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Jimmy Fallon creates a Tinder profile for Britney Spears

Britney Spears is newly single, which can only mean one thing: Tinder swiping.

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Lindsay Lohan: Appetite for self-destruction

Oprah’s OWN drew solid ratings for the premiere of its Lindsay Lohan docuseries. Are we watching for the wrong reasons? This column originally appeared in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly.

The most honest words uttered in the debut of Lindsay, the new and deeply problematic docuseries about the troubled actress, came not from the maniacally self-absorbed Lohan or the show’s benefactor, Oprah Winfrey. Rather, they came from a fan on the street who was glibly effusive when asked to speak on behalf of the people. “I’m a big fan of Lindsay Lohan,” he said with a happy grin on his face, “both as an actress and as a media sensation.” Isn’t it entertaining when a young woman is so misguided and bent on destruction that she lands in rehab for a sixth time? As a culture we seem to value Lohan, and countless women before her, as little more than cheap spectacle, marveling at how far former good girls can fall from our manufactured pedestals.

The show was not without its odd voyeuristic pleasures. Show business has never looked so unglamorous as when Lohan’s smartly dressed assistant, whose former bosses range from Sean Astin to Prince, was tasked with packing up her floor-to-ceiling-stuffed hotel room. Earlier, Lohan’s storage unit of expensive junk was the size of an abandoned airplane hangar. I’m convinced that if this woman jettisoned 95 percent of her belongings and spent an anonymous year reading novels and going to meetings, she might just have a shot at enjoying her 30s. Instead she’s starring on a reality series whose viewers spent an inordinate amount of Twitter bandwidth snickering about the amount of side boob she exposed during the hour. READ FULL STORY

What we hope to see at tonight's launch of Britney Spears' Vegas residency

Last week’s E! documentary I am Britney Jean revealed that Britney puts on a decent British accent (thanks, Grandma!) as well as some of the choreography and the 24-song set list for her two-year residency Piece of Me at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, which starts tonight. (Check back tomorrow for EW’s review of the inaugural show.)

The drama – will “Alien” make the list? – is gone, and we know what to expect when Britney takes the stage. Or do we? Planet Hollywood’s new theater is barely finished, Britney’s album sales are miserable, and it’s anyone’s guess how Friday night will go.

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Britney Spears vs. Jamie Lynn: Whose 'Oops!' is best? -- POLL

Jamie Lynn Spears is “Chillin'” with her big  sister on Britney Jeanand with her own soul-stirring country vocals, she’s already in line to have a pretty impressive career of her own. But she knows who came first, and she acknowledged her sis by giving fans a taste of one of Brit’s biggest hits.

While on tour in Decatur, Georgia, last week, the younger Spears took her audience back to the good ol’ days of her senior sister when she mashed up her new tune “Ms. Mississippi” with “Oops!…I Did It Again” — she even served up a bit of the choreography. See for yourself  here:
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Britney Spears is right: 5 reasons 'Chaotic' is her worst career move ever -- VIDEO

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Britney Spears told the U.K.’s Telegraph that her 2005 reality TV show Chaotic with Kevin Federline was her worst career move ever — and we couldn’t agree with her more! The five-episode UPN series, which documented the courtship and engagement between Spears and her ex-husband in the summer of 2005, was not a great look in the pop star’s otherwise fantastic career up to that point.

Revisiting the show, we found five reasons why Chaotic was, indeed, her worst career move:
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Britney Spears' #AskBritneyJean Q&A: What we learned

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These days, Britney Spears is all about getting personal. And with her eighth studio album, Britney Jean, inching closer to its release, she’s spilling on Twitter as well as on wax.

On Tuesday evening, Spears held an #AskBritneyJean Twitter Q&A, where she gave a glimpse into the life of a pop diva. Check out the 11 most enlightening answers below:
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'It's Britney, witch!': Britney Spears reads 'Thriller' intro for Halloween -- VIDEO

‘Tis the season for multiple costume changes! Britney Spears has temporarily traded in her dominatrix whips for bloody axes and wooden brooms.

