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Britney Spears

Spears was only 17 when she reached #1 on the U.S. pop music charts with her 1999 debut album ...Baby One More Time. Her catchy tunes and hubba-hubba physique made Spears one of America's biggest pop stars, and she became a near-constant presence on MTV, radio broadcasts and magazine covers around the world.

Spears had an early head start on teen stardom: she was in the cast of the Disney Channel's The Mickey Mouse Club during its 1993 and 1994 seasons. (Future pop stars Christina Aguilera, and Justin Timberlake and J.C. Chasez of the band 'N Sync got their starts on the same show. Spears and Timberlake were romantically linked on and off from 2000-2003.)

Spears's second album, Oops!...I Did It Again was released in May of 2000 and went gold in its first week. In 2003 she released her third album, In the Zone. She also starred in the 2002 teen road-trip film Crossroads.

Spears married childhood friend Jason Alexander in an impromptu ceremony in the Little White Wedding Chapel on the Las Vegas Strip in the early morning of 3 January 2004. The couple agreed to an annulment later the same day. Alexander is no relation to Seinfeld star Jason Alexander... In July 2003, the Hollywood Reporter noted that Spears was being considered for the role of Daisy Duke in a proposed movie based on the TV series The Dukes of Hazzard...
Spears Marries Dancer in L.A. Ceremony

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Britney Spears, who rose to stardom singing ``Oops! ... I Did It Again,'' has once again tied the knot, the second marriage in nine months for the multi-platinum artist.

Spears, 22, married her fiance, 26-year-old dancer Kevin Federline, in a secret weekend ceremony, her record label said Sunday.

Muckle declined to provide further details. On its Web site, ``Entertainment Tonight'' said the wedding was held Saturday evening at a private home in the Studio City area with 20 to 30 people attending.

It was the second marriage in nine months for Spears. In January, she married childhood friend Jason Alexander in a surprise wedding in Las Vegas. That marriage was annulled 55 hours later.

Spears and Federline announced their engagement in June after dating since early this year.

Federline appeared in the movie ``You Got Served'' and performed as a backup dancer for singer Justin Timberlake, Spears' former boyfriend. He was previously involved with actress Shar Jackson of TV's ``Moesha.'' They have two children - a 2-year-old and a newborn.

Britney's Painful Wedding Night, Monday October 18, 2004

Kevin "Timber-clone" Federline, the maybe-hubby of Britney Spears, came on like a trashy romance novel Lothario when he ordered dozens of roses delivered in cellophane bags--and dumped them all over their honeymoon bed.

Kevin then carried maybe-wifey Britney into the bridal chamber, dumped her near-nekkid bod on the rosy mound--and recoiled when she immediately leaped up screaming in pain, her skin peppered with tiny pricks! Turns out it was Kevin's first floral seduction, and nobody told him you're supposed to have the florist remove the thorns.


Pop beauty BRITNEY SPEARS has settled on a new marital house for herself and fiance KEVIN FEDERLINE after a long search with her mother LYNNE. One of the homes viewed by Spears recently was the grand $7.5 million (GBP 4.1 million) property of basketball ace SHAQUILLE O'NEAL, which went on the market in June (04).

The seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom home, which sits on slightly more than an acre (0.40 hectare), boasts a movie theatre, which has a video game area and a wet bar. It also has an elevator, an office, built-in fish tanks, a small recording studio, a gym and a master suite with two bathrooms.

Lynne says, "Britney and I have been doing mother and daughter trips all over California trying to find just the right house for her and Kevin. We think we might have found the right one." Spears has already made preparations for her move by sending 12 boxes of her old stuff to her cousins in her native Louisiana. The 22-year-old TOXIC singer and father-of-two Federline are reportedly planning to exchange nuptials later this year (04).

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Door to Door (2004) (in production)
In the Pink (2004) (announced)
Britney Spears Live from Miami (2004) (TV)
Legend of the Lost Tribe (2002) (TV)
Crossroads (2002)
Longshot (2000)
All Access: Backstage with Britney (2000)
Hooves of Fire (1999) (TV) (voice: US version)
Birthname: Britney Jean Spears

Height: 5' 4"

Nickname: Brit, Pinkey

Born: 2 December 1981, Kentwood, Louisiana

Spouse: Jason Allen Alexander (3 January 2004 - 5 January 2004) (annulled)

Graduated from Highland Secondary School in 1985.

Attended Park Lane Academy, a private school in McComb, Mississippi until October 1994. She was on the girls basketball team in Park Lane Academy.

Was offered a role in Scary Movie (2000), but was forced to turn it down, due to concert scheduling.

Older brother, Bryan Spears, was born in April 1977.

Her idols are Madonna and Mariah Carey.

Younger sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, was born in 1991.

Studied at NYC's Professional Performing Arts School.

Mother, Lynne, was a second grade teacher, dad, Jamie, is a building contractor.

First Solo Artist ever to have a number one Album and Single on the Billboard Charts at the same time with a Debut.

