The love that dare not shut up

Britney and Justin play post-breakup kissy-face; Fergie does it for hours with Clooney. Plus: Rock history, Avril style; Goran says no pelts, please.

Published January 9, 2003 9:00PM (EST)

How do they do it? Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake are even more cloying when they talk about each other now that they've broken up than they were when they were still together.

Timberlake, you may recall, recently declared that he might never stop loving Spears, even though she done him wrong by cheating on him.

And now, Spears has announced that she's "very touched that he still loves me."

"There's a part of me that will always love Justin too because he was my first love," she tells Us magazine.

And just to sweeten matters even further, Britney's mom, Lynne Spears, has seen fit to weigh in as well.

"Britney will always care about [Justin] -- and so will I," she shares.

Anyone else want to splash forth a little love? Justin's mom? Britney's cat?

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Fitness Fergie-style

"I put on George Clooney in 'Ocean's Eleven' and I can just keep going."

-- Sarah Ferguson on how just looking at a certain handsome actor on video can motivate her to run on her treadmill for miles and miles and miles, to the London Daily Mail.

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Suddenly desperate

Some people go on reality TV shows to get famous. Others apparently do it to squander their fame. Kathy Griffin suspects she's among the latter.

"I have gone from 'B-List' to 'D-List,'" the actress/comedian griped to the Associated Press, assessing the effect of her appearance on "Celebrity Mole Hawaii." "I skipped 'C' altogether. I jumped right to 'D.'"

Griffin blames Queen Latifah, whom she was led to believe would be on the show, which pits the infamous and the marginally famous (Darva Conger, Coolio, one of the Baldwin brothers) against one another in an attempt to earn a few bucks.

"I really like her [Latifah], and so I was like, 'I'm in, I'm in,'" Griffin said. "I kept saying, 'If Latifah's out, I'm out, you guys, I hope you know that.' And so, of course, they didn't tell me she dropped out until like a week before."

At that point, Griffin says she felt it was too late to back out.

Unless, of course, she just really wanted to get close to Darva ...

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Major Tom? Major gaffe!

"Oops! I knew that was going to happen."

-- Avril Lavigne on her inability to pronounce David Bowie's name correctly during the Grammy nomination announcements Tuesday. (She apparently thought it rhymed with "Maui.")

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Juicy bits

Ellen DeGeneres' next career outing? Her own talk show. Variety reports that the comedian's new chat-fest has been picked up by NBC. What's more, Sharon Osbourne's talk show is also a go and will run on Tribune-owned stations. Take note, whoever's in charge of the bleep button ...

It's a dog-eat-dog world, much to "ER" star Goran Visnjic's dismay. The Croatian-born actor is among the latest celebrities to lend their names and faces to PETA's tireless crusade against fur. Visnjic appears in an ad along with his pet pooch, Bugsy. The caption: "If you wouldn't wear your dog, please don't wear any fur." Ruff stuff.

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By Amy Reiter

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