Archive for April, 2009

Britney Spears is not pregnant, says manager

britney spearsBritney Spears‘ manager has categorically denied rumours that the singer is pregnant with her third child.

US DJ Ryan Seacrest sparked the rumours annoucing on his radio show that a “reliable source” had told him Britney was expecting.

A source close to Ryan explained: “Ryan and Britney are friends. He wouldn’t have said something like that unless he knew the truth.”

But Britney’s manager Adam Leber has denied the story: “She’s absolutely not pregnant. I have no idea where this ridiculous rumour came from.

“Ryan has communication with our camp and could have checked this before saying it.”

Throughout her troubled year, Britney was constantly plagued by pregnancy rumours as she bounced from boyfling to rumoured boyfling but such rumours died off over the last year after she was placed under a conservatorship and concentrated on her comeback album ‘The Circus’. She is now in the middle of the accompanying tour and yesterday announced plans for a further dozen European shows after she finishes her UK dates in June.

Britney has two children, three year old Sean Preston and two year old Jayden James, from her marriage to Kevin Federline.

Paris Hilton’s boob grope sparks fight in nightclub

Paris HiltonParis Hilton’s boyfriend Doug Reinhardt reportedly got into a fight in a club earlier this week after a stranger grabbed Paris’s breasts.

The pair, who were first linked at the start of the year, were partying at H Club in Los Angeles when the fellow clubgoer lunged at the socialite’s cleavage.

A source told The London Paper: “Doug pushed the guy away and then a friend of the groper threw a beer bottle at his head.

“Someone managed to get him in a headlock before Doug went over and started punching him. Then the groper started to attack Doug and Doug’s pal [his The Hills co-star] Frankie Delgado decided to get involved.”

The fight was then ended by the club’s security staff and the groper thrown out of the building.

Earlier this month, Paris described Doug as her “best friend” who “treats me like his princess” and said that she’s “never been happier”. They began dating in February after Paris split from boyfriend of ten months Benji Madden at the end of last year.

Madonna criticised by the biological father of the girl she wants to adopt

The biological father of the child Madonna wishes to adopt from Malawi has said he thinks the singer is unfit to be a mother to his child.

Madonna first expressed an interest in adopting four year old Mercy James after meeting her when she adopted three year old son David in late 2006 but at the start of the month, Madonna’s request to adopt the little girl was turned down by a court on the grounds that she did not meet the country’s residency requirements for adoption. She is now appealing the ruling and James Kambewa has written a letter to the court saying he hopes they stick by their original decision.

In the letter obtained by the Daily Mail, James explains: “I have learnt that an American-musician called Madonna has applied to a court for the adoption of the kid, to which the grandmother has consented.

“However, I do not consent to the adoption because I feel I am capable of raising the child.”

Kambewa met Mercy’s mother Mwandida Maunde when she was 15 but denied responsibility and disappeared after Mwandida became pregnant. She later died in childbirth.

Kambewa went on: “I regret I haven’t been around for Mercy for the past three years. She shouldn’t have been at the orphanage if I was around.

“I regret my childishness. I hope the appeal fails so that I assume my rightful role as Mercy’s dad.”
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Madonna agrees to sons staying with Guy Ritchie for three months

guy ritchie and madonnaMadonna has reportedly agreed that ex-husband Guy Ritchie can have full time custody of their sons over the summer while she’s on tour.

Eight year old Rocco and four year old David joined their mum on the North & South American legs of her Sticky & Sweet Tour amid the star’s split from husband of eight years, Guy - but now she has agreed that they can stay with their dad for the whole summer while she’s playing 44 dates around Europe.

A source close to the family told the Sun: “Guy absolutely dotes on his children and can’t wait to have them for a whole three months.

“He is surprised and pleased that Madonna is being so generous - as she has at times been impossible.

Madonna will be travelling a lot and agreed it makes sense for them to stay with Guy rather than constantly be uprooted.

“He’ll make it a summer they won’t forget.”

The couple agreed to share custody of the boys after their separation in October last year but Guy’s access to the children is restricted as they now live in New York while he still lives in London.

Chris Brown’s lawyer seeks to have assault case dismissed?

Chris BrownChris Brown’s lawyer is reportedly seeking to have the singer’s assault case dismissed due to police misconduct.

Earlier this month, Chris pleaded not guilty to felony-level charges of assault and making criminal threats after an incident with girlfriend Rihanna at the start of February. His lawyer Mark Geragos was then thought to be negotiating a plea bargain to allow the star to avoid jail time but now is said to be pursuing a different legal strategy.

A source explained: “With all the publicity around the case, it was always going to be hard to find an impartial jury but after police reports and photos of Rihanna were leaked, it went from being hard to just about impossible.”

The Los Angeles Police Department launched an internal investigation after the pictures were released in February and now Brown’s legal team is said to be seeking material from that investigation.

Lawyer Geragos is quoted as saying: “Leaks can form the basis for a motion to dismiss the case in regard to outrageous governmental misconduct.”

Yesterday the LAPD agreed to hand back jewellery worth an estimated $1.4million to Rihanna. The three rings and earrings were held as evidence after the incident but Rihanna’s lawyer asked for them back last week on the grounds that the companies that loaned them to her wanted them back or for her to pay for them.

Heidi Klum: my pregnancy became public knowledge too early

Heidi KlumHeidi Klum has admitted she was surprised when her husband Seal announced her fourth pregnancy earlier in the month.

Seal confirmed rumours that the supermodel was expecting again at a concert in New York - but now Heidi has revealed she didn’t know he was going to do it: “I’m still in the very beginning… It kind of came out faster than I wanted it to.

“My husband kind of surprised me and everybody at one of his concerts. He was just on tour so he kind of told everybody. He’s allowed to obviously. We’re very excited.”

Heidi and Seal already have three children under five - five year old Leni, three year old Henry and two year old Johan - and she added that she thinks their family will be big enough after the new arrival: “That’s pretty much it. I’m very happy with four.

“We’re both happy with four. With four I think we’re complete.”