Dining with Britney -- It's Messy!

7/24/2007 12:32 PM PDT

Dining with Britney -- It's Messy!

After her bodyguard's dangerous run-in with the paps yesterday, one would think Brit would take it easy the rest of the day ... but this being Ms. Spears, she went out anyway, y'all!


TMZ cameras caught the Britster leaving Il Sole last night, with Britney getting behind the wheel to drive herself home. Spears' bodyguard cleared the way, this time from inside his SUV, allowing Brit to make a semi-clean getaway from the restaurant's parking lot. Unfortunately, the "Toxic" singer got stuck at a red light as paps closed in.

Britney's behavior was fairly normal, for her, but the most puzzling part of this story -- why Il Sole? Last time TMZ checked, they weren't serving fried chicken.