LATEST: Pregnant pop star Britney Spears has slammed American newspaper NEW YORK DAILY NEWS for reporting her publicist had clarified the sex of her unborn child.

The paper reported Spears' representative LESLIE SLOANE has "accidentally" let slip the TOXIC star is expecting a baby girl as she responded to the singer's alleged weekend (09-10APR05) hospitalisation.

Sloane was quoted as saying Wednesday (13APR05), "Mother and daughter are doing fine."

However Thursday (14APR05) Sloane accused the Daily News of publishing lies.

She fumes, "The News made that quote up - I never said that.

"I don't know the sex of Britney's baby. I am shocked they would blatantly print a lie and attribute the lie to me."

American gossip site PAGESIX.COM claims Spears' lawyer MARTY SINGER has been in talks with the Daily News and a correction was printed Thursday.

15/04/2005 02:56