|September 16, 2008|
Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World is a memoir by Lynne Spears that she co-wrote with Lorilee Craker.The memoir is about Lynne's daughters: Britney and Jamie Lynn. The book was announced in 2007 and published on September 16, 2008, by Thomas Nelson, a Christian publisher.
Prior to the book's release, the National Enquirer leaked several of the book's revelations, including that Britney had started drinking alcohol at age thirteen, soon after she began appearing on American variety show The All-New Mickey Mouse Club . When Britney was seventeen, her talent manager Larry Rudolph promoted her as a virgin who continued to shun premarital sex while dating teen idol Justin Timberlake.
Sam Lutfi, a former talent manager of Britney's, began a defamation lawsuit against Lynnefor alleging in Through the Storm that he had isolated and drugged Britney. An Entertainment Tonight article by James Herman calls Through the Storm a "jaw-dropping tell-all book". In an Entertainment Weekly review, Adrienne Day writes that the book only provides information that can be found on Wikipedia, therefore it’s useless, and showed the gap between mother and daughter.
Britney Jean Spears is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. She is credited with influencing the revival of teen pop during the late 1990s and early 2000s, for which she is referred to as the "Princess of Pop". Regarded as a pop icon, Spears has sold nearly 150 million records worldwide, including over 70 million solely in the United States, making her one of the world's best-selling music artists.
Jamie Lynn Marie Spears is an American actress and singer. She is best known for portraying the titular role of Zoey Brooks on the Nickelodeon teen sitcom Zoey 101 (2005–2008).
Britney is the third studio album by American singer Britney Spears, released on October 31, 2001, through Jive Records. Looking to transition from the teen pop styles of her first and sophomore albums ...Baby One More Time (1999) and Oops!... I Did It Again (2000) respectively, Spears began to embrace a significantly more mature sound with Britney. The record incorporates genres of pop and R&B with influences of electronic dance and occasionally dips into elements of disco, hip hop, rock, and electronica. Its lyrics address the subjects of coming of age, adulthood, control, and sexuality. Contributions to its production came from a variety of collaborators, including Max Martin and Rami Yacoub. Spears herself assumed a more prominent role in the album's development, co-writing six of its tracks.
"Everytime" is a song by American singer Britney Spears from her fourth studio album, In the Zone (2003). It was released on April 21, 2004, by Jive Records as the third single from the album. After her relationship with singer Justin Timberlake ended in 2002, Spears became friends with her background singer Annet Artani. They started writing songs together at Spears' house in Los Angeles, and then traveled to Lombardy, Italy, where they collaborated on "Everytime". Spears composed the music herself and developed the lyrics with Artani. According to Artani, the song was written as a response to Timberlake's 2002 song "Cry Me a River", which Spears has neither confirmed nor denied.
Brett Butler is an American actress, writer, and stand-up comedian. She is best known for playing the title role in the ABC comedy series Grace Under Fire (1993–1998), for which she received two Golden Globe Awards nominations.
Zoey 101 is an American comedy-drama television series created by Dan Schneider for Nickelodeon and originally aired from January 9, 2005 to May 2, 2008.
Lynne Irene Spears is an American author and mother of singers Britney Spears and Jamie Lynn Spears, as well as producer Bryan Spears.
Britney and Kevin: Chaotic is an American reality television series created and directed by Anthony E. Zuiker. Starring American recording artist Britney Spears and her former husband Kevin Federline, the five-episode series aired on UPN from May 17 to June 14, 2005. The series chronicles the couple's relationship from their courtship, engagement and wedding.
"Boys" is a song by American singer Britney Spears from her self-titled third studio album (2001). It was written and produced by Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams. A version of the song, entitled "The Co-Ed Remix" and featuring guest vocals from Williams, was released as the fifth single from Britney on June 24, 2002. The new version also served as the second single from the soundtrack of Austin Powers in Goldmember. "Boys" is a R&B and hip hop song, including funk influences. The remix carries a slower tempo than the album version, and both versions are noted to be reminiscent of Janet Jackson. Some critics praised Spears and Williams' chemistry, as well as the production on the track, while others did not think the song worked well.
