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Britney Spears is fighting back against the paparazzi... by contacting her fans via e-mail lists and asking them to "sneak up on their friends and photograph them."

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In other words, become paparazzi themselves.

Britney Spears is holding a fantasy photo contest through her Internet fan club where fans can submit photos of their friends and family to try and win a Video iPod - signed by the former Mrs. Kevin Federline herself.

The contest is a promotion for her new fragrance "Midnight Fantasy." The product came out earlier this year, right around the time when Britney shaved her head and went absolutely batsh!t.

Britney Spears' pitch to her fans:

"Share what happens to you when the clock strikes 12 ... where are you? Who is with you? Pay attention to yourself - what are you doing? How do you feel? Savor every last detail and when you think you have it down, recreate the perfect moment and capture it as best you can in a digital photograph."

Oh, and by the way, no images containing nudity, obscenity or violent depictions are permitted. A little hypocritical, coming from the crotch shot queen, no?

Anyway, a belly-baring Britney was spotted leaving Millennium Dance Complex last night, showing off both her bad fashion sense and her rock hard abs.

No complaints about the miniskirt and fishnets, which make Brit's legs look like Haley Scarnato's, but what's with the Paula Abdul style wig? Come on girl, get it together.

Still, it's good to see Brit's dance classes are paying off a little in the fitness department. That weight from carrying Jayden James and scarfing 19 tons of pork rinds isn't gonna burn itself off... and liposuction just isn't that healthy.

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Keanu Reeves is an A-list star (albeit the least talented one in history, with the sole possible exception of Brendan Fraser). He's also reportedly dating a 22-year-old Mexican actress named Martha Higareda - who's certainly a cutie.

Bbut that hasn't motivated Reeves, who recently made headlines for ramming a photographer, to stop looking like a hobo off the street. Yes, he cut off his beard... or 85 percent of it. He may even be wearing clean clothes. But apparently being paid $20 million for The Matrix didn't equate to owning a razor or comb.

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Reeves, who was reportedly engaged to Claire Forlani last year, just doesn't look happy these days. It appears as if he may have serious depression, and probably needs help.

The people who straightened Britney Spears out did a number on her. Maybe he should dial them up. If not her, Keanu might be able to get a reference from Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who checked into rehab this week.

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Yes, it's hardly a new or astonishing revelation, we know. But when we come across cute Kristin Cavallari pictures, well, chances are good we're going to post them. The former Laguna Beach star, actress and current "it" girl is making a name for herself. At The Hollywood Gossip, we're just here to pay tribute.

Below are pictures of Kristin Cavallari at Movieline's Hollywood Life 9th Annual Young Hollywood Awards. She looks stellar in pink, as usual. 

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It's nice to see that Kristin, who was recently spotted with Mario Lopez, is living the good life these days - and one free of controversy. Her Laguna Beach nemesis, Lauren Conrad, certainly can't claim the latter half of that statement.

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You can see the expression of excitement on her cute, possibly Asian face. The adorable little Suri Cruise is amped up for the birthday part of her friend Grier (who's one)... and she's already got a present picked out.Check it out!

Suri's dad, Tom Cruise, also looks to be in a pleasant mood - surprising, perhaps, since Grier is the daughter of his one-time arch-nemesis, Brooke Shields. They've since buried the post-partum depression hatchet, though, so all is well.

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As for Katie Holmes, she seems slightly less enthused about the party. This may be because she's brainwashed, submissive, mute and a on a real short leash. But that's just a guess.

It's good to see Suri Cruise, who also just celebrated her birthday, smiling and having fun. Check out our gallery of Suri Cruise pictures for more images of this cutie pie.

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Burlesque star Dita Von Teese is speaking out against her estranged husband - a man who recently told Rolling Stone magazine that he was in a "black hole of depression" during their two-year marriage.

We're talking, of course, about the incomparable Marilyn Manson.

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In the latest issue of The Daily Telegraph, Dita Von Teese shares her reaction to Manson's interview in which he described the demise of their union - he bitterly says he won't give her a dime - and falling for his new love, 19-year-old actress Evan Rachel Wood.

Von Teese calls Manson's relationship with Evan Rachel Wood "inappropriate," but says she's moving on. Here are some highlights from the interview ...

