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No, he's just a man-whore.

"I just live my life," the Vegas magician and Mindfreak star tells Parade magazine about his way with women - such as Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Cameron Diaz and, yes, Britney Spears.

Of the sightings of Angel and Spears, he tells Parade, "She contacted me regarding some live performances. I've designed and created effects for even Steve Wynn's hotel and Le Reve show. It's what I do. They brought me on to discuss the possibility of working on some stuff with her."

"Being that I'm insanely busy, the only time that I had was in the evening. And she was busy doing stuff, so we met in the evening."

Britney? Busy? Doing what, parading around in no underwear and abusing her kids?

Criss Angel also says that he and Britney Spears haven't been left alone together, insisting that "What people fail to see is, when we meet up, there's a lot of other people around a bunch of the time." Except for, you know, between 2-9 a.m. in his hotel suite.

With Angel publicly clashing with estranged wife JoAnn Sarantakos (Angel's real name is Christopher Sarantakos), the 'Freak is asked if he finds the coverage embarrassing.

"Marriage is a very sacred thing. I believe that my divorce is a private matter," he said. "Unfortunately, people think money makes you happy. It doesn't. Money doesn't buy love."

Of Sarantakos, he says, "The thing is, my wife was misguided by her lawyer, who is a celebrity lawyer, who is just out for attention."

Sarantakos' attorney, Dominic Barbara, had no comment on Angel's remarks.

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Haters be damned! The Hills' Audrina Patridge couldn't care less if fans of her hit reality show are skeptical of the relationship she's revived with her ex Justin "Bobby" Brescia.

"Of course we have our feuds and everything, but it's fun having him part of the show," says Audrina Patridge, who works at Epic Records when she's not being Lauren Conrad's BFF.

Topless Audrina Patridge Picture

"He is so cute!"

LC hasn't looked too thrilled about Justin Brescia so far, but other pals of the star, who have watched the couple's off-and-on dating for two years now, say they've seen plenty of evidence that the hairstylist, 25, is the one for Audrina.

"The core people around Audrina's life know what Justin-Bobby means to her," says a friend.

"It's not like he's just pursuing her to be on the show ... he is dealing with the show so he can continue to be part of her life."

It's a gesture not lost on Audrina Patridge.

"He is so not used to having the cameras around," she says. "He hates it, but he does it for me."

So should we take Justin-Bobby off the list of boyfriends on The Hills that we can't stand (a list that includes Jason Wahler and Spencer Pratt)?

Tell us what you think.

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The Hollywood Gossip staff is proud to bring you Tale of the Tape, in which we break down prospective matchups within the celebrity world you probably have never even considered. Because they are pointless, and above all, not real.

Our current match-up features a pair of young, beautiful TV cheerleaders. Who will emerge victorious when Heroes star Hayden Panettiere goes 10 grueling rounds with Friday Night Lights star Minka Kelly? Let's find out. Ding, ding!

Hayden Panettiere, Hot Per Usual


Minka Kelly: Check.
Hayden Panettiere: Check.
Edge: Even


Minka Kelly: Dillon, Texas
Hayden Panettiere: Odessa, Texas
Edge: Minka (better pass defense)


Minka Kelly: Panther pride, running successful car dealership
Hayden Panettiere: Shady dealings with an organization known as The Company that is aware of people on the planet with unusual abilities.
Edge: Minka


Minka Kelly: Average for a 17-year old girl.
Hayden Panettiere: Unparalleled.
Edge: Hayden


Minka Kelly: Oh God yes.
Hayden Panettiere: Barely.
Edge: Minka


Minka Kelly: Had roles in What I Like About You and American Dreams.
Hayden Panettiere: Appeared on soap operas One Life to Live and Guiding Light.
Edge: Hayden


Minka Kelly: Father was in Aerosmith, mother was a Las Vegas showgirl.
Hayden Panettiere: Lives with her folks, has 1 a.m. curfew.
Edge: Minka


Minka Kelly: Recently broke up with Fantastic Four star Chris Evans; recent rumors have linked her to Harry Morton.
Hayden Panettiere: Has been going out (and engaging in PDAs) with former Laguna Beach star Stephen Colletti for a year.
Edge: Minka


Minka Kelly: Grew up in Albuquerque, N.M., dreaming of being a surgeon.
Hayden Panettiere: In the animated Dinosaur, lent her voice to a creature named Suri!
Edge: Hayden


Minka Kelly: Umm, makes Friday Night Lights a whole lot brighter?
Hayden Panettiere: Starred in TV commercials at age one; Current Neutrogena cover girl; Working on debut album; Voted sixth on FHM's 100 Sexiest Women of 2007; Has made estimated $2 million in 2007 alone.
Edge: Hayden

THE VERDICT: The Friday Night Lights sexpot pulls a stunning upset, ousting Hayden by the slimmest of margins, 5.5-4.5. Guess you better tune in to watch Minka Kelly on Friday nights, starting October 5! Don't count out the Heroes starlet, though. She has a tendency to bounce back rather quickly.

