Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: Moss and Doherty Check Into Rehab Together


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Kate Moss and Pete Doherty have checked into a London clinic together to help the troubled rocker conquer his drug addictions.

The pair was photographed yesterday arriving at the Capio Nightingale Hospital in north London, which specializes in helping patients overcome drug dependency.

It is thought the pair will attend therapy sessions together.

A source tells British newspaper The Sun, "They arrived together and they will be supporting each other."

Doherty has attempted rehab on numerous occasions in a bid to tackle his heroin and crack cocaine habits. Moss was herself treated in 2005 after being caught on camera snorting cocaine.
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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: Olivier Martinez Three-Times Kylie



Love rat cheats on Minogue TWICE..!

According to UK newspaperThe Daily Mail, Kylie Minogue’s and Olivier Martinez’s three-year relationship is on the rocks.

It is rumoured that the French heart- throb has been caught 'entertaining' two other women in Los Angeles whilst his singer girlfriend was in Britain.

Friends of Ms. Minogue have told the Mail that Martinez has increasingly tried to alienate himself from his girlfriend in a desperate bid for her to finish with him.

Another source said,"Olivier finds Kylie too controlling and neurotic". "But he feels he cannot dump her so soon after her recovery from breast cancer.


Martinez was seen dining with two women on two separate occasions at LA’s famous celeb restaurant, Chateau Marmont. Both women spent time in his room after the meal.

Whilst her boyfriend was wining and dining his new conquests, Minogue, 38, was finishing the last dregs of her Homecoming Tour which she struggled to complete after suffering from exhaustion.

It seems the pint-sized starlet is somewhat unlucky in love. She went through a similar rough patch with Martinez two years ago after he was spotted kissing a woman, who incidentally turned out to be one of the women he was snapped in LA with, on a Paris street.

Minogue, who is recuperating after a breast cancer scare, has made no secret of wanting to start a family….looks like Martinez’s lothario ways have come as a blessing in disguise.
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No Dating For Clooney And Anderson


It would have been a match made in tabloid heaven, but according to the man himself, George Clooney and Pamela Anderson are not dating.

Reports had paired PEOPLE magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" and the "Baywatch" babe together after an apparent sighting at Sherman Oaks restaurant.

However, bachelor Clooney says that not only are the pair not dating, but he has never eaten at the famed restaurant.

He said in a statement, "I worked with Pam seven years ago and haven't seen her since. And I've never been to that restaurant."

The reports had stated that Anderson was sitting on Clooney's lap during the dinner, whispering into his ear, and have since been "inseparable."

Anderson, who was once married to bad boy rocker Tommy Lee, has recently filed for divorce from Kid Rock.

Clooney has been linked to Renee Zellweger and Teri Hatcher in the past year.
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Monday, January 29, 2007

Lil Kim What Happened to Her?


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Now

Slap some foundation on her and roll her out:-)

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: The '10' List: Hollywood's Weekly Buzz

1. There’s a bit of truth in every joke… We’re flabbergasted because Lindsay Lohan checked herself into rehab this week. Really. Although Lindsay started attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings last month, last year’s riddle in which a doctor was mysteriously called to her suite at Los Angeles’ Chateau Marmont always haunted us. And to think Lindsay made light of the Marmont Incident, saying she was no “Marilyn Monroe, overdosing in the bathroom.”

2. And Nicole Richie breathes a sigh of relief… Because David Beckham signed a five-year $250 million contract to play for the L.A. Galaxy Major League Soccer team. That means the soccer hottie and his toothpick wife Victoria will be moving to Hollywood, taking the skinny crown away from Nicole.

3. She does love cheeseburgers and lipstick… Adult movie star Jenna Jameson is developing a biopic of her life, and she wants Scarlett Johansson to play her. “We're looking, hopefully, at Scarlett Johansson. She's my choice,” the How to Make Love like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale star said. Dream on Jenna—that card’s not in Scarlett’s “Me, sexy?” deck.