In a Halloween-themed video for BBC‘s The Radio 1 Breakfast Show With Nick Grimshaw, the pop princess says “It’s Britney, witch!” and recites the intro from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” “Creatures crawl in search for blood, to terrorize your neighborhood,” Spears says in an adorable Southern-fried Vincent Price voice.

Spears reads the famous song intro from a throne, orders pepperoni pizza, rides a broom, and shows that in between working for those Lambos and martinis, she’s got a killer sense of humor.

Watch scary story time with Brit here:
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Britney Spears announces break after 'Britney Jean' -- what should she do next?

In 2001, pop princess Britney Spears told the world she was “not a girl, not yet a woman.” Now, it seems, the sickly sweet, Auto-Tuned lyric that best describes her life is “not the top pop star, not yet old enough for the public to let her retire for good.”

Spears has hit the promo circuit for her eighth album, Britney Jean, and yesterday told BBC1 radio, “It’s very exciting, and this album is different from any other album I’ve done. It’s very moody and electric and different so, it’s pretty cool.” She also explained that Britney Jean might be the last music we hear from her for some time. “I’ll take a break after this one,” she predicted.

It wasn’t clear from the interview if that means she won’t tour to promote the record — she’s already booked for a 50-performance residency in Las Vegas, but no one would blame her if that was all she felt like doing. If she is in fact publicly hinting she might back out of the limelight for a longer period of time, can any fan of hers not say that that might be for the best? READ FULL STORY

Is Britney Spears' 'Work Bitch' video too sexual? Director weighs in

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No need to call in Sinead O’Connor: It seems like Britney Spears is the only one to blame for her overtly sexual new music video, according to one director.

After Spears released her “Work Bitch” clip, the pop princess called into Boston’s TJ AMP radio morning show and said she felt there was a little too much skin in the video. Spears said she had to step in and make an executive decision to not use the first cut.

“Oh my god, we showed way more skin and did way more stuff for the video than what is actually there,” Spears said. “Like, I cut out half the video because I am a mother and because, you know, I have children, and it’s just hard to play sexy mom while you’re being a pop star as well. I just have to be true to myself and feel it out when I do stuff.”

While Spears has always had sexy videos, she finds herself longing for the way things were. “A lot of sex goes into what I do,” she continued. “But sometimes I would like to bring it back to the old days when there was, like, one outfit through the whole video, and you’re dancing the whole video, and there’s like not that much sex stuff going on.”

However, Ben Mor, the director behind “Work Bitch,” said creative control is all in the hands of the artist.
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Is Britney Spears' 'Work Bitch' video the prequel to Beyonce's 'Run the World (Girls)'?

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Just seconds into Britney Spears’ new music video for her song “Work Bitch,” something felt familiar to me. Between the desert setting, the sexy clothes, the wavy hair, and the all-female dance number, I couldn’t help but be transported back to Beyoncé’s 2011 “Run the World (Girls)” video. And then the moment came when Britney whipped out the metal leashes, and suddenly I was smacked in the face by both the similarities and differences between the videos.

At first, all I was working with was the leash visual. In “Work Bitch,” Britney has women on the end of her leashes, and in “Run the World (Girls),” Beyoncé has hyenas, and immediately, those images send two very different messages in terms of female empowerment. So then I started to look at Britney’s video as offensive to women. Where Beyoncé seems more like a leader, Britney seems more like a master, with girls getting whipped in their all-leather attire.

However, the more I thought about the songs and watched the videos, the more I realized that even though Beyoncé’s song is all about the power of women — girls do run the world, after all — Britney’s is too. Sure, Britney is a little more blunt in finding a way to, er, “encourage” women to work hard, but the song is about the fact that women can and should work hard and find success. It quite literally tells women to keep their heads high. Now, you might get whipped by Britney Spears on your way to the top, but we’ll just call that motivation.

It’s almost like “Work Bitch” is the prequel to “Run the World (Girls).” The lesson: If you work hard, there will come a day when you get to reign.

But looking at the videos side by side, they are very similar in a number of ways: The desert, the skimpy clothing, the crazy mammals — hyenas! sharks! — the powerful female, and so on. So which video do you prefer? Watch them both below and sound off in the comments:
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