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Britney Spears' ex-boyfriend, rocker Justin Timberlake, has some harsh words for her husband, Kevin Federline.
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updated 3/30/2006 2:45:19 AM ET 2006-03-30T07:45:19

Britney Spears’ ex-sweetie reportedly does not approve of her hubby. In fact, Justin Timberlake believes that Kevin Federline is “gross,” according to Star magazine.

“He thinks Kevin is gross, and there’s not much that would change his mind about that,” a source told the tab. “He says that they [Spears and Timberlake] had a lot of great years together, and he’s pretty sad at how things turned out for her.”

Timberlake apparently hasn’t ruled out the possibility of reuniting with Spears — professionally, that is.

“I’ll bet if Britney wanted Justin to help her put together a comeback record, he’d jump at the chance,” says the source. “He’s someone who never backs down from an artistic challenge, and he’s said that he’d love to see Britney redeem herself through music — even if he has to give her a push.”

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Score one for Kabbalah
In the alleged competition between Kabbalah and Scientology — it looks like Kabbalah has won a round.

The two religions — which are all the rage among the celeb set — have reportedly been vying for high-profile celebrity followers, and few are as coveted as former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham and her hubby, soccer superstar David Beckham. The twosome is considered England’s hottest couple, and celeb-watchers there follow them obsessively.

“It appears that there has been an almost frantic competition between the two most popular purported ‘cults’ in Hollywood, to get the Beckhams onboard,” says Rick Ross of Cultnews.com. “Each group’s top recruiter has come knocking on the door, Tom Cruise from Scientology and Madonna for her beloved Kabbalah Centre.”

Victoria Beckham is friendly with Cruise’s bride-to-be, Katie Holmes, and Cruise recently “approached” her about Scientology, according to Ross. Not long afterwards, she was spotted reading a copy of “Dianetics” by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.

But recently, Victoria Beckham was photographed wearing the Kabbalah Centre’s trademark red-string bracelet.

“Perhaps Madonna and her husband Guy Ritchie have the edge,” notes Ross, “since Ritchie after all is a Brit and his wife keeps a house in the English countryside.

Notes from all over
More details are coming out about Jessica Simpson’s plans to adopt. The recently separated ex-reality star has said she wants to adopt needy children like Angelina Jolie. Now, In Touch Weekly is reporting that Simpson hopes to open an orphanage in Mexico and adopt two children.  . . . Madonna’s latest tunes haven’t been a hit in the U.S., according to folks in the U.K., because she’s become too British. “The fans subconsciously know she’s away shooting grouse in her country manor somewhere” U.K. Music mogul John McLaughlin told the Scottish Daily Record. . . Producer Jermaine Dupri, who helped engineer Mariah Carey’s comeback, claims that she was not only snubbed by the Grammys, she was disrespected by the cops, who broke up a Grammys afterparty thrown by Carey and Dupri. "It was a beautiful party,” Dupri told Blender. “The guest list was incredible: Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Britney, Eddie Murphy, Chris Tucker, Stevie Wonder. And the cops gonna come? [Bleep]!”

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