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Britney Spears Reveals Sexy Bikini Body in Beachside Game of Catch

(Pic1, Pic2, Pic3, Pic4, Pic5) Oops! Britney Spears did it again.

On Monday, the 34-year-old pop star flaunted her enviable bikini body once more when she hit the beach in Hawaii.

Donning a revealing bikini from Victoria's Secret PINK, the "Work Bitch" singer showed off the fruits of her labor at the gym while tossing a ball. (In the process, Spears may have shut down speculation that her tight abs in a sexy poolside Instagram from earlier this month were the result of Photoshop.)

Spears was all smiles during her sunny vacation, which she has captured on Instagram in recent days.

The social media maven kicked off the holiday by posing in her bikini on Sunday, and things soon got cuter than cute when she shared a snap of her sons – Sean, 10, and Jayden, 9 – playing in the ocean together.

The getaway comes in the midst of Spears' break from her Las Vegas show Piece of Me, which she revamped with new costumes, choreography and an updated set list earlier this year.

Meanwhile, she's also been hard at work on her forthcoming studio album.

Britney Spears Poses in a Bikini and No One Around Her Notices

(Pic) Britney Spears is living it up in Hawaii for the holiday.

The mom of two is taking a break from her Las Vegas residency to unwind with her family for Easter. She has been sharing bits of her exotic vacation on social media, posting photos of the gorgeous island, her sons and her insane bikini body. It's no secret that Brit Brit has been seriously working on her fitness lately, and it shows! In a split photo on Instagram, Britney stood in the water with her back to the camera to show off her muscular backside and then turned around to reveal her toned abs.

But the best part of the pic might be the guy and girl in the background innocently tossing a beach ball. Completely focused on their game, they didn't notice that it was the "Toxic" singer standing mere feet away from them. Even when she was looking right at them they kept their eyes on the inflatable toy (but perhaps they noticed the famous pop star moments later...).

While soaking up the UV rays, she donned a turquoise bikini that featured white criss-cross straps in the front and a racer-back design in the back. While she kept it cool in the calm shallows of the sea, her two sons, Jayden James Federline and Sean Federline hit the waves—literally. The "Piece of Me" songstress shared a video of her kids facing the rolling tides.

Even though she shared a bikini photo just last week, where fans were quick to compliment her about her fit figure, it's clear they couldn't get enough as they took to the comments section once more to freak out.

"Queen of slaying & perfection," one user wrote.

"She's slaying!" another commented.

Maybe it's all the dancing during her concerts, or maybe it's her gym workouts, but one thing is clear: vacation looks good on Britney.

Britney Spears’ team didn’t trust Iggy Azalea

Britney Spears‘ team is extra protective of their queen and moneymaker.

Iggy Azalea said the pop star’s entourage swept through her house before the two met for lunch.

“They came and like checked my place to make sure I wasn’t trying to like stash anything weird and, like, give it to her, or something,” Azalea, 25, dished on Wednesday’s episode of “Watch What Happens Live!” “It’s just salad!”

Host Andy Cohen was baffled by the news, asking, “Wait, Britney had advance people come scope out the place?”

Azalea went into more detail, suggesting that the 34-year-old’s team was suspicious of her: “Yeah, to make sure I wasn’t a bad influence. And I’m not. I passed the test. I mean, I don’t do anything weird. I don’t have, like, a crack den.”

Despite the pop stars breaking bread, there’s no love lost between them. After appearing on the duet “Pretty Girls” in 2015, they engaged in a Twitter spat in which Azalea blamed the song’s chart failure on Spears.

Spears fired back at Azalea and poked fun at her canceled tour, tweeting, “Can’t wait to get back to Vegas. So thankful I have shows for the rest of the year to look forward to…”

Britney Spears Gets Sexy New Costumes for Her Las Vegas 'Piece of Me' Show

(Pic1, Pic2) Britney Spears seems to reaffirm her living legend status on a semi-daily basis — whether that means posting a Googled photo of corn on the cob to her Instagram, nonchalantly picking up abstract painting as a hobby, or dancing about in her bikini, proving her body hasn’t aged a day since “…Baby One More Time.” So, of course, when the singer decided to totally revamp her sexy Las Vegas show “Britney: Piece of Me,” she wasn’t going to do the new costumes halfway.

Britney’s stylist for the performance, Soyon An, has worked with a number of big name talents such as Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, and Katy Perry, and now she’s bringing her masterful understanding of pop star apparel to bear on a number of new, custom-made pieces for the musical superstar. First on the docket? Showing off that aforementioned killer bod. “There is a lot more skin showing in these costumes,” An told People exclusively via email. “We are also using more bodysuits than the previous iteration with a lot more stones and crystals …We wanted to create whole new worlds within the show for some of the new sections while giving new life to the sections that would remain intact from the previous version of the show.”

As to the reason behind this major change? “Britney wanted to take the costumes to the next level,” An says. “She looks better than ever and her body is in incredible shape. That means hotter, sexier costumes showing more leg, more midriff, more cleavage. The costumes on the new and improved show are the sexiest she’s worn.” One example: The green camo bodysuit with matching cape she wears, entitled “Dark Angel,” created by designer Nicolas Jebran, who tells PeopleStyle that “anything Britney wears looks amazing, so naturally it was easy to design with her inspirations and visions in mind. Being as creative as she is, we went back and fourth and came up with a gorgeous military look that opens the show.”

And then of course there’s her new black cutout body-con look complete with a sheer floor-skimming cape from LaBourjoisie, who tells PeopleStyle, “Working with Britney is like a dream. She is this generation’s pop icon.”

According to An, “[all] the designers did an incredible job of turning around from sketch to finish,” completing the entire process in a staggering 2 to 3 weeks. Not only that, but with all those crystal-encrusted looks and intense choreography, as you can imagine, accidents are bound to happen. But luckily, Britney has a team exclusively dedicated to checking her costumes each night post-performance, quickly repairing them for the next day of shows.

Finally, there’s also a brand new bodysuit from designer Bao Tranchi, the creator of that much-buzzed about Oscar gown worn by Ashley Graham as well as Gigi Hadid‘s super sexy AMA moment. Britney’s stylist insists, “If my body could ever be like Britney’s, I’m going to get [a Bao Tranchi bodysuit] for myself!”

While this set of designs and the body they cover are undoubtedly impressive, to say the least, the craziest fact of all about this performance? An says that the pop star’s fastest costume change happens in “twenty seconds max.” Britney, please teach us your six-pack-sporting, quick-change artist ways.

Britney Spears Gets Physical with Muscle Man and Dismisses Haters: 'I Really Don't Care What Most People Think'

(Cover1, Cover2, Cover3) Britney Spears is ready for her renaissance!

With the clock ticking down to the release of her ninth studio album, the 34-year-old pop icon opens up about the direction of her new music – "It's not what you would think at all," she teases – and independent spirit in the cover story of V magazine's 100th issue.

Spears comes full circle in her sexy shoot with photographer Mario Testino, marking a milestone not just for herself but also the magazine: as diehard Spears stans will recall, her first V interview coincided with its first year of publication and her rise to fame in 1999.

Seventeen years later, Spears shows off her hard work at the gym and on stage at her revamped Las Vegas show – just look at those abs – in three stunning covers featuring a shirtless male model. Read on to get a preview of the piece, which hits newsstands March 8.

On her forthcoming album, which is expected to drop this year: "Honestly, I'm just particular with this record. It's my baby, and so I really want it done right. I would much rather have it be completely how I want it to be, whether that takes another year for me to do, or two months. I have no idea at this point. But I just know that the direction I'm going in is so good. It's the best thing I've done in a long time. I'm proud of the work, and it's very different; it's not what you would think at all. But I'm not rushing anything. I just want it to be done right, so that my fans will truly appreciate it."

On prioritizing real life over the digital world: "Honestly, I still don't use my computer," Spears told the magazine with a laugh. "My kids use the computer more than I do! I understand that a lot of people are into it, and I have days where I write and stuff, but it's really not for me. It's not my thing."

On ignoring what people say about her: "Whoever is in the spotlight, people are really quick to judge. I mean, there are a lot of kids coming up who've experienced that. You know, Justin Bieber, he's huge, and he experiences that. It's just the way the world works, unfortunately. I've been doing this for 20 years. I kind of don't pay attention to it. I have my relationship with God and myself and that's what matters to me. I really don't care what most people think."

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Britney Spears Jokes About 'Getting Older' – But Her Fresh-Faced Selfie Might Fool You!

(Pic) Few "Pretty Girls" are more relatable than Britney Spears.

On Tuesday, the 34-year-old music icon shared a new selfie on Instagram, perfectly capturing her flowing blonde locks, bright skin, and chic spectacles. Still, Spears was feeling the effects of time.

"Getting older... I need my glasses!" she wrote.

The singer has been taking her social media game to new levels recently. In addition to sharing adorable photos of her sons – Sean, 10, and Jayden, 9 – she has been turning the lens on herself.

Last week, Spears revealed new golden tresses in a selfie, and earlier this month, she showed off her super-toned abs in a hot snap.

But the biggest treat of them all: proof that Spears was hard at work on her forthcoming ninth studio album in November.


CBS and People’s Choice Awards announced today that Abigail Spencer, Adam Devine, Amber Valletta, Betsy Brandt, Britney Spears, Cheyenne Jackson, Chris D’Elia, Christina Milian, Clark Gregg, Colin Hanks, Connor Franta, Dakota Johnson, Ed Westwick, Gina Rodriguez, Jack Black, John Stamos, Josh Holloway, Kate Hudson, Kunal Nayyar, Lea Michele, Maddie Ziegler, Marcia Gay Harden, Mayim Bialik, Meagan Good, Meghan Trainor, Melissa Benoist, Melissa Rauch, Mike Epps, Ming-Na Wen, Nia Long, Natalie Dormer, Priyanka Chopra, Raza Jaffrey, Taylor Kinney, Vin Diesel and the Pink Ladies of “Grease: Live” (Carly Rae Jepsen, Julianne Hough, Keke Palmer, Kether Donohue and Vanessa Hudgens) will attend PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2016, live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

They join Shawn Mendes and Jason Derulo who were previously announced as performers at the 2016 show, and host Jane Lynch, who stars in the upcoming CBS comedy ANGEL FROM HELL. The People’s Choice Awards are the only major awards show where fans determine the nominees and winners across categories of movies, music, television and digital.

Voting for PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2016 has closed for most categories, except for Favorite New TV Comedy and Favorite New TV Drama, which will remain open until the night of the show on

Britney Spears Got Hair Extensions to Keep Her Warm This Winter, and She's Not the Only One

(Pic) Maybe Rapunzel had the right idea about using her hair for both practical as well as decorative purposes. I mean, what’s the point of 30 yards of the most beautiful golden tresses if you can’t also repurpose them into a rope if you need to get away in a pinch? Well, thanks to her latest Instagram post, we now all know Britney Spears feel exactly the same way.

The pop star posted a selfie to her account last night featuring some fairytale princess-approved hair of her own. Well, almost her own: Britney appears to have added extensions to her lob to give her hair more volume and texture. According to the singer’s caption, “Having long hair in winter is a must!” because just like Rapunzel she knows good hair isn’t just about miles of effortless waves. It’s also about your hair extensions being able to double as a scarf or insulated hat should the need arise during the many long, cold months ahead.

And apparently, Brit’s not the only one who thinks seasonal extensions are a must. Lily Collins also debuted a new, much longer mane on Instagram last week after sporting a very high fashion pixie cut for most of the year. Just like the singer, Collins blames the change in season for her change in style, captioning the shot, “Thanks @mararoszak for keeping me warmer in the LA “cold”#greatexcusetochangevibes…”

Who knew a simple hairstyle switch-up could be put to so many good uses? Apparently, extensions are the new balaclavas of 2016.

Britney Spears Lets Her Impressive Abs Do All The Talking in Latest Instagram Post: 'Enough Said'

(Pic) "You want a hot body?" You better work Brit!

And that's definitely what Britney Spears has been doing and showing her ab-tastic results as of late.

The pop star took to her Instagram on Thursday to show off the results of her workout, flaunting her slim figure once again.

With the caption, "enough said," Spears, 34, posed in front of her elliptical machine dressed in orange shorts and a black crop top that read "Mean people suck."

Days before, the single mother of two had flaunted her toned physique in a mirror selfie after a "long day recording" new music for a forthcoming album.

With new musical projects in the works and her Planet Hollywood residency in Las Vegas extended for two more years, she sure is keeping busy!

"Daily exercise is important for me both mentally and physically,” she told Women's Health about her secret to staying fit despite a hectic work schedule.

"I don't mind working out. Trainers keep you motivated, but I don’t have a problem being motivated."

Britney Spears Shows Off Killer Abs in New Instagram Photo

(Pic) Britney Spears is looking hotter than ever!

The pop star showed off her super-toned tummy in an Instagram post on Monday.

"Long day recording ... now it's facial time!" Spears captioned the photo.

Long day recording? Looks more like it was a long day working out.

So does the mom of two, who just celebrated her 34th birthday on Dec. 2, have any fitness secrets? "I listen to a lot of Usher, Pink and Katy Perry when I work out," she told PEOPLE earlier this year. "They're so inspiring!"

But there's also another artist who gets her moving. Spears, who's working on her new album, recently shared a photo of herself dancing to Adele's record-breaking tune "Hello" on Instagram along with the cap: "I could dance to this song a MILLION you @adele!"

Britney Spears Gets a Surprise Birthday Party and One Big Gift from Miley Cyrus

(Pic1, Pic2) Everyone wants a piece of Britney Spears' birthday fun.

The singer, who is celebrating her 34th birthday today, was surprised with a party to commemorate the big shebang with her loved ones, and even got one big gift from fellow singer, Miley Cyrus!

Posing for a picture with her sons, Jayden James Federline and Sean Federline, and other family members, under large silver balloons that spelled out "Britney," the Princess of Pop wrote on Twitter, "Had the CUTEST surprise party today!!! A special thank you to Miss @MileyCyrus for sending these awesome balloons!"

So sweet!

Speaking of sweet, Britney went on to share a photograph of her delicious teacup cake, writing, "Thank you so much for all the birthday wishes today! I loved reading them just as much as I loved my teacup cake," while looking snuggled up in a gray animal hoodie robe and holding a wand (because duh!).

Happy birthday, Brit Brit! Hope your special day was as amazing as Crossroads.

Britney Spears Spins Around to Adele's 'Hello': 'I Could Dance to This Song a Million Times'

(Video) Hey Adele, the feeling's mutual: Britney Spears is a big fan.

Just a few days after the record-breaking British singer called her the "queen," Spears paid tribute to Adele in her own way.

The iconic pop star shared a video of herself performing a number of fouetté turns to Adele's smash hit "Hello."

The dance clip, which is black-and-white and features a faux-grainy effect, was posted to Spears' Instagram account on Saturday.

"I could dance to this song a MILLION times," she wrote. "Love you @adele!"

Spears spent the holiday last week with her family amid her busy schedule, which includes not only a Las Vegas residency but also work on a new album.

Spears celebrated Thanksgiving with her siblings – Bryan, 38, and Jamie Lynn, 24 – as well as her sons, Sean, 10, and Jayden, 9, and Jamie Lynn's 7-year-old daughter, Maddie.

It's a Spears Family Reunion! Britney Spends Thanksgiving with Siblings Jamie Lynn and Bryan and Their Children

(Pic) Between her Las Vegas residency and working on a new album, Britney Spears is certainly a busy woman – but the pop star took some time off on Thanksgiving to be with her family.

Spears, 33, took to Instagram Thursday to share a sweet picture of herself smiling alongside a Christmas tree with her brother Bryan, 38, and her sister Jamie Lynn, 24. Britney's two sons, Sean, 10, and Jayden, 9, are also in the shot, posing next to their cousin Maddie, Jamie Lynn's 7-year-old daughter.

"Happy gobble gobble!" Britney captioned the family photo.

Britney also shared a selfie throwing up the peace sign with her niece.

"Celebrating with my girl Maddie," the Toxic singer captioned the picture.

Jamie Lynn also shared videos of the kids playing over the holiday.

"Hope everyone had as good of a Thanksgiving as we did!!" she captioned one clip.

Spears currently performs five night a week for her Piece of Me Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood, which began in December 2013. She announced in September that she would be extending the show by two years, and also recently revealed that she is working on her ninth studio album.

Jay Z and Beyonce -- The Queens Collide At Britney Spears' Show

(Pic) Jay Z and Beyonce had one of the best seats in the house Friday night for Britney Spears' Vegas show.

The two were spotted at Planet Hollywood for the concert, and both tried to keep an extremely low profile. You can see from the video below, Bey kept her head tucked on the way out and Jay Z covered up with a hood.

Britney recently signed a brand new $35 million deal with PH ... so maybe Beyonce's just taking notes for a show of her own.

Britney Spears Hijacks Vegas Dance Class For 'Happy' Surprise

(Pic) Britney Spears gave a bunch of dancing queens a huge surprise when she commandeered their class, and choreographed a new routine for them.

Fern Adair, the owner of a Vegas dance studio, says Britney's people contacted her a couple weeks ago, and said Brit wanted to reconnect with her dance roots. Just a few days later, Spears showed up to a class filled with kids aged 8 to 18.

We're told she spent an hour teaching them some steps to Pharrell's "Happy."

So, mission accomplished. Roots connected.

Britney Spears: 'Piece of Me' Lawsuit Disappears

The guy who claims Britney Spears' hit song "Piece of Me" jacked sexy moans from his sound library ... is backing down because the lawsuit was taking a huge piece of his wallet.

Kirk Rothum voluntarily dismissed the suit against Sony Music. You'll recall, Rothum went after Brit's label back in May, claiming the seductive "uhh" and "oh yeah" moans were ripped, without permission, from his sound library. Rothum says he never got a dime.

A source close to the case tells us Rothum decided to wave the white flag because he was tired of wasting money without the suit going anywhere.

We're told there's still a slight chance he could refile, but until Rothum's got money to burn -- looks like Sony's off the hook.

Jane the Virgin's Jaime Camil Takes Us Inside Britney Spears' Epic Episode

Britney Spears is checking in to the Marbella on Monday's Jane the Virgin. But while we're ecstatic to see what the pop icon does on the beloved CW telenovela, there's one person who isn't so thrilled by Britney's appearance. As Rogelio (Jaime Camil) reveals, the Passions of Santos star and the singer have a long-standing feud and he's determined to confront her about it. And given Rogelio's history, we're sure he'll do it in a calm, respectful manner. (Jokes.)

But why does Rogelio take such a blasphemous stance against Godney? Check out everything Camil revealed about the anticipated episode below:

What was your reaction when you found out Britney was going to do an episode of Jane?

Jaime Camil: We were so excited. And thank god we're blessed with brilliant writers and an amazing showrunner, so you know the episode is going to be good, right? That's a guarantee. I believe it came because seven months ago, Britney did an interview for People magazine or something like that and when they asked her, "What are you watching on television?" she answered Jane the Virgin. So of course that was super exciting for us. So I believe the producers felt confident of calling her team and inviting her to the show, and she said yes!

What brings Britney to the Marbella?

Camil: Did you see last [week's] episode? Do you know how Milos proposed to Petra (Yael Grobglas) at the end of the episode? But instead of "Will you marry me?" it was "You will marry me." So I believe Milos, because he's very rich ... hired Britney for the wedding.

Rogelio thinks of Britney as his nemesis. What's behind that feud?

Camil: We don't want to give away spoilers ... but when Rogelio finds out Britney's checking in at the Marbella, he goes and confronts her in a very, very funny scene. Very dramatic, Rogelio-style. You know how he is sometimes. Or most of the time, I should say. So he goes and confronts her and that doesn't go well. They put a restraining order on him. Rogelio can't go near the hotel.

This sounds amazing.

Camil: Oh, my God. Wait until you see the confrontation scene. She is very funny. The comedic timing is brilliant. We were really surprised to meet Britney Spears. Not surprised because we doubted, let me be clear about this. Just surprised because it was super amazing and overwhelming to see how professional she is. Always on time, never waiting for her, always willing to explore what's best for the show acting-wise and tone-wise. She was a sweetheart and beautiful person to work with. It was amazing and her comedic timing was great. When Rogelio goes like, "Britney, Britney Spears! Stop!" And she goes like, "Ra? Ru? Ra-ra?" And Rogelio's like, "Why would you pretend that you forgot my name?" It becomes a very funny scene and she's brilliant in it.

Rogelio might be upset about Britney's arrival, but how does everyone else react?

Camil: Everybody's super excited. Jane (Gina Rodriguez) is like, "Oh, my God!" ... And I'm like, "Oh, she's checking in? Oh, good. Finally she'll have to face me." And Xiomara's (Andrea Navedo) like, "What are you talking about? Are you serious?" And Rogelio's like, "Of course, I am." And Xiomara's like, "Well, you've never mentioned her and you name-drop Gloria Estefan and all of them." And he's like, "No, no, no. I don't name-drop. I happen to mention people like Gloria Estefan and Oprah Winfrey because they're dear friends of mine." But everybody's super excited, of course. Imagine Britney Spears, for the love of God. She's one of the most iconic pop stars in the world. But even more than that, she's just a very sweet girl, very professional and a very good actress, to be honest.

There's going to be a little music in the episode. How will that be incorporated?

Camil: Have you seen the picture that was released of Britney and Gina dancing? I think that what happens is when Jane meets Britney, she imagines that Britney goes, "Oh, hi Jane. You look like you have some rhythm. Would you like to dance?" And then they do a mini musical number. Then, of course, Jane wakes up to reality and Britney just does a quick hello and keeps on walking. So the musical number is only in Jane's mind.

In last week's episode, we also found out Rogelio has a big secret. Any hints as to what's on Disc 142 Part C?

Camil: To be honest, I don't know. I think we have shot through Episode 7 and the writers haven't brought this subject up. So I don't know what's on the disc.

Are you worried that whatever Rogelio's secret is, it will have an adverse effect on his relationship with Xo?

Camil: I'm going to have to be super confident. ... Whatever the writers throw at me, I'm going to make it work and I'm sure it's going to be beyond amazing. So let's see what surprise the writers throw at me.

Rogelio has always been very much Team Michael (Brett Dier). Will we see that waver at all this season?

Camil: There was a moment in either the Britney episode or the following, when Rogelio will probably change his team to Team Rafael (Justin Baldoni). I don't remember exactly quite why I got the feeling. But we were at the table read and I looked at Justin like, "Oh, my God. I think Rogelio's going to be Team Rafael, man!" And we high-fived and everything. And Brett was like, "Hey guys. I'm here. I can see you. Thank you." But I don't remember the exact moment, but Rogelio might change to Team Rafael in following episodes.

Right after Jane tells Xo that she picks Michael, Rogelio has to go and change his mind.

Camil: Rogelio always has to make things complicated, are you kidding? My character lives for that. But to me, as a dad, I can tell you now for a fact that I will never approve any guy who will be dating my daughter in the future. So I'm sure Rogelio is secretly Team Michael because Michael is not in the picture. But when Michael gets in the picture, he might run for the other one because he doesn't want his daughter to date anyone.

Jane the Virgin airs Mondays at 9/8c on The CW.

Katy Perry is the highest paid woman in music

Katy Perry has been named the highest-paid woman in music for 2015.

According to Forbes, Perry earned the top spot thanks to a world tour, hit singles and endorsements, which combined to earn her $135 million this year, tens of millions of dollars ahead of the rest of the women on the list. Throughout her Prismatic World Tour, she grossed more than $2 million per city during the 126 shows. Her deals with Covergirl, Coty and Claire’s were icing on the cake.

“I am proud of my position as a boss, as a person that runs my own company,” Perry told Forbes. “I’m an entrepreneur… I don’t want to shy away from it. I actually want to kind of grab it by its balls.”

Taylor Swift earned the No. 2 spot on the list, nabbing $80 million. Her own tour, the 1989 World Tour, helped her cinch the high ranking, but couldn’t measure up to her rumored rival Perry’s haul. Her album “1989” sold more than 3.6 million copies and was the top release of 2014.

Fleetwood Mac claimed the third spot, with Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie posting high numbers in the coed quintet. Their $59.5 million total, with over $1 million per city for their On With The Show tour, put them at No. 3.

Lada Gaga and Beyonce rounded out the top five with $59 million and $54.5 million, respectively. Gaga played 66 shows and also cashed in from deals with Versace and MAC while Beyonce’s On the Run tour with husband Jay Z grossed over $100 million in 19 dates. The rest of the top 10 includes Britney Spears ($31 million), Jennifer Lopez ($28.5 million), Miranda Lambert ($28.5 million), Mariah Carey ($27 million) and Rihanna ($26 million).


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Britney Spears and Céline Dion in Vegas ticket war

Oops! Apparently, no one is rushing to the box office for a piece of Britney Spears. She’s been struggling to sell tickets to her “Piece of Me” Las Vegas shows since she started her residency at Planet Hollywood in 2013, and plenty of seats are regularly available.

One source attributes Spears’ sagging box office to the return of Vegas powerhouse Céline Dion, who made a triumphant comeback to the Strip in August.

“It’s a Vegas war now that Céline is back, and Britney is losing in a major way. Céline has sold out almost every show,” said the source.

However, other insiders have a different explanation. “Britney got off to a really good start, but her fans aren’t particularly Vegas people,” said one source. “It’s hard to keep people interested in an act like Britney Spears since she’s a 1990s, 2000s pop star. That fan base doesn’t really come to Vegas to see shows.” These days, “They’re there for the EDM scene and DJs.”

Another insider told Page Six, “[Spears’ ticket sales] have nothing to do with Céline. Acts like Céline and Elton John have had adult fans for many years and they go to Vegas to see them regularly. Britney’s fans are young adults who grew up with her as little girls. How many times do they [go to] Vegas?”

The source added of Spears: “She can fill arenas, but a residency is another beast. A residency is different from a worldwide tour. Those seats have to be filled every night, and that’s difficult to do with a younger fan base.”

Spears began with a reported deal for $475,000 per show. Other acts to have hit Sin City with residencies: Mariah Carey and Shania Twain. We hear more country acts will be joining the group. In the meantime, Spears still has time to boost her sales.

A rep said: “Caesars Entertainment and [Spears] have a great relationship built on the massive success of her ‘Britney: Piece of Me’ show. So muc?h so that they recently signed a two-year extension based on the tremendous desire from audiences to see the show from ?around the world.”

Britney Spears Suffers a Wardrobe Malfunction at Her Piece of Me Concert and Handles It Like a Total Pro—Watch!

(Video) The show must go on!

Britney Spears was performing "3" as part of her Piece of Me concert at The Axis at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas Friday when a closure in the back of her costume came undone. The pop star continued to hit her marks as several dancers tried in vain to zip up her leotard. At the end of the number, with her entire back almost fully exposed, the house lights dimmed and Spears ran offstage. A fan captured her wardrobe malfunction and later posted it on YouTube.

It wasn't the first time Spears almost accidentally flashed the audience, though.

Days after the singer kicked off her Sin City residency in December 2013, the back of her tight, sequined dress flew open unexpectedly as she was performing "Circus." A fan happened to catch the unlucky moment (and the look of panic on Spears' face) and shared it via Instagram.

Thankfully, in the years since, Spears' wardrobe malfunctions have been few and far between. In fact, prior to her recent snafu, the "Pretty Girls" singer admitted she was excited to begin the hit show's tenth leg. "Kicking off the next round of #PieceOfMe shows tomorrow!" Spears told her Twitter followers on Oct. 13. "It's been a nice little break but I'm so ready to get back on stage."

In early September, Spears announced that she would be extending her Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood for another two years. "I have some big news tonight. Usually, I get you guys to help me count to three, but tonight I want you to help me count to two because I'm going to be in Vegas for two more years!" she told the crowd at the time. In an exclusive interview with E! News, Spears explained, "I'm not ready to leave Vegas yet! And I just really, really love this show and this city. I'm so proud of the show, and my band, my dancers and my crew have all become such a family to me. When it came down to me really having to make this decision, I just couldn't imagine ending my residency at the end of this year."

Spears also teased changes to the show's tenth leg.

"There are a few songs that are fan favorites that I really want to add to the show. It's very exciting!" the Grammy winner told E! News, adding, "If you haven't seen the current show yet, you should come out before the end of the year."

Britney Spears Steals New Mansion for $7 MILLION

(Pics) If you want to know where Britney Spears' massive Las Vegas paychecks are going -- feast your eyes on the huge estate she just snatched up outside Los Angeles!

Brit closed on the 13,264 sq. ft. palace on Friday, according to our real estate sources, and she got it for an amazing $7.4 million. It's not often you hear that kinda price called "a steal," but we're told that's how it's being described in celeb housing circles.

Here's why -- besides the 5 beds and 7.5 baths ... Brit's new crib sits on 20.98 acres, has tennis courts, AND an infinity pool. She can also work on her golf game (if she's got one), since there's a 3-hole course on the grounds!

Brit's becoming a land baron -- she already owns another property in the area, but she's living in a rental right now.

If there's a downside, it's the $1,836/month in HOA dues. We suspect Britney will find a way to make ends meet.

Britney Spears' Book Club: 5 Reads with the Singer's Approval

Britney Spears is a pop phenomenon, style icon and loving mom – but did you know she's also an avid reader?

Spears, 33, clutched a copy of her current obsession, Danielle Steel's Country, after grabbing lunch near her home in Westlake Village, California, on Wednesday.

Steel's bestselling romance novel tells the story of a stay-at-home mother whose husband dies on ski trip. Stephanie Adams is thrown for a loop yet again when she meets country singer Chase Taylor.

"She discovers not only Chase, but herself," publisher Penguin Random House says of the book. "The music is bittersweet and the lyrics true in his dazzling, exotic, and honest world." (Now that sounds like a read Spears could get into!)

This isn't the first time the "Work Bitch" singer has shown her love for Steel. "I don't like going out ... I love my home and staying in bed and watching Dancing with the Stars or reading a Danielle Steel novel," she said in her 2008 Glamour cover story. "I'm kind of boring."

If Spears isn't busy enough with her Las Vegas concert residency, it might be time for her to pull an Oprah Winfrey and start a book club. Read on for a look at other titles she's enjoyed over the years.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Spears was in on J. K. Rowling's global craze way before the movies and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. In 2001, Spears posed with the book as part of the American Library Association's READ campaign.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Who didn't love getting lost in C. S. Lewis' classic? Spears was all about the author's fantasy world on an outing in 2007.

The Goddess Inheritance: Soccer moms like Spears don't leave home without reading material. The singer opted for Aimee Carter's young adult novel when her sons Sean and Jayden had a game in 2013.

Candide: Spears was in the mood for Voltaire's classic satire during her vacation in Hawaii over the summer. The singer broke out the book after having fun in the sun with her boys.

Gina Rodriguez Raves About Working with Britney Spears on Jane the Virgin: 'She's Got Comedy Chops Like Nobody's Business'

(Pic) Britney Spears can sing and dance like nobody's business – and now, she's going to make you laugh on Jane the Virgin.

Gina Rodriguez talked to HuffPost Live about what it was like having the pop singer's guest-starring gig on the hit CW show.

"Everything. She's life," Rodriguez, 31, said in Wednesday's interview.

As an adorable selfie of the two that Rodriguez posted to Twitter on Monday got pulled up on screen, Rodriguez gushed, "I swear I go back to that freaking picture so often 'cause I'm like, This happened!' "

"Incredible. Incredible. Incredible woman, super sweet, super kind," Rodriguez went on. "She loved the show, that's how it actually ended up happening."

Of how Rodriguez felt to find out that the superstar, 33, had actually been watching her on TV, the actress said it was "crazy."

"Britney Spears was my pop star. You know what I'm saying? She's my era, she's a few years older than me," Rodriguez said. "I remember just being 16 and wishing I was Britney."

Rodriguez also had high praise to sing about Spears on set: "She is so incredible. You can tell she just wanted to be there. 'Cause she was light, and love and giving, and it's a great episode. It's so good."

"I mean, you can tell she's got comedy chops. Like nobody's business," Rodriguez added. "And to go head to head with Jaime [Camil] is like the ultimate challenge for comedic actors because he is so incredible and he always comes up to the plate with something new and something different. And she held her own and more. She was very, very good."

Rodriguez also revealed that she gets to dance with Spears in one scene: "I won't even tell you why or in what capacity … I'm just a better person because of it," Rodriguez said with a laugh. "There's a lot of my childhood that was complete yesterday."

Before she filmed with Spears, Rodriguez told PEOPLE in August that she was so "freakin' stoked" to have the singer on board.

And the celebrity guest stars don't stop there – Kesha is also set to appear on the second season of the show, and Rodriguez said the pop star is "super chill, super humble, super modest" and "did a fantastic job."

Jane the Virgin season 2 premieres Monday at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.

Britney Spears Drops in on Kate Hudson's Game Night: 'Two Blondes ... Too Much Fun'

(Pic) Blondes really do have more fun – well, if you're Kate Hudson or Britney Spears, you definitely do.

The actress and pop star spent Saturday night together, as documented through photos on the new famous friends' Instagrams.

Both women posed in black tank tops, with Hudson in a flat-brimmed hat and Spears still sporting her colored tips.

"That moment when @britneyspears shows up to your game night and your all like #itsbritneybitch," Hudson, 36, wrote on the photo sharing site.

The Mother's Day star and Spears, who posed with their arms around each other's waists, are photobombed by friends in the picture.

Spears, 33, also shared two similar photos with Hudson.

"Two blondes... Too much fun," wrote Spears on Instagram. "Loved hanging with you last night @katehudson!"

The duo has more than just their hair color in common. Both stars have two young sons! Spears is mom to Jayden James, 9, and Sean Preston, 10, while Hudson has boys Bingham, 4, and Ryder, 11.

Watch Britney Spears Hilariously Prank These Bodyguards

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‘Best Time Ever’ adds Britney Spears, Joe Jonas and more for week 2

“Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris” is keeping the A-list power going for week 2 with a star-studded lineup, the network announced Tuesday (Sept. 22).

Among NPH’s guests this week are Emmy-winner Alec Baldwin as the celebrity guest announcer; Seth Meyers making a special appearance; Joe Jonas and Britney Spears working with Harris on “Voices In Your Head,” a prank segment as Spears interviews potential bodyguards in Las Vegas; and Bonnie Tyler of “Total Eclipse of the Heart” fame as this week’s “Singalong Live” performer.

NPH also teases that he’s learning a new skill for this week’s “End of the Show Show,” which last week featured Harris pogo-sticking into a freakin’ backflip. How can he possibly top that? If anyone can, it’s Neil Patrick Harris.

“Best Time Ever” airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

Britney Spears Thinks Harry Morton Is 'Cute' – and Planning a Second Date: Source

Britney Spears might just have a new beau.

The pop star recently went on a date with hospitality tycoon Harry Morton, and things are looking promising, a source tells PEOPLE, who adds the singer thinks Morton, 34, is "cute."

While they've only been on one date, the pair – who met through a mutual acquaintance – are planning another.

Morton, the son of Hard Rock Cafe founder Peter Morton, is the CEO of Mexican restaurant chain Pink Taco and has previously been linked to Lindsay Lohan and Demi Moore.

The new romance is Spears' first since splitting from Charlie Ebersol in June.

The "Work Bitch" singer, 33, has been keeping busy. Her hot Las Vegas residency show, Piece of Me, was just extended for two more years, and she and ex Kevin Federline reunited last weekend to celebrate their sons' birthdays. (Jayden James turned 9 Saturday, while Sean Preston rang in his 10th birthday Monday.)

Britney Spears Announces Plans for a World Tour During Twitter Q&A

Oops, Britney Spears is doing it again?

The pop star revealed plans for another world tour during a Twitter Q&A Tuesday with fans. The Britney: Piece of Me headliner was cautious with her response when one fan tweeted this straightforward question: "Will there ever be a world tour in the future?"

In typical coy fashion, Spears responded: "Who doesn't love to travel?" with a smiley face. Not us, Brit!

With five worldwide tours already under her belt, the Grammy winner is a pure pro when it comes to performing across the globe. Combined with the 133 shows she is set to complete during her two-year residency at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, the singer is certainly no stranger to the stage night after night.

While Spears' subtle confirmation of a future world tour is more than exciting, don't expect to go out and buy a ticket anytime soon. Just a week ago, the mom of two announced that she has signed on for two more years as a Planet Hollywood resident.

"I'm not ready to leave Vegas yet! And I just really really love this show and this city," Spears told E! News. "I'm so proud of the show, and my band, my dancers and my crew have all become such a family to me. When it came down to me really having to make this decision, I just couldn't imagine ending my residency at the end of this year."

As we bide our time until the next tour dates are released, we can always look forward to new tracks from the blonde crooner, who also admitted she is refreshing the set list for the show as we speak. When asked by a fan if she will add new songs to the show, Spears responded, "Definitely! We're working on it now."

If that isn't enough, Spears also teased her appearance on an upcoming episode of Jane, the Virgin, adding "I'm playing myself. That's all I can say!"

Britney Spears -- Date Night With Restaurant Mogul

(Pic) Britney Spears hit the town Friday night with a new man.

Brit was at Iroha Sushi in Studio City with restaurant tycoon Harry Morton. First date, we're told, but a date nonetheless. If the Morton name sounds familiar it's because Harry's the grandson of Morton Steakhouse founder Arnie Morton.

Harry's been linked to some of Britney's contemporaries. He once dated Lindsay Lohan. That one didn't go well. He claimed she flooded his West Hollywood condo out of revenge.

Harry would be a pretty safe choice for Britney in the money department, because he doesn't need hers. Harry's the CEO of The Pink Taco franchise, which has a restaurant at The Hard Rock in Vegas ... just down the street from Planet Hollywood, where Britney just signed a $35 million extension.

Britney Spears -- J Lo Gets Her Crumbs in New Vegas Deal

Britney Spears is now the reigning queen of Vegas, and she's already flexed her royal muscles in J Lo's face.

Britney just signed a 2-year extension on her Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood. J Lo will also be performing at the same venue beginning in January. Sources familiar with Britney's new deal tell us, the venue gave Britney first pick at concert dates and Lopez got to choose from what was left.

As for the new deal ... it's sweet. We're told Britney will make an additional $5 million for the extension. She is currently under a $30 million/2 year deal, but the new one will pay her $35 mil.

She'll also be doing fewer performances so she's making more per show.

Our sources says the new deal, with merchandising, could top Celine Dion.

Britney Spears Staying in Las Vegas! "I'm Not Ready to Leave"

We haven't seen the last of Britney Spears in Las Vegas.

The pop princess just announced during her show at The Axis at Planet Hollywood that she has signed a new deal to extend her residency.

Spears, 33, told me exclusively earlier today how excited she is about continuing Britney: Piece of Me.

"I'm not ready to leave Vegas yet! And I just really really love this show and this city," she said. "I'm so proud of the show, and my band, my dancers and my crew have all become such a family to me. When it came down to me really having to make this decision, I just couldn't imagine ending my residency at the end of this year."

And even if you've seen the show already, be prepared to book another trip to Sin City because Brit has some new ideas in the works. "I definitely have some major changes planned. I'm getting together with my team this week to go over the set list, design some new costumes and dream up new props," she said. "There are a few songs that are fan favorites that I really want to add to the show. It's very exciting! If you haven't seen the current show yet, you should come out before the end of the year."

Planet Hollywood offered her a new deal at the end of July, but on Aug. 16 Spears told me that she hadn't yet made a final decision.

"I'm not really sure," Spears said at the Teen Choice Awards. "I haven't made up my mind. I really love doing the show. It's a lot, a lot of fun, but I'm kind of torn right now. I don't really know what I want to do."

Fortunately, she decided to stay. If she hadn't, her last shows would have taken place over New Year's weekend.

While rumors started circulating as early as 2011 that she was in talks for a residency, Spears confirmed the news in September 2013 during an appearance on Good Morning America. Piece of Me launched on Dec. 27, 2013.

She celebrated her 100th show last month.

And that's not all the Britney news we've got in store for you! Tune into E! News tomorrow night at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. to find out what she said about releasing some new music!

Surprise! Britney Spears Headed to the VMAs!

This year's MTV Video Music Awards are shaping up to be quite a star-studded evening.

I can exclusively reveal that Britney Spears will make an appearance at the VMAs on Sunday.

Whispers began earlier today when producers included the pop princess in its seating chart preview.

Sources report that Ms. Spears is set to present the show's first Moon Man.

Hosted by Miley Cyrus, the VMAs will include performances by Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Pharrell Williams, Demi Lovato, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tori Kelly, A$AP Rocky and Twenty One Pilots.

Kanye West will be honored with the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award. Past honorees include Spears and Beyoncé.

Nick Jonas and Lovato will perform during the pre-show, which will also include the premieres of music videos for Jonas' "Levels" and Taylor Swift's "Wildest Dreams."

Swift goes into the show with nine nominations, including Video of the Year for "Bad Blood," Best Female Video and Best Pop Video for "Blank Space." Ed Sheeran comes in second with six nominations, including Best Male Video and Best Pop Video for "Thinking Out Loud," and Best Choreography for "Don't."

Meanwhile, Bey is up for five awards, including Video of the Year, Female Video and Best Pop Video for "7/11."

The MTV Video Music Awards air Aug. 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Britney Spears Forgets About Ex Charlie Ebersol, Says She's Been ''Single for a Year'' in Concert

Britney Spears Forgets About Ex Charlie Ebersol, Says She's Been ''Single for a Year'' in Concert: Watch Now!

Of Course Britney Spears' Jane the Virgin Episode Will Have Music

Ever since we learned that Britney Spears would be on Jane the Virgin, we couldn't wait to hear more.

Thanks to an interview with ETonline, the show's creator Jennie Snyder Urman has spilled a couple more details. As previously reported, Spears will appear in the new season's fifth episode to play herself as the nemesis of Rogelio (Jaime Camil).

And even though Spears is a big enough presence on her own, Urman says the pop star will play an "exaggerated version" of herself. What could that possibly mean? "She loved it," Urman said of Spears' reaction to the story idea.

Our biggest question: Will Spears get to perform on the show? Urman teased, "It's not a full musical but ... It's going to be fun! There is music in the episode, yes."

Are you excited to see Britney Spears on Jane the Virgin? How do you think Rogelio will handle his nemesis? Maybe a dance-off?

Jane the Virgin's returns for its Season 2 premiere Oct. 12 on the CW.

Britney Spears Has Taylor Swift Squad Goals, Still Dreams of Being a ''Movie Star''

Don't be surprised of Britney Spears ends on stage at one of Taylor Swift's concert.

"I love Taylor Swift," the "I'm a Slave 4 U" pop star told me during E! News' exclusive chat with Brit at the Teen Choice Awards. "I think she's adorable. I love her music. Her music makes me so happy. She's very level-headed. She's a very, very smart girl, very wise."

As we know from Spears announcement last week that she'll be appearing on Jane the Virgin, she's a big fan of the CW show.

"I think the writing is so simple and so endearing and it's funny!" Spears said. "I started watching the show before it got really big and I was telling everyone about it. They were all like, 'What are you talking about?' and then it got really big."

It seems Jane may be her only TV watching these days. "I used to watch a lot of TV shows," Spears said. "I watched Once Upon a Time and Revenge and Californication…I haven't watched a lot of TV shows lately."

While her movie career has been limited, Spears wouldn't mind some more work on the big screen. "I would love to," she said. "I could dream. I would love to be a movie star."

Music and acting aside, Spears also has her mommy duties to attend to. She's already planning sons Sean Preston and Jayden's joint birthday party next month. "We love skateboarding so we're probably going to rent out a skate park," Spears said.

Not bad!

Perhaps the little guys will provide the tunes for the bash, too.

"My kids are deejays," Spears boasted. "They're both in their rooms deejaying 24/7 and making up their own music."

Do they ever include some of mom's hit songs?

"Not yet," Brit said. "They haven't gone there…yet!"

Britney Spears Confirms She May Be Leaving Las Vegas: ''I'm Kind of Torn Right Now"

(Pic) Britney Spears' reign in Las Vegas could be coming to an end.

I just spoke exclusively to the pop star at the Teen Choice Awards and she confirmed she may not renew her residency at The Axis at Planet Hollywood.

"I'm not really sure," Spears said. "I haven't made up my mind. I really love doing the show. It's a lot, a lot of fun but I'm kind of torn right now. I don't really know what I want to do."

If she doesn't strike a new deal, her last performances of Britney: Piece of Me will take place later this month through October with finals shows happening over New Year's Weekend. Brit marked her 100th show on Friday night.

As I previously reported, a new contract is currently on the table.

Spears has been in the studio working on new music. "We're having fun right now," she said. "I'm working with some women who are amazing writers. I have ballads and, of course, dance music—fun cheeky sexy stuff."

Spears attended the Teen Choice Awards with her sons Sean and Jayden and niece Lexie. She was honored with the Candie's choice style icon award. "Fashion has always been something I love to experiment with," she said after accepting the award from Fifth Harmony. "It gives us all a chance to express ourselves and our own personalities and to shine in our own way. To all the teens out there watching, be fearless in your choices and don't be afraid to be yourself."

And let me tell you, Britney looks amazing. She stunned in a Frozen-inspired cleavage-baring Mikael D dress, Le Silla heels and Jennifer Meyer jewelry.

Spears also recently announced that she will guest star on the upcoming seaosn of Jane the Virgin.

Britney Spears Shows Serious Cleavage as She Returns to the Teen Choice Awards to Claim Another Surfboard

(Pic) Britney Spears returned to the Teen Choice Awards stage on Sunday night when she scooped up the Candie's choice style icon award.

Spears looked appropriately stylish for the event in a very low-cut gray dress that complimented her new multi-colored hair.

She dedicated her award to her two sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James, and niece Lexie, who was in the audience.

The "Pretty Girls" singer is no stranger to the Teen Choice Awards – she's won 8 surfboard so far, including the Ultimate Teen Choice Awards (the show's version of a lifetime achievement award) in 2009. She was also at the first-ever Teen Choice Awards in 1999.

Spears is up for two other big awards, choice song: female artist and choice music: collaboration for her song with Iggy Azalea, "Pretty Girls."

Spears flew out to Los Angeles on a break from her Las Vegas show, Britney: Piece of Me. She's be back in Sin City soon enough as her show will pick back up on Tuesday.

‘Jane the Virgin’: Rogelio’s nemesis Britney Spears coming to Season 2

Britney Spears is coming to the Marbella! The pop queen announced the news that she’ll be guest starring in Season 2 of “Jane the Virgin” on Twitter on Tuesday (Aug. 11), which was confirmed by The CW shortly after.

@britneyspears : See u at the Marbella Hotel soon, @hereisgina @jaimecamil! ?? Guest starring on one of my favorite shows EVER @CWJaneTheVirgin #DreamComeTrue

“Jane” showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman says that nabbing Spears, who will be playing herself as Rogelio’s (Jaime Camil) nemesis, is dream casting.

“We are so thrilled that Rogelio’s ‘nemesis’ — Britney Spears — has agreed to appear on ‘Jane The Virgin’ in episode 205,” she says in a statement. “Personally, after hearing about their long standing feud (from Rogelio’s point of view), we are eager to hear Ms. Spears’ side of the story, which we assume is quite different. #TeamBritney.”

The reason the show pursued Spears at all is because they heard that “Jane the Virgin” is one of her favorite shows.

“Jenny and the studio went after Britney after they heard it was one of her favorite shows of all time,” CW president Mark Pedowitz tells Zap2it. “To Britney’s credit, she agreed to come and do it.”

Rogelio was just regaining his position back as the most popular actor in telenovelas at the end of Season 1, so it’ll be interesting to see how Spears’ appearance will throw a wrinkle into those works. If there’s one thing Rogelio can’t stand, it’s not being the brightest star in the room.

While Rogelio probably won’t be excited to see Spears, Camil tweets his happiness that she’ll be coming to set.

@jaimecamil : You're the absolute best @britneyspears! It'll be a great honor to have you on the show! #DreamComeTrue for us?? …

“Jane the Virgin” Season 2 premieres on Oct. 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the CW.

Britney Spears Debuts Multi-colored Hair While Skrillex Makes Her Boys' 'Dream Come True' During Concert Visit

() Britney Spears is definitely a cool mom.

Spears's sons Jayden James, 8, and Sean Preston, 8, were all smiles with the pop star on Saturday when Skrillex came backstage at her Vegas residency to meet the family.

"What a sweetheart," Spears wrote of the photo. "Thank you for coming tonight @Skrillex, dream come true for my boys!!"

The "Bangarang" DJ posed in the middle of the photo next to Lexie, Spears's niece. Sean and Jayden threw up peace signs on either side of Skrillex, and Spears and her brother Bryan (Lexie's dad) smiled from behind.

The 33-year-old singer had a noticeably different hair-do in the snap: blue and purple ombré tresses! Jayden's hair matched his mom's experimental new color – the 8-year-old's normally blonde hair is also a cool blue.

The teal color is the latest addition to Spear's ever-changing hair color. Just a few weeks ago, the star was only sporting the purple tips.

Britney Spears -- Lifetime Conservatorship

Britney Spears has been under a remarkably successful conservatorship for 7 1/2 years, and sources familiar with the situation tell us it could last a lifetime.

We're told there are no plans to end the conservatorship, even in the long term, and no one involved is complaining. As TMZ and every other media outlet reported, Britney was so bad off at the end of 2007 her family was in fear she would die.

After she was taken to the hospital on a psych hold, her dad, Jamie Spears, went to court and a conservatorship was established in January 2008. There are actually 2 conservatorships ... one for the person, and one for finances.

Fact is ... the conservatorships have worked remarkably well. Britney -- who at her worst was on the verge of losing permanent custody of her kids -- is now by any standard a great parent. Jamie and Britney's doctors have stabilized her to the point she can successfully work and maintain a personal life.

As for the financial conservatorship, it has been a huge success. Last year alone the conservatorship raked in $14 million, and that's only a portion of Britney's financial machine. As one source said, before the conservatorship her finances were an absolute mess, and the ship has been fully righted.

We're told Britney -- who has a team of lawyers and doctors, along with Jamie, managing the conservatorship -- has "substantial day-to-day freedom" to make her own decisions.

Short story ... if the conservatorship were to end, there would be significant risk she could backslide. The plan is to continue the conservatorship indefinitely ... because it works.

Britney Spears Does a Perfect Handstand: 'The World Looks Better Upside Down'

(Pic) Just one day after she was spotted doing the splits on a Hawaiian beach, Britney Spears showed off another of her enviable skills by doing a perfect headstand.

"The world looks better upside down," she captioned a photo posted on Twitter on Friday night.

The singer, 33, has been enjoying the summer with her two sons, Sean Preston, 9, and Jayden James, 8, as she takes a break from her Las Vegas show, Britney: Piece of Me.

Britney Spears Flaunts Her Flexibility While Doing Splits In Hawaii

(Pic) She's still got it!

Britney Spears had no problem breaking out the splits as she flaunted her flexibility and killer body on vacation in Hawaii. The singer, 33, has never been shy in showing off her love for yoga, posting pics of her workout to her Instagram, and it looks like all that stretching is really paying off!

The mother-of-two struck the pose while wearing a striped bikini and relaxing in the sand with her two sons Sean Preston, 9, and Jayden James, 8.

Spears has been chronicling her sun-filled summer on social media. Earlier this week, she posted another snapshot from her tropical getaway featuring her two sons as they relaxed in the water with a resort backdrop. The picture also showed the singer rocking a purple bikini that just so happened to match her lavender ombré hair!

"Aloha," she captioned the sweet picture.

This vacation comes two months after her split with ex Charlie Ebersol. Since the breakup, Spears has been spending quality time with her family before she must return to her Britney: Piece of Me Las Vegas show in August.

Hot Mama! Britney Spears Shows Off Impressive Bikini Body During Family Vacation in Hawaii

(Pic) Ooh La La Ms. Britney Spears!

The "Toxic" singer may be taking a break from her Las Vegas residency this summer. But that clearly won't keep the mother-of-two from being in the best shape of her life.

While soaking up the sun in Kauai, Spears showed off her beach body while wearing a purple two-piece bikini. And if we're being totally honest, we're so impressed!

With her sons Sean and Jayden close behind, the singer was all smiles as she cooled down with her feet in the water. She completed her look with sunglasses and a belly-button ring.

Just a few days ago, Spears gave fans a preview of all the fun her family was having in the Aloha stage. While relaxing in the water with her two sons, the singer simply wrote, "Aloha."

She later posted an Instagram with a quote placed over the ocean waves. "The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea," the message read.

As soon as Spears gets back home, she may have one very important decision to make. The face behind Britney: Piece of Me will have to decide whether she wants to extend her residency at Planet Hollywood.

If she doesn't sign a new deal, the last of her 142 shows at The Axis arena will take place from August through October with the final performances happening around New Year's weekend.

Until the decision comes, Spears will be focused on family, fitness and new music! That's right, the singer has been in the studio recording new music. In fact, she recently posted a shot with superstar producer Alex Da Kid.

"Hanging out in the studio with the coolest kid around @AlexDaKid," Spears wrote. Guess we are only getting a piece of what's to come in the coming months.

Is Britney Spears Leaving Las Vegas? New Contract On the Table, But Not Signed!

E! News can confirm that Britney Spears is in talks to extend her residency at Planet Hollywood but no final decisions have been made.

In other words, Ms. Spears could be packing up her hit show Britney: Piece of Me and leaving town.

If Spears doesn't sign a new deal, the last of her 142 shows at The Axis at Planet Hollywood will take place from August through October with the final performances happening over New Year's Weekend.

Sources tell me Spears hasn't indicated yet what she wants to do. There's some buzz of launching a concert tour. As we've previously reported, she's been in the studio recently working on new music.

Spears is currently vacationing in Hawaii with hers sons after presenting at the ESPY Awards.

We'll see her again on the red carpet next month at the Teen Choice Awards.

Britney: Piece of Me has been a hit with celebs. Brit's star-studded guest list has included Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez (who probably has the success of Brit's show to thank for helping launch her own residency at The Axis in January), Nicole Richie, Fergie, Sofía Vergara, Chloe Grace Moretz, Calvin Harris and Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

Britney Spears Dyes Her Hair Lavender—See Her Colorful ‘Do!

(Pic) Time for a new hue!

Ahead of her Hawaiian vacation on July 22, Britney Spears debuted a colorful new hairdo in the form of freshly dyed lavender tips. Most of her staple buttery blond shade still intact, the 33-year-old integrated the punchy hair color with her natural hue in the form of a playful ombré.

While the new 'do might be the result of a breakover (post-breakup makeover), it could also just be Britney being Britney. It's well documented she likes to change her hair quite often. And purple-tipped tresses are hardly the most drastic hair makeover the pop star's ever had. In fact, she once rocked pink and blue ends at the same time.

Also experimenting with bold colors this summer, Kelly Ripa has already tested bright blue and bubblegum pink hair shades this summer (could purple be next?) and even Jenny McCarthy went for a hot pink mane makeover. But Brit is the first major star since Nicole Richie to dip into lilac shades.

Do you like her new look?

Britney Spears' Fridge Is Jam-Packed With Junk Food, According to This Alleged Grocery List: Check It Out!

(Pic) While Britney Spears certainly looked stunning at the 2015 ESPYs last night, it's her grocery store shopping habits that are really stealing the spotlight.

An eBay user has sold the 33-year-old pop star's alleged grocery lists for a grand total of $59.99. The seller uploaded six lists, which are stained and written on the back of calendar cards, and says, "these came from a well-respected music memorabilia company and are 100% genuine I will include a copy of the listing page giving a general description of the lot."

Although it's unclear if the lists are in fact legit (the handwriting does seem pretty spot-on when compared to a 2014 fan letter), the items featured are amazing, and we can't help but the note that the mother of two, who's net worth is a reported $46 million, eats like a hungry teenager.

Case in point? Some items on the list include double-stuffed Oreos, baby pizzas, Red Bull, Wonder Bread, cinnamon rolls and even SpaghettiOs.

Hey, she could be shopping for her two kids! But wait—there's more.

Turkey bacon, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cap'n Crunch, cookies, frozen pretzels and tomatoes "big ones" also made the cut as did Ritz Crackes, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, gritz (yes, spelled with a 'z'), and baby ice cream drumsticks.

As for how on Earth she maintains that bangin' bod? We'll chalk it up to all those Las Vegas shows...

Last month, it was also revealed that the multi-platinum recording artist is a huge fan of Target, after E! News obtained court documents detailing her financials.

While her biggest expenditures include $901,845.88 for fiduciary and attorney fees, followed by $409,237.40 for child support and care, the pop princess also spent a pretty penny—approximately $5,500—at the discount retailer.

Additionally, her beauty expenses include more than $49,000 for wardrobe, nearly $20,000 on makeup and hairdressing and $2.454.45 for massages, grooming and nails.

But, when it comes to her pets, Spears sparred no expense, dropping nearly $25,000 in pet care in 2014 alone.

Britney Spears Shows Off Toned Bod, Impressive Yoga Moves

(Video, Pic) Now we know how Britney Spears gets her killer bikini bod.

The 33-year-old pop star impressed her fans on Instagram on Thursday, sharing this picture of herself pulling off a difficult yoga move.

"Namaste," she wrote.

Britney Spears Shows Off Toned Bod, Impressive Yoga Moves... Look at those flat abs!

Britney appears to be taking her recent split from boyfriend Charlie Ebersol in stride. The two surprisingly broke up last month after eight months together, but judging by her Instagram, she's been doing just fine spending time with her adorable sons, Sean, 9, and Jayden, 8.

Check out Britney and her boys recreating her famous "Oops!... I Did It Again" cover pose in the video below! (Video)

2015 Teen Choice Awards Nominations

The two-hour awards show airs Sunday, Aug. 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

Choice Music: Collaboration (#ChoiceMusicCollaboration)

David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack, “Hey Mama”
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
Skrillex & Diplo with Justin Bieber, “Where Are You Now”
Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea, “Pretty Girls”
Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”
Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, “See You Again”

Britney Spears -- Disneyland Heels Me

(Pic) Britney Spears makes bad choices ... in the shoe department.

They had to be super-uncomfie as she and her 2 kids meandered their way through Disneyland.

Jayden and Sean took in the Teacup and Small World rides Friday as they munched popcorn. Her brother Bryan and his daughter went along for the ride.

We're guessing those dogs got soaked Friday night.

Britney Spears -- Fires Back at Iggy Azalea ... At Least I Have Shows

Britney Spears/Iggy Azalea's feud has reached Defcon 1 ... and Britney is taking shots at Iggy's failed tour ... while promoting her own.

After Iggy bashed Spears over their failed song, "Pretty Girls," Spears cleverly shot back, "Can't wait to get back to Vegas. So thankful I have shows for the rest of the year to look forward to... #YouWantAPieceOfMe."

You'll recall ... Iggy said, "I don't have to suck the womans a**hole 24/7 to be her friend."

Spears is no doubt making reference to the fact Iggy pulled the plug on her 2015 Great Escape arena tour in May.

Who doesn't love a good catfight?

Iggy Azalea -- I Don't Have to Suck Britney's A**hole -- She's Why Our Song Bombed

Iggy Azalea has an excuse for everything ... and this time she's throwing stones at Britney Spears?

The song "Pretty Girls" bombed hard, despite a highly publicized music video. Iggy now says it's because Britney didn't get off her ass and promote it. Here's how she put it: "Its difficult to send a song up the charts without additional promo and tv performances etc. unfortunately im just featured."

Then Iggy goes in for the kill, saying, "My comment is factual, it applies to any song. I dont have to suck the womans a**hole 24/7 to be her friend, do i? bye girls."

Here's the thing. Iggy never says what Britney was required to do. She also has to know ... doing promotional interviews isn't exactly Britney's strong suit ... as in she's a deer in headlights.

And the song got more promotion than most.

Waaaaa, waaaaa, waaaaaa.

Britney Spears All Smiles with Son Jayden After Split with Charlie Ebersol

(Pic) Britney Spears and Charlie Ebersol may have gone their separate ways but there are still two very important men in the singer's life – her sons.

The Grammy winner, who recently called it quits with her boyfriend of eight months, shared a sweet pic on Instagram on Friday that showed her smiling and happy with her youngest son, Jayden James Federline, 8.

She also posted a message earlier on Friday that hinted at her resolve to move onwards and upwards. "Make today so awesome yesterday gets jealous," read her inspirational note.

While Spears, 33, and Ebersol, 32, appeared to have a good relationship, often sharing sweet pictures on Twitter and Instagram, sources close to the pair tell PEOPLE that the split didn't come as a surprise.

"It was obvious to everyone that it was going to happen," says an Ebersol family source. "They're still friends."

Britney Spears and Charlie Ebersol: What Went Wrong

Over the last eight months, Britney Spears and Charlie Ebersol appeared to be have a picture-perfect relationship, often sharing sweet snaps of their courtship on social media.

News broke Monday that the couple had called it quits, and now sources close to the singer and the TV producer tell PEOPLE that, by the end, the split did not come as a surprise to anyone – including Spears and Ebersol.

"It was obvious to everyone that it was going to happen," says an Ebersol family source. "They're still friends."

Earlier in the relationship, "everyone thought he might end up asking her to marry him," says the source. "It just faded away, and they moved apart."

Echoed another source close to the couple: "Relationships are hard. Sometimes they don't work out. These are two very busy people leading two very busy lives. They're focusing on other priorities right now."

Spears, 33, and Ebersol, 32, who is said to be "torn up" over the split, began dating in October and most recently appeared together publicly at the Billboard Music Awards last month.

Britney Spears and Charlie Ebersol Split After 8 Months Together

Britney Spears is a single lady again.

ET can confirm that the 33-year-old pop superstar and her boyfriend of eight months, 32-year-old producer Charlie Ebersol, have split. Perhaps most telling, Britney has already deleted all photos of Charlie from her Instagram.

The split -- first reported by Us Weekly -- comes as a surprise, as engagement rumors were swirling around the couple in March, when the "Womanizer" singer was spotted wearing a diamond ring on her engagement finger while on vacation in Hawaii with Charlie and her two sons Jayden, 8, and Sean, 9.

Britney also told People in March that she's "the happiest [she's] ever been," and that Charlie got along well with Jayden and Sean. "They relate to him really well and they have fun together," she said. "He's refreshing to be around and really lighthearted."

The pair's last public appearance together was at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards last month.

"Let's all agree @britneyspears Is the most beautiful," Charlie gushed on his Instagram.

Hopefully this didn't end as badly as Britney's relationship with her ex, David Lucado, who she put on blast during a Las Vegas show in September, alleging that he cheated on her.

Britney Spears Flashes Insane Bikini Body While Hanging With Her 'Louisiana Boy'!

(Pic) Britney Spears has clearly been hitting it hard at the gym.

The "Work B**ch" singer shared a pic with her 4.8 million Instagram followers on Sunday that showcased her fit physique. Donning a yellow string bikini top, Spears has never looked happier posing next to her beau Charlie Ebersol, 32.

"So nice to be home!" the 33-year-old pop star wrote. "Nothing like Louisiana boys."

This past December, Spears shared some of her workout secrets to Women's Health. "I start with 20 minutes of intense cardio -- usually running -- move on to light free weights, body-weight exercises such as push-ups, squats and sit-ups, then finish it off with a stretch," she said, adding that dancing "is a great cardio workout."

Whatever she's doing, it's working!

Britney Spears -- It's Good to Be My Dog

Too bad you're not one of Britney Spears' dogs, because if you were, she would treat you like a king ... dropping tens of thousands of bucks on your every need.

TMZ just obtained records of Britney's finances, filed in her conservatorship case, and the headline is all about the pooches. Brit dropped $24,720 in 2014 on pet care. And get a load of the breakdown -- $14,720 on pet sitting, $300 a pop for the groomer, 12 visits to the animal hospital totaling more than $4k.

She can certainly afford it. According to the docs, the conservatorship raked in $14 million in gross profits in 2014 ... and that's only a portion of Britney's fortune. A lot of her income is made outside the conservatorship.

But it's expensive to be Britney. The $14 million was significantly whittled down, because she spent $5.7 million on stuff, that included $15,270 on meals and entertainment and $71,629 on grooming and wardrobe.

And this will make you feel poor. She spent $4k on Halloween decorations and another $6k on various holiday decorations.

BTW ... she spent only $6k -- on human gifts.

In all, Britney's assets in her conservatorship total $45.9 million, and that's just a portion of her fortune.

Britney Spears' Amazing Abs and Short Shorts Could Stop Traffic!

(Pic) If Britney Spears was a traffic sign, she would be Dangerous Curves Ahead (obviously).

And the "Toxic" singer could have definitely stopped traffic with her awe-inspiring body while taking this cute candid in the "wild."

Spears flaunted her toned tummy in a tight, white sports bra paired with itty-bitty pink polka-dot shorts that revealed quite a lot of skin.

The Las Vegas vixen topped off her sexy summer look with a pair of cool aviator shades and flashed her famous smile while striking a cheeky pose next to a sign that reads: "Caution Cart Crossing Ahead."

The blond bombshell shared the snap on Twitter saying: "You never know what caution you're gonna get in the wild."

And it seems that Brit-Brit is feeling quite adventurous these days as she debuted a new 'do this week trading in her long, luscious locks for a sexy, sleek bob with bold bangs.

Girl just made summer a little hotter!

Britney Spears Wishes She Could Be Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Pitt's Nanny

Britney Spears just extended her Las Vegas residency three months, but the singer has a backup career plan – nannying.

The "Pretty Girls" singer doesn't want just any job in childcare, however. Spears is gunning for the coveted role of babysitter to the Jolie-Pitt clan.

"I've met Brad Pitt once but I'd like to meet the [family] again, and I'd like to become their nanny," Spears, 33, said of her dream job during an interview on ITV's Good Morning Britain.

Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt are the parents of six: Maddox, 13, Pax, 10, Zahara, 9, Shiloh, 8, and Knox and Vivienne, 6.

When the Good Morning Britain host asserted the position might be hard work, the singer insisted, "That sounds fun to me!"

"I'd probably be a teacher or anything relating to the kids or teaching at a dance studio with a bunch of kids," she said.

Spears is a hands-on parent to her own children Sean Preston, 9, and Jayden James, 8. The singer recently revealed to PEOPLE that she's taking math classes to help her sons with their homework.

"They go to a really hard school, and this week we had three hours of homework [a night]," she said. "Some of it is hard for me. Next year when [Preston] IS in fifth grade, he's going to be doing pre-algebra, and I'm taking classes so I know how to do it!"

The singer also revealed some of her dream music collaborators. The star-studded wish list included Ludacris, Gwen Stefani and Celine Dion.

Britney Spears Gets Bangs (and a Sleek New Do)

(Pic) Yep: She did it again!

Britney Spears showed off her latest hairstyle in a photo she posted to Instagram late Tuesday night with the caption “My new haircut!”

It’s hard to tell from the dark pic, but it looks like Spears, who chopped off her iconic long locks in favor of a bouncy bob last year, has added more layers with a side of bangs. She also appears to be going for a sleeker blowout than the beachy waves she’s recently been sporting.

Although the “Pretty Girls” singer is known for making frequent and bold changes to her hair color, cut and style, Spears seems to have committed to her summery blonde and allover lighter look for the time being.

2015 Teen Choice Awards Nominations

The two-hour awards show airs Sunday, Aug. 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

Choice Song: Female Artist (#ChoiceSongFemaleArtist)
Kelly Clarkson - "Heartbeat Song"
Ariana Grande - "One Last Time"
Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj - "Bang Bang"
Britney Spears, Iggy Azalea - "Pretty Girls"
Taylor Swift - "Shake It Off"
Meghan Trainor - "All About That Bass"

Britney Spears Calls Herself a 'Proud Skate Mom' in New Pic with Sons

(Pic) She's already admitted that she's taking math classes to learn how to help her sons with their algebra homework, but is Britney Spears about to become a skater girl?

The 33-year-old shared a pic on Instagram with her boys, Sean Preston, 9, and Jayden James, 8, all decked out in their skateboard gear.

"Just your typical proud skate mom," the singer captioned the pic. (We're guessing she didn't join in, based on her platform heels.)

Spears, who recently returned to her Las Vegas show after taking some time off to recover from a spill onstage, told PEOPLE in March that her sons (whose father is her ex-husband Kevin Federline) can often be found hitting the skateboard half-pipe, trampoline or jungle gym in the backyard of the family's Southern California home.

The Grammy winner clearly encourages their active lifestyle – she shared a pic on Christmas Eve of the boys with their presents: new skateboards.

Britney Spears Makes Wacky Facial Expressions During Australian Interview-See for Yourself!

Britney Spears Makes Wacky Facial Expressions During Australian Interview: video.

Charlie Ebersol Calls Britney Spears "the Most Beautiful" Person at the Billboard Music Awards

(Pic) The cutest couple award goes to Britney Spears and Charlie Ebersol!

The happy duo made their red carpet debut at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards Sunday and couldn't have looked any better! Ebersol glowed as he cozied up to his "Pretty Girls"-crooning girlfriend in a pic he uploaded to Instagram. "Let's all agree @britneyspears Is the most beautiful #americanselfie Please post your own and tag it to raise money for vets!!!," he captioned the pic.

Ebersol has been posting selfies on the picture-sharing platform to raise money for veterans thanks to Macy's donations. While on the way to Las Vegas to see Britney's show, he posted another pic and explained his #AmericanSelfie movement. "Macys is giving 1 dollar to my favorite charity @gotyour6 for everyone who posts a selfie with #americanselfie hashtag. Do your part and post one to support Veterans," he explained in the caption.

Even though he's incredibly supportive of Britney, the "I Wanna Go" singer told Extra that she is the one who feels lucky to have Charlie. "I'm very blessed to have him a part of my life," she said.

The pop star loves her man so much she even has a special vest she wears in concert that reads "I Love Charlie."

"He's like, ‘You're the sweetest girlfriend in the whole world.' He was really happy that I did that. It's kinda cool," Spears said of her namesake costume piece. But will these two tie the knot anytime soon? It's not out of the question!

"You never know," she teased. "Who knows?"

Although she performs regularly during her Vegas residency, Sunday's awards show marked the first time she performed "Pretty Girls" with Iggy Azalea. The performance, which took the artists into outer space, proved that both singers still got the moves! Even better than that was the overwhelming support they must have received from Charlie and Nick Young.

Both couples walked the red carpet and looked so good together! Congratulations on an amazing performance!

Kevin Federline on His Blended Family with Britney Spears: 'Time Heals Everything'

No hard feelings here.

Kevin Federline and ex-wife Britney Spears have been amicably co-parenting for years, despite weathering a nasty split.

So, what's the secret for the friendly exes?

"Time. Time heals everything," Federline tells Canada's etalk for a segment airing Friday night.

The deejay, 37, and Spears, 33, co-parent their sons Sean Preston, 9, and Jayden James, 8, and often attend their sporting events together.

"The family is great," he said. "It's been a long, long journey, but I think where both of us are now, we both have somebody else we're happy [with]. Everything just works."

Federline remarried in 2013, tying the knot with Victoria Prince. The pair have two daughters together – Jordan Kay, 3½, and Peyton Marie, 13 months.

As for Spears, she's happily dating filmmaker and philanthropist Charlie Ebersol, and having fun balancing motherhood with her Las Vegas residency. (She's also got a new single and video, "Pretty Girls," with Iggy Azalea!)

"Now you get older, you start looking at life a different way. Kids will make you do that. Age makes you do that on its own," added Federline. "I enjoy my life now. I live in the moment with everything I do."

Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea's 'Pretty Girls' video will give you '80s flashbacks

Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea's 'Pretty Girls' video will give you '80s flashbacks: video.

Britney Spears and Charlie Ebersol Get Flirty on Dinner Date as She Prepares for Return to Stage

"Finally giving the boot the boot!!! See you tomorrow night, Vegas! #PieceOfMe #ByeByeBoot," Britney Spears Tweeted Thursday evening. But before returning to the stage Friday after recovering from an ankle injury, the pop star enjoyed a dinner date with boyfriend Charlie Ebersol.

Keeping her spirits up while on the mend, the cute couple "sat next to each other at Ocean Prime Restaurant in Beverly Hills on Wednesday and held hands on top of the table," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.

Spears – wearing a tight gray top and fitted blue jeans – ordered the restaurant's "Chop Chop Salad" and a cup of French onion soup. "She looked amazing," says the onlooker.

After dinner, Spears, 33, and Ebersol, 32, walked out "holding hands and laughing together," says the source. "They looked happy and were very flirty with each other."

Britney Spears -- Beach Football ... Guess That Ankle Is Okay!

(Pic) Britney Spears' bum ankle kept her from performing Friday and Saturday night in Las Vegas, but it didn't keep her from playing beach football on Sunday!

Brit ditched the soft cast she had on her left ankle on Friday -- and hit the sand in Malibu to toss around the ol' pigskin with bf Charlie Ebersol.

After rolling her ankle Wednesday night, Brit cancelled her weekend shows, per doctor's orders.

Just a guess, but beach football probably was NOT what the doc ordered.

Britney Spears Talks Iggy Azalea, Her "Embarrassing" Fall and Son Sean Preston's "Insane" Homework!

Britney Spears sings "Work Bitch" and she knows how to hustle, but the pop princess still thinks kids should be kids!

So when her boys Sean Preston, 9, and Jayden James, 8, are bogged down with tons of schoolwork, she feels their pain. "My [older] son's homework is like insane!" Brit told Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS FM radio show Monday. "He has like three house of homework every night."

"I'm seriously thinking about taking him to a new school," she added jokingly.

Britney's kids do focus hard on their studies, but there's still plenty of time for fun—including trips to Sin City! Their mom is "home like three days a week" in L.A., she explained, "and every other week the boys come to Vegas with me, so I'm not missing too much time with them."

No word on whether Sean Preston and Jayden were watching backstage when their mama wiped out on stage last week during her show. "I wasn't even doing anything hard," she told Ryan. "I was just jumping up and down. It was the first time that I've ever done that onstage, so it was really embarrassing."

Fortunately, Brit's ankle is "better now," she said. "I'm wearing a boot...[it's] sprained really bad. It's bruised up--I tore my ligament. It's dry painful."

Ouch! The mother of two is on the mend, though, and she'll be more than healed and ready to go when she and Iggy Azalea perform their new single "PrettyGirls' at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. Get excited for their music video, too--which Brit described as "a really girl power, fun Valley girl video."

Sounds Fancy!

Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea Release Their Ridiculously Catchy New Single "Pretty Girls"

Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea Release Their Ridiculously Catchy New Single "Pretty Girls": Video.

Britney Spears Shows Off Her New Bootie After Concert Injury

(Pic) Introducing, Brit Brit's bootie!

After slipping on stage and twisting her ankle during her Las Vegas concert earlier this week, Britney Spears is taking a few days off to get some well-deserved R&R.

The singer showed off her ankle brace in her latest Instagram and wrote, "This boot was made for walkin'."

In the cute snapshot, she's seen posing in her pajamas while making a peace sign for the camera. We're glad to see she's in good spirits despite the injury!

Just yesterday, it was announced that her two of her upcoming shows were going to be rescheduled so that Spears could recover from the tumble.

"Breaks my heart to share news. After hurting my ankle last night my doctor has advised me not to perform this weekend," she told her fans in a later Instagram post.

"Your kind words mean everything to me! I'm rescheduling this weekend's shows and will let y'all know when we have the new dates. Xoxo."

Spears was in the middle of her Piece of Me concert in Sin City at the AXIS auditorium when she slipped while performing her hit "(You Drive Me) Crazy."

Rest up and get better, Brit!

Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea's Cover Art for ''Pretty Girls'' Hits the Internet-Do You Like?

Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea's Cover Art for ''Pretty Girls'' Hits the Internet-Do You Like?: Cover.

Britney Spears -- Suffers Busted Ankle ... Show Will NOT Go On!!!

Britney Spears hurt her ankle so badly during her Las Vegas show Wednesday night, she's been forced to cancel two shows.

Her shows for this coming Friday and Saturday will be rescheduled after doctors advised her not to perform ... opting instead to rest her injured ankle so it can heal.

So, now it looks like Britney has no plans on Saturday night ... or she will be front and center at the Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao fight, which just happens to be the same night ...

See ya there, y'all!!!

Britney Spears to Star in Mobile Video Game App

Kim Kardashian did it. Katy Perry is doing it, too. And soon Britney Spears will be starring in her own mobile game as well.

Glu Mobile, the app game developer responsible for Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, announced on Wednesday that it would be developing a game featuring Spears, 33.

Due out in 2016, the game will be the first product released as part of a five-year deal between Spears and Glu to feature Spears' likeness, voice and "creative influence," ABC News reports.

The New York Times reported that Kardashian's name proved to be a lucrative hit, making $1.6 million in its first five days on the market and becoming the fifth-highest-grossing game ever in the history of Apple's app store.

In February, Glu Mobile announced that it was making a Katy Perry game, and in March it announced an app game starring Kendall and Kylie Jenner.

Why Is Britney Spears Making This Face?

(Pic) What's with the face, Britney Spears?!

The Princess of Pop was caught by shutterbugs while in mid-facial expression after enjoying her son Jayden's soccer game today, and, well, it was a very awkward snapshot.

It also sparked the question of what was going on when paparazzi snapped the picture—Was she annoyed and yelling at the cameras? Was she getting super into cheering on her boy? Was she just singing really loud?

Fortunately, you don't have to go to bed tonight with this question lingering in your mind, because we have the answer! Britney Spears was...yawning! (Seriously, the funniest pictures happen mid-yawn.)

It's no wonder Brit is tired. After all, aside from mommy duties, Spears has been busy promoting her recording, shooting and promoting her new music.

Just recently, Spears starting filming the "Pretty Girls" music video with Iggy Azalea. The duo were photographed riding in a bright orange Jeep. "They were having a really good time and seem to get along really well," a source told us Thursday. Iggy was also spotted holding a pink hairdryer.

Spears posted a pic of her driving the Jeep with a caption, "Girls roll up, windows roll down, eyes on us, jaws on the ground," which could allude to a line from the song."

On top of that, the pair are preparing for a highly anticipated performance at The Billboard Music Awards next month!

Britney, Iggy team up for 'Pretty' duet

With the Princess of Pop by her side, Iggy Azalea is making a second run at the song-of-summer throne.

Almost a year after her ubiquitous Fancy with Charli XCX began its seven-week reign atop the Billboard Hot 100 — Azalea's first in a string of female-fueled hits with Ariana Grande, Rita Ora, Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Hudson — the Aussie rapper joins Britney Spears for the new single Pretty Girls, out May 4.

"You definitely need a partner to sing (it with)," says Azalea, describing the summery, girl-power duet they'll perform live on the Billboard Music Awards May 17. "It's just a lot of fun. It's a classic, girly (song) you want to scream to each other when you're getting ready."

The two initially connected last summer after Spears saw the Fancy video, which pays homage to 1995 comedy Clueless.

"I had called my manager (Larry Rudolph) and had some ideas about doing a Valley girl-type video," Spears says. "It was really kind of funny, because I had just watched Clueless on TV, and was like, 'It would be so fun to do something like that.' Then I saw Iggy's video, and I thought, 'Oh my God, to work with her would be heaven sent.' "

They began ping-ponging variations of the song, produced by The Invisible Men, between camps — at times featuring more of one artist than the other, before landing on a back-and-forth that played to each other's strengths. Although the collaboration was finished last fall, Azalea didn't meet the pop star in person until January, when she invited Spears to her house for lunch.

"We just talked about a bunch of girl stuff. She's a very down-to-earth girl and very, very sweet," Spears says. "She introduced me to her dog, we had wonderful salad and it was just fun girl time."

They also brainstormed the concept for the Pretty Girls video, out May 11 and co-directed by Azalea and Cameron Duddy (Bruno Mars' Gorilla).

"What Britney made clear to me is that she really wanted to do a video where she got to dress up and play a character," Azalea says. "That was really important to her." She just wanted to "let loose and not necessarily feel like she's playing Britney Spears."

They decided on a send-up of 1988 sci-fi comedy Earth Girls Are Easy,starring Geena Davis, who Azalea considers the "ultimate '80s pin-up, hot, cool type of girl."

In the video, which shot in Los Angeles earlier this month, "I do a makeover for her and we go to a club," Spears says. "The best part about it was just us coming together with the clothes and doing the '80s haircuts. We were all about being characters, so it was kind of funny for us. We weren't taking ourselves so seriously."

Does Spears also teach Azalea some of her iconic moves?

"I didn't dance! She wanted me to," Azalea laughs. "It would be kind of obnoxious for me to direct a video and give myself a dance break. Like, 'Here's the video! And I gave myself a dance scene!' "

Britney Spears cover of Suzanne Vega's 'Tom's Diner' is robotically hypnotic

(Listen) Britney Spears has a new song. Or rather, a new version of an old song: She's featured on a cover of Suzanne Vega's "Tom's Diner."

The new version is a collaboration between Spears and producer Giorgio Moroder for his new album "Deja Vu" (which also features tracks with Kylie Minogue, Sia and Charli XCX, among others). The track owes a lot to the 1990 DNA remix of Vega's song, with one big difference: Where the DNA remix layered Vega's a capella vocal over a dance beat, Spears' voice is heavily modulated.

"Tom's Diner" -- fun fact: It was written at the restaurant that doubles as Monk's on "Seinfeld" -- has enjoyed a resurgence in the last year. Fall Out Boy also sampled it on their inescapable hit "Centuries."

Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea Will Perform "Pretty Girls" at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards

(Video, Poster) If only we could fast forward to the future!

Britney Spears made a major announcement Wednesday! "Vegas isn't just the home of my Piece of Me show, it's also the home of the Billboard Music Awards," the 33-year-old pop star revealed to her fans in an Instagram video. "I'll be taking the stage to perform 'Pretty Girls' with Iggy Azalea for the first time ever."

"Pretty Girls" will impact radio stations May 5, twelve days before the awards show.

Spears is no stranger to the Billboard Music Awards, of course, racking up six wins in 11 categories since 1999. She has performed on the show twice, including in 2011, when she had a pillow fight with Rihanna while singing "S&M."

Azalea, who is up for 11 awards, performed "Fancy" with Charli XCX in 2014.

The duo joins a star-studded lineup of previously announced performers, including Kelly Clarkson, Fall Out Boy, Hozier, Nick Jonas, Wiz Khalifa, John Legend, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Meghan Trainor. Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen will host the Billboard Music Awards live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 17. The three-hour event will be broadcast live on ABC beginning at 8 p.m.

Britney Spears -- Adios Elton ... I'm Taking Back My Vegas Crib

(Pics) The sheets were still warm when Britney Spears slipped into her Las Vegas pad -- because she didn't even wait 24 hours for Elton John to move out before moving back into the uber swank suite.

Sources close to the singers tell TMZ ... Brit is going to be living it up in the 8,000 sq. ft. paradise known as the Palazzo Suite at Rio while she's in Vegas. Elton lived there during his most recent Caesars Palace stint ... but we're told he moved out Tuesday night, and Brit was in by Wednesday morning.

The two have been trading off at the suite for some time now and Elton lived there while Brit was on her most recent hiatus. Britney has called the pad home for the last 13 months.

The THREE floor suite comes with 24-hour butler service, 2 jacuzzis, an elevator, and furniture on loan from 17 museums around the world. Sir Elton has standards.

There's even a grand piano ... which will probably just collect dust now.

Britney Spears Fires Back at Haters During Las Vegas Concert

(Video) You want a piece of her?

During a performance in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Britney Spears blasted a heckler who reportedly called her a "fat bitch."

In the video above, the "Work Bitch" singer can be heard saying "f–––––– a––––––," seemingly in response to the audience member's insult.

However Spears, 33, looking confident in a curve-hugging black and gold bodysuit, didn't let the moment slow her down, immediately launching into her 2011 hit "Till the World Ends."

Spears recently returned to her Piece of Me residency at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino after a brief hiatus, and she has shows booked through September.

We hope this isn't our last taste of her Southern-bred sass!

After all, it's Britney, bitch.

Britney Spears -- Watch The Paint!! Still A Louisiana Hood Princess

(Pic) Britney Spears proved you can never truly get the country out of the girl ... by using the hood of her $150k Mercedes as a front row seat.

Brit and Lynne Spears were in full soccer mom and grandma mode in Calabasas this weekend cheering on Brit's son from the hood of her ritzy G-Class ... so they're probably gonna want to get that hood buffed out.

That's straight up Friday Night Lights stuff ... but if she's truly legit, she better have a keg and a grill going on in the back.

Cue banjo music.

Britney Spears Flashes Her Stomach in Crop Top on Set of ''Pretty Girls'' Music Video, Films Epic Dance Scene

(Pic, Pic2) And the filming continues!

Britney Spears was back on the set of her new music video for "Pretty Girls" earlier today.

Dressed in jeans, sneakers and a wild leopard-print crop top that showed off her stomach, the 33-year-old pop star looked super-retro while hanging out on set in between takes. She completed her look with a big curly blond hairdo.

Spears also took to her Facebook page to give a shout-out to her male backup dancers after they all filmed a fierce scene together. "Just shot one of my favorite dance scenes ever with these boys!!" the singer wrote.

Yesterday, Spears starting filming the "Pretty Girls" music video with Iggy Azalea. The duo were photographed riding in a bright orange Jeep. "They were having a really good time and seem to get along really well," a source told us Thursday. Iggy was also spotted holding a pink hairdryer.

Spears posted a pic of her driving the Jeep with a caption, "Girls roll up, windows roll down, eyes on us, jaws on the ground," which could allude to a line from the song."

Last month, Spears opened up about their collaboration, saying, "You'll have to wait and see. It's really exciting though. It's very cool, I'll say that...I saw her song on TV and I was like a kid in a candy store. I was like, ‘I love Iggy!' I was like, ‘I love that video. I wanna work with her.' And it was really weird, because a week after that her manager was like, ‘She's a huge fan of yours.' I was like, 'Let's do something together,' so it worked out."

Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea Cruise Around in a Jeep for Their New Music Video

(Pic, Pic2) We haven't wanted to ride in a Jeep this much since we were small enough to fit into those of the Power Wheels variety.

Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea were spotted cruising the streets of Los Angeles on Thursday while filming the music video for their much-hyped collaboration, which will be released on May 5.

Azalea previously talked about the song – and what it's like to work with the princess of pop – at the iHeart Radio Awards on March 29.

"We go back and forth. She has her verses, I have my verse, but it's not just me kind of popping in it," Azalea, 24, said of the "powerhouse" duet.

"[Spears] is super nice. She came to my house and had lunch and I didn't know what to expect, and we actually really got along," Azalea said. "I've been texting her, annoying her with all my ideas for the video and she's been a really good sport about it, so I'm really excited."

It's an exciting time for the "Oops! … I Did It Again" singer, 33, and she recently talked to PEOPLE about being in a "real good place."

Her Planet Hollywood residency is a huge hit, grossing nearly $50 million in ticket sales in just over a year, and she's been dating producer Charlie Ebersol for about six months.

"I'm the happiest I've ever been," Spears said.

Britney Spears -- Sorry, Madonna ... I Kiss Iggy Azalea Now!

(Pic) Iggy Azalea and Britney "Tan Mom 2.0" Spears nearly shared a liplock on the set of their new music video Thursday in Malibu.

They wigged out and wore their best white trash outfits -- possibly their own.

It's a little "circle of life"-ish if you think about it ... it wasn't that long ago Britney was the young hot chick kissing the old music vet in a desperate attention grab ... and now the stiletto is on the other foot.

Man, time sure flies, huh?

Britney Spears Shares Her Go-to Playlist

Britney Spears may be busy working on her own sexy new single, but she's also a music geek who finds inspiration from other artists.

Whether it's chilling out to India Arie or getting pumped up by Taylor Swift tunes before hitting the Vegas stage, Spears's musical taste runs the gamut.

Here's a glimpse at the pop star's go-to play list:

Her sweat-it out song: "I listen to a lot of Usher, Pink and Katy Perry when I work out," Spears, 31, tells PEOPLE. "They're so inspiring!"

Her favorite jam with her sons: "The boys love Bruno Mars' Uptown Funk – because he's so funky," she says.

Her mood music: "My favorite romantic, sexy song is [India Arie's] Brown Skin – it's all about soul," says Spears, who is dating producer Charlie Ebersol, 32.

Her pre-show pump-up: "I like to listen to Taylor Swift before I go on stage," Spears says. "She's uplifting! I love Blank Space.

Britney Spears -- Gimme More ... Orange Slices

(Pic) Britney Spears was in full-on soccer mom mode this weekend in Woodland Hills as she sat around on a picnic blanket and ate orange slices while she watched her son Jayden play.

She's gone from jailbait to MILF in the blink of an eye.

Britney Spears: 'I'm the Happiest I've Ever Been'

It's a sunny March afternoon outside Britney Spears's hillside mansion in Southern California, and the backyard antics are in full swing. With light sabers in hand, the superstar's sons – Sean Preston, 9, wearing an astronaut's helmet, and Jayden James, 8, in a Darth Vader mask – happily spar on the grass.

"Ohhhh yesss!" yells Preston after he nails a front flip, landing on his feet near Jayden, who follows a with a 360-degree break-dance-style spin on his back. Taking in the brotherly shenanigans, Spears smiles and at one point playfully scolds her boyfriend of six months, producer Charlie Ebersol, 32, when he swings Jayden up in the air beside the pool. "Baby, do not drop my son!" she says. The kids start to giggle.

Laughter is the norm these days around the Spears home. After more than 15 years as a pop star, the multi-platinum singer is on a roll – her long-running Las Vegas residency has grossed nearly $50 million in ticket sales in little more than a year. But while she loves performing, Spears's true passion is being a mom.

Britney Spears Flaunts Hot Bikini Body on Family Vacation in Hawaii

(Pic1, Pic2, Pic3, Pic4) Britney Spears is heating up Hawaii!

The 33-year-old singer is currently on vacation in Hawaii with boyfriend Charlie Ebersol and her two sons Sean and Jayden.

On Thursday, the pop star showed off her hot bikini body during a day of fun in the sun with her fam. Spears looked amazing in a tiny two-piece blue bikini and aviator sunglasses as she strolled around her hotel. The blond beauty flaunted her toned tummy and lots of cleavage, not to mention a big smile, while working on her tan. Spears and a shirtless Ebersol were also snapped walking around while holding hands.

The family of four then hit the beach. The lovebirds enjoyed some quiet time together as her two sons played in the sand. After some rest and relaxation, the cute couple took a dip in the ocean where they were caught getting their PDA on with some intimate hugging.

Ebersol also played the part of dad by having some fun with Brit's sons in the water. Too cute!

Spears also took to Instagram to share a super adorable pic with son Sean, who is making a silly face in the poolside photo. "AL-O-HA!" Brit wrote yesterday. How adorable?

Earlier this week, the "Piece of Me" singer opened up about her and Ebersol's romance. "My assistant introduced us," Spears dished. "I saw a picture of him and I thought he was really adorable, and she said he was good people, so I went for it."

"For our first date he said, 'What do you want to do?' and I said, 'Cook for me,' so he made fish, mushrooms, avocado with a dressing, and tomatoes and mozzarella. It was amazing," she gushed. "There was something about him that made me feel really peaceful and at ease."

"He was really hot, too," Spears added. "Adorably hot."

Britney Spears Describes Her First Date With Charlie Ebersol, Her "Adorably Hot" Producer Boyfriend of Six Months

Britney Spears might have met the man of her dreams.

After enduring heartbreak last fall, the twice-married singer has found love again with producer Charlie Ebersol. The "...Baby One More Time" singer hasn't said much about her boyfriend, but in People's Apr. 6 cover story, Spears, 33, reveals that Ebersol, 32, is "refreshing to be around and really lighthearted."

"My assistant introduced us," Spears says of Ebersol, whom she began dating six months ago. "I saw a picture of him and I thought he was really adorable, and she said he was good people, so I went for it."

For our first date he said, 'What do you want to do?' and I said, 'Cook for me,' so he made fish, mushrooms, avocado with a dressing, and tomatoes and mozzarella. It was amazing," the "If U Seek Amy" singer says. "There was something about him that made me feel really peaceful and at ease."

"He was really hot, too," Spears gushes. "Adorably hot."

Ebersol has consistently impressed Spears since they began dating. "For my birthday [in December 2014] we made waffles on the floor, with candles, and he bought me a real beautiful cake and a beautiful gift that I have on the wall. One of my favorite songs is 'Thank U,' by Alanis Morissette, and he put all the words to the song in a long frame," she says of his romantic gesture. "It was really thoughtful."

Ebersol, the son of an actress and an NBC Sports chairman, says Spears has an "enormous heart."

The couple's nights are relatively low-key. "I love Modern Family and Jane the Virgin! Charlie's into House of Cards, and the kids watch Impractical Jokers—I like that, too!" the singer tells the magazine.

Spears also reveals she's open to the idea of marriage and having "one more" child. "I am very satisfied with my two boys, but maybe in the future," she explains. "I would love a mini-me. That would be fun!"

The pop princess is the proud mom of Sean Preston Federline, 9, and Jayden James Federline, 8. She calls Ebersol's first meeting with her boys at a neighborhood restaurant "really beautiful."

For Spears, this is as good as it gets.

"I'm in a real good place in my life. I have a great show, and I'm able to be off every six weeks and I get to indulge in my kids. I get summers off, so we can do fun things like have barbecues," the "Till the World Ends" singer tells People, on newsstands Friday. "The boys are in such a good stage in their lives. They're able to think for themselves and are becoming little people. It's fascinating...I'm the happiest I've ever been. My priorities are straight: making family No. 1 and being consistent with that and having God in my life."

Britney Spears taking pre-algebra to keep up with her kids

Britney Spears is heading back to school.

The 33-year-old pop star, whose Las Vegas residency is earning a whopping $50 million a year, recently revealed she’s taking math classes to keep up with her sons’ homework.

“They go to a really hard school, and this week we had three hours of homework [a night],” Spears told People magazine of 9-year-old Sean Preston and 8-year-old Jayden James’ grueling evening schedule.

“Some of it is hard for me,” she added. “Next year when [Preston’s] in fifth grade, he’s going to be doing pre-algebra, and I’m taking classes so I know how to do it!”

For the Louisiana-born singer, who’s currently dating Charlie Ebersol, homework is a priority.

But Spears, who has clearly done all right for herself financially since starting a career in 2000, is not keen on spoiling her kids.

In fact, she limits the toys and cash her sons receive.

“If they get so many A’s, they get one toy a month,” Spears said of her family’s incentive system.

The boys also pitch in around the house — pulling their weight when it comes to washing their own dirty dishes, taking out trash and helping with the family’s dogs.

“Preston just asked for a high allowance like $10 a week or $20 a week — but we’ll see,” she detailed.

When the topic of more kids arises, the “Toxic” singer flirts with the idea of having a “mini-me” someday.

“That would be fun,” she beamed.

Britney Spears' Boys Sean Preston and Jayden James Are So Big! Plus, Why the Singer Is Finally in a "Good Place"

(Pic) That smile says it all!

"I'm in a real good place," says Britney Spears, whose personal and professional futures once seemed uncertain. In fact, the 33-year-old singer says in People's Apr. 6 issue, "I'm the happiest I've ever been."

Posing with sons Sean Preston Federline, 9, and Jayden James Federline, 8, at their home on March 11, Spears says the family's calendar is full of play dates, soccer games and gymnastics lessons. Schoolwork comes first, however. "Homework is a priority," says Spears, noting that it can last three hours a night. "We have a reward system that helps motivate them: if they get so many As, they get one toy a month."

Because her elder son will learn pre-algebra in fifth grade next year, Spears says, "I'm taking classes so I know how to do it!"

The Federline brothers also help out around the house by doing chores, which include washing off their plates after meals, taking out the trash and looking after the family's three dogs. Do they get rewarded? "Preston just asked for a high allowance–like $10 a week or $20 a week–but we'll see!" the singer says.

It's not surprising that her firstborn son with ex-husband Kevin Federline asked to be compensated for his efforts. "Preston is very opinionated, very expressive, and if he doesn't like something, he's going to tell you. But he has a huge heart, he's a good kid and he has manners," the "Piece of Me" singer gushes.

Her younger son, she adds, "is sweet, very soft-spoken, kinda funny. He's adorable—a momma's boy."

Spears' boyfriend, producer Charlie Ebersol, 32, is a hit with the boys. "They relate to him really well and they have fun together," she tells the magazine. "He's refreshing to be around and really light-hearted."

Will Spears walk down the aisle a third time? After a brief marriage to Jason Alexander and an engagement to Jason Trawick, she says, "I would love to. I believe in the fairy tale...Love is a hard one. I don't really understand love as far as relationships. With my kids it's just unconditional, and that's hard to find. It takes two people just loving each other a lot. Unfortunately I haven't been given that in a really long time. I'm not really the person to ask what it takes to get married, but personally for me, it's about loving each other and communicating right and being respectful and more honest."

That being said, Spears tells People, "My kids come first in my life—bottom line."

Between her happy home life and her new single "Pretty Girls" with Iggy Azalea dropping May 5, she adds, "I'm blessed."

Did she ever think she would be this happy? "No, never," she says. "Not in my wildest dreams."

For more from on Spears' family life, pick up the Apr. 6 issue of People, on newsstands Friday.

Britney Spears: I Would 'Love' to Get Married Again

(Pic) Britney Spears opens up about raising sons, date nights with her new man, and whether she'll marry again. Subscribe now for an inside look at the popstar's life now, plus exclusive at-home photos, only in PEOPLE.

So what if Britney Spears hasn't had the best luck in love? The twice-divorced superstar is not ruling out marriage in the future.

"I would love to. I believe in the fairytale," Spears, 33, tells PEOPLE in this week's exclusive cover story.

While she and her boyfriend of six months, producer Charlie Ebersol, 32, are taking things slowly, the singer has a general sense of what it takes for a couple to go the distance.

"I'm not really the person to ask what it take to get married, but personally for me, it's about loving each other and communicating right and being respectful and honest," she says. "It takes two people just loving each other a lot.

Spears acknowledges she's no expert in matters of the heart. "Love is a hard one," she says. "I don't really understand love as far as relationships. With my kids, it's just unconditional and that's hard to find."

Which begs the question: would Spears also consider having more children?

"I would like to have one more," says Spears, who is raising two sons – Sean Preston, 9, and Jayden James, 8 – her kids with ex-husband Kevin Federline. "I am very satisfied with my two boys but maybe in the future."

Spears admits having a daughter would be a blast.

"I would love a mini-me. That would be fun!"

At Home with Britney Spears and Her Boys

(Pic) A hit Las Vegas show. Two happy, rambunctious boys. A hot new boyfriend who adores her. In short: life for Britney Spears has never been better.

“I’m the happiest I’ve ever been,” Spears, 33, tells PEOPLE in this week’s exclusive at-home cover story.

While her long-running Planet Hollywood residency is a big hit — the show has grossed nearly $50 million in ticket sales in a little more than a year — the superstar’s true passion is being a mother to Sean Preston, 9, and Jayden James, 8. “My kids come first in my life, bottom line,” says Spears, who shares parenting duties with her ex-husband, Kevin Federline.

As a hands-on mom, Spears has a lengthy to-do list: play dates, soccer games, gymnastics lessons and up to three hours of homework a night. “Homework is a priority,” she says. “We have a reward system that helps motivate them: if they get so many As, they get one toy a month.”

As the boys grow into “little men,” Spears is relishing their evolving personalities.

“Preston is very opinionated, very expressive, and if he doesn’t like something, he’s going to tell you,” she says. “But he has a huge heart, he’s a good kid and he has manners … Jayden is sweet, very soft-spoken, kinda funny. He’s adorable — a momma’s boy.”

Recently, the kids have taken on chores, including washing off their plates, taking out the trash and helping the family’s three dogs, and Spears is mulling giving them an allowance. “Preston just asked for a high allowance – like $10 a week or $20 a week – but we’ll see!” she says.

Spears’ boyfriend, producer Charlie Ebersol, 32, also pitches in with the kids – and the boys adore him. “They relate to him really well and they have fun together,” says Spears, who started dating Ebersol about six months ago. “He’s refreshing to be around and really light-hearted.”

With her career on a roll – her new single, a collaboration with Iggy Azaelea, drops on May 5 – and her family thriving, Spears says she’s in a “real good place” in her life. She says, “I’m very blessed.”

For more of Spears’ exclusive interview and to see our at-home photo shoot, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

Britney Spears Has a Fangirl Moment with Modern Family's Ed O'Neill

(Pic) This shouldn't surprise anyone on Team Britney: The 33-year-old pop star is a big Ed O'Neill fan.

Spears Tweeted a photo Saturday of her run-in with the Modern Family star, 68. "Fancy running into this guy!" she wrote, adding two Spears-esque emoji (prayer hands and a happy face). "Such a sweetheart!!"

Spears' love of ABC's smash hit sitcom is well-known: In 2012 she called it the "funniest show on TV."

"I know everybody is excited about the Super Bowl, but I personally can't wait to see the next episode of Modern Family!" she tweeted. "Funniest show on TV."

Ed O'Neill has not yet retweeted or replied to Spears' fan photo, because he does not use Twitter. But we're sure he would if he could.

Britney Spears Is "Proud to Be a Bitch" as She Spreads Girl Power on Instagram

(Pic) Give us more of this strong and sassy Britney Spears!

While fans of the "Piece of Me" singer may be used to seeing pictures of her sons or boyfriend Charlie Ebersol on Instagram, the pop superstar decided to switch things up with an empowering quote.

Ladies and gentlemen, we give you a lesson in bitchology courtesy of Ms. Spears.

"Being a bitch means…I stand up for myself and my beliefs. I stand up for those I love," the picture read. "I speak my mind, think my own thoughts or do things my way."

She continued, "I won't allow anyone to step on me. I refuse to tolerate injustice." You're not going to hold this against her, right?

"And if that makes me a Bitch, so be it," she concluded. "I embrace the title and I'm proud to be a Bitch!"

It's just more proof that Spears is happy and in control of her life, which includes family time, sold-out performances at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas and even some new music in the studio.

"I'm gonna do [a new album] slowly but surely," she recently revealed to Billboard magazine. "There's a lot going on with my kids and schools and, you know, adding new sports and stuff like that. I'm gonna try to do my best to do an amazing album, but it's not my full priority right now."

Don't worry, she's gonna "work, bitch." Just give her some time.

Britney Spears Reveals What She's Really Thinking in This Adorable Selfie With Boyfriend Charlie Ebersol

(Pic, Pic2) Britney Spears and her boyfriend Charlie Ebersol are just too cute!

The 33-year-old "Hold It Against Me" singer shared the most adorable photo of herself and her man on Instagram over the weekend. In the cute selfie, the blond beauty flashes a giant smile next to Ebersol, who's doing the same. The cute couple pose outside in a lush garden setting while resting their heads against each other's.

"Cheese! Lol," Spears captioned the adorable PDA selfie.

But wait, there's more.

Brit gave fans an idea of what she was thinking during the impromptu selfie session with some writing on the pic. Above Ebersol's heads reads the phrase, "Smile baby," while over Spears' it says, "Take the damn photo already." LOL!

Speaking of PDA, Spears and Ebersol attended her sons' soccer game on Sunday and were snapped engaging in some pretty precious public displays of affection.

At one point, the lovebirds were snapped holding hands while walking around the field. During the game, the duo sat next to each other and hugged as they watch her boys play. Too cute!

Britney Spears Promises New Music Is Coming 'Slowly But Surely'

(Cover) Two years after Britney Spears released her eighth studio album, all fans can say is "Gimme More!"

But the pop princess – who's currently reigning over Las Vegas with her "Piece of Me" residency at Planet Hollywood – isn't in a rush to make new music.

"I'm gonna do [a new album] slowly but surely," Spears tells Billboard in its latest issue, on newsstands Friday.

Why? The "Perfume" singer remains focused on family: She's raising sons Preston, 9, and Jayden, 8, while selling out shows in Sin City.

"There's a lot going on with my kids and schools and, you know, adding new sports and stuff like that. I'm gonna try to do my best to do an amazing album, but it's not my full priority right now," Spears, 33, explains, laughing. "Kids can drive you crazy."

Until she does hit the studio, we'll be playing "Work Bitch" on loop.

Kevin Federline Recalls ''Whirlwind'' Marriage to Britney Spears, Says ''Co-Parenting Is Going Great''

Kevin Federline is reminiscing about his marriage to Britney Spears!

In a new interview with Access Hollywood, the 36-year-old says he has no regrets about the wild time in his life.

"That time, it's like a whirlwind. You're thrown into this limelight and everything kind of happened," Federline recalled. "It was a good time in my life. We have two beautiful children. The way that everything has turned out, everybody is happy. Co-parenting is going great and I can't complain."

Federline and Spears' sons, Sean and Jayden, are now 9 and 8 respectively. The dancer turned DJ says he and the pop star still interact for the sake of their boys.

"The schedule's kind of been worked out over time. We talk when we need to," Federline dished. "It's always about the boys, it's always mostly school stuff and making sure we stay on top of that. It's going great. I'm in a happy place right now."

"I had to work this weekend and go to Orange County, so they went to Vegas," he added. "And when she has to do something and I need to keep the kids, it just works out well. You have to put your kids first no matter what, that's how I feel."

