More legal woes for Britney Spears

Crying Britney SpearSuperior Court Commissioner Scott Gordon granted Kevin Federline attorney, Vincent Kaplan, an in-chambers ex-parte hearing Thursday morning that was also attended by a representative from the office of Britney Spears' attorney, Sorrel Trope 29 September 2007.

Federline filed for enhanced custody of the couple's two sons citing safety concerns in view of Britney's erratic behavior and lifestyle. Commissioner Scott Gordon is presiding over the case, on 8 Aug 2007.

The Thursday hearing is possibly linked to a new set of charges filed on September 21st by the office of Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo. According to Access Hollywood.

Britney was charged with misdemeanor hit and run and causing property damage for a parking lot incident on August 6 in which she hit a parked car while pulling in but made no attempt to contact the owner of the car.

The charges filed also mention that at the time of the incident Britney did not have a valid California driver's license.

Spears was photographed behind the wheel of a car with her two sons Jayden and Sean Preston in the back seat, On Tuesday (September 25)

It is possible Britney has obtained a valid driving license since the 6 Aug 2007 parking lot incident. If not, she may well have dug herself deeper into a hole and that could well be what the ex-parte hearing is all about.


Britney Spears Turns Cameras On Paparazzi.

Britney Spear in BikiniBritney Spears Turns Cameras On Paparazzi....

Troubled pop star Britney Spears has sought revenge on the paparazzi - by filming the photographers' every move.

The Toxic hitmaker gleefully recorded photographers with her new hand-held camcorder as they waited for her outside a Mexican restaurant in Los Angeles on Wednesday (26Sep07).

The singer looked triumphant as she pointed the camera in shocked snappers' faces, sparking rumours she is making a documentary about her life.

the 26-year-old mimicked the photographers who 'hound' her on a daily basis, telling them, "You guys are beautiful!".


Mariah Carey's breast assistant

Mariah CareyMariah Carey has a personal assistant who is solely responsible for her breast tape.

The 'Hero' singer attended the VH1 Save the Music Foundation 10th Anniversary Gala in New York on Thursday night (20.09.07) with an entourage of nine people, including a helper to ensure her ample boobs remain covered up at all times.

A source told the New York Daily News newspaper: "One assistant was in charge of dishing out breast tape, another wore a belt with brushes and hair spray and another one had portable heated rollers. The bathroom was shut down for 10 minutes for Mariah to be primped and preened.

"She also had several massive bodyguards surrounding her all night.

"As she made her way around the party her entourage marched in front, holding back other guests who included John Mayer and Jon Bon Jovi and shouted, 'Get out of the way! Mariah's coming!' "

The 38-year-old singer showed off her new svelte figure in a tight purple gown at the party, which she revealed was down to a diet of bland soups and water aerobics.

Mariah said: "My secret is bleak diets, basically soups and fish prepared really blandly.

"I have a wonderful trainer whose name is Patricia, she lives in St. Barts, poor girl. People say to me, 'Only you would fly someone from St. Barts in the Caribbean to New York to work out.' We do water aerobics mostly.

"I don't feel like you have to be a size zero. We should all just embrace who we are physically. I'm not supposed to be a stick figure girl. It's just not me."


Jennifer Lopez's Dorchester demands

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez has made a series of bizarre demands during her stay at London's Dorchester Hotel.

The singer-and-actress, who this week was reported to be 12 weeks pregnant, has had staff working overtime to cater for her every whim, including humidifiers to keep her comfortable and a variety of food.

Among the demands are soft-bake chocolate chip cookies, spicy brown mustard, Dentyne Ice spearmint chewing gum, three varieties of Coke (caffeine-free, regular and diet) and cherry tomatoes.

The 38-year-old star also requested her favourite Jo Malone Grapefruit and Lime Blossom candles and two oscillating fans - to help keep the suite at her preferred 26ºC for her entire two-day stay.

