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Britney's "Blackout" Not a Wipeout

11/6/2007 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

And now for some Britney Spears news that doesn't involve a trampled foot, a trampy weave, or lost children.

FOX News' Roger Friedman
reports that Brit's album, "Blackout," will actually finish at the top of the album charts in its first week, with about 325,000 units sold. A modicum of good news, yes, but not quite as good as her last disc, "In the Zone," which did 609,000 out of the gate. Just to compare, "American Idol" also-ran Chris Daughtry did about 309,000 in his first week.

Though "Gimme More" has inexplicably been getting pretty good radio play, it's unclear what single will come next -- and whether it can generate any ensuing buzz for the album.

Rosie – Keeping the Channel Open?


Rosie O'Donnell supposedly spilled the beans about her new MSNBC talk show recently -- but she's been uncharacteristically cagey on her favorite soapbox -- her blog -- about the news.

Last night, after the story broke wide, Rosie had little to say on Rosie.com, and took no questions from fans about the rumors. But she did post a quote from dance legend Martha Graham, which included such koans as, "You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open ... There is no satisfaction whatever at any time."

The New York Post reports that the network and Rosie are far away from a deal. Wonder how Donald Trump will feel about being part of the same TV family as Ro?

Stella's Shocking One-Legged Pendant


Stella McCartney -- daughter of Paul, former step-daughter of Heather Mills -- is making her stance on her dad's divorce battle pretty clear.

Page Six says that fashion designer Stella has come out with a new jewelry line, and one of her first pieces is a "single-leg pendant." (Heather, of course, has one prosthetic lower leg.) This is in response, perhaps, to Mills telling whomever would listen that Stella did "evil, evil things" to her.


Party Favors: "Top Chef's" Ilan Gets Some Revenge? ... Posh Has to Bulk Up for Tour

TMZ spotted "Top Chef" winner Ilan Hall getting to turn the tables last night on Craftsteak's Tom Colicchio and WD-50's Wylie Dufresne -- superchefs who critiqued his culinary skills on the show -- at New York magazine's Taste of New York, where he and others sampled their smoked sirloin and popcorn soup, among a profusion of culinary delights. No word on whether he suffered any Quickfire Challenge flashbacks. ... Victoria Beckham has been ordered, say the London tabs, to bulk up on brown rice and spinach for the new tour. Organizers are worried that Skeletal Spice might not be able to handle the rigors of a tour.

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46.

Sick of people calling her the victim    

#12 - what a clever response, I love it!

I agree the Eagles are no. 1 and are time tested, true musicians.

2458 days ago
47.

DottieDame    

I had much more respect for Paul McCartney before this whole nasty divorce. I don't see why he and his wife can't be more respectful of each other. It's also just horrible how the press in Brittan has vilified Heather Mills, and Paul just sits back and rests on his beloved legend status, as if a divorce doesn't take two people! Now Stella McCartney coincidentally comes out with a one legged necklace. What a sick thing to do. That is not only a slap in her Ex Step-Mother's face, but in the face of the handicapped community. This whole family needs to take this mess out of the public eye and just get the divorce over with already!

2458 days ago
48.

Marten    

The fact that she has to learn something about motherhood, does not make her a bad artist.

2458 days ago
49.

uh oh    

J.S. Bach.
I realize you are a die hard fan, but you are making a complete fool of yourself. She's only executive producer because she wrote a couple of lines in one song. lmao. Itunes has nothing to do with being #1 anywhere.

You are too blind and stupid to argue with.

Have a super day.

Maybe one day you will take off your blinders and join at the real world.

2458 days ago
50.

rock I.Q    


These are clearly sympathy and pity buys and about all the sales she will get I bet she has to sell a million copies, before she even makes bank. This is not a win for her it is a almost WIN for everyone else involved in the album..She has become a very weak celebrity and too much of a train-wreck mental case to do her own job. She is not functioning properly as a singer, star, mother, or celebrity.
She can not promote her album by doing interviews, like most stars do, because, questions about the babies and her outlandish behavior will come up. She has to answer to many personal questions and make up to many believable explanations for her behavior and parenting. At this point she is running out of excuses. One major point of rebuttal, I could think of from her bleep of an interview with Ryan Seacrest, is she is clearly not doing all she can as a parent. Think of any other good parent add her money and ask what would they do - to get their kids back in a month. She is losing her celebrity power and respect everyday. Take a good look at Holly wood today everyone is having babies, wanting healthy relationships, trying hard to be normal well adjusted parents. To many normal parents question her behavior No one in holly wood today acts as she does and no star during personal scandal and media scrutiny goes out in public like she does. Eventually even holly wood will lose sympathy for her.

2458 days ago
51.

florida mom    

wow, Stella using your celebrity to profit not just financially but emotionally from one person's pain, you have just showed the whole entire world how small a person you really are. Not only have you insulted the mother of your little sister you have sent a message about handicapped people in general. Good going, YOUR mother would be so proud.

2458 days ago
52.

www.sugar-shoes.co.uk    

They showed a rerun of Saturday Night Live the other day on E!, and it was hosted by Britney when she was still dating Justin

2458 days ago
53.

Glisten Garbor    

Stella McCartney looks like an evil bitch so not a huge stretch to imagine that she is one..

2458 days ago
54.

Kenny is Gay    

So, now I know why Victoria Beckham is so nasty. She is starving to death. Brown rice and spinach my A##. She needs some fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, and a big helping of manners.

2458 days ago
55.

JENNY LEE    

Awe are people upset britney still can be # ! after everyone trying to hate on her. Ha ha get over it keep hating cause it just makes her sell more !!!

2458 days ago
56.

hora    

stella rocks for that, period. this heather mills is a bitter money-hungry woman who has slandered, lied, and made sir paul's life miserable. payback's a bitch and you reap what you sow, plain and simple. if my father's ex-wife was spreading lies about me, i would retaliate as well. maybe it wasn't the best option (if thats your opinion you're welcome to it) but at this point i figure the entire family is sick and tired of her; all she does is try to get people to feel sorry for her. just read what barbra walters said about her. and walters usually doesn't bad-mouth people. what does that tell you.

2458 days ago
57.

ME    

10. Brit is awsome!

Posted at 9:11AM on Nov 6th 2007 by FLy on The Wall
IDIOT!!!!!!!!! what's awesome about a trailer trash ho no good mother psycho - I guess you have to be one to know!

IDIOT

2458 days ago
58.

ME    

47. The fact that she has to learn something about motherhood, does not make her a bad artist.

Posted at 11:40AM on Nov 6th 2007 by J.S. Bach

WHAT??? NOT JUST MOTHERHOOD IT'S HER!!!!!!!!!!! STUPID IDIOT!

2458 days ago
59.

florida mom    

stella rocks for that, period. this heather mills is a bitter money-hungry woman who has slandered, lied, and made sir paul's life miserable. payback's a bitch and you reap what you sow, plain and simple. if my father's ex-wife was spreading lies about me, i would retaliate as well. maybe it wasn't the best option (if thats your opinion you're welcome to it) but at this point i figure the entire family is sick and tired of her; all she does is try to get people to feel sorry for her. just read what barbra walters said about her. and walters usually doesn't bad-mouth people. what does that tell you.

Posted at 1:06PM on Nov 6th 2007 by hora



so you attack her character not her physical deformity, it just makes you look like a bully even if you are justified in your comments or actions.

2458 days ago
60.

Glee (I'm baaaaack)    

I guess Stella has shown Heather to be right. What an evil thing to do - making fun of someone's disability!

Speaking of disabilities I could say something horrible rude about Ilan Hall, but that would be making fun of his obvious retardation and color blindness...

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