Pop-Star Procreation

She carries that puppy as if it were her child, but soon Britney Spears, 23, will be exquisitely aware of the difference between the two. The news that Spears and her hubby Kevin Federline, 27, are expecting a baby moved the celebrity press into warp drive, and it's a safe bet this gestation period will be more closely watched than an endangered panda's. Among the first into action: Parents magazine, which released a poll it took before the pregnancy became public, in which more than half of parents said the couple should wait to start a family. What, and miss out...

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