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According to Star Magazine, pop princess Britney Spears may be planning another quickie trip down the aisle in Vegas, this time to professional hanger-on Sam Lutfi.
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updated 12/16/2007 11:13:50 PM ET 2007-12-17T04:13:50

Get ready, Las Vegas! Britney Spears is planning an encore. The troubled pop star wed childhood pal Jason Alexander Sin City-style in 2004 — a union that lasted all of 55 hours. But according to Star Magazine, this time she wants to hitch her wagon to professional hanger-on Sam Lutfi.

In fact, an insider told the publication Britney already announced her marital ambitions to her lawyers and ex-hubby, Kevin Federline. “[The lawyers] begged her to at least get a prenup, but she didn’t seem to be listening.”

K-Fed’s none too happy, either. “Kevin has seen Sam lose his temper,” said a family spy. “We hear he swears a lot and makes very derogatory statements when he’s alone with Brit. Kevin has forbidden Britney from having Sam around the boys. In fact, Kevin has threatened to get a restraining order. She’ll lose custody if she allows Sam around them, Kevin will make sure of it.”

But will the danger of losing her kids be enough to keep Brit from heading down the aisle a third time? A Star source claims it’s unlikely. “Britney is completely under Sam’s spell. Everyone sees through him, except her. I hear that he stays with her most of the time, and she pays for his food, his bar and restaurant tabs and his clothing. She takes car of everything.”

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The Hoff’s drinking tears family apart
Slideshow: Celebrity Sightings With four hospital stays in two months and two rehab visits in 48 hours, alcohol addiction threatens to tear David Hasselhoff’s family apart. The National Enquirer reports the Hoff’s daughters fear for his life, and his ex-wife may seek custody of the girls.

The former “Baywatch” star’s teenage daughters weren’t allowed to see their dad immediately after his last hospitalization . A source told the Enquirer the girls were “devastated — absolutely heartbroken … Taylor and Hayley fear their nightmare will end with a call from cops saying: ‘We’ve found your father dead!’”

“When [the girls] finally talked to David, they pleaded with him to go back to AA. They begged him: ‘Daddy, please don’t get drunk again. You’re killing yourself!’”

While David was awarded custody of both children earlier this year, his ex-wife, Pamela Bach, now wants to go back to court, the magazine reveals. “She’s going for full custody. She’ll tell the judge she has the kids 95 percent of the time anyway, and David’s not capable of looking after them.”

Dish on the fly
Finding it difficult to land anything but “the father who's dying or an Alzheimer's part” in Hollywood, Dustin Hoffman plans to take his acting chops abroad. According to ContactMusic, the 70-year-old is tired of Tinseltown's ageism. “I want to work in Europe right now. I have a much better shot at my age of getting a lead role.” … In what’s shaping up to be a merry Christmas for Nicole Kidman, hubby Keith Urban picked out a nifty stocking stuffer for the actress. In Touch Weekly reports Keith purchased a $48,000 gold and diamond bracelet from Tiffany & Co. “Keith made it clear that this was only one of many gifts for his wife,” a source explained. “He hinted that he would spend $1 million on her this year.” … He gave John Travolta the comeback of a lifetime in “Pulp Fiction,” and now Quentin Tarantino could do the same for Lindsay Lohan’s post-rehab career, says Entertainmentwise. “I could cast Lindsay in almost anything,” the director boasted.

Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Ree Hines and Helen A.S. Popkin.

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