Monday, December 31, 2007

Britney Spears and children spend New Year’s with married paparazzo

Britney SpearsBritney Spears didn't have the best year in 2007 - she shaved her hair, paid several visits to rehab, gave a disastrous, now infamous performance at the VMAs - and saw the start of the bitter legal battle between herself and ex-husband Kevin Federline - but it seems the troubled 'Gimme More' star will be putting an end to a terrible year by spending New Year's with her two young sons - and her new paparazzi boyfriend Adnan Ghalib, who, sources claim, happens to be a married man!

A source close to the the Spears family told America's OK! magazine that Britney and Adnan - who hit the headlines last week when he stayed overnight with the singer in her Beverly Hills hotel room, and her two boys, Sean Preston, 2, and 1-year-old Jayden James, are spending New Year's Eve at a private beachfront residence near Dana Point, Calif. The source claims that they will also be joined by a court-appointed monitor, responsible for overseeing all of the boys' visits with their troubled mom.

While Adnan recently claimed that he and Britney were only having "lunch" during their overnight visit, he has been telling a different story to his pals. "He was bragging last week that the night he spent with her at the Peninsula was 'the best night of his life,'" one insider reveals to the publication.

The insider spoke about the photogs intentions, saying: "He's always played her knight in shining armor. Not just because he's a gentleman, but because he's a true mercenary."

The source recalls one recent incident where Britney was hiding inside of a locked utility closet in a Target store in Culver City, Calif. "He told me that the reason he talked to her through the door and convinced her to let him escort her to her car was because if she were to leave the store through the back loading dock, he wouldn't get good photos."

Amy Winehouse’s husband shaves off his hair to fit in with prison inmates

Blake Fielder-CivilAmy Winehouse's incarcerated husband Blake Fielder-Civil has reportedly shaved off all his hair in a desperate attempt to "fit in" with his prison inmates.

The 25-year-old bad boy - who's locked up in London's Pentonville prison on charges of allegedly assaulting a barman & perverting the course of justice,  took a razor to his locks - and  was seen with nicks all over his skull.

Blake, who is struggling to cope inside, fearing attacks by other lags — is also learning jail slang in an attempt to be chummy.

According to reports, Fielder-Civil was heard begging his 24-year-old wife Amy for help during one of her last visits. A lag said: "Blake was screaming at Amy, ‘I can’t cope! There must be something you can do to get me out’.”

He added: “Christmas is always grim but Blake is finding it particularly bad. He shaved his head and had razor nicks all over it.

“He looks awful.He tells everyone he’s going back to his ‘peter,’ which is Cockney slang for cell. He wants to be accepted.”

Last week, it was revealed that Pete was seeking prison advice from Pete Doherty. A friend said: “Blake feels very vulnerable. As well as threats he faces in jail, he fears Amy’s friends will use his time in prison to come between them and try to split them up.

“He has asked Pete to look after Amy and fight his corner to make sure he doesn’t get shut out.

“Pete has a soft spot for Blake, who has always idolised him, and has promised to do his best.”

Paul McCartney sings with Kylie Minogue

Paul McCartneyAustralian pop princess Kylie Minogue joined music legend Sir Paul McCartney on-stage during Jools Holland's annual New Year's Eve "Hootenanny".

The pair duetted on stage a couple of minutes before midnight - where they sang Paul's latest single "Dance Tonight" from his new album Memory Almost Full.

In other New Year's news, X Factor singer Leon Jackson canceled his Edinburgh Hogmanay performance due to ill health, he said: "I'm just disappointed to be letting people down, but it wouldn't feel nice to get on stage and not be able to deliver."

A spokesman for the event said: "We are very disappointed that Leon is unable to play tonight. His presence would have been a great way to open the celebrations, but we are still very excited about the excellent entertainment that we have lined up on all the stages.

"The fireworks promise to be bigger and better than ever, and tonight's street party will again confirm that Edinburgh is the ultimate home of Hogmanay."

Big Brother’s Celebrity Hijack thrown into crisis

Celebrity Hijack LogoNew Big Brother show 'Celebrity Hijack' has reportedly been thrown into crisis - just day's before it's due to begin.

Producers are in crisis talks, and are said to be worried that the chosen celebrities are too outlandish while the housemates may be too boring.

The new Channel 4 show - a replacement to the controversial Celebrity Big Brother – sees twelve youngsters who all have a special talent, competing for a prize totaling £50,000.

The participating celebrities are rumored to include Joan Rivers, Ian Wright and 'Little Britain' star Matt Lucas - who will all take on the role of Big Brother and control the housemates.

According to Britain's Daily Mail newspaper, Celebrity Hijack producers were hoping that the housemates would become the real stars of the show - which will be hosted by Dermot O'Leary, however a series of trials with "guinea pigs" proved to be disastrous as the celebrities were far more entertaining.

