The year started out with Kevin Federline dropping his debut single PopoZão (which by ALL accounts sucked ass) right at midnight NYE '06 and I think at that point I knew it was going to be an interesting year. Who could forget the amazing statue of Britney Spears, an ode to the Pro-Life movement, which was created by artist Daniel Edwards:
We definitely got to see a side of Britney that I think none of us were really interested in seeing ... little did we know that later on in the year we'd get to see a whole lot more and in the flesh -- yipes!
Right from the get go, Britney stole the headlines ... like when she was photographed driving a car with her infant son sitting on her lap:
Which then led to the photos of Sean Preston strapped into a car seat ... but then she took heat because he looked all bent in half and was unprotected from the California sun:
Which then led to her infamous trip to NYC where she almost dropped her baby onto the pavement right in front of the paparazzi's cameras:
She took a lot of flak from pretty much everybody (me included) and decided to go on Dateline to tell her side of the story:
Altho, her appearance on the news show didn't really do much to help the situation:
And she ended up looking even worse in many people's eyes.
There were a couple glimmers of hope this year ... after all the bad press she got for the way she was handling her baby she hired a male bodyguard who doubled as what I referred to as her "manny" (male nanny) named Perry Taylor. I hoped against hope he would be the one to save Britney from herself ... and from her husband Kevin Federline:
Unfortch, K-Fed wasn't having it and Perry Taylor was let go of the Spederline's employ. I still miss him.
Another glimmer of good news was that Britney was asked to be among the last celebrity guests on Will & Grace before the series ended this year:
Then she appeared, in all her pregnant nude glory, on the cover and within the pages of Harper's Bazaar magazine:
She darkened her hair and started a trend that was mimicked by others ... like Paris Hilton.
For his part, Kevin Federline was chugging along thinking he ruled the world ... he started this ridiculous trend of showing up on the WWE to wrestle:
Basically, he was doing anything he could to try and pimp his debut album. These lame tactics didn't work ... the album didn't sell and barely even made a dent on the charts.
At some point in the fall ... Britney decided she had had enough and she decided to clean up her act, get a haircut and divorce Kevin Federline:
You could hear the resounding cheer the world over ... Britney was finally free!
And poor Kevin had to get the news via txt msg that his freeloading days were dunzo ...
... at least, that's how the story goes.
Britney filed the paperwork:
Then Kevin filed a response:
And then left a personal message for Brit-Brit on a hotel bathroom window:
He's a classy, classy guy.
Britney made the world fall back in love with her ... she looked amazing as a surprise guest presenter at the American Music Awards:
And poor Kevin had to retreat back to the arms of his first babymama Shar Jackson:
But then Brit started hanging out with Paris Hilton, then she started showing her naked crotch and the world stopped loving her again. No matter, I still love her!
Britney gave us a few Letters of Truth this year ... speaking directly to her fans on her official website ... first, she proclaimed that she was no longer a student of Kabbalah:
Which meant that she fell out of Madonna's favor.
Then she kinda freaked out and started talking about tigers or some shizz ...
... and then she promised us that she would start wearing underwear again:
Britney will wrap up the year with a party at Pure here in Las Vegas:
And who knows ... perhaps there is more yet to come ...
... one can only hope.