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Britney Checks-in and Out of Rehab

2/16/2007 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned that while Britney Spears checked-in to rehab, she refused to stay and checked out -- less than twenty-four hours later!

As "EXTRA" first reported, the pop star entered a rehab facility two days ago. Now TMZ has learned that the center was located outside of the country, and she refused to stay.

TMZ is told that Britney checked in at the urging of friends and family, after being seen intoxicated in public places and was so "exhausted" on New Year's Eve she collapsed.

According to TMZ sources, Britney is on her way back to Los Angeles.

A rep for Britney could not immediately be reached for comment.



Anna Nicole's Death Dress


Anna Nicole Smith was so obsessed with her own death in her last days that she had commissioned a seamstress to design a dress for her own funeral.

In yesterday's bizarre hearing in Broward County Circuit Court, Anna's lawyer Ron Rale told Judge Larry Seidlin that after her son Daniel's death, Smith began thinking obsessively about her own demise.
According to Rale, Howard K. Stern told him that "there's a dress Anna Nicole had, the dressmaker had been preparing a dress" to wear at her funeral, as the New York Daily News reports.
Anna's Methadone Doctor article: Click to read full story

Meanwhile, another attorney for Stern ripped Anna's mother, Virgie Arthur, for seeking possession of Anna's body despite their 12-year estrangement. "It's sad and it's sick," said Krista Barth. Yesterday, TMZ brought you several new developments in the Anna Nicole saga, including news of an investigation into the doctor who prescribed methadone while she was pregnant, another potential baby daddy, and an interview with Anna's hairdresser who said that Smith popped pills for stomach pains.

Michael Richards On Trial?


Michael Richard's Racial Rant: Click to watchMichael Richards will be put on trial tomorrow for his racist rant at the Laugh Factory last year, which TMZ showed you first. But the real question is: Will he show up for it? We know that the TMZ tape is exhibit A in attorney Gloria Allred's case.

Page Six reports that Richards was asked by Allred, the lawyer representing four black audience members who were the targets of Richards' N-word tirade, to come to Loyola Law School in L.A. tomorrow to sit down and talk about the incident. But Allred may have a surprise in store for Richards – the press has been invited and cameras will be rolling, making the "discussion" more of a mock trial, and what Richards' lawyer Douglas Mirell fears could become a "kangaroo court." The two sides have yet to settle on the terms of the meeting. Says Allred, "Richards wants this to be a secret meeting ... and we do not agree."


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Beyonce Knowles was surprised that the Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover that she adorned was kept secret for so long. "It was hard because I was so excited!" she tells WENN. "It's crazy that I was able to be on the cover." ... E!'s Marc Malkin says that Adam Sandler and Mel Brooks have been invited by Oscar producers to be part of the Jack Black-Will Ferrell number at this year's show. The latter two funnymen have already signed on to do an original song for the show. ... "Ugly Betty" star America Ferrara wants to set the record completely straight: She isn't engaged, isn't getting married to boyfriend Ryan Piers Williams, despite recent reports.

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1.

Ravenn    

LOL! Ya' all sit there and talk about Anna Nicole Smith and Britney and Beyonce as if you have the slightest clue of what truly goes on in their personal lives! Seriously, if anyone needs to shut up and let these ppl have a moments peace, it would be ya' all who sit and criticize so harshly!!

2771 days ago
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Moulin    

HOWARD K. STERN IS SO HANDOME. THERE IS JUST SOMETHING ABOUT A WELL EDUCATED MAN THAT CAN DEFEND HIMSELF. KRISTA PROVED TO BE A WAY BETTER ATTORNEY THAN LARRY BIRKHEAD'S LOUD MOUTH BITCHY LAWYER. REGARDLESS OF WHETHER LARRY BIRHEAD IS THE BIOLOGICAL FATHER OR NOT THAT SHOULD NOT MEAN HE GETS CUSTODY AND THAT DOES NOT MEAN HE IS A DAD. ANY MAN CAN GET A GIRL PREGNANT. ANNA KEPT HOWARD AROUND FOR FIFTEEN YEARS FOR A GOOD REASON AND THAT IS WHY HOWARD'S NAME IS ON THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE.

2766 days ago
3.

CAROL C    

I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE ROSIE OFF THE VIEW. HOW DISRESPECTFUL AND RUDE SHE WAS TO ELIZABETH. I WILL NEVER WATCH THE VIEW, AS LONG AS ROSIE'S FACE IS ON THE SHOW. GET HER OFF. THE SHOW USED TO HAVE CLASS.

2758 days ago
4.

Enough Already!    

Gloria Allred is such of a publicity whore. Shes worse then Al Sharpton and Paris Hilton put together

2773 days ago
5.

Dottie    

Britney's washed up. Beyonce needs to shut up. I won't even comment on ANS's dress and Michael Richards.

2773 days ago
6.

Tasha    

The girl definitely needs help. She needs to look at Anna Nicole sorry mess of a life and realize that could be her. Hell that should be incentive enough to stop drinking and drugging!!!

2773 days ago
7.

Charlotte    

1. Anna's mom is a pig!

2. Why didn't Richards just go to rehab and be done with it?

3. Beyonce can't go a day without telling everyone how great she is. Everytime she opens her mouth she is bragging about something.

2773 days ago
8.

