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Jun 25, 2008

Britney Spears Celebrates Courtroom Success

Fresh off of a courtroom victory, Britney Spears was spotted out on a trip to West Hollywood’s Fred Segal for a little afternoon shopping on Tuesday (June 24).

Earlier in the day, the “Gimme More” singer attended a hearing with ex-husband Kevin Federline - during which Britney was reportedly granted overnight visitation with her two sons, Jayden James and Sean Preston.

“There was a change in visitation status that was ordered by Commissioner Gordon this morning,” Los Angeles Superior Court spokesperson Alan Parachini told press.

And though Parachini wasn’t at liberty to offer details, a source has since confirmed to press that Ms Spears indeed will be getting sleepovers with the kiddies.

Asked by Us magazine if she was happy with the court outcome, Britney smiled and said, “Yes.” Meanwhile, the next status hearing is set for July 15th.


Solange Knowles Celebrates 22nd Birthday

Everything is bigger and better when you’re a celebrity. So when it came time to plan Solange Knowles’ 22nd birthday party, the guest list included some pretty big names.

Knowles’ sister Beyonce, as well as rapper Ludacris, Lindsay Lohan, Samantha Ronson, and singer JoJo all showed up to wish her a happy b-day.

Clad in a bright orange strapless dress, Solange mingled around the Los Angeles party, held at a private residence, stopping to pose with her older sis and mother.

Her new album Sol Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams hits stores this August. And she recently told press that having a famous older sister has its blessings as well as its curses.

“People think that my family association helps me, but in a lot of senses it hinders me. When reaching out to these producers, they don’t know if I’m a real musician or if I’m just someone’s annoying little sister.”


Shia LaBeouf: Hard at Work on “Transformers” Sequel

Getting an early start to the day, Shia LaBeouf was hard at work on the set of “Transformers 2”, which is currently shooting on the campus of Princeton University.

In the scene being shot, the 22-year-old NYC native’s character of Sam Witwicky fumbled around with some school books while chatting on the phone.

In related news, Shia currently finds himself in the gossip fodder for a report claiming that he “received a stern warning for lighting up at a Washington, D.C. museum” just months after having an unlawful smoking charge dismissed in Burbank, California.

Tabloid insiders tell: “LaBeouf was at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., filming “Transformers 2”, when he lit up a cigarette in the bathroom. He was reprimanded by officials at the museum for the incident - being told that he could be kicked off the property if he lit up again.”


Jun 22, 2008

Mary-Kate Olsen’s West Coast Arrival

With the help of her handler, a striped sweater wearing Mary-Kate Olsen was spotted arriving at LAX airport in Los Angeles on Saturday (June 21).

The 22-year-old former Full House star is returning back out west following a trip to New York City, during which she spent time with twin sister Ashley

Speaking of the empire building Olsen twins, In Touch recently ranked the most powerful sister acts in Hollywood, with their list placing Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen at the top of the heap.

The Olsen girls nudged out second place finishing pair, Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, followed by new mom Jamie Lynn Spears and her big sister Britney.

Beyoncé and Solange Knowles, followed by Hilary and Haylie Duff rounded out the top five pairs, according to the magazine.


Jun 21, 2008

Beyonce Knowles: Shopping in LA

With her rap star mogul husband overseas, Beyonce Knowles was spotted taking advantage of her free time with a shopping spree in Los Angeles on Thursday (June 19).

The “Crazy In Love” singer, tied the knot with Jay-Z back in April, spent time browsing the shops’ selections before being led out to her car by a bodyguard using a shopping bag to cover the R&B hitmaker’s face from lined-up paparazzi.

In related news, it appears that Beyonce and Jay-Z’s fellow celebrity pals are tired of waiting for the two to consummate their marriage with a baby.

Rapper Snoop Dogg, who has 3 kids, tells that starting a family should be the goal for any wedded couple.

“I told them to go home and make babies,” he says. “They should, that’s the next step as far as marriage, having kids ... add on to the family, so hopefully that’s what they’ll do.”

Jun 20, 2008

Paris Hilton: Back In Benji’s Arms

She’s been in the Big Apple filming footage for her new MTV reality show and it seems that Paris Hilton is making full use of New York City’s endless supply of designer clothes.

