Fact: Britney Spears has sold her luxury mansion for $7 million (£5.6 million). The 35-year-old Womanizer singer originally listed the five-bedroom property in Thousand Oaks, California, last year (16) for $8.9 million (£7.1 million), according to People.com, but agreed to reduce the price to offload the pad. Britney bought the home in 2012 for $6.7 million (£5.4 million).
Fact: Britney Spears thrilled fans at her Piece of Me show in Las Vegas on Wednesday (25Jan17) when she introduced singer Tinashe for the girls' Slumber Party collaboration. The new song was recently added to the set list, but Britney usually performs it under a big screen featuring Tinashe.
Quote: "I've been thinking about George Michael today, and the positive effect he’s had on this world. He was a brilliant artist, talented songwriter, inspiring performer, and did amazing things for the LGBTQ community. He will be missed, but his kind soul will never be forgotten. #RIPGeorgeMichael." Britney Spears pays tribute to George Michael following his death on Sunday (25Dec16).
Quote: "It's good, really angry, a really hardcore album. Most of the time it almost feels like a therapy album. I respect that. She's an artist and that's what she needs to touch on at this moment in her life." Britney Spears is a big fan of Beyonce's Lemonade album.
Fact: Britney Spears took advantage of her celebrity status to go on a free-for-all in a California mall as part of a TV comedy skit with comedienne Ellen DeGeneres. Britney walked out of a department store with a suit jacket, snagged a purse as she walked by a kiosk, and enjoyed a large cup of ice-cream without paying for the goods as her comic sidekick told cashier's and shop assistants she shouldn't have to pay for anything because she's a celebrity. Britney even ate the tasty treat in a furnishings store window and took it with her as she and Ellen pretended to take a nap in a display bed.
Quote: "Aerosmith seems really good and bright. He's a genius I think. He's very rock n' roll. He sings from his soul. Gwen Stefani, I think she's great. Justin Timberlake is very good." Britney Spears admits she would love to work with her ex-boyfriend and fellow pop superstar Justin Timberlake.
Fact: Drake, Britney Spears, Ariana Grande, Usher and U2 were announced as part of the line-up at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada on Monday (25Jul16). The event will take place in the city's T-Mobile Arena, on 23 and 24 September (16) and will also feature performances from Pitbull and British rockers Tears For Fears.
Fact: Britney Spears beat the heat at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday (22May16) by going without pants in a chic, long-sleeved one-piece. The pop icon walked the red carpet in a lacy, black, see-through number, showing off her skimpy underwear and tanned legs while wearing thigh-high, fishnet style boots. Britney is set to receive the Millennium Award at the prizegiving, which she opened with a medley of her biggest hits.
Quote: "I like to go to class, I like to compete with people. I get on the treadmill and I try to run as fast as they do. So I like to be with a bunch of people and I go to classes." Britney Spears likes to be competitive when she's working out.
Fact: Britney Spears received a sweet birthday gift from pal Miley Cyrus on Wednesday (02Dec15) after the Wrecking Ball hitmaker sent her a bunch of balloons to spell out the 34 year old's name. The birthday girl shared a photo of herself and her family standing under the silver helium decorations on Instagram and captioned it, "Had the CUTEST surprise party today!!! A special thank you to Miss @MileyCyrus for sending these awesome balloons!"
Fact: Britney Spears had two very special guests in the audience at her Piece of Me Las Vegas residency show on Friday (20Nov15) - Beyonce and Jay Z. The hip-hop supercouple was spotted attempting to make a low-key exit during the final song of the pop star's set after enjoying VIP seats at the AXIS Theater at the Planet Hollywood resort.
Fact: Britney Spears surprised a group of young fans at a Las Vegas dance studio earlier this week (09Nov15) when she showed up unannounced to teach them a few moves. The pop star, who is currently performing in Sin City, made arrangements to visit the class at the beginning of November, but asked owner Fern Adair to keep the news to herself. Britney then turned up and spent an hour with the youths, choreographing a dance to Pharrell Williams' Happy.
Fact: Britney Spears has snapped up a new Los Angeles address for over $7 million (£4.4 million). The Toxic singer's new pad comes with five bedrooms, tennis courts, and infinity pool - and a three-hole golf course. According to TMZ.com, Spears already owns another property in the area.
Fact: Pop star Britney Spears has found a new friend in Kate Hudson after crashing the actress' game night outing on Saturday (03Oct15). The two blonde beauties shared photos of their impromptu get-together on social media, with Hudson posting, "That moment when @britneyspears shows up to your game night and your (sic) all like #itsbritneyb**ch". Spears responded with her own Instagram snap on Sunday (04Oct15), which she captioned, "Two blondes... Too much fun. Loved hanging with you last night @katehudson!"
Fact: Britney Spears was a last-minute addition to the presenters at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night (30Aug15) and stepped up to present the prizegiving's first trophy, Male Video of the Year, to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars for Uptown Funk.
Quote: "I love Taylor Swift. I think she's adorable. I love her music. Her music makes me so happy. She's very level-headed. She's a very, very smart girl, very wise." Britney Spears is a fan of Taylor Swift.
Fact: Britney Spears made an unlikely appearance at the annual ESPYS sports awards prizegiving on Wednesday (15Jul15), as she and American footballer J.J. Watt presented the Best Female Athlete prize to fighter-turned-actress Ronda Rousey. The dominant UFC star was also named Best Fighter, beating boxing champ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Tweet: "I wish for you today, that you find great joy in the joy you spark in others. If nothing else, I hope you're happy just in knowing that you made me happy. It is never lost on me the love with which I have been blessed." Britney Spears' ex-boyfriend CHARLIE EBERSOL says goodbye to his famous girlfriend with a tender and grateful social media post.
Quote: "She's a very sweet girl. She has a great accent." Britney Spears on her Pretty Girls collaborator Iggy Azalea.
Fact: Britney Spears reunited with her Toxic music video star Tyson Beckford on Wednesday (20May15) when she invited him up onstage during her Las Vegas residency and paraded the leashed model around on all fours for the song Freakshow. The singer returned the favour later that night by cheering on Beckford as he headlined at Chippendales male strip club.
Fact: Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea will hit the stage together at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. The hot couple is expected to perform new song Pretty Girls and Spears can't wait - she tweeted: "Time to put the rumors to bed & take #PrettyGirls to the stage! CAN'T WAIT to perform w/ @IGGYAZALEA at the #BBMAs!" The 2015 Billboard Music Awards will take place on 18 May (15).
Fact: Britney Spears has moved into the luxury Las Vegas property where SIR Elton John lived during his Caesers Palace residency. The Piece Of Me hitmaker, who has a residency at the Planet Hollywood resort in Sin City, moved in on Wednesday (15Apr15) just a day after the Rocket Man singer left.
Fact: Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea is stepping behind the camera to co-direct the music video for her much-anticipated Pretty Girls duet with Britney Spears. The Fancy hitmaker has previously co-directed the videos for her songs Trouble and Black Widow.
Quote: "For my birthday in December (14) we made waffles on the floor, with candles, and he bought me a real beautiful cake and a beautiful gift that I have on the wall. One of my favourite songs is Thank U (by) Alanis Morissette, and he put all the words to the song in a long frame. It was really thoughtful." Britney Spears coos about new boyfriend Charlie Ebersol's perfect birthday treat.
Quote: "For our first date he said, 'What do you want to do?' and I said, 'Cook for me,' so he made fish, mushrooms, avocado with a dressing, and tomatoes and mozzarella. It was amazing. There was something about him that made me feel really peaceful and at ease. He was really hot, too. Adorably hot." Britney Spears recalls her first date with producer boyfriend CHARLIE EBERSOL, who she was introduced to by her assistant last year (14).
Fact: Lady GaGa has taken her love for her French Bulldog, Asia, to the next level by creating an Instagram account for the pet pooch. Asia Kinney, who took on the last name of the pop star's actor fiance Taylor Kinney, joined the photo sharing site over the weekend (21-22Mar15) and already boasts more than 15,000 followers.
Quote: "They relate to him really well and they have fun together. He's refreshing to be around and really light-hearted." Pop star Britney Spears' sons Preston and Jayden are fans of her new boyfriend, TV producer CHARLIE EBERSOL, who she began dating last year (14).
Quote: "I saw her song on Tv and I was like a kid in a candy store. I was like, 'I love Iggy, I love that video, I want to work with her...' It was really weird because a week after that her manager was like, 'She's a huge fan of yours'. I was like, 'Let's do something together', so it worked out." Britney Spears reveals she's working on new music with Iggy Azalea.
Fact: Christina Aguilera showed off her best vocal impressions of Cher, Britney Spears and Shakira during an appearance on America's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday (23Feb15) as she took part in a fun game. The pop star teamed up with host Jimmy Fallon and used his Musical Impressions Generator to randomly select the person she would have to try and emulate and the song she would have to sing. Among the songs she had to belt out were nursery rhyme This Little Piggy and the Golden Girls Tv theme tune.
Quote: "I'm incredibly lucky because she's an amazing woman. I mean, you can't look past all of the incredible accomplishments that she has, but the one thing that we have that we get to enjoy is not having to share it with the world... We have a great time because we don't go out. We talk about being homebodies; it's not just accidental, it's by design." Britney Spears' boyfriend Charlie Ebersol loves spending time with the singer out of the public eye.
Quote: "They're complicated because the birthday cake war has gotten so out of control that now I feel like I've gotta overreact... I got her a big birthday cake for her birthday and then she got a bigger birthday cake for me for my birthday, so we're starting to ramp (it) up a little bit." Britney Spears' boyfriend Charlie Ebersol admits he is preparing a lavish Valentine's Day (14Feb15) surprise to try and outdo the pop star's efforts on his birthday in late December (14).
Fact: Britney Spears has shown her exes what they're missing in a series of new lingerie shots promoting her Intimate Britney collection. The pop star debuted the first shot from her new campaign via social media on Thursday (05Feb15). In it, she poses in a window, wearing only black bra, panties, stilettos and a fluffy white robe. Her caption reads: "Here it is as promised! New collection #Elvira from @IntimateBritney will be on sale next week!"
Tweet: "Thanks for coming last night, girl! Looks like you had so much fun! Loved all the videos you got." Britney Spears was thrilled to see superfan Chloe Grace Moretz's footage from her Saturday night (31Jan15) concert in Las Vegas.
Tweet: "It's easy for us moms to feel dull and invisible at times but this put some pep in my step. Thank you, Jennifer, for being you. Just saw the new movie 'Boy Next Door.' @JLo is so beautifully strong and inspiring…" Britney Spears is a big fan of Jennifer Lopez's new thriller.
Fact: Britney Spears was presented with a giant cake to celebrate the one year anniversary of her Las Vegas residency on Saturday (27Dec14). Spears posed onstage with her dancers following Saturday night's performance. The Britney: Piece of Me show at the Planet Hollywood Casino and Resort will reportedly run until 2017.
Quote: "My personal life is my personal life, but I will say this: If I had not gone through what I've gone through, I would not have been prepared to be in a relationship of any kind, much less in one with someone like Britney, who has the enormous heart that she does. I can't imagine. Everybody deserves to be loved." Britney Spears' new boyfriend Charlie Ebersol claims learning to love himself after being victimised by bullies as a kid has helped to prepare him for romance with the pop superstar.
Fact: Britney Spears' sons gave mum a 33rd birthday treat on Tuesday (02Dec14) when they wrote a massive greeting in the sand during a day at the beach in California. Proud mum posted a photo of the 'Happy Birthday' message on Twitter.com, along with the caption, "Thx for all the wonderful birthday wishes today, everyone! And of course thank u to these 2 cuties for theirs."
Tweet: "Every year on my birthday the amount of love and gifts I receive from my fans reminds me of how truly blessed I am!" Britney Spears feels lucky and grateful as she celebrates her 33rd birthday on Tuesday (02Dec14).
Quote: "Yes, there is a special someone. It's very new." Britney Spears responds to rumours she's dating producer and writer Charlie Ebersol, the son of Saturday Night Live creator DICk Ebersol. The singer dumped boyfriend David Lucado in August (14).
Tweet: "So excited for Halloween! Join me at the #PieceOfMe show that night, I'll be in the spirit on stage. Bonus points if you're dressed as me!" Britney Spears makes plans to trick or treat in Las Vegas.
Tweet: "Happy sweet 16 to Baby One More Time! Where did the time go!? Thx (thanks) to my fans for supporting me since my 1st single (sic)." Britney Spears celebrates the anniversary of the release of her 1998 breakout song.
Fact: Britney Spears is showing off a fresh new look after chopping off her long blonde locks. The pop superstar stepped out in Germany with a bob on Thursday (25Sep14) as she promoted her new lingerie collection.
Quote: "She was just like this little bunny rabbit, you just wanted to (be nasty to her), the character. I really like (her)." Actress Kim Cattrall didn't have to dig deep to be rude to her onscreen daughter Britney Spears' character in their 2002 movie Crossroads.
Quote: "I would love to see Kate in my underwear designs. That would be splendid. I'm going to send her one of every piece. So she'll have plenty to choose from." Britney Spears would love to see Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge wearing items from her new Intimate underwear range.
Quote: "They used talcum powder to get me in it. I was dripping of sweat (sic) all day through the thing and that's the day the camera fell on my head. I had to get like four or five stitches. And I had to be cut out of it. It was not my fave (favourite) day." Britney Spears on the famous skintight red catsuit she donned for her Oops!... I Did It Again music video.
Quote: "I love Katy Perry. I'd love to do something with her." Britney Spears hopes to duet with the Teenage Dream star.
