First taste of stardom

Britney Spears, 16, catapults to the top of global pop charts with her debut single …Baby One More Time.

Image caption The teenage Spears generated both controversy and a loyal fandom

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More than 20 years later, her debut album of the same name remains the best-selling album by a teenage solo artist.

Personal struggles burst into public view

Spears is hounded by the press amid a tumultuous custody dispute with ex-husband Kevin Federline, allegations that she is an unfit mother and questions about her mental health.

Spears was often pictured fleeing from tabloid photographers
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This story contains spoilers for the second episode of “Loki.”

The chase for Loki is on.

In the second episode of “Loki,” titled “The Variant,” the titular trickster god (played by Tom Hiddleston) has officially kicked off his stint helping the Time Variance Authority apprehend another version of himself.

Among his earliest words of wisdom to Agent Mobius (Owen Wilson) in dealing with Loki variants? “Expect the expected,” which was the first clue that things were probably going to get a bit messy for the bureaucratic TVA. Especially with the original Loki’s need to prove he is superior to the

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Is Britney Spears imprisoned?

The 38-yr-previous pop star’s attorneys, her father and most just lately a “care supervisor,” have had legal and specialist regulate around Britney for the very last twelve years as part of a intricate conservatorship.

But in new months, worry around the arrangement has grown amid skeptical admirers who are contacting to #FreeBritney.

The devotees have rallied close to petitions and chat rooms just after what they perceived to be eyebrow-elevating social-media posts from the pop star in quarantine — some linking the troublesome messages to her conservatorship.

“I burnt my health and fitness center down,” deadpanned

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Warning: This story includes spoilers about the last scene of “The Rental.” There will be a different warning in advance of dialogue of the film’s ending. If you’d like to browse some non-spoiler-y “The Rental” content, verify out this Mark Olsen critique and this posting on IFC’s push-in motion picture strategy.

Dave Franco can make his directorial debut with “The Rental,” an atmospheric thriller that aims to subvert the acquainted partners-getaway-absent-incorrect horror premise.

The film, which began participating in on 251 (largely push-in) screens on Friday and is also accessible on VOD, stars Sheila Vand, Jeremy Allen White, Alison Brie

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[Warning: This tale freely discusses the plot of “Sonic the Hedgehog.” Viewers wishing to avoid spoilers need to go see the movie before proceeding below.]

In “Sonic the Hedgehog,” the dwell-action adaptation of the beloved Sega video clip activity collection, the lightning-quick titular character goes on a street vacation to acquire some gold rings and finally has a likelihood to make authentic close friends. Of course, he encounters a zany villain who makes points a small complicated.

People who have observed the movie, which strike theaters Friday, know the reply to one particular really important issue that plagues several a

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