J.Lo, who is in London to promote her upcoming album, 'Brave', and new single, 'Do It Well', hit the West End for an album launch party last night(20.09.07).

She told MTV: "I'm really excited about this album. The first single will be out this summer. And, you know, it's very different from my Spanish album.

"The Spanish album was kind of an opportunity to get away from what I do on my English albums, to kind of express a different side of myself."

Despite pregnancy rumours, J.Lo's husband Marc Anthony denied they are expecting their first child together, saying: "Everyone calls about this story every month with the hopes they'll hit the mark, but no. No."

Jennifer Lopez's Dorchester Hotel demands:

2 humidifiers and 2 oscillating fans to maintain 26ºC temperature

Jo Malone Grapefruit and Lime Blossom candles

3 wardrobe racks and coat hanger, clothing steamer, iron, ironing board, desk, table, chair, mirror, lamps

Microwave, coffee maker, hot water pot, toaster, oven

Plates, bowls, glasses, coffee cups, thermos cups, silverware, napkins

White or red roses, or white lilies

12 bottles of water

Soft baked chocolate chip cookies

Sour cream and onion crisps

Ready salted crisps

Fruit platter: mangoes, green seedless grapes, pineapple, honeydew melon, watermelon, strawberries

Vegetable platter: carrots, celery, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, lemon wedges, ranch dressing

Plain M+M's

David's or Planters sunflower seeds

Ritz crackers

Dentyne Ice spearmint chewing gum

Mayonnaise, spicy brown mustard, maple syrup, tomato ketchup, butter, jam, salt, pepper, sugar

Breakfast: scrambled eggs, bacon, potatoes, pancakes, white toast, regular and decaf coffee

Penta/Smart bottled water

Caffeine-free Coke, regular Coke, Diet Coke, ginger ale, Red Bull

Apple, orange, cranberry juice

Coors Lite beer

Honey and lemon wedges

Caffeine free peppermint tea

Gatorade or Powerade: orange and fruit punch flavour

Carnation Coffeemate Fat Free Hazelnut creamer

Whole/skimmed milk

Café Bustello decaf and regular coffee


Naomi Campbell's racism claims

Naomi Campbell has accused British Vogue of snubbing her because she is black, despite gracing its cover eight times.

The supermodel joined other black style icons - including Iman, Andre Leon Talley and Tracy Reese - on the panel of the Blacks in Fashion event on Friday, where she claimed the magazine has repeatedly refused to put her on their cover.

Naomi said: "I've never been on the cover of British Vogue and I've asked a million times and they've always refused me.

"They'll put the same white model for half the year, I swear like six times, but wouldn't put me on once in my own country. But I still want my British Vogue cover!"

Despite her claims, Naomi has been on the cover of British Vogue eight times since 1987 - twice with other models, once with hip-hop mogul P. Diddy and five times on her own.

The 37-year-old catwalk queen also claims she has struggled to get ahead in the fashion industry because of her ethnic origin.

She said: "The only time they care about black models is in February because it is Black History Month.

"Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington would go to big designers and say, 'If you don't pick Naomi to be in your show, then I don't want to be in it.' That's how I got Prada and Helmut Lang.

"The only reason I got the cover of French Vogue was because Yves Saint Laurent called up and told them he'd pull his ads if they didn't. So of course I got the cover."


Eve Launches Film Production Company.

Eve HyperEve Launches Film Production Company....

Rapper/actress Eve is launching her own film production company later this year (07) - so she can retire from the entertainment industry financially secure.

The 28-year-old has forged a successful career as a screen star with roles in Barber Shop, Xxx and The Woodsman, and although she has no plans to quit Hollywood just yet, she admits setting up her own production firm is all in preparation for the future.

She tells, "I still read scripts regularly and I actually have a movie production company that I'm developing with two of my girlfriends right now.

"I love movies and acting so when I'm ready for kids and marriage later on, I want it to be my stability and my life.".


