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June 23, 2011
After a ravely reviewed Staples Center show earlier this week, Britney Spears' latest comeback tour seems to be off to a triumphant start. Fans have another chance to catch the pop princess onstage at the Honda Center, with Nicki Minaj, Jessie and the Toy Boys and Nervo opening. Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim. 7 p.m. Fri. $25.50 and up. (714) 704-2400. http://www.hondacenter.com.
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March 22, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
LAS VEGAS - Britney Spears was barely 10 feet away from me, dancing a sexy routine to "Freakshow. " She catches my eye and summons me closer to the stage from my seat in the audience. And no, this wasn't a dream. It was at one of her recent shows at Planet Hollywood's Axis theater, in front of a few thousand fans. One of Spears' dancers ushers me on stage. Before I know it, my arms are hoisted into the air by dancers in skimpy dominatrix costumes and Spears is closing in on me. No, there isn't a ticket you can buy to be whipped around by the pop star.
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BUSINESS
November 27, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Pop star and singing competition judge Britney Spears is a Thousand Oaks homeowner, public records now show. The property came on the market in August at $8.5 million and was withdrawn from the Multiple Listing Service within a month. A withdrawal is a tactic sometimes used to hide celebrity home purchases. The sales price was not disclosed. The Mediterranean-style house, built in 2010, is in the Lake Sherwood area. Features include pocket doors, limestone and oak floors, beamed ceilings, two offices, a temperature-controlled wine cellar, a home theater/bonus room, five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and 8,456 square feet of living space.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Let's hope what happened to Britney Spears on the second night of her Las Vegas residency doesn't become part of the show: Girlfriend had a major wardrobe malfunction! Spears kept right on dancing (we're hesitant to say "singing" ) as the entire back of her corset-style outfit came undone Dec. 29 during her performance of "Circus. " Fortunately, she got some help from two of her 14 backup dancers, who got the gear back in working order. And to those with dirty minds, chill out, 'cause the only thing that showed was her back -- though with a few more spins it could have been much worse.  PHOTOS: Musicians' onstage snafus Spears will perform 100 shows through 2015 during her residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, taking home about $30 million for the lot, according to CNN .  Time to spend some of that cash on a better zipper.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 11, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
After a few weeks of speculation regarding Britney Spears' future on “The X Factor,” the pop star has officially confirmed she has decided to exit the Fox singing competition after one season.   "I've made the very difficult decision not to return for another season. I had an incredible time doing the show and I love the other judges and I am so proud of my teens but it's time for me to get back in the studio," Spears said in a statement released to Pop & Hiss on Friday. “Watching them all do their thing up on that stage every week made me miss performing so much!
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
The accusations in Sam Lutfi's case against Britney Spears' parents and her conservators may have been sensational, but the evidence just didn't hold up - at least in the eyes of the judge, who tossed the suit Thursday before it made it to the jury.  Lutfi's lawsuit had accused Britney's mom Lynne Spears of libel, her dad Jamie Spears of battery and her conservatorship of failing to pay him a 15% fee on the singer's income during the time he...
ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Britney Spears is a cover girl once more. With the interminable ramp-up to her gig as an "X Factor" judge, and slow recovery in her music career thanks to a lucid performance on her latest record "Femme Fatal," Spears seems to have returned to form.  Her first order of business? Kim Kardashian. PHOTOS: Celebrity Meltdowns "I love my jeans and my sweats. I'm really just a tomboy at heart. So it's really hard for me to be like Kim Kardashian," she told Elle magazine of her current style aesthetic.  To have her "makeup and hair ready every time I go out of my house.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2013 | By August Brown
Britney Spears promised to dance until the world ended, but a more appropriate chorus hook might be "Keep on dancing 'till your term as an 'X Factor' judge ends. " Reports from sources close to the Fox vocal-talent show indicate the pop star will be abdicating her judging throne after just one season. She joins A&R and label vet L.A. Reid in departing the show after its second season. TMZ reports the usual he-said-she-said rigmarole , with Spears' camp declaring that she wants more time to work on music, while "X Factor" sources suggest her departure after one season was planned all along.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 2012 | By Scott Collins
Britney, we hardly knew you. Just days after the Season 2 finale of "The X Factor" comes word that Britney Spears - the pop singer hired to bring ratings sizzle to Simon Cowell's TV singing extravaganza - is getting the heave-ho as a judge after just one season.  According to Us Weekly , Cowell is close to canning Spears because he doesn't feel she's earned her $15-million paycheck. "He wanted crazy Britney, but he got boring Britney," Us Weekly quoted an unnamed insider as saying.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 15, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Britney Spears has some advice for the small army of female pop stars vying for domination this fall: "You better work, bitch. " Those words of wisdom arrive in a new single the one-time teen-pop queen released Sunday, slightly ahead of schedule after what Spears referred to in a tweet as a low-quality version of "Work Bitch" leaked to the Internet. (Spears had originally planned to unveil the song Monday night.) "You want a hard body? You want a Bugatti? You want a Maserati?"
