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The National Enquirer apologized to Britney Spears in its British edition Tuesday for reporting that she was ready to divorce white-trash deadbeat Kevin Federline.

Britney Federline

Articles published by the tabloid on June 5 and June 12 proclaimed: "Britney marriage is over!" and "Britney and Kevin: And now their divorce!" respectively. The stories were based on vague, uncredited sources supposedly close to the couple. Way to drag celebrities through the mud for no reason, a$$holes. You hacks are a disgrace to journalism and blogging.

According to Fox News, a beacon of journalistic standards in its own right, the retraction and apology said that National Enquirer officials "now accept that their marriage is not over and they are not getting divorced. These allegations are untrue and we now accept Britney's position that the statements are without foundation. We apologize for any distress caused."

American Media Inc., the publisher of the Enquirer, agreed to terms on a settlement with Paul Tweed, the lawyer representing Spears in both Great Britain and Ireland. The settlement requires a published apology, but no cash damages.

Too bad, because Federline loves cash he doesn't have to work for.

Spears reportedly pursued action on that side of the Atlantic because British and Irish laws are far more plaintiff-friendly.

The pop princess and the backup dancer / aspiring rapper / mooch of a husband wed in September 2004 and have a 10-month old son, Sean Preston, who will soon grow old enough to realize how f--ked up his life is. She is now pregnant with their second child, who is due to enter the world (and be traumatized) this fall.

"The couple are very satisfied with the Enquirer's prompt and good-faith response," Tweed said.

The apology and retraction was published today in the edition of the Enquirer published in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and will be published Wednesday in the Republic of Ireland version.

The Hollywood Gossip would like to take this opportunity to note that it will never, ever retract a story about Britney Spears. Particularly if it involves nude pics. Thank you.

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In a completely unbelievable attempt to show the world everything's fine with their marriage, Britney Spears and Kevin Federline are planning to renew their wedding vows next month during a romantic ceremony in Hawaii.

Spederline

"It's all Brit's idea. She's convinced herself that their marriage is strong and wants to show she's fallen in love with Kevin all over again," a family friend dished. "So she wants to have a big, splashy ceremony with all their family and friends and the baby in attendance."

For the record, the two married on September 18, 2004. Less than two years ago. Who renews their vows after 22 months? Who marries a waste of space like K-Fed at all? Whatever. The two are determined to project an image of perfect harmony, and hoping to kill rumors that their marriage is on life support. Neither goal stands a chance in hell.

The singer, who is pregnant with her second child less than a year after giving birth to poor, innocent, destined-to-be-traumatized-for-life Sean Preston, has vowed to make the marriage work. She is determined, friends say, to reshape Kevin's image from a bumbling slacker to a kind, decent family man.

Yeah. That's happening.

With the notable exception of Pink, Everyone is taking shots at Britney these days. Enter ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake, who recently criticized her for being disloyal. The boy-band star, who split from Spears in 2002 and whose hit, "Cry Me a River," was a thinly-veiled slap at her, is amazed at how quickly their relationship turned sour after the breakup.

"When we initially parted ways, I felt like she had a couple of opportunities to just sort of stick up for me, and she didn't," JT told GQ.

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In case you were wondering, Britney Spears is very pregnant... and feeling just a little uncomfortable with her body these days... and, for some reason, planning to collaborate with deadbeat husband Kevin Federline -- musically.

Britney Spears on GMA

"I'm so proud of Kevin. He's been working so hard on his own album since I got pregnant with Preston. I'm so lucky. He's a doll; he's adorable," she said.

Excuse me? Are we talking about the same person? Did Britney suddenly swap her spouse for someone who isn't a white trash, gold-digging drain on society? Because I swear we were talking about K-Fed here. Look at this man (below). He has no idea what to do with his time, other than walk around spending money and trying to look cool. And now he wants us to think he's a die-hard Yankee fan, too. What a disgrace to the proud tradition of the Bronx Bombers and to America as a whole.

Also in the works for Federline's (far) better half is a line of baby clothes Spears is designing, inspired by 10-month old son, Sean Preston.

"Hopefully, next year we'll have a fashion show, maybe at Disney World," she said.

Well K-Fed show? With both of their kids at that point? And his two other kids with D-List actress Shar Jackson? God help us all.

