17 12 / 2012
Britney’s Grandfather Passes Away
At least that’s the word in the Twitterverse.
RIP June Austin Spears.
Prayers and positive energy to Britney and her family!
16 12 / 2012
Better Late Than Never?
I had heard about this a while back, and it looks like it’s coming true. Britney’s camp is releasing the Onyx Hotel Tour DVD.
Seems odd, being that it’s been eight, yes EIGHT years since Britney went on that tour. I remember they broadcasted that show on Showtime—-live from Miami. Apparently, this is the Miami one.
I wasn’t too impressed with the Showtime broadcast. The actual concert was good, but the producing of the broadcasted one was poor. I didn’t like the camera angles or how it was executed. Nonetheless, I’d probably still buy this DVD because, well, I’m a fan.
In my opinion, this was such a bittersweet era for Britney. The Onyx Hotel tour got cancelled after Britney hurt her knee again on the set of her music video for “Outrageous.” This was also when she met Kevin Federline, in what many would call the beginning of Britney’s downward spiral.
For me, Britney’s “Dream within a Dream” tour was by far my favorite! I saw that show so many times in concert. I even went to the second leg of the tour (the one that was slightly different with a few remixed songs) twice. Loved, loved, loved!
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29 11 / 2012
Scream & Shout
So the song and music video for will.i.am’s and Britney’s “Scream & Shout” finally premiered.
I was reading a review that I highly disagreed with. For one, the author said something along the lines of how the song had no real verse or chorus and was just a bunch of repetitive statements with beats behind them. While that’s true on the surface, it’s still a great club song. Something that definitely gets stuck in your head and something you can move to.
Another criticism was that the song used the old, tired phrase, “It’s Britney, bitch.” Hah! This person must not be a fan, because I think it’s pretty safe to say that phrase is not old and tired. I’m sure every Britney fan gets a little excited when you hear “It’s Britney, bitch.” And I don’t know about you, but I get excited when I hear it because it brings back memories of a great song, “Gimme More.” And for me, that song is a song that didn’t get the credit it deserved because that was a time during Britney’s life where things were…well, you know. All of that overshadowed it, so any chance I get to hear or see “Gimme More,” I’ll take it. I wasn’t too thrilled with the Egyptian-themed version she performed during her “Femme Fatale” tour, but hey, I still took it! :)
All-in-all, the song is fun. The video is fun. And we really don’t expect anything much deeper than that. An infectious song by the Queen of Pop. Well, it’s not really “her” song, but c’mon—you know that’s what makes it great! :)
You can check out the video below!
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16 10 / 2012
Britney’s One Rich, Bitch
It must be nice to be Britney! It’s no secret, Britney’s life and finances have been under tight control by her father, Jaime Spears, since her public meltdown. But now we’re getting a glimpse into how much Britney’s spending.
Britney’s 2010 expenses were released by the court—and being Britney Spears ain’t cheap. She’s rollin’ in the doe!
Hair & makeup - $2,595.80
Grooming & nails - $54,292.12
Massages - $4,648.00
Keeping all of Britney’s estate comes with a big price tag, too—up to $179,661.06.
Britney makes millions off her music, she’s getting a good paycheck from The X Factor, and did we mention she makes billions in sales from fragrances? Yes, we said the “B” word—BILLIONS!
But hey, when you’re one of the biggest pop stars in the world, you certainly deserve to splurge a little. Get it, girl!
16 10 / 2012
Things Could Get Nasty in Britney-Lutfi Trial
Britney’s been in a heck of a good place lately. The X Factor gig is going great, she’s engaged to her boyfriend, Jason Trawick and reportedly, wedding plans are underway. But Britney’s past could be coming back to haunt her—that infamous breakdown she had a few years ago.
Sam Lutfi, the guy who had the audacity to call himself Britney’s manager is suing her—and major details about Britney’s public meltdown are set to be aired out in a Los Angeles court this week.
Lutfi is suing Britney for libel, defamation, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and breach of contract. Uhm, those ALL sound like things Britney should be suing him over. What an ass! Oh, and he also wants a portion of the money made from Britney’s 2007 album, “Blackout” since he claims he was her manager at the time. Yeah, great job “managing” her during that time. What a jackass! It’s clear Lutfi’s motive has been money from the start. He never did nor will care about Britney.
The trial is expected to last three weeks. It’s not clear if Britney will take the stand or not. Hopefully she doesn’t have to endure much of this. And hopefully things don’t get too nasty and Britney can get rid of this mess ASAP—-girl’s got some judging to do! :)
18 9 / 2012
I LOVE Britney on X Factor
I’ve been so busy, it’s taken me nearly a week to sit down and write a little on the big X Factor premiere! In short, I was not disappointed.
I had never been really familiar with X Factor and its format. But when I caught the two-hour season premiere, I really enjoyed the way the show was produced, edited and the overall flow.
