Do Britney Spears' Handlers Refuse to Let Her Go Online . . . So She Doesn't Have a Meltdown?
Is BRITNEY SPEARS BANNED from the Internet?
RadarOnline claims her dad and her manager won't let her go online . . . because they want to keep her in a, quote, "bubble", where she's protected from the haters.
Specifically, they're trying to keep her from reading the bad reviews that her new album, "Britney Jean", has been getting. Instead, they told her that all the critics LOVE it.
So how bad are the reviews? Well, they aren't THAT bad, but most people are saying it's just OK. However, the album is selling great. It's been Number One on iTunes and it's expected to do well on the charts.
But her handlers are still worried that the criticism could send Britney into another, quote, "bad tailspin." And that would be a disaster since her big Vegas show is set to launch in a few weeks, on December 27th.
Amanda Bynes Out of Rehab?
The Daily Mirror claims Amanda Bynes has completed her treatment and is living with her parents again.
A rep tells the paper, "Amanda and her entire family would like to thank everyone who's contacted them with good thoughts and wishes for Amanda's recovery. Amanda has completed her inpatient rehabilitation and she's feeling better every day.
Amanda is reportedly now looking into college and is thinking of majoring in fashion design.
Are Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Fighting Over a Prenup?
ASHTON KUTCHER finally got out of his marriage to DEMI MOORE, so you can forgive him if he's being a little careful about his future. Unless you're MILA KUNIS, that is.
The not-always-reliable "National Enquirer" says they're fighting over wedding plans because he wants a prenup . . . and she's not happy about it.
A source says, quote, "She's royally insulted because she stood patiently by his side throughout his fight with Demi. They're both so bullheaded, and neither is budging. This money battle is threatening to wreck their romance."
Has Kristen Stewart Switched Over to Team Jacob?
Sources say KRISTEN STEWART has switched from Team Edward to Team Jacob in real life. In other words, she's now dating the other member of her "Twilight" love triangle, TAYLOR LAUTNER.
Witnesses supposedly saw Taylor sneaking out of Kristen's house early Wednesday morning. Obviously that doesn't necessarily mean anything. But on the Internet, it means EVERYTHING.
Taylor Swift Is Doing Secret Santa With Her Crew
TAYLOR SWIFT and her road crew have been doing Secret Santas during their tour.
Apparently, she's a huge Beach Boys fan because she recently received a Beach Boys DVD and CD and Tweeted: "The RedTour is doing Secret Santa. Just found this in my dressing room and ran down the halls screaming 'SANTA!!!'
New Movies This Weekend
1. "Out of the Furnace" (R)
Christian Bale takes the law into his own hands after the police fail to solve the mysterious disappearance of his brother, who's played by Casey Affleck.
Affleck is one of the fighters in Woody Harrelson's underground fight club . . . who messes up by refusing to take a dive during a fight. Willem Dafoe is his bookie, Zoe Saldana plays Bale's girlfriend, and Forest Whitaker is the town sheriff.
2. "Khumba" (Not Rated)
This 3D, animated movie stars Jake T. Austin from Disney's "Wizards of Waverly Place" as a zebra born with stripes on his face, but none on his butt.
When his superstitious tribe thinks he's to blame for a mysterious drought, he goes on a quest to find a "magic water hole" where the first zebras got their stripes.
But first he'll have to get past Liam Neeson, a half-blind leopard who believes that eating the half-striped zebra will make him whole again.
AnnaSophia Robb, Laurence Fishburne and Anika Noni Rose are also in it as other zebras . . . and Steve Buscemi does the voice of a wild dog.
One Direction Is the First Band to Debut at #1 With Their First Three Albums
ONE DIRECTION'S latest album, "Midnight Memories", has debuted at #1 on the "Billboard" chart with 546,000 copies. That makes them the first group ever to debut at #1 with their first three albums.
(Their first album, "Up All Night", hit #1 in March of last year . . . and they followed it up with "Take Me Home" in November.)
THE MONKEES' also had their first three albums hit #1, but they didn't all DEBUT there . . . their self-titled debut album only hit #1 after six weeks on the chart.
