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Britney Does It with the Help, Again

12/12/2006 10:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

It looks like Britney Spears is out with a new man – and it turns out that he used to work for the family.
Jonathan JR Rotem gallery: click to launch photos

Britney has been stepping out with Jonathan "J.R." Rotem, a multi-platinum music producer who's worked for Rihanna, Paris Hilton, and, yes, Kevin Federline. As notes, the pair were spied kissing in public on Sunday night, then went to a movie before heading back to Rotem's place. K-Fed, of course, was an employee before he became Mr. Spears.

Bad Girls Gallery: Click fpr photosMeanwhile, Paris Hilton has taken to MySpace to come out in support of what she calls Brit's "partying ethics." "For people to call out her parenting skills on behalf of her partying ethics is appalling," says Paris (according to MSNBC). "She goes home every night to her babies and partying has not come in the way of her parenting." Except, of course, when she spends the night at Paris' (or J.R.'s) house.

Richie's Arrest Caught on Tape

A camera trained on the 134 Freeway in Burbank recorded Nicole Richie's DUI arrest early Monday morning. Nilcole Richie Busted on Tape: See photos ABC Television has offices near the exit ramp which Richie used to enter the freeway going the wrong way. ABC security guards noticed the commotion on their monitors and trained their security camera in that direction.

The pictures show Richie talking to CHP officers. We're told she admitted that she had taken Vicodin and smoked pot. TMZ also obtained the 9-1-1 dispatch tape from the motorists who witnessed Nicole Richie driving the wrong way on the 134 Freeway in Burbank.

Richie's attorney, Howard Weitzman, exclusively tells TMZ "This is a difficult time for Nicole but she is prepared to accept whatever responsibility is appropriate. She intends to continue with her career and will deal with any other issues that need to be addressed."

Train wrecks gallery: click to launch

Jessica Simpson -- Next Train Wreck?

Can someone just read the lines for Jessica Simpson? The singer-sometimes-actress had trouble with the lyrics to "9 to 5" at the Kennedy Center Honors, and now she's having difficulty remembering her lines on the set of "Blonde Ambition." According to Star magazine, the director had to hide a mic in her ear so that someone could just feed her the lines during the seventh take on one shot. "Everyone was embarrassed for her," says a source. "But she laughed it off, saying, 'I'm sorry, everyone. I'm sorry.'" Jessica had at least one supporter: Co-star Luke Wilson "patted her on the back and told her it would be okay."

Foxy Says She's "Not Like Others" on Probation

Kick and slap-happy rapper Foxy Brown says she refused to sit in a Brooklyn probation office during the late evening without security because her "safety" was "in jeopardy," as she was surrounded by "all kinds of criminals." And because of that refusal, and for allegedly trying to circumvent other terms of her probation, Foxy Brown was hauled back into court yesterday. Brown was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to misdemeanor assault in August for kicking one employee and smacking another at a nail salon. Brown was warned by a judge to comply with her probation or risk jail time.

Party Favors: "Borat" Frat Boys Lose One in Court ... "Survivor" Scuttled by Fiji Military Coup ... Ahmet Ertegun In "Critical" Condition

Two frat boys who say they were tricked into getting drunk and watching porn on an RV in the "Borat" movie lost their bid yesterday to have their scene cut from the movie. An L.A. Superior Court Judge denied their request on the grounds that they "failed to show reasonable probability" ... "Survivor: Fiji" is running into problems on the set because of a military coup in the titular country. "The biggest impact has been getting supplies to our base camp," says host Jeff Probst to the New York Post ... Save a thought or two for Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun, who is clinging to life after being taken off life support, as Rush & Molloy report. The 83-year-old Ertegun fell at a Rolling Stones concert and suffered a head injury in October.

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Hollywood Grind broke the Britney Spears-Jonathan "J.R." Rotem story. Check the time stamps. Does TMZ only read the Perez site?

2842 days ago

So Sick Of...    

Clitney Britney Sucks

2842 days ago


Britney is a disaster waiting to happen. She has NO clue how to be a responsible parent.

Jessica - GIVE IT UP! You are NOT an actress, singer or entertainer. Joe created that image of the cute dumb blonde, who knew you really are just that dumb. You are too old and it's NOT cute. Go back to Texas and live quietly. Take your plastic sister with you!

