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Britney Spears will have a conservatorship status hearing in a Los Angeles courtroom today, and some have speculated she will try to reclaim her life then.

That sounds dramatic, but it's pretty much what's at stake. Her dad Jamie Spears has the final say over her medical, financial and career affairs indefinitely.

It all dates back to early 2008, when her behavior became so erratic that a judge decreed Jamie would have ultimate control over the superstar's affairs.

This decision worked wonders for Spears, who has returned to music prominence and a semblance of normalcy too. But how long is too long for this to go?

Rumblings that Britney wants out have surfaced for months.

Still Sort of a Mess

FREE BRITNEY? Is Spears capable of making her own decisions?

While some of the rumors are likely untrue - she's not allowed to be alone with her kids, he instituted a bra policy, etc. - Britney and Jamie have been at odds.

Says a source: "It seems highly unlikely that the conservatorship will end by the end of summer. Britney's just not ready, yet. She has good and bad days."

"Britney has complex," the insider continues. "Issues on both a personal and professional level, and that is the reason the conservatorship is still in place."

It's all moot to a degree. L.A. Superior Court Commissioner Reva Goetz is the sole person who can determine if and when the conservatorship will end.

When that time comes, a formal hearing will take place, and if the commissioner has enough evidence to support ending the conservatorship, she will.

At the appropriate time. Is that now? Free Britney?

 

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If you thought the Kardashian girls had a monopoly on possibly fake baby news this week, think again: Sandra Bullock is reportedly planning for a second already!

At least according to In Touch Weekly!

While cheating husband Jesse James tries to worm his way back into her life by any means necessary (including guilty trips from his kids), Sandra's moved on.

She just adopted baby son Louis with James, but will raise him solo after divorcing his ass - and according to the magazine, Louis will be getting a sibling soon!

She's "planning a little sister," whatever that entails. Note how In Touch also teases "pictures of the baby." This means Louis, not his fictional, would-be sister.

Gotta love shoddy tabloid reporting ...

#1 IS ENOUGH: If Sandra Bullock were really pregnant or planning a second adoption already, we'd certainly be happy for her - but we'd also be extremely surprised.

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As she goes around the globe, donning skimpy clothing and trying way too hard to prove she's no longer an innocent Disney drone, Miley Cyrus has come under fire for... well, donning skimpy clothing and trying way too had to prove she's no longer an innocent Disney drone.

But, in an interview with the BBC this week, Miley sent a message to critics that feel this way: suck it!

"They can think what they want,” she said. “Those are people who are just close-minded and don’t understand art."

As for the criticism she's received over the last couple years in general, Cyrus said:

“Everyone goes through a bad point in their life and makes bad choices. But they just haven’t been published and it hasn’t been documented on the Internet. You can see how that would drive people crazy. I would like to see you at 21 and video that and put that out there for people to comment on.”

As well-known Miley haters (to the maker of this video: you rule!), THG must respond with a few points:

  1. Miley, you are 17. Not 21. That's a huge difference. Get back to us when you can vote, purchase tobacco, fight in a war, graduate from college and buy alcohol legally.
  2. If what you are doing is "art," then Britney Spears is Picasso. You're wearing tight leather outfits and singing about how hot you are and how every guy out there gives you "mad attention." Get over yourself. You're a cliched pop singer.
  3. It doesn't matter what the average teenager would do, if his/her bad decisions were "published" or not. You're not average. You're a multi-millionaire, a global icon. Your defense for past actions boils down to: "Oh yeah? Well, everyone else does that, too!" That's a lame cop-out for anyone to hide behind, let alone someone who is supposed to act in a responsible manner because she's a role model to girls around the world... whether she chooses (or deserves) to be or not.

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Another one of TV's Golden Girls is gone. Rue McClanahan has died at the age of 76.

She passed away at 1 a.m. this morning after suffering a stroke. She will be missed.

McClanahan, who played man-happy Blanche Devereaux on the still-popular '80s sitcom, suffered a minor stroke this year recovering from bypass surgery.

Today, McClanahan “had her family with her. She went in peace,” her manager said.

