LATEST: Pop beauty Britney Spears is hoping to avoid a potential dog war with Paris Hilton by backtracking on comments she made about the hotel heiress' pooch TINKERBELL.

The TOXIC singer started her canine family last spring (04) with Maltese puppy LACY LOO, before buying BIT BIT and more recently LUCKY.

And Spears attracted headlines when she recently enthused, "My dogs are stylin' and profilin' because VON DUTCH just sent them the coolest little clothes. I think my dogs are so much cuter than Tinkerbell."

But the Louisiana native is now hoping to avoid falling out with Hilton over her comments.

In a statement on her website, Spears says, "I hope none of you really took my comments seriously when I was talking about Bit Bit and Tinkerbell. I was just being silly and of course I think that Tinkerbell is very cute. Who knows? Maybe they will have a little play date together!"

01/03/2005 02:27