Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Britney and Jason Out and About in Burbank

Britney was later spotted digging for some gold...not the actual kind.

Source: Untouchable Britney

Sunday, December 26, 2010

New Tweets from Britney

Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas tweethearts. - Britney
What'd everyone get? Anyone get a lump of coal? - Britney

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Britney Spears: JFK with Jason Trawick!

The following italicized article is from www.justjared.com:

Britney Spears makes her way through JFK International Airport on Thursday (December 23) in New York City.

The 29-year-old pop princess was joined by her boyfriend, Jason Trawick, who carried two gift bags!

Brit and her family are already in the holiday spirit! “Just went to my boys Christmas show. CUTEST….THING…..EVER! -Brit,” she tweeted last week.

FYI: Brit’s sweatshirt is from Shirt Off My Back, a charity movement that gives children in Africa uniforms for every item of clothing purchased.

See more pics here!

Source: Just Jared

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Lady GaGa Disses Britney?

The following italicized article is from www.theprophetblog.com:

Lady GaGa has gotten caught up in one of her little ‘moments’ on stage again, this time telling a packed crowd of screaming fans at her recent London concert that she writes and does every single piece of her music by herself — which we all know obviously isn’t true, especially since GaGa herself has often credited her producers in the past.

“Now, I don’t know if you know this, but for those of you who don’t know, I write all my own music. Every single lyric, melody and note was created by me. I am not manufactured. I’m a bad cat and coming for you ’cause I believe in you and I. It’s not that I don’t like to be humble, it’s just that pop music has a pretty bad rap,” Gaga explained.

What an odd thing to say.

I wonder what RedOne, Darkchild, Fernando Garibay, Rob Fusari, Akon, Martin Kierszenbaum and about fifty other engineers, backing vocalists, producers, writers, musicians, marketing assistants and A&R reps would have to say about that.

“Uh, yeah, she does it all herself – real talented,” mutters Jimmy Iovine, somewhat distracted as he counts royalty cheques from The Fame and orders another Ferrari online.

Anyway, back to the concert: After ranting to the crowd about her talent, GaGa then performed her rock ‘n’ roll tune “You & I” – but first she made certain to assure the fans of her radio-tailored dance-pop that her upcoming album Born This Way wouldn’t be filled with “a bunch of rock ballads or anything”.

“Want to hear ‘You and I’? This one is going to be on Born This Way. It’s one of my favorites. The album doesn’t have a bunch of rock ballads or anything, but this is one of them,” she said before launching into the song.

GaGa also made more claims of her immense talent at the London show, screaming to the audience “SURPRISE! A pop show and the bitch can sing!”, seemingly forgetting that Pink, Beyonce, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson and virtually every single pop star on the planet other than Britney Spears’ sings live during their concerts and performances.

Source: The Prophet Blog

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Earth-Shattering News

the first word of the britney song is "hey"

Britney's Album NOT Delayed

Bullshit! RT @jamesinrehab" in tomorrow's rehab column, Britney spear's album delayed"

Saturday, December 18, 2010

New Tweet from Britney

Just went to my boys Christmas show. CUTEST....THING.....EVER! -Brit

Friday, December 17, 2010

What Was Heather Morris' Homemade Gift to Britney Spears?

The following italicized article is from www.eonline.com:

Remember how Heather Morris got flowers from Britney Spears after portraying her on Glee? And then said she was planning to send Brit-Brit back a homemade gift?

Well, I caught up with Heather today to find out just what present she gave Brit and what other major project she just launched:

"I made her a cheesy mug with our picture on it from the set," she told via phone from NYC today. "There was an arrangement in it, too."

But has she gotten any feedback from Brit on the gift?

"No, I haven't heard from her yet," she told me.

Source: E! Online

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Britney Creates Winter Wonderland

The following italicized article is from www.thesun.co.uk:

The pop superstar has gone to town on her outdoor festive lighting in the same way excitable Clark did in 1989 comedy National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

The Toxic singer has caked her sprawling Calabasas, California, property in miles of fairy lights, glowing rooftop angels, Santas, little drummer boys, baubles, stars and an illuminated Father Christmas.

Even Britney-knockers must agree she's created a magical setting for her two young sons SEAN PRESTON and JAYDEN JAMES this Yuletide.

Source: The Sun

Britney Spears Inspired Gwyneth Paltrow's 'Country Strong' Character

For a character like Gwyneth Paltrow's struggling addict star in "Country Strong," you'd think the source material would be more Winona Judd than Britney Spears. But you'd be wrong.

The once-embattled Spears served as inspiration for "Country Strong" writer-director Shana Feste, who says the media lifts talent to great heights only to destroy it.

"That's where this movie came from. I mean, I was seeing what was happening in the media to Britney Spears," Feste told the Ministry at a Los Angeles screening of the film.

"I finished the script when Michael Jackson passed away. I think it's tragic how we treat people who give us so much, and we love to see them knocked down to build them back up again, to knock them down again.

"It's a weird fascination."

Source: LA Times

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Britney Spears: Comic Book Hero

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has one, Betty White has one … even the entire cast of Glee has one — now Britney Spears has one, too! Our dear Britney will be featured in her very own comic book from Bluewater Productions in March (the very same month her new album will be released). Here is our first look at Britney‘s soon-to-be-released comic book:
Oops!…Bluewater Productions Did It Again — with another comic book about a famous pop star, “Fame: Britney Spears.” The solicitation copy for the comic, which hits stands in March, describes the story as follows:

“Britney Spears — the most famous superstar of the 21st century.What does it take to reach those heights in the Internet Age? What are the hidden costs when every move makes the headlines? More than an entertainment powerhouse. More than a dancer and musician. Britney Spears is a survivor!”

Will the comic, written by CW Cooke and pencilled by Ricardo Jaime, cover Britney’s days in the Mickey Mouse Club? The infamous head-shaving incident? Her triumphant comeback?

This is fantastic! I know I’ll be buying at least 5 copies. My guess is that, yes, the comic book will cover Britney‘s stellar career but will gloss over (or leave out entirely) the more stickier parts of her life story. To be honest, I could care less if they leave all the bad stuff in or not … I MUST own the Britney Spears comic book. Woot!! How awesome is this?! How many copies will YOU be buying when Fame: Britney Spears is released next year?

