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Whether or not marriage has changed Avril Lavigne, it has changed her husband.

"I'm the best thing that's ever happened to him," Lavigne says in the April issue of Jane.

Brody Jenner and Avril Lavigne Photo

And she doesn't worry about Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley straying.

"We have a really good, strong relationship. There's a lot of trust," she says.

More so than, say, Sienna Miller enjoyed with that ass bag Jude Law.

The couple wed in July before 110 guests, including family and friends from their native Ontario, Canada. To the surprise of many, the ceremony was a traditional one.

"I wanted to be like, 'Oh, let's totally have a rock 'n' roll, goth wedding,'" Lavigne tells Jane. "But at the same time I was like, 'I've been dreaming about my wedding day since I was a little girl. I have to wear the white dress.' I wanted to be a princess, okay?"

Part of the appeal of a traditional wedding was its timelessness.

"People thought I would have done, like, some black wedding dress, and yeah, I would have. But at the same time I was thinking about our pictures. ... I didn't want to be, like, 20 years from now, 'Oh, why did I wear my hair like that? It's not cool now.' "

Lavigne says you'll never get a good crotch shot of her stepping out of a car or at a party. Nor will we see her doing drugs.

"I've never done coke in my life, and I'm proud of that. Oh my God! I could never. I am 100 percent against drugs," she said.

The same is true for Whibley, even if it hasn't always been:

"He doesn't do drugs. Clearly, he used to, because he talked about it, but I wouldn't be with someone who did, and I made that very clear to him when we first started dating."

But Lavigne is okay with one bad habit: plastic surgery. Just kidding. We're talking about spitting at paparazzi, for which she recently made headlines.

"I don't know what the big deal was, because I've been spitting at them the past two years I've lived in L.A.," she says. "It was funny. But I think if [Britney Spears] had had no underwear on that week, my spitting thing wouldn't have been talked about."

Or if Nicole Richie collapsed on the set. Oh wait, that's daily.

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Rumors of girl-on-girl action always raise eyebrows.

And possibly other body parts, for some readers.

But Carmen Electra is refuting recent tabloid reports that the she is involved in a romantic relationship with... '80s rocker Joan Jett.

We were kinda hoping for Pamela Anderson, but you know, that's life.

They've been hanging out a lot of late, but Electra's representative insists the Baywatch babe and Joan Jett are not more than friends.

"They are just friends," she said.

The model/actress, 34, split from her hubby of three years, Dave Navarro, last July and has reportedly been spending plenty of time with Jett, 46.

But unlike Matthew McConaughey and Lance Armstrong, the bond is not even a little bit romantic, her rep says, adding:

"Carmen is in London right now. She is performing in Palm Springs at the Dinah Shore Weekend with her group, The Bombshells, just as she did last year."

Is that a band of some sort? We envision it like the Pussycat Dolls... only hotter.

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Last year, we were all about the crotch shot queens. Also known as the ho train.

Also, this Katie Holmes crotch shot would have been cool... if we didn't get negged.

What a Loser

This one below, however? We would just as soon have passed, but we don't have a choice in this line of work, so we bring it to you anyway. Sorry.

After dining at hotspot eatery, Koi, on Tuesday, the "original" supermodel and one-time America's Next Top Model judge proved to be anything but...

Coy. Get it? Whatevs. Anyway, Janice Dickinson flashed her business to photographers as she entered a car, and we've got a picture of it. If you want to look.

PHOTO CREDIT: Pacific Coast News / LOGO CREDIT: The Hollywood Gossip

The 52-year-old mother of two, who loves the Kama Sutra, offers a gross glimpse into her nether region... which we've covered up, fortunately for you. For us, the damage is done.

We recommend Janice have that thing looked at. Maybe Dr. Sandeep Kapoor is available to perform an examination. Or at least Travis Barker.

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Let the party countdown begin.

Britney Spears has finished her stint in rehab and has left the facility.

Britney Down Under

"[Britney Spears] has been released by the Promises Malibu Treatment Center after successfully completing their program," said her terrible manager, Larry Rudolph, Tuesday.

A friend says the 25-year-old pop star "is doing fine."

She voluntarily checked herself into Promises on February 20 after a sweet weekend of hard partying in which she shaved her head.

She briefly left the program the next day - only to return when estranged husband Kevin Federline threatened a custody battle over their two sons.

Since then, Spears has attended AA meetings, though her stay in rehab was shorter than most. A typical stint at Promises is 45 days.

