“Gothika” goddess Halle Berry is set to scare even herself when she pulls a Britney Spears and loses her locks — in this case for a film role in the romantic comedy currently titled “Nappily Ever After.”
"I'm going to shave my head bald. I can't believe it," she told reporters on Wednesday.
The act isn’t actually out of sympathy for Spears, as Berry will be playing a woman who decides to go for the sharp shave after her hair starts falling out. Berry’s character then must learn to cope with people’s perceptions of her and the way in which her hair shaped who she was.
"I still struggle with this hair issue," Halle confessed to the press. "I'm going to get the lesson on film, and hopefully other women will get it, too."
The bygone “Bond” babe plans to bring out the colossal clippers on film, and won’t be faking it with a cap. But, it will be more than a year before fans can catch the hair-free Halle on the silver screen, as the new draft for “Nappily” has just been completed.
While Berry might be a bit mortified about mowing her mane, she is more than happy to be walked all over.
Earlier this week the sexy screen siren passionately and very publicly kissed her new star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
Brit's Rehab Men
Reformed rehabber Britney Spears must have used some male medicine to perk up while in Promises.
The pop princess reportedly had romantic rendezvous with Jason Filyaw of the rock band Riva, and another mystery man while at the 12-step center. Now, it's been revealed that Spears also found time to mash musician Howie Day.
According to Life & Style Magazine, the bald Brit “fell hard” for the singer-songwriter while shuttered away and now plans to bring Day as her date to a family wedding in June.
An insider told the publication that Spears “lights up” when she talks about Howie and raves that he’s “the best kisser ever.”
While Brit may happy, Mama Lynne is rather snappy. Mrs. Spears is said to be less than stoked about her daughter’s new catch, as Day has a history of “toxic” troubles.
The guitarist has been arrested twice, once for locking a fan in the bathroom of his tour bus and another time for a drunken round of verbal abuse of a flight crewmember.
The senior Spears, however, isn’t the only one trying to keep Britney “overprotected”; breast-baring music mogul Janet Jackson is also said to be sending her support.
The singer reportedly told Vibe Vixen magazine that she's praying for the pop star and fears her dip into diva depression is far from over.
"I'm really afraid something's going to happen, and I hope it doesn't," said Jackson in the interview. "I don't know her, I don't want to assume anything, but who knows?"
Avril Lavigne: ‘I Didn’t Back-Bite Britney’
Speaking of Brit, “complicated” songstress Avril Lavigne wants to assure the world that there are no punk princess vs. pop princess problems between Spears and her.
Earlier in the week, Lavigne was quoted by The Sun newspaper in London as having snidely said, "What's happened to Britney is all down to who she is as a person."
The punk pixie firmly denies having uttered those scathing words.
"I didn't say that," Avril told Los Angeles radio duo Valentine and Lisa Foxx during Thursday morning's gab fest. "I haven't even been talking about her. People ask me about it all the time and I go, 'You know what? I don't know her.'"
While the singing sensation swears she didn’t bash Britney, Lavigne is happy to take on anyone her hounds her hubby Deryck Whibley.
"If some girl was going after my man I'd punch them,” WENN quoted Avril as having said. “ I don't think stealing any girl's guy is a nice thing — it's totally mean."
Justin Timberlake Nervous About Sex Scene With Christina Ricci
While Justin Timberlake is proud to perform as a pop prince, the singer was shy about his ability to bring "SexyBack" to the bedroom ... at least on camera.
In an interview with GQ magazine, the 26-year-old 'fessed up to his fear of having the crew watch his steamy sex scene with Christina Ricci in "Black Snake Moan."
"The sex scene was pretty hot," he told the mag. "I'm not going to say it doesn't feel weird pretending to [have sex with] someone in front of a man with a sound boom, though."
JT was also adamant that he didn't want billions beaming at his butt on the big screen.
"One of the first conversations I had with the director was about nudity," the former frontman of *NSYNC added. "In the first cut you could see my a— but, thankfully, that's now out."
Posh Pals: Victoria Beckham and Jennifer Lopez Buddy Up
The latest best buddies to emerge from Hollywood Boulevard are none other than Posh and J-Lo.
