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Britney Spears Selling Virtual 'Gifts' on Facebook


When Facebook gifts displaying cute puppies and baby penguins can no longer satisfy your lust for online treacle, you can always kick it up a notch and give Britney Spears. Yes, leave it to the former boa-constrictor-wearing, Madonna-kissing pop queen to plaster her likeness on the social networking site's virtual gifts.

According to TechCrunch, the collection of Britney-themed gifts were designed by Susan Kare, who designed the original Macintosh logo. (How the mighty have fallen.) Of course, someone has to profit from this venture, so the folks at Paidcontent.org asked both Spears and Facebook where the money will go. They didn't receive an answer. The gifts cost $2 each, while most other Facebook gifts cost $1 or are free of charge. In case you missed Spears's countless proclamations of being 'back,' you can check out her Facebook fan page, which has almost 2 million members.

If these gifts go over well, you can expect other celebrities to jump on the train. (Flavor Flav would probably be a safe bet.) If nothing else, these gifts could help those of sound mind to thin out their friends list. It's simple, really. If someone sends you a Britney Spears gift, God forbid, just remove them from your friends list. Trust us, they deserve it. [From: TechCrunch and Paidcontent.org]

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