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Britney Goes for the Gag

ZIP IT! Spears (Photo: Getty Images)

Sources close to the Britney Spears legal circus say her team is asking a judge for a gag order in her divorce and custody case, effectively shutting the door on that end so all guns can focus on her her court-appointed conservator and guardian James Spears. And her quickly dwindling finances.

“How much more do you need to beat her up on that one, anyway?” the source says.

With the latest case already sealed, expect media attention to soon shift to Spears’ money, insiders say. She’s racked up half a million in legal fees from her divorce alone—add in various hotels, cars, flights, houses, spousal and child support, drugs … “She’s headed toward going broke,” the source tells Radar. Plus the IRS is rumored to be sniffing around her financials. Several media outlets are said to be crunching numbers to come up with a bank balance that’s a believable shot in the dark. This, we bet, is particularly painful at Life & Style, where reporters do not go expecting to do math.