Sources have claimed that Britney’s latest single will be “Break The Ice.” Despite my doubt, a new scan has surfaced on the StarsVIP forums, courtesy of BMK. Granted, this could be fake, but the detailing is pretty specific. Additionally, a radio rip and instrumental leaked today, suggesting that this is truly the upcoming release. Regardless, she’s not ready for anything promotion wise, but if I had to choose, “Break The Ice” would be by far the least ironic single to release. “Hot As Ice” is riddled with pompous lyrics that could only be sung by the healthiest, tip-toppiest of shape entertainer. Not now, but soon…
Britney Spears has been admitted into psychiatric ward over at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles for almost a full day. As of right now, Britney is in good health and spirits, at least for the moment. The entire process that broke out last night was apparently orchestrated by Spears’ family. All the events, including the police choppers, barricades, and motorcycle motorcades, were planned out prior to the event according to People magazine. There was a fear that she would attempt to flee with one of her many boyfriend/paparazzo scums, so the situation was covered from all angles. With nowhere to run, Britney obliged and checked into the medical center.
Sadly, the backbone of this intervention seems to be crumbling more than ever, as the bickering begins to go public. Sam has gone on record regarding his feud with the family in a text message to Access Hollywood saying: “Her mother is not someone who cares about her daughter, she’s only concerned with herself. Sad but true. She was too busy getting a manicure to come over yesterday, despite her daughters (sic) pleas. Sad, very sad.” Reports from X17 as well as other news outlets claim that Lynne is highly suspicious of Britney’s newfound friend, Sam, and his intentions. Don’t forget that somewhere in the mix, Adnan is also involved.
After the 72-hour review that is to take place, as well as possible further analysis, there is some debate as to what will be done next. Lynne would like to bring Britney back home, according to Britney’s lawyer, Michael Flannagan, â€œLynne is extremely concerned for her daughter and would like to take Britney back home to Louisiana and get her out of Hollywood.â€ On the flip side, Sam and Co. probably have other plans. The fact of the matter is that Britney is still unbalanced mentally, as it has almost fully been confirmed that she does have bipolar syndrome. It’s evident that she does not have her emotions in balance, and any decision she does make may be made during another one of her manic episodes that we’ve all seen.
I know that I just want her to be stable again. I don’t know what or who that requires to do the job, but someone must step in for her when she is no longer able to defend or control herself. Maybe Sam is right, and he’s doing what’s best (doubtful). I still believe in the goodness of her family, but I can’t help but remain doubtful. Fame may have tainted the family’s relationship beyond repair. Despite all of this, Britney is where she needs to be right now and is currently getting the medical attention necessary for her own good. I’m rooting for you, darling.
By the way, check out this report that was published after Mariah Carey’s infamous breakdown. Similarities galore. Perhaps Britney too will rise from all this as Carey did. Inspiration, perhaps?
Source: People, TMZ, X17, BMK, PageSix
My thoughts beyond the “read more” link, out of respect for those who have not yet been to the concert.
As we brushed out the confetti from our hair and shook out our dance-torn feet, there was nothing to do but turn to each other and smile. In fact, there was nothing to be said, besides “Oh, my God.” The Return of the Spice Girls Tour is an experience not to be missed. The concert is truly larger than life. From opening to finish, the atmosphere was absolutely electrifying. The entire concert may as well have happened within five minutes. As it was, the concert was over two hours long.
There were countless moments of brilliance of course. By far, the most squee-inducing, anxiety building sequence was the concert’s opening. After a slow-motion fairytale sequence of five little girls dressed as the Spice Girls opening a box of fairies (it gets gayer later on), a quick montage of headlines blared on the screens proclaiming that the Spice Girls were “calling it quits” from back in the ’90′s. Before you could finish a sentence, the place suddenly went dark. Suddenly, the outline of the five appeared center stage, with frenzied taglines weaving onto the top screen, declaring with each additional silhouette: “The power of one…is not that fun,” “The power of two…is nothing new,” “The power of three…not meant to be,” “The power of four…needs one girl more,” and finally, with the last girl in place “The power of five…keeps love alive tonight!” A moment of darkness. All at once, the sound and lights exploded as the girls launched up from platforms at least ten feet above the stage, launching definitely into the “la,la,la” bit of “Spice Up Your Life”…it was the perfect moment. I found a YouTube video uploaded from the opposite side of the stadium, about two sections further from where I was. It’s not the best quality, but it’s the full version of the opening from the concert.
