Britney Spears may not be focused on pants or personal hygiene these days, but she has supposedly been working hard on her new album.
Of huge importance to her comeback is a collaboration with Criss Angel on the opening act for MTV's Video Music Awards, which she previewed to network reps.
That day, Spears was seen entering L.A.'s Alley Kat dance studio with new manager Jeff Kwatinetz, who is working with Brit on a trial basis.
"She's planning it to be a big comeback performance," says a source close to Britney, who adds that the goal is to make it "shocking."
You can pretty much assume she'll be wearing no pants in that case.
One idea that was nixed, however, was Brit performing "My Prerogative" while images of Justin Timberlake, K-Fed and others flashed on a screen behind her.
Meanwhile, R&B singer Ne-Yo has been working on Britney's comeback album... or at least was. He was a big part of it and was asked to write a half a dozen songs for her. But Ne-Yo told Ryan Seacreast on his KIIS-FM radio show that things (stunningly) went awry.
"I have no idea what's going on with Britney Spears," Ne-Yo said. "The last thing I heard is that Britney is mad over some songs that wound up going to Nicole Scherzinger."
"I was working with Britney Spears' people. I wrote 6-8 songs for Britney Spears. Then Britney goes ahead and shaves her head, goes into rehab and when that happened I lost all contact with her A&R people, with her label. I was calling them, they weren't answering my calls. So in the process of all that going on, that's when I met Nicole Scherzinger. I played her two songs, she loved them, they cut the check and she recorded the songs. So when that happened that's when Britney's people called and said 'why are you giving away Britney's songs' and I say 'uhh, hold on... y'all didn't cut me a check!'"
Ne-Yo says he saved two "special" songs for Britney. When asked if it's possible for her to make a comeback, he sighed, then said he seemed to think it was. Compelling.
Wow, nice going Britney. Letting possible hit songs go to a damn Pussycat Dolls product. Even Jayden James Federline has to be shaking his head over this one.