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Today in Britney: piecing together the story

March 11, 2008 |  2:38 pm

K-Fed wants cash from Britney They're fighting over money in the Britney Spears custody case, a legal bill that runs a cool million. Britney's ex, Kevin Federline, wants help in bearing the cost. The pop star's lawyers -- no surprise -- say no.

Global coverage on this one:

A UK website pegs her fortune at $60 million, her court costs at $40,000 a month, and her allowance at $1,500 per week.

"Crying poor then spending like a gangster, soon-to-be ex husband of Britney, Kevin Federline, has angered Spears' new legal team," says Monsters and Critics.

"Ms. Spears is not an open checkbook," says her lawyer, according to a website in China.

K-Fed's lawyer charges $1,200 an hour, an Australian site reports.

A website in Canada insists on linking today's news to Brit's preference for going commando.

People mag makes nice.

Good news for the cash flow -- Brit's back to work this week on an upcoming ep of "How I Met Your Mother," Reuters reports.

And you just can't talk Britney without invoking her unofficial home page, TMZ.

-- Veronique de Turenne

Photo: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times