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We talk a lot about Britney Spears. A lot.

Yet the pop star train wreck herself offers relatively few sound bites of late. We're not counting the "singing" on her new album of course.

Britney Spears, Jason Trawick at VMAs

Wednesday morning, Spears broken her silence on the recent controversy over her parenting skills and her negative public image, talking to metrosexual radio host and American Idol personality Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM show.

"I try to not let it get to me," she said.

As for the drama over her custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline for sons Sean Preston and Jayden James, she said, "People say what they want and do what they do... but it's sad how cruel our world can be."

When asked about recent fling Tony Romo (Ryan Seacrest personally said he saw her give him a lap dance at Les Deux October 26), she replied, "Who?"

Britney Spears said she thinks her new album, Blackout, was "cool" and her favorite song was "Heaven and Earth ... It is a really cool track."

Britney Spears calls her new album, which came out this week, Blackout. Which sure is convenient, since that's also what the lush calls Tuesday-Saturday nights.

She had a low-key celebration for the album release Tuesday. "We watched movies," she said. Probably not the Amy Fisher sex tape, although who knows.

As for whose idea it was for her to say "It's Britney, Bitch" in the intro to "Gimme More," Spears said, "the producer told me to say that." Well, there you go.

While Spears surprisingly made it to the interview with Seacrest and was halfway coherent, it wasn't exactly easy to get Britney's ass in gear. Or out of the sack.

At first, her "cousin" Alli Sims phoned in from Spears' Beverly Hills home and said she was trying to wake the train wreck up. Spears had overslept. Her producer pal, Sam Lutfi, was also overheard in the background.

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 We're still reeling from the ousting of Sabrina Bryan from Dancing with the Stars last night. And we're not alone.

"You know how much I love to talk and I'm at a loss for words," Julianne Hough said moments after Tuesday's live results show.

Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

"It just goes to show you that no matter how good you think your favorite is, you still have to vote. Sabrina definitely shouldn't have gone home tonight."

Hear that, Cameron Mathison fans? Don't let this soap opera star fall into the bottom two again next week.

Jennie Garth, meanwhile, consoled Bryan's mother, who sobbed quietly while watching her daughter do an obligatory round of post-show interviews.

"I am baffled," Maksim Chmerkovskiy said. "I've said it before and I'll say it again: People should vote for DANCERS! This is the most ridiculous elimination night ever. As far as I'm concerned the bar just dropped."

Chmerkovskiy's partner, Melanie Brown. was also in disbelief: "Seriously, I think somebody should do a recount. This makes no sense."

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Eddie Murphy has supposedly taken home a transvestite prostitute and denied being the father of Melanie Brown's baby.

Nevertheless, the actor and Tracey Edmonds are suddenly a model, traditional couple.

Eddie Murphy Photograph

"We haven't moved in together yet. We're waiting until we get married," Edmonds told People.

Wow. That's sort of refreshing to hear, in an age where Nicole Richie and Tameka Foster got knocked up before even walking down the aisle.

"I think it's going to be fun for my kids, because it's [been] just the three of us. If you come to my house, it's very peaceful, very quiet, and I think it's going to be fun for them to have other brothers and sisters to play with," Edmonds said.

Tracey closed by saying Eddie was a "great father," you know, when he actually wants to be and all.

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For three of the most turbulent months of Britney Spears' life, Kalie Machado was a witness to the wreckage, a constant presence by the "singer's" side.

As the great train wreck's personal assistant starting in December 2006, Kalie Machado soon found herself a featured player in Britney's daily soap opera.

In other words, part-time nanny to her kids / full-time drinking companion and shoulder to cry on. And, in the case of Shannon Funk, occasional lesbian lover.

Now back in Northern California where she grew up, Machado tells Us Weekly some of the heartbreaking details of Britney's breakup with FedEx, and how Spears even desperately tried to win the deadbeat back for a time.

"She wanted so badly to have the father of her babies. When Britney thought about Kevin not wanting her, she would bawl," said Kalie Machado (pictured above with Britney Spears). "She would just look at Sean Preston and Jayden James and say, 'Where's your daddy? I need help. Where's your daddy?'"

And Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1, were with Britney Spears when she and Federline had their final fight, something Kalie Machado says Brit felt she was tricked into. After following him to New York with their sons, "She stood up for herself, and it backfired... That was what [K-Fed] wanted."

Spears also hung her wedding dress in the bedroom of her Malibu home and kept framed photos of K-Fed all over the house. "She would ask, 'Why did he do this to me?'" Kalie Machado said, adding that "It just made her crazy and depressed."

Kalie Machado's conclusion? "She needs mental help," she says.

Heck, we could have told you that for less money, Us. But we're glad for Kalie's comments. Move over, Sam Lutfi. There's a new Spears pal grabbing headlines.

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Heather Mills says erroneous, irresponsible celebrity gossip reports that have referred to her as a gold-digging, one-legged former call girl have led this gold-digging, one-legged former call girl to contemplate suicide.

Paul McCartney's ex broke down in tears talking about it on Britain's GMTV on Wednesday.

Ugly Hair

"Everything they write is complete rubbish," the former Dancing with the Stars contestant said. "They've called me a 'whore', a 'gold-digger,' a 'fantasist,' a 'liar' and the most unbelievably hurtful things. ... I've been so close to suicide."

As reported by People, Mills went on to say she hasn't actually been offered anything in her divorce battle with McCartney.

"I've been offered nothing, okay? Nothing!" she said, claiming to be nearly $3 million in debt in lawyers fees.

"And that's as much as I can say now, or I go to jail for telling the truth. So I'm gagged at the moment, because I'm not allowed to say a word while the media are fed this spin by a certain corner."

And what corner is that?

