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Well, that's taking it a bit far. But Britney Spears' current stint in rehab has already had one positive outcome - Kevin Federline's transformation into a better father.

Us Weekly has even gone so far as to anoint the man as such on its newest cover, and we've seen examples of this in recent weeks. You just never know, do you?

Brit Spears Picture

A source close to the rapping aspirant and former backup dancer says he's currently put his life on hold while he works overtime to care for his two sons (Sean Preston, 17 months, and Jayden James, 5 months) and bring his family back together.

"He's devastated and cries all the time," a source close to Kevin Federline says. "Kevin wants to get back together with her. He is her biggest supporter."

He means Britney, not Shar Jackson. In case you were wondering.

The former Mr. Britney Spears wasn't always the poster child for parenthood. But his experience with the train wreck that is his estranged wife seem to have transformed him. He may even be helping the pop star get back on track.

It was at least partially at his urging that Spears entered rehab at the Crossroads Center in Antigua. And when she bailed later that day, Federline and Spears' mom, Lynne, took the drastic step of taking the boys away.

Federline reportedly told her couldn't see her sons again until she went to rehab. She got the message and checked back in to Promises clinic, albeit after she went ape$h!t and attacked photographers with an umbrella.

It's unclear how the situation will ultimately play out, but one thing is clear: K-Fed is emerging as much more than the punchline (or WWE punching bag) we've come to expect.

While Britney's public image is going down faster than Antonella Barba on that guy with the small ... you know, Kevin appears to have his priorities in line, which is heartwarming.

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Promises Clinic, the rehab center Britney Spears is currently inhabiting, discovered Britney's "death list" after stripping the pop star of all her possessions when they suspected she smuggled cocaine into the facility.

The list included her estranged husband, Kevin Federline, as well as several members of the paparazzi. A source said:

Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears Picture

"When the staff confronted her she burst into tears, crying uncontrollably. She's such a broken woman. She has dark fantasies about terrible things happening to her enemies."

The mother of Jayden James and Sean Preston has also become "increasingly paranoid" and routinely checks her room for recording devices because she feels "that her thoughts are being recorded," says a source.

Bald Britney is rumored to have been placed on suicide watch - an allegation her manager and family deny - and the staff has reserved a bed for her at University of California Hospital's psychiatric ward. Suicidal or not, since checking into rehab, Britney is still on the edge of a breakdown. Here's what a purported friend of Spears has to say:

"She's convinced that everyone is out to get her... And the smallest thing can set off a fully-blown panic attack. She gets this fearful look in her eyes and starts trembling all over, dripping with sweat, gasping frantically for breath and looking like she's going to faint at any time. It's absolutely terrifying to see. It's the behavior of someone who has completely lost their mind."

Yesterday, Jason Alexander, Britney's husband for 55 hours back in 2004, revealed that Britney has been a hard ass druggie for some time. He claims they used cocaine, Ecstasy, Valium and Vicodin during and that Britney almost overdosed on MDMA (pure "E").

Jason Alexander (not to be confused with the Seinfeld star) says:

"I took her in the bathroom and threw her in the shower. She was unconscious. She tripped and fell. I was trying to hold her up and speak to her. She wasn't moving. I remember looking down at her all crumpled in the tub with the water coming down. She looked so white and lifeless. I thought she was dead. I thought, 'This bitch is going to f*%king die right here in front of me.'"

Good God. If we were Britney Spears' publicist or manager right now, we'd probably kill ourselves. We're not saying that Larry Rudolph should go commit suicide, far from it. We're just saying he's a terrible manager, and his train wreck client isn't doing him any favors, either. Good luck resurrecting that career now!

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After a whole two days in rehab, Britney Spears finally had an opportunity to spend some quality time with her two sons, Sean Preston, 17 months, and Jayden James, 5 months.

Of course, if you believe a certain Britney nanny diary, she's only interested in spending time with the spawn of Kevin Federline when it's convenient.

