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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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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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She's come back.  Go Britney !! 

Have anyone checked the new song called circus ? It's awesome !!


07:39 AM Dec 01 2008 |




i love her .. she look like still to be fet and hot girl..    

07:19 AM Dec 01 2008 |

venissa sun


Fell in love with Britney when  the first time i heard her"baby one more time ",that time i was still in my midschool ,but after i heard some bad news about her , i felt that it's a big pity for her to make problems for herself ,but still like some of her songs , her voice is so special .

But frankly speeking ,it's very hard for a pop star to come back after he or she had some problems , however, hope to hear excellent works of her~!

06:13 AM Dec 01 2008 |



..I love her and I love her song too..

06:11 AM Dec 01 2008 |



..I love her and I love her song too..

06:11 AM Dec 01 2008 |



06:04 AM Dec 01 2008 |



no one  hate her

coz all her song very amazing  ....

and when i say all i mean all

i like her song so much

the best singer i ever see

♥♥♥♥ ♥

♥♥♥♥♥ ♥♥ ♥♥

♥♥♥♥ ♥

Britney Spears baaaaaaaaaaaack


06:02 AM Dec 01 2008 |



i like "baby one more time" very much

05:03 AM Dec 01 2008 |




Britney is back !

Her behavier was so crazy, she looked horrible, I thought she's going to die in a few years.

Now she looks very healthy, this is real come back.

I've never been a fan of her, but I have to say Womanizer is a best song since she released Toxic.

04:51 AM Dec 01 2008 |



I used to love her song before. But after her divorce stuff I forgot her…

03:24 AM Dec 01 2008 |




YAY!! Britney is back!! :) Looking forward to her new album.

02:57 AM Dec 01 2008 |





02:21 AM Dec 01 2008 |



i love  her song..!!!!!


02:20 AM Dec 01 2008 |

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