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Britney Spears isn't a poet, and now everybody knows it.
updated 6/6/2006 2:39:11 AM ET 2006-06-06T06:39:11

Looks like Britney Spears is putting her marital woes into verse.

The pop princess, whose marriage to Kevin Federline is reportedly on the rocks, wrote an angst-filled poem that spoke of “manipulation” and “sins of the father” — and several sources who read the words on her Web site believe they were directed at her rapper-wannabe hubby.

“No more chains/ That you gave me/ Enough of pain/ Manipulation is the key,” read the poem in part. “They screw it in/ Because you’re naïve/You come to me now/ Why do you bother?/ Remember the Bible/ The sins of the father/ What you do/ You pass down/ No wonder why/ I lost my crown/ You don’t see me now/ You ask yourself why my crown is back/ And it’s way too high/ For you to be in my presence/ Especially my son/ You should bow down/ I’ve only just begun.”

The poem appears to no longer be online.

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“Assuming that it’s by Britney, and not just a hacker, that’s really a cry for help to her fans, but also a message to them that she’s going to turn things around,” one Spears follower said.

Spears' spokeswoman told The Scoop that she knows nothing of the posting and therefore cannot comment.

Simpson missing Lachey
Is Jessica Simpson regretting her split from Nick Lachey?

Sure sounds that way, sources say. The former “Newlyweds” star is “struggling with loneliness,” according to Life & Style Weekly.

“I’m tired of being alone,” Simpson told a friend, according to the mag. “I have no one to come home to, no one to call at the end of the night. I’m traveling all over the place by myself. When I was with Nick, I had someone who understood what I was going through.”

Friends are urging her to get back together with Lachey, and Simpson, when she heard that his TV pilot “She Said, He Said” wouldn’t be picked up, reportedly sent him an orchid and a basket of his favor­ite pinwheel cookies.

The divorce lawyers are close to finalizing a deal, but some close to Simpson say that she hopes they’ll reconcile before the split is a done deal. “It would be explosive,” a “pal” told the mag, “and they’re both attracted to fireworks.”

Notes from all over
Denise Richards is ditching the Westlake Village neighborhood she shares with former best friend Heather Locklear — whose ex-hubby she’s now dating. Tension between the two “is just too much for Denise” a source tells Us mag, which reports that Richards plans to move into a five bedroom, “English-style ranch” — whatever that is — in nearby Hidden Hills, California. The new digs have an art studio and a barn with room for six horses, and Richards plans to buy a quarter horse.  . . . Gisele Bundchen, 26, has sent out an edict that she doesn’t want to be photographed with models who are under 20 years old, according to gossips in her native Brazil. Bundchen herself starting modeling when she was in her teens. . . . Beyoncé Knowles went on a strict diet to shed weight for her role in “Dreamgirls” — but she’s been packing on the pounds to regain her famously curvy figure. “It was so difficult. I was starving for six months but I made it through,” Knowles said at the Cannes Film Festival. “I don’t look like me at all in the film, which was the point. But immediately the next day I ate fried chicken, fried fish, French fries — anything fried -—and the weight started to come on really fast and easy.”

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