Pop beauty Britney Spears has come under attack for ignoring the star guests she invited to a plush London party, opting instead to spend the night hiding behind her gang of minders.

According to Britain's DAILY STAR tabloid, the OOPS!...I DID IT AGAIN singer snubbed the advances of boybands Blue and Busted at her "Welcome to London" bash at the swanky REX cinema and bar, and refused to go to the toilet without the assistance of her burly bodyguards.

Insiders claim Blue hunk Duncan James tried to engage in conversation with the star, only to be warned off by her security team. Other pop favourites were forced to keep their distance.

Spears was also reportedly furious when her photograph was taken, and she demanded the celebrity responsible be barred from the party, before temporarily storming out herself.

A source at the event says, "A lot of celebrity guests felt very, very uncomfortable. They were invited along, but then told not to go near the star guest.

"Britney seems to live in her own little fantasy world. She spends all her timer with her growing entourage of yes men and women. Britney now thinks she is the biggest star on the planet."

27/10/2003 02:31