Britney Spears to judge 'X Factor'?
March 9th, 2012
10:03 AM ET

Britney Spears to judge 'X Factor'?

Britney Spears is one of the stars consistently mentioned whenever gossip about "The X Factor" begins to spread, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, Spears could be close to sealing a deal to judge.

Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid have said that they're likely going to add two women to the "X Factor's" judging panel, now that Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul are off the show.

Spears, along with Katy Perry, LeAnn Rimes and Janet Jackson, has been part of the circling rumors about who could potentially fill the empty spots since "The X Factor's" shake-up in January.

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Filed under: Britney Spears • television • X Factor
Sinead O'Connor, Barry Herridge: 16 days
December 27th, 2011
04:18 PM ET

Sinead O'Connor, and other fleeting celeb marriages

After 16 days of matrimony, Sinead O'Connor and Barry Herridge join the lengthy list of Hollywood couples who divorced quickly after walking down the aisle.

From Britney Spears and Jason Alexander to Cher and Gregg Allman, here are some other fleeting celebrity marriages.


Filed under: Britney Spears • Celebrities • Elizabeth Taylor • Kardashians
Go ahead and blame Ke$ha: Young women like to 'vocal fry'
December 21st, 2011
09:30 AM ET

Go ahead and blame Ke$ha: Young women like to 'vocal fry'

Ke$ha does it. So does Britney Spears, Zooey Deschanel and Kim Kardashian.

And now a report shows two-thirds of women in a recent study do it, too: They're all using vocal fry when they talk.

Vocal fry is a creaky, deep sound made when the human voice is at the lowest register. For Ke$ha and Britney, the creak of vocal fry can be heard at the end of the verse lines in their songs. For Zooey and Kim, it’s at the end of their sentences. Listen here for some examples:

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Filed under: Britney Spears • Celebrities • Kardashians • Ke$ha • Music • New Girl
Britney Spears shows off sparkler in Vegas
December 19th, 2011
12:48 PM ET

Britney Spears shows off sparkler in Vegas

The bright lights of Vegas had competition from Britney Spears' engagement ring over the weekend.

The 30-year-old singer accepted a marriage proposal from her former agent-turned-boyfriend Jason Trawick on Thursday, which also happened to be his 40th birthday. Having changed her status to "engaged" on Facebook, the couple celebrated their impending nuptials and Trawick's birthday in Vegas.

Access Hollywood reports that Spears and Trawick, who have been dating since 2009, stowed their things at Planet Hollywood before heading off for dinner and then partying at Chateau Nightclub, where paparazzi snapped pics of Spears' 3-carat rock.

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Filed under: Britney Spears • Celebrities • Music
Britney Spears gets engaged, changes Facebook status
December 17th, 2011
09:36 AM ET

Britney Spears gets engaged, changes Facebook status

Forget about the holidays, Britney Spears is engaged!

December can now officially be designated not only Spears and new fiance Jason Trawick's birthday month, but also their engagement.

CNN has confirmed that the pair, who have been together since 2009, are now set to make it official. Trawick, who is Spears's former agent, according to PEOPLE popped the question on Thursday which was his 40th birthday. Spears dropped a few clues via her Twitter account and by Saturday had changed her Facebook status to "engaged." FULL POST

Happy 30th birthday, Britney Spears
December 2nd, 2011
03:01 PM ET

Happy 30th birthday, Britney Spears

Pop star extraordinaire Britney Spears hit the big 3-0 today. (And we'll admit that makes us feel a smidge old.)

The singer is still as big of a pop star as she was more than a decade ago, following the release of her debut album "...Baby One More Time" at the age of 17.

Since then, fame and celebrity has taken Britney Jean for something of a bumpy ride.

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