4. Love is a battlefield… Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz's amicable split took a turn for the worse. According to People magazine, the exes had a heated argument at Prince's Golden Globes after-party. Witnesses say Cameron approached Justin while the singer was chatting up Jessica Biel, which lead to a 40-minute face-off in a side room. Cameron reportedly emerged composed, while Justin surfaced with his head in his hands and then slammed his fist into a cabinet, but he didn’t cry us a river.

5. Some people don’t change after high school… “They unfortunately do not get along anymore.” That’s Austrian socialite Richard Lugner—Paris Hilton's date at next month's glittering Vienna Opera Ball--confirming the friendship between Britney Spears and Paris is officially caput. Next: Paris slips nasty notes under her desk about Brit to her new BFF.

6. His foot goes deep throat… Isaiah Washington’s foot, that is. The Grey’s Anatomy star stunned cast mates in the press room at the Golden Globe Awards this week when he grabbed the microphone to insist he never used the derogatory slur “faggot”—by using the derogatory ‘f’ slur. Maybe Isaiah should take co-star Katherine Heigl’s advice and “just not speak in public. Period.”

7. The celeb sex tape scandal of the week… Internet porn company SugarDVD.com has confirmed the existence of a sex tape featuring Paris Hilton’s pal Kim Kardashian with her ex—and Whitney Houston's reported new beau--Ray J. SugarDVD.com bosses have reportedly offered Kim a $2 million deal for the exclusive rights to the tape, but the socialite said she wants nothing to do with it and insists her ex (also R&B star Brandy's brother) won't either. We'll see about that.

8. Oh please shut up, Dina… ” I'm so proud of her. She's really in a good place right now, spiritually and mentally,” Lindsay Lohan's mom Dina tells Star magazine about her daughter checking into a Los Angeles rehab facility. “She's in an amazing, phenomenal place. She's 20 and she's solid, and she's doing what she needs to do.”

9. She’s so an on-set slut… We like Claire Danes, but she sure isn't wasting time moving on from her split with he Stage Beauty co-star Billy Crudup. New York Daily News' Gatecrasher column reports Claire is hot and heavy with her Evening co-star Hugh Dancy.

10. ”Yeah!”… Usher was sentenced to 20 hours of community service and hit with a $425 fine after being convicted of speeding. The R&B singer was pulled over for driving at 103 mph in Georgia on last year’s Fourth of July. We wonder what he has driving?
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Friday, January 26, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: Kidman in crash during LA movie shoot




LOS ANGELES - Nicole Kidman was taken to a hospital after the Jaguar she was in crashed early Thursday during downtown shooting of the science fiction thriller "The Invasion," police said.

Kidman, 39, was examined at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and then released a short time later. Paramedics were called to examine Kidman for injuries before she was taken to the hospital, police said.

"Nicole Kidman was in the vehicle at the time of the accident and was taken to the hospital for evaluation. She was released shortly thereafter," Warner Bros. said in a statement.

No other actors were involved in the scene at the time of the accident, the studio said.

The Jaguar was being towed by a camera rig that skidded while taking a corner and caused Kidman's car to hit a pole on West Sixth Street, police said. The actress was wearing a seat belt.

"The stunt driver apparently went off course and hit a light post at about 1 a.m.," police Officer Karen Smith said.

Eight people, including Kidman, stuntmen and cameramen, were taken to hospitals for examination and were released, Smith said. Warner Bros. said two crew members had minor injuries.

Warner Bros., a unit of Time Warner Inc., also said production continued after the crash and Kidman was expected back on the set Thursday.

The Oscar-winning actress, who stars as a Washington psychiatrist who unearths the origin of an alien epidemic, was involved in a scene involving an escape from zombielike characters who are on the hood of the car.
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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: Jennifer Garner tells TV show how diamond ring fell into the Drain



NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Garner revealed a secret Wednesday that she'd been keeping from Ben Affleck: She nearly lost a ring he had given her after the birth of their 1-year-old daughter, Violet.

