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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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76.

ME    

YOU ARE ACTING THE SAME WAY AS THE REST OF US - YOU'RE ON HERE AND COMMENTING AREN'T YOU???????????

2440 days ago
77.

bb    

Nice to see the tables turned on Tom Colicchio. That guy can be an ass.

2440 days ago
78.

AJ    

GOOOO! Britney!!!! i love you! ahhhhh! 5 #1 ALBUMS? Only Britney!

2440 days ago
79.

TMZ reader    

Britney's CD is great. I love it. Wish she was promoting it. It could even do better on the charts if she was doing appearances to promote it.

2440 days ago
80.

Kip in SC    

BRITNEY MAKES ME WANT TO VOMIT MY GUTS OUT.

Thank YOu
Later

2440 days ago
81.

Jeanie    

That really is pretty TACKY of Stella to design and sell pendants of one leg to mock her step-mother. Looks like Paul raised a spoiled rotten brat... and the fact that Paul has NEVER even said one word in defense of his soon to be ex, reflects very POORLY on him as a man.

Maybe he enjoys all the adulation and pity that all his so-called "fans" and the British press give him constantly, every day of his life. I'm sure he was a royal pain in the ass to live with... and if he's STILL smoking pot after ALL these years, he must be wacked out of his gord by now. Heather is probably well rid of the lot of them.

2440 days ago
82.

John C Jackson    

Haha, the Beatles sold 711,000 and will be #1.

Britney is #2 with only 290,000- FLOP

2440 days ago
83.

John C Jackson    

Read billboard.com. Britney # 2.

2440 days ago
84.

John C jackson    

oops, i wrote Beatles, meant Eagles, wtf was i thinking

2440 days ago
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