Jessica Alba reveals fond of downing bottles

Jessica AlbaActress Jessica Alba has revealed to a secret vice - she is fond of downing bottles of whisky. The Hollywood beauty criticizes people who collect bottles of distilled liquor for she considers it to be a waste of alcohol.

Instead, she would rather drink it. "I drink it with friends and my father. What's the point of collecting it when you are not going to enjoy it,” Contactmusic quoted Alba, as saying.

"It is such a short life that you might as well enjoy it," she added. The actress, who won the female hottie award at the Teen Choice Awards, once asserted that she has one healthy habit of drinking a lot of water.

The 26-year-old actress is best known for her roles in Dark Angel, Sin City, Fantastic Four, Into the Blue and Idle Hands.


Witherspoon had panic attacks after divorce

Reese WitherspoonActress Reese Witherspoon has opened up about her divorce from actor Ryan Philipe and reveals that it was pretty painful.

After the split, the Oscar winning actress had panic attacks for about a month.

She said: 'Right around Christmas time I was sitting in a parking lot and I felt like I just couldn't get out of the car. I thought, okay, half of the parking lot has dealt with this. Okay, let's make it a little bigger - half of this city has dealt with this. Okay, let's make it a little bigger - half of this country, until I finally got out of the car.'

She compared the moment to a scene from her movie 'Walk the Line', for which she won an Oscar, saying: 'There's this moment in 'Walk The Line' where June Carter says, 'I was never aware of how much I was seen.'

'I was very aware of how much I was seen. It was this moment of self-discovery and loss of identity and who was stepping out of the car, you know? Who is that person?'


My boobs are sagging, Charlize says

Charlize TheronHollywood star Charlize Theron is terrified her breasts are sagging.

The 32-year-old actress believes she has turned wrinkly and developed droopy boobs since turning 30.

She said: "I'm 32 and as you get older you get wrinkles and your boobs sag. You get wisdom too, so it's not all bad. But you can't really do anything about ageing."

The South African star also revealed her body issues are putting her off motherhood.

She said: "Getting pregnant doesn't excite me, but having kids does. I know I'll be a mother one day.

"It's just that I don't really want to look like a whale!

"But I'm sure the idea of something growing inside you is pretty powerful."

Theron is not the first star to express concerns over the impact of childbirth and the pull of gravity on their breasts.

Singer-and-actress Jessica Simpson, 27, recently said: "If I have kids and my breasts end up hanging to my waist, that's when I might start to think about having something done to them. Right now, they're perky and cute!"

Theron's new film In the Valley of Elah - in which she plays a police officer - is due out later this year.


Kelly Rowland Shocked By Death Hoax.

Kelly RowlandKelly Rowland Shocked By Death Hoax....

Kelly Rowland was shocked when rumours began circulating that she was dead.

The 26-year-old returned from a trip to Asia earlier this year (07) to hear messages on her phone from her concerned and hysterical family, who believed she had passed away.

Rowland says, "My family hadn't spoken to me for 20 hours, so they were very worried. When I got off the plane, they'd left messages on my phone crying and asking me where I was and what was going on.

"It was scary for them. I have no idea how the rumour started but I made sure I put an end to it immediately".


A bleary Britney kicks off MTV Awards

Britney kicks off MTV AwardsSomewhere, Kevin Federline is laughing.

An out-of-shape, out-of-touch Britney Spears delivered what was destined to be the most talked about performance of the MTV Video Music Awards — but for all the wrong reasons. Kicking off the show Sunday night with her new single, "Gimme More," Spears looked bleary and unprepared — much like her recent tabloid exploits on the streets of Los Angeles.

She lazily walked through her dance moves with little enthusiasm. It appeared she had forgotten the entire art of lip-synching; and, perhaps most unforgivable given her once taut frame, she looked embarrassingly out of shape.

Even the celebrity-studded audience seemed bewildered. 50 Cent looked at Spears with a confused expression; Diddy, her new best friend, was expressionless.