Golden Girls ran from 1985-1992. Last year, McClanahan's co-star, Bea Arthur died from cancer. Estelle Getty died in 2008, while the lone surviving star, Betty White, is currently enjoying a remarkable resurgence in her career at age 88.

R.I.P. Rue McClanahan (1934-2010).

Born in Healdton, Okla., Rue lived in six towns by the time she was 8. Her father was a builder who moved from one project to another. She found solace in acting.

After four years at the University of Tulsa, McClanahan moved to New York, where she worked as a part-time file clerk while trying to find jobs in the theater.

Her first job was off Broadway, in 1957, and she finally hit Broadway in 1969. TV work came after, but it wasn't until Golden Girls that she truly found fame.

She was married six times, including to actor Morrow Wilson, whom she wed in 1997 and who survives her, as does a son, Mark Bish, from her first marriage.

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Lady Gaga made many memorable remarks on Larry King Live this week, touching on subjects as diverse as testing positive for lupus and her own drug use.

But perhaps the most poignant topic of discussion was that she was set to duet with Michael Jackson on his This Is It tour last summer before Jackson died.

Pearly Face

"I was actually asked to open for Michael at The O2 [arena]," she told Larry. "There was some talk about openers doing collaborations with Michael onstage."

"Michael's death was devastating for me regardless of whether or not I was supposed to tour with him. He is an inspiration and remarkable human being."

On a somewhat related note, Gaga declared that she would "rather die onstage" than "under a palm tree" and also went on to explain her fixation on death.

DEATH BECOMES HER: Lady Gaga has always had a fascination with tragic icons, and of morbidly shocking performances on stage. [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

It manifests itself as a recurring theme in her shows, and stems from a longtime idolization of such tragic icons as Princess Diana - and now Michael Jackson.

"My fascination with the demise of the celebrity goes along with me watching these hugely iconic and amazing people that I have heralded and admired my whole life become destroyed, whether self-destroyed or destroyed by the media," she said.

But despite her obsession with the issue and envelope-pushing, blood-soaked performances, the outrageous star insisted, "I'm not interested in violence."

Amputated legs? Perpetuating hermaphrodite rumors? Possibly. But violence, no. She'd never simulate her own murder on stage or anything like that.

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We've gotta give credit to the writers of Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami.

After season one of this "reality" show concluded, they clearly came to a realization: Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian have the combined personality of a piece of pocket lint. They're more boring than an episode of 90210.

That's why producers have told Khloe to get pregnant, at least a baby would spice things up. It's also also why season two of this E! series will focus on Scott Disick. Kourtney's baby daddy knows how to deliver the drama!

Case in point: the alcohol-fueld tirade he goes on in the preview below, which tabloids claim led to a split between Kourtney and Scott. There's just one problem: this footage was filmed months ago, meaning we already know the outcome: Kourt and Scott are just fine.

The same can't be said for people that actually tune in watch this entirely scripted nonsense...

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Her impending divorce from Tiger Woods is about to become more heated if reports that Elin Nordegren will seek full custody of their two kids are true.

While she wants Tiger to be a big part of their children’s lives, she's said to be resistant to agreeing to joint custody, which the embattled golfer wants.

This behind-the-scenes development could turn the estranged pair's private dissatisfaction into a loud, contentious, public Tiger Woods divorce battle.

Elin and Tiger live currently separate lives in separate houses, approximately a mile apart, and despite close physical proximity, they are not speaking.

“They share the children, but the nannies drive the kids," a source said. "[Elin Woods] has her people communicate with him so she doesn’t have to.”

Tiger, who is supposedly not allowed to date, per lawyers' instructions, has been spotted with an Elin look-alike in recent weeks. That'll go over well.

Elin and Tiger Woods are already squaring off over custody.

The Swedish beauty recently took their two children to Sweden, sparking rumors that she may want to move back to her home country with the kids.

At the time, Elin and Tiger had informally agreed to a joint custody agreement as they try to hammer out the divorce terms before filing. But no longer.

