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All four of the stars below have something in common: they're attracted to men. Which is all good by us. They also have the pink hair thing goin' on!

We're not sure why, but some do it better than others. Who, in your opinion can pull off the pink 'do and whose locks are more like pink don'ts?

First, we have the newly-transformed T.R. Knight, star of the hit medical drama-comedy Greys Anatomy. He said he was looking forward to time away from the show this summer, and made good on that promise with dyed pink locks.

To his right, we have the lovely Rachel McAdams. She's been rocking the pinkness for some time now. The Notebook and Wedding Crashers star sure is hot, and her fiance, Ryan Gosling, seems to dig it, so we'll give her two thumbs up.

Now it's time for a couple of singers. At left, British cutie Joss Stone, who is in the process of introducing herself on her newest album with great vocal skillz and a radical new look. Somehow she pulls it off. As does a crazy chick who needs no introduction: Pink.

Who's your favorite pink-haired hottie? Let us know.

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It's a hard knock life for the folks who work at the new New York hotspot operated by Jay-Z, if a new lawsuit is to be believed.

According to papers obtained by TMZ, Celeste Williams, a former "server" at the swank 40/40 Club, accuses the music mogul and the company that owns the joint, Twenty Ones, Inc., of not paying enough.

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She says they didn't even pay her minimum wage, which means she's raking in less coin than Kevin Federline at whatever gas station he works at now.

Williams also alleges that the club held back tips from servers and that she got stiffed for overtime she worked.

What's more, Williams' lawyers say in the complaint that there are "more than 100" other 40/40 employees who will join the lawsuit.

At least Jay-Z can take comfort in fellow rappers Snoop Dogg, Eve, Busta Rhymes and Akon, all of whom are involved in their own legal imbroglio.

40/40 rep Ron Berkowitz says that the named plaintiff - Williams - worked for the club for a grand total of four days, and that the club isn't aware of any other of the "more than 100" workers who may have joined the suit.

This place should be featured on Hell's Kitchen.

When we spoke to him, Berkowitz said the club hadn't been served with papers, but insisted that all employees keep 100 percent of their tips, and that any allegation of wait staff being unpaid is false.

Williams is seeking unspecified damages. On the other hand, Jay-Z dates Beyonce, so how can you stay mad at the guy.

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Our readers hate Simon Monjack.

If you believe half of the things posted about him on this site, you'd think Brittany Murphy's new husband were sleazier than Spencer Pratt... with a criminal past to boot.

Turns out our celebrity gossip readers might not be too far off base in decrying this odd, unexpected and wholly suspicious marriage.

Word out of the New York Post today suggests that Murphy wed Simon Monjack to keep him from being deported. According to the National Enquirer, Monjack was arrested on expired visa charges on March 27 - just over a month before the couple's rushed marriage.

The tabloid also hammers the actress' portly hubby with allegations of bad debts and shady business schemes. Sources told the Post that the clueless cutie knew nothing about this.

Interestingly, Murphy once starred in a movie called Clueless (with Alicia Silverstone).

Simon Monjack's lawyer denied the allegations, claiming they are being made by "disgruntled ex-girlfriends" and that immigration lawyers have concluded the marriage to Brittany Murphy had no bearing on his visa status.

Sure thing, Simon. It's your turn, fans. Chime in.

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Coley Laffoon says Anne Heche is insane.

Now, the former lesbian has allegations of her own.

Firing back in her divorce case, Anne Heche has asked for full custody of her son, Homer, and claims Coley Laffoon, her ex-husband, craves porn, poker and money.

Anne Heche says in court papers that although Laffoon claims he's this nice stay-at-home dad, he actually leaves the 5-year-old "with nannies and babysitters, while he plays ping-pong, backgammon and poker and looks at Internet porn."

Ah, sweet memories of country star and Dancing with the Stars competitor Sara Evans and her perverted, cheating husband, Craig Schelske.

"He holds a poker game at his home every Thursday night and allows Homer to participate," the Men in Trees star says in a L.A. Superior Court filing released Thursday.

She adds that Coley Laffoon bragged to cast members of her show, taped in Vancouver, that he "knew each strip joint in town."

Heche asks the judge to grant her sole legal and physical custody of their son, to give Laffoon visitation, and to deny his request for support.

In what is shaping up to be a rift along the lines of what Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger are going through, the judge can expect arguments from each side that the other parent is psychologically unfit.

