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Popular celebrity gossip columnist Perez Hilton had his site shut down for several hours after the host received complaints about the copyrighted photos on it.

On Tuesday, Perez was silenced, but the quote-unquote gossip gangsta was back online Wednesday - hosted by a different Internet service provider.

The celebrity gossip "writer," whose real name is Mario Lavandeira, is the target of several lawsuits by paparazzi and others who claim he posts their photos and videos on his site without permission.

Pararazzi agencies make big bucks selling exclusive celebrity photos to sites and magazines. The companies that have sued Lavandeira say he has refused to pay fees to license the photos, claiming he has a right as a journalist to use them for free.

Perez Hilton routinely posts tabloid photos of celebrities and adds really lame drawings, stupid blogs and scribbled, unfunny commentary on and under them.

Mario Lavandeira vehemently defends his actions, saying his "commentary" on the photos constitutes "fair use" and is protected by copyright law.

Los Angeles photo agency X17 Online sued Lavandeira over copyright violations in federal court last year, asking for $7.6 million in damages.

The suit claimed Hilton used 51 photos without permission, payment or credit, including images of a pregnant Katie Holmes, Kevin Federline pumping gas and Britney Spears.

We're gonna assume that the Associated Press, who reported this story, means a photo of K-Fed pumping gas and a separate photo of Britney Spears - not a pic of FedEx up in that.

A judge denied the firm's motion for an injunction against Perez Hilton, although the lawsuit continues, as does another filed on behalf of several other photo agencies.

A lawsuit filed by Universal Studios claiming the site posted a stolen photo of Jennifer Aniston from the film The Break-Up is also pending.

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With all the buzz surrounding nine-month-old Jayden James Federline these days, you don't hear all that much about his older brother, 21-month-old Sean Preston.

Ironic, since it's the eldest spawn of Britney Spears and Kevin Federline that actually appears in non-grainy photographs on a regular basis.

Sean P. is Huge

So we thought it was a time to give Sean Preston some more love. Check out this mostly adorable, yet at the same time somewhat disturbing picture of him below…


Eat your heart out, 50 Cent. Mofos just got paid … Foolz be rollin' on dubs in da Escalade … Lil' pro lookin' sharp like he ridin' on blades … Bitchez, take heed!

Here's hoping Sean Preston's got himself a license… and is sober. If Paris Hilton has taught us anything, it's that you don't wanna drive drunk, then violate your probation, then show no respect for the legal system, then whine like a spoiled biatch when you get punished. Skank.

While Sean Preston is living with Britney Spears (and being raised by her cousin Alli Sims), it's clear by his choice of miniature cars that he takes after his dad, the great K-Fed.

Big pimpin' y'all. Awwwwww yeeeeeeeah.


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Readers, beware: some people may be more interested in Harry Potter spoilers than they are in Britney Spears nude pics.

Others, however, would prefer to discover the fate of Harry, Ron and Hermione on their own when Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows hits bookstores later this summer.

If you fall into the latter camp, STOP READING THIS POST NOW. This is your last warning. Go read about Suri Cruise walking or Paris Hilton feeling sorry for herself or something. Because we're about to reveal the possible ending to the final Harry Potter book...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Are Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows spoilers legitimate? We'll leave that up to you to decide.

A computer hacker that goes by the name "Gabriel" claims he knows how the J.K. Rowling tale will end: Hagrid is killed by Professor Snape during an attempted ambush of Hermione and Ron. The latter two flee, but are surprised by Voldermort... who engages in a magical duel with Hermione, who is killed in order to protect Ron.

In the end, Harry Potter defeats his enemy and Hogwarts becomes safe haven again. But Harry's closest ally pays the ultimate price for it.

So there you have it.

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John Sundahl, a recovering alcoholic and the chairman of Britney Spears' AA chapter in Los Angeles, told the "singer" as bluntly as he could:

"If you fall off the wagon, I don't think you'll live."

Beaming Brit

In an exclusive interview with The National Enquirer, the man who's been trying to help Britney through her nightmare of booze and drugs talked about the tough tactics he's used in dealing with the troubled star.

