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Britney's 15 Minutes of Comeback

5/2/2007 9:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Britney SpearsBritney Spears made a triumphant return to the stage last night in San Diego -- at least for the 15 minutes she actually performed.

After days of buzz leading up to the big concert at the House of Blues, the actual gig lasted only minutes, with Brit speeding through "Baby One More Time" and "Toxic," among other hits, dressed (if that's what it can be called) in a short white skirt and a pink bra top. She ended her set with a quick goodbye -- and played a taped Madonna song as she exited.

Some fans, who paid more than $125 per ticket, were crying fake: "It looked like she lip-synched her way through the whole thing," said one fan to the AP, who'd flown in from San Francisco for the show.

Sanjaya Gets Big Shrug from Hometown


Sanjaya Malakar might be the biggest thing on TV, but virtually no one in his hometown of Federal Way, Wash. seems to care. Civic officials aren't even going to bother giving the fallen "Idol" a parade or a key to the city, reports the New York Post. "Federal Way has more important things to deal with," says town manager Neal Beets, and the mayor of the city says that no one in the long 17-year-old history of the place has gotten a special honor. In fact, says Mike Park, they're not even sure that Sanjaya has any claim to being from Federal Way, as he's lived elsewhere and his parents are divorced. Sanjy, for his part, is back in town and laying low.


Party Favors: Beyoncé's Dad Says No Feud with Ne-Yo ... Screech Gets Screeched at by Former "Idol" ... "Spider-Man 3" Kills in Asia


Beyoncé's manager dad Mathew Knowles isn't mad at Ne-Yo, despite rumors to the contrary, say Rush & Molloy. The buzz was that Mathew was miffed that Ne-Yo had included B's "Dreamgirls" co-star Jennifer Hudson on his new album, but Knowles says it's all made up. ... Dustin "Screech" Diamond isn't the most popular cat on VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club," and former "American Idol" finalist Kimberly Locke has some really unkind words, according to Life & Style. "He was so nasty," says Locke of Diamond. "He's got his agenda -- he's probably looking for a VH1 spin-off." As though his taped sex-capades weren't enough Screech. ... Deadline Hollywood reports that "Spider-Man 3" is opening even bigger in Asia than its two predecessors, setting box office records in South Korea and Hong Kong, among others.

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sharon    

You all seem surprised, shocked and/or disappointed that Spears would "lip-synch".

Reason - SHE CAN'T SING.

Why do you think she always has to have loud back-ups, use a Vo-Coder type device, or anything that either covers up or alters her natural voice? It's because she cannot carry a tune cleanly and strongly.

Have you ever heard her sing a soft, ballad-type... LIVE??

Have you ever heard her sing ACAPELLA ??

She can't!

2696 days ago
2.

cindy mannings    

Does anyone really care about Brittany anymore?

She never had much of a voice, her personal life is so unattractive, her best feature is (was) her hair, pictures of her bald looked like a man, not a girl.

She can dance. Put her in a back-up dance group and forget about her.

2696 days ago
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who cares?    

second!

2696 days ago
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The whole family ought to go back to their double-wide in Looziana    

For everyone who got suckered into paying $125.00 to see this white trash train wreck sing, next time donate that money to your local homeless shelter and help society out! She has plenty of money, and no talent! If everyone would treat this like an errant 3 year old by ignoring her behavior, she would go away!

2696 days ago
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Dottie    

Run Katie Run. Get away while you can.
Beyonce continues to think the world revolves around her and her massive weave.
Screech is a disgusting pig. UGH!!!

2696 days ago
6.

Kelly    

Britney's comeback is the same as her life.........pathetic and non existent! Just like her youngest son Jayden, he's non existent too. My guess is either he has some disfiguring deformity (due to fetal alcohol syndrome) or he died at birth. Either way, you'll NEVER see him. Go back to the trailer park Britney, no one cares anymore you talentless little girl! Gwen and Xtina have more class in their pinky toes than you have in your whole being.

2696 days ago
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Lenn K.    

The problem you have with Britney is she was lip-synching her last concerts before she even had kids. It's over she really is that talented, she just had a body of a high school cheerleader. Kate, you always wanted to Tom Cruise, now guess what you wonder why Nicole is so happy now.

2696 days ago
8.

yo    

First off all, to the stupid ass who flew from San Fran to see the concert...the concert wasn't even confirmed to be Britney Spears so your an idiot for wasting your money when you really had no clue if she was even going to be there.
Second, has that person ever been to a Britney Spears concert or seen a performance of hers on T.V.
DUH SHE LIP SYNCS everyone knows that, its not some big secret.
And third you should be grateful you even had the chance to go, there is plenty of people that would have been happy to take your ticket from you and wouldn't have been bitching.

2696 days ago
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Seriously    

Anyone who would pay $125 to see Britney is insane.
Katie and Tom(whacko) will be divorced before the year is over.
I hope Sanjaya disappears soon.

2696 days ago
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mary    

Anyone who pays that much money for a Brit ticket is an idiot. Everyone knows she cant sing and has to fake it. Duh. I dont feel sorry for those losers!!

2696 days ago
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Oh good one you are so tied-down and so miserable    

Time to go home or rehab

2696 days ago
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Lenn K.    

I made a mistake and she isn't talented. It's not about the singing it's about her body and how she was shaking it, period. Dusty Diamond go get a DUI or go be homeless, just go away forever!!!!

2696 days ago
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whynot    

Katie-this is your chance to get out!! You don't need another man in order to do it.
Brit-it's over honey. Just walk away.

2696 days ago
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Oh My Gosh I BET U R FAT !    

If so,nuke em!

2696 days ago
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in the know    

ALL YOU NEGATIVE PEOPLE, FYI, BRITNEY WAS NEVER KNOWN FOR HER VOICE! SHE IS AN ENTERTAINER, WHICH IS MUCH BETTER TO WATCH IN CONCERT. WHEN YOU ARE WORTH 25 MILLION YOURSELF, INSTEAD OF UNEMPLOYED AND BROKE, YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO BE A CRITIC. YOU CAN CALL HER ANYTHING YOU WANT, BUT CALL HER RICH, TALENTED, YOUNG AND HOT. i DOUBT ANY OF YOU COULD EVEN GET A DATE, LET ALONE BE BRITNEY. HERE IS AN IDEA, IF SHE IS SO UNTALENTED, YOU GO TO THE HOUSE OF BLUES AND PUT ON A PERFORMANCE INSTEAD AND SEE HOW THE CROWD REACTS. THEN AGAIN, DON'T!

2696 days ago
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