To kick off the evening, Miss Hilton was spotted in midtown Manhattan in a belted white retro-looking dress teamed with red heels and an oversized black handbag

The former “Simple Life” starlet swapped into a lacey black ensemble with a massive pearl necklace and a floral headdress as she continued making her rounds - heading over to a Korean karaoke bar before venturing off to TAO nightclub for an exclusive VIP party.

Never one to end an evening too soon, the hotel heiress met up with boyfriend Benji Madden, who just flew in from Los Angeles, ending the night at Tenjune before heading back to their luxury hotel

Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee: Try, Try Again

With their on-again, off-again love affair back on, Tommy Lee and his ex-wife, Pamela Anderson, were spotted out on Thursday enjoying one another’s company.

Wearing a babydoll dress with spiked heels, Pammie and her Motley Crue drummer beau first dropped their kids off at school - later attending an end of year school party with their two boys

Speaking with Rolling Stone, Tommy recently confirmed reports of a reunion during a Rolling Stone interview, telling: “Pamela and the kids have moved in with me. It’s awesome, man. It’s definitely working. You can tell on the kids’ faces—they’re happy when we’re together.”

And though the two seem to be smitten once more, the reunion doesn’t thrill the thrice divorced Baywatch babe’s mother.

“Lately my mother has said, ‘I wish you were gay, considering your choice of men,’ “ Anderson joked.

Lindsay Lohan Shows Off Her Toned Tummy

Showing off her toned tummy, Lindsay Lohan was back on the set of her new movie “Labor Pains” on Thursday (June 19).

Decked out in baseball gear, the Mean Girls starlet took to the diamond of a North Hollywood park - playfully pulling her shirt up while filming a few scenes. In between takes, LiLo mozied about - texting, having her photo taken, and drinking a bottled water through a straw.

In related news, it appears that Miss Lohan’s fit physique has caught the eye of one of her many past suitors, as tabloid reports out of London claim that Calum Best has been sending frequent text messages to the recovering actress in an attempt to rekindle their romance.

An insider told the Mirror: “Calum can’t wait to see Linds - whenever they meet they always seem to get it on. Lindsay couldn’t get enough of his bedroom antics [in the past].”

Kim Kardashian: London Calling

Still taking a break from her West Coast duties, Kim Kardashian continued her European getaway by paying a visit to London, England for the UK premiere of “Hancock.”

And the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” babe showed the Brits what American eye candy is all about in a multicolored floor-length cleavage-baring evening gown with curly dark locks.

Back here in the States, KK has been nominated for two Teen Choice awards. And she’s so excited, she’s already posted a blog entry on her official website thanking her fans.

It reads:

“Hey guys, I just found out that I’ve been nominated for two ‘Teen Choice’ awards this year!

I’m nominated for “Choice TV Female Reality Star” (along with Heidi Montag from The Hills, Lauren Conrad from The Hills, Whitney Thompson from America’s Next Top Model, and Kristi Yamaguchi from Dancing with the Stars).

Our show, Keeping Up with the Kardashian, is also nominated for “Choice TV Celebrity Reality Show” (along with Life of Ryan, Bob & Big, Run’s House, and The Hills).

I’m SO excited for this opportunity, and thankful that my fans thought of me in these categories! Everyone tune into FOX on August 4th to watch and see who wins! Until then, drop a comment and let me know who your favorite teen star is!”


Paris Hilton: Filming in NYC

Making her comeback to reality television, Paris Hilton was spotted out and about in New York City filming footage for her new best-friend-finding show.

The “Stars are Blind” babe checked out the Patricia Field store before making a stop at the Hotel Gansevoort and heading out to club One Oak for some late-night activity.

And it sounds like Miss Hilton keeps scoring big points with her boyfriend Benji Madden. The Good Charlotte rocker recently gushed about how great life is now that Paris is in his world.

He said, “I’ve never been so happy. Nothing worries me in life any more. When you find that best friend, that love, all your worries go away. Your work and everything you do gets better [when] you have someone supporting you. And she’s that for me.”

Britney Spears: By Jamie-Lynn’s Side in Labor

Playing the role of supportive big sister, Britney Spears is bedside with her Nickelodeon star sis, Jamie-Lynn, at the Mississippi Southwest Regional Medical Center in McComb, Mississippi.

The Gimme More singer has made the cross-country trip as Jamie-Lynn is expected to be giving birth to her first child today (June 19).

