The Billboard Music Awards are to honour Britney Spears with one of their Millennium Award. Meant to acknowledge outstanding career achievements and influence in the music industry, Billboard Millennium Awards have previously been handed out to Beyoncé (in 2011) and Whitney Houston (in 2012).
Britney will perform a medley of her hits at the show, which will be hosted by Ludacris and Ciara, to air live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on 22nd May. According to reports from Robin Leach, the medley will also include her brand new single, “Make Me Oooh.”
According to the Las Vegas Sun, Britney’s new single will be called “Make Me (Oooh)”, and she will shoot the video for the new single next Monday, with both being released four weeks later when editing is completed.
The report adds: “The single and the video will thrill fans because it’s all new, totally different and somewhat unexpected. It’s different; it’s a turn. She’s gone from pretty straight-forward pop to a really interesting vibe with a lot of really cool stuff.”
Whilst Britney’s new ninth studio album is currently unfinished, she is recording new songs and will begin adding finishing touches for the final product to apparently follow one month after the single’s release.
Robin Leach, from Las Vegas Sun, has posted on Twitter today that Britney will select her new single tomorrow, and shoot the video the following Monday with the album coming in 4 weeks: “Coming Monday at Vegas DeLuxe: Britney selects her new single and will shoot its video the following Monday with album coming in 4 weeks.”
The Sun and Mirror are reporting that Britney is to become Cinderella in the London Palladium 2016 pantomime. The report says that a deal, thought to be worth £500,000, has been offered to her to take to the stage in December.
If she signs up to the show she would be making history as the first lead in a pantomime fairytale at the venue for 30 years. A source revealed “everyone was confident” the chart-topper would put pen to paper for the five-week run. “It is very much based on the traditional Cinderella, with a few twists, Britney will feature and maybe sing a song or two – but the rest of the cast will carry the burden. There will be some big name co-stars. Britney was one of a number of big name stars who were approached – you name a female star they were approached – but the others didn’t work out and they have opted for her. She is a still huge name who is much-loved by British fans – she will definitely attract people to come along and see her. A star of her standing isn’t cheap – but she will be worth every penny if she can attract sell-out audiences,” said a source.
The report has been denied by Britney’s press representatives in the UK; however, it is thought that Caesars and Britney’s team were looking at the London Palladium as the venue for a mini-European residency version of Piece of Me.
Britney surprised her baby sister, Jamie Lynn, at the Grand Ole Opry, just before she was due to go on stage. Britney said: “Thanks to the Opry for letting me introduce with beautiful young lady, who is my heart and my soul. Not only is she beautiful and extremely talented, she’s my little sister.”
In interviews with Broadly, the women who wrote, directed, and produced “Crossroads” reflect on creating a small-budget film with Britney Spears — who, despite being one of the world’s biggest pop stars, only requested tuna Lunchables and edamame on set.
What catapults a teen film into cult classic status? Clueless had clothes, Heathers had gore, and Mean Girls doubles as a piece of anthropology. But Crossroads had one thing that no other film did: Britney Spears.
The pop superstar’s first role in a major movie came at the start of her “I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman” stage (you might remember that this was the film’s signature song). It was after the Mickey Mouse Club and schoolgirl costume, but before making out with Madonna, having babies, the Blackout era, and her recent Vegas redemption.
The feel-good film centers around Britney’s character, Lucy, and her childhood best friends as they take a cross country road trip to LA. It features some surprisingly heavy topics: teen pregnancy, parental abandonment, and burgeoning sexuality. While the movie has now become a Netflix favourite — and is the source of infinite Buzzed throwbacks — very little information has been available about the film’s production.
Until now. You might think that Crossroads was the brainchild of some male executive somewhere, but it was actually the work of a team of talented, up-and-coming young women—many of whom have gone on to rule Hollywood. Read more »
Every 22 seconds, a bottle of Britney fragrance is sold in the UK, and the Perfume Shop have the exclusive for her 19th scent, the limited edition Maui Fantasy. Britney chatted about the launch, saying:
What’s your inspiration for Maui Fantasy Britney Spears Limited Edition?
“I wanted to create a fragrance that gives me the amazing feeling I have while I’m there – surrounded by the ocean and beautiful flowers. Every time I smell Maui Fantasy, it brings me back to a place of happiness and relaxation.” Read more »