At one point in time, Britney Spears was a teenage idol. She had hit songs playing on radio stations across the globe on an hourly basis. Her concerts were packed full of fans decked out in Britney Spears’ attire, and this was all serious in nature. Today, the people still attending her hit-and-miss concerts are trying to enjoy their childhood nostalgia, but she certainly does not have the following she used to. Perhaps, the pressure of being in the spotlight at such a young age finally got to her as we have seen happen with so many other celebrities whose parents got them involved in something with so much pressure at such a young age.
Since getting out of the music spotlight, we have seen numerous stunts from Britney. We have seen some pretty racy paparazzi shots of her out partying all the time despite having a baby. At one point, she even went to the extent of shaving her head, which, not surprisingly, quickly landed her a cover spot on many magazines around the world. Then, she was seen driving with her four-month-old son on her lap, which created a ton of controversy.
Now, to be perfectly fair, Spears has had her share of bad luck. She has been through numerous breakups, and she had an aunt who she was reportedly very close to die of ovarian cancer in 2007. It was during this year that Britney’s life really began to go downhill as she eventually checked into a rehab center for a day, and her head shaving came a day after her brief stay in rehab.
Spears sure has had her share of time in the spotlight both on and off the stage, but X-Factor host, Simon Cowell, believes he is not quite getting his money’s worth out of Spears. She is reportedly making $15 million for each season on X-Factor, but she has been hit with tons of criticism. When you watch most of the panel on the show, you will see them using expressive body language and giving detailed feedback to help the contestants they are working with.
Spears, on the other hand, has practically been made famous for softly murmuring, “amazing,” and offering half-claps. When you are in the business of putting on a show for a national audience, you have to do something a little radical, and Spears appears to be missing the cut.