'Toxic' Britney returns to rehab 

Will the second time in rehab prove the charm for Britney Spears? After a blink-and-you-missed-it daylong stint at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads treatment facility last week, Britney flew the coop. Then (FYI, in case you just jetted back from Mars) she returned to Los Angeles and shaved her head, reportedly as a desperate act of defiance against her mother, Lynne Spears — who was said to be beside herself about Britney ditching rehab.

Now, it appears that the troubled "Toxic" singer is finally ready to clean up her act. Britney’s rep announced Tuesday that she has voluntarily entered an undisclosed treatment center, summarily requesting "that the media respect her privacy as well as [that] of her family and friends at this time."

According to Web site TMZ.com, the 25-year-old singer is at an L.A. in-patient facility, and her check-in was prompted by pressure from her loved ones, including mom Lynne.

Let’s hope this time Britney actually sticks around long enough to get the help she needs.

Paris: Three’s Company?

(AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson) The hat says it all. Rich and famous Paris Hilton not only had two dates for her birthday, she had two extended parties on two continents. She started on February 16 in Ischgl, a popular ski resort in western Austria, then hopped over to Las Vegas where the party started at the Hard Rock and moved on to other hot spots.

Leave it to Paris Hilton to give herself an outrageous birthday present money can’t buy: a date with not one but two dudes.

Thehard-partying heirhead, who turned 26 on Saturday, reportedly hit Las Vegas hot spot Nobu for dinner with sister Nicky and boyfriend David Katzenberg, plus BFF Nicole Richie and her guy, Joel Madden. Sounds relatively tame, right?

But Paris super-sized the triple date by bringing along ex Stavros Niarchos — as well as all-purpose boy-toy Brandon Davis.

The trust-funded trio enjoyed a lovely evening of raw fish and swapping spit — with Paris dealing out kisses to both Brandon and Stavros as she ate her sushi, says gossip writer Janet Charlton. Ewww!

The romantic triangle may not have ended at the restaurant. Paris and her guys also reportedly shared a hotel room. And something tells us it wasn’t a cost-cutting measure.

Inside Anna’s Anguish

(Lou Toman/AFP/Getty Images) Howard K. Stern sits in a courtroom in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida as hearings continue in the death of Anna Nicole Smith.

Appearing in a Florida court on Tuesday to battle over the ultimate resting place of Anna Nicole Smith’s remains, her former lawyer and partner Howard K. Stern opened up about their life together — and revealed the late model’s macabre fixation with death.

"She talked of death really from the time that I met her," Howard told the court. "Anna in a lot of ways thought she was going to die young and thought she was going to be like Marilyn Monroe."

After her son, Daniel, 20, died in September, the troubled reality star was inconsolable, Howard says: "For the most part, Anna didn’t leave her room."

"She died emotionally when Daniel died. She had real problems accepting Daniel was gone. She had people open the casket and she was just inconsolable and was hugging him and wanted to go down withhim."

Whether or not Anna’s death was accidental, it’s clear she was driven to the brink by untold demons.

Bridget’s Revenge?

(Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images) New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady stayed calm when he got knocked down during the AFC Championship Game, but can he handle unexpected emotional blows as well?

Was San Mateo native Tom Brady blindsided by the announcement that his ex, Bridget Moynahan, is three months pregnant with his child?

We’re guessing Bridget didn’t feel too terribly guilty that the breaking news put a damper on her former beau’s romantic Paris vacation with his new girlfriend, supermodel Gisele Bundchen. But Tom’s camp claims that Bridget actually planned the revelation to embarrass the New England Patriots quarterback.

A source close to Tom told the New York Post, "Bridget didn’t even bother to tell him she was going to go public with this."

Another believes Bridget "may have gotten pregnant on purpose. She is 36, wanted a baby, and Tom was dumping her. It’s a little suspicious."

And yet another friend asserts to Us magazine’s Web site that "she announced it to make him look like a jerk."

However, a rep for Bridget insists the model-actress gave her ex a "heads-up" before confirming her pregnancy in the press.

Frankly, we think any woman who has to watch her man move on to Gisele is entirely justified in doing whatever she can to make him squirm.

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

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