Britney: Overly Anxious Or Just Bratty?

  • Britney Spears missed her deposition yesterday because she was freaking the fuck out. Her "friend" Sam Lufti said, "She's sick, both physically and high anxiety. Millions of press outside. It's too much." And yet she makes it to Starbucks. [People]
  • And Brit may call in sick again, says a source. She doesn't think it's a big deal and feels "like she didn't have to do something just because she was told." [MSNBC]
  • Blue Christmas! Britney may not spend the holiday with her sons — Kevin Federline's lawyer is threatening to ask the judge to take away her visitation rights. [Rush & Molloy]
  • Eva Longoria's husband Tony Parker is not having an affair, says Tony Parker. [People]
  • Liza Minnelli collapsed during a show in Sweden! She fell off the side of the stage but was caught by a technician. Don't work too hard, Miss With A Zee! [Reuters]
  • Baby Spice tumbled on stage! Emma Bunton sprained her ankle at the Las Vegas Spice Girls show and is now on crutches. [Daily Mail]
  • Producers were "frantically calling publicists" before Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port from The Hills went to Paris "to see if anyone knew any guys to set the girls up with ... If they had a love affair there, then it would look better," says a source. Pimpin' ain't easy! [Page Six]
  • Sex And The City sequel? Maybe! "They want it to be a franchise and think they can stretch it over at least three movies," says a source. For the love of Christmas. Let it be. [Page Six]
  • Janice Dickinson has a sister? And she's a model??? [Page Six]
  • J.R. Rotem, the father of Britney Spears' nonexistent fetus, is a jerk, but, yeah, you knew that. [Page Six]
  • There's tension on the set of Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn's new movie, mostly because she's a perfectionist and he's a slacker. [Gatecrasher]
  • The scene: Fancy restaurant. The scenario: The chef sends out special dishes as a treat. Padma Lakshmi to the waiter: "Take it away! Don't you know I'm on a diet?" [Gatecrasher]
  • Mario Lopez hosted a contest in Las Vegas called "Boobs or Bust," in which women competed for a $5,000 toward a breast augmentation. Classy! [Rush & Molloy, last item]
  • Benjamin Bratt's nephew Kristopher was killed yesterday in San Francisco: A stolen car being pursued by police ran a red light and plowed into the 20-year-old's car. [TMZ]
  • Katie Holmes on her marriage to Tom Cruise: "It has made my life." Zombie bride! [People]
  • JK Rowling's parents dressed her in blue when she was little. Her sister got to wear pink but "I was supposed to be the boy," she says. [Daily Express]
  • Uh, Johnny Depp may play Pee-Wee in the movie version of Pee-Wee's playhouse? So crazy it just might work. Especially if Tim Burton is on board. [MSNBC, 3rd item]
  • Tara Reid's body is a mess and it's all her fault! (Botched lipo.) [Daily Mail]