Source: Pink Is The New Blog

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Fraser T. Smith: ''Britney's a Delight to Work With''

The following italicized article is from www.deanpiper.com:

*Word reaches me that Britney Spears has been impressing people behind the scenes whilst working on her new album. One of the producer’s working with her, Fraser T. Smith, tells me she was an absolute pleasure from start to finish. Fraser – who penned one of my favourite hits last year, James Morrison and Nelly Furtado’s duet Broken Strings – says she was professional and totally adorable. Fraser said: “We worked on three tracks and I love them all. I turned up straight from the plane and she was fantastic. She made coffee for us all in the studio, her voice was strong and she was totally focused on her music. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I just hope the tracks make the final cut for the album.” Me too – Fraser’s one talented dude. Britney’s new album drops in March.

Source: Dean Piper

Britney and Jason at Scarpetta restaurant in Beverly Hills

Source: Untouchable Britney

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

'Hold It Against Me' Real, Lyrics Are Fake

Official - Brian Friedman to Choreograph the Next Era


Britney Spears' Topanga Canyon Shopping Spree

The following italicized article is from www.celebrity-gossip.net:

Stepping out for a lunch and shopping session, Britney Spears did her best to avoid paparazzi while making her way around Topanga Canyon, CA on Wednesday (December 8).

The "Gimme More" singer was shielded by security staffers after hitting up the Westfield Mall, which followed a trip through the McDonalds drive-thru.

As previously reported by GossipCenter, Britney spent the past weekend celebrating her 29th birthday with a trip to Conchas Chinas, Mexico with boyfriend Jason Trawick.

Shacking up in a $5,000 per-night villa, Miss Spears recently gushed about the trip to Us magazine, saying, "My birthday weekend away with Jason was amazing. Best birthday of my life!"

See more pics here!

Source: Celebrity Gossip

E! News: Britney's Mexican Birthday

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Britney Spears Tells Us About "Best Birthday of My Life!"

The following italicized article is from www.usmagazine.com:

What scandal?

Days after tabloids published fake reports about Jason Trawick's alleged physical abuse of girlfriend Britney Spears, the content pop singer and her beau of nearly two years were a world away from Hollywood: at a private, $5,000 per-night villa in Conchas Chinas, Mexico, as revealed in the new Us Weekly, out now.

The occasion? Spears' 29th birthday Dec. 2 -- and her former agent Trawick, 39, surprised the singer with a red-velvet cake shipped from L.A. and much more.

The happy duo shrugged off the false abuse rumor for their luxe Puerto Vallarta trip. "They did not allow it to get them down," an insider tells Us.

In fact, Spears tells Us exclusively: "My birthday weekend away with Jason was amazing. Best birthday of my life!"

Source: US Weekly

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Britney Spears Heads to the Studio

The following italicized article is from www.justjared.com:

Britney Spears is escorted by her bodyguard into a recording studio on Tuesday (December 7) in Santa Monica, Calif.

The day before, Britney did some retail therapy while shopping around Los Angeles.

The 29-year-old pop princess just returned from a trip to Mexico with her boyfriend Jason Trawick, where they celebrated her birthday.

Brit turned 29 on December 2nd! She started her celebrations by announcing to her Twitter followers that her next album will be released in March.

See more pics here!

Source: Just Jared

Britney Spears Loses Legal Ruling In Bodyguard Lawsuit

The following italicized article is from www.radaronline.com:

Britney Spears lost a legal ruling in the lawsuit filed against her by a former bodyguard, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.

A judge ruled against Team Spears’ attempt to have that lawsuit consolidated under the conservatorship that still governs Britney.

Instead, the case, brought by Fernando Flores, will be fought in Los Angeles Superior Court. The judge handling Britney’s conservatorship will not hear the case. Spears motion to consolidate the lawsuit under the conservatorship was denied in a brief ruling issued Tuesday.

"The Court finds that the cases....are not related and the Motion to Transfer this action to the Probate Department of the Central District is denied. Each case is to remain in the departments in the respective districts where they are currently assigned. Per request and agreement of counsel, the court allows 20 days to respond to the complaint,” the judge wrote.

Flores made shocking allegations against the pop star, including that he saw Britney physically strike her two children, and that she paraded around naked in front of him. Lawyers for the conservatorship contend that Flores’ claims are baseless and without merit.

Source: Radar Online

Rumored Single Title

The following italicized article is from www.muumuse.com:

Remember when I said there’s plenty to come? I wasn’t lying.

While I can’t quite officially reveal the single title to you, please…


Are you ready for what’s next?

Oh, and before you start Heavy Breathing…remember where you read this one FIRST.

Source: MuuMuse

New Tweet from Britney

Had such an amazing photoshoot with Mario Testino today. So fun! -Britney

Britney Shopping in Los Angeles

Source: Untouchable Britney

Monday, December 6, 2010

Britney Spears & Jason Trawick Enjoy Romantic Mexican Getaway

The following italicized article is from www.people.com:

Britney Spears celebrated a very happy long birthday weekend with boyfriend Jason Trawick during a romantic trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

"When they landed, she got to the [private] villa and was blown away," a source tells PEOPLE of the couple, who arrived on Dec. 2, Spears's 29th birthday. "Jason had arranged a red velvet cake for her birthday."

Last week, Spears's camp denied a tabloid report that Trawick "beat on" the pop star. And their intimate getaway, which included a private chef and a fridge stocked with fresh fruit, seemed to prove their point.

"They suntanned and did a lot of relaxing and decompressing," says the source. "They seemed very much in love. "

Indeed, a source close to Spears told PEOPLE last week that "the couple's relationship is better [than ever]. Britney and Jason lately have been very happy together."

Source: People

Friday, December 3, 2010

Official: Album TBR in March!

