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AP Wants To Have 10,000 Babies with Britney Spears

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How much Britney coverage is too much? Whatever it is, it's not enough. In an e-mail memo, obtained by Gawker, sent this morning from Frank Baker, Assistant Bureau Chief, Los Angeles, he tells staff that "virtually everything involving Britney is a big deal."

"That doesn't mean every rumor makes it on the wire," he continues, "But it does mean that we want to pay attention to what other are reporting and seek to confirm those stories that WE feel warrant the wire."

So we sought to confirm Gawker's memo with the AP ourselves. News Editor, Andy Sternberg, spoke to Baker and confirmed that the memo was sent this morning in response to an "internal communication." Despite prodding, Baker refused to comment further on what prompted the memo and how -- if at all AP's Spears coverage may change.

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