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It was the marriage that launched a million headlines. When Britney Spears walked down the aisle in Las Vegas on January 3, and then promptly annulled the whole affair, editors the world over (freshly rested from their holiday breaks) gleefully splashed Brit-inspired puns across their front pages. Here’s a sampling of the flood of ink, both real and virtual, Britney’s marriage and annulment inspired.

Wedding wordplay:

I Thee Shed (New York Post)

Bride And Gloom (The Scotsman)

Mrs. Britney No More (E! Online)

Splitney: Pop-Tart’s Half-Day Sham Marriage (New York Post)

Britney Says ‘I Do,’ Then ‘I Don’t’ In Vegas (Daily News)

Did It, Didn’t Too: Britney (The Indian Express)

Britney Spears, After A Dip Into Marriage, Is Free For Whatever Future May Hold (The New York Times)

Playing with time:

55 Hours Later, Britney Unties Knot (Rediff)

To Have And To Hold — For A Few Hours (Fox News)

A Quickie For Miss Britney (Daily News)

Britney Spears' Nano-Nuptials (E! Online)

We Wed For The Hell Of It, Says Britney's Two-Day Husband (The Daily Telegraph)

Blink And You Missed Spears’ First Marriage (Los Angeles Times)

Looking for answers:

What Was Britney Thinking? (CNN)

Britney's Vegas Vacation: Stunt Or Screw-Up? (USA Today)

And, of course, a tide of "Oops"-inspired headlines:

Oops! She Married A Friend (AOL)

Oops! Britney, Don’t Do It Again (The Stanford Daily)

Oops! Britney's Done It This Time (The Scotsman)

Oops! Britney Spears To Annul Madcap Marriage (AFP)

Britney’s Team Should Say Oops (Newsday)




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