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Oops, Glee did it again. And it pissed Britney Spears off this time.

The Fox musical aired its second tribute episode in honor of the pop icon last Thursday, but sources tell Access Hollywood that Spears felt anything but honored by how she was portrayed.

Her manager spoke to Billy Bush and said the artist’s team was unaware the show would revisit Britney’s troubled times - referencing her infamous buzzcut and atrocious "Gimme More" performance at the 2007 Video Music Awards - and was “livid” over the depiction.

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Last month's Britney Spears Glee episode earned a show-record 13.3 million viewers and several spots on the Billboard charts. But the response wasn't all positive.

Some reviewers felt it was fluff from a series renowned for great writing on weighty topics (see this week's "Grilled Cheesus"). Others were just plain offended.

The Parents' Television Council deemed the "Britney/Brittany" episode the worst thing on TV that week, a "pandering tribute" to a "toxic teen role model." Ouch!

Britney Spears and Heather Morris

Some parents were not thrilled with Brittany or Britney.

Part of the PTC's beef was that more children are likely to watch Glee than other series, making the content more objectionable than that of all other programs.

On top of bashing the "skimpy outfits," the group calls the episode an "endorsement of narcotics abuse, public masturbation, and school-sanctioned burlesque."

The PTC also slammed the focus on Britney Spears personally.

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Britney Spears may not be quite on the level of Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston when it comes to bogus tabloid reports, but she's not far behind.

Ever since the singer went legitimately insane in 2007, celebrity gossip sites have had a field day, so much so that her site has a "BS report" to call them out.

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We expect a rebuttal of this ASAP, but it's too funny not to share: The Enquirer says Britney was scared of the Glee cast ... and all strangers for that matter.

Is Britney Spears actually shy, even afraid of people?

The troubled singer supposedly snubbed the cast of Glee when she filmed her cameo for its Britney Spears episode because she has a weird phobia of strangers.

“They were starstruck, but Britney didn’t mix with them at all,” a source said. “She was isolated while on set, and the cast was forbidden to contact her directly.”

Sources say Britney’s dread of human contact stems from situations in which hordes of overzealous fans have swarmed her, which actually isn't that far-fetched.

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If you love Glee and you love Britney Spears, you might have enjoyed the Fox series' tribute to the pop superstar last night. But you also might not have, since there was basically no plot, no attempt at storytelling and generally no point.

While the Britney covers were cool to a point, was this even TV? Or more of a mash-up of music videos, Spears imitations and the occasional, funny one-liner?

Brittany as Britney

Heather Morris (Brittany) as Britney on Glee.

There wasn't even original Glee music, the hallmark of the show, which fans know connects the material to the characters in a very personal way. Not Tuesday.

The numbers were chosen basically because there was a Facebook campaign for a Britney episode and the star's manager lobbied for it. Not exactly organic.

Don't get us wrong, there were plenty of good lines and some of the covers were actually pretty good. But you can't abandon all storytelling like this as a stunt.

Even its previous tribute episodes, in which the show paid homage to Madonna and Lady Gaga, helped advance the plot and actually felt like Glee. It's doable.

Follow the link to keep reading our review of Glee's Britney Spears episode ...

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Britney Spears on Glee. The worlds are set to collide Tuesday, and the hype is off the proverbial chain. Can you even contain yourselves as the excitement builds?

Even the star herself cannot even deal.

Brit just posted this exclusive clip on her official site, with the following tease: "You've been waiting for it, well here is an exclusive clip of the 'Me Against The Music' number in next Tuesday's 'Britney/Brittany' episode of Glee! Get ready to freak out!"

Indeed. Do so after the jump ...

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WARNING: Herein lie Glee spoilers.

This is getting more overhyped than ... well, anything involving Britney Spears, but the wait is almost over. Glee salutes the pop music legend Tuesday night.

The episode, titled "Britney/Brittany," features a bunch of her songs performed by the cast. Here's a three-minute montage of the Britney hits you can expect:

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The seduction. The mayhem. The one and only Britney.

Glee returned Tuesday night and its second season premiere did not disappoint. Nor will its follow-up next week, in which the show pays tribute to Britney Spears.

Check out the first promo for the much-anticipated episode below, and follow this link for all the Glee music played last night and on every single episode so far!

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After weeks of rumors over whether or not the incomparable Britney Spears would actually appear personally on the Glee episode in her honor this fall, the pop icon confirmed it this week via a Twitter pic of herself and her assistant on the set.

Now, two additional Britney Spears pictures have emerged featuring the singer and a cast member of the Fox series! Check them out below - Britney's posing here with Heather Morris, who plays Brittany, fittingly, and creator Ryan Murphy:

Britney Spears will appear on the September 28 episode of Glee.

Along with the photo, in which she reenacts her famous pose with Madonna, the pop icon wrote: "All my GLEEKERS in the crowd, Grab a partner take it down."

Britney has called the experience a ton of fun and we can't wait to see the tribute to her music. We've already seen Lea Michele in "Baby One More Time" garb.

We think we speak for millions when we say her Glee appearance and the second season premiere of the show - September 21 - can't arrive quickly enough!

What Britney song would you like to hear on Glee?

 

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Britney Spears' manager's wish for her to appear on Glee is finally coming true, and she's got the Twitpic to prove it. The pop star Tweeted yesterday:

“What’s up GLEEKS? Having so much fun on set!! Can’t wait for you guys to see the episode!” Earlier in the day, before she wet on set, she Tweeted:

“About to do my first shot of the day for Glee tweeties! Here we gooooo!”

Apparently, the shoot was a success. Britney posted the following photo:

Glee will pay homage to the greatness of Britney this season.

The show’s co-creator, Ryan Murphy, recently explained why he decided to dedicate an entire episode to the iconic star. He spoke reverentially of Britney's influence:

“She is the most important female, other than Lady Gaga, of the last 10 years. We’re sort of doing an episode about not only her music, but about her public image.”

It wasn’t just Murphy who was all for the idea, either.

“All the kids on this show, many of them went into singing and dancing because of Britney Spears,” he said. “Also, at the heart of it, it’s a show designed to show off the skills of Heather Morris who plays Brittany.”

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Despite previous reports that Britney Spears would not personally appear on the Glee tribute episode devoted to her, creator Ryan Murphy says she will!

Just last week, star Jane Lynch said that the episode was very much in the works, musically and plot-wise, but the pop singer herself would not appear.

So much for that.

On Ryan Seacrest's radio show today, Murphy said Brit is 100 percent "going to be on the episode," likely as a dental assistant to John Stamos' character.

"The Britney episode is so reverential about her and so kind and it's about her music and it's not about her personal life," Murphy revealed to Seacrest.

The girl on the right has shown her face many times from about 2005-present, but Britney Spears on the left will be the focal point of Glee's tribute episode.

"And I think, Britney Spears is pop culture, and I think she's been through a lot. And I wanted to do something that just sort of says, you know what, 'thank you for who you are and what you have done.'"

Hopefully that includes a head-shaving, as rumored. Regardless, it should include a rendition of "Baby One More Time," as this Lea Michele pic shows.

As for the other tribute songs, which would you rather hear when the episode airs September 28 (the season premieres a week earlier)? Vote below:

 

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