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Britney's 9 million dollar splurge

Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2007, 18:01 [IST]

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Washington (ANI): Britney Spears will soon be shifting homes after snapping up a nine million dollar French country estate in Beverly Hills. The singer recently sold off the Malibu home she shared with former husband Kevin Federline, and closed the deal on her new home. And Britney will certainly be living in style for the 8,500 square foot estate comes with seven bedrooms, six bathrooms and a gourmet kitchen, reports Usmagazine. The singer"s new home also comes equipped with a pool, spa and lush grounds.

In the meanwhile, Britney is still recuperating from the backlash of her panned performance at this year"s MTV Video Music Awards. Spears kicked off the VMAs with a lip-synched three-minute show opening performance of her latest track "Gimme More" on Sept 9, 2007. However, her attempt to show that she"s still got rhythm backfired as she could hardly keep time to the music and by the end wasn't even synchronising with the words of her own song.

While the singer, wearing nothing but a sparkly black bikini and ill-fitting blond weave, sang, fellow artists in the audience started rolling their eyes. The New York Post commented that the act was "Totally lame, pathetically lip-synched", the New York Times said: "She didn't disappoint; she was awful", with Barbara Walters and Whoopi Goldberg added comments like "The lip-synching didn't work" and "She looks like she doesn't care. This is like a bad stripper."

X factor judge Simon Cowell fears that Britney Spears" career may be finished thanks to her disastrous comeback at the MTV Video Music Awards recently. Cowell ripped into Britney"s performance left, right and centre, and added that had he been supervising the pop star, he would have never allowed her to perform on stage.

“If I had been looking after Britney I"d have taken one look at her in rehearsals and I wouldn"t have allowed her on stage. It would have been worth pulling her off the bill — no matter what the cost — to save any chance she had of resurrecting her career," The Sun quoted him, as saying. “She wasn"t ready for that show in every possible way. The song wasn"t right, the image wasn"t right and she just wasn"t rehearsed," he added.

Cowell, who has made his fortune from guiding the careers of pop singers, further gnarled that he would have definitely thrown the 'Toxic" singer out if her performance had been an audition for his ITV1 show. “If she had turned up and given that performance at the X Factor auditions then I wouldn"t have put her through to the next round," he said. “The problem she has now is that she could have killed her career. It"s difficult to come back from that performance, for a while at least," he added. Britney"s live performance of her new song 'Gimme More" on Sep 9 has been panned thoroughly.

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