Following her release from her comfortable mental institution today Britney Spears was shocked to discover that she was flat broke.
The shocking truth dawned on Ms. Spears when she tried to pay for her car to be washed clean of Paparazzi spittle after her OJ Simpsonesque drive down Hollywood Boulevard.
Not only was her entire collection of credit cards rejected, but when she tried some hard currency, the wash-boy rejected her saying "Don't be flashing that at me, that's worth about as much as a peek at Madonna's titties was in the 80's"
Has Britney over sold herself? Or was it just that her timing was wrong?
This reporter suggests that maybe Britney put the cart before the horse.
As a celebrity it's ok to have a nervous breakdown in the public eye. These days it's even ok to show off your freshly shaved leg top lips, but it's the order that's important.
And Britney got it wrong.
From the first moment we saw her, back in the school girl 'Oh baby baby' days we all wanted to know what was under that very short skirt, and we would have forgiven her anything if only she would eventually show us.
But once we had seen the shaven smile we all lost interest in her, and therefore Britney lost all her 'celebrity' currency. So her nervous breakdown, while unfortunate for her, was greeted with headlines like 'The Mad Slapper Goes is Insane' instead of the slightly more comfortable 'Britney in Rehab for the Kids Sake'.
Today was the day for the Lippy Smile. It was her ace card and could only be played once. She played it too early and now is paying the price.
As Kenny Rodgers once said 'You gotta know when to hold 'em'..