7 October 2003

“Me Against The Music” premiered in the UK

“Me Against The Music” featuring Madonna, officially premiered today at 8.10am on BBC Radio 1 and at 8.20am on independent radio stations, such as Invicta FM, Essex FM and 95.8 Capital FM.

A Rishi Rich remix, featuring Penelope Magnet instead of Madonna, was played at 7.40am on Kiss 100, and other EMAP-owned radio stations. The track will be released in the UK as a commercial single on 10th November 2003.

2 October 2003

Rolling Stone magazine – “Britney finds it hard to be a woman”

She was a star at 16 and suffered public heartbreak at 20. Now — after a year of fun and games — she’s out to prove she can do it again. By Mark Binelli.

Two pairs of lips, a little tongue. Nothing odd for cable television, even if it was two women. Still, when Britney Spears kissed Madonna on the MTV Video Music Awards — a lip lock that seemed designed to prove that both women were still capable of causing a sensation — it became head line news. “Tonsil hockey,” leered the New York Daily News. “Booty bouncing,” seconded the New York Post. “Sorry,” said the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which had to apologize after outraged readers objected to a Page One photo of the kiss.

Even CNN’s Crossfire got into the act, featuring Spears one-on-one with Tucker Carlson — a bow-tie-wearing conservative better known for sparring ‘with the likes of Hillary Clinton. Spears said that, no, she’d never kissed a woman before, and, yes, maybe she would again, if it was Madonna. She also revealed that the kiss had been rehearsed, and all involved had agreed to see how it felt in the moment. Though she denies it, even more was rehearsed: Madonna playfully slapping Spears’ ass — a moment that didn’t make it on the air.

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