The new issue of Us Weekly features an interview with notorious Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Raj Kanodia â€" who has operated on the likes of Ashlee Simpson, Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, etc. Yeah, yeah. We know. Everyone gets plastic surgery, even Heidi Montag and Ashley Tisdale. We get it - and are over it!
The real story in this issue, if you ask this celebrity news site, is teased on the top right corner of the cover! That's our boy Sam Lutfi, baby! Check it out ...
Meet Sam Lutfi, the "creep" controlling Britney Spears.
We've been following the "career" of Sam Lutfi (sometimes misspelled Lufti), who, like Alli Sims, many observers feel is a negative influence and enabler in the
pop star train wreck's life, since he emerged on the gossip scene earlier this year.
Now Us alleges he has a "scary past." Is that code for "Al Qaeda terrorist?"
Regardless of his intentions and past, you can't escape Sam Lutfi nowadays, whether he's accompanying Spears shopping on Thanksgiving, clubbing with her or shooting down rumors of Britney being pregnant with the love child of one J.R. Rotem.
But who is this mystery man? The 33-year-old "film producer" organized her 26th birthday party and stays overnight at her homes â€" platonically, he claims.
But sources say Sam Lutfi has a shady past including two restraining orders against him for verbal and physical attacks, and - hope you are sitting down for this - has gone by the aliases Osama N. Lutti and Osamah N. Lutfi.
In 2005, Jumana Issa, a business acquaintance, claims Sam Lutfi "harassed me repeatedly with obscene e-mails, offensive faxes, voice mails, out-of-control behavior and outrageous telephone hang-ups (around 15 to 30 a day)."
In one fax, Sam Lutfi scolded: "Peel yourself away from all the candy ... and overhangin [sic] belly ... and answer my e-mails." Classy!
His former neighbor, Douglas Snoland, filed a complaint in 2004, alleging that Lutfi tried to kick down his door when he suspected Snoland of having his car towed. Snoland also accused Lutfi of wanting to kill his 73-year-old, disabled mother.
As for his past work history, Lutfi is listed as a producer of the 1998 B-movie Bug Buster. The movie's actual producer / director, Lorenzo Doumani, says Sam was his $350-a-week assistant and "a hustler type... a fast-talking kid."
Understandably, Britney Spears' family and friends worry he is in her life under false pretenses. "They are frightened," a source close to her parents, Jaime and Lynne Spears, reveals. "They know she is being taken advantage of. She's so desperate for friends at this point that it's easy once you get in there."
Â Wow. The Hollywood Gossip looks forward to reviewing this and other stories and bringing you the latest on Sam Lutfi and Britney Spears.