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Rocketta
Sep 23rd, 2004, 05:25 AM
Married or Not, Britney Prompts Another Media Stir

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Did the world's most famous pop star try to avoid annoying paparazzi by staging "secret" nuptials last weekend -- a month ahead of her scheduled dream day in October? Or did she take the media for a ride by staging a fake wedding and selling the pictures in an elaborate hoax?



These were the questions swirling about on Wednesday as People Magazine published "exclusive" wedding photographs and rival Us Weekly claimed it had a document proving the whole thing was a fake.



Spears' New York publicist Leslie Sloane said Spears and Kevin Federline "are married. It is not a fake anything." But Spears admits no wedding license has been filed with authorities.



People Magazine released exclusive pictures of Saturday's wedding at a private house in Los Angeles along with interviews in which Spears, 22, and Federline, 26, gushed about an emotional evening so secret that even the bride's mother was kept in the dark until a few hours beforehand.



"We were being stalked every day, everywhere we went. It made our lives and our families miserable. So the only way we could really avoid all that is to push up the (Oct. 16) wedding date and do it immediately." Federline told People.



But rival Us Weekly claimed it had a legal document signed by Spears and Federline four days before the event proving it was a fake.



The four-page document, which Us Weekly said had been authenticated, said Spears and Federline agreed "to participate in a 'faux' wedding with one another on Sept. 18 ... however they do not intend to and shall not validly marry one another on said date."



Us claimed that arguments over a prenuptial agreement meant that Spears and Federline could not go ahead with a wedding last Saturday.



Us also noted there was the neat timing of Spears' video for her latest single "My Prerogative," which depicts the blond singer and Federline on their wedding day.



"She came up with the concept of the video and it was released (Sept. 16) to go with her wedding. She's all about art imitating life," Us quoted one unidentified source as saying.



People dismissed suggestions it and Britain's OK! magazine paid a reported $2 million for the pictures in a hoax cooked up by Spears to throw the media off the scent of a big wedding bash in the near future.



"No. What's more likely is that a magazine that didn't get the wedding is now crying sour grapes," said People executive editor Larry Hackett.



One thing is clear; Spears and Federline have not yet filed a marriage license as they are required to do within 90 days under California law. They told People they had been legally advised to wait for a grace period after finalizing the prenuptial agreement.



"I know we're not completely legal until we file the license, which we'll do next week. But in a real sense, a spiritual sense, we're married. We're just following our lawyer's advice," Spears told People.



"I believe you marry in your heart and that means much more than a piece of paper," she said.

It was not the first time Spears has confused the media. In January, she wed a former high school sweetheart in Las Vegas and had the marriage annulled three days later.

Rocketta
Sep 23rd, 2004, 05:27 AM
Oh Britney....:tape:

Bacardi
Sep 23rd, 2004, 06:15 AM
Speaking of Britney this might be sorta off topic but at the mall yesterday I smelled and tried some of her new perfume 'Curious' and must admit I sorta liked it. I might get a bottle of it when I'm outta my regular and when they put it in a gift set package around Xmas. :)

AjdeNate!
Sep 23rd, 2004, 07:22 AM
Oops, she did it again... and again.

tennisIlove09
Sep 23rd, 2004, 07:35 AM
I love her regardless. Do you thang girl...everyone obviously cares. :haha:

AjdeNate!
Sep 23rd, 2004, 07:37 AM
^ True that... you sooooo know we do :D

Rocketta
Sep 23rd, 2004, 03:43 PM
I love her regardless. Do you thang girl...everyone obviously cares. :haha:
Yeah but when is she going to start caring? ;)

rightous
Sep 23rd, 2004, 03:47 PM
lol @ Rockie, I loved Christina Aguileria's comments calling her pathetic and sad but each to their own but I'm happy thats not my own;)

CooCooCachoo
Sep 23rd, 2004, 03:48 PM
:yawn:

BritneySpearsIsHot
Sep 23rd, 2004, 04:07 PM
:tape:

Maybe this is the time for her to tell everyone it's fake cos she's already married........:tape:

Emola
Sep 23rd, 2004, 04:10 PM
not to you David, surely? :eek: :p

BritneySpearsIsHot
Sep 23rd, 2004, 04:13 PM
not to you David, surely? :eek: :p
See, even you know...........surely the world cannot deny this anymore :p

