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It doesn't get much more tragic than the news Jennifer Hudson received in October 2008: her mother, brother and nephew were all found dead.

The murderer was eventually apprehended and Jennifer has gone on with life as best she can ever since, giving birth to a son and singing the national anthem at Super Bowl XLIII.

Last night, meanwhile, in a VH1 special titled Behind the Music: Jennifer Hudson, the singer opened up about the tragedy for the first time. She referred to it all as a "blur" and added:

"It was surreal. It was like I was outside of myself."

As a sad reminder: on October 24, 2008, Jennifer's mom and sibling were shot to death inside their Chicago residence; the body of her seven-year old nephew was found later in an abandoned SUV.

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For two weeks after the incident, Hudson says "I was pretty much secluded from everything that was going on.

"I didn't watch any TV, I didn't even want to know what was going on because I had more than enough to deal with... I prayed when I got up in the morning and prayed before I laid down at night. If I didn't, I'd wake up depressed."

Referring to her son, Hudson concluded with: "[David] makes me feel like the most special person on earth. I want him to get the same love and the same upbringing my mother gave us."

Watch the full interview below and send out your thoughts to Jennifer now.

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The incomparable Britney Spears dished a little bit on her newest offerings for her Candie's clothing line, available only at Kohl's, in an interview with InStyle.

After spending three years as the face of Candie’s, Britney Spears has stepped into a new role: designer. She’s co-created her own line, Britney For Candie's.

“I love the black trench coat,” Britney said. “You can wear it over your outfit or as a dress. There’s also an amazing studded skirt that’s perfect for going out.”

“I wanted to make the clothes cool and edgy yet girly,” she added. “I also love jeans, so I had to make sure there were some great pairs in the collection.”

Britney Spears is all smiles (for once) at a Candie's photo shoot.

Of the design process, she says she met with the designers first, and "we sketched the items together. I loved it when I saw the samples for the first time."

The pop icon also said that because her "personal style is mix of comfortable and flirty, I love cute little dresses but I also love comfy sweaters and jeans."

You know there are no bras in the collection. Just saying.

It's great to see our girl taking on a bigger role in the clothing line that bears her name. Click to enlarge more Britney Spears pictures from the campaign ...

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As we reported yesterday, Jon Gosselin recently got a new tattoo of a Korean dragon, representing his heritage and to signify a rebirth or some crap like that.

You'd think Jon, who split with wife Kate Gosselin last year, wouldn't want another fire-breathing creature on his back having just rid himself of one, but hey.

"I wanted something that resembled a rebirth or a change in me," Jon says, apparently no longer content with Ed Hardy t-shirts, hair plugs and dual earrings.

What we didn't know yesterday was that the dragon holds a scroll in each claw with the names and birthdates of his eight children, along with a ninth name.

According to translators, it reads "Erin." The letters "L" and "R" are similiar in Korean, so some have interpreted the ninth name as Ellen. As in Ellen Ross.

Gosselin Style

There's still room on the scroll for Hailey Glassman's name ...

Ellen Ross, of course, is his new plaything. Wouldn't it be Elin if that one letter were switched, though? Hey, Tiger Woods' wife is gonna be back on the market...

Anyway, it's a good thing Jon also got himself a new manager and a life coach. Clearly he needs some help with spelling, as well as financial decision-making.

First of all, it's not only cliched to have Asian characters tattooed on yourself in an attempt to act hard, but how do you not make sure they're translated right?

More importantly, the stupid new ink probably costs as much as one or more child support payments, which the broke ass loser has complained about before.

We're just saying.

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Who says nothing good can come out of the sad unraveling of a fake relationship? For Jake Pavelka, his recent "heartbreak" led to some stirring acting scenes.

In an upcoming episode of Drop Dead Diva, Camille Guaty plays a reality star dumped on live TV by a Bachelor-like cad - played by the former Bachelor star.

In the climactic scene, Pavelka's character Toby must choose between two women, and Guaty's character, Wendy, goes into hysterics when he rejects her.

Pavelka had the perfect inspiration to play the villain, of course - he shot his scene last Monday, the same day he split with alleged fiancee Vienna Girardi.

They broke up amid rumors she was cheating with Gregory Michael.

  • Vienna Photo
  • Jake and Co-Star

For Jake Pavelka, it was art imitating life. Kind of.