Tweet: "Just when I thought the denim dress had retired... you bring it back! You looked amazing tonight." Britney Spears gives her approval to fellow pop star Katy Perry, who mimicked the singer's 2001 style by wearing a denim dress to the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night (24Aug14) .
Quote: "I never thought this debate would be quite so heated. Autotune has always been a hot-button topic... Regardless of the fun and games that we have with studio production, the main thing to keep in mind with Ms. Spears is that tens of millions (hundreds of millions?) of people enjoy the music. That's pretty much the be-all and end-all of it. And charisma is charisma. No software ever invented can manufacture that." Producer William Orbit vouches for Britney Spears' musical talents once again after she came under attack following the leak of a tuneless recording of her 2013 track Alien. He initially spoke out in support of the pop star last week (ends11Jul14), when the audio first hit headlines.
Tweet: "Wow @beatsbydre!!! Congrats (sic) to all my friends there on your new deal with Apple, how exciting!" Britney Spears congratulates Dr. DrE and music mogul Jimmy Iovine following the sale of their Beats Electronics company. Apple bosses acquired the firm for $3 billion earlier this week.
Fact: Britney Spears recently treated new bride Stephanie Huntingdon to backstage passes to her concert residency in Las Vegas after video footage of a dance routine performed at her wedding to the sounds of the pop star's hit Work, B**ch went viral. The singer was so impressed by the clip, led by the newlywed's Man of Honour, she invited Huntingdon and two pals to join her for a meet-and-greet, reports Tmz.com.
Fact: A waiter who took home a piece of gum he nabbed from a plate Britney Spears used at Soho House in Los Angeles has reportedly been fired. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter the waiter had the chewed gum framed after Britney left it behind in January (14).
Quote: "The dancers were helping me with the back part of my dress. It was really kind of crazy." Britney Spears admits she was shocked last month (Dec13) when one of her stage costumes for her Las Vegas residency became unzipped during a performance.
Quote: "I came out to Britney Spears in 2004. Something was about to hit in the press about her, and the only thing I could think of to make her stop crying was to tell her I'm gay. So I sat her on my bed and I'm like, 'Well, I'm gay!'" Former 'N Sync member Lance Bass on distracting his pal Britney Spears from tabloid gossip.
Fact: Britney Spears is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the annulment of her 55-hour Las Vegas wedding. The pop star, who recently returned to Sin City to kickstart a two-year concert residency at the Planet Hollywood resort, wed childhood crush Jason Alexander on 3 January, 2004. The booze-fuelled union was cancelled two days later when Lisa M. Brown, a Clark County Family Court judge, signed off on the annulment papers and announced the brief marriage was over.
Quote: "Bruno Mars is so different and fresh, and Justin Timberlake is, too. It's inspiring for me, and it makes people eager to listen to music, which helps everyone... (I look up to) Beyonce, what she did with her (surprise release) album was genius, really brilliant." Britney Spears is a big fan of her pop peers, including ex-boyfriend Timberlake.
Quote: "I would love to act. I would love to do movies. If it was the right part, it would be really cool... I love funny movies." Britney Spears tells Eonline.com she is eager to return to acting again, despite receiving a slew of negative reviews for her 2002 movie Crossroads.
Quote: "I love sex. I think sex is great. But I feel a little bit differently about it now than I used to. Sometimes I feel like I'm 20 and sometimes I feel like I'm 50." Mother-of-two Britney Spears enjoys getting intimate.
Quote: "I'm not built for this industry because I am so shy. I have always been kind of shy, since I was a little girl. It's who I am to be modest, so I really can't help it... It's almost like it's my alter ego when I get on stage... I turn into this different person, seriously. Bipolar disorder." Pop superstar Britney Spears opens up about her severe social anxiety.
Fact: Pop superstar Miley Cyrus will celebrate the opening of the new Las Vegas venue of popular Hollywood hotspot Beacher's Madhouse at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on 27 December (13) - the same night Britney Spears launches her Planet Hollywood residency.
Fact: Britney Spears' little sister Jamie Lynn performed her rendition of the pop superstar's Oops!... I Did It Again! at a show in Georgia, Atlanta last week (05Dec13).
Quote: "I would do a duet with Lady Gaga. I think that would be a lot of fun. I think she's very different and interesting and intricate, and I like her as an artist. And Gwen Stefani as well! I love Gwen Stefani, and I think she is very cool." Britney Spears names the stars she'd like to work with in the future.
Quote: "When I was younger, I cared a lot more about what I wore. But the older you get, the more you think about what's easy and comfortable. And, as a mum, I'm a little bit more conservative." Britney Spears has toned down her personal wardrobe since having kids. The singer is mother to two young sons with her ex-husband, Kevin Federline.
Quote: "In this business, you make a deal with the devil... What I do calls for me to look good. People expect that. I kind of take it as my job." Britney Spears feels it is her duty to get into tip-top in shape for her Las Vegas residency.
Quote: "Just get another guy really quick! I think if you get another boyfriend, it's really easy to get over it." Britney Spears shares her advice about relationship break-ups. The singer split from fiance Jason Trawick in January (13) and subsequently moved on to lawyer David Lucado.
Quote: "A doctor I see, (Beverly Hills plastic surgeon) Dr. (Raj) Kanodia, does fun stuff to me sometimes - I've had lip injections before." Britney Spears confesses she's had some minor enhancements.
Quote: "The craziest rumour I've ever heard about myself was probably that I died. It was on the radio... and my family calls me and they're wondering if I'm dead. I'm like, 'I'm here!' It was pretty odd." Britney Spears was baffled by death rumours.
Tweet: "She's been working on her first album in Nashville for a while and I thought it would be really cool to have her on my album. She's more of a country artist and I'm obviously pop so we figured we would meet in the middle." Britney Spears on teaming up with sister Jamie Lynn in the studio.
Tweet: "This one was very therapeutic for me. Sometimes a girl needs to remind herself not to cry and that life will go on." Britney Spears on recording new track Don't Cry.
Quote: "The show is probably the hardest show that I've ever done. I'm rehearsing really really hard for it. I'm dancing the most I've ever danced. It's gonna be fun." Britney Spears is working hard for the start of her new Las Vegas residency, Britney: Piece of Me, at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. The singer kicks off the two-year engagement on 27 December (13).
Quote: "When I was bad, I would always be called Britney Jean. That was a term of endearment that my family would call me. So I wanted to share that with my fans." Britney Spears explains her reasons for calling her new album Britney Jean.
Tweet: "Release day! Feedback so far has been truly incredible. I love u all! I want to dedicate #BritneyJean to all of the fans who have waited so patiently. So happy to share my heart with y'all - this one's for you!" Britney Spears thanks fans who are buying up copies of her new album Britney Jean in their droves. The album was released on Tuesday (03Dec13), a day after Spears' 32nd birthday.
Quote: "My dad's a little crazy like that... (but) they get along." Britney Spears confirms reports her father requested a background check on her new boyfriend David Lucado when she started dating him.
Quote: "The other day they told me to be full-out and I wasn't full-out, I was extremely full-out and I got whiplash, and I couldn't move my head for, like, two weeks, but it's fine now." Rehearsals for pop superstar Britney Spears' upcoming Las Vegas residency have been dangerous.
Quote: "I'm just a normal girl. I love doing yoga, I love reading, I love being bored, I love sleeping in my bed, I love breakfast in bed... Britney B**ch is my alter-ego; she comes out onstage." Britney Spears insists she's just a normal mum when she's not performing.
Quote: "I'm in love... I like the fact that (he is) very stubborn and he's stuck in his ways. He's just a simple man. I adore him. He's really funny and he's really passionate. I love the fact that anything he's involved in he's passionate about and it's contagious." Britney Spears opens up about her relationship with boyfriend David Lucado.
Quote: "I really like Justin Timberlake's Holy Grail. I like that song, I think it's mystical." Britney Spears reveals her song of the moment is by her superstar ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake and rapper Jay Z.
Quote: "I have not been this sore in my entire life... When I started working out, I was sore for like, three days. I could hardly move. I'm really challenging myself with the choreography." Britney Spears has been suffering physical pain since starting the intense training scheme for her upcoming Las Vegas residency.
Fact: Britney Spears has been appointed ambassador for Vh1's Save the Music programme. She will join Hunter Hayes, Taye Diggs and British pop star Cher Lloyd among the celebrities who will help spread the word and raise money for music education programmes in public elementary and middle schools across America in 2014.
Quote: "I had a dream about him last night. We were just talking, having a conversation. I wish it was like that (racy)!" Britney Spears confesses to dreaming about her former Mickey Mouse Club co-star-turned-Hollywood hunk Ryan Gosling.
Quote: "He's co-producer. He's so much fun to work with because his energy is just electric. He's like a little kid, a little genius. When we get together we're just like 'let's put this down, let's put this down'. It's like a scientific experiment." Britney Spears thanks Will.I.Am for his hard work on her upcoming Britney Jean album.
Quote: "I'd like to have more kids. Settle down and have kids, maybe twins, and marry someone." Britney Spears has marriage on her mind.
Quote: "It's a personal album, and all my family, they always call me Britney Jean. It's like a term of endearment, and I just wanted to share that with my fans." Britney Spears on the thinking behind the title of her new album Britney Jean.
Fact: Britney Spears has named her upcoming album Britney Jean, a nod to her family's southern roots. She says, "They always call me Britney Jean. It's like a term of endearment. I just wanted to share that with my fans." The superstar's eighth studio release is due to hit music retailers in December (13).
Quote: "A lot of my hairstylists and beauticians that I work with are gay. So I hang out with gays a lot. I just think they are absolutely thrilling and adorable and hilarious." Britney Spears is a big fan of her gay entourage members.
Quote: "I put boxing gloves on her and I'll make her cartwheel to the left side, do a (boxing) combination, and then cartwheel to the right. Afterward, I make her climb a fence. It's about 10 feet high, and I make her climb four steps up, and four steps down eight times... and then we play tennis." Britney Spears' trainer Tony Martinez on the pop star's pre-Las Vegas residency work-out.
Fact: Award-winning lighting and touring director Baz Halpin, who has worked on tours by Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Swedish House Mafia, will mastermind Britney Spears' residency shows in Las Vegas, which begin on 27 December (13). Tickets go on sale on Friday (20Sep13).
Quote: "It’s an expose of her career. It’s 21 of her greatest hits, effectively, and some of the music from her eighth studio album. It’s a retrospective on some of the most iconic moments of her life, combined with the more contemporary stuff that she’s doing today." Kurt Melien, Vp of entertainment at Caesars Entertainment, on Britney Spears' upcoming residency in Las Vegas.
Quote: "It’s full exclusivity in North America. So she’ll be exclusive to Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood for two years in North America. If you live in the United States or Canada and you want to see Britney Spears in the next couple of years, Vegas is the place to do it... There will be at least one mid-week show and at least two weekend shows." Kurt Melien, Vp of entertainment at Caesars Entertainment, on the deal that brought Britney Spears to Las Vegas, where she'll be performing 100 shows over the next two years.
Quote: "I remember that age when I was just transferring into my career and doing more controversial things and the energy that you feel, all this chaos going on and she is on fire right now; she’s just a ball full of energy." Britney Spears on Miley Cyrus' racy routine at the MTV Video Music Awards last month (Aug13) - a decade after she hit headlines after locking lips with Madonna at the ceremony.
Fact: Britney Spears was 13 when she had her first kiss and the lucky man was Justin Timberlake, her co-star on U.S. variety show The Mickey Mouse Club. The couple did not go on to date until several years later, but split in 2002 after three years together.
Quote: "I think anytime that you do a performance that is that memorable you're going to have criticism. I think she is doing her thing. She is being herself, so I give props to her." Pop superstar Britney Spears has no problems with Miley Cyrus' controversial MTV Video Music Awards performance last month (Aug13) with Robin Thicke in Brooklyn, New York.
Quote: "During this album I had a breakup that I went through with Jason that I wrote a lot about." Singer Britney Spears will give fans a look into her broken engagement from Jason Trawick on her upcoming album. The couple parted ways in January (13) after four years together.
Tweet: "Work B**ch is going to premiere Worldwide this Monday, Sept 16th at 6pm Et. You can listen on @iHeartRadio or your local radio station. Work B**ch will be available on @iTunesMusic that night at 12:01am Et, Sept 17th... are u ready?!" Britney Spears announces release details for her comeback single.
Fact: Miley Cyrus has teamed up with Britney Spears for her new album, Bangerz. The We Can't Stop hitmaker revealed she had recorded the title song Sms (Bangerz) with the pop idol on Monday (09Sep13) after sharing the tracklisting for the forthcoming release on her Twitter.com blog. The project also includes collaborations with rappers Nelly, Big Sean, French Montana and Future.
Fact: Britney Spears has started teasing fans about a big announcement she has planned for 17 September (13) by posting a ticking clock on the front page of her website. The 'All Eyes on Me' timepiece counts down the days, hours, minutes, and seconds until the date. There's no clue as to what the big news is going to be, although the pop star has been working on a new album and is planning a Las Vegas residency that has yet to be confirmed.
Tweet: "You learn something every day! Never knew @S_C_ (Shawn Carter) was a fan of Toxic! That's Big Pimpin." Britney Spears is pleased to learn she has an admirer in Jay Z after he named her 2004 track as his favourite song by the pop star during a rare question and answer session with fans via Twitter.com on Monday (08Jul13).
Tweet: "My thoughts are with the Jackson family today. Honored to have shared a stage with him. Miss u Michael!" Britney Spears marks the fourth anniversary of the King of Pop's death on Tuesday (25Jun13).
Tweet: "Loving your new video for #WeCantStop @MileyCyrus! Maybe you can teach me how to twerk sometime." Britney Spears is a fan of Miley Cyrus' racy new promo.
