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Spears turns tables on paparazzi

Britney Spears
In September, Spears picked up three MTV awards

Pop star Britney Spears has turned the tables on the paparazzi by posting videos mocking them on her website.

Each week, the singer aims to post a clip of a photographer making a fool of him or herself. They then become winner of that week's "paparazzie" award.

Spears, 26, who last year suffered a public breakdown, is often followed by the paparazzi.

The star has a new album out in December as well as a planned appearance on ITV1's X Factor.

The latest video clip on the star's website shows a photographer falling over backwards as he tries to capture Spears on film.

The caption underneath the clip reads: "This photographer eats some dirt while trying to get a shot of Britney."

An earlier post explained why the section had been set up.

Paparazzi mobbing Britney Spears
Spears is followed wherever she goes by paparazzi

"Terrorising Britney has unfortunately become a daily part of the paparazzi's lives.

"So we've decided to start calling these maniacs out each week by awarding a paparazzie to the worst of the worst."

In 2007, pictures of the singer shaving her head were shown worldwide.

The singer was frequently seen looking dishevelled and behaving erratically before she lost custody of her two children.

Fans are hoping the three prizes she won at the MTV Video Music Awards in September and recent number one US single Womanizer signal a return to form.

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