Some comeback.

The VMAs was hoping to reinvent itself on Sunday. After suffering poor reviews and a decline in ratings over the last few years, MTV moved the show to Las Vegas' Palms Casino, shortened the show from three hours to two, and changed the show's setup to focus more on performances than awards.

Dancing Britney SpearTo that end, Justin Timberlake and Timbaland, Kanye West, Fall Out Boy and the Foo Fighters were each hosting four separate suite parties, where much of the show's performances would be held.

suite was packed with revelers, alcohol and eight lingerie-clad stripper types on raised platforms. Before he accepted the Quadruple Threat of the Year award at his suite, the DJ summoned the partygoers to watch the monitor and go crazy if Timberlake won.

He did, they did, and Timberlake said: "I want to challenge MTV to play more videos!" Then he was whisked away by bodyguards and disappeared.

Meanwhile, Rihanna won Monster Single of the Year for her ubiquitous hit "Umbrella," and Beyonce and Shakira won Most Earthshattering Collaboration for "Beautiful Liar."

Other performers were appearing on the show's main stage, in front of an industry-only audience seated at tables, like at the Golden Globes.

Britney Spear in BikiniThe Palms' casino floor, already glittering with slot machines and blinking lights, was transformed into a dazzling red carpet, as the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Kid Rock, Paris Hilton, Jennifer Garner and a newly blond Nelly Furtado were among those who posed for the cameras.

And Nicole Scherzinger, making her solo debut from the Pussycat Dolls, gave a performance for the gawking fans, performing her new single with the rapper Lil' Wayne.

While Spears' performance was a showcase, others were delivered in snippets: Akon crooned a bit of his "Smack That" before an award was announced, while the cameras zoomed in on performances from Fall Out Boy and the Foo Fighters mid-performance in their suites, giving viewers the sense that they had happened upon an intimate concert.


Michael Jacksons New Song 'Fake'

Michael Jacksons New Song 'Fake'A song touted as the first new release from MICHAEL JACKSON in four years is a fake, according to the pop superstar's representative.

Radio bosses at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania station 93.1 Kiis FM aired dance track Mamacita, which contains segments sung in Spanish, earlier this week (begs03Sep07), and claimed it was Jackson's work.

However, the King Of Pop's spokesman Raymone Bain denies Mamacita is a Jackson song, telling Eurweb that he "has not released any music yet".


Keira Knightley Thrives on Bad Reviews

Keira Knightley FashionKeira Knightley thrives on bad reviews as they make her work harder.

The star of new movie Atonement admits she can't help checking out her bad press - but tries to use it to improve her performances.

She says: "I seem to have a homing device in me that leads me to absolutely every bad review that I've ever received.

"If I'm sitting in a hairdresser I'll pick up the one thing that has horrific stuff about me in it.

"Which in one sense is incredibly difficult, but in the other constantly makes me go, 'Get better! Get better! Get better!"

The actress also agreed with recent criticism of her debut performance in bend it like Beckham. The star claimed that her performance was bad on every level.

However the actress has recieved nothing but praise for her performance in Atonement, which opened Venice film Festival, with many critics labelling her as an Oscar contender.


Miyoshi Umeki Dies Aged 78

Miyoshi Umeki DeadOscar-winning actress Miyoshi Umeki has died of cancer. She was 78.

The Sayonara star passed away at a nursing home in Licking, Missouri last Tuesday (28Aug07), her son Michael Hood confirmed.

The Japanese actress made history in 1958 by becoming the first Asian actress to win an Academy Award when she won Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Sayonara.

A year after her Oscar win the actress was nominated for a Tony award for her performance in Flower Drum Song on Broadway.

She only appeared in four more films including the big screen version of Flower Drum Song before turning to television.

After starting her career in Japan, Umeki moved to the U.S. in the 1950s and married Frederick Winfield Opie in 1958.

After divorcing Opie, Umeki married writer/director Randall Hood in 1968 and retired from acting shortly afterwards.

