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I Get to See Britney's Tour On MY BIRTHDAY!!! :D:D:D

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Britney Spears is coming to a town near you – and we know when.The Pop Princess is to embark on a mini-tour of the UK – her first for four years.And she has chosen the world’s No1 showbiz column to announce the dates. Britney will play four gigs. She kicks off at Glasgow’s SECC on April 30.She then plays Manchester’s MEN Arena on May 1. On May 3 she’s at London’s Wembley Arena. And she will finish her tour at Birmingham’s NIA on May 5. Last night Britney told The Sun: “I’m really thrilled to be coming back to tour the UK. “I love the British fans and the crowds are always fun. “This is going to be my best tour yet and I hope that you really enjoy it.” Tickets for the four gigs will go on sale this Friday (January 16) from 9am. You can snap up the tickets by logging on to www.meanfiddler.com – or by phoning 0870 602 1101.

Source: The Sun

Omg, When I read this in the paper today I was so excited 😀 lol..but I have 2 choices, either go to Manchester on the 1st, which is closer but I have work that night OR go on my birthday on the 5th which is further away (Birmingham) but….hey, its on my birthday LOL..OMG I can’t wait! 😀 If anyone knows a way to get floor seats email me @ [email protected] 😉 😀

Confusing Article: Britney Wrecked Gay Marriage?!

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BOSTON — Who would have believed that Britney Spears would end up striking a blow for gay marriage? I’m not talking about the pop star’s fleeting moments with Madonna. I’m talking about her fleeting hours with Jason Allen Alexander.
The newly wed and unwed Britney began her career as a professional virgin telling little-girl fans they could be sexy without having sex before marriage. Then year-by-year, hit by hit, she performed a professional striptease act, from plaid skirt to Esquire buff, from Justin Timberlake to Jason Alexander.

Early one Vegas morn, after watching that romantic classic, “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” these hometown friends looked at each other and, according to Jason, said, “Let’s do something wild, crazy. Let’s go get married, just for the hell of it.”

Off they went to the Little White Wedding Chapel with Britney in her baseball cap and jeans. After 55 hours, the “I dos” became “I don’ts,” the vows were annulled and assorted folks chimed in with the same thought: Hey, a man and woman can get married on a lark, but when a committed gay couple wants to make it legal, they’re accused of wrecking the institution?

E.J. Graff, author of “What Is Marriage For?” put it a bit more gently, “God bless ’em, they’re allowed to be foolish while lesbian and gay couples who are committed aren’t taken seriously.”

I don’t think we should judge straight marriage by the lowest common denominator of a Vegas quickie. But in the wake of the gay marriage decision in Massachusetts, President Bush spoke for the opposition, declaring that “marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a woman.”

Britney’s little leap is a reminder that a marriage doesn’t have to be sacred to be legal. The law is no holier than a $40 trip at the Tunnel of Vows Drive Through in the Little White Wedding Chapel.

Church and state marriage, gay and straight marriage?

For the first thousand years of Christianity, the church didn’t want anything to do with marriage, which was about property, not spirituality. In the Middle Ages, clerics and lords fought for control of marriage. The lords, kind of like Britney’s mom Lynne, didn’t want their kids to be able to marry without parental permission.

The most famous wrangle over the ins and outs of marriage came when Henry VIII broke away from the Catholic Church so he could break away from Catherine and marry Anne. Not to mention Jane. Or the next Anne, or Katherine or another Catherine.

Fast forward to America. For most of our history, as Nancy Cott, author of “Public Vows,” says, “all the authority to make or break marriage and to decide who can officiate has been secular.” Because most marriages took place in church, clergy were allowed to celebrate them. But so were many others, from 18th-century ship captains to 21st-century “ministers” in an Elvis pink Cadillac driving down Las Vegas Boulevard.

Religions have varied in what they define as a sacred marriage. For Mormons it long included polygamy; for Catholics it excludes divorce.

As for the secular marriage, the state once declared “common-law marriages” for men and women who just lived together for a long time. Now laws range from covenant marriages in Britney’s own Louisiana to civil unions in Vermont. In most places it’s still a lot easier to get into a marriage than get out of it. No one talks about sacred divorce.

There are now churches and synagogues that will join same-sex couples in holy matrimony; there are also churches and synagogues that will damn them.

Maybe the whole matter of same-sex marriage would be less contentious if we didn’t conflate the sacred and the secular. If we remembered that the Massachusetts Supreme Court was talking about civil marriage. If we remembered that no court can force a church to marry gay couples.

