Monday, December 31, 2007

Will Be Back Tomorrow

Hey I am taking today off. So check back for posts tomorrow.


Friday, December 28, 2007

Neilsen Ratings...

The Neilsen Ratings the week of December 17, 2007:

3 60 MINUTES CBS 8.4
4 NCIS CBS 8.2
5 CSI: NY CBS 7.7
6 TWO AND A HALF MEN (9:30) CBS 7.5
8 TWO AND A HALF MEN (9:00) CBS 7.2

CSI: Miami takes the top spot thanks to a rerun of CSI. Football took slot number two and 60 Minutes held third. Crime shows CSI: NY, Criminal Minds and Without A Trace took three spots. While the comedy Two And A Half Men took two spots. Reality show The Biggest Loser took a slot and rounding it out was NCIS.

Bette Davis Eyes Becoming A Stamp

A face that will tease you, and please you and perhaps unease you is coming to the post office next year, it's those Bette Davis eyes. On the 100th anniversary of her birth the great actress will be honored on a commemorative stamp, the 14th in the Legends of Hollywood Series. A 10-time Academy Award nominee, Davis won twice, for her roles in Dangerous (1935) and Jezebel (1938).

And speaking of centennials, the same year Davis was born, actor Jack Norworth wrote "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," the song still famed in the seventh inning stretch. Postal officials hope buyers will root, root, root for a stamp based on a 19th-century baseball card recalling that special melody next year.

Among the other new postage stamps scheduled for neat year are:
— Frank Sinatra, Oscar- and Grammy-winning singer and actor.
— Vintage Black Cinema set based on posters for five early movies.
— The Art of Disney: Imagination, featuring animated characters.


Robin Wright Penn and Sean Penn Split

Sean Penn and wife Robin Wright Penn are divorcing, their rep, Mara Buxbaum, confirms to PEOPLE exclusively. No other details were immediately available. The couple, who've been married 11 years, have two children together, Hopper Jack, 14, and Dylan Frances, 16.

Sean and Robin began dating in the early '90s and married in 1996. They also have starred together in several films, including 1998's Hurlyburly and 1997's She's So Lovely, directed by Nick Cassavetes. "Marriage ain't easy, but it's great most of the time," Sean told Entertainment Weekly in 1997. "I love Robin. I've always loved her."

In the same article, Cassavetes was asked about working with the couple. "The beginning and the end of every day is how Sean and Robin are getting along," he said. "If they have a bad morning, Sean's broken up about it." Sean's most recent film, Into the Wild, which he directed, is drawing awards buzz, with four SAG Award nominations and two Golden Globe nods.


I have never been a fan of Sean Penn. For some reason he is just creepy. I could never figure out how he got someone as pretty as Robin Wright. She was awesome in Forrest Gump and Message In A Bottle.

Fergie And Jessica Alba Show Off Rings

Fergie (left) premiered a large diamond engagement ring during an Los Angeles outing Thursday. The singer is engaged to her boyfriend of three years, actor Josh Duhamel their reps told yesterday.

Newly engaged actress Jessica Alba (right) showed off her rock yesterday. She is engaged to Cash Warren her longtime boyfriend. They are also expecting their first child in late spring/ early summer.


The Year Of Britney's Fall

Britney starts the new year off accurately forecast what the next 12 months would hold. Britney Spears rang in 2007 by hosting a blowout bash in Las Vegas. Just after midnight she reportedly collapsed at the party. Tap-danced then-manager Larry Rudolph to the Associated Press, "She was not drunk. She was just tired and falling asleep." She also wrote a “Letter of Truth” on her website.

"My mom is going to freak." Those were supposedly the first words a blubbery Britney uttered after shaving off her matted, musty extensions at a salon in Tarzana, Calif. Those words were the first to show Britney was bottoming-out and that consequences were not something so understood. For fans the night of February 21 when Brit enraged and fuzzy headed walloping a paparazzo's car with an umbrella, ostensibly because ex Kevin Federline refused to let her into his home to see their sons proved he was a crazy. Then she entered rehab.