WOOOOOOOOOOT!!!! The news that Britney Spears fans around the planet have been waiting for is finally upon us!! Britney just posted an announcement on her official Twitter profile letting us know that her new album will be released in March 2011! All day long, Britney and her manager Adam Leber have been teasing us with today’s big announcement …

The announcement you’ve all been waiting for is coming today. Tell a friend… -Adam Leber, Manager

Just wanted to thank all of you for the amazing birthday wishes you guys have been sending all day. / My fans mean the world to me & waking up to all of your wishes really made me smile, so here’s something that I hope will make you smile…

And then … she hit us with the news:

While many folks were expecting the release of a new song today, I was pretty sure it would be something along these lines. Still, it’s fantastic news!! Britney shared another bit of personal information on Twitter today. What else did she have to say?
You will note that this is the first time Britney has ever mentioned personally her romantic relationship with Jason Trawick ;) I hope Britney and Jason have the BEST weekend ever!! Let the countdown to Britney‘s new album begin!!

Source: Pink Is The New Blog

So Full of Win

Britney Manager: "There Will 100% Be a Lawsuit"

The following italicized article is from www.usmagazine.com:

Britney Spears put abuse rumors to rest when she visited beau Jason Trawick at work in L.A. Wednesday.

Earlier that afternoon, the Spears' reps denied that Trawick, 38, beat the singer, calling reports by tabloid Star and RadarOnline "laughable" and "utterly false."

With her hair tucked under a fedora, Spears, 29, joined Trawick at the William Morris Endeavor Entertainment offices for a special screening of The Secretariat on behalf of Hathaway Sycamores, the largest provider for children's mental health services in L.A. County.

"They were both very upbeat. They were smiling and seemed very happy to be there," Rob Myers, executive vice president of development at Hathaway-Sycamores, tells UsMagazine.com.

After the couple greeted the families and introduced the film, "the buzz in the room was fantastic," Myers says. "The look on the children's faces was just priceless."

And despite the allegations against him, Trawick showed little signs of worry during Spears' surprise appearance.

"Jason was obviously having a tough day, but he kept his commitment to bring Britney in to the screening," a source tells Us. "He acted professional at all times despite the false story."

"It's amazing that Star continues to try to defend their story by putting out more and more pieces of a fraudulent recording. Everyone knows it is not her," Spears' manager Larry Rudolph tells Us. "The more they put out, the more ridiculous they look. The lawyers are drawing up the legal papers right now; there will 100 percent be a lawsuit. We are suing."

Source: US Weekly

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Happy Birthday, Britney!

I hope you have a very happy 29th birthday and may many more follow.

Throughout all the years you've been an inspiration and your star has never shone more bright than now. May you be surrounded with friends, family and most of all lots of love on this glorious day.

Britney Spears & Jason Trawick Show a United Front

The following italicized article is from www.justjared.com:

Britney Spears and boyfriend Jason Trawick hop in his Mercedes and leave the William Morris Endeavor Entertainment Agency on Wednesday (December 1) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 28-year-old pop star visited Jason at his office, the same day her team blasted a tabloid report claiming he was physically abusive towards her.

Brit’s people called the report “irresponsible statements” and “defamatory” and said her lawyers would be taking legal action.

See more pics here!

Source: Just Jared

Official Statement Regarding Star Magazine and Radar Online Stories

Every aspect of the story published by Star Magazine is completely and utterly false and Star Magazine was informed of the falsity of this story before it was published. The statements attributed to Jason Alexander are a complete fabrication as Britney has not had any form of communication with Mr. Alexander in years. The audio recording posted on Radaronline this morning purporting to be between Britney Spears and Jason Alexander is so obviously fake as to be laughable. Suffice it to say, that Jason Trawick has never laid a hand on Britney. This is just another example of the irresponsible nature of the tabloid media relying on shoddy sources and false information for the sole purpose of selling magazines, without regard to the truth and without regard to who they hurt in the process. These irresponsible statements are defamatory and Britney Spears' legal team will be taking legal action against all of the appropriate parties.

Source: BritneySpears.com

Audio Expert: Britney Recording Was 'Manipulated'

The following italicized article is from www.tmz.com:

A highly-respected audio expert tells TMZ ... Jason Alexander's recording of the woman he claims is Britney Spears "has been electronically stepped on."

Tom Owen of OWL Investigations, and Chairman of the Audio Engineering Society Standards Committee of Forensic Audio, tells TMZ, the tape was "doctored" to such a severe extent, there's no way to conduct a meaningful voice-recognition test.

Owen says the tape has been "stepped on at least 3 times." With noise reduction, equalization and removal of voice qualities such as natural timbre, sibilance and tonal qualities, it's impossible to determine whether Britney's voice is on the tape.

Owen says Britney has a "very vanilla voice" and that with manipulation it wouldn't be that difficult to make someone sound like her.

Source: TMZ

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Britney Spears -- Conservatee for 2011

The following italicized article is from www.tmz.com:

Britney Spears will ring in the new year under her long-standing conservatorship .... sources tell TMZ.

We're told there are no plans to end the conservatorship, which was created in February 2008.

And, it's not bad news for Britney. We're told she's "content" with the current arrangement and is no longer antsy to end it.

Britney is actually under two conservatorships -- one to care for her, and another to take care of her business affairs. As for the latter, it will probably remain in place for a long time, because Britney Spears, Inc. has never run more smoothly.

As for the personal conservatorship ... we're told no one involved -- Britney included -- wants to end it.

Source: TMZ

Monday, November 29, 2010

Britney Spears: Louisiana to Los Angeles

The following italicized article is from www.justjared.com:

Britney Spears and her boyfriend Jason Trawick arrive at LAX airport from Louisiana with her two boys Sean Preston and Jayden James on Sunday (November 28).

On Saturday, the 28-year-old pop princess was spotted in Kentwood, Louisiana at her favorite drive-in burger chain, Sonic.

Britney spent Thanksgiving with her parents Lynne and Jamie Spears, along with her children and boyfriend.

See more pics here!

Source: Just Jared

Britney & Jamie Lynn Spears: Sonic Sisters

The following italicized article is from www.justjared.com:

Britney Spears takes her two sons, Jayden James and Sean Preston, for a burger run with boyfriend Jason Trawick at Sonic on Sunday (November 28) in Kentwood, Louisiana.

The same day, the pop star’s younger sister Jamie Lynn also visited a Sonic drive-thru with a friend.

Britney, 28, and Jamie Lynn, 19, were back home for Thanksgiving.

