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Britney -- I Got My Life Back !!!!

3/20/2007 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Britney SpearsTMZ has learned Britney Spears will be leaving rehab this week, and she has made one of the most amazing turnarounds in celebrity memory.

Sources say Britney and soon-to-be ex Kevin Federline had an "amazing meeting" on Sunday. They are not only getting along, they are hammering out the terms of custody. We're told when Britney gets out, she and Kevin have agreed to a 50/50 split with physical custody of their two children. The plan is for Britney to eventually gain primary custody and Kevin will have visitation.


Britney Spears Gallery: Click to launch photosJamie Lynn, Britney's sister, and Brit's mom, Lynne, have been at Kevin's house helping with the kids while Britney has been getting her own help in rehab. And that help is working. We're told she has literally turned her life around. Stay tuned.










Sanjaya -- Bottoming Out?


SanjiaA source tells TMZ that 17-year-old "American Idol" contestant Sanjaya Malakar's cheery smile is simply a front ... and privately, the winsome teen is actually bumming.

A source close to Sanjaya's family revealed exclusively to TMZ that the darling hula-dancer has been devastated by recent bad press he's received over his not-so-precious singing. "He's so young and so sensitive, it's hard for him to go out on that stage and not have that devastation affect his performance," said the source.

Apparently, it's not just hard on Sanjy, but on his family as well; they are trying their best to just be a strong American Idol typecasting: click to lauch gallerysupport system for the adorable teenager as he hulas his way through this sometimes surreal experience as one of the remaining 11 American Idols. It's unlikely that Sanjaya will have to endure it much longer. He was in the bottom two last week.
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Judgment Day in Anna Nicole Paternity Dispute


Here we go again. The parties in the Anna Nicole Smith paternity battle are expected in court in the Bahamas today, and sources tell TMZ that this is the day the judge will probably force everyone to pony up DNA samples to determine who Dannielynn's daddy really is.


anna nicole smith gallery: Click to launch photosWhat's more, we're told experts in DNA are scheduled to testify in a secret hearing. And sources inside the case say if Howard K. Stern is ordered to produce DNA samples of Dannielynn, he will comply. But TMZ reported yesterday that rumors that Dannielynn's DNA has already been taken in advance of today's hearing just weren't true.






Mess USA Pumped for Pageant Ratings


Miss USA gallery: Click to launch photosThey may be crowning a new queen this week, but Miss USA pageant organizers are going to squeeze every last bit of PR juice they can from their most famous bad girl, Tara Conner. The show's executive producer Phil Gurin tells the AP that the rehabbed conner will be "all over our telecast" on Friday, and that they're "not going to shy away from referring to what happened." After TMZ revealed allegations of alcohol and drug abuse by Conner in the early months of her reign, the beauty queen was nearly deposed – and was then given a second chance by Donald Trump to keep her crown. No word on whether appearances will be made on the telecast by Miss Nevada Katie Rees and Miss New Jersey Ashley Harder.

Party Favors: Is Hermione Ditching "Harry Potter"? ... Jesse Metcalfe Blacklisted at Mondrian? ... Vanessa Williams Gets Hollywood Star


Emma WatsonEmma Watson – the young actress who plays Hermione in the "Harry Potter" films – will be back for the final two installments of the movie serial, insists Warner Bros. She will be 20 by the time the final film – "The Deathly Hallows" – is complete, says Us. ... "Desperate Housewives" hunk Jesse Metcalfe won't be hanging at that pretty-people pool at Hollywood's Mondrian Hotel, says Page Six. Guests at the hotel says that Metcalfe was banned after "partying for four days straight last week and being really mean to the staff." A hotel rep says no official ban has been imposed, and his rep didn't comment. ... Tara, take note! Being a disgraced beauty queen doesn't mean the end of your career. Deposed Miss America (and now, actress-singer) Vanessa Williams got her own star yesterday on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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1.

snoop    

hopefully Larry will finally get the answer he has been fighting for!