Brit checked out of Promises on March 20 and she reached an initial divorce settlement with Kevin over their two years of not-so-holy matrimony.

Still fuming over being sent to rehab, Britney parted ways with manager Larry Rudolph, whom she then proceeded to take a swipe at in yet another "Letter of Truth."

Britney attempted a so-called comeback mini-tour, which amounted to little more than her lip-synching while doing jazz hands and flailing around for about 15 minutes in a denim miniskirt, pink bra, ripped fishnets, pleather boots and Yeti-like white coat. It may have proved she wanted to try, but it also showed what we would see four months later at the MTV Video Music Awards.

"I'm praying for her right now. I hope she gets all the help she needs." So sneered a seemingly sarcastic Spears just days after she made a paparazzi-documented production out of confronting mom Lynne and angrily presenting her with a letter that purportedly warned her to stay away from Sean and Jayden if she was taking any medication that could impair her judgment (yes, again with the foreshadowing).

Only Britney could turn a puff piece with the usually up-with-celebrity magazine OK! into a "heartbreaking" cover story about her dizzying downward spiral. On July 19, she showed up for an interview and photo shoot that quickly turned into a fiasco. The authority-eschewing tabloid magnet apparently decided to use her borrowed, designer pink silk gown to willfully wiping her greasy fingers all over it after the wardrobe person asked her to take it off while she ate lunch. Later Brit’s Yorkie puppy London used a $6,700 Zac Posen dress to poop on and if that was not enough, left with no usable shots allegedly taking more than $20,000 in clothing and accessories with her.

But this was just the most blatant example of her increasingly erratic behavior. A day earlier, she went for an impromptu dip on a beach in Malibu, California, where she stripped down to a pink bra and dangerous-when-wet panties as a pack of gleeful photographers clicked away.

Kevin, who wisely stayed out of the limelight, finally decided to take action. Less than two weeks after his divorce from Britney was finalized, a concerned K-Fed filed for primary custody of Sean Preston and Jayden James, with his savvy legal pit bulls serving subpoenas to current and former members of Britney's inner circle. It was a busy month for Kevin, who also found gainful employment playing an rocker on One Tree Hill.

That was painfully obvious from the opening moments of her so-called performance of "Gimme More." As the camera zoomed in on her bad hair extensions, her slow-moving mouth failed to lip synch along to the opening line, "It's Britney, b**ch." As for choice of clothing for the big comeback the New York Post said: "Spears was stuffed into a spangled bra and hot pants and jiggled like Jell-O as she sleepwalked through the song. She didn't seem to care that she danced like she had a pantload ..."

A week after her VMA crash and burn, the judge in her custody case labeled her a "habitual, frequent and continuous" user of alcohol and drugs and ordered her to undergo random testing. Days later, she was slapped with a hit-and-run charge stemming from a paparazzi-captured incident in August when she pulled into a parking spot and dinged another car's bumper (she failed to leave a note). Brit was also cited for driving without a valid California license but imprudently continued to chauffeur her sons around in full view of the paparazzi.

The judge, fed up with Britney's failure to comply with his orders for drug testing and obtaining a license, stripped her of shared custody and ordered her to have a monitor present when with her kids. If Spears was upset by the ruling, she didn't show it, even skipping a critical court date. When she finally did appear in court, she was on her best self-destructive behavior. During a hearing Oct. 11, the muddled mess of a mother was "extremely sarcastic," "contentious, argumentative and condescending" with the judge, according to By the end of the month, Britney's visitation with Sean and Jayden was reduced even further, with the monitor telling the court she "rarely engaged with [her] children in either conversation or play." One bright spot: The bygone pop starlet's endlessly in-the-works album, Blackout, was finally released and nabbed the No. 2 spot on the charts.

With her album fizzling faster than a day Britney received more bad news: Her favorite mother-son activity -- driving her sons while the paparazzi snapped their picture had been nixed. The judge handed down the order after she was caught on video running a red light -- possibly while texting -- with Sean and Jayden strapped in the backseat.

Still, Britney's lack of maternal instinct didn't stop the tabloids from speculating on her family planning. In Touch Weekly put on its cover, "Yes, she's pregnant! Ultrasounds, her excited e-mails to friends -- now the father of Britney's third child confirms it's true." (It has yet to be proven true.)

So what if Brit can't see her kids without supervision? Why party, of course! On December 1 Brit whoop it up for her 26th birthday, when she took over a Sharon Stone-hosted shindig and scored oodles of swag, including several fur coats. The night was notable for the reappearance of Britney’s frenemy Paris Hilton, who partied into the wee hours with her. Four days later, hundreds of pages of court documents related to Brit and Kevin’s custody battle were released, revealing that the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services still had concerns "regarding the safety and welfare of the children if the children are left in the mother's care."

Chances are she won't be babysitting for 16-year-old sister Jamie Lynn, who announced her pregnancy with an OK! cover story on December 18. While Britney was said to be "frantic" over the news, she soon calmed down enough to do a little shopping for her little sis. reports she bought Jamie Lynn a $500 gift basket from L.A. baby boutique Petit Tresor along with a note that read "Dear J.L., We love you! Brit, Sean and Jayden."

2008: What do we expect from Britney after this year? Who knows. Let’s just hope for the sake of Sean and Jayden things get better.


Thursday, December 27, 2007

Jeremy Sisto Joins The Law And Order Cast

Jeremy Sisto is joining Law & Order for its 18th season. He plays Detective Cyrus Lupo, new partner to Detective Ed Green (series veteran Jesse L. Martin). Also joining up is Linus Roache as Chief Assistant District Attorney Michael Cutter, who succeeds Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston), himself the newly appointed district attorney. Fred Thompson, who for five seasons played District Attorney Arthur Branch, exited last spring to launch a real-life presidential bid. Meanwhile, S. Epatha Merkerson (as Lieutenant Van Buren) and Alana De La Garza (as Assistant District Attorney Connie Rubirosa) remain on duty. Bottom line: Sisto and Roache become the 23rd and 24th actors to fill the show’s six slots for cops and prosecutors.

Law & Order begins another season after surviving a near-death experience last May. It was almost canceled, the victim of a sharp ratings drop. Having won a reprieve, it’s now back in the chase to overtake Gunsmoke (20 years) as TV’s most-enduring prime-time drama. Two episodes air Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. “It’s classic Law & Order, but it’s been reinvigorated,” says Sisto, munching a cookie at a favorite coffee hangout in his SoHo neighborhood.

The premise: After four years abroad working undercover intel, Detective Lupo is summoned to New York when his brother is found dead. Lupo joins Green to crack the case. Unlike many of Sisto’s roles, Lupo is a somewhat understated personality. Sisto has a knack for stirring up a thunderstorm in his performances. But not here. “It’s a different kind of acting, this Law & Order thing,” he explains. “They want two partners who can play off each other well and are fun to watch, but depth of character is not necessary in this job. Too much character gets in the way of the story. This is a very specific gig.”


How Some Stars Spent Christmas

Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt served chicken to the homeless of Skid Row at the Los Angeles Mission on Christmas Eve.

Desperate Housewife Nicolette Sheridan and her fiance, singer Michael Bolton, escaped to St. Barts for Christmas.

Heiresses Nicky and Paris -- seen here strolling the beach on Christmas Day -- spent the holiday with their family, the Hiltons, in Maui, Hawaii.

The Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker jetted off to Hawaii from LAX with son James, 5, and husband Matthew Broderick, December 23.

Daddy Spears Does Not See Lynne Or Jamie Lynn For Christmas

Jamie Lynn Spears' father is "still furious" with his ex-wife Lynne's decision to cash-in on their 16-year-old daughter's pregnancy. Jamie "did not spend Christmas with [Lynne] or Jamie Lynn and instead stayed in LA to work," a Spears family source tells "He doesn't get a dime from his daughters," the source says. "He busts his ass to take care of himself. That's why he's so furious with Lynne."

Jamie has been working long hours as a private chef to make a living while ex-wife Lynne, as Us Weekly reports in its latest issue arranged a $1 million deal with OK! magazine for the story of Jamie Lynn's pregnancy. Lynne also receives a percentage of her daughters' salaries. reported last week, per a source close to the family, that Jamie "refused to take any money and 'profit off of his children.'"