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The New York Post reports that Britney Spears recently sold her Manhattan apartment for $4 million, after buying it for $3 million in 2002. That's a nice ROI, Brit. Good job. That means return on investment.

It was put on the market back in 2004 for $6 million, and remained unsold until Spears lowered her asking price, which is what we are seeing a lot of in today's turbulent housing market, with mortgage rates on the rise across the U.S. The eight-room condo with three bedrooms, 13-ft ceilings, working fireplaces, a large rooftop terrace and a solarium, was previously owned by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards and then hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons.

Britney Spears Head Shot

Sources say the apartment has not been used in some time. Britney currently lives in Malibu, Calif., with deadbeat husband Kevin Federline and their baby son Sean Preston. She is reportedly renovating her mother's house in Kentwood, Louisiana, prompting speculation that she may be moving home.

The pregnant pop princess has not been having a good time lately, and that includes how she perceives herself, she told Harper's Bazaar.

Sure, she stripped and appeared buck ass naked on the cover, displaying her pregnant figure for all the world to see. But Spears says she just doesn't feel beautiful a lot of the time.

"It was weird for me at first because of who I am. Wherever you go, they expect you to look a certain way. I'm not supposed to be this big huge pregnant superstar," she said.

Britney vowed to get back in shape immediately after Sean Preston's little sibling is born. Hopefully she hires a better stylist, a team of shrinks and a new PR organization as well.

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Britney Spears' worthless, white trash husband, Kevin Federline, is reportedly in talks with his wife's label, Jive Records.

The former dancer and ever-present drain on society announced plans last year to become a rapper, but has so far failed to land a record contract. Probably because he is a talentless, deadbeat hack. Yet Federline, 28, is hoping Jive will welcome his musical attempts with open arms -- or at least give him a pity deal.

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"Nothing is definite yet, but it looks like K-Fed is going to keep it all in the family," says an unnamed source, which is probably not real.

Meanwhile, Spears quashed reports she is quitting the music business herself. The 24-year old singer, who took a break when she became pregnant with her first child, and who is knocked up yet again less than 10 months after giving birth, has vowed to make a comeback as soon as possible.

Brit says she can't wait to get back in the studio and on stage, because performing live makes her and baby, Sean Preston, happy.

"At one point I was thinking about becoming a stay at home mom, but when my son sees me dance he lights up. I know that's what I'm supposed to be doing. If mom is happy, baby's happy," the pop princess said.

We would guess that little Sean P., being less than a year old, is happy with just about anything. You know, eating, sleeping, peeing, not getting dropped on his head, etc. But whatever his mom wants to believe is fine with us.

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Hollywood starlets love their Taco Bell. Check out this picture taken of a pregnant Britney Spears leaving the Bell near her Malibu home, as shown on TMZ.com:

Such White Trash

Brit is apparently feeding Sean Preston's unborn brother a steady diet of chalupas and Nachos Bellgrande. What a lucky fetus. But the lovely Mrs. Federline is certainly not the only celeb who can't get enough of the disgusting fast food joint.

Paris Hilton confessed her love for the Nachos Bellgrande to photographers on more than one occasion, while her Simple Life cohort, Nicole Richie was known to make a late night run for the border -- before she stopped eating and morphed into an extraterrestrial goblin freak, of course.

Speaking of mexican food, the Gossip is willing to bet that Lindsay Lohan's new boyfriend, Harry Morton, has been scarfing down his share of the pink taco lately -- if you know what we mean. We mean that he owns the Pink Taco restaurant chain, with locations in California, Las Vegas and beyond.

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No, not us, as in The Gossip. We're talking about Us Weekly, as the beleaguered Britney Spears is reportedly battling the celeb tabloid yet again.

Drivin' Ms. Crazy

In a statement released through her record label, the expectant mother said she and her deadbeat, freeloading husband, Kevin Federline, were outraged and saddened that photos of a recent family vacation in Miami ended up in Us Weekly after being "stolen by an unknown perpetrator."

Although the photos actually depict some happy, decidedly uncontroversial moments for for Mr. & Mrs. Federline (as opposed to Harper's Bazzar's nude Britney Spears spread), the couple is considering legal action against the magazine for publishing the pics without their permission, E! Online reports.