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The details of Britney Spears' new single have come to light and according to insiders, it's not what we think. Which must mean it's not complete crap!

It is supposedly being produced by Nate "Danjahandz" Hills, and is an up-tempo club track (not the slow jam leaked online last week) that could drop as soon as next week.

Queen of Denmark

Sources say "Gimme More" is the name of the song - which also happens to be the name of the video that Britney Spears was spotted shooting in July.

This phrase also happens to be what Britney moans to Criss Angel in the middle of their late-night "work-related" rendezvous. Just kidding. Not really.

Britney Spears: Missing a contact lens and lookin' HOT!

Spears also worked with other producers on material for her CD, including J.R. Rotem (who once had sex with her), and although the album still has no official title or release date, a different source close to the album says it's expected to hit stores this fall - even with little or no promotional setup.

Looks like the comeback is in full swing. Not! Sorry, Britney fans, all 12 of you. Maybe we shouldn't talk - there's a new site devoted to the return of her past glory. was started with the mission of supporting poor Brit in these "trying times." Times in which she routinely wears no pants. Good luck.

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It's nothing we haven't seen before, yet it's stunning every time. And not all that sexy. Britney Spears strutted around Beverly Hills Tuesday wearing no pants. Peep it.

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Britney Spears: what an ass!

Who needs underwear, right? Earlier in the day, police gave the singer a parking ticket after she ran out of gas. Britney Spears' pants and underwear are still at large.

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What could John Mayer be trying to tell us in his latest blog? That he is over Jessica Simpson's large breasts, moving on to Cameron Diaz, making lame, introspective pop-rock ballads and having a blast posing for ad campaigns with his giant dome?

Something along those lines.

Last night in New York City, John Mayer addressed the recently unveiled, huge billboards and magazine ads flooding America with his huge head.

John Mayer: Poet and blogger extraordinaire.

The singer writes on his official blog:

"Phheww... That's a lot of GAP ads, is all I'm saying. I mean, I hope... Yah. Are we, you kno - yah. We cool? Cause I would nev- good. good. Sorry. Okay, I'm gon-yah, I'm gonna go. NO, I just... I hav- bye."

Translation: I once saw Jennifer Love Hewitt nude, then wrote one of the lamest songs in history about it, but I still saw Jennifer Love Hewitt nude, so the joke is on you, bitches.

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Looks like Kevin Federline's subpoena-serving assault on Britney Spears' inner circle has taken a new, violent turn.

That's when Aaron Cohen, a process server for K-Fed's lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, attempted to serve a subpoena to Spears pal Sam Lufti... only to have his car rammed into by Lufti himself.

A source tells Us Weekly that Sam Lufti, seeking to avoid being served, spotted Cohen's parked car, drove into it and fled the scene.

The L.A. Police Department said in a statement:

"On August 27, at about 6 p.m., the LAPD received a radio call of a traffic collision in the area of Beethoven and Venice Blvd. in the Mar Vista Area of Los Angeles. Upon officers arrival, an investigation revealed that an Assault with a Deadly Weapon (with a vehicle) occurred. A police report was taken and the suspect was a male, driving a Silver Mercedes SL500. Pacific Division Detectives are handling the case and an investigation is ongoing."

No arrests have been made in the case.

Meanwhile, a man identified as "Sam" (not named as Sam Lufti) and described by the Britney Spears fan site as "an all around good guy and friend to Britney" claims that it was Aaron Cohen who initiated last night's violence.

In an x17 video, Sam pleads innoncence, saying "We were on our way home, and right before I pulled into my driveway, I was surrounded by three of their cars. From the rear, from the side, from the front, the car in the front rammed into me, the car in the back hit, the car in the side scraped... the damage on the car speaks for itself... I was afraid for my safety."

Britney and K-Fed aren't the only ones fighting.

Still, a source close to the case casts doubt on "Sam's" story, telling Us Weekly, "Whomever [the subpoena] was for, if they had nothing to hide, why not just allow yourself to be served and go to court to speak the truth. What exactly are they hiding?"