Garner, who stars in Columbia Pictures' "Catch and Release," said the mishap occurred while she was primping for the movie's premiere.

"He gave me this beautiful diamond ring and I was playing with it and ... it fell off. And it fell under this ice maker in the house — he (Affleck) hasn't even heard of this yet — and ... it fell into the drain under this ice maker," the 34-year-old actress said on "Live With Regis and Kelly."

"And the plumber had to come and dismantle the thing from under the house. And he found it," she said, holding up her hand to flash the sparkler.

"And Ben hasn't even heard that," said co-host Regis Philbin.

"I should have warned him," Garner replied.

Garner and Affleck, 34, were married in June 2005. Violet was born later that year.

"Catch and Release" opens Friday.
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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: Paris Hilton's private items on Internet



LOS ANGELES - For those who haven't yet, somehow, had their fill of
Paris Hilton, there's a new Web site that has posted a seemingly endless offering of the celebutante's belongings.

The Web site, ParisExposed.com, launched Tuesday. It boasts that it has an array of Hilton photographs, home videos, diaries, love letters, recorded phone conversations and phone numbers of friends and celebrities, all left behind at a Los-Angeles based storage facility.

The items were sold to an unidentified buyer after a third party failed to make payments to the facility, and eventually wound up in the hands of a broker aiming to sell them, Hilton's spokesman, Elliot Mintz, told The Associated Press Tuesday.

Hilton's first big-time exposure came through a sex tape that also took a circuitous route to the public, first appearing in bootleg form in 2003 and then put up for sale in 2004.

All the new goods "were acquired by me through a broker," said Bardia Persa, who created ParisExposed.com. He noted that he obtained the Paris possessions in September.

Users must pay a monthly fee of $39.97 to gain access to the site, which promises footage of the 25-year-old heiress in a "sexy bubble bath" video. It also says it has various shots of Hilton in "racy situations," and footage of her drinking with friends and using illegal substances.

"We certainly are going to explore all of our legal options about this matter," Mintz told the AP.
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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: Jessica in CD war with ex



AS far as publicity stunts go, using your divorce to promote a new single is up there with the worst of them.

That’s what JESSICA SIMPSON and ex-hubby NICK LACHEY are doing after “accidentally” scheduling UK releases for the same day.

Both have songs put out by the same record company, RCA, next Monday — Jessica’s as a download for a week before it hits the shops.

Both titles refer to the split. Nick’s is What’s Left Of Me and Jessica’s is A Public Affair.

Her official press release even starts: “The fabulous Jessica Simpson NICKs the spotlight on 29th January . . . ”

It’s hardly BLUR v OASIS but fans of each party are already doing battle on internet blog and MySpace sites.

One fan posted this on her website devoted to all things Simpson: “I have a plan to make Jessica beat Nick.

“I'm basically calling on all Jessica Simpson fans to get behind Jessica and support her in every way we can. It really is Team Jessica!

“Between us, we can support Jessica on all the message boards, MySpace, Bebo and Google to make sure we beat Nick Lachey in the charts.

“I might even get some T-shirts made up (I work in retail so it shouldn't be a problem).

“Let's beat Nick!”
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Monday, January 22, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: Lindsay Lohan's Broken Heart



(CBS) Did a broken heart lead Lindsay Lohan to check herself into rehab?

Sources tell the New York Daily News that the starlet's unreciprocated love for actor James Franco is what sent her over the edge and into the Wonderland Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Franco, most recognizable for playing Harry Osborn in the "Spider-Man" movies, brought the actress to tears when he ignored her at Prince's Golden Globes party at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Monday night, a guest tells the newspaper.

The "Bobby" star first met the California-bred actor at the premiere party for "A Prairie Home Companion" at the New York's Hudson Hotel, the newspaper says.

"She was really taken with him," says another source. "She and her friends were going on to Bungalow 8, and he went along."

She arrived at Prince's party with her manager and another friend.

