Published On: Thu, Aug 25th, 2016

Britney Spears biopic coming to television


Britney Spears biopic coming to TVNEW YORK (AFP) – The turbulent life of Britney Spears — who went from teenage pop idol to tabloid fodder — is becoming a television biopic.

Lifetime, a US network geared toward women, said Wednesday it had given the green light to a two-hour film on the singer’s life, tentatively called “Britney,” to air next year.

Starring as Spears, one of the most recognizable musicians of her generation, will be Natasha Bassett, a rising actress from Australia, a Lifetime representative said.

Bassett, who started her own career as a child, appeared as a 1950s starlet in the latest film by the Coen Brothers, “Hail, Caesar!”

Lifetime said “Britney” will trace the 34-year-old Spears from her childhood in Louisiana, where her talent was recognized early on.

Spears became one of the most successful stars of the 1990s, topping the charts with songs that combined a squeaky-clean pop sound and undertones of teenage sexuality.

But her career quickly descended amid a messy personal life that included a highly public breakup with fellow star Justin Timberlake, two marriages in 2005 alone, and being caught on camera nearly dropping one of her two children from her lap while driving.

Spears has found more stability since starting a residency show in Las Vegas in late 2013.

She is releasing her ninth album, “Glory,” on Friday and two days later is set to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Britney Spears’ dirty ‘Carpool Karaoke’

There was a bit of teasing when Britney Spears and James Corden got together for “Carpool Karaoke.”

Spears is set to appear on CBS’ “The Late Late Show” segment Thursday, and a clip released Wednesday shows her mouthing the words along with Corden to her hit song “Toxic.”
After asking Spears if her two young sons have ever seen her Las Vegas show, Corden said, “I saw my mum in her underwear once when I was like 11.”
“You’re so dirty,” Spears said after playfully hitting Corden.
“I’m not dirty,” Corden replied. “I can’t shake the image from my brain.”
It’s a big week for Spears, who will hit the MTV Video Music Awards stage Sunday for her first appearance there in nine years.
Courtesy: Manila Bulletin & CNN

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