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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The Greatest American Heroine

So you may have heard that Britney Spears is back in LA ... cuz you prolly heard that Britney Spears was a surprise award presenter last night at the 2006 American Music Awards. Added to the show at the last minute, Britney was asked to present the first award of the evening -- for Favorite Female Soul/R&B Artist to Mary J. Blige ... here are a few pictures of Britney's glorious appearance last night:

Unfortch for me, I was unable to watch the AMAs last night because I was flying home to LA from Detroit (thankfully, YouTube is able to fill in the blanks). In fact, I'm usually so uninterested in the AMAs that I haven't even watched the show for the past few years. By the sounds of last night's show, it looks like the AMAs really got their act together. Britney walked out on stage to thunderous applause. People are just dying for her to get back to work and back on the music scene (which is what I've been dying for for years now). She has carte blanche right now. She could show up at the opening of an envelope and it would make headlines worldwide. [Source]

In case you missed it, or just want to watch the moment again, Britney's appearance on the AMAs is available to watch by clicking below:

She looked great, she sounded great ... I'm just so happy that things are looking up for her again. Just don't look back, Brit ... keep going FORWARD! [Source]

So what do you think that Brit-Brit did after she stunned the crowd at the AMAs by showing up as a presenter? Well, she went back to Paris Hilton's home for the afterparty, of course. I'm not exactly sure how I feel about these two becoming BFF. The thought of Paris Hilton babysitting Sean Preston and Jayden James just seems ... wrong.

But I'd trust those kids with Paris before I'd trust them with Kevin Federline ... who was lampooned in the opening skit of the AMAs last night as a look-a-like was lowered into a wooden crate ...

... and then was dumped into the river, never to be seen or heard from again. Click HERE to watch the skit. Yeah ... that would be so nice if it were only true. As funny as the skit was, neither K-Fed nor (very surprisingly) Britney were amused with the little stunt, according to E! Online's Marc Malkin: As E! Online reported earlier this evening, Spears was a surprise presenter at the AMAs and went on right after a comedy bit that featured a K-Fed look-alike being put in a box and dropped in a river. Spears is said to be upset because no one told her beforehand about the skit. Members of her camp apparently demanded that the skit be cut from the West Coast feed of the show. It wasn't. K-Fed is less than thrilled, too. His people called and "were freaking out," a source tells me ... Kimmel isn't exactly apologizing, telling me shortly after the show, "I knew they wouldn't mind, because I know they both have great senses of humor." The former lovebirds may not be laughing, but most of the audience was. I was there in L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium, and even though there were some gasps because of the skit's crudeness, an overwhelming majority of people were laughing and cheering throughout. Well, I can see why K-Fed would not be happy with the skit but I don't get why Brit was upset (TMZ reports that the skit made her "incredibly upset" and "inconsolable") ... unless it was because she wanted to be the one to dump the K-Fed into the river? [Source]

Ah well, I'm sure neither of them are losing any sleep over this ... Brit's too bizzy partying with Paris Hilton and Kevin has a big show to prepare for tonight. Last I heard, the House of Blues performance is still a go for tonight. I'll be there with bells on. But while I'm very excited for the concert, I'm not at all that interested in the afterparty ... but just in case there is anyone out there who is lookin' to chill out with K-Fed tonight you can hang out with him at Republic tonight after his show:

The flyer says that Table Reservations are Highly Recommended but I somehow doubt the place will be busting at the seams with frantic fans. [thanks Angel]

Lest you think that the American Music Awards was all about Spederline, here are a few pictures from the AMA red carpet and press room of the other musical luminaries who also attended the show:

Is it wrong that I really didn't hate anything that anyone wore? Probably ... but it's true. I even liked Nelly Furtado's new bangs ... well, okay, I didn't really mind them but they're not that bad. [Source]

Pretty much all of the cool kids showed up for the AMAs which was a nice change of pace:

As I mentioned before, I haven't been that interested in the AMAs for quite some time now ... but I do remember the days when Paula Abdul was a singer and she was the one winning all of the American Music Awards ... about a hundred years ago. This year, the Black Eyed Peas were the big winners, taking home awards for Favorite Group Rap/Hip-Hop, Favorite Group Soul/R&B and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album for Monkey Business. Kelly Clarkson, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rascal Flatts were double winners ... even (ick!) Nickelback were winners -- you can click HERE to see a full list of all the '06 AMA winners. [Source]

Well now ... lookie what we have here. It seems that Kristin Cavallari's recent brush with failure (ie. Jason Wahler) is already over and done with (thank the gods) because it appears that she has hooked up with sometimes actor Nick Zano. Here are a couple pics of the pair looking awfully coupley ... especially with all that hand-holding:

