December 12, 2012 |
Forbes has just issued its annual ranking of the highest-earning women in music, and heading the list is Britney Spears, whose $58 million from May 2011 through May 2012 outranked all others. It is, however, about 30% less than the $90 million that Lady Gaga earned the previous year to top the magazine's 2011 roster. Spears generated most of her $58 million from her “Femme Fatale” concert tour and album, along with additional revenue from her Elizabeth Arden fragrance line and other product endorsements.
December 9, 2012 |
Pop star and singing competition judge Britney Spears has bought the Thousand Oaks home of former professional hockey player Russ Courtnall and his wife, actress Paris Vaughan. The property came on the market in August at $8.5 million and was withdrawn from the Multiple Listing Service within a month.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.
December 7, 2012 |
Well, that's a relief. CeCe Frey finally left "The X Factor" Thursday night, and we didn't even have to hear her sing again. Perhaps this new system of unceremoniously dropping one contestant early on elimination night and then focusing on the two acts that got the next two lowest number of audience votes isn't so bad after all. But before Frey left, she looked deep into the camera with her chilly Barbie doll eyes, and gave us a little advice...
November 27, 2012 |
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 The property came on the market in August at $8.5 million and was withdrawn from the Multiple Listing Service within a month.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.
November 15, 2012 |
Britney Spears - with her oft-repeated "amazings" and "sweeties" and ultra-brief critiques - might not be the most articulate judge on "The X Factor," but at the top of Wednesday night's show, on which the final 12 contestants performed songs by "divas," she said something startlingly revealing: "I think it's gonna boil down, in this competition, to true talent. " Now, on any other singing-competition show, that would be the blandest of platitudes, but on "The X Factor," where the intangible charisma for which the show has been named is supposed to outweigh vocal chops, Spears' statement, especially arriving as other judges bragged emptily about their contestants' star power, seemed downright refreshing.
November 5, 2012 |
Britney Spears is in talks to write a novel. Really? Really. That's according to the Hollywood Reporter, which writes, "That's right, Britney Spears is close to signing a book deal ... with plans to write a novel.... The story would incorporate fictionalized versions of her own experiences. " Spears would be following in the high-heeled footsteps of Lauren Conrad, whose novel "L.A. Candy" had commonalities with her own life. And of Bethenny Frankel, known for being on Bravo's "Real Housewives of New York City" and founding the Skinny Girl line of drinks, whose novel "Skinnydipping" is about a woman entrepreneur who finds fame on a reality-television show.
November 5, 2012 |
Which concept seems more likely, a Britney Spears novel or a Justin Bieber sex doll? OK, next question: Which concept seems more terrifying ? With both of them in the news Monday and Halloween solidly in the rear-view mirror, we're choosing to expand first on the novel, thankyouverymuch, as the other frightens us too much. Spears, who last week saw a nasty defamation and breach of contract lawsuit against her family and conservators tossed out for lack of evidence, is reportedly in talks with a HarperCollins imprint to pen a novel based on events in her own life.
November 1, 2012 |
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...
October 24, 2012 |
The allegations against Britney Spears' father, Jamie Spears, poured out Wednesday as Sam Lutfi continued on the stand in his defamation lawsuit against the pop star's parents and her conservatorship. Lutfi, under direct questioning, said Jamie Spears chased him around Britney's kitchen, punched him in the stomach and threatened to kill him in the days leading up to the singer's 2008 hospitalization on a 5150 psychiatric hold, the Associated Press reported. Brit's former BFF was asking the judge to allow into evidence a text message in which Jamie allegedly threatened to put Lutfi in the hospital, TMZ said.
October 19, 2012 |
If there was any chance of the lawsuit between Britney Spears' parents and her ex-manager, Sam Lufti, ending politely, it went out the window on day one of the trial . Lufti, who is suing Jamie and Lynn Spears for libel after they assumed control of her estate and filed a restraining order against him, alleged through his attorney, Joseph Schleimer, that Britney Spears "liked to use amphetamines -- speed or uppers. She liked to take that drug. And most of the things that went wrong were related to that drug.