While most of the photogs were trained on Britney at Fred Segal's on Friday, one of our guys noticed Alli Sims sneaking into the store for a secret rendez-vous!
Alli admitted that the two had been speaking, but was this their first meeting since Brit was admitted to UCLA?
Ordinarily, Alli Sims going clubbing with Avril Lavigne would be more than enough star power for us - but during Grammy season, the stakes go up!
We thought for sure that Alli and a pink-locked Avril would be bringing the most starpower to Hyde on Saturday night when we saw them running up into the club together.
Of course, we were happy to be proven wrong when Janet Jackson and Jermaine Dupri showed up shortly afterward!
Unfortunately, none of the famous folks had anything to say to the paps, but that's OK - we were just glad to be there!
Alli Sims has always been a loyal friend to Britney Spears... so how come she pulled a last-minute U-turn when she went to visit her friend last night?
Our photographers saw Alli driving up to the Summit last night around 7:45 - but right before she was about to come inside the gates, she turned around and headed home!
Could this be Jamie's conservatorship order in action? After all, the second power granted to him by the court in the written order allows him to "restrict and limit visitors"!
Do you think Jamie just wanted his daughter to get some rest? Or has Alli fallen out of Jamie's favor?
With Britney spears currently confined to the UCLA Medical Center, it's certainly a relief to know that her friends are still looking out for her - like Alli Sims!
We caught Britney's former assistant stopping by UCLA yesterday for a quick visit.
She returned later to drop off some personal items to make the pop princess' stay a little more comfortable - shampoo, clothes, that sort of thing.
Unfortunately, she wasn't able to stay long - she left almost immediately with a sad look on her face.
Alli appeared to be exhausted by the ordeal, politely declining to answer questions about Britney's status.
Thankfully, earlier in the day she loosened her lips long enough to confirm that Brit's doing all right - that's certainly good to hear!
This just in! Sam has arrived at the hospital, with Britney's mother Lynne and BFF Alli already inside.
No one - not even family members - are allowed inside the room with Brit until visiting hours at 4 pm.
Seems strange that Sam arrived just in time to jump ahead of the line and be the first to see Britney. Did Britney request to see him?
Stay tuned to X17 for more updates!
X17 photographers have been in touch with Britney's childhood friend and former assistant Alli Sims and she tells us she is on her way to Brit's home right now.
She would not comment further on the evening's events.
UPDATE - Police on the ground and an LAPD helicopter are still on the scene, two hours after they arrived tonight.
Alli Sims may have been out partying on Saturday night - but when the subject of conversation turned to Heath Ledger's untimely passing, she was more than willing to change gears and pay tribute!
The aspiring singer expressed her sincere condolences, claiming to be thoroughly bewildered by the tragic series of events.
"I don't even know what to say," Alli kept remarking.
Us either - it's just such a senseless loss!
... Diddy was partying! Big surprise, right? We ran into the Bad Boy mogul as he hustled out of Villa and into the back seat of a luxury SUV Friday night. Think he was sippin' on any Ciroc inside?
Of course, Diddy wasn't the only celeb at Villa - we also spotted Alli Sims, an aggressively anti-spotlight Jason Statham, and even Linda Hogan! (We're guessing Villa's eligible bachelors kept their distance, however - I mean, would you want to piss off the Hulk by getting too fresh with his wife?)
And as if that's not enough, how about a little footage of some Pointer Sisters lookalikes arguing with a meter maid? Yep - Villa has it all!