A morning mix of entertainment headlines . . .
A trial in the civil lawsuit filed against the family of Britney Spears by Spears’s former friend Sam Lutfi will continue today. Already it’s been pretty focused on flashing us back to Melting Down Britney of 2007. Attorneys for Lutfi, Spears’s once ever-present companion and career adviser, kicked things off Thursday with opening statements that involved showing pictures of Shaved Head Britney and SUV-Hitting-With-Umbrella Britney. They argued that Lutfi was made a scapegoat for Spears’s various former problems and her past drug abuse, which, according to Lutfi’s lawyer, involved the use of amphetamines and crystal meth. Lutfi is suing Spears’s parents and conservators for millions of dollars because he says, as her pseudo-manager, he is owed a portion of her profits, particularly due to his work on her 2007 album “Blackout.” Attorneys representing Jamie and Lynne Spears, the pop star’s father and mother, as well as her conservators, along with fiance/manager Jason Trawick , will make their opening statements today. Spears will not be attending the trial. (Associated Press)
Daniel Radcliffe and girlfriend Rosie Coker have broken up, according to the Daily Mail, who confirmed the split with Coker’s father. It’s unclear when the longtime couple ended things, but it may have been a while ago since Radcliffe reportedly also was romantically linked to Erin Darke, an actress who co-stars with him in the upcoming movie “Kill Your Darlings.” According to the Daily Mail and Life & Style, he allegedly ended the second relationship by leaving New York City in an invisibility cloak and not even saying good-bye. Well, they didn’t say he used an invisibility cloak, but come on: Of course he did. (Daily Mail; Life & Style)
It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for, because it is so predictable. A fuzzy photo of Robert Pattinson and Kristin Stewart kissing has finally been released for public consumption, confirming for all that Bella and Edward will last forever, and part of that lasting means kissing next to Bella’s newly purchased Los Feliz swimming pool. (Popsugar)
In addition to kissing Pattinson on Thursday, Kristen Stewart also did a live online interview in conjunction with her role as a spokeswoman for Balenciaga’s Florabotanica perfume. The whole thing is terribly awkward, and not only because of Stewart. (Balenciaga via People)
So Justin Bieber slipped while walking down some stairs during a concert on Wednesday in Canada. Carly Rae Jepsen helped him get back on his feet. Honestly, it’s not a big deal at all, but the way this YouTube clip replays the moment, it’s sort of comical. Well, comical and, after a couple of seconds of slow-mo repeats, similar to what it must sound like when YouTube summons Satan. (Ace Showbiz)
Shirley MacLaine may join Melissa McCarthy for a road trip comedy. (The Hollywood Reporter)
Matthew Fox is going to play Mitt Romney in a biopic called “Mitt Romney and the Dockers of Destiny.” (Okay, fine. It’s not real. It was just a joke for “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”)