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Britney's ex-bodyguard fears for her kids

A disgruntled ex-employee once in charge of protecting Britney Spears is purportedly more concerned about the well-being of the pop star’s two sons (Sean Preston, 4, and Jayden James, 3) after seeing Spears’ distressing behind-the-scenes behavior.

According to The Sun, former police officer and A-list bodyguard Fernando Flores contacted the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services to report for what he believed were abusive events in the Spears home.

“(Fernando) claims the first really shocking incident was when (Britney) came marching into the pool house at her mansion and demanded his belt,” an insider recalled. “He handed it over but then followed her into the main house and claims he witnessed the alleged incident.”

In that case, Flores was said to have seen the 28-year-old spank one of her young sons with the belt. At another time, Flores allegedly spied Spears feeding the boys foods they’re known to be allergic to. Both occurrences led Flores to believe Spears couldn’t “be trusted around her boys,” said the insider.

But it seems none of the most recent allegations factored into Flores decision to quit working for Spears. An earlier report revealed he left his post after being sexually harassed by the singer, a claim those close to Spears found laughable.

Report: LiLo got lucky when cop confused cocaine for mint
Lindsay Lohan’s 2007 DUI case could have been a whole lot worse, if it weren’t for one big mistake on the part of police.

A Santa Monica Police report discovered by gossip site TMZ reveals that an officer found cocaine on the embattled star, but contaminated the evidence when he believed it to merely be a breath mint.

“(The officer) discovered a folded Clinique sun care card with an unknown substance caked on to the surface of the card in Lohan's right rear pocket,” the report read. “Some of the white substance fell to the floor. I used my foot to see what had fell but thought nothing of it. I did not recognize the substance attached to the card and initially thought the substance was a wet crushed breath mint.”

That’s when the as-yet-unnamed officer threw the card away. Later, after recognizing the “substance as resembling powder cocaine,” the evidence was retrieved, but the damage was already done.

‘Eclipse’ producer confirms Robsten romance  Although “The Twilight Saga” leads Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have repeatedly refused to confirm their long-rumored and seemingly obvious romance, “Eclipse” producer Wyck Godfrey had no problem doing so in an interview with Time Magazine.

When asked whether he thought the hyped “Robsten” relationship was good for business, the filmmaker neither dodged nor denied the romance talk.

“I honestly don't think of it in terms of business,” Godfrey explained. “It doesn't affect our core business at all. The thing I do think about is, ‘Oh my God, I hope they stay together.’ Because it could be awkward on set in the next movie if they have a huge falling out. It's like, wow, they have to portray this love story through two more movies. God, I hope they stay together; please stay together. That's what affects my day-to-day.”

Dish on the fly
After recently enduring a not-so-single suitor on the show, “The Bachelorette’s” Ali Fedotowsky may find televised true love after all. Then again, she may simply spark her own sweetie-on-the-side scandal. According to Us Weekly, Fedotowsky will definitely end the season with wedding plans, but an In Touch Weekly story claims the would-be bride has an outside beau. The alleged love interest, Patrick Hammon, insists he’s just one of Fedotowsky’s friends, but one source disagrees. The insider explained that the two were “not so serious,” but that they have been seeing one another off and on since the 25-year-old finished filming “The Bachelorette.” … “American Idol” alum turned song and dance man Constantine Maroulis could soon have a Broadway baby on the way. On Wednesday, The New York Post reported Angel Reed, who shared the stage with Maroulis in “Rock of Ages,” quit the show because she’s having his baby. “Angel just gave her notice last week, and told friends on the show that she is pregnant,” a source revealed. “It's been an open secret that she and Constantine have been together for a while."

Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Ree Hines. Follow on Twitter to gab about the latest gossip.

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