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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Lonely holidays for Britney Spears?


It may be a blue Christmas for Britney Spears.

The singer has been looking forward to spending Christmas morning with her sons. But those few hours of toddler time could be in jeopardy now that her ex-hubby Kevin Federline's lawyer is threatening to ask a judge to take away her visitation privileges.

On Wednesday, Brit blew off a grilling that K-Fed's attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, was due to give her in the couple's child custody battle. Sure, she's done that before, but this was her first court-ordered deposition.

A gaggle of reporters and paparazzi gathered Wednesday at 10 a.m. outside the building where Kaplan has his firm. Spears' high-priced attorney, Sorrell Trope, did roll up in his Bentley — but without a client.

A little before 11 a.m., Kaplan came outside to announce that he'd been told that Britney was ill, The News' Soo Youn reports. The silver-haired, collar-pinned lawyer said Spears' said the "illness" was "described to me as a very general condition. I don't know what the condition is."

Britney's friend Sam Lutfi later told OK! magazine that "she's very sick with high anxiety."

Kaplan said the deposition would be rescheduled for another day, which he didn't specify. He also said, "I may exercise my right to ask the court for relief." That could mean asking Judge Scott Gordon to scale back the little visitation time Spears has with 2-year-old Sean Preston and 1-year-old Jayden James.

Meanwhile, the avenging angels at the Catholic League are riled by suggestions that Spears might play the Virgin Mary in a movie called "Sweet Baby Jesus."

"She is seriously miscast," fumed league president Bill Donohue. "She would be better suited to play the lead role in a flick called 'Monica' [as in Lewinsky]. If she did, the Catholic League would be delighted to send her a box of cigars!"

The group got their rosaries in a twist after the movie's producer told Us Weekly Spears was looking at the script for the Nativity satire. Spears, the mag said, "likes the idea" of playing Mary, a pregnant 19-year-old in Bethlehem, Md., who finds herself without a baby daddy as she goes into labor on Christmas Eve.

If it all comes to pass, Donohue says, "Let's just hope it doesn't open wide."

Britney Spears calls in sick for deposition


LOS ANGELES — Britney Spears was a no-show Wednesday morning at a scheduled deposition in her ongoing child custody dispute with ex-husband Kevin Federline.

A throng of news media and paparazzi was waiting for the pop star to show up at 10 a.m. Wednesday at attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan's office. Shortly after 11 a.m., Kaplan, Federline's attorney, said he had been informed that Spears was not coming.

Kaplan said he was told Spears didn't feel well and that she would give her court-ordered deposition at a later date.

Spears and Federline have been wrangling for months over custody of their sons, two-year-old Sean Preston and one-year-old Jayden James.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Britney Spears set to start filming second music video


Even as Britney's new album, Blackout, tail spins out of the popular charts the troubled singer is set to film her second video for the track "Piece Of Me" starting Tuesday, November 27, 2007.

According to Us weekly the filming will start at 8 AM at the Hollywood Athletic Club on Sunset Boulevard, under the direction of Wayne Isham who in the past has done videos for Metallica, Queensr├┐che, Pink Floyd and Britney Spears (I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman, 2002).

Paparazzi have been on Britney spears mind for some time now. More so lately because she has been jumping red lights and driving dangerously to evade them.

The track, Piece Of Me, alludes to photogs wanting a piece of Britney.

The video shows a group of dancers, wearing identical wigs and trench coats, sneak Britney into a club undetected by paparazzi. However, when the disguise comes off inside the club the paparazzi rush in. Other scenes in the video include Britney dancing on a bar and running down a stair.

Most of the video will be shot using fifteen dancers and a Britney body double. On Tuesday, the custody challenged mama will shoot for just two hours, from 12 pm to 2 pm, because of a scheduled visit by her toddlers.

Blackout has now been officially declared a flop having sold just 430,000 copies in its first month.

Britney's first two albums sold over 20 million copies and the third over 10 million copies.

