Just when it looked like the custody battle for Jayden James and Sean Preston couldn’t get much uglier, Star reports that Britney Spears might take her kids on the run. “Britney told Kevin to look out because one day, when she has them she just may disappear forever!” a Federline family insider told the magazine. “Kevin is freaked out and wants to get a restraining order on her. He has one of the kids’ nannies reporting back on whatever happens!”
The exes currently share equal custody, but Britney isn’t beyond taking the kids without their father’s permission, Star points out. She even didn’t mention her recent Las Vegas family field trip to Federline, even though neither is supposed to take the kids out of Los Angeles County without written permission from the other parent. “Kevin is afraid that Britney could take off at any moment with the kids,” says another Star insider. “That’s why he wants to hurry and finalize their custody agreement!”
Just how far would Britney go to keep the kids away from K-Fed? “She told Kevin she’d split to another country, probably France,” says the magazine’s source. “Kevin feels she could pull it off with enough money and the right connections!”
Still, this could just be one of the many rumors that are starting to wear on Britney, according to Life & Style.” Britney feels a mix of anger and sadness,” an insider told the magazine. “She knows she isn’t a perfect mom, but it’s hurtful to be picked apart.”
Britney herself told Life & Style that “My babies are my life, I love them more than anything.” She also appreciates those who support her in this difficult time. “I love my fans, I really do. They’re so sweet to me.”
Kelsey Grammer revisits old wounds
By the age of 20, “Frasier” star Kelsey Grammer was all too familiar with loss, following the murders of both his father and sister. In an interview with Parade Magazine, Grammer talks about the traumas of his youth and the hard road they led him down. In particular, he discusses his chance to finally face the man that brutally assaulted and killed his sister, Karen Grammer.
“Recently, I got news that the man who did this to Karen is now eligible for parole,” he told Parade. “There is a hearing sometime later this year that I will attend. I am angry about him. I never had the opportunity to speak for my sister before. I will now.”
Hayden Panettiere lets them eat cake
Newly legal celebuteen Hayden Panettiere celebrated her birthday in style at the LG House in Malibu on Tuesday night. But TMZ reports that the starlet aimed to please more than just her costars and A-list party guests. Panettiere’s own assistant was sent outside to serve up slices of red velvet cake to the paparazzi waiting to get a glimpse of the birthday gal.
Dish on the fly:
New DNA tests continue to reveal that the late Godfather of Soul was also a father to many. Rolling Stone reports that, for the third time in as many weeks, another person has been identified as James Brown’s offspring. … Richard Gere still looks good from behind, according to Extra. Director Richard Shepard spoke to Extra about the celebrity’s rump, and a backside-double that went unused. “We did it at the airport … we had the runway shut down … as planes were circling, the butt came out.” … Anna Nicole’s daughter Dannielynn turns one next month, and Us Weekly discloses that daddy, Larry Birkhead, has a party in the works. The guest list, which includes Dolly Parton, already totals 200.
Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Helen A.S. Popkin and Ree Hines.