There's a remarkably bogus rumor that Britney Spears is hemorrhaging money so badly that at this pace, she'll be bankrupt within four years.
Her family has been holding talks with her, according to celebrity news reports, to try and intervene in her shopping sprees.
Britney Spears' massive fortune, which has been estimated at $50-100 million, by some reports is now down to a mere $20 million.
This is what happens to some celebrity gossip sources when Britney Spears starts to clean up her act. They get desperate and make $h!t up.
Actual court documents have shown that Britney earns upwards of $700,000 a month in royalties from her music and various endorsements. A month.
Rumors of Britney being in financial trouble are patently false.
That's about $8.4 million annually without touring. It takes a lot of bad decisions (mostly real estate) to burn through that much cash.
Unless Sam Lutfi stole it, there's no conceivable way Britney is broke.
While she's not exactly thrifty, Britney's no Michael Jackson. A Starbucks latte, bag of Doritos, Red Bull and pack of smokes only comes to like $15. She's fine.
So while we'll continue to report all the latest rumors - such as Britney and Adnan Ghalib supposedly breaking up - take it with a grain of salt.
There's Britney Spears news and there's Britney Spears gossip.
Know the difference.