A Lawsuit & New Music For Britney

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  • Britney Spears turned 29 yesterday, and took to Twitter to lash out at Star magazine for printing the domestic abuse story, to thank her fans for birthday wishes and make an announcement about new music.

She wrote: "Just wanted to thank all of you for the amazing birthday wishes you guys have been sending all day. My fans mean the world to me & waking up to all of your wishes really made me smile, so here's something that I hope will make you smile... I'm almost done with my new album and it will be coming out this March. I AM IN L-O-V-E WITH IT!" She added: "Ok, off on a romantic weekend with Jason for my birthday. xoxo Brit …PS - Star Magazine, Radar Online, Jason Alexander and the rest of you liars, Ya'll can kiss my lily white southern Louisiana ass!" [Twitter]

  • Britney's manager Larry Rudolph says: "It's amazing that Star continues to try to defend their story by putting out more and more pieces of a fraudulent recording. Everyone knows it is not her. The more they put out, the more ridiculous they look. The lawyers are drawing up the legal papers right now; there will 100 percent be a lawsuit. We are suing." [Us Magazine]
  • Madonna's new boyfriend doesn't speak much English. Isn't that how she likes 'em? [The Sun]
  • Sixteen-year-old Justin Bieber drew a mustache on his face, played with toys and threw a "tantrum" at an upscale London restaurant. Aww, was baby up past his bedtime? [Daily Mail]
  • Maybe the Beebs threw a tantrum because his mom took away his cell phone. [This Is London]
  • Christina Aguilera on her marriage: "Things were so unhealthy and unhappy for both Jordan and me, I knew I had to end it….I really didn't want to hurt Jordan, and I felt torn about splitting our family up. When you're unhappy in your marriage, your children are the ones who suffer. That's the last thing I wanted for my son." [Just Jared]
  • Medic! Justin Timberlake down! [ET]
  • Nicole Richie and the photographer she accused of stalking her child have agreed to settle; he will stay away from her for five years, and will face financial penalties if he violates the agreement. [TMZ]
  • Kirsten Dunst was on the red carpet for All Good Things when a reporter asked her if she thinks her ex, Jake Gyllenhaal, has made a good match with Taylor Swift. "Next!" She said. "Since she dated Gyllenhaal for so long, she must have some opinion, one reporter asked Dunst. The actress laughed. 'Next!' she cried." Damn, if someone was asking me about an ex and a teen pop star my language might not be so delicate. [Us Magazine]
  • At the link, see Rachel McAdams enthusiastically kissing her boyfriend Michael Sheen. [Just Jared]
  • You will find this simply shocking, but Tom Cruise steals Katie Holmes's makeup. He's having a midlife crisis, you see, and uses her expen$ive face creams, cleansers and foundation. And mascara. As always, consider the source on this. [News.com via National Enquirer]
  • File under: Things we would pay to see: Robert De Niro dancing to Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance." [Gatecrasher]
  • Aretha Franklin is doing well after undergoing surgery, thank goodness. [NYDN, People]
  • Kate Moss is taking Horny Goat Weed as she tries to get pregnant. This article notes, "Now all she has to do is quit fags." They mean cigarettes, but ha! [The Sun]
  • Erin Barry has issued a statement on her website which reads: "I DID NOT HAVE AN AFFAIR WITH TONY PARKER, nor did I 'pursue' Tony Parker." And: "Unfortunately, because our divorces are occurring at the same time, great speculation has been cast on our friendship." [TMZ]
  • If Lea Michele gets kicked off of Glee in 2012 — forced to "graduate" — she says she would like to come back as a teacher. In other words, it will be hard to get rid of her. [Hollywood Life]
  • Thousands of calls and over 10,000 texts later, Flo Rida regrets giving out his phone number on Chelsea Handler's show. [Gatecrasher]
  • Everyone is going crazy over a picture of Miley Cyrus naked, which actually seems to be a picture of a British woman who sorta looks like Miley. [NYDN, ONTD, Zack Taylor]
  • Two words regarding the property Heidi Klum and Seal just bought: Gor. Geous. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen left millions of dollars in her will, and police have a "fairly good idea" who murdered her. If Veronica Mars was on the case, it would have been solved by now. [TMZ, Deadline Hollywood]
  • Road rage? Really? [NYDN]
  • Ronni Chasen wanted to redo her will a couple of months before her murder. [Radar Online]
  • Usher, Jennifer Garner and Sherri Shepherd will be on Sesame Street this month. [UPI]
  • "I don't have a computer. I don't go on the internet. I keep hearing that you can find out anything, which is kind of too bad. Now everyone knows the salaries and the budgets and the troubles. It does take the mystery out." — Winona Ryder. [NYDN]
  • "When we start the kissing scenes I forget we're surrounded by a load of people. I actually end up getting really carried away. It's only when the kiss is finished that my mind registers there's actually a set full of people around, and I just walk away embarrassed. By the time you guys see the nude scenes it looks really erotic because it's been edited and you'll have music. What you don't see is the eight camera men, the director and about 50 people on set. The truth is you come out of your dressing room in a little robe and know that in a few minutes, you're going to be taking it off in front of a lot of people." — Robert "SparkleVamp" Pattinson, on shooting a sex scene for 12 hours for Breaking Dawn. [News.com via Life & Style]



"I don't have a computer. I don't go on the internet. I keep hearing that you can find out anything, which is kind of too bad. Now everyone knows the salaries and the budgets and the troubles. It does take the mystery out."

Are we really at the point where being a person of means who doesn't have a computer and doesn't go on the internet is something to be proud of? Because from Beyonce to Winona, it always strikes me as so ignorant. And self-absorbed, as though their fear is that the devil box will immediately load to a page filled with mean gossip about them that they won't ever be able to navigate away from.