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YouTube's "Leave Britney Alone" Loon Inks TV Deal

Chris Crocker screen grab courtesy YouTube

Chris Crocker, the 19-year-old Tennessean and MySpace sensation whose "Leave Britney Alone" video plea rocked YouTube the week after the pop tart's VMA implosion — to the tune of nearly eight million hits — has inked a development deal with reality-TV producer 44 Blue Productions. According to Variety, the plan is to build a "docusoap" around Crocker. "It's pretty much going to be 'the Chris Crocker experience,'" 44 Blue's prez tells the trade. "We consider him a rebel character that people find interesting. He's going to be a TV star." Maybelline's Liquid Waterproof Eyeliner is already lining up as a sponsor. read more

Britney Update: Lawyer and Manager Quit, Bodyguard Blabs

Britney Spears by Chris Weeks/

The Britster's former bodyguard, Tony Baretto, is the no-longer-secret witness in her custody battle. The People website says he was ready to testify about the Mother of the Year's penchant for nudity and drug use, and safety issues concerning the kids, but submitted his allegations in written form instead. In other Britnews, Monday's closed-door hearing was the last for her lawyer, Laura Wasser, who insisted that she wasn't bailing on her client and that her replacement Marci Levine would do a bang-up job as her new attorney. (For the moment, though Kevin Federline is seeking primary physical custody of the kids, he and the lip-syncher are still sharing them 50/50.) Likewise, the management company she hired a month ago to help launch her new album has dropped her, explaining, "Current circumstances have prevented us from properly doing our job." read more

Britney: Oops... She'll Do It Again at the Emmys?

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According to Us, Fox is "in negotiations" with La Spears to, ahem, perform at Sunday's Emmy Awards. "The idea," says a source, "is to have her come on and apologize for the VMAs. She's weighing the offer." The offer, they said. She's weighing the offer, not herself. (You guys can be, like, so mean.) Meanwhile, the New York Times is reporting a number of additional reasons why the beautiful disaster tanked so bad at the VMAs. Among them:1) As soon as she hit Vegas, she all but abandoned her training regimen and instead spent one wild night after another trying to keep up with party animals the likes of Diddy.2) An hour before showtime, she had a tiff with her hairstylist. (Well, that much was obvious.)3) At the last minute, she ditched the custom-fitted corset that had been designed to ward off the appearance of a matronly midriff. (Hello, eBay!)Matt is en route to the Emmys in Los Angeles. Friday's Take was written by Ben Katner. read more

American Idol Judges to Britney: Help Us Help You!

Simon Cowell courtesy Fox; Britney Spears by Kevin Mazur/

American Idol triumvirate Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul have reached out to Britney Spears, offering to collectively manage the further-fallen popstress' careening career. "We have decided we can bring Britney back," Cowell tells Fox News, stressing, "We are serious. We plan to buy her some underpants, get her bigger shorts to perform in, and get her away from her stupid friends." (Quite the ambitious trifecta, if you ask me.) "MTV ratings are up," notes Cowell, "and all we're hearing is 'Britney, Britney, Britney!' She can turn it around."Adds Randy, "We'd love to take care of you, Spears! We will make you a superstar again!"Britney's reaction to the overture... after the break. read more

Britney Was "Exploited," Claims Peer; Plus, VMAs Draw "More" Viewers

Britney Spears and dancer by John Shearer/

Kanye West's beef with MTV extends beyond the fact that he was shut out, again, at the Video Music Awards. The outspoken rapper believes the cabler preyed on the potential for a Britney Spears screwup. (Watch the video here.) "Man, they were just trying to get ratings," he opined Tuesday on Sirius' Morning Mash Up. "They knew she wasn't ready and they exploited her." Did Brit's big comeback beget boffo numbers? And how. Sunday's VMAs drew 7.08 million viewers, a 23 percent surge over last year.Other new Brit bits:• Following her performance, Spears "came running off the stage, yelling, 'Oh my god, I looked like a fat pig! I looked like a fat pig!' She was inconsolable," a backstage spy tells Us.• Spears' go-to hair guy, Ken Paves, "bailed" when he arrived at the VMAs only to get the cold shoulder from his client. "Ken made the professional decision not to do her hair," a source tells People. Another mystery solved there.Related: Inside Britney's VMAs Blunder; Britney's Bus... read more

Catching Up with the Good (Closer) and the Bad (TMZ)

