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Another day, another introspective, philosophical letter to fans from the incomparable mess known only as Britney Spears.

On her website Tuesday, Britney Spears is telling fans that she was "so lost" during the months following her divorce.

Britney Spears' Rack

In the message, the 25-year-old mother of two says that she doesn't think that alcohol or depression were to blame for her stint in rehab.

No, of course not. That never has anything to do with it. Right, Lindsay Lohan?

Rather, the former Mrs. Kevin Federline claims she was "like a bad kid running around with ADD" and goes on to thank her fans for supporting her during those turbulent months.

"I am only human people and I love you for still loving me," she writes, apparently eschewing punctuation, grammar and spelling at will.

She adds that she feels "truly blessed" for having sons, Sean Preston, 20 months, and Jayden James, 8 months, in her life.

Here's Britney Spears' entire letter below:

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I just wanted to reach out to all of you and explain some of the things that I have been faced with recently.

It's so funny how many stories are put out there about people. It's like we all want our side of the story out there as well, but at the end of the day only a few people care to hear what is really going on since the bad is always so much more interesting than the truth. I don't know why, but this is so weird to me.

I used to be angry at the tabloids for printing horrible things about me, but now I try to just be numb to what I see. I saw Tyra Banks once get really upset and cry on her show because they made her look fat. We all want a certain image of ourselves out there, and at some point we all do really care what other people think or we wouldn't be here.

Recently, I was sent to a very humbling place called rehab. I truly hit rock bottom. Till[sic] this day I don't think that it was alcohol or depression. I was like a bad kid running around with ADD. I had a manager [Larry Rudolph] from a long time ago come in and try to direct me and my life after I got my divorce.

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It's a photo finish of gigantic and anemic proportions. These two women may not be bringing sexy back, but they're taking their trademark looks (at least lately) to new levels.

On the left, we've got Salma Hayek, showing off that ginormous booty while out to lunch Sunday. No wonder they're making a movie about her called Knocked Up*.

Many fans might be tuned off by this pic, but we're sure that François-Henri Pinault, who put a baby up in that, is digging her maternal curves.

The mom-to-be sported a black t-shirt with the words "Stylish. Sexy. Pregnant." written across her huge breasts. We have no further comment at this time.

To the right, we have Simple Life star and apparent Darfur refugee Nicole Richie. Holy frickin' mother of ... Wow. And we thought Keira Knightley was thin.

Nicole, seen here embarking on a coffee run, is in need of a hell of a lot more than a caffeinated beverage. Her skeletal frame makes Britney Spears' frumpy new Flintstones clothing style seem like the sexiest thing ever.

Which look is hotter? You decide! Let us know.

* - Yes, we know it's a comedy starring Katherine Heigl.

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You really have to hand it to Britney Spears. For two reasons:

  1. She hasn't wrecked her car in a drunken, coked-up state AFTER leaving rehab (sorry, Lindsay Lohan), then gone out clubbing again after that.
  2. Bad as this train wreck's fashion sense may be, she always keeps things interesting at least.

The mother of poor Jayden James is leaving behind her bohemian cowgirl look for (as TMZ puts it) the latest Flintstones-meets-Southwestern-sushi-bar-chic …

Britney Spears' Ass Returns

The only question? If Britney is Pebbles, who's Bam-Bam? Howie Day? Jason Filyaw? Isaac Cohen? Ryan Phillippe? K-Fed? Columbus Short? Bam Margera?

The tanning pop princess was spotted on her way into a sushi bar in Beverly Hills this weekend, after leaving a tanning salon in this curiously lovely sun ensemble.

While this is an improvement (for her) this getup still makes us wonder if she can actually see through those coke bottle sunglasses, which may or may not be made out of recycled glass from her washer-dryer set. Al Gore would be proud.

Frightening as it sounds, Britney might want to take some fashion tips from little Terra Jole. The miniature Brit is looking downright hot in her old school Britney outfits.

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Looks like "Mini Britney" has her very own pint-sized "PopoZao," if you know what we're talking about.

We're talking about a little person version of Kevin Federline.

Sexy Britney Photo

TMZ was at Beacher's Madhouse in Las Vegas this weekend where Terra Jole, a.k.a. Mini Britney Spears, rocked out pretty damn hard to two of Spears' biggest hits, "Toxic" and "Oops ... I Did it Again."

Terra Jole shook that sexy midget booty in her racy Britney-inspired uniforms - a flight attendant and red latex spacesuit.

