Britney isn't so "Sweet"

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Britney isn't so "Sweet"#0
Posted: 11/29/05 at 8:45pm
http://insider.tv.yahoo.com/insidetrack/malkin/

It looks like BRITNEY SPEARS isn't so 'Sweet.' I hear the 23-year-old new momma pop princess has turned down a very lucrative offer to star in the Broadway revival of Sweet Charity. As I exclusively reported, Spears was in talks to replace CHRISTINA APPLEGATE as the unlucky-in-love Charity. She was also looking to get hubby KEVIN FEDERLINE a job in the show as a dancer. "Britney said she couldn't do it because of 'family issues,'" a source tells me. I'm told producers spent tens of thousands of dollars on wooing her. She apparently racked up quite a bill on private jets and hotel suites. "The producers didn't mind," my source says. "They thought they'd make that money back right away once she said yes." A source close to Spears tells me that she decided against a Broadway run "because she didn't want to uproot her family to New York and make such a long commitment. Of course, she seriously considered it, but she's a new mom and Kevin has two other kids who are also on the West Coast."


(Martha Graham from a letter to Agnes de Mille) "There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening That is translated through you into action, And because there is only one of you in all time, This expression is unique. If you block it, It will never exist through any other medium And be lost. The world will never have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, Nor how valuable it is, Nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly, To keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware Directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, A blessed unrest that keeps us marching And makes us more alive than others."
Updated On: 11/29/05 at 08:45 PM
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re: Britney isn't so#1
Posted: 11/29/05 at 8:47pm
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Looks like Broadway is not going down the drains after all.

There are going to be a lot of happy BWWers.
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re: Britney isn't so#2
Posted: 11/29/05 at 8:47pm
Is ANYONE surprised by this? Come on, show of hands please.
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re: Britney isn't so#3
Posted: 11/29/05 at 8:48pm
Not really, but still...*sends up a prayer of thanks to sweet baby Jesus*
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re: Britney isn't so#4
Posted: 11/29/05 at 8:49pm
Good neeeeews... she is deaaaad! Thank God!
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re: Britney isn't so#5
Posted: 11/29/05 at 8:50pm
Woohoo!!!!!!!! :)
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Javert: Zsah-vair, it's pronounced Zsah-vair.
Pecry: But it's spelled J-A-V-E-R-T Javvurt.
Javert: Repeat after me Zsah...Zsah....
Percy: Oh! Zsa-Zsa! Like the Gabor sister! Well I personally have always prefered Eva.
Javert: (Looks for gun)
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re: Britney isn't so#6
Posted: 11/29/05 at 8:50pm
Let's all send her thank you notes for scamming the Scammers of Broadway themselves!!
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re: Britney isn't so#7
Posted: 11/29/05 at 8:53pm
Bless everything good and holy.
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re: Britney isn't so#8
Posted: 11/29/05 at 8:56pm
Aw, i kinda wanted to see this happen. It would have been pretty intersting to see if she was a box office draw.
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re: Britney isn't so#9
Posted: 11/29/05 at 8:56pm
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEESSS!!! YIPPEEE!! HOORAY!
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re: Britney isn't so#10
Posted: 11/29/05 at 8:57pm
I agree...I would have been very curious to see how she did it. Not saying I would really want her to play the part, but come on, ya'll have got to wonder!
(Martha Graham from a letter to Agnes de Mille) "There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening That is translated through you into action, And because there is only one of you in all time, This expression is unique. If you block it, It will never exist through any other medium And be lost. The world will never have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, Nor how valuable it is, Nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly, To keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware Directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, A blessed unrest that keeps us marching And makes us more alive than others."
Updated On: 11/29/05 at 08:57 PM
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re: Britney isn't so#11
Posted: 11/29/05 at 8:57pm
I'm just afraid the Weisslers will give up, and close the show in Feb.

I hope they can still get a huge name, and move to the Hilton.
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re: Britney isn't so#12
Posted: 11/29/05 at 8:58pm
BY GOD THIS IS THE HAPPIEST DAY OF MY LIFE.

...actually secound happiest.
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re: Britney isn't so#13
Posted: 11/29/05 at 8:59pm
*skips for joy* *frolics* (love that word)
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re: Britney isn't so#14
Posted: 11/29/05 at 9:01pm
*sigh* Perhaps in the future...
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re: Britney isn't so#15
Posted: 11/29/05 at 9:01pm
=D

Words connot describe my happiness.
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re: Britney isn't so#16
Posted: 11/29/05 at 9:06pm
Oh I am so happy! I cannot express the happiness enough! *takes deep breath*
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re: Britney isn't so#17
Posted: 11/29/05 at 9:15pm
God has looked down on Broadway and he has said...
"Spare them."
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re: Britney isn't so#18
Posted: 11/29/05 at 9:30pm
WOOT.
What the puck?!
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re: Britney isn't so#19
Posted: 11/29/05 at 9:33pm
Guess she found out the actors actually have sing *live* onstage.
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re: Britney isn't so#20
Posted: 11/29/05 at 10:04pm
There is a theater god!
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re: Britney isn't so#21
Posted: 11/29/05 at 10:07pm
The show is closing December 31st. Christinas last performance.
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re: Britney isn't so#22
Posted: 11/29/05 at 10:12pm
I hear Raul Esparza will be taking over as Charity.
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re: Britney isn't so#23
Posted: 11/29/05 at 10:14pm
Really? I heard Carol Channing.
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re: Britney isn't so#24
Posted: 11/29/05 at 10:15pm
No, guys.



I heard that it will be Cher.
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Updated On: 11/29/05 at 10:15 PM