Another Independence Day has come and gone and this was the first 4th of July in a long time that Britney Spears spent truly independent of anyone else. Last year she was still with Kevin Federline but this year she's fancy, free and single. There are rumors going around that Britters hooked up with some dude while she was chillin' in rehab and we've yet to see what this guy looks like (or if he even exists, for that matter). BUT, Brit Brit was snapped in the car with a new older gentleman yesterday ... whether or not this is her new dude remains the question:
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As much as I'd love to see Britney happily settled down again, I don't think this guy is a good fit for her. He looks a little long in the tooth, if you ask me. Maybe this is just a new friend ... or another Spears cousin come out of the woodwork. UGH, if this guy turns out to be a new love interest AND a Spears cousin I'm going to absolutely lose it! [Source]
Update: I failed to recognize that the dude in these pics is actually Britney's bodyguard (remember the one who helped her catch Sean Preston from falling into the street all those months ago?) and not her new lurve interest. Hey, you can't really blame me -- he's missing his porn 'stache.
In other Britney news, The Star is reporting that the mysterious letter that Britney hand delivered to her mother last week was, in fact, a poem chastising mama Lynne Spears for not being a good mother to Britney:
Britney Spears has put her fury with her mother into verse. The "Toxic" singer has been angry with Lynne Spears because she felt her mother pushed her into rehab. Now, Spears has written a bitter poem entitled "Dear Mama" and delivered it to her mother, according to the Star. In the poem, Spears lamented "that she did't have a mom anymore and she couldn't imagine a mother doing what she did to her child," a source told the tab. Spears delivered the verse, along with legal papers, to her mother on June 28 on the set of kid sister, Jamie Lynn's television show, "Zoey 101". The two are reportedly also battling over the affections of Jamie Lynn. "Britney said, 'Here Momma, I just wanted to see your face,'" a source told Star. "Then she got into her car and drove off. Lynne went into the trailer and broke down in tears."
The report goes on to discuss a reported CD containing private conversations between Lynne Spears and Kevin Federline talking about how they were working against Britney -- a CD that was created by a private investigator hired by Britney. Damn, this whole mess sounds horrible! As much as I'd love to see a reconciliation happen, this mountain of drama seems pretty insurmountable.
Blah ... in happier news, Paris Hilton spent her Independence Day hanging out with friends in Malibu, CA yesterday. At first it looks like Paris was keeping to herself inside the house (which seems a bit telling, since she just spent her whole Hawaiian vacation essentially by herself) but then eventually came outside to mingle with friends:
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It looks like Paris is easing into life on the outside again. While I'm hoping that Paris really decides to take a less social outlook on life from this point on, I doubt that she'll really stay a wallflower for long. I mean, look at that dress. She is covered pretty much from head to toe -- AT THE BEACH. Who knows how long this conservative and demure Paris Hilton will last but I'm guessing not very long. [Source]
The other newly freed Hollywood "It" Girl, Lindsay Lohan, also spent her Independence Day at the beach in Malibu, CA (right next to Paris's party) at the Polaroid Beach House (apparently, Paris even stopped by the beach house to mend fences with Lindsay now that they are both sisters in rehabilitation or something). Here are a few pictures of Lindsay with a bunch of friends, including her little sister Ali, and a very hot-looking new male friend:
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I understand Calum Best was partying at the beach house with Lindsay and her friends but I doubt that she was very interested in him with this hot hunk of man to occupy her time. Hmm ... I suppose the best way for L. Lo to keep her mind off her former addictions would be to bizzy herself with a distraction ... a distraction with nice pecs and hot abs :D [Source]
Well now ... I guess all the Hollywood "It" Girls spent their 4th of July at the beach yesterday ... here are pictures of Hilary Duff at her beach party entertaining a few guests -- like Brody Jenner?!
