Is Colin reforming his party boy ways? 

Bad boy Colin Farrell is cleaning up his act.

The notorious party boy, drinker and womanizer, who checked himself into rehab seven months ago, says he hasn’t had a drink in six months and credits his 2-year-old son James (with ex-girlfriend Kim Bordenave), with the transformation.

"I have a newfound appreciation for my life. I wasn’t suicidal but I never had much of a will to live a long time," the "Miami Vice" star told The Daily Mirror. "Now I want to watch my son grow up, be his friend and his father and hang around with him. So he’s the greatest priority in my life."

As for his love life, Farrell, who in the past has been romantically linked to Angelina Jolie, Britney Spears, Kate Beckinsale, Demi Moore, Lindsay Lohan and, most recently, his "Pride and Glory" co-star Lake Bell, says he is focusing on his son and himself right now.

"And with my life as it is now, it would be very hard to have somebody — for them and me. I’m never in one place for longer than three or four months and have been living in hotels for seven years," Farrell said. "I’ve been lucky enough to have been in love a few times and I’ve felt how wonderful it is. But it comes with a lot of responsibility and pressures. It’s better for me, at 30, to be on my own."

Britney ... one more time

Justin Timberlake is finally sharing some details about his 2002 split with "singer" Britney Spears. We’re sure this sharing has nothing to do with promoting his upcoming album, "FutureSex/LoveSounds."

"I was in love with her from the start," Timberlake told GQ magazine about his relationship with Spears, whom he met on the set of "The Mickey Mouse Club" when he was 11 years old and she was 10.

Timberlake went on to say that when the couple broke up, Spears hinted that he was to blame.

"When we initially parted ways, I felt like she had a couple of opportunities to just sort of stick up for me, and she didn’t," the 25-year-old singer said.

Of course, it looks like Timberlake is getting the last laugh now. He’s dating Cameron Diaz, while Spears is married to, ahem, Kevin Federline.

Mr. Christie Brinkley, no more

Not surprisingly, Christie Brinkley isn’t taking the news of her soon-to-be ex-husband’s affair with a 19-year-old employee at his architectural firm very well.

"She is totally shocked and just devastated," a blabby buddy of Brinkley’s tells People magazine. "She has been extremely concerned about the impact of this situation on her children and felt it was very important to protect them and take them away for a little bit."

Brinkley, who split with Peter Cook last week, has dropped her two children off with her parents in Los Angeles, hoping to shield them from all the mudslinging that is sure to happen.

So why would Cook cheat on his supermodel wife?

Apparently, Cook was tired of being referred to as Mr. Christie Brinkley.

"Life revolved around trying to accommodate her," an insider told People. "He was definitely at her beck and call."

Pardon me?

Keith Richards was arrested for reckless driving in Arkansas … 31 years ago.

On Tuesday, the state Parole Board approved an application for clemency submitted by Gov. Mike Huckabee on Richards’ behalf, according to The Associated Press.

In July 1975, the Rolling Stone guitarist pleaded guilty to reckless driving and paid a $162.50 fine. Huckabee said he pardoned Richards because he was concerned that Richards’ impression of Arkansas "was marred by a misdemeanor traffic stop."

Sounds to us like someone is bucking for free concert tickets.

smansfield@examiner.com

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