So what's the real deal between Britney Spears and her recently subpoenaed former assistant Shannon Funk?
Was that famous 2003 French kiss with Grandma Madonna more than just an act for the MTV Music Awards? And let's not forget, Britney's first husband Jason Alexander blabbing last year about Britney's high school girl fever. Then there's the time porn star Jenna Jameson claimed Britney totally hit on her. Is this pop star really bi-curious or just fooling around? OK! Magazine has the inside scoop.
Relationship expert Dr. Gilda Carle gave OK! a diagnosis that was more about failed husbandry than Sapphic love.
“When somebody doesn't make it with the opposite sex, they very often have fantasies about the same sex,” Dr. Carle told OK! “Sometimes this is the outlet they seek because they feel that this is going to be where they find love.”
According to OK!, Britney’s former employees concur.
“It's truly an issue of her own insecurities,” an ex-employee told the magazine. “She wants someone to sit there and tell her she looks beautiful and is the most talented girl in the room. She just wants to be made to feel that she is on top of the world.” Well, who doesn't want that?
Nicole Richie lets it all hang out
“After months of covering her belly with bags, books, and loose fitting dresses,” Nicole Richie is finally showing her baby bump, reports Splash News. Indeed, the celeb photo site reveals Nicole in a very revealing black mesh tank stretched tight over the spawn pocket of Joel Madden's future child. TMZ, however, reported different lady lumps on display during Nicole's recent lunch with BFF Mischa Barton. For that occasion, the mama-in-waiting wore a skimpy halter dress that barely covered her maternity-enlarged top half. Dang, Mama!
The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman and still single
The engagement is off for Andy Baldwin and Tessa Horst from the tenth season of ABC’s “The Bachelor.”
Just months before their relationship took an about-face, Baldwin, a U.S. Naval Officer, explained their made-for-TV betrothment to Florida Sports Magazine. “We ended up falling in love. She is the type of woman I envisioned and prayed would come on the show. I proposed to her, which was quick, and I initially didn’t think that was going to happen. Now that the show is over, we’re definitely taking it slow and at our own pace.”
But now it seems that engagement was too quick, and they’ll be taking things even slower. “When the fantasy wore off and the reality set in, we both realized that we weren’t ready to be engaged,” Baldwin revealed exclusively to In Touch Weekly.
The couple hasn’t given up all together, as In Touch reports that the while the engagement is off, the relationship is still on.
There’s no word yet on whether Horst has returned the ring or the rose.
Dish on fly:
Singer/songwriter George Michael is finally getting some new work, but it’s not the career-boosting kind. Rolling Stone reports that Michael, 44, just started serving one hundred hours of community service this week. The former Wham! frontman is toiling at a homeless shelter in London to satisfy his sentence for driving while unfit earlier this year. … Cherubic-faced actor Jonah Hill, who stars in the new nerd-flick “Superbad,” isn’t as innocent as he looks. The Smoking Gun found that the 23-year-old was arrested last year for public urination. Apparently Hill was unable to contain himself in an alley by the Hollywood Boulevard Theater, home of “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Helen A.S. Popkin and Ree Hines.