Monday, July 9, 2012

Britney Spears bikini photo is 'news'?

Britney Spears bikini pic posted July 5 at

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Britney Spears, or whoever handles her these days, shared a picture.

"Getting ready for some pool time!

Having a blast xxoo," she wrote.

The fuzzy photo of Spears, joined by her two sons, went out to the pop star's 18.3 million followers.

And anyone else clicking on

That was Thursday.

I saw it Friday around noon.

While looking for column fodder.

On Google News.

Scanned the Entertainment section:

Jennifer Garner.

Katie Holmes.

Kelly Ripa.

Britney Spears.

I've had success trying to make sense of the Femme Fatale's popularity in the past.

So I clicked.

"Britney's back! Spears tweets sizzling bikini photo while on vacation in Hawaii," read the headline from the New York Daily News.

"'The X Factor' judge celebrated the Fourth of July in the Aloha State with her two sons, Preston, 6, and Jayden, 5, and fiance Jason Trawick," the subhed informed.

"The sexy snap is proof that the pop princess is back on the right track."


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