Oops I Did It Again: The Original.
"'Oops! I Did It Again' was recorded in April, 1932 in a Chicago studio, most likely Nearlie's or West and Fourth ... The song remained all-but-forgotten until sixty years later when a young Britney Spears sent her interpretation of the Armstrong tune all the way to the top of the charts." (via
posted by adrober
on Apr 20, 2005 -
Britney Says... Pop Superstar Discusses Her High-Brow Faves
Britney writes about her exposure to high art and literature. The gallery is meant to help her grow as an artist, and expose her to new audiences. She doesn't want to perform for teenagers all her life, she's getting older after all. Features pictures of Britney reciting lyrics and poems. She wants to be taken seriously as a PERSON.
posted by rschram
on Mar 19, 2004 -
Getchya Blacklist on
"Actor Dustin Hoffman was so dismayed to find his name missing from the NRA's shadowy 19-page list of U.S. companies, celebrities, and news organizations seen as lending support to anti-gun policies that he wrote to the powerful pro-gun lobby group begging to be included. "
You can join
posted by GernBlandston
on Oct 29, 2003 -
Britney turned on by lesbian porn.
Seems pop princess Britney Spears has been hanging recently with adult film star Jenna Jameson. Reportedly there is "an attraction between them," and Jenna would love to perform with Britney in a movie. I can't make this stuff up.
posted by johnnyace
on Sep 4, 2002 -
Play The Britney Spears vs. Shakespeare Game:
This is more than a bit of fun from The Philosopher's Magazine
. After answering a few questions on your definition of what makes a great work of art, you get to choose two artists and rate them both. ( Yes, you can even pit Britney against Shakespeare). You'll then get a final score on who is, according to your criteria, il miglior fabro
. Julien Baggini
's essay, Who's The Greatest?
, is well worth reading beforehand. [I pitted T.S.Eliot against Miles Davis and Miles Davis won hands down...
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Jul 30, 2002 -
"Britney Underground takes you on a tour of poignant urban artistry in a time of crisis." it's a nice collection
of graffti from britney spears posters in new york, pretty funny. the negative emails
are possibly the highlight.
posted by rhyax
on Mar 16, 2002 -
The A to Z of Britney Spears
is for Totally, Britney's favourite adverb. After taking delivery of freebies from Hilfiger, she reported: 'My mom and my sister are like totally walking around in Tommy stuff.' Asked whether she and Justin understood each other, she cooed: 'We totally do.' And, with a grateful glance at the sky, she once asserted: 'I am totally blessed.' She has every right to appropriate the word. She is, after all, a totalitarian phenomenon. " [from The Observer, who really should know better]
posted by feelinglistless
on Feb 17, 2002 -
High speed hoax:
Taking advantage of a bug in CNN's "mail this story" mechanism, a guy created a hoax page looking like a CNN news story which claimed that Britney Spears had died in a car crash. (She's fine.) He seeded the story by giving it to just three people in a chat room -- and within 12 hours it had been downloaded 150,000 times. The Internet appears to permit extremely efficient distribution of disinformation.
posted by Steven Den Beste
on Oct 10, 2001 -
PETA vs. Britney
Boy, it's hard to pick a side to root for in this fight. The paragraph that caught my attention, though, was this: the spotted cats are supposedly going to be prowling the [MTV's Video Music Awards] stage around the scantily-clad popster (and self-proclaimed virgin) as she wails her new hip-hop-flavored tune, "I'm A Slave 4 U," while simulating an orgasm on stage a la Madonna.
Yeah, except that Madonna was at least consistent in her portrayal of sexuality as healthy and fun. A self-proclaimed virgin faking orgasms on nationwide TV, on the other hand, sounds like a heapin' helping of bizarro mixed messages
posted by Shadowkeeper
on Sep 5, 2001 -
Behind the Lizzie Grubman story
Publicist with clients including Britney Spears runs SUV into crowd
of 15 outside a club. Her dad is a major recording industry attorney, representing Michael Jackson, Sting, Elton John and Bruce Springsteen. But it's not a good enough story to take national? "Missing interns, shark-bitten 8-year-olds and murdered wives of has-been stars are OK, though."
posted by raysmj
on Jul 17, 2001 -
From the Bad-Rumors-That-Unfortunately-Turn-Out-To-Be-True Department:
Britney Spears confirms duet
with Madonna. NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
(I admire Madonna's knack for perpetual self-reinvention and surprising everyone with what she's cooked up next, but really, this is something I'm sure I'd be quite
happy to live without.)
posted by lia
on Jan 21, 2001 -
Am I the only one who finds this
disturbing? It's the "official britney spears website" and the intro flash is quite illuminating. Different parts of Ms. Spears' body get highlighted during the opening flash animation while areas of the site are displayed. When her breasts get illuminated, "Your Stuff" is the area that gets shown. (Her breasts are also used to showcase the "tour info", which may say more about the flash designers than anything else.)
posted by bison
on Oct 19, 2000 -
Music IS Commerce.
Awright. I'm sick of this. It is beyond
trendy to lump in Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Backstreet etc. as "non-music" because they're "corporate" and exist to make money.
So? What's the big deal? It's fun music. Why is it there's one generation who refuses to acknowledge what the masses like? Why is it as soon as something reaches critical mass, it is no longer of any "artistic" value?
posted by owillis
on Sep 9, 2000 -