Pop princess Britney Spears has a novel way of cheering herself up - she buys shoes.

The raunchy vocalist recovers from stress by investing in footwear.

She explains, "You know, I'm a shopaholic. So if I've had a really bad day, I go out and buy a pair of cute shoes. And no matter what, I'll feel better. I guess it's a girl thing.

"I'm not really a big spender. I guess it comes from growing up in a situation that wasn't that financially stable. So I can't buy a $3,000 (GBP2,000) shirt, or a $30,000 (GBP20,000) bracelet. I just can't do it."

11/07/2003 19:18