Friday, July 18, 2008

Spears granted additional visitation with boys

LOS ANGELES - Britney Spears and Kevin Federline have reached an agreement that grants the pop singer more visits with her children and averts a custody trial that was scheduled for next month, attorneys said Friday.

The agreement was announced following a closed-door session between lawyers for both sides and a Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner. Neither Spears or Federline appeared in court, and the attorneys declined to discuss specifics about the agreement.

A court spokesman says no formal settlement has been filed, but Federline's attorney, Mark Kaplan, said the agreement averts a trial on custody issues that had been scheduled for late August.

Spears' attorney, Laura Wasser, says the agreement will give Spears more time with her young boys, Sean Preston and Jayden James. While Federline still has full custody, Wasser says Spears may get expanded rights by the end of the year.

Spears lost custody last year following several high-profile incidents of erratic behavior. She has since been under the conservatorship of her father, Jamie Spears, who retains control of her personal affairs and finances.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Madonna on Britney: 'Let's go save her'

NEW YORK - Madonna wants the media to leave Britney Spears alone. "They need to step off," she told the "Yo on E!" satellite radio show. "For real ... Let's go save her." Madonna, 49, said her daughter, Lourdes, 11, feels the same way.

"She knows Britney, (but) she doesn't really watch TV or read gossip stuff," the pop star said in the interview. "I think she sort of gets the drift of what's going on, and I think she feels very protective of Britney."

Madonna and husband Guy Ritchie have a son, Rocco, 7, and are raising a Malawian boy they want to adopt.

"He's the life of the party," she said of David, who she brought home from Africa in 2006. "He loves music, he's an amazing dancer. ... He's a character."

She said caring for David is no different from her raising her biological children: "I thought it was gonna be, but it feels the same to tell you the truth."

As for speculation that her marriage is on the rocks, Madonna said: "It is ridiculous. ... I don't pay much attention to it."

The singer's spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg recently dismissed media reports that the Ritchies have split up, saying they "remain happily married." Rosenberg said that Madonna and filmmaker Ritchie, 39, were "joyfully back together at home in London" after living in separate countries for work purposes.

Madonna, whose new album "Hard Candy" arrives April 29, told "Yo on E!" that she plans to spend the summer in New York, and that she might kick off a tour this fall.;_ylt=ApP16_ZHIReh_llA7IEeP.eGpxx.;_ylv=3

Friday, February 22, 2008

Ashton Kutcher did get my birthday present

Ashton Kutcher celebrated his 30th birthday on February 7 at Socialista in New York City and it turns out the bartender was mixing drinks with an extra special ingredient: Hepatitis A! Nothing like getting Punk'd in the digestive tract. The New York Department of Health contacted Ashton and told him that he and his guests, which included Bruce Willis, Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow, should probably get a vaccination ASAP. TMZ reports:

Hepatitis A is spread by putting something in one's mouth that has been contaminated with traces of fecal matter from an infected person. Symptoms include jaundice, fatigue, abdominal pain, nausea, and diarrhea. Any patron who hung at Socialista is considered to be at risk, and the Health Dept. says they should get a gamma globulin shot -- pronto!

For those of you who think it's a bit cruel of me to laugh at this news, just take a good, hard look at the pics of Ashton Kutcher I included. They're from last night and I have no idea what the event is, probably the 15th Annual Douche Ball. I defy you to look at that guy and not wish the bartender was pouring drinks directly into his eye. Am I right? I'm right. You can stop punching your monitor now. He can't feel it. I've been trying all morning.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Lohan recreates Monroe photo shoot

NEW YORK - Lindsay Lohan is following in the footsteps of the most famous blond bombshell of them all — Marilyn Monroe.

In the issue of New York magazine on sale Monday, the 21-year-old star of "Mean Girls" and "Freaky Friday" poses nude for photographer Bert Stern in a recreation of one of Monroe's most famous photo shoots, done shortly before she died.

Stern photographed Monroe in 1962 at the Hotel Bel-Air in California, six weeks before she was found dead from an overdose of barbiturates. Those images for Vogue magazine feature Monroe in next to nothing, posing nude with some scarves and jewelry as her accessories and sipping champagne.

Stern recreated those images with Lohan this month, at the same hotel, with Lohan wearing a blond wig and not much else.

In the essay accompanying the photos, Lohan, who admitted to a serious interest in Monroe, said deciding to do the photo shoot was easy.

"I didn't have to put much thought into it. I mean, Bert Stern? Doing a Marilyn shoot? When is that ever going to come up? It's really an honor," she told the magazine.

Lohan described Monroe's suicide as "tragic" and said it, along with the Jan. 22 death of actor Heath Ledger from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs, "are both prime examples of what this industry can do to someone."

The actress, who has been in and out of rehab after two arrests last year on drunken driving and cocaine charges, said she didn't know why the industry wreaked such havoc on some stars, adding, "I sure as hell wouldn't let it happen to me."

Stern told The Associated Press that he found women like Lohan and her tabloid companions Paris Hilton and Britney Spears "interesting."

"They're girls that draw attention to their notoriety and their celebrity through their behavior," he said Monday.

He noted that Monroe and Lohan had similar problems with alcohol but added that — in contrast to the sessions with Monroe — there was no alcohol on the set when he photographed Lohan.

He said he thought the photo shoot would be good for the young actress, giving her the chance to portray herself as a grown-up. He also lauded her for her willingness to do it in the nude.

"I thought she was a natural, not at all squeamish," he said.

A phone message left for Lohan's publicist Leslie Sloane-Zelnik seeking comment Monday was not immediately returned.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Paris Hilton drunkenly sings in Boston

Paris Hilton got trashed last night and decided to regale patrons at The Estate in Boston with a rendition of her song "Stars are Blind." Except as soon as Paris got on stage she had a "wardrobe malfunction" and showed the crowd some boob. So these poor people not only had to see Paris' tits but then had to listen to her sing? Jesus. I'd ask for my money back. Or pull my classic hop over the bar and empty the cash register maneuver. Although it's not very effective. But one time I actually pushed a button before the bartender threw a beer stein at my melon. I no longer have night vision.

Video after the jump. It's pretty shitty quality but then again so is Paris Hilton. What're ya gonna do?

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Spice Girls Cancel Rest Of World Tour

The Spice Girls have decided to drop the rest of their world tour which includes Australia, China, South Africa and Argentina due to reports of poor sales at some concerts. The tour will now end in Toronto on Feb. 26th.

“Sadly the tour needs to come to an end by the end of February due to family and personal commitments for Emma, Geri, Mel B, Melanie C and Victoria,” the group said in a statement.

My guess is that Posh got her robot-panties in a bunch and decided that she “couldn’t” do the tour anymore. Although I am surprised they made it this far. Who the hell wants to see them anyways?

Rihanna Checks Out Proenza Schouler Show

With the final few days of the Mercedes-Benz New York City Fashion Week upon us, the stars are out in record number clamoring for a glimpse of what’s hot. And Rihanna is making sure she’s on top of the latest fashion trends.

The “Umbrella” singer was spotted at the Porenza Schouler fall line show last night, looking mighty dapper herself as she hob-nobbed with the usual haute couture crowd.

She wore a tank-style top with a black, silver, and gold striped pattern along with a black patterned above-the-knee mini skirt.

The Proenza Schouler fall line was characterized by “daring mini-dresses, metallic coats, mixed-fabric garments, and a palette of mustard yellow, purple, green and blue with the requisite black, gray, and winter white.”