Britney Spears is like Dumbledore to Miley Cyrus‘ Harry Potter, based on what Ms. Cyrus told Huffington Post U.K. Ms. Spears is something of a mentor to the twerking mess. Here’s how Miley explained their special bond. From Us Weekly:
Everyone goes through a time in their life where they don’t want their picture taken everyday. [Britney] just never had that time where she could say, ‘I’m going through something right now and need to shut down.’ I also don’t have that, so it’s good to have that one person in my life who gets it.
I just think it’s never blaming you or making you feel like, ‘You’ve got all this going for you,’ it’s like she knows. Sometimes life just steps in the middle of your career the way life always does for anyone — it’s just ours is a little more 24/7.
Hopefully Miley will be there to support Britney’s new Vegas residency, as Ms. Spears has many doubters about her upcoming shows.
Based on what Miley said, it makes sense that she would find comfort in Britney, but they’re probably better off hanging around other people. Smarter people.
July 31, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Britney Spears looks great in a bikini, but let’s be real, she’s not in her heyday anymore. I’m talking about the ridiculous (in a good way) figure she had in her “I’m A Slave For U” era, which was in 2001. But it’s been 12 years and 2 kids later, so considering that I think she’s doing swell and looking good (and Shape magazine agrees.)
Celebuzz asked people to vote in their “Battle of the Bikini Bodies” which is admittedly kind of a huge UGH that this is even a thing, but here are the results.
#1. Britney, with 41%.
#2. Kate Upton, 28%.
#3. Jessica Alba, 15%.
#4. Coco, 9%.
#5. Holly Madison, 5%.
I share this because I think it’s interesting that with the exception of Jessica Alba, these are women with curvier figures. I don’t mean curvy as a euphemism for fat. I mean Coco is genuinely insanely curvy.
Who would you have voted for?
July 22, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Britney Spears left The X Factor and I’m guessing it wasn’t completely her decision. So either Simon Cowell is thrilled with her absence or is being passively aggressively pissed about her leaving, because he’s openly dissing her on X Factor‘s new season. Radar Online describes the promos for the upcoming season:
In one clip, Simon tells a whiny male candidate singing Britney’s Hit Me Baby One More Time that, “There was a moment there where I shut my eyes and I thought we had Britney Spears on stage.”
And in another promo from the Long Island auditions, Simon describes one woman’s seriously nasal rendition of Toxic as sounding “a little bit too much like the original.”
Come on, dude, why be like that? You don’t have to heap false praise on her like her producer, but you don’t have to be mean! Oh…well, actually, yeah, I guess that’s his “thing.” But is he ever mean to the other judges? He would tease Paula on American Idol but at least it was to her face.
Speaking of Paula Abdul, anyone seen her lately?
July 20, 2013 at 8:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Britney Spears did that horrendous song for Smurfs 2, ‘Ooh La La’ (that’s a lot like one of Madonna‘s tracks, incidentally), and not only do your ears have to be assaulted, but now your eyes, too. That’s right: the song has a video, and in it our autotune shunner of the year (LOL).
It’s not all bad – in the vid, she watches the movie with her cute sons. However, it quickly turns shit when she starts “performing” the song surrounded by Smurfs, who dance along to the track. Why, God, Why? There is not a single thing about this I like. Make it stop immediately.
July 12, 2013 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
Britney Spears, I love you, I really do, but it’s not for your singing. I love you for your songs, your silliness, your sheer Britneyness. While I don’t think people give you enough credit in the singing department (and oh God this autotuned mess didn’t help) I would never call you a singer over a performer or pop star, you know? Yeah, you get it.
Brit’s got a new album coming out and her producer, William Orbit, tweeted about it to fans. When one fan suggested a stripped down song on the album, Orbit agreed but maaaaaybe took it a little too far. He replied (via Stereoboard.com),
@britneyspears never needed that auto tune thing . . . just know how to make singers sing great
Uh, okay. For the curious, here’s what Britney sounds like completely a cappella. It’s her singing “happy birthday” to L.A. Reid on The X Factor. Skip to 11 seconds.
Again, not terrible, but not…noteworthy. (PUNNED IT.)
July 10, 2013 at 5:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Our little Brit Brit has a heart of gold and is always doing nice things for the less fortunate. She’s already given a homeless guy $100 from the ATM, but now she’s upped the ante and thrown a few hundred at a homeless family she spotted outside a Walmart in Filmore, California over the 4th of July weekend. LOVE HER!
She and boyfriend David Lucado were driving by when they saw the family holding up a “HELP” sign and she gave him a few hundred bucks to get out and give to them. Aw, Britney. Say what you will about her shitty music, but homegirl has a heart of gold!
I still think she needs to drop David, though. That dude has gold digger written all over him, and I’m not feelin’ it.