Little Bit of Brit

In any case, Britney, who had been spotted at Promises rehab center smoking cigarettes and talking with fellow patients, had a chance to bond with her babies Saturday night. Britney Spears' mother, Lynne, arrived first in a seperate car ahead of a Black Navigator containing her grandsons.

Two hours later, Lynne, Sean Preston and Jayden James departed seperately again with Lynne off to the Spears family retreat house and the boys back to the safety of Kevin Federline's home in Tarzana.

Britney Spears' father, Jamie Spears, who urged his daughter to get help during an intimate dinner last weekend, told FOX News on Thursday that the troubled singer is "a sick little girl ... we're just trying to take care of her and other than that I have no comment."

Jamie Spears, who was on the phone from his Louisiana home, added that Brit's problems are "not about what other people think" and that he and the pop star's mother are "concerned about our daughter."

Spears entered the facility on Wednesday night. Earlier that night, Brit went to the house of Federline in an attempt to see their two young sons, who were inside. A strangely sage Federline would not let Spears inside.

This slight caused her to storm off and later go on a rampage, lashing out at some poor, innocent cameramen with an umbrella. At 10:30 p.m., Lynne Spears drove her daughter to the center where she has been ever since.

Which is a good sign. She bailed twice before in less than a day.

Kevin Federline visited Britney Spears at Promises for about an hour on Friday afternoon, leaving his two children at his home in the care of Spears' mother.

The singer's manager, Larry Rudolph, who may be the worst manager in the history of modern music, shot down rumors that his client is on suicide watch.

"The story is absolutely untrue. She is in rehab, and it is very disappointing that various media outlets are running these false stories about her, as Britney tries to get better."

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Well before her nervous breakdown, Britney Spears' life was marked by drugs, steamy sexual encounters and at least one near-overdose.

At least that's what her first husband, Jason Alexander, claims.

She Calls the Shots

We talked earlier about how Daniel Baldwin of all people reached out to Spears, his fellow rehab cohort. Now Alexander, who was married to Britney for less than three days in 2004, decided to break his silence about her hard living because:

"I am really worried that she will wind up like Anna Nicole Smith and be found dead."

Does that make Jason Alexander her Howard K. Stern?

Not at all. But he does have some more thoughts on his ex with the shaved head.

"I have never said anything about Britney and drugs before but I am very, very concerned about her," he tells Britain's Sunday Mirror. "She needs help. I don't want to see her life come to an end."

Britney Spears' childhood sweetheart tells the paper that he nearly saw her overdose on ecstasy in the days before they got married.

"I think we took too much," Alexander admits. "We were taking capsules with pure MDMA inside. It wasn't pressed up into a tablet. It was the purest of the pure. I am a pretty big guy and at the time I was weighing 220 lbs and was extremely fit. We took two of those things. And it knocked my d--k in the dirt. Then it hit her and it hit her hard. In that situation, your body temperature heats up and you can die. She was sweating and overheating and her breathing was getting real slow. Other people were panicking. But we got her out the back and up to the suite. I took her into the bathroom and threw her into the shower. She was unconscious. She tripped and fell. I was trying to hold her up and speak to her. She wasn't moving."

Alexander said he decided to come forward with his stories after being offered money seeing the disturbing photos of a bald Britney Spears going ape-$h!t and attacking a car with an umbrella following her escape from rehab.

Spears has since checked back into rehab for a third time.

"She needs to knock herself down from the pedestal she thinks she is on and remember she's just a country girl," said Alexander, pictured below with Shar Jackson. "She needs a break. She should be looking after her kids - not shaming herself by doing drugs."

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Britney Spears seems "a little fearful" but is "doing the do."

That's according to her rehab compatriot, Daniel Baldwin.

Remade Star

One of the lesser-known Baldwin brothers, Daniel says he's now been sober for 97 days and recently ran into the train wreck pop princess in Malibu.

"I told her if she needed anything or if she wanted me to bring anything to her where she's at, I'd be happy to come see her," Baldwin told Us Weekly after meeting the troubled singer in the midst of an epic downward spiral.

