If things weren’t already tough enough for Britney Spears, the troubled pop star now has to contend with friends and family shopping books around to profit from her woes. The lowest blow of all may be that one of those volumes is her very own diary.
According to Life & Style, Brit’s close pal, Sam Lutfi, contacted a U.K. tabloid shortly after her dismal showing at the VMAs to cash in on Britney’s trashed treasures.
“Sam e-mailed the tabloid saying he had Britney’s diaries,” an inside source told the magazine. “They contain Britney’s deepest feelings at the most troubling time of her life. Sam also said he had e-mails and firsthand insight into Britney’s life. He said the information was sensational and that he already had offers in excess of $1 million.”
For his part, Sam denies it all. “No, I didn’t,” he told L&S. “Britney doesn’t have any diaries.” But the insider insists it’s all true.
Among the e-mails Sam supposedly included in the offer was one from Brit’s mom, which the source claimed covered the period “after Britney fled rehab earlier this year and subsequently lashed out at her mother for sending her there.”
And speaking of momma Lynne Spears, OK! magazine reports that she’s planning her own tell-all memoir due out next year, detailing “the trials and tribulations of raising superstar children.”
The book will explain how Lynne managed to bring up two celebrity daughters “while coming from a low-profile Louisiana community,” says OK’s source. Here’s hoping it’s not a how-to guide!
Ex-Mrs. McCartney drops “Legally Blonde” bombNo doubt box-office golden girl Reese Witherspoon gets a lot of movie roles sent her way. Now that Paul McCartney’s missed the divorce deadline that would’ve kept a cork in the piehole of ex-wife Heather Mills, she may get the chance to turn down one more.
Moving forward on the “tragic and empowering story of her life,” Heather sees the Oscar-winning Reese as perfect for the part of “a young model who gets run over and loses her leg, overcomes her difficulties and marries her prince,” an inside source told the Daily Mail.
Heather originally envisioned Heather Locklear in the part, but decided to set her sights higher because Reese is “slightly more credible.” The fish are in the barrel, kids. Fire at will.
Diddy doesn’t duke it out over damesBoxing over babes may be OK for Kid Rock and Tommy Lee, but rest assured players of the world, Diddy never resorts to fisticuffs when it comes to females. People magazine reports that the hip-hop gadfly denies his recent altercation at a Manhattan nightclub had anything to do with a woman. “I don't fight over girls!” Diddy declared.
“It was something that was just totally overblown,” Diddy said, offering his description of the event in which he’s accused of punching his long-time associate Steven Acevedo twice in the face. “I got into an argument, I am a human being. I am going to get into an argument," Diddy said, adding that he (physically) hurt no one. “I am making no denial about (the argument), but I did not punch anybody.”
As the legalities surrounding the alleged assault proceed, Diddy continues to keep busy. “I'm staying focused on being a role model,” said the mogul, who recently announced his partnership with Ciroc Vodka. “You know, being somebody that all my grandmas and aunties out there can be proud of and tell their kids to look up to you.”
Dish on the flyMove over Kanye, Fiddy has a new challenger. Tuesday night, rapper 50 Cent and ex-boy bander Lance Bass both dropped their bios, and according to the NY Daily News, the tongue-in-cheek battle is on. “With me, everything's a competition, so I bet you the end of next week, I'll be moving more copies than him," 50 boasted about his book, “50 x 50.” He continued on, saying, “This is the same competition — this is Kanye West and 50 Cent all over again!” But Lance wouldn’t let his tome, “Out of Sync,” take that smackdown. “50's going down, that's all I have to say!” … Just like most middle-schoolers, Dame Helen Mirren has no love for those icky films from health class. In fact, ContactMusic reports that a childbirth flick from her school days is the reason the 62-year-old never had children. “It traumatized me to this day,” Helen said. “I haven't had children and now I can't look at anything to do with childbirth. It absolutely disgusts me.”