Apparently the LA City Attorney’s office is trying to decide whether or not to prosecute Brandy on charges of manslaughter stemming from the car accident last winter that left one person dead. A source tells TMZ that there was a “conflict” over charges of manslaughter being brought against the singer. Prosecutors are supposedly waiting on data that will measure the speed of Brandy’s vehicle on impact, which will show if she tried to brake before hitting the car in front of her. The singer is currently being sued by the accident victim’s family.
Let this be a lesson to the Lindsay Lohans of the world! Drive safely people. Not even celebrity can get you off the hook in these crappy situations. Just ask Paris. [TMZ / Image: Getty]
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Hear that? It’s the sound of Britney fans breathing a tiny sigh of relief that their pop star has not totally gone off the deep end. Granted she’s still close, but the singer has finally done one smart thing after a summer full of lawyer letters, illegal Vegas trips, meltdowns, ex-assistants, babies with rotten teeth and extensions, extensions, extensions. Britney has hired a manager! And no, it’s not some guy she found down at her local Hooters – the girl’s gone and picked up Jeff Kwatinez, the guy recently fired by Kelly Clarkson. Well played! We’re not sure where this little zap of brain juice has come from, but we like it. Keep it up Brit! Just get those nipple slips under control and you’re on your way to Comeback City! [TMZ / Image: Getty]
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If you are a rocker with humble Jersey roots, gajillions of dollars and a cool dude hairdoo, you are legally NOT allowed to be a whiner. This is the law of rock, of life, of Jersey! But Jon Bon Jovi has apparently lost sight of the awesomeness of his ripped jeans, forsaking his easy going rep to instead throw a tantrum about something as silly as the name of an energy drink. Earlier this year the rocker demanded that the name of energy drink MiJovi be changed, stating that the product and its slogan (“itsmienergy.itsmijovi.itsmilife.”) were stealing from his name, as well as his band’s song “It’s My Life.” However brew creator Marcos Carrington claims that the drink is simply a tribute to his girlfriend Jovita. “It is unfair, he has said, “because Mijovi has nothing to do with Bon Jovi.”
The growing controversy has bumped sales of Mijovi in the rocker’s Jersey hood, and one source even said that “One store had people coming and getting their pictures taken with the drink. It’s even spawned a cocktail called the ‘Angry Rocker.’ ” Sounds like it’s time for Jon to relax a bit, and remember what it’s really all about – sex,
drugs energy drinks and rock n’ roll. [NY Post, ABC News. Image: Getty]
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Would you date a dude who had made a kinky sex tape that was seen all over the internet? If your answer is yes, don’t be ashamed – Whitney Houston did, for a second, and now it appears that Lil Kim has fallen under Ray J’s scandal-making spell. He recently treated the pint size rap starlet to a $20,000 shopping spree (let’s hope no pasties were purchased), and just this weekend the pair walked the red carpet together at the Rodeo Drive Experience event in Beverly Hills. They were also photographed last month cuddling after celebrating the Queen Bee’s B-Day, and were caught again this weekend hitting the clubs with Ray J’s sis Brandy.
Sex Tape Star + Former Jailbird = Scandalous Love in Skimpy Outfits.
We like this coupling all ready! [Images: Getty]
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Almost four months after the horrific Virginia Tech shootings, where 33 students were gunned down on the campus by a disgruntled student, a concert in their honor is slated to take place on September 6th. But just days after the bill was announced, the community-healing efforts hit a snag. In addition to gluten-free granola acts like Dave Matthews and John Mayer (granted he keeps his stand-up to himself), New York rapper Nas is also set to perform. Now a spokesperson for the families of the victims has expressed their collective displeasure with the idea of rapper performing, given the nature of his lyrics, which they feel “are indicative of the moral decay in our society that contributes to acts of violence,” says Vincent Bove. While we applaud Nas for his community-oriented efforts, is a hand-picked set in order? Do you think the victims’ families are being overly sensitive? [Idolator/Image: Getty]
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After all that drama (and that giant tent at LA Reid‘s Hamptons house), Usher and his lady Tameka Foster have finally made it legal, literally, with a small private wedding in the singer’s lawyer’s office. The nuptials took place Friday after their original shindig was called off, with rumors swirling that the star’s mother had been left off the guest list. Sources revealed that for the second go, Usher’s mom was indeed present. The sexy singer told Us Weekly, “I exchanged vows with Tameka Foster in Atlanta on Friday and we are happily married.”
