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Britney's "Blackout" Not a Wipeout

11/6/2007 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

And now for some Britney Spears news that doesn't involve a trampled foot, a trampy weave, or lost children.

FOX News' Roger Friedman
reports that Brit's album, "Blackout," will actually finish at the top of the album charts in its first week, with about 325,000 units sold. A modicum of good news, yes, but not quite as good as her last disc, "In the Zone," which did 609,000 out of the gate. Just to compare, "American Idol" also-ran Chris Daughtry did about 309,000 in his first week.

Though "Gimme More" has inexplicably been getting pretty good radio play, it's unclear what single will come next -- and whether it can generate any ensuing buzz for the album.

Rosie – Keeping the Channel Open?


Rosie O'Donnell supposedly spilled the beans about her new MSNBC talk show recently -- but she's been uncharacteristically cagey on her favorite soapbox -- her blog -- about the news.

Last night, after the story broke wide, Rosie had little to say on Rosie.com, and took no questions from fans about the rumors. But she did post a quote from dance legend Martha Graham, which included such koans as, "You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open ... There is no satisfaction whatever at any time."

The New York Post reports that the network and Rosie are far away from a deal. Wonder how Donald Trump will feel about being part of the same TV family as Ro?

Stella's Shocking One-Legged Pendant


Stella McCartney -- daughter of Paul, former step-daughter of Heather Mills -- is making her stance on her dad's divorce battle pretty clear.

Page Six says that fashion designer Stella has come out with a new jewelry line, and one of her first pieces is a "single-leg pendant." (Heather, of course, has one prosthetic lower leg.) This is in response, perhaps, to Mills telling whomever would listen that Stella did "evil, evil things" to her.


Party Favors: "Top Chef's" Ilan Gets Some Revenge? ... Posh Has to Bulk Up for Tour

TMZ spotted "Top Chef" winner Ilan Hall getting to turn the tables last night on Craftsteak's Tom Colicchio and WD-50's Wylie Dufresne -- superchefs who critiqued his culinary skills on the show -- at New York magazine's Taste of New York, where he and others sampled their smoked sirloin and popcorn soup, among a profusion of culinary delights. No word on whether he suffered any Quickfire Challenge flashbacks. ... Victoria Beckham has been ordered, say the London tabs, to bulk up on brown rice and spinach for the new tour. Organizers are worried that Skeletal Spice might not be able to handle the rigors of a tour.

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16.

alreadybad    

Tuna........her album is selling because her record company is the main purchaser and she is such a media whore that she probably did quite a bit of buying herself.

2441 days ago
17.

Valerie    

How did Linda Mccartney's daughter become so vile?

2441 days ago
18.

Tupac    

No puzzle,
yeah, I couldn't imagine who in their right mind would buy her cd. But regardless of all the negative thing that have been said about her, her cd is still doing well. What's wrong with teenage nowadays? Spend your money wisely.

2441 days ago
19.

Fly on The Wall    

I would buy my own album also if I got that much attention fro doing it, who wouldnt for the big$$$$$ she is getting from it. Brit is like one of those clowns you punch and it comes back up - punch her and she will be right back in your face. GO BRITNEY.

2441 days ago
20.

T-Fed    

It is to bad that msnbc felt the need to boost their ratings by having a show hosted by Rosie .. I am so mad at her for her comments on 9/11. Even though most Americans don't agree with her, there is a portion of the population who do.. She is a part of this extremist movement in America who tell the public these conspiracy theories and it is very irresponsible for someone who is a television figure to come out and say without merit , that our government was responsible for the tragedy. She is our generations Jane Fonda, I wonder if she too will embrace the enemy.... freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom of responsiblity......

2441 days ago
21.

CJ    

I am NOT a Heather Mills fan but what's with the One Leg Pendant? I guess Stella is just proving Heather's case, that she is evil and a witch.

Whoever agreed with Stella M. that this was a good idea should be fired. She will offend 100's of thousands of people with this stupid move.

2441 days ago
22.

Disturbed    

"With the world's largest retailer putting all its market muscle behind them, why wouldn't they?"

Um, you think Britney's CD isn't available at Walmart?

2441 days ago
23.

Mikey    

Number ONE is now not a good thing?! : ) )
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TMZ staff has gone INSANE! : ) )

2441 days ago
24.

ANONYMOUS    

The only people that support this woman have the same values as her.No one w ith their 5 senses will support this crap.she has no talent.All her music is about nonsense.she sings about nothing important. This is not a comeback CD.Mariah carey Cd was the defination of a true comeback story. Thank God people supported true talent like the Eagles.They deserve to be #1

2441 days ago
25.

Mikey    

TMZ 'forgot' to mention that those sales don't include download sales!

: ) )


2441 days ago
26.

Marten    

Part of Britney's commercial succes is due to all the press coverage she gets from gossip sites like TMZ and people feeling sorry for her because of all those hateful comments on those sites.
Haters, hate as much as you can, because she is crying all the way to bank thanks to you.

2441 days ago
27.

sam    

I want a "single-leg pendant". Where can I get one? I think I'll get one for everyone on my Christmas list.

2441 days ago
28.

Tangie    

Well, we know for certain there are 325,000 insane people around! SCARY!!!!

2441 days ago
29.

uh oh    

To the retards that claim itunes matters in soundscan sales, let me explain something to you.

If you download a single from her CD, it does not count in album sales. If you download 6 of 9 songs it does not count towards album sales. And, full album downlloads on itunes around the world account for less than 5% of any sales, and that is probably inflated by 500% just to be generous...

So yeah... like I said before... Itunes sales do not matter. Daily top 10 on itunes does not matter.... You cannot even create a chart that would translate from itunes into actual sales, as the data is so disconbobulated that it never coincides with the actual end-result data.

And, If you read the top ten list on itunes, there are 2 people on there that will go platinum... the rest are no-ways, who?, or might just make 1,000,000 worldwide...

It's just the simple facts... Itunes has a teenie weenie market share

2441 days ago
30.

Tangie    

JS BACH---You sound about stupid. People buy her CDS because of all the haters? Are you 12? Or are you just really dumb?

2441 days ago
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