Britney Spears is reportedly planning to get back at loved ones who have wronged her by penning a new tell-all memoir. The controversial pop star is said to be looking at a potential $10 million score for the book deal.
One person who apparently won’t come off well in the tome: mom Lynne Spears. “Britney thinks of her as a meddling, smothering person and blames her for her messy marriages,” a source confided to Star.
The “Toxic” singer will allegedly also blast her gold-digging ex-hubby, Kevin Federline, and even golden-boy ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake.
“Brit blames most of her problems with drugs and alcohol on the heartache she experienced years before, during her time with Justin — she couldn’t trust him,” the Star insider adds. “She believes he constantly lied to her about other girls, and that destroyed her self-esteem.”
Britney’s rep hasn’t commented, but we’re crossing our fingers that this is true — just imagine the dirt Brit herself could dish!
Larry and Dannielynn: Almost home
Although a court rejected Virgie Arthur’s appeal to keep him from leaving the Bahamas with daughter Dannielynn, Larry Birkhead was still stuck there this weekend when he was unable to secure the baby girl a passport in time. Larry also has to return for a June custody hearing. Man, is this ever dragging out!
In “The Break-Up,” Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn play a couple who cohabit after their split. Now life is starting to resemble art, as the real-life exes were recently caught spending a night under the same roof.
On the afternoon of April 21, Vince showed up at Jen’s Hollywood Hills home — and, a spy told Us magazine, the “Wedding Crashers” star “didn’t leave until 5 p.m. the next day.”
A Vince pal tells the magazine, “It’s no big deal if he stayed over. They are friends and can be friends with benefits.”
But is that all they are? OK! magazine claims the pair is full-on back together. Since attending each other’s birthday parties, a reporter from the paper claims, “they’ve been seeing one another privately several times.”
Hmm … could they really have kept a reunion a secret? We’ll be keeping an eye on these two.
No Free Brunch
Tyra Banks publicly confessed to dining and dashing at a NYC restaurant last Saturday — but then made amends bypaying the check, plus a huge tip.
Turns out Tyra and her brunch companion at Brooklyn Diner, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, had each insisted on footing the $100 bill — resulting in a misunderstanding wherein neither did. The power brunchers only found out their faux pas when the New York Daily News ran a gossip item about it.
But the “America’s next Top Model” host put things right, paying the bill belatedly Thursday after announcing her intention to do so on “The View.”
“I read the damn Daily News and they’re saying I’m cheap and I didn’t pay the bill,” Tyra lamented on-air. “[Russell] said he was gonna pay and he didn’t. It’s embarrassing!”
According to the Daily News, Tyra tipped $100. “She was really apologetic and also she was really embarrassed,” the diner’s owner told People.
Just goes to show, gossip columns are a force for good!
Is Angelina Jolie’s dramatic weight loss due to a deadly disease? That’s what a new report in the ever-reliable National Enquirer claims. The tabloid alleges that Angie has looked thin and exhausted lately due to a potentially serious health issue.
According to the Enquirer, the Oscar winner was shaking uncontrollably at a recent Washington, D.C., news conference for the charity Global Action for Children. Other symptoms of her malady are said to include hair loss and blinding headaches.
Angelina’s brother, James Haven Voight, has publicly attributed Angelina’s weight loss to stress from the recent death of their mother, Marcheline Bertrand.
Um … not that the Enquirer isn’t a trustworthy bastion of journalism, but we’re not exactly sure their reporters are qualified to make a medical diagnosis.
FIVE QUICK TAKES
Jake Gyllenhaal strolled NYC with sister Maggie and niece Ramona, 6 months, Thursday.
After a long search, David and Victoria Beckham have found a home in Beverly Hills.
Last Monday night, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin dined with Courtney Love at L.A.’s Cut.
Tracy Morgan will wear an alcohol-monitoring anklet, avoiding jail time for a November DUI.
Actor Cary Elwes and wife Lisa Marie welcomed a daughter, Dominique, Tuesday night in L.A.
Happy Birthday for April 30
» Rapper Lloyd Banks is 25.
» Actor Johnny Galecki (“Roseanne”) is 32.
» Singer Jeff Timmons of 98° is 34.
» Country singer Carolyn Dawn Johnson is 36.
» Adrian Pasdar (“Heroes”) is 42.
» Reggae artist Barrington Levy is 43.
» NBA star Isiah Thomas is 46.
» Director Lars von Trier (“Dogville”) is 51.
» Director Jane Campion (“The Piano”) is 53.
» Guitarist Wayne Kramer of the MC5 is 59.
» Actress Jill Clayburgh is 63.
» Singer Bobby Vee is 64.
» Actor Burt Young is 67.
» Actor-TV personality Gary Collins is 69.
» Country musician Willie Nelson is 74.
» Actress Cloris Leachman is 81.
» Actress Kirsten Dunst is 25.
“What is most important to me is that my intentions as an HIV/AIDS advocate be made clear, and that my friends in India understand that it has never been, nor could it ever be, my intention to offend you.”
— Richard Gere, apologizing for a taboo public kiss at an awareness event in India
Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer who has a celebrity astrology blog at www.celebastroblogy.com.