Pop star Britney Spears's New York diner has closed after running up huge debts.

Britney's restaurant NYLA is filing for bankruptcy owing $350,000 (GBP250,000) just five months after opening in Manhattan's trendy Dylan Hotel.

The restaurant was plagued with problems from its earliest days. Critics panned the Southern-themed food, and then three people got food poisoning. Shortly afterwards a customer was stabbed after an argument.

The singer's representatives have moved to distance Britney from the restaurant, saying she had very little to do with the failed business.