"I told her: ‘If you don't want to get sober for yourself, do it for your kids,'" said John Sundahl, who, along with everyone else in L.A., was rumored to be hitting that piece at one point.

John Sundahl concluded that Britney Spears has, in fact, slipped off the wagon at least several times, but the counselor added:

"She truly wants to stop what she's doing... she's changed her life in another direction. She doesn't get drunk every night and pass out.'"

She could have fooled us.

Sources say the mother of Jayden James and Sean Preston has been pulling the wool over her eyes of late - and over those of her terrified mother.

"Britney is telling her mom (Lynne Spears) that she's trying to get her drinking under control. But clearly she's not," an Enquirer source said.

Counselor Sundahl admits he last saw his celebrity client on June 1. Since then, Britney Spears has been on a booze-fueled rampage.

In early June she took sons Sean Preston, 21 months, and 9-month-old Jayden James to Hawaii. They later hit up Mexico as a break from her busy life.

"She was drinking to the point where she thew up all over her hotel bathroom," said a source. "She later passed out, leaving [cousin] Alli to handle the boys by herself."

On June 11, Britney Spears was back in L.A., spending a girls' night out at Joseph's.

"She was downing rum and coke, vodka, and shots of booze," says the source. "She was feeling sad and reminiscing... and Britney drinks when she gets sad."

It was at Joseph's three years ago that Britney Spears first met Kevin Federline - a memory that may have been her downfall.

"The real problem for her is that she wants Kevin and the boys back with her... in a life like the one she had before."

Right, because that was so great. But in all seriousness, Kevin Federline has shown since their divorce that he's by far the more stable and responsible of the two, and is just as worried about Britney as her mother and the rest of the family.

"He insists she has a nanny at all times," says a source.


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Selita Ebanks wants to club Eva Longoria on the head with a stiletto heel.

Okay, that may be extreme. But the fact of the celebrity gossip matter is that Longoria and Tony Parker have been hogging the wedding spotlight for weeks now. It's time to give Banks and her fiance Nick Cannnon some attention, people.

Selita Ebanks Naked

"I was never that girl who dreamed of her wedding day," Ebanks told People magazine at an Entertainment Weekly party for its Ultimate Must List in New York City Thursday night. "I'm learning all about [weddings]. The whole something new, something blue. This is all new to me, so I'm all about the wedding planner!"

We assume she isn't referring to the 2002 movie starring Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey.

Ebanks says she and Cannon are taking their time preparing for the big day and are aiming to wed "in a year and a half to two years." Wow. By that time, Kate Moss will probably have married Pete Doherty and then divorced him for taking up cocaine snorting again.

Although Cannon couldn't make it to the party, the Drumline actor - who used to have sex with Kim Kardashian - shows his affection even when he's not around.

"He'll leave little love notes on the refrigerator. He writes the most beautiful words," Selita said. "I fall in love every single time he does something like that."

Awww. The pair can only hope it has as loving a marriage as a fellow Victoria's Secret model, Heidi Klum, enjoys with her husband Seal.


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Seeing Kate Moss nude is one thing.

Heck, even we get that pleasure all the time via the paparazzi's topless photos of Kate Moss on vacations in various places.

Kate Moss Baby Bump?

But Pete Doherty is looking to make an honest woman out of his coked up model girlfriend.

The troubled rocker says he will marry Kate Moss this summer, but only on one condition. And it's a frickin' biggie, peeps.

He must first ditch the pesky heroin and cocaine addictions that have turned him into a walking train wreck.

In his newly published diary, titled The Books of Albion and excerpted in Britain's The Times, Pete Doherty, 28, recorded his thoughts on his drug problems during a stay in a detox clinic at a London hospital.

"I now surrender to the science of detoxification," he says. "... Once more in my love's loving arms. We have been close this time that passed and with the smack and needle free we shall marry in the summer and I become 1o times happier than any smackhead. Huzzah!"

In the memoirs, Doherty writes of taking up to 10 Valiums a day, spraying his apartment walls with indecipherable poetry written in his own blood while in drug-induced stupors.