Quote: "They were actually really, really good onset. They were, like, acting and my oldest son, Preston, was right on cue every time they would tell him to do something. They play themselves... We did the actual shoot of the video (and) I didn't see (them). I was in hair and make-up, so later on I got to see what they actually did on camera and it was adorable." Britney Spears' sons feature in mum's new video for her The Smurfs 2 song Ooh La La.
Quote: "It's quite possible, yes... (but) nothing's confirmed yet." Britney Spears insists her plans to stage a residency in Las Vegas are still up in the air.
Tweet: "#wecantstop blasting @mileycyrus new song! So hot!" Britney Spears is a big fan of the Party In The U.S.A. hitmaker's latest single, We Can't Stop.
Quote: "I am excited, I love (Las) Vegas any time I get to go there... I'm pumped, I haven't done a show in a really long time so it'll be fun." Britney Spears can't wait to start her much-anticipated Sin City residency.
Fact: A new figure of Britney Spears has been unveiled at Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York. The new statue, which features the pop star with curly blonde hair and a low-cut sparkly silver dress - similar to the outfit she wore to the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards - was unveiled on Tuesday (26Mar13).
Tweet: "So excited and happy for my sister, congrats (sic) Jamie Lynn Spears - love you." Britney Spears sends her congratulations to her younger sister following news of her engagement. Jamie Lynn Spears is set to wed boyfriend Jamie Watson. She announced the news over the weekend (02-03Mar13).
Fact: Fernando Flores, the bodyguard who sued Britney Spears for sexual harassment is now hunting ghosts as a member of the Orange County Paranormal Project in California.
Fact: Britney Spears has added a furry white pooch to her growing family of pets. Showing off a photo of the tiny dog on her Facebook.com page, she writes, "Say good morning to my new baby people." The singer previously adopted a pet named Hannah in November (12).
Tweet: "I'm at the studio recording a new song for my boys. They are going to freak out when they hear it. So excited! It's a surprise so keep it shhhhh and don't be grouchy. I'll fill you all in soon." Britney Spears has written a new song for her sons Sean Preston and Jayden James.
Fact: The leading ladies of the music world have all posed for a Vogue magazine cover celebrating the best of pop. The line-up includes Lady GaGa, Madonna, Britney Spears, Cher, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Jennifer Lopez.
Quote: "I did nothing. I went to dinner with my kids and that's it." Britney Spears had a very low-key 31st birthday celebration earlier this month (02Dec12).
Tweet: "Having an absolutely wonderful birthday. Thanks so much for the sweet wishes - I love you all!" Singer Britney Spears enjoyed turning 31 on Sunday (02Dec12).
Fact: Pop star Britney Spears celebrated her 31st birthday on Sunday (02Dec12).
Tweet: "I want you all to meet my new little baby girl @hannahspears How cute is she?!?!" Pop star Britney Spears has adopted a new puppy named Hannah. She debuted a photo of the little pooch on Twitter.com on Monday (26Nov12).
Quote: "I'm Ocd (obsessive compulsive disorder) to the point where I'm, like, completely anal, and he's the complete opposite, so we really kinda butt heads in that department." Britney Spears admits she and fiance Jason Trawick don't see eye to eye on neatness at home.
Fact: Leonardo Dicaprio, Bradley Cooper, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were among the stars who helped billionare businessman Jho Low celebrate his 31st birthday at the Wynn Las Vegas on Saturday (03Nov12). Pop star Britney Spears sang a short rendition of Happy Birthday, while other guests included Robert De Niro, Zoe Saldana, Paris Hilton, Swizz Beatz, Jamie Foxx, Busta Rhymes, and South Korean rapper Psy.
Quote: "I'm just so relieved that this is over with... I am so proud of each lawyer that represented our family in this. They were so prepared... I'm also very proud of and also very thankful for the judicial system and the judge. It took her a lot of patience and took a lot of time to listen to all that was said and I want to thank her so much for the decision that she made." Britney Spears' father Jamie is relieved after a Los Angeles judge dismissed a lawsuit against the family from the pop star's former manager Sam Lutfi.
Quote: "They try to figure out where I go when I go to film X Factor. They're like, 'Mommy's going off to be a superhero,' and then I get back, and they just see me as mommy. And then when I'm back working on the show, they say, 'Oh, Mommy's a superhero again!'" Britney Spears' sons are still trying to figure out what their mother does for a living now she's a judge/coach on U.S. Tv talent show The X Factor.
Quote: "I sit around in sweats all the time (but) I never wear socks. I hate socks." Britney Spears likes to be comfortable when she's at home.
Fact: Britney Spears has joined the upcoming Whitney Houston Tv tribute as a host. The pop star reveals she is "both honored and humbled" to help introduce segments at the We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston, which will also feature appearances from Taraji P. Henson, LL Cool J and Halle Berry, and performances from Usher, Jennifer Hudson and Celine Dion. The event will be taped in Los Angeles on Thursday (11Oct12) and will air in November (12).
Quote: "My make-up artist was on the road with me for, like, eight months and she was actually Simon's make-up artist at first, and we just talked about it and she talked about how much fun she had on the show and Simon decided to give me a charming phone call and I couldn't resist." Britney Spears on warming to the idea of becoming a judge on the second season of America's X Factor, which debuts on U.S. TV on Wednesday (12Sep12).
Fact: Britney Spears had a dance lesson during a recent appearance on comedienne Ellen DeGeneres' U.S. TV chat show when the host surprised her with an introduction to Korean Internet sensation Psy, who the pop superstar had raved about on Twitter.com. Spears told followers she wanted to dance just like the madcap Asian pop star after watching his Gangnam Style video online.
Quote: "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 and be make-up and hair ready every time I go out of my house. I'm not a believer in that, you know? When you do wear those sweats, you're like, 'Oh God, I should step it up a notch.'" Singer Britney Spears sometimes regrets her more casual outfits.
Tweet: "Ellen! Congrats on your Walk of Fame star - so well deserved! Can't wait to see you next week on The Ellen Show!" Britney Spears congratulates TV favourite Ellen DeGeneres on her Hollywood Walk of Fame honour, which she received on Tuesday (04Sep12).
Tweet: "Just left the studio w/ (with) @iamwill working (on) willpower... Can't wait for y'all to hear @iamwill's next single featuring me. Coming very soon. Stay tuned people...." Britney Spears reveals a new collaboration she's been working on with rapper will.i.am for his new album.
Quote: "Britney Spears asked about sex, and I'd tell (her) about positions and stuff. Eventually she told, and mothers complained to our bosses. But I feel guilty. Responsible for how sexual she is now... I think, 'Did I do that?'" Former child star Ryan Gosling used to give the Toxic hitmaker sex tips after meeting on Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Club during their teens.
Fact: Britney Spears has channelled Cleopatra for a new perfume advertisement. The pop star donned an extravagant headpiece, dramatic eye make-up and an all-gold ensemble as she transformed into the Queen of the Nile for her Fantasy Twist campaign.
Fact: Britney Spears fan Kara Hays, from Ohio, has spent $96,000 (£60,000) on surgery to look like the Toxic hitmaker.
Quote: "I was at a party (when I was 15) and Britney was there. Her PA (personal assistant) came up to me and said, 'Britney is a massive fan and would really like to meet you,' and I was, 'OK, not a problem,' and I went over and Britney just kind of turned and said, 'Hi' then turned away and carried on." Former child star Charlotte Church was snubbed by Britney Spears.
Quote: "I think I'm a fair judge. Sometimes it's kinda hard because I know what they've been through and being so young... and it's such a subtle and, like, delicate situation when they're that young, so you just have to use constructive criticism and be there for them... I don't think I'm the toughest judge." Britney Spears on her new role as an X Factor judge in the U.S.
Tweet: "Unfortunately Britney & Demi are now known as the gruesome twosome. V (very) happy to be back - Demi more annoying than ever, Britney has grown claws!" Simon Cowell is glad to be back on the judging panel of America's The X Factor, alongside co-stars Britney Spears and Demi Lovato, after a bout of illness.
Tweet: "I can't believe I'm actually saying this... but I miss SimonCowell. Hope you feel better soon!" Britney Spears can't wait for her fellow The X Factor judge to bounce back from a bout of bronchitis. The Brit pulled out of filming TV audition rounds in Kansas on Friday and Saturday (08-09Jun12) so he can rest at home in Los Angeles.
Quote: "I am having the most incredible time and love being able to sit next to Simon at the judging table. The talent has been tremendous." Britney Spears is relishing her role as a judge alongside Simon Cowell on the new series of America's The X Factor.
Tweet: "Britneywalksoff??? Lol (laugh out loud) was just taking a little break people. I am having the Best time!!!" Singer Britney Spears denies reports she stormed off the set of The X Factor during the first day of auditions in Texas on Thursday (24May12) after a contestant reportedly butchered her song Hold It Against Me.
Fact: Britney Spears' assistant Brett Miller's year-old marriage appears to be in tatters - her TV producer husband has filed for divorce. Spears was a bridesmaid when Miller wed Frank Lionetti in January, 2011. They separated on St. Valentine's Day (14Feb12).
Tweet: "Happy 21st birthday @jamielynnspears - love you and miss you!" Britney Spears celebrates her little sister's age milestone.
Quote: "There are a lot of discussions going on. I would love to confirm what's happening, but things move around a lot at the moment." Simon Cowell can't confirm reports he's in talks to sign Britney Spears up as a judge on the U.S. version of The X Factor.
Quote: "I'm not really interested in a ton of female musicians but there is something about Britney that compelled me - the way she sings and just the way she looks." Emerging singer Lana Del Rey looks up to pop icon Britney Spears.
Tweet: "I know everybody is excited about the Super Bowl, but I personally can't wait to see the next episode of Modern Family! Funniest show on TV. I would love to be on it!" Britney Spears is desperate for a cameo on her favourite TV sitcom.
Quote: "That song just came on the radio and I have to say, I love hearing Britney Spears sing my lyrics, every single day. It never gets old. I get so excited. It's better than any drug when you hear Britney Spears sing a song you wrote." KE$HA gets a kick out of hearing Britney Spears sing on Till The World Ends, which the TiK ToK star co-wrote.
Fact: Britney Spears' family joined her onstage in Puerto Rico on Saturday (10Dec11) to help celebrate the final date on her Femme Fatale world tour. The pop superstar's mum Lynne, boyfriend Jason Trawick, sons Sean Preston and Jayden James, sister Jamie-Lynn and her daughter Maddie all danced around as the singer performed her track I Wanna Go.
Tweet: "Since I'm on tour, I'm gonna do my Holiday shopping online this year..but I need ur help picking out gifts. Let's start w/ mom! Any ideas?" Britney Spears turns to her fans for present ideas this Christmas (11).
Quote: "Trying to get up and go work out in the morning (is hard). I haven't worked out in, like, two weeks. Sometimes it's hard to be motivated. But once you get up and you do it, you feel like you've conquered the world." Britney Spears struggles to stick to her strict work out regime to keep her body in shape.
Fact: Britney Spears is the unlikely star of shock rocker Marilyn Manson's new video. The pop singer writhes around in lingerie surrounded by spooky masked dancers as Manson screeches his hard rock cover of the Eurythmics' Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This). Manson doesn't appear in the promo, which leaked online on Tuesday (15Nov11).
Fact: Britney Spears celebrated Halloween in London with her two sons on Monday (31Oct11). The singer, who performed on her Femme Fatale tour that night, posed for a picture with her boyfriend Jason Trawick and her two young boys, Jayden and Sean, who were dressed as Batman and a ninja. She posted the snap on her Twitter.com page with the caption: "Loved celebrating Halloween in Londontown with my family!"
Quote: "Eating healthy. I've been working out... This company gave me a prototype on this ab machine. I'd love to give you the secret, however, I signed a bunch of stuff and I can't give the name of it yet... A couple of those pictures popped up in the past; I let myself go a little bit (and) I had to do something." Britney Spears' boyfriend Jason Trawick on his toned-up physique in the pop star's new video Criminal.
Tweet: "Watching the Vma tribute again... truly love it. Still stunned to have received the Video Vanguard Award and Best Pop Video." Britney Spears thoroughly enjoyed the most-watched MTV Video Music Awards ever. The singer picked up the Best Pop Video prize and the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard honour at the event on Sunday (28Aug11).
Quote: "I'd probably be a teacher. I love kids, and even in what I do now one of my favorite parts of my day is getting to meet my fans before the show. Especially the little ones. They are always so cute. I'd specialise in reading and history." Britney Spears would have taught young children if she hadn't had found fame as a pop superstar.
Fact: Britney Spears treated reality TV star Paul 'Pauly D' Delvecchio a night to remember on Thursday (11Aug11) by giving the Jersey Shore star a sexy lap dance during a tour stop in Montreal, Canada. The Toxic hitmaker usually performs the sexy segment with one lucky fan as part of a routine onstage during her Femme Fatale show, and Thursday's fortunate guy was DelVecchio, who regular opens the concerts with a DJ set.
Quote: "I think she's great. She's a great artist in every way and I'm really happy for her. I think she has a distinct sound when she raps. It really stands out and sets her apart from everyone else. I'm happy she's able to be on tour with me because that's just amazing." Britney Spears is a big fan of her Femme Fatale tour mate Nicki Minaj.
Quote: "It's a lot of fun. I like being busy. The shows have been equally amazing. The crowds have been so good each night and that gives you the adrenaline you need to get through the show. It just pumps you up. Every night is a blast." Britney Spears is enjoying being back onstage, thrilling fans on her Femme Fatale tour across North America.
