Britney Spears is prepping for the release of her new single – called ‘Work Bitch’, which is only marginally better than the previously reported ‘Werk Bitch’ - and with any song comes a music video. For this video, Britney is stripping down to her bikini and wants to give you a sneak peek, so she put a picture of herself on Instagram and waited for the praise to flow in.
Here’s the caption she put with it:
“Hot day on set… ;) A little dirty, little flirty, danced my ASS off. Stoked for tomorrow!”.
Well, okay. Can’t hate on her – she looks good, healthy and yes, still slightly slow. She also took to Twitter during the shoot to talk about how hot it is in the desert. I can’t even begin to imagine what this song and video are going to be like, so I suppose we’ll all just have to use our imaginations… or just wait until it comes out and hope for the best.
Simon Cowell hasn’t been discreet about his disappointment in Britney Spears while working with her on The X Factor. He sat down with Ellen DeGeneres on her show and explained why he was so bummed with Brit. He was kind about it, though managed to get in an (unintentional?) dig at Christina Aguilera. Metro sums up how it went down.
‘How did that happen initially? Why did you go this will be right for the show?’ Ellen asked him.
‘I think if I’m being honest with you, Ellen, there was a time I think everyone was trying to up themselves in terms of who could find the biggest known star to be on a panel. And in terms of a pop singer? Jennifer Lopez and the other one on The Voice… I can’t remember. Blondie. Christina. And we said, ‘We’ll take Britney’. She was fine, but I think she found it very uncomfortable.’
When Ellen chipped in to say Britney wasn’t a very good ‘talker’, he sarcastically replied: ‘I didn’t realise that!’, then added: ‘I kind of booked someone who couldn’t talk, which is a bit of a problem when you want someone to judge.
‘She wasn’t comfortable being negative, she didn’t like it when the contestants spoke back to her, so she was just uncomfortable. I liked her. So we decided to change it this year.’
Oh Simon. He can’t even bring himself to say the words, “American Idol.” And also, love how he says, “We’ll take Britney,” like she’s a sandwich at a deli.
Idea: the Britney Spears sandwich. I’m thinking fried chicken and fried green tomatoes in between white bread that’s been spread with butter and sprinkled with a hearty layer of Cheeto dust. And bacon. And I would eat it.
I enjoy Britney Spears as a personality. She’s slightly slow in a charming way (don’t play, you know it’s true), can’t sing a note under the seven layers of autotune but still makes killer songs AND enjoys a good deal at Walmart. What’s not to love? Her music isn’t as good as it once was, of course – the days of ‘Boys’ and ‘Slave 4 U’ are long gone – but at least she’s still trying and somewhat managing to remain relevant well past the late ’90s teen pop boom. Good for her.
Speaking of which, she’s been hard at work on a new album – her 8th, if you can believe it – and she’s been holding a countdown on her website to some “big announcement” to be made on September 17:
Everyone believes this is a countdown to the release of the name of the first single from the new album, but it looks like the cat’s out of the bag because it’s called… ‘Werk Bitch’. Here are some tweets courtesy of Breathe Heavy:
Well, that’s exciting!
Britney Spears‘ extraordinary ex-husband, Kevin Federline, got married to Victoria Prince, the mother of some of his many children. Apparently, Britney was “crushed” by the news and “screamed uncontrollably.” Right. More delights from National Enquirer, according to “an insider”:
When Britney was told the news, she screamed uncontrollably. Then she collapsed in tears. The wedding caught her by surprise. She wasn’t invited and she didn’t even get a call from Kevin to let her know he was marrying Victoria. Britney had to hear about it from one of K-Fed’s friends after the ceremony was over. It was hard for Britney because she’s long suffered from the delusion that she and Kevin would one day get back together and raise their two boys.
I wouldn’t buy this if it was free. Paparazzi take photos of Britney and KFed being civil at their kids’ soccer game and this translates into Britney still being in love with him. Guess now that Ms. Spears is getting her shit together, has a boring boyfriend, is recording an album, all while preparing for her major show in Vegas, there are less stories to tell about her. Make ‘em up, boys. Make ‘em up.
Snoop Lion/Dogg and Britney Spears are posed here in this incredible moment in time from 2004, while on the set of Britney’s “Outrageous” music video (according to E Online). This photo is truly a slice of life. Where were YOU when this photo was taken? Probably daydreaming, wishing that you could be in the photo.
And this photo was brought to us by Miley Cyrus, who realized it was her civic duty to tweet it. Miley is getting obsessed with Britney, y’all.
Britney was 22 when this was taken. She didn’t look dead in the eyes quite yet.
Britney Spears isn’t known for rapier wit like Stephen Fry or for engaging in philosophical debates about science with Neil deGrasse Tyson, but apparently she doesn’t even know how to have a basic conversation. This is according to someone named Adrienne Bailon (ah, she was a singer in that long ago band, The Cheetah Girls.) On an episode of something called The Real, Ms. Bailon revealed Ms. Spears’ shortcomings (via Zimbio):
I worked with her on The X Factor and I’m not going to lie to you, guys… She can’t hold a conversation. They had someone who feeds her what she is supposed to say. Like, she can’t hold a conversation.
Yeah, no kidding. Maybe that’s why Simon Cowell got fed-up with her (though his passive-aggressiveness was still pretty lame.)
Zimbio also notes that Dave Grohl once described Britney Spears as “dead inside” with “nothing behind her eyes.”
Britney Spears is recording new material, but she’s saying that her new album “needs to be perfect”, which means we may all be waiting a long ass time because some things, even autotune can’t fix. I kid, of course – I love me some BritBrit, but y’all know she needs some serious help in the vocal department. In any case, the new album is meant to be a gift for the hardcore Britney stans, so that sounds promising. Here’s her tweet about it:
Who here is a Britney fan? Are you looking forward to her new material? What’s the best Britney song ever? It’s gotta be ‘Boys’, right?