US Weekly seems particularly scathing in their attack on mama Lynne Spears ... tho, they do have a point. I expected folks to speak ill of Lynne Spears and her mothering skills (particularly when you consider how effed up Britney Spears turned out ... and now Jamie-Lynn) but their point about how the pregnancy story was sold (to a different tabloid, I might add) for $1 million dollars it's a valid one. It seems like it was a matter of, Oh shizz! This is horrible news ... the least we can do is make money off of it. Additionally, OK! magazine has already bought the rights to photograph JL and her new baby once it's born ... it does sound like shady biz. Tho, US Weekly can't get all that hight and mighty ... had they been able to buy the story and subsequent photoshoot they wouldn't be calling her out like this (OK! magazine would prolly be doing it). Star magazine, on the other hand, isn't aiming their guns at Mama Lynne ... they're going after JL herself. In their new issue, the magazine is making the claim that Casey Aldridge isn't the father of the baby ... he is merely being paid by the Spears family to say he's the father to hide the fact that an older executive on JL's show Zoey 101 is the actual babydaddy: The father of Jamie Lynn Spears baby is NOT boyfriend Casey Aldridge, according to shocking reports from the U.S. News that Britney's sister was pregnant at 16 - under the legal age for sex in the U.S. - forced 18-year-old Casey into hiding. But now Star magazine insists that the teenager may not be the dad - and that Spears' friends and family think it is an older man who would face statutory rape charges. Friends have said that Jamie Lynn was no longer even seeing Casey - and family members told Star that they believe the real father is a much older executive at her children's TV show 'Zoey 101'. "Casey is being paid off to be the family's fall guy while the real father remains unidentified," Star magazine insists. They say the real reason is that an older man could be charged with statutory rape if revealed to be the father of an under-aged girl's baby. But in Jamie Lynn’s home state of Louisiana, Casey would escape charges because a 16-year-old can legally have sex with someone less than two years older than her. Conveniently, Casey falls under the bar by just 26 days. "The man many suspect is the father, however, would face charges and probably prison time if he were to come forward and admit he had sex with her," Star magazine states. The magazine quotes "two separate Spears family insiders" who believe the father is someone who works on Jamie Lynn's kids' show. "Jamie Lynn has been working on Zoey since she was 13," one of the sources said. "In Hollywood, little girls grow up fast, and she is no exception. With everything that has gone on in her family, she needed someone to look up to. But the man she found seems to have completely taken advantage of her." Another family source added: "Some of us have doubts as to the legitimacy of the claim that Casey is the father." Even Casey recently posted on his own MySpace that he was feeling "blah" about his love life, and added: "Me and Jamie are over ..." In fact, Star claims he had a pregnancy scare with a different girl and had to confess to Jamie Lynn. "Casey is a serial cheater who has lied to Jamie Lynn time and time again," a close friend told the magazine. "This past spring, he was forced to tell Jamie Lynn that he'd cheated on her and gotten that girl pregnant." In fact, Star even insists Casey was openly dating yet another girl at the same time as he was supposed to be romancing Spears. "Yes, my sister is dating Casey - they've been dating for a while," said Kevin Seals of his sister Whitney Seals ... No matter who the father is, insiders believe the pregnancy will be the death knoll for Jamie Lynn’s burgeoning career. It will leave them terrified that she will prove to be the new Britney - and also that Nickelodeon, the TV channel behind Zoey 101, will be terrified of ruining its clean-cut image. Dang! This Star report has everything ... lies, betrayal, illicit/illegal sex and another
Just when you thought that 2007 was just about finished with its run of DUI arrests, Mischa Barton gets the last one of the year in, just under the wire. Hollyscoop broke the story first that Mischa was busted for DUI early this morning and TMZ confirmed the report, adding a bit more information:
Sources tell Hollyscoop EXCLUSIVELY that actress Mischa Barton was arrested in the wee hours this morning! She was handcuffed and arrested at 2:46AM last night and booked at 3:10AM. Mischa was arrested on the corner of La Cienega and Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles late last night in her white Range Rover for Driving Under the Influence and driving without a license. Her bail amount is set at $10,000 TMZ adds that Mischa was also charged with possession of narcotics, is currently still in custody and that her Inmate info documentation posted online calls her Mischa Burton. LOL! She is so forgotten that folks can't even get her name right. Poor Mischa ... it's a bummer that she has to go to such lengths to try and get publicity and then she can't even get proper credit for it. We've seen photos of Mischa smokin' fatties while driving before ... I wonder what sort of narcotics she got busted with. [Source, Source]
