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Trouble on Homefront for Brit, Glossies

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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BRIT BASHIN' Us

After the disastrous dance (and we use that term loosely) at the VMAs, can anything more be said about Britney Spears? According to the tabs, the answer is a totally enthusiastic yes! The persecuted poptart gets cover play on four out of five weeklies!

It was a tough week for the solitary songbird. Her manager fired her; her lawyer left in the middle of the K-Fed custody suit; she was accused of putting a hit out on the ex; and because no courtroom smackdown is complete without the testimony of some guy called "Fat Tony," Brit's former bodyguard, Tony Barretto, gleefully came forward with tales about Spears endangering the children, leaving cocaine around the house like a decorative accent, and parading about totally naked—oh come on, your name is Fat Tony, like you were going to do any better.

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It was also a tough week for the tabs themselves, as Life & Style was cannibalized by sister sib In Touch, Us got slapped with its own lawsuit and OK! continued devaluing itself by once again boasting on its cover that you "save 50 cents compared to Us Weekly." Still, the weekly warriors managed to rally together to take down Brit—when Britney loses, everybody wins.

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