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The federal judge in the Britney Spears conservatorship case has issued an order extending the restraining order against Sam Lutfi.

The ultra-shady pal of Britney formally got served with the restraining order yesterday afternoon after weeks of deftly avoiding it.

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According to the order, Sam Lutfi must stay at least 250 feet away from Britney - and also have zero phone contact with her - through March 17.

What's more, a judge ruled that Lutfi has been properly served with legal papers after the douchebag's rep had challenged the service of process.

A photo taken in January of Sam Lutfi and Britney Spears, who he used to drug, verbally abuse and otherwise manipulate. What are friends for, right?

The federal judge has already indicated the case is headed back to state court, rejecting the recent, bizarre legal challenge to the conservatorship.

Lutfi has other problems, too, namely the LAPD investigation by the Robbery Homicide Division of his allegedly drugging Britney Spears.

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Rihanna and Chris Brown have said they're just pals.

That worked really well for Hayden Panettiere and Milo Ventimiglia.

Rihanna: Wedding Dress?

Despite public speculation that they're getting it on, the "Umbrella" collaborators have been coy about the nature of their relationship.

"We're just friends... We hang out," Chris Brown, 18, said at a Grammy Awards after-party on February 10.

Two days later, however, they were spotted walking hand-in-hand into a private room at L.A.'s hottest spot, Les Deux.

The occasion? A surprise 20th birthday party for Rihanna!

After the crowd - which included Kanye West and Wilmer Valderrama - belted out "Happy Birthday," Chris stood up and serenaded her with his own version, and she was beaming. He grabbed her after the song and kissed her!

The source adds that aside from his friendly dance-off with Wilmer Valderrama (he won, we hope) that night, Chris Brown and Rihanna "constantly had their hands all over each other and were rarely apart."

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The Gene Simmons sex tape has taken the web by, um, storm. But the KISS star hasn't reacted one way or the other - until now.

The rock star's legal team has taken an interesting first step in shutting down the website featuring the video, showing Gene Simmons having boring sex with some woman with his pants on as Foreigner blares in the background.

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The woman is not his longtime girlfriend and Playboy model, Shannon Tweed, but rather some model named Elsa. Who apparently won't kiss him.

According to TMZ, Gene Simmons' lawyers contacted Webmastercentral.com, the company which is responsible for the content on the website promoting the video - ordering them to cease and desist because of copyright infringement.

How is this copyright infringement?

Gene Simmons' lawyers claim the site had no right to use face paint to promote the skin flick, as it has done, because face paint is a KISS trademarked thing.

"I wanna know what love (and copyright infringement) is ... "

Now various reports are saying that the Gene Simmons sex tape is rather old and the copyright owner is ... wait for it ... Gene Simmons!

Apparently, Gene Simmoms got wind of the tape's existence a few years back and bought the rights. So how did it get leaked then?

Also, the sex tape was reportedly shot without Simmons' permission or knowledge - and may well be illegal. Story still developing ...

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Not in the same way, of course, but you get the idea.

While he recently came to the defense of Abbie Cornish, the actress who some say broke up Phillippe's marriage to Reese Witherspoon, yesterday he was standing by somebody entirely different, expressing his political views on a t-shirt.

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Yes, you can add Ryan Phillippe to the growing list of celebrities backing Barack Obama. Scarlett Johansson, Kate Walsh and will.i.am would be proud.

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Twice in one week? We know, it's crazy.

Some of these celebrity quotes, courtesy of People magazine, make this feature worth another shot, however. When celebs are sounding off on everything from Britney Spears to Oscars reality TV to politics, well...