The problems came about when bosses took their attempts to "dull down" the show - a step too far.

Now, the show's makers are desperately trying to liven up the show ahead of its launch later this week.

Matt Lucas and comedian Jimmy Carr expected to appear on the show.

Channel 4 have even considered "gagging" the celebrities in a bid to stop them from stealing the limelight.

An insider revealed: "Basically the problem was the celebrities totally out-shone and overshadowed the contestants.

"They were much more entertaining than the housemates. Now there are some very worried people around.

"Would you rather see and listen to the likes of Jimmy Carr and Matt Lucas or a young unknown who's good at chess or plays the violin?

"Staff will work around the clock tweaking the show to make sure it works well."

Bosses are now thought to be considering sending the stars into the house in a last-ditch attempt to save the show.

Last night, a spokesperson for Channel 4 said: "There's no panic! – the show will be brilliant."

Mika named after a plastic bag?

MikaFlamboyant singer Mika has revealed the origins of his quirky name.

Mika, born Mica Penniman, said that his parents always picked names with special meanings for him and siblings.

He explained: “I was born in 1983 in Beirut. My mum’s Lebanese and my dad is American.

“My parents have given all of their children exotic names with special meanings.

“My brother is called FortunĂ©, meaning ‘luck’ in French. My sisters are called Paloma, meaning ‘dove’; Allegra, ‘happiness’; and Yasmine, which is ‘flower’.

“All lovely, but I don’t know what they thought about with me. They called me Mika, which actually means ‘plastic bag’ in Moroccan.

“Still, I love my name and I will never change it.”

Kerry Katona hires private detective to find her real dad

Kerry KatonaFormer Atomic Kitten star Kerry Katona has reportedly hired a private detective to track down her real father - after a bus driver claimed he was her real dad.

49-year-old John Dowd claimed that he had a short affair with Kerry’s mum Sue around 28 years ago.

But since then, several other men have come forward claiming to be 27-year-old Kerry's father.

Kerry said of John: “He looks nothing like me. He looks like another one of them storytellers. I’ve hired a private investigator to find my real dad so I guess I’ll find out soon.”

The troubled star also said she may take a DNA test “to shut him up”.

Meanwhile, Kerry has apparently threatened to evict her mother from the home she bought for her - after being faced with a costly tax bill, warning her by text message "I'm putting the house up for sale."

Kerry bought the £95,000 two-bedroom terrace in Warrington, Cheshire, for her mum when she hit the big time - and has let jobless Susan, 47, live there rent-free ever since.

But the property is still in Kerry's name and she is desperately looking for assets to sell to pay the first £200,000 chunk of a £700,000 tax bill.

A source close to Katona's mum, said: "Susan is panicking. She's in bits and doesn't know where she'll end up."

Katona - who was previously married to former Westlife singer Brian McFadden, disowned her mum after Susan branded her an out-of-control cokehead. Kerry then banned her from seeing her granddaughters.

Rob Brydon: “I once had an encounter with Prince Harry in a toilet”

Rob BrydonComedian Rob Brydon suffered stage fright when he found himself using the toilet while Prince Harry waited outside.

The Welsh impressionist, best known for his role in BBC comedy Marion and Geoff, said: "I once had an encounter with Prince Harry in a toilet.

"I was at a thing and went to use the loo but the door was locked so I had to wait.

"Behind me the door opened and it was Prince Harry.

"I've never peed under such pressure before. I could barely go knowing there was a prince behind the door.

"I hurriedly finished and came out and I said: 'There we are, you're next in line for the throne!'"

Brydon made the revelation on Channel 4's Big Fat Quiz of the Year.

Hayden Panettiere and Milo Ventimiglia dating

Hayden Panettiere and Milo VentimigliaAfter denying they were in a relationship, Heroes stars Hayden Panettiere and Milo Ventimiglia are now considered an item.

"Hayden's mom adores Milo. She thinks he's so cute," a family friend told "She tells her friends that he's her boyfriend. She's very proud."

On a trip to NYC, Ventimiglia hung out with the entire Panettiere family. "He's even met her grandparents. He fits in perfectly with the family. Milo jokes around with her little brother," says the source. "They're buddies."

When the couple are together, "they're very affectionate and very comfortable around each other. He really takes care of her, even down to the little things like giving her a back massage and going with her to work things."

A rep for the actress - who plays Claire Bennet in the science fiction serial drama television series, said: "We do not respond to inquiries from the media regarding Ms. Panettiere's personal life."

The pair had previously dodged rumors that they were dating – even though they were seen together publicly  at various benefits and other events.

When asked shortly before Thanksgiving about the reports of his possible romance with Panettiere - Ventimiglia, 30, said: "She and I are close friends. It's only natural that people are going to couple us together."

A friend added: "They're not afraid to show their affection around her family and their friends."