Alright, now this guy makes even a knife-wielding Lindsay Lohan look tame.

But the Babyshambles frontman makes it clear he's also addicted to Moss, 33, a train wreck in her own right, whom he started dating in January 2005.

"My she is restless, endless energy, spirit, shaking her hips & shoulders to rock and roll in leather zip trousers & stripey T-shirt & one heel... what a picture," he writes.

In September of that year, Britain's Daily Mirror published pics of Moss snorting coke. Within days, she apologized and checked into rehab, but Doherty continued to have "troubles."

In October Doherty said he planned to marry Moss "soon," but by January he was arrested for drugs and back in rehab at London's Nightingale Hospital - at Moss' request.

This followed rumors that the two were married, which later proved false.

"The last few weeks together have been so loving and so much positive looking to the future," he writes of the couple known to us as PeteMoss.

"It makes me sick to my heart but I must face it. I love the girl so dearly and that's why I'm in this f---ing clinic, isn't it? Another 36 hours clean now and sticking to it this time, I fancy."

Hey, at 36 hours, he's officially topped Britney Spears' career high! Baby steps.

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Paris Hilton is a changed woman.

Proving as much, the locked up heiress didn't use her free time to phone family or friends, but to place a call to a nationally syndicated radio show, during which Paris said she now appreciates "things I took for granted" and plans to use her fame "in a good way."

Welcome Home, Boys

"I'm so much more grateful for everything that I have, even just to have a pillow at night or food," Hilton told E! News's Ryan Seacrest in a phone conversation from Century Regional Correctional Facility.

Hilton, who is scheduled to be released next week, also claimed she wanted to use her celebrity for good and no longer wishes to be the subject of ridicule. Or Stavros Niarchos' wet dreams, we presume.

The spoiled inmate says you can expect a new Paris Hilton to emerge from jail.

"You know my gratitude has gone up so much and I just realize that the media used me to make fun of and be mean about it," she told Seacrest. "Frankly [I'm] sick of it and I want to use my fame in a good way."

Any suggestions for how Paris can do this, Hollywood Gossip readers? Perhaps she could...

Meanwhile, Hilton is discovering amazing things about jail. For example: "I am behind glass and I want to give my dad a big hug and they won't even let me do that."

Weird how prison works that way, huh? In related news, we heard that Jason Wahler was shocked to learn they didn't have happy hour in rehab.

As for the future, Hilton said: "I just can't wait to see my family and have a nice meal and be in my own bed and appreciate all the things I took for granted and never really thought much about."

Is there any doubt Hunter Cross will be lying next to her as she does?


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Thanks to People magazine for this great collection of celebrity quotes. Let's take a look at what a deposed, delusional Grey's Anatomy star, an incarcerated ho-tel heiress and others had to say this week ...

"They fired the wrong guy."
- Isaiah Washington, on being let go from Grey's Anatomy

"I am being strong and trying to make the best out of the situation. And the letters I'm receiving really do put a smile on my face as I sit here in my cell, sad and alone."
- Paris Hilton, in a letter to a fan she wrote from jail

"I'm definitely going to have some, I'm sure. Especially when you see what happens to your body after you have a baby."
- Liv Tyler, on plastic surgery, to Allure

"I'm four months along, but I feel like I'm carrying the baby in my a--, it's so big."
- Drea de Matteo, on her pregnancy

"The show was fantastic, and nobody did drugs. Everybody on that show saved their money and did the right thing."
'80s teen heartthrob Scott Baio, on surviving Hollywood by having a steady job on the hit show Happy Days

"I think he's doing well, he's the vagabond of Europe."
- Bruce Willis, on how pal Owen Wilson is handling his split with Kate Hudson

"I'm more insecure than I ever let anyone know."
- Catherine Zeta-Jones, on a little-known fact about herself, to InStyle

"Actually, I would consider it. All due respect and trying to be as modest as I can be, I am a dancer. But I don't think I would be on Dancing with the Stars, mainly because I would be too shy."
- Al Pacino, on whether he'd consider a run on the popular reality show

"A girl like Fergie comes with stuff â€" a lot of stuff. And there just wasn't enough room for the stuff."
- Josh Duhamel, on why he and the singer bought a "big house"

"Jane and I hang out. We're just like Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan."
- Wanda Sykes, on her close friendship with Monster-In-Law costar Jane Fonda

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In the midst of promoting Shrek the Third, tapping the incomparable booty of Jessica Biel and playing sold-out shows across the globe on his wildly successful FutureSex/LoveSounds tour, Justin Timberlake took time out to talk business.