The only other new release in the Top 10 this week was a Walmart-exclusive boxed set from GARTH BROOKS that was released on Thanksgiving. It sold 164,000 copies at #3, thanks to a ton of Black Friday shopping. Here's this week's Top 5. . .
1. (NEW) "Midnight Memories", One Direction (546,000 copies)
2. "The Marshall Mathers LP 2", Eminem (199,000 copies)
3. (NEW) Garth Brooks' Walmart-exclusive boxed set, "Blame It All on My Roots" (164,000 copies)
4. "Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas", the cast of A&E's "Duck Dynasty" (137,000 copies)
5. "Prism", Katy Perry (136,000 copies)
A Mayor in Australia Calls Justin Bieber a "Pop Princess" and Wants Him to Come Back and Clean Up His Graffiti
The mayor of Gold Coast, Australia, Tom Tate, has released a video, asking JUSTIN BIEBER to come back and clean up the graffiti he did while in his city. The BEST part is that he calls Justin a, quote, "pop princess."
Tate says he's willing to let Justin off the hook is if he comes back to Gold Coast to perform at some holiday event he's hosting THIS Saturday.
That's POSSIBLE, because Justin will be on tour in Australia through Sunday. But unless this is just one big set-up, it seems doubtful that Justin would actually accept his offer.
Are Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Secretly Seeing Each Other?
LIAM HEMSWORTH had the perfect opportunity to flee, so if this is true, I have no sympathy for him, no matter what happens next . . .
"Us Weekly" claims Liam wants MILEY CYRUS back, and they've been secretly meeting up and talking. But Miley is having doubts . . . quote, "She's confused about how she feels."
Is Liv Tyler Hooking Up With Orlando Bloom?
Now that ORLANDO BLOOM is single again, there's talk about his rebound relationship. We had already heard that something could be brewing between his ex MIRANDA KERR and LEONARDO DICAPRIO. And now there's talk that ORLANDO BLOOM is having his way with LIV TYLER.
They've been friends for years, and starred in the "Lord of the Rings" movies together. And sources say they "got cozy" backstage at a Broadway show recently . . . quote, "They were playfully tickling, gazing into each other's eyes and holding hands."
Orlando and Miranda recently split up after six years together, and three years of marriage.
Lionel Richie Is Ready to Record More Country Collaboration Albums . . . Thanks to Luke Bryan
You'll have LUKE BRYAN to thank if LIONEL RICHIE records one or two . . . or even three more country collaboration albums.
Lionel had been thinking about doing a follow-up . . . but the deal was sealed after he and Luke performed together at the "CMT Artists of the Year" special on Tuesday.
He told "Country Weekly", quote, "Luke put the final nail in the idea. I walked onstage with him and I realized the magic of performing. Country has it down pat. These guys to me are just great new country.
"I love the idea of recording one thing, maybe two or three, with Luke and a couple of the other crazy guys."
A Ron Burgundy Scotch Is Coming Out Plus Ron Interviews Peyton Manning
Ron Burgundy does love his scotch. Which makes this one of the more obvious marketing ideas: A Ron Burgundy brand of Scotch. It's being released by a company called Riviera Imports sometime this month.
Tomorrow night on ESPN, WILL FERRELL continues his ferocious promotion of the Anchorman sequel. He'll interview Peyton Manning, including asking him why he's never had a mustache.
"Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" comes out on the 18th.
By the way, Will would have been surrounded by an entirely different news team in the first "Anchorman", if not for a few casting changes. The team almost consisted of John C. Reilly, Chris Parnell and Ben Stiller, instead of David Koechner, Steve Carell and Paul Rudd.
Jennifer Lawrence, Sarah Silverman and a Woman from the "Blurred Lines" Video Made "GQ's" Year in Babes List
"GQ" has released something called the Year In Babes list . . . and it includes Jennifer Lawrence, Sarah Silverman and a woman from Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" video.
That woman would be EMILY RATAJKOWSKI, and she appears to be THE babe of the year, according to "GQ".
