Britney Spears popped in Saturday night at Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey’s fundraiser for Generation Rescue, an organization dedicated to researching autism. Jenny has been an outspoken advocate for autism research because of her autistic son. She’s become quite knowledgeable on the affliction that now affects 1 in 100 children.
Britney looked great and seemed really happy,” says a partygoer at the shindig at Jim and Jenny’s home in Brentwood. She kept close to her assistant Brett and didn’t speak to other guests, “She smiled and clapped during the video about autism. She was very into the information and watched a little bit of the dancers from Dancing with the Stars, sneaking out during one of the performances.”
Members of Britneyâ€™s family believe that her father Jamie has kept her alive. An insider tells The Sun:
He has been her savior. It was a horrible period and she was on the brink of disaster but she looks wonderful now. You can see the happiness in her eyes.
Jamie has put an end to Britneyâ€™s all-night benders on Red Bull and amphetamine-based prescription drug Adderall, the erratic drives around LA and the late-night shopping sprees. After her settlement with Kevin Federline regarding custody of their children, Britney seems determined to come back- both personally and professionally.
Britneyâ€™s dad has also kept some of her most troublesome pals away as well. Her former â€œmanagerâ€ Sam Lufti has been served with a restraining order and Britney is only allowed supervised visits with on-off boyfriend, British photographer Adnan Ghalib. He is not allowed to stay the night with her.
She’s reportedly channeling her anger at her mother AND Justin Timberlake into her upcoming album, having penned several songs directed expressly at them. Her mom gets slapped for being a money-hungry user- Britney says she treated her like an ATM. And Justin? Britney says he wasn’t her first, saying she was “already bad” before they finally slept together.
Hopefully venting her anger will help Britney and not stir up more venom for her to hold in. It’s good to see her looking better, but Papa Jamie still has a way to go before turning loose of the reins again.
Snarkista can say this with authority as she was born and raised in Texas, and has lived in Nashville for a LOOOONG time. Papa Joe And Jessica Simpson’s Country Reinvention Experiment didn’t start off too well. Snarkista’s told you before that country music radio and fans are notoriously hard to crack. Just because Jessica’s decided she’s a little bit country doesn’t mean shizz to most folks who know the real deal.
Jessica squeezed into some daisy-dukes for a performance in Kenosha, Wisconsin Saturday night, but skepticism was elevated hours before her debut country performance. Jess was opening for Sara Evans, who has SERIOUSLY paid her country dues. The crowd at Country Thunder had their doubts about whether the pop diva could stack up against other country music acts. In fact, lots of them were NOT impressed!
“Just because she’s dating Tony Romo it doesn’t make her country,” said Mike Rodriguez, 31, from Lake Geneva. “She doesn’t fit in with country, and I’ll have to drink a lot of beer to sit through her concert.” Zach Schlodt, 19, of Palatine, Ill., agreed. Simpson’s heart isn’t in country music, and she is just banking on the genre’s popularity, he said. “She’s an embarrassment to country music,” he added.
Jessica took the stage to a mixture of boos and cheers Saturday night. She sashayed onto the stage in the daisy-dukes, a white button-down shirt and cowboy boots, singing a cover of Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots are Made for Walking.” Yawn. Her set included several cover songs, including “On the Road Again,” and Shania Twain’s “Who’s Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?”
She sang a few songs from her upcoming album “Do You Know,” and the first single “Come On Over.” The crowd wasn’t thrilled when she sang one of her pop hits “With You.” They also weren’t thrilled that Simpson played after real country singer, Kellie Pickler.
The audience didn’t seem to buy the schtick. “I just don’t hear the country in her; I don’t hear the twang. She’s not good enough to be here,” said Adam Matos, 21, from Arlington Heights, Ill. One man didn’t mince words: “It’s crap,” said Ryan Sia, 28, from East Troy. “She doesn’t belong here.”
Papa Joe’s got some heavy lifting to do if he’s gonna make this country thing work out. Country fans can spot a phony a mile away, and they’ll STAY away if they do. Jessica hasn’t paid her dues in their eyes, and it’s gonna take a LOT of work to change their minds. Dating Tony Romo doesn’t count.
Prominent tycoon daughters Courtenay Semel and Casey Johnson are dating, according to Page Six.
