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Kev and Shar reunited?
Kevin Federline, husband of pregnant popette Britney Spears has
been seen having secret meetings with ex partner Shar Jackson at
a mutual friend’s apartment in the LA suburb of Sherman Oaks.
On Monday June 20, Federline was spotted hugging and canoodling
with Shar in an underground parking lot beneath the suburban apartment
building. According to a witness, the pair were involved in intense
conversation for nearly half an hour inside Kevin’s car.
Britney’s one time love rival, Shar walked down from her
friend’s apartment and met Kevin, the source said. "Initially
they sat inside his car, where they talked for about 30 minutes.
They then got out of the car and continued talking for about another
"Kevin looked frantic, he gestured with his hands continually
and would put his head down when Shar was speaking. It looked like
she was calming him down, offering him advice," the witness
After standing by the car for about 10-15 minutes they embraced
and kissed one another Kevin then climbed into a white Mercedes
alone and exited the lot, driving away, while Shar returned to the
upstairs apartment via an elevator, the witness said.
According to the insider, this was second meeting the former couple
had at the apartment in last three weeks. A previous meeting was
witness on a prior Sunday. One motive for the meetings could be
Kevin’s nervousness about Britney’s pregnancy.
In an interview last month with UK newspaper, The Daily Star, the
Moesha actress claims the 27-year-old dancer told her he's struggling
to cope with Spears' pregnancy, because it has happened within months
of the birth of Kaleb, his second child with Jackson, his shock
wedding and the beginning of his burgeoning pop career.
In the article, Jackson was quoted as saying, "Kevin has told
me he's under intense strain and he doesn't know if it will all
fall apart In the past year he's broken up with me, been through
a bizarre wedding and become father to a new baby, with me, and
another on the way with Britney."
Nothing to Crowe About
Despite claiming his 1992 formed band Thirty Odd Foot Of Grunts
broke up due to "creative evolution," and his need for
"writing unrestricted," former members say continual
infighting and Crowe’s controlling hand leading to the band’s
Crowe was said to be "argumentative," and "pig
headed," with little consideration for his band mates according
to a former drummer for TOFOG who spent time with Crowe and other
members playing live and recording internationally during the last
" Russell had a very hectic schedule and found it hard
to bond with us. We found out about cancelled tours and recording
sessions via the media. He didn’t bother to actually contact
us himself. That’s actually the same way we all found out
the band had apparently split just a few weeks ago, via the internet,
" the disappointed source claimed.
The source added that unlike other bands that "shared
creative vision," Crowe was more concerned with expressing
his own ideas. "He was often distracted. Unlike other bands
I have worked with, he was the big wheel. We more or less just backed
him and there was no real equality, which is what you’d expect
after being together since 92."
During recording sessions and rehearsals, tensions often rose
the source claimed. "Things often got ugly when other members
didn’t go along with Russell’s ideas. We actually came
to blows on occasion, once during a recording session, we had to
hold him back after a disagreement with a sound engineer."
On his website on March 25, Crowe announced the band had split,
saying, "Thirty Odd Foot of Grunts, "would seem to have
"While that holds certain disappointments, they pale in comparison
to the joy of writing unrestricted, of talking from my heart and
mind simultaneously about things that are important to me right
now … as a 41-year-old father/husband/lover/man,"
In a later posting to the site, Crowe said a new album is forthcoming,
but with a new band lineup
Already linked to Lindsay Lohan, and UK supermodel Kate Moss, actor
and former Jackass star Johnny Knoxville (AKA Philip John Clapp)
is allegedly the dark secret behind the strained marriage of Jessica
Simpson and Mick Lachey.
Having earned a reputation socially and professionally as a compulsive
womanizer, Knoxville has reportedly confessed to pals he feels intense
guilt about undermining Jessica and Mick’s union.
According to an insider, Knoxville confessed to a fling with Jessica
while filming Dukes Of Hazard in New Orleans at a recent social
gathering with his former Jackass cohorts. The source claims Knoxville
was uncharacteristically "downbeat and morose," at the
gathering. "After being questioned by a longtime pal about
his dark mood at the party, Johnny said he felt " guilty at
having broken up a marriage," the insider claims.
According to the source, Knoxville recounted a fling between himself
and Dukes Of Hazard co star Jessica Simpson, which took place over
several weeks during breaks in shooting. The source claims to have
overheard Knoxville describe how the pair would party at local clubs
and bars and later retreat to hotel rooms – together.
"Johnny was obviously very upset and depressed," the
source added. "He kept saying how bad he felt and how much
of a mistake it was. According to the source, the alleged fling
continued for a month long period while Dukes Of Hazard was being
filmed in New Orleans.
Despite a marriage of over ten years to clothing designer wife
Melanie and his five year old daughter, Madison, sources say Knoxville
has an open relationship, with his self confessed "arrangement,"
harking back to the early days of his marriage.
Knoxville’s high social profile sees him constantly attending
premiers and visiting clubs and bars. Insiders say the Jacakass
originator is borderline predatory, with a penchant for petite twenty
Baring an uncanny resemblance to Ashley Simpson, an unidentified
source recalls how she was recently seduced by Knoxville after meeting
him at LA’s hip Spider club.CS3
The 22 year old LA based ad agency employee confided, " I
am a regular at the club and usually go there with friends. Johnny
just showed up alone one night and started flirting with our group.