Quote: "I didn't get to see her record the track, but I have met her and she's super sweet. She's the queen of pop music, so it was quite a compliment that she wanted to record it. For her to then put it out as a single is f**king amazing. That song was written specifically for Britney - I put my brain in Britney Spears land and wrote that whole song for her." KE$HA was delighted by Britney Spears' decision to release the track she wrote for her - 'Till The World Ends.
Fact: Britney Spears has come face-to-face with a group of U.S. marines who mimicked her Hold It Against Me video while stationed in the Middle East. She gave them free tickets to her show in Anaheim, California on Friday night (24Jun11) and had her picture taken with the group.
Quote: "It was awesome. I didn't know (she had written it). I heard the song and I fell in love with it. I thought it was really fun and catchy. (And then) I went in the studio and on the thing it said, 'co-written by Britney Spears,' and I almost had a heart attack. So it is an honour. I'm very excited." Singer Selena Gomez admits she was thrilled to find out her idol Britney Spears wrote a song for the Disney star's new album.
Tweet: "Can't sleep. Way too much adrenaline right now. Sacramento was on fire tonight..." Britney Spears was left buzzing following the opening night of her Femme Fatale tour in Sacramento, California, on Thursday night (16Jun11).
Quote: "I'm really excited. I'm probably going to be extra nervous the day before. We’ve been working hard for, like, two months now, and everything's coming together really good." Britney Spears can't wait to kick off her Femme Fatale tour on Thursday (16Jun11), when she will take to the stage in Sacramento, California.
Quote: "I eat really clean right now. I have an instructor... who is gonna be on the road with me and he actually does a lot of my meals... and I run a lot." Britney Spears on how she plans to stay fit on tour.
Quote: "We haven't spoken in nine or 10 years. We were two birds of the same feather - small-town kids, doing the same thing. But then you become adults, and the way you were as kids doesn't make any sense... I was a totally different person. I just don't think we were normal; there was nothing normal about our existence." Justin Timberlake reminisces about his time with ex-girlfriend Britney Spears.
Quote: "They are both little actors and so charismatic, I wouldn't be surprised at all." Britney Spears' two young sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James, are already showing an interest in the entertainment industry.
Quote: "I rehearse when my boys are in school. So when I'm home I have all my free time with them." Britney Spears is working around her two sons' school schedules as she prepares for her upcoming U.S. tour.
Quote: "I guess she's really taught me to stay true to myself. That seems like a simple thing to say, but she taught me through action, not just by saying it. There are so many people around you that have opinions, but you just have to listen to your instincts." Britney Spears on the biggest piece of advice she's been given from pop idol Madonna.
Quote: "Ten years ago at the Billboard awards, I wore this orange hat and orange bra and orange booty pants and purple fishnets. Oh, and I had an orange jacket on... I actually thought I looked hot at the time. But, um, I definitely stood out... People were talking about it, but not in a good way." Pop superstar Britney Spears cringes at the thought of her biggest fashion mistake.
Quote: "I love S&M and Only Girl by Rihanna; that's why I jumped on the S&M remix. She's really cool. I like her a lot." Britney Spears is full of admiration for her pop peer.
Quote: "I would! That would be awesome. I wouldn't be a tough judge, though." Pop superstar Britney Spears would jump at the chance to follow in Jennifer Lopez's footsteps and sit on the judging panel on hit reality show American Idol.
Quote: "I think he's adorable. I just saw his movie, and I really didn't realise how big he was. He's enormous; he's just Mr. Man. A lot of the movie is really similar to what I did when I was starting out. I did a promo tour for a year, going into radio stations and all that. It was so cool to see our similarities." Britney Spears has been converted into a Justin Bieber fan after watching his concert documentary Never Say Never.
Quote: "I've been starstruck by Brad. When I saw him I actually ran up and said, 'Hello'. I was just like, 'Oh my goodness'. I couldn't believe it. It was just out of this world - a very cool experience." Britney Spears was overwhelmed when she met Hollywood hunk Brad Pitt.
Fact: Britney Spears' mother Lynne has a new job as a skincare saleswoman after signing up as a representative for Rodan + Fields Dermatologists. She will set up home appointments with customers, selling products ranging from moisturisers to vitamin supplements.
Quote: "Their new favourite thing is dressing up as different superheroes, and they're just so cute! They especially love Batman and Spider-Man." Britney Spears' sons Sean Preston, five, and Jayden James, four, are obsessed with comic book heroes.
Quote: "Jayden is the youngest, and he might be the mama's boy. He's very outgoing, always making us laugh, and he's very creative. Preston is definitely the big brother. He's very independent. He's really, really smart and thinks everything through." Britney Spears is enjoying watching her two young sons with ex-husband Kevin Federline develop their own distinct personalities.
Quote: "We have such a great time together! He makes me laugh and we are so comfortable being ourselves... We love getting away for the weekend. Some of our favourite spots are Las Vegas, Hawaii or Mexico." Britney Spears enjoys short vacations with her agent boyfriend Jason Trawick.
Quote: "Maybe. Never say never!" Britney Spears is refusing to rule out the idea of remarrying. The singer, currently dating her agent Jason Trawick, previously wed dancer Kevin Federline, and she had her quickie marriage to childhood sweetheart Jason Alexander annulled in 2004, 55 hours after exchanging vows in Las Vegas.
Fact: Britney Spears appeared briefly at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday (02Apr11) in a pre-taped skit with Jack Black's animated panda, Po. The pop star pretended to be in the audience and the victim of the Kung Fu Panda's noodle spill. She was left brushing the food off her shoulder when the startled panda dropped his bowl.
Quote: "My mum said, 'When you have a bad day, eat ice-cream.' That's the best advice." Britney Spears on the best advice she's ever received.
Quote: "Honestly, I wish them the best, without question... Good for them, and of course I wish them well." Britney Spears' former love rival Shar Jackson sends her congratulations to her ex-boyfriend and father of her two kids, Kevin Federline, following reports he is expecting a baby with his girlfriend Victoria Prince. The former dancer also shares two sons with his pop star ex-wife.
Fact: Britney Spears is offering one lucky Facebook fan the ultimate prize - a meet-and-greet on the set of one of her upcoming videos.
Fact: Britney Spears has given fans a glimpse of two rarely seen tattoos after posing in fishnet tights for Out magazine. The singer shows off a crucifix and a star design, inked on her inner thighs.
Quote: "I only have eyes for men." Britney Spears tells gay publication Out Magazine that no woman could make her think twice about her sexuality.
Quote: "Someone once told me that the ...Baby One More Time video should be me as a superhero fighting a giant robot monster." Britney Spears on the worst advice she has ever been given.
Quote: "When it's time to pull and tuck, I'm sure I will consider it." Britney Spears on how she feels about plastic surgery.
Quote: "We're really normal. We just like to watch movies. We work out a lot, we take walks." Britney Spears on life at home with agent boyfriend Jason Trawick.
Fact: Britney Spears will launch her live music comeback with a three-song free performance in New York for breakfast show Good Morning America, before heading out on a summer tour.
Quote: "I think (it's) my best work yet. I love the album... It's definitely something that you want to work out to. It's definitely upbeat. Will.i.am's on the record and I'm a dancer so it's definitely something I can work with. It's just really fun, it's a really really fun record." Britney Spears is a big fan of her new album Femme Fatale.
Quote: "I consider myself a songwriter before and above everything else, so it's an honour to write for one of pop music's biggest icons." KE$HA was delighted to pen Britney Spears' new single Till The World Ends.
Fact: Britney Spears' new single Till The World Ends was co-written by pop star KE$HA.
Quote: "I love to cook, especially for my boys. I also make a mean southern sweet tea from a recipe my mum passed on to me. It's really good. I love it. I make it for my boys all the time." Britney Spears likes serve up homecooked treats to her sons Sean, five, and Jayden, four.
Fact: Britney Spears reportedly made $500,000 (£333,300) from endorsing products during her new video Hold it Against Me. Products featured in the video included Sony TVs and dating website Plenty of Fish.
Tweet: "Hope you guys love it as much as I do. If you didn't, I'll kung fu kick you like I did to that chick in the video." Britney Spears after debuting her new video for Hold It Against Me.
Quote: "Poor old Britney. I think people attacked her so much because her looks were her livelihood - so much depended on that sexy image that, when that failed, people immediately commented on it." British singer Marina Diamandis felt sorry for Britney Spears during her much-publicised meltdown in 2007, during which she famously shaved her head.
Tweet: "I love Lady Gaga. I think she's a really interesting artist." Britney Spears is a fan of her pop rival.
Quote: "I just came from the studio right now. It's a monster. It's mean, pretty, edgy, next level. But the beat just... It's that beat. She's singing fresh over it. It's something that today needs." WILL.I.AM is excited about his collaboration with Britney Spears.
Tweet: "I've poured my heart and soul into this album over the last two years. I've put everything I have into it. This album is for you, my fans, who have always supported me and have stuck by me every step of the way! I love you all!" Britney Spears dedicates her upcoming album, Femme Fatale, to her fans. The record is set for release in March (11).
Fact: Vanessa Hudgens is taking over from Britney Spears as the new face of clothing line Candie's, following in the footsteps of Fergie and Hilary Duff. Hudgens, says, "Ever since I saw Fergie do the ads for Candie's I fell in love. It's such an honour to be able to be a Candie's girl now."
Quote: "Oh Em Gee! (oh my God). Just got the new Britney Spears song on iTunes hold it against me! It is my new jam! Obsessed! Can't quit dancing on set! Go check it!" Miley Cyrus, who is currently filming new movie SO UNDERCOVER, can't get enough of BRITNEY SPEARS' new track HOLD IT AGAINST ME, which broke U.S. radioplay records following its release on Monday (10Jan11).
Tweet: "Seriously, I have the best fans ever. I love you all so much!! Everything I do is for you! xoxo Brit." Britney Spears thanks her Twitter.com followers for their positive feedback following the world premiere of her new single, Hold It Against Me, on Monday (10Jan11).
Quote: "My birthday weekend away with Jason was amazing. Best birthday of my life!" Britney Spears on her weekend in Conchas Chinas, Mexico with boyfriend Jason Trawick. The agent surprised the birthday girl with a red-velvet cake he had shipped from Los Angeles to Mexico.
Tweet: "I'm almost done with my new album and it will be coming out this March. I AM IN L-O-V-E WITH IT!" Britney Spears gushes about her upcoming release.
Quote: "It makes me feel lucky to have a strong support system. I had mum and dad travelling with me at a young age, and they were concerned for my welfare. That's why I'm able to do what I do." Singer/actress Mandy Moore credits her stable upbringing during her years as a child star with helping her avoid the pitfalls of fame, unlike her peers Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan.
Fact: Rockers Metallica have broken an attendance record at Sydney's famous Acer Arena previously held by Britney Spears. The band sold 74,244 tickets over four dates in September (10) and November (10), while Spears' Circus tour set the previous record at 66,247.
Fact: Scientists in Britain are conducting a new study into the musings of celebrity Twitter.com users including Britney Spears, Stephen Fry and Lily Allen. The posts will analysed for a report about identity construction and social media.
Quote: "She sent me some flowers. I got a note saying, 'Good job. Love Britney'. I got really nervous because I don't know what to send her back. I think I'm gonna make her a mug with our picture." GLEE star Heather Morris is thrilled with her special gift from Britney Spears after starring in the Toxic singer's tribute episode of the show, which aired in America last week (28Sep10).
Fact: Britney Spears' cameo on hit U.S. TV musical GLEE earned the show its highest ratings ever on Tuesday night (28Sep10). Over 13 million viewers tuned into to the Britney tribute show.
Tweet: "About to do my first shot of the day for Glee tweeties! Here we goooo!... What's up GLEEKS? Having so much fun on set!! Can't wait for you guys to see the episode!" Britney Spears took time out to Tweet to fans while shooting scenes for her guest appearance in hit TV show GLEE.
Tweet: "What's uuupppp tweethearts? Spending the day in the studio recording." Britney Spears confirms she is busy working on new material in preparation for her pop return.
Fact: Britney Spears checked out her pop competition on Wednesday night (11Aug10) when she attended Lady GaGa's concert at Los Angeles' Staples Center. The gig, part of the Poker Face hitmaker's The Monster Ball tour, also attracted Twilight vampire Kellan Lutz.
Quote: "Oh really? I didn't know that! Well, I hope I get a few scenes with her!" GLEE actor MIKE O'MALLEY is keeping his fingers crossed he will get to star alongside Britney Spears after learning she's to make a cameo on the hit TV show later this year (10).
Quote: "I'm dreading the moment when my sons ask me how babies are made." Britney Spears is worried about explaining the facts of life to her two young sons, Sean Preston, four, and Jayden James, three.
Quote: "Things are pretty quiet right now. I've been spending a lot of time at home with my boys. They just started karate class, which is super cute!" Britney Spears is enjoying a quiet home life with her two young sons, Sean Preston, four, and Jayden James, three.
Quote: "(I would rather) lock them in their rooms until they turned 30." Britney Spears has no intention of letting her two young sons, Sean Preston, four, and Jayden James, three, become child stars.
Quote: "Designing was a really fun, new way for me to express my creativity and I really wanted to create something by me for my fans." Britney Spears enjoyed working on her first clothing collection for U.S. fashion chain Candie's.
Quote: "I used a lot of studs and lace because I wanted to make the clothes cool and edgy yet girly. I also love jeans, so I had to make sure there were some great pairs in the collection." Pop star-turned-fashion designer Britney Spears drew inspiration from her own wardrobe for her clothing collection for U.S. fashion label Candie's.
Fact: Britney Spears surprised movie fans on Sunday (13Jun10) when she hit the red carpet for the Hollywood premiere of TOY STORY 3. The pop star joined the film's characters Woody and Buzz Lightyear at the El Capitan Theatre to celebrate the new release.
