LATEST: Pop superstar Britney Spears reportedly lost her temper when she discovered a sexy photoshoot featuring her and husband Kevin Federline posing as each other's servants was rejected as Interview magazine's cover story.

The TOXIC mother-to-be, who was snapped before announcing her pregnancy, had hoped for as much exposure as possible and is said to be angry to be buried inside the magazine.

During a telephone interview for the accompanying article, Spears allegedly exclaimed, "We're not on the cover! Why am I even on the phone with you right now?" when informed of the bad news.

But Federline is then said to have countered, "I think it's better off that way that it's not on the cover because it's more of an artistic statement."

The Interview magazine spread, shot by photographer MICHELLE KOLE, features Britney dressed as a maid, showing some leg and a garter as she serves her husband a bottle of Jack Daniel's and then sits on his lap.

The spread also features brunette Britney playing with her hair as Federline serves her a poolside cocktail, dressed as a slick butler in a tuxedo and white gloves.

Spears admits the pictures were set up partly to poke fun at the public's perception of the couple.

27/07/2005 01:27