As for their love lives today, Federline is happily married to Victoria Prince and Spears is currently dating Charlie Ebersol.

You Better Work! Britney Spears Posts Funny Photo from Her Hike

(Pic) Exercise can really drive you crazy.

Britney Spears is spending her break from her Las Vegas show by staying in shape – as the pop princess would put it, "You better work, bitch."

The star shared a photo from a scenic hike Tuesday, and her silly face says it all.

"We (sort of) made it up alive ... lol," Spears, 33, captioned the funny pic of her holding an exhausted brunette who looks like her mom, Lynne.

The "Perfume" singer has been spending plenty of quality time with her family lately, stepping out for lunch with boyfriend Charlie Ebersol and her sons, Sean and Jayden, in late February, and she was spotted watching from the sidelines with Lynne as the boys played soccer over the weekend.

Oops! Britney Spears loses weave during Vegas show

(Video) The show must go on — with or without the weave.

A clip from Britney Spears’ Feb. 27 performance in Las Vegas shows the singer’s extensions weren’t tightly secured to her head.

In the now-viral video, the 33-year-old “Toxic” singer is seen twirling around on stage in a leather outfit when her blond extensions come flying out behind her.

Seemingly unaware of the mishap, Spears, who earns a whopping $475,000 a week performing, kept dancing to the music while fans captured the hair malfunction on camera.

Britney Spears Feels "Very Blessed" for Boyfriend Charlie Ebersol, Says "You Never Know" to Getting Married!

Britney Spears is gushing over her boyfriend Charlie Ebersol!

"I'm very blessed to have him a part of my life," the 33-year-old singer recently told Extra.

The pop star loves her man so much she even has a special vest she wears in concert that reads "I Love Charlie."

"He's like, ‘You're the sweetest girlfriend in the whole world.' He was really happy that I did that. It's kinda cool," Spears said of her namesake costume piece.

So does Spears think she and Ebersol are headed for marriage? "You never know," she teased. "Who knows?"

Spears, who has been dating Ebersol for about five months now now, also opened up about her collaboration with Iggy Azalea.

When asked when their song will finally be released, Spears dished, "You'll have to wait and see. It's really exciting though. It's very cool, I'll say that...I saw her song on TV and I was like a kid in a candy store. I was like, ‘I love Iggy!' I was like, ‘I love that video. I wanna work with her.' And it was really weird, because a week after that her manager was like, ‘She's a huge fan of yours.' I was like, 'Let's do something together,' so it worked out."

We can't wait to hear it!

Britney Spears Poses With Boyfriend Charlie Ebersol and Her Two Sons in Adorable Family Photo

(Pic) What a precious family photo!

Britney Spears took to Instagram earlier today to share an adorable pic of herself with boyfriend Charlie Ebersol and her two sons Sean and Jayden. "Nothing better than family lunches in Vegas!" the 33-year-old singer captioned the sweet snapshot.

The photo features the pop star and her beau flashing giant smiles as she rests her head on his should. Brit and Charlie hold her sons close as they all pose outside a Vegas eatery. Could they look any happier?! Too cute.

Christina Aguilera Does a Perfect Impersonation of Britney Spears

Christina Aguilera Does a Perfect Impersonation of Britney Spears: video.

Britney Spears Reunites With Drive Me Crazy's Melissa Joan Hart!

(Pic) Get ready to freak out, Britney Spears fans!

Last night at her Piece of Me show in Las Vegas, the 33-year-old pop star reunited with her "(You Drive Me) Crazy" music video co-star Melissa Joan Hart (for those of you who don't know, Hart starred in the 1999 film Drive Me Crazy and Spears sang the flick's soundtrack theme song).

After Spears' performance, the longtime pals caught up backstage. In a pic from their reunion, the blond beauties flash giant smiles. The two stars were clearly happy and excited to reconnect almost 15 years after they first met on set.

Hart, who was in town to promote her new kids clothing line King of Harts, took to Instagram before the show to gush over seeing Spears in concert. "Ready to see @britneyspears #workbitch on stage at @PHVegas. #pieceofme #girlsnight #kingofharts," the 38-year-old actress posted.

Back in late 2013, Hart revealed in her memoir that she actually took Spears clubbing during the making of Drive Me Crazy when Spears was underage.

"I devised a plan to sneak her out of her hotel and then take her dancing so she could chill with people closer to her age, if just for one night. Britney loved the idea," Hart recounted. After lying to Spears' bodyguard, they drove to L.A.'s Club Cherry where they were snuck in through the back door. "But once we got inside, Britney got absorbed by the crowd, and I lost her," Hart explains. "At the end of the night, I found her in a private booth with dozens of people kissing her ass as she basked in the attention and down time she'd worked so hard for...Since then, Britney's been snuck in and out of more back doors than I can count, but I shudder to think that I first showed her how it's done."

Britney Spears' Legs Look Long and Lean in Lingerie Ad

(Pic) Britney Spears has a leg up in the lingerie business.

After all, not many women are the designers and models for their own bra and panty collection. One day after the "Perfume" singer shared the first look at her Spring/Summer 2015 intimates collection, the pop star gave a few fans a sneak peek of a second campaign image. "I've got a new @intimatebritney pic I wanna show you guys! First few to RT I'll DM it to first," the pop star, 33, teased via Twitter Thursday.

She later shared the photo with the rest of her 40.7 million followers. "Here it is as promised! New collection #Elvira from @IntimateBritney will be on sale next week!" Spears tweeted.

In the picture, the Grammy winner shows off her long, lean legs and strikes a sultry pose in the window. In addition to wearing a fur-lined robe, she rocks a diamond necklace and black pumps. Loose waves and red lipstick complete the look. Jamie Schneider styled Spears, while Glenn Nutley handled her hair and Melanie Inglessis did the pop princess' makeup.

According to Nutley's Instagram caption, the shoot's theme was "1940's pin-up girl."

Spears and her team nailed it!

This is Spears' second offering; she unveiled her debut lingerie collection in the fall of 2014.

The "Toxic" singer conceived the line in 2012. "It's something I'm very passionate about," Spears told E! News. "The colors are very neutral and natural and feminine and very cool."

And yes, Spears really wears her own designs. "I feel very empowered," she explained. "I feel sensual and I feel sexy. And it's for all different types of sizes, for big women or small women."

"There's a variety," she added.

"It's stuff that you can wear on your own," she told E! News. "You don't have to be with your boyfriend to wear this kind of stuff. It's the kind of stuff that's so comfortable and so light."

Britney Spears Strips Down to a Bra and Panties for Sexy Lingerie Ad: See the Sizzling Pic!

(Pic) Britney Spears is one hot mama!

The 33-year-old singer is stripping down to almost nothing in a super-sexy new lingerie ad for her Intimate Collection line.

In the steamy snapshot, the "Hold It Against Me" singer shows off lots of skin in a skimpy pink bra top and matching panties. The blond beauty flaunts her toned and flat tummy, ample cleavage and all-around hot body while posing in a chair and looking into the distance and away from the camera. Lookin' good, Brit!

Spears launched her Intimate Collection of lingerie last year. "Every woman should feel confident and beautiful in everything she puts on," the princess of pop said last summer. "My vision for The Intimate Britney Spears is to create pieces that are sexy, luxurious, and comfortable at the same time."

The mother of two has starred in other sexy ads for the line as well.

In other Britney news, Spears was among the latest celebs to participate in Jimmy Kimmel's "Mean Tweets" skit. Brit's funny insult in the clip? "The weather in New York City right now is like a young Britney Spears: pretty hot, kinda gross."


Britney Spears Reads Jimmy Kimmel Live!'s Mean Tweets

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Charlie Ebersol: Girlfriend Britney Spears 'Drives Me to Be Better'

She's a globally adored pop star with a residence in Las Vegas. He's an award-winning TV producer who's worked with everyone from NFL greats to the First Lady. So how do Britney Spears and boyfriend Charlie Ebersol make their relationship work with such busy schedules?

"We're homebodies," Ebersol, 32, tells PEOPLE. "The thing that I learned from my parents [longtime NBC exec Dick Ebersol and actress Susan Saint James] was no matter how busy you are, home base is the single most important thing. As long as you're centering back to home base and that's the strongest magnet in your life, that everything else is okay."

Spears, 33, and Ebersol – who recently teamed up with Michelle Obama to advocate for veterans – began dating in the fall.

"The best part of this relationship is when we spend time together," says Ebersol, who says one of their best date nights was a New Year's Eve in.

"We were getting pulled in a thousand different directions, and my favorite thing in the world – besides her – is hot chocolate," he says. "She just said, 'Let's just get hot chocolate and hang out.' That was a perfect night for me. If that's the rest of my life, then A) I will have emulated my parents, and B) I will be a very happy man."

Since news of their relationship broke, the pair have been spending more and more time together, from spending Christmas with her sons – Sean Preston, 9, and Jayden, 8 – to celebrating each others' birthdays together.

For Ebersol's 32nd birthday in December, Spears got her beau an adorable (not to mention extravagant!) cake and took him horseback riding.

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, is Brit's boy nervous?

"She out-gunned me so dramatically on my birthday cake!" Ebersol says, joking: "Now I've got to gear up. I am very busy at work. Now I have a second job, which is figuring out how to keep up with her!"

And while the pair have remained fiercely private aside from the occasional social media post, Ebersol says Spears has had quite an impact on him. Having worked on positive reality shows like The Wanted and documentaries including NFL Characters Unite, the writer-producer says Spears inspires him every day.

"Honestly, the way that she treats people does make you look in the mirror and question how much you're really giving to other people. Because she is a person who leads with her heart and treats people around her – who she knows and who she doesn't know – better than you or I," he says.

"So it drives me every morning to want to get up and be better … It motivates me."

Britney Spears Flaunts Killer Bikini Bod While Practicing for the US Olympic Swim Team (but Not Really)

Britney Spears Flaunts Killer Bikini Bod While Practicing for the US Olympic Swim Team (but Not Really): Video.

Britney Spears Spends New Year's Eve with Boyfriend Charlie Ebersol ... and Hot Cocoa!

Britney Spears Spends New Year's Eve with Boyfriend Charlie Ebersol ... and Hot Cocoa!: video.

Britney Spears in the Running for Girlfriend of the Year: She Got Charlie Ebersol Horses for His Birthday!

(Pic) If Charlie Ebersol didn't get that pony he wanted as a little boy...

Britney Spears to the rescue!

The writer-producer's girlfriend showed off the equestrian-tailored gift she bought him for his recent 32nd birthday on Twitter, writing, "Birthday horses for the birthday boy" and sharing pics of both of them taking a turn around the stable. (Of course, there's always the chance that she just took him riding, but...probably not.) Charlie also looked super-happy—and, not to mention, handsome—with his present, all smiles in his holiday cardigan.

And if two horses seems like a rather extragavant gift for a beau of barely two months, remember, this couple really seemed to hit the ground galloping.

E! News was first to report in early November that these two were an item. A couple days later, Britney called the new man in her life a "special someone."

Back when they were an even greener couple, Charlie personally designed a cake for Britney's 33rd birthday on Dec. 2, carrying out his vision at celeb baker Duff Goldman's Duff's Cakemix. But while he may have won that battle...

"I believe it's clear I won the birthday cake war!" Britney bragged alongside a pic of a pretty darn awesome movie-themed cake that featured pics of both she and Charlie and famous silver-screen couples (we spied Richard Gere and Julia Roberts and Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh) encircling the two-tiered confection like a roll of film.

The finishing tough: a sprinkling of popcorn.

Can't they just call it a draw and admit that both of them had equally superb birthdays this year?

But even though his girlfriend apparently has quite the competitive side, Charlie appreciates the whole package.

"My personal life is my personal life, but I will say this: If I had not gone through what I've gone through, I would not have been prepared to be in a relationship of any kind, much less in one with someone like Britney, who has the enormous heart that she does," he told People earlier this month.

Britney Spears Posts Sweet Family Christmas Photo with New Boyfriend Charlie Ebersol

Britney Spears Posts Sweet Family Christmas Photo with New Boyfriend Charlie Ebersol: Pic.

Britney Spears Is the Best Santa Ever as She Treats Her Growing Sons to Amazing Gifts

(Pic) Sometimes, presents just can't wait until Christmas morning!

Such was the case for Britney Spears and her two sons who were treated to a few special gifts Wednesday night.

Before Santa Claus came down the chimney, the "Piece of Me" singer let Sean Preston and Jayden open one very important item.

So what was it? Totally awesome skateboards!

"'Twas the night before Christmas!" Spears wrote on Twitter as her boys posed in front of the Christmas tree looking more than pleased with their new gifts.

Just two months ago, the proud mom showed off her sons' hobby that doesn't involve singing or dancing.

Instead, Spears revealed Preston is quite the fan of skateboarding as he demonstrated a few tricks of his own.

"Preston landing his first board slide!" she captioned on Instagram with a video showing off an impressive stunt. "So proud"

And while her handsome boys may be perfectly content with their new rides, it looks like Santa has a few more items under the tree for Christmas morning.

That's what you get for being good in 2014!

Britney Spears -- My Women's Health Cover is the Real Deal ... Here's Proof!

(Video) Britney Spears looks ... different on the cover of Women's Health Magazine, and while many people suspect a Photoshop job -- TMZ has obtained video that shows that's probably not the case.

Sources involved with the photoshoot tell TMZ ... Britney's facial changes can be attributed to a makeup technique called "contouring" ... which accounts for her slimmer nose and more defined cheek bones.

Check out the video ... she looks exactly the same on set as she does in print.

It really is Britney, bitch.

Charlie Ebersol on Britney Spears, His Shocking Past and Inspiring Others

Charlie Ebersol may be receiving a lot of attention of late as the new boyfriend of Britney Spears, but Ebersol has quite a story of his own to tell.

PEOPLE spoke with the 31-year-old writer, producer and entrepreneur – whose parents are Saturday Night Live co-creator and NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol and actress Susan Saint James – who co-founded The Company, an entertainment business that creates TV shows for cable and network channels. The Company also produced the heartwarming documentary NFL Characters Unite (airing Feb. 6, 2015 at 7 p.m. ET) on the USA Network.

Ebersol's 4th annual NFL Characters Unite, which counts the YMCA as a partner, profiles NFL stars as they share deeply personal stories of overcoming prejudice, bullying and discrimination, with the goal of helping young people facing similar challenges.

This year's documentary features Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (who struggled to cope without a father in his life), Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles (who battled to conquer a debilitating stutter), Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams (whose career was nearly sidelined after losing a loved one in the war in Iraq) and 2014 Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl champion cornerback Richard Sherman (who fought to escape gang violence).

Tell us about NFL Characters Unite

Four years ago, we set up a show with USA Network and the NFL, and the idea was simple: I was struck by the number of professional athletes who have overcome obstacles in their lives – be it bullying, discrimination, domestic abuse. I got close to a couple of NFL players, and I said to them, "You can connect with kids in your community. You can change lives." We pair NFL players with kids in their teams' hometowns who are going through the exact same obstacle as the players went through.

How have you seen lives impacted and changed by this interaction?

This year, we really began to see the effects on kids who met their NFL counterparts four years ago. One of the players checks in with his mentee every single week. You never expect an NFL player – celebrity athletes who are millionaires – to have gone through these battles. That's why it works. When you meet someone who's very successful, they're usually all in on something. This has become a religion to the players.

Why is this project so personally meaningful to you?

I was bullied very badly in high school. ... I was a very successful kid. I sold my first company at a young age. There was a lot of misplaced rage in high school towards me. My brothers and sisters identified it as bullying, but I didn't at the time. What was amazing to me was I started feeling I wasn't worthy of being loved … I ended up blocking this from my memory. It wasn't until I was saying to my brother [Willie, who directed NFL Characters Unite], "I couldn't imagine ever being bullied," and he said, "You lived this!" It all came back in a flood.

This is also meaningful to me because this is the 10-year anniversary of the Nov. 28, 2004, plane crash that claimed the lives of everyone but me and my father, who I pulled from the wreckage … My little brother was 14 when he died in the crash, and I remember [NBA legend] Bill Walton coming up to me at the funeral and saying, "You now carry the responsibility of two lives. How do you want that responsibility to live through you?" It was profound. In the face of things like this, I still had to remember I was blessed. The mission of my company is to bring three things to the world through entertainment: joy, happiness, and change. We must believe our precious time is being used to make a product worth more than anything else we could be doing. I had everything, but I had to work hard to find love.

Which leads in to the obvious question: You have found love with Britney Spears. Can you share what you love most about her?

My personal life is my personal life, but I will say this: If I had not gone through what I've gone through, I would not have been prepared to be in a relationship of any kind, much less in one with someone like Britney, who has the enormous heart that she does. I can't imagine. Everybody deserves to be loved. My hope is that lesson shines forth in this documentary, and in life.

Britney Spears Covers Women's Health in Neon Bikini, Shows Off Her Amazing Abs

Britney Spears Is the Best Santa Ever as She Treats Her Growing Sons to Amazing GiftsWhoa, mama!

Britney Spears covers the January-February 2015 issue of Women's Health, and the mom of two is showing off her famed abs in a teeny-weeny neon two-piece. (Still there? Check. More toned than ever? Double check.) This isn't the 33-year-old's first body-baring magazine cover, of course: Just last year, Brit fronted the June issue of Shape in a strappy white bikini.

In Women's Health, Spears opens up about her diet habits, daily fitness routine (personal diary included) and what motivates her to stay fit.

"After I had Jayden, it was real easy for me to get back in shape," she revealed. "But five years later, I started noticing changes in my body. My hips are a little bit wider because I've had kids. So it was crucial for me to be continuous with my exercise."

So what is Britney's weekly fitness routine like? The star loves dancing for cardio, taking Totally Drenched classes and swimming laps for half-hour intervals. She also stays toned by doing light weights, cardio and power yoga. All this, by the way, without a personal trainer.

"Daily exercise is important for me both mentally and physically," Spears tells the magazine. "I don't mind working out. Trainers keep you motivated, but I didn't have a problem being motivated."

Brit keeps her snacks on the light and energy-boosting side with Nut Thins and "any kind of fruit." As for indulgences, the singer loves treating herself to sushi and sweet tea. (Ah, still a Louisiana girl at heart.)

Back in August, the star posted a teaser of the sexy, ab-tastic shoot on Instagram: "Amazing amazing shoot with @jefflipsky today! Been working hard this summer," she wrote alongside the snapshot.

As for us? We're taking this photo of Britney's tight abs as the ultimate body motivator for 2015.

Britney Spears' Birthday Cake Personally Designed by Boyfriend Charlie Ebersol—Get the Details!

(Pic) Britney Spears' new boyfriend just scored a whole lot of brownie points in our book!

As the "Circus" and "Toxic" singer turned 33 Tuesday, fans witnessed Brit Brit enjoy a special day filled with family, friends and one delicious birthday cake.

What fans may not know is the fact that Spears' special dessert was personally designed and decorated by new boyfriend Charlie Ebersol.

"Charlie has been a longtime client of Duff's Cakemix and he wanted to specifically design this for her from him," a source exclusively revealed to E! News. "Every detail came straight from his creative, sweet brain."

Made inside the do-it-yourself cake decorating studio at Duff's Cakemix near Los Angeles, the tasty dessert featured Duff Goldman's famous confetti cake mix and a whole lot of love from its creator.

"Charlie is a sweetheart. He put a lot of time and thought into this," a source shared. "You can see from the pictures Britney sent out that the colors were pinks and golds and blacks. It was all his creation!"

Nicely done, Charlie!

As it turns out, the birthday cake was the icing on an already perfect day.

When not receiving thousands of messages from her biggest fans including sister Jamie Lynn Spears, the Las Vegas headliner was able to enjoy her day with sons Sean Preston and Jayden.

"Thx for all the wonderful birthday wishes today, everyone!" she tweeted as her boys wrote "Happy Birthday" in the sand. "And of course thank u to these 2 cuties for theirs."

It's safe to say Britney is a very "lucky" girl!

Britney Spears Brings Boyfriend Charlie Ebersol and Her Two Sons Together for Thanksgiving Weekend

(Pic) Looks like Britney Spears is ready to take her relationship to the next level!

Less than one month after E! News exclusively confirmed the "Piece of Me" singer was dating producer and writer Charlie Ebersol, the twosome spent part of their Thanksgiving weekend together with a few special people.

Turns out Brit's new man is hanging out with her two sons!

"So grateful for family time this weekend," she wrote on Twitter while playing down by the ocean water. "[Love] my boys."

In the sweet snapshot, Ebersol carries his special lady in hopes that she will avoid any contact with the water. Meanwhile, Sean Preston and Jayden were close by and not afraid to get their feet a little wet. What a cute family, right?

After breaking up with David Lucado at the end of the summer, Spears has never looked happier with her new man.

In addition to sweet selfies and adorable date nights, those closest to the couple can't help but notice the sparks between the pair.

"He is the sweetest guy ever and they are very much enjoying getting to know one another," a source told E! News when describing the singer's latest romance. "They are both very happy and having fun."

Looks like this holiday season could be extra special for the pop star!

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Britney Spears' New Man Gets a Stamp of Approval from Her Family

Britney Spears isn't the only one smitten with her new boyfriend, writer and producer, Charlie Ebersol.

Her family is also very happy with the new romance. "He does well financially and is very private," says a Spears source. "They don't have to worry about whether he is using Britney."

And although the relationship is new he has already met her sons, Preston, 9, and Jayden, 8.

Ebersol – whose parents are Dick Ebersol, Saturday Night Live co-creator and former NBC Sports chairman, and actress Susan Saint James, star of the '80s sitcom Kate & Allie – started his own production company at 27. "He is driven, smart and ambitious," says a source.

Ebersol and Spears met through a friend and the pop star appears grateful for that introduction. During Britney Day in Las Vegas on Nov. 5 she referred to him as her special someone. And according to a source, "she has been in the best mood" since meeting Ebersol and "finds him cute and funny."

Britney Spears -- New Boyfriend Signed Confidentiality Agreement Before Meeting Her

Britney Spears' new boyfriend is no different from anyone else who interacts with her ... he had to sign a confidentiality agreement before he even laid eyes on her.

Sources connected to Britney tell TMZ ... Britney and Charlie Ebersol met through mutual friends and their first date was a lunch. But before they broke bread -- before their first face-to-face -- the singer's dad did what he does with everyone ... he insisted Charlie sign the NDA.

We're told it wasn't awkward at all. Charlie knew the NDA was SOP for anyone who enters Britney's world.

We're told Charlie -- a 31-year-old TV producer whose dad is sports media legend/"SNL" co-creator Dick Ebersol and mom is actress Susan St. James -- is taking the NDA seriously and is saying NOTHING about his relationship.

We're told although Britney and Charlie are dating, it's not "serious yet." Good news for Charlie ... everyone in Britney's camp really likes him.

By the way, in case Charlie gets tempted ... there are "severe" penalties for violating the NDA.

Britney Spears Looks So Happy While Posing With New Boyfriend Charlie Ebersol

(Pic) Somebody can't stop smiling!

Less than a week after E! News exclusively reported Britney Spears had a new man in her life, the "Circus" singer headed to social media to share a new couple's picture.

Flashing her pearly whites for the camera, Spears posted an adorable selfie with boyfriend Charlie Ebersol onto her Instagram with a simple heart emoji.

Based on Ebersol's classy look that featured a collared shirt and knit sweater, perhaps these two were headed on a little date night this weekend.

So what's the deal with Hollywood's newest (and possibly cutest) couple?

E! News can confirm the twosome has been seeing each other for a few weeks now and really enjoy each other's company.

"They met through friends," a source told E! News. "He is the sweetest guy ever and they are very much enjoying getting to know one another. They are both very happy and having fun."

The new relationship comes just two months after Spears broke up with David Lucado. She later confirmed her new relationship status by writing, "Ahhh the single life!"

A new man, however, won't stop Spears from focusing on her music career. The Planet Hollywood Resort performer continues to pull out all the stops at her Las Vegas residency gig.

In fact, she was able to celebrate Britney Spears Day last Wednesday in the heart of the strip.

As to what's next for Spears in the love department? Time will only tell!

"It's just the beginning so no idea if it will become serious," a source told E! News. "But right now, they are having a lot of fun together."

Keep that smile on, Britney!

Britney Spears Calls New Beau Charlie Ebersol 'Special'

Britney Spears has made it official: she's back on the dating scene and loving it.

On Wednesday, the singer opened up about her budding new romance with producer and writer Charlie Ebersol, 31.

"Yes, there is a special someone," she told Extra as she received the key to the Las Vegas Strip.

"It's very new."

Earlier in the week, a source told PEOPLE the pair "are taking it slow" as Spears continues her "Piece of Me" show at Planet Hollywood. Ebersol, who is the son of Saturday Night Live co-founder Dick Ebersol, has been mum about the relationship, though he is following the singer on Twitter. (Oh, if those DMs could talk!)

Besides her busy love life, Spears is continuing her successful residency, which recently added additional dates.

“I consider [Las Vegas] my second home," Spears told the crowd Wednesday, which had been dubbed "Britney Day" in her honor. For every ticket purchased for her show, one dollar will be donated to the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.

As for marriage and more kids?

"I'd like to have more kids, settle down ... have kids – maybe twins – and get married," Spears said last year.

"That would be nice."

Britney Spears Is Dating Charlie Ebersol!

Britney Spears has a new man in her life!

E! News can confirm that the 32-year-old pop star is dating producer and writer Charlie Ebersol, the son of veteran TV producer and co-creator of Saturday Night Live Dick Ebersol. The hot new couple have been seeing each other for a few weeks.

"They met through friends," a source tells E! News of Spears and Ebersol. "He is the sweetest guy ever and they are very much enjoying getting to know one another. They are both very happy and having fun. It's just the beginning so no idea if it will become serious but right now they are having a lot of fun together."

Spears' new romance comes just over two months after her breakup from boyfriend David Lucado. The singer and Lucado began dating in early 2013.

Prior to that, Spears was engaged to ex Jason Trawick for more than a year. The duo broke off their engagement in January 2013. "Jason and I have decided to call off our engagement," Spears said in a statement at the time. "I'll always adore him and we will remain great friends."

Trawick added, "As this chapter ends for us a new one begins. I love and cherish her and her boys [Sean Preston and Jayden] and we will be close forever."

As for Ebersol, who has previously been romantically linked to Maria Sharapova and Sophia Bush, one of his most recent accomplishments was his 2013 TV series The Moment, which helped men and women get a second chance on their career dreams. The Moment was a special project for Ebersol, who got a second chance on life after a 2004 plane crash that killed his younger brother Teddy and left him and his father with severe injuries.

Back in April 2013, Ebersol opened up about the terrifying event, telling the Today show, "When the plane crashed, I was so angry. I wasn't scared or sad...I was going to lose out on the opportunity to do all these things I loved that I wasn't doing."

Congrats, you two!

Britney Spears had time to dress as a nerd for Halloween

(Pic1, Pic2) Britney Spears may be very busy with her shows in Las Vegas, but she still had time to get in costume as a nerd for Halloween.

But even with thick glasses, braces, a checkered shirt, bow tie and long socks, she looked cute.

Britney was spotted at Beacher’s Madhouse at the MGM in Vegas on Halloween with her dancers and cast after her “Piece of Me” concert.

We’re also told that earlier in the night, before her show, Britney had taken her boys Jayden and Sean trick-or-treating with her mother, Lynne Spears.

Britney Spears Gets Her Own Holiday on Nov. 5!

For some people, every day is Britney Spears day. But for the city of Las Vegas, it's officially on Nov. 5.

Caesars Entertainment announced Thursday that the "Perfume" singer will soon get a dedicated day and receive a key to the Las Vegas Strip during what it's calling "Britney Day." Beginning at 8 a.m., the first 100 people who can prove that they, too, are named Britney will be given two tickets to Spears' Piece of Me concert at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, plus a ride aboard the High Roller observation wheel.

Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak will present Spears with her official proclamation.

During Spears' appearance, they will also have access to a priority viewing area for "Britneys" only.

"Britneys" can line up beginning at 6 a.m. outside the Wheel House Charter Group entrance at The LINQ. Caesars' "Britney Day" festivities will officially kick off at the LINQ Promenade later that night at 5:30.

Guests of all ages are invited to attend the event, though concertgoers need to be at least 6 years old to see Spears' show. People who are ages 15 years and younger will need to be accompanied by an adult.

"What an honor!!" Spears, 32, tweeted. "Can't wait to celebrate with you Vegas. See y'all there??"

Spears' Piece of Me residency has been a success since it started in December 2013. In fact, she was recently given a raise—the "Hold It Against Me" singer will now earn an estimated $1 million a week!

Britney Spears makes $1 million a week in Vegas

Las Vegas and Britney Spears are a match made in heaven.

The “Toxic” singer has gotten a raise from $310,000 a show to $475,000 a show for her residency, putting her just a thousand bucks a concert behind Sin City’s top moneymaker, Celine Dion, TMZ reports.

Spears’ camp renegotiated her contract 50 shows into her record-breaking residency at Planet Hollywood. Her original contract was worth $29.76 million, the website reports.

The 32-year-old will be performing a total of 140 shows over two years at Planet Hollywood versus the 96 she was allotted before.

In total, including her side projects, sources told TMZ that Spears is getting around $1 million deposited in her account weekly.

Spears and Dion have new competition, though, as it was revealed on Wednesday morning that Jennifer Lopez is about to sign a two-year, $26.3 million residency deal in Vegas. But J.Lo would only be earning $350,000 a show — $125,000 less per concert than Spears makes.

Mario Lopez had a fling with Britney Spears

Britney Spears just might be the “mega pop star” Mario Lopez had a one-night stand with years ago but has refused to name.

Multiple sources told Us Weekly that Spears is the gal Lopez refers to in his newly published memoir, “Just Between Us,” describing a drunken night in Las Vegas when “a lot of laughing” turned to “dancing and more dancing” before “we threw caution to the wind.”

“As they say, one thing definitely let to another,” Lopez wrote of his encounter with “a certain mega pop star who shall remain nameless.”

He noted that he and the starlet were both single at the time.

In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres this month, the “Extra” host said the fling happened “maybe six, seven years ago, eight years ago.”

The “Toxic” singer, 32, and then-husband Kevin Federline, 36, broke up in 2006.

Lopez, 41, tied the knot with Courtney Mazza in 2012, following his short-lived 2004 marriage to Ali Landry, which ended after he cheated on her.

A request for comment from Spears’ rep was not immediately returned.

Oops! Britney Spears' Nipples Poke Through Her Shirt (Again) as She Heads to the Gym

(Pic, Pic2) Well, it is officially fall...

Britney Spears was photographed heading to gym on Wednesday in Thousand Oaks, Calif., where she was snapped showing off a bit more than she bargained for (at least, we presume) as her nipples were seen poking through her sheer black tank top.

Hey, it happens to the best of us.

But considering it was 86 degrees in Thousand Oaks yesterday afternoon, we simply think BritBrit is in need of a better sports bra since her fitted tank left no room for flaws and highlighted the singer's famously flat tummy.

The blond beauty, who recently chopped off her locks and appears to be loving her new short 'do, teamed her workout top with pink and gray Lululemon shorts that showed off her toned and trim gams as well as black tennis shoes. She carried a SmartWater in hand and added a necklace to her workout wear, sporting a pair of reflective aviator shades as a male companion who appeared to be a bodyguard carried her cream handbag.

With the exception of the minor wardrobe malfunction, the trip to the gym appeared to be an otherwise normal excursion for the star, who is incredibly dedicated to her fitness routine.

And she's got another great reason to be amping up those workouts, as it was recently announced that the pop star's Las Vegas residency and Piece of Me show has been extended for another two years.

This isn't the first time the 32-year-old singer has been unexpectedly papped with her nipples poking through her shirt.

Back in June, Spears stepped out in to the hot summer sun following a sweat sesh in L.A. and was seemingly still feeling the effects of the gym's cranked-up A.C.

The mother of two has most recently been busying promoting her new lingerie line, Intimate Britney Spears, while looking stunning at every public appearance.

Safe to say the semi-sheer tank may have been more appropriate for that audience.

Britney Spears: Who Needs Men When There Are Bathtubs and Books?

(Video) Britney Spears has been shaking things up in every department lately: She’s launched a lingerie line, publicly put her cheating boyfriend in his place, gotten a cute new “breakover” bob and now she’s declaring she doesn’t see the need for a man in her life — or any woman’s life! — at all. Read on for all the scoop on this sassy new Brit.

While in Denmark on her The Intimate Britney Spears world tour, the pop star was asked what message she’d like to send to ladies with her lingerie. And it was very simple, Spears said: “I would like to send: for women to feel more confident and to be more loving to themselves. I don’t think you need a man in this world anymore, I think you just need yourself and a little love and a bath. That’s what this lingerie’s all about.”

She added that she wanted this message to be universal to all her fans. “I feel like it’s important to be able to connect with all sizes of women in the world, for them to not feel alone and to know that every size is beautiful,” she said. “Part of being a woman is to feel sexy and to feel loved and cherished. My line kind of does that for them.”

Most surprising of all to us? Spears’s favorite reason to get into her fancy lingerie. “I’m not always confident, but when I do feel confident, I have something that I really love on that makes me express myself in a confident way, that I feel really comfortable with,” she said. “At night, when I’m alone, if I want to read a book and have one of my pieces on, like a Buttercup or Ambrosia, I’ll put one of those on and it just makes me feel really sexy and sassy.”

Britney Spears Shares an ''Intimate'' Photo From Private Plane-But It's Not What You Think!

(Pic, Pic2) Britney Spears has been enjoying her time overseas as she promotes her new lingerie collection, Intimate Britney Spears.

And while she's been busy showing off her foray into the world of, ahem, evening attire, the 32-year-old singer has been mixing business with pleasure to keep things interesting.

Case in point? She's showing off her silly side in several of her latest Twitpics.

In the first of her adorable snapshots, BritBrit took off her polka dot pumps during a sit-down chat with several reporters, including one very tall man!

She stood alongside him and joked, "Me & the Norwegian giant!"—highlighting their enormous high difference.

And then in a follow-up photo, Spears posed in a photo making a funny face on what appears to be a private plane.

Her newly cropped hair was twisted into Pippi Longstocking-esque pigtails (in keeping with her theme of the day, of course!) in the super candid shot.

"THE intimate Britney Spears," she wrote as the caption, a clear play on words relating back to the brand of her intimate apparel.

The pop star looked as cute as can be playing with her shortened hairdo and extra comfortable snuggling up to several pillows and a navy blanket for her flight.

Even at the top of her game, Spears still knows how to have fun and not take things too seriously!

Britney Spears Got a Bob!

(Pic) Britney Spears is a woman of many hairstyles. In this year alone, she’s been brunette, platinum and red. She’s had bangs, braids and buns, but she hasn’t been short in years — and that all changed today!

The pop star, who is promoting her lingerie line The Intimate Britney Spears, has been on a global tour looking remarkably chic and pulled-together in a series of jumpsuits and fitted sheaths. Her hair has been worn long, loose and wavy or pulled into a mega-I Dream of Jeannie-style pony. Which is why this latest look threw us for a curve.

Spears appeared at the Oberhausen, Germany, launch of her line wearing a chic white pantsuit offset by her chin-length bob. And while yes, we’re sure extension removal was involved in the making of the new do, this is still the shortest she’s been in years, meaning that scissors and a stylist were also involved.

She also looked to have gotten a more all over light blonde look with some dark undertones to frame her face along with the new cut.

Of course, Spears could be sporting extensions by tomorrow, but we’re really loving this sleek new stage of her hair evolution. And who knows — if she sends her stylist’s number to Kate along with the whole lingerie collection, we could see the Duchess joining Brit on the bob train any day now.

Britney Spears Wants Kate Middleton to Wear Her Lingerie, Plans to Send Duchess Entire Collection

Britney Spears is currently traveling to promote her new lingerie line—Intimate Britney Spears—having most recently made an appearance across the pond in London where she turned heads in a navy jumpsuit as she showcased the collection.

And while each individual intimate story (yes, the various lines, including Buttercup, Angelica and 10 additional collections are all called stories) are all currently available online for a fairly reasonable price, the pop princess has one high-profile client in mind, with a regal resume to boot, that she hopes will don her frilly bras and panties.

Any guesses as to whom?

Kate Middleton!

"I would love to see Kate in my underwear designs," the 32-year-old singer told reporters (per Vanity Fair) at the London debut of her lingerie line. "That would be splendid. I'm going to send her one of every piece. So she'll have plenty to choose from."

Who knew Spears is such a big fan of the Duchess of Cambridge?!

The newly single songstress added that she would love to see fellow pop star Gwen Stefani sport her designs as well. "I'd love to see Gwen Stefani modeling my collection," the blond beauty shared. "I think she's very cool and sexy."

Meanwhile, Spears stunned at the event in a wide-leg jumpsuit with a plunging neckline and a tie at the waist. She teamed the trendy ensemble with a stack of gold bracelets and a long gold necklace chain while wearing her hair in soft, feathered waves.

"Every woman should feel confident and beautiful in everything she puts on," Britney said in a statement upon the announcement of her new lingerie line. "My vision for The Intimate Britney Spears is to create pieces that are sexy, luxurious, and comfortable at the same time."

Britney's pieces are currently available online, with prices ranging from $17 to $79.

Britney Spears and Jimmy Fallon Weigh the Pros and Cons of Dating Britney Spears

(Video) Eat your heart out, David Lucado.

After Britney Spears debuted her lingerie collection, The Intimate Britney Spears, during New York Fashion Week Tuesday, the 32-year-old "Womanizer" singer made a surprise appearance on NBC's The Tonight Show. Host Jimmy Fallon welcomed his celebrity guest to a standing ovation from the audience.

Looking red hot in a Rhea Costa jumpsuit, the recently single pop star joined Fallon stage to weigh the "Pros and Cons of Dating Britney Spears." Before the segment began, however, the 39-year-old comic felt the need to fill Spears in on some news. "I want to mention something fun we did earlier," he said. "You're out there in the dating pool. You're looking for Mr. Right. Here at The Tonight Show we're all about making love connections, so before the show you did something cool. You let us sign you up for the dating app Tinder." Spears appeared to be out of the loop, but Fallon confirmed her profile is real.

"I want to stress, Britney had nothing to do with this," Fallon told the audience. "This was our idea. But she has the password now and it is her profile. She can do whatever she wants with it...If you guys are on Tinder and want to date Britney Spears, just look for her profile and swipe right. That means good!"

How does Spears feel about joining Tinder?

"I'm thrilled," she joked.

Watch the clip now to see Spears and Fallon debate the "Pros and Cons of Dating Britney Spears!"

Britney Spears Threatens Porn Star -- I'm So Rich, I'll Destroy You!

Britney Spears' people are trying to bully the woman with whom her boyfriend cheated ... by threatening she's so rich and powerful she'll destroy the woman if she blabs.

It's pretty shocking ... Britney's legal team sent a nasty letter to Cali Lee ... warning her that Brit's former BF David Lucado signed a confidentiality agreement with Britney, and anything he told Cali during their affair must be kept secret.

Here's the thing ... it's BS. Cali is NOT bound by some confidentiality agreement David signed. Period. And Cali's lawyer has told his client she can say what she wants.

In the letter, obtained by TMZ, the lawyer writes, "Rest assured that our client has the resources and the resolve to pursue this matter no matter what the financial cost or outlay in time."

Translation ... her lawyers are gonna get rich off of this.

Britney Spears Reveals Her Perfect First Date

Britney Spears is lookin' for love.

The newly single pop princess recently broke up with her boyfriend of about 18 months David Lucado after he was apparently caught on tape making out with another woman.

"Well, by now everyone knows my boyfriend cheated on me," Spears said during her Las Vegas show shortly after the split. "But the best part of breaking up is going on first dates."

She added, "OMG, OMG, I need a hot guy. Where are the hot guys here tonight?"

So what's Brit's idea of a perfect first date?

"The perfect first date is going to the beach and having a picnic and going home and watching a really cool movie and then a great first kiss," she told me exclusively today at the launch of her Intimate Britney Spears lingerie line at the New York Public Library.

So sweet, don't ya think?

In much steamier news, the lingerie launch today included a presentation on stage of about a dozen looks from the collection, which ranged from innocent looking silk pajamas to much friskier barely there thongs and bras.

"I feel very empowered," Spears said of wearing the line. "I feel sensual and I feel sexy. And it's for all different types of sizes, for big women or small women. There's a variety."

The collection has been in the making for about two years, but Spears has been thinking about it for over a decade after a visit to a lingerie boutique in London. "It's something I'm very passionate about," Spears said. "The colors are very neutral and natural and feminine and very cool."

What else did I learn from talking to Britney?

She wants to do more movies, her next album will come out in a year or two ("I'm taking it very slow," she said) and she wants work with Katy Perry again.

The two had a small collaboration when Perry provided some secret background tracks on "Ooh La La," Spears' song on the Smurfs 2 soundtrack.

"I think she's just electric," Spears said of the "Firework" singer. "Her hair is always a different color. She's so flamboyant. I love that energy. I think it's contagious."

Spears jetted back to her residency in Las Vegas after the Intimate event. She also has some planning to do because her sons' birthdays are coming up on Sept. 12—Sean turns 9 and Jayden will be 8. "

"They're great," she said of her boys. "We're doing a huge skateboarding party."

Britney Spears: I Would 'Possibly' Join Tinder

For those wary of the online dating world, just think: you may be one swipe away from a romance with a superstar.

Newly single Britney Spears has dating on her radar – and she is open to all the possibilities of how to find her next big love.

During a chat with PEOPLE at Tuesday's presentation of her lingerie collection, The Intimate Britney Spears, in New York, Spears, 32, said she hasn't closed the door on a cyberspace connection.

"Maybe!" Spears says of joining the league of celebrities swiping right on the dating app Tinder. "Who knows? Possibly."

One thing she's sure of: what she's looking for in a man.

"I like a guy to be just really sweet," Spears adds. "Really sweet and to make me laugh: Those are the two main things that are important to being with someone."

But with or without a plus one, she doesn't need anyone else to make her feel sexy.

"I think with our world, [dressing up in lingerie for a man] is probably culturally what you're expected to do. But normally, I wear it alone in bed, with myself, and I'm happy," Spears says. "It's empowering for a girl to do that alone!"

The pop star split with boyfriend David Lucado in August over his alleged infidelity and is clearly moving on.

At a recent show during her residency in Las Vegas, Spears told the crowd: "The best thing about being cheated on is I get to go on more first dates."

Crossroads Reunion! Co-Stars Britney Spears and Zoe Saldana Fly Cross Country to New York City

(Pic) The cross-country traveling continues!

In 2002, Britney Spears and Zoe Saldana went on a post-graduate road trip in Crossroads. On Monday, the co-stars caught the same flight from L.A. to New York City. Uh, Taryn Manning, where were you?!

Spears, 32, attempted to keep a low profile by wearing a hat, dark sunglasses and an oversized sweater. Saldana, 36, dressed her growing baby bump in a striped top. She completed her look with yoga pants.

It's unknown if the pop star and the pregnant actress interacted in the sky.

In recent years, however, Saldana has repeatedly said nice things about the "Perfume" singer. In 2011, she told The Daily Beast that she had been on Spears' side since "...Baby One More Time." According to Saldana, her co-star "had the most amazing energy and was always positive and a very discreet person. We were young, too, and got to make a movie about three friends on a road trip. It was so much fun!"

When the Avatar star appeared on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live in December 2013, she said it had been "years" since she spoke to Spears. "On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate her acting chops?" host Andy Cohen asked. Calling the musician "very good," Saldana replied, "I would say a 6, 7, 8-ish."

"Britney's a very beautiful human being," Saldana told Allure in June 2013. "After I worked with her, I realized that there was a reason why she was the most popular pop artist over so many other pop artists at that time who were more talented, had better voices. And it was because of her heart, her soul."

The Guardians of the Galaxy star defended Spears' talents on Watch What Happens Live in August 2014 after an unedited version of "Alien" leaked. "I have a huge amount of respect for Britney Spears," Saldana said. "She was the one big, big celeb that I met when I started to work in Hollywood who literally was humble. I do believe that people and children gravitate to good energy, and she's definitely an abundance of that." Spears later expressed her gratitude via Twitter, writing, "@Zoesaldana Truly the sweetest, thx 4 the kind words. Nothing but great memories of working w u. Crossroads pt 2?"

Perhaps Spears should float the idea to Shonda Rhimes, who wrote the script for the original movie.

Yes, you read that correctly. The mastermind behind ABC's Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and the upcoming How to Get Away With Murder wrote Crossroads years ago. "I definitely felt [that] if there was any message I wanted that film to give, it was that friendships are powerful and can extend beyond race, class and social standing," she recalled in the September 2005 issue of Written By. Critics dismissed Crossroads, but that didn't ruffle Rhimes. "I never thought the critics were going to say Crossroads was a brilliant movie. My goal was for 12-year-olds to think it was brilliant." In the end, Rhimes came out a winner. "I became a rock star" to young people, she said. Plus, she said, "That movie bought my house!"

Britney Spears Back in the Studio Before Enjoying Post-Split Girls Weekend in Las Vegas

(Pic) Britney Spears is back in the studio, y'all!

The pop princess made the announcement via her Instagram account on Thursday, posting an adorable snapshot of herself recording what we presume is bound to be a new hit single.

"Studio today! Yay!" the newly single songstress captioned the super-cute shot in which she's flashing a peace sign while sporting a cropped pink tank and a pair of black shorts.

Spears released her eighth studio album, Britney Jean, on Nov. 29, 2013. The record debuted just over 10 months after her breakup with former fiancé Jason Trawick.

And considering Spears recently split with David Lucado, we can only new breakup music on the horizon?

Here's hoping, since it seems that Spears does her best work post-split. The powerhouse pop star released In the Zone after her breakup with Justin Timberlake, and she debuted Blackout after her split with Kevin Federline (which means we can only imagine what kind of musical magic the blond beauty must be makin').

The 32-year-old star announced her breakup with Lucado last week, taking to Twitter to write, ""Ahhhh the single life!" She later confirmed during her concert in Las Vegas that her former beau cheated on her, telling the audience "So I know you know my boyfriend cheated on me. But the best thing about being cheated on is I get to go on more first dates," she said before adding, "OMG, OMG, I need a hot guy. Where are the hot guys here tonight?"

Werk, bitch!

While Spears will certainly have no trouble finding a man, in the meantime, she's leaning on her pals for support and is currently enjoying a fun-filled girls weekend in Las Vegas.

"Hanging with my original posse - Laura Lynne, Jansen & Cortney! Girls weekend in Vegas!" she captioned a cute pic with her crew (Laura Lynne is Britney's cousin while Jansen and Cortney are her childhood friends) in which they enjoying a little fun in the sun in addition to indulging in some fine dining.

What's more, a source also told E! News that Spears showed no signs of sadness during a recent performance in Sin City, noting that "she was full of energy and put on a great show."

Single and ready to mingle, indeed.

Britney Spears -- Dropped Five Figures on Her Bitches

Britney Spears spent more than $30,000 on dogs -- the ones not named David Lucado -- and let's just say, her puppies are living the life most humans would envy.

According to new legal docs filed in her conservatorship ... Britney bought 2 tiny pups in 2013 that came with enormous price tags -- more than $13K for both of them!

She dropped $5,568 for what looks like a white Maltese in January ... and then in July she spent another $8,212 for its playmate -- a new Yorkie.

Brit even spent $1,585 on CLOTHES for the dogs ($650 in one shopping spree alone)! Throw in another $5,205 on dog-sitting, plus more common pet expenses (like food) -- in all she laid out $31,234.15. Just for the dogs.

Britney Spears Addresses Cheating Rumors During Las Vegas Show

Britney Spears just outed her ex David Lucado as nothin' but a womanizer.

The pop star directly addressed the alleged infidelity for the first time Sunday night.

"So I know you know my boyfriend cheated on me," she told the crowd during her Piece of Me show in Las Vegas, PEOPLE confirms. "But the best thing about being cheated on is I get to go on more first dates."

Then, according to MTV, she said, "I need a hot guy. Where are the hot guys here tonight?"

Spears, 32, has been in good spirits since becoming single.

A source told PEOPLE last week that once the "Perfume" singer learned Lucado had been taped -kissing another woman, she sent him packing.

"There is no way she would ever take [Lucado] back," the insider said. "It's over for good."

Britney Spears -- Ex-BF David Lucado BANNED From Contacting Her

Britney Spears' ex-boyfriend David Lucado is desperate to have at least one last convo with her -- but Brit's entire team, led by big daddy Jamie Spears, is blocking him from contacting her ... TMZ has learned.

David is telling friends he and Britney were not "100% together" a few weeks ago when he was videotaped dancing and making out with a girl -- and he wants to explain himself, but he's running into a brick wall in the form of Team Brit.

Britney's camp tells us David won't be getting through because he's persona non grata at her show in Las Vegas, at her home in Thousand Oaks, CA ... and his phone number's been blocked.

We're told David never heard about the break up directly from Britney ... and he wants to have that talk, just in case he still has a slim shot. Our Spears sources say that's exactly why he's getting shut out.

How Britney Spears Is Doing Post-Split

A breakup can really ruin your day. But if you are Britney Spears, the show must go on.

Hours after the news broke that she had split from boyfriend David Lucado, the singer, 32, hit the stage at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

"She looked amazing and seemed to be doing great," a source tells PEOPLE.

Adds another source: "She is upset, but she's focusing on her show right now. She's moving on."

Before she performed, Spears posted an Instagram video (featuring some NSFW language) addressing her newfound singledom.

"If you ever have a really, really sh---y day," she says, "find somebody with shoes with hearts on them." She then pans to a friend's (really cool) heart-adorned sneakers. "Made my day," Spears says with a grin.

All had been fine between the couple until Spears's father, Jamie, informed her of the existence of a video proving Lucado was cheating, PEOPLE has learned. (TMZ was the first to report the news.)

Spears broke up with Lucado immediately. "There is no way she would ever take [Lucado] back," an insider says. "It's over for good."

Britney Spears' Dad Secretly Purchased 'Cheating' Boyfriend Video

The incriminating video showing Britney Spears' now ex-boyfriend cheating on her is now owned by none other than Britney's dad ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ broke the story ... a video has surfaced of David Lucado dancing with and kissing a woman a couple of weeks ago. A rep for Jamie Spears tells TMZ ... when Jamie got wind of the video he contacted the agency that was selling it and swiftly coughed up a SUBSTANTIAL amount of money to secure it.

We're told Jamie -- who has been Britney's conservator for over 6 years -- then called Britney and told her he had something to show her ... and it was important. When Brit saw the evidence that was all she needed ... she immediately declared the relationship over.

Jamie's rep tells us he took the action to protect his daughter from David and from the embarrassment of the video going public.

Jamie's rep says the video is under lock and key and will never be seen again.

The wild card -- we don't know if the "other woman" who secretly shot the video made other copies, but Jamie's rep tells TMZ in no uncertain terms ... if anybody posts or publishes the video he will sue them for copyright infringement.

Britney posted an Instagram video Thursday night ... saying she was having a "really, really sh***y" day."

Britney Spears -- Breaks Up with BF David Lucado After Video Surfaces of Him Cheating

Britney Spears just dumped her boyfriend of 18 months ... after finding out there's a video of him cheating on her that's being shopped around Hollywood.

We're told David Lucado is seen in the video making out with a woman and dancing with her. It looks like they're in someone's living room. We're told the video was shot in early August.

When we called Lucado ... a rep told us, "David is very, very in love with Britney. This is unfortunate and he hopes that it all works out."

Well, it didn't. We called Britney's camp for comment, and we were told her father Jamie wanted to say something about it, but wanted to tell Britney first. It appears as soon he told her ... she broke up with David.

She just tweeted, "Ahhhh the single life!"

Britney Spears' Woody Woodpecker Impression Is Spot On

(Video) Who knew songbird Britney Spears did a crackerjack impersonation of Woody Woodpecker?!

The pop princess in fact does know how to channel the cartoon bird known for his wild red pompadour and famous laugh.

Britney shared a hilarious video on Instagram of her imitation of Woody Woodpecker Friday. In the short clip, captioned, "Sometimes I do impressions...," the "Circus" singer is all smiles before she launches into the perfect staccato laughter made memorable by the cartoon character first voiced by Looney Tunes legend Mel Blanc.

And while we always knew the award-winning artist had some vocal chops, she proved she's also skilled at parroting (or woodpeckering, perhaps). The 32-year-old even impressed her son, who can be seen giggling in the backseat.


Britney Spears eating dinner at Sushi Samba at the Palazzo Hotel in Las Vegas.

Britney Spears Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge

Britney Spears Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge: Video.

Britney Spears' Trainer Reveals Her Summer Beach Workout Routine

There's no denying that Britney Spears is looking phenomenally fit these days (case in point: those lingerie ads!), and now her trainer, Tony Martinez, is giving E! News the exclusive scoop on Brit's exercise regime.

The answer? Summer beach workouts. "I wanted her to have something at the beach," said Tony. "It's so calming and peaceful. You can see the dolphins out there, and I try to make the exercises facing the ocean."

Tony and Britney workout together two times a week and each session is about 30 to 40 minutes. "I don't want it to get boring, so I change it up a lot," he said. "But it's always at the beach and it's always interval training."

So what, exactly, does a summer beach workout entail? Since Britney's day is so busy, Tony tries to maximizes her time by doing interval exercises that use her whole body. He packs two exercises within each one and always adds an abdominal component.

After each exercise Tony and Britney will play a game of five-point volleyball. And what happens if the pop star loses? "She has to run to the ocean, and I want to see her touch the water and come back," said Tony.

The sand plays a big role, too—and Brit does the workout barefoot. "It's a full-body workout in the sand," said Tony. "We do crab walks and bear crawls in the sand."

As for which areas Tony's routine for Britney focuses on the most? Abs and legs. "Her abs and legs look great because of all that work in the sand, and it's easier on the joints," he explained.

A typical exercise Britney and Tony do are "cement mountain climbers." In this exercise, "Britney's forearms are against or lying on a cement wall and she is kneeling over with her feet on the Tony Martinez Core Discs, and she brings the discs toward the cement wall or toward me," said Tony. "She will do 25 of those."

A typical resistance exercise Tony does with Britney is when Britney uses a Tony Martinez Band wrapped around a volleyball pole and does a chest press with a forward lunge on the core discs.

Another exercise? "She pulls the band back and does a reserve lunge with one leg and then again on the other side," he said. "She does 20 of those."

She'll also do a court exercise where she holds a volleyball and "single hops like a bunny" along the length of the net. She'll touch the top of the net with the ball and then continues to hop and touch, going across one side and then does it again along the opposite side of the net.

Another court exercise they do is when Tony will stand in the center of the court and throw the volleyball as high in the air as he can, and Britney will hit the ball back to him. Britney travels in a 360-degree circle around him as they continue to volley back and forth.

Tony explained his workouts require a lot of stamina and there isn't any downtime. "During the interval workout there is about 10 to 15 seconds between them. She gets very little rest," said Tony.

And sometimes they'll throw in something new they've never done before. "One time, we ran from pier to pier, which is four miles," said Tony. "When we were done Britney said, 'I would definitely do that again!' She is tough, and she wasn't even out of breath."

But even though Tony's workouts are rigorous, he explained that there's a big emphasis on fun. "I think that's the whole point about being by the beach," he said. "It's about feeling good and having fun."

So how does Brit hold up? "She is tough. Her stamina is really great now," Tony gushed. "She doesn't get tired. I'm the one huffing and puffing!"

And even though Britney isn't able to train with Tony every day of the week, she likes to use the Tony Martinez Travel Fit Bag when she's working out alone, which includes his resistance bands and core discs.

For more from Tony Martinez, check out his website and follow him on Instagram and Twitter @trainertony.

Britney Spears Sizzles in Sexy Bra and Panties From Her New Lingerie Line

(Pic) We can't help but mention Britney Spears' unmentionables when she stuns us like this!

Posing against a gauzy backdrop dotted with luminescent spotlights, the "Work Bitch" songstress werks it in a sexy, peachy-pink lace bra and panty set from her new lingerie line.

The Intimate Britney Spears collection will feature flirtatious undies that range from provocative chemises and corsets to comfy boy shorts and camis. And the pop princess "can't wait" for fans to see her suggestive wares when they hit stores on Sept. 9, 2014 in the U.S. and Sept. 26, 2014 in Europe and Canada.

Britney Spears Gives Fans Sneak Peek of Sexy, New Photo Shoot

(Pic) Ooh la la, Britney Spears!

The 32-year-old pop superstar is looking fabulous after giving fans a sneak peek of her latest photo shoot Wednesday.

"Amazing amazing shoot with Jeff Lipsky today!" Spears wrote on Facebook. "Been working hard this summer!"

It definitely shows! And although the singer remains mum on any specific details about the photo, we can't help but applaud her stunning abs and amazing figure.

It's been quite the summer for Spears who has been enjoying some time off from her popular Las Vegas residency.

Britney Spears Looks Happier (and Better!) Than Ever While Strolling Hand in Hand With David Lucado

(Pic) Britney Spears is glowing like a girl in love.

The 32-year-old pop princess was spotted in Thousand Oaks, Calif. on Tuesday, where she was snapped beaming from ear-to-ear with beau David Lucado.

The adorable couple, who looked blissfully in love as they strolled hand in hand, couldn't stop gazing at each other after a simple afternoon of grocery shopping.

No surprise, Lucado only had eyes for his ladylove, who looked better (and happier!) than ever in a floral romper, fedora hat, white sunglasses and wedge sandals.

Meanwhile, BritBrit's beau also sported summery attire, rocking a pair of printed shorts, a pink polo shirt and his signature newsboy style cap.

Seriously, how cute are these two?!

The pop icon and the Virginia-raised lawyer found themselves at the center of split reports last month after X17 claimed that the couple, who has been dating for a year and half, had broken up.

However, multiple sources told E! News at the time that the pair is still going strong, and clearly, the two look perfectly content.

Britney Spears Thanks Crossroads Co-Star Zoe Saldana for Defending Her Music: See the Sweet Tweet!

Crossroads flashback!

Britney Spears and Zoe Saldana are gushing over each other over a decade after they first met on the set of their 2002 flick Crossroads.

During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live last week, Saldana was asked by a viewer if she'd heard the pop star's unedited track "Alien," which recently leaked without auto-tune. Without hesitating, the 36-year-old actress came to Spears' defense.

"Well, that's mean, because I'm pretty sure that 80 percent of our musical artists would be mortified if they were caught singing without their own auto-tune," Saldana said.

"I have a huge amount of respect for Britney Spears. She was the one big, big celebs that I met when I started to work in Hollywood who literally was humble," Saldana went on. "I do believe that people and children gravitate to good energy, and she's definitely an abundance of that."


Spears took notice of Saldana's kind words and took to Twitter the other day to thank her for the defense. "@zoesaldana Truly the sweetest, thx 4 the kind words. Nothing but great memories of working w u. Crossroads pt 2? ;)," Spears wrote.

Britney fans, let's make it happen!

@britneyspears: @zoesaldana Truly the sweetest, thx 4 the kind words. Nothing but great memories of working w u. Crossroads pt 2? ;)

Britney Spears in Lingerie-See the Sexy New Pic Now!

(Pic) Hello, Britney Spears!

As you may have heard the princess of pop is launching her own line of lingerie in September.

And only we have an exclusive first look of Ms. Spears showing off some major boobage in a cream lace bra from The Intimate Britney Spears collection.

"It is so important for women to feel confident, sexy and empowered, especially in those private moments with the one they love. The Intimate Britney Spears will do exactly that," Spears tells E! News in an exclusive statement. "Each line in the collection is beautiful with vintage inspired details, and fit for all women."

Saying she "can't wait" for fans to see it when the line goes on sale on September 9 in the U.S, Spears added, "I love feeling sexy, so this is definitely a passion project for me."

The 32-year-old single mother of two took to Instagram last week to announce her foray into lingerie design. Brit posted a pic of herself in a black bra and underwear set with mesh panel detailing, and she teased the new line with the caption: "Coming very soon...The Intimate Collection, by yours truly. Just a peek at what's to come. xo"

The Intimate Britney Spears will include sexy lingerie as well as more casual sleepwear. Britney's designs come at reasonable prices starting at $17, with the most expensive item priced at $79.

Britney Spears Enjoys Magical Day With Her Sons at Disneyland—Take a Look!

(Pic) Looks like Britney Spears is passing on her love of Disney to her sons.

The former Mickey Mouse Club member, who is enjoying a break from her residency gig in Las Vegas, spent her Friday visiting the Happiest Place on Earth.

Wearing a gray tank-top and dark shorts, the mother-of-two was dressed well prepared for a long day of fun with her kids, Jayden and Sean.

"Took these two little Mouseketeers to @Disneyland today... like mama like sons ;)" she Tweeted during her summer visit.

According to one park visitor, Spears and her sons didn't waste any time in experiencing all that the park has to offer.

After enjoying an early breakfast at the Plaza Inn restaurant inside Disneyland, the singer and her kids headed to ride Space Mountain bright and early around 9:30 a.m.

"She seemed like she was in a great mood and seemed happy that her kids were having fun," the eyewitness told E! News.

Another guest spotted the "Circus" singer later in the day waiting in line for Splash Mountain.

"She was in very comfy clothes with her hair in a messy bun," the source told E! News. "She was smiling and having fun with her sons."

It sounds to us that this group had quite the productive (and magical) day!

You Better Work, Bitch! Britney Spears' Day-to-Night Style Transformation Is Amazing!

(Pic1, Pic2) Britney Spears's outfit said it all Wednesday: "I'm Allergic to Mornings!"

Looking fresh-faced but fatigued, the "Work Bitch" singer wore Wildfox Couture's statement sweatshirt as she left an early morning appointment in Westlake Village, Calif., Wednesday. Around the time she was snapped by the paparazzi, the pop star announced she will soon launch her first-ever lingerie line.

A few hours later, Spears took to Instagram and Twitter to share a picture from her "date night" with boyfriend David Lucado. Flashing her megawatt smile and looking radiant as ever, the 32-year-old singer bared her toned midriff in a black top and tight pencil skirt. Lucado, meanwhile, wore a vest and a cap.

Though their romance was recently rumored to be on the rocks, a source assured E! News all is well.

Spears will resume her Las Vegas residency Aug. 15, and Lucado is accommodating of her busy schedule. "He's just a simple guy. He's funny. He's passionate. He loves what he does for a living," the "Perfume" singer once told E! News of her 28-year-old boyfriend. "He's just a good guy. He's a really good person."

Britney Spears Launches Lingerie Line!

(Pic) Britney Spears Wants You in Her Lingerie: Spears’s fragrances are all about fantasy — and her performance wear is all about minimal fabric — so it was only a matter of time before the pop star released her own intimates line. The upcoming collection will feature lingerie sets, bustiers, kimonos and nightgowns along with sweats and more casual sleepwear, topping out at $79.

“Every woman should feel confident and beautiful in everything she puts on,” Spears said in a statement. “My vision for The Intimate Britney Spears is to create pieces that are sexy, luxurious, and comfortable at the same time. I am excited to introduce this collection because I feel that we accomplished exactly that.”

The collection launches in September at and, but you can check out the brand’s Twitter if you’re dying to know more sooner.

Britney Spears' Dine & Dash -- I Dined, I Dashed ... I Just Plain Forgot

(Pic) Britney Spears had a delicious meal at The Cheesecake Factory and best of all it was FREE ... because she skipped out without paying the bill.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Britney and BF David Lucado were at the Thousand Oaks, CA restaurant where they had an appetizer and a salad.

At the end of the lunch the waitress came over with the $30 bill, and Britney said her security guy would pay it. She and David then walked out -- with a doggie bag.

Problem is ... security never paid.

Britney's people tell TMZ ... she feels "horrible" and it was an honest mistake. The guard thought Britney paid and she believed he paid the bill.

But here's the real headline -- She's worth north of $50 million and she took the salad home in a doggie bag. Waste not, want not.

Britney Spears' Producer William Orbit Defends the Singer After Unedited "Alien" Track Leaks Online

Britney Spears isn't the first—or the last—person to use auto-tune. What's the big deal?

That's the attitude producer William Orbit adopted after an unedited version of the song "Alien," off Spears' 2013 album Britney Jean, leaked online last week. He even defended her on Facebook—multiple times. When he first stood up for Spears, he wrote, "Warming up is essential if you're a pro, as it is with a runner doing stretches, and it takes a while to do properly." Spears has yet to address the controversy.

In his second post, Orbit wrote, "I never thought that this debate would be quite so heated."

"Autotune has always been a hot-button topic. Not as much as the issue of photoshopping in the fashion press. But more than say, the use of CGI, looping and stunt doubles in the movies...Regardless of the fun and games that we have with studio production, the main thing to keep in mind with Ms. Spears is that tens of millions (hundreds of millions?) of people enjoy the music. That's pretty much the be-all and end-all of it. And charisma is charisma," Orbit wrote. "No software ever invented can manufacture that."

Orbit, who has worked with Spears several times, added, "I'd love to be able to say that after conducting extensive empirical research and a fair amount of emotional resonance tabulation, I've come to the conclusion that Ms. Spears is actually 26,967.847689% more awesome than I previously quantified. But no, it's all about the feeling. Feeling good and getting into a musical high. It works for me!"

He added, "The word 'con' has come up a few times, but it seems to me to be completely inappropriate. So many things that we trust are misrepresented to us in order for somebody to gouge a few more pennies. Often with harmful results. But music is a different universe." Orbit then joked, "Nobody has ever been harmed by a Britney Spears record, unless a stack of them fell onto a CD factory worker."

Orbit had hoped the controversy would die down after a few days, but he addressed the "Alien" leak yet again Sunday. "Can go as far away from the topic in hand as the universe permits," he wrote. "Weeee!"

"All artists are on the menu. But let's have a temporary embargo on the words 'Autotune' and 'Alien' shall we. Hello? Hello? Anybody there?" the producer asked. "Hey, where'd u all go? (juuuuust kidding.)"

Britney Spears Does Brunch With Sons Sean and Jayden-See the Sweet Pic

(Pic) One can never be too young to enjoy the pleasures of a good brunch.

Britney Spears took her sons on just such an outing today, sharing a pic on Twitter of her with 8-year-old Sean and 7-year-old Jayden (when did they get so big?!) at the Four Seasons Westlake Village, not far from their Thousand Oaks, Calif., estate.

"Brunch with my boys!" she tweeted, the happy trio standing in the posh lobby of the five-star hotel.

Not that they got all gussied up for the occasion or anything...

Britney was in classic suburban-mom mode in black shorts, a summery sleeveless top (gotta go with a strapless bra with that kind of neckline, dear), flip-flops, a straw hat and aviator shades, while her adorable-as-always sons wore matching colorful plaid shirts over their respective casual ensembles.

Official brunch-brunch is only offered on weekends at the Four Seasons, but the hotel's Lobby Lounge Restaurant, where a basic cheeseburger runs $19, is open daily for breakfast and lunch.

Earlier this week, Britney teased her next signature fragrance, Fantasy Stage Edition, inspired by her favorite performances—which probably don't include the raw version of "Alien" that leaked online.

That being said, the 32-year-old pop star, who returns to her Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood on Aug. 15, had dozens of epic stage moments to choose from when it came time to bottle her memories.

Britney Spears' "Alien" Without Auto-Tune: Listen to the Unedited Version!

(Listen) It's authentic, real, unedited Britney, bitch!

The other week, a version of Britney Spears' song "Alien" without auto-tune or editing leaked online, giving fans a chance to hear BritBrit's vocal abilities in the rawest form. However, some aren't so impressed with the 32-year-old pop star's natural singing chops.

"I tried but I never figured it out/ Why I always felt like a stranger in a crowd," she sings in the song without any post-recording manipulation. "That was then/ Like an alien/ But the stars in the sky look like home, take me home/ And the light in your eyes lets me know I'm not alone."

"Alien" originally appeared on Spears' most recent album Britney Jean. Music producer William Orbit took to his Facebook page the other day to defend the recently leaked version.

"Dearest Music Lovers, I have heard that Britney vocal link that everybody's been discussing," he wrote. "It has been impossible not to as there have been many comments directing my attention to it. [I won't re-posting it here]. I'd like to affirm that ANY singer when first at the mic at the start of a long session can make a multitude of vocalizations in order to get warmed up.

"Warming up is essential if you're a pro, as it is with a runner doing stretches, and it takes a while to do properly. I've heard all manner of sounds emitted during warmups. The point is that it is not supposed to be shared with millions of listeners."

Listen to with version without auto-tune for yourself.

Britney Spears and David Lucado Put Breakup Rumors to Rest With This Adorable Photo

(Pic, Pic2) Well, this should put those recent breakup rumors to rest.

Britney Spears took to Facebook on Wednesday to share a pic with boyfriend David Lucado in which the lovebirds are smiling from ear to ear while posing together at the pop star's pad.

The two are seen soaking up the sun by the pool with Spears sporting her bikini top while David appears shirtless, both looking comfortable and content as they enjoy each other's company in addition to a little R&R.

"Hola from Spears Beach aka mi casa," the 32-year-old beauty captioned the photo, adding a swimsuit and ocean wave emoji.

The pop icon and the Virginia-raised lawyer recently found themselves at the center of split reports after X17 claimed that the couple, who has been dating for over a year, had broken up.

However, multiple sources tell E! News that the pair is still going strong, and clearly, the two look happier than ever.

In addition to squeezing in some quality time with her hunky man, BritBrit's also been enjoying some fun in the sun with her two boys, Sean and Jayden.

She recently tweeted a pic with her sons where she's posing in the middle of her little ones while showing off her super-toned gams in a pair of short shorts.

"What's up summer!!!" she wrote as a caption to the cute pic. "Where are my sunglasses when I need them? Lol."

Although Spears is currently in the middle of her lengthy Las Vegas residency, she clearly makes her loved ones a priority, and a source previously told E! News that Lucado has adapted to the performer's hectic schedule with ease.

"He's just a simple guy. He's funny. He's passionate. He loves what he does for a living. He's just a good guy. He's a really good person," Spears previously gushed to E! News of her beau.

Aren't they just the cutest?!

Britney Spears Shares Adorable Video of Walk With Dogs & 2 Boys

(Video) What does Britney Spears do on Saturday mornings? Same thing many of us do—walk the dogs ... with the kids ... and Instagram it.

The 32-year-old pop star shared a rare look in her private life at home on June 28, posting an adorable video of her during a sunny, morning stroll on a paved road in a quiet upscale suburb in the Los Angeles area, where she lives with sons Sean Preston, 8, and Jayden James, 7.

"How I spend my," Spears wrote.

"The boys are running, they're ahead of me," Spears says in the clip.

The video shows two small children running on the road in the distance, in front of Spears, who is walking a tiny Yorkie and a Maltese. No paved sidewalks are spotted, which is typical for the area. Spears smiles in a close-up selfie shot.

"I'm bored," she added.

Spears has in the past posted photos of her family, as well as of boyfriend David Lucado. On Tuesday, she shared a pic of herself with her sons. March, she shared adorable photos of herself with her beau and her sons during a vacation in Hawaii.

Britney Spears' Nipples Poke Through Her Shirt After Workout-Hey, It's Cold in the Gym!

(Photo) Hey, it can be really cold in the gym—especially when it's hot outside in L.A.

Britney Spears finished up a workout Thursday and was still showing the effects of a cranked-up AC despite the sunny weather, her sports bra and thin tank-top unable to keep her nipples from poking through.

Sorry, it was, er...hard not to notice. (Where is a sauna suit when you need one?!)

Otherwise, it was just a usual trip to the gym for the incredibly disciplined pop star, who, when she isn't onstage or with her kids, always seems to be just finishing a workout or dance rehearsal.

And we're hardly the only ones who admire Britney's commitment to her fitness regimen.

None other than Miranda Lambert, whose skinnier than ever bod makes headlines nearly every time she leaves the house, looks to Brit for inspiration—and the "Work Bitch" singer let it be known this week that she appreciated the country singer's kind words.

Miranda was quoted in Women's Health as saying, "Like if I put on Britney [while running], I can picture Britney's body and I'm like, 'Oh! Faster!'"

When Britney read that during her perusal of the latest fitness tips, she Instagrammed the page in the magazine and replied, "#regram So flattered by this @mirandalambert! My sister @jamielynnspears just showed me. You look amazing!! @womenshealthmag."

Britney Spears "Flattered" to Be Miranda Lambert's Motivation While Working Out

Now this is a great example of girl power.

As we've all witnessed by now, Miranda Lambert is looking foxier than ever, but her new figure doesn't come easy. The country crooner opened up about her workout routine in a recent issue of Women's Health, where she even gave a shout out to fellow singer Britney Spears!

In the mag's article, Lambert admits she's not the biggest fan of running, but says, "Like if I put on Britney, I can picture Britney's body and I'm like, 'Oh! Faster!'"

And the Princess of Pop caught wind of the article thanks to her little sister Jamie Lynn Spears!

"#regram So flattered by this @mirandalambert! My sister @jamielynnspears just showed me. You look amazing!! @womenshealthmag," Spears wrote with a snapshot of the article on Instagram.

In May, Women's Health reported that Lambert she had started to eat healthier after seeing unflattering photos of herself in tabloids and after she was approached by a few weight loss companies for a spokesmodel job, adding that she was asked to lose 40 pounds.

"I'd think, ‘But I'm not obese. I'm only a size 8. I really don't even need to lose 40 pounds,'" the magazine quoted her as saying. "'I thought I only needed to lose like 15, but now that you mention it, dang, I do look kind of bad! Thanks for bringing that to my attention, a--hole.'"

Britney Spears Shares Sweet Family Photo With Her Two Sons

(Photo) It looks like this family is ready for summer vacation!

Britney Spears shared an adorable snapshot of her with her two sons, Sean and Jayden, on Instagram earlier today.

The pop icon posed in the middle of her two little ones in a pair of super-short shorts which showed off her toned gams.

"What's up summer!!!" she wrote as a caption to the sweet pic. "Where are my sunglasses when I need them? Lol."

And while most people jump into their two-piece swimsuits and frolic in the beach the second Memorial Day Weekend hits, BritBrit and crew have fun in the sun year-round.

In fact, the pop star and her sons vacationed in Hawaii this past March.

The three were joined by Spears' boyfriend David Lucado and snapped plenty of pics of them all hanging out on the beach.

The 32-year-old singer playfully posed with her love and kids in one pic, and opted for a more traditional smiley shot that's completely frame-worthy.

But it's not all play and no work for the songstress.

Spears is currently in the middle of a lengthy residency in Las Vegas and appears to be juggling motherhood with her hectic work schedule with ease.

Britney Spears Goes Super Blond-See the Pic!

(Pic) Lightening up for summer?

Three months after Britney Spears dyed her hair brunette and then dyed her hair red, the "Perfume" singer went back to her usual blond. The 32-year-old pop star (and natural brunette) showed off her platinum tresses (and possible wig?) at her Piece of Me concerts. "Last two shows for awhile... what!!! Time flew by, been having so much fun with y'all Vegas," she tweeted Friday. "I hear it's a packed house tonight," she added. "Who's here??"

Prior to Saturday's show at Planet Hollywood, Spears tweeted, "This is it!!! Last show until August! Going out with a bang tonight. Hope you're ready..." She also posed for a picture with RuPaul's Drag Race finalist Adore Delano. During "Freakshow," the drag queen was forced to crawl around the stage. (Lance Bass, Mario Lopez and Nicole Richie have previously been selected to participate in Spears' set.) "YAY!! @britneyspears is #teamadore," Delano tweeted Sunday. "Thanks for letting me on stage last night!"

After Spears' second show, she tweeted, "Bye bye for now Vegas... xoxox." The shows resume Aug. 15.

Do you like Spears' blond hair color?

Britney Spears -- Extending Run in Las Vegas

Britney Spears and Sin City are a match made in heaven ... TMZ has confirmed Brit is close to extending her run with Caesars for another two years.

Spears would continue her reign at Planet Hollywood’s Axis theater until Christmas 2016 if she accepts the new deal. The contract would be for two years and pay her $12 million, says the New York Daily News.

Caesars Palace President Gary Selesner told the paper that Brit has been "a great success" during her time in Vegas, adding, "She has been filling out the place every night, and she is enjoying it and is in good health."

As TMZ first reported, Spears' is taking home $30 million from the first two years of her current Vegas deal.

Britney Spears Dancer -- You Broke My Nose And DIDN'T CARE

A dancer claims a disheveled and confused Britney Spears backhanded her in the face during a rehearsal, and Brit was so heartless ... she didn't even stop the rehearsal.

Dancer Dawn Noel will file a lawsuit Monday ... claiming she was hired to shoot the music video for "Work Bitch." Dawn says on August 19, she showed up at the rehearsal studio in Woodland Hills, CA. She and the other dancers perfected their moves for several hours, and then Britney arrived.

Dawn says Brit showed up "in a disheveled and confused state," and had considerable difficulty executing even basic moves.

Dawn claims she was standing off to Britney's side, when the singer twirled while unbalanced, extending her hands and SMACKING Dawn in the face.

Dawn says the impact was so forceful, everyone in the room heard a cracking sound. Dawn says she was in excruciating pain, but all Britney said was, "I'm sorry," and then continued the rehearsal.

Dawn claims after a half hour she couldn't take the pain and went to a doctor, who told her she had a nasal bone fracture and needed surgery.

Dawn claims Britney's people promised to pay the med bills, but after months of waiting she was told to pound sand. So Dawn's lawyer Sark Ohanian from Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley will file a lawsuit Monday against Britney.

We called Britney's people ... so far, no comment.

Rihanna and Drake top Spotify's list of power couples

Rihanna and Drake, pop's newest romantic duo, lead a top 20 list of Ultimate Power Couples compiled by Spotify. The streaming service ranked the couples based on total combined streams.

Rihanna also takes second place, paired with former paramour Chris Brown, eclipsing industry heavyweights Jay Z and Beyoncé, who are teaming for one of summer's most highly anticipated tours.

Tabloid targets Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, expected to quietly wed this week, surface at No. 7.

"It's pretty amazing that music's favorite bad girl, Rihanna has taken the two highest spots on the list, holding off competition from the rest of the Roc Nation family - Jay Z, Kanye West and Rita Ora," Angela Watts, Spotify's vice president of global communications, said in a release. "One Direction also manages to bag themselves two places on the list, which is quite an achievement. They even beat everyone's favorite '90s couple, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake."

The full list:

1. Rihanna and Drake

2. Rihanna and Chris Brown

3. Jay Z and Beyoncé

4. Katy Perry and John Mayer

5. Harry Styles and Taylor Swift

6. Ellie Goulding and Skrillex

7. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

8. Taylor Swift and John Mayer

9. Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber

10. Rita Ora and Calvin Harris

11. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

12. Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards

13. Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake

14. Usher and Chili (TLC)

15. Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger

16. Britney Spears and Kevin Federline

17. Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley

18. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

19. Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whibley (Sum 41)

20. Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas

Violent 'Scandal' actor used to choreograph for Britney

Columbus Short is a master of career reinvention.

The “Scandal” co-star began working in commercials as a teenager, became a choreographer for Britney Spears and then turned actor and landed on the hit ABC political thriller.

His latest plan was to make it in music, starting with a newly released single. Instead, Short, 31, is facing the plight of other troubled performers: out of his plum TV job as he confronts alleged misbehavior that has overshadowed his success.

His marriage is at stake as well, and the newly acquired affluence he owes to an industry that may give a series star like Charlie Sheen second and third chances but shows little patience with mid-level performers who roil the waters.

And that is what Short has done.

A 2010 fight on a basketball court at a Los Angeles gym led to a charge of battery that was resolved when he pleaded no contest to a lesser charge and was sentenced to three years of informal probation.

In February, Short was arrested twice by police after his wife, Tuere Short, called to report he was being abusive. He has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor spousal battery.

In March, he was charged with felony battery after allegedly knocking a man unconscious in a West Hollywood bar fight and faces a May arraignment.

Three weeks ago, his wife accused him of threatening her with a knife during a fight, stabbing a couch as he pinned her to it and threatening to kill her with the couple’s 2-year-old daughter in the house. She left, filed for divorce and obtained a temporary restraining order.

Jeff Jacquet, Short’s attorney, couldn’t be reached for comment Monday. But Jacquet wrote in an April 23 court filing that Tuere Short’s restraining order filing had “a number of egregiously false statements” but did not go into detail to rebut any of the domestic violence claims.

His motion focused on the actor’s right to be at a hillside home in suburban Chatsworth that he began renting in January for nearly $7,000 a month. The lease, slated to run through December 2016, reflected some of Short’s long-term plans: The actor would have the option to buy the home for $2 million later this year.

The season finale of “Scandal” had Wright last seen in the sights of a gun, a cliffhanger that could be easily tweaked either way for the character to survive or not.

ABC and series creator Shonda Rhimes declined comment Monday. A call to a cellphone listed as belonging to Short was answered by a man who identified himself as his assistant and took a message, but the call was not returned.

Eric Deegans, TV critic for National Public Radio and author of “Race-Baiter,” said he was surprised by Short’s exit because the charges against him have yet to be proven in court. But Deegans said he understands the logistics at work.

“If (a case) comes to trial in the middle of next season, there would be more bad publicity as the show is airing,” along with taping disruptions, he said. This way, Short can focus on his defense and producers keep their attention on the series.

Rhimes has seen firsthand on another of her shows the toll that even a war of words can take. “Grey’s Anatomy” star Isaiah Washington was fired after his use of a gay slur in the presence of his co-stars caused a public uproar and tension on the set seven years ago.

Jamie Lynn Spears on the Britney Possibilities

When the younger Spears sister sings on her older sibling's album, you have to wonder about the possibilities for another duet. Right?

So I had to ask. I had the chance to sit down with Jamie Lynn Spears when she was in Chicago, and we talked about her collaboration with her big sister on "Chillin' With You," a track from Britney Spears' latest album, Britney Jean.

With the younger Spears still in the studio working on her debut country album, I wanted to know if she'd have Britney share vocals on one of her songs.

"I would never say never," she told me, "but right now I'm just focusing on the songs I already have. If something made sense, I would, of course, love to collaborate with my sister."

Then again, she knows the timing would have to make sense for both singers.

"We're not really a family who plans stuff out. One day, if she's there and wants to sing, she'll sing," Spears said. "With her song, it was just really organic because I was at the studio, and we just got in there and did it."

The older Spears had her taste of fame long before her younger sister got her own taste of it when she played Zoey in Nickelodeon's Zoey 101. It was 1998 when Britney's debut pop single "Baby One More Time" was released, and its massive popularity made her a household name.

"When that happened, I think I was about 7," she recalled. "And it wasn't like a movie where you wake up one day and suddenly there are a hundred reporters on your front lawn."

"Britney had been working on music since I could remember. This was just what she did. But when I heard her on the radio, I didn't understand," Spears said. "My friends were like. 'Your sister's a singer.' And I was like, 'What do you mean a singer? Like a Mariah Carey singer?' That's how -- in my 7-year old brain -- I related to what my sister was doing. At that time, I didn't even know of any singers' names, so I don't know why I knew about Mariah Carey. I was so little."

Spears told me growing up as the baby in the family meant that she got rides from her mom, her dad, her sister and her brother. And they all liked to listen to different music on those car rides. So that exposed her to a variety of music.

Then when her big sister became famous and started having photographers come to the house and flying all over to promote the pop hit, Spears remembers it as a good thing.

"Even as a young child, I knew it was good to see Britney being recognized for the hard work she'd put in since she was literally 4 years old. More than anything, I saw that," she said. "I don't remember it any other way, mostly because I was very shielded from any of the negative parts."

Britney Spears -- Overprotected

(Photo) Britney Spears was rendered invisible yesterday by her MASSIVE bodyguard while she vacationed in Hawaii with her boyfriend, David Lucado, and sons Sean Preston and Jayden James.

Size matters.

Britney Spears Flaunts Flawless Bikini Bod on Vacation With David Lucado and Kids in Hawaii

(Photo1, Photo2, Photo3) Werk, bitch!

Those are the only words that come to mind after Britney Spears posted a twitpic of herself flaunting her bangin' bikini bod while on vacation in Hawaii with boyfriend David Lucado and her two adorable children, Sean, 8, and Jayden, 7.

"Aloha from Hawaii," the pop princess captioned the adorable photo collage, which features a pic of her flawless figure (those abs!) as well as two snapshots with her kids and hunky man.

Spears stands with her hands on her hips and appears to be posing in her hotel room, rocking a baby blue bikini, while showing off her toned and trim frame with a giant smile on her gorgeous face.

And if the pic has you feeling like you've got a case of déjà vu, then you're not alone, considering the super-hot shot is reminiscent of BritBrit's "Werk Bitch" twitpic she posted back in September when she announced her hit single.

But the photo collage was all about the pop star's bikini bod (although we're sure that's what plenty of folks are focused on)! She also shared two sweet shots with her kids and her BF of nearly a year, and her little ones clearly appear to have bonded with her doting beau.

Looking like the image of the picture-perfect family, the group is all smiles while posing on the beach in the sand before they decide to switch things up and get silly.

In the second shot, BritBrit sticks out her tongue and makes a funny face, Lucado throw up his hands in the air and Sean and Jayden appear to be having a blast, proving there's no shortage of fun with this fab foursome.

The 32-year-old singer appears to be taking a much-needed break from her Las Vegas residency, which has been keeping the blond beauty busy night after night onstage.

She was seen leaving LAX with her family over the weekend as they headed on their tropical getaway, and on Tuesday, she was snapped on beach in an itty-bitty hot pink bikini.

Spears most recently celebrated her sister's wedding in Louisiana, where Jamie Lynn Spears married her longtime beau James Watson on March 14 at the Audubon Tea Room in New Orleans.

The "Perfume" singer stunned in a formfitting silver bejeweled frock with a plunging neckline that perfectly showed off her killer curves.

And now she's werking that bod on the beach in Hawaii!

Britney Spears Flaunts Her Fit Body in Sexy Hot Pink Bikini-Check It Out!

(Photo1, Photo2) Britney Spears never met a bikini she didn't like!

The pop star was seen sporting a hot pink string two-piece during her vacation in Hawaii yesterday.

Spears lounged by the hotel pool and worked on her tan as she reveled in some much needed rest and relaxation.

The singer was joined by her boyfriend David Lucado and her two sons, Sean and Jayden, during the beachside outing.

Both of her little ones splashed and had a blast in the pool as their famous mama was seen lying out on a nearby lounge chair.

Spears also took a few dips in the ocean and sported a colorful coverup as she walked in the sand.

Over the weekend, Brit was spotted leaving LAX with her family as they headed on their tropical getaway.

The 32-year-old carried all of her own bags and even helped her sons take their suitcases to the terminal. Talk about a hands-on mom!

The songstress was most recently in Louisiana with her extended family to celebrate her sister's wedding.

Jamie Lynn Spears tied the knot to her longtime beau James Watson on March 14 at the Audubon Tea Room in New Orleans.

Brit stunned in a in a formfitting low-plunging silver bejeweled frock that perfectly showed off her killer curves.

E! News exclusively reported that Jamie Lynn walked down the aisle with her father Jamie Spears. A source added that Jamie Lynn was emotional and cried during her vows.

Jamie Lynn's five-year-old daughter Maddie was right by her mother's side as the flower girl and Britney's boys walked together as ring bearers.

Now that's a family affair to remember!

Britney Spears -- Fashion Renegade

(Photo) Some people glam it up for a trip to LAX, knowing paparazzi will be there ready to snap their photo.

Britney Spears is not one of those people.

It's her prerogative.

Britney Spears Stuns at Sister Jamie Lynn's Wedding-See the First Pics From the Special Day!

(Photos: Britney, Jamie Lynn) Jamie Lynn Spears' wedding day to James Watson was a beautiful affair and Britney Spears helped celebrate her little sister's special day.

The pop icon stunned in a formfitting low-plunging silver bejeweled frock as she watched Jamie Lynn say "I do" at the Audubon Tea Room in New Orleans on Friday. The 32-year-old brunette beauty attended the nuptials with her boyfriend David Lucado and her sons, Jayden James and Sean.

The blushing bride donned a Liancarlo V-neck lace gown and her blond hair was pulled back in a low bun for the ceremony. She later let her long locks down for the reception and added a cropped fur jacket to keep warm at the end of the night.

The groom looked handsome in a dark suit with a pale pink tie.

Before saying "I do," Jamie Lynn was spotted earlier in day with her fresh undo while getting ready for the lavish affair.

E! News exclusively reported that Jamie Lynn walked down the aisle with her father Jamie Spears. A source added that Jamie Lynn was emotional and cried during her vows.

Jamie Lynn's five-year-old daughter Maddie was right by her mother's side as the flower girl and Britney's boys walked together as ring bearers.

There were about 150 to 200 people present for the nuptials and guests, along with the newlyweds, enjoyed a five-tiered wedding cake.

As the new Mr. and Mrs. Watson departed the reception, guests blew bubbles at the happy couple. Jamie Lynn and James then made their way into a limo, where some champagne was waiting, and headed to several local bars.

Jamie Lynn kept on her wedding gown as she hit the town, but decided to ditch the fancy footwear and change into some more comfortable Uggs. The lovebirds enjoyed some vodka sprites before calling it a night.

Congrats again to the happy couple!

Britney Spears Heads to Louisiana for Jamie Lynn's Wedding, Bride-to-Be Hits Nail Salon

(Photo) It's going to be one heck of a day in Kentwood, y'all!

Jamie Lynn Spears and Jamie Watson are getting married Friday in the singer's native Louisiana, a source tells E! News, and that means big sis Britney Spears is heading home, too!

The princess of pop and boyfriend David Lucado were snapped at LAX Thursday en route to Jamie Lynn's nuptials. Brit brought a pink pillow along for the trip—most likely in an attempt to get some sleep in before her baby sister's big day!

On Friday morning, the 22-year-old bride-to-be and mom Lynne Spears were photographed on their way in to a Kentwood nail salon.

This will be the first wedding for the former Zoey 101 star, who was engaged but never swapped vows with her 4-year-old daughter Maddie's father, Casey Aldridge. The pair broke up for good in 2010.

Jamie Lynn's fiancé, who shares the same first name as his future wife, popped the question last March. Britney, 32, clearly approved of the engagement, tweeting, ""So excited and happy for my sister. congrats @jamielynnspears - love you."

Who wants to bet Britney is Jamie's maid of honor?!

Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears Meet Sick Young Fans

(Pic1, Pic2) Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears and Cristiano Ronaldo are the latest celebs to do great things for those less fortunate.

Cyrus helped make a sick fan's dreams come true by inviting her backstage after the singer's concert earlier this week. Miley met with Lulu Martinez, a young girl who is battling leukaemia for the second time.

Martinez's sister recently launched a Twitter campaign using the phrase "MileytoLulu," hoping to get the attention of Bangerz singer and it worked. Miley and Lulu met after Cyrus' Saint Paul, Minn., show.

Martinez told local reporters, "(I was) screaming, (couldn't) breathe, (saying), 'Is this actually happening?' It was memorable. It was nice. She just asked how we were and she said she liked my shirt. I'll probably brag about it at school until I graduate and then after I get married too...

"At first I wasn't feeling good and I'm like, 'I'm going to meet Miley and I'm going to puke and she's going to remember me as the girl who puked', but I didn't puke. I was all good. It went smooth."

Meanwhile, Spears paid a visit to the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles on Tuesday. The hospital's Twitter account posted a photo of Brit Brit coloring with patients and wrote, "Art therapy w/ @britneyspears was a blast. Thanks for visiting, Britney!"

Spears responded, "@ChildrensLA I had the best time, thank you for having me!! xox."

According to the hospital, Britney joined three patients on their art therapy journey, which focused on the topic, "What it feels like to be away from home."

After the art therapy session, Spears made her way to The Heart Institute, the Medical/Surgical unit and the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases and help boost spirits of several children who were too ill to attend art therapy.

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo was asked to donate his cleats for a charity auction benefiting a 10-month-old child suffering from a brain disorder, but the celeb did a lot more than that.

In fact, Ronaldo has reportedly offered to pay the full $83,000 cost of surgery for Erik Ortiz Cruz, who suffers from cortical dysplasia, a condition that can lead to as many as 30 seizures a day.

Now these are some celeb do-gooders.

Britney Spears' Weird Workout Gear Explained: It's a Sauna Suit, Causes "Profuse Sweating"

(Photo) Britney Spears isn't heading into space, y'all—that's just her workout attire!

The fit mom of two was snapped wearing a silver sauna suit Wednesday in Calabasas, Calif., and that silver metallic top doesn't just look kinda cool, it also claims to help accelerate weight loss.

Shape House is an L.A. spa that allows clients to sweat out their toxins with some extra help from a sauna suit similar to the one Britney was wearing. "The suit just does more of the same thing you would get without it—only much more so" owner Sophie Chiche told E! News. It accelerates "super profuse sweating," she said, "as much as three times [as much as without the suit], which goes directly to [a] more efficient detox."

"The hyper sweatsuit retains the heat closer to your body, and because of the trapped moisture everything feels more steamy," added the Shape House owner. "It's like cooking in your own juices."

Well, whatever this sauna suit does seems to be working for Brit! She also stays in shape thanks to her dance-filled "Britney: Peace of Me" show at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. She also gets her fitness in chasing around sons Jayden, 7, and Sean, 8.

To get ready for the kickoff of her Vegas residency in December, the 32-year-old singer did "Olympic-style training," her trainer Tony Martinez told E! News. The princess of pop engaged in "hard-core stuff," particularly "intense, interval training to keep her heart rate up."

"She's so excited to perform and show what great shape she is in," her trainer gushed before the show's kickoff. "She is working so hard. It is paying off."

Britney Spears Is a Texas-Loving Hot Mess!

(Photo) Apparently you can take the girl out of the South, but you can't take the South out of the girl. Britney Spears may be from Louisiana by way of Mississippi, but today she's a Texan. We wonder if they're pleased to have her given the way she's "supporting" the state.

Yes, this is just casual street style from the "Toxic" singer, but shouldn't she put her best style foot forward now that her comeback is almost complete? Old Uggs on a hot day in the desert are not even close to a mediorce foot forward...

Three quick fixes could turn this unkempt combo into a less offensive getup:

1. A better fitting shirt. It's not the giant "Hook 'em Horns" logo that's the problem, it's the baggy, kinda cropped top worn with a bra that isn't doing much for what's underneath.

2. A belt. This look needs a little refining, and a tan leather belt would tie it all together.

3. Not Uggs! There is no logic wearing the shoes made famous by Alaskan mushers with short shorts and a tank. Wedge sneakers or even flip flops would be a better fit.

Then again, the "Freakshow" singer spends a lot of her time killing it on stage in skintight body suits. Maybe we should just commend her for stepping out in something other than her PJ's because that's what we would be wearing.

Britney Spears -- Laughing It Up with Kevin Federline's Pregnant Wife

(Photo) Kevin Federline has his very own first wives club -- Britney Spears (wife #1) and Victoria Prince (wife #2) got on like a house on fire Sunday ... laughing and chatting at Britney's son's soccer game.

It was the ideal picture of divorce -- Kevin and Britney (who split in 2006) each took their significant others to their son Jayden's soccer game in L.A. Britney took her current boyfriend David Lucado ... and Kevin took his pregnant wife Victoria.

As we reported, even Kevin and David are pals.

Gotta hand it to Kev and Brit -- they've figured out post-divorce life in a way most people don't.

Britney Spears Flaunts Cleavage in Sexy Black Gown for Elton John's Oscar Party-Take a Look!

(Photo) Britney Spears is showing off those curves tonight!

The pop princess tweeted a photo of herself and boyfriend David Lucado done up for Elton John and David Furnish's famous Oscar bash. Brit flaunted major cleavage in a stunning black gown with a plunging neckline and a sheer cutout pattern. She also rocked her new darker 'do by wearing her brunette tresses in loose curls.

Meanwhile, Lucado looked dapper in a black-and-white tux, standing proudly next to his ladylove with a big smile on his face.

"Getting ready to go to Elton and David's party! Love this amazing event that's for a great cause :)," the singer wrote on Twitter.

The Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Award Party is an annual party held every year in Los Angeles since 1993. The expensive tickets are by invitation only with profits going to the AIDS Foundation.

Britney and David join Kim Kardashian, Ashley Greene, Ed Sheeran, Neil Patrick Harris and many more celebs at the star-studded event.

Britney Spears Grabs Ice Cream on Sweet Outing With Boyfriend David Lucado-See the Pic!

(Photo) Britney Spears and David Lucado were spotted in the cone zone by X17Online after a day at the gym.

We mean, who doesn't love an ice cream cone after a workout?!

Calories be damned, treat yourself!

And that's just what the pop princess did, as she was spotted savoring the rich, creamy goodness of a double scoop. Her hunky beau seems to have opted out of the tasty treat, but that doesn't seem to be a problem for Spears as she forges ahead, brain freeze and all.

While they do clean up well, the cozy couple has been seen time and time again in various states of comfy underdress. And a couple that slays in sweats together stays together.


We may not have that saying 100 percent correct, but we do know these two will be getting more ice cream together in the future, as a source told us exclusively, "They are totally in love and they make a good pair."

The numbers are in: Britney's Vegas show is a hit

Let's hear it for Britney Jean.

Pop's reigning queen has cleaned up with her Las Vegas residency, Britney: Piece of Me, which opened Dec. 27 and has grossed $10.9 million to date, according to Caesars Entertainment. All 16 performances through Feb. 22 were sold out (72,000 tickets total).

Although some music pundits were skeptical about Spears' Vegas prospects leading up to her debut at Planet Hollywood's Axis theater, many fears were put to rest once the femme fatale thundered through a dazzling first performance before fans such as Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Selena Gomez.

The fact that she's struck a chord with Sin City audiences is no surprise, says Keith Caulfield, Billboard's associate director of charts.

"It should be selling out," says Caulfield, noting the venue's small size (4,600 capacity) compared to the "10,000-, 15,000-, 20,000-seat arenas that would sell out" on tour. And with 98 shows sprinkled out over two years, "she's not playing every night, so there's going to be a fair number of fans planning their Vegas trip this summer or later this year (around) Britney. You can't just assume that all of Britney's diehard fans flew to Vegas in the period of two or three months."

Since December, Spears' residency has been the top-searched topic on, says Jennifer Whitehair, the site's content director, adding that the big numbers make sense given Vegas' shifting demographics.

"(Fans) really got what they wanted to see from her," Whitehair says. "It's a huge audience that's been underserved in Vegas for a while, this younger demographic, so you're going to continue to see interest in shows like Britney" and other "club-like" entertainment.

But could ticket sales slip as initial chatter dies down (her next show isn't until April 25) and new residencies open up shop on the Strip? Not likely, Caulfield says, given that people who wouldn't come to Vegas specifically to see Britney are still likely to buy her tickets through a concierge or broker once they get there.

"It's not necessarily front-loaded," he says. "It'll probably still continue to do well and continue to sell out, that's the assumption."

Britney Spears Dyes Her Hair Red! Check Out Her Month of Hair Changes

(Photo) Britney Spears has been keeping her colorist very busy this month. The singer changed up her hair hue for the third time in less than two weeks, debuting a new redheaded look at her Las Vegas show on Wednesday.

At first editors were convinced Spears was sporting a wig for her stage performance, but after some more intensive photo research it looks like the star went full-on red! In the inset photo above, you can see the singer’s fresh dye job on her messy bun (which we’d recognize as Brit’s hair anywhere). Spears started her Vegas residency as a platinum blonde, before going brunette less than two weeks ago while promoting her new fragrance. And now she’s spiced up the shade with a deeper, Jessica Rabbit-esque red.

What’s next? Hot pink highlights like her X Factor pal Demi Lovato? Rainbow? A platinum pixie? She’s really keeping us on our toes.

Nicole Richie Hugs Britney Spears on Stage, Crawls Around on All Fours-See the Pics!

(Photo, Photo2, Photo3) Nicole Richie is an unabashed Britney Spears fan, so it's not too surprising that she freaked out when the singer dedicated "Freak Show" to her during Tuesday's concert at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood. The fashion designer shared two pictures from the pop star's Piece of Me show on Instagram and wrote, "#goodbye."

After joining her pop idol on stage, the former Simple Life star was given a tee with Spears' image on it.

Spears, who recently went brunette, praised Richie on Twitter. "Can we all give a round of applause to @NicoleRichie for playing along in the show tonight? U looked hot crawling on all fours," she wrote.

The 32-year-old "Perfume" singer then tweeted Richie directly, writing, "Thanks for dancing tonight!"

Spears superfan Richie isn't the first celebrity to get special treatment from the pop icon during "Freak Show," however. Mario Lopez and Lance Bass were seduced on stage in 2013, and the "Work Bitch" singer's boyfriend David Lucado was singled out during a performance in early January 2014.

In June 2011, Richie and a pal had a spontaneous "dance off" to Spears' "I'm a Slave 4 U." Sharing the video on YouTube, she wrote, "In honor of my queen, @BritneySpears - Can't wait to dance tonight!"

Oops! Britney Spears Makes a Lip-Synching Snafu During Concert-Watch Now!

(Video) Sometimes you just get caught up in the moment!

And if you're Britney Spears, that moment gets captured on video for millions of people to see.

The pop princess was performing onstage last night at her Las Vegas residency dubbed "Piece of Me" when a concertgoer taped her missing her cue.

Now, before we go into details about what happened…let us just say one thing: Leave Britney alone!

Okay, glad we cleared that up. Brit Brit performed "Alien" to the sold-out crowd and seemingly missed the mark on when she was supposed to sing...though her voice still seemed to be singing the song. It looks like the mother of two got so excited and distracted by all of her fans, but immediately picked up her mic and carried on like a true professional.

Britney had a special, very famous guest last night at her Sin City concert as well.

Nicole Richie made a surprise appearance and was brought on stage by her backup dancers during her hit song "Freak Show."

After joining the pop idol on stage, the former Simple Life star was given a T-shirt with Spears' image on it.

Spears, who recently went brunette, praised Richie on Twitter. "Can we all give a round of applause to @NicoleRichie for playing along in the show tonight? U looked hot crawling on all fours," she wrote.

The 32-year-old "Perfume" singer then tweeted Richie directly, writing, "Thanks for dancing tonight!"

Britney Spears Struts Her Darker Hair While Sippin' on Starbucks

(Photo) Britney Spears is rocking that brunette 'do, y'all!

Although Brit Brit looked absolutely gorgeous as a blond, she is definitely werking those darker locks. Shortly after revealing her big hair transformation, Spears was spotted on a shopping trip with her sons Jayden and Sean in Thousand Oaks, Calif., on Sunday.

Strutting a high ponytail, Britney took a break from her Las Vegas residency and instead was seen strolling underneath the California sunshine while wearing a loose sweater and black workout pants as she sipped on what looks to be a Green Tea Frappuccino.

The songstress revealed her darker locks when she posted a photo on Twitter Saturday afternoon to promote her Fantasy "Naughty Remix" and "Nice Remix" perfumes.

"Spice up Valentine's Day by getting ‘Naughty & Nice' ((pun intended)) ;)," Spears tweeted, along with the pic, which showed her holding up a bottle of the perfume while smiling in a mirror.

And although the change may seem a little out of left field, this is around the time of year that Spears gives her tresses a change. Last February, she showed up at Elton John's Academy Awards Viewing Party rocking darker locks as well.

Looks like she's right on schedule.

Britney Spears Is a Brunette--See the Pic!

(Photo) Britney Spears has gone brunette.

The former blonde songstress revealed her darker locks when she posted a photo on Twitter Saturday afternoon to promote her Fantasy "Naughty Remix" and "Nice Remix" perfumes.

"Spice up Valentine's Day by getting ‘Naughty & Nice' ((pun intended)) ;)," Spears tweeted, along with the pic, which showed her holding up a bottle of the perfume while smiling in a mirror.

This isn't the first time the "Work Bitch" crooner has switched up her hair color though.

Last February, she showed up at Elton John's Academy Awards Viewing Party rocking darker locks as well.

What do you think about Spears' brunette hue?

Love it? Or hate it?

Britney Spears' Microphone Malfunctions During Las Vegas Concert-Watch Now

(Video) Oops—she did it again.

During her show in Las Vegas on Tuesday night, Britney Spears was performing her hit song "Stronger," when suddenly her mic pack flew off, leaving the singer struggling with the cord as she continued to dance onstage. A fan's Instagram video captured the moment, which shows the "Piece of Me" performer dancing up a storm in her semi-sheer jeweled black leotard before her mic detaches from her dazzling costume.

Always the consummate professional, the pop princess didn't miss a beat, even managing to pull off a 360 spin with her mic pack hanging loose.

This isn't the first time Spears suffered a slight snafu during one of her Las Vegas shows (after all, they are live!).

In late December, the 32-year-old super star was performing her hit tune "Circus" when the back of her tight, sequined corset flew open, causing what could have been an epic wardrobe malfunction.


Luckily, one of her stealthy backup dancers saved the day by zipping her costume back up while BritBrit carried on without a hitch, although there's no doubt the snafu caused a moment of sheer panic for the pop star, who nearly flashed the jam-packed audience!