Tweet: "Would love to do a duet with Robbie Williams... where are you?" Britney Spears is eyeing a collaboration with the British pop star.
Quote: "I know there’s a very big rumour about Britney’s new album, but it’s only a rumour. We did speak about the idea of working together, I think it’s a great idea and she likes the idea but we don’t have the song yet so it’s only a rumour.” Producer David Guetta admits a collaboration with Britney Spears could happen.
Fact: Britney Spears is splashing out $700,000 (£437,500) on renovations for her Calabasas, California home. The pop star is giving her bathroom a $100,000 (£62,500) makeover, spending $150,000 (£93,750) on new electronics, $150,000 on furniture, $200,000 (£125,000) on artwork and nearly $100,000 on Venetian plaster walls, according to In Touch Weekly.
Fact: Pop princess Britney Spears has donated the dress she wore at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards to be auctioned to raise money for the Haitian relief effort.
Quote: "You can not compare Britney with Lady Gaga. You are putting Lady Gaga at the same level of Britney Spears? I really cannot believe it. Lady Gaga is good, but she’s a new artist, Britney Spears is a legend. They are two different artists, two forms of entertainment but very different, it's like comparing Picasso to Dali." British singer Lily Allen is a firm fan of pop star BRITNEY SPEARS.
Fact: Britney Spears has adopted a new look for the New Year - she's dyed her blonde hair dark brown. The pop star showed off the hairdo during a trip out in Los Angeles on Monday (28Dec09).
Fact: "I was up for a different part originally, but then they didn't want me playing myself. I think they thought it would be funnier for me as a Canadian border guard." Britney Spears' ex-husband Kevin Federline dons a uniform and badge for his cameo as a police officer in AMERICAN PIE PRESENTS: THE BOOK OF LOVE.
Quote: “I’ve always said I like Britney. I swear to God, I’ve stuck up for Britney since the beginning.” Pink insists she's a fan of Britney Spears, despite poking fun at the singer in her hit single STUPID GIRLS.
Fact: Britney Spears celebrated her 28th birthday with a low-key dinner with boyfriend JASON TRAWICK in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (01Dec09). The singer then spent her actual birthday on Wednesday (02Dec09) shopping with her beau.
Fact: Michael Jackson's June (09) death has pushed Britney Spears out of the top spot as the most-searched internet subject of 2009 on Yahoo.com, ending the Toxic hitmaker's four-year reign at number one.
Fact: Britney Spears is a record breaker in Australia - the singer has been named the biggest draw at Sydney’s Acer Arena. The Toxic hitmaker sold a total of 66,247 tickets across four nights, beating the previous record set by Coldplay in March (09). The Brits sold 59,391 tickets.
Quote: "I hear there is a lot of controversy in the media about my show. Some reporters have said they love it and some don't. I came to Australia for my fans!" Britney Spears comments on the recent furore Down Under over her lip-synced gigs.
Quote: "If you're shocked that Britney was lip-syncing at her concert and want your money back, life may continue to be hard for you." John Mayer insists fans are taking Britney Spears' mimed shows too seriously.
Fact: Britney Spears' one-time producer boyfriend J.R. ROTEM's jazz trio has landed a weekly residency at a top Hollywood club. The act will perform every Saturday at Cafe Was and he's promising guest appearances from his roster of collaborators, which have included Spears, Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent.
Fact: Britney Spears thrilled fans at her concert in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Saturday night (05Sep09) with a new addition to her Circus tour setlist. The star took a break from her lip-synced show to sing a cover of Alanis Morissette's YOU OUGHTA KNOW.
Fact: Britney Spears has reunited with British funnyman Russell Brand for a promo clip before he hosts the 2009 MTV's Video Music Awards for the second time next month (13Sep09). In the ad, a bikini-clad Spears' inner thoughts can be heard as she lounges by the pool wishing to be Brand's date for the big night, while the comic attempts to telepathically flirt with Toxic star. The pair previously filmed a promo for Brand's last turn as VMA host in 2008.
Fact: Former American Idol champion Jordin Sparks is set to join Britney Spears on the second leg of her Circus tour. The Battlefield singer will support the superstar when the show hits New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
Quote: "Britney can sing, but it's different than being a singer and a person who can sing. The average person can sing pretty much, you can sing along to it in the car and you'll probably be in the same pitch. Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Aaliyah - there are a lot of people with really great tones that aren't going to sing like Celine Dion or Whitney Houston." Grammy winning producer DALLAS AUSTIN.
Quote: "Toxic is just one of the baddest tracks ever! I remember the first time we listened to Baby One More Time. We were like, 'Oh, let's go play Britney Spears on the piano!' And we all come over drinking, and after a couple of minutes, we're like, 'This Britney Spears is a lot harder than we thought!' Matchbox Twenty rocker Rob Thomas is a big fan of the pop star.
Quote: "I realise Britney perhaps wrote WOMANIZER about me, so I'd like that to win." British comedian Russell Brand is touting Britney Spears to walk away with a MTV Video Music Award. The funnyman is hosting the annual ceremony in New York on 13 September (09).
Quote: "We had a good time overseas. We had a lot of fun, got to go see a bunch of things, you know, they're fortunate kids. Not everyone gets to do that at that age." Britney Spears two sons Sean Preston, three, and two-year-old JAYDEN JAMES, had a great time accompanying their mum on her Circus world tour, according to their dad Kevin Federline.
Fact: British singer Lily Allen wore a white glove on her right hand during her set at U.K. music festival Glastonbury on Friday (26Jun09) - in honour of Michael Jackson, who died on Thursday (25Jun09). The singer also brought a touch of Britney Spears glamour to the stage - she performed a cover version of the star's hit WOMANIZER..
Quote: “Everything about Britney makes you like her. I feel like she’s a star. She’s got that energy that’s just magnetic. She just glows. It’s not just one thing about her that makes her cool.” Ciara is a fan of superstar Britney Spears after supporting her on her CIRCUS world tour.
Quote: "I feel like an old person. I go to bed at 9.30 every night and I don't go out or anything. I feel like an old fart!" Britney Spears is feeling the strain of her worldwide CIRCUS tour.
Fact: Britney Spears treated her two young sons to a day out at legendary London toy shop Hamleys on Monday (15Jun09). The star, who is in the British capital with her Circus world tour, emerged with handfuls of shopping bags for her sons Sean Preston, three, and Jayden James, two.
Quote: "I really want to see Britney's show. I hear it's supposed to be amazing and I love those big production shows, because I haven't been able to get to that point yet... I love how she uses all the dancers and all the theatrics. One day soon, of course, I'm gonna bring out a whole frickin' circus!" Katy Perry hopes to emulate Britney Spears' ongoing CIRCUS world tour.
Fact: Britney Spears' ongoing CIRCUS world tour is set to come full circle in August (09), with a return to her native U.S. The singer has extended her jaunt to include Europe and Australia and has now added more dates in America, with shows in cities including Boston, Chicago and Detroit. The tour will wrap in Las Vegas on 27 September (09).
Quote: "I was at her show in Las Vegas and she looked amazing. I love her. I think she’s beautiful. (She's) doing so well and I loved her show and the tour is awesome." Paris Hilton offers support to old pal Britney Spears.
Quote: "We just broke a million followers. We are having a party in the air right now. Why am I screaming? Because I just broke a million followers! I love y'all. I wouldn't be nothing without you. We gonna change the world with positivity." Rap mogul Sean Combs is overjoyed at surpassing the one million followers mark on social networking website Twitter.com. He joins pals Ashton Kutcher, Oprah Winfrey, Britney Spears and U.S. president Barack Obama among those who have cracked the milestone.
Fact: Michael Jackson and Britney Spears' favourite designer Christian Audigier has added motorcycles to his impressive empire. The Frenchman behind the trendy Ed Hardy fashion line has teamed up with Ducati to style a new range of bikes.
Quote: "BRITNEY is totally outdoing us on outfits. She has some truly outrageous costumes and I definitely think that between us we've taken every rhinestone that's ever been made." Pussycat Dolls star Ashley Roberts on touring with Britney Spears.
Quote: "Unfortunately there isn't much time for us to hang out. I have seen her passing through the hallway but she kinda keeps to herself." Pussycat Dolls star Ashley Roberts admits the band don't get to spend any time with Britney Spears while they are on tour together.
Quote: "Love is love! People should be able to do whatever makes them happy." Britney Spears stands up for same sex marriage.
Fact: Britney Spears' concert in Los Angeles on Thursday night (16Apr09) started on a romantic note when the pop star agreed to allow one smitten fan to propose to his girlfriend before the show. The unnamed man got down on one knee to ask his partner to marry him. She said yes.
Quote: "She's a friend of a friend and I invited her to the concert and I was kinda halfway through my encore and I got this tap on my shoulder and I was like, 'What the... Hi...' I got on with the show and she walked off." British singer Lily Allen was surprised to find Lindsay Lohan onstage with her during a rendition of Britney Spears' WOMANIZER at a recent Los Angeles show.
Quote: "The thing about Pink is she's so dedicated to her fans and putting on amazing live shows. She might not see the record success of a Britney Spears but the girl sells a hell of a lot of albums. She's incredible." Motocross star Carey Hart admires his wife's dedication to her work. The couple split last year (08) but has since reunited.
Fact: Lindsay Lohan showed off her singing talents on Thursday (02Apr09) night when she joined British pop star Lily Allen on stage at her concert in Los Angeles for a cover of Britney Spears' hit single WOMANIZER. Lohan has become good friends with the SMILE hitmaker through her girlfriend, Dj Samantha Ronson and her producer brother Mark Ronson, who contributed to Allen's 2006 album, ALRIGHT, STILL.
Fact: Britney Spears and her father JAMIE have paid a staggering $2.7 million (£1.86 million) in legal costs in her ongoing conservatorship case, according to documents filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday (23Mar09). Jamie was appointed co-conservator of the singer's estate in early 2008 - and they have hired a total of 17 lawyers and law firms to represent the star and handle her affairs over the last 14 months.
Quote: "That was painful to watch. I understood the pressure she was going through, having been through divorce, having money, having people depend on you." Jennifer Lopez found it tough to watch Britney Spears' meltdown at the beginning 0f 2008.
Fact: Britney Spears' Circus tour consists of 180 dancers and crewmembers. Fifteen buses are needed to ferry the hoards of employees between cities.
Fact: Britney Spears had to spend more than five hours in a body cast to create the tight golden corset which she debuted on her Circus tour in New Orleans, Louisiana on Wednesday (04Mar09) night.
Fact: RUJUTA, the Indian choreographer behind Britney Spears' new dance moves, runs DesiHits.com, which was one of the websites to first break M.I.A.'s baby news at the weekend (14Feb09).
Fact: Britney Spears has been immortalised in wax to mark her successful pop comeback. A new wax model of the TOXIC hitmaker was unveiled at London's Madame Tussauds museum on Monday (16Feb09), showing the star in a sparkly silver dress, similar to the one she donned at the MTV Video Music Awards in September (08), and clutching one of the three prizes she picked up at the event.
Quote: "I think that her comeback has proven a lot of people wrong and Im really proud of her. I think shes doing her thing.WOMANIZER is one of my favourite songs. It's my ring tone right now." Actress/singer Shar Jackson is a big fan of her one-time love rival Britney Spears.
Quote: "I love Japan! I think all the tiny cars are so cute!" Britney Spears on her recent trip to the Far East.
Quote: "I'm all for it. I'm really, really proud of how far she's come. I'm excited for her. I hope everything goes well and I wish her all the best and all the happiness in the world." Kevin Federline is pleased ex-wife Britney Spears has got her life back on track.
Quote: "Some of us heard on Halloween night. We were all in our costumes, and we're like, 'We're opening up for Britney Spears! That's so cool!' I think we all screamed and jumped a little bit." Pussycat Dolls star Ashley Roberts admits the band found out about joining the star on tour as early as October (08).
Fact: Pop princess Britney Spears and talk show host Ellen Degeneres stunned passersby in Los Angeles on Friday (05Dec08) by slipping into old-fashioned costumes and taking to the streets to sing Christmas carols. Viewers will be able to see the pair's antics on the 16 December (08) episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Quote: "Preston's real outgoing. He seems to be a real daddy's boy too. He's very kind-hearted. I was that way when I was young. I feel like he's picked up that trait from me. But at the same time, he's a daredevil. Jayden is only two. He's coming into his character. He's a wild one!" Kevin Federline on his sons, Sean Preston, three and JAYDEN JAMES, two, with ex-wife Britney Spears.
Fact: Britney Spears has added four more U.K. dates to her Circus tour, due to popular demand. Spears was originally down to play two nights in Britain but will now perform at the O2 Arena in London on June 3, 4, 6, 7, 10 and 11 next year (09).
Quote: "Hopefully they will respect me by the way I carry myself, and in doing that, they will know how to respect other women." Britney Spears hopes her two sons with ex-husband Kevin Federline, Sean Preston, three, and Jayden James, two, grow up to become gentleman.
Quote: "Our eyes met and that was it. We just hit it off right away. I learned real fast how much of a whirlwind the press and everything was." Kevin Federline recalls his first meeting with ex-wife Britney Spears - before things turned sour between the pair.
Quote: "I don't know if there ever will be (another BRITNEY). I guess they said that about Madonna, and then Britney came along. I guess someday she'll be the Madonna to that new Britney." Britney Spears' manager LARRY RUDOLPH compares her to the pop superstar.
Quote: "There (are) only two types of people in the world: the ones that entertain, and the ones that observe. I'm a put-on-a-show kind of girl." Pop star Britney Spears is certain she'll give her fans a worthwhile ride with her comeback album CIRCUS.
