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Britney Spears is finally free of K-Fed, but that may not be the case with first husband Jason Alexander, (not to be confused with “Seinfield” star Jason Alexander) People magazine reports. Remember him? Spears and Alexander wed in Las Vegas in 2004, but their short-lived marriage was annulled 55 hours later. Alexander recently told TV’s “Extra” of Federline: “I don’t hate the guy … I think he made an idiot of himself.” When asked if he thought Federline married the pop princess for her money, Alexander astutely replied, “I don’t know, the only thing he’s done since they’ve been married is spend money.” Alexander went on to offer Spears a shoulder to cry on, should she need it: “Give me a call. I’m a good guy to talk to … and I’m here for you.” He also admitted, “I still love her.” Whoa! Somebody’s in the market for a new sugar momma.

Sir Elton John took a pot shot at religion recently in an interview published in the Observer newspaper’s Music Monthly Magazine. “I think religion has always tried to turn hatred toward gay people,” he said. “Religion promotes the hatred and spite against gays.” John went on to say, if it were up to him, he’d ban religion completely. “Organized religion doesn’t seem to work. It turns people into really hateful lemmings and it’s not really compassionate,” he said. John also criticized fellow musicians for failing to resolve world conflicts: “It’s like the peace movement in the ’60s. Musicians got through to people by getting out there and doing peace concerts, but we don’t seem to do them any more,” he said. “If John Lennon were alive today, he’d be leading it with a vengeance.” Amen. In the words of Lennon, “All we are saying is give peace a chance.”

Don’t hate the hobbit! Appreciate! Eyewitnesses at the MTVu awards Oct. 26 saw musician/actor Jared Leto cuff actor Elijah Wood around the neck, OK! Magazine reports. At one point during the show, Leto approached Wood and whispered in his ear. Leto then walked away, but came back to the table, grabbed Wood around the neck and shouted an expletive. Shortly after, Leto left. The furry-footed Wood’s rep confirmed to OK!: “What is reported online is correct. We have nothing more to add.” Leto’s reps didn’t respond. Apparently, all of Jared’s guy-liner has seeped into his brain and is affecting his judgment.

Quotes of the Week:

“Mayonnaise really creeps me out.” –Rachel Ray on what you’ll never find in her kitchen.

“I think that if I ever have to die, I want to die in a rehearsal room.” –Cate Blanchett on her love of the theater.

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