Thursday, January 31, 2008

Afternoon INFO!

Katie Holmes is a glum sugarplum
Posh Spice has another tattoo
The return of Lake Bell
Get back to work Orlando Bloom!
A Jewel sighting!
Britney Spears likes Swiss Miss
Is Minnie Driver pregnant?
Katherine Heigl should stop smoking
Nicole Richie knows fashion
Valentino’s last show
Where’s your hygiene Matthew McConaughey?
Please get some sleep Britney
Who wants to marry Tom Brady?
The world won’t be the same without Montel Williams

Sean “Diddy” Combs has purchased almost every bottle of Cristal champagne in Arizona for his Super Bowl party at Club Axis/Radius tonight.

Nancy Cartwright, who voices Bart Simpson on Fox’s hit show “The Simpsons,” gave $10 million to the Church of Scientology in 2007. Tome Cruise and Kirstie Alley only gave $5 million last year

Madonna is throwing a party at the UN Wednesday to raise money for UNICEF and Malawi. Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher are expected to attend.


TMZ has learned Britney's parents have won round one in the tug of war with Sam Lutfi. We're told the doctors at UCLA are now "fully cooperating" with the parents in the treatment of Britney Spears, however, the war probably is not over until a judge signs an order as to who has control.By the way, the men in white coats are giving props to LAPD's "SMART Unit" which specializes in mental health cases for coordinating the events that went down last night and early this morning.UPDATE: Sam Lutfi left the hospital before 4:00 AM. Papa Jamie just left.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ an L.A. County Superior Court judge has just signed a "5150," meaning Britney Spears is on a three-day psychiatric hold at the UCLA Medical Center. We're told there is a "good possibility" that it will be extended to 14 days. We've also learned there have been several parallel attempts to get Britney on a 5150. Her lawyers, Anne Kiley and Tara Scott, secured a new psychiatrist late last week -- he's the one who triggered the 5150 last night. At the same time, we're told Britney's mother, father and brother have been "working closely with the LAPD for weeks" to get her back in for psychiatric care. There is now a dogfight between Britney's family and Sam Lutfi over who will make medical decisions, however, that fight is now put on hold because the judge now makes the call. Once the psychiatric hold ends, something has to give.

TMZ has broken story after story in the middle of the night, detailing the second commitment of Britney Spears that occurred in the last few hours. For all of you who have just logged on, here's a summary:Last night, Britney's new psychiatrist went to her home and felt she was a danger to herself and others -- partly because of her reckless driving and partly because of her "downhill behavior." As a result, the shrink launched a plan (days in the making) to have Britney committed to UCLA Medical Center by calling the cops.Sources tell us the cops knew it was coming. In fact, the plan was for cops and paramedics to take Britney away the night before, but it was scrubbed. Last night, it all went down according to plan. Cops even used code to minimize craziness in transporting Britney to the hospital. Over the police radio, she was referred to as "The Package."

TMZ has learned there is a bitter fight underway as this story is published. It's taking place in the halls of UCLA Medical Center. As of right now, Jamie and Lynne Spears have been told they are not calling the shots in making medical decisions on behalf of Britney. Right now, it appears Sam Lutfi is in the driver's seat, but that could all change.Sources tell us after Britney's stay at Cedars earlier this month, she had her lawyers draft paperwork making it clear she did not want her parents involved in making medical decisions on her behalf. We're told her dad had gone ballistic back then, screaming and swearing at Lutfi -- even pushing him -- in front of Britney. As to what paperwork was signed, the cleanest thing would be if Britney signed a durable power of attorney, giving someone power to make medical decisions on her behalf in an emergency. We are told no such document was signed, but somehow Britney made it clear she wanted Lutfi to make those decisions.Right now, the doctors at UCLA are working with Lutfi and not the parents, but lawyers have been called and the tension in the air is thick. We're told Jamie was screaming at Sam in the hallway, accusing him of trying to control his daughter's mind.As for Britney, we're told she's not only calm, the doctors have just given her a "cigarette break!"

Unlike the last time she was committed, this time around Britney Spears was all about peace and silence as she waited for cops and paramedics to take her away.At her home earlier in the evening, we're told Sam Lutfi informed Brit he had been working with her psychiatrist and the cops, and she would be going back to the hospital. At that point, we're told, Lynne Spears became extremely upset and accused Lutfi of trying to control her daughter. Brit then told everyone to "shut up," saying "I'll do what I need to do."After that, Britney demanded complete silence. She sat on the floor and began passing notes to Lutfi, Adnan and others as they waited for the cops and emergency workers. Utterly different from the last time.

TMZ has learned the plan to get Britney into UCLA Medical Center had been hatched for days -- it was aborted last night, but executed just minutes ago.Back at her house, Britney's psychiatrist told her she was going to the hospital. Her response was, "Is something wrong?" She was not resistant. She made hot chocolate and waited before paramedics arrived and placed her on a gurney. We're told the psychiatrist felt her condition had deteriorated. Britney had not slept since Saturday -- a day and half longer than she stayed up in recent memory. The reason she's at UCLA is her new treating psychiatrist practices out of that medical center. We're told during her initial 72-hour stay she cannot be forced to take medication against her will. If, however, she refuses to take meds, the plan is for the the psych to go to court and have Britney held for an additional 14 days, during which time he can administer proper medications. And get this ironic twist -- Lynne Spears and Adnan drove to the Medical Center in the same car. A source tells us when Lynne found out Britney was being committed, she blamed it on Sam and was extremely agitated. When Brit heard that, she screamed to her mother, "Shut the hell up."

BRITNEY is the word of the DAY!!