As things progressed he singled me out and we started dancing and
drinking," the source said. CS3
"He’s very funny and charming. I asked him about his
marriage and at first he said he was separated, then he said he
had an arrangement and his wife. I was kind of into him so I didn’t
push it at the time." The source said.CS3
The source claimed after the club closed its doors at 2am, both
her and Knoxville headed for a hotel on Hollywood’s sunset
strip. " Johnny paid for the room, we had fun for a few hours
and then we both left. I dropped him back near the club in my car
before I went home," said the source CS3
Mena Suvari gets her man
Hollywood star Mena Suvari, renowned for her role as a teenage temptress
in the 99 hit film, American Beauty is holidaying in Sydney with
the Australian man she recently left her husband for.
The 26-year-old star of the Oscar winning flick is dating her pilates
instructor Jay Bulloch, a Sydney local who relocated to LA almost
10 years ago. The pair arrived in Sydney this week and have shacked
up at an exclusive city hotel before heading north for a 10-day
retreat at an idyllic luxury resort.
Suvari filed for divorce from cinematographer Robert Brinkmann -
17 years her senior - only six weeks ago, citing irreconcilable
differences as the reason for the split.
Paula’s hairdresser abuse//
Former pop diva and American idle judge Paula Abdul has been banned
by four different hairdressers in Beverly Hills after repeatedly
breaking appointments with the upscale salons.
Sources say the star has cost various salons thousands of dollars
after forfeiting on countless appointments for coloring, styling
and cutting at salons including Albus, Yuki Sharoni and Boutique.
While Paula uses the excuse of her chaotic schedule as the explanation
for her flakiness, business owners aren’t impressed, and have
banned her from further appointments.
Paris in ruins?
Tempers flew at LA’s Spider club on Monday night, when recently
engaged Paris Hilton and Paris Latsis launched into a boozy argument
in the middle of the packed club.
Despite being surrounded by legions of onlookers, the mega rich
pair had a major screaming match which lasted over ten minutes.
According to a source, trouble started near the club bar and spilled
onto an external balcony, where Latsis was seen physically restraining
Hilton while she let loose at him with a barrage of expletives.
After some minor grappling, Hilton stormed out of the club with
hubby to be following close behind. After retrieving their car from
the valet, an obviously drunk Hilton, her dress stained with spilled
cocktail, refused to let a slightly more sober Latsis drive.
Inside the car, the argument continued, with Lastis finally convincing
Paris to leave the driver’s seat. Despite Hilton’s verbal
abuse he commanded the wheel, speeding back to their shared home
in Beverly Hills, a palacial mansion owned by the Latsis family..
Things must have got worse upon arriving home, as the next day
( Tuesday) Paris was spotted out at upscale eatery Koi minus her
beloved, in his place was her 8 year old brother Conrad.
On Wednesday there was still no sign of the couple reuniting, with
Paris leaving the Beverly Hills mansion alone in a Ferrarri owned
According to a source, Paris is renowned for being an aggressive
drunk and has encountered trouble several occasions due to vodka
The nightclub incident is particularly ironic, considering Hilton’s
declaration last week that she is "over" being socially
The heiress, told US magazine Newsweek that she is now focusing
on marriage and motherhood. "I don't enjoy going out anymore,"
she said. "It's such a pain. It's everyone saying, 'Let's do
a deal! Can I have a picture?' I'm just, like, 'These people are
such losers. I can't believe I used to love doing this.
Brit and Kev – Trouble in Vegas?
Celebrating her father in law’s 50th birthday last week saw
Britney Spears settle into the Palms casino for five days of relaxing
and partying with hubby Kevin and family members.
It started out as happy couples for the Federline’s, but
by week’s end, Kev the "love rat" had become restless,
hitting several Vegas clubs solo to party with a variety of women
while his pregnant wife stayed in their hotel room.
Wednesday saw the couple in a veritable lovebird marathon. At around
8pm the blissed out pair were spotted snuggling and hold hands while
they dined at The Palms. Post dinner they attended Cirque Du Soleil
at the Bellagio hotel, where they watched "O" and its
74 artists perform on an aquatic stage.
The happy couple rounded off Wednesday nigh arriving at hip new
speakeasy style nightspot, Tangerine inside the Treasure Island
Casino at 11 p.m. where they caught a 1920s burlesque styled show.
Sensible mum to be Britney stuck to bottled water while Kev chugged
down the beers.
Mr and Mrs Federline appeared again on Friday night after attending
a party at The Palms "Real World" suite. There, with assorted
Federline family members, they celebrated the 50th birthday party
of Federline senior. After the family affair, the more famous Federline’s
headed for Body English Nightclub inside the Hardrock Casino.
Again sensible Brit, dressed down in white smock and jeans sipped
bottled water, obviously considerate of her pregnant state. Close
by her side in a private VIP booth, homeboy Kev, resplendent in
baggy jeans, du-rag and hi-top sneakers again downed several beers.
At around 1am, Britney returned to the Palms in the company of a
bodyguard, while Kev stayed on, continuing to drink and socialize
in the VIP booth with several men and women
Saturday saw Britney again lying low, remaining inside the hotel
room at the Palms Casino where sources say she enjoyed snacks and
several movies. Meanwhile Kev hit the town solo.
Kev headed for Rain nightclub inside the Palms at around midnight,
attending more birthday celebrations, this time for maverick basketball
player Dennis Rodman. Inside the club, Kevin laughed and partied
with various women.
While there was no obvious target for his affections, sources say
he wasn’t quite forlorn about facing the night alone, drinking
and dancing until the wee hours – its unknown as to who footed
the bill for their weeklong stay.
Written by Craig Stephens