We will give Star Magazine this much: It's been a slow couple of months for those of us who thrive on Britney Spears news and gossip.
That being said, this celebrity news magazine and others like it are stooping to new lows and going to new extremes to fill a sudden Spears void.
They claim Britney Spears and Kevin Federline had a "secret meeting" during Easter weekend. At this time, they decided to run away Maui.
K-Fed, who was in Las Vegas hosting his own birthday party that weekend while Britney was in L.A., has already denied this via his rep.
It gets better. Backing up the made-up story is a photo of Britney and Kevin on a beach, enjoying a relaxing getaway ... on their honeymoon in 2004.
What's more amazing? This isn't even the worst Britney Spears celebrity gossip reporting job of the week! That honor belongs to the great OK! Magazine, which features a Britney Spears photo from 2003 to bolster its cover story.
SLOW NEWS WEEK: With little juicy gossip out there, these celebrity news sources decided to bust out old Britney Spears pics and make some $h!t up. Standard.
Proving that they're really grasping at straws, a Star "source" also claims Brit bought K-Fed a $138,000 diamond watch during their fake tropical jaunt.
Yeah, right. We had already figured out that this whole Spederline reuniting story was about as real as Heidi Montag's rack, but come on now, Star.
At least if you had written that Britney bought the FedEx man a $25 Casio, we might have believed it and kept reading ... at least for a minute or two.