Friday, February 08, 2008
Gimme More! Rihanna
Cutting the buttercream cake.
Gimme More! Katharine McPhee
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Drew Barrymore and Justin Long also attended Madonna's party last night. They are so cute together! Next up for Justin is Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Tour. I've seen some of those comics live recently and they are pretty funny. Should be a good show.
Britney was released from her psychiatric hold yesterday after a court representative successfully argued that there was no just cause to hold her, despite her parent's and doctor's wishes. Once she was released, Brit Brit was up to her usual antics, driving around Los Angeles, checking in and out of the Beverly Hills Hotel, visiting her lawyer, having lunch with Adnan in the Valley, then finally hitching a ride with a paparazzi back to her home in Studio City.
Britney's dad, who is currently still in charge of her $40 million, stopped by the Beverly Hills Hotel, then headed over to Britney's house to meet up with Britney, Adnan, and Lynne Spears. Lynne remained at the house until midnight and Britney's father stayed the night.
Her parents released the following statement to CNN:
"As parents of an adult child in the throes of a mental health crisis, we were extremely disappointed this morning to learn that over the recommendation of her treating psychiatrist, our daughter Britney was released from the hospital that could best care for her and keep her safe. We are deeply concerned about our daughter's safety and vulnerability and we believe her life is presently at risk. There are conservatorship orders in place created to protect our daughter that are being blatantly disregarded. We ask only that the court's orders be enforced so that a tragedy may be averted. "
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Rumors have been swirling that Kirsten Dunst has been acting more and more bizarre lately, with strange stunts at Sundance and around New York. Now Star magazine (aka take this as seriously as Paris takes fake baking) is reporting that Kiki has checked into Le Cirque Lodge in Utah. Currently housed there is Eva Mendes, and former patients include Lindsay Lohan and Mary Kate Olsen.
Jennifer Lopez, with Gremlin, enters the Marchesa show (one of her favorite designers) in New York today. Yesterday, her father confirmed the rumors that the singer is carrying twins. Check out those heels. Yikes! Now we know how she keeps Gremlin in line; she's a dominatrix!
Gimme More! Soundbites
The LA Times is reporting that Britney Spears checked out of the hospital today with the help of a private security detail. It is not known where she went, but it is thought that she is heading home before seeking treatment elsewhere. While her father has control over her estate through February 14th, he does not have control over her psychiatric hold.
Sam Lutfi is still forbidden within 250 yards of Britney, her homes, her family's homes and the hospital where she's stayed. Britney's mother, Lynne Spears, obtained the order for her daughter after stating that "Mr. Lutfi has drugged Britney. He has cut Britney's home phone line and removed her cell phone chargers. He claims to control everything."
This photo was taken shortly after she left the hospital.
Gimme More! Brit Brit
Britney Spears is desperate to be released from the hospital. Her father filed documents about his visit with Britney in his continued effort to take over managing her affairs. Britney called her father, who was catering a Superbowl party on Sunday, and begged him to come see her. When he arrived, he said he leaned over to kiss her and she turned away from him, saying he doesn't love her because he was keeping her in the hospital. When Jamie insisted she was being held under doctor's orders, she said somebody was lying to her and a nurse was called to verify that she was indeed being held by doctor's order and not her parents. She pleaded to leave, saying, "Come on, daddy, let's get out of here. Take my hand and let's walk out of here together."
Britney grew agitated and her father tried to reason with her by talking about her sons, saying, "Do you want me to help you get your babies back?", to which she responded, "No, I have new lawyers that will help me with my stuff." Jamie explained that she had never fired her custody lawyers and that new lawyers were also involved in handling her affairs.
The final discussion was about Sam Lutfi. Britney told her dad that Sam had wrongfully taken some of her property and that she wanted help getting it back.
Heath Ledger's death has been declared an accidental overdose by a heavy mix of prescription drugs. The Medical Examiner stated, "Mr. Heath Ledger died as the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects of Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Diazepam, Temazepam, Alprazolam, and Doxylamine. We have concluded that the manner of death is accident, resulting from the abuse of prescription medications." Basically he had Oxy (painkiller), Vicodin (painkiller), 2 forms of Valium (anxiety or sleeplessness), Xanax (anxiety), and a sedating antihistamine used as a sleep aid. Death most likely resulted from respitory arrest, where "His breathing probably got slower and slower until it stopped all together."
Heath's family, now back in Australia, released the following statement:
"We remain humble as parents and a family, among millions of people worldwide who may have suffered the tragic loss of a child. Few can understand the hollow, wrenching, and enduring agony parents silently suffer when a child predeceases them.
Today's results put an end to speculation, but our son's beautiful spirit and enduring memory will forever remain in our hearts. While no medications were taken in excess, we learned today the combination of doctor-prescribed drugs proved lethal for our boy. Heath's accidental death serves as a caution to the hidden dangers of combining prescription medication, even at low dosage. Our family enjoyed an extremely happy two week visit with Heath just prior to the New Year. Those recent precious days will stay with us forever. We as a family feel privileged to have some of his amazing magic moments captured in film. To most of the world Heath was an actor of immeasurable talent and promise. To those who knew him personally, Heath was a consummate artist whose passions also included photography, music, chess and directing. We knew Heath as a loving father, as our devoted son, and as a loyal and generous brother and friend.
We treasure our beautiful granddaughter Matilda (to our dear Michelle) as well as an unbelievably wonderful network of close friends, forever, around the world. Families rarely experience the uplifting, warm and massive outpouring of grief and support as have we, from every corner of the planet. This has deeply and profoundly touched our hearts and lives. We are eternally grateful.
At this moment we respectfully request the worldwide media allow us time to grieve privately, without the intrusions associated with press and photography."
Michelle Williams and daughter Matilda landed in Perth yesterday and headed directly to Heath's parent's house. They are in town for Heath's burial on Saturday.
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Brit Brit's mom, Lynne Spears, has accused Sam Lutfi of drugging her daughter and verbally abusing her. She revealed the information in her request for a temporary restraining order against Sam, which was granted. She also explained that when she arrived on January 28th for the intervention, she found her daughter talking like a "very young girl", changing in and out of clothes, and changing her dog's outfits many times.
For now, Britney's parents are retaining custody of their daughter, who is spending 14 under psychiatric observation in a Los Angeles hospital.