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After losing custody of Sean Preston and Jayden James and dropping them off with Kevin Federline, going tanning, and finally stopping by the DMV, the great Britney Spears checked into Beverly Hills' Peninsula Hotel.

Her friend Sam Lufti - best known for getting into a physical altercation while getting served in Spears' custody fight - was there, and tells Us Weekly that she remains optimistic about regaining custody of the boys soon.

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"She is doing okay," Sam Lufti said. "It has been a rough day. But she is feeling very optimistic about the future."

A source close to Britney Spears says her optimism comes from the fact the Monday decision to give K-Fed custody was merely the result of scheduling conflicts that kept Spears from showing up for court-mandated drug testing.

Some of our staff members know from experience that it's hard to find the time to give a blood sample twice a week in between all the trips to the DMV, tanning salons and various nightclubs that a person must make.

"There were scheduling conflicts and errors in communication as to times and places for drug tests, et cetera, but they're all squared away now," the source says. "Britney is hoping a judge will reverse the order as of Wednesday, now that she is making steps to follow through on what they have asked."

Sam Lufti, who took Britney Spears to the DMV to, at long last, get her a valid California license has been taking care of the scheduling for the troubled singer.

"Sam Lufti is arranging for Britney's drug tests. He's getting her back on track. Everyone is optimistic about her regaining custody," says a source.

Still, another friend of Spears' has a different story about the 25-year-old slow moving train wreck pop-star's mindset, saying: "She's so scared. For Britney, [losing Sean and Jayden] was her realest moment ever... She doesn't know what to do."

The concerned friend adds, "She is going hit an all time low."

And this celebrity gossip site will be there to cover it.

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A jury has just awarded a staggering $11.6 million in damages to Anucha Browne Sanders, the former New York Knicks executive who claimed Isiah Thomas, the NBA legend and the franchise's awful coach, sexually harassed her.

The jury in the $10 million sexual harassment lawsuit deliberated for a little over two days before deciding overwhelmingly in favor of Anucha Browne Sanders.

The case, which has gripped New York City, painted a picture of the Knicks' front office and their coach, as well as Madison Square Garden as a whole, as a place where sexism and crude language were part of the routine.

Anucha Browne Sanders, a married mother of three and a former basketball star at Northwestern University, testified that Isiah Thomas called her a "bitch" and a "ho" when she began working for the team, and making unwanted advances.

At one point, Anucha Browne Sanders says Isiah Thomas than began encouraging her to visit him "off site." We're guessing that's not kosher.

Thomas vehemently denied all of Browne Sanders' allegations, with his attorneys going to great lengths to portray her as incompetent.

Thomas did acknowledge, however, that he tried to kiss her in December 2005, and that he responded with "No love today?" as she recoiled.

Madison Square Garden President Steve Mills said he spoke with Isiah Thomas about the incident and was told it wouldn't happen again.

First Michael Vick, then O.J. Simpson again and now Isiah Thomas. It's just not the best month for professional athletes making the news. Except Derek Jeter. That man is on fire - with the baseball bat, and with the ladies!

In other crazy Isiah news, how about that Isaiah Washington getting axed from Grey's Anatomy and finding a new home on Bionic Woman! We give him five episodes until he is asked to leave that hit series as well.

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If they know what's good for them, 50 Cent and Kanye West had best step off before they get whacked. There's a new playa on the hip-hop scene.

The new music video by Weird Al Yankovic, from his album Straight Outta Lynwood, proves that this hard core thug ain't playin' around.

The Cisco Adler look-alike and venerable master of the parody is winning rave reviews and record views on YouTube for what might be his best effort to date: "White & Nerdy," a take off of Chamillionaire's "Ridin' Dirty." Peep it below ...

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"I wanna bowl with... the gangstas ... but I know, in my heart, they think I'm white and nerdy ... just too white and nerdy... I'm really white and nerdy."

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After weeks of standing on the sidelines and weighing in on her friends' romances on The Hills, the lovely Lauren Conrad finally got a little action herself - at the birthday party for her ex, Brody Jenner, in Las Vegas.

After a surprise arrival in Las Vegas for pal Jenner's birthday, LC gave her hunky ex a birthday kiss, and then later, some "just-because" kisses. Sexy!

Paparazzi Mobs Perez, Speidi

While we don't think these two are officially back on, that Lauren Conrad sure is cute when she gives people those flirty eyes, don't you think?

Credit for their possibly rekindled romance has to go to Brody's bud, Frankie Delgado, who seemed to spend a lot of time convincing Lauren Conrad that the reason she and Brody used to fight was - what else - the presence of Spencer Pratt.

Speaking of Frankie Delgado, he got some action himself - from LC's namesake pal, Lauren Bosworth, a.k.a. Lo. The highlight of the night was a tipsy Lo falling over and flashing her friends, to which Lauren replied, "I just saw Lo's Britney!"

Yup, it was all good in Las Vegas... except for Justin Bobby. The boyfriend of Audrina Patridge (real name Justin Brescia), J-Bobby didn't say two words the whole time, despite the girls' efforts to engage him in conversation.

When Lo and LC confront Audrina regarding J-B's unwillingness to, you know, act like an adult and speak, Audrina lets them have it, saying "Okay, I'll blow him off, I'll never see him again, just to make you guys happy... I'm done!"

The high drama of the night goes to Heidi Montag's co-worker, Elodie. Still pissed over Heidi's promotion, she quits. Then, on her last day, Elodie agrees to cover a big event for Heidi, who wants to celebrate her anniversary with Spencer.

In one of the biggest, funniest, passive-aggressive bitch moves in Hills history, Elodie says sure, she'll cover for Heidi, knowing damn well she won't even be working at the company by that night. Details, right?

As a result of Elodie's mean maneuver, Spencer and Heidi's romantic dinner at Don Antonio's Mexican Restaurant is cut short when she gets an urgent call that the event she is supposed to be running is not staffed by... anyone!

Oh snap! Next up? If you thought the Lauren Conrad sex tape drama was over ... you were right. But that won't stop everyone from pointing fingers at each other regarding who spread the rumors in the first place!

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A favorite of the celebrity gossip world as well as the Democratic voting base, Sen. Barack Obama took an unusual break from the campaign trail ... to gaze into a crystal ball with talk show host Tyra Banks.

What does he see, Banks asked the charismatic 46-year-old presidential candidate? "I see the White House," he replied, matter-of-factly, on her show.

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Barack Obama also made clear that his wife and daughters are extremely particular on where they spend their nights on the campaign trail.

"This isn't a Hilton hotel, is it?" he said his 9-year-old daughter, Malia, will ask, as she keeps up with the news and does not approve of Paris Hilton.

"Parents have to realize, kids want limits, they want structure," he said. "They don't want you to be their best friend. They want you to be parents. If we had more parenting, then the kinds of influences we see on TV don't matter."

Tyra Banks and Barack Obama look into the future.

Barack Obama stressed that it is his wife, Michelle, the disciplinarian in the family, who keeps him in line, even making sure he stays off smoking.

She is also the role model to their two young daughters. Besides Malia, Michelle and Barack Obama are parents of 6-year-old Sasha.

"They know that no one has it more together than their mom," he said, also describing Michelle, 43, as "very strong, tough, self-possessed ... but she is also, I think, a person who feels very deeply."

While he did not reference #1 fan Amber Lee Ettinger in his interview with Banks, Obama was quick to talk about Michelle, who he met in law school.

"I offered to buy her ice cream," he recalled. "So we went to the Baskin-Robbins near my apartment, sat on the curb and ate ice cream."

"So, did you kiss her?" Tyra Banks wondered.

"After the ice cream, I must admit, I did," he said. "And she tasted like chocolate."

THG NOTE: This whole article is so nauseatingly cute, and at the same time absurd, that this celebrity gossip publication is pretty much left speechless.

