AP prepares Brit obit

Britney SpearsUsmagazine.com is reporting that the Associated Press news service has already prepared an obituary for 26-year-old Britney Spears. “We are not wishing it, but if Britney passed away, it’s easily one of the biggest stories in a long time,” AP entertainment editor Jesse Washington told Us. I think one would agree that Britney seems at risk right now,” Washington adds. “Of course, we would never wish any type of misfortune on anybody and hope that we would never have to use it until 50 years from now…but if something were to happen, we would have to be prepared.”

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  1. Cathy • January 19, 2008 @ 10:31 AM

    I believe that most news services keep obituaries on hand for celebrities. These are regularly updated and able to be used as soon as word gets out that so and so has died. This is not news, maybe Tribute should just stick to keeping their movie listings current, rather than writing ” news articles”.

  2. Alexandra • January 19, 2008 @ 10:35 AM

    They keep them for older celebrities, not for 26 year olds. If you don’t like reading the news articles, don’t click on them, but let the rest of us enjoy them. Maybe you should stick to looking up your showtimes, instead of bossing the rest of us around.

  3. joe smith • January 19, 2008 @ 2:08 PM

    its time to leave these people alone.

  4. Ginger Grant • January 19, 2008 @ 5:34 PM

    The first thing Britney needs to do is get some new pantyhose.

  5. Karen • January 19, 2008 @ 7:21 PM

    I bet we see that sometime this year if she keeps heading in this direction.

  6. Ed Davis • January 19, 2008 @ 8:13 PM

    Once again, Britney is ahead of the curve, for this could very well be the beginning of a new trend — I mean, how many people get to read their own obituary? If you’re not happy with yours, you’re now free to change it. It makes a lot of sense, and it’s not the least bit surprising that Britney would be the originator of such a trend, since she’s always anticipated shifts in popular culture before her contemporaries saw them coming. That’s always been Britney’s special brilliance, and it’s why she continues to retain such a stranglehold on the public imagination.

  7. Anonymous • January 20, 2008 @ 12:31 AM

    No surprise here!

  8. NIKKI • January 20, 2008 @ 11:45 AM


  9. Marisa • January 20, 2008 @ 12:31 PM

    Britney, look at your hose! Honestly, if you’re going to go shopping at 2am, pick up some decent hosiery while you’re out!!!

  10. Anonymous • January 20, 2008 @ 1:24 PM

    I’m with you, Ed! Being able to proof-read your own obituary is a brilliant and fascinating idea!!!

  11. theoriginalme • January 20, 2008 @ 7:57 PM

    I think this is one obituary they are going to be able to use very soon, probably within the year. It’s so sad because it’s so unnecessary, but this girl is just not going to live much longer. I don’t blame the AP for wanting to be ready for her death.

  12. Jeff • January 21, 2008 @ 11:40 AM

    Maybe, just maybe, Alexandra, Cathy was trying to discourage celebrity gossip. Not everyone enjoys hearing about human trainwrecks who drive themselves into the ground. I’m not judging, but it may say a lot about your character if you do enjoy this type of mudslinging.

    Most media outlets often create sensational, and sometimes misleading, headlines to grab the reader’s attention. These writers do get paid for how many hits they get, you know. And it makes it hard for many unsuspecting readers to get sucked in when they hear about someone they know of getting in shit with the law.

    Cathy posted an opinion. She’s not bossing anyone around.

  13. Anonymous • January 21, 2008 @ 1:21 PM

    Shut up Jeff. No one gets “sucked in” to reading this crap, if they want to read it, they do, if they don’t want to read it, that’s fine too but don’t go telling other people not to read it. Some like it, some don’t, end of story.

  14. Jeff • January 21, 2008 @ 2:23 PM

    Aside from the fact that I didn’t tell anyone not to read it – that was Cathy – perhaps a little prior research would save you from making yourself look poorly-informed? Writers of online articles are partially judged on how many hits their articles receive. As a result, they use sensationalized headlines. People do get “sucked in”, whether you wish to sit in denial or not, and that’s just the reality. Marketing companies know this, and use it to their advantage.

    So before you spout off a belligerant attitude to random strangers behind the safety of online anonymity, you may wish to do yourself a favour with a quick google search on the topic of discussion. Then you can at least come off as having an idea of what you’re talking about. Oh, and try not to mix up what multiple people have said. It might lend to your credibility.

  15. Anonymous • January 22, 2008 @ 8:55 PM

    Ooh, sounds like I really stung ya there, Jeffie. Well, as far as being “sucked in”, I read what I want, the sensationalized headlines have nothing, yes, NOTHING, to do with it. Perhaps you should take a little better looksie yourself, I didn’t say you told people not to read it, I was merely posting MY opinion on your post. You don’t seem to like it when people have an opinion different than yours, judging from your first comment. We are not as stupid as you seem to think we are, Jeff, we read what we want, we don’t read what we don’t want. Simple.
    And thank you for sharing all your brilliant information with us all, but it isn’t anything we didn’t already know. Surprised?

  16. Anonymous • January 23, 2008 @ 1:14 AM

    Britney’s legs don’t compare to Mel B.’s.

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