Even more so than Miss USA Rachel Smith taking a spill at the Miss Universe pageant, it truly must be seen to be believed (click here to watch Rachel eat it).

Mid-performance, a gold-chain, wifebeater-wearing, thugged-out K-Fed look-alike (played by someone aptly named Wee Matt) took over the stage, and just like the couple's colossal counterparts, they argued!

Mini Brit even offered some tender parting words to the lil' guy - "Get the f**k outta here!"

She's good, that little Britney. Wonder who's gonna get custody of mini-Sean Preston and Jayden James Federline.

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A Hollywood bidding war is going down right now for the feature film rights to a new, controversial book about the life and death of Princess Diana.

The movie will mainly focus on Diana's struggle with the paparazzi. Just imagine if she had to deal with celebrity gossip sites too, gosh.

Although the rights have not been snatched up, sources say that the cute, maybe anorexic Keira Knightley has already been tabbed to play the Princess.

A source said:

"Already the word in Hollywood is ‘get Keira Knightley!' It's a story that has everything; pathos, tragedy, comedy, adventure... and Princess Diana."

They believe that because of the recent and massive success of The Queen that this Princess Diana movie will make even more money.

While we can see a movie being made about Diana if it's done well, we just have to say that the girlfriend of Rupert Friend is clearly not the one for the part.

At least get someone who can portray different emotions and not just be the "innocent heroine." Maybe Kate Middleton?

Hey, with the way she's been looking lately, they could still cast Keira Knightley in the film somewhere... as a skinny Prince William.

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Nicole Richie may have mended fences with her one-time nemesis Paris Hilton, but the tiny reality TV "star" faces another personal problem.

For once, we're not talking about the fact that she doesn't eat.

Nicole Richie has reportedly shunned her mother, Brenda Harvey-Richie, even as she remains in the hospital after major surgery.

"Brenda was in the hospital. She had a hysterectomy," said a source.

"Nicole hasn't visited her since."

In other mom-daughter news, a similar spat meant Britney Spears reportedly didn't visit her hospitalized mother, Lynne, on Mother's Day.

Richie, who is not back in rehab as some sites reported, has been making regular visits to her therapist, and insiders say her issues with her mom may be to blame:

"The two have not been getting along lately."

Richie's rep had no comment on the feud, which makes the Rosie O'Donnell - Elisabeth Hasselbeck rift seem downright cordial.

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Thanks to People for this collection of celebrity sound bites...

"If I was her, I would hit someone the second I got in there and go into PC, protective custody. Then she's just got to sit in there and read some books."
- Law & Order: SVU star Ice-T, when asked by New York magazine if he had any advice for Paris Hilton before she went to jail.

THG NOTE: Kind of similar to our initial (Office Space-inspired) advice to her, which was to either kick someone's ass the first day, or become someone's bitch.

"What can I say besides... farewells are always difficult."
- Rosie O'Donnell, responding to fan support over her feud with her View co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, during her regular blog Web cast. ABC and O'Donnell announced Friday that she's not returning to the show.

"On this one I think Rosie should win. I think anybody that's against the war in Iraq is the winner of the fight, because to justify the war in Iraq ... only an imbecile could do that."
- Rosie's former nemesis Donald Trump, siding with O'Donnell in her feud with Hasselbeck

"I feel fabulous... When I wake up in the morning and I haven't had my coffee and I stumble downstairs, I'm like, '... Oh, s---' I completely forget that I've done this. And I have a few moments where I'm, like, 'Who's that?'"
- X-Men star Anna Paquin, on joining the ranks of Hollywood stars who've gone blonde

"They were very sweet and they poured me a vodka and orange juice and then I was fine."
- Eva Mendes, on having to be coaxed to do her very first on-screen nude scene with Joaquin Phoenix for her new film We Own the Night

"To think that Yoko Ono would even see it makes me want to throw up."
- Paul Rudd, discussing taking on the role of John Lennon in the rock-biopic parody Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, to Entertainment Weekly

"Both are ways to make a good dishonest living."
- Keith Richards, on snorting his dad. Just kidding. What the guitar god refers is being a rock star compared to a pirate. Keith portrays Johnny Depp's dad in the new Pirates of the Caribbean sequel. Depp has admitted his portrayal of the character is based on Richards.