Umeki is survived by her son Michael and two grandchildren.


Britney Spears' abuse claims dropped

Britney SpearsBritney Spears will not face child abuse charges.

The 'Toxic' singer's lawyer Laura Wasser, who attended a custody hearing with Britney's ex-husband Kevin Federline, confirmed the action has been dropped but wouldn't reveal details of the accusations.

Speaking outside the courthouse yesterday, Wasser said: "It does not appear the county will pursue any action at this time. I don't know who made the complaints, but I am trying to find out."

Officials at the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services did not comment on the complaints.

Both Wasser and Kevin's attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan refused to reveal what was discussed in yesterday's private hearing, but said they were pleased with the outcome.

Britney and Kevin will have at least three more court hearings this year in their custody battle for their two sons, including appearances on September 14, November 26 and December 18.

The courts will review independent evaluations and consider Kevin's request for primary custody of 23-month-old Sean Preston and Jayden James, 11 months.


Paris Hilton's baby deadline

Paris Hilton's baby deadlineParis Hilton has vowed to have children by next year.

The hotel heiress, who is currently single, is ready to become a mother and is preparing her body so it is in prime condition for conceiving.

She said in an interview with Elle magazine: "I want kids next year, so I've got to get my body ready."

Paris also revealed when she was serving her 23-day prison sentence in the summer her fellow inmates expressed disbelief she had been locked up.

The blonde - who was jailed for driving with a suspended licence - added: "One said to me, 'It's ridiculous you're in here. I'm in here for murder.' "

It was recently reported that Paris, 26, had been feeling broody since close friend Nicole Richie fell pregnant.

A source said: "Paris told me, 'I want lots of babies and a more simple life away from the celebrity spotlight. I did a lot of soul-searching about my partying and then I heard Nicole was pregnant and I decided it's time for me to grow up and take responsibility - and the best way to do that is to become a mother.' "

Paris recently spoke out about Nicole's pregnancy, saying her 'Simple Life' co-star will make a great mother.

She gushed: "She's really happy. I know she's going to be the best mom ever."


Heath Ledger splits with partner Williams

Heath Ledger Australian actor Heath Ledger has split with his actress partner Michelle Williams, the US Weekly website has reported.

The couple who met on the set of Brokeback Mountain in 2005, have a daughter, Matilda, aged 23 months.

A source close to the couple was quoted in US Weekly as saying that Ledger and javascript:void(0)
Publish PostWilliams, who is American, "quietly and amicably split a few weeks ago".

"The relationship had been rocky recently. They tried very hard to make it work but finally decided to separate. They just grew apart."

"They have a beautiful daughter and they are both committed to being great parents."

There was no comment from Ledger orWilliams.


Heidi Klum Refuses To Travel For Work.

Heidi KlumHeidi Klum Refuses To Travel For Work....

Supermodel Heidi Klum is so determined to give her children a stable life - she refuses to work outside Los Angeles.

The German beauty is turning down well paid jobs that require a lot of travelling because she wants to spend as much time as she can with her family.

She says, "Before, it was all about me. Now it's about the children. I try to stay in one place and make everyone come to me.

"Like my agent called and said he had a job in Australia that's really good money. But I don't care. I don't want to go.

"I have to make a rhythm for my children here and in LA."


Snoop Dogg To Present Mtv Europe Awards

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg To Present Mtv Europe Awards....

Snoop Dogg is set to host the upcoming Mtv Europe Music Awards in Germany.

The rapper, real name Calvin Broadus Jnr, will introduce acts and presenters at the star-studded event at Munich's Olympia Halle on 1 November (07).

He says, "I've called up the homeys from East to West and I guarantee it's gonna be off tha chain, ya dig?"

Broadus was unable to fulfil his presenting duties at the Mtv Australia Video Music Awards in April (07) after he was banned from entering the country by immigration officials, citing his prior criminal convictions as evidence of poor character.


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