As previously reported by Gossip Girls, Britney and family arrived in their hometown of Kentwood, Louisiana yesterday afternoon - meeting up with mother Lynne and Jamie Lynn - as the Spears gang prepares for the baby’s arrival.

“They have had nine months to deal with this,” a Spears family friend told press. “Last night was very low-key. There was no last-minute panicking. No one was worried.”

Lindsay Lohan’s Labor Pains

Well on her way to an acting career revival, Lindsay Lohan was spotted taking a cigarette break on the set of her new movie “Labor Pains,” in which she plays a secretary who fakes a pregnancy in order to keep her job.

And LiLo looked to be on top of her game, rocking a blue top and black skirt teamed with a pair of fuzzy pink sandals and her usual black Ray Ban sunglasses
From all accounts, the “Mean Girls” actress has shed her ‘difficult to work with’ reputation. Producer Lati Grobman told press, “We were a little bit reluctant to work with her. But she’s been amazing.”

And it sounds like she is well on her way to a booming (again) film career. “She’s so natural at what she does. I’ve never seen one take where she’s off. The difference between her and the other girls that are naughty in the business is that she’s actually talented. It’s not [like] Paris Hilton and the rest of them. We took the chance. It’s good that we did. So far, so good.”

In related news, Lindsay has officially taken her name out of the running for an Emmy for her guest spot on one episode Ugly Betty, given the fact that she’ll have a lot more exposure next season when she’s on five episodes. Her rep said, “The appearance was brief. We made a decision to wait.”


Jun 19, 2008

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden: Out For Charity

Taking a break from their normal parental duties, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden scheduled a babysitter for Harlow and headed out to the Cartier Love Charity Bracelet launch party.

It’s the third year for the Love Charity bracelet campaign which has raise $2.24 million over the past two years for sixteen global charities. And it just so happens that Joel’s band Good Charlotte is one of this year’s celebrity ambassadors.

Always exhibiting a distinctive style, Miss Richie sported a beige/yellow/grey printed halter-style floor-length dress with a pair of peep toe heels and some blinging bracelets.

Meanwhile, Mr. Madden went for his usual white shirt, black tie, black trousers, black blazer look, although he did show up sans fedora for once.

Jennifer Lopez Sings For Kids, Flies to Belgium

Performing on Tuesday for the first time since giving birth to her twin girls Max and Emme, Jennifer Lopez visited an elementary school for autistic children in Staten Island, New York on Tuesday (June 17).

After seeing the music video for the first time, the schoolchildren wanted to watch it every day, teacher Kathy Amati told a local paper, adding that the kids eventually learned the lyrics and the dance moves from the video.

“From the minute we wrote the letters, they just automatically thought she would come,” Ms. Amati told press.

And the response from Lopez came on the day of her visit, as one of her reps called inquiring as to the time of the graduation ceremony because the “El Cantante” star wished to attend.

After wrapping things up at the local school, Lopez headed home - as she soon rushed off with hubby Marc Anthony and their two little angels to catch a plane headed for Belgium, where they landed earlier today.

Rihanna Keeps Busy in NYC

As previously reported by the Gossip Girls, Rihanna is in the Big Apple for a string of publicity appearances. And following her stop at MTV’s Total Request Live yesterday, she was off to yet another gig.

The “Umbrella” songstress was spotted arriving at SkyBar for a photo shoot, looking fit and fine in a circa-1984 denim jacket overtop a screenprinted white tank top with a pair of leather pants and knee-high boots

And after a super long day of television appearances and constant posing for the camera the Good Girl Gone Bad called it a night, heading back to her Midtown Manhattan hotel.

In related news, Rihanna will be competing in the 2008 Teen Choice Awards in three categories, including Choice Music: Single, Choice Music: Female Artist, and Choice Music: R&B Artist.

Jun 17, 2008

Britney Spears Avoids Criminal Charges

Fresh from a weekend in Las Vegas, Britney Spears was spotted back in Los Angeles, California last night for a low-key dinner at Sur restaurant.

The “Gimme More” songstress traveled with a small entourage and looked cute in a sleeveless v-neck black minidress with a pair of massive platform high heels and an oversized black handbag.

And there’s good news for the hoping-to-make-a-comeback singer regarding the allegations made by a paparazzo that she allegedly ran over his foot.

