Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake
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The matchup between Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears

THE LOWDOWN After two years as the reigning king and queen of teenybop pop, these cuties decided to say ”bye, bye, bye” to each other. So much for that sweet pad in Los Angeles they bought together and the rumors of marriage that floated around for months.

WE SAY Since the split, Timberlake has reportedly been seen with such high profile women as Janet Jackson (though he denies reports that the pair were making out in a nightclub), while Spears has endured a spate of…to put it kindly, p.r. disasters from London to Mexico. Now she’s taking a break. Maybe Britney could use some Justin time these days.

WHO WINS Timberlake