Britney Spears' ex denies sex tape rumors

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By Ree Hines

The sex tape Britney Spears’ ex-boyfriend was said to be shopping around just doesn’t exist.

At least that’s the latest word from the man himself, Adnan Ghalib. The former paparazzo, who was once an ever-present fixture in the pop star’s life, is now speaking out.

Earlier this week, Heat magazine published a story detailing Adnan’s alleged attempt to sell a two-hour tape, which supposedly featured the “Toxic” singer wearing nothing but her once-signature pink wig. In an interview with Star, Adnan insists the report was completely fabricated.

“There is no sex tape, and I’ve never claimed there is one,” he said. “I don't know where these quotes I’m supposed to have said have come from. What I do know is they certainly didn't come from me and they are completely false.”

The ex-lensman went on to say the sex-tape story distressed him, and he intends to clear his name by taking legal action.

Fatherhood changed Russell Crowe Forget the hotheaded, phone-pitching Russell Crowe of the past. The Australian actor says he’s cleaned up his act and now has his temper in check, thanks to his two sons.

“The drinking thing has sort of taken a different place in my life since I had kids,” Russell told Extra. “There are a whole lot of things I don't do anymore because it affects my level of patience.”

And according to the star of the upcoming “Body of Lies,” being a dad to 4-year-old Charles and 2-year-old Tennyson is all about patience.

“I don't want to be in that place where I'm exasperated with these beautiful children,” he said.

Lindsay’s in a healthy relationship, says pal

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While Lindsay Lohan remains unwilling to publicly confirm or deny whether her relationship with Samantha Ronson is a romantic one, a pal tells OK! the two are not only a hot item, but it’s the healthiest love connection LiLo’s made.

“This is the first healthy relationship Lindsay has ever had,” a friend of the actress told the magazine. “Both Lindsay and Samantha have total mutual respect and love for each other. All the nonsense Lindsay’s had in past relationships — the crazy fights, cheating and general immaturity — is totally absent. This is the real thing.”

Dish on the flyWhile filming “Duplicity” with Billy Bob Thornton, Julia Roberts allegedly had to force herself not to dig for dish about his famous ex-wife. The National Enquirer reports the actress has an ear for gossip when it comes to Angelina Jolie. “Of course, Julia and Brad Pitt are friends, but she hasn’t spent much time with Angelina, and she is very curious about her,” a pal revealed. “Julia said that every time she felt the urge to ask Billy Bob about his ex, she bit her tongue — she just didn’t know how he would take it.” … “Hannah Montana’s” Cody Linley hopes a certain famous friend comes out to see him strut his ballroom stuff. “I talked to Miley (Cyrus) the other day and said, ‘Hey, homey, I’m going to your birthday party, so you need to come see me on ‘Dancing with the Stars!’” the 18-year-old told UsMagazine.com. “She is super-busy, but she is definitely planning on coming to see me!”

Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Ree Hines.