'Manipulative' Britney Spears

Britney Spears is "manipulative and cunning", according to her father,

Dad Jamie - who is officially the conservator of Britney's financial affairs and estate - insists 26-year-old Britney has the ability to influence him, because she plays on their close relationship.

He told America's OK! Magazine: "She sometimes calls me 50 times a day and asks me things that light my life up. But, like all daughters, she is very manipulative and cunning. So she gets what she wants a lot."

Jamie also spoke about his feelings for Britney's ex-husband Kevin Federline, who was recently awarded full custody of his two sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James, with the pop superstar.

He said: "Kevin has a wonderful heart. He wants them to raise these kids together. Kevin's heart is right."

Jamie insists his relationship with Britney has improved considerably since he became her conservator.

He added: "We've grown a lot. I've been able to come back into my daughter's life, and that was an adjustment anyway, because I'm an alcoholic and it's the first time we've really been able to share."

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Mariah Carey lives up to her diva reputation as she employs TWO people to towel her dry

When she visited London earlier this year, Mariah Carey dismissed rumours she was a diva, insisting she was misunderstood.

But the superstar's recent behaviour is doing little to dispel the stereotype after she was spotted being dried by two assistants following a dip in the Mediterranean.

The 38-year-old singer is enjoying a 'second honeymoon' with new husband Nick Cannon, 27, in Capri after a belated wedding party in New York last weekend.

After enjoying a dip in the open sea, a bikini-clad Mariah was helped onto her luxury yacht by some male assistants before she was greeted by a cosy, waiting towel.

As she was hoisted up the back of the boat, Mariah revealed her stunning bikini body after slimming down earlier this year to promote her latest album E=MC2.

Wearing a flowery, string bikini, Mariah looked toned, but curved, and flashed a butterfly tattoo on her lower back.

After drying off, Mariah enjoyed some glasses of champagne with her toyboy husband of four months, before changing into a second one-piece swimsuit.

It wasn't long before the couple were back in the water after getting a smaller speed boat to a rocky enclave, where they enjoyed a cuddle in the shade.
Mariah has been looking better than ever this year after embarking on a diet and fitness regime.

The singer toned up by swimming in her private pool every day, and even though she's on holiday, Mariah has been continuing her fitness routine by swimming in the Med.

Speaking of her keep fit plan, Mariah said: 'What's great about working out in the pool is that the water acts as resistance, so you're actually exercising twice as hard without feeling it.'

Mariah and rapper/actor Nick arrived in Capri - where the singer holidays every year - this week after celebrating their nuptials with a star-studded party in the Hamptons, New York on Saturday.

Record boss Antonio 'L.A.' Reid hosted the couple's post-wedding party at his Sagaponack mansion.

Among the guests were LL Cool J, Samuel L. Jackson and Gwyneth Paltrow.

The party was a chance for Mariah and Nick to celebrate their nuptials in the U.S. after a small, private ceremony in the singer's private estate in the Bahamas on April 30th.

Their shock marriage came just six weeks after they started dating after Mariah cast Nick as her love interest in the video for her single Bye Bye.

Following the marriae, Mariah said: 'We really do feel we are soulmates. I never felt a love like this was in the cards for me.

'My pastor Clarence Keaton flew in from New York. The whole wedding was really beautiful and sweet. Being there with loved ones under the sky ... it was a spiritual moment.'

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Jennifer Aniston's new man

Musician John is rumoured to have ended his three-month relationship with the former 'Friends' actress because of long-term commitment issues.

Friends say tension between the couple lead to a trial separation, but other sources suggest Jennifer, 39, has already moved on and is dating male model Matt Felker - who starred in the video for Britney Spears' song 'Toxic'.

A source close to John, 30, told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "John is still mulling over their relationship. He likes to have some space before deciding it is definitely over. But he may be too late. If these rumours that she is dating a model are true, he will be really upset."

John and Jennifer were reportedly planning to move in together after his present tour ends in September and marriage was even rumoured.

However, despite reports the pair were ready to settle down, the relationship apparently broke down because John felt he couldn't commit to Jennifer's plans.

A source said: "John took the decision to end things as he felt he just wasn't ready for the level of commitment that Jennifer deserved.

"Contrary to reports, Jennifer didn't want to have kids or marry this year, but she did want to set a timetable for their future together. She also wanted him to assure her he would cut down his tours in the future when they did eventually have children."

Jennifer has had a rocky love life.

Former husband Brad Pitt left her three years ago for his 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith' co-star Angelina Jolie. Since her divorce, she has dated Vince Vaughn and male model Paul Sculfor.

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Jessica Simpson Is Leggy In Her Daisy Dukes

Here’s Jessica Simpson leaving Mr. Chow’s restaurant looking like a hot mess. Usually when Jessica doesn’t show off her cleavage I get upset and frustrated, but because she has her Daisy Dukes on revealing her silky, toned legs it saves what could have been a big waste of our time. So enjoy.

