Showbiz Top 5: Phil Robertson indefinitely suspended from Duck Dynasty

Britney Spears has a celebrity guest list for opening night in Las Vegas… Kanye West was behind the Kardashian Christmas photo… Record label interested in signing Lindsay Lohan… Cops are on the lookout for Justin Bieber’s suspicious smoking vehicle… and Phil Robertson indefinitely suspended from Duck Dynasty

E! is reporting that the celebrity guest list is starting to fill up for Britney Spears’ opening night in Vegas! Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Adam Lambert, Serena Williams and Pauly D are all coming with their Plus Ones. Britney told Ryan Seacrest that her show will have “all the works:  snow, water, rain, everything.” She said also said that she wants the fans to feel like they’re IN the show with her. She said, “We’re going to have a cool setup for them with a party vibe so they are really there with me.” “Britney Spears:  Piece of Me” kicks off at Planet Hollywood on Friday, December 27. If you can’t wait that long, E! is debuting their two-hour movie event, “I Am Britney Jean” this Sunday night.

RadarOnline is reporting exclusively that it WAS Kanye West behind that whackadoo Kardashian family Christmas card…except, it didn’t go exactly like he wanted. The first two photographers he wanted — Annie Leibovitz and Mario Testino — turned down the job over money. A source says Annie played hardball and wanted more cash, but E! told Kanye there was no way they were going to go that far over budget. Mario said no way because he didn’t want to be involved with that nightmare. So Kanye ended up settling for David LaChapelle, giving him all his ideas and sketches of costumes and makeup. But they still had to tone down Kanye’s ideas because E! said they wouldn’t go over $250K.

Lindsay Lohan has been posting pictures of her in a recording studio with Jamie Hince from The Kills. People were speculating she was working on a secret album….but it’s not much of a secret if she’s posting those pictures, is it? It turns out, there’s actually a record label interested in signing her! RadarOnline is reporting that Charlotte-based SMH Records has offered Lindsay a “lucrative deal,” believing they can give her the career comeback she’s looking for. And this is a legit label, too! They distribute through Capital/Universal Music Group.

Justin Bieber sure was cocky, rolling out of that blacked-out Mercedes van in a puff of smoke before his interview with Power 106 in LA. And TMZ is reporting that police are fed up with his cocky ways. In fact, they are on the lookout for any of Justin’s smoking cars — especially that black-out van! If they notice smoke coming from a vehicle, that gives them probably cause to search it. And that could lead to a whole heap of trouble to anyone who is potentially caught with illegal drugs inside.

A&E has suspended Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson from the show indefinitely after his interview with GQ magazine came out. In the article, Phil said a WHOLE bunch of inflammatory things, but what seems to have gotten the LGBT community especially riled up is when Phil called homosexuality a sin and basically saying it could morph into bestiality. A&E released this statement: “We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty. His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.”


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