Britney Spears: Not Really For the Record

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On the eve of the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, Britney Spears invited a film crew into her life. The film you are about to see was captured over the 60 days that followed. No topic was off limits. No question went unanswered.

MTV's feature film (we can't call it a documentary with a straight face) For the Record, which was supposed to examine everything in the life of Britney Spears, began with these words. Only it appears many things were in fact off limits.

Conveniently glossed over were her being placed on a 5150 hold, wearing no pants to clubs, hangin' with Sam Lutfi, railing Adnan Ghalib, being strapped to a gurney (twice!) and placed under a conservatorship, among other things.

We're not saying Brit must relive the past and pay for her mistakes forever. She should be allowed to move on. But come on, the people want to know about those things!

Moreover, why market this as a frickin' tell-all? If it's just behind-the-scenes footage of papa Jamie Spears cookin', well ... that's kinda cool. If presented as such. It's not.

Disappointing. Here's part one of For the Record ...

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Britney Spears Biography

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Born
Birthplace
Kentwood, Louisiana
Full Name
Britney Jean Spears

Britney Spears Quotes

I miss it here so much! I love it so much! It makes me it's kinda like bittersweet coming here because I used to live here for two years. And when I come here, it's like, man, I wish I had my apartment here still.

Britney Spears [on New York City]

MTV has long played an important role in my career. How can I not be there to kick off their 25th VMAs?

Britney Spears