It Just Got Harder for Britney to Get a Drink

7/1/2008 8:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Britney SpearsHold the Venti Iced Frappuccino! Britney Spears may now have to drive -- or be driven (we hope) -- a little further to get her $5 buzz.

Brit's old stomping ground, Starbucks, has just announced they are closing 600 of their underperforming stores in the U.S.. Although Britney -- and her fellow over-caffeinated and oversized sunglass-wearing peers -- do their daily part to keep the coffee chain afloat, around 12,000 positions will be eliminated.

On the lighter side, Britney will always have gas stations.