Everyone Hears Britney's Call For Help; Rihanna Won't Listen To D.A.

  • A voicemail recording has surfaced of Britney Spears leaving a message for a lawyer about ending her father’s conservatorship. She says Jamie Spears has threatened to take her children away. [TMZ]
  • Rihanna is reportedly refusing to cooperate with the L.A. District Attorney’s case against Chris Brown. A source says she, “just wants the whole thing to go away.” [Perez Hilton]
  • Josh Hartnett‘s rep says that he went to the hospital early this morning because he is “suffering from a flare-up of a gastro-intestinal problem that plagued him while he was starring in the West End of London during the production of Rain Man.” She said he is under observation but resting comfortably. [Star]
  • Once again, a relative may complicate Madonna‘s plans to adopt a girl named Mercy. Lucy Chekechiwa, Mercy’s grandmother, says she is against the adoption. “Why doesn’t this singer pick other children?” she said, “It is stealing. I want to go to to court. I won’t let her go.” [Star]
  • Pete Wentz says rumors that his marriage to Ashlee Simpson is on the rocks are ridiculous. “I laugh out loud at them. I laugh at all of that stuff,” he said, adding, “it’s like if someone wrote on the internet that John McCain was our president right now, it’s just not true.” [Pop Dirt]
  • Matt Dillon has been fined $828 for driving 106mph on the Vermont interstate. [Perez Hilton]
  • Katie Holmes has a weird burn mark on her back that looks like a heart. Is it related to Scientology, or is it just a mole? [Perez Hilton]
  • Gisele Bundchen is on the cover of the new Vanity Fair and though she’s semi-nude in some of the accompanying pictures, it’s still nothing we haven’t seen before. [Egotastic]
  • But Heidi Klum won’t let this aggression stand! She’s actually nude in this new set of artsy photos. [Celeb News Wire]
  • Kate Moss sings in a new recording of the song “Dirty Robot” by the Lemonheads. [NY Magazine]
  • For their one year anniversary Nick Cannon bought Mariah Carey a Jack Russell terrier. Her name is Cha-Cha and she’s 8 weeks old. [Perez Hilton]
  • In an interview to be aired tomorrow, Michael J. Fox tells Oprah Winfrey he doesn’t let Parkinson’s define his life. “I’m a dad, I’m a husband, I’m an activist, I’m a writer and I’m just a student of the world,” he tells Oprah. “This is one fact of my life, but it’s not the totality of my life. It doesn’t define me.” [Entertainment Tonight]
  • Oprah Winfrey interviewed Elizabeth Edwards at her home over the weekend. The interview will air on May 11th. [Politico]
  • In this video, Suze Orman shares some dollar menu dining tips to survive the recession. [TMZ]
  • Hugh Hefner wants Bachelor winner/reject Melissa Rycroft to pose for Playboy. “Hef really wants Melissa to do a pictorial because she’s the ultimate girl next door,” says a source. “He thinks she has it all: beauty, brains and spunk. And it doesn’t hurt that she has a terrific figure.” Unfortunately her Dancing With The Stars contract specifically says no posing nude until the season’s over. Do you think Steve Wozniak has the same clause in his contract? [Star]
  • NASA doesn’t know what to do about Stephen Colbert winning their contest to name a part of the international space station, but U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah has some advice: “NASA decided to hold an election to name its new room at the International Space Station and the clear winner is Stephen Colbert,” Fattah said in a statement. “The people have spoken, and Stephen Colbert won it fair and square — even if his campaign was a bit over the top.” [Yahoo]
  • Soon you’ll be seeing music videos on MTV again, if you’re watching between 3 am and 9 am. [NY Times]
  • Green Day‘s album American Idiot will be performed as a musical onstage at the Berkeley Repertory Theater. [Variety]
  • The parents of Rubina Ali, one of the young stars from Slumdog Millioniare, say she earned more from shooting a soft drink commercial with Nicole Kidman and Ridley Scott than she made from the film. [The Daily Mail]
  • Several stars are in dire financial straights, including Lindsay Lohan, Annie Leibovitz, Ed McMahon, and Michael Jackson. Stars, they’re just like us! [ABC News]
  • It looks like Sasha Baron Cohen‘s new film Bruno may get an NC-17 rating. Apparently the MPAA doesn’t like a scene in which it appears as though Bruno has anal sex with a man. [E!]
  • Ashley Tisdale has shared some profound thoughts about her new hair color on MySpace. She says: “Well I’m originally a brunette, so I feel kind of back to myself. The blonde and brunette I think are both amazingly great, but I feel with the brunette I just have this whole new attitude. I feel kind of myself and that the fans can get to know me in a different way that they haven’t seen me. I was really inspired by the fact that I’ve been blonde for so long and I wanted to go back to who I am.” [Pop Dirt]
  • Simon Cowell says it’s hard having three successful shows, American Idol and Britain’s X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent. Simon says: “I got to the point where I was doing Idol, finishing auditions, getting room service at 10pm and then working for another six or seven hours on the British stuff. You do that week after week, month after month and it takes its toll on you.” [Perez Hilton]
  • Terry Gilliam says of his film, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, which was Heath Ledger‘s last, “I just didn’t want to waste any moment of Heath in life or on screen and that’s Parnassus.” He added that Heath’s death, “was very difficult but somehow we got adrenaline going and everybody was so determined to make it work and we did it and it ended up in some ways a more extraordinary film because of that.” [The Star]
  • All the original stars are in Ghostbusters 3, but they have more of a “sage mentor” role to the young Ghostbusters, according to Harold Ramis. Two writers from The Office are currently writing the script and Ramis says, “I’m consulting with them, as is Dan Aykroyd and Ivan Reitman. Bill Murray is just waiting for the truckload of money to arrive to get him out of his office.” [Ain’t It Cool News]
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