Britney Spears is fun, fearless — and to the point. After hearing praise from Cosmopolitan Editor in Chief Kate White, publisher Susan Plagemann, and her own mother at the magazine’s Fun Fearless Female Award luncheon on Monday in New York, Spears spent only a minute at the podium thanking organizers.
From her seat at the Four Seasons restaurant, however, Spears seemed to enjoy a series of taped congratulatory messages from Destiny’s Child, Celine Dion, and boyfriend Justin Timberlake of ‘N Sync. The singer laughed and turned a little red when Timberlake called her “sexy.”
“I really agree with your selection!” her mother Lynne Spears told those attending the luncheon. “It’s quite a whirlwind lately [Britney’s] had. … She’s had fun every minute.”
Spears was chosen for the magazine’s award because she brings out the fun and fearless side in other women, said White, who admitted that she sometimes uses a hairbrush as a “microphone” and pretends to be the pop star.
Spears has been seen all over in the last week, with her latest Pepsi commercial premiering during the Super Bowl on Sunday, and her turn hosting and performing on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” the night before. That same night, she was honored in Singapore with MTV Asia’s best female artist award.
Spears, who will be a presenter at the upcoming Grammy awards, makes her feature-starring debut in “Crossroads,” which opens Feb. 15 in U.S. theaters.
The movie will feature Spears’ single, “I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman,” which appears on her latest Jive album, “Britney.” The single is No. 23 on Billboard’s Top 40 Mainstream chart and No. 32 on the Top 40 Tracks tally.
As previously reported, Spears will also be seen making a cameo in the film “Longshot,” which will be released March 26 on DVD by Spartan Home Entertainment. She appears as a flight attendant in the flick, which also sees Timberlake playing a parking attendant.
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