Officials declared yesterday that they will not in fact file charges against her because the only way the paparazzo’s foot could have been where the video showed it to be was if he himself had put it there.

Deputy district attorney Joseph Shidler told press, “We have no evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the suspect was aware that the victim’s foot had been struck by the car. There was much commotion and noise at the time and there is no proof that the suspect was aware of what had happened.”

He concluded, “The only way the victim’s foot could have been where the video indicates it to be was by the victim placing it in that location.”

Jun 16, 2008

Lindsay Lohan’s Leggy Shoe Shopping Excursion

Back to work early Monday morning (June 16), Lindsay Lohan was spotted taking a break on the Los Angeles set of her new movie “Labor Pains”.

In the film, the Mean Girls starlet plays an assistant at a publishing house who fakes a pregnancy in an attempt to keep her job

After working on a few more scenes and grabbing a bite to eat for lunch on-set, LiLo took advantage of another break in the action - this time venturing off for a little shoe shopping, swapping back and forth between a pair of knee high boots and high heels while showing off her long legs in a pair of-short-shorts.

In related news, Miss Lohan recently chose not to enter the Emmy race for her role in “Ugly Betty” - steering clear of a competitive field for best guest actress in a comedy series that includes Britney Spears ("How I Met Your Mother") and Mary-Kate Olsen ("Weeds").


Fan-Accessible Amy Winehouse

Most celebrities have massive amounts of security between themselves and the rest of the world. But Amy Winehouse has only her front door.

And in the latest chapter of “A Fan Shows Up On Amy Winehouse’s Doorstep,” a young Canadian girl made the trek to the “Rehab” singer’s Camden London home to meet her idol.

Overcome by the excitement and emotion of the moment, the girl broke down in tears, profusely thanking the “I’m No Good” songstress for taking the time to meet her.

On the other end of the spectrum, Winehouse’s recent $2 million gig in Russia was almost cancelled after she showed up blitzed out of her mind. Daria Zhukova, the girlfriend of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, invited Amy to sing at an exclusive engagement at The Garage gallery in Moscow for a select group of art enthusiasts.

However when the troubled singer arrived for her one-hour performance she was in such an incoherent state, they discussed finding a last-minute replacement for her.

In the eleventh hour, Amy’s people were able to pull her together enough for her to take the stage. An insider told press, “I heard that her singing was a little sloppy. But she still put on a terrific show.”


Jun 14, 2008

Britney Spears Cools Off in Sin City

She’s been working overtime on getting in shape and reclaiming her public sanity, so it only makes sense that Britney Spears would treat herself to a relaxing weekend in Las Vegas.

The “Piece of Me” songstress was spotted cooling off at the pool outside of her hotel, looking playful in a pink and orange psychedelic-patterned bikini.

According to sources, Brit is in Sin City to treat her father Jamie Spears to an extended Fathers’ Day weekend, having flown into town yesterday after visiting with her kids at her home in Studio City, California.

After all, Jamie has been the solid rock foundation that the “Gimme More” singer has been relying on as of late. He’s taken over her financial and personal affairs, giving Britney the ability to focus on getting herself healthy again. If not for Jamie, we may still be seeing the likes of Adnan Ghalib… or worse- Sam Lutfi!


Beyonce and Jay-Z: Out to Lunch

They’ve been flying below the gossip radar as of late, but yesterday Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z were spotted grabbing a bite to eat for lunch.

The “99 Problems” rapper and his “Bootylicious” wife headed over to one of their top NYC West Village spots, Bar Pitti for some quality time and quality eats.

And the “Irreplaceable” hottie recently hit Forbes’ top 5 Celebrity list, coming in at #4. It seems she’s been scoring big points with ticket sales and merchandising.

Forbes wrote, “After ditching Destiny’s Child to go solo in 2003, the Houston native has released two platinum albums and built a wildly successful entertainment empire that includes fashion, film and publishing deals. She sold $50 million in tickets on a recent tour. Her endorsement contracts, with L’Oréal, American Express and others, bring in $10 million annually.”

Kim and Kourtney Kardashian: Bathing Beauties

They’ve been busily promoting their hit reality show in Monte Carlo, Monaco over the past few days, but that doesn’t mean that Kim Kardashian and sister Kourtney have gone without a little vacation-like relaxation.