A good question. Speaking of getting served, Britney Spears' former manager Larry Rudolph - who has admitted trying to avoid subpoenaed in her custody battle - has spoken out, telling That Other Blog in a statement:

"Despite the things that Britney Spears has publicly said about our relationship in the past, I truly understand where she's coming from and why she's said the things she said about me post-rehab and I don't take it personally. As her former manager, I know and understand Britney better than anyone, I know what makes her tick and I understand everything she's going through. With that being said, my loyalty will always stay strong with Britney. I have consulted with my lawyers and I do understand that eventually the time will come when they will find me, but until then, I'm trying to avoid being brought into this mess. She's going through so much right now and I wish Britney the best."

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Sometimes, after you overdose on hard drugs and start to mutilate yourself, you just need to decompress with some rest and relaxation. All working stiffs know this well.

So it goes for Amy Winehouse and new husband Blake Fielder-Civil, who are in the tropics, fresh off a bizarre incident that left them bleeding profusely on a London street.

Shopping in North London

Lounging in the Caribbean, Amy Winehouse showed off her sun-shunning, pasty skin (gotta love the British) and thin frame. Good to see her lathered up with SPF 45 instead of blood.

Amy Winehouse: Feeling better, looking... interesting.

Over the weekend, Winehouse contacted Perez Hilton to defend her husband, who saved her life after she lost her $h!t last week, but has been met with much criticism.

In response to a text from Perez Hilton, Amy Winehouse replied:

"[Blake Fielder-Civil] is the best man in the world. We would never ever harm each other. Take back what you said on the blog. I thought you was my girl. I was cutting myself after he found me in our room about to do drugs with a call girl and rightly said I wasn't good enough for him. I lost it and he saved my life."

That about sums it up

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Heidi Montag's parents approve of her fiancé Spencer Pratt. No, really, they do. Heidi is, like, so serious about this.

"They love Spencer, they really do," said Montag, who has been engaged to Pratt since May 2007, on Ryan Seacrest's radio show Tuesday.

Heidi Montag Nude

"They thought he was so funny, and they thought we were literally two peas in a pod."

Literally two peas in a pod? So they've actually turned into vegetables now? Sorry, no one ever accused Heidi of being smart, so we'll lay off.

Anyway, the 20-year-old reality star called into Seacrest's KIIS FM radio show to discuss Monday's episode of The Hills, which included Spencer's first visit to her Crested Butte, Colo., home to meet her parents.

"It was funny. He slept on the couch. It was really fun. We stayed for a couple of days," Heidi Montag said of the "strictly old school" time.

When asked if Spencer Pratt sought permission before asking for Montag's hand in marriage, Heidi defended her pimply beau's actions:

"I mean, he didn't officially ask me on the episode to marry him so [when he met my parents] that's kinda what it was â€" him telling them, 'Look, I love your daughter, and one day want to marry her, pretty much with your permission.'"

And we thought chivalry was dead.

On the previous night's MTV aftershow, Montag confirmed that she and Pratt are indeed engaged. As for what her parents think of that, Montag says her mother trusts her judgment and gets all her gossip on Spencer.

"She knows I love him and everything," Heidi said. "She met Spencer and she could just tell."

Montag also gave Ryan Seacrest some new, fashion-oriented news involving her ongoing feud with former best pal Lauren Conrad, a.k.a. LC.

"Everybody kept asking me for t-shirts on the street. 'Where do I get Team Heidi shirts? I want to buy them!'" she says of her latest attempt to rally support.

No word on whether she plans on making a "Team Jason" t-shirt in honor of LC's ex, Jason Wahler, and his engagement to Katja Decker-Sadowski.

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Tom Brady was mostly missing during Bridget Moynahan's pregnancy with their child (born August 22) - a fact that's reflected in the little guy's name!

The actress, 36, decided not to include her ex's surname - which would've name a great middle name, as it sounds semi-normal - when naming her son.

A rep for the actress has released a statement officially announcing the child's name as John Edward Thomas Moynahan. Ouch, Tom! That hurts.

Someone should have told tell this to the New England Patriots, who, during their game against the Carolina Panthers on August 24, congratulated the 30-year-old quarterback as an announcer told the crowd in Charlotte, N.C., that the boy was named Jonathan Brady.

Tom Brady: Underwear Model?

Despite the obvious baby mama drama, Bridget Moynahan insists all is well.

"She is thankful for a healthy baby and is excited about being a mother," said Moynahan's rep in a statement, who adds that the actress "was very pleased that the father, Tom Brady, was able to be there for the birth."

As for him going back to his Brazilian goddess of a girlfriend, Gisele Bundchen, shortly thereafter, Bridget probably wasn't too thrilled. At least Gisele won't be getting even more exposure on Dancing with the Stars or anything. Oh, wait.

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