While in LA, Jamie has seen his grandchildren, Sean Preston and Jayden James, the sons of his daughter Britney and her ex-husband Kevin Federline, Us learned.


I think it is great the Jamie is making his own living and not living off his girls. Lynne should be a shamed of herself for living off her kids. And whatever happened to putting child celebs earnings into a trust so that they still have something when they grow up?

A Fast Food Christmas For The Brangelina Kids

The Brangelina brood had a finger lickin’ good Christmas in New Orleans. Days before the holiday Brad and Angelina were spotted strolling hand in hand as they shopped at Harry’s Corner and Santa’s Quarter in their French Quarter neighborhood. Later, Angelina took daughter Shiloh, 19 months, on a walk around town, letting her munch on Lay’s Chips and Cracker Jacks.

The actress — who has admitted, “I’m not much of a cook” – proved that point when she and Brad (in a white Nissan minivan) went through a McDonald’s drive-thru and picked up Happy Meals for their kids on Christmas Day. The day after Christmas, the family – sans Shiloh – hit the AMC Palace Theater to take in the family flick The Water Horse. And on the way home? They hit up another fast food restaurant: KFC.


Mischa Barton Arrested For DUI

TMZ confirmed that Mischa Barton has been arrested for DUI, possession of illegal narcotics and driving without a valid license. The former O.C. star was pulled over early this morning around 3:00 AM as she was driving in West Hollywood, Calif., and is still in custody, being held on $10,000 bail. The Inmate Info doc called her "Mischa Burton." The arrest was first reported by


Brit Won't Give Grandparents Gifts To The Boys

A bitter Britney Spears is still so upset with her parents, Jamie and Lynne Spears, that she would rather deprive her sons, Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1, of Christmas presents than let their grandparents be a part of their young lives. "Britney would not let her boys open the gifts from her mom and dad," a family insider told "Apparently she hid them, and she told [her ex-husband] Kevin [Federline] she might send them back to her parents un-opened."

But Kevin, who has maintained a relationship with his in-laws despite their difficulties with his ex, read the pop wreck the riot act during a phone conversation initiated by Britney on the night of December 25. "Kevin told her to stop acting like a spoiled brat," added the insider. "He asked her to give them to him and he would let them open them."

Upset with the aspiring rapper-actor, Britney then "bragged a lot about what she bought them just to piss him off, but Kevin expected her to do that," said the source. Luckily, "Santa" was good to the angelic children with troubled lives. Added the insider, "The kids got lots of toys, including some LeapFrog learning goodies and miniature cars."


Paris Hilton Will Get Less From Grandpa Than She Thought

Paris Hilton's future bank account has just taken an enormous hit – on account of her grandfather. Barron Hilton, the 80-year-old son of the founder of the worldwide hotel chain that carries the family name, has earmarked 97 percent of his vast fortune – nearly $2.3 billion – to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, to help the homeless with housing, find safe water in developing countries and assist other good causes around the world, it has been announced.

To Barron's heirs – who include Paris – will go the remaining three percent: some $69 million, which is said to be taxable. According to calculations by New York's Daily News, Paris, who once foresaw a $100 million inheritance, is now likely looking at $5 million.

In a statement, Barron Hilton said that his father, Conrad, had set the example and bequeathed 97 percent of his money to the charitable foundation, which the elder Hilton founded in 1944, "and I am proud to follow my father's example." Hilton has eight children and numerous grandchildren in addition to the 26-year-old celebrated Beverly Hills socialite.


Stars Out And About

Mom-to-be Jessica Alba kept herself fashionably covered after lunching – with boyfriend Cash Warren, NBA star Steve Nash and his wife Alejandra – at Jack n' Jill's in Beverly Hills on Wednesday.

Nothing like spending the holiday season with a best Friend! Jennifer Aniston stepped out for a pre-Christmas dinner with pal Courteney Cox (not pictured) at popular Beverly Hills eatery Mastro's Steakhouse.

