Britney Spears' comeback single Womanizer, from her upcoming album Circus, has debuted - again.
After a rather embarrassing false start last week, the track hit U.S. airwaves on Friday - days after Spears' record company Jive moved the single's official release date, due to some genius leaking the song online.
The short, hideously-poor-quality recording of Brit Brit's Womanizer was played by a U.S. radio station DJ last week, as well as being published on its website. The singer's record company pulled a face and the track was subsequently yanked.
According to MTV.com, Jive says the 37-second clip was probably made after a rep for the record company played the track to the station during a phone call. The rest is history.
Hit us one more time?
Granted, you've all probably listened to this track at least a million times already (actually, if you have, you need help...more on that later), but humour me.
Listen to Womanizer below:
So what's the verdict on the comeback contender's single?
Let me put it this way, it's got HIT written all over it. It's catchy, saccharine-coated, superficial pop that will inevitably burrow its merry way into your head. Trust me, to resist is futile.
The song has a certain melodic charm - a bit like a jackhammer or a dentist's drill does. I wouldn't go as far as to say it's the audio equivalent of a drive-by shooting, but it's pretty darned close.
Packing a punch with asinine lyrics including: "You say I’m crazy/ I got your crazy/You’re nothing but a womanizer," Womanizer ain't gonna be up for an Ivor Novello, bit I don't think it even pretends to be a contender.
Enough of what I think. It's Brit Brit's fans who will decide whether this single is the real deal. So what do you think? Spill your thoughts below.
Bit Brit's video for the song is apparently shaping up nicely.
According to an on-set snitch who witnessed the filming of the video last week, we can look forward to a sultry vision of a tattooed Britney unveiling before our very eyes.
In one scene, Spears (wearing her Sunday best, i.e. tight, black leather pants and fake tattoos on her arms) writhes around on a kitchen floor like some wanton sex goddess, and proceeds to straddle some bloke in a suit. As you do.
The next scene is one of her seductively sucking on cherries and "dangling them around her mouth," a witness tells Usmagazine.com.
I'll stop right there. Way, way too many cheap stabs at innuendo milling through my mind.
Quote of the day
"I've never seen that (sex) tape of me and Tommy Lee, and I don't ever want to. I see more than enough of Tommy as it is. I can't get rid of him.
"A bunch of creepy men made a lot of money from me and that tape, so I figured I should get in on the act and film myself."
- Eh, Pamela Anderson?
You guess the celebutards...
"Which girl and boy bands have become so close in recent weeks, they've started swapping partners? The promiscuous groups are getting a bad rep among disgusted record label bosses." Mirror
"Which musical family man is having a kinky affair? He and his wife are on the outs, and he's totally smitten with a younger sultry vixen. Why? She loves porn and experimentation." BlindGossip
"Which lanky actor claims he's always been skinny but actually his continuing weight loss has more to do with a two-gram-a-day coke addiction?" Mirror
"Who almost skipped the Emmys because of a bruised and battered face? This actress wanted to look her very best when on stage. However, the marks from her recent plastic surgery were still very obvious. A desperate search for a makeup artist and hair expert specialising in concealing scars and bruises ensued, and the star wound up looking perfect. Some say a little too perfect." BlindGossip
Today is a very special day, folks.
Believe it or not, this blog is now a year old. Yes, twelve delightful and fun-filled months have passed since I first started populating this darkened corner of cyberspace with celebrity scandal and superficiality.
What can I say; it's been one hell of a ride. To quote a famous Madonna lyric, I feel like I've "been through the wilderness, but somehow I made it through". Nah, scrap that. It's been an absolute joy.
Thanks to all of you for your continued support and insatiable thirst for shallow, celebrity-laden gossip. I salute you!
Here's to the next year, darlings...
I saw these and thought of you...
Jennifer Aniston drunk dialled ex John Mayer: Hollywood Backwash
Reese Witherspoon hates Vince Vaughn: INMF
Amy Winehouse looks worse than ever: SOMG
Michelle Williams donates to Heath Ledger's memorial fund: DS
Ellen Pompeo: Beam me up Scotty! JustJared
Rumer Willis wants you to rock the vote: CK
Pam Anderson wants to pose nude again. Yawn: Y!
Joel and Benji Madden pucker up: GB
Britney Spears and K-Fed back together? Celebrity Smack
Parasite Hilton to walk down the aisle: FH
Cristiano Ronaldo waxed, toned and trimmed: SL
Grumpy pants Kanye West dodges charges: CW
Sarah Palin, the next Playboy bunny? GH
Martha Stewart says size does matter: PB
George Clooney and Brad Pitt dunzo? SOMGWTF
Miley Cyrus and 20-year-old boyfriend get serious: Yeeeah!
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