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The Gossip has learned that Britney Spears and her estranged husband, Kevin Federline, have mutually agreed to a custody arrangement during the month of January.

Under the terms of the agreement, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court yesterday, Britney and Kevin will have joint legal custody of their two children, one-year-old Sean Preston and four-month-old Jayden James.

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Britney Spears will have a much greater share of physical custody, while Kevin's physical custody is extremely limited.

He will be allowed to be with the children from noon to 4:00 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday... but only at Spears' residence.

The agreement states Spears can be present, but no one may interfere with Kevin Federline's right to be with the children.

That includes any vagrants Britney might have invited over, such as J.R. Rotem or sister Jamie Lynn Spears, and certainly the disgusting Paris Hilton.

Also under the terms of the stipulation, K-Fed is allowing Spears to take the children to Miami, Fla. for a week, today through the 11th.

No agreement has been reached on the parents' custody matters after January.

In her official petition for divorce, filed in early November, Spears asked the court for sole physical and legal custody of the couple's two children.

The aspiring rapper filed a countersuit one day later, asking for the exact same thing - along with an additional stipulation that Britney must wear pants.

Okay, just kidding about that last part. He did write a vengeful note, though.

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Two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank plays a real-life teacher who becomes an inspiration for troubled teens in the movie Freedom Writers, which opens this weekend.

At the premiere last night in L.A., Hilary met up with Patrick Dempsey, who plays her husband. Even though they worked together while filming the movie, she can't help but be struck by how good looking the Grey's Anatomy leading man is. The same goes for Patrick... when he sees (or even thinks about himself). Yes. He is that McDreamy, folks.

Patrick Dempsey Style

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Party-crazed media target Britney Spears has posted a new message on her official site owning up to past mistakes and thanking fans for their support.

Maybe now, as The Hollywood Gossip urged yesterday, people will look past her flaws and continue to support the star for who she is. Here's what her note below:

Britney and Jason Stroll

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Dear Fans,

It has been a while since I've addressed you personally here on my official website. The last couple of years have been quite a ride for me, the media has criticized my every move and printed a skewed perception of who I really am as a human being.

Behind every decision I have made in my public life there always seems to be an apparent contradiction. I have come to terms with that which is why I usually don't pay much attention to it.

The last couple of years have been very enlightening for me and now that I've had the time to be "me," I've been able to sit down and think about where I want to go with myself as an entertainer with absolutely no strings attached.

I am now more mature and feel like I am finally "free."

I've been working so hard on this new album and I can't wait for you all to hear it and to go on tour again! I would like to exclusively tell you that I am working hard to release the new album sometime later this year, but the date is of course not certain yet.

I look forward to coming back this year bigger and better than ever, and to also reaching out to my fans on a more personal level.

I noticed today that one of my biggest fan sites is shutting down soon and I want you all to know that I do understand all the reasons that went behind making that decision, and I am sad to see it closing.

If I were you I'd be unhappy too if I had to read what I've been reading every day. But trust me, I get it. I know I've been far from perfect and the media has had a lot of fun exaggerating my every move, but I want you all to know that I love my fans so much, and I appreciate everything you have done for me, so Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Love,
Britney

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So does this mean no more nude Britney Spears pictures? If not, we're okay with that. She needs to figure herself out, which she seems to be focused on, according to this message. Maybe, instead of revealing shots of the commando queen, we'll be treated to something more wholesome - like Jayden James pictures! That and a new album would possibly make 2007 the best year of all time.

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Despite her ever-changing hair color, Mary-Kate Olsen (below, left) has kept one constant in her life - anorexia. Oops, we mean her boyfriend. That's Max Snow. He's a New York rocker type, people say. He may or may not be an actual musician (our research team is trying to confirm that), but he's a rock star in the eyes of Mary-Kate.

Max and his hobo lumberjack girlfriend, who have been an item since October, head out for coffee before checking out an L.A. art gallery on Thursday. Looks like they are having a fun time. Which is great, because Mary-Kate should enjoy herself now before Max Snow stars railing Paris Hilton, as is customary for her beaus.

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Meanwhile, sister Ashley Olsen, who's gone back to blonde herself, shows off her dark sense of style during a solo shopping outing in Beverly Hills on Thursday. Oh, those crazy Olsen Twins, always having to look the same. Which reminds us, there are probably some Full House re-runs on somewhere. That Kimmy girl is so hot!

Is it just us, or does Ashley look like an evil villain of some sort in that picture? Or a zombie? She and the vampire who possessed Britney Spears yesterday should hang out.

