As a blogger, one must become sensitively attuned to some very specific phenomenon. News stories involving nudity, stupid criminals, or--preferably--both. Upcoming holidays that could have inspired "novelty items in poor taste." Websites featuring those items. And, of course,
upcoming documentaries about ailing teen pop sensations.
Britney: For the Record
follows Brit for three months, and is part of her sweeping "comeback" effort. I guess after all that footage of her shaving her head, dropping her baby, getting stoned with K-Fed, and being bloated and pitchy at the Grammys (and that’s just one clip), her PR team decided the best way to win back the love of the public was to point a camera at her and just let her go.
Although the numerous leaks and plants that have preceded the movie’s premiere have held off on revealing what career-killing atrocity Brit has planned for the climax, there’s been enough “real Britney” in the air already to convince me this one’s going to be a winner.
Some pearls of wisdom from Spears herself: