Jive Records Confirms: Britney Spears Recording A New Album

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Britney Spears’s summer won’t be all rest and relaxation this year: The pop singer will be spending time hard at work on her yet-untitled next album, according to her manager.

“Britney Spears is spending her summer in the recording studio, working on a brand new album,” manager Larry Rudolph announced Tuesday in a statement released by Jive Records.

“She’s working with a team of top-notch producers and songwriters, and we’re very excited about what she’s accomplished so far. No album release date has been confirmed yet.”

Spears spent time in and out of the studio in the spring, fueling rumors of an upcoming album. But at that time it was “recreational,” Rudolph insisted.

“She’s been going to the studio, she’s been having some fun. But it’s all recreational for her,” he told PEOPLE in May. “She’s like, ‘I want to go to the studio because I want to have some fun’ and that’s what it’s all about. There’s no schedule, there’s no agenda, there’s no anything. She is just enjoying herself.”

In the studio, “She’s giggly,” he added. “Some days she’ll go in and get nothing done. Some times she’ll just play around a little bit.”

But Rudolph said there was a reason behind the playtime. “She’s the type of person who has the eye of the tiger,” he said. “She’ll likely wake up one day and decide she wants to do more than that. Whether that is a day from now, a month from now or a year from now or five years from now, I have no idea.”

Lucky for her fans, she woke up sooner rather than later.

After a difficult year that included an ongoing custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline and two well-publicized visits to the hospital, Rudolph says Spears is feeling strong and her old self again.

“She’s got people around her that really care about her and are there to point her in the right direction in respect to the things she should be concentrating on – her life.”

Last week, Spears filmed a video segment in Hollywood that is expected to be part of Madonna’s upcoming Sticky & Sweet tour.

“Britney is getting back in touch with Britney,” Rudolph said in May. “And she’s doing an amazing job at that.”

Source: People Magazine

Another Recording Session For Britney

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For the second time in 3 days, Britney was seen leaving the recording studio last night.  She was spotted leavings the studio at the Edmonds Tower in Hollywood.

This time she was joined by her manager, Larry Rudolph.  Looks like they’re definately working together again now!

Custody Hearing Postponed Until Friday

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Britney Spears, her mother Lynne Spears and legal friend Blair Berk were expected to attend the final hearing in Brit’s custody case on Tuesday before her five-day trial begins on August 25. But now OK! has confirmed that the hearing has been delayed until Friday.

The reason? Kevin Federline’s attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, says he needs the time to prepare.

“It was my idea to delay it for a day,” Kaplan told OK! on Monday. “But the next available day for Wasser and I was Friday, simple as that. I think I will know better what is needed to go to trial then, than I do now.”

Kaplan says the delay has nothing to do with any kind of settlement.

“It’s more for technical reasons in a complicated case like this,” he told OK!. The door is open if [Laura] Wasser and Blair Berk want to walk through it, but there is no delay because of an impending settlement.”

A previous mediation to settle Brit’s custody case failed, leaving K-Fed’s option for sole legal and physical custody of their two sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James, on the table.

Court insiders have speculated that the singer could request further mediation to avoid going to trial, and in the meantime may ask for more visitation.

Meanwhile, Kevin and his lawyers are moving full steam ahead in order to win permanent full custody.

“I’m preparing to go to trial until I don’t have a reason to go to trial,” Kaplan told OK! on Monday.

Source: OK! Magazine

I wish he would shut his mouth, why does he feel the need to constantly talk to the press about this stuff?

Britney Shops For Baby Maddie

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Aunt Britney is taking her new title seriously.

The singer went shopping at the True Religion Warehouse with her mom Lynne on Friday—and Jamie Lynn’s little girl was first and foremost on her mind.

Britney specifically picked out items for her new niece, Maddie Briann, from the toddler collection. Everything from T-shirts and hoodies to jeans for the little girl, a source tells E! News. She also selected some similar clothes in boys’ styles for Sean Preston and Jayden James.

For herself, Spears picked up tank tops, T-shirts and jeans, to name a few. She loved True Religion’s new puffy jackets for fall, scooping up a vest and a hooded jacket, both in red. She also liked the headwear—she chose some baseball hats as well as a winter-weight fedora.

“She was very happy,” says the source. “She loved trying everything on. She looked great.”

According to a source, Britney did not mention Madonna or the video shoot she’s been busy with. She was focused on shopping and was very gracious.

“They had a great time—they thanked us when they left,” a source tells E! News. “They were very polite and sweet.”

After shopping, Britney and mother Lynne headed to ABH, the new rooftop hot spot at the Thompson Beverly Hills Hotel. The mother-daughter duo munched on sushi rolls and sipped soft drinks from Bond St., the restaurant downstairs, along with an assistant and bodyguard.

“Britney was very mellow, normal, grateful and sweet to staff,” an onlooker tells us.

Source: E! Online

Britney Recording Again Yesterday

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Britney was spotted leaving a Hollywood recording studio last night with her mother, Lynne.  Britney looked casual in a pink vest and her hair tied up in a bun.

