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Video: Britney’s new love

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updated 3/22/2007 3:00:15 AM ET 2007-03-22T07:00:15

Has Britney Spears found a new love?

The troubled pop star has hooked up with a musician she met in AA, and plans to move in with him once she’s out of rehab, according to the upcoming National Enquirer.

Spears, 25, has fallen for Jason Filyaw, the 33-year-old lead guitarist of the rock band Riva, reports the tab.

“Britney adores Jason,” a friend of Filyaw's told the Enquirer. “He’s been a tower of strength for her at the lowest point in her life. She’s convinced Jason can help her through rehab because as an alcoholic, he’s been through the same thing.”

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Spears e-mails and phones Filyaw constantly, according to the report, and the two have pet names for one another: he calls her Sugar, Kitten and My Lady; she calls him Mr. Secret Underground Guy and J-Sun.

Filyaw, when contacted by the Enquirer, said, “I have nothing to say about this.”

Speaking out on Simon
Simon Cowell’s former co-judge is not a fan.

Louis Walsh, who was a judge on the Brit show “The X Factor” with Cowell, has blasted the “ American Idol ” host as being “arrogant,” “pompous” and having bad taste in music.

“It's all me, me, me, that's the way he is on and off the show,” Walsh told the London Daily Mail earlier this week after being booted from “X Factor.” “Sometimes I think that he is so arrogant and pompous. He is so argumentative, but he doesn't have any musical integrity. He is outdated in his musical tastes. He likes big ballads, which are very outdated.”

Walsh said that both he and another former co-judge, Sharon Osbourne, cared about contestants.  “We wanted to help them achieve their dreams,” he said, “but Simon just wants to win and be No. 1.”

Notes from all over
Is Jessica Biel getting cozy with a former co-star? The “7th Heaven” star has been spotted with Ryan Reynolds, who appeared with her in “Blade: Trinity,” reports Us. Their reps had no comment.  . . . Meanwhile, Biel's ex, Chris Evans, was spotted at L.A. hot spot Les Deux with "Poseidon" star Emmy Rossum “with their tongues down each other’s throats,” reports the mag. Rossum’s rep insists they’re “just friends.” .  . . . In other disputed celeb romance news, Life & Style reports that something may be brewing between Cameron Diaz and Leonardo DiCaprio. The “Mask” star is sweet on the “Blood Diamond” star, according to the mag, and has been e-mailing him regularly to stay in touch. A source who knows DiCaprio, however, dismisses the story as “Bull(bleep).”

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