16:30 01 April 2005
Britney Spears has been snubbed by the makers of 'Desperate Housewives'.
The blonde singer has reportedly been begging producers for a cameo role in the hit show for months.
But the 23-year-old star was turned down by show bosses who say guest appearances would ruin the series' appeal.
James Denton - who plays Teri Hatcher's hunky plumber boyfriend Mike Delfino in the show - said a procession of stars had put their names forward for parts.
He said: "Everyone in town wants to be a guest star.
"Britney is my favourite. Her people have been trying to get her on the show but I can promise you that will never happen."
Earlier this month, Britney's acting ambitions received a setback by news she was being sued for $30million after allegedly stealing the idea for her debut movie 'Crossroads'.
Christopher Merrill says the pop babe, along with Paramount Pictures and MTV - who produced the movie and are also being sued - copied the script he wrote, called 'Dream Alive', which was submitted long before 'Crossroads'.
His lawyer says there's no doubt the script was copied, saying: "There's no question that they took his material."
Britney was universally panned by critics for the box office flop, in which she played lead role.
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