She later opened up about the embarrassing moment to The Insider backstage after the 2014 People's Choice Awards, admitting "you have to have" a show must go on kind of attitude. "The dancers were helping me with the back part of my dress. It was really kind of crazy," she confessed.

And despite the fact that Spears has been seen countless times onstage, the pop princess admits she still gets preshow jitters before each and every performance.

"I'm still going to be nervous before the next show I do," she said. "I know I will."

Fortunately, she seems fully prepared for any unexpected moment!

Britney Spears and Lady Gaga planning collaboration

Britney Spears and Lady Gaga’s budding friendship looks as if it will result in a collaboration between the two artists.

The two pop divas, who spent time together in Las Vegas this past weekend, are thinking about recording a duet, according to US Weekly.

“It’ll happen soon,” an unnamed insider told the gossip mag.

Gaga, 27, took in Saturday night’s performance of the 32-year-old Spears’ Las Vegas extravaganza, “Piece of Me.” The “Applause” singer gushed about the show and spending time with Spears, whose father, Jamie Spears, provided a home-cooked barbecue meal for the pop star.

News of the possible collaboration shouldn’t come as a shock, as Spears mentioned wanting to work with Gaga during a web chat to promoter her latest album, “Britney Jean,” in December of last year.

“I would do a duet with Lady Gaga,” the pop icon said at the time. “I think that would be a lot of fun. I think she’s very different and interesting and intricate, and I like her as an artist.”

Gaga was quick to reply, voicing her approval in a since-deleted tweet: “Let’s do this bitch, it’s time.”

Lady Gaga Hangs Out With Britney Spears, Raves About Jamie Spears' "Homemade BBQ"

(Photo) Lady Gaga spent some one-on-one time with Britney Spears on Saturday, Feb. 1.

Mother Monster—or Goddess of Love, as she now likes to be called—watched the "Perfume" singer take the stage at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood as part of her two-year Piece of Me residency. "Tonight's show is gonna be a good one, I can feel it. Who's coming?" Spears asked her Twitter followers.

Gaga, 27, said she'd be rocking "long blond hair" and "androgynous wear" for the two-hour concert.

"Come hang before the show starts," Spears, 32, told her pop peer. "Can't wait to see you."

Later that night, Gaga shared a picture with Spears via her Little Monsters website. "We had so much fun at your show!" she wrote, adding the Twitter hashtag #Applause4Britney. The singer also tweeted that "Britney's dad gave us homeade BBQ, it was one of the best things I've ever eatin' in my LIFE."

Gaga wasn't the only famous face in the audience: author Katherine Schwarzenegger also showed up.

During an online Q&A in December 2013, Spears told her fans, "I would do a duet with Lady Gaga. I think that would be a lot of fun. I think she's very different and interesting and intricate."

Gaga replied via the social networking site, saying, "@britneyspears lets do this bitch its time."

A divas' duet? That's music to our ears!

Britney Spears Says Mid-Concert Wardrobe Malfunction Was "Kind of Crazy"

The show must go on!

While Britney Spears was performing her hit single "Circus" during her Las Vegas show on Saturday, Dec. 28, the singer suffered what could have been an epic wardrobe malfunction when the back of her tight, sequined corset popped open unexpectedly.

Luckily, one of her stealthy backup dancers saved the day by zipping her costume back up while BritBrit, like a consummate professional, didn't miss a beat of her choreography, although there's no doubt the snafu caused a moment of sheer panic for the pop star, who nearly flashed the jam-packed audience.

"That's the attitude you have to have," she told The Insider backstage after the 2014 People's Choice Awards on Wednesday, Jan. 8, admitting that the show must go on. "The dancers were helping me with the back part of my dress. It was really kind of crazy."

And despite the fact that Spears has been seen countless times onstage, the pop princess admits she still gets preshow jitters before each and every performance.

"I'm still going to be nervous before the next shows I do," she confessed. "I know I will."

As for her sentiments towards her first People's Choice Award win after taking home the honor for Favorite Pop Artist?

"I feel very blessed and I've just had such a great support system throughout this whole year," the blond beauty gushed. "My family has been wonderful and I've worked really hard so I'm very proud of this and I'm very happy."

Spears made her red carpet debut with her boyfriend of nearly a year David Lucado at the annual event and thanked her "beautiful boys" at home as well as "all of you" as she squealed with excitement while accepting her accolade.

And, when asked if there was anyone she forgot to thank, the 32-year-old mother of two said, "God. I forgot the main man upstairs. But that's OK, he knows."

Congrats on your well-deserved success, Brit!

Britney Spears and Boyfriend David Lucado Visit a Teacup Yorkie Breeder-Get the Details

(Photo) Could Britney Spears and David Lucado become parents to a furry little cutie sometime soon?

The pop star and her boyfriend were looking at Micro Diamonds yesterday, and no that's not what you might think it is. Micro Diamonds are tiny, teacup Yorkie puppies that Brit and Lucado were checking out during their visit to Star Yorkie, where Britney gets all her dogs.

An employee at Star Yorkie tells E! News Spears wanted to show her boyfriend where she gets her four-legged friends. He also told us the pair was "very nice and really close to each other the whole time."

"They seemed like a very, very happy couple holding puppies, looking around because we have a lot of puppies. No matter how sad you are, you can never be depressed looking at puppies."

According to Star Yorkie's website, a Micro Diamond Yorkie, which will never weigh over 2 pounds, "is an absolutely gorgeous puppy with a personality that is a lot larger then her size. Her small size lets you bring her with you everywhere you go without anyone noticing, so you never have to worry about leaving this precious diamond at home."

Along with that is a price tag of $5,000.

Britney wasn't seen leaving with a new pet, so maybe she was just visiting the furry cuties for some fun.

You may already be acquainted with Spears' Yorkie, Hannah, who has quite the following on Twitter. Little Hannah Spears has close to 60,000 followers on the social media website, and keeps fans up to date on her mama's projects.

Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears Deemed Too Racy for Daytime TV in France

Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears are too hot for TV—daytime French TV, that is.

France's broadcast watchdog reportedly said TV channels should only show Cyrus' video for "Wrecking Ball" and Spears' video for "Work Bitch" after 10 p.m., when the kiddos are asleep and French broadcasters begin airing a range of programming more suited for adults.

The watchdog, CSA, said in a statement Thursday that some channels were showing them in the daytime and without any parental guidance warnings.

Cyrus riding around naked on a wrecking ball is too sexually explicit, the statement explains, and Spears, with her bondage gear, shows "a sadomachistic universe representing women in a way that risks shocking many viewers."

This isn't the first time Brit Brit has been banned for being too sexy.

Reports that the 31-year-old's "Work Bitch" video was banned before 10 p.m. in the U.K. began surfacing in October, after it was deemed too provocative for daytime airings on music channels, including MTV and The Box.

"While the video has gone down a storm online, it's a bit too much to play on TV," a source told The Mirror. Channels were reportedly calling for Spears to release a "clean" edit of the video to broadcast before 10 p.m. that is suitable for all audiences.

Miley, on the other hand, hasn't exactly been banned before, but some of her favorite activites have.

After Cyrus took twerking to another level, Annapolis High School in Maryland made their students and parents to sign a "dance contract," prohibiting them from doing the booty-shaking dance move during their homecoming dance.

The contract dictated that students "demonstrate good character" and "the manner of dancing with be appropriate for a school function. No sexually explicit dancing will be tolerated."

Britney Spears and Boyfriend David Lucado "Totally in Love" and "Extremely Happy" Together

Sounds like Britney Spears just may have met her perfect match in boyfriend David Lucado.

The pop princess and her hunky man made their red carpet debut as a couple last night at the People's Choice Awards (where they looked adorable as ever, of course!), and now a source is exclusively revealing to E! News that the lovebirds, who have been dating for nearly a year, are stronger—and happier—than ever.

"They are totally in love and they make a good pair," a source tells E! News. "He's from a small town and she is very sheltered. It's a good mix."

In December, Spears revealed to Ellen DeGeneres that she was introduced to the Virginia-raised cutie by her friends at a party, admitting their attraction was "instant," and it seems that Lucado has since won the love of singer's family.

"David gets along very well with her family," the insider said.

What's more? Lucado looks beyond Brit Brit's superstar status, and, likewise, Spears has previously said she loves that David is "just a simple guy."

"David still sees her as a regular, normal girl he is dating," the source said.

As for how Britney's beau has adapted to her crazy career and two-year residency in Las Vegas?

"He is extremely happy and doing very well," the source added. "He is still doing his business but now in Las Vegas."

And not only is he incredibly supportive of his ladylove, but he's also incredibly proud of all the hard work she's put into the show, even taking a moment to pose with fans during the "Piece of Me" performer's dress rehearsal concert on December 26.

While snapping a pic with a few fans, Lucado said Britney worked "very very hard on the show" and adorably admitted that it was his first (!) concert and he didn't think anyone would recognize him. He added that he was "very very proud" of his gorgeous girlfriend, and clearly—it shows!

Too cute! Don't you love seeing these two so happy together?!

Britney Spears Launches New Fragrance, Shares Her Naughtiest Fantasies: "They're Provocative, Sensual and Tempting"

(Photo) It's a good year already for Britney Spears!

The pop star won her first People's Choice Award last night and also opened her Las Vegas show just a few short days ago, so it's no surprise that she's one of the most buzzed-about celebs to date.

The sexy singer is also madly in love with beau David Lucado and looking better than ever with a hot bod to boot.

On the beauty front, the blonde is also revealing her new fragrance duo called Fantasy Britney Spears the Naughty Remix and Fantasy Britney Spears the Nice Remix, available at Kohl's stores and this month, and we're hankering for a bottle or two of our own.

The ad imagery is enchanting and obviously alluring, showing the two dramatic sides of the star: a dangerous vixen and a glamorous entertainer.

When asked to elaborate further on her darker persona, Spears exclusively told us, "The fun thing about my job is that I get to act out some of my naughtiest fantasies on stage and in my music videos—like the Naughty Remix fragrance, they're all a little provocative, sensual and tempting."


We can't wait to get a whiff of this hot new scent soon!

Britney Spears and Boyfriend David Lucado "Totally in Love" and "Extremely Happy" Together

Sounds like Britney Spears just may have met her perfect match in boyfriend David Lucado.

The pop princess and her hunky man made their red carpet debut as a couple last night at the People's Choice Awards (where they looked adorable as ever, of course!), and now a source is exclusively revealing to E! News that the lovebirds, who have been dating for nearly a year, are stronger—and happier—than ever.

"They are totally in love and they make a good pair," a source tells E! News. "He's from a small town and she is very sheltered. It's a good mix."

In December, Spears revealed to Ellen DeGeneres that she was introduced to the Virginia-raised lawyer by her friends at a party, admitting their attraction was "instant," and it seems that Lucado has since won the love of singer's family.

"David gets along very well with her family," the insider said.

What's more? Lucado looks beyond Brit Brit's superstar status, and, likewise, Spears has previously said she loves that David is "just a simple guy."

"David still sees her as a regular, normal girl he is dating," the source said.

As for how Britney's beau has adapted to her crazy career and two-year residency in Las Vegas?

"He is extremely happy and doing very well," the source added. "He is still doing his business but now in Las Vegas."

And not only is he incredibly supportive of his ladylove, but he's also incredibly proud of all the hard work she's put into the show, even taking a moment to pose with fans during the "Piece of Me" performer's dress rehearsal concert on December 26.

While snapping a pic with a few fans, Lucado said Britney worked "very very hard on the show" and adorably admitted that it was his first (!) concert and he didn't think anyone would recognize him. He added that he was "very very proud" of his gorgeous girlfriend, and clearly—it shows!

Too cute! Don't you love seeing these two so happy together?!

Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears Deemed Too Racy for Daytime TV in France

Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears are too hot for TV—daytime French TV, that is.

France's broadcast watchdog reportedly said TV channels should only show Cyrus' video for "Wrecking Ball" and Spears' video for "Work Bitch" after 10 p.m., when the kiddos are asleep and French broadcasters begin airing a range of programming more suited for adults.

The watchdog, CSA, said in a statement Thursday that some channels were showing them in the daytime and without any parental guidance warnings.

Cyrus riding around naked on a wrecking ball is too sexually explicit, the statement explains, and Spears, with her bondage gear, shows "a sadomachistic universe representing women in a way that risks shocking many viewers."

This isn't the first time Brit Brit has been banned for being too sexy.

Reports that the 31-year-old's "Work Bitch" video was banned before 10 p.m. in the U.K. began surfacing in October, after it was deemed too provocative for daytime airings on music channels, including MTV and The Box.

"While the video has gone down a storm online, it's a bit too much to play on TV," a source told The Mirror. Channels were reportedly calling for Spears to release a "clean" edit of the video to broadcast before 10 p.m. that is suitable for all audiences.

Miley, on the other hand, hasn't exactly been banned before, but some of her favorite activites have.

After Cyrus took twerking to another level, Annapolis High School in Maryland made their students and parents to sign a "dance contract," prohibiting them from doing the booty-shaking dance move during their homecoming dance.

The contract dictated that students "demonstrate good character" and "the manner of dancing with be appropriate for a school function. No sexually explicit dancing will be tolerated."

Did Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake Avoid a Run-In at the People's Choice Awards? Find Out!

Well, this could have made for an awkward (or awesome!) moment.

While it's been nearly 12 years since the former Disney stars dated, both Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears attended the People's Choice Awards last night, where the famous exes narrowly avoided a run-in at the annual award show.

A source tells E! News that the pop princess and her former beau did not bump into each other at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles, and, in fact, the "Suit & Tie" singer may have actually been gone by the time the "Work Bitch" beauty arrived.

While we're sure the former lovebirds would have been cordial towards one another, we imagine an accidental run-in may have been a bit awkward, considering Brit Brit made her red carpet debut with her boyfriend of nearly a year David Lucado.

The pop princess also took home her first People's Choice award for Favorite Pop Artist, thanking her "beautiful boys" and "all of you" while squealing with excitement as she accepted her accolade onstage.

And she actually beat her ex-beau, who was also up for the honor in the same category, although J.T. hardly went home empty handed, nabbing awards for Favorite R&B Artist and Favorite Album for The 20/20 Experience at the show.

So since Britney was clearly busy with her man, where was the "SexyBack" singer hanging?

At Taco Bell. (No, seriously.)

The 32-year-old stud, whose wife Jessica Biel was M.I.A. from the event for unknown reasons, hit up the famous fast food joint after the show, posting pics with starstruck employees on Instagram and writing "What do we do after we win 3 PCAs?!?! Easy... Go to Taco Bell!! People's Champ, baby!!"

Who knew a nacho supreme could potentially save the singer from an awkward moment?!

Britney Spears Wins Her First People's Choice Award

(Photo) It was a night of firsts for Britney Spears!

With her Vegas show dark for the evening, the "Work Bitch" artist won her first-ever People's Choice Award—for Favorite Pop Artist—and made her award-show debut as a couple with boyfriend David Lucado (who, yes, left his Virginia Tech gear behind for the occasion).

"Wow!" Britney squealed when she reached the stage. "This is awesome, I was not expecting this."

"It's because of all of you that I'm able to do what I love to do," Brit continued, going on to thank her family, her "beautiful boys" at home and "all of you."

Which technically included Lucado, too, right?

Spears chose a skin-tight, sparkly long-sleeve minidress and nude heels for the occasion. Lucado, who's been dating the pop princess—make that the People's favorite pop princess—for almost a year now, looked dapper in a dark suit.

Britney Spears To BF -- Bark Like A Dog -- 'Cause You're My Bitch

(Photo) Britney Spears is into 2 things -- her BF and B&D .. and she got to enjoy both at the same time during her Vegas New Year's Eve concert.

Brit dragged David Lucado on stage at Planet Hollywood ... forcing him down on hands and knees, strapping him into a harness and dog collar and then parading him around on a leash.

David seemed to enjoy it enough ... it's one of the fun perks of being with Britney.

It's gotta be hard on K-Fed ... all those fond memories.

Britney Spears Seduces Lance Bass During Piece of Me Concert in Las Vegas-See the Pics!

(Pic1, Pic2Video) Mario Lopez was the first star to be seduced by Britney Spears during her Piece of Me concert at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, and 'N Sync's Lance Bass got his turn on Monday, Dec. 30. The pop princess plucked her longtime friend from the audience for "Freakshow" and allowed her dancers to dress Bass in a leather harness and animal ears before walking him around stage like a pet.

Spears thanked the boy bander for being such a good sport later that night. "So so good to see you!! Thank u for coming tonight," the 32-year-old singer tweeted. Bass replied, "Thank you for dressing me up as a kitty and spanking me! It's like old times. Xoxo Love ya!"

The night's other celebrity attendees included Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton and Saturday Night Live star Nasim Pedrad. "Lovely seeing you both in the audience tonight!" Spears told the Hilton sisters on Twitter. "Miss you girls!!"

Spears has been earning raves for Piece of Me after it kicked off Dec. 27. "She single-handedly brought the spectacle of a touring arena show into a nightclub-like theater and pulled off the gamble with a flawless performance," said The Las Vegas Sun's Robin Leach. CNN's Alan Duke echoed, "Las Vegas may never be the same now that Britney Spears has started a residency in Nevada's Sin City."

The "Perfume" singer will take a mini-break following her New Year's Eve show, returning on Jan. 29. Concerts are scheduled in four-week segments in April and May and again in August and September.

Spears has long dreamed of headlining a Las Vegas show one day. "I always kind of said that in the back of mind," she told E! News ahead of her Dec. 22 two-hour movie event, I Am Britney Jean. "I'm superstitious like that. I have a gut feeling about something and then it happens."

Britney Spears Suffers Wardrobe Malfunction Onstage, Nearly Loses Her Dress-Watch Now!

(Video) Britney Spears' Las Vegas shows are pretty wild, sure, but they don't usually contain any nudity. However, on Saturday, Dec. 28, a faulty zipper almost changed all of that!

Brit was onstage performing "Circus" when the back of her tight, sequined dress flew open unexpectedly. A fan's Instagram video captured the moment—and the look of sheer panic on Britney's face as she realized she was dangerously close to flashing her audience!

But Ms. Spears, ever the consummate professional, didn't miss a beat of her choreography, despite her looming wardrobe malfunction. Before Britney's girls made an appearance (or possibly her whole birthday suit was put on display!) a stealth backup dancer zipped her dress back up. And voila! The Piece of Me performers carried on without a hitch.

So far, Britney's been feeling quite at home in Sin City, and the stars have been coming out en masse to see her shows! Miley Cyrus might win the award for being the cutest/most enthusiastic superfan, though. The Bangerz beauty was front row and center for Britney's opening night, and she was dancing, singing along, and thoroughly geeking out like a true teenybopper.

Not that anyone can blame her.

Britney Spears takes in Bruno Mars concert

Britney Spears was checking out her competition in Las Vegas on Sunday.

After the diva kicked off her Sin City residency at Planet Hollywood on Friday, she was in the audience at Bruno Mars’ opening at the Cosmopolitan’s the Chelsea, spies said, with her sister Jamie Lynn and dad, Jamie.

Mars and Spears will go head-to-head with New Year’s Eve shows.

Spears’ “Britney: Pieces of Me” then goes on hiatus till Jan. 29, while Mars returns Feb. 15 for his extended run of Vegas gigs.

Find Out How Britney Spears Celebrated Her Las Vegas Opening Weekend!

Britney Spears had one very busy and exciting weekend.

The reigning pop princess debuted her Piece of Me concert residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on Friday evening to a crowd of famous faces, family, friends and tons of diehard fans.

So how did Spears celebrate after her first performance?

Well, she didn't exactly have a big blowout Sin City style.

In fact, according to an insider, Brit Brit "just stayed at her hotel and had some quiet time with her family."

The "Perfume" singer's close family, boyfriend and his family were all on hand to support the blond beauty's latest endeavor.

"She is really happy," the source added. "She is focusing on doing her performances and just having a good time. She really wants to put all her energy into doing an amazing show for everyone."

The 32-year-old is under some serious pressure to bring the biggest show that Vegas has seen in a long time.

Spears told E! News weeks before her opening weekend that she was "kinda nervous."

"It's completely different from any show I've ever done…It's actually really funny because it's something that I've always wanted to do. It's something that I've always kind of had in the back of my mind that I've always wanted to do but I've never really followed through with it."

She added, "I took a grip on it and said this is what I want to do."

Britney Spears's Las Vegas Show: 5 Reasons to See Her Sin City Debut

Sure, Britney Spears lip-syncs through most of her Las Vegas show, but that's really nothing new for one of the world's biggest pop stars – she's been doing it for years.

At the end of the day, it's still the one and only Britney Spears on stage, and that should be enough to get you to go and see her Piece of Me show at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

But if you need any more convincing, here are five more reasons.

1. She's an angel.

In one of the prettier moments of the 90-minute show, Spears descends to the stage wearing enormous white angel wings while performing her 2003 hit "Everytime." The slower arrangement is a rare break from the mainly up-tempo show.

2. She's been working out.

Prior to opening night, Spears said she was working harder than she ever had. It showed. Spears looked great on stage, proudly showing off her fit physique. During several numbers, Spears wore little more than what appeared to be a swimsuit. She may not be in "Hit Me Baby One More Time" shape, but the girl has put in some Work (B––)!

3. You never know who you'll see.

Girl power was in full effect during Friday's opening night. Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry both sat front and center at Planet Hollywood's Axis Theatre to see Spears. But they weren't the only stars in attendance – Jersey Shore's Pauly D was there, as was Adam Lambert, and Extra host Mario Lopez was brought onstage during "Freak Show" (and crawled across the floor as Spears pulled him around on a leash).

4. The theater looks amazing.

Early in the show Friday, Spears asked the crowd, "Isn't this theater beautiful?" That may be an understatement. The hotel spent a reported $20 million to renovate the once nondescript theater, turning it into an energetic venue with hundreds of ever-changing screens, lasers and even high-priced bottle service. Somehow hotel executives figured out a way to make a 4,600-seat venue feel like a large nightclub.

5. She spans the hits.

Simply put, you will know every song, whether you're a Spears fan or not. The "Perfume" singer doesn't shy away from the early hits that put her on the map, nor does she focus entirely on her new album, Britney Jean. She covers a lot of ground from her entire career. Even though most of the vocals are prerecorded, the girl still knows how to put on a show.

Who inspires Britney? Beyonce, Bruno - and her ex JT

Roaring into an opening weekend for Britney: Piece of Me, her new two-year residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, the onetime fixture on the charts and in tabloids romped through a 24-song spectacle that brought out fans such as Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus, both of whom owe Spears a rump-shaking debt.

But backstage prior to Friday's kickoff, Spears pointed admiring fingers anywhere but at herself, telling USA TODAY that she "looks up to Beyoncé, what she did with her (surprise release) album was genius, really brilliant."

As for Cyrus, with whom she shares her longtime manager, Larry Rudolph, Spears says: "She's cool, she's fun to be around. You know, she's got really good energy."

And her admiration for the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, was made evident during her "favorite part of the show, where it's just me in the spotlight (during Me Against the Music) with a hat on, which is really a tribute to Michael."

She's also a fan of New Zealand teen sensation Lorde, "who is really different and cool … This generation is hungry for new sounds. Bruno Mars is so different and fresh, and (ex-boyfriend) Justin Timberlake is, too. It's inspiring for me, and it makes people eager to listen to music, which helps everyone."

The only thing that bums Britney out? The demise of the CD and an album-oriented music business.

"We're too smart for our own good," she says backstage at the Axis theater, which was redesigned to suit her spectacle-heavy show. "We're at the point where the simplicity of buying a CD and the specialness has gone. I think it's a shame. The whole process of buying a record was so special."

'It's in my blood to perform,' Britney tells USA TODAY

The big white snake and that awards show kiss. The electric professional highs and those crushing personal lows.

All traces of that particular tabloid queen have vanished from an airless backstage room at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, leaving behind only a tired, sweaty yet still smiling 32-year-old working stiff named Britney Jean Spears.

"I didn't sleep last night because I'm excited," Spears tells USA TODAY, her soft Louisiana drawl peeking out as she plops down on a leather couch after another grueling rehearsal. "But today I'm dying. I feel like I'm drunk, I'm so tired, you know?"

It's not hard to imagine the stress and strain Spears is under. For the past four months, the onetime queen of teen pop has been laboring on her new stage show, Britney: Piece of Me, a two-year, 98-gig residency that kicked off Friday at the custom-tweaked, 7,000-seat Axis theater here.

Beyond the inevitable scrutiny of a pop-culture kingdom she once ruled, there's the sheer rigor of blasting through 24 largely uptempo hits with countless costume changes and wild set pieces that include her leaping off a massive fake tree.

But for Spears, whose at-home dramas — ranging from divorce to hospitalization — sometimes appeared to threaten her onstage dreams, it was never really if she was going to clamber back on the showbiz diving board, but when.

"It's in my blood to perform," says Spears, dressed in black dancer's tights and a football-type jersey bearing the number 25. Her bleached-blond hair is pinned to the top of her head; one hand fusses with her upper lip.

Most stars in this decidedly un-starlike state would simply refuse to be seen, but Spears seems as comfortable as your neighbor coming back from a jog.

"I'm a hometown girl, and my personality at home is the opposite of the performer in me," she says. "But then, when I'm home and haven't done anything for a while, I get really itchy and nervous and weird-feeling. Performing is my therapy, to become different people onstage."

She pauses, her voice but a whisper. "It gives me confidence. I don't have that much confidence in myself. But when I'm onstage, it's my alter ego, and it kind of does adjust my personality."

Vegas offered the perfect outlet for those dueling personas.

"I'm a family girl and (like) being in one place. Traveling around the world is really strenuous for me, being in a different bed every night, flying and everything," she says, shaking her head. "I look back now, and I don't see how I did it. This (residency) just seems ideal. It's an hour from L.A., from my home, and it's perfect."

Well, almost. Comfortable onstage since her pre-teen Mouseketeer days, Spears made a name for herself in the early 2000s as a dancing force in the model of her heroine, Madonna. But the body of a teenager is forgiving, less so the one of a thirtysomething mom. Spears recently hit the spa at a neighboring Strip hotel and confesses that she never wanted to leave, a take-me-away luxury that rivals disappearing into a favorite movie (Bridesmaids) or book (Emily Giffin's Heart of the Matter).

"These intense workouts have really been excruciating," she says, sighing. "It's probably the hardest workout I've ever done, ever in my life, getting ready for this show. I look back at my other tours, and I'm doing more songs here than I've ever done. And it's just way more, the speed of the dancing throughout."

That tempo is thanks to a catalog of hits that a much older performer would envy, ranging from her teen-vixen breakout smashes, 1998's ... Baby One More Time and 2000's Oops! … I Did It Again, to the dance grind Work Bitch off her just-released album, Britney Jean. While this eighth effort is her slowest-selling to date — just 107,000 copies in its first week — there's enough depth to the past decade and a half of chart success to fuel the show.

"Let's remember it's been almost 15 years since her first album, and that's an anniversary to celebrate, one that makes it feel right to have a retrospective show like this," says her manager Larry Rudolph, taking direct aim at a criticism that his client (he also represents Miley Cyrus) might be too young for a Vegas residency.

"Very few performers have 15 years in the business, let alone that many years with lots of hits," he says. "Miley called me the other day and told me, 'I've just spent the past few days watching all of Britney's (music) videos, and she's unbelievable. She just murdered it every time.' This (run) is more than warranted."

While there's no debating that Spears is far younger than her Vegas residency compadres — notably Celine Dion, 45, Shania Twain, 48, and Rod Stewart, 68 — her youth is an asset when it comes to producing a high-energy, club-oriented spectacle aimed at a new and younger breed of Vegas visitor lured by the Strip's burgeoning commitment to electronic dance music. Here, Britney billboards do battle with ads for sets by all-star DJs such as Tiesto, Steve Aoki and Calvin Harris.

"My guess is this (residency) is a good bet for Vegas, as there are enough people who were teens with (Britney) and now are in their 30s and revisiting their love of her dance hits," says Gary Bongiovanni, editor of concert industry magazine Pollstar.

He adds that while any new act in town faces the challenge posed by "Vegas being, arguably, one of the busiest entertainment cities in the world," he notes that any show offering "a lot of eye candy is basically addressing what most visitors there come to expect."

But Britney could well be shooting for something far greater than simply being just another fun Vegas night out, says Rolling Stone columnist Rob Sheffield.

"With this show, she's making a bold claim on her place in pop-culture history," he says. "Everyone's always predicted a flame-out from her, but the new album shows she can expand her sound. She'll have to be bold, but this is a chance to shine."

For Spears, staying busy will be its own reward.

"I know nearly 100 shows sounds like a lot, but I'm excited," she says. "I'm the type of person who, if I don't have enough to do, I go crazy. I have to stay busy. It's a good thing to stay busy."

The plan is to do four or so shows a week, then head from a penthouse suite here back to her Los Angeles home and overseeing her boys' (Sean, 8, and Jayden, 7, with Kevin Federline) school and sports schedules, a working-mom juggling act she credits to the efficiency of a trusted assistant.

"I love my family," says Spears, whose father and conservator, Jamie, is never far from sight backstage. "I get excited being around them. For me, it's about relatives and cousins, as much as they can drive you crazy. It's about them."

If she is feeling the pressure to demonstrate that she still has what it takes professionally, she's not showing it.

"I love what I do, and at this point in my career, I don't feel like I have anything to prove," she says. "I didn't do much promotion for the new album for that reason. I don't feel like I have to do every TV show. I just want to perform and inspire people. When I'm tired and I see one of my dancers pick up my part, they inspire me. I think that's why we're here, to inspire each other."

She sips a drink from a straw. "Performing gives me a fearless feeling, like you can conquer anything. I guess it's a false confidence, actually."

In fact, certain things scare Spears.

"A lot of things do, yeah. Um, like I'm not good in social settings," she says. "And I'm not good with heights. Or any animals other than my animals. I'm scared of dogs. I have dogs, but they're tiny. I'm scared of other dogs. I got attacked by two dogs when I was younger."

Clearly, snakes are exempt from that fear, as evidenced by her memorable cultural moment, akin to Miley's MTV Video Music Awards twerk-a-thon: draping herself with a massive white python for the 2001 VMAs performance of I'm a Slave 4 U.

Spears smiles at the memory. That was a lifetime ago. A teenage dream. Her thirtysomething reality lies ahead.

"I'm happy with where I am," she says. It comes off as a statement, not a plea. And for the next two years, the world can come to Las Vegas and see for themselves.

Britney Spears Wants to Act Again, Would Love to Work With Jennifer Lopez

Britney Spears opened her Las Vegas residency last night, but music isn't the only thing on the pop princess's mind.

Spears tells me she'd love to return to the big screen. "I would love to act," she said. "I would love to do movies. If it was the right part, it would be really cool…I love funny movies."

Among Spears' most recent favorites are We're the Millers with Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis and the 2011 megahit Bridesmaids. "I also love Jennifer Lopez movies," she said. "I love Jennifer Lopez."

Spears may have sold gazillions of records, but her acting career hasn't been as illustrious. She costarred with Taryn Manning and Zoe Saldana in Crossroads in 2002, followed by guest spots on television sitcoms Will & Grace and How I Met Your Mother.

After this weekend's four Britney Spears: Piece of Me shows at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Spears will take a month off before returning at the end of January.

"People should expect something very entertaining, a lot of fun and emotional, too," she also recently told me. "I think the show takes you on this fun rollercoaster of uplifting things and then moody stuff that grabs you and takes you in."

But the 32-year-old music superstar also admitted she thinks about retiring and going back to her Southern roots.

"I have thought about it, but I think right now is my time to perform and doing what I'm doing," she said. "If I happen to have another baby or something like that, I'd probably move back to Louisiana. I do miss Louisiana. I miss the people. I miss the food. I miss the way of life, how everything is really simple. There's no traffic like there is in L.A. It's really nice."

Britney Spears' 'Piece of Me' changes residency tune

In 90 energy-packed minutes Friday, Britney Spears rewrote the Las Vegas residency playbook.

Where the Elvis-pioneered tradition has long limited itself to, let's just say, more mature artists with decades of hits to their names, Spears, 32, stomped into town with a 21-hit salute to her 15 years of dance confections that artfully melded spectacle with stagecraft.

Spears' mission in a nutshell: to turn a cavernous 7,000-seat amphitheater into a raging nightclub. Mission accomplished. Only during the show's three slower songs — which included the poignant Perfume — did the sold-out crowd bother to take its seats.

Britney: Piece of Me, which will run for 98 shows over two years at Planet Hollywood's Axis theater here, made its intentions clear from its opening number, the infectious hit Work Bitch.

Floating down to her office — a massive, 100-foot-wide stage flanked by panels that displayed images from 60 projectors — in a huge steel sphere, Spears quickly strutted to the front of a phalanx of 16 alien-masked dancers and led them through an intense workout in front of family (sister, brother, mom and dad) and famous friends (Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Selena Gomez).

From there on, it was nonstop club tracks anchored to exquisite sets and dazzling choreography. One could almost make the argument that this show might entertain a non-Britney fan because of its production values, which is likely not the case with other residencies — if you don't care for Elton John, not even a $10 million piano would keep you seated for his Vegas hit parade.

Case in point was Toxic, which started with the sound of thunder as the dance troupe wriggled on the ground like extras from Avatar. Moments later, in rolled a massive tree with the show's star perched high in a branch. She suddenly jumped off into space, ripping a page from Cirque du Soleil.

And the hits kept coming, including Oops! ... I Did It Again (cue Britney in a brassy dark wig and lingerie), Scream & Shout (with a two-story video image of singing along), and Freakshow (which subjected TV host Mario Lopez to a few minutes of S&M).

Eye candy was everywhere, whether in the form of the taut dancers' bodies or the lavish sets, none more so than the Circus-themed number featuring creepy human marionettes and raging flames, with Spears delivered on stage in the middle of a ring of fire. When she sang, "All eyes on me in the center of the ring," it was redundant.

If a criticism must be meted out, it would center on Spears' insistence that the well-oiled show not deviate remotely from its tracks. What little she did engage with the crowd ("How are you doin', Las Vegas?") stuck to the same script as Thursday's preview show before casino industry workers.

One longed for a bit more intimacy from Spears, especially on opening night with stars on hand. But if the singer has been consistent on one point over the years it's that she's actually by nature shy.

As for the oft-raised specter of lip-syncing, it's impossible to gauge whether there was any funny business with the vocals. For starters, these club-oriented tunes all require such different effects that her voice surely had to be run through computers to correspond with the tone of what was recorded in the studio.

What's more, though, with a performance this heavily focused on athleticism, asking a singer to deliver pitch-perfect vocals with no digital assistance is a bit like asking an NFL running back to run for 10 yards while carrying a tune — all game long. This wasn't Ella Fitzgerald with a pianist, it was a pop star bringing to life the songs we crank up in the shower or at the gym. It was about the wonderfully raunchy sizzle of it all, not a virgin vocal.

Odds are Piece of Me will prove a good bet for Vegas and Spears alike. The former gets another hip young dance-oriented star to add to its growing stable of popular EDM heroes; DJs Tiesto, David Guetta and Calvin Harris all are performing here this week. And the latter gets a chance to remind people just why much of the 2000s belonged to her. Before there was Katy, there was Britney.

In fact, listening to some of the more empowering songs that helped close the show, including Stronger and Till the World Ends, it had to be acknowledged that all three pop divas in the audience this night owed a huge debt to the mother of two on stage. She may not be the 18-year-old girl next door who shocked the world silly, but she's still a force to be reckoned with.

As her rendition of I'm A Slave 4 U raced to a close, Spears cocked her head as the spotlight lit up her hair. Pause. "You like that?" Spotlight off. One giant audience roar.

Britney Spears' Las Vegas residency a departure

Britney Spears has begun her early retirement in Las Vegas with a show that looks strikingly like the eye-popping Cirque du Soleil productions found elsewhere on the Strip.

The debut of Spears' long-term casino gig Friday kept an audience of about 4,500 on their feet for about 90 minutes.

The young-for-Vegas crowd was there for the danceable hits and the spectacle, which included acrobatics, a ring of fire, confetti, a live band, frenetic costume changes and a frequently airborne Spears.

The show's production values are unusually high for a casino residency, calling to mind the golden age of music videos. Its high-concept set pieces featured a cadre of backup dancers who danced in human-sized hamster wheels and somersaulted over the Grammy-winning star.

Spears, 32, has signed on to perform 50 shows each in 2014 and 2015 at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

She cuts a different figure from the typical Strip headliner. Other successful Las Vegas acts— including Shania Twain, Elton John and Celine Dion— have generally attracted an older audience. Judging from Friday's show, her fans are more likely to be found at a casino mega-club than in front of a slot machine.

Still, "Piece of Me" is not immune to nostalgia, one of the prime currencies in Las Vegas entertainment. It includes several callbacks to the 1990s and early 2000s, including plaid shirts tied around dancers' waists and a recap of the skin-tight sparkling bodysuit Spears wore in the "Toxic" music video.

Spears' younger self haunted the show, with clips of her early performances playing on huge monitors. Notably absent from those monitors, to the displeasure of some fans in the cheap seats, were any live close-ups of what was unfolding onstage.

On his way out, Shane Sodeman, of San Diego, complained that Spears hadn't donned the sexy school girl outfit or the skintight orange jumpsuit she wore in sexier days. A version of the suit was on display in the lobby.

Speculation abounded ahead of the show that Spears would not be singing live, a claim that officials with Planet Hollywood parent company Caesars Entertainment Corp. denied.

Entertainment Programming Vice President Kurt Melien said Spears sings against a recorded track of her vocals to help her through the more physically grueling parts of the set, and add the electronic undertones that characterize many of her songs.

On Friday, all but a few performances seemed to require intense athleticism. Some audience members said it would be unfair to require Spears to perform a high-intensity workout on stage and also hit every note. Given a choice between the two, they said they'd take the choreography.

Maryn Harberg, 29, spent the night dancing in her $139 seat, on the upper end of the $59 to $179 scale. She'd come to the Strip for just one night, for Britney.

"I loved it," said the beaming Boston resident. "She was totally lip-syncing, but that's what she does, she puts on a show."

Spears has lost some of the crisp precision that characterized her dancing a decade ago, but she was in constant motion during the show, allowing her backup dancers to throw her through the air, and flying around in a huge angel costume for a performance of "Everytime."

She spent downtime marching around stage and posing, banishing the specter of her disastrous 2007 MTV performance, which also took place in Las Vegas and was a career low point.

Younger divas Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry lent moral support from the audience.

Casino executives say the gig may be extended if it proves a success.

Britney Spears' Las Vegas Residency Begins, Brings Star-Studded Crowd Including Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez

It's show time for Britney Spears!

The pop icon kicked off her two-year Las Vegas residency on Friday, Dec. 27 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in front of an adoring star-studded audience, including Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez and Adam Lambert. Spears' family and friends were also in attendance.

The 32-year-old singing sensation, donning many elaborate costumes and several stylish wigs, belted out her numerous hits spanning from her ...Baby One More Time album to her recent Britney Jean release at the AXIS theater. The Grammy winner was joined by a group of backup dancers during the top-of-the-line produced 90-minute Piece of Me show.

According to Billboard, the set kicked off with Spears performing "Work Bitch" and she "descended from the sky in a globe-like cage." She sported a champagne-colored sequined ensemble that was reminiscent of the get-up she wore in her sultry "Toxic" music video, according to the magazine. She performed 24 songs in total, which featured at times "a massive rotating tree, pyrotechnics, rain and fire." Spears closed the show with the classic tune "Crazy" and came back for an encore of the upbeat track "Till the World Ends."

"Wow… perfect audience for the 1st #PieceOfMe show! That was AMAZING!" Spears gushed afterwards on Twitter, along with a snapshot of herself sporting a black two-piece outfit and a Fedora on stage.

Spears also thanked several of her famous fans, including the "Roar" singer and the Queen of Twerk, for their support during her Sin City debut.

"@KatyPerry Was SOOOO good to see you again girl! Glad we could make our Vegas date happen :)" she wrote. "@MileyCyrus Love you so much! Thank you for coming to #PieceOfMe! I adore you :)," she added.

Speaking of the 21-year-old Bangerz artist, Cyrus was spotted dancing in the front row, and was doing "a lot of grinding," according to a concert eyewitness.

The "Come and Get It" crooner added an enthusiastic photo to her Instagram account, along with the caption "Sia!! Thank you soooo much for taking me to Britney!!!! Ahhhh."

Céline Dion, who knows a thing or two about performing in Vegas, wished Spears good luck before the show with a beautiful floral arrangement.

"The most beautiful flowers I've ever seen! Thank you Celine Dion!!" Spears added on her Instagram account.

Sounds like Brit's opening night was a big success!

Britney Spears begins long-term Las Vegas gig

Las Vegas is getting its newest pop fixture.

Britney Spears begins her two-year residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Friday, just in time to catch the town's massive New Year's Eve crowds.

The Grammy-winning singer will perform 50 shows each in 2014 and 2015. Casino executives say the gig may be extended if it proves a success.

Spears, 32, will recap her biggest hits, including "Oops. I Did It Again," ''...Baby One More Time" and "Toxic."

She will be singing along to a soundtrack of her own voice.

Kelly Frey, a spokeswoman for Planet Hollywood parent company Caesars Entertainment Corp., said the track is intended to help Spears through the more physically grueling sets.

A collection of pop stars, including Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus, are expected to attend the opening.

Spears is among the youngest stars to have settled down to quasi-retirement in Las Vegas. Other successful Strip headliners include Celine Dion and Elton John.

The show takes place in a relatively intimate theater with nightclub touches, including table and bottle service. Tickets range from $59 to $179.

Before the announcement of the residency, Spears' strongest Las Vegas tie derived from her short-lived marriage here. A 22-year-old Spears married her childhood friend in Sin City in 2004, and got the marriage annulled 55 hours later.

Spears made a grand Las Vegas entrance this month with fire-breathers, contortionists, snake charmers and hunky dancers welcoming her during a staged event at Planet Hollywood.

A portion of the Strip was temporarily closed so that she could pull up to the casino in a convertible. Spears told Las Vegas, "this is my city" now, then immediately went home to Los Angeles.

Spears has released seven platinum-plus albums since she debuted on the music scene in 1999. Her eighth album, "Britney Jean," was released this month to tepid reviews.

Britney Spears Rehearses at Planet Hollywood Day Before Her Las Vegas Residency Begins-See the Pics!

(Photo1, Photo2) It's almost show time for Britney Spears!

The pop princess shared a behind-the-scenes look on Twitter as she rehearsed the day before launching her highly anticipated Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

The 32-year-old singing sensation is solo on stage while rehearsing her show Britney: Piece of Me, striking a sexy pose with a dark purple spotlight. The mother of two is flaunting her enviable abs and ultra-fit body in a formfitting two-piece ensemble and a slick Fedora.

"Can't believe the 1st show is almost here!!! #PieceOfMe," she added with the sultry pic.

Spears, who has been drumming up excitement on her Twitter account by adding snapshots of her dancers posing as numbers counting down the days, shared a solo shot of herself as "1."

"I've got chills. Last dress rehearsal for friends and family before opening night tmw. #1DayTillShowtime," the Grammy winner captioned the smiling pic.

Spears' first show will be packed with family and friends, as well as A-list stars, including Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Adam Lambert, tennis great Serena Williams, hitmaker Sia and Brit's former touring partner Pauly D.

Have a fabulous first show, Brit!

Britney Spears thunders through 'Piece of Me' preview

Britney Spears edged closer to the debut of her two-year Las Vegas residency show, Britney: Piece of Me, with a thundering invitation-only preview at Planet Hollywood's The Axis theater Thursday.

In an 85-minute run-through for casino industry workers, the 32-year-old pop siren set the stage for Friday's official opening by blasting through nearly two-dozen songs with ferocious intensity, making full use of a 100-foot stage, some 60 video projectors and incessant costume changes.

Typical of the extravaganza was Spears' rendition of Toxic, which found her leaping off a massive tree into thin air (thanks to wires) while surrounded by dancers dressed like creatures straight out of Avatar (who writhed around in a veil of falling raindrops).

A contrasting moment was provided by the singer's more simple treatment of Me Against the Music, featuring Spears in silhouette with a fedora on her head, a tip of the hat to Thriller-era Michael Jackson.

Thursday's crowd was deliberately hip, but there's a good bet that Piece of Me could open up a new genre of Las Vegas residency, one aimed at a decidedly younger club-going clique. Friday's opening will tell more.

Will Vegas audiences burn with love for Britney?

She conquered the charts and traversed the globe on tour, and now it's viva Las Vegas for Britney Spears as she readies to stake out her spot on the Strip with a two-year residency extravaganza, Britney: Piece of Me, which launches Friday. But with anemic sales of new album Britney Jean (just 107,000 copies sold in its first week — her lowest debut yet, according to Nielsen SoundScan), and very little promotion (save her just-premiered E! documentary, I Am Britney Jean), does Brit-Brit have what it takes to get behinds in seats?

"I'm skeptical that she'll draw huge crowds," says pop critic Jody Rosen of New York magazine, noting successful Vegas headliners such as Celine Dion and Elton John. Those stars "have an older audience that is more likely to travel to Vegas in general and will travel there expressly to see a concert. ... It's no accident that (artists) that generally do (residencies) are older. It's like a quasi-retirement move."

Dion launched her first triumphant Sin City residency A New Day... in 2003 (which has since been replaced by Celine, scheduled to run through 2019) and inspired countless veteran artists such as Shania Twain, Rod Stewart and Cher to follow suit, finding similar levels of success. But as college kids and young professionals have invaded the Strip in recent years — packing nightclubs and bringing the electronic dance-music craze along with them — resorts and casinos are looking to accommodate this new wave of pleasure seekers with bolder entertainment.

"The goal of this residency is to launch the first contemporary pop residence for a younger generation," says Kurt Melien, vice president of entertainment at Caesars Entertainment. "We wanted to take advantage of that population base of folks who don't want to simply watch a DJ spin. They also want to go see a major Vegas-style concert event, a big theatrical production with lots of spectacle. This is about a shifting demo in Vegas, and Britney being the first pop residency shows that Vegas is really becoming a younger city."

Since the show was announced in September, details have gradually trickled out about what fans can expect: a set list featuring 24 of her biggest hits; a nightclub-style venue (the newly-renovated Axis theater at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, which holds 7,000), complete with a dance floor and bottle service; and tickets ranging from $59 to $179 a pop. Add in promises from Spears and her team of lip sync-free performances and rigorous choreography, and even the most casual fans are wondering what else the pop star has up her sleeve.

"Britney has a great opportunity here," says Billboard editorial director Bill Werde. "If she shows up on opening night and brings it — really dazzles people with the Britney of old, who could outdance and outperform almost anyone — this is going to be a really meaningful thing for her career. It might bring some life back into (Britney Jean), and will certainly silence the chatter that goes on when any pop star doesn't quite perform up to previous levels of success."

"No one's going there expecting to see Beyoncé," says Rosen, adding that fans have learned to manage expectations when it comes to Spears' live capabilities. "The largest challenge is, if it flops, there's a narrative of, 'She's flopping again. Her album flopped and then this Vegas (show) was a disaster,' and then that makes her look even more out of it than she already does."

If anything, the extended break from touring could be a welcome change of pace for the 32-year-old mom, who has two young sons (ages 7 and 8, from her short-lived marriage to Kevin Federline) and split from fiancé Jason Trawick earlier this year. "Kids are resilient and many families do have to move frequently, but constantly being uprooted or being away from home for long periods of time can take a toll," says Amy McCready, a parenting expert/founder of Positive Parenting Solutions. "Kids thrive on consistency and routine, and putting down roots in Vegas for the next two years will allow Britney to create a consistent routine with her children."

During her two-year stint, Spears will be living in a suite at the Planet Hollywood Resort in Vegas, but will fly back to her home in Southern California when she's not performing, says Melien. As for a Celine-length run on the Strip? Don't count on it, says celebrity-branding expert Nick Nanton.

"Vegas is typically where you go to do a 'greatest hits' (show), and although she's had a long-standing career, she still has a lot more ahead of her," Nanton says. "She might extend a year or so, but (she'll) feel the necessity to get back on the road and connect with fans around the country, and then maybe go back to Vegas to do another residency."

Although hard numbers aren't yet available, interest in Piece of Me appears to be strong.'s Bryan Allison says Google searches for the pop star's Vegas engagement have held up well since the show was announced early this fall — doubling those of other Sin City headliners — and she's been the site's fifth most-searched term.

Tabloids have speculated about low ticket sales, though her manager Larry Rudolph insisted otherwise to Billboard. "For the younger audience, it was really important for us to deliver a price point that was affordable," says Melien. "We understand that the Britney fan comes from all walks of life."

But Werde believes it's best to avoid making snap judgments about Britney's successes or failures. After all, it wasn't so long ago that naysayers were doubting what Beyoncé was capable of.

"Literally three weeks ago, you could go online and find chatter of how Beyoncé was doing everything wrong. Today, she's the woman who saved the music business," Werde says, referring to the diva's record-breaking surprise album. "You can never take an artist like Britney and assume that because one album didn't sell, she won't be on top of the world again in two months or two years or at any point.

"There's a genuine interest in Britney Spears on the part of many pop-music fans, and I think most people will welcome any future successes from her."

Five things Britney Spears wants you to know about herself

Just who is Britney Spears? She's the pop superstar whose shiny, sexy image cracked and fell away before our very eyes and was replaced with a disheveled tabloid casualty. But then she pieced herself back together as a devoted mother of two, just as sexy and fabulous as ever.

However, her eighth album, Britney Jean, which aimed to show fans her personal side, wasn't warmly received by critics. Judging from weak sales of the album, which came out in November, fans were lukewarm on it as well. Perhaps her two-hour E! documentary, I Am Britney Jean, covering the months leading up to her two-year residency, Piece of Me, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas will heat her career back up. Her Vegas gig kicks off Friday.

Here are five things Britney wants you to know about Britney Jean.

Watermelon is her favorite bubblegum flavor. So when you see Britney smacking away in the documentary, that's what she's most likely got in her mouth.

She's actually a very shy person. Don't let the revealing attire fool you. "I'm not built for this industry because I am so shy."

In her home in Louisiana, she has a plaque on the wall that says "Go beyond reason to love for it's the only safety there is." Loose translation: Love is why we're here as people.

Her sister Jamie Lynn can kick her butt. "Jamie Lynn's surprisingly strong. She nails me to the ground every time."

Britney and her father, Jamie, are a lot alike. When they're nervous, they both make corny jokes and press their hands together in the same tee-pee shape. "We've got the same mannerisms when we've got something on the brain." Her father also says they don't travel anywhere without duct tape, in case something needs fixing. A wise precaution, it turns out. When shooting the Work B-tch video in Las Vegas, there was no air conditioning in her makeup trailer. So her father "rednecked it" by taping a tube that blew cold air to the vent, turning the swampy digs into a cool one.

BONUS: She loves sex. "I think it's great. But I feel a little bit differently about it now than I used to. Sometimes I feel like I'm 20 and sometimes I feel like I'm 50," says the 32-year-old.

'I Am Britney Jean': E!'s bland Britney Spears film amounts to nothing more than a commercial

Anyone who was hoping for a provocative look into the life of Britney Spears' world by watching "I Am Britney Jean" on Sunday (Dec. 22) likely walked away disappointed. The E! film, sadly, came across as nothing more than a commercial for her new album and Las Vegas residency.

Tracking Spears from the announcement of her contract with Planet Hollywood to just before the show's opening (since it doesn't open until Dec. 27), the film is so tightly produced, so carefully edited, so singularly focused on the creation of this new show she's mounting, that it's clear there was no intention to aim for revelatory art. That's why it is airing five days before she opens in Vegas, after all -- all the better to sell tickets.

That's not to say the entire thing is without its merits. There's an interesting film about Spears' dancers and choreographers trapped somewhere deep within this bland advertisement. The whole popped to life whenever focus went their way. Sadly, that didn't happen often.

If the goal of the evening was to present a reinvigorated Spears, who admittedly hasn't seemed this invested in her career in quite some time, and sell tickets -- well, mission accomplished. But for anyone looking to learn anything new about the pop icon, well, better luck next time.

Spare Parts:

- The best Britney one-liners:

- "Watermelon. Watermelon bubblegum, it's the best."

- "I think cheesy is good. Extra cheese, honey. Extra cheese and simplicity."

- "It's an overall place of celebration and family and fun" - Britney on Vegas

- "I was so into having water. I haven't had water in forever."

- "I want some Skittles!"

- Britney visiting those young cancer patients was actually lovely to see. Too bad we couldn't have seen more of things like that.

- Also, that joy on Jayden and Preston's faces at the end, watching their mom's show? Too. Cute.

Britney Spears: I Think About Retiring

Just because Britney Spears is about to launch a two-year residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas that doesn't mean the 32-year-old pop princess doesn't think about retiring.

"I have thought about it, but I think right now is my time to perform and doing what I'm doing," Spears told me yesterday while promoting her new E! special, I Am Britney Jean.

"If I happen to have another baby or something like that, I'd probably move back to Louisiana," she said. "I do miss Louisiana. I miss the people. I miss the food. I miss the way of life, how everything is really simple. There's no traffic like there is in L.A. It's really nice."

Funny enough, Brit says even when she was a little girl still growing up in the Pelican State, she thought about starring in a Las Vegas show one day. "I always kind of said that in the back of mind," she said. "I'm superstitious like that. I have a gut feeling about something and then it happens."

When the day does come that Spears hangs up her dancing shoes and unplugs the microphones, Hollywood probably won't be too far away. As I first told you yesterday, Mama Britney thinks her kids, Sean Preston, 8, and Jayden, 7, will follow in her and their dancer dad Kevin Federline's footsteps.

"I'm sure they will," Spears said. "Preston, he's already dancing up a storm. He shows all my dancers how he can dance. It's really funny."

Jayden, she said, "is actually the singer. He sings a lot."

Britney Spears' Sons Going Into Show Business? "I'm Sure They Will!" Says Pop Princess

Britney Spears' kids may be getting ready for their close-ups.

The princess of pop tells E! News that her sons Preston, 8, and Jayden, 7, will probably go into show business!

"I'm sure they will," Spears said exclusively earlier today while promoting her new E! News special, I Am Britney Jean. "Preston, he's already dancing up a storm. He shows all my dancers how he can dance. It's really funny."

Jayden, she said, "is actually the singer. He sings a lot."

Right now, the two boys get to watch their mom rehearse for the Dec. 27 opening of Britney Spears: Piece Of Me, her new residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

"I love when they're there," Spears said. "Last night, Preston was there and he lit me up when I saw him in the audience."

She's been rehearsing around the clock. "I've been through the wringer," she said with a laugh. "But it's coming together and it's going to be worth it. I really feel that this is my best show I've ever done."

No matter how tired Spears may get, there's no time for breaks. "I can't even let that go through my mind," she said. "I can't even have that thought process."

Spears is on a mission to wow the world.

"People should expect something very entertaining, a lot of fun and emotional, too," she said. "I think the show takes you on this fun rollercoaster of uplifting things and then moody stuff that grabs you and takes you in."

As E! News first reported, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Adam Lambert, Serena Williams and Pauly D are among the celebs expected at the opening.

Britney Spears' Las Vegas Opening Night: Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and More!

Celebrities are lining up to get a piece of Britney Spears.

Sources tell me celebs will be flocking to the opening of the pop star's new Las Vegas show, Britney Spears: Piece of Me, on Dec. 27, at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Already on the guest list are Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Adam Lambert, tennis great Serena Williams, hitmaker Sia and Brit's former touring partner, Pauly D.

Go, Britney!

Shortly after tickets went on sale in September, Spears' manager Larry Rudolph told me, "This is the best-selling show in the history of Vegas. We have a great thing going here. We have a great show we're putting together. We have nothing but greenlights ahead of us."

Spears has been rehearsing around the clock for the last few months.

"We are going to have all the works—snow, water, rain, everything," she told Ryan Seacrest in September during an appearance on his morning radio show. "Every time I do a show, I like to really bring it. I love to put on a show that will really entertain fans. We want the feeling that fans will be in the show with me. We're going to have a cool set-up for them with a party vibe so they are really there with me."

For now fans, can check out E! News' exclusive two-hour movie event, I Am Britney Jean, premiering this Sunday, Dec. 22, at 9/8c on E!

Britney Spears Shares Sexy Behind-the-Scenes "Work Bitch" Music Video Pic

(Photo) It looks like Britney Spears is as excited about her new special on E! as we are.

"Behind the scenes photo from the #WORKBXXCH music video for my upcoming E! Documentary... #IAmBritneyJean," the 32-year-old pop star tweeted on Monday, Dec. 16, along with the above shot of her striking a sexy pose for the camera.

The "Work Bitch" video, which debuted back in October, showed off Spears' fabulous figure as she strutted her stuff in a variety of itty-bitty outfits.

As for the upcoming two-hour E! documentary I Am Britney Jean, it airs on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 9 p.m.

The doc will offer a rare glimpse into the singer's life at an integral moment—as she finishes writing and recording her most personal album to date, all while preparing for her upcoming two-year residency in Las Vegas.

Spears will also open up about her personal and professional life in her most revealing interviews ever.

Her new album Britney Jean dropped Dec. 3, and rehearsals started Dec. 10 in Las Vegas.

The Sin City show, Britney: Piece of Me, begins Dec. 27 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Justin Timberlake Appearing in Director's Cut of Britney Spears' "Perfume" Video? Get the Scoop!

Forget the superhot model who's seen making out with Britney Spears in her latest music video "Perfume"! Because he's seemingly been replaced with the blond beauty's most famous ex: Justin Timberlake (well, sort of).

Last week, the pop icon debuted the sexy clip for her latest single, in which she cries over her cheating lover, prompting director Joseph Kahn to take to Twitter to share that he preferred the director's cut to the final product.

"Wish they'd release the director's cut of #perfume. Britney's performance is unbelievable. A true artist in it. Game changer," he wrote. "Maybe if your voice is loud enough they'll release it. But other than that, I just needed to tell the truth. Something amazing is waiting."

His tweets prompted fans to band together and create a petition urging BritBrit's recording company, RCA, to release the director's cut.

And when RCA failed to oblige, Kahn decided to take matters into his own a hilarious manner.

"Fine. Here's the director's cut," he tweeted last week, linking to a what appears to be the music video for "Perfume," although Brit's music video hottie Alexander Kjellevik has been replaced with the "Suit & Tie" singer.

Of course, Timberlake didn't really step in for the director's cut, although the doctored clip showing Britney and Justin back together certainly sent fans of the former couple into a tizzy.

And while it's been nearly 12 years since the former Disney stars have dated, Spears, who has recently opened up about her romance with boyfriend David Lucado, clearly still admires the musical talents of her former flame.

While speaking with Ryan Seacrest last month, the pop princess was asked to share her favorite tune, and she happened to name one of Justin and Jay Z's hit tracks.

"I really like Justin Timberlake's 'Holy Grail,'" she replied. "I like that song. I think it's mystical."

Any thoughts on "Perfume," J.T.?

Garth Brooks box goes No. 1

Garth Brooks' Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences climbs to No. 1 on the Billboard albums chart this week. The eight-disc boxed set, available exclusively through Walmart, sold 146,000 copies in its second week of release, following a debut week of 164,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan.

It's the ninth No. 1 album of Brooks' career and the second package with more than two discs to top the chart since Led Zeppelin's How the West Was Won live set in 2003, according to Billboard. Blame It All on My Roots contains eight discs — six audio and two DVDs.

Brooks' boxed set, released on Thanksgiving Day, had fewer than four days of sale its first week. Look for news of the singer's 2014 world tour, announced Monday on Good Morning America, to keep sales up for next week's chart.

Last week's chart-topper, One Direction's Midnight Memories, finds itself in Billboard's No. 2 slot this week, followed by Kelly Clarkson's Wrapped in Red.

Britney Spears has the week's top chart debut, as Britney Jean enters at No. 4, selling 107,000.

Britney Spears on Wanting a Baby Girl: I Would Not Feel as Alone in the World

Attention, David Lucado! It looks like your gal is interested in having another kid. In particular, a little lady.

Britney Spears not only covers the the January 2014 issue of InStyle, but tells the magazine about her five-year plan.

"I would like to be busy for the first couple of years, but then I would really like to have another baby, a girl. I think she would be like a mini-me," Spears says. "I think it's going to be crazy. I'm not going to feel as alone in the world anymore. I'm going to feel like I have a second person, like, that's me."

Of course, the pop star is already the proud mother of two boys, 8-year-old Sean and 7-year-old Jaden.

But she admits that parenthood can certainly be challenging.

"As a mom, you have all these situations you go through, and you're like, 'What is going on? Is this normal? Is this a phase? Or what is this?' and then you feel silly for asking questions because you think, 'I'm a mom, I'm supposed to know these things, but you don't," Spears says. "You're human. To be honest, I wish I had more mom friends."

The January 2014 issue of InStyle hits newsstands on Dec. 13.

Meanwhile, the pop star begins her residency in Las Vegas on Dec. 27.

Britney Spears Debuts Sexy Music Video for "Perfume," Fans Petition to Release Director's Cut

(Video) She may be crying over a cheating lover, but Britney Spears looks downright sexy in the music video for "Perfume."

The pop princess strips down to her white lacy skivvies (hello, rocking bod!) and cuddles up to the hunky costar who plays her boyfriend in the video.

Things get hot and heavy between the two as she sings about being paranoid that his roaming eye has lead him back into the arms of his ex-girlfriend.

And how could you miss the bright pink bottle of Brit Brit's Fantasy perfume sprinkled throughout the Joseph Kahn-directed video?

Speaking of…Kahn went on a Twitter rant early Tuesday morning explaining that he preferred the director's cut to the final product.

"Wish they'd release the director's cut of #perfume. Britney's performance is unbelievable. A true artist in it. Game changer," he wrote.

"Official cut is a good video as you'll soon see. But it's a true loss not to see what she really did. It's incredible. Beyond other artists."

While it's unclear what Kahn is specifically referring to, there were pictures of Brit holding a gun on set around the time that the video was shot.

"But to be very honest, Some people would prefer the official version. It's prettier. Simpler. I like it. But I love the DC so much more," he added. "Maybe if your voice is loud enough they'll release it. But other than that, I just needed to tell the truth. Something amazing is waiting."

The last tweet sparked oodles of fans to band together and create a petition urging her record company, RCA, to release the director's cut.

Spears opened up about the ballad to E! News exclusively, saying, "'Perfume' is incredibly special to me because it hits close to home, and I think the story is relatable to everyone."

She added, "Everyone's been through an insecure moment in a relationship that's left them vulnerable and I think this song captures that."

Britney Spears: On Getting In Shape, Getting Older ... and Pregnancy Sex?

Britney Spears promised to get personal with her new album Britney Jean, and she meant it — if a very candid interview in January’s InStyle (on stands Friday) is any indication.

In the profile, which follows Spears as she prepares for her upcoming Las Vegas gig, she answers reader questions about being a mom, growing into her style and sympathizing with Kim Kardashian for undergoing scrutiny while she was pregnant. On watching Kim get emotional on TV about the criticism, Spears says, “I was like, ‘Bless her heart,’ because I remember that time … That should be the time when your body is most treasured. I loved being pregnant for so many reasons, not to mention the sex is awesome then.” Like we said: Very candid.

That came out of a question about her super-fit shape, a result of the “tremendous physical demands” of the Vegas show. Though she decries the public body scrutiny, she does say “In this business, you make a deal with the devil … what I do calls for me to look good. People expect that. I kind of take it as my job.”

Though she admits to being harder on herself during performances, she has relaxed on the style front as she’s grown up. “When I was younger, I cared a lot more about what I wore,” she says. “But the older you get, the more you think about what’s easy and comfortable. And, as a mom, I’m a little bit more conservative.”

The star dishes on her style crushes, her skincare routine, her go-to relaxation secret and the seven staples in her closet (plus so much more!) in the January issue of InStyle, so pick one up this week or visit for more.

Britney Spears Glows on the Cover of InStyle Magazine-Check it Out!

(Cover) It's been over a decade since Britney Spears graced the cover of InStyle magazine, yet the star looks nearly identical to her 2002 self.

Yup, she's still got those wavy blond locks and signature grin. And yes, her body looks as tone as ever in this colorful strapless ensemble.

So what's new? How about the 32-year-old (who's birthday was last Monday) is released her eighth studio album, Britney Jean, last week. Not to mention she's been relentlessly rehearsing for her show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The two-year stint starts later this month, and just last week, the singer told Ellen DeGeneres it "is probably the hardest show I've ever done."

But that's not all she also revealed to the talk-show host. She also gushed about her boyfriend David Lucado.

"I just love that he's very passionate and he's funny and he's sexy," Spears shared. "I don't know...I like him. I just...I love him!"

Seems like the "Work Bitch" singer is ready to open up about more than just her career sucess. And since InStyle is teasing this to be her "most candid interview ever," we are itching to see what she said inside the January issue.

Britney Spears: Chaotic Reality Show With Kevin Federline Is the "Worst Thing I've Done in My Career"

Too bad time travel doesn't exist! Viewers watched Britney Spears fall in love with Kevin Federline when Britney and Kevin: Chaotic aired on UPN from May 17 to June 14, 2005. The five-episode reality series, culled from home videos during the European leg of the singer's Onyx Hotel Tour, was skewered by critics and lost 1.6 million viewers during its short run on the now defunct network.

Speaking to the U.K.'s Telegraph, Spears acknowledges that it was a mistake to put her love life on camera like that. "I would never do something like that again," she says. "Actually, that was really bad. That was probably the worst thing I've done in my career."

Asked if she feels the same way about her 2002 movie Crossroads, Spears clutches her hand to her heart. "No!" she shouts, getting animated. "I like Crossroads! F--k you!"

Spears, 32, doesn't have anything bad to say about her one-season stint on Fox's The X Factor, however. (Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio have joined veterans Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell for Season 3.)

"I did have trouble being overly critical at times but then I'd simply remind myself to be constructive and positive versus mean," Spears says of her time as a judge. "Being able to mentor young singers was the main plus point. I think overall it was a positive experience."

The "Perfume" singer doesn't regret much during her 20 years in the spotlight—including the matching denim looks she and Justin Timberlake wore to the 2001 American Music Awards. "It was a pretty carefree time," she says. "We were just, like, 'We look great, let's go!' I have great memories of that time: there were a lot of rehearsals, but there was also a lot of clubbing and a lot of dancing."

"It was a long time ago," she adds. "But it was fun."

Jamie Lynn Spears Covers Sister Britney Spears' "Oops I Did It Again"-Watch the Performance Now!

(Video) Jamie Lynn Spears is paying homage to her big sister Britney Spears.

The 22-year-old performed at Eddie's Attic on Thursday, Dec. 5 in Decatur, Georgia and gave the audience a surprise throwback treat.

The aspiring country artist began by belting out, joined by her band, a slow tune called "Ms. Mississippi." About two minutes into the song, the singer flipped her wavy blond hair to the side and the band shifted the melody to the pop mega hit.

"Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah," Spears crooned to the beat as the crowd cheered. No red leather jumpsuit, backup dancers or scenery from outer space like the memorable music video, but we have to say, her vocals are spot on!

Spears couldn't help but chuckle as she sang the chorus and even added Brit's notorious heart-beating gesture dance move. She then seamlessly transitioned back to the soulful "Ms. Mississippi."

"You gotta throw it back to your sister at some point, right?" Spears said after the mash-up song ended. "My sister's been a big influence on my life, so of course you gotta throw it back to her," she added. "So a big round of applause for my sister."

Spears opened up to E! News exclusively last month about her promising music career, saying "I don't think you just wake up one morning and decide you're going to sing. It's something I've always done."

"But as a young child, like I said, all that was offered to me. You don't know how to say, like, 'Oh, this is what I want for the rest of my life.' You can't make those kind of decisions at 10 years old."

The former Zoey 101 star, who is mom to 5-year-old Maddie, also recently released the music video for her new track, "How Could I Want More."

What do you think of Jamie Lynn's performance?

Britney Spears' Advice for Getting Over a Breakup: "Get Another Guy Really Quick!"

Britney Spears has described Britney Jean many times over as her most personal album yet, so we appreciate how personal she's been getting on her press tour!

While filling in for Ryan Seacrest as guest host of radio's American Top 40, airing Saturday and Sunday, the Las Vegas-bound pop star talked all about making her latest LP and answered questions submitted by fans—one of whom wanted Brit's advice on how best to weather a breakup.

"Just get another guy really quick!" she laughed. "I think if you get another boyfriend it's really easy to get over it."

"But for real," Britney quickly added, "I think you need a lot of friends around you and you need to go to the movies and have dinner dates with your girlfriends. Yeah, I think that's important."

Though she wasn't entirely serious about her remedy for getting over a man ASAP, Spears certainly knows what she's talking about, having found love with current beau David Lucado not long after ending her engagement to agent Jason Trawick. And now she seems happy as a clam!

Of course, writing songs about a breakup never seems to hurt in the getting-over-him department, either.

Britney recently somewhat admitted that her new tune "Perfume" is about her ex, and "Alien," also off of Britney Jean, "deals with loneliness and how you can be surrounded at all times by friends, family and adoring fans who you love and still feel alone."

Having just spent her birthday with Lucado and with onstage rehearsals for her two-year Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood kicking off Dec. 10, it sure seems as if Spears has been on the up and up for some time now.

"I just love that he's very passionate and he's funny and he's sexy," Spears gushed to Ellen DeGeneres recently about Lucado. "I don't know...I like him. I just...I love him!"

And with Christmas fast approaching, the 32-year-old mother of two was also asked about the best gift she received when she was a kid.

"I think my best Christmas gift I ever got was when my parents surprised me with my go-kart inside my playhouse," Britney happily recalled. "I had no idea. I got all my gifts for Christmas and I didn't get the go-kart, so I was a little bummed. So we went inside my playhouse to put all my gifts inside my playhouse and my go-kart was in there. I was so excited. I was ecstatic!"

There's nothing like a little holiday cheer to bring out the gleeful kid in all of us!

Britney Spears Talks Breakup Ballads on Britney Jean, Plus More Details on Her Birthday With Boyfriend David Lucado

Britney Spears has already revealed that her upcoming record is her "most personal album" yet, and now, the pop princess is sharing the meaning behind a few of her favorite songs.

The 32-year-old superstar took to Twitter on Thursday, Dec. 5, to participate in a listening party of her new album Britney Jean, and the blond beauty—who's been busier than ever preparing for her upcoming two-year residency in Las Vegas—took time to chat with fans, sharing what she loves about her new tunes.

First up? Her song "Alien," which, according to Spears, "deals with loneliness and how you can be surrounded at all times by friends, family and adoring fans who you love and still feel alone." The singer worked on the track with (who was also featured on her hit "Scream & Shout") and she wrote the tune to remind herself that she's "#NotAlone."

Perhaps this is the song she penned in the wake of her public breakup with former fiancé Jason Trawick?

The sassy songstress also revealed she will indeed be performing her hit single "Work Bitch" in Las Vegas (yay!) and even confessed she does not have a Bugatti..."yet," she posted with a smiley face.

And she also opened up about her latest single "Perfume" which is "really just about relationship insecurities & feeling insecure about the person you care for the most."

"Can you guess who this song is about?" BritBrit added, to which one fan replied, "your ex."

Spears' response? "Lips are sealed :)"

While the pop legend may have been pouring her heart into her album in the wake of her breakup, the mother of two is now happier than ever with her boyfriend of eight months David Lucado, whom she recently said she adores because he's "just a simple guy."

E! News has learned that the lovebirds checked into a beach hotel last night in celebration of the pop star's birthday, and a staff member at the hotel was even told to put balloons in the room upon Britney's arrival. The couple then spent a quiet (presumably romantic!) night in together before the singer headed to the studio the following morning.

Too cute.

Britney's back in Las Vegas

Yesterday was a big day for Britney Spears: not only did she celebrate a birthday and release her latest album Britney Jean, the pop icon made her presence officially known on the Las Vegas Strip. Spears' appearance (and eight-car motorcade) literally stopped traffic in front of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino as she was welcomed to the new home of her resident show, Piece of Me, which begins Friday, December 27.

Her big welcome included dancers performing an homage of her greatest hits, including Baby, One More Time, Oops I Did It Again and Slave 4 U. But it wasn't until her newest single, Work B**ch signaled the arrival of The Princess of Pop in a 1958 Chevrolet Impala convertible that the crowd went wild. Once she exited the classic ride, Spears walked through a custom LED-lit arch and was greeted by Planet Hollywood Resort president David Hoenemeyer.

"I already feel like home here at Planet Hollywood," said Spears to the crowd. "It was so nice to celebrate my birthday and album launch with this incredible welcome event. I am so excited for everyone to hear my new album today, and to experience Britney: Piece of Me in just a few weeks!"

Now that her opening date is getting closer, and her eighth studio album is out, it's a frenzy to get tickets to her Las Vegas show. The public on-sale date for the next set of show dates has been moved up to December 7 to accommodate demand. American Express card holders and Caesars Total Rewards members get a crack at tickets even earlier, on December 4 and 5, respectively.

Guests are encouraged to purchase their tickets now, as some performances are sold out and a very limited number of tickets are available for the previously-announced show dates. In other words, if you want a piece of Britney, you'd better act fast.

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Britney Spears Talks Las Vegas Gig: "I'm Really Kinda Nervous About It"

Britney Spears is a little anxious about her Las Vegas debut!

The singer told E! News that she's "really kinda nervous about it all coming together as one big piece."

So why is Brit fretting about her highly anticipated residency in Sin City?

"There's so many things going on in the show. We haven't done it with the clothes and we haven't done it with all the water gags and all the quick changes yet," she explained.

And for those die-hard fans who've seen the pop princess in concert before, she told us that her Piece of Me performances are gearing up to be completely one-of-a-kind.

"It's completely different from any show I've ever done," she revealed. "It's definitely the hardest and probably the funnest, too."

The mother of two also explained that even though it took great consideration, signing on the dotted line was something she's always dreamed of.

"It's actually really funny because it's something that I've always wanted to do. It's something that I've always kind of had in the back of my mind that I've always wanted to do but I've never really followed through with it."

Spears added, "I took a grip on it and said this is what I want to do."

She received an over-the-top warm welcome from Planet Hollywood Tuesday night, marking the singer's first appearance at what will be her performance home for the next two years.

Onstage rehearsals at the nightclub-style PH Live Theatre reportedly kick off Dec. 10, with the show's grand premiere slated for Dec. 27. She is currently contracted to do 50 shows apiece in 2014 and 2015.

Check out Britney's interview on E! News Wednesday at 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.!

How did Britney Spears' Las Vegas debut go?

Britney Spears didn't actually perform at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on Tuesday night, she just made an appearance there, signing a few autographs for more than 1,000 fans, according to She doesn't kick off her two-year residency until Dec. 27, which will be held in a smaller theater, where table and bottle service is available.

She was also greeted by fire-breathers, contortionists and snake charmers on the red carpet. To make room for the star, her convoy of black Cadillac Escalades and fans, the Strip closed down a block.

In a tight black dress with a rhinestone top, Spears signed a few autographs before walking the red carpet, passing under a 6-foot-tall, pink foam sign of her name and accepting a bunch of red roses.

"I'm so happy to be here right now. This is my city. I can't wait to see you guys opening night," she said.

Britney Spears Welcomed to Las Vegas With Stripping Showgirls, Acrobats and Snake Charmers

(Video) Las Vegas' newest star has arrived.

Planet Hollywood welcomed Britney Spears to town tonight with a splashy, très Sin City bash that started with a block of the Vegas Strip being shut down to allow an eight-car caravan to deliver the Circus artist to what will be her performance home for the next two years.

Fans—some of them with "Happy Birthday" signs for the now 32-year-old star—started lining up early this morning to get a glimpse of Spears, who rode through the most well-known part of town in a white 1958 Chevy Impala convertible.

You know, something low-key.

"I already feel like home here at Planet Hollywood," Spears told the fans and local honchos gathered for the brief event (just 10 minutes of spectacle), per the Las Vegas Sun. "It's so nice to celebrate with this incredible welcome. I'm so excited for everyone to experience the new show. Now it's just a few weeks."

Onstage rehearsals at the nightclub-style PH Live Theatre reportedly kick off Dec. 10, with the show's grand premiere scheduled for Dec. 27. She is currently contracted to do 50 shows apiece in 2014 and 2015.

"I'm so happy to be here right now. This is my city. I can't wait to see you guys opening night," Spears said.

Spears told Ryan Seacrest at the iHeartRadio listening party for her latest album, Britney Jean, that there are "a lot of different, interesting aspects to the show and a lot of moments where the audience feels like they're in the show with us. A lot of special effects like that and it's the most dancing I've ever done."

Britney got a break from being the entertainment tonight, however, with the spectacle instead being provided by a variety of very-Vegas performers, including snake charmers, acrobats, contortionists, six-pack-sporting male dancers and showgirls who started off in schoolgirl outfits before stripping down to teeny silver tops and short-shorts.

Planet Hollywood president David Hoenemeyer presented his new leading lady with a bouquet of roses, wishing her happy birthday and congratulations on her new album.

And then, after thanking all those gathered to greet her, Britney turned around and left for the airport to catch a flight back to Los Angeles.

Because that's home, too, after all.

Britney Spears makes official Las Vegas entrance

The Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is planning a lavish welcome for Britney Spears on Tuesday afternoon before the pop icon starts her two-year Las Vegas residency.

Spears' show debuts Dec. 27, just in time for Sin City's massive New Year's crowds. The 32-year-old will perform 50 shows each in 2014 and 2015, performing her top hits and more recent material.

The show will take place in a relatively small theater with nightclub touches, including table and bottle service.

Spears has released seven platinum-plus albums since she debuted on the music scene in 1999. She has more than a dozen Top 10 hits, including "Toxic," ''Gimme More" and "Oops! ... I Did It Again."

Her eighth album, "Britney Jean," was released this week to tepid reviews.

David Hoenemeyer, president of Planet Hollywood, said the pop star has a bigger following than any other musician playing on the Strip.

"She really cuts across all demographics. She has a remarkable following, and the ticket sales reflect that," he said. "It's a really big deal to have a star of her caliber performing for us."

Britney Spears Played Spin the Bottle With Ryan Gosling, Only Kissed Justin Timberlake-Watch Now!

(Video) Britney Spears missed out a perfect opportunity to kiss Ryan Gosling—back in their Mickey Mouse Club days.

On the Dec. 3 episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Britney opened up about playing spin the bottle with her fellow Mouseketeers in the early '90s and why she only actually kissed Justin Timberlake!

"I didn't kiss [Ryan] though," she said. "The only person I kissed was Justin!"

And just why did young Gosling never got a smooch? Britney explained that the bottle simply "never landed on him." (To think, a slight flick of the wrist could've resulted in Ryan wearing a glorious denim tuxedo instead of Justin!)

Contrary to what Ryan told Ellen, it wasn't just him and Brit playing the game. "We played with a group," she said, bursting into a giggle fit when Ellen quipped that "Ryan Gosling is good looking, but he's a liar!"

And while the Britney Jean beauty is quite happy with her "love" David Lucado, Ryan has found his way into her thoughts—subconsciously, at least! During a KIIS FM interview earlier this year, she admitted, "I had a dream about him last night!"

But it wasn't that kind of dream. "We were just talking, having a conversation," she said laughingly. "I wish it was like that!"

And despite never getting to kiss Britney, Ryan has fond memories of his fellow Mouseketeer. "Britney was a sweetheart," he told The Sunday Times magazine. "She lived right above me, the girl next door. The little girl I used to play basketball and spin the bottle with."

OK, time to bring that game back!

Britney Spears and David Lucado Had a 'Tiffy' After He Forgot to Call Her

(Video) Call me maybe?

David Lucado didn't – and ended up in the doghouse recently with girlfriend Britney Spears, the singer reveals in an interview airing Tuesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

"We were in a tiffy last night," she says. "It's his fault, of course. He forgot to call me back for a really long time ... like six hours."

DeGeneres jokingly offers to call Lucado and set him straight, but Spears demurs. "No, we're fine now," she says. "We're totally fine."

It surely helped that Spears, who turned 32 Monday, is head over heels about her boyfriend of eight months. Upon meeting in a bar, she says, it was love at first sight.

"I think it was instant, yeah," says the pop star. "I just love that he's very passionate and he's funny and he's sexy. I don't know, I like him. I just ... I love him."

Lucado certainly helped Spears move on after her engagement to Jason Trawick ended in January – a breakup that Spears also works through on her song "Til It's Gone" from her new album Britney Jean, which was released Tuesday.

"I think it's healthy," she says of getting closure through her music. "I think if you're ready to share that with the world, personal things like that, then I think it's very therapeutic and good for you to do that."

Britney Spears on Las Vegas Show: "It's the Most Dancing I've Ever Done" (Yay!)

If you're one of the massive amounts of people who have already purchased a ticket to Britney Spears' upcoming Las Vegas residency, then you're in for a treat!

The Pop Princess (and birthday girl!) discussed her Planet Hollywood gig with Ryan Seacrest during an iHeart radio album preview for Britney Jean (which drops tomorrow) today.

"There's a lot of different, interesting aspects to the show and a lot of moments where the audience feels like they're in the show with us. A lot of special effects like that and it's the most dancing I've ever done," Spears said.

Yay! We love dance-break-Britney!

Brit Brit also spoke a lot about her upcoming release, which she's revealed is her most personal work yet.

"There's a certain moment in all of our lives where you feel alone...And thats what that song is about," she said of her track "Alien," while also explaining that her single "Don't Cry" is "pretty personal. It's about a relationship and what you go through and trying to hold it together."

Britney worked closely with for this album, and said, "A lot of the concepts for the songs he came up with...And we just hit it off. He's really cool." also joined the conversation, telling Seacrest, "We had lunch and we just had—I was on a cleanse that day, so I had tea and soup—and we just talked. We had like six talking sessions before we even recorded."

It's also been said that the musical pair would sit for hours and just talk, and then the Black Eyed Peas artist would take the things Britney said and turn them into lyrics, much like a therapy session—the duo would sit in a room and have lunch while chatting for hours.

"I've been a fan of Britney since the beginning," added, "but the thing that made me a fan, fan was 'Toxic.' I was jealous when I heard that song 'Toxic'!"

Spears responded, "That's so sweet! That's cool!"

Pretty darn cool.

Britney Spears and Jamie Lynn Spears Bond Over Wine in New Duet

Birthday girl Britney Spears has a lot to celebrate, y'all!

Since her last birthday, the pop star has a new album, a new man and a new, highly-buzzed-about stage show.

"Thank u so much for all ur birthday wishes!" Spears Tweeted to her fans on Monday morning as she turned 32. "They mean so much to me!!! Xo!"

Spears may have gotten an early start celebrating her birthday during a break from rehearsal for her upcoming Las Vegas show, but her Twitter posts indicated that the "…Baby One More Time" singer is focused on another milestone: her new album, Britney Jean, which debuts Tuesday.

"It's my most personal," Spears said of her eighth album at a recent, intimate Britney Jean listening party. "With the breakup [from ex-fiancé Jason Trawick] this year … what you do to get through it … being with your family and getting through it."

And part of that family time was spent in the recording studio with her sister Jamie Lynn.

Spears's younger sis, who just released the self-written country single "How Could I Want More," duets with Spears on the Britney Jean track "Chillin' With You" in which one sister drinks red wine and the other drinks white but they both sing they "had the time of my life."

It's always nice when siblings can put aside their differences.

Can Spears match her pop peers with 'Britney Jean'?

Fall brought hotly anticipated new pop albums from Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, delivering addictive singles (Wrecking Ball, Roar and Do What U Want) alongside unremarkable first-week sales — a pattern that Britney Spears, who's readying to release her eighth studio effort, Britney Jean (Dec. 3), could repeat. Spears will be promoting and performing the new material on a grand scale with a Las Vegas residency and a documentary, but will it be enough to surpass her pop peers — or even match them? For USA TODAY, Billboard editor Joe Levy and editorial director Caryn Ganz walk Hilary Hughes through what's worked in the past decade and what's to come for music's reigning comeback queen.


Released: Nov. 18, 2003

Sales to date: 3 million albums, plus another 3 million digital tracks, according to Nielsen SoundScan

Tabloid timeline: If you were one of the many who believed the unfaithful villainess of Justin Timberlake's Cry Me A River was Spears after their breakup in 2002, you might further assume that Everytime, Spears' sappy ballad, was her response.

Notable performances: Toxic netted a Grammy win for best dance recording. Spears and Madonna lip-locked during their rendition of Like A Virgin at MTV's 2003 Video Music Awards, just months before their duet Me Against the Music was released as one of Zone's most notable singles.

Expert opinion: "When you're talking about Britney, you're talking about someone who does not get the credit for drawing the template for modern pop stardom — and more than stardom, the music itself," Levy says. She gave Bloodshy & Avant (the songwriting duo behind Toxic) their first hits, but "it's not like people go back and say, 'Wow, she did that!' Nor do they give her credit for actually making better records — not singles, records — as time goes on."


Released: Oct. 26, 2007

Sales to date: 1 million albums, 5.2 million digital tracks

Tabloid timeline: After splitting with husband Kevin Federline in 2006, Spears hit rock-bottom, shaved her head, whacked paparazzi with an umbrella and exhibited some uncharacteristically batty behavior, which resulted in her losing physical custody of the couple's two young sons.

Notable performances: A hazy and otherwise out-of-it performance of Gimme More at the 2007 VMAs had Spears critics raising a few more eyebrows than accolades.

Expert opinion: "A massive personal low point, but creatively, she hit a major high," Ganz says. "The crime of Blackout was that Britney was so unwell that she couldn't promote it. The songs succeeded because they were so catchy."


Released: Nov. 28, 2008

Sales to date: 1.7 million albums, 8.8 million digital tracks

Tabloid timeline: Though she rang in the New Year with a 72-hour psychiatric hold and her assets were placed in her father's control for her own well-being, Spears ended 2008 on a high note, with MTV documentary Britney: For the Record drawing a record-setting audience two days after Circus' release.

Notable performances: Circus and If U Seek Amy were surefire hits, but Womanizer was the album's reigning champ: It quickly scaled the Billboard Hot 100 to reach the top spot on the chart.

Expert opinion: "She had so much goodwill on Circus, because people were happy to see her coming out of the dark period," Ganz says. "People started to realize that she was really never going to perform at her peak again, but they were happy to see her doing anything."


Released: March 25, 2011

Sales to date: 780,000 albums (her first to fall short of platinum), 6.4 million digital tracks

Tabloid timeline: Instead of being the biggest train wreck at the VMAs, Spears took home the ceremony's most esteemed honor: the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

Notable performances: Spears collaborated with on Femme Fatale's Big Fat Bass, which served as the beginning of a beautiful (professional) friendship: It Should Be Easy has been one of the most hotly anticipated tracks on Britney Jean.

Expert opinion: "(Femme Fatale) was more of an advanced, adult record than she had made before," Levy says. "There's the constant question as to how a teen pop artist grows it up, and this record, in the series of albums she'd been making, was part of the answer."


To be released: Dec. 3, 2013

Sales to date: Singles Work Bitch and Perfume have sold a combined 653,000 digital tracks. Billboard hasn't projected first-week sales, but reported three weeks ago that the album could start slower than Femme Fatale.

Tabloid timeline: Spears and fiance Jason Trawick ended their engagement earlier this year. I Am Britney Jean, a Dec. 22 E! documentary detailing Spears' current creative endeavors, will offer a rare glimpse into the star's personal life.

Notable performances: The final touches are being perfected on Spears' two-year residency, Britney Spears: Piece of Me, which kicks off at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas three weeks after the album's release.

Expert opinion: The residency "is a very smart way for her to promote this record, because her last few tours haven't gotten the best reviews," Ganz says. "If she can stay in one place and focus on herself and her health and her performance, without the stress of a tour, we might actually see a more fit and prepared Britney than we have in a long time."

Review: 'Britney Jean' eager to share, not shock

There was probably nothing that Britney Spears could have done to embarrass herself at this point.

The bar for silly behavior among pop stars has fallen so low — tugged by a desperate music industry and we prurient folk in the media — that people are no longer shocked when an artist who has proven reliable tabloid fodder tries to freshly provoke or titillate us. We just feign surprise, or dismay, so that we can all talk/write/tweet about it.

Perhaps the best thing that can be said for Spears' latest album, in fact, is that it doesn't seem obsessed with provocation. Britney Jean (*** out of four), streaming now on iTunes a week ahead of its Dec. 3 release, aims to present this modestly talented young woman who has somehow managed to sustain our interest for 15 years as a cool but accessible dance-pop diva — willing to dangle the occasional profanity to keep us alert, but ultimately more into the groove than anything else.

The album opens with the recently unveiled Alien, a shimmering reverie that is by far the best track, followed by two now-familiar singles: the frantically ingratiating Work Bitch and the more vulnerable Perfume, on which Spears, weary of a romantic rival, warns her man that she's going to "mark my territory."

Emotional and carnal needs remain in focus, whether Spears is advising a lover how to push her buttons on Tik Tik Boom (featuring T.I.), letting him take control on the exuberant Passenger or trying to say goodbye on the wistful Don't Cry. The production, by such club veterans as David Guetta, and William Orbit, is by turns clattering and graceful.

As a musical reintroduction, certainly, Britney Jean offers as much grace as anyone could have expected.

Download: Alien, Passenger, Body Ache

Britney Spears Is "in Love" With Boyfriend David Lucado: "I Adore Him"

This pop princess may have found her prince.

During a candid interview with Entertainment Tonight, Britney Spears said that she is so "in love" with boyfriend of nearly nine months David Lucado.

"I'm in love...I like the fact that [Lucado is] very stubborn and he's stuck in his ways," she said. "He's just a simple man. I adore him. He's really funny and he's really passionate. I love the fact that anything he's involved in he's passionate about and it's contagious."

Brit Brit confirmed that she met Lucado through friends and admitted that her father ran a background check on him, "My dad's a little crazy like that," Spears said, and added that she would like to have more children in the future but is unsure if she'll walk down the aisle again.

However, she's not completely opposed to the idea. "I'd like to have more kids, settle down…have kids—maybe twins—and get married," Spears had told Germany's RTL network. "That would be nice."

Lucado, a Virginia native who more often than not wears his pride for the Virginia Tech Hokies on his sleeve (or head), was first seen with Spears in February. The loving pair was photographed for the first time together out on Valentine's Day, about a month after the singer broke off her engagement to Jason Trawick.

"David doesn't date anyone else, he is exclusive," an insider tells E! News. "They live separately and have separate lives, but they spend time and travel a lot together."

The source added, "I think it is pretty serious and they're happy."

Britney Spears Says Her Favorite New Song Is Justin Timberlake's "Holy Grail"

Sure, it's been nearly 12 years since Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were an item, but that doesn't mean they can't still appreciate each other's music.

The Work Bitch songstress proved just that while visiting patients at the Children's Hospital of Orange County on behalf of The Ryan Seacrest Foundation on Saturday, Nov. 23.

While being interviewed, the singer was asked what she considers her favorite current tune.

"I really like Justin Timberlake's 'Holy Grail,'" she replied. "I like that song. I think it's mystical." (The track is actually a collaboration between J.T. and Jay Z.)

Following the sitdown, Spears graciously posed for pictures, much to the delight of the young people there.

"Thank you @RyanSeacrest for inviting me to the @RyanFoundation and thanks to all of the kids for hanging out with me!" the pop star tweeted.

Definitely puts a song in our hearts.

Meanwhile, Spears' new album, Britney Jean, is slated to drop on Dec. 3, just one day after she turns the big 3-2.

Oops! Britney Spears Wears Virginia Tech Sweatshirt Right Before Holding a Gun on Music Video Set

(Photo, Photo2) While on the set of her new music video for "Perfume" recently, Britney Spears had an unfortunate mishap involving a Virginia Tech college sweatshirt and a prop gun.

During the filming of a scene in which the 31-year-old singer points a gun a man in a car, Spears kept warm in between takes by bundling up in a red and orange sweater from Virginia Tech, the school that was at the center of the 2007 campus shooting which resulted in the deaths of 33 people (including the gunman).

The sweatshirt presumably belongs to Brit's boyfriend David Lucado, who attended Virginia Tech and wears lots of his college's clothing.

Spears ditched the sweater while actually filming the gun scenes though, opting for heels, tight jeans, white shirt and leather jacket.

This isn't the first time that the singer has caused some controversy with guns in her music videos.

In 2011, London officials demanded that Spears apologize for wielding a fake firearm on the set of her video for "Criminal." Why? The shoot took place in the very neighborhood that was devastated by the London riots just a few months before.

Spears' team responded to the "Criminal" controversy at the time, saying, "The video is a fantasy story featuring Britney's boyfriend, Jason Trawick, which literally plays out the lyrics of a song written three years before the riots ever happened."

Britney Spears's Surprise Birthday Gift? A Party (and Tiara!) from Sophia Grace and Rosie

How's this for a festive birthday blowout?

Britney Spears got a welcome surprise ahead of her 31st birthday on Dec. 2 when pint-size stars Sophia Grace and Rosie recently stopped by a studio where the pop star was rehearsing for her upcoming Vegas gig.

And it was all thanks to Ellen DeGeneres, who will air a clip of the adorable meet-a-greet on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday. But you can watch it below right now.

Sophia Grace, 10, and Rosie, 7 – who just nabbed their own NBC comedy series – scored some hands-on choreography tips from Spears, who walked them through a quick snap-and-pop routine. (Those gals know how to work it!)

But the highlight came when the child stars, hand in hand with Spears, took the singer around a corner of the studio to reveal a surprise birthday bash, complete with cupcakes, party favors and ... tea. (Hey, Sophia Grace and Rosie are British, after all.)

The duo even presented Spears with her own blinged-out tiara, which, appropriately, came with its own built-in mic.

When Sophia Grace asked the singer what her birthday wish was, Spears replied, "To have four vacations a year."

That could prove tricky, given that Spears's Vegas residency will keep her hunkered down in Sin City for two years, where she's set to perform 96 shows.

At least now she's got a bedazzled, micrphone'd tiara to work into her routine. (Video)

Inside Britney Spears' Listening Party for New Album Britney Jean: It Really Is Her Most Personal Yet

Britney Jean really is Britney Spears' most personal work yet.

About 100 people gathered for a listening party tonight for Brit's upcoming eighth studio album, where they were treated to a preview of "Alien," "Perfume," "Tick Tick Boom" featuring T.I., "Don't Cry" and "It Should Be," featuring, who hosted the event at his Hollywood studio.

"It's my most personal album," Spears said. "I went through a breakup this year and a lot of the album has to do with that."

In between tracks, Andy Cohen moderated a chat on a makeshift stage with Spears and

The pop princess called herself a "perfectionist" about work.

"I love what I do so I have a hand in everything that I do," she said.

The 31-year-old showbiz veteran also revealed her favorite snack foods while recording—sushi and Skittles!

Spears looked fab. Her signature blond hair was down and fell over her shoulders. She wore tight black pants, a sleeveless black shirt and black heels.

She said of the new album, "I want people to listen to it and be inspired."

Britney Jean goes on sale Dec. 3. Its first single, "Work Bitch," dropped in mid-September.

Earlier this month, Spears released "Perfume," the second single from the album.

"'Perfume' is incredibly special to me because it hits close to home, and I think the story is relatable to everyone," the pop princess told me exclusively at the time. "Everyone's been through an insecure moment in a relationship that's left them vulnerable and I think this song captures that."

About three weeks after Britney Jean drops, the mother of two will launch her two-year residency, Piece of Me, at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Britney Spears -- Calls BS On $4K Concert Ticket Scam

Britney Spears is calling BS on a website that's charging $4K for a ticket to hear her perform at her listening party ... because her reps say the whole thing is a scam ... TMZ has learned.

We're told Brit WILL appear at an exclusive listening party tonight -- along with -- but she won't be performing and NO tickets are being sold.

That's because it's a private, invitation-only event.

A bogus website claims it has tickets -- which it will gladly sell for $3,898.50 a pop.

When we called reps at the website, we were told there were still a few more tickets left.

If you're dumb enough to pay that ... don't.

Britney Spears -- MAKES OUT WITH OTHER MAN ... Boyfriend's Cool With It

(Photo) Britney Spears sucked face with a dude who wasn't her BF yesterday ... but her man wasn't upset, because it was all part of the script.

The spit-swappin' all took place on the L.A. set of Britney's new music video. The identity of the male kissing partner is unclear ... but he appears to be pretty good looking.

(UPDATE: Our friends at have ID'd the dude -- click here to find out more!)

As for Brit's BF David Lucado -- no word if he was on the set ... but if you knew your girlfriend was going to make out with a younger, hotter man -- would you wanna be there to watch??

Britney's new song 'Alien' lands ahead of schedule

Oops, another song leaks again.

The new song off of Britney Spears' eighth studio album, Britney Jean, was released prematurely. Suggesting that the leak was an accidental leak instead of a well-orchestrated one, producer William Orbit posted on Twitter that the leaked version was incorrect.

"It's the wrong version of 'Alien' that's out there. Right song, but had wrong chorus notes, (now fixed) on THE version."

Spears has called Alien "really cool" and "really great."

Give it a spin. See if you agree.

Britney Spears Flaunts Super Skinny Waist-See the Pic!

(Photo, Cover) It's Britney's super skinny waist, bitch!

In a new photo spread in Westlake Magazine, Britney Spears flaunts her hot body and super slim frame.

In the sassy pic, the 31-year-old "Work Bitch" singer poses in a black leather onesie with cutouts over a spiked bra. She lifts her arms up in the air to show off sleeves made of black tassels. Brit also flashes an open-mouth smile while her long blond hair flows down her chest.

It sounds like all of Spears' hard work is doing a body good!

Spears recently opened up to Vegas Player magazine about rehearsing for her upcoming Sin City residency at Planet Hollywood. "I have not been this sore in my entire life," she dished. "When I started working out, I was sore for like three days. I could hardly move."

"When you tour, it's so hard on the body," she said. "I look back and I don't know how I did it. Being in one place is cool. It's a more stable environment."

"Las Vegas is a fun place," she added. "There is so much going on. The energy here is incredible. You feel it walking through the casino. Everybody is here to have a good time."

Batkid Miles Scott Inspires Mass Excitement

Britney Spears Awwwthis makes me smile! Miles really is a superhero and inspiration to all

Michael Jackson's People Expose Big Stars As Drug Addicts

Michael Jackson's people have just thrown Britney Spears, George Michael, Van Halen, Aerosmith and other big names under a big tour bus, because MJ's people have just labeled them hard-core drug abusers just to make a point in a lawsuit.

Here's the deal. Lloyds of London has refused to pay benefits under an insurance policy that AEG took out in case MJ was not able perform for the "This Is It" tour. Lloyds rejected the claim on grounds Michael and AEG defrauded the company by failing to fess up that MJ was a drug abuser.

Now the bus. The Michael Jackson Company (MJC) sued Lloyds, demanding payment. MJC claims in public documents -- obtained by TMZ -- that a number of artists, including Britney, George, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Kings of Leon, AC/DC, Johnny Hallyday and Whitney Houston all were known drug addicts and all of them applied for similar insurance to Lloyds.

MJC wants to see how the other rock stars were treated to determine if Michael is being singled out unfairly.

Short story -- to make their case, they're going to tar and feather every other rock star and act in sight.

E! to air 'I Am Britney Jean' Spears documentary

In case you weren't yet sure who Britney Spears was, she and cable channel E! have combined to tell you everything they'd like you to know in I Am Britney Jean, a 90-minute documentary premiering Dec. 22.

The documentary offers "an intimate look at one of the most overexposed yet under-revealed stars of today as she faces one of her biggest challenges ever while finishing her album, shooting videos, doing press — and being a mom," E! says in a statement.

New of the doc comes one day after Spears tweeted the track list for her forthcoming Britney Jean album.

The documentary's Dec. 22 air date falls right between the release of the Britney Jean album on Dec. 3 and the opening of the singer's Britney: Piece of Me two-year residency at the Las Vegas Planet Hollywood on Dec. 27.

In other words, come December, it'll be easier to spot Britney Spears than Santa Claus.

Britney Spears 'Sore for Days' As She Preps for Vegas Shows

Britney Spears is putting in work (b––––)!

With her Las Vegas show set to open next month, the mother of two is getting her body in serious shape – so much so, in fact, that she's had moments where she could barely move.

"I have not been this sore in my entire life," she told Vegas Player Magazine. "When I started working out, I was sore for like, three days. I could hardly move. I'm really challenging myself with the choreography."

Multiple sources have told PEOPLE that Spears's Piece of Me show will have a "nightclub-like" feel, something Spears wanted in order to keep the energy up. She even plans on bringing back many of her iconic looks for the show, set to open Dec. 27 at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

"Whenever I do a show, I'm really keen on making it a show. I love to dance and perform," she told the magazine. "Because it's Vegas, I want to do something different. This is the perfect place to bring it to the next level."

It's also the perfect place for stability, she said. Vegas? Stable?

"When you tour, it's so hard on the body," she explains. "I look back and I don't know how I did it. Being in one place is cool. It's a more stable environment."

Britney Spears Talks About "Mind-Altering" Aspects of Fame in Vegas Player Magazine

Britney Spears has been in the public eye since childhood, but the late aughts were especially difficult for the "Perfume" singer. In the Fall 2013/Winter 2014 issue of Vegas Player magazine, the pop princess speaks candidly about her struggles in the spotlight and her desire for privacy.

"It was kind of like a dream," the 31-year-old performer says of her early days in the music business. "I'm from a small town [Kentwood, La.] and I wasn't expecting anything. When it happened, it was kind of surreal. I got so busy traveling that I was oblivious to it all. I didn't even realize what was happening. It was like a dream that I never woke up from. It was pretty spectacular."

Spears says it's easy to get swept up in the moment and lose sight of what really matters. "It's important to have a group of people around you who can keep you down to earth. It's a mind-altering experience when you become a pop star at such a young age," she says. "Some people are made for it and some people aren't. If you keep good friends around you and stay grounded, you'll be ok."

Since her debut album was released in January 1999, the Grammy winner has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, starred in a feature film and judged a TV talent competition. Still, Spears says it's been difficult to embrace her superstar status.

"This is the thing: I'm actually really shy. I don't like having my picture taken. I don't like the attention, but it's something that comes with success," she says. "I've accepted the paparazzi are going to be there; I just try to wear the same thing every day so I become uninteresting."

Spears adds that she "never" reads tabloid stories regarding her personal life. "I know there is rude stuff out there, but I choose not to be a part of it," she explains. "It's all kind of silly."

Instead, the "Work Bitch" singer is focused on the next phase of her career—which just so happens to include a two-year residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. "When you tour, it's so hard on the body," Spears says. "I look back and I don't know how I did it. Being in one place is cool. It's a more stable environment."

"Las Vegas is a fun place," she adds. "There is so much going on. The energy here is incredible. You feel it walking through the casino. Everybody is here to have a good time."

Britney Spears Reveals Duet With Sister Jamie Lynn After Unveiling Track List for Britney Jean

(Photo) Britney Spears' latest project seems to be a family affair!

The singer tweeted out the official track list for her new album Britney Jean, and reveals that fans can expect a duet with her little sister Jamie Lynn Spears for a song titled "Chillin' With You," along with features from and T.I.

"Sneaky hackers always trying to ruin my surprises. Here is the TRUE #BritneyJeanTrackList," Spears tweeted with a photo of the song list, and then also added, "So SOOO beyond excited to have my baby sis @jamielynnspears on the album. @Tip!!! My homie :)."

Britney Jean, Spears' eighth studio album, is set for release Dec. 3. Its first single "Work Bitch" dropped in mid-September and the singer recently released another track, "Perfume."

"'Perfume is incredibly special to me because it hits close to home, and I think the story is relatable to everyone," the pop princess exclusively told E! News of the ballad. "Everyone's been through an insecure moment in a relationship that's left them vulnerable and I think this song captures that."

Here is the complete track list for Britney Jean:
"Work Bitch "
"It Should Be Easy (feat."
"Tik Tik Boom (feat. T.I.)"
"Body Ache"
"Til It's Gone"
"Chillin' With You (feat. Jamie Lynn Spears)"
"Don't Cry"
(Deluxe Edition Tracks)
"Brightest Morning Star"
"Hold On Tight"
"Now That I Found You"
"Perfume (The Dreaming Mix)"

Britney Spears and K-Fed -- Well This is Awkward

(Photo) Britney Spears and Kevin Federline cheered on their son during a soccer game today ... alongside Brit's new boyfriend.

The trio came together in Tarzana today for an awkward -- yet respectable -- moment ... and didn't seem too fazed standing side by side ... by side.

Makes sense ... since K-Fed made it clear to us last month he had moved on with his life and didn't really care about things going on with Britney anymore.

Britney Spears saves the music

It's like the Justice League of America, but for music education. And that would make Britney Spears Wonder Woman. Or, at the very least, Hawkgirl.

Spears has joined the VH1 Save the Music Foundation's 2014 Ambassador Class, a consortium of musical superstars that includes Taye Diggs, Jason Derulo, Hunter Hayes, Gloria Reuben, Diane Birch and Cher Lloyd. The artists have banded together to promote music education in American schools. And fight crime. (OK, they don't really fight crime.)