Quote: "I'll have a good book one day, a good mysterious book." Britney Spears plans to reveal all about her crazy life in an autobiography.
Quote: "People thought I was going crazy, but people shave their heads all the time!" Britney Spears insists her head-shaving incident last year (07) was no big deal.
Quote: "I'm gonna get married next year and have babies - watch!" Britney Spears is planning to settle down, again, in 2009.
Quote: "When it ended, it was just like I felt so alone. I didn't want to really think about the reality of it. I never really faced it and I just ran." Britney Spears on ending her marriage to Kevin Federline.
Quote: "I don't like going out. I hate clubs. I hate being around too many people. I love my home and staying in bed and watching Dancing With The Stars or reading a DANIELLE STEEL novel. I'm kind of boring." Britney Spears on her quiet nights in.
Quote: "When I received the awards and (the audience) stood for me, it showed me how much love is out there." Britney Spears was overwhelmed by her support at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.
Quote: "I had a long, hard fall. I set the stage for BRITNEY to crash and burn. I went through it all first." Troubled rocker Courtney Love can empathise with Britney Spears following the singer's breakdown at the beginning of the year (08).
Quote: "I would like to stop worrying so much, because I worry all the time. And to learn how to be happier, just in general. I have to learn to take things not so seriously. And to stop biting my nails!" Britney Spears on her new year's resolutions.
Quote: "Thankfully, I think they look like me. They don't look like their father at all." Britney Spears is grateful her children Sean Preston and Jayden James have not inherited her former husband Kevin Federline's features.
Quote: "It's about a guy who is cheating on a bunch of girls and getting away with it. He's just a complete butthole. I love the fact that it's so empowering for girls because it's basically saying, 'We know what you are up to!'" Britney Spears refuses to say whether her new song WOMANIZER is about any man in particular.
Quote: "It's about a guy who is cheating on a bunch of girls and getting away with it. He's just a complete butthole. I love the fact that it's so empowering for girls because it's basically saying, 'We know what you are up to!'" Britney Spears refuses to say whether her new song WOMANIZER is about any man in particular.
Fact: Britney Spears' chauffeur was slapped with a parking fine after taking the star to Los Angeles' International Airport on Monday (24Nov08). The singer, who was due to board a flight to Germany with her father JAMIE, was dropped off directly outside the entrance to LAX airport - and her driver was punished by traffic officials for stopping in a no-parking zone.
Quote: "I feel like an old person now. I do! I go to bed at, like, 9.30 every night, and I don't go out or anything." Britney Spears has given up her party lifestyle.
Quote: "CIRCUS is a lot lighter than BLACKOUT. Blackout is darker, edgier and a little bit more urban. When I recorded Blackout I was going through a really dark phase in my life and a lot of the songs reflect that. I didn't go on tour with that album so I will be bringing some of the songs from Blackout on tour with me next year." Britney Spears on her upcoming LP CIRCUS.
Quote: "I called it CIRCUS because I like the fact that you are on the edge of your seat when you are at a circus. You are never bored. You are engulfed in what is going on and you want to know what is going to happen next." Britney Spears explains the title of her new album.
Fact: Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake weren't the only stars on show at Madonna's Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles on Thursday night (06Nov08) - Heidi Klum, Rita Wilson, Jennifer Lopez, Dennis Quaid and Hayden Panettiere were among the fans in the audience. Madonna's kids Rocco and Lourdes watched the show from the side of the stage.
Fact: A toned and tanned Britney Spears graces the December (08) cover of Australia's Cosmopolitan magazine - but the racy shots are five years old. The photos were originally snapped for men's magazine Esquire in 2003, before her public meltdown earlier this year (08).
Fact: Britney Spears has dedicated a section of her official website to mocking the paparazzi - the singer will award a weekly 'paparazzie' prize to the snapper who's made the biggest fool out of themselves as they try to get photos of the star.
Fact: Britney Spears spent Halloween night as a witch at Drew Barrymore's spook-tacular. The movie star threw a costume party for 200 pals at her Los Angeles home on Friday night (31Oct08) - and Spears was a surprise guest, wearing a black dress, black hat and long black wig.
Fact: Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Leona Lewis and Beyonce Knowles are set for a mega chart battle in the U.K. next month (Nov08) when all four singers release their new singles on the same day. Spears' WOMANIZER and Aguilera's KEEPS GETTING BETTER will go head to head with Lewis' FORGIVE ME and Knowles' IF I WERE A BOY ON 3 November (08).
Quote: "Right at the beginning there was Britney and there was me. She was supposed to be the good girl and I was the bad one, the one all the troubled girls liked. You could say things didn't turn out quite like they were supposed to!" Pop punk Pink muses over how differently her career has panned out compared to chart rival Britney Spears, who suffered a public meltdown earlier this year (08).
Quote: "That's my wink and my smile to Britney Spears, whom I love." Madonna on why she chose Spears' BABY ONE MORE TIME hit for a provocative striptease scene in her directorial debut FILTH + WISDOM.
Fact: Britney Spears' WOMANIZER video will premiere on U.S. news show 20/20 on Friday night (10Oct08).
Quote: "It's basically saying, 'We know what you're up to'. It's about guys cheating on girls. It's a girl anthem. That's why I like it." Britney Spears finds her new single WOMANIZER empowering.
Fact: Britney Spears' new WOMANIZER video was shot at a sushi restaurant in Los Angeles.
Fact: Britney Spears' new song WOMANIZER will air during Monday night's (29Sep08) episode of THE HILLS in America. The track debuted on U.S. radio stations on Friday morning (26Sep08).
Quote: "None of this could have happened if she hadn't wanted it so badly. Even during the really dark times, there was something in her that wanted to survive." Britney Spears' father JAMIE on his daughter's recovery.
Quote: "Britney Spears isn't pregnant with my child. And I think that, because of that, people don't pay attention to me as they do to some of these other cats. I just think it's sad that the industry thrives on drama and trainwrecks as opposed to talent." NE-YO on why he can keep a low profile.
Quote: "She's strong, she's resilient. She's had some big bumps in the road, but Britney is fine. Britney is headed to the top once again. I have no fears about Britney." Pop superstar Britney Spears' mother LYNNE is certain her troubled daughter is ready to make a career comeback.
Quote: "I don't think she needs me. Her last album was a good album. She probably would have sold three million records if everybody wasn't paying attention to her babies and all that." Britney Spears shouldn't expect a call from hip-hop producer Jermaine Dupri.
Fact: American Idol judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson will be joined on stage by Grammy-nominated songwriter KARA DIOGUARDI next year (09) when she joins the reality TV talent show's cast as its fourth judge. DioGuardi has penned tunes for stars including Jessica Simpson, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears and Celine Dion.
Fact: Iconic music magazine ROLLING STONE, which has featured controversial covers of John Lennon, Britney Spears and Kanye West, is set to change its signature magazine size. The publication will adopt industry standard measurements for its October (08) issue.
Quote: "Poor little Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan... If those little girls slept with as many men as they say in the tabloids, why their little butts would have more fingerprints than the FBI! I kinda feel sorry for them. We should give those two a break." Country queen Dolly Parton.
Quote: "People were asking me about it: `Oh yeah, it's going really well... I'm pregnant!' We had exchanged phone numbers at someplace, but we didn't even see each other on the night in question." Selma Blair on rumours she was dating Britney Spears' ex-husband Kevin Federline.
Fact: A British university is set to dissect the behaviour of troubled star Britney Spears in a conference on "train-wreck female celebrities" next week (beg23Jun08). Top minds at the University of East Anglia will review a paper titled "Britney's tears: the abject female celebrity in postemotional society".
Quote: "When you're making a lot of videos you have a lot of ideas... but sometimes all the videos (ideas) don't make the final cut." Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger on why a cameo by Britney Spears was cut from the group's new video WHEN I GROW UP.
Quote: "I might shave my hair as I don't think that's too crazy but I don't think you will see me falling off the edge any time soon." Jesse Mccartney won't be taking too many tips from Britney Spears.
Quote: "She is a little lost but I know she can do it, I believe in her. I believe in anybody who wants to do something for themselves." Once-troubled Backstreet Boys star A.J. MCLEAN is confident Britney Spears will bounce back from her professional and personal problems.
Quote: "(He) makes me sick. His earlobes are stretched out from all the diamonds he stole from Britney Spears. He's a pig and a loser and I want to take him down." Acid-tongued former supermodel Janice Dickinson also has some choice words for BRITNEY SPEARS' ex husband Kevin Federline.
Quote: "She never was allowed to have a childhood... she was a star when she was a child. She didn't get to grow up and make mistakes privately... she's been under a microscope since she was a teenager, which I think is really tough; it's hard to evolve that way." Madonna understands troubled pop star Britney Spears' plight.
Quote: "See what happens when Britney Spears starts behaving? People start making up all kinds of things." Mario Lopez on reports he has split with his Dancing With The Stars girlfriend Karina Smirnoff.
Quote: "I remember going up to (hitmaker) THE DREAM and saying, 'If you give this record away to someone else I'm going to kill you.'" Rihanna was determined to land mega-hit UMBRELLA after MARY J. BLIGE and Britney Spears passed on it.
Fact: Britney Spears' former love rival, Shar Jackson, has been given a boost as she attempts to launch a rap career - she'll sing the U.S. NATIONAL ANTHEM at the launch of International Basketball League team Los Angeles Lightning's upcoming season opener against The Battle Creek Michigan on Friday night (18Apr08) in Thousand Oaks, California.
Quote: "We saw her as a little girl and watched her grow up into what every girl wants to be, and now we are all tearing her apart." HEROES actress Hayden Panettiere comes out in defence of fellow child star Britney Spears.
Quote: "I've gone through a lot of the same things. I just don't have a mug shot. My advice? Pick someone you admire and watch what they do. For me it's my therapist." Reformed drug abuser Fergie offers words of advice to troubled young stars including Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan.
Quote: "I kinda feel bad, 'cause I'm a lot more boring than Britney Spears. We don't do anything. We just go to Coffee Bean." Teen singer/actress Miley Cyrus sympathises with her growing paparazzi following because of her dull lifestyle.
Quote: "I'm going to be the best role model for my kids. And if that example helps other young, single dads who might be going through the same experiences that I am right now, it would be a great compliment." Britney Spears' ex KEVIN FEDERLINE.
Fact: The new Hermosa Beach, California home Britney Spears has reportedly bought for $3 million (GBP1.5 million) comes with its own Irish pub.
Fact: Troubled pop star Britney Spears has reportedly snapped up a $6 million (GBP3 million) mansion in a gated community in Hermosa Beach, California. The lavish house boasts five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a guest house, swimming pool and a spa.
Quote: "We had a great time working with her so maybe she'll be back." HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER co-creator CARTER BAYS has plans to bring Britney Spears' character back for a future episode of the hit U.S. TV comedy.
Quote: "I hated Britney's last album. That song GIMME MORE sounded like a ringtone... Utter rubbish. She could well have had her last number one. And certainly her last meaningful one." Music mogul Simon Cowell is convinced Britney Spears' pop career will never recover from her personal troubles.
Quote: "I couldn't be bothered to be honest Its time for somebody new. Its just too complicated. Music mogul Simon Cowell insists he wouldn't take on Britney Spears' career revival even if she asked him to take control.
Quote: "I have spoken to him in my life... a few times. I think he is a bad guy all around." ROSIE O'DONNELL is not a fan of Britney Spears' on/off manager SAM LUTFI.
Quote: "I've always said he's an amazing father it's just now people decide they want to listen. He's an awesome dude. He makes mistakes - people do that. It's part of life." Actress Shar Jackson insists her and Britney Spears' ex and father-of-four Kevin Federline is a decent dad.
Fact: Britney Spears' new custody lawyer, STACY D. PHILLIPS, previously represented Tori Spelling's first husband CHARLIE SHANIAN and Bobby Brown in their divorce battles. She's also a published author, having written split guide DIVORCE: IT'S ALL ABOUT CONTROL.
Fact: Britney Spears had Hollywood gossips guessing about her marital plans after she spent Friday afternoon (15Feb08) checking out MONIQUE LHUILLIER's designer bridal-gown boutique in Los Angeles. Reports have suggested the Toxic singer secretly 'wed' boyfriend Adnan Ghalib in Mexico last month (Jan08) - but the union wasn't legal because the photographer is still married to his first wife.
Fact: Media mogul Oprah Winfrey has been immortalised by artist DANIEL EDWARDS in a bronze sculpture named, The Oprah Sarcophagus. Edwards has previously created a life-size statue of Britney Spears giving birth and a dead PARIS HILTON.
Quote: "There are a lot of really intelligent teenage girls and boys who are unique and don't just listen to and dress like Britney Spears, and who don't just want to f**k the hot guy." Oscar-nominated JUNO star Ellen Page has faith in American kids.
Quote: "I don't think that she accepts that she is (pregnant)." Britney Spears' paparazzi boyfriend ADNAN GHALIB claims the pop star is in denial about her sister JAMIE LYNN's pregnancy.
Quote: "He's still here. Oh yes. No one ever really dies. No one." Troubled singer Britney Spears comments - in a British accent - on the sudden death of actor HEATH LEDGER.
Fact: Britney Spears gave up more than two hours of her time to give her deposition at attorney MARK VINCENT KAPLAN's Los Angeles office on Monday (21Jan08) as part of her ongoing custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline. She arrived with companion Sam Lutfi at 10.40am and didn't leave the building until 1.20pm.
Quote: "We go out and guys don't even come up to our table. We will sit there and go, 'OK, well, that was a pointless night.'" Britney Spears' cousin ALLI SIMS reveals that men are afraid to chat up the pop superstar.
