In case you missed it, Britney Spears has been making headlines for several reasons this week. First, we want to congratulate the international pop icon. Critics are raving about her new album, Glory.
The Los Angeles Times stated,
“Spears might be on the verge of her biggest comeback yet,” while The Wall Street Journal said “Make Me…”, “sounds like both vintage and 2016 Britney all at the same time — it’s catchy, sexy and fresh.”
Entertainment Weekly said the song was,
“a sexy summer single,”
while People Magazine stated that,
“the icon sounds more in control than ever.”
When posting about “Private Show”, Rolling Stone says,
“Spears gives a soulful vocal performance,” while
“Clumsy” is “a club-filled hook-friendly number” and Cosmopolitan said “Do You Wanna Come Over” is, “Spears at her finest.”
Second, Britney joined James Corden last night for his famed “carpool Karaoke” segment on CBS’ Late Late Show. In the clip James carpool’s with her through Los Angeles, singing her biggest hits and chatting about life. It’s great TV that shouldn’t be missed. See the clip below.
Britney Spears Carpool Karaoke
From: The Late Late Show With James Corden
And lastly, the Lifetime TV Network officially announced Monday that it has green lit plans for a TV movie based on her life. According to a network press release, the two-hour biopic Britney (working title), will detail the “tumultuous story” of her rise to fame, fall from grace and eventual triumphant resurrection, firmly securing her position as one of the world’s greatest entertainers. Asylum Entertainment will produce the film for Lifetime with Steve Michaels, Jonathan Koch and Joan Harrison serving as executive producers. Leslie Libman (Manson’s Lost Girls) will direct a script written by Anne-Marie Hess. Production is currently set to begin this September in Vancouver for a 2017 premiere date.
A rep for the singer has since reacted to this announcement by telling Us Weekly,
“Britney Spears will not be contributing in any way, shape or form to the Lifetime biopic, nor does it have her blessing.”
Controversy aside, Britney is set to hit the MTV VMA stage this weekend for the first time in 10 years. She will be performing her latest single “Make Me…” with G-Eazy to give fans a taste of what to expect from her ninth album, which also features work with hit writers and producers like Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels, BURNS, Cashmere Cat, Mattman & Robin, Jason Evigan, Oak and many more. “Make Me…” has already been viewed over 20 million times. Glory is everywhere today via RCA Records.