EXCLUSIVE: Britney Spears Hadn't Slept Since Saturday, "There Was No Suicide Attempt"
Today's hospital trip was "a carefully orchestrated intervention" between lawyers and LAPD

Singer Britney Spears Hospitalized Again for "Mental Evaluation" Police involuntary committed the singer to UCLA Medical Center early Thursday morning

WATCH: Britney Spears Being Rushed to the HospitalShe was escorted by more than a dozen police officers, two cruisers and two police helicopters

WATCH: Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl Commercial!The singer stars in a TV spot for Pepsi

EXCLUSIVE: Paris Hilton and Elisha Cuthbert Seen Making OutThe two were "all over each other and making out" at New York's Tenjune club Tuesday night, a witness tells Us

Angelina Jolie Is Pregnant The actress may sell the confirmation of the news — with money going to charity

Enter Us Weekly's Sexy Couples Contest
Forbes: Madonna Named Richest Woman In Music; Britney Spears No. 14
EXCLUSIVE: Heath Ledger Refused to Get Out of Car to Enter Rehab in 2006
Ethan Hawke to Be a Dad
VIDEO: Watch the Us Weekly Minute!

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Kristin, LC, Hills - ALL the LATEST!!

Afternoon GOSSIP!!

Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo sing a duet
Katherine McPhee has girl power
Verne Troyer still gettin’ the ladies
Uma Thurman is chillaxin
David Beckham’s wide world of sports
Carmen Electra likes big coats
Amy Winehouse’s mom is pro-divorce
Celebrity chefs got skilz
Brooke Burke is Wild On having more kids
Pharrell and Louis Vuitton get together
Britney’s new Benz should make her feel better
Jasons Biggs is getting married!
John McCain with a pageant queen?
Cheeseburgers now come in a can

Michelle Williams drove Heath Ledger to Promises in March 2006 to seek treatment for drug abuse but Heath refused to check in, promising to clean up his act on his own, Us Weekly reports.

Jessica Alba and Cash Warren recently picked up an “I’m a Boy” onsie at L.A.’s Petit Tresor and also bought baby furniture in a nautical theme.

Cameron Diaz enjoyed a romantic vacation earlier this month with Felicity actor Scott Speedman.

TASHA NICOLE - WILF! Wife i'd like to BLEEP!!


Greenspan doubts Fed's ability to prevent recession...



EXCLUSIVE: Heath Ledger Refused to Get Out of Car to Enter Rehab in 2006
Michelle Williams drove him to Promises Treatment Center, but he would not enter, instead pledging to clean up

Angelina Jolie Is Pregnant The actress may sell the confirmation of the news — with money going to charity

Allison Janney: Lynne Spears Should Take Jamie Lynn to See JunoEXCLUSIVE: The Juno star tells Us she thinks "they'd love" the pregnant-at-16 comedy

EXCLUSIVE: American Pie Star Jason Biggs Engaged"It happened recently," he tells Us of proposing to actress Jenny Mollen

John Edwards to Drop Out of Presidential RaceThe Democrat attracted the likes of John Mayer and Desperate Housewives’ James Denton

WATCH: Britney Spears Gets Stuck Driving New $50,000 Mercedes in Hollywood HillsThe singer beckons photographers to help after she pulls on to a steep road

Friend: Anna Nicole Smith's Son Was "Living in a Shell" Due to Mom's Fame
Britney Spears Reunites With Estranged Mom Lynne
EXCLUSIVE PICS: Tony Romo Sings Karaoke to Jessica Simpson
Actor Wes Bentley: Heath Ledger Was "a Vibrant Man"
Tom Cruise "Spoke Briefly" to Man Posing as Heath Ledger's Dad

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008


The Britney saga continues
Had enough of Britney?
More SAG coverage
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are still together
Tila Tequila out and about
Angelina Jolie’s dad thinks having a kid is wonderful news
Brooke Shields is in the jungle
Best Animated Short Films
Jennifer Lopez to wear a designer hospital gown?
Christian Lacroix is wild
No more Britney, we promise
Dixie Chicks having little chicks
Will this WGA strike ever end?
Obama looks like the real deal

Lindsay Lohan had “at least two” vodka cocktails Friday while partying with ex Stavros Niarchos and Brody Jenner at Beatrice Inn Friday night according to the Daily News.

According to the Post, a man impersonated Heath Ledger’s father, Kim Ledger and duped Tom Cruise into consoling him over the phone and nearly got John Travolta to buy him a plane ticket to the U.S.

Jon Voight is supporting Rudy Giuliani on the campaign trail. “God sent an angel named Rudy Giuliani,” Voight recently told a crowd in Orlando.



Ryan Seacrest being the red carpet host for the pre-Super Bowl show Feb. 3 is not surprising at all. What’s surprising is he was a starting football player at Dunwoody High School in the early 1990s.
“In junior high, I was short and stocky so I was an offensive guard,” he told the media during a news conference. “But by high school, I lost weight and gained speed, so I became a strong safety.” His team even played a team in Valdosta for a championship in 1992 — but lost.
We’d love to show you photos from Seacrest’s gridiron glory, but his mother, Connie, told Buzz she already had sent the incriminating shots to her son’s business office since Fox had requested them.
Connie said she always worried about her son getting hurt in high school and was relieved when he escaped unscathed. “I think he really gets a kick out of doing the Super Bowl,” she said. “He can talk the talk. He knows the lingo.”
Seacrest won’t say whether he’s favoring the Giants or the Patriots, but said his clearest childhood memory was rooting for the Chicago Bears wearing a William “Refrigerator” Perry jersey as an 11-year-old. Now that’s a photo we wish we had.



Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo’s PDA-Packed Dinner
“They ate off each other’s plates!” an eyewitness tells Us of their hot date

Britney Spears In Tears, Parents Arrive At HouseFollowing an argument with her manager, Sam Lutfi, her mother and father rush to her side

Enter Us' Bridesmaid Dress Photo Contest! wants your best – and worst! – bridesmaid pictures

Pregnant Dixie Chick Martie Maguire Due in Late SummerShe and husband, actor Gareth Maguire, "are thrilled!" she writes on her Web site

Hannah Montana Singer Miley Cyrus Changes Her NameShe now goes by Miley Ray Cyrus

VIDEO: Enter to Win an Us Weekly Makeover in NYC!Three grand prize winners will be flown to the Big Apple in March to be transformed by Hollywood's top pros

EXCLUSIVE: Rep: Jennifer Lopez Not In Labor
POLL: Do You Feel Sorry For Britney?
Lauren Conrad on Stephen Colletti: "We're Just Friends"
Sam Lutfi: Britney Spears Suffers from "Mental Issues," Is Seeking Treatment
Angelina Jolie's Dad Speaks Out on Pregnancy Rumors

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Monday, January 28, 2008

There's NOTHING NEW on TV, so you might as well READ!

Sam Lutfi: Britney Spears Suffers from "Mental Issues," Is Seeking Treatment
ALSO: He tells Barbara Walters the singer is back in touch with her estranged mother Lynne

Angelina Jolie's Dad Speaks Out on Pregnancy Rumors"It's wonderful news... if it's true," actor Jon Voight says

New Kids on the Block Singer Slams Reunion Report"There has been no talk," Danny Wood blogs on his MySpace page

Jessica Alba on Seeing Baby Bump: "It's a Shock to the System""You go, 'What’s happening?’" The Eye star says of how her body has changed

Shar Jackson: Britney Spears' Kids “Don’t Know Where She Is”The singer hasn’t seen sons Sean Preston and Jayden James in three weeks

POLL: Sandra Oh's SAG Dress – Love It or Hate It?The Grey's Anatomy actress wore a traditional Korean dress-inspired gown

POLL: Amanda Bynes' SAG Dress – Love It or Hate It?
VIDEO: Enter to Win an Us Weekly Makeover in NYC!
WATCH: Stars Honor Heath Ledger at SAG Awards
Angelina Jolie's Herm├Ęs Dress Fuels Pregnancy Rumors
POLL: Carla Gugino's SAG Dress – Love It or Hate It?
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Alyssa Milano is such a sports fanatic
Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher dump Kabbalah
Britney has been drunk and high since age 13
Hayden Panettiere is still cute and not a druggie.
Scarlett Johansson is engaged, but not to Ryan Reynolds
New Kids on the Block are planning a comeback? Danny Wood says, ‘Not anymore!’
American crazies were awarded in France
Quentin Tarantino directs a slap
Jane Krakowski dropped Dippin’ Dots on her SAG dress
Looks for less: Party dresses
Bird craps in reporter’s mouth — No, really
Ne-Yo’s mom will kick your butt for calling him gay
Sharon Stone is going for that emo look

Daniel Day-Lewis dedicated his Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor in There Will Be Blood to the late Heath Ledger. Backstage, Day-Lewis said he never met Heath but the actor’s death was all he had been thinking about recently.

Kirsten Dunst is in negotiations and Ryan Gosling has signed on to star in the period murder mystery, All Good Things, for Groundswell Productions.

NBC has chosen Selma Blair to star opposite Molly Shannon in its comedy pilot, Kath and Kim. Based on the eponymous hit Australian series, the comedy focuses on the dysfunctional relationship between a mother (Shannon) and her daughter (Blair).

Friday, January 25, 2008


More Miley Cyrus candid shots from MySpace leak out
Fisting fun with Janice Dickinson
Britney’s throat is so attractive
Even Kate Moss needs some mommy time
Hayden Panettiere is the world’s smallest cheerleader
Britney loves her Riteaid
Naomi Campbell’s former personal assistant is tacky
Tattoos of celebrities — yay or nay?
Kylie Minogue spotted at London’s Heathrow airport
Armani Prive Haute Couture 2008
Will Ferrell wets himself
Mary-Kate won’t be grilled over Heath Ledger’s calls
Tom Brady’s new Stetson cologne ad

Say goodbye to Myspace! Wednesday is International Delete Your MySpace Account Day

Beyonce, Foo Fighters, Carrie Underwood, Mary J. Blige and Rihanna will all be performing at the Grammys this year. Set your TiVos… Feb. 10 @ 8PM ET/PT on CBS!

Former talk show host Jenny Jones plans to give away $1 million to 40 people who come up with the best plans to use the cash for good. Send applications to


She's never gonna be talking to this dude again!

Unfitney's uncle, William Spears, spoke exclu$ively to The Sun about his trainwreck of a niece.
And he drops some bombshells!