"But she was mostly solo for the whole night," the source says. "Most people were in a good mood — except for her. She seemed lost. She was trying to get James' attention, and he wouldn't give her anything. She was smoking a lot, not drinking in front of him, and then she went into a bedroom. From there, she went back to trying to get James' attention again, and he was ignoring her. She ran out crying, with the girlfriend following her."

Lohan was reportedly found passed out in a hotel hallway about 6 a.m.

The pair got chummy when they filmed a trailer for the film "Holiday." People magazine also reported that back in October they did a little clubbing. The newspaper reports that Franco even refused a pricey watch Lohan tried to give him as gift, and now she wears it and allegedly it serves as a painful reminder.

The 28-year-old actor previously dated rocker and actress Marla Sokoloff and "is very happy in his relationship with his girlfriend," a source tells the Daily News.

While Lohan's mother, Dina, won't say why her daughter is in rehab, the Wonderland Center where Lohan is staying specializes in treating addictive disorders such as love addiction.

In an interview airing on "Entertainment Tonight" on Friday evening Dina says, "the positive thing is that somebody's trying to help themselves."
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Friday, January 19, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: Britney Spears Gets Back to Work



Britney Spears may have spent one wild weekend in Las Vegas with new beau Isaac Cohen, but come Wednesday night, she was back to work.

After a half-hour break to fuel up with pals at the Hollywood eatery Hamburger Mary's, the singer, 25, was spotted at 10:30 p.m. at the nearby Record Plant recording studio.

"She was rehearsing material, working hard and having fun all at the same time," a witness tells PEOPLE.

As for the project at hand, Spears herself told fans earlier this month in a message on her Web site, "I've been working so hard on this new album and I can't wait for you all to hear it and to go on tour again! I would like to exclusively tell you that I am working hard to release the new album sometime later this year, but the date is of course not certain yet."

She added, "I look forward to coming back this year bigger and better than ever, and to also reaching out to my fans on a more personal level."

Her manager, Larry Rudolph, told USA Today that Spears was about half-finished with the new disc. "She's real excited," he said, estimating that the single would be out by late summer with the album to follow in late fall.
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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: Pitt, Jolie move into French Quarter home



NEW ORLEANS - Neighbors have seen them come and go and can't be more tickled that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have moved into the French Quarter.

"It's great if they're here to stay and to be a part of the community," said Rayna Nielsen, who lives across the street from the early-1830s masonry mansion where the celebrity couple has been spotted in recent weeks.

Nielsen said the street was closed off while the couple moved in earlier this month.
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Pitt's latest film, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," has been filming in New Orleans since November.

Real estate records for the house, which is near the French Market, show it was purchased for $3.5 million in cash on Jan. 2. Neither Pitt nor Jolie are named in the transaction. Mondo Bongo Trust is listed as the buyer.

A real estate listing for the property shows the house has a grand spiral staircase, elevator, gourmet kitchen, a large private courtyard and a separate two-story guest house. It also has private parking for two cars - a luxury in the French Quarter.

As for whether the house will be their home, just how much time Pitt and Jolie and their three children will be spending in it remains unknown.

Their five-year-old son, Maddox, is old enough to be enrolled in school, though it is unclear whether the couple has selected a school for him in New Orleans. The other two children are daughters Zahara, 2, and 7-month-old Shiloh.

Calls to Pitt's publicist were not immediately returned Wednesday.

Regardless of how much time they spend in New Orleans, residents here say they are a welcome addition to the city.

"They're always trying to make a difference. They're always trying to help out," said Christina Cody, a waitress at a nearby restaurant whose co-workers have seen Pitt, though Cody has not.

"I want them to come in and eat," she said.

The celebrity couple has helped raise awareness of the city's devastation following Hurricane Katrina. Pitt, an architecture enthusiast, teamed up last year with Global Green USA to sponsor an eco-friendly design competition to rebuild parts of the city that were the hardest hit by the August 2005 storm.

