Gossip Roundup: Britney's "Real Woman's Love"

  • Britney Spears' dad speaks out about Brit's firing her manager Larry Rudolph: "The Spears family would like to publicly apologize to Larry for our daughter's statements about him over the past few weeks." Britney's response: "I am praying for my father. We have never had a good relationship. It's sad that all the men that have been in my life do not know how to accept a real woman's love." Damn, we like this new publicist-having Britney! [Page Six]
  • Paris Hilton and singer James Blunt are engaging each other's open sores. [R&M]
  • Madonna's rep denies that the singer is "devastated" not to have met Nelson Mandela on her latest trip to Africa: ""She never planned to meet him. She'd be honored, I'm sure. But she's focusing on Malawi. South Africa is Oprah's territory." Quick, Bono, call dibs on something! [R&M, last item]
  • According to Page Six, "[Jessica] Alba's "Fantastic Four" co-star, Beau Garrett, has also been signed by Revlon, but his role is as yet undefined." We're shocked to hear of Garrett's gender reassignment surgery. [Page Six]