Here are a few highlights:

- He says Brit, 26, started DRINKING when she was a 13-year-old Mickey Mouse Club presenter and dabbled with DRUGS from the age of 14.
- She is also terrified she will mimic her tragic grandmother Emma Jean, who committed suicide aged 31.
- After her turbulent early years, Willie says she went “buck-wild” on turning 18, snorting cocaine on her birthday, adding: “She has tried just about everything - cocaine, crystal meth, ecstasy.”
- He says: “I’m not just a family friend or someone who claims to know them. I was there every day, working with them. I have seen all the terrible things happen.”
- He believes her drug-taking started at 14 with marijuana but adds: “It got worse when she got famous and she found out that people would do what she wanted them to. She wanted to drink, party and go where she wanted to go. She is a ruthless little thing, make no mistake. Nobody controls her. She bosses everyone around her.”
- Willie says his brother JAMIE - Britney’s dad - must take a large chunk of responsibility for her boozy lifestyle.
- “Just about everyone in the Spears family is a drunk and Britney’s dad Jamie was one of the worst. He would drink from daylight to night. Britney saw him drunk all the time.”
- Willie is a recovering drug addict and has been clean for more than four years. But sensationally he admits taking drugs with Britney in the past.
- He says: “I know she did cocaine on her 18th birthday - I was there. We were at a party in an apartment and I spotted her doing a line just before I did one. We smoked pot together too.”
- "The drug use went up overnight when she moved to LA to pursue her career. The drugs and the alcohol helped her cope with the pressure - helped her to escape from reality. We thought maybe getting married and having kids would help her settle down but it was quite the opposite.”
- He says: “Britney is in an unstable state of mind now and there is nothing anyone can do about it. She is not listening to anybody. She has fired all the people around her who cared because she simply doesn’t want people to tell her to stop doing the things she is doing.”
- “If people think she has reached the bottom, they are very wrong. Suicide is the bottom line for Britney.”





EXCLUSIVE: Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo: "Won't Let This Garbage Get Under Their Skin"
Her rep slams an OK! magazine report that the couple have called it quits

Police Source: Mary-Kate Olsen Will Not Be Grilled Over Heath Ledger Calls"We have absolutely no interest in talking to Mary-Kate," the source tells Us

Who Was Heath Ledger's Masseuse?Diana Wolozin does not hold a state license to perform massage therapy

Heath Ledger's Family Grieves Over Loss in Newspaper TributeThey took out two columns of death notices in Friday's West Australian

VIDEO: Enter to Win an Us Weekly Makeover in NYC!Three grand prize winners will be flown to the Big Apple in March to be transformed by Hollywood's top pros

Heath Ledger's Masseuse Called Mary-Kate Olsen Three Times Before 911She also called Olsen a fourth time after paramedics arrived, according to a new report

Jessica Simpson Fights Back Against OK! Magazine
EXCLUSIVE: Miley Cyrus, Nick Jonas Both Confirm They Are Single
Heath Ledger Funeral Set
EXCLUSIVE: The Hills’ Lauren Conrad Gets New Roommate
Amy Winehouse in Rehab

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Thursday, January 24, 2008


Interrogator: Invasion Surprised Saddam

Tells 60 Minutes Former Dictator Bragged About Eluding Capture(CBS)

Saddam Hussein initially didn't think the U.S. would invade Iraq to destroy weapons of mass destruction, so he kept the fact that he had none a secret to prevent an Iranian invasion he believed could happen. The Iraqi dictator revealed this thinking to George Piro, the FBI agent assigned to interrogate him after his capture. Piro, in his first television interview, relays this and other revelations to 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley this Sunday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Piro spent almost seven months debriefing Saddam in a plan based on winning his confidence by convincing him that Piro was an important envoy who answered to President Bush. This and being Saddam's sole provider of items like writing materials and toiletries made the toppled Iraqi president open up to Piro, a Lebanese-American and one of the few FBI agents who spoke Arabic. "He told me he initially miscalculated... President Bush’s intentions. He thought the United States would retaliate with the same type of attack as we did in 1998...a four-day aerial attack," says Piro. "He survived that one and he was willing to accept that type of attack." "He didn't believe the U.S. would invade?" asks Pelley, "No, not initially," answers Piro. Once the invasion was certain, says Piro, Saddam asked his generals if they could hold the invaders for two weeks. "And at that point, it would go into what he called the secret war," Piro tells Pelley. But Piro isn’t convinced that the insurgency was Saddam's plan. "Well, he would like to take credit for the insurgency," says Piro. Saddam still wouldn't admit he had no weapons of mass destruction, even when it was obvious there would be military action against him because of the perception he did. Because, says Piro, "For him, it was critical that he was seen as still the strong, defiant Saddam. He thought that [faking having the weapons] would prevent the Iranians from reinvading Iraq," he tells Pelley. He also intended and had the wherewithal to restart the weapons program. "Saddam] still had the engineers. The folks that he needed to reconstitute his program are still there," says Piro. "He wanted to pursue all of WMD…to reconstitute his entire WMD program." This included chemical, biological and nuclear weapons, Piro says. Saddam bragged that he changed his routine and security to elude capture. "What he wanted to really illustrate is…how he was able to outsmart us," says Piro. "He told me he changed…the way he traveled. He got rid of his normal vehicles. He got rid of the protective detail that he traveled with, really just to change his signature." It took nine months to finally capture Saddam, but U.S. calculations on where he might be early on turned out to be accurate. Saddam was at Dora Farms early in the war when the known presidential site was targeted with tons of bombs and many missiles. "He said it in a kind of a bragging fashion that he was there, but that we missed him. He wasn't bothered by the fact that he was there," Piro tells Pelley.

LC a third roomamate?


Nighty NIGHT!! LATEST INFO to close out your DAY!!

