Britney Spears (b. 1981)
MMC Mouseketeer turned "...Baby One More Time" pop star.
"...Baby One More Time" pop star turned cautionary tale.
Aunt-to-be thanks to with-child 16-year-old younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears (Zoey 101), who herself is not a former child star on account of she's not yet a former child (2007).
Ordered by court to turn over custody of two sons, Sean and Jayden, to ex-husband Kevin Federline, now known as the Responsible One (2007).
An "awkward mess" at the 2007 Video Music Awards.
Number of times checked into rehab in February 2007: Three.
Number one times completed month-long rehab stay: One (February-March 2007).
Shaved off hair and extensions, exited limos sans underpants, partied with strippers, and a million-billion other tabloid-worthy things during 2006-07 meltdown.
Mother of two.
Married failed rapper Federline in 2004; filed for divorce two years later.
Married childhood friend Jason Allen Alexander in 2004; filed for an annulment about 36 hours later.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, actually famous for her music and/or the clothes she wore (and didn't wear) while performing her music.
Pre-meltdown hits include "Oops! I Did It Again," "(You Drive Me) Crazy," and, "...Baby One More Time."
2004 Grammy winner for Best Dance Recording ("Toxic").
Made headlines for kissing Madonna at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards during her relatively normal phase.
Released debut album, ...Baby One More Time, at age 17 (1999).
Appeared on 1990s Disney Channel version of Mickey Mouse Club for about two years, beginning in 1993.
MMC castmates included Christina Aguilera, JC Chasez, Ryan Gosling, Keri Russell, Justin Timberlake.
Romantically linked to Timberlake.
Wikipedia: Britney Spears
Articles by FORMER CHILD STAR CENTRAL editor Joal Ryan:
"Inside Britney's Underpants" (E! Online, 2006)
"The Art of Britney Spears" (E! Online, 2006)
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