"Jake literally discovered the shocking news about Vienna while on set, moments before shooting this scene for the first time," Guaty tells Us Weekly.

As a result? "He did an incredible job!" the actress gushed.

Pavelka's real-life heartbreak, she added, "gave him something to work with ... I just told him to stay focused and use what happened towards the scene."

Seems like it worked, according to his counterpart:

"Let's just say that when we were discussing this scene beforehand, Jake found it really difficult to tell me that I wasn't the one," she said. "And after he heard the news from Vienna, it seemed like second nature to him ... I guess we have Vienna to thank!"

Ahh, don't we all, Camille. Don't we all. Just hope he doesn't make a fist at you or any of your Drop Dead Diva co-stars ... things could get ugly fast.

 

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Katie Price's new single, "Free to Love Again," has been unleashed upon the world.

It's a record only Heidi Montag could love ... or produce something worse than.

Seriously, it's as bad as you'd think, and the cover art is equally dreadful.

Is that the result of Botox? Airbrushing? Too much makeup? We may never know.

But we do know this for sure: If you listen here to her new song, you'll LOL.

Katie Price Album Cover

FREE TO LOVE AGAIN: Katie Price is ready to love again ... or something. Is her new single a reference to moving on from Peter Andre with Alex Reid? Does anyone care?

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Amy Locane is in serious trouble with the law.

The actress, who appeared on the original Melrose Place and played a small role in the 2002 movie Secretary, crashed into the side of another car in Montgomery, New Jersey on Sunday night, killing the woman in the passenger's seat of that vehicle.

The second driver involved was taken to a nearby hospital, while Locane was arrested on the spot for DUI. The New Jersey Star-Ledger reports the actress admitted to drinking several glasses of wine prior to the accident.

Amy Locane Mug Shot

Incredibly, Locane rear-ended another car before getting into this major crash. She fled that scene, but was followed by a driver who phoned police and said Locane was "swerving and knocking down several mailboxes."

A mother of two, Locane has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and third-degree assault by auto. She could face 10 years in prison if convicted.

UPDATE: In December, the actress was indicted in New Jersey on charges of aggravated manslaughter.

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A Los Angeles stripper claims the embattled Dr. Conrad Murray brought her home from Sam's Hof Brau strip club weeks before Michael Jackson died last June.

Whether that's true, or what bearing it had on Murray's treatment of Jackson that fateful morning is completely unclear, but Joe Jackson sees a connection.

Michael's crazy dad and his lawyer, Brian Oxman, will interview a stripper who not only claims Dr. Murray was at the strip club hours before Michael Jackson died, but that she was at Michael Jackson's house after being invited by the doctor.

The stripper, who claims she was working at Sam's Hof Brau on June 24, 2009, says that Dr. Conrad Murray was at the club drinking just before midnight.

Dr. Conrad Murray's actions are under even more scrutiny.

Oxman, who is repping Joe in his wrongful death lawsuit against Murray, who faces involuntary manslaughter charges, has spoken with the stripper's "rep."

The stripper claims that weeks before Jackson died, Dr. Murray invited her to Jackson's home in Holmby Hills. She claims she went late one night, after the club closed, and Murray's patient, the King of Pop himself, was there, in a deep sleep.

In Oxman's letter of intent to sue Dr. Murray for the wrongful death of Jackson, he accused the doctor of drinking at Sam's Hof Brau before treating MJ.

Dr. Murray's reps have strongly denied he was at the club on June 24, and even more adamantly, have said that the doctor does not drink ... period.

The death of Michael Jackson took place June 25, 2009.

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Voldemort: Why do you live?
Harry Potter: Because I have something to live for.

Sorry, Eclipse, but you can't hog all the attention these days.

While the third installment of The Twilight Saga has fans around the globe lining up for tickets days in advance, others are focusing on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Based on the final book in this beloved series, the film will be broken into two parts.

The first opens on November 19 and its first official trailer has been released. Check it out now:

In the movie, Lord Voldemort's power is growing stronger. He's exerting more control than ever before, and we all know the only person that can stop him: The Boy Who Lived.

While viewers will need to wait until July 2011 to get the conclusion to this tale, they can check out a few scenes from it below. We're pulling for you, Harry!

Final Showdown
  • Lord Voldemort
  • Get Up, Harry!
  • As Hermione Granger

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Following what her family has described as an accidental overdose of prescription pills, former tennis star Jennifer Capriati is recovering in a Florida hospital.