Prior to their appearance at last night’s Golden Nymph Awards, the “Keeping Up with the Kardashian’s” co-star siblings were spotted having fun in the sun aboard a yacht - with Kim popping a bottle of champagne for her big sis.

The reality star sweethearts also made time for a dip in the pool at the Hotel Hermitage - showing off their fine forms as Kim wore a sexy fire engine red two-piece bikini while Kourtney chose a white two-piece swimsuit.

According to Kim’s personal blog, the day wasn’t all about waterside relaxation, as the pair also had brunch with Extra correspondent Terry Seymour, eating and filming at Cafe de Paris.


R. Kelly: Not Guilty

Somehow wiggling his way out of a conviction, a Cook County jury acquitted R&B superstar R. Kelly of child pornography charges on Friday afternoon (June 13).

The verdict marks the end of what has been a high-profile trial full of twists and turns - finally coming to what’s a fortunate close for the Freaky In the Club singer.

According to press an LA Times report, “the 41-year-old, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, long denied charges that he videotaped himself engaging in a variety of sex acts with his then-underage goddaughter. Authorities said the female in the video could have been as young as 13 at the time.”

Following recent closing arguments by both the defense and prosecutors, “a jury of nine men and three women deliberated for 7 ½ hours before finding Kelly not guilty on all 14 counts.”

Jun 12, 2008

Jessica Simpson: Goodbye NYC, Hello Dallas

Drawing a close to her visit to New York City, Jessica Simpson packed her bags and headed over to LaGuardia airport on Wednesday to fly back to Dallas, Texas.

As one final stop before her departure, the “Come On Over” singer made time for lunch with a few friends at the Mexican restaurant Dos Caminos in Soho.

Meanwhile, Miss Simpson recently revealed plans to launch a lingerie line as an addition to her existing fashion products.

Jessica told Women’s Wear Daily: “I like different lingerie for different occasions. I think that’s the best thing about it. You can feel sexy or girly depending on your mood.”

Press reports tell that the range, named Jessica Simpson’s Intimates, will hit shelves in major department stores in the US and online beginning spring 2009.

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden Visit Little Tokyo

Keeping busy on what was an ideal summer day in Los Angeles, Joel Madden and Nicole Richie headed off to do a little shopping downtown on Wednesday (June 11).

The duo browsed through the area shops, with Joel toting out a handful of shopping bags from his Simple Life sweetie’s purchases in “Little Tokyo.”

Earlier in the day, the cute couple were spotted out separately - with Nicole tending to her weekly traffic school duties in Van Nuys, while Madden scooped up a caffeine fix at Starbucks in Glendale.

In related new, Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Ms Richie is well on the way to making a comeback in reality television - working on a new show that will have seven girls compete to become the next Nicole Richie.


Jamie Lynn Spears: No Wedding?

Ever since she announced her pregnancy, Jamie Lynn Spears’ life has been a whirlwind. And there are unconfirmed rumors circulating that her wedding to babydaddy Casey Aldridge may be no more.

According to press, the preggers Zoey 101 cutie may have put the kibosh on plans to marry Aldridge on account of their constant bickering and inability to get along.

A source told press, “Jamie Lynn and Casey have been fighting non-stop about everything, from what to name the baby to what to eat for dinner. And now she’s called off their wedding plans.”

Another insider claims that Jamie Lynn’s father Jamie has put his overseeing of Britney on hold to be with her. “Jamie Lynn, Jamie and her mom are all staying at Serenity [the Spears family estate in Kentwood, Louisiana] right now. They’ve been busy decorating the baby nursery.”


Tila Tequila: I Helped Gay Marriage

She’s been blasting stereotypes and societal norms ever since her MTV reality show A Shot at Love first hit the airwaves. And now Tila Tequila is taking credit for the State of California’s decision to drop the ban on gay marriage.

At the Hollywood premiere of “The Love Guru” last night at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Tila told press, “Before it came out, everyone was still a little apprehensive about [same sex relationships]. Then they realized, ‘Wow, everyone is really into this stuff, and it is fine.’ The next thing you know, [gay marriage] is legal.”

As for her own love life, Miss Tequila says she’s hoping to tie the knot someday. “I definitely want to… definitely,” she said. The only question is, will her spouse be a man or a woman?

“Sometimes you feel like you get a little too much of one side, and you feel like the other side is better,” she commented.