In happy news, it is being reported and it has been confirmed that Fergie Ferg and Josh Duhamel have "recently" gotten engaged after being together for about 3 years ... which, I suppose, is good news and bad news:
They are known to bring good luck in the new year, but one Black-Eyed Pea got lucky early. After 3 years of dating, Fergie and Josh Duhamel are engaged, his rep confirms to PEOPLE. "Fergie called a lot of her girlfriends today to tell them the news," a source close to the singer told PEOPLE. "She said they don't know what kind of wedding they want yet, but that she is the happiest girl on earth." The Las Vegas star's rep would say only that they got engaged "recently," but not on Christmas. I suppose congrats are in order for the happy couple. I suppose it's to be expected that this would be the next step for them ... as much as I've been hoping and praying for a break-up, they still continue to be happy with one another. Rats. All kidding aside, I am very happy to know that true love really can flourish in a place like Hollywood. [Source]
In other engagement news, it turns out that Tiffany New York Pollard (who struck out twice on the reality dating show Flavor of Love and once on the first season of her own show I Love New York) has finally found a man to marry in George Tailor Made Weisgerber ... who she chose as the final winner at the end of this season's I Love New York 2:
Tiffany "New York" Pollard -- the outspoken star of VH1's hit reality show I Love New York 2 -- is going to become a Mrs. after all, PEOPLE has learned. Pollard, 25, weeded through 20 eligible bachelors in season 2 of her dating reality show before she finally found a keeper. Her Mr. Right? "Tailor Made" (real name George Weisgerber), a 32-year-old retail planner from Queens, New York. Weisgerber proposed on the Dec. 17 finale, but Pollard turned him down, saying she wanted to wait 24 months before making any decisions about marriage. "I respected that," Tailor Made told PEOPLE. "I cherish her. She’s what I need." On season 2's reunion show that airs Jan. 6, he proposes to her again and, this time, "she says yes," a source told PEOPLE exclusively. "They are madly in love. They are a great couple" ... Weisgerber, who was separated while taping the show and is currently finalizing his divorce, admits he "always had a crush" on Pollard, and thought it fate when casting for season two began. "She needs a guy who will treat her right and respects her and values her for who she is", he told PEOPLE recently. "Our personalities complete each other. I cherish her and want to cater to her every need. But I'm not a doormat. We have a good balance." Uh, pardon my skepticism but I have a hard time believing that this engagement will really go anywhere. It's not that I doubt the sincerity of love won on a reality TV show but there is something about "Tailor Made" that seems not up to par with "New York's" tastes. I don't think he makes enough money, despite all those expensive gifts he got for her on the show. It seems to me that this "engagement" might lead to a different sort of reality TV show for VH1 ... after all, look at what fake engagements did for the MTV show The Hills. [Source]
Ruh-ro! The entire Hilton family is vacationing in Maui, Hawaii this week doing everything they can to enjoy a luxuriously expensive holiday ... which might not be the wisest thing to do anymore. 80-year old Hilton patriarch, Barron Hilton, has just announced that he will be donating 97% of his fortune to charity upon his death ... which is pretty bad news for Paris, Nicky, Barron II and Conrad II and the other Hiltons who've been looking forward to their inheritances:
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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." Oh snap! I hope Paris socked away some of the money she made from her hit video tape 1 Night in Paris ... she might need to be a bit more thrifty with her funds from now on. [Source]
It's easy to understand why Barron Hilton, Sr. might want to donate his fortune to people who could actually benefit from his money rather than give it away freely to his seemingly ungrateful and deffo undeserving grandchildren ... like, his namesake grandson for example. Here are a few pictures from Barron Hilton, II's Facebook profile showing the world exactly why he doesn't need to inherit any more money than necessary:
Pills, booze and mysterious smoke ... little Barron really is following in his big sister's footsteps. Don't these kids really do the Hilton family name proud? [Source]
