Simon Cowell has been joined by Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and L.A. Reid at a special screeinng of the US X Factor.
Britney Spears is set to be the newest member of the US X Factor judging panel after accepting a landmark deal.
Britney Spears is set to be the newest member of the US X Factor judging panel after accepting a landmark deal, according to reports.
Britney Spears has been revealed as the navy's secret weapon in their fight against Somali pirates.
The US popstar's hits, including Oops! I Did It Again and Baby One More Time, are blasted out at full volume to deter kidnap attacks from pirates who "can't stand Western culture or music".
Merchant navy officer Rachel Owens, who works on supertankers off the east coast of Africa, told the Metro: "Her songs were chosen by the security team because they thought the pirates would hate them most. These guys can’t stand Western culture or music, making Britney’s hits perfect."
"It’s so effective the ship’s security rarely needs to resort to firing guns. As soon as the pirates get a blast of Britney, they move on as quickly as they can," she added.
The navy's ships are in constant danger from pirates and in 2011 there were 176 attacks from bandits off the coast of Africa, according to the newspaper.
However, some methods to deter the pirates have been ruled out as being too extreme, with Steven Jones of the Security Association for the Maritime Industry telling the paper: "I’d imagine using Justin Bieber would be against the Geneva Convention."
A "think before you ink" vetting service has been launched by a university translator for people who want a tattoo of foreign words or symbols on their bodies but are wary of misspelt body art, according to The Times (£).
David Beckham and Britney Spears have been previous victims of the misspelt tattoo, with the football star having the word "Vihctoria" in Sanskrit inked on his forearm.
The US popstar wanted a Chinese symbol tattoo that meant "mysterious" but ended up with the word "strange".
Sharon Stephens, who set up Veritas Language Solutions, told the newspaper that one client turned up with a Chinese tattoo that said "sweet and sour chicken" instead of his request "live and let live".
She added that another example of a misspelt tattoo was a woman who wanted an "I love David" tattoo in Hebrew on her back but after using an internet translation tool she ended up with: "Babylon is the world’s leading dictionary and translation software".
Cyrus reportedly said: "I don't pay attention to the negative because I've seen this play out so many times.
"How many times have we seen this play out in pop music? Madonna's done it. Britney's done it. Every VMA performance, that's what you're looking for; you're wanting to make history."
The 20-year-old singer was speaking in a video on MTV.com, cannot be viewed in the UK.
Cyrus did not take home any awards on the night but almost stole the show with her raunchy duet alongside Robin Thicke, who was performing his hit "Blurred Lines".
Britney Spears has confirmed she has split from her fiance Jason Trawick, her former agent.
Spears, 31, said in a statement, "Jason and I have decided to call off our engagement. I'll always adore him and we will remain great friends".
The couple began dating in May 2010, and got engaged in December 2011.
Trawick, 41, said of their break-up, "As this chapter ends for us a new one begins. I love and cherish her and her boys and we will be close forever".
They announced their split the same day that Spears confirmed she would not be a judge on the next season of "The X Factor" in the US.
The singer said of her departure, "I had an incredible time doing the show and I love the other judges and I am so proud of my teens, but it's time for me to get back in the studio".
Britney Spears has set up a new Twitter page - for her dog Hannah.
The puppy is proving popular and already has over 6,000 followers.
Hannah started tweeting immediately after the account was set up.
The page started with a simple tweet - "woof" but Hannah soon found much more to say.
Should I wear a bow? Mom says I'm a princess & that I need a bow.
What should I chase today…squirrel or chipmunk? Arf arf!
A Los Angeles judge dismissed a lawsuit by the one-time confidante of pop star Britney Spears, ruling that there was not enough evidence to go forward with the trial on allegations of defamation, assault and breach of contract.
It is "the right thing to do," Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bruguera said after hearing two weeks of evidence in the civil trial, which has lifted the lid on the singer's controversial career and personal meltdown five years ago, Reuters reports.