Poor Britney Spears: Crazy Like A Fox Or Just, Uh, Crazy?

  • Britney Spears backed out of recording a duet with Justin Timberlake at the last minute. Says an insider, "She's sick... sick in the head. She needs help. What she's got - and we've heard it's like bipolar disorder - can easily be treated with medication, but she won't do it." If all this is an elaborate plot to promote her appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards, it's working. We're not going to miss that shit. [Page Six]
  • Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx reminisces about the old days, when he and his buddies would bet on who could have sex with the fattest chick or tag team a mother and daughter. Ah, memories! [Page Six]
  • Is Marc Jacobs engaged to his boyfriend Jason Preston? A source says Preston was seen "flashing a Cartier ring to his friends, telling everyone he was engaged." [Gatecrasher, 2nd item]
  • Blind item! "Which celebrity actress' Xanax prescription is often passed around in Los Angeles nightclubs by an equally famous younger actress, who's friends with her daughter?" [Gatecrasher, last item]
  • Tyra Banks has cut her manager Benny Medina,loose. Medina had a bitter legal breakup with former client Jennifer Lopez, but his split with Tyra is said to be amicable. [Rush & Molloy]
  • Madonna's husband Guy Ritchie broke his gamekeeper's arm in a "play fight." Ouch. [Rush & Molloy, 2nd item]
  • Beyoncé accidentally flashed fans during a fashion line launch in Toronto. Boobielicious? [Rush & Molloy, 6th item]
  • OMG, there's video! [Egotastic]
  • Lindsay Lohan may not be charged with three counts of felony — meaning she won't do prison time (but maybe 4 days in jail). We'll see! [TMZ]
  • Carey Hart — motocross star and husband of Pink — says the reports of him making out with other girls are "just a bunch of trash talk" and a "nasty rumor." He adds, "Everything's fine." We desperately want to believe him. [People]
  • Gwen Stefani stayed covered up when she played a concert in Malaysia, because of the Islamic country's dress code. Under Malaysian government rules, a female artist must be covered from her shoulders to her knees. We predict Britney Spears will never play Malaysia. [People]
  • Nicole Richie will wait until after she gives birth to get married. "She wants to do it on her own schedule," says a source. "And it will be done because they are in love, not because they are up against some deadline." Also? She needs to do a little jail time. [E!]
  • Noted environmentalist Bette Midler cut down more than 230 trees around her property in Hawaii without a permit and was fined $6,500. Whoops! [Yahoo!]
  • Are Kate Moss and Pete Doherty back together? Sources say she ignored him while she was on vacation in Spain, but now that she's back in London, it's on — and the two are shacked up in a hotel together. A source also says Kate swears she's "miserable without him and desperately happy with him." [DailyMail]
  • Lily Allen supports Amy Winehouse and hopes she gets well. "I've been around enough substance abuse to know it's a serious matter," Lily says. Still, raising your glass to someone who has a drinking problem is a little rude, no? [Mirror]
  • Amy Winehouse's entire North American tour is canceled, by the way. [USA Today]
  • Jack Osbourne says he'll never sleep with a famous girl again. "They are all insecure, rail thin and obsessed with themselves — I've never met a normal one." We're not sure any famous girls are actually falling over themselves to hook up with Jack, but we respect his statement. [The Sun]
  • Paris Hilton is picking up some eco-tips from her new friend, Entourage star Adrian Grenier. He's helping her pick out a home that she can easily convert into an environmentally friendly living space. As long as this friendship stays a friendship, we applaud him. [Showbuzz]