Britney Spears by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage.com Britney Spears by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage.com

According to the New York Post, the human disaster area was all set to blow off her video shoot for the song "Pieces of Me"... until her label, Jive Records, told her, in essence, "Show up, don't show up... whatever. We have Samantha Jade on standby, and we'll just make her clip instead." Says a source, "They were going to recalibrate [the already prepped production] for Samantha, because it was too expensive to just scrap. Britney finally showed up when she realized a new, younger, hotter girl would take her slot."

Of course, Twitney being Twitney, she was already having a tough week, what with yesterday's Post report that when she turned 26 on Saturday, she borrowed Paris Hilton's cell to beg Fed-Ex to come out and party with her. I've said it before, I'll say it again: I couldn't make this stuff up. - Ben Katner