There were countless essential moments. From the seductive strip-tease behind the heart-shaped doors of the five room changing booths, to walking the dancers with diamond leashes during “Holler,” it was a show marketed toward the fan base of 1997, with a mature, playfully risque overtone. The girls put on a great show vocally as well. They were honestly singing live, and every note sounded wonderful. Not to mention, their on stage banter, like Geri and Emma having an ass-slapping competition in between songs and Mel B chasing Geri down the catwalk. I couldn’t begin to describe how endearing and engaging the girls actually were.
Another moment of brilliance was during the “Holler” and “Let Love Lead The Way” sequence of the show, when Geri was quietly brought down from her platform. Indeed, the original four continued on the show for that moment, proving that their success extended for a short time beyond Geri’s departure. It was a rather significant and deserved nod to the other four for their final achievements.
But don’t worry, Geri was back before the echoes of “Let Love Lead The Way” faded. The solo portions of the show gained buckets of love from the crowd. Now you would think that the most homosexual moment of the tour had to be Victoria Beckham’s moment, sashaying down the runway with phone in hand and sunglasses atop head, lip-synching to Rupaul’s “Covergirl.” But no. That moment was reserved for the G-A-Y queen herself, Geri Halliwell, delivering a stunningly rousing “It’s Raining Men” with the help of five very fit, very shirtless men. Then of course, there was Mel B gyrating around a gay from the crowd while cracking a whip around him, and Melanie C turning the arena into a briefly frantic laser-light rave for a moment or two (I loved her Elvis-hip tosses during the verse breaks). Oh, and then of course came Emma, puzzling everyone in the crowd by crooning her ’60′s-tinged smash “Maybe” around a kitschy, black-and-white cube filled stage. Well, puzzling everyone except for me. I noticed about half way through the routine that I was in fact the only one in the crowd lipping and clapping through the song…everyone else looked a tad bewildered. That’s when I concluded that the Spice solo careers weresorely overlooked by most. It’s a good thing I keep dibs on them as tightly as I did ten years ago.
Beyond the group’s slight miscalculation in post-Spice fandom, the crowd was absolutely brilliant. No one ever sat down. There was hardly a moment to catch a breath, save for the ballads. But even then, the crowd was too engaged in swaying and singing out the top of their lungs to stop what they were doing. And even when the sound was blown out by the sheer noise levels coupled with the exploding cannons of confetti, it was obvious that nothing would ruin that final moment. Viva forever, my ladies.
I don’t think I’ll ever forget this night.
Britney Spears has reportedly attempted to commit suicide according to X17. Her mother is on the way, along with an ambulance. The entrance has been closed off. It is now 2:40 EST. Reports are still coming in…
According to Lynne, the emergency was not an attempted suicide. Still, that doesn’t clear up the whole police car line up looming outside the gates of Britney’s home. I’m sure more details will surface tomorrow, but for now, whatever has happened is no longer being classified as a suicide attempt.
EDIT 2: After all the madness from last night, it appears that the event was what TMZ had been referring to as the “creative intervention.” Last night, Britney’s psychiatrist called from within the home to have her committed. She is currently being held for at least 72 hours after showing signs of not sleeping for over two days. It seems that Sam Lutfi was blocked from the entire process (thank God) and that Adnan was allowed to come in with Lynne Spears (fuck).
The video for Kylie’s “Wow” has finally been posted on the Internets tonight. It keeps in line with the imagery from the “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” performance on the Kylie Show in November. It doesn’t stray far from what you’d expect from the disco diva…dirty dancing astronauts and criminal amounts of neon lights. I shudder to think of the electricity bill from the shoot. Only one thing remains for sure…Kylie Minogue is unconcerned about global warming.