In other celebrity kids news ... here is an adorable picture of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie taking their adopted children Maddox, Zahara and Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt out for a family day at the movies to see Waterhorse:
Curiously, tho, little Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, the only natural borne kid of the Brangelina bunch, was not in attendance. It seems like little Shiloh gets carried around in public every once-in-a-while and then she gets put away for a few weeks. Can she really be that bad a little girl? [Source]
Here are a few pictures of Nicole Richie and her babydaddy Joel Madden doing some shopping earlier this week, presumably before Xmas since they were loading up on wrapping paper:
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It won't be long now before Nic/Joel will be welcoming their own little bundle of joy. Nicole's bump watch is entering the last phase ... [Source]
... while Jessica Alba's bump watch is still getting underway in phase one. Here are pics of Jessica taking her nominal bump out for a shopping trip at The Grove this week:
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I suppose it's too much to hope for Jessica to crack a smile every once-in-a-while ... unlike Vicki B. (who is robotically incapable of showing emotion) Jessica chooses to have a sour look on her face all the time. It's such a pity ... she has such a beautiful smile. [Source]
Maroon 5's Adam Levine ran into Courteney Cox's David Arquette at a recent LA Lakers game this week ... check it out:
I had no idea that Adam was a big Lakers fan ... I might have to get my booty down to the Staples Center when I get back to LA so that I may have my own run-in with Mr. Hawtness Levine :) [thanks Georgette]
Lindsay Lohan, who I love, continues to plague the world with her desire to keep wearing leggings, which I hate:
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Adding insult to injury, L. Lo's new thing is leggings made out of spandex! I love the girl, I just wish she's move on to a different fug fashion trend to beat to death. [Source]
Yikes. A little over a week ago I posted pics of Michael Jackson hanging out in a Las Vegas bookstore where it looked like his face was falling apart ... like it was being held together with band-aids or post-it notes. Now, we may have an explanation as to what the hell was going on there:
Michael Jackson has been forced to undergo emergency surgery after his lip burst and collapsed, according to reports. The singer was photographed trying to conceal his bandaged and plastered face while on a shopping trip in Las Vegas, but now the reason has been confirmed. His five-year-old son accidentally smacked him in the face, causing the problems with his upper lip, it has been revealed. A source said: "He was whacked in the face accidentally by his younger son Prince Michael II while playing around and part of Jackson's upper lip collapsed. That mishap led an hysterical Jacko to make a beeline for the plastic surgeon for a bit of quickie repair work." Jackson's spokesperson denied that he had undergone any surgery yesterday. It's no wonder that Michael Jackson's face is falling apart ... he goes to plastic surgeons who use post-its to hold his face together. He really should go see the person who worked on Vicki B. I'd prefer a robotic Jacko to a collapsing one. [Source, Source]
And finally, here are a few really uberhawt photos of Gossip Girl heartthrob Penn Badgley from a new photoshoot:
Woot! It's been a while since we've found a new dude to
- Lindsay Lohan says she was totally sober when she crashed her car in 2005, which I think she thinks will make up for being under the influence when she crashed her car earlier this year.
- Filth and Wisdom, Madonna's directorial debut, will premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in February.
- Radiohead will be webcasting their New Year's Eve show where they will perform their new album In Rainbows and "likely" a Siouxsie and the Banshees song.
- Fame is calling, Spencer Pratt ... will you answer the call?
- I guess camel toe runs in the family.
- Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated at a rally in Pakistan today.
- Tom Brady is gettin' grizzly.
- A Victoria's Secret Models sandwich.
- Nicky Hilton hits the beach.
- Vanessa Hudgens hangs out with a shadow of Ashley Tisdale's former self.
- How does Dax Shephard to it?
- Emilie de Ravin (Lost) is 26, Masi Oka (Heroes) is 33 and Wilson Cruz (My So-Called Life) is 34 years old today. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
- Hey, Riley Giles has to make money somehow.
- Brendan Fraser and his wife are dunzo.
This afternoon, I'm hanging out with my parents before I fly off to be with David in NYC. Soooooo ... I have tons to do ... but I'll be back later on with my Top Movies/TV Shows of 2007 picks ... and I'll be comin' atcha from NYC tomorrow! I'm out.