Is Britney Spears Beatin’ Her Babies?


britney082707-copy.jpgSomeone hide the clipping shears cuz we smell a meltdown about to happen. Apparently Britney is being investigated for – duh duh duhhhhh – possible child abuse. We know she’s not the most perfect mom, but is feeding your kids soda and Cheetos illegal? A custody hearing about the kids was held this morning between Britney and Kevin’s lawyers, as well as a lawyer for the Los Angeles County counsel. TMZ also reports that, “We do not know the specifics of the allegations but we’re told the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services is conducting an active investigation.”

Oh man. No wonder poor Brit wants to haul her ass to London. Though these pics of Britney smoking around her kids sure ain’t helping her win any Mom of the Year Awards. [TMZ. Image: Getty]

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Vick Pleads Guilty, Condemns Dogfighting


SickMichael Vick‘s star continued it’s crash course today, as the Atlanta Falcons quarterback officially plead guilty to the federal dogfighting charges against him. Vick will be sentenced on December 10th and could face up to five years in prison. After the hearing he apologized to his teammates, coaches, and the Commissioner of the NFL, took “full responsibility” for his actions, and claimed to have found religion as a result of the dog drama. He also said, “Dogfighting is a terrible thing. I reject it. I totally ask for forgiveness and understanding as I move forward to better Michael Vick the person, not the football player.”

Better late than never, right?

[ESPN. Image: Getty]

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Did Owen Wilson Try to Kill Himself?


owenwilson.jpgActor and notorious ladies man Owen Wilson was hospitalized in Los Angeles early yesterday afternoon, and word on the information highway is that the actor was admitted after possibly attempting suicide. Reports allege that Kate Hudson‘s former flame slit his left wrist and ingested numerous “unidentified pills.” His family, including brother Luke Wilson, were spotted at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Sunday night, where the actor is reportedly being treated.

It sure is kind of a dark day in celebrity gossip this Monday morning. Hopefully the frat packer is getting the care and support he needs right now.

Update: Owen Wilson released the following statement Monday afternoon:

“I respectfully ask that the media allow me to receive care and heal in private during this difficult time.”

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Nick Hogan In Serious Car Accident



Last night Nick Hogan, a much-loved member of our VH1 family, was injured in a car accident in Clearwater, Florida. Nick, who was driving, evidently lost control of his Toyota Supra and crashed into a “raised median.” He and another passenger were airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries. TMZ is reporting that Nick has since been released this morning, and pictures show that the always protective and caring dad Hulk was at the scene of the crash moments after it happened. Everyone here at the VH1 Blog is thinking of the Hogans during this time and wishing Nick and his friend a speedy recovery. Use this space to leave your messages of support and check back here for updates. [Image: Getty]

Update: Nick’s mom Linda Hogan released the following statement today:

“My son Nick and a friend were involved in a car accident last night. Nick suffered minor injuries and has been treated and released from the hospital. At this time, his friend, John Graziano remains hospitalized. Nick is currently at the hospital with John and his family. His sole concern is for the well being of his friend. On behalf of my family, we ask that your thoughts and prayers be with John and his loved ones.”

Check out pictures of Nick and the Hogan family below.

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Rock on TV – The Shortlist


lohan.jpgJonesing for music on your television set? Don’t know what to watch? Love to see your favorite musicians tied up in absurd plots? Well, then, you’ve come to the right place, rockers! Check out our shortlist below. For more extensive listings, read VH1’s Rock on TV schedule daily.

A Prairie Home Companion, Monday, 9:30 AM (EST), HBOZ: We know, we know. You haven’t gotten quite enough of Lindsay Lohan lately, what with her recent trip to rehab. A thoroughly peroxided Lohan plays the suicide-obsessed daughter of Meryl Streep in the cinematic dramatization of the beloved NPR radio show.

The Gilmore Girls, “Girls In Bikinis, Boys Doin’ the Twist” Monday, 5PM (EST), FAM: Looked to as the death knell of indie culture, this was the moment the Shins came out of their (possibly scoliosis afflicted) shell and rocked this WB original series’ spring break episode. The performance by beloved, bespectacled indie outfit was more revolutionary than the Flaming Lips playing the Peach Pit on 90210. See also: Garden State.

Monday: Paris Chops Her Hair Off; Britney Speeds and Pleads with Cops


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The perfect Pitt-Jolie posse have taken NYC and the city’s parks and playgrounds by storm. They win “the coolest tourists” award for this week. [Just Jared]

Paris Lets Her Short Hair Hang
The heiress has chopped off her extensions and was spotted debuting her new Katie Holmes-like bob at her latest house party, where Kid Rock was a guest. Let’s hope she at least donated her unwanted locks. [DListed]

Is Madonna’s New Track a Rip-Off?
Madge’s new track supposedly sounds a lot like Britney’s “I’m a Slave 4 U,” which would make Madonna the only person in America still trying to copy the lost pop princess. [NY Post]

Winehouse: Caught with Crack Pipe?
Amy was apparently spotted getting high with a crack pipe in hand in the bathroom at the Chicago Lollapalooza show. Just her regular ol’ pre-show ritual, it seems. [NY Daily News]

Britney Pulled Over for Speeding
The starlet got a scolding by cops for speeding but got off without a ticket after using the old “the paparazzi were chasing me” excuse. It’s good to know that crazy celebs still get star treatment. [DListed]

Sacrificing L.A.M.B.



Gwen Stefani played the mainly Muslim (and therefore immensely conservative) country of Malaysia on Tuesday, and her performance was a little less naked than usual. Literally. Protests from conservative Muslims meant Gwen had to cover up and ditch the skimpy threads that she normally dons on stage. This is just one in a series of incidents in which the potential indecency of Western artists has clashed with the purportedly chaste ideals of Malaysia.

But if you think that the idea that Gwen Stefani’s cleavage could corrupt Malaysian youths is ridiculous, check out her response to the opposition, as reportedly related to Malaysia’s Galaxie magazine before the show:

I’ve made a lot of changes to my concert just for Malaysia. It’s a major sacrifice that I have made as an artist. But I’m willing to do it because I want my fans in this country to see me perform here.

It should be noted that Gwen’s whining about sacrifice in a country whose per capita income is about 3.5 times less than that of the United States. Gwen Stefani seriously knows nothing about sacrifice. Yeah, it sucks to have to bow to the stifling ideals of others, but covering up your naked arm by wearing entitlement on your sleeve isn’t going to net you much sympathy. At least not in these parts.

Below, check out some shots of Gwen performing in the U.S. and, presumably, not sacrificing.

[GMANews.TV / Images: Getty]

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Mia Rocks No More



Bret had trouble deciding whether to elminite Lacey or Mia. He admitted that Lacey was “absolutely crazy” according to everyone in the house. But his connection with Mia was “too little too late,” and so he sent her packing. Was it the right decision? Weigh in now and check back soon for our official recap!

The Pick-Up Artist: Your Weekly Forecast (Episode 4)


Was it the newsies cap? The fact that he was the living embodiment of The 40-Year-Old Virgin (plus five years). No matter, as Mr. Fred is has left the building, disappointing Mystery and his Brothers in Booty one last time. Who’ll be next on the chopping block? Let us know your thoughts.

Which remaining guy has picked up his game the most?

Fred got the boot last week. Did you forecast his dismissal?

Does Spoon deserve another chance?

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