"I am so proud to be a VH1 Save the Music Foundation ambassador," Spears said in a statement. "Music has always been a big role in my life, and as a mother, I can't imagine my children growing up without it."

The VH1 Save the Music Foundation is a non-profit organization that restores instrumental music education programs in public elementary and middle schools across the country. It has provided nearly $51 million in new musical instruments to almost 1,900 public schools in more than 192 districts around the country, affecting the lives of more than 2.3 million children.

People's Choice Awards Nominees

Favorite Female Artist
Britney Spears
Demi Lovato
Katy Perry
Selena Gomez

Favorite Pop Artist
Britney Spears
Bruno Mars
Demi Lovato
Justin Timberlake
Katy Perry

Favorite Music Fan Following
Britney Army (Britney Spears)
Directioners (One Direction)
KatyCats (Katy Perry)
Little Monsters (Lady Gaga)
Lovatics (Demi Lovato)

Britney hints at secret love triangle in new song

Britney’s back! Again.

Following up her club hit “Work Bitch,” the 31-year-old has ditched the big beats and played the ballad card with her latest song “Perfume” which you can hear now via her official Facebook page.

The track was co-written by Spears alongside Sia, produced by and is the second teaser from her forthcoming eighth album “Britney Jean” (due for release on December 3). Lyrically, the song documents a torrid love triangle and as part of the Facebook premiere, Spears noted a hint of autobiography in “Perfume,” saying it was “like sharing a piece of my heart.”

So the question is, who are the other two people in this song?

Britney Spears' New Song "Perfume"-Listen to It Now!

Britney Spears: This is like sharing a piece of my heart Listen to Perfume now! Pre-order Britney Jean + get Perfume tonight (Nov 3) at 12:01am ET on iTunes.

Britney Spears Turns Soccer Mom, Makes Low-Key Appearance at Sons' Game

(Photo1, Photo2) Britney Spears is turning into a total soccer mom.

The 31-year-old pop star spent another day watching her two sons, 8-year-old Sean Preston, and 7-year-old Jayden James, playing a game of soccer in Canoga Park, Calif. Saturday.

Clad in a "Love" sweatshirt, black sweatpants and Uggs, Spears had a low-key day out as she cheered on her boys near the field with a bodyguard nearby.

The "Work Bitch" crooner recently opened up about her new single "Perfume," telling E! News exclusively the song "is incredibly special to me because it hits close to home, and I think the story is relatable to everyone."

"Everyone's been through an insecure moment in a relationship that's left them vulnerable and I think this song captures that," Spears added.

The ballad, which is set to debut tomorrow on Facebook, is the second single from her upcoming album Britney Jean, which hits stores Dec. 3.

Speaking of relationships, while Spears' boyfriend, David Lucado, wasn't on hand for this particular soccer match, the duo was spotted together at another one of Sean's soccer matches a couple of weeks ago, packing on the PDA on the sidelines.

Britney Spears Opens Up About New Song "Perfume," Says Ballad "Hits Close to Home"

Get ready for a new Britney Spears song.

We're talking about "Perfume," a ballad from her upcoming album, Britney Jean.

"'Perfume' is incredibly special to me because it hits close to home, and I think the story is relatable to everyone," the pop princess tells me exclusively. "Everyone's been through an insecure moment in a relationship that's left them vulnerable and I think this song captures that."

The song is set to debut tomorrow on Facebook.

Britney Jean, Spears' eighth studio album, goes on sale Dec. 3. Its first single "Work Bitch" dropped in mid-September.

"I have been through a lot in the past few years and it has really inspired me to dig deeper and write songs that I think everyone can relate to," Spears wrote in a recent letter to her fans posted on her website. "Working with people like Sia, William Orbit, and of course has been an amazing experience. They have listened to all of my ideas and helped me bring them to life. There are a lot of really fun, upbeat dance songs, but it was important to me that I show my strength, and my attitude, and my vulnerability. Of course, I also have some surprises for you guys ;)

"I want to show you the different sides of Britney Spears," she wrote. "I am a performer. I am a Mom. I am funny. I am your friend! I am Britney Jean."

In December, the mother of two will launch her two-year residency, Piece of Me, at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Britney Spears Wears Black Wig, Dresses Up as Snow White-See the Magical Pics!

(Photo1, Photo2) Britney Spears got her start on the Mickey Mouse Club, and all these years later, she's still a Disney princess at heart!

On Thursday, Oct. 31, the iconic blonde threw on a black wig, slipped into a very recognizable dress, and—voila!—had the perfect Snow White costume. But Brit wasn't the only one getting in on the fun—her dancers dressed up as the seven dwarfs!

Britney tweeted a split screen photo of the whole crew, showing herself, posing adorably with an apple, surrounded by Sleepy, Sneezy, Dopy, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful and Doc. The former Mouseketeer made sure, of course, to say, "Happy Halloween everyone!"

She also Instagrammed an a cute shot of herself in character—knocked into a deep sleep by the evil queen's poison apple—with her dancer dwarfs looking on, fraught with worry. Perhaps it was Brit's real-life Prince Charming—aka boyfriend David Lucado—who gave her the magical kiss to bring her back to life...Then again, we all know this pop princess doesn't need a man to save her. She is Britney, bitch!

And just in case you forgot, she's also Britney witch. In an amazing and obviously viral video with BBC Radio's Nick Grimshaw, the singer recited Vincent Price's narration from Michael Jackson's classic Thriller. Naturally, she did this in a British accent, and as one YouTube commenter noted, "No other pop star would make this funny. Britney's goofy, lovely quirkiness pulls it off."

Well she is the fairest one of all!

Britney Spears Songs Used to Scare Off Somali Pirates, Singer Gets into Halloween Spirit With "It's Britney, Witch" Video

(Video) Gimme more?

Well, if you're a Somali pirate, it's more like gimme less.

Apparently, the music of Britney Spears has proven to be pretty effective at keeping Somali pirates away from Royal Navy ships off the east coast of Africa.

Merchant navy officer Rachel Owens told, "Her songs were chosen by the security team because they thought the pirates would hate them most. These guys can't stand Western culture or music, making Britney's hits perfect."

Owens explained that the songs, in particular "Oops! I Did It Again" and "Baby One More Time," are routinely cranked up on the ship's speakers whenever there is danger of being attacked.

"The ship's security rarely needs to resort to firing guns," Owens said. "As soon as the pirates get a blast of Britney, they move on as quickly as they can."

In other words, we're guessing those same pirates wouldn't be too, er, thrilled to hear Spears recite Vincent Price's narration from Michael Jackson's classic Thriller.

Yep. Just in time for Halloween, the "Work Bitch" singer does just that in a viral video she made with BBC Radio's Nick Grimshaw.

Incorporating a British accent, Spears hysterically takes on the famous lines from the song, all while flying on a broom and wielding an axe.

One added line, of course, says it all: "It's Britney, witch!"

Britney Spears and Kevin Federline Reunite to Watch Son Play Soccer

(Photo) No "chaotic" times with this couple anymore.

Britney Spears and her ex-husband Kevin Federline reunited on Saturday, Oct. 26, to watch their son, Jayden James, play soccer in Woodland Hills, Calif.

Their other son, Sean Preston was also present so he could root for his younger brother.

The pair, who appear to be on friendly terms, stood next to each other on the sidelines, while watching their boy.

The "Work Bitch" singer looked casual for her day at the park, wearing a form-fitting magenta turtleneck top, skinny dark jeans and tan boots. She completed the look with her blond locks in a bun and sunglasses.

The former back-up dancer sported a white printed T-shirt, blue shorts, white sneakers and an Oakland Raiders baseball cap.

On Friday, Oct. 25, the 31-year-old pop star wrote a heartfelt letter of appreciation to her fans on her website.

She also unveiled the cover art for her upcoming Britney Jean album, which shows the mom of two looking playful and slightly sultry.

Spears kicked off her sweet note by saying she was "long overdue" for a real catch-up with her fans. "We're all so used to getting our thoughts out in 140 characters, but sometimes it's nice to take time to sit down and write something a little longer and more personal," she began.

"I am putting the finishing touches on my new album, Britney Jean over the next few days and I am so excited for you to hear it. I poured my heart and soul into this album and it's been an incredible journey," she continued. "I've learned a lot about myself, and as I am finishing, I am reminded of the incredible foundation that has supported me for the last 15 years. Thank you all for continuing to follow me on this journey and for allowing me to do what I love to do."

"I can't believe this is my eighth studio album and I know I keep telling you that it is my most personal record yet, but its true and I'm really proud of that."

Britney Spears Offers a Personal Message for Fans

(Album Cover) Even in this age of Tweets and texts, nothing is more personal than a handwritten note, and Britney Spears is helping keep the tradition alive.

Friday came a postcard, posted on her Website, containing an open message in her own hand to her fans about her new album, Britney Jean (available Dec. 3, the day after she turns 32).

She also wrote about how, after all her hard work and the fact that "I have been through a lot in the past few years," the album is liked and appreciated.

Her message reads:

Dear Fans,

I haven't sat down to write you guys in SUCH a long time. Long overdue! We're all so used to getting our thoughts out in 140 characters, but sometimes its nice to take time to sit down and write something a little longer and more personal. I am putting the finishing touches on my new album, "Britney Jean" over the next few days and I am so excited for you to hear it. I poured my heart and soul into this album and it's been an incredible journey. I've learned a lot about myself, and as I am finishing, I am reminded of the incredible foundation that has supported me for the last 15 years. Thank you all for continuing to follow me on this journey and for allowing me to do what I love to do. I can't believe this is my eighth studio album and I know I keep telling you that it is my most personal record yet, but its true and I'm really proud of that.

I have been through a lot in the past few years and it has really inspired me to dig deeper and write songs that I think everyone can relate to. Working with people like Sia, William Orbit, and of course has been an amazing experience. They have listened to all of my ideas and helped me bring them to life. There are a lot of really fun, upbeat dance songs, but it was important to me that I show my strength, and my attitude, and my vulnerability. Of course, I also have some surprises for you guys ;)

I want to show you the different sides of Britney Spears. I am a performer. I am a Mom. I am funny. I am your friend! I am Britney Jean.

Hope you love my labor of love!
Love Always, Britney

Britney: Balancing 'crazy mom' home life with work

Britney Spears may take on a sexy pop star persona in the video for her latest single "Work B---- ," but at home she says she feels like a "crazy mom."

Speaking in London, the 31-year old singer says these days she juggles the demands of an international singing career with taking care of her two sons, Sean, 8, and 7-year-old Jayden.

"Once you've done a shoot ... you have to come in and do homework and fix dinner twice and it's a lot of work," she told The Associated Press in an Oct. 15 interview. "But I think as women we just manage it, we make it work."

Spears says she worked hard with her fitness trainer to get into top shape for her new video, sticking to two or three small meals each day. The American singer admitted, however, that she struggled to stave off food cravings in the weeks leading up to the video shoot, saying: "I love to eat my popcorn at night!"

And the first thing she ate afterward?

"Just chocolate, chocolate, chocolate," she said.

"Work B----" is the lead single from Spears' 8th studio album "Britney Jean" — the name her family calls her — and she says it's her most personal album to date. Produced with, Spears co-wrote every track, including a song about her split with Jason Trawick in January.

"'I think it will make girls not feel alone in this situation," she explained. "When they're alone in their room and they broke up with their boyfriend, they have a song they can go to and listen to, just makes them feel better about themselves."

Not content with just a new single and a new album, the singer is also preparing for a Las Vegas residency at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. In a show titled "Britney: Piece of Me," Spears will perform 50 dates over two years.

The Grammy-winner says she has a vocal coach to strengthen her voice for the show. She described the process as "grueling" — but says she can't wait for the experience.

"I know I'll be nervous, but I'm going to be excited, too. It's going to be cool," she said.

Spears feels it's a good time for women in pop music right now, citing the success of Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Madonna and Taylor Swift as her inspiration.

"There's so many strong, powerful women in pop music culture today," she said.

"Britney Jean" is out Dec. 3 and "Britney: Piece of Me" debuts in Las Vegas on Dec. 27.

Britney Spears Gives Boyfriend David Lucado Some PDA at Son's Soccer Match

(Photo) Britney Spears' prerogative is to hang with her men.

The "Work Bitch" singer and boyfriend David Lucado were spotted cheering on her son Sean Preston Federline at his soccer match on Saturday, Oct. 19, in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Spears was in an affectionate mood as she leaned on her beau's shoulder sporting a beige top, jeans and tan boots while Lucado donned jeans, a black and grey button down shirt with a white tee underneath and a baseball cap.

The pair watched from the sidelines with Britney's bald bodyguard in tow while 8-year-old Sean looked like a young David Beckham in the making, wearing a blue and white striped soccer shirt.

Spears, 31, first hooked up with Lucado sometime in February, about a month after she called off her engagement to former agent Jason Trawick. It certainly helps that both have Southern ties—she's from Louisiana and he's from Virginia.

When she's not taking time out for some quality family bonding, Spears has been making the promotional rounds for her new disc, Britney Jean, which hits stores Dec. 3.

But work's not entirely on her mind. The Britster was in London last Tuesday where she gave an interview in which she revealed she wanted to expand her brood.

"I'd like to have more kids, settle down…have kids—maybe twins—and get married," Spears told Germany's RTL network. "That would be nice."

No word what David thinks about that.

Britney Spears Goes Around Whipping People on British TV-Watch Now!

(Video) Now this is Britney Spears taking London!

In Britain to promote her upcoming album, Britney Jean, the pop star ended up on a whipping tour of the studio during an appearance on the Channel 4 talk show Alan Carr: Chatty Man.

"The bitches who work on Chatty Man, they've been slacking off, they don't give a s--t anymore," Carr lamented to his famous guest. "They need a kick up the arse!"

"OK," Britney agreed as he held up a whip, like the one she wields in her risqué "Work Bitch" video.

"I got you this," Carr offered. "I want you to whip people."

And so it began.

"That cameraman over there," the ribald host pointed, "on part two, they zoomed in on my cold sore. You know what, I don't like that! You know what you wanna do, you wannt..."

Britney cracked her whip.

"Work bitch!" Carr finished. But then he let the expert take over.

He led her backstage to the control room and introduced his producers. "Do you want to win a TV critics' award?" he asked. "Because if so, you need to..."

"Work bitch!" Britney ordered, cracking the whip more forcefully now.

Then it was into a conference room, where more members of his team were chided for supposedly watching rival chat host Graham Norton while on the job.

"You know what, you need to..." "Work bitch!" [Crack!]

The janitor, hair-and-makeup, Carr's partner of five years, his nan...They all got "work bitch" orders from Britney.

And it was awesome. We recommend watching the whole hilarious clip right now.

"Had a smashing good time with @AlanCarr on @chattyman! Feel free to call if u need me to whip ur people into shape ;)" Britney tweeted tonight.

Britney Spears Says She Wants to Remarry and Have Twins

... Baby, Two More Times?

Britney Spears might have to rework her breakout hit if she gets her wish to grow her family.

"I'd like to have more kids, settle down ... have kids – maybe twins – and get married," the mother-of-two told Germany's RTL network Tuesday, according to E! Online. "That would be nice."

Spears, 31, made the comments while promoting her new, highly personal album, Britney Jean, in London this week.

The revelations are not entirely surprising, considering the pop star has made her role as mom to sons Sean, 8, and Jayden, 7, a priority. She even admitted to toning down her new video for "Work B–" because, she said, "I have children."

"I really don't go clubbing, I don't do that," she told RTL about her low-key lifestyle, which she now shares with boyfriend David Lucado. "I like to stay at home, I like watching movies and eating lots of popcorn."

In another sign she is craving stability, the former X Factor judge signed on for a two-year concert residency at the Las Vegas Planet Hollywood, which kicks off in December.

Britney Spears' Almost-Wardrobe Malfunction, Flashes Side Boob in London-See the Pic

(Photo, Photo2) Well, that was close!

Britney Spears nearly had a wardrobe malfunction while heading out of her London hotel on Wednesday.

Decked out in a low-cut black dress, the "Work Bitch" singer inadvertently showed off some serious side boob.

The 31-year-old songstress, who has been in the United Kingdom for a press tour to promote her upcoming album Britney Jean, was on her way to make an appearance on Alan Carr's Chatty Man show.

Earlier in the day, Spears spoke with BBC Radio 1 host Nick Grimshaw, where she revealed that she'll be "taking a break" after Britney Jean is released on Dec. 3.

Meanwhile, Spears, who has been spotted on and off wearing a ring on that finger, has also been doing the tourist thing while across the pond.

On Tuesday, the gal could be seen riding a double-decker red bus and taking in the sites.

Britney Spears Conservatorship: Singer's Father Files Request for More Money

Britney Spears' dad is seeking more moolah.

Jamie Spears currently receives $16,000 a month, which he has received since he was appointed his daughter's conservator in 2008.

However, in addition to asking the court to continue to authorize that amount each month from Britney's estate, he is also asking the court to approve an increase in his house allowance.

In court documents obtained by E! News, Jamie says his "rent has steadily escalated over the last three years" and requests that he be reimbursed an additional $800 a month for his office expenses for the previous year. (Nov. 1, 2012 through Aug. 31, 2013.)

This would be in addition to the $1,200 a month he received for the office space.

Jamie also asks that from now on, he should get $2,000 a month for the office that he says is "dedicated to Britney's activities." He says his duties for his daughter include coordinating her costuming, household staff, legal matters, family law issues, overseeing the security protecting her from paparazzi and dealing with "numerous medical issues that arose that required my extensive communication."

He adds that he also oversees her business deals for X Factor and Planet Hollywood, working to "maximize the contractual benefits she would receive with a minimum of financial risk to her and a safe structured and pleasant environment." He also as notes that he also helped her get a "replacement residence."

A hearing will be held on Oct. 29 on whether to approve the request.

Britney Spears Wants James Franco to Replace Charlie Hunnam in Fifty Shades of Grey

If it were up to Britney Spears, the search for Christian Grey already would be over. As Fifty Shades of Grey producers scramble to find a replacement for Charlie Hunnam, the "Work Bitch" singer has nominated one of her favorite actors to take the star's place.

"I love James Franco," the pop princess said during a radio interview with KIIS-FM UK on Wednesday, Oct. 16. "I think he's really cool."

Franco is no stranger to tackling tricky roles. The 35-year-old actor earned acclaim for his role in The Broken Tower (which he also wrote, directed and produced), and he's appeared in provocative pictures like Spring Breakers, Milk and Lovelace.

One of the hosts said he preferred Ryan Gosling, who passed on the project months ago. Coincidentally, the Only God Forgives star was on The Mickey Mouse Club with Spears in the early ‘90s.

"I had a dream about him last night," the musician admitted. But no, it wasn't that kind of dream. "We were just talking, having a conversation," Spears giggled. "I wish it was like that!"

With Hunnam exiting Fifty Shades of Grey just weeks before production was scheduled to begin, the hunt is on to find Anastasia Steele's sadomasochistic counterpart. A source has confirmed to E! News that Universal Pictures has "expressed interest" in French-Canadian actor François Arnaud. Other contenders include Jamie Dornan and Christian Cooke.

Who would you like to see replace Hunnam in Fifty Shades of Grey?

Britney Spears Shows Off Her English Accent, Says She'll Be "Taking a Break" After Upcoming Album

It is very tempting to speak in an English accent, especially when you are among Brits.

And Britney Spears can't seem to get enough of imitating our friends (or shall we say, mates) across the pond.

The 31-year-old songstress, who is in the United Kingdom for a press tour to promote her upcoming album Britney Jean, had a little bit of fun with BBC Radio 1 host Nick Grimshaw on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

When asked by Grimshaw if she ever thought she would "be the type of person that would release number 8," the pop superstar could not resist the urge to speak just like the radio host in his native accent.

"No I never did, I never thought that," the "Work Bitch" singer quipped in her best British accent, combined with her Louisiana drawl.

It isn't easy to pull it off, so A for effort Brit, for trying to be a Brit!

Returning back to her regular voice, she then added that she will take some time out of the spotlight after she releases Britney Jean, which drops on Dec. 3.

"Oh, I'll take a break after this one, for a while," Spears said.

Spears dished that her latest project is different from any other album she has released.

"It's very moody and electric and different, so it's pretty cool," she said.

Sound like Brit had a great time during her radio appearance, tweeting afterwards "Grimmy, dahling!! Kisses to @R1Breakfast for a fun morning @bbcradio1 @grimmers."

Cheers mate!

Oops! Britney Spears Forgets to Take the Shopping Tag Off Her Jacket-See the Pic

(Photo) Oops!

While out and about in London this morning, Britney Spears was spotted arriving at BBC Radio 1 studios sporting a tiny fashion mishap.

The culprit? Attached to the inside of the 31-year-old pop star's tan AllSaints coat was the shopping tag, which Spears (or her assistant?) forgot to remove from the jacket before she slipped it on.

Despite the little wardrobe malfunction, Spears was beaming as she greeted fans outside the studio. In addition to her chic AllSaints coat, Spears completed her look with skinny jeans, a light top and retro-inspired sunglasses.

Yesterday, Spears was all smiles while touring around London in a private double-decker tour bus. The "Work Bitch" crooner took in the local sites, including Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Westminster Abbey and Hyde Park.

Spears also recently opened up about her pal Miley Cyrus in a new radio interview (airing on Sunday). "My mom and her mom know each other," Spears told a London station. "She's a girl's girl and she gets the whole Southern thing."

"I'm a huge fan of hers," the mother of two continued. "I think she's brilliant right now."

As for Cyrus' kind words for her, Spears added, "She has so much energy and she's on fire, so for her to even say anything about me is just really cool."

Britney Spears Calls Miley Cyrus "Brilliant," Says "Wrecking Ball" Singer Is a "Girl's Girl"

Miley Cyrus' antics and outfits may be raising eyebrows, but she's found a fan in Britney Spears. During a radio interview with London's 95-106 Capital FM (airing Sunday, Oct. 20), host Max asked Spears about her newfound friendship with her "Bangerz (SMS)" collaborator.

"My mom and her mom know each other," said Spears, who hails from Louisiana but now resides in California. "She's a girl's girl and she gets the whole Southern thing." Their connection doesn't end there, as the two also share a manager, Larry Rudolph. "It's just really worked out," she explained.

"I'm a huge fan of hers," the 31-year-old princess of pop added. "I think she's brilliant right now."

Spears said she's flattered by Cyrus' public praise. "She has so much energy and she's on fire, so for her to even say anything about me is just really cool," the mom of two shared.

During Cyrus' MTV documentary special, Miley: The Movement, she explained why it was important to work with Spears on her fourth album, Bangerz. "I always say I only want one bitch on my record, and that's Britney, bitch," said the Tennessee native.

The "We Can't Stop" singer recognized that she and Spears have made similarly controversial career decisions over the years. Even so, both musicians have amassed a loyal fan base. "The way that I am about Britney, that's the way a lot of people are about me," Cyrus said. "She was my first record. I was a lot of people's first album. First idol. I'll be a diehard fan for Britney, always."

Ironically, Spears wasn't the first choice when Cyrus recorded "Bangerz (SMS)" earlier this year. "The first name that we tossed around was Gwen Stefani," songwriter Sean Garrett recently told MTV. "We were talking about Gwen because you know Gwen got that edge too, but that's how God works."

Cyrus and Garrett also considered asking Nicki Minaj to lend her talents. "That would've been nuts too, but I think that's how God works," Garrett said. "This was absolutely the right one."

Britney Spears Says She Hopes to Settle Down, Get Married and...Have Twins!

(Video) Britney Spears may be all about the "Work Bitch" right now, but she has her sights set on adding to her family in the future.

"I'd like to have more kids, settle down...have kids—maybe twins—and get married," the 31-year-old mother of two said from London today during an interview with Germany's RTL network, according to a translation. "That would be nice."

Not a particularly shocking revelation, really, for the self-proclaimed homebody, who is getting ready to start a two-year concert residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

"I really don't go clubbing, I don't do that," she added. "I like to stay at home, I like watching movies and eating lots of popcorn."

Looking to shake things up, the RTL interviewer also presented Britney with a whip like the one she wields so fiercely (and supposedly a bit reluctantly) in her "Work Bitch" music video.

"Oh my goodness, thank you, I'm gonna use this," she accepted her gift graciously. "Can I practice on you?"

Spears also revealed that her upcoming eighth studio album, which she has said is her most personal album yet, will be called Britney Jean, inspired by what her close family calls her.

"It's like a term of endearment. I just wanted to share that with my fans," she explained yesterday to London's 95-106 Capital FM.

"Lots of fun in London doing press today!!" she tweeted Monday. "Always love when I get to visit the UK! xo."

Britney Jean drops Dec. 3.

She's Britney Jean Spears, actually

For her eighth album, Britney Jean, Spears reaches into the back of her closet, behind the latex and pom-poms, for more everyday, girl-next-door wear.

During a London radio interview, she revealed the title. "It's a personal album, and all my family, they always called me Britney Jean," Spears told 95-106 Capital FM. "It's like a term of endearment. I just wanted to share that with my fans."

To show her softer side, she teamed up with and William Orbit, who has often worked with Madonna. Britney sang on Cyrus' album Bangerz (SMS), so maybe Miley returned the favor?

"You'll have to wait and see!" she says.

In the meantime, you can check her out in Vegas when she starts her residence on Dec. 27. She'll play 50 shows.

Was Britney Spears' Body Airbrushed in the "Work Bitch" Music Video? See the Before and After Photos!

(Photo, Photo2) One of the most memorable things about Britney Spears' latest music video is her bangin' body—but maybe she only deserves part of the credit.

Before and after photos from the "Work Bitch" music video popped up today and, when comparing the two side by side, it appears that the pop star's physique benefited from some airbrushing (as so many stars' bodies and faces tend to do in photographs).

The shots released by HOAX Films, the visual effects studio that worked on the video, show Britney in her dark bikini outfit against a white wall, with her waist and thighs looking slightly wider in one of the photos.

Per, HOAX Films stated that it "completed sky replacements shots, set extensions and cleanup" for the music video.

The company did not detail exactly what the "cleanup" entailed.

"Ben [Mor]'s innovative music videos work like films, each with its own unique visual narrative," HOAX Films executive producer Alexis Nelson said in a statement. "We are excited to collaborate on such a stunning music video."

Spears' camp and HOAX Films have not yet returned requests for comment.

Regardless of whether a little digital trickery was involved, Brit Brit has been strutting a slimmer figure for a while now. She even gave fans a behind-the-scenes look at her bikini bod while shooting the video, where she's posing in her sexy two-piece with a pair of glittery pumps. "#WorkBitchDay2," she simply captioned the picture on Twitter.

Britney Spears' "Work Bitch" Director Defends Whips: "Wagging Her Finger.Was Not as Cool"

The man behind Britney Spears' superhot "Work Bitch" video is spilling secrets from the shoot.

Ben Mor, who directed the sexy music video, took time Thursday to answer Twitter questions from loyal members of the Britney Army, dishing on everything from the concept behind the video to the meaning of the song to what it was like to work with the princess of pop.

"Working with Britney on a video is a very collaborative process," Mor says when asked about the pop star's vision for the music video. "She let me know right from the start that she was interested in creating great backdrops that will feature the dancing and she also wanted elements of the video to take place in a desert setting and give a slight nod to her upcoming Vegas residency."

"I used this as a foundation for my initial treatment/concept and presented Britney with a variety of ideas some of which she really liked and some she wanted to modify," he continues. "After a few creative back and forth rounds we were both happy with the direction and overall vibe of the video and we got straight to work preparing for the shoot.

As for any silly Britney bloopers during filming? Mor says he and Spears were incredibly focused due to their time constraints.

"For me most video shoots are highly stressful simply because there is never enough time to film all of my ideas so the last thing I am looking forward to are 'bloopers'," he explains. "Unlike on a movie or a television show 'bloopers' on video shoots are never that funny."

But that doesn't mean that there weren't any surprise moments during the filming process.

"Every shoot has unexpected moments that you just can't control or predict," he shares. "One that comes to mind was how hard it was for us to get Britney's flowing white fabric when she was on top of the inverted pyramid in the desert to open up and catch the wind like it did, we got it to work in the end but in hindsight it shouldn't have been that hard. Even though the scene only lasts a few seconds in the video it had to look dramatic."

Safe to say it was a job well done! But what about the sexy scenes where Spears is whipping a woman?

"Britney does not 'randomly' whip anyone," he clarifies. "We wanted a fierce way of communicating the idea of Britney telling someone to get to 'Work Bitch' and wagging her finger at them was not as cool."

Makes sense. And Mor also opens up about the "hidden messages" in the video:

"Something maybe more hidden is the License Plate of the Lamborghini which reads BB72," he shares. "The BB is of course Britney Bitch and the 72 is my birth year (i'm old...ish), couldn't resist."

Too cute! As for BritBrit's favorite itty-bitty outfit from the shoot?

"If I had to guess I think she really loved the gold metallic two piece that she wore against the white wall with the dancers as well as when she was lit up by the Lamborghini lights in the same outfit with the added 'capelet,'" he reveals. "Pretty sure she also loved the yellow bustier and pants outfit during the Vegas Penthouse dance sequence," says, adding that the "interior dancing sequence in the Vegas Penthouse" and the scene where she's "up against the white wall and lit by the headlights of the Lamborghini" were some of her favorites.

And finally, Mor shares the meaning behind the music video.

"Very simply: If you want to achieve anything great in life you better be prepared to work very hard...... 'bitches."

What do you think of BritBrit's "Work Bitch" music video? Dishes on Britney Spears' "Fresh" New Album: "This Record Is Going to Be One of Her Best"

We're not the only ones who are excited for the upcoming release of Britney Spears' new album.

"Britney's record is fresh,", who's serving as executive producer on the pop star's eighth studio album, told E! News Thursday morning in New York where this year's AMA nominations were announced. "There's a lot of personal, sultry songs, as well as grit and edge and oomph."

The twosome previously collaborated together on the mega-hit "Scream and Shout," and 31-year-old singer was also spotted putting in time at's studio in August.

"I'm really really proud of her and her dedication and how disciplined and focused she was in the studio," he continued. "And how passionate she is to win."

The Black Eyed Peas bandmember also dished on BritBrit's upcoming two-year Las Vegas residency, which begins at Planet Hollywood in December.

"I can't wait for her Vegas shows to open. I want to go there and support, perform with her," he gushed before adding, "This record, in my opinion, is going to be one of her best records."

Spears most recently released the highly-anticipated music video for her single "Work Bitch," which features the pop princess showing off her banging bod in a handful of barely-there outfits while the singer and her incredibly fierce back-up dancers show us all how to werk.

And if the rest of the album is anything the like the hit tune, then we're sure we have lots to look forward to from the pop icon.

But BritBrit's new record was the only topic that got talking—he was also asked whether he would ever join Miley Cyrus onstage for her upcoming performance at the AMAs.

"It all depends what she needs me for," he said. "I'm not going to wear one of them bear costumes."


Britney Spears Dines In No Alcohol Zone -- BUT ...

Britney Spears dined out last night with her boyfriend and a bunch of his friends ... and alcohol became an issue.

The group of 8 went to dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village, near L.A. We're told before Britney arrived, a few people in the group ordered drinks at the bar. They all then went to their table in the restaurant, leaving the drinks behind.

Here's the deal ... Britney -- who once had a serious drinking issue that caused the custody judge to order her to undergo random testing -- has laid down the law with friends -- no one drinks when she's at the table. Someone who was there tells TMZ ... a waitress came by and brought a glass of wine that one of the women had been drinking, and apparently the woman knew the drill and said the waitress was mistaken -- she wasn't drinking wine.

Apparently ... it was too much for at least one of the people to take. We're told once Britney left ... one of the guys at the table made a beeline for the bar, ordered 3 vodkas in rapid succession and got kinda wasted.


Britney Spears Loves Breaking Bad and Aaron Paul-Read Their Adorable Twitter Exchange!

Add Britney Spears to the massive list of celebs who love Breaking Bad.

Aaron Paul, who starred as Jesse Pinkman on the hit AMC series, tweeted a link to buy Tom Neville and Zen Freeman's song "Dance Bitch" to Britney Spears, and not only did the princess of pop reply, but she also professed her love for the Emmy-winning drama.

"I wonder if @britneyspears ever wants to #DanceBitch @zenfreeman," the 34-year-old actor wrote, making a humorous reference to the 31-year-old singer's new single "Work Bitch" (Spears' sexy music video for her new tune debuted last week).

To which BritBrit wrote back: "Omg I can't believe you tweeted me. I love watching your show. Huge fan and yes, we can dance anytime!"

Best @reply ever?!

This isn't the first time Britney has publicly professed her love for Breaking Bad—she shared her reaction to the series finale during a recent radio interview with Z100 (spoiler alert ahead!):

"Yes I did, I thought it was really sad," she said when asked if she bid farewell to Breaking Bad Sunday, Sept. 29. "I didn't like it at all. I didn't think he should have died…maybe they'll do another episode where the ambulance comes and revives him."

She's also not the first celeb who's admitted to being a die-hard fan of the show. A slew of stars, including Julie Bowen , Jimmy Kimmel, Kristen Bell and Ellen DeGeneres, to name a few—all took to Twitter last week to share their reactions to the epic final episode.

Now, let's get that "Dance Bitch" video in the works!

Britney Spears' "Work Bitch" Video Too Hot for Brits, Banned in the United Kingdom

There's no denying it, Britney Spears' new music video "Work Bitch" is very racy. In fact, it's too steamy for audiences in the United Kingdom.

According to British media reports, the 31-year-old's video is banned before 10 p.m. after it was deemed too sexy and provocative for daytime airings on music channels, including MTV and The Box.

"While the video has gone down a storm online, it's a bit too much to play on TV," a source told The Mirror.

Channels are reportedly calling for Spears to release a "clean" edit of the video to broadcast before 10 p.m. that is suitable for all audiences.

According to a source, the word bitch cannot be said on TV before 10 p.m in the U.K and Brit's "Scream and Shout" with was also recut when it debuted.

A rep for Spears could not immediately be reached for comment.

Maybe it's the itty-bitty outfits showing off Brit's enviable and sexy figure? Or perhaps the scene where the pop princess is whipping some woman? It could be the language, she does say bitch 19 times in the track.

Whatever the reason for the ban, Brit is too hot for Brits.

Spears revealed during a phone-in interview with to The TJ Show that she edited out some scenes before releasing the final version.

"Oh my god, we showed way more skin and did way more stuff for the video then what is actually there. Like, I cut out half the video because I am a mother and because, you know, I have children, and it's just hard to play sexy mom while you're being a pop star as well," said Britney, mom to Sean Preston, 8, and Jayden James, 7. "I just have to be true to myself and feel it out when I do stuff."

"Britney is never pressured into anything," Spears' father and manager, Jamie Spears and Larry Rudolph, said in a statement to E! News. "She reviews all creative and for her ‘Work Bitch' video, she discussed toning down some parts in finding a balance of sexy and being a mom."

Britney Spears' Dad and Manager -- We Didn't Pressure Her Into Doing Sexual Scenes

Britney Spears' dad/conservator and her manager deny pressuring her to sexualize her music videos.

Britney said in a radio interview she felt she was being pushed further than she wanted to go, although she didn't name names. She said she watched what she shot and cut out some of the raciest scenes.

Jamie Spears and manager Larry Rudolph tell TMZ, "Britney is never pressured into anything. She reviews all creative and for her 'Work Bitch' video she discussed toning down some parts in finding a balance of sexy and being a mom."

The reason this is so significant -- Britney is under a conservatorship, meaning she's fragile and not mentally stable enough to fend for herself. That's why Jamie was placed into the position of being her protector, and Larry is pretty much required to respect that as well.

So the question. If not Jamie and Larry, who was pressuring Britney, and why was anyone allowed to pressure her in the first place?

Britney Spears -- I'm Being Pushed Too Far Sexually

(Listen) Britney Spears claims she's under a lot of pressure to make hyper-sexual music videos -- but now, Britney says ... she's over it.

31-year-old Britney called in to The TJ Show on AMP 103.3 in Boston this morning ... and when the conversation turned to her racy new video for "Work B**ch," Brit made it clear she's being pushed too far.

"A lot of sex goes into what I do. But sometimes I would like to bring it back to the old days when there was like one outfit through the whole video, and you’re dancing the whole video, and there’s like not that much sex stuff going on."

She continued, "It’s about the dance and it’s about being old school, it’s like keeping it real and just making it about the dance. I’d love to do a video like that.”

Britney also said the original cut for the music video was too risque ... and she had to put her foot down to protect her reputation:

"Oh my god, we showed way more skin and did way more stuff for the video than what is actually there. Like, I cut out half the video because I am a mother and because, you know, I have children, and it’s just hard to play sexy mom while you’re being a pop star as well."

"I just have to be true to myself and you know, feel it out when I do stuff.”

At one point, the DJ asks Britney, "Are they pushing you further than you wanna go and then you sit in the editing room and say, 'No that has to go' and that's pretty much how that's all lined up?"

Britney laughs nervously and then responds, "Yes."

What's interesting -- the video for "Work" is probably the least sexualized video she's done ... maybe ever.

Think about it ... "Hit Me Baby" (hot school girl outfit) "Slave" (sweat and gyrating), "Oops I Did It Again" (red leather catsuit) and "Toxic" (nude bodysuit) were pretty damn racy.

Britney Spears to Congress: "Work Bitch!"

Rest assured folks, Britney Spears knows how to solve the government shut-down.

"Go call the po-lice, Go Call The Gu-vunah! Someone tell Congress to get to #WorkBxxCH," the pop star tweeted this morning.

Are you listening, Congress?

The tweet is, of course, a reference to the lyrics in Queen B's most recent single, "Work Bitch," in which the blond beauty sings, "Go call the police, go call the governor, I bring the treble, don't mean to trouble ya, I make the governor, call me the governor, I am the bad bitch, the bitch that you'll never know."

Last night, the 31-year-old beauty released the super sexy music video for the single, which features the singer showing off her seriously bangin' bod in a handfull of itty-bitty outfits while her incredibly fierce back-up dancers put the werk in "Work Bitch."

Spears also dances in the desert with a bevy of leather-clad ladies, whips a woman crawling on the ground in lingerie and shows off her sultry side while perched on a podium in the water in the clip, which has a Britney circa 2001 sort of feel (amazing, right?).

In addition to her advice for Congress, Spears—who is set to begin her two-year residency at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood in December—also she took to Twitter today to thank fans for the positive response to the video:

"Overwhelmed with all the love, my goodness! Big kiss to all of u & Mr Ben Mor!!! Xxoo #WORKBxxCHVideo," she wrote.

Congrats, girl! You're looking flawless and fierce.

Britney Spears' "Work Bitch" Music Video Is Full of Whips, Tiny Outfits & Dance Breaks (Yes!)

(Video) This is everything Britney Spears fans could want and more.

The highly anticipated music video for the pop princess' new single "Work Bitch" was released tonight, and there is just so much going on, we don't even know where to start! But how about Brit's bangin' body? Yes, let's start there.

Spears' followers were teased with what she was workin' with when the singer tweeted a photo of herself on set, but damn. Throughout the video, Britney rocks a handful of itty-bitty outfits, and all of them look absolutely amazing flaunting her toned bod.

Aside from showing off her sexy figure, the video had a bunch of different themes going on (while promoting the positive message that to earn anything in life, you gotta work...bitch).

One minute Brit Brit's dancing in the middle of the desert, one minute she's whipping some woman, one minute she's channeling her inner Fifty Shades of Grey and using a riding crop, one minute mannequins are being blown up—anyway, you get the point.

Regardless, it's hard not to become fixated at the visuals, either because you actually find it entertaining or because it's so friggin' great to have Britney circa 2001 back.

At least one thing's for sure: If this video is any indication of what her two-year residency at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood is going to be like, then we're in for a doozy!

Celine Dion to Britney Spears: Words of Wisdom Ahead of Las Vegas Gig

With a string of blockbuster Las Vegas gigs under her belt, Celine Dion is a veteran Sin City performer. And now, she has a few words of wisdom for the new kid on The Strip: Britney Spears, who is set to begin a 16-date Vegas residency in December.

"What I wish for her, especially as a mother, is for her to find wonderful people who can help her find a balance between the artist that she is and the mother, and to try and find an emotional balance to cope with those two and be the best of both worlds," Dion tells ET Canada in an interview set to air Tuesday. "I think she can really do it!"

When asked if she had any advice to give, Dion says Spears, 31, is already a pro.

"I don't think she needs any advice from me! She's been there, she's been on stage, she's shook it all out! She's very talented and knows exactly what to do," Dion, 45, notes.

Dion, whose hit show Celine has been a mainstay at Caesars Palace since 2011, is now on her second successful residency in Las Vegas. Her first show, A New Day, had a five-year run that racked up 700 performances and pulled in three million people.

In between residencies, Dion gave birth to twins, and before returning to Las Vegas, she told PEOPLE that balancing show business with family would be a top priority.

Britney Spears -- I Won't Make My Son Dance On Stage

Apparently Britney Spears heard Kevin Federline's threat loud and clear ... because she's backed off her comment that Sean Preston will join her on stage for her Vegas concert series.

Britney said in an interview during her big announcement last month ... "Preston will probably be on stage but I think Jayden would have a hard time with it."

The next day we got video of K-Fed ... and he made it clear, his 8-year-old would NOT be performing with Britney.

Britney's rep tells TMZ ... she was "joking" when she said Sean Preston would join her on stage. Frankly, it didn't sound like a joke. What's more, there's history ... the kid occasionally came out and danced on stage during her Femme Fatale tour.

In fact, during Britney's Circus tour back in 2009 ... K-Fed had beef with Brit over taking the kids on the road, but he settled it after getting $5k a week, as well as, all-expenses paid when he joined them on the road.

So who knows ... maybe K-Fed will have a change of heart if ... well, the price is right. But for now, Sean Preston is off the marquis.

Britney Spears' "Work Bitch" Music Video to Premiere Next Week!

Britney Spears' "Work Bitch" music video has a premiere date!

The 31-year-old singer announced today via Twitter that fans will only have to wait four more days for the video for her latest pop single.

"Go call the guvunah people! We have a premiere date for my #WORKBxxCH video," Spears tweeted, followed by, "Clear the way on TUESDAY, OCT 1ST for the world premiere of the #WORKBxxCH video on the @CW_network!"

Yesterday, we gave you an exclusive first look at a still from Brit's "Work Bitch" video in which the singer its in a chair wearing a black mini skirt, a Marlies Dekkers gold cup bra and leather gloves.

She holds a bullwhip on the back of a woman kneeling in front of her while sitting in front of a mirror next to a sign that reads, "Bitch."

And late last night, Spears shared a 15-second preview clip from the video on Instagram, writing, "ATTENTION PEOPLE!!! Just a lil taste to hold y'all over. #WorkBxxch1stLook."

Ben Mor, who directed the video for "Scream & Shout," also directed "Work Bitch."

"We shot for three days in the desert and I had to learn to use a bullwhip," Spears exclusively told us. "I may or may not have hit Ben with it a few times."

Sneak Peek at Britney Spears's Sexy New Video

(Video) It's said that looking good is the best revenge.

For the upcoming video for her new song, "Work B**ch" – the latest single off of her breakup-inspired album (due out in December) – Britney Spears is providing viewers with plenty of eye candy.

Donning sky-high, glittering heels and an itty-bitty outfit, the pop star shows off enviable legs, toned abs and the glowing tan she worked on during the sweltering hot three-day desert shoot.

It's vintage Britney: sexy and sultry, with an entourage of shiny, sweaty pretty young things … think of it as a fantastic mix between this and this.

"Ben Mor and I have been friends since we met on the "Scream & Shout" video, and so we decided to get to work on the 'Work B**ch' video," Spears, 31, told PEOPLE.

On Twitter, the singer raved about the experience of bringing the EDM-inspired dance jam to life.

"Hot day on set…;) A little dirty. A little flirty," she said about the shoot.

Spears, who last weekend introduced Miley Cyrus at the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas, will head back to Sin City on Dec. 27 to take up her residency at Planet Hollywood.

First Look! Britney Spears' "Work Bitch" Video: A Bullwhip, Some Leather and a Woman on All Fours

(Photo) It looks like Britney Spears is a going all Fifty Shades of Grey in the music video for her hit single, "Work Bitch."

We've just got our hands on an exclusive photo from the video and it is…hot!

Spears, with her blond hair falling over her shoulders, is sitting in a chair wearing a black mini skirt, gold cup bra and leather gloves.

She holds a riding crop to the back of a woman kneeling below her on all fours.

Ben Mor, who directed the video for "Scream & Shout," also directed "Work Bitch."

"We shot for three days in the desert and I had to learn to use a bullwhip," Spears exclusively tells me. "I may or may not have hit Ben with it a few times." (Hopefully Ben enjoyed it.)

Spears has been documenting the making of the video on Twitter and Instagram.

In one pic, Spears showed off her toned and tanned physique in a sexy two-piece with a pair of glittery pumps. "#WorkBitchDay2," she tweeted.

"Gonna get my tan on in the desert in between shots on the #WorkBitch set today. It's HOT out here people!!!! #desert #heatwave," the 31-year-old singer also tweeted.

The day before, she posted a photo of herself on a camera monitor rocking a black lace and gold bra. "Hot day on set… ;) A little dirty, little flirty, danced my ASS off. Stoked for tomorrow!" she said.

Spears most recently announced that she will kick off a two-year residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on Dec. 27.

Britney Spears Goes Motor Crossing With Son Jayden-See the Pic!

(Photo) Britney Spears sure knows how to throw a fun birthday party!

The pop princess celebrated her youngest son Jayden Federline's 7th birthday over the weekend with a motor cross-themed bash.

The 31-year-old singer added a cute photo to her Instagram account on Wednesday, Sept. 25, riding a quad bike with the birthday boy.

But, the pair was not racing too fast.

"My little future motor crosser and I ripping up the track....At 5 MPH! Yee haw!" she captioned the pic.

Brit looks focused as she keeps control of the bike and an eye on the track, wearing a hot pink helmet and biker boots. Jayden looks like a mini rider, sporting a blue and red biking outfit.

Brit shared another snapshot from the festivities: Jayden and older brother Sean Preston looking tough as mini riders and posing with a bright yellow birthday cake. The birthday boy seems to approve of the pic, as he is giving the camera a thumbs up!

"Best way to celebrate a birthday!!! My boys are looking good in their @foxracing gear!" the proud mama said.

Brit's manager defends lip-syncing accusations

Britney Spears' manager has defended the pop star for lip-syncing on stage, insisting all the best female singers use a backing track in concert.

Spears is currently preparing for a two-year residency in Las Vegas but many fans fear they will be short-changed unless she ditches her miming and sings live.

Her manager Larry Rudolph has now spoken out to address the criticism, insisting the Toxic singer will go live in Sin City - with the aid of a backing track.

He tells, "It's hard for the public to understand what goes on when you get on stage and you're dancing full out during a song. No matter what anyone says, there's not a single artist who goes out there and does full choreography and is singing without a vocal track underneath them... It's physically impossible... There might be some numbers where she's full out dancing with a (vocal) track underneath her, but there won't be any lip-syncing across the board."

Rudolph also addressed reports that Britney is attending singing lessons ahead of her residency, adding, "The vocal coaching is really just to strengthen her voice and get her to a point where she can go out there every night and do a full show."

Britney Spears Ticket Sales -- Through the Roof

There are conflicting reports out about ticket sales for Britney Spears' Vegas concerts ... some are saying sales are disastrously poor ... Brit's people are saying "it's the best-selling show in the history of Vegas." TMZ now has the numbers, and it's pretty clear -- Britney is about to own Vegas.

Britney will be performing 48 shows a year for the next 2 years -- according to the contract obtained by TMZ. Tickets are available now for the first 16 shows. We've been on dozens of calls with StubHub, Ticketmaster and Planet Hollywood's box office among others ... and here's what we're told.

For the first 16 shows ... a total of 73,600 tickets were up for sale. The number of tickets actually sold are impressive -- 70,242.

Of the available, remaining, 3,358 tickets, 2,887 are in the nosebleed section.

We can't vouch for this being the best selling show ever in Vegas, but it's definitely up there.

Britney sources have told us they're actually talking about adding shows, and if that happens Britney will rake in even more than the $15 mil a year she's already guaranteed.

Britney Spears' Las Vegas Residency Making "History": Tickets Selling Out, Says Manager

You better get your tickets to Britney Spears' upcoming Las Vegas residency before they're all gone.

Despite a tabloid report claiming sales for the Planet Hollywood gig aren't as strong as her camp expected, Brit's manager Larry Rudolph tells me exclusively that "nothing could be further from the truth.

"This is the best-selling show in the history of Vegas," he said. "We have a great thing going here. We have a great show we're putting together. We have nothing but greenlights ahead of us. We have amazing sales."

Spears' two-year residency, officially called Britney Spears: Piece of Me, kicks off on Dec. 27 at Planet Hollywood.

All of the highest-priced VIP packages for the first 16 shows that went on sale last week sold out "instantaneously," Rudolph said. "There were more added, because of the demand."

The next block of tickets are scheduled to go on sale in a couple of weeks, but Rudolph said Caesars Entertainment—which operates Planet Hollywood—may release them earlier because of the "high demand."

"As we suspected, ticket demand for Britney Spears' headlining residency at Planet Hollywood has been extraordinary," Caesars chief marketing officer Tariq Shaukat said in a statement released earlier today. "This is as strong an on-sale performance as we've seen for any of our iconic Las Vegas headliner shows."

Spears dished to Ryan Seacrest about the residency during a recent appearance on his morning radio show.

"We are going to have all the works—snow, water, rain, everything," she said. "Every time I do a show, I like to really bring it. I love to put on a show that will really entertain fans. We want the feeling that fans will be in the show with me. We're going to have a cool set-up for them with a party vibe so they are really there with me."

Britney Spears Talks Miley Cyrus Duet, Her Hot Bod & Her Las Vegas Show: "I Want to Bring My Goods to the Table"

Britney Spears admits that she had to leave her comfort zone to shoot the video for "Work Bitch."

"My choreographer actually, when I was doing the rehearsals for this video, he was like, 'Britney, you are not a sweet mommy in this video. You are nasty bitch mommy in this video,'" the pop star said in an exclusive sit-down with E! News' Catt Sadler in her dressing room at the iHeartMusic Radio Festival in Las Vegas on Saturday.

"And I was like, 'OK...OK!" Britney gasped, her eyes growing wide as she imitated herself reacting to being told she had to get down and dirty.

Which surely she remembered doing for other videos...

"When you start to feel the charcter, you start to feel silly, 'cause you're like, 'This isn't me, I'm not like all like this,'" Britney explained, "moving all sexually and stuff like that, so as 'mommy' you feel really awkward doing that."

But "once you get out there and the camera starts rolling, you just kind of feel it out and you do it. But when I watch playbacks sometimes, I'm like, 'Who do I think I am?! Who the hell do I think I am?!'"

You're Britney, bitch!

And now she's bringing her talents to Las Vegas, to start a two-year concert residency at Planet Hollywood in December.

"It seemed like the ideal job to me because I felt like when I was on tour, I'm in a different bed every night..."It felt kind of ideal to be set in one place," the mother of two told Catt, adding that Vegas will probably be a "second home," not her primary residence.

Asked what sort of theatrics she has planned, Britney said, "The shows here are so incredible, I really want to bring my goods to the table."

Speaking of her goods, the 32-year-old singer joked about heading into rehearsals, "I'm gonna shed 30 pounds next week!"

But there really is no big secret as to how Britney has been maintaining that slammin' bod of hers lately: Moderation.

"I ate six times today, so I'm not always diligent with the food because I love food," the singer said. "It's really hard [to cut down] but you know, you have to do it.

"I feel better though when I'm lighter, I do," she added. "My spirits are higher...but it 's just, you love pizza sometimes. It just sucks, man—it sucks."

Britney was at the iHeartRadio fest to introduce new pal Miley Cyrus, who she recently recorded a song with for Miley's upcoming new album, Bangerz.

"My manager [Larry Rudolph] is her manager and she's been working on her album lately and I've been working on an album, so we hit the studio together a lot, and she's a cool girl," Britney described her fellow star.

Kellan Lutz, Britney Spears & More Celebs Team Up For the "Great Denim Challenge"

Kellan Lutz, Britney Spears, Hayden Panettiere and more celebs are teaming up for charity.

The trio and 10 other celebrities are cleaning out their closets for a cause, signing and contributing a pair of jeans each for Blue Jeans Go Green's "Great Denim Challenge."

The star-studded auction is designed to raise awareness about textile recycling and help the program collect its one-millionth piece of denim.

Blue Jeans Go Green has diverted over 600 tons of denim from landfills since 2006, and has utilized the denim for insulation for communities in need and public works projects across the U.S.

Fans of the stars can bid on their jeans at until Nov. 3.

Britney Spears Pumped Her Pepsi Money into Coke

Talk about a slap in the face -- after earning $8 MILLION from her infamous Pepsi deal back in 2001, Britney Spears went turncoat by investing in Coca-Cola!

We've obtained new docs in Britney's conservatorship case, which detail her investment portfolio, including her overall gains and losses for the year 2012 -- the most intriguing part is what she dumped into Pepsi's arch enemy.

Britney sold 574 shares of Coke for a modest profit of $3,238.55. She held on to 208 shares. As for Pepsi ... it's nowhere to be found in her portfolio.

Brit sold a few other random stocks for a profit -- including AT&T and Deere & Co. -- but it wasn't all gravy: she lost $640.13 on McDonald's and $1,277.38 on Chipotle. She eats at both places enough that you'd think the stock would be worth more.

Overall, Brit netted $97,883 last year in stock earnings ... not bad, but for her it's chump change (she'll earn more than triple that PER SHOW in Vegas).

As for her other holdings: Chevron, Microsoft, Phillip Morris, Heinz, Nestle, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Lululemon, and Visa. Nothing too risky. In all, Brit has just shy of $13 mil of her conservatorship money in the market.

As for blowing off Pepsi, we don't dispense investment advice -- BUT PepsiCo has shown pretty consistent growth since the 80s.

Britney Spears: Recording New Music Felt Like "Therapy" After Jason Trawick Breakup

Though Britney Spears and Jason Trawick called off their 13-month engagement in January, the pop princess hasn't been wallowing in despair.

Instead, she used the experience as fodder for her forthcoming studio album, slated for a Dec. 3 release. The "Work Bitch" singer spoke about her latest music during a Sept. 20 On Air with Ryan Seacrest radio interview.

"It's the most personal album I've ever done" Spears said. "After having a huge breakup this year, I had a lot to say in the studio, so it was nice to have a therapy like that and to be able to share that with my fans."

The recording process has been cathartic for Spears, who is currently dating lawyer David Lucado. "The stuff that really comes from the heart is usually the best stuff and has the best beat and really kind of helps you get over the breakup really easy, cause you sing about it and have to think about it every night," she explained. "But then you're like, ‘It's okay! I'm performing now so it's totally fine.'"

Spears added, "It's like a therapeutic way to get over it."

During her chat with host Ryan Seacrest, Spears also revealed what's in store for her two-year residency at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood, which kicks off Dec. 27. "Every time I do a show, I like to really bring it and I love to be really entertained," she said. "Coming from theater, I love to put on a show. So, we are going to have all the works—snow, water, rain, everything!"

Britney Spears Gets Unsolicited Advice on Her Las Vegas Residency...From Carrot Top?!

Britney Spears is getting some advice on her upcoming Las Vegas residency from an unlikely source: Carrot Top!

E! News caught up with the comedian at the Runner Runner premiere in Sin City on Wednesday, Sept. 18 and he offered some tips for the pop princess about living and performing in Vegas.

"To just do her show," he said. "I mean she's already Britney Spears, they're gonna come and enjoy it," he added. "She'll be great."

The redhead also said that he will attend her show.

The two entertainers actually share a little bit of history, since the singer's Mickey Mouse days.

"I'm from Orlando so I knew Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake when they were like, Mickey Mouse Club guys, so it's kinda cool," he said. "They've grown up to be like, huge."

Can't deny that, Carrot Top!

Spears confirmed on ABC's Good Morning America on Tuesday, Sept. 17 that she inked a two-year deal to perform at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

Britney Spears on Miley Cyrus: 'She is On Fire Right Now'

There was a time not so long ago when it was Britney Spears, not Miley Cyrus, who was causing controversy at the MTV Video Music Awards.

While Cyrus's twerking performance has made Spears's 2003 lip lock with Madonna look tame in comparison, the 31-year-old tells Extra's Mario Lopez that she can relate to all of the media attention the "Wrecking Ball" singer, 20, has received since she did unspeakable things with a foam finger.

"I remember that age when I was just transferring into my career and doing more controversial things and the energy that you feel, all this chaos going on, and she is on fire right now, she's just a ball full of energy," says Spears.

She added that the VMAs (where she also memorably gyrated with a 7-foot snake wrapped around her shoulders) is the place to let your imagination run wild. "It's a time to embellish a little bit on the creative side of what you do, bring the artistic side of what you do out."

Britney Spears' Conservatorship: Dad Jamie Requests $16,000 Monthly Allowance to Continue

Britney Spears may be gearing up for a two-year residency in Las Vegas, but her father is still keeping tabs on her estate.

The pop star's conservatorship attorneys filed a motion earlier this month requested that the court continue to grant Jamie Spears monthly payments to the tune of $16,000.

Jamie is also asking the court to have his daughter's estate cover the cost of his rented office—which comes out to $1,200 a month.

Brit Brit's papa has been serving as his daughter's conservator since 2008, though for a short while he served alongside her onetime fiancé Jason Trawick, who is now out of the picture.

The attorneys are also asking the court to be compensated for their work since the "Work Bitch" singer is "in excellent financial status," according to their motion.

They're asking the court to increase their normal payment of 50 percent of their fees to 80 percent and also to cover 100 percent of their costs.

From Nov 3, 2012 to Aug. 31, 2013 (ten months total), one of the conservatorship attorneys Andrew Wallet claims that he racked $151,427.50 in fees and $1,426.51 in costs for which he says he was only paid half. He is currently seeking the other half.

Another law firm is asking to be paid in full for their services stemming from the conservatorship case, as well as the Sam Lufti lawsuit years prior.

Britney Spears announces Las Vegas residency

After months of rumors and hint-dropping, pop icon Britney Spears revealed what she called her "(not-so-)secret" news — she's heading to Las Vegas.

The 31-year-old pop star confirmed a two-year residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday. "Britney: Piece of Me" will debut Dec. 27, just in time for Las Vegas' massive New Year's crowds. Spears announced 16 dates, but she will perform 50 shows each in 2014 and 2015.

Spears was airlifted to a dry lake bed in the Nevada desert for the pre-dawn announcement. About 1,300 people had been bused to the remote location in the wee hours of the morning, and were waiting for her dressed in Britney Spears T-shirts or the singer's signature schoolgirl look from her "... Baby One More Time" music video.

The Grammy-winning singer's confirmation about the residency comes after much online speculation, including some of her own Vegas-themed tweets. She said in an interview on "GMA" that the show will feature her greatest hits as well as new material.

"I'm definitely ready," she said in a taped interview, adding that she's training five hours each day.

Spears' helicopter hovered in the desert above her fans, who were holding giant cards that formed a 10-story-tall picture of her. The singer stepped off the aircraft and said she was feeling sick. After a second — and live — interview with "GMA," she headed back to the helicopter, barely smiling and offering little more than a wave.

A tweet about the experience later showed up on her Twitter profile.

"Y'all that will be the last time u EVER see me in a helicopter. Love u @GMA & that was INCREDIBLE but helicopters are not for this girl :(," it read.

Tickets for "Britney: Piece of Me" go on sale Sept. 20. Prices range from $59 to $179.

She'll be the city's first pop music resident artist, says to Kurt Melien of Planet Hollywood parent company Caesars Entertainment, and her show "will revolutionize the entertainment landscape in Las Vegas."

The show will take place in an "intimately-sized" theater with nightclub touches, including table and bottle service.

Spears, who debuted on the music scene in 1999, has released seven platinum-plus albums. She has more than a dozen Top 10 hits, including "Toxic," ''Gimme More" and "Oops!... I Did It Again."

She released a new song, "Work (Expletive)," this week. It's from her untitled eighth album, due out Dec. 3, which will include songs about her ex-fiance Jason Trawick.

"They suck," she said. "Breakups suck."

Did Britney Spears Vomit in a Helicopter? Pop Star Admits to Getting Sick Before Good Morning America Appearance

It's probably safe to say that Britney Spears' Sin City show won't involve any helicopters. Especially after today.

Upon touching down in the desert early Tuesday morning for an appearance on ABC's Good Morning America to confirm that she has indeed inked a two-year deal to perform at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, the 31-year-old pop star admitted that the trip over was a bit rough.

"Actually, I got sick in the helicopter. I was like, 'Oh my god,' but this is amazing," Spears told GMA coanchor Sam Champion while surrounded by more than 1,000 fans.

Prior to flying over for the highly anticipated appearance, though, Spears was all smiles in a photo she tweeted with the caption, "We've got liftoff @GMA!!!!"

But later she wrote, "Ya'll that will be the last time u EVER see me in a helicopter. Love u @GMA & that was INCREDIBLE but helicopters are not for this girl."

Sister Jamie Lynn Spears acknowledged her sibling's airsickness as well while also being very complimentary.

"I know the early morning helicopter ride made you quite sick, but you still looked beautiful!!" she tweeted.

As for whether getting airsick translates into, say, throwing up, isn't clear as Spears didn't get too specific.

Then again, maybe that's a good thing.

Britney Spears: 'Breakups Suck' But I'm Heading to Las Vegas

Britney Spears is heading to Las Vegas.

The pop star announced a 16-date residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on ABC's Good Morning America on Tuesday.

After landing in the middle of the Nevada desert, Spears, donning a black pantsuit and sunglasses, finally revealed details of her long-rumored Vegas residency, which is set to begin Dec. 27.

The show, titled Britney: Piece Of Me, will go on sale to the general public on Friday with tickets ranging from $66.50- $194. Her two-year contract calls for her to perform 96 shows.

The Grammy Award-winning singer said in an interview that the show will feature her greatest hits as well as new material.

"I'm definitely ready," she said, adding that she's training five hours each day.

Tickets for Britney: Piece of Me go on sale Sept. 20.

The 31-year-old Spears also released a new song, "Work B––," this week. The song is from her upcoming eighth album, which will include songs about her ex-fiance Jason Trawick.

"They suck," she said. "Breakups suck."

Britney Spears' Big Concert Announcement -- Desert, Helicopter, 567 Red Bulls

Britney Spears will spill the beans about her upcoming Vegas spectacular tomorrow, TMZ has learned -- and the announcement itself will be an extravaganza in the middle of nowhere.

We're told Britney will unveil plans for her big new Planet Hollywood show from an undisclosed location in the Mojave desert at around 4AM PT, and it will be broadcast live on "GMA."

It's going to be huge -- 1,350 participants will be bused from Vegas to the desert. And get this ... all attendees must be between 5' and 6' tall ... we don't know why.

As for Brit ... she'll be arriving via helicopter.

All told, we've learned the show announcing the show will cost roughly $100,000 -- including $27,176 to bus all the people (28 buses total), $4,200 for tents, and $5,154 for craft services ... which includes 2,100 bottles of water, coffee, 918 Gatorades, and 567 Red Bulls.

We're told Britney will be performing her new single "Work Bitch," and she'll then blast specifics about her new show that debuts in December. In case you can't wait, we have a bunch of particulars, including what she'll be raking in.

Britney Spears Earning Reported $15 Million for Las Vegas Residency vs. Céline Dion's $33 Million

Britney Spears will reportedly make bank for her upcoming residency in Las Vegas, but the pop star's payday pales in comparison to Céline Dion's Sin City earnings. The "Work Bitch" singer is expected to confirm her Planet Hollywood gig on Good Morning America Sept. 17; TMZ reports that Spears will perform 48 nights a year, earning $310,000 per show.

Spears, 31, is said to have inked a two-year deal worth nearly $30 million. (At one point, sources estimated she could command up to $144 million for three years.) Dion, meanwhile, earns a reported $33 million per year for her gig at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The Canadian songbird, 45, began her residency in 2011 and will continue to perform at the venue through 2019.

Though she's making far less money than Dion, Spears is hardly hurting for cash. In December 2012, she topped Forbes' list of Top-Earning Women in Music with an annual salary of $58 million, due in large part to her Femme Fatale tour and X Factor gig.

Not bad, ladies.

Britney Spears to Appear at iHeartRadio Music Festival

Britney Spears is ready to work.

The pop star, 31, whose single "Work B----" comes out on Monday, will appear at iHeartRadio music festival in Las Vegas on Saturday night, Clear Channel announced.

Spears, who'll be introducing an act, joins a slew of big name talent over the weekend, including Paul McCartney, Elton John, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Drake.

In celebration of the starlet's latest track, the festival is offering fans a chance to win a trip with a guest to both nights of the sold-out show.

Britney Spears Debuts "Work Bitch" A Day Early After the Song Leaks Online-Listen Now!

(Listen) This definitely wasn't the way Britney Spears planned to debut her new song "Work Bitch."

"Woke up today and saw that a low quality version of Work Bitch had leaked :( " Spears tweeted on Sunday morning.

But that didn't stop the Grammy winner from taking matters into her own hands and releasing the official version of the track a day early.

The new pop tune made its official and highly anticipated debut at 3 p.m. ET on iHeartRadio and local radio stations, with Spears drumming up excitement up until the final minute.

Brit works and the song does not disappoint.

"You wanna hot body? You want a Bugatti? You want a Maserati? You better work bitch," Spears sings to the beat.

"So…how'd we do?," the singer tweeted her fans shortly after 3 p.m. ET. "Hope you all love it as much as I do?! #WORKBxxTCHPremiere"

The pop princess also announced that the song will go on sale on iTunes at 12:01 a.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 16.

Spears released the cover art for "Work Bitch" on Thursday, Sept. 12 on Twitter, captioning the pic, "4 days people! Go call the Po-Lice! Go call the Governor! #WorkB"

Spears looks positively fierce in the promo shot, wearing a onesie with matching feathered sleeves and flaunting her curves and cleavage.

What do you think of "Work Bitch?"

Britney Spears Joins Boyfriend David Lucado at His Favorite Golf Course on Trip to His Native Virginia

(Photo) Britney Spears hit the green with David Lucado yesterday.

The pop star joined her boyfriend and his mom at one of his favorite haunts, the Ivy Hill Golf Course in Forest, during their trip to Lucado's native Virginia, a source exclusively tells E! News.

Spears' beau is an avid golfer who played for his high school team—and we've been told that he had a zero handicap back in the day.

"David and Britney were riding in a golf cart together," the source says, adding that Lucado was introducing Spears to folks as his girlfriend. "They were having fun. She looked beautiful."

The "Work Bitch" singer didn't tee off, but Lucado played three holes during the roughly 45 minutes they were there. (He had to show off his skills for his lady, right?!)

"I heard he was showing her around the golf course," added Lynchburg Live Media owner Paul Schweighart. "They were walking around and talking to people." Spears' bodyguard was also on the scene.

Also yesterday, Lucado, his mom and Spears—who, we're told, was meeting her boyfriend's family on this trip—ate together at The Neighbors Place in Lynchburg, where Lucado used to work.

Spears flew into town from Charlotte, N.C., with two bodyguards on Wednesday, traveling light with only a carry-on bag for the jaunt to Lucado's home state.

She revealed this week that "Work Bitch" will have its worldwide premiere on iHeartRadio stations Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. ET and then hit iTunes at midnight.

Britney Spears Reveals Cover Art for "Work Bitch"-Check It Out!

(Cover) It's almost here!

Britney Spears released the cover art to her upcoming single "Work Bitch" on Twitter Thursday.

The pop princess captioned the pic, "4 days people! Go call the Po-Lice! Go call the Governor! #WorkB"

First and foremost, Spears looks positively fierce in the promo shot. Spears shows off tons of curves and cleavage as she's seen wearing teal leotard with a neckline that goes all the way down to her belly button.

The onesie also has matching feathered sleeves, which gives the entire ensemble a hint Sin City glam.

It appears that she's in an elegant dressing room, and there's even a little Las Vegas sign in the background. Because we all know that her residency is happening soon!

As a matter of fact, the singer has been prepping to get into the best shape of her life for her upcoming shows.

"She's been a terror lately, working as hard as she can," Spears' trainer Tony Martinez told E! News exclusively. "She's using all sports right now to get ready for her 90-minute Las Vegas show."

Although her workouts are less than an hour (about 40 minutes), Martinez said they are grueling.

"It is intense, interval training to keep her heart rate up. In a show, she will be dancing and singing non-stop. In her training, she only has about 10 to 15 second rests between each set," Martinez explained.

"She is doing Olympic-style training. This is hardcore stuff. Britney knew she needed to step up her game. She is just drilling it but she likes, too! She loves to sweat and she still talks smack to me."

The Grammy winner tweeted that her new track "Work Bitch" will premiere worldwide Monday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. ET on iHeartRadio or your local radio station. She then revealed, in a follow-up tweet, the song will be available at 12:01 a.m. ET on Sept. 17 on ITunes.

Britney Spears Meets Her Boyfriend's Family-Get All the Details!

Things are getting serious between Britney Spears and her boyfriend David Lucado!

The pop star was in her beau's former home of Lynchburg, Va., where she met his mother, E! News has exclusively learned.

The three were spotted enjoying an early dinner at local eatery, The Neighbors Place on Thursday.

"They were very relaxed and having a good time," the source explained. "She was dressed casually, she wore jeans and a T-shirt."

And while it's rare for such a famous face to be seen in the small town, "No one tried to get photographs or autographs, everyone wanted them to have a normal night out at Neighbors," the source added.

Meeting the mother is tough enough without having to deal with being recognized!

All three ate salads and left after about an hour.

David and Brit Brit—who have been dating since earlier this year—didn't offer up any PDA, but he did show off his Southern charm by opening up the car doors for both ladies after leaving the restaurant.

The singer is currently in town to accompany her man to a family wedding.

The blond beauty took a few days off from her grueling schedule, but she's going to get right back to work afterward.

Britney Spears Announces New Song "Work Bitch" Will Debut on Sept. 16

Start the countdown, Britney Spears is back.

The Grammy winner tweeted that her new track "Work Bitch" will premiere worldwide Monday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. ET on iHeartRadio or your local radio station. She then revealed, in a follow-up tweet, the song will be available at 12:01 a.m. ET on Sept. 17 on ITunes.

"Are u ready?!" the pop star asked her 31 million Twitter followers.

Oh, we are ready, Britney.

Spears added the hashtag #YouBettaWorkB to her final announcement tweet. And there is no doubt she will work.

Brit-Brit gave fans a taste of what the upcoming music video for "Work Bitch" will look like, posting a photo of herself rocking a itty-bitty teal bikini with tousled blond tresses over the weekend.

"Gonna get my tan on in the desert in between shots on the #WorkBitch set today. It's HOT out here people!!!! #desert #heatwave," the 31-year-old singer also tweeted.

Her trainer Tony Martinez told E! News exclusively, "She's been a terror lately, working as hard as she can."

"Work Bitch" is not the only new music coming from Britney.

Miley Cyrus announced on Tuesday, Sept. 10, that she recorded a duet with Spears, titled "SMS (Bangerz)" on her upcoming Bangerz album.

"Now It's Britney AND Miley bitch! #TheyreNotReady for this @MileyCyrus... ;) #SMSbangerz", Spears tweeted following the reveal of Miley's track list.

Are you excited to hear "Work Bitch" and "SMS (Bangerz)"?

Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears Team Up on Upcoming Single

We can't wait to see the video for this one: Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears are featured together on a track on Cyrus's upcoming album, Bangerz.

On Tuesday, Cyrus Tweeted a list of the thirteen songs that will appear on her record. Number three on the list? "SMS (Bangerz) feat. Britney Spears."

As if her wild twerking, her mature wardrobe (or lack thereof) and eyebrow-raising videos aren't enough to signal that the 20-year-old former Disney star is all grown up, her fourth studio album boasts other more mature collaborators, including Spears, Nelly and Big Sean.

The announcement of the album's tracklist comes a day after she released the racy video for her second single, "Wrecking Ball."

While the song's lyrics – "All I wanted was to break your walls/All you ever did was wreck me," she sings – allude to a toxic relationship, a source close to Cyrus tells PEOPLE that it is not about the singer's fiancé, Liam Hemsworth.

Bangerz is set to be released on Oct. 4.

Britney Spears Looks Sexy as Ever in Tiny Bikini for "Work Bitch" Video Shoot

(Photo) It's Britney, bitch.

There's no need to feel bad for staring when it comes to admiring the beauty that is Britney Spears in a itty-bitty teal bikini with tousled blond tresses on set for her upcoming music video for the track "Work Bitch."

Flaunting her toned and tanned physique, Brit-Brit posted a photo from day 2 of the shoot, where she's posing in her sexy two-piece with a pair of glittery pumps. "#WorkBitchDay2," she simply captioned the picture on Twitter.

"Gonna get my tan on in the desert in between shots on the #WorkBitch set today. It's HOT out here people!!!! #desert #heatwave," the 31-year-old singer also tweeted.

The day before, she posted a photo of herself on the camera's screen rocking a black lace and gold bra. "Hot day on set… ;) A little dirty, little flirty, danced my ASS off. Stoked for tomorrow!" she said.

Can't wait to see the finished product!

Britney Spears Posts Countdown Timer: New Music May Be Out Next Month!

Britney Spears has started the countdown to...well, something.

The 31-year-old singer has posted a countdown timer on her official website counting down to Sept. 17, 9:30 a.m. ET to be specific. Along with the timer, it reads, "All Eyes on Me."

We can only assume Spears is hinting at one of two things: she will releasing new music next month (squeal!) or she'll be announcing her long-buzzed about Las Vegas residency (yippee!). Either way, fans will have to wait four weeks for the reveal.

Just recently, producer Naughty Boy, who's been working with Spears on new music, recently spilled that a Spears single should be out soon.

He dished to Digital Spy, "It's not out for another couple of weeks, but we've just started working on tracks for her until the studio session...Britney is one of the only few who can really change the pop scene with what she does. Those are the things that excite me; what can you do with popular culture?

Earlier this month, Spears was spotted arriving at's studio in L.A. to record some new tunes. "It's coming sooner than you think ;)," she tweeted around the time. "But this album is for my diehard fans so it needs to be perfect!!!!"

Are you excited for Spears' announcement?

Britney Spears' Fortune on the Rise: See How Many Millions She's Making-and Spending!

Being Britney Spears is a multimillion-dollar business—and overseeing the money that flows through the pop star's empire can also be a full-time job, one that dad Jamie Spears has been devoted to since being named co-conservator of her estate in 2008.

And once again, it's time for the accounting of his daughter's fortune!

For starters, court documents obtained Tuesday by E! News show that Britney's conservatorship significantly padded its assets over the past two years, ending 2012 with $36.4 million in property and cash, an $8.8 million uptick from how the books read in 2010.

Her 2012 net income from "trade or business" (not including $68 million in concert tickets sold or the reported $15 million she made from looking concered or telling people they were "amazing" on The X Factor) amounted to almost $13.9 million.

But if not problems necessarily, then mo' money comes with mo' expenses.

So, what does Britney have and where? And much does she have to spend to keep her family settled in the lifestyle to which they are accustomed?

In the assets department, as of Dec. 31, 2012, the divorced mother of two had $5.78 million in cash distributed among multiple bank accounts; $17.7 million in stocks, mutual funds and other investments; $1.55 million worth of furniture and equipment; and $264,988 million in jewelry, furs and antiques.

The list of returns, dividends and interest payments from her various non-cash holdings goes on and on—so we can also figure that Britney's business managers think fast and carry big calculators.

Interestingly, we can also see the gifts of Britney's past labors that keep on giving: She banked $2,243.64 in residuals from repeats of the two episodes of How I Met Your Mother that she appeared on in 2008 (remember crazy Abby?!), as well as $437.50 from Bridesmaid's use of her tune "I've Just Begun."

The possibly Vegas-bound entertainer also sold off some unspecified real estate for $4.3 million and replaced the fleet, banking $135,800 from sales of a 2002 Ford Think Golf Cart, a 2008 Mercedes, a 2010 BMW 335i and a 2004 Ferrari ($78,000 from that alone).

And then, there are the $6.78 million in expenditures, which sounds like a lot, but so much of it went to entities we're totally familiar with, such as the cable company and Target.

Of course, Britney also had five residences to maintain, including homes she owns in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Louisiana; a rental property in Hidden Hills, Calif., and the Summit Circle house in Beverly Hills that she's been trying to sell for years. All told, the conservatorship spent more than $1.3 million in residential expenses.

Speaking of the conservatorship, it costs to maintain that, too. Britney's estate spent almost $1.1 million on legal and fiduciary expenses, including the $133,333.33 that Jamie Spears made for being Britney's personal conservator and co-conservator of the estate with attorney Andrew Wallet, who was paid $113,326.44.

Britney's living expenses amounted to $252,359.52, with the largest amount—$76,159.18—going to "family support."

The singer's wardrobe and personal grooming budget totaled $33,959.19 and she shelled out $79,155.13 to personnel and assistants, as well as $36,000 for security services.

An American Express also got a nearly $47,000 workout at Spears-family-favorite haunts such as Vons and Gelson's supermarkets, Target, Barnes & Noble, Walmart and Pottery Barn for household expenses.

Her various vehicles, including the ones she sold and a 2011 Cadillac Escalade and a 2012 Jaguar still in her possession, required $110,964.32 to lease, wash and otherwise maintain.

Britney Spears -- I Spent $7 Mil Last Year, But I'm Still A Bargain Shopper

Britney Spears made a fortune last year -- way more than $10 million -- but she's still a hardcore bargain shopper ... this according to new legal docs obtained by TMZ.

According to documents, Britney's conservatorship raked in nearly $14 mil in 2012. But here's the thing ... she spent $6.8 mil, which sounds like a lot, but a closer look makes Brit look like a bargain hunter.

-- $63.74 at a 99 Cents Plus
-- $11.92 at Pay 99 Cents Or Less
-- A tab from Subway, Wetzel's Pretzels, Domino's, IHOP, 7-11, El Pollo Loco, McDonalds, In-N-Out, Coffee Bean, Starbucks, and Romano's Macaroni Grill.
-- $33,959 on grooming and wardrobe -- bargain basement for a big star.

But there are extravagances as well ... like a $500 manicure. And get this -- $3,400 on XMAS lights.

Our favorite -- Britney paid $1,500 to her Kentwood, Louisiana yard boy -- aka, Jamie Lynn's baby daddy Casey Aldridge.

As For Britney's total worth ... it's a lot. The conservatorship alone now has $36.4 million. And that doesn't include a huge chunk of her net worth ... including the $68 mil she made on her last concert tour and the $15 mil she snagged from "X Factor."

So who's crazy now?

Britney Spears to Open a Vegas Pizza Shop: Buzz

Is Britney Spears about to make more dough in Las Vegas?

The pop superstar, who is in negotiations with Planet Hollywood about a Vegas show, may also be partnering up with Meatball Spot, an Italian restaurant that serves sandwiches, salads, pizzas, and as the name suggests, six different kinds of meatballs.

The moderately-priced eatery is set to open a new location south of the Las Vegas Strip on a property next to Planet Hollywood's auditorium. The theater, also known as PH Live, is where Spears would be performing.

"Meatball Spot is in negotiations with a major entertainer about a potential partnership," the restaurant confirmed to PEOPLE in a statement, without mentioning Spears by name.

During a trip to Vegas in March, Spears checked out PH Live and later visited the existing Meatball Spot location in southeast Las Vegas. She has a long standing relationship with the owner of the restaurant.

Though Spears's Vegas residency show is said to be beginning as early as this fall, an agreement between Spears and the casino has yet to be formally announced.

Miley Cyrus Tweets Awesome Britney Spears and Snoop Dogg Throwback Pic!

(Photo, Photo2) Miley Cyrus totally wins "Throwback Wednesday," y'all! (When you're the Queen of Twerk, it goes without saying that you're allowed to #tbt a day early.)

The pop star tweeted a vintage shot of Britney Spears and Snoop Dogg looking very early-2000s-cool on a basketball court. The now oh-so-dated-seeming shot is from the set of Brit's music video for her 2004 hit "Outrageous."

Britney, now 31, was 22 years old, and Snoop, now 41, was 32 at this perfect genre-crossing moment in pop culture history. Things have, understandably, changed quite a bit in the past nine years. Brit no longer wears sideways trucker hats and mesh jerseys with pushup bras, and Snoop no longer appears to be a fan of the denim jorts/Capris look. The rapper even technically changed his name to Snoop Lion since the time this pic was taken. (But since his handle is still Snoop Dogg on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, we're not calling him king of the jungle over canine just yet.)

It's refreshing to see that Miley, who was 11 back in 2004, is paying homage to the greatness that came before her. It's not the first time she's honored her predecessors, either: Back in May, she tweeted a glorious throwback shot of Brit and then-boyfriend Justin Timberlake circa 2001 in all-denim, matching outfits with the words "Never Forget."

Fast forward to 2013, and Miley and Britney are BFFs! The Hannah Montana alum's upcoming album Bangerz might even feature a collaboration with Ms. Spears. A song purportedly featuring the pop princess pair leaked Wednesday (and has since been deleted).

For now though, Miley girl is hard at work in the studio. Pharrell posted a cute Instagram shot with "my little sis" on Wednesday, showing off the "We Can't Stop" singer's seemingly vintage Chanel jacket.

Swag is timeless.

Britney Spears Arrives at's Studio to Record New Music-Take a Look!

(Photo) Looks like "Ooh La La" won't be the only new song from Britney Spears this year!

The pop superstar continued to lay down tracks for her upcoming album at's recording studio in Los Angeles this week.

Wearing a bright yellow top with black leggings and heels, Spears looked more than ready for an afternoon of music with the Black Eyed Peas member and possible American Idol judge.

The "Toxic" and "Circus" singer hasn't been shy about updating fans on her upcoming album, slated for release as early as this fall.

Earlier this month, Spears told her 30 million plus Twitter followers, also known as #BritneyArmy, that new music is on the horizon.

"It's coming sooner than you think ;)," she tweeted. "But this album is for my diehard fans so it needs to be perfect!!!!"

Spears' latest project will be her eighth studio album., who collaborated with Spears for the monster hit "Scream and Shout," is serving as the executive producer.

We can't wait for Brit Brit to wow us one more time!

Inside Britney Spears' "Pretty Serious" Relationship With David Lucado: "It's a Southern Thing"

Britney Spears isn't one for romantic drama these days.

The pop star mother of two and boyfriend David Lucado are chugging right along as a couple, just as the frequent sightings of them companionably running errands and going on various outings together would imply.

They're technically "just dating" at this time, but they have a "very down-to-earth," "real" relationship, a source exclusively tells E! News.

"David doesn't date anyone else, he is exclusive," the insider says. "I think it is pretty serious and they're happy."

But they also certainly don't seem to be in any rush to enter joined-at-the-hip territory.

"They live separately and have separate lives, but they spend time and travel a lot together...Lucado has his own full-time business and is doing very well," the source adds.

Lucado, a Virginia native who more often than not wears his pride for the Virginia Tech Hokies on his sleeve (or head), has been seeing Spears since at least February. They were photographed for the first time together out on Valentine's Day, about a month after the singer broke off her engagement to Jason Trawick.

Since moving to California, Lucado has worked as a bartender and held down jobs in the insurance industry and at a law firm.

"He is very down to earth and there is never a dull moment with him," a high school pal of Lucado's told E! News in March. "He is full of life and liked to laugh, and is a fun person to be around. He is very charismatic. There was no doubt he was going to do well in life."

And all of Lucado's friends agreed that if anyone not from Britney's world could handle dating Britney, it was David.

"When they are apart, Britney calls and texts him and checks up on him just like every normal relationship," our source says. "They are a regular couple. I think they will be together for a while."

Lucado has also spent time with Spears' family, including her sons, Sean and Jaden.

Asked why things seem to be working out so well for Spears and Lucado, the source chalks it up to "a Southern thing."

"They have the same background, religions and Southern ways," the insider says.

Britney Spears & David Lucado Spotted at Church Services Together

(Photos) Everyone has a different definition of "Sunday Best."

Britney Spears and boyfriend David Lucado were photographed attending religious services on Sunday in Thousand Oaks, Calif., in some interesting outfits.

Wearing thigh-high boots and a tight gray-and-black dress, Spears, 31, sported messy hair as she held hands with Lucado, who wore a vest, tie and jeans.

In March, Spears was photographed attending Easter services in Amite, La., with her mother and son.

Most recently, Spears and Lucado attended the premiere of The Smurfs 2 in Westwood, Calif., with the singer's sons – who star alongside their mother in the music video for "Ooh La La."

Britney Spears -- 2-Day Bikini Party at SoCal Waterpark

(Photos) Britney Spears LOOOOVES herself some waterslides and lazy rivers ... 'cause the pop star threw on a couple of bikinis this week and hit up a Southern California waterpark -- 2 days in a row!

TMZ obtained pics of Brit -- along with her kids -- at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Valencia, CA on Wednesday where Ms. Spears showed off her hardbody physique in a bright pink bikini.

Brit was also spotted at the park on Tuesday ... 'cause as everyone knows, ya can't hit up all the rides in just one day!

After the family play date, Brit tweeted about it -- "So much fun spending the day at the water park! My boys had a blast :)"

Britney Spears & Sons Walk the Red Carpet at The Smurfs 2 Premiere

(Photo) Britney Spears walked the red carpet with her "Ooh La La" music video costars – her sons Jayden James and Sean Preston – at the premiere of The Smurfs 2 at the Regent Village Theater in Westwood, Calif., on Sunday.

Dressed in a curve-hugging Herve Leger dress, Spears smiled as she posed on the red carpet with her boys at her side.

Once inside, the trio was joined by Spears's beau David Lucado, who wore a vest and fedora. The singer smiled and greeted fans as her sons stocked up on popcorn and drinks.

Spears appeared thrilled to speak with fans and sign autographs from her seat before the movie started. Meanwhile, Jayden and Preston sat patiently with smiles on their faces.

After the film ended, Spears held hands briefly with Lucado before exiting the theater but held on tight to Preston as they walked to their waiting car.

Britney Spears & Katy Perry's Secret Collaboration Revealed!

Who knew Britney Spears and Katy Perry have made music together?

It turns out Perry actually sings on Spears' Smurfs 2 song "Ooh La La!," the "Firework" singer exclusively reveals to E! News.

The catchy pop tune, written by frequent Perry collaborator Bonnie McKee, is played over the end credits of the Smurfs 2 movie.

"Me and Bonnie secretly did some background vocals on that song," Perry told me at today's LA premiere of the flick. "So maybe listen for our voices."

Fingers crossed Perry and Brit will do a real duet together soon.

"I can't wait to meet her," Perry said.

Spears was at the premiere rocking a blue dress, with her sons Jaden and Sean in tow.

Britney Spears -- My New Las Vegas Show Is Real Hip!

Britney Spears will announce in several weeks her Vegas deal we told you about 2 months ago ... and as it was put to us, "It's not your father's Shania Twain concert."

Sources connected with the deal tell us ... Britney will bring a "cool, hip club-like show" to Planet Hollywood. We're told it will NOT feel like a run-of-the-mill concert -- the vibe is very different. And the show will change on a fairly regular basis.

We're told the deal also includes appearances Britney will make at various pool parties, as well as the Planet Hollywood nightclub.

BTW ... there are reports Britney talked to the judge in her conservatorship case about her upcoming Vegas shows. Not true. Our sources -- and they are extremely reliable -- say not a word was mentioned. The judge has long been down with the show.

Britney Spears's Sons Make Their Music Video Debut in 'Ooh La La'

Britney Spears has one more reason to be proud of her sons.

Sean Preston, 7, and Jayden, 6, made their music video debut on Vevo Thursday with Spears, 31, in "Ooh La La," her single from The Smurfs 2 soundtrack.

In the video, Spears is at the movies with her sons when the pop star suddenly disappears in a blue flash of light and then appears on big screen. The boys are excited, smiling and pointing at the screen. "Cool," they say in unison. Then, "Hi, Mom!"

Spears debuted her single on Ryan Seacrest's radio show on June 17, telling the host that her boys "were really, really good on set," adding, "They were, like, acting, and my oldest son, Preston, was right on cue every time they would tell him to do something. Later on, I got to see what they actually did on camera and it was adorable."

She also said her kids are "obsessed" with the classic cartoon characters, telling Seacrest, "We've seen the Smurfs movie a million trillion times."

On Monday evening, the pop star posted a photo with her two boys at a movie theater on her Instagram account to tease the music video.

"Omg. How CUTE are my boys?!" she wrote in the caption.

The wait is over. And the boys are as cute as can be. Check out the video for "Ooh LaLa" here: Video.

Britney Spears Remembers Michael Jackson, Feels "Honored to Have Shared the Stage With Him"

Britney Spears has taken a moment to remember Michael Jackson.

The pop star took to Twitter today to send her love to the Jackson family and reflect on the life of the late pop legend on the four-year anniversary of his death.

"My thoughts are with the Jackson family today. Honored to have shared a stage with him. Miss u Michael!" the 31-year-old performer wrote.


The tweet was accompanied by a pic of the pair performing "The Way You Make Me Feel" for Jackson's 30th Anniversary Celebration, which aired on CBS in 2001.

After the singer's passing, Spears also paid tribute to her musical muse, "He has been an inspiration throughout my entire life and I'm devastated he's gone!"

Watch the video of the duo sharing the stage as you reminisce over Jackson's extraordinary career.

Do you have a favorite Michael moment?

Britney Spears Wants Twerking Lessons From Miley Cyrus!

Britney Spears is a fan of Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" music video—and all the twerking in it!

On Tuesday, the pop princess tweeted a link to Miley's new vid, writing, "Loving your new video for #WeCantStop @MileyCyrus! Maybe you can teach me how to twerk sometime LOL ;) xo"

But Brit's fandom for Miley isn't one-sided. The Hannah Montana alum retweeted her fellow Disney alum and offered, "we could twerk it out in exchange for u teaching me da moves 2 "slave for you" (I've been practicing for the past 10 years)"

Y'all, that seems like a pretty fair trade! "I'm a Slave 4 U" was a huge hit for Brit back in 2001 (aka when Miley girl was around 8 years old), but those moves are timeless. Miley also referenced Britney in her 2009 hit "Party in the USA." (You remember, she loses all her inhibitions when "the Britney song was on.")

And Britney's been obsessed with Miley's track even before she knew there would be twerking involved. Earlier this month, she tweeted out her love for "We Can't Stop," calling it "so hot!"

OK, ladies, let's get the ball rolling: What's it going to take for these Southern superstars to team up and make some music?!

Britney Spears Reveals Sons' 'Adorable' Cameo in Her New Music Video

It seems the apples don't fall far from the tree!

Britney Spears debuted her new single, "Ooh La La," on Ryan Seacrest's radio show Monday morning and revealed that her two sons, Sean Preston, 7, and Jayden, 6, were pros when they made a cameo in the music video for the song from the The Smurfs 2 soundtrack.

"They were actually really, really good on set," she told Seacrest. "They were, like, acting, and my oldest son, Preston, was right on cue every time they would tell him to do something … Later on I got to see what they actually did on camera and it was adorable."

It's clear Spears – who made her showbiz debut on Star Search at the age of 10 – is really proud of her boys, who live with her ex-husband, Kevin Federline.

The 31-year-old agreed to do the song because her sons are "obsessed" with the little blue cartoon characters. "We've seen The Smurfs movie a million trillion times," she said.

Spears also revealed that she's currently working on her eighth studio album with and Madonna's producer William Orbit, and said the music "will have more of a cool approach to it."

Her sister Jamie-Lynn is also rumored to be collaborating with her big sis on the album, which the Grammy-winner says is due out "by the end of the year."

Can't wait to see the "Ooh La La" video? Listening to the single will have to do for now: Video.

Britney Spears Reveals Sexy Favorite on Instagram-See the Pic!

(Photo) Well look at you, Miss Britney Spears!

As we wait for the official announcement of the "Circus" and "Scream & Shout" singer's residency gig in Las Vegas, we are reminded of the singer's amazing tour outfits.

In a Throwback Thursday post, the 31-year-old revealed a personal favorite look from a recent performance.

The pink two-piece shows off the singer's incredible figure that's in top form during an extended tour.

"#TBT this was one of my fav tour outfits," Spears wrote on Instagram. "What are some of yours?"

If this is any indication of what we can expect in Vegas, we are in for one fun and sexy show!

Britney Spears: Miley Cyrus' Song "We Can't Stop" Is "So Hot!"

Britney Spears is loving the new Miley Cyrus song, y'all!

On Wednesday, the "Scream and Shout" singer tweeted her support for "We Can't Stop," writing, "#wecantstop blasting @mileycyrus new song! So hot!"

Miley also seems to be a fan of her fellow erstwhile Disney star. In her 2009 hit "Party in the USA," her lyrics said her "tummy's turnin'" and she's "feelin' kinda homesick," right up until "the Britney song was on!" And, then you know, she put her hands up, they're playin' her song, the whole shebang.

Plus, Miley, who signed with Britney's manager this past March, had a little fun recently with some vintage pics. She tweeted a hilarious, 2001 image of Brit and then-boyfriend Justin Timberlake in head-to-toe denim (J.T.'s even wearing a blue jean cowboy hat!), and a reminder that, "this happened."

That it did, and so did the Britney love for "We Can't Stop!" Just sayin', these two ladies should get together for a duet!

Bikini Shot of the Day: Britney Spears Is Poolside Perfection

(Photo) Talk about making a splash!

Britney Spears simply stunned in a sexy two-piece as she made her way into the water earlier this week.

The singer was enjoying a little R&R at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., with boyfriend David Lucado.

The couple has been dating since February and a source recently told E! News that Lucado is "pretty serious about it."

Well, do you blame him?

Britney Spears Thank Militarys Members

Britney Spears: Happy Memorial Day everyone! I'm so grateful to the brave men and women who serve this country. God Bless America! Xo

Britney Spears in Las Vegas: Cee Lo and Celine Dion Weigh In on Pop Princess' Upcoming Residency

Cee Lo Green may have just finished a residency at the Colosseum in Las Vegas, but he's still not about to offer any words of wisdom to Britney Spears about her upcoming Sin City gig at Planet Hollywood.

"She's a seasoned veteran, you know what I mean," the returning judge on X Factor said at the Billboard Music Awards. "I don't know if she needs any of my advice. I need some of hers."

Green, however, was happy to recall his run in the entertainment and gambling mecca.

"You get up, you work out, you go downstairs to do your job, go upstairs, go to a club, grab some girls, have some sex, go to sleep," he said with a laugh.

Oh, really?

"Sex is healthy—protected sex that is," Cee Lo said. "Use Magnums, kids!"

Meanwhile, Las Vegas show veteran Celine Dion also talked Britney.

"She knows exactly what she needs to do," said Dion, who is currently recording a new English language album. "She is a hard worker. She's very talented and you know what, there's a place for everybody. You just have to make sure you take your seat. You have to make sure you get ready, you prepare yourself, you focus and everybody can do it. She can do it.

"I'm a mom," she added. "I do my show and I enjoy the moment and I run to my kids. That's my success."

Sounds like the perfect plan for Britney.

Now we want to hear from you. Excited to see Britney perform in Las Vegas?

Britney Spears Shows Off Her Yoga Form in Shape Magazine

(Photo) We've got to hand it to Britney Spears—she is looking better than ever these days!

The sexy singer and mother of two has a solid new beau, a potential Vegas show in the works and a sleek, toned body to boot.

She recently flaunted her figure in a white-hot bikini on the cover of Shape magazine, leaving us, well, nearly speechless.

Inside the issue, Britney shared her killer fitness regimen, which currently includes a relaxing yet powerful practice: yoga.

The blond beauty even demonstrated a few popular poses during her photo shoot, including Warrior Two, which opens up the body and improves mental clarity and balance.


One glance at Brit's sleek arms, firms abs and defined legs and it's safe to say that yoga does a body good!

What's your favorite workout?

Britney Spears Wishes Janet Jackson "Happy Birthday"

Happy birthday, Janet Jackson!

Ms. Jackson has a super fan in one of the music industry's most famous faces: Britney Spears.

The pop princess tweeted to the "Escapade" singer in honor of her special day.

Spears wrote, "Happy happy birthday to @JanetJackson!! I've been part of the #RhythmNation for as long as I can remember!!"

We imagine the message was well-received by the singing icon, who we bet was flattered by the news of Spears' ongoing support.

Now if only these two could collaborate on new music together!

Britney Spears Wants a Daughter Someday, Says Her Sons Could Be Future Entertainers

Because the world doesn't have enough Spears!

Britney Spears said this week in an interview that she hopes to have a daughter to join her two sons, Sean and Jayden.

"Aww, I want a girl," Spears said during an interview with Extra's Mario Lopez in which the two former child stars bonded over their offspring.

Spears, who is scheduled to start a regular gig later this year at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood, has been playing mom for the past seven years, while releasing three albums and working on a fourth. She spent 2012 judging The X Factor but left after only one season.

Her busy schedule isn't the only reason why Brit may have to put off having another baby. Thereare no current father prospects in her life. Spears broke off her yearlong engagement to longtime boyfriend agent Jason Trawick in January. She is not reported to be dating anyone.

Meanwhile, Spears' sons, Sean, 7, and Jayden, 6, have lived most of their lives in the spotlight — or at least the popping flashbulbs of paparazzi that follow their mama around — and may be getting used it. In the June issue of Shape magazine, Spears says, "They do like attention, so I think they would probably be good in the limelight. We're taking baby steps right now as far as agencies and stuff like that go. They're little comedians."

Would Brit be a good mom to a girl? What would be a good name for a little Britney? Would you want to see her sons entertain?

Britney Spears Flaunts Gold Ring on Her Finger

(Photo) Are Britney Spears and boyfriend David Lucado on the fast track to marriage?!

The 31-year-old pop star stepped out in Thousand Oaks, Calif. over the weekend sporting a simple gold ring on her engagement finger (where the ring from ex Jason Trawick once sat!).

But try not to jump to any conclusions: We've noticed the "Scream & Shout" songstress sporting the same small band on that finger before.

Spears, who was dressed in a pink tank, nautical scarf and sunglasses, had the ring on while hitting up a local dance studio for a workout.

Spears and Lucado have been together since Valentine's Day and though things seem to be going well, there are no engagement reports as of now.

Her rep has not yet returned a request for comment.

Britney Spears Is White Hot in Strappy Bikini on Cover of Shape Magazine

(Cover) This megastar's bod is toxic!

Featured on the cover of Shape magazine's June issue, Britney Spears looks out-of-this-world sensational.

In a strappy white swimsuit that highlights her curves (and belly button ring), the mother of two (!) bares an extremely toned bikini body.

The singer's physique looks so fit that it's reminding us of Britney's "Slave 4 U" days. Can you say killer abs, anyone?

We'd have to agree with the mag's cover banner: "Britney at Her Best! 31, Firm and Fabulous."

She's definitely looking all kinds of firm and fabulous.

Britney Spears Calls Upcoming Las Vegas Residency a "Massive Party"

Britney Spears is hitting the stage this fall in Las Vegas in an elaborate residency production, she tells Shape magazine.

"The [Vegas] performances won't be simple—they'll be a massive party from start to finish," Spears says in the May 20 issue. "And to pull this off, I have to be in top condition and running at full speed."

The former X Factor judge will be performing at the Planet Hollywood casino and resort on Las Vegas Blvd. every other weekend, beginning this fall, for a two-year run.

"I'm doing 90 minutes of yoga twice a week in addition to a lot of cardio—hour-long sessions three times a week with my trainer, Tony Martinez," Spears told the magazine.

Will you see Britney Spears in Vegas?

Britney Spears in wildfire scare

Britney Spears is holed up in a top Los Angeles hotel after she was forced to evacuate her southern California home due to raging wildfires.

The pop superstar's mansion in Calabasas was at risk from the brush-fuelled flames which have been spreading throughout the area and authorities put residents in her neighbourhood on standby to leave their properties last week as they tried to contain the blaze.

She was still spotted in Calabasas on Friday, but it appears she's since decided to pack up and move with her two young sons.

A source tells the New York Post's Page Six column, "Britney and her children had to leave her house last week because of the fire scare. They are all safe and staying at the Four Seasons."

The Toxic hitmaker isn't the only celebrity whose home was endangered by the blaze - Ellen DeGeneres and her actress wife Portia De Rossi's farm in nearby Ventura County came close to being burned to the ground over the weekend, but firefighters managed to save the property from any damage. The couple expressed its gratitude by giving 16 firefighters a place to stay for the night.

Britney Spears Indulges in Decadent Four-Course Meal in Hollywood

Britney Spears visited Hollywood hotspot Supperclub for dinner on Friday.

"She was in a great mood," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.

Joined by an unidentified gentleman, Spears enjoyed a performance by Syn Circus while indulging in a four-course meal prepared by Chef Guus Wickenhagen.

The spread included pan-seared mahi mahi with a mango, green papaya and cucumber salad in Thai dressing; seared organic chicken breast over arugula and pear with agnolotti and sage sauce; and oven-roasted beef tenderloin over potato gratin with Gruyere, green asparagus and red wine sauce.

For dessert, Spears satisfied her sweet tooth with tiramisu.

After her meal, Spears left the venue "early enough to tuck her kids into bed."

Britney Spears Hits the Gym After Attending Hollywood Hot Spot

(Photo) Looking fit, Britney Spears.

Rocking a pair of short plaid shorts and a brown fitted tank top, the star was spotted hitting up the gym earlier today, which only means that Brit keeping up with her fitness kick to get her body ready for bikini season.

"She's looking so great, because she has been on a total fitness and workout kick recently," a source previously told E! News. "She's all about it."

But that doesn't mean the celeb can't have a little fun here and there.

E! News confirms that on Friday night, Spears had dinner and enjoyed the Syn Circus show at popular Hollywood hot spot, Supperclub.

"Britney Spears was in this past Friday for dinner and was adamant on not allowing any alcohol around her," the club's owner tells us. "She enjoyed the show the Syn Circus puts on while executive Chef Guus Wickenhagen exemplifies his culinary skills, but left the club early enough to tuck her kids in for bed."

But it didn't stop there. A rep for the venue also shared with us that Britney was there this afternoon, which the rep said generally means there may be an event being planned, but couldn't provide any more details.

Britney Spears Has Girl Crush on Kelly Ripa: She's "So Inspiring to Women"

Pretty much every woman ever has had a girl crush on Britney Spears.

But who's the woman the pop princess herself adores? Kelly Ripa!

On Thursday, the 31-year-old singer tweeted out her admiration for the 42-year-old talk-show host. "Love watching @livekellyandmichael" Brit wrote. " @kellyripa is so inspiring to women! I have such a #girlcrush :)"

Join the club, sistafriend. As for Kelly's lady of choice? Megan Fox! "I adore her," the mom of three told Radar Online in 2011. "I've known her since she was a teenager, so I'm so happy for her and all of her success. She really is super smart, really creative, a great, great actress and she's a brilliant comic actress."

Yes, yes, Megan's a fox. But come on, Kel, isn't Britney girl crush No. 2?

Britney Spears Cheers for the Dodgers, Autographs Baseball for One Lucky Fan

(Photo) The pretty princess of pop proves she can play ball!

Britney Spears rooted for the Los Angeles Dodgers when she took her two sons, Sean and Jayden, out to one of their home games on Wednesday. The 31-year-old singer even tweeted a photo of herself and her two boys posing in the Dodgers dugout.

And like many die-hard fans, Britney couldn't leave without snapping a fan photo with the team's key players, Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier.

And Brit was an extra good sport: Before leaving the ballpark, the X Factor judge signed a baseball that—apparently—will be given to one very lucky fan.

Sports writer Anthony Witrado shared a pic of the memorabilia on Twitter, and wrote "Britney Spears autographed ball being given away by @dodgers. Yeah, Britney Spears." do we get our (baseball) mitts on that?

Britney Spears to Release New Song for Smurfs Sequel

Britney Spears has just revealed that she's recorded a new song titled "Ooh La La" for The Smurfs 2 soundtrack.

The 31-year-old singer broke the news to her fans on Twitter this morning.

She tweeted: "Remember that surprise song I recorded for my boys? It's coming soon! #OohLaLa for #TheSmurfs2 :) Stay tuned for more..."

The upcoming single was written and produced by Dr. Luke, who has worked with Spears on numerous hits like "Hold it Against Me" and "Circus."

"I have always loved the Smurfs as a kid and now my boys are the biggest Smurf fans EVER," Spears said in statement. "I wanted to surprise them with a song in the movie. I know they'll think it's Smurftastic!"

Three cheers for Spears, who's about to score major brownie points with her two adorable sons: Jayden James and Sean Preston.

The Smurfs 2 is set to hit the big screen on July 31

Ryan Gosling Played Spin the Bottle With Britney Spears During Their Mickey Mouse Club Days

And just like that, we've become even more jealous of Britney Spears.