In his court filing last week, Coley Laffoon, 33, said that Anne Heche, 37, who's now with co-star James Tupper, demonstrates "bizarre and delusional behavior."

"I have serious concerns about whether she is psychologically capable of caring for Homer for an extended period of time,"says Laffoon, who filed for divorce in February.

THG NOTE: Only Anne Heche would marry somebody named Coley Laffoon. It just fits, for reasons we can't explain. Much like Kellie Pickler dating an "Eskimo" named Jordin Tootoo.

Laffoon, a former videographer, says he quit a $6,000-a-year job to take care of Homer, and is seeking primary custody and at least $33,000 a month in support.

Anne Heche claims that he's actually seeking $45,000 a month.

Laffoon's lawyer, Jon S. Summers, says "any suggestion that the statements were financially motivated is not only false, it's obscene."

In court papers, Laffoon writes that he is entitled to child and spousal support "in the amount sufficient to maintain the marital standard of living and child support consistent with (Heche's) income."

Here's hoping he joins the ranks of Kevin Federline and other deadbeat ex-spouses across this great nation.

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After repeated denials, Robert Rodriguez and the sexy Rose McGowan have finally gone public with their relationship.

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The two arrived together to the premiere of Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof in Cannes last night, after rumors that they hooked up during filming of Rodriguez's Planet Terror.

The two had previously denied any on-set knocking of boots, as rumors went rabid that Rodriguez cheated on his then-wife - and Planet Terror co-producer - Elizabeth Avellan with the former Charmed witch.

At the time, reps for the film said that Elizabeth Avellan and Robert Rodriguez had split "long before" production began.

But now, it's out in the open that Rodriguez has seen Rose McGowan nude.

In doing so, he joins the likes of her ex, Marilyn Manson, her Grindhouse co-star Rosario Dawson and anyone who picked up the most recent Rolling Stone.

Home wrecker or not, the Grindhouse babe has got a new man - and probably a good shot of snagging the lead role in Robert's remake of the film Barbarella.

We'd like to recommend Antonella Barba for the part - though it would get a little confusing trying to write the press releases for the film if she got the role.

In any case, we're happy for this new couple. They might not be as cute together as Kate Bosworth and James Rousseau, but few are.

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Some celebrities like it doggy style.

Others just look a lot like their dogs.

Kate Bosworth and Michael Polish at Coachella

But eating hot dogs? That's a rarity, especially given the eating habits of stars such as Nicole Richie... who basically have no eating habits. Since they don't eat. Ever.

We used to think the same about Kate Bosworth, that's for sure. But since she got together with that nice fella James Rousseau, she's gotten noticeably better about her weight.

Heck, those recent bikini photos of Kate were downright sexy.

In the picture at right, Kate and James Rousseau hit up a hot dog stand in the Big Apple and ordered two with everything, prompting surprised looks from the street vendor.

Just kidding.

Let this be a lesson to you uber-skinny celebrities. Working out and trying to stay in shape is all well and good, but gobbling down the occasional processed meat byproduct never hurt anybody.

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Aside from berating one another on their MySpace pages, there are few things that celebrities of the 21st Century enjoy more than text messaging.

Kevin Federline repeatedly hit on Lindsay Lohan via text, and it was also Isaac Cohen's method of choice in dumping Britney Spears. Classy.

What we wouldn't give to get ahold of some celebs' phones and see what nonsense they're sending each other. Here, we see a few celebrity text message all-stars...

At left, the grotesque, jail-bound Paris Hilton, who never leaves home without her Blackberry (or the Bible now apparently). The whore-able heiress goes through boyfriends (Stavros Niarchos et al) and gal pals so quickly, she needs the latest state-of-the-art technology to keep everything straight.

At right, we have the lovely Lauren Conrad, a self-proclaimed "e-mail addict" seen here killing time at LAX early this month. We're guessing she's got a couple of funny texts in there from Audrina Patridge, while the info of Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag has soooo been deleted like, three months ago.

Who's your favorite celebrity texter? Let us know.

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He's not a prince, heir to some huge ass tire company's fortune or a mediocre backup quarterback like The Bachelor contestants who came before him.

But Andy Baldwin was nonetheless a knight in shining armor as he knelt down and offered an engagement ring to Tessa Horst Monday night.