GOOD LUCK LARRY !!!!!

I CANT WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE REUNITED WITH YOUR DAUGHTER!!!

IT WILL BE NICE TO PUT THIS WHOLE ANNA SAGA BEHIND US!

HOPEFULLY HOWIE WILL BE SPENDING THE REST OF HIS LIFE IN PRISON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2669 days ago
2.

Kim    

First!

2669 days ago
3.

Laurie    

I can't take it anymore. I pray for Dannielynn's sake that the DNA is ordered today! This is so horrible - this baby needs to make this transition into her new home while she is still young. Sheesh!

2669 days ago
4.

Laurie    

Did anyone read the foxnews article today about Anna's doc Kris?

2669 days ago
5.

Your'e Fired!    

To Britney's Auntie, who no doubt was chomping on a big ol'piece of gum, while giving the interveiw...How can Britney "find" herself? She is gone gone gone....She doesn't even know which way is "forward" You are right about the "Rehab" center. It is for people who want help....Britney is WHACKO!!! She belongs in a mental facility that can deal with the crap she gives out. No shopping on line or being "allowed" to go off site. A real kick-in-the-butt-face-reality-place....Thats what she needs....But everyone that is close to her won't do that....That would possibly mean an end to their meal-ticket. Forget the fact that she will die in a few years from self abuse...But then-again, then they can divide all her estate between them...HUMMMMM?!?!?

2669 days ago
6.

less confused in Ohio    

I have a feeling that as soon as paternity is resolved, no one will really care what HK$ does. Let him duck and dodge wrongful death allegations for Daniel and Anna, hide behind corporations as he robs Dannielynn blind and makes a rathole to hide in in the Bahamas, who cares? Just get the baby away from him, get her some medical assessments on the damage from the drugs in-utero, and let her grow up in relative obscurity until the day comes she decides how public she wants her life to be.
I wish nothing but the best for her, a solid family life and a healthy relationship with her extended family removed from all this strife!

2669 days ago
7.

snoop    

Dannielyn might have a chance in life now! Maybe with Annas passing this really will be a blessing in disguise for Dannielyn.....

maybe the Government will crack down on perscription drugs?

Howie has been exposed, along with Dr. Kris, Dr.Kapoor, Dr. Levy!!!!

We have seen just how shifty ET Mark Steines, Ron Rale, Alex Goen [Trimspa}, Neivettesp], Moe Moe, Tas and Barfbag are!

maybe it was or maybe it wasnt unetheical of the Shelleys taking Annas things? But no one can argue the fact the things they took brought to light Annas world and how corrupt these Doctors are! and Howie!

And just maybe the stuff Shelleys took will bring justice to these two untimely deaths!

2669 days ago
8.

snoop    

Dr. Khristine Eroshevich is digging a deeper hole for herself on TV.

Last night on CBS Paramount TV's syndicated show, "The Insider," Eroshevich turned up to defend herself against our revelation from last Friday that she had been giving Anna Nicole Smith a potentially lethal cocktail of heavy drugs including methadone, Soma, Prexige, Ativan and Dilaudid.
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But Eroshevich failed to say that it was she who had written and sent the fax from the Bahamas asking for all the drugs. She and "The Insider" simply said who had received it: Anna Nicole's regular doctor, Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, of Los Angeles. And then "The Insider" neglected another important fact: Dr. Kapoor refused to fill the order.

In fact, this column has learned even more: Eroshevich was put in touch by phone with an addiction and pharmacology expert at a prestigious local university. Smith's local pharmacist, who also refused to fill the prescriptions, put them in touch. The expert told Eroshevich that the medicines and doses she was asking for were inappropriate and dangerous.

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"He told her she was in way over her head and that Anna Nicole should be hospitalized," a source who knew about the conversation told me last night.

