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Brit Performs, French Surrender

11/28/2008 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Britney's Lip Synch Tour of '08 raged on today with another performance of "Womanizer," this time for the folks in France -- and the Frenchies went frickin' crazy!

The arm dancing was slightly improved but there was one big difference: The crowd. Listen to 'em roar!


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What goes around will come around, Harvey    

79. It seems to me if you make your career as a singer, then you should sing live. Lip syncing is not singing and the audience is being cheated. Dancers can't fake their performances. Comedians can't lip sync their jokes. Actors have to act. So why does Britney get away with lip syncing?

Posted at 11:53PM on Nov 28th 2008 by Sue
You've raised a good point, but a number of performers lip sync, and it doesn't seem to affect their popularity. I don't recall that talent, brains, good morals, or emotional stability ever had much to do with popularity, although I can't explain why that is. But even though we can't explain it, it's still the way things are. Just look at Britney, who still has popularity despite her lack of all four of these things.

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Ellie Mae Clampett    

Abbie, I don't have to justify a damn thing to you, who are you? I don't like her or her stale music, point blank.

Sue, she used to be able to get away with because she could move around the floor a little and be naked, and now she can't even do that right.

2093 days ago

What goes around will come around, Harvey    

Look at it this way.. Britney isn't a singer, she's part of something that might be called a Performance Package. This package consists of music, video, dancing, voice, and a central character who supplies the branding.. in this case Britney is the central character. What sells is the way the whole package is put together, not just the singing or the dancing or the performance of any one of the participants. Britney is a brand and as long as all the people behind the scenes and the dancers and actors in front of the camera work together as one package, this Britney brand will sell. She doesn't have to actually sing or dance or anything, as long as the whole package works and the brand continues to sell.. and in Britney's case it still seems to have profit potential.

2093 days ago

What goes around will come around, Harvey    

Mary Jane, I guess we can take your statement to mean that you can't come up with any justification for coming here and expressing your hate. If you want to do that, it's your right, but it does win you a lot of contempt.

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Abbie/John Wayne Gacy/abcdefg - I've not said anything about about Britney. This is how you always screw up and give yourself away. And nobody needs to justify in any way, much less to you, the expressing of their views. I detect a Polar Bear.

2093 days ago


The following comment was CENSORED by TMZ : “Brit Performs, French Surrender” - Very disappointed by TMZ’s French Bashing. By referring to the 1940 surrender to describe some pop culture news, TMZ is showing utter contempt and disdain for a people and their history. To the French, the 1940 surrender is as funny as 9/11 is to Americans.

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I would imagine the lipsyncing is her managers idea. Then tend to want to control everything. I personally think she should take 5 years off, spend time with he kids. Its not like she needs the money.

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I think she's still throwing up and taking laxatives.

2093 days ago

What goes around will come around, Harvey    

Well, ark, you certainly don't seem to like it when some of us are going after the haters here. From your responses, it's clear that you are supporting and defending those haters. So you, too, are now on the record for not being able to come up with any justification for this hate, and you, too, are earning contempt for the position you are taking.

Oh, and I'm not the same person as the ones you mention. I know one of them personally, outside of this forum (can you guess which one? hahaha), but I have no idea who the others are.

But really, it doesn't matter whether one or ten or a hundred people are coming against the haters, and you know it. Their hate is still contemptible, as is your defence of it.

2093 days ago


Is the French Surrender of 1940 really acceptable material for jokes ?

Civilian deaths : 267 000
Military deaths : 217 000

Military war dead include 150,000 regular forces(1939-40 Battle of France 92,000; 1940-45 on Western Front (World War II) 58,000); 20,000 French resistance fighters and 40,000 POWs in Germany.[2,60-65] There were an additional 5,000 military deaths in French Indochina.[16,414-15] The pro-German Vichy France forces lost 2,653 killed.[16,582] Vadim Erlikman, a Russian historian, estimates losses of Africans in the French Colonial Forces at about 22,000.[3,83-99] French deaths in German Army (30-40,000), mostly men conscripted in Alsace-Lorraine, are not included in these totals.
Civilian losses include 120,000 killed due to military action and 230,000 victims of the Nazi reprisals and genocide(including 83,000 Jews).[2,60-65]The genocide of Roma people was 15,000 persons.[13,183]Jewish Holocaust victims totaled 83,000.[14,244]

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What goes around will come around, Harvey    

90. Is the French Surrender of 1940 really acceptable material for jokes ?

I sincerely apologize for my comment about the Maginot Line.

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What goes around will come around, Harvey    


2093 days ago

damn ur dumb    


2093 days ago

Me, myself and I    

Who is this person who keeps going on about "haters" on this thread? What's this person's problem? Does he/she think that only "nice" things can be said about Britney? I am completely neutral about Britney, and I don't care if she exists or not. I was in entertainment for 25 years and have seen many "flash in the pans" just like her. She was once a strong money draw, but she is not now. She is the the only one who can be held responsible for the end of her career. She is an adult with two small children, who is not trusted to be alone with them because of unreported harm she has caused them. Her children seem to be low on her list of priorities, and it is correct that Kevin has 100% custody of them. All that is going on now is the "testing of the waters" to see if a "BRITNEY TOUR" will be profitable for investors. If she can not deliver her "product" to make millions for the investors, then her career is over. If her career is over, the sad thing is that I don't think that she will want to be a full time mother to her sons.

2093 days ago


Britney is keeping pop music alive. There aren't many pop artists that can score #1 on Billboard's "Hot 100" anymore. Madonna can't even do it anymore. But Britney can. "Womanizer" went to #1 and "Gimme More" went to #3. Thankfully American Idol is helping to popularize pop music. Jordin Sparks scored twp Top 10 pop hits on the "Hot 100", and a third single climbed to #17. She's releasing a 4th single, "Permanent Monday" which will probably land in the Top 10. Of course, Kelly Clarkson had a string of pop hits as well.

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