Britney's complicated virginity

No one understands sex like the proudest prude in adolescence; Dr. Ruth likes her fast, dangerous scooter for the purest of reasons. Plus: Billy Bob Thornton's ex-girlfriend blows the whistle on him, and Ricky Martin assures us no one blew anything.

By Amy Reiter
September 18, 2000 8:37PM (UTC)
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So what if she's the world's most famous virgin? Britney Spears swears she's just like those sex-obsessed women on her favorite show, "Sex and the City."

In fact, she tells Elle, she and Carrie are practically the same person. "Sarah Jessica Parker? I'm her," she says. "And all of the things that they talk about are so true."


If the idea of the teenage popster sipping cosmos and discussing the finer points of faking orgasms with her fashionable friends is a little much for the rest of us to take, it apparently comes as no shock to "Sex and the City" scribe and real-life Carrie doppelgdnger Candace Bushnell.

"I have to say, with most of what I write, so many people think they are the characters or that the characters are someone they know, so it's not surprising," Bushnell told me at the New York launch party for her new book, "4 Blondes," last week.

To prove her point, Bushnell turned to a male fan expectantly holding out the new book for her to sign. "How about you?" she inquired, sweetly. "Are you in the book?"


"Heh," offered the unfortunate fellow.

"I bet you are," Bushnell said, sizing him up. "Maybe you're the 'up-the-butt guy.' You're not the 'up-the-butt guy,' are you? Are you the 'up-the-butt' guy?"

Now I ask you, would Britney ever do that?

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Oh, please

"The Force is with me."

-- Liam Neeson on his miraculous recovery after a motorcycle crash in July.

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Dr. Ruth's sexy new toy

If you're irritated by the sudden rash of scooters zipping down the sidewalk, don't look to Dr. Ruth Westheimer for support.


The diminutive doctor says her scooter -- "one of those Razors" -- is her favorite thing in the world at the moment.

"I used a scooter in Frankfurt when I was a little girl," she recalls in Men's Journal.

"I think this new scooter is very sexy, and not only because of the shape," she opines, hastily adding, "I don't see the male sexual member in every obelisk."


No, it's about speed -- and danger. "You can go as fast as you want," she says, "take a little risk, and it's fun."

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Two views on Eminem

"I've got a crush and I'm not afraid to say it."

-- Singer Pink, to whom the rapper formerly known as Marshall Mathers wrote mash notes at the MTV Music Video Awards.


"Eminem? Who? What?"

-- Violent lyrics foe Tipper Gore, showing she doesn't have the slimmest, shadiest clue who the man who promised in song to "beat the shit out of" his estranged wife is.

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Juicy bits

Does Kevin Spacey have a secret? Hollywood "spies" have told the New York Post that Spacey and freshly free Helen Hunt are "having a torrid affair," having fallen for each other on the set of "Pay It Forward." "Everyone's talking about it," blabbed the paper's source. Me, I haven't been this baffled since Michael Jackson married Lisa Marie.


You'd think she'd be grateful, but Laura Dern's apparently still bitter about the way Billy Bob Thornton abruptly ditched her for Angelina Jolie. "I left our home to work on a movie, and while I was away my boyfriend got married, and I've never heard from him again," she tells Talk. "It's like a sudden death. For no one has there been any closure or clarity." Really, Laura, you're better off without him.

And speaking of getting dumped. Ricky Martin is ditching the lyrics "she blew me off" in the U.K. version of his new single "She Bangs," according to the U.K. Sun. Sony Record bigwigs were apparently a little fearful of how British fans would interpret the line. Whoa! Loca that.

Break out the leather chaps. A film about the Hells Angels is coming soon to a multiplex near you. The BBC reports that British director Tony Scott wants to do for bikes what he did for planes in "Top Gun." Based on the memoirs of Hells Angels honcho Ralph Sonny Barger, the film will be chockablock with sex, violence and rock 'n' roll and has the blessings of the notorious bike club. And you thought "Gimme Shelter" had about covered it.

Mr. Big's proving himself worthy of his name. Variety reports that "Sex and the City" star Chris Noth has not only landed an HBO show of his own, but has also snagged a seven-figure sum to star in an NBC miniseries based on Steve Martini's novel "The Judge." He's also starring in a Broadway production of Gore Vidal's "The Best Man" and will share the screen with Denis Leary and Elizabeth Hurley in "Double Whammy" as well as make appearances in Tom Hanks' "Castaway" and the forthcoming flick "The Glass House." Actually, maybe they oughta call him Mr. Busy.

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