It's no secret the singer and Ryan Gosling were both Mickey Mouse Club members before they grew up and shot to superstardom, and the hunky Place Behind the Pines star recently opened up about their experience as kids working together in the biz.

"Britney was a sweetheart," the sexy star told The Sunday Times magazine. "She lived right above me, the girl next door. The little girl I used to play basketball and spin the bottle with."

Wait. Please tell us there's video of this.

Jokes aside, Gos also commented on the talent that came out of the Disney show, which also featured successful stars such as Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake and Keri Russell:

"It is remarkable, but it isn't, in a way," he explains. "Now you have the X Factor and all that stuff, but back then it wasn't around. You give these kids an unparalleled work ethic, which is why you see the difference between 'N Sync and those other bands, and between Britney and Christina and the other girls."

But despite his admiration for fellow MMC members, the Drive star says he doesn't keep in touch with his former costars. "Not really. I mean, sometimes you are at the same event, but it's a lot like I imagine what it's like to run into someone from elementary school."

Maybe an elite elementary school with an A-list class.

Britney Spears' Boyfriend David Lucado Living With Pop Star, Says Source

Britney Spears and David Lucado are getting serious, y'all!

A source close to the pop star tells E! News Brit's nice, normal-guy BF is living with her.

The 27-year-old Southern gent spends "all his time at Britney's," according to the source, and has barely been seen at his L.A. home at all in the last couple of weeks.

Although sources close to David and Brit tried to claim the duo were "just friends" when they were first spotted together in February, it's pretty clear from the basically-moving-in-together bit that they're much more serious than that.

And as long as David's the down-to-earth, good-hearted guy he seems to be, let's hope he and Ms. Spears continue to make things work!

Britney Spears Celebrates Easter with Her Sons and Mom

(Photo) The family that prays together, stays together.

Britney Spears, her two sons and mother, Lynne, attended Easter services in Amite, La., on Sunday.

Wearing a long patterned dress, Britney was photographed exiting the church. Jayden James, 6, donned his Sunday best too – a white button-down shirt with black slacks, while doting grandmother Lynne held his hand.

Before heading down to Louisiana to spend the holiday with her family, Britney, 31, was photographed sunning herself in a bikini in Malibu, Calif., days earlier.

Absent from the Easter celebrations was Britney's new boyfriend, David Luchado – with whom the singer recently spent time in Las Vegas.

Britney Spears Soaks Up the Sun in Barely There Bikini

(Photo) New love does a body good!

Britney Spears showed off her toned beach body in a barely there bikini in Malibu on Monday.

In a nautical inspired blue and white striped bandeau bikini top and tie-side bottoms, Spears's belly button ring sparkled as she soaked up some sun.

With her hair tied back in a high ponytail and sunglasses resting on her head, Spears, 31, relaxed with friends – with new boyfriend David Lucado and her children nowhere in sight.

The opportunity to lounge comes as a welcome change for the "Scream & Shout" singer, who had a busy Saturday in Las Vegas.

While in Vegas, Spears and Lucado "seemed happy sitting across from each other and chatting for most of the meal" at Meatball Spot, an onlooker told PEOPLE.

Britney Spears Meets for Meatballs in Vegas With Boyfriend David Lucado

(Photo) Aren't the lights in Sin City beautiful, Britney Spears?

The princess of pop made a visit to Las Vegas this weekend with boyfriend David Lucado (not pictured) and was spotted enjoying the scenery with her manager, Larry Rudolph (kinda pictured).

So what did their sinful time consist of? Well, nothing too crazy.

E! News reports that the pop icon and her beau dined at Meatball Spot in Vegas' Town Square Saturday night. Spears arrived sporting an orange crop-top and sky-high leopard print Christian Louboutin stilettos.

The duo enjoyed Top Chef Carla Pellegrino's signature classic meatball sliders with mozzarella cheese, along with homemade mac and cheese. Spears sipped on Sprite throughout her meal before indulging in a Bananas Foster ice cream sandwich and a little bit of a Birthday Cake milkshake for dessert.

Spears and Lucado then snuck out through the kitchen, evading a swarm of photographers at the front entrance.

Britney Spears Out Holding Hands With Boyfriend David Lucado-See the First Pic!

(Photo) Look who's going public...

Britney Spears was out shopping with new boyfriend David Lucado today near her home in Thousand Oaks, Calif.—and, while the tanning fans certainly haven't been attempting to hide their affinity for each other, Friday marked the first time that they engaged in any PDA.

Which, in this case, was some cozy hand-holding, big smiles on both of their faces. According to eyewitnesses, the couple visited Victoria's Secret and Foreign Exchange and seemed to be "in a great mood, very happy together."

Sources tell E! News that Lucado is a "really good guy," noting that he's very attentive toward her and loves spending time with her boys, Sean and Jaden.

"She's really happy at the moment," one insider says. Britney's "ready to start a new chapter."

Meanwhile, Spears is off to Las Vegas this weekend, but reports that she's going house-hunting as she closes in on a performance residency with one of the major hotels are jumping the gun.

"All the reports out there are wildly exaggerated," a source says. "She is going to be attending Cirque du Soleil's One Night for One Drop" gala, benefiting efforts to make clean water more accessible for people around the world.

Spears' Vegas deal remains in the works.

Britney Spears -- Finger Lickin' Good, Y'all!

(Photo) Britney Spears is all that ... and a bucket of chicken.

Wearing her brunette weave at half-mast, a flowing top made out of a doily from the Kentwood general store and a pair of commemorative daisy dukes from the 2007 Britney Spears Malibu Gas Station Tour, the 31-year-old mother of two looked extra crispy as she picked up some vittles from Kentucky Fried Chicken in Thousand Oaks on Tuesday.

Interestingly, Brit Brit grabbed the KFC to go after a photo shoot for the fitness magazine Shape.

Maybe the Colonel is her new conservator.

Britney Spears Gives Son Jayden a Proud Hug During Boys' Soccer Game

(Photo) Britney Spears is one proud mama.

The singing superstar was spotted giving her 6-year-old son Jayden a happy and wide-smiled hug in between cheering on the sidelines during his soccer game with brother Sean earlier today at Pierce College in Encino, Calif.

Brit-Brit kept it cool under the heat by wearing jean cut-off shorts (probably to avoid another wardrobe malfunction) and a pink spaghetti-strap tank top with flip-flops and a pair of shades.

The mother of two was also seen taking her two little guys to a gymnastics class on Thursday in Thousand Oaks, Calif., which only proves that Spears' boys are quite athletic.

Jayden and Sean's soccer games have become a place for family compromise after Spears reunited with ex Kevin Federline during one of their games earlier this month.

And there was no drama!

Britney was joined by a pal and K.Fed was at the park with girlfriend Victoria Prince and their 1 -year-old daughter, Jordan Kay—whom Brit spent time playing with while her boys were busy running around.

Britney Spears and New Boyfriend David Lucado Go Tanning...Again

(Photo) The couple that tans together, stays together?

Britney Spears and her new boyfriend David Lucado were spotted hitting Forever Bella tanning spa in Thousand Oaks, Calif., yesterday, making it their second tanning trip together this week.

The 31-year-old pop star was dressed casually in a green patterned dress, wedge heels and aviator sunglasses while her man donned gray shorts, sneakers, a maroon Virginia Tech T-shirt and even larger sunglasses.

The cute couple appeared happy while strolling through the parking lot.

Spears had quite the day of errands. The former X Factor judge was also snapped yesterday dropping off sons Sean Preston and Jayden James at gymnastics class in the same neighborhood.

It looks like the twosome make quite the team.

Britney Spears Takes Sean and Jayden to Gymnastics Class-See the Pic!

(Photo) Britney Spears appears to have a little extra company by her side while spending time with her adorable boys.

The busy mother of two was spotted in Thousand Oaks, Calif., this week taking her sons, Sean and Jayden, to gymnastics class.

This time around, however, the 31-year-old also brought along her new boyfriend, David Lucado.

Wearing a green, flower-print dress, the "Toxic" pop star was snapped walking out of the class holding a few dollar bills and a blue Gatorade bottle. Lucado tried to keep a low profile but was still spotted following the singer outside.

The new couple, first seen together in public on Valentine's Day, have enjoyed spending time together. Earlier this week, the pair traveled to a local tanning salon for a fresh new glow.

It's Spears' first relationship since breaking up amicably with former fiancé Jason Trawick in January.

Britney Spears Goes Tanning With New Boyfriend David Lucado

(Photo) They're like a regular couple out of Jersey Shore.

Britney Spears and her new boyfriend David Lucado were spotted today in Thousand Oaks, Calif., gearing up for a nice, new glow by visiting a local tanning salon.

The songstress took advantage of the sunny weather and rocked a blue tank top with jean shorts and shades, while Lucado wore shorts with a sweater and baseball cap.

Spears and Lucado were initially spotted together on Valentine's Day, when they stepped out for a sushi date together, just a month after Spears called off her engagement to Jason Trawick.

Britney and her former fiancé amicably parted ways in January after being engaged for just over a year.

Initially, a source claimed that Spears and Lucado were "just friends" but later confirmed to E! News that David is "definitely dating" the princess of pop.

And he seems like quite the candidate.

Oops! Britney Spears' Dress Blows Up at Kids' Soccer Game-See the Cheeky Pic!

(Photo) Britney Spears almost had a Marilyn Monroe moment Sunday on the soccer field!

A gust of wind took Jayden James and Sean Preston's mama by surprise, blowing up her white cotton dress unexpectedly. While Brit, 31, mostly succeeded in holding her dress down, she did accidentally give the other parents a tiny glimpse of butt cheek.

But hey, mini-wardrobe malfunctions are totally NBD. Besides, Britney was far too busy cheering for her boys, ages 6 and 7, to worry about showing a little skin.

This soccer mom knows what's important!

Britney Spears Buys Parisian Street Scene Oil Painting in an L.A. Parking Lot

(Photo) Chic ... or cheesy?

After visiting a Target in Westlake, Calif., Britney Spears was apparently feeling très artistic.

On Saturday, the pop star, 31, popped by an artist's roadside shop in the Target parking lot, the Daily Mail reports.

Dressed in a purple sweatshirt, blue sweatpants and sneakers, Spears clutched a coffee cup as she spoke at length with the artist about his work. After perusing the paintings – which were set up just a few feet away from a Party City – she ultimately picked up a large oil painting depicting a Parisian street scene.

And the new art didn't come cheap: The Daily Mail reports that other paintings for sale ranged from $600 to $1200. After the sale, Spears had the oil painting, which was already framed, loaded into the back of her SUV.

Spears recently called off her engagement to Jason Trawick, but Tweeted congratulations to her newly engaged sister, Jamie Lynn Spears.

Britney Spears and Kevin Federline Reunite for Sons' Soccer Game

(Photo) Britney Spears and Kevin Federline are looking quite at ease with each other these days.

The exes were all smiles while watching their sons Sean and Jaden play soccer over the weekend, the charming family scene showing no signs of any past turbulence between the two.

Of course, mom and dad weren't alone. Britney was joined by a pal and K-Fed was at the park with girlfriend Victoria Prince and their 1 1/2-year-old daughter, Jordan Kay—whom Brit spent time playing with while her boys were busy running around.

How times have changed for the better!

Britney also took to Twitter yesterday to congratulate little sis Jamie-Lynn Spears on her engagement to Jamie Watson, writing, "So excited and happy for my sister. congrats ?@jamielynnspears? - love you."

Britney Spears Joins Anderson Cooper's Anti-Bullying Movement

Britney Spears is lending her star power to a very worthy cause.

Following Thursday's airing of The Bully Effect, a documentary profiling the impact of the anti-bullying movement, on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360, the singer took to Twitter to express her support.

"I'm standing with @AC360 & @bullymovie by joining the movement to end bullying in our generation!" Spears tweeted.

The Bully Effect follows the stories of several of the people first profiled in the 2012 film Bully.

The documentary will re-air on March 3 and 9 on CNN.

Britney Spears' New Brown Hair: All the Details on the Singer's Darker 'Do!

(Photo) Brown hair certainly suits Britney Spears.

The former blonde beauty debuted her new ‘do at Elton John's star-studded AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party at West Hollywood's Pacific Design Center, and now we have all the exclusive details on Brit-Brit's transformation.

"Britney has wanted a change for about a month, but we waited a while until we decided to go with it," Spears' colorist Brittany Hunter from Mark Slicker Salon exclusively tells E!. "We wanted to make sure she was going to be committed to it before we made the change as it can be a difficult process going from light blonde to brunette. We started the process on Thursday and then finished it up on Sunday. We wanted to make sure the color was going to stick and it wasn't going to fade."

Looks like a job well done! We adore Britney's new ‘do, and turns out, the pop star also helped to decide on the specific hue:

"Over the past month we both pulled out general pictures from magazines that we both like and then we collaborated on the color. I wanted to keep her as close to her natural color as possible, so not too dark. In the end we went with a very natural and rich light brown. We wanted the right tone that would complement her skin color," Hunter explains.

As for Brit-Brit's overall reaction?

"She was very happy with the result. She was just ready for a change," Hunter says of Britney's new hair. "Going from blonde to brunette can be difficult, and I am very particular about making sure that I get the color level just right. I wanted to look after the health of her hair at the same time."

And Britney's colorist certainly knows best, considering that the twosome have worked together before.

"I've been working with Britney since 2011. I met her through her sister Jamie Lynn, as I used to do Jamie Lynn's hair. We've been working together on and off, but I have been back with her since the beginning of this year."

We're not surprised the "Scream and Shout" singer is pleased because the gal looks great, and Hunter thinks Spears' shift to the dark side will be a permanent transformation for the pop star.

"I do think she will stick with it. She seems very happy."

As she should be! You look amazing, Brit!

Britney Spears -- Getting Close To A Guy Named David

(Photo) We now know the identity of the mystery man who took Britney Spears out for a Valentine's Day dinner and played golf with her over the weekend. He is ... a very normal guy.

His name is David. He works for a law firm -- he's not a lawyer -- does "field research" ... kind of a jack-of-all-trades. He's definitely not a wealthy guy.

David -- who is 27 -- is from Atlanta and does not seem to have significant roots in California.

As for his relationship with Britney ... we're told they met through friends. The pics (above) were taken at the Sherwood Country Club where Britney lives. He's a big golfer and he's teaching her the moves. Britney has actually taken a liking to golf and is thinking about becoming a member of the country club.

As for the Valentine's Day date, it was pretty quick. They were in and out of the sushi joint in less than a half hour. The bill was $60. David tipped $13.

Britney Spears -- The Grocery List Tells Me What to Do

(Photo) Rockin' her best Kate Gosselin soccer mom chic, Britney Spears didn't need a conservator when she hit up a Los Angeles supermarket this weekend ... because she had a grocery list to help her remember what she needs, y'all.

Included in the 31-year-old mother of two's list were: ginger ale, tomatoes, Lunchables, ham, orange juice, 2% milk, Smart popcorn, bread and chicken.

While Cheetos and Tang were strangely absent, it's probably safe to say Britney can remember to pick those items up without having to write them down.

Britney Spears Steps Out for Valentine's Day Dinner With Mystery Man

(Photo) Britney Spears stepped out for a Valentine's Day sushi date in Calabasas, Calif., with a mystery man just one month after calling off her engagement to former agent Jason Trawick.

The "Scream and Shout" singer was casually clad in jeans, a white shirt, black jacket and boots. She wore her hair up in a messy bun and carried an oversized handbag, while her date rocked a Rolling Stones T-shirt, black sports jacket and baseball cap for their night out.

Earlier in the day, the pop star hung out with her mom in Malibu before dining out for the holiday with the unidentified fella.

A rep for Spears has not yet responded to a request for comment on the V-Day outing.

Britney and her former fiancé amicably parted ways in January after being engaged for just over a year.

"I'll always adore him and we will remain great friend," Spears said in a statement after the twosome announced their split.

Trawick also echoed a similar sentiment: "I love and cherish her and her boys and we will be close forever."

Britney Spears' Rep Calls BS On Eve's Claim Brit Didn't Sinn

(Video) Britney Spears?' rep is calling BS on Eve's insinuation that Britney didn't sing on her new release, "Scream & Shout."

Jeff Raymond, B.S.'s publicist, tells TMZ, "It's absolute BS. Britney sang the song. wanted her for this song and she sang on it."

Eve went on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" and said, "I heard that might not be Britney."

A source from the recording studio cattily tells TMZ, "Was Eve even in Studio. Didn't know. She's clearly jealous. I didn't even know she still sings."

Britney Spears Gives "Tiny Taste" of "Scream and Shout" Remix Video-See the Sexy Pic!

(Photo) Britney Spears is looking hot…but we expect nothing less of Britney.

On Monday, the former X Factor judge tweeted a sneak peak of her "Scream and Shout" remix music video look.

"This Friday on @106andpark - #ScreamAndShoutRemixVideo!!" she wrote, hyping her and's collaboration. "Bring The Action!" and Britney's original "Scream and Shout" video premiered Nov. 28 during The X Factor.

We're excited to see version no. 2!

Britney Spears Gets Another Dog

(Photo) It's a furbaby one more time for Britney Spears.

After bringing home pooch Hannah in November, Spears introduced her newest furry family member on her Facebook page Friday.

"Say good morning to my new baby people," she wrote, sharing an adorable photo of her and the little white pup snuggling.

And if this new addition is anything like its big sister, the dog will surely become as famous as its Mom soon. Hannah Spears (@HannahSpears) is already a Twitter phenomenon, with close to 40,000 followers and a devoted fan base that loves her quirky Tweets.

The start of the New Year has been an eventful one for Spears, who in addition to expanding her pet family, also split with fiancé Jason Trawick and left her post as a judge on The X Factor. She is currently mulling over a deal to set up a residency in Las Vegas.

Vegas casino seeking Britney Spears residency

After weeks of speculation, Caesars Entertainment is confirming that it's trying to lure Britney Spears to Las Vegas for a recurring gig at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

Spokeswoman Emily Wofford said Friday the company is in negotiations to install the pop princess on the Las Vegas Strip.

The 31-year-old "Scream & Shout" singer stoked residency rumors last week by responding with a "Viva Las Vegas" hashtag to a post from her dog's Twitter account asking if puppies can gamble in Sin City.

Spears left her position on the television singing contest "The X Factor" in January, telling fans she wanted to refocus on her music.

Caesars Entertainment currently is promoting residencies by singers Cee Lo Green at Planet Hollywood and Shania Twain at Caesars Palace.

Spears, other stars support HI celeb privacy bill

More than a dozen celebrities have submitted testimony supporting legislation in Hawaii that's aimed at stopping paparazzi from taking photos at unwanted times.

The so-called Steven Tyler Act, named after the lead singer of Aerosmith, will be considered in the state Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday.

Stars who submitted written statements include Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Neil Diamond, Tommy Lee and the Osborne family.

The bill allows celebrities to collect damages from people who take photos or videos of public figures in an offensive way during their personal or family time.

The stars say the paparazzi have made simple activities like cooking with family and sunbathing elusive luxuries and the bill would give them peace of mind.

The National Press Photographers Association and the Motion Picture Association of America oppose the bill.

Britney Spears: Is She Getting a Las Vegas Gig?

Britney may be coming to the Strip soon, y'all!

The pop star, 31, has been in negotiations to do a residency in Las Vegas the past several months, and now she's one step closer to inking a deal.

A source close to the negotiations tells PEOPLE that there have been "advanced talks with Planet Hollywood for a Britney residency," despite earlier reports that she wouldn't headline at the location due to hypnotist Marshall Silver's residency in March.

Those close to Spears, who split last month from fiancé Jason Trawick, are thrilled at her upcoming gig – including her new puppy Hannah, who Tweeted late Sunday, "Mommy, are dogs allowed to gamble in vegas? Gonna cash all my bones in for chips." (Spears later Tweeted in response, "I don't think so honey," followed by the hashtag VivaLasVegas.)

While there have also been rumors about Spears hosting a residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, sources have denied the reports to PEOPLE.

Britney Spears Hits the Studio While Running Errands

(Photo) Britney Spears was quite the busy bee today!

The former X Factor host threw on some comfortable clothes—which included a pink zip-up hoodie, gray sweats and UGG boots—for a quick drugstore stop at Rite Aid, before changing again into a pair of jean shorts and oversized frock for a run to Target (look at her being productive with her errands).

But the best part? She also made time to hit the studio!

"I'm at the studio recording a new song for my boys. They are going to freak out when they hear it. So excited!" she tweeted. "It's a surprise so keep it shhhhh and don't be grouchy. I'll fill you all in soon ;)"

Ah, the anticipation!

When Spears announced her departure as a judge on X Factor, she mentioned that, "Watching them [the contestants] all do their thing up on that stage every week made me miss performing so much! I can't wait to get back out there and do what I love most."

Brit recently released the remix to her song with "Scream and Shout" which features Hit Boy, Diddy, Waka Flocka Flame and Lil Wayne. Maybe these are some names we can look forward to seeing on her upcoming album?

Are you excited to hear what Britney's got in store for fans?

Ringless Britney Spears Steps Out Post Jason Trawick Split

(Photo) After breaking off her engagement with former manager Jason Trawick, and gracefully returning the bling to the 40-year-old, Britney Spears is now officially rocking a bare ring finger.

The former X Factor judge and mother of two was spotted arriving at a Los Angeles hotel with a pal on Saturday and although sporting some bling on her other fingers, along with a light pink halter dress and brown boots, the 31-year-old singer's engagement ring was noticeably missing.

Britney and Jason anounced their split just a little over a week ago when Brit confirmed to E! in a statement: "Jason and I have decided to call off our engagement. I'll always adore him and we will remain great friends."

The couple were engaged just over a year.

Britney Spears' Las Vegas Gig: Former X Factor Judge "Deep Into Negotiations"

Book those tickets to Las Vegas, y'all, because it looks like Britney Spears really is headed to Sin City!

Multiple sources have told E! News the former X Factor judge is "deep into negotiations" for a gig with Planet Hollywood (part of Caesars), but now we're hearing that "it's definitely happening."

"Everyone in her team wants it," a source tells E! News, adding, "they think it will be the best thing for her to happen soon," and "are pushing hard for it to happen soon."

Another source says, however, that the newly single star won't have an "intense schedule" like other Sin City residencies.

"She wants to be in L.A. with her kids so there is no way she can move to Vegas full time or even part time. It's going to be an in and out thing—a limited number of engagements over a year."

Meanwhile, another source tells E! News that Britney's gig would be for "a set number of engagements over the year. All will be shows, not just appearances."

While talks have been ongoing for some time, they've heated up only recently.

"They have been discussing it for a long time but talks slowed down while she was doing X Factor," says the source. "Now that it's over, everything has sped up again."

We're ready!

Jason Trawick Will Still 'Be Involved' in the Lives of Britney Spears's Sons: Source

Britney Spears and Jason Trawick have ended their relationship, but the pop star's ex is still planning to be a part of her life.

"Jason adores [Britney's] kids; he loves them," a source tells PEOPLE. "He was like their 'other dad,' so he's not just going to walk away from their lives. He'll be involved as much as makes sense."

As for Spears's two boys, Preston, 7, and Jayden, 6, the source says they "are doing great and [their father] Kevin [Federline] is actually a huge help and is a wonderful person in their lives."

Despite reports that the former X Factor judge's desire to have more kids was a reason for the split, the insider says, "Jason is genuinely open to kids of his own."

But the source adds, "There were so many issues in their relationship that Jason really wanted those worked out before they could ever move forward with a wedding or more kids together."

In the end, Spears, 31, and Trawick, 41, do "love each other," says the source. However, "there were some major challenges and hurdles and constant work that needed to be done. ... It just wasn't working and things weren't going to change, so it was time to let go."

Britney Spears Dreamed of a Wedding, But the Ring Was Off Before the Holidays

Britney Spears once believed in a fairy-tale ending for herself and Jason Trawick. But by mid-December, she was no longer wearing her engagement ring, and she knew it just wasn't going to happen, a source close to her family tells PEOPLE.

"Britney spent Christmas in L.A. with [sons] Preston and Jayden. Jason was around for parts of the holiday, but it was very obvious that they were not really together anymore," the source says.

"They were not affectionate and instead just seemed to keep things going for the boys' sake. Britney looked a bit gloomy and tense over the holidays."

Trawick, 41, moved out after the holidays, and the couple officially announced their split last Friday.

Having dated her former agent since 2009, and been engaged for a year, Spears, 31, had been talking a lot about her wedding last summer. "But lately she acted like she knew it would not happen," the source says. "She hasn't talked about her wedding plans in a couple of months."

That was quite a change from the early months of her engagement, when Spears was very focused on wedding planning. "She would spend hours online looking at dresses and dreaming," says the source.

Another source says the pair's problems were significant enough that they had never set a wedding date.

"Britney wanted to rush in, but there were things that needed to improve before they got to that place," this source says.

"They love each other, but like any relationship, and especially this one, there were some major challenges and hurdles and constant work that needed to be done. At the end of the day, it just wasn't working, and things were't going to change, so it was time to let go."

Inside Britney Spears' Breakup: Why It Didn't Work Out With Jason Trawick

Britney Spears' relationship with Jason Trawick didn't end for some strange, only-in-Hollywood reason. Rather, the end of their engagement came under pretty identifiable circumstances.

"The situation had been building over time. The best thing for both of them was to say goodbye and move on," a source tells E! News about the pair's breakup, which they publicly confirmed last week just as Trawick was legally removed as a coconservator of Spears' personal affairs.

It turned out that the 31-year-old pop star and her 41-year-old former agent had "different goals" for the long run.

"There were a lot of conversations over time," the source says. "While they realized they love each other very much, they were going in different directions. Britney wanted more kids, and Jason wasn't in the same place so they decided to call it quits.

"There was a mutual realization that there was no compromise on that issue and because of that, sadly, the relationship had no future."

Spears has two sons, 7-year-old Sean Preston and 6-year-old Jayden James, with ex-husband Kevin Federline. This would technically have been her third marriage, if you count her two-day union with childhood pal Jason Alexander.

She and Trawick are "still very good friends and stay in contact," says the source. "They will always love one another and be a great support for each other."

Next step for Spears? A change of scene, perhaps! The hitmaker is mulling a performance residency in Las Vegas, where she could stand to make more than any artist who has set up shop in Sin City to date.

Britney Spears Steps Out in 'Love' Sweatshirt after Split

Britney Spears still believes in "love" – at least when it comes to wearing it.

The pop star, 31 – whose failed engagement to Jason Trawick, 41, was announced on Friday – grabbed coffee in L.A. on Monday, sporting a black and white sweatshirt with the four-letter word displayed in large letters across the front.

The former X Factor judge looked casual, wearing shades and her hair in a ponytail.

Once the split was official, a source told PEOPLE, "Britney had a lot of issues with Jason doing his own thing – in business and seeing his friends. In her perfect world he would have been home with her twenty-four/seven, so that was a point of contention; something they were always working on."

But she didn't seem too bent out of shape when she made her outing and grabbed two drinks to go, as she wore a happy grin the whole time.

Britney Spears, Jason Trawick Broke Up Over Kids

Britney Spears and Jason Trawick broke up primarily because she wanted to have more kids and he didn't ... TMZ has learned.

Sources directly connected to the couple tell us ... Britney, who is 31, loves her boys and desperately wants more kids. Jason, who is 41, is "in another place" and does not want to start a family -- although he loves Sean Preston and Jayden James. We're told the former couple argued frequently about family and this ultimately proved their undoing.

Our sources say ... there's something else -- dealing with the Britney empire wore at Jason and "took away his individuality." Jason wanted to maintain his identity and one of the ways was to expand his business by taking on more clients (he's an agent) and making more money -- this didn't sit well with Britney.

As for settling up -- we're told it's simple. There are no outstanding financial issues. Sources say the house Britney just bought -- $8.5 mil in Thousand Oaks, CA -- was purchased solely with her money and Jason has no claim to it.

Short story -- it's a clean break.

Britney Spears and Jason Trawick: Anatomy of a Split

We were truly happy for Britney Spears when she settled down with Jason Trawick, figuring it was about time the pop princess found herself in a knight in shining armor.

Alas, the singer and her former agent have since called off their engagement, saying that they still care deeply for one another and remain friends.

But why don't they want to be more-than-friends anymore?! Let's examine how they went from A to exes:

Jan. 31, 2010: After going from agent-client to boyfriend-girlfriend, Spears and Trawick make their red-carpet debut at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.

August 2010: Trawick continues to prove himself a stand-up guy—because not a peep of drama is heard from these two. Next thing we know, they're having fun in the sun in Hawaii.

Dec. 2, 2010: Spears celebrates "the best birthday" of her life (her 29th!) in Mexico.

January 2011: After the couple opted not to mix business with pleasure for a while, Trawick is back to work on Team Spears at William Morris Endeavor Entertainment.

April 2011: Engagement-ring watch begins.

May 2011: "I've thought about both, so if the timing was right..." Spears says in Harper's Bazaar when asked if she's up for another marriage and more kids...Also this month, Trawick leaves WMEE (and Team Britney) for the more digital-artist-centric Famos LLC.

September 2011: Engagment story No. 2. Again, negatory. Spears does don a diamond ring, however, for her "Criminal" video, costarring Trawick (because now he does videos).

Dec. 15, 2011: Engagement story No. 3 is...true! Trawick gives Brit the "one gift" she'd been waiting for—the popping of the question, Neil Lane-designed ring in hand. (Ex-husband Kevin Federline and father of her two kids says he's "really happy" for her.)

April 25, 2012: And they say romance is dead. A judge approves Trawick's petition to become coconservator of his future wife's personal affairs (not her estate, which remains the domain of dad and a lawyer), a sign that Spears is working her way back to becoming legally responsible for herself.

July 2012: Spears steals away to Maui for a family vacay with Trawick and her kids.

August 2012: She doesn't wear her ring to a conservatorship hearing, but her lawyers laugh off the idea that that means something. "Everything is absolutely fine between them. The wedding is not off," a source assures E! News when asked what's holding up the planning process. "They are as blissfully happy as ever but they want to get The X Factor out the way before they even start planning a wedding."

October 2012: Spears plunks down $8.5 million for a palatial spread in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

October 2012: As Sam Lutfi's lawsuit against Britney and her parents goes to trial and dredges up all sorts of demons and low points from the singer's past, she says in that month's issue of Lucky that Trawick is "sweet" and doesn't mind when she feels like sitting around in sweats.

December 2012: Word on the street is that Simon Cowell isn't interested in having Britney back for another season of The X Factor. Trawick heads to Spears' native Louisiana with her before Christmas to attend her grandfather's funeral.

Jan. 4, 2013: Spears is out again sans ring—obviously not for the first time, but...early the following week, a conservatorship hearing pops up on the usually well-mapped-out-in-advance schedule.

Jan. 10, 2013: Spears leaves William Morris Endeavor for Creative Artists Agency.

Jan. 11, 2013: It's a big day. Spears officially confirms that she won't be returning to The X Factor as she expresses her intention to get back into the studio to cut her eighth album. We also hear she's interested in having her own show in Las Vegas. A few hours later, a judge signs off on Trawick's petition to remove himself as coconservator and they reveal that they have broken up. "I'll always adore him and we will remain great friends," Spears says.

A source tells E! News that they never took steps to plan a wedding, which seemed strange to those close to her, considering Britney had been "pushing to move the relationship forward" and "really wanted to get engaged and have a wedding."

Britney Spears and Jason Trawick Split

It's official: Britney Spears and Jason Trawick have called it quits.

"Britney Spears and Jason Trawick have mutually agreed to end their one-year engagement," her rep Jeff Raymond tells PEOPLE exclusively. "As two mature adults, they came to the difficult decision to go their separate ways while continuing to remain friends."

Spears and Trawick confirmed their parting in a statement her rep released to PEOPLE.

"Jason and I have decided to call off our engagement," Spears says in the statement. "I'll always adore him and we will remain great friends."

Adds Trawick: "As this chapter ends for us a new one begins. I love and cherish her and her boys and we will be close forever."

The former The X Factor judge, 31, and Trawick began dating in 2009 and got engaged on Trawick's 40th birthday in December of 2011.

The news of the breakup comes on the same day that Spears announced she would not be returning to The X Factor.

Spears has two sons, Preston, 7, and Jayden, 6, with her ex-husband Kevin Federline. The couple divorced in 2006.

TMZ was first to report the couple's split.

Jason Trawick Resigns as Britney Spears's Co-Conservator

With their breakup comes the end of another kind of arrangement.

Jason Trawick has resigned as Britney Spears's conservator of her person, which once gave him the authority to make decisions about her general well-being, such as food, clothing, travel and medical care.

"The court accepts the resignation [of Trawick]," L.A. Superior Court Judge Reva Goetz stated in court Friday. Goetz added that the singer's father, Jamie Spears, "will remain as the sole conservator of her person."

Jamie has held control over his daughter and her multimillion-dollar fortune since February 2008 after the singer suffered a psychological breakdown.

Trawick was added as a co-conservator in April 2012, about four months after he and Britney got engaged.

On Friday, the pair announced that their engagement was called off, but said that they would remain close friends.

Britney Spears: The X Factor Made Me Miss Performing

It's official: Britney Spears is moving on after one season as a judge on The X Factor.

"I've made the very difficult decision not to return for another season," Spears, who mentored the show's youngest contestants, said in a statement on Friday.

Her rep confirms that Fox, which airs the singing competition, has been informed of her decision.

A source told PEOPLE Thursday that the pop superstar intends to focus on her music now that she's done with the hit show.

"I had an incredible time doing the show and I love the other judges and I am so proud of my teens but it's time for me to get back in the studio," Spears said Friday.

And she hints that she may also be back on tour in 2013.

"Watching [the contestants] all do their thing up on that stage every week made me miss performing so much!" she said. "I can't wait to get back out there and do what I love most."

TMZ reports that Spears is "in talks" to do a longterm Las Vegas show.

Britney Spears -- In Talks to Headline in Las Vegas

Britney Spears is in "serious talks" to move to Las Vegas and headline a "Celine" type show -- TMZ has learned.

Sources familiar with the situation tell us ... Britney and her people are talking about establishing residency for the singer in Sin City and are also in talks with one of the hotels to do a "big, nightly show."

We're told the negotiations are with one of the CAESARS group properties, and they have "been wooing her for awhile."

As we first reported ... Britney has cleared the decks by quitting "X Factor" and is in the studio recording her 8th album.

Our sources say there is "a lot of interest" in Britney's camp over a Vegas move, and -- obviously -- a lot of interest on the Vegas side of headlining a show.

Celine Dion scored nearly $100 mil a year for her gig. Our sources think Britney could do even better.

Britney Spears -- Quitting 'X Factor' was 'Very Difficult Decision'

Britney Spears just released a statement confirming the story TMZ first reported ... that she's leaving "X Factor" and will go back to making music ... but Spears notes it was a "very difficult decision."

"I had an incredible time doing the show and I love the other judges and I am so proud of my teens but it's time for me to get back in the studio," Spears said.

She continues, "Watching them all do their thing up on that stage every week made me miss performing so much! I can't wait to get back out there and do what I love most."

Spears would've made $15 million to return to the show next season ... but it's not like she'll be hurting for cash. She's currently working on her 8th album and is in serious talks to headline a show in Vegas.

Britney Spears Quits The X Factor

Britney Spears will follow L.A. Reid out the door at The X Factor.

Sources confirm to that Spears has quit the Fox singing competition because she knew she wasn't going to be asked back for another season.

The news comes less than two weeks after reports surfaced that Spears was going to be fired because the show's producers felt she didn't meet the expectations that came along with her $15 million contract. Sources say the producers already have a successor in mind, and the news is expected to be announced within the next 10 days.

Spears' exit was first reported by, who noted that the 31-year-old singer reportedly decided she'd rather focus on her own music career despite her love for The X Factor. Fox had no comment on the report.

The report also comes one day after Fox's Kevin Reilly said he and Simon Cowell have yet to discuss the next season, but from the network's point of view, Brit-Brit was a success. "I thought it went very, very well," Reilly said. "It was fraught with unknowns, and I think Britney did a very good job. People are fascinated with her and always will be. Last year the ratings were a little bit higher, but I think it was a better show this year. I think she tucked in really nicely on the bench."

Spears is the latest in a long line of judges who have left the X Factor. Creator, executive producer and judge Cowell handed out pink slips after the first season to judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, as well as host Steve Jones.

Reid announced the week before the Dec. 20 finale that he would be leaving the show after two seasons to focus on his day job as CEO and Chairman of Epic Records. This would leave just Cowell and Demi Lovato as the remaining judges on The X Factor.

Will you miss Spears as a judge on The X Factor? Or are you ready to see more new faces doling out critiques?

Is Britney Spears Returning for The X Factor Season 3? Fox Boss Weighs In

Will she or won't she?

That seems to be the question on everyone's mind when it comes to Britney Spears. Rumors have been circulating that the pop songstress will not return as a judge for The X Factor's third season, exiting alongside L.A. Reid, who officially announced he's not returning to the Fox reality series after two seasons of service.

Fox president Kevin Reilly addressed Britney's future on The X Factor when he took the stage during the network's TCA presentation on Tuesday, and here is what he had to say about the pop icon's status:

"For next year, I don't know," Reilly says of Spears' possible return to the show, but quickly answers "yeah" when asked if he's on board to bring her back. However, Cowell is currently on vacation and "hasn't talked about any of this going forward," Reilly admits.

As for how he feels about her performance during this past season, Reilly says, "I actually thought it went very, very well. It was fraught with unknowns. I think Britney did a really good job. She came on, people remain fascinated by her and always will be. People got to know her a little bit, maybe some people were waiting for more drastic displays of some nature that never came…She tucked in really nicely on that bench."

Back in December, Cowell revealed to us that he hadn't yet made a decision about Britney returning. "I don't know yet, to be honest with you," he said. "I haven't had the conversation with her whether she'd want to, what other commitments she's got."

Though the second season garnered less than stellar ratings, Reilly says, "Last year the ratings were better, but I think it was a better show this year…pound for pound, I thought The X Factor was excellent this year."

Britney Spears -- Worth Way More than You

In case you're wondering ... Britney Spears is loaded ... in a good way.

The judge in Britney's conservatorship case issued an order -- obtained by TMZ -- which says just SOME of Britney's assets total more than $27 million ... and that's as of Jan 1, 2011. As you know, she's made a bundle since then -- including $15 mil on "X Factor."

On top of that ... Britney has several trusts which are worth many millions of bucks and are not reflected in the judge's total.

Four lives, right?

Britney Spears Confirms She's "Working Hard" on Her Next Album

New year, new Britney Spears album?!

During a chat with fans on Twitter over the weekend, the pop star revealed she's "working hard" on a new collection of songs.

The singer went on to share that she is "collaborating with some new inspiring producers."

Meanwhile, when the subject of the X Factor came up, and whether or not she would be returning as a judge next season, Spears simply replied: "Really focused on my music right now."

Spears' last album, Femme Fatale, was released in March 2011.

No word yet on when her eighth disc will drop, but obviously, let's hope it's sooner than later!

Britney Spears & K-Fed -- Tax Lien Busting Team

Britney Spears and Kevin Federline still have that spark ... at least when it comes to covering tax bills -- because the exes have successfully paid off their $37,000 tax debt.

TMZ broke the story ... the State of California filed a $37,712 tax lien against the former couple last month for unpaid income tax from 2004 -- the year Brit and K-Fed got married.

But according to new documents, the debt was settled just days after our post.

It's unclear who coughed up the dough -- but we're guessing Brit handled the lion's share ... because she's nice.

Not that K-Fed couldn't afford it.

Bizarre Spears story a hoax

The story regarding a bizarre restraining order against Britney Spears' allegedly filed by her former brother-in-law is a hoax.

In the original story posted by Radar Online, Christopher Federline (Spears' ex husband's brother), reportedly accused the singer of stealing his credit card and then threatened to tell the world he was the biological father of her son Sean Preston.

The article is seriously in doubt after website The Smoking Gun linked convicted felon, Jonathan Lee Riches, to the story.

Riches is the same fraudster who claimed he was the uncle of Sandy Hook Elementary school suspect Adam Lanza and has "filed hundreds of fatuous lawsuits that named a cavalcade of athletes, politicians, musicians, Hollywood stars, and other public figures as defendants."

Riches reportedly referred to the 'Federline' complaint in a Facebook posting on December 19. The Smoking Gun reports Riches is also a credit card fraudster.

Will Britney Spears Be Back on The X Factor Next Season?

Will Britney Spears follow L.A. Reid out the door on The X Factor?

Us Weekly reports that the 31-year-old singer is about to get the boot after just one season on the Fox singing competition. A representative from the show could not immediately be reached for comment.

According to the report, the show's producers feel Britney didn't meet the expectations that came along with her $15 million contract. (Uh, have they completely forgotten about her priceless facial expressions?!)

Creator, executive producer and judge Simon Cowell isn't afraid of handing out pink sleeps. Last season, he fired judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, as well as host Steve Jones.

Reid announced the week before the Dec. 20 finale that he would be leaving the show after two seasons to focus on his day job as CEO and Chairman of Epic Records. "I had a great time doing X Factor," Reid told reporters last week after the finale. "I only did it so I could have a little vacation and a little fun and now I got to get back to work."

Do you think Fox should show Spears the door? Or would you miss her facial expressions next season?

Spears son fathered by K-Fed's bro?

Britney Spears’ former brother-in-law filed a bizarre restraining order request against the star a week before Christmas.

Ex-husband Kevin Federline's sibling Christopher claims the Toxic singer stole his credit card and threatened to go public with the fact he's the biological father of her son Sean Preston.

In court papers obtained by, Federline alleges Spears took off with his Capital One credit card after finding it lying on her ex-husband's coffee table and charged over $4,500 to his account.

Her former brother-in-law claims she spent the money on vintage comic books.

In his complaint, he states, "She also blackmailed me and told me if I tell the police that she stole my credit card that she will tell the world I'm the true father of Sean Preston, not Kevin."

A judge has dismissed the case.

Britney Spears: The 3 Most 'Amazing' Things About My Year

It was a very big year for Britney Spears, who's been named one of PEOPLE's 25 Most Intriguing People of 2012.

For starters, Forbes put the pop star at the top of its list of the top-earning female musicians (with $58 million), and her new single with, "Scream & Shout," went to No. 1 in 17 countries.

She even took on Simon Cowell, along with the contestants – and any critics – as a judge on The X Factor.

After settling into the Fox reality show – whose two-hour finale airs Thursday night – she developed her own signature sound bite: "Amazing."

Now, Spears, 31, tells PEOPLE the top three things that made her 2012 "amazing."

1. Her career

"It's no secret I'm a shy person," Spears tells PEOPLE. "I feel doing this show over the past year has allowed me to come out of my shell a lot more. Everyone on the show has been amazing and made me feel really comfortable."

2. Her sons Preston, 7 and Jayden, 6

"It's really amazing to see how quickly my boys are growing up," she says. "It seems like yesterday I was reading books to them at night. Now I sit and listen to them read me books!"

3. Her fiancé Jason Trawick, 41

"It amazes me that no matter what situation I'm in," says Spears, "Jason has the ability to always make me feel protected and loved."

Holiday together

Despite recurring rumors of a split between Britney Spears and Jason Trawick, sources tell us the couple are still going strong and plan to spend the holidays together with her family in her hometown of Kentwood, La. “The X Factor” judge and her agent-turned-partner Trawick are due to jet out of LA today following last night’s finale of the Fox show. A source said, “Britney and Jason are bringing her sons down to Louisiana to be with the family, including her sister and her mom, Lynne.” The source added that Britney had not yet signed on to be a judge for another season of “The X Factor,” adding, “She loved working with the contestants and the girls, but she doesn’t yet know if she’ll do another season.”

Britney Spears, Taylor Swift and Rihanna Lead Forbes 2012 List of Top-Earning Women in Music Industry

We already know Britney Spears, Taylor Swift and Rihanna make some serious bank.

But according to Forbes, these three fierce femmes actually make the most in the music biz.

Forbes debuted its list of top earning women in the music industry in 2012 today and Brit-Brit tops the list, raking in a cool $58 million (thanks, in part, to her $15 million X Factor payout, wildly successful Femme Fatale album, and a new fragrance with Elizabeth Arden) followed by Taylor Swift ($57 million) and Rihanna ($53 million).

This is T.Swift's second consecutive year in the no.2 spot. She's earned millions on her insanely popular tour, has a successful deal with CoverGirl cosmetics and her fourth studio album, Red, has already gone triple platinum. Oh, and did we mention she's only 22?

Lady Gaga—who earned the top spot in 2011—came in fourth this year with $52 million, followed by Katy Perry who cashed in a $45 mil.

And despite her highly publicized (and often nude) antics, Madonna earned a spot on the list, coming in at no. 9 with $30 million.

Check out the full list at

Britney Spears on the X Factor Finale Perfomance: "We'll See!"

It's Britney, bitch...performing live at The X Factor finale?

It would make sense: She does have a slammin' new single—"Scream & Shout," her insanely catchy hit collaboration with—to promote. And Brit's X Factor boss is making it clear he'd like to see the pop princess back onstage when the Fox singing competition wraps its second season on Dec. 20. "I would have her perform in a heartbeat," Simon Cowell told us Thursday night at a viewing party for the show sponsored by Sony X headphones. "But we'll have to see."

In other words, the ball's in your court, Brit-Brit! And it seems the reality-competition mentor may be ready to play. "Maybe," she said coyly when asked about the possibility of a finale performance. "We'll see."

What is immediately clear is that Spears is enjoying her new gig—and she's not looking forward to seeing the season end. "It's kind of sad," she said. "The year has gone by so fast, it's crazy."

After last night's elimination of Diamond White, Spears has one contestant left in the competition, the preternaturally gifted Carly Rose Sonenclar, who seems to hold a special place in her heart. "The way she's kind of shy and then gets onstage and it's this insane voice, she reminds me a lot of me when I was younger," Spears said. "Her personality, she's so cool. She just has this demeanor about her that she just really gets it. She understands the business, and that's what you also need, on top of being talented. I think that's her best quality."

A Britney finale performance definitely gets Sonenclar's vote. "That would be awesome," the 13-year-old singer told us. "Every time I watch her video now or see her onstage, I'm very proud of her. I've gotten really close with her."

Close enough that she'd like to see the two perform together on the finale, and she even has a particular Brit hit in mind: "Toxic," which she's eager to Carly-fy. "I think it'd be really great acoustic," Sonenclar said, "because the melody of that song is really great."

Britney Spears and Kevin Federline Reunited by $37,000 Tax Lien

Britney Spears and Kevin Federline may have called it quits six years ago, but they're still bound together by more than just two beautiful sons.

In fact, California tax officials have now pegged an exact amount to that bond: $37,712.71.

That's the amount the ex-couple has been slapped with in a tax lien filed Tuesday by California's Franchise Tax Board over unpaid taxes for 2004.

The tax document also cites the couple's former Encino, Calif., home as their last known residence.

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Britney's camp appears confident that star will eventually be in the clear. "The lien is erroneous and will be rectified," her rep tells E! News.

Of course, 2004 was a particularly memorable—and lucrative—year for the pop star: Her 55-hour wedding to Jason Alexander that January was annulled, and she and Federline tied the knot later that fall.

That year, she also released her first fragrance, followed by a greatest-hits album powered by her remake of Bobby Brown's "My Prerogative."

Her next prerogative, we're guessing, is to figure out how to deal with her and K.Fed's current tax headache.

Britney Spears Shows Off "New Baby Girl" Hannah-Check Out the Adorable Puppy Pic!

(Photo) It's Britney's bitch. Literally.

But those aren't our words, those are the words of Britney Spears' latest family addition, an adorable puppy named Hannah that the X Factor judge debuted on Twitter this morning.

Looks like little Mercy might have a pet cute-off on her hands paws.

Britney's four-legged friend was shown off this morning when the proud new mama tweeted out, "I want you all to meet my new little baby girl @hannahspears < 3 How cute is she?!?!"

Probably rhetorical, but we'll answer anyway: So cute.

And made all the more so by her decision to join the tweeting masses, despite her lack of opposable thumbs. So far, Hannah has amassed more than 1,150 followers, all in just four short tweets.

"Woof!" was her inaugural missive, followed by, "Should I wear a bow? Mom says I'm a princess & that I need a bow."

After retweeting her mama's welcome message, she replied, "awww thanks mommy - I love you!"

Something tells us that the love is gonna come right back at Hannah, whose Twitter bio reads, simply, "I'm Britney's Bitch."

Lucky dog.

Britney Spears & Jamie Lynn Spears Shop in Los Angeles

(Photo) The family that shops together, stays together!

Britney Spears and sister Jamie Lynn Spears stepped out for a shopping trip at Target in Los Angeles on Sunday.

With her sons Preston, 7, and Jayden, 6, in tow, the X Factor judge, 30, couldn't look more relaxed in a button down tank, shorts and flip-flops. Meanwhile her sister, 21, sported cozy boots, shorts and a striped top as they strolled through the parking lot.

On their way out, Britney and crew were spotted enjoying drinks from Starbucks as she pushed their cart.

Demi Lovato recently spoke about what she expected from her fellow X Factor judge.

"What surprised me the most about Britney is that she's actually really quirky," Lovato told PEOPLE. "You kind of expect a legendary pop star [to] sometimes [be] like a diva or something, but she's really not. She's a sweet, down-to-earth, Southern girl."

Have you started your holiday shopping?

People's Choice Awards: 2013 Nominees

The People's Choice Awards, hosted by The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco, air live at 9 p.m. ET on Jan. 9, 2013. To vote for your favorites, check out

Favorite Celebrity Judge
Adam Levine
Britney Spears
Christina Aguilera
Demi Lovato
Jennifer Lopez

Britney Spears, Katy Perry and Cee Lo Green Fight Pandora's Proposed Pay Cut

When it comes to cutting their money, you can expect a lot of music's greatest to take action.

Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Cee Lo Green, Ne-Yo, Maroon 5 and about a hundred other artists have released an open letter to Pandora, regarding their attempt to persuade Congress to pass the Internet Radio Fairness Act, which would reduce the fees the Internet radio service pays for playing artists' music, saying that this proposal would "gut the royalties that thousands of musicians rely upon."

"We are big fans of Pandora," the letter starts. "That's why we helped give the company a discount on rates for the past decade. Pandora is now enjoying phenomenal success as a Wall Street company. Skyrocketing growth in revenues and users. At the same time, the music community is just now beginning to gain a footing in this new digital world.

"Pandora's principal asset is the music," the letter continues. "Why is the company asking Congress once again to step in and gut the royalties that thousands of musicians rely upon? That's not fair and that's not how partners work together."

According to the Los Angeles Times, Pandora officials explain that reducing their fees is necessary to keep them competitive with broadcast radio.

"Today, the discrimination is extraordinary. In 2011, Pandora paid over 50 percent of revenues in performance royalties, while SiriusXM paid less than 10 percent," reads Pandora's statement obtained by LAT. "Internet radio brings millions of listeners back to music, plays the songs of tens of thousands of promising working artists, enabling them to build their audience while receiving fair compensation."

Do you agree with the musicians or does Pandora have a point?

Britney Spears New Perfume Commercial-See Her Fantasy Looks

(Video) Which side of Britney Spears do you prefer?

The singer and X Factor host showed off four radical looks today when she debuted the commercial for her new fragrance, Fantasy Twist. (It's two perfumes in one. Yes, now you get it.)

Spears shared on her Facebook, "Really proud and excited to finally show u my Fantasy Twist commercial. Do u love?"

During the ad, the pop star walks down a hotel hallway strutting a Cleopatra-like outfit, one super glam silver sequin dress with sheer leggings, a vintage flapper getup and an all-black punk rock ensemble with a jet-black blunt bob wig.

If anything, this makes us want to play dress up.

Watch the clip and let us know which look you think Brit rocks best!

Britney Spears negotiating book deal

Pop superstar Britney Spears is set to add author to her resume - she's in negotiations to write her first novel.

The X Factor judge is close to reaching a deal with publishers at HarperCollins imprint It Books, but instead of penning her memoirs, the Toxic hitmaker is planning to follow in the footsteps of fellow reality TV star Lauren Conrad and write fiction, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Conrad rose to fame on popular MTV show The Hills, but has since reinvented herself as a fashion designer and novelist. Her first published work, 2009's L.A. Candy, became a New York Times bestseller and featured fictionalised versions of her own life experiences.

Britney Spears Trial: Family "Relieved" It's Over, Jury Calls Case "Weak"

Britney Spears and her family can heave a huge sigh of relief: Their court ordeal is officially over.

A judge dismissed the jury Friday in Sam Lutfi's defamation case against the X Factor mentor, a day after tossing out the self-described ex-manager's entire lawsuit against the pop star and her parents, Lynne and Jamie Spears, for libel, breach of contract and battery.

In addressing the jury, Judge Suzanne Bruguera said: "We have with your help made decisions in this case. Your part is complete. You are discharged. You may now talk to anyone and everyone about this case."

The pop star's family couldn't be more elated.

"We're happy. We're just thrilled it's over," Lynne Spears tells E! News exclusively, adding that the family plans to celebrate by spending the weekend with the grandkids.

In a press conference afterward, Lynne added that the most difficult part of the ordeal was "just listening to all the things that were said and being reminded of things."

Jamie's attorney, Leon Gladstone, expressed "a certain disappointment with it being over without a verdict." But in a show of gratitude, Gladstone invited all the jurors to lunch with the Spears family's attorneys, where both Jamie and Lynne reportedly planned to stop by to personally thank them.

Jurors, meanwhile, exclusively tell E! News that they had doubts about the case's prospects and remained skeptical about Lutfi's claims.

"It was a very weak case," juror Veronica Jones tells us. "We weren't given a lot of evidence to support or to come to any conclusions. I wasn't convinced he had a case, a real strong case...I kept wondering how it got this far for so many years with the facts that they had."

She also added that she "felt for Britney's mom," but called into question Lynne's decision to pen her controversial memoir, Through the Storm, that spurred Lutfi's claims of libel.

"Why should she write a book and put it out there for the world to see when her daughter was hurting," Jones wondered. "I just thought fame and money is not worth all that. It is not."

Juror Alberto Ortega, likewise, believed that Lutfi's allegations had no merit from the get-go.

"For me there was no case," he tells E! News exclusively. "I gave Lutfi the benefit of the doubt, but I didn't believe him…If you are dealing with a contract that big you should have a contract," referring to Lutfi's claims the pop star verbally committed to hiring him as a manager. "An oral contract is for someone mowing the lawn."

Britney Spears and Family Win Court Battle Against Sam Lutfi

A three-year legal battle abruptly came to an apparent end for the Spears family.

A Los Angeles judge threw out Sam Lutfi's entire lawsuit on Thursday after attorneys for Britney Spears and her family argued that he hadn't proven his case after six days of testimony.

Lutfi, 38, a onetime confidante of the singer, sued Britney for unpaid fees, her dad Jamie Spears for allegedly punching him, and mom Lynne Spears for purportedly defaming him in her 2008 book.

"I really thought long and hard about this," Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bruguera said before dismissing the case. "It's the right thing to do."

Jamie's attorney Leon Gladstone said following the hearing, "We're delighted, we feel it's the right result."

Jamie Spears, who hugged his legal team, declined to comment.

Lutfi appeared emotionless, then said, "I'm going to appeal" after leaving the courtroom.

Spears, Odom face test of live TV on 'X Factor'

Britney Spears was coolly composed on the first live episode of "The X Factor." The same can't be said for new host Khloe Kardashian Odom and her microphone.

Odom, adding to her reality TV credentials, was paired with Mario Lopez to emcee "X Factor" as the singing contest shifted Wednesday from taped to live broadcasts.

Lopez, host of "Extra," performed like the pro he is. Odom came across like the novice she is, shouting her lines despite the mic clutched in her hand and making awkward small talk with contestants and judge and executive producer Simon Cowell.

When Lopez teased 13-year-old singer Diamond White about having a boyfriend, the girl replied, "No, we're friends. My mom would kill me."

"Don't let your mom kill you," exclaimed Odom, drawing a confused smile from White.

At another point, Odom sounded like an oddly flirtatious schoolgirl as she introduced Cowell as "Mr. Sexy."

In a conference call Tuesday, Cowell had discussed expectations for his co-host, a member of reality TV's first family that includes sister Kim Kardashian. Odom's credits include "Khloe and Lamar" with husband Lamar Odom, a Los Angeles Clippers player.

She wants to "prove a point," Cowell said, noting observers had questioned Odom's readiness to steer a live program.

He warned that she would need "nerves of steel" Wednesday because she had less rehearsal time than planned.

"I kind of like to see the unpredictable and I quite like seeing people under pressure and just how they deal with it," Cowell said. Odom and Lopez replaced first-season host Steve Jones, a U.K. TV personality.

Cowell also expressed reservations about how Spears would manage.

While lauding her as "very, very good judge" so far, he told the teleconference it was unclear "what she's going to be like on a live show" involving competition between judges over the contestants they are mentoring.

Spears, a pop princess who has struggled in her personal life, including spells in rehab, proved up to the task. She heaped praise on singers and remained calm when criticism was leveled at those she's guiding.

When Cowell told one teenager that "we need to sort your vocals out," Spears shot back, "I disagree. I think you're a true star."

Of the 16 acts featured on the live "X Factor," four will be cut Thursday by Spears, Cowell, Antonio "L.A." Reid and Demi Lovato. Viewers will decide contestants' fates in following weeks.

Cowell took a moment at the start of Wednesday's show to express sympathy for Hurricane Sandy victims on the East Coast, saying, "our hearts are with you and we hope things get sorted out quickly."

An on-screen crawl invited viewers to donate to the American Red Cross.

Britney Spears' Parents File to Dismiss Sam Lutfi's Battery, Breach-of-Contract Claims

Britney Spears' parents are calling B.S. on most of Sam Lutfi's lawsuit.

A day after Lutfi's attorney rested his case, Jamie and Lynne Spears have filed to have claims of breach of contract against Britney and battery against Jamie thrown out.

Meanwhile, they have not petitioned to dismiss Lutfi's libel claim based on Lynne's treatment of him in her 2008 memoir, Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World.

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But, according to the motions for nonsuit (motions to dismiss) filed today in Los Angeles Superior Court and obtained by E! News, Lutfi has no ground to stand on when it comes to battery and breach of contract.

The documents state that Britney never gave her "reciprocal assent" to pay Lutfi 15 percent of her income in exchange for his managerial services, as he has claimed in his lawsuit and testimony given in court last week. There was no requisite "meeting of the minds" that would suggest theirs was a valid contract.

Furthermore, the motion states, as far as the battery allegation goes, Lutfi "has not presented clear and convincing evidence that Jamie Spears acted either with intent to injure him."

Lutfi has charged that Britney's father injured him by slugging him in the stomach on the morning of Jan. 29, 2008, hours after Britney was photographed and videotaped sitting outside her home and crying after jumping out of a car being driven by Lutfi.

"Jamie Spears['] daughter, Britney, was in a dire situation" when Jamie and Lutfi fought, the motion states. "In the [preceding] weeks, Britney had behaved erratically and irrationally, and had lost custody of her children." Jamie admits the encounter took place "in the midst of this series of personally disastrous events, and just after [Lutfi] had lost his temper and left Britney crying outside of her car in the midst of paparazzi," but that even Lutfi himself admitted the encounter caused him no injury.

A hearing on the motions for nonsuit (motions to dismiss) is scheduled for Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

Britney Spears Is a 'Little Nervous' About First Live X Factor Show

It's a big night for Brit!

Wednesday is the long-awaited first live show of Fox's The X Factor (8 p.m. ET), and Britney Spears, 30, has mixed emotions about the experience.

"I am a little nervous," the pop star told Extra's Terri Seymour. "But I'm excited. I'm really, really excited. I can't wait."

Spears will be joined by fellow judges Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato and L.A. Reid.

According to Cowell, the pop star may dress as a witch for the occasion – and for Halloween – though Spears says viewers will have to wait and see to find out what her costume will be. But Spears does expect some special guests to forgo trick-or-treating to be in the audience for the big night.

Of sons Sean, 7, and Jayden, 6, Spears says, "I think they'll probably come to the show, yeah."

Britney Spears' Ex-BF Adnan Ghalib -- Brit's Mom Told Me to Lie About Lutfi to Media

Britney Spears' ex-boyfriend Adnan Ghalib swears ... Brit's mom directed him to LIE to the media in 2008 in order to make Sam Lutfi seem like an evil man who caused Britney's mental breakdown.

Ghalib -- a paparazzo who briefly dated Britney during her meltdown -- just took the stand in Lutfi's defamation trial, claiming Lynne Spears personally ordered him to trash Lutfi all over town in order to turn the public against Sam.

Adnan didn't state whether he ever actually followed Lynne's alleged instructions.

Jamie Spears took the stand moments later, admitting he once "touched" Lutfi during a physical altercation ... but denied violently attacking him. Lutfi had previously testified that Jamie beat the crap out of him and punched him in the solar plexus.

The next witness is yet another paparazzo, Filipe Teixeira ... Adnan's close buddy.

X Factor's Live Shows to Start Wednesday, Not Thursday

Need more proof that The X Factor producers aren't nervous about Britney Spears' performance during the reality hit's live shows?

Fox has decided to push the start of the live editions one day earlier, and they will now start Wednesday instead of Thursday.

Hear that, Khloé Kardasian Odom? Your X Factor debut is even sooner than expected!

Khloé and cohost Mario Lopez are set to make their first appearance as the show's new hosts on Wednesday, and though Khloé recently admitted she's "nervous," we're sure she'll be great!

Thanks to the early end of the World Series, Fox bumped up the start of the live shows and The X Factor can now resume its regular airing schedule of Wednesday-Thursday. The Top 16 acts from Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, L.A. Reid and Spears' teams will perform live for the first time during the special two-hour-and-seven-minute episode, with the top finalists being revealed on Thursday.

Britney Trial: Sam Lutfi Claims "Huge Spike" in Death Threats; Lynne Spears Calls Him "Puppet Master"

If you ask Sam Lutfi, he feared for his life—and he's sticking to his story.

On the seventh day of Britney Spears' defamation trial, her ex-manager testified that he received a "huge spike" in death threats after the publication of Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World, a memoir by the popster's mom, Lynne Spears, that accused him of manipulating her daughter.

Under cross-examination from the elder Spears' attorney, Stephen Rohde, Lutfi admitted he called it a "spike" because he had received death threats in the past. Lutfi also revealed that he did not save any of the reported death threats that he had received in the mail and that he never reported any of those threats to the authorities.

Attempting to undermine Lutfi's credibility, the legal eagle asked if anyone mentioned Lynne or her book specifically in the threats and Lutfi said, "that was not true"—implying that the threats did not mention the Mama Spears allegations. Rohde then played back the latter's depositions from 2011, in which Lutfi answered the same question by saying he could not recall.

During re-direct, his attorney, Joseph Schleimer, tried to address this discrepancy in his client's accounts. When Schleimer asked Lutfi, once again, if he ever reported these death threats to law enforcement after the tome was published, this time Lutfi said he did—to the Los Angeles Police Department harassment division. Lutfi explained the apparent contradiction by stating that he had memory issues.

"Under pressure or stress or if I'm tired that my memory will fail me, and I do blank out at times," he said.

When asked by Rohde whether he could produce for the court a copy of the complaint he filed with the LAPD about the threats, he admitted he didn't have it.

On Wednesday, Lutfi testified that after Through the Storm came out portraying him as a Svengali-like figure controlling Britney's every move, people began "shunning" him, wished him dead and made him feel "depressed, anxious and suicidal."

Taking the stand for the first time this afternoon, Lynne acknowledged using terms like "predator," "fake" and "Svengali" to describe Lutfi, and she said she titled the chapter about him in her book "The General" because he had told her he had unplugged Britney's house phone, hid her cell phone and secretly put ground-up pills in her food.

"These are his exact words," Lynne said.

Lutfi was a "puppet master," she testitifed, and he "hovered over my daughter and tried to insert himself in every aspect of her life."

Though she didn't call the police, "I was very worried," Lynne said. "I kept trying to get her away from there." Earlier she spoke of talking to Lutfi "hundreds of times" while he was in Britney's life, and she admitted that he made good on a promise to reunite mother and daughter in 2007, during a period when Britney had stopped speaking to her parents.

Lynne testified that she was in Kentwood, La., when Lutfi called her crying on Jan. 3, 2008, saying had Britney locked herself in the bathroom. The pop star was transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center by ambulance later that night. Lynne said she went to California about three weeks later.

Testimony will pick back up on Tuesday with more from Robin Johnson, who was Britney's court-ordered child care monitor during the years in question. The trial is expected to last at least another two more weeks.

Britney Spears Talks X Factor, Fiancé Jason Trawick and Being Both Superhero and Mom

Even at 30 years old, Britney Spears is still very much the girl next door.

In a new interview with Lucky magazine, the pop star, X Factor judge and proud mom of Jayden James and Sean Preston reveals just how much pressure she puts on herself.

"I think most people are their own worst critics," she says. "I'm a perfectionist. I want things done a certain way. I am hard on myself but not regretful."

And if her two little boys ever want to pursue a career in showbiz? "If there was something they really wanted to do and were passionate about, I'd encourage them to follow their dreams," she says. "But I'd also be there behind the curtain saying, 'No, don't go out there.'"

Britney's sons think of her as "Mommy" at home and "a superhero" on the X Factor. "They're in the middle right now of trying to figure it out," she says.

As she tells it, their home life seems pretty normal. "We play Connect Four," she says. "We play Candy Land. Last night we read The Night Pirates."

Her fiancé Jason Trawick was "sweet" from the beginning (he was Britney's manager in 2010, boyfriend in 2011 and they were engaged in 2012). "He says he doesn't mind that I sit around in sweats all the time," she adds.

But Britney does get perks most typical moms do not. "I get, like, these giant boxes of lip gloss and nail polish, and it's like candy," she gushes. Not that she actually wears all of it. "I really just wear mascara all the time. And powder, because I have zits."

We've never noticed any blemishes, but her pointing them out sure is endearing.

Britney Spears: My Kids Think I'm a Superhero

Britney Spears's sons don't see their mom as a superstar. They do, however, think she has super powers.

"They try to figure out where I go when I go to film X Factor. They're like, 'Mommy's going off to be a superhero.' And then I get back, and they just see me as Mommy," Spears, 30, tells Lucky magazine in its December cover story of her boys Preston, 7, and Jayden, 6.

"And then when I'm back working on the show, they say, 'Oh, Mommy's a superhero again!' "

As for the other man in the pop star's life, her fiancé Jason Trawick, Spears says he also doesn't mind seeing her without her "cape" on.

Asked what sets Trawick, 40, apart from other people she's dated, Spears replied, "He was sweet … he says he doesn't mind that I sit around in sweats all the time."

"I work out. I swim. I play with the kids, I cook and I garden," she adds of her down time. "We play Connect Four. We play Candy Land."

And when Super Brit is having a style moment? "I'm old-fashioned," she says of her fashion icons. She admires Jennifer Lopez, whom she calls "a classic beauty," and Sarah Jessica Parker. "Her looks are really bright and funky and young."

The December issue of Lucky magazine hits newsstands Nov. 6.

X Factor Producers Not "Worried" About Britney Spears on Upcoming Live Shows, Say Sources

The timing is...not great. Just as Britney Spears is about to do three hours of live television per week—X Factor's live episodes begin Nov. 1—some of her darkest moments have been catapulted into the spotlight via the Sam Lufti defamation case against the Spears family.

Now, reports are surfacing (started by the Daily Mail) that X Factor producers are "nervous" about Britney's mental state, and have requested an increased time delay during the live shows.

While Fox has no comment, sources at X Factor tell us that's not true. "No one is worried about Britney any more," says one insider. "She's proven she can do this. Even her critics have come around." Adds another source who works on the show: "We have seen nothing to be concerned about. [Britney] has been professional."

Of course, it's worth mentioning that with Spears' name blasted all over the news this week, it's possible more viewers may tune in for X Factor's live shows, which will be the first time we see new judges Britney and Demi Lovato unedited.

A boost in ratings certainly would be welcomed by Fox, since NBC made the take-no-prisoners move to add new episodes of The Voice against X Factor's first live shows on Wednesday and Thursday next week. The Voice has been airing on Monday and Tuesday nights, but will not air on Tuesday because of the presidential election.

Britney Spears' Legal Bills in Sam Lutfi Trial May Top $1 Million

If you ask Britney Spears, it's not about the money but apparently the principle of the matter.

E! News has learned that the pop superstar's family has run up a nearly $1 million tab to pay for the eight-person legal team defending her in her defamation trial.

That amount, ironically, is what her former manager, Sam Lutfi, is seeking after suing Spears and her parents, Jamie and Lynne Spears, in February 2009 for breach of contract, libel, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress, especially after what he said were "false statements" about him in Lynne's book Through the Storm.

The Los Angeles lawyers defending the "Oops" singer include Leon Gladstone, Stephen Rohde, Joel Boxer and Bonita Moore, whose going rate is typically $500 an hour, but when they're in court, about $700 an hour. Additionally, Spears has her conservatorship attorneys in tow, Geraldine Wyle and Andrew Wallet.

There's also a lawyer on hand specializing in appeals in case Britney's camp needs to file one, should Lutfi's attorney attempt to revisit the issue of getting Spears to testify (a probate judge has forbidden this as she is still under a conservatorship).

Doing the math, having eight lawyers defend her will cost the hitmaker around $50,000 a day, or close to a whopping $1 million for what's expected to be a 20-day trial. That's not including all the pretrial hours such representation has no doubt already racked up.

And of course, let's not forget Spears spent roughly $1 million in legal bills in 2010 stemming from her conservatorship and other legal snafus, such as the sexual harassment suit she settled with her ex-bodyguard.

For his part, Lutfi was asking 15 percent of the $800,000 Spears earned each month for the eight months he served as her manager, which ends up being about $960,000.

So the bottom line is the Britster is paying either way. However, if Lutfi loses, she could bring a frivolous lawsuit against him asking a judge to reimburse her for her legal fees.

We'll know soon enough.

Ex-manager of Britney Spears says he was punched

Britney Spears' ex-manager described from the witness stand Wednesday a scene of domestic warfare, saying the superstar's father chased him around a kitchen, punched him and threatened his life.

Sam Lutfi, who is suing Spears' parents for defamation, testified while they watched from across the courtroom.

He denied accusations made in a book by Lynne Spears that he was a Svengali who became the gatekeeper of her daughter's world, locking her parents out of her life.

He contends he was a benevolent caretaker who protected Britney during her highly publicized meltdown.

Lutfi's direct testimony concluded in dramatic fashion as he was overcome by tears while describing the aftermath of the publication of the book.

"After the book came out, there was a huge spike of death threats that were pretty bad," he testified. "People I know were shunning me. Websites were created to kill me. People wished I was dead. People wished my family ... "

He didn't finish the sentence because he was crying.

"How did it make you feel," asked his attorney, Joseph Schleimer.

"Depressed, anxious and suicidal," Lutfi testified.

Lutfi told of days leading to Britney's hospitalization at a psychiatric unit, and jurors saw a video of the star ordering him around outside her home hours before she was taken away.

She was demanding that he let her drive her car and told him to get in the passenger seat. The scene outside her home was surreal, with TV lights and paparazzi surrounding her.

Lutfi said Britney feared her father Jamie Spears and fled her home when she heard he was coming. Lutfi said the father confronted him twice and punched him on the second visit.

"Jamie came barging into the house. He lunged at me and chased me around the kitchen island. He was spitting, yelling, shouting at me, and said I had hurt his daughter and he was going to beat the hell out of me and I'd better get out of the house," Lutfi testified.

After 10 minutes, he said, Jamie Spears was escorted out by security guards. But the next morning, he got into the house again and the battle resumed, Lutfi said.

"He cornered me in the kitchen, punched me in the solar plexus and threatened to kill me," Lutfi testified.

"How did it feel?" Schleimer asked.

"It hurt," Lutfi replied.

Asked what he did, he said, "I ran to the game room and locked myself in."

A lawyer for Spears said in opening statements that the father never physically assaulted Lutfi and merely touched him on the chest.

With Schleimer reading excerpts from Lynne Spears' book, Lutfi methodically denied every one of her accusations.

"Were you in complete control of Britney's life?" Schleimer asked.

"No," Lutfi said firmly.

"Did you attempt to keep Britney's family away?" he was asked.

"To the contrary, sir," Lutfi answered.

He denied cutting wires to phone lines in the house and hiding Britney's cellphones. He also said he never drugged the superstar.

Court proceedings ended for the day and were set to resume Thursday.

Lutfi is suing for damages for defamation and for a 15 percent share of the millions of dollars Britney made while he was with her.

The singer remains under the conservatorship of her father and has been told by a judge not to attend or testify in the trial.

She has made a remarkable comeback from her hard times, now acting as a judge on TV's "The X Factor."

Britney Spears' music label exec dismisses Lutfi's claims

The man suing Britney Spears for a large amount of money claiming he was her manager for several months was in fact a "gofer" who performed menial tasks, one of the world's top music executives testified in court on Monday.

Sam Lutfi, one of Spears' closest friends in 2007 and early 2008, never identified himself as Spears' manager or had any kind of business dealings with her music label, said Barry Weiss, the former CEO of Jive Records who signed Spears when she was 16.

"I had never heard of this guy before," Weiss said. "He was a gofer...someone who has menial tasks, like a personal assistant."

Monday was the first day of testimony in a civil trial against Britney Spears, in which her former confidante Lutfi is suing the singer for a chunk of her earnings during 2007 and 2008, when he said he managed her.

Lutfi is seeking 15 percent of Spears' earnings during a time she was making $800,000 to $1 million per month, his attorney said.

Lutfi is also suing Spears' parents, claiming Jamie Spears punched him in the chest in 2008 and Lynne Spears libeled him in her book "Through the Storm" released later that year.

The trial has torn the veil off of Spears' struggles during her meltdown in 2007 and 2008, when the singer was twice hospitalized on psychiatric hold, lost custody of her children and photographs of the singer shaving her head and swinging an umbrella made international headlines.

She was placed under her father's conservatorship, giving him control of her health and finances.

Spears, now 30, has since made a comeback with world tours hit albums and a new job as a judge on TV talent show "The X-Factor". She was not in court on Friday and is not expected to attend the trial although her parents are expected to testify.

Last week, attorneys argued before the jury over whether Lutfi ever had a valid contract with the pop star.

Her father's attorney said Spears seemed to enter a downward spiral after her breakup with Justin Timberlake. The attorney revealed Jamie Spears constantly feared his daughter's drug abuse was going to kill her, and he suspected Lutfi was taking advantage of her and making her problems worse.

Fox Renews The X Factor for Season 3

Fox has renewed The X Factor for a third season, the network announced Monday.

"I wanted you guys to be the first to know that FOX have confirmed that @TheXFactorUSA will be back next year for its third season," judge Simon Cowell tweeted. "It was important for you to be the first to know because it is thanks to your support and enthusiasm we are coming back."

This season, the singing competition is averaging 10.6 million viewers and a 3.9 rating in the adults-18-to-49 demographic, according to Fox.

Are you looking forward to another season of The X Factor?

Inside Britney Spears' New Multi-Million Dollar Home—Take a Look!

(Photo) While lawyers, jurors and reporters hear all about the meltdown of Britney Spears and who's responsible for her drug-fueled downward spiral, Britney was enjoying a frothy drink at Starbucks in Encino.

Check out her boots ... and her bangs.

Britney will not have to take the oath, because the judge in the defamation case has ruled she does not have to testify since she's currently under a conservatorship.

She may not be present in court, but Sam Lutfi is hell-bent on putting her life on trial.

Britney Spears "Changed" by Justin Timberlake Breakup, Family Attorney Says at Trial

Quick, hide the Internet from Britney Spears!

The pop star's breakup with longtime boyfriend Justin Timberlake a decade ago left Britney depressed and angry, the beginning of a downward spiral that included impulsively marrying a childhood friend in Las Vegas and drug use, an attorney for the Spears family said today in his opening statement in the defamation and breach-of-contract case brought against Britney and her parents by her ex-manager Sam Lutfi.

Britney's relationship with onetime fellow Mouseketeer Timberlake "ended painfully," attorney Leon Gladstone contended, after which her parents, Jamie and Lynne Spears, noticed a change in their daughter.

"This is a story of a close family, but not a perfect one," Gladstone began his opening remarks, a day after Lutfi's attorney painted his client as a former confidant of Britney's who tried his best to keep her off drugs and on one occasion discovered a bag of crystal meth in her house with the help of drug-sniffing dogs.

"It's a story," Gladstone continued, "of a man who actually wanted nothing more for his daughter than to live and be well. It's a story of a father who has had to step up and take action that he never thought he would have to take....actions that didn't perhaps endear his daughter to him."

Jamie Spears ultimately had to "force his daughter into rehab," counsel said. "He had to take her kids away. He had to get her into a conservatorship."

Britney underwent treatment at Promises in Malibu in early 2007 and ex-husband Kevin Federline was awarded primary custody of their sons, Sean and Jayden, that October. The conservatorship was established in February 2008 after Britney had been briefly hospitalized twice for psychiatric issues at UCLA Medical Center.

At the same time, Jamie took control of his daughter's estate, he and ex-wife Lynne (they have since reconciled, according to Gladstone) got a three-year restraining order against Lutfi, who they have accused of manipulating their daughter and marshaling the paparazzi's surveillance of her during the months he became her near-constant companion.

In 2004, Britney tied the knot with childhood pal Jason Alexander on a whim; the marriage was annulled 55 hours later. Her "bizarre" behavior led to her estranging herself from her parents, who soon after realized she was abusing drugs, Gladstone continued in court today.

Britney's whirlwind marriage to backup dancer Kevin Federline later that year actually came as a relief to Jamie, who looked at it as the beginning of a calm period in which the beleaguered star also had her two sons, Gladstone said.

But November 2006, when she filed for divorce, "was actually the beginning of the worst period of Britney's life."

Britney's manager Larry Rudolph called Jamie out in Louisiana and told him he suspected the singer was using drugs again. When Jamie arrived in L.A., Britney had shaved her head, Gladstone recounted.

According to the attorney, Jamie told her, "You are going to kill yourself or one of your kids," and that's when he pushed her to go to rehab. Britney flew to Antigua for treatment, but flew right back. Then she checked into Promises, but left after a day, prompting Federline to start proceedings to get permanent full custody of the boys. Finally, she returned to Promises for a full month, but when she left at the end of February 2007, she wasn't talking to Jamie and Lynne, Gladstone said.

"To Jamie, this was a life and death battle," he said, "and Britney at this point was at her most vulnerable—and at the point that she is at her most vulnerable, she meets Mr. Lutfi."

Lutfi, whose attorney said yesterday that he tried to get Britney to reconnect with her parents, started texting Jamie, contact the elder Spears didn't want, Gladstone said.

"Meanwhile, Britney is going from bad to worse," Gladstone continued. "She is at Rite Aid at 2 a.m. surrounded by paparazzi, and we have now heard these were arranged in advance as photo ops." (Lutfi has claimed that he would text photographers ahead of time so that the inevitable scrum around Britney would be more organized.)

That October, she lost custody of her kids and Jamie was becoming "more and more scared" due to what he was hearing about Lutfi, Gladstone said. Britney's dad started looking into a conservatorship then, but legally he didn't have grounds at the time.

But in January 2008, Britney locked herself in the bathroom with Jayden one night, and paramedics and police were called to the house. She was taken by ambulance to UCLA and, when her parents arrived, she was strapped to a gurney and "belligerent," Gladstone described.

Jamie stayed with Britney in the hospital for three days, during which time she "didn't sleep a wink," the lawyer continued. "He is trying to do everything he can to save her life."

Britney was released, but didn't seem any better. On Jan. 28, 2008, Jamie got a phone call saying Lutfi had pushed his daughter out of the car while driving her to her house in the gated Summit community of Beverly Hills. (Lutfi has maintained that Britney suddenly jumped out without warning.)

Jamie and Lynne drove over to the house separately, Gladstone said, and, it being the first time he had ever seen Lutfi in person, Jamie told him to stay away from Britney and get out of their lives. "He touched him one time," the attorney said, after which Lutfi backed away saying, "He hit me, he hit me!" It was also then that Lutfi told Jamie he had been grinding up pills to put in Britney's food, saying it was the only way to keep her on her medication.

In addition to defamation against the Spears and breach of contract against Britney, Lutfi is suing Jamie for battery, alleging he hit him in the stomach.

"Did he touch Mr. Lutfi? Yes. Did he punch Sam Lutfi? No," Gladstone said, noting that Lutfi never reported any incident to police. "As far as Jamie Spears was concerned, he was in the business of life and death."

Britney ended up hospitalized on another 5150 psychiatric hold in the early morning hours of Jan. 31, after which Jamie established the conservatorship and he and Lynne filed for a restraining order against Lutfi.

Joel Boxer, who is representing Britney in the lawsuit, told the court that Lutfi was "totally unqualified to manage a superstar."

Lutfi did sign a contract as her manager, Boxer said, but he "did not earn a dollar for Britney" and his claim that she orally agreed to give him 15 percent of her earnings is outrageous. Lutfi never followed up with Britney's money manager to complain that he wasn't getting paid and he never provided them with his social security number, Boxer said.

"Sam Lutfi tried to take advantage of a very vulnerable Britney Spears," Boxer told the jury. "Whether he gets away with it is a chapter to be written by you, ladies and gentlemen."

Sam Lutfi: Britney Spears OD'd on Amphetamines the Night She Was Committed on a 5150

Britney Spears took a huge amount of amphetamines the night she was strapped to a stretcher and placed on a 5150 hold -- so claims Sam Lutfi's lawyer in the opening statements of his defamation case.

Lutfi's lawyer, Joseph Schleimer, told the jury, on January 28, 2008, Britney had an amphetamine script filled. Schleimer says she took 6 to 8 pills early in the day, and several more later and went off the rails.

Lutfi's lawyer also said he tried to get Britney to meet with a psychiatrist 2 days before she was 5150'd, but Brit refused.

And there's this ... during Britney's disastrous appearance on the MTV Awards in 2007, Lutfi felt she was such a mess she shouldn't do it, because she was overweight and didn't rehearse, but Britney wouldn't hear it.

Britney Spears Shaved Her Head to Hide Drug Evidence ... Lutfi Claims

Britney Spears was super-paranoid that her hair contained traces of the hardcore drugs she was using -- and that's why she SHAVED IT ALL OFF during her infamous 2007 meltdown ... at least according to Sam Lutfi.

Sam's lawyer, Joseph Schleimer, has been telling the court ... Britney was a serious drug-abuser ... who had a penchant for crystal meth.

Schleimer suggested Britney was concerned that a judge would test her hair for drugs -- and when it turned up positive, she would lose custody of her kids.

So, Britney ... being Britney ... believed that if she chopped off her hair, she could beat the drug test ... at least that's what Lutfi's lawyer is implying.

Britney's side has yet to respond.

Britney Spears Trial -- Sam Lutfi's Lawyers Say Amphetamines Were the Root of Her Craziness

The "Britney Spears" trial has officially begun, and right out the gate Sam Lutfi's lawyer told the jury ... "She liked to use amphetamines. Most everything that went wrong was because of this drug."

Sam's lawyer, Joseph Schleimer, admitted in opening statements ... Sam used Adderall (an amphetamine) for ADD, but he was adamant, Sam never gave her the drug.

And Schleimer claimed, Sam repeatedly told Britney she needed to get off drugs, to no avail. Schleimer says Sam wanted to bring a new team in -- he called it "the varsity team" -- to help save her.

And Schleimer says in an attempt to clean Brit's house of drugs, he brought in a drug-sniffing dog and found a baggie of crystal meth.

Schleimer also said Britney's dad Jamie Spears attacked Sam while Sam was working for Britney, punching Sam and knocking the wind out of him.

As for Sam's managerial role with Britney -- Schleimer says Britney approached HIM to be her manager, offering 15% of her total earnings ... $800,000 a month when she wasn't on tour, and MILLIONS when she was.

Schleimer also gives Sam credit for hooking Britney up with her fiance Jason Trawick -- claiming he introduced the two at Jason's Halloween party in 2007.

Inside Britney Spears' New Multi-Million Dollar Home—Take a Look!

(Photo) Looks like the next round of X Factor contestants might go to a different home for this judge.

Singer Britney Spears has decided to build family memories in a new, beautiful house in Thousand Oaks, Calif., E! News has exclusively learned, and it only cost $8.5 million.

Practically a steal, right?

Spears' new pad, built in 2010, is slightly under 8,500 square feet and has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms, along with a pool and fireplace.

But for $8 million? Isn't that a bit much?

Well, the recording star's fortune was drastically increased recently by signing up to be a judge on The X Factor for a reported $15 million. Before that, Spears had already secured herself a healthy $32.4 million in cash, property and other assets, according to documents obtained by E! News.

We think it's safe to say, Britney will be just fine.

Britney Spears' Lawyers -- Sam Lutfi's a Drug Pusher, NOT her Manager

Britney Spears' lawyers will come out of the gate swinging in Sam Lutfi's lawsuit against her and her family ... calling BS on his argument that the singer was on drugs and he was trying to save her.

Sources connected with the case tell us ... lawyers for the conservatorship will scoff at Lutfi from the get-go, noting that he is suing her because he claims she signed a contract making him her manager.

Their point -- how can someone deep into drugs be competent enough to sign any contract, and what's the point of signing a contract if she's too wasted to perform?

Lutfi claims Britney was on meth and other drugs and he worked 24/7 to rehab her, to no avail. Lawyers for Britney and Lynne Spears will make the case that Sam was like a sleazy drug pusher and fame whore who fueled Britney with drugs to control her and isolate her from her friends and family.

Libel trial to focus on Britney Spears' meltdown

Britney Spears' darkest days are about to be revisited in a Los Angeles courtroom, but not by the resurgent pop singer.

Instead jurors will begin hearing testimony next week on claims by Spears' former manager that he was vilified and unfairly blamed for the singer's public meltdown more than four years ago. Spears' parents are defendants and will likely testify, but the panel won't hear directly from the Grammy winner.

Former Spears confidante Sam Lutfi is seeking millions of dollars from Spears and her family, claiming her mother's book lied about him drugging and isolating the pop superstar. He is also seeking a portion of the singer's profits, claiming he was a key player in her 2007 album "Blackout" and had the right to serve as her manager for years.

Instead, the singer spent much of that time recovering under a court-ordered conservatorship, with her father and fiance continuing to exert control over her personal life. It is highly unlikely the star will be a witness during the trial, although a judge has said she will consider a request by Lutfi's attorney to call Spears as a witness mid-trial if necessary.

A probate judge overseeing Spears' conservatorship has ruled that the singer's caretakers should not allow her to testify "under any circumstances." Lutfi's attorney has cited the singer's record tour and her current role as a judge on Fox's "The X Factor" as reasons for why the singer should testify, but he may have to settle for the testimony of Spears' divorced parents, father Jamie Spears and mother Lynne Spears.

Jury selection began Friday and will continue on Tuesday, with opening statements expected later in the week.

The case is the culmination of years of acrimony between Lutfi and Spears' family and conservators, who successfully obtained a restraining order against him to keep him from contacting the singer or trying to intervene in her life. The order has expired, but conservatorship attorneys are seeking repayment for more than $93,000 in legal fees — a judgment Lutfi is appealing.

Lutfi sued in February 2009, roughly a year after Spears was hospitalized and placed under the conservatorship to take control of her health and finances. The move by Jamie Spears came after months of erratic behavior by his daughter, including shaving her head, speaking in a British accent and other bizarre incidents that also led to her losing custody of her two sons with ex-husband Kevin Federline.

Lutfi was a constant presence around Spears during the tumultuous period. In his court case he maintains that he was trying to help her, though her parents paint a more sinister picture. They say Lutfi drugged and isolated their daughter — cutting her phone line and hiding her cellphones — and used the paparazzi as "henchmen."

Many of the claims were included in court filings used to obtain the conservatorship, but Lynne Spears included them in her 2008 book "Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World." Lutfi is suing for libel and defamation based on three chapters in the book that describe him as a "general" to the paparazzi and portray him as a man trying to manipulate not only the singer, but her mother.

Lutfi claims he was trying to aid Spears' career and help her regain custody of her children. The book's allegations have caused him to be "subjected to unfathomable amounts of ridicule and public scorn," his lawsuit states.

Lutfi's attorney, Joseph Schleimer, and attorneys for the Spears family declined comment on the trial, which may last nearly three weeks.

Lynne Spears' attorney, Stephen Rohde, has noted in pretrial hearings that the burden is on Lutfi to prove that the statements in the book are untrue and that his client knew they were false.

A judge has also limited the case against Jamie Spears, who Lutfi accuses of hitting him in the chest at the singer's house shortly before the conservatorship's establishment. Lutfi is no longer entitled to recoup damages for emotional distress if a jury finds that a battery occurred.

Britney Spears -- She's Worth a FORTUNE

Britney Spears is crazy like a fox, because she's accumulated a fortune ... way MORE THAN $32 million ... TMZ has learned.

According to new docs filed in her conservatorship case, as of December 31, 2010, the conservators reported assets totaling $32,376,140.90. Sources connected with the conservatorship tell TMZ, that figure does not include a number of valuable assets.

On top of that, since 2010, Britney had a successful concert tour that raked in $68 million and she signed a $15 million deal with "X Factor."

Now get this. We also got the lowdown on what Britney spent in 2010 alone. The items include:

-- Child Support and Care: $303,673.72
-- Cleaning expenses: $27,265
-- Personal grooming and wardrobe: $61,295.12
-- Automobile expenses: $59,351.92 (and she didn't even buy a car that year)
-- Rent for Calabasas house: $19,000 a month
-- Electric Bill: $5,629.43 in just one month
-- Gas Bill: $1,841 in just one month
-- Water Bill: $2,278.27 in just one month

One thing's for sure ... Britney isn't cash poor. As of the end of 2010, she had cash on hand totaling $14,740,566.71.

That's a lot of Fanta.

'X Factor' Lies -- Simon Cowell & Britney Spears' Houses WERE FAKES

"X Factor" producers tried to pull the wool over your eyes last night -- because TMZ has learned Simon Cowell and Britney Spears' mansions on the show weren't their homes at all ... in fact, one actually belongs to MLB star Alex Rodriguez.

In case you missed last night's episode, groups of contestants were invited to perform at four different homes around the country -- each allegedly belonging to one of the show's four judges.

But it was ALL A LIE -- "Simon's" Miami pad actually belongs to A-Rod. The baseball star listed the home in August for $38,000,000, but it's still on the market. Simon's real house is in Beverly Hills.

It's unclear who really owns the Malibu home Britney appeared in last night, but one thing's for certain -- Britney does NOT own that Malibu home. Her real home is in Calabasas, many miles away.

As for the other two homes -- we can't say for SURE if they're bogus, but we're betting none of the judges wanted their real homes on public display.

Sorry to burst your celeb real estate bubble.

'The X Factor's' Britney Spears: 'It's so embarrassing' when 'nobody agrees with me'!

Zap2it: How are you dealing with making judgments of contestants on "The X Factor" that seem to go against what the audience is thinking?

Britney Spears: It's so embarrassing! You're like, "Why are people not liking me right now?" Sometimes I don't feel like somebody has potential, and nobody agrees with me. It's happened probably four or five times.

Zap2it: Do you get the sense that, with you and Demi Lovato on board now, "The X Factor" feels like a new show to those who were there last season?

Britney Spears: I feel like it brings a whole new energy to the show, definitely. I think Nicole [Scherzinger] and Paula [Abdul] were really great, so to have such a dramatic change like that, I'll bet it even made Simon [Cowell] and L.A. [Reid] nervous.

Zap2it: You certainly know about drawing attention, and that seems to go with the territory for celebrity judges on television competitions. Did you come into this ready for that?

Britney Spears: Well, I hope I'm ready. I'm just taking it one day at a time.

Zap2it: Was being able to stay in one place with your children, except for traveling to the auditions, a big consideration for you in doing "The X Factor"?

Britney Spears: Yeah, it did come into play ... but when I'm working, my children stay with their father until I come home. We just have this whole balanced way of doing things, and it just kind of works out.

Rihanna and Britney Spears Launch Dueling New Fragrance Ads: Both Naughty, Sexy and Sleek

(Photo) Both Rihanna and Britney Spears unveiled bold print ads for their latest fragrances within days of each other, and they are not to be missed.

Hot on the heels of her recent Chris Brown makeout session (and fallout), Rihanna tweeted the ad for her third fragrance, Nude over the weekend. The provocative still shows the sexy songbird as a platinum blond bombshell wearing a flesh-toned bra and not much else. The mood is coy, playful and uninhibited, as if she was in the middle of a glamorous bedroom romp. If there's one thing RiRi thrives on, it's raising some eyebrows and this Twitpic did just that.

Meanwhile, Britney's fantasy twist campaign, a striking black and white image by Ellen von Unwerth captures the pop princess in two lights (blonde and glamorous vs. dark and edgy) to demonstrate her multi-faceted life in the spotlight. The split shot also speaks to the product, which is actually a combo package of her two previous scents (fantasy and MIDNIGHT fantasy) all wrapped into one sleek two-toned bottle. How's that for reinventing her image?

So, tell us! Which fragrance campaign do you like better?

Britney Spears Breaks Down in Tears on The X Factor

(Photo) Day two of The X Factor's boot camp proved too much for many of the contestants – and for Britney Spears, too.

In Miami for the second round of competition, which will cut the number of contestants down to just 24 acts, Britney and her fellow judges pitted singers against each other to perform at the same time.

"To be fair, they both got to chose the same song, and they both decide themselves which part of the song to sing," Simon Cowell explained. "So it's entirely in their hands."

In other words, the task was designed to bring out the contestants' competitive side. It also brought out plenty of tears.

After a number of contestants caved to the pressure of the competition – including country crooner Willie Jones and Austin, Texas, native LaTasha Robinson, who both broke down on stage – a stressed-out-looking Britney said, "You can tell that the pressure is really getting to them."

And it was clearly getting to her. When Jordan Shane, 15, forgot her words and burst into tears, Demi Lovato said, "that was so painful to watch."

Britney, turning to L.A. Reid, said, "I don't like that she's crying. It makes me want to cry ... I don't want to cry."

Replied L.A., "You already are."

"I couldn't help getting emotional," Spears Tweeted Thursday. "It's so hard to watch them crack under pressure when I know they want it so badly."

Forbes' List of Hollywood's Highest-Paid Women

Not too much of a surprise here.

Forbes magazine released their list of Hollywood's Highest-Paid Women, and the No. 1 spot went to none other than Oprah Winfrey, who also topped the mag's list of highest paid celebrities.

But she was joined by a number of familiar faces.

Coming in at grand total of $165 million between May 2011 and May 2012, Winfrey was light-years away from No. 2 on the list—Britney Spears with $58 million, $107 million less than Winfrey.

In third place is Taylor Swift, who at only 22 years old, is the youngest woman on this list with $57 million.

The rest of the list was full of ties between women earning the same amount this past year. Rihanna and Ellen DeGeneres tied with $53 million each, Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga tied with $52 million and then there was a three-way tie between Gisele Bündchen, Katy Perry and—wait for it—Judge Judy for $45 million.

Talk about girl power.

Britney Spears Accuser -- A Drug-Sniffing Dog Found Crystal Meth In Her Home

Sam Lutfi -- the self-proclaimed manager of Britney Spears who is suing her for defamation -- claims in new legal docs a drug-sniffing dog found a cache of crystal meth in her home.

The allegations were filed in connection with the upcoming trial. Lutfi claims Britney, along with her parents Lynn and Jamie -- defamed him by saying he drugged the singer during her dark period.

In the docs, Lutfi talks about what he would want Britney to testify about. As of now, she will not take the stand because a judge has found she is not competent to testify as a result of the conservatorship.

Lutfi says in the docs Britney should testify about an incident in 2007 ... he claims he "brought drug-sniffing dogs into her home ... and they found a cache of crystal methedrine, which was destroyed."

Lutfi goes on ... "Britney should further testify that drug dogs found 'hot spots of drug residue in the carpeting, where her young sons [ages 1 and 3] played during visits."

Lutfi says he covered it up by shampooing and eventually replacing the carpet.

Lutfi also claims Britney told him her dad Jamie "was a violent racist," and an abusive alcoholic.

For the record ... Jamie became Britney's conservator and is widely credited with saving her life.

Britney's reps could not immediately be reached for comment.

See Britney Spears's New Multicolored Mane

(Photo) She’s gone blonde, brunette, even bald, but this is something we’ve never seen on Britney Spears before.

The pop star debuted teal, blue and hot pink tips over the weekend at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. And Spears must have been happy with how her My Little Pony-inspired mane came out because she decided to stick with the look, wearing it out in Calabasas, Calif., on Monday.

We’re used to seeing this kind of bold ‘do from her X Factor co-judge Demi Lovato, but Spears has been playing it relatively safe with her strands since joining the show, sticking with her signature blonde color.

So, we’re a little surprised to see the singer sport such a funky hairstyle. That said, we have to give Spears props for trying something fresh (and having the style sense to rock her Technicolor mane with a simple LBD).

Lovato would surely love Spears’s new locks. But with rumors once again swirling that Simon Cowell demanded Spears overhaul her wardrobe, we do have to wonder what the tough critic would say about this new look. Tell us: What do you think of Spears’s bright hair?

Britney won't testify in court battle with 'ex-manager'

Britney Spears is preparing for court next week against her self-proclaimed former manager, Sam Lutfi.

Lutfi filed a massive lawsuit against the Spears family in 2009 for defamation, breach of contract and unpaid management fees. He claimed that Britney’s parents "began a campaign of slander, libel and defamation aimed at discrediting, destroying and physically and emotionally intimidating Lutfi in order to drive him out of Britney's life."

However, not only does the pop singer deny that Lutfi has ever managed her, she won’t even be able to testify during the trial. According to documents obtained by RadarOnline, Britney’s conservators are arguing that she is not mentally competent to defend herself.

The defense's opening statement allegedly reads: "This case was filed by Plaintiff Sam Lutfi against Defendants Lynne Irene Spears, James Parnell Spears, and their daughter Britney Jean Spears in February 2009. In 2008, the Los Angeles Superior Court ordered that a conservatorship be established for Britney. The conservatorship continues to the present; thus, she is under the supervision and control of the court. As a conservatee, Britney is not allowed by law to defend herself. The court has directed her to be defended by her two Co-Conservators, Andrew Wallet and Mr. Spears."

According to the gossip site, Spears' fiancé Jason Trawick, her parents, talent agent Kevin Huvane and current manager, Larry Rudolph are all expected to take the stand against Lutfi. Other witnesses reportedly expected to testify include Britney's ex-assistant, Ali Sims, former manager Lou Taylor, who has worked with the singer over the years, and a slew of lawyers including Laura Wasser, who represented Britney in divorce proceedings against Kevin Federline.

Spears' team livid with 'Glee' bosses

Britney Spears' handlers are livid after watching the stars of Glee ridicule the pop star's public meltdown just minutes after her latest appearance on The X Factor on Thursday night.

The latest Glee episode was billed as a second tribute to the Toxic hitmaker - but instead of just reworking the singer's hits on the show, creator Ryan Murphy and his writers recreated Spears' 2008 breakdown, even filming a scene in which Heather Morris' character, Brittany S. Pierce, attacks a high school journalist with an umbrella, and another where she lip syncs and appears distant and out-of-step during a performance.

The real Britney attacked paparazzi with an umbrella as they hounded her following a head-shaving incident - something else that was referenced on Glee - and Spears was savaged for an ill-conceived 2007 performance of Gimme More at the MTV Video Music Awards, where she appeared to be more than a little out of sorts.

Ironically, the latest Glee episode aired directly after Spears' The X Factor show - on the same channel.

Calling the drama a "low blow" during his Access Hollywood Live show on Friday morning, U.S. TV personality Billy Bush revealed he had been in touch with Spears' longtime manager Larry Rudolph, who revealed he had not seen or heard about the episode before it aired on the Fox channel.

Bush said, "I can tell you that Britney's manager, Larry, is livid. He's not happy."

Britney Spears Sings 'Happy Birthday' to L.A. Reid on The X Factor

Auditions continued on The X Factor Wednesday – but on night three of the second season one singer stood out from the crowd of contestants for her sheer star power: judge Britney Spears.

The superstar showed off her vocal talents by performing a classic tune, "Happy Birthday," for co-judge L.A. Reid, who turned 56 on June 7, when the show was taped.

It was a treat for fans of Spears, who rarely goes a cappella on TV.


And there were no harsh critiques from judge Simon Cowell, who was out sick during this part of the auditions.

He was replaced on the panel by Irish music manager Louis Walsh.

Wednesday's episode also showed the taping in Kansas City where the judges first walked out of the auditions after contestant Deangelo Wallace performed a shamelessly bad version of "With You" by Chris Brown.

Wallace, 19, left with the $3,000 microphone and was later arrested by police.

Britney Spears Throws Video Game-Themed Party for Her Boys: All the Details

Britney Spears threw a video game-themed birthday party last Saturday for her boys to celebrate Preston, who turned 7 on Sept. 14, and Jayden, who turned 6 on Sept. 12.

"The whole family had a great time," a source close to Spears tells PEOPLE of the afternoon bash held at Sky High Sports, an indoor trampoline park in Woodland Hills, Calif.

"Britney really enjoyed herself," adds the source of Spears, who at one point hopped on the trampolines herself to jump around with niece Maddie, 4, and played video games in Sky High's arcade.

Also at the bash: The X Factor judge's fiancé Jason Trawick; her father Jamie; brother Bryan and his wife Graciella; and adorable young British music enthusiasts – and frequent guests of The Ellen DeGeneres Show – Sophia Grace and Rosie, whom Spears met on the talk show recently.

Preston and Jayden's friends enjoyed pizza, ice cream and a Call of Duty-inspired cake. The birthday boys also opened a few gifts including Spider-Man gear and Nerf blasters.

"They loved them," says the source.

Britney Spears Throws Birthday Blowout for Sons Sean and Jayden

It was a special weekend for Sean Preston and Jayden James.

Britney Spears threw a huge party on Saturday to celebrate the birthdays of her adorable boys at an arcade and trampoline park called Sky High in Calabasas, Calif., a source confirms to E! News.

Sean turned 7 Friday while Jayden reached the big 6 last Wednesday.

Aside from Brit, her fiancé Jason Trawick and her father, Jamie Spears, around 20 kids—including Sophia Grace and Rosie from Ellen—enjoyed games and cake, but not the war excitement of opening presents. (That was done in the privacy of their own home.)

Either way, our source tells us the party was a huge success!

"Britney was smiling ear-to-ear during the whole party and enjoyed watching her kids play with their friends. It was a really lovely occasion, everyone was in a good mood and in the spirit of the birthday. She looked overjoyed and at one point was singing happy birthday to them."

They add, "Jason and Britney were beaming and couldn't have been more proud of Jayden James and Sean Preston."

Britney Spears -- Braves the Heat for 'X Factor' Taping

(Photo) Britney Spears had to endure the brutal Southern California heatwave yesterday as the singer-turned-judge taped several scenes for "X-Factor" in Malibu.

We're told Brit was on location in the Bu for two days braving the 100-degree heat that has been beating down on SoCal lately. She taped one-on-one segments with her chosen group of contestants ... where she decided who to keep and who to send home.

She was joined by Will.I.Am -- who she invited to be her celebrity mentor for her team of "X" hopefuls.

Britney gets mean, but "X Factor" debut still sinks

Britney Spears showed off her mean streak as the new talent judge on "The X Factor," but the TV singing contest stumbled with American viewers, drawing a smaller audience than last year and getting drowned out by "The Voice" and "America's Got Talent."

In a first head-to-head battle of three talent shows, an average 8.5 million Americans - about 3.5 million or 32 percent down from the 2011 opener - watched Spears and singer Demi Lovato make their debuts in the heavily-hyped two-hour season premiere of Fox show "The X Factor" on Wednesday.

Spears, the 30-year-old pop star who is reportedly being paid around $15 million a year, impressed critics and fans with cutting remarks and a no-nonsense dismissal of bad contestants vying for a $5 million prize and recording contract.

"I felt like I was listening to Alvin and the Chipmunks," she told one contestant. "I wanna know who let you onstage. I feel uncomfortable with you even staring at me," Spears told another.'s Marc Schneider said the "Toxic" singer "cast off her vacant-eyed reputation and showed herself to be a pro at delivering the kind of deliberate, tough-to-swallow feedback that often goes unsaid during these kinds of reality competitions."

But according to early Nielsen data, some 11 million tuned into the finale of "America's Got Talent" on NBC and 10.7 million watched a third episode this week of "The Voice", also on NBC, with celebrity music judges Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine.

The competition was tougher in the 18-49 age group most prized by advertisers, with "X Factor" edging out a narrow win against "The Voice." NBC emerged as the most-watched U.S. network of Wednesday night and Fox was the overall winner in the 18-49 demographic.


"The Voice," the brightest light in struggling NBC's programming for several years, moved to a twice-a-year schedule this season in a closely watched decision.

NBC executives decided late last week to add a third night in the show's opening week, putting "The Voice" in direct competition for viewers with British entrepreneur Simon Cowell's revamped "The X Factor."

Cowell recruited Spears this year after he fired judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger and host Steve Jones, following a disappointing first season.

Despite the slump in viewers, Spears and former Disney Channel star Lovato were a hit on social media. Social TV analytics firm Bluefin Labs said "X Factor" triggered about 1.4 million comments on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms on Wednesday, making it the most social season TV premiere of all time.

Lovato, 20, proved every bit Spears' equal in the popularity stakes, shedding tears over the tale of a 19-year-old contestant who broke down on stage when recalling how she, like Lovato, had been bullied at school.

Twitter hashtags #AwwwDemi and #DemiLovato were among the top trends on Twitter after the show on Wednesday.

"Pound-for-pound, Wednesday night's two-hour season two premiere of the 'X Factor' packed more emotional highs and lows into just two audition segments than most one-hour dramas manage in an entire episode," commented Gil Kaufman on MTV News.

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'The X Factor' premiere: Britney Spears steals the show

"The X Factor" Season 2 came back with two new faces on the judges panel -- pop stars Britney Spears and Demi Lovato. We were a little nervous about Britney, we'll admit.

As a high schooler when she hit it big, we suppose we were in the wheelhouse for her music, but it never really did anything for us. Then she went on to be kind of a hot mess there for awhile. So we really weren't sure how this was going to go -- is she the new Paula? (And not old-school "Idol" Paula, but recent years, kind of cuckoo-for-cocoa-puffs Paula.)

Instead, Britney turned out to be rather awesome. The best was the juxtaposition with her opening statement of, "It's really intimidating because having to sit there and be opinionated on people achieving their dreams is going to be really hard for me."

To a montage of her laying the smack down, which included these bon mots:

"The singing came in and it wasn't very -- it wasn't very nice."

"You need a new teacher to teach you how to sing."

"I felt like I was listening to Alvin and the Chipmunks."

"I think you're like Vanilla Ice meets Lauryn Hill meets 'West Side Story.'"

"I think you're confused with your direction."

And our personal favorite -- "I want to know who let you on stage. I feel uncomfortable with you even staring at me."

It was kind of delightful. And her reunion with former duet partner Don Philip also showed a very emotional, vulnerable side. It actually made us feel so bad for her because that must have been really hard.

So our minds = changed. We're on board with Britney.

What did you think of the "X Factor" premiere?

Britney Spears Isn't Afraid of Being Booed on The X Factor

If you don't like Britney Spears's choices on the new season of The X Factor, go ahead and let her know.

Just don't expect her to be fazed by it.

"We got more comfortable in telling our opinions without being afraid of the booing," Demi Lovato told PEOPLE Tuesday of herself and fellow judge Spears. "When Britney and I first started on this show, we were looking at each other like, "What do we do? We're so nervous!' "

A confident Spears added of prepping for the live shows later in the season, "There's no way of prepping, really. You just get ready and you go out there and you do it."

Simon Cowell agrees that the longtime pop star is ready for her new role. "She's fearless," he told reporters of Spears, 30. "When she says 'no' or disagrees, she couldn't care less."

But that wasn't always the case. "The first day, the second she said 'no,' everyone booed her and that happened a lot and I think she found it very intimidating," says Cowell, 52.

But now, Cowell says of Spears, "I think she's really enjoying doing something other than singing. I think she likes being part of a team."

And while Spears has gotten lots of attention for being a tough judge on the reality show, she thinks there's someone else at the judges' table who's even tougher. "I think Demi [is], I just do," says Spears. "She's a little younger than me so she's a spitfire."

"That wouldn't be the first time I've been called that," joked 20-year-old Lovato.

"I don't have any rivalry with [Britney], friendly or not," added Lovato. "I have a rivalry with Simon for sure. And you know what? It's not so friendly."

Bass came out to Spears in 2004

Gay pop star Lance Bass 'came out' to pal Britney Spears in 2004 in a bid to comfort the Toxic hitmaker during the break down of her short-lived Las Vegas marriage.

Spears exchanged vows with her childhood friend Jason Alexander in Sin City on 3 January, 2004, but their marriage lasted only 55 hours and was later annulled.

The subsequent media frenzy about the nuptials sent Spears spiralling into depression, and Bass decided to share his deepest secret with his friend in a desperate bid to cheer her up.

The 'N Sync star, who was on hand for the ill-fated ceremony, went public with his sexuality two years later.

He says, "The way I came out to Britney was, it was her first marriage, when she got married in Vegas, that little 24-hour one.

"So I was up there for that, and she was kind of upset because she knew what was gonna happen the next day, and all the press, and the only thing I could think of to kind of calm her down and make her stop crying was, 'I'm gay.'

"She stopped crying and it was great."

X Factor Premiere Preview: Britney Spears Brings the Mean, Demi Lovato Brought to Tears

Move over, Simon Cowell.

Britney Spears is proving she can bring the mean—or shall we say blatant honesty—that comes with being an X Factor judge, too!

We caught a sneak peek at tonight's season two premiere of the Fox reality competition show and have all the singing scoop on Spears and Demi Lovato's judging debut. So how did they do?

The auditions begin in Austin, Texas, with one of the night's best talents—21-year-old mother Paige Thomas, who blows the judges' socks off with an emotional story and performance of Mary J. Blige's "I'm Going Down" that leaves Cowell mouthing, "Wow!"

"You remind me of a girl I met about five or six years ago in my office and her name was Rihanna," L.A. Reid tells Thomas before she receives four "yeses" from the panel.

The next act, wacky 50-year-old Shawn Armenta performing his own song, "Candy Girl," brings the fire out of both Lovato and Spears with his joke of an audition.

"A lot of people work really, really hard for their dreams, but it's not meant for everybody," Lovato tells Armenta, who ungraciously fights back at the judges' criticisms. "That's why you use Auto-tune and I don't," Armenta replies.

"I want to know who let you on stage," Spears scowls. "I feel uncomfortable with you just staring at me." Needless to say, he doesn't make it through.

The auditions continue with a montage of Spears unleashing the "nos" on a bevy of unsuccessful contestants.

"It wasn't very good," "that was just kind of bad," "you need a new teacher to teach you how to sing," "I felt I was listening to Alvin and the Chipmunks" and "I think you're confused with your direction," are just some of the 30-year-old pop superstar's meanie judge critiques that give Cowell a run for his money. "I feel like you're Vanilla Ice meets Lauryn Hill meets West Side Story," Spears tells one particularly confused contestant.

Spears' mean streak stops in San Francisco. She, along with the other four judges, send through a hunky boy band named Emblem3 and a colorful 21-year-old cake decorator dressed in drag.

The X Factor premiere episode ends in Providence, R.I., where the judges come across two showstopping contestants. First, Jennel Garcia, 18, wows the judges and the audience with her sultry old-school rock performance of Grace Potter's "Paris."

Then 19-year-old Jillian Jensen brings the night's most emotional audition with a backstory of bullying and heartache that resonates strongly with Lovato.

"You can feel that pain," Lovato says during Jensen's performance of Jessie J's "Who You Are" before breaking out in tears. The 20-year-old "Skyscraper" songstress even walks on stage to comfort Jensen with a hug as the crowd applauds and gives a standing ovation.

"When you sang, you broke my heart," Lovato gushes while wiping away tears. "I can't wait for the bullies at home to see this." Backstage, Cowell even admits to coming close to tears. "You do have a heart!" Lovato teases.

Now we want to hear from you. Are you excited to watch Spears and Lovato on the X Factor?

'The X Factor': Britney Spears says Demi Lovato and girl power 'really helped'

Beginning its second season in the U.S., the British hit "The X Factor" returns with two intriguing new factors of its own.

Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger have departed the panel of judges, opening slots for Britney Spears and Demi Lovato to join series mentor Simon Cowell and his fellow returnee L.A. Reid when the Fox talent competition launches its U.S. sophomore round Wednesday, Sept. 12, with an episode billed as the first half of a season premiere that concludes the next night.

For music superstar Spears -- who started out under similar circumstances as a "Star Search" contestant -- "The X Factor" provides a major opportunity for her to redefine herself to the mass public. And she knows it.

"It's the most different thing I've ever done in my career," she tells Zap2it. "I've done six or seven tours and a bunch of albums, and I know how all of that works. Actually doing a television show and being a judge is just so new for me, that's why I like it, because it is so different ... but I can bring a lot from my experiences."

Throughout the summer, Spears was present for auditions in such cities as San Francisco, Providence, R.I., and Austin, Texas. Though that enabled her to start honing her judging technique, she concedes she has a way to go.

"We find our niche as we're doing it," she says. "I have a great team around me with Simon and L.A. and Demi, and we just kind of vibe each other out and see what the others think."

The fact that Disney Channel alum and "Give Your Heart a Break" hit-maker Lovato also is new to "The X Factor" is a major plus for Spears, who reflects, "I was extremely nervous the first day. I felt like I was going to come out of my body, but having her there and knowing it was her first time, too -- just that girl power and everything -- really helped."

Despite those early jitters, Spears maintains she wouldn't have taken the job if she didn't feel she had something to bring to it. "I've been in show business since I was a baby," she notes. "At a recital when I was 3 years old, I went to the top of the stage, turned around and told everybody they were doing it wrong. I feel I can bring a lot from my experiences of knowing what it takes and what you have to go through, the whole process of the entertainment industry.

"I can bring a lot of support for these artists and really spot the ones who are the best and do have the potential to fulfill their dreams. A lot of people have amazing voices, but it takes that 'Je ne sais quoi' (I don't know what) quality to make them stand out and make us want to watch. I think the most fun thing about this is finding that."

And Spears knows, from the other side, what a challenge it can be to show that. "It's the hardest thing ever," she says in recalling her "Star Search" days. "I won my first audition, then the second one, I lost to a guy who was actually my friend. I was 8 years old, and I was completely devastated. I just thought the world had ended, I cried so hard.

"It's really hard for the people who come on this show, even the ones who really believe in themselves and are just average, because they have to have that spark. It's a hard place to be in, to give constructive criticism, but you just have to do it."

With a background of hits such as "Baby ... One More Time," "Oops! ... I Did It Again" and "I Wanna Go," plus album sales of approximately 100 million, Spears has recharged her music career in recent years after a parade of headlines about personal controversies. She appears to be embracing her "X Factor" gig fully, and it doesn't hurt that a reported $15 million paycheck goes with it.

"At first, I really wasn't sure," she says, "and skeptical about the whole thing. I didn't know how it would be perceived, but I talked to Simon on the phone, and he is an absolute doll. His being so nice and kind influenced me a lot."

It's also helped Spears deal with those moments thus far when an "X Factor" hopeful has used one of her songs. She deems it "really kind of flattering. They usually come with an outfit (like the ones in Spears' music videos) and the whole thing; and a lot of them don't really sing, they just perform. They're very interesting to watch, but most of them don't have the kind of voice we want. A couple of them have done Demi's songs as well, but those are hard to copy."

Realizing that TV talent competition judges develop their own approaches to the job, Spears says she takes comfort in that as she shapes her own judging identity.

"I try to be an individual and have my own perspective on things, but Simon will throw you off sometimes," she says. "In your head, you really think someone has potential ... then he'll come out and say something like, 'That was horrible. Really, really bad.' And you realize his point after a while. He really breaks it down, and that's what I find so interesting. Sometimes the audience will boo you, and you feel like such a loser, but you have to stick to your guns."

X Factor' season premiere preview: 5 reasons to watch

Tonight's the big night for "The X Factor." It's the season two premiere and the debut of Britney Spears and Demi Lovato at the judges' table, right next to returning favorites Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid.

But last night FOX held a world premiere screening of the first episode at Hollywood's Chinese Theater, and all the judges were on hand afterward for an audience Q&A. If the crowd at the Chinese is any indication, there's plenty of excitement for the show's return, especially the new judges. The screams for Demi were loud, and the screams for Britney were deafening, throughout both the screening and the Q&A.

Even better news: the premiere episode is rock solid reality TV. Slick, well produced, funny and moving in all the right places, it immediately establishes season two as a bigger, better "X Factor."

Without getting too spoiler-y, here are the top five things to look for in tonight's premiere:

1) To see Britney and Demi overcome their nerves

Day one of judging auditions wasn't easy for either Spears or Lovato. They feel the pressure and their nerves are on full display in an on screen conversation Britney has with her manager, and a playful interaction backstage between Simon and Demi. Ever the supportive type, Cowell assures Lovato there's nothing to worry about. The worst that could happen is she'd do a terrible job and completely end her career. Thanks, Simon!

2) The judges actually have chemistry, and work well together

Once the auditions start up, there's almost no worries about how the judging quartet will fare. They may be a bizarre sight together (two older men, two younger women, all with seemingly little in common), but chemistry is a weird and unpredictable thing, and these four have it. There's no awkwardness, no feeling from any of the four that they'd rather be anywhere else, and Simon is noticeably more relaxed. He doesn't look worried about carrying the show on his back, he's got Britney now. "If I'm comfortable with someone it means I can argue with them and laugh with them," Cowell said at the Q&A. "And I'm always going to be comfortable with both these girls."

3) There's more drama both on and off the stage

Audition shows are usually all about the performances, sprinkled with a few fancy packages that either explore a hopeful's personal life (maybe a relative died or is dying, or they've got adorable kids at home to support) or make it clear just how weird they are. But "The X Factor" takes it a step further with fly on the wall footage from the audition waiting rooms and backstage. We actually get to see various hopefuls interact, and there's no annoying host to step in and spoil the fun.

"We've been making these shows for 10 or 11 years and we've always seen them told in the same ways," Cowell explained at the Q&A. "I was curious as a viewer, 'Is there competitiveness between the contestants?' We allowed you the viewers to see something you've never seen before. And we deliberately didn't add a voiceover to tell you how to feel. It's almost like a documentary."

4) Britney isn't afraid to get critical

The first time we see Britney react to a bad audition, she's practically in shock. But it doesn't take long for Spears to step it up and unleash her thoughts on the people on stage. One of the premiere episode's highlights is a snappy montage of Spears' put-downs: some gentle, some not so much. She's definitely not taking the Paula Abdul "Good job! Nice try!" route.

At the Q&A, her fellow judges were full of compliments. "I think it was a pleasant surprise," Reid noted, before turning to Spears directly and adding: "You were incredible."

Lovato chimed in, "She's hilarious, right?"

And Cowell slyly proclaimed, "As I said, [Britney is] the new queen of mean."

5) There's a blast from Britney's past

Some information about this one leaked out when the auditions were filmed over the summer, but one of the "X Factor" hopefuls has a special connection to Spears. And their dramatic reunion is one of the premiere episode's many watercooler moments. We won't spoil what happens, but we will say the audience at the screening got awfully quiet during this part.

Are you planning to watch Britney, Simon, Demi and L.A. on "The X Factor" premiere?

Judge Britney rules on 'X Factor,' Demi charms

Judge Britney Spears is in control on "The X Factor."

During the season debut airing Wednesday on Fox, the audience cheers her, Simon Cowell defers to her and Spears is crisp, if not a wit, in her contestant verdicts.

We get the pop princess who knows how to hold the spotlight, not the young woman who has struggled in her personal life, in the taped premiere of "X Factor." Live episodes start airing in November.

In the episode screened Tuesday night at Grauman's Chinese Theater, Spears frets that it will be difficult to "sit there and be opinionated."

Not so much.

"I want to know who let you onstage," she says to a contestant who insulted Demi Lovato, the other freshman joining Simon Cowell and Antonio "L.A." Reid as a judge.

"I felt I was listening to Alvin and the Chipmunks," she tells one singer. "You're flawless," she says to another.

Jitters may be making her matter-of-fact, and even stern, but she appears unlikely to morph into a Paula Abdul-style pushover even if she gets more comfortable. Her "X Factor" style: sleek, form-fitting dresses and an impressive array of frowns and surprised smiles.

Cowell, the show's creator, executive producer and the Scrooge of compliments, practically beamed as he tended to give Spears the last word on contestants — which often is "no," at least as this episode has it.

"You're very good at this," he tells Spears at one point. "Everyone says I'm the mean one," he adds later.

At one point, when a pained-looking Spears joins the panel in rejecting a singer she'd recorded with, and who is attempting a comeback, she hangs onto her composure.

There are more changes to "X Factor" than the addition of Spears and Lovato, who replaced season one Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger after the show fell short of Cowell's high-flying ratings predictions.

The revamped "X Factor" retains the pro forma mix of oddballs and genuinely talented singers, but it's less grandiose. One example: The addition of a reality TV-style backstage glance at contestant rivalries, but with a light touch.

Fox's show isn't the only game in town. NBC expanded this week's return of "The Voice" to three days, with an episode airing Wednesday against "X Factor."

Spears, 30, who reportedly got a one-season, $15 million contract to join the show, appears to be its top draw. She earned the loudest audience applause at the public screening, held after Cowell and company put their mark on the cement outside Grauman's on Hollywood Boulevard.

"I love you, Britney," one fan called out. "We all love you, Britney," chorused others.

She went from child performer to international star with her 1999 debut album, "Baby One More Time." More hits followed, including "Oops! ... I Did It Again" and "Toxic," but her life was difficult, including rehab spells and time in a psychiatric ward.

Last fall, as she toured in support of her seventh album, the hit "Femme Fatale," she told The Associated Press in London: "I hear the older you get, the wiser you get and the more you know what you want — so hopefully it'll be a good year."

Lovato, who has faced her own personal challenges, looked at ease on "X Factor." The 20-year-old singer showed poise, warmth — and a sense of stagecraft.

A contestant told of being bullied in school and taking comfort from Lovato's own challenges and her anti-bullying efforts. When the young woman, who wowed the judges with her performance, broke down sobbing, Lovato beckoned her over for a long hug.

During a Q&A Tuesday, an audience member asked Reid if it was important to make sure aspiring stars can avoid the pitfalls of fame. It's impossible to predict who will withstand the pressure, Reid replied, then lauded both Spears and Lovato as the "complete package" of talent and personality.

The two-hour "X Factor" season debut, airing 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, is followed by a second episode Thursday.

Britney Spears Enlists as X Factor Mentor

The pop princess is about to get some help from a Black Eyed Pea! Sources confirm to TV Guide Magazine that singer and record producer will join new X Factor judge Britney Spears as a mentor for her crop of contestants during the Judge's Home round on the upcoming second season of Fox's reality singing competition. Spears and recently collaborated on a track entitled "Sexy Sexy" for his new solo album #willpower, due out Oct. 15. is no stranger to reality competition shows, having participated as a coach on The Voice U.K. last spring. He also manages former X Factor judge Cheryl Cole, who was replaced by Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger early in the show's first season.

The pairing joins previously announced mentor/judge duos Nick Jonas (with Demi Lovato), Justin Beiber (L.A. Reid) and Marc Anthony (Simon Cowell). Fox has yet to confirm how the contestants will be split amongst the four judges, but it is rumored that Lovato will coach kids ages 12-16, Spears will oversee singers ages 17-24, Reid will guide vocalists 25 and older, and Cowell will be left to tackle the groups.

The X Factor's two-hour season premiere airs tonight at 8/7c on Fox.

X Factor Judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato Talk Returning for Season Three

Britney Spears and Demi Lovato have been officially-and permanently-cemented into the X Factor family for life!

The 30-year-old pop princess and 20-year-old "Skyscraper" singer, along with fellow show judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid, were honored today during their very own Walk of Fame handprint ceremony at Hollywood's Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

We chatted with Spears and Lovato on the red carpet about whether they'd want to return for another season of judging (cover your ears, Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul!)

"Of course I'd hope to be on it for more," Lovato told us. "This show has been so incredible. The best experience of my life. I can only hope for another season."

Spears was a little more shy, but oh so sweet, on the topic. "It's a possibility, definitely," Spears smiled.

Cowell seems all right with the idea of sticking with the current format for a season three of the show.

"Based on what you're going to see in the first episode, they are really, really good," he dished. "And they do bring this kind of excitement and star power to the show. They've done a great job. I've got to hand it to them."

As for who's the tougher judge between her and Lovato, Spears told us, "I think Demi. She's a little bit younger than me. She's a spitfire."

"I am a bit of a spitfire," Lovato said. "That wouldn't be the first time I've been called that."

Britney Spears -- Cuts Deal in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Britney Spears has struck a settlement with the former bodyguard who claimed the pop star was a genital-flashing sexual harasser during his time with the singer ... TMZ has learned.

According to court documents, Britney and Fernando Flores agreed to end their 2-year legal war ... which started when Flores filed a lawsuit claiming she was a naked menace to work for.

In his suit, Flores had alleged Britney would intentionally drop her cigarette lighter in Fernando's presence and then bend over to pick it up ... and "thereby exposed her uncovered genitals."

Flores also claimed Spears abused her children.

Spears adamantly denies all of the allegations -- but sources tell TMZ she coughed up a modest financial settlement just to make the case go away. We're told the settlement was amicable ... but the money didn't even cover all of Flores' legal costs.

Of course, Spears is still under a conservatorship so the settlement will have to be approved by a probate court before it becomes a done deal ... but that's just a formality and shouldn't stop the deal from going through.

Will Lovato outshine Spears on 'X Factor'?

Maybe we should be cutting all the Britney Spears attention in half and focusing on Demi Lovato.

With The X Factor returning for its second season Wednesday on Fox and CTV, there has been non-stop talk about the addition of Spears. A lot of that talk has come from her fellow judge, Simon Cowell.

Britney's meaner than you'd think, Cowell has repeated. He claims the public doesn't know the real Britney. He says Britney has taken this job really seriously and there have been reports of her having panic attacks and storming off the set.

But I can say this much: In the sizzle reels I've seen, it's the other new judge, Lovato, who's the sparkplug for this new version of The X Factor.

Lovato and Cowell are the ones who push each other's buttons. And remembering that Spears is 30 and Lovato is 20, it's Lovato who's closest in age to many of the contestants traipsing across the stage, not to mention the majority of audience members.

There's a fun moment when Lovato and a trio of young singers trade flirty compliments.

"No, no, no, no," says Cowell, comedically scolding Lovato. "Barrier."

Lovato shoots right back, "Thanks, Dad," and subsequently tells Cowell, "You need to take a breath mint if you're going to get that close to my face."

Cowell often has referred to Lovato as a "brat," but he truly means it as a compliment. And maybe a brat is what The X Factor needs to separate it from the gluey glut of reality competition shows.

Lovato has been acting and singing, professionally and successfully, since age 7. But she has admitted she was bullied so badly as a youngster that she developed an eating disorder.

She since has become an anti-bullying activist, and was asked in a conference call with reporters last week how her personal history informs the way she deals with contestants on The X Factor.

"I think bullying is something that's totally different than criticism," Lovato said. "Bullying, I think, can be when you're just harsh, really for no reason. I feel when you're giving criticism, you're only trying to help somebody with their performance or their voice or whatever.

"(Being a judge on The X Factor) is everything I thought it would be and more. I always thought it would be so much fun and difficult. But at the same time, you're in a position that you're mentoring people. You're trying to give them the best advice possible so they can be groomed into this pop star that you know they can be."

Twice during the conference call, Lovato used the term "funner" in a sentence. And not in an ironic way. How can you not love that?

The X Factor needs to be a different show this year. And it's going to be, not only because of Britney Spears, but perhaps primarily because of Demi Lovato.

Britney Spears: I'm Not Mean, I'm Honest on The X Factor

Simon Cowell claimed she's been surprisingly mean as a judge on The X Factor. Now, Britney Spears is hitting back, saying she is never gratuitously nasty – but admits she did model her judging style on her famously cranky costar.

"I used constructive criticism. I learned from the best," the pop star, 30, says, pointing to fellow judge Cowell during an interview airing Tuesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

"I prefer to be honest. I think that's the best way to go," she adds. "I wouldn't want to be told something and then waste seven years of my life. I feel like it's the thing to do."

"I'm not disagreeing with you. I've been doing it for years," replies Cowell, 52, though he did reiterate something he said about Spears on a recent conference call: "I've never heard someone say no [to contestants] so quickly in my entire life."

Though she may be a merciless judge, Spears admits to having her own butterflies at first. "I was really nervous," she says of starting her gig on the show, which premieres its second season on Wednesday night (8 p.m. ET, Fox). "You have all these people behind you, and you know they're rooting you on. It's a really exciting, electric thing to do."

As for who will succeed Steve Jones as host for season 2, premiering Wednesday night on Fox, Cowell said Khloé Kardashian is certainly among the favorites, though he still needs approval from Fox.

"It could be a Kardashian. I think that would work," he says. "We have to find people who have a great chemistry, but Khloé is definitely up there in running."

Cowell to pay for Spears' wedding?

Simon Cowell has offered to pay for Britney Spears’ wedding celebrations – if she'll agree to get married on TV.

The TV and music mogul is convinced ratings will go through the roof if his new The X Factor judge and her fiance Jason Trawick exchange vows on the programme.

He says, "I'm happy to have the wedding on the show. I'll pay for it. Why not?"

It's unlikely the pop superstar will agree to make her third wedding ceremony a public affair - but she's not completely against the idea.

She says, "It'll be a fun after-party."

Spears' mean side on 'X Factor'

Music mogul Simon Cowell has warned viewers to watch out for Britney Spears dark side The X Factor’ 's new U.S. series.

Cowell made Spears a judge on the hit talent show earlier this year, but he was forced to defend the pop princess amid reports she walked off the set after just 20 minutes.

The Toxic hitmaker later admitted she had been suffering "panic attack after panic attack" while shooting the series – but Cowell is adamant viewers will love Spears' turn on the panel, as she's the programme's new Mrs. Nasty.

He says, "I've seen the first show and I think it's sensational. I think the girls do a great job and the contestants are great. The show looks different than anything we've ever made before.

"She is a fascinating person because you just don't know anything about her. She's very unpredictable. You never know what is going to happen. She has taken this very seriously and she's surprisingly quite mean."

And it's clear there is no bad blood between the music mogul and the pop star – they were full of praise for each other after spending Sunday together.

In a post on on Sunday, he writes, "I spent the day with britney. She really is quite charming", prompting Spears to respond, "Oh now you want to be nice! Hehe. U are quite charming yourself... today was fun!"

'The X Factor': A look ahead

Season 2 (Fox, Wednesday, 8 ET/PT)

First-season winner: Melanie Amaro

What's new? Britney Spears, 30 and Demi Lovato, 20 join as judges, replacing Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. Two new hosts, one male and one female, are expected, as well as a new "behind-the-scenes" look at contestants.

•On Spears: "I just had the feeling for her career to last as long as (it) has, and I've seen her reinvent herself and how her records have changed over the years, that stuff doesn't happen by luck," executive producer and fellow judge Simon Cowell says. "There's got to be some steel in that girl and a toughness and an instinct that's helped her survive. The other part of her, which I also found very endearing, is she's very humble and very embarrassed if she gets praise."

•On Lovato: "I kind of liked this Disney kid who went a bit nuts and came out the other side very strong, very balanced, very much a role model now. You've got to remember she's (20). She knows her own mind," Cowell says. "I felt since our audience was very young, it was important to have someone close to their age on the panel. Every show will be trying to do the same thing in the next 12 months."

Going up against The Voice: Cowell blasted his NBC competitor for scheduling an extra audition episode on the night of X Factor's premiere, calling the move "mean-spirited." "I will do my damnedest to make sure our show is better than theirs. In the short term or the medium term or the long term, I think we'll do better than them. I have to say if I compare the shows, I genuinely believe X Factor is a better show."

Spears had panic attacks on 'X Factor'

Britney Spears struggled to contain her nerves on the first day of filming the U.S. version of ‘ The X Factor’ and suffered "panic attack after panic attack".

The pop superstar signed up as a judge for the reality TV show earlier this year and she recorded her first appearance in May – but Spears admits she got off to a shaky start.

She tells America's Elle magazine, "(I was) extremely nervous. I was having panic attack after panic attack."

However, co-judge and show boss Simon Cowell was on hand to help his new judge through her nerves.

He says, "On the first day, one hundred per cent she didn't think she was going to be able to do this. It's the Roman Colosseum – five thousand people booing if you say no. But I'm seeing this woman blossom week by week doing this. I think she's going to be good for the show, and I think the show is going to be good for her."


Meanwhile, Cowell fears Spears will be "devastated" after rival American TV bosses decided to put her head-to-head with rival Christina Aguilera in a small screen ratings battle.

The music mogul has branded producers behind the U.S. version of The Voice "cold-hearted" for scheduling an extra episode of the TV talent show at the same time as the season premiere of his singing contest The X Factor next week.

The second season debut of the music mogul's Fox show, which features new judges Spears and Demi Lovato, is set to hit screens in America on Wednesday.

However, its launch could be overshadowed by an additional installment of NBC rival The Voice, which features Christina Aguilera as one of the panellists.

Cowell admits he is fuming over the move, insisting he thought he had a "gentleman's agreement" in place over the scheduling of the programmes.

He tells, "This is a cynical, cold-hearted, unprofessional way of doing business. Britney's not going to appreciate the fact that Christina - who has been a bit of a rival – isn't allowing Britney to have a night of her own...

"These guys have really got it in for us. It's nothing short of dirty tricks. The reason they've done this is they don't want people to see X Factor because they've heard how good the series is. They don't want their audience to see Britney Spears. They don't want their audience to see Demi Lovato.

"(Spears is) going to be devastated because she's put her heart and soul into this."

Britney says she's no Kardashian

Britney Spears admits she prefers sloppy over style. “I love my jeans and my sweats,” she tells the October Elle. “I’m really just a tomboy at heart. So it’s really hard for me to be like Kim Kardashian and be makeup-and-hair-ready every time I go out.” But she adds, “On the other hand, when you do wear those sweats, you’re like, ‘Oh God, I should step it up a notch.’ ” Page Six reported last month that Spears was told by Simon Cowell to dress better, and clean up her hair and makeup, for “The X Factor.” She certainly cleaned up well for Elle’s chic picture above with fiancé Jason Trawick.

Britney Spears Is Riveting in Versace Leather...

(Photo) We're always pleased to see Britney Spears upright and making eye contact with folks. Makes us hopeful for the future of every pop star who once shaved her head and attacked paparazzi with an umbrella.

But lo, what's this? An added bonus: seeing Britney looking fierce in a leather Versace dress on the cover of Elle.

We're not crazy about the magazine stylist's choice of accessories—who needs stacks of green bracelets when you've got a dress that's already been bedazzled by a nail gun?—but we do dig the other looks Brit-Brit sports inside the issue.

One snap showcases the X Factor judge's serious gams with a pair of crystal-embellished bloomers by The Blonds. And in an intimate shot with fiance Jason Trawick (who, by the way, spills to the mag that Brit made the first move in their relaysh), we spy a lovely tiered gown by Just Cavalli and a set of decent suede boots by—not a misprint—Kanye West.

"I love my jeans and my sweats," Brit dishes in to the mag. "I'm really just a tomboy at heart. So it's really hard for me to be like Kim Kardashian and be makeup- and hair-ready every time I go out of my house."

The issue debuts on newsstands Sept. 18.

Britney Spears & Jason Trawick Reveal How Their Romance Started

Britney Spears and her fiancé Jason Trawick have revealed how their relationship went from business to pleasure.

According to Trawick, who previously was one of Spears's agents, the singer made the first move, he tells ELLE magazine in its October cover story.

"It was kind of one of those things where she moved, like, turned around, so we were face-to-face and then ..., " says Trawick, who became engaged to Spears last December.

But before Trawick, 39, can spill any more juicy details, his fiancée interrupts him, saying, "Okay, that's enough information, sweetie. It was sweet, just say that."

Spears, 30, is more straightforward when it comes to discussing her feelings toward fame.

"I guess I've been under the microscope so long that I don't even pay attention to the nonsense anymore," she says. "I gave up getting upset about things people make up about me a long time ago."

The X Factor judge admits that balancing her career with her life as a mother to Sean Preston, 7 this month, and Jayden James, 6 this month, doesn't always allow for high fashion.

"I love my jeans and my sweats – I'm really just a tomboy at heart. So it's really hard for me to be like Kim Kardashian and be makeup and hair ready every time I go out of my house," she says. "I'm not a believer in that, you know?"

She does admit to occasional regrets about her fashion choices. "When you do wear those sweats, you're like 'Oh God, I should step it up a notch,' " she says.

Britney Spears -- If She Can Do 'X Factor'... She Can Testify

If Britney Spears can pull in $15 million to judge "X Factor" ... she sure as hell is competent enough to testify in court . . . this according to her self-proclaimed ex-manager Sam Lutfi.

If you recall ... Lutfi filed a massive lawsuit against the Spears family in 2009 -- suing for a whole mess of things, including defamation and unpaid management fees. For the record, Britney has denied Lutfi ever managed her.

Now, Lutfi wants Britney's testimony -- filing papers in L.A. County Superior Court yesterday, asking a judge to order Britney's conservators to make her available as a witness in the case.

Lutfi wants to grill Britney about alleged defamatory statements her parents made about Lutfi -- including that he drugged her and cut her phone wires to keep her away from her family. He also wants to ask Brit questions about an alleged management contract that guarantees him a cut of her fortune.

According to the filing, Britney's conservators have argued she is not mentally competent to testify as a witness -- so Lutfi included a DVD of Britney on "X Factor" in order to prove that's not the case.

Lutfi claims the "X Factor" footage shows Britney is lucid, articulate, and competent at the judges' table and therefore perfectly capable of being a witness.

A hearing is scheduled for September 25. A judge has yet to rule.

Bikini Shot of the Day: Britney Spears Flaunts Amazing Body in Sexy Swimsuit

(Photo) Britney Spears has never looked better!

The 30-year-old X Factor judge showed off her amazing figure in a sexy bikini Twitpic Thursday. "Having some fun in the sun…don't want summer to be over!" she captioned the shot.

In the pic, the pop star and mom of two shows off her enviable abs and toned legs while wearing a bright floral bikini. She also rocks some thick-rimmed glasses and lets her long blond hair down, looking extremely happy and ready for some relaxation by the pool.

Brit's fiancé Jason Trawick is one lucky guy!

'X Factor's' Britney Spears promo: 'I wanna know who let you on stage'

(Video) "The X Factor," which returns for its second season in just a few short weeks, has released a new promo and this one is solely focused on none other than new judge Britney Spears.

"I'm so excited, I've never done anything like this before," says Brit-Brit. "It's a great process to be a part of, to help someone create their dream."

Some of her judging bon mots include: "That was absolutely incredible ... I wanna know who let you on stage ... You have a really nice soothing sound and I wish you could wake me up in the morning. Singing!"

Are you excited to see how Britney does as a judge? "The X Factor" premieres Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

Spears cleans up

Britney Spears was told by Simon Cowell to dress better and clean up her hair and makeup before going on “The X Factor.” Sources said that after Spears turned up at one early taping appearing to not be wearing a bra, “It was made clear she is expected to be impeccably dressed and made-up for the show. And none of those ragged hair extensions.” While “X Factor” reps deny Cowell ordered the singer to sack her stylist, sources tell us she’s since turned up looking amazing.

Britney Spears and Jason Trawick Shop, Grab Lunch Amid Break-Up Rumors

(Photo) It looks like Britney Spears and Jason Trawick are still going strong.

The pop superstar and her hubby-to-be popped up at the Grove in Los Angeles Friday, amid rumors the duo had recently called off their wedding.

On a break from her hectic X Factor schedule, Spears and Trawick were spotted leaving the American Girl store at the outdoor mall and eating lunch together on the terrace at Planet Dailies Restaurant and Bar.

The lovebirds were "very affectionate" as they enjoyed their quiet lunch, munching on Asian Chicken salads and ice tea, a source told E! News.

This latest sighting of the pair comes just a week after Spears was spotted at a conservatorship hearing sans engagement ring, sparking rumors that there was trouble in Spears-Trawick paradise.

"Everything is absolutely fine between them. The wedding is not off," a source close to Camp Spears told E! News at the time. "They are as blissfully happy as ever but they want to get The X-Factor out the way before they even start planning a wedding."

Britney Spears -- 'Medical Issue' Is Behind Conservatorship

There's a reason Britney Spears' conservatorship has lasted 4 1/2 years with no end in sight -- it's because she has a serious medical issue that prevents her from making consistently sound decisions ... TMZ has learned.

Documents were filed Tuesday in the conservatorship case, urgently asking the judge to seal certain records. In the papers, lawyers for the conservators called the records "highly sensitive," adding "irreparable harm and immediate danger" would befall Britney if the documents weren't sealed.

Multiple sources with firsthand knowledge tell TMZ ... the records are medical documents outlining Britney's condition and treatment.

We're told the singer has a disorder affecting her personality that can affect her state of mind. We're told she is doing "extremely well" but needs the safety net of a conservatorship.

Sources tell us there is no plan to end the conservatorship, and the judge is completely down with it.

FYI ... there are 2 components of the conservatorship -- the personal and the business. The personal conservatorship allows Jamie Spears and Jason Trawick to make life decisions for her. The business conservatorship involves managing Britney's career and fortune. As for the business side, we're told it will probably go on indefinitely because it has been incredibly successful.

Britney Spears Doesn't Have Cold Feet over Wedding

Britney Spears and Jason Trawick are still planning to say, "I do."

Contrary to reports that Spears, 30 – who accepted Trawick's proposal in December – is getting cold feet, the two are as happy as ever, a source tells PEOPLE.

"There's no truth to any second thoughts about their wedding," says the source. "They're fine and both look forward to working again when The X Factor gets started. They've had a great summer."

Speculation about trouble between Spears and Trawick bubbled up recently when she was photographed outside court without her engagement ring. But, according to the source, "she was not wearing her ring last week at court because she took it off during an Elizabeth Arden [photo] shoot and Jason was holding it for her. He simply forgot to give it back until later."

As for walking down the aisle, the insider says, a wedding is still on, but won't happen until after Spears finishes her busy commitments for The X Factor.

"Even though Britney has been married before, she looks at her wedding to Jason as her real wedding," the source says.

For details on what kind of wedding Spears and fellow brides-to-be including Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Simpson are planning, pick up pick up PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

Britney Spears Tweets Photo of Her Bikini Body

(Photo) Britney Spears is white hot.

The happily engaged singer, who is working at her new gig on The X Factor, is clearly in great shape based on a new photo of the star.

Spears, 30, posted a picture of herself on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest looking like a true California glamour girl, complete with a white bikini, toned body, sun-kissed skin, wind-swept blonde hair and a cool pair of shades.

"Y'all ready for summer to end?" the mom of two wrote to accompany the photo, but did not say when or where it was taken. "I'm definitely not!"

Luckily for Spears – who has been previously photographed in the same bikini – the summer doesn't seem to be over just yet. The hot weather in Los Angeles is expected to last at least the rest of the month.

"She's enjoying the last month of summer vacation before X Factor picks back up and she's working again this fall," a source tells PEOPLE of Spears. "She can't wait!"

Spears also seems to be feeling a bit nostalgic if her Tweets are any indication. "Sometimes I wonder what this snake is up to these days... Anybody know where it's at?" she asked on Twitter recently, referring to the famous picture of her performing "Slave 4 U" at the 2001 Video Music Awards with a huge snake around her neck.

She later posted an answer to her own question writing, "Snake update: I've heard she's alive and well, and that her name is Banana! This makes me smile :)"

X Factor Sneak Peek: Check Out Britney Spears & Demi Lovato's Judging Styles

"I want to know who let you onstage."

Britney Spears has spoken, y'all! In this new promo for The X Factor, Britney and her fellow judge Demi Lovato talk about their critiquing styles when they are sitting at the table listening to contestants.

"I would say that I'm a happy judge," Lovato says with a laugh. "I'm really, really honest. That's the great thing about this panel. We're really honest."

Well you know what they say: honesty is the best policy when judging on a reality show about singing. Or something like that. Check out Brit and Demi previewing the brand new season of The X Factor here!

Britney Spears and Mars Rover Curiosity Share Tweets

Britney's fans are out of this world – literally!

Spears, whose 2000 music video for the song "Oops! … I Did It Again" took place on Mars, has Tweeted at NASA's rover Curiosity, which landed on the Red Planet Aug. 5.

"So @MarsCuriosity... does Mars look the same as it did in 2000?" the X Factor judge posted on Twitter this week.

And the rover, which has already started to send images back to NASA and reportedly has a nuclear battery and a laser that can vaporize rock, wrote back!

"@britneyspears Hey Brit Brit. Mars is still looking good," reads a post on Curiosity's official Twitter page. "Maybe someday an astronaut will bring me a gift, too. Drill bits crossed ;)"

In the "Oops" video, an astronaut on a Mars mission gives the pop star a present and the song's lyrics suggest it was the Heart of the Ocean, the fictional blue heart-shaped diamond in the movie Titanic.

Britney Spears & Demi Lovato Explain Their X Factor Judging Styles

Apparently, making dreams of stardom come true (and squashing others) is a pretty good time.

"So far everything has been so fun for all of us," Britney Spears says of being a new judge on The X Factor in a new promo (watch below). "Everything is like a new experience for me, so it's a lot of fun and the talent has been amazing."

Spears, who's been called "incredibly tough" on the show, is seen in the promo telling a contestant, "I wanna know who let you on stage."

"I feel like my judging style is very subtle," she says. "I try to use constructive criticism."

Spears will sit alongside show creator Simon Cowell, returning judge L.A. Reid and fellow newbie Demi Lovato.

"The most fun about being on The X Factor is seeing people that really wow you and knowing that you saw them before they were going to become stars," Lovato says. "It really is an exciting feeling."

As for her judging style, "I would say that I'm a happy judge," Demi says. "I'm really, really honest. That's the great thing about this panel – we're really honest."

Season 2 of The X Factor premieres Sept. 12 (8 p.m. ET) on Fox.

Britney Spears All Smiles at Conservatory Hearing, Amid Missing Ring Rumors

(Photo) Britney Spears was in good spirits during a review of her conservatorship today in a Los Angeles court, but did she forget to wear her engagement ring?

Wearing a cute peach knee-length top with the sleeves rolled and tan heels, Spears drank a bottle of water as she waited for attorneys to arrive. However, several at the courthouse noticed she was not wearing the 4-carat round Neil Lane diamond given to her by her fiancé (and co-conservator) Jason Trawick when the two got engaged last December.

Once inside, Judge Reva Goetz ordered the hearing closed to the public. Co-conservators Trawick and Jamie Spears (Britney's father) were not present. Attorney Jeryll Cohen tells E! News that the duo's absence is not important as this was just a review hearing and Jamie was out of town.

"She is doing great," attorney Geraldine Wyle tells E! News about Britney.

The hearing took just over an hour, and afterward, Spears left through chambers and through the underground parking garage.

When asked about Britney's supposedly missing engagement ring, Cohen and Wyle laughed about it. "I would not have noticed," Cohen said. Both attorneys said nothing was going on with Brit's engagement.

The next scheduled hearing date is Aug. 31.

Britney Spears Shows Up In Court

(Photo) Britney Spears just showed up in court in downtown L.A. to talk to the judge in her conservatorship case ... and she looks HOT!

Britney is there for a status hearing ... she's shown up several times before to have a chit chat with the judge.

Britney is wearing a very short cream/peach colored dress -- really short, and she looks really good.

There will be no decisions made today -- it's purely for the judge to monitor Britney's progress, both personally and professionally.

Update 1:45 PM PT -- Britney's sitting in court right now. Her fiance Jason Trawick is not present, and Britney is not wearing her engagement ring ... but we're told it's nothing significant. The couple is still engaged.

Christina Aguilera Welcomes Britney Spears to Televised Singing Competitions

They performed together on The Mickey Mouse Club, battled it out on the pop charts and now, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears will go head to head in primetime when their singing competitions, The Voice and The X Factor, both return this fall.

"I came up with Britney, we were very close," Aguilera, 31, said during a press conference in Malibu, Calif., at the home of The Voice producer Mark Burnett on Sunday evening. "Our paths have always crossed. They'll continue to cross. I welcome her to this family of fun and entertainment and finding new talent. Britney's a pro. She's going to give great advice!"

But when it comes to singing competitions, The Voice, which returns to NBC Sept. 10, has "raised the bar," says Aguilera, who cited the talent of her returning costar coaches, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton, as well as this season's chart-topping mentors, Mary J. Blige, Rob Thomas, Billy Joe Armstrong, and Michael Bublé.

Also new this season on The Voice: a twist in the fan favorite "battle rounds." After a coach selects a singer to eliminate, now another coach can steal that performer and add them to their team. If more than one coach vies for the eliminated contestant, the contestant gets to pick, just like in the blind auditions, which team to join.

With all the singing competitions on TV these days and the various ways they sort through talented contestants and pick winners, it's still no guarantee that any of them will launch a superstar like Aguilera or Spears.

"We can provide a certain amount of insurance," says Levine, 33. "But we're not their managers, we're not their record labels. We can't micro-manage everything that happens after their run of the show. We would love to see a star born out of this. However, we're not hinging the relevance of the show on that."

Britney Spears Goes Retro-Glam for Fragrance Shoot

(Photo) Whether channeling her inner Cleopatra or Jean Harlow, Britney Spears sure knows how to make a stunning transformation.

The superstar suited up for another day of her Elizabeth Arden photo shoot, this time going all retro blonde bombshell in smoky makeup, a sequin-embellished headdress and a cleavage-baring getup.

"Loving day 2 of my Elizabeth Arden Fantasy Twist fragrance shoot. Jason says I look like Jean Harlow!," Spears posted on her Facebook page.

Spears' latest look comes just a day after the 30-year-old X Factor judge posted a photo of herself dressed in Egyptian garb.

So, tell us...what do you think of Spears' retro look? Is she better as Queen Cleopatra or Vampy Hollywood Hottie?

Britney Spears Dresses Like Cleopatra, Walks Like an Egyptian

(Photo) Britney Spears shows her pose as the Queen of the Nile.

So, maybe she's just a big fan of Stacy Schiff's Cleopatra: A Life, the best-selling history that Angelina Jolie has long been thought to be turning into a film, right?

Could be, but the answer's a little simpler.

"Channeling my inner Cleopatra today @ Elizabeth Arden Fantasy Twist shoot. Fragrance is out in Sept. 1st look on Path," said the star on her Facebook today.

See? Whether dancing with a snake or rating the talent on X Factor, Britney has shown a knack for capturing the public's attention—though she hasn't been doing it as long as the original Cleopatra, who's inspired everyone from Shakespeare to Elizabeth Taylor and beyond.

But hey, it's early. Give her time.

Spears In Love

Despite reports of drama between Britney Spears and fiancé Jason Trawick, the couple looked very much in love while filming at Miami’s Delano Friday. “X-Factor” judges L.A. Reid, Demi Lovato and Spears gave poolside guests a front-row view of filming. Spears, in a tight lace dress, was joined by Trawick and her manager Larry Rudolph. A spy said of Spears and Trawick, “The two looked very much in love while feeding each other frozen fruit and chatting and laughing.”

Britney Spears Wears Short Shorts to X Factor Auditions, Is Trend Officially Over?

(Photo) Sort of a metaphysical question, but if Britney Spears wears a pair of short shorts, is the trend officially over?

Know what we're getting at? Sort of like if a tree falls in the forest, will...oh, you get the reference? OK then.

So, anyway, Brit-Brit wore this season's hottest bottoms—black denim Daisy Dukes—for another round of X Factor filming in Miami, making her the latest and, perhaps, the final celebrity to wear this item ever.

We can't tell you who made the hot pants. Maybe Brit-Brit did. (She does love to cut things off, if you'll remember.) But we do know who's culpable for the matching black sequin tank...thing: Joe's.

Think we're being too harsh? Well, consider this: Has anybody seen anyone in a bandage dress lately?

'X Factor' causing problems between Britney, fiance: report

Joining "The X-Factor" judging panel may have been a great career move for Britney Spears, but according to reports it is causing problems with her fiance Jason Trawick.

The singer and her fiance of seven months are going through a rocky patch due to the pressure of her judging gig, Radar Online reports.

"Their relationship has been majorly rocky ever since she started filming 'The X Factor', a source told the website, adding, "They are constantly fighting about everything,"

Another source said Trawick, who left his job at William Morris Endeavor in May 2011 became Britney's co-conservator in April this year, taking shared legal control over her life with her father, is unhappy, "that he has gone from being a big time Hollywood agent to Britney's full-time babysitter."

The site added when Trawick left his powerful Hollywood job, "it was under the impression that he was going to be managing Britney's career, but that hasn't happened." The source added, "Now he feels like he is the house husband and the errand boy in the relationship, and that isn't what he signed up for."

Radar also reported that Britney's onset antics are causing further problems. "He is constantly having to discipline her because of her erratic behavior on the show, which is creating major rifts in their relationship as well, because Britney doesn't like to be scolded or told what to do."

Britney and Trawick began dating in 2009 and got engaged in December 2011.

A rep for Spears didn't immediately respond for comment.

Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, Simon Cowell talk 'X Factor'

X Factor's overhauled judges panel met the press to talk up the Fox talent show's new season.

Just hours after Simon Cowell's former show, American Idol, named Mariah Carey its newest judge, Cowell, L.A. Reid and newcomers Britney Spears and Demi Lovato appeared via satellite from Miami, where they're taping "boot camp" rounds, to answer questions from TV critics.

Spears says she and Cowell share a makeup artist. She also says being a reality-show judge "made sense" for her career. "I adore Simon and it was something I really wanted to do."

Cowell likes her too. "I was fascinated with her as a person, as a pop star, and there's something intriguing about her. And she's a really good judge," he says -- whereas, he notes, "Demi is a brat. But there's something likable about her." Later he adds, "Britney's quite mean, as you'll discover."

What makes Lovato, 19, a former Disney Channel star, qualified to be a judge? "I'm listening to the radio right now and I know what a lot of my friends like. It's a really interesting thing when you bring a younger demographic to the competition, I think we know what's missing in the industry and what's needed," she says.

Asked if quick fame exacerbates such personal issues as the eating disorder that briefly sidelined her career, Lovato says that while it can add pressure, "Fame doesn''t have a lot to do with it. I had been struggling with those issues before."

A clip of audition footage provided evidence of some new fireworks. "Can you let me finish?" Lovato tells Cowell, then explains to the would-be contestant: "He's old and impatient."

The only thing missing from X is a host to replace Steve Jones, which Cowell expects by mid-August. "Ideally I would like someone who hasn't done this before," he says.

The show will make other tweaks, Cowell says. "There's an awful lot of competition we've got to fight against this year, so we're going to evolve."

And what does Cowell think about Idol's newest star? "I'm happy for her, I like Mariah," he says. But he wonders if she will have the fortitude to reject aspiring singers. "I think she's going to find it difficult to say no."

'X Factor's' Simon Cowell: Demi Lovato 'is a brat,' Britney Spears 'is quite mean'

"The X Factor" judges joined the Television Critics Association press tour via satellite from Miami, where they are currently holding "X Factor" boot camp. Simon Cowell was quick to talk about how the new girls are doing as judges.

"Both bring different things," says Cowell. "I always said the no. 1 person I wanted on one of these shows was Britney because I was fascinated with her as a person, as a pop star ... She's a really, really good judge."

"Demi is a brat," Cowell laughs. "There's something really likable about her as well and I think the show, because it has such a young audience, I think it needed someone younger for the people who watch the show, 'cause I'm in my 30s [laughs] It's worked brilliantly."

But he does go on to say that Britney has revealed herself to be a tough judge, in an exchange with Demi.

Simon: "Britney's quite mean, which you'll discover."
Demi: "She's tough, she's not mean. She's a sweetheart who is very honest."
Simon: "As sweet as a lemon."

And he adds that the girls are tougher than the guy judges.

"They are harder to please than me or L.A.," says Cowell. "They've definitely got their own opinions, but that's why we hired them."

He also adds that all the judges "seem to be getting along really well."

Turning to the plethora of singing competition shows on the current television landscape, Cowell says there is a pressure to find a big star.

"Yes, I do feel pressure to do it ... if I was making a show and I didn't believe we could find a worldwide selling artist at the end of it, I genuinely wouldn't bother making this," says Cowell.

"The X Factor" returns in the fall of 2012 on FOX.

'The X Factor's' Britney Spears 'would have loved' judging 'American Idol'

Britney Spears says if she wasn't already engaged for the coming TV season, she'd happily have entertained an "American Idol" judging spot.

"I would have loved that," the music superstar tells Zap2it as she prepares to debut as a judge for Season 2 of FOX's "The X Factor" starting Wednesday, Sept. 12. Just as "Idol" is in for another big overhaul, having lost Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez in the past week, the "X Factor" judging panel will be half-new ... with Spears and Demi Lovato joining series mentor Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid.

"I feel like it brings a whole new energy to the show, definitely," reasons Spears, who already has been involved in contestant auditions for several weeks. "Nicole [Scherzinger] and Paula [Abdul] were really great, but to have such a dramatic change, I'll bet this even made Simon and L.A. nervous.

"That was what they had been used to, then these two new girls come in. I don't know how it'll be perceived, but it's been fun for us. I've been having a blast."

Spears empathizes with "X Factor" contenders, since the competition "Star Search" was part of her own career beginnings. "I would be extremely nervous, probably, if I'd really never done anything before and it was my first time to perform in front of 4,000 people," she reflects of watching auditions in such cities as San Francisco and Providence (R.I.). "I'm sure it's pretty nerve-racking."

As for herself, the artist behind such hits as " ... Baby One More Time," "Oops! ... I Did It Again," "(You Drive Me) Crazy" and "Gimme More" certainly is no stranger to being in the spotlight. Her "X-Factor" stint is certain to amp that up, and she admits, "I hope I'm ready. I don't really know what to expect at this point, so I'm just taking it one day at a time."

Britney Spears Walks Off The X Factor Set After Contestant's Tribute

For Britney Spears, listening to an X Factor hopeful perform a cover of one of her songs may have been a total drag – literally.

During Monday's auditions in Greensboro, N.C., Spears stormed off the set as a man, dressed partially as a woman, rocked through one of her hits, "(You Drive Me) Crazy."

Spears, 30, looked stunned throughout the performance, as fellow judge L.A. Reid patted her on the back. Judges Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell also couldn't contain their reactions, as they covered their faces with their hands.

And neither could the crowd – but they seemed to be instant fans of the audition.

While Reid and Lovato followed the pop star off the set, Cowell stayed behind. "I don't think she quite understood your tribute," he told the singer, who wore cat glasses, a bedazzled jean jacket, boots and his hair tucked in a bun.

"I had to fight real hard to get here," the tearful singer told the judges, adding that he was recently on welfare and nearly missed his X Factor call because he couldn't afford his phone bill.

"I really respect the tribute," Spears said when she returned to the judges' table. "It was really nice."

'X Factor' -- God Has Enough ... Shuts Down Auditions

There was electricity in the air at the "X Factor" auditions in Greensboro, NC today ... because the production truck was struck by lightning ... TMZ has learned.

Sources at the scene tell us ... a major storm rolled in over the Greensboro Coliseum Complex this afternoon ... and knocked out power to the complex.

We're told the lights in the arena went out during the auditions. The mics also went dead.

Sources say some of the judges -- including Britney Spears and Demi Lovato -- were freaked out because of the thunder ... and are now hiding out in their dressing rooms.

Producers have suspended the auditions indefinitely ... and security is on standby in case the storm gets worse and the judges have to make a quick exit.

Bikini Twitpic of the Day: Britney Spears Flaunts Her Amazing Body (and Her Adorable Kids)

(Photo) Britney Spears is one hot mama!

The 30-year-old X Factor judge showed off her incredible, toned figure Thursday in a super-cute Facebook shot. In the pic, Spears wears a tiny bikini and shares a laugh with her sons Sean Preston and Jayden James Federline.

"Getting ready for some pool time!" she writes. The trio is shown all in their bathing suits, but clearly still indoors. "Having a blast xxoo"

The pop star, her sons and fiancé Jason Trawick landed in Maui Sunday for a family vacation.

She definitely deserves some fun in the sun!

Britney Spears Scores Legal Victory Against Ex-Manager Sam Lutfi, Lawyer Jon Eardley

Britney Spears just taught a hard lesson to two dudes who have been dogging her -- a judge has ordered them to pay her a fortune in legal fees.

A judge just ordered Britney's ex-manager, Sam Lutfi to pay Britney's estate (she's under a conservatorship) $92,845 in attorneys fees. You may recall, Britney's lawyers got a restraining order against Lutfi who has been like a bad meal that just doesn't go away. Now Lutfi must foot the bill for Britney's hired guns.

Ditto attorney Jon Eardley, who claimed to represent Britney in an attempt to unhinge the conservatorship. Britney's lawyers say Eardley never repped Brit and they got a restraining order against him as well. Eardley must now pay Britney's estate $98,585.

'X Factor' contestant leaks Spears track

A disgruntled contestant rejected from America's The X Factor has taken out his anger on judge Britney Spears by leaking one of the pop star's never-before-heard songs.

Don Philip, who duetted with Spears on her debut album, ...Baby One More Time, was among the hopefuls who tried out for the hitmaker and her fellow talent show judges in San Francisco, California last month, but he was dismissed from the competition after failing to win over the panel with his performance.

The aspiring star later lashed out at the 30 year old, poking fun at her past mental health problems on, and now he has released a previously-unheard Spears demo on his SoundCloud music-streaming account.

(Listen here)

The song, originally entitled Pleasure You, also features Philip's vocals.

The wannabe's audition was an emotional one because he chose the try-out to 'come out' as a gay man.

Britney Spears Spends July 4th in Hawaii - on a Family Vacation

(Photo) She's been working hard and traveling the country in her latest role as X Factor judge – but on July 4th, Britney Spears enjoyed some much-needed R&R.

The singer decamped to Hawaii for a vacation with fiancé Jason Trawick and her boys, Preston, 6, and Jayden, 5.

"Happy 4th of July from the Aloha State," she Tweeted early Thursday morning, along with the sweet family photo.

Spears, 30, has also been documenting her travels with her fellow X Factor judges. She recently Tweeted a fun picture of her with L.A. Reid, writing, "We become a little more BFF every single day..."

As for her performance on the show, Simon Cowell, who calls her "shy," says Spears has really stepped up and is thriving. "She's taken the role really seriously," he recently said.

Britney's bizarre 'X Factor' furniture

Britney Spears may be one person who actually enjoys being in a dentist's chair. According to a new report, the pop star travels with one on tour.

However, it's not for her teeth per se.

“She’s got a portable dental chair, and she loves it," a source tells The Sun. "It reclines so she can relax while they make her up. We joke with her about it all the time."

The star is even said to have the comfy piece of medical furniture sent by private jet to "X Factor" auditions.

Spears is reportedly earning $15 million to appear as a judge.

Britney Spears Takes X Factor Break for Maui Family Vacation

It's not all work and no play for Britney Spears!

The X Factor judge took a break from her work on the reality show to soak up the sun with all her boys in Maui on Sunday.

Brit, fiancé Jason Trawick and sons Sean Preston and Jayden James Federline looked happy to spend some time relaxing in Hawaii.

While the Pacific islands make for a nice reprieve from Hollywood, it's an East Coast getaway where Britney really feels relaxed…

The 30-year-old's future in-laws recently put their Long Island home on the market, and Spears was not happy about it.

"NOOOOO. I love this house!" she tweeted last month, along with a link to a Newsday story about the sale of the five-bedroom home.

A source told E! News Britney "loves the house so much. It's a peaceful haven for her, a place where she can get away and relax."

Hope she can still get some R&R in Maui!

Britney Spears Calls Former Menudo Singer 'Very Sexy' at X Factor Auditions

Boy band singers know how to charm the ladies – even when they're all grown up.

At Wednesday's X Factor auditions in Providence, R.I., a former singer from the Latin boy band Menudo wooed the audience with his vocal talent and easy charisma, prompting Britney Spears, 30, to say his performance was "very sexy."

Wearing a leather jacket and black T-shirt, 31-year-old Troy Kurtis got the audience waving their arms back and forth as he sang in Spanish. Afterwards, during the judges' critique, L.A. Reid, 56, teased Demi Lovato, 19, about her love of all things Spanish, saying, "[Demi's] sweating. She's giggling."

Before his performance, Kurtis revealed that his post-Menudo life wasn't all fun and games.

"I never had any mentors," he told the judges. "I left my house at 16 because my step-father told me to shut up when I would sing. I feel like I'm just getting started."

Tune in once X Factor airs to find out if the judges think Kurtis have what it takes to restart his career.

Britney Spears' Skintight Bandage Dress at X Factor Auditions, Do You Like?!

(Photo) We're glad Britney Spears had the good sense to wear a bandage dress, because those things look about ready to spill out!

Not to worry, though, this Hervé Léger by Max Azria dress has her enveloped in a red hot casing so tight that not even those killer platform stilettos could cut her ta-tas out of it.

The X Factor judge arrived in Providence, Rhode Island earlier today to scour the Ocean State for hopeful contestants and was joined by fellow panelist, Demi Lovato.

Getting an eyeful of Brit-Brit's T&A is nothing new—hell, we could be her gynecologist at this point—but seeing her look comfortable and poised is a welcome treat.

We love the wavy blonde hair, her flawless makeup and how the red color makes her pop—plus the fit shows off those va-va-voom curves.

What can we say? We're back to batting for Team Britney!

Britney Spears has no trouble judging 'The X Factor' contestants

When Britney Spears was announced as a judge for this fall's season of "The X Factor," people had their doubts as to whether or not she'd be willing to criticize other artists. After she told one contestant that he could be the next Justin Bieber, rumors swirled that Simon Cowell was worried she was too nice for the gig.

Surprisingly, though, it seems that Spears is taking her job seriously -- and she's taking a tough love stance when it comes to the contestants who can use some constructive criticism. She even told an old friend who she featured on her first album that he doesn't have what it takes. When one contestant criticized fellow judge Demi Lovato, Spears snapped, "Who let you on the stage?"

EW reports that she's let plenty of other zingers fly, too -- "I'm sorry, sweetie, but you have to be great to be on this show," she told a singer. Another couldn't keep the pop princess entertained. "I'm sorry, I was bored. I have to say no."

Knowing that Brit Brit isn't afraid to be harsh makes us much more excited to see how it all plays out this fall.

Britney Spears Tweets Angst Over Sale of Her East Coast Getaway

(Photo) It looks like Britney Spears will have to find a new way to escape the Hollywood hubbub.

Spears' future in-laws just put their Long Island home on the market. It's a special place for the X Factor judge, who retreats there whenever she visits the East Coast.

"NOOOOO. I love this house!," Spears tweeted Friday, along with a link to a Newsday story about the sale of fiancé Jason Trawick's parents' home.

"She loves it there, it's very serene and she has spent significant time there with Jason and her boys," a source told E! News. "She loves the house so much. It's a peaceful haven for her, a place where she can get away and relax."

The five-bedroom home, located in Old Field, New York, on the North Shore of Long Island, has stunning views of Conscious Bay and sits on a secluded two acres in one of the wealthiest communities in the country.

Perhaps Trawick can snap this one back up as an early wedding present?

Britney Spears's Long Island Refuge for Sale

While Britney Spears is no stranger to real estate transactions, this one has the pop princess feeling a bit blue.

"NOOOOO. I love this house!" the The X Factor judge Tweeted of the $2.5 million Long Island vacation home her fiancé Jason Trawick's parents, William and Susan, just put on the market.

"She really did love staying there and it was a great getaway for peace and privacy," says a source. "Her boys loved fishing off the dock with Jason in their backyard."

The two-acre property overlooking Conscience Bay was their "home base when Britney did her NY concerts on the last tour," adds the source.

Britney Spears: 'I'm a Fair Judge' on The X Factor

(Video) As The X Factor's new crop of judges travels the country in search of talented singers for the competition's second season, Britney Spears has proved to be a tough judge who isn't immune to the intense moments of emotional auditions.

"I think I'm a fair judge," says Spears, 30, who spoke after the show's San Francisco stop. "Sometimes it's hard because I know what they've been through and being so young and [wanting to] achieving their dreams."

The superstar says she tries to be honest yet gentle with contestants, whose musical aspirations are on the line.

"It's such a subtle and delicate situation when they're that young," she says, "so you just have to use constructive criticism and be there for them and just show them support."

As for her tough side, Spears says "tough" is a relative term.

"I don't think I'm the toughest judge at all," she says. "I definitely think Simon would have to be the toughest judge."

So what does it take to impress Spears? "I'm really just looking for [someone who] shows spark and spunk and someone that's meant to do what they're doing and it shows."

Meet Don Philip: 'The X Factor' reunites Britney Spears with a face from her past

In January, "The Voice" viewers saw Christina Aguilera reunite with her old "Mickey Mouse Club" co-star, Tony Lucca -- and let's just say that by the end of the season, they weren't exactly best friends.

This fall, "The X Factor" fans will see a similar reunion when judge Britney Spears recognizes a familiar face -- Don Philip.

Die-hard Britney fans will remember Don from her first album, when Britney and Don did a duet on the song "I Will Still Love You." It was never released as a single, but it did give Don the opportunity to tour with Britney, nearly 15 years ago, before he was ultimately dropped from the Jive label.

On Sunday, Don arrived at "The X Factor" auditions in San Francisco, and according to People, Britney recognized him immediately, lighting up with a "huge smile." "I know him," Britney told fellow judges Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, and L.A. Reid. "We did a duet together 10 years ago."

It was an intensely emotional moment for Don, who hasn't spoken to Britney in a decade. "I'm gay," he told Britney. "At the time I didn't think I was worthy. I didn't think you thought it was okay that I am gay."

"I think it is fine you are gay," she assured him. He told her that he didn't think he'd ever get the chance to talk to her again, and she comforted him as he cried -- even though she, too, teared up during his audition. Listen to Don and Britney's duet below. Do you think he has what it takes?

"The X Factor" will premiere with a two-hour episode on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. EST, with the second part of its premiere airing Thursday, Sept 13 at 9 p.m. -- right before the Season 4 debut of "Glee." (Listen)

Britney Spears Tears Up at The X Factor Auditions in San Francisco

Britney Spears became emotional when a familiar face showed up at the San Francisco auditions for The X Factor on Sunday – and revealed a personal secret.

When a male contestant stepped onto the stage at the Oracle Arena, "You could see that Britney recognized him straight away," a source tells PEOPLE. "She got this huge smile on her face and her eyes lit up. It was so sweet."

"I know him," said Britney, who was sitting on the panel with Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid and Demi Lovato. "We did a duet together 10 years ago."

When the singer started to cry and told the judges and the audience, "I'm gay," the audition became emotionally charged.

"At the time I didn't think I was worthy," he told Britney. "I didn't think you thought it was okay that I am gay."

Britney was nothing but supportive. "I think it is fine you are gay," she said.

"When he started crying and saying he thought he'd never see her again and that he'd had a lot to deal with, Britney was comforting him to calm him," the source says.

But during his audition, Britney was visibly shaken.

"She's been through a lot in those 10 years, too, so it must have been a shock for her to see him," the source says. "You could tell she was emotional and she really felt for him especially when he was crying, but she also stayed calm."

In the end, Britney gave the singer a typically straightforward critique.

"She handled it unbelievably well and really stepped up to the situation," says the source, who would not confirm the identity of the singer or whether he made it through the audition. "It was probably the most personal and emotional situation for her that's happened so far on X Factor, and she took it totally in stride in front of a live audience of thousands."

Jamie Lynn Spears Sings a Song About Britney Spears

(Video) Jamie Lynn Spears is following in her sister Britney's footsteps in pursuing a music career, and in a new song, she explains just how much she admires her older sister.

The younger Spears, 21, debuted the tune, called "I Look Up to You," onstage Thursday, during a showcase at the 3rd and Lindsley Bar & Grill in Nashville, Tenn.

"You can imagine who I wrote it about," Spears said as she introduced the folksy number.

"Scared little girl ... They took away your innocence," Spears sings in the opening verse.

The sisters have always been close, so it's a safe bet to assume Britney is a fan of the song, but the X Factor judge has not yet commented publicly.

Lambert, Spears top sexiest pop stars

Gay pop star Adam Lambert and Britney Spears have topped a new poll to find the sexiest male and female in music.

Former American Idol star Lambert earned 26% of the male vote to finish with twice as many nods as second placed Adam Levine, while new X Factor judge Spears was a clear favourite among the ladies, netting 45% of the vote.

Also making the sexy list: Justin Bieber, Enrique Iglesias, Lady Gaga and Beyonce.

Britney Spears Is an 'Incredibly Tough' X Factor Judge

Simon Cowell is not the only one who knows how to play hard-to-please on The X Factor.

During auditions in Kansas City – where Cowell was out sick – Britney Spears proved she was taking her new job very seriously.

"She's got a really good instinct, and when she loves something, she looks like she wants to dance on the desk," a source tells PEOPLE. "When she doesn't like someone, she is incredibly tough."

Her tough side came out over the weekend, when she told one disappointed singer, "You have to be great to be on this show, so [I vote] no."

During another audition, Spears and the other judges – Demi Lovato, L.A. Reid and Cowell stand-in Louis Walsh – walked off the set when a contestant refused to face the panel as he sang.

But, according to the source, Spears has a soft side too, which she displayed when she heard one little girl with a big voice.

The young contestant, who sang "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" from Dreamgirls, told the panel that if she won, she'd use some of the $5-million prize to take care of her family, so they would never have to be homeless again.

"Whoa! I don't even believe you're real," Spears, smiling, told the aspiring singer after a chills-inducing performance. "Was that just a track? You are amazing! Holy cow! You are a little woman, and you're going to soar."

As for Spears, since joining X Factor last month, "she's really massively grown in confidence," the source told PEOPLE. "She loves interesting and fun auditions and is prepared to stick her neck out and support someone no matter if some of the other judges disagree."

'X-Factor' -- All Four Judges Walk Off!

All four "X-Factor" judges just pulled a Britney and high-tailed it off set, TMZ has learned, after witnessing the worst audition in the history of auditioning.

Sources at the taping in Kansas City tell TMZ ... Britney, Demi, L.A. Reid and Simon Cowell's stand-in, Louis Walsh, couldn't stomach one more second of a certain wannabe superstar's "singing" and were so disgusted by it ... they walked out mid-audition.

We're told it all went down because the guy auditioning walked on stage, claimed to be "better than Chris Brown," and then turned his back to the judges to sing with his eyes closed. After a few bars of melodic torture, the audience started booing and the judges peaced out.

The judges all eventually returned, we're told, but Britney need a little extra time to get over what just went down.

'X Factor' Judges -- Let Them Eat Cake!

(Photo) Simon Cowell picked a bad day to call in sick for "X Factor" auditions -- because Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and fill-in judge Louis Walsh enjoyed cake backstage yesterday in Kansas City with the birthday boy ... L.A. Reid.

As TMZ previously reported, Britney really stepped up her game with Simon out -- despite almost falling on her way into the arena -- and was tough on contestants when need be. Simon is not expected to be healthy enough for today's round of auditions.

Britney Spears -- Wobbly Start in 'X Factor' Return

(Photo) Britney Spears just showed up in Kansas City, Missouri for her second round of "X Factor" judging ... and so far, not a SINGLE meltdown -- though there was a little stumble.

Brit stumbled in her high heels as she exited her limo, but quickly recovered ... to begin her first judging gig since San Antonio two weeks ago -- when Britney mysteriously walked off set and disappeared for several acts.

We're told Britney's bringing her A-game today -- showing up on time in a sexy white skirt, signing autographs for adoring fans.

That's not to say things are going perfectly -- Simon Cowell is a no-show today due to a bad case of bronchitis. UK "X Factor" judge Louis Walsh is filling in.

L.A. Reid is also there. So is the 4th judge.

'X Factor': Does Simon Cowell regret Britney Spears hire?

Depending on who you believe, Britney Spears is either working out great or horribly as a new judge on "The X Factor."

Us Weekly is reporting that EP Simon Cowell is already wondering whether employing Spears and paying her a rumored $15 million to judge the singing competition was the right idea. He's apparently concerned about her behavior during the audition process.

"He wonders if hiring her was a mistake," a source tells the publication.

The particular item in question was when the pop star walked off after a contestant ruined the Spears' song "Hold it Against Me." Because of her walkout, Spears missed the next four auditions. She later explained on Twitter that she was "just taking a little break."

The publication adds that Cowell also is wondering about Spears' judging and that she's a bit too nice. This follows an incident in which she claimed a performer could be "bigger than the next Justin Bieber."

Following this pronouncement, the publication says, "Simon was shocked."

But an "X Factor" source disagrees with all of this.

"Simon doesn't regret hiring Britney, and as a judge, she had strong opinions," the insider says.

J.Lo, Britney vie for biggest paycheck: report

Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears are jockeying to be the highest paid judge on the musical competition series circuit, reports say.

According to TMZ, Spears allegedly demanded to be paid more for her first season of "The X Factor" than Lopez made on her first season of "American Idol," which aired in 2011. A source tells the site that while Spears initially asked for $20 million to become a judge on the show, she was willing to negotiate. However, the source furthers that the star set her absolute bottom at $13 million -- as Lopez was reportedly paid $12 for her first judging stint on "Idol." TMZ reports that Spears ended up signing for $15 million, in between the two numbers.

Meanwhile Lopez, recently named the Most Powerful Celebrity in the World by Forbes, is playing coy with Fox about signing on for a third season of “Idol.” She recently told Ellen DeGeneres, "I really do enjoy [the show]. Now this is my second year. I don't know if I can go for a third year. It really does lock you down."

But when reports surfaced that she had opted out of continuing on the show, Lopez took to Twitter to set the record straight.

“There is no truth to reports that say I am definitely leaving ‘Idol,’” the triple threat wrote last week. “All I said was I haven’t decided what I am doing next year. When I know for sure what I’m doing I will let the #LOVE!RS know.”

While Lopez could be weighing her options, she could also be attempting to make producers sweat in order to up her paycheck. While TMZ reports that Lopez got a nice raise for her second season on the show, they believe that she may want to make sure she remains better paid than Spears, as "Idol" ratings are down.

Simon Cowell: Britney Spears Didn't Storm Off The X Factor Set

It might just be time for a "Leave Britney Alone" reference.

In the face of reports that new judge Britney Spears stomped off the set of the X Factor, several sources (including Brit herself) have come forward to declare that it just plain didn't happen.

And it looks like her fellow judges are the ones slamming the final nails into this rumor's coffin.

In an interview for the show's website, judges Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato were asked if Spears had stormed off the set.

"No, that was Demi," Cowell quipped.

Lovato rolled with it: "I was like, you know, tired of Simon, so 'I had to just, like, go,'" she said, switching into an English accent for that last bit.

The accent didn't get a good review from Cowell, though. "I'm not Australian," he responded.

"Whatever," she shot back, jokingly.

After getting all the banter out of the way, Cowell addressed the question at hand: "There was no walking off," he declared. "We have breaks every 5 or 6 songs. You can go have a cigarette, you can go to the loo. So as soon as anyone left their chairs, it was reported...that someone had left the show—and they hadn't!"

And if that won't put this thing to rest, we don't know what will.

Britney Spears Having "Incredible Time" at X Factor Auditions

Day two of The X Factor auditions is in full swing!

As we told you yesterday, new judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato settled into their seats next to Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid without any hiccups (no, Spears didn't storm off the stage!).

"I am having the most incredible time and love being able to sit next to Simon at the judging table," Spears exclusively tells E!. "The talent has been tremendous."

So, is the second day of auditions in Austin going as smoothly as the first?

Before we get to that, we've gotta tell you what Spears' fiancé Jason Trawick gave her last night...

After yesterday's long day, the 30-year-old pop star went back to her hotel to relax for day two of auditions. Spears and Trawick enjoyed dinner before they ended the night with Trawick giving his gal—get ready for it!—a foot massage, according to a source.

What a guy!

As for today, according to a fan on Twitter, at one point during today's round of auditions a contestant teased BritBrit by announcing, "I work at Britney's favorite coffee shop!" The crowd replied, "Starbucks!" which caused the coffee-loving songstress to smile and laugh.

Spears, dressed in the same dress as yesterday for taping continuity, wasn't amused by every one of today's hopefuls, however. Another audience member tweeted, "Britney: 'i wanna know who [let] u on stage, i feel uncomfortable with you looking at me.'"


"@britneyspears is doing really good at today's auditions!" another audience member tweeted.

Sounds like Spears may have taken Paula Abdul's X Factor advice to "speak your mind."

Britney Spears -- Day Two ... Will She Make It?

She's baaaaaaaaaaaaack ... Britney Spears just showed up for the second day of filming "X Factor" in Austin, Texas today -- wearing the same dress as yesterday ... for continuity.

It should be exciting ... at least if it's anything like Britney's first day -- when the singer walked off the set in the middle of auditions, disappearing for four full performances.

Some sources say Britney was upset over a contestant's rendition of her song "Hold It Against Me." Others say Britney just needed a break.

But it doesn't matter -- as we first reported, Britney's got "X Factor" over a barrel ... locking down a contract that pretty much allows her to do whatever the hell she wants.

Updates: Britney already seems to be in better spirits today than yesterday ... spotted dancing behind the judges' table with Demi Lovato with Simon Cowell sitting beside them.

1:50 PM PT -- ALL the judges are wearing the same outfits as yesterday -- and sources tell us, the reason is producers didn't get all the shots they needed on the first day of filming ... and need to fill in some gaps.

2:25 PM PT -- We're told Britney has had a great start to the day and seems much more confident -- even getting so bold as to disagree with Simon. She did take one short break, about five minutes, and she missed one audition ... which everyone on set was totally ok with.

3:32 PM PT -- Britney just said yes to a contestant the other three judges rejected -- saying, "I'll sign you personally, sweetie." One problem ... Britney doesn't have a label.

3:37 PM PT -- That's a wrap for now. The judges just finished one of today's tapings and waved goodbye to the audience ... check out all those Apple products.

Britney Spears Has 'X Factor' Over a Barrel

The honchos at "X Factor" wanted Britney Spears so badly, they literally gave away the candy store by giving her the right to do things during production that are not "normal" ... and that includes taking breaks whenever her little heart desires.

As TMZ reported, Britney walked off the set yesterday during the first taping, leaving behind an empty judge's chair while 4 contestants did their thing.

Sources connected with the production tell us Britney was "overwhelmed" and needed to leave. People who were at the taping tell us she was upset by the audience reacting negatively to some of her comments.

Fact is ... "X Factor" wanted Britney so desperately, she was able to negotiate terms that are "unheard of" -- so say people with direct knowledge of her deal. As one source put it, "Simon is a smart and shrewd businessman who knew Britney could make his show and he was willing to give her just about anything to come on board -- and he did."

So Britney is allowed to walk off any time she wants. And that's just the beginning. Britney can do just about anything she wants ... and get $15 million in the process.

Nice work if you can get it.

Paula Abdul Offers X Factor Advice for "Very Sweet" Britney Spears and Demi Lovato

Britney Spears and Demi Lovato may have already had their first day as The X Factor's newest judges, but there are still some things they could learn about being reality TV mentors.

At least that's according to Paula Abdul, who previously filled a seat on The X Factor panel alongside Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid.

"Live television is just that," Abdul told us at last night's Lupus L.A. Orange Ball at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. "You have to go with the flow, speak your mind, and just remember millions of people are watching.

"I think they're going to be fantastic," Abdul said about Spears and Lovato as judges on the show. She added that Spears seems "lovely" and "very sweet," adding, "Demi seems sweet as well."

When we asked if she'll watch this season of The X Factor, the 49-year-old said, "I'm a fan. I'm a fan of all of these shows. My humble beginnings have always been mentoring and helping other people."

So with Jennifer Lopez possibly leaving American Idol, would Abdul ever return to TV and a singing competition judge?

She laughed, "That's a question I've never even thought about."

Britney Spears' First Day at X Factor: Did She Really Leave Early?

All hail, Britney Spears!

The pop princess was welcomed by the roar of about 4,000 people who crowded into the Frank Erwin center for her debut as an X Factor judge.

So how did she do—and why was she missing from the last four tryouts? Read on for the full scoop from inside the arena...

Spears' first X Factor comment from the judging panel? The 30-year-old told a teen boy he could be bigger than Justin Bieber!

The "Womanizer" singer remained sweet and calm, only giving two no's during the auditions. Her harshest critique for one poor chap who had no chance of getting through was, "I feel like you need a new teacher to teach you how to sing."

Other than that, she found something nice to say to ever hopeful. "Texas has a lot of talent - seriously!" she tweeted. "Loving @TheXFactorUSA auditions so far."

Spears sat in the seat once filled by Paula Abdul with Demi Lovato taking the place of Nicole Scherzinger.

Lovato proved to be fun and feisty, often taking jabs at Simon Cowell and his age. She even went so far as to call him, "grandpa." "OMG!!! This is so much fun! #XfactorUSA," she tweeted.

About 14 soloists and groups sang for the judges. The X Factor peeps have asked us not to spoil the upcoming season by reporting who did and didn't make it to the next round.

After the tenth contestant, Spears was escorted backstage—and she didn't come back for the last four hopefuls.

We're being told she wanted to take a break.

None of the other judges mentioned her sudden departure—even when some in the crowd shouted, "Where's Britney?!"

'X Factor': Britney Spears and Demi Lovato face off over contestant

If "X Factor" producers are looking for drama from new judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato, it appears that they may have gotten exactly what they hoped for.

In an audio clip acquired by The Hollywood Reporter, the two judges square off during Thursday's (May 24) auditions in Austin, TX. It is here that Spears and Lovato couldn't have disagreed more over one of the entrants in the "Boys" category.

"I think that you have a great voice and your tone was great," Lovato says to the reportedly 14-year-old contestant. "But, I don't really know where you fit. I don't know what's going to set you apart from other musicians who are boys. So, I think you just have to find out what makes you special and what separates you from all the other teenage boys in this industry."

Spears countered by comparing the teen to one of pop music's brightest stars.

"I think you can be bigger than the next Justin Bieber," Spears says. "I feel like your runs are amazing...You're very gifted."

This wasn't the only excitement that emerged from the auditions either.

TMZ is reporting that Spears has already walked off the set of the singing competition. The incident happened after a contestant's performance of Spears' song "Hold it Against Me" left much to be desired. She split and didn't immediately come back, letting four performers sing to the three remaining judges, Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid and Lovato.

Spears explains the incident on Twitter saying, "Was just taking a little break people. I am having the BEST time!!!"

Britney Spears Walks Off 'X Factor'

Britney Spears walked off the set of "X Factor" moments ago ... and according to several people in the audience, she was upset after a contestant butchered her song, "Hold It Against Me."

Britney did not come back immediately ... and four contestants auditioned in front of the remaining judges ... and an empty seat.

Someone connected with the show tells us Britney was not upset over the song -- and that she "Just took a short break."

The show is currently on a break -- so we don't know if or when she will return to her seat.

Britney Spears tweets from 'X Factor' auditions

After weeks of speculation, it was confirmed just 10 days ago that Britney Spears and Demi Lovato will be replacing Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger as judges on FOX's "The X Factor" alongside Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid. And now Spears is all settled into her judge's seat and tweeting from the show's auditions for the upcoming season.

"Just arrived for @TheXFactorUSA auditions - hope everyone is ready! Still waiting on @SimonCowell of course....," writes the singer on Thursday (May 24).

Looks like she's already comfortable enough to be throwing jabs at Cowell, who's admittedly an easy target.

Wednesday she tweeted, "So excited to be going to Austin this week for @TheXFactorUSA auditions! Will I see any of y'all there on Thurs or Fri?"

Sounds like she's stoked to be part of Cowell's team. Are you equally excited to see Spears at the judges' table when "The X Factor" returns for its second season?

Simon Cowell on Britney Spears, Demi Lovato: 'What was I thinking?'

Britney Spears and Demi Lovato arrived today for their first tapings of "The X Factor" in Austin, Texas, just as Simon Cowell smirks, "What was I thinking?" in a new promo for the singing competition series.

Britney Spears arrived for the first auditions for the series wearing a dress which she could have stolen off a Barbie doll's back. The hot pink mini dress featured a sheer panel through the chest, which gave a peak at the singer's cleavage.


"Just arrived for @TheXFactorUSA auditions -- hope everyone is ready!" Spears tweeted from the Frank Erwin Center as she signed autographs for fans. "Still waiting on @SimonCowell of course."

Lovato -- also a blonde now -- arrived in a neon yellow printer frock, topped with a leather biker jacket.

"It's my first day... woo hoo!!" she tweeted. "Back in my home state... Texas are you ready??!! :D"

Lovato might not be quite so excited after seeing Fox's first promo for the season, which was released today.

"Last fall, 'The X Factor' rocked America. Now, everything is about to change," a narrator says. "Simon [Cowell] and [fellow judge] L.A. [Reid] welcome Demi and Britney as 'X Factor' judges."

The promo ends with Cowell sitting on a couch in a posh living room, in front of a grand piano.

"What was I thinking?" Cowell says.

According to TMZ, the first day of taping is going well. Sources tell the website that Spears has been articulate and even funny in her judging, though she has disagreed often with Lovato.

Britney Spears -- The Beginning of the X

(Photo) So it begins ... Britney Spears just showed up for the first day of filming for Season 2 of "The X Factor" in Texas -- wearing a slim-fitting breast-accentuating pink dress, black heels, and a half smile.

Auditions are set to kick off any minute at the Erwin Center in Austin -- and we're told Britney's fellow "X Factor" judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid are there too.

There are reports a 4th judge is also present at the auditions. We can't confirm this.

Britney Spears and Demi Lovato on X Factor: What Does Former Judge Nicole Scherzinger Say About That?

What would Men in Black 3 be without a resident hottie to snag the big screen spotlight?

Of course, we're talking about Pussycat Doll singer Nicole Scherzinger who looked absolutely stunning today when she strutted down the Men in Black 3 red black carpet at the premiere in New York City.

But despite the highly-anticipated third installment, E!'s own Jason Kennedy and Alicia Quarles also had season two of the X-Factor on their mind.

So, is the former judge (who is not returning for round two) going to watch Britney Spears and Demi Lovato take over the judges' chairs?!

A little.

"I don't watch a lot of television. I'll try to watch it when I can though," the former judge told E! News on the black carpet.

Nicole announced back in January that she would not be returning as a judge for season two after sources told E! News that Simon Cowell wanted to take the show in a "different direction.

But that doesn't mean Nicole's not fully behind the two new judges—Britney Spears and Demi Lovato—who will take her and Paula Abdul's old spots in the judge's seats.

"I wish them [Britney Spears and Demi Lovato] the best of luck, I'm excited for them," Nicole said to E! News.

Glad to know the former judge is rooting for the gals following in her footsteps! After months of negotiations, season two of the X Factor is finally in full swing with two fresh faces on board—Brit-Brit's even been tweeting about the auditionsin Austin this week, "So excited to be going to Austin this week for @TheXFactorUSA auditions! Will I see any of y'all there on Thurs or Fri?"

But we're not here to just talk about the boob tube! So, what else did Nicole spill at the premiere about her extraterrestrial MiB 3 cameo?

"She's kinda a badass cool chick," Nicole said of her character in the flick. "She's the girlfriend to the villain."

Sounds like a pretty cool part to play, right? We think so, and Nicole seems equally proud of her performance:

"I auditioned fair and square and then Barry [Sonnenfeld] told me they wanted me to do I sort of freaked out," Nicole told E! News. "I'm the biggest fan of Will [Smith] and Josh [Brolin]."

Congrats, Nicole! We can't wait to see you in full intergalactic fighting mode.

'Duets' judge John Legend trashes Britney Spears and Demi Lovato

There have been some pretty noted music rivalries through the years. Biggie versus Tupac. Eminem versus Moby. Courtney Love versus Dave Grohl. But there's a new one emerging on the horizon - John Legend versus Britney Spears and Demi Lovato.

The judge on the upcoming singing competition "Duets" fired the opening salvo while at a recent red carpet event. It is here that he tells E! that he questions the credibility of the newly-minted "X Factor" panelists.

"It's interesting when people, you know, are judging singing competitions when they aren't really singers," Legend says.


Spears recently signed a contract thought to be in the $15 million range to judge contestants on "X Factor." Lovato, who was a late entrant into the judging derby, inked what is believed to be a deal for about $1 million.

As for Legend, the soulful singer will be joined by Robin Thicke, Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Nettles on the ABC program. That series kicks off on May 24 at 8 p.m. ET.

'Glee' set for another Spears episode

The cast of Glee is preparing to shoot another Britney Spears tribute episode.

Glee bosses will incorporate eight of Spears' songs into a second hour-long homage to the ...Baby One More Time hitmaker, and, although Spears has not yet agreed to make an appearance in the show, but producers are attempting to work in a cameo.

The new tribute will be broadcast in the U.S. in the TV slot directly after an episode of talent contest The X Factor this autumn (12). Spears was unveiled as one of two new judges on the show, alongside Demi Lovato, earlier this week.

Spears' first appearance on Glee in 2010 remains one of the musical series' highest-rated episodes to date.

Mariah: Britney 'diss' just a joke

Mariah Carey has laughed off rumours she's angry at Simon Cowell for choosing Britney Spears over her as a judge on The X Factor after she appeared to take a swipe at the hitmaker during a recent interview.

Carey reached out to music and TV mogul Cowell when he first announced plans to launch a U.S. version of the hit British talent search early last year and expressed her interest in getting involved.

Carey, who was expecting twins at the time, was forced to drop out of plans to become a judge on the program due to her pregnancy and singer Nicole Scherzinger was reportedly chosen to take her place alongside Cowell, Paula Abdul and Antonio 'L.A.' Reid for season one.

The R&B superstar was briefly linked to the job again when Abdul and Scherzinger were dropped from the line-up at the end of the first series, but Cowell finally settled on hiring Britney Spears and Demi Lovato for the vacant roles and officially announced their involvement on Monday.

Carey didn't appear to be a fan of his decision to appoint Spears as a judge when she was asked about the hire during an interview for U.S. news show Extra, and said, "You think I focus on that stuff? Have we met? I love (Spears), honestly. I think she's a very nice person, but I don't care who's going on that show - as long as it's not me."

Her comments sparked speculation she was upset at being overlooked by Cowell, but Carey insists she was just joking.

Taking to Twitter on Wednesday she wrote, "@BritneySpears & @SimonCowell of course I luv+care about you dahhlings, congrats (sic)! U never know what's true or gossip, I was joking around!"

Britney is back - and so are the brickbats

Britney Spears hasn't even taken her seat as the new judge of "The X Factor," but the pop icon is already getting a lesson in the media glare of live, talent show television.

Spears had barely wrapped up an appearance in New York confirming she is joining the singing contest before the celebrity knives were out, raising the question of how well the singer, who went through a public meltdown in 2007, can handle all the newfound attention.

Her dress, nails, shoes, legs and figure have all come in for scrutiny - most of it negative - in a taste of what may come when the show returns to TV in September for two nights a week over four months.

The New York Daily News ran photos of the "Toxic" singer's "bloody picked fingernails". It also showed a close-up of her thighs, commenting that she "appeared in a short white mini dress that showed off her famous pop star legs - and what looks to be a bit of cellulite."

Spears, famed for raunchy dance routines and music videos in her heyday, is now 30-years-old and a mother of two. Outside her sell-out global concert tours, she has been largely shielded from the media since a career and personal breakdown in 2007 that resulted in her affairs being handed over to her father.

Mary Fischer at The Stir on website, said the singer was "a hot mess" in the cream dress she wore for her New York appearance on Monday before Fox TV network executives and advertisers.

"She might as well have just thrown on a nightgown or racy piece of lingerie. She would've achieved the same effect (showing off the fact that she's shed a bit of weight and gotten her groove back), but she wouldn't have looked like she was trying so hard," Fischer said.

She suggested Spears should take a tip from Prince William's wife and style icon Kate Middleton who "is the definition of being sexy without revealing too much skin."


Celebrity magazine Us Weekly was more excited by Britney's three carat diamond engagement ring, estimated to be worth about $90,000, that boyfriend Jason Trawick slid on her finger in December.

But some readers weren't dazzled by the ring and focused on Spears' fashion. Kathleen Tandy commented on the magazine's website that although Britney looked good in the second, purple dress she wore for photos on Monday "she looked like straight-up trailer trash" in the cream outfit.

Britain's Sun newspaper said "Britney looked better than she has in years," when she stepped out in New York. But elsewhere in the tabloid, reporters said her cream mini-dress "hugged her lumpy legs. A pair of tight ankle-strapped heels cut off her pins even more."

Elsewhere, Spears' legs were seen as either toned, bruised, dimpled or fat in hundreds of fevered online debates, where the former pop princess was compared (mostly unfavorably) to the demurely-dressed Demi Lovato, 19, who is also joining "The X Factor."

But the "Baby...One More Time" singer also had plenty of defenders.

"I don't care for Britney, but seriously what is with all the fat comments? I'd love to see what some of you guys look like or your spouses..." wrote user Goldie Treasure..

"The only thing that looks kind of weird is her knee, but whatever on that. Christina (Aguilera) and Britney are not little 17 yr old pop princesses anymore they are women in their 30's with kids, cut them some slack."

J.Lo topples Gaga to lead Forbes celebrity power list

Jennifer Lopez has topped the annual Forbes list of the 100 most powerful celebrities in the world, taking over from fellow pop singer Lady Gaga and beating out media mogul Oprah Winfrey.

The 42-year-old singer, actress and dancer, who rose up through the entertainment world ranks from her humble birthplace of the Bronx, New York, surprisingly jumped from 50th place on last year's list that measures power by entertainment related earnings, media visibility and social media popularity.

Forbes estimated Lopez' earnings in the past 12 months at $52 million, and her top ranking is powered by her lucrative gig as a judge on popular television show, "American Idol," a new clothing line at Kohl's, a top-selling fragrance and millions of Twitter and Facebook followers. She also just announced her first upcoming world tour, joined by Enrique Iglesias.

Winfrey, who has admitted struggling with her OWN TV network after ending "The Oprah Winfrey Show" syndicated TV chat show last year after 25 years, kept her No. 2 slot from last year, earning an estimated $165 million.

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber, 18, also stayed at No. 3 where he debuted last year, earning $55 million, with Forbes reporting he has become a serious investor whose portfolio includes music streaming service Spotify.

Pop star Rihanna landed on the list for the first time with estimated earnings of $53 million due to hits in the past year such as "We Found Love," and "Talk That Talk," while also landing lucrative endorsement deals with the likes of Nivea and Vita Coco, Forbes said.

Dropping four places from last year, Lady Gaga was ranked No. 5, earning $52 million, while new "The X Factor" judge Britney Spears returned to the list after a one-year hiatus landing at No. 6, earning an estimated $58 million helped by a successful tour.

Kim Kardashian was also a notable newcomer at No. 7. She earned $18 million - the lowest amount in the top ten - but attracted ample media attention for her splashy wedding and divorce. Pop singer Katy Perry landed at No. 8.

Rounding off the top ten was Tom Cruise at No. 9 with the comeback success of his "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" movie that earned nearly $700 million at the global box office, and Steven Spielberg's various ventures in TV and movies earned him an estimated $130 million to place him at No. 10.

British singer Adele entered the list at No. 24 after a record-equaling six Grammy haul and returning to live performing after surgery on her vocal chords.

Among big names to drop off the list was Charlie Sheen after his "Two and a Half Men" exit. His replacement on the show, Ashton Kutcher debuted on the list at No. 51.

The collective earnings power of the top 100 dropped slightly in 2012, with this year's crop earning a collective total of $4.4 billion, down from $4.5 billion in 2011.

The full list can be viewed at


Britney Spears dining at ABC Kitchen with her fiancé, Jason Trawick, and fellow “X Factor” judges Simon Cowell, LA Reid and Demi Lovato on Monday night.

Britney Spears -- 'X Factor' Announcement Was a Bloody Nail-biter

(Photo) No one was more nervous to see and hear reassembled pop princess Britney Spears at her big $15 million "X Factor" announcement yesterday than Britney herself ... at least judging from her chewed up and bloody fingernails.

Despite the unwavering support from her new boss Simon Cowell, Britney seems to be taking out her pre-show anxiety on her cuticles ... a problem she's been dealing with for years.

In fact, Britney made a New Year's resolution to drop the habit in 2008, saying ... "Next year, I have to learn to stop biting my nails! I would like to stop worrying so much, because I worry all the time."

Britney Spears -- New York Bound for 'X Factor'

Britney Spears is set to make a big splash Monday by personally appearing at the FOX Up Fronts in New York City for the announcement that she will be joining "X Factor."

As we reported, as of Friday AM the deal was NOT signed, contrary to various reports. There were some fairly minor issues that still needed resolving and both sides were hoping to finalize it by end of day Friday or over the weekend.

Britney will not sign the deal because she's under a conservatorship -- Co-conservators Jamie Spears and Jason Trawick will do the honors.

Our sources say ... Britney and FOX both think a personal appearance is essential in creating buzz for the show.

Britney Spears -- 'X Factor' Deal NOT Signed

Britney Spears has NOT signed on to do "X Factor," contrary to numerous reports.

Sources connected with Britney tell us, they are "very close" to signing, working out the last few details, but the deal has not been inked.

TMZ broke the story ... Britney will be making $15 million as a judge next season.

We're told the deal should be signed in the next day or two. The goal is for FOX to make the announcement Monday at the Upfronts in NYC -- that's where the Fall lineup is unveiled.

For her part, we're told Britney is really into it and the deal will definitely be signed, but not by her. Since she's under a conservatorship, Jamie Spears and Jason Trawick -- the co-conservators -- will be the ones to sign their John Hancocks.

The contract must be approved by the judge handling the conservatorship, but sources connected with Britney tell us ... it has already been pre-approved.

Howard Stern: Britney Spears is going to be a 'trainwreck' on 'The X Factor'

Howard Stern, whose debut as the new "America's Got Talent" judge premieres Monday, May 14 on NBC, spoke with the press today about his new gig, plus how he thinks Britney Spears will do on "The X Factor."

"I can't imagine," he says of Britney. "Listen, I think we're going to tune in to see if she can function through the thing. As far as any real criticism, I think Simon and LA Reid will do that. Britney's gonna stand there, eat a lollipop, wear sexy outfits. She's gonna sit there like J.Lo and say, 'You're wonderful, you're great, can I get a perfume endorsement out of this?' I'll tune in to see what kind of trainwreck she is, definitely."

But turning to his new judging gig, Stern says, "'America's Got Talent' is the perfect fit for me. For me to sit there and just judge music acts, it's getting a little tired. We haven't had a big superstar out of that in a while."

"What I like about the uniqueness of 'America's Got Talent' is it's true Vaudeville," Stern continues. "There was a mentalist, a juggler, dancers, a marching band. Unbelievable. You think I'd like a marching band? They are absolutely spectacular. We have this variety show and it suits me. It excites me to be a part of this."

He also says he'll be forthcoming as a mentor and will offer real advice to the artists.

"If a guy is struggling on 'America's Got Talent' and he wants to know why he's not winning ... I think I would be upfront enough with him," says Stern. "Also, I've been in the business so long ... the reason I lasted is I worked hard and I thought every minute about my audience and what I could do to entertain them."

But Stern does crack, "One of the things about being on 'America's Got Talent' that is absolutely scary to me is that people have to look at my face. This is a face made for radio.

Stern premieres Monday, May 14 on "America's Got Talent" at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. Are you getting excited?

It's Official: Britney Spears Signs X Factor Deal!

Britney Spears is official.

After months of eight-figure negotiations, the pop star has finally signed her contract to join Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid as a judge on The X Factor.

Spears finally inked her deal this week, E! News has exclusively confirmed. As we previously reported, Spears will get $15 million for one season's worth of work. She had agreed in principle to the deal weeks ago and had spent the last several days working out the fine print.

"The contract is signed," reveals source close to the star. "There's been a lot of back and forth over the past few weeks as they negotiated the small details, but she's on. It's all completed and Britney is beyond excited."

Cowell blew up the show's cast at the end of its inaugural season, firing judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger and host Steve Jones. Since then, he's been searching for the perfect panel in hopes of boosting the show's second-season ratings.

"She's ready for this," the insider continues. "She can't wait to sit down next to Simon at the judges' table and give this everything she's got. She is excited about showing the world that she can do this, and do this well. This is the perfect next stage in her career. Both Britney and Simon are very excited to work together."

This will be Britney's first network TV project since her short-lived Britney & Kevin: Chaotic reality series with ex-husband Kevin Federline.

Now we're just waiting for Cowell and crew to finalize the fourth judge (names floated in recent days include Spears' fellow former Disney princesses Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato, but neither has been confirmed) and name a new host—or, possibly, hosts. That announcement is expected by the time Fox announces its fall schedule at the upfronts on Monday.

'X Factor': Britney Spears and Demi Lovato agree to judge show - report

After countless fits, starts and rumors, it appears that "The X Factor" has finally settled on two new judges.

E! News is reporting that Britney Spears and Demi Lovato have offers to join the singing competition and have agreed to terms. The only thing left for the two is actually to sign the contracts.

Spears, who has long been believed to be in line for one of the open positions, will reportedly bring home $15 million as part of a one-year deal. No word yet on how much Lovato will make.

A spokesperson for FOX would not comment on the report.

The program has been looking for replacements for Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, both of whom were fired after Season 1. The seemingly never-ending list of potential candidates reportedly included Janet Jackson, Fergie, LeAnn Rimes, Katy Perry and Avril Lavigne.

If Spears and Lovato sign on, will that make you want to tune in?

The Wanted take aim at Britney

British boyband The Wanted have lifted the lid on Britney Spears ‘ diva demands, just days after they branded her rival Christina Aguilera "rude".

The Glad You Came hitmakers were left disappointed after meeting Aguilera backstage on U.S. TV talent show The Voice last month, when the Beautiful singer allegedly refused to speak to them.

Tom Parker revealed, "She's a total b--ch. She might not be a b--ch in real life, but to us, she was a total b--ch. She just sat there and didn't speak to us. Wouldn't even look at us."

The singer has now turned on Aguilera's former The Mickey Mouse Club co-star Spears, claiming the Toxic superstar's minders made the band face the wall as she walked past them backstage when they supported her during the U.K. leg of her world tour last year.

Parker tells New York radio station Fresh 102.7, "We signed a confidentiality thing that we should never say anything about what happened, but let's tell it anyway."

Bandmate Siva Kaneswaran adds, "I was in the hallway with my tour manager. Basically we were looking with a laptop, trying to get WiFi... facing the middle of the hallway. (Britney's) bouncers came down with her and told us to face the wall... As Miss Spears is walking through. 'We're like, come on!'

"We turned around and I faced a wall for about 10 seconds until she got really far away."

Jason Trawick Officially Britney's New Caretaker

Britney Spears' fiance Jason Trawick is officially the singer's newest conservator -- the judge in her conservatorship case just signed off on giving him legal power to govern Britney's affairs.

TMZ broke the story ... Britney's dad and conservator Jamie Spears filed the petition earlier this month, asking the court to add Jason as a co-conservator. We're told Britney also wanted Jason on board as co-conservator.

After the hearing, we overhead the lawyers say Jamie is "thrilled."

The move makes total sense ... considering the two are set to be married.

As co-conservator, Jason is now empowered to help decide how Britney will earn and spend her money -- including the $15 million deal she's about to sign with "X Factor."

Britney Spears Home Sale A Done Deal

Britney Spears is not taking a chance of losing the dude who wants to plunk down $4,253,000 to buy her Beverly Hills estate -- we've learned the conservators have cancelled the court hearing tomorrow which would have allowed other prospective buyers to overbid.

We broke the story -- Britney accepted the $4.253 mil offer, which is impressive considering the house was listed at $2,995,000.

Since Britney is under a conservatorship, the probate could generally hold a hearing which essentially turns into a bidding war. But we're told Britney's conservator and her lawyers asked the judge to cancel the hearing -- which was scheduled for tomorrow -- and they got their wish.

So, the $4.253 million offer sticks. It's good news/bad news ... even though Britney got significantly more than the asking price, she bought the estate in 2007 for $6.8 mil.

Britney Spears as X Factor Judge: "It Would Be Cool," Says First Season Winner Melanie Amaro

We'll get to Melanie Amaro's advice for The X Factor hopefuls in a second, but first she's chiming in on the possibility of Britney Spears becoming a judge for the second season.

Amaro said she hasn't heard for sure if the pop princess is going to be joining Simon Cowell when the show returns, but...

"It would be cool," Amaro told me earlier today while helping to promote the new round of auditions. "I know as much as anyone else does, but, yeah, it would be cool. I'm sure she'd have lots of things to say. But I do have to say that whoever Simon brings, they'll do an awesome job. He knows what he's doing. He's been doing this for years."

Amaro is currently in the studio working on her debut album. She's tight-lipped on details but says it will be all original tunes. She's come a long way from being booted off the show only to have Cowell bring her back to becoming the first winner of the much-coveted $5 million recording contract.

The audition process may be "long and tiring," but Amaro says it's pretty simple what you have to do. "Go out there, sing your heart out, impress the judges—and hopefully make them cry," she said.

Producers just extended the deadline for online auditions to April 27.

What not to do? "You shouldn't go out there and drop your pants," Amaro said, laughing. "You definitely don't want to do that."