Construction on the project will begin in the Holy Cross neighborhood in the city's devastated Lower Ninth Ward in February or March, said Trevor Neilson, philanthropic and political adviser for the couple.

The project will include 12 apartment units, six single-family houses, a community center and day-care facility to be built on 1.5 acres along the Mississippi River, Neilson said.

Pitt's film has a budget of $150 million, making it one of the most expensive productions in the state since Louisiana began offering tax incentives for the film industry in 2002.

The film also stars Cate Blanchett.
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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: Heigl Upset With Co-Star's Comments



LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Grey's Anatomy" star Katherine Heigl was not pleased with fellow castmate Isaiah Washington's comments following Monday's Golden Globe Awards.

During an interview in the press room after the show's best-drama win, Washington denied his involvement in a heated on-set incident in October during which he allegedly used a homophobic slur.

"No, I did not call (co-star) T.R. (Knight) a faggot," Washington said. "Never happened, never happened."

Rather than soothing the situation, his comments left Heigl seething.

"I'm going to be really honest right now, he needs to just not speak in public. Period," Heigl told "Access Hollywood" at a Golden Globe after-party. "I'm sorry, that did not need to be said. I'm not OK with it."

She called the comments "hurtful," characterizing the incident as one that should be handled privately among the show's cast and crew.

"I don't think (Washington) means it the way he comes off," Heigl said. "But T.R. is my best friend. ... I will use every ounce of energy I have to take you down if you hurt his feelings."

Knight, who said soon after the October fracas that he is gay, appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Tuesday to discuss the original incident and Washington's recent comments.

"He referred to me as a faggot. Everyone heard it," Knight said of the October squabble.

Comments from Heigl and Washington were set to air Tuesday on "Access Hollywood." A call placed after hours Tuesday to Washington's representative was not returned.
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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: Britney Warned By Plastic Surgeon


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Britney Spears has been warned by a top plastic surgeon that she must look after herself better.

The scathing attack came after pictures of the recent wild child divorcee were published in the American media.

The singer, who has been enjoying a late night flurry of booze and parties, looks visibly disheveled in recent photos and one magazine recently published the headline ‘Is This Really Britney’ alongside the images.


The top plastic surgeon added, ‘there’s puffiness under her eyes and the quality of her hair has changed…you can even say that she’s aged around 10-15 years’.
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However, the media has failed to pick up on the fact that the young pop princess now has two young children to look after on top of a bitter divorce battle.

Late nights or not…the girls got her work cut out.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: Justin and Cameron Break Up



After almost four years together, Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake have called it quits, the couple said in a statement Thursday.

"It has always been our preference not to comment on the status of our relationship, but, out of respect for the time we've spent together, we feel compelled to do so now, in light of recent speculation and the number of inaccurate stories that are being reported by the media," the pair said. "We have, in fact, ended our romantic relationship, and have done so mutually and as friends, with continued love and respect for one another."

Diaz, 34, and Timberlake, 25, met in April 2003 at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, and by July, Diaz had joined her new beau on the road as he toured with Christina Aguilera.

They seemed at first like an unlikely pair: A former 'N Sync-er, Timberlake previously dated Britney Spears; Diaz had been in relationships with fellow movie stars Matt Dillon and Jared Leto.

And then there was their nine-year age difference. "It's not like this is the first time in the history of human relationships that people were drawn to one another because of who they are, not what age they are," Diaz told W in 2004.

But they surprised skeptics, staying together despite relentless rumors of strife. In July 2004, Timberlake filed a libel suit against the British tabloid News of the World after it claimed he'd cheated with model Lucy Clarkson, and in May 2005, Diaz sued U.K. tab The Sun for suggesting she'd had an affair with Shane Nickerson, the producer of her MTV adventure show Trippin'.

Along with breakup rumors, they faced near constant speculation that they were engaged. In August 2004, Diaz was spotted wearing a gold band on her left ring finger, but her rep denied the couple were altar-bound. Another source told PEOPLE at the time: "Cameron has always said she has no interest in getting married."

