Rapper and producer who is all the rage these days. Yup, that pretty much describes Timbaland. Born Timothy Z. Mosley (really), Timbaland...

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It took 10 years, but Justin Timberlake finally (mostly) confirmed something we all assumed - that his hit "Cry Me a River" is about then-girlfriend Britney Spears.

The 2002 song has long been rumored to detail the breakdown of the couple’s romance and the video even featured a girl bearing a striking similarity to Spears.

Timberlake has always denied the claims, but in an episode of E!'s True Hollywood Story, his friend Timbaland confirms Britney Spears was the inspiration.

Justin himself concurred (while still not mentioning his ex by name) that a heated phone conversation between the young lovers prompted "Cry Me a River."

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In the special, which was about Timbaland, the producer says, “He went to a concert and saw Britney, and Britney talked about him in the show and he was pissed.”

Justin then explains, “I was on a phone call that was not the most enjoyable phone call. I walked into the studio and he (Timbaland) could tell I was visibly angry.”

The singer, who was apparently cheated on by Spears, poured out his feelings in the song from his debut solo album Justified, and the emotion showed in his lyrics.

Timbaland says, “I was like, ‘Man, don’t worry about it’ and he's like, ‘I can’t believe she did that to me’ and he was like, ‘You were my sun, you were my earth.’”

JT and Brit, who just got engaged to Jessica Biel and Jason Trawick, respectively, in the last few months, split up that year, and are on friendly terms, but not close.

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On September 20, Demi Lovato will release a new album, one she recently said will feature an R&B flavor.

Now, thanks to the beauty of Twitter, we have an even clearer idea of what the CD will sound like: Lovato has entered the recording studio with Timbaland, as the rapper/producer wrote following their first session together:

"Yo @ddlovato you killed dat song i gave u. I just pick 2 more for you from one of the producer out my camp @wizz_dumb for u to do 2morrow. (sic)"

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Timbaland's younger brother, Sebastian Mosley, also chimed in: "Demi (@ddlovato) is killing it in the booth singing right now. Girl's got a serious voice on her."

We can't wait to hear what this pair comes up with for the album!

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Did Timbaland become so distraught over the theft of a $2 million piece of jewelry that he considered ending his life? That's what his family worried yesterday.

The L.A. County Sheriff's Department put out a "possible suicide attempt" APB Tuesday afternoon, sparking a manhunt for the rapper and producer's Escalade.

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Timbaland was deeply upset about a theft at his Malibu residence the day before - a Jacob & Co. watch valued at $2 million - possibly by someone he knows.

Family members couldn't locate him, became worried and contacted the Sheriff's Department. A helicopter located his ride, and authorities pulled him over.

Deputies called paramedics to evaluate Timbaland, on the scene and later at his home. They determined Timbaland was not a threat to himself and left.

The Sheriff's Department is investigating the theft of Timbaland's jewelry and they have possible suspects. Hopefully Monique Idlett is not one of them.

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Hip-hop producer Timbaland married publicist Monique Idlett Sunday in a lavish ceremony in Aruba, two weeks after making it legal in Virginia.

Missy Elliott and Timbaland artist Kerri Hilson were among the hundreds of guests who had received feather-filled clear invitations to the wedding.

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Timbaland and Monique Idlett wed in Oranjestad, the capital of the island.

The pair had been dating for two and a half years when Timbaland popped the question at her baby shower! A little unconventional, but it works.

They welcomed a baby girl, who they named Reign, last November.

Monique Idlett has two other children from a previous marriage
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Timbaland and Monique Idlett, his longtime girlfriend, publicist and baby mama, have gotten married, according to his publicist (which is her)!

The two wed â€" in sweatpants - in Virginia Tuesday, with family pastor officiating the ceremony. Gotta hand it to them for being low-key!

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That was just to make it legal in the U.S., however. Timbaland and Monique Idlett are getting hitched in a formal ceremony in Aruba June 22.

Monique Idlett is now Mrs. Timbaland!

The couple lives in Miami and just welcomed a baby girl last year.

Timbaland, who also has a son from a previous relationship, popped the question at Monique Idlett's baby shower.

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A slew of celebrities, many of them from the world of hip hop, have been implicated in an enormous steroid scandal that makes the rear end on Kim Kardashian look small.

According to The Times Union of Albany, the following names have been linked to the performance enhancing drug bust:

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  • 50 Cent
  • Tyler Perry
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Timbaland
  • Wyclef Jean
  • Sylvestor Stallone

Now, we've seen a few minutes of Tyler Perry's House of Payne - and if the dude is on drugs, they certainly aren't enhancing the performance of this awful sitcom.

The newspaper cites information from "several cooperating witnesses" in the investigation, stating:

"Blige and other stars were shipped prescribed human growth hormone or steroids - sometimes under fictitious names - at hotels, productions studios, private residences, an upscale Manhattan fitness club and through the Long Island office of Michael Diamond, a chiropractor affiliated with the celebrities."

However, the article also reads: "Law enforcement officials have said they have no evidence in their sprawling multi-state probe that customers, including Blige or other entertainers, violated any laws."

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Producer Timbaland has gotten engaged to his girlfriend and publicist, Monique Idlett - and moreover, the pair just welcomed a baby girl!

Monique Idlett, 33, gave birth to their daughter just a couple of days ago, People magazine reports. The rapper and frequent collaborator of Justin Timberlake proposed to her at the couple's baby shower in October.

