"This is going to be the album that cements her legend status." - Britney Spears' manager, Larry Rudolph, on Circus
With no end in sight, the comeback tour of a fallen star rages on, with one promotional photo, documentary clip and magazine article after another.
As Barack Obama rolls in his grave, the resurgent Britney Spears graces the December 2008 cover of Rolling Stone, which proclaims "Yes She Can!"
What did she do exactly? It's a little unclear. She's a pop singer and she's putting out another album. That's what she's supposed to do, right?
Hype aside, there's little doubt Britney has come a long way from a year ago, when she was committed to a psychiatric ward involuntarily. Twice.
With papa Jamie Spears now calling ALL the shots for her, interviewing the star is a "rigorously micromanaged process," according to Rolling Stone.
"We were never left alone together, and my questions had to be submitted ahead of time for approval," reporter Jenny Eliscu says of profiling Brit.
In the interview, Spears describes her "old lady" existence, laments some recent dating debacles, and reportedly criticizes K-Fed for teaching Sean Preston and Jayden James foul language. Seriously. This article ought to be good.