Heath Ledger Funeral Set
His family is expected to arrive in New York on Friday

EXCLUSIVE: The Hills’ Lauren Conrad Gets New RoommateHer pal Lauren “Lo” Bosworth will join her and Audrina Patridge in their new Hollywood Hills home next season

Amy Winehouse in RehabThe singer "has come to understand that she requires specialist treatment," a label rep said Thursday

Scarlett Johansson to Release Debut Album in MayYeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner joins her on the Tom Waits covers disc

Heath Ledger's Uncles: He Wouldn't Have Done Anything IrresponsibleALSO: A new report claims six prescription drugs were found at the time of death

EXCLUSIVE: Miley Cyrus, Nick Jonas Both Confirm They Are SingleNeither had publicly commented before about rumors

Kirstie Alley Says She'd "Be Dead" Without Scientology
EXCLUSIVE: Britney Spears’ Bizarre School Visit
Miley Cyrus and the New Power Girls: No Drinking, No Drugs, No Clubs
Report: Heath Ledger, Mary-Kate Olsen Were Dating
FIRST PICTURE: Michelle Williams and Matilda Arrive in Brooklyn
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Good for them though for not having any tramp stamps!!


Taxpayers would get checks under economic stimulus plan
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NEW: "Tens of millions of Americans" to get check, Pelosi says
NEW: Agreement must pass House, Senate before checks issued
Deal would give taxpaying individuals $600, couples filing jointly $1,200, sources say
Parents may get $300 more per child, sources say

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- American taxpayers would get checks of several hundred dollars from the federal government under a plan to stimulate the economy announced by congressional and administration officials Thursday.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, right, and House Minority Leader John Boehner announce the stimulus package on Thursday.

"Tens of millions Americans will have a check in the mail," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, said at a Capitol Hill news conference. "It is there to strengthen the middle class, to create jobs and to turn this economy around."

"I'm looking for quick action in the House. I hope that the Senate will follow quickly so that we can put this money in the hands of middle-income Americans as soon as possible," said Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, the House minority leader.

Sources on Capitol Hill and at the Treasury Department said the plan would send checks of $600 to individuals and $1,200 to couples who paid income tax and who filed jointly.

People who did not pay federal income taxes but who had earned income of more than $3,000 would get checks of $300 per individual or $600 per couple.

A Democratic aide and Republican aide said there will be an additional amount per child, which could be in the neighborhood of $300.

Those who earn up to $75,000 individually or up to $150,000 as a couple will be eligible for the payments, said Republican and Democratic sources familiar with the tentative deal.

Checks could be in taxpayers' mailboxes by June, according to an Associated Press report.

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The agreement includes a robust package of business incentives and help for homeowners facing possible mortgage foreclosures.

The Treasury Department still must analyze the numbers to determine the price tag of the stimulus package, sources said.

To get to the agreement, Democrats dropped calls for increases in food stamps and an extension of unemployment compensation. Republicans agreed to allow people who pay Social Security taxes but not income taxes to get the checks, sources said.

An announcement on the plan could come Thursday afternoon, the two sources said.

Aides in both parties said Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson has been working aggressively in recent days as he tries to make progress before House Republicans head out of Washington for a legislative retreat at the end of the week.

The stimulus package may face resistance from fiscal conservatives in both parties over worries that it would increase the federal debt. The talks are occurring as auditors report that the federal deficit -- the difference between what the government takes in and what it spends -- is increasing.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated Wednesday the deficit would jump to $250 billion, mainly because of a weakening economy. That estimate does not include any additional spending that would be part of a stimulus package.

The proposal is intended to address economic worries stemming from a worldwide credit crunch created by the mortgage crisis and plunging stock markets. The president proposed the package last week. Watch a debate on whether the U.S. is heading into a recession »

Officials in both parties credited Paulson, the former Goldman Sachs executive known for a shrewd grasp of the markets, with pushing the package aggressively.
"He's been on the phone with practically every member of Congress -- some of them a few times," one Senate Republican aide said. "He's not fooling around." E-mail to a friend

Here's what you MISSED while you WORKED!!

Tara Reid shows off her new short do
Paris Hilton has the voice of an angel
Cameron Diaz and Eva Mendes burp and fart
Kim Kardashian heats up the beach in a one-piece
Celeb still cycling through Sundance
Madonna has a bruised cheek
Lindsay Lohan’s dealer dishes the dirt
Celebrities are false gods
Uma Thurman hits up the Valentino show
Christian Dior: Haute Couture 2008
Lil Wayne is sent to the slammer
For the last time, Miley Cyrus and Nick Jonas confirm they are single
Boy George: Amy Winehouse reminds me of me
The Honda Civic Tour presents Panic at the Disco

Tom Cruise is set to be a presenter at the Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony Sunday.

Starting Friday, Feb. 22 @ 8PM ET/PT, Drew Carey will kick off six episodes of primetime Price is Right, as CBS tries to cut down on strike repeats.

Movie critic Roger Ebert, who’s battling cancer, is headed back to the hospital for more surgery to correct complications from previous procedures.

Sylvester Stallone denies he used steroids but admits he took prescription testosterone to bulk up for the new Rambo.

Jimmy Choo founder Tamara Mellon is suing her mother, Anne Yeardye, for $10 million. Mellon filed a breach-of-contract complaint against Yeardye in L.A. Superior Court over the 2004 sale of the $350 million Choo empire.


Obama accused of 'hit job' in toxic White House race...
Clinton Ad Heightens Unity Fears...
PAPER: Bill risks tarnishing his global brand...
VIDEO: Liberal Radio Host Schultz: Bill is Lying...
Hillary Defends...
Michelle: 'They will say anything'...
New Obama Ad: Clinton will 'change nothing. It's time to turn the page'...CAMPAIGN MEMO: Hillary Clinton going all out to win South Caroli


Rachel Bilson just keeps getting cuter. (PopSugar)
Jennifer Aniston on the set of her new movie. (Hollywood Tuna)
Is Jessica Simpson not wearing underwear? (CollegeHumor)
Another look at Lindsay Lohan's ass. (Pink is the New Blog)
Paris Hilton's sex dress. (CityRag)
Rachael Taylor is beyond beautiful. (Popoholic)
Amy Winehouse caught smoking crack! (DListed)
Eva Longoria has a food baby. (Celebslam)
Britney Spears loves the paparazzi. (IDLYITW)
Jerry O'Connell spoofs Tom Cruise. (Just Jared)
Why is Amy Winehouse not in rehab yet? (A Socialite's Life)
Madonna's bruise is getting bigger. (Hollywood Rag)
Will Jamie Lynn Spears give her baby up for adoption? (Popbytes)

Kourtney Kardashian in a BIKINI - oh yah, KIM, is there too!

