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Britney Spears

Born Dec. 2, 1981 in tiny Kentwood, La., Britney Spears emerged as one of the defining artists of the teen-pop/bubblegum music craze of the 1990s. Before her explosion as a solo artist, Spears gained notoriety as a contestant on Star Search and cast member of The New Mickey Mouse Club, the kid-friendly variety show produced at Disney-MGM Studios in Orlando.

Although early solo hits such as "Baby One More Time" and "Oops I Did It Again" exuded a playful innocence, the singer's image would become more sexual as her career progressed. Speculation about her virginity and relationship with boyfriend Justin Timberlake began to eclipse her music by the time of her 2001 album, Britney. Stea...
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Born Dec. 2, 1981 in tiny Kentwood, La., Britney Spears emerged as one of the defining artists of the teen-pop/bubblegum music craze of the 1990s. Before her explosion as a solo artist, Spears gained notoriety as a contestant on Star Search and cast member of The New Mickey Mouse Club, the kid-friendly variety show produced at Disney-MGM Studios in Orlando.

Although early solo hits such as "Baby One More Time" and "Oops I Did It Again" exuded a playful innocence, the singer's image would become more sexual as her career progressed. Speculation about her virginity and relationship with boyfriend Justin Timberlake began to eclipse her music by the time of her 2001 album, Britney. Steamy songs such as "I'm a Slave 4 U," which she performed in a skimpy outfit with a snake wrapped around her neck on the MTV Video Music Awards, fueled such talk.

As an adult, Spears continued to be a magnet for the tabloids, embarking on a bizarre two-day marriage to childhood sweetheart Jason Alexander and later marrying backup dancer Kevin Federline. That relationship was chronicled in a reality show, Chaotic. She had two children with Federline, but divorced him in 2007.

Spears then descended into more unbalanced behavior, having her head shaved at a salon in Tarzana, Calif., enduring ugly custody battles and involuntary psychological treatment. She emerged, however, to make two albums, Blackout (2007) and Circus (2008).
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  • Sands Bethlehem Event Center's New Years Eve party to have distinct 'Jersey Shore' flavor

     
    Sands Bethlehem Event Center’s second New Year’s Eve party will be a rocking party -- with a distinct Jersey Shore flavor to it. DJ Pauly D, who has parlayed his role as one of the housemates on MTV's reality show......
  • Madonna -- still daring after all these years

    "MOST PEOPLE thought I was strange. I didn't have many friends. I might not have had any friends. But it all turned out good in the end, because when you aren't popular, and you don't have a social life, it gives you more time to focus on your future. And...
  • Photographers chasing Kim Kardashian not charged under paparazzi law

    At least three photographers pursued Kim Kardashian at 80 to 85 mph on the 101 Freeway on Tuesday, the California Highway Patrol said Wednesday, but their behavior “did not rise to the level of reckless driving needed for charges under the state&...
  • M.I.A. says Super Bowl middle finger was 'godly'

    M.I.A. says Super Bowl middle finger was 'godly'
    When M.I.A. flipped the bird during her Super Bowl performance last year alongside Madonna and Nicki Minaj, there was the typical water cooler outrage, which led the news cycle for a few days before some other pop star grabbed our attention. But the...
  • Arcade Fire scores second No. 1 album with 'Reflektor'

    Arcade Fire scores second No. 1 album with 'Reflektor'
    Arcade Fire burned through the competition on its way to the top of the Billboard 200 this week. The Canadian group bowed at No. 1 on the album chart Wednesday with "Reflektor," which sold 140,000 copies in its first week in stores, according to Nielsen...
  • Britney Spears in 'Perfume': Now the singer's working

    Britney Spears in 'Perfume': Now the singer's working
    Britney Spears is back -- perhaps for real this time. In September, the teen-pop veteran sassed her way though "Work Bitch" with enough zombie-eyed determination to get Pop & Hiss mildly enthused about her comeback album "Britney Jean," due Dec. 3....
  • Jazz picks: Fred Hersch, Tigran Hamasyan lead a full weekend

    Jazz picks: Fred Hersch, Tigran Hamasyan lead a full weekend
    A look at upcoming shows to fill your music calendar this weekend:   Brian Haas and Scott Amendola: The founding member of the jazz-oriented jam band -- or perhaps jam-oriented jazz band? -- the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, keyboardist Brian Haas delved...
  • Blockbuster video stores: A fan reminisces

    Blockbuster video stores: A fan reminisces
    It's a Friday night, about 6 p.m., any year during the 1990s. "Mom!" I'd shout, racing to the door the instant she returned home from work. "We need to go to Blockbuster." Time was of the essence. If we arrived at the video store past 7, we'd have...
  • Las Vegas: Bigger Beacher's Madhouse debuts on New Year's Eve

    Clubby and crazed, Beacher’s Madhouse in Las Vegas is going big for the new year. One of the nation’s bawdiest floor shows opens up in expansive new digs at the MGM Grand on New Year’s Eve, featuring Oompa-Loompas circling the...
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' recap: Forget You

    'Dancing With the Stars' recap: Forget You
    Halfway through Season 23 of “Dancing With the Stars” and we’ve got our first shocker. After a feel-good night of dances commemorating the remaining couples’ most memorable Years, it seemed especially harsh to send a couple home....
  • Britney Spears says abs are real, not airbrushed on

      Britney Spears says her abs are real and the product of hours spent with a personal trainer plus major yoga sessions. The singer told Shape magazine she works hard for her figure after speculation that the midriff she shows off in costumes in her...
  • Hey Simon Cowell: With 'X Factor' ratings sliding, can you save it?

    Hey Simon Cowell: With 'X Factor' ratings sliding, can you save it?
    Attention, Simon Cowell: You need to rethink the ratings factor for "The X Factor." Fox's singing contest reemerged Tuesday night with a serious baseball hangover, drooping to just 4.9 million total viewers with a two-hour special, according to Nielsen....