Archive for January, 2007

Britney Working With The Pet Shop Boys?

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Britney Spears is collaborating with the Pet Shop Boys on her new album.

The 25-year-old singer is determined to return to the charts with an edgy new sound and wants British electro pop duo Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant to help.

A source said: “She heard the remixes they did for Madonna and was blown away. She hopes they can weave some of their magic on her tracks too.”

Britney has vowed to concentrate on her pop comeback, after spending the past few months partying following her split from husband Kevin Federline.
An insider at her record company said: “It’s virtually all done and it’s not weepy stuff but uplifting pop. She’s determined to be the No 1 female pop star again.”

The Pet Shop Boys are known producing songs for established stars.
They recently worked with British singer Robbie Williams on upcoming single ‘She’s Madonna’.

Source: eCanada Now

Britney Back At The Dance Rehearsal Studio

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The pop princess is back at work, and ET have the exclusive video of her top-secret rehearsal!

Putting partying aside, BRITNEY SPEARS put her career in focus last week as she headed to a Los Angeles dance studio to practice her pirouettes and fine-tune her two-step — and on January 28th’s ET, they have the never-before-seen video!

Dressed in slinky black dance gear and showing off her toned tummy, with pulled-back hair and dangly gold earrings, the “Toxic” singer first watches the group of dancers as she holds her toddler son SEAN PRESTON while he drinks a bottle. At one point, the two even adorably dance together in the mirror!

Then, when ready to get in on the act herself, Britney hands Sean Preston over, lets her hair down and gets into the groove, proving she still has all the right moves!

This isn’t the first time the songstress has been seen out with her kids this month. Just two weeks ago, she and Sean Preston went shopping for a new addition to their family in the form of a brand new Chihuahua puppy.

They caused quite a stir while they shopped at Pets of Bel Air, where they also picked up accessories for their new pup — including an ultrasuede pink collar encrusted with crystals — as paparazzi cameras flashed, taking in their every move.

Earlier this month, Britney reached a temporary agreement for custody of her two children with KEVIN FEDERLINE. In court papers obtained by ET, the aspiring rapper is allowed visitation Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12-4 p.m. at Britney’s residence. The paperwork does not detail any custody arrangements after the month of January, which could mean it’s back to court in February.

Source: ET

The article fails to mention that Britney also took Jayden along to the rehearsal… but he was there.

Britney's Aunt Sandra Passes Away At Age Of 59

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As you may remember, Britney’s Aunt Sandra was battling breast cancer a few years ago, and now it seems the disease has finally caught up with her. Britney was extremely close to her aunt, so I hope the paparazzi let her grieve during this time of mourning.

Here’s the obituary:

Sandra Bridges Covington
Covington, Sandra Bridges “Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies.” Proverbs 31:10. Sandra Bridges Covington passed away at 1:15 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at her home in Greensburg. She was 59 and a native of Magnolia, Miss. Visitation at First United Methodist Church, Amite, on Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. until religious service at 11:30 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Brady Whitton. Interment in Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Reggie Covington, Greensburg; daughter, Laura Lynne Covington, Greensburg; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Todd and Jamie Covington, Kentwood, and Rick Covington, Pearl River; granddaughter, Hannah Claire Covington, Kentwood; sister, Lynne Spears, Kentwood; brother and sister-in-law, Barry and Wanda Bridges, Kentwood; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dick and Libby Covington, Amite; nieces and nephews, Brent and Dawn Covington, and Brian Covington, all of Amite, Bryan Spears, New York, Britney Spears, Los Angeles, Jamie Lynn Spears, Kentwood, Kevin Bridges, Boston, and Brittany Leonard, Blake Leonard, Barret Bridges and Blaine Bridges, all of Kentwood; and special friend, Kathy Bridges, Amite. She was preceded in death by her father, Barney O. Bridges; and mother, Lillian Portell Bridges. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 596, Amite, LA 70422 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Attn: Memorial and Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942. Thank you, Mama, for your wonderful support, guidance and love. We appreciate and admire the mother and wife you were, and love you dearly. Arrangements by McKneely Funeral Home, Amite.

I really hope the paparazzi don’t get anywhere near the funeral service just to get a glimpse of Britney.