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See for yourself in the week's top celebrity quotes:

"For me, it's like being Hillary Clinton. If it weren't for Barack Obama, it would have been a very good year." - George Clooney on his Oscar hopes

"Dressed like a rocker, but kinda looks like Justin Timberlake, doesn't he?" - Ryan Seacrest, after a performance by American Idol contestant Robbie Carrico, who once dated Britney Spears

"She can call me and come live in our house with us for a couple of months. I would help set her straight." - Heidi Klum, on Britney Spears

"We're like puppies right now. It's a lot of adrenaline and enthusiasm."
- Jon Stewart, on prepping for the Oscars

"It's a special thing if you get a nomination, or your film does. Then you go. But we don't have any nominations or anything like that in the house, so we sit in our jammies and watch it on the couch." - Charlize Theron

"I'm not trying to be cool, I'm not trying to be hip." - Clay Aiken

"I was told I'm doing The Bachelor." - Steve Guttenberg, who opted to appear on Dancing with the Stars instead

"We are not a very conservative couple. For decorations we put up penis balloons all over the place." - Christina Aguilera, on her son's Bris

"Madonna, eat your heart out. Britney Spears, eat your heart out. I would say we have diamond records coming - they're gonna sell 10-million plus." - Spencer Pratt, on girlfriend Heidi Montag's upcoming album

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We'll have to update our celebrity birthday calendar.

Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony are now the proud new parents of twins, a boy and a girl, Lopez's manager has announced to a curious world of entertainment news reporters.

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The babies were born early Friday in Long Island, New York. The girl was born at 12:12 a.m. and weighed 5 lbs. 7 oz.; the boy followed at 12:23 a.m., weighing 6 lbs.

"Jennifer and Marc are delighted, thrilled and over the moon," manager Simon Fields told People magazine.

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Sam Lutfi was formally served today with a temporary restraining order to keep him away from Britney Spears, People reports this afternoon.

The order was sought by the temporary co-conservators of Spears' $100 million estate - her father Jamie Spears and attorney Andrew Wallet.

A restraining order was obtained weeks ago, but Lutfi had managed to avoid getting formally served with it - which is required for it to take hold.

Until today, that is. Beeyotch.

Osama Lutfi had been accused by Britney's mother, Lynne Spears, of drugging and verbally abusing the struggling singer, trying to control her every move.

Britney Spears has been hospitalized twice already in 2008 and recently spent six days in the UCLA psychiatric ward.

Reports say Sam Lutfi was served at 11 a.m. PST as he left his apartment in West Los Angeles. Finally, they tracked him down. You got served, sucka!

The restraining order, which forbids Sam Lutfi from getting within 250 yards of Spears, her homes and her family's homes, alleges:

"Mr. Lutfi has drugged Britney Spears. He has cut Britney's home phone line and removed her cell phone chargers. He claims to control everything."

More details to come.

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Christian Slater, who once punched his girlfriend, Michelle Jonas, in the face while drunk and high on heroin, has turned into a real softie.

The reason? New girlfriend and Jimmy Choo shoe founder, Tamara Mellon.

"He does romantic things for me daily," Tamara Mellon told Us Weekly at last night's benefit for EIF's Women's Cancer Research Fund.

She and Christian Slater were set up through a mutual friend in London about five months ago. The rest has been totally romantic.

Tamara Mellon has won the heart of Christian Slater.

"What can I say, I was really blown away," Christian Slater, 38, told Us of meeting Tamara Mellon, 40. "I just couldn't believe it!

"She is beautiful, but there is a lot more going on with her, and we have already had a lot of great adventures together."

No word on whether said adventures include wild nights out or quiet evenings on the sofa watching the Gene Simmons sex tape.

"We are just taking it one day at a time," Slater said. "It's wonderful."

Next up for the couple: This weekend's Academy Awards.

Tamara Mellon said she has been "very busy this week getting all the shoes ready" for the celebrities on the red carpet.

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Jamie Spears apparently let Britney Spears out of her cage for a while yesterday, and released the holds on her credit cards as well.

The alleged singer was spotted spending some serious dough yesterday at Forever 21 at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles, California.

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Britney Spears wore her signature accessories - yellow, form-fitting top, black pants, big shades and one huge bodyguard. Back away!!

No word on what Britney bought at Forever 21, but if she wants to feel 21, she might try hitting the gym sometime instead of the mall.

Sorry. Just saying. Britney circa 2002 was so friggin' hot! Any Britney Spears pictures from the past 3-4 years don't even compare.

Mess with Britney Spears and this dude will end you.

While the star gets treatment for bipolar disorder, her conservators - dad Jamie and lawyer Andrew Wallet - are keeping her on a tight leash.

They're trying to cut her off from the bad seeds like Sam Lutfi, who remains under investigation by the LAPD for drugging Britney.