Now we want to hear from you. Do you think "it would be cool" to have Britney Spears on The X Factor?

Britney Spears Closing $15 MILLION Deal To Judge 'X Factor'

Britney Spears and "X Factor" have struck a deal that will line the singer's pocket to the tune of $15 million for next season ... TMZ has learned.

We're told Britney's team and "X Factor" big wigs are working out "the fine points" of the deal, but the major terms are locked.

Once the final contract is drafted and signed ... it will go to Jamie Spears, Britney's daddy and conservator, as well as lawyers for the conservatorship. If they sign off, it must then go to the judge who oversees the conservatorship for approval.

Sources connected with the deal tell us ... it's a "virtual certainty" everyone will sign off. By the way, we're told Jason Trawick is "very involved" in the negotiations.

Simon Cowell, the "X Factor" Executive Producer, told us on TMZ Live Tuesday, "I would love to have her on the show. I think she would be a fascinating person to sit next to." Simon said they may make an announcement within a week.

Britney would fill one of two vacant seats on the judging panel. She's also way more expensive than the castoffs -- Nicole Scherzinger reportedly pulled in $1.5 million, while Paula Abdul raked in $2.5 mil.

"X Factor" refused to confirm or deny our story.

Britney Spears Busts Out With New Twister Dance Game

Britney Spears is a slave to Twister apparently.

The pop star is teaming up with Hasbro to release her own Twister Dance game this fall that will allow fans to use the iconic Twister spots to master all of today's hottest dance moves to the beats of their favorite tunes.

And the best part? Spears will star in several dance instruction videos and has also recorded a Twister remix of her hit "Till the World Ends" to accompany it.

"As soon as I saw the new Twister Dance game, I knew I wanted to be involved," said the pop princess in a statement. "I think kids will love rocking the spots and dancing to the music as much as my boys and I do. It's a lot of fun!"

To celebrate the release, Spears tweeted a bunch of photos showing off her tanned and toned tummy in a black bra and leggings from the Twister Dance video shoot, some of which she also posted on the game's official Facebook page.

Twister Dance retails for $34.99.

Wonder if we'll get to see her break out the Twister board on The X Factor.

Britney Spears' Conservatorship: Could Adding Fiancé to the Deal Put More Control in Her Hands?

Britney Spears has been in a conservatorship headed up by her father for so long now, we almost forgot how she ended up under his thumb in the first place.


But though the 30-year-old mother of two hasn't for some time now displayed any of the erratic behavior that allowed her parents to wrest control of her estate from her back in 2008, Britney hasn't made any apparent steps to regain legal control of her finances and her career.

Until now, perhaps. We asked legal experts to weigh in on whether fiancé Jason Trawick's recent petition to be added as a co-conservator means that the transfer of the reins back into Britney's hands has begun.

"It makes a lot of sense to me that [Britney's counsel] is requesting her fiancé to be appointed a co-conservator," L.A.-based attorney Allie Weinstein, whose past clients have included Lindsay Lohan and Brooke Mueller, tells E! News.

"It's only practical that your future spouse—who loves you, knows your daily routine, and has your best interests in mind—have authority to make personal decisions."

She explains that a conservatorship over an estate, which Jamie Spears has, is different from the personal conservatorship that Trawick is petitioning to be a part of.

"If Trawick is appointed co-conservator of Britney's person, he, together with Britney, will decide all of her personal decisions, including whether she can leave the state and enter into contracts," Weinstein says. "But because [his petition] does not request that he be appointed conservator of her estate, he will not have the authority to make decisions regarding her financial matters, like paying bills and collecting her income."

On the other hand, according to family law attorney Lisa Helfend Meyer, making Trawick a co-conservator would make for a big legal hassle if he and Britney were ever to split up, seeing as how Jamie and Britney's attorney would have to go to court to terminate his co-conservator status.

But at the same time, she notes, the fact that Britney's lawyer, Samuel Ingraham, is on board with the idea is a pretty good indicator that all is well in Spearsland. Trawick popped the question in December, making Britney sound (at least via Twitter) the happiest she'd been in a long time.

"If it wasn't stable, the relationship and her mental health, I don't think anyone would be doing this," Meyers says. "This is probably the first step towards eventually getting rid of the conservatorship. You want to see them get married and maintain stability and things are going well. Maybe someone is counseling them, saying do things in baby steps."

Either way, Meyers says, she speculates that this could very well be a point of transition for Britney, one that brings her closer to regaining legal responsibility for her life and money.

"There's been no incidents that at least the public is aware of in a few years, so why does she still need a conservatorship?" Meyer questions. "I see her in public and she seems better than a majority of the parents out there— what does she need a conservator for?"

Well, sounds as if Britney's got a character witness if she ever needs one!

Britney Spears' New X Factor Judging Gig: What Does Nicole Scherzinger Think?

Nicole Scherzinger's gig on The X Factor may not have ended too well, but does that mean she's hating on Britney Spears for likely landing a seat at the judges' table for the second season for $15 million?

"Britney is so bubbly and warm and everyone loves her anyway, so she just has to be herself," Scherzinger told E! News at the Elle Women in Music party at the Avalon Hollywood.

"I think that it's something that we can't deny, but there's something about Britney that we...are always rooting for her and behind her no matter what," she told reporters while rocking a hot, short, dark blue Tony Ward dress.

British pop star Jessie J, who's currently a coach on The Voice UK, also gave us her thoughts on Spears' new job.

"I think it's really important to have people who have lived it," the "Domino" singer said. "They can understand what these artists who are auditioning go through and really know how it feels to have rejection and have success. And I think that she's someone who's shown how to have a career with longevity. I think it's definitely something that the show [needs]."

As E! first told you just yesterday, Spears is thisclose to joining Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid for the second season of The X Factor. Spears' fiancé, Jason Trawick, is apparently going to become a producer on the show, too.

Now we want to hear from you. Do you think Spears will make a good X Factor judge?

Britney Spears Will Get Record $15 Million Payday to Be X Factor Judge

Britney Spears and Simon Cowell are about to become TV's next power couple. The pop princess is thisclose to signing a big-bucks deal to become a judge on X Factor, multiple sources have exclusively confirmed to E! News.

After weeks of heavy negotiating, Britney's team has finally agreed to a $15 million fee for the role. "Both camps were back and forth on the money but now they have finally come to agreement on the fee," says one insider with intimate knowledge of the pending deal. "That was the big sticking point and now, thankfully, it's been sorted. All they need to do now is work out the smaller points. The fact the money is now set, means that there is nothing stopping this from becoming a reality."

And this will be a package deal: coming along for the ride with Britney is fiancé Jason Trawick.

A second source reveals that her soon-to-be husband (who is also petitioning to become her coconservator), will become a producer on the show. "Jason is expected to be there every day Britney is on set. He is her rock and will help guide her through the process. He is the person she trusts the most," the second source tells us.

The deal will make Spears the highest paid judge on reality television, eclipsing Jennifer Lopez's $12 million deal for American Idol. Barring any last-minute snafus, Spears will fill one of two X Factor judging vacancies after Cowell fired Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger at the close of the show's first season.

A rep for the X Factor would neither confirm nor deny whether Spears was even being considered. A Fox rep had no comment. However a production insider tells E! News that "this is an exciting time for [Britney]. It'll be a fun project and she is welcoming the chance to mentor up-and-coming artists. She loves the idea of helping emerging talent get the recognition they deserve and is really looking forward to being on the show."

"She gets on very well with Simon. He has worked hard at persuading her to start this new chapter in her career. She is an icon, and the perfect example of what having the X Factor means.

"She's really looking forward to the project and being able to connect with her fans."

Britney is expected to start her new role in the middle of May but there's no word yet on who will fill the final spot, according to the show source.

"The decision of who will join Simon, Britney and L.A. is yet to be made. Simon really wanted Britney confirmed first. Once she signs, he can make the final preparations."

In a conference call, which took place before Spears' deal was imminent, Cowell waxed lyrical about his new judge, "The fact that she's one of the most talked about—not just pop stars, but people—in the world today means that you've got this star power. She's still hot, she's still having hit records, and she's still controversial. There's a reason for that."

In addition to two new judges, Simon is also hiring a new pair of hosts. X Factor is slated to return to Fox in September.

Report: Britney Spears in Final Negotiations to Become X Factor Judge

Britney Spears is thisclose to becoming a judge on The X Factor in Season 2, reports.

Reports of the pop star joining Fox's reality competition series surfaced last month, with a reported $10 million offer on the table. Negotiations are said to have hit a turning point over this past weekend, with Spears now expected to join the series with a possible $15 million salary.

Once Spears' deal is in place, Simon Cowell will look to fill the other vacant slots. Earlier this year, the show cleaned house, axing host Steve Jones and judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul.

Last month, remaining judges L.A. Reid and Cowell confirmed that the two open spots would be filled by two women. Janet Jackson was rumored to be one of them, but she quickly shot that notion down. Among the other names being tossed around are Leann Rimes, Stacy Keibler and Darren Criss, though the latter two were for hosting gigs. Criss reportedly already declined.

Do you think Spears would make a good judge?

Jason Trawick I'll Take Care of Britney Spears

Britney Spears is about to have a brand new conservator ... her fiance Jason Trawick ... TMZ has learned.

Sources tell us ... Brit's conservators will be filing a petition later today to add Jason as a co-conservator ... a move that makes total sense considering the two are all set to be married some time in the near future.

We're told Brit's dad Jamie Spears -- who is already one of the conservators -- is "thrilled" about the move.

Madonna eyeing Spears kiss repeat

Madonna has issued an open invite to Britney Spears to recreate their infamous MTV Video Music Awards kiss during her upcoming tour.

The pair made headlines around the world when they smooched onstage at the 2003 prizegiving, and the Holiday hitmaker is keen to pucker up with her pal again.

During a question and answer session with her followers on Wednesday night, she writes, "Britney Spears please come on stage and kiss me again. I miss you!!"

Madonna kicks off her latest concert series in Israel later this month, and she has also asked pop star Katy Perry to be part of her shows, tweeting: "I wanna see you in the front row somewhere this year. Okay?"

Britney Spears Sells Home For HUGE Price Will Move in with Jason Trawick

Britney Spears has sold her Beverly Hills estate ... TMZ has learned, but that's not the big thing. Get this ... it was listed at $2,995,000 and real estate sources tell us it sold for $4,253,000.

We're told Britney's people listed the house at a modest price, expecting multiple bids and possibly even a bidding frenzy. It looks like it worked out for them, because the price they accepted is more than a million over asking.

And it gets better ... because Britney is under a conservatorship in probate court, there will be a hearing on the sale next month, and anyone can come to court and overbid the accepted offer.

The house is in the Summit, an exclusive gated community -- and it's the house where Brit famously had a meltdown in 2008 ... when she was strapped to a stretcher and taken to a hospital.

As for where Brit will be moving ... real estate sources tell us she and fiance Jason Trawick will be renting a house for the short term, until they find something they want to buy.

Britney Spears & Jason Trawick Slip Away to S.F. for Quiet Vacation

Britney Spears and fiancé Jason Trawick enjoyed a quiet getaway to San Francisco together, where they managed to stay (mostly) out of the spotlight.

The couple arrived at the W San Francisco, where they stayed in the Extreme-Wow suite. "They stayed very under the radar," a source tells PEOPLE. "They wanted their getaway to San Francisco to be low-key and secret. It was just about the two of them being together."

Still, they did manage to get out and about a bit: Spears and Trawick were spotted shopping nearby their hotel at the Westfield San Francisco Centre.

'X Factor': Rihanna in discussions about judging, Britney Spears talks 'pretty much dead'

The rumor mill has been oddly quiet recently as it relates to "The X Factor." Well this ought to get things going again. Rihanna is apparently the next pop star being considered for the judges' table. is reporting that the "Umbrella" singer has started negotiations to fill one of the two vacant seats between Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid. RiRi was a guest mentor on the singing competition during Season 1 and certainly has the industry credibility and appeal that producers are looking for.

In equally interesting news, the site is saying that negotiations with Britney Spears are "pretty much dead," according to a source. Brit had been holding out for a bigger pay day than the $10 million they reportedly offered her. The other sticking point is producers were apparently looking for a two-year commitment while Spears was reportedly looking for an out after one year.

If Spears is, in fact, gone from the process, she joins recent decliners including Fergie and Janet Jackson.

'Dancing With the Stars': Roshon Fegan on Britney Spears showing up to see him

"Dancing With the Stars" week 2 started off with some amazing performances. Roshon Fegan tied with Katherine Jenkins for the top spot with 26 points. Though he didn't have a music superstar in the audience this week, last week Britney Spears showed up to cheer him on. We got a chance to chat with Fegan backstage at the show, where he gave us a look at how much it meant to him.

"It was Britney Spears and it was unbelievable," he says. "That was a crazy experience, just to have her looking at me out there, she could've been watching it on TV and that would've been good enough, but she was actually there. It was a dream come true as she is such an idol and an amazing performer and entertainer, I was just blown away."

We asked about why she was there. "Her fiancé it is a great friend of mine and a great fan of mine and has worked with me on some music stuff in the past, so he was like I am going to bring my fiancée. I was like that's cool, he forgot to mention that it was Britney Spears."

Wow! That is some surprise guest!

Britney Spears In Court for Conservatorship Hearing: Is the End In Sight?

Britney Spears is in the building, y'all!

The engaged pop star turned up in court this morning for a hearing on her seemingly never-ending conservatorship.

So, what happened?

Well, Britney—wearing a fuschia top, black jacket, white flair pants—was accompanied by her father, Jamie Spears, fiancée Jason Trawick, a scrum of bodyguards and the de rigueur (for celebrities, anyway) assembly of sheriff deputies for her appearance at the Los Angeles County Superior Courthouse this morning.

Britney's attorney wasted no time in asking the judge to seal the courtroom at the start of the 8:30 a.m. hearing to allow for a private discussion of the singer's "medical issues and financials." The request was granted and nothing was on record in front of Judge Reva Goetz.

The hush-hush hearing had been on the books for some time and while no details were disclosed about what happened behind closed doors, the court clerk told E! News that another hearing was scheduled to take place in April.

However, while today was just a progress hearing in the lengthy case (Britney has been under the conservatorship since 2008), sources tell E! News that Spears' attorneys and conservators have been working together to get a plan in place to transfer control of her estate back to Britney.

"That's the goal," the source said.

The lengthy and "complex" process could potentially take place later this year and while Britney's looming wedding is not the impetus behind the power transfer, it is certainly a factor pushing it along.

The source says that Britney herself is confident in her capacity to take back the reins of her life, but that there are various financial and legal reasons why the conservatorship remains in place.

'X Factor': Britney Spears talks resume, but she wants an easy out

The ongoing saga of Britney Spears possibly joining "The X Factor" seems to have taken a favorable turn. The pop star appears to be inching closer to signing a deal, but she and EP Simon Cowell look to be at loggerheads over one key thing, how long she'll stay with the show.

A source tells that "Simon Cowell wants at least a two-year commitment and Britney wants an out clause if she doesn't want to continue after one year."

The publication is reporting that FOX and show producers have upped the salary range from the $10 million Spears reportedly balked at to somewhere in the $12-15 million range.

"Money is not an issue for the show," the source says. "As of now, they are looking to pay her $12-15 million for the first season, with a drastic price hike for a second year based on ratings performance."

The network, producers and Spears remain mum on the matter. That said, in a March 9 interview with Atlanta's FOX affiliate, the normally verbose Cowell was remarkably tongue tied when it came to rumors of Britney negotiations.

"I can't confirm or deny," Cowell says while looking a bit uncomfortable. "But if she was available, I'd take her in a heartbeat. We've tried for years to get Britney to do one of these shows."

'X Factor': Britney Spears turns down $10 million offer

Maybe $10 million isn't enough. The Wrap is reporting that pop star Britney Spears has turned down the eight-figure offer to be a judge on "The X Factor" and instead she wants...double!

The show has been courting Spears for the gig after both Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger were fired. Other musicians who have been linked to the position include Janet Jackson (she declined), LeAnn Rimes and Avril Lavigne.

Nobody from FOX, "The X Factor" or Spears' camp are commenting.

The big problem here is that Spears has "The X Factor" folks and FOX over a barrel. With Jackson passing on the gig, the singing competition can ill-afford to have many more high-profile rejections. The show is currently third in a three horse race - behind "American Idol" and "The Voice." And when word leaks out (you can guess from who) that "The X Factor" is having trouble getting its first or second choice talent, this is hardly a compelling sell for advertisers and viewers.

Now it's entirely possible that the show and Spears will split the difference on this. But if they can't come to an agreement and "The X Factor" has to go on to their next option, their bargaining position weakens. Sure $10 million is a lot for Spears to leave on the table. But it's also important to note that her net worth is estimated at $155 million, so it's not the end of the world. She's also not short on options, including a reported ongoing Las Vegas gig.

Public salary negotiations can be a dangerous exercise, especially when a potential franchise is at risk. Hopefully everyone will learn this lesson before it's too late.

Britney Spears Offered $10 Million for X Factor, but She Wants How Much?!

Will she? Won't she?

Speculation on whether or not Britney Spears will join The X Factor for its second season continues, and although Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid addressed the topic (vaguely) during a conference last month, we were still left wondering the same questions.

Until now. The Hollywood Reporter is claiming that Spears' fiancé-agent Jason Trawick is negotiating the contract, and could possibly close the deal as soon as next week.

So what's the hold up?

Money, of course.

A source confirms to E! News that both camps have "been negotiating for some time," and it seems to be mainly on dollar amounts. Our source says Britney was offered $10 million to do the show, but she's holding out for $16 million.

That's her number and she's stickin' to it.

Do you think X Factor execs will give Spears what she wants?

'X Factor': Britney Spears receives $10 million offer to join show

The search may soon be over to fill one of the judging vacancies on "The X Factor." And that person is only one of the biggest pop stars on the planet.

Deadline is reporting that Britney Spears has received a $10 million offer to join the singing competition. This would be a huge get for the show which struggled during its first season and, as a result, fired Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger.

If Spears does sign on the dotted line, it wouldn't be that much of a surprise given previous comments from EP Simon Cowell.

During a recent interview, Cowell says, "I'm fascinated by [Britney.] The fact that she's one of the most talked about - not just pop stars - but people in the world today, means that you've got this star power. I would think that if she's managed to sustain a family, a career, which is tough, ['The X Factor' would be] a walk in the park."

No one from Spears, the show or FOX have commented on the matter.

In related judging news, X17online is reporting that LeAnn Rimes met with show producers on Wednesday (March 7) about the vacancies. The outlet quotes a source who says it was a "great meeting."

Will Britney and LeAnn make you want to tune in?

'X Factor': Britney Spears 'absolutely' in talks to join show

While "The X Factor" lost a potential judge on Friday (March 2) when Janet Jackson pulled out of the running, they may be close to adding a new one. Britney Spears appears to be in talks to join the show.

Louis Walsh, who serves as a judge on the UK "X Factor" says on the British TV show "Craig Doyle Live" that he was "out with Simon Cowell...and I know he is talking to Britney. He's definitely talking to Britney to do his American show. Absolutely true."

If Spears does join the singing competition, it wouldn't be a huge surprise. Cowell has previously said that he's a fan of the pop icon.

During a recent interview on "The Billy Bush Show," Cowell says, "I'm fascinated by [Britney.] The fact that she's one of the most talked about - not just pop stars - but people in the world today, means that you've got this star power...I would think that if she's managed to sustain a family, a career, which is tough, ['The X Factor' would be] a walk in the park."

Britney Spears Settles Sexual Harassment Suit Filed By Former Bodyguard

Britney Spears has settled a lawsuit filed by Fernando Flores, a bodyguard who worked for her for a very short time -- a bodyguard who claimed Britney was a sex-crazed maniac who came on to him and flashed him.

Sources close to Britney say the lawsuit is total B.S. -- he worked for her for about a minute.

Nonetheless ... Britney decided to end the lawsuit after going before a private mediator ... and it's officially case closed.

As for whether Britney paid Flores any loot ... no one is talking. The terms of the settlement are confidential.

'X Factor': Simon Cowell 'fascinated' by Britney Spears as judge, likes Janet Jackson too

With two vacancies to fill on the judging table on "The X Factor," Simon Cowell has a lot to think about as the show moves toward Season 2. And it looks like a couple of rumored judges sound pretty good to him.

During an interview on "The Billy Bush Show," Cowell says both Britney Spears and Janet Jackson would be excellent replacements for the recently fired Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. Spears, Jackson and seemingly countless other female pop stars have been associated with the job.

"I'm fascinated by [Britney.] The fact that she's one of the most talked about - not just pop stars - but people in the world today, means that you've got this star power," Cowell says. "I would think that if she's managed to sustain a family, a career, which is tough, ['The X Factor' would be] a walk in the park."

Cowell adds, "I would be fascinated to hear what she had to say."

As for Jackson, Cowell was much less verbose. He simply says, "Would she be a good judge? Yes."

Who would you like to see at the judges table when the show returns?

'Smash': Britney Spears not joining the show

"Smash" has apparently picked up a celebrity fan in Britney Spears -- who reportedly likes the show so much that she wants to be on it.

Contrary to a report, though, she's not currently in talks to appear on the NBC series.

On Thursday (Feb. 23) In Touch reported that Spears is "angling" for a role on the musical drama. The story quotes a source who says she had met with producers and the show is "looking for an appropriate role" for her.

A source close to the show, however, tells Zap2it there's no truth behind the report that Spears is in talks for a role.

"Smash" is currently in production on its final episodes of the season. Given the demands of choreographing, recording and filming the musical numbers along with the rest of the show, it's unlikely the show could write in a new character at the last minute.

There's always next season, though.

'X Factor': Show might add a second host; Britney Spears a possible judge

Simon Cowell promised a number of changes to try to boost ratings of his under-performing show "The X Factor" going into Season 2. And it looks like there might be double the fun on stage next year.

FremantleMedia North America, the company that produces the series, tells TV Guide that the singing competition might have two hosts next season to replace the recently fired Steve Jones.

"Simon's vision was always to have a man and woman host this and to make it feel a little bit like an award ceremony," says company CEO Cecile Frot-Coutaz. "A glamorous girl and a good-looking guy doing a kind of double act."

The double host scenario is something that "American Idol" tried out in their first season when Brian Dunkleman stood alongside Ryan Seacrest on the show. Dunkleman was sacked and Seacrest has gone on to become a star.

Frot-Coutaz also explains to the publication about the show's surprise decision to dump Paula Abdul. To the execs, the show just felt too much like "American Idol."

"There was no way around it," Frot-Coutaz says. "In terms of making the show feel different, everyone felt we needed to put it in a different situation."

In other "X Factor" news, Us Weekly is reporting that Britney Spears is putting out feelers to join on the judges table. They also add that Fergie is being considered for the series.

Britney Spears Agrees to Pay Beauty Company To End Lawsuit

Britney Spears is coughing up some dough to settle a lawsuit in which she's accused of being a perfume traitor.

Britney was sued by Brand Sense Partners -- a beauty company that hooked her up with Elizabeth Arden to front her Radiance perfume. Under the deal, Brand Sense was supposed to get 35% of Brit's profits.

But according to the suit, Britney and daddy Jamie entered into a secret deal with Elizabeth Arden and cut Brand Sense out of the deal.

The financial terms of the settlement are redacted, but the docs make it clear -- Britney paid Brand Sense commissions for a period of years, in addition to a lump sum.

Where Will Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus Be on Saturday Night?

Clive Davis and The Recording Academy's legendary pre-Grammy party is always packed with the biggest names in Hollywood.

And tomorrow night will be no exception...

The red carpet will be rolled out at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the likes of Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, Whitney Houston and L.A. Reid, among many others.

And guess who's headlining this year's bash?

Brandy and Monica!

As you may already know they just dropped their new single, "It All Belongs to Me," their first collaboration since the 1998 hit, "The Boy Is Mine."

"I'm scared," Brandy admitted to me yesterday about their performance. "I'm just scared of everybody in that room. I think that's why it's going to be a really cool performance because I do a little bit better when I'm afraid."

Monica isn't as worried as much. "I don't get nervous," she said. "I thank God for that because I don't know what I would do if I did."

Davis always delivers an eclectic roster of performers. He did reveal yesterday that there will tribute set to The Kinks led by the band's former frontman, Ray Davies, and featuring Jackson Brown, Elvis Costello and possibly Mumford & Sons.

As for the rest of the evening, Davis tries hard to keep most of it under wraps.

But considering who has performed in the more recent past—Matthew Morrison, Kelly Clarkson, Black Eyed Peas, Pink, Alicia Keys, Carrie Underwood, Foo Fighters, Rod Stewart, R. Kelly, Christina Aguilera, Usher, Leona Lewis and even Ms. Houston—tomorrow's bash shouldn't disappoint.

"What's exciting for me?" Davis said. "It's the idea of coming up with the combinations and doing the unexpected before this glittering audience."

Will Britney Spears Be at the Grammys?

Britney Spears may not have been nominated for any Grammys this year, but that doesn't mean she can't attend the big show.

But will she?

Here's what I'm told...

As of today, Spears has no plans to be in the house when the awards are handed out on Feb. 12 at L.A.'s Staples Center.

However, I am told that Brit may be attending Clive Davis and the Recording Academy's legendary pre-Grammy party the night before.

While we're sure fans would love to see Spears at the Grammys, they've got Modern Family on their minds.

A Twitter campaign using "#getbritneyonmodernfamily" took off last night after Spears tweeted that she "can't wait to see the next episode of Modern Family! Funniest show on TV."

Spears tweeted a follower that she "would love to be" on the award-winning sitcom.

Now we want to hear from you. Should Britney Spears go to the Grammys? Is she right for Modern Family?

Britney Spears to regain control of finances for her wedding: report

Britney Spears will not only be marrying fiance Jason Trawick on Valentine's Day, reports say, but also she will be getting an especially meaningful gift from father Jamie Spears -- control of her finances and business decisions.

A source close to Spears tells the Sunday Express that Jamie Spears is looking to end his conservatorship over his daughter's affairs in time for her wedding, which reports say will be taking place on Feb. 14 on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

"Jamie wants to go to court in early February so Britney will be a free woman in every sense when she marries," the source tells the paper.

While Spears' rep refutes the reports on the wedding date and location, Spears' camp has not responded to claims that her conservatorship may soon end.

Jamie was granted a court-ordered conservatorship over his daughter's life when, following her split with husband Kevin Federline, the pop star had a public meltdown that culminated in her shaving her head and attacking paparazzi photographers with an umbrella. The singer lost custody of her two children, Sean Preston and Jayden James, before her father swooped in to help the singer get back on track in 2008.

According to reports, all major decisions in Spears' life must be approved by her father and brought before a judge. Over the summer, sources told Radar Online that the father-daughter pair wanted to keep the conservatorship in place. But sources say that has changed since Spears got engaged to former agent Trawick.

"OMG. Last night Jason surprised me with the one gift I've been waiting for," Spears tweeted on Dec. 16. "Can't wait to show you! SO SO SO excited!!!! Xxo."

Soon after, she posted a photo of herself wearing her engagement ring along with the words, "I can't stop looking at it!"

In 2008, Spears praised her father in the Daily Star for his help, saying that he "saved my life."

"My father saved my life," Spears explained. "I probably wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for him ... [He] basically gave up his job and his life to look after me at a time when I wasn’t even sure I wanted to go on living."

Meanwhile, Federline was hospitalized earlier today in Australia, after complaining of chest pains while filming the reality TV weight loss series "Excess Baggage."

Britney Spears Can't Stop Staring at Her Engagement Ring

(Photo) Britney Spears is pretty enamored with her engagement ring – and she wants you to have a look at it, too.

The pop star, 30, who got engaged to Jason Trawick in December, shows off the ring in a new photo on her site, and makes a frank admission.

"I can't stop looking at it!!" she writes.

Spears and Trawick, her former agent, began dating in 2009. After celebrating their engagement in Las Vegas a few weeks ago, they enjoyed the holidays in New York.

Britney's Blast

Britney Spears and her fiancé, Jason Trawick, have been enjoying the holidays in New York, staying at the Mondrian SoHo. On Wednesday, the newly engaged couple went to hot 14th Street restaurant The Darby with friends. Spies said they were celebrating a girlfriend’s birthday and Britney sipped on water while dining on chef Alex Guarnaschelli’s specialties. The superstar further perked up when cabaret star Lady Rizo and the Darby band serenaded her from the stage with a cover of her hit “Toxic.” A witness said, “Britney had a blast.” Later she and Trawick headed back to the hotel hand in hand.

Britney Spears & Jason Trawick Celebrate Holidays in New York

Britney Spears and her fiancé, Jason Trawick, are staying at the Mondrian SoHo for the week to enjoy a New York City Christmas vacation.

Wednesday, the newly engaged couple enjoyed a night out on the town for a girlfriend's birthday at the hot restaurant, The Darby.

Tucked into a private booth, Britney, sticking to water, enjoyed many of the West Village eatery's specialties, prepared by Chef Alex Guarnaschelli.

Possibly to make the special guest feel at home, Lady Rizo and The Darby band serenaded her with a cover song tribute of Britney's hit song, "Toxic." After dinner, the couple headed back to their hotel hand in hand.

Spears' engagement ring cost $92K

Britney Spears' fiance Jason Trawick splashed out on her engagement ring - the diamond band set him back $92,000.

The Toxic hitmaker became engaged to her agent boyfriend last week and the pair quickly shared its happy news on

Spears later flashed the lavish ring as she partied with Trawick during his 40th birthday festivities in Las Vegas over the weekend, and now it's emerged the Neil Lane band cost Trawick $92,000, according to Life & Style.

A source tells the publication, "Jason helped design a 4-carat round-cut-diamond-and-platinum ring that has diamonds all around the band. It's gorgeous!

"He looked for a while for the perfect ring and chose it all by himself. By now he knows what Britney likes. Jason's never been engaged before, so he's really, really excited. He's thrilled that Britney will be his wife. They're both happy. They've come a long way."

Spears' ex blasts engagement

Britney Spears' ex-husband Jason Alexander is concerned about the pop star's plans to marry Jason Trawick because he's convinced their relationship is "fake".

The Toxic hitmaker wed childhood pal Alexander on a whim in Las Vegas back in 2004, but the couple had its marriage annulled less than three days later.

Spears' former agent Trawick proposed to the singer last week - but Alexander fears his one-time love is making another mistake.

He tells, "It's sort of sad... I know everyone wants me to be happy about this, but I am not. I think it's fake and I think people are afraid to say it... If you look at all the pictures between them there is no connection. They look like they are going through the motions."

But not all of the pop star's exes feel the same way - Kevin Federline, the father of Spears' sons Sean Preston and Jayden James, recently insisted he was "really happy" for his former wife.

Spears and Federline divorced in 2007.

Will Britney Spears' Third Marriage Be Her Best Yet?! Source: "You Can't Even Compare the Chances!"

Cue the rice throwing and champagne bottles popping, because Britney Spears is engaged again!

And, for the record, we could not be happier that the pop star landed a ring on her finger courtesy of now-fiancé Jason Trawick. And while people may be phoning their bookies ready to place bets on how long Brit-Brit's marriage will last this time, we're hearing the third time really may be the charm:

"You can't even compare the chances for this marriage to her others," a source thisclose to Camp Spears promises us.

And that's not all our spy had to gush about the gal…

"Britney is in such a better place than she was before," we're told. "Her outlook between then and now is night and day. So she's better off right there."

This makes us so happy. Go Brit!

After all the tabloid trouble she's had in the past (not to mention little luck on the love front with her two ex-hubbies), we're glad to hear that things are looking up for Ms. Spears. We knew she had it in her to sort everything out professionally and personally.

Trust us, the latter was the harder of the two for the femme fatale.

So how did Jason help turn things around?

"As to Jason? Britney's actually gotten closer to her father the past couple of years," our source fills us in on the family Spears. "And I think that says a lot on how well it's going to last. She's cool with men. I think less so women."

Well, that's a bummer, but let's stick to the happy stuff for now. We'll say it again: Congrats, Brit! Can't wait to see what wedding gown you don for what's sure to be your most fab walk down the aisle yet!

Federline 'happy' for Britney

Britney Spears' ex-husband Kevin Federline has congratulated his former wife on her engagement and given his blessing as she makes plans to wed Jason Trawick.

The singer's agent-turned-boyfriend proposed last week and Spears confirmed the happy news in a post on her page, calling Trawick her "new fiance".

Federline, who fathered two sons with the star before their divorce in 2007, has now sent his best wishes to the happy couple.

He tells Australia's TV Week magazine, "I'm really happy for her - I think he's a great guy."

The former dancer, who is currently appearing in Australian weight-loss TV show Excess Baggage, adds, "She's happy; she's doing really well. I want to say she's in a good place.

"I haven't spoken to her much since I've been over here (in Australia), both of us have been busy with her being on tour, but I do know from talking to the kids and talking to the kids' teachers that they're doing really good. It's a good step in the right direction. I'm totally happy for her."

Britney and her fiancé's big double celebration

Pop star Britney Spears and fiancé Jason Trawick celebrated their engagement in Las Vegas Friday night with a blow-out 40th birthday bash for Trawick at Chateau Nightclub & Garden. The happy couple stayed at the club until 3 a.m. Saturday morning before been whisked outside by a fleet of more than 20 security guards. Onlookers tell Page Six, “Britney left the club for 30 minutes before deciding to come back and party until 4:30 in the morning.” Spears and Trawick then headed to Sugar Factory American Brassiere where they ate pancakes and sundaes until 6 in the morning. A spy tells Page Six, “Britney couldn’t take the smile off her face and was taking camera phone pictures of her ring.”

Britney Spears's 'Princess' Engagement Ring: All the Details!

(Photo 1, Photo 2) Britney Spears may be a pop-star diva to the rest of the world, but to beau Jason Trawick, “she’s his everyday princess,” says celebrity jeweler Neil Lane, who designed Spears’s dazzling engagement ring to befit Trawick’s vision of the singer’s down-home regality. “Jason is a romantic and when I asked him to tell me about Britney and what the ring would represent to them so I could find inspiration, his response was always the same — she is his princess!”

With that theme in mind, Lane tells PEOPLE he designed from scratch a tiara-motif sparkler with a round, perfect white diamond in a handmade platinum setting that “looks like a mini crown,” the celebrated jeweler says. He also added 90 small round diamonds around the eternity band. “Jason didn’t want an over-the-top ring with a giant stone,” he adds.

Over the last month, Lane and Trawick clocked phone and email minutes as they collaborated while Trawick was traveling with Spears on her global tour. “Texts came from all over the world, from Abu Dhabi, Mexico and I don’t know where else!” says Lane.

But when Trawick stopped into Lane’s Los Angeles store to pick up the ring — less than one week before the proposal! — they both knew the hard work and scheming had paid off. “Oh my god, he loved it,” Lane shares, adding that he could tell Trawick had pre-proposal jitters. “The guy was so excited and nervous. At the end of the day, even with all the fame, he’s still a normal guy who was about to propose to the woman he loves.”

That said, Lane believes this couple is in it for the long haul. “He’s deeply in love with her. Britney is his princess and he is her knight in shining armor,” he says. “Jason’s protective of her. He adores her. Every good fairytale needs a princess, and now Britney has a ring fit for a princess!”

Britney Spears Celebrates Engagement, Shows Off Ring in Las Vegas

(Photo) Britney Spears had a pretty sweet celebration Friday night to celebrate her engagement to fiancé Jason Trawick.

After arriving in Las Vegas, the couple headed to Planet Hollywood where they checked into their 3,100-square-foot suite designed by former Top Design host Jonathon Adler. Dubbed a "mega suite," the two-bedroom domicile overlooks the Paris Hotel's Eiffel Tower and the famed Bellagio fountains. Not to mention, features a stunning red Murano glass chandelier in the entry way as well as a full dining room, living room and jacuzzi tub.

Spears, donning a short, nude Herve Leger dress, stepped out a few hours later and revealed her highly-anticipated Neil Lane sparkler during a congratulatory welcome on the hotel's mezzanine. Planet Hollywood Chairman Robert Earl presented Trawick with an oversized birthday cake in a quick ceremony.

"She wanted it to be quick because her kids where upstairs and she wanted to put them to bed," a source told PEOPLE.

Following the celebration, the duo stopped in at Sugar Factory's Chocolate Lounge where they shared a turkey burger and a club sandwich in a room closed off to the public to give the couple privacy. A line of waiters where later seen bringing a tray of cupcakes and a large sundae of ice cream covered in sprinkles.

And what better place to end the night than Paris's Chateau Nightclub. Surrounded by friends, Spears, 30, and Trawick, 40, hung out in their own private VIP table overlooking the club's dance floor.

"Britney seemed happy, holding Jason's hand," an onlooker said. They retreated to a private area after 1 a.m., but Spears was "dancing up a storm" until nearly 4.

Fun was definitely had, as her Facebook page reflected a new note early Saturday: "Tonight was one of the most magical nights of my life. Such an amazing time with my new fiancé and our closest friends and family."

Britney Spears Makes It Official - on Facebook

(Photo) Is any relationship truly official until it shows up on Facebook?

One day after Jason Trawick popped the question in L.A., Britney Spears shared the news on her Facebook page.

Previously "in a relationship," Spears, 30, changed her status to "engaged."

"Yes, I can confirm it's true," Spears's rep Jeff Raymond tells PEOPLE.

The pop star previously Tweeted her excitement about getting engaged to her boyfriend of two years (who proposed with a Neil Lane sparkler).

"OMG. Last night Jason surprised me with the one gift I've been waiting for," Spears wrote Friday morning. "Can't wait to show you! SO SO SO excited!!!! Xxo."

We can't wait to see it!

Britney Spears and Fiancé Jason Trawick: Anatomy of a Romance

With the exciting news that Britney Spears and Jason Trawick are planning on tying the knot, we figured this is probably as good a time as any to look back on the couple's courtship leading up to the big engagement.

Of course, this won't be Brit's first time walking down the aisle...

As any fan knows, she was married, albeit briefly, to childhood pal Jason Allen Alexander back in 2004 before getting the union annulled.

Later that same year, she exchanged vows with backup dancer Kevin Federline, with whom she had two adorable sons, before they called it quits in 2006.

But enough dwelling on the past. We've got a romance to celebrate here, people!

May 2010: Britney publicly confirms she's dating Jason, her former agent, by having him escort her to the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.

August 2010: Aloha! Britney and Jason enjoy a little R&R while vacationing in Hawaii.

Dec. 2, 2010: Britney celebrates her 29th birthday with Jason during a romantic getaway in Mexico.

April 2, 2011: Britney and Jason spend the weekend in Las Vegas. Along for the trip? The pop star's sons Sean and Jayden.

April. 25, 2011: Britney is spotted wearing a shiny bauble on her ring finger, fueling speculation that she and Jason are planning to get hitched. "It's not an engagement ring, not a story," her rep tells E! News.

Sept. 12, 2011: Jason is seen perusing rings at jeweler-to-the-stars Pascal Mouawad's showroom in Los Angeles. However, "Jason was there to discuss other matters with Pascal, but nothing relating to him personally," Britney's publicist tells E! News.

November 2011: Oops! Britney makes a small slip-up on a U.K. radio show, calling Jason her husband.

Dec. 15, 2011: Britney's rep insists that talk of her shooting down Jason's proposal is "entirely not true."

Dec. 16, 2011: E! News confirms that Britney and Jason are engaged just hours after the bride-to-be tweeted out this little hint: "OMG. Last night Jason surprised me with the one gift I've been waiting for. Can't wait to show you! SO SO SO excited!!!! Xxo." A source close to the singer, however, insists that the wedding "is not happening anytime soon."

How Does Britney Spears Get Married Under a Conservatorship?

Is Jamie Spears ready to give his little girl away again? It's hard to say.

Because Britney Spears has been in a conservatorship since her almost career-ending meltdown in 2008, Jason Trawick is legally bound to ask her father—who holds the keys to the castle—for permission to marry Britney, family law expert Lisa Helfend Meyer tells E! News.

And what if Jamie says (or said) no? Does Trawick whisk Britney away on the back of his motorcycle, like in the "Criminal" video?

"If he doesn't consent, then her marriage would not be legal," Meyer said. "It's very restrictive. It's not like you are marrying an adult."

Biologically, of course, Britney's a 30-year-old adult. But Jamie is the one who makes financial, medical and career decisions on her behalf. She has even been excused from giving depositions in various legal matters over the years because the judge overseeing her case has agreed with Britney's conservators (Jamie and attorney Andrew Wallet) that she's not competent to testify.

But she's been competent to make millions on tour...right?

Seemingly so. Spears has been free to petition to get her affairs back under her control for years now, Meyer said, adding that it's anyone's guess as to why the pop star has left things the way they are.

And now, presuming Jamie has agreed, she's getting married!

But so long as Britney's conservatorship remains, if there's a prenuptial agreement, Trawick will be entering into it with Jamie, Meyer says. And Britney could very well need her father's permission to rent a venue, purchase a wedding dress, pick out flowers, etc.—especially considering all of those things are likely to cost a pretty penny.

Jamie would also have to cosign the purchase agreement if Britney buys (or helps buy) a new house, Meyer adds.

And say, unfortunately, that Britney and Trawick get divorced—if she's still under the conservatorship, Jamie will have to sign off on any financial settlement they arrive at.

A conservators' hearing is scheduled for Jan. 19, but at this point, only an allowance of fees and a motion to seal court records are on the agenda.

Britney Spears + Engagement + Vegas = Another Quickie Wedding in the Works?

Britney Spears is no stranger to surprise nuptials.

So when sources confirmed to E! News that the newly engaged pop star and her hubby-to-be Jason Trawick are set to celebrate their happy news with a party in Las Vegas tonight, suspicions were naturally raised—could they possibly be bypassing a very long engagement and simply getting the deed done during their weekend in Sin City?

After all, it wouldn't be the first time for Britney. So, will wedding bells be ringing sooner than anyone thinks?

Nope! Spears has clearly learned from her impulsive past, and a source close to Spears tells E! News that a Britney-Jason wedding "is not happening anytime soon."

The source added that Britney is in no rush to walk down the aisle—not to mention, it might take a little more time to sort out the legal complications inherent in the 30-year-old still remaining under conservatorship. However, that little detail has been described as "an issue" rather than any serious impediment or threat to their marriage.

Way to turn things around, Britney. Congrats!

Get the Details on Britney Spears' Engagement Ring!

First comes love, then comes bling, then comes marriage.

Here's what we know about Britney Spears' bauble, as bequeathed to the newly engaged pop star by fiancé Jason Trawick (and speaking of rings, that certainly has a nice one to it)…

E! News has confirmed that celeb favorite and jewelry designer extraordinaire Neil Lane designed Britney's engagement ring.

According to Lane's rep, Trawick personally worked with the designer to craft the diamond-bearing band into Spears' "dream ring."

Aww! This one is definitely a keeper!

Though a photo of the ring has yet to surface, a source confirms to E! News that the diamond is round, comes in around four carats, and features micro pave diamonds around the band.

"It's classic, simple and beautiful," they said.

While there's no word yet on the ring's value (though "high" is probably a safe bet), for comparison, Britney's engagement ring from her marriage to hubby No. 2 Kevin Federline was 5.5 carats, designed by jeweler Cynthia Wolff and estimated at roughly $40,000.

Meanwhile, Spears is in good company with her Neil Lane band, as plenty of other stars have or are still donning the jeweler's engagement wares, among them Zooey Deschanel, Emily Blunt, Kristen Bell, Portia de Rossi, Jennifer Hudson, Milla Jovovich, Jenna Dewan, Nicole Richie, Kate Beckinsale, Ashlee Simpson, Kate Hudson, Reese Witherspoon and Jessica Simpson.

Britney Spears -- I'm ENGAGED ... maybe

Jason Trawick may have jumped the engagement gun ... 'cause Britney Spears just posted a message hinting that he ALREADY popped the question ... and she said yes!

Britney just went to her Facebook page and wrote, "OMG. Last night Jason surprised me with the one gift I've been waiting for. Can't wait to show you! SO SO SO excited!!!! Xxo."

TMZ broke the story ... Trawick had planned to ask for Britney's hand in marriage during their trip to Vegas ... and the smart money was that it was all SUPPOSED to go down tonight. Seems he just couldn't wait!

Sources close to the couple tell us ... Jason organized a MASSIVE celebratory dinner tonight at the Chocolate Lounge at the Sugar Factory in the Paris Hotel ... because Brit Brit LOVES chocolate.

We're told there will be a chocolate fondue and all the men will get chocolate truffle cigars.

After dinner ... the gang is set to go to Chateau nightclub and party the night away.

We're told everyone involved in the fiesta has received specific marching orders -- anything Britney wants, Britney gets.

Britney Spears -- She's Getting Engaged Tonight to Jason Trawick!

Britney Spears is getting engaged to boyfriend Jason Trawick, TMZ has learned.

Multiple sources who are definitely in the know say Jason plans to pop the question tonight ... in Las Vegas.

We're told Britney knows they're getting engaged, so it's not going to be a big surprise.

Sources say Britney's conservators have given their stamp of approval. The matter will go before the judge in the conservatorship case but it's virtually certain Brit will get the judge's sign off.

And we're told ... Jason did it the old fashioned way ... by asking Britney's dad, Jamie Spears, for permission to marry his daughter.

And they're also doing it the new-fashioned way ... we've learned there WILL be a prenup.

Spears to take time off in 2012

Pop star Britney Spears is set to take an extended break in the New Year, according to her record label boss.

Joe Riccitelli, the executive vice president of promotion for RCA Records, has confirmed Spears will relax and enjoy time out of the spotlight in 2012 after wrapping her mammoth 79-date Femme Fatale Tour earlier this month.

But Riccitelli insists there will be plenty of new material from Spears' chart contemporaries.

He tells U.S. radio station Hot 99.5, "She's going to take a little time off. (But) we're working on a Christina Aguilera release for later on this year, we're working on a new Usher project for later on this year, Pink is about to go back in the studio. We're excited about that."

Britney Spears' San Fernando Valley Winter Wonderland

(Photo) Back home from her whirlwind world tour, Britney Spears has decked the halls of her brand new L.A. mansion with boughs of holly ... and tons and tons of colorful Christmas lights.

The 30-year-old singer has spared no expense to get into the festive light-everything holiday spirit -- casting a bright glow across her stuffy ultra-exclusive San Fernando Valley neighborhood.

All Brit Brit really wants for Christmas is ... a huge electric bill. Clark Griswold would be proud.

Fa la la la la la la la laaaa.

Did Britney Spears Really Turn Down Her Boyfriend's Marriage Proposal?!

Britney Spears has had multiple opportunities to deny that she's engaged, be it after she was spotted wearing a diamond ring or because it may have just been time for another engagement rumor!

But we've all been under the assumption that she and longtime boyfriend Jason Trawick just aren't ready to go there yet. Who knew that her former agent may have already popped the question—and Spears' answer was no?!

Well, that's what some reports are saying.

But the real deal, according to Spears' rep, is that news of her shooting down Trawick's proposal is "entirely not true."

In Touch Weekly had reported that Trawick got down on one knee and offered up a massive engagement ring and everything, and that Spears panicked and backed away.

That exact story hasn't made the "BS Alert" section of Spears' website yet, but it will look right at home along with another magazine article titled, "Pressured to Wed Against Her Will."

Meanwhile, whatever's going on behind closed doors doesn't seem to be taking too much of a toll on the couple.

Spears tweeted yesterday, "Poor Jason he has less than 5 hours left to be in his 30s. I have a big surprise for him tomorrow. Xxoo." And today, she posted a photo along with this: "Hbday Jason! He looked so cool in the ["Criminal"] video, that I had to get him a new motorcycle...Check out this new Confederate Bike I got him!"

What a perfect way to leave rumors in the dust.

Britney Spears Lawsuit -- It Costs $300k Per Year to Keep Her Ass Safe

It costs $303,900 to provide Britney Spears with a full-time 365-day security detail ... this according to her former protectors who claim the pop star's people screwed them out of half-a-year's pay.

The people who run Britney's estate are being sued by Advanced Security Concepts Corporation -- claiming Team Spears never paid them more than $140k in fees ... after they kicked the bodyguard company to the curb back in 2010.

ASCC claims Team Spears has been unfairly holding a grudge against it ever since one of their former bodyguards, Fernando Flores, filed a lawsuit against Britney last year ... accusing her of multiple instances of genital-exposing sexual harassment. Britney has denied the allegations.

But in the lawsuit, ASCC claims Team Spears demanded the company cover Britney's legal expenses in the case -- even though they weren't obligated to put up the cash.

ASCC claims Britney's people not only fired them after the stand-off -- but they refused to fork over a check for $141,625.00 ... the remainder of a 1-year contract which Brit's camp had previously agreed to pay out whether or not they actually used the security service.

We reached out to Brit's camp for comment -- so far, no response.

Britney Spears Reads Up on Herself

(Photo) After performing the last show of her world tour, Britney Spears caught up on the latest news about herself by perusing the latest issue of OK! Magazine at the airport in Puerto Rico on Sunday.

One of the articles Brit Brit was snapped perusing -- which TMZ was able to uncover because the back of page of that article is in this picture -- was titled The Top 10 Shortest Marriages ... of which she and ex Jason Alexander were #7.

Britney knows the importance of staying on top of current events.

Britney Spears Celebrates 30th Birthday a Week Late

(Photo) Britney Spears blew out the candles on her 30th birthday cake – and then got ready for a holiday break.

"Having an amazing time at the end of my tour," she Tweeted on Friday night. "Belated bday party!"

Spears, whose birthday was actually the previous Friday, had one show left in Puerto Rico.

"Looks like my xmas list is complete," she Tweeted. "Thanks for all the great suggestions. Its been fun shopping with ya'll."

Aside from wrapping presents, there may be one more item on Spears's holiday list. Sources say her boyfriend Jason Trawick, 39, is ready to pop the question.

Aniston tops hottest woman poll

Jennifer Aniston has been voted the hottest woman of all time in a new men's survey.

Editors at polled members of the general public to determine the most desirable female - dead or alive - and the former Friends star has topped the list.

One Million Years B.C. beauty Raquel Welch was named second best, while blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe landed at three. Pop stars Madonna and Britney Spears round out the top five.

But Aniston insists she doesn't deserve the title and has instead offered up her own preferred picks.

She says, "It's a tie between (actress/model) Brigitte Bardot and (feminism activist) Gloria Steinem. But if I had to choose one, I'd say Gloria because, well, she's the full package. That's sexy."

Also making the cut were Angelina Jolie (10), Scarlett Johansson (12), Megan Fox (13), Colombian singer Shakira (18), supermodel Heidi Klum (20), Salma Hayek (22), Cameron Diaz (24) and Victoria's Secret beauty Gisele Bundchen (25).

Nicki Minaj, Rapper and Fierce Fashionista, Turns 28-and Gets Some Britney Spears Love!

(Video) Happy birthday, Nicki Minaj!

The "Super Bass" rapper marked her 28th this morning with a simple message on Twitter: "No wishes. Just thanks. Gratitude. To God be the glory," she wrote.

She also got a little love from pal, Britney Spears, which has to be a great way to start the morning. And while we don't know how Nicki plans to celebrate the rest of the day, we're sure the diva is gonna do it up in her signature outrageous style. This babe's never met a wig or a Rainbow Brite color she didn't love!

America's Tweet-Heart: Britney Spears Thanks Lance Bass, Ryan Seacrest, Victoria Justice & More!

Britney Spears is finally not a girl, but a woman!

The queen of pop turned the big 3-0 Friday and celebs ranging from Victoria Justice to Ryan Seacrest tweeted birthday wishes and sent videos to the star. Brit-Brit graciously thanked them in return, reminiscing about birthdays past and even remembering a song she forgot she recorded!

Kim Kardashian saluted the singer, tweeting: "Welcome to the 30's club Britney Spears Love you!" Britney matched Kim's happy vibe, replying, "Thank you so much Kim for your kind words and wishes! Luv u too! Xxoo."

And then Britney took Twitter trips down memory lane with Ryan Seacrest, Demi Lovato, Victoria Justice, and Lance Bass.

Ryan tweeted the star, complete with a pic from seven years ago, welcoming her to 30 by flashing back in his own style: "Happy birthday Britney Spears...7 years and so many frosted tips later, we're both finally 30!" Britney, matching the Ry-Master's tone perfectly, thanked Seacrest while offering him: "Next step for you are extensions!"

Victoria Justice gave Brit a shout out, tweeting one of her fave songs: "I would like 2 wish the amazing Britney Spears a magical birthday. BTW, "Santa Can U Hear Me" has always been 1 of my fave Chrstmas songs." The queen of pop has been in the biz so long she admitted she forgot she recorded the Christmas tune: "Thanks Victoria. Stirring up some old memories. Forgot that I did that!"

Brit also took a trip down memory lane with Lance Bass, who joked the blonde was now a geriatric by wishing her "Happy 30th grandma!!!" Brit reminded Lance just how long they've known one another, responding: "You knew me when I was celebrating my 18th! Wow. Feels like yesterday."

The birthday princess is currently continuing her tour of Latin America and will play a free show in Mexico City Sunday. Now that's a whole different kind of birthday gift! Love that Britney.

Britney Spears: How She Spent Her 30th Birthday

While Britney Spears was celebrating her 30th Friday by ice-skating in Houston with boyfriend Jason Trawick, her celebrity friends were sending her birthday messages or homemade videos.

"Happy birthday to the beautiful Miss Britney Spears! Welcome to the 30's club, Brit!!" Kim Kardashian told the pop star on Celebuzz. "I wish you all the best for this next year and beyond. You're going to love your 30's! I love you and hope you have a magical day."

Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber phoned Spears on Friday, while Nicki Minaj and Lance Bass (who kiddingly called his old pal "grandma") – not to mention hundreds of her biggest fans – posted videos to honor her.

Rihanna, Katy Perry (who wrote, " Happy B-day, Brit Brit!"), Ke$ha, Pauly D, Heidi Klum, Miley Cyrus and others sent their well-wishes, as did Ryan Seacrest: "7 years and so many frosted tips later, we're both finally 30!" he wrote, while also posting an old photo of himself with Spears. Her response: "Next step for you are extensions!"

The pop star enjoyed reading many of the messages and watching the videos while in bed on her big day with her sons Preston, 6, and Jayden, 5. She also thanked many of her friends and fans on Twitter.

"Thank you girl. Max is so cute! Miss you. Xxoo," Spears responded to Christina Aguilera. Bass also got a special note: "You knew me when I was celebrating my 18th! Wow. Feels like yesterday," Spears wrote.

The birthday girl resumes her South American tour Saturday and plays a free show in Mexico City on Sunday before closing out her world tour next weekend.

Anatomy of a Pop Superstar: Happy 30th Birthday, Britney Spears!

Grab the Cheetos and the fancy Red Bull, y'all, because we've got a birthday to celebrate!

That's right, Britney Spears has reached yet another milestone, this time of the birthday variety, and today turns the big 3-0. To help the Mouseketeer-made-good-then-bad-then-good-again celebrate, we're taking a look back at her life—and what a life it's been!—over the past three decades.

Where to start? Where not to start is the question…after all, it's Britney, bitch.

Dec. 2, 1981: Britney Jean Spears is born in Kentwood, La. The world doesn't know what hit it.

1993: Making good on her prowess for performing at a young age, Britney joins the cast of The New Mickey Mouse Club, alongside once and future contemporaries Keri Russell, JC Chasez, Christina Aguilera, Ryan Gosling and, perhaps most notably, Justin Timberlake.

1996: At age 15, Britney lands her first solo record deal with Jive.

1998: Britney released her debut smash single, "…Baby One More Time," and while it was a massive hit, what really catapulted her into the public consciousness (and fantasy) was the accompanying now-iconic music video released several months later, which saw her wearing an ultra short schoolgirl skirt, donning pigtail braids and engaging in rather suggestive school-hall dance numbers. Soon after, she's linked to fellow Mousketeer and 'NSync runt Justin Timberlake, though the couple are urged by their management to both keep their relationship quiet and announce that they planned to abstain from sex until marriage. Um, best-laid plans.

1999: At 17 years old, Britney releases her first album and tests the bounds of both the stretching power of spandex and the patience of conservative parents everywhere. It's in this year that she nabs her first Rolling Stone cover, which not only sparks controversy for showing the teen reclining in her underwear, but sparks rumors that the bustier-than-remembered singer had gotten breast implants.

2000: Britney releases her second album, Oops!...I Did It Again, which sells more than 1.3 million copies its debut week. She also takes to the MTV VMA stage donning a nude, sheer, bedazzled body suit. Don't remember it? J.Lo sure does.

January 2001: Seven words: Britney. Justin. American Music Awards. Matching denim. Later that month, she performs alongside 'NSync and Aerosmith during the halftime show at Super Bowl XXXV.

Fall 2001: Britney's third album, Britney, arrives, and while sales are still massive, they show signs of dipping from the strength of her previous two. Her watercooler quotient is as high as ever, though, which she ensures by taking to the VMA stage to perform "I'm a Slave 4 U," this time accompanied by an albino snake whose writhing is rivaled only by that of Spears herself.

2002: Britstin? Justney? Whatever they would have been called (and thank God they decoupled before the advent of the one-named wonders), Britney and Justin broke up. Teenage girls everywhere rejoice and Britney is villainized after Justin's "Cry Me a River" is released and seems to indicate that infidelity (paging Wade Robson) was to blame for their split.

2002: The same year, the newly single Spears takes on her first acting role, the widely panned Crossroads.

September 2003: For the third year in a row, Britney creates a sensation at the MTV VMAs, sharing the stage (and some saliva) with Madonna and Christina Aguilera. She also releases her fourth album, In the Zone and takes the opportunity to present a birthday cake to Michael Jackson, which he infamously misinterpreted as an award for Artist of the Millennium. Which doesn't exist.

Nov. 17, 2003: Spears receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Jan. 3, 2004: The start of something not so good. Spears shocks the world by tying the knot with her childhood friend Jason Allen Alexander in a quickie wedding in Las Vegas. A few days later, the marriage is annulled.

June 2004: Her fourth world tour is canceled when Spears suffers a debilitating knee injury while filming the music video for "Outrageous."

Sept. 18, 2004: At the age of 22, she marries backup dancer Kevin Federline.

2005: Not content to let the tabloid press do the dirty work for her, Britney makes strides in taking herself off whatever pedestal she was on (inadvertent though that may have been) by turning her home video footage into the UPN reality show Britney and Kevin: Chaotic. And it was.

Sept. 14, 2005: She gives birth to her first son, Sean Preston Federline.

June 2006: After a string of questionable, caught-on-camera maternal missteps, Britney sits down with Matt Lauer for an emotional interview defending her mothering skills and her marriage. It doesn't help her case all that much.

Sept. 12, 2006: Her second child, son Jayden James, is born.

Nov. 6, 2006: Britney files for divorce from K-Fed and immediately begins making the social rounds with Paris Hilton—and thus begins a string of questionable moves, associations and an alarmingly long period of underwear aversion.

February 2007: Britney shaves her head and attacks a paparazzi car with an umbrella. The next day, she checks into rehab.

March 2007: She checks out. All better?

September 2007: Clearly not prepared to get back into the spotlight, she opens the MTV VMAs with a trainwreck performance of "Gimme More."

Jan. 3, 2008: A low point. Britney locks herself in her bathroom with son Jayden James. Police, ambulances and helicopters swarm the property and she's removed via gurney and taken to a hospital, where she forcibly returns under a 5150 hold and is ultimately stripped of her custody. Her parents blame Sam Lutfi, her self-styled manager, for drugging and confusing the star.

Feb. 1, 2008: Jamie Spears is granted a temporary conservatorship over his daughter and her affairs, which lasts to this day.

March 2008: Comeback time! Britney pops up in a guest-starring role as a receptionist on How I Met Your Mother.

July 16, 2008: Federline is awarded full custody of their two sons, with visitation rights only given to Spears.

September 2008: Britney's comeback album, Circus, is released. She spends much of the next year on a world tour.

May 2010: Spears confirms that she's coupled up with her former agent Jason Trawick by taking him as her date to the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.

Sept. 28, 2010: Britney guest stars on Glee.

March 29, 2011: Britney's seventh studio album, Femme Fatale, is released and becomes her sixth No. 1 album.

September 2011: Armed and scandalous! Britney and Trawick costar in Spears' "Criminal" music video, which causes controversy in London for depicting the duo ransacking a local store in the wake of the British riots.

August 2011: Britney's career is back in fine form as she accepts multiple awards at the Video Music Awards and even gamely appears onstage alongside Lady Gaga's alter ego Jo Calderrone.

Fall 2011: Rumors reach a fever pitch that Trawick is planning on becoming the third Mr. Spears and gearing up to pop the question to his longtime girlfriend. Both sides deny it. For now.

Dec. 2, 2011: Britney turns 30! Here's to another newsworthy decade.

Britney Spears's Boyfriend Is Ready to Pop the Question: Sources

Britney Spears is getting ready for her 30th birthday on Friday and will finish up a successful world tour next week – but that's not all she's gearing up for.

A source close to the singer tells PEOPLE that an engagement is imminent for the pop star and longtime boyfriend Jason Trawick, 39, who sources say has picked out a ring.

"They?ve been talking about marriage for a long time," says the source. "It would be surprising if they are not engaged by the end of the year."

Adds the source: "Britney is really looking forward to turning 30. She is having one of the best times of her life."

Britney Spears Is Reading Up on Love & Romance

(Photo) Britney Spears has been in and out of love through several relationships over more than a decade – and, even now, just days away from her 30th birthday, she understands that there's plenty more to know.

Asked by the U.K.'s Stylist what she's been reading recently, the pop star mentions The Mastery of Love, a meditation on love and relationships written more than a decade ago by Mexican spiritualist author Don Miguel Ruiz.

"It's basically an analysis of love and what it means to love," Spears says. "It goes through all the different aspects of love – who you are as a person, knowing yourself before you even attempt to love anyone else, that sort of thing. It's really well-written and thought-provoking."

So, she would recommend it to anyone in a relationship?

"Yes definitely, it's very cool," she says. "It's not so much about learning something; it's one of those things where you already know this stuff, but it's good to instill it in yourself again."

The loves of Spears's life are her boys Sean Preston, 6, and Jayden James, 5, as well as boyfriend Jason Trawick, her former agent. Asked what her dream holiday would be, Spears doesn't hesitate.

"It would be with my children, of course, and my boyfriend Jason, and really that's it," she says. "We'd probably just go skiing somewhere really beautiful and have hot chocolate – in a cabin."

But asked if she has a bucket list, she mentions a more hair-raising sport. "I would like to go skydiving," she says.

Britney Spears Enlists Fans to Help with Her Holiday Shopping

The holiday shopping season officially kicks off on Black Friday – and even Britney Spears is feeling the retail pressure.

On Wednesday, the pop star Tweeted to her fans, asking what she should buy for her mom Lynne, 56.

"Since I'm on tour, I'm gonna do my Holiday shopping online this year..but I need ur help picking out gifts. Let's start w/ mom! Any ideas?" she wrote.

Almost immediately, her 11.2 million followers chimed in on Spears's feed with suggestions. "GET YOUR MOM A CUSTOMIZED SLAVE 4 U OUTFIT," one Tweeted.

"She would look so hot!" Spears replied, also commenting on the suggestion of a French beret: "She would definitely look fierce :)"

Spears laughed out loud at this suggestion: "Give her a picture of you as Mrs.Claus, Jason as Santa and Sean and Jayden as little elves!" And she liked a sweet, simple suggestion from follower @TylerWasBTW: "I think you should get a scrap book made for her! That way you can have it hand made!

Spears, who will ring in her 30th birthday on Dec. 2, eventually settled on the hairstyling tool EZ Curler for her mom. "I think I'm gonna go w/ the pink one! Shhhh....don't tell mom," she Tweeted.

Spears is currently on the road for her successful Femme Fatale Tour, but she'll have plenty of time to spend with her family and her boyfriend of more than two years, Jason Trawick, for the holidays. The tour wraps up on Dec. 10 in Puerto Rico.

Britney's leg bitten by fan

(Video) Britney Spears had a nasty shock during the lapdance segment of her Femme Fatale show in Brazil when the fan she hauled on stage tried to bite her leg.

The pop superstar has taken her tour to South America and as part of her nightly routine, she pulls one reveller on to the stage to receive a saucy dance.

However, the singer was thrown into a panic when she wrapped her legs around a young male fan in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday and he tried to sink his teeth into her calf.

Spears quickly removed her legs from his shoulders and looked over to her security team, before carrying on with her routine at a safe distance.

Britney Spears Goes Green ... Bikini

(Photo) Britney Spears went green in Rio by showing off all her environmentally sound bits in a bright emerald two-piece bathing suit on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old mother of two is doing her part to make the world a better place.

Britney Spears' Dad Scores Small Fortune For Femme Fatale Tour

Britney Spears dad, Jamie Spears, got a boatload of money for managing the Femme Fatale Tour ... TMZ has learned.

We obtained court documents which reveal the judge in Britney Spears' conservatorship case awarded Jamie $537,987.37 as a base pay for his services on the tour. In addition, the judge allowed Britney's personal manager, Larry Rudolph, to give Jamie 20% of his10% commission because Jamie did so much on the tour. Jamie does not reveal the exact amount he gets from Rudolph, but in all Jamie will rake in a 7-figure payday.

And, Jamie is asking that the judge extend his conservatorship fee of $16,000 a month indefinitely.

But here's the real story ... Jamie did the job of 5 people on the tour, and even with Jamie's fee Britney saved more than a million bucks in salaries.

2012 People's Choice Award Nominations

Voting begins today for all 43 categories and will end on Dec. 6, 2011, except for "Favorite New TV Drama" and "Favorite New TV Comedy" which will remain open for voting until the night of show. The People's Choice Awards air live Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.

Favorite Album of the Year:
21, by Adele
4, by Beyoncé
Born This Way, by Lady Gaga
Femme Fatale, by Britney Spears
Own The Night, by Lady Antebellum

Spears rocks out in London

Britney Spears took a break from rocking the stage on Tuesday night to sit in the audience of the Rock Of Ages musical in London's West End.

The Toxic hitmaker is currently in the U.K. on her Femme Fatale tour, and she couldn't resist heading to the U.K. capital's famous theatre district to watch the rock-themed production at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

Spears took in the show with her boyfriend Jason Trawick, before heading backstage to meet the cast, which includes British pop star Shayne Ward.

Ward took to his after the meeting, writing, "Met Britney Spears tonight. She was kind enough to come backstage and have a picture with us all. She was lovely and looks really well."

Spears to make acting comeback

Britney Spears is planning to make her acting comeback in 2012 - and she wants to turn bad for her big screen return.

The Toxic hitmaker made her feature film debut in 2002's Crossroads, which was panned by critics and only pulled in $61 million at the international box office.

Spears has stayed away from movies since the project, but now the pop superstar admits she's eager to give acting another shot - and has her sights set on playing against type.

She says, "Definitely next year I am going to take a different route. I see myself being a detective, assassin or even a bad girl."

Director: Britney Spears and Jason Trawick Sizzle On-Screen - and Off

In the video for her single "Criminal," Britney Spears shares passionate scenes with her real-life boyfriend more than two years, Jason Trawick – and things seem to be going equally well off-screen, the video's director tells PEOPLE.

"It's an interesting situation, filming intimate moments like that between two people who, off-screen, would be sharing moments similar to that," says Chris Marrs Piliero, who also directed Spears in her video "I Wanna Go."

"Off camera, Jason is a very cool, chill guy," he added. "Which goes really well with Britney because she's so much the same … she's a really sweet girl that, when the cameras aren't rolling, she's just chilling out. They would just [hang] out together."

In the video, shot over two days in London, Trawick plays the bad-boy love interest who takes Spears's character away from her abusive boyfriend. As they embark on a crime spree, the couple – who recently shot down rumors of an engagement – also finds time to show some skin in a few sex scenes.

"When you're looking at that final kiss for the shootout, it's a loving very passionate kiss," Piliero says. "That was important to the video and that was passionate and natural on their end. That's a real moment between them."

"It was really painless," he added of filming their clinches. "I feel like all three of us had a really comfortable level of communication and trust."

Early on, however, Piliero wasn't thrilled about having Trawick, who doesn't have an acting background, in the video. "I don't think I was ever psyched going into it," he says. "But he did an awesome job."

Trawick, 39, also showed up on the set with a new ripped physique, and his chiseled look attracted a lot of notice.

"He's been on a diet and he worked out," Piliero says. "I'm not sure what his secret is, but he went pretty hardcore with it and those are the end results."

As for Spears, 29, who helped develop the concept for the video and offered ideas throughout filming, Piliero says that after years in the business she's at the top of her game.

"Britney is stunning in the video. She's definitely keeping a workout routine – you can definitely tell she's doing a great job staying in shape," he says, adding, "She has these great expressions she makes and this charming sparkle on her face. She eats you up with her looks."

Spears' sexy dance for Jonas

Joe Jonas was left hot under the collar during his gig with Britney Spears on Monday night when the superstar dragged him onstage for sexy lap dance.

The Jonas Brothers star is currently the opening act on the Toxic hitmaker's Femme Fatale tour, and the pair performed for thousands of fans at Wembley Arena in London.

However, Jonas' duties weren't finished when he completed his set - Spears ordered him back onstage and handcuffed him to a chair, before dancing around him provocatively and wrapping her legs around his neck while singing her track Lace and Leather.

Britney Spears Tweets Condolences After Concertgoer Dies in a Fall

Tragedy struck after a Britney Spears show last night.

After attending Spears' Femme Fatale concert, a 31-year-old woman was killed when she fell from a fairground ride set up outside Dublin's O2 arena.

"I was saddened to hear of the tragic accident in Dublin. My heart goes out to the family. -Britney," the singer tweeted today.

"We can't say [what happened], it all happened so quick," Kenneth McFadden, owner of fair operator McFadden Entertainment, told Dublin's Independent newspaper. "We are just in bits at the moment, we are just devastated."

The woman was identified as Siobhan Healy. She reportedly fell off of a ride called the Tip Top.

McFadden said that he had never had any problem with the ride in the five years he's been operating it. He said that it was possible the accident was captured by one of the CCTVs set up in the area.

Meanwhile, the National Police Service is investigating Healy's death, but a rep for the Health and Safety Authority says that they are not, as it did not appear to be a work-related accident.

Earlier in the evening, fans waiting to get into the show were caught in a heavy downpour that prompted severe weather warnings to be issued countywide.

Spears performed in Belfast, Northern Ireland, tonight and will play two shows in London this weekend.

Britney fan dies in ride fall

A Britney Spears fan plummeted to her death outside the O2 arena in Dublin, Ireland on Monday after falling from a fairground ride.

Siobhan Healy, 31, boarded the Tip Top ride after attending the singer's Femme Fatale performance and fell to her death minutes later.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fairground ride operator and owner of McFadden's Entertainment, Kenneth McFadden, has since confessed staff opted to keep running despite severe weather conditions. Irish police have launched an investigation into the accident.

A spokesman for the O2 arena tells the Daily Mail newspaper, "Kenneth McFadden, owner of McFadden's Entertainment, confirms that a tragic incident took place last night at one of the attractions we operate. It is being investigated by the gardai (police) and we are, of course, co-operating fully with them."

Britney Spears, boyfriend sexy in 'Criminal' video

Britney Spears has tweeted a link to her new, sexy Criminal video.

Ladies & gents, I'm excited to present to you the video for one of my favorite songs off of Femme Fatale. Enjoy…

In the mini-movie, Britney catches her snooty boyfriend talking to another woman. They take their argument outside and he hits Britney.

In steps real-life boyfriend Jason Trawick to rescue her. What follows is a Bonnie-and-Clyde style crime spree and lots of sex - mostly Trawick showing off his buff, tattooed bod as Brit Brit sings, "Mama, I'm in love with a criminal."

Seems pretty personal! What do you think? (Video)

How Many Twitter Followers Does Britney Spears Now Have? (Hint: She's Bigger Than Michigan!)

"Gimme More," eh? You ain't kidding.

Britney Spears has become the sixth person to hit the elusive 10 million Twitter mark, joining an exclusive club that includes fellow music superstars Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry.

To put it in perspective, that number is roughly equal to the population of Belgium, or a little more than the state of Michigan.

Who else is the rarefied tweet zone?

The Britster, who has 10,157,172 followers @britneyspears, is catching up quick to Kim Kardashian 's 10,356,472 Twitter followers in fifth place.

We'd say that's pretty good news for the 419,514 people Britney is following!

And Spears definitely delivers to her fans, having uploaded 1,095 tweets since launching her account, the latest a twitpic of her Femme Fatale road show in Paris.

Here's a rundown of the rest.

@ladygaga leads all Twitterers with a whopping 14,441,874 devotees. She's followed by @justinbieber with 13,365,355, @katyperry with 10,751,805 and President Barack Obama's 10,527,232 followers.

Shakira's feed is closing in on the 10 million mark—she has 9,154,900 followers for seventh place, just ahead of Taylor Swift's 8,458,688.

Rounding out the top 10 list are Rihanna with 8,317,546 fans and early Twitter booster Ashton Kutcher, aka the first person to break the 1 million barrier, who's up to 7,928,341.

Britney Spears Brings Son On Stage in Budapest!

(Photo) Looks like Britney Spears' oldest son is taking after his performing mom.

During a stop in Budapest on her Femme Fatale tour, Brit was joined on stage by her son Sean Preston!

After she was lowered from the ceiling as confetti and fireworks rained during a rendition of "'Til the World Ends," the singer had another surprise for the audience: her son suddenly appeared with her.

How was his big debut?


Her son was a hit!

Although he first seemed a bit shy, clutching a microphone and crouching down on stage with his mama, she quickly urged him to "stand up!" which he did, as the crowd cheered.

By the time the stage lowered them both back below, he seemed to be loving the attention. How cute.

Now let's see little Jayden James on stage at the next show!

Britney Spears Calls Jason Trawick Her Husband-but Does She Have the Permission?!

Oops…she did it again.

Sans umbrella in hand, of course. But our girl Britney Spears did make a small slip-up on KISS FM U.K. radio last week, calling boyfriend Jason Trawick her husband and gushing about their family time with her two sons.

So is there something preventing Brit from tying the knot? And why oh why is Papa Spears horning in on her tour?

Because even though Brit is doing better than ever, Daddy Spears is still her guardian, and manager Larry Rudolph is rewarding him for all his hard work as Brit's tour manager, a position for which he has yet to receive compensation.

And while we totally agree that her go-to guardian should get a few bucks for all his dedication, we have to wonder when Brit will finally take control of her own life, especially with her 30th birthday approaching in December.

But while 30 probably marks no slowing down in the life of Ms. Spears, it may mark the year to give marriage another go—a decision which both Jason and Brit will presumably turn to Jamie for permission.

Thirty and asking for daddy's permission? Seems a bit odd, right?

Well, no, from a conservatorship stance, as a guardianship generally governs all contracts, including marriage—meaning Brit most likely can't wed without her father's OK.

And with the recent birth of ex-hubby Kevin Federline's child, we're thinking Brit may have the desire to have baby number three, or perhaps at least wedding number two (and a half with the Vegas stint), if her most recent music video foreshadows the future.

For now, it seems like Brit is finally surrounding herself with people who have her best interest at heart (taking any hints, LiLo?), but we would still love to see Brit take another walk down the aisle.

Whether she's bald or with a snake in hand, our favorite Femme Fatale is sure to make the wedding a kill.

Britney's Dad Scores 7 Figures in Femme Fatale Tour

Britney Spears' daddy will get more than a million bucks -- possibly a lot more -- for his work as the manager of Britney's Femme Fatale Tour.

TMZ has obtained legal docs in Britney's conservatorship case, which show Britney's overall manager, Larry Rudolph, wants to give up 2% of his cut to Jamie, because daddy Spears has done such a great job -- Larry's cut is 10% of the gross.

We've learned Jamie has not gotten an extra penny for his work as Tour Manager -- a position he's held since February.

According to the docs, Jamie negotiated a sweet deal for Britney with Live Nation, the tour promoter. He's also coordinated Britney's personal schedule, and supervised her arrivals and departures. He's handled finances, managed Britney's security to protect her from the paparazzi and made 200 - 400 calls and other communications a day on Brit's behalf.

Even though Larry Rudolph is voluntarily giving 2% of his cut to Jamie, it still has to be approved by the court, but that's just a formality.

Armed and Scandalous! London Officials Demand Apology Over Britney Spears' "Criminal" Shoot

Uh-oh, y'all. Britney Spears did it again—namely, caused the otherwise stiff upper lip of some Brits to crinkle into a frown over some purportedly uncool behavior.

So what did our Brit-Brit do over in fair Londontown? And why are the authorities demanding an apology and substantial donation to make amends?

Well, last week, some fun but otherwise harmless paparazzi shots of Britney and her beau Jason Trawick on the set of her new music video "Criminal" surfaced, showing the couple getting their Bonnie and Clyde on, running from a convenience store with Britney brandishing a fake gun after they pretended to rob it. You know, for the purposes of an entertaining music video.

Well, guess who was none too entertained?

Local politicals on the Hackney Council (the area of London where the shoot took place) have come out—their own figurative guns a-blazing over the shoot—criticizing Spears and demanding an apology for her seeming insensitivity for waving around a fake pistol in the very area that was so devastated by the London riots this summer.

"I think she should apologize and make a sizable donation to a Hackney charity that deals with young people…for the rudeness and damage she's done to this community," city councilor Ian Rathbone told ITV's news show London Tonight.

And despite the fact that the city council approved the shoot in the first place—thus allowing "Criminal" to be filmed in the area at all—they say that they never gave the OK for a fake pistol to be used in the shoot. Though, in fairness, Team Spears probably never thought to ask.

Plus, one listen to the lyrics would probably have tipped them off: "Mama, I'm in love with a criminal…He is a sucker with a gun, gun, gun, gun."

"In this case, we did not agree that a replica gun could be used at Stoke Newington Town Hall and we are disappointed…We will be raising this matter with the production company."

Meanwhile, when asked if the Hackney government was perhaps overreacting to the situation, the local M.P. Diane Abbott held firm.

"It is only a music video, but it's images like this, with pop stars glamorizing gangs, which means that some young people…get drawn in. Britney should really know better."

Or perhaps the city council should know better—like the difference between fiction and real life?

Of course, it's not just the recent riots that have made officials in the area sensitive to the gun play. A large portion of the 2012 London Olympics will be held in Hackney, and, a year out, they are becoming particularly sensitive to the depiction and imagery associated with the area—particularly as it has suffered from gang and gun violence in the past.

Meanwhile, they also likely don't want to be seen as giving special treatment to Britney, as the council recently denied filming rights to British broadcaster Channel 4 to shoot the TV show Top Boy in the area, as the crime thriller revolved around gang crime set at a fictional housing project in the area.

That project's writer says their request was rejected to prevent any potential tourism deterrents ahead of the Olympics, and while the mayor of the city did not specifically comment on that charge, he did note that it was not fair for residents to have their neighborhood "stigmatized on national television."

Having it stigmatized on international television, on the other hand, was apparently just fine.

Spears' camp has yet to comment on the controversy, but didn't appear to be immediately aware of it, posting on her Twitter last week that she was "having a blast in the UK!...Love it here."

Too bad the feeling doesn't appear to be mutual.

Interview: Britney Spears looking forward to 30

The singer who created a sensation when she hit the music world in pigtails and knee socks is turning 30 — and Britney Spears says she's looking forward to it.

The U.S. pop star will be on the South American leg of her "Femme Fatale" world tour as she celebrates the landmark birthday on Dec. 2.

"I hear the older you get, the wiser you get and the more you know what you want — so hopefully it'll be a good year," the woman who was once one of the Internet's most-searched names told The Associated Press.

Spears kicks off a string of European tour dates Thursday in St. Petersburg, but is not scheduled to play on the birthday itself. She has spent the summer performing across North America to generally positive reviews.

"The audiences have been just amazing, they've been so great to bounce off of and the energy I get from them, it's great, it's really cool," she said.

Her seventh studio album, "Femme Fatale," debuted at No. 1 in the U.S. Billboard charts and globally, and Spears targeted it at her female fans.

"With the big picture of being "Femme Fatale," I think it is really inspiring for girls all together feeling very empowered and having a voice and being heard," she said.

The singer was in London to promote her U.K. gigs, which include two in October at London's O2 Arena. After Russia, she tours across Europe — from Hungary and France to Sweden, Germany and Britain — before heading to South America in November.

With more than 35 gigs left to play before her final date — Dec. 10 in San Juan, Puerto Rico — it's a demanding schedule, and saying healthy and fit is high on her agenda.

"I have a good group of people around me, and we have the show at a certain time every night and we just try to stay consistent on having a routine and staying fit and healthy," she said.

A former child performer, Spears shot to international fame with her 1999 debut album, "Baby One More Time." The hits kept coming including "Oops!.. I Did It Again" and "Toxic," but her personal life spiraled out of control. She lost temporary custody of her two young boys, had spells in rehab and was admitted to a psychiatric ward.

Four years after that public meltdown, Spears is looking forward. And with more than 70 million albums already sold, she says the pressure is off.

"You know, I don't really have anything to prove at this point, so it's like I just do it for fun and just see what happens," she said.

Britney Spears Will Be Wearing an Engagement Ring-Here's Why!

(Photo) Britney Spears is getting engaged!

For music video purposes, but still.

E! News has learned that the pop star who apparently gets a kick out of people thinking she's on the verge of retying the knot will at least play an engaged gal in her new video for "Criminal," with a big, fancy ring and everything.

But guess who has major objections and doesn't plan to forever hold his peace?

Spears' real-life boyfriend, Jason Trawick, plays the white knight who saves the day when Brit's make-believe fiancé gets abusive at a party, according to's Jordan Miller, who obtained a leaked copy of the casting synopsis.

Trawick shows up, punches out the bad dude and then he and Spears, who tosses her ring in the dust, hit the road on a motorcycle and end up on a crime spree.

Wild! (They probably just should have kept the bling and used that for cash, but...hey, that's just us.)

So, when more photos showing Britney wearing a diamond on that finger inevitably make the rounds, remember it's all for show. To think otherwise would be "Criminal."

Crotch Shot Alert! Britney Spears Still Can't Act Like a Lady

(Photo) Oops! She did it again.

We're starting to think that Britney Spears wants us to see her precious (and highly publicized) area after being the culprit of one too many commando-gone-wrong scenarios, and it looks like she hasn't (fully) learned her lesson.

Before you start putting together a panty fund to cover this girl's kooka (as her Jersey Shore friends would say), Spears was actually wearing underwear this time!

That's a start.

Brit-Brit was photographed getting into a car wearing a short green dress after leaving her U.K. tour party at the Sanctum Hotel, when we got our little surprise (that she was wearing underwear, not that we saw her nether region).

Even though the star can't seem to get ladylike etiquette down, let's focus on the positive notes—at least her undies weren't see-through (at least we don't think so) and she didn't opt for a merkin like some other usual pantie-less characters.

So, for now, we're proud of her.

Baby steps.

Britney Spears Is Not Getting Engaged

Yes, he was looking at jewelry – just not of the engagement variety.

Online reports that Britney Spears's boyfriend and former agent, Jason Trawick, is planning to propose are false, a rep for the singer tells PEOPLE.

Trawick, 39, was spotted meeting with high-end jeweler Pascal Mouaward in Los Angeles Monday afternoon, sparking rumors that they were discussing diamonds for the pop star.

"There is no truth to that report with regards to engagement rings," a rep for Spears said in a statement. "However, Jason was there to discuss other matters with Pascal, but nothing relating to him personally."

Spears, 29, recently wrapped up the North American leg of her Femme Fatale tour. She and Trawick have been dating since 2009.

Britney Spears Wants to Perform for Prince William & Kate

"That would be amazing! That would be really crazy and cool. I think [William and Kate] are a beautiful couple and I totally respect and admire them." • Britney Spears talks Prince William and Duchess Catherine potentially coming to one of her shows to the October issue of British Glamour.

And apparently the feeling is mutual: The magazine told Spears that William had a poster of her on his bedroom wall as a teenager. Her reply? "Hilarious!"

Who's Britney Spears Taking to Europe?

Disney's right: it really is a small world after all. And it becomes even smaller once you start digging into the love lives of Hollywood's finest.

Which is exactly what happened this week, when Minnie Driver's new boyfriend was identified (thanks to some public and full-on PDA)—and, just as quickly, the through-line to one Ms. Britney Spears became clear.

So what's the connection?

If you haven't guessed by now, Minnie's model beau Matt Felker is the very same ponytailed blonde who locked lips with Brit-Brit in her 2004 "Toxic" video.

The 31-year-old Felker looked nearly identical to his pop music video heyday when he stepped out with Driver on Sunday. The model, who was previously linked with Selma Blair, and the 41-year-old actress made out went out for a day at the beach, hitting up Paradise Cove in Malibu with a group of friends.

Father Time really does favor some people over others, doesn't he?

Who's Britney Spears Taking to Europe?

Britney Spears is heading to Europe with a lot of baggage.

But it's all good.

We already know Joe Jonas is set to tour with Spears when she jumps the pond later this month, but there's more...

Pauly D will also be joining Brit overseas. The Jersey Shore star deejayed for her during several dates of the North American leg of the Femme Fatale tour. "I can't do the whole European tour, but I'm probably going to do the majority of it," Pauly told me at the VMAs. "I'm just loving life right now."

We don't blame him.

Perhaps he'll score another lap dance from Brit. "It was the most amazing night," he beamed of the unexpected surprise. "Who else could say that they got lap-danced by Britney Spears on stage in front of 20,000 people?"

Spears launches her European tour on Sept. 22 in Russia and wraps things up in Portugal on Nov. 9 before heading to South America.

Another tour returnee? Teen sister duo and former American Idol backup singers Destinee & Paris. "We found out a couple of weeks ago," Destinee said. "Paris called me and was like, 'Guess what! We got the European tour!' I was freaking out. I was like, 'Stop lying to me.'"

Safe travels, everybody!

Judge blocks effort to get Spears' med records

A judge won't give a company suing Britney Spears access to her medical information.

The pop star is still under court-ordered conservatorship after a bout of erratic behavior in 2008. Her father and attorneys control her personal and financial affairs.

Because of the conservatorship, she will not be required to give a deposition in the lawsuit from the company Brand Sense, which claims it helped negotiate a perfume deal for Spears but was cut out of the profits.

Brand Sense wanted to see medical records proving Spears couldn't testify. But Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Reva Goetz ruled Tuesday that Brand Sense Partners has no standing to see medical records.

Lady Gaga on Britney Spears

When Lady Gaga transforms into her male alter ego, Jo Calderone, she means serious business. She never broke from character at last night's VMAs—even backstage!

Jo put on quite the show in the pressroom. His behavior was just as bawdy as it was on stage. Even before getting his pic taken and taking some questions, he walked into the converted hotel ballroom and put his cigarette out on the carpet.

His cussed-filled answers for the press were highlighted by NSFW remarks about—who else?—Britney Spears...

"Well, maybe if she wants to, you know what I'm saying," Jo said when asked if he wanted to hook up with the pop princess. "She is f--king hot. Britney's f--king hot. I don't know. Gaga is my girl, but Britney's f--king hot—she's f--king Britney Spears! Didn't you jerk off to Britney when you were a kid?"

TMI, Mr. Calderone!

MTV video awards honor Britney Spears, Katy Perry

Pop star Lady Gaga opened the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday dressed in drag and singing her "You and I" while Britney Spears and Katy Perry took awards, but it may be Beyonce who stole the show.

The R&B singer whose hits include "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" appeared visibly pregnant as she showed up on the red carpet outside the show, posing for photographers and outlining a baby bump with her hands under her long gown.

Beyonce, who is married to rapper Jay-Z, avoided reporters waiting to ask whether she is pregnant. For years, her fans and the media have speculated whether and when the pair might have a baby.

Lady Gaga, who showed up last year at the MTV video awards in a dress made of raw meat, did an about face this year, opening the program in a man's dark suit and T-shirt as her male alter ego, Joe Calderon who gave the audience a lecture in just who Gaga is -- high heels, wild hair and crazy costumes.

"When she gets on stage, she holds nothing back," Calderon said.

Lady Gaga then launched into a version of "You and I," backed by a group of dancers and legendary rock guitarist Brian May of Queen. She danced on her piano and spewed beer from a bottle into the air in celebration.

The MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) annually give out honors for the top music videos and performances to singers and bands, and each year, audiences can count on at least one surprise.

Beyonce's picture-perfect baby news will likely be this year's unexpected event.


But awards are the focus of the night and the first winner was Spears for best pop music video "Till the World Ends."

The pop star took the stage and seemed surprised, saying she hadn't expected to win and thanking her family and fans.

Along with Spears, Foo Fighters picked up an early honor for best rock video with "Walk," and Nicki Minaj picked up the "Moonman" winner's statuette for her "Super Bass." Katy Perry and Kanye West were named best collaboration with "E.T."

Another major award still to come is best new artist, and Tyler, The Creator figures prominently in that race, too, alongside Wiz Khalifa with "Black and Yellow," Kreayshawn for "Gucci Gucci," Foster the People with "Pumped Up Kicks," and Big Sean (featuring Chris Brown) for "My Last."

British singer Adele with her chart-topping song "Rolling in the Deep" is vying for the top award, video of the year, against Katy Perry ("Firework"), Bruno Mars ("Grenade"), the Beastie Boys ("Make Some Noise") and Tyler, The Creator ("Yonkers").

Early performances included a duet by Jay-Z and Kanye West, singing a song from their new album, "Watch the Throne."

Other singers still to come include Lil Wayne, and there will be special tributes to Britney Spears and late soul singer Amy Winehouse.

Will a Joe Jonas & Britney Spears Duet Happen?

Britney Spears and Joe Jonas are going to be spending a lot of time together this fall when he opens for the pop princess during the European leg of her Femme Fatale tour.

Perhaps going into the studio together could be next?

Jonas sure hopes so. He exclusively tells me...

He'd love to record with Ms. Spears. "I would be honored," Jonas told me last night before going on stage at the House of Blues for the mtvU VMA concert benefiting Lifebeat (brother Nick Jonas was in the audience to support). "If the song was right, if the idea was right? Definitely!"

"It's been a thought before," the "See No More" singer continued. "It would be so cool. I think our music would work well together with what I've doing and what she's been doing for so long."

But for now, he's got touring and his debut solo album Fast Life (dropping Oct. 11) to think about. He'll soon kick off a 19-city tour with Jay Sean before jumping overseas with Brit.

"I love touring," Jonas said. "I'm looking forward to getting on the road again. It's such a fun process. I love it. You get into a routine: New city, workout, hang out with friends, sound check, chill a little bit and then do a show and get back on the bus."

I've got much more for you from Mr. Jonas. Make sure to come back here later on to find out what he told me about, well, so many things.

Britney Spears: People Don't Know the Real Me

Think you know a lot about Britney Spears? Think again!

In an interview with the singer opens up about bedtime (she hits the hay at 10:30 p.m.), gray hairs (she has zero) and what she'd be doing if she weren't one of the most famous people on the planet ("I'd probably be a teacher," she says. "I'd specialize in reading and history."). But when it comes to the real person behind the pop star, Spears believes most people only know about "half."

"I can be pretty guarded with my personal life and I've learned that's okay," Spears, 29, says. "I think your personal life is your personal life, and that should stay private."

And keeping people guessing, she says, is part of her job. "Sometimes it's our secrets that define us," she says.

But it's no secret that Spears has had a wild ride in the music industry. So what would she do if her boys – Sean Preston, 6, and Jayden James, 5 – followed in her footsteps and pursued pop superstardom?

"I'd definitely keep an eye on them, but if that's what they wanted to do then I'd let them go after it. I'd just be very protective," she says. "I wouldn't want them to go into it feeling fearful, and also nobody can really prepare you for this industry and what you experience, so I'd just have to trust that they have the instincts to know what's right and wrong and help guide them along the way."

Learning to trust her instincts is not something that came easy for Spears. "The biggest mistake I've ever made [was] to not trust my instincts," she says. "It's just about listening to your gut in different situations. I've learned to trust my instincts over the years but it definitely took time."

Spears is nominated for two awards at Sunday's MTV VMAs (where she'll be seated next to Beyonce!).

Betty White voted America's most trusted celebrity: poll

Seems like former "Golden Girls" actress Betty White really does have the Midas touch.

White, 89, is both the most popular and most trusted celebrity with Americans and the person most likely to drive up the business of a brand she might choose to endorse, according to a poll released on Wednesday.

But the Reuters/Ipsos poll suggested that companies should stay away from Paris Hilton and Charlie Sheen if they want to promote their products.

The socialite and reality TV actress, and the fired "Two and A Half Men" star topped the list of the most unpopular and least trusted personalities and were deemed most likely to damage any brands they choose to support.

White, the only surviving member of the key cast members of TV's "Golden Girls" 1980s comedy, has enjoyed a career resurgence in the last few years as a saucy senior in films like "The Proposal" and the TV show "Hot in Cleveland".

She also won an Emmy Award last year for hosting satirical sketch show "Saturday Night Live".

White scored an 86 percent favorable opinion in the Reuters/Ipsos poll, beating Oscar winners Denzel Washington, Sandra Bullock and Clint Eastwood in the survey of the 100 most popular personalities. She easily edged out Britain's Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton (5th), Oprah Winfrey (6th), and U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (15th) in the most trusted personalities ranking.

Some 44 percent of those questioned said they would be more likely to do business with a company if White endorsed it.

At the other extreme, 54 percent of the 2,012 Americans questioned for the poll said they would trust a company less if it were endorsed by Sheen, with Hilton coming in second.

Pop star Britney Spears, actor Mel Gibson and golfer Tiger Woods -- who lost several major endorsements after his 2009 sex scandal -- also fared badly.

Below is a list of the top 10 most popular personalities with their "favorable" rating by percentage of voters.

1. Betty White ...........86 pct favorable
2. Denzel Washington .....85 pct
3. Sandra Bullock ........84 pct
4. Clint Eastwood ........83 pct
5. Tom Hanks .............81 pct
6. Harrison Ford .........80 pct
7. Morgan Freeman ........79 pct tie
7. Kate Middleton ........79 pct
9. Will Smith ............77 pct
10. Johnny Depp ...........76 pct

Below is a list of the top 10 most unpopular personalities with their "unfavorable" rating by percentage of voters.

1. Paris Hilton ..........60 pct unfavorable
2. Charlie Sheen .........52 pct
3. Britney Spears ........45 pct tie
3. Kanye West ............45 pct
5. Arnold Schwarzenegger..44 pct
6. Tiger Woods ...........42 pct
7. Kim Kardashian ........38 pct
8. Mel Gibson ............33 pct
9. Donald Trump ..........31 pct
10. LeBron James ..........29 pct

Live Review: Britney Spears in Toronto

With a career that has had as many highs as potentially lethal lows, Britney Spears keeps coming up off the mat.

The pop star – and magnet – is currently on her Femme Fatale tour, one which has garnered stronger than expected reviews. And on the opener of a two-night stand at Toronto's Air Canada Centre, Spears was quick and to the point during an 85-minute whirlwind of props, costumes and dance-house beats.

Following a video of an elusive, gun-wielding Spears being placed in a cop car, she emerged on a tall riser for Hold It Against Me, the first of many dance offerings the enthusiastic crowd lapped up. Yet moments later, Spears quickly exited for what would be the first of several costume changes.

“What's up Toronto? How you feeling?” she said before featuring choreography best described as Janet Jackson-like. But there were plenty of stunts, including her rising high above the crowd for the sugar-y and rather lyrically witty Piece of Me.

Despite idiotic video segments which meshed perfectly with the idiotic Big Fat Bass, the sweet, infectious How I Roll fared strongly, resembling something The Ting Tings could cover as she boogied on a small pink convertible.

Spears and her several dancers rocked out somewhat during Lace And Leather, picking a fan named Alex and cuffing him to a pole as she propped her legs on his shoulders. Meanwhile the big, brassy If U Seek Amy had a large number of the near-capacity crowd dancing more than usual.

The first huge prop was a ship appearing for the Egyptian-themed Gimme More. Taking the stairs to where her massive backing band – er, two keyboardists – resided, Spears hit the spot with the polished (Drop Dead) Beautiful which had some sexy, racier moments as did Boys.

Spears posed as a biker chick for a revamped ...Baby One More Time that caused a boisterous sing-along as it melded into S&M. By then, Spears kept her foot on the gas, making the beefy beats dominant over the rare ballad like Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know.

“Alright Toronto, are you guys ready for some more?” she asked before inviting fans up to shake some legs on I Wanna Go. From there the tight, swinging Womanizer shone as she skipped across the stage.

While she still has some distance to go before rivalling Janet or Madonna, Spears can certainly entertain as the high-aerobic pace of Toxic proved. Ending with Till The World Ends, Britney rose to the skies on a platform with angelic wings behind her before coming back down to earth.

Opening for Spears was hip-hop sensation Nicki Minaj who nearly upstaged the headliner with a high-energy set. Although nailing songs like Monster and Where Them Girls At, Minaj had a huge ace up her sleeve when Drake appeared onstage for Moment 4 Life to thunderous applause. Drake, who said “there was no individual he was more prouder of” than Minaj, later returned to see Minaj dance around him before they hugged again.

Britney Spears Gives DJ Pauly D a Lap Dance

(Photo) Jason Trawick isn't the only one getting some seriously sexy one-on-one time with Britney Spears.

Her boyfriend may have been called onstage for a sultry pole-dance performance earlier this month, but Jersey Shore star Paul "Pauly D" DelVecchio was treated to an equally seductive, Seaside Heights-worthy serenade at Thursday night's Femme Fatale tour stop in Montreal.

Pauly D, 31, who is deejaying six stops of her concert tour this month, was handcuffed to the pole as the pop star launched into her steamy song, "Lace and Leather." Shaking and shimmying, Spears, 29, wrapped a pink boa around his neck before climbing on to his shoulders with the help of a back-up dancer.

"Wow Just Got A Lap Dance On Stage From @britneySpears!" he later Tweeted, alongside a photo of his ear-to-ear smile.

"Hope you enjoyed your dance!" Spears Tweeted. The only problem? "[It] Was tough getting my legs around that big blowout," she added. (Video)

Britney Spears filming her new VMA promo

(Photo) Pop superstar Britney Spears will be unveiling a promo for MTV’s Video Music Awards during tonight’s all new episode of Jersey Shore. But EW got an EXCLUSIVE First Look at Spears’ spot with this new pic showcasing the singer showcasing her DJing skills. Spears is nominated for two VMAs this year (Best Pop Video and Best Choreography) for “Til the World Ends.” MTV just announced today that Bruno Mars will be performing at the live show, airing on Aug. 28 from Los Angeles. Other performers for the evening are Adele, Chris Brown, and Lil Wayne while presenters include Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Kim Kardashian, and Odd Future.

Lady Gaga Hits the Jersey Shore for Britney Spears

We're not sure any torch was passed, but two generations of pop phenoms exchanged some admiration when Lady Gaga took in Britney Spears' Femme Fatale show Saturday night in Atlantic City.

Brit-Brit got the ball rolling from the stage by telling the crowd, "I have a very special guest tonight...Lady Gaga is here." Needless to say, the crowd went crazy.

But what did Mama Monster do in return?

Gaga, sitting up front in the floor section, stood and waved and a made a heart sign with her hands--and Britney hearted her right back. Awww, so cute.

Later, during "I Wanna Go," Gaga got on her feet and did a little fist-pumping. Clearly, she was enjoying herself as she double fisted drinks during the show.

During a break in the show, Gaga accidentally stole the show when the crowd started chanting her name and rushing over to snap pics.

Although she ducked out during the encore with security in tow to avoid the rush, her night wasn't over.

She was spotted hitting the blackjack tables at the Borgata Resort later that night.

Brit took to her Twitter post performance to give Gaga some more love, writing: "So amazing to have the beautiful @LadyGaga at the show in AC tonight. Love you girl."

So nice to see two of our favorite divas getting along!

Gaga wasn't the only familar face in the crowd. Brit's boyfriend Jason Trawick was also on hand, as was her dad and conservator Jamie, who was dipping tobacco during the show. Classy!

So True? So False? Is Britney Spears Questioning K.Fed's Parenting Skills?!

Britney Spears has raised quite a few eyebrows with her sometimes-questionable parenting in the past (remember that time she drove down the freeway with her son sitting on her lap? Yikes!).

But it's her former hubby Kevin Federline who's in the daddy doghouse this time, according to recent reports by InTouch Weekly. The tabloid says Brit-Brit demanded her two sons be flown out to her on the East Coast after Jayden suffered an eye injury while in K.Fed's care.

Seems like Britney was "so upset" when she found that Jayden received stitches after falling face-first into a cabinet, that the pop star even went so far as to contact a plastic surgeon for a professional opinion.

So does Brit really think Kevin is a neglectful dad? And is Jayden really suffering a serious ocular war wound? Put your plastic surgery appointment on hold, because this one is…

So false!

Or as Britney's people put it, total "bulls#!t"!

Team Spears took to the songstress' official site to blast one of their BS Alerts rebuking the tabloid rumors that her son nearly lost an eye while K.Fed was fathering him.

Probably more damning was the nasty allegations within the story that the real reason Britney requested her kiddos make the cross-country trek was that she didn't want them around when Kevin's GF, Victoria Prince, pops out the couple's upcoming child.

Well then, good thing it's totally untrue!

Brit was even seen relaxing with Jayden—and elder son, Sean, too—this weekend as the family took to the high seas for an afternoon excursion on a boat in Long Island, New York. And for the whole "scary" ordeal that allegedly went down, Jayden didn't look any worse for the wear.

And you know what they say, pictures don't lie!

Britney Spears Takes Her Boys (and Boyfriend) on a Boat

(Photo) Those are some handsome first mates.

Britney Spears took to the high seas Thursday in Long Island, N.Y., for a family outing with boyfriend and former agent Jason Trawick and her sons, Jayden, 4½, and Preston, 5½.

The pop star, 29, hung on tight to her man, while her brood hung out on the deck of the boat.

The boat trip came on a break from the singer's busy tour schedule. Her Femme Fatale tour picks back up again Friday night in East Rutherford, N.J.

Joe Jonas Joining Britney Spears on European Tour

Fantasy turns into reality: As a kid, Joe Jonas had a poster of Britney Spears hanging on his wall.

Now, the 21-year-old singer will be joining his childhood crush on her European tour starting Oct. 16, he tells PEOPLE.

"It's a dream come true," says Jonas, who will be opening for Spears and promoting his upcoming solo album Fastlife, to be released Oct. 11.

"She was the first girl I ever had a poster on my wall of, and her album was the first CD I ever bought," says Jonas. "It's so funny to think I had that on my wall and here I am about to perform with her."

Jonas first met Spears, 29, at an awards show a few years ago and says, "She's a very sweet lady."

He'll join Spears's Femme Fatale tour on Aug. 5 for one date in the U.S., then open her nine shows in Europe, with performances in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

"I'm really looking forward to being part of this," he says.

"I'll be playing more music than I have the past few times I've performed live so far," he adds. "It's going to be really fun to perform some of my music from the album."

Britney Spears's Niece Maddie Covers Her Song

(Video) Looks like there's another budding pop star in the Spears family.

Britney Spears's niece Maddie Briann, 3, made her You Tube debut Friday with an impromptu performance of her aunt's tune "Up N' Down" – off her latest album, Femme Fatale.

"OMG! Check out my niece Maddie covering Aunt Britney's Up N Down," Spears, 29, wrote. "Sooooo adorable!"

"The beat just dropped and the room got sexy/You're watching me like there's no one else around," sings the tot, who is the daughter of Britney's younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears. "Up and down, up and down, up and down."

Britney Spears, Lady Gaga Aid Orphaned Victims of Texas Car Crash

On July 3, the unimaginable happened to the Berry family on a remote highway in west Texas.

They were heading home to Houston from vacation when another car veered into their lane and hit their minivan head on. The parents, Joshua and Robin Berry, were killed. Two brothers, Peter, 9, and Aaron, 8, were paralyzed and remain in hospital. A sister, Willa, 6, suffered broken bones.

The tragedy has touched people across the nation. And now, celebrities including Britney Spears, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga are stepping forward to help.

Those three stars, and countless others, have changed their social-media avatars to an image of hands making a heart shape, and are urging fans to "Show Your Hearts" with donations at and via text message (texting BERRY to 85944 donates $10).

"Change your profile picture today & make sure to #showyourhearts," Spears tweeted, with a photo of herself making the heart shape.

"It is a really sad story, but this is an opportunity for me and my friends to do something good for others," says Bieber. "We can use our influence to do good. We are just doing our part and I hope those kids get something positive out of it."

The boys suffered spinal injuries that caused permanent paralysis and will require long-term medical care estimated to cost millions of dollars. Fundraising efforts will benefit the Joshua and Robin Berry Children's Trust.


Britney Spears wrangled boyfriend Jason Trawick, sister Jamie Lynn and dad Jamie for a 45-minute lunch at Nashville's South Street restaurant recently. The singer, seated next to her beau and looking casual in a flowery sundress, ordered a chef salad, eating a portion and wrapping the rest to go. "She was normal, just like any other person," a witness tells PEOPLE.

