Britney in rehab again — for how long? 

Third time’s the charm? After a week during which she twice ditched rehab after less than 24 hours, Britney Spears has once again checked herself into a treatment facility.

After voluntarily entering Malibu’s Promises on Tuesday and leaving early Wednesday morning, Britney entered rehab again Thursday.

As of press time, the location of the facility has not been disclosed. And perhaps that’s for the best: Reportedly, the reason Britney left Promises was primarily the paparazzi attention. A source told E! Online that the detoxing diva was beside herself when photos of her on the grounds surfaced on the Internet.

The troubled pop star is scheduled to spend 30 to 45 days in an in-patient program, reports Web site TMZ.com … but at this rate, it’ll be a miracle if she makes it through the weekend.

K-Fed Steps Up

It’s a sad commentary on Britney’s recent behavior that her soon-to-be ex-husband, Kevin Federline, is coming off as a model parent by comparison. Though he was widely reviled by press and public as a freeloading party boy during their marriage, the FedEx is now providing a stable environment for sons Sean Preston, almost 18 months, and Jayden James, 5 months.

With support from his own mother and Britney’s concerned mom, Lynne Spears, Kevin has been caring for the boys throughout his wife’s recent ups and downs. Upon her sudden flight from Promises, he requested an emergency custody hearing that was set for Thursday but then canceled when Britney re-entered rehab.

A friend confessed to Us magazine’s Web site, "He is beyond sad. This is the worst week of his entire life. He doesn’t even want to pick up the phone. Things are beyond not well with Britney, and he still loves her."

A source close to Britney’s family told the site, "Britney’s family feels that Kevin has been a blessing and they are very impressed with Kevin taking so much responsibility."

Words we thought we’d never hear.

Anna: Drug Drama

The court battle over Anna Nicole Smith’s remains has ended, but every day brings more shocking revelations about the late model’s turbulent lifestyle — and more acrimonious accusations.

Wednesday, Anna’s mother, Virgie Arthur, said she feared for the life of Anna’s daughter Dannielynn as long as she was in the care of Howard K. Stern, who claims to be the child’s father — linking Howard to the September death of Anna’s son, Daniel:

"My grandson did not overdose. Howard was there when he died. And Howard was there when my daughter died. And he has my granddaughter now and it’s not even his child, and I’m afraid for her life as well. Please help us."

Thursday, Anna’s photographer ex-boyfriend, Larry Birkhead, who claims paternity of her daughter, said Anna was on drugs while she was carrying the baby.

"She was taking medications before and during her pregnancy," Larry said. "I was very concerned about that, because we’d already had one miscarriage."

At this point, we’re all concerned for little Dannielynn.

Rachel’s Racy Talk

(Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images For IMG) Actress Rachel Bilson tells her mom everything.

When it comes to sex, Rachel Bilson keeps no secrets — from her mom, that is.

"My mom’s a sex therapist, so she’s great at talking about relationships," the former "O.C." star told Your Look magazine. "She knew the day after I lost my virginity. ... She started talking to me about sex. She said, ‘It happened last night, didn’t it?’ I was like, ‘How did you do that?!’"

Rachel recalls, "She did the whole mom thing, of course: Use condoms, etc. Weird, but helpful."

But the brunette beauty is a little less forthcoming with the press than with her family. Asked about her breakup with then-co-star Adam Brody, Rachel says, "I don’t talk about my breakup with Adam," she says. "I don’t want the world to know everything. It feels awkward. Invasive."

Kind of like, say … your mom asking about your sex life?

Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer who has a celebrity astrology blog at www.celebastroblogy.com.

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