Federline has visted her in rehab several times with sons Sean Preston and Jayden James, most recently last weekend, and has been super supportive of her recovery.

Spears has custody of the boys with visitation rights for Federline. While she was in rehab, Kevin Federline took care of the kids with help from his mom and Spears' mom, Lynne.

We suspect Britney's first stop on her way out of the clinic was 7-Eleven, where she picked up a 40-ounce bottle of St. Ides, a bag of pork rinds and a tasty mayonnaise sandwich. Then it's off to elope with Jason Filyaw.

Just kidding. We're pulling for her. Hard.

Others rooting for Spears' recovery include actor Daniel Baldwin, actress Brooke Shields (who told Access Hollywood that she'd be available to talk to the singer anytime) and music producer/rapper Timbaland.

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When Tom Cruise lets his inner control freak get the best of him, there's one person Katie Holmes knows she can count on for a shoulder to cry on:

Victoria Beckham, Daughter

No, not little Asian baby Suri Cruise.

We're talking about BFF Victoria Beckham.

"Katie has been crying over the phone," an insider tells Us Weekly in its most recent cover story. "She is frustrated. [Tom Cruise] is denying her every single thing."

Once, Katie and Victoria, a.k.a. PoshKat, talked on the phone for four hours.

Victoria Beckham has seen how domineering Cruise can be first-hand.

A source close to the 44-year-old movie star tells Us that he is relentlessly trying to convince the former Spice Girl and her husband, soccer star David Beckham, to convert to his religion.

"Victoria is sick and tired of Tom being on her back about Scientology," says a source close to the Beckhams, who are relocating to L.A. soon.

"Victoria is an old-fashioned British woman who believes in God. She finds it quite rude that Tom is bugging her so much. Not too long ago, Tom left 18 messages in one hour to get them to join the church."

The source adds that Victoria and her giant boobs, which are set to star in a reality show debuting soon, has put her foot down to Tom's pressure.

"When she says no, she means no."

Just what Britney Spears says about drugs.

For what it's worth, Cruise's rep denies it, saying, "This is completely false. Tom does not and never has encouraged anyone to adopt Scientology."

Sure thing, babe. And Lauren Conrad has never made a bad dating decision. Sorry, LC. You know we love you - and that you're smart enough to admit mistakes and learn from them.

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When Pete Wentz sat for a cover interview with Rolling Stone in February, he was fairly clear that he's not dating that loser Ashlee Simpson.

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"Maybe in a different universe, we'd be some hot couple, but not in this one," the rocker said.

Oh snap! Well, apparently he feels differently about Ashlee Simpson now.

The plastic surgery fiend and the Fall Out Boy frontman - with whom she's been linked before - enjoyed a recent hush-hush getaway to Mexico.

A Simpson source tells Us Weekly, "She really likes him."

Thanks for the awesome quote, source. The feeling seemed mutual on March 12 when the pair hit the West Hollywood hot spot known as Hyde.

"He massaged her back and played with her hair," says an eyewitness.

Crazy Joe Simpson is rolling in his grave right now! As is Ryan Phillippe - and you thought you were the only man in her life, Ryno! Dumbass.

Still, Wentz is trying to play it cool. As anyone who's tried to score some tail with a nasty chick knows, it's all good until your friends find out.

A source close to the rocker says, "they aren't serious."

Busted. Wentz and Ashlee Simpson aren't the only ones hooking up this spring. But they're probably the most annoying - with the possible exception of Ashlee's own sister, Jessica Simpson and John Mayer.

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Are you troubled by the odd fashion sense of Mary-Kate Olsen and sister Ashley Olsen? Are you as disturbed as Bob Saget every time you see the Olsen twins, for that matter?

We are. But in this exciting new eBay auction, you can at least pretend they know how to dress themselves. By doing it yourself, that is!

Olsen Twins Look On

Seriously, you can bid (by follow the link above, for just $8.00) on these terrifying adorable Olsen twins dolls in a convertible, rocking in their very own "apples and oranges" PJs. Great. Sadly, a Max Snow doll is not included...

If you're crafty, you can make them their very hobo lumberjack outfits or bags that might weigh as much as they do. Not the dolls, but the actual twins. Think of all the fun things you can do with these!

Other eBay items we'd love to bid on if it were possible
:

  • The knives responsible for Ashlee Simpson's bad plastic surgery
  • An autographed picture of the entire Brangelina clan
  • Kevin Federline's debut album (just kidding)
  • A date with Haley Scarnato

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Nicole Richie suffered a collapse on the set of The Simple Life last week, and her health issues are continuing to slow down production.

