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Britney Spears has whole rehab wing to herself

Britney Spears is rehabbing in style — and privacy.

The “Toxic singer” reportedly booked an entire wing for herself at Promises, the Malibu clinic where she’s hoping to detox.

“She wants all the rooms on her wing,” a source told the London Sun. “It will cost her hundreds of thousands.”

The singer wants to avoid mixing with other patients, according to the paper, but another source says she’s equally concerned about stories being leaked to the media.

Says the source, “If that’s what she needs to get well, good for her.”

C'mon, get gabby
Former teen idol David Cassidy is telling all — in the U.K.

The heartthrob who crooned for “The Partridge Family” in the 1970s has written a no-holds-barred memoir that will be published in Great Britain next week – but there’s no U.S publisher.

“Could It Be Forever” tells of Cassidy’s drug use, wild sex, his infatuation with Meredith Baxter, a romp with Barbara the Butter Queen who liked to cover her sex partners with butter, and an encounter with 1950s screen star Gina Lollobrigida. 

“I’ve always been very comfortable with my sexuality and my brothers call me ‘Donk’ — as in Donkey. People have talked about me being ‘blessed’ in my physique,” Cassidy writes in the book. “The first time [I met Gina Lollobrigida] she looked me up and down and said: ‘I hear you’re a monster. I want to meet the monster.’ Well, I decided that if I had it, there wasn’t any point in just keeping it in the holster all the time.”

A spokeswoman for Cassidy says “Could It Be Forever” is being published in the U.K. because the 57-year-old singer is still almost as popular there as he was in his heyday.

Discussions are ongoing with a U.S. publisher, but in the meantime, Cassidy is releasing a new CD today, called "David Cassidy Part II The Remix." It includes dance remixes of some of his biggest hits, including “I’ll Meet You Halfway” and “I think I Love You.”

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