Britney was photographed arriving at the Fox Studios in Los Angeles today to film her second guest appearance as Abby, the receptionist, on “How I Met Your Mother.” The episode is due to take 2 days to cover, and will be entitled “Everything Must Go” airing in the USA on 12th May, featuring Britney’s character teaming up with Barney, played by Neil Patrick Harris, to torment Ted, played by Josh Radnor, resulting in Barney popping the question to Abby for a shocking response.
Britney Spears is officially confirmed for a second guest appearance in “How I Met Your Mother,” reprising her role as Abby, the receptionist for Ted’s dermatologist. The episode could air in the USA as soon as 12th May, with executive producer, Craig Thomas, saying “We’re all so thrilled to have Britney joining us once again.” Production on the episode, which is said to involve Abby and Barney (played by Neil Patrick Harris) ganging up on Ted, reportedly started today.
Britney Spears is back in the studio after working out at Bally’s and having a voice lesson, where she was seen holding a CD that said “04/25/08 Britney’s Voice Lesson – Afternoon.” She headed off to a recording studio in the evening, accompanied by manager, Larry Rudolph, to work with Damon Elliott, who has recorded songs with P!nk and Jessica Simpson.
Britney is officially the #1 artist on the internet, according to the BBC’s new Sound Index online ranking system, taking into account blog mentions, Last.fm listens, Bebo lists and frends, MySpace profile plays and friends, iTunes downloads, Google searches and YouTube video watches, ahead of Simple Plan, Mariah Carey and Leona Lewis.
“Break The Ice” climbs eight places to #15 in this week’s official UK singles chart, following the physical release of the 2-track CD on Monday. In the official albums chart, “Blackout” climbs to #25 from #43 in its 25th week on the chart!
“People” magazine has reported that Britney is to officially reprise her role as Abby, the receptionist for Ted’s dermatologist in “How I Met Your Mother” later this season. A source told the magazine “the show is ecstatic and so is Britney. She had so much fun the first time around she really wanted to come back. It was a mutual decision to work together more.”
Rumours that Britney Spears is close to signing a deal to be the face of Bally’s Total Fitness could well be accurate, as Larry Rudolph is friends with John Wildman, the chief marketing officer at Bally’s. Britney has been visiting the gym frequently over the past few days, working with their personal trainers and nutritionists; however, a spokesperson said they are just focused on her health at the moment.
Britney Spears has been back in the recording studio with manager, Larry Rudolph, for the second day running; after having vocal coaching lessons in Tarzana and a workout session, Britney headed to the Glenwood place recording studio, following her visit to the MICID studios in Burbank yesterday.
Larry Rudolph told “Us Weekly”: “We went into the studio, but it was just for fun – nothing more. She wanted to go in and tinker around.”
Britney’s 21st UK single, “Break The Ice,” is available in stores across the UK from today featuring the album version of the track alongside the B-side, “Everybody,” available on CD in the UK for the first time.
Neil Patrick Harris has spoken about Britney’s appearance on “How I Met Your Mother” saying “she played a role for a week, and did a really nice job, but the workload involved with doing memorization and the purging of comedy over and over is really, really hard. I mean, it takes a strong skill set to do that every week. We kept the set closed to make her comfortable. So I would probably keep everything to myself. We wanted to make sure that she didn’t feel exploited from us personally. She’s exploited from everyone, all the time. We had some nice times, but they were our times. If she ends up getting her own show, she has to be prepared for the work load.”
He followed up the statement, saying “it seems that yesterday a writer took some quotes of mine and speculated an opinion about their intent. I write to you to set the record straight, Britney did a great job on the show. She really did. In fact, we are all hoping that she returns rather soon to reprise her role as Abby.”
Britney Spears met with Ed Hardy designer Christian Audigier yesterday regarding a potential collaboration for a children’s clothing range. A representative for Ed Hardy said “Britney wants to work on a clothing line with Christian; it was a closed-door meeting, but we will say that they are planning to do a children’s clothing line, seeking out Christian for his flair on the line. She was really warm and in good spirits.”
Larry Rudolph spoke to Ryan Seacrest about Britney, saying: “It’s funny, I met her when she was 13 years old, and finally years and years later, around 8 or 9 years later, when she wanted to get married, she’d met Kevin, she really wanted to settle down and just take a giant step backwards from public life, you know, have her babies and start a family. She was just in a completely different place, I still wanted to do other things and she wanted to take break, and that was fine, so we sort of just parted amicably.
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