Following her Oscar-nominated turn in Steven Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans,” Michelle Williams will next embody the voice of Britney Spears by narrating her upcoming memoir, “The Woman in Me.”
Variety has confirmed that Spears will record an introduction to the audiobook and Williams will narrate the rest.
Out Oct. 24 via Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, “The Woman in Me” promises to tell the “incredible journey (and) strength at the core of one of the greatest performers in pop music history,” per a press release. The memoir “illuminates the enduring power of music and love — and the importance of a woman telling her own story, on her own terms.”
The audiobook will be released simultaneously with the print editions of “The Woman in Me.”
Spears landed the massive publishing deal for a tell-all last February, just a few months after her conservatorship was terminated. Simon & Schuster acquired the rights to Spears’ book last year after a bidding war that involved multiple publishers. Spears is reported to be raking in as much as $15 million in the “record-breaking” deal.
“This book has been a labor of love and all the emotions that come with it,” Spears said in a statement to People magazine, which broke the news of Williams’ involvement. “Reliving everything has been exciting, heart-wrenching and emotional, to say the least. For those reasons, I will only be reading a small part of my audiobook. I am so grateful to the amazing Michelle Williams for reading the rest of it.”
Williams offered her own (brief) statement in support of Spears: “I stand with Britney.”
Oops… Britney Spears’ is about to hit hard at ex Justin Timberlake one more time.
According to sources, the “SexyBack” singer is “not going to be happy” when he sees what Spears has to say about him in her much-anticipated memoir, “The Woman in Me,” due out Oct. 24.
Noting that while “it’s not Britney’s intention to skewer anyone,” a source told Us Weekly that the book does “relay the facts from her perspective,” while another source says Spears “goes after [Timberlake] hard.”
Spears and the *NSYNC breakout first met after getting cast on “The Mickey Mouse Club” in 1993, and later dated from 1999 to 2002 after they both hit it big. As depicted in the “Framing Britney Spears” doc, he and their relationship are perceived by some as having had a negative affect on Spears, for which Timberlake said in 2021 he was “deeply sorry.”
Fans are expecting to read all about what went down between the former couple, as well as Spears’ ongoing struggles with her family and lengthy conservatorship, terminated in late 2021.
Whether or not anything from the current year will be included in the book is yet to be seen.
Khloe Kardashian looked unrecognizable as she channelled Britney Spears in a new video shared to her TikTok account over the weekend.
The reality TV star, 39, donned a short blonde wig to recreate the 41-year-old pop star's 2003 interview with CNN, where she revealed her love of Pepsi while wearing a similar blonde bob.
Kardashian - who recently shared a sweet snap of her son Tatum - was joined by hairstylist Andrew Fitzsimons and make-up artist Ash K. Holm as they lip-synched lines from the interview, conducted by Tucker Carlson.
During the segment Tucker inquired about the Pepsi ad Spears had filmed in 2021, asking: 'Candidly, just between you and me, how much Pepsi do you think you drink on an average day?'
To that Britney insisted: 'I really do like Pepsi, I really do.'
An incredulous Tucker further questioned the Criminal hitmaker: 'Really? What's your favorite kind?'
A confused Britney then replied, 'My favorite kind of Pepsi? Pepsi's Pepsi.'
'Well you don't drink Diet Pepsi, or vanilla, or…?' Tucker continued to press.
'No, just regular Pepsi,' Britney confirmed.
Aside from the wig Khloe wore a bright pink tank top for the video.
The Good American co-founder twirled her hair while mimicking Britney's facial expressions.
As for glam the mother-of-two wore black eyeliner, smokey eyeshadow, as well as bright pink blush on the apples of her cheeks.
Her glam team also wore bright wigs as they joined Khloe for the fun video, standing behind her chair.
The CNN interview has been regarded as one of Britney's most memorable interview moments.
Khloe's fans took to the comments on the video, expressing their love of Britney.
'Britney is the MOST ICONIC of all Timessss!!!!'
'This Britney moment is iconiccc till this day,' another added.
'That unbothered britney interview is iconic.'
Khloe's funny clip comes after she recently shared a video of her toned physique.
Singer's 2002 dramedy plans two-night event and special edition soundtrack in October around the release of The Woman in Me.
CROSSROADS, Anson Mount, Britney Spears, Zoe Saldana, Taryn Manning, 2002. ©COLUMBIA PICTURES/COURTESY EVERETT COLLECTION
THE BRITNEY SPEARS-STARRING 2002 dramedy Crossroads will drive back into theaters in October for a two-night rerelease planned to coincide with the release of the singer’s memoir The Woman in Me.
Despite being critically ravaged upon its release, the film is beloved by Spears fans, who will have the opportunity to see Crossroads on the big screen on October 23 and 25 at one of the nearly 900 movie theaters screening the movie nationwide.
Crossroads, Spears’ first (and last) starring role, was directed by Tamra Davis and written by future Gray’s Anatomy/Scandal/Bridgerton powerhouse Shonda Rhimes. The film — about three Georgia friends’ road trip through the South to Los Angeles — also starred Zoe Saldana, Anson Mount, Dan Aykroyd, and Kim Cattrall.
Tamra Davis said in a new statement, “I recently rewatched Crossroads and was so enthralled with the time capsule of nostalgia that this incredible ensemble cast brings to the screen. Britney is absolutely breathtaking to watch, and Shonda is showing us her early expertise in writing complicated female characters. We had the best time in the world making this picture and the connection the actresses bring to their performances shows in every frame. The music will undoubtedly have audiences dancing and singing along and I know everyone will have as much fun watching these scenes as we had making them. I’m so grateful that Crossroads will be available so people can see Britney shine again.”