Animal Has Trouble Keeping Up With The Big Dogs

I would just like to state for the record that not since “Firecrotch” became Lindsay Lohan’s infamous moniker, have I been so pleased at the inception of a celebrity nickname when I first heard that Britney Spears was now being called “Animal,” by her frenemy, Paris Hilton. If that’s the only contribution that Paris makes to the world (and I have a sneaking suspicion this may be the case…), then it’s enough for me.

Anywho, Yahoo! News reports that maybe Brit’s finally had enough of the post-K-Fed party lifestyle she’s recently been enjoying:

The pop princess, who recently made headlines for a rash of less-than-motherly hard partying, fell asleep in a Las Vegas nightclub early Monday shortly after leading the New Year’s Eve countdown, her manager said.

“By about one o’clock, she was just done, so we took her out,” Spears’ manager, Larry Rudolph, told The Associated Press Monday. “She was not drunk. She was just tired and falling asleep.”

Personally, this excuse is way too logical for my taste. Like a battered housewife, I’ve got a perverse hankering for the unlikely, yet familiar “exhaustion” explanation.

Spears falls asleep in Vegas nightclub [Yahoo! News]

More photos from the red carpet of Britney Spears hosting the New Years Eve celebrations at Pure Nightclub inside Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Nevada after the jump.