Emola
Sep 23rd, 2004, 04:14 PM
even I know....you say that in such a demeaning way:p

btw, is that Czech in your sig? :lol: ;)

!<blocparty>!
Sep 23rd, 2004, 04:15 PM
britney :worship:

BritneySpearsIsHot
Sep 23rd, 2004, 04:17 PM
even I know....you say that in such a demeaning way:p

btw, is that Czech in your sig? :lol: ;)
:p Well, if you know, everyone has too :p

It was, i'm struggling to fit what i want in..........always had that problem :scratch: :p

Emola
Sep 23rd, 2004, 04:19 PM
I know the truth you see! ;)

Awww, you took it out :( Im sure your family would have been very impressed with your language skills :p I gotta go now, Im on food duty tonight, hope they are everything you wish and more when you meet them :)

:wavey: :kiss: speak later?

jrm
Sep 23rd, 2004, 04:21 PM
What, no trailer trash wedding???

BritneySpearsIsHot
Sep 23rd, 2004, 04:23 PM
I know the truth you see! ;)

Awww, you took it out :( Im sure your family would have been very impressed with your language skills :p I gotta go now, Im on food duty tonight, hope they are everything you wish and more when you meet them :)

:wavey: :kiss: speak later?
You know the truth :p Britney has caused a stir with apart of my body.........I mean my eyes love her :hehehe:

I'm trying to fit it in :p

Speak later probably......i dunno what's happening yet.......and i'm saying Hello not the Czech stuff :lol: cos i'll say it wrong and it will probbaly mean 'Hello, i've got a squirrel down my pants' :lol:

:wavey: :p :kiss:

Sally Struthers
Sep 23rd, 2004, 04:31 PM
She as secret bet with J-Lo to see who can get married the most in a 5 year period.

Rocketta
Sep 23rd, 2004, 04:49 PM
lol @ Rockie, I loved Christina Aguileria's comments calling her pathetic and sad but each to their own but I'm happy thats not my own;)
That's right cause we would never have a fake spouse? :tape:

So husband, What's for dinner? :unsure: :lol: :lol:

harloo
Sep 23rd, 2004, 06:17 PM
Oh Brit, this little fiasco screams attention whore. Why am I not suprised that the marriage may be a fake?:o :rolleyes:

tennisfan22
Sep 23rd, 2004, 09:11 PM
Britney's marriage 'was a hoax'


http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/38901000/jpg/_38901855_britney_ap203index.jpg Britney's last marriage was annulled after 55 hours

A US magazine has claimed pop star Britney Spears and Kevin Federline faked their wedding.

Us Weekly said it had obtained legal papers, signed by the couple, stating that they planned a "faux" wedding on 18 September.

A spokesman for Spears called the claims "ludicrous" and said the couple had married at the Los Angeles ceremony on Sunday morning.

Spears herself has admitted no marriage licence had yet been submitted.



'Faux' wedding

But she told People magazine - who had exclusive pictures and interviews from the wedding - they were married in "a real sense, a spiritual sense".

They married at a friend's home in the Studio City district, with Spears wearing a white strapless gown and Federline in a tuxedo.

Kathy Treggs, the Los Angeles County recorder's office manager of public records, said the couple had 10 days from the date of the wedding to file the licence.

According to Us Weekly, the four-page legal document said Spears and Federline "intend to participate in a 'faux' wedding on September 18, 2004".

The document supposedly added: "However, they do not intend to and shall not validly marry one another on said date".

Pre-nuptial agreement

The idea was to put the press off the scent so the couple could go ahead with a lavish ceremony as planned next month, the magazine added.

The BBC's Peter Bowes told Radio Five Live that nothing official had been said about the claims.

Peter Castro, of People magazine, told Radio Five Live: "What happened was they moved the wedding up significantly after the tabloids started reporting where it was going to be - which was October 16 - at a very expensive resort.

"As a result, they moved the wedding up and because of that they couldn't get the paperwork done in time for the pre-nuptial agreement. "They agreed on a pre-nuptial and signed a marriage licence but they will file the marriage licence and sign the pre-nuptial next week." In January the 22-year-old singer married friend Jason Alexander in Las Vegas. That marriage - described as a "joke" - was annulled 55 hours later.

Bacardi
Sep 23rd, 2004, 09:31 PM
I hope she gets a prenup or Kevin will run off of half of everything, and high tail it back to Shar. :D