Morning Mix: Britney Blasted for Pet Shop Puppy
Headlines: Humane Society blasts Britney Spears for buying pet shop puppy; universe condemns her for pink wig... Paris Hilton working on new album... Gisele Bundchen tops Forbes list of richest supermodels... Donald Trump says he'd hire Rosie O'Donnell for "Apprentice" celebrity season... Isaiah Washington joining cast of NBC's "Bionic Woman" redo... Winona Ryder on the cover of August's Vogue... Diddy gets 10,000 applications for job opening posted on MySpace... Amy Winehouse: Underweight?
Rumor Mill: Lindsay Lohan dating "Mindfreak" (and Cameron Diaz ex) Criss Angel?... Emma Watson lands $4 million Chanel contract... "SNL" alum Jon Lovitz clobbers Andy Dick over Phil Hartman remarks... Queen Latifah opening Miami fast food restaurant.
Breaking (Sort of): Have you heard the one about Dave Chappelle being a guest at the Prince William County, Va. jail or hospital? Thanks to a heads-up from one early a.m. commenter (see below), I just got off the phone with a jail spokesperson and got an answer on whether or not the comic has indeed been a guest since Saturday (as reported this morning on radio station DC101 and over at PerezHilton.com). No, he's not there, says the rep. Also, as of 11:28 a.m. ET, a Prince William hospital spokesperson said Federal law prevents her from confirming or denying whether a person is a patient. If you hear any additional reports, share them below or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update, 4:10 p.m. ET: TMZ.com (Careful at-work linkers, TMZ's headline is a little explicit) apparently reached a rep for Dave Chappelle, who confirmed that he was indeed admitted to a hospital this weekend. From TMZ: "The rep says Dave went to the emergency room for 'physical exhaustion.' She says he was treated with 'food, water and sleep' for about 12 hours and then went home."
"I have never smoked anything in my life. I've never tried any drugs. I wouldn't do anything that would cause holes in your brain or your nasal cavity. Call me Texan, but I don't think of marijuana like that." -- Kelly Clarkson explains her just-say-sometimes drug policy
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