Life is even more hectic than usual for Britney Spears - and in large part, that's because she's not the center of attention for once. How's that for irony?
On Thursday, after spending a cozy afternoon at her Beverly Hills home with her two sons, Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1, the reputed singer scheduled - then abruptly canceled - a session at the Millennium Dance Complex.
"She wanted to try out a new dance routine," says a source.
But, in the wake of her 16-year-old sister Jamie Lynn Spears' huge pregnancy announcement, the dance studio was swarmed by hoards of photographers.
Britney, who had been kept in the dark about the baby news until the story broke on Tuesday (Kevin Federline even knew before her), saw the crowd and "freaked out and just kept driving," says a source who was on the scene.
"Britney has said that she doesn't want to deal with the media because she is still so confused and shocked [about hearing Jamie Lynn Spears is pregnant]," a source tells People. "She feels that she needs peace and quiet."
Britney Spears later shopped for a young, small person. Maybe one of hers.
Britney remained friendly with all the celebrity gossip media during her shopping trip yesterday, however. Although the area offers plenty of great shops, Spears stopped at a random souvenir store on Hollywood Boulevard, where she picked up (and posed with) a Tinkerbell T-shirt and a pink bedazzled onesie. Yippee.
On the way home, Spears also hit one of her familiar haunts - a Carl's Jr. - for a late night snack of a cheeseburger, fries and coke. Too bad they don't sell booze.