Britney Spears

If you've been following the tangled saga of #FreeBritney, you'll know that this past week was one of massive significance for the movement and for the person at the center of it all.

After years of public silence about her conservatorship, Britney Spears finally delivered an impassioned 26-minute speech detailing some of the injustices she suffered and still suffers under the control of her father, Jamie. She called her conservatorship "abusive" and dropped revelations about how she is not able to get married, have a child, or exercise basic control over her life.

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In spite of all of this, on Wednesday, June 29, judge Brenda Perry denied Britney's old petition — filed in November — and established Jamie Spears and Bessemer Trust as co-conservators.

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Twelve years before Justin Bieber dropped his debut album, My World, and shook the tween universe with his side-swept bangs, there was Aaron Carter.

The younger brother of Backstreet Boy's heartthrob Nick Carter, Aaron was responsible for some of the most iconic hits of 2000, from "Aaron's Party (Come Get It)" and "That's How I Beat Shaq" to his overplayed cover of The Strangelove's "I Want Candy." Carter arguably "paved the way" for today's tween pop stars like Bieber to become cultural phenomenons.

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This Haunts Me: What Really Killed Brittany Murphy?

The mysterious circumstances around the Clueless star's death will once again be explored in an upcoming HBO Max documentary.

When a troubled Hollywood star suddenly dies, apparently with a grab bag of pills in her system, there doesn't seem to be much of a mystery.

And that's exactly how it was treated in the press when Clueless and 8 Mile star Brittany Murphy passed away in December of 2009. While the Los Angeles County coroner initially declined to declare drug use as the cause of death, that seemed like the kind of formal omission that might have been made at the behest of loved ones and publicists.

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The music video is a very specific art form that many appreciate, but few really take the time to explore.

While you may have a quick answer to the question of the hottest music video you've ever seen, we doubt you could rank the hottest of all time. From Beyonce to Prince, we've made a definitive ranking of the ten steamiest music videos ever made.

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Justin Timberlake Apologizes to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson: "I Know I Failed"

The apology follows the Framing Britney Spears documentary.

In light of the new FX and New York Times-produced documentary Framing Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake has issued an apology about his general past behavior, specifically concerning Spears and Janet Jackson.

Timberlake continues to receive a swarm of backlash in regards to the music video for his 2002 hit, "Cry Me a River," which is believed to have been written after his breakup with Spears, and vaguely accuses her of cheating. Framing Britney Spears also touches on the infamous "wardrobe malfunction" during Timberlake's performance with Jackson at the 2004 Super Bowl, after which the latter was ridiculed while Justin was largely congratulated.

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Framing Britney Spears brings up a lot of issues.

There's the rampant misogyny Britney Spears experienced as a young starlet, when she was constantly sexualized by male interviewers, even in her childhood. The way men talk to Britney in the documentary is disgusting, and every single time she smiles back and laughs it away.

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