Speaking of the generation gap between the couple, Ventimiglia is 12-year-older than 18-year-old Panettiere, the friend added: "At first it doesn't seem like there's a big age difference, but then you do see it. He's more proper and reserved, and she's still playful and very girly."

Davina McCall says the first kiss with her husband left her mouth red raw

Davina McCallDavina McCall's first kiss with husband Matthew Robertson turned into a snogathan that left her mouth red raw, she has revealed.

The Big Brother presenter said she was getting a bit impatient with the television presenter wondering when he was going to make a move.

She said: "We'd been courting for ages and it had been going on and on and on. I thought is he ever going to kiss me?

"The plumber had just been and left the flat. Matthew was sat on the coffee table and I was sat on the sofa. He leaned forward and I thought: 'Oh crikey, it's going to be the kiss'.

"I leaned forward and there was this moment that went on forever and then we kissed.

"We kissed and we kissed and we kissed. It went on for hours and come five o'clock the dogs needed a walk because they needed a wee.

"We took the dogs to the park and we walked round the park and at seven o'clock they shut the park but we were still in the park snogging.

"At about eight thirty we had to stop because I was literally red raw. It was a snogathon."

The 33-year-old also let slip husband Matthew has a very unusual pet name for her - falafel.

He names Davina after the Turkish delicacy while the couple are together at their home in Chiswick, West London. The mother of three made the revelations on Channel 4's The Friday Night Project on which she impersonated troubled singer Britney Spears by whipping off a wig and pretending to shave her head.

Fergie “thrilled” to be engaged

Fergie and Josh Duhamel'Duchess' Fergie, who revealed she was getting married last week, has revealed she's 'thrilled' to be engaged to boyfriend Josh Duhamel.

"I feel like the luckiest girl in the world," The singer, real name Stacy Ann Ferguson said. "I'm thrilled."

Whilst on stage during her Saturday night performance at Atlantic City's Borgata, the Black Eyed Peas singer told the audience: "This song is about loving someone for their inner beauty," she said as her diamond sparkled. "I hope you all have someone like that in your lives. I do."

The pair - who have been dating for three years, broke the news of their engagement on Christmas Day. Yet when it comes to the specifics of how the question was popped, the "Fergalicious" star's lips are sealed.

"I'm not giving any details. I think [the fine points] are sacred," she explained. "It's just important to us."

She then added to American magazine People, that keeping quiet is a new challenge. "It's hard for me because I have a big mouth," Fergie said with a laugh.

The singer - who has enjoyed massive chart success in 2007, did, however, divulge her plans for the New Year. "In 2008, I just want to have a balance," she said. "I've been touring for about four-and-a-half years straight. So for me, I love when I get to go home now and see my dogs."

And not just them. "It's important for me to see more of my family, see more of my sister, my mom and dad," she added.

Beyonce and sister Solange celebrate the launch of Jay-Z’s new club

Beyonce and SolangeBeyonce Knowles and her sister Solange celebrated the launch of Jay-Z's new 40/40 club last weekend.

The former Destiny's Child singer and her little sister were there to celebrate the launch of Bey's boyfriend's new venture.

An onlooker said: "Beyonce and Solange lit up the room.

"It's clear the good looks run in the family."

Jay-Z, real name Shawn Corey Carter, arrived in style, wearing a fitted three-piece suit with cool shades to complete the look.

According to British newspaper The Sun, the Las Vegas club may not be open in time for New Year's Eve due to licensing issues, but Jay-Z pulled out all the stops and made sure this year gets off with a bang.

Other guests at the swanky party included R'n'B sensation Ne-Yo and Mary J. Blige.

Jackass star Stevo says he wants to kill George Bush

SteveoFoul-mouthed Jackass star Stevo says he wants to kill George Bush, revealed he's facing more assault charges, challenged K-Fed to a "rap war" and urged the paparazzi to ease off Britney Spears.

He flew into a bizarre rant in front of snappers as he left a Miami nightclub with his girlfriend - and joked he would beat them up if they didn't take his picture.

The British-born daredevil rapper spoke out from a cab outside trendy South Beach venue Set, but quickly took back his presidential threat saying he was "just a rapper".

Hurling a string of expletives, Stevo shouted: "F**k George Bush, I'll kill him. "Is that illegal? Nah dude, anyone in their right mind would kill that f*****g mutha-f****r.

"I don't think that's illegal no more.  "Nah, I'm not killing anyone I'm just a rapper - you know what rap is, it's just art!"

Love Island star Stevo, 33, who famously stapled his scrotum to his leg in a stunt known as 'The Butterfly', then claimed he's signed a deal with Universal Records before laying into pop-wreck Britney's ex-husband Kevin Federline. "You guys ease out on Britney Spears," he told photographers. "Hey, wait until you hear my K-Fed diss-track.