Jennifer Lawrence Confuses "Arachnophobia" with "Alcoholism"
JENNIFER LAWRENCE seems to have that "adorable, scatterbrained" thing down to a "T". Like in a recent interview with "OK!" magazine in which she got tripped up over the word for the fear of spiders.
She was talking about encountering spiders on the set of "Catching Fire". She said, quote, "Everybody told me there were no spiders, so when I saw three, I started crying. Jungles are not easy when you're afraid of everything.
"I think I am a legitimate alcoholic. No, what's it called? An arachnophobic."
Bret Michaels Will Play a "Post-Apocalyptic Version of Himself" on "Revolution"
BRET MICHAELS will have a cameo on an upcoming episode of "Revolution" . . . where he's playing a, quote, "post-apocalyptic version of himself." (???)
The show is set in the future, 15 years after the world falls into anarchy after suddenly losing all electricity.
Bret will even perform an acoustic version of "Every Rose Has Its Thorn". Of course, it HAS to be acoustic because, you know, there's no power.
Bret's episode will air sometime next year.
"Glee" Is Inviting Its Original Cast Back for the Show's 100th Episode
"Glee" creator Ryan Murphy has announced that all the original cast members have been invited back for the show's 100th episode, which will air on March 18th.
It's too early to say who will and who won't accept those invitations.
For what it's worth, DIANNA AGRON Tweeted that she received, quote, "good news" on Monday . . . so perhaps this was what she was talking about.
Tootie from "The Facts of Life" Had a Baby Yesterday
KIM FIELDS . . . a.k.a. Tootie from "The Facts of Life" . . . had a baby boy yesterday. This is the second child for Kim and her husband. They named him Quincy Xavier. They also have a 6-year-old son.
They'd actually been trying to get pregnant again for a few years. Kim suffered two miscarriages in between kids. She's 44 years old.
Barbara Walters Revealed Her "Most Fascinating People of the Year" List . . . Except For Number One
BARBARA WALTERS has revealed nine of the 10 names on her annual "Most Fascinating People of the Year" list.
As usual, the list has 10 entries. She's released nine of them ahead of time . . . while the Number One most fascinating person won't be unveiled until the special airs on December 18th. Here are the ones we know now:
Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden
The stars of "Duck Dynasty"
"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts
Prince George, the newborn son of Prince William and Kate Middleton
Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad
The show will also pay tribute to the previous 20 years of Barbara's "Most Fascinating People of the Year" specials, which started in 1993.
Bruce Jenner is the Only Man in This Year's Kardashian Christmas Photo
The Kardashians released their annual Christmas photo, and this year none of the men took part except BRUCE JENNER . . . and he was trapped in a glass case.
Absent from the photo are Kanye West, Lamar Odom, Rob Kardashian and Kourtney's boyfriend Scott Disick.
The photographer didn't want any guys in the pics but Bruce insisted it was HIS family Christmas card and he wouldn't be cut.
Kim's baby North isn't in the picture, but Kourtney's kids Mason and Penelope are. Supposedly, the photographer also didn't want kids but Kourtney insisted.
Will Renee Zellwegger Join "Dancing With the Stars"?
There's talk that the producers of "Dancing with the Stars" are hoping to do a season packed with former Oscar winners.
Supposedly, RENEE ZELLWEGER is on their wish list. She won an Oscar for "Cold Mountain" in 2003, and did a little dancing in the 2002 movie "Chicago". For now, no other names have been mentioned.
Naturally, they probably wouldn't be able to land the bigger names, like Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington and Dustin Hoffman.
George Clooney Hasn't Found the Love of His Life
Sorry, STACY KEIBLER, you weren't "the one". In an interview with "W" magazine, GEORGE CLOONEY says he has NOT met the love of his life yet.
But he does know what he's looking for. He says, quote, "When I was a kid, I was in love with AUDREY HEPBURN . . . I thought she was as elegant as anything I'd ever seen, and I fell madly in love with her.
"I also always loved GRACE KELLY."