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Lt. Baldwin - a Naval doctor and undersea diving specialist - and his cute future bride are now public with their love. Finally.

The Sports Gal's favorite subjects recently gave an interview discussing what it's like getting to know each other on reality TV, along with what's on tap for them.

Us Weekly: Congratulations! You both must be so thrilled after having to keep your relationship a secret since the show wrapped in March. What do you have planned now that America knows that you are in love and engaged?
Andy Baldwin: We've been walking around New York and I've been screaming it at the top of my lungs! It's not a secret any longer! We finished the show months ago and to watch it all over again has been hard - especially on Tessa - to have all that drudged up.
Tessa Horst: It's a huge relief to have it over. It's been great moving forward with Andy since the show's been wrapping, but it was hard that everyone around us was watching it as if it was present. We're really excited to move forward from here.

Us Weekly: You no doubt learned quite a bit about each other during the course of the show, but what have you learned about each other since?
Andy Baldwin: We've learned a lot! We've seen each other four times and talked to each other over the phone [while the show was airing]. We've definitely said how much better we know each other now than we did [on the show]. The risk we took getting engaged is getting better and better. There are some things Tessa has found out about me...

Continue reading this interview with Andy Baldwin and Tessa Horst ...

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Britney Spears arrived in Miami on Sunday for a "concert" at Mansion - but she had some important business to attend to first.

Not 10 minutes after checking into the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Miami, Spears, 25, and a group of friends zoomed off for a whirlwind shopping spree in South Beach.


Their first stop: A 15-minute visit to No Lines Tanning.

Next up: the Guess store on Collins Avenue, where Spears took shorts, jeans and tops - but no wigs (she's got hair extensions now) to a dressing room.

"She bought quite a few things," an observer said. "She left out the back of the store â€" she seemed happy."

The retail therapy continued at The Mosh Pit.

"They asked if she wanted the store closed, and Britney Spears told them she was okay and not to worry about it," says a source.

Britney Spears, accompanied by her cousin Allie (below) tried on several micro-mini skirts and bought a $180 hand-painted pink corset by Kimikal. "She liked it, bought it and wore it out of the store," says the source.

By 7 p.m. it was time for a sound check at Mansion, where Spears' dressing room was, per her request, already stocked with Diet Cokes, sugar-free Red Bull, apple juice, a fruit-and-cookie plate, vanilla-scented candles, white roses and more.

The most important item, of course - pictures of her two sons: Sean Preston and Jayden James Federline.

As concertgoers got out of the rain and into Mansion, Spears ducked out the club just before 9 p.m. and hit The Atrium Miami Beach for some last-minute shopping. With her assistant, she picked out dresses, shoes, belts and accessories, spending well over $1,500, according to a source.

She then changed into a pink dress she'd just purchased before heading back to Mansion, where she took the stage at 10:30.

After her concert, Spears hit the Raleigh Hotel for an small poolside after-party. But that wasn't the last stop of the evening. Shortly after 3 a.m., she and her entourage arrived at the nightclub SET, where she danced to songs by Fergie and Nelly Furtado before finally calling it a night at around 4:30 in the morning.

Just the way you want to do it when you're fresh out of rehab.

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Reports are swirling that tabloid princess Nicole Richie is back - yet again - in rehab and more "helpless" than ever.

We wouldn't be surprised. We would react similarly to the the news that Britney Spears went shopping, neglected her kids, took a dance class or performed another sub-par, 11-minute show for $125 tickets.

But TMZ tells us that it just isn't so. The Nicole Richie part, anyway. In fact, Nicole is sitting at home in Glendale right now and doing fine, her rep says.

Still, the National Enquirer and Star are jointly reporting that walking freak show re-entered rehab at Beau Monde May 11 to fight anorexia and a painkiller addiction, on an outpatient basis, and that she did so "in tears," lamenting the fact that she's "lost control of her life."

What's more, report the tabs, Paris Hilton's bitchy gal pal went back in just a few days ago, on the 19th.

But Richie's rep tells a totally different story, namely that she isn't - and wasn't - in rehab, and that she's "in Glendale at her house."

We hope there is food there. Or that Brody Jenner is bored today and decides to start up his campaign to date her and make her eat again.

We're told that she did go back to see her therapist, and that her recovery is "an ongoing process," but that she's "completely sober."

Well, that's good. She's a step ahead of Tom Sizemore and Scott Stapp.

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