On the collapse of her marriage to Marilyn Manson:
"I had all the faith in the world in our relationship for the seven years we were together. I loved him very much, and completely believed it would be forever... Everything went downhill after we got married. I started working a lot to escape my home life."

On trying to help Manson:
"It was difficult, because I was trying to get him help for his problems, and eventually I realized that he didn't want help. I wasn't supportive about his partying or his relationship with another girl, and as much as I loved him I wasn't going to be part of that."

On Manson's recent Rolling Stone interview:
"He says how depressed he was. I get the impression he thinks I was unsupportive. But the truth is I wasn't supportive of his lifestyle, and someone else came along who was ... It didn't work. Instead, it made me the enemy."

On moving out on Christmas Eve:
"I left with nothing. I knew that there was an inappropriate relationship going on in it, and I didn't want any part of it around to remind me. I didn't want that sofa. I didn't want that bed. I didn't want the knife you read about in the article."

THG NOTE: It can't help knowing that Manson has since called Wood his true soul mate.

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Kim Basinger denied leaking Alec Baldwin's angry voicemail rant to their daughter Ireland and called on her ex-husband to "finally address his unstable and irrational behavior."

"Everybody is always asking why this custody battle has been going on for so many years and now they have the answer," Basinger said in a statement, released by her rep yesterday.

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"The issue is not about Kim Basinger, or the alleged alienation that Alec constantly refers to. It is about his ongoing aggressive behavior," the rep added.

Kim Basinger, who has been charged with contempt of court in the past regarding her custody fight with Baldwin, claims she "did not release the voicemail," but adds that the message "was not sealed under a court order."

Alec Baldwin's attorneys had claimed the voicemail was in fact kept in a sealed court file, and leaked by Basinger or her attorneys.

The three-year custody fight for 11-year-old Ireland intensified last week when TMZ posted Saddam Hussein's Alec Baldwin's threatening voicemail in which he berated the child as a "little pig" and threatened that we was going to "straighten her out."

Baldwin said he had been "driven to the edge" by the years of court battles and called himself a victim of parental alienation â€" in which one parent alienates a child against the other during a custody battle.

Alec Baldwin has been criticized on his own Web site, and now Basinger says Baldwin has only himself to blame.

"Kim's sincerest wish is for him to finally address his unstable and irrational behavior so he, at some point, can potentially create a relationship with his daughter," says her rep's statement. "Until then, Kim will continue to protect and safeguard her child's well-being as any parent would."

Over the weekend, Basinger hired security "in response to media attention on her daughter in order to allow Ireland to maintain her regular routine and activities uninterrupted," the statement says.

Baldwin attorney Vicki Greene, who took legal action against Basinger yesterday, reiterated her claim that the tape "had to have been released by someone from Kim's side" and disputed that the tape was not under seal.

"We don't agree with Kim's position," says Greene.

"This court has sealed proceedings for Ireland's protection for years. Why would this recording be any different? I'm not even allowed to say whether the tape was played in court or not. The are breaking the confidentiality rules."

This whole thing is just sad. Enjoy your carefree, young romance now, Kristen Dunst and Johnny Borrell. Marriage and divorce are a whole new ball of wax.

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Kirsten Dunst may be keeping quiet on her recent romance with rocker Johnny Borrell, but the Razorlight frontman is happy to spill the beans.

"I'm not hiding anything. We met in Los Angeles. We were hanging out at South by Southwest and we've been hanging out ever since," the 26-year-old Brit told People at an L.A. press event celebrating the release of Razorlight's new single, "America."

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What's it like dating someone in the public eye?

"I don't think there's any rules behind it. If you fall you fall. In life that's what you do," said the Cisco Adler look-alike. "You follow the things that you can't resist and you go where you go. That's falling in love."

Britney Spears knows this all too well, following the likes of Kevin Federline into premature motherhood, substance abuse, crotch shots and depression.

Walking the red carpet alone Monday, the Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 actress has avoided questions about her new beau, but did confess a weakness for British men:

"They're very charming â€" the accent is cute!"

She also likes shaggy actors.

She and Johnny Borrell arrived together at the premiere party for Spider-Man 3 at central London's Freemason's Hall and headed straight for the VIP area. Hidden from prying eyes behind a floor-to-ceiling iron web, they chatted with Dunst's mom and costars, including Tobey Maguire.

"They looked really cozy together," a fellow partygoer said.

