Chasing Britney Spears Can Be Dangerous

  • A "spotter," someone who follows celebrities and tips off the paparazzi, was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident last night while chasing Britney Spears. [TMZ]
  • Speaking of, Nicole Kidman screamed and feared for her life while being chased by a paparazzo — and has been subpoenaed to prove it in a court case involving a celebrity photographer and an Aussie newspaper. [News.com.au]
  • Back to Britney: The singer is auctioning off a signed copy of her CD to raise money for UNICEF. She's partnered with photo agency x17, known for taking unflattering shots of her! Hmm. [People]
  • Kevin Federline's lawyer may subpoena footage that shows Britney running a red light with her kids in the car. Uh-oh! [USA Today]
  • The surgeon who worked on Kanye West's mother, Dr. Donda West, says that her death following her tummy tuck and breast reduction was unforeseen and could have been caused by many factors. [TMZ]
  • Kanye West thanks everyone for their support and kind words. [People]
  • Kate Moss is staying with a pal in London and the neighbors are "angry" with the late night boozy bashes. Man, she seems so fun. [Mirror]
  • Singer Boy George has been charged with false imprisonment for allegedly chaining a male escort to a wall in his apartment. Uh, there's a "Karma Chameleon" joke in there somewhere. [Mirror]
  • Matthew McConaughey's girlfriend Camilla Alves was spotted shopping for baby furniture in L.A. Sunday night. She could be pregnant! Or, you know, have a friend with a baby! [Rush & Molloy, 5th from bottom]
  • Newsflash! Eva Mendes loves diamonds. We hate non-newsy gossip. [Page Six]
  • Ben Affleck, Eva Mendes, Reese Witherspoon, Morgan Freeman and Joaquin Phoenix are among the celebs who are in a PSA for heath-care reform. Millionaires feel your pain, people! [People]
  • Justin Timberlake=Bob Hope? JT is taking over as host of the PGA Tour's annual Las Vegas event in 2008. The inaugural Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open will take place next October. [E!]
  • Karina Smirnoff of Dancing With The Stars had surgery on her "twice-broken" nose for "medical as well as aesthetic" reasons. [People]
  • Beyoncé has upset the people of Reno, Nevada because of a radio station billboard on which she appears in a bikini. One resident calls the billboard "obscene" and says the image is "a naked lady. All she has on is two little triangles that cover her breasts." [Rolling Stone]
  • Are the Owen Wilson/Jessica Simpson "dates" being arranged by publicists? Jessica is working on a country album "so now she's been conveniently introduced to Owen, who is a fellow Texan," says a source. [MSNBC]
  • Amy Winehouse visited her husband Blake Fielder-Civil in prison today, telling him that she booked a "backpackers" holiday to India for the two of them during Christmas and New Year's. Leaving the country should solve everything! [Daily Mail]
  • An Andy Warhol painting owned by Hugh Grant could be sold at auction for more than 10 times what the actor paid. The painting is of Liz — Taylor, not Hurley. [Telegraph]