Courtenay’s the daughter of former Yahoo! CEO Terry Semel, and Casey is heiress to the Johnson & Johnson fortune. Insiders said Casey, who had recently announced she would be moving to New York, “decided to ditch Manhattan for good and stay in Los Angeles” to be with Semel. One source said:
“People are shocked they are together. Nobody realized Casey was interested in women.
People knew Courtenay was, though… in fact she and Lindsay Lohan lived together awhile ago,and rumors had them as being more than friends! BEFORE Samantha Ronson swept LiLo off her feet!
Casey’s bad experience with former boyfriend John Dee may have turned her off of the opposite sex. Casey’s aunt, Libet Johnson, reportedly snatched Dee out from under her 2 years ago! Recently Casey and Courtenay were seen holding hands at an event in LA and exhibiting major PDA at Paris Hilton’s housewarming party.
“Their families don’t yet know they’re together,” said the source. Until NOW! “But the clans have known each other for years and will surely be thrilled with the billionaire merger.” Certainly more thrilled than if either one of the ladies was hooked up with less than blue-blooded Lindsay and HER family baggage!
Here’s a Snarkfood Sunday Funny: Target Women‘s Sarah Haskins on the wonderfood that is yogurt!
Eva Longoria is a pretty brave babe. She’s been sporting a new haircut, and she told ET that hubby Tony Parker’s the one who cut it!
Tony cut my hair! I had to cut my hair for the show because Gabrielle has short hair, I wore a wig in the last episode, but I didn’t want to wear a wig this whole season, so I was like, I’m going to cut it!
Hairstylist Ken Paves apparently made Tony make the first move. He was too scared to do it himself! Ken said, “Tony, you’re going to do the first cut, so she can’t be mad at me.” Eva says “Tony did the first snip. Then he did more, and then he did more, and then Kenny cleaned it up”. Paves probably charged double for THAT fix, as Snarkista imagines it took awhile. She’d never let a basketball player or Ken Paves NEAR her hair! (See Jessica Simpson’s heinous flip-do a few years back…just sayin’)
Snarkista’s not crazy about Eva’s new ‘do, her long hair was a lot sexier. Still, it WOULD be hot to have all of that stuffed up in a wig most of the day. Maybe Tony went all Edward Scissorhands before Kenny could stop him. Oh well, it’s hair, it’ll grow back. Now Ken can sell Eva some extensions!
Dangit, I hear the sound of squealing from the girls down the street! Why? MTV’s VMA Awards are gonna be a tween dream because the Jonas Brothers will be headlining the event! The confirmation of the news was revealed by the band themselves, during their performance at FNMTV last night. In their press release, the Bros expressed their excitement of being chosen to perform at the annual event saying
This is an awesome opportunity! We have grown up watching all the amazing and iconic performances on the VMAs. It is an honor to be a part of something so incredible.
The Awards will air live, September 7th at 9 p.m. FNMTV host Pete Wentz also announced that for the first time in the VMA’s history, fans will select nominees and the vote for the winners in eight categories. The first two categories open to votes are best male video and best female video. Fans will select nominees for six remaining categories in the coming weeks, including video of the year, pop video, best hip-hop video, best rock video, best new artist and best dancing in a video. Click here to vote!
In the meantime, the Brothers are busy preparing the release of their new album “A Little Bit Longer”, which is scheduled drop on August 12. The band released their second single from the album – “Pushing Me Away” on July 15 via iTunes music store. Here’s the song for ya- wonder if it’s a secret message to Miley Cyrus?
No doubt Miley WILL be around in some form or fashion stalking Nick Jonas. Nick, if you’re listening, stay AWAY from the i-phone. Miley doesn’t know how to push DELETE, and there’s no telling WHAT will make it’s way onto the net next!
Here’s a Snarktune to kick of your weekend with a really cool groove! Nelly premiered his new video for â€œBody On Meâ€ featuring Ashanti and Akon tonight on â€œFNMTV”, Pete Wentz’s new gig on MTV. The song is off his new album Brass Knuckles, set to drop September 16th. The video was directed by Benny Boom and shot at the Red Rock Casino, Resort, & Spa in Las Vegas. Nice to see some more videos back on MTV! So, have a mojito for Snarkista, and chill with Nelly!