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Britney Is Rumor & Ratings Gold

Britney Is Rumor & Ratings Gold

Britney's laid low (well, other than that one thing) since her Sunday night VMA performance, but that certainly doesn't mean the rumors have been quiet around her. In fact, as Simon Cowell pointed out, the world is talking about her more than ever (not to mention that she certainly stole the VMA show). Simon's not the only celebrity coming to Brit's defense, Fergie let out an impassioned plea for people to give Spears a break.

To the public, there are a million reasons to criticize Britney but for MTV it's only been gold - the VMAs ratings were up 23% from last year!

Oh - and the newest detail about her VMA look, Ken Paves flew to Vegas to do her hair, but "made the professional decision" not to. To be fair, her hair has looked way worse but she still could have used the help.

Elsewhere in Britney, the record label is trying to overshadow her performance with more buzz about her album. Both People and EW came out with sneak previews on more new tracks and lyrics from her album. As great as it is to hear hot new lyrics about her "bad media karma" and being "Mrs. American Dream", there is still no word on whether the music is any good.

On an entirely different Brit note, she sold her temporary Beverly Hills house that she never really lived in and is back in Malibu. I'm sure Sean Preston, who turns 2 this week as JJ turns 1, is loving it. Just a thought that I'm sure she's heard before - maybe getting out of LA entirely would be best.

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CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 10 years
fergie came to her defense because fergie knows what its like to be humiliated onstage, although when Fergie peed herself she didnt do it on purpose and would have prevented it if she could. Brit on the other hand, knew she wasnt ready and did nothing to ensure that she gave a good show, she isnt a professional.
wicca_08 wicca_08 10 years
I am so disappointed with her performance.
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 10 years
It's nice of Fergie to stand up for Britney and Lindsay, but LL makes her rehab the world's business when she keeps releasing photos of her time in rehab and her reunion with her father. Well, I guess, if nothing else, Britney's performance has made the world talk about her!
outofhere outofhere 10 years
MTV got exactly what they wanted and so has every other celebrity/tabloid site and magazine.
desertbanshee desertbanshee 10 years
Let's see some pictures of K-Fed and the boys at the birthday party. That would be cute and fun!
desertbanshee desertbanshee 10 years
If Britney should GO AWAY to rethink her priorities, and people should stop covering up for her. She set herself up for this when she did not take the time to practice. At what point is she going to take responsibility for her own life? Clearly, she isn't.
demeter demeter 10 years
MTV should be thanking her.
Ginger Ginger 10 years
I disagree with a bunch of you. If MTV wanted to milk the ratings, they wouldn't have Britney open. They would have tucked it in the last half hour and put up teasers so people would stay tuned. No matter how much a few Brittaloonies howl, Sarah Silverman has a long successful career. She's been in a lot of films and tv shows, had her own show, and a successful stand-up career. She was great as a regular in Greg the Bunny. She will probably still have a career long after Britney has made her "where are they now?" VH1 special. Britney may be more famous right now, but it's not for any good reasons. People actually pay to see Sarah Silverman.
msshellokitty msshellokitty 10 years
I'm so tired of hearing about Britney.She should focus more on her kids and not trying to get back what she once had.K-Fed throw the kids a party and we haven't heard anything about Britney and the boys.All we keep hearing about is her messed up performance and not about the boys.
minkysmom minkysmom 10 years
fergie needs to not speak. I don't care about anything a former drug addict has to say at all.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 10 years
redrandom i doubt shitney is reading so no i am not going to make her turn anorexic, but thanks she is fat, wait shitney does read pop i forgot
i-am-elle i-am-elle 10 years
I must admit.. I only watched because I knew she was going to mess up somehow. Then I got sucked in and watched the whole thing hehe.
RedRandom RedRandom 10 years
She didn't look fat. She just should have worn something to flatter her shape more. It’s cynical people like those of you who call her fat that drive people to anorexia and to have low self-esteem. She looks a lot better then most girls walking down the street and a hell a lot better then most moms of two.
ThatsBloo2You ThatsBloo2You 10 years
blah blah blah... piss n moan piss n moan... next!
Iris1000 Iris1000 10 years
I'd like to see he successful again.
sexyeyes sexyeyes 10 years
blah blah blah blah... who cares what the critics say!!!
tati33 tati33 10 years
Bet Britney didn't think her lame comment was going to bite her in the behind...WTF?!! Calling your kids "mistakes" you're dumb Brit DUMB!!!
tati33 tati33 10 years
nyara - right on about the Christina/JT/Momma Spears/K-Fed comment you are right...
JennaV JennaV 10 years
Everyone wants to watch a trainwreck. Of course the ratings soared.
barjar1122 barjar1122 10 years
MTV is definitely a ratings whore, that is exactly the reason they signed her on for the awards but then again, so is Pop. What other reason would they have a post on her almost every single day? Its not because she is doing something different or exciting.
ilove2ski ilove2ski 10 years
ahhh fergie is too sweet. love her!
sashak sashak 10 years
I think Fergie needs to STFU. When she had her substance abuse problems she was not a super-celeb, like Brit & LL. No-one gave a damn about her. These stupid girls WANT all the attention, why not give it to 'em & hang 'em out to dry? Oh, & I think Sarah Silverman is funny as hell. It is just her brand of humor. MTV knew damn well the kinds of things that would come out of her mouth & they have always had hosts who are "mean" to the celebs. And as for her being jelous, um, yeah right. I'm sure as hell not jelous of Brit & I don't why any sane person would be
Woop Woop 10 years
Britney is never going to grow up because she doesn't have to. With all the excuses made for her and all the coddling, why bother?
Greggie Greggie 10 years
I actually find Fergie's defense of Britney really scary - you'd think having been through it, she'd want to help Britney, not enable her to sink lower. If that's possible.
roxy17 roxy17 10 years
I think we have covered everything Britney for today folks. It has been entertaining as usual. :)
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