Kyra Sedgwick in The Closer by Ben Kaller/TNT

This week’s crackling finale of TNT's The Closer was a splendid reminder of why Kyra Sedgwick is so deserving of the best-actress Emmy this year (yes, she'll be getting it for last season, but the character was just as strong a year ago). Being on basic cable, it's possible she'll once again by upstaged in what is one of the more crowded categories — her five other nominees include Sally Field (my second pick), Minnie Driver and past winners (in order of preference) Edie Falco, Mariska Hargitay and Patricia Arquette. But if for whatever reason she fails to score, this season's finale once again puts her at the top of my list for next year's competition.It was a great two-parter, with Brenda really on the ropes both professionally and personally. First, her case is in tatters after she fails to get a confession from her suspect. Then, midway through the high-profile trial, the defendant’s alibi turns up out of nowhere with rock-solid video evidence that he couldn’... read more

Inside Britney's VMAs Blunder: Reports Blame Rushed Rehearsals, Margaritas

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What's the real story behind Britney's unfortunate "Oops!" at Sunday's VMAs? (Watch video here.) As sources weigh in, a recurring theme suggests that a last-minute change in plans — perhaps not at all helped by frozen margaritas — led to the pop tart's onstage bewilderment. TV's Extra, for one, hears that a more elaborate number orchestrated by illusionist Criss Angel was pared down just before the show got under way. It would not have been an entirely insurmountable hurdle if Spears had hit rehearsals hard. Instead, a source tells the New York Daily News, "She showed up three and a half hours late, and she walked in with a frozen margarita. It was so disrespectful." Not just to MTV suits and her fans, but to her fellow dancers as well. "The dance number was spectacular — without her," a spy tells the New York Post. "Then Britney showed up and refused to do anything. The more complicated moves had to be erased."Wardrobe-wise, Spears has taken hits for underdressing, a... read more

Listless Britney, Offstage Fight Highlight MTV's VMAs

Britney Spears by Michael Caulfield/

The phone conversation went something like this, I imagine:Spears: It's Britney, bitch.Choreographer: You know, I have had it with your attitude. Figure out your own VMA dance moves! Britney Spears launched her comeback on Sunday night by opening the Video Music Awards with a lip-synched performance of "Gimme More" that can only be described as disappointing. (See video here.) I lied; it can also be described as ill-prepared, awkward to watch and unfortunate. "It definitely could have been a lot better," the AP quotes singer-producer Akon as saying afterward. "She seemed nervous.... Instead of just blocking [the audience] out... you could tell she was thinking about it."Spears' opener was followed by a so-so Sarah Silverman spiel featuring a recurring scatological term best left unsaid at this morning hour. Other "highlights" of the night included an off-camera (dang it!) fight between Pam Anderson's exes, triggered when Kid Rock "sucker smacked" Tommy Lee, says the Post. The scuffl... read more

I am really hoping that ...

Question: I am really hoping that Disney will do the right thing and pay the High School Musical cast what they are worth so they will all sign on for HSM3. My 7-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter absolutely love both movies, and we would all be sad if Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens sit out over money disputes. They seem like very level-headed kids, considering the whirlwind surrounding them right now. Didn't Disney make these movies for very little money? If so, who is profiting from the merchandising? We have both soundtracks, my daughter has some HSM clothes, and the stores are filling up with toys, party products, cards, etc. It seems only fair to give these young actors a cut of that money, since they are the reason the kids love the movies! I am praying that none of the HSM kids will turn into a Britney or LiLo. They all seem like good people who are aware of the tweens watching their every move. I hope they can enjoy this time in their lives and that they continue to make ... read more

It's Britney, Bi--h: VMAs Confirm Spears as Opening Act

courtesy Fanscape

This just in from the TV of M:"After weeks of mind-blowing media speculation, MTV confirms that Britney Spears will be opening the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards. Celebrating her long-awaited comeback to her fans, Spears will be performing live her new song 'Gimme More' from her highly anticipated album due out Nov. 13. The star-studded awards show will air live Sunday at 9 pm/ET."Immediately following Spears' performance, fans can download two ringtones available exclusively through MTV Mobile — one for 'Gimme More' and the other featuring the much discussed 'It's Britney, B---h' catchphrase. MTV Mobile also will carry a live simulcast of the show, a first for an awards show." read more

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