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Kevin Federline, rocker? Britney’s not so sure

Britney Spears had some harsh advice for her hubby regarding his nascent singing career: Don’t get your hopes up.

Kevin Federline recently brought home some music he’d recorded and he played it for Spears, according to the new issue of In Touch Weekly.

His efforts were “greeted with hurtful laughter from his superstar wife, who was unimpressed,” reports the mag. “She said his debut CD might sell ‘a hundred, maybe a thousand’ copies if he was lucky,’” an “insider” told the mag, who added, “Kevin looked really hurt.”

Spears’ unkind review comes at a time when the new parents are said to be going through an extended rough patch. Her “tolerance for his behavior is waning quickly,” reports In Touch. For example, while Spears was busy changing their infant son’s diapers, Federline reportedly spent two hours getting his hair braided. And after a blow-up on Oct. 19, Federline went to a nightclub called Mood, where he partied until well after midnight.

“He seemed kind of out of it,” a witness told the mag. “Everyone was like, Go home to your family. Isn’t it a bit soon to be out partying?”

Cracking ‘The DaVinci Code’Some unhappy authors are saying they cracked “The DaVinci Code.”

The authors of a 1982 non-fiction book called “Holy Blood, Holy Grail” have filed a suit in England against the publisher of the wildly successful novel, claiming that author Dan Brown relied on their research to write “The DaVinci Code,” which has sold 29 million copies and is being turned into a movie starring Tom Hanks.

Brown credited “Holy Blood, Holy Grail” in his book, but the authors are claiming infringement of their ideas.

“I don’t begrudge Brown his success,” Richard Leigh, one of the plaintiffs, told London’s Daily Telegraph. “I have no particular grievance against him, except for the fact that he wrote a pretty bad novel.” He and co-author Michael Baigent are using the proceeds from the sales of their book — which has received a huge boost from “The DaVinci Code” — to fund the suit.

The case is scheduled to go  to court in late February and according to the Telegraph, the outcome may affect the U.K. release of the movie, which is scheduled for May.

“A reason that this case is so important,” Paul Sutton, a lawyer for the non-fiction writers told the paper, “is that it can create a precedent in copyright law across the world of entertainment.”

Notes from all overTyra Banks dressed up as Paris Hilton for Halloween, but there was one small problem: she’s allergic to dogs. The model turned talk-show host recently taped the Halloween episode of “The Tyra Banks Show” and she even held a chihuahua named Chester to stand in for Hilton’s ubiquitous dog, Tinkerbell. “Although she loves dogs, Tyra’s highly allergic to them,” a source told The Scoop. “In order to avoid an allergic reaction, she popped a Claritin before the show and made it through without any hives. Now that’s hot!” . . .  Camilla Parker Bowles raised some eyebrows by wearing a royal tiara. Queen Elizabeth loaned the duchess the diamond-studded headgear — which was previously worn by Queen Mary and has been worn in public only one other time — and royal watchers are saying that the gesture shows a clear sign of the growing bond between the queen and her daughter-in-law. . . .  Joan Rivers has a colorful response to a charge that she’s a racist. “Yeah right,” she quipped. “I don’t care whether you’re white or black or yellow or green, so long as you can do my hair!”

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