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Is Britney Spears a bigamist?

Is Britney a bigamist?

A British talk-show host is claiming that he legally married the singer — and even though the nuptials were obviously a prank, he’s saying the vows may actually be binding.

British TV host Richard Bacon alleges that he legally tied the knot with Spears while interviewing her in a hotel room for the U.K. morning show “The Big Breakfast.”

“It was the first time she’d told anyone she’d split with [Justin] Timberlake and I had a bit of plan, as I had hoped to get the admission out of her about the split,” Bacon, who also has a British radio show, told his listeners. “I had a vicar waiting round the corner with a real marriage certificate. I went down on one knee in front of her and said ‘Would you marry me?’ and she said ‘Hey sure.’” Bacon says he called in the vicar, who had a legitimate marriage certificate, and they both signed it.

But after the show was over, “I’m walking off with the marriage certificate down the corridor when this massive security guard comes hurtling after me, takes it out of my hand and tears it up as he realized what I’d done and that it was legally binding,” Bacon says, and goes on to insist: “You can’t just get rid of it by tearing it up, which means I actually could still be legally married to BritneySpears, which means her marriage to Kevin doesn’t exist and that BritneySpears a bigamist.”

Spears’ rep however, dismisses Bacon’s claim, saying, “Sorry to break Richard’s heart, but Britney Spears is legally married to her husband Kevin Federline and is expecting their first child together very soon. I hope Richard is able to accept this and move on from what must be a confusing time for him.”

Living happily ever afterJennifer Garner isn’t expecting a fairy-tale marriage to Ben Affleck.

“I don’t have this fantasy about marriage anymore,” the "Alias" star told InStyle magazine. Her first marriage, to Scott Foley ended in divorce.

“Everyone says it takes hard work. Well, it kind of does — and I’m much more pragmatic about romance than I used to be,” she said. “[With Scott] I wanted to see him as a white knight and was crushed whenever anything normal happened. I wanted to be the princess. Now I’m much more willing to see myself as human and flawed, and accept someone — the whole picture.”

Notes from all overSome fans of Ashlee Simpson are hoping that during her upcoming appearance on "Saturday Night Live" in October she’ll perform “Beautifully Broken” — a song in which she addresses the lip-synching debacle during her last appearance on that show.  . . . Even the Rockefellers have garage sales — except theirs are at Sotheby’s. The family is selling off some of its knickknacks — Meissen birds, Chinese pottery, impressionist art — at the famed auction house this fall. . . . Donald Trump has never been shy about tooting his own horn, and now the reality show star is letting people know he made Esquire magazine’s list of the twenty-one best dressed men in the world. “I’m in some pretty good company — actors like George Clooney, Jude Law and Luke Wilson and other well-known people like NBC’s Matt Lauer, quarterback Tom Brady (who happens to be a great friend of mine and a total winner) and former president Bill Clinton,” notes Trump.  “The best-dressed man according to Esquire is hitmaker Pharrell Williams, whoever the [bleep] that is.”

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