Just after midnight, Dunst and Borrell snuck out through a side door and finished off the night at Borrell's favorite pub, the Hawley Arms in London's gritty Camden neighborhood.

This wasn't the lovebirds' first time in London together: Kirsten Dunst visited Borrell there in March while he was on a break from touring.

And it most likely won't be there last: Dunst is due to spend most of the summer there working on an upcoming project. Nice!

So besides that cute British accent, what appeals to Dunst about Johnny Borrell?

"She loves his music so definitely an attraction there," says a pal. "He's funny too. He has a great sense of humor and keeps her laughing - that's what's important to her."

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers, star of Showtime's The Tudors, has entered a rehab facility, his rep tells People magazine exclusively.

"After a non-stop succession of filming, Jonathan Rhys Meyers has entered an alcohol-treatment program," his rep, Meredith O'Sullivan, says.

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"He felt a break was needed to maintain his recovery."

The 29-year-old actor, who costarred with Scarlett Johansson in Woody Allen's Match Point last year, plays Henry VIII in The Tudors.

The series premiered on April 1, and the actor recently finished filming the drama August Rush with Keri Russell, Terrence Howard and Robin Williams.

Meyers's rep adds that "Jonathan plans to resume his schedule following completion."

Meyers joins the likes of Robbie Williams, Jesse Metcalfe, Daniel Baldwin and the great Britney Spears on the list of celebrities to enter detox of late. We wish him a speedy recovery.

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In the world of celebrity photos, there are two kinds of scary. The first is the joking kind. See Britney Spears' (lack of) fashion sense. The second group, some of which we are about to show you, is for real scary.

Celebrity gossip magazine Us Weekly has obtained some disturbing photos of Jason Wahler engaged in what appears to be a game of Russian Roulette.

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The pictures, taken last summer, show the 20-year-old Laguna Beach alum and his friend, rapper Jay 211, slamming vodka straight from the bottle, holding a pistol to their heads and then pulling the trigger.

"We were just wasted one night and we ended up back at Jay's house in North Hollywood," says a source who witnessed the incident.

"Everyone was playing around before they decided to play Russian Roulette. There was one bullet in the gun. Jason and Jay both pointed the gun at their heads and pulled the trigger. "

Luckily, no one got hurt.

"[Jason Wahler] is out of control. He's out of his f*%king mind," the source said.

Wahler's rep had no comment on this incident.

Wahler, the former boyfriend of The Hills star Lauren Conrad, has been in trouble with the law of late, having been arrested four times in the last nine months.

Most recently, he was busted April 9 for criminal tresspassing and assault. Jason Wahler lashed out at the arresting officer calling him a "n*%$&r, a f#*%!t, and a poor f*%k."

On March 6, Wahler was sentenced to 60 days in jail, and must turn himself in before May 4 to begin serving time after he and his girlfriend assaulted a city worker and two tow truck drivers last year.

Later this month, he's due in court again after being arrested in North Carolina on charges of resisting a public officer during an underage drinking sweep.

Last September in New York City, Wahler was charged with one count each of disorderly conduct, possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest and bribery.

These Jason Wahler photos won't lead to a fifth arrest... but they will lead The Hollywood Gossip to state that LC's and Jessica Smith's ex needs some serious help.

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With the exception of a former colleague who defrauded its writing staff out of at least $20,000, there's no one that enrages The Hollywood Gossip more than Spencer Pratt.

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Similar to Paris Hilton, the guy is famous almost strictly by association, boasting absolutely no redeeming qualities and contributing nothing to society, yet seemingly parlaying that into fame and a rather lucrative career.

It's the American way. One can at least give Spencer Pratt (pictured with girlfriend Heidi Montag) credit for exploiting his position and achieving a certain level of stardom. But how well do you really know the emerging star of MTV's The Hills?

He's one of the least sexy men alive, and one that Lauren Conrad undeniably hates. That's about all we've got.

But our celebrity gossip writers are inquiring minds here at T.H. Gossip, so we set out to discover more about him.

He was featured in the reality TV show The Princes of Malibu, which followed the Jenner kids (Brody Jenner and his brother, Brandon) as well as their bitch tag-along buddy, Spencer, as they... well, do nothing all day but bother David Foster and his superstar clients.

Follow the link to learn more about Spencer Pratt ...

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