Guess it’s time for everyone to take a little honeymoon from all the fighting and the drama before the baby’s born. The little one’s arrival is sure to bring about all sorts of battles between Usher, his mama and wife. The baby can referee! [Us Weekly / VH1 News / Image: Getty]
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This weekend the NY Post alleged that the car crash queen arrived in Long Island on Friday to lie low at her mom’s house. Dad Michael blabbed, “She’s here and in a good place, and I hope our family is reunited to bring Lindsay back the stability she needs.”
Yet a source for Us Weekly tells the mag that Lindsay is nowhere near the East Coast, and Entertainment Tonight claims the starlet is receiving treatment at the Cirque Lodge in Utah, former hangout of Mary-Kate Olsen. Lindsay’s rep added no useful info to the search for the troubled actress, telling Us, “It would be counterproductive to the medical treatment she’s receiving to release Lindsay’s whereabouts at this time.”
But maybe Lindsay isn’t in Utah at all! Why she could be hiding in a pile of Paris Hilton‘s dogs, working as Britney’s new assistant, catching snakes for Gwyneth Paltrow‘s fancy skin cream or cooking up Nicole Richie‘s hourly meals! Where do YOU think the starlet is hiding out? Is she actually on her way to getting better, or is LiLo destined to ruin the fender on another Mercedes in a month or so? [NY Post, ET, Us Weekly. Image: Getty]
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Eddie Says He?s Supporting His Baby
The actor’s rep has released a statement claiming that he is paying child support for his baby daughter Angel, who Murphy still says was unplanned. [People]
Madonna: Malawi Adoption Hits Snag
Her adopted baby David is still not technically her son, as red tape continues to prevent Malawian officials from signing off on the adoption. [E Online]
Reese and Ryan Rekindle Romance?
The recent exes may be attempting to make their marriage work, as the pair have been spotted exercising and lunching together. Do it for the kids! [NY Post]
Lindsay Lohan can’t catch a break right now, even though she’s nowhere to be found. Rumored to be holed up in some California rehab facility (let’s hope this is true) the famous firecrotch is set to make at least one appearance this month – on the cover of the September issue of Elle, which is out next week. In an interview inside the mag, done on May 24th, Linds is all talk. The starlet said of the paparazzi,”They’re looking for me, to like trip, so they can be like, ‘Oh Lindsay’s wasted and driving drunk.’ And that’s not it. I wouldn’t violate. … I’m much more responsible than that.”
Responsible enough to then drive drunk and crash her car into a curb 36 hours after the interview was done. Sometimes, timing’s a bitch, eh Linds? Karma, too. The photoshoot for the Elle cover was just as disastrous, after the starlet apparently tried pocket some expensive Louis Vuitton goodies that had been sent over from the designer for the shoot. A source revealed, “Lindsay, kept shoving the clothes into her bag, and a stylist’s assistant kept getting them out of the bag, only to have Lindsay keep trying to take them.”
Come on, Lindsay was probably just trying to grab the designer duds to donate to the Salvation Army! She’s a total angel – just with a booze problem and big pockets.
What do YOU think – are Lindsay’s bad habits gonna bring her down or can the Mean Girl bounce back? [NY Daily News, NY Post / Booking Photo]
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Lauryn Hill delivers her best performance since the 1999 Grammy Awards (remember when she actually made good music?) in a video recently uploaded to YouTube, and she doesn’t sing a note. For almost 15 minutes Lauryn, who’s rocking a bag-lady-does-Oprah look, mugs (see above), uses the phrase “Western paradigm,” and rambles about her career and fame. She does this all in a borderline belligerent manner that totally reminds me of a pre-zonked Whitney Houston, Newport-nasty voice and all. Oh, and adding to the weirdness, the interviewer facilitating Lauryn’s chatter is none other than the sister of Technotronic rapper Ya Kid K. I know! Lauryn, it would seem, is at the tipping point and it’s freakin’ genius. It’s soooooo good to have her back.
Watch the video and read some of the best, most self-important quotes from it after the jump: