Britney: For the Record

Season 1 Episode 1

Britney: For The Record

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Nov 30, 2008 on MTV - Music Television
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Britney: For The Record
Britney Spears is one of the biggest pop stars in the world, with five albums released, dozens of awards, and numerous hit singles. However, fame got the best of her and led her to an infamous breakdown in 2007 and 2008. With her life under control again, Britney is ready to talk about everything that has happened. From her breakdown, to dating Justin Timberlake, her marriage to Kevin Federline, her two boys, and her career, Britney is ready to answer all questions and tell her side of the story.moreless

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    • QUOTES (18)

      • Britney: I think I've learned my lesson now and enough is enough.

      • Britney: I wanted to make this film because I started to feel like I wasn't being seen in the light that I wanted to be seen in. This is an opportunity to set the record straight and talk about what I have been through and where I'm headed.

      • Britney: Everyone has a world they create around themselves. If I have a lot of nervous energy, when I just start dancing it all goes away.

      • Britney: I used to be a cool chick but I feel like the paparazzi has taken that away from me, like, the way I used to live my life. I used to be a cool chick but I'm not anymore.

      • Britney: (about the end of her relationship with Justin Timberlake) When it ended I felt so alone. I didn't really want to think about the reality of it. I never faced it... I just ran.

      • Britney: (about her relationship with Justin Timberlake) With Justin, he was part of the magnitude of what I had become. So when he was gone I was like, What am I supposed to do with myself?

      • Britney: (about her breakdown) I look back, and do not see how I got through that.

      • Britney: (about her 2007 VMA performance) You have good performances, you have bad performances. Not every performance can be a good performance you know. You're going to have some amazing performances, and you're going to have some ok performances.

      • Larry Rudolph: (about Britney) She's got a unique set of talents. She's got a blend of certain talents. She's a great singer. She's a great dancer. She's got an amazing image. She's incredibly likable. She's got this intangible thing that makes her a star.

      • Britney: Do I know my life is weird? (pause) It's all I've ever known. I don't see it as being weird.

      • Britney: I don't really like it when they say "the comeback"...I've been here the whole time you know. I've taken some time off for myself and you know I've been recording for a while, haven't been completely in the spotlight, but I'm doing what I've always done.

      • Britney: (about her dad) I don't understand how he can be such an asshole, and then be so nice.

      • Britney: (about her breakdown) I'm a smart person, like what the hell was I thinking?

      • Britney: I lost focus, I lost myself. I had that nature within me that wanted to rebel. I never wanted to become one of those prisoner people. I always wanted to feel free.

      • Britney: There's a lot that people don't know about me that I want them to know.

      • Britney: I think I married for the wrong reasons. Instead of following my heart and doing something that made me really happy. I just did it because...for just the idea of everything.

      • Jamie Spears: Damn, nice hooker shoes baby. Can you even dance in those things?

      • Jamie Spears: Everybody else have Wheaties, but southern girls....breakfast of champions is cheese grits.

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      • Britney: For the record became MTV's second most watched show of the year. The MTV Video Music Awards took the first place.

      • Original International Airdates:
        - Argentina: December 1, 2008 on Sony Entertainment Television
        - France: December 1, 2008 on NT1
        - United Kingdom: December 1, 2008 on Sky1
        - Australia: December 2, 2008 on Network Ten
        - South Africa: December 23, 2008 on M-Net
        - Italy: December 26, 2008 on MTV Italy
        - Turkey: March 31, 2009 on Dream TV

      • The front cover of the DVD was taken on the set of Britney's "Circus" music video.

      • The DVD of this documentary contains footage that was not shown when it aired on TV.

      • Madonna's appearance in the documentary was filmed backstage at her November 6, 2008 concert at L.A.'s Dodger Stadium.

      • This documentary was released on DVD on April 7, 2009, and includes bonus footage and MP3 downloads, featuring remixes of her hit singles "Womanizer" and "Circus".

      • The following songs, all by Britney, played during the documentary: Circus, Toxic, Womanizer, Trouble, and Unusual You. The song for the ending credits is "Lower Your Eyelids and Die with the Sun" by M83.

      • The main places this documentary was filmed at include Britney's house, the Modrian Hotel, Paramount Pictures Studios, Conway Studios, Glamour Magazine, Jive Records, Dodger Stadium, and the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Spears teamed up with the American cable television network MTV and award winning filmmakers Radical Media for the documentary. The documentary was shot for around three months in 2008, beginning on September 5, two days before Spears' appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards, to mid-November.

      • Chapters:

        1) Britney: For The Record
        2) Brit's Grits
        3) What The Hell Was I Thinkin'?
        4) Dance Auditions
        5) Feelin' It
        6) Toxic 2
        7) Love Trouble
        8) Rebellion
        9) A Spiritual Experience
        10) Jaded
        11) I'm A Celebrity
        12) Perspective
        13) Walls & Gates
        14) Balance
        15) Womanizer
        16) Out of Control
        17) Madonna
        18) Letting Go
        19) Veronica the Witch
        20) I'm Magic!
        21) Fireworks
        22) Conclusions

      • Other People Appearing:

        Sean Preston Federline (Britney's oldest son)
        Jayden James Federline (Britney's youngest son)
        Adam Leber (Britney's second manager)
        Brett Miller (Britney's assistant)
        Laura Lynne Covington (Britney's cousin)
        Cortney (Britney's friend)
        Russell Brand (2008 VMA host - archived footage)
        Jamie Foxx, Paris Hilton, and Kobe Byrant (VMA presenters - archived footage)
        The Pussycat Dolls, Jordin Sparks, Chris Brown, Taylor Swift, Jonas Brothers and other celebrities (VMA attendees - archived footage)
        Andre Fuentes (Britney's choreographer)
        Patrick Demarchelier (Glamour Magazine photographer)
        Barry Weiss (BMG Label Group Chairman)
        Tom Carrabba (Zomba Records CEO)
        Randy Phillips (President/CEO of AEG Live)

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