The Panic Channel guitarist Dave Navarro checked in with fans on his blog at 6767.com on Tuesday (January 2) after ringing in the new year at Tangerine and Pure in Las Vegas. “Evidently, Britney passed out at the club after the countdown,” Navarro writes. “The press seems to be making a big deal out this. Come on now, it was fu**ing New Year’s Eve! I saw people passed out all over town that night. Not that I am some big champion of Britney’s, but if a girl can’t drink herself into oblivion on New Year’s Eve, then when can she? One thing I have noticed in 2006 is that the celeb trash gossip stuff has just gotten WAY out of control. With the advent of digital cameras, cell phone technology, gossip blogs and paparazzi everywhere, the days of any kind of personal time or mystique for big name entertainers are long gone.” The full post at 6767.com has since been removed.