$2,500 For A Three Second Meet And Greet With Britney Spears

Britney-Spears2(PCM) Britney Spears’ may be getting rave reviews for her “Piece Of Me” show in Las Vegas, however many fans are angered over shelling out $2,500 dollars for a VIP Meet-and-Greet with Spears to only end up with about three seconds of time with her, which was awkward at best.

The VIP package included front row tickets to the show, as well as, a ton of exclusive Britney merchandise, what the true reason that fans are shelling out the $2,500 dollars for the package is for the opportunity to meet Britney and of course take a photo.

According to RadarOnline, fans were told that they would not be allowed to hug or touch Britney without her permission and they were not allowed to bring her any gifts. Also, once the fans were actually in Britney’s presence it was literally the case of smile, snap picture, now goodbye.

Many fans had their hopes up for a nice, well-put together meet and greet and instead found it to be incredibly awkward and aloof. Sources go on to say that Britney barely spoke to anyone and just kept smiling and saying ‘thank you’ a lot.

It angers me to hear when artists and their management teams behave in this fashion, as these fans are shelling out their hard earned cash for a sometimes once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet their idols. While I know that artists often times have strict schedules to adhere to and time is of the essence, don’t offer expensive packages out to fans if you can not afford to give them the few minutes that they deserve. They are after all the reason why these performers have obtained the success that they have after all these years.

This particular situation may or may not be the direct fault of Spears, as most of these superstars have entire teams of people directing their every move all day, every day, so someone needs to come up with some better time management skills to avoid additional situations and disappointed fans in the future.

Spears is by no way, shape, or form the only artist who has ever cheated fans out of their due time during a meet and greet, there have been countless others who are more than happy to cash the paycheck, but not willing to put in the time to justify how it was earned.

On the contrary, I have been working in and around this industry for quite some time and have also witnessed bands and artists, who will stick around for hours after a show meeting fans, snapping pictures, and signing autographs. I understand when you reach a certain level of stardom it can be very hard to mingle and interact with fans in a normal way as the celebrity would be mobbed, however if you are going to charge an exorbitant fee to grace the fans with your presence at least do your best to make it worth their while.

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Britney Spears Reveals Album Artwork and Special Letter To Fans!

Britney-PCM(PCM) It has recently been revealed that the release date for the new album title “Britney Jean” from Britney Spears will be released on December 3rd.  Now Britney has shared another special treat with her fans by revealing both the artwork for the new album, as well as, a personal letter.

The letter reads as follows:

Dear Fans,

I haven’t sat down to write you guys in such a long time. Long overdue! We’re all used to getting our thoughts in 140 characters, but sometimes it’s nice to take time to sit down and write something a little longer and personal. I’m putting the finishing touches on my new album Britney Jean over the next few days and I’m 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’m 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 8th studio album and I know I keep telling you that it is my most personal record yet, but it’s 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 you can relate to. Working with people like Sia, William Orbit and of course Will.i.am 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 have some surprises for you guys.

I want to show you the different sides of who I am. 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.

Love Always,

Britney

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Bad Breaks: 6 Ugly Celebrity Separations

The recipe for a juicy celebrity separation? Start by combining two stars with overly healthy egos into one relationship. Next, stir occasionally with large doses of groupie love and fawning yes-men and women. Finally, bake the whole mess under the blinding light of paparazzi flashbulbs until — voila —the entire thing explodes. Of course, some breakups are worse than others. Much worse.

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore

The world’s most famous cougar isn’t about to take her claws out of boy toy Ashton Kutcher without a fight. The two, who separated after several allegations about Kutcher cheating hit the tabloids, have been entangled in a very messy and drawn-out divorce. Now, according to the New York Daily News, Moore is seeking spousal support, even though she is reportedly worth about $10 million dollars more than Kutcher. And, according to GetDirectTV.org, he can pay for it, being one of the highest-paid TV actors — earning $24 million for the 2011-2012 seasons of “Two and a Half Men.”

Photo of Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore by TechCrunch50-2008 via Flickr

Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger

According to Schwarzenegger’s new book, “Total Recall,” the beginning of the end of the govern-ator’s 25-year marriage came on a therapist’s couch. Asked whether or not he was the father of their housekeeper’s child, Schwarzeneggar finally admitted that the boy was, indeed, his. Not surprisingly, Shriver filed for divorce from Schwarzenegger after having her infidelity suspicions confirmed.

Photo of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger by schumachergirl1956 via Flickr

Katy Perry and Russell Brand

They seemed like an odd couple from the start, the pretty pop singer and the unorthodox, scruffy English actor. The two, however, decided that they were perfect together and wed in a traditional Indian style wedding. Fourteen months later, however, Brand informed Perry that the marriage was over — by text message. Perry claims she has not heard from Brand since receiving the electronic dismissal.

Photo of Katy Perry and Russell Brand by …love Maegan via Flickr

Samantha Ronson and Lindsay Lohan

Somewhere in the mess that has become Lindsay Lohan’s life, she fell in love with celebrity D.J. Samantha Ronson. Although Lohan now chalks up the same-sex relationship to an experimental phase in her life, the actress was reportedly devastated when Ronson broke up with her via a text message, according to Today.com. The breakup with Lohan was so bad that the D.J. found it necessary to change the locks on her home. Because Ronson’s and Lohan’s relationship had been so tumultuous, LiLo’s father has laid part of the blame for his daughter’s continuing troubles to this day on that past relationship with Ronson.

Photo of Samantha Ronson and Lindsay Lohan by Kris Krug via Flickr

Kevin Federline and Britney Spears

Having someone break up with you via a text message is bad enough, but it’s even worse when the moment is captured by a film crew. According to Fox 5, that’s exactly what happened to Kevin Federline when his then-wife Britney Spears dumped him as he was being filmed for a reality TV show. Yes, yet another celebrity breakup by text. You would think that all these stars would have something better to do with those cellphones they all own, wouldn’t you?

Photo of Britney Spears by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer via Flickr

Porsha and Kordell Stewart

According to US Magazine, Porsha Stewart, who appears on the “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” learned that her husband, former NFL quarterback Kordell Stewart, had filed divorce after reading the news on her Twitter account. The reality TV star claims that when she confronted her husband about the Tweets, he neither denied or confirmed that they were true and, instead, left to go to work. Porsha had to discover the truth through her lawyer.

Photo of a Steelers game by SteelCityHobbies via Flickr

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