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December 29, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
LAS VEGAS -- The show is called “Piece of Me,” and that's exactly what it delivers -- no more, no less. Clad in a version of the bedazzled bodysuit she wore a decade ago in the video for her song “Toxic,” Britney Spears launched her much-discussed two-year residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino by emerging from a giant metal globe suspended over the stage of the Axis Theater. “Work Bitch,” the lead single from her latest album, thumped through the venue's booming sound system as an army of masked dancers marched around her. Smoke swirled, fans hoisted miniature bottles of Moët & Chandon.
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December 28, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
LAS VEGAS - One down, 99 (or so) to go. Britney Spears on Friday night began her much-discussed two-year residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, in which the onetime teen-pop superstar will perform a scheduled 100 shows through 2015, with the possibility of adding more gigs if the production takes off. Singing -- well, sort of -- for what appeared to be a full house at the 4,600-seat Axis Theater, Spears led a show, called “Piece of...
NEWS
December 27, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Britney Spears arrived in Las Vegas in early December to celebrate her two-year residency at Planet Hollywood, which begins on Friday. Now a Britney boutique is open in the strip's Miracle Mile Shops. [Racked Vegas] Lucky is starting 2014 with two magazine covers in a row featuring women of color: Kerry Washington on the January front, and Zoe Saldana on the February issue. [Fashionista] "Mad Men" costume designer Janie Bryant is partnering with e-tailer Mack Weldon on a collection of men's socks that's expected to debut in 2014.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 2013 | By August Brown
Britney Spears helped usher dance music into the American pop mainstream with propulsive hit singles like "Toxic" and "Till the World Ends. " So it's only fair that Las Vegas EDM culture is now returning the favor. Sin City's recent musical revamp - from the home of moribund legacy acts into the planet's most high-rolling DJ haven - has laid the groundwork for Britney's debut residency. The performer's "Piece of Me" kicks off Friday night at Planet Hollywood. It's unparalleled for a contemporary, major Top 40 pop act to embark on a long-term Vegas engagement while they're still on the charts - and on the playlists of people under 35. Britney's new show may prove a game changer, and it probably wouldn't have happened without the ascent of dance music in Vegas.
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December 12, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
When Britney Spears releases an album, it's an event powered by dizzying promo plugs and more hype than even Gaga's been able to muster. All this usually means a debut at the top of the Billboard 200 and impressive sales stats to tack onto the already lengthy footnotes for one of pop's biggest stars. But Spears' latest album, “Britney Jean,” may be the disappointing exception to her platinum-lined rulebook. PHOTOS: Miley Cyrus before and after Disney A week after its release, the album isn't sitting on top of the charts.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 2013 | By Randall Roberts
Like Wile E. Coyote realizing too late that he's walked off a cliff and is standing on thin air, "Britney Jean," the new studio album from Britney Spears, is marked with so many sleights of hand, dubious lyrics and bombastic but boringly simple melodies that the too-rare levitation of its better moments seems an animation trick. Item one: "It Should Be Easy," a song that practically wallows in its own failure. Featuring a cameo by the album's executive producer, will.i.am, the track casts doubt on his utility, as evidenced by these lazy lines: "Love, it should be easy / It shouldn't be complicated / It should be easy.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Let's hope what happened to Britney Spears on the second night of her Las Vegas residency doesn't become part of the show: Girlfriend had a major wardrobe malfunction! Spears kept right on dancing (we're hesitant to say "singing" ) as the entire back of her corset-style outfit came undone Dec. 29 during her performance of "Circus. " Fortunately, she got some help from two of her 14 backup dancers, who got the gear back in working order. And to those with dirty minds, chill out, 'cause the only thing that showed was her back -- though with a few more spins it could have been much worse.  PHOTOS: Musicians' onstage snafus Spears will perform 100 shows through 2015 during her residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, taking home about $30 million for the lot, according to CNN .  Time to spend some of that cash on a better zipper.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 2013 | By Todd Martens
Since mid-summer Britney Spears has been making a bold promise. Her new album, she said, would be her "most personal yet. " Well, then, Spears has opened a window into her soul a week earlier than expected, as "Britney Jean" is now available for streaming on Apple's iTunes store.  The album certainly amps up the vulnerabiltiy in its opening moments. "There was a time I was one of a kind," Spears sings on "Alien," in which she and collaborator William Orbit groove with contemplation.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Britney Spears is back -- perhaps for real this time. In September, the teen-pop veteran sassed her way though "Work Bitch" with enough zombie-eyed determination to get Pop & Hiss mildly enthused about her comeback album "Britney Jean," due Dec. 3. But with its chanted vocal hook and its unforgiving stadium-rave beat (produced in part by will.i.am), " Work Bitch " is very narrow-band Britney; it presents only a tiny part of the broad emotional spectrum reflected in Spears' best work, including her last comeback album, 2011's excellent "Femme Fatale.
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