Worked at a novelty shop before making it big.

One of "Teen People" Magazine's "21 Hottest Stars Under 21." [1999]

Caused a stir with the American Family Association by posing in her underwear on the cover of Rolling Stone. [1999]

Fought rumors of breast implants. [1999]

Was one of People's 50 Most Beautiful People. [1999]

Ended up as the youngest cast member of "MMC" (1989); during the initial audition, she won the part after Jessica Simpson freaked out at the final question during the initial audition.

Dated Justin Timberlake. [1998-2002]

Purchased a $1.5 million loft in Greenwich Village, Manhattan for her brother Bryan. [2000]

Announced that she will attend college and that she eventually wants to study entertainment law. [2000]

In Britney's first song 'Baby One More Time' there is a line "My loneliness is killing me" and in another of her songs, 'Stronger', there is a line "My loneliness ain't killing me no more."

Is a natural-born blonde. However, she dyed her hair brown in 2003 for a short period.

Britney's flesh-colored outfit at the MTV Video Music Awards created a stir, as it made her look scantily clad. [September 2000]

Requested that writers change the lyrics of her song "Born to Make You Happy." The original version contained sexually explicit lyrics, and Britney felt she was too young to be singing it.

Chicago-based DNA Visual Business Solutions filed a lawsuit against Britney and her marketing companies, including Britney Brands, Inc., claiming that they failed to pay fees due to the web-designing company for helping to set up the pop star's website www.britneyspears.com. [October 2000]

Accepted an endorsement from Pepsi to do TV commercials promoting the soft drink. The first commercial was slated for the 2001 Academy Awards. [2001]

Was selected as #2 among the 100 sexiest women in FHM Magazine. Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez was #1, and Christina Aguilera was in the Top 20. [2001]

Britney's video for "Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know" features Britney doing a love scene with a 23-year old male model. The original cut contained material so sexually explicit that Britney's mother Lynne Spears ordered that some parts of the video be edited for content before its release to the public in the spring of 2001. [March 2001]

In her first starring role in film, Britney's character was supposed to swear. Britney ordered that the curse words be taken out so not to tarnish her image for the younger pre-teen viewers of her movie. [2001]

During the concert "Rock in Rio" in Brazil, a tape recorder caught Britney swearing on a microphone she wasn't aware was connected. She was complaining about the fact that they weren't playing a vamp before she was to go on stage. Tape recordings of the incident were downloaded by Napster users. [2001]

Host of the American Music Awards 2001.

Two Texas DJs created a panic for Britney's fans when they falsely reported that the pop princess and her boyfriend, 'NSYNC's Justin Timberlake, were in a car accident and that Britney Spears had died in the crash. In reality, both Britney and Justin were alive and well and had not been in any car wreck. [June 2001]

Wrote 2 books about herself, one with her mom.

Jive announces that her third LP is due November 6, 2001. [July 2001]

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) complained to her about the use of four caged cheetahs and a snake for her performance at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards, claiming that animals trained for performances are mistreated during the training. [September 2001]

Announced that she aims to raise $2 million from her fall tour earnings to donate to the children of police officers and firemen who died when the World Trade Center collapsed. [September 2001]

Her deal with Pepsi will net her upwards of $10,000,000 million. [2001]

She was the big winner at the 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards held in Dublin. Spears won the awards of Best Female, Best Pop, Best Breakthrough Artist, and Best Song for her hit "...Baby One More Time." (November 11, 1999)

Named one of E!'s "top 20 entertainers of 2001".

She was a aerobic instructor at the gym her parents owned.

Turned down an offer to pose nude for a PETA anti-fur campaign ad. [2001]

Voted one of the "Fun and Fearless Females" by Cosmopolitan Magazine (2002.)

Though it had been rumored that Miss Spears would be guesting on the sexually suggestive HBO series "Sex and the City" (1998), playing the niece of Kim Cattrall's character Samantha Jones, a spokesman for HBO denied the reports, saying no such negotiations ever took place.

Britney's Crossroads (2002) co-star Taryn Manning denied reports that she, Spears, and Zoe Saldana did a topless scene that was cut from the final edit of the film. According to her and the film's producer, Ann Carli, the "flashing" scene was filmed only from the neck up, and none of the three actresses involved was actually topless during the shoot. [March 2002]

Arrived an hour late for the UK premiere of Crossroads (2002) in 2002 and snubbed fans who had been waiting for her to arrive.

She and boyfriend Justin Timberlake broke up. [March 2002]

Was voted by 'People' magazine in 2000 as the fourth most influential person of that year.

Is currently the most searched for name on the internet. (April 2002, is currently number 2 on the Lycos50 - a chart for web searches, where she has been in the top 10 for nearly 140 weeks!)

Was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2002.

Was ranked 5th of the 100 Sexiest Women by FHM Taiwan (2001).

Spokesmodel of the "got milk?" campaign.

