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Is Britney’s husband acting like a baby?

Is there trouble in paradise for Britney Spears and her hubby?

The couple has acknowledged rough patches in the early days of their marriage, and it looks like having a baby hasn’t helped things. The buzz is that Kevin Federline — who walked out on his pregnant girlfriend and child to be with Spears — isn’t taking too well to fatherhood this time around either.

Since Spears brought home little Sean Preston, his dad has been “a real brat” — hitting golf balls, partying and chatting on the phone until well into the night, an insider tells Life & Style Weekly. Spears has reportedly complained that she’s “raising two kids now.”

After one particularly nasty row, Federline moved into a friend’s house for three days, according to the mag. But Spears’ mom, Lynne, has reportedly come to the rescue and is helping the couple through its tough patch.

Spears’ rep didn’t respond to The Scoop’s request for comment.

I write the songsPaul McCartney is not looking to buy the rights to the Beatles’ catalogue of music from Michael Jackson — despite widespread reports to the contrary. He does, admit, however, that it’s “annoying” to have to pay for the rights to perform the songs he co-wrote when he plays them in the U.S.

When word came out that Jackson was hoping to sell the tunes to help pay off some of his debt, several of McCartney’s friends, including rocker Bono, urged him to snap them up. But McCartney isn’t taking their advice.

“The thing is, I get some money from the publishing already. It’s not like I’m getting nothing at the moment,” McCartney tells the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone. “And in a few years, more of the rights automatically revert to me. The only annoying thing is, when I tour in America, I have to pay to play some of my own songs. But I don’t think about that. Because if I did, it would be [bleeping] annoying. “

Notes from all overAlexis Arquette is pushing the reality show envelope. Rosanna Arquette’s quirky brother is getting his own reality show on A&E and may undergo a sex-change operation for the series, according to Star magazine . . . . Don’t believe those reports that Eminem has written a letter to Mariah Carey, suggesting that they patch things up and become friends. “He’s not a guy who plays nice like that,” Eminem’s spokesman tells The Scoop.  . . . Candidates for might want to bow to Donald Trump. The real estate mogul disdains the tradition of shaking hands — he thinks it’s unsanitary — and feels that Americans should take up the far Eastern tradition of bowing. “While I’m not a huge fan of Japan, I do like their custom of bowing,” Trump says. “I would bow. I would do whatever is necessary not to shake hands. From now on let’s do what the Japanese do and greet each other with a nice civil, sanitary bow.”

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