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Spears Lashes Out Over Pregnancy Rumors

March 31, 2005

NEW YORK (AP) _ Tired of pregnancy reports, Britney Spears is lashing out at tabloid magazines. ``Do you, Us Weekly, In Touch, Star and other desperate magazines want employees who are honest, or those who are liars?″ Spears writes in a posting on her Web site addressed ``Dear False Tabloids.″

Rumors have recently swirled that the 23-year-old pop star is pregnant and that her marriage to Kevin Federline is on the rocks. Spears didn’t specifically address either issue, but instead asked magazines for some self-examination.

``Your employees are a reflection of your magazine,″ she writes in Wednesday’s posting. ``I’m really concerned about the people you hire to work at your companies.

``I’d like them to ask themselves the question, `What am I lying to myself about?′ Is it that you are 50 pounds overweight? Is it that your children aren’t making wise decisions? Or is it maybe that your husband or boyfriend is cheating on you?″

In February, Spears lamented Us Weekly’s decision to publish pictures of her and Federline taken by employees at a Fiji islands hotel during the couple’s October honeymoon.

But Us Weekly didn’t back down. The magazine issued a statement saying, ``Britney Spears should start a magazine if she’d like to dictate her own coverage.″

In her posting, Spears added this P.S. _ ``People Magazine is great in my book!″


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