Britney Spears Says Her Dad Saved Her Life

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When Britney had a series of public meltdowns for the world to see (including her shaved head, angrily taking to a car with an umbrella, a flop of a VMA performance, etc.) it was her father, Jamie, who stepped in and helped her to get her life back on track. A source tells Radar Online, “Britney now recognizes that if her father hadn’t stepped in and taken the action that he had, well…. Britney is now crediting Jamie for saving her life.” [Radar]

Ryan Reynolds was spotted riding away from Sandra Bullock‘s home on his motorcycle, so they’re obviously getting married. Believe that or don’t, it’s still a good enough reason to look at this photo of him on a bike. [ONTD]

Rihanna went snorkeling in a little black dress during her vacation in Portofino, Italy. Does this look like the face of a girl who’s truly concerned about a possible sex tape? [Celebrity-Gossip]

Ralph Lauren‘s son David will marry Lauren Bush this weekend at her 17,000-acre ranch. Their wedding will include activities, such as a picnic, a softball game, and a rodeo. The wedding itself will take place at a location on the ranch where parts of True Grit were filmed. (And yes, we’re still dying to know if she’ll change her name to become “Lauren Lauren.”) [Page Six]

Demi Lovato showed up to the VMA’s flaunting a curvier new figure, which instantly released the internet trolls. After negative tweets flooded her account, she responded to the comments about her weight: “Guess what? I’m healthy and happy, and if you’re hating on my weight you obviously aren’t.” [X17]

This year’s MTV Video Music Awards were the most-watched ever, with 12.4 million viewers tuning in. [Deadline]

Some people are claiming that Beyoncé used a fake baby bump for extra attention during her pregnancy announcement because she was seen performing 10 days earlier in tight(ish) clothes. How rude! [Sandra Rose via ONTD]

Whether folks believe the pregnancy or not, the news set a new Twitter world record at 8,868 tweets per second, beating out Bin Laden’s death, the Royal Wedding, Japan’s earthquake, and the Women’s Cup finals as the most-tweeted about event per second. [Gizmodo]

Jay-Z did not clap for Chris Brown‘s performance at the VMA’s, presumably because he is close friends with Rihanna and is probably as dumbfounded as we are that someone who horrifically beat his girlfriend is still celebrated on TV. [TMZ]

Prince Harry parties in Croatia, jumps into a pool fully clothed. Seems like a fun time. We’re not sure about his dancing (right), though. [ONTD]

Bravo will reportedly air a special to addresses the suicide of Russell Armstrong. All of the Beverly Hills cast (Lisa Vanderpump, Camille Grammer, Kyle and Kim Richards, and Adrienne Maloof) except Taylor Armstrong reportedly filmed the sit-down chat last night. No word on when this will air, or if the season will begin as previously scheduled on September 5th. [LA Times]

  • Here’s your new cast of Dancing With the Stars: Chaz Bono, David Arquette, Kristin Cavallari, Ricki Lake, Rob Kardashian, Nancy Grace, Hope Solo, Carson Kressley, Ron Artest, (singer) Chynna Phillips, (George Clooney’s recent ex) Elisabetta Canalis, and All My Children actor and Iraqi war veteran J.R. Martinez.
  • Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are reportedly on a “whirlwind trip.” They were first spotted in Martha’s Vineyard and then in the Hamptons before the hurricane hit before jetting to Toronto to ride out the storm. “Sources” say that Biel told friends that she was “going on a vacation” with “her boyfriend.” [Page Six]
  • The rumors that Justin Bieber will be the new host of Punk’d are true: the first episode has been filmed with Taylor Swift. One question: does he have to rock Ashton Kutcher’s signature trucker hat as well? [Access Hollywood]
  • Kitty — I mean, Judy Greer — has signed on to play Ashton Kutcher‘s soon-to-bex-wife Bridget on Two And A Half Men. [TV Guide]
  • And again, let’s not be too sad about Hillary Duff being fired from the Bonnie & Clyde movie: not only do we not really imagine her in the title role, but she made $100,000 just for being let go from the movie. [ONTD]
  • Jersey Shore‘s Sammi and Ronnie were seem “smacking lips” at Lil Wayne’s album release party in Los Angeles, Sunday night. Sam also had a false-eyelash malfunction from earlier in the evening. [Page Six, Us]
  • Kim Kardashian will begin her married life in New York City, where she arrived yesterday. Kourtney and Mason came along for the ride, most likely because the pair will star with Kim in the second season of Kourtney And Kim Take New York. [Radar]
  • Christina Ricci looks all hot and retro on the cover of Nylon, while Angelina Jolie is steaming up the cover of Vanity Fair. [ONTD, Just Jared]
  • Hugh Jackman took a beach vacation on St. Tropez and (obviously) played around in the sand shirtless all the damn day. [Pop Sugar]
  • American Idol‘s Jason Castro and his wife Mandy gave birth to a baby girl whom they named Madeleine. [Us]
  • Jessica Simpson will now be selling you her personally-branded diamonds. She is partnering with Firestar Diamonds on their Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend collection, due out in October. [Contact Music]
  • Saturday Night Live alum Darrell Hammond was recently injured in a Hamptons car crash, suffering fractured ribs and severe lower-back injuries. The fact that he can’t stand up for long periods of time is pretty much ruining his ability to perform his job as a stand-up comic. We wish him a speedy recovery! [Page Six]
  • Here’s Michael Buble out and about with his new wife. [Perez]
  • Emma Roberts will attend Sarah Lawrence this fall. She’ll study English Literature and “couldn’t be more excited” about it. [Us]
  • Pandora Vanderpump-Todd (daughter of RHOBH‘s Lisa and Ken) got married over the weekend at her parents’ estate. [Us]
  • David Gest shared a weird story about Michael Jackson‘s monkey, Bubbles, getting intimate with Whitney Houston: “Whitney was having dinner with Michael at his Neverland home when she accidentally dropped her knife under the table. While Michael was retrieving it for her, Whitney felt her toes being sucked. She moaned, ‘Michael, is that you? Don’t stop. That’s so sensual’. Yet Michael’s head popped up and her toes were still being sucked. It turned out it was Bubbles.” [ONTD]
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