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Britney Spears Song Rises After Timberlake Arrest

Fans get 'Criminal' to chart

(Newser) - Britney Spears is having a little bit of a win following her ex-boyfriend's arrest. After Justin Timberlake was busted on suspicion of driving while intoxicated early Tuesday in the Hamptons, Spears fans mounted a social media campaign urging people to purchase her 2011 song "Criminal," released as...

Britney Spears 'Home and Safe' After Hotel Incident

Another troubling report emerges about the celeb

(Newser) - Britney Spears is making tabloid headlines again, though she is dismissing the reports—which have triggered renewed concerns about her well-being—as fake news. What's not in dispute is that the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a call at the Chateau Marmont hotel early Thursday morning about a...

Britney Spears Reaches Divorce Settlement

Celeb's split with Sam Asghari is nearly official

(Newser) - Less than a week after reaching a court settlement with her father, Britney Spears has reached one with her soon-to-be-ex-husband. Spears and Sam Asghari submitted an agreement for dividing up their assets to a judge for approval, according to documents filed in a Los Angeles court on Thursday, nine months...

Britney Spears: 'I Will Never Return to the Music Industry'

'When I write, I write for fun or I write for other people'

(Newser) - Britney Spears is pushing back against rumors that she's planning to record a hit album one more time. "Just so we're clear most of the news is trash !!!" the singer wrote in an Instagram post with a painting depicting Salome with the head of John the...

Biden Misdirects Taylor Swift Shoutout

President refers to 'Britney's tour' in Brazil

(Newser) - Despite her near-total name recognition, Taylor Swift was confused for Britney Spears at the White House on Monday. The slip came when President Biden made a pop culture reference during a ceremony to pardon two turkeys on the South Lawn, NBC News reports. The president was saying that Liberty and...

TImbaland Is Sorry About Britney Spears Remark

He said Justin Timberlake should have 'put a muzzle' on her

(Newser) - Music producer Timbaland has apologized to Britney Spears—and her fans—for saying Justin Timberlake should have "put a muzzle on her." Timbaland faced an angry backlash from Spears fans after a clip from an Oct. 29 interview went viral, NBC News reports. When an audience member at...

Michelle Williams' Reading of Spears Memoir Is Getting Attention

Actor is making headlines for her reading of audiobook, especially one Timberlake snippet

(Newser) - Britney Spears' new memoir continues to make headlines , and now the audiobook for The Woman in Me, released Tuesday, is making news of its own. It's narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Michelle Williams, whose readings are now going viral, particularly one snippet involving Spears' ex, Justin Timberlake. That clip, per...

More Big Reveals From Britney Spears' Memoir

Further details on her abortion, her friendship with Madonna, and that snake from MTV's VMAs

(Newser) - Britney Spears' memoir, The Woman in Me, was released Tuesday, and some of the buzzier nuggets had already been circulating in advance—including the revelation that the singer had an abortion years ago when she was dating Justin Timberlake. More details are now out on that latter disclosure, per People...

Britney Spears Recalls First Learning of 'Free Britney'

'That was the most amazing thing I'd ever seen in my life'

(Newser) - With Britney Spears' memoir coming out Tuesday, more snippets are emerging about its contents. One big reveal from The Woman in Me already out is that she had an abortion years ago when dating Justin Timberlake. A few more in circulation:
  • Free Britney: Spears recalls first learning that fans had

Britney Spears: I Had Abortion With Justin Timberlake

She writes she would have kept the baby, but he was 'sure he didn't want to be a father'

(Newser) - Britney Spears has a memoir coming out next week, but one of the biggest bombshells appears to have dropped already. Spears writes that she had an abortion years ago when she was dating Justin Timberlake, reports Page Six . "I'm sure people will hate me for this, but I...

Britney on Divorce: 'I'm a Little Shocked'

'I couldn't take the pain anymore,' singer writes of split from Sam Asghari

(Newser) - Britney Spears has broken her silence on her pending divorce , which apparently came as a shock. The singer acknowledged her split from Sam Asghari, her husband of 14 months, on Saturday in the caption of an Instagram video , which showed her shaking her butt to Janet Jackson's "If....

Sam Asghari Speaks Out After Filing to Divorce Britney

Spears has yet to publicly comment on the news

(Newser) - Britney Spears still hadn't publicly commented on her impending divorce as of Thursday night, but her soon-to-be-ex-husband Sam Asghari issued a statement on his Instagram story. "After 6 years of love and commitment to each other my wife and I have decided to end our journey together,"...

It's Over for Britney Spears, Sam Asghari: Sources
Britney's Husband
Files for Divorce

Britney's Husband Files for Divorce

Sam Asghari cites irreconcilable differences

(Newser) - The rumors of a split were indeed true: Sam Asghari, husband of Britney Spears, has filed for divorce after a marriage of 14 months, reports CNN . His petition filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday cites "irreconcilable differences" and puts the date of separation at July 28.

Some Britney Spears Fans Worry She Was Never Freed

'Vulture' explores the phenomenon of 'Free Britney 2.0'

(Newser) - Remember the "Free Britney" movement? Given that Britney Spears was freed from her controversial conservatorship more than a year ago, you might think that the movement is now a relic of pop-culture history. You would be wrong. Welcome to "Free Britney 2.0," as Rebecca Jennings labels...

Cops: Britney Spears 'Hit Herself in the Face'

No charges will be filed in incident involving pop star and Spurs player Victor Wembanyama

(Newser) - No charges will be filed following a brief investigation of the altercation involving pop star Britney Spears, San Antonio Spurs rookie Victor Wembanyama, and a member of the player's security team, Las Vegas police said Friday, after determining Spears inadvertently "hit herself in the face." Spears said...

Britney Spears Files Police Report Over Alleged Slap

Singer says member of NBA star's security team 'backhanded' her

(Newser) - Britney Spears says she was slapped by a member of an NBA star's security team Wednesday night in Las Vegas. The singer had arrived at a Vegas eatery for dinner with her husband and two other people when she saw Victor Wembanyama of the San Antonio Spurs. In an...

Britney Spears on Intervention Rumors: 'Enough Is Enough!'

Sources tell TMZ those close to Spears are worried about her; Spears, husband dismiss all that

(Newser) - Earlier this week, TMZ published a report that claimed Britney Spears' inner circle had an imminent intervention in the works to confront the singer on her substance abuse and mental health issues. On Thursday, the 41-year-old pop star addressed those rumors, proclaiming on Instagram : "Enough is enough!" The...

Britney Spears Has Another Message for Her Sons

She won't see them until she feels 'valued,' singer says

(Newser) - The war of the words between Britney Spears and her teenage sons continues, with the singer on Saturday issuing an ultimatum of sorts to Sean Preston and Jayden James Federline. "I'm afraid to inform you guys, I'm not willing to see you until I feel valued,"...

Britney Spears' Feud With Her Sons Gets Worse

She slams Jayden James Federline after he gives tabloid interview

(Newser) - Britney Spears' feud with her kids has escalated: After her 15-year-old son with Kevin Federline, Jayden James, gave an interview to a British tabloid, Spears went on a long rant against the teen in a since-deleted social media post. Jayden had expressed concern for his mother's health and said...

Spears Posts, Then Deletes New Slam on Her Family

In voice memo, singer blasts defunct conservatorship, says her family 'threw me away'

(Newser) - Britney Spears isn't done speaking out about her now-defunct conservatorship, or the family members she feels kept her locked in it for 13 years. USA Today reports that the 40-year-old singer's latest diatribe came Sunday via a 22-minute voice memo she posted on Twitter and YouTube, though she...

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