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Interesting ... from what I understand, Brody was at the beach as well and was invited (or crashed) Hilary's party. Now, this wouldn't be all that strange except for the fact that ... [Source]
... Hilary and Brody coincidentally spent some time hanging out together earlier in the week. The pair emerged together (but not together) from Joseph's on Tuesday night:
So lemme get this straight ... these two are partying together one night, then partying together the next day. While this may not necessarily be a recipe for romance (yet) it does show that they like spending time together. Hmm ... it would be very interesting if Hilary ended up dating Brody ... especially since Joel Madden (Hilary's ex) is now with Nicole Richie (Brody's ex). Hollywood is so high school -- I love it! [Source]
One last bit of Hollywood "It" Girl news, Hayden Panettiere (as we know) was in Washington DC (remember those fug boots?) to sing the National Anthem at The Capitol Fourth Concert which aired on PBS last night. Here are a few pics of Hayden sangin' her booty off for America's birthday:
Well, I guess not all the Hollywood "It" Girls spent the 4th at the beach ... the good girls, like Hayden, actually devoted some time and energy to celebrate our Nation's independence. So sweet. [Source]
Anyways, while Hil and Bro might be hooking up, it appears that the fairytale romance betwixt Kate Moss and Pete Doherty has finally met the obstacle that it couldn't overcome. After Kate heard that Pete cheated on her with another woman, she packed up his shit and threw his ass out ... at long last, PeteMoss is finally dunzo ... I think:
I dunno ... I just have a hard time believing that they are really kaput. As I mentioned before, the two of them have been thru so much crazy shizz together that I honestly think they'll end up together again. BUT, for now, I guess it's safe to say that they are dunzo, at least for now ... [Source]
... especially when you take into account that not only has Kate had all of Pete's things removed from her home but that she's already gone so far as to change the locks on the house. Here are a couple pictures of where Pete is REPORTEDLY supposed to be living now that he's essentially homeless:
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According to reports, this is where Pete is "housing" all of this worldly possessions now that Kate gave him the boot. I gotta admit, this new living situation seems sadly appropriate for Mr. Doherty. [Source, Source]
When one PeteMoss ends, another celeb couple begins ... word has it that Kim Porter, P. Diddy's babymama, has left him because he has been spending an awful lot of time with another woman ... who, it turns out, is actually Sienna Miller:
Sienna Miller has found herself at the centre of another relationship crisis - and this time she's rumoured to be the 'other woman'. The actress whose own much documented relationship with fellow actor Jude Law imploded following his fling with ex-wife Sadie Frost's nanny, was seen locked in a tight embrace with rapper P Diddy at the afterparty for the Concert for Diana arousing further speculation as to the exact nature of their 'friendship'. Sienna is in the firing line following reports that music mogul Diddy's longtime girlfriend Kim Porter has called time on their on-off relationship amid persistent rumours of a dalliance with the Factory Girl star. If true, it's an unfortunate case of deja vu for long-suffering Porter. Diddy - real name Sean Combs - split with Porter for several years after he cheated on her with singer and actress Jennifer Lopez. Dang ... poor Kim. Didn't she *just* give birth to twin girls with Diddy? I gotta admit, I have a hard time seeing Sienna Miller with P. Diddy ... whatever in the world would they have to talk about? [Source]
Here are a couple pictures of Emma Watson and Rupert Grint at the Parisian premiere of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix yesterday afternoon:
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I s'ppose Mr. Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, couldn't be bothered to attend. Ah well, he's makin' a buttload of bank these days ... I guess he's really in the position to do pretty much whatever the hell he wants. [Source]
Al Gore, III was arrested this week for possession of narcotics after he was pulled over by police for driving at speeds up to 100 MPH in his eco-friendly hybrid car, the Toyota Prius. Well, if you're gonna embarrass your high profile political father, the least you could do is do so in an environmentally sound vehicle. Here is Al's mugshot:
Al Gore III, the 24-year-old son of Al Gore was arrested on suspicion of drug possession today. The former second-in-command's son was pulled over after allegedly driving his Prius 100 miles an hour down an Orange County freeway. (At least he was driving a Prius!) When deputies searched the car they found pot, along with Valium, Xanax, Vicodin and Adderall. He is currently being held at the Santa Ana Inmate Reception Center on $20,000 bail. Yikes! Apparently, Mr. Gore, III was arrested previously in 2003 for marijuana possession ... it looks like he picked up a few new habits since then. Who knew that the Gore kids were such hard partiers? Al here sounds like he could even hang with the Bush twins. [Source]
Filming continues in Chicago, IL on the new movie The Dark Knight, as is evidenced by these brightly colored boats docked at Navy Pier in downtown Chi-town:
It seems pretty clear that these boats/ships/whatever come from the Joker's armada of vehicles. The colors are exactly the same as the gas mask that Joker gives to Vicki Vale in the original Batman movie (from 1989) when he gasses the Gotham Art Museum. While I would prolly remember this anyways (since I am such a huge Batman fan), my memory is pretty fresh because I just watched the film last night on AMC. It's so funny to watch that film and compare it to the way Batman is portrayed now. Back then, it was the coolest movie ... now it looks utterly ancient. I can't wait to see what Heath Ledger's Joker will be like, especially when compared to the way Jack Nicholson portrayed him in the original movie. [Source]
Here are a few more pictures from Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo's hot tub romp that took place down in Mexico when they were on vacay last week:
It appears that La-Nessa were getting pretty amorous in these pics. I'm not sure but I think that Vanessa must've dropped something into the water and that is why you can't see her head in that third pic ... maybe she dropped the soap? LOL at the leg, BTW. I don't know that we'll get to see much more from this little trist but ... there's always hope. At least we got a bit more Lachey crack to peep out. [Source]
And finally, the Spice Girls have posted a letter to their fans on their official website thanking them for their enormous support and providing some clarification on how ticket sales for their just announced world tour will be handled:
Boo! Does this mean that tickets won't go on sale like normal? That only selected entrants will be allowed to purchase tickets? Personally, this sounds like a crock of bull ... whoever heard of entering a contest in order to be able to buy tickets? I really hope they rethink this strategy, I don't know that they should be upsetting fans before they even get to work on their reunion. [Source]
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