11 September 2004

“Greatest Hits: My Prerogative” moves forward a week

Britney’s greatest hits collection, “Greatest Hits: My Prerogative,” will be released a week earlier than originally planned, now coming out on 8th November internationally (9th in the USA and Canada), with the DVD on the 15th November (16th in USA and Canada). “My Prerogative” will be commercially released as a single on 1st November 2004 in the UK.

10 September 2004

Lynne’s Corner updated with end-of-summer news

It’s now the unofficial end of summer. I hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend. As for myself, I had a terrible sinus infection and spent the entire time (except for Jamie Lynn’s hair appointment on Saturday) in bed, resting. Britney had a girlfriend over to visit and they spent the day laying out by the pool. Kevin went golfing with his friends and cooked dinner for everyone.

Britney has been trying to take it easy on her knee. Blockbuster is about as much excitement as she can handle. Most of her days lately are strictly routine: physical therapy, massages and regular day to day stuff to keep her busy. “My Prerogative” is set to hit radio and MTV next week, be sure to look out for it!

We went to see the movie “Paparazzi” this weekend. I don’t know if we enjoyed it so much because the movie was so good, or if it was because we just identified with it so closely. All fan news aside, I really feel the need to clarify some of the media’s negative onslaught of press that has been everywhere lately. I’ve come across numerous photo’s where they are trying to depict Britney as, in their words, “trashy”.

They are using various photo’s to try to illustrate their point, for example, the one where she stepped on her floor length skirt and of course, it pulled down too low in the front. I saw her in this outfit that day and she looked absolutely adorable. Girls, I am sure this has happened to you before, but luckily, there weren’t hordes of paparazzi around to capture it in photo’s. As for her walking barefoot, the doctor’s orders are for her to wear Uggs or tennis shoes and it’s just too hot for that. Sometimes it just feels good to go barefoot in this heat and give her feet a rest. But then again, I guess it’s easy to find these “flawed” human moments when there’s 10-14 cars of paparazzi documenting your every move. My daughter is not one that is going to give into the pressures of dressing up every single day in order to impress the paparazzi vultures that await her outside.

I don’t really care how the media depicts Britney because I know the truth, but I do care about how you, the fans, see her. Britney always lets all of this roll off her back and not care about what they say – but I, as her mother, feel the need to set the record straight. I don’t know why the media has picked Britney to be the current celebrity they most love to hate, but they have…

On a lighter side, I hope all of you are getting ready to gear up for your fall routines and get back into the school swing of things!

8 September 2004

“My Prerogative” video to premiere on Channel 4

Channel 4 will be airing the “My Prerogative” video exclusively for the first time in the UK on Sunday 19th September 2004 at 2pm in its own dedicated 5 minute TV programme, called “Britney Spears: The Video Exclusive.”

7 September 2004

Lynne’s Corner updated with summer camp news

The 5 year reunion at the Camp turned out to be a great success. I was so privileged to see this year’s performance. I couldn’t believe how much talent was under one tent. Donna Luther and all the instructors do such an amazing job teaching the children their routines in 7 short days of classes! They all blew me away with their singing, dancing, acting, writing and playing of musical instruments. It was so wonderful to see how the returning campers had grown and gotten even better with their skills. The confidence levels in these children when they are on stage is amazing. It was great to see the ones that had come from New Orleans as well.
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2 September 2004

Britney cancels events whilst recuperating

Britney was unable to attend the MTV Video Music Awards and her Britney Spears Foundation end-of-camp show, following a check-up on her knee injury. Britney was told by the doctor that her knee had taken a turn for the worse, having swollen up, so she should avoid flying so it wouldn’t be harmed by air-pressure changes.

“It’s unfortunate,” a spokesperson said, “but that doesn’t mean she can’t continue life or eat dinner. First and foremost, she wanted to attend the camp, and then the VMAs. But she couldn’t go to either, since both were on the East Coast.”