Britney Spears’ ‘Femme Fatale’ cover: Hot or not?


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Britney Spears tweeted a picture of her ‘Femme Fatale’ cover on Tuesday, revealing the album’s name and continuing the buildup to its release March 15.


So, hot or not? Take the polls below.

‘Femme Fatale’ will be Spears’ first studio effort since ‘Circus’ in December 2008 -- the year that started with a 5150 psych hold for the singer and saw her placed under a conservatorship that still exists today, albeit with modifications.

‘Hold It Against Me,’ the first single from the album, was released in January and spent only a week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart.

The ‘Circus’ tour was a bit of a rough one for Brit, 29, with slams coming in about her weight and her lip-synching.

‘Spears can safely call this performance a success,’ The Times’ Ann Powers wrote in a largely positive review on March 3, 2009. ‘She apparently has no interest in proving herself as a vocalist; Pink is a better acrobat and her friend Justin Timberlake is a far better dancer.’

‘But anyone who thinks her lackluster would do well to remember what she really is: a burlesque performer, a carny’s dream born a century or so too late to be fated to ply her art upon the midway, but able to fulfill the spectacle of blond ambition now.’

How do you think Britney has evolved, leading up to ‘Femme Fatale’? High expectations, low, or none at all?

For the record, 3:20 p.m.: This post originally referred to Spears as an actress; she is, of course, a singer. Don’t, um, ‘hold it against me’? Thanks to commenters @toxic and @BRITTERlight for the heads-up.//cdz


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