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Britney Spears 'Baby One More Time' Almost Wasn't Hers ... Offered to Backstreet, TL

C (10/23/23) Britney Spears' iconic hit, "...Baby One More Time," almost wasn't hers at all ... 'cause the producer of the famous track shockingly got turned down by groups like TLC and the Backstreet Boys!

Swedish music producer Max Martin had already made a name for himself in the '90s, working with Backstreet Boys on "Quit Playing Games" and Robyn on "Show Me Love" ... but for some reason, 'Baby' wasn't something his past collaborators were feeling.

He also hit up TLC, who were gearing up for their first album in 5 years, and they didn't bite either -- but 16-year-old Britney, the former "All-New Mickey Mouse Club" member, turned the tides.

Britney was flown out to Sweden as a teen to work with Max on her debut album, and he played her a demo of himself singing the song ... and she was hooked.

She went on to record the track, as well as 6 others, with Max during her week in Stockholm ... and as you know, what came after was INSTANT success -- 'Baby' made its way to number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was nominated for a Grammy.

It also landed a spot in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and has been covered countless times by artists.

BTW, Simon Cowell heard about 'Baby' before it ever came out -- the 'AGT' judge revealed on the "Howie Mandel Does Stuff" podcast earlier this year that he called up Max and begged him to give him the song for Five, his boy band at the time, but Max shot him down.

Britney's huge debut track turns 25 this week, and her long-awaited memoir, "The Woman In Me," hits shelves this same week ... so fans have a lot to celebrate right now.

Britney Spears comes clean about losing her virginity years before Justin Timberlake relationship

(10/19/23) Britney Spears is coming clean.

Two decades after saying she lost her virginity to Justin Timberlake, Spears admits she had sex in high school — years before the former Mouseketeers got together.

The “Gimme More” singer writes in her forthcoming memoir, “The Woman in Me,” that she slept with her brother Bryan Spears’ childhood best friend when she was a freshman and he was a senior, Us Weekly reported Thursday.

She does not name her teenage hookup in the highly anticipated book, which hits stores on Oct. 24, but she was dating a man named Donald “Reg” Jones at the time.

The confession is a stunning reversal, as Spears, 41, famously declared in 2003 that she had only had sex with “one person [in her] whole life.”

“It was two years into my relationship with Justin. And I thought he was the one. But I was wrong,” she told W magazine at the time.

“I didn’t think he was gonna go on Barbara Walters and sell me out,” the “Crossroads” star added, referring to Timberlake talking about their breakup and sex life on “20/20” the year prior.

The pop stars had a high-profile split in 2002 and subsequently accused each other of cheating.

In her memoir, Spears confirms long-standing rumors that she “made out” with her choreographer Wade Robson at a bar. She writes that she was otherwise “loyal” to Timberlake, whom she claims stepped out on her multiple times during their three-year romance.

The “Cry Me a River” crooner, 42, has not publicly responded to his ex’s new accusations, though he acknowledged to Walters in 2002 that neither of them was “perfect.”

Spears also reveals in her tell-all that she had an abortion in 2000 but terminated the “surprise” pregnancy because Timberlake “definitely wasn’t happy” and “didn’t want to be a father.”

Ahead of the bombshell excerpts being released, sources told Page Six exclusively that the *NSYNC member had been “concerned” about what the “Toxic” singer would disclose from their time together.

“It’s eating at him,” one insider told us, though another insisted “The Woman in Me” was not intended to be “a takedown.”

Britney Spears reveals ‘drug of choice’ from 2000s partying days

(10/19/23) Britney Spears reveals in her new memoir that she turned to drugs to feel “less depressed” during her partying days.

The “Everytime” singer writes in “The Woman in Me,” which arrives on shelves on Oct. 24, that the ADHD medication Adderall was her “drug of choice” in the mid-2000s.

“It was never as wild as the press made it out to be,” Spears says of the era in which she was famously photographed alongside fellow party girls Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan (per the New York Times).

Although she had no interest in hard drugs and “never had a drinking problem,” the pop star admits to taking Adderall liberally.

“[It] made me high, yes, but what I found far more appealing was that it gave me a few hours of feeling less depressed,” she writes.

Last year, Britney claimed her mother, Lynne Spears, once slapped her “so hard” for staying out too late with Hilton and Lohan.

“The first time I ever got slapped was the one night Paris and Lindsay dropped me off at my beach house with my babies,” the “Gimme More” singer wrote in an October 2022 Instagram post that she quickly deleted.

“My mother was watching [my sons] Jayden and Preston…yes I partied till like 4am and my mother was PISSED !!!! I walked in, she looked at me and hit me so hard that I will never forget it !!!”

Lynne, 68, did not respond to the claim, though she did publicly apologize days prior for causing “pain” during Britney’s 13-year conservatorship.

Elsewhere in her explosive memoir, Britney confirms a long-standing rumor that her ex Justin Timberlake broke up with her via text message.

She writes that she was “devastated” and even thought about abandoning her career altogether after the *NSYNC member ended their three-year relationship in 2002.

“I was comatose in Louisiana, and he was happily running around Hollywood,” she recalls, noting that the media portrayed her as a “harlot who’d broken the heart of America’s golden boy.”

Britney also claims Timberlake, 42, had stepped out on her with a fellow celebrity, though she declined to name his famous paramour.

The former child stars began dating in early 1999, and Britney had a “surprise” pregnancy the following year.

However, she claims Timberlake “definitely wasn’t happy” about it and “was so sure that he didn’t want to be a father.”

Britney eventually went through with an “agonizing” abortion in late 2000.

“He said we weren’t ready to have a baby in our lives, that we were way too young,” she remembers.

The pair were about 19 at the time.

“I’m sure people will hate me for this, but I agreed not to have the baby. I don’t know if that was the right decision,” the “Toxic” singer adds. “If it had been left up to me alone, I never would have done it.”

Timberlake has yet to publicly address the claims from the tell-all.

The bombshell came just one day after sources told Page Six exclusively that the “Cry Me a River” crooner was “concerned” about what his ex-girlfriend would divulge in her memoir.

“He’s very curious,” one insider told us. “It’s eating at him.”

Britney Spears describes ‘passionate’ 2-week tryst with Colin Farrell: ‘We were all over each other’

(10/19/23) Britney Spears’ rebound from Justin Timberlake was Colin Farrell.

The pop star details her steamy tryst with the actor in a newly released excerpt from her highly anticipated memoir, “The Woman in Me,” which hits stores Oct. 24.

In the passage, which was obtained by Time, Spears says she was set up with Farrell — who was filming the 2003 action-thriller “S.W.A.T.” at the time — in 2002 by a “club promoter friend.”

According to the Grammy winner, 41, she visited the movie star on set before the pair began “a two-week brawl.”

“Brawl is the only word for it — we were all over each other, grappling so passionately it was like we were in a street fight,” she writes.

Spears recalled not feeling healed from her recent breakup with Timberlake, 42, when she attended the premiere of Farrell’s 2003 film “The Recruit.”

“As I had before when I’d felt too attached to a man, I tried to convince myself in every way that it was not a big deal, that we were just having fun, that in this case, I was vulnerable because I wasn’t over Justin yet,” she pens.

At the premiere, Farrell, 47, told reporters that the two were “not dating.”

“She’s a sweet, sweet girl. There’s nothing going on — just mates,” he said at the time, reportedly prompting Spears to leave the event “as soon as the paparazzi were gone.”

However, she later confirmed the duo’s whirlwind romance was “nothing serious,” telling W Magazine, “Yes, I kissed him… He’s the cutest, hottest thing in the world — wooh!”

According to Time, Spears’ book does not delve into the end of her fling with Farrell; however, she admits that “for a brief moment in time,” she “did think there could be something there.”

“The disappointments in my romantic life were just one part of how isolated I became,” she laments. “I felt so awkward all the time.”

In another excerpt from the tell-all, Spears describes feeling “devastated” after Timberlake ended their three-year relationship via text message.

“I was comatose in Louisiana, and he was happily running around Hollywood,” she shares.

The “Toxic” songstress also calls out the media for portraying her as a “harlot who’d broken the heart of America’s golden boy” after the *NSYNC frontman infamously implied in his “Cry Me a River” music video that she had cheated on him.

She does, however, cop to being unfaithful, writing that she “made out” with dancer Wade Robson at a bar one night.

But Spears claims Timberlake stepped out on her, too — with an unnamed celebrity.

She also alleges that she got an abortion in 2000 after becoming pregnant with the “Mirrors” singer’s baby.

Spears writes that Timberlake “definitely wasn’t happy” about the “surprise” and “was so sure that he didn’t want to be a father” that she ended up having the “agonizing” procedure when she was 19.

“I’m sure people will hate me for this, but I agreed not to have the baby,” she shares. “I don’t know if that was the right decision. If it had been left up to me alone, I never would have done it.”

Britney Spears No TV Interviews For New Book ... And That's My Call!

(10/19/23) Britney Spears won't do a TV press tour to promote her new memoir ... the singer has made the decision to skip any sit-down interviews to help boost book sales.

Sources close to Britney tell TMZ ... she's passing on doing any televised promos for her upcoming memoir, "The Woman in Me" -- same goes for any other additional interviews moving forward.

There have been rumors that Britney was getting asked to appear on "60 Minutes," an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey, and other shows ... we're told none of those will happen.

In case ya missed it, Brit recently chatted with People Magazine about her much-anticipated memoir, but our sources say those questions were all answered over email.

The call to skip TV was all Britney's, BTW ... and we're told her book is gonna sell off its own power alone. Those around her also understand it would open up a lot of problematic doors if she were to jump back into the interview game, getting hit with personal questions.

As we reported, snippets of her tell-all have already revealed a LOT about her past -- including her ex-boyfriend, Justin Timberlake ... whom she says got her pregnant and pushed for her to get an abortion when they were just 19.

We also learned Britney's book claims JT cheated on her with a mystery celebrity, too.

Britney Spears On Method Acting For ‘Crossroads’: “I Hope I Never Get Close To That Occupational Hazard Again”

(10/18/23) Britney Spears is talking about the acting technique she used to film Crossroads which left her confused and not wanting to take on more acting roles.

“The experience wasn’t easy for me. My problem wasn’t with anyone involved in the production but with what acting did to my mind,” Spears said in an excerpt from her memoir The Woman in Me shared by People. “I think I started Method acting — only I didn’t know how to break out of my character. I really became this other person. Some people do Method acting, but they’re usually aware of the fact that they’re doing it. But I didn’t have any separation at all.”

Spears continued, “I ended up walking differently, carrying myself differently, talking differently. I was someone else for months while I filmed Crossroads. Still to this day, I bet the girls I shot that movie with think, She’s a little…quirky. If they thought that, they were right.”

Following the film, Spears opted not to continue acting and says she was “relieved” after making that decision.

“I imagine there are people in the acting field who have dealt with something like that, where they had trouble separating themselves from a character,” she added. “I hope I never get close to that occupational hazard again. Living that way, being half yourself and half a fictional character, is messed up. After a while you don’t know what’s real anymore.”

Crossroads is a 2002 comedy directed by Tamra Davis and written by Shonda Rhimes. Spears starred in the movie alongside Anson Mount, Zoe Saldana, Taryn Manning, Kim Cattrall and Dan Aykroyd.

Britney Spears Says Justin Timberlake Got Her Pregnant, Had Abortion, Memoir Claims

(10/17/23) Britney Spears has what insiders have described as a "bombshell" in her upcoming memoir, and multiple sources tell TMZ ... that bombshell is that Justin Timberlake got her pregnant and after some heart-wrenching discussions they agreed she would get an abortion.

Multiple sources with direct knowledge of the book tell TMZ ... Britney felt Justin was the love of her life when they were together, and around late 2000 she learned she was pregnant.

She says in the book she was raised not to get an abortion ... part of it was religious and part was just what she learned from her family.

In the book, Britney writes, "I loved Justin so much. I always expected us to have a family together one day. This would just be much earlier than I'd anticipated." But, she says Justin felt they weren't ready, because they were too young -- both were around 19 at the time.

According to the book, Britney says she was "conflicted," but after some difficult, emotional discussions, they both agreed getting an abortion was the right decision.

Justin and Britney dated between 1999 and 2002. Two sources tell TMZ it was so serious, Britney wanted to marry Justin, but that obviously did not work out.

The decision to have an abortion haunted Britney for years ... something she spoke about in private.

Britney ended up having her first child -- Sean Preston -- with husband Kevin Federline in 2005 and she had Jayden James in 2006.

We reached out to Justin's reps ... so far, no word back.

Britney's memoir -- "The Woman in Me" -- comes out October 24.

Michelle Williams To Narrate Britney Spears’ Memoir ‘The Woman In Me’

(10/13/23) Britney Spears has tapped five-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams to narrate her upcoming memoir The Woman in Me.

Spears will read the introduction and Williams will read the remainder of the audiobook.

“This book has been a labor of love and all the emotions that come with it,” Spears said in a statement to People. “Reliving everything has been exciting, heart-wrenching, and emotional, to say the least. For those reasons, I will only be reading a small part of my audiobook.”

Spears adds, “I am so grateful to the amazing Michelle for reading the rest of it.”

In a statement, Williams expressed her support of Spears, saying “I stand with Britney.”

Simon & Schuster imprint Gallery Books will publish the memoir on October 24. In a press release, Gallery Books called it “a brave and astonishingly moving story about freedom, fame, motherhood, survival, faith, and hope,” adding the book “illuminates the enduring power of music and love—and the importance of a woman telling her own story, on her own terms.”

“The Woman in Me reveals for the first time her incredible journey—and the strength at the core of one of the greatest performers in pop music history,” the publisher said.

Williams most recently received a lead actress Oscar nomination for her role in Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans, inspired by his own life. She earned a Golden Globe award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for The Fabelmans, and she won a 2019 Primetime Emmy award for her starring role as Gwen Verdon in FX’s limited series Fosse/Verdon, among other honors.

Britney Spears busted for driving without possession of license, proof of insurance

(10/10/23) Police pulled over Britney Spears last month and discovered that she was driving without a license, according to court records obtained by Page Six Tuesday.

The California Highway Patrol found that the pop icon, 41, allegedly committed two infractions on Sept. 10 and has a balance of $1,140 due as a result.

Per court records, Spears was issued a violation for not having a valid license in her possession and a second violation for failing to provide an officer with proof of insurance.

However, her attorney Mathew Rosengart tells Page Six exclusively Tuesday, “Britney at all times had a license and insurance; this is the functional equivalent of a parking ticket.”

A second insider also confirms that the “Piece of Me” singer “had and has insurance and a license.”

Spears’ freedom to drive her own car was reinstated only a few months prior to her controversial conservatorship being terminated in November 2021.

In an explosive court testimony in June of that same year, she told Judge Brenda Penny, “All I want is to own my money and for this to end and for my boyfriend to be able to drive me in his f—ing car,” pointing out the controlling measures that her father and former conservator, Jamie Spears, placed on her.

There is an “appearance” and “due date” listed for the “Toxic” singer for Oct. 24 – the same date her highly anticipated memoir, “The Woman In Me,” is set to be released, according to court records.

However, a source clarifies to Page Six exclusively that there is no actual court appearance and that any outstanding payments can be made online.

Despite her having a major book release that day, Page Six exclusively reported in September that the Princess of Pop won’t be tied up with promotional press interviews.

A source told us at the time that she has had “offers” for sit-down interviews, but she “doesn’t want to do anything.”

Spears’s run-in with cops due to a traffic violation preceded a home visit from officers later in the month.

Page Six confirmed in late September that police visited the “Circus” singer at her Thousand Oaks, Calif., mansion on Sept. 27 after a concerning video of her dancing with knives went viral.

“Somebody close to Britney had seen the video posted on social media, where she’s dancing and twirling with knives in her hands, and they were really concerned for her mental well-being,” Captain Dean Worthy of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office previously told us of the person who placed the call.

However, after police performed a wellness check, Spears’s security let them know via an intercom that the Grammy winner was “fine” and “nothing was going on.”

Spears then took to Instagram to speak out on the entire ordeal, admitting that she knew she “spooked” her fans with her worrisome video but insisted that they were “fake knives.”

She added, “These are not real knives. No one needs to worry or call the police. I’m trying to imitate one of my favorite performers Shakira … a performance I was inspired by !!”

Sam Asghari Files for Divorce from Britney

(8/16/23) Sam Asghari has wasted no time after TMZ broke the story he and Britney separated ... he has filed for divorce from his wife of 14 months, Britney Spears.

Sam cited the usual "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for ending the marriage.

He is asking for spousal support and attorneys fees ... but on the issue of finances, there's something way more interesting.

Sam's lawyer, Neal Hersh, is making rumblings that Sam will contest the prenup. TMZ broke the story way back when ... Britney had him sign a prenup and it maintains her assets as separate property.

The docs say, "[Sam] has yet to determine the full nature and extent of the separate property assets and obligations of each party."

And there's more ... "There are various items of community and quasi-community assets and debts, the full nature and extent of which are unknown to [Sam] at this time."

It's highly unlikely the prenup would be declared invalid by a judge, but the reality is ... it's not about going to court. As one source with direct knowledge told TMZ, Britney will write a check to Sam and that will be the end of it.

Sam lists the date of separation as July 28, 2023. ET first reported the divorce filing.

TMZ broke the story ... Sam separated from Britney after they got into a blowout argument where he alleged she had cheated on him. We're told the argument was "nuclear."

Britney Spears and Husband Sam Asghari Split, Heading for Divorce

(8/16/23) Britney Spears and her husband, Sam Asghari have separated after a nuclear argument that involves allegations of cheating ... TMZ has learned.

Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ ... about a week ago, Sam confronted Britney over rumors she stepped out on him. We do not know if the rumor has any basis in fact, but we're told Sam believed it and the 2 had a huge fight.

Our sources say Sam has moved out of their house and is now living in a place of his own. As one source put it, "It's only a matter of time before Sam files for divorce."

TMZ broke the story, there's been "deep trouble" with the couple's union for months ... Sam wasn't sleeping at the house much, and we're told Britney has gotten physical with him in blowout fights that include frequent screaming matches.

As we reported, Britney has a prenup which protects her assets, but one insider tells TMZ, the likely end to the marriage will be a check from Britney to Sam that will settle things, at least financially.

If you've been following Britney's journey post-conservatorship, the writing's been on the wall. At times, Britney's behavior has been erratic, and we're told Sam was over it.

Sam has publicly defended Britney from critics, but privately we're told he was frustrated ... at wits' end.

Sam and Britney started dating back in 2016, when he got a gig in one of her music videos. Since then, they've been practically inseparable.

Amid the #FreeBritney movement, Sam often expressed support for Brit's fans ... she shared plans of marrying him and starting a family. He even posed in a Free Britney t-shirt, which he posted to his Instagram.

Britney was ecstatic when Sam popped the question in September 2021 ... sharing pics and video of her ring and happiness with her fans on social media.

Eventually, Sam and Britney said their "I Dos" and tied the knot in a small private ceremony at their Thousand Oaks home -- not without drama, courtesy of one of her exes. Still, the ceremony itself seemed to go off without a hitch ... and they appeared happy.

While divorce docs haven't been filed yet, we're told that should happen sooner rather than later.

Neither of them have commented on the split.

Britney Spears' memoir delayed after exes Justin Timberlake and Colin Farrell stress about potential bombshells

(7/25/23) Britney Spears’ forthcoming memoir The Woman In Me was reportedly delayed after lawyers for her ex-boyfriends Justin Timberlake and Colin Farrell demanded to see an early copy of the book.

According to sources who spoke to the U.S. Sun, lawyers acting for the pair threatened to sue if the pop star “didn’t remove intimate details of their clients’ lives.”

The move caused a four-month delay to the publication of Spears’ tell-all, which hits stores in October, as they haggled over some of the personal details she wanted to include.

“Lawyers demanded to see her book in advance and were adamant that some of the revelations were removed,” an insider told the publication. “There are still plenty of gobsmacking tales but Justin and Colin were conscious about what could be said about them. The legal process meant the publication was held up by four months as discussions went back and forth about what could be included. But that has finally now been settled and her autobiography is all ready to go.”

Spears, 41, dated Timberlake from from 1999 to 2002 and was linked to Farrell in 2003.

According to an earlier report, sources claimed that the book would reveal that Farrell irked Spears after he allegedly sent her a bumper sticker that read, ‘Honk If You’ve Slept With Colin Farrell.’

“At that time, he was the hottest young actor in Hollywood, and she was swept away by the romance of him taking a shine to her,” a source told the U.S. Sun of the fling.

“People forget that then she was not that experienced with boys or the dating game, so when they had their fling, she was taken aback by how nonchalant and disconnected he was.

“She was shocked at how he treated it all like a joke. And when the car sticker came through, she was deeply annoyed and also angered.”

A second insider told the outlet that the read is “brilliant and heartfelt.”

“It has given Britney the chance to tell her own story, which certainly hasn’t been easy but which will be incredibly enlightening for her fans,” they said.

Spears’ book will delve into her personal life and the “abusive” conservatorship that she lived under for more than a decade. “They literally killed me,” she said of her family. “They threw me away. That’s what I felt — I felt like my family threw me away.”

Earlier this month, the Toxic hitmaker shared a link to the memoir’s cover with a graphic reading, “My story. On my terms. At last.”

The publisher describes it as a “brave and astonishingly moving story about freedom, fame, motherhood, survival, faith, and hope.”

The website for The Woman In Me adds that the book “reveals for the first time her incredible journey — and the strength at the core of one of the greatest performers in pop music history,” and that it “illuminates the enduring power of music and love — and the importance of a woman telling her own story, on her own terms, at last.”

“Britney’s compelling testimony in open court [about her conservatorship] shook the world, changed laws and showed her inspiring strength and bravery,” Gallery Books senior vice president and publisher Jennifer Bergstrom added in a statement to PEOPLE.

“I have no doubt her memoir will have a similar impact — and will be the publishing event of the year. We couldn’t be more proud to help her share her story at last.”

Will.i.am announces new song with Britney Spears as her second post-conservatorship release

(7/17/23) You are now, now rockin’ with Will.i.am and Britney, bitch — again.

The Black Eyed Peas member announced Monday that he is releasing a new song with Britney Spears titled “Mind Your Business.”

“UH OH!!! @britneyspears…,” he captioned a teaser clip via Twitter, adding that the new track will be out Tuesday.

This is the fourth time Spears, 41, and Will.i.am, 48, have worked together.

They first teamed up in 2011 for “Big Fat Bass,” which appeared on the Princess of Pop’s “Femme Fatale” album.

The duo reunited a year later for “Scream & Shout,” the lead single from the rapper’s “Willpower” record.

Will.i.am, whose real name is William James Adams Jr., then executive-produced Spears’ 2013 album, “Britney Jean,” which included the hit track “Work Bitch.”

The “Boom Boom Pow” performer teased last September that he and the “Oops! … I Did It Again” singer had begun working together again.

“Yeah, there’s been things in the works,” he said on “Good Morning Britain” with a sly smile before adding, “I can’t reveal. I live a very private life.”

This will be Spears’ second release since her 13-year conservatorship ended in 2021.

She collaborated with Elton John in 2022 on their “Hold Me Closer” duet, which became her first top 10 song on the Billboard Hot 100 in nearly a decade.

While the Grammy winner wrote on Instagram in June that she had “quit the business,” a source previously revealed to Page Six exclusively that she could change her tune.

“She has talked about recording again and has gotten plenty of offers, some of which she’s turned down, but it’s all about timing and picking the right projects,” the insider explained.

“The beauty of Britney being free again is that she gets to call the shots for the first time in a very long time, and she’ll do it at her own pace.”

Britney Spears Undecided On Recording Audio Version ... For 'Woman in Me' Memoir

(7/15/23) Britney Spears has a big recording decision to make -- not about new music, but about whether she will personally read the audio version of her upcoming memoir.

Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ ... Britney remains undecided on doing the audio portion of "The Woman In Me," though it's unclear why she hasn't made a decision either way.

Tne theory floated to us -- Britney might simply feel it's too much to record all 288 pages of her life story.

The clock is ticking, though ... the memoir is set to be released Oct. 24, and there's already huge demand for the book -- it's among Amazon's best sellers based solely on pre-orders.

Our sources say Britney's team is scrounging up a list of names for possible candidates in case she decides against recording it herself.

Meanwhile, we're told her manager, Cade Hudson, is in Mexico right now with Britney where they're trying to reach a decision.

Remember, Britney recently finished the book, and was in Las Vegas to celebrate her accomplishment when the Victor Wembanyama slapping incident happened ... and we know she's still fuming about that.

So, that might be a factor in her decision too.

Britney Spears Memoir ‘The Woman In Me’ Sets Release Date, Reveals Cover

(7/11/23) (Cover) Her music is on Broadway, her name is back in headlines and now her memoir is set to hit bookstores: Britney Spears’ The Woman in Me will be released Oct. 24 by Gallery Books, a division of Simon & Schuster.

Described by Gallery as “a brave and astonishingly moving story about freedom, fame, motherhood, survival, faith, and hope,” the memoir was the subject of a publishing bidding war in 2022, with Simon & Schuster’s Gallery reported to have landed a $15 million deal.

On the book’s webpage, Gallery writes, “In June 2021, the whole world was listening as Britney Spears spoke in open court. The impact of sharing her voice—her truth—was undeniable, and it changed the course of her life and the lives of countless others. The Woman in Me reveals for the first time her incredible journey—and the strength at the core of one of the greatest performers in pop music history. Written with remarkable candor and humor, Spears’s groundbreaking book illuminates the enduring power of music and love—and the importance of a woman telling her own story, on her own terms, at last.”

In November 2021, a Los Angeles County judge ruled to terminate the conservatorship that had controlled singer’s life for 13 years.

Spears’ hit songs are featured in the new Broadway show Once Upon A One More Time, a musical that updates and retells classic fairy tales through Spears’ repertoire.

Video shows Britney Spears inadvertently hit herself in the face in encounter with Victor Wembanyama

(7/7/23) No charges will be filed following a brief investigation of the altercation involving pop star Britney Spears, San Antonio Spurs rookie Victor Wembanyama and a member of the player’s security team, Las Vegas police said Friday.

Spears said she was struck by a security guard as she tried to approach Wembanyama near a restaurant in a Las Vegas casino complex on Wednesday night. Wembanyama said a person — he later was told it was Spears — grabbed him from behind.

But the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said Friday that Spears inadvertently “hit herself in the face” when someone pushed her hand off Wembanyama.

In its investigation, which is now over, police determined that the security guard did not willfully or unlawfully use force or violence against Spears. No arrests were made and no one was cited, the report said.

In the report, police said surveillance footage of the event “showed Britney going to tap the Spurs player on the shoulder. When she touched the player (redacted) pushes her hand off of the player without looking which causes Britney’s hand to hit herself in the face.”

Spears filed a police report, alleging battery.

Wembanyama is scheduled to make his NBA Summer League debut for the Spurs in Las Vegas on Friday night. The 7-foot-3 French teen was the No. 1 pick in last month’s NBA draft and is entering the league with as much acclaim as anyone since LeBron James in 2003.

The altercation happened Wednesday night; Spears said she recognized Wembanyama at another hotel earlier in the evening and when seeing him again at the Aria Resort & Casino she “decided to approach him and congratulate him on his success.”

Spears said, “His security then back handed me in the face without looking back, in front of a crowd. Nearly knocking me down and causing my glasses off my face.”

Police interviewed security guards for the Spurs and Spears, both of whom said pushing a hand off someone’s shoulder is a standard response, according to the report. The security guard for the Spurs said he spoke with Spears afterward, identified himself and apologized. Spears’ security team said she also apologized, the police report said.

Spears’ attorney in Los Angeles, Mathew Rosengart, did not immediately respond to telephone and email messages Friday about the police report.

Spears said Thursday in posts on Twitter and Instagram that the run-in was “super embarrassing,” and denied grabbing Wembanyama, saying she only “tapped him on the shoulder to get his attention.” She also said that she was hopeful of getting an apology from the team or the security guard who she said was involved.

Wembanyama had a different account of the events. He said security advised him to not stop for anyone as he walked into the restaurant, mindful that pausing could cause a stir and allow a crowd to build. He said one person was shouting “sir, sir” to him, “and that person grabbed me from behind,” he said.

He was told hours later that person was Spears. He never saw her, he said, because he never turned around.

Britney Spears says Wembanyama’s security struck her in Las Vegas, Spurs rookie says he was grabbed

(7/6/23) San Antonio Spurs rookie Victor Wembanyama said Thursday he believes Britney Spears grabbed him from behind as he was walking into a restaurant at a Las Vegas casino, and that the security detail he was with pushed the pop star away.

Wembanyama said he wasn’t told that Spears was the person who grabbed him until hours later, and that he never actually saw her.

Spears, who filed a report with Las Vegas police, said in posts on Twitter and Instagram that the run-in was “super embarrassing,” and denied grabbing Wembanyama, saying she only “tapped him on the shoulder to get his attention.”

She said she had recognized him earlier in the evening and when seeing the No. 1 pick in this year’s NBA draft — a 7-foot-3 French standout who is entering the NBA with as much acclaim as anyone since LeBron James 20 years ago — and she “decided to approach him and congratulate him on his success.”

Spears said, “His security then back handed me in the face without looking back, in front of a crowd. Nearly knocking me down and causing my glasses off my face.”

Police said a report was filed on an incident at the Aria Resort & Casino, but gave no further details.

Spears’ attorney Mathew Rosengart declined comment, citing the police investigation.

Wembanyama said security advised him to not stop for anyone as he walked into the restaurant, mindful that pausing could cause a stir and allow a crowd to build.

“Something did happen, a little bit, when I was walking with some security from the team to some restaurant,” Wembanyama said. “We were in the hall. There was a lot of people, so people were calling (at) me, obviously. There was one person who was calling me but we talked before with security.

Victor Wembanyama said he believes Britney Spears grabbed him from behind as he was walking into a restaurant at a Las Vegas casino Wednesday, and that the security detail he was with pushed the pop star away.

“I couldn’t stop. That person was calling me, ‘Sir, sir,’ and that person grabbed me from behind,” Wembanyama said. “I didn’t see what happened because I was walking straight and didn’t stop. That person grabbed me from behind — not on my shoulder, she grabbed me from behind. I just know the security pushed her away. I don’t know with how much force but security pushed her away. I didn’t stop to look so I could walk in and enjoy a nice dinner.”

Spears said in her social media posts that she gets swarmed by people all the time, including that same night, but her “security team didn’t hit any of them.”

TMZ first reported details of the event that took place Wednesday night near a restaurant at the casino. TMZ said Spears was in a group of four trying to enter a restaurant for dinner and that she “was swarmed by fans as she entered the casino.” TMZ’s account of the encounter with Wembanyama was similar to Spears'; the site said she tapped him on the shoulder and wound up being struck in the face and having her glasses knocked off.

“I didn’t know for a couple hours, but when I came back to the hotel ... I thought it was no big deal, and then security of the Spurs told me it was Britney Spears,” Wembanyama said. “At first, I was like, ‘You’re joking,’ but yeah, it turns out it was Britney Spears. I never saw her face. I just kept walking straight.”

He was unaware that the situation had made headlines until Thursday.

“I saw the news obviously this morning. I woke up to a couple of phone calls,” Wembanyama said.

Wembanyama will make his NBA Summer League debut with the Spurs on Friday night in Las Vegas against the Charlotte Hornets. He signed some autographs for fans at the Aria on Wednesday night and did the same for a small number of onlookers as he entered a local high school for practice with the Spurs on Thursday morning.

Britney Spears Paid Lawyer Mathew Rosengart Law Firm $4.2M in Legal Fees

(5/12/23) Britney Spears has paid the law firm of her lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, millions of dollars in legal fees, and our sources say members of her team became agitated enough that Rosengart has now agreed to provide free legal services for the immediate future.

Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ, Britney has paid Rosengart's firm $4,201,856 for the period November 2021 through March 2023. That represents the legal work Rosengart performed mostly after the conservatorship ended.

Our sources say that figure represents only a part of what Britney has paid Rosengart's firm, and that the fees now approach $6 million total.

We're told Britney's team pushed back on Rosengart over his fees, and the lawyer has now agreed to work pro bono for the remainder of the case against Jamie Spears.

We know Rosengart has been providing legal services in various areas of Britney's life, including ending the conservatorship, an ongoing case against Jamie, music, her book deal and other matters.

Rosengart has been critical of some of the eye-popping lawyers fees connected to the conservatorship. According to legal docs filed by Rosengart, dozens of lawyers in the 13-year-long conservatorship case made a total of more than $30 million.

Britney was reportedly worth $60 million when the conservatorship ended. Our sources say it's now a lot less.

We reached out to Rosengart and his law firm for comment ... so far, no word back.

Britney Spears finishes ‘brutally honest’ memoir — and it will ‘shake world’

(4/13/23) Britney’s bombshell book is ready, b****h!

We can reveal the superstar’s memoir will be released in the fall – and publishing insiders have described the manuscript as “inspiring” and a “groundbreaking instant best-seller.”

One source said, “Britney’s book is a story of triumph. It will cover her most vulnerable moments, her childhood – being a little girl with big dreams – her break-up with Justin Timberlake, the moment she shaved her head, and her battle with her family over her conservatorship.

“It is also a story of survival, finding her way out of the crippling conservatorship to finding happiness with her husband Sam Ashgari.”

We can exclusively reveal that Spears has been working with ghostwriter Sam Lansky, an acclaimed novelist and journalist who has written for The Atlantic, New York Magazine, Time and has profiled stars including Madonna, Nicki Minaj and Adele.

And her publisher Simon & Schuster is said to be “thrilled” with the yet-unnamed tome, which is now complete and going through final legal revisions for a planned release ahead of the holidays.

The source told us, “Britney’s book is brutally honest and from the heart. No stone is left unturned. Its truly a female empowerment story – her taking control of her life.”

A second publishing source said, “This book is a gift….There are parts of this book that every person—particularly every woman—can relate to and feel less alone. She transforms joy and pain into something transcendent: art.

“This is an inspiring read, not only because it shows the strength of Britney’s spirit, but because her story is told with such style, wit, intelligence, honesty, and without any self-pity. She is entirely winning in these pages.

“This book will….shake the world. I believe that it will also be a groundbreaking instant bestseller.”

Page Six exclusively revealed that Spears landed a landmark $15 million book deal sealed by Creative Artists Agency and the singer’s manager Cade Hudson.

It is one of the highest in history after Barack and Michelle Obama’s publishing deals.

Spears herself has hinted on social media how she wants this book to show herself as a survivor.

She recently wrote on Instagram, “l’m in love with the life I have built for myself !!! I should be, it’s f**king beautiful … and it’s pretty crazy after all the hard work I’ve done in getting rid of my father’s abuse and controlling me, literally messing with my head after 13 years believe it or not people !!!”

She also wrote, “Having this new found independence gives me strength every day and the ability to stay hungry, focused, fearless, and honestly just be a good person.”

Regarding the book, Spears added, “I don’t have a family that values me or respects me …. AT ALL !!! That’s the hard part for me and as much as I loved them, it’s something that I’ll probably ever won’t be able to get over. When I post in those moments, I just want to speak from my heart cause it’s extremely hard for me and then I look back and I see how many people say get over it … I’m working on becoming stronger !!! Psss I’ve written 3 different versions of my book and had LOTS of therapy through the process.”

Britney Spears Musical ‘Once Upon A One More Time’ Sets Broadway Opening

(12/3/22) The new Britney Spears jukebox musical Once Upon A One More Time has finalized its Broadway plans: The production will begin previews Saturday, May 13, 2023, at the Marquis Theatre, with an opening night set for Thursday, June 22, 2023.

Featuring such Spears hits as “Oops I Did It Again,” “Lucky,” “Circus,” and “Toxic” the new musical is directed and choreographed by Keone & Mari Madrid, with an original story by Jon Hartmere that imagines what would happen to classic fairytale icons like Cinderella, Snow White, the Little Mermaid and others if a rogue fairy godmother dropped The Feminine Mystique into their corseted laps.

The production dates and venue were announced today by producers James L. Nederlander and Hunter Arnold. Casting was not announced.

The musical had its well-reviewed world premiere last year at Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C.

The Broadway production’s creative team includes David Leveaux as Creative Consultant, Scenic Designer Anna Fleischle, Costume & Hair Designer Loren Elstein, Lighting Designer Kenneth Posner, Sound Designer Andrew Keister and Projection Designer Sven Ort.

People’s Choice Award Nominees

(10/26/22) The 2022 People’s Choice Awards will air simultaneously on NBC and E! on Tuesday, December 6 at 9:00 pm ET/PT from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, CA. Live from E!: The 2022 People’s Choice Awards will kick off the night with a red carpet special at 7:00 pm ET/PT on E!.

Voting for the 2022 People’s Choice Awards runs today (Oct 26) through Wednesday, November 9 at 11:59 pm ET. Fans can either vote online at http://www.votepca.com or on Twitter.

Collaboration Song of 2022
“Left And Right” – Charlie Puth Featuring Jung Kook
“Bam Bam” – Camila Cabello Featuring Ed Sheeran
“Do We Have A Problem?” – Nicki Minaj X Lil Baby
“Freaky Deaky” – Tyga X Doja Cat
“Hold Me Closer” – Elton John & Britney Spears
“Jimmy Cooks” – Drake Featuring 21 Savage
“Party” – Bad Bunny & Rauw Alejandro
“Sweetest Pie” – Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa.

Britney Spears Asks “What The F*ck Did I Do To Deserve” Years Of Restrictive Conservatorship; Singer Rips Family & Plugs New Single With Elton John In Now-Deleted Audio Posting

(8/29/22) Riding high on a just released hit duet with Elton John, Britney Spears dropped even more new audio today lashing out at her parents and others for the restrictive conservatorship held her captive for over a decade.

“How did they get away with it?” says the ‘Hold Me Closer’ singer in a now deleted 22 minute audio soliloquy posted on her official YouTube channel earlier Sunday. “And what the f*ck did I do to deserve it?,” Spears emphatically adds of the legal entanglement run by her father and others over her career, personal life, finances and more from 2008 to 2021. “How the f*ck did they get away with it? How is there a god? Is there a god?”

“I get nothing out of sharing all of this,” the recently married performer states at the opening of the recording, noting a fear of “judgement” and blowback. “I have offers to do interviews with Oprah and so many people for lots and lots of money, but it’s insane,” Spears says. “I don’t want any of it. For me, it’s beyond a sit-down proper interview.”

Spears’ lawyer Matthew Rosengart could not be reached for comment on the recording that went up and came down for public consumption today. However, Deadline has confirmed that the voice on the now private recording is Britney Spears.

While crystalized and sharpened in many ways, the fact is a lot of what is to be found on the recording today reiterates what Britney Spears said in court over the past few years. After a sharp elbowed and dirty laundry filled legal showdown that began in 2020 and continued for many months in the media spotlight, as well as the constant outcry of the fan-based #freebritney movement, the conservatorship was finally terminated on November 12, 2021.

Traversing all over her life under the thumb of the conservatorship, her family’s role in the heavily surveilled situation, her lucrative multi-year Las Vegas residency, a secret relationship, and her return to music with the Elton John collaboration, Spears in the audio offering today presented a more intimate coup d’œil than almost ever before. “They literally killed me,” she says of her father Jamie Spears, her mother Lynne and her other relatives. “They threw me away. That’s what I felt like, my family threw me away.”

“I know now it was all premeditated and a woman introduced the idea to my dad and my mom actually helped him follow through and made it all happen,” Spears declares of the conservatorship that was seemingly fast tracked through the courts as the singer appeared to be having difficulties and was shattering the pop idol box she had been placed in.

“I was so so weak, I was scared, broken,” the ‘Toxic’ singer says toward the end of the recording. “I’m sharing this because I want people to know I’m only human,” Spears continues poignantly. “I do feel victimized after these experiences and how can I mend this if I don’t talk about it?”

“If you’re a weird introvert oddball like me who feels alone a lot of the time, and you needed to hear a story like this today, so you don’t feel alone, know that my life has been far from easy and you’re not alone,” she concludes.

On the flip side, Spears also notes in the recording that she is back making music again for the first time since 2016 and loving it. “I haver an amazing song right now with one of the most brilliant men of our time, and I am so grateful,” she says of the August 26 released tune with Elton. Fueled by a phat club beat and processed vocals from Spears, ‘Hold Me CLoser takes elements of past Elton hits like ‘Tiny Dancer,’ ‘The One,’ and ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.’

Hours after the audio from Spears was posted, the singer took to Twitter to offer clarification on the point of the amount of blood that was taken from her – a point that seemed a tad excessive, even for her extremely excessive conservatorship:

@britneyspears: A reminder to some of you who may have gotten what I said confused … it was 6 small vials of blood not 6 gallons !!!

While Spears herself is free of the restraints of the conservatorship, the legal jousting is far from over.

The singer’s father Jamies Spears and her ex-business mangers at Tri-Star Sports and Entertainment Group are facing questions from Rosengart in LA Superior Court over how the younger Spears’ $60 million fortune was used during the conservatorship and who was paid how many millions for what. Added to the mix is also allegations that the elder Spears subjected his daughter to intense and invasive surveillance by hired security teams.

Longtime on and off conservator Jamie Spears denies bugging Britney’s bedroom, electronic devices and more. Yet, in today’s audio recording Britney Spears almost nonchalantly mentions she believed her phone was tapped during the conservatorship, and thereby prevented her from being able to seek independent help.

Spears’ mother Lynne responded of a sorts to the audio recording of today. “I have tried my best to help you out of hardships!” said the matriarch in part in an Instagram post late Sunday. “I have never and will never turn my back on you!”

Britney Spears clearly has a very different take on what really went down.

Elton John and Britney Spears release ‘Tiny Dancer’ duet ‘Hold Me Closer’

(8/25/22) (Listen) “Hold Me Closer” is finally here.

Elton John and Britney Spears have released their highly anticipated duet, a reimagining of the legendary Rocket Man’s classic “Tiny Dancer.”

The new song, which hit streaming services Friday, is a euphoric midtempo, complete with Spears’ signature vocal runs over a chill dance beat that also interpolates John’s lesser-known 1992 song “The One.”

The collaboration is already receiving high praise, including from Spears’ attorney, Mathew Rosengart.

“After our hard-fought success in removing her father as conservator and then the termination of the conservatorship, I was inundated with inquiries about what Britney would do next,” Rosengart tells Page Six exclusively.

“My response was simple: ‘For the first time in 13 years, that is up to one person and one person only: Britney.’ No one should be surprised that her first foray is a smash success,” the former federal prosecutor continues. “As I’ve said all along, Britney is a brilliant artist and iconic person. She’s been through a lot. Regardless of what she chooses to do next, if anything, I am so very proud of her.”

“Hold Me Closer” is Spears’ first official single since “Slumber Party,” which appeared on her 2016 album, “Glory.”

The pop princess’ team re-released “Glory” in 2020 while she was on a work strike over her conservatorship, from which she was freed in 2021 after describing it as “abusive.”

The deluxe edition of “Glory” tacked on three bonus tracks, “Mood Ring,” “Swimming in the Stars” and “Matches” featuring the Backstreet Boys, none of which received proper single treatment such as music videos or radio promotion.

The original version of “Tiny Dancer,” meanwhile, opened John’s 1971 album, “Madman Across the Water,” and was released as a single the following year.

While it was not an immediate commercial success, peaking at No. 41 on the Billboard Hot 100, the six-minute piano ballad has become a staple in John’s catalog and live concerts over the years. It also earned a spot on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” list at No. 47.

Page Six broke the news in July that John, 75, and Spears, 40, had secretly recorded “Hold Me Closer” with Andrew Watt, the producer behind hits such as Camila Cabello’s “Havana,” Miley Cyrus’ “Midnight Sky” and Justin Bieber’s “Peaches.”

“This was Elton’s idea, and Britney is a huge fan,” a music industry source told us at the time, teasing that John’s team was already calling it “the song of the summer.”

Spears said Wednesday that she was feeling “pretty overwhelmed” ahead of the release of her comeback tune.

“It’s pretty damn cool that I’m singing with one of the most classic men of our time … @eltonofficial !!!!” she tweeted, adding, “it’s a big deal to me !!!”

While the “Toxic” singer’s career has been on hiatus since 2019, she keeps dropping hints that she is thinking about returning to music.

Most recently, Spears — who is also working on a memoir — sang an edgy rendition of her 1998 debut single, “…Baby One More Time,” on Instagram alongside the caption, “I haven’t shared my voice in an extremely long time … maybe too long.”

Tubi’s ‘TMZ No BS’ Docuseries To Feature Britney Spears As First Subject

(8/18/22) Tubi is set to launch TMZ No BS, a 12-episode docuseries featuring some of the biggest names in pop culture. The first episode, centered on Britney Spears, will debut on August 24.

Hosted by Harvey Levin, Charles Latibeaudiere and guest TMZ contributors, the docuseries will feature “never-before-seen stories and fresh reporting that provides an eye-opening look at people who have been widely covered, but never really understood,” according to Tubi. Each episode will focus on a set topic or public figure.

Per Tubi’s description, “TMZ No BS: Britney Spears is an unfiltered look at the fascinating and tumultuous life of one of pop culture’s biggest and most scrutinized stars. Through inside stories from the reporters who covered her every step of the way, and exclusive footage from the TMZ vault, Harvey, Charles and the gang discuss Britney’s rise to fame and the shocking events that led to a decade-long conservatorship.”

Tubi and TMZ are both owned by Fox Entertainment.

Upcoming episodes of TMZ No BS will include “JLO,” “Wildest Celebrity Arrests,” and “Conor McGregor.”

“TMZ No BS is a must watch on Tubi for any avid TMZ follower and all pop culture enthusiasts,” said Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer, Tubi. “We’re excited to have fans discover this new docuseries where Harvey Levin and his team sit down for a stripped down roundtable conversation, and examine some of the biggest celebrity moments through a new lens.”

TMZ No BS is executive-produced by Harvey Levin, Charles Latibeaudier and Ryan Regan, with co-executive producer Jess Fusco.

Britney Spears done writing drama-filled memoir, so what’s the hold up?

(7/30/22) Hit by supply chain shortages, one more time.

Britney Spears has reportedly finished writing what promises to be a bombshell of a celebrity memoir — but its publication date will apparently be delayed due to a lack of paper, according to TMZ.

Back in February, Page Six exclusively broke the news that the Princess of Pop had signed a $15 million book deal with Simon & Schuster, which nabbed the contract following what was said to be a months-long bidding war amongst publishing houses for the rights to Spears’ autobiography.

But now that the “Dear Diary” singer, 40, has at last been able to get it all down in writing, her life’s story won’t reach the eyes of the public for some time thanks to nationwide manufacturing upheavals that have resulted in a massive “paper crunch” in the book publishing industry, per Publishers Weekly.

“I’ve been doing this for 25 years and I’ve never seen a market like this before,” said Midland Paper Vice President Bill Rojack at a PW-hosted webinar earlier this year. He went on to explain that, although demand from publishing houses for book-quality paper has been on the rise, elsewhere it has fallen by 50% in “recent years.” In response, industrial paper mills have pivoted to cater to stronger markets such as corrugated cardboard and other packaging material.

“This is more than a market cycle,” Rojack continued. “It is a structural transformational sea change that happened so much faster than anybody expected because of Covid.”

It’s worth noting that this shift evidently didn’t deter Simon & Schuster from distributing “The Official Britney Spears Coloring Book,” which was released by indie publisher Ulysses Press in November 2021.

The resurgence of interest in all-things-Spears came about as the broader public — especially millennials who counted themselves among her avid fanbase in the aughts — became aware that her professional decisions and finances had been at the behest of her formally estranged father since he legally imposed a conservatorship over the “Toxic” singer in 2008.

The subsequent backlash at the reality of Spears’ situation likely contributed to a judge ending the conservatorship last November.

Britney Spears won’t be deposed in conservatorship case, judge rules

(7/27/22) Britney Spears will not have to sit for a deposition in her conservatorship case, a Los Angeles judge ruled Wednesday.

Spears’ attorney, Mathew Rosengart, said in court that the pop star “feels traumatized by what she went through” and that answering questions under oath from her estranged father Jamie Spears’ lawyer, Alex Weingarten, would “retraumatize” her.

Weingarten said he plans to appeal the decision, telling Judge Brenda Penny that Jamie “is proud and will remain proud of what he did for, not to, his daughter” while serving as her conservator from the legal arrangement’s inception in February 2008 until his suspension in September 2021.

Rosengart and Weingarten had been trying for months to depose each other’s clients after Britney, 40, described her conservatorship as “abusive” during an impassioned public court speech in June 2021.

Rosengart, a former federal prosecutor, has claimed that Jamie, 70, enriched himself with at least $6 million from Britney’s estate.

Jamie has also been accused of spying on Britney by secretly monitoring her cellphone and placing an audio recording device in her bedroom, the latter of which he denied doing.

Weingarten countered that Britney was the one who should have been deposed given she has made damning allegations about her dad in court and on social media.

But, as Rosengart pointed out, Britney had little to no information to share after being stripped of her personal, medical and financial rights during her nearly 14-year conservatorship, which was established after she endured a series of struggles in the public eye.

“She wants to move on with her life, and yet, that man, her father, her flesh and blood, does not want that,” Rosengart told reporters outside the courthouse Wednesday. “The notion of her father — or any father — wanting to take a harassing deposition of their daughter … is morally abominable.”

Britney, whose conservatorship was terminated in November 2021, scored another legal win earlier this month when Penny ordered Jamie to sit for a deposition by Aug. 12 and turn over all documents in his possession. (Weingarten said Wednesday that a date has been chosen but did not share it in court.)

During Wednesday’s hearing, the judge issued a tentative ruling that Britney’s former business manager Lou Taylor and her Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group associate Robin Greenhill will also be deposed and have to hand over paperwork related to electronic surveillance.

Tri Star’s attorney Scott Edelman said in a statement to Page Six after the hearing that “today was a great day” for the firm, adding, “We look forward to being deposed, advancing this process and ensuring that the full truth is finally shared.”

Rosengart previously claimed that Tri Star reaped at least $18 million from Britney during the “Toxic” singer’s conservatorship.

Meanwhile, a former employee on Britney’s security team, Alex Vlasov, has alleged that Greenhill helped Jamie surveil the Grammy winner, which another one of Tri Star’s lawyers, Charles Harder, said was “false.”

Since being freed from her conservatorship, Britney has married her longtime love, Sam Asghari, and recorded her first new song in six years, a “Tiny Dancer” duet with Elton John, which Page Six exclusively reported is set to be released in August.

Britney Spears Records New 'Tiny Dancer' Rendition With Elton John Himself!!!

(7/25/22) Britney Spears is officially back in the studio, joining forces with Elton John for a remake of one of his greatest hits ... TMZ has confirmed.

Sources with direct knowledge tell us ... the two artists linked up on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week to record a new rendition of EJ's "Tiny Dancer."

We're told the song is currently still being mixed. Page Six, which broke the story, reports Britney and Elton actually met up in person at a Beverly Hills studio to cut the song -- and that it's due out through Universal Music in August. Andrew Watt is said to be the overseeing producer. We're told it will be released within a month.

Of course, this is huge news ... as it would mark Britney's official comeback to the music industry -- this after being released from the conservatorship and regaining her freedom.

BS has signaled she wants to get back to work, but has also been taking her time readjusting to a normal life ... and also getting married, among other life adventures. As fans of hers know, Britney still very much has song and dance running through her veins.

She constantly records herself at her home doing new choreography and routines -- and recently, we've heard her clear out her pipes with an oldie-but-goodie song of her own.

Can't wait to hear this one, though!

Britney & Sam Ironclad Prenup in Place ... He Doesn't Get a Dime

(6/13/22) Britney Spears and Sam Asghari are officially Mr. and Mrs. -- but it didn't happen before some very serious legal legwork -- to make sure Britney's millions are protected down the road.

Sources close to the newly married couple tell TMZ they have an ironclad prenup in place where Sam doesn't get a dollar from the fortune Brit's made up to this point. The move isn't all that surprising, as we told you ... lawyers were called shortly after the couple got engaged to start figuring things out.

Britney's worth a reported $60 million, and obviously there's a potential for serious earning moving forward ... but she'll retain her entire fortune if things go south for her and Sam.

You'll remember, Asghari joked that HE was the one who wanted the prenup -- to protect his jeep and shoe collection -- but our sources tell us it was obviously Brit's team who got the ball rolling on the legal discussions.

Britney also had a prenup in place before she got married to Kevin Federline.

As we reported, Sam and Britney got married Thursday in Los Angeles at the singer's home. Madonna, Paris Hilton and Selena Gomez were among those in attendance. No one from Britney's family made it to the celebration.

Of course, the day wasn't without some serious drama ... Britney's ex-husband, Jason Alexander, crashed the event hours before it started and was arrested. There's currently a protective order against him to keep him away from Britney and Sam.

Britney Spears Moving Day into Her New Mansion!!! Same 'hood as K-Fed

(6/13/22) Britney Spears has a massive new home to go with that new marriage -- and she and Sam Asghari are already packed up to move.

Sources close to the couple tell TMZ ... she plunked down $11.8 million for the mansion in Calabasas. The 11,650 sq. foot home is actually pretty close to where Kevin Federline lives with their 2 sons, Sean and Jayden.

Brit's white Mercedes-Benz was in the driveway Monday, along with moving trucks ... so, it looks like the newlyweds are getting into their new place ASAP.

Sam and Brit's new playground sits on 1.6 acres of land ... its got a huge kitchen, a home movie theatre, and even a room just for gift-wrapping. Christmas is gonna be ??!!!

Outside, they've got a huge pool, complete with a waterslide. Oh, the IG videos Brit's gonna make back there.

This area is home to lots of other big stars -- Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker live there now, and Justin Bieber used to call it his home before he and Hailey moved to Bev Hills.

The move explains why the couple didn't jet outta town on a honeymoon right after their wedding Thursday night at Brit's current home in Thousand Oaks, CA.

According to property records, "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles" stars Josh and Matt Altman of Douglas Elliman and Todd Bernstein of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage handled the listing and sale, but had no comment.

As for how K-Fed feels about the move -- a source tells us, "Kevin was surprised that of all the neighborhoods she can afford to move to she chose his. As long as his peace and tranquility aren't invaded as a result, more power to her."

Britney Spears Gets 3 Year Restraining Order Against Ex-Husband ... His Bail Set at $100K

(6/13/22) Britney Spears' ex, Jason Alexander, cannot contact or bother the singer in any capacity for at least the next 3 years, a judge just issued a restraining order against Britney's ex-husband ... and also hit him with a felony stalking charge.

Alexander pled not guilty at his arraignment Monday on charges stemming from last week's wild incident -- in which he filmed himself sneaking onto the Ventura-area compound where she was set to get hitched ... only to be detained following a scuffle with security/law enforcement.

The judge also added a felony stalking charge to Alexander's case and set his bail at $100,000 ... and he'll have to surrender any firearms he may have in his possession.

As we reported, cops say JA was armed with a knife during the episode, and an emergency protective order was issued on Britney's behalf -- ordering him to steer clear of her and Sam.

He was booked for trespassing, vandalism and battery, for which he could possibly enter a plea Monday. And, he still has another case against him from Northern California ... where he's alleged to have committed grand theft.

In that case ... a woman claims he jacked a pricey bracelet of hers while crashing at her pad in 2015, listed as being worth $2,000. The Napa County Sheriff's Office issued a warrant for Alexander's arrest shortly thereafter in 2016 -- but he's dodged it thus far, it seems.

After he was arrested at the wedding, the warrant popped up. So, he has to deal with that too. Unclear how the cases might be presented order-wise, but both are on the table.

Britney Spears & Sam Asghari We're Hitched, Y'All!!! Bride Kisses Madonna, Sings with Paris

(6/10/22) Britney Spears' wish has come true, she's a married woman, once again -- and despite the wild efforts of one ex-husband -- her wedding to Sam Asghari went off without a hitch.

The bride wore a white Versace gown (as expected) with a long flowing veil, her groom was dashing in a black Versace tuxedo ... as they said their "I Dos" in a short and sweet ceremony in front of about 100 celeb guests and a few family members.

Brit and Sam did it right ... the ceremony -- held under a lavish tent on the property of their Thousand Oaks home -- was a perfect 10 minutes long. The same guy who officiated Paris Hilton's wedding a few months ago -- Rev. Clint Hufft -- did the honors Thursday night.

And, then it was time to party with folks like Madonna, Selena Gomez, Drew Barrymore, Donatella Versace, will.i.am and, of course, Paris ... who played a key role during the festivities. She actually got on the mic, and got Britney to join her as they sang Paris' banger, "Stars Are Blind."

Also in attendance ... Britney's attorney, Mathew Rosengart, who helped free her from her conservatorship.

As for traditions ... the bride and groom opted to pass on most of that stuff. As you know, Britney's mother, sister and father were not there. Nobody gave her away, and they didn't do a first dance.

If you're looking for traditions ... well, Britney and Madonna shared a kiss -- taking everyone back to their iconic VMAs moment. Selena joined them at one point, dancing to "Toxic."

Brit did make several dress changes -- rocking red and black minidresses and a two-tone dress later in the evening, and she wore jewelry designed by Stephanie Gottlieb, including a $100K 27-carat heart-shaped diamond tennis necklace.

One odd family moment ... as we'd told you, Britney's brother, Bryan, was supposed to attend -- he and a date we're all dressed up shortly before the wedding -- but he ended up no-showing for the big night.

We're guessing Britney was unfazed, because the party proceeded.

She and Sam left the ceremony at 10:15 PM in the white Rolls-Royce with red interior that they've been rolling around in most of this week -- and, yes, they did the "Just Married" sign too.

The blushing bride kept her face hidden from photogs as they drove off, but Sam looked pretty damn proud in a black tee with "Britney & Sam" lettering.

The lovebirds met back in 2016 when Sam was booked for Britney's "Slumber Party" music video, and they've since been going strong ... with Sam popping the question in September.

Cut to 9 months later, and they pulled off a successful and spectacular evening ... especially when you consider all the chaos that went down just a few hours before Brit walked down the aisle.

As TMZ first reported, her first ex-hubby, Jason Alexander -- to whom she was married with for 55 hours back in 2004 -- made his way onto the property, into the house and even the wedding tent before security took him down until cops arrived to arrest him.

Alexander was booked for trespassing, vandalism and battery. He remains in custody on an outstanding felony warrant for grand theft out of Napa County.

Despite his frenetic efforts running around her house, Alexander never actually got near to Britney or Sam -- and their dream wedding looked like a huge hit ... for them and their guests.

Britney Spears marries Sam Asghari in fairy-tale wedding

(6/9/22) Britney Spears finally got her happily ever after.

The pop star married her fiancé, Sam Asghari, Thursday night in the backyard of her mansion in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

The star-studded guest list included Madonna, Paris Hilton, Drew Barrymore and Donatella Versace, the latter of whom designed Spears’ dress for her fairy-tale wedding.

The bride’s attorney, former federal prosecutor Mathew Rosengart, and backup dancers from her Las Vegas residency, “Piece of Me,” were also in attendance.

However, Spears’ estranged parents, Jamie Spears and Lynne Spears, and her sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, were not there — nor were her sons, Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15.

Her brother, Bryan Spears, was the only immediate family member on hand.

The big day started out chaotically, as the “Womanizer” singer’s first husband, Jason Alexander, was arrested outside her home early Thursday afternoon after attempting to crash the wedding.

A source told Page Six exclusively that Spears was “shaken” by the incident but refused to let it “get her down.” Rosengart, meanwhile, told us that he was “working closely with law enforcement to ensure Mr. Alexander is aggressively prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

Spears, 40, and Asghari, 28, got engaged in September 2021 after nearly five years of dating.

After the actor proposed, the former Mouseketeer quickly got to work on drafting a prenuptial agreement with the help of a family law attorney, according to documents obtained by Page Six at the time.

Spears said during an impassioned court speech in June 2021 that she had wanted to tie the knot and have a child with Asghari sooner but was not allowed due to her restrictive conservatorship, which controlled her personal life and money from February 2008 until its termination in November 2021.

“I have an [IUD] in my body right now that won’t let me have a baby, and my conservators won’t let me go to the doctor to take it out,” she told a Los Angeles judge at the time. “I feel ganged up on, I feel bullied, and I feel left out and alone.”

Following the dissolution of the 13-year legal arrangement, the “Toxic” singer and Asghari announced in April that she was pregnant. She suffered a miscarriage in May, but the couple have vowed to “continue trying to expand our beautiful family.”

Spears met Asghari in October 2016 when the chiseled personal trainer played her love interest in her “Slumber Party” music video.

They started dating soon after, with the Grammy winner making their relationship Instagram-official in January 2017.

Spears and Asghari made several public appearances together in the years that followed, including at the GLAAD Media Awards in April 2018 and the “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” premiere in July 2019.

“Sam has been a huge support for Britney,” a source told Page Six in June 2021. “He helps boost her confidence.”

The “Crossroads” actress was previously married to Alexander, a childhood friend from Louisiana, for an infamous 55 hours in January 2004 and backup dancer-turned-DJ Kevin Federline, who is the father of her sons, from October 2004 to July 2007.

Britney Spears’ ex-husband Jason Alexander attempts to crash singer’s wedding

(6/9/22) Britney Spears’ ex-husband Jason Alexander attempted to crash the pop superstar’s wedding to Sam Asghari at her home in Thousand Oaks, Calif., on Thursday.

Alexander, 40, was restrained outside by event security before police officers showed up, according to TMZ.

Alexander documented his break-in live on Instagram, making it to the second story of Spears’ home and even inside her wedding tent.

In the footage, he spoke with event security, telling them that Spears had invited him to the wedding. After some resistance, Alexander threatened to crash her big day. A physical struggle ensued before his phone froze and cut out.

Page Six can confirm that the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department responded to a trespassing call at Spears’ house.

“Jason Alexander has been handcuffed, taken into custody and arrested. I express my thanks to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department for their prompt response and good work,” Spears’ attorney, Mathew Rosengart, tells Page Six exclusively.

“I’m working closely with law enforcement to ensure Mr. Alexander is aggressively prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” the former federal prosecutor adds.

Though Alexander expressed public support for Spears throughout her controversial conservatorship battle — and notably attended several #FreeBritney rallies — he has an alarming history of lurking outside homes of the singer’s family.

Spears’ relatives were “disturbed” after learning that Alexander visited their homes unannounced in January, a source exclusively told Page Six at the time.

“They think it’s incredibly inappropriate and downright weird,” the source told us.

“It’s bad enough that the family has to deal with fans getting too close for comfort, but they’d like to think they can expect more from Jason, who claims to still have so much love and respect for Britney,” the source added.

Alexander showed up to Britney’s mother Lynne Spears’ Serenity estate in Kentwood, La., and posted two videos and a photo of the exterior to his private Instagram account.

“Daddy Spears hiding behind gates @britneyspears,” he captioned one post, referencing Britney’s estranged father and former conservator, Jamie Spears, who has been divorced from Lynne, 66, since 2002 and now lives in a motor home close to Serenity.

At the time, Alexander revealed plans to visit Britney’s childhood home, which Jamie, 69, sold for $275,000 in February 2021, as well as the camper that Britney’s uncle Willie Spears lives in. It remains unclear if he ever did.

Alexander has previously been arrested for violating an order of protection and stalking an unidentified woman in December 2021. He pleaded guilty to the charges on Jan. 4 and was ordered to serve nearly a year of probation.

It marked Alexander’s third arrest in 13 months. He had been taken into police custody for driving under the influence in January 2021 and breaking security protocols at an airport in August.

Alexander, a childhood friend of Britney’s, was married to the Grammy winner for a mere 55 hours in 2004. By October of that year, she wed now-ex-husband Kevin Federline, with whom she shares sons Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15.

Federline’s attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, told Page Six that Britney’s children were not attending her wedding to Asghari, though they wish their mom the best.

“They think the focus of this day should be on Britney and Sam, and they are very happy for her moving forward,” Kaplan said.

Page Six confirmed on Thursday that Britney, 40, and Asghari, 28, are tying the knot in a small ceremony in front of 50 family members and friends.

The couple met on the 2016 set of Britney’s “Slumber Party” music video. They got engaged in September 2021 after five years of dating.

Following Britney’s long-awaited conservatorship termination, the duo announced in April that they were expecting their first baby together.

However, Britney sadly suffered a miscarriage last month.

“One beautiful thing that I heard was when the baby’s ready, it’ll come,” Asghari told GQ in May of their future family plans. “When the baby’s ready it’ll be the right time.”

Britney Spears Set To Marry Sam Thursday ... Intimate Ceremony with Close Friends and Fam!!!

(6/8/22) Britney Spears is all set to walk down the aisle and marry her fiancé Sam Asghari in an intimate ceremony.

Sources close to the singer tell TMZ the pair are getting married Thursday in front of a very-exclusive and small guest list of about 100 people. We're told Britney's brother, Bryan, is expected to be in attendance -- but her mom, dad and sister, Jamie Lynn, will not be there.

Our sources say it's not yet been decided who will give Britney away at the altar, as final details are still being worked out.

BS posted a video of herself with Sam Wednesday and her nails were certainly looking wedding ready as she and Sam rode around town sipping champagne in a Rolls-Royce.

The wedding's been in the works for months ... remember, Sam popped the question back in September, not long after he was spotted shopping for rings.

Britney and Sam have been living it up during their engagement ... jet setting to Cabo, Cancun, Las Vegas and Hawaii ... where they were riding jet skis, booking lavish suites and dining in the trendiest restaurants.

Unclear what Britney will wear for the big event, but she documented a visit from Donatella Versace in March -- so that could've been a big hint on who designed her dress.

Britney made it clear she wanted to get married, buy a house and have kids following the end of her conservatorship ... so she's close to checking off a significant part of that list.

While Britney and Sam announced she was pregnant back in April, she says she tragically suffered a miscarriage ... though BS says the couple is still trying to have a baby.

The couple met way back in 2016 on the set of Britney's music video for "Slumber Party" and have been smitten with one another ever since.

This will be Britney's third time walking down the aisle -- she was previously married to Jason Alexander and Kevin Federline -- and the first for Sam.

Britney Spears Says She’s Suffered Miscarriage: “We Lost Our Miracle Baby”

(5/14/22) Britney Spears has lost her first child with fiancé Sam Asghari.

The pop star broke the news of her miscarriage in a statement posted to her Instagram feed on Sunday. “It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that we lost our miracle baby early in the pregnancy,” she and Asghari wrote in a joint statement. “This is a devastating time for any parent. Perhaps we should have waited to announce until we were further along. However we were overly excited to share the good news.”

Spears and Asghari went on to say that it’s their “love for each other” that’s giving them strength at this difficult moment. “We will continue trying to expand our beautiful family. We are grateful for all of your support,” the pair continued. ” We kindly ask for privacy during this difficult moment.”

Spears and Asghari have been engaged since September of last year, and first announced the pregnancy in April—around five months after Spears’ 13-year-long conservatorship came to an end. In response to Spears’ Instagram post, Asghari commented, “We will have a miracle soon.”

Spears shares teenage sons Jayden and Preston with ex-husband Kevin Federline.

Britney Spears says she is pregnant

(4/11/22) Britney Spears revealed on Monday that she is pregnant.

The ‘Toxic’ hitmaker, who last year was freed from a conservatorship that gave her father Jamie Spears control over her financial, healthcare and professional decisions, shared that she is expecting a new addition to her family with her husband Sam Asghari but first thought she was just “food pregnant.”

The 40-year-old pop star – who part of the controversial legal arrangement had a contraceptive device fitted – wrote on Instagram on Monday: ” So I got a pregnancy test … and uhhhhh well … I am having a baby … 4 days later I got a little more food pregnant It’s growing !!! If 2 are in there … I might just loose (sic) it … I obviously won’t be going out as much due to the paps getting their money shot of me like they unfortunately already have …”

Spears, who already has two sons Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden, 15, with her ex Kevin Federline, admitted that he she experienced mental health issues during her previous pregnancies when “women didn’t talk about it.”

“It’s hard because when I was pregnant I had perinatal depression,” she said. “I have to say it is absolutely horrible … women didn’t talk about it back then … some people considered it dangerous if a woman complained like that with a baby inside her … but now women talk about it everyday … thank Jesus we don’t have to keep that pain a reserved proper secret … This time I will be doing yoga every day !!! Spreading lots of joy and love!!!

The ‘Circus’ hitmaker was inspired to find out after her recent trip to Hawaii and wondering “what happened to” her tummy. “I lost so much weight to go on my Maui trip only to gain it back … I thought “Geez … what happened to my stomach ???” My husband said “No you’re food pregnant silly!!!”

Britney Spears vows to sue ex-biz manager: ‘They were trying to kill me’

(2/23/22) Britney Spears vowed to sue her former business management company Wednesday, saying she felt so helpless in the hands of the firm’s founder that she feared for her life.

“I will sue the s–t out of Tri Star !!!!” the pop star, 40, wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post.

Spears claimed her estranged father, Jamie Spears, “worshipped” both Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group founder Lou Taylor and her associate Robin Greenhill.

“[He] would have done anything they asked of him !!!!” she wrote. “I think they were trying to kill me … I still to this very day believe that’s EXACTLY what they were trying to do.”

Jamie, 69, employed Tri Star as the business manager of Britney’s estate shortly after placing her under a conservatorship in 2008. The company worked with the “Toxic” singer for over a decade before resigning in the fall of 2020.

A Los Angeles judge terminated Britney’s conservatorship in November 2021 after she accused her dad and managers of abuse during a damning court hearing that summer.

“Nobody else would have lived through what they did to me !!!” Britney continued in Wednesday’s post. “I lived through all of if [sic] and I remember all of it !!!!”

Taylor’s attorney, Charles Harder, said in a statement to Page Six that Britney’s claims on Instagram were “entirely false as well as highly offensive, damaging and unacceptable.”

Jamie’s lawyer, Alex Weingarten, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

All eyes have been on Tri Star since the New York Times released its “Controlling Britney Spears” documentary in September 2021, which included claims that Jamie, Taylor, Greenhill and Black Box Security president Edan Yemini had monitored the Grammy winner’s phone and bugged her bedroom while she was under the conservatorship.

Jamie’s then-lawyer, Vivian Lee Thoreen, said his “actions were done with the knowledge and consent of Britney,” while Tri Star and Black Box denied wrongdoing.

But Britney’s high-powered attorney, Mathew Rosengart, called the allegations a “shameful and shocking violation of her privacy rights and civil liberties” and has continued to investigate them, most recently calling on former FBI special agent Sherine Ebadi, who in January corroborated that Jamie had spied on his daughter.

Rosengart has repeatedly requested depositions from Jamie, Taylor and Greenhill, all of whom have yet to sit down with the former federal prosector to testify under oath.

Britney Spears is leaving longtime LA home as conservatorship ends

(2/23/22) Britney Spears is saying no more.

Three months after her 13-year conservatorship came to end, the pop singer is ready to make a lot of changes in her life — and that includes giving up her longtime California abode.

Spears, who turned 40 in December, took to Instagram to announce she is leaving her Thousand Oaks home she spent more than six years in and is shopping around for a new place.

“So this is the view from my room … It’s pretty spectacular,” Spears wrote alongside a video of the sun setting over her backyard. “I’ve lived in this house for seven years and I’m in the process of buying a new home … It’s time for change!”

“I’ve been pretty modest about the home I live in now,” she continued. “I know you guys have seen me dance in my living room … But honestly I have three living rooms. Maybe one day I’ll give you guys a tour, but until then here’s the pink sky!”

The “Oops! … I Did It Again” singer, who is currently working on a tell-all book in a landmark deal worth $15 million, purchased the five-bedroom, eight-bathroom home for $7.4 million in October 2015.

Spanning a colossal 20 acres, the estate is estimated to be worth over $10 million, according to Zillow. It has yet to hit the market.

Regularly posting dance videos on social media from her living room, Spears spent the majority of the pandemic holed up inside the home.

Tucked in a gated enclave, the Italianate villa opens to a marble-floored foyer that leads into a carpeted great room with a 35-foot-high ceiling and a fireplace.

The formal living room is anchored by a limestone mantelpiece, while its oak-paneled library — outfitted with built-in bookshelves — boasts Parquet de Versailles floors and its own hearth.

A kitchen with a center island connects to the informal dining room with a bay window.

On the second floor is the primary suite, replete with a private terrace with mountain views and a marble bathroom. Neighboring it are with four guest bedrooms and a media room.

The estate also showcases a 1,200-square-foot poolside pavilion with its own full kitchen, bath and 3,500-bottle wine cellar, plus a rear motor court with access to a six-car garage, flowering gardens, an infinity pool, a stand-alone spa and a fruitful orchard.

Also on the grounds is a lighted tennis court and a three-hole golf course.

Britney Spears Lands Multimillion-Dollar Book Deal

(2/21/22) Britney Spears has landed a multimillion-dollar book deal with publisher Simon & Schuster. The big bucks pact came together over the past few months, Deadline has confirmed from sources close to the situation.

According to the New York Post‘s Page Six, the deal is priced at $15 million, and will cover topics including her professional and her personal lives. Page Six was first to report the deal.

Deadline has reached out to Simon & Schuster for comment.

The deal comes just over four months after a Los Angeles Superior Court judge formally ended the conservatorship that controlled the 40-year-old Spears’ life for nearly 14 years.

Sources say the book deal is unrelated to the publication last month of Things I Should Have Said, the memoir by sister Jamie Lynn Spears.

In a since-deleted Instagram post, Britney Spears had lashed out at her sister’s book, writing, “Congrats best seller…..The nerve of you to sell a book now and talk s—t but your f—king lying…..I wish you would take a lie detector test so all these masses of people see you’re lying through your teeth about me !!!! I wish the almighty, Lord would could come down and show this whole world that you’re lying and making money off of me !!!! You are scum, Jamie Lynn.”

A subsequent cease and desist salvo from Britney Spears’ lawyer Matthew Rosengart read, “Although Britney has not read and does not intend to read your book, she and millions of her fans were shocked to see how you have exploited her for monetary gain. She will not tolerate it, nor should she.”

Britney Spears Invited By Congressmen To Share Her Story In D.C.

(2/16/22) Britney Spears was invited by two U.S. lawmakers, Democrats Charlie Crist of Florida and Eric Swalwell of California, to “meet with us in Congress” and share her struggle to end the conservatorship her father Jamie oversaw that controlled much of her life.

“There is no doubt that your story will empower countless others outside the millions that are already inspired by you and your art,” the congressmen wrote in a December 1 letter to the singer.

Spears posted the invitation on Instagram today writing, “I received this letter months ago…An invitation to share my story…I was immediately flattered and at the time I wasn’t nearly at the healing stage I’m in now.”

She continued with an acknowledgement to the congressional duo.

“I’m grateful that my story was even ACKNOWLEDGED!!!” wrote Spears. “Because of the letter, I felt heard and like I mattered for the first time in my life !!!”

Last November, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge formally ended the conservatorship that controlled Spears’ life for nearly 14 years and later gave Spears the power to execute financial documents related to her estate.

Father Jamie Spears and others had controlled those decisions since 2008.

Britney Spears Formally Free From Conservatorship, Judge Rules

(11/12/21) For the first time in almost 14 years, Britney Spears can finally hold a pen to paper.

The 40-year-old Princess of Pop is finally able to sign her own paperwork and manage her finances following the end of her conservatorship.

According to Variety, Judge Brenda J. Penny granted those rights back to Spears at a hearing on Wednesday.

The “Toxic” singer’s attorney Mathew Rosengart, went to Los Angeles Superior Courthouse on her behalf.

Following the hearing, outside the courthouse Rosengart said that while this win for Spears is a minor one, the judge has granted her the power to endorse documents herself, meaning “she has the power to do whatever she wants to do.”

Rosengart also spoke to Judge Penny after the court hearing, saying his client, “as an independent woman, not under conservatorship,” should be able to write documents herself.

In 2008, Spears’ father, Jamie was appointed her conservator and has been in control of her finances and other major decisions since.

The lengthy conservatorship was fully terminated on Nov. 12 by Judge Penny. However, Spears’ accountant John Zabel was given power of execution of the estate trust and power to transfer assets into the trust.

Wednesday’s hearing has instructed Zabel to continue work until Jan. 19, when the next hearing is set to take place.

Jamie was called on the phone during the court hearing and his lawyer, Alex Weingarten, asked Penny for the Grammy winner’s father to have access to the estate plan.

But Zabel’s attorney, also present in the courtroom, strongly objected to this motion, saying, “In a normal situation, a normal person would never have to show their estate plan” to their family or friends.

Rosengart also alleged outside the courtroom that Jamie didn’t cooperate with his demands for certain documents that his law firm feels will “shed light in regard to his abuses and the alleged conduct.” He added that if Spears’ father doesn’t comply with his requests, his firm will serve him a deposition.

“We served papers for his deposition. He did not appear for his deposition the first time; he did not appear for his deposition a second time, so he has not yet been deposed,” the attorney explained. “But he will be deposed in this case. I look forward to taking his deposition.”

Britney Spears Formally Free From Conservatorship, Judge Rules

(11/12/21) After 13 years, #FreeBritney is now more than just a hashtag.

“The court agrees to the termination of the conservatorship,” Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny ruled Friday, in favor of Britney Spears.

Aside from some self-described “administrative” matters to wrap everything up, the packed hearing this afternoon in downtown Los Angeles put an effective end to the conservatorship that has controlled almost every aspect of Spears’ life since 2008. Agreed to by all the lawyers in the courtroom, the somewhat expected result follows a turbulent year for the singer and the restrictive legal entanglement she has been snared in.

As the one-time Princess of Pop’s lawyer Matthew Rosengart presented a plan to terminate the conservatorship, today marked the culmination of a summer of virtual court appearances by the 39-year-old singer, fiery filings filled with invectives and accusations from multiple parties, and several timely documentaries that put the ultimately court-controlled conservatorship under a very public magnifying glass.

Proclaiming that the “time has come to end the conservatorship” right at the start of the hearing, Rosengart described the “safety net” that has been put in place for both his client and the winding down of the long-standing arrangement. A “termination care plan” for the singer and a financial plan, filed today under seal by attorneys for temporary co-conservator CPA John Zabel, will help buffer the transition, Rosengart noted.

With future hearings set for December 8 and January 19, 2022 in Penny’s courtroom, the only “caveat” to complete termination of the conservatorship, according to Rosengart, are giving some necessary “limited administrative powers” to Zabel. Those powers will enable the temporary co-conservator to “transfer assets out of the trust into the trust” and the “execution of estate plan documents.”

Pushing for an end to the conservatorship for his own legal reasons, Britney’s father and former co-conservator Jamie Spears dialed in to today’s hearing with his newly minted lawyer Alex M. Weingarten in the courtroom. After coming up short in the last hearing in late September, the elder Spears ditched his long-standing Holland & Knight team for the Willkie Farr & Galagher LP partner.

Spears’ supporters have been outside the downtown Los Angeles courthouse for every hearing in this increasingly high-profile case since last year. Today, with the feeling buoyant that the end of the conservatorship was in sight, a larger and even louder than usual crowd gathered on L.A.’s Grand Avenue to await the outcome of the proceedings inside.

In a beat-filled social media post by Spears’ fiancé Sam Asghari on Thursday, the singer and her spouse paid direct tribute to the #FreeBritney masses.

Of course, even with Friday’s decision there remains some legal mopping up to do as the financials of Spears’ $60 million estate are sorted through. In that process, and with the drama simmering, Jamie Spears and his daughter’s former business manager Tri Star Sports and Entertainment Group are now under scrutiny as Rosengart and others follow the money.

Rosengart, a former prosecutor, has been pushing the resistant Tri Star to hand over documents on its work for his client and on the conservatorship from 2008-2018. Additionally, even with the elder Spears knocked off his once powerful co-conservatorship perch by the court on September 29 due to the “toxic environment” between the father and daughter, Jamie Spears is still facing calls to sit for a deposition in the matter.

Adding to the situation that Britney Spears herself has called “abusive” in a previous hearing this past summer, her seemingly supportive mother Lynne Spears wants her daughter’s estate to shell out for her legal fees and more.

Britney Spears has pushed back hard on that in a since-deleted social media post from earlier this month.

“She secretly ruined my life,” the singer said of her mother, who was an advocate for her daughter to ditch her court-appointed attorney and bring Rosengart aboard this summer. “My dad may have started the conservatorship 13 years ago …but what people don’t know is that my mom is the one who gave him the idea.”

As recommend by Rosengart, Zabel was officially appointed as the interim fiduciary advisor and temporary conservator of the business and financial side of Spears’ affairs after the September 29 hearing. Added to the matter in 2019, Jodi Montgomery remains the co-conservator in charge of Spears’ personal and medical matters for the time being until the hearings later this year and in early 2022.

People’s Choice Awards Nominations

(10/27/21) The event takes place on Tuesday, December 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. E! will kick off the night with a red carpet special at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

Voting for the 40 categories runs today through Wednesday, November 17 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Fans can vote online or on Twitter.

THE SOCIAL STAR OF 2021
1 Addison Rae
2 Britney Spears
3 Charli D’Amelio
4 Dwayne Johnson
5 Justin Bieber
6 Kim Kardashian West
7 Kylie Jenner
8 Lil Nas X

Britney Spears Thanks #FreeBritney Movement For “Freeing Me From My Conservatorship”

(10/4/21) Less than a week after a California judge removed Britney Spears’ father from his powerful role in the conservatorship that has ruled the singer’s life since 2008, the one-time Princess of Pop has directly addressed recent events and her fans for the first time.

On a day when Facebook and Instagram were down for hours, a vacationing Spears took to Twitter to say thank you to her #FreeBritney supporters for “your constant resilience in freeing me from my conservatorship.”

After a tumultuous summer of Los Angeles Superior Court appearances, resignations, new lawyers, a Spears family civil war, and some very disturbing surveillance revelations courtesy of New York Times reporting, Judge Brenda Penny on September 29 temporarily suspended Jamie Spears from his co-conservatorship role. Up until last week, the elder Spears has essentially been in charge of his 39-year old daughter’s $60 million fortune and career for 13-years – the last two of which haven’t seen Britney perform or put out any music.

With a recommended CPA now in charge of the business portion of the recently engaged Britney Spears’ life, the next schedule court hearing of November 12 will likely see the termination of the actually conservatorship kick into play.

A long-ish game the elder Spears is none too pleased with, as he made clear on September 30.

“Respectfully, the court was wrong to suspend Mr. Spears, put a stranger in his place to manage Britney’s estate, and extend the very conservatorship that Britney begged the court to terminate earlier this summer,” a long statement issued via Jamie Spears’ lead lawyer Vivian Thoreen said. Unlike an immediate termination, the suspension means the elder Spears has to hand over all the files and accounting on the conservatorship — material that Briteny’s lawyer Matthew Rosengart has said opening in court and in court filings he expects to be damning for the patriarch.

At the September 29 hearing, Thoreen exclaimed that she would fight the suspension, only to be informed by Judge Penny it was not appealable. The Holland & Knight LLP attorney also cited the requirements of the statute surrounding conservatorships to demand that Britney Spears sit down for an interview on the matter within 48 hours. Judge Penny had to tell Thoreen that the measure is only applicable if a new conservator is being appointed, not a temporary one, as is the case here.

What actually get turned over to the new John Zabel-led conservatorship team, which includes the business manager the elder Spears himself picked out, in a timely fashion remains to be seen — like so much in this sordid case.

Britney Spears has no plans to perform after conservatorship: report

(10/2/21) Extra, extra this just in: Britney Spears won’t be returning to the stage once her conservatorship is done with, according to TMZ.

Performing just isn’t a priority for the 39-year-old singer, and unfortunately for fans there’s reportedly a slim chance she’ll be doing it again soon.

The report falls in line with Spears’ manager, Larry Rudolph, resigning from her team in July and citing the pop star’s desire to “officially retire.”

“It has been over 2½ years since Britney and I last communicated, at which time she informed me she wanted to take an indefinite work hiatus,” Rudolph, who worked with Spears for 25 years, said at the time.

Plus, Britney told the court in June that she felt “enslaved” by her father, Jamie Spears, throughout her conservatorship while performing endlessly for years.

“In California, the only similar thing to this is called sex trafficking, making anyone work against their will, taking all their possessions away: credit card, phone, passport,” the “Slave 4 U” singer told the court over the phone.

Thankfully, if Spears ever does decide to return to the stage, it won’t be under her father’s thumb thanks to Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny.

On Sept. 29 the judge removed Jamie from his daughter’s conservatorship after 13 years — calling his control over Britney’s life “toxic.”

Penny’s ruling came the same week Britney’s attorney, Mathew Rosengart, petitioned the court to suspend Jamie from her conservatorship “immediately.”

Rosengart also requested to appoint certified public accountant John Zabel as Spears’ temporary conservator which Judge Penny approved.

Britney Spears’ Repressive 13-Year Long Conservatorship Set To End In November; Dad Booted From Powerful Perch By Judge

(9/29/21) The harsh and much criticized conservatorship that has dominated Britney Spears’ life for more than a decade isn’t over, but the onetime Princess of Pop is now free of her father’s direct control, a California judge ruled Wednesday.

In a packed hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court this afternoon, Judge Brenda Penny agreed with the passionate request of the younger Spears and her personally picked legal team that it was time for Jamie Spears to be suspended from his perch overseeing her nearly $60 million fortune and career.

“It’s simple, it’s logical, it’s fair and it’s just,” Britney Spears’ primary lawyer Matthew Rosengart said about the suspension of the elder Spears during the hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court downtown. “She doesn’t want a settlement with her father, she doesn’t want mediation with her father, she doesn’t want delay,” the formal federal prosecutor told Penny this afternoon.

“The current situation is not tenable,” Judge Penny said regarding the “toxic environment” of the relationship between the pop singer and her estranged father. Unlike previous court hearings this past summer on the conservatorship, Britney Spears herself was not present, in person or via the phone, Jamie Spears and his ex-wife Lynn both participated today via phone.

A CPA has been appointed as a temporary co-conservator until at least December 31. However, it is expected that the termination process will go into full effect after the next hearing set for November 12.

“Absolutely, there should and must be termination,” Rosengart told the court, stealing much of Jamie Spears and his lawyers’ thunder. “My client wants, my client needs an orderly transition,” the attorney added

Heading towards that November hearing, Jamie Spears, under his fiduciary duties, is expected to hand off all files relating to the conservatorship team in a timely matter. That team, it should be noted, includes the newly minted co-conservator, but also the business manager that the elder Spears handpicked to handle his daughter’s affairs.

The hard fought removal of the elder Spears from the conservatorship saw roars and chants of “free by 40” from the nearly 100 assembled #freebritney supporters outside the courthouse entrance on Grand Avenue.

Today’s anticipated hearing comes after a summer of virtual court appearances by the 39-year-old singer and on the heels of weeks of fiery filings filled with invectives and accusations from multiple parties. The long-scheduled hearing Wednesday also follows a trio of timely documentaries putting the ultimately court-controlled conservatorship under magnifying glasses of varying poignancy.

In a potential crafty move, as his own behavior and role over the past 13 years has come under a harsh spotlight, the elder Spears moved on September 7 to terminate the conservatorship altogether. The dramatic reversal on the part of Jamie Spears would have allowed the estranged patriarch to sidestep further probes into his conduct over the decades in regards to Britney’s cash and her agency.

A termination could have also seen Penny ordering that the younger Spears undergo a medical and/or psychological examination to determine her competency. Whether Britney Spears can take care of herself and her affairs has always been a point of contention since the conservatorship was slapped on her in 2008 after a series of highly charged public situations.

Clearly not happy at all, Jamie Spears’ primary attorney Vivian Thoreen adopted an almost scorched Earth approach as it became obvious the proceedings were not going in her client’s favor.

Early on the Holland & Knight LLP lawyer formally disputing the growing scandal of extensive spying on Britney Spears by security teams authorized by her father, as reported by the New York Times late last week in print and on video. Later, Thoreen suggested the courtroom be sealed so a discussion could be had about the singer’s medical issues and care. That didn’t didn’t fly far with Judge Penny and fizzled fast.

After the suspension order was granted, Thoreen demanded to know if Britney Spears was to be interviewed over the next 48 hours over the changes in the conservatorship, as stipulated by the statute. A patient, but not too patient, Judge Penny had to correct Thoreen’s understanding of the letter of the law. The LASC judge explained such a sit-down with a conservatee is only necessary when a permanent conservator is being appointed, not at temporary one as in this case.

After already pushing this past week for Jamie Spears’ immediate suspension and insinuating that a “serious investigation” and more charges may come from claims in the FX and Hulu film Controlling Britney Spears that the performer’s father and security team monitored her every move and word (including in her own bedroom), Rosengart, who was hired in July, stepped it up a notch yesterday in an already high-pitched affair.

“Mr. Spears’s desperation to avoid suspension is self-evident and self-serving,” said the Greenberg Traurig lawyer in an objection document placed in the LASC docket after Jamie Spears threw up the legal equivalent of dust over his own fate. “He wants to escape justice and accountability (but will not) and he will evidently do or say anything to avoid it,” added Rosengart’s filing (read it here). “He knows that when he is suspended he must turn over the conservatorship files, including purported attorney-client privileged documents (communications with his lawyers), to the new temporary conservator.”

Rosengart has nominated CPA John Zabel to replace Britney Spears’ father as co-conservator. In the opening reaction in the eleventh-hour skirmish, Jamie Spears’ Holland & Knight LLP lawyer on Monday called Zabel unqualified to oversee such a complex estate and essentially unnecessary.

“There is no need for a temporary conservator because there is no vacancy in the position of conservator,” the elder Spears’ attorneys declared in their own filing. “Mr. Spears continues to serve faithfully as Conservator of the Estate, as he has done for the past thirteen years. Mr. Spears has not and should not be suspended, especially since the Conservatorship should soon be terminated.”

Adding more last-minute drama before this afternoon’s hearing, Britney Spears’ other co-conservator, Jodi Montgomery, who has handled the singer’s personal and medical affairs since 2019, pulled her $50,000-a-month request for 24/7 security as public scrutiny of the conservatorship has increased in recent months.

After battling with Jamie Spears since early July over approval of the pricey bill from Black Box Security, Montgomery filed a notice of withdrawal (read it here) this morning, saying the additional protection is “no longer needed at this time.”

Of course, the fact that Black Box and its leadership team are being accused of participating in the invasive surveillance of Britney Spears on behalf of her father probably wasn’t a good look for Montgomery anymore.

Amid Rosengart’s call for a new hearing on the matter, federal officials are reportedly looking into an investigation of the allegations in the New York Times-produced Controlling Britney Spears documentary that came out Friday as a follow-up to the Emmy-nominated Framing Britney Spears.

Britney Spears Says Much of CNN Special 'Untrue' ... But Looking for Fresh Start

(9/27/21) Britney Spears is warning fans and viewers of a new documentary about her conservatorship to take it with a grain of salt ... because she claims a lot of the information is untrue.

According to our sources ... Britney's latest Instagram post is specifically calling out the CNN special -- "Toxic: Britney Spears' Battle For Freedom" -- that debuted Sunday night, and she has a list of reasons why she's not down with it.

Aside from Britney claiming it's loaded with inaccuracies -- even though she says she's only watched a little bit of it -- she suggests that it's all about stuff that happened in the past ... and she's trying to move forward.

Brit also seems to take issue with the dialogue not being very "classy," doesn't like the footage they used of her ... and implies the general tone of the special is unkind.

Now, while we're told she's referring to the CNN special, it's actually another one -- the new NYT documentary, "Controlling Britney Spears" -- that made more headlines for the allegation her father, Jamie Spears, recorded her bedroom conversations.

So far, at least, Britney's staying mum on that claim, but as we reported ... her attorney Mathew Rosengart will almost certainly raise the alleged recordings during Wednesday's conservatorship hearing.

Strangely, the singer's IG post takes a left turn where she focuses on her "Rose Project" and how she once kissed Madonna and suffers from social anxiety.

Then, she reveals she's wearing white for her post for "new beginnings" ... which possibly alludes to her huge court hearing and her father finally stepping down as her conservator.

Britney Spears Lawyer Suggests Jamie May Take the 5th ... Over Secret Bedroom Recordings

(9/27/21) Britney Spears' lawyer is outraged and indignant over revelations his client was secretly recorded even in her bedroom, and he's filed legal docs suggesting Jamie Spears and the conservators may have committed a crime.

Attorney, Mathew Rosengart, is referring to the NYT doc, "Controlling Britney Spears," in which a former member of the security team Jamie hired claims there are hours and hours of recordings that should never have been made, especially those in Britney's bedroom.

Rosengart says in his docs ... some of what was captured may involve the attorney/client relationship, which are "a sacrosanct part of the legal system." Rosengart notes California is a 2-party state -- meaning all parties on a recording must have given their prior approval to be recorded, and if they're not, it's a crime.

And, Rosengart seems to have his sights set on Jamie for Wednesday's big hearing, and it seems this issue is coming up as even more ammo to get Jamie out of the conservatorship.

What's more ... Rosengart makes it clear in the docs ... he's going to depose Jamie and will ask about the recordings, and if Jamie invokes the 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination, it will be telling.

Rosengart's latest filing makes it clear ... he's doubling down to get Jamie out, but Britney's dad has already all but said he'll be gone for good Wednesday.

And, Rosengart ends with this ... once Jamie's gone, there must be a "prompt termination of the conservatorship."

Britney Spears Plans For Prenup Amidst New Push For Father’s Fast Exit From Conservatorship

(9/22/21) Britney Spears is going to have a prenuptial agreement with new fiancé Sam Asghari and that’s now part of the reason she wants her purse strings holding father to exit her repressive conservatorship ASAP.

Just two weeks after Jamie Spears unexpectedly moved to wind down the 13-year old legal arrangement, the much speculated revelations of the twice previously married Toxic singer’s decision to seek financial protection before saying her new vows came in a court filing today by Spears’ Greenberg Traurig LLP lawyers …and it ain’t unicorns and roses.

“While the present Termination Petition is fully supported by Ms. Spears and also consented to by Conservator of the Person Jodi Montgomery subject to proper transition and asset protection, the Termination Petition also speaks emphatically in support of the primary, present issue before the Court: the immediate and necessary suspension of Mr. Spears, by no later than September 29th,” says Spears’ primary attorney Matthew Rosengart in the LA Superior Court filing Wednesday.

After a summer of repeated high drama in Judge Brenda Penny’s DTLA courtroom and on the docket, the next upcoming hearing on Spears’ conservatorship has been long set for the end of this month, with an ever growing agenda.

“As we have previously stated, Britney Spears’s life matters. Britney Spears’s well-being matters,” today’s dense nine-page filing states. “And under the circumstances, every day matters because every day Mr. Spears clings to his post is another day of anguish and harm to his daughter, which is avoidable via immediate suspension.”

In his September 7 filing, the elder Spears, who controls the financial aspects of his daughter’s life, her nearly $60 million fortune and her career, offered to do his part to begin a “transition” end the conservatorship. “If Ms. Spears wants to terminate the conservatorship and believes that she can handle her own life, Mr. Spears believes that she should get that chance,” Jamie Spears’ Holland & Knight LLP lawyers wrote.

Staining the issue even more, the elder Spears was looking for a payout of around $2 million before walking away from his offspring’s affairs. A situation that resembles nothing less than another self interested queasy set of sticky fingers in this self-described “Kafkaesque nightmare,” as today’s filing calls the conservatorship that has been in place since the younger Spears’ very public meltdown of sorts in 2008.

Of course, despite all the public attention, #freebritney placards and acclaimed documentaries on the matter, ultimately it is up to Judge Penny as to how this unravels or progresses. Potentially the younger Spears, who noticably has not directly petitioned herself to end the conservatorship, could face a medical evaluation and other subsequent fallout. In Wednesday’s filing, Britney Spear’s lawyer Rosengart said he anticipated the conservatorship would end “completely and inevitably” by the end of this year.

However, to that harried timeline, now there’s a whole new factor in Britney Spears’ life – a looming new marriage.

“Further, to all the reasons why immediate suspension always has been required, we now can add another essential one: as has been publicly reported, Ms. Spears recently became engaged,” the second supplement petition in as many months from Team Britney declares.

“With Ms. Spears’s consent and pursuant to her instructions, Ms. Spears and the undersigned counsel are in the process of engaging a family law attorney to craft a prenuptial agreement,” the filing goes on to say. “The prenuptial agreement process will require communications with and cooperation from the Conservator of her Estate but, as referenced above and well-established in the record, given that Ms. Spears’s relationship with that Conservator (her father) is broken, Mr. Spears’s continued involvement would impede the ability to negotiate and consummate a contract that all can agree is in Ms. Spears’s best interests.”

AKA – Britney wants control of her money, how she spends it and how she protects it, so get lost. Spears actually had a prenup with husband #2 Kevin Federline, which saw her paying out around $500,000 a year for the three years the parents of two were together.

In an another bit of throwback, the search for a family law attorney resembles Rosengart’s request earlier this summer to have forensic CPA Jason Rubin replace Jamie Spears in the conservatorship. Still, the suspension or resignation of the elder Spears would still leave co-conservator Jodi Montgomery in charge of the performer’s health and personal matters, as she has been since late 2019.

In a statement to Deadline this morning, lawyer Rosengart made sure to put the elder Spears, who Britney Spears has called “abusive” and demanded an investigation of, on further notice.

“We have exposed Mr. Spears’s efforts to obtain a quid pro quo payout, while also making clear that Britney Spears will no longer be bullied,” the former prosector said. “In the interim, we are moving forward with our July 26, 2021 Petition for the Suspension of James P. Spears, which is a prerequisite to the immediate restoration of my client’s dignity and fundamental rights,” Rosengart added.

“Our investigation into the financial and other abusive conduct at issue is ongoing.”

With the September 29 court hearing on the conservatorship now officially a battle royale, CNN, Netflix and others have rolled out specials and documentaries to conveniently catch the media wave.

As for the one-time Princess of Pop herself …after a brief break from social media around the time her and longtime beau Asghari announced their engagement, Britney Spears was online yesterday talking about her now teen sons in only the way a Mum can.

Britney Spears’ conservatorship to be explored in new Netflix doc

(9/21/21) “Hi. My name is Britney Spears.”

The 39-year-old singer’s recognizable voice anchors a new teaser trailer that dropped Tuesday for Netflix’s forthcoming documentary, “Britney vs Spears.”

In the clip, Spears can be heard leaving a voice message for her lawyer on January 21, 2009, at approximately 12:29 a.m.

“Hi. My name is Britney Spears. I called you earlier. I’m calling again because I just wanted to make sure that during the process of eliminating the conservatorship…” she says in the trailer.

Britney Spears’ lengthy and controversial 13-year conservatorship will be examined in “Britney vs Spears.” A full trailer will be released on Wednesday, Netflix said, and a release date has not been revealed.

The doc is directed by Erin Lee Carr and has been in the works for over a year.

The film centers around Spears’ conservatorship and will also feature people who know the “Womanizer” singer. The iconic pop star’s father, Jamie, filed a petition earlier this month to end the conservatorship that he has been in charge of for over a decade.

The next court date in the mother of two’s case is scheduled for Sept. 29.

Hulu and FX’s “Framing Britney Spears” was released in February and also details the entertainer’s battles and the #FreeBritney movement.

Jamie has been in charge of his daughter’s finances and career since 2008, after her public mental breakdown and divorce from Kevin Federline.

In June, Spears stood before a judge to plead her case and begged for an end to the “abusive” conservatorship she had been enslaved under.

Her shocking testimony revealed that Jamie controls her $60 million fortune and the Mississippi-native discussed in court how she had been drugged and forced to take birth control and compelled to work. “He loved the control [he had] to hurt his own daughter, one hundred thousand percent,” she said during her hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court.

“I’ve lied and told the whole world I’m OK, and I’m happy,” she sobbed. “I’ve been in denial. I’ve been in shock. I am traumatized.”

“I’m not happy. I can’t sleep. I’m so angry. It’s insane. And I’m depressed. I cry every day,” Spears continued. “I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive. It’s my wish and my dream for all of this to end.”

Britney Spears Already Taking Prenup Steps ... After Engagement to Sam

(9/13/21) Britney Spears has already taken steps to get a prenup drafted ... just a day after she and Sam announced their engagement ... sources tell TMZ.

Sources with direct knowledge who are close to Britney tell TMZ ... her camp is already mobilizing to get a prenup drafted. Britney's net worth reportedly hovers at around $60 million ... this money is hers, but although she's not making nearly what she raked in when she was performing, she's still making considerable coin.

Sam joked HE was the one who wanted a prenup, to protect his jeep and his shoes, but the reality is ... a prenup is not only in the cards -- it's necessary.

As we reported, Britney had a prenup with Kevin Federline, and that was before the conservatorship. It may be even more important now ... not because it's an omen -- it's just smart.

Britney announced the engagement Sunday, but did not say when they were getting married. This would be her third marriage, and it's unclear when they would tie the knot. But, her team isn't wasting any time getting the document signed, sealed and delivered ahead of the nuptials.

Britney Spears and Sam Asghari are engaged after nearly 5 years

(9/12/21) Britney Spears and Sam Asghari are engaged after nearly five years of dating, Page Six can confirm.

“The couple made their long-standing relationship official today and are deeply touched by the support, dedication and love expressed to them,” Asghari’s talent manager, Brandon Cohen of BAC Talent, exclusively told us. “Roman Malayev from NYC is the ring designer. He couldn’t be more happier [sic] to be involved and make this a one-of-a-kind ring.”

We’re told Asghari, 27, popped the question at 39-year-old Spears’ home with the 4-carat round brilliant stone in a platinum cathedral setting, enhanced with a floating solitaire design. It has Asghari’s nickname for Spears, “Lioness,” engraved inside the band.

“Every designer I spoke with about the ring was amazing with great ideas, but I just clicked with Roman — we really connected on the design and he was as excited as I was to make it special — that’s why I chose him,” the fitness expert said in a statement.

The couple also confirmed the news on Instagram Sunday, with the pop star sharing a video of herself smiling while showing off her rock next to her new fiancé.

Malayev, Forever Diamonds NY Founder and Master Jeweler, told Page Six on Sunday, “We are thrilled to congratulate Britney and Sam on their recent engagement.”

“We couldn’t feel more honored to create this ring for such a special couple. Their journey together has touched people around the world and we’re so excited to be a part of their forever.”

Rumblings that Spears and Asghari would be getting engaged soon first began earlier this month after Asghari was spotted ring shopping at Cartier in Beverly Hills.

The “Slumber Party” video star was seen at the time speaking to a sales rep at the high-end jewelry store and perusing their latest diamonds.

A source told us then Spears and Asghari were not engaged “yet,” but the personal trainer had been talking about proposing more and more lately.

“Sam wants to spoil Britney with a very special, over-the-top and meaningful proposal when the time is right,” the insider said. “He dreams of one day becoming a dad too, and Britney, of course, has always wanted to have more kids, especially now that hers are getting older.”

The source also shared that the couple had felt held back in moving forward with their relationship due to Spears’ restrictive conservatorship, which has been in place since 2008.

“Even though they have wanted to take the next step for a while now, Britney and Sam know it would be so much easier to do if she weren’t under the restraints she’s under,” the source added in early September. “But things are steadily progressing toward an engagement, that’s for sure.”

Fans then had a proposal fake-out when Asghari’s Instagram account posted a photo of a male hand holding a ring with the word “Lioness” embedded into it. Asghari quickly dismissed the photo as a leak, writing in an Instagram Story minutes later, “Account got hacked and was photoshopped — calm down everyone!”

However, it now appears the ring was indeed real and he posted it by mistake before the proposal.

Spears also previously expressed interest in taking the next steps in her relationship with Asghari.

During her bombshell June 23 testimony, the “Stronger” singer told the court that she wanted to marry her boyfriend and have a baby, but the conservatorship wouldn’t allow it.

“I have an [IUD] in my body right now that won’t let me have a baby and my conservators won’t let me go to the doctor to take it out,” she said at the time. “I feel ganged up on. I feel bullied and I feel left out and alone.”

The “Toxic” singer then added, “All I want is to own my money and for this to end and for my boyfriend to be able to drive me in his f—ing car.”

Now, she and Asghari will seemingly be able to do much more as they plan their future together.

Asghari first Spears when she hired the chiseled stud to appear as her love interest in her “Slumber Party” music video in October 2016.

He is set to be Spears’ third husband.

The pop star was previously married to Kevin Federline — the father of her sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James, both 15 — from 2004 to 2007. She also had a brief union with her childhood pal Jason Alexander for just 55 hours earlier in 2004.

Spears was previously engaged to her former agent Jason Trawick in 2011, but the pair called it quits by 2013.

Britney Spears 'Ecstatic' Her Dad Wants to end Conservatorship ... But Relationship is Still Ice-Cold

(9/8/21) Britney Spears is taking her dad at face value -- that he's down with ending the conservatorship -- and she is beyond happy.

Sources directly connected to Britney tell TMZ ... she's "ecstatic" Jamie has filed legal docs not only asking the judge to terminate the conservatorship, but to do so without another mental evaluation. Britney was adamant about this back in June when she testified in court.

We're told she views Jamie's 180 as a "total victory," and believes public pressure as well as the pressure applied by her lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, are responsible for his about-face.

That said, our sources tell us Britney's view of her dad and their relationship has not changed. She's still extremely angry at him over his role in the conservatorship.

We're also told Britney wants the issue of termination front and center at the next hearing on Sept. 29. As we reported, the purpose of that hearing is to discuss Jamie's future in the conservatorship. Britney wants him out and Jamie has already said he'll go.

Britney has not yet filed legal docs to end the conservatorship. Rosengart has said this is a 2-step process, the first of which is removing Jamie. He has not indicated when he might file docs to terminate, but now that Jamie has made his move, we're told Britney wants the issue squarely raised during the hearing.

As we reported, our Jamie sources say the docs he filed were designed to call the bluff on his critics ... he has been steadfast for years, and very recently as well, that Britney needs the guidance of a conservatorship to survive because of her condition. Although Jamie now says the conservatorship should end without a mental evaluation, our sources say he believes the judge will still order one. He has said in the past ... he does not believe the judge will cut the cord on the 13-year conservatorship.

Jamie Spears: The Inside Story on His Move to End Britney's Conservatorship

(9/8/21) Jamie Spears has done a 180 in the conservatorship battle over his daughter, but our sources say ... do NOT take the latest twist at face value.

Multiple sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ -- just one month ago Jamie was deeply concerned about his daughter's mental health. Our sources say Jamie feared the worst if the judge ended the conservatorship. He believed Britney's mental health was deteriorating.

Jamie, we're told, felt Jodi Montgomery -- Britney's personal conservator -- was not protecting his daughter and felt her motivation was saving her own job.

Jamie told people around him, "She's never getting out of the conservatorship," and our sources say he wasn't saying this to be draconian ... he believed it was necessary for her survival.

Now, Jamie says he believes Britney is able to care for herself, make financial decisions and run her life without any guidance. So, he's asking the judge to end the conservatorship. And, here's the key -- he's asking the judge to pull the plug without doing a mental evaluation.

So, why the radical change? As one source told us ... he's calling their bluff. Multiple sources say Jamie believes Britney has not gotten better ... he thinks she's gotten worse. One source put it this way ... "He knows how mentally ill his daughter is, and has genuinely tried to protect her."

Jamie, we're told, has no love lost for Britney's lawyer, Mathew Rosengart. By filing the latest legal docs, in a sense, Jamie thinks he trumped Rosengart, who has not yet filed a motion to end the conservatorship -- something he calls out in his legal docs. This puts Rosengart in an interesting position ... whether to join forces with Jamie at the Sept. 29 hearing and end the conservatorship, or not.

It's almost like saying, "Okay, you think the conservatorship should end. Then bring it on. Let's see what happens."

One source said they don't believe Jamie really wants the conservatorship to end, and certainly not without a medical evaluation. We're told Jamie does not believe the judge would terminate the conservatorship without a mental evaluation, and he has said privately he's sure that evaluation would present an insurmountable case to maintain the conservatorship.

So, he would get what he wants -- maintaining the conservatorship -- while also ending the lingering attacks targeting him. It might also ingratiate himself with his daughter.

And finally, according to a source directly connected to Jamie, he thinks his relationship with his daughter is not beyond repair. As the source said, "Jamie believes Britney will come back to him when things unravel again. She always has before."

Britney Spears: Jamie Asks Judge to Terminate Conservatorship

(9/7/21) In a stunning move, Jamie Spears is not just asking to leave Britney Spears' conservatorship, he's asking the judge to end it altogether.

In Jamie's documents, he says the judge saw fit to let his daughter hire her own lawyer, in Jamie's mind he says if she's allowed to do that there is no longer a legal basis to impose the restrictions that go along with the conservatorship.

As he says in the docs, "In so doing [allowing her to hire a lawyer], this Court has recognized that Ms. Spears has both the capacity and capability to identify, engage, and instruct counsel of her own choice, on her own, without the assistance of the Conservator or the Court. If Ms. Spears has the capability to engage counsel on her own, she presumably has capacity to handle other contractual and business matters."

Jamie notes Britney wants the conservatorship terminated without medical evaluation, and there's no requirement under California law for such an evaluation.

Jamie now says the conservatorship has lasted a LONG time -- 13 years -- and things have changed "to such an extent that grounds for establishment of a conservatorship may no longer exist."

As Jamie says, he wants best for his daughter, and if she wants out of the conservatorship and believes she can handle her own life, he feels she should get that chance.

Jamie notes his daughter pled with the court to have her life back without the safety rails of a conservatorship, she wants to make her own decisions, and he's now good with this.

Jamie says, "Ms. Spears has told this Court that she wants control of her life back without the safety rails of a conservatorship. She wants to be able to make decisions regarding her own medical care, deciding when, where and how often to get therapy."

He goes on ... "She wants to control the money she has made from her career and spend it without supervision or oversight. She wants to be able to get married and have a baby, if she so chooses. In short, she wants to live her life as she chooses without the constraints of a conservator or court proceeding."

And, he says, "If Ms. Spears wants to terminate the conservatorship and believes that she can handle her own life, Mr. Spears believes she should get that chance."

Jamie threw a little shade on Britney's lawyer, by saying, "Ms. Spears recently testified that she did not know, at least in the past, that she could petition to end the conservatorship without submitting to a full psychological evaluation. Given Ms. Spears' testimony, Mr. Spears does not know why a petition to terminate the conservatorship has not yet been filed."

Jamie also notes Britney "has recently demonstrated a level of independence that calls into question whether a conservator of the person is required." He points to the fact she's now driving again and wants to control her therapy sessions. He goes on to say there's no need anymore for Jodi Montgomery and she should also be discharged.

This is a seismic move ... there's a hearing set for Sept. 29 in which Jamie was supposed to step down as conservator of Britney's estate, but now he wants to short-circuit the process and end the long-running conservatorship entirely.

Britney Spears D.A. Won't File Charges ... Over Alleged Battery

(9/1/21) Britney Spears can rest a little easier after the ugly incident in which her housekeeper accused her of battery ... we've learned the singer will NOT be charged with a crime.

The Ventura County District Attorney's Office tells TMZ ... prosecutors decided NOT to file any criminal charges against Britney for misdemeanor battery.

The D.A. says the office declined to file charges "based on insufficient evidence that a crime had occurred and the lack of injury to the housekeeper or significant damage to the phone."

Britney's attorney, Mathew Rosengart, tells us "As I have previously-stated, this was nothing more than sensationalized-tabloid fodder -- an overblown 'he said, she said' regarding a cell phone. If this involved Jane Doe rather than Britney Spears it would not have been pursued or covered at all."

He continues, "Anyone can make an accusation but this should never have made it this far and we are glad the DA’s Office has done the right thing. Sadly, it is apparent that some have learned nothing from the past, and we sincerely hope the media and others will be more respectful of Ms. Spears in the future."

We broke the story ... one of Britney's longtime housekeepers accused her of battery during an argument over Brit's dogs, with the housekeeper claiming Britney slapped her phone out of her hands.

As we reported, the housekeeper called deputies to Britney's home, but later went to a Ventura County Sheriff's station to file a report, and the Sheriff's Dept. launched an investigation.

As we first told you ... Britney's dogs were taken to a vet after her dog sitter and housekeeper believed the pets were being neglected ... and that's what triggered the confrontation between Britney and her housekeeper.

The Ventura County Sheriff's Dept. wrapped up its investigation into Britney's housekeeper's claim and forwarded its findings to the Ventura County District Attorney's Office.

We were told the case basically boiled down to Brit's word against the housekeeper's story -- the housekeeper claims Britney struck her in the arm, while Britney claims all she did was swipe the phone out of her hand.

We're told the Sheriff didn't know which version was true, and the case was ultimately forwarded on to the D.A. to make the final call.

As we reported, our Britney sources were confident nothing would come of the allegations ... and ultimately that's what happened.

Meanwhile, we're told the housekeeper is no longer working for Britney and the dogs are back in the house.

Britney Spears Wants Her Father Removed From Conservatorship ASAP With No $2M Payoff

(8/31/21) The slow walk exit of Britney Spears’ father from the conservatorship that has ruled the performer’s life for the last 13 years needs to pick up the pace, the one-time Princess of Pop’s lawyer says — and without a price tag.

“Regardless of the past, Mr. Spears and his counsel are now on notice: the status quo is no longer tolerable, and Britney Spears will not be extorted,” says Matthew Rosengart in a fiery response filing today in Los Angeles Superior Court.

“Mr. Spears’s blatant attempt to barter suspension and removal in exchange for approximately $2 million in payments, on top of the millions already reaped from Ms. Spears’s estate by Mr. Spears and his associates, is a non-starter,” added the skilled former federal prosecutor who earlier this summer was brought on by Spears as her first chosen attorney in the much criticized conservatorship.

“The only honorable, decent, and humane course of action is for Mr. Spears to resign now, provide all necessary information to evaluate his accounting, and, if matters cannot be resolve consensually, to try to defend his accounting,” says the dense 12-page supplemental petition.

Already under direct and public pressure from his superstar offspring herself to be removed from the co-conservator perch he has occupied in one form or anther since 2008, Jamie Spears sent a resentment filled legal salvo on August 12 to begin a self-described “transition process.” With the next hearing in the convoluted conservatorship set for distant September 29 in Judge Brenda Penny’s DTLA courtroom, the elder Spears knows full well his disentanglement from his daughter’s professional affairs and nearly $60 million fortune could take months and months.

Seeking a suspension and resignation of her Dad, Britney Spears isn’t inclined to wait around such a long time for what will be more of a circus, as today’s filing makes crystal.

“Contrary to the powers that Mr. Spears and his counsel seek to arrogate unto themselves, they do not get to choose the time and place of Mr. Spears’s departure,” says the petition put in the court docket on Tuesday. “Those issues are governed by law, the best interests of Ms. Spears, and by this Court.”

“This is not about him, it is about the best interests of his daughter, which as a matter of law, mandate his removal,” declared Greenberg Traurig’s Rosengart to Deadline today of what he compares to a “hostage” situation. “Even putting aside the legal issues requiring his prompt removal, if he loves his daughter, Mr. Spears should resign now, today, before he is suspended. It would be the correct and decent thing to do.”

Jamie Spears’ Holland & Knight LLP lawyers did not respond to request for comment on today’s filing when contacted by Deadline.

Still, they may take solace in some court context here.

So far, Judge Penny has rejected or postponed any attempt to remove Jamie Spears from the conservatorship or offer a new and sooner day for a pretty packed hearing on the matter. As f right now, the elder Spears still hold the reigns on his daughter’s financial and career decisions while co-conservator Jodi Montgomery remains in charge of much of Britney Spears’ personal and medical affairs. In recent weeks, Rosengart has suggested to the court that forensic CPA Jason Rubin replace Spears Senior in his role in the conservatorship.

Britney Spears Housekeeper Battery Case Charges Under Review by D.A.

(8/27/21) Britney Spears might've thought this battery case with her housekeeper would "go nowhere" -- but she's not out of the woods yet ... we're told it's now been handed over to prosecutors who will make the call on whether Britney is hit with a criminal charge.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the Ventura County Sheriff's Dept.'s wrapped up its investigation into Britney's housekeeper's claim of battery from last week and forwarded its findings to the Ventura County District Attorney's Office Friday.

Law enforcement at the Ventura County Sheriff's Dept. has told TMZ ... they routinely send such cases over to the D.A. for review, unless it's clear the case has no merit. In this case, there are 2 versions -- the housekeeper says Britney struck her in the arm, but Britney says all she did was swipe the phone out of her hand. The Sheriff doesn't know which version is true, so that's why it was forwarded on.

The law enforcement sources also tell us the house keeper suffered no physical injuries.

As we've reported, our Brit sources were confident nothing would come of this ... and that still may end up being true at the finish line ... but until then, it's a waiting game.

TMZ broke the story ... Britney got into a spat with the housekeeper after the housekeeper showed Britney pics of the dogs in distress. Britney was angry the housekeeper was taking photos inside her house, and she tried wrestling the phone away.

The housekeeper -- who had worked for Britney for years -- is no longer working for the singer.

BTW ... the dogs were returned last Friday after being in the care of Britney's dog sitter for 2 weeks.

Stay tuned.

Britney Spears Dogs Taken Away ... She Blames Jamie

(8/20/21) Britney Spears' dogs were taken from her earlier this month -- this after her dog sitter and housekeeper believe the pets were being neglected -- and that's what triggered the confrontation between Britney and her housekeeper that led to a criminal investigation.

Sources directly connected to Britney tell TMZ ... around 2 weeks ago one of her dogs became sick and the housekeeper took that dog and Britney's other dog to the vet. The dogs never came home, and our sources say Britney's dog sitter -- who is also a nurse -- kept and took care of the dogs because she believed they weren't safe at Britney's home.

We're told on August 10 Britney called the Ventura County Sheriff's Dept. to report a theft, but when cops arrived at her home she backed off and sent them away -- this was first reported by Page Six. Our sources say she was prepared to file a theft report over the dogs but apparently had a change of heart.

Fast-forward to this past Monday morning. Britney still did not have her dogs and didn't know where they were, but suspected her dad had something to do with their disappearance.

Britney confronted her housekeeper and demanded to know where her dogs were and why they were taken away. Our Britney sources say the housekeeper expressed concern that the dogs had been neglected and showed Britney photos she had taken on her cellphone of one of the dogs that had just thrown up.

Britney believes the housekeeper -- who gets paid by Jamie -- sent Jamie the photos and he then called the dog sitter and told her to take the dogs away. Sources with direct knowledge say Jamie is "totally in the dark on what goes on in her home," adding, "He's been shut out."

In any event, we're told Britney became extremely upset and told the housekeeper she was not allowed to take photos in her house. Then we're told a struggle ensued and Britney knocked the phone out of the housekeeper's hands. Our Britney sources say she merely hit the phone, but law enforcement sources say the housekeeper alleged Britney struck her arm, which then caused her to lose her grip over the phone.

As of Thursday afternoon, Britney still did not get her dogs back, but she was hopeful that was about to happen.

TMZ broke the story ... the housekeeper filed a battery report with the Ventura County Sheriff's Dept. and the agency is investigating. A Sheriff's Dept. official tells TMZ when the investigation is complete the file will be sent to the D.A. to review for a possible misdemeanor battery charge.

Britney's people believe this is a nothing case that will never be filed.

Britney Spears called police to report theft at her home last week

(8/19/21) Go call the police, go call the governor.

Britney Spears dialed 911 to report a mysterious theft at her home last week, Page Six has exclusively learned.

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office received the call just before 6 p.m. PT on Aug. 10. However, after police arrived at the pop star’s mansion in Thousand Oaks, Calif., she decided not to pursue action.

“She called and wanted to report some type of theft,” the department’s media relations officer, Capt. Eric Buschow, told us on Thursday. “When deputies arrived and contacted her security staff, they informed the deputies that Ms. Spears decided she did not want to file a report at that time. And so, deputies left.”

Due to Spears’ sudden change of heart, there is no official record as to what was allegedly stolen from her house — and by whom.

“There was no law enforcement action at that time, no report taken or anything like that,” Buschow reiterated.

Spears’ attorney, Mathew Rosengart, did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.

Police were back on the “Toxic” singer’s doorstep only six days later due to an incident involving a member of her staff.

An unidentified female employee filed a police report against Spears, 39, on Monday morning, claiming the Grammy winner had struck her during a dispute over a cell phone.

Buschow told Page Six earlier on Thursday that the incident was classified as a “very minor misdemeanor battery” and that the staffer had “no injuries.”

However, Spears is now under investigation for battery, leaving the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office to decide whether to file charges against her.

Rosengart told us Monday’s incident was “nothing more than a ‘he said, she said’ regarding a cell phone, with no striking and obviously no injury whatsoever.”

Spears is in the midst of a court battle to end the conservatorship that has controlled her life and finances for the past 13 years.

Britney Spears Accused of Battery Against Housekeeper ... Britney and Camp Say Nonsense, Claim Fabricated, Going Nowhere

(8/19/21) Britney Spears is under investigation for an alleged battery on one of her longtime housekeepers during an argument over Britney's dogs, but Britney and her camp say the housekeeper is making it up and the case will go nowhere ... TMZ has learned.

Ventura County Sheriff's deputies were alerted to the incident Monday at Britney's house. According to our law enforcement sources ... the housekeeper told cops she had taken one of Brit's dogs to the vet, claiming there were issues with the treatment of the pet.

We're told the housekeeper claims Britney confronted her when she got back from the vet, they argued about the dog's wellness -- and then Britney allegedly slapped the housekeeper's phone out of her hands.

The housekeeper initially called deputies to the house, but then went to a Sheriff's station to file a report. Our sources say deputies attempted to get in touch with Britney to get her side of the story, but she would not speak with them ... but that's not unusual. Most lawyers would advise a client not to have such a discussion.

Now, a source connected to Britney denies there was any physical altercation, and claims the Sheriff's Dept. assured Brit's camp the case would go nowhere.

An official from the Sheriff's Dept. tells us the Dept. is still investigating and will submit the file to the District Attorney's Office, which will decide whether to file a misdemeanor battery charge against Britney.

Britney Spears’ Lawyer Declares “Major Victory” As Singer’s Dad Agrees To Exit Conservatorship, Though Not Without Spite

(8/12/21) Facing a flood of potential legal filings to come and the explicit declarations of his daughter, Jamie Spears has made a near 180-degree shift and decided to step down from Britney Spears’ extremely restricted conservatorship.
  • Revealed in a filing in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, the move received a near immediate response from the onetime Princess of Pop’s new-ish lawyer Matthew Rosengart.
  • “This is a major victory for Britney Spears,” the Greenberg Traurig lawyer told Deadline. “We are pleased that Mr. Spears and his lawyer have today conceded in a filing that he must be removed,” he added, saying “We are disappointed, however, by their ongoing shameful and reprehensible attacks on Ms. Spears and others.” (Read the full statement below.)
  • As for Britney Spears, she made no reference to legal matters Thursday, but the social media-active performer did post a video just as her father was filing his paperwork that certainly gave the impression she was having a good day.
  • As the fight over the often secretive conservatorship has spilled into the public sphere in recent months, the sudden but perhaps inevitable transformation by the elder Spears came with no small degree of spite in what has been a grudge-filled matter since the conservatorship was put in place in 2008.
  • “Even as Mr. Spears is the unremitting target of unjustified attacks, he does not believe that a public battle with his daughter over his continuing service as her conservator would be in her best interests,” the paperwork from Jamie Spears’ legal team at Holland & Knight LLP stated (read it here).
  • “So even though he must contest this unjustified Petition for his removal, Mr. Spears intends to work with the Court and his daughter’s new attorney to prepare for an orderly transition to a new conservator,” the filing added. “As the Court has likely surmised, before Ms. Spears’ new attorney arrived, Mr. Spears had already been working on such a transition with Ms. Spears’ former court-appointed counsel, Sam Ingham,” the filing declares.
  • That latter “transition” is a bit of jaw dropper in a sordid situation that has seen the elder Spears fight long and hard to maintain his perch overseeing the 39-year-old “Toxic” singer’s more than $50 million fortune and her career. To that, the elder Spears, who his daughter has demanded an investigation of and called an abuser, is definitely giving himself so wiggle room if he needs it.
  • “Mr. Spears will do his best to provide the factual basis that this Court needs and to cooperate in the transition to a new conservator,” his 13-page filing says. “As part of the transition process, Mr. Spears hopes to work with the Court and Ms. Spears’ new attorney to resolve pending matters related to his acts as Conservator, such as the pending Twelfth Account and a final account, to facilitate a smooth transition. When these matters are resolved, Mr. Spears will be in a position to step aside.”

    “But there are no urgent circumstances justifying Mr. Spears’ immediate suspension,” he adds. “Considering the true facts and the actual circumstances that currently exist, an orderly transition based on cooperation would most certainly be in the best interests of Ms. Spears. Regardless of his formal title, Mr. Spears will always be Ms. Spears’ father, he will always love her unconditionally, and he will always look out for her best interests.”

    Right now, after Judge Brenda Penny rejected the most recent efforts to remove the elder Spears from the conservatorship and move up a pivotal late September hearing date, co-conservator Jodi Montgomery remains in charge of much of Britney Spears’ personal and medical affairs. Correspondingly, Rosengart has sought in recent weeks to have forensic CPA Jason Rubin replace the elder Spears in his role in the conservatorship – a request that may become a reality sooner than later.

    Here’s Rosengart’s full statement from Thursday:

    This is a major victory for Britney Spears. I announced in Court on July 14 that, after 13 years of the status quo, it was time for Mr. Spears to be suspended or removed as conservator and that my firm and I would move aggressively and expeditiously for that outcome.

    Twelve days later, my firm filed a Petition for Mr. Spears’s suspension and removal based on strong, insurmountable legal grounds, which were unequivocally supported by the law and all parties involved, including Jodi Montgomery, Britney Spears, and her medical team.

    We are pleased that Mr. Spears and his lawyer have today conceded in a filing that he must be removed. We are disappointed, however, by their ongoing shameful and reprehensible attacks on Ms. Spears and others.

    We look forward to continuing our vigorous investigation into the conduct of Mr. Spears, and others, over the past 13 years, while he reaped millions of dollars from his daughter’s estate, and I look forward to taking Mr. Spears’s sworn deposition in the near future.

    In the interim, rather than making false accusations and taking cheap shots at his own daughter, Mr. Spears should remain silent and step aside immediately.

    Britney Spears Rebuffed In Efforts To Speed Up Tossing Her Father Off Conservatorship; Singer May Try Again

    (8/9/21) Britney Spears won’t get an earlier chance to try to chuck her father off of her restrictive conservatorship.

    In a tactical victory for Jamie Spears over his daughter’s expressed wishes, Los Angles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny today denied the request by the one-time Princess of Pop and her new-ish lawyer Matthew Rosengart

    “The Application is …Denied Without Prejudice,” checked Judge Penny for the August 5 filing by Rosengart to move a scheduled September 29 hearing ahead (read it here). Interestingly, the decision by the LASC official does allow Britney Spears’ attorney to file again in a new attempt to shift the pivotal hearing to sometime this month or early in September.

    Whether or not Rosengart takes that opportunity or not we don’t know right now as the GreenbergTraurig lawyer did not respond to request for comment today from Deadline. In his initial filing, Rosengart certainly had a sense of urgency to knock the elder Spears off the powerful perch he has held over almost every aspect of Britney Spears’ now highly controlled life since 2009. In the August 5 paperwork, which followed a filing to have Jamie Spears replaced by forensic CPA Jason Rubin, Rosengart said that “every day matters” that the father is overseeing his daughter’s finances, her more than $50 million fortune and career.

    Let’s see.

    Britney Spears Jodi Montgomery Has Concerns Over Mental Health ... But Jamie's Twisting 5150 Conversation

    (8/6/21) Britney Spears' personal conservator, Jodi Montgomery, has fired back at Jamie Spears, but what she's saying also raises issues about Britney's current mental health state.

    Montgomery is reacting to Jamie's legal filing Friday, in which he says Jodi raised concern about Britney's mental state, calling her "mentally sick" ... and even suggesting it might require a 5150 involuntary psychiatric hold.

    Jodi says, through her lawyer, Jamie misrepresented her position ... "At no time did Ms. Montgomery express to Mr. Spears that Ms. Spears would currently qualify for such a hold. The concern that Ms. Montgomery did raise to Mr. Spears during their telephone call is that forcing Ms. Spears to take the stand to testify or to have her evaluated would move the needle in the wrong direction for her mental health."

    As you know, it was actually Britney who told the judge she wanted to testify back in June. And, Jodi's lawyer is not saying Jodi did not raise the issue of a 5150 hold as an option ... the lawyer says Jodi never said she'd qualify for an involuntary psychiatric hold.

    The lawyer adds, "Ms. Montgomery does have concerns about Ms. Spears' 'recent behavior and overall mental health' as set forth in Jamie Spears Declaration ... Due to medical privacy, Ms. Montgomery cannot go into those concerns with any further detail except to say that having Jamie Spears continuing to serve as her Conservator instead of a neutral professional fiduciary is having a serious impact on Ms. Spears' mental health."

    Jodi's lawyer also notes Jamie said in his legal docs it was Jodi who got Britney into a mental health facility back in 2019. Jodi's lawyer says at the time Jodi was merely a case manager for Britney -- not her conservator -- and she signed the admission papers at the behest of Jamie.

    What's interesting here ... when Britney testified in June, she told the judge she was forced into the facility, but Jodi's lawyer seems to take issue with that, saying, "Ms. Spears consented to her placement at the facility in March, 2019."

    Jodi's lawyer ends by saying, "Lastly, Ms. Montgomery is saddened that her telephone call to Mr. Spears, made out of genuine concern for Ms. Spears, and intended to re-establish a working relationship with Mr. Spears towards Ms. Spears' mental health and well-being, is now being misrepresented and manipulated to gain some sort of tactical advantage in the pending proceedings to remove him as Conservator."

    Britney Spears Jamie Says Personal Conservator Told Him Britney's 'Mentally Sick'

    (8/6/21) Britney Spears personal conservator told Britney's dad less than a month ago, Britney was so mentally impaired the conservator raised the prospect of putting her under a 5150 psychiatric hold ... this according to Jamie Spears in new legal docs.

    In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Jamie says on July 9, 2021, he got a call from Jodi Montgomery, Britney's personal conservator, who sounded "very distraught" and expressed how concerned she was about Britney's recent behavior and overall mental health.

    Jamie says Jodi told him Britney was not "timely or properly taking her medications, was not listening to the recommendations of her medical team, and refused to even see some of her doctors."

    Jamie says Jodi asked for his help, but he said he did not have access to Britney's medical information since he hadn't been in control since late 2018.

    That's when Jamie says Jodi raised a 5150 psychiatric hold as an option.

    Jamie also said Jodi acknowledged that many of the statements Britney made in open court last June were false ... attributing the alleged falsehoods to the fact she's "mentally sick."

    Jamie then says on July 13, 2021, he got an email from Jodi who backtracked and discounted the need for a 5150.

    Also in the docs, Jamie takes aim at Britney's new lawyer, Mat Rosengart, saying Rosengart's allegations of malfeasance were "unsubstantiated, vague accusations."

    He makes a specific point of disputing Rosengart's claim Jamie denied Britney a trip to Hawaii. Jamie says that was simply false.

    And, Jamie says, his "sole motivation has been his unconditional love for his daughter and a fierce desire to protect her from those trying to take advantage of her."

    Jamie also says he's "dutifully and faithfully served as the Conservator of his daughter's Estate without any blemishes on his record." He goes on to say when he came on board, the Estate was in debt and facing 10's of millions of dollars in lawsuit, and he turned it around, so it's now $60+ million strong.

    He also says he worked hard with a team of professionals to restore Britney to good health, reunite her with her kids with whom she lost custody and help revive her career.

    Jamie is objecting to moving the hearing to remove him to later this month.

    Britney Spears Jamie's Replacement Will Audit Him ... Let's See How He Spent Her Money!!!

    (8/6/21) Britney Spears has made it abundantly clear she wants her father, Jamie, out as conservator of her estate and Jason Rubin to take his place ... and if and when he does, sources tell TMZ he'll put Jamie under the microscope.

    Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ ... if Rubin is appointed, the first order of business will be to conduct forensic accounting to determine if Jamie mishandled Britney's finances.

    Rubin is a CPA who routinely dives into complex businesses and does exactly that, and based on the documents that Britney's new lawyer, Matt Rosengart, has filed, there will be a lot to examine.

    One of the big-ticket items Rosengart has flagged ... a $500,000 payment to Britney's former business manager, Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group. Tri Star had been getting a 5% percent commission on Britney's gross entertainment-related income, and when she was performing the company was getting a bundle because Britney was making an enormous amount of money.

    When Britney went on hiatus in 2019, the amount Tri Star was getting dwindled to around $200,000 a year. A rep from the company sent Jamie an email asking to raise the minimum to $500,000, and Jamie approved it, despite an existing agreement that Tri Star allegedly had which did not entitle it to the additional $300,000 a year.

    Rosengart also cited Jamie's request for more than $1.3 million in attorney's fees, which included $541,000 for "media matters." Rosengart clearly thinks "media matters" is B.S.

    And, Rosengart took issue with Jamie paying himself $16,000 a month -- Rosengart says that's $2K more than Britney herself got.

    TMZ broke the story ... Britney wants her dad out immediately, and either wants the judge to move up the hearing date from late September to August, or suspend Jamie immediately pending the hearing.

    We reached out to Rosengart for comment ... no word back so far.

    Britney Spears wants dad removed from conservatorship immediately

    (8/5/21) Britney Spears wants her allegedly abusive father booted immediately from the conservatorship that controls her life — for the sake of her mental health, according to new court papers.

    The 39-year-old pop queen — who claims her dad, Jamie Spears, controls everything from her bank account to her birth control under the bogus guardianship — is demanding that a judge move up a hearing date about his removal from September to August, TMZ reported Thursday, citing legal documents.

    Each day that Jamie Spears has the legal power over her causes the “Toxic” singer to lose sleep and feel traumatized, according to the court papers filed by her lawyer Mathew Rosengart.

    “Mr. Spears’s removal as conservator is critical to [Britney’s] emotional health and well-being and in the best interests of the conservatee,” he wrote in the court papers, according to the outlet. “Every day that passes is another day of avoidable harm and prejudice to Ms. Spears and the Estate.”

    “I have had numerous, ongoing conversations with the medical team and we all agree that it would be best for Ms. Spears’ well-being and mental health that her father stop acting as Conservator,” the documents declare.

    Jamie Spears’ status as the star’s conservator — granted in 2008 after she suffered a string of public meltdowns — is also a threat to the star financially, according to the legal docs.

    If the judge won’t expedite the hearing, she should suspend Jamie Spears immediately from his duties, the court papers state.

    In the court filing, the pop star’s lawyer also cites a quote from her mother, Lynne Spears, to show her dad’s motivations are selfish.

    “It is clear to me that James P. Spears is incapable of putting my daughter’s interests ahead of his own on both a professional and a personal level,” she said.

    Jamie Spears’ lawyers are also demanding that the singer pay more than $1.3 million in attorney’s fees, along with $54,000 for “media matters,” according to the court docs.

    Britney’s legal battle to free herself from the conservatorship — a court-appointed guardianship typically assigned to elderly or mentally incapacitated people — heated up last month when Spears went public for the first time.

    She told a court that life under the control of her dad and the conservatorship is similar to “sex trafficking.”

    Mel Gibson told Britney Spears to ‘turn to God’ after infamous breakdown, friend says

    (7/17/21) When Britney Spears went through her very public breakdown in 2008, Mel Gibson reportedly showed up at her door to tell her “Christianity would save her and to turn back to God.”

    Spears’ former best friend, Sean Phillip, lifted the lid on the trauma Spears experienced in late 2007 leading up to the public breakdown that sees her controlled in a controversial conservatorship run by her father Jamie in a new interview with the Sun.

    Phillip, Spears’ former trainer and friend, said that after Spears infamously shaved her head and lashed out at photographers, a host of random people reached out to the pop star to offer support.

    “I remember Mel Gibson was one of them, telling her that Christianity would save her and to turn back to God,” Phillip told the paper. “It was all quite surreal.”

    Phillip says in the months leading up to the breakdown, Spears was physically and mentally exhausted – and was propped up by her team with drugs.

    When the pop star collapsed at Pure nightclub in Las Vegas during New Year’s 2007, the team tried to cover it up.

    According to Phillip, when she fainted, “management tried to give her a suspected amphetamine to get her conscious and functioning again.”

    “The reality is that she was exhausted,” Philips told the Sun. “She was being worked to the bone, and was in no fit state to still be performing… The medication she was on was not helping her at all. She was becoming paranoid like I’d never, ever seen her before. (When she) fainted in the club at the party she was hosting… I had to get her out, carrying her over my shoulder with a black suit jacket thrown over her, and stopping people trying to take pictures on their phones.”

    By the time Phillip got Spears back to her room, she was “crying hysterically, and so upset. She was saying, ‘Why am I so accessible? Why am I still doing club gigs?’”

    Later that evening, Phillip, who now works in wildlife and conservation, recalled: “That night, management came up and were trying to give her something, in pill form, and I said, ‘No, it’s not happening’. She was just overwhelmed. I begged for them to let her rest.”

    In 2008, after reports of extreme partying, drug use and violent outbursts, Spears was carted out of her house strapped to a gurney and placed under the conservatorship, what has lasted 13 long years.

    Two weeks ago, Spears, testified in open court that her life under conservatorship is absolute hell.

    “I have an IUD in my body right now they won’t let me take out,” Spears said. She spoke of being drugged into submission, forced to work against her will, and having every minute detail of her life — the choice of her own kitchen cabinets, for example — dictated by a father she calls abusive.

    The singer took to Instagram Friday night to call out friends and family members who’ve come out in support of the star only after her bombshell testimony, saying their “righteous” behavior feels insincere.

    Britney Spears Angrily Calls Out “People Closest” Who Failed To Help Her

    (7/17/21) It’s Britney, bitch. And she’s back and angry.

    Britney Spears lashed out on Instagram Friday against the “people closest” to her who failed to help her in her time of need. The message was apparently aimed at those who only recently started speaking out on her behalf regarding her conservatorship.

    No names were mentioned, but Spears said they “know who you are.”

    “Never forget who ignored you when you needed them and who helped you before you even had to ask,” the post read.

    “There’s nothing worse than when the people closest to you who never showed up for you post things in regard to your situation whatever it may be and speak righteously for support … there’s nothing worse than that!!!!” she wrote.

    Who might that be? “The people who love the most,” Spears wrote. “How dare you make it public that NOW you CARE … did you put your hand out when I was drowning???? Again … NO …If you’re reading this and you know who you are … and you actually have the nerve to say anything about my situation just to save face for yourself publicly!!! If you’re gonna post something …. Please stop with the righteous approach when you’re so far from righteous it’s not even funny,” before adding, “And have a good day!!!!!”

    Spears’s long conservatorship battle recently took a turn in her favor, as the court allowed her to appoint her own attorney.

    Britney Spears Lawyer She Wants Agrees to Rep Her Appears in Court Wednesday to Mount Fight

    (7/13/21) Britney Spears has decided who she wants as her lawyer to end the conservatorship, and the attorney has now agreed and will appear in court Wednesday -- arguing she has a right to the lawyer of her choice ... TMZ has learned.

    We broke the story ... Britney signed a legal doc stating her desire to hire the mega law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP to represent her in her effort to boot Jamie Spears from the conservatorship -- the first step in attempting to end the conservatorship altogether.

    As we reported, Britney had her sights set on hiring a partner in the firm -- former federal prosecutor Mathew Rosengart, who reps a slew of celebrity clients, including Steven Spielberg, Ben Affleck, Jimmy Butler and Sean Penn.

    Multiple sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ ... Rosengart has now agreed and will appear remotely during a court hearing Wednesday, asking the judge to appoint him.

    The catch 22 is that Britney cannot sign contracts of any substance without the approval of her conservator, Jamie Spears, the man she wants out.

    We're told Rosengart will make the argument Britney has a Constitutional right to the lawyer of her choice. Defendants in criminal cases have a Constitutional right to an attorney, but a conservatorship is not a criminal case. Thing is ... it's not a civil case either. It's a hybrid ... somewhere in between.

    We're told Rosengart's argument goes like this ... Britney is entitled to due process, which includes the right to a competent lawyer, and a judge would be hard-pressed to conclude Rosengart doesn't have the legal chops to rep her. What's more ... he'll argue it's absurd for Jamie Spears to have the power to disapprove Britney's choice, because the very purpose of the representation is to get him out of the conservatorship.

    As we reported ... getting Jamie out is the first step in ending the conservatorship, which has been in place for more than 13 years.

    The real battle will come if and when there's a motion to end the conservatorship. Britney said in court last month she wanted that done without further medical evaluation, but that's a tough sell to the judge because several dozen medical professionals have weighed in regularly over the years she has a mental illness that makes a conservatorship necessary.

    We reached out to Rosengart for comment ... so far, no word back.

    Britney Spears sends box of toys to sister Jamie Lynn’s kids

    (7/11/21) Britney Spears is at war with certain family members, but is still looking out for younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears.

    The pop star sent Jamie Lynn’s children a box of toys, the younger Spears sibling revealed Sunday.

    “Nothing sweeter than coming home to a box full of goodies for my girls from their Auntie,” Jamie Lynn wrote on social media, referring to her kids Maddie, 13, and Ivey, 3.

    The caption accompanied a photo of a care package filled with stuffed animals, a pair of Jessica Simpson shoes and an O tote bag.

    Jamie Lynn, 30, was also sure to discreetly tag Britney, 39, in the post.

    The sweet gesture could go a ways in assuring Britney fans that she and Jamie Lynn are on good terms, as many took issue with how long it took Jamie Lynn to issue a public statement of support after Britney broke her silence on her longtime conservatorship.

    Fans have also pondered whether Jamie Lynn knew just how bad things had gotten for Britney, who last month called the conservatorship “abusive” and begged the court to terminate the legal arrangement.

    When Jamie Lynn commented on the case, she claimed her silence allowed for Britney to tell her own story.

    “The only reason I haven’t [spoken] before is because I felt like until my sister was able to speak for herself and say what she felt she needed to say publicly, that it wasn’t my place and it wasn’t the right thing to do,” she said at the time. “This situation does not affect me either way because I am only her sister, who is only concerned about her happiness.”

    The “Zoey 101” star later claimed she and her children were threatened because of fans’ assumptions.

    “Hi, I respect that everyone has the right to express themselves, but can we please stop with the death threats, especially the death threats to children. – JLS,” she posted last week.

    Britney Spears' Conservator Hey Judge, Approve My $221K Fees

    (7/9/21) Britney Spears' personal conservator, Jodi Montgomery, is looking to get paid for her work ... and she's asking the court to approve a 6-figure check.

    According to new legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Jodi is asking the court to approve her fees of $221,090 for the work she did for Britney's conservatorship from Nov. 1, 2019 to the end of February 2021.

    In the docs, Jodi's also asking the court to approve an additional $65,465 to cover the cost for her personal lawyer.

    Jodi's fee requests come on the heels of her seeking 24/7 security in the wake of what she claims is a flood of death threats coming her way since Britney's scathing testimony, filled with complaints about her treatment under the conservatorship.

    As we first told you ... Britney's dad, Jamie Spears, objected to Jodi's request to have the estate pick up the tab for beefed up security, which she estimated would cost $50k per month.

    Bottom line ... Britney's conservatorship ain't cheap.

    Britney Spears’ Mother Petitions Court For New Lawyer For Daughter As Singer’s Conservatorship Wobbles With Exits

    (7/7/21) One day after Britney Spears’ longtime court appointed attorney submitted his resignation from the long running restrictive conservatorship, the multi-platinum singer’s mother is now seeking permission for her daughter to be able to hire new representation, sort of. The request comes as a temporary co-conservator in the woeful matter is also asking for additional security after receiving threats of “violence and even death” in recent weeks.

    “Petitioner Lynne Spears, interested party and mother of the Conservatee, hereby petitions this Court to listen to the wishes of her daughter, and as a first step, respectfully requests an Order granting permission to the Conservatee to hire her own private legal counsel, or, in the alternative, an Order appointing a private attorney of Conservatee’s choosing,” says the filing in Los Angeles Superior Court Wednesday from the matriarch’s own legal team.

    “Appointment of independent counsel is mandatory at this juncture,” asserts Lynne Spears’ request of Judge Brenda Penny, which will likely be addressed at the upcoming and increasingly jam packedJuly 14 scheduled hearing. Unlike her ex-husband and Britney’s father Jamie, Lynne Spears has never held an official role in the controversial conservatorship, but is listed as an “interested party” for obvious reasons.

    Praising her daughter for “baring her heart to the Court in an impassioned plea to be heard” in the younger Spears’ sometimes chilling remarks on June 23 via phone to Judge Penny, family members and lawyers, Lynne Spears made it very clear today which side she is on when it comes to whether the 13-year old conservatorship has passed its sell-by date.

    “It is beyond dispute that this is a unique conservatorship,’ the elder Spears says with no irony in the seven page petition . “In the original Petition for Appointment of a Temporary Conservator of the Person, Conservatee’s given address was the UCLA Medical Center,” she adds. That was over thirteen years ago. Now, and for the past many years, Conservatee is able to care for her person and in fact has, inside of the parameters of this conservatorship, earned literally hundreds of millions of dollars as an international celebrity.”

    “Her capacity is certainly different today than it was in 2008, and Conservatee should no longer be held to the 2008 standard, whereby she was found to “not have the capacity to retain counsel,'” Lynne Spears noted in a reiteration of remarks made in part publicly by her daughter a few weeks ago. Remarks that saw the singer’s own attorney Samual Ingham III resign from the conservatorship as Spears alleged he and others shad not been informing her of her full legal rights all these years. Britney Spears also said she like “Sam,” but wanted to choose her own lawyers going forward.

    Ingham’s not unexpected move to leave the Spears situation was preceded on July 5 by the singer’s manager Larry Rudolph informing remaining co-conservator Jamie Spears and temporary co-conservator Jodi Montgomery that he was exiting his role in the performer’s career. In another lucrative Las Vegas residency, Spears seemingly given up performing in 2019 for a “hiatus” that now looks to be possibly for permanent. Just days before the manager’s departure, wealth management Bessemer Trust was the first to jump ship. The big ticket firm successfully petitioned the court on July 1 to let it step down from the co-conservatorship perch it had jut been confirmed in.

    In the case of Bessemer Trust, the company said “as a result of the conservatee’s testimony at the June 23 hearing …Petitioner has become aware that the Conservatee objects to the continuance of her Conservatorship and desires to terminate the conservatorship.” They went on to say: “Petitioner has heard the Conservatee and respects her wishes.”

    Having been under the thumb figuratively of her sometimes estranged father and a somewhat revolving door of co-conservators since her very public distress back in 2008, the once Princess of Pop was certainly extremely straightforward about her wishes on June 23 – not to mention what she thought of the arrangement and its future.

    “This conservatorship is doing me way more harm than good,” Spears told the assembled officials and onlookers in a packed DTLA courtroom last month. “I deserve to have a life,” she added in an occasionally rambling and hurried more than 20-minute statement. Vividly comparing her situation to sex trafficking, Spears also revealed her POV on the full extent of the conservatorship and its control over her more than $50 million fortune, career, relationships and even if she can get married or have an inplated IUD removed. “I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive … I want to end the conservatorship without being evaluated. I want to petition to end the conservatorship.”

    New lawyers could play a major role in that desire. However, despite the hearing last month and even years of pushback against the conservatorship, according to a recent New York Times investigation, Spears has still not yet filed any formal paperwork to actually terminate the arrangement or significantly alter it.

    On the other hand, licensed private professional fiduciary’s Montgomery today filed her own paperwork looking for the Spears estate to “pay for additional security expenses.”

    “Since the June 23, 2021 status hearing, which was illegally broadcasted, streamed, and replayed to an incredibly wide audience, there has been a marked increase in the number and severity of threatening posts about Petitioner on all social media platforms as well as text messages, phone calls, and emails directed to the Petitioner personally,” Montgomery’s lawyer Lauriann Wright wrote to Judge Penny for her client, who has overseen much of Spears’ personal and medical matters since 2019. Security has determined the security risk to be serious enough to recommend that 24/7 physical security be provided to Petitioner on an interim basis in order to protect her from harm and until such time as Petitioner can make certain security improvements at her home office/ residence,” the petition added.

    “The cost of physical security, although deemed urgent and necessary at this time for Petitioner, is cost-prohibitive for Petitioner to personally bear. Unless and until this Court approves the expense, Petitioner remains personally liable for it. Thus, we are asking this Court to approve the expense as soon as possible via this ex parte petition.”

    On July 6, Montgomery was explicit that she, unlike Ingham, Rudolph and others, wasn’t leaving the conservatorship any time soon, even though Spears herself had griped against her in her June 23 statement. “Ms. Spears as recently as yesterday has asked Ms. Montgomery to continue to serve,” Wright said on Tuesday. “Ms. Montgomery will continue to serve as a conservator for as long as Ms. Spears and the Court desire her to do so.”

    That’s the $50 million dollar question ultimately, isn’t it?

    Britney Spears’ lawyer Sam Ingham to seek to resign from conservatorship case: report

    (7/6/21) They are dropping like flies.

    Britney Spears’ court-appointed attorney, Samuel D. Ingham III, will reportedly seek to resign from her conservatorship case soon — less than 24 hours after the pop star’s manager, Larry Rudolph, quit and less than a week after the co-conservator of her estate, Bessemer Trust, announced its exit.

    TMZ reported Tuesday that Ingham came to the decision after being “extremely upset” over claims that Spears, 39, made about him in her bombshell court hearing on June 23.

    The “Toxic” singer told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny at the time, “Ma’am, I didn’t know I could petition the conservatorship to end. I honestly didn’t know that.”

    Sources alleged to TMZ that Ingham “regularly” gave Britney options, including “requesting that the conservatorship should end.” However, the insiders claimed that the “Lucky” singer had only ever expressed her desire to remove her father, Jamie Spears, as one of her conservators and not to terminate the arrangement altogether.

    Ingham previously said in a November 2020 court hearing that Britney is “afraid” of Jamie, who turned 69 Tuesday, and “will not perform again if her father is in charge of her career.” He then filed a petition in March seeking to make legal fiduciary Jodi Montgomery Britney’s permanent conservator of the person.

    With Britney making her feelings about the allegedly “abusive” conservatorship very clear last month to the court and the public, Ingham is set to file the paperwork for his resignation as early as Tuesday, according to TMZ. He will reportedly not go into too much detail in his filing because of attorney-client privilege.

    Earlier on Tuesday, sources exclusively told Page Six that Britney had been feeling frustrated over Ingham’s failure to move to dissolve her conservatorship following her most recent hearing.

    “Britney doesn’t understand what the holdup is,” the insider told us. “She feels she made it crystal clear in court that she wants the conservatorship terminated, but nearly two weeks later, she’s still waiting for the petition to be filed.”

    A separate insider noted that Britney and Ingham had been in touch “multiple times” since her testimony, adding, “During those conversations, she has reiterated to him that she wants him to file the paperwork to end the conservatorship.”

    Ingham was assigned to Britney’s case in 2008 at the onset of the conservatorship by Judge Reva Goetz. The appointment has been met with much criticism from legal experts, who have pointed out that conservatees are often given the option to choose their own counsel and questioned why the “Overprotected” singer was not.

    Ingham did not immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.

    Montgomery, for her part, told us via her attorney, Lauriann Wright, on Tuesday that she “has no plans to step down” as the conservator of Britney’s person.

    “She remains committed to steadfastly supporting Ms. Spears in every way she can within the scope of her duties as a conservator of the person,” Wright said of Montgomery. “Ms. Spears as recently as yesterday has asked Ms. Montgomery to continue to serve. Ms. Montgomery will continue to serve as a conservator for as long as Ms. Spears and the Court desire her to do so.”

    The next hearing in Britney’s conservatorship case is set for July 14.

    Britney Spears’ Longtime Manager Larry Rudolph Resigns As Singer Weighs Retirement

    (7/6/21) Larry Rudolph, the longtime manager of Britney Spears, has resigned as more controversy swirls over the pop singer’s restrictive conservatorship.

    “It has been over 2 1/2 years since Britney and I last communicated, at which time she informed me she wanted to take an indefinite work hiatus,” Rudolph, who has been Spears’ main manager since the early years of her career in the mid-1990s, wrote in a letter Monday sent to Spears’ co-conservators Jamie Spears and the court-appointed Jodi Montgomery. “Earlier today, I became aware that Britney had been voicing her intention to officially retire.” He added, “As her manager, I believe it is in Britney’s best interest for me to resign from her team as my professional services are no longer needed.”

    This latest twist in the Spears saga comes days after co-conservator Bessemer Trust jumped from assisting and overseeing the performer’s career and $50 million-plus fortune. As she made clear in her June 23 appearance at a hearing over the 13-year-old conservatorship, Spears herself wants the complex legal arrangement dissolved or fundamentally altered.

    “It is my wish and dream for all of this to end. I want my life back,” she told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny as family, lawyers and court officials listened in. “I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive … I want to end the conservatorship without being evaluated. I want to petition to end the conservatorship.”

    Rudolph states in his resignation letter that he has “never been a part of the conservatorship nor its operations.” However, “management” was mentioned by Spears herself in her sometimes chilling statement to the court via telephone late last month.

    Focusing on a 2018 tour that she was reluctant to participate in, the singer said that she was informed “my own management could sue me if I didn’t follow through with the tour.” Spears, who also has a business manager overseeing her career, went to add, “he handed me a sheet of paper as I got off the stage in Vegas and said I had to sign it. It was very threatening and scary and, with the conservatorship, I couldn’t even get my own attorney. So, out of fear, I went ahead and I did the tour.”

    Except for a period of time in 2007 and 2008, Rudolph has helped guide Spears’ career since 1995 and through the onetime Princess of Pop’s ascent to the top of the charts with hits like “Baby One More Time” and “Toxic.” Even after the conservatorship kicked in in 2008 after a series of public incidents involving Spears, the returning Rudolph remained a stabilizing figure for Spears as she released more albums, went on world tours and even had a lucrative residency in Las Vegas.

    Spears suddenly pulled out of the Sin City shows in 2019 saying she was going on a “hiatus” due in no small part to health issues her sometimes estranged father Jamie was experiencing.

    Spears has indicated online and elsewhere that she may not return to performing. Most recently, a probing New Yorker piece by Ronan Farrow and Jia Tolentino detailed the extremes the conservatorship has gone to over the years, and leaned into Spears’ displeasure over the machine her career has become.

    Currently, the controversial conservatorship, which has spawned the #FreeBritney movement, has a July 14 hearing on the calendar. Although Spears indicated last month she wanted to end the conservatorship and perhaps replace her court-appointed attorney Samuel Ingham III (who is cc’d on Rudolph’s letter today), neither the singer nor her camp have filed paperwork to terminate it — a move that is within her legal rights in California.

    As it stands, the arrangement that controls Spears’ career, personal and professional finances, her relationship with her children, who she sees and doesn’t see, and even her own body is set to run until at least September of this year.

    Here’s the full letter from Rudolph, who also manages Aerosmith and its lead singer Steven Tyler.

    James P. Spears and Jodi Montgomery, as co-executors of the estate of Britney Spears:

    It has been over 2 1/2 years since Britney and I last communicated, at which time she informed me she wanted to take an indefinite work hiatus. Earlier today, I became aware that Britney had been voicing her intention to officially retire.

    As you know, I have never been a part of the conservatorship nor its operations, so I am not privy to many of these details. I was originally hired at Britney’s request to help manage and assist her with her career. And as her manager, I believe it is in Britney’s best interest for me to resign from her team as my professional services are no longer needed.

    Please accept this letter as my formal resignation.

    I will always be incredibly proud of what we accomplished over our 25 years together. I wish Britney all the health and happiness in the world, an

    Britney Spears’ mother Lynne has ‘mixed feelings’ over conservatorship battle

    (7/3/21) Lynne Spears, mother of pop star Britney Spears, is torn over her “mixed feelings” regarding her daughter’s conservatorship battle — a fight that led the singer to call 911 the night before her bombshell testimony.

    “I got mixed feelings about everything,” Lynne, 66, confessed to journalists Ronan Farrow and Jia Tolentino in a new report from The New Yorker. “I don’t know what to think … It’s a lot of pain, a lot of worry.”

    Lynne reportedly “spoke in a whisper” while on the phone with Farrow and Tolentino and “declined to answer detailed questions about the case.”

    She also apologized after telling them she might have to “hang up abruptly” if a family member entered the room.

    “I’m good. I’m good at deflecting,” she added.

    The piece also claims the 39-year-old “Toxic” singer called 911 the night before she pled her case to have the conservatorship terminated.

    According to the publication, Spears called the emergency line to report herself as a victim of abuse in her conservatorship, a call they confirmed through Ventura County law enforcement and a close friend.

    The following day, she testified that her family, namely her father Jamie Spears, should be sued over the terms over her conservatorship.

    “I would honestly like to sue my family, to be totally honest with you,” she said during her 23-minute statement. “I also would like to be able to share my story with the world, and what they did to me, instead of it being a hush-hush secret to benefit all of them. I want to be able to be heard on what they did to me by making me keep this in for so long. It is not good for my heart. I’ve been so angry, and I cry every day.”

    Jamie, who has had control over much of Britney’s personal life and finances over the years, has denied mismanaging the pop star’s career as one of her conservators.

    Britney Spears Called 911 To Report Conservatorship Abuse Night Before Court Testimony – Report

    (7/3/21) Britney Spears called 911 to report conservatorship abuse one night prior to presenting her testimony in court, according to a New Yorker exposé published on Saturday by Ronan Farrow and Jia Tolentino.

    “Members of Spears’s team began texting one another frantically,” Farrow and Tolentino wrote, in describing the events that followed. “They were worried about what Spears might say the next day, and they discussed how to prepare in the event that she went rogue.”

    A source close to the Ventura County, CA-based pop star confirmed word of her 911 call to the investigative journalists. Law enforcement officials in the County also verified that it happened. But while emergency calls are typically made accessible to the public, the County has sealed that of Spears, citing an ongoing investigation.

    The 39-year-old pop star was was first placed in a comprehensive conservatorship in 2008, following a series of public incidents and hospitalizations. On June 23, she phoned in to a downtown Los Angeles courtroom, to speak publicly about the conservatorship for the first time, expressing her desire for it to be terminated.

    “It is my wish and dream for all of this to end. I want my life back,” Spears told Judge Brenda Penny. “I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive … I want to end the conservatorship without being evaluated. I want to petition to end the conservatorship.”

    The report from Farrow and Tolentino comes on the heels of a number of major developments in Spears’ conservatorship battle. On July 1, wealth management firm Bessemer Trust petitioned to withdraw as her co-conservator. The day prior, Judge Brenda Penny denied her request to have her father, Jamie Spears, removed from his position as her co-conservator.

    Britney Spears Bessemer's Bouncing from Conservatorship ... Doesn't Want to Deal with the Mess

    (7/1/21) The financial institution appointed by the judge to become co-conservator of Britney Spears' estate is bowing out before it even gets started ... TMZ has learned.

    Sources with direct knowledge tell us ... Bessemer Trust has decided it does not want to get involved because it's become gun-shy over all the controversy surrounding the conservatorship.

    As one source put it ... Bessemer feels the circumstances surrounding Britney's conservatorship have become a "hornet's nest" ... so it's bailing.

    Our sources say Bessemer doesn't want to deal with Jamie Spears, but there's more. It has issues, we're told, with Britney's lawyer, Sam Ingham, along with all of the public outcry over her case ... especially after Britney's courtroom cry for help last week.

    That means, at least for now, Britney's dad will remain sole conservator of her estate.

    We broke the story ... the judge denied attorney Ingham's request to suspend Jamie from estate conservatorship duties back in November. However, the judge did approve Bessemer being made co-conservator along with Jamie, but it still hasn't taken effect yet because Ingham waited until a few days ago to file the necessary documents for that to happen.

    It'll all be a moot point now ... because Bessemer's getting out.

    Britney Spears Judge Denies Move to Oust Jamie

    (6/30/21) Britney Spears's lawyer asked the judge in her conservatorship case to boot her father Jamie Spears as the conservator of her estate, but a judge just shot that down and says Jamie stays -- at least for now.

    Britney's lawyer, Sam Ingham, actually asked the court to suspend Jamie from conservatorship duties back in November and the judge denied the request back then. We're told Ingham wanted Jamie replaced by Bessemer Trust, which would have become the sole conservator of her estate, but the judge wasn't having it.

    Ingham, for whatever reason, just let things sit for months -- he was supposed to file certain papers for Bessemer's new role to take effect. Finally -- just recently -- Ingham filed legal docs that Bessemer be made co-conservator. The judge just approved that, but also said Jamie will stay as co-conservator himself. The judge also reiterated that Ingham's request to suspend Jamie was denied.

    It's important to note, the judge signed this order keeping Jamie in place AFTER Britney's testimony last week.

    As you know, Britney wants Jamie out entirely, so it's pretty clear her lawyer will file another motion to remove Jamie.

    By the way, everyone has been assuming Bessemer has been acting as co-conservator of Britney's estate for months, but turns out that's not the case. Actually, Bessemer still isn't a co-conservator -- certain documents must still be filed before the judge's order takes effect.

    Bottom line ... Jamie has been and continues to be the sole conservator of Britney's estate.

    To be continued ...

    Britney Spears Personal Conservator Responds to Dad's Claims ... She Has No Marriage or Baby Restrictions

    (6/30/21) 6:57 AM: Jamie Spears has fired back at his daughter's allegations he has taken away her freedom and even her right to marry ... he says that all falls on his successor.

    Jamie filed legal docs claiming he has not had ANY involvement in Britney's personal conservatorship -- meaning making personal decisions on behalf of Britney -- for nearly 2 years.

    Furthermore, he says he hasn't even spoken to his daughter in a long time because "he has been cut off from communicating with her."

    Jamie lays any blame for the restrictive rules on the current personal conservator, Jodi Montgomery. He says when Britney's lawyer filed docs to appoint Montgomery, he claimed at the time Britney did not have the mental capacity to make decisions about her medical treatment and therefore it was left to the conservator of her person -- now Jodi Montgomery. Jamie says bluntly, the court never found she was unable to consent to medical treatment and the court never made such an order.

    The upshot -- Jamie claims it was Britney's own lawyer, Sam Ingham, who has been seeking to take away his client's right to make medical decisions on her behalf and vest those decisions solely in Montgomery's hands.

    According to the legal docs, "Ms. Montgomery has been fully in charge of Ms. Spears' day-to-day personal care and medical treatment, and Ms. Montgomery has made all decisions related to those matters."

    Furthermore, Jamie says if Britney has been restricted from marrying or having a baby, it's on Jodi Montgomery, not him. In fact, Jamie says he consented to Britney's marriage when she got engaged to Jason Trawick in 2011 ... but, as you know, they broke up in 2013 before tying the knot.

    In another document, Jamie's lawyer says, "Mr. Spears believes it is important for the integrity of the conservatorship proceedings and in the best interests of Ms. Spears for the Court to order an investigation into the issues and claims raised by [Britney] at the June 23, 2021 status hearing."

    Jamie's lawyer goes on ... "Either the allegations will be shown to be true, in which case corrective action must be taken, or they will be shown to be false, in which case the conservatorship can continue its course."

    The lawyer says, "It is not acceptable for Conservators or the Court to do nothing in response to Ms. Spears' testimony."

    Update 10:55 AM PT -- Montgomery's responded to Jamie's finger-pointing, claiming her primary goal since she took over as Britney's personal conservator in Sept. 2019 has been "to assist and encourage Britney in her path to no longer needing a conservatorship of the person."

    According to Montgomery's lawyer ... Britney's desire to get married and have a baby has never been impacted by the conservatorship while Jodi's been conservator of the person, and says she's always been there to honor Britney's wishes and look out for her best interests.

    TMZ's confirmed that in a conservatorship like Britney's, this is true ... she has the right to marry and plan a family and a conservator cannot restrict her rights in these areas.

    Jodi's attorney says she's been nothing but a "tireless advocate" for Britney and her well-being, and has followed California's Code of Ethics as her conservator to the letter of the law.

    As for Britney's finances, Jodi's lawyer says that's really Jamie's domain, not hers. She says, "Ms. Montgomery has advocated on Britney’s behalf for any expenditures that Britney has requested as well as for expenditures recommended by Britney’s medical team. Not every requested expenditure has been approved. Jamie Spears, as conservator of the estate, has a duty to make decisions in the best interests of the estate, and sometimes that has meant requested expenditures have been denied or limited."

    Kevin Federline may request evaluation before Britney Spears’ conservatorship ends

    (6/29/21) While Britney Spears can count on ex-husband Kevin Federline for support as she seeks to end her controversial conservatorship, he has concerns regarding the idea of her regaining full control of her life “without any expert evaluation,” according to his attorney.

    Divorce lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan shared Federline’s thoughts on Spears’ desire for the conservatorship to be terminated, exclusively telling Page Six that the DJ would likely have concerns due to decisions previously made in terms of the “Toxic” singer’s medical care.

    “I’ve seen it reported that Britney wants [the conservatorship] terminated without any expert evaluation,” Kaplan told us. “One thing that I can imagine will engender a further dialogue should it be terminated is that I know she had revealed in the statement she made that she had been put on lithium, and I think, as you can imagine, lithium is regarded as a very powerful psychotropic medication.

    “I have to hope that if some medical professional prescribed that for her that there was some condition or basis for that to be deemed an appropriate medical protocol,” he went on. “So, if the conservatorship were to end and even more so to be terminated without an exit evaluation, I’m sure that Kevin would at least want to know what the conditions were that gave rise to her being prescribed that, and Kevin would probably have to engender some dialogue along those lines at some point in time if that were to occur.”

    Despite his concerns, Federline believes Spears’ health and happiness is vital when it comes to the pair co-parenting sons Sean Preston, 15, and Jayden James, 14.

    “It was distressing to see her be in distress,” Kaplan told us. “Kevin really has no inside information about what goes on inside of the conservatorship, but obviously if Britney is in a healthy and good and strong place, that’s great. He wants her to be happy and healthy.”

    Federline, 43, and Spears, 39, were married from 2004 to 2007.

    Last week, the Grammy winner broke her silence about the conservatorship that has allowed her father, Jamie Spears, to control her personal life and assets, namely her estimated $60 million fortune, since it began in 2008 after her public breakdown.

    Britney also stated during the court hearing that she wants to marry and have a baby with boyfriend Sam Asghari but the conservatorship will not allow it.

    “I have an [IUD] in my body right now that won’t let me have a baby, and my conservators won’t let me go to the doctor to take it out,” she claimed. “I feel ganged up on. I feel bullied, and I feel left out and alone.”

    The “Me Against the Music” singer is currently on a Hawaiian vacation with Asghari, 27, whom she has been dating since 2016. She wrote on Instagram Tuesday that she is prioritizing her “mental and physical health” during the trip.

    Backstreet Boy AJ McLean compares Britney Spears to Princess Diana

    (6/29/21) Take it from someone who’s larger than life.

    Backstreet Boy AJ McLean compared Britney Spears to Princess Diana as Spears’ battle to end her conservatorship rages on.

    “I would compare the level of insanity with Britney to what happened to Princess Diana,” McLean, 43, told co-host Cheryl Burke on his “Pretty Messed Up” podcast Sunday. “It’s sad to see what has transpired over the last 13 years.”

    Since the premiere of the “Framing Britney Spears” documentary in February, there have been renewed calls for the public and paparazzi to apologize to Spears, 39, for the way they treated her during her mid-2000s breakdown.

    Many people have likened the “Toxic” singer’s situation to the scrutiny that Diana faced before dying in a 1997 car crash caused in part by photographers.

    McLean explained Sunday that he met Spears when she was “living in the same apartment complex as me when she was doing ‘The Mickey Mouse Club.’

    “She was the sweetest, sweetest girl,” he recalled. “I can speak for myself: I was 14 when Backstreet Boys started. As a young person, boy or girl, thrust into this business, it makes your head spin.”

    McLean said that he personally doesn’t agree with Spears’ conservatorship, which has controlled nearly every aspect of her life for 13 years — down to the color of her kitchen cabinets — despite her continued success as a performer.

    “I only know one side,” he said. “I don’t know what is going through the parents’ minds. In my opinion, I think it should have ended a while ago or at least dumbed down a bit. It doesn’t seem fair. I do hope that the [resolution] is that this poor girl gets her life back. Just to be able to go to the grocery store by yourself, be able to go get a physical if you’re feeling sick.”

    The boy band icon concluded, “At the end of the day, the truth will come out. I am 100 million percent on the #FreeBritney train because I completely agree with it. All of us should just pray for Britney and also pray for her family, because, again, I can’t even imagine as a parent what is going through her mom and her dad’s mind. I want to put out a prayer for all of them.”

    Spears, her fellow pop diva Christina Aguilera, *NSYNC member Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling were all members of the sixth season of “The All-New Mickey Mouse Club” in 1993.

    McLean, for his part, became the first member of the group that would evolve into the Backstreet Boys in 1992. BSB shared a producer/impresario with *NSYNC in convicted Ponzi schemer Lou Pearlman, whose other teen pop group holdings included Innosense, an early vehicle for Spears.

    The “…Baby One More Time” songstress was placed under a conservatorship largely controlled by her father, Jamie Spears, in 2008 following her public breakdown in 2007. The movement to free her from under it has ramped up in the past year, exploding last week when Britney used a rare address to the court to describe the conservatorship as “abusive.”

    “I am not happy,” she said. “I can’t sleep. I’m so angry, it’s insane. And I’m depressed. My dad and anyone involved in this conservatorship, including my management … they should be in jail.”

    Jamie Lynn Spears Speaks Out Following Britney Spears Conservatorship Hearing

    (6/28/21) On Monday, Jamie Lynn Spears made an emotional statement in support of sister Britney Spears, on the heels of the pop star’s latest conservatorship hearing.

    “Hey everybody, I just want to take a second to address a few things,” the younger Spears said, in the first of a series of Stories published to her official Instagram account. “The only reason I haven’t before is because I felt like until my sister was able to speak for herself and say what she felt she needed to say publicly, that it wasn’t my place and it wasn’t the right thing to do. But now that she’s very clearly spoken and said what she needed to say, I feel like I can follow her lead and say what I feel I need to say.”

    From Jamie Lynn Spears’ perspective, “it’s extremely clear” that she has “only loved, adored and supported” her sister, since the day she was born.

    “I’m so proud of her for using her voice. I am so proud of her for requesting new counsel, like I told her to do many years ago,” Spears continued. “Oh, not on a big public platform, but just in a personal conversation between two sisters.”

    The former Zoey 101 star appeared to be defending herself against internet critics, suspicious of her silence, on the subject of her sister’s conservatorship. Some on social media had leveled accusations at her, via tweets and TikTok videos, suggesting that she has aimed to benefit from the conservatorship, overseen by her father Jamie Spears.

    She noted, in her social media statement, that she does not “owe the public anything”—including a statement of the kind she was making. “I have made a very conscious choice in my life to only participate in [Britney’s] life as her sister, as an aunt to [her] boys,” she said.

    She also dismissed claims that she’s attempted to take advantage of her sister’s legal situation. “I mean, I’ve worked to pay my own frickin’ bills since I was 10 years old,” she said. “My sister knows I love and support her, and that’s the only person I owe anything to.

    “Maybe I didn’t support her the way the public would like me to, with a hashtag on a public platform, but I can assure you that I’ve supported my sister long before there was a hashtag, and I’ll support her long after,” Spears continued. “I have nothing to gain or lose [from the conservatorship] either way. This situation does not affect me either way because I am only her sister who is only concerned about her happiness.

    “I am not my family. I am my own person. I am speaking for myself. If ending the conservatorship and flying to Mars—or whatever the hell else—[is what] she wants to do to be happy, I support that 100 percent because I support my sister,” she said in summation. “I love my sister—always have, always will—as long as she’s happy.”

    Jamie Lynn Spears’ comments come on the heels of Britney Spears’ latest court appearance on June 23, during which she advocated for the termination of her conservatorship.

    “It is my wish and dream for all of this to end. I want my life back,” the elder Spears said via telephone, to a downtown Los Angeles courtroom. “I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive … I want to end the conservatorship without being evaluated. I want to petition to end the conservatorship.”

    Spears was first placed in a comprehensive conservatorship in 2008, following a series of public incidents and hospitalizations. Britney fans have long scrutinized the arrangement and called for her to be let out of it, using the hastag #FreeBritney.

    Amber Tamblyn Relates To Britney Spears Court Drama: “A Profoundly Radical Act”

    (6/26/21) Actress Amber Tamblyn says she can relate to Britney Spears’s courtroom anguish in her conservatorship hearing. That’s because she lived a version of it.

    In a New York Times opinion piece today, Tamblyn noted that “Britney Spears is not the only woman in the public eye who has long been privately controlled, but she may be one of the first women in a very long time to give such a damning public record of it.”

    Spears shocked the world this week by testifying in a Los Angeles conservatorship hearing about the enormous control her father has over her life, finances and even her reproductive capabilities. She maintained she was forced to have an IUD inserted to prevent a new pregnancy. All of this came out in an effort to remove her father’s longstanding conservatorship over her. It marked the first time that many heard her complaints about the restrictions, and her remarks rippled through fans, the media and her entertainment industry supporters.

    Tamblyn began as a child actress, starring in Joan of Arcadia and later in long stints in House and Two and a Half Men. She became the driving economic force of her middle class family, and said in the Times there is a line that is crossed when families become too deeply involved in their child’s career.

    “But as someone who has experienced a small taste of what Britney has gone through, I know that what she has done is a profoundly radical act,” said Tamblyn, “one that I hope will ripple through the bodies and bank accounts of women across industries for generations to come. By speaking up, she has reminded us that our autonomy, both bodily and fiscal, is worth fighting for.”

    Tamblyn’s account detailed how her parents became advisers on her finances and career choices. While the relationship remains friendly, Tamblyn acknowledges her discomfort about their roles, which often impeded normal family conversations and eventually became an emotional wedge.

    “I was everyone’s A.T.M.,” Tamblyn wrote. “A bank that was, nonetheless, unconditionally loved. Still, as I got older, it got harder to trust the source of that love.”

    Tamblyn admitted that her own level of discomfort doesn’t rise to the level of Spears. “But I can see how easy it would have been to slip into those dynamics. In these situations, some kind of damage is invariably done — a stunting of the ability of an individual to grow and make the most basic of decisions, or practice good boundaries. When I finally parted professional ways with my parents, they couldn’t help but feel as if they had done something wrong. But they hadn’t. Money had.”

    Britney Spears Spills One More Time On Conservatorship, “Pretending,” & Shocking Court Appearance

    (6/24/21) Turns out Britney Spears didn’t say all she had to say yesterday in court about the restrictive conservatorship that has ruled her life and career since 2008.

    Just over 24 hours after telling a Los Angeles Superior Court judge and fans over the globe via the phone that she believed “this conservatorship is abusive” and “I want my life back,” Spears took to social media today to put the spotlight on the not quite accurate image she has been presenting the past few years.

    “I apologize for pretending like I’ve been ok the past two years …I did it because of my pride and I was embarrassed to share what happened to me,” the “..Baby One More Time” singer wrote. “Believe it or not pretending that I’m ok has actually helped,” Spears added – as you can see in the post below.

    Stunning DTLA listeners and #FreeBritney advocates with her rare court appearance and revelations of forced medication that makes her feel “drunk,” an IUD she isn’t allowed to have removed and essentially every aspect of her daily life, profession and finances being under scrutiny, Spears bluntly exclaimed she wanted the long term control her father and appointed officials have over her and her more than $50 million fortune to cease. However, at least up until today, the 39-year old multi-platinum performer hasn’t yet actually filed paperwork with LASC Judge Brenda Penny to have the conservatorship discontinued or even augmented.

    Along with the likely replacement of Spears’ court assigned attorney Samuel D. Ingham III, the move to at least hit the pause button on the conservatorship is expected in the forthcoming weeks. A wide ranging July 14 that is on Judge Penny’s calendar could see the opening stages of that process.

    Though she saw her liberty curtailed 13-years ago following a series of public spectacles and stints in the hospital, Spears never really ceased churning out albums, tours and even a Las Vegas residency from 2013 up until she suddenly announced “an indefinite work hiatus” in 2019.

    Lacking the custody of her two now teenage sons, Spears expressed on Wednesday that she was in no rush to get back in the studio or on stage. Besides regaining her agency, Spears’ top priority seems to be marrying her long time boyfriend and having another child.

    Spears wasn’t the only member of her household to take fans backstage today, so to speak. Her boyfriend Sam Asghari shared playful lfootage of the duo on a private jet on his IG on Thursday – no word if the images were recent or not.

    Getaways or not, the overall renewed attention on Spears’ state of affairs was in no small part spawned by the NYT produced Framing Britney Spears documentary that premiered on Hulu and FX in February. Revealing the extent of Spears confinement and the legal quagmire she has been trapped in, the doc hit a nerve with fans and others. Another wave of support for the singer flooded social media platforms after her court appearance on Wednesday from the likes of Rose McGowan, Mariah Carey and Spears’ sometimes not so kindly inclined ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake.

    Britney Spears Wants End To Restrictive Conservatorship; “I Want My Life Back,” Singer Tells Court

    (6/23/21) “I would honestly like to be able to sue my family,” Britney Spears said Wednesday via telephone to a downtown Los Angeles courtroom during a hearing over her on her longtime and restrictive conservatorship. “After I’ve told the whole world I’m OK, it’s a lie,” the once-time Princess of Pop added. “I’m not happy, I can’t sleep, I’m depressed, I cry every day.”

    About 100 fevered fans outside the L.A. Superior Court venue, the much anticipated remote appearance by the “Toxic” singer was one of the few times Spears has spoken out since being placed in the comprehensive conservatorship in 2008, when almost full control of the mother of two was given to her father Jamie Spears after a series of public incidents and hospitalizations.

    “It is my wish and dream for all of this to end. I want my life back,” Spears went on to say today in an often hurried manner as family, lawyers and court officials listened in. “I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive … I want to end the conservatorship without being evaluated. I want to petition to end the conservatorship.”

    “This conservatorship is doing me way more harm than good,” Spears said, comparing her situation to sex trafficking. “I deserve to have a life.”

    The comments came after years of discord behind the scenes, on social media and in court regarding the conservatorship. The singer’s main attorney Samuel D. Ingham III informed the court back on April 27 that his client wanted to “address the court directly.” With the spotlight intensified due to the #FreeBritney movement that grew exponentially out of the probing Framing Britney Spears documentary that launched on Hulu and FX in February, Spears indeed did that today.

    Revealing, among other things, that she would like to have another child but can’t because of an IUD she isn’t allowed to have removed, Spears exclaimed at one point that her father “loved the control he had over someone as powerful as me.”

    Telling Judge Brenda Penny that “I wish I could stay on the phone to you forever,” Spears’ statements during today’s status hearing were a far cry from the usual dance moves and cryptic remarks she posts on social media.

    The most public display of discontent by Spears over the past 13 years, today is not actually the first time she has sought to recalibrate her legal equation. Just a few years after the conservatorship was put in place, the multi-platinum singer pushed back in the courts against the vast control her father has over her $50 million-plus fortune, plus her medical, personal and professional choices. According to documents cited in a New York Times investigation published Tuesday, the now 39-year-old Britney Spears thought the conservatorship had “too, too much” control over her life and affairs.

    Despite the fact that in most circumstances, with the exception of severe cases, conservatorships often last a few months or a couple of years at most, Spears’ state has been repeatedly upheld by the courts. This situation has continued even though Spears has been putting out albums routinely and even had a lucrative Las Vegas residency from 2013 up until she announced “an indefinite work hiatus” in 2019. That pause was in part, Spears said at the time, because of the health of her sometimes estranged father. Jamie Spears, according to his daughter on social media at the time, “almost died” from a ruptured colon. That same year saw lawyer Andrew Wallet leave his role co-running the conservatorship and later the elder Spears relinquish oversight of his daughter’ s medical affairs, but not her finances and therefore her career. Licensed fiduciary Jodi Montgomery was temporarily appointed to the conservatorship two years ago, a role Ingham petitioned the court this March to make permanent; today, Spears herself said that “even Jodi is starting to take it too far.”

    In a hearing earlier this year, the court-appointed Ingham told Penny that his client is “afraid of her father” and “will not perform as long as her father is in charge of her career.” Which is why since February of this year, Jamie Spears has shared running his daughter’s cash with wealth management firm Bessemer Trust, a company Penny put in place.

    Unsurprisingly, with the mammoth interest in Spears’ appearance today, there were some technical glitches in the hearing. Specifically, the LASC website crashed and had to be reset after a surge of sign-ons overwhelmed the system just before the hearing’s scheduled 1:30 PM PT start. In fact, Spears herself had issues as Penny’s clerk didn’t recognize her when the singer first called in to access the hearing. Asked to identify herself, Spears hesitated and then said “Oh me, Britney Spears!”

    At the end of Spears’ 20 minutes of comments, Penny (who is the mother of Insecure showrunner Prentice Penny) said to her: “I know it took a lot of courage for you to say everything.”

    (Update, 3:25 PM) “He is sorry to see his daughter suffering, and in so much pain,” Jamie Spears’ attorney Vivian Lee Thoreen said in a brief statement read to the court upon return from a short recess. “Mr. Spears loves his daughter and misses her very much.”

    Likely to exit as Britney Spears’ own lawyer soon upon his client’s desires, Ingham told the court now that the singer had her say, she would like “proceedings sealed going forward.” How and when those proceedings move ahead is TBD as no formal petition for termination of the conservatorship or anything else related to the Spears matter has been filed. Noting Spears’ care plan should be updated, Penny counseled the lawyers to talk and work out what’s to come next, after which she would schedule more time on the calendar.

    Britney Spears She Won't Have Final Say ... Doctors Rule in Conservatorship Hearing

    (6/23/21) Britney Spears has made it clear ... she wants the judge to hear her out over her long-running conservatorship, but even if she wants out, it's virtually certain that will not happen without a sign off by a team of doctors.

    As you know by now, Britney will address the judge Wednesday at 1:30 PM PT, and there are plenty of fans who are praying she's cut loose from her conservatorship that has been in place for 13 years.

    Up to now, she has never asked the court to end the conservatorship ... not once. Multiple sources tell TMZ, Britney has been at loggerheads with her dad, Jamie, for years. Jamie was once both her personal conservator and conservator of her estate. He stepped down as her personal conservator, and is now co-conservator of her estate with a financial institution.

    One thing she's made clear ... she will NOT perform until her dad is out completely. That said, our sources say she has not taken any steps to plan for a return to the stage or the studio in the event Jamie is gone.

    So, the question ... will Britney ask to end the conservatorship entirely? That is truly a wild card. What's different now is that she's in what appears to be a stable, fairly long-term relationship with her boyfriend, Sam Asghari. They started dating in 2016. It's certainly possible Britney feels Sam can care for her -- thus no need for a conservatorship.

    That said, if Britney asks to end the conservatorship, that's the beginning of the saga ... not the end. She was placed in the conservatorship for medical reasons. Sources with direct knowledge tell us ... a team of doctors say she has a condition that prevents her from safely caring for herself. We're told the doctors have been in place for the entire conservatorship and have not changed their opinion.

    It's pretty obvious ... if Britney wants out, the judge will want to hear from the doctors ... something the current and previous judges have regularly reviewed over the last 13 years. That is the core issue in the conservatorship -- Can Britney safely care for herself and others for whom she's responsible? If the answer is yes, then the judge should end the conservatorship, but if the judge believes the answer is no -- based on the testimony of doctors -- then she would almost certainly lose any such bid to terminate the conservatorship.

    Stay tuned.

    Jamie Spears allegedly controlled Britney’s whole life — even her cabinet colors

    (6/22/21) Britney Spears’ dad has such total control over the 39-year-old pop star’s life that he even has final say over what color cabinets she has in her kitchen, according to a new report on her infamous conservatorship.

    The “Toxic” singer allegedly told her dad, Jamie, that she wanted to re-stain the cabinets, but he thought such renovation work would be too expensive, the the New York Times reported, citing newly revealed confidential documents.

    Spears’ conservatorship — of which her dad is a member along with a financial firm — has led the singer to complain to a court investigator in 2016 that she was “sick of being taken advantage of” and felt she was “the one working and earning her money but everyone around her is on her payroll,” the report said.

    That year, the pop star also informed the investigator that she wanted the conservatorship terminated altogether, reportedly stating that her father was “obsessed” with controlling her life.

    “She articulated she feels the conservatorship has become an oppressive and controlling tool against her,” the court investigator wrote, adding that Spears said, “Too much control … Too, too much!”

    Britney’s father was named conservator of her person and co-conservator of her estate alongside attorney Andrew Wallet in 2008 following her public breakdown in 2007.

    Wallet stepped down as estate manager in October 2020, and a financial firm named Bessemer Trust was put in his place. Jamie, 68, remains co-conservator of Britney’s money but not her personal affairs, which a licensed fiduciary, Jodi Montgomery, temporarily began overseeing in September 2019.

    Jamie may have to split — or relinquish altogether — his duties as conservator of the person since Britney wants Montgomery, who’s been described as her care manager, to permanently take over the role.

    There have been rumblings for months that Britney has been trying to push her father out of the conservatorship following her court-appointed attorney Samuel D. Ingham III’s November 2020 court filing, in which he said the “Toxic” singer is allegedly “afraid” of her dad.

    Tuesday’s New York Times article further drives the narrative that Britney is not happy with Jamie overseeing her personal and financial affairs.

    Documents obtained by the newspaper from a 2014 hearing stated that Ingham said the pop star had issues with her dad even back then, citing his drinking and a “shopping list” of other grievances.

    The report also said the conservatorship has attempted to control all aspects of Britney’s life — even who she dates. The report noted that Britney only had a $2,000 weekly allowance.

    Britney also told the court during a closed-door hearing that she was forced to go to a mental health facility against her will in 2019, per the Times. She reportedly saw it as punishment for making an objection during a rehearsal for her Las Vegas residency, which she said she once performed with a 104-degree fever.

    However, Jamie’s team has maintained that if Britney really wanted to end the conservatorship, she has had every opportunity to do so.

    “Any time Britney wants to end her conservatorship, she can ask her lawyer to file a petition to terminate it; she has always had this right but in 13 years has never exercised it,” Jamie’s lawyer, Vivian Lee Thoreen, told People earlier this year. “Britney knows that her Daddy loves her, and that he will be there for her whenever and if she needs him, just as he always has been — conservatorship or not.”

    The back-and-forth may likely end on Wednesday, as Britney is scheduled to address Judge Brenda Penny for the first time herself that day.

    She, along with Jamie and their respective legal teams, will attend the hearing virtually.

    A rep for Jamie did not immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.

    Britney Spears’ boyfriend ‘has been a huge support’ before court hearing

    (6/22/21) Britney Spears’ boyfriend, Sam Asghari, is helping her get ready to “break the ice” with the judge at her conservatorship hearing this week.

    “Sam has been a huge support for Britney. He helps boost her confidence and assures her that everything will go well,” a source exclusively told Page Six.

    “He has been following the #FreeBritney movement online for a while now and always tells Britney how much she’s loved and supported by fans,” the source added.

    Spears, who started dating Asghari in 2016, is set to face Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny for the first time during a virtual hearing on Wednesday after months of drama with her father, Jamie Spears, who has been actively involved in her conservatorship since 2008.

    “Britney is feeling anxious but prepared going into the hearing,” the source revealed. “People see her as this world-renowned pop star who commands the stage, but she is actually a shy person in real life, so she’s a bit nervous to face the judge.”

    The conservatorship — which bars Britney, 39, from making personal and financial decisions without the approval of her guardians — is “obviously a very sensitive and serious matter” to the singer, according to the source, “so she wants everything to go according to plan” on Wednesday.

    “It’s very important to Britney that her voice is heard after 13 years of having other people speak for her,” the source said.

    The Grammy winner has only publicly spoken about her conservatorship a handful of times since it began in 2008 on the heels of her public breakdown and divorce from Kevin Federline, with whom she shares sons Sean Preston, 15, and Jayden James, 14.

    Asghari, however, has become more vocal of late. In February, the personal trainer, 27, called Jamie, 68, a “total d–k” and said they will not be on good terms until the Spears patriarch “starts treating his daughter right.”

    Jamie, for his part, has continued to fight to stay on the case — and on Britney’s payroll — despite the performer saying in November that she is “afraid” of him.

    “When a family member needs special care and protection, families need to step up, as I have done for the last 12-plus years, to safeguard, protect and continue to love Britney unconditionally,” Jamie told CNN in December.

    Reps for Britney and Asghari did not immediately respond to Page Six’s requests for comment.

    Britney Spears has ‘no idea’ if she’ll ever perform again

    (6/18/21) Even Britney Spears has “no idea” where her career stands.

    Two and a half years into her “indefinite work hiatus,” the “Toxic” singer, 39, admitted that her future as a performer remains up in the air.

    “Am I ready to take the stage again? Am I going to take the stage again? Will I ever take the stage again? I have no idea,” Spears told fans in an Instagram video on Thursday.

    “I’m having fun right now. I’m [at] a transition in my life, and I’m enjoying myself, so that’s it.”

    Elsewhere in the video, the Grammy winner answered several mundane questions about her shoe size and favorite business trip, which #FreeBritney activists insisted were not among the queries that they had sent in amid Spears’ ongoing conservatorship battle.

    “Honey no. We didn’t ask these. We love you though,” one fan commented.

    Another wrote, “Baby the ONLY question we ask you is IF YOU ARE OK.”

    Spears took a step back from the spotlight in January 2019, saying in a statement at the time that she needed to take care of her father, Jamie Spears, after he underwent multiple surgeries for a ruptured colon.

    The entertainer’s relationship with Jamie, 68, has since become fractured, with a source telling Page Six in March, “She hasn’t talked to her dad in over a year.”

    Both Britney and Jamie have also confirmed that they are no longer in communication. She said through her lawyer in November 2020 that she “will not perform” with her dad in charge of her career, while Jamie told CNN in December that he and Britney had not been on “good terms” in months.

    The Spears family’s drama stems from Britney’s conservatorship, which has greatly limited her freedom since it was put into place in 2008 after her public breakdown. Jamie had control over his daughter’s personal affairs and finances for years, but since his 2019 health scare, he has only overseen the latter with the help of a private firm, Bessemer Trust.

    A source told Page Six in May that Britney, who has not released an album in nearly five years, wants Jamie removed from the case entirely. She is due to speak in court for the first time on June 23.

    Britney Spears She Won't Ask Judge to End Conservatorship But She's Done with Dad

    (5/5/21) Britney Spears is itching to talk to the judge in her conservatorship case next month, but not to end the conservatorship ... it's all about giving her dad his walking papers.

    Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ ... Britney does not feel trapped in the 13-year-old conservatorship. As one source put it, "She has 99% of the freedom she'd have if she weren't in a conservatorship, and the only thing she's prevented from doing are crazy things, like buying 3 cars at a time [something she tried to do back in the day]."

    Our sources say Britney has been free to travel -- she goes to Hawaii fairly often -- and lives her life in L.A. without real restrictions.

    We're also told Britney is aware her life was out of control before the conservatorship was put in place, and it created a structure and also replenished her dwindling assets. As one source put it, "She's taken care of and she knows it."

    Britney's problem is Jamie. We're told the two don't even speak anymore, and she's been angry at him for a long time over business issues and certain people Jamie embraced on the team ... people Britney doesn't like because she feels they were motivated not by her self-interest but theirs.

    We're told Britney wants Jamie out as the co-conservator of her estate, managing her business affairs, and that's what she wants to talk to the judge about. She has no problem with the current conservatorship of her person. As we reported, Jodi Montgomery is now the permanent personal conservator of Britney, and the two get along.

    Britney has said she will not perform again as long as Jamie is part of the conservatorship. That said, she's given no indication she wants to go back on stage and, in fact, has said she has other priorities.

    It's likely the hearing next month will be open to the public. It should be riveting.

    Britney Spears Wants To Speak At Conservatorship Hearing, According To Her Lawyer

    (4/27/21) The court-appointed attorney for Britney Spears said during Spears’ latest conservatorship hearing on Tuesday that the pop star wants to address the judge in court.

    “The conservatee has requested that I seek from the court a status hearing at which she can address the court directly,” Samuel D. Ingham III told the judge overseeing the case, according to the New York Times. He proposed that the hearing be scheduled on an “expedited basis,” preferably within 30 days.

    Interest in Spears’s case has peaked since the release of Framing Britney Spears, a documentary from the New York Times that debuted on FX and Hulu in February. The documentary sparked a rolling social media conversation about the singer’s treatment by the media and by some of those she trusted most. Many of Spears’ fans have actively participated in an online “FreeBritney” campaign calling for an end to the oversight of her life and affairs, but Spears herself has never directly addressed the situation.

    The closest she has come of late is in a lengthy late-March Instagram post where she said, in part, “My life has always been very speculated…watched…and judged really my whole life…It takes a lot of strength to TRUST the universe with your real vulnerability cause I’ve always been so judged…”

    Spears’s lawyer did not say what the 39-year-old singer wants to tell Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny, and the judge did not specifically say she would hear what Spears has to say. But the judge, after excusing herself to go in chambers and check her calendar, later scheduled a June 23 hearing on the status of the conservatorship.

    The judge also set a July 14 hearing on other issues that were scheduled to be heard Tuesday, but postponed for further work by the attorneys. They include unspecified accounting issues, petitions for fees to be paid by the Spears estate and various motions to seal documents.

    Ingham told the judge that he and Vivian Thoreen, the attorney for Spears’s father, Jamie Spears, have been working on a “global resolution” of the accounting issues and hope to have an agreement soon. Thoreen also said she plans to file an updated fees petition.

    Forbes estimated in February that Spears has a net worth of $60 million. She hasn’t released new music since 2016 and she stopped touring in 2018. By comparison, Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Lopez each have built fortunes of more than $100 million. Beyonce is worth over $400 million.

    “My client has informed me that she is afraid of her father,” Ingham told the judge. “She will not perform again if her father is in charge of her career.”

    Spears has been under a conservatorship since 2008, when she was hospitalized several times after exhibiting bizarre behavior, including shaving her head.

    Court documents show that in 2018, the singer’s living expenses were in the range of $400,000 and her travel expenses, $70,000. Legal and conservator fees that year totaled $1.1 million. Of that, Jamie Spears collected a court-approved $128,000 as conservator.

    Jamie Spears and the Bessemer Trust Co. are the co-conservators of the Spears estate and share management of her business affairs. Ingham has said his client would be happier without her father involved and has sought clarification from other attorneys in the case if they approve a final order establishing Bessemer Trust’s role.

    Attorneys for Jamie Spears have repeatedly insisted he has done excellent work managing his daughter’s finances. Spears lawyer says she is “strongly opposed” to her father returning as her personal conservator.

    Britney Spears tells concerned fans she’s ‘extremely happy’ and ‘totally fine’

    (4/18/21) Britney Spears is doing her best to assure concerned fans that she’s “totally fine.”

    The 39-year-old singer took to Instagram Friday night to post a Q&A session for fans, where she acknowledged that the most frequently asked question lately has been, “Are you okay?”

    “Yes, I’m totally fine. I’m extremely happy, I have a beautiful home, beautiful children,” said Spears, who shares sons, Jayden James , 14, and Sean Preston, 15, with ex-husband Kevin Federline.

    “I’m taking a break right now because I’m enjoying myself,” she added.

    She also said fans have been curious to know why she randomly posted a red refrigerator on Instagram three weeks ago.

    “Honestly I just thought it was cool,” she shared, revealing that it had no deeper meaning. “I thought it was vintage, it was red and just really cool.”

    The performer also responded to fans who asked her about potential dizzy spells from “spinning in my living room.”

    “Yes, I get extremely dizzy,” she answered, “but I’m a dancer so as long as I have a focus point for my head, as I turn as long as I keep finding that spot, usually in the end it’s not as bad.”

    Within the caption, Spears reveals that she recorded the video Thursday before making her way to Malibu in her boyfriend’s blazer, only to be spotted by paparazzi.

    The video echos another she posted Monday where she said she’s “flattered” that fans are concerned for her well-being.

    In recent months, the Grammy winner’s fans have been vocal supporters of the #FreeBritney movement, which aims to shine a light on alleged injustices in the conservatorship that she has been under since 2008. Spears’ fan base has also questioned whether she runs her social media, prompting her camp to maintain that she does.

    Britney Spears New Documentary Is An Embarrassment ... I Cried For 2 Weeks!!!

    (3/30/21) (Video) Britney Spears says the latest documentary about her life is super embarrassing and it's got her in tears.

    The singer broke her silence on the 'Framing Britney Spears' doc Tuesday, saying she was "embarrassed by the light they put me in."

    Britney says she didn't watch the entire documentary, but she really didn't like the little bit she did see ... she says, "I cried for two weeks."

    Brit shared her emotional reaction along with a video of her dancing to Aerosmith's hit song, "Crazy." She says she's dancing to Steven Tyler every night just to keep her sane.

    As you know ... 'Framing Britney' has her fans fired up about how the pop star's been treated over the years by the media, Justin Timberlake, her father Jamie Spears and others.

    Britney Spears Asks for Jodi Montgomery to be Permanent Conservator of her Person

    (3/24/21) The woman who's been in charge of many of Britney Spears' personal choices for about 2 years now has done a fine job -- so says Britney herself, who's asking to bring her on permanently -- but her lawyer wants to reserve the right to end the conservatorship.

    New court docs were just filed in Britney's conservatorship case, and they reveal the singer wants Jodi Montgomery to become the new full-time conservator of her person going forward ... while noting she asked for her father, Jamie Spears, to resign from the position for good.

    According to the paperwork, obtained by TMZ, Britney notes Jamie relinquished that power temporarily in September of 2019 ... and Jodi was appointed a temporary conservator of her person at that time. Now it looks like Britney wants to keep Jodi in the position going forward. Sources connected to the case tell us ... Jamie has no objections to the change, and Britney really likes Jodi in that role. He's fine with it.

    As for the difference between the conservator of Britney's person and Britney's estate -- the latter of which Jamie is still co-conservator alongside Bessemer Trust Company -- is that Jodi is basically in charge of Brit's personal decisions, which entails quite a bit in her day-to-day.

    The docs lay out exactly what they want Jodi to continue running as it pertains to Britney's well-being -- which include powers to limit visitors (so long as she isn't restricted from access to counsel), retain caretakers and security guards for Britney, prosecute civil harassment restraining orders that may arise and the power to communicate with medical personnel with respect to any treatment for Britney.

    As co-conservator of the estate, Jamie still plays a role in managing her finances and business decisions.

    Here's another interesting line in the docs that Britney's team filed ... "Petitioner expressly reserves the right to petition for termination of this conservatorship under Probate Code section 1861. Nothing in the within petition shall be deemed to constitute a waiver of that right." Make of that what you will ... but it is underlined and in bold.

    Britney Conservatorship Case 2nd Hearing Since Doc ... Draws Huge #FreeBritney Crowd

    (3/17/21) One of the first Britney Spears hearings since the release of a documentary about her conservatorship brought out a huge wave of #FreeBritney supporters ... but it looks like it was all for nothing.

    Check out the scores of people who showed up to a courthouse in downtown L.A. Wednesday for a hearing in the case about hundreds of thousands Brit's trying to recoup for her conservatorship ... but nothing ended up happening on that front.

    The judge continued the matter for another day -- and it looks like the whole hearing lasted about 20 minutes max. And, yet ... these folks were determined to have their voices heard. As you can see, the troupe showed up in force -- with signs and posters and even megaphones in hand.

    It's unclear why they arrived for this one with such numbers ... it's the 2nd hearing since the release of 'Framing Britney Spears' on Feb. 5. On Feb. 11 -- the first such hearing following the controversial doc -- it was determined Jamie would stay on as co-conservator along with Bessemer Trust Company.

    As for what was supposed to be happening today -- a judge could've officially weighed in on whether the estate could recoup the $308k Britney says her dad paid to her former business manager, Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group.

    Remember, Britney claimed after she stopped performing in early 2019 ... Tri Star allegedly asked Jamie for more dough, since the 5% commission they get from Brit is based on revenue from her getting on stage. They asked for $500k minimum per year, and Britney says Jamie shot 'em $308k and change ... without running it by her people, or trying to negotiate a better deal.

    What we do know for sure ... they wanna #FreeBritney, whatever that means.

    BBC Plans Its Own #FreeBritney Documentary Following ‘Framing Britney Spears’

    (3/17/21) Following the success of FX/Hulu’s documentary Framing Britney Spears, the BBC has announced that it is planning its own film on the American singer and her conservatorship.

    The BBC has greenlit Britney (working title), which will follow BAFTA-winning journalist Mobeen Azhar as he travels from Spears’ hometown of Kentwood, Louisiana, to Los Angeles and speaks to fans behind the #FreeBritney movement.

    Along the way he attends a court hearing, finding himself in the midst of the ongoing battle between Spears’ conservatorship team and her passionate fans. He also meets those closest to the singer.

    Azhar said: “I went to LA in search of the truth of how Britney Spears, one of the biggest pop stars on the planet, ended up in a conservatorship. I found myself in a world of lawyers, superfans and paparazzi and spent time with many of the people who’ve had a front row seat in Britney’s life. This film taps into the energy of the #FreeBritney movement and questions the industry, fandom and the laws that facilitate conservatorships.”

    Britney will broadcast on BBC Two and is produced by Forest, with Abacus Media Rights selling internationally. Laura Kaye is the producer, while the executive producer is Jeremy Lee. It was commissioned by Patrick Holland and Owen Courtney.

    Justin Timberlake Finally Apologizes To Britney Spears, Janet Jackson After ‘Framing Britney Spears’ Doc Backlash

    (2/12/21) Justin Timberlake, who famously dated Britney Spears, responded to the backlash he’s received following the Framing Britney Spears documentary from the New York Times that debuted on FX and Hulu last week. It also comes in the context of an ongoing legal case between Spears and her father, in which the singer seeks to regain control of her finances.

    Spears and Timberlake met when they were cast on The New Mickey Mouse Club in 1992. They dated from 1999-2002. After the spit, Timberlake’s “Cry Me a River” seemed to blame Spears for their breakup. The music video featured an actress who looked a lot like Spears.

    In an Instagram post Friday morning, Timberlake wrote in part, “I am deeply sorry for the times in my life where my actions contributed to the problem, where I spoke out of turn, or did not speak up for what was right.”

    He went on: “I specifically want to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson both individually, because I care for and respect these women and I know I failed.”

    Timberlake was, of course, part of Jackson’s 2004 Super Bowl halftime show that included what became known as a “wardrobe malfunction.”

    Timberlake and Jackson apologized for the incident. The Federal Communications Commission hit CBS with a $550,000 fine.

    Timberlake’s message goes on to a second page where the singer speaks more broadly about the music industry. “The industry is flawed,” he wrote. “It sets men, especially white men, up for success. It’s designed this way. As a man in a privileged position, I have to be vocal about this.”

    The singer called the apology “a first step.”

    “I want to take accountability for my own missteps in all of this as well as be part of a world that uplifts and supports,” he said. “I care deeply about the well-being of the people I love and have loved.”

    “I can do better and I will do better,” he promised.

    Framing Britney Spears has sparked a rolling social media conversation over the past week. On Monday, Twitter users praised Craig Ferguson for publicly refusing to shame the troubled Spears back in the day.

    There has also been renewed scrutiny of the media’s treatment of Spears. On Tuesday, users began reposting an interview Diane Sawyer did with a 21-year-old Spears and calling on Sawyer to apologize. Part of this interview is featured in Framing Britney Spears.

    Britney Spears Dad Remains Co-Conservator ... #FreeBritney Fans Show Up for Hearing

    (2/11/21) Britney Spears' bid to have her father less involved in her life didn't pan out ... as he's to remain co-conservator after the latest court hearing about the case.

    As you may recall ... Britney's legal team had requested the Bessemer Trust Company become the sole conservator of her business affairs ... booting Jamie Spears as a co-conservator.

    The judge denied the request Thursday and ordered that everything stay the same. None of the parties, including Britney, have asked the judge to end the conservatorship ... and that's been the case for the last 13 years.

    As we reported, Britney's legal team previously filed docs indicating she won't perform until her father steps down. We're told the relationship between Britney and her dad has deteriorated.

    In related news ... the #FreeBritney movement is in full swing ... some of her fans gathered with signs outside the courthouse to show their support.

    The movement has been re-energized by the new documentary, "Framing Britney Spears," along with her boyfriend's recent beef with Jamie.

    Britney fans certainly remember ... Sam Asghari called Jamie a "dick" Tuesday and said he's got no respect for Britney's father, accusing him of meddling in their relationship.

    Britney Spears ‘fed up with conservatorship,’ has not seen documentary: source

    (2/8/21) Britney Spears has not seen “Framing Britney Spears,” but knows about the New York Times documentary that is shining a major spotlight on her conservatorship issues, a source exclusively told Page Six.

    “As of Sunday, Britney hadn’t watched the documentary, but she’s aware of it,” the source said. “She had not seen any of it.”

    When asked whether Britney, 39, was not given permission to view the docuseries as part of her legal restrictions, the insider shared that it was the pop star’s own decision not to watch it.

    “She’s chosen not to watch it because she’s fed up with the conservatorship,” the source said. “She feels there is a hole missing in her life because of the conservatorship and that she won’t be able to live a normal life until that’s over. She knows it’s a battle for her whole life.”

    In November, Britney’s attorney, Samuel D. Ingham III, claimed in a court hearing that the “Toxic” singer had become “afraid” of her father, Jamie Spears, and wanted him removed from her conservatorship. “She will not perform again if her father is in charge of her career,” he said.

    Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny declined to suspend Jamie, 68, from his duties, but stated that she was open to hear arguments for his removal in the future. Bessemer Trust was named as co-conservator.

    Jamie told CNN in December that he hadn’t spoken to his daughter in months.

    “When a family member needs special care and protection, families need to step up, as I have done for the last 12-plus years, to safeguard, protect and continue to love Britney unconditionally,” he said. “I have and will continue to provide unwavering love and fierce protection against those with self-serving interests and those who seek to harm her or my family.”

    Britney has been under conservatorship since her infamous mental breakdown in 2007.

    “Framing Britney Spears,” which was released Friday on FX and Hulu, showed the “Baby One More Time” singer’s rise to fame, mental health issues as a result of severe public scrutiny, conservatorship and the #FreeBritney movement.

    Over the weekend, celebrities came out in droves to show their support, calling the pop star’s situation “sad” and “heartbreaking.”

    But despite the latest microscopic attention on her ongoing legal issues due to the documentary, a source told Page Six on Monday that Britney is “happy and lively.”

    The next court date over the battle for conservatorship is on Feb. 11.

    A rep for Britney did not immediately return our request for comment.

    NYT's Britney Spears Doc

    (1/21/21) Attention, #FreeBritney advocates: The New York Times Presents‘ latest episode, “Framing Britney Spears,” will debut Friday, Feb. 5 at 10/9c, simultaneously on FX and FX on Hulu.

    In the standalone documentary installment, “people close to Britney Spears and lawyers tied to her conservatorship now reassess her career as she battles her father in court over who should control her life,” per the official synopsis.

    Watch a trailer here.

    Britney Spears hasn’t spoken to dad Jamie in four months

    (12/16/20) Jamie Spears says he and his daughter, pop star Britney Spears, haven’t spoken in four months as a result of their ongoing conservatorship battle.

    Jamie, 68, told CNN he believes their estrangement is by the “Toxic” singer’s attorney’s design and defended his role in controlling her finances.

    “I love my daughter and I miss her very much,” he said of 39-year-old Britney. “When a family member needs special care and protection, families need to step up, as I have done for the last 12-plus years, to safeguard, protect and continue to love Britney unconditionally. I have and will continue to provide unwavering love and fierce protection against those with self-serving interests and those who seek to harm her or my family.”

    Britney’s attorney, Samuel D. Ingham III, claimed at a hearing last month that the “I’m a Slave 4 U” singer had become “afraid” of her father and wanted him removed from her conservatorship entirely after he had allegedly hired a new manager without consulting her.

    Though a judge declined to remove Jamie from his role, she did agree to confirm Bessemer Trust’s role as co-conservator at the singer’s request.

    Jamie’s attorney, Vivian Lee Thoreen, claimed that Jamie and Britney’s relationship was fine prior to Ingham’s involvement.

    “Jamie’s relationship with Britney is not that different than your average father-daughter relationship insofar as there has always been a mutual love and respect for each other,” she explained.

    “Until Britney’s court-appointed attorney Sam Ingham abruptly instructed Jamie not to contact Britney a few months ago, Jamie and Britney had spoken often and regularly throughout the entire conservatorship.  In fact, they had spoken just the day before and had had a pleasant and collaborative conversation.” 

    Ingham declined to comment on the situation to CNN, citing ongoing litigation.

    In a hearing scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 16, a judge will review Jamie’s handling of his daughter’s assets.

    The star has been under conservatorship since her infamous mental breakdown in 2007.

    Britney Spears appears to mock her social media posts

    (12/11/20) Britney Spears appeared to poke fun at herself for sharing posts on her Instagram that are very similar to ones she’s shared before.

    “Same shoot … same angle … same person … same shirt … different EYES !!!!,” the 39-year-old captioned a close-up selfie on Thursday.

    One fan commented, “We love this photo now just as much as we have loved it every time it’s been posted!”

    In November, Spears posted a photo of herself that appears to have been taken on the same day as the picture she posted on Thursday.

    In it, she is wearing the same checkered peasant top, necklace and her hair is styled similarly.

    The timing of when Spears posts or takes her photos has been brought into question before amid speculation that her management team is really behind the account due to her conservatorship.

    However, the “Toxic” singer previously denied that she recycles her pics, writing, “To the peeps who think I’m posting the same pics …… well you know us girls …… it’s the same top and same hair but if you look at the details it’s a completely different picture.”

    On Friday morning, Spears took a break from her usual social media posts to promote her new song, “Matches,” which features the Backstreet Boys.

    “I’m so excited to hear what you think about our song together !!!!” she wrote in the caption, adding, “The love you guys have shown this album this year has been stupid amazing. like I can’t even believe it !!! I hope it brings you joy.”

    Britney Spears releases new song in honor of her 39th birthday

    (12/2/20) (Listen) On Britney Spears’ birthday, we’re the lucky ones.

    In honor of the pop sensation’s 39th year on this planet, RCA Records has posted a previously unreleased song called “Swimming in the Stars.”

    Recorded as part of Spears’ most recent project, 2016’s “Glory,” the track is available on streaming services and can be purchased as part of a limited-edition vinyl exclusively sold at Urban Outfitters, reported Variety.

    “So let’s go / Swimming in the stars tonight,” the lyrics go. “Oh, and we’ll glow, and shimmer in diamond lights / We’ll dive in head first, all the way down / In gravity’s arms we’ll drown / The world is ours, when we’re swimming in the stars / When we’re swimming in the stars.”

    “Glory” was re-issued in May of this year. It included another relatively new song, “Mood Ring,” which was included as a bonus track in Japan during the album’s original release. The track shot to No. 1 on iTunes, crashing the launch of Lady Gaga’s “Chromatica.”

    The “Circus” singer, who was born on Dec. 2, 1981, flew to Hawaii two weeks ago to celebrate her special day early. Today she ushered in her actual birthday with boyfriend Sam Asghari, posting cute pics to Instagram with him. “Happy b-day to me,” Spears wrote.

    Although she’s happy today, the star received unfortunate legal news last month. A judge declined to remove her father as the head of her conservatorship. “My client has informed me that she is afraid of her father,” her lawyer said in court. “She will not perform again if her father is in charge of her career.”

    Britney Spears Lawyer Says She Fears Her Dad ... Won't Perform 'Til He Steps Down

    (11/10/20) Britney's afraid of her father, and does not want to perform again as long as he's still serving as conservator of the estate ... so claims her lawyer, Sam Ingham.

    Ingham made the bold statement during a court hearing in the ongoing conservatorship case Tuesday, in which an attorney for Britney's mother, Lynne, also urged Jamie to step down.

    According to Lynne's lawyer ... Britney's thankful for her dad's service all these years, but Lynne believes it's time to let go of that control. She also said Britney is effectively being forced to go on strike while she waits for Jamie to step down as conservator of the estate.

    Britney Spears Dad's Giving Away My Money ... Biz Manager Got $309k Raise

    (11/10/20) Britney Spears believes her father dished out hundreds of thousands of dollars to her former business manager for no good reason ... and she thinks it was way too much.

    According to new legal docs obtained by TMZ ... Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group began repping Britney more than a decade ago, and got paid 5 percent commission on her gross entertainment-related income.

    That obviously added up to a lot of money when Britney was actively performing, but it took a hit when she announced her "indefinite work hiatus" in early 2019.

    According to the docs ... Tri Star emailed Brit's dad, Jamie Spears, in November 2019 and said it wanted to remain on the 5 percent commission plan, but with a $500k annual minimum.

    Britney claims her dad approved this new arrangement without attempting to negotiate a more favorable deal, and in doing so ... screwed her out of $308,974.51 it sent to Tri Star for its services in 2019.

    Britney's legal team calls these "radical new arrangements" that gave Tri Star a 260% raise from the amount it would have been owed under the previous deal. She's looking to disallow the $309k payment as excessive and credit it back to her on the accounting.

    We broke the story ... Tri Star also recently resigned as Brit's biz manager last month, and Jamie already hired a new one. This is creating another major rift in her ongoing conservatorship case, and played a role in Brit's decision to try to get her dad removed as co-conservator.

    Britney Spears Wants Jamie Ousted as Co-Conservator ... After Biz Manager Bolts

    (11/4/20) Britney Spears says her business manager quit out of the blue, but she claims her bigger issue is that her dad hired a new manager without giving her any notice.

    Britney's legal team filed docs requesting Bessemer Trust Company become the sole conservator of her business affairs ... as opposed to just co-conservator with her father, Jamie. In docs, obtained by TMZ, Britney says the move that set things in motion was an October 28 letter telling her that Tristar Sports and Entertainment Group resigned as Britney's business manager without any prior notice.

    She says she's got beef with her dad for hiring Michael Kane of Miller Kaplan to come on as the new business manager without giving her notice or a chance to interview Kane, review the terms of his hiring, or consider alternatives.

    Britney also says the move brings serious concern because Jamie's goal "is to introduce a new gatekeeper who admittedly has a major working relationship with [Jamie's] legal team."

    Britney claims it's all part of Jamie's attempts to "retain full functional control of her assets, books and records."

    Britney says she'll file a petition to remove Jamie as the co-conservator of the estate so that Bessemer can serve that role alone. Earlier this year she requested Jamie be removed as the sole conservator of her business affairs. At that point, she was fine with him staying on as co-conservator, but now she wants him out altogether.

    Britney Spears says she’s the ‘happiest’ she’s ever been

    (11/3/20) Britney Spears confirmed she is doing well amid family drama over her conservatorship in a new Instagram post on Monday.

    “Hi, so I know that there have been a lot of comments and a lot of people saying a lot of different things about me. But I just want to let you guys know that I am fine,” 38-year-old Spears said in the video.

    She continued, “I’m the happiest I’ve ever been in my life and I’m sending all of you guys a lot of prayers and wishes and a lot of love.”

    The “Toxic” singer has been the subject of several conspiracy theories during her conservatorship battle against her father Jamie Spears.

    And a #FreeBritney movement began after rumors swirled that the pop star was being held prisoner by Jamie.

    Fans have even created a petition in hopes of helping the singer.

    “Her father doesn’t allow her to drive, all of her calls & messages are monitored, she’s not allowed to vote, hang with anyone or spend her money without permission. And if she breaks a ‘rule’ he threatens to have her kids taken away,” claims one Change.org petition, with more than 100,000 signatures, lobbying for Britney’s freedom.

    But Jamie has slammed the movement and defended his role as Britney’s conservator.

    “All these conspiracy theorists don’t know anything. The world don’t have a clue,” Jamie exclusively told Page Six in August. “It’s up to the court of California to decide what’s best for my daughter. It’s no one else’s business.”

    Jamie has denied that he or anyone else is skimming money off the top of Britney’s estate.

    Nevertheless, supporters of the #FreeBritney movement, which include Miley Cyrus, Paris Hilton, Ariel Winter, and Rose McGowan, have been vocal about their believes that the singer is being controlled.

    In August, a judge ruled that Britney’s conservatorship would be extended until early 2021 following her request to remove her father as her sole conservator.

    Britney Spears' Dad Goes After Her Lawyer ... She Can Speak for Herself!!!

    (10/26/20) Britney Spears' father doesn't buy her lawyer's assertion that he's the only one who can speak for her ... and he's using the upcoming election to try to prove his point.

    Jamie Spears filed new legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- in Britney's ongoing conservatorship case which fire back at her attorney, Sam Ingham, for recently likening her to a comatose patient who lacks the capacity to sign declarations.

    Spears says his daughter's conservatorship doesn't mean she's stripped of all of her rights -- for instance, she still has the right to vote -- and he notes she's testified at deposition and multiple times in court during the conservatorship.

    According to the docs ... Britney's dad claims Ingham does not have the unlimited authority to be her "exclusive voice" -- she has the right to be heard.

    We broke the story ... the reason this all came up in the first place is because Ingham told the judge earlier this month that Brit does not want to perform again. Jamie's side called that hearsay, because it was coming from Ingham and not Britney herself.

    The judge asked why Britney had not filed a declaration about her career intent -- and Ingham said that's because she lacks the mental capacity to do so ... like a person in a coma.

    Jamie disagrees and seemingly wants to know where Britney personally stands on the issue. Something a lot of other people want to know as well.

    Britney Spears’ makeup artist: There’s a ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ plot against pop star

    (10/24/20) Britney Spears’ makeup artist says there is a “Handmaid’s Tale”-style plot to keep her from having a baby with boyfriend Sam Ashgari.

    Speaking on the podcast “Calababes” this week, celebrity cosmetician Maxi said the pop star’s strict conservatorship is preventing her from marrying Ashgari, who she’s been dating since 2016.

    “I can tell you what they’re still controlling to this day is whether she has a baby or not, whether she gets married or not, who her friends are, and those are some big things,” Maxi said, according to US Magazine. “We’re talking about some ‘Handmaid’s Tale’-type things to keep her from having a baby. Like, we’re talking … I can’t detail it and I’m not gonna specifically say, but I will say for sure, she would’ve had a baby by now. She would’ve probably been married to [boyfriend] Sam [Asghari] by now. She would have groups of friends around her.”

    Spears, 38, has been under a tight conservatorship run by her father, Jamie Spears, 68, for 12 years.

    An online movement dedicated to exposing the constraints put on the “Oops I Did It Again” singer by using the hashtag #FreeBritney gained popularity this summer. Her attorney, Samuel D. Ingham III, said she is “strongly opposed to having [Jamie] return as the conservator of her person,” according to court papers revealed this August. Later that month, August, courts ruled that Spears’ younger sister Jamie Lynn will take a more active role in her trust.

    Currently, Spears’ manager Jodie Montgomery has taken over as her temporary conservator.

    Though Maxi called the situation “sad,” the makeup artist said it’s improving, noting that Spears has gained more control over her social media.

    The makeup man also said dad Jamie put the “Circus” performer’s boyfriend, who works as a personal trainer, “through hell.”

    “I can’t detail all the things that [Ashgari] went through, but he went through a lot of hell to even be with her,” he said. When the pair started dating, “she was under the conservatorship basically controlled by the father.”

    Britney Spears Her Lawyer Likens Her to Comatose Patient

    (10/8/20) Britney Spears lacks the mental capacity to sign a sworn declaration in her conservatorship case ... and her own lawyer compared her inability to sign a document to a comatose patient.

    There was a hearing Wednesday in Britney's conservatorship case ... it was routine at first, but then the judge started asking questions about Britney wanting a co-conservator of her estate, to work alongside Jamie Spears.

    Britney's lawyer, Sam Ingham, had been conveying Britney's feelings about the conservatorship to the court, and they got into a discussion as to whether all of that was inadmissible hearsay.

    The judge asked Ingham if Britney would sign a declaration so there'd be a first-hand account of her feelings. Ingham said Britney lacked the capacity to sign a declaration, and likened her to a comatose patient. He was not saying she is comatose by any means, but he used it by way of example to show she was not capable of signing a legal document. Ingham said even comatose patients can have their lawyers speak for them.

    The lawyers and the judge started discussing whether hearsay regarding Britney's feelings were admissible, but the judge put the matter over to another day.

    As you know, there's a social media movement to free Britney from her conservatorship, but her own lawyer telegraphed that she's not able to do some fairly basic things.

    Update: 2:48 PM PT -- The way the issue of Britney's declaration came up ... her lawyer, Sam Ingham, told the judge Britney does not want to perform again ... while Ingham said Jamie is intent on Britney resuming her career.

    That's when the issue of hearsay came up ... that Britney hasn't told the judge in a declaration what she wants to do with her career.

    2020 People’s Choice Awards Nominees

    (10/1/20) The annual awards show will broadcast live from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, CA Nov. 15 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

    THE SOCIAL CELEBRITY OF 2020
    1. Ariana Grande
    2. Britney Spears
    3. Justin Bieber
    4. Kim Kardashian West
    5. Kylie Jenner
    6. Lady Gaga
    7. LeBron James
    8. Selena Gomez

    Britney Spears Free Britney Movement's Not a Hoax ... And I Don't Trust My Dad!!!

    (9/3/20) Britney Spears is making it clear -- she doesn't trust her dad and wants the public to hear what he and other professionals are doing to keep her in the conservatorship, and she wants to make it clear ... the #FreeBritney movement is not only real ... she supports it.

    Britney's lawyers just filed docs opposing her dad Jamie's motions to seal parts of her ongoing conservatorship case ... because she wants everyone to know what's up.

    Britney is fighting her dad's move to appoint a co-conservator of her estate [handling business matters] to a lawyer who was deeply involved in her conservatorship for years. She wants someone independent to take the reins.

    Britney argues there are no medical issues or sensitive issues with her children to protect, so there's no reason to keep the hearing secret.

    The lawyer says, "... Britney herself is vehemently opposed to this effort by her father to keep her legal struggle hidden away in the closet as a family secret."

    The lawyer adds, "Far from being a conspiracy theory or a 'joke' as James [Jamie] reportedly told the media, in large part this scrutiny is a reasonable and even predictable result of James' aggressive use of the sealing procedure over the years to minimize the amount of meaningful information made available to the public."

    Britney Spears wants financial company to take control of her conservatorship

    (9/2/20) Britney Spears has called on the judge overseeing her conservatorship case to appoint a financial management company of her choosing to run her estate.

    The pop star wants the money men and women at the Bessemer Trust Company to oversee her finances and control the power of attorney for her medical health decisions, according to new legal papers obtained by The Blast, in which she insists her conservatorship is “voluntary” and she is now using her right to nominate a person or company to run her estate and assist her father, Jamie, who has been in control since her very public breakdown 12 years ago.

    “This is a voluntary conservatorship. Conservatee wishes to exercise her right to nominate a conservator of the estate,” the document begins.

    “Without in any way waiving her right to seek termination of this conservatorship in the future, she strongly prefers to have a qualified corporate fiduciary appointed to serve in this role,” the documents read.

    Under the new conservatorship terms, Spears wants Bessemer Trust Company officials to have “the power and authorization to pursue opportunities related to professional commitments and activities including but not limited to performing, recording, videos, tours, TV shows, and other similar activities as long as they are approved by the conservator of the person and the Conservatee’s medical team,” as well as “the power to revoke all powers of attorney, including powers of attorney for making health care decisions and managing real estate, and to terminate any and all agencies.”

    Britney’s mother Lynne is also requesting a greater involvement in her daughter’s finances, while it was recently confirmed her younger sister, Jaime Lynn, has been appointed the trustee of the Toxic star’s personal trust.

    Jamie Lynn Spears named as sister Britney’s trustee

    (8/25/20) Jamie Lynn Spears is set to play a more significant role in her sister Britney Spears’ conservatorship, new court records show.

    The 29-year-old former Nickelodeon star has been named the trustee of Britney’s “SJB Revocable Trust,” which was initially set to protect the pop star and her children’s finances, according to The Blast, which obtained the documents.

    Jamie Lynn has reportedly requested that the court authorize Fidelity Financial Management to serve as a financial advisor and create “blocked accounts” to hold her 38-year-old sister’s assets.

    According to The Blast, the “Zoey 101” star will ensure these assets and cash will be used for Britney’s two children, Sean and Jayden Federline, if the singer was to pass away.

    The document states, “Upon the settlor’s death, the entire principal of the Trust … shall be promptly distributed by the Trustee to the trustee or co-trustees of the BJS Kids & Family Trust, to be held, administered and distributed in accordance with its terms.”

    The “SJB Revocable Trust” was reportedly created in 2004, four years prior to when her conservatorship started in 2008.

    Britney’s trust pertains to her bank accounts and personal items such as clothes, jewelry, artwork and furniture, according to reports. Its not clear if it also includes the value of any intellectual property, such as music rights, owned by the pop star.

    Britney’s father, Jamie Spears, and her co-conservator, Andrew Wallet, signed off on Jamie Lynn’s request to be named a trustee.

    In July, Jamie Lynn slammed a fan who questioned her sister’s mental health.

    She wrote on Instagram, “You have no right to assume anything about my sister, and I have NO right to speak about HER health and personal matters. She is a strong, badass, unstoppable woman, and that’s the only thing that is OBVIOUS.”

    Last week, a judge ruled that Britney’s conservatorship will be extended for at least another six months following the singer’s request to remove her father. Her manager Jodi Montgomery is currently her temporary conservator.

    Britney Spears Offered Support By The ACLU In Conservatorship Battle

    (8/23/20) Pop star Britney Spears has a new ally in her ongoing battle to free herself from the conservatorship imposed by the courts after prior mental health challenges. Now the American Civil Liberties Union has stepped up.

    “People with disabilities have a right to lead self-directed lives and retain their civil rights,” the ACLU said in a tweet this week. “If Britney Spears wants to regain her civil liberties and get out of her conservatorship, we are here to help her.”

    The 38-year-old Spears has asked a court to remove her father, Jamie Spears, as her conservator over her financial affairs and health arrangements. A judge on Friday extended the current arrangement for another six months.

    Spears has been under conservatorship with her father since 2008 (except for a brief period when her manager, Jodi Montgomery, took over when Jamie Spears has health issues). In 2008, she was twice put under a 5150 hold in a psychiatric hospital. Among her erratic behaviors was shaving her head and attacking a photographer’s car with an umbrella.

    The California Courts website defines a conservatorship as an appointment of a responsible person or organization to care for another adult who cannot care for themselves or manage their own finances.

    The fan-driven #FreeBritney movement insists she is being held in the conservatorship against her will and is able to make her own choices. Court documents filed in the most recent hearing indicate Britney Spears is “strongly opposed to having [Jamie] return as the conservator of her person.”

    Britney Spears will be under full conservatorship for six more months

    (8/21/20) Britney Spears’ conservatorship has been extended until early 2021 following the 38-year-old’s request to remove her father, Jamie Spears, as her sole conservator.

    A judge ruled in a private court hearing that Britney’s current conservatorship will be in place until Feb. 1, 2021, according to court documents obtained by The Blast. The singer’s manager Jodi Montgomery is currently her temporary conservator.

    Britney’s attorneys were reportedly told to file any petitions, such as the request to remove Jamie from the conservatorship, by Sep. 18. Any objections to those petitions will be filed by Oct. 2.

    Earlier this week, the “Toxic” singer’s lawyer, Samuel D. Ingham III, stated in court documents that Britney was “strongly opposed to having [Jamie] return as the conservator of her person.”

    Montgomery took over for Jamie in September 2019 after he experienced a series health issues.

    In an exclusive interview with The Post on Aug. 1, Jamie refuted any claims that he was using the conservatorship to profit off of his daughter.

    “I have to report every nickel and dime spent to the court every year,” he said. “How the hell would I steal something?”

    The 68-year-old added, “It’s up to the court of California to decide what’s best for my daughter. It’s no one else’s business.”

    Ingham said Britney “strongly prefers” that Montgomery continue in the role of conservator.

    Meanwhile, Britney’s mom, Lynne Spears, has also requested to be involved in her daughter’s finances. She was also present at this week’s court hearing.

    According to The Blast, Britney is fine with keeping some of the restrictions of the conservatorship in place, like having the courts have jurisdiction over her medical treatment and finances, but would prefer some of the other lifestyle limitations — like driving a car — to be lifted.

    Britney Spears Conservatorship Unchanged After Court Hearing

    (8/19/20) Britney Spears wants a change in her 12-year conservatorship but she didn't get it at today's court hearing ... because TMZ has learned it was all status quo.

    As we reported, Britney's lawyer filed legal docs asking to permanently replace her dad, Jamie Spears, as the conservator over her person. She also wants a bank or other financial institution to manage her business affairs, along with Jamie. Currently, Jamie is the sole conservator over her business affairs.

    Here's the rub ... certain legal docs need to be filed before her issues go before a judge, and that hasn't happened. Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ ... Wednesday's court hearing was simply a scheduled status conference and nothing has changed.

    Our sources say Britney's problem in this case is that there has been a declaration she's not able to make important life decisions because of her mental illness, so her wishes will almost certainly be tempered by the very fact there is a conservatorship.

    Sources connected to Britney say she is not doing well and has not been on an even keel for more than a year.

    There has been a social media push -- and even the ACLU joined in -- questioning the conservatorship and advocating that it end, but multiple sources connected with the conservatorship say the doctors who have been caring for Britney over the last dozen years have said the conservatorship is necessary for her safety and possibly even her survival.

    Britney Spears I Want My Dad Off Conservatorship ... At Least as a Solo Act

    (8/18/20) Britney Spears is looking to make some big changes to her conservatorship -- and she's firmly against her father, Jamie, continuing to run the whole show.

    Britney's court-appointed attorney just filed new court docs spelling out Britney's wishes -- she wants Jamie Spears out as sole conservator over her estate and appears to want the woman who since last Fall has been calling the shots to be the permanent conservator over her regular person.

    In the docs, the lawyer says Britney "strongly prefers" keeping Jodi Montgomery in the position -- who has been assigned as the temporary conservator over Britney's person for nearly a year now. At this point, she says she wants to put her in that role permanently.

    As for her business affairs, Britney's attorney says she doesn't want Jamie to be the only one handling her estate anymore -- which he's been managing exclusively since 2019 when his co-conservator resigned.

    Instead, he says Britney prefers a "qualified corporate fiduciary" to manage the business affairs of her estate. But, what's unclear in the docs is if she's okay with keeping Jamie on as a co-conservator at all.

    Sources with knowledge of the situation tell us conversations have been had about adding a corporate fiduciary -- which we're told would likely be a bank -- but that the talks have included Jamie staying on as co-conservator of the estate. The wording from Britney's side in the docs isn't clear if she's still open to that arrangement or not.

    The docs also say what we told you last year ... Britney no longer wants to perform at this time -- as in, no more Vegas residency. The attorney says a major overhaul in how her conservatorship is run is needed to reflect her current lifestyle and her wishes.

    Britney's attorney is seeking input on these matters from all others involved in her conservatorship. There's a hearing on the matter on Wednesday.

    Britney Spears’ dad calls #FreeBritney a ‘conspiracy theory’

    (8/2/20) Jamie Spears is sick and tired of how #FreeBritney — an increasingly vocal online movement claiming his daughter Britney Spears is a prisoner in a gilded cage — is painting him as a villain.

    An upset Jamie, 68, told The Post that the campaign, which posits him as a cruel and opportunistic father keeping the 38-year-old pop princess under his emotional and financial control in a 12-year-long legal conservatorship, “is a joke.”

    “All these conspiracy theorists don’t know anything. The world don’t have a clue,” he said. “It’s up to the court of California to decide what’s best for my daughter. It’s no one else’s business.”

    Jamie angrily denied long-standing rumors that he or anyone else is skimming money off the top of Britney’s estate.

    “I have to report every nickel and dime spent to the court every year,” he said. “How the hell would I steal something?”

    The dad said what really bothers him is the aggressiveness of the #FreeBritney supporters. “People are being stalked and targeted with death threats,” he said. “It’s horrible. We don’t want those kinds of fans.

    “I love my daughter,” Jamie continued, getting emotional. “I love all my kids. But this is our business. It’s private.”

    Britney’s life and struggles, however, have long played out in public.

    And recently, celebrities including Ruby Rose, Miley Cyrus, Paris Hilton, ­Ariel Winter and Rose McGowan have lent their support to the #FreeBritney movement, Instagramming and tweeting about how the singer is allegedly unable to make her own decisions about her career, personal life and health because of the ongoing conservatorship.

    “Her father doesn’t allow her to drive, all of her calls & messages are monitored, she’s not allowed to vote, hang with anyone or spend her money without permission. And if she breaks a ‘rule’ he threatens to have her kids taken away,” claims one change.org petition, with more than 100,000 signatures, lobbying for Britney’s freedom.

    The #FreeBritney crusaders have blasted social media with posts, purporting to show that Jamie claimed Britney had dementia in 2008, and that Jamie and the star’s business manager, Lou Taylor of Tri Star Sports and Management, are ­embezzling from her.

    Lately, Britney’s camp has started striking back: Taylor, who did not return calls from The Post, recently settled with #FreeBritney supporter Bryan Kuchar after suing him last year for creating Web sites that called Taylor the “mastermind controlling the pop star.”

    A number of Spears insiders insist that the star is not a helpless pawn.

    “Absolutely not,” Charlie Ebersol, who dated Britney for eight months in 2015, told The Post. As for the wild rumor that Jamie hires his daughter’s boyfriends and pays them $1,000 a week to date her, Ebersol said: “Not [true] in any way, shape or form.”

    One insider said that while Jamie is “not perfect,” he “really stepped up for Britney.”

    The conservatorship, which put much of the star’s decision-making into the hands of Jamie and lawyers, was established 12 years ago, after Britney’s very public meltdown.

    At the time, it was meant to be temporary. But the fact that it’s gone on so long makes some question who is really benefiting from it. Those close to the singer, however, say that Britney is more comfortable with — and ambivalent about — the situation than people realize.

    “It’s not at all a conservatorship like you read about for old people,” said the insider. “It protects her in a way people like Michael Jackson weren’t protected, from themselves and from other people. She’s been able to perform all this time because performing is where she is happiest.

    “When she’s left to her own devices is where the trouble starts. She does have some serious issues.”

    Born in Mississippi and raised in Louisiana, Britney rocketed to stardom at age 17 with her first single, “. . . Baby One More Time” and remained one of the most popular artists of the next few years.

    Her first eyebrow-raising behavior was in 2004, when she married a childhood pal on a whim and got an annulment 55 hours later because, according to court documents, she “lacked understanding of her ­actions.”

    But things really began to unravel in 2006, after she had wed backup dancer Kevin Federline and given birth to their eldest son, Sean. Child Services repeatedly checked in on the family, including after the baby fell out of a high chair and was seen in a vehicle on Britney’s lap rather than in a car seat.

    The next year was a whirlwind of ­unhinged TV appearances; a marriage split (and subsequent divorce) two months after the birth of her second son, Jayden, with Federline; and worrisome paparazzi photos of Britney partying hard with Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan.

    Then, in early 2007, Britney checked in and quickly out of rehab, showed up at a Los Angeles beauty shop and shaved off her hair, and attacked a paparazzo’s car with an umbrella. She went back to rehab, gave a jaw-droppingly sad performance at the VMAs, was booked on hit-and-run charges (later dropped) and lost custody of her children to Federline.

    That seemed to be the straw that truly broke her. In January 2008, Britney was hauled away in an ambulance after a three-hour police standoff in which she refused to return her sons to Federline’s custody.

    Weeks later, she was again taken to a hospital and placed on a psychiatric hold — leading a Los Angeles court to declare her father her legal conservator to handle virtually all her affairs.

    During the past 12 years, she has been allowed to make records, tour and even have a Las Vegas concert residency — leading many to speculate: If she can work, why isn’t she allowed to make her decisions?

    When asked whether Britney is mentally unstable, ex-boyfriend Ebersol was resolute: “Absolutely not,” he said. That statement was echoed by other former boyfriends including David Lucado, who dated her in 2014. (Britney is now dating Iranian-born bodybuilder Sam ­Asghari, 26.)

    Adam Streisand agrees. The Los Angeles-based lawyer was hired by Britney in 2008 after her hospitalization, until a doctor reported that she was not competent enough to choose her own lawyer and the court appointed her a new one.

    He told The Post that, even when she was near rock bottom, Britney did not appear crazy, “just agitated. She understood the concept of a conservatorship but just did not want her father to be the conservator.”

    Nonetheless, Streisand does not believe that Jamie or the business managers have been skimming money from Britney. It’s believed that her fortune, said to be anywhere from $60 million to $215 million, was placed in a trust as part of the conservatorship.

    “Jamie’s a weird guy, he’s a control freak,” Streisand said. “But I don’t see him as some sort of criminal mastermind in this.”

    The Spears family is splintered, however. Last summer, Jamie was temporarily removed from the conservatorship after he allegedly broke down a door and grabbed Sean during an altercation, resulting in a restraining order that forbids him from seeing Britney’s two sons. In March, Jayden lashed out against Jamie on Instagram. Britney’s mom, Lynne, who divorced Jamie in 2002, has reportedly liked at least one #FreeBritney post. Last week, Britney’s brother, Bryan, said that the star wanted out of the conservatorship — but that “it has been a great thing for our family.”

    The next hearing on the conservatorship is to be held Aug. 22, and it’s unclear what Britney herself wants to come of it.

    Meanwhile, some are beginning to wonder if maybe Britney herself is toying with fans.

    While no one disputes her mental-health struggles, Britney has had a knack for masterminding key aspects of her career ever since she came up with the concept of wearing a Catholic-schoolgirl uniform for the video of her first smash hit, “. . . Baby One More Time,” when she was only 17.

    By design or not, some say the notoriously agoraphobic singer now stars in a shrewdly curated Instagram feed that keeps her in the public eye without her ever having to leave home.

    Her feed is a mix of inspirational bromides, kittenish dancing and provocative, New Age-type musings from which #FreeBritney believers seek hidden meanings.

    “I feel like every post is cryptic code for something…” Nicolle Ronayne commented on an Instagram photo Britney posted about the “Pink Planet… aka GJ 504b… the planet made of pink gas!”

    Even the star’s appearance is viewed with suspicion. “In every Instagram picture she looks like a zombie and she’s always wearing some version of the same outfit like she’s frozen back in time in the late ’90s,” an industry insider observed. “It’s weird.”

    At times, the singer almost seems to be trolling fans, coyly answering their questions in Instagram videos but rarely addressing their anguished cries asking her to let them know if she needs rescuing.

    “Whatever is or is not wrong with her, the #FreeBritney movement is making her relevant at a time when a lot of pop stars [from the early 2000s] are aging out of the public eye,” veteran music producer Ed Steinberg told The Post.

    “Her management, her label and Britney herself aren’t stupid. They may not have started the movement but they’re benefiting from it.”

    Britney Spears says she got ‘carried away’ with full body henna art

    (7/28/20) Did she tell her artist, “Gimme more?”

    Britney Spears shared on Instagram on Monday that she got “carried away” with white Henna, posting a picture of her body fully covered in the traditional Indian body art.

    “I think I’m going for a bohemian look in the second picture …. not sure what my hands on my hips are about ??????!!!” she captioned the slideshow. “I guess I’m demanding attention ?????? !!!!”

    Aside from the art, the “Toxic” singer wore only a green snake-print bikini and choker around her neck. In another photo, she donned a peasant blouse and khaki shorts.

    Fans, who believe in the #FreeBritney movement, questioned whether the peculiar post was another sign from Spears, 38, to show that she was being held against her will by her conservatorship.

    “Wtf have they done to you?!!” one person asked. “Its clear someone else is taking these pictures and the plain background is not lost on us … its VERY obvious they dont want to give any evidence of where you are actually being held at this point.” The comment received more than 400 likes.

    Another person wrote, “She’s demanding attention because she’s in trouble.”

    Despite fans questioning whether Spears is being unjustly controlled by her father, Jamie Spears, and her management team, the pop star’s family has recently spoken out in defense of their situation.

    Last week, Jamie Lynn Spears blasted a fan who alluded to her sister’s mental health issues, saying, “You have no right to assume anything about my sister, and I have NO right to speak about HER health and personal matters. She is a strong, badass, unstoppable woman, and that’s the only thing that is OBVIOUS.”

    Britney Spears’ brother says family doesn’t see her sons as much anymore

    (7/23/20) Britney Spears’ brother Bryan gave fans an update on the star’s family situation, saying the family doesn’t get to see her sons Preston, 14, and Jayden, 13, “as much” anymore.

    “We do [see them],” Bryan, 43, told the “As Not Seen on TV” podcast. “When we were doing the Vegas run and I was going back and forth, I was working with Caesars Entertainment at the time, and Britney and I lived together for that four-year run. So I had the boys there pretty much every other weekend. I got to see them a lot then; now I don’t get to see them as much.”

    Bryan said that the boys are currently with their father, Kevin Federline, 42, and that they are “good” and “growing.” He described the relationship as being “somewhat [in touch],” adding that he mostly sees Federline at “family engagements or if the kids are doing something.”

    The news comes after a week during which Spears’ fans rallied on Twitter under the hashtag “#EndTheConservatorship.” Her sister, Jamie Lynn, 29, was moved to defend Spears’ mental health on Instagram this week as well, calling Britney “a strong, badass, unstoppable woman.”

    Spears has been under the conservatorship since 2008. Her father, Jamie Spears, was in charge of her personal and financial decisions until last September when he stepped down due to health concerns. Jodi Pais Montgomery is currently serving as Spears’ conservator until Aug. 22, though things are still in the family: Her mom, Lynne Spears, filed legal documents last week petitioning to be included in all future conservatorship decisions.

    In March, Jayden went on a profane rant against Jamie on Instagram, saying, “He’s a pretty big d–k. He’s pretty f–king gay as s–t. He can go die.” In September 2019, Federline had accused Jamie of abusing Sean, though no criminal charges were filed.

    Jayden’s tirade was “the result of a 13-year-old acting like a 13-year-old,” Los Angeles family law attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan told Page Six exclusively at the time. “Kevin is handling it like a responsible parent.”

    Britney Spears Conservatorship Hearing Torpedoed By Public ... Conservatorship Firmly in Place

    (7/23/20) A status hearing on Britney Spears' conservatorship never went down this week ... because a group of people who had nothing to do with the case refused to get off the Zoom call so the judge could conduct a confidential hearing.

    The plan was routine -- every 3 months or so, the judge calls the parties into court to catch up on developments in the conservatorship. There are reports out there that Britney and/or others were trying to end it. Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ ... no one has EVER filed a motion nor has there ever been a court proceeding to end the permanent conservatorship in the 11 years it's been in effect.

    As for the would-be status hearing this week ... we're told the judge was handling a bunch of non-confidential matters on Zoom, but then the judge "closed" the virtual courtroom by ordering everyone off who was not involved in Britney's case. We're told a group of people from the public got off the call, but then rejoined. The judge was ordering them off, but they refused to leave, so after more than 2 hours the judge pulled the plug and rescheduled the hearing.

    We've learned Jody Montgomery, the woman who has been working with Britney for a long time and was appointed temporary conservator of Britney the person last year when Jamie Spears fell ill ... well, she's still the temporary conservator. Jamie is still the conservator of Britney's estate -- meaning her business affairs.

    Jamie Lynn Spears defends sister Britney Spears amid conservatorship battle

    (7/22/20) Britney Spears has the support of her younger sister.

    Jamie Lynn Spears defended the songstress, 38, on social media after an Instagram user made a remark about Britney’s mental health.

    Jamie Lynn, 29, first shared a screenshot of a tweet from Halsey, reading: “No jokes right now. I have dedicated my career to offering education and insight about bipolar disorder and I’m so disturbed by what I’m seeing. Personal opinions about someone aside, a manic episode isn’t a joke. If you can’t offer understanding or sympathy, offer your silence.”

    She also shared tweets by Nina Parker, Kevin McHale and Maren Morris about mental health in the same post.

    Jamie Lynn commented: “If you deal with mental illness or care for someone dealing with mental illness, then you know how important it is to respect the situation with privacy for the person, and the family trying to protect their loved ones, no matter how it may appear to the public, and as the public we must learn to do the same. I pray this doesn’t bring shame to anyone dealing with mental illness, you are not alone, and you are loved. Sending all my love and prayers to all of you??.”

    Someone then commented: “How about your sisters OBVIOUS mental illness? Why don’t you speak on that? [sic]”

    Jamie Lynn quickly shut them down, replying: “you have no right to assume anything about my sister, and I have NO right to speak about HER health and personal matters. She is a strong, badass, unstoppable woman, and that’s the only thing that is OBVIOUS.”

    Fans have been concerned about Britney’s wellbeing as she has been under conservatorship since 2008. Her father, Jamie Spears, oversaw her personal and financial decisions until last September. He stepped down due to his own health reasons.

    Her mom, Lynne Spears, filed legal documents last week requesting to be included in all decisions regarding Britney’s conservatorship moving forward.

    Britney postponed her Las Vegas residency as her father continued to struggle with a colon condition, before checking into a mental health facility in April 2019.

    “Britney was having a hard time dealing with her dad’s health issues. Britney hasn’t been drinking or doing drugs or anything, she just has some very difficult emotional and mental health issues. She’s gone away to try to deal with her issues before they get worse,” a source close to the Spears family told Page Six at the time.

    Her care manager Jodi Pais Montgomery is currently serving as her conservator until Aug. 22.

    Britney Spears Not Being Held Hostage ... Despite #FreeBritney Protests

    (7/17/20) The #FreeBritney movement has re-emerged in a big way, with lots of people spinning conspiracy theories that she's being held against her will ... but they got the story wrong.

    Folks on social media have been alarmed by Britney Spears posting a gaggle of dance and fashion show videos. They're odd, to say the least ... she's dancing, pacing back and forth and looking not quite put together.

    So then, fans started sending Britney secret messages -- "wear black if you need help," and "wear pink if you are in trouble." Well, she wore pink shorts with black polka dots in a dance video, and that's all she wrote.

    She also crossed her arms in an "X" fashion and folks interpreted that as saying, "I'm not okay." Well, people went nuts online, again suggesting her conservatorship -- led by Britney's dad, Jamie -- was holding her against her will.

    Here's the reality. We've reported for the last 2 years ... Britney is struggling. Her meds stopped working and doctors were having trouble finding the right combination. Sources with direct knowledge tell us she's not been easy to deal with ... she sometimes complains she wants more freedom. Short story -- she hasn't been especially stable managing her mental illness.

    There's collateral damage in all of this ... Kevin Federline has had their 2 kids considerably more than Britney -- and it all relates back to her mental state.

    The conservatorship has been around for 12 years -- an incredibly unusual amount of time for a conservatorship to last, but this one's different. Our sources have said for years ... Britney's mental illness requires this conservatorship -- probably for life.

    Lot of people think this is all Jamie lording over his daughter, but it's not the case. There is a slew of people involved in the conservatorship -- doctors, lawyers, therapists and a judge. There is no way Jamie could go rogue without one of the others taking it to the judge.

    As one source very close to Britney told TMZ ... "These people who are screaming for the conservatorship to end, well if that happened and she hurt herself or died 2 weeks after would these people utter a peep? No way."

    Britney Spears’ mom files documents to be part of her finances

    (7/15/20) Britney Spears’ mom, Lynne Spears, has filed legal documents to ensure she is included on decisions regarding her daughter’s finances.

    According to documents obtained by The Blast, Lynne, 65, filed a request with the Los Angeles County Courts on Monday to be included in any “special notice” of “all matters” having to do with Britney’s multi-million dollar trust.

    The “Toxic” singer, 38, established the “SJB Revocable Trust” in 2004 in order to protect her finances and make sure her sons, Sean, 14, and Jayden, 13, would be provided for. It was also established to “hold and manage her material financial assets during her lifetime, and provide distribution of those assets upon her death.”

    The Blast reported that the trust included a wide swath of possessions besides property, bank and stock accounts, including “furniture and furnishings, clothing, jewelry, vehicles and accessories to vehicles, books, paintings, and other artwork, and other tangible articles of personal, domestic household, or recreational use or nature, together with any insurance on such property.”

    Britney has been under conservatorship since 2008. Her father, Jamie Spears, was her conservator for over a decade but was temporarily relieved of his duties in 2019. Her care manager Jodi Pais Montgomery will act as her conservator until Aug. 22.

    Britney Spears updates fans on home gym she burned down

    (5/27/20) Britney Spears updates fans on home gym she burned down :Video.

    Britney Spears Self-Quarantines for 2 Weeks ... Gotta See My Boys!!!

    (5/26/20) Britney Spears went through 2 weeks of full isolation in order to see her boys, Jayden and Sean -- self-quarantining for 14 days at Kevin Federline's behest.

    Sources with knowledge of the situation tell TMZ ... Britney returned to L.A. from a trip to see her family down in Louisiana at the end of April. When she got back, she wanted some QT with her sons, but Kevin insisted she quarantine for at least 2 weeks before seeing them.

    Our sources say Kevin has been homeschooling Jayden and Sean since the middle of March, when schools closed due to the spread of the novel coronavirus.

    We're told Britney had no issues obliging Kev's request and gladly quarantined after her trip down South -- and she's since seen their boys twice at her home, with each visit lasting only a couple hours.

    Britney and K-Fed ... responsible co-parenting in action!

    Britney Spears says she felt unattractive while growing up

    (5/20/20) Britney Spears was always the “ugly duckling” while growing up in Louisiana because she constantly compared herself to the “pretty people in the south”.

    The I’m a Slave 4 U hitmaker took to Instagram to open up on her body image as she showcased her new bangs – the first time she’s sported a fringe since the third grade.

    “I know I need bangs!!!!! Who would have thought bangs could make you look waaaaay younger ?!?!” she penned.

    Britney explained: “I stopped having bangs in the 3rd grade and I remember like it was yesterday …. it was such a big deal to expose my forehead …. only pretty people in the south could do that and I never felt pretty enough to pull it off.

    “All the beauty pageant girls did it but I never felt beauty pageants were my thing … I had bad teeth and felt like an ugly duckling.”

    The singer said that she also, ‘met with a modeling agency but I wasn’t pretty enough,’ which lead to her saying: “Maybe I can be like the older girls and show my forehead”’

    However, when the Stronger singer tried it, the 38-year-old admitted: “It looked sooooo bad but I thought I was gorgeous!!!!

    “I think I knew it didn’t look good but I did it because I thought it made me cool …. and I’ve pretty much had it like that ever since !!!!” she added.

    “People choose different ways to protect themselves …. when I pull my bangs in front of my head I feel like I’m protected … almost like I’m in 3rd grade again!!!” she concluded.

    Britney Spears gives fans new artwork for 2016 album ‘Glory’

    (5/10/20) (Photo) Pop icon Britney Spears has another surprise for her fans, and this time she’s only burning the internet down — not her home gym.

    On Friday, Spears, 38, changed the cover art for her 2016 album “Glory,” without warning, replacing its original photo of her backlit face with a brand new photo showing her stretched out amid chains along a desert landscape — and wearing a barely-there golden one-piece.

    The post had garnered nearly half-a-million likes by early morning Saturday.

    Spears later posted on Instagram that she changed the cover to celebrate the recording’s rise to the #1 slot on the iTunes album chart.

    The milestone was the result of a fan social media campaign that started back when the album was released.

    “You asked for a new Glory cover and since it went to number one we had to make it happen,” Spears wrote. “Couldn’t have done it without you all.”

    Of course, some fans noticed the change even before Spears officially announced it.

    “The album cover for Glory being updated in 2020, what is happening?” said one Twitter user.

    “Oh…my God. A new (original?) cover using the scrapped David LaChapelle photo shoot for @britneyspears’ #Glory is now inexplicably on Spotify,” said another.

    Britney Spears Says She Burned Down Her Gym

    (4/29/20) Britney Spears needs a new workout routine after setting her personal gym on fire ... a home disaster she seems to be taking totally in stride.

    The pop star just announced the blaze on Wednesday ... but she says it actually happened about 6 months ago. She broke this news as she was about to start a home workout. Brit says she had 2 candles ... "one thing lead to another" and she burned down the joint.

    Can't say she's too busted up about it, because seconds later she moved on to showing fans how she's getting her flex on with the equipment she has left -- a couple of dumbbells.

    Now, we've spoken to people in Brit's world and they assure us her gym did NOT burn to the ground. We're told there was a candle incident, but nothing as disastrous as she describes in this video.

    The good news is she's back working out -- especially after that nasty foot injury she suffered a couple months ago.

    Go easy, Brit ... on the candles.

    Britney Spears hospitalized after breaking her foot dancing

    (2/18/20) Britney Spears’ boyfriend, Sam Asghari, revealed the songstress is in the hospital after breaking a bone in her foot.

    “When you break something it tends to heal stronger specially when you’re my Girl????,” Asghari, 26, captioned a series of photos on Tuesday, one of which is a selfie of the pair in the hospital.

    The caption continued, “My lioness broke her metatarsal bone on her foot doing what she loves which is dancing ?? Wishing her the best recovery so she can jump, run, and dance her butt off ???? #stronger”

    Metatarsal bones are a group of five bones located in your foot between your toes and the heel of your foot. It’s unclear which of the five bones she broke.

    In a video he posted to Instagram, he is seen writing “Stronger,” one of her early songs, on her cast.

    “I love you, baby,” Spears, 38, can be heard telling Asghari in the video.

    Spears’ sister, Jamie Lynn, 28, commented on the pics, “Between her and Maddie we are running a hospital!!”

    Jamie Lynn’s 11-year-old daughter suffered a buckle fracture, a common type of fracture in younger children, in her arm while playing at recess on Friday.

    The Blast reported on Monday that Spears’ conservatorship has been extended several more months. In September 2019, Spears’ care manager, Jodi Montgomery, took over the role of conservator from her father and will remain in the position through April 2020.

    Britney Spears Conservatorship Wins Court Battle In Free Britney Movement

    (12/22/19) Britney Spears and company mean business when anyone insinuates her conservatorship is secretly harming her ... because her people just nailed a hater with a big, fat injunction.

    Britney's dad, Jamie, just got the order, prohibiting a guy named Anthony Elia from talking smack about the conservatorship. As we reported, Elia created the "Absolute Britney" blog suggesting Jamie and his team were manipulating Britney's Instagram account to make it look like she needs help when she did not ... in other words to make it look like she needs a conservatorship.

    Elia went so far as to call the treatment of Britney "a human rights violation." What especially enraged Jamie ... that Elia says he came to the conclusion on a "gut feeling."

    Jamie and his lawyer, Larry Stein, claimed this is defamation, pure and simple, and went to court to muzzle Elia.

    The judge saw it Jamie's way and ordered Elia to immediately stop his claims ... especially those suggesting the conservatorship is harming Britney.

    One of the reasons for the injunction ... the blog triggered a number of death threats against the folks involved in the conservatorship ... some of which cops took seriously.

    Britney Spears celebrates 38th birthday with boyfriend Sam Asghari in Miami

    (12/4/19) Britney Spears and boyfriend Sam Asghari broke the ice for her 38th birthday.

    The couple went ice skating on Monday at The Basement inside The Edition hotel in Miami, where Art Basel celebrations are currently underway.

    Asghari, 25, wrote a sweet tribute to his girlfriend of three years, saying, “We live, we laugh, we argue, and most of all we LOVE. There’s a reason why the world fell in love with you! You might be the princess of pop but mostly you’re my princess.”

    The fitness model and actor also shared a video of him falling on the ice rink, and referenced Spears’ 2008 song from her “Blackout” album.

    “My Ass still hurts from falling and breaking the ice. you get it? #breaktheice,” he wrote.

    Spears shared on her Instagram that the couple also enjoyed bowling inside the South Beach venue, as well as a trip to the beach.

    “It’s my Bday Bitches,” she captioned the post, adding a few shocked face and tongue out emojis.

    Vanessa Hudgens commented, “Happy birthday love!!” and longtime pal Mario Lopez added, “HBD!”

    Britney Spears’ breakdown: Bodyguards took bribes, father saved her life, insiders claim

    (11/3/19) Britney Spears’ 2007 breakdown may have been even worse than anyone knew.

    In a new documentary, “Britney Spears – Breaking Point,” airing Sunday night, insiders reveal that Spears, now 37, may have had her life in danger — and the people who were paid to protect her safety may have accepted bribes from paparazzi in exchange for access to the singer.

    Esther Tognozzi owns the Los Angeles salon where the “Toxic” singer infamously shaved her head in February 2007. In the special, Tognozzi revealed that one of the two bodyguards who’d accompanied Spears to the salon repeatedly opened the blinds to let the horde of photographers outside the shop snap pictures of Spears buzzing off her own hair.

    According to Tognozzi, Spears arrived at the salon around closing time. “We were cleaning up and there was a bunch of flashing outside lights and we were wondering, ‘Uh oh, what happened, police, ambulance?’ We looked out and it’s a bunch of white lights flashing and somebody knocked on the door because we always keep the door locked saying: ‘Hey, open the door, Britney Spears wants to come in,'” she recalled.

    “And of course, I said: ‘What for?’ And they proceeded to come in, she sat on my chair, I said, ‘What’s up, can I help you?’ She said, ‘I want to shave my hair off.'”

    Tognozzi says she tried to talk Spears out of the stunt to no avail. “I said, ‘No, you don’t,’ [and] she said, ‘Oh yes, I do.'”

    “She had two bodyguards, supposedly keeping an eye out to make sure the paparazzi were not getting any pictures and one of them kept opening the blinds,” Tognozzi told the The Daily Mail.

    “I had blinds at the side of the salon back then. I had a sliding glass door and I kept saying, ‘There’s nobody over there, why do you keep opening up the blinds?’ Well, I found out days later why he was opening the blind because a photographer was hiding there to take pictures,” she added.

    “I tried to talk her out of it and I said, ‘You don’t want to do that, tomorrow is a different day, you’ll feel differently tomorrow, let’s talk about it.’”

    Tognozzi says while the Spears circus went on, she was also fielding calls from her own brother, who she’d been slated to meet with before Spears sauntered in. When Tognozzi went to take a call, she says, “By the time I came back to her she had grabbed a buzzer and she was testing to see how it was going to feel or look to buzz her hair.”

    She continued, “My phone rang again so, as I’m answering my phone I realize she went into that other room, sat in that chair and buzzed half her hair off.”

    Tognozzi says she tried to help Spears “fix” the situation atop her head but that Spears didn’t want to change a thing once she shaved her head. She also claims that Spears was happy with her shaved head and recalls the singer saying, “My mom is going to be p—ed.”

    Meanwhile, dance studio boss Robert Baker told The Mirror that Spears’ father, Jamie, is likely the reason the singer is still alive today following her psychiatric episodes.

    “I’ve known Britney since 1998. I saw her at the height of her fame and saw her struggling when things got tough,” Baker recalled.

    “She was spiraling out of control. She was going through the worst time of her life and needed help. Her dad stepped in and gave her the help she needed. If he hadn’t, things could have been very different. I don’t think she would still be with us today.”

    In recent months, there has been increasing personal turmoil between Britney and Jamie, as well as her ex-husband (father of her sons Sean and Jayden) Kevin Federline.

    Federline obtained a restraining order against Jamie on behalf of himself, Sean and Jayden, after Jamie allegedly put his hands on Sean.

    A law enforcement source claimed that Sean allegedly “felt unsafe” and locked himself in a room after an argument with Jamie, but that Jamie managed to break in and allegedly “shook” the boy.

    Britney reportedly removed her sons from her father’s home and informed Kevin of the incident. Jamie reportedly won’t be charged in the incident.

    Federline recently agreed to 70 percent custody of the children compared to Spears’ 30; they previously shared 50-50 custody.

    Britney filed for divorce from the former dancer in November 2006. The split was settled in March 2007. For a while, Kevin maintained custody of the children until Britney stabilized after her widely publicized breakdown.

    Jamie served as the pop star’s conservator since 2008, but stepped down after the alleged altercation with Britney’s son, requesting that the singer’s care manager, Jodi Montgomery, step in for him temporarily.

    Montgomery will reportedly fill the role until Jan. 31, 2020, at which point it’s speculated that Jamie will try to renew the role.

    This past April, she checked into a mental health facility, reportedly due to the stress of her father’s illness. Britney slammed reports that she was committed against her will before she left treatment at the end of that month.

    In May, a judge in Britney’s conservatorship case ordered a 730 expert evaluation, a process usually used to determine the mental health and competence of a parent in a divorce case. It was not clear for whom the evaluation was planned.

    In May, Britney’s longtime manager, Larry Rudolph, claimed that the pop star’s medications had stopped working around the time that her father fell ill.

    Britney Spears Conservatorship Remains with Jamie

    (9/22/19) Jamie Spears withstood a fierce challenge by ex-wife Lynne Spears in the conservatorship battle over Britney ... TMZ has learned.

    Sources with knowledge of Wednesday's court hearing tell TMZ, Lynne wanted Jamie out as conservator, but the judge rejected her claims. Lynne felt Jamie had done a poor job ... something she's been saying since the Free Britney movement last spring.

    The judge decided Jamie should continue on as conservator of Britney's estate, meaning all of her business affairs. As we reported, Jamie has temporarily bowed out of handling the other part of the conservatorship -- taking care of Britney, her medical needs and so on. The case manager Jamie hired -- Jodi Montgomery -- has been appointed conservator until January, and that's when Jamie will retake the reins. He is still taking care of all of her business affairs.

    Jamie has said he's temporarily stepping down because of medical issues, but we know another reason is that there's currently a restraining order that prohibits him from having any contact with Britney's kids -- this after he allegedly put his hands on 14-year-old Sean.

    There are a few complications. We're told Britney hasn't spoken to Jamie since last month when the incident went down between him and Sean. Several sources say they actually weren't speaking even before that.

    And, there's this. Several sources say Britney is not doing well. As one source put it, "She goes through cycles, and hopefully we're at the bottom now." We posted this video Friday of Britney at an awards ceremony for boyfriend Sam, and she was so uncomfortable she beelined it for the car before even walking into the event.

    One more thing about Jamie ... people who have been around him and Britney are almost unanimous -- were it not for Jamie stepping in 12 years ago, Britney probably would not have survived.

    Britney Spears Expected In Court For Conservatorship Battle

    (9/18/19) Britney Spears is expected to show up in court Wednesday for a conservatorship battle that multiple sources have described as "a fireworks show."

    Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ ... Britney's mom, Lynne, will ask the judge to terminate Jamie as Britney's conservator. Currently, Britney's care manager, Jodi Montgomery, is the temporary conservator per Jamie's wishes, and he's expected to retake the reins on January 20. But, we're told Lynne thinks Jamie is no longer fit to continue in that role.

    A critical piece of evidence is expected to be unveiled during the hearing -- the report by a court-appointed evaluator who spent months gathering evidence on the care Britney has received. The evaluator looked at Britney's primary doctor, Dr. Timothy Benson, who died unexpectedly on August 24, suddenly at age 48. We're told the evaluator put Dr. Benson and Jamie under a microscope, but so far it appears only the judge knows what's in the report.

    The good news for Jamie ... the D.A. just rejected a child abuse case against him for the August 24 altercation he had with Britney's eldest son, 14-year-old Sean.

    The bad news for Jamie ... he's still under a restraining order that prohibits him from having any contact with either of Britney's 2 children.

    And, there's more bad news for Jamie ... we're told Britney's furious at him over his confrontation with Sean where he allegedly laid hands on him. Our sources say Britney hasn't spoken to Jamie since the incident. And, we're told there's a "strong likelihood" Britney will show up in court and support Lynne, with whom she's gotten close with over the last 6 months.

    But, there's this ... we're told Lynne will not ask to become Britney's conservator. We know Lynne did not object to Jodi Montgomery as the temporary conservator, but we don't know how she would feel about making it permanent.

    Someone involved in the case tells TMZ, there will be "major surprises" in court.

    Stay tuned.

    Britney Spears' Father Cleared of Alleged Abuse of Grandson

    (9/18/19) Britney Spears' father will not face criminal charges after Kevin Federline accused him of abusing Britney's 13-year-old son.

    The Ventura County District Attorney's Office says they found insufficient evidence to charge Jamie Spears after investigating Kevin's claim Jamie had roughed up Sean.

    You'll recall ... Kevin alleged to cops Jamie broke down a door on August 24 to get to his grandson and grabbed him by his arms. The Sheriff's Dept. investigated and turned over its findings to the D.A.'s Office.

    A lot's changed in Britney's world since Kevin made the allegation. While he was under investigation, Jamie said he needed to step aside from some of his duties as Britney's conservator. He filed docs to put Brit's care manager, Jodi Montgomery, the temporary conservator until at least January 2020.

    Jamie said he needed to make the change due to his personal health issues -- but clearly the fact Kevin got a restraining order forcing Jamie to stay away from Britney's children ... would also hamper his duties to care for her.

    Jamie remains the conservator over Britney's finances, but Jodi is in charge of medical and personal decisions regarding Britney's care.

    Jamie Spears Still Britney's Estate Conservator

    (9/11/19) It's been widely, widely reported Jamie Spears is temporarily out as Britney's conservator, but we've learned that's not entirely true.

    Sources with direct knowledge tell us Jamie is still ensconced as the conservator of Britney's estate, meaning he has total control over her investments, business deals, check-writing, etc, etc ... all things money.

    What Jamie temporarily relinquished -- the conservatorship over Britney's "person." Yep, there are actually 2 conservatorships -- one for the estate and one for the person. The latter is taking care of Britney, making sure she gets proper medical care and on and on.

    Jamie said he was relinquishing temporary control because of a medical condition. We've learned he's having ankle surgery that will bench him for 10 weeks. It's undeniable, however, that there was a big problem ... Jamie is prohibited from having any contact with Britney's kids after he allegedly put his hands on 13-year-old Sean.

    The judge in the conservatorship case will get a critical report next week from a court-appointed evaluator who will determine if Jamie and the team have done a good job.

    Britney Spears' New Temporary Conservator Confirmed in Court

    (9/10/19) Britney Spears now has a new temporary conservator ... and, as expected, it's Jodi Montgomery.

    The appointment was made official Monday in an L.A. courtroom where a judge appointed Jodi after Britney's father, Jamie Spears, formally requested to relinquish his powers of conservatorship due to personal health reasons. As we first reported ... Jamie filed the docs last week to step down at least through January 20, 2020 -- and handpicked Jodi, Brit's care manager, to be his replacement, temporarily.

    We know no one involved opposed Jodi's appointment, but the bigger issue will come within the next week ... once a court appointed evaluator files a report about Britney's care and medications she was given. TMZ broke the story ... Dr. Timothy Benson -- who was responsible for her treatment -- died from an aneurysm.

    The evaluation could be critical of Jamie's stewardship and, if so, could open the door for Kevin Federline and/or Lynne Spears to launch a challenge to Jamie returning to the conservatorship.

    As you know, Jamie is currently under criminal investigation for allegedly getting physical with Britney's 13-year-old son, Sean.

    Jamie's asking the judge to give Montgomery the same powers he has, including:

    1. The power to restrict or limit visitors by any means.

    2. The power to retain caretakers and security for Britney on a 24-hour basis.

    3. The power to prosecute civil harassment restraining orders.

    4. The power to communicate with expert medical personnel regarding Britney and to have full access to her medical and psychiatric records.

    Monday in court, the judge appointed Jodi conservator until January 31, 2020, at which point Jamie could presumably return ... barring a challenge.

    Britney Spears’ dad Jamie steps down as conservator amid abuse allegations

    (9/7/19) Britney Spears’ father is stepping down as her conservator after he was accused of abusing her oldest son with ex-husband Kevin Federline, RadarOnline.com can confirm.

    In court papers obtained from Los Angeles Superior Court, Jamie is requesting Jodi Montgomery be made the temporary conservator of his daughter until Jan. 20, 2020.

    He is seeking to temporarily relinquish the powers of conservatorship due to “personal health reasons.”

    Montgomery is an “experienced professional fiduciary with the ability, experience and support resources, to take on these obligations during this time.” He claimed in the Friday filing that she has been the care manager for Spears for a year.

    The temporary conservator “shall have the power to restrict and limit visitors by any means, provided that the temporary conservator shall not prevent the conservatee from meeting with her court-appointed attorney, Mr. Ingham.”

    The conservator shall also have the power to retain caretakers for the conservatee on a 24 hour/7 day basis, prosecute civil harassment restraining orders that the conservator deems appropriate, communicate with treating and other expert medical personnel regarding the conservatee, and to have access to any and all records regarding the singer’s medical treatment, diagnosis and testing, as well as psychiatric treatment, diagnosis and testing.

    Montgomery has consented to act as temporary conservator of Spears.

    Jamie is asking for a hearing to be held on Monday morning.

    The filing comes after Spears’ ex-husband filed a police report against Jamie, claiming he abused their oldest son Sean Preston during an Aug. 24 incident.

    The District Attorney is reviewing the case, but no charges have been filed yet.

    Federline was granted a temporary restraining order. Jamie is forbidden from seeing Sean Preston, 13, and Jayden, 12, for three years.

    Spears, 37, reportedly took the boys from her father following the altercation and brought them to Federline’s home.

    As Radar reported, Federline, 41, was granted 70% of time with their sons, while she has the remaining 30% on Aug. 28.

    According to reports, their previous agreement was 50/50 custody.

    “She is very angry at her father,” a source told Radar. “Because Jamie is her conservator, she lost time with her boys after the (alleged abuse) incident and she blames him.”

    Britney’s dad Jamie, who has been dealing with medical issues, has been in charge of her conservatorship ever since she suffered a mental breakdown in 2007.

    She checked into a mental wellness centre in April 2019 amid her father’s health crisis.

    Britney Spears and Kevin Federline Make Child Custody Change

    (9/3/19) Britney Spears and Kevin Federline are making changes to their child custody arrangement official in court docs.

    TMZ has learned that they have formally agreed Kevin will gets custody of their 2 boys 70% of the time. We're told this has actually been the arrangement since August of last year but wanted to see how it worked before formalizing it -- and they made it official last week in docs filed on Aug. 28.

    This is a shift from the previous agreement where they each had 50-50 custody. It's been that way ever since Britney stabilized following her mental health struggles that began in 2007.

    Sources with knowledge tell us under the new arrangement Britney's 30% custodial rights with 12-year-old Jayden and 13-year-old Sean are not supervised.

    TMZ has been reporting ... Britney has struggled over the past year with her mental health, in no small part because the medicines she was taking for her mental health condition stopped working. She entered a facility earlier this year to stabilize herself ... however, our sources say doctors were having trouble finding the right mix of medications.

    Britney's been out and about in public, but privately ... we're told she still struggles to get back on an even keel. Her career remains on ice while she tries to get better.

    Britney Spears made 80 trips to Target last year

    (8/13/19) If you’re looking for Britney Spears, you can probably find her at her local Target.

    According to financial documents filed in her conservatorship case that were obtained by The Blast, the pop star, 37, may be worth multiple millions — but she still loves a bargain.

    In the paperwork, the “Toxic” singer’s total assets at the end of 2018 were valued at $59,079,755.76, thanks in large part to an impressive portfolio that includes investment accounts, mutual funds and trusts. Despite her annual expenditures, Spears came out $2.5 million ahead of where she was at the end of 2017.

    And while she spent most of 2018 on her “Piece of Me” tour, which ran from July to October, she did find time to make over 80 different trips to her beloved big box store.

    She also made a number of trips to Ralphs and Home Depot, spending just over $66,000 on household supplies.

    By far the Grammy winner’s biggest expenditure, however, are the fees she’s required to pay to her conservators and case management advisors, which total over $1 million — including $128,000 which goes to her father, Jamie Spears.

    Britney Spears sparks engagement rumors

    (7/24/19) Is Britney Spears engaged?

    The 37-year-old pop star sparked rumors she and boyfriend Sam Asghari are headed down the aisle after she appeared at the “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” premiere Monday night wearing a diamond ring on her left hand.

    Spears paired the sparkler with a red Nookie midi dress that retails for $219, a matching diamond necklace and stud earrings.

    Spears and Asghari, 25, shared photos of the pair at the event on Instagram, but did not address the massive rock on Spears’ hand.

    Reps for the couple could not immediately be reached for comment.

    Spears and Asghari have been dating since late 2016 after meeting on the set of her “Slumber Party” music video, and appear to be going strong despite her recent mental health struggles.

    Prior to dating Asghari, Spears said on a segment of “Carpool Karaoke” on the “Late Late Show with James Corden” that it was unlikely that she would ever remarry.

    “I may French kiss someone one,” she said. “But I’m not going to marry anyone, no. I don’t believe in marriage anymore.”

    In 2004, Spears briefly wed childhood friend Jason Alexander, but the marriage was annulled after 55 hours. She was then married to Kevin Federline from 2004 to 2007, with whom she shares two sons, Sean, 13, and Jayden, 12.

    Britney Spears’ conservatorship sues blogger for defamation

    (6/27/19) The conservatorship that oversees Britney Spears’ personal life and career sued the creator of a blog devoted to the pop superstar Wednesday in an increasingly aggressive effort to push back against the so-called “Free Britney” movement, which alleges the singer is being controlled against her will.

    The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles alleges that Anthony Elia, who runs the website Absolute Britney, has falsely claimed the court-ordered conservatorship has manipulated Spears’ Instagram account to make her appear more troubled and in need of help than she actually is.

    “It is time for the conspiracy theories about Britney Spears’ well-being and the mob #FreeBritney movement to stop,” the lawsuit states in its opening line.

    Elia’s blog and its social media accounts have played a key role in the “Free Britney” phenomenon, a group of fans who say on social media and in public protests that the singer is being controlled against her will by her father Jaime, who serves as her conservator, and that she is surreptitiously seeking help to free herself.

    The suit alleges that Elia “has made it his mission to spread false and malicious lies on the internet about Britney, her conservatorship and her team, including that those around Britney are harming her and not acting in her best interests.”

    A message sent through the blog and an email seeking comment from Elia were not immediately returned.

    The suit comes two weeks after the conservatorship for similar reasons sought and received a five-year restraining order against Spears’ former manager Sam Lutfi. It prohibits him from trying to undermine the conservatorship by contacting members of the Spears family or writing disparaging posts on social media.

    A conservatorship, known in some states as a guardianship, is normally reserved for those who are severely debilitated. One was established for Spears 11 years ago during her very public meltdown and has been kept in place ever since. The arrangement has increasingly come under attack from fans, who have grown especially loud about it in recent months.

    Spears has offered little public comment on the conservatorship. At her request, she addressed the judge who oversees it in court last month. The hearing was closed and it’s not clear what Spears said, but the judge ordered a court review of her situation before another hearing in September.

    The suit focuses on a June 14 Absolute Britney Instagram post that alleges the conservatorship was seeking to manipulate Britney Spears’ Instagram account.

    “Britney’s team is deleting positive comments on her Instagram post and leaving negative ones to keep up the illusion that she needs help!” the post says. “This has to be a human rights violation!!!!”

    The post, which the suit calls “false and defamatory,” was discussed by bigger blogs and some media outlets. Elia shared some of those reports.

    The suit seeks unspecified damages and a court injunction permanently prohibiting Elia from spreading information on the subject.

    Spears’ has put her career on hold for most of the year.

    In January she postponed a planned Las Vegas residency indefinitely to be with her father, who was hospitalized after a serious surgery.

    And in April she announced in an Instagram post that she was taking time off to focus on self-care.

    Britney Spears Gets Permanent Restraining Order Against Sam Lutfi

    (6/14/19) Britney Spears' former manager, Sam Lutfi, poses a serious enough threat to her and her family that a judge is now extending a court order for him to keep away from her.

    A judge granted the permanent restraining order against Lutfi Thursday in L.A. County Superior Court. While Lutfi was there, Britney was not -- her father and lawyers were speaking on her behalf.

    In the end, the judge sided with Britney's camp and decided they needed the protection. Lutfi has to stay at least 200 yards away from Britney, her family, refrain from reaching out to them and refrain from making disparaging comments about Brit.

    TMZ broke the story ... Britney went to court seeking a temporary restraining order last month, claiming that Lutfi was attempting to harass her by getting in touch with her mom and stirring up the "Free Britney" movement, which wants her out of her conservatorship.

    It's unclear if Britney fully wants out herself, but she has expressed a desire for more freedoms that she currently doesn't have ... like owning a smartphone, for example.

    Either way, Britney claimed in court docs that Lutfi offered $1,000 cash to her mom, Lynne, to "disrupt and take over" the conservatorship process, which Brit's dad, Jamie Spears, oversees. She also alleged Lutfi threatened to release old items of hers from when he managed her in the 2000s.

    A judge felt enough of a threat existed at the time to give Brit protection for the time being. Now, the permanent restraining order will be in effect for the next 5 years.

    Britney Spears' family seeks renewed order barring ex-friend

    (5/29/19) A Los Angeles judge will consider whether to extend a temporary restraining order Tuesday that keeps a former associate of Britney Spears away from her and her family.

    Sam Lutfi, 44, a onetime Spears confidante who has said he once acted as the pop star’s manager, was ordered on May 8 to stay at least 200 yards (183 metres) from Spears, her parents and her two sons, and to refrain from contacting or disparaging them. The order could be extended on Tuesday afternoon. Spears, 37, is unlikely to appear.

    Lutfi was a major presence in Spears’ life at the height of her fame, leading up to her public meltdown in 2008.

    The petition Spears’ attorneys filed for the order alleged Lutfi had been sending harassing and threatening texts to Spears’ family and disparaging them on social media.

    Lutfi’s attorney Marc Gans said the restraining order if overly broad and violates his client’s civil rights. Gans said he and Lutfi looked forward to fighting the order at the hearing.

    It’s the second time the family has received a restraining order against Lutfi, who has been in legal battles with them for a decade. He sued them in 2009, alleging Britney Spears had breached a contract with him, her father punched him and her mother defamed him in a memoir. The suit was settled in 2016.

    The petition for the latest restraining order alleged that Lutfi’s “unjustified interference in her life” threatens Spears’ “safety and well-being” and have caused her “severe mental trauma” at a time when stress and the poor health of her father have prompted her to put her career on hold indefinitely.

    It also alleges that Lutfi has sought to undermine the conservatorship that for 11 years has kept her affairs almost entirely under the control of her father.

    The status means a judge is unlikely to require Spears to appear at Tuesday’s hearing.

    Conservatorships, known in many states as guardianships, are normally reserved for people with conditions far more severe than Spears, including those with dementia or in a coma.

    But judges have allowed the arrangement to remain in place far longer than was expected when it was first imposed at a moment of crisis for Spears.

    There have been signs the arrangement may change.

    Spears made a rare appearance earlier this month at a status hearing on the conservatorship in a Los Angeles courtroom, along with father Jamie and mother Lynne. The courtroom was cleared and only those involved know what the three said, but a judge subsequently ordered an examination of the circumstances by a court official.

    Jamie Spears, who has reportedly been in poor health though no specifics have been made public, earlier this week notified the court that he is seeking to extend the conservatorship from California to Louisiana, Hawaii and Florida.

    Britney Spears' Dad Extends Conservatorship to Hawaii, Florida and Louisiana

    (5/23/19) Britney Spears' dad is taking no chances ... he's just filed legal docs stating his intention to make his conservatorship over his daughter valid in 3 key states.

    According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, Jamie Spears is giving notice to the California judge who has been handling Britney's 11-year-plus conservatorship that he intends to file the docs declaring him conservator in Florida, Louisiana and Hawaii.

    We're told Britney has no plans to visit the 3 states in the immediate future, but our sources say Jamie knows what's up and believes there are people out there in social media pulling the strings in the "Free Britney" movement who might attempt to wrestle her away if she leaves California.

    Our sources say in the next 2 hours Jamie will file his conservatorship docs in the 3 states. We're told these are the 3 states that Britney likes to visit.

    Britney Spears Says She Will Be Performing Again

    (5/18/19) Britney Spears says you can't keep her down, because she'll be on a stage ... and maybe soon.

    Britney Spears was out in Thousand Oaks Friday with her boyfriend, Sam Asghari at a Disney store and a Gap outlet, when the photog asked her if she'll be performing soon. Britney said, "Of course.

    It's interesting, because Thursday she posted video of her dancing in fierce fashion. It looks like it might be old video, because there's a vid from a while back where she's wearing the same stuff, but our sources say it was indeed shot yesterday.

    The implication ... she's physically fit to do her thing. TMZ broke the story, her longtime manager Larry Rudolph said he hadn't heard from her in months, and it was her decision on when and whether to perform again. If the call is made, Rudolph said he'd give his advice, but it's Britney's decision.

    She also sent a message to her fans.

    Britney Spears May Never Perform Again, Manager Larry Rudolph Says

    (5/15/19) Britney Spears is not going back to Vegas for another residency ... not in the near future, and maybe never, TMZ has learned.

    Our sources tell us Britney is not in mental or physical shape to resume rehearsals for the series of shows, which were supposed to kick off back in February.

    Britney's longtime manager, Larry Rudolph, tells TMZ, "As the person who guides her career -- based on the information I and all of the professionals who work with her are being told on a need-to-know basis -- from what I have gathered it's clear to me she should not be going back to do this Vegas residency, not in the near future and possibly never again."

    Rudolph is not involved in Britney's conservatorship -- never has been -- and he is only given medical information that directly impacts Britney's career. He says Britney was 2/3 of the way through rehearsals for the reboot when her dad got ill late last year.

    As Rudolph put it, "It was the perfect storm. We had to pull her show because her meds stopped working and she was distraught over her dad's illness." The residency, which was supposed to kick off February 13, was put on ice.

    Rudolph tells us it's always been up to Britney when she wanted to work and when she didn't. He said, "Last summer, when she wanted to tour, she called me every day. She was excited. She hasn't called me in months. Crickets. She clearly doesn't want to perform now."

    As for the future, Rudolph says, "I don't want her to work again 'till she's ready, physically, mentally and passionately. If that time never comes again it will never come again. I have no desire or ability to make her work again. I am only here for her when she wants to work. And, if she ever does want to work again, I'm here to tell her if it's a good idea or a bad idea."

    Britney Spears Now Part of 'Free Britney' Movement

    (5/13/19) Britney Spears has joined the social media movement to free her from her conservatorship, and she told the judge as much Friday when she was in court.

    Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ, Britney has done an about-face, now telling the judge her father, Jamie Spears, committed her to a mental health facility a month ago against her will and also forced her to take drugs. We're also told Lynne Spears' lawyer echoed the allegation.

    TMZ broke the story, Britney spent 30 days at an L.A. mental health facility after she began rapidly going downhill ... she stopped taking the drugs that kept her stable after they stopped working and doctors still have been unable to find the right combination.

    As we reported, Jamie Spears does not have the power under the conservatorship to either commit Britney against her will or to ply her with drugs against her will. A mental health facility that accepted an adult patient against that patient's will when the conservator did not have such power would be committing a crime. And remember, Britney frequently left the place and was seen out and about.

    Britney wants more freedom and asked the judge for certain adjustments ... but didn't get them. Sources tell us Britney would like to end the conservatorship, which has been operating for 11-plus years.

    The judge took no action and has ordered an expert to evaluate Britney and until that happens there will be no change in the conservatorship ... but it has clearly created a family war.

    Britney Spears Judge Orders Expert Evaluation

    (5/11/19) Britney and her parents agreed on one thing during the hearing. According to court docs, the judge ordered an expert evaluation.

    The documents don't specify what the expert will be evaluating, but in conservatorship cases, it often involves a mental examination of the conservatee ... in this case, Britney. However, the judge says the parameters of that evaluation will be set by Jamie Spears and a court-appointed lawyer.

    Additionally, we're told Britney asked the judge to allow her certain freedoms -- things she's not able to do under the conservatorship -- but the judge did not grant any of her requests.

    The court's decision highlights what we've been reporting ... Britney's not doing well after her 30-day stay in a mental health facility.

    Britney Spears Gets Restraining Order Against Ex-Manager Sam Lutfi

    (5/9/19) A judge just granted the restraining order ... Lutfi must stay 200 yards away from the singer and her family and must not make any disparaging statements about Spears.

    In court docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Lutfi claims he hasn't made any direct contact with Britney since 2009. However, he says he recently contacted Lynne through phone calls and "non-confrontational" texts. Lutfi also says he offered Lynne financial assistance if she decided she wanted to challenge the conservatorship in court, but insists he wasn't trying to bribe her.

    In the docs, Lutfi says Britney disparaged him by making negative comments about him in a recent Instagram video.

    Britney Spears Files for Restraining Order Against Ex-Manager Sam Lutfi

    (5/7/19) Britney Spears' mental health is at risk and it's all because her ex-manager, Sam Lutfi -- with whom she has a dark past -- is harassing her, her parents, and stirring up her fans ... this according to new legal docs.

    Britney's requesting protection from Lutfi -- she filed for a restraining order against him Tuesday in L.A. County Superior Court. According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, Lutfi's been firing off texts to Britney's mother, Lynne Spears, and posting "disparaging and threatening comments" on social media -- which include calling for the public to "raise hell" to free Britney.

    Translation: He's the one instigating followers of the #freebritney movement.

    In docs, Brit's lawyers say Lutfi sent Lynne a text last week, calling her out for not getting involved in Britney's conservatorship and decisions about the singer's mental health treatment. In a completely bizarre move, they claim Lutfi offered Lynne $1,000 to "disrupt and take over" the conservatorship. Lynne refused the money.

    Lutfi has also threatened to release "trunks" of old personal items of Brit's from when he was her manager in the early 2000s ... according to the docs. The Spears family has long blamed Lutfi for taking Brit down the bad path that ended with her 2008 mental breakdown.

    Brit's lawyers say Lutfi's recent activity has a negative effect on her. As they put it, his "vigilante action, bribes and release of private information" is a clear attempt to derail the actions of the conservatorship.

    They say the restraining order is needed to "prevent future harm and further psychological trauma."

    If granted, Lutfi would have to stay 200 yards away from Britney, Lynne and Jamie Spears ... as well Brit's kids, her boyfriend and her sister. Also, he would be banned from all contact -- by phone, text or email -- with them.

    Britney Spears in Dire Shape According to Mother Lynne

    (5/7/19) Britney Spears is in dire straits and a judge needs to protect her ... this according to Lynne Spears, who's acting quickly to make sure her own lawyer can argue her cause.

    Lynne has filed new court docs, asking a judge to let her attorney appear at a court hearing Friday in Britney's conservatorship case. At the hearing, Lynne will ask the judge to order Britney's dad to include her in her daughter's treatment plan.

    Jamie Spears is Britney's conservator and we know there is an extreme conflict between the 2 parents. Lynne is not asking to become a co-conservator with Jamie ... but she clearly has beef with him over the way Britney is being managed.

    Lynne's lawyer says it is in Britney's best interest for her to have a voice in the situation.

    As we reported, Britney is not doing well after her 30-day stay at a mental health facility. As we told you, her meds stopped working and doctors have been unable to find the right combination of drugs. As one source said, "Britney is making bad decisions and it's a problem."

    Jamie has been trying to provide structure and discipline, and we're told the conflict is that he believes Lynne is way too permissive and just wants Britney to like her.

    Britney Spears May Be Using Mother Lynne to Gain Freedom During Dark Period

    (5/7/19) Britney Spears is in bad shape -- her meds aren't working right and she's not nearly fully recovered from her relapse that landed her in a mental health facility -- and now to make matters worse, we're told she's "playing" her mom to give her more freedom to make decisions.

    As we reported, Britney's mom, Lynne Spears, is going to court Friday ... asking the judge who presides over her conservatorship to force Brit's conservator, Jamie Spears, to download her on the medical decisions he's making.

    Lynne has never been part of the conservatorship. She used to be extremely close to Britney, but when Britney and Justin Timberlake broke up back in 2002, the singer cut her mom out of her life. Their relationship has been spotty ever since ... we're told Lynne hadn't seen Britney for around a year.

    We're told Lynne is upset over reports that Jamie had Britney committed to the mental facility and forced drugs on her -- both not true. Jamie's conservatorship doesn't give him that power. But, Lynne has heard the "Free Britney" chant and has now made her move.

    Our sources say Jamie is alarmed Britney is using Lynne to get more freedom, during a period where her judgment is extremely bad. She's not allowed to drive with her phone -- security stopped her after she was caught texting and driving a week ago. Security takes her phone when she takes the wheel. By the way ... Britney doesn't have a smartphone -- only a flip phone -- because of what she might do if she has access to the internet.

    Britney wants more freedom, and we're told she is using Lynne to get her way. There has been a long-standing conflict between Lynne and Jamie. We're told Lynne is deferential to Britney, while Jamie is walking a tightrope ... trying to give Britney freedom, but understanding too much freedom can trigger the type of episode that almost killed Britney in 2008.

    Our sources say Jamie has confided in friends if Britney goes off the rails she could lose custody of her kids ... and quickly.

    The showdown is set for Friday in court when Lynne will ask a judge for access to medical info. She's staying with Britney and we're told it's possible Britney will show up for the hearing.

    Britney Spears Reunites with Her Kids But Many Unresolved Mental Health Issues

    (4/27/19) Britney Spears will have a big reunion today ... with her kids.

    Britney and Kevin Federline have joint custody of 13-year-old Sean and 12-year-old Jayden. The arrangement has been that she gets them 3 days, he gets them 3 days, she gets them 3 days, he gets them 3 days, and so on.

    Britney has had less than the agreed-upon 50/50 custody for several months leading up to her stay at the mental health facility. While she was doing poorly, the kids would visit, but Kevin had the kids most of the time.

    So, Britney begins her 3 days with the kids today, but there's still significant concern about her mental state. Our sources say the 30-day stay at a mental health facility -- which ended Wednesday -- put her in a better place, but there are still issues with her judgment, and it goes beyond medication.

    As we reported, doctors continue to struggle, trying to find the right combination of meds to stabilize Britney. The meds she had been taking lost their efficacy, and creating a new cocktail is fraught with problems. Britney had stopped taking the new meds earlier this year when they were doing more harm than good.

    We're told progress is being made, but there's another big unresolved factor. The meds will stabilize her, but there are more fundamental mental health issues that go to judgment and perspective, and that requires intensive therapy ... something she has been and will continue to receive.

    Short story ... she's doing better, but she's not right, at least not yet. It's something her dad, Jamie, has been dealing with for nearly a dozen years as her conservator, trying to give her the space she needs to live her life, and at the same time steer her away from disaster.

    Britney Spears Leaves Mental Health Facility, Driven Home by Boyfriend

    (4/26/19) Spears is back home after a 30-day stay in a mental health facility, but as we've told you ... she still has a ways to go for a full recovery.

    Brit was spotted leaving the facility Thursday after being picked up by her boyfriend, Sam Asghari. We're told another vehicle carrying what appeared to be Britney's luggage and belongings followed closely behind, and they caravanned to her home in Thousand Oaks.

    We broke the story ... Spears checked herself out of the facility, but she's still dealing with a big unresolved issue with her meds. Doctors are still working on the right formula for her, but call it "a work in progress." Translation ... she's still not right because the meds are off, but they're making progress.The good news, according to our sources, is Britney's doing much better than when she checked in last month to get her head right ... despite the photos of her over the weekend that shows something's still off. We're told it's now all about getting the meds right.

    As we reported, Britney started having major issues when she became distraught over her father's health issues.

    The complications with her meds made things worse, but she made progress over the course of the 30 days and is doing okay now.

    Britney Spears to Be Released But Her Meds Are Still a Problem

    (4/26/19) Britney Spears will be checking herself out of the mental health facility where she's been for 30 days -- as early as today -- but we've learned she's still dealing with a big, unresolved issue ... her meds.

    Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ, Britney's mental state is much better than it was when she checked in. As we reported, the singer was distraught over an illness her dad was battling ... made exponentially worse by the fact the meds she'd been taking for her mental illness stopped working.

    Doctors were trying to find a new combo of meds, but they couldn't get the mixture right and it was doing Britney more harm than good ... to the point she stopped taking them.

    Our sources say doctors still haven't figured out the right formula and call it, "a work in progress."

    The sources are quick to say, Britney did NOT check into the facility to get her meds right ... it was to get her head straight. We're told she's doing "a lot better" in that department, but the doctors continue to work on the cocktail of meds.

    A lot of people commented on the pic of Britney with her boyfriend, Sam Asghari, on Easter Sunday, where she looked a little off. Our sources acknowledge, she's still having difficulty, but nonetheless is in a better head space.

    We're told she could leave the mental health facility as early as today but definitely by week's end ... and she's almost certainly going home. Doctors will continue to work with her on getting the medicines right.

    Short story ... mental illness is difficult, but she's doing okay.

    Britney Spears ‘allowed outings,’ steps out of treatment for fro-yo

    (4/24/19) Britney Spears left the treatment center where she is seeking help for her mental health again, because she is “allowed outings,” a source told Page Six.

    On Tuesday, the 37-year-old pop star was seen wearing a white dress and matching sunglasses as she stopped by Go Greek Yogurt in Santa Monica, California, around 4 p.m.

    This is the second time she has been spotted out in public since sources confirmed she checked herself into a mental health facility.

    On Easter Sunday, Spears was photographed with boyfriend Sam Asghari outside the Montage hotel in Beverly Hills. A source previously told us she was allowed to join Asghari for a “day trip,” and it appears she does not have to be confined to the wellness center until her treatment is over. The source said Spears has not been permanently released.

    After getting frozen yogurt on Tuesday, the “Toxic” singer insisted she is doing fine on Instagram.

    “I wanted to say hi, because things that are being said have just gotten out of control!!! Wow!!!” Spears wrote in the caption. “There’s rumors, death threats to my family and my team, and just so many things, crazy things being said.”

    In the post, Spears also accused her ex Sam Lufti of writing fake emails under her name.

    “He was pretending to be me and communicating with my team with a fake email address,” she alleged. “My situation is unique, but I promise I’m doing what’s best at this moment.”

    On Wednesday, Lufti responded to Spears’ claims in a tweet, saying in part, “I can equivocally state that I never wrote nor I had access to her email. Her team’s desperate attempt to deflect negative attention onto me (yet again) is a rather ineffective way to overshadow the FreeBritney movement.”

    The #FreeBritney movement is a social media campaign started by Britney’s fans, who believe she is being held at the mental health facility against her will.

    Meanwhile, Asghari, who has been dating Spears for over two years, has assured concerned fans the pop star is “doing amazing.”

    Spears also shared a workout video showing she is also focusing on her physical health, saying, “Who knew stress would be a great 5 pound weight loss. Yay for me.”

    Britney Spears' Medications Triggered Her Mental Health Crisis

    (4/23/19) Britney Spears is at the tail end of her 30-day stay at a mental health facility ... and we've learned more about how she landed there in the first place.

    As we reported, Britney has had a rough time dealing with her dad's recent illness. Jamie and Britney are super close -- he's been her conservator for nearly a dozen years -- and his health battles have taken a big toll on her.

    We're told at the same time, Britney's doctors were adjusting her meds which had lost their efficacy. Britney's mental health issues were stabilized with a cocktail of medicines that were designed specifically her. Over time, those meds were increasingly ineffective and doctors needed to create a new cocktail.

    We're told there were problems. First, they had to wean Britney off the existing meds. This cannot be done quickly and there's a risk of suicide if it's not done right -- it's that serious.

    As doctors weaned her off the meds, they created a new cocktail, but it's all trial and error, and there were errors that made Britney unstable and ultimately unwilling to cooperate with doctors.

    She was admitted to the mental health facility and we're told doctors think they've now found the right mixture of drugs.

    Britney got a day pass Sunday to spend time with her boyfriend, Sam Asghari, in Bev Hills. She went back to the facility the same day.

    One other thing ... there have been reports the conservatorship has forced meds on Britney against her will. Not true. The conservatorship Britney is under does not permit the conservator to force drugs on the person for whom the conservatorship was created.

    On that note, there have also been reports Jamie Spears forced Britney into the mental health facility. The type of conservatorship Britney has -- through the probate court -- does not allow a conservator to force someone into a mental health facility.

    What's more, we're told Jamie is adamant -- he did not want his daughter to go to the facility because he thought it would leak out to the media and he felt there were better ways of solving her problems. We're told Britney is the one who said she wanted to go.

    Sony Pictures Wins Screen Rights To Britney Spears Song-Filled Musical ‘Once Upon a One More Time’

    (4/23/19) Sony Pictures has won an auction for screen rights to the Broadway-bound Once Upon a One More Time, a fairy tale fueled by the hit songs of Britney Spears. The stage version world premieres this fall at the James M. Nederlander Theatre in Chicago, before heading to Broadway next year.

    John Davis’ Davis Entertainment will produce the film along with Spears and her manager Larry Rudolph.

    In Once Upon a One More Time, Cinderella, Snow White and the other fairy tale princesses gather for their book club when a rogue fairy godmother drops The Feminine Mystique into their corseted laps, spurring a royal revelation. The musical features such Spears hits as Oops I Did It Again, Lucky, Circus and Toxic. The musical features an original book by Jon Hartmere and is directed by Rock Of Ages‘ Kristin Hanggi with choreography by Keone and Mari Madrid (Justin Bieber’s Love Yourself).

    While studios are looking for the next Bohemian Rhapsody, the musical is likened more than anything to Mamma Mia! for its screen potential.

    CAA brokered the deal.

    Britney Spears' BF Says She's 'Doing Amazing' Through Mental Health Crisis

    (4/23/19) Britney Spears' boyfriend has an update on her condition, and strongly insinuates ... it's time for her loyal fans to stand down on claims she's being held against her will or exploited.

    We got Britney's bae, Sam Asghari, out in Los Angeles Tuesday and asked him the question that's on everyone's minds ... how's she holding up? He says she's doing "amazing," but then directly addressed the allegations many fans have been making since finding out Britney is in a mental health facility.

    Sam made it clear, he's thankful Britney's fans are so concerned -- but also insisted there's no reason for it.

    TMZ broke the story ... Britney checked herself into a mental health facility last month, and she's at the tail end of what we're told would be a 30-day stay. She got a day pass from the facility on Easter Sunday, and spent her time hanging with Sam in Bev Hills.

    The trigger for Brit checking herself into the facility, as we first told you ... was her medicine. We're told doctors were adjusting the cocktail of meds Britney takes. The reality is it's a trial and error process to find the right combination -- and while she was dealing with that she also had to cope with her dad's recent illness.

    Fans may or may not choose to buy what Sam's selling here, but he's certainly painting the most positive picture possible.

    Britney Spears Checks into Mental Health Facility, Distraught Over Dad

    (4/3/19) Britney Spears has been admitted to a mental health facility ... TMZ has learned.

    Sources connected to Britney tell TMZ she has been distraught over her dad's illness ... something we're told is quite serious and not getting better.

    Jamie Spears has now had 2 surgeries to correct major issues with his intestines and colon. The second surgery was recent but he's been suffering complications. Jamie's issues started late last year after his colon spontaneously ruptured.

    As you know, Britney put her Vegas residency on hold to care for her dad, and we're told she's been having a really hard time. Britney posted a photo with the words, "Fall in love with taking care of yourself, mind, body, spirit" along with the caption, "We all need to take a little time for a little 'me time.'"

    Our sources say Britney checked herself into the facility about a week ago where she will live for 30 days.

    It was back in November when Spears announced her Las Vegas show, Britney: Domination, would be put on ice to deal with her dad's health issues ... saying, "A couple of months ago, my father was hospitalized and almost died. We're all so grateful that he came out of it alive, but he still has a long road ahead of him. I had to make the difficult decision to put my full focus and energy on my family at this time."

    As TMZ reported, Britney has been under a conservatorship since 2008 for issues relatied to her mental health.

    As for how her dad's illness is affecting her ... remember, Jamie saved Britney's life by stepping in back in 2007 when he said he feared he would wake up one morning and get a call from the coroner.

    Britney Spears and The Weeknd collaborate on a new musical

    (1/26/19) O happy dagger, Britney Spears is doing Shakespeare!

    Well, sorta: She’s Swedish songwriter Max Martin’s longtime muse — and their musical collaborations get top billing in his new musical “& Juliet,” which is inspired by William Shakespeare’s doomed teen lovergirl from “Romeo & Juliet.”

    Featured show tunes include Brit Brit’s “Oops… I Did It Again” and The Weeknd’s “I Can’t Feel My Face,” the BBC reports. The production is set to premiere at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre in November.

    But wherefore art thou Romeo? Spoiler alert: He got cut from the show.

    The plot of “& Juliet” flips the script with a “Sex and the City” twist: The Bard’s legendary lovelorn lady decides not to kill herself at the play’s climax — and instead escapes to Paris with the Nurse and the rest of her gal pal posse.

    Here’s the official hype: “[This] irreverent and fun-loving new West End musical asks: what if Juliet’s famous ending was really just her beginning? What if she decided to choose her own fate? This is Juliet’s story now. So don’t tell her how it ends…”

    Miriam Teak-Leewill, an ensemble member in the West End cast of “Hamilton,” is set to take on the title role. Tickets go on sale via Ticketmaster beginning February 11.

    BTW: This isn’t Spears’ first flirtation with musical theater: the pop superstar and Natalie Portman both understudied Laura Bell Bundy (“Legally Blonde: The Musical”) in 1992’s “Ruthless!,” an off-Broadway cult hit about a homicidal wannabe child star.

    After an eight-month run, 11-year-old Spears decided treading the boards was toxic. “Even though the part was fun, the process of doing the same thing night after night wasn’t,” she wrote in her 2000 memoir, “Britney Spears’ Heart to Heart.”

    Here’s hoping this Vegas vet considers making a full-blown return to legitimate theater when “& Juliet” makes its seemingly inevitable Broadway bow. (Don’t laugh — she used to be a belter.)

    Britney Spears celebrates 20 years since release of Baby One More Time album

    (1/14/19) Britney Spears is feeling “blessed” as she celebrates 20 years since the release of her debut album, Baby One More Time.

    The 37-year-old took to Instagram on Saturday to mark the milestone, and in the post, also thanked her fans for all of their support over the decades.

    “Can you believe that this album was released 20 years ago today??!! I can’t,” she wrote alongside a picture of the album’s cover. “It’s definitely been the journey of a lifetime, full of ups and downs, but I’m grateful for every single moment of it all. Getting to know you all over the years has been such an incredible experience, and has made this all worth it.”

    Baby One More Time was a huge success upon its debut in January 1999, and included Britney’s hits Sometimes, (You Drive Me) Crazy, Born to Make You Happy, and the title track, which was the singer’s debut single.

    “Thank you for your support from 20 years ago, all the way to today. I am blessed #20yearsofbritney,” the star concluded.

    Britney is currently on an indefinite work hiatus and is focused on spending time with her family.

    The Toxic hitmaker had been preparing for her second Las Vegas residency show, Britney: Domination, which was due to run at the new Park MGM resort from February to August, but she announced earlier this month that she was cancelling the concerts.

    Explaining the reason for her decision, the mother-of-two revealed that her father Jamie was hospitalized and “almost died.”

    “I had to make the difficult decision to put my full focus and energy on my family at this time. I hope you all can understand,” Britney said in a statement.

    Her representatives later explained that Jamie, who also serves as his daughter’s conservator, suffered a ruptured colon in late 2018, and underwent emergency surgery, which led to a lengthy stay in Las Vegas’ Sunrise Hospital.

    Britney Spears Puts Las Vegas Residency On Hold To Care For Ill Father

    (1/5/19) Britney Spears has announced she’s taking an indefinite work hiatus to care for her father, Jamie Spears, who is recuperating from a “recent life-threatening illness,” according to the singer’s team.

    Spears’ new show “Britney: Domination” had been scheduled to launch at Park MGM in Las Vegas on February 13, with plans for a two-year run. She previously performed a four-year residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

    Two months ago, Jamie Spears was hospitalized with a ruptured colon and underwent surgery. After a post-operative period, he was sent home, where he is currently and is expected to make a full recovery.

    “I am dedicating my focus and energy to care for my family. We have a very special relationship and I want to be with my family at this time just like they have always been there for me,” Spears said in her official statement on Friday. “Thank you to all my fans for your continued love and support during this time. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and I look forward to the time when I can be back on stage performing for all of you.”

    Britney has both a close personal and professional relationship with her father. Jamie Spears has been her legal guardian under the terms of a conservatorship since she was hospitalized back in 2008.

    Katy Perry named 2018’s highest-paid female artist

    (11/22/18) Forbes’ annual ranking of the best-paid women in music is out this week, and the name atop this year’s list is Katy Perry — who pulled in $83 million between June 2017 and July 2018, beating out Taylor Swift (who netted $80 million) and Beyoncé ($60 million), according to pretax earnings sourced from Nielsen, insider interviews and the magazine’s own estimates.

    One might assume that this cool stack of cash comes from Perry’s fifth album “Witness,” which came out in June 2017. But though the album debuted at Number One on the Billboard200chart, it dropped to Number 13 within a week and ceded the crown to other albums at a similar pace on other countries’ charts, selling, in the end, around 840,000 copies worldwide. By comparison, Taylor Swift’s “Reputation,” released in November 2017, has sold 4.5 million copies. So why did Perry make more money?

    The bulk of Perry’s earnings actually came from concerts — specifically, “Witness: The Tour,” which ran for 80 dates and grossed around $1 million a night, according to Forbes. And then there was her spot as a judge on ABC’s reboot of “American Idol,” which has been estimated to have brought her between $20 million to $25 million. (Not everyone at ABC was happy with the hefty price tag for the addition of her name to the program, particularly the other judges who got “a hell of a lot less” because of it.) The payouts from both of these projects well eclipse the money that Perry made from sales and streams of her actual album.

    It’s another insight into how artists today are, increasingly, turning to non-music avenues for money — whether live events, guest appearances on shows, books or brand partnerships — as those avenues prove much more lucrative than recording and releasing songs alone. On the fan side, there’s more than enough demand for it. Forbes notes that most of the dates from Swift’s “Reputation” stadium tour and Beyoncé’s “On the Run II” tour with Jay-Z fell outside of the scoring period, meaning we’ll see the bumps from those massive tours in those artists’ numbers next year.

    The full list of this year’s highest-earning female artists is below.

    1. Katy Perry ($83 million)
    2. Taylor Swift ($80 million)
    3. Beyoncé ($60 million)
    4. Pink ($52 million)
    5. Lady Gaga ($50 million)
    6. Jennifer Lopez ($47 million)
    7. Rihanna ($37.5 million)
    8. Helene Fischer ($32 million)
    9. Celine Dion ($31 million)
    10. Britney Spears ($30 million).

    Britney Spears ordered to give dad and legal team a raise for keeping her away from drugs

    (11/14/18) Britney Spears is giving her dad and her legal team a hefty raise after they argued that they kept her safe and away from drugs in the last few years, RadarOnline.com exclusively learned.

    The Pop Princess’ conservatorship attorneys appeared in the Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 were a judge granted their petitions to give raises to her team.

    “The petition – allowance of fees filed on 10/15/18 by Petitioner Andrew M. Wallet is granted,” the minute order obtained by Radar stated.

    Wallet, who is the co-conservator to Spears’ estate, argued that because he essentially saved the singer and her Trust from financial ruin, he should be compensated to the tune of $426,000.

    In the October 15, 2018 court documents obtained by Radar, Wallet argued he had managed 36-year-old Spears’ finances and various business dealings for more than a decade and was instrumental in bringing “stability and leadership” to the singer’s various ventures.

    He noted he kept “literally hundreds of people” in check — vendors, drivers, dancers, hair stylists, performers and many others — many whom could allegedly “bring financial disaster by providing illegal substances to the Conservatee.”

    Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, and her second attorney, Samuel Ingham were also granted their “allowance of fees,” according to documents exclusively obtained by Radar.

    “By way of example, and not by way of limitation, at the planning stages of the Circus Tour, the Declarant instructed entertainment counsel to spread the risk of the Conservatee failing to fulfill her duties on tour because of some third party providing illegal substances,” Wallet claimed in his Oct. 15 declaration. “The financial stakes were high, and failure was not an option.”

    Wallet said the same temptations continued in Spears’ Las Vegas residency. Wallet also argued since he was brought on as co-conservator, Spears’ estate has increased to the value of $20 million.

    At the beginning of the conservatorship, the estate was nearly out of fund and cash equivalents,” Wallet said in the affidavit. “The estate and person of the conservative were in total chaos with tremendous liabilities. The problems were of epic proportions over a period of years. Extraordinary skills have been employed by all in order to achieve the results enjoyed at the present time. Petitioner has had many months at a time where all of his professional time was spent in services rendered exclusively to the conservative.”

    The petition to “seal” the affidavit requested by Jamie Spears was also granted, according to the documents obtained by Radar.

    Britney Spears' New Las Vegas Show Will Have Urban, Hip-Hop Feel

    (10/21/18) Britney Spears is going urban, street and hip-hop ... that's what we're being told by the folks who are creating her 2.0 Vegas concert residency.

    Britney announced Thursday she was making a return to the Las Vegas Strip to bring back her hugely successful residency.

    Sources involved in the show's production tell us ... the new show will look and feel fundamentally different from her 'Piece of Me' residency at Planet Hollywood.

    The new show -- at MGM Park -- will have "an urban, street, hip-hop vibe" that will be reflected in the music, wardrobe, choreography, backup dancers and set design.

    And there's more ... as one production source put it, the stage will have "bleeding edge technology." And, we're told, they've hired 2 creative directors who developed J Lo's successful Vegas residency.

    Britney will not be going all N.W.A. ... she'll still perform all her hits, but there will be mixes in between songs and a significant dose of hip-hop.

    Brit knows her show has to be bigger and better than before, and we're told she's psyched.

    It better be good ... she's raking in around half a mil for each performance.

    Britney Spears’ co-conservator claims he protected her from succumbing to drugs

    (10/19/18) The man in charge of Britney Spears’ estate has revealed a shocking bombshell about the star. According to documents obtained exclusively by RadarOnline.com, he not only kept the pop star’s various investments afloat, but also protected her from succumbing to drugs and other temptations during her Las Vegas residency.

    Attorney Andrew Wallet, who is the co-conservator to Spears’ estate, argued that because he essentially saved Spears and her Trust from financial ruin, he should be compensated to the tune of $426,000 a year.

    LOOK AT THE SHOCKING DOCUMENTS HERE

    “By way of example, and not by way of limitation, at the planning stages of the Circus Tour, the Declarant instructed entertainment counsel to spread the risk of the Conservatee failing to fulfill her duties on tour because of some third party providing illegal substances,” Wallet added in his declaration. “The financial stakes were high, and failure was not an option.”Wallet said the same temptations continued in Spears’ Las Vegas residency. Wallet also argued since he was brought on as co-conservator, Spears’ estate has increased to the value of $20 million.

    “At the beginning of the conservatorship, the estate was nearly out of fund and cash equivalents,” Wallet said in the affidavit. “The estate and person of the conservative were in total chaos with tremendous liabilities. The problems were of epic proportions over a period of years. Extraordinary skills have been employed by all in order to achieve the results enjoyed at the present time. Petitioner has had many months at a time where all of his professional time was spent in services rendered exclusively to the conservative.”

    Wallet also asked the judge for an order to seal the pleadings related to his compensation.

    Ryan Gosling and Britney Spears have ‘Mickey Mouse Club’ reunion

    (10/12/18) (Photo) Ryan Gosling is reliving his past.

    The 37-year-old star ran into fellow “Mickey Mouse Club” alum Britney Spears backstage when he stopped by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to film an episode that aired Friday.

    “Neither one of us could remember [when we last saw each other] which I think is a sign that it’s been a while,” he said to DeGeneres.

    However, Gosling can still remember his first impressions of Spears, along with another notable “MMC” alum, Christina Aguilera.

    “I remember when we first got to the show, they had all of the kids perform for one another, and I remember Christina Aguilera and then Britney performing,” he recalled. “I remember thinking ohhh OK so, they are like, freakishly talented.”

    And Gosling’s talent? “I just said, ‘I’m Canadian!'”

    Earlier this year, Spears told ET Online she would love to have a “Mickey Mouse Club” reunion.

    “It was a really good time,” the 36-year-old songstress told Nancy O’Dell in July. “It was a great time. It was probably one of the most special times in my life.”

    Britney Spears puts on British accent at London show

    (8/26/18) (Video) Oops, she did it again.

    Britney Spears hit fans with a fake English accent one more time during a show at London’s O2 Arena Friday.

    The 36-year-old pop star jokingly used her British brogue to see which lucky fans were screaming the loudest during Friday’s stop on the “Britney Spears: Piece of Me” tour.

    Trying to pump up the crowd, Spears exclaimed in “English” about one side’s screams: “What the hell is wrong with you? You’ve got to do better than that! Let’s try it again! Jesus Christ.”

    Britney also used the playful parlance at another show in Dubin on Monday.

    Spears infamously used a fake English accent during spats with paparazzi during a tumultuous personal time about a decade ago. She was eventually hospitalized and her career has since rebounded.

    She’s apparently been practicing it for a while — the singer also used her fake accent in both a radio interview and a TV prank in 2013.

    Britney Spears: Racy style in 'Toxic' is my favourite look

    (8/8/18) Britney Spears has rated her iconic look in video Toxic as her favourite from her career.

    As well as producing a selection of beloved tunes, Britney has assumed a number of racy personas in her music videos from the Catholic schoolgirl in …Baby One More Time, to the air hostess turned leather-clad siren in Toxic, and the statement red catsuit in Oops!… I Did It Again, Britney has never been afraid to play with fashion and beauty.

    “I like it when I change it up and there’s no specific character, you know? When there’s a bunch of different characters involved,” she explained in an interview with British Vogue. “I think one character is kind of boring and that’s what most people do for videos and stuff like that. So I think ‘Toxic’ is one of my favourite looks because it was like a superhero and imagination type thing. There were so many superheroes she turned into, kind of like a superwoman.”

    As well as her impressive musical legacy, the pop star has also had a lasting influence on the beauty industry thanks to the scores of fragrances she’s released since 2004, including Curious and Fantasy. Britney has recently unveiled her latest perfume named Prerogative, a neutral gender-free scent which she describes as “something different” and “empowering.”

    The 36-year-old also shared details behind her make-up regime, revealing that “Less is more” is her day-to-day mantra, and detailed her unexpected skincare saviour.

    “I’m all about a good astringent toner before I put my moisturizer on. I can’t just put moisturizer on – I have breakouts because I work out,” she said. “I don’t actually get zits or acne, I just get these red marks where it’s, like, about to break out and it shows up like a rash on the side of my face. So I like for it to feel like zingy clean with astringent.”

    Britney Spears' dad offers Kevin Federline more child support: report

    (7/28/18) Britney Spears’ father has reportedly offered her ex-husband Kevin Federline more child support in an effort to end the former couple’s legal battle.

    The former couple shares joint custody of sons Sean, 12, and 11-year-old Jayden, and earlier this year, the 40-year-old filed court papers hoping to double his monthly $20,000 child support payments.

    He argued his income had drastically decreased in the decade since they last amended the financial details of their agreement, while the Toxic hitmaker’s fortune has been boosted significantly thanks to her Las Vegas residency, which reportedly earned her $475,000 per show until it wrapped at the end of 2017.

    Attorneys for the exes headed to court on Friday, when Britney’s legal representative made it clear she is not prepared to hand over extra funds to Federline, because the money should be more than enough to live comfortably for the time their kids spend with their dad.

    The Blast later reported that Britney’s dad, Jamie Spears, recently reached out to Kevin privately and offered an additional $10,000 per month, in an effort to end the bitter legal battle.

    However, the ex-dancer’s legal team is reportedly reluctant to let their client accept the deal, and wants him to hold out for a much higher offer.

    During the hearing on Friday, Britney’s attorneys also requested to delay the case to allow them extra time to gather further financial documents from officials overseeing her ongoing conservatorship, a move Federline’s representative challenged.

    Britney has been under a legal conservatorship since her highly-publicized breakdown in 2007, when her father Jamie was put in charge of the singer’s finances.

    Britney Spears’ team keeping her away from alcohol

    (7/26/18) While Demi Lovato’s upcoming live dates have been canceled following the star’s relapse and suspected overdose on Tuesday — Page Six has learned that Britney Spears’ team has been taking no chances backstage on her current tour by strictly banning booze.

    A source told us that at Spears’ Radio City Music Hall shows on Monday and Tuesday, “Britney’s team set strict guidelines that no alcohol at all could be served backstage, because they want to keep it away from her, and also many of her dancers are underage.”

    The source added, “Apparently this is the policy throughout her tour.”

    It was reported before the tour kicked off that Spears would also have “advance people” removing any alcohol from hotel rooms where she’d stay, and that her team would “ensure no shady characters get anywhere near her,” reported column Straight Shuter.

    Spears has reportedly been sober for some time, after an infamous 2007 public breakdown. A source told Page Six last year of the performer, “She’s in a Britney bubble. She’s healthy; she just celebrated another year of sobriety.”

    There have been reports this year that a successful summer tour, including the Radio City gigs, could bring her a step closer to ending the conservatorship father Jamie Spears has over her.

    Spears — who performed her show “Piece of Me” at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas 248 times over four years — is now taking her successful residency on the road, touring through August with stops in London, Dublin, Paris, Berlin and Oslo. This fall, she’s scheduled to play the 2018 US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, a night after Bruno Mars.

    Said the Hollywood Reporter in a review of her Radio City shows, “For Spears’ fans — who have shown support throughout her triumphs and missteps, both professional and personal — seeing their idol happy and thriving is all they need.”

    Spears’ rep did not comment.

    29th GLAAD Media Award Winners

    (4/12/18) Vanguard Award: Britney Spears [presented by Ricky Martin]

    Kevin Federline rejects Britney Spears’ child support offer

    (3/20/18) Britney Spears‘ ex-husband Kevin Federline is reportedly not satisfied with the amount of money Spears and her team have offered him for child support.

    A source told Us Weekly that the former backup dancer for Spears has “flatly rejected” her proposal and now wants to take his request for more money to court.

    “Kevin truly wanted to try and settle the child support payment increase without getting the courts involved out of respect for Britney, and of course, their two sons,” the source told Us Weekly.

    But, according to the source, when Federline was sent the proposal that was offered to him by Spears’ team, the father of Jayden and Preston came to the decision that the child support dilemma may need to be resolved in court.

    “Jamie and Britney Spears sent a response to Kevin’s request for an increase to his child support payments to his lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan. Kevin has flatly rejected it,” the source said.

    Federline is now reportedly asking for “a once yearly income and expense declaration from Britney including most recent tax returns filed” and is looking to come up with a new number based on those requests.

    Spears, whose Las Vegas “Pieces of Me” show residency brought in more than $137 million, has proved to be extremely successful in the past four years since the opening of her Vegas residency.

    More than a decade after her infamous meltdown, the iconic pop star has been working hard on her career and has recently announced a world tour, which she will embark on in July. Following her tour, she will return to Vegas to continue her residency.

    As Spears’ career continues to flourish, Federline’s request for more child support money comes at a time when his ex-wife is more than financially secure.

    But despite the security, Spears is not only reportedly annoyed with Federline’s request — a source close to the 36-year-old singer added that the child support finance battle has taken a toll on her.

    “This is causing Britney a tremendous amount of stress [because] Kevin does indeed have full physical and legal custody of the boys. She just wants this resolved as quickly as possible,” the source said.

    “The cause for concern is that Kevin is given an increase this time, what is going to stop him from coming back the next time Britney signs another big deal, wanting a piece of that?”

    Kevin Federline reportedly seeks more child support from Britney Spears

    (2/23/18) Kevin Federline reportedly wants to re-examine his child support arrangement with ex-wife Britney Spears following her recent success.

    According to The Blast, Federline, who shares two sons Sean, 12, and Jayden, 11, with the Toxic singer, sent a letter via his attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan on Thursday, which asked for the discussion surrounding how much he gets from Spears in child support each month to be revisited.

    The website reports that Spears currently gives her ex, to whom she was married between 2004 and 2007, a cheque for $20,000 each month, which was based on a percentage of her income at the time the deal was arranged. However, now that Spears has enjoyed huge success in recent years, including her Las Vegas residency which saw her take home $475,000 per show and make a staggering $15 million per year, Federline is requesting more in child support.

    “Kevin feels that he has been very supportive of his ex-wife over the years – during the lows and during the highs with the resurgence of her career – and has always made it a priority to accommodate her schedule, even travelling to shows so she could see the kids,” a source told the outlet.

    The letter didn’t indicate how much more Federline is looking for, but indicated he is looking for a large increase, The Blast added. He is also said to be hoping to arrange a new deal with Spears over private discussions, rather than hashing everything out in public.

    Spears has yet to respond to Federline’s letter.

    Britney Spears to be honored with GLAAD’s Vanguard Award

    (2/13/18) Britney Spears will have to make room for another award on her mantel.

    The pop star, 36, will be honored at this year’s GLAAD Media Awards for her years of support for the LGBTQ community, the organization announced Tuesday morning.

    At the awards show, GLAAD will present Spears with its Vanguard Award, “which is presented to media professionals who have made a significant difference in promoting equality and acceptance of LGBTQ people.”

    “An irrefutable icon, Britney Spears has entertained the world while also embodying the spirit of GLAAD’s Vanguard Award by speaking out on significant issues that face her fans – from the Dream Act to anti-transgender bills in Texas,” said the organization’s president and CEO, Sarah Kate Ellis. “She is a force in the music world who has used her global platform to share messages of love and acceptance, something that the world needs today more than ever.”

    Past winners of the Vanguard Award include Jennifer Lopez, Kerry Washington and Antonio Banderas.

    The 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards will be held at the Beverly Hills Hilton on Thursday, April 12.

    Britney Spears signs a new Las Vegas residency deal

    (1/13/18) Britney Spears has reportedly signed a deal for a new Las Vegas residency in 2019 just weeks after completing her last run in the city.

    The 36-year-old pop star is said to be returning to the stage for a brand new residency at Las Vegas’ Park Theater, inside the Monte Carlo resort, shortly after Lady Gaga completes her residency there.

    According to Us Weekly, the star has become accustomed to staying in one area, allowing her more family time with her two sons, Preston, 12, and Jayden, 11.

    The source said: “They are really trying to compete with some of the more established venues in Las Vegas.

    “They made the offer and she just couldn’t refuse. She loves Vegas!”

    It appears that 2018 could be a phenomenal year for the star, who has been spending time in Hawaii after rounding up a four-year residency at the end of 2017.

    The “Toxic” hitmaker ended her residency with a show-stopping, sexually charged performance involving over nine costume changes.

    The superstar delighted fans with her final gig at the AXIS, Planet Hollywood, as she cavorted about in a variety of sexy lingerie-style get-ups — with her trademark wireless microphone in pride of place.

    Original pop icon Spears certainly set the bar high for the next big star to be getting a Vegas residency — Lady Gaga.

    She is also rumored to have gotten engaged to her boyfriend, Sam Asghari, 23, after being spotted sporting a diamond sparkler.

    The singer and Asghari have been dating for over a year after meeting on the set of her “Slumber Party” music video back in November 2016.

    Spears has kept relatively quiet about the romance but previously opened up about how they first started dating after being stuck together while waiting around on a video shoot.

    Describing their meeting, she told E! News: “We were forced to talk to each other. He doesn’t really know me as a person, and I have no idea who the hell he is, and we were just talking.”

    She continued: “I kept his number, and it was so weird because it was like five months later that I found his number in my bag.

    “I was like ‘he was really cute. This guy was really cute’ so then I called him. He is just a really fun, funny person’.”

    Brit has been marred twice before — once for just 55 hours to Jason Allen Alexander and a second time to dancer Kevin Federline, with whom she has her sons Sean Preston and Jayden.

    Britney Spears to perform on New Year’s Eve

    (12/21/17) Britney Spears will give Vegas one last piece of her before the ball drops.

    On Thursday, the pop princess announced she will perform on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” as her Sin City residency comes to a close.

    “Going to be ending 2017 with the last #PieceOfMe show ever and a special performance on @rockineve!!” Spears, 36, posted on Instagram. “Tune in to ABC on 12/31 starting at 8/7c to watch!! #BRITNEYxRockinEve.”

    Spears is expected to perform “Toxic” and “Work Bitch” from inside the AXIS auditorium at the Planet Hollywood resort in Las Vegas, her first New Year Eve’s set since 2002, per Billboard.

    The star-studded festivities, hosted by Ryan Seacrest, will also include performances from Nick Jonas, Camila Cabello and Sugarland.

    “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” kicks off Sunday, Dec. 31, at 8 p.m. on ABC.

    Fake Britney Spears Manager Swindles RCA Records

    (12/1/17) Someone crook pretended to be Britney Spears' manager and got her record label to send a bunch of yet-to-be-released music ... TMZ has learned..

    According to docs obtained by TMZ ... the suspect impersonated Larry Rudolph, Brit's longtime manager, and emailed RCA Records to ask for tracks that at the time were unreleased. The person went so far as to create larry.rudolph@aol.com ... which is not Larry's actual email address.

    Didn't matter ... RCA reps got duped and uploaded 49 digital files.

    In all, law enforcement says the culprit nabbed 12 tracks intended for Britney's album, "Glory," which was released in August 2016 ... shortly after this caper.

    Law enforcement obtained search warrants in October 2016 and June 2017 to search AOL and Microsoft records for the suspect's email account -- and they now have a suspect. They say he's an attorney who's studying intellectual property law at UCLA. There goes the Dean's List ... allegedly.

    The case is still under investigation. We spoke to the suspect, and his attorney, and they say the authorities have the wrong guy.

    Britney Spears sells painting, donates proceeds to Vegas shooting victims

    (11/9/17) (Video) She’s no Picasso — but Britney is back in the art biz.

    Britney Spears sold a watercolor painting of flowers for $10,000 to Robin Leach and the cash will be donated to victims of the Las Vegas massacre.

    The pop star posted an Instagram video last month of herself painting the multicolored piece of art on a palatial estate while listening to Mozart.

    “Sometimes you just gotta play!!!!!!” she wrote.

    Spears donated the flower painting to the Vegas Cares benefit auction held at The Venetian last weekend.

    “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” host Robin Leach auctioned the art for $10,000 to himself, according to the Las Vegas Journal Review.

    Britney Spears Opens Children’s Cancer Foundation Campus in Vegas After Donating $1 Million

    (11/5/17) Britney Spears has officially left her mark in Las Vegas, and many children are bound to benefit from it.

    On Saturday, the pop star attended the grand opening of the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation’s Britney Spears Campus, located just a few miles from where she performs her residency show. Through donations from ticket sales from her Planet Hollywood show, Spears donated $1 million dollars to make the campus happen.

    “I’m just really excited to be standing here for our new NCCF campus,” Spears said before the ceremonial ribbon cutting. “We started fundraising in 2014 and we’ve raised $1 million to build this amazing facility to support the kids and the families everywhere. I’m so thankful to everyone for their generosity in making this a reality and making this happen.”

    With wind whipping around her and her boyfriend Sam Asghari nearby, Spears listened on as local officials sang her praises at the opening.

    “We can’t thank Britney enough being able to do this. Our dream for many, many years has been to be able to have one one building that all of our 45 programs can come together in one place. And that we are able to to today,” NCCF CEO Jeff Gordon said. “And that doesn’t happen without someone like Britney Spears.”

    Through working with Spears and her team, he said, “We saw a side of Britney Spears that so many people maybe don’t have the opportunity to see. You realize what a special person Britney is. She’s an incredible performer, we know all that, but she does care and the more we’ve gotten to know her, the more grateful we’ve become to her, and the kids have adored her.”

    Clark County Commission Steve Sisolak equated Spears’ $1 million donation to the generosity showed to the Las Vegas community after the Route 91 mass shooting on Oct. 1.

    “Thirty-five days ago our community when through something that we will never forget. People around the world got to see a side of Vegas that they had never seen before. They saw the love that Las Vegas has,” he said. “Today is similar to that because until today people haven’t totally understood what Britney Spears has meant to this community. We’ve all seen her on stage, we’ve all seen her perform and what a phenomenal performer and entertainer she is, but what’s she’s doing today is another side of Britney that unfortunately most of us haven’t had the opportunity to see before.

    He added, “What she is doing today, and continues to do, is going to benefit thousands of children that comes through this facility, and for that we are sincerely thankful and very, very appreciative.”

    Britney Spears Sings ‘Something To Talk About’ Live in Response to Critics Slamming Her for Lip-Syncin

    Britney Spears strayed from her usual set list and gave her critics “something to talk about.”

    The 35-year-old singer, decked out in a racy black ensemble, surprised the audience at her Piece of Me residency in Las Vegas on Saturday with a live rendition of Bonnie Raitt’s 1991 hit “Something to Talk About.”

    Before she began, she addressed the crowd by saying, “So I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately, right? This morning I woke up and I was like, ‘There’s a lot of things going on in the world’ and stuff, but basically I looked and I was like, you know what, the press and the media my whole life … you know, it’s really crazy, one minute they tear you down and they’re really horrible, and the next minute you’re on top of the world, you know?”

    “I’ve never really spoke about it, you know, and I’m a Southern girl. I’m from Louisiana,” the pop star continued as the audience cheered. “I’m from the South and I like to keep it real, so I want to just make sure I keep having you motherf—ers something to talk about, okay?”

    In an interview with an Israeli TV show prior to her upcoming performance in Tel Aviv on July 3, Spears addressed the lip-syncing allegations when a reporter asked how much of her concerts are live.

    “A lot of people think that I don’t sing live,” she said. “Usually, because I’m dancing so much, I do have a little bit of playback, but there’s a mixture of my voice and the playback. It really pisses me off because I am busting my a– out there and singing at the same time and nobody ever really gives me credit for it, you know?”

    During a break in her Singapore concert in June, the Grammy winner stopped the show to wish her bodyguard Jacob a happy birthday with a live sing-along — as a dancer stood by with a birthday cake and sparkling candle.

    Britney Spears is Drafting a New Will to Protect Her Kids

    Britney Spears is going back to the drawing board and redrafting her will ... all for the benefit of her 2 boys.

    Britney's longtime conservators have filed legal docs asking for permission to change her will, which was drafted before she gave birth to Sean, now 11, and Jayden, now 10.

    We've learned the current will simply provides ... when Britney dies her kids inherit her entire estate. Problem is ... they would get her entire fortune -- estimated at hundreds of millions of dollars -- when they turn 18. It's not wise to open the vault all at once to 18-year-olds.

    Our sources say the new estate plan creates a trust for the kids, who will inherit her entire estate. But they will not have access to the entire fortune until they turn 35. The trust gives them limited access at 18, more access to the money at 25, but they won't get it all until they're eligible to run for President.

    The trust also slashes the amount of inheritance tax the estate will have to pay.

    The judge has to approve the change, but there shouldn't be any problem.

    Britney Spears donates to Louisiana flood recovery

    Pop star Britney Spears is donating some of her Las Vegas show ticket sales to Louisiana schools for flood recovery.

    The Kentwood, Louisiana native announced that $1 of every ticket sold through the end of the year will go to public schools in a partnership with the Louisiana School Boards Association.

    The Advocate reports that association executive director Scott Richard says Spears’ contribution will go to a fund formed after last summer’s floods damaged several schools.

    The initial money will focus on helping schools and teachers buy instructional materials.

    Richard credited Louisiana first lady Donna Edwards with helping with the donation.

    Spears’ mother Lynne and Edwards are friends. Both came from the same parish and previously were schoolteachers there.

    Britney Spears Appears Shaken After a Fan Crashes Her Concert: "He's Got a Gun?"

    UPDATE: A spokesperson for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirmed to E! News Thursday that 37-year-old Jesse Webb was arrested Aug. 9 for trespassing during Britney Spears' Piece of Me concert in Las Vegas. "Webb was asked to leave the concert by security prior to him jumping on stage and dancing," officer Larry Hadfield said. "Webb was transported to the Clark County Detention Center. There is no further information regarding this arrest."

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    "Crazy," indeed.

    After taking a summer vacation, Britney Spears returned to the stage in Las Vegas Wednesday, performing at the AXIS auditorium inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. After she sang "(You Drive Me) Crazy," a fan rushed the stage and attempted to get Spears' attention. "Are you guys having fun?" the pop star asked, unaware of the man's presence. Dancers blockaded the man as security guards surrounded Spears. "Is something OK?" she asked. "What's going on?"

    Spears' knees buckled as she clutched one of her security guards and asked, "He's got a gun?"

    The 35-year-old pop princess muted her microphone before being ushered backstage. Fans chanted support as Spears made a safe and swift exit. "We love you!" they said. "We love you!"

    Meanwhile, the "I Wanna Go" singer's dancers were busy subduing the fan, who had performed a cartwheel—and kicked a security guard in the process. As he attempted to break free, her dancers pushed him to the ground until more security guards hopped on the stage to intervene.

    Fans chanted "a--hole" as the man was being restrained.

    The man was ejected from the theater, which seats 4,600 audience members. E! News has reached out to reps for Spears and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino for additional comment.

    Prior to the show, Spears tweeted, "Feels so good to be back in Vegas!!"

    The "Make Me..." singer will return to the stage this Friday and Saturday.

    Britney: Piece of Me, which debuted in December 2013, will end its four-year run on Dec. 31. "As I prepare to say goodbye to Piece of Me, I had no idea how magical this experience would be. Having my fans from around the world come see my show has been amazing," Spears told E! News in a statement four months ago. "I love Las Vegas and will miss performing this show."

    Since its opening, Britney: Piece of Me has grossed over $100 million in ticket sales.

    Britney Spears Slams Decades of Lip-sync Accusations: ‘It Really Pisses Me Off’

    (Video) Britney Spears is well aware of all the lip-sync claims slung her way over the years, and she’s over it.

    In a new interview with an Israeli TV show prior to her performance in Tel Aviv on July 3, the pop diva did not hold back her thoughts.

    “I’m glad you’re addressing this question because it’s really funny,” she said when a reporter asked how much of her Piece of Me tour concerts are live.

    “A lot of people think that I don’t sing live. I usually, because I’m dancing so much, I do have a little bit of playback, but there’s a mixture of my voice and the playback. It really pisses me off because I am busting my ass out there and singing at the same time and nobody ever really gives me credit for it, you know?”

    One of the more widely known instances of these allegations, of course, was the media “Circus” erupting over Spears’ infamous performance of “Gimme More” at the MTV VMAs in 2007.

    Her latest comments on the matter come shortly after she was accused of lip-syncing during a performance on her pitstop in Japan, where video seemed to show her mouth out of sync with the words of the song after a microphone slip.

    Similar claims persisted through her successful residency in Las Vegas. Her manager, Adam Leber, told Medium in 2014, “To put on the show that she puts on, it’s virtually impossible to sing the entire time and do what she does. She’s singing on every song, basically, when she has the ability to sing. There’s no way you can dance for 90 minutes straight and sing the entire time.”

    Britney Spears honored as icon at Radio Disney Music Awards

    At its best, Disney is an incubator of new talent — a prep school for pop stars until they near adulthood and inevitably fly the coop. Radio Disney, with its flagship Los Angeles station and worldwide reach through the web, is an important cog in that machine. The network gives budding superstars a platform to share their music and connect with fans before finding a wider audience. And so it was rewarded with its own awards show, the Radio Disney Music Awards, now in its fifth year.

    A fan-voted (283 million were cast, according to the network) exercise, the RDMAs fall somewhere between the Kids’ Choice Awards and the once dominant MTV Video Music Awards. Only more wholesome and with less sludge. At least, that’s what I thought as I took my seat at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday night (April 29). It turns out the RDMAs are an entirely different proposition, both in tone and line-up.

    This is a place where a Pomeranian with a social following is award eligible, an event where the Chainsmokers are cryptically referred to as TCS and the home of the Smile Cam. It’s also an arena to celebrate teen activism and acknowledge celebrity do-gooders. From the inflatable Mickey heads bouncing around the stage to glowing wristbands strapped to our wrists, this is about disseminating good vibes.

    And what could be more smile-inducing than a tribute to Britney Spears? The pop diva was honored with Radio Disney’s first-ever Icon Award after sitting through an uneven medley of her greatest hits. Country darling Kelsea Ballerini kicked it off by strumming “Oops!…I Did It Again” on her guitar, while Hailee Steinfeld and Sofia Carson resorted to karaoke versions of “Circus” and “…Baby One More Time.” Jamie Lynn Spears made a surprise cameo for a snippet of “Till The World Ends,” before inviting her big sister on stage to collect her special “Ardy.”

    “What a pleasant surprise, my goodness,” Spears gasped as fans excitedly chanted her name. “This is such an honor. I want to thank Radio Disney so much for giving me their first ever Icon Award… your support throughout my career has meant so much to me, all of my fans, as always, you are the freakin’ best.” She then thanked her children. “My two loves of my life, my sons Jaden and Preston, you’re the reason my heart beats. I love you so much.”

    If you thought that was heartwarming, how about a song from “Moana,” the Mouse’s blockbuster about an independent, sea-faring maiden? The RDMAs brought together Disney heartthrob Jordan Fisher, voice actress Auli’i Cravalho, and Canadian pop star Alessia Cara for soaring rendition of “How Far I’ll Go” — performed against a projection of a sun-dappled ocean, while dancers circled around them with flags. If there was a peak Disney moment, this was it.

    It wasn’t all cartoons and ballads, however. Steinfeld, a repeat performer, rocked a silver leotard and sweatpants while performing new single “Most Girls,” which segued into club collaboration “Starving.” And then there was Julia Michaels, who had to perform “Issues” twice due to technical issues. Given the emo-lyrics, it was a less organic fit but they managed to jazz it up with cute projections and an unnerving gaggle of interpretative dancers.

    Noah Cyrus also tested the boundaries with a solo version of “Make Me (Cry),” which I’m assuming was remixed by Marshmello. That’s the only explanation I have for the sea of children wearing his trademark bucket over their heads. As far as the Disney divas go, the night belonged to Sabrina Carpenter. She delivered pop radio hit “Thumbs” with an easy sophistication that hints at a painless transition to more mature material.

    Just when I thought I had the performers pegged as young women with perky pop songs, Radio Disney threw a couple of curve balls. Nineties stalwarts Train dished up their infuriatingly catchy “Play That Song,” 13-year-old “America’s Got Talent” winner Grace Vanderwaal served mini-Sia vibes with an acoustic rendition of “I Don’t Know My Name” and, most bizarrely, LA alt-pop outfit Fitz & The Tantrums closed the show up with “Hand Clap.”

    While the RDMAs line-up is a little baffling, the event comes into its own when it celebrates good causes. Like the RDMA Hero Award, which was awarded to Nick Jonas for promoting awareness of type 1 diabetes. Equally impressive is the Heroes For Change Award — an honor bestowed upon teenagers Jocelyn Woods and Natalie Hampton for making a difference in their communities. Consider the feel-good quota fulfilled.

    Britney Spears’ dad still controls her finances

    Britney Spears’ is leaving Las Vegas, with her residency coming to an end, but the conservatorship set up so her father has control over her life will continue indefinitely.

    The singer announced her “Piece of Me” show will conclude in December after a four-year run. And while Britney is currently on vacation in Hawaii, her manager Larry Rudolph says she’s going on a tour and then will record another album. He’s not ruling out another Vegas show either.

    Meanwhile, Britney remains under the conservatorship of her father, Jamie Spears, set up after her mental breakdown in 2008.

    One source told Page Six, “Britney just keeps working and working, and everybody around her gets paid. It’s astonishing how hard she works, how well behaved she is now, but she still cannot make decisions about her own finances or personal life without the approval of her conservators.” But Britney is “in the best place she’s ever been,” friends insist.

    Last year, the New York Times reported that every purchase Britney makes is tracked in court documents to safeguard her fortune. She pays her dad $130,000 a year to manage her affairs, and her other conservator is lawyer Andrew M. Wallet.

    Another source told us about the machine behind Britney, “It’s definitely not the end of her onstage. She will be back. As long as they play it smart, there’s money to be made.” Of the conservatorship, the source added, “It’s all creepy. It feels like she’s a walking zombie . . . She hits the stage. Everyone gets paid . . . Larry Rudolph is collecting his money.”

    Another friend of Spears added, “Yes, she’s still under the conservatorship, but she’s happy because everything is taken care of for her. She’s in a Britney bubble. She’s healthy, she just celebrated another year of sobriety, and she’s dating a handsome guy, model and personal trainer Sam Ashgari.”

    As for claims that her team is money hungry? “This is not accurate. She is great . . . has shows in Asia and Tel Aviv coming up and is very happy,” Spears’ rep said.

    Britney Spears Announces Final Piece of Me Shows in Las Vegas

    It's the end of an era.

    Britney Spears announced Monday that she's leaving Las Vegas. Her final performances at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will begin Sept. 3 and will end Dec. 31. "As I prepare to say goodbye to Piece of Me, I had no idea how magical this experience would be," the 35-year-old singer told E! News in a statement, adding, "Having my fans from around the world come see my show has been amazing. I love Las Vegas and will miss performing this show."

    In an Instagram post, Spears added, "Saying goodbye to this show is going to be SO hard."

    "When we first announced Britney: Piece of Me four years ago, we were certain that Britney's residency would revolutionize the entertainment landscape in Las Vegas, and are thrilled at how successful the show has been," Jason Gastwirth, senior vice president of Caesars Entertainment marketing and entertainment, said in a statement. "Caesars Entertainment has always led the evolution of Las Vegas entertainment. Britney's emergence in this market paved the way for other artists to make Las Vegas their home and as a result, the top entertainment destination in the world. We look forward to working together with Britney again in the future."

    "Being named the best show in Las Vegas, among other accolades, Britney's residency marked a new era of entertainment as the city's first pop music resident artist," David Hoenemeyer, regional president of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, told E! News in a statement. "We are delighted that Britney has called The AXIS at Planet Hollywood home for the last four years."

    Since its opening in December 2013, the show has grossed over $100 million in ticket sales.

    Tickets will go on sale to the public Friday, Apr. 14 at 10 a.m. PT.

    Here is the list of the newly added dates:

    • September 2017: 3

    • October 2017: 11, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 25, 27, 28

    • November 2017: 1, 3, 4

    • December 2017: 19, 27, 28, 30, 31

    Tickets for the following previously announced performances are also on sale:

    • May: 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20

    • August: 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 23, 25, 26, 30

    • September: 1, 2

    Pre-sales are also available; visit Spears' website for more details.

    Spears' contract ends in December. "We are done with this show, and our next move is undecided," the pop star's manager, Larry Rudolph, told The Las Vegas Review-Journal Friday. "We are still talking with Caesars Entertainment and other interested parties in Las Vegas." Rudolph added that the singer's next venue "could be conceivably anywhere," joking, "We could have it at the needle on the top of the Stratosphere, and do the bungee jump afterward."

    It's possible Spears might stay in Sin City. "Anything is possible. We have made zero decisions. We expect a lot of interest from all parties. Britney basically sells out every show, and she loves Las Vegas, she loves performing in Vegas, and Vegas is a possibility going forward," he added. "She might tour, she might work on a new album. It's too early to talk specifics about anything."

    Britney Spears Is Returning to Disney, More Than 20 Years After Her Time on The Mickey Mouse Club

    Britney Spears is stepping back into the Disney spotlight in a big way!

    It's been 23 years since she starred as a mouseketeer on The Mickey Mouse Club, and now she's about to make a return at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards where she's being honored with the first-ever "Icon Award."

    The award was created to recognize "a distinguished artist whose career transcends popular culture and whose music is loved by generations of Radio Disney fans," which Spears obviously has and continues to do.

    Phil Guerini, the Vice President of Music Strategy at Disney Channels Worldwide and the General Manager of the Radio Disney Network couldn't help but praise Spears' influence on Disney fans.

    "Having just celebrated 20 years of Radio Disney in 2016, we are excited to introduce the RDMA 'Icon' Award as special recognition of an artist whose music has been loved and adored by generations of Radio Disney fans," Guerini said. "We are proud to celebrate Britney as the first recipient for this award acknowledging her chart-topping career on Radio Disney since 1998."

    In 2014, Spears took home the Radio Disney award for Best Song That Makes You Smile for "Ooh La La." The song was also nominated that year for Favorite Song From a Movie.

    The Princess of Pop will accept her award on Saturday, April 29, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The show will be complete with performances by Kelsea Ballerini, Hailee Steinfeld, Alessia Cara, Noah Cyrus, Julia Michaels and more.

    You can catch it all when the show airs Sunday, April 30, at 7 p.m. EST on Disney.

    Britney Spears Concert Delays Israeli Election

    Britney Spears did it again ... her concert has delayed an election in Israel.

    The Israeli Labor Party has reportedly postponed its primary election from July 3 to July 4 since Brit's rolling into Tel Aviv the same day.

    In a statement, the election committee for the Labor Party did not name Britney specifically -- but did say "the election date was delayed by one day due to the fact that there is a major event at Yarkon Park on July 3, 2017." That's where Britney's concert is going down.

    Israeli journalist Tal Schneider broke the story ... the Labor Party apparently made the change so their party members could reach polling stations without all the foot traffic around ... and actually cast a vote.

    Seems those Britney concerts are toxic for elections.

    How Britney Spears Is Helping Women Feel ''Sexy, Strong and Confident'' With Her Newest Fragrance

    (Pic1, Pic2) Want Britney Spears' killer confidence? Just spritz on a splash of her newest fragrance and hit the town.

    E! News spoke exclusively to the pop star about the latest addition to her perfume collection, Fantasy In Bloom, and why she's so invested in helping her fans feel good about themselves.

    "I love creating fragrances, and find inspiration everywhere," Spears shared. "I love helping women feel sexy, strong and confident, and I think my fragrances really reflect that. Each scent is a way for me to connect with my fans."

    As for the inspiration behind In Bloom, Brit shared it's a passion for anything floral that steered her toward the sweet scent. She explained, "I love flowers, they always brighten my day and make it feel special. Fantasy in Bloom makes me feel like I'm smelling a gorgeous bouquet."

    In Bloom, which comes packaged in a hot pink bottle decorated with white and gold cherry blossoms, brings out a different side of Spears than her first and ultra-popular fragrance, Fantasy. Spears told us, "For me, the original Fantasy is special because it expresses my feminine side, as well as my fun side. Fantasy makes women feel empowered, flirtatious and sexy."

    Regardless of whether she's choosing a scent fit for day or nighttime, Britney also revealed spraying on perfume is a vital step in her beauty regimen. "I love wearing perfume! I'm always changing up my scents, depending on how I'm feeling. I like to choose the fragrance that matches my mood and whatever vibe I want to give," she added.

    And speaking of her rules to live by when it comes to getting ready for the day, Brit shared this: "My beauty routine is super simple. I'm always outside running around with my boys, so I make sure to protect my skin with sunscreen. I never forget perfume before I run out the door."

    E! News also dished with Brit about how she maintains such a stunning physique. Spears attributes her concert-ready bod to one popular workout routine, explaining, "I love yoga. It's a full body workout and I always feel so relaxed when I'm done." When it comes to nutrition, Spears said, "I usually go with slices of lean turkey to keep me going through a busy day."

    Fantasy in Bloom by Britney Spears is available on Kohls.com

    Umbrella used by Britney Spears in 2007 attack up for auction

    The paparazzo whom Britney Spears attacked with an umbrella during her 2007 meltdown is selling the item to the highest bidder.

    Photographer Daniel Ramos told Broadly on Tuesday, the 10-year-anniversary of the infamous incident, that he’s auctioning off the green umbrella and plans to donate half of the proceeds to a charity of Spears’ choice.

    In 2007, the pop star, who was faced with an ongoing custody battle with her then-estranged husband Kevin Federline, and had recently shaved her own head at an LA salon, was swarmed by photographers at a gas station.

    She then went on the attack, swinging her umbrella at Ramos’ Ford Explorer and yelling “f—k you.” Spears then dropped the umbrella, ran to her car and sped off. Another photographer handed the umbrella to Ramos.

    “It was a bad moment in her life,” said Ramos. “Unfortunately it was captured.”

    A few months later in 2007, Spears wrote on her website: “I apologize to the pap for a stunt that was done 4 months ago regarding an umbrella. I was preparing my character for a role in a movie where the husband never plays his part so they switch places accidentally. I take all my roles very seriously and got a little carried away. Unfortunately I didn’t get the part.”

    Spears was placed on two psychiatric holds the following year. Despite a successful comeback, including starring in a Vegas residency show, she and her estate remain under a conservatorship run by her father, Jamie Spears.

    Ramos quit working as a paparazzo in 2013 to focus on filmmaking shortly after Kanye West allegedly assaulted him. West settled Ramos’ lawsuit against him two years later.

    Spears has not commented on Ramos’ auction.

    Britney Spears feels ‘lucky’ on 10-year anniversary of meltdown

    Britney Spears feels “lucky” – a decade after she famously shaved her head in the midst of a personal breakdown.

    The “Toxic” singer shocked the world in February 2007 when she took a razor to her long hair and left a hair salon in the middle of the night with a bald head.

    But a decade on, Spears is back at her best, performing in her hit Las Vegas show at Planet Hollywood and enjoying time at home with her two sons, Sean and Jayden.

    And looking back at her time as a mum, Spears shared a throwback picture to 2010 to highlight how happy she was that her life is back on track and she’s in a good place.

    Posting a picture of her carrying one of her boys, she wrote: “Found this today and realized I’m a very blessed and lucky mommy #tbt.”

    Back in February 2007, Spears – then 25 – walked into a hair salon in Tarzana, Calif., and asked the stylist to cut off her long brown hair.

    Owner Esther Tognozzi refused so the singer grabbed a pair of clippers and did it herself as the cameras snapped away outside.

    Her bizarre behavior happened in the midst of her bitter custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline, but a decade on, the former couple are on friendly terms and have found a way to co-parent their two sons in harmony.

    Spears has also snapped back into shape after a period of having her weight go up and down as she battled her demons, but has recently been parading her famously flat stomach and toned thighs for all to see, proving once and for all that the singer is, to quote one of her hits, “Stronger” than ever.

    Spears’ post came just days after Katy Perry appeared to make a dig at her on the Grammys red carpet.

    The singer was speaking about her new blonde hairstyle when she made the comments, which led to an angry backlash from fans of the “Piece of Me” star.

    “It’s the last color in the spectrum that I can do, I’ve done all of them and the only thing left to do is shave my head which I’m really saving for a public breakdown. I’m down for that.”

    In another interview she was speaking to Ryan Seacrest when he mentioned that there was a “pause in [her] music”.

    She responded: “Yeah, that’s called taking care of your mental health.”

    He asked how that went and she replied: “Fantastic, and I haven’t shaved my head yet.”

    Her comments prompted a Twitter frenzy and “Britney” to trend alongside the Grammys as fans aired their rage.

    One tweeted: “Ironic how yalls woke queen Katy Perry screams ‘no hate’ an hour after making fun of Britney’s mental stability on the red carpet.”

    Another ranted: “I don’t care who you are, you never make fun of mental health and Britney Spears’ breakdown. What an a—hole comment, Katy Perry.”

    Britney Spears shacks up for Valentine’s in $30M estate

    Britney Spears spent Valentine’s Day weekend in the lap of luxury.

    The songstress stayed in a $30 million oceanfront estate in Malibu with her new boyfriend, Sam Asghari, and her two sons for the holiday getaway. The seven-bedroom, six-bathroom home is located on the exclusive “Billionaire’s Beach.”

    The foursome had plenty to do without ever leaving the house, with an infinity pool, hot tub, theater room and patio equipped with a grill and TV on the property.

    But Spears didn’t have to shell out a cent for the glam life — the stay was courtesy of Airbnb.

    A source tells us Spears wanted to enjoy some downtime with her family during a break from her residency in Las Vegas. The last several days have been difficult ones for Spears, as her 8-year-old niece was involved in a serious ATV accident on Super Bowl Sunday. Young Maddie, whose mother is Britney’s little sister Jamie Lynn, was released from the hospital on Friday and doctors said at the time that, thankfully, “she is on the way to a full recovery.”

    Jamie Lynn Spears’ daughter returns home from hospital

    Jamie Lynn Spears‘ daughter, Maddie Aldridge, is returning home after a terrifying ATV crash left her hospitalized.

    “Maddie Aldridge, 8-year-old daughter of entertainer Jamie Lynn Spears, has been discharged from Children’s Hospital in New Orleans,” the hospital told People in a statement. “She is breathing well and interacting with loved ones. Doctors say she is on the way to a full recovery.”

    Spears’ husband, Jamie Watson, posted the happy news on Instagram with a photo of the family in a hospital helicopter.

    “Thanks to the amazing first responders, and medical teams at University and Children’s Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana, we are headed home with our baby girl as she continued to recover,” he wrote. “Above all else we are so thankful for each and every prayer, because we know that is what truly made the difference. Thank you again to everyone. We are truly blessed.”

    The crash occurred while Maddie was driving the vehicle on family property on Sunday afternoon, with both Spears and Watson present. A police report released on Monday states that Maddie was attempting to avoid running over a nearby drainage ditch. “In doing so, she overcorrected causing the ATV to enter the pond. The ATV and child were instantly submerged in the water right before their eyes.”

    Aldridge was reportedly underwater for several minutes while Jamie Lynn and Watson struggled to remove her from the vehicle. She was airlifted to the hospital shortly after, and on Tuesday was reported to be “awake and talking.”

    Britney Spears Shares Niece Maddie Aldridge ''Is Making Progress,'' Thanks Fans for Their Prayers

    Maddie Aldridge is continuing to make progress.

    The 8-year-old's famous aunt, Britney Spears, took to social media to thank her fans for their unwavering support during this difficult time.

    The "Glory" singer also made mention of her niece's road to recovery, writing, "We are so grateful to share that Maddie is making progress. Thank you all for sending thoughts and prayers our way. Let's all keep praying."

    Just yesterday, E! News reported that Jamie Lynn Spears' daughter was making major headway after her serious ATV accident on Sunday in Louisiana.

    The Spears family rep (through the hospital treading Maddie) released a statement explaining that Maddie was "awake and talking" to her family members who have been by her side since she was hospitalized.

    "With her father, mother and stepfather by her side, Maddie regained consciousness mid-day Tuesday, February 7. The 8-year-old daughter of entertainer Jamie Lynn Spears was involved in an ATV accident at a family home Sunday in Kentwood, La. Paramedics resuscitated her and she was airlifted to a local hospital. She is aware of her surroundings and recognizes those family members who have kept a round-the-clock vigil since the accident."

    The statement continued, "Doctors were able to remove the ventilator today and she is awake and talking. Maddie continues to receive oxygen and is being monitored closely but it appears that she was not suffered any neurological consequences from the accident."

    Jamie Lynn Spears' Daughter Awake and Breathing On Her Own

    Jamie Lynn Spears' daughter, Maddie, is now breathing on her own as she recovers from the horrific ATV accident that left her submerged for several minutes.

    A Spears family rep says the 8-year-old girl regained consciousness on Tuesday ... "Doctors were able to remove the ventilator today and she is awake and talking." Maddie is still receiving oxygen, but the rep told People it appears she did not suffer any neurological damage.

    TMZ broke the story ... Maddie was driving a Polaris ATV Sunday when it flipped and submerged her in a pond.

    Britney Spears asks fans to pray for niece after ATV crash

    Britney Spears is asking for prayers for her 8-year-old niece, who is in stable but critical condition after a terrifying ATV crash on Sunday.

    “Need all the wishes and prayers for my niece,” Spears, 35, wrote on social media Monday.

    The little girl, Maddie Briann Aldridge, is the daughter of Spears’ 25-year-old sister, Jamie Lynn Spears.

    Maddie drove an ATV into a pond on Sunday afternoon and was submerged in the water before being rescued by paramedics, authorities confirmed.

    According to a sheriff’s department statement obtained by People, the accident occurred on family property in Louisiana, with both Jamie Lynn and her current husband — Maddie’s stepfather — present during the time of the incident.

    A police report says that Maddie was steering the vehicle to avoid running over a nearby drainage ditch. “In doing so, she overcorrected causing the ATV to enter the pond,” the report (via People) says. “The ATV and child were instantly submerged in the water right before their eyes.”

    The report continues, “Within seconds the child’s mother, stepfather and other family members reached the pond, dove in and attempted to rescue the child to no avail. The child was trapped and secured by the seatbelt and the ATV’s safety netting. Within two minutes, Acadian Ambulance Services arrived and assisted in freeing the child from the cold waters.”

    Jeff Raymond, a publicist for Jamie Lynn, said the family is asking for people to “respect their privacy during this time and appreciates all the prayers and support for their family.”

    Maddie is being treated at a Louisiana hospital.

    Britney Spears Speaks for the First Time About Dating Sam Asghari

    Britney Spears is finally opening up about her new man!

    The "Toxic" singer called into AMP 103.7 Friday and gave host Nathan Fast some scoop about her romance with Sam Asghari. The two, who met on the set of her steamy music video for "Slumber Party," have been giving fans some sneak peeks into their relationship, but otherwise mum was the word...until now.

    "We were waiting and waiting together for 20 minutes at a time, literally stuck there," Brit Brit said of filming with Asghari. "We were forced to talk to each other."

    But after spending so much time in one room together, the two eventually started to open up and ultimately realized they had more in common than they thought.

    "He doesn't really know me as a person, and I have no idea who the hell he is, and we were just talking," she explained. They discussed their mutual love of sushi and other things they both like and even loosely suggested they grab a bite to eat together sometime.

    "It was not even like a serious thing," the "Make Me..." singer explained.

    But neither one put anything in the books until several months later. "I kept his number, and it was so weird because it was like five months later that I found his number in my bag," Spears confessed. "I was like 'He was really cute. This guy was really cute!' so then I called him. He is just a really fun, funny person."

    Although neither one had commented publicly on the status of their relationship until now, they both started to make it clear once social media photos showed them in bed together. They also turned New Year's Eve into a romantic date night, where they cozied up to each other during an intimate dinner.

    People's Choice Awards 2017 Winners

    Favorite Female Artist: Britney Spears
    Favorite Pop Artist: Britney Spears
    Favorite Social Media Celebrity: Britney Spears
    Favorite Comedic Collaboration: Britney Spears and Ellen DeGeneres' Mall Mischief

    2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominations

    The 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards air March 5 on TBS, TNT and truTV at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST

    Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell:

    5 Seconds of Summer - 5SOSFam
    Ariana Grande – Arianators
    Beyoncé – Beyhive
    Britney Spears - Britney Army
    Demi Lovato – Lovatics
    Fifth Harmony – Harmonizers
    Justin Bieber – Beliebers
    Katy Perry – KatyCats
    Lady Gaga - Little Monsters
    Rihanna - Rihanna Navy
    Selena Gomez – Selenators
    Shawn Mendes - Mendes Army
    twenty one pilots - #twentyonepilots

    Britney Spears spotted with new boyfriend on New Year’s Eve

    Britney Spears rang in the New Year with new boyfriend Sam Asghari at Catch in LA.

    The pair, who met when Asghari starred in the music video for “Slumber Party,” was “super affectionate,” says a source.

    “They did not wait till midnight for a kiss. He also gave her his jacket to keep her warm and had his arm around her all evening.”

    Also at the restaurant were Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin, who were there with A$AP Ferg and Justine Skye.

    Britney Spears' Sushi Date With Hunky 'Slumber Party' Co-Star

    Britney Spears might be doing it again ... as in going out with a guy with whom she's been working.

    Britney was seen grabbing sushi Saturday night with her co-star from her newest music video, "Slumber Party" ... and this pic of them together is ... interesting.

    The stud, Sam Asghari, starred alongside Britney as her love interest. He's a personal trainer -- and he might be attached judging by how fast he took down the post.

    People’s Choice Awards Nominees Set

    Here’s another election America must undertake: Voting opens today for the People’s Choice Awards 2017. Nominees were unveiled this morning at Paley Center in Los Angeles, with online voting set to run through December 15 and winners announced during a ceremony January 18 at Microsoft Theater L.A. Live and broadcast on CBS.

    FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST
    Adele
    Ariana Grande
    Beyonce
    Britney Spears
    Rihanna

    FAVORITE POP ARTIST
    Adele
    Ariana Grande
    Britney Spears
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    Britney Spears -- Rumble Over Bumble

    Britney Spears is entangled in a raging dispute over the Bumble dating service ... TMZ has learned.

    Britney's lawyer fired off a threatening letter to Adam Kluger, claiming he went behind Britney's back and negotiated with Bumble to fund her new music video.

    According to the letter, obtained by TMZ, Kluger allegedly told Bumble he had authority to rep Britney for an $800,000 deal that would put the Bumble name all over her new vid. The lawyer says Bumble agreed and gave Kluger $200k up-front. Kluger then made a deal with Britney's label, RCA, to pay them $450,000 for the Bumble product placement promotion.

    Britney's people say what Kluger did is fraudulent, because he never repped Britney. They also say his $350k fee -- more than 43% of the deal -- is ridiculous and way above what agents charge.

    Kluger tells us he never told Bumble he repped Britney. He says his company is a creative agency that puts people and companies together, which is exactly what he did here. He also said his company has worked with Britney before on projects involving Orange Theory and Plenty of Fish.

    Kluger also says he's on the Forbes List of the 30 Most Influential People in Music Under the Age of 30. Kluger's lawyer tells us, "We are going to defend the sterling reputation of The Kluger Agency in court as necessary. The allegations are false. The Kluger Agency has done nothing wrong."

    As for the music video, we've learned it's being made ... but without any Bumble product placement. And get this ... Britney made a deal with the dating service, which will underwrite the music video, and in return she's gonna do something with Bumble ... hmmm.

    Oops! Britney Spears’ top pops during Vegas show

    (Video) Britney Spears almost exposed her breasts during an unfortunate on-stage wardrobe malfunction on Saturday night.

    The 34-year-old singer suffered the mishap while performing the hit “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll“ when the strap to her top unclasped around her neck and fell down.

    Britney immediately covered herself with her left hand.

    Two of her male dancers desperately tried to fasten the top but their efforts were wasted as it soon fell open again.

    Like a true gentleman, one of the dancers later removed their flannel shirt which the singer put on – all while still performing to her thousands of fans.

    Britney, who is no stranger to flashing the flesh, was performing her Piece Of Me show at The Axis inside the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

    The singer handled the mishap like a pro and didn’t let it interrupt her killer performance.

    Britney recently caused controversy after an unseen version of her video to “Make Me” leaked online.

    The alternative video revealed the sexy singer originally intended to go X-rated in a way you’ve never seen her before.

    The unseen footage was so explicit that the family-friendly star was forced to tone it down after filming had wrapped.

    Britney fans have been sharing online the new version after it was discovered the shocking original edit featured her writhing in the middle of a dozen naked men in nothing but skin-colored lingerie.

    Justin Bieber, Britney Spears to headline Jingle Ball

    Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars and Britney Spears are some of the acts set to perform during the 12-date “Jingle Ball ” tour this holiday season.

    IHeartMedia announced Tuesday that the tour will kick off Nov. 29 in Dallas and wrap Dec. 18 in Miami. The lineup, which varies by city, includes Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony, Meghan Trainor, Backstreet Boys, The Chainsmokers, Shawn Mendes, One Direction’s Niall Horan and others.

    Tickets go on sale on Oct. 17.

    The Dec. 9 show at New York’s Madison Square Garden will stream live on The CW Network’s app and website, and air as a 90-minute special on the channel on Dec. 15.

    The tour will also visit San Jose; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; Philadelphia; New York; Boston; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Atlanta; and Tampa.

    Britney Spears Admits She'd Totally ''Snog'' Justin Bieber

    Britney Spears is single and ready to mingle...with Justin Bieber?

    Yes, the 34-year-old Princess of Pop sat down for a game of "Snog, Marry, Avoid" with the ladies of the UK-based television show Loose Women. When presented with the choice of Bieber, Madonna and Simon Cowell, Brit Brit paused for a long while before admitting she'd "snog" (aka kiss) the Biebs. As for the other two? She'd avoid both!

    The fact that she'd choose Bieber over the others should come as no surprise, considering the singer previously admitted during the interview that she's into younger guys.

    (Video) "I'm happily single right now," she said. But when asked what she looks for in a guy lately, she continued, "I like younger guys. Like this morning, for instance, this guy came and he was my waiter, and I was like, 'Oh my God! You're adorable!'"

    But when it comes to her perfect date, Britney isn't so picky. "I like spur of the moment things," she revealed. "I don't like things so planned. I like things to just happen."

    You hear that, boys?!

    Meanwhile, Britney has been single since calling things off with her previous boyfriend, Charlie Ebersol, in June 2015.

    Last week she joined The Jonathan Ross Show and said she's really not actively seeking a new man at this point in her life...and for good reason.

    "A lot of men are about games. It's just the mind game with guys, the calling back and the texting, it's just too much, it's silly," she said (and, boy, do we feel her on that one). "Actually I'm not looking for men right now, I'm really happy with myself. I'm not looking for anything, I'm fine with the way I am."

    Amen, sister!

    Watch Britney Spears Sing Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' – on Helium!

    (Video) Britney Spears decided to cover one of Taylor Swift's biggest hits – on helium.

    The pop star appeared on The Jonathan Ross Show on Saturday and competed in several silly contests with the titular host. After she was defeated by Ross in Forfeit Tennis, Spears had to step up to a helium-filled balloon, inhale, and perform a song.

    "You can sing one of your own, you can sing a popular song – something we all know," Ross instructed.

    After puckering up and taking in an adequate amount of the noble gas, Spears squeaked out a few bars from the chorus of Swift's "Shake It Off."

    Along with her mini-performance, the popstar also discussed dating – she's "not looking for men right now" – and says she just wants a "nice guy" when the time is right.

    Spears' ninth studio album, Glory, is out now.

    You're a Womanizer: Britney Spears Says Dating Is a 'Mind Game with Guys'

    Quit playing games with her heart.

    Britney Spears says that dating is a "mind game with guys" – and she has no time for that nonsense.

    The pop sensation tells Jonathan Ross on ITV's The Jonathan Ross Show Saturday, that aspects of modern dating are "hard."

    "A lot of men are about games," she explains, adding, "...The calling back and the texting, it's just too much – it's silly."

    Spears, who shares sons Sean Preston, 11, and Jayden James, 10, with ex-husband Kevin Federline, says that finding suitors is "a little tricky" given her fame.

    "I have a friend at home and he randomly sets me up with people every now and then on dates. It's just awkward because there's so many times that you meet people and it's just too awkward and you just don't feel right," she divulges. "The dating thing and meeting other people, it's hard."

    So what does Spears want in a partner?

    "I like someone that's just nice overall – just a nice guy is really groundbreaking in this world," the 34-year-old shares.

    But, she insists that she's not even in the market for a man.

    "I'm not looking for men right now," Spears tells Ross. "I'm really happy with myself. I'm not looking for anything, I'm fine with the way I am."

    Later during the show, Spears and Ross play a game of "Oops I did it or Oops I didn't do it," during which Spears reveals she's passed gas onstage. Seriously!

    Spears' appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show airs Saturday at 10:20 p.m. on ITV.

    Britney Spears: "My Twenties Were Horrible"

    (Video) To say Britney Spears' twenties were rough is an understatement.

    In the span of a decade, the pop princess got divorced twice, temporarily lost custody of her children and was put under an emergency psychiatric hold—among other headline-making, career-threatening dramas. With the help of her family and management team, Spears got her act together and is back at the top of her game with a Las Vegas residency and a hit album, Glory.

    Speaking to Dan Wooton on ITV's Lorraine Thursday morning, she reflected on that tumultuous time. "I liked my thirties way more than my twenties. My twenties were horrible," Spears, 34, said. "My teens were fun, but I like my thirties. Thirties is great. You know who you really are."

    Naturally, Spears is nervous about what will happen when sons Sean Federline, 11, and Jaden Federline, 10, become teenagers. "It's a little strange. I'm nervous, because I know 12, 13, 14 and 15 is going to be really scary, and I'm going to be like, 'Mom, please come to the house and help me out here!'" the single singer joked. "But right now it's a great age. They're still babies."

    Spears recently had another baby: Glory, her best-selling debut in the U.K. in nine years. "I really took my time with this record. I took like two and a half years to do it, and I worked with the most profound, amazing people. It was just really, really cool. I definitely had the jitters," Spears admitted. "I was like, 'Oh, my God! Will people like it?' Oh, my God! But it worked out."

    The album is meant to be "empowering," according to Spears, who is single and loving it. In the past, the musician looked for love in the wrong places. Today, landing a man doesn't seem as important. "I'm in a really good place right now, so I think I'm just...I'm loving and learning myself every day, and learning who I am, so it's just...it's awakening," she explained. "It's cool."

    "It's OK to be single, yeah," Spears added. "It totally is."

    Britney Spears on Being Nicknamed "Godney" and "The Holy Spearit"

    The Church of Britney Spears is not an officially recognized religion.

    That being said, millions of fans have worshipped the singer since she burst onto the music scene in 1998 with "...Baby One More Time." Several years ago, Spears' fans even gave her two nicknames: "Godney" and "The Holy Spearit." While the 34-year-old pop princess doesn't mind the adoration—who would?—she's not sure she's worthy of the nicknames. "That's just how the fans are – and I don't want to let them down," she says in NME's Sept. 16 issue. "At the end of the day, we're all human and we all make mistakes. It's really flattering, but I don't know if I can set my bar that high. I'm sure a lot of them have almost felt like they've grown up with me."

    Spears has been in the public eye for more than half her life, and her every move has been documented and scrutinized. Needless to say, it can be a lot. "I try not to analyze it too much," she admits. "I love what I do and I think that helps because it speaks for itself when I perform."

    The "Make Me..." singer has taken her act all over the world. But, since 2013, she's headlined at The Axis, located inside Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. "Seeing other artists continue to do this kind of thing inspires me, too," Spears says. "Because sometimes I'm like, 'What am I doing?' Like, I could be a teacher. But then I see other people doing it too and I'm like, 'Well, you know, it's probably all they've known for so long, so it just kind of makes sense."

    Spears believes the key to longevity is unpredictability. So, when the time came to record her ninth studio album, Glory, she worked with new songwriters and producers to create a sound that was all her own. "Honestly, this is the first project where I've really been hands-on. I was really specific about who I worked with and I've been learning to say no. I'm a people-pleaser, so that's hard for me—even if I don't like something, I'll do it just to make a person happy," she tells NME. "I made sure this album was everything I wanted it to be. I was really selfish with it."

    Britney Spears Admits "I'm a Weird, Anxiety-Ridden Person"

    Britney Spears is sharing the side of her that fans don't know: the non-celebrity side.

    The "Make Me" songstress opens up to Flaunt magazine about the real her, the version that surprisingly doesn't listen to her music and prefers to stay at home and relax even though she's killing it in her Las Vegas residency. "I think with a lot of things in the past, I didn't have security. I didn't have the guidelines that I have now, which are brilliant. I'm very close to my security team," she tells the magazine.

    "I have kids now too, so everything is on a way lower scale. I'm actually a very boring person. I don't go out. I don't really do anything. I should be Mother Mary, seriously. I think my life has done a complete 360. Things are just different now. It's a different time. It's a different era."

    Because she's so scaled down these days, Brit Brit sometimes finds herself avoiding big crowds. "Oh, I'm so weird," she says. "I get nervous in a lot of situations. Parties, clubs. When there are a lot of people around, I'm a weird, anxiety-ridden person."

    Preferring to spend time with her kids and friends and family with whom she's closest, Spears doesn't often find herself keeping track of downloads, streams, etc. When told how many millions of views her "Make Me" video racked up online, Spears didn't even realize how much of a feat it was. Instead, she prefers to focus on the here and now.

    "It's funny, because I don't really listen to my music," she says. "My kids do and my nieces do. I'm about the creative process. I'm in the moment of being creative and then I put it out there. Of course, I sing my songs every night [at her ongoing residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas] and I have to listen to it that way, but I'm all about change. And new. And forthcoming."

    She adds, "But, there is a part of me in my music and I hope, for my fans, that they can have that part of me when they hear me on the radio, or buy my CD, or whatever they do."

    Britney Spears -- Ends War with Ex-Manager Sam Lutfi

    Britney Spears is ending her own 7 years war with Sam Lutfi ... the ex-manager who accused her of rampant drug abuse and slandering his name -- the case has settled.

    Lutfi and Spears reached the settlement agreement late last week ... according to docs obtained by TMZ. Sources familiar with the situation tell us ... Britney paid Lutfi "in the low 6 figures," but less than the estimated $500,000 in legal fees it would have cost her to defend the lawsuit.

    Lutfi filed the defamation case against Britney and her family back in 2009, claiming the entire Spears clan was bad-mouthing him and blamed him for her downfall ... after she was hospitalized in 2008. Lutfi claimed they were outta line because the real problem was Britney's drug abuse, which he tried to stop.

    A judge tossed his case in 2012, but Lutfi appealed and got a second bite of the apple. A trial was set to begin in L.A. next month.

    Britney Spears -- Threatens to Sue Mag ... I'm Done Being a Punching Bag

    Britney Spears wants the media to know ... she's going after you if you tell lies about her, and she's starting with In Touch.

    TMZ has obtained a scathing letter Britney's lawyer wrote to the honchos at In Touch, warning them not to publish a story they're pushing about Britney allegedly acting erratic at last month's MTV Video Music Awards and "talking and laughing to herself and using a British accent."

    According to the letter, the magazine notified Britney's rep the story will run. Britney's lawyer says it is "utterly false, highly defamatory and completely offensive to Ms. Spears."

    A source connected with Britney tells TMZ, the singer and her team are sick of "made-up" stories, especially in the face of how hard she's worked to turn her life around. They say if the story runs they will absolutely sue the magazine, adding this will be the first of many lawsuits to stop the lies.

    We reached out to In Touch ... so far no comment.

    Britney Spears Hopes Her Sons Never Have to Experience Her 'Magnitude' of Fame

    Britney Spears has been in the public eye ever since appearing on The Micky Mouse Club when she was just 12 years old. Although she says she doesn't regret her worldwide fame, she admits that she doesn't want the same for her kids.

    During an interview with The Cooper Lawrence Show at 106.1 BLI on Thursday, the "Make Me" singer was asked whether her sons – Sean Preston, 10, and Jayden James, 9 – had any dreams of following their mother's path into show business.

    "I don't know," Spears says. "I think they think it's cool." Her main concern is that they don't completely understand the implications of life in the spotlight.

    "I think the magnitude of [this job] and the fame thing, I don't think they've really comprehended what that would even be like," she continued. "Hopefully they never will, because it's kind of much."

    Despite the overwhelming nature of fame, Spears maintains that she has "no regrets" in that department. The 34-year-old singer is closing out an incredible summer with the recent release of her ninth studio album, Glory, which is being hailed as her best work in nearly a decade. Days later, she conquered the stage at the 2016 MTV VMAs for the first time since 2007.

    Britney Spears Isn't Exempt From "Awkward" Dates: "Being Famous Doesn't Make You Any Different"

    Picture yourself on a one-on-one date with Britney Spears.

    From her long catalogue of smash-hit singles to her career in the spotlight, there certainly would be so much to talk about. Seriously, we could picture this meeting going on for hours.

    But in the new issue of Marie Claire UK, the pop superstar admits that her celebrity status can't prevent her from experiencing a few no-so-hot dates.

    "I had a really bad date. I mean, it was bad. I've been single for ages and had a date with a guy I liked. I was getting anxious, worrying he wouldn't like me," she shared with the publication. "We went to the movies, but I could tell right away it wasn't working. It was sort of awkward."

    Britney continued, "So after the movie I came home and that was it. It just didn't work…He just wasn't that into me. I liked him. He knew that. But he definitely didn't feel the same. It happens to everybody. Being famous doesn't make you any different."

    Speaking of feeling a little on the anxious side, the Las Vegas performer confessed to the magazine that moving to Los Angeles was an adjustment personally and professionally.

    "Southern girls can be very hard on themselves because you are expected to act in a certain way, you are expected to please people," Britney explained. "And then I moved to Los Angeles when I was very young. I was so under scrutiny. If a hair was out of place, I'd be so anxious. I would get very anxious about so many things."

    Today, Britney is "feeling good" about being single and isn't focused entirely on looks. She proclaims that her boys don't judge her because they "don't care if everything isn't perfect."

    And she's also celebrating the success of her new album Glory. After performing at the 2016 MTV VMAs, the "Circus" singer was asked about forming her own girl group. We kind of love her picks.

    "I think it would be me, Rihanna, and Kate Hudson," she shared on The New 92.3 AMP Radio. We support this 100 percent.

    To read Britney's feature in full, see the October issue of Marie Claire out today. The issue is also available as a digital edition through Apple Newsstand.

    Britney Spears Opens Up About Why She's Nervous to Perform at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards After a Decade Away

    In case you missed, it Britney Spearswill make her MTV Video Music Awards comeback for the first time in 10 years.

    And a lot has been made of the pop sensation's highly-anticipated return to the VMAs stage. Will she rock her iconic red leather jumpsuit à la "Oops I Did It Again?" Can we expect a onstage smooch from none other than Madonnaand Christina Aguilera?

    But most importantly, how does Brit Brit herself feel about finally reviving her status as the queen of the VMAs? The "Make Me" songstress stopped by the Cubby and Carolina In The Morning radio show on Friday to dish all things leading up to her big performance on Sunday evening.

    "I think there's something in the air with the VMAs. It's like electric. I can't really explain it," Spears admitted.

    Britney Spears Carpool Karaoke

    Britney Spears Carpool Karaoke: Video.

    'Britney Spears Will Not Be Contributing in Any Way, Shape or Form to The Lifetime Biopic' Says Rep

    Britney Spears' remarkable life story is getting the Lifetime treatment.

    The network announced Wednesday that a Spears biopic currently titled Britney is on the way, tracking the pop star's ascent from her Louisiana upbringing, to stardom, to the rocky late 2000s.

    Natasha Bassett (Hail, Caesar!) will play the pop princess in the two-hour film.

    Spears will not be contributing to the project "in any way, shape or form… nor does it have her blessing," Spears' said in a statement to PEOPLE and EW.

    Spears has worked in entertainment since the early '90s and broke out musically with …Baby One More Time in 1999. She achieved massive popularity, but endured massive tabloid attention for her relationship with *NSYNC's Justin Timberlake, her short-lived marriage to a childhood friend, and her eventual nuptials to dancer Kevin Federline, and her personal struggles, all before rising back.

    The Lifetime announcement comes just two days before the release of Spears' ninth studio album, Glory. She will also perform at Sunday's MTV VMAs. The show's executive producer, Jesse Ignjatovic, is thrilled for what Spears has in store. "To have her in such great form with a huge hit, she's super relevant and current – I think the young people watching MTV now are as connected to her as they were back in the TRL days," he told EW.

    The project will be directed by Leslie Libman (Manson’s Lost Girls), written by Anne-Marie Hess, and produced by Asylum Entertainment. Production begins in September. Britney is due in 2017.

    Britney Spears Biopic Coming to Lifetime in 2017

    Lifetime wants a piece of Britney Spears.

    The network has tapped Natasha Bassett (Rake) to play the Princess of Pop in a biopic simply titled Britney. The made-for-TV movie will document the many ups and downs of Spears’ career, including her high-profile relationship with Justin Timberlake, her multiple failed marriages and, of course, her infamous fall from grace. (In other words, brace yourselves for a super dramatic head-shaving montage.)

    Here’s the film’s official description, per Lifetime:

    Britney Jean Spears was just a young girl from Louisiana trying to make a name for herself in the music scene when her talent became undeniable to all those around her. While handlers soon began planning her every move, Britney found solace with fellow pop singer Justin Timberlake. Tragically, as Britney’s star continued to shine, her private life crumbled after the divorce of her parents and her tabloid breakup with Justin. Her personal behavior soon eclipsed her pop icon success as a quickie marriage to childhood friend and later, an ill-fated marriage to dancer Kevin Federline, became the talk of the world. With her life spiraling out of control, Britney hit rock bottom, lost custody of her sons and was placed under her father’s conservatorship. But despite her past troubles, Britney has battled back to rebuild her career to its former glory, proving to everyone that she’s a timeless force in entertainment.

    Anne-Marie Hess (Perfect High) is writing the script, with Leslie Libman (NCIS, The Vampire Diaries) on board to direct. Britney, an Asylum Entertainment production, begins filming next month in Vancouver and is expected to premiere in 2017.

    The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.

    Britney Spears almost drowned in Hawaii

    Britney Spears has revealed she almost met a terrifying end this month after going swimming in the sea.

    The superstar was on holiday in Hawaii when she got dragged under water by “six-foot waves” which had her frantically fighting for life.

    She said: “I went out and I thought it was like a wave pool, and I was like, ‘This is so nice and refreshing and just ­beautiful.’

    “But the thing I didn’t think about is when you come back, the waves really come in hard.

    “I got sucked under for like five minutes. I almost drowned. And I’m like, ‘Where is my security? They’re just going to let me die here’.

    “And then I came in again and another wave took me under.”

    With her long-awaited ninth album “Glory” released this ­Friday, Britney said the one bit of advice she would give her younger self would be to avoid both her 55-hour first marriage to childhood friend Jason ­Alexander and her three-year romance with second husband Kevin Federline.

    She said: “Never get married, number one. That’s probably the best advice I could give myself.”

    Britney is one of the biggest-selling artists of all time. Glory is 12 tracks long and features her amazing new ­single, Make Me?.?.?.? featuring rapper G-Eazy.

    But don’t expect any other collaborations, as she claims most other singers’ egos make it too difficult to work together.

    In an interview with Scott Mills — which you can hear on his Radio 1 show from 1pm to 4pm today — she said: “A lot of the people in the entertainment business, if you try to work with them or set up projects, a lot of times people just don’t show up.

    “A lot of people are divas in this industry. It’s hard.”

    But one person she does respect is Justin Bieber — even though she had no idea who he was when they were introduced six years ago when he was a teenager.

    She said: “He walked into my hotel room and he was like a kid. Literally he looked like he was 13 years old but he was 16.

    “And I was like, ‘Who is this kid in my hotel?’

    “And my sister was like, ‘This is Justin Bieber and his mother’. And I was like, ‘Oh my God, I cannot believe this’. He’s very unassuming. He’s a very, very nice, kind boy.

    Britney is now the bookies’ favorite to headline the 2017 Super Bowl half-time show, after I revealed that Adele had turned it down.

    She said: “Yes. I would ­probably do that. I would have to have a little support group, another artist of course. I don’t think you would ever do the Super Bowl alone. That would be kind of scary.”

    If she does it, it will be an incredible way to celebrate her illustrious career on the 20th anniversary of her album deal with Jive Records in 1997.

    Britney is the ultimate pop star and after almost three years of her Las Vegas ­residency, she would be bound to put on a show that no one could forget.

    Carpool Karaoke Sneak Peek

    Britney Spears Comes Out Swinging in Carpool Karaoke Sneak Peek: Video.

    Britney Spears Raising Money for Louisiana Flood Victims

    Britney Spears is calling on her fans to help Louisiana residents affected by the the state's devastating flooding.

    The pop star has teamed with the American Red Cross and fundraising website Crowd Rise to raise money to support flood victims, offering a chance to win her outfit from her performance at the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards or a flight to New York to attend the show and meet her in person. Each $10 donation is an entry to win.

    Ten days ago deadly flooding hit southeastern Louisiana around Baton Rouge and is being called the worst U.S. disaster since Hurricane Sandy. As of Monday (Aug. 22) morning, according to ABC News, the floods have damaged more than 60,700 homes and 102,000 people have registered for federal assistance. At least 13 people have been killed in the flooding.

    Spears grew up in Kentwood, Louisiana, and on Twitter asked her fans to support her home state in this time of need.

    Britney Spears to perform new song at MTV Video Music Awards

    Britney Spears, who has been behind some of the racier moments of the MTV Video Music Awards, will return for the latest edition on August 28 with a new song.

    The former teen idol will present the live debut of her steamy track "Make Me..." alongside rapper G-Eazy, the network said.

    Spears on Tuesday announced the upcoming performance in a video on social media with references to her past VMA performances as a python slithered through her dressing room.

    She was alluding to one of her past appearances at the VMAs in 2001 when she sang "Slave 4 You" with a snake around her body.

    Most famously, Spears stunned the 2003 VMAs by locking lips with Madonna.

    Spears was one of the top artists of the late 1990s but her messy personal life contributed to her spectacular career fall.

    She will perform at the VMAs two days after releasing "Glory," her first album since 2013, which features "Make Me..."

    The VMAs, which take place this year at New York's Madison Square Garden, is the signature annual music extravaganza of MTV, which reaches more than 170 countries on 60 channels.

    MTV earlier announced that Rihanna would also perform as she accepts the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, given to artists for career contributions to pop culture.

    Beyonce has the most nominations at the VMAs amid acclaim for her album and intertwining film "Lemonade" and the politically charged video for her track "Formation."

    BRITNEY SPEARS TO RIDE ALONG WITH JAMES CORDEN FOR CARPOOL KARAOKE

    Pop superstar Britney Spears will be a passenger in James Corden’s next Carpool Karaoke segment on THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN, Thursday, Aug. 25 (12:37-1:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    Spears is set to release her ninth studio album, Glory, on August 26 via RCA Records. A multi-platinum Grammy Award winner, Spears is one of the most successful entertainers in pop history, with nearly 100 million records sold worldwide. Her musical career boasts numerous awards and accolades, including six Billboard Music Awards and Billboard’s Millennium Award, which recognizes outstanding career achievements and influence in the music industry, as well as an American Music Award and the 2011 MTV Video Vanguard Award. Spears has had six No. 1-debuting albums on the Billboard 200 chart and 24 top 40 hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100 — five of which went to No. 1. She has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards and won for Best Dance Recording in 2005. Her cutting-edge pop concert Las Vegas residency, “Britney: Piece of Me,” at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, has been voted “Best Show in Las Vegas” and “Best Bachelorette Show in Las Vegas.”

    Each week night, James Corden invites the audience to join in on the fun as the Emmy Award-nominated THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN features a mix of celebrity guests, musical acts, games and sketches. The show’s post-Super Bowl broadcast delivered the highest ratings, with any host, since the show’s inception in 1995. THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN has quickly become known for generating buzzworthy viral videos. The show holds the YouTube record for the most watched late night clip with “Adele Carpool Karaoke,” which has 121 million views. The show’s YouTube Channel has amassed more than 1.5 billion total views and nearly 7 million subscribers since the show’s premiere on March 23, 2015.

    THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN airs weeknights (12:37-1:37 AM, ET/PT) following broadcasts of the THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT on CBS. Ben Winston and Rob Crabbe are the executive producers.

    Britney Spears Confirmed For ‘Carpool Karaoke’

    Britney Spears will ride along with James Corden for some Carpool Karaoke, CBS confirmed this morning during the network’s executive session at TCA. The pop star is set for The Late Late Show segment on Thursday, August 25, a day before her ninth studio album Glory is released on August 26 via RCA Records.

    A multi-platinum Grammy Award winner, Spears has sold nearly 100 million records worldwide. She has had six No. 1-debuting albums on the Billboard 200 chart and 24 top 40 hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100 — five of which went to No. 1. She has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards and won for Best Dance Recording in 2005.

    Corden’s Late Late Show holds the YouTube record for the most watched late night clip with “Adele Carpool Karaoke,” which has 121 million views. The show’s YouTube Channel has amassed more than 1.5 billion total views and nearly 7 million subscribers since the show’s premiere on March 23, 2015.

    In All Her Topless Glory! Britney Spears Shares Bikini Photo on Her Tropical Getaway

    (Pic) Britney Spears is living the "dream" in paradise.

    The star took to her Instagram on Saturday to share a photo of herself on her tropical getaway. In the photo, the 34-year-old showed a topless shot (but SFW!) of herself on a boat in tiny white bikini bottoms.

    "Still dreaming a mile a minute," Spears wrote in the post, echoing a previous Instagram in which she announced the release of the steamy music video for her latest release, "Make Me."

    Her many bikini-clad posts while on vacation with her sons, 10-year-old Sean and 9-year-old Jayden Federline, have come in the wake of her new album announcement. Her ninth album, Glory is set to be released Aug. 26.

    "#Glory. My new album & the beginning of a new era. Available 8/26 on @AppleMusic. Pre-order tonight at midnight ET," Spears, 34, tweeted alongside the forthcoming LP's album art.

    'Make Me' Music Video

    Britney Spears Drops Steamy 'Make Me' Music Video: Watch Here.

    Britney Spears set for ‘Carpool Karaoke’

    Britney Spears will put her karaoke skills to the test on “The Late Late Show With James Corden” this month.

    An insider tells us the “Toxic” singer is the latest performer to join Corden in his car to belt out jams for his popular “Carpool Karaoke” segment.

    Spears will follow in the footsteps of Michelle Obama, Gwen Stefani, Adele and the Red Hot Chili Peppers to do the segment.

    We’re told her team’s working overtime to get her new album, “Glory,” to debut at No. 1 when it’s released on Aug. 26.

    Britney Spears, By the Numbers: On the Billboard Charts & Beyond

    As Britney Spears prepares to release her ninth studio album, Glory, on Aug. 26, it’s an appropriate time to look back on her chart-topping Billboard history. The diva has amassed an incredible string of hit singles and albums, stretching back to her 1998 debut smash “…Baby One More Time” through her current single, “Make Me.”

    Here’s a look at Spears’ stellar run on the charts:

    70 Million in U.S. Sales: In the U.S. alone, Spears has sold more than 70 million albums, singles and digital songs, according to Nielsen Music. Her biggest-selling album is her debut effort, …Baby One More Time, with 10.6 million copies sold.

    Six No. 1 Albums: The pop princess has scored six No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart -- all of which debuted in the top slot. All eight of her studio efforts have reached the top five on the chart. She’s additionally charted a top 10 set with the best-of package Greatest Hits: My Prerogative (peaking at No. 4 in 2004).

    34 Hits on the Billboard Hot 100: Starting with her debut single, 1998’s “…Baby One More Time,” through her latest entry “Make Me,” the entertainer has notched 34 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. “…Baby One More Time” flew straight to No. 1 -- her first of five leaders on the tally. She also topped the list with “Womanizer,” “3,” “Hold It Against Me” and her collaboration with Rihanna, “S&M.”

    15 Top 10s on Pop Songs: Spears has been a staple of top 40-formatted radio stations for her entire career, and she has the Pop Songs track record to prove it. Among her top 10s are six No. 1s: “…Baby One More Time” (No. 1 for five weeks), “Oops!… I Did It Again” (three weeks), “Toxic” (four weeks), “Womanizer” (two weeks), “Circus” (one week) and “I Wanna Go” (one week).

    9 No. 1s on the Dance Club Songs Chart: It’s appropriate that the singer -- who is a force in both pop and dance music -- has claimed nine No. 1s on the Dance Club Songs chart. She’s led the list with such tracks as “Gimme More,” “Piece of Me,” “Break the Ice,” “Till the World Ends” and “Pretty Girls” (with Iggy Azalea).

    7 Billboard Music Awards: Before Spears was honored with the Billboard Millennium Award at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, she took home six trophies at earlier ceremonies, including female artist of the year in 1999.

    Vegas, Baby! Spears’ Las Vegas residency show, Britney: Piece of Me, has played to more than 590,000 attendees and grossed over $85 million, as reported to Billboard Boxscore. So far, 163 concerts in the long-running show have been reported, from its opening night on Dec. 27, 2013 through July 13, 2016. The show has scheduled performances through February 2017.

    Britney Spears Gives Jimmy Kimmel a Surprising Wake Up Call With a Rihanna-Inspired Prank

    Britney Spears Gives Jimmy Kimmel a Surprising Wake Up Call With a Rihanna-Inspired Prank: Video.

    Britney Spears promises 'new era' with latest album

    Britney Spears, who soared to stardom as a teen idol before a highly public fall, is releasing an album one more time.

    Spears announced Wednesday that her ninth album, "Glory," will come out on August 26.

    "My new album and the beginning of a new era," Spears wrote on Twitter.

    Spears last month released a first song, "Make Me...," a steamy track with a touch of tropical house music and a contribution by the rapper G-Eazy.

    "Glory" will be Spears' first album since 2013's "Britney Jean," which largely kept her signature pop sound and was her lowest-charting album to date.

    The former child star became one of the top-selling artists of the late 1990s with tracks such as "...Baby One More Time" and "Oops! ... I Did It Again," whose clean-cut pop production belied the undertones of uninhibited teenage sexuality.

    But her messy personal life quickly eclipsed her music career. She had a highly public breakup with fellow star Justin Timberlake, married twice in 2005 alone and was caught on camera nearly dropping one of her two children off her lap while driving.

    But the now 34-year-old has found more stability with a residency show in Las Vegas, which debuted in late 2013.

    Britney Spears Announces New Album Glory

    (Cover) Britney Spears got to "Work" – and the wait for her new album is almost over.

    On Wednesday, the pop star, 34, announced that her ninth album, Glory, will be released on Aug 26.

    "#Glory. My new album & the beginning of a new era. Available 8/26 on @AppleMusic. Pre-order tonight at midnight ET," Spears, 34, tweeted alongside the forthcoming LP's album art.

    Spears' new record is just the latest feat in her ongoing comeback tour. Following a show-stopping medley of hits at the Billboard Music Awards – where she took home the Millennium award – in May, the performer released her latest single, the G-Eazy collaboration "Make Me," last month.

    "My sister is in a badass place right now," Spears' younger sibling, country singer Jamie Lynn Spears, told PEOPLE in June. "I think we need to focus on what an amazing place everyone is in, especially her. She's kicking ass right now!"

    Aside from last year's Iggy Azalea duet ''Pretty Girls'' and a Smurfs 2 soundtrack contribution ("Ooh La La"), Spears hasn't released new tunes since her 2013 album Britney Jean, which generated the smash hit "Work Bitch."

    In addition to her ever-growing fragrance empire, Spears keeps busy with her Las Vegas residency, Piece of Me, at Planet Hollywood's Axis Theater when she's not spending quality time with her two sons, Sean Preston, 10, and Jayden James, 9.

    Kicking off her promotion cycle for Glory, Spears will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday night in a taped segment in which – like Rihanna did earlier this year – she'll crash the late-night host's bedroom while he's asleep.

    Britney Spears Might Be Ready to Find Love Again, Despite History of ''Horrible Relationships''

    Britney Spears may have a rocky history when it comes to romance, but that's not stopping her from continuing on in her quest for love.

    The 34-year-old singer sat down with Australian radio show Rove & Sam on Hit 104.1 this week and explained, "Unfortunately I am...I am a hopeless romantic. I believe in love."

    She admitted that she's been through the ringer of "horrible relationships," and while she may be a bit more reserved due to that, she still believes she'll find the one.

    "I still believe in love and that sort of thing," she said. "But, I think you should protect your heart and stuff like that. But yeah I am a hopeless romantic. I believe in love."

    So what kind of person would make the Princess of Pop fall again? Another hopeless romantic!

    "I like cheesy," she said, revealing she still loves a good ol' love song mixtape. "I think cheesy is so sweet and nice."

    Brit didn't harp on her previous relationships, but due to her major celebrity status, we've seen all the twists and turns of her love life.

    She fell in love for the first time in the spotlight with Justin Timberlake, but after a few years together, the pair broke things off. While she dated several celebrities after that—and even found herself in one 55-hour marriage— her most serious relationship came when she dated and then married backup dancer Kevin Federline in 2004.

    The couple had two sons together, Sean Preston and Jayden James, but ended up getting divorced three years later.

    Her next serious relationship was with former agent Jason Trawick. They dated from 2009 to 2013, ending their engagement because they "wanted different things."

    BritBrit went on to date David Lucado, a bartender from Thousand Oaks, Calif., who reportedly cheated on her. They ended their relationship after a year.

    Finally, the Princess of Pop's last relationship was with producer Charlie Ebersol. They lasted 8 months, splitting up in June 2015.

    Britney Spears Is 'Unfortunately' a Hopeless Romantic, Despite 'Horrible' Past Relationships

    Britney Spears is still looking for love, and truly believes she'll find it.

    "Unfortunately, I am [a hopeless romantic]," she revealed to Australian radio show Rove and Sam on Hit 104.1. "I am a hopeless romantic. I believe in love."

    The "Make Me" singer admitted that she's "been through horrible relationships," without delving into a detailed romantic history, which has included a Vegas wedding and broken engagement.

    The 34-year-old and childhood friend Jason Alexander tied the knot at a Vegas wedding chapel in 2004. The marriage lasted a scant 55 hours.

    Later that year, Spears married backup dancer Kevin Federline. The couple welcomed sons Sean Preston, 10, and Jayden James, 9, before splitting in November 2006.

    Spears has since been engaged to Jason Trawick, and found brief romance with producer Charlie Ebersol in 2015.

    "I still believe in love and that sort of thing," she said. "But, I think you should protect your heart and stuff like that."

    So what's the key to Spears' heart? Old-fashioned wooing, she says, giving her approval to even a love song mixtape.

    "I like cheesy," she said. "I think cheesy is so sweet and nice."

    Spears, who is currently still headlining her own Vegas show, told PEOPLE last year that she wants to get married again, admitting, "I believe in the fairy tale."

    Britney Spears Opens Up About Her 20th Fragrance and Her Favorite Food to Cook with Her Sons (Cue All the Feels)

    This is the story about a girl named…Britney. In 2004, she launched her first fragrance, Curious. The next year came her follow-up, Fantasy, for which there have been more than a dozen remixes from the artist, including an after-hours adaptation (Midnight Fantasy), as well as Naughty and Nice interpretations and yes, even Anniversary and Intimate Editions (as if the aforementioned Midnight version wasn’t sensual enough). From 2010 to 2011 the star went through a reflective phase, so to speak, releasing Radiance and Cosmic Radiance back-to-back. And let us never forget Believe, promoted with the powerful tagline: “The greatest freedom is to believe in yourself.”

    All in all, Spears has created 19 scents ranging from sweet to grown and sexy. (The complete list more delightfully dizzying than spraying all of them at once, we’re certain.) And like her music catalogue, her fragrance library is full of hits — the debut alone has reportedly sold over 500 million bottles in a decade on shelves. And now:

    It’s Britney’s 20th fragrance, b—-!

    Private Show, inspired by Spears’ adoration of dance and stage, is “really unique and special,” she tells PeopleStyle. Given the scent’s influence, it was only fitting she announced the release in the midst of her Las Vegas residency in June.

    To celebrate the epic achievement, Spears filled in our burning questions about beauty, all those bathing suit selfies and her beloved boys, Sean Preston, 10, and Jayden James, 9.

    My favorite note in this new scent is…“The coffee note because iced coffee is my go-to drink before a long day of rehearsals.”

    My biggest beauty splurge is…“A Facial. I love a great Oxygen facial.”

    My favorite discovery in a Las Vegas casino is…“A dark chocolate & sea salt candy bar.”

    My guilty pleasure food, even when I’m prepping for my Piece of Me performances, is…“Crawfish because it reminds me of home.”

    Of all the looks I’ve worn over the years, the one I’ll keep forever is…“‘…Baby One More Time’ because it’s what really started it all.”

    I love to show my swimsuits off because…“I’m a lover of water.”

    My most treasured item is…“My boys! Self-explanatory.”

    My favorite food to cook with my sons is…“Probably tacos. They are just simple, fun and they love them.”

    The best compliment that my sons have ever given me is…“That they love me.”

    The best thing about being 34 is…“Everything.”

    U2, Drake, Britney Spears to perform at iHeartRadio festival

    U2, Drake, Britney Spears and Sting will perform at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival in September.

    Sia, Billy Idol, Ariana Grande, Usher, Sam Hunt and Florida Georgia Line will also perform during the two-day event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sept. 23-24, iHeartMedia announced Monday.

    Tickets go on sale Saturday. Pitbull, Zedd, twenty one pilots, OneRepublic, Cage the Elephant and Tears for Fears will also perform on the main stage.

    The festival will also include its daytime performances, dubbed Daytime Village, at the Las Vegas Village. It will feature Sam Hunt, Panic! at the Disco, Alessia Cara, Troye Sivan, Hailee Steinfeld, Good Charlotte, Jeremih and Bryson Tiller.

    The CW Network will air a two-day televised special on Oct. 6-7.

    Britney Spears Gives an Extended Tease of Her Sexy 'Private Show'

    Britney Spears Gives an Extended Tease of Her Sexy 'Private Show': Watch.

    Britney Spears, Pink, Selena Gomez Join 'Hands' for Orlando: How the All-Star Song Came to Life

    Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, Juanes, Pink, Mary J. Blige, Selena Gomez and Britney Spears are among 24 artists featured on a new recording to raise money for victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre.

    The all-star release, "Hands" -- a charity single from Interscope Records with support from GLAAD -- was conceived by hit songwriter Justin Tranter, co-writer of Justin Bieber's "Sorry" and hits for Gomez, DNCE, Fall Out Boy and Stefani. The June 12 slaughter at the gay nightclub in Orlando, which killed 49 people and injured 53, is the most deadly mass shooting in American history and the deadliest act of violence against the LGBT community. Funds from the song will aid families with medical care, counseling and will also be used for education.

    "Like the rest of the world I woke up to the news that morning and was horrified and sad and scared," says Tranter, 36, who has raised money and awareness for LGBT causes since coming out at age 14.

    "Hands" arrives tonight on iTunes. Proceeds will be distributed by Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida and GLAAD.

    The idea for the all-star project came together one day after the shooting.

    L.A.-based Tranter and songwriting partner Julia Michaels had been on the road with Gomez writing songs aboard her tour bus in Miami the weekend of June 11 when news of the bloodshed prompted Tranter to switch course. That afternoon he signed on as a volunteer at The Center Orlando, the region's chief LGBT community center.

    "I called them and said, 'If I fly up is there something for me to help with?'" he tells Billboard. "They say, 'We need as many hands as we can possibly get.'"

    "Hands" took hold the next day when Tranter met GLAAD CEO Sarah Kate Ellis who had arrived at the center from New York.

    Beyond their immediate efforts -- distributing food and water and GLAAD's work with media -- both were looking to make contributions that would have ongoing benefits. They point out that the massacre was also a profound attack on people of color, as that Saturday evening had been a popular "Latin Night" at Pulse. Most of the victims were of Latin heritage and Ellis says she does not want that point forgotten.

    "When you hear the song it talks about hate being the driver here," she says, "and that's important because we have to be able to identify what's driving these cruel acts in order to stop them. Artists using their platforms to accelerate acceptance is very powerful."

    Aligning with Interscope for the release, Tranter, GLAAD and Interscope president of A&R Aaron Bay-Schuck put the word out that a fundraiser was in the works. Within days artists from all spheres of the business had lined up -- also among them Halsey, Ty Herndon, Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons, Adam Lambert, The Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, MNEK, Alex Newell, Mary Lambert, Prince Royce, Jussie Smollett, Nate Ruess and RuPaul -- all recording separately from their homes, local studios, touring locations or wherever they happened to be at that moment.

    "We assigned everybody what we thought would be the best part for their voice," Tranter says, "and we asked them all to sing an additional part, just in case. But everybody got it done in time so we ended up with extra vocals."

    In Los Angeles "Interscope let us use their studio," he notes. "Mary J. Blige recorded in New Orleans. Britney Spears in Thousand Oaks, I think. Pink in Santa Barbara. MNEK recorded at home in London. Selena recorded in her studio bus. Dan Reynolds recorded in his home. Adam Lambert was in Luxembourg. Ty Herndon the country star was in Spain. Kacey Musgraves, Nashville. Everyone just got it done."

    Another goal of the record, according to GLAAD, is to fund educational programs.

    "This was an American guy who was born in Queens," Ellis says of the gunman, Omar Mateen, 29, who was killed by police after a three hour stand-off. "He learned that hate here in America. This happened on American soil, against a particular community."

    While politicians and lobbyists have focused in recent weeks on Islamic terror and familiar narratives about gun ownership, Ellis, Tranter and others in the LGBT community want people to remember that this was a hate crime.

    "I'm not educated enough to speak on the political details," Tranter says. I'm a songwriter, not a politician. It could have been a million things but clearly, 100 percent, this was an attack on the LGBT community and people of color."

    "Hands" grew out of an unfinished piece that Tranter, Michaels and co-writer and producer BloodPop (formerly known as Blood Diamonds) had been working on and then shelved.

    "The song didn't ever finish itself and it didn't ever feel right," Tranter says of their initial efforts. "Now we know why."

    Mark Ronson also co-produced, while vocal engineer Benjamin Rice finessed the disparate tracks: "He helped us find the structure and make sense of it all."

    Warner/Chappell publishing executive Katie Vinten brought in numerous artists, among them P!nk, whom Tranter calls "a lifesaver," adding, "Her vocal on the chorus is like from heaven directly."

    Spears opens the song with the plaintive line, "Can hold a gun or a hold a heart." RuPaul is heard quietly toward the end, saying "take my hand baby."

    The songwriters had no specific plan as they entered the studio -- only that they didn't want the piece "to ever sound dated."

    "We didn't want to have any trendy electronic elements," Tranter notes. "We wanted it to sound classic, timeless and human. We want this anthem of positivity to be played for years to come."

    Download "Hands" here at iTunes and stream the song here.

    "Hands"

    By Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter and BloodPop

    Can hold a gun
    And hold your heart
    Can put out fires
    And make 'em start

    Skin and bones
    And flesh and blood
    With all this nerve
    How did we get this numb

    Cus they can hurt
    Or they can heal
    They can give back
    Or they can steal
    They can break the world
    Or they can change it too

    CHORUS

    Ooh hands
    Hands
    Woooo hands
    Oh hands
    Cus they can love
    Or they can take
    They can fight up
    Until they save
    They can break the world
    They can change it too
    Ooh hands

    Doesn't matter
    Who you love
    All that matters
    Is you love

    I've been watching news
    And seeing all this hate
    Tell me is it wrong
    To want a little change

    They can hurt
    Or they can heal
    They can give back
    Or they can steal
    They can break the world
    Or they can change it too

    CHORUS

    Ooh hands
    Hands
    Woooo hands
    Oh hands
    Cus they can love
    Or they can take
    They can fight up
    Until they save
    They can break the world
    They can change it too
    Ooh hands

    BRIDGE

    If a million hands can build a wall
    A million hands can break it down
    If a million hands can build a wall
    A million hands can break it down
    Ooooh

    Can hold a gun
    And hold your heart
    Can put out fires
    And make 'em start

    I've been watching news
    And seeing all this hate
    Tell me is it wrong
    To want a little change

    CHORUS

    Ooh hands
    Hands
    Woooo hands
    Oh hands
    Cus they can love
    Or they can take
    They can fight up
    Until they save
    They can break the world
    They can change it too
    Ooh hands

    BRIDGE

    If a million hands can build a wall
    a million hands can break it down
    If a million hands can build a wall
    a million hands can break it down
    Ooooh

    That Time Britney Spears Wanted a Selfie With Ed O'Neill and He Had No Idea It Was Her

    Ed O'Neill has likely taken hundreds of selfies with young, starstruck, blond fans. It just so happened that, unbeknownst to O'Neill at the time, one of those fans was Britney Spears.

    "I didn't know it was her," the Modern Family star told Ellen DeGeneres about the only-could-happen-to-a-sitcom-legend moment in an interview airing on Monday's Ellen.

    The moment happened at LAX as O'Neill was waiting to board a flight to Hawaii. "She came up and said oh Mr. O'Neill I love Modern Family," he recalled. You're my favorite on the show. And I was like, 'Well I'm here, I'm the only one here'...you know."

    After sufficiently fawning over the actor, Spears secured the photo her inner fan-girl so desperately wanted.

    Luckily, that wasn't the end of it. Spears of course tweeted the photo of herself with O'Neill, captioning it, "Fancy running into this guy! Such a sweetheart!!"

    In the pic the smiling Spears is sitting next to a cross-legged O'Neill, who was sporting a Modern Family headband. If only Britney had been wearing such identifiable gear!

    It wasn't until the next day that O'Neill realized his oversight. The 70-year-old actor told DeGeneres, "My manager texts me and goes, 'What is this? 53,000 likes. It's Britney Spears'… I mean. Look at the look on my face. Do I look like I'm sitting with Britney Spears?"

    He does look decidedly not thrilled—but what a story!

    Additionally, Ed and Ellen spoke on their respective roles in the hotly anticipated Finding Dory, out in theaters June 17.

    The voices of Hank and Dory, respectively, agreed that the film had been a roughly three-year effort.

    "You make $9.00 as well, right?" Ellen teased.

    The actor replied, "I make $8.50."

    She countered, "$8.50… well, I'm the star, so $9.00 an hour," sending the crowd into hysterics.

    Britney Spears Reveals Secret to Her Hot Body—and Her Cheat Foods!

    Britney Spears is looking hotter than ever.

    Did you see her bod when she performed on the Billboard Music Awards? How about the bikini shots she's always posting on Instagram? And then there are her barely there outfits in the music video for her upcoming new single "Make Me"!

    "I run a lot, I swim a lot and I dance a lot, too," the pop megastar and mother of two told me during E! News' exclusive "Make Me" video set visit. "We had three hours of rehearsal yesterday."

    But that doesn't mean she doesn't indulge in some cheat foods. "Tacos, pizza and ice cream," Spears, 34, beamed. "I love sweets. I love Oreo Blasts—they're the best!" (Brit may have been referring to Dairy Queen's Oreo Blizzard—but no matter, because an Oreo treat by any other name tastes as sweet.)

    Just yesterday, Spears posted a video on Instagram showing her and her manager Larry Rudolph doing 30 pushups. In an Instagram pic last week with her hunky shirtless dancers, the "Toxic" singer dons a strappy leather S&M-like number. In another, with her "Make Me" collaborator G-Eazy," Brit wears a genie-inspired piece reminiscent of her "I'm a Slave 4 U" outfit.

    When we chatted, she was wearing a nude bodysuit with a black lace overlay and thigh-high boots.

    Brit joked, "This is just what I'm wearing to go eat lunch."

    "Make Me" is expected to be released next month followed by Britney's new "chill" album dropping in the fall.

    Britney Spears Teases New Album, Shoots Music Video With G-Eazy

    Britney Spears is ready to give birth—to her new album.

    "It's very exciting," the pop music megastar told me earlier today. "I've been working on this project for a year and a half now, almost two years so it really means a lot to me. It's my baby."

    What should we expect? "It's a little melodic, a little more not so poppy," Brit said of what will be her ninth studio album. "It's kind of chill. Very chill."

    I caught up with Spears exclusively on the set of her music video for the album's first single, "Make Me (Oooh)," a collaboration with rapper G-Eazy.

    Directed by David LaChapelle, expect to see lots of skin. In a pic that Spears posted on Instagram of her and G-Eazy, she showed off her killer body in a barely there ensemble.

    When we chatted, Spears, 34, was wearing a nude bodysuit with a black lace overlay and thigh-high boots. "This is just what I'm wearing to go eat lunch," she joked.

    "Make Me (Oooh)" will likely drop next month followed by the full album in the fall.

    Spears recently wowed her fans by performing a medley of her hits at the Billboard Music Awards. Later in the show, she was presented with the Billboard Millennium Award.

    The singer's playlist these days may not be what you'd expect. "I'm old school. I like classic rock," she said. "I like The Rolling Stones. The Lumineers are really cool. Sade is nice. I like 80s music, too."

    Can we just back up for a second and suggest that Spears collaborate with Mick Jagger?

    Start me up, indeed! (Spears did include her rendition of "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" on her second studio album.)

    Here's the First Look Inside Britney Spears' New ''American Dream'' Mobile Game

    (Pic) This is Britney Spears like we've never seen her!

    The pop star shared a photo of her new mobile game on Twitter earlier today, giving fans a glimpse inside what they can expect from Glu's latest endeavor, Britney Spears: American Dream.

    The "Toxic" singer posted her avatar alongside the teaser caption, "Coming soon…"

    The 34-year-old appears to be wearing the same black suit that she wore when she was presented with the key to the city of Las Vegas back in November 2014, shortly before her residency began in Sin City.

    The game was exclusively previewed on Google Play earlier today, after being soft launched in New Zealand and other parts of the globe for several months now, and is already a surefire hit with Spears' legions of fans everywhere.

    And while there's no official release date just yet, Spears' fans can pre-register for the real deal by May 16.

    Brit Brit follows in the footsteps of Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry and Kim Kardashian, who have all launched successful mobile games with the mobile developer.

    Britney Spears Pens Emotional Mother's Day Letter to Her Two Sons: "I Pray You Find Your Dreams"

    Britney Spears is starting the Mother's Day celebrations early!

    Instead of being showered with love from Jayden and Preston, the singer has decided to pen an emotional letter dedicated to her two special boys.

    "You are my masterpieces. From the day I saw the most precious eyes, I believed in miracles to the core," she wrote in a post published on Time magazine's website. "Such a gift God has given me, exploring in your beautiful worlds every day. I pray as a mother I teach you strength and passion to carry through the struggles in the world. Most battles will always be won on your knees. I pray you find your dreams."

    She continued, "God always comes to us in tiny whispers. I pray you always find his whisper and understand the true meaning behind following your inner voice as well."

    Fans of the singer have been able to witness the bond between Britney and her sons on social media.

    Whether enjoying no homework days close to home or soaking up the sun far away on vacation, this family appears to make the most of their time together.

    And as Britney prepares to receive the Millennium Award at the 2016 Billboard Awards, the Las Vegas performer hopes her boys can accomplish whatever dreams they will develop.

    "Always believe in yourself and know anything is possible. I pray dreaming awakens your soul to limitless possibilities. I hope the most precious mysteries of life stay with you always and you are never ashamed of how bright your light truly is," Britney shared. "I hope you learn praying alone is when you are most connected to God, and know you are never alone. He is with you always."

    She concluded, "I pray you laugh, love and soar through your journey of life."

    Britney Spears: Appeals Court Says ... She Was a Drug Abuser

    Britney Spears not only had mental issues that landed her in a psych ward ... she was a drug abuser ... so says the California Court of Appeals.

    It's pretty shocking, but new legal docs filed by Britney's own team include a 2015 decision by the appeals court which lays out Britney's struggles back in 2007 - 2008 in graphic detail.

    The trigger for the new docs is an impending deposition in a case that squares Britney against her former friend and manager Sam Lutfi. Lutfi's team is about to take Britney's deposition, and her people filed a motion to keep him out of the room. The docs Britney's people filed included the 2015 decision.

    The Court of Appeals chronicled the drama between Britney and Sam. The judges say when Britney and Sam met in 2007 her life was in turmoil. She was involved in a divorce, a custody battle and estranged from her parents. The judges add, "In addition, she was struggling with drug abuse."

    The judges say Sam advised Britney about "the importance of getting clean." Britney's family claims Sam was actually the one who fueled her with drugs.

    According to the judges, Britney asked Sam to manage her, and he accepted with 2 conditions -- she'd let him assemble a team, and she'd stop abusing drugs. He also insisted on the right to use drug sniffing dogs to make sure she stayed clean.

    The judges say despite Britney's promises, she continued to abuse drugs. It got so dire at one point Britney ended up sleeping in a parking lot. That also happens to be the day she lost custody of her 2 kids.

    The good news ... after Britney's dad, Jamie, won a conservatorship, she stabilized and has become extremely productive in her career and she's become an attentive, caring parent.

    Britney Spears selling $9M Mediterranean mansion

    Britney Spears is swapping her estates in Thousand Oaks, CA. Just months after purchasing a $7.4 million Italian-style villa in the mountainside California community, the chanteuse listed her former five-bedroom home for $9 million.

    Built in 2010, the estate mixes modern and Spanish styles. Marble enthusiasts will adore the all-white kitchen, which has two islands that could take up most of a city block. The copper chandelier adds a hint of old-world style to the contemporary home. And with a long hallway-style pantry, buyers can stow away enough food to feed a small army.

    It wouldn’t be a Spears’ home without entertainment options galore. You can choose from a movie in the plush theater (with white carpets, of course) or a round of pingpong in the game room.

    The highlight of the near-acre lot is the infinity pool, which offers jaw-dropping, 180-degree views of the Santa Monica Mountains—along with plenty of poolside loungers if you’re eager for a tan without taking a dip.

    Britney Spears Enjoys a Spa Day With Sister Jamie Lynn In Hawaii

    (Pic) Sisters that spa together!

    Britney Spears and younger sister Jamie Lynn enjoyed a relaxing day of massages and pampering on Wednesday.

    "Best spa day with the best little sister," Spears, 34, sweetly captioned a photo of the both of them wearing white robes while standing near a massage bed.

    The "Oops I Did It Again" singer has been vacationing with her family – including sons Sean, 10, and Jayden, 9 – in Hawaii for the past couple of days.

    Spears kicked off her sunny getaway by posing in her tiny, blue bikini, all while showcasing her stellar abs.

    The "Work Bitch" singer is currently taking advantage of the time off she has from her Las Vegas show Piece of Me, which she revamped with new costumes, choreography and an updated set list earlier this year.

    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.

    BRITNEY SPEARS, JACK BLACK, JOHN STAMOS, KATE HUDSON, MARCIA GAY HARDEN AND MORE TO ATTEND “PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2016”

    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 www.PeoplesChoice.com.

    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 times...love 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).

    PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2016 Nominees

    Winners will be revealed during the live broadcast of PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2016 from the Microsoft Theatre L.A. Live, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

    Fans can vote now at http://vote.peopleschoice.com.

    Favorite Social Media Celebrity
    Anna Kendrick
    Beyoncé
    Britney Spears
    Dwayne Johnson
    Taylor Swift.

    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

    Watch Britney Spears Hilariously Prank These Bodyguards: Video.

    ‘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?? https://twitter.com/britneyspears/status/631201406863552514 …

    “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."

    LOL.

    Britney Spears Reads Jimmy Kimmel Live!'s Mean Tweets

    Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Blake Shelton, Ariana Grande, Drake Read Jimmy Kimmel Live!'s Mean Tweets: Video.

    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 wonder...is 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.

    Sightings

    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."

    Aww!

    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 intimatebritneyspears.com and www.barenecessities.com, 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 Saturdays....lol," 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.

    Right?

    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 Vegas.com, 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.

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    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 Kohls.com 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."

    Intriguing!

    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 will.i.am-helmed 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 will.i.am-produced 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 will.i.am 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. Vegas.com'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 hands...in 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 InStyle.com 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 will.i.am (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.

    For more information, please visit britneypieceofme.com.

    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 Billboard.com. 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 will.i.am 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."

    will.i.am 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," will.i.am 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 RollingStone.com 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.

    IN THE ZONE

    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."

    BLACKOUT

    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."

    CIRCUS

    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."

    FEMME FATALE

    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 will.i.am 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."

    BRITNEY JEAN

    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, will.i.am 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 will.i.am, 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 Will.i.am.

    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 Will.i.am -- 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 toofab.com 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 will.i.am 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:
    "Alien"
    "Work Bitch "
    "Perfume"
    "It Should Be Easy (feat. Will.i.am)"
    "Tik Tik Boom (feat. T.I.)"
    "Body Ache"
    "Til It's Gone"
    "Passenger"
    "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
    P!nk
    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 Will.i.am 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 will.i.am 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 Metro.co.uk, "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 Will.i.am 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 will.i.am, 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 will.i.am 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 SoundandPictures.com, 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?

    will.i.am. 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," will.i.am., 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 will.i.am.'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 Will.i.am. 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."

    Touché.

    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.

    Cheers.

    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 http://www.smarturl.it/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 will.i.am 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 Billboard.com, "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 www.BlueJeansGoGreen.org 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 will.i.am'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 will.i.am'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 will.i.am'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. will.i.am., 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.

    Video

    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 Will.i.am 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.

    Dang!

    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."

    So...how 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 tann