“In Kentwood for the holiday. Happy turkey to you and yours! Don’t eat too much,” Britney tweeted.

Also pictured: Brit’s mom Lynne and dad Jamie, who carried Jamie Lynn’s 2-year-old daughter Maddie.

See more pics here!

Source: Just Jared

The Artist

"When you think about it, Britney Spears is an artist - a pop artist, in the truest sense." (Quote from Jenny Eliscu, a writer for Rolling Stone) []

Career beginnings, Artistic development
As early as her childhood years, Britney was determined to make it in the entertainment industry. She began signing at talent shows from a young age and, despite media reports, pushed her parents to help her pursue her career rather than them pushing her. After attending an arts school in New York, she acted on "The Mickey Mouse Club" for several years before it was canceled. At age 15, Spears was signed to Jive Records. Even as a newly signed artist, Britney made sure she had input into all of her music - she would review all the lyrics and production of the songs before recording them and would ask the producers and writers to make changes if she felt this was nescessary (such as changing "Born To Make You Happy" to be less sexual), she would also or ask the producers to change parts of the songs' instrumentation if she was unhappy with the way the songs sounded, showing that she has been more involved and had more input and control over her music from the start of her career than what she was commonly thought to have had. [] She also rebelled against her record label's ideas for her first music video, and instead came up with the entire concept of her music video for "Baby One More Time" herself, from the setting to the wardrobe. Britney did not do too much writing for her first album (aside from being the sole co-writer of one song on the album's import version titled "Autumn Goodbye"), but she was only starting out in her music career, and had already made several huge decisions that she knew would help to propel her to stardom instantly.

In 2000, Britney released her second album, "Oops!...I Did It Again". She first began attempting to seriously write on one song, "Dear Diary", on the album, which originally was presented to her as a different song. Britney, thinking of who her core fan base was (at the time) and being unhappy with the song's lyrics, then scheduled a meeting with the song's writers herself and changed many of the lyrics for the song to not be as 'dark'. This was only a start to Britney's involvement in writing her own music. In 2001, Britney's third album "Britney" was released, which (on the import version) had her co-write seven of the album's fifteen songs (Britney originally had written all but one song on the album, but the track listing was changed before release - she also wrote unreleased songs with collaborators such as The Neptunes and BT). Spears had also developed musically, with an album slightly edgier and more grown-up than her previous works. It was also notable that during her "Dream Within A Dream" tour, she performed four new songs live that she had written herself - "Mystic Man", "Weakness", "You Were My Home", and "My Love Was Always There". These songs were very jazz-inspired and Britney used her lower register while singing them. This was the beginning of Britney showing that she wanted to head in a more mature, artistic direction musically. In 2000 and 2001, Britney also began taking control of her TV specials for the first time, executive producing "Britney Spears: Your #1 Video Requests... And More!" as well as her 2001 HBO concert "Britney Spears Live From Las Vegas".

Artistic Achievements: Had input on lyrics of first album, increasingly began writing her own songs with each album, developed video concepts, executive produced TV concert specials, matured image and sound.

Writing Movie Script and Co-Authoring Books
In 2001, Britney began filming her first movie "Crossroads". From the beginning, Britney had an input on the script and even wrote parts of it and made changes to what she didn't agree with. Talking about developing the script, she said "[I created] the whole generalization of the girls going on the road trip and I had a lot of input to do with the characters and what each one was going through," Spears said. "The whole storyline as far as why Lucy was going and why Mimi was going, the writer came in and helped me elaborate on that a little bit. It was actually a combined effort between both of us." The script's co-writer Shonda Rhimes said "She specifically said that she wanted it to address real teen issues and things teenagers actually experience as opposed to being a fluffy take on what happens when you're a teenager". Britney not only came up with the storylines of the three main characters (which script writer Shonda Rimes elaborated on), but she also picked out all of her co-stars based on auditions they did. Other notable scenes Britney came up with on her own are the opening scenes. She also picked out a majority of the music that would be used throughout the movie and removed some of the profanity from the script to make the movie more suitable for all ages.

Artistic Achievements: Co-wrote entire script to "Crossroads" (with Shonda Rhimes), casted all characters, developed and removed scenes based on her own input.

Britney had also co-written three books from 1999 to 2002 - the first two, co-authored with her mother, were titled "Heart To Heart" (written about her life growing up and her early career) and "A Mother's Gift" (a teen drama). She also co-authored "Crossroads Diary" with her assistant, which documented her experiences filming her first movie. Although these books may have been geared more towards her younger fans at the time, it was another form of artistic development for Britney. Branching out into writing books also proved to be successful - her first two books were best-sellers on the New York Times list, which made Spears eligible to be considered a best-selling author, respectively.

Business Development
From mid-2002 onward, Britney began to expand her career into other fields such as producing. She wrote the book "Stages" with Sheryl Berk, which focused on her life while touring in 2002. She started work on producing the movie "Trading Paint" as well as an untitled romantic comedy, although plans for this were eventually canceled. She also started her production company, Britney Spears Productions, with her manager Larry Rudolph and "Crossroads" director. She also co-operated the companies Britney Brands, BritneyFilms, Britney Online, Britney Touring, Fairy Zone Productions, One More Time Music and Britney Television with her manager to manage the different aspects of her career. [] Britney uses these production companies for all aspects of here career, ranging from her concerts to her tour merchandise and fragrances, proving that she also was becoming a successful business woman in her own right.

Artistic Achievements: Authored three books, started and co-manages multiple production companies, planned work on developing two movies, co-wrote fourth book about her life while on tour.

"In The Zone" Era: More Writing, Production, and Artistic Involvement
In October 2002, after her "Dream Within A Dream" tour ended, Britney began recording her fourth album. Britney wanted this album to be different from her previous albums - she wanted it to have a much more mature sound and to do more writing. The result was "In The Zone", which is actually a term Britney and her manager used to describe her being focused (this was confirmed in Britney's first book). The meaning of the album was very fitting - Spears co-wrote 8 of the albums 12 tracks and one of the two bonus tracks found on the import versions. At the time, Britney also stated that she did not want to write lyrics that were dark or that were related with her personal life due to wanting to keep this private. Some people might think that in order to write an artistic song, it must have a dark or depressing theme, but the club-orientated sound of the songs was the main focus of the lyrics, which made Britney's writing work very well with the songs.

