Britney's (so far successful) comeback For a while, it seemed that the former teen queen's life would just keep sinking toward real tragedy: the hospitalizations and child custody battles seemed like par for the course. But her new single "Womanizer" is her first Billboard singles chart-topper in five years, and it's renewed her credibility with the in-crowd: British 'It' girl Lily Allen's just covered it. Britney's back, for real, and that's unexpected.
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