Weird news of the day: Britney Spears has been accused of sexual harassment, according to Contact Music.
That site says that "Former policeman Fernando Flores, 29, has quit his job as the pop superstar's head bodyguard after the mother-of-two allegedly paraded around naked in front of him on numerous occasions.
Flores is now reportedly considering a sexual harassment lawsuit against the 'Toxic' singer."
A "friend" of Flores, apparently told someone somewhere that, "She was always giving him the come on and he felt if he didn't reciprocate he could lose his job. He finally handed in his notice last week and is considering legal action.
A demo of Britney Spears singing Lady Gaga's Telephone has hit the internet. Apparently the track was first written for Britney but she eventually passed on it, which is good for Gaga, as she later had a big hit with the track.
Producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins has confirmed on his Twitter that the heavily Auto-Tuned, very rough demo recording is indeed of Britney and says he doesn't know who leaked it. He also said he will not be leaking a mixed version (which sort of implies that there is one).
If this recording serves a purpose, it's to demonstrate that, laid bare, without all of Gaga's over the top trappings to serve as a distraction, this is a really stupid song. Sample lyrics: "I can't text you with a drink my hand, eh?" and "Not that I don't like you, I'm just tryin' to par-tay." Brit might have been right to pass. It really needs dancing prisoners, Coke can curlers and Tarantino's truck to make it go down easy.
Britney Spears did not order a man out of a catalogue, her reps want you to know.
The pop star's latest romance is apparently cooling off and so the New York Daily News is claiming she went trolling for some man meat in a modeling agency's book, and had some delivered.
The News says a source told them "she took a liking to one strapping Ford man named Bekim Trenova (hair: brown; eyes: hazel; height: 6 feet). Using back channels, Spears' minions are said to have invited the 24-year-old hunk (photo inset) to "audition" for a music video in L.A. [the source said "strapping?" Really??? That's not a very anonymous sourcy word]
"'When he got there, there was no camera crew,' contends a source. 'There was just Britney. She was looking sexy. She made it pretty clear that she was less interested in hiring him than in dating him.'"
It's the sort of thing we sit around and talk about all the time here at Sympatico: How would the world be different if Britney Spears were president? You wonder too right?
Well, now you have your answers. Brit was on Letterman Tuesday night delivering the "Top Ten Ways the World Would be Different if Britney Spears were President." For one thing the president would be wearing a bikini. The other ways?
Blame it on the tequila! I always do. It's the most useful defence in the world, unless you're in a court of law, in which case, maybe not.
A new book, Britney: Inside the Dream, by a guy named Steve Dennis, apparently reveals what went down before Britney's notorious performance at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards. It says Britney binged on tequila shots to calm her nerves.
Britney Spears pulled a Spinal Tap this weekend and yelled "What's up Sacramento?" while on stage in San Jose. In and of itself, this isn't that big a deal. Rock and pop stars travel so much they probably forget where they are all the time. Last year Kanye West called Sacramento "Seattle" during a show. (Now we just need someone to call Seattle "San Jose" and the circle is complete)
It was an overwhelmingly female turn-out for Britney Spears' sold out concert at the Air Canada Centre on Wednesday night ("I think I'm choking on estrogen," my husband said as we walked in, so I bought him a manly Jack Daniels) and the show was thoroughly entertaining and, from what I could tell, free of any major wardrobe malfunctions -- so y'know, that right there is something.
Britney herself was only a small part of a whole that began with a projection of Perez Hilton dressed in Elizabethan drag and getting crossbowed in the crown jewels (good times), and included back-up dancers and circus performers -- clowns, acrobats, martial arts, aerialists, magicians -- playing on the whole media circus thing. There were also, of course, myriad costume changes and a wide assortment of pantless, sparkly outfits. Plus use of pyrotechnics and much employment of trap doors and holes in the stage -- one could picture an army of pulley technicians working a vast, complex ceiling much like the one in The Prestige -- I hope whoever invented the trap door as a means of transition got some kind of patent because nothing beats a good hole in the stage.
"I'm Mrs. She's Too Big Now She's Too Thin" indeed. So say the lyrics to the best Britney song ever, Piece of Me.
After not touring for five years, Britney's Circus tour kicked off in New Orleans this week (I've got my tickets!) and fans apparently couldn't be happier.
According to MTV, "Fans were excited to share the details of the show with MTV News by describing the aptly named tour as a full-on circus that included 'midgets,' fire and magic." (Are we saying 'midgets' again? I can't keep up.)
Britney Spears' Twitter account has been hacked. Hacked I tell you! Or so we assume.
Warning: If you are offended by the proper term for a female's nether regions please stop READING NOW. Also STOP if you are offended by the suggestion that said nether regions might bite.
Rolling Stone reports that somebody who most people think is probably not Britney, posted the following, "HI Yall! Brit Brit here, just wanted to update you all on the size of my vagina. Its about 4 feet wide with razor sharp teeth."
Parents in Australia are "outraged," says Starpulse, "with one of the songs on Britney Spears' new album Circus because it encourages their children to be vulgar."
A mothers group has "publicly attacked Spears" – verbally I think, or perhaps in writing. I don't think they beat her up or anything – after hearing their kids singing the chorus of "If U Seek Amy." They say B Spea is deliberately trying to be controversial.
Why? Let's see if you can figure it out. Say the title of the song. (If U Seek Amy). Say it again. Geddit? Come on. I'm not gonna spoon feed you this one. I'm not gonna spell it out for you, but if you need a hint think of clothing company French Connection UK's naughty brand pun. Now, say it again. Now do you get it? Ha! Diabolical isn't it?
Starpulse says Leonie Barsenbach, a concerned mum, told Aussie news website Undercover.com.au, "I was astonished and totally taken aback when I heard my five and seven year old kids walking around the house singing [it]. When I asked them what it was, they told me it was Britney Spears. I was horrified.