Katy Perry Says Perfection is Boring
A lot of men think KATY PERRY is the perfect woman but Katy disagrees with that. She reveals some of her flaws and annoying habits to Joy magazine.
"The first thing you should know about me is that I can't even boil an egg. Secondly, I'm always late. I can't help it; I get it from my mother."
"Also I find it hard to turn down sweets if there are some in the studio. I also don't always look immaculately styled. There are phases when I walk around with a swollen face due to acne. It's fine for people to see me like that. Then they know you don't have to be perfect to be successful. Perfection is boring."
Actor PAUL WALKER was killed in a HORRIFIC car crash on Saturday afternoon. He was just 40 years old.
Paul was most famous for starring in the "Fast and the Furious" movies. He played Brian O'Conner in all the movies except the THIRD one, "Tokyo Drift". Here's what you need to know:
Paul was in Valencia, California . . . just north of Los Angeles . . . to attend an event his charity organization was putting on for typhoon victims in the Philippines.
The event was co-sponsored by a high-performance car shop called Always Evolving, which is owned by a former race car driver named Roger Rodas. Roger was a close friend of Paul's, and Paul was an investor in his shop.
At around 3:00 P.M., Paul and Roger decided to go for a joy ride in Roger's 2005 Porsche Carrera GT . . . in an industrial park near the shop.
But Roger lost control, they crashed into a light pole, and the car immediately EXPLODED. Roger and Paul were both killed instantly.
The Los Angeles County sheriff's department says speed was a factor. A 45 mile per hour speed limit sign was attached to the light post they hit.
Paul. was in the middle of shooting the seventh installment in the "Fast and the Furious" franchise at the time of his death. There's no official word on the movie's status . . . but the "Hollywood Reporter" says the plan for now is to delay production, but NOT to scrap it altogether.
Paul Walker's Death: The Celebrity Tributes
As you'd expect, many of PAUL WALKER'S former co-stars have commented on his tragic death this weekend. Here are some highlights:
Paul's co-stars from the "Fast and the Furious" franchise:
Vin Diesel: "Paul was a good man. RIP my friend . . . sorry to the Walker family. Brother, I will miss you very much. I'm absolutely speechless. Heaven has gained a new Angel. RIP."
Jordana Brewster: "Paul was pure light. I cannot believe he is gone."
Ludacris, who RHYMED his tribute: "Your humble spirit was felt from the start, wherever you blessed your presence you always left a mark, we were like brothers and our birthdays are only one day apart, now you will forever hold a place in all of our hearts."
Dwayne Johnson: "All my strength, love and faith to the Walker family during this heartbreaking time. We find our strength in his light. Love you brother."
Tyrese Gibson: "My heart is hurting so bad no one can make me believe this is real. God, I pray that you send clarity over this, 'cause I just don't understand. My heart hurts, it's broken. No one can convince me that this is real.
"Prayer warriors, please pray real hard for his only child, his daughter and family . . . My God . . . My God . . . I can't believe I'm writing this."
(Tyrese showed up at a vigil at the crash site, and broke down in tears. He also took a piece of the wreckage home, and posted a photo of it online. TMZ has the photo and video of him at the crash site.)
His co-stars from "She's All That":
Rachael Leigh Cook: "Paul was a truly good person in a town of questionable characters . . . a real life tragedy if there ever was one."
Sarah Michelle Gellar: "May Paul be in peace. To his family, you are in our thoughts and prayers."
Gabrielle Union: "There are no words. Someone please say this is just another absurd Internet hoax." (Initially a website claimed this was a hoax. But sadly, THAT was the hoax.)
His co-star from "Varsity Blues":
James Van Der Beek: "Thoughts and prayers tonight are with Paul Walker's friends and family, especially his little girl. So sad. Very heavy heart tonight. I just remember him as being so effortlessly golden. He had that way about him, that 'thing.'"
His co-star from "The Skulls":
Joshua Jackson: "Damn. Hard to imagine someone so full of life taken so soon. My thoughts go out to your family. RIP Pauly Walker."
"Catching Fire" and "Frozen" Both Broke Thanksgiving Box Office Records
A ton of people went to the movies over Thanksgiving weekend, because "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" AND "Frozen" both broke records.
