Pop has-been Britney Spears
may be well off the charts — and may be well off the supermom track too, if recent photos are to be believed and excuses not accepted. Spears was nabbed by paparazzi this week, driving away in her Lincoln Navigator
with five-month-old Sean Preston
in her lap, not in a rear-mounted car seat. Spears said that the photographers were at fault in the Malibu
incident, and that she had her son in her lap to escape a “horrifying, frightful encounter with the paparazzi.” The snappers in questions, the Los Angeles-based X17 agency, demurred in a statement to the future network anchors at Access Hollywood
: “These pictures were taken in a very peaceful context, in which photographers exhibited no aggressive behavior,” X17 said in a statement. Spears’ son was born last fall to the Louisiana native and her husband, nominee for Lucky Sperm Club president, Kevin Federline.