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Actress Keira Knightley has accepted a 3,000-pound (6,000 dollar, 4,460 euro) settlement of her libel claim against London's Daily Mail over a story suggesting she was responsible for the death of an anorexic teen.

Scarlett Johansson Nude Photo

Much as we love making skinny jokes and constant cracks about Keira Knightley's weight, or lack thereof (snap!) we have to admit that's a ridiculous claim.

It would be like blaming Lily Allen every time some girl gives blow jobs on a school playground or holding Lindsay Lohan responsible for every DUI in Southern California.

Keira Knightley also said the story "falsely suggested" that she suffered from eating disorders.

We're just going to take a pass on that one.

Kate Wilson, representing Associated Newspapers, the publisher of the Daily Mail, told a court Thursday that Knightley was not responsible for a death, and that Knightley "does not have an eating disorder, and has not misled the public."

In January, the Daily Mail published a Keira Knightley photo of her in a bikini with the headline: "If pictures like this one of Keira carried a health warning, my darling daughter might have lived."

Knightley's lawyer, Simon Smith, said the article could be interpreted to say that she was personally responsible for the death of Sophie Mazurek, 19, who had suffered from anorexia.

The Love Actually and comic porn star, who was not present in court, intends to donate the settlement to Beat, an eating disorder and mental illness charity.

Then, she and Rupert Friend plan on being photographed somewhere in London looking frightening and gaunt.

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Singer Lily Allen was once expelled from school for channeling her inner Antonella Barba.

Yes, she was suspended for being a mediocre singer.

Sam Cooper and Lily Allen

Not!

But seriously folks. What got the British singing sensation in trouble way back when was her penchant for performing sex acts at recess. Really.

In a recent interview, Lily Allen revealed that back in the day, she got kicked out of school for:

"Doing things that I shouldn't have been doing with boys that I shouldn't have been doing at that young age. Smoking cigarettes, drinking."

It's better than crashing one's car (*cough* Lindsay Lohan) when coked up and drunk. When pushed about what she was doing with boys, Allen laughed:

"I was giving blow jobs."

Move over, Kelis. You and your milkshake have company.

Sadly, when asked for more details, Lily Allen's lips - unlike back on the ol' playground - were uncharacteristically sealed.

"I don't want to go into it," she said. "It's not good."

Lily apparently meant it when she said she was more of a bad girl than pseudo-rival alt-Brit pop star Amy Winehouse.

Heck, Amy is an old married lady who can't stop singing the praises of Blake Fielder-Civil. She's practically over the hill!

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We apologize for this post right away, because it makes Amy Winehouse's lovey-dovey comments on Blake Fielder-Civil seem monumentally important.

This is celebrity gossip at its worst. The kind of thing you're forced to report when you're working a double shift on a national holiday.

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It's either a slow news decade in Louisiana, or Katie Holmes gets a lot more publicity than is really necessary.

We're guessing it's the latter, but we're happy to report that for the crew working on Katie Holmes' new movie, Mad Money, in Shreveport, La., TGIF means "Treats and Goodies, It's Friday."

Forgive us while we pull a Mischa Barton and go throw up the treats and goodies we ate last night.

The actress has been treating her fellow cast and crew to a tasty surprise every week. This Friday's special? Snow cones in "every flavor you could think of," an insider tells People.

"We're always wondering all week, 'What's Katie going to do this Friday?" the source says. "The snow cones were great because it's in the high 80s. They melt fast, but it's great."

A snow cone truck pulled up to the set around 3 p.m. Friday, and as word spread among the cast and crew, a line quickly formed to share in the shaved ice and flavored syrup treats that are popular in the South.

Lame as she is, you have to commend Katie's good spirit. You think porn star Katee Holmes treats the staff of her films like this?

Or Lindsay Lohan? The raging Crotch of Fire would probably just have her dealer roll in and distribute flasks, dime bags and eight balls.

Since shooting began on Mad Money, a comedy also staring Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah and Ted Danson, Holmes has treated the entire cast and crew â€" 200-300 people â€" to a treat!

"The first Friday was smoothies," the insider says. "Then we had the ice cream, pizza, cupcakes, Coke floats and now snow cones."

No, not the Lohan kind of coke.

Hubby Tom Cruise and daughter Suri Cruise are frequent visitors to the set.

Suri Cruise was even there on Friday without Tom Cruise.

"She was walking down the hall today - someone waved and said 'hi,' and she just giggled," says the source. "She's a happy baby."

Good to see the spirit of Scientology is strong with her.