Britney Spears continues to make the headlines after being photographed shopping for a pregnancy test.

After she saw her visitation rights to her two sons suspended following a stand-off with police the singer may have wanted to keep a low profile.

The star was hospitalised recently after refusing to hand over her two sons Sean Preston, two, and one-year-old Jayden James, when police reputedly found her under the influence of an "unidentified substance".

But the 26-year-old has opted to keep herself in the news by making a very visible trip to a pharmacy with her new boyfriend, paparazzo Adnan Ghalib.

Spears and 35-year-old Ghalib were snapped clearly scanning the shelves of the Rite Aid store in Studio City, California, for home pregnancy tests.

However, the veracity of the pictures is cast into doubt by Ghalib's involvement - the photos were reportedly released by his own photo agency, FinalPixx.

Britney's cousin and former assistant Alli Sims has recently hit out at Ghalib's involvement in the Toxic star's life, saying he has "bad intentions".

Simms told Us Weekly: "I do not think Adnan is a good personÂ… He has given me a weird feeling and creeped me out. I wish he would just go away."

But Simms denied that Spears' public meltdown had anything to do with drug abuse, despite the fact that the ruling judge in Spears' custody battle with ex-husband KEVIN FEDERLINE has labelled her a "habitual, frequent and continuous" user of controlled substances and alcohol.

"I do not think that is the issue at all," Simms said. "I was with her for eight months pretty much every day and never witnessed anything like that - and I lived there."


17/01/2008 09:01:14