"He's gonna have to diss me back right? Like anyone wants to hear his ass rap.

"I said I wanted to get him on my album, I've got a Universal record deal. F*****g asshole didn't call me back so I dissed his ass. "Whole f*****g song - f**k K-Fed. Are you ready for this rap war?"

Ahead of his off-the-wall rant, Stevo - who's previously been arrested over battery, drug smuggling and urinating in public - also mouthed off about troubled Rehab singer Amy Winehouse. "It's been a big year for me and f*****g Amy Winehouse - and I don't know about her but I aint f*****g sorry," he laughed.

He then started rapping: "I beat paparazzi like Tommy Lee if they don't take a picture of me.

"I throw them around the block like Kid Rock if I don't see flash bulbs go off.

"I'll kick your mother f*****g asses if you don't take my picture."

He then revealed: "Everyone knows I'm in rap now but nobody knows I'm up on assault charges."

Leon Jackson throws a �25k birthday party

Leon JacksonX Factor winner Leona Jackson celebrated his 19th birthday in style last night - by spending £25k on a lavish party.

The singer - who bagged the Christmas number one with his single 'When You Believe,' and is currently enjoying his second week at the top of the charts,  had a private room laid on by a swanky Edinburgh club for a cool £25,000.

An insider told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "There was a load of drinks and posh food laid on. Leon was really excited." And he also invited his mum.

The source added: "There's no way he would want his ma to miss it."

Jamie Lynn Spears won’t say who her baby’s daddy is

Jamie Lynn SpearsPregnant Jamie Lynn Spears is keeping mum about the true identity of her baby's daddy, it has been claimed.

Britney Spears' teenage sister's impending pregnancy has rocketed her into the spotlight. It has been rumoured that the 'Zoey 101 star is having the baby with long-time boyfriend Casey Aldridge.

But insiders say no-one around the starlet is sure who the father is. "We have been hearing increasing rumors that Casey is not the baby's father," a family insider told "Jamie Lynn will not tell anyone who the actual father is."

Actress Jamie Lynn, 16, and Casey, 18, have dated each other for two years, but reportedly split in November when he went to university in Mississippi.

Jamie Lynn has said she wants to return to Louisiana from Los Angeles to raise the baby when it is born.

Billie Piper marries boyfriend Laurence Fox

Billie PiperActress Billie Piper married her boyfriend Laurence Fox today, it has been revealed.

This is 25-year-old Piper's second marriage; she married TV presenter Chris Evans in 2001, when she was just 18.

Dr Who star Billie and actor fiancé Laurence Fox, 29, exchanged vows at St Mary's church in Easebourne, West Sussex.

Billie and Laurence met last year when they both had roles in stage play Treats in London's West End.

Billie covered her white full-length gown with a black coat as she arrived at the church with her father.

Time Lord David Tennant and Kevin Whately, Laurence's co-star in TV series Lewis, attended the ceremony along with family including actors James Fox and Edward Fox.

Billie's ex-hubby, Chris Evans, 41, and his new wife, golfer Natasha Shishmanian, were also invited - and the newlyweds are believed to be holding their wedding reception at the ginger millionaire's pub.

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JK Rowling speaks out about the depression that inspired her to write Harry Potter books

JK RowlingBest-selling author JK Rowling has spoken out about the depression and difficult childhood that inspired her to write the Harry Potter books.

At one point she suffered so severely with depression that she woke every morning expecting to find her baby daughter dead.

Joanne Rowling made the revelation after agreeing to let a film crew follow her for a year in the life of documentary during the release of her latest novel Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. She admitted the Harry Potter series began as an attempt to reclaim her childhood and even ends the series by giving Harry Potter a family.

She said: "I was very frightened of my father for a very long time and also tried desperately to get his approval and make him happy.

" Then there came a point I couldn't do that any more so I haven't had any contact with my father now for a few years."

Rowling's mother Anne was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when Rowling was 15 and died in 1990 completely unaware of the success her daughter was about to become.

The mother of three admits her mother's painful death influenced her writing. "It has seeped into every part of the books," she said. "She would have odd losses of feelings in limbs, her balance was poor for a long time and then it got worse and worse and she decided it was time to visit the doctor.

"She had a very virulent form of the illness and at that time there were no drug treatments at all."

The hit author opened her heart by admitting she regrets not seeing her mother's body before her funeral.

"I wanted to see her but my father didn't want me to see her and I mistakenly agreed not to," she said. "I deeply regret that. I really wish I'd seen her. It didn't matter what she looked like. It would have made thing easier."

Depression hit Rowling when her first marriage to a television journalist broke down after just two years. She had moved to Portugal to teach English and gave birth to her first daughter Jessica. She said: "I'd had a short and quite catastrophic marriage. "I had to get my baby back to Britain and re-build us a life and adrenaline kept me going.

"It was only when I came to rest it hit me what a complete mess I had made of my life. That hit me quite hard.