That was their story, and they stuck to it. In September 2006, Timberlake told Ellen DeGeneres she could buy a dress for their wedding – then quipped, "The only thing is, you'll have to stay the same size for the next 15 years."

Two months later, Diaz made her own appearance on DeGeneres's show, and told the host of getting married: "I'm a commitment-phobe. Don't want to do it."

Earlier this week, Timberlake kicked off his FutureSex/LoveShow tour. Meanwhile Diaz collected a trophy for favorite leading lady at the People's Choice Awards on Tuesday.
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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: Dita Von Teese & Marilyn Manson Fight Over Custody Of Cats


Dita Von Teese and estranged husband Marilyn Manson are reportedly fighting over custody of their cats.

The burlesque dancer and the shock rocker - who are getting divorced after just one year of marriage - are both keen to keep their feline pets, Lily and Aleister.

The couple also have two dachshund dogs, Greta and Eva.

A source told the New York Post newspaper: "They are fighting over custody of the cats - not so much the dogs."

Dita - who filed for divorce from Manson, real name Brian Warner, last Friday (05.01.07) citing "irreconcilable differences" - took all the animals with her when she moved out of their marital home before Christmas.

Earlier this week, it was alleged that Dita decided to leave Manson after growing tired of his constant partying and friendship with actress Lindsay Lohan.

A source said: "She just had enough of his wild partying. Lindsay Lohan was ringing up the house wanting to come round and party with him. The phone would go all through the night, with people constantly turning up to hang out."

Dita and Manson dated for seven years before tying the knot on December 3 2005 in a gothic-style ceremony in Ireland.
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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: Brooke Burke and David Charvet Welcome A Baby Girl



Rock Star: Supernova host Brooke Burke and her fiancee, former Baywatch star David Charvet, have welcomed their very first child together on Monday at St. John's hospital in Santa Monica, California, according to reports.

Daughter Heaven Rain Charvet weighs in at 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and 18 3/4 inches long.

"Mother and baby are doing very well and are now resting comfortably at home," Burke's rep tells Us. "Everything went well with the delivery, and Rain looks just like her mother."

According to reports, Burke, 35, and Charvet, 34, chose the name because "rain grows everything."

The couple have reportedly been friends for many years and began dating in 2005. They were engaged in August of 2006. The new mom & dad plan to marry in the spring.
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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: Did Britney Spears leak her new tunes?



BURBANK, Calif. - While most new music is kept under lock and key until its release dates, Britney Spears appears to have leaked some of her new songs to the unsuspecting paparazzi this past weekend.

After being spotted by the press at Area last Thursday night carrying around an unmarked CD, believed to be a demo of her new songs, Britney was caught Sunday with full audio. Many believe that the music blaring from her convertible in front of rolling cameras was a demo from her upcoming CD, due out later this year.

The singer was caught driving around Santa Monica and hanging out at local hotel, Shutters, wearing a semi-see-through sundress over an orange bikini.

But it’s the music that got the most attention. One cut, as you can hear in the video, sounds very similar to Madonna, while the second, which takes off with a slew of electric strings, sounds more urban influenced.

She may be the party hopping princess, but if these songs are any indication, Britney could very well be on her way to reclaiming her pop princess crown very soon.
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Friday, January 05, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: Pamela Anderson Moves On From Split


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BAYWATCH babe PAMELA ANDERSON has posted a message on her website describing what she wants in a man.

The glamour girl said she wants to move on after her four-month marriage to KID ROCK ended abruptly last year

She wrote: "I need a man with interests outside of himself. Someone with similar beliefs - that would be sexy.

"I’m very happy and excited about moving on — 2007 looks good."

Pam also blasted Rock, saying: "A rock star scorned ... it's been a hard month - completely childish threats."

She may've been referring to a New York Post report earlier this week that Rock tried to kick down the door of what he thought was Pammy's ex-lover TOMMY LEE'S room at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.
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Thursday, January 04, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: Fox's "The O.C." Cancelled



LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The O.C.," the once-hot teenage soap opera that saw its ratings plummet like a delinquent student's grades, has been canceled.

