25 February 2009

Ed Alonzo speaks about The Circus Starring…

Illusionist-comedian Ed Alonzo, who is working with Britney on tricks for her forthcoming tour, has spoken to “People” magazine, saying “We’re going to be doing the classics of magic but a little high-tech. We’ll be doing a little dissection, transposition, a vanish, an appearance-and if I do a trick, she doesn’t just hold the props, she’s actually getting inside the big boxes or I am slicing her up.
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23 February 2009

“For The Record” DVD details released

“Britney: For The Record” will be released on DVD worldwide in April, with the UK release happening on 6th April, and the USA on 7th April. The DVD will feature the full, uncut documentary, as aired on Sky 1 in the UK in December 2008, as well as 6minutes of unaired bonus footage. The USA release will be released through Sony Music, and will also feature 6 remixes of her current singles, “Womanizer” and “Circus.”

18 February 2009

Virgin Mobile issue tour press release

Virgin Mobile have issued the press release for the forthcoming The Circus Presents Britney Spears tour, which they are sponsoring in the USA & Canada. The press release confirms a few facts about Britney, such as that she has sold 83million records worldwide, $350million in tour ticket sales and that “Circus” has now sold over 3million copies worldwide.

“I’m thrilled to partner with Virgin Mobile on my tour,” said Britney Spears. “They will have cool opportunities for my fans and me to connect, and they’ll bring a lot of excitement to the tour.”

16 February 2009

“Circus” out now in the UK

“Circus” is available now in the UK on CD single, having been charting on downloads alone for the past few months, peaking at #13 a few weeks ago. The CD features an exclusive remix of “Womanizer,” whilst the digital EP includes remixes from Diplo, Tom Neville and Junior Vasquez – a second remix EP, featuring remixes from Linus Loves and the Villains, will be released next week.

15 February 2009

Perez Hilton to be featured in The Circus Starring… video

Blogger Perez Hilton is to make a cameo in a video interlude at The Circus Starring Britney Spears. His web site said: “We had never met or even spoken to Jamie before. But, he somehow got ahold of our contact info and gave Perez a call. King told us that he had a dream about Perez and wanted us to be a part of The Circus. His dream is the video we shot last weekend, which is the opening video for the entire show.”
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13 February 2009

Britney adds Manchester date to The Circus Starring…

Britney Spears’ forthcoming UK tour will include a new date in Manchester, following her eight date residency at the O2 Arena in London. On 17th June 2009, The Circus Starring Britney Spears will hit the Manchester Arena; tickets are available from Ticketmaster now.

9 February 2009

Felicia Culotta rejoins Britney’s team

Felicia Culotta has rejoined Britney as her personal assistant alongside Brett, who has been working with Britney since mid-2008, has released a statement saying “Britney has always held a special place in my heart, and over the course of the last year I have seen her work harder than she ever has in her entire life. Sadly, I am really going to miss the Jonas boys, but I felt I had to be a part of this exciting time in Britney’s career. I love Britney and missed her dearly.”

3 February 2009

Britney talks The Circus Starring… tour

Jamie King has spoken about The Circus Starring… saying “Britney and I are really excited to conceptualise the Circus tour. We’ve taken the idea of a traditional ‘big-top circus’ and given it a Britney Spears twist. This circus is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. It’s sexy, fun, explosive, and full of surprises. We wanted the stage to resemble the design of a three-ring circus where multiple acts can take place simultaneously. While avoiding such traditional circus elements as live animals, we’ve created something innovative and exciting using contortionists, dancers, lighting, fire and other special effects. In the end, we just want fans to experience a unique and thrilling concert with Britney.”
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2 February 2009

“If U Seek Amy” music video details

The music video for “If U Seek Amy” directed by Jake Nava will be shot on 10th February, with a casting call being held for extras tomorrow. The casting call is looking for ‘sexy bodied party people’ aged 18-25, who are ‘stylish, edgy, dark and sexy’, an obsessive stalker fan male, aged 30-40, pageant queens, aged 12-16 with big hair, stage mothers, aged 35-50, in trouser suits, ‘Barbie’-type children, aged 7-10, ‘perfectly combed hair’ American ‘preppy’ children, and a ‘Ken’ doll husband, clean shaven with perfectly combed hair, ‘plastic like’.

1 February 2009

“Circus” release details for the UK and Europe

“Circus” will be released in the UK on CD on 16th February and 27th February 2009 in the rest of Europe, with the Mike Rizzo Funk Generation radio remix of “Womanizer” included. A maxi CD will also be released in Europe, containing the much hyped Diplo remix of “Circus,” alongside remixes from Tom Neville and Junior Vasquez and the music video.