In the Twittersphere, there's been a lot of chirping about Album 8, especially with recording sessions, who's producing what, possible collaborations, etc....Now Britney's sister, Jamie Lynn, has been put into the mix.
Songwriter and Producer Anthony Preston tweeted last night about two songs down with four to go and Jamie Lynn.
This is an exciting moment for us stans! Britney's busy recording her 8th studio album. Producers are Tweeting about it and now Britney herself took to her Twitter to let us know she's recording new music!
Britney headed back to her hometown of Kentwood, Louisiana, to watch her sister Jamie Lynn Spears‘ daughter Maddie perform in a dance recital for Lemoine Academy of Dance, in Hammond, LA, on Saturday.
Happily smiling in the audience, she was spotted singing along when one student performed a dance to a cover of her hit, Toxic, according to dancer Matthias Albrecht. She spent some time backstage hanging with the dancers and at the end of the show, she even took to the stage to present one of the teachers with a bouquet of flowers.
Later that day, she was spotted getting a workout in at North Cypress Gym, also in Hammond.
“She was running on a treadmill all by herself, like any other person,” an eyewitness tells RadarOnline.com.
And it looked like her work was paying off. Says the source, “She looked hotter in person! Everyone was excited to see her.”
By Sunday, she was headed back out of town, spotted at the New Orleans airport with Jamie Lynn, Maddie and Jamie Lynn’s fiance Jamie Watson.
Here are two videos of Britney at the recital. You can see her giving flowers to the studio's owner and watching the performances from the audience (this one is a little creepy... Can't the girl have a moment and enjoy the show without being pictured or filmed...).
Herb Ritts (1952-2002) was a well-known photographer turned director. He worked with artists like Britney Spears, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Issak, Nsync, Mariah Carey, Shakira, Michael Jackson, and Janet Jackson.
Buzzfeed has compiled a list of the Top 10 Music Videos directed by Herb Ritts.
⋅10. Britney Spears - Don't Let Me Be The Last To Know ⋅09. Jennifer Lopez - Ain't It Funny ⋅08. Shakira - Underneath Your Clothes ⋅07. NSYNC - Gone ⋅06. Michael Jackson - In The Closet ⋅05. Chris Isaak - Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing ⋅04. Mariah Carey - My All ⋅03. Madonna - Cherish ⋅02. Janet Jackson - Love Will Never Do (Without You) ⋅01. Chris Isaak - Wicked Game
During recording Ritts stated that Britney “wanted to do something fresh. There was one outfit, no dancing, and that meant that it boiled down to her. She really had to act the song.” The music video also played homage to Ritts’ earlier videos, Madonna’s “Cherish” and Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game”
Britney’s mother, Lynne, criticized the original edit of music video for being too racy. Parts of the video were edited down before its release to the public.
According to DigitalSpy, Demi Lovato has admitted that she misses Britney Spears and LA Reid on the X Factor panel.
Spears and Reid both chose not to return for the third season of the Fox competition, and auditions recently began with new judges Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio.
"I do miss [Britney and LA]," Lovato told Digital Spy. "We spent a lot of time together and we'd formed those bonds, but it's a new chapter now and I'm excited to start a new experience with new people."
Lovato also revealed that the new auditions are "going really great", adding: "I love the new judges, they're amazing.
"Kelly is so much fun to work with - she's got a great energy about her and we connect really well. It was just an instant, off-the-bat kind of thing. Paulina is doing great as well - she's really, really huge in South America and I'm glad the show is representing that side of things more."