Britney Spears looks sexy, toned and smiley on the much anticipated cover of Rolling Stone this week. The magazine doesn't hit stands until Friday, but while Britney is off getting used to performing again in Europe before her stateside promotional appearances, we've got a taste of the interview. In it her longtime manager calls Circus the album that will "cement her legend status." Here are highlights:
- On chaperoned dates: "Right when we got there, we just knew it was just bad," Spears says. "He looked like an older version of Harry Potter, but skinnier. … So I had to get dessert first. And the other date I had, the guy was really, really tall and a lot older. … We're trying to ask him questions, like, 'OK, you're into martial arts, so what kind of martial arts are you into?' And he was like, 'Oh, all kinds.' … But you know how silly we are, so we were just cracking up."
- On her life: "I feel like an old person now . . .I do! I go to bed at, like, 9:30 every night, and I don't go out or anything."
- On her kids: "Every time they come to visit me, I think about how they're such special people . . . [they] are starting to learn words like 'stupid,' and Preston says the f-word now sometimes. He doesn't get it from us. He must get it from his daddy. I say it, but not around my kids."
Britney's come a long way since her first provocative cover of the magazine that launched her sex symbol status, and thankfully a long way since her last one too. There are still moments of sadness in Britney's interview, but at least she's got that bubbly sense of humor back.