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Britney Spears

Britney Spears

Date: Dec 01 2008

Grammar: Modal Verbs

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2008 hasn’t been a bad year for Britney Spears. She hasn’t done anything too insane lately, like shaving her head or attacking the paparazzi with an umbrella. And unlike in 2007, she even made it through this year’s MTV Video Music Awards without forgetting the words to one of her own songs or appearing confused.

Brit’s new album, Circus, comes out today and it has already been getting some positive reviews. People seem reminded of when they first fell in love with Britney in the late ‘90s. Listen to Jason and Mason discuss the troubled pop princess.

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Mason

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Jason:  So Britney Spears had some drama.

Mason:  I think Britney Spears just is drama.

Jason:  Right. But I got a confession to make. I still think she’s attractive. I mean, I’d still hook up with Britney Spears.

Mason:  She’s back, man. She got on her game.

Jason:  I know! Even…I don’t know…People were saying she looked terrible at the 2007 VMAs. But I didn’t think she looked that bad.

Mason:  That was totally her comeback moment, too, right?

Jason:  It was supposed to be, but her performance was bad. She looked like she didn’t even know where she was. But people were saying she was fat and all this stuff, and I thought she looked fine. But um…But now she really is back.

Mason:  Yeah, it’s official?

Jason:  It’s official.

Mason:  In full effect?

Jason:  Well she didn’t quite go out on a limb as far as she did last year at the VMAs, but this year she did a little skit at the beginning, to sort of set it up…

Mason:  Right because the VMAs has really become a platform for people to redeem themselves, right? It’s where you fail and then you decide to make your grand re-entrance.

Jason:  Yeah.

Mason:  But so she’s got a new album coming out now, right? Circus?

Jason:  Right, and the song off it is called “Womanizer,” and it’s pretty awesome. They have her voice in a robot effect.

Mason:  Is she back…’Cause you know she was going down a weird electronic route, really over-produced stuff…Is it kind of in that vein? Or did she go in a different direction?

Jason:  It’s not over-produced, I would say, but it definitely is in that vein, it’s highly electronic…But it’s done tastefully, I think. And it’s her first number one hit since “Baby One More Time.”

 

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Britney Spears has had a lot of problems in the past couple years with a divorce and several visits to the hospital. But even when she made a fool of herself at last year’s Video Music Awards, Jason still thought she looked pretty hot.

At this year’s VMAs, Britney did a much better job. She performed a funny skit and won several awards. Jason tells Mason that he likes Brit’s new album, Circus. It uses a lot of interesting voice effects and electronic music techniques.

Do you think this album will be a real comeback for Britney? Or is it too late for her to save her career?

 

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irayse

Turkey

britney can do better jobs

womanizer is just a basic song i think… but see britney again in scene is hot!

10:53 AM Dec 03 2008 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

I know little on Britney Spears,but if her wants to return to the top she will have to be a better person and take care!

06:56 PM Dec 02 2008 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

It is never too late to repend of wrong things…I hope that Britney comes to the top Smile

06:39 PM Dec 02 2008 |

ali_pirlo

ali_pirlo

Yemen

hmm….....   she nice singer  she have nice voice

and she so cute ^^   Cool

 

 

03:06 PM Dec 02 2008 |

taisir

taisir

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

i am crazy britney i love u very much britney

02:58 PM Dec 02 2008 |

taisir

taisir

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

ohhhhhhh britney  back i am crazy britney  i love u britney Kiss

02:56 PM Dec 02 2008 |

lunnyman

lunnyman

Argentina

hi well who is fan of britney because i am and I love her and her music.But I must conffess i like her beyond that hahaha

12:39 PM Dec 02 2008 |

Juliny

Juliny

Russian Federation

It's never too late to do comeback (especially for Brit)Wink

She's the best and she's gonna show the good to everyone!!!

December 2 is her birthday. So congratulations upon both birthday and new album's realise are in order!!!

Smile

11:28 AM Dec 02 2008 |

ts3590425

ts3590425

China

Good luck!

12:56 AM Dec 02 2008 |

S.T.Hurricane

Egypt

in my view i can say she still has one more a chance to get her fans back…anyway…good luck

12:01 AM Dec 02 2008 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

I think Brit just is drama, but she look cool. Her new song

'womanizer' is pretty sexi, isn't it?

07:17 PM Dec 01 2008 |

elenochka

elenochka

Belarus

I like her songs!!!!!Smile 

07:10 PM Dec 01 2008 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

Brit’s cool

07:05 PM Dec 01 2008 |

MATEUSHS

MATEUSHS

Latvia

I hope she will return back! Good luck, Brittany!

04:43 PM Dec 01 2008 |

Totto

Totto

Sudan

britney , blah , blah, I dont like her, she is a drug addict. so lame

04:25 PM Dec 01 2008 |

lunnyman

lunnyman

Argentina

naaa nothingto say,the quiz was awful to me.Idid it nearly all wrong hahaa!!!! next time maybe

11:38 AM Dec 01 2008 |

kukuka

kukuka

Ukraine

she is not very slim … i like her stupid behavior coz in comparison i understand how good i am   hehehe

10:48 AM Dec 01 2008 |

SÉRGIO

SÉRGIO

Brazil

She has a great talent for dancing! and the most important is that she is pretty hot!!

10:44 AM Dec 01 2008 |

SÉRGIO

SÉRGIO

Brazil

Nice girl! she’s really pretty hot!

10:35 AM Dec 01 2008 |

Kas-ye

Kas-ye

Yemen

   I like her song so muchCool

08:29 AM Dec 01 2008 |

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