Is Britney Spears a new mom? Or an old sly one?
Reports were rampant Tuesday that Spears had given birth to her second child, a boy, at a Los Angeles hospital.
There was no confirmation or denial from Spears' camp. The office for Spears' publicist, Leslie Sloane Zelnik, said it had no information. It referred calls to Spears' label, Jive Records. The rep there, Sonia Muckle, did not return calls seeking comment.
At least two sources told E! News that the baby was born overnight, but they couldn't confirm further details.
Access Hollywood indirectly quoted Spears' father, Jamie, as saying he'd seen the baby. But, again, no specifics (gender, name, etc.) were offered.
The National Enquirer and Us Weekly were the two most prominent publications to advance the baby story early on. The Enquirer was first out with a report on its Website that a child, weighing 6 pounds and 11 ounces, was born at 2 a.m. Tuesday. Us Weekly, on its Website, agreed on the sex--a boy--and noted the birth had gone down at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. (Playing it safe, paparazzi also were said to be camping out a few miles away at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica.)
The Enquirer sourced its story to "insiders"; Us Weekly to "a family source." Spears has slammed, and sued, both publications in the past.
Meanwhile, People, the singer's favored publication for news releases and announcements, was curiously mum on the nursery front, as was Spears' official Website.
The baby boy reports were surprising in that up until Tuesday, the baby boy was a girl--at least according to stork-watchers who confidently predicted an XX-chromosonal bundle of joy for the pop singer. The Enquirer was among those in the it's-a-girl camp, reporting in its latest issue that Spears planned to name her newborn Jailynn.
Sources tell E! News that Spears' camp definitely has been working--and buying presents--on the assumption the baby was to be a girl.
Spears, 24, and husband Kevin Federline, 28, welcomed their first child, son Sean Preston, last Sept. 14.