Contrary to a report in yesterday's New York Post, train wreck Britney Spears has not nixed plans to record a duet with her ex-boyfriend, Justin Timberlake.
In fact, a source close to Britney tells Us Weekly that no such plan existed.
According to the source, "There have been absolutely no plans for Britney and Justin to record a duet together."
For once, we believe the Britney Spears source. There's no way Timberlake would risk his reputation as a serious musician by agreeing to record with this nut job.
Britney Spears. February 2007. Comment rendered unnecessary.
"There have been lots of discussions about who Britney is working with, and Justin has not been one of them," the source says. "Nothing with Justin Timberlake was ever even discussed. Justin has had no time to do it between planning his HBO special, his own Video Music Awards stuff and working with Madonna."
Meanwhile, a source also clarifies the Page Six claims about Spears' record label, Jive, and their concerns about Spears and her insane actions in recent months.
"Jive is still supportive of Britney and has no doubt she will deliver when the time comes. They are invested in her but obviously a little nervous for the performance because nobody exactly knows what she is going to do. She is working feverishly to pull it off. Jive just can't wait until they have music to play for people to show them what Britney has actually done."
Don't hold your breath, Jive.
We're curious as to how frolicking topless in the pool with Matt Encinias, possibly engaging in a lesbian romp with Shannon Funk or getting her freak on with Criss Angel signifies "working," but it's clear Spears is doing some things feverishly, at least.
Count this celebrity news site among those tuning in to the MTV VMAs September 9 to see the fallen star in action. Or to learn she bailed at the last second.