“Elin isn’t saying that she’s moving to Sweden but she does want full custody now,” one source said. “She has changed a lot since Tiger’s cheating."

Things were going well, but "Since he returned to golf, she’s distanced herself from him. It seems to have killed their small chance at reconciling.”

Both Tiger and Elin have hired divorce lawyers but not filed papers. She is said to want $750 million from Tiger in a record-breaking settlement.

Whatever she gets, it will be a lot. “But the real fight is going to be over the kids,” the source says. “Tiger is not going to give up without a fight.”

Whose side are you on?

 

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It's not as extreme as the makeover Lance Bass recently underwent, but Taylor Swift changes her look a bit in the latest issue of Marie Claire.

The young singer pulls up her hair and looks more serious than ever in a photo from the magazine. For someone known as much for her smile and bubbly personality as her impressive career so far, this is freaking us out a bit...

Serious Swift

Inside the issue, Swift talks about her early success and how setting goals for herself was a helpful way of keeping her focus and priorities straight:

“I love having a goal, feeling like I’m on a mission. I love trying to beat what I’ve done so far. I knew that everything I wanted to happen could happen in Nashville. So it became my number-one goal to get there somehow.”

She's done more than just get there, that's for certain. Unfortunately, the city in question is still recovering from massive flooding in April, a situation Taylor has spoken out and prayed over.

Meanwhile, to purchase any of the outfits Taylor is wearing here, visit the THG Style Store today!

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Kate Gosselin is taking out the trash in her life.

No, we don't mean Jon Gosselin ... this time around. She's getting down and dirty as a garbage collector on her newest TLC show, Twist of Kate.

"I look forward to being dropped into the lives of interesting, unique people and families," she writes. "I'll help where I can and learn a lot, too."

The reality mom, who just did Dancing with the Stars, laments how between this and the new Kate Plus 8, she forgot "what bored looks like."

Maybe she should retire, or at least stick to one reality show. Of the trash collecting experience, Gosselin termed it "beyond uncomfortable."

Bet her counterparts that day felt the same.

A Kate Gosselin Bikini Photo

BACK WITH A VENGEANCE: Because you missed her so much, Kate Gosselin returns with not one, but two reality show on TLC. [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

As for the reloaded Kate Plus 8 (the two-hour premiere airs Sunday on TLC), we'll see Mrs. Clean Slate struggle to manage her kids without Jon.

The family goes to Discovery Cove in Orlando to celebrate the sextuplets' birthday, and "So much was new and different about this situation."

"It was nerve-wracking... I thought, 'Oh my gosh, they're totally going to have a melt down' ... I was thinking we were setting up for disaster."

Still, she says her kids were "thrilled to be reunited with our beloved crew," excited to return to TV and "glad to have our 'family job' back."

Writes Kate, in her element: "It still makes me smile to be able to enjoy unique life experiences right alongside my eight favoritest people!"

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She often sits stop near the top of publication's list of Most Beautiful Women.

She's often photographed by the paparazzi. She stars in a lot of movies and she's dating one of the world's most beloved singers.

Do we actually know much about Jessica Biel, though? The actress is a rather unknown entity in this celebrity gossip age. But perhaps we'll learn more about her in this month's Glamour, as she touches on the following subjects in the magazine...

On keeping in shape: I like to do a couple of yoga classes during the week, mixed in with weight training sessions for strength. And yoga for me is more of an elongating thing. I hike and walk my dogs a lot. It keeps me very clear-headed.

On competing with the world of Justin Timberlake: I guess I would say my thing is just as wonderful. And that’s the only way: when you each have your own world and it’s just as great.

On making fashion choices: I’m not someone who has this amazing instinct about fashion. Sometimes I cannot be bothered…I just thrown on whatever is comfortable... I literally spent most of my teenage years in Umbro shorts and No Fear T-shirts.

On climbing Mount Kilimanjaro: I’ve learned that I can push forward, which was exciting for me. When you get out into the wilderness and strip [away] all of the stuff in your everyday life, you really gain a great respect for your own life, simply as it is.

Well said, Jess. Guess you can do more than just pose beautifully. Really, really, really beautifully.

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