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Britney Spears lets her music do (most of) the talking on “Glee”

September 29, 2010

It was the night of the Britneys on “Glee” in the musical comedy’s third affectionate tribute to pop culture divas — although Brbritsnake2itney  Spears’ own  much talked-about cameo role turned out to be much smaller than expected.

But “Glee’s” other Britney (played by Heather Morris) turned out to be booty-shaking worthy of her namesake in an episode  that featured five of the pop princess’s biggest hits — and many more of her iconic looks.

For all the faithful recreations of  the original pop videos for “….One More Time” and the snake-writhing wonders of “I’m a Slave For U,”  it was only the stripped-down acoustic version of “Toxic,”  performed by the entire Glee club and actor Matthew Morrison, that took any chances with Spears’ music.  It was also “Toxic”  which resulted in what cheerleader Sue Sylvester termed a “Britney Spears sex riot” in the ranks of McKinley High’s hormone-charged teenagers.stamosmorrison

The special episode, which also featured the welcome arrival of John Stamos as the hottest dentist in town, will no doubt fuel a surge in downloads of Britney Spears’ early music.

 But how did it compare to the show’s lavish tributes earlier this year to Madonna and Lady Gaga? And whose music will you be buying tomorrow — the original Spears , or the “Glee” cover versions?


I like musicals: gLee sometimes, but not so much all-the-time.

The Britney / Heather Morris episode… meh.

Guess that makes me a metrosexual, just not a FLAMING metrosexual:


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Jill: Regarding you piece on Chaz Bono, you stated that Chaz is the only child of “actress singer Cher”. Not correct. Cher has a son named Elijah Blue Allman with father Gregg Allman. That would make Chaz and Elijah half brothers.

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