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Britney Spears reportedly came out of the dressing room completely naked in a Sherman Oaks, Calif., Betsey Johnson boutique.
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updated 1/16/2008 11:56:50 PM ET 2008-01-17T04:56:50

Just when it looked like Britney Spears’ outrageous behavior was simply de rigeur, she topped herself with a new level of shock and awe. Now the troubled pop star stands accused of nude and lascivious acts in a Betsey Johnson boutique, reports Life & Style.

On Sunday, Brit and her lensman-of-choice, Adnan Ghalib, stopped by the Sherman Oaks, Calif., store for some fashion fun. But an employee tells L&S, after taking loads of clothes to the fitting room, everyone’s favorite train wreck didn’t exactly play dress up. In fact, Brit walked out baring her bits for all to see.

“I was blown away. Britney’s private parts were right in front of me,” the stunned sales associate revealed. “I grabbed a dress to cover her and she screamed, ‘Get away from me! Don’t you f---ing come near me!’ Then she disappeared in the dressing room with Adnan for 45 minutes.”

What were Britney and her shutterbug boyfriend up to? The employee couldn’t say for certain, but it isn’t hard to hazard a guess. “They were making weird noises. It was disgusting.”

After the pair left the room, Britney displayed more behavior unbecoming a pop star. “I couldn’t understand a word she was saying,” the employee told Life & Style. “She was slurring and spitting, and talking with a British accent. Her face was covered with cold sores and acne, and her scalp was patchy. I wanted to help her, but she was so mean that I left her alone.

“Then she muttered, ‘F--- you!’ and left the store.”

Fabio & George: What could have been
Romance novel cover-hunk Fabio claims he has too much self-respect to accept offers from reality shows such as “Dancing With the Stars,” “The Surreal Life” and “MTV Cribs.” Yet he can’t seem to shut up about that Beverly Hills restaurant run-in with George Clooney … which happened in November of last year!

“This guy, he ate more than he could chew,” Fabio said, speaking (one assumes) metaphorically of George in a recent interview in Details. In review, Clooney allegedly called a gaggle of female Fabio fans the “B-word” when he mistakenly assumed they were snapping photos of him. Ever the gentleman, Fabio requested an apology from the unrepentant A-list actor, who responded by giving Fabio a shove.

Slideshow: George Clooney

“(George) laid a hand on me, so it would have been self-defense if I had beaten him down,” the 6-foot-3, 230-pound Fabio recalled in the interview. “I could have f---ed him up. Oh my god, I could have beaten the s--t out of him. I was so pissed off.”

Fabio continued his rant by adding, “Right then, I could have knocked him over and beat him. I could have punched him in the face while he was on his back. That’s how you really hurt someone — their face can’t amortize the punch so it takes, it takes the whole impact.”

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Fortunately for Gorgeous George, the encounter wasn’t nearly as climactic as Fabio’s fantasies. The actor left the eatery unassaulted, but hardly on Fabio’s good side. “I am still so pissed at him,” Fabio warned. “To insult women like that. He is a dog whose noise is worse than his bite.”

‘I Am Legend’ co-star’s happy ending
Don’t cry for Will Smith’s “I Am Legend” co-star, Abbey the German shepherd. She didn’t really succumb to her movie fate (we won’t spoil that for you). And thanks to the movie, Abbey’s future is bright.

Hollywood animal trainer Steve Berens found 2-year-old Abbey in a run-down dog shelter in Northern California, reports Star. Tasked by the movie’s producers to find a shepherd “with a light face and light-brown eyes that would photograph soft and sympathetic,” Steve rescued the sweet, playful dog from a far less glamorous life.

Slideshow: Celebrity Sightings “Abbey had been passed on from a previous kennel, and she was going to be used as a ‘breeder’ dog to have litters of puppies,” Steve told the magazine. “That’s all she had to look forward to the rest of her life.”

After just three weeks of training, Steve, who runs Animals of Distinction with his wife Tina, took Abbey to meet her co-star. Chemistry with Will, however, wasn’t immediate. “She barked at him initially,” recalled Steve. “But by end of the day he was petting her and getting lots of kisses!”

As Will recounted in several “I Am Legend” interviews, he begged Steve to be Abbey’s fur-ever home. No such luck. “Abbey’s part of my family and lives with us,” said Steve. “I’ve told Will he can have sleepovers any time he wants.”

Dish on the fly
The most talked about bosom in the biz is back in the news. When Simon Cowell’s “man boobs” went from flab to fit, rumor had it he bought some “ new t-ts .” The grumpy “Idol” judge denied going under the knife . Now he’s ready to reveal the diet secret behind his perfect pecs. “When you hit your mid-40s, you kind of pile on the pounds,” Simon told Heat magazine. “So I’ve tried to cut out red meat, biscuits, cakes and desserts and I eat a lot of fruit. I’m basically trying to eat more sensibly.” … As dating rumors go, it’s a match made in tabloid heaven — grumpy supermodel Naomi Campbell and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez find love! According to PR-Inside, Caracas press claims Naomi and the controversial leader have “courted” ever since she interviewed him for the British edition of GQ magazine two months ago.

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

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