Jennifer Lopez appears to have fallen for Victoria Beckham's "spice" and spent a portion of her interview with Elle magazine bubbling over the British beauty.
"She's such a sweetie, her clothes are just amazing. She's so stylish," Lopez told the mag. "I'm very glad they've moved to L.A. She's a great girl."
The Lopez love for the Beckham brigade doesn't stop there, with Jennifer referring to soccer sensation David as "so sweet" and gushing about Posh's playful persona.
"The best thing about Victoria is that she's got this really funny British sense of humor," Jen added.
While J-Lo may find Mrs. Beckham beguiling, it seems NBC just finds her boring.
After only three weeks of filming and three hours in the editing suite, reports are rippling that her reality show may be squashed.
"So far, all that's been filmed is Victoria house-hunting and her quest to find schools for the kids, which hardly makes scintillating viewing," one source claimed, as reported by Hollyscoop TV.
"David and Victoria are not well-known out there, and they have not yet been able to convince any of their celebrity friends to come on."
It's not only their personal pals who don't seem to be supportive. U.S. designer Sheila Cameron is also trying to boot Mrs. Beckham back to Britain.
In an Anti-Vic campaign, Cameron has released T-shirts emblazoned with the slogan "Free Becks" and "Keep Posh" in a bid to persuade the soccer star to leave his wife in London when he joins Los Angeles Galaxy this summer.
You can even don your dogs and babies in attire to push Posh away.
"Becks is popular over here but Posh is seen as a bit pushy and not really in the same league," a source told U.K.'s Lifestyle Extra. "It's all a bit tongue-in-cheek, but I don't know if Victoria will see the funny side."
Lohan and Duff Forgive and Forget
In another case of Boulevard buddies, former fighters Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff have finally called off their feud.
The screen starlets, who first fell out in 2002 when they were both rumored to be in romantic relationships with Aaron Carter, have put the past behind them.
"We are both adults and whatever happened, happened when we were young," Duff told People magazine. "It's over."
And the new gal pals appear to be making up for lost time by bumming together on a regular basis.
According to People, the dramatic duo danced and drank together last week at Hollywood hotspot Teddy's. They reportedly kissed each other's arms before dashing to the bathroom to babble when Duff's ex Joel Madden arrived with Nicole Richie.
Li-Lo also rolled in to the release party on Monday for Duff's new album "Dignity."
"She [Lohan] is really fun," Duff added. "We were hanging out the other night and she's a nice girl."
All Prude and No Nude for Scarlett Johansson
Sexy screen siren Scarlett Johansson is making sure her private parts never become public parts.
The 22-year-old “Scoop” sensation is reportedly refusing to commit to any contracts that don’t have a no-nudity clause.
"Scarlett is still very young and is aware the roles she takes are going to set out where her career as an actress takes her in the future,” a source told Britain’s Daily Express newspaper.
“She doesn't want to fall into being too controversial or too trashy, so nude scenes are out for now.”
But for all the moping males out there, the chance of seeing the voluptuous vixen flash the flesh is not completely lost.
Johansson has apparently been singled out by porn princess Jenna Jameson to play her in a film movie adaptation of her autobiography "How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale."
"We're looking at Scarlett. She's my choice," the adult actress told the Daily Record. "I think she's beautiful.”
Sources close to Johansson have said that she’s very keen on the role, believing it could create a path to an Academy Award.
While Scarlett may be the male ideal of a red-hot fantasy, she has been snubbed as the sexiest star on screen by one-time love rival Jessica Biel.
Both Johansson and Biel were rumored to have been bringing the “SexyBack” into Justin Timberlake’s life earlier in the year.
However, Biel has beaten the “Black Dahlia” to take the top spot in the 100 Sexiest Women poll by men’s magazine Stuff.
Scarlett scored a silver, while brunette beauties Jessica Alba, Eva Longoria and Katharine McPhee scooted in behind.
Lindsay Lohan Gives Botched BlackBerry Interview
Lindsay Lohan may receive an AA when it comes to treatment, but there are no As awarded for her conversation skills.