"A certain part of the tabloid media created such a hate campaign against me, that they put my life and my daughter's life at risk," she continued. "That's why I considered killing myself because I thought, if I'm dead, she's safe and she can be with her father. And that's the truth. I'm sick of it."

We don't wish any actual harm on anyone... but we do hope Lynne Spears and Dina Lohan are paying attention. Free Britney and Lindsay!

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We knew it!

Once Amy Fisher came out with a sex tape, it was only a matter of time before Keeley Hazell did something to get back into the naked spotlight.

Enter the 2008 Keeley Hazell calendar...

Keeley Hazell Calendar

The British model is following in the nude footsteps of fellow English beauties who have already released calendars, such as Lucy Pinder and Gemma Atkinson.

We wonder what's taking Katie Price so long. Hope she's okay.

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  • Keeley Hazell Naked Pic

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Former child star and waif Ashley Olsen reportedly has a new, older man.

While we would normally take celebrity gossip reported by the New York Post or the New York Daily News with a grain of salt, when they're both reporting a story... you've got to at least reduce the size of that grain of salt.

The 21-year-old anorexic twin and bad dresser showed up to the Rose Bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel Monday night with ... Lance Armstrong! A Post spy said:

"They came together with a group of friends. Ashley Olsen drank red wine, sat on his lap and was making out with him all night. They left together around 2 a.m."

Ashley Olsen Elle Cover

Said a separate New York Daily News spy: "Ashley and Lance settled in and within minutes, he was whispering in her ear and she was giggling like a schoolgirl. They totally looked like they were on a date."

Sources say Lance Armstrong has been spending more time in New York City since he bought a home there recently. Another source said, "He tried to make [ex] Tory [Burch] happy when they were dating by buying a place here, but she couldn't deal with him not actually living in the same city, so they broke up."

Maybe the lesser-known of The Olsen Twins just wanted some tips on how to wear spandex well. Who knows.

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Asia Nitollano received most of the publicity for winning Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll. And then turning down the gig.

But Chelsea Korka has a message for readers: Don't forget about me!

The second-runner up from the aforementioned show may not be joining The Pussycat Dolls, either, but she is part of a new group created by Robin Antin, the founder of those famous Dolls.

It's called The Paradiso Girls - and Korka says the group is all about mixing enjoyment with different nationalities.

"The group is fun! The best thing about The Paradiso Girls is that there is no lead singer or performer," Chelsea recently said. "Each girl represents a certain country and each of us have something to bring to the group. If it's how we dance, sing, personality, or whatever it is, we are all different and it is very exciting!"

No lead singer or performer? Think that's a veiled shot at the head Pussycat Doll, Nicole Scherzinger?

Korka didn't elaborate, but she did say fans can look forward to hearing more from The Paradiso Girls soon:

"Everyone has to keep their eyes and ears open for us. We are still working on music, but you are not going to want to miss it!"

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Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo, who just signed a new $67 million contract, credits his football position for the public interest in his love life.

Asked at a team press conference, the NFL star was asked this: "How do you respond to reports that you were with Britney Spears this weekend?"

Trashy Britney Spears

Romo laughed and replied simply, "I think [it] sometimes goes with this position. Being the quarterback ... you're at the same place with someone else and people just run with it now." Well, okay, if you say so, Tony.

The Cowboys signal-caller says he's no stranger to being celebrity gossip fodder, having been linked to Jessica Simpson and Carrie Underwood.

"So it's just the position, I guess, in some ways. And you just learn that and shake your head every once in a while and you move on."

Spears and Romo were spotted together last weekend at the L.A. restaurant Ketchup, where Romo was having dinner, and then later with Spears pal and possible cousin Alli Sims and others at the Hollywood hotspot Les Deux.

Alli Sims and Britney Spears: Kissin' cousins... or somethin'. 

Alli Sims takes issue one some of the accounts of their evening - such as the widespread reports that Spears gave a lap dance to Tony Romo.

Explaining their activities, Sims said, "We were in a private area upstairs and sat down talking most of the night, but did get up to dance a little."

"The story is untrue," says Alli Sims, Britney's former assistant. "Tony is a gentleman, and Britney wouldn't do that, especially to a friend of mine."

She would pass out in a hotel room full of hard drugs and Howie Day... or be bent over and railed wheelbarrow style by JR Rotem, though. Just saying.

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- Chace rollin' solo style? Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford was spotted hitting up New York nightspot Butter ... without a certain someone. While many in the club wondered if his "friend" Carrie Underwood would show up, the young star, sporting a suit and skinny black tie, instead was seen with a different blonde.

- At the same club, one of the regulars, Diddy, kept a low profile, then chatted it up with another Butter mainstay, Jay-Z. The hip-hop moguls seemed to enjoy the mix of music (which was, conveniently, heavy on the Jay-Z hits).

Wino in St. Lucia

- Across town, Natalie Portman was seen rocking out at the Band of Thieves concert with a male friend (likely Nathan Bogle) in tow. "It looked like they were roaming around the East Village and wanted to hear some new music," says an onlooker.

- As her beleaguered European tour rolls on, a still-living Amy Winehouse took a pre-concert cruise around the tattoo parlors of Paris' Pigalle neighborhood with hubby Blake Fielder-Civil. The couple gawked at the Moulin Rouge cabaret and shared a kiss before making a stop at the L'Académie des Billiards.

- In Berlin to film the thriller The International, Naomi Watts stepped out with Liev Schreiber for supper at Sagrantino wine bar. Bor-ring.

- Okay, so this isn't exactly club news (or club news at all), but we love Mary-Louise Parker, who was seen working out with her trainer at Equinox in New York. They were doing weight training and work with a yoga ball. According to an onlooker, the actress "looked stunning... even in her gym clothes and no makeup."

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