The truth about Britney, Justin

New York -- After years of saying she'd wait until she was married to lose her virginity, Britney Spears is acknowledging that she had sex with her ex-boyfriend, Justin Timberlake.

"I've only slept with one person my whole life," the pop star tells W magazine for its August issue. "It was two years into my relationship with Justin, and I thought he was the one. But I was wrong! I didn't think he was gonna go on Barbara Walters and sell me out."

Spears, 21, and Timberlake, the 22-year-old 'N Sync singer, were pop's high-profile power couple for three years before breaking up in spring 2002.

Reggae fest tempts Destiny

Kingston, Jamaica -- Promoters of the annual Reggae Sumfest are hoping the growing popularity of dancehall music will attract American fans to this year's festival, which begins July 20 in Montego Bay.

Destiny's Child is the only American pop act on this year's bill, organizers said last week. They'll perform on July 26, the festival's closing night.

Jamaican singers Sean Paul, Elephant Man and Wayne Wonder are also scheduled to perform at the festival.

Barry White memorial planned

Los Angeles -- A public memorial for R&B; great Barry White has been planned for early August, his family said.

The event will combine a celebration of the singer's life with the dedication of a public recreation center in his name. The exact date has not been set.

A private memorial service was conducted Tuesday in Los Angeles.

White's family also said the South Park Recreation Center will be renamed after White, who grew up in that section of Los Angeles.

The singer, who had kidney failure from years of high blood pressure, died July 4 at 58. He'd been undergoing dialysis and had been hospitalized since a September stroke.

Nuptials worth $1 million

Los Angeles -- "The Bachelorette's" Trista Rehn and fiance Ryan Sutter will be paid $1 million for the TV rights to their wedding this fall.

But they had to give the ABC reality show's producers final say on everything from the bridal gown to the flowers, according to The Smoking Gun Web site, which posted the contract between the show's producers and Rehn and Sutter on Monday.

ABC will broadcast the two-hour wedding as a special in the fall, with a two-hour preamble.

Rehn and Sutter received $100,000 upon signing the contract in May, The Smoking Gun reported. They'll receive $500,000 more after exchanging vows, with the balance of the $1 million paid out in equal installments during the show's production.


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