The state’s interest in marriage is based largely on the public interest in — hold your breath here — stable relationships. Stable?

Britney and Jason were granted an annulment in 55 hours on the grounds that they lacked “understanding of each others’ actions in entering upon this marriage.” Compare them to gay couples who “understand” each other and commitment but are kept legally single.

Now repeat the question family law professor Martha Minow asks: “Is this the moment to stand back and ask not who should get married but how to get married?” Should we be more worried about thoughtless, instant, throwaway marriages than same-sex marriages?

As for the idea that same-sex marriage somehow disparages heterosexual marriage? We can put that to rest. Who needs gay couples when you have Britney and Jason?

Source: WorkingForChange.com

Britney's Home Town – Kentwood, La, Paying for Wedding Stunt

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KENTWOOD, La. (AP) — Folks in Britney Spears’s hometown don’t see the humour in the superstar’s weekend wedding joke.

Spears’ 55-hour marriage to her childhood friend Jason Alexander has engulfed the town in an unwanted media frenzy, and it has rekindled an old question: What’s she done for Kentwood lately? “It’s embarrassing to have the worldwide media attention with the buildings in such rundown, decrepit conditions,” said Tammy Shaffett, a co-owner of the Hair Studio on Avenue F, the main street that once had traffic and a movie theatre.

The wedding had the makings of a great yarn. Alexander — a hulking former high school football player — and Spears, wearing a white baseball cap, midriff-bearing shirt and torn jeans, jumped in a limousine and got hitched at the Little White Wedding Chapel on the Strip at 5:30 a.m. Saturday.

Hours later, the 22-year-olds renounced their wedding by calling it a prank that went too far, and wrote the whole thing off with an annulment. Joke over.

But the stunt turned into an embarrassment for Kentwood — population 2,200 — as Alexander returned home to his family with a flock of reporters, television crews and paparazzi following.

Since getting home, the Southeastern Louisiana University junior was “kind of hibernating” and collecting his thoughts, said his father, Dennis Alexander.

The media hunt for Alexander overwhelmed Kentwood as reporters questioned the town’s residents to find Spears’s groom. Reporters staked out his family’s home and sheriff’s deputies were called in two days in a row to disperse the crowd.

“Yesterday it really caused chaos,” said Robert Alexander, Jason’s grandfather. He said Dennis Alexander, an auto mechanic, had to close his garage Monday because of the intrusion.

Downtown, television satellite trucks set up near the main intersection, causing locals to rubberneck all day.

Some said they want to be proud of Spears and her success, but think the pop star hasn’t shared her wealth with her hometown, which is languishing from a dying dairy farming industry.

“I wish the improvement of our town got as much attention as Britney Spears’ wedding,” said Dylea White, a co-owner of the Hair Studio.

“She should give some of her money to the town. She should help out. I know if I had some of that money I would,” said resident Heather Patterson.

And now that Spears has abandoned her wholesome girl-next-door persona with tales of wild partying, her nearly nude magazine spreads and the kiss she shared with Madonna, many people here don’t like what she represents.

“She’s not building character. She’s not a mentor to anyone,” said Ellice Womack.

There are some signs that Spears hails from here: a mansion she built for her family, a few banners on stores and an exhibit at the Kentwood Museum.

The exhibit, done on a shoestring, includes faded photographs of the budding pop star. Items from her childhood bedroom, including dolls and her bed, are on display behind glass. Her Mouseketeer leather jacket hangs in a corner.

“She’s just a very nice, hometown country girl,” said Carolyn Nettles, a museum worker. “We all know her. She’s just like one of us.”

Source: Associated Press
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Even More Information On The 'Toxic' Video

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Almost a week after her wild Las Vegas wedding, ex-husband Jason Alexander arrived home to Louisiana, and Britney Spears is back to work in Miami. As cameras and cops clamor outside, the pop princess is busy putting together her new video.

Joseph Kahn directed Spears’s “Stronger” video before moving into movies with his first feature, “Torque.” Kahn says, “She is one of the nicest artists I have ever worked with.”

Kahn says that when Spears asked him to direct a new video for her “In The Zone” album, she also wanted a cute costar to play her boyfriend.

The video may take a swipe at Spears’s ex-boyfriend, Justin Timberlake. Kahn tells us that in the new video, Spears is out for revenge on her boyfriend. He says, “It is a bit biographical, I guess.”

Kahn also reveals that Spears had one racy scene that almost shut down the set. He says, “She is wearing nothing but diamonds. We had to clear the set for that particular piece.”

Source: Extra
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