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HBO Taps Britney For Live Vegas Special
Britney Spears' Nov. 18 concert at Las Vegas' MGM Grand will be broadcast live via subscription cable outlet HBO. The teen pop star is expected to kick off a world tour this fall, which will likely beBritney Spears' Nov. 18 concert at Las Vegas' MGM Grand will be broadcast live via subscription cable outlet HBO. The teen pop star is expected to kick off a world tour this fall, which will likely be sponsored by Pepsi. Spears last month signed a multi-year global marketing pact with the soda pop giant.
Spears is currently working on a new album in Sweden with producer Max Martin, who produced her most recent Jive album, "Oops! ... I Did It Again!" That set, which debuted on top of The Billboard 200 last June, has been certified for sales of 9 million copies in the U.S. by the Recording Industry Association Of America. The album garnered a Grammy nomination for best pop vocal album, while the title track was up in the best female pop vocal performance category.
In the midst of all of this activity, Spears is also due to star in her first feature film. As reported here in January, the as-yet-untitled coming-of-age film will find the former "Mickey Mouse Club" cast member's character reuniting with friends for a cross-country trip, and competing in a music contest.
News of the special, Spears' first live television concert, comes less than a month after confirmation of a Bruce Springsteen concert to be broadcast on HBO in June. That event will also yield a live album counterpart.
"Britney Spears Live From The MGM Grand Las Vegas" will be produced and directed by Marty Callner, who has produced HBO specials staring 'N Sync, Marc Anthony, Whitney Houston, Bette Midler, Garth Brooks, and Jerry Seinfeld.