When word broke that Britney Spears’ team ditched David LaChapelle’s video for her new single, “Make Me,” in favor of a concept with a beginning, middle, and end, I thought they were likely correct, especially since clips of the LaChapelle video seemed . . . odd. But the new video isn’t any better. Though I’m a huge fan and she certainly looks great, you can’t help but think of Taylor Swfit’s team, and how each and every one of her videos is high-concept, high-fashion, and extremely creative (see “Blank Space” for example). To quote my music industry friend, Spears’ team “still thinks it’s 2006. To put it simply, her team just isn’t creative. If I were giving Larry Rudolph (her manager) advice, I’d tell him to hire Derek Hough, because he has a history working with just about every temperament, and he pushes boundaries. This dated aesthetic and concept just doesn’t fly today. It’s time to take it to the next level. Sure she can ride her previous horse into the sunset for eternity, but she can also do better. And I hope she does.
Celebrities are often asked to take photographs for social media and some, like Louis C.K., will refuse. Others will simply comply with a curmudgeon attitude, which seems to be the method of ‘Modern Family’ star Ed O’Neill. To be fair, he was catching a flight and his irritated resting face is what we love about him. Watch as he retells a very funny story about learning it was Britney Spears who asked to take the photo.
With the Britney Spears machine easily within reach, it always baffled me that Jamie Lynn Spears did not have a bigger career. I assumed she turned down Hollywood in favor of a more peaceful life when she got pregnant at sixteen. Her new documentary on TLC will likely answer those questions, and perhaps give her the country career she’s now ready to pursue. Watch a preview below.
With a medley of her most-loved hits, Britney Spears took the stage of the Billboard Music Awards to remind the world that she’s still got it, and those other b-tches can bow down. Though she entered the stage slightly stiff, she quickly loosened up for some eye-catching choreography amidst seasoned dancers while performing “Work Bitch,” “Womanizer,” “I Love Rock N’ Roll,” “Breathe On Me,” “I’m a Slave 4 U,” “Touch of My Hand,” and “Toxic.” And let’s not forget those fantastic hair flips. It’s easy to root for Britney Spears, whose sweet disposition has always made her a fan favorite and her tragedy to triumph story certainly helps. Career comebacks are rare, but if anyone can do, it’s Britney. Plus, she has an astounding amount of hits, and the performance below will remind you of it.
Britney Spears proved her on-stage prowess by dancing through a major wardrobe malfunction that could have gone way worse. She curbed her choreography while her dancers attempted a hand and the pop princess kept performing. Watch below.