Britney Spears: Tanya Tucker’s Long-Lost Child?
Britney Spears is out of rehab (for now), so let the image makeover begin! Unfortunately for Brit, Fox News will continue to milk her breakdown for all it's worth on a special feature this weekend titled 'Britney Spears: Toxic Exposure.' The show will reportedly draw comparisons between the troubled pop tart and country music's original bad girl, Tanya Tucker. Now, before you ask yourself, "What the...?" take a look at these parallels:
First Taste of Fame
Britney: Joined the cast of the 'Mickey Mouse Club' at age 11; released first single at age 17
Tanya: Released first single at age 13; had a Grammy nomination by age 15
Love, Marriage and Baby Carriages
Britney: High-profile romances with Justin Timberlake and Colin Farrell; married childhood friend Jason Alexander for 55 hours; married to former dancer (and budding internet mogul) Kevin Federline for 2 years, producing sons Sean Preston and Jayden James.
Britney: Stole K-Fed from his first two babies' mama, Shar Jackson, who was pregnant at the time
Tanya: Started openly dating Glen Campbell while he was still married
Embarrassing Reality Shows
Britney: Asked the world if time travel was possible on 'Britney and Kevin: Chaotic'
Tanya: Erroneously tries to be the "cool mom" (think Amy Poehler in 'Mean Girls') in her own reality show, 'Tuckerville'
Britney: Dumping K-Fed, surprising David Letterman with hot new look
Tanya: Scoring an empathetic 'Dateline NBC' story about her life
Image Makeover Killer
Britney: Flashing her hoo-ha to the world
Tanya: Flashing her breasts to NBC anchor Stone Phillips just after her 'Dateline' interview
Rumored Drugs of Choice
Britney: Alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, crystal meth
Tanya: Alcohol, cocaine, marijuana
Britney: Entered rehab three different times in one month, finally sticking it out through the minimum stay at posh Promises in Malibu, Calif.
Tanya: One stint in Betty Ford
I'm never one to defend Fox News, but maybe the Britney-Tanya connection isn't so far-fetched after all. Besides, we all remember the excuse Britney gave Matt Lauer for driving with baby Sean Preston in her lap -- "We're country, y'all!"