Fact: The four photographers who were arrested for reckless driving in Los Angeles on Wednesday evening (16Jan08) after a high-speed car chase in pursuit of Britney Spears have now been released on $5,000 (GBP2,500) bail each. Spears - who was driving a white Mercedes at the time - was also stopped by police, but was freed after a brief interview and verification of her driving permit.
Quote: "I never will regret anything that's ever happened in my life. Never. No matter what... Not to say that I like having the paparazzi around or that I like having my life in the media. But as much as I try to be mad at it, I can't be. I just can't." Britney Spears' ex-husband, Kevin Federline, admits he's getting used to being in the spotlight.
Quote: "I think they're fine. I think they're good. I think they're in a good place. They're happy campers." Britney Spears' one-time love rival Shar Jackson is confident the pop star's young sons Sean Preston and JAYDEN JAMES are happy and healthy now they're in the full custody of their father, her ex, KEVIN FEDERLINE.
Quote: "MRS. SPEARS should be jailed. BRITNEY's mom is responsible for all this stuff going on... I seriously hope that Britney doesn't kill herself... (but) I would slap the living s**t out of her; I would harm her." Outspoken former model Janice Dickinson blasts Britney Spears and her mother.
Fact: Britney Spears appears to be running out of clothes - she was spotted shopping for a new car in Van Nuys, California with new boyfriend ADNAN GHALIB on Friday (11Jan08) wearing one of the dresses she wore during her 2004 wedding weekend to KEVIN FEDERLINE.
Quote: "I'm just one of those people that believe you need to take care of yourself before you can take care of anybody else. If you need help for whatever reason, go get it. Do whatever you have to do." Britney Spears' one-time love rival Shar Jackson urges the troubled TOXIC star to get help after a recent meltdown led to a forced hospital stay.
Quote: "We would start off our day with Starbucks. Checking to make sure the vehicles have gas. There were a few times where she's run out of gas." Britney Spears' one-time minder TONY BARETTO on how the pop star likes to start her days.
Quote: "If that's who she's digging right now, then more power to her!" Actress SHAR JACKSON - KEVIN FEDERLINE's ex - is glad Britney Spears has a new man.
Fact: Britney Spears and paparazzo boyfriend ADNAN GHALIB have jetted to Mexico in a bid to escape the singer's recent troubles.
Quote: "I can't possibly imagine what that young girl is going through. I just hope that even with all this attention, people can find it in their hearts to be compassionate and not be so judgmental." Actress Katherine Heigl wishes troubled singer Britney Spears her best.
Fact: Troubled singer Britney Spears' track PIECE OF ME has re-entered the U.K. singles chart at number 19 - just days after she was admitted to hospital following a stand-off with police at her Los Angeles home last week (03Jan08).
Quote: "Britney Spears? Even O.J. SIMPSON kept his kids and he killed their mother. Britney messed up her dance moves at the MTV Awards and they took her kids away." Chris Rock pokes fun at the fallen pop princess during a stand-up comedy routine.
Fact: Britney Spears' longtime assistant, FELICIA CULOTTA, and former bodyguard BIG ROB have signed up to work for teenage sibling pop trio THE JONAS BROTHERS.
Fact: Britney Spears has been named the Worst Dressed Star of 2007 by U.S. TV news show Access Hollywood.
Quote: "I have sympathy for her. It's very hard to live your life when every single thing is under a magnifying glass." Music producer J.T. ROTEM feels sorry for his friend Britney Spears. Rotem recently denied reports he had impregnated the singer.
Quote: "My sister had a baby when she was young so I know what it's like... It's a tough decision and it's gonna be difficult, so I hope her family supports her and takes care of her. It's hard for a young mother." R+B star John Legend offers his thoughts about the news Britney Spears' teenage sister is pregnant.
Fact: Britney Spears' new video PIECE OF ME will debut in America on Friday night (14Dec07) as part of news show 20/20.
Quote: "We're all big fans of Britney Spears. If there is any problem, hopefully we can give some advice. You never know... If she needs a girlfriend, we're there for that." Spice Girl Melanie CHISHOLM offers embattled pop star BRITNEY SPEARS support.
Fact: The white fur-trimmed Berglund of Copenhagen jacket Britney Spears picked up as a birthday gift on Saturday night (01Dec07) cost $7,000 (GBP3,500).
Fact: Britney Spears has launched a competition to let her fans direct their own version of her new video PIECE OF ME - with the winning clip being played out on MTV US on 20 December (07)
Quote: "Me and KEVIN (FEDERLINE) are getting back together; we're having twins." Britney Spears jokes about rumours she's expecting another baby.
Fact: Britney Spears' new video for PIECE OF ME has been directed by WAYNE ISHAM, the same guy who helmed the pop star's coming-of-age promo I'M NOT A GIRL, NOT YET A WOMAN.
Fact: Alicia Keys' U.S. album chart success last week (ends23Nov07) with AS I AM has helped the R+B star tie a record with Britney Spears - she has become the second female artist to have her first four albums top the Billboard charts.
Quote: "If I lived out here in L.A. I would not drive because they do come up to your window and take pictures. That's not fun." Mariah Carey can't understand why paparazzi targets like Britney Spears ever wants to get behind the wheel of her car.
Fact: A new book by photographer ALISON JACKSON, named CONFIDENTIAL, offers sneak-peeks of celebrities including Michael Jackson, SIR Elton John, SIR Mick Jagger, and Eminem going about their daily lives. The staged images, taken of celebrity lookalikes, also includes photos of Britney Spears lighting a cigarette while holding her baby son, Jennifer Lopez on the toilet, and Madonna ironing.
Fact: The gold Roberto Cavalli dress Spice Girls star Geri Halliwell wore to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Hollywood on Thursday night (15Nov07) was the same one Britney Spears wore to a party in 2004.
Fact: Singer Britney Spears is auctioning off a copy of her latest album, BLACKOUT, in a bid to raise money for children's charity UNICEF.
Quote: "I really, really feel for Britney Spears, and I think the sickest thing is they've got a poll, apparently, saying, `Let's bet on when she might kill herself.'" Heather Mills insists she isn't the only celebrity under attack from the world's media.
Quote: "I think everybody needs to pray for Britney Spears... She needs a lot of good support and help. I'll be praying for her." Country singer Reba McEntire sends her best to BRITNEY SPEARS during her ongoing troubles.
Fact: Pop star Britney Spears met up with her ex-husband Kevin Federline on Monday (29Oct07) for their second parenting lesson together. The former couple attended the counseling session at the Beverly Hill's Four Seasons hotel in Los Angeles, as per the orders of an earlier court ruling in their battle for custody of their two sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James, reports TMZ.com.
Fact: Britney Spears' former love rival, Shar Jackson, was crowned the queen of celebrity rap on Thursday night (18Oct07). The actress beat Playboy Playmate Kendra Wilkinson in the final of TV reality show Celebrity Rap Superstar.
Fact: Britney Spears weighed in at 125 pounds (56.6 kilograms) when she was booked for hit and run in a Van Nuys police station on Monday night (15Oct07).
Quote: "I work with everybody and the goal is to make them sound as good as possible. With modern technology, it's not that hard to do." Super producer and Britney Spears' ex J.R. ROTEM, the man behind Paris Hilton's STARS ARE BLIND, admits not all the acts he works with are naturally gifted singers.
Fact: Britney Spears' ex-husband Kevin Federline was shooting scenes for his guest spot on TV series One Tree Hill in Wilmington, North Carolina as the pop star was fighting for custody of the couple's children in a Los Angeles court on Thursday (11Oct07).
Fact: Britney Spears has announced her new album will be called BLACKOUT. She claim the title "refers to blocking out negativity and embracing life fully and captures the dance-friendly nature of the songs".
Quote: "We're not hanging out like we used to." Comedienne Sarah Silverman is still laughing at Britney Spears' expense, after calling the singer's sons "adorable mistakes" at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Fact: A new Britney Spears-inspired exhibition has opened at Los Angeles art gallery The World of Wonder. The Just Britney group show features over 30 pieces of art inspired by the troubled pop star.
Fact: Britney Spears' new single, GIMME MORE, has become a big hit with music downloaders - the song has climbed to number one on the iTunes singles chart.
Quote: "I really wish she'd let her mom back into her life... In this business it's so hard to know who your real friends are and you need your mom." Miley Cyrus' stepmother LETICIA urges troubled Britney Spears to reconcile with her estranged mother.
Quote: "Baby I'm with you, I'll do a record with you." Actor and R+B star Jamie Foxx offers to help Britney Spears get her pop career back on track after watching her awful performance at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Quote: "I was willing to give up my monologue, song and interpretive dance for her apology." Emmy Awards host Ryan Seacrest really wanted Britney Spears to appear at the ceremony and say sorry for her awful performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on 9 September (07).
Quote: "I was willing to give up my monologue, song and interpretive dance for her apology." Emmy Awards host Ryan Seacrest really wanted Britney Spears to appear at the ceremony and say sorry for her awful performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on 9 September (07).
Quote: "I go to these things because I have my album coming out on October 9th... so I'm trying to promote that. Other than that, I don't want to go sit through Britney Spears lip synching and some kid dancing and lip synching." Kid Rock admits he hated his experience at the MTV Video Music Awards, which ended with him picking a fight with Tommy Lee.
Quote: "She'll have kids one day (and) she won't appreciate that kind of stuff." Britney Spears' cousin and assistant ALLI SIMS blasts comedienne Sarah Silverman for poking fun at the pop star's kids - calling them "the most adorable mistakes" - at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night (09Sep07).
Quote: "I caught BRITNEY's performance on the VMAs (Video Music Awards). It was disgraceful. I think it was sad and I hope she can pull it together. Britney has to shape up and she's gotta shape up fast." Tycoon-turned-reality TV star Donald Trump has harsh words for Britney Spears after her critically panned MTV performance on Sunday night (09Sep07).
Quote: "I was like, 'Please do not fall.' I was, like, nervous for her. When I saw the rehearsals, she put on a great show. When she got there the energy's a little different." Rapper 50 Cent on his caught-on-camera shocked expression during Britney Spears' critically-mauled MTV Video Music Awards.
Quote: "Look at Mariah Carey, she had one of the hugest comebacks in musical history. So, you can't rule anyone out." Rap mogul JAY-Z is convinced Britney Spears can put her troubles and a terrible MTV Video Music Awards performance behind her and stage a comeback.
Quote: "I think it was kind of a shame that she didn't try to do something different. We all know she's been through a ton of stuff and probably has a ton that she could talk about with some real meat in it." Evanescence star Amy Lee was left unimpressed with Britney Spears' MTV Video Music Awards performance.
Fact: A quirky new Las Vegas revue features little people who impersonate stars like Britney Spears, Elvis Presley, Tina Turner and MILLI VANILLI. The Little Legends show is currently previewing at the Krave club.
Quote: "It's not a place where you're rewarded for growing up. You're in fact rewarded for f**king up." Actor Ryan Reynolds blames Hollywood's obsession with scandal for the plight of young stars including Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan.
Fact: Late rapper OL' DIRTY BASTARD features on DJ MARK RONSON's new remix of Britney Spears' TOXIC.
Fact: ALLI SIMS, Britney Spears' cousin and ex-assistant, has teamed up with the TOXIC singer's one-time boyfriend J.R. ROTEM to launch a pop career. The duo's first collaboration is a reworked version of Les Miserables song ON MY OWN.
Fact: Laura Bell Bundy, the star of new hit musical Legally Blonde, made her debut onstage at 10 in off-Broadway's RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL and boasted Britney Spears and Natalie Portman as her understudies.
Fact: Pop star Britney Spears has a new pet. The singer and her bodyguard were spotted leaving Pets of Bel Air on Friday (13Jul07) with a $3,000 (GBP1,500) Yorkie puppy, reportedly named London.
Quote: "I f**ked Britney wheelbarrow style. Just kidding. It was tractor style." Music producer JONATHAN 'J.R.' ROTEM jokes about his brief relationship with pop singer Britney Spears.
Fact: ENTOURAGE star ADRIEN GRENIER played a bartender in Britney Spears' CRAZY video.
Quote: "It's sad that the whole world had to watch her make mistakes that all of us have made at one time or another." Britney Spears' mum LYNNE SPEARS on her daughter's former wild ways.
Quote: "It's sad that the whole world had to watch her make mistakes that all of us have made at one time or another." Britney Spears' mum LYNNE SPEARS on her daughter's former wild ways.
Quote: "It was scary to look at the headlines when she was photographed without her knickers. There were obviously hundreds of paparazzi forced in her face... I'm embarrassed because this actually shows how much I've been following it." Bjork on Britney Spears' underwear scandal.
Quote: "I just want the same things in life that you want... and that is to be happy." Writing on her official website, Britney Spears lets her fans know what her main priority is.
Fact: Lindsay Lohan was among guests who checked out fellow rehab visitor and reformed party girl Britney Spears when the Toxic singer performed for just 11 minutes at the House of Blues in Los Angeles on Thursday night (03May07). Sean Paul and the Olsen Twins were also spotted at the showcase.
Fact: The M+M's, the name Britney Spears is using for her California comeback dates, stands for Mom and Ms.
Quote: "I feel so bad for someone like Britney Spears, who's not allowed to make normal mistakes we all make. I've had plenty of times on tour... where I freaked out and went crazy and did things when I was right around her age." Good Charlotte star Joel Madden feels for Britney Spears.
Quote: "She doesn't have the luxury of being a crazy rock star because she has kids. When you make the decision to have children... there's a certain part of you that has to settle down. She's just a baby; I hope she can come out of this." Stevie Nicks is praying troubled singer Britney Spears makes a swift recovery.
