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Britney Spears taking extreme steps

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Washington (ANI): Britney Spears is apparently taking all the possible steps to protect herself and her young sons from a bunch of crazed fans. That"s the reason why the pop tart has strengthened security and signed up for Krav Maga, the hardcore Israeli combat techniques that Matt Damon uses in The Bourne Ultimatum. According to sources, after reading a few crazy fan mails, the 'Toxic" singer is terrified that someone is determined to harm her and her sons Sean Preston and Jayden James.

"She has beefed up security, informed them of such mail. She is doing her best to make a comeback but she is terrified about the negative attention she is getting. And now she's fighting fit after signing up for Krav Maga training," Contactmusic quoted a source, as saying. "She realises she does not have the stamina she used to, after having two kids. She is tired, her body does not work the same. She is putting in overtime into working out strength training, and she's serious about martial art Krav Maga," the source added.

The fighting technique, which has previously been studied by Jennifer Lopez and Angelina Jolie for film roles like Enough and Tomb Raider, not only enhances agility and toughness, but also helps lift self-esteem and mental awareness. "It's definitely perfect for Britney Spears because she obviously has a lot of aggression in her and she needs to get that out. Krav Maga will enable her to do that with a degree of control," John Aldcroft, who teaches the martial art at London's British Academy of Krav Maga, said. "It will also help her with personal safety issues, especially when it comes to the paparazzi, who seem to crowd her at all times," he added. (ANI)

It seems that Britney Spears" troubled image is not letting her collaborate with even the lesser-known musicians. Recent reports claimed that the pop tart was snubbed by an upcoming Swedish duo because the latter said they were “too busy" promoting their new album. However, a source close to the Swedish girls has revealed that the real reason why Lucky Twice duo, Sofie Larsson and Hannah Reynold turned down Britney"s plea to pen her comeback album, was the fear of an image stain. The source said that the duo"s management feared that an association with Britney would tarnish their clean-cut image.

“Britney"s had an amazing career but we don"t feel that working with her would be beneficial to the Lucky Twice image," the Daily Express quoted the source, as saying. Despite their ambition for fame, the Swedish duo is keen to distance themselves from the troubled singer. “We don"t want to be associated with her bad behaviour because Lucky Twice have many young fans," the source said. “The girls have sold millions of records and although helping Britney is a nice thing to do, it"s not worth risking jeopardising their image for her sake. I"m sorry," the source added.

Recent reports have claimed that Britney Spears pulled out at the last moment from recording a duet with former lover Justin Timberlake, however, a source has revealed that no such plans ever existed. The source has dismissed the reports, insisting that the 'Toxic" singer had no plans of working with Justin in the first place. "There have been absolutely no plans for Britney and Justin to record a duet together," Us Magazine.com quoted the source, as saying. "There have been lots of discussions about who Britney is working with and Justin has not been one of them. Nothing with Justin was ever even discussed," the source added.

According to the reports, Spears was scheduled to team up with her old flame to belt out a comeback track, produced by Timbaland, but ditched the idea at the eleventh-hour. "Timbaland set aside a week out of his crazy schedule to do this - and then, just before she was supposed to fly out, Britney abruptly canceled the session and refused to do the song," a source told New York gossip column, PageSix. "It's crazy. She's looking for a comeback, and this would have not only been a huge hit, but something she could have opened the MTV Video Awards with and really blown everyone away," the source added.

Justin Timberlake is set to star alongside comedian Mike Myers in upcoming flick 'The Love Guru". The Paramount Pictures film revolves around an American 'Pitka", who has been raised in an Indian ashram and makes a fortune in U.S. with his self-help biz after providing his unorthodox marriage counselling to a hockey star. The wife of the hockey star hits back by dating her hubby"s rival player. Timberlake will star as the wife"s new love interest while Myers will play the Guru who is an expert on relationships, Variety magazine reports. The film cast also includes Jessica Alba, Romany Malco and Verne Troyer. Director Marco Schnabel will begin shooting next month in Toronto from a script by Myers and Graham Gordy.

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