Well, his business, that is. And he's got a lot. In this revealing chat, Timberlake speaks to Entertainment Weekly for the first time about sessions with Madonna, the artists he's signed to his new label, and why he's taking time off from his own schedule.

Justin Timberlake-Jessica Biel Us Cover

EW: How about the songs you've recorded with Duran Duran for their new album?
Justin Timberlake: It's crazy to be sitting in a room with people that you admired as such a young kid, and now they're looking to you for answers and suggestions and opinions. Literally, I'm just a fan.

EW: You and Timbaland have been writing and producing songs for Madonna's next album. How's that been going?
Justin Timberlake: The records that we've done so far are really exciting. There are some dance records, there are some mid-tempo ballads, there's all types of different stuff. But I don't want to gas it too much. People might like it or people might not. I don't want to say, like, [carnival-barker voice] "It's going to change the world!" You know what I mean? But we like it.

EW: Let's talk about the record label you're starting, Tennman Records. Would you say this is something you've always wanted to do?
Justin Timberlake: It's funny. Things that are this ambitious, it's not something where you sit around and say, "Oh, I'd love to do that one day." I kind of stumbled upon it. And then when there was so much interest from the people that I admire in the business, I thought, "Well, maybe I can do this." It just feels like a good time to do it. I've run the gamut on things I can do for myself [as an artist], and it seems attractive to me now to sit in the back seat.

EW: How did you decide to sign 18-year-old Netherlands native and Internet phenom Esmée Denters as your first artist?
Justin Timberlake: Being in the business for 10 years now, you look around and some people got it and some don't. I saw her on YouTube, got wind of what was happening â€" "Hey, there's this girl in Holland who's got a phenomenal voice." The word "phenomenal" in front of "voice" doesn't come often. Usually you hear, "She's pretty good, but there's this great song," which is usually bulls---. So I turned on YouTube and I was literally blown away â€" not only by her voice, but also her ear. I love the chance to discover talent so raw. And now I can just kind of sit back and help her mold herself into a superstar.

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Who knew beating off would one day pay off.

An online porn company exec is offering a load of advice to wacky Anne Heche's estranged, whack-happy husband, Coley Laffoon: Stop getting busted, jackass!

TMZ has obtained a letter to Laffoon by Vice President, Kevin Blatt, explaining how our man Coley (below, left) might better address his "hobby" in the future.

Kevin Blatt could be described as a poor man's David Hans Schmidt. Blatt is best known as the gentleman who brokered the Paris Hilton sex tape deal and other celebrity porn agreements. He's also the mind behind the upcoming reality TV show, Virgin Territory.

But now, his focus is Coleman "Coley" Laffoon, the sap who married Anne Heche and finds himself in a custody fight in which his propensity for beating the meat is oft-discussed.

Here's Kevin Blatt's letter to Coley Laffoon:

We understand where you are coming from. So you looked at a little porn? Who doesn't? Heck, if Anne Heche were the judge, ANYONE looking at porn could be considered a "porn addict with compulsive masturbation problems."

Well, we know that's not true about you. For innocent guys like yourself, THE CRIME WASN'T LOOKING - THE CRIME WAS GETTING CAUGHT!

We're prepared to offer you something to protect you privacy - A Gold Card. With it you can join a ton of sites without anyone ever finding out - the website names don't show up on your credit card statements, and the websites never have access to your personal information - so nobody will find out what you're doing.

You are completely anonymous! It's perfect for celebrities who need privacy but want to look at porn (Charlie Sheen, you listening?) is the only company that can offer privacy protection on every transaction you make.

What do you say, Coleman? Wanna look at more porn (without getting caught)??

Kevin Blatt

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