Has OK Magazine Stepped Off Of The Spears’ Gravy Train?

OK! Magazine’s new publisher Kent Brownridge has reportedly derailed the Spears family-machine’s relationship with the magazine. The New York Post says that Brownridge, a Rolling Stone veteran, tightened OK!’s budget and clipped the magazine’s ties with the Spears clan. OK! previously bought exclusives on everything from little unwed Jamie Lynn’s pregnancy to Britney’s first photo shoot with her kids (with Cheetos).

Papa Jamie Spears, now in permanent control of Britney’s entire life, apparently is refusing to work with OK!, and the tab has banned its staff from Spears events! Natch, a rep for OK! denies all, saying:

“We always follow the Spears- in fact, Britney is on our current cover, and we’ll continue running stories about them. We need them and they need us.”

We’ll see if the recession changes anyone’s mind about an end to the long relationship…Britney has no lack of scandal these days, even though Papa Spears is running the show. Her new single, “If You Seek Amy”, is the subject of much global hand-wringing. The naughty tune has been banned from Australian airplay, and may suffer the same fate in the U.S.

Britney’s Bikini Cover

Britney Spears shows off her better bikini bod on the cover of this week’s OK magazine. Hopefully this will NOT be ammo for Brit to perform in a bikini again on the VMA awards! Still, Britney looks a lot better, and says:

“I’m the healthiest I’ve been all my life,” Britney, 26, tells OK!. “My diet has a lot to do with my getting into shape. I have no sugar. I don’t eat fruit or even fruit juice because of the sugar. I eat chicken and salmon and rice. I eat avocados. I’ll have egg whites for breakfast and sometimes turkey burgers for lunch. I try to do just 1,200 calories a day. It may sound like it’s not much, but it’s actually a lot of food if you eat the right things.”

Britney’s been seen wearing her bikini around lately, and it’s a welcome change from her not-so-distant flabby self. She’s continuing to work out and wants to be a healthy role model for her two boys. NOT mentioned is the cigarette part of her diet…ciggies always help with weight loss, but have the unfortunate side-effect of lung cancer. Keep the ciggies away from the babies, Brit, and that will do more than any diet to model healthy living!