What a Cute Baby

Moreover, they're pissing off co-star Paris Hilton.

According to New York Daily News, the health-averse, weight-challenged actress (and we use that term loosely) had to be "taken to her trailer immediately" after the on-set incident.

At times, Richie has "had trouble walking and speaking clearly," though no ambulances have been called - unlike on March 5 when she fainted on set.

Hopefully someone took away the keys to her gas-guzzling SUV. Otherwise, this is like another DUI arrest and mug shot just itching to happen.

The show's co-creator, Jon Murray, told the Daily News:

"There were a couple times when [Nicole] felt a little woozy and she sat down for a moment, [but] we continued within five to ten minutes."

Richie has also been rumored to be popping pills of late, and Murray adds that the young socialite indeed suffered a "dehydration thing" earlier.

We all know what dehydration really means. It's like exhaustion - a made up condition cited by celebrities to conceal one of two scenarios:

  1. They don't eat (see Richie, Mischa Barton or Kate Bosworth).
  2. They have a liter of man soup in their stomach (see Lindsay Lohan).

Seriously, Nicole. We all want you to get better. Eat. Take the advice of the great Brody Jenner and stuff yourself until you become morbidly obese. You can do it. It's the American way.

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When it comes to bringing sexyback, Justin Timberlake is not one to leave anything in the bag. But when dishing on his exes, he's a model of class and restraint.

Asked what he thinks about Britney Spears' recent ups and downs, JT tells Details in its April issue simply that: "We had our thing, and it's over."

Jayden Wants Attention

He didn't say whether he wrote his rehabbing ex a heartfelt letter, but as we've seen from his diplomatic comments about Brit's shaved head, he's definitely still in her corner. He and Timbaland may even collaborate with her in the future.

Timberlake won't comment at all about Cameron Diaz, whom he dated for nearly four years after Spears, and who he broke up with in January. 

Instead, he slams the tabloids that, he says, "create soap operas out of people's lives." Seriously, guys, back the hell off.

Timberlake doesn't want to fuel speculation about Scarlett Johansson or any of the other special people in his life, past and present:

"I would never say anything bad about anyone," he says. "I love a lot of those people."

When it comes to discussing his music, however, Timberlake is more forthcoming.

About his first solo album, Justified, he says:

"I tried so hard to be an R&B artist, and it was pop album of the year, and I was like, f--k. That's the last thing I wanted.' But I was like, 'So everyone considers me a pop artist? Well, f--k it. I'm going to do whatever I want to do."

He's certainly full of surprises. But one thing he wishes he could take back was "My Grammy Moment" during the February awards show, when a contest winner (Robyn Troup) got to perform alongside him.

But, though he wanted to cancel the appearance, Timberlake didn't.

"Because I'm the nice guy who follows through on the things he commits to. But I don't know if I'll be going through that sort of thing again. I feel like the Grammys used me for ratings. And look at it... they were up 18 percent."

It's easy to see why. His talent is light years beyond anyone on American Idol.

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Only, so we took some creative liberties there.

A Porsche driven by Keanu Reeves merely "grazed" a photographer, who was still taken by ambulance to the hospital, authorities said Tuesday.

Keanu Reeves, Charlize Theron

The accident occurred about 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Rancho Palos Verdes section of Los Angeles, according to the Sheriff's Department.

Reeves, who is not engaged, and may be the male, actor equivalent of Ashlee Simpson, was not injured. Thank God. No citations were issued.

"Reeves pulled out of a parking space parallel to the curb and grazed a paparazzo standing in the street in front of Mr. Reeves's 1996 Porsche," says a sheriff's statement.

"The man fell to the ground. Paramedics were summoned and treated the man at the scene. He was then transported via ambulance to a local hospital for further treatment."

The nature of his injuries was not known - but the real issue at hand is why Keanu Reeves is driving a 1996 model if he's supposedly this hot shot actor. Guarantee the Olsen twins have nicer rides than that.

Anyway, this was the latest injury involving a celebrity and a photographer. Police say singer James Blunt also was involved in an accident last month in which a man's foot was run over while Blunt tried to drive through a crowd.

Nicole Richie, for her part, doesn't hit anybody, but likes to park in the HOV lane facing the wrong way. Janice Dickinson, meanwhile, was recently on the receiving end of a car crash.

And, as some of you might remember, Lane Garrison...

Oh Forget it. Reeves was not available for comment.