Jim Verraros

Could Britney Spears actually be a genius?

Filed By Jim Verraros | October 09, 2007 2:19 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: Blackout, Britney Spears, Jive Records, MTV, music, Paparazzi, Pop, Star

We've all seen the VMA performance, the footage of her shaving her head, that ungodly sight of her with the umbrella...but could this all be geared towards album sales? What if every single move she's made, making or will make has been carefully thought about and planned?

All her record label has to do is sit back, let her handle her image, and watch as the money comes rolling in. I've heard the demos for this new record, and it's going to be a pretty amazing album...she sounds pretty "on" to me. The point of this is to question EVERYTHING you read. Her record drops November 13th, her single "Gimme More," is #1 on iTunes, along with her music video. Wouldn't it make sense to hype and buzz as much as possible, even if the attention she's getting is negative?

Food for thought. What are your thoughts?


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You're right... any press is good press.

Col. Tom Parker (Elvis' manager) once said: "Who cares what they say as long as they spell the name right."

"It's BRITNEY, bitch".....lol

It does seem that today scandal sells better than good behavior (poor Mandy Moore).

"It does seem that today scandal sells better than good behavior (poor Mandy Moore)."

It shows how plastic modern society is.
All fake and superficial.

Just one of many good reasons to
Leave the People's Republic of
Kalifornia and move to a real state like
Texas.

Take care
Sue

Steve Ralls Steve Ralls | October 9, 2007 8:09 PM

Methinks she is borrowing a page from her idol, Madonna's, playbook. Madge's 'Sex' book helped sell the 'Erotica' CD, and her kiss with Ms. Spears at another VMA show helped to propel them both to the front pages.

It's disappointing Spears can't be a little more classy in how she builds up the hype, but yes, in the end, I think you're right. It's the old saying, 'there's no such thing as bad publicity.'

I dunno, Steve. It's not like "classy" was used to describe Madonna in her wild-child phase either... But, yeah, as long as it doesn't involve a dead kid, America will forgive her and keep buying her music.

And I thought this was the one GLBT blog where I never had to read about Ms. Spears...

Pshaw, Morgan. You don't know us well enough. LOL Buck mentions her all the time in his vlog and a quick search shows 18 other posts. *grins* Hey, over here you never know what you'll get!

I'm with Morgan.

Contrary to Jim's assumptions, we haven't all "seen the VMA performance, the footage of her shaving her head, that ungodly sight of her with the umbrella."

Because...some of us are smart enough not to invest our attention in fading teen pop stars. Why should we care?

And quoting Tom Parker, of course (it helps that I'm drinking) reminds me of Dorothy Parker and her many quotable lines (just for fun)


A little bad taste is like a nice dash of paprika.


Brevity is the soul of lingerie.


I don't care what is written about me so long as it isn't true.


I've never been a millionaire but I just know I'd be darling at it.


If all the girls who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end, I wouldn't be a bit surprised.


If wild my breast and sore my pride,
I bask in dreams of suicide,
If cool my heart and high my head
I think "How lucky are the dead.


If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.


The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.


This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.

That would be a good thing for them to cut on my tombstone: Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgment.
Dorothy Parker, 'But the One on the Right,' in New Yorker, 1929


The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.


I'm never going to be famous. My name will never be writ large on the roster of Those Who Do Things. I don't do any thing. Not one single thing. I used to bite my nails, but I don't even do that any more.
Dorothy Parker, Here Lies (1939), "The Little Hours"

Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,
A medley of extemporanea;
And love is a thing that can never go wrong;
And I am Marie of Romania.

Dorothy Parker, Not So Deep as a Well (1937), "Comment"


She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B.
Dorothy Parker, speaking of Katharine Hepburn

I'm with Morgan.

Contrary to Jim's assumptions, we haven't all "seen the VMA performance, the footage of her shaving her head, that ungodly sight of her with the umbrella."

Because...some of us are smart enough not to invest our attention in fading teen pop stars. Why should we care?

,said the man who took the time to read about and comment on the post on the "fading teen pop star."