Kourtney - definatly, the best KARDASHIAN!



Triana Iglesius - WORTH a LOOK!!

After seeing her, SPAIN might be worth a visit!! PICS!!


Heath Ledger's Uncles: He Wouldn't Have Done Anything Irresponsible
ALSO: A new report claims six prescription drugs were found at the time of death

Miley Cyrus Confirms She Is SingleALSO: Click here to see who her celeb crush is

EXCLUSIVE: Britney Spears’ Bizarre School VisitThe pop star made a troubling request at a Beverly Hills elementary school

Report: Heath Ledger, Mary-Kate Olsen Were DatingHer number was programmed into his phone

FIRST PICTURE: Michelle Williams and Matilda Arrive in BrooklynThe actress and her daughter return to NYC the day after her ex Heath Ledger is found dead

POLL: Halle Berry’s Short New Do: Love It or Hate It?The mom-to-be showed off her new look Wednesday in Universal City, California

Four Feathers Director: I Spoke to Heath the Night Before He Died
Report: Heath Ledger Masseuse's First Call To Mary-Kate Olsen, Not 911
Project Runway Recap: Jean Mutation
Miley Cyrus and the New Power Girls: No Drinking, No Drugs, No Clubs
Rolled-Up $20, No Illegal Drugs Found at Heath Ledger's Apartment

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008



Diane Kruger takes the covers of Germany’s GQ and Vogue
Beyonce and Tina Turner may duet at the Grammys
Pink is really smart
Mischa Barton seems to habitually lose her top.
Mariah Carey covers up her bits
Brit has a mysterious stain on her shirt
Britney wants to have Adnan Ghalib’s baby
Strange toys from around the world.
Lenny Kravitz practices abstinence
Scope out Zooey Deschanel’s celeb style
A little preview of Filth & Wisdom, Madonna’s directorial debut
Britney arrives at L.A. County Courthouse
Wikipedia is spinning off a website for chicks called Chickipedia

George Clooney’s rep says that he’s “not at liberty” to say why the actor has yet to make a statement about his Oscar nomination. Some believe Clooney hasn’t spoken up because he’s involved in a top-secret effort to broker a deal between the producers and striking writers. George’s handlers say all will be revealed in time.

The Writers Guild of America said Tuesday that it would not picket the Feb. 10 Grammy Awards.

Brit’s paparazzo pal Adnan Ghalib tells Entertainment Tonight that he’d marry Britney and believes that the pop star wants to have his baby. The paparazzo denied rumors that Brit took out a restraining order on him and says their relationship is “far from over.” He also says that Brit sometimes speaks with a British accent because she thinks it’s cute, not because she’s crazy. Meanwhile, Ghalib’s wife filed formal separation papers yesterday citing “irreconcilable differences.”


UPDATE: Britney Spears Arrives at L.A. Court
Kevin Federline shows up in a light gray suit – and a mohawk

Heath Ledger's Autopsy InconclusiveIt will take about 10 days to complete the investigation, the medical examiner's office says

Helena Christensen: I Was on the Way to See Heath Ledger When I Heard He Died"I had just left him a message and heard his voice on the machine," the model says

WATCH: Heath Ledger Mourners Set Up Makeshift Memorial Outside ApartmentThe vigil began in downtown Manhattan shortly after the actor's body was found Tuesday

Ledger's Apartment Super: The Last Time I Saw HeathThe actor "was in a good mood ... pushing his daughter in a carriage," he tells Us

WATCH: Heath Ledger Was "Obsessed" with Nick DrakeThe actor spoke of his interest in the singer who died at the age of 26 in 1974

EXCLUSIVE: Michelle Williams Is "in Her Own World" Right Now
WATCH: Britney Spears and Adnan Ghalib Involved In Minor Car Accident
Heath Ledger's Family Speaks About His Death
Heath Ledger's Rep: "Saddened and Shocked By This Accident"
Police: Heath Ledger Was Found "Deceased, Naked and Face Down"

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When can we see KOURTNEY instead of KIM?

Entertainment UPDATE!!

Mel Gibson catches up on his gay literature
Jared Leto sucking face with Paris
Jeremy Piven is stalking Dita Von Teese
Bikini-clad Liv Tyler frolicks along the beach
Jennifer Aniston is chilly
Joe Simpson likes to play third wheel
Matthew Perry should wear his sunglasses
Times Square Dynamics
Denise Richards battles Charlie Sheen over reality show
Plastic Land’s looks for less
Kate Beckinsale is an angry woman
Kate Moss is seeking legal action against UK paper
Sundance party-goers rally through weekend No. 1
Celebrity Presidential endorsement quotes
Oprah is reportedly fuming over Dr. Phil

Survivor winner Yul Kwon has been forbidden to open up a yogurt shop in San Francisco, Calif.

Despite getting grilled by Letterman last September, Paris Hilton is reportedly scheduled to appear on the show Feb. 1.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Monday, January 21, 2008


The BREAKFAST of CHAMPIONS - 52 RED BULLS, some TYLENOL and Lindsey Lohan's ASS!


