Report: Britney is boozing, binging, spending

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By By Jeannette Walls

Is Britney Spears already off the wagon?

The recently rehabbed star is having trouble staying away from the booze, and according to one report, that’s not her only problem.

Spears is “drinking heavily again, binge shopping and eating like there’s no tomorrow,” according to Star magazine. What’s more, the "Toxic" singer is jeopardizing her cherished relationship with kid sister Jamie Lynn because of her ongoing feud with her mother, Lynne.

“On several occasions, I have seen her pouring alcohol into energy drink cans,” a source told the tab. And, says one insider: “Britney requests that her alcohol be served in carafes rather than in bottles. Once, a waitress made the mistake of bringing her a bottle.  Brit grabbed her arm and told her she couldn’t be seen with it.”

Spears reportedly caused a scene at the L.A. nightclub Joseph on June 25. The singer stripped down to a purple bra and “was dancing and singing her own music, which she brought in,” an “observer” told Star. She allegedly was also “brazenly flirting” with DJ Eric Cubiche, although his fiancée actress Jaime Pressley was nearby. The “seething” star of “My Name Is Earl,” who ,  is said to have “played it cool.”

Spears is also said to have been on a “major spending spree” and is eating so much that her washboard abs are just a memory.

Then there’s the strife with her family. “Jamie Lynn and Britney have always been close, but Jamie Lynn thinks Britney is being cruel, especially after everything their mom did for her,” a “friend” told the tab. “Jamie Lynn wants it to stop.”

Lachey won't kiss and tellLooks like Nick Lachey doesn’t have a whole lot more to say about that sex tape he made with girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo.

The former boy bander was doing a live satellite interview with a television show in New York, dealing with softball questions about baseball and such, when the topic of his hot tub frolics with Minnillo came up. Lachey turned stony-faced and the screen went to color bars.

“I guess he doesn’t want to talk about it,” one of the anchors chuckled.

Notes from all overLindsay Lohan is hoping to get back with her ex, Harry Morton, according to In Touch Weekly. The two split in September, and got back together for the day on July 4. “There’s a part of her that’s hoping they can get back together once she completes rehab,” a pal told the mag.  ... Courtney Love is hot for Noel Fielding. The rocker spent her 43rd birthday with the British comedian, according to the buzz.  ... Nicole Richie is shopping for a bridal gown, according to Life & Style, which reports that Giorgio Armani, YSL and Zac Posen are on her short list of designers. The ultra-skinny reality show star — who is rumored to be pregnant — was spotted on July 3 at Eduardo Lucero, an LA boutique that specializes in wedding dresses.

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