SICK IGNORANCE    

I think if JT was a good friend and once loved Britney Spears sure he should call her and give her some support. If I was out of there messing up as she is I would hope my ex's would call and help me. A matter of fact I know they would. Good for you JT, but make a personal call in private. And Britney should take the help. WHERE THE HELL IS HER MOTHER???????

2773 days ago
9.

ck    

If Michael Richards is being sued By Allred and the black guys at that comedy show, then where are all the lawsuits at against Tim Hardaway for his RACIST rants against Gay people? I have not heard from Jesse Jackson and the Rev. Al Sharpton Calling for Hardaways head. Well I guess you have to be white to be called a RACIST!!!!

2773 days ago
10.

Brother Harold, S.J.    

ALLRED SHOULD BE ALLDED. SHE'S THE KIND OF HEADLINE GRABING SHYSTER WHO GIVES THE LEGAL PROFESSION A ROTTEN NAME, AND CAUSES PEOPLE TO LOOK DOWN ON ALL LAWYERS.SHE'S NOTHING BUT A SUNT (THAT MEANS SUPERC**T) WHO SHOULD BE DISBARRED. I SUPPOSE THAT IF JACK THE RIPPER WERE ALIVE TODAY, SHE'D SUE HIS VICTIMS ON HIS BEHALF, ON GROUNDS OF their BEING ON THE STREET WHILE HE WAS OUT WALKING HIS DOG. THIS IS A PIECE OF HATEFUL SCUM, AND I WISH HER NOTHING BUT ILL. (A LONG HIDEOUSLY PAINFUL DEATH WOULD BE NICE.)

2773 days ago
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Tasha    

To: #3 & #5
Both of you are blaming the mothers. Anna & Britney are GROWN WOMEN. You can not make someone, especially an adult who is an addict get help. I'm sure both mothers told them to get help and stop their wild ways. But hell if they refuse what can a mother do? Everybody is trashing Virgie. I'm sure the reason why they had a tense or non existent relationship is because of Anna Nicole's drug use. And I'm sure, there are folks telling Britney to calm down but until she hits rock bottom and realizes she has a problem nothing is gonna happen. No one can force her into rehab. She has to make that decision on her own.

2773 days ago
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Liz    

Krista Barth must not have any children of her own. If she did she would understand that there is a timeless bond between mother and her child. A mother loves her child always, not matter what differences they may have. To say that Vergie Arthur is sad and sick to want to bury her own daughter is unbelievably insensitive, to say the least. Perhaps Anna Nicole would not have wanted her mother to take care of her after death. But, Vergie is her Mother and no one can blame her for wanting the remains of her own flesh and blood. I do think Anna Nicole would want to be buried next to Daniel. I just wonder who Krista Barth is to judge Vergie Arthur for wanting her own daughter. I only hope that someday, someone will treat Krista the same uncompassionate way in which she has treated Virgie. P.S. Someone needs to tell Krista that she is not the only person present at the hearings. She talks too much and is rude to everyone, including the judge. She's trying just a little too hard to be a crack lawyer and it just makes her look foolish.

2773 days ago
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JLR    

Funny how JT wouldn't comment on Brit when interviewed at the grammys, but now he's had a change of heart? LOL. Everyone seems to think another person's demise is funny. Drugs and alcohol is not funny when it spins you out of control. Paris Hilton should have left her alone. That girl is bad news to her name and to anyone that hangs out with her.

Some even say, no one makes you take drugs. True, but you get so caught up in the enviornment, and so want to be accepted, that you find yourself using and abusing. And folks, yes there are drug pushers out there that is always pushing them your way until finally you give in. But, I'm sure you guys are above temptation. And pls don't write back that I sound like I've been on drugs, but my family is riddled with drugs, with a brother that has died from them. I just try to understand what makes them get started and why it cripples and destroys such beautiful lives.

I would bet Brit still feels she's got it together, because the magazines still adorn her appearance like she use to be. Those magazines that are on our store shelves should show the pictures as she really is. Maybe then she'll get it! I sure hope so.

As far as Beyonce, she's a turn off. I'm tired of her and her Mom. But, hey I guess they feel they need to spalsh her face everywhere so they can get the $s while they can.

Larry ~ pathetic and insecure. When people have to spew such ugly about another race, just show me how insecure they are.

2773 days ago
14.

Hollywood Gossip    

Britney's got problems, no doubt about that. People can voice their concern for her if they'd like, but she's not going to listen. She never does. She didn't listen when people told her not to marry K-Fed in the first place, she's not going to listen now.

Poor Anna Nicole, even in death she is surrounded by drama. I wish they would hurry up and arrest Howard K. Stern for her and Daniel's murder so they can finally rest in peace. Let us not forget that the real victim in all this is Dannielynn.

Gloria Allred needs to get a life. A real one. One that doesn't consist of bottom feeding and scum sucking.

Jack Black, Will Ferrell, Adam Sandler, and Mel Brooks? That's going to be hilarious!!

2773 days ago
15.

Trish    

Is Britney acting out because she's struggling with coming OUT? Brit, it is OK if you are gay or bi. We can handle it.

If Anna Nicole's mother obtains her body or her baby, it will be a crime against all abused children.... and all humanity.

Gloria Allred and her ugly daughter should go away. As soon as I see Gloria with a client, I turn against Gloria's client..... i.e. Ryan O'Neal's awful son.

So tired of Beyonce Knowles .....

2773 days ago
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