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Britney’s new hobby: Pole dancing

Now Britney Spears is stripping.

The panty-eschewing singer has been pole-dancing with her new best friend, Paris Hilton, who has been giving her private striptease lessons, according to U.K. reports. The two have reportedly been practicing on a stripper pole in Hilton’s Hollywood house.

“Paris took Britney upstairs where she fitted her in a blue tutu, and then Paris put on a matching tutu,” a source told the London Star. “They then went downstairs and danced at Paris’ in-house stripper pole. Britney loves her new moves and can’t wait to get a fella and test them out.”

Meanwhile, Hilton has been spotted stroking Spears’ thigh, leading some to believe that they were planning a same-sex gesture at the Billboard Music Awards, but the two have since pulled out of hosting duties.

“Maybe they were going to reprise the stunt Britney and Madonna pulled,” says one source, referring to the smooch at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, “but they decided that it was so three years ago.”

Playing daddyWhile Spears is gallivanting, Kevin Federline has been busy decorating his sons’ new nursery.

“He’s setting up house in the Hollywood Hills and he’s required to provide ‘adequate space’ for the two kids when they visit,” according to a source. “He’s spending $25,000 on the nursery and he’s having both boys’ rooms done in a circus theme, complete with murals of clowns and elephants.”

The source says he’s spending $25,000 at PetitTresor.com, and is having custom-made cribs built, one for Sean that looks like a lion and one that looks like an elephant for Jayden.

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