16:30 10 March 2006
Britney Spears is reportedly pregnant.
The pop babe is said to be expecting her second baby just five months after having son Sean Preston.
The star, who has allegedly told aides to cancel all her appointments, wanted to keep the happy news a secret until she revealed it on her website.
A source told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "Britney is being really secretive, but she's excited that Sean will have a little playmate soon."
Britney - who has been at the centre of pregnancy rumours for weeks - sparked more speculation after being photographed with an apparent bump earlier this week.
The 24-year-old was spotted with a rounded stomach during a holiday in Hawaii.
One onlooker told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "From the position and shape of her bump, I'd say it's more than just her being out of shape.
"This looks like more big news on the way."
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