The album was also Britney's first album that completely separated her from her teen pop past and was adult pop. Both lyrically and musically, the album showed artistic growth - from Britney's writing, to the subject matter (which ranged from sex, to relations with married men, to masturbation, to heartbreak - more adult themes that Britney's previous music hadn't discussed). The songs were also more diverse than any of Britney's previous albums - it ranged from synth-pop ("Me Against The Music"), southern hip-hop ("I Got That (Boom Boom)"), eurotrance ("Breathe On Me"), trip-hop ("Early Mornin'"), Bollywood and electro-pop ("Toxic"), east-coast hip-hop ("Outrageous"), and reggae ("The Hook Up"), among other genres. The album also was Spears' first to have guest artists. Britney contacted both Madonna (appears on "Me Against The Music") and rappers the Ying Yang Twins ("I Got That (Boom Boom)") herself without input from her label to do collaborate with her. For the first time, Britney also co-produced some of her own material ("Me Against The Music" and "The Hook Up"). One particular artistic achievement was "Everytime", a piano ballad Spears wrote with one of her back up vocalists from her previous tour. Britney came up with the entire piano melody for the song herself, despite not given credit in the album credits for this. She played the piano melody to Guy Sigsworth, who then produced the song. Britney also took further control of the songs by now allowing her label to choose any of the singles this time around - even though she picked most of her singles in the past, she never had complete control over this. Rather than pleasing her record label by releasing "Outrageous" or "(I Got That) Boom Boom" as the first, second, or third singles from the album, Britney opted to choose songs that were still mainstream friendly, but more eclectic and mature than what she had previously released. Britney then created the concepts for the "Toxic" music video as well as the "Everytime" music video, although she revised her original concept of suicide to instead be about reincarnation.

Britney also again executive produced some of her TV specials, including the documentary and performance special "Britney Spears: In The Zone", [ ] which aired on ABC in November 2003, and the TV movie "Brave New Girl", which she not only executive produced but also co-wrote and cast the main character (the movie was based off a book she had co-written in 2002; she also named the movie after one of the songs on her album) []. Britney also came up with the name of her 2004 tour, "The Onyx Hotel Tour", as well as helping to design the sets and create the show's themes and costumes. When the concert aired on Showtime, she executive produced the special and was also revealed to be one of the show's two writers/creators (she also wrote the spoken parts of the tour, which can also be read in the "Onyx Hotel" tour book) [] .

Artistic Achievements: Co-wrote nearly entire fourth album, co-produced some of her songs, went against record label to release singles she chose, chose and asked guest artists to collaborate with her, developed concepts to music videos, executive produced three TV specials ("In The Zone" ABC Special, "Brave New Girl" TV Movie - also casted and co-wrote, "Britney Spears: Live in Miami" - also created/co-wrote). Also won her first Grammy for "Toxic" (for 'Best Dance Recording').

Late 2004 - 2005: Complete Artistic Control, Co-Directing, More Executive Producing
In summer 2004, Britney (along with Elizabeth Arden) helped to design the fragrance to her first perfume, "Curious", rather than allowing Elizabeth Arden to do it and just use Britney's name to promote it - "Elizabeth Arden worked directly with Britney Spears to develop the bottle and packaging for Curious by Britney Spears, according to Tamara Steele, vice president of fragrance at Elizabeth Arden. Spears wanted a look that was "young and fresh," Steele said." Britney also designed the bottle based on "antique perfume bottles with atomizers". [] She also helped to create the scents and packaging for her follow-up fragrances "Fantasy", "In Control Curious", "Midnight Fantasy," "Believe", and "Hidden Fantasy". A little known fact about her fragrances is she also came up with the titles to all of them and also created their tag lines (she also wrote the spoken pod casts on the web site for "Fantasy" and wrote the multiple tag lines for "Believe" that come with the album's packaging by herself, something that could have been done by the staff members at Elizabeth Arden instead, showing that Britney has involvement in everything in her career - even little things such as this that go completely unnoticed, she wants to come directly from her rather than having corporate people do it for her). After this, she released her first Greatest Hits album, which she named after the album's first single. The single, "My Prerogative", was a cover of a Bobby Brown song - however, Britney solely wrote additional lyrics to the beginning of the song, as well as changing lyrics throughout the song to be from her own (and a female's) perspective. She then wrote the theme song to her sister's TV show "Zoey 101", as well as one of the other new songs released on her Greatest Hits album.

After her marriage, Britney fired her manager Larry Rudolph for interfering with her personal life and career in ways she did not approve of. She quickly hired a new manager (who was in contact with Larry's management company), but began calling most of the shots in her career on her own. For the first time, Britney was completely free of the restraints of her old manager, which allowed her to experiment with her career and put it into her own hands. The first thing Britney planned to do was release her fifth studio album - in late December, she premiered a new song "Mona Lisa" on an LA radio station. The demo of the song was written primarily by Britney about the media constantly wanting Britney to fail while waiting for another popstar to take her place.

"She was taken under, drowning in her sea
Running like an angel, she was crying, and could not see
And see everyone's watching, as she starts to fall,
They want her to break down, and be a legend of her fall" - Lyrics from "Mona Lisa" (Written by Britney Spears, along with her drummer and keyboard player from her 2004 tour)

This song was from an album Britney started recording demos for in the spring of the same year while she was on tour. The album, titled "The Original Doll" (a reference to her clones that she was the original female popstar of the post-2000 generation) was worked on with the band from her "Onyx Hotel Tour" and was rumored to have a much more organic feel - and if "Mona Lisa" is any indication, much deeper lyrics from Spears. Her record label became very unhappy with Britney after she premiered the song on the radio due to the song and planned album being Britney's own personal project, rather than an album to satisfy market forces. Although the album was scrapped, it showed that Britney wanted to have a more artistic album written by her from her own perspective - a concept that many non-fans would dismiss due to it being from 'Britney Spears'. To date, none of other songs Britney recorded with her band for the album have been released.