This is the third time this month that Britney has been seen recording, after sessions on the 1st and 10th of July.

"Radar" Promo CD Single Sells For $387 On eBay

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Want a piece of Britney?  Well, it’ll cost you $387USD (£194)!  The only copy (available to buy) of the “Radar” promo CD  which was sent out to radio stations before it was cancelled as an official single has sold on eBay for that price.  The seller insists that all profits will be donated to a charity.  Congratulations to the winning bidder,  I hope it was worth it!

Britney's Progress Over The Last Few Months & Album News

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Six months ago she was forcibly strapped to a stretcher and placed on psychiatric hold in two different hospitals.

A judge cut off all contact with her two toddler sons.

Her “Blackout” album failed to go platinum as a deafening papaparazzi circus took the place of actual promotion.

It seemed like an irreversible slide destined to end in tragedy. That was then.

Six months later, a feisty and focused Britney Spears is putting her life back together.

“She’s the best I’ve seen her in three years,” a well-placed source in Britney’s camp told the Daily News. “She has her kids back now and she’s working on a new album. Hopefully it will be out by the end of the year.”

Britney, 26, isn’t stopping with music. She’s reading TV treatments and looking to executive produce a show in the same vein as Ashton Kutcher or Randy Jackson, the source said.

“It has to be organic to her, maybe something related to music or fashion,” the source said.

As for acting, she’s shopping for a supporting role in a romantic comedy to follow up her well-received cameo on CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother,” the source said. She also stepped in front of the camera last week when she taped a video short for the stage show of Madonna’s upcoming “Sticky & Sweet” tour.

“These are baby steps. She’s taking every opportunity to see her kids, and the last thing she’ll do is tour for three months or take the lead in a feature and be away from them again,” the source said. “Maybe she’ll go out on tour after the new year, but something short.”

Last month a judge reinstated Britney’s overnight visits with Jayden James, 1, and Sean Preston, 2, after she patched things up with divorce lawyer Laura Wasser and made a “businesslike” court appearance opposite ex-husband Kevin Federline.

“The overnight visits are great positive reinforcement for her. She almost has the equivalent of one-third custody back, and being able to care for them is enormously helpful to her progress,” another source close to the singer said.

A custody trial is set for next month, and Britney remains under a court-ordered conservatorship run by dad, Jamie Spears, at least until July 31.

It was Jamie and Britney’s once-estranged mom, Lynne, who swooped in last January, won a restraining order against mock manager Sam Lutfi and brought Larry Rudolph, who discovered Britney at 13 and built her career, back into the fold.

Now the paparazzi who snapped the minutiae of her meltdowns are filing photos of Britney hitting the gym, working on her sixth album or vacationing with fellow rehabber Mel Gibson, another client of her powerhouse criminal lawyer Blair Berk.

“She’s a true professional in the studio. She’s very focused, and she stays as long as it takes to get the job done,” said songwriter James (Jim Beanz) Washington, who’s collaborating with Britney and mega-producer Nate (Danjahandz) Hills on the new Jive Records album.

Experts say a triumphant comeback is possible if Britney stays focused.

“We heard all this talk of a comeback last year, but she wasn’t committed. She seemed committed to becoming a train wreck, not the beloved pop star,” said Morris Reid of Washington image consultancy Westin Rinehart.

“We know this woman is talented. And who knows, maybe all the pain is both a curse and a gift,” he said. “Difficult times are when some artists create their best work. She could use her music to express her feelings right now. And we all know people are interested in Britney’s feelings.”

Source: NY Daily News

Lynne Helps Britney With Her Boys

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It was a family affair Saturday as Lynne Spears hung out with Britney and her sons Preston and Jayden for an overnight visit at the star’s Studio City home.

In town since Wednesday, Lynne and Britney have been enjoying some mother-daughter bonding, shopping at the True Religion warehouse and Pottery Barn on Friday before enjoying a “girls dinner” of salad, sushi rolls, and fish at Bond St. restaurant with two of Britney’s pals.

“Britney walked in with a big smile and introduced her mom to the staff,” says an observer. “She looked gorgeous, and I have never seen her in a better mood. She was laughing the whole time she was here. Britney seemed to have the best time hanging out with her mom and friends.”

Meanwhile, dad Jamie spent the weekend at his new house in Santa Monica.

Source: People Magazine

Britney's Madonna Video Cameo Pics To Be Released Monday

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The Britney Spears beat never sleeps.

Britney’s been shooting her video for Madonna’s upcoming “Sticky & Sweet” tour in the heart of Hollywood, she’s working at the sound stage “The Lot” and our team have been stationed there around the clock to bring you all the details.

Just in, we’ve got the story on what Britney’s filming.  In fact, E! has obtained the exclusive photos from behind the scenes at the shoot, inside the elevator, wearing a grey hoody, getting her makeup put on and working the moves.  You’ll see those photos here on Monday.  She kicks the walls, at one point screams into a camera, then climbs up the elevator, looks into another camera, and says, “It’s Britney, bitch!”

Check out the video report here.

Source: E! News