"We were as skint as you can be without being homeless and at that point I was definitely clinically depressed.

"That was characterised my a numbness, a coldness and an inability to believe you will feel happy again. All the colour drained out of life."

Rowling hit an all-time low when she convinced herself something awful was destined to happen to her two-year-old daughter. She said: "I loved Jessica very very much and was terrified something was going to happen to her. "I'd gone into that very depressive mind set where everything has gone wrong so this one good thing in my life will now go wrong as well.

"It was almost a surprise to me every morning that she was still alive. I kept expecting her to die. It was a bad bad time."

Film crews took Rowling back to the flat a few miles from Edinburgh where she overcame depression by writing first novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Tears began to flow as she walked into the small lounge room where she first put pen to paper.

She said: "This is really where I turned my life around completely. My life changed so much in this flat.

"I feel I really became myself here. Everything was stripped away. I'd made such a mess of things. I just thought I want to write so I wrote the book. What was the worst that could happen? It could get turned down by every publisher in Britain. Big deal."

As she walked into the bedroom she spotted the whole Harry Potter series on the current owner's bookshelf. "If it all disappeared this is where I would come back to," she said. "Because it's such a well worn part of my story now it's a big yawn to hear how I wrote it as if it was some publicity stunt I did for a year, but it was my life and it was very hard.

"I didn't know it was going to be this fairy tale resolution. Coming back here is just full of ghosts."

Rowling revealed how she wished to be a writer since her childhood but says she never expected the fame that has come with it. "I wished to be published and I wished more than anything in the world to be a writer," she said. "It never occurred to me in a million years that people would search my dustbins, put a long lens camera on me on the beach or bang on the door of one of my oldest friends and offer her money to talk about me."

Rowling has ruled out writing any more Harry Potter books but let slip she is working on a new novel. "It's definitely time to stop now. I don't want to write any more Hogwarts books," she said.

"I'm happier now than I've ever been in my life."

Rowling described her new novel as a political fairy tale. She said: "I'm not in a mad hurry to publish, I would like to take my time. I've lived with deadlines for ten years and I'm currently able to luxuriate that no one's really expecting it so I feel as if I've gone right back to the beginning where I was with the Philospher's Stone in my own private world.

"I'd really like to enjoy that sole possession for a little while," she said on ITV's JK Rowling, A Year in the Life.

Daniel Radcliffe to star in a new war movie.

Daniel RadcliffeHarry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe has signed to star in new war movie 'Journey', in which he will portray tragic photographer Dan Eldon, who was stoned to death during the devastating civil war in Somalia, East Africa, in 1993.

According to reports, the 18-year-old actor - best known for playing the boy wizard in the Potter films, fought off stiff competition from likes of Heath Ledger, Joaquin Phoenix, Ryan Phillippe and Orlando Bloom to land the role, after Eldon's family decided he would be a perfect fit for the part.

The late photographer's mother Kathy revealed: "We resisted a lot of older actors because Dan was a boy emerging into manhood. The timing is right and the person is right and I couldn't ask for more.

"He has portrayed a magician for years and my Dan was a different kind of magician. There are parallels in the two Dans' lives.

"Daniel Radcliffe is a poet, he keeps journals and he is half Jewish. He has a sense of humor and energy inside him which reminds me of Dan."

Eldon was just 22 when he was killed in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu.

The film is based on his diaries 'The Journey is the Destination', which were published in 1997.

Rihanna says fame makes her feel lonely and unhappy

RihannaSinger Rihanna says fame has made her feel lonely and unhappy.

The 'Umbrella' songstress , 19, revealed her rapid rise to fame and success has exposed her to the dark side of celebrity.

She said: "Fame is lonely. At first, I was on an adrenaline high - this is my dream. I'm actually doing it, it didn't phase me that I was alone, that I wasn't with the people I love. But after a while it gets repetitive and that is when you think, 'Oh wow, I am sitting in a hotel room once again, just me and the television.'

"When you are in the spotlight, people are like, 'What do you have to worry about?' They forget that the success is one great aspect of your life, but behind that there are problems, there are dark sides, there is loneliness and unhappiness."

The singer - who is rumored to be dating actor Josh Hartnett, also admits that she has struggled to make real friends in the music industry - because she hasn't been able to trust anyone.

The singer, famous for annoying the world with the lyrics "You can stand under my Umbrella, Ella ella eh eh eh," added: "In this business people are shallow, they are dishonest. You can't trust them.

"I have always had a thing for reading people. When I come into contact with a situation or a person, the first thing I do is just sit quiet for a little while. I sit and watch you.

"It really helps me to understand how to play the game, and sometimes you have to play it. It is a game that really sucks."

Lily Allen admits to having anal sex with boyfriend

Lily AllenNaughty songstress Lilly Allen has admitted she has anal sex with Chemical Brother boyfriend Ed Simons.