"She's doing great; she looks great," added Baldwin, saying he gave Britney Spears his number after running into her two days ago in Malibu.

"She seemed like she was a little fearful," he continued. "I mean, she's a young girl - I have kids older than her. I think that she knows that she needs some help, and God bless her. All we can do is pray. That's what I want people to do: Pray for her."

Baldwin, who was arrested in April on charges of being under the influence and carrying cocaine paraphernalia, said he left Britney - who's back in rehab for a third try at getting clean - with some simple advice:

"Don't drink. Don't use."

Good news, Brit - there's nothing in that mantra about not marrying losers. Then again, Kevin Federline is looking like a steady influence these days.

"It's really simple," said the brother of Stephen Baldwin. "One thing I mentioned to her is if you took a look at how much effort you put into going out - at least for me - going out and using and doing the things we do, compared to how much effort you need to do to stay sober, it's infinitesimal on a comparison basis."

We hope Britney Spears understands what that means.

We sure as hell don't. But then again, we've been too busy staring at the Antonella Barba pictures circulating around the web to pay attention.

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Celebrities always walk a fine line between welcoming publicity and trying to live privately. Unfortunately, it's hard to have it both ways.

Steamy Scene

Take Britney Spears for instance.

She almost literally grew up before the cameras in the Mickey Mouse Club along with Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake.

As a teen, she became a megastar and has been in the public eye ever since. There was even a (crappy) reality show about her marriage to Kevin Federline.

But now she's in full-on train wreck mode.

The singer with the shaved head has a mountain of personal problems, and if you combine that with the stress of not getting to see her kids whenever she wants, it may have been what pushed the star over the edge Wednesday.

As we reported yesterday, Spears came by K-Fed's pad in Tarzana, Calif., to see her young sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James, but FedEx refused to let the troubled pop star inside.

Fuming, she stopped by a gas station afterward and unleashed her fury on a photographer's car with an umbrella (breaking the umbrella in the process) before jumping back in her vehicle and speeding away.

She resurfaced later that night at Promises Malibu Treatment Center, where she checked into rehab for the second time this week and the third time in a month - of course, Brit bailed twice after less than 24 hours.

This really isn't funny. The important thing is that Spears is now getting the help she needs. But anyway, are some hilarious pictures of her freaking the f*%k out.

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To combat her inner turmoil, some celebrities hit the bottle hard, sport a shaved head and feverishly check in and out and back into rehab.

Addison Montgomery, on the other hand, drinks - and gets her own TV show. See, Britney Spears? There are more effective ways of moving on with life!

No Bra, No Problem

Seriously though. Even with a towel-clad, hunky McSteamy in the room, you can tell this hot Grey's Anatomy doctor's mind is somewhere else. Wishing she were on her very own series, perhaps? See below...

Yes, it's true. The character, portrayed by the lovely Kate Walsh, will be starring in a spin-off beginning in May. Some are skeptical that a new show can carry on the Grey's magic, but we feel that with Walsh as the lead, it's got a fighting chance.

We were also pushing for a spinoff of The OC. Like three years ago. One in which only Peter Gallagher, Rachel Bilson and Adam Brody starred. And Mischa Barton got killed off. Man that would have ruled.

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Britney Spears is back in rehab. Again.

We're told the singer and everyone around her hopes the third time is a charm. The emergency custody hearing Kevin Federline wanted has been cancelled because of the new development. There will be no custody hearing today.

Jayden Wants Attention

Sources say Federline is concerned for Britney Spears' welfare and wants her to get the help she is now seeking. But this will reportedly be the bald one's last chance - if she leaves rehab before getting full treatment, K-Fed plans to immediately go to court seeking orders allowing him custody.

TMZ sources claim Spears showed up at Federline's house last night and he wouldn't let her in. Those sources say the children are now in the custody of Federline and have been since last week.

Spears' inpatient rehab program is supposed to last between 30-45 days. It comes not a moment too soon. A source tells Us Weekly that his mother and Lynne Spears have joined forces to aid FedEx while he has cared for his sons.

