It's been made public that Britney Spears recently spent time in the UCLA psychiatric ward, but very few have access to her personal medical history. Today UCLA Medical Center is taking action to fire at least 13 employees and at least a dozen more have been suspended or face discipline for peeking at these records. This was a problem with snooping at the hospital once before when Spears had her first child, Sean Preston, in 2005 at the hospital and several workers were fired. "It's not only surprising, it's very frustrating and it's very disappointing," said Jeri Simpson, hospital's HR director. "I feel like we do everything that we possibly can to ensure the privacy of our patients and I know we feel horrible that it happened again." Simpson said that they treat celebs all the time without problem, so "I don't know what it is about her." Man, Brit just can't catch a break!
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Gasp! Kate Bosworth, a young celebrity, drinks alcohol! A lot of it! Josh Gad, her co-star in 21 tells Marie Claire, "Kate can drink anyone under the table. Get a couple in her, and she's definitely a very fun and crazy girl." He recounts an evening during filming: "We went out on St.. Patrick's Day. Not only did she pick the place, but she picked the rowdiest place. And it's like, 'OK, she's one of us! Let's get s***-faced!' But Kate is always one step ahead of you. She had a blast, and everybody was just enamored of the fact that there's a superstar singing and dancing and going nuts. But she was also the first one to be like, 'OK, I'm out of here.'" Ms. Bosworth seems to have things under control though, in a steady relationship with model James Rousseau, continuous roles and no recent scandals to report. Perhaps she's growing wise with age."I just turned 25, which was a weird one," says Kate. "I feel like I had this quarter-century crisis." Yeah, yeah. Hit us up in a few years andRead More »from Kate Bosworthâ€™s pal says she loves to drink
A woman going by the name of Bille Jean Jackson was busted again for trespassing at Jacko's Neverland Ranch on Monday Night claiming she was his wife. (Well, we know she's not his lover!) After attempting to hop the fence, cops took her away, charged her with trespassing and set bail at $2,500. But don't worry Billie Jean! Neverland has been saved after all! Somehow MJ has refinanced the ranch just in time to save it from next week's public auction. Michael has owed $24.5 million on the 2,500-acre land northwest of Santa Barbara, but his attorney L. Londell McMillian said he's worked out a "confidential" agreement with Fortress Investment Group, LLC and that "Neverland and MJ are fine." Whew, that was a close one!
Kevin Federline is celebrating his 30th birthday party at Las Vegas hotspot Pure on March 21. But instead of dropping dough on expensive champagne the former Mr. Britney Spears stands to earn $175,000. Say what? "Kevin is a big spender, and a draw for the crowds," an insider tells Pagesix.com. "So the money he gets is nothing compared to the money they make." A draw for the crowds? We know Vegas is cheesy, but when did this happen?! Spending a few days in Sin City means the boys, Sean Preston and Jayden, will have to stay with Britney, "But it all depends on how she is doing at the time," says the source. "Also, Kevin has to feel confident that Jamie [Spears] will make sure the boys are watched over at all times while she is with them." Six figures and he's removed from daddy duty? Looks life K-Fed is on the up-and-up!
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.
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!
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 9:30 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.
- 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]