Britney Spears isn't worried about her new Britney Jean album getting bad reviews -- because no one will let her read them.
According to Radar Online, Britney's handlers have put a tight lid on what information reaches her because she's too unsteady to handle anything complicated -- five full years after her dad Jamie took total control of her affairs. A source tells the site, "No one wants to upset Britney. If she were to read anything negative, it could send her into a bad tailspin and both [her manager and her dad] know that can’t happen with her upcoming shows in Vegas about to launch... Britney doesn’t even have access to the Internet and lives in a bubble!"
PINK, JOSH GROBAN: Showing True Colors for LGBT Kids
Cyndi Lauper, along with pals like Pink and Josh Groban, will take the stage in New York City on Saturday night for the annual Home for the Holidays concert -- benefiting Cyndi's True Colors Foundation.
This year's event will also feature performances by Ingrid Michaelson, Matt Nathanson, The Indigo Girls and a number of rising alternative-rock acts. The show benefits the Forty to None project -- a group that raises awareness about the problem of homelessness among lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender youth, who make up 40 percent of the 1.6 million homeless kids in America.
For more information, go to the charity's website.
JUSTIN BIEBER: A "Berry" Bad Decision
Justin Bieber made the folks at BlackBerry an offer they could refuse a few years back -- saying he'd be the Canadian company's spokesman in exchange for a small fee and a few phones.
Vincent Washington, a former executive at the failing device maker, tells Business Week that the Bieb approached BlackBerry's bosses with the idea, but got shot down. Washington recalls, "One thing we missed out on was that Justin Bieber wanted to rep BlackBerry. He said, 'Give me $200,000 and 20 devices, and I’m your brand ambassador.' We pitched that to marketing: Here’s a Canadian kid, he grew up here, all the teeny-boppers will love that. They basically threw us out of the room. They said, 'This kid is a fad. He’s not going to last.' I said at the meeting: 'This kid might outlive BlackBerry.' Everyone laughed."
Or maybe they just didn't want to have Blackberry headquarters graffiti'd.