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Simpson and Mayer aren't calling it quits yet

Jessica Simpson reportedly broke up with boyfriend John Mayer — but the split isn’t working out so well, according to In Touch.
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Jessica Simpson isn’t back on the market quite yet.

The “Dukes of Hazzard” star reportedly broke up with boyfriend John Mayer — but the split isn’t working out so well, according to In Touch.

Mayer was spotted leaving Simpson’s New York hotel room at the Soho Grand yesterday, reports the mag. He was said to be smiling.

“They definitely went on a date last night,” a “pal” of Simpson told In Touch. But now, apparently, Simpson is cautious about getting back with Mayer — who had told her when they briefly split that he needed space.

“She still loves him, but he’s not stable,” the friend said. “He’s scared of commitment. He breaks up with her and then regrets it and then begs her to get back together.”

Readin', writin' and ScientologyIs Scientology being taught in public schools?

With the help of John Travolta, educational techniques developed by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard are being used in a Louisiana public school, according to Florida’s St. Petersburg Times.

In the mayhem that followed Hurricane Katrina, Celebrity Scientologists, including Travolta and Isaac Hayes, “played key roles” in persuading Prescott Middle School in Louisiana to adopt a Hubbard program called Applied Scholastics, reports the St. Petersburg Times.

Defenders of the program say that students’ scores have improved since it has been put in use — and insist that Applied Scholastics has nothing to do with Scientology, other than the man who created it.

Critics, however, disagree. Teaching the studying technique is “covert religious instruction” Dave Touretsky, a research professor at Carnegie Mellon University, told the Times, and he said that using it in schools could be unconstitutional.

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