Britney Is Learning To Be A Parent

  • Britney Spears and Kevin Federline both went to their first Parenting Without Conflict session yesterday. They learned "polite requests," cooperative parenting and communication skills. Sounds like fun — and a step in the right direction! They're both due in court Friday for a "progress review." [People]
  • The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, says, "I would love to talk to Britney. I really feel sorry for her. I want to tell her, 'It's OK'." Dontcha think Britney would probably be all, "Who the hell are you?" [Daily Mail]
  • More fakeness on The Hills: Lauren Conrad rolls her eyes when people try to talk to her and the cameras are off. Plus — she went on a date, and when she was reflecting on it "afterward" she'd changed her hair and nail polish. No one thinks it's real, yet no one can stop watching. It's like wrestling. (With cell phones and skinny jeans.) [Gatecrasher, 3rd item]
  • Former *NSync member Lance Bass says his new book will sell more copies than rapper 50 Cent's new book (launched on the same day) because "he doesn't have any relationships with guys in that book. And I'm pretty sure he doesn't have any space training, either." Uh, Lance has a point. [Gatecrasher]
  • OMG Not so blind item: "Which Hollywood faux-mance is being cranked up higher as their film sinks at the box office?" [Gatecrasher, last item]
  • Did magician David Copperfield offer a woman $2 million to drop her rape charge? Did he invite her to a "party" at his mansion in the Bahamas? When she got there, did she find it was a party of two? A pal says that night, he forced himself on her. "She told me she fought back," the friend says. "But she said that just seemed to turn him on more." [Rush & Molloy]
  • A source says Christina Aguilera is expecting twins. Double trouble! [Rush & Molloy]
  • Paul McCartney's estranged wife Heather Mills wants Reese Witherspoon to portray her in the movie of her life. We're trying to picture Reese with a faux leg... [Page Six]
  • Fox may do a spinoff of Prison Break called Prison Break: Cherry Hill — set at a women's prison! No "gonna make you my bitch" jokes, please. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Amy Winehouse has pledged to give up drinking... before a gig. She gave a sober performance in Amsterdam "and gave her best show of the tour yet." Atta girl! [The Sun]
  • Maria Shriver is done with TV news, a decision she made after the media circus surrounding the death of Anna Nicole Smith. "It was then that I knew that the TV news business had changed and so had I," she says. We liked her better before she married the Governator. [Yahoo News]
  • The hit single "Umbrella" was originally done for Mary J. Blige, but she was too busy. But she thinks Rihanna did a great job: "I was so glad that she caught it and knocked it out of the park, and it's still one of my favorite songs to date." [MTV News]