good? The only reason people were clapping is because I told them you were retarded."

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Wearing one of those outfits that probably only looks cute because she's wearing it, but nonetheless makes us love Lauren Conrad even more, The Hills star emerged from ABC studios in New York City early Tuesday morning.

Audrina, Lauren and Lauren

Somehow, celebrity fashion maven Lauren Conrad makes it work! Well, at least in our opinion. We'd love to hear what you think of this outfit choice of hers ...

The 22-year-old Lauren Conrad did a taping of Live with Regis & Kelly. LC's interview will air on Monday, February 18, with musical guest Salt-N-Pepa.

Yes, they are apparently still around.

The lovely reality star is making the talk show rounds and will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show the following Wednesday, February 20.

One reason for the press tour? The launch of her new clothing line. Another? New episodes of The Hills are slated to begin airing next month.

You may celebrate at will, fans! If you haven't already, be sure to play this week's Caption Contest, featuring LC, Lauren "Lo" Bosworth, and Stephen Colletti.

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Amy Winehouse has a Blake in her life. Blake Wood.

The singer's pal, Kelly Osbourne, apparently introduced her to Wood, a U.S. photographer, who's a tad different than Winehouse's regular Blake.

Josh Bowman, Amy Winehouse Photo

Fielder-Civil, that is.

Turns out Blake 2.0 doesn't drink or do drugs. He's also a vegetarian.

In other words, this Wood character might have more in common with Blake Lively than he does with Blake Fielder-Civil.

Amy Winehouse and Blake Wood have reportedly been spending a lot of time together while her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, is in prison and awaiting trial.

A source told the UK's The Sun, "They're staying in a hotel together and they might all move into Kelly Osbourne's place when Amy finishes her recovery. He has met Amy's family and they all really like him."

Amy picked up five Grammy Awards the other night but her mind was still on her jailed hubby. If he ever gets out, he may just have to kill Blake 2.0 ... only to end up back in prison. The irony would be quite rich.

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Britney Spears' law firm, Trope and Trope, has filed an ex parte motion to get the frick off of the case even faster than scheduled.

Right now, Trope and Trope's motion to withdraw as counsel is to be heard on March 10, but apparently Trope can't wait to get out.

Today, the firm will ask a Commissioner to hear its request early.

Trope and Trope filed the withdrawal motion one day after it was learned that the singer's former attorney, Laura Wasser, secretly paid a visit to Britney Spears at UCLA Medical Center last week.

What's more, Jamie Spears wants to replace Trope with Wasser.

Wasser has not commented publicly, but speculation is that the divorce guru want back on board because the case was nothing but grief. Not shocking.

As for Trope and Trope, the firm has been divided for a while over whether to keep representing Britney Spears. But they really want out now because:

  1. They're pissed that Britney likes Laura Wasser more.
  2. It's impossible to represent a client when you can't communicate with them, and Jamie Spears, who can control who his daughter sees as conservator of her estate, will not let Trope lawyers anywhere near Britney.

The hearing is set for today at 8:30 a.m PST (11:30 EST). Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, K-Fed's lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, has reportedly brought on uber-publicist Elliot Mintz to be his new media consultant.

Mintz replaces Michael Sands, who's now working for ... Sam Lutfi.

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Yes. If anyone is interested, there's supposedly one out there. We thought we would pass this opportunity on to you, our celebrity news readers.

We get a lot of junk email at The Hollywood Gossip (mostly about Zac Efron being hot), but when one comes in about a nude Britney Spears pic, we take notice.

Pretty Brit

Especially, as this "Matt" fellow claims, if this photo of Britney Spears naked was taken back in 2001. Yowza. Imagine that toned, pre-Sean Preston, nude physique ... Let's just say that compared to 2008, Britney Spears circa 2001 was slightly ...

You know what we're sayin'. Anyway, here's the email we received. All that has been edited is Matt's phone number. Let us know if you want it...

From the The Hollywood Gossip Contact Us Form:

I have a photo, a good one, that is of Britney Spears, on a chair, on her knees arching her back and running her fingers thru her hair, completely nude. It was taken at a california hotel in July of 2001 at the moment. The photo is pre tattoo, pre baby, post 'hit me baby one more time'. It is tasteful, beautiful, and Britney in her prime. I had a 5 year no sell verbal agreement with Brit. I am ready to now.... contact me if you are interested. MATT 555-555-555. Photo must be viewed in person, no file transfers. May be worth as much as $50k resold...this is a private one time thing for me tho, so let me know if you know anyone SERIOUS who may want to view and purchase it. I am in las vegas. I AM 100% serious I won't waste your time don't waste mine. You may call 24x7. Sincerely, Matt

We hope this mystery nude Britney Spears picture is hotter than the kinds of photos we've seen lately. Such as this one. Put those things away, girl!

So if this email is to be believed, this fool bagged Britney Spears in a Las Vegas hotel in 2001, then took a hot, naked picture of her? Nice work, man, if so.

We can only imagine the conversation that took place ...

MATT: "Britney, how long until I can sell this photo?"
BRITNEY: "I don't know, y'all. Five years or until I go completely crazy,
whichever comes first."
MATT: "Sold."
BRITNEY: "But I didn't buy but nothin'"

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