Britney Spears

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#FreeBritney movement resurges after star’s hotel fight sparks conservatorship fears
The costs of fame in the US are playing out for the singer as specter of return to an old, unhappy chapter of life looms

Edward Helmore

12, May, 2024 @1:00 PM

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Bite me! How Apple’s download chart became a new battleground for pop – and politics
Song downloads are increasingly outdated – except as a tool for fiercely warring fans of artists such as Megan Thee Stallion and Nicki Minaj

Shaad D'Souza

07, Feb, 2024 @12:49 PM

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Britney Spears denies reports of a new album: ‘I will never return to the music industry’
Following rumours that Charli XCX and Julia Michaels had been approached to present songs for a new album, the pop star said that she only writes for fun or for other artists

Laura Snapes

04, Jan, 2024 @10:25 AM

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More than words: the rise of the clapback T-shirt
Celebrities and models are expressing themselves by showcasing pithy statements

Ellie Violet Bramley

15, Dec, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Timbaland apologises after saying Justin Timberlake should ‘muzzle’ Britney Spears over memoir
Music producer caused outrage with language used to describe Spears, who wrote at length about ex-boyfriend Timberlake in The Woman in Me

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

08, Nov, 2023 @10:23 AM

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Baby, one more time: why Madonna, Britney Spears and Taylor Swift are all on a nostalgia trip
With retrospective tours, memoirs and rerecordings, three definitive US pop superstars are reclaiming their legacies. Why now – and is the past a trap?

Laura Snapes

30, Oct, 2023 @2:06 PM

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Body-shaming, revenge porn, sexism: a catchy name gives us something to fight | Martha Gill
Once a concept is established it becomes harder for opponents to mansplain it away

Martha Gill

29, Oct, 2023 @5:31 AM

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Gloriously unfiltered and unfocused, Britney Spears’s memoir made me believe she’s finally free | Emma Brockes
The actions taken by Spears in response to the madness around her were, in the circumstances, only proof of her sanity, says Guardian columnist Emma Brockes

Emma Brockes

25, Oct, 2023 @4:14 PM

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‘I felt like I was being ritually tortured’: the most shocking moments in Britney Spears’ memoir
The Woman in Me shows how imprisoned Spears has felt since childhood – feelings that worsened under a conservatorship and the glare of the media

Laura Snapes

24, Oct, 2023 @6:37 PM

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The Woman in Me by Britney Spears review – a pop star’s stinging rebuke
Throughout her life, narratives were constructed to disempower the singer. She finally has her say in this astute indictment of the system that exploited her

Laura Snapes

23, Oct, 2023 @11:01 PM

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Toxic by Sarah Ditum review – a decade of misogyny, from Britney to Paris Hilton
These nine feminist essays about female celebrities of the 00s expose the casual sexism of the era and the way it shaped ordinary women’s lives

Gaby Hinsliff

23, Oct, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘Juicy revelations are required’: will Barbra Streisand, Britney Spears and Jada Pinkett Smith memoirs satisfy?
To produce a bestseller, stars must hold back on confessional social media posts and save explosive details for the page

Edward Helmore in New York

22, Oct, 2023 @11:00 AM

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