On another front, lawyers for Britney and ex Kevin Federline have agreed to let their toddlers Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1, spend Christmas with Britney, since they had spent Thanksgiving with Kevin.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Britney Spears Throws Temper Tantrum: Delays Flight at LAX


By Jessica Warren


Britney Spears is no fan of pleather. The pop princess was reportedly on a commercial flight at LAX and according to a report threw what sounds like a bit of a temper tantrum when she boarded a plane that did not have leather seats for Britney and her entourage. The former pop starlet reportedly through a fit on the tarmac once she came down the jet way and entered that plane.

According to a report from the New York Post, Britney started ranting about the lack of leather seats on her United Airlines flight from L.A. to Miami Friday night, and demanding to be let off minutes before takeoff.

"She just said, 'I don't want to fly on this plane. It hasn't got leather seats," passenger Tony Sanchez told Splash News. The captain accommodated, later apologizing to passengers. "He said a passenger wanted to get off so he had to respect their wishes. He didn't say it was Britney Spears." Sanchez said. "Some people were getting really annoyed."

Britney was flying to Orlando to continue her lip-synching comeback tour. Spears was to take to the stage in Orlando Saturday for a mini-show she hopes will give her career a much needed boost.

Britney Spears' lip sync disaster?


Britney Spears continues her series of "comeback" mini concerts, and it looks like the lip sync nightmare has happened to Miz Spears.

Perez Hilton is reporting, and GaySocialites.com has been able to confirm that Britney's back-up track containing the words to the songs she was lip syncing skipped Saturday night at the House of Blues in Orlando.

While performing her song “Do Something,”our sources tell us the CD obviously skipped, but according to some GaySocialites in the crowd.... the fans didn't seem to mind too much! I guess the expectations were low.

Poor Britney! She is trying so hard to lip sync her way back to the stage, but Spears is definitely damned. Maybe she should have planned this "comeback" out a little better.

Rumor also has it that Britney delayed the take-off of the plane taking her from Los Angeles to Orlando. Witness on the plane say that Spears stormed off angrily, because the plane didn't have leather seat belts.

It's a rough life when you're bald and crazy.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Topless Britney Spears thanks fans for prayers


NEW YORK (Reuters) - A topless Britney Spears has posted a new message on her Web site (BritneySpears.com) to thank her fans for their prayers "during this trying time."

Alongside a photograph of herself in a blonde wig, posed topless with white-gloved arms crossed over her chest, the pop singer said she was "blessed" to be so cared about.

"The reason for this letter is to let everyone know that their prayers have helped me," Spears wrote.

"I am so blessed that you care enough about me to be concerned and will continue to live in this brighter state with all of you by my side during this trying time.

"We are all lights of the world and we all need to continuously inspire others and look to the higher power. You are all in my prayers. Godspeed. Love Britney."

Spears' professional achievements have been overshadowed by her personal crises in the past year.

The pop singer split up from her second husband, aspiring rapper Kevin Federline, with whom she has two children, and entered rehab for undisclosed problems after a spree of high-profile partying and erratic behavior such as shaving off her hair.

Spears, 25, has not released an album since 2003.

But she is now trying to stage a comeback, performing for the first time in more than three years this month with a series of 15-minute shows at various nightclubs.

She is reportedly recording her fifth album, which she started working on last year with red-hot hitmakers like R&B singer Ne-Yo and Swedish producer Max Martin.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Britney Spears thanks fans for prayers


LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Britney Spears wants her fans to know that their prayers have helped her during a difficult time.

"I am so blessed that you care enough about me to be concerned and will continue to live in this brighter state with all of you by my side during this trying time," she wrote in the letter posted Wednesday on her Web site.

"We are all the lights of the world and we all need to continually inspire others and look to the higher power," she added. "You are all in my prayers. Godspeed."

Her publicist did not immediately return an e-mail seeking comment.

The pop princess recently performed what were believed to be her first public concerts in nearly three years. (Watch a shot of Spears at the show )

Her musical comeback comes amid a tumultuous time in which she divorced aspiring rapper Kevin Federline, had a series of run-ins with the paparazzi and checked into rehab.