Britney's Pap Pal Surprised by Restraining Order Rumor
Chris Noth & His Girlfriend Have a Boy
Giuliana Rancic Denies Pregnancy Rumors
Oprah Winfrey: How Martin Luther King Changed My Life
Bob Newhart Show Star Suzanne Pleshette Dies at 70

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WATCH: Britney Spears on Paparazzo Adnan Ghalib: "Never Met Him"
With a British accent, the singer denies knowing her beau

Kiefer Sutherland Released from JailThe 24 star spent 48 days in prison for a DUI

Sex and the City Star Chris Noth Has Baby BoyOrion Christopher Noth is the first child for the actor and girlfriend Tara Wilson

Brad Renfro Funeral Set for MondayALSO: In the actor's obituary, a son, Y Renfro, was listed among his survivors

Katie Holmes' Mad Money FlopsUPDATE: The comedy opened at No. 7 with $7.7 million, according to new studio estimates

Tom Cruise New Video: “Psychiatry Doesn’t Work”The actor says, “we have the ability to crush” drug companies

EXCLUSIVE: Mario Batali: Why Gwyneth Paltrow Was Hospitalized
Spencer Pratt Denies Asking for Another Girl's Number
EXCLUSIVE: Publisher Calls Tom Cruise’s Legal Threats "Unfortunate"
Katie Holmes Says Suri Is a Fan of American Idol
Britney Spears Loses Movie Role

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IS she HOT?


Friday, January 18, 2008

Cidney CARSON still SMOKIN HOT! And a LITTLE Jessica SIMPSON esque!

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Will Ferrell’s college comedy tour announcement
Sean Paul’s music causes seizures.
Bjork is bona fida insane
The newly single and bikini-clad Natalie Imbruglia hits the high seas.
Mr. Affleck goes to Washington
Sienna Miller wins her nekkid photo case
Tom Cruise calls EPA liars
Guess whose feet have been attached by fur.
Celebrity hair pieces are awesome!
Drew Barrymore and Justin Long: 2gther 4ever
Nike presents Air Jordan XX3
Rachael Ray endorses Dunkin Donuts but hates their coffee
Miley Cyrus: Britney Spears needs help!
James Marsters‘ gay kiss pleased his girlfriend.
50 Cent will interview Paris Hilton Sunday at the Sundance Festival for the MySpace Celebrity artist-on-artist program.

Chris Martin was caught on camera attacking a photographer as he and wife Gwyneth Paltrow left Mount Sinai Hospital earlier this week.

Josh Groban will perform at a $2,500 per plate charity benefit at the house Brad Pitt is renting during the Sundance Film Festival.

Kiefer Sutherland will be released from jail Monday after serving his entire 48-day sentence. Glendal City Jail rep John Bailan said that the 24 star spent his days doing laundry, emptying trash bins and mopping floors.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Withdraw from the celebrity cash machine. Cha-ching!
You can always blame Papa Joe for all things Jessica (and Ashlee) Simpson
Britney Spears still hates her kids
Rachel Bilson nude scenes ain’t gonna happen
Leo DiCaprio’s moped fun with actor pal Lukas Haas
Michelle Monaghan is now rumored to play Silver Fox
Paris Hilton spotted with… who’s counting?
Naomi Campbell dating Venezuelan President?
Christina Applegate’s clock is ticking
A Vogue documentary is scheduled for later this year.
Mary J. Blige is on the juice.
K-Fed understands why people are obsessed with him and Britney
There Will Be Blood star Daniel Day Lewis takes the cover of Men’s Vogue
America’s Most Smartest Model contestant Mandy Lynn is, uh, modeling.

Jennifer Lopez and longtime manager Irving Azoff parted ways last week, and both parties are claiming they did the dumping.

Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio is reportedly telling pals she’s pregnant.

The Disney Channel will air 17 renditions of songs from High School Musical 2, performed in different languages by recording artists from around the world, throughout the day on Friday.

CBS has picked up concert specials featuring Garth Brooks and Celine Dion. Garth Brooks: Live in L.A.! will air Jan. 25. Celine’s one-hour special will air Feb. 15.


Drug-resistant staph found to be passed in gay sex

By Amanda Beck

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A drug-resistant strain of potentially deadly bacteria has moved beyond the borders of U.S. hospitals and is being transmitted among gay men during sex, researchers said on Monday.

They said methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is beginning to appear outside hospitals in San Francisco, Boston, New York and Los Angeles.

Sexually active gay men in San Francisco are 13 times more likely to be infected than their heterosexual neighbors, the researchers reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

"Once this reaches the general population, it will be truly unstoppable," said Binh Diep, a researcher at the University of California, San Francisco who led the study. "That's why we're trying to spread the message of prevention."

According to chemical analyses, bacteria are spreading among the gay communities of San Francisco and Boston, the researchers said.

"We think that it's spread through sexual activity," Diep said.

This superbug can cause life-threatening and disfiguring infections and can often only be treated with expensive, intravenous antibiotics.

It killed about 19,000 Americans in 2005, most of them in hospitals, according to a report published in October in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

About 30 percent of all people carry ordinary staph chronically. It can be passed by touching other people or by depositing the bacteria on surfaces or objects.

The bacteria can cause deep-tissue infections if they enter the body through a wound in the skin.

Of those people who carry staph, most carry it in their noses but community-based MRSA also can live in and around the anus and is passed between sexual partners.

Incidence of MRSA is rising along with the resurgence of syphilis, rectal gonorrhea, and new HIV infections partly because of changes in beliefs about the severity of HIV and an increase in risky behaviors, such as illicit drug use and having sex that abrades the skin, Diep's team wrote.