American entertainer Britney Spears has released 44 music videos and ten video albums. She has appeared in several films, television shows, and commercials. Spears made her acting debut in the film Longshot (2001), portraying a flight attendant. In 2002, she starred as Lucy Wagner in Crossroads. The film grossed $61 million worldwide and earned her a nomination for Best Female Breakthrough Performance at the 2002 MTV Movie Awards. In the same year, she gave her voice to the character Donnie in the American dubbing of Robbie the Reindeer's television specials Hooves of Fire (1999) and Legend of the Lost Tribe (2002). In television series, she portrayed the guest roles of Amber-Louise and Abby in Will & Grace (2006) and How I Met Your Mother (2008), respectively. Spears also has released a few television documentaries, including Britney: For the Record (2008).
A Mother's Gift is a 2001 novel by American singer Britney Spears and her mother, Lynne Spears. It is their second book together, following 2000's Heart-to-Heart. The novel is loosely based on Britney's life. Popular reactions to the novel in spaces like Amazon were mixed. In 2012, rumors of a third novel sequel surfaced.
Bryan James Spears is an American film and television producer. He is the older brother of singers Britney Spears and Jamie Lynn Spears. He is best known for co-managing Britney's conservatorship. He was also co-producer of the television program Zoey 101, which starred Jamie Lynn.
Wonderful Today, subtitled The Autobiography, is the 2007 autobiography by English former fashion model and photographer Pattie Boyd, written with journalist and broadcaster Penny Junor. It was published by Headline Review in Britain, on 23 August 2007, and by Harmony Books in the United States, where it was titled Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me. Beginning with her childhood in Kenya, the book covers Boyd's modelling career in London during the 1960s, her marriage to and divorce from Beatle George Harrison and later marriage and divorce of Harrison's best friend, Eric Clapton. The book's title is in reference to Clapton's 1977 song "Wonderful Tonight", which he wrote about Boyd.
"Womanizer" is a song by American singer Britney Spears from her sixth studio album, Circus (2008). It was released on September 26, 2008, by Jive Records as the lead single of the album. Produced and written by The Outsyders, the song was re-recorded after a snippet was leaked onto the internet. "Womanizer" is an up-tempo electropop and dance-pop song. Described by Spears as a girl anthem, the song's lyrics recall a womanizing man, while the protagonist of the song makes clear she knows who he really is.
Britney: Piece of Me was the debut concert residency by American entertainer Britney Spears, performed at The AXIS auditorium located in the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show, which opened on December 27, 2013, was initially set for two years; it was well received by critics and also achieved huge commercial success. The residency won the best of Las Vegas award in 2015 and 2017. In 2015, Spears extended her contract with Planet Hollywood for an additional two years, concluding the residency on December 31, 2017. After close to 146 performances, the show grossed close to $178,6 million from 900,000 tickets at an average price of $150.
Lorilee Craker is a writer in Michigan, United States. She grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She has three children. She advocates participation in community-supported agriculture and shopping at farmers' markets. She is an entertainment writer for MLive. Craker co-authored Lynne Spears' memoir Through the Storm. Craker and Spears appeared together at the 20th annual MOPS International convention in Grapevine, Texas in 2008. Craker co-authored My Journey to Heaven: What I Saw and How It Changed My Life with Marv Besteman, who died before the book was published. In a 2011 Time article, Zac Bissonnette writes that Craker "might be the most versatile journalist in America".
"Private Show" is a song recorded by American singer Britney Spears for her ninth studio album, Glory (2016). It was written by Spears, Carla Marie Williams, Tramaine Winfrey and Simon Smith, with production being done by Tramaine "Young Fyre" Winfrey and vocal production by Mischke. The song was first teased with the fragrance of the same name, and later was released as a promotional single from the album on August 4, 2016.
On February 1, 2008, American singer Britney Spears was involuntarily placed under a conservatorship by Judge Reva Goetz, placing her father, James "Jamie" Spears, and attorney Andrew M. Wallet, as conservators. The management of the conservatorship by Jamie, Wallet, and Spears's former business manager Lou M. Taylor, among other parties, generated controversy almost from the beginning. While Spears was held on an involuntary psychiatric hold in early 2008 on alleged mental health concerns, there was initially a temporary conservatorship intended to last only days. It was later extended to months and eventually made permanent, against the objections of Spears herself. Over the course of the conservatorship, a series of alleged abuses came to light, as her conservators and their business partners exerted control over Spears's personal and professional life, often without her input and against her expressed wishes.
James Parnell Spears is the father of American singers and actresses Britney and Jamie Lynn Spears, as well as producer Bryan Spears.