That's very good news.

Meanwhile, Capriati's ex-boyfriend has spoken out on what he believes are the two reasons her life has taken a turn for the worse these days: the fact that Jennifer misses tennis; and that he has returned to the adult film business.

Indeed, Dale DaBone dated Capriati from 2003-2009. He told TMZ she often gets depressed during a Grand Slam tournament because she misses playing and blames injuries for her abbreviated career. (The opening week of Wimbledon wrapped up over the weekend.)

DaBone also says Capriati called him Sunday night, presumably after her overdose, and was "hysterical" over his decision to star in Batman XXX: A Porn Parody.

The flick would mark DaBone's return to the world of adult entertainment, as he's had intercourse with women in over 440 movies. There must be some joke about tennis and balls in there, but due to Capriati's situation, it doesn't feel appropriate to make.

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As soon as Ali Fedotowsky declared in the opening moments that she has never felt better, you knew The Bachelorette was going to be good. But not this good.

Not even the spoilers we've known all season long could have prepared us for the unspeakable awesomeness that was the ABC show's outing of Justin Rego.

According to reports, it wasn't even faked. Rated R was legitimately busted, undone by his two-timing ways in Canada, a scandal dumped in producers' laps.

It was classic.

Obviously, you can't help but wonder what was re-edited, re-shot or flat-out contrived, but does it really matter? This is reality TV entertainment at its best.

The rest of the episode was pretty dull, but that can be forgiven, thanks to the opening sequences? THG breaks down all the action below in its +/- index ...

An Ali Fedotowsky Picture

RATED R FOR REJECTED: Ali sent Justin packing.

In Turkey, venerable Bachelorette host Chris Harrison is the bearer of bad news for Ali Fedotowsky. Plus 9, because as a pimp, you gotta protect your employees.

Ali's friend and former co-star on Jake Pavelka's season, Jessie Sudilis, NEEDS to speak to her now. Minus 3, though, 'cause it takes 50 rings for her to answer.

Somehow, Jessie knows Justin Rego's girlfriend, Jessica Spillas, who just found out Justin was cheating on HER with Kimberly Kerekes. Plus 5. Nice, Rated R.

After a loooong phone call, we learn from Jessie that Justin only went on The Bachelorette for publicity. Minus 7 because we don't buy Ali's "stunned" face.

Plus 3 for the documentary-style filming, (relatively) unedited and without music, and Plus 6 more for Chris busting out an iPhone pic of Justin and Jessica.

Minus 1 for the fact that Jessie is gona be on Bachelor Pad, and Minus 5 for the time-honored, scripted line: "I know he's not there for the right reasons."

Ali calls Justin out publicly, asking if he misses his girlfriend in Canada. Plus 10. He reacts how any upstanding guy would ... he makes a run for it! Plus 17.

Pimpin

TAKIN' CARE OF BUSINESS: Host-pimp Chris makes the call.

It only gets better as Ali gives chase and Justin escapes, only to come limping back later. He tries to talk his way out of it, but he's a really bad liar. Minus 9.

Justin hobbles off, presumably stranded in a Turkish bazaar. Plus 7. As he does so, messages he left Jessica while he was on the show are played. Plus 12.

Finally, we move on to Ty's date with Ali in a Turkish bathhouse, one of many reasons this was the most homoerotic episode of The Bachelorette ever. Even.

Ty talks about his divorce, Tenley Molzahn style, and we know this is supposed to be a powerful moment and all, but Minus 4, because it just can't compare.

On the group date, Kirk, Chris, Roberto and Craig wrestle random Turkish dudes, then each other, while covered in olive oil. See two sentences above. Plus 6.

Craig prevails, but Chris L. is the true winner with his good looks and hilarious comments. Will he get engaged to Ali (see The Bachelorette spoilers)? Plus 7.

On Craig's date, he falls so hard into the friend zone, his fate is sealed. Minus 4. Contrast that with Frank's date, in which they're all over each other. Plus 4.

Oh, Plus 5 for Ali's belly-dancing outfit. They had to throw us guys something.

TOTAL: +58. SEASON: +159.

Roses: Ty and Frank (earlier dates), Roberto, Chris and Kirk.

Out: Justin (abandoned in Istanbul) and Craig (friend zone).

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