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Britney Spears “So Excited” For Sister’s Engagement

Britney Spears shared her excitement for her newly-engaged sister on Twitter early Monday. The pop star, who ended her own engagement to her former manager Jason Trawick in January, wrote “So excited and happy for my sister, congrats @jamielynnspears – love you.”

Jamie Lynn Spears, 21, announced the news Saturday with Instagram pictures of her ring and her fiancé, businessman Jamie Watson. “Guesssss what??????” she captioned a picture of herself showing off her ring.

Spears, who has a 4-year-old daughter named Maddie with ex-boyfriend Casey Aldridge, has been dating Watson on and off for 3 years. Their engagement comes nearly two months after Britney, 31, announced her split from Trawick.

“Jason and I have decided to call off our engagement,” Spears, who has two sons with ex-husband Kevin Federline, said in a statement in early January. “I’ll always adore him and we will remain great friends.”

Trawick added: “As this chapter ends for us a new one begins. I love and cherish her and her boys and we will be close forever.”

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Fox Confirms Britney Spears And Demi Lovato Join X Factor Judges Panel

The X Factor has filled the judge’s seats left vacant by the booting of Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger earlier this year. Fox confirmed this week Britney Spears, 30, and Demi Lovato, 19, will join Simon Cowell and LA Reid on the judge’s panel when season two kicks off this fall.

“I’m absolutely delighted Britney and Demi are joining us. Britney remains one of the biggest stars in the world, she’s talented, fascinating — and I believe she knows exactly how to spot ‘The X Factor,’” Cowell, the executive producer of the show, said in a statement.

“Demi’s had an amazing career in music, TV and film for someone her age. She’s young, confident, and enthusiastic. I think it’s really important that she speaks to our younger audience. The new panel will be dynamic and will work really well with the changes we are making to the show,” he added.

Spears says she is “so excited” to join The X Factor. “It’s going to be so much fun and so different from anything I’ve ever done,” she said. “I’m ready to find a true star.”

“I am totally stoked to be here,” added Lovato. “I’m excited to represent my generation and I’m ready to find the winner.”

Britney Spears’ Manager Clears Up Rumors About New Single

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After Sharon Dastur, program director for New York’s Z100, revealed that Britney Spears‘ first single, “Hold It Against Me,” would debut on January 7, the singer’s manager, Adam Leber, took to Twitter to clear up the rumors, noting that until Britney’s camp reveals the date of the song’s debut, no one should believe anything.

“Lot of misinformation out there regarding the release of Brits 1st single. Don’t believe everything you read,” he wrote. “Unless of course it’s an official announcement coming in January. STAY TUNED…..”

However, he did say that the single will be out this month. “That said, the single is DEFINITELY coming in January. PS- happy new years people,” he said. “Sorry guys, but never pay attention to unofficial announcements. Just trying to clarify. Please don’t ‘hold it against me.’ “

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