Quote: "My mom made me go to a Britney Spears concert when I was young, and I was like, 'No, I don't want to (go)!' She was like, 'You're going to be a performer, you need to see other people!" Avril Lavigne remembers watching the troubled pop superstar live.
Quote: "Britney Spears, slow down and go back to school. Have your life... She's had a career for a really long time and I don't think she knows what a life is." Star Wars star Carrie Fisher offers Britney Spears words of wisdom.
Quote: "I hope (those) who've financially benefited from her can put aside their mercenary self-interest and take care of her as a person." Moby urges record company executives to put Britney Spears' health before their profits.
Quote: "I'm very sad. I feel big compassion for her. You need to cut yourself off from the outside world and you need to focus and it is scary to want to dig up, dig in and look inside, but... it's worth it." Naomi Campbell offers her support to troubled Britney Spears.
Fact: A new doll of Britney Spears, complete with a shaved head and straitjacket, is available on auction website eBay just days after the singer revealed her shocking new hairstyle and checked into rehab.
Quote: "Robert Downey Jr is here tonight... He is a true original; he did rehab way before it was cool - when you had to, like, stay there until you were better." Independent Spirit Awards host Sarah Silverman pokes fun at Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan at the prizegiving yesterday (24FEB07).
Quote: "I've done my bit of rebelling. I once cut my hair really short and dyed it blue but that's as far as I've gone." Violin sensation Vanessa-Mae has no plans to reproduce Britney Spears' Friday (16FEB07) makeover.
Quote: "Well, she's still hot, whatever. If you can pull that off, go for it. I like my hair. I'm keeping it. That's crazy." Kelly Clarkson isn't planning on imitating fellow singing star Britney Spears' new shaven-headed look.
Fact: Pop star Britney Spears' shorn locks have already made it onto internet auction site eBay. Dozens of sellers are claiming strands of the star's clipped blonde hair from a Los Angeles salon, while others are offering related domain names including BritneyGoesBald.com.
Quote: "Don't go out with Paris Hilton. She is not your friend. I bought my kids a Paris Hilton doll and it dragged the other dolls down to her level." Robin Williams urges Britney Spears to choose better friends.
Quote: "Stop biting my nails (and) just to take care of me more." Britney Spears on her New Year's resolutions.
Fact: Kevin Federline put his divorce battle with Britney Spears behind him yesterday (14DEC06) and treated daughter KORI to a trip to California's Disneyland. It was the young girl's first trip to the beloved theme park.
Fact: Britney Spears' one-time publicist LIZZIE GRUBMAN has become a mother. The controversial PR woman, who was once jailed for reversing her car into a group of revellers in the Hamptons, New York, gave birth to a baby boy, HARRISON IRVING STERN, on Tuesday (12DEC06).
Quote: "Say what you will about me but, and I'm not passing judgment, but when I had my daughter I stayed at home with her almost every night for the first year of her life." Rocker Courtney Love passes judgment on Britney Spears' partying lifestyle.
Quote: "Unless I'm fully waxed, I don't go commando... That's just my own personal hygiene issues. Also, the skirt gets a little cold on me." George Clooney has no plans to follow Britney Spears' lead and step out without underwear.
Quote: "I've purchased every tabloid announcing Britney's departure from K-Fed (Kevin Federline)... I'm here for her." THE EAGLES OF DEATH METAL frontman JESSE HUGHES confesses his crush on pop star Britney Spears.
Quote: "More power to her! If you've got it, flaunt it! I've lived my life like that - and, obviously, so has BRITNEY." Adult film star Jenna Jameson gives Britney Spears her blessing when it comes to her pantyless adventures with the paparazzi.
Fact: Britney Spears' estranged husband Kevin Federline is getting serious about fatherhood - he has reportedly ordered custom-made cribs from Hollywood baby boutique Petit Tresor after splashing out $25,000 (GBP12,820) at the trendy store.
Quote: "I wanna beg Victoria's Secret to supply these three women for an unlimited amount of underwear. I'm begging you, Victoria, they need to be kept a secret down there." Actress/TV host ROSIE O'DONNELL is sick of hearing stories about new best pals Britney Spears, Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan partying without their panties.
Fact: Britney Spears was left red-faced during a night out in Malibu, California on Tuesday (28NOV06) when she had to ask a photographer following the pair to help fill her sports car with fuel - because she didn't know where the gas pump nozzle went.
Quote: "Our goal tonight is simple - to raise more money than Kevin Federline will get out of Britney Spears, unless, of course that (sex) tape sells." Robin Williams opens Saturday night's (18NOV06) Comic Relief telethon by joking about Federline's divorce battle.
Quote: "The most embarrassed she ever got was when I got fat... when they couldn't tell me and Britney Spears, when she was pregnant, apart. That actually bothered her more than the other stuff." Rocker Courtney Love on the embarrassment she causes 14-year-old daughter FRANCES BEAN COBAIN.
Quote: "You lose one, you gain one." Funnyman Robin Williams insists Britney Spears and Kevin Federline's divorce coming just before Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' wedding this weekend (18NOV06) is all part of the natural order of things.
Fact: Kevin Federline cancelled his concert at the House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio last night (09NOV06). The cancellation comes amid poor ticket sales for his tour and the news his wife of two years, Britney Spears, has filed for divorce.
Quote: "I just want to say right now I didn't cause the divorce. I blame DAVE (LETTERMAN). I do. He reels you in that way. Everything seemed fine. She seemed to be in great spirits and then we heard the shattering news... I couldn't get out of bed." Comedian Will Ferrell commenting on his appearance on LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN with Britney Spears the night before she announced she was divorcing Kevin Federline (06NOV06).
Quote: "I'd make stew out of all of 'em. Well, I'd let LANCE (BASS) go. He's harmless." Kevin Federline on which former 'N Sync member he would eat first if stranded on a desert island. The boy band featured his wife Britney Spears' ex-boyfriend JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE.
Fact: Britney Spears' husband Kevin Federline plays a thrill-killer whose nickname is PIG-MAN in an upcoming episode of CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, because he wears a pig mask while assaulting his victims.
Fact: Britney Spears has scored her own namesake cocktail. The fruity beverage, made up of Stoli Raspberry, fresh raspberries, lemon wedges, sugar, sour mix and 7-Up, was created by Tao, Las Vegas barman CLINT THOMAN.
Quote: "If BRAD and ANGELINA are in town, that's lucky for all of us because then there's a diversion, like the day Britney Spears had her baby. That was also a good day for me." Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria is thrilled when the paparazzi find other victims.
Quote: "My goal was to beat Britney Spears' time and I heard that she had done 126 miles an hour. I did 135, so I'm sorry Britney, I just had to beat you." Funnyman Will Ferrell insisted on racing past Britney Spears' NASCAR stint when he took a car out for a spin.
Quote: "One day I'll be out there helping. I will go to Africa. I can't wait for that day. I feel like that's part of my position. I have been given this great thing." Britney Spears' husband Kevin Federline on how he plans to make the most of his celebrity.
Quote: "He's not trying to be on the cover of magazines, he's not trying to make a record. He's just good old Jordy." Christina Aguilera pokes fun at pop rival Britney Spears' husband by insisting her man Jordan Bratman is a regular guy.
Quote: "It's a sanctuary. Totally. My dad comes here and he's like, 'Oh my gosh, I feel like I'm at a resort.' It's awesome here. I love it." Britney Spears adores her luxury home in Malibu, California.
Quote: "I needed something to really believe in. I do believe that Kaballah has codes to the world, and all that, but I don't live by it." Britney Spears insists she no longer has any links to celebrity religion Kaballah, which she dabbled with after being introduced to its lore by pal Madonna.
Quote: "I still have helicopters that come twice a day." Britney Spears insists she never truly gets a day to herself when she's hanging out at home in Malibu, California - the paparazzi hit the skies when they can't get past her security detail.
Quote: "I would hire anybody who's qualified to take good care of my child. I don't care (about) the gender, it's irrelevant to me." Sarah Jessica Parker on whether or not she'd hire a male nanny or "manny" like pop star Britney Spears.
Quote: "I need to create my own magazine and say the real deal... They have no idea what's really going on... They want me to fall. That just goes to show you how cruel our world is today." Britney Spears is amazed by the tabloid attacks on her marriage and her skills as a mum.
Fact: Britney Spears is taking driving lessons to learn how to manoeuvre the vintage 1956 silver Porsche she recently purchased.
Quote: "Anyone can sit down and write a boring, artistic song. Pop music is the hardest s**t to write." Britney Spears on the craft of songwriting.
Quote: "When I was first starting out in the music industry, I was always coupled in the same sentence with Jessica Simpson, Britney Spears, and CHRISTINA AGUILERA - and I was probably the worst of them." Singer Mandy Moore isn't ashamed of her early attempts at a singing career.
Fact: The outfit worn by Britney Spears during her appearance at the 2001 MTV Music Awards has been sold on internet auction site eBay for $34,000 (GBP20,000). The pop star sported the costume, comprising a skimpy green bikini top, hot pants and jewel encrusted boots, with an albino python around her neck during her performance of SLAVE 4 U at the annual award ceremony.
Quote: "It occurred to me today that if they do, indeed, get divorced... KEVIN (FEDERLINE), now known as K-FED, will become FEDEX." US comedian-turned-chat show host Jimmy Kimmel muses on the future of Britney Spears and her husband.
Quote: "They turned it very suddenly from being a musical experience to being a theatrical experience and, therefore, it became far more important what you looked like... That's what puts Britney Spears, who's about as deep as a birdbath, in front of Joni Mitchell." David Crosby complains about MTV on Rosanna Arquette's new documentary ALL WE ARE SAYING.
Fact: <p>Britney Spears is hoping to make her next album a star-studded affair by inviting a few celebrity pals to join her in the studio. She says, "Steven Tyler, I love him. That'd be awesome, to do something with him. Gwen Stefani, Lenny Kravitz." </p>
Quote: <p>" I was really inspired by Kelly Clarkson this year. Bless her heart. She really worked hard this year and I was really proud of her. I seriously like her a lot." Pop star Britney Spears is a big fan of American Idol winner KELLY CLARKSON. </p>
Quote: <p>"I found out after the baby that I can sing." Britney Spears insists becoming a mum has helped her hit the high notes. </p>
Quote: <p>"KEVIN (FEDERLINE) - that's my boy. I love him with all my heart. He's like my one of my best friends. Life's too short to hold grudges." Actress Shar Jackson has a healthy attitude when it comes to ex-boyfriend and Britney Spears' husband Kevin Federline. </p>
Quote: <p>"Britney Spears will star in an upcoming episode of Will And Grace as a Christian conservative who appears on JACK's (Sean Hayes) talk show. Also, Kevin Federline will appear as a janitor...but not on a show." Comedienne Amy Poehler pokes fun at the singer and her husband during US show Saturday Night Live's WEEKEND UPDATE news segment. </p>
Quote: <p>"He's really a dork undercover. He'll be in my kitchen dancing to, like, Britney Spears or Michael Jackson. He has to have practised in the mirror!" Hilary Duff wonders about boyfriend Joel Madden's smooth dancing moves. </p>
Fact: <p>Britney Spears gave baby SEAN PRESTON some spiritual enlightenment at the weekend (14JAN06) when she took him to a celebration at a Hindu temple in Malibu, California. </p>
Fact: <p>Britney Spears' 2005 family Christmas card featured her pet dogs LACY and BIT BIT both dressed up as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. </p>
Quote: <p>"How do you call yourself a human being knowing that you put somebody else through that pain?" Actress Shar Jackson on her one-time love rival Britney Spears, who, she claims, stole her boyfriend Kevin Federline while she was pregnant with his son KALEB. </p>
Quote: <p>"It wasn't like I was broke, but she does have quite a bit more (money) than I do... We were comfortable, but she's on a whole 'nother level." Actress Shar Jackson accepts she can't compete with her one-time love rival Britney Spears' millions. </p>
Quote: <p>"That'd be one of them where the fights come in from time to time. I can't listen to Hilary Duff and Kelly Clarkson all the time." Kevin Federline admits he occasionally fights with his wife Britney Spears over her choice of music on the car stereo. </p>
Fact: <p>Britney Spears is reportedly in talks to replace Christina Applegate in Broadway, New York musical SWEET CHARITY, and, according to US TV news show The Insider her husband Kevin Federline is being courted as a dancer in the show. </p>
Fact: <p>Britney Spears' ex-husband Jason Alexander had a bit of fun at a Los Angeles Fashion Week party on Wednesday (19OCT05) when he posed for pictures with the mother of two of Kevin Federline's children, Shar Jackson. Federline dumped Jackson while she was pregnant with their second child to date Spears. </p>
Fact: <p>Britney Spears and Kevin Federline's newborn son, SEAN PRESTON FEDERLINE, is already attracting attention in the world of commerce - the email account name SeanPrestonFederline@hotmail.com is on auction website eBay with a highest bid of $5 (GBP2.90), with eight days left to run. </p>
Quote: <p>"She sure looks good, Britney Spears, in those little outfits. I don't think much about them, to tell you the truth. JENNIFER (LOPEZ) has talent... she's done wonderful videos." Barbra Streisand muses on the merits of contemporary pop stars. </p>
Quote: <p>"That girl has a heart of gold! She's going to love that kid from the top of its head to the bottom of its feet!" 'N SYNC star Jc Chasez on Britney Spears' new role as a mother to Sean Preston. </p>
Fact: <p>Britney Spears has become the latest star to change her name - following in the footsteps of Prince and SEAN 'DIDDY' COMBS, the pop star now wants to be known by her married name BRITNEY FEDERLINE and has started signing autographs for fans under her new moniker. </p>