BRITNEY SPEARS BREACH OF CONTRACT TRIAL BEGINS - EX MANAGER CLAIMS SHE WAS A METH HEAD: The civil trial against BRITNEY SPEARS kicked off yesterday, and ex-manager Sam Lufti's legal team came out swinging.

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Lufti is suing Brit for breach of contract for allegedly failing to pay his 15 percent fee, and among the accusations Sam's lawyer made in his opening statements was that Britney was hooked on speed and meth.

In fact, he claimed that Brit's much-publicized breakdown in 2007, which included her shaving her head and attacking an SUV with an umbrella, was because of those drugs.

Among the other claims Sam's lawyer made yesterday ...

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•Brit was paranoid that her hair contained traces of the hardcore drugs she was using and that's why she shaved it off.

•Brit took a huge amount of amphetamines the night in 2008 when she was strapped to a stretcher and placed on a 5150 hold.

Meanwhile ... Spears and her fiance-business manager Jason Trawick scraped together $8.5 million and bought a swanky five-bedroom mansion in Thousand Oaks, California. It's got some pretty sweet views, too (PHOTO), (PHOTO), (PHOTO)

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE / JESSICA BIEL WEDDING TO COST HOW MUCH?!: So this is the weekend sources say JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and JESSICA BIEL will make THE BIG MISTAKE in Italy, and word is they'll be throwing themselves a $6.5 MILLION wedding!

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Although it sounds like a lot -- and it is -- E! Online consulted an expert who says celebrity destination weddings can get costly pretty quickly. Especially when you throw in private locations manned by all manner of security guards, and guests whom , quote, "you're footing the bill for for 5 to 7 days, that could be a million alone, depending on the hotel."

A perfect example of the big bucks Jessica and Justin are throwing down is the pre-wedding dinner party held at a beachfront resort in Puglia, Italy on Wednesday. That soiree included a ton of celebrity guests and fireworks! (PHOTO), (PHOTO)

WHAT DOES KIM KARDASHIAN WANT FOR HER BIRTHDAY? A PROPOSAL!: KIM KARDASHIAN is turning 32 this Sunday, and word is she's expecting KANYE WEST to put a ring on it -- or else!

A source -- who gives the impression he or she personally knows the couple, tells OK! magazine that Kim would be very "disappointed" if West doesn't propose on her birthday. “Kanye knows," the source adds, "that if he doesn’t deliver a diamond, it could spell disaster for their relationship.” Kanye, by the way, is rumored to be spending $1 million on Kim's party, which reportedly includes a trip to a desert island.

SPLITSVILLE -POPULATION 'DANCING' PRO ANNA TREBUNSKAYA: "Dancing With the Stars" pro dancers ANNA TREBUNSKAYA and JONATHAN ROBERTS are giving up on their marriage after nine years.

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Anna and DREW LACHEY were the third pair eliminated from "Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars" last week. Jonathan last danced with Macy Gray in season nine.

ROMANCE REPORT - ROBERT PATTINSON AND KRISTEN STEWART SEEN KISSING AND TOUCHING: ROBERT PATTINSON and KRISTEN STEWART continue to show the world it's on between them because they were photographed kissing and touching at Kristen's new home on Wednesday. (PHOTOS)