The pop star, famous for hits Smile and LDN, made the shocking revelation to her father after he questioned whether she had slept with the 37-year-old.

Allen, 22, announced she was expecting her first child with Simons, her boyfriend of three months, last week before she let her secret slip on Channel 4's Big Fat Quiz of the Year.

Lily, the daughter of actor Keith Allen, said: "I was with mum dad, his wife and my sister. We were all sitting round and I said my nipples really hurt today.

"My dad's wife said maybe you're pregnant. I said no I'm not pregnant and my dad went: 'Are you telling me you and your boyfriend have had sex?'

"I said: 'Well yes but I didn't think you could have sex by having it in the bum bum!'

"I thought I would write a song about it that goes: 'I didn't know you could pregnant from the bum bum'."

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt never argue in front of the children

Brad Pitt ad Angelina JolieActress Angelina Jolie has insisted that she and partner Brad Pitt never argue in front of their children.

The 32-year-old 'Beowulf' star - who has four children, Maddox, Pax, Zahara and Shiloh with the actor - admits she and Brad do have their disagreements - but never about their views on parenting.

She said: "Oh yeah, we do argue, but we never clash over how to raise the children.

"We back each other as parents. There is no, 'Daddy's good with this', or, 'Mummy doesn't like it.' We never want the kids to see we are divided in the way we discipline them."

The Hollywood beauty also confirmed the couple are planning to expand their brood at some point in the future.

She added: "We will have more children, but right now we're adjusting to everybody and it's still new

Heather Mills to sell her East Sussex mansion?

Heather MillsHeather Mills, the estranged wife of music legend Sir Paul McCartney is reportedly set to sell her $6million East Sussex mansion in order to pay her huge legal bills.

The former glamor model and animal rights activist - who is currently locked in a bitter divorce battle with McCartney, 65, owes a reported $3million to law firm Mishcon de Reya and could lose her property in order to settle the debt.

A source said: "Heather is telling friends that relations have broken down so badly between her and her former lawyers Mishcon de Reya she will have to sell the house Paul bought her to pay the legal bills. Mishcon de Reya are poised to serve with a writ for the cash."

The source added to Britain's Sunday Mirror newspaper: "This Christmas she has been facing up to losing the house."

The former Beatle bought the nine-bedroom property for Heather earlier this year, because it is close to his own East Sussex home and he wants regular access to the couple's four-year-old daughter Beatrice.

39-year-old Heather - dubbed 'Mucca' by British tabloids due to her porn past, reportedly plans to put the house up for sale in January.

Mills - who could be awarded more than $60 million in her divorce settlement - claims financial strain forced her to part ways with Mishcon de Reya.

Heather's representative Michele Elyzabeth said: "It was agreed between them both that she would suspend her representation from the firm due to financial reasons and that she was capable of representing herself."

However, Mishcon de Reya allegedly ditched her after she viciously attacked Paul in a series of UK and US TV interviews.

Heather and Paul will be back in court in February.

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Jennifer Garner named West Virginian of the Year

Jennifer GarnerJennifer Garner has been chosen as the Mountain Mama of her home state of West Virginia.

The Hollywood star was honoured as the 2007 West Virginian of the Year by her hometown newspaper.

Ben Affleck's wife was picked by the Gazette-Mail because of her work as an ambassador and role model for the unfashionable state.

Garner manages to raise her two-year-old daughter Violet, in addition to her movie career and embarking on a Broadway run.

Garner was born in Texas, but moved to West Virginia at the age of four. She is a regular visitor to the state, and has repeatedly taken Affleck back to her family home for holidays.

Jude Law haunted by the ghost of Frank Sinatra

Jude LawActor Jude Law claims he was haunted by the ghost of Frank Sinatra during a recent visit to Cuba.

The 'Alfie' star, 35, said that he was left "shocked" after seeing a vision of the late Rat Pack singer raiding his hotel mini-bar after celebrating his 35th birthday at Havana's Hotel Nacional de Cuba on Saturday last week.

A hotel insider said: "Jude had no idea that Frank used to stay in the same room. You could see he was really spooked by his sighting. He'd sampled lots of the hotels rum cocktails to celebrate his birthday so he thought it was just a drunken vision. But when we told him of the situation, he came clean about seeing the ghost.

"He swore he saw Frank crouched at the mini-bar, rummaging through the bottles and snacks."

The source added to Britain's Daily Star newspaper: "Poor old Jude was relieved when we finally put him in a different room, although we didn't dare tell him that Winston Churchill used to stay in it, just in case.

"We didn't want Jude to worry about the former British Prime Minister stealing his cigars!"

Jude spent Christmas at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba with ex-wife Sadie Frost and their children Rafferty, 11, Iris, seven, Rudy, five and Frost's 17-year-old son Finlay.