Along with her "Pa" Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson visits an Aspen ski shop on Wednesday to stock up on cold-weather gear to keep warm during their family vacation.

They have the (stylish) blues! Gavin Rossdale and wife Gwen Stefani keep things bright and festive during a stroll through London's Soho neighborhood Thursday.

Are There Problems Between Katie And Nicole?

Is there a feud brewing between Katie Holmes and Nicole Kidman? Katie, the star of Mad Money, has been moving more and more into the role of mother to stepchildren Isabella, 15, and Connor, 13. "They call me Mom," she tells Parade. As Us Weekly reports this coincides with Kidman's confession on a British TV show that her two kids with Tom Cruise no longer "call me Mummy."

"It's Mum or sometimes Nicole. I'm like, 'Hey!'" she said. (Nicole's rep tells Us she was only "joking around.") "Isabella especially took to [Katie] right away," a source close to the family tells Us. Adding to the tension is the fact that Tom is raising his children as Scientologists, something the Catholic-raised Nicole is "not cool with," an insider tells Us.


American Idol Returns!

American Idol returns for its seventh season in a special two-night, four-hour season premiere Tuesday, Jan. 15 @ 8PM ET/PT and Wednesday, Jan. 16 @ 8PM ET/PT on FOX. The Hollywood round will air on Feb. 12 and the top 24 contestants will be announced on Feb. 13. The first performance episode, featuring the 12 male finalists, will air on Feb. 19, with the 12 female finalists taking the stage the following night. The top 12 finalists will perform for the first time on Tuesday, March 11! Who will be the next Jordin Sparks… or William Hung? Judges Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell will be back to help sway your opinion!


Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Fergie And Josh Duhamel Are Engaged

TMZ has learned exclusively that Josh Duhamel popped the question to leading lady Fergie. There's gonna be a W to the E to the D-D-I-N-G! Josh's rep confirmed the happy news to us, and would only say the Las Vegas star proposed to the singer "recently" -- and not on Christmas. She would not offer up any additional details. The two have been dating since 2004.


Stars Out And About: Celebrity Babies Edition

Model Heidi Klum and her 2-year-old son Henry -- who was entertained by a red balloon -- were spotted out in Aspen, Colorado over the weekend. The whole family is there for the Christmas holiday.

Actress Jennifer Garner and daughter Violet Anne, 2, were spotted out and about Wednesday in New York City. The pair stopped on their walk to purchase a bagel for Violet. Dad is actor Ben Affleck.

Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie take their older children Maddox, 6, Pax, 4, and Zahara, 3 next month, to see the movie The Waterhorse today at the AMC Palace Theater in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Actress Meg Ryan and daughter Daisy True, 3, shop at Whole Foods in Beverly Hills, California on Christmas Eve.

Actor Russell Crowe, wife Danielle Spencer, and their two sons, Charles 'Charlie', 4, and Tennyson, 17 months, were spotted playing at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, Austraila over the weekend.

Did Lynne Spears Destroy Her Daughters?

As the shock of Jamie Lynn Spears' teen pregnancy dissipates, questions of responsibility and blame have landed on her mother and manager, Lynne. "Jamie wanted something different for her life, and her mom put her in situations she didn't want to be in," Alexa Nikolas, Spears' Zoey 101 costar, tells Us Weekly. Unanimously, multiple friends and family say Jamie Lynn never wanted to be a star. "She never cared about celebrity," says one old family friend. "She preferred Kentwood [Louisiana]."

Meanwhile, says a family friend, Lynne "treats her girls like a piggy bank." Indeed, as soon as Jamie Lynn, 16, confided in her co-manager mother about her unexpected pregnancy, Lynne convinced her introverted daughter (to the displeasure of her father) to break the news to the world on the cover of OK! magazine. "Lynne knew OK! would pay the most," a source tells Us. "It was her decision." Which is why even Jamie Lynn's older sister Britney was kept out of the loop. "They didn't want her to screw up the deal," a family source tells Us.

Instead, Lynne shared the news with Britney's ex-husband Kevin Federline. From the start of Britney's career, Lynne, a former school teacher, made certain she received a percentage of money off both her daughters' deals, Us reports. "Lynne got all her money through those girls and loved it when it started rolling in," a source tells Us. "She's the only one with a Land Rover in Kentwood."