The couple will be celebrating their 15th anniversary on Wednesday, Tyra Banks told the audience - their crystal anniversary, she said, thus the crystal ball.

Peering into the Illinois senator's iPod, Banks asked what he has on it: Jay-Z, Miles Davis, classical music, along with "some Bach... I got a little salsa, too."

Should there be a future movie about him, Obama said Denzel Washington could play him, though with the way his ears stick out, "It may have to be Will Smith."

Tyra Banks, 33, also took the opportunity of the senator's visit to talk about her brother, which, she pointed out, is something she does not do often.

Capt. Devon Banks is deployed in Afghanistan, she said, before requesting that Obama look directly into the camera and deliver a message to him.

"Devon, we are proud of you," the senator said. "We are grateful for your service. We want to get you back home as soon as possible. I know Tyra is thinking about you all the time, so make sure to send her an e-mail."

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Looks like O.J. Simpson's girlfriend learned from the best.

According to the Miami Herald, Christie Prody, 32, has been named in at least 18 police reports in Miami-Dade County since 2000, although only a few resulted in charges, and none led to jail time.

Guess you pick up some interesting things when you're dating a murderer.

Later this month, Simpson is due in court in Las Vegas to respond to charges of kidnapping and robbery - felonies that could send OJ to prison for decades.

But the football great's life between beating the rap for the 1994 murder of his ex-wife and her friend and the present day has been bumpy, to say the least.

The Miami-Dade police reports offer a glimpse of Simpson's life with Christie Prody since moving to South Florida after his "Trial of the Century" acquittal.

Below is a sampling - not even close to the whole list - of recent police incidents involving Christie Prody (above) and O.J. Simpson in South Florida ...

  • Christie Prody has accused OJ Simpson of entering her home illegally, stealing pages from her address book and erasing her voice mails.
  • Police have been called to break up loud fights between the couple five times in the past seven years.
  • Prody was ejected from a hotel near Miami International Airport in May 2000 for kicking and slapping Simpson.
  • She shoved him again on July 4, 2005, and then slapped one of his friends, according to various police reports.
  • Now-deceased sex tape broker David Hans Schmidt allegedly tried to shop a sex tape of OJ Simpson, Christie Prody and model Patty Kuprys, a video Simpson denied existed and threatened legal action over.
  • Christie Prody caused a rift between Simpson and his daughter Sydney, 21, in January 2003. Police found Sydney, then 17, alone in her bedroom. She told them she and O.J. were fighting because she did not like Prody.
  • Sydney's brother Justin, then 14, told investigators he got along fine with Prody ... after the local Department of Children & Families received 13 anonymous calls from Miami accusing Simpson of child abuse in 2003.
  • Prody was reprimanded by police in 2004 for using Simpson's disabled parking permit to park in a handicapped spot at Target.
  • Police recovered a stolen 30-foot motorboat - without its engines - from Simpson's property in 2003. It appeared Simpson had no involvement.
  • Federal agents raided Simpson's home in 2001 as part of an international drug investigation. Simpson wasn't charged in the Ecstasy ring.
  • Christie Prody was busted for marijuana possession in Southwest Miami last year. She paid a fine for the misdemeanor drug charge.
  • Prody was also fined by the city of Miami in 2002, pleading no contest to animal cruelty after her cat was found dead from abandonment.
  • Just two months ago, the Juice allegedly threatened to kill a local handyman who he hired to do some repairs, then accused of sleeping with Prody.

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Yankees superstar Derek Jeter will need a hot bat if New York is to surpass the upstart Cleveland Indians in this week's American League Division Series.

But no matter what, he has a hot girlfriend in Gabrielle Union!

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Don't hate. Derek Jeter can't help being awesome at baseball and good looking. In fact, he's a classy, modest guy - remarkable for someone with four rings who hits .317 career and has slept with Jessica Alba, Mariah Carey and Jessica Biel.

According to the New York Post, Jeter and Union are now a couple, though. And damn, she's hot. Take a look at this photo of Derek's newest girlfriend ...