Eroshevich was referred to treatment centers where Smith's problems — chronic pain and grief over her son's death — could be addressed professionally. But Eroshevich would have none of it. Even though the expert warned her that the drugs she was ordering were "horrible combinations" and that one dose was enough to kill someone, Eroshevich ignored him.

Luckily, sources say, Kapoor was reassured when he first heard from Eroshevich, Smith and Howard K. Stern, that she was not breastfeeding her newborn baby girl. Nevertheless, Kapoor was apparently horrified when Eroshevich told him, "I need something to knock her out." And the notion that the baby might be a priority didn't seem to matter.

"She told Kapoor that she hadn't bonded with the baby, and that she had people there to look after her," a source said.

All of this happened on or around Sept. 15, 2006, approximately five months before Anna Nicole Smith died. Because "The Insider" and "Entertainment Tonight" have paid Eroshevich for interviews, they are not asking her anything definitive or questioning what went on in the Bahamas at that time or from then on.

Smith became Kapoor's patient in 2004 after he inherited the practice of a physician who retired. He had continued the treatment of prescribed by the prior doctor: a low dose of methadone for chronic pain.

"Hundreds of thousands of pregnant women are on methadone. It doesn't affect the placenta," a source said.

Many respected medical journals describe the safety of taking methadone during pregnancy. But the other drugs Eroshevich ordered surprised Kapoor, friends say, especially since he had never heard her name until that day in September.

"Stern told him Eroshevich was a longtime friend," a source said. "He said that they hadn't given Anna anything for pain after her C-section. And Eroshevich said she would be with Anna Nicole 24/7 and that she would administer the drugs herself."

Kapoor responded that he would not send them, and that he was particularly concerned about the dose of Dalmane, which was 12 times the limit.

"Eroshevich told him Anna Nicole was really tolerant of Dalmane," a source said.

But after the phone call and fax from Eroshevich, he heard from Smith only one or two more time. The last time was in November. Smith died three months later.


2669 days ago
9.

snoop    

FOX NEWS REPORT

Dr. Khristine Eroshevich is digging a deeper hole for herself on TV.

Last night on CBS Paramount TV's syndicated show, "The Insider," Eroshevich turned up to defend herself against our revelation from last Friday that she had been giving Anna Nicole Smith a potentially lethal cocktail of heavy drugs including methadone, Soma, Prexige, Ativan and Dilaudid.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
But Eroshevich failed to say that it was she who had written and sent the fax from the Bahamas asking for all the drugs. She and "The Insider" simply said who had received it: Anna Nicole's regular doctor, Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, of Los Angeles. And then "The Insider" neglected another important fact: Dr. Kapoor refused to fill the order.

In fact, this column has learned even more: Eroshevich was put in touch by phone with an addiction and pharmacology expert at a prestigious local university. Smith's local pharmacist, who also refused to fill the prescriptions, put them in touch. The expert told Eroshevich that the medicines and doses she was asking for were inappropriate and dangerous.

(Story continues below)

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Anna Nicole Smith's Shrink Ignored Drug Expert's WarningAnna Nicole Smith's Life of Lawyers, Drugs and MoneyAnna Nicole Smith's Doctor: She Ordered DrugsNo Meeting for Helen Mirren and the Real QueenMario Vazquez Is Not a Bad 'Idol'Full-page Fox411 Archive
"He told her she was in way over her head and that Anna Nicole should be hospitalized," a source who knew about the conversation told me last night.

Eroshevich was referred to treatment centers where Smith's problems — chronic pain and grief over her son's death — could be addressed professionally. But Eroshevich would have none of it. Even though the expert warned her that the drugs she was ordering were "horrible combinations" and that one dose was enough to kill someone, Eroshevich ignored him.

Luckily, sources say, Kapoor was reassured when he first heard from Eroshevich, Smith and Howard K. Stern, that she was not breastfeeding her newborn baby girl. Nevertheless, Kapoor was apparently horrified when Eroshevich told him, "I need something to knock her out." And the notion that the baby might be a priority didn't seem to matter.