Jessica Simpson's Movie Bombs

Jessica Simpson may have set a record at the box office, but it is not the kind she would like. Her latest film, Blonde Ambition, co-starring Luke Wilson, took in just $1,190 over the weekend. BOMB! True, it was shown in only eight Texas theaters, but that's still an average of less than $50 per theater per day, meaning about six people showed up to see it in each location each day. On his TV Guide Online blog, film critic Ken Fox asked, "Doesn't someone like Jessica Simpson have more than 48 friends? What about that big Texas family of hers? ... Just how bad is this thing anyway?"


Jordan's Little Sister Is Ready To Steal The Spotlight

Sophie Price strips for her first sexy modelling shoot – and reveals the sort of curves that have made her big sister Jordan famous. The pretty teen has quit her long-term hairdressing job to get a boob op and become a glamour pin-up. And she reveals she has the front and determination to take her to the top, too, declaring: “I want to be as big as Jordan, but not in the boob department!” She hopes to emulate the success of her superstar sibling – real name Katie Price – by appearing on Page 3 and in Playboy.

Sophie, a curvy 34B, and launching her modeling career here in The Sun, says: “I’ve already started looking at places to have my boob job. I wouldn’t ever go massive like Kate – it would look ridiculous as I’m only a tiny 5ft 4in! I’d just like to go a bit bigger, maybe one size up to a C cup. I really like the bullet boob look at the moment. But I won’t be going topless just yet because it won’t leave me anywhere to go as a model – and that’s important to me.

Sophie went on to say, “I’d love to appear on Page 3 in the future. And although it's probably years off, it's one of my ambitions to follow in Kate's footsteps and model for Playboy. Kate did the American one and I think that’s a really big achievement. That’s definitely one of my goals – I’d love to be a Playboy girl. Bring it on, woo!”

Big sis Katie had her first of three boob jobs when she was 18 and is now a size 32D. But whatever Sophie decides to do, she knows she’ll have the backing of her famous sibling. She adds: “Kate’s been like, ‘Yeah go on, do it.’ She’s guiding me. But she has warned me that the operations are really painful and can leave you feeling sore. She’s also been giving me tips for posing in a way that makes your boobs look bigger – not that she ever needs to do that!”

Up until now, Sophie has been limited to photoshoots in swimwear and plain outfits because of her age. But she turned 18 earlier this month and is now ready to turn up the heat. Sophie says: “I can be so much more daring now I’m 18. t felt great being able to pose in such sexy lingerie at last. Kate’s going to love the pictures, especially this one of me in the knee-high boots.”


Could Brit Do Jail Time?

Paris Hilton has done it. Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie both (barely) did it. And then there's Michelle Rodriguez, Kiefer Sutherland... Heck, this year it seems like just about every celebrity has spent a little time in the gray-bar hotel. And if Britney Spears continues her past behaviour in her ongoing custody dispute, sources tell OK! she may very well end up spending some time in lockdown herself.

OK! has confirmed with sources close to the ongoing custody war between Britney and ex-hubby Kevin Federline that the pop star is — once again — scheduled next week to be deposed by K-Fed's lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan. However, as the mother of two has blown off over a half-dozen previously scheduled attempts at being deposed — including two depositions ordered by the court! — many insiders are convinced that she will be a no-show for this one as well. But considering the potentially dire consequences for Brit, she might want to think twice before oversleeping or calling in sick next week.

"She could go to jail for contempt of court if she refuses to show," one legal eagle confirms to OK!. "That would be extreme for a child custody hearing, but not outside the realm of possibility." More likely, explains the courtroom insider, K-Fed's team could ask the court to impose monetary sanctions on Britney, who is already footing the bill for Kevin's legal expenses!

As things stand right now, barring any more emergency hearings, lawyers for Britney and Kevin are not due back in court until February, with the final custody hearing expected to start April 9.


