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Madonna's latest young friend: Lindsay Lohan

Has Madonna already found a replacement for Britney Spears?

The Material Girl reportedly because the “Oops, I Did It Again” crooner failed to fully embrace Kabbalah and had returned to Baptist roots. Now, the buzz is that Madonna has become very tight with Lindsay Lohan, sharing religious and professional tips with the “Mean Girls” star.

Lohan recently acknowledged that she was “looking into Kabbalah,” and now, Madonna wants to sing a duet with the potential convert, according to In Touch Weekly.

“Madonna’s giving Lindsay advice on her music career, and she wants to work on a film with Madonna, too!” an insider told the mag. The source says the two talk a few times a week and are planning a “spiritual journey” once Madonna’s current tour is over. “They’re going to visit the Holy Land,” the insider says.

Neither Madonna’s nor Lohan’s rep responded to The Scoop’s requests for comment.

Smackdown for ParisCharlotte Church has given new CD a scathing review.

The Welsh singing sensation, who rose to fame with her stunning soprano when she was still a teen, has blasted the partying heiress’s singing voice as “bloody awful.”

“When I heard Paris Hilton’s single, I thought, ‘Wow, isn’t it amazing what NASA technology can do with someone’s voice,’” Church told the London Independent. “Paris is bloody awful. Honestly, I heard a bit of it on the radio and it’s terrible.”

Notes from all overTom Cruise reportedly wants Katie Holmes to get in shape for her wedding. The “Top Gun” star has put the on a post-pregnancy diet, according to Life & Style weekly, consisting of low foods, vitamins, and a rigorous cardio regime. Cruise’s rep tells The Scoop, “It’s not true.”  . . . Mariah Carey is denying reports that she’s planning to perform a duet with Whitney Houston.  . . . What on earth was Jenna Elfman referring to when she asked film director John Roecker, “Have you raped a baby?” The “Keeping the Faith” star reportedly asked the question of Roecker when she saw him wearing a T-shirt mocking her religion, Scientology. “It’s one of the questions Scientologists are asked by Scientology leaders when they’ve misbehaved,” a source familiar with the religion explains.

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