Another day, another hospitalization. Early Thursday morning, more drama unfolded outside Britney Spears’ home. (You can see the video, after the jump.) And while the scene was strangely reminiscent of the January 4th incident, there were many things that made today’s events different.
- This was a planned event. Britney’s new psychiatrist - the one Sam Lufti referenced in his conversation with Barbara Walters - had apparently sensed this day would come. Realizing it would take a bit of work to get her to the hospital through a throng of photographers, etc., she worked out details with the LAPD. When the psychiatrist arrived at her home last night, she felt it was time to get her some help. With one phone call, she set the escort plan in action.
- Britney was a willing participant. No locked bathroom doors this time around. The singer - who reportedly hadn’t slept in three days - was very calm when police arrived.
- Her mother was actually there. Instead of hiding away in another state, Lynne Spears was in Britney’s home at the time of her departure (as was Lufti and Alli Sims).
- Another day, a new place. She was not taken to Cedars-Sinai this time. Today she’s at UCLA Medical Center.
- No K-Fed sighting. Since Kevin Federline already has the kids with him, there apparently wasn’t a need to be around.
- It looks like she might stick around. Although Brit never stayed the suggested 72-hours the last time she was hospitalized, it looks she might this time.
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If you still have a hard time believing the reunion rumors, you can now listen to the evidence for yourself. When you go to the official New Kids on the Block website, you’ll not only see clips of the band, you’ll hear a short clip from some new track. Sources tell People the song was recorded back in November.
“I know it’s hard to see me go
to see me standing so close to the door
I know it’s hard when I’m far away
but i promise you when I get back.. I’ll stay.”
The song is then followed up by the written phrase: “Are you ready?”
Ooooooh…...this is so happening!
(To hear the track yourself, click here.)
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This picture was taken of Mariah Carey while she was out shopping in Beverly Hills this Monday. Every time I look at it, I just can’t help but think there’s something missing.
No, it wasn’t her dog. (Although he’s not pictured, the Jack Russell was there at the mall with her.)
The diva’s got her sunglasses. Check.
What could it possibly be?
Over the past couple of days supposed pics of a scantily-clad Miley Cyrus have been circulating the internet. But unlike the photos that cast a shadow on Vanessa Hudgens’ career, these stills (thankfully) do not show any nudity. (They do, though, show a girl teasing the camera while wearing very little.) The self-portraits have also lacked confirmation by the actress/singer herself. As it is, many have wondered if they were doctored to begin with.
While I would seriously like to think a 15-year-old girl would not post these photos on her personal MySpace page (as is reported), I hate to admit they do look like her. Arrrggh. Can’t we just have one squeaky clean artist who is indeed squeaky clean?
Click here if you would like to judge the pics for yourself. Then be free to tell me that I am wrong. I’d really like to believe Cyrus wasn’t stupid enough to share those photos.
(You can find more stories about Miley and her photos here.)
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Britney Spears had a Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction at Millennium Dance Studio, briefly flashing her bosom as she dances with herself inside a privately-rented studio with only Sam Lutfi present. We aren’t sure what’s worse - the video itself, or the casual conversation taking place outside while this guy is trying to film through the window. You be the judge. We’ve got the video for you, after the jump.
While President Bush works on ways to stimulate much-needed spending, we’re learning about our favorite troubled pop star’s role in the economy. As much as we would like her to just stay home and out of the limelight, there are many who depend on Britney Spears’ mere presence - and her drama.
According to Portfolio Magazine, its estimated the celebrity (directly and indirectly) helps put out anywhere between $110-$120 million annually. This amount does not factor in the $9 million she rakes in yearly, nor does it take into account the amount she personally spends on Starbucks, Taco Bell, hotels, assistants, gas stations or legal fees. The $120 million figure is based off the money grossed by tabloids, photographers, promoters, sponsors…and even K-Fed.
So the next time you hear about a small town feeling the pinch when a company pulls up shop, think to yourself—what would happen if Britney did too?
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Although no official statement has been released from Stefani’s camp, the father-in-law of No Doubt‘s lead singer just revealed the private details to People magazine. Who needs a publicist when they have family? (A British paper is reporting the performer is already 13 weeks along.) This pregnancy would mark the second child for Gwen and rocker husband, Gavin Rossdale. Their first son - the ever-so-stylish Kingston - turns two this May.
In other baby news, country artist (wait - are they still even considered country?) Martie Maguire announced she too is expecting. The Dixie Chicks performer will welcome another girl into her family. (She had twin girls back in 2004.) Combined with Emily Robison‘s three children and Natalie Maines’ two, the total baby count for the group will now reach eight. Hopefully they can now officially move on from that stupid George Bush nonsense to care about more important things.
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“Hello to everyone. Hope all is well and everyone is enjoying the New Year. I wanted to address the rumors of the NKOTB Reunion Tour. There has been no talk of this and you are getting it from source directly. Never say never, and you can’t believe everything you read. On another note my solo record will be released in Australia in March. There are a few new songs on it and I hope you guys will check it out. Thank you so much for your continued support.” - Dwood
But what I found most interesting about this post was that he only denied existence of a tour, which wasn’t necessarily reported to begin with. It was only announced that they would be reuniting. And how can he explain the recent activity on their web page?
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Sam Lufti, the shady man who has somehow wormed his way into Britney Spears’ life, made a point of calling Barbara Walters this weekend to blab about his client. The pop star’s ‘manager’ for some reason felt it was necessary to update the newswoman on Spear’s current status. (Apparently Adnan Ghalib‘s tacky interviews on Entertainment Tonight and The Insider haven’t told us enough.)
So with permission, Walters shared a portion of her conversation with Lufti on today’s episode of The View. The veteran reporter - who was very careful in choosing her words - started off by saying that she “couldn’t vouch for the information”, but that he “seemed to be very knowledgeable” and “was very nice.” She then revealed that Britney (according to Lufti) is suffering from “mental issues which are treatable.” Spears has supposedly been to a psychiatrist and (Barbara assumes) is starting some kind of treatment. Sam claims the singer has been having mood swings and difficulty sleeping. And despite rumors to the contrary, Brit’s mother (Lynne Spears) has apparently been in contact with her daughter and has offered words of support.
What seemed like an impossibility four years ago has now just come true: the New Kids are getting back together!
Although VH1 failed to reunite Joey, Jon, Jordan, Danny and Donnie back in 2004, People is reporting that there has apparently been a change of heart. (Or maybe simply a change in their pocketbooks.) It’s believed the official New Kids on the Block website - which has had some recent activity - will post some significant news with the next few weeks. Will it be just a one-time deal…like a Grammy performance? Or will it be an actual comeback attempt? Who knows? The girl who once saw them perform at a local fairground doesn’t care. She just wants to get on the floor and do the New Kids Dance!
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