BRITNEY'S GIRLS' NIGHT

Her love life may be in a lull—contrary to reports, sources say she's not dating bodyguard DAIMON SHIPPEN—but BRITNEY SPEARS has no trouble whooping it up with the ladies: On July 14 the singer hit three clubs, starting with pal ALLI SIMS's birthday party at Hollywood's Ritual Supper Club. "She was low-key," says a source, noting that Spears (who finished a rehab stint in March) sipped a few Malibu rum cocktails. From there, Spears headed to Les Deux and then to Element, where she knocked back a few more drinks and hit the dance floor with girlfriends. Says a clubgoer: "She was very upbeat."

PARIS'S SURFER DUDE

PARIS HILTON is hanging 10—and hitting the town—with Australian clothing entrepreneur TYLER ATKINS. The heiress cozied up to her new man—a STAVROS NIARCHOS lookalike—at the Lia Sophia clambake in Malibu July 15. (Later that night they stopped by the Rock & Republic fifth anniversary, where Atkins gave Hilton roses he'd swiped from the table.) To round out their weekend? They headed to the Polaroid Beach House for surfing lessons.

FAST TAKES

Hobbling hobnobbers: GWYNETH PALTROW (who just had knee surgery) and MARTHA STEWART (who's recovering from a hip operation) caught up while propped up—on crutches and a cane, respectively—during Ron Perelman's July 7 East Hampton bash.

CHARLIE SHEEN and BROOKE MUELLER just got engaged last month, but she's already dreaming about the big day. "We [don't want] to rush to the altar," she tells Insider. "But I definitely want a big wedding in California."

NICOLE RICHIE—who hasn't commented on the pregnancy buzz—stopped into Snackbar in Philadelphia on July 15 and asked about the genoise cake. "So my server told her there's rum in it," says owner Jonathan Makar. "She was like, 'Oh, I can't have that!'"

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