Britney Spears, 02 Arena, London

The last time Britney Spears took to the UK stage, in a 2009 tour to promote her Circus album, she was criticised for miming and a lack of personality.

Britney Spears wants more children

Britney Spears wants another baby.

'I never wanted to be famous': Craig Logan on the Bros years

He quit Bros at 19 – and transformed himself into a music-industry mogul. Ian Burrell meets Craig Logan, reformed teen idol.

Madonna launching Material Girl beauty

Madonna's Material Girl is launching a beauty collection.

Jennifer Lopez's 'roller coaster' marriage

Jennifer Lopez had a "roller coaster" marriage to Marc Anthony.

Video: Jedward celebrate Victory launch

John and Edward talk to us about their new album Victory and their fame following Eurovision.

Britney Spears: 'I'm pretty normal'

Britney Spears claims she is "pretty normal".

Britney Spears can't wait to tour

Britney Spears can't wait to start touring again because she has missed life on the road.

Album: Britney Spears, Femme Fatale (Jive)

The madder she gets, the more interesting she gets. That ought to be how it works.

Loleatta Holloway: Much-sampled disco diva who sued Black Box over their worldwide hit ‘Ride on Time’

In 1980, the American disco diva Loleatta Holloway topped the US dance charts with two Dan Hartman compositions, "Relight My Fire", latercovered by Take That with Lulu reprising her part, and most famously "Love Sensation", an infectious track which made the most of her formidable, gospel-flavoured vocals and has become one of the most sampled records of the last 30 years.

'Stalker' arrested in Madonna's home

An alleged "stalker" was arrested this weekend after breaking into Madonna's home.

Britney Spears would consider surgery

Britney Spears would consider "pull and tuck" surgery.

Lady Gaga receives support from Madonna

Lady Gaga has received support from "queen" Madonna for 'Born This Way'.

Firms race for right to use landmark

A rare chance to advertise among the famed neon lights of Piccadilly Circus has emerged after the Japanese electronics giant Sanyo withdrew from the London landmark after 33 years. Four leading companies are thought to be interested in taking over the billboard.

Christina Aguilera mangles 'Star-Spangled Banner'

Christina Aguilera set social networks buzzing when she fluffed a line as she belted out the national anthem at the start of the US Super Bowl.

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