Came in at #2 in the American edition of FHM's Sexiest Girls of 2002 poll. [June 2002]

Is currently at work on her fourth album, which is due in October 2003. [March 2003]

Ranked #30 in Maxim's Hot 100 Issue 2003. Placed just ahead of Brittany Murphy and Mya, and behind Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, 'Rachel Nicols' , Kelly Clarkson, and Halle Berry.

Ranked #2 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women In The World 2003, in front of Carmen Electra and behind top-ranked Halle Berry.

Ranked #2 in the "Awesome Multitaskers" section of Stuff's 125 Sexiest Women of the Year 2003 issue, along with hyphenates Jennifer Love Hewitt, Tyra Banks, Mandy Moore, Beyoncé Knowles, Jaime King, Samantha Mumba, Janet Jackson, Estella Warren and Taryn Manning.

17 November 2003: Received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. She is tied with Melissa Gilbert for being the youngest person to accept a Walk of Fame star.

Taking "a joke too far," according to a statement released by her label, Spears married childhood friend Jason Alexander at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, but quickly had it annulled. (3 January 2004)

Is a huge fan of Björk.

Has British ancestry on her mother's side of her family.

She finally gained the top spot in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2004", moving up from #2 last year. [May 2004]

The other understudy for her off-Broadway role in "Ruthless" was now famous actress Natalie Portman. The two still keep in touch and met recently through a party in New York City.

Shoe size is 6.

Is good friends with Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Engaged to Kevin Federline (June 2004)

Was ranked #4 on VH1's 100 Hottest Hotties.

Considered for a role in Chicago (2002). The part went to Lucy Liu.

Acquired a white maltese dog named Lacy [2004]

Was considered for the role of Daisy Duke in Dukes of Hazzard, The (2005). That role eventually went to Jessica Simpson.

Is the first woman to have four albums go straight to number one on the American charts.

Had emergency arthroscopic surgery after she injured her knee an the set of her music video "Outrageous" (spring 2004)
Britney Spears Quotations

“Don't treat me like a little girl.”

“England is one of my favorite places. The fans are just so crazy.”

“Every night, I have to read a book, so that my mind will stop thinking about things that I stress about.”

“I always call my cousin because we're so close. We're almost like sisters, and we're also close because our moms are sisters.”

“I always listen to 'NSYNC's Tearin' Up My Heart. It reminds me to wear a bra.”

“I did not have implants, I just had a growth spurt.”

“I don't really have time to sit down and write. But when I think of a melody, I call up my answering machine and sing it, so I won't forget it.”

“I don't understand the whole dating thing. I know right off the bat if I'm interested in someone, and I don't want them to waste their money on me and take me out to eat if I know I'm not interested in that person.”

“I don't want people kissing my butt. If I had a bad show and I know it, don't tell me I had a good show. I hate that. I guess because I'm 17, people think I don't see stuff like that.”

“I don't want to pierce anything. I think it's outdated. Belly rings and all are, like, old.”

“I go out with friends, but I don't have time to get in trouble.”

“I know not everyone will like me, but this is who I am so if you don't like it, tough!”

“I like meeting all my fans and signing autographs, although it can all get a bit crazy. Yesterday, for example, a boy just came over and planted a big kiss on my face! I was like, 'Hello?'”

“I need to sing and I love to travel.”

“I remember I read this harsh review about my show, and one of my friends told me that this was the exact same stuff people said about Madonna. And it's like, she didn't care. Madonna just came out and was herself. I respect that a lot.”

“I still have a lot to learn - about the business, about music, and about myself. Its exciting.”

“I think I'm more grounded, you know, and I know what I want out of life and I'm, you know, my morals are really, you know, strong and I have major beliefs about certain things and I think that has helped me, you know, from being, you know, coming from a really small town.”

“I want to be an artist that everyone can relate to, that's young, happy and fun.”

“I wish my hair was thicker, and I wish my feet were prettier. My toes are really ugly. I wish my ears were smaller. And my nose could be smaller too.”

“I would really, really, really like to be a legend like Madonna. Madonna knows what to do next, and when she's performing, the audience is just in awe of her.”

“I'm attracted to guys who are really confident and make conversation.”

“I'm not at the point where I'd feel safe in a house alone. I would be really scared. I'm the kind of person that when I get up to go use the bathroom I have this big long hallway, and I just know someone's going to jump out and get me.”

“It was this really bizarre video idea, this animated Power Ranger-y thing. I said, 'This is not right. If you want me to reach four-year-olds, then OK.'”

“Just because I look sexy on the cover of Rolling Stone doesn't mean I'm naughty.”

“Justin Timberlake is everything, and what more could you want in a person? He's funny. He's cute. He's great. He just understands. I get him and he gets me, and that's cool.”

“Marry Prince William? I'd love that. Who wouldn't want to be a princess?”

“Onstage I'm the happiest person in the world.”

“The cool thing about being famous is traveling. I have always wanted to travel across seas, like to Canada and stuff.”

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