Dr. Phil Weighs In On Spears Clan

Ever the optimist concerning the Spears family, Dr. Phil McGraw commends matriarch Lynne Spears – despite the current controversy regarding her 16-year old daughter's pregnancy. "We know the Spears family, particularly the parents," he tells PEOPLE at Adrienne Maloof and Dr. 90210 Phil Nassif's holiday party in Beverly Hills on Saturday. "An asset that Britney and Jamie Lynn both have is a great and dedicated mother."

Dr. Phil admits that his friend is "troubled right now" but is "really looking for the positives in this." As her daughters live under the glare of public scrutiny and criticism, Lynne has "her feet squarely and solidly on the ground," he says. "They're a very strong, close-knit family," says Dr. Phil's wife Robin, "They're relying on each other." And with her book recently put on hold, Lynne is also drawing strength from her faith. "I talked to Lynne yesterday and she said they're turning to prayer, asked that I pray for them. That's how they're going to get through it."


Katherine Heigl Marries Josh Kelley In Utah

With a light snow falling outside, Katherine Heigl exchanged vows with musician Josh Kelley in scenic Park City, Utah. The private reception was witnessed by Grey's Anatomy costars T.R. Knight – who told PEOPLE it was "incredible and beautiful" – and Sandra Oh, as well as Private Practice star Kate Walsh and new husband Alex Young.

Taking place in a small, private tent at the Stein Eriksen Lodge, the nuptuals lasted about 30 minutes in an area decked out in white flowers and white candles. A walkway from the tent to the nearby reception was lined with white candles, illuminating the fresh snow. The ceremony was officiated by Unitarian minister Tom Goldsmith. Katherine walked down the aisle to an acoustic song written by Josh and performed by a cello and guitar players. According to a source, the bride and groom wrote their own vows. The bridesmaids wore red.

The two met in 2005 when Katherine appeared in a video for Josh's song "Only You." Josh an Augusta, Ga., native, told PEOPLE in November that he was excited about marrying the actress. "It's about showing someone you love that you're actually capable of the ultimate commitment," he said. "We're madly in love and she makes me excited to become married and to have a family and spend my life with someone. We're fairly opposite but we also share a lot of the same values."

The couple spent the week before their wedding making last minute preparations. On Wednesday, they spent the day running errands in Los Feliz, California and Katherine got her nails done at Fancy Nails. While there, she happily posed for photos before deciding on fire engine red polish for the big day. Afterwards, the two lunched at French bistro Figaro with Katherine's mom Nancy and Grey's costar T.R. Knight. On Friday, they met with Rev. Goldsmith at his church in Salt Lake. "Two friends were with them," says a source. "Katherine and Josh seemed happy and relaxed."


Britney's Pre-Christmas Weekend Craziness

In the wake of her little sister Jamie Lynn’s headline-grabbing pregnancy announcement, it seems Britney Spears has made every effort to turn the spotlight back on herself. The singer filled another weekend with late-night shopping trips, run-ins with paparazzi and wild driving – but still found time for her kids.

The adventure began just after midnight on Saturday morning, when she and a friend, her assistant Carla, left her Beverly Hills home in the singer's Mercedes – its headlights off and trunk open – and made the first of several stops at a Rite-Aid store in Hollywood, where Britney parked in a disabled-designated parking spot. "I have stuff I have to buy for my babies," Spears told photographers on her way in.

After testing – but not buying – deodorant sprays, she emerged, spending a total of $57.46, with Lucky Charms cereal, Purex laundry detergent, Mrs. Field's chocolate chip cookies and a 32-inch plush horse (regular price $29.99, marked down by 50 per cent) labeled "For ages 4 and up." Her "babies," Sean Preston and Jayden James, are 2 years and 15 months, respectively.

Brit then headed to Japanese restaurant Miyagi's on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. "Britney came here around 1:15 a.m. with a friend," restaurant manager Gator Lee told PEOPLE. "We had just closed the kitchen, but we opened it so she could get some food. She had chicken teriyaki and shrimp tempura. She didn't have anything to drink, no alcohol . . . She seemed fine, actually great." Britney ended up taking the food to go because the restaurant was closing, Lee said, and drove to her Malibu home. Brit and friend were later back at the Beverly Hills house by 5 a.m.

