According to Britney Spears, there were over 13,000 stories written about the pop singer this year alone. Given how much we love and write about her here on MTV News, that seems completely plausible. So, instead of getting mad with the rumors that were particularly untrue, the singer took to her website to poke fun at a whole bunch of them.
“We ranked the ones we believe were the most ridiculous,” she wrote on her site. “Either because they were factually inaccurate, because they reported the patently absurd or because we believe they are simply offensive to the sensibilities.”
The list included romance rumors and stories started by Courtney Love, but there were also a few rumors that seemed particularly crazy. Which one? Like the one where Britney was rumored to star in a film described as a “Holocaust thriller.” (Never mind that nobody is quite sure what a “Holocaust thriller” actually is.) Then there’s one when she hates Australia. Let’s be honest: With all the quality beer and emus running amok, how can anyone hate Australia?
Then there’s the one where Brit Brit wanted to be a Baptist minster. That just seems silly (though she could have easily ordered a certificate online for that sort of thing). She also was apparently pregnant again this year. The source on that one is … Ryan Seacrest? Bizarre! Speaking of bizarre, she was also working with Michael Jackson on some posthumous music.
But our favorite comes via Christopher “CJ” Smith of MTV News. He really wanted Britney to headline Coachella. She broke his heart. It’s a classic tale.
Congrats to CJ for making Britney’s list. His place in history (Britstory?) is set forever.