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Britney Chews Through Comeback Gig

5/3/2007 9:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Britney Spears didn't even bother trying to fake-sing in her second comeback show, chewing gum through her lip-synching -- and she left the stage even more quickly than she did the night before.

Cellphones and cameras were taken from fans who waited two hours to get into the House of Blues in Anaheim, Ca., reports People, after video and photos popped up everywhere on the Internet. For its trouble, the crowd was treated to a 12-minute set (three minutes shorter than Tuesday's show in San Diego) during which Spears chomped her gum during songs, when she should've been singing, or at least making a reasonable simulation of doing so.

"She was a little off, a little slower than her dancers," one fan told People. The mini-tour continues tonight in L.A.

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What's wrong with her face in this picture?    

One of the reasons Brittney Spears has always looked trashy to me (IMO) is that she won't grow up and spit out the gum.

To go on stage and "pretend" to sing is outragious. She owes all of those people their money back.

She is not professional in the least!

My advice ........... spit out the gum ~ grow up ~ take care of your kids and if you want a career....show some RESPECT for those who made you the money. Lip synching is just deceitful and ridiculous~

2727 days ago
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in the know    

I guess she is a little off, she hasn't performed in years. It takes time to get back into shape and have the stamina to dance for an extended time when you are out of practice. She will get it together and I am sure she knows she needs more work. That is why she canceled the previous shows. She is just testing the waters so she knows what she needs to do once she tours again when her new album comes out.

2727 days ago
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Lenn K.    

Britney, it's over and you are the last to know it. The media will hang around just to watch you destroy yourself. Eddie, you know it's yours so just fess up and start paying that child support.

2727 days ago
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Dollface    

Eddie Murphy is a complete jerk in his real life....He needs to be a man, step up to the plate & admit that child is his! And next time, he should be more careful if he doesn't want to go around breeding unwanted (on his part) children in the world...

As for Britney.........Why is she bothering? If she's just going to fake her way around her big "come back".....Why seriously bother? She definitely needs to grow up, raise her children that she just HAD to have......Maybe she should see if Angelina & Brad would take them instead......At least they'd have half a chance maybe at a normal life

2727 days ago
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Your'e Fired!    

.....Britney, THE PARTIE"S OVER!!!!!......People come to see you, hoping to see you do something stupid.....Going on tour, now that's STUPID......Back when you were "famous", you "pretended" to sing then too......You were "marketed" and a bar code slapped on your arse.....You were and obviously the "NEW Millie Vanillie"....Sorry if I mis-spelled that........

2727 days ago
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janet barker    

I think she chews gum all the time because she has dry mouth from the drugs she takes plus alchol will do that also.

2727 days ago
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ivy    


WHAT UP USHER???? YOU GOT THIS THANG FOR YOUR GIRLFRIEND THAT JUST WON'T DIE.

WHAT THE HE*LL. I LOVE LOVE AND IT'S GOOD TO SEE YOU STAND BY YOUR WOMAN AND CUT THE TIES WITH MAMA.

I HAVE ALL NEW RESPECT FOR YOU USHER. IF YOU WEREN'T "THE MAN" BEFORE -- YOU ARE NOW!!!!!

2727 days ago
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Seriously    

Anyone who pays money to see Britney is INSANE/STUPID.
She's laughing all the way to the bank. She's a no talent fake.

2727 days ago
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A    

WTF is she thinking one would think she would rock the house just to show all the haters she still has it right...wrong what does she do nothing but look like a joke..i love britney and really wanted this to end better or should i say begin with a bang..i am soooo sad she flop..when she could have proved all the world wrong and rocked that house, came back looking great..what has jr been doing with her all this time..one would have thought he would have told her that what she was doing sucked...or maybe everyone is enjoying watching her fail??? hmhmhm

2727 days ago
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slb    

I think Spears is gross. Why keep her in the news??? Has been............

2727 days ago
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ivy    



Buh Buh Phil and Chris! I guess dyeing your hair black Blake was a good trick to try. At any rate, you looked sexy in black babe. You might just win AI. You've got looks and talent. Good luck!!!

2727 days ago
12.

me    

I try and try to give britney the benefit of the doubt (everyone deserves it), but come on, not even trying to fake singing?!? PATHETIC!!!!!

2727 days ago
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Ms Kris    

And, the “freak” show that is dumb a-- slut clothes taking off Spears continues.

And, some people are PAYING A LOT OF MONEY TO WATCH THIS PIECE OF TRASH?

Those 2 young boys will be hanging their heads in shame when they are older when that have to live with hearing about their parents.

Hey, dumb slut Spears why did you have the kids if you DO NOT CARE ABOUT THEM & BEHAVE LIKE THIS?

Isn’t the money gone yet?

Lip synching while chewing gum last night.

You are a true artist. TRASH

2727 days ago
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ivy    

TO A:

I don't think any one actually HATES Britney Spears as a person. I DO think people in general dislike phonies and posers. And, unfortunately, Brit appears to fit that description in way too many regards.

2727 days ago
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ivy    


SO PEOPLE ARE PAYING MONEY TO WATCH BRIT WORK OUT?

2727 days ago
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