Married or not, Britney prompts another media stir

September 23 2004, 5:57 pm

By Jill Serjeant

Is Britney Spears married or isn't she? 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.

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