The actress had the staff at GQ magazine wondering if it was a “Freaky Friday” when she responded somewhat strangely to interview questions via her BlackBerry.
When asked about playing poker, Li-Lo replied: "I just e-mailed my friend sara pantera saying I'm going to start playing poker again! I bought two puppies today!"
Ahem. And when it comes to the topic of cats …
"Cats scare me. I just think of bad luck from black ones like I had in 'Just My Luck'!" she reportedly texted. "I need a boyfriend. Geez."
Then when the interviewer asked Lindsay what the happiest moment of her life was, she wrote back, "Gotta think sex scene today" and never wrote back again.
Spears Sneaks Off to Sin City
While packs of paparazzi pressed up on Britney Spears' Malibu mansion, the reformed rehabber reportedly snuck off for a weekend of vamping in Vegas.
"Britney and two girlfriends went shopping at the Forum Shops," a witness told In Touch magazine. "Everywhere she went, crowds followed her. There were virtually no photographers, just fans. She smiled the whole time."
A sprightly Spears then slipped into Tao for a quick dinner, and according to the source, sipped iced tea and nibbled very little.
"She looked happy and calm, wearing a hat, of course," the witness told the mag.
Brit was also busted looking cute and country on her round-up to Rodeo Drive on Tuesday.
Rough ridin’ in banged-up boots, a brown cowgirl hat and a fiesta dress, Brit bucked off at Cartier on the famous shopping strip in L.A.
Hey y’all, nothin’ like a bit of bling to give a girl her strength to sing.
Mommy Mariah: Is Carey Planning to Adopt?
Mariah Carey is set to spend “One Sweet Day” adopting a baby of her own, according to reports.
Following in the footsteps of Madonna and Angelina Jolie, Carey was spotted visiting the Frank Gonzalez orphanage in Mexico with her lawyer.
Although Maz’s rep has declined to comment on the intentions of her moves in Mexico, it is believed a mini-Mariah may be in motion.
And if three baby Brangelinas isn’t enough, the sexy screen stars could be booming their brigade yet again.
Angelina, who just last month adopted Vietnamese son Pax Thien to join Maddox, Zahara and Shiloh, reportedly wants to bring home a girl from Chad to “balance the family."
Australian publication News Limited quoted an inside source as having said that "Angelina and Brad want to make sure Zahara doesn't feel alienated as the only black face in their family.”
Jennifer Lopez Cuts Ties With J-Lo
In a slightly bizarre Hollywood Boulevard break-up, pop princess Jennifer Lopez has decided to return to her roots as “Jenny From the Block” and leave “J-Lo” and her diva days behind.
“I'm not J-Lo any more," she told the U.K.'s Guardian newspaper. "That's all gone with all the ridiculous stories about tantrums and Egyptian sheets.
“I'm Jennifer Lopez. As a woman, I've finally grown more sure of who I am," she continued. "It does seem ironic that it has taken me more than a decade to basically get back to who I am.”
Lopez, meanwhile, is said to be so in love with her new Spanish-speaking album that she can’t help but toot to her own tunes.
"This is the album I'm proudest of," she confessed. "In fact, this is the only album I've ever recorded that I listen to in my car."
While Jen may have lost J-Lo, she doesn’t plan to lose her Latina curves anytime soon.
"I couldn't ever be a size zero," she told Elle magazine. "I don't see how I could get down to that size and still be healthy."
Fergie 'Fesses Up to Lesbian Love Affairs
Black Eyed Peas sensation Stacy Ferguson (aka Fergie) has confessed to a few girl-on-girl good times.
Fergie told Britain’s Daily Mirror that she rebelled against her Catholic upbringing by indulging in crazy drug and sex sprees.
"I have had lesbian experiences in the past. I won't say how many men I've had sex with — but I am a very sexual person,” she admitted to the paper. “When I was going through my out-of-control phase, I could have got into very dangerous situations."
Fergs also appears in this month’s Playboy, where she chats about having her bladder burst on stage last year.
As for an inside tip to kicking an addiction to crystal meth, the Black Eyed Pea says hypnotherapy is the key.