Following this, Britney took control of other projects in her career. She completely re-designed her web site from how her record label had designed it and began writing on the 'Stream of Consciousness' section of her site rather than having her managers do it to communicate more directly and be more 'hands-on' with her fans. On one of the postings on her website, she began writing a script to "a musical which makes fun of the whole Hollywood scene, which is appropriately titled "Hollywood". She also stated she would like to direct the musical if it ever materialized (which, to date, it has not).

Although she almost always comes up with the concepts to her videos, she co-directed and choreographed one of her music videos for the first time for the song "Do Somethin'". Despite her label not wanting her to shoot a video for the song, Britney persisted so she could experiment with the directing process and also to give another video to her fans before she took a break from most aspects of her career. On her web site, she wrote "Co-directing this video was like an experimental project for me. I feel like being behind the camera is sometimes more satisfying than being in front of it. Working on this video was my first taste into behind the scenes work which I am excited about doing more of in the near future. When a woman directs, I think it just alters the entire feel of the movie, production or play in such a positive way."

In the spring of 2005, she also executive produced her reality show "Chaotic", which was a behind-the-scenes look into her 2004 "Onyx Hotel Tour" as well as her relationship and marriage with her now ex-husband. Most of the footage was shot by Spears herself on a camcorder - despite how low-budget this might have seemed for someone with Spears' level of fame, it showed how much Britney wanted the show to be from her point of view rather than from her handlers' or managers'. Admittedly, the show may have not been the best idea at the time, but she wanted to make a point for the show to present herself from a more 'real' perspective without the high-budget gloss that the public would expect to see from a pop star. Aside from executive producing the show, she also helped to design the show's DVD artwork.
Before her show premiered, Spears wrote a song about having a child two weeks prior to her knowing she was pregnant. The song and its music video, titled "Someday (I Will Understand)", premiered on the show's finale. The song was solely written by Britney and she was also credited as playing the piano in the song, showing more evidence of Britney's growth as an artist. In addition this, a few more songs were registered to ASCAP with Britney as a writer.

"Nothing seems to be the way, that it used to
Everything seems shallow, God give me truth, In me..."
"Don't you run too fast my dear, why don't you stop?
Stop and listen to your tears, they're all you've got." - Excerpts from "Someday (I Will Understand)", written by Britney Spears

Throughout the remainder of the year, Britney mainly focused on her family and her newborn son Sean Preston. She still persisted at managing her career mostly by herself, ranging from designing her own outfits for award show parties or appearances as well as outfits auctioned for charity. She also again expanded her writing skills with a poem written solely by her on her official web site. Things like this, often ridiculed or disregarded by most people, showed that Britney actually can write exceptionally well on her own. Even if the subject matter isn't what normally will be considered 'deep', what she wrote in this poem had meaning to her and was about the problems between her and her husband at the time.

"Remembrance of Who I Am"
No more chains, that you gave me.
Enough of pain, now I'm craving
Something sweet, so delight
How do you stand sleeping at night?

Silly patterns that we follow
You pull me in, I'm being swallowed -
By the ones you think you love
They pull you down, you can't see up above.

Manipulation is the key
They screw it in, because you're naive.

You come to me now, why do you bother?
Remember the Bible, the sins of the Father.
What you do, you pass down
No wonder why, I lost my crown.

You don't see me now, you ask yourself why
My crown is back, and it's way too high
For you to be in my presence, especially my son
You should bow down - I've only just begun.

The guilt you fed me, made me weak.
The voodoo you did, I couldn't speak.
You're awakening, the phone is ringing.
Resurrection of my soul, the fear I'm bringing.

What will you say, and what will you do?
She's not the same person that you're used to.
You trick me one, twice, now it's three.
Look who's smiling now - Damn, it's good to be me! - Written by Britney Spears (May 2006)

Artistic Achievements: Designed scents to fragrances (also titled fragrances and developed their tag lines), had additional lyrics to a cover of "My Prerogative" from her own perspective, titled greatest hits album, co-directed and choreographed video, took control of her web site from record label (redesigned and updated it herself), recorded and wrote more 'deep', stripped down album without record label's approval, executive produced and shot/directed scenes herself for reality show, released single solely written by herself (with instrumentation played by herself).

2006 - 2007: Working on Fifth studio album, Britney's Artistic Visions
In early 2006, she began working on her fifth album, scrapping the material she wrote and recorded throughout the previous year. Early songs made available through her official web site were "For My Sister", an acoustic ballad she wrote about watching her sister grow up, and "Rebellion", a hip-hop vibed song showcasing her stronger lower register. Britney also spent many sessions writing and recording with producers such as Jonathan 'J.R.' Rotem, Danja and Kara DioGaurdi throughout the summer.

"Be wary of others, the ones closest to you
The poison they feed you, and the voodoo that they do
But in rebellion, there's a sparkle of truth,
Don't just stand there, do what you got to do" - Lyrics from "Rebellion". Written by Spears, this song provided insight (from Britney's perspective) of Britney rebelling against what she was told to do by her managers and also from people close to her taking advantage of her.

After her divorce in late October 2006, Britney again began heavily recording for her next album. By this time, the music industry had changed - more than ever, demos were submitted to an artists label that only needed to be sung over by the artist. The same applied to Britney for the songs that actually made the album, however, her producers commented that she had a good amount of creative input on her songs despite not having co-writes on all of them for her fifth album. The album, titled "Blackout", featured only three co-writes from Spears, but one notable fact is she co-wrote an entire eight-verse 'rap' for the song "Everybody" but she did not receive credit on paper for this at all (this was confirmed by Jonathan 'J.R.' Rotem, the song's producer, during an interview with Ryan Seacrest). This gives speculation that Britney was more heavily involved with the writing process for this album than what was reported by the media at the time.

"Taking in every little thing I see
Triple tie dancing with the tab complete,
Little boys dancing Cause they feeling me,
Sweating cold, fretting, it's the place to be,
Come and sit with me, come and sit with me,
Sit back, you'll see it so beautifully,
Loving everybody, baby, is all you need -
Let go of the way things used to be..." - The lyrics that Britney wrote in "Everybody", showing that Spears excels at writing pop music when given the chance, even for club-orientated songs

In March 2007, after a brief stint in rehab, Britney managed plans to perform at select venues for a small tour throughout the spring of that year. The tour, known as the 'House of Blues' tour, had a very short setlist and only had six dates. However, Britney had actually created the "choreography and conceptualization" of the entire tour herself, showing that she wanted to have more control over her performances. [] The choreography from the tour was not as heavy as the dancing in her previous performances, but this was a good way for Spears to get used to being on stage again after being away from it for a few years.