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Jessica Simpson Is Sexy In Elle Magazine

Here’s Jessica Simpson in September’s issue of Elle Magazine. Now I know you guys aren’t going to go out and buy it since it’s a chick magazine, so I decided to post it. Yes, I knew you wanted to check out her breasts in the grocery store aisle but were too embarrassed. You’re welcome.

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Kate Moss booted off best-dressed list

The supermodel was beaten by rival catwalk queen Agyness Deyn, 25, who retained her number one spot for the second year in the list compiled by Grazia magazine.

Deyn is followed by Gwyneth Paltrow, who recently shed her mumsy image to wow the fashion press with a series of mini-dresses and skyscraper Christian Louboutin designer heels.

Sarah Jessica Parker came third, despite being ridiculed for the eccentric green hat she wore to the premiere of the Sex and the City film.

For the first time, French President's wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has made the list, at number five, followed by model Daisy Lowe and Batman actress Maggie Gyllenhaal. Model Elle Macpherson and actress Uma Thurman are in joint seventh.

The top 10 is completed by actresses Natalie Portman and Kate Hudson and Dasha Zhukova, Roman Abramovich's girlfriend.

In last year's list Moss came fifth.

Grazia Editor Jane Bruton said: "Agyness Deyn had to take the crown. Her influentially eclectic look, trailblazing ability to segue between style personalities and pure fashion nous has had us captivated for months."

Moss has fallen from favour in recent years following allegations about her private life and a turbulent relationship with rock bad boy Pete Doherty. Despite launching a designer range for TopShop in 2007, Moss has failed to recapture her former success.

She is now rumoured to be close to marrying Jamie Hince, guitarist for The Kills.

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Stella McCartney 'goes ballistic' as her bra is used to sell £6,500 mink coat

Designer Stella McCartney has furiously demanded that a leading fashion house drop one of its adverts - because it features a model wearing lingerie from her collection beneath a mink fur coat.

Ms McCartney - an ardent supporter of animal rights who refuses to use fur or leather in her own designs – is said to have hit the roof and threatened legal action after spotting one of her bras in the advert for Hockley, a fur boutique based in Mayfair.

The offending ad appears in the latest issue of Vogue and shows a model in a black lace McCartney bra draped in a £6,450 full-length mink black and white ‘Atlas’ coat accessorised with a leather belt.

‘Stella went absolutely ballistic when she saw it,’ a source at Ms McCartney’s store in Mayfair told The Mail on Sunday. ‘I have never seen her so angry. She hit the roof and said that she planned to sue.

‘She allows her accessories to be lent to shoots all the time, but she would never ever allow anything of hers to go to a fashion house that deals exclusively with fur.

‘If Stella knew it was going to be used by Hockley there is no way she would have lent it. It was loaned to a stylist in good faith, but when Stella saw the picture she was furious. She said: “It goes against everything I stand for.”

‘She didn’t see any proofs, she just saw the campaign. It’s a monumental cock-up. Stella is disgusted.’

The full-page advertisement would have cost Hockley close to £26,400 to place in Vogue’s September edition. Shooting the photos would have cost at least another £10,000.

Last night Hockley issued a grovelling apology and said that it would not be using the advert again.

A spokesman for the company said: ‘Hockley is aware of Stella McCartney’s views and is respectful of them. This was an unfortunate mistake and Hockley would not intentionally make anyone feel uncomfortable.

‘Hockley both requested and was told that the item was a vintage piece and apologises for any embarrassment caused to Stella McCartney. It is not Hockley’s intention to use the image again.’
A source from Stella McCartney said that the mix-up occurred when a fashion stylist they had dealt with in the past asked to borrow some samples from her collection.

‘A stylist asked to borrow lingerie to use for an editorial fashion shoot in April,’ the source said. ‘The stylist made a mistake and used it in an advertising campaign instead, under a fur coat, without telling Stella McCartney or seeking her approval.

‘When the magazine came out Stella was obviously very disappointed as it goes against her beliefs.’

Hockley is renowned for stocking the world’s best fur designers. The boutique offers a unique purpose-built cold-storage vault to keep the furs of its high-profile customers in perfect condition.

Thirty-six-year-old Ms McCartney, a strict vegetarian, is a well known animal rights campaigner and held the Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Humanitarian Awards ceremony in her Mayfair boutique in 2006.

Ms McCartney has previously been vocal about her dislike of the use of real fur in advertising campaigns and even berated her close friend Madonna for wearing it. The designer said: ‘Madonna won’t wear anything she doesn’t eat. But the other day she was wearing this coat made from baby lambs that hadn’t even been born. So I said: “I didn’t know you ate foetuses.”’

Ms McCartney, daughter of Sir Paul McCartney, has also fallen out with her close friend Kate Moss for wearing fur and attacked supermodel Naomi Campbell for stepping out in mink.

‘Stella just won’t tolerate it,’ the source added. ‘She’s so offended that someone could use her clothes in a campaign with fur.’

A spokesman for Stella McCartney last night declined to comment.

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