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Britney's Babe

Britney's Babe

Date: Nov 02 2005

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The media was crazy with news about Britney having a bun in the oven. Well, she finally gave birth and her and the baby are doing well. Recently, she had some photographs taken with her and the baby, but now the photographer can’t find the photographs. Where did they go?
Listen to John and Dave talk about the news.

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Dave

Dave

John

John

John:  I hear Britney’s back in the news.

Dave:  Yeah, she just gave birth to her baby, and, uh, she had some professional photographs taken with her cuddling up to the baby, and the publisher just said that someone snatched the originals of the photographs.

John:  Really?

Dave:  Yeah.

John:  Or maybe the photographer sold them for a bunch of cash.

Dave:  I’m wondering.

John:  Yeah, she’s so in the public eye, anytime something happens, photos like that are worth a lot of money.

Dave:  Yeah they are. So she came out on the news recently all teary-eyed saying, you know, this is really unacceptable that somebody’s trying to sell my photos on the black market. And she’s threatened a lawsuit against any magazine that publishes them.

John:  Well, that makes sense. You know, hopefully, hopefully this time in the media is going to be a little bit better than her recent stint on tv. Did you ever see that show with her, with her fiance, where they carried around a video camera?

Dave:  No, no.

John:  And taped each other in hotel rooms and all their fights, and she’s smoking and she just looks terrible!

Dave:  Like a ‘Reality Life with Britney’?

John:  Yeah, it was like the, ah, Jessican Simpson and Nick show…

Dave:  Okay.

John:  ...The Newlyweds.

Dave:  Yeah.

John:  Ah, but it was just a trashy version of that.

Dave:  Oh.

John:  You should see it. It’s on VH1. I think they’re doing the re-runs right now.

Dave:  Yeah, I’ll keep my eye out for that.

 

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Discussion

Celebrities are very protective of their babies. Michael Jackson, when he is not holding his babies over the edges of balconies, makes his children wear masks in public. Madonna doesn’t let her children eat ice cream or watch tv. Eminem sued another rap artist for using his daughter’s name in a song. It’s got to be difficult to raise a child in the public eye.

 

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wishtolearn

El Salvador

who is britney spears?

02:30 PM Jun 07 2011 |

wishtolearn

El Salvador

most of the recent pop stars are just that….. falling stars… they just stay on the media for a short period of time….. and you ask to yourself: do you remember that guy who won american idol? or do you remember that girl who released a single and nobody purchased?

10:53 AM Jun 05 2010 |

lunnyman

lunnyman

Argentina

Ok this time I did it all well haha,after reading the whole conversation haaa but well it's ok!Cool I hope see goes better and better into the most improvement of her life!!!! Good Luck to you britney….....

04:51 AM Dec 02 2008 |

myrumba

myrumba

Argentina

Britney’s awesome!

02:14 PM Nov 02 2008 |

goodmufty@yahoo.com

Ghana

hello,

i am muftyfrom west africa ghana and i really like ur name and ur music.but any way i will like to know u well. 

06:54 AM Nov 24 2007 |

njun777

South Korea

ggan ni nay Kevin

02:09 PM Nov 07 2005 |

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