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Five lessons Jennifer Lopez can learn from Britney Spears' Vegas residency

With reports that Jennifer Lopez may be signing a two-year deal to perform at Planet Hollywood’s The Axisat a whopping $310,000 per show, no lessthe buzz has begun about what to expect from a potential residency. Though Lopez’s publicist could not confirm the booking at time of press, the rumored residency would land Lopez in the theater currently occupied by Britney Spears. And, after nearly 10 months at her sit-down, Britney could teach J.Lo a few things about how to put on a great show.

VMAs fashion: Katy Perry and Riff Raff pay tribute to Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake

Katy Perry and rapper Riff Raff attended the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards dressed in outfits that Katy said were a tribute to the coordinated-denim bonanza Britney Spears and then-boyfriend Justin Timberlake wore to the 2001 American Music Awards. READ FULL STORY

On the scene: Britney Spears in Las Vegas -- let the 'Piece of Me' residency begin

You can say a lot of things about Britney Spears — but you can’t say she doesn’t work, bitch.

Pulling off a 90-minute, 23-song tour de force is no easy task. And Spears, with the help of a bevy of fantastic backup dancers, fulfilled her promise to her fans at the opening of her Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood Friday night to “bring the cheese” — in a good way. To those hoping for some sort of schadenfreude disaster, you won’t find it here; Spears speeds through her hits and some new songs off her latest album, Britney Jean, with great energy, slick choreography, and about four different hairstyles, not to mention the seven costume changes.

The show owes more to Cirque du Soleil and her own ’90s-era videos than it does to Celine Dion, but will it be enough to draw a younger audience to Las Vegas for the next two years? The show opens as Britney descends to the stage from a huge sphere — the first of several high-flying stunts in the 90-minute performance — and launches into ‘Work B**ch,” with Spears clad in a sparkly nude bodysuit, reminiscent of her outfit in 2004’s “Toxic” music video. You can almost make out her six pack from the audience; that is to say, she looks amazing. It takes her a few songs to look completely comfortable on stage, but by the middle of “3” she’s given a brief shoutout to the crowd and gotten in sync, just in time to launch into “… Baby One More Time” and “Oops!… I Did It Again,” clad in black and donning a short brown wig, letting us know this was new Britney revisiting old Britney — we weren’t going to get a red leather body suit or the heart thump dance move tonight.


'Britney Jean' nets Britney Spears her worst opening week ever; Garth Brooks and Duck Dynasty carry on


When her Las Vegas residency begins at the end of the month, Britney Spears should probably stay away from the roulette wheel, because numbers are not her friend at the moment.

Spears’ new album Britney Jean arrived this week, moving only 107,000 copies for a fourth-place finish on the Billboard 200. It’s the weakest opening week in Spears’ career, both by hard sales numbers and chart position (previously, her slowest sales week was the opening frame of her debut …Baby One More Time, which tallied 121,000 copies).

The numbers for Britney Jean are also a giant drop-off from the opening week of her previous album, 2011’s Femme Fatale, which sold 276,000 copies in its first week. It’ll be interesting to track Britney Jean moving into 2014, as she may get a bump from the just-released video for the single “Perfume” and another once her Vegas show gets rolling.

Britney had to dive out of the way of Garth Brooks, whose Blame It On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences took the number one spot on the chart this week. In its second full week of release, the WalMart-exclusive box set (containing six CDs, two DVDs, and retailing for around 25 bucks) sold 146,000 copies. Brooks is now tied for fourth place all-time for number one albums with nine (same as Barbra Streisand and the Rolling Stones). He trails the Beatles (19), Jay Z (13), Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Presley (both with 10). Expect Blame It On My Roots to stay strong during the holiday season. READ FULL STORY

Britney Spears' 'Perfume' video smells like... feelings! Watch it here

Remember when Britney Jean was super into love triangles?

No mas. On her latest single, “Perfume,” Brit takes on a romantic rival — and joins the “spray it don’t say it” school of relationship sabotage.

Watch the new video for her tortured three’s-a-crowd anthem below:

Britney Spears' new album 'Britney Jean' now streaming on iTunes


Got 36 minutes to spare? Then you have time to listen to Britney Spears’ new album, Britney Jean. The pop star’s eighth studio album and “most personal yet” is now streaming on iTunes a week before its official release.

The stream doesn’t feature any of the bonus tracks that the full CD will have, but along with the songs you’ve already heard, including “Work Bitch” and “Perfume,” there’s “Passenger” (written by Dr. Luke), club bangers like “Tik Tik Boom” and “Til It’s Gone,” and the duet “Chillin’ With You” with Spears’ sister Jamie Lynn. Apparently, their time together “chillin'” includes drinking wine and floating in the sky.

The complete album will be available for download Dec. 3. Britney hasn’t done too much promotion for Britney Jean, probably because she’s getting ready for her upcoming residency in Las Vegas at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

New Britney Spears track 'Alien': Hear it here

If you’re going to record a song called “Alien,” who better to recruit as a producer than William Orbit?

Britney Spears tapped the British producer, who is known for his work with the likes of Madonna and Blur, to helm the newly leaked track from her upcoming December album, Britney Jean. Find the warm, reverb-y track below. (“Work Bitch” this ain’t.)


Britney Spears reveals 'Britney Jean' album tracklist featuring T.I., Jamie Lynn, more


You betta track, list.

This morning, Britney Spears released the full song roster for her upcoming Britney Jean, due Dec. 3 — including the two singles already released, “Work Bitch” and “Perfume.” Also on board? Longtime collaborator and chief Pea, rapper T.I., and Britney’s baby sister Jamie Lynn.

Find it below: READ FULL STORY

Britney Spears spritzes fans with new single 'Perfume' -- LISTEN

We often hear the words “Britney Spears” and “Perfume” in the same sentence — the pop princess just released her 13th fragrance last month — but this time, we’re talking about her music: Spears posted her second Britney Jean single, “Perfume,” on her Facebook page Sunday.

Apologies to anyone expecting a scratch-and-sniff confection; “Perfume” is an angsty ballad in the vein of Spears’ “Everytime” or “Don’t Let Me Be the Last to Know.” She’s using her fragrance to mark her territory, hoping her scent lingers on her man so other ladies will keep their paws off.

Listen to the new track below:

Britney Spears writes letter to fans, unveils new album cover


Lady Gaga connects with fans by tweeting, Sinead O’Connor types long open letters, Miley Cyrus sends messages via twerk. But Britney Spears, she’s old-fashioned — she communicates with the people using pen and paper (and her official site).

In a handwritten message posted online today, Spears assures fans that her upcoming album Britney Jean will be “my most personal record yet… I want to show you the different sides of Britney Spears. I am a performer. I am a Mom. I am funny. I am your friend! I am Britney Jean.”

The singer also unveiled the album’s cover art, which features a neon heart on a gray Britney. You can take a look at that above, and then read her full letter below:  READ FULL STORY

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