They have now added their holiday pictures to the hotel's Bar Of Fame, and have drawn an arrow from their pictures to those of Sinatra.

Lisa Kudrow: motherhood is ‘all surprises’

Lisa KudrowFormer friends star Lisa Kudrow has revealed she has found being a mum "all surprises".

44-year-old Kudrow, best known for her role as Phoebe Buffay in the popular television sitcom, has a nine-year-old son, Julian, with husband Michael Stern.

And the actress - who also starred in critically acclaimed HBO TV series The Comeback - doesn't seem to have trouble balancing raising her child with her fast-paced acting career.

"It's not hard to juggle at all," she said.

"My son is older so I don't get those heart-wrenching calls saying, 'Where are you?'. But if I were to go back and do something like The Comeback, which was a solid year working every day - that would be hard."

"Motherhood is all surprises," she adds. "Nobody can really anticipate what parenthood is. It's been wonderful surprises and then tough surprises and a huge transition but hopefully I've adjusted."

Lisa also had to adjust to life after Friends, probably the most popular TV comedy in the world in the 1990s.

"I look back on Friends fondly," she says. "We all still keep in touch although we don't see each other a lot. I miss certain things about the show like not being with those people every single day.

"It was a really happy good experience. And it's done, so we have to just move on. There are no regrets."

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Oliver Stone turns hostage negotiator

Oliver StoneDirector Oliver Stone has thrown himself into a new role - a hostage negotiator.

The Oscar-winning star flew to Colombia over the weekend as part of an international delegation to secure the release of three captives.

A Colombian politician, her aide, and her aide's son, are all being held by the country's FARC guerilla group.

Stone was invited to join the mission by controversial Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez when the pair met several weeks ago.

Stone is also producing a movie on the life of the late drug baron Pablo Escobar.

Amy Winehouse has the UK’s top selling album of 2007

Amy WinehouseTroubled Amy Winehouse has been in-and-out of the British tabloids all year - and mostly, it has been negative press about her drugs ravaged personal life - but that hasn't detracted the music buying public from the fact she's a great singer - her album, Back to Black has sold 1.85 million copies in 2007, thus topping the UK's 2007 album chart.

2006 'X Factor' Leona Lewis' debut album Spirit is at Number 2 after shifting an astonishing 1.59 million copies in just two months.

Leona's Bleeding Love is the 2007 best-selling single.

The UK 2007 Album Chart

1. Amy Winehouse, Back to Black
2. Leona Lewis, Spirit
3. Mika, Life in Cartoon Motion
4. Take That, Beautiful World
5. Westlife, Back Home
6. Eagles, Long Road Out of Eden
7. Kaiser Chiefs, Yours Truly Angry Mob
8. Arctic Monkeys, Favourite Worst Nightmares
9. Timbaland, Shock Value
10. Rihanna, Good Girl Gone Bad

Britney Spears blames herself for Jamie Lynn’s pregnancy

Britney SpearsTroubled former pop princess Britney Spears blames herself for her 16 year old sister, Jamie Lynn Spears' pregnancy, it has been claimed.

Jamie Lynn announced her pregnancy earlier this month, and Britney, has reportedly told friends she tried to help her sister lead a good life.

Britney allegedly told friends: "I've done some pretty dumb stuff and haven't been a good role model. I warned this girl, I really did. She seemed to take my advice."

The singer - who is embroiled in a bitter legal battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline, who she divorced earlier this year, has lost custody of her own sons - Sean Preston, two and 15-month-old Jayden James - and is now only permitted supervised court visits with her kids if she passes random drug and alcohol testing.

But Britney is still furious that her younger sister has got pregnant by her 19-year-old boyfriend, Casey Aldridge.

Brit reportedly fumed: "I'm really disappointed in her. I told her over and over just to be a kid and let the adult things like sex and drinking and all that wait.

"I just can't believe she's pregnant. She is way too young to be a mom. She should be having fun and stuff, not having a baby."

Dita Von Teese & Marilyn Manson’s divorce finalized

Dita Von Teese & Marilyn MansonMarilyn Manson's divorce to burlesque girl Dita Von Teese has been finalized, according to a judgment filed in Superior Court.

Los Angeles court papers said terms of the settlement were not disclosed for privacy reasons.

Von Teese filed divorce papers nearly a year ago, citing irreconcilable differences for the split.

Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, and Von Teese - real name Heather Sweet - began dating in 2001, and married in November 2005 in Ireland.

Manson later told Spin magazine he was devastated over the breakup.

He said: "She said she had tolerated the lifestyle because she hoped I would change and threatened to leave if I didn't."

Manson - whose hits include The Dope Show and Disposable Teens, is now dating actress Evan Rachel Wood, the 20-year-old star of Thirteen and Across the Universe.