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Timbaland, 36, and Idlett have been dating for two years, and "they're both really happy," says a source close to the mogul. "They've known each other for years."

Timbaland and Monique Idlett: New parents, and soon to be newlyweds!

This will be the first marriage for both Timbaland and Monique Idlett, who are reportedly planning to tie the knot within a year. Congratulations to both!

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Her appearance at the MTV Video Music awards left Britney Spears' comeback up in the air. But the "star" seems intent on putting custody issues to rest.

Spears attended a meeting with Federline and his lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, Wednesday. The exes arrived at offices of Spears' attorney, Laura Wasser.

The meeting fell on son Jayden James' first birthday and five days before they are due to face each other before a family court judge on Monday.

The meeting was Britney Spears' idea, according to a source close to her.

"Britney asked for [the meeting]. She wants to put an end to this public debacle," says a Spears source. "However, Kevin [has] refused. He needs more money so he's determined to win this."

Court documents released August 30 show that Spears' income is an incredible $737,868 a month and that Kevin Federline receives $20,000 a month in spousal support, but has no "net income after business expenses."

A source close to FedEx confirmed the meeting, but said that Federline was not - as is speculated - drawing out the process due to financial self-interest.

"He's not going for additional child support in the court papers that were filed. It's not about the money," says the insider.

When asked if Britney Spears was hoping to settle, the Kevin Federline source retorted: "She might settle, she's got stage fright."

Britney Spears' Las Vegas weekend featured eight party-hopping nightclub excursions and one epically disastrous nationally televised dance number.

Could she have avoided sych public embarrassment? According to a report in the The New York Times, the singer's record label, Jive, was reluctant to put her on stage, until one of her lawyers, Gary Stiffelman, advised otherwise.

Meanwhile, American Idol, which specialize in turning embarrassments around, reportedly wants to do the same for Spears, according to FOX News.

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Hip-hop artist and producers Timbaland left little doubt who inspired his combative song, "Give It to Me," at club Marquee the other night, when he announced to the shocked crowd, "Scott Storch is a bitch!"

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Eloquent, Timbaland. Eloquent.

Scott Storch, the producer who has worked with Beyoncé, 50 Cent and Jessica Simpson, among other hacks, used to be pals with Timbaland.

But they had a falling-out. Timbaland's "Give It to Me," featuring Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado, contains lyrics thought to refer to Storch:

"I get a half a mil for my beats/You get a couple grand. Never gonna see the day that I ain't got the upper hand. I'm respected from Californ-i-a way down to Japan. I'm a real producer and you just a piano man."

Scott, you just got Storched, my friend. All we know is that someone has to get The Game involved in this somehow, in order for it to be a real hip-hop feud.

Reps for Timbaland have claimed the song is not about anyone particular in the industry, but he made liars out of them when he jumped on Marquee's turntables last week.

Celebrating after his show with Justin Timberlake at the Meadowlands, Timbaland was given a microphone and started improvising, clubgoers told the New York Post. Rapping along to his lyrics, Timbaland yelled, "Scott Storch, I'm a real producer and you just a piano man."

The crowd was "shocked," said Post spies. "But when he called Storch 'a bitch,' that pretty much cleared up any confusion over who that song is about."

Storch released his own single via YouTube in March, "Built Like That," in which he lashed out against his one-time ally for stealing the producing credits on Timberlake's "Cry Me a River," a scathing track (about Britney Spears) on which Storch worked but was not credited.

In his rebuttal, Storch raps about Timbaland's pal Nate "Danja" Hills:

"Your boy Danja got to hate you with a passion, man/He makes the hits while you taking all the credit, damn! I know the feeling, I'm with ya/Won't you tell them how I made that [bleep] 'Cry Me a River.'"

Why don't you cry us a river, Scott Storch. Punk ass.

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Britney Spears may have her share of critics, and the depressed, fallen pop star certainly has addictions and other personal issues to address.

But she's still got people in her corner. Estranged husband Kevin Federline has been trying to get her help for weeks, and has stood by her in rehab.

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Now, we can count producer Timbaland and his BFF, Brit's former boyfriend Justin Timberlake, among those who want to help the bald and beleaguered star resurrect her career.

Timbaland (right) has approached Timberlake about working with Spears on a comeback project, and her ex has agreed to lend a hand.

The rapper and producer - real name Timothy Mosley - tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "I feel her pain, it really bothers me.

"I'm the type of person who tries to save the world," he said. "I just want to take her away, go overseas, and work (it) out."

Save the world? Isn't that a little extreme? Wanting to help the mother of Jayden James is nice and all, but it doesn't exactly make you Bono, Timbaland. Come on.

In any case, Timbaland says he invited Timberlake, whom he calls his "best friend," to work with him to help Spears.

"I asked Justin," Timbaland recalls. "'How would you feel about me working with Britney?' I had to ask him that. I said, 'Would you do it with me?'"

JT, who has been publicly supportive of his ex, agreed on one condition:

"She's just gotta be serious."

No stipulations about a dick in a box, fortunately.

Spears, has clearly lost her mind over the past few months, is seeking treatment at a drug and rehabilitation center in California after two prior failed efforts to get clean.

"I just want to hold her hand," Timbaland said. "I want her to be in my camp, to be around Justin. I need Justin to talk to her. Help her, please!"