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Britney -- Hot for the Help, Again

11/22/2007 9:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

She's had alleged dalliances with her manny, record producers and professional escorts, and now Britney Spears may be hooking up with a guy who serves her food.

Life & Style reports that Brit has fallen for one Michael Marchand, a waiter at L.A.'s Mirabelle restaurant. The mag says that Brit fell for Michael earlier in the month when she had dinner at the eatery, and that "the chemistry was immediate." Since that night, the two have been on "at least" one date at Brit's mansion, and went out together a couple nights ago, at Mirabelle.

What's next – Brit bedding a paparazzo? Stay tuned.

Shaq's Soon-To-Be-Ex Wife Already Loaded


It pays to be Mrs. Shaquille O'Neal.

The Palm Beach Post reports that Shaunie O'Neal, who is in the midst of a fierce divorce battle with the Diesel, is already worth about $30 million -- before her cut of the split with Shaq. According to a financial affidavit filed in Miami-Dade County, Shaunie has the couple's $25 million Star Island home, as well as a $3.95 million pad in Orlando, but only $450,000 in cash and stocks.

Shaq has alleged that Shaunie has been "secretive" about her funds.

Party Favors: Pitt Pulls Out of "State of Play" ... Manson Makes "Sick and Disturbing Purchases" ... Charmin Copywriters Squabble Over "Squeeze" Credit


Brad Pitt has ditched the high-profile flick "State of Play," reports Variety, in which he was meant to lead a cast including Helen Mirren, Edward Norton, and Rachel McAdams -- and the battle over Pitt's withdrawal is going to get ugly. Brad reportedly quit over differences in the direction of the script. ... Marilyn Manson is being sued by former bandmate Pogo Bier for squandering the band's earnings, and yesterday, Bier added more fuel to his fire, reports Page Six, alleging that the freak-rocker spent his cash on the skeleton of a four-year-old Chinese girl turned into a chandelier, among other grotesqueries. ... Two copywriters say they were the brains behind the famous ad slogan, "Don't Squeeze the Charmin," and now they're taking their tussle public. The Mr. Whipple guy who made the line ubiquitous, actor Dick Wilson, died last week at 91.

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