In summer 2007, Britney shot the music video for her fifth album's first single "Gimme More". Although the released version only shows two scenes, many other scenes were shot with a very dark concept that Britney felt represented her at the time. The video's original concept was for the darker-haired brunette Britney to attend a funeral for the blonde haired Britney, which she wanted to represent as the death of her former self and image, and to reintroduce herself in a new way. One of the unreleased scenes also featured brunette Britney beating blonde Britney, who's tied to a chair, which is also meant to be representative of her killing off the image of her former self. Due to Spears' public rebellion and breakdown at the time, this concept very much fit her current situation and had a lot of significance to how the public viewed Britney based on what her former image had been. This concept was developed entirely by Britney herself - one of the set's cast members stated "Not many people know how long this music video has been in pre-production. The entire concept behind the music video, which I cannot talk about was entirely Britney's idea, and this is the first time that she has been involved in it as early as the story board process, all the way to the production design and the casting as well. The only thing I can say is that this video is about "rebirth". She also did all the choreography for it." [] The original video was not released due to problems with some of the scenes, however, this version of the video shows how involved Britney is in her career, even through the darkest times of her own personal life.

From August to October 2007, a CD of demos recorded for the "Blackout" album were leaked from a stolen demo CD. Writing credits from ASCAP revealed that Britney was in fact the writer of most of these leaked songs. Most notable of the songs were the ballads "Baby Boy" (registered as "Untitled Lullabye"), written with one co-writer about her failed relationship with her former husband, and "To Love, Let Go", produced by John Legend-collaborator Devo Springsteen. These songs not only had much stronger and deeper vocals than what the public is used to hearing from Spears, but lyrically they also showed her at her most vulnerable, being recorded in spring and summer 2007 during Britney's public breakdown with Britney as the song's primary writer. These two songs show that Britney has a much stronger voice (and can write songs with more meaning and variety) than what appears on her albums. In October 2007, the "Blackout" album was released, with Britney serving as the album's executive producer.

"The feeling of going down way too deep
Holding on so you won't lose your feet,
Sometimes you just gotta trust, you gotta take that leap, and let go"...
"These tears are overflowing, and never knowing why
All these years we've been hurting, we have to look inside
And try to let go" .... "To love, you gotta let go
If you really wanna love...you gotta let go." -Lyrics from "To Love, Let Go", written by Britney Spears, Devo Springsteen and Tom Craskey []

Throughout the end of 2007 and early 2008, Spears continued to publicly unravel and experience a breakdown for all the world to witness. More than any other celebrity, she had been exposed as a 'real' person rather than what is commonly viewed as a 'celebrity' in the public's eyes - something that, until now, only her fans had truly thought about her, despite her always being more 'real' and true to herself than the average star.

Spears also planned to re-release her "Blackout" album, with the plans for the album being managed by her, but this was canceled. She also planned to direct the video for her song "Radar", but she decided not to do this to release her sixth album a few months later instead.

Artistic Achievements: Began writing songs more personal to her with more meaningful lyrics (weren't used on album), co-wrote some of her "Blackout" album's material (as well as many of the unreleased songs from the album), executive producer for "Blackout" album, choreographed 'House of Blues' tour, created entire concept and involved in production process for original "Gimme More" music video (unreleased by record label), planned to direct video for "Radar" herself (canceled to release new album).

2008 - 2009: "Circus" Album and Return to Form
Throughout the remainder of 2008, Britney recorded her sixth studio album "Circus". She chose the album's first single, "Womanizer", and also came up with the video's entire concept. She also came up with the video concept to the album's second single "Circus" and again went against both her record label and management's decisions to release the song "If U Seek Amy" as the third single - she has also created the video treatment for this song. She also became more involved with the processes of remixes - she picked out all of the mixes that would be used for "Womanizer"'s CD single release rather than allowing her record label to do it (confirmed on her label's official site). Despite the album only having four co-writes from Britney, collaborators such as Nicole Morier said they wrote "nine to 10" songs with Britney that didn't make the final cut, which shows that the songs Britney has the most creative input on often are not mainstream enough to make her own albums. As of right now, Britney is being somewhat sidetracked and held back artistically due to her current personal and legal situations, as well as by recording a 'comeback' album in order to reclaim her status as the world's most infamous and sought-after popstar. Hopefully, Britney will show her full potential with her next album and will reveal a side of Britney that the public has never seen that her fans have always known existed.

Artistic Achievements: Co-wrote material on "Circus", chose all singles and developed concept for all videos from the album, involved in selecting remixes.

"Because my music - especially my live stuff - is very showy, a lot of people don't respect it as art.' 'Because I'm young, soft-spoken and nice to people, they go ahead and assume things.' 'But everything I have ever done - even my movie - I helped to write. I'm the complete opposite to a puppet.'" - Britney Spears

Source: Fanpop

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Britney Spears ‘Furious’ Her Parents Reconciled?

The following italicized article is from www.gossipcop.com:

“You’d think Britney Spears would be thrilled to see her divorced parents back together – instead she’s furious!” begins a piece in the National Enquirer.

And why is that?

According to the tab, Spears believes that her mom Lynne was “working with her father all along to manipulate her into being more cooperative – and that she did so for financial reasons.”


“If [her dad] Jamie were no longer her conservator,” says one of the mag’s magical source, “the money would stop and Lynne and Jamie would both become dependent on Britney’s generosity for money.”

So, let’s get this straight: Spears believes her parents only got back together in order to steal her money?


As opposed to being “furious,” the singer is actually “delighted.”

A source close to Spears tells Gossip Cop, “Everyone is very happy” precisely because “they’re spending time together.”

Yes, Britney is more concerned about them spending time together… than them spending her money.