Now, this seems like a pretty good match, especially when you take into account that Nick Zano started out on MTV just like she did. If I remember correctly, he was a VJ before he started acting on that WB Amanda Bynes/Jennie Garth sitcom What I Like About You. I assume these new lovebirds hooked up on the set of their new movie, the remake of Revenge of the Nerds, which has already been scrapped: Per Variety, "more than a third of the film was to be shot" at the venerable Southern institution, but the school backed out of its agreement to allow Fox to film on campus. The trade press reported that "Emory officials ultimately balked at the raunchy nature of the project" but an insider familiar with the film attributed it more to the disruptive nature of having a film crew shooting amidst classes. In addition, the movie had a large cast of low-cost stars, like the seemingly ubiquitous Kristin Cavallari of "Laguna Beach," but many of those thespians have other commitments that won't allow them to wait around indefinitely. Insiders say the bad news was given to the film's director, "Fanboys" director Kyle Newman, only an hour ago. Well, at least Kristin and Nick can take comfort in each other over the loss of their movie. Will it last? Are you kidding ... Kristin is too much woman for just one guy -- but hopefully she'll give him a run for his money. [Source]

Incidentally, it appears that miss Lauren LC Conrad is still flying solo after her detachment from Brody Jenner ...

... whether it's by choice or not, LC appears to be pretty happy all by her lonesome. I kinda ran into her late last night at the Beverly Center where she was shopping with a female Laguna-esque friend. There were no dudes in sight. [Source]

Speaking of hook-ups, Lindsay Lohan is spending quite a lot of time with Brit semi-celeb Calum Best (who is the son of football player George Best and appeared on a reality show called Love Island) ... here is pic of the pair out for a night of fun times:

I doubt this is love but I'm sure there's a bit of lovin' going on betwixt the two. It's funny, if I didn't know that was Calum Best I would've sworn she was hanging out with gay popstar Will Young. [Source]

In other Lindsay news, the National Enquirer is reporting that the party princess suffered an overdose while she was staying at the Chateau Marmont on November 12 ... just days before she took off for London trip:

The ENQUIRER has learned that an out-of-control Lindsay Lohan overdosed on a deadly cocktail of cocaine and painkillers on Nov. 12. A doctor raced to Hollywood's Chateau Marmont after a friend of the 20-year-old actress found her unconscious in a drug-filled hotel room. Although the doctor was able to revive the hard-partying star, he was horrified to discover a "stash of cocaine and a pile of prescription drugs" in the room, an insider told The ENQUIRER exclusively. The doctor flushed the cocaine down the toilet and bagged up seven different prescription drugs, according to the insider. "The doctor insisted, 'This girl had a serious drug overdose. She has to go into a hospital and then into rehab.'" Lindsay refused to be treated at a hospital or enter rehab. Um ... wow ... if this is true then it is some effed up shizz. I have no doubt that things like this happen in Hollywood but it is disheartening to consider. I really love that celebs like to have fun and sometimes make fools of themselves but I don't think anyone wants this sort of thing to happen. I heart Lindsay and her crazy ways but I sincerely hope stuff like this is just rumor and not fact. [Source]

People magazine has a few more pictures from inside the wedding of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes which took place in Rome, Italy this past weekend:

I gotta say that they genuinely look happy in these pictures, whether it's true or not. It'll be very interesting to see what this couple will be like in a year's time. Will there be another little baby-like creature in their lives? [Source]

Nicole Kidman is on the cover of the new issue of Vogue magazine ... here are a few pics:

I'm not really feeling the metal brassiere or the frizzed out hair but any woman who can escape the clutches of crazy Tom is alright in my book. So what if she looks a little crazy in the mag, it's better than actually being a lot crazy and still married to Tom. [Source]

UGH ... the Dustin Diamond sex tape has been unleashed and I fear that we all will suffer greatly for it ... here are a few of the most benign screencaps from the tape:

If you are at all interested in seeing more ... and I have to caution you, it's kinda really gross ... you can click HERE to see more NSFW ickiness -- and find out where that finger that he's sniffing has been. I'd like to see Screech try and put his hand over Kelly Ripa's mouth! Yikes! [Source]

And finally, my babycakes David Hauslaib, editor of, is featured in this week's edition of AOL's new web venture called The DL:

Click HERE to hear David explain, in 30 seconds, what he's thankful for blogwise this Thanksgiving week. It's sooooooooooooo cute :) [Source]

OH! One last thing ... don't forget what is on TV tonight ...

NBC will be airing Madonna's (slightly edited) Confessions Tour concert stop at London, England's Wembley Arena. If you can't wait for tonight's showing, click HERE to check out some preview clips. [Source]

Les News:
I got home from Detroit last night well past 9PM after having to deal with a flight delay, horrible traffic and a pitstop for food ... but, it is good to be home at my apartment.

Tonight I'm gonna be at the House of Blues for the K-Fed concert cuz, you know, I'm in the mood to dance with a pimp ... should be oooodles of fun!

And that is all ... I'm out.



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