“I told the doctor I didn't want to do any of that hypnosis s—-, I just wanted regular therapy,” Fergie said. "The next time I went in I was biting my nails, so I told her I'd been biting my nails and wanted to try hypnotherapy. I went into the chair, and it was amazing. It completely worked."
Paris Beats Lindsay for Possession of Parc
Sometimes-friends Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan were spotted on Friday night at Hollywood hotspot Parc on seemingly non-speaking terms.
According to TMZ, Lohan was forced to “Li-Lo” and leave the club as the Paris posse paraded in to take prime possession.
Avril Lavigne Forced to Go to Britney Spears Concert
It's pop princess vs. pop princess.
The Canadian pocket rocket’s mom made her ingest an entire evening of Spears’ singing, she told Jane magazine.
"My mom made me go to a Britney Spears concert when I was young,” Lavigne said. “I was like, 'No I don't want to.' She was like, 'If you're going to be a performer, you need to see other people.'"
Lavigne also says Spears isn’t strong enough for show biz.
“What’s happened to Britney is all down to who she is as a person,” she said, according to the London Sun. “If you want a piece of this business, you have to be able to deal with it. You can’t complain about the pressures, the paparazzi, the madness, because that’s the job.”
The “Complicated” artist obviously isn’t a fan of the reformed rehabber, who happens to be looking happy and fabulous these days.
But Brit is in a bit of a pit again after being crowned the Most Foolish American by publicist Jeff Barge, who worked with the Opinion Research Corp. on the annual poll.
Spears’ swing with the shears, panty-free partying and nearly dropping her baby in public culminated in her winning the not-so-glamorous gold.
'Sex in the City' Set to Seduce the Silver Screen
The lovers of libido have officially signed on to bring fashion, foreplay and French food to the "Big” screen, sources told Perez Hilton.
Kim Cattrall's bickering with Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis reportedly blocked the movie since the show ended in 2004.
In between shoots of meandering in Manolos and munching Magnolia cupcakes, star Sarah Jessica Parker will no doubt be flashing her new fashion line, Bitten.
In conjunction with Steve & Barry, the low-priced luxuries will hit the stands on June 7.
"Women should be able to wear great clothes and not lie in bed at night feeling guilty about how much money they've spent," Parker said through a company statement announcing the launch.
Ashlee Simpson 'Loves' John Mayer
Despite being a couple for eight months now, Jessica Simpson and John Mayer can finally feel relieved knowing that Simpson sis Ashlee gives them the seal of approval.
"Ashlee loves John," a Simpson pal tells People magazine. "She thinks he is great for her. More importantly, Jess is happy."
After a recent romantic rendezvous in Italy, Jess and John have taken their love Down Under. The two just touched down in Australia, where Mayer will be touring.
Diddy 'Puffs' for 30-Hour Sex-a-Thon
“As soon as we landed, we went straight to the Eiffel Tower, drank champagne at the top and just kissed and kissed. Then we went up to my suite and had tantric sex for at least 30 hours, ordering up whipped cream and strawberries while we were at it," he told the London Mirror, regarding a romantic visit to Paris with the mother of his new twin girls.
Combs added, “As meticulous as I am with my work, I'm more meticulous with lovemaking. I like to do it for a long time.”
And according to London Net, the music mogul magnifies his manhood by shaving any pubic hair.
"I shave down there. I do it myself — or I have my young lady help me, because I don't want to get no nicks,” he told the site.
Lohan Likes Frozen Nipples
She's at it again.
After being snapped partying without panties, Lindsay Lohan has now been spotted in the streets of Hollywood without a bra to guard her goodies.
Meanwhile, the young starlet is more than happy to be back on the market
"I'm dating," Lohan told People magazine on Monday. “I’m really happy and I'm having fun."
Rumor has it that she is having a good time with newly single singer James Blunt and British bad boy Jude Law, while at the same time rocking around with fellow rehabber Robbie Williams.
Lohan and Williams were seen out together in the Hollywood Hills on Monday night, but reps for the pair were quick to point out that it’s all friendly.
Hollie McKay has been a FoxNews.com staff reporter since 2007. She has reported extensively from the Middle East on the rise and fall of terrorist groups such as ISIS in Iraq. Follow her on twitter at @holliesmckay