Us Weekly issued a statement denying that the magazine resorted to illegal means in order to obtain the photos.

"Any charge that Us Weekly stole these photos is preposterous. The magazine acquired the photos strictly through legal means," an Us spokesperson said.

This is just the latest in a long-running feud between Spears and Us that has resulted in frequent barbs and court battles. To sum up:

December 2005: Britney sued the publication for $20 million after a column claimed Spears and Federline were worried about a "raunchy sex video" of their exploits would become public. According to the suit, said tape does not exist.

The Rebuttal: The magazine stands by its source.

February 2006: New mom Brit said she was "disturbed" by Us' decision to publish her private honeymoon photos.

The Rebuttal: Us shot back, stating that "Coming from a celebrity who sold pictures of both her wedding and her stepdaughter, it's unlikely the issue here is privacy. Could it be that Britney is seeing red after not seeing the green from these photos? Britney Spears should start a magazine if she'd like to dictate her own coverage."

March 2006: On her website, Spears posted an angry tirade aimed at "false tabloids," calling out Us Weekly, In Touch and Star in particular for printing lies and employing liars.

The Rebuttal:
"Unlike other magazines that pay for access to Britney, the writers at Us Weekly have high journalistic standards and do their own researching and reporting for all stories. Our coverage of Britney has proven to be accurate," the magazine said in a statement.

Yikes. Maybe Spears should just start up her own publication, as she told Matt Lauer she wanted to while being interviewed on Dateline.

"You know what? I need to create my own magazine. These people like â€" I mean, they want stories to sell and they're very good. I need to come up with my own magazine and say the real deal," she said.

We have another idea, Britney. Just read The Hollywood Gossip instead! We have no love for Us (or Paris Hilton, or Ashlee Simpson). Tell you what â€" you can have your own column, and we won't even edit it! Deal?

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How does Paris Hilton celebrate America's birthday? But strutting her white girl dancing stuff!

At Pure nightclub in Las Vegas, the hopeful mother boogied down to Britney Spears' "Toxic." The song's title, ironically, also described the effect Paris has on most human beings. Sources, moreover, say she enjoyed the stylings of The Pussycat Dolls and Christina Aguilera.

Paris at Playboy Party

Hilton must have done Britney proud by performing her patented "clutch my breast move/seizure."

That somehow implies that Hilton has visible breasts, however.

So hopefully it was an actual seizure.

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Just when we thought Britney Spears was finally getting it together and doing something about the train wreck that is her life, we came across this picture in US Weekly.

Well, just kidding about her getting it together. Obviously that isn't happening anytime soon. But this image is too good to let pass by. Here we see little Sean Preston, in all his infintile glory, dressed like a little... um... Kevin Federline. Gross! Mom is looking pretty trashy here as well. Late night, Brit?

Britney, Sean

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Sure, Britney Spears' public image has taken a beating. But has it really fallen to the level of terrifying rapper and convicted felon Lil' Kim?

At least one high-profile publicist thinks so, and is trying to lure Mrs. Federline away from the dark side as a result.

Spears Live

In an e-mail sent to Britney's manager and leaked to Lloyd Grove, Tracey Nguyen of 5WPR writes that the pop princess is in a similar position as Lil' Kim (also Nguyen's client) was two years ago and in dire need of a thorough image rehabilitation.

For the record, Lil' Kim just got out of prison last week after serving a ten-month sentence for perjury. While nude Britney Spears pics showing off the singer's pregnant body in a magazine may never be construed as tasteful, she's clearly not in Kim's disturbing league.

But Nguyen echoes the sentiments of The Gossip and many other celebrity new sources when she attacked Spears' current public relations rep, Zelnick.

"I would never allow any of my clients to do an interview, let alone such an important one, without being there," Nguyen said, in reference to the pathetic display Spears put on in her Dateline NBC chat with Matt Lauer.

Zelnick shot back, stating that Nguyen "must not have taken PR 101, where they teach you that when trying to steal other people's clents, don't diss your own."

Regardless, Spears isn't taking her PR business anywhere, at least for the time being. After a couple of uncut scenes from season two of Chaotic hit the Internet, however? That could be a different story entirely.

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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