Pop singer Britney Spears took dog pampering to a whole new level during a recent stay in Las Vegas, by treating her pet Chihuahua to a $180 (GBP100) steak.

The TOXIC star decided to treat BITBIT to the gourmet meat during her visit to the Nevada city's Bellagio Hotel, where she stayed last week (ends10DEC04) while attending Wednesday's (08DEC04) BILLBOARD AWARDS.

Spears ordered the prime cut of meat from the Picasso restaurant, where master chef JULIAN SERRANO normally only prepares food for the rich and famous.

An insider says, "Talk about an insult - Julian is one of the top chefs in the US. The idea of him having to cook for a tiny Chihuahua is ridiculous. Just as well, no one told him where his dish was destined. It was a total insult to his talent."

12/12/2004 21:23