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Who IS Britney dating? Limp Bizkit frontman Fred denies that he and Spears were ever a couple

Britney Spears | SOLO SINGER Spears appears to be single
Image credit: Britney Spears: Ken Babolcay/IPOL/GLOBE Photos inc.
SOLO SINGER Spears appears to be single

Apparently, he did not do it all for the nookie. In fact, he never did it at all. That's what Fred Durst said about his purported dalliance with Britney Spears. Despite the Limp Bizkit frontman's frequent recent postings about his feelings for Spears, he told TV's ''Extra'' that the two were never a couple. When asked if he and Spears had ever dated, he replied, ''No. Hell no.''

Durst has been producing Spears' recording sessions, but when they were seen together in nightclubs and at her home last month, it was rumored that they were an item, rumors Durst fueled with Web postings to the effect that Spears ''just happens to be a person that I would [not] have thought could make me feel this way. And believe that I have never felt this way, so there.'' Now, however, Durst tells ''Extra,'' ''She's got a great a--. That's all.'' He adds, ''I'm in love with Angelina Jolie. Angelina, if you're watching...''

In another interview, however, Durst suggested that the two did hook up, albeit briefly. ''We were good for a minute, but it's just too crazy,'' he told TV's ''Access Hollywood.'' ''She has a life like Michael Jackson, it's like out of control... The people around her, pulling at her, people around her that are full of s---, just agreeing with her, like, it's kind of crazy. She almost can't see what's real and what's not.'' Durst, whose label just announced that tickets for Limp Bizkit's summer tour with Linkin Park and Metallica go on sale in two weeks, added, ''I feel bad for Justin man, that he has to see his ex-girlfriend just jumping from guy to guy. I kind of feel bad for him, he's a cool guy. And she's a cool chick. I just think she's got some issues, man.''

So who IS Britney dating? She was spotted last week with self-proclaimed casual sex enthusiast Colin Farrell at the Hollywood premiere of his movie ''The Recruit.'' But the pairing appeared to be a publicity stunt. ''Recruit'' costar Bridget Moynahan told Conan O'Brien on ''Late Night'' last week that Spears ducked out of the theater as soon as the paparazzi were gone. Even Farrell denies they're a couple, telling reporters this week, ''We're not dating. She's a sweet, sweet girl. There's nothing going on -- just mates.'' (Just for good measure, Farrell also denied rumors that he's dating Demi Moore.)

So that leaves ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake, with whom she was spotted, um, reconciling after last month's American Music Awards. Are they truly back together? ''That I can't tell you," Spears' publicist, Lisa Kasteler , told USA Today last week. (At press time, Kasteler had yet to respond to EW.com's request for a comment.) ''She's young, she's single, she's beautiful. What guy in his right mind wouldn't want to date her?''

Originally posted Feb 06, 2003
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