Britney Spears Keeping Dog As Stand-In For Baby?

The pop diva turned up at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards here on Wednesday not just with husband Kevin Federline, but also with a very small dog.

Spears, who has just had her 23rd birthday, has made no secret on her website of her enthusiasm to have a baby, so perhaps the pooch is a substitute for the time being.

Meanwhile, The Sun reported that she celebrated her birthday at the five-star Bacara Spa in Santa Barbara, California.

The paper said she and Federline, 26, hung a Do Not Disturb sign on the door of the presidential suite and came out only once in 48 hours.

CANINE COMPANION: Spears and Federline arriving at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday with a very small dog.--AFPpic
But back to the Billboards, which were dominated by Usher, who picked up 11 awards. He collected artist of the year, R&B/hip-hop album of the year for Confessions and Hot 100 single of the year for Yeah! featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris.

R&B crooner Alicia Keys picked up seven awards, including female artist of the year, R&B/hip-hop single of the year for If I Ain’t Got You and Hot 100 songwriter of the year.

Kanye West, who has a leading 10 Grammy nominations, won four Billboard awards, including rap artist of the year. 50 Cent won a new award, ringtone of the year, for In Da Club. – AP thanks toxiclady.net

Source - The Star Online