After her never ending slew of screw ups, Britney is recouping aka grounded in her $7.2 million, 7,400-square-foot mansion texting friends things like, "I'm so bored. I hate my life." Since she's resigned to staying out of trouble under her daddy's watch, Britney has had many a friend over to visit…and these "friends" were quick to share details about her home with OK! Magazine. Apparently there's a shrine to childhood boyfriend/virginity taker Justin Timberlake including mementos from their shared past. "She's obsessed with him," says one source. "She has pictures of them together and has devoted a private area just to celebrate him." Hey, if we dated JT we'd have the photos on display to prove it too! As long as there's no Jessica Biel voodoo doll we approve of Britney recounting the happier, stable times that once were. Sigh.
Blog Posts by Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
In England a 14-year-old Spice Girl fan Jessica Walmsley was walking alone through a park last January when an attacker stabber her 30 times in the face, neck, chest and back and ran off. The girl suffered a stroke and was hospitalized and in a coma for sic days until Geri "Ginger Spice" Halliwell swung by to pay her a visit. A family member reached out to the Spice Girls as Jessica was supposed to attend their show two days after the incident. "Geri sang a couple of lines of one of their songs and Jessica started moving her arms and legs," says Jessica's mom, Jill to UK's The Mirror. "It was amazing. We were all in fits of giggles because we were so relieved and it was just so funny seeing her legs move to Geri's singing," says Jill. "The next day, she opened her eyes for the first time." When they say "girl power" they're not kidding!
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Mar 20, 2008 9:30 PM EDT
Lauren Conrad's best friend replacement, Audrina Patridge, is set to perform with the p----cat Dolls at Las Vegas nightclub Pure on March 28 to celebrate the new season of MTV's maybe-scripted reality show The Hills. People reports that while the act is still under wraps, Audrina will in fact be suited up in the Dolls signature skimpy burlesque garb. Past hosts include other we're-not-sure-why-they're famous celebs including Paris Hilton, Eva Longoria and Denise Richards. You can catch season three of The Hills in March 24-just because it's garbage doesn't mean we won't tune in.
Hip-hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs has set his sights on a new business venture: an elite car service for A-listers who have popped too many bottles in the club. "After partnering with Ciroc vodka, he wants to make sure everyone's partying responsibly," Diddy's rep tells US Weekly. Hip primary objective? "Making sure nobody gets arrested!" says Combs. Now here's to hoping the links of Lindsay, Paris, Nicole et all have the sense to actually use such a service.
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Mar 20, 2008 9:29 PM EDT
After getting upstaged by Jennifer Hudson in Dreamgirls, Beyonce Knowles is not playing games with her next starring role. Miss B is set to play Etta James in the upcoming film Cadillac Records and has taken to staying in character on and off the set. An onlooker reports to Media Take Out, "I was at the (NYC celebrity hotspot) Waverly Inn a few nights ago and you'll never guess who showed up - Beyonce ... Beyonce was sitting next to some White guy who kept saying to her 'Don't worry Etta, ignore it Etta.'" While we admire her dedication to the craft, we hope she doesn't get confused when one of a dozen fellow A-listers at the Waverly Inn drops her real name. [Media Takeout, Defamer]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Mar 20, 2008 9:28 PM EDT
Britney Spears is releasing her new single, "Break the Ice" on April 14 and she wont be in it, Instead viewers will find an animated, superhero version of Brit set in a futuristic world ala her much acclaimed video for "Toxic." This was the popstars own idea, and we have to say, we're thankful and think it was a brilliant move. After her painfully uncomfortable performance at last year's MTV Video Music Awards, nobody-Britney fans included-wants to see her looking sub-par and not nailing every inch of choreography the way she used to. Here's to biding some time and getting her life back on track. [The Sun]
Just 16 months after being elected, New York Governor Eliot Spitzer stepped down from office after being lined to a prostitution ring. "I am deeply sorry I did not live up to what was expected of me," said Spitzer. "I've begun to atone." He made the announcement with his wife Silda standing by him in his Manhattan office as he did at a press conference Monday saying, "I have acted in a way that violates my obligations to my family and violates my - or any - sense of right and wrong. I apologize to the public, whom I promised better." Spitzer was so well liked that he's been talked down upon on late-night TV and even amongst celeb fans. "I'm really pissed," actress Julianne Moore told People about the scandal. "I honestly don't care where or how people have sex, or with whom, but prostitution is illegal. For someone whose got such a reputation for having a real attitude towards crime, you have to walk the walk. I'm sorry." On Monday Lt. Gov. David A. Paterson,, a legally blind formerRead More »from Gov. Spitzer resigns after link to prostitutes
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Mar 20, 2008 9:26 PM EDT
If you thought Catherine Zeta-Jones was a hot mama you haven't seen nothin' yet! Michael Douglas' young-but-not-that-young-anymore wifepiece was doing press for her new film Death Defying Acts in Sydney, and assures her sexiest role has yet to come. The Oscar winner admits she's ready and willing to show some skin on the big screen. "In my next movie, you'll be seeing a lot more of me, put it that way," said CZJ. "You see, I haven't actually reached my sexiest point yet." Alrighty then! The self-appointed MILF says, "I am a mother so I'm not going to be rip-roaring in corsets playing a 19-year-old because I'm not. I'm 38 years old." During the press conference the Chicago star asked reporters, "Is it hot in here or is it just me?" allegedly prompting men from the crowd to assure, "It's you!" Okay, we admit it, you're a babe. Now enough already. [People]
Brooke Hogan, the daughter of famous pro-wrestler Hulk Hogan and star of "Hogan Knows Best," is doubly peeved. Not only has her parent's 24-year marriage been destroyed because of Hulk's affair, but the woman who got with him was a close friend of hers! Brooke, 19, disses ex-buddy, Christiane Plante, 33, on her MySpace blog: "I think she shoulda thought about what kinda press she was gonna get when she slept with her best friend's famous father . . . I think we're all seeing just exactly how karma works Christiane. Nothing you say will ever put my family back together." Youch. That's pretty harsh… but, remember Brooke, it does take two to um, get in the ring. [NY Post]
Yesterday a court commissioner approved a $1,500 weekly allowance for Britney Spears whose funds have been under the control of her father and his attorneys for the past six weeks. So how much has Papa Spears gotten out of the deal? $2,500 a week plus money to lease a car. Hmm, we kind of find this unfair. Not that we quite understand what Ms. Spears could be dropping that kind of cash on when her only sightings are at Pinkberry, but the popstar's estate is reportedly worth $100 million! Yet the only way she can "enjoy herself, have some freedom of choice," according to Geraldine Wyle, Jamie Spears' attorney, is by getting that limited cash out with her debit card? Oh well, we suppose after everything that's happened she does need a babysitter to protect the fortune, but uhh… why doesn't Jamie Spears have his own car? Someone may want to keep an eye on this money manager. [E!]Read More »from Court doles out allowance to Britney