Archive for November, 2013

Britney Causes Gun Controversy in Video For New Single “Perfume”

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Britney Spears has caused controversy on the video set of her new single ‘Perfume’.

The pop star was seen brandishing a gun moments after wearing a Virginia Tech hoodie, reports the Huffington Post. In 2007 Virginia Tech university was the site of the deadliest shooting incident by a lone gunman in the history of America – 32 people were killed and 17 were injured.

The video was being shot in Palmdale, California, and on set Spears was pictured pointing a gun at a man in a car after spending time between takes in the sweater, which apparently belonged to her boyfriend David Lucado.

Britney Spears’s new album ‘Britney Jean’ will be released on December 3. It is her eighth album and the follow-up to 2011′s ‘Femme Fatale’. William Orbit recently discussed his work on the record and the singer’s Las Vegas residency. “I’ve done one song for the new album, called ‘Alien’, which is really good,” said Orbit. “I’ll be in Vegas, seeing the show. I’ve become a huge fan of hers, actually. I always liked her, but when I started to dig into her repertoire – and there’s masses of it – I became a superfan, really. You’ll find me in the audience singing along.”

Meanwhile, a new musical will tell the story of Jesus Christ using the songs of Spears. Spears The Musical: The Gospel According To Britney is currently being developed for the stage. The production will give an account of the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus by using Spears hits such as ‘Stronger’, ‘…Baby One More Time’ and ‘(You Drive Me) Crazy’.

Source: NME

Inside The Britney Jean Listening Party

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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,” “Tik Tik Boom” featuring T.I., “Don’t Cry” and “It Should Be Easy,” 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.

Source: E! Online

Britney Posts Birthday Wish On Facebook

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Dear Fans,

It’s that time of year again when we pause to reflect upon what we’re thankful for.

I’m thankful to have the most amazing fans in the world who have been there for me through everything!

December is a busy month for me.

My new album, Britney Jean, drops on 12/3.

My Las Vegas show, Britney: Piece of Me, kicks off 12/27 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

And, on 12/2 it’s my birthday!

This year, I’m doing something different for my birthday. I’m dedicating it to the kids of St. Jude.

Help me out by not buying me a gift this year. Buy them a gift instead — the gift of another birthday.

Why St. Jude?

Since opening in 1962, treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

That’s right: the best care in the world, for free, because of people like us. Now that’s something worth celebrating.

Let’s get this party started.

Love always, Britney

Britney Jean Gets Personal On New Album

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In January of this year, Britney Spears found her life and career in transition again: On the same day, she announced that she would not be continuing as a judge on Simon Cowell’s X Factor, and that she and fiance Jason Trawick were splitting up. The breakup was complicated by the fact that Trawick, a talent agent, also had been legally named one of Spears’ co-conservators – a supervisor, along with Spears’ father, Jamie, of the singer’s personal affairs, approved by the L.A. County judge who has presided over her life since her breakdown in 2007.

Now, with Trawick out of the picture, Spears seems to be asserting herself on her new album, Britney Jean, out in December: “After having a huge breakup this year, I had a lot to say in the studio,” she said this fall. At the center of the new album is Will.i.am (who collaborated with Spears last year on the hit single “Scream & Shout”). Over the course of two months this past spring, Spears and the Black Eyed Peas leader met up for a series of long lunches in Los Angeles.

“It really became like Will quasi-interviewing her,” says Spears’ longtime manager, Larry Rudolph. Adds Will.i.am, “I would ask her questions about her trials, tribulations, relationships.” Spears told Rudolph, “I want Will to be a central figure in the album; I don’t want to have hundreds of songs sent over.”

Will.i.am ended up executive-producing Britney Jean. “Sometimes I’d write songs; some of them came from other people. But Britney wrote a lot of the songs.” Australian hitmaker Sia contributed heavily to the single “Perfume,” a track she penned with Katy Perry titled “Passenger” and an uplifting midtempo number called “Brightest Morning Star.” “Britney was extremely sweet,” says Sia. “She came in with the title ‘Brightest Morning Star’ and told me that’s how Jesus found his way. She wanted to write a kind of gospel song that wasn’t ramming it down your throat.” David Guetta, Diplo and William Orbit also wrote and/or produced songs.

Instead of touring, Spears will kick off her two-year Las Vegas residency at the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino on December 27th, playing 48 shows a year, for a reported payday of $30 million. The 90-minute show, Britney: Piece of Me, will feature a retrospective of hits, plus a few songs from the new album. The venue itself is small by Spears standards, holding only 4,650 people; ticket prices will start at $59, and stretch up to $3,000 group VIP packages. “We want you dancing and having a good time,” says the show’s director, Baz Halpin. “There will be bottle service, and we even have a later start time than a regular Vegas show.”

Rudolph says that the Vegas run fits into Spears’ family life. (Her sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James, are eight and seven, respectively.) “Now that she’s a mother, it’s a whole lot less wear and tear on her,” he says. “It’s a thing that can continue for a while pretty effortlessly. Right now, she’s committed to the idea of getting out there and killing it.”

Source: Rolling Stone

Britney Jean Tracklist

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Citing “sneaky hackers,” Britney Spears last night tweeted what she called the “TRUE” track listing for her new album Britney Jean. The 10-song album (with four additional tracks on the deluxe edition) includes the singles “Work Bitch” and “Perfume,” along with contributions from will.i.am on “It Should Be Easy,” T.I. on “Tik Tik Boom” and Jamie Lynn, Spears’ younger sister, on “Chillin’ With You.”

News filtered out late last year that Spears was working with will.i.am on a new album, her eighth, which will be the follow-up to her 2011 release Femme Fatale. Spears also recorded the song “Ooh La La” for this summer’s Smurfs 2 soundtrack. With the album ready, the singer is planning to promote it with an extensive Las Vegas residency, “Piece of Me,” that will feature 50 concerts over a two-year period.

Spears last month released a video for “Work Bitch” that included dancing in the desert, cracking a whip and singing on a pedestal in a pool as sharks circled. The track list for Britney Jean, which is due out on November 29th:

“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
“Don’t Cry”
(Deluxe edition tracks)
“Brightest Morning Star”
“Hold on Tight”
“Now That I Found You”
“Perfume (The Dreaming Mix)”

Source: Rolling Stone