Britney And Pharrell Working Hard On New Album

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Britney Spears is serious about having a musical comeback, and she’s burning the midnight oil at the recording studio almost every night to make it happen. The 25-year-old pop star is working with one of the best in the business, Pharrell Williams, and the two have been recording tracks for the CD she says will hit stores at the end of this year –if all goes well. Williams, 33, has the Midas touch when it comes to music, and there’s no reason why he and her manager Larry Rudolph can’t bring her career back to the heights it once knew. CB also spotted a Kanye West lookalike leaving the recording studio, which may have been the real thing, but we are awaiting confirmation!

It’s no secret that Britney is going through a rebellious stage right now, after having been pregnant for two years straight, she is definitely feeling her oats and into having a great time. She is obviously aware that the world is watching to see if she sinks into obscurity, or makes a huge splash based on her talent, not her scandalous lifestyle!

Celebrity Babylon thinks that Spears will have her day, heck, we even saw her snapping little Sean Preston, 1, into his car seat the other day. Proving that she does eventually learn from her mistakes! She also has a lot of mouths to feed financially, and needs the money train to keep chugging on, and getting down to her musical roots is a great place to start.

Source: Celebrity Babylon

Larry Rudolph Says Pregnancy Rumours Are "Absurd"

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Britney Spears’ manager, Larry Rudolph, tells Us Weekly exclusively that “Britney is not pregnant,” calling a recent tabloid report claiming that Spears is expecting “absurd.”

Rudolph tells Us that he believes that the “ridiculous” report came from an incident last week in which Spears’ new boyfriend, Isaac Cohen, accidentally wiped peanut butter on his t-shirt while in the company of Spears. Observers wrongly concluded she had vomited, and thus was experiencing morning sickness.

“It’s ridiculous. Because someone didn’t lick peanut butter off his finger, she’s pregnant,” Rudolph joked. “That’s how ridiculous it is.”

A source tells Us that Spears spent last night working on her upcoming album with Pharrell in an L.A. recording studio

Source: Us Weekly

Britney Self Concious Of Her Post Natal Body

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Los Angeles (eCanadaNow) – Britney Spears is spending a fortune on cream to banish her stretch marks.

The singer – who gave birth to her second son, Jayden James, last September – recently visited Los Angeles baby boutique Petit Tresor and reportedly spent more than $400 on Mustela creams which are used to fade post-natal stretch marks.

A source said: I guess it will be part of her new look. Good for her!

Britney has vowed to take better care of herself in 2007, and stop partying so hard. The pop beauty has been spotted on several occasions out clubbing since splitting from husband Kevin Federline.

When asked what her resolutions for 2007 were, Britney said:Stop biting my nails and just to take care of me more.

Ne-Yo Talks About Working With Britney On Her New Album

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Q: Can you talk a little bit like when you sit in the room with Britney, what’s your process in terms of getting information out of them and how does it influence your songs?

Ne-Yo: Pretty much the same way that this is going on. You ask questions and you get the answers. As far as Britney, her whole thing was she’s tired of talking about Kevin, tired of comeback songs. She said she has a CD disk changer of 12 CD’s full of Britney’s back songs and she was like, ‘Can I just make a song? Does it have to be my triumphant return every time?’ And you know, I was like, ‘I see your point.’ So I didn’t give her one of those. She’s like, ‘I just want hit records. That’s all.’ So I said, ‘Look, alright.’

Q: Did Columbus [Short] give you any advice about working with her because I know he choreographed?

Ne-Yo: Nah, he didn’t really give me any advice as far as working with her. She’s a lot stronger than people would think and she’s not as – I mean I hate to put it this way – but she’s not as dumb as people think she is. She’s really not, you know. Her whole thing is like, ‘I’m human. I’ve made a bunch of mistakes. Okay, I see that, but goodness gracious, must I be crucified for jaywalking?’ is basically how she looks at it. It’s like ‘They hung me on a cross because I crossed the street. C’mon. What’s going on?’ And it’s true, you know, she’s one of those people where the slightest little thing and it’s like, “Oh my god, Britney’s a crack addict. Wow!’

Q: Well, out in public without her drawers on and showing it is more than a little …

Ne-Yo: I don’t know if that was purposely done but I mean, you know, she’s … I don’t know. I’m not gonna sit here and make no excuses for Britney.

Source: Movies Online

David Banner Submits Songs For Forthcoming Album

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According to Will “Deshair” Foskey’s blog, Humanitarian Award winner, David Banner has submitted songs for Britney’s fifth album, and has had positive feedback from Britney’s reps who like what he submitted. He had this to say: “I’ve submitted some music to Britney Spears, and it’s looking like they are going to accept the submission.”