The final episode of the drama will air 9 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 22, Fox TV and Warner Bros. Television Production Inc. said Wednesday.

The finale "will deliver real closure to the series, to the story we began telling four years ago," series creator Josh Schwartz said in a statement. "It will be fun and emotional and I think really satisfying. It is the finale we always planned to do."

Based in the affluent Orange County, Calif., city of Newport Beach, "The O.C." caught fire in its first season, 2003-04, as the top-rated drama among advertiser-favored young adults and with a total audience of nearly 10 million.

The show's story lines revolved around Ryan (Benjamin McKenzie), an outsider thrust into a heady new world of money and sex, and rich high school kids including Seth Cohen (Adam Brody) and Marissa Cooper (Mischa Barton) and their families.

"The O.C." didn't sustain its momentum, dropping to about 7 million weekly viewers during 2004-05 and then to fewer than 6 million last season. This year, returning in November after Fox wrapped its postseason baseball

coverage, "The O.C." has only drawn about 4 million viewers.

The third-season finale's high drama, in which Marissa was killed in a car crash, didn't turn the series around. This year found Ryan confronting the death of his one-time girlfriend and the man who caused it.

Fox ordered 16 episodes for the 2006-07 season and all will have aired when the series concludes in February, a network spokesman said Wednesday.

Others in the show's cast include Peter Gallagher, Kelly Rowan, Melinda Clarke, Rachel Bilson and Autumn Reeser.

Despite its brief heyday, the show helped establish cast members including Brody, Bilson and Barton as fan and tabloid favorites.

A replacement for the series was not immediately announced by Fox.
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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: Jessica and John Mayer ring in New Year's


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Singer John Mayer and Jessica Simpson were busted "full-on making out" at the Hudson Hotel party thrown by Christina Aguilera. Repoeted the New York Daily News.

"He was scratching her back, they were kissing, it wasn't subtle," says the Daily News spy at the party. The couple were spotted dining earlier after shopping during the day.

An unnamed source tells The Daily News that Mayer and Simpson are staying together at a hotel in SoHo.

An unnamed insider tells The Daily News: "John has been thrilled that they have been tricking the media, but she doesn't really care. His Christmas present to her was a framed copy of the Us Weekly cover that says 'Dumped: John ditches Jessica.'"

Not to be undone, The New York Daily News retorted to Mayer's glib trickery by reporting a foiled drug purchase from a friend of Mayer's, "you might want to have a word with your posse: That party guest your friend asked about buying drugs was a Daily News reporter."
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Monday, January 01, 2007

Lepaparazzi News Update: Spears Falls asleep at Vegas Nightclub


Britney Spears at Pure nightclub
Picture Credit: BritneyZone.com

LAS VEGAS - Britney Spears finally appears to be acting like a new mom. The pop princess, who recently made headlines for a rash of less-than-motherly hard partying, fell asleep in a Las Vegas nightclub early Monday shortly after leading the New Year's Eve countdown, her manager said.

"By about one o'clock, she was just done, so we took her out," Spears' manager, Larry Rudolph, told The Associated Press Monday. "She was not drunk. She was just tired and falling asleep."

Rudolph denied reports circulating on gossip Web sites that Spears, 25, collapsed shortly after midnight and was carried out by bodyguards. The star was hired to host the festivities at Ceasars Palace's PURE nightclub.

Rudolph said Spears walked out of the club and did not seek medical attention.

"There is nothing out of the ordinary here," he said.

Spears was traveling with her two sons, 3-month-old Jayden James and 1-year-old Sean Preston. She filed for divorce in November from her husband of two years, Kevin Federline.

In a statement on her Web site posted earlier this month, Spears noted that in recent nights out — one in which she flashed her apparent lack of underwear to the paparazzi — she may have taken her "new found freedom a little too far."
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