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Right after we finished discussing the latest in the Jim Lampley domestic violence arrest, we came across this mug shot of Carl Raymond Cheney - the dude accused of entering the home of a handsome soap opera star and attacking him on New Year's Eve.

Cheney allegedly ran into the back yard of Drake Hogestyn's Malibu, Calif., home, screaming "Where is he? I will cast him out!"

Referring to Hogestyn as his longtime Days of Our Lives character, John Black, the nutjob then confronted him, at which point the actor took control of the situation in a manner that would make his Days of Our Lives fans, and producers, proud.

Hogestyn "delivered a right cross to the chin" that sent Cheney flying down the stairs. Then he duct-taped his hands and feet together until the police arrived and arrested Cheney. Sounds like a case of life imitating art!

Cheney remains in custody on $150,000 bail. Hogestyn remains the man! If only we could convince K-Fed to break into his house next.

NOTE: While it's not really appropriate to put some random stalker in our exclusive gallery of celebrity mug shots, we went ahead and did it anyway.

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The woman who filed the domestic violence complaint against sportscaster Jim Lampley claims he repeatedly threw her against the wall of her apartment after drinking heavily and smoking pot.

In documents obtained by TMZ.com, Candice Sanders claims that on New Year's Eve, Lampley and his son Aaron joined her for dinner. Sanders says she was engaged to Lampley, who lived with her in the apartment.

Sanders alleges that after dinner, Lampley "was drinking vodka and whiskey and became drunk."

Sanders, who was crowned Miss California USA in 2003, says in the complaint that the trouble began when she wanted to finish watching a movie. Lampley then "pulled me from the sofa I was on" and "began to yell at me and chased me around the apartment."

Sanders says at that point all hell broke loose.

"He grabbed me and threw me against a wall. He then threw me against another wall. He then threw me against the door and I collapsed."

Sanders goes on to say that 14-year-old Aaron saw her on the floor and she asked him to call the police. She writes in the document:

"Jim beat Aaron to the phone and kept Aaron from getting [to the phone]. She says Lampley then drove away with Aaron. Sanders claims she suffered head, neck and back injuries."

After channeling his inner O.J. Simpson (save for two murders and a book bragging about them) the 57-year-old Lampley was placed under arrest Wednesday night on one felony count of domestic violence. He was also arrested for two misdemeanor counts of violating a restraining order and dissuading a witness.

Yikes. We have two questions:

  1. How does anyone, regardless of the situation, think it's okay to assault a woman like this?
  2. How the hell did Jim Lampley get Miss California 2003? He's a middle-aged, random HBO boxing announcer. Bob Costas, we could understand, but Jim Lampley?

Come on now. This is like John Leguizamo dating Miss USA, Tara Conner. Or some kid named Jason Alexander marrying Britney Spears. Just completel nonsense. Oh, wait...

Anyway, for no reason at all, here are some Candice Sanders pictures we found.

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After passing out drunk, er, due to exhaustion, and being taken out of her New Year's Eve party at Las Vegas club Pure, the last thing the incomparable Britney Spears needs is more stress.

But rumors are circulating that Spears is in danger of getting axed by her music label, Jive Records. Sleuth Cindy Adams' reports that Jive execs are deciding whether or not to drop the new Britney album - and maybe Britney altogether.

The Circus

Spears spent hours in Jive's New York studios last month, but produced sub-par tracks that failed to meet the label's approval. In addition, her hard-partying ways have damaged her image.

Spears' manager, Larry Rudolph, insisted yesterday that she'd revamp her image and continue to record, citing her "rocky period" as an excuse for her behavior. But some believe the album will never hit shelves.

"Like the rest of us, Jive is done with Britney Spears," a music industry insider dished.

Jive, however, denied the story, releasing a statement saying its "status with Britney Spears is fine... she continues to be one of our biggest worldwide artists and we remain 1,000 percent committed to her career."

Regardless of whether she's losing her record label, it looks more and more like Britney may be losing her mind. The New York Post reports that as the soon-to-be ex-Mrs. Kevin Federline left L.A.'s hip Italian eatery Dolce, she was overheard mumbling, "I love myself, I love myself."

When a gawker told her she looked "beautiful," the party girl screeched, "I love you for saying that!" She then celebrated the pat on the back by partying the night away at hotspot Le Deux. Awesome.

THG NOTE: Given this image we came across from yesterday, we're not sure if that onlooker was talking to the right person. Not one of the best Britney Spears pictures ever taken, that's for sure:

Also, the National Enquirer is reporting a Britney anecdote from late last year that is probably complete bull$h!t, but nonetheless believable, given who we're talking about - and not entirely unfunny.