Snoop Dogg calling time on his wild party lifestyle

Snoop DoggRapper Snoop Dogg has revealed he's calling time on his wild party lifestyle in order to settle down with his family.

The 36-year-old "Drop It Like It's Hot" singer, real name Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr, said: "I was going to split up with my wife. I was caught up with Hollywood, the girls, the nightlife.

"I thought I was the man, and I was willing to give up what I had at home - until I realized that it was irreplaceable."

Snoop, who will star in a reality show called Father Hood with wife Shante and their three children, adds: "I don't want another man raising my kids. Those three babies are all I wanted, and I wanted to be with them."

Lindsay Lohan has “the year’s worst performance by an actress”

Lindsay LohanMoviegoers have tagged troubled Lindsay Lohan with the year's worst performance by an actress.

In a new AOL poll, a whopping 58% of voters gave Lohan the dubious honor for her role as a woman escaping a sadistic killer in the box-office flop, "I Know Who Killed Me."

The poll, which received more than 3.8 million votes, had more bad news for the 'Mean Girls' actress - with another of her films, "Georgia Rule," finishing second among voters for biggest waste of $10 spent on a movie ticket.

The No. 1 biggest waste? "Norbit," a slapstick comedy starring Eddie Murphy, whose performance in the movie was the runaway pick for worst by an actor.

Voters were given five choices in each poll category. Two box-office smashes were voted the most worthy of the price of a ticket: The blood-soaked ancient war epic "300 edged out the sci-fi extravaganza "Transformers," 28 percent to 26 percent.

"Transformers" stars Megan Fox and Shia LaBeouf were named best on-screen duo, barely beating out Michael Cera and Jonah Hill, the nerdy leads of the comic coming-of-age romp "Superbad."

"Superbad" made more voters laugh out loud than any other film, registering 37 percent of the tally, ahead of the 28 percent for the bawdy pregnancy comedy "Knocked Up." Both comedy blockbusters were from producer Judd Apatow.

Sexiest babe went to Fox of "Transformers," while hottest hunk went to Johnny Depp, from "Pirates of the Caribbean."

Ralph Fiennes' dark turn as Voldemort in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" earned him best male villain honors. Angelina Jolie won best female villain for playing the mother of the demon Grendel in "Beowulf."

Voters gave Matt Damon the nod for best two performances for "Ocean's Thirteen" and "The Bourne Ultimatum," the latter of which easily nabbed year's best sequel.

Paul McCartney and Heather Mills have blazing row on Boxing Day

Paul McCartney and Heather Mills reportedly had a blazing argument on Boxing Day - after Paul bought their 4-year-old daughter Beatrice home an hour late.

The couple - who are currently embroiled in a bitter legal dispute over cash, came to blows after the 65-year-old former Beatle allegedly failed to drop off four-year-old Beatrice at the agreed time of 5pm.

Fuming Heather and visiting family and friends were left waiting for Beatrice to arrive without any explanation.

A source said: "They arranged for him to have Bea between 2pm and 5pm but he didn't arrive until 6pm - and didn't even ring to let her know he was running late.

"Heather wasn't happy. She had people round to see Bea and it didn't leave much time until she had to be in bed. She made it patently clear she wasn't happy. She thought it was incredibly inconsiderate and rude."

Paul and Heather are due in court in February and sources close to the pair say custody will be a big issue.

The insider added to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "Paul has made it clear he wants custody of Bea, particularly after Heather's recent volatile appearances on TV and her claims she felt suicidal. They also have very differing views on how Bea should be schooled. Paul wants her to go to a school where she will come home every night but Heather thinks she will enjoy the experience of being a boarder."

The insider also played down speculation that Heather will sell her $6.5million East Sussex mansion.

The friend said: "She did threaten to move to America after one row when Paul asked why she had to live so close to his place at Peasmarsh but it isn't happening at the moment."

Meanwhile, former animal rights activist Heather, 39, will throw a lavish New Year's Eve party tonight - and has even invited X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne.

The source continued: "Heather knows Paul and Sharon are good friends so she did it to wind him up. She doesn't really expect her to come." Heather has also invited friends from US show Dancing With The Stars to the buffet and fireworks party.

Nicole Richie sells her West Hollywood apartment for $2.25 million

Nicole RichiePregnant Nicole Richie has sold her luxury West Hollywood apartment for a cool $2.25 million.

The reformed hellraiser has almost doubled her money on the 2,246-square-foot, two bedroom, 10th-floor unit in the Empire West building. She paid $1.18 million for it back in 2005.

Nicole and rocker boyfriend Joel Madden are expected to move into a $1.2 million town house bought for her as a surprise present by her adoptive dad, singer Lionel Richie.

The town house is in the Century City area of Los Angeles and was previously owned by NYPD Blue actor Dennis Franz.

But Nicole and Joel are also said to be looking at other properties in LA and downtown Manhattan.
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