'Jersey Shore' star to join Britney Spears on tour

From Jersey Shore to Britney Spears.

DJ Pauly D - Paul DelVecchio - has just announced he will join the pop singer during part of her upcoming Femme Fatale tour dates.

"Britney is one of my favorite performers," he says in a statement, "and certainly one of this generation's most influential artists. Its an amazing platform to connect with my fans around the country."

Once season 5 of Jersey Shore wraps, Pauly will grab his turntable and hit the road. His dates:

Aug. 17 in Grand Rapids, Mich. - Van Andel Arena
Aug. 19 in Pittsburgh, Pa. - CONSOL Energy Center
Aug. 20 in Columbus, Ohio - Nationwide Arena
Aug. 22 in Indianapolis - Conseco Fieldhouse
Aug. 24 in Raleigh, N.C. - RBC Center
Aug. 25 in Charlotte - Time Warner Cable Center

2011 VMA Nominations

The awards will be handed out Aug. 28.

Best Pop Video
• Adele, "Rolling in the Deep"
• Bruno Mars, "Grenade"
• Britney Spears, "Till the World Ends"
• Katy Perry, "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)
• Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Nayer and Afrojack, "Give Me Everything"

Best Choreography
• Beyoncé, "Run the World (Girls)"
• Britney Spears, "Till the World Ends"
• Bruno Mars, "The Lazy Song"
• Lady Gaga, "Judas"
• LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & Goon,"Party Rock Anthem"


(Photo) Britney Spears's latest tour stop? The pool at Atlanta's St. Regis Hotel, where the pop star enjoyed some R&R with beau Jason Trawick, her mom and her two boys. When Spears wasn't taking a dip with her sons, she was enjoying some light fare – specifically a veggie platter and a turkey wrap – and lounging in a yellow floral bikini.

Britney: My Ex-Bodyguard's Lying about Drugs, Farts

Britney Spears has a simple reaction to the latest allegations made by a former bodyguard who now claims Brit was on drugs, farted incessantly, and hardly showered.

Sources directly connected with Britney tell TMZ, the singer has a simple response to Fernando Flores' allegations -- "He's a liar."

Flores -- who is suing Brit for sexual harassment -- now claims she uses methamphetamines, farts a lot, picks her nose and has terrible hygiene practices.

Flores only worked for Britney for a very short period of time.

2011 Teen Choice Award Nomination

Choice Summer Music Star: Female
Selena Gomez
Demi Lovato
Katy Perry
Britney Spears

Live Review: Britney in Winnipeg

Britney Spears on the 4th of July? What could be better?

OK, let me rephrase that: What could be more appropriate? Watching America's eternal dance-pop sweetheart do her thing on U.S. Independence Day is almost like seeing The Pogues on St. Patrick’s Day. Alice Cooper on Halloween. The Mothers of Invention on Mother’s Day.

Of course, with Britney, there was also a certain level of irony involved. Let’s face it, Spears isn’t exactly Miss Independent. Truth be told, she’s more like Miss Aging Pop Princess Who's Been Scarred by Fame and Now Seems to be a Puppet Trapped in a Waking Faustian Nightmare Where She Will be Forced to Lip-Synch Vapid Dance Music Like Some Overgrown Tween Until the Day She Dies. Not to put too fine a point on it.

Then again, maybe I’m just overthinking. After all, the rapturous, screaming horde of 10,000 teen girls, twentysomethings and parents who jammed a sold-out MTS Centre on Monday to see the local stop on Spears' Femme Fatale Tour weren’t there to discuss Britney’s relevance in a post-Idol popscape or debate whether she’s Exhibit A in the case against foisting global superstardom on kids no matter how much they crave it.

No, the girls just wanted to have fun. They wanted a show: A big-time, big-ass pop-music extravaganza loaded with eyepopping lights and videos, gargantuan production, costume changes, pyro, dancers and acrobatics.

That, they got. With no holds barred, no expense spared and no stone unturned. For $372 — the top price for floor seats — they got Britney appearing at the top of the stage and riding down on a little elevator. They got her dancing in a cage. They got her being hoisted up several metres above the stage in a little stand. They got Britney tooling around on a car — and then on a freaking Egyptian barge during Give Me More. They got trenchcoats and spy movies and laser beams, oh my. One lucky dude even got a lap dance.

What they didn’t get: Much artistic steak to go with all that sizzle. As everybody knows, Spears lip-synchs nearly two-thirds of her show. (Perez Hilton believes the fact that she may actually be singing some of the time — unlike previous tours — means that she’s “trying.” Clearly, Perez Hilton and I have different views on entertainment. And effort.)

The whole lip-synching thing might not have been so bad — honestly, on the few occasions when she actually seemed to be singing, it was nothing to write home about — had she compensated with an all-out danceathon of Beyonce-level intensity. But she didn’t.

Mostly, she posed, busted a few simple moves, shook her hair a lot, and bumped/ground/writhed in a series of skimpy, spangly ensembles (others have compared her to a stripper; I have far too much class for that). And every few songs, she retreated backstage while sets and costumes were changed and videos were screened, squandering what little momentum she was able to build while onstage. It was entertaining at times, but mostly because of everything going on besides Britney, not because of her. Not that the kids cared; they cheered every song, every move, every undulation, every Barbie Doll-like utterance.

Ah, well. So it wasn’t my cup of tea. At least there were fireworks. Plenty of fireworks. And hey, that’s what the 4th of July is all about, right?


She's usually the one performing, but Britney Spears took a break from her Femme Fatale tour for some entertainment with beau Jason Trawick and her boys, Preston and Jayden. The pop star caught dance crew Jabbawockeez's show MUS.I.C. at Las Vegas's Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. Laughing and cheering with the rest of the audience, Spears seemed to thoroughly enjoy the show and even bounced in her seat to Beyoncé's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)." On her way out, the pop star also scored some goodie bags.

Britney Spears wows L.A. crowd in lip-synced show

Who knew a microphone could make for such an effective weapon?

Britney Spears proves just that in her new video for "I Wanna Go," which finds the pop princess doing battle with cyborg-like paps.

That is, when she's not dropping F-bombs at a press conference, flashing folks on the street and grabbing a fan's rear end.

Check it out after the jump and let us know what you think. And be sure to watch till the end for a cool little homage to Michael Jackson's "Thriller"...


Britney Spears wows L.A. crowd in lip-synced show

Britney Spears brought her Femme Fatale tour to Los Angeles' Staples Center Monday, where the packed crowd heard a plethora of hits from the singer's decade-plus career.

Among the tunes included in the evening were all five of her Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hits: "...Baby One More Time," "Womanizer," "3," "Hold It Against Me" and her Rihanna remix duet "S&M."

Most of the show, as expected, seemed to be lip-synced. Occasionally, especially in the early portion of the night, what sounded like live ad-libs from Spears could be heard.

Spears opened the evening with her Hot 100 No. 1, "Hold It Against Me," and then surprisingly segued into the new "Femme Fatale" U.S. bonus track "Up n' Down."

All told, Spears blazed through a 22-song set (four of those were blended into two separate medleys) that was contained within distinct Femme Fatale-inspired acts. A highlight was the bright and colorful segment that kicked off with the new "Femme" album track "Big Fat Bass." Spears seemed especially engaged with the audience and her dancers, smiling and playful whilst prancing about the stage. Her giddiness was amplified for "How I Roll," when she was rolled out into the center of the audience on a tricked-out, Mini Cooper-like car.

Throughout the evening, the diva was aided by an armada of impossibly athletic and acrobatic dancers. During "He About to Lose Me," Spears was surrounded by four especially daring male dancers, who did their best death-defying Olympian gymnast poses from atop cage-like contraptions high in the air. Their handstands and Cirque du Soleil-esque contortions drew gasps from the impressed crowd.

Fans went nuts after Spears recreated much of her original choreography -- including her memorable slide to the floor and the arms-in-the-air flings -- for a sensual "I'm a Slave 4 U," which was followed by a cover of Madonna's classic 1983 single "Burning Up." The crowd also reacted positively to "Boys," but for possibly a different reason: if you stitched together the fabric that Spears and her dancers were wearing for the slinky number, it might have made a scarf.

"Boys" was followed by the ballad "Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know," which may have been the one song of the night that Spears sang completely live. (Though it was hard to tell whether she was singing along to pre-taped "live" vocals.)

Some aspects of the show were reminiscent of previous tours by Madonna and Kylie Minogue. Spears' Japanese anime-esque rendition of "Toxic," complete with battling dancers, brought to mind Madonna's "Sky Fits Heaven" performance from 2001's Drowned World Tour. Additionally, Spears' "(Drop Dead) Beautiful" came with pulse-racing projection imagery of beefcake models that echoed Minogue's "Red Blooded Woman" from her 2005 Showgirl trek.

In the final stretch of the show, the simple staging of her latest single, "I Wanna Go," brought the house down. From the floor to the rafters, the audience jumped up and down along with Spears onstage. Next up was the main-set closer "Womanizer," which seemed a bit flat after the crowd-wowing "I Wanna Go."

Spears' most recent Hot 100 top 10 single, the stomping "Till the World Ends," closed out the night. Opening act Nicki Minaj rose from the stage midway through the number to supply her "Femme Fatale Remix" rap before Spears herself ascended to the top of an elaborate multi-story set piece. The song came to a roaring end with an angel-winged Spears flying over the audience, while a brilliant curtain of sparking pyro rained down on the stage behind her.

The Femme Fatale Tour, with Minaj, Jessie and the Toy Boys and Nervo, next hits Glendale, Ariz. on June 22, and returns to southern California for an Anaheim stop on June 24.

Nicole Richie Dedicates a Dance to Britney Spears

(Video) Hot mom alert! In anticipation of Britney Spears' Femme Fatale concert stop Monday night in Los Angeles, Nicole Richie Tweeted a video of herself and a male friend engaged in a silly, spontaneous "dance off" to the pop star's hit "Slave 4 U."

"In honor of my queen, @BritneySpears - Can't wait to dance tonight!" She Tweeted.

In the video, the mother of two showed some impressively fluid and sexy moves alongside her male friend – who didn't fare as well in the impromptu dance challenge.

The Winter Kate designer and reality star, 29, was dressed casually in tiny denim shorts and a white tank while her friends whooped and cheered her on in the background.

Britney Spears lashes out at photographers in new video

(Video Teaser) It's Britney Spears vs. those pesky photogs again.

In her a short teaser for her new I Wanna Go video, Brit Brit goes all Lara Croft on paparazzi who are within striking distance. It's a subject matter that Spears knows quite well.

The Chris Marrs Piliero-directed video is set to premiere Wednesday.

Spears recently kicked off her North American "Femme Fatale" tour with Nicki Minaj. The two are slated to play Los Angeles tonight.

Britney Spears Kicks Off Tour with Support from Boyfriend Jason Trawick

(Photo) Hordes of Britney Spears concertgoers cheered and chanted along as the pop star kicked off her Femme Fatale tour in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday night, but before she took the stage, the singer had some special support from her No. 1 fan.

Boyfriend of two years (and her former agent) Jason Trawick was at her side backstage, giving the costumed Spears an apparent good luck-hug in a photo she Tweeted before dominating the Power Balance Pavilion.

"It's Opening Night B–––!" she wrote.

Spears, 29, launched the show with her hit, "Hold It Against Me," bringing the glitz and the glam in her Zaldy Goco-designed ensembles.

"Can't sleep," she Tweeted after the show. "WAY too much Adrenaline right now. Sacramento was on fire tonight."

Critics seemed to share her excitement about the tour, which hits San Jose, Calif., Saturday night. "The night belonged to Britney," a Rolling Stone review read. Calling it her flashiest show yet, the report continued: "The pop star whose career seemed in danger of ending just a couple years ago has shown that she's back – hopefully this time to stay."


Her tour is coming up – but Britney Spears is still spending plenty of family time. The pop star took sons Preston and Jayden to visit the Tommy Hilfiger Prep World Pop Up House store at The Grove in West Hollywood for a day of shopping. Joining them: Spears's dad, Jamie, and her assistant. Britney spent more than an hour browsing and trying out clothes (including a blue seersucker blazer and high-heeled navy boat shoes) while her boys sat in chairs, laughing and playing games.

When Joe Jonas Fell In Love With Britney Spears

Joe Jonas so wouldn't have minded touring with Britney Spears.

The pop princess has a special place in his heart. They go way back.


"The first CD that I ever bought was Britney Spears," Jonas told me the other day while promoting "See No More," the first single off his upcoming debut solo album. "It was at a 7-Eleven and I was like, 'Can I get this?' It was literally her EP and I picked it up and, of course, I fell in love with her. It was an early crush for me."

How serious was the young Jonas' crush? Well, he had a poster of Brit on his bedroom wall. "It was the innocent looking picture," he said with a smile. "I think she was in a pink T-shirt."

Jonas said his camp was talking to Spear's about hitting the road together for her Femme Fatale tour "At one point we were considering that," he said. "But they wanted to go with an all-girl tour, which is really understandable. Nicki Minaj is fantastic. So I have a couple of other options this summer that are looking pretty good. Nothing's really confirmed yet, whether it's going to be supporting someone on tour or just going out solo."

While Jonas isn't keen to talking about his private life, he admits the song, "I'm Sorry," is based on one of his relationships. "'I'm Sorry' is really honest," he said. It's saying, I screwed up. I didn't cheat on the person, but just I messed up and I wanted the person back. I'm just putting it all on the table saying, 'I'm sorry. I wish I could have you back.'"

He realizes that fans will scrutinize every word to try and figure out who he's singing about because he's famously dated Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, Twilight's Ashley Greene and Camilla Belle. "Those kind of songs are really hard because you know that person is going to hear it," he said. "[But] I've never really reached out to somebody about a song. I feel every artist is entitled to write honestly. So I've never reached out to them unless they reached out to me."

That's not all I have for you from Mr. Jonas. Make sure to come back here later on to find out what he told me about who he'd love to sing with (besides Britney, of course), his secret movie project and so much more.

Now we want to hear from you. Should Joe Jonas and Britney Spears hit the recording studio together?

Britney Spears' Dad -- Bargain Basement Tour Director

Jamie Spears is going to court to get some serious money for directing Britney Spears' Femme Fatale Tour that kicks off today in Sacramento, CA... but turns out he'll be the best bargain in town.

TMZ has obtained legal docs that Jamie has filed with the judge in Britney's conservatorship case ... asking the judge to give him money for directing the tour and managing the logistics of the tour.

Jamie has not specified the amount of money he wants, and sources tell us it hasn't been calculated yet. Sources tell us the amount will be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, but it's crazy cheap for what Jamie is doing.

To give you some perspective, 5 people managed the 2009 Circus Tour. Although the amount they made is blacked out in the legal documents, we were able to discern the amount is in the 7 figures.

With Jamie on board for the Britney Spears/Nicki Minaj Femme Fatale Tour, 3 of the 5 positions will be eliminated. Thus, if Jamie gets a 6 figure salary for the upcoming 8-month world tour, everybody wins.

Whatever Jamie gets for the tour ... it will be in addition to the $16,000 a month he's pulling in for serving as Britney's conservator.

Even If Britney Spears Is Crazy, It's None of Sam Lutfi's Business

Sam Lutfi's legal camp doesn't get to play doctor.

A judge has denied a bid from the former Britney Spears hanger-on to order an independent psychological evaluation of the pop star to assist in Lutfi's defamation lawsuit against the Spears family. Among other things, he claims Britney owes him unpaid management fees and that her parents raked his good name over the coals when their daughter ended up in the hospital.

But Lutfi's losses didn't end there.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Zaven Sinanian also refused his attorney's request to obtain child-visitation reports and drug test results from 2008 that he claims are key to defending Lutfi against the Spears' allegations that he was slipping Britney drugs back when he worked for her.

Sinanian determined that the psych eval request would run against sealed orders from fellow Judge Reva Goetz, who has been supervising Britney's conservatorship for the past three years, and that any records pertaining to her kids are under the jurisdiction of family court Judge Scott Gordon.

Britney's attorneys are maintaining that the resurgent Femme Fatale singer is not compenent to sit for the deposition that Lutfi's side is requesting. Lutfi's camp, in turn, believes that another doctor might disagree with that.

In addition to defamation, Lutfi is also suing for battery, claiming Jamie Spears punched him in the chest in 2008, as well as libel, intentional infliction of emotional distress and breach of contract.

The case is due to go to trial in January. In the meantime, the Spearses have a permanent restraining order barring Lutfi from coming within 100 feet of their daughter until April 28, 2012.

Britney, who may not be up to testifying but is excelling at performing these days, kicks off her Femme Fatale tour tomorrow in Sacramento, Calif. After the North American leg, she's off to Europe from September to November.

Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears and Pink Among Those Skewered In "Weird Al" Polka Medley

We already knew that "Weird Al" Yankovic's "Polka Face" would reference Lady Gaga's "Poker Face," but the rest of the relatively recent pop hits he runs through in under five minutes are news to us. Courtesy of Stereogum, here's what's covered:

"Poker Face" by Lady Gaga
"Womanizer" by Britney Spears
"Right Round" by Flo Rida
"Day 'n' Nite" by Kid Cudi
"Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum
"Baby" by Justin Bieber
"So What" by Pink
"I Kissed A Girl" by Katy Perry
"Fireflies" by Owl City
"Blame It" by Jamie Foxx
"Replay" by Iyaz
"Down" by Jay Sean
"Break Your Heart" by Taio Cruz
"Tik Tok" by Ke$ha

Listen to the song here. It's from Yankovic's Alpocalypse album, which is out Tuesday, June 21.

Spears treats boyfriend to lapdance

Britney Spears' boyfriend Jason Trawick was in for a special treat when he attended the pop star's Femme Fatale dress rehearsal on Sunday night - she hauled him onstage for a lap dance.

A lucky fan will get up close and personal with Spears on the tour, which begins in Sacramento, California on Thursday, but it was Trawick who was selected for the Britney bonus onstage in Los Angeles - before a select group of bloggers.

Spears invited her man to join her during her rendition of How I Roll, and she tied him to a chair and straddled him as she performed.

The singer's father Jamie and her two sons, Sean and Jayden, joined the bloggers in the audience at the top secret run-through.

Spears' rep says 'not engaged'

A spokesperson for Britney Spears has denied reports the singer is to marry her longtime boyfriend Jason Trawick.

British tabloid The Sun reported earlier this week that the pop superstar was secretly engaged to Trawick, who she has been dating for two years.

Trawick was said to have proposed to the Toxic hitmaker by writing a romantic poem and filling their Los Angeles home with candles and roses.

But Spears' representative has moved swiftly to dismiss the report, stating: "She is not engaged."

The mum-of-two, who has been married twice before, has previously refused to rule out tying the knot with Trawick, insisting, "I'd do it if the timing was right."

Britney Spears' New Concert Tour: Should You Go? (Answer: Hell Yeah!)

Britney Spears is looking super hot.

How do I know this? Because last night I was among just a handful of people invited to watch the pop princess' first—and very private—dress rehearsal of her upcoming Femme Fatale tour.

Before I give ya some of the highlights, just let me say that if you don't have tickets yet, run and get them now.


The show opens with a video of Spears in a sparkly leotard (one of many skimpy outfits that shows off her back-in-shape bod) being chased by cops through an industrial landscape. And yes, Britney's brandishing a gun. Think Salt meets Charlie's Angels.

The song list includes more than—ready for this?—20 songs. She starts with "Hold It Against Me," followed by, well, everything, including "…Baby One More Time," "I'm a Slave 4 U," "Toxic," "Gimme More," "(Drop Dead) Beautiful," "Big Fat Bass" and "Till The World Ends."

Spears covers Madonna's "Burning Up" while straddling a gigantic electric guitar. She sings Rihanna's "S&M" in a flamboyant motorcycle gear (denim, leather, studs, etc.).

Footage of a slightly older, grizzly faced fellow in what appears to be some sort of Cold War radio transmission bunker is shown throughout the show. He says things like, "Bring your best game because tonight you and I are dancing a vicious dance," and asks, "What man are you bringing to his knees?"

Other video highlights include shots of completely naked men (just butts—no full-frontal, people!) and her male dancers in what can only be described as S&M leather gear and toys, including facemasks and nipple clamps.

All of her dancers—male and female—help keep the energy (a lot of it sexual!) going with gyrations, contortions, the aforementioned nakedness and lots of sweating. Special shout-out to Marco Da Silva—holy ridiculousness of tattooed muscles!

During "I Wanna Go," a bunch of us were brought on stage to dance with Britney. Yes, I can say I danced on a stage with Britney Spears! And so can my pals from Pink is the New Blog,, Just Jared and Ellen K. from Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM morning show, among others. Who else was there? Spears' hottie boyfriend Jason Trawick (he even got on stage during "How I Roll" to be tied up and straddled by his girlfriend), dad Jamie and Brit's two adorable sons, Sean and Jaden.

The finale is insane. I won't tell you exactly what happens, but it includes big, white angel wings.

There's so much more to see and hear. Spears sings, dances and gives you some of her best work ever. Like I said, get your tickets now!

Now we want to hear from you. You going to see Brit in concert?

Britney Spears Files Suit in Stinky Perfume Case

Britney Spears is firing back at the perfume company that is suing her -- in the form of her very own lawsuit against the company.

Britney has filed a cross-complaint, claiming Brand Sense was all about radio silence when it came to accounting for how much money she was supposed to get for the sale of a perfume -- Radiance -- she was hocking. And there was a lot of money on the line, Brit claims -- millions of bucks worth of the fragrance were sold.

Brit says Brand Sense withheld Britney's share of the proceeds for months, failing to pay her interest on the delayed payments.

Brand Sense is suing Brit, claiming she cut them out of her deal with Elizabeth Arden. Britney says Brand Sense was not cut out of the deal.

Britney Spears -- Not Competent to Take Oath

Britney Spears' lawyers are trying to block her deposition in a perfume lawsuit, because they say she's not legally competent to give sworn testimony.

Brand Sense Partners is suing Brit for $10 million, claiming she had a deal with the company but pulled a double-cross by trying to cut them out of a lucrative project with Elizabeth Arden.

Brand Sense wants to take Britney's deposition, but Brit's lawyers have so far refused, on grounds Brit is under a conservatorship and can't be forced to testify without the approval of the conservatorship's attorneys.

No word on whether the attorneys for the conservatorship will sign off on the depo, but Brand is tired of waiting and is now asking the judge in the perfume case to order Britney to sit for the deposition.

Britney and K-Fed Memorabilia -- Up for Auction

If you still long for the days when Britney Spears and Kevin Federline were a happy couple -- then there's an eBay auction you might to check out ... and it comes straight from K-Fed's family.

Kevin's grandfather, Earl Story, has put a slew of items up for auction on eBay from back when Brit and K-Fed were a happy couple. The highlights include: the wedding invitation, an invite to Brit's baby shower, a hat K-Fed once wore to an awards show (signed by Brit and K-Fed) and 14 wedding pics, some of which didn't make the tabloids.

K-Fed's aunt tells TMZ she is helping put the items up for sale because Earl's wife recently passed and the family encouraged him to sell off a few things and use the money to take a trip and help take his mind off things.

She says Earl is holding back a few things -- like some of the more personal photos -- and has K-Fed's blessing to make whatever money he can.

Britney Spears -- Ring Pics Spark Engagement Rumors

Britney Spears was spotted out this week wearing what looks to be an engagement ring -- sending the Internet into a tizzy -- but it turns out she's been sporting the rock for some time ... and it doesn't look like an engagement ring to us.

Brit Brit was seen with the ring poking out of her sleeve (see above) when she left a spa in the Valley on Wednesday. The rumor was ... she and Jason Trawick were set to get hitched and she was going to announce it on Twitter yesterday. Instead, she just announced a tour giveaway.

As you can see from tabloid pictures, Brit has been wearing the ring for the past six weeks, and it looks more like a flower of some kind than a giant diamond.

Doesn't seem like she's ready to walk down the aisle ... yet.

Britney Spears Asks Twilight Hunk for a Kiss

If kissing Rihanna wasn't enough for Britney Spears, the pop singer has also been going after Kellan Lutz.

Oh? Yeah!

So does Spears' boyfriend Jason Trawick have anything to worry about?

No. Sources confirm that the Twilight hunk was offered to play the pop singer's steamy boy-toy in the video for her third single, "I Wanna Go." However, Mr. Lutz politely declined.

The news, first reported by Hollywood Life, comes just a couple of weeks after Spears and Lutz met for the first time when he attended her Beverly Hills fundraiser earlier this month for the St. Bernard Project's ongoing Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. (FYI: Lutz told me at the event that "Oops!...I Did It Again" is his favorite Britney song.)

In the video, being shot in L.A. today and tomorrow, Lutz apparently would have rescued Spears from pesky paparazzi before going on to lock lips in the backseat of a car. Oh, said hunky character also turns out to be a robot.

No word on who eventually snagged the part, but sources deny the report that Matthew McConaughy was also approached about the gig.

Parents council slams sexy Rihanna-Britney Billboard antics

The Parents Television Council has two new targets: Britney Spears and Rihanna.

The group issued a statement Tuesday attacking the singers' racy remix of Rihanna's "S&M" at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday in Las Vegas.

"What happened in Vegas should have stayed in Vegas, as the saying goes," PTC president Tim Winter said in a statement. "It certainly has no place at 8:00 p.m. on the publicly-owned broadcast airwaves."

Winter wants members file complaints to Disney, parent company of ABC, because he said he "cannot imagine what would possibly lead the ABC television network to air a profanity-laced, S&M sex show on primetime broadcast television."

"The overtly sexualized performance by Rihanna and Britney Spears was no accident or mishap, but a deliberate effort to target teens with images and lyrics that glamorize whips, chains and other sexual fetishes," the statement concluded.

ABC didn't air Britney-Rihanna 'Billboard' kiss

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez weren't the only ones smooching it up last night for the public. Did you see Britney and Rihanna kiss on stage at last night's Billboard Music Awards show?

No, you didn't. Because ABC cut to the audience when it happened.

After giving a pillow-fight-filled performance of their remix of Rihanna's S&M, RiRi grabbed Britney's face and planted a big wet one on her cheek.

Shades of Madonna and that 2003 kiss with Britney at MTV's Video Music Awards, eh?

Rihanna, Britney kick off Billboard Awards

After five years of dormancy, the Billboard Music Awards were revived Sunday with a major dose of star power.

Rihanna got the show off to a steamy start, wearing a skimpy leather outfit for her hit song "S&M," and was joined at the end of the number by Britney Spears, who appears on a remix on the track.

Taylor Swift won the evening's first award, as top album artist, behind the multimillion sales for "Speak Now."

"The impact of an album is all determined by the fans," she told the audience. "You've just given me another reason to be completely in love with you."

Other award winners included Justin Bieber (digital artist) and the Black Eyed Peas (top duo/group).

Beyonce received a special Millennium Award for her career achievements: The 29-year-old phenomenon was lauded in a video by an array of legends and luminaries, including Stevie Wonder, Barbara Streisand, Bono, Lady Gaga and First Lady Michelle Obama.

"This is a moment I have to soak in because it's gonna be — and it is — one of the best moments of my life," said Beyonce after getting the award from her mother, Tina Knowles. Beyonce also performed her new song, "Run the World (Girls)."

This year marks the Billboard Awards' rebirth. The Billboard Awards had been a staple since 1989, but gave out what appeared to be its last award in 2006. This year, the show was brought back.

It was held in Las Vegas, broadcast live on ABC and hosted by "The Hangover 2'" star Ken Jeong.

The Billboard Music Awards are given out to music's most popular artists. The finalists and winners are determined by their rank on the Billboard charts and their "social and streaming activity."

Rihanna is the top finalist, competing in 18 categories. Among the awards she's up for include top artist, top female artist, and top radio songs artist.

Eminem's name appears in 16 categories, including top artist. He's also vying for top male artist as well as top social artist.

Britney Spears: "I've Always Loved Her," Says New Tour Pal Nicki Minaj

Who's just as excited as we are that Nicki Minaj will be opening for Britney Spears during her summer Femme Fatale concert tour?

Nicki Minaj, or course.

Even more exciting? We'll get a little preview of the duo's love for one another tomorrow night, when they rock out together, performing along with Rihanna, at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, a source tells E! News.

So what's the colorful Trinidadian rapper have to say about joining forces with the pop superstar?

"Just seeing her in action," Minaj recently told us at the Samsung Infuse 4G launch party in L.A. "I want to see what she's done to really just stand the test of time for this long. You know, how's she's interacting with the people and with the dancers and the lighting and the props. I just want to get into the whole thing."

The Pink Friday singer also says she's a long time fan of Miss Spears.

"I've always loved her," Minaj said. "It's so funny because I had spoken about her in an interview a while back and I was like, 'I wish they would just leave her alone,' you know? And now she's back and it's Britney bitch!"

Jason Trawick -- Sayonara, Britney ...

Jason Trawick has cut ties with Britney Spears ... but only professionally, TMZ has learned.

Sources close to the couple tell TMZ ... they are still doing great together, but Jason has decided to step aside as her agent.

Trawick has left William Morris Endeavor to create an arts and entertainment division for a company called Famos LLC, whose partners include musicians Dave Stewart and Mick Jagger. The company will specialize in promoting artists who have a digital reach.

Please Jason … don't sign Rebecca Black.

Britney Spears Plans Happy Homecoming for the Troops

Britney Spears sure knows how to welcome home the troops.

About a month ago, some very clever Marines posted a video on YouTube of themselves lip-syncing to the pop star's recent hit "Hold It Against Me."

How's Brit returning the love?

I can exclusively reveal that Spears has invited the troops to her upcoming Femme Fatale tour.

"I was so moved by the 'Hold It Against Me' video that the Marines of HMLA-169 and VMM-266 REIN made in Afghanistan," Spears tells me. "It warmed my heart to see our nation's soldiers enjoying themselves to my music. I am honored to have them as guests at my concert this summer. I hope they like my show as much as I loved theirs."

I'm told that Spears also sent care packages to the troops along with handwritten notes.

Shortly, after the video hit the web, Spears tweeted, "I am in LOVE with this. I always knew our soldiers were fierce! Thanks fore everything you guys do."

God bless America!

Britney Spears Reveals Tour-Ready Abs

(Photo 1) For most people, the idea of working out for more than six hours a day might sound like nothing short of torture.

But Britney Spears can't get enough. For the last six weeks, she's been training for 90 minutes a day, followed by another five hours of dance rehearsals in preparation for her North American tour, kicking off June 16 in Sacramento.

"I'm pumped up!" Spears tells PEOPLE inside her cozy dressing room on the Sony lot in Culver City, Calif. "We've been working hard. And the costumes are coming next week. This is the exciting part, when all the pieces – the masterpiece – come together."

During Spears's month and a half of prep time, trainer Derek DeGrazio has cooked, packaged and labeled meals (like baked fish and broccoli) and snacks (such as celery with almond butter) for the 29-year-old pop star, six days a week.

She does get a break from all the discipline, though. Sunday, says Spears, is her "cheat day."

But it's certainly not derailing her efforts. Spears's workouts and her 1,500-calorie-a-day nutrition plan have whipped her into top tour shape.

"You can see the tone in her muscles – her arms, legs and abs," says DeGrazio. "She looks amazing." (Photo 2)

Sweet teatime

Britney Spears served up a batch of down-home sweet tea at a charity event at the LA home of former Glacéau exec Rohan Oza the other night. It had some speculating the singer is in talks to market the drink with Oza, who now works as a consultant for a number of food and beverage companies. "Britney did make her homemade sweet tea for every one that night, and they loved it," said a rep for Spears. "She made it from a secret family recipe she learned from her mother, who learned it from her mother. Britney makes it for her boys all the time. As far as a deal with any beverage company, I have no comment."

Britney Spears: Marriage and More Kids on the Way?

She's been through one very public divorce already, but would Britney Spears tie the knot again?

The pop star—who's been dating boyfriend Jason Trawick for two years now, reveals in this month's Harper's Bazaar, "I've thought about both [marriage and kids], so if the timing was right..."

With a long-term relationship and another hit album, Britney's looking and feeling better than ever...

"I feel like I'm drinking a tall glass of homemade sweet tea on a really hot, beautiful day," the Southern star says.

So what else does Britney confess?

That she's got Justin Bieber fever!

"I think he's adorable," Brit said. "I just saw his movie, and I really didn't realize how big he was. He's enormous; he's just Mr. Man."

Would she want her boys with ex-husband Kevin Federline—Sean Preston, 5, and Jayden James, 4—to follow in the teen phenom's musical footsteps?

"If they have a love and passion for the arts and that's what they want to do, then so be it," the mom says. "They are both little actors and so charismatic, I wouldn't be surprised at all."

Looks like they inherited that gene from their mom's—not their dad's—side of the family!

Is Britney Spears Crazy on Not? The Battle Over Her Sanity

Remember when Britney Spears used to walk around in bare feet, eating Cheetos and shaving her head?

Yeah, those were sad times.

These days, the "Toxic" singer is back on top, but one bit of her past just won't go away—the singer's ex-manager Sam Lutfi. We already knew he filed a defamation lawsuit against Spears and her parents Lynne and Jamie, claiming they ruined him with claims he drugged and harassed the singer during her breakdown.

But now Lutfi, who is still under a restraining order to stay away from Spears, wants her to testify. But her parents are claiming she's "mentally incapable" of doing so.

So what's he planning to do?

Lutfi filed a motion last week in Los Angeles County Superior Court, insisting Spears is well enough to testify when it goes to trial.

Lufti hired expert witness Joshua Pretsky, an assistant professor of psychiatry at UCLA, to break down the pop star's recent behavior, most notably take notes on her world tour, an interview with Ryan Seacrest and an MTV documentary she starred in.

And guess what? Based on those factors, Pretsky told the court that she seems more than capable of testifying in the case.

"In the Ryan Seacrest interview, which was recorded approximately two months ago, Britney Spears is interviewed at length, and she responds logically and coherently to questions, evidencing logical thinking and mental competency," the witness states.

"In my opinion, there is good cause to conduct an independent medical examination to investigate the conservators' claim that Ms. Spears is not capable of testifying, and the claim that she was not mentally competent to enter into a binding contract..."

According to his lawsuit, Lufti is asking the court to conduct the examination, but her parents will not produce her for a deposition on the grounds that she is "mentally incapable."

The ex-manager is asking that a doctor conduct a three- to five-hour interview with the singer to determine her mental state, and he is also asking for access to her medical records.

Spears' mom had detailed her daughter's time with Lutfi in the memoir, Through the Storm, claiming Lutfi drugged her daughter, cut off her phones and manipulated her before he got the ax.

For his part, Lutfi claims the singer's life was a wreck before he ever entered the picture, is still battling after an appeals court refused to toss the suit last November.

When you consider all this, maybe things still are a little sad for Britney.

Britney Spears -- Y'all Wanna Drive My Car?

Britney Spears' famous black Mercedes -- once known as the most dangerous car in L.A. -- will soon be displayed in a Chicago auto museum ... and TMZ has learned the people behind the exhibit are letting one lucky fan get behind the wheel.

Britney has one hell of a history in the 2008 Mercedes Benz SLK 320 -- she blew through red lights, wreaked havoc at all hours of the night and smashed into another car in a parking lot ... for which she was later arrested on a hit-and-run charge.

Now, the car is set to go on display at the Volo Auto Museum just outside of Chicago on June 26 ... the same day the museum will hold a drawing to let one lucky Britney fan drive the car around town for a day ...

... as long as the winner agrees to obey all traffic laws.

Britney to the rescue

Britney Spears looked in glowing form as she hosted a charity dinner Wednesday at a private house in Beverly Hills to help residents of her native Louisiana made homeless by Hurricane Katrina. Spies said the singer, who dazzled in a tight dress and $250,000 of Geraldo Jewelry, "held hands with her boyfriend, Jason Trawick," all night. Her dad, Jamie Spears, helped write the menu and cook the meal. Stars at the event, in aid of the St. Bernard Project, which helps rehouse Katrina victims, included Kim Kardashian, Hilary Duff, Kelly Osbourne and Selena Gomez.

Britney Spears subject of biographic comic book

Britney Spears is no stranger to music buyers and concert-goers. Now, her star power will be on display with web-slingers, shape shifters and superheroes.

The pop music star is the subject of a new one-shot comic book courtesy of Bluewater Productions Inc.'s ongoing "Fame" series that has seen it profile other celebrities, including Lady Gaga and actors Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, among others. The publisher has also done comic book bios of Sarah Palin, Hilary Rodham Clinton and President Barack Obama, and plans one about Donald Trump, too.

The Spears comic will focus on her rise to stardom, her documented private life and her efforts to be understood, said Patrick McCray, who wrote the issue.

"She is far more complicated than most people realize. No matter what preconceptions you have about her, there will always be more layers and surprises," he said in a statement. "Beyond the performer, there is a real human being there, struggling for a real life, struggling to connect with her art, and struggling to be understood."

Bluewater publisher Darren G. Davis said Spears' life reflected the core of the company's "Fame" line of biography titles has tried to achieve.

"She was created in the Internet Age to be put on a pedestal, but no one can stand the glaring lights of celebrity that intensely," he said. "The title seeks to find the person within."

The 32-page issue, illustrated by Ricardo Jaime, comes out Wednesday in comic book stores and online retailers.

Katy Perry holds off Britney atop singles chart

Katy Perry's "E.T." spent a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart Thursday, while Britney Spears' "Till the World Ends" soared eight places to a new high of No. 3 bolstered by a much-buzzed-about remix featuring Nicki Minaj and Ke$ha.

Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" held at No. 2, and the Black Eyed Peas' "Just Can't Get Enough" slipped one to No. 4. Bruno Mars' "The Lazy Song" edged up one to No. 5, becoming his fifth top-five hit in as many tries.

Rihanna's "S&M" fell two to No. 6, Jennifer Lopez's "On the Floor" held at No. 7, Ke$ha's "Blow" rose one to No. 8, Jeremih's "Down on Me" slid four to No. 9, and Chris Brown's "Look at Me Now" dropped two to No. 10.

The "Glee" cast scores the top three debuts on this week's Hot 100, led by its mashup of the "West Side Story" song "I Feel Pretty" and TLC's "Unpretty" at No. 22. The ensemble's covers of Keane's "Somewhere Only We Know" and Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" followed at Nos. 42 and 44, respectively.

The "Glee" cast added a fourth Hot 100 debut, "As If We Never Said Goodbye," at No. 80.

The show whose premiere last Tuesday beat "Glee," and all competition, in its time slot, "The Voice," prompted the Hot 100 arrival of contestant Javier Colon, whose R&B-tinged take on Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" launched at No. 65.

Three other songs debuted on the Hot 100: alternative rock band Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks" (No. 96); Minaj's "Super Bass" (No. 98); and, actress ("One Tree Hill")/country singer Jana Kramer's "Whiskey" (No. 99).

Britney Spears Is Cooking Up Something Hot

Britney Spears may be getting ready to kick off her Femme Fatale tour next month, but it's not like she's only thinking about herself these days.

Pop music's comeback kid is gonna be hosting a big ole fancy dinner in Beverly Hills next week.


Spears is hosting An Evening of Southern Style on May 11 in Beverly Hills. The sit-down dinner at a private residence will benefit the St. Bernard Project, an organization that continues to help Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

The group has already rebuilt homes for more than 350 families with the help of 32,000 volunteers, but there's much more to be done.

"I am so honored to be a party of this cause," Spears said. "Louisiana will always be a part of my soul."

And guess who's doing the cooking? No, not Britney, but her professional chef dad Jamie. Papa Spears' menu will include Louisiana shrimp and grits, jambalaya and soft shell crab fish fry, among other things.

It's certainly got me all hungry just thinking about it.

For tix, visit The United Way for the Greater New Orleans Area has agreed to match the first $100,000 in donations.

Brit kicks off her tour on June 16 in Sacramento, California. The 26-city gig finishes up August 13 in Toronto. And as we all know by now, joining her on the road is the absolutely fabulous Nicki Minaj.

Kirstie Alley sambas to Britney's '... Baby One More Time'

(Video) Monday (April 25) was "Guilty Pleasures Night" on "Dancing With the Stars," which seems a little redundant to us. But that's an argument for another time.

And if there's a guiltier pleasure than Britney Spears' first hit, "... Baby One More Time," we can scarcely think of it. That was the song Kirstie Alley chose to lead off the night, dancing the samba with partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Which she kind of nailed, by the way.

Despite much complaining in the rehearsal montage, Alley dropped one of her best performances of the season, drawing effusive praise from the judges and a pair of 9s from Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli. Carrie Ann Inaba awarded Kirstie and Maks an 8, giving the pair a total of 26.

Here's their samba. What did you think?

So True? So False? Is Britney Spears Wearing an Engagement Ring?!

(Photo) There's a ring on Ms. Britney Spears' finger. And yes, it's that finger.

So does that shiny bauble on, to be clear, Spears' left-hand ring finger mean that the Femme Fatale singer's' boyfriend of two years, agent Jason Trawick, has asked her to take things to the next level?!

The couple are always, like, going on vacation with her kids and spending time together 'n' stuff, so it's not much of a leap for the Internet to think that they're engaged.

Hang on to your diamond cutters, folks, because this rumor is...

So false!

"Completely not true," Spears' rep tells E! News of any engagement rumors sparked by the pop star's piece of apparently random jewelry.

"It's not an engagement ring, not a story."

Or so they thought! But when Spears dared to flash a band with some sort of stone attached to it while catching up with future opening act Nicki Minaj Friday at The Factory in West Hollywood...

People are going to notice.

Britney Spears Causes "Pandemonium" at Nicki Minaj Afterparty

After rockin' the stage with Lil Wayne for the "I'm Still Music" tour at Staples Center in Los Angeles last night, Nicki Minaj jetted off to host her after party at The Factory in West Hollywood.

That's where Britney Spears decided to drop in on her Femme Fatale tourmate's shindig, and fans began hyperventilating to the point that bouncers needed to carry them out!

A source tells us, "[It] was complete pandemonium. Six people were carried out after hyperventilating. They literally fainted when Britney walked onto the stage where Nicki was hanging."

For those still conscious, their goal was to try and reach Britney.

"People were crowd surfing to get to the stage. Screams were so loud for Nicki and Brit you couldn't hear the music. Bouncers couldn't hold the crowd back."

Nicki showed up around 12:30 a.m. and hung out with her crew, taking a break from performing. Meanwhile, Britney showed up closer to 1 a.m. with boyfriend Jason Trawick, but stayed for 30 minutes.

Khloé Kardashian Odom also attended the event, but went solo.

Britney Spears Invades Afghanistan

(Video) Make music, not war!

And if you can't do that, make music videos during a war.

That's what some of our Marines have been doing in the Middle East. We've already seen troops lip-syncing and dancing to Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus, but now it's time for Britney Spears.

You gotta check out the new video for "Hold It Against Me" that's coming to us via YouTube from "somewhere deep in the heart of Afghanistan."

God Bless our troops...and Britney Spears.

Spears' choreographer quits tour

Britney Spears has been dealt a major blow ahead of her upcoming tour - her longtime choreographer has quit as she prepares to hit the road again.

The pop superstar has worked with Brian Friedman for many years - he famously created her moves for videos including Toxic, I'm a Slave 4 U and her recent offering Hold It Against Me, as well as a number of her live shows.

Spears is set to head off on tour this summer in support of her new album Femme Fatale, but she will now have to put the shows together without Friedman.

In a series of posts on his Twitter page, Friedman writes, "To put rumours and questions to rest... Due 2 (sic) scheduling conflicts I'm not able 2 (sic) work on Brit's FF tour. I'm so thankful 2 (sic) have had the opportunity 2 (sic) reconnect on videos & promo tho (though)!... Jamie King will be directing the tour again & has a great line up of new choreographers! Everyone make sure to go & support! I'll be there!"

Britney Spears Goes Undercover at L.A. Concert

(Video) We all know Britney Spears is a fan of digitally enhanced music.

On Tuesday night, the pop star made a rare public appearance with her boyfriend Jason Trawick as the pair hit the Digitour concert, featuring YouTube musicians, at L.A.'s El Rey Theatre.

But Brit's people made sure she wasn't seen as she headed home—she was covered by a blanket and hid in Jason's lap as her driver left the venue...

So what gives with her duck-and-cover act?

Was Brit-Brit embarrased to be snapped (possibly) taking inspiration from these up-and-coming artists? Was she having a bad hair day?

In any case, the superstar seems like she's all set for her own tour this summer.

After a snafu that caused previously announced performer Enrique Iglesias to bail on the very same day he supposedly joined the tour, Brit announced Nicki Minaj as her official opening act.

We can't really see Enrique as part of a Femme Fatale tour anyway, right?

Adele back at No. 1 on U.S. chart, Britney slides

English pop singer Adele returned to the top of the U.S. album chart on Wednesday after a two-week absence, and marked the occasion by becoming the first artist this year to pass the 1 million unit level.

Her second album, "21," sold 88,000 copies during the week ended April 10, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and total sales rose to 1.03 million. The album has been No. 1 in England for 11 weeks.

Last week's No. 1, Britney Spears' "Femme Fatale," fell to No. 2 with 75,000 units, a massive 73 percent drop.

Radiohead's "The King of Limbs" moved up three spots to No. 3 with 67,000, as sales from a belatedly shipped deluxe edition of the album reached consumers.

The chart's highest new entry came from rock band Hollywood Undead, as its second studio effort, "American Tragedy," bowed at No. 4 with 66,000. Its first set, "Swan Songs," debuted and peaked at No. 22 in 2008 off a 21,000 start.

The only other new entry in the top 10 was Asking Alexandria's "Reckless & Relentless" at No. 9 with 31,000. Its first full-length album, 2009's "Stand Up and Scream," spent one week on the list at No. 170.

Next week's chart should look a little more lively, with new entries from Foo Fighters' "Wasting Light," Alison Krauss and Union Station's "Paper Airplane," and Mana's "Drama y Luz," among others.

Wiz Khalifa's "Rolling Papers" fell three to No. 5 (59,000 copies), Chris Brown's "F.A.M.E." dipped two to No. 6 (51,000), and the "Songs for Japan" compilation dropped two to No. 7 (nearly 51,000), Mumford & Sons' "Sigh No More" rose three to No. 8 (34,000), and Kirk Franklin's "Hello Fear" dropped one to No. 10 (31,000). ("Sigh No More" is the year's second-biggest-selling album, with 645 units sold.)

Robbie Robertson's first album in 13 years, "How To Become Clairvoyant," debuted appropriately enough at No. 13, the best start of his solo offerings.

Overall album sales totaled 5.9 million units, down 11% compared with the previous week and up 11% compared with the comparable sales week of 2010. Year-to-date album sales stand at 83.7 million, down 4% compared with the same total at this point last year.

Britney drops out of No. 1

Unfortunately for Britney Spears, she didn't do it again.

After coming in at No. 1 on the Canadian album charts last week with her beats-heavy "Femme Fatale," Brit slipped to No. 4 this week.

Her second week sales only reached 6,800, compared to 22,000 last week - a big drop of 68%, according to Nielsen SoundScan numbers.

Replacing her at the top was Adele's "21," which rang up 15,000, and has now sold 123,000 copies overall since being released seven weeks ago.

In between the two songstresses were Ginette Reno's "La Musique en Moi" (10,800) and the charity album "Songs For Japan," which came up one spot to No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.

The biggest debut of the week went to Hollywood Undead's "American Tragedy" at No. 5, Radiohead's "King of Limbs" came up one to No. 6, and DJ Tiesto's "Club Life: Las Vegas" premiered at No. 7.

Rounding out the top 10 was Robbie Robertson's "How to Become Clairvoyant" at No. 8, Ima's "Precious" at No. 9, and Rihanna's "Loud" at No. 10.

In the U.S., Adele returned to first, followed by Spears in second, Radiohead in third, Hollywood Undead in fourth, and Wiz Khalifa's "Rolling Papers" in fifth.

Dion urges Spears to do Vegas

Celine Dion has urged pop stars Britney Spears and Kylie Minogue to follow her lead and take on a Las Vegas residency - because she’s enjoyed her stint on the Sin City stage so much.

Both stars are rumoured to be in talks for spectacular shows in the Nevada gambling Mecca, and the Aussie singer - currently on tour with her Aphrodite Les Folies trek - recently declared, “I’ve got my Las Vegas show right here. We’ve been talking about it so if I do a residency I definitely have the show for it.”

And stage veteran Dion, who is wowing critics with her latest Vegas residency, has told her fellow chart stars to “go for it” if they are offered a performance contract.

She tells Britain’s Daily Star, “If Britney and Kylie want to come to Vegas and do a residency like me, I say go for it. Vegas is changing. There is room for everyone - new singers and older ones.

“When I first came here in 2003, people said my career was over. I’m here because I love singing, and this allows me to be with my family.”

Word Up: Britney Spears Writes a Song for Selena Gomez

When it comes to being a tunesmith, Britney Spears is no Lady Gaga...or Christina Aguilera for that matter. Until now.

Spears' rep tells E! News that reports the pop princess will cowrite the song "Whiplash" for fellow Disney alum Selena Gomez's upcoming third album are...true!

Talk about an honor!

The collaboration is good news for the 18-year-old Gomez who worships the ground Spears walks on.

In fact, the "Round & Round" singer told Ryan Seacrest last month on his radio show that Britney was the first concert she ever went to.

And to show her deepest affection for her idol, Gomez confirmed that she and her band, Selena Gomez & The Scene, will perform a lengthy tribute to Spears on their upcoming summer tour, which will likely include covers of the latter's hits "Baby One More Time" and "Toxic."

For Britney, putting pen to paper is something of an event these days given that she has not a single cowriting credit to her name on her new album, Femme Fatale.

Instead, Spear has left the dirty work to an ever-expanding cadre of composers—one of whom by the way is rising pop rival Ke$ha who cowrote her latest single "Til the World Ends"—while she sticks to performing. Though it should be noted that Brit did write her hit, "Me Against the Music."

Whatever she's planning for Selena, let's hope it's a good one. Gomez's yet-to-be-titled new album drops on June 28.

Rihanna: 'I Want to Spank Britney Spears'

Both Rihanna and Britney Spears are known for making super sexy videos – but would they ever team up and shoot a video together?

"I hope so," Rihanna said during an interview with New York's Z100 Monday morning. "I want to spank Britney."

The "S&M" singer appeared on Elvis Duran's radio show to talk about the world premiere of a new remix of the song that features Spears.

"It's very strange. Britney never does features. It was really amazing that she really wanted to be part of this song," Rihanna said. "She really liked the song to begin with, but it was a different story when she had to sing it, and she really wanted to be a part of it. It made it really, really special, because you never see two pop female artists doing songs together anymore."

The collaboration, according to Rihanna, was an idea that came from the fans. "In order to do a remix, it had to be major," she said. "I asked my fans last week who they wanted me to collaborate with, and Britney was one of the most popular names."

Though both Spears and Rihanna are likely to remain solo acts, Rihanna has a pretty good name picked out for if they wanted to form a girl group. "Just call us R&B," she said.

The remix of "S&M" will be available on iTunes, but you can listen to it now here.

Listen Now: Britney, Rihanna Team Up for Sexed-Up "S&M" Remix

(Listen here) Now this is what we call a collaboration.

Two superstars of pop, Rihanna and Britney Spears, have teamed up for a remix—excuse us, "RIHmix" of Ri-Ri's already smash (and sexy) hit "S&M." Just seems greedy, right? All that hotness in one song?

In addition to adding her breathy tones to the chorus, Britney also contributes an all-new verse to the hit, cooing about her own bad-girl ways.

The single, released through New York's Z100, was first teased by the duo over the weekend, when Rihanna tweeted, "I got a #SEXY collabo comin your way supa dupa soon!!!! OH YEAH!!! By popular demand…"

Britney quickly replied with, "You're such a tease! I like it, I like it…" And so do we.

Britney Spears Signs Nicki Minaj for Concert Tour

It's official. TMZ has learned ... Nicki Minaj will be Britney Spears' opening act for her upcoming concert tour.

Sources involved in the negotiation tell TMZ ... the deal was signed several days ago, and Britney is elated. Everyone involved in the concert is relieved Enrique Iglesias' ego couldn't handle opening for Britney and feel Nicki will be infinitely better.

Minaj, who is on tour with Lil Wayne until the end of the month, currently has two singles on the Billboard Top 100 -- "Moment 4 Life" and "Did It On'em"

Everyone connected with the concert series thinks Nicki will create even more heat for the tour, which kicks off on June 17 in Sacramento, CA.

TMZ broke the story Nicki and Britney were in serious negotiations.

Right after we posted that story, the comments and emails were almost unanimous that Nicki is an infinitely better choice than Enrique.

Songwriter defends Britney Spears

A songwriter on Britney Spears’ new album Femme Fatale has jumped to defend the pop superstar against criticism suggesting she didn't write any of the lyrics.

The Toxic hitmaker has been a part of the songwriting process for at least one track on each of her last five discs, contributing the most to her 2003 project In the Zone, including her Madonna duet, Me Against the Music.

Spears is not credited as a writer on any of the tunes from her seventh studio album, prompting some detractors to take aim at the singer for relying on the talents of others to produce hits for her.

But collaborator Heather Bright, who co-wrote Femme Fatale's Trouble for Me, insists few pop stars actually come up with their own lyrics and Spears should be applauded for not forcing her songwriters into giving her credit just so she can take a cut of the royalties.

In a post on her blog, Bright writes, "I would just like to address one thing! The media is talking trash about how Britney didn't write any of the songs on her album ... HELLO! Wake up everybody! NONE OF THESE ARTISTS WRITE THEIR OWN SONGS!!!!!! (there are a few exceptions ... lady gaga,, chris brown is starting to write a lot of his own stuff...)

"Anyway... Britney could have come to me, like all these other A-list artists, and said ... 'Hey, you wanna be on my album? I'm gonna need writing credit for that song AND part of your publishing (royalties) even though I didn't write anything! And then I'm gonna go on tour and gross $150 million in ticket sales and not give you any of that, even though I'm performing your song!' I could rattle off a laundry list of artists who I've had that conversation with!"

And Bright has nothing but praise for Spears and her creative team.

She adds, "Britney's one of the few artists I've worked with who didn't try to take something that wasn't hers. In my experience, from a business standpoint, her entire team is nothing less than a bonafide class act!"

Britney tops U.S. album charts despite weak sales

Britney Spears scored her sixth No. 1 album on the U.S. pop chart Wednesday, although sales were lower than expected.

"Femme Fatale" sold 276,000 copies copies during its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan data for the period ended April 3. Last week, prognostictors were looking at a start in the 280,000 to 300,000 range.

Moreover Spears' last effort, "Circus," sold 506,000 copies during its first chart-topping week in 2008. Only her 1999 debut, "... Baby One More Time," began with a smaller figure (121,000 at No. 1). The only Spears album that did not reach the top was 2007's "Blackout" (No. 2, 290,000 copies).

Rapper Wiz Khalifa arrived at No. 2 as his major-label debut "Rolling Papers" sold 197,000 copies.

Adele's "21" held at No. 3 (94,000), reigning champ Chris Brown's "F.A.M.E." slid three places to No. 4 (91,000), and the "Songs for Japan" charity compilation rose one place to No. 5 (71,000).

Britney notches another No. 1 in Canada

Britney Spears did it again.

Her seventh studio effort, "Femme Fatale," led by her latest single, "Till the World Ends," shot to No. 1 on the Canadian album charts, selling 22,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan numbers.

However, the album didn't match the sales figures of her previous disc, "Circus," which rung up 51,000 back in December 2008.

Britney also snagged the top spot stateside, selling 276,000 copies of "Till the World Ends," according to

Back here, Adele's "21" was stuck at No. 2 for a third straight week, Ginette Reno's "La Musique en Moi" slipped two spots to No. 3, and the charity album "Songs For Japan" dropped one to No. 4.

Radiohead had the second best premiere with "King of Limbs" at No. 5, rapper Wiz Khalifa's "Rolling Papers" rolled in at No. 6, and Ima's "Precious" spent its first week at No. 7.

Robbie Robertson's "How to Become Clairvoyant" entered at No. 8, Sum 41's "Screaming Bloody Murder" had a less than stellar debut at No. 9, and Rise Against's "Endgame" sank five spots to No. 10.

In the U.S., Wiz Khalifa placed second, followed by Adele in third, Chris Brown's "F.A.M.E." in fourth, and "Songs For Japan" in fifth.

Watch Now: Britney Goes Apocalyptic in "Till the World Ends" Video

(Video) Nobody does dance-pop quite like Britney Spears (with the exception of you-know-who).

And after a series of sneak peek teases, the Britster finally let loose this morning with the first of two planned music videos for "Till the World Ends" (the second will feature Spears' own choreography), and let's just say, it's a little, well, dirrty. Christina will be so proud!

So, incidentally, will be whoever conceived the idea for her 2001 "I'm a Slave 4 U" video, which ticks many of the same boxes, and to which the video has already drawn comparisons—sweaty dance party? Check! Leather-clad pulsating dancers? Check! World awash in eerie (yet flattering!) golden light? Check!

Still, nothing wrong with a little nod to vintage Britney. Plus, sweaty dancers in underground tunnels pulsing and writhing in sync to the music? Seems like as good a way as any to survive the apocalypse.

Britney Spears' Drug Tests Wanted by Ex-Friend

Britney Spears' former BFF Sam Lutfi is demanding the results of drug tests the pop star underwent three years ago -- in hopes they will help him defeat Brit's mom in court.

In the motion -- filed in L.A. County Superior court -- Lutfi claims he needs the tests to support his defamation lawsuit against Britney, her mom and her dad.

He's suing over several claims Lynne Spears made in her book, "Through the Storm" -- among them that he tried to "drug Britney into a coma."

In the docs, Lutfi also asks for access to reports filed by Britney's child visitation monitors -- claiming they can refute accusations he cut Brit's phone wires and disabled her cars.

The top 10 albums on iTunes - week ending April 4, 2011

1. "Femme Fatale," Britney Spears
2. "Songs for Japan," Various Artists
3. "Rolling Papers," Wiz Khalifa
4. "21," Adele
5. "Grey's Anatomy: The Music Event," Grey's Anatomy Cast
6. "Sigh No More," Mumford & Sons
7. "F.A.M.E.," Chris Brown
8. "The King of Limbs," Radiohead
9. "Sara Ramirez," Sara Ramirez
10. "Sucker Punch," Various Artists


After a meal with beau Jason Trawick, Britney Spears treated her boys Sean and Jayden to a performance of The Lion King at Vegas's Mandalay Bay. Afterward, the pop star took her cubs backstage to meet the show's stars, and posed for pictures with the cast. "Britney was very gracious, thanking each and every person she saw for a wonderful performance," a source tells PEOPLE. The trio soon left, the boys sporting Lion King hats and clutching plush Simba toys.

Ke$ha Wants to Skinny Dip with Britney Spears

How should pop divas Ke$ha and Britney Spears celebrate the success of their current chart topping singles "Blow" and "Till the World Ends" – which Ke$ha wrote for Spears?

"Skinny dipping," says Ke$ha, suggesting too that the splash could follow a spin on jet skis and a themed party they'd throw together. "It would be a dress-up-like-Ke$ha-or-Britney party," she says. "Either her place or my place, it doesn't matter."

Perhaps the 24-year-old's new Nashville pad would be the prime spot for such a shindig, especially since she's recently installed an underwater stereo.

"I have a small, salt-water pool that has laser beams in it and a stereo so you can be under water listening to music," says Ke$ha, who's only had time to furnish her new place with a mattress, a Budweiser lamp and a grand piano. "It's really magical."

But until Ke$ha and Spears's schedules align, Ke$ha plans to embrace her raunchy side in another way – by extending her "Get $leazy" tour into the summer months.

"I hope people are ready to come and take their clothes off," says the singer, who will tour with electro hop act LMFAO and rapper Spank Rock on her Mad Max-inspired fete that will see her add more than 30 extra dates following her sold-out spring tour. (Details are available on her Web site.)

"The venues will be bigger and we're going to be outside for a lot of the shows," she adds. "It's going to be the biggest dance party of the year."

What's Wrong with Britney Spears?

There is a begrudging tone to Britney Spears' public persona of late. When she shows up to sing or perform or sit for an interview with MTV, as she did in last night's I Am the Femme Fatale documentary, you get the feeling that she just got done sighing and murmuring, "Time to make the donuts."

MTV's 30-minute Femme Fatale special (referring to it as a "film" would be a stretch) featured a visit to the set of Britney's "Till the World Ends" video, behind-the-scenes and onstage footage of her recent Vegas performance and a sit-down interview with the unstoppable Sway. Both of them spoke so slowly to each other, they sounded like they had either made a joint pact to enter a coma, or were out to induce one.

The thing was joyless, from Britney's inert performances to her pause-filled declarations ("I was just like...really really creative and just really just, y'know, like that," said Spears on her childhood). Granted, it was hilarious that when describing her video set, she said, "It felt like there was poop everywhere when there really wasn't." But for the most part, the goofy Britney of the past was nowhere to be found. We learned very little outside this brief list of things she says she likes or loves:

- Tea
- Vanilla candles
-'s production on Femme Fatale's "Big Fat Bass"
- Choosing songs that empower people and make them feel good about themselves
- Songs that she records
- Her assistant's heels
- What she does

Why so languorous? Last week on Showbiz Tonight, Dr. Drew Pinsky weighed in on Britney's state of mind, saying that if rumors of bipolar disorder are true, the medication she's potentially taking to treat it could leave her stiff and robotic. That speculative explanation doesn't make Britney's awkwardness any more bearable. One of the last questions Sway asked her regarded whether she thought she'd be still working at age 50, like Madonna. Britney is no fortune-teller, so she couldn't say, but she did mutter that it's a possibly, as is "maybe just doing nothing." Watching her, you can't help but wonder if the latter possibility is the light at the end of her tunnel.

What do you think? Is Britney acting strangely to you?

Couple Watch

For the second week in a row, Britney Spears headed to Sin City. One week after taking the stage at Rain Nightclub, Spears returned to Las Vegas's Palms Casino Resort along with beau Jason Trawick and her two boys. The four grabbed a casual dinner in the private dining room at Nove Italiano, where the kids enjoyed a mozzarella pizza, which was waiting for them as they arrived. Meanwhile, Spears drank a Sprite and ate halibut. According to a source, "Britney was very quiet … but her kids were very nice and looked great."

Usher? Jonas? Minaj? Who's Really Joining Britney's Tour?

Could Usher really be going out on the road with Britney Spears? Sounds like an April Fools Joke. Joe Jonas would seem to make a little more sense.

But after the embarrassment that was Enrique Iglesias unceremoniously bailing on a coheadlining jaunt with the "Oops!" girl earlier this week, what's a songbird to do?

E! News has learned that Spears' camp has now entered into negotiations with rising hip-hop diva Nicki Minaj to replace the Spanish crooner on the Britster's upcoming summer trek.

Given it's called the Femme Fatale tour, we'd say this is a good choice.

"There are talks going on with Nicki Minaj about joining the tour," a source close to Spears tells E! News.

As for reports that Britney is looking to woo Usher and Joe, the insider hasn't heard anything about that. (We'd imagine getting the "Yeah!" singer would be tough unless the pop stars agreed to joint billing and she opened for him!)

Spears' rep could not be reached for comment.

The Trinidad and Tobago-born Minaj's career has been on the fast track since the release last November of her debut album, Pink Friday, which topped the Billboard 200 Chart earlier this year and has gone platinum, largely on the strength of her joint single with, "Check It Out." The crooner also appeared on Saturday Night Live in January, where she performed her hits "Right Thru Me" and "Moment 4 Life," and wowed the red-carpet crowd at the Grammys with her mile-high hairdo.

Britney Spears set to top U.S. chart despite sales slump

Britney Spears is poised to score her sixth No. 1 album on the U.S. pop chart next week, although its sales will be sharply lower than for her previous release.

"Femme Fatale," released on Tuesday, is on course to sell between 280,000 and 300,000 copies by week's end on April 3, industry prognosticators suggest.

It will likely rank as the second-largest sales week of the year after English pop singer Adele's "21" bowed with 352,000 earlier in March.

The Billboard 200 chart will be published on Wednesday. Chris Brown is the current chart champ.

Spears' last studio release, 2008's "Circus," blasted in at No. 1 with 506,000 copies. In all, five of Spears' six studio albums have topped the chart; only her fifth, "Blackout," fell short, starting at No. 2 with 290,000 copies in 2007.

A sixth No. 1 album would place Spears in rare air, tying her for the third-most No. 1s among women with Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson. Only Barbra Streisand (nine) and Madonna (seven) have earned more No. 1 albums.

Spears won't be the only big news on the Billboard 200 next week. Rapper Wiz Khalifa is looking to enter at No. 2 with his first major label album, "Rolling Papers," with perhaps 200,000 to 225,000 copies. Other new entries will include Radiohead's "The King of Limbs," Snoop Dogg's "Doggumentary" and Mary Mary's "Something Big."

Spears eyes Rihanna, Gaga song

Britney Spears is calling for her pop peers Rihanna and Lady Gaga to come together for a girl power collaboration.

The Toxic star is a big fan of her chart rivals and wants to team up with her fellow singers to record a powerful pop anthem.

When asked her thoughts on Rihanna and Lady Gaga, Spears tells London’s Capital FM, “I feel like the genre of women today musically is astounding... that we can do that.

“I feel like we actually need to come together and do a song that can actually show how much power we do have - an idea like that would be astounding. That would be fun. A song together like that would be fun.”

Britney Spears Goes 'Femme Fatale' in Dolce & Gabbana

(Photo) After wowing a crowd in Vegas last weekend and dropping her brand new album, Femme Fatale, Tuesday, it’s clear that pop princess Britney Spears is back on top. And it seems she’s bringing her fashion sense along for the ride. Though she’s not known for stepping out in high-fashion looks, Spears is upping her style ante, donning several sexy ensembles from Italian designers Dolce & Gabbana in promotional images for her album. “We love Britney and we love to dance to her new songs! We can’t wait to hear the whole album,” the design duo told U.K.’s Telegraph. “She has always been among our favourite artists because she has been able to remain true to herself and to her style throughout the years. With her music she influenced and inspired generations of people for more than 10 years, always staying at the top, and we can’t but congratulate her for this new, important achievement.” In the photos, Spears sports three sensual looks, including a polka-dot bodysuit, golden gown and black corset top. This isn’t the first time the fashion house has helped the stars play dress up: the designers recently outfitted signer Kylie Minogue for her world tour. Tell us: what do you think of Spears’s Dolce & Gabbana looks?

Who Thinks Britney Spears' Perfume Really Stinks?

Someone thinks Britney Spears' perfume reeks of wrongdoing.

The resurgent Femme Fatale singer and her conservator-father Jamie Spears have been sued for $10 million by a brand-marketing company that claims the Spears camp went behind the Brand Sense Partners' back in a "sneaky, under-handed effort" to screw them out of a cut of the profits from Britney's Elizabeth Arden fragrance deal.

And the alleged treachery came after Brand Sense did Britney a huge solid, according to the plaintiff.

View the lawsuit

The lawsuit, filed today in Los Angeles Superior Court, states that Spears hooked up with Brand Sense in 2003 to look for possible licensing opportunities. The following year, the company brought Elizabeth Arden to the table to get Britney into the celeb-fragrance market.

In 2005, the suit continues, their deal was modified to ensure that Brand Sense get a 35 percent commission from "any and all products" Britney worked on with the cosmetics company, including her Radiance fragrance.

The suit further alleges that Britney secretly contacted Elizabeth Arden in 2010, instructing them to send all fragrance royalties straight to her. Later, when "caught red-handed," Jamie Spears acknowledged the 35 percent deal, but then proceeded to "[complain] that the commission was too high and said that Britney did not want to pay it."

Yeah, they're still holding it against her.

Brand Sense says it has received its proper share up until February 2011, when Britney cut a direct licensing deal with Elizabeth Arden. But, the plaintiff insists, its deal with the Spears is still in effect, the new Arden deal is a "fraud" and Brand Sense has suffered at least $10 million in damages and wants its 35-percent cut as long as Elizabeth Arden is making scents with Britney.

Spear's rep has not yet responded to a request for comment.

Britney is back, but can she compete with Gaga?

As Britney Spears prepares to launch her seventh studio album "Femme Fatale" on Tuesday, the pop star faces keen competition from Lady Gaga, Katie Perry and Rihanna, who reign atop Billboard's Hot 100 singles ranking.

Her younger rivals' dominance this week may be coincidental -- indeed, Spears also topped the ranking recently with "Hold It Against Me." -- but the chart is a reminder of how crowded the pop diva market has become since Spears rose to fame as a teenager.

There is little doubt her fans will ensure brisk sales -- Spears has sold nearly 70 million albums, according to label Jive Records -- and her music is making headlines again instead of personal meltdowns, a custody battle and rehab stints.

Spears kicked off a string of promotions for the album on Friday with a performance at a Las Vegas nightclub. On Sunday in San Francisco she will record a sold-out mini-concert to be aired on ABC's "Good Morning America" TV show on Tuesday.

Yet after more than 10 years in the music business, Spears, now 29, may have to do more to remain relevant in the era of Gaga, critics say.

"As far as novelty goes, her natural demographic now has an icon as quirky and characterful as Lady Gaga to fascinate and fuss over," said Andy Gill of Britain's Independent newspaper.

"Gaga's music, let's be frank, is not that much better than, or even different to, that on 'Femme Fatale', but she knows the lingering appeal of playing dress up," he added in a two-out-of-five star review of Spears' record.

Adrian Thrills of the Daily Mail added: "The one-time gymslip diva has had to contend with the emergence of Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Rihanna -- a brash new wave of female performers who have made their mark while seemingly exercising far more creative control."


Reviews of "Femme Fatale" have been mixed.

Among the most positive was Rolling Stone Magazine, which awarded the album four stars. "Femme Fatale may be Britney's best album," wrote Jody Rosen, describing it as "a party record packed with sex and sadness."

Hitmaking producers Dr. Luke and Max Martin were responsible for seven of the 12 tracks, while the Black Eyed Peas' was behind "Big Fat Bass" and Sweden's Bloodshy worked on "How I Roll" and "Trip To Your Heart."

Critics singled out "Hold It Against Me," with its dubstep influence, and "Inside Out," as well as "Till the World Ends," which Spin magazine called Spears' "first truly synapse-sizzling single since (2004's) 'Toxic.'"

While there was broad agreement that the electro-pop, ballad-light record would be a dancefloor hit, critics felt Spears was in danger of disappearing as a voice and personality.

Alexis Petridis of Britain's Guardian newspaper awarded the album three stars, giving much credit to the producers for creating music that was "genuinely exciting."

But he reflected negatively on Britney's voice, saying it was "as anonymous as ever, a state of affairs amplified by the lavishing of Auto-Tune."

Spears' has said little about the album that has been two years in the making, although she has called "Femme Fatale," "my best work yet" on a recent radio appearance and stressed its dance roots.

"It's definitely something that you want to work out to," Spears said. "I'm a dancer so it's definitely something I can work with. It's just really fun."


After taping her Good Morning America mini-performance in San Francisco, Britney Spears paid a visit to the GLBT History Museum in the Castro District, along with her boyfriend Jason Trawick. "She was very polite and attentive," a source tells us of the upbeat pop star. "She looked really good and really healthy." And when Spears left the museum after hearing all about its mission, a throng of fans was waiting for her outside.

Enrique Iglesias: My Ego Couldn't Handle Britney

Enrique Iglesias dropped out of the upcoming Britney Spears concert tour because his ego couldn't handle being her opening act ... multiple sources connected with the tour tell TMZ.

We're told lawyers and agents for Britney and Enrique were hammering out an agreement for weeks, and the terms were finessed to make Enrique appear to be a co-headliner. We're told both sides agreed to the deal and that's why the announcement was made Tuesday.

But just hours before Britney's camp went public, Enrique was burning up the phone lines and the Internet, engaging various people connected with the tour in lengthy conversations in which he made it clear -- he was, in reality, Britney's opening act and he wanted out.

One source says the deal was actually very favorable to Enrique ... "great terms and great placement." But we're told it all came down to taking the stage before Brit -- too much to handle.

Control Freak

Britney Spears' managers have been extra careful with the fragile pop star as she promotes her new album, "Femme Fatale." Carson Daly, who has known Spears since her "Baby One More Time" era, was instructed that their interview on 97.1 AMP Radio yesterday had to be pre-recorded and submitted to her handlers for approval before it aired. "F THAT!" he spouted on Twitter. ". . . Never that restricted. Even when I interviewed Michael Jackson, it wasn't anything like this . . . it's really insane." He said he was "shocked" her people "won't let her do a normal interview." Spears' rep didn't get back to us.

Enrique Iglesias not touring with Britney Spears

Oops! The promotional blitz for Britney Spears latest album got off to a rough start on Tuesday when Spanish heartthrob Enrique Iglesias denied that he would go on tour with the pop starlet.

Earlier in the day, Spears had said the two would hit the road for a North American trek beginning in June. But her announcement was greeted almost immediately with skepticism.

Iglesias has dates scheduled in Europe up until six days before the planned tour kickoff in Sacramento on June 17, not giving him much time to coordinate logistics for a brand new trek.

It was also not clear who would be opening for whom, and indeed what musical similarities the two artists have.

His spokeswoman issued a statement later in the day confirming that the tour would not happen.

"Unfortunately, Enrique Iglesias and Britney Spears will not be touring together. Despite initial reports based on formal discussions of the possible run, Enrique will continue on his solo tour in support of his new album 'Euphoria.'"

"Enrique has great respect for Britney and is a longtime fan of her work. He is very sorry for the confusion this might have caused to anyone," the statement said.

His spokeswoman declined to comment further. Reaction from the Spears camp was not immediately available. A representative for the tour's promoter, Live Nation, referred queries to Iglesias' people.

Spears, 29, announced the proposed Iglesias trek during an appearance on the TV talk show "Good Morning America" to promote her seventh album, "Femme Fatale," which was released worldwide this week.

The snafu is rare at a time when publicity campaigns for albums, movies, TV shows and other entertainment products are highly structured.

Indeed Spears started her career as a Mouseketeer in Disney's vaunted marketing machine, and rose to fame in the late 1990s as a wholesome teen idol with bubble gum hits like "... Baby One More Time" and "Oops! ... I Did It Again."

After some highly publicized setbacks a few years ago, Spears' handlers mastered a career comeback that saw the singer play sellout shows on a world tour to promote her 2008 release "Circus." Even allegations that she lip-synced her songs could not dampen fans' enthusiasm.

As for the new album, critics were unimpressed. USA Today said Spears' voice "swamped by the fastidious production, is thin and colorless." The Los Angeles Times said the album "never invites more intimate listening."

Is Britney Spears Going on Tour with Enrique Iglesias?

It's a big day for Britney Spears fans – and confusing.

The singer's seventh album, Femme Fatale, is officially out and Spears announced a summer co-headlining tour with Enrique Iglesias during her pre-taped appearance on Good Morning America, which aired Tuesday.

It turns out she was half right.

First, reported that Iglesias had pulled out of Spears's summer tour.

Then a rep for Iglesias said that that despite "initial reports" based on "formal discussions" the pair would possibly tour together, Iglesias is now continuing on his own for his new album Euphoria.

"Enrique has great respect for Britney and is a longtime fan of her work," the rep says. "He is very sorry for the confusion this might have caused to anyone."

Spears's trek is scheduled to kick off on June 17 in Sacramento, Calif., and wraps up Aug. 13 in Toronto. For a full list of tour dates, visit this link.

Is Britney Spears Going on Tour with Enrique Iglesias?

It's a big day for Britney Spears fans.

The singer's seventh album, Femme Fatale, is officially out and Spears just announced a summer co-headlining tour with Enrique Iglesias during her pre-taped appearance on Good Morning America, which aired Tuesday.

"I'm going on tour with Enrique Iglesias in June," the singer told Robin Roberts in an interview backstage.

However, after Spears's GMA appearance aired, reported that Iglesias had pulled out of Spears's summer tour, though tour promoter Live Nation declined to comment.

Either way, Spears's trek is scheduled to kick off – with or without Iglesias – on June 17 in Sacramento, Calif., and wraps up Aug. 13 in Toronto. For a full list of tour dates, visit the pop star's official Web site.

In addition to her tour announcement, the pop star also performed several new songs on GMA, including "Till the World Ends" and her hit "Hold It Against Me," during the mini-concert, which was taped at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium over the weekend.

Britney Spears Announces Tour with Enrique Iglesias

It's a big day for Britney Spears fans.

The singer's seventh album, Femme Fatale, is officially out and Spears just announced a summer co-headlining tour with Enrique Iglesias during her pre-taped appearance on Good Morning America, which aired Tuesday.

"I'm going on tour with Enrique Iglesias in June," the singer told Robin Roberts in an interview backstage.

Spears also performed several new songs, including "Till the World Ends" and her hit "Hold It Against Me," during the mini-concert, which was taped at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium over the weekend.

Spears and Iglesias's trek kicks off June 17 in Sacramento, Calif., and wraps up Aug. 13 in Toronto. For a full list of tour dates, visit this link.

Can Britney Spears' 'Femme Fatale' seduce us again?

The pop princess, whose seventh studio album Femme Fatale drops Tuesday, is emerging from her self-imposed cocoon of privacy with a carefully choreographed media blitz.

She'll perform three songs in a pre-taped segment on Good Morning AmericaTuesday, she graces the covers of V and Out magazines, and she's scheduled to stop by Nickelodeon's Kid's Choice Awards Saturday.

Early response to the album has been strong: Hold It Against Me, the first single, hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, while the second single, Till the World Ends, hit No. 9.

For 29-year-old Spears, whose last album, 2008's Circus, went platinum, the stakes are high. Interest in her remains strong, partly because Spears — who broke out as a precocious teen with 1999's chart-topping ... Baby One More Time and went on to generate as many hits as headlines — is a survivor.

"I think the expectation for her is huge. People really want to hear quality from Britney," says Gillian Sheldon, vice president of programming at Buzzmedia, which owns the celebrity news site Sheldon, who has worked at, has been watching Spears for a decade. "Coming up, she was this fresh-faced, new talent who burst on the scene who had this amazingly bright career, and then she had some troubles. And I think what she did is what some other celebrities really should do: She really stepped back, walked away from the limelight and really focused on herself, and I think people really respond to that."

Those troubles, of course, remain intrinsically a part of Spears' image, which veered from bubbly songbird to wobbly mess with two failed marriages. There's 2007's shaved head. Her 2008 standoff with police in her own home over her sons Sean Preston, now 5, and Jayden James, 4. Her subsequent hospitalizations.

But the Spears of today is older and appears wiser. She remains under the conservatorship of her dad, Jamie Spears, who retains the power to make life decisions for his oldest daughter. And she has almost entirely retreated from the public eye. (Wendy Washington at Spears' label, Jive, and Spears' manager Larry Rudolph both did not respond to phone calls.)

Spears told V magazine she has become more guarded. "I think it's easier to let people in when you're younger, but when I became a mother I wanted more privacy for myself and my children. A life away from my life," she says.

Her peers Lady Gaga and Katy Perry tirelessly hype their new releases. But this time, Spears is mostly letting her music speak for itself. So far, the response has been positive. Rolling Stone awarded her album four out of five stars because, says critic Jody Rosen, "the beats on the record are incredible throughout. All of the songs are very strong. It's one of those rare pop-diva records that consistently, top to bottom, has strong songs."

Rosen calls Spears' disc "pretty musically adventurous" and describes the singer as "a grown dance diva. What struck me with this record is that they're club songs. They're just good pop songs. I'm an unabashed fan of this album."

Can she deliver?

The pressure is on for Spears to deliver another multi-platinum album, which she hasn't had since 2003's In the Zone. Her muted publicity campaign for Femme Fatale presents its own challenges, causing industry watchers to wonder if Spears still has what it takes.

"We really haven't seen her out there the way (we've seen pop stars promoting). You don't see that with Britney," says Ken Baker, E!'s chief news correspondent. "For her to really grow her audience, kids want to see her and reach her and interact with her. There's a wall up around her, and maybe we don't know. There are sealed court documents, and I can only presume that a lot of answers to those questions of why is she under a conservatorship are inside those sealed documents."

Spears' current aversion to the spotlight applies to every facet of her life and is a change from the woman of yesteryear who courted attention, even if it was the wrong sort. These days, Spears makes rare outings with her sons and her low-key boyfriend, talent agent Jason Trawick. She told Ryan Seacrest in a radio interview on March 4 that her life is quiet, mostly focused on working out, watching movies and going on walks.

"We're really normal," she told Seacrest.

The few interviews she does are often performed via e-mail, such as the chat with Out magazine, which enables her to exercise more control over her message. And while she remains paparazzi fodder, Spears finds herself doing the near impossible: living a subdued life.

"I think she's become less tabloid material because she's living a very quiet life right now. Which is good. She's focusing on being a mom, on working," says Bonnie Fuller, editor of

Still a big draw

Despite her ups and downs, Spears has managed to remain relevant in the ever-shifting musical and celebrity landscape. While she has tried to keep a low profile in the past year, Spears takes the No. 1 spot cumulatively on USA TODAY's Celebrity Heat Index, which measures media exposure, since its inception in January 2007. Last fall, she appeared in a Glee episode dedicated to her music. Her last tour, 2009's extravagant and elaborate Circus, was a sell-out. Anticipation remains high for her new release, and fan interest in her remains rabid.

"It's amazing. If I go on Twitter and I mention something about Britney," says Baker. "How many artists have the ability to say they are going to make an announcement tomorrow and have the world completely drooling? She still has that power. She's got to deliver."

Chances are good that she will. Even at the height of her personal turmoil, Spears still managed to move 994,000 units of 2007's Blackout.

Her secret? A fierce professionalism when she's in the studio, say those who have worked with Spears. Producer Jim Beanz, who worked on Spears' Blackout and Circus albums, says that in the studio, Spears is in total control.

"She's a super-perfectionist. If she has to do it over and over again, as long as she's pleased and you're pleased, she's in there until it's done. She's very focused and driven," he says. "She knows what she likes. She's determined and she knows what she wants to do. That's why she is who she is."

Unlike her formerly super-sexed image, Spears is actually shy and reserved.

"She wasn't too outgoing. She wasn't super talkative. She was there to work. We didn't get too personal or buddy-buddy," says D-Roc of the Ying Yang Twins, who recorded the song (I Got That) Boom Boom from In the Zone with Spears: "She's a little quiet. I'm a very outgoing person. She keeps to herself. At that caliber of her career, you don't want to let too many people in."

Even kept at a distance, some of Spears' fans remain loyal to her. "I've stuck with her over the years because of her overall qualities: musical giftedness, beautiful voice, and, to me, her desire to build a meaningful life. Her musical future is unlimited," wrote 60-something musician Ed Smith, from Medford Lakes, N.J., via e-mail.

Yes, but Spears re-enters a dance floor that's become ever more crowded, thanks to such hitmakers and chart-toppers as Perry, Ke$ha, Gaga and Rihanna. Does Spears still matter?

Sure, says E!'s Baker.

"Britney is not only a contemporary performer, she is a legacy performer. If she wanted to be like Celine Dion and play Caesars every night, she could sell out a show every time. Lady Gaga and Katy Perry are contemporary acts. They've only been on the scene a short time. I'm not saying Britney is a more gifted singer or dancer. She's just proved over a long period of time that she can bring it," he says.

Rolling Stone music critic Jody Rosen calls Spears "a pioneer of a lot of the sounds we're hearing. ... American pop radio right now is really dominated by European club sounds, songs that are less hip-hop and more Euro dance music and techno. In that sense she's leading the way. In terms of where she fits in the marketplace, it sort of remains to be seen. ... She's obviously iconic."

"It's just like ice cream," says Gillian Sheldon, vice president of programming at Buzzmedia. "You may have a favorite flavor of ice cream, but you also enjoy chocolate and vanilla. The world is big enough for several different pop divas."

Britney Spears Continues Femme Fatale Fireworks With San Francisco Show

Britney Spears did it again.

Just days after the comeback queen surprised fans with two shows at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, Spears dazzled fans with a performance in San Francisco.

So, what did the Femme Fatale do this time?

Writhing around the stage at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium for Good Morning America taping, Spears kicked off the show in a skintight bodysuit to perform "Hold it Against Me," according to As she did for the Vegas shows, she also performed "Big Fat Bass" and "'Til the World Ends" and included some pyrotechnics as well.

"I love my music," Spears told fans upon finishing her last song. "It's my world. It's my everything."

The concert is scheduled to air on GMA Tuesday, which is the same day Femme Fatale drops.

Britney Spears Hits Sin City for Surprise Performances

Britney Spears is back with a brand-new album, so what better place to celebrate than Sin City?

The Femme Fatale headed to Las Vegas last night for two surprise shows at the Palms.

The concert wasn't even announced until yesterday by Brit-Brit herself...

"Looks like my little secret isnt a secret anymore. Whos coming to watch me take the stage TONIGHT at @RainLasVegas at @PalmsLasVegas?" Brit tweeted yesterday.

The pop star first performed a private show at 8 p.m., followed by a midnight performance open to the public.

Brit performed three songs at Rain nightclub for more than 1,000 fans who paid $60 a ticket to see her.

On the set list? Her first single off Femme Fatale "Hold It Against Me," as well as "Till the World Ends" and "Big Fat Bass".

Pauly D from Jersey Shore deejayed before her shows. MTV cameras were filming the shows for a special to coincide with her album's release on Tuesday.

"They're doing a behind-the-scenes documentary," a source tells me.

Brit has quite a history with the Palms and MTV: She did a surprise performance at the hotel in 2003 and bombed during her first performance post-meltdown at the 2007 VMAs, which were held at the Palms.

Luckily, her performance last night seemed to be a hit!

Britney Spears -- Hits the Stage in Las Vegas

(Video) Britney Spears made a return to the stage last night in Las Vegas, debuting a new song called "Big Fat Bass" -- and TMZ has the video.

Brit performed three songs during the mini-concert at Rain nightclub in the Palms Casino & Resort -- "Hold It Against Me," "Big Fat Bass" and "Till the World Ends." During "Bass," Brit can be seen climbing up and down various props and sitting down on boxes -- not a lot of choreography going on here.

Draw your own conclusions.

Britney Spears Wows the Crowd in Las Vegas

Oops, Britney Spears has done it again – she's thrilled a packed house of fans.

The pop starlet, 29, took to the Palms Casino Resort's Rain Nightclub stage in Las Vegas Friday night, previewing three of her new songs from her upcoming Femme Fatale album, which will hit shelves on Tuesday.

During a 45-minute set that included three short breaks for costume and stage changes – during which Jersey Shore's Pauly D, resident DJ for the Palms, kept the crowd of about 1,500 warmed up – Spears performed "Hold It Against Me," "Big Fat Bass" and "Till The World Ends."

Spears did little talking to the crowd during the mini concert, asking only, "What's up, Vegas? How you guys feeling? You guys having a good night?"

The performance was being filmed for an MTV special, to air next week in conjunction with the release of the album.

In her first public performance since her successful Circus tour in 2009, Spears appeared on stage in front of a prop electric chair while singing "Hold It Against Me." With her boyfriend, Jason Trawick, and father, Jamie Spears, looking on from a VIP area, she later appeared inside an oversized boombox during the "Big Fat Bass" number, outfitted in a tight black outfit and policeman's cap.

To wrap up the show, Spears sang "Till The World Ends," dressed in a one-piece brassiere with her breasts highlighted by blinking red lights. Moving to the tune beside her backup dancers, Spears walked up to an elevated steel beam, dancing to the song before fireworks, then Spears raised her arms to signify the end of the performance.

Britney Spears's Secret Is Out: She'll Perform in Vegas Tonight

She's baaaack!

Britney Spears is headed to Las Vegas Friday to perform a mini concert at Palms Casino Resort's Rain Nightclub, which will be filmed for an upcoming MTV special.

Spears, 29, took to Twitter Friday morning to confirm the rumors that she'll indeed be onstage in Sin City.

"Looks like my little secret isn't a secret anymore," Spears Tweeted, before asking who of her more than 7 million Twitter followers will be attending. "You're all invited. Be there or be square bitch!"

Hotel and nightclub executives have been tightlipped about what the show will entail, but PEOPLE has learned that Spears will take to the stage twice Friday – once at 8 p.m. in a ticketed event, then again at midnight for a performance that will be open to the public.

The appearance in Sin City comes just days before the release of Spear's new studio album, Femme Fatale, which will debut Tuesday.



Wake Up and Go to Bed with Britney on ABC Britney Spears comes to ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" for an exclusive late-night performance, TUESDAY, MARCH 29 at MIDNIGHT, to coincide with the release of her album "Femme Fatale," out the same day.

Only ABC offers Britney fans an exclusive chance to start their day with a performance on "Good Morning America" Tuesday morning, and keeps the momentum going with an energetic late-night finale on the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" outdoor stage the same night.

Spears perform hits from her seventh studio album, "Femme Fatale," including "Till the World Ends" and "Hold It Against Me."

Tuesday night's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" also welcomes appearances by "Jackass 3D" star Johnny Knoxville and the first eliminated contestant from "Dancing with the Stars."

Brit's 'Femme Fatale': Plenty fun but nothing fresh

Britney Spears has never failed to galvanize the public during her clumsily choreographed journey from Mouseketeer to video sex kitten to umbrella-swinging, head-shaving, rehab-hopping tabloid bait.

With seventh studio album Femme Fatale (* * * out of four), attention finally may settle on Brit's respectable, if not extraordinary, abilities as a pop artist.

Shunning most media and hidden from paparazzi, Spears now surfaces as a sleekly manufactured musical brand, with its new sugary, addictive product line rolled out one mouth-watering bonbon at a time through leaks and official singles.

The teasing buildup toward Tuesday's release of Femme Fatale, now streaming on AOL, isn't a matter of hype over value. Spears delivers the goods. That is to say, she and her posse of skilled producers, particularly Max Martin and Dr. Luke, have crafted a trendy, infectious and engaging ballad-free batch of electro-pop tunes.

Spears isn't spearheading a beat revolution here. None of the 12 songs (16 on the deluxe edition) are groundbreaking or challenging. This is synthetic, assembly-line dance music that pulls the strongest elements from 2007's Blackout and 2008's Circus.

Spears' appeal can be baffling. Her voice, swamped by the fastidious production, is thin and colorless.

Still, her babyish coo and seductive breathiness prove appealing on such pop-tastic thumpers as Hold It Against Me and Inside Out.

Femme's flaws, none fatal, crop up in reheated Eurotrash beats, scattered inane lyrics and bombs like the annoyingly dumb Big Fat Bass and annoyingly syrupy Seal It With a Kiss. Mostly, Femme unfurls a buzzy, muscular disco party likely to give Lady Gaga's upcoming disc some noisy competition this summer.

What it's not: a substantial contribution to pop culture. Essentially built by committee, Femme Fatale may light a fire under Rihanna and Katy Perry, but it won't burn eternally in pop's memory.

A phenomenon without phenomenal talent, Spears has beguiled and bewildered the planet since 1999, drawing persistent comparisons to Madonna, dance-pop's original femme fatale. Spears feels like a creation (check out her mechanical, lethargic delivery in the Hold It Against Me video).

The Material Girl is a self-creation. Of course, on the dance floor, it's immaterial.

Download:Inside Out, Till the World Ends, Criminal, Hold It Against Me

Change of venue for Britney Spears San Francisco performance for ABC's GMA (airs 3/29)

Due to inclement weather forecast for this Sunday in San Francisco, "Good Morning America's" exclusive Britney Spears performance will be moved indoors to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium to protect the safety of the performers, crew and fans. Spears will perform several songs for "Good Morning America" to coincide with the release of her highly-anticipated album, "Femme Fatale."

WHEN: Spears' performance will be taped on Sunday, March 27 at noon PT to air Tuesday, March 29 on "GMA" ("GMA" airs 7:00-9:00 a.m., ET/PT)

WHERE: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

AUDIENCE: Due to limited capacity, this will be a ticketed event. Please visit after Noon ET/ 9:00 a.m., PT tomorrow for ticket information. You MUST show your printed Ticketmaster receipt to enter the auditorium. All seating is General Admission and doors will open to the public at 10:30 a.m., PT.

Review: Britney Spears ' Femme Fatale' shows spark

Britney Spears, "Femme Fatale" (Jive)

Even when Britney Spears was in the midst of her Charlie Sheen-esque breakdown, she was putting out grooves to wear out the dance floor; 2007's "Blackout" is the best album she ever made, though the drama of that time overshadowed it.

Since then, she's continued to pump out taut jams that have kept her musically relevant, even if she's turned into sort of a Howard Hughes in private. The larger-than-life persona that morphed from jailbait to sex kitten to wild child has been rendered bland, perhaps the most dangerous thing that can happen to a pop star. The mother of two, whose personal and financial affairs are controlled by her father, is rarely heard from, and when she is, every move seems to be calculated by an army of handlers instead of determined by her own will: Any edge or personality she demonstrated seems to have been permanently dulled.

Thankfully, there is one place where she still shows her spark — in her music. On "Femme Fatale," the follow-up to 2008's "Circus," Spears — with plenty of help from megaproducers like Dr. Luke and, and longtime collaborator Max Martin — shows that she can still give the Lady Gagas and Rihannas of the pop world a serious challenge on the dance floor.

"Femme Fatale" is a nonstop party, starting off with a fun flourish with the poppy "Till the World Ends" and winding down with the dark, downbeat "Criminal." There's nothing especially original on the tracks in between, but Spears' vocals give already catchy tracks even more appeal. While she's never been on a par with Beyonce or even Gaga, her voice, though thin and occasionally nasally, does have a pouty charm. On the throbbing "Inside Out," she sounds like a sexy cougar; "Trip to Your Heart," with its electronic synths, has a dreamy disco feel.

The driving "Hold It Against Me" is one of the album's better tracks, though it suffered from the nonsensical, product-placement video that accompanies it. In it, Spears looks listless and off her game, and it's a reminder that she's not the Brit who wowed us just a few years ago.

But when you block out the visuals and focus on the songs, Spears once again sizzles, and her flame burns as bright as ever.

CHECK THIS TRACK OUT: Some of the best songs on "Femme Fatale" are on the deluxe disc: "Up N' Down" is a naughty teaser that should be the 2011 theme song for pole dancers everywhere.

Britney's Backup Dancers -- Don't Feed Her Drugs!

Working for Britney Spears is like owning a Gremlin, they both come with a set of instructions -- the biggest one ... keep Britney away from drugs and alcohol!

TMZ has obtained a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) that dancers were required to sign before working on her latest music video. It specifically states, "Contractor acknowledges that it is essential that [Britney] not be exposed to any alcohol, drugs, or controlled substances."

The NDA even goes on to say that the dancers can be subjected to drug testing at any time and can be fired for failing a test or even refusing to take one.

With Britney comes much responsibility.


(Photo) Britney Spears, her current BF Jason Trawick, and her ex-husband Kevin Federline all came face-to-awkward-face today at Sean Preston's Little League game in Calabasas.

This is believed to be the first time Brit and K-Fed have been photographed together since they split back in 2006.



Taping Performance in Historic Castro District on Sunday, March 27

WHO/WHAT: In a "Good Morning America" exclusive, Britney Spears will perform songs on "Good Morning America" to coincide with the release of her highly-anticipated album, "Femme Fatale."

WHEN: Spears' performance will be taped on Sunday, March 27 at 12:00 noon, PT

WHERE: San Francisco's Historic Castro District

AUDIENCE: Audience will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The audience area will open at 9:00 a.m., PT; those arriving earlier will be turned away: no lining up will be permitted. PLEASE NOTE: There will NOT be wrist bands or tickets of any kind being issued, nor will they be necessary to attend. Do not accept wrist bands from any media outlet.

Britney Spears Get Sexy in Black & White - and Confesses Shoe Envy!

(Cover) She did it again! Days after her sultry V magazine cover was released, Britney Spears strikes several seductive poses for April’s Out in the publication’s first-ever “Ladies We Love” issue. In a series of super-personal questions, Spears talks about everything from the best advice she’s received — “My mom said when you have a bad day, eat ice cream,” she shares — to her favorite Golden Girl (Betty White, for the record). But she also dishes on aging and beauty, even touching on the topic of plastic surgery. “When it’s time to pull and tuck, I’m sure I will consider it,” she reveals. Sharing that she’s “excited to be out of [her] 20s,” Spears goes on to say that she’s worked to mold her career after, not surprisingly, Madonna. But she has another famous role model: Carrie Bradshaw herself. “I also admire Sarah Jessica Parker‘s career,” Spears says. “And her shoe collection!” For more on Spears’s likes (grabbing frozen yogurt with her boys) and dislikes (being on a diet), check out the April issue of Out, available online now. (Pictures)

Britney Spears Talks Sex, Plastic Surgery and Gay Marriage

Just when you think you know everything there is to know about Britney Spears, the pop princess goes and has a chat with Out magazine.

And let me tell ya, it's a good thing. Read on to find out what Brit told the gay magazine about sex, plastic surgery, gay marriage and so much more...

Now 29 years old and the mother of two boys, Spears says her mom taught her about the birds and the bees when she was 12 years old. "I was confused and disgusted," she admits.

Her idea of hell is being on a diet, she'll probably consider plastic surgery "when it's time to pull and tuck" and if she wasn't a singer, she might have attorney?!

"I was in seventh grade and it was career day and I remember thinking that I wanted to be an entertainment lawyer," Spears said. "I always knew I would be in this business somehow. I think this path worked out way better."

Spears isn't about to switch teams. Asked if there are any women who could make her think twice about being straight, Spears said, "I only have eyes for men."

If one of her sons turned out to be gay, no problem. "I love my boys no matter what.," she said.

And she said of gay marriage, "I think everyone should be treated equally."

Rock on, Britney.

Britney's comeback is moving up in the 'World'

Britney Spears' masterfully choreographed comeback took another soaring leap with the arrival of Till the World Ends, the seductive second single from her highly anticipated seventh studio album, Femme Fatale, hitting streets March 29.

Like lead single Hold It Against Me, World leaked online Thursday, prompting a digital stampede and Friday's rush release by label Jive. Bits of Femme tracks Inside Out, Criminal, (Drop Dead) Beautiful and Big Fat Bass have also found their way to cyberspace in recent days, fueling the frenzy (and suspicion that the trickled tunes are part of a carefully crafted rollout).

All signs suggest Lady Gaga won't be the only multiplatinum blonde bestriding charts and bewitching critics this year. "Watch me move," Britney commands on World, a sleek and impossibly catchy slab of dance-pop written by party animal Ke$ha. Producer Dr. Luke's unmistakable beats and textures span this World, but Brit holds her own with confident, kittenish vocals about "dancing till the world ends."

This isn't U2's Until the End of the World. It's the non-thinking fan's all-access pass to mirror-ball escapism. And it's another canny step forward by a downgraded icon angling to reclaim her pop-princess tiara.

Britney Spears Calls New Album Her "Best Work Yet"

Britney Spears is convinced her latest collection of tunes won't disappoint.

"I think it's my best work yet," she said of her upcoming album Femme Fatale when she swung by Ryan Seacrest's radio show this morning. "I actually listened to it on the way over here. It's definitely something that you want to work out to. It's definitely upbeat."

The disc, which drops March 29, features the new sure-to-be-a-hit single "'Til the World Ends" and it's, by far, Brit's favorite track.

"It's just good energy," she says of the tune cowritten by Ke$ha. "I'm a vibe person, I love 'good mood' songs and if it puts me in a good mood, it clicks for me."

Britney also apparently clicked pretty well with, who worked on part of the album with the pop star.

"Oh my God, he's amazing!" she exclaimed. "He's so much fun and he's funny and he's a charm. I love him, he's great."

And last, but certainly not least, when the subject of a possible tour came up, Britney and her manager Larry Rudolph hinted at one beginning "early summer."

Hmmm, any chance we could just skip over spring?

Britney Spears Raves About Jason Trawick's 'Ripped Abs'

Britney Spears's life is anything but ordinary – but when it comes to her relationship with boyfriend Jason Trawick, the pop star says the couple are just like everyone else.

"We're really normal," Spears, 29, told Ryan Seacrest Friday on his KIIS-FM morning show. "We just like to watch movies. We work out a lot. We love to work out. We do stuff together like that. We take walks."

Spears, whose new album, Femme Fatale, will come out March 29, gushes that her agent beau's abs are "definitely ripped." But according to Seacrest, who has known Trawick for a long time, this muscular physique is new.

"I don't want to make you uncomfortable, but I knew [Jason] when he was hairy and pudgy," Seacrest told Spears, asking too if she was the influence behind Trawick's shaping up. "But now he's fit and he's got zero percent body fat."

Spears, who sounded embarrassed by the comments, giggled, then stood up for her man. "No," she said, "he wasn't pudgy."

As for the Spears's own workout routine, she's just as focused as Trawick.

"I have a trainer," she said. "I'm on the treadmill for 30 minutes, and we do a lot of cardio and running. He kicks my butt. You pay to hate your trainer. It's so odd."

All of Spears's hard work may come in handy soon. According to her manager Larry Rudolph, she plans to go on tour in "early summer."

Britney single 'leaks'

The second single from Britney Spears’ upcoming album Femme Fatale was posted on the internet on Thursday, and the upbeat dance anthem Till the World Ends has some pundits predicting a club hit.

Tracks leaking online has long been a problem for musicians seeking to control the release of their records, although Spears quickly took to Twitter to promote the “formal premiere” of the track on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show on Friday.

Her record label also brought forward the single’s digital release, making it available on iTunes on Friday, several days earlier than originally planned.

Britney has announced the full track listing for Femme Fatale, which goes on sale on March 29 and will test the public’s appetite for the latest Spears comeback.

The new album will feature 12 tracks, with four extra songs available on the deluxe edition.

“I think Femme Fatale speaks for itself ... I wanted to make a fierce dance record where each song makes you want to get up and move,” Spears said.

Early reaction to Till the World Ends, written by fellow popster Ke$ha and produced by Dr. Luke and Max Martin, suggests that the 29-year-old’s rollercoaster career is on the up again.

“Like its predecessor ‘Hold It Against Me’, Spears’s main intention with her new single seems to be keeping the dance floor pulsating with sweaty bodies,” wrote Gerrick D. Kennedy on the L.A. Times music blog “Pop & Hiss.”

“And we don’t blame her, as the catchy song does make you want to grab some glow sticks and hit the clubs.”

Music channel MTV opined: “Britney Spears’ new single ... sounds poised to be a club smash.”

The electro-pop song’s message is predictably simple, summed up in the refrain: “Keep on dancin’ till the world ends.”

And while critics agree that it could be the work of any number of pop stars, some say Spears, whose torrid personal life has often overshadowed her musical success, has the confidence and “breathy” vocals to pull it off.

The first track from the album, “Hold It Against Me,” debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart in January, breaking digital download records on the way.

Britney Spears: "The Bitch Is Back and Better Than Ever"

(Picture) Britney Spears says Femme Fatale "speaks for itself," but that doesn't mean she isn't up for just a little self-promotion...

"The bitch is back and better than ever," the pop princess informs the public at large in a new cover story for V magazine.

"I wanted to make a fierce dance record where each song makes you want to get up and move your body in a different way," Spears explains. "That's what I want from the music I listen to."

Hence all the Black Eyed Peas and M.I.A. on her iPod.

"This record," she continues, "is for the clubs, or something you play before you go out at night. It's definitely my edgiest and most mature sound yet."

Allowing that Femme Fatale is both an "evolution" and a "revolution," Spears says the album "expresses where I am today as a woman and is an evolution of who I am."

A "femme fatale" is a woman "who is sexy and strong, dangerous and mysterious, cool and confident."

Sounds like Britney, bitch. (Video)

Britney's Songwriter Sues Over 'Hold It Against Me'

Britney Spears' songwriter just launched a legal counter-attack over her number 1 hit "Hold It Against Me" -- suing The Bellamy Brothers for publicly claiming the song is a rip-off.

In a federal lawsuit filed today, Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald says The Bellamy Brothers launched a "smear campaign" by claiming Brit's hit -- co-penned by Gottwald -- was just a knockoff of their 1979 song ... "If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me?"

Gottwald also claims the Brothers' attack was "a publicity stunt aimed to increase their record sales ... and to combat their dwindling relevance." Ouch.

In addition to damages for defamation ... Gottwald wants a court order stating once and for all Britney's song has nothing to do with the BB's song.

The Bellamy Bros. rep didn't immediately return a call for comment.

Cover Return

She's back again -- at least on magazine covers. We hear that Britney Spears, who's releasing a new album, "Femme Fatale," has landed the cover of high-fashion glossy V. Sources said photographer Mario Testino shot Spears, mother of two sons, for the upcoming issue, her first cover since appearing on UK fashion title Pop last year. Spears announced yesterday she'll perform in San Francisco for ABC's "Good Morning America" March 29, the same day "Fatale" hits shelves.

Britney Spears -- The Financial Explosion

Britney Spears has just learned .... it pays to have a conservatorship, and pays VERY well.

TMZ has obtained legal documents in the conservatorship case, showin