The next night, Britney drove a white Mini Cooper to Tony Taverna restaurant in Malibu. After dinner, she made a sudden stop to take a picture of a graffiti mural in Malibu with a digital camera. There, Britney had an angry encounter with paparazzi. "Move so I can take a picture. I'm just like you," she's heard saying photographers in a video clip posted on But when the cameramen wouldn’t get out of the way, Brit screamed, cursed and slammed her camera on the hood of a nearby car before driving off.

Minutes later, she returned. Apparently, Britney lost the camera's memory card and was back to find it. Luckily, one of the photographers had the card and returned it. Then, Brit slipped into the passenger side of a silver Mercedes belonging to a photographer and sped off, her assistant following her boss's Mini Cooper.

The photographer and Britney – now dressed in a tight leopard-print dress and a pink wig – reappeared in separate cars later that night at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, where they spent several hours inside before he left without her. After checking out from the Peninsula Hotel at 9 a.m. on Sunday, the late-night antics were over.

Britney returned to her Beverly Hills house with her assistant to await the arrival of sons Sean Preston, and Jayden James who were dropped off with at noon for a previously scheduled visit. Brit and her boys spent the afternoon inside the gated community in Beverly Hills. The singer's sons were scheduled to return to Kevin's Tarzana home at noon on Sunday.


Lost Star Michelle Rodriguez Starts Jail Sentence

Lost star Michelle Rodriguez checked herself into Lynwood Jail Sunday afternoon to begin serving her 180 day jail sentence for violating her probation. The actress was on probation for a variety of crimes, including DUI and hit and run. She violated that probation when she failed to provide proof of completion of her community service, and when she consumed alcohol three times while wearing an alcohol monitoring device. Whoops!

The judge who sentenced Michelle back in October specifically said that she was not be granted a work furlough, early release or home confinement and must remain in jail for the entire 180 days. Lynwood is the same jail in which Paris Hilton did her time earlier this year. Last year, Michelle was sentenced to 60 days in jail, but because of overcrowding she was released the same day she went in.


Saturday, December 22, 2007

Britney Reads Mama The Riot Act Over Little Sister's Pregnancy

Britney Spears called up her mother, Lynne, and read her the riot act after receiving the news of Jamie Lynn’s pregnancy on Tuesday, a source tells The phone call apparently lasted several minutes and was almost completely dominated by Britney.

“Britney basically went off on her the entire time, blaming her for her and Jamie Lynn's messed up life,” says the insider. “It was a very hurtful call.” Though Britney and her mother co-authored the 2000 memoir Heart to Heart, the two have been estranged since February, when the family forced her into Promises rehab facility against her will. “Britney feels like they have all abandoned her in her time of need,” says the source. “She felt, and still feels, completely left out of the family.”

The pop star has even forbidden her parents from seeing their grandsons, Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1 (though Kevin Federline lets them visit when the children are in his custody). It’s a decision that Britney may come to regret once her niece or nephew is born. “Because Lynne has been refused visits with Britney when she has the boys, Lynne will make sure she has more control over Jamie Lynn's baby,” the family insider tells

So is there any hope for a Spears reconciliation? "Britney needs to get over her petty family issues. She needs to get help with her issues so that she can be a part of not only Jamie Lynn and her baby's life but her own boys’ lives as well.”


Britney bashes Lynne's parenting which isn't great, but does Britney forgot her bad parenting? Well Brit here are a few reminders...

Stars Out And About

Thursday evening Britney Spears dropped by a Hollywood souvenir shop to pick up some items suited for a little one, though a source says she's still in shock over sister Jamie Lynn's pregnancy.

Jessica Simpson donned an oversized plaid pullover to dine with friends at Yutaka Sushi Bistro in Dallas, Texas, Thursday.

After rubbing elbows with Jack Nicholson on the West Coast, John Mayer was kicking up his feet with the paparazzi Thursday outside New York's Waverly Inn.

Before heading to Telluride for the holidays, Tom Cruise leaves the family at home for a dinner at Beverly Hills steakhouse Cut on Thursday.