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Britney Spears Writes A Letter to Her Fans: “I am Funny! I am Your Friend!”


Britney Spears has handwritten a note to her fans. This is because she’s about to release a new album called “Britney Jean” and has no idea if anyone cares. I’m not sure anyone does. Britney writes to the fans: “I am funny! I am your friend!”

I do feel kind of bad for her at this point. Britney is lost in the music business. She’s already headed for Vegas before the age of 30. She has a limited catalog. You just feel like she’s going to be a windup doll until she can’t be anymore. She’s like the main character in a Jacqueline Susann novel.

The big news is that B.J. has inherited William Orbit from Madonna. That means a lot of droning electronics and few hooks. Both Britney and Justin Bieber have the worst songwriters and producers in pop. Why can’t they do anything approaching Pink or Timberlake? Even some of Miley Cyrus’s stuff is pretty well done.
October 25, 2013

Letter from Britney Jean

Dear Fans,

I haven’t sat down to write you guys in SUCH a long time.  Long overdue!  We’re all so used to getting our thoughts out in 140 characters, but sometimes its nice to take time to sit down and write something a little longer and more personal.  I am putting the finishing touches on my new album, “Britney Jean” over the next few days and I am so excited for you to hear it.  I poured my heart and soul into this album and it’s been an incredible journey.  I’ve learned a lot about myself, and as I am finishing, I am reminded of the incredible foundation that has supported me for the last 15 years.  Thank you all for continuing to follow me on this journey and for allowing me to do what I love to do.  I can’t believe this is my eighth studio album and I know I keep telling you that it is my most personal record yet, but its true and I’m really proud of that.

I have been through a lot in the past few years and it has really inspired me to dig deeper and write songs that I think everyone can relate to.  Working with people like Sia, William Orbit, and of course has been an amazing experience.  They have listened to all of my ideas and helped me bring them to life.  There are a lot of really fun, upbeat dance songs, but it was important to me that I show my strength, and my attitude, and my vulnerability.  Of course, I also have some surprises for you guys ;)

I want to show you the different sides of Britney Spears.  I am a performer.  I am a Mom.  I am funny.  I am your friend!  I am Britney Jean.

Hope you love my labor of love!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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