Britney Spears’ relationship with her mother has turned toxic.
The singer, who once was so close to Lynne Spears that she co-wrote a book with her and gushed that her mom was her best friend, is so furious with the woman that she refused to visit her in the hospital on Mother’s Day, according to several reports.
“Britney has cut off all communication with her mom,” a “friend” of the 25-year-old singer told the National Enquirer. “She’s gone from calling Lynne ten times a day to flat-out refusing to speak to her.”
Lynne, 52, was hospitalized in southern California recently when a bout of the flu turned into pneumonia. Spears reportedly is furious with her mother for urging the “Oops I Did It Again” singer to enter rehab, and didn’t call her earlier this month for her birthday, either. The Star is reporting a similar story.
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“Britney says her mom betrayed her and she refuses to get over it,” the source told the Enquirer. “When she was told to give her mom a call, Britney said: ‘I’m busy, I have my own kids now.’ ”
K-Fed faces reality
Meanwhile, Spears’ ex, Kevin Federline, apparently doesn’t have what it takes to be a reality-show star.
K-Fed has been in talks with a number of networks — reportedly including Fox and MTV — about making his life as a single dad into a show.
“The show will show him for who he is but [will] not smear [Spears],” executive director Kenneth Crear had said when the show was in the developmental stages. “It was just a marriage that didn’t work out, but it will show who he is beyond that.”
Apparently, “beyond that” is just too boring. “His life just isn’t wild enough to make a great show,” a source tells Us.
Notes from all over
Eva Longoria is so desperate to be a wife that she’s getting married twice. In July, the “Desperate Housewives” star will wed Tony Parker in two ceremonies in Paris, according to Life & Style. “Eva loves that she gets to wear three dresses — one for each service and one for the reception,” a friend told the mag. ... Madonna has confirmed that she is directing her first movie, as has been rumored. It’s tentatively titled “Filth and Wisdom.” ... John Mayer is helping his sweetie Jessica Simpson with her addiction: shopping. The “Dukes of Hazzard” star apparently has an expensive habit: her shop until you drop lifestyle was costing her as much as $100,000 a month. “When John saw Jessica’s closet, he was amazed,” a friend told In Touch Weekly. “He didn’t know anyone who had that many clothes.” With Mayer’s love and his help finding new hobbies, reports the mag, Simpson is cutting her shopping back to a once-a-month habit.
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