According to the trashy tabloid, Britney was tricked by Paris Hilton into thinking she had jeopardized her chances of ever having an orgasm again - after the Brister got so faded that she lit the wrong end of a cigarette.

Paris apparently told her that would damage her ability to climax.

"'Oh my God! Don't you know that lighting a cigarette the wrong way and inhaling stops the blood flow to your private parts, and doing it more than once means you may never have an orgasm again!?"

Britney was horrified and ran around for about 10 minutes asking everyone in sight, including Lindsay Lohan, if they had ever heard that, before Paris admitted she was kidding.

Wow. And you wonder where blonde jokes come from. It was not specified whether the two had no pants on during the alleged incident.

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The struggling Nicole Richie has reportedly hired the services of a shaman to help rid her of the bad luck curse she fears hangs over her.

In Nicole-speak, "Vicodin," "marijuana" and "bad luck" are apparently synonymous.

Everybody Together: Awww!

Seriously. We couldn't make this stuff up. Well, we could, but that's not what we're all about. Besides, real news such as Nicole's DUI arrest is usually a lot stranger than fiction.

The socialite has told friends she's convinced all her 2006 troubles, which culminated with the pre-Christmas DUI arrest (wonder if this Nicole Richie mug shot was used in her Christmas cards), came about after someone in her social circle "hexed" her.

Determined to break the purported spell, Nicole Richie had a witch doctor perform a $1,000 spiritual cleansing of her West Hollywood apartment on December 15. The shaman reportedly chanted, danced and burned sage in every room of the star's home for two hours.

Now that there is money well spent. Joel Madden has to be wondering what kind of idiot he's dating. Then again, at least she puts out. Sorry Hilary.

"She's very superstitious and believes in this stuff. It's a very personal thing for Nicole. Nicole believes in curses but would never put one on anyone, not even her worst enemy," a friend told Life & Style weekly.

Richie's run of bad luck in 2006 includes her split from fiancé Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein, some serious eating disorders that landed her in a rehab center desperate to gain weight, and the horror of her cat plunging 10 floors from the balcony of her apartment onto the street.

Not to worry, though. While Nicole's feline fell far, it sustained only a broken leg. And Paris Hilton's pussy remains in fine physical health.

Speaking of Ms. Hilton, she'd be the prime suspect if Nicole were indeed cursed. Goldstein would be a possibility as well, although he's kind of a dweeb. Also a possible hexer? Brody Jenner.

The Prince of Malibu dated Nicole last year, and then showed a vengeful side by hooking up with Lauren Conrad shortly thereafter in a shameless attempt to make Kristin Cavallari jealous. Not that we blame him. Just saying.

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Back from Australia (where she snuggled openly with boyfriend Stavros Niarchos), the disgusting Paris Hilton and her BFF, Kim Kardashian turn their attention to the night's star attraction, pop star Justin Timberlake, at the Alpha Dog after-party in Hollywood.

Given the recent rumors of a possible Kim Kardashian sex tape surfacing, T.H. Gossip can only imagine what they were talking about...

Sticking It Out

Well, maybe not. But regardless, it's good to see that Paris is back on speaking terms with Kim Kardashian. KK was apparently pissed when Paris ditched her for Timberlake's ex, Britney Spears. Oh, the good old days.

As for the sex tape, we don't know if it's real, but three things are for certain:

  1. If Paris and Kim did proposition Timberlake like this, there's no way he'd go for it - regardless of whether he and Cameron Diaz are still on.
  2. If it is legit, David Hans Schmidt will get his hands on that thing.
  3. Either way, this story isn't nearly as funny as that of one celebrity porn tape that is real - the Dustin Diamond sex tape.

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We shouldn't have to tell you by now that since her divorce from Nick Lachey, Jessica Simpson's acting and singing careers have fallen flat.

But Jessica's biggest problem might be with her father, Crazy Joe Simpson. After her botched Dolly Parton tribute, then bailing on the Kennedy Center Honors, then pissing off her pimp dad by turning down a paying New Year's Eve gig to party with that loser John Mayer, Jessica was told to get her ass in gear.

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Thus, Jessica Simpson was spotted filming another... commercial for Pizza Hut. That's the stuff of stardom right there. But hey, a paycheck is a paycheck, right?

The new spot takes place at a glamorous movie premiere and features Simpson nearly tripping on her red dress. Or maybe that's not acting - who knows if she has mastered walking. The Simpson family? Not smart.

Just look at Ashlee.

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