Britney Spears has been slapped with a smoking ban by ABC TV bosses.

The pop superstar was planning to open her upcoming IN THE ZONE TV special (17NOV03) with a lounge-style scene, in which she'd be smoking a cigarette, but TV chiefs didn't like to see her indulging.

She says, "I was actually supposed to smoke a cigarette at the beginning but they took that out. It's supposed to be like very Cabaret, so now I'm just having a Martini glass."

14/11/2003 02:23