Britney says “No!” to indecent proposal

Millionaire horn-dog can't buy Spears' love; Lopez and Puffy: High-caliber couple. Plus: Siniad O' Connor hears celibacy calling.

Topics: Celebrity, Martha Stewart, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears,

Oops! Britney Spears is defending her virginity again.

The indefatigable U.K. Sun reports that the princess of purity has turned down an offer of more than $11 million to sleep with an “infatuated American businessman.”

“It’s a disgusting offer. He should go and have a cold shower and leave me alone,” the belly-buttoned one reportedly told the tabloid. “It’s outrageous how a man like that can offer something which is totally unacceptable.”

Robert Redford could not be reached for comment.

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Double your pleasure

“It’s like having twins: You get it all over at once.”

Michael Blakemore on winning two Tony Awards for best director — for a musical (“Kiss Me Kate”) and a play (“Copenhagen”) — in one night.

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Livin’ la vida Lopez

Whatever Eminem felt during his nasty little scuffle the other night, rest assured, it’s nothing compared to the deep terror that gripped Jennifer Lopez at Puffy’s side during that fateful nightclub visit last year.

“It was a nightmare from beginning to end — I was absolutely terrified,” Lopez told British Elle, breaking her silence on the matter. “People around me were being shot. I was scared to death.”

But while she describes it as “a totally devastating experience that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy,” she says it’s not going to get in the way of her special love thing with the Daddy of Puff.

Sure, she says, “It’s made it so much harder for us — you can’t imagine the stress. It gets in the way but it’s not going to ruin what we have.”

Really, what’s a little random gunplay when you’re in love?

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At least he didn’t give him kneepads …

“It’s hardly a joke.”

Gerhard Schroeder’s former spokesman, Peter Boenisch, on the German chancellor’s recent gift to President Clinton: a 100-pound box of cigars.



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Where’s Charlie?

Hello, Angels! How’d you like to meet the faceless man who’s been doling out the assignments on speakerphone all these years?

According to the British film site Popcorn, Charlie himself will make an appearance in the upcoming big-screen version of “Charlie’s Angels” — and he’ll be played by a Scottish helicopter pilot.

Word is that David Paris, a 27-year-old pilot hired to chauffeur Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu around during shooting, so charmed his charges that when the director decided to include Charlie in a scene, they suggested him for the role. The scene, Popcorn reports, is in the can.

But will the chopper man end up on the cutting room floor?

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Nothing compares 2 sexy priest gear

“I have a huge calling toward celibacy, which will probably ultimately be the way I’ll go. Obviously I am a very sexual person, and that’s why it’s a struggle … I do insist on wearing very feminine and feminine-cut priest gear.”

– Mother Bernadette Mary (aka Siniad O’Connor) revealing that old habits die hard, in Time magazine.

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Juicy bits

One good Samaritan deserves another. So if you come across Willie Fulgear’s safe in a trash pile somewhere, be sure to give him a call. The scrap-metal dealer who found 52 stolen Oscar statuettes earlier this year says he’s out most of his $50,000 reward money after burglars broke into his L.A. apartment and swiped the safe containing $40,000 and some jewelry. “I didn’t get a chance to even enjoy my money,” Fulgear told KCAL-TV. Guess Price Waterhouse can’t guarantee everything.

The Body, the soap star? Jesse Ventura is planning to appear as himself on the CBS soap opera “The Young and the Restless.” The episode, which will be taped in Los Angeles on June 14 (during the Minnesota governor’s weeklong trip to California), will air later this month. Set your VCRs now …

Lou Rawls, it turns out, would rather not drink muddy water. And he’s suing the city of Los Angeles and the Department of Water and Power for more than $500,000 to prove it. According to the Los Angeles Times, Rawls is ticked that the water at his home is polluted with “sand and other contaminants,” even though he has had his pipes flushed and fixed and gotten new faucets. He must be the only person in Los Angeles who has yet to discover Pellegrino.

Is GLAAD’s PR campaign against Dr. Laura Schlessinger working or what? A new poll by Shell Oil has found that only 6 percent of Americans say they’d want Dr. Laura to solve their relationship problems — making her the least trusted celebrity expert around. Thirty-two percent of respondents said they’d welcome home-repair advice from Bob Vila. Twenty-four percent said Warren Buffet can give them stock tips anytime. Nineteen percent would allow Martha Stewart to decorate their lives. And 10 percent would even take exercise lessons from Richard Simmons. Just please, whatever you do, don’t ask Dr. Laura what she thinks of ol’ Richard …

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