Source: Gossip Cop

Friday, November 26, 2010

Britney and Family Relax at a Relative’s Home in Louisiana

Britney has much to be thankful for as she enjoys the Thanksgiving holiday with her boyfriend, her two beautiful boys, her sister Jamie Lynn and her daughter, and her romantically reconciled parents.

Source: Untouchable Britney

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Britney Spears: CPK & Starbucks Stop

The following italicized article is from www.justjared.com:

Britney Spears grabs lunch with her assistant and bodyguard at California Pizza Kitchen on Monday (November 22) in Tarzana, Calif.

The 28-year-old pop princess then got her caffeine fix by heading to Starbucks for a cold drink.

Brit’s team recently set the record about rumors she was going to star in another reality show.

“BS ALERT!” her website says about the reports.

See more pics here!

Source: Just Jared

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Britney Spears's Divorced Parents Reconciling

The following italicized article is from www.people.com:

Britney Spears's parents, Lynne and Jamie Spears, are reconciling eight years after their divorce.

"They are back together and are doing well and happy," a source tells PEOPLE. "[They're] not remarried but back together."

The couple, who divorced in 2002, were looking friendly on Saturday at Los Angeles lounge Boudoir. Onlookers at the lounge spotted Lynne and Jamie cheering and dancing as DJ Mr. Best spun Britney's hits, like "Toxic" and "Gimme More."

"They were in a great mood together," says an onlooker. "They were laughing together – dancing and laughing [and] totally having fun."

"Lynne is a dear, sweet person," a family friend tells PEOPLE. "She deserves happiness. As her friend, my wish for her would be a happy ending."

In 2002, shortly after the breakup of her parents' 30-year marriage, Britney told PEOPLE it wasn't a bad thing.

"It's the best thing that's ever happened to my family," says Spears. "My mom and dad, bottom line, do not get along. When I was a baby, they argued."

Britney, 28, also has been doing well romantically, and is currently dating Jason Trawick, 38.

Lynne and Jamie have been back together as a couple since last summer, according to Gossip Cop, which first reported the news of their reconciliation.

Source: People

Britney Spears: BCBG with Bodyguard & Brett

The following italicized article is from www.justjared.com:

Britney Spears leaves BCBG after an afternoon of shopping at the Westfield Topanga on Monday (November 15) in Woodland Hills, Calif.

The 28-year-old pop princess was joined by her assistant Brett, who carried several bags, and a bodyguard.

Earlier in the day, Brit grabbed some Starbucks then headed into the recording studio.

See more pics here!

Source: Just Jared

Britney Spears: From Starbucks to the Studio!

The following italicized article is from www.justjared.com:

A fresh faced Britney Spears heads to the recording studio on Monday (November 15) in Hollywood.

The 28-year-old pop princess made a stop at Starbucks beforehand and carried a chilled drink with her on her way to record.

Over the weekend, Brit took her boys, Jayden and Sean, to Menchie’s for some frozen yogurt in nearby Calabasas.

On Friday, Brit recorded what she called a “monster track” with producers Doctor Luke and Max Martin. Can’t wait to hear it!!

See more pics here!

Source: Just Jared

Monday, November 15, 2010

Britney Spears Munches at Menchies with Jayden!

The following italicized article is from www.justjared.com:

Britney Spears grabs a frozen treat at Menchies with her son Jayden James on Sunday (November 14) in Calabasas, Calif.

Later, Britney took Jayden to Toys ‘R’ Us for some shopping.

The day before, the 28-year-old pop princess brought her other son Sean Preston to the same shop for some treats.

Looks like Brit and her boys love having frozen yogurt. Yum!

Britney has been hard at work in the studio recording new music and on Friday (November 12), she tweeted saying she just recorded a “monster track.”

See more pics here!

Source: Just Jared

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Britney Menhies with Sean Preston

The following italicized article is from www.justjared.com:

Britney Spears treats her son Sean Preston to some frozen yogurt at Menchies on Saturday (November 13) in Calabasas, Calif.

Sean seemed to enjoy it so much that he got some on his nose. Cute!

The day before, the 28-year-old pop star was in the studio working on a brand new track.

“Just finished recording a monster with @TheDoctorLuke and #MaxMartin. Get ready,” she tweeted.

See more pics here!

Source: Just Jared

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Britney Nominated for PCA

All your voting has paid off! Join us in congratulating Britney on her People's Choice Awards nomination for "Favorite TV Guest Star" for her role on Glee! Congratulations B!

Now it's time to vote again so Britney takes home the prize! Cast your vote for Britney in the "Favorite TV Guest Star" category now.

Source: BritneySpears.com

New Britney Tweet

Just finished recording a monster with @TheDoctorLuke and #MaxMartin. Get ready.... -Britney

Britney at Conway Recording Studios

The following italicized article is from www.fadedyouthblog.com:

Britney Spears looked to have a holiday spring to her step as she headed to Conway Studios to record a new song in West Hollywood today (November 12).

Looking casual in jeans, a ruffled blouse and a pair of her famous boots, the pop singing sensation avoided greetings from the paparazzi as she made her way inside to lay down some tracks.

Earlier, Britney’s manager teased fans by saying that she’s was going to be recording a new “BIG” song for her next album.

Adam Leber also revealed that the Toxic singer will be working with hitmakers Max Martin and Dr Luke on the future hit.

Leber updated fans of the star on Twitter when he wrote: “Brit is recording a big big BIG new song on Friday with #MaxMartin & @TheDrLuke. I’m pretty sure its a smash!”

See more pics here!

Source: Faded Youth Blog

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Britney Spears' Troubador Treat

The following italicized article is from www.fadedyouthblog.com:

Britney Spears has been hard at work on her highly-anticipated upcoming album — but last night (November 10) the girl just wanted to have some fun!

Joined by boyfriend Jason Trawick, pop diva Britney was spotted rushing into the Troubador nightclub in Los Angeles to see a show.

The lovebirds were on hand to check out pop punk band All Time Low who were playing the venue on Wednesday night.

Meanwhile, Britney and producer Max Martin are reunited once again on Britney’s upcoming album as Martin was the producer for Brit’s debut hit single Baby One More Time and the most recent hit 3.

Britney’s latest album should be ready by early 2011 so it won’t be too long before Britney “does it again.”

See more pics here!

Source: Faded Youth Blog

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