"He is beyond sad," says a Federline pal. "This is the worst week of his entire life. He doesn't even want to pick up the phone. Things are beyond not well with Britney, and he wants her to get help. He still loves her."

Despite his estranged wife's wild ways, Federline reportedly is doing whatever it takes to care for little Jayden James and Sean Preston.

"Britney's family feels Kevin has been a blessing and they are very impressed with him taking so much responsibility," a Spears family source said yesterday.

"Britney's family found out from the news that Britney had left rehab again. She hasn't asked to see the kids because she knows she is not well and she does not want to scare [Sean Preston]. She has no credit cards or cash. She is basically on the run at the moment."

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Sorry, Kevin Federline.

Good effort, though. At least you tried.

Star of the Circus

Alas, TMZ confirms today that Britney Spears left rehab. Again.

The singer checked into Promises treatment center yesterday, but the gal with the shaved head appearently just couldn't deal with it and bolted.

It's the same story as last week, when Britney was in and out of a rehab facility in Antigua within 24 hours of checking her drunk, ugly ass in.

EXTRA is reporting that Britney Spears tried to get into a tattoo parlor before going home, but it was closed. Which is too bad. The girl's shorn white dome could use a nice tattoo. Don't you agree? Come on. Think Travis Barker style.

But at least Bald Brit she got herself a Red Bull (see below).

Meanwhile, TMZ reports that the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services has received numerous phone calls to their hotline ... about Britney Spears!

Sources say the Child Protection hotline received calls on Britney's kids, Sean Preston Federline, 17 months, and Jayden James Federline, 5 months, and her recent bizarre behavior.

The DCFS provides a 24-7 phone number that any resident in the Los Angeles area can use to report issues or problems regarding children in trouble.

One would think they'd get a lot of calls about Michael Jackson's kids too, but they'd probably have to be human first. Sucks for Prince Michael I & II.

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Sources say Britney Spears relies too heavily on nannies to help care for her two sons, Sean Preston, 17 months, and Jayden James, 5 months.

Pink Boa

Wow, we're astonished.

When Spears is alone with her kids, "she gets overwhelmed," a source tells Us Weekly, which features a newly-shorn Britney Spears on its cover. "She gets so frustrated when they cry, asking, 'How do I make it stop?' But she loves her kids."

If you're thinking of applying for a nanny job with the wigger, first read what one job candidate claims were the requirements when she applied last year:

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS = NONE
"Britney didn't ask me one thing about my child care experience. She only wanted to know about my personal life."

MUST BE A FRIEND ABOVE ALL ELSE
"The agency that called me emphasized that Britney was looking for a nanny who was young and hip because they wanted her to interact with people her own age. Basically, Britney wanted a friend."

MUST ADMIRE NUDE BRITNEY SPEARS
"Britney asked me and one of her nannies to come to her room to watch her try on outfits for a party one night â€" then she stripped down naked in front of us!"

MUST BE THE DE FACTO MOTHER
"One nanny told me that Britney will hold her kids for 10 minutes and then say, ‘I'm done now. You can take them.'"

BE GOOD... JUST NOT GREAT
"Britney doesn't like when [Sean Preston] prefers the nanny to her, so she fires them and looks for a new one."

Great stuff. It seems like Britney, who recently had a meltdown and shaved her head, then freaked and got a wig, then checked into rehab (and out of rehab) twice in the past week, wasn't really ready to start a family at such a young age.

We're stunned, and frankly, a little scared for the kids at this point. For once, The Gossip and Kevin Federline probably agree on something.

Britney Spears Biography

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Born
Birthplace
Kentwood, Louisiana
Full Name
Britney Jean Spears

Britney Spears Quotes

I miss it here so much! I love it so much! It makes me it's kinda like bittersweet coming here because I used to live here for two years. And when I come here, it's like, man, I wish I had my apartment here still.

Britney Spears [on New York City]

MTV has long played an important role in my career. How can I not be there to kick off their 25th VMAs?

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