"Catching Fire" brought in another $74.5 million from Friday to Sunday, the highest total for a three-day Thanksgiving weekend EVER.
And if you count Wednesday and Thursday, it made an additional $35.6 million, bringing its five-day Thanksgiving weekend haul to just over $110 million. Yes, that's also a record.
(In the 10 days since it was released, "Catching Fire" has made $297 million in North America. And when you add in the $277 million it's made in foreign markets, it pushes its worldwide haul to $573 MILLION.)
"Frozen" had a big weekend too, earning $66.7 million from Friday through Sunday, and $93 million from Wednesday through Sunday. That's the best DEBUT ever for a movie over Thanksgiving weekend, and puts it just behind "Catching Fire" on the all-time Thanksgiving list.
Here are this week's Top 5 movies:
1. "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire", $74.5 million. Up to $297 million in its 2nd week.
2. (NEW) "Frozen", $66.7 million. Up to $93.4 million since Wednesday, plus a one-week preview at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.
3. "Thor: The Dark World", $11.1 million. Up to $187 million in its 4th week.
4. "The Best Man Holiday", $8.5 million. Up to $63.4 million in its 3rd week.
5. (NEW) "Homefront", $7 million. Up to $9.8 million since Wednesday.
Joe Jonas Lost His Virginity at 20 . . . And Smoked Pot With Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato
In a new piece he wrote for Vulture.com, JOE JONAS admits he lost his virginity at the age of 20.
He says, quote, "We decided to take the [purity] rings off a few years ago. I lost my virginity when I was 20. I did other stuff before then, but I was sexually active at 20. I'm glad I waited for the right person." Joe is 24 now, so that was about four years ago.
Joe doesn't say who that "right person" was, but he also talks about dating ASHLEY GREENE when he was 20, and he calls it, quote, "my first serious relationship." She played Alice Cullen in the "Twilight" movies.
Joe also reveals that the first time he smoked pot was with DEMI LOVATO and MILEY CYRUS, when he was 17 or 18. He says, quote, "They kept saying, 'Try it! Try it!' so I gave it a shot, and it was all right.
"I don't even smoke weed that often anymore . . . Now I appreciate wine or a vodka-soda at the end of the day every once in a while."
If Joe was really 17 or 18, then this happened 6 or 7 years ago. Miley and Demi are both 21, which means they would have been 14 or 15.
The Best Songs of the Year . . . According to E! News
E! News has slapped together a list of The Best Songs of 2013. It's unclear how they settled on these songs, but it doesn't seem like they put much thought into it, since it's basically just a rundown of the year's biggest hits.
Here's the list, which doesn't appear to be in any sort of order:
"Blurred Lines", Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell
"Roar", Katy Perry
"Wrecking Ball", Miley Cyrus
"Hold On (We're Going Home)", Drake
"Suit & Tie", Justin Timberlake featuring Jay Z
"Holy Grail", Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake
"Demons", Imagine Dragons
"Applause", Lady Gaga
"Monster", Eminem featuring Lady Gaga
"Counting Stars", OneRepublic
"Get Lucky", Daft Punk featuring Pharrell
"Stay", Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko
Michael J. Fox Says Matthew Broderick Almost Destroyed His Career
It's hard to imagine a time when MICHAEL J. FOX was struggling to make it in Hollywood. But he actually almost packed it in and went back to his native Canada . . . and it was all because of MATTHEW BRODERICK.
He says, quote, "In 1982, I was desperate to have a job in LA. I owed money, and my phone was cut off. I was selling sections of my sectional sofa. I was ready to go back to Canada and pick up nails on my brother's construction site."
That was when "Family Ties" came up. Unfortunately, the producers WANTED Broderick, so Michael wasn't holding out much hope.
He says, quote, "He'd usually go in first for auditions, and you'd hear hands shaking. I was always losing jobs to Matthew Broderick."
He would have lost this one to Broderick too, but he didn't want to commit to a TV series . . . so Fox finally got his breakthrough role.