Britney - More Hotel Hijinks with Pap Pal

1/3/2008 8:55 AM PST

Britney - More Hotel Hijinks with Pap Pal

Now that she's exhausted her stay at hotels in L.A., Britney Spears is turning to the desert for her temp lodging relief.

Us reports that BritBrit and her photog friend, Adnan Ghalib, checked into the Parker Hotel in Palm Springs around 2:00 AM yesterday, then hightailed it out at 7:00 AM. It was just last week that the pair pulled a similar middle-of-the-night stunt at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Of that encounter, he said, "We are just friends. She was just a little upset, pretty much about everything." Perhaps she was bummed about losing her legal counsel, as we reported yesterday? Ehh.

She's Baaack! Mama Hasselbeck Returns to "View"

What was that you were saying about not watching "The View" anymore? Guess who's coming back to the table?

People reports that right-wing-dingbat Elisabeth Hasselbeck is coming back after her maternity leave -- on Monday after a more than two-month absence. Especially with the elections, Whoopi, and Sherri, the Hot Topics should be all kinds of crazazy. "There wasn't much opportunity for all five co-hosts to interact," says an ABC source. "Now there will be a new dynamic."

Party Favors: Eddie Murphy's Ex – Tracey Who? ... Bruce and Bon Jovi Bring the Bling ... Michael Moore Endorses, Uh, Who? For Prez

While Eddie Murphy was getting married out in Bora Bora, his ex-wife, Nicole, was clearly nonplussed by the news, dancing, we're told, like a diva at The Plumm with man-friend Michael Strahan to the spun tunes of DJ Macy Gray. ... A TMZ spy reports that Jersey's finest, Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi, both got their bling on over the holidays at Goldtinker's in Deal, NJ. ... Political rabble-rouser Michael Moore hasn't yet decided who to endorse, believe it or not, or so he says on his blog on the very day of the Iowa caucuses. And so it begins ...