Celebrity Portrait


Glory

By Ryan Slattery, Photograph by Randee St. Nicholas

With a new album and a record-breaking hit show in Las Vegas, Britney Spears finds her energy and her peace.

It’s roughly one hour before Britney Spears will take the stage for another performance of her hit Las Vegas show, “Britney: Piece of Me,” when she smiles and leaps out of a chair. Hair and makeup complete, the pop star makes a beeline to a small area backstage where she meets with anywhere from two to three dozen eager fans. As she poses for pictures and greets each of them, another sellout crowd is making its way into The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Photos complete, she runs back to her green room to dress for her opening number, “Work Bitch.”

For Britney, it’s a routine she’s perfected over the past couple years. In fact, when it comes to green-room demands, Britney is rather easy. The girl from Kentwood, Louisiana simply requires some sweet iced tea, a few candles (she says they calm her nerves) and a CD player. “Yes, I still use CDs,” she admits, then adds. “Believe it or not, I still do get a bit nervous before I go onstage. But once the show starts and I hear the roar of the crowd, I’m totally energized.”

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