Britneyâ€™s website shoots down nutty rumours
Britney Spears took aim at some of the tabloid stories that have dogged her through 2009, publishing a list of the top 75 articles deemed to be the most ridiculous. A statement on Spearsâ€™ official website said more than 13,000 stories had been written about the singer this year – and many were either â€œpatently absurd or simply offensive.â€
â€œWe ranked the ones we believe were the most ridiculous,â€ the statement said, trumpeting the websiteâ€™s list of the â€˜top 75 Bullâ€”- Britney Spears storiesâ€™ of 2009. Among the stories to make the list include a report from a London tabloid citing a new Spears biography which stated that the singerâ€™s family used to eat squirrel meat during her â€œtrailer park childhoodâ€. According to the Daily Star, the revelations had sent â€œsales of squirrel meat soaringâ€ as fans â€œsnapped up squirrel, rabbit and possum meat from butchers and restaurantsâ€.
Another item on the list – weighing in at 57th place – was Spearsâ€™ addiction to â€œflower therapyâ€, a system which uses plant essences to â€œbalance physical and emotional disturbancesâ€.
Also on the list was a report from Londonâ€™s Evening Standard claiming that Spears had requested a stripperâ€™s pole to be installed at her suite in The Dorchester Hotel to help the singer stay in shape. â€œBritney loves pole dancing, it is her new favorite workout,â€ an unidentified source told the newspaper. â€œShe wants to be able to do it in the privacy of her own hotel room.â€
At number one was a January story from Britainâ€™s Daily Mirror revealing that Spears was dating Indian choreographer Sandip Soparrkar and that she had hosted a private New Yearâ€™s Eve party to introduce him to her friends and parents. Several of the stories near the top of the list related to Spearsâ€™ recent troubled tour of Australia, including a November 7 story from the Herald Sun newspaper which revealed fans had walked out of a concert in Perth because of her lip-synching. Despite quotes from
several named fans unhappy at Spearsâ€™ performance, promoters for the concert insisted that reports of a walkout were inaccurate. afp
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