Britney Spears' Very, Very, Very Bad Year

  • Just so we're clear: Britney's former bodyguard is prepared to testify on issues of drug use and safety issues regarding the children. [Reuters]
  • In addition, Britney's lawyer and manager quit. [Page Six]
  • And sources say Britney will temporarily lose custody of the kids. [Fox News]
  • Rosie O'Donnell "gracefully declined" Oprah's offer to come talk about her book on Oprah's show, will do an interview with Diane Sawyer instead. [Page Six]
  • Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood were seen at LAX airport — "She was really weighed down with carry-on luggage," said a tipster, "while he breezed right through security carrying nothing." [Page Six]
  • Is Michael Jackson: holed up in a fancy hotel in New York, doing a photo shoot for Italian Vogue and needing 3 hours to get his wig perfect? [Page Six]
  • Jennifer Lopez threw a surprise birthday party for her husband, Marc Anthony, that involved getting all of his friends on a yacht and having it pull up in front of the restaurant where they were having dinner. You know, something low-key. [Page Six]
  • On the set of Saturday Night Live, Tracy Morgan warned Jimmy Fallon not to laugh during his sketches. "That's taking all the attention off of everybody else and putting it on you, like, 'Oh, look at me, I'm the cute one.'" [Page Six]
  • Kanye West: Burning bridges at MTV? [Gatecrasher]
  • Naomi Campbell told the Blacks in Fashion panel that she had never been on the cover of British Vogue, but a spokesperson notes that when you go to the cover archive you'll see she has been on the cover eight times. Sigh. [Gatecrasher, 2nd item]
  • Want to stalk Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt? Hang at the Lycée Français. "They are at school early to pick [Maddox] up at the end of the day, and they always drop him off just a few minutes before the school day starts," says an insider. [Gatecrasher, 3rd item]
  • Brad Pitt says he and Angelina "made a 9-foot-wide bed" to accommodate their expanding family. "One more and we'll have to go to 11 feet." [People]
  • Blind item! "Which older half of a hot new Hollywood couple comes with the reputation of having hit his celebrity former girlfriend?" [Gatecrasher, last item]
  • Is something going on between Heroes costars Hayden Panettiere and Milo Ventimiglia? She's 18, he's 30. [Rush & Molloy]
  • Paris Hilton stoned? What else is new? [Rush & Molloy, 2nd item]
  • Mary-Louise Parker adopted a baby girl from Africa. [People]
  • The Hills star Heidi Montag celebrated her 21st birthday at LAX nightclub in Las Vegas. Boyfriend Spencer Pratt was there and Heidi performed her new single. Fun. [E!]
  • Courtney Love says, "I'm really just a Beverly Hills soccer mom who wants to be a real estate mogul and design clothes." Also: "It will be another two years before my memory is back to normal" because of heavy drug abuse. [USA Today]
  • The Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl on Paris Hilton: "She's a total, raging, disgusting, rich, lazy party slut. I pray that my daughter will not turn out like her." [The Sun]
  • The famous Versace dress that Elizabeth Hurley wore to the 1994 premiere of Four Weddings And A Funeral is for sale at Harrods in London. [The Sun]
  • Tate Donovan, who played Jimmy Cooper on The O.C. says the young stars of the show were brats, difficult to work with and didn't know how good they had it. "I think they all wanted movie careers and did not want to be on a television show. All four of them were, like, 'This show is ruining my career.'" [The Sun]