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Brit's Buddy Has Suit-able Past

10/23/2007 8:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Looks like Britney Spears' ever-present friend, Sam Lufti aka Lutfi, can tell Brit more than a little bit about being in court.

FOX News reports that Lufti has had numerous tax liens brought against him, and a couple of lawsuits. To wit, he was ordered to pay $34K when a San Francisco cleaning company sued Lufti and a producing partner, but he hasn't, according to records, satisfied the judgment.

A check of IMDb reveals, as FOX points out, that Sam Lutfi's career as a film producer ("Bug Buster" being his magnum opus) ended in 2001.

Foxy Gets Tossed into Solitary


But who's really surprised? The rapperista will be spending the next 76 days in a segregated cell starting Oct. 16 after three rules violations at her prison on Rikers Island.

The New York Post says that Foxy got into it with another inmate on the way to a meal on Oct. 3, and the pair shoved each other. Then, she was verbally abusive to staff and finally refused to take a random drug test, resulting in her punishment.

She'll have an hour a day from her cell. Foxy is serving a year-long sentence for violating her probation stemming from an assault last year.

Halle Berry Has a Jewish Cousin?


Halle Berry is seriously contrite after making an anti-Semitic joke during an appearance on "The Tonight Show" on Friday afternoon.

As Page Six reports, Halle was looking at pictures of herself with Jay that were distorted by a computer program. After the first one, in which she has a very large nose, Halle quipped, "Here's where I look like my Jewish cousin." A source says no one laughed, and Jay even said, "I'm glad you said that and not me."

The word "Jewish" was scrubbed from the broadcast, and Halle says she asked Jay to take it out. "I so didn't mean to offend anybody," she says.

Party Favors: GLAAD Calls Dumbledore Outing "Wonderful" ... Robert Goulet in Critical Condition ... Larry David: Art Imitating Divorce


GLAAD is glad that J. K. Rowling has outed headmaster Dumbledore. In a statement to TMZ, GLAAD President Neil G. Giuliano says, "It's wonderful that J.K. Rowling would help open readers' eyes to the life and truth of such a beloved character. Rowling's decision to allow readers to see Dumbledore for all of who he is -- and her determination to preserve the authenticity of his character in the films -- will enrich the power of these stories for generations to come." ... Camelot crooner Robert Goulet, 73, is in critical condition at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. and in need of a lung transplant, reports Vegas Confidential. ... Larry David isn't shying away from his real-life divorce on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" -- his fictional wife Cheryl leaves him after he asks her to hold the phone while the TiVo gets fixed -- even though Cheryl is on a plane that might crash.

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rebetta    

I dated a Jewish guy once and his nose was big. He told me that his sis and his mom both had nose jobs. But guess what...black people have big noses too. Big deal...who cares.

2454 days ago
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Ratta !    

16- Minniapolis, Imus was under fire for all 3 words he used, not just hoe (that he saw). I only commented on the first 2 words. People don't know what Hally's cousin looks like but she was expecting people to draw a reference based on her cousin being jewish.
That is offensive too. I dont believe in censorship, just equality.

2454 days ago
18.

Cam    

Why is anybody surprised? The black community for years has been allowed to spout the most racist blather while turning around and screaming about how racist everybody else is. It's not surprising that Halle wouldn't even know she said anything wrong until the audience went quiet and Jay said something to her.

2454 days ago
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rebetta    

Imus was fired because he called the young ladies hoes and not because he called them nappy-headed. His producer called them hardcore hoes. I guarantee you if he would have said look at nappy-headed girls, he would have not had lost his job.

2454 days ago
20.

Justin is Calling    

So, if Kramer says it about blacks or Mel Gibson says it about Jews, its racist and bigoted?

But if Halle Berry says it, its ok and the network censors it?

Its completely newsworthy and shame on NBC for editing it.

2454 days ago
21.

Cartman    

What's wrong with what Halle said?

She's at least part black which means she can say and be as racist as she wants with no problem. Blacks have this superior right.

2454 days ago
22.

mickey    

"It's wonderful that J.K. Rowling would help open readers' eyes to the life and truth of such a beloved character. GLAAD"

Ya it`s so wonderful she waited until AFTER the Potter book series was done with. LOL Gee I wonder why?

2454 days ago
23.

Ratta !    

21-Minniapolis... "Nappy Headed" is offensive, referring to Jews as having big noses is offensive, calling anyone a "hoe", is offensive. Are you saying it's bad to call women names but ok to make racial or religious innuendos? They are all offensive. If you are going to object to 1, you have to object to all. I say freedom of speech to all. Let people say what they feel. Then there can be dialog to possibly enlighten bigots to the idea that everyone is created equal.

2454 days ago
24.

logan    

Good luck to Britney and her new lips on Friday. I think she is going to need it.

2454 days ago
25.

La Femme    

Halle played the race card once, The mixed race bit, although I can't see it. She explained that she wasn't accepted by the blacks in school. Everyone got picked on for something during School days. She just looks like a pretty blk. female mixed or not. There are plenty of pretty women of color. she should be a little more sensitive about her racist comments. She just got lucky! LA FEMME

2454 days ago
26.

Amazing    

She could have said it about her black cousin as well. Would that be okay? Or as the poster said, about her old nose before surgery. How is that? Okay?

2454 days ago
27.

Skeeter    

If a White person makes any comments about blacks they lose their jobs and become pariahs. The blacks set the rules on this so they should be made to follow them too. Where's her public apology? Where's Rev. Jack$on and $harpton now?

2454 days ago
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fantazius malare    

1. Halle moans about prejudice all the time. Guess the pot is calling the kettle jewish. 2. GLAD is now awarding praise to non humans for being gay. Brilliant. That will get you far in life. Is the entire world full of morons?

2454 days ago
29.

SHE'S AN ATTENTION WHORE    

Britney - Stupid dumbass. I swear this woman does not have a brain in her head. She's hanging out with a con man & tax cheat. Good luck; she'll be dead in a year.

Foxy Brown - She's more of a dumbass than twitney. This street momma should shut her big mouth, dial down her monsterous ego (what the hell does she have to be arrogant about) and just do her time. Stupid bitch will have time added to her sentence because she can't stop trying to do what every dumbass rapper does: try to show everyone how tough & street they are. Personally, I hope they keep her splotchy, fugly ass in jail for a long time. It'll help society, and keep her "music" for lack of a better term from hurting people's ears.

2454 days ago
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DARK MEAT ONLY    

i would think that someone with a interracial backgroud would be more sensitive to other ethnic groups. But, when you have to support a non job ex male model it's easy to lose site of your objectivity.

Peace eric bonay

2454 days ago
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