Britney Spears Goes Down Under

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Britney Spears' Circus tour has officially touched down in Australia.

"Longest flight ever but we had a great time ... So excited to be here," Britney's interns Twittered upon landing in Sydney just after 6 a.m. Thursday.

Spears then promptly boarded another jet bound for Perth, where the pop star will perform the first of 15 shows scheduled in the country on Friday.

Of course, this is Britney Spears, so you know there will always be some controversy with her. She's already getting criticism in the Australian media.

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Why? For lip-synching much of her shows while charging up to $1,360 for tickets. Fair, but think of the wardrobe malfunctions you get for that $1,360!

Britney Spears touches down in Australia.

Brit-Brit didn't leave L.A. without a minor ruckus, either. She was seen trying to go through security at LAX airport sucking down a huge Big Gulp drink.

This is a big no-no. Ordinary citizens are not allowed to bring open beverages through security. And besides, all that caffeine and sugar is bad for you.

The one-woman stimulus package is bringing quite an entourage with her: 225 crew members, 45 band members and dancers, and 15 circus performers made the trip to Australia, where she will hire 150 local workers per city.

Controversies aside, Australia is in for a treat.

As soon as the "3" music video flashes on screen and Britney starts disrobing, gyrating, panting and lip-synching like a madwoman, all will be forgotten.

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Britney Spears Biography

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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?

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