It looks like Britney Spears may be willing to pay a steep price to have her kids in her life, according to the News of the World.
Following Britney’s well-publicized meeting with ex-hubby Kevin Federline and his lawyers last week, a friend of the singer discussed Brit’s state of mind and her custodial tactics with the publication.
“She is a caring, devoted (mom), despite her crazy lifestyle,” Brit's pal told the paper. “The kids mean the world to her. However, she has finally come to terms with the fact that the way things are heading, she is going to lose them. She is absolutely petrified at that thought — and she knows she will not win full custody. So she has decided to reach a compromise with Kevin where she will have (primary) custody.”
After already pitching a deal to get K-Fed’s team to stop the public Brit-bashing, NOTW claims the troubled pop star plans to put forth a “multi-million dollar cash-for-kids” offer in her effort to keep her children.
Federline was allegedly seeking a 70/30 custody division, giving him the bigger share of face time with little Sean Preston and Jayden James. This new arrangement would reverse that.
“If he got custody, it would mean massive sums in child (support) and that is what Britney thinks he is after,” the friend said. “She thinks if she gives him a wad of dollars, he can go take it and knock himself out.”
Paris discounts adoption rumors as ‘retarded’Rumors that Paris Hilton wants to adopt a matching set of daughters just aren’t true. The heiress set the record straight in a recent interview with People.
People caught up with Paris last Friday at the Kate Somerville White Room Emmy suite. “Someone just said that I’m adopting four blonde babies,” Hilton said. “That’s retarded. No, I’m not.”
Apparently Paris has no immediate plans for motherhood. But would she consider adoption in the future? “Maybe, but I want to have my own children,” she told the magazine.
Paris also told People that, despite their frequent outings together, her relationship with “Entourage” actor Adrian Grenier isn’t romantic. “(We're) totally just friends,” she said. “We met a couple years ago (and) we’ve stayed friends. He’s been like kind of a mentor to me, teaching me about the environment and what I can do.”
“I think it’s cool to talk to someone in L.A. who has more to talk about than all this artificial crap people talk about. It’s nice to talk to someone who’s real.”
No word on who Adrian turns to when he wants to talk to someone real.
Dish on the flyThe seven-year feud between supermodel Naomi Campbell and Spice Girl Victoria Beckham may be finally coming to an end. The Guardian Unlimited reports that the former friends, who fell apart after Posh referred to Naomi as “a massive cow” on television, could patch things up for a charity catwalk benefiting UK flood victims. . . . Colin Farrell’s bad boy image took a beating as the Toronto Sun revealed his good guy ways. A homeless man, who once won money in a radio-station challenge by convincing the actor to go on the air, got the star treatment from Farrell himself. According to the Sun, Farrell took the man into a shop and told the staff to give him “whatever he needs.” His needs included a $500 jacket, boots, underwear, socks and more. Then the “Alexander” star gave the guy “a wad of twenties” and paid his rent for a year.
Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Helen A.S. Popkin and Ree Hines.