"Your likelihood of contracting each of these diseases increases with the number of sexual partners that you have," Diep said. "The same can probably be said for MRSA."

Staph infections often look like raised red dots on the skin. Left untreated, the areas can swell and fill with pus.

The best way to avoid infection is by washing the hands or genitals with soap and water, Diep said.

(Editing by Maggie Fox and Bill Trott)

Vanessa Hoelsher

The first time Vanessa Hoelsher visited her father at work, she was heartbroken.Although as a little girl in Atlanta, Ga. she didn’t know a thing about wine, Vanessa knew Chateau Ste. Michelle. Her father, Paul Hoelsher, was a Georgia marketing executive at the then-upstart Washington state winery, so the words were on her towels, t-shirts, writing paper, pool raft and a hundred otherthings. Indeed at her home in Atlanta’s East Cobb County, a large, handsome picture of the winery hung conspicuously on the dining room wall. She just knew her father worked in that building and made all of those wonderful things she found around the house.However, on the day Vanessa first went to work with her father, she saw he did not go to that chic building from the picture and did not make fun t-shirts and rafts emblazoned with the words “Chateau Ste. Michelle.” She was horribly crushed. “It’s a funny story now, but at the time I was so disappointed,”Vanessa laughs.Little girls grow up of course, and ultimately Vanessa came to appreciate her father’s standing in the wine world. Paul Hoelsher founded a brokerage that dealt the wines of Caymus, Bonny Doon, Clos Du Val andRaymond. “I don’t know if we were the largest (wine brokerage) in the country, but we were certainly one of them,” says the elder Hoelsher. He also worked for Coca-Cola’s wine division when it had one and as a regional manager for Beaulieu Vineyards. In general, wine’s importance in the Hoelsher household issomething Vanessa eventually recognized and avidly embraced.“I love this business,” she says. “The people are so colorful and interesting. If you go to a wine trade show, it’s so different than going to a trade show for Home Depot or for golf. Or even radio. They’re fun.”In fact radio is where Vanessa got her modeling start, appearing on more than 40 billboards for an Atlanta station’s morning show. Then a friend’s husband who already shot pictures for Playboy magazine got Vanessa in front of the right people and suddenly she was Miss September 2005. “Playboy opened doors for me,” Vanessa says, “and it was an incredible experience.” By all accounts, her family, including her father, was extremely supportive.In a situation that seems to please them both, father and daughter work together now importing and representing an international portfolio of wines. Vanessa also is developing the VH series, a group of $20-$30 wines aimed at fine dining restaurants and upscale retail outlets. One label, Bellisima, represents a group of Italian wines and is available now in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Georgia. Two more labels will be out early in 2007; Moxie, a Shiraz and sparkling Shiraz from Australia and Jolie, a white blend and a Cabernet Sauvignon made by Dry Creek Vineyards. Smart, beautiful and passionate about wine, Vanessa Hoelsher seems to have the world at tips of her manicured fingers. However, her proud father thinks her determination may be what sets her apart. “Vanessa is a very focused young lady. If she sets her mind to something, she will get it.”


Amanda Paige

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The MINK is pretty HOT!

Minka Kelly is SUPER cute!

Thursday, January 10, 2008


Natalie Portman lookin’ good in My Blueberry Nights
Matthew McConaughey poses with Goldie Hawn
Will Smith is now a science major
Lucy Liu joins the mafia
Marisa Miller is a marvelous model
Victoria Beckham needs a wardrobe change in 2008
Need money? Sue Lindsay Lohan!
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…….Superman? Nevermind. it’s just a plane.
Maria Menounos owns 27 Dresses
Bags, bags, bags
Mary-Kate Olsen stars as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings
Jessica Simpson is a bad-luck charm
Are we losing the Oscars as well?
Gerard Butler has guns

Blake Lively, who plays Serena Van Der Woodsen, allegedly underwent rhinoplasty at least a year before she signed on for the CW series

Amazon has set up a Tax Central store featuring Pam Beesley as E-Z Filer, Dwight Schrute as “Fancy Filer” and Jim Halpert as “Procrastinator”.

Ice Cube is reportedly considering taking Mr. T’s role (B.A.) in the upcoming A-Team movie and would love to don the mohawk!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008


Leo DiCaprio’s Israeli model girlfriend Bar Refaeli is Arena’s Body of 2008
Katherine Heigl shows off her armpit flaps
Tom Cruise is mad mad mad
Is Petra Nemcova still ridiculous hot?
T.R. Knight is always a bridesman.
Same place, different guy for Kate Moss
Britney Spears’ Mercedes gets impounded.
Britney Spears is back in Beverly Hills
Why do celebrities look so disgruntled?
Sarah Jessica Parker hits up the Tribeca Grand Hotel
Designer sale… get ‘em while they’re cheap!
Cyndi Lauper’s bathing suit time after time
Jessica Seinfeld gets sued for plagiarism in cookbook controversy

Reese Witherspoon sends her children to the set of her new film Four Christmases (costarring Vince Vaughn) ahead of her because she knows she’s a target for the paparazzi. What a mom!

Carrie Underwood’s “Carnival Ride” tour launches in February with Josh Turner. The American Idol alum will simultaneously co-headline dates with Keith Urban on the “Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Carnival Ride” tour starting Jan. 31.

One Tree Hill will hold an open casting call @ 2PM on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Herald Square Macy’s in NYC for eight walk-on roles on The CW drama. Stars Sophia Bush and Daphne Zuniga are expected to attend the event.