Best known for roles in Bad Boys and Bring It On, Gabrielle Union is a beautiful actress and model who has dated a number of notable athletes. In fact, she was married for four years to Chris Howard of the Jaguars... and went out with Jason Kidd in high school. She's also been linked to Javon Walker. And Ludacris.

Yeah. Here's hoping that she finds a little stability with the Yankees shortstop, who she was linked to as far back as February, and denied dating at the time!

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Okay, don't answer that, Columbus Short. Or you, J.R. Rotem. Or all of you, Isaac Cohen, Jason Filyaw, Howie Day, Matt Encinias, Criss Angel, Shannon Funk and Daimon Shippen. That's just a rhetorical question, aight?

She may have lost custody of her kids as of yesterday, but Britney Spears is still making good music. Or at least music. We've gotten ahold of the lyrics to one of her deep, passionate new songs, entitled "Piece of Me."

In the song, the mother of Jayden James and Sean Preston, seen here going after celebrity news media with an umbrella in February, blames all her problems on being famous and says that the public eye ruins her life.

"You want a piece of me? Come get it, y'all!"

There's even one line (see below), in which Britney sings (and we use that term loosely): "Don't matter if I step on the scene or sneak away to the Philippines, they still got pictures of my derrière in the magazine."

Three points about this, before we move on...

  1. There's a good chance this is the worst rhyme of all time. No one sneaks away to the Philippines. Come on. That's the best you can do?
  2. There's no way Britney Spears knows what derrière means.
  3. Maybe her rear end (that's what it means!) wouldn't be in magazines if she wouldn't run errands or go clubbing in no underwear! Often!

Anyway. Here are the lyrics to "Piece of Me."

I'm Miss bad media karma
Another day another drama
Guess I can't see no harm
In working and being a mama
And with a kid on my arm
I'm still an exception
And you want a piece of me

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The rumors persist, and they are revolting. Well, half revolting.

Let's just say that when John Mayer and Minka Kelly began dating recently, which we are still getting used to, forming a couple known heretofore as either Jinka or Jelly (we can't decide), it's clear what each brings to the relationship...

John Mayer in Las Vegas
  • Minka Kelly brings acting talent (as the star of Friday Night Lights), a weird and damn sexy first name, and stunning good looks.
  • John Mayer has bagged a lot of chicks, has a huge dome, and dominates the airwaves with a unique brand of introspective, mediocre soft rock hits.

It's a match built to last... for like 10 days. Anyway, here are two new photos of Minka Kelly and John Mayer, Hollywood's newest hot couple ...

Minka Kelly: So hot. John Mayer: So not.

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Picking up where we left off after last week's drool-inducing premiere, the 15 remaining Bachelorettes move into their Malibu mansion. In bikinis. Holla!

There will be two group dates this week on The Bachelor and there will be a rose handed out at each. The rest of these women will have to take their chances at the ceremony at the end of the night. The tension in the air is thick. Almost as much so as Brad Womack's abs. Guy is frickin' ripped!

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What will the dates consist of? Just you wait. The first "date box" has already arrived by the time the cameras roll and inside are lots of wide brimmed hats and toy horses. It's a sign. Jade reads the note:

"Join me for a day at the races. Brad."

Eloquent, Brad Womack. Eloquent. The man keeps it short and sweet.

Those women angling for the hearts of The Bachelor and going to the track are Erin, McCarten, Kristy, Mallory, Hillary, Jade and DeAnna.

As they get ready, McCarten tells Hillary that she's going to get the first kiss from Brad. Hillary responds, "You want sloppy seconds? Because I'm kissing him first!"

Oh. No. She. Didn't.

Jade says she thinks she has a good shot at getting the rose because she's one of the more competitive women there and also, "I, personally, think I'm better looking" than the rest of them. If you don't say! Damn, this is gonna be good!

It has only just begun. Continue reading the adventures of Brad Womack in this exclusive episode guide to last night's episode of The Bachelor ...

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