2842 days ago


Thats some defence Paris put up for Britt! I mean if your partying all night your not gonna be up all day to take care of your kids! And going home at 10am in the morning after getting on with some producer does not sound like good mothering to me!

2842 days ago


Word to Ms. Brown (cause Foxy your not)...U R NO DIVA...sit down and take your punishment...

2842 days ago


>>83-year-old fell at a Rolling Stones concert and suffered a head injury in October.

When I first read this I thought they were talking about Mick. But I think 83 is too young for Mick.

2842 days ago


Oh, Thanks Paris for clearing it up!!! I have a 6 month old daughter but I think I'll go out tonight and come home drunk and sleep in till 2 in the afternoon and then take my baby to Starbucks because I have a headache and then give her to the nanny and then take a nap and then get up and drink a red bull and then go out again but at least I took the baby to Starbucks.

2842 days ago

the wife    

Who is Parasite Hilton to talk about anybody's parenting skills? She doesn't know what it is to be a parent. I think it is alright for a parent to go out every great once in a while, but Britney goes out way to much. She should be concentrating on her kids more instead of concentrating on getting laid..

2842 days ago

duh...totally !    

Matt ~~

soooo funny & true !

Paris is a dipsh*t to TRY and give us advice or an explanation...when it's on the damn TV every single night....partying in LA, Vegas or NY ????


I can understand going out once a week maybe.....but Britney is going out too much in my opinion....

2842 days ago

the wife    

I cannot believe Jessica Simpson is in a movie that is supposed to be a remake of sorts of the movie "Working GIrl." She is no Melanie Griffith and her acting is about as good as her rendition of "9 to 5." BLAH....

2842 days ago


Jessica is just stupid...............and Britney---HELLO, you have kids, go home and take care of them
And paris is just a waste of space there is no hope for her.At least the others have weight watchers, hooked on phonics and the super nanny. Paris you should just get a pirate patch for you bum eye and go walk the plank somewhere far far away......................................................

2842 days ago

Boricua Girl, Jessica's Team    

I just laugh at so many comments people leave here, first of all i agree with the whole britney not being a good example for her kids, she's just trying to get back at Kevin for whatever he did to her, and she's making a fool out of her self. But I guess that comeback is not gonna happen. What u see is what u get. As far as for Jessica Simpson, there's so many haters out there, goshhhh leave her alone, I bet if it was u that was in a movie, u probably would be forgetting ur lines, i know i would, i tend to get nervous, and it's not easy acting or even talking infront of alot of people, she has a alot to show, and i'm sure that probably doesn't help, she want's it to come out good, but sometimes nervous take over. Doesn't mean she's stupid. There's just a alot of haters out there, many of u would love to look like her, yeah i agree at times she's kinda ditsy, but we all i have alittle bit of that, atleast i do at times..lolol..enjoy life..let everyone else do the same, how do u perform in ur work? are u the best? sh*t happens.

2842 days ago


#12 we all can tell your a big Jessica fan! But that sh*t about if we were in a movie we would forget our lines just does not fly with me! If you are getting over paid to do a movie you should study your script so you can remember your lines! Everybody does make mistakes but she just seems to make more then most!

2842 days ago

Mad Balls    

First I want to clear up the statement that Paris is "Nice" used by many of her " freinds" . Nice ? By whos' standards ? Hollywood ? Of course she hasn't killed anybody in a jealous rage or barracaded herself inside her house with an AK47 but to take into account many of her actions by common civil standards she is nowhere near nice . Dickhead. I just don't want to hear of her anymore . She has no talent . Her freinds are just victims waiting to be punked on . And her view of the world is very jaded to the point she is living in a fantasy world . And she has manhands . Dickhead .

2842 days ago

Curiosity Killed the KAT ;-)    

I agree Kendra... LOL

And for the posters who keep saying get a life and why are we discussing celebrities... WTF are you on here for then? Should YOU be getting a life? I happen to like the entertainement industry, and you bet I would trade places with a lot of the celebrities. And as Kendra stated, if " I " were given the opportunity to be in a movie you best believe that I would study my lines.. Yes we all get nervous at times, but to constantly EFF up is just ridiculous. And please as much as I like Jessica Simpson, she is a singer trying to make movies, sometimes you need to accept the fact that some things you are NOT cut out for, and it's obvious that acting is one of them.

2842 days ago
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