"She told Kapoor that she hadn't bonded with the baby, and that she had people there to look after her," a source said.

All of this happened on or around Sept. 15, 2006, approximately five months before Anna Nicole Smith died. Because "The Insider" and "Entertainment Tonight" have paid Eroshevich for interviews, they are not asking her anything definitive or questioning what went on in the Bahamas at that time or from then on.

Smith became Kapoor's patient in 2004 after he inherited the practice of a physician who retired. He had continued the treatment of prescribed by the prior doctor: a low dose of methadone for chronic pain.

"Hundreds of thousands of pregnant women are on methadone. It doesn't affect the placenta," a source said.

Many respected medical journals describe the safety of taking methadone during pregnancy. But the other drugs Eroshevich ordered surprised Kapoor, friends say, especially since he had never heard her name until that day in September.

"Stern told him Eroshevich was a longtime friend," a source said. "He said that they hadn't given Anna anything for pain after her C-section. And Eroshevich said she would be with Anna Nicole 24/7 and that she would administer the drugs herself."

Kapoor responded that he would not send them, and that he was particularly concerned about the dose of Dalmane, which was 12 times the limit.

"Eroshevich told him Anna Nicole was really tolerant of Dalmane," a source said.

But after the phone call and fax from Eroshevich, he heard from Smith only one or two more time. The last time was in November. Smith died three months later.


2669 days ago
10.

uniformsformilitarypersonnelonly    

PONY UP HK$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. LOSER !!!

2669 days ago
11.

adrlau    

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2669 days ago
12.

Lenn K.    

You know that Howard regrets this day, because the lies he been telling will be exposed and we all know that this ones of many lies he has told. Stay tuned!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2669 days ago
13.

gettheboysawayfromher    

TMZ.COM PLEASE PUT THIS UNDER SEPARATE COMMENTS, I DONT WANT TO GO THRU ALL THE OTHER ONES TO GET WHERE I NEED TO GO. TODAY, IS IMPORTAM
NOW IF TMZ IS REPORTING THE EXPERTS ARE GOING TO TESTIFLY SECRETLY TODAY, THAT TO ME MEANS ONLY ONE THING, WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO TESTIFY TO? THEY MUST HAVE DANIELLYNS DNA AND PROBABLY HAVE LARRY'S AND KNOW THE BABY BELONGS TO LARRY, BUT THEY MUST GET HKS JUST FOR OBVIOUS REASONS.

GO LARRY, WE ARE ALL WITH YOU.

WHAT TIME DOES THIS BEGIN??????????????

2669 days ago
14.

dmc    

By Snoop -- Excellent Post!

New details of Anna's Diary that are coming out proves she still had an ongoing relationship with her Mother versus what she said on the ET Interview. So many hung their hats on the interview when she was so angry. Guess she had love/hate relationships with everyone in her world. Hope whomever buys the diary on Ebay releases it in book form. Would love to read it.

Greta's interview with Anna's Dad last night was also telling. He believes HKS murdered his daughter, if not directly, indirectly by providing the "so called" legal prescriptions! He made a comment like no one had to hold a gun to her head, but someone had to shove them down her. He likes Larry, went to lunch with him while he was in Florida, and believes Larry is the daddy of Dannielynn. He does NOT like HKS. He also told the lawyers that Vergie should be able to take Dannielynn (probably until paternity was determined.)

Going to be an interesting day,

2669 days ago
15.

Great Dane    

I can't wait till we know for certain that Larry is the Daddy.....that will still open up another can of worms since she was left in Howards care AND I'm sure Virgie will want to put her fat little hands into the mix somehow......

I really hope a little time in Louisianna is what Brit needs, hopefully she'll get her life back in order.... away from the drama and excitement of LA, NY......I miss the old Brit......:(

2669 days ago
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