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 Almost In Tears As She´s Forced To Send Home Teen On X Factor

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Britney Spears X Factor CryingLast night it was time for L.A. Reid, Demi Lovato, Simon Cowell and Britney Spears to slice the X Factor acts down from 16 to 12.

‘They’re like my children, so it’s going to be very hard to choose which one of my children will go home,’ Britney said, presumably not meaning that she’s driven with her acts on her knee as she did with Sean Preston when he was five months old.

But she did drop one of them, as he nearly did with Sean again allegedly back in 2006, and in all seriousness, it seemed like a painful decision to make for the sensitive star.

The beauty decided to send 13-year-old Diamond White home after her amazingly moving version of Elton John’s Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word.

Khloe faced a hiccup as she tried to yelling over the baying crowd to ask Simon whether it would be easy for him tonight, he replied with an annoyed: ‘Sorry?’ 

Each mentor picked two of their four acts for a safe pass through, then the remaining two acts in each category had to sing for survival.

In the Young Adults group (ages 17-24), Demi put through Jennel Garcia and Paige Thomas.

Backstage, sobbing Jennel told Khloe: ‘I’m so happy for myself.’ While Paige was dumbstruck, and could only say: ‘I can’t put into words what this means.’

After Diamond’s Elton balladeering, L.A told her: ‘You are a sensational vocalist, no matter you have a real future in this business.’ Demi added: ‘I like the soul and fire behind your eyes,’ and Simon pitied poor Britney her decision. 

‘This is like the hardest decision ever,’ she said.

When she finally sent Diamond home with a pained expression on her face as she tried to halt the tears, the youngster said bravely: ‘I’m still going to keep smiling. I still love you, Britney.’

Source: Daily Mail

Judge Throws Sam Lutfi´s Case Against Britney Spears Out Of Court

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Britney Spears and Sam LutfiBritney Spears‘ former confidante and self-professed manager failed to prove his libel and breach-of-contract claims against the singer’s parents and her caretakers, a judge who dismissed the case mid-trial ruled Thursday.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bruguera said an attorney for Sam Lutfi hadn’t proven any of his allegations in the case that centered on events before the singer’s public meltdown more than four years ago.

Lutfi’s side rested its case Tuesday, but Bruguera agreed with arguments by attorneys for Spears’ father and her conservators that there wasn’t sufficient evidence to send the claims to a jury.

Lutfi had sued Lynne Spears for libel and the singer’s father, Jamie, for allegedly hitting him at the singer’s mansion in an incident shortly before Jamie Spears and others were granted control over the singer’s life. Lutfi also had claimed he was owed a 15 percent share of the singer’s earnings, but Bruguera disagreed.

Lutfi left the courtroom without speaking to reporters, and attorneys on both sides of the case declined to comment.

The case centered on many of Britney Spears’ darkest moments, including a pair of psychiatric hospitalizations that led to her father being named her conservator. Her fiance, Jason Trawick, was added as a co-conservator earlier this year. The arrangement is overseen by a probate judge who had directed them not to allow the singer to appear at the trial.

Simon Cowell ‘Fascinated’ By ‘Shy’ Britney Spears

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Simon Cowell says Britney Spears is serious when it comes to finding talent.

“She’s not on the show to be Britney Spears on a TV show,” the X Factorboss, 52, says of the “Till the World Ends” singer, 30. “She’s actually there to prove to the world there’s more to her, and she’s got the ability to do this job really well. She’s taken the role really seriously.”

Part of what Cowell likes most about the pop star – with whom he is “fascinated” – is her down-to-earth nature.

“It’s quite interesting because when someone has done what she’s done as she has with her career, and being such a public person, you kind of think she is going to be very confident, but in real life she’s shy,” he says. “There’s kind of a mystique about her which I think is what kind of attracted me to her in the place.”

As for fellow judge Demi Lovato, 19, Cowell calls her a “total brat,” explaining that she’s “completely fearless, irreverent.”

Adds Cowell, “A lot of people who watch our show are 16, 17, 18 and younger, so we had to have someone I thought on the panel that could reflect that younger audience, and I’ve never done that before, and I wasn’t sure it was going to work.”

So far it’s working, Cowell says, and the new judges are opening his eyes and ears. “Because the two girls are on the panel,” he says, “I’m kind of seeing and hearing this in a totally different way.”

Source: People Magazine