26 August 2008

Lady Gaga talks about second Britney track

Lady GaGa has spoken about the second of the tracks she has written for Britney’s sixth album in a new interview saying, “I wrote both songs thinking they might be for my own record. It just so happened that she heard another song that I did with a different producer (Fernando Garibay) that she also gravitated towards and I don’t even know if she knew that I wrote it. I was supposed to go in and produce her vocals but I couldn’t do it as I was on tour. I heard that she is dancing her pants off in the studio, so I’m excited!”

23 August 2008

Britney will not perform on VMAs

Larry Rudolph has denied that Britney will be appearing at the forthcoming MTV VMAs, where she has been nominated three times for “Piece Of Me,” including for Video Of The Year, saying “Britney will not be performing, I am telling you officially and unequivocally that Britney will not be up there,” on Ryan Seacrest’s show, via e-mail. In a second statement, he said “Contrary to media reports, Britney was never slated to perform on this year’s VMAs. She’s in the middle of recording her next album, which is going amazingly well, and her focus remains there.”

Britney video interlude appears in Madonna tour

Britney’s video performance to Madonna’s “Human Nature” has just aired on the opening night of her Sticky & Sweet tour in Cardiff, Wales. Madonna sings the track, accompanying herself on guitar, whilst Britney is in a lift, in her hooded top, pressing the buttons – she mouths the words of the song and runs around the lift, going crazy.

Madonna stands at the end of the catwalk, whilst the film is projected on a circular screen around her, enabling the entire stadium to see the film. The track sounds close to the album version, with a slight ska influence in the remix, whilst Britney goes crazier, crying and ripping off her clothes, before looking up and saying, “It’s Britney, bitch.”

15 August 2008

“OK!” magazine UK publish Britney exclusive

Britney’s first sit-down interview and photoshoot in over two years has been published in the larger-sized UK version of “OK!” magazine available from all good newsagents now priced £2.95.

11 August 2008

Britney to tell-all to “OK!” magazine USA

Britney’s first sit-down interview will be published in this week’s “OK!” magazine, the same publication that attempted to interview her with a photoshoot in July 2007. Britney’s last magazine photoshoot was with “People” magazine, whilst pregnant with Jayden James, and her last magazine interview was conducted over the phone with the UK’s “Q” later that year.

MSNBC says that Britney answered questions at length, whilst her dad, Jamie Spears, who’s never spoken at length with the media, also reportedly spoke about her management, Kevin Federline and her sons; the issue is due out in the USA on Friday.

8 August 2008

Britney films with Russell Brand

Britney is filming a series of short adverts for the MTV Video Music Awards, alongside British comedian Russell Brand, who is hosting the show. A 9000lb elephant appears in the background as the ‘elephant in the room’, whilst the format is said to include improvisational questions and answers with Russell, following the format used by LL Cool J and Pete Wentz in the past.

Russell reportedly joked about there being sexual tension, and Britney said back “I don’t feel the tension!” Britney has been nominated 17 times at the ceremony, but has yet to walk away with a win; she is nominated for Best Female and Best Pop Videos this year.

2 August 2008

Yahoo! places Britney’s first two albums in top 15 ever

Yahoo! have placed Britney’s debut albums “…Baby One More Time” and “Oops!… I Did It Again” in their top 15 albums ever by a female act, appearing at spots #4 and #6 respectively. The data was compiled based on the album’s USA domestic album sales, critical response, Grammy Award value and chart run resulting in a US Dollar value, giving “…Baby One More Time” a value of $6.11 and “Oops!… I Did It Again” a value of $4.41.

1 August 2008

“Piece Of Me” nominated for two MTV VMAs

The music video for “Piece Of Me” has been nominated for two MTV Video Music Awards at the 2008 ceremony, due to be held in October. In the category of Best Pop Video, “Piece of Me” is up against the Jonas Brothers’ “Burnin’ Up,” Danity Kane’s “Damaged,” Tokio Hotel’s “Ready, Set, Go!”and “Nine In The Afternoon,” by Panic At The Disco, whilst in the Best Female Video category, Britney is up against the likes of Alicia Keys and Jordin Sparks; it is anticipated Britney will also be nominated for Best Dancing In A Video.

Lady Gaga talks about Britney

Lady Gaga has revealed working for Britney was a dream come true, saying “I was working with Rodney Jerkins on tracks for the Pussycat Dolls, and we wrote this song – I almost slipped and told you the name. Thank God I caught myself! I respect her a lot, so I was to give her control over that. When we were done with the song, I was like, “Oh, I want to sing it,” but my album was already closed. It never even crossed my mind that she was doing a new record.

“Then Rodney played it for Larry Rudolph, who was in the studio. Rodney called me later and was like, “Britney’s people are freaking out about this song.” Ultimately, she makes the decisions, so when I found out that she loved it and was going to record it, it was amazing. I actually heard it yesterday with her on it for the first time, and I really had chills.”