Of course, my big reason for tuning in was to see Britney in action. And truly, she didn’t disappoint. She was beyond charming. I was really surprised to hear how well she critiqued some of the contestants. It was refreshing hearing her sound more put together. And there was none of that awkward, low, monotone sounding Britney we’ve heard in the past. Anyone remember Britney’s MTV special, “I Am the Femme Fatale”?! We thought she was sick, but that awkwardness showed up on more than one occasion. Who knows, maybe she was sick or something one more than one occasion, but there was definitely something “missing” sometimes. When you watch those “odd” videos alone, you might not catch it. But if you look up older interviews of Britney and compare, you can definitely see/hear a difference. Anyhow, enough of that.
One thing I noticed and loved was how much the show hyped Britney. It was so epic the way she was introduced when the show started. And I absolutely LOVED that “It’s Britney, bitch” montage of her giving “mean” critiques, haha!
But it seems even the power of Britney wasn’t enough to bring in the ratings the show was hoping for. Nielsen ratings show that about 8.5 million people tuned in to watch Britney and the other judges in action. Seems like a lot, but that’s actually down 3.5 million from X Factor’s 2011 season premiere. X Factor also got beat out by “America’s Got Talent” and “The Voice.” But it’s not all bad news. FOX did manage to nab the most 18-49 viewers — which is the demographic advertisers love!
A “slow” start, but we think things will pick up…especially with the live shows. Overall, I’m really happy with how it’s all started. Britney’s doing great, the chemistry with the judges is there and there’s some very memorable contestants already, like little Carley Rose Sonenclar. She was so cute and so talented! And I was really surprised with Jason Brock. I thought he was just going to be some loud, obnoxious gay guy, but wow, was I wrong! Can’t wait to see more of those two.
And was it just me, or was Don Philip on something? He seemed tweaked out or something. Very odd behavior. (I know, I know, they edited out the big emotional coming out of the closet part) but still…he was weird. And I was surprised at how bad he auditioned. His voice is not bad. He sounds great on the duet with Britney, “I Will Still Love You.” But over the years, he’s definitely tried singing “different” — almost like he was trying to sound sultry and sexy. Didn’t work. But Don wasn’t as weird or bad as Patrick Ford — the overly obsessed Britney fan. Haha! Crazy at it’s best!
I can’t wait to see what other interesting contestants the show brings. Oh, and of course…more Britney! :)
09 9 / 2012
X Factor WITHOUT Britney?! Say It Ain’t So!
It ain’t so! Buuuuuttt, Britney did almost quit the X Factor gig after just one day! Well, not even after—more like DURING!
Remember when Britney reportedly walked off the set during Day 1 of auditions in Austin, TX? The rumors began flying and tweets were sent out about the empty judge seat. Then Britney (or her damage control team) sent a tweet out saying she was just “taking a break.” The excuse seemed slightly suspicious to me (and pretty much everyone else) and what do you know—turns out there was more to the story.
Simon Cowell says Britney had a panic attack and at one point told him she wasn’t sure if she would be able to do it.
You know, it’s still surprising to me that someone so huge—literally one of the biggest pop stars of my generation—and she’s insecure? It’s really humbling to know she’s just like everyone else and still has those fears and insecurities. But there’s that part of me that would be like “I’m the Queen of Fuckin’ Pop” *hair flip* LoL!
All we have to say is we’re glad Simon convinced Britney to do it! From the look of all the promos that have been airing, we’re pretty sure she’s going to kick some ass.
The X Factor premieres next week, September 12 at 8/7c on FOX! Consider my DVR set! Cannot wait!
07 9 / 2012
X Factor Sneak Peek
LOL, we came across this hilarious sneak peek of the X Factor with Britney in action. She’s so blunt, it’s cute.
There’s even a crazy contestant that accuses Demi Lovato of using auto-tune during her live performances. We would have DIED laughing if Britney would have raised her hand and been like “No, that’s me.” LOL! She didn’t, but hey, it would have been funny.
Check out the awkward contestants here!
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06 9 / 2012
NFL Kickoff Show
The New York Giants went up against the Dallas Cowboys earlier in the NFL kickoff game. Before the game, Mariah and No Doubt took the stage for the NFL Kickoff Show. We didn’t see No Doubt’s performance, but we saw Mariah’s. Uhm…it could have been better!
Brought back a little memory for me — THIS is how you kick off the NFL! ;)
Check out our girl!
31 8 / 2012
FINALLY!!! An X Factor Promo ALL About Britney!
Color us excited!
There’s been a slew of promos for the upcoming season of X Factor, and finally, we have one all about Britney! Woohoo!
Now, we’ve been over this before —- we know Britney went through a rather, uhm, “awkward” stage. There were a few interviews and times she appeared on TV that just seemed odd. She didn’t seem like she was there and just seemed a little off.
Well, if